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When you read this note that the Kerry campaign doesn't deny doing it. This is just the great proof John Kerry is not capable of leading. Get permission from the American people in a poll on how to react on this issue just like he wants to get permission from the rest of world to defend ourselves.
This video tape and the other other one is also proof that the war on terror is working. Instead of launching an attack before the election all the terrorists can do is release videos of them wagging their finger at us. They are depleted and too busy in Iraq to be in a position to do anything else. We are winnning the war and need to continue with George W. Bush as president.
The Stakes Are Too High
by Matthew Manweller
"In that this will be my last comlumn before the presidential election, there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high.
This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence. Down the other lies a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands. If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo through the next 50 years of history. If we, in a spasm of frustration, turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the world and ourselves will be two-fold.
First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things. Once a nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the Middle East is too big a task for us. But more significantly, we will signal to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity that has characterized other civilizations. The defeat of President Bush will send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make difficult, yet unpopular decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal. If we turn away from that legacy, we turn away from who we are.
Second, we innorm every terrorist organization on the globe that the lesson of Somalia was well learned. In Somalia we showed terrorists that you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat them in the newsroom. They learned that a wounded America can become a defeated America. Twenty-four hour news stations and daily tracing polls will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will serve notice to every terrorist in every cave that the soft underbelly of American power is the timidity of American voters. Terrorists will know that a steady stream of grizzly photos for CNN is all you need to break the will of the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden will recognize that he can topple any American administration without setting foot on the homeland.
It is said that America's WWII generation is its "greatest generation." But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's "last generation." Born in the bleakness of the Great Depression and hardened in the fire of WWII, they may be the last American generation that understands the meaning of duty, honor, and sacrifice. It is difficult to admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by many (but not all) in my generation. Too many citizens today mistake "living in America" as "being an American." But America has always been more of an idea than a place. When you sign on, you do more than buy real estate. You accept a set of values and responsibilities. This November, my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp that 100 years from now historians will look back at the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century. Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill."
Matthew Manweller is a political science professor at Central Washington University
Both Saturday and Sunday I had 5/6 in my wheels on Wisconsin Supercash. Though i didn't have any combos that had 5/6 I had four lines that were 4/6 on Saturday on two lines 4/6 on Sunday for a total of $150. I have been so close a number of times it just gets so frustrating, but I will continue to plug away and hit it yet!!!
Started Roy Williams today in place of Reggie Wayne and he had a great day. 2 TD catches. Should have started him place of Santana Moss though. Reggie Wayne had a good day himself. Still got some points from Santana Moss though.
Also started David Carr over Trent Green and turned out to be a good decision. 2 TDs and threw for over 300 yards. If Trent Green doesn't shape up in the next few weeks I am going to have to deep six the stiff. As an insurance policy I picked up Vinnie T. off the waiver wire. Not looking half bad after coming back from the dead. Vinnie scored more points today alone than Trent G. has scored in two weeks.
Hopefully the Miami defense can give me 10 or 15 points tonight and I should be able to win this week.
Last Edited: September 19, 2004, 8:35 pm
Here is a great ad of John Kerry sticking his finger in the wind to see which way it blows. Funny.
Last Edited: September 18, 2004, 10:21 pm
Woke up at 3 A.M. and couldn't get back to sleep. Not sure why but got to thinking about what I heard on the news last night after watching the Preakness and decided I needed to vent a little. I was picking my numbers and had the TV on in the background and the nightly news opened up with new polls that just came out. "The president's approval numbers have hit an all-time low point at 42%, down eight points since April." Well my god, that shouldn't be too surprising considering the media has gone on a collective political hatchet job the past two weeks over the prisoner abuse photos in Iraq. There were prisoners just released in the past week in Iraq from other prisons who said they weren't mistreated but yet we hear almost nothing about that. All the media does is focus on what 10-15 idiots did at Abu Ghurayb prison and were supposed to be told how terrible it was for a prisoner to have panties over his head. Try telling that to Nick Berg. I don't condone what the soldiers did but what happened at that prison is nothing compared to what one can only imagine happened at that prison when Saddam Hussein was in control of it. Where was the media when Saddam was dropping his own citizens in vats of acid, or dropping them into plastic shredders, or being chopped into little pieces and being FedExed back to their families in a box? Did we hear about Saddam's torture chambers from the media? Sure we did get snippets here and there but nothing like we have heard about these prison photos over the last two weeks. Many of these liberal types in the media were most likely against taking out Saddam Hussein and putting an end to his atrocities but yet we have to hear about is so called "atrocities" of a few soldiers at Abu Ghurayb. Every war will have it's share of incidents that may not look favorably on this country because no war is ever run flawlessly. The closest thing we have ever had to a flawless war was the Gulf War and that was far from it. Well what about the Bosnian War? That wasn't a war, that was a distraction. I am not saying the Abu Ghurayb prison story shouldn't have been covered. It should have been but one or two days max. Then let the military handle it internally and punish those who carried out the abuse and be done with the story. But I believe the media will try to carry this right through the election in an attempt to get Bush out of office. Making a change now would send an absolute wrong message to terrorists around the world. Everything we have done in a Iraq will be seen as a failure (which it has not been) and would only embolden terrorists to try another 9/11 type terrorist attack. We need to stay the course, despite what the media may do to try to undermine it.
Hit 4/6 last night on Supercash. I played two 7 number wheels and third 15 number wheel combining the 7 number wheels. Matched 4 numbers in 5 lines for a total of $125. Not bad. This is the second time I have trapped all 6 numbers just didn't have them in the right combo. I maybe should have played one more number in both of the 7 number wheels. I had 2 common numbers and should have used 3. Have to use that strategy tonight. I will get 6/6 yet!!!!!!! I think I will reinvest some of my winnings and spend an extra $5 on tomorrow night's NY Lotto drawing. Almost at a record level. Best of luck to me.