Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
WML: No. I think he is pissed because Bush can do what he wants, but Saddam cannot. If Bush wants to take out a leader on the other side of the planet, he can. Saddam and other tyrants want that capability, but do not have it. If he is angry, that is the reason.
WMC: I agree that adds to it. But I have to believe he's upset he's being put to death for about 150 murders, when he's killed 5,000 in a day. It is like Clinton's defense when another girl would come up: "Puhlease. There are a dozen more where she came from." That would defuse the story and put things into perspective.
And how about the 30-day notice? In America, we give a 30-day notice to our condemned, and they kick back for 30 days. Saddam gets a 30-day notice, and the next day his cell opens and a guy says "Let's go". That part of the world is criticized for poor management of democracy, civil administration, ecetera, but they are efficient in at least one area.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of Iran's inherent weakness: "Iran’s Ahmadinejad Far Weaker Than He Lets On"
Nancy French has some great 2006 flashbacks of Democrat mis-steps at NRO, "Blue State Blunders".
Hugh Hewitt interviews Joseph Rago, who is 23 BTW!
Our response (below) to Mr. Rago's opinions of bloggers.
HH: Did any mainstream media outlet publish them?
JR: No, they didn’t.
HH: Were they published on the blogosphere?
HH: Who did the better job of providing information to the public?
JR: Well, the reason a lot of newspapers didn’t publish them is because they were in poor taste. And that’s an editorial judgment, of which you can agree or disagree.
HH: But the fact that none…no one in the mainstream media published them…by the way, I did not think it was wise to publish them, so I share the judgment of the mainstream media there. But the judgment of the mainstream media was uniform. What’s that tell you about it? It’s not journalism, Joe. It’s a club.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Anyway, isn't there a qualitative difference between someone who goes to work in the morning and is murdered by terrorists, and someone who makes the ultimate sacrifice for his country after volunteering to take that risk? Or between a little girl murdered on a hijacked airplane and an adult man who dies in combat? In what sense are the body counts comparable?
By drawing an equivalence between soldiers and victims, Torchia is insulting the heroism of those who fight, and in some cases die, for America. By engaging in such mindless and meaningless score-keeping, he is insulting the intelligence of every one of his readers.
Thanks for the clarity, James.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
But criticism from the assistant editor, Joseph Rago, of the Wall Street Journal? That is the only paper left that Karl reads, yet it is only a fraction of the news sources that Karl turns to. The others? The blogs listed to the left.
So why do the MSM sharks all swim upside down along the surface? Maybe us bloggers should find a more evolved species to ride with, like a corporate HR representative, security guard, or an IT-Help Desk operator?
You can see this article, "The Blog Mob: Written by Fools to be Read by Imbeciles", posted at Opinion Journal, where one of the Karl's favorite blogs is posted - James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today".
Your Fool and Imbecile - Karl
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Finally, an objective and succinct summary of the Iraq Study Group, by the ever dependable Charles Krauthammer, "What did the Iraq Study Group Tell Us?"
Mike Adams shares his opinion of Karl's alma mater, Pepperdine University: "Colleges to Attend, Part 1"
And in the spirit of the latest MSM/Commie craze, Peggy Noonan provides a concise summary in the Wall Street Journal: "The Man from Nowhere: What does Barak Obama Believe In?"
Friday, December 08, 2006
The top reading suggestion for this weekend is the Wall Street Journal's frontpage story about journalism in Russia: "As Journalists Die, A Russian Paper Faces Grim Future".
Updated 12.10: Author Guy Chazan. Russian paper: (topic of article) Novaya Gazeta.
Charles Krauthammer: "If Putin Did It"
Oliver North's "State of War II"
Wall Street Journal Editorial: "Realism and Iran"
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Our best wishes to Alexander Litvinenko for a speedy recovery.
11.25 Updates - (after Alexander's Death): LFG & Hot Air
Remember Viktor Yushchenko?
Remember Anna Politkovskaya?
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Get a hold of Friday's Wall Street Journal. The editorial page was rich with Milton Friedman articles.
Here is one: Capitalism and Friedman: The man who made free markets popular again.
Also on the editorial page - Daniel Henninger's "Optimism Pays Off: Twenty-five years later, Reagan’s tax cuts are a global tide."
Communism had been running what might be called a 40-year demonstration study in life at one end of the Laffer Curve—what happens to economies when you tax away pretty much everything.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
So a good portion of the 4.4% un-employed in this nation are former campaign workers? Well, GOOD NEWS Kos Kids, agenda item #1 is a minimum wage hike. (Did you really think it was the war??)
Can you multiply the proposed 41% increase with your current wages?
Don't spend it all in one place!
Until then, Karl will enjoy the weather, the backyard, and will finish reading Never Call Retreat
Charles Krauthammer's: Democrats moving the ball
Daniel Henninger's: Like Father, Like Son? Team 41 is a threat to the Bush legacy.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Labor Crunch at "Crippling" Five-Year High
Church May Resort to Hiring "Suspected Homosexuals" to Meet Staffing Needs
Karl Rove Spotted Buying George Michael Album
Evangelicals Express "Appropriate Concern"
Dick Cheney's Daughter: "Yes, I'm STILL a lesbian."
Frustrated with the MSM? Be sure to add Ushanka.us to your daily blog journey and vote on our biased headlines, fresh from the MSM. No disenfranchised voters here!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Oh, wait, they just teased a coming story with "Will Saddam Hussein's sentencing spark more violence in Iraq?" I should've figured on that spin, shouldn't I?
Ushanka.us doesn't have the disk space or manpower to record each MSM-Commie plug like this one. Help us do the next best thing and vote early and often on our headlines, and report any juicy ones we missed!
Friday, November 03, 2006
WML: Want to hear a conspiracy?
WMC: From you? I expect nothing less.
WML: They're going to announce Saddam's verdict next week. My guess, they'll do it Monday night, give him a death penalty - just in time for the election.
WMC: Oh, I like that. But to get the proper impact, they'll have to catch somebody too.
WML: [drawing a blank, snapping fingers] Oh, oh, uh, that tall guy.
WMC: John Kerry?
WML: No, no... no. Um...
WML: Ya, they'll pull him out of a hole.
WMC: Sorry, I get the two confused. They both say the same things.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
14 years, US Army Reserves
2 graduate degrees
0 botched jokes
Picture Above - Priceless
Updated 11.2: Format and quote below.
A clip from Victor Davis Hanson's post at NRO regarding the picture above:
20 million Americans must have seen it [picture] all over the Internet, and nothing sums up the nothingness of Kerryism better than those smiling soldiers. After seeing that, no wonder he's offering deer-in-the headlights apologies.
Monday, October 30, 2006
What: Poster Girl, by Beccy Cole
From: The Jawa Report
The Aussies weren't even attacked, yet they fight in division strength and produce this!
What: Why Vote Republican
From: Marvin's Word
Funny. Will it change any minds?
Run to the Flash, You Crazy Islamo Fascists!
Found at Debbie Schlussel's Blog
Team America - What a Sense of Humor!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
The Non-Contract With America: What Democrats aren't saying about their agenda, so we will.
WSJ: America has been waiting years for this agenda. Please consider re-printing in a weekday edition.
We achieved 93% up-time in week one. Our site was offline for a 12-hour period. Numerous calls to our hosting service included one help desk person telling us Ushanka.us is not hosted with their company, and many others scratching their heads to the point of festering, oozing head wounds. Had they been wearing ushankas, none of this would have happened. We wish them all a speedy recovery.
Ushanka.us' hosting issues are Bush's fault. It is his cowboy tax cuts that put the US economy on such a fast-growth trajectory. With 4.6% un-employment, there are people working today that shouldn't be working...
Survey #1 shows that of the family and friends that made up the site's visitors in week one, two are either smartasses or closet commies. We'll smoke 'em out McCarthy style, don't worry.
Last... Maybe because it is election season, or maybe this is the norm, but of all the political headlines the site captures, nearly all are biased! This is a surprise even for Karl, a true believer of Communist infiltration in America's newsrooms. Karl posts about 3% of captured headlines and discards the rest. Another 3% could be considered journalistic mistakes that convey a pro-democracy spin, and about another 5% could be characterized as objective. In short - Ushanka.us visitors are voting and commenting on the most biased of them all.
Thanks to everybody who have helped us launch this fun project! And, keep your eyes out for the site's first guest blogger.
Friday, October 27, 2006
MAL: I hope we can remain friendly after the election.
MWC: Of course. I'm going to be happy on Nov 8th regardless.
MAL: Even if the Democrats take over?
MWC: Yep. Americans need to be reminded what the Democrats stand for. Then we sweep in 08.
MAL: You grew up in a Democratic era. They were in charge for most of your life. There is a long line of great Democrats - [walking away] FDR, Truman...even Clinton.
MWC: Clinton was a Republican. Do me a favor - show me a Democrat today that can drop a nuke.
David Limbaugh's: "Without conservative help, Democrats shouldnt bet the farm"
Cait Murphy's: "Why the Republicans need to lose the midterms"
William F. Buckley's: "Pelosi Ahead"
Michael Medved's: "Eight reasons conservatives must vote on November 7th"
Michelle Malkin's: "Blabbermouth media, blabbermouth Dems"
Ann Coulter's: "Dems' favorite Halloween costume: Patriot"
Dean Barnett's "The Smell of Victory"
Victor Davis Hanson's: "The Wonders of Hindsight"
Topic: Middle East
WSJ Global View/Bret Stephens': "Three Ways to War in Gaza"
Larry Kudlow's: "Pay-Go and Polls: What a Predicament"
Thursday, October 26, 2006
MWL: So I hear we're changing course.
MWC: No more cowboy diplomacy?
MAL: [walking in] You're missing the news conference.
MAL: [sitting down] It's more of the same.
MWC: Wait a minute. He just said we're changing course. Which is it?
MWL: Well, there's a timetable now.
MAL: Just rheteric.
MWL: Such a moron.
MWC: What should he be saying?
MWL: That 'I made a mistake.' That 'I'm stepping down.'
MWC: So Cheney steps in. What would you want him to do?
MWL: Be a lame duck for two years.
MWL: He'd probably stay [in Iraq].
MWC: No, what would you want him to do?
MWC: And let it collapse?
MWL: It already is collapsed.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
MWC: Do you think the North Koreans really tested a nuke?
MWL: I don't think so.
GWC: I've been out of the news for two weeks.
MWL: So you don't know who the next UN General Secretary is?
MWL: It is a South Korean. And, the Olympics are coming up in Beijing...
MWC: Ahh. A little triangulation on North Korea?
MWC: So GWC, if you haven't seen the news in two weeks, there is one thing you didn't miss.
MWC: The Democrats didn't announce their agenda yet.
GWC: They never will.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Larry Elder's "High School Student and his Bush-Bashing English Teacher"
Topic: MSM Goal of American Defeat
James Taranto's "Best of the Web" Thursday edition
Topic: Election 06
Mike Adam's "Preparing for Pelosi"
Victor Davis Hanson's "Traitors to the Elightenment"
Topic: North Korea
Charles Krauthammer's "Rice's Declaration"
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
WWL: It would be like 1953 all over again.
MWC: Really? We'd send troops against a million-man army?
MWL: Think they'd bomb
MWC: To draw us into a war? That's all they can do. But to what end? They'd be destroyed.