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We here at Exurbanleague pride ourselves in our ability to gauge the ebb and flow of the looney Left, and it is with great pride we give you tomorrow’s headline at the Huffington Post:

Just like John McCain before him, Senator Warner’s troubles are due to his fervent support of the President and the Iraq War.”

 
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August 31st, 2007 by exurbankevin

Thought of the Day, 8/31.


Diana is the new Elvis.

 
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August 31st, 2007 by admindude

What Yellow Ribbon ?

Compared to “Valley Of The Wolves“, made in Turkey and starring Gary Busey and Billy Zane, “Redacted” is “The Sands Of Iwo Jima“.

Some highlights of Valley Of The Wolves, courtesy of the The Washington Post:

“In “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq,” U.S. soldiers shoot small children at
point-blank range, harvest kidneys from Iraqi prisoners for shipment to
Tel Aviv, blow a Muslim cleric out of his minaret and, to top it all
off, display utter contempt for Turkish foreign policy.

Got that? Abu Graib, nay, the Iraqi invasion itself, was all Israel’s fault.

At least Jane Fonda had the (limited) sense just to frolic around for a few photos for the benefit of the people shooting at American soldiers, rather than make full-on propaganda films for our enemies in a time of war.

A boycott of everything done by these people who would betray the trust of our soldiers with crap like this, is, in my opinion, a very small price to pay to support our troops and their mission.

 
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August 31st, 2007 by exurbankevin

Will Franklin Foer be Fredo-ed on Friday?

During the Beauchump scandal, I predicted that New Republic editor Franklin Foer would resign on the Friday before Labor Day weekend. Will it happen? Let’s wait and see…

UPDATE (8:35 a.m. Saturday): Guess not.

 
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August 31st, 2007 by admindude

Tearing off the yellow ribbon.


I remember shortly after 9/11, many praised how unified the nation was. Some even claimed that finally, the anti-war left would come to their senses and support the greatest nation on earth in its efforts against terrorism. Sad as I was to admit it, I realized that these radicals would be back to spitting on the troops and calling them “babykillers” before we knew it.

Over the past several years, there have been several examples of the far left mocking and disrespecting the military. But this week we saw it go mainstream.

Perhaps the ugliest man (inside and out) on television, Bill Maher called the troops babykillers on his HBO show over the weekend:

“Journalists in Iraq must stop celebrating miracle babies rescued by American soldiers. Like when U.S. troops found little Fatima lying in a pile of rubble, and instead of bashing her head in with a rock, they brought her to a hospital. Ooh, what a miracle!”
Needless to say, his audience roared with laughter at our troops in harms way.

And the movie industry is rolling out an armada of anti-war films sure to stir the consciences of everyone who already agrees with them. One of the first is by Brian De Palma. Here’s how he handles our troops:
VENICE (Reuters) – A new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears…

Inspired by one of the most serious crimes committed by American soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, it is a harrowing indictment of the conflict and spares the audience no brutality to get its message across.
(emphasis mine)
Ah, I see. because the entire Iraq War should be judged by the actions of a few hideous criminals. De Palma explains his agenda:
De Palma, 66, whose “Casualties of War” in 1989 told a similar tale of abuse by American soldiers in Vietnam, makes no secret of the goal he is hoping to achieve with the film’s images, all based on real material he found on the Internet.

“The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people,” he told reporters after a press screening…
These are the vermin that Hollywood is using to represent the entire U.S. military. Guys who are currently imprisoned at Leavenworth for up to 110 years. This is “the reality of what is happening in Iraq.”

Despite years of protestations trumpeting their patriotism, the Left has now completely dropped the mask. They admit what many conservatives have alleged for years: they simply do not support the troops.

 
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August 31st, 2007 by admindude

Friday Music Blogging: Kraftwerk



Since I inadvertently went on a Germanic trend over the past few weeks, I thought I’d end August with the godfathers of elektronenmusik, Kraftwerk. This track is featured on their wonderful live double album Minimum-Maximum, recorded on a world tour in 2005.

You will enjoy, ja?

 
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August 31st, 2007 by admindude

Sonuvagun

Apparently, there is such a thing as voting laws here in the Grand Canyon State, and apparently they can be enforced, too!

“District Court Judge Roslyn Silver rejected various contentions of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund that the requirements of a 2004 voter-approved measure are discriminatory or unconstitutional. These both require proof of citizenship to register and presentation of certain forms of identification to cast a ballot.”

You mean to tell me that all these 20+ years I’ve lived here as a non-voting legal resident I could have walked up to the polls and voted and nobody would have required me to show ID?

To think that my one (illegal) vote might have prevented this tragedy from befalling our state…

 
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August 30th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Re: I’m TOTALLY not gay

What was that? Some kind of secret tapdance code that only “Friends of Dorothy” can understand?

 
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August 30th, 2007 by exurbankevin

‘I’m TOTALLY not gay. Seriously.’

Sen. Craig MAY just have an out in the continuing Ickygate scandal. What he should say is that when he suggestively tapped his right foot in the men’s room stall, it was:

tap-tap tap-TAP-TAP-TAP
TAP-tap-TAP-TAP-TAP
TAP-TAP-tap-tap-TAP-TAP-tap-TAP-TAP

So give him a break, stupid biased news media! He was only tapping “I am not gay” in Morse Code!

 
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August 30th, 2007 by admindude

Devasting

Mere words cannot express the effect of this systematic takedown of mainstream media reporting on Iraq.

Read every word, it’s worth it. And then jump over and read Bill Roggio, Michael Yon or Michael Totten and read what’s really going on in Iraq.

Via Confederate Yankee.

 
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August 29th, 2007 by exurbankevin