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Wednesday

News & Views, 11/24/04


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TURKEY DAY NOTES

First, allow me to thank everyone for your continued support of News & Views, Citizen Outreach and your ongoing grassroots activism on behalf of limited government public policies. I wish you and your family a safe and bountiful Thanksgiving weekend.

Second, I want to take this opportunity to thank our opponents...who continue to do and say such stupid things that they help us elect our candidates, often despite ourselves. That would include the Maryland public school districts who, as reported yesterday in the Washington Times, are so hostile to religion that they are intentionally refusing to teach elementary school kids that the Pilgrims “thanked God” at the first Thanksgiving.

And they wonder why they lost the “values voters” on November 2nd?

Lastly, I’m thankful that I have such a wonderful family...who I will be spending the next four days with while taking a Thanksgiving break from News & Views. Will have a new “Muth’s Truths” on Sunday, though. Otherwise, I’ll be back on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!

- Chuck Muth, Editor

THANK GOD FOR SUCH AMERICAN HEROES

“Sgt. Rafael Peralta built a reputation as a man who always put his Marines' interests ahead of his own. He showed that again, when he made the ultimate sacrifice of his life Tuesday, by shielding his fellow Marines from a grenade blast.

“...Peralta, 25, as platoon scout, wasn't even assigned to the assault team that entered the insurgent safe house in northern Fallujah, Marines said. Despite an assignment that would have allowed him to avoid such dangerous duty, he regularly asked squad leaders if he could join their assault teams, they said.

“One of the first Marines to enter the house, Peralta was wounded in the face by rifle fire from a room near the entry door, said Lance Cpl. Adam Morrison, 20, of Tacoma, who was in the house when Peralta was first wounded. Moments later, an insurgent rolled a fragmentation grenade into the area where a wounded Peralta and the other Marines were seeking cover.
As Morrison and another Marine scrambled to escape the blast, pounding against a locked door, Peralta grabbed the grenade and cradled it into his body, Morrison said.

“While one Marine was badly wounded by shrapnel from the blast, the Marines said they believe more lives would have been lost if not for Peralta's selfless act. ‘He saved half my fire team,’ said Cpl. Brannon Dyer, 27, of Blairsville, Ga.”

- Army Times, 11/20/04

THIS WAS NO MY LAI

“As soon as I saw the tape of a U.S. Marine shooting a wounded insurgent in Fallujah, I knew there would be trouble. . . . . But the tape of the incident actually helps the Marine… If that young Marine had homicide on his mind, he would have entered the mosque firing. But he did not. The Marine proceeded cautiously and reacted to perceived danger. . . . The war in Iraq as well as the war on terror is as ugly as it gets. Mistakes will be made. But this action is not one of them.”

- Columnist and talk-show host Bill O’Reilly

NO TIME FOR ARMCHAIR GENERALS

“Someone who has never been on a battlefield cannot know how lethal the killing field always is, or recognize the snares and risks, and feel the fear that is the lot of men sent to kill or die. There are no ACLU lawyers to call when an enemy playing dead is about to pull the pin on a grenade or the trigger of a rifle with the last of his dying strength.”

- Wesley Pruden’s “Pruden on Politics,” 11/23/04

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...MICHAEL MOORE!

“Michael Moore, the outspoken director of Fahrenheit 9/11, may have raised temperatures in the recent US election campaign with his anti-Bush polemic, but he appears to have left an online film magazine poll cold. Moore tops this year's FilmThreat.com Frigid 50, an annual list of Hollywood's least-inspiring, least-intriguing celebrities and the antidote to the usual power lists so beloved by the industry.

“Instead, the Frigid 50 focuses on the celebrities who have ‘left audiences cold with their overbearing personalities, poor career choices and chronic inability to stop making fools of themselves.’ Moore got the ‘honour’ because of what the editors saw as an oversized ego: ‘Remember, it's not always about you. Lose the chip on your shoulder,’ the poll advised. It continued: ‘No presidential candidate endorsed by Michael Moore has ever won an election. So, Michael, why not endorse a Republican in 2008, just to see what happens?’"

- The Guardian (UK), 11/23/04

UH-OH, HERE WE GO AGAIN

“The U.S. Postal Service plans to start seeking approval for a double-digit percentage increase in postage rates early next year.”

- Wall Street Journal Online, 11/23/04

IS THIS WHAT YOU VOTED FOR?

“The just concluded ‘lame duck’ session of Congress should have been labeled the "goose that laid the golden egg session" for the federal goodies it dispensed. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told me he is pleased that Congress has reduced the ‘rate of the increase in spending.’ Is this why we have a Republican congressional majority so that they can increase spending less than Democrats?”

- Columnist Cal Thomas

LP VS. GOP

“Just in time for Thanksgiving, Congress has passed another obscenely expensive budget bill crammed with pork -- and turkey, and potatoes, and soybeans, and bananas, and 11,768 other items that have no business being purchased with taxpayers' money,” the Libertarian Party rightly criticizes in a press release issued yesterday.

What the LP failed to mention, however, is that NOT A SINGLE Libertarian Party member of Congress voted against the larded-up bill. Once again, the LP is throwing stones from their glass house and casting raspberries from the peanut gallery.

- Editor

SURVEY SAYS!

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· Lowering tax rates
· Establishing a single flat-tax rate
· Simplifying the tax code
· Moving toward a national retail sales tax

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INTEL REFORM HITS SKIDS

“The Founders designed the House of Representatives to be the arm of the federal government closest and most responsive to the people. This weekend, the brilliance of this design was clear when the House all but killed plans to revamp the nation's 15 intelligence agencies and create a national intelligence director. By shelving the legislation, the House broke away from the political stampede in Washington and made real reform possible in the future.

“That hasn't stopped the political blame game. The Washington Post identified the ‘conservatives’ in the House as the bad guys. Meanwhile others claim certain House members were simply doing the Pentagon's bidding. Give it a few days, and we'll likely hear that it was actually Halliburton that was behind the curtain all along.”

- Brendan Miniter, Wall Street Journal

HILLARY GETS ONE RIGHT

“More than any other leader of either political party, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton has been focusing on immigration reform and border security - taking hard-line positions that appeal to frustrated Republicans in a move that could guarantee her enough support in red states to win the White House in 2008.

"...Unnoticed by the big media, Sen. Clinton has been cultivating the immigration issue since last year. In a February 2003 interview that went unreported elsewhere except by NewsMax, Clinton told WABC Radio's John Gambling, ‘I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.’"

- NewsMax.com, 11/21/04

BUBBA’S LIBRARY

“On the first day real people not titled president or named Bono were allowed inside, I traveled to this land of delusion for an up-close peek at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library - the ex-prez's glass-and-concrete personal acid trip. Now I get it.

“This jumbled tribute to history, Clinton-style, is not a museum in the classic sense. It tells deliberate lies. It tries too hard to be noticed. To be loved. Above all, to get in the last word. Which means Bill Clinton spent $165 million of other people's money for a glitzy homage to Madame Tussaud's - where he can smooth out the wrinkles, Wite-out the warts, and paint moustaches on those who defied him."

- New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser

LIFE WINS RARE VICTORY

“Pro-life groups won a key victory this weekend when Congress passed legislation stipulating that state and local governments can’t coerce hospitals, insurers and other health care groups into performing or supporting abortions.”

- Washington Times 11/23/04

DISSING THE ACLU

“...I wish to announce that I despise the ACLU for its relentless attacks on Christianity and Judaism. It's bad enough that they will wage battle on behalf of any busybody looking to banish Christmas and Hanukkah symbols from public places, including one's own front yard. However, these very same lawyers will eagerly go to the mat to safeguard a Muslim's right to wear a disguise on her driver's license, a Navajo's right to smoke peyote, and a cultist's right to ritualistically slaughter small animals.”

- TV writer Burt Prelutsky

DINNER IS NOW SERVED...

OK, you can now order your copy of “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” - a compilation of blurbs and nuggets from the Campaign 2004 trail, sort of a “best of” News & Views book. The full flavor of the 2004 election season is captured in these 150+ pages of quotes and one-liners from the likes of Ann Coulter, Jay Leno, Neal Boortz, Lyn Nofziger, Cal Thomas, John Fund and James Taranto.

Ah, the memories…

· Dean’s scream
· Janet’s boob
· Whoopi’s butt
· John-Boy’s hair
· Gen. Clark bombs
· Al Gore unhinged
· Teresa Heinz unplugged
· Lawrence O’Donnell unglued
· Dems unchained
· Abu Ghraib and the Beheadings
· The president’s amnesty proposal
· Spending like drunken Democrats
· Era of big government returns
· Mutiny on the Conservative Bounty
· Marriage on the rocks
· Spitting on Reagan’s grave
· Girlie Men
· Stupidity epidemic in public schools
· The Wizard of Coz
· Hollywood to the rescue
· Fahren-hate 911
· What’s in Sandy Berger’s pants?
· 86’ing the 527s
· Voting for it before voting against it
· Swifties vs. Kerry
· Kerry vs. Kerry
· Zell gives ‘em hell
· The Terminator’s All-American speech
· CBS & Rathergate
· Kerry’s tan
· Kerry’s “October disguise”
· Kerry’s “global test”
· Kerry’s army (of lawyers)
· The vice president’s daughter
· Bin Laden’s independent expenditure
· The “dumb-decided” vote
· Coastopia vs. Jesusland
· Donkeys sing the “blues”
· And much, much more.

If you like reading News & Views, you’re gonna LOVE reading “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” And as I think I noted the other day, the last chapter is dedicated to post-election blues...including a host of quotes, commentaries and blurbs which were never published in News & Views. Great new stuff. You won’t feel the left’s pain...but you’ll love it!

“Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” is not available in bookstores or on Amazon.com. In fact, I may not sell it retail at all...at least not until after the first of the year. For now there’s only one way to get it. For details, just go to: http://www.chuckmuth.com/crow.htm

A real collector’s item. A political junkie’s dream. Your liberal brother-in-law’s nightmare. A great Christmas gift for both. I only plan to print a limited number for my first (and maybe only) run...so don’t miss out. Order yours TODAY!

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Published by:
Chuck Muth
1315 Wilson Point Road
Middle River, MD 21220
E-mail: chuckmuth@earthlink.net


Tuesday

News & Views, 11/23/04


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VIOXX & THE AMBULANCE-CHASERS

The trial lawyers are sniffing around for another huge payday, and their next windfall could well break an entire pharmaceutical company in the process. The lawyers are victim-fishing in the Vioxx pond these days, hoping to land millions...no, make that BILLIONS...in fees. A significant amount of which will be used to buy votes in Congress and state legislatures to assure that no significant tort reform laws are passed which might kill the lawsuit goose that lays the golden eggs.

On this subject - if you are interested in a detailed explanation of what the Vioxx fuss is all about, some history on the drug and the true motivation behind the present lawsuits being developed - read an excellent column by Dr. Michael Clifford, a man who isn’t afraid to call a greedy ambulance-chasing spade a greedy ambulance-chasing spade. Dr. Clifford’s column is posted on our News & Views EXTRA page at: http://www.chuckmuth.com/newsandviews/nv.cfm

FUTURE NOT BRIGHT FOR LIMITED GOV’T

“We’re more likely to see entitlements and domestic spending continue to increase. There are zero plans for reigning in the Department of Education, government medical care, farm subsidies, or federal housing programs. Don’t expect the National Endowment for the Arts to be challenged.”

- Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, 11/20/04

ANOTHER DIRTBAG BITES THE DUST

“When two armed men barged into a couple's northwest Atlanta home Saturday, they probably didn't expect to find a guest inside who would shoot back. In the ensuing shootout, one of the intruders was shot, and he later died.”

- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/22/04

NOT SO SECRET SERVICE

“There was an interesting little episode down in Chile over the weekend. President Bush was entering a building where a dinner was held, when his secret service agent was detained by over-zealous Chilean security officials. When Bush realized what was happening, what did he do? Did he just smile, wave and let the agent twist in the wind? Nope...the most powerful man on Earth and the leader of the free world turned around, and plunged right into the crowd. He grabbed Secret Service Agent Nick Trotta, the #2 agent on his security detail, and pulled him out of the fracas and into the dinner with him. The Chileans were miffed...too bad.“Now take just a second and compare these actions with those of (John Kerry) on the campaign trail some months ago. Remember when one of his Secret Service agents bumped into him while he was snowboarding and John Kerry called him an S.O.B? Compare that little episode with Bush's actions here. It's obvious that the president appreciates those that risk their lives to protect him.”

- Talk show host Neal Boortz

BUSH'S POPULAR VOTE


“John Kerry's popular vote was also 12 percent above Al Gore's. But the popular vote for Bush was up a stunning 20 percent. Before the election, some liberal commentators were claiming that Bush would win no votes he hadn't won in 2000. Not quite: He won 10 million more.”

- Columnist Michael Barone

POWER FREAKS IN HEMP UNDERWEAR

“I don't jump pews, speak in tongues or kiss rattlesnakes on the mouth. I don't chain myself to the doors of abortion clinics or write long, scripture-laced letters to the editor categorizing the Satanic nature of demon rum, demon lottery, demon Victoria's Secret or even demon new-car smell. I think a tent revival is what you do to your tent when a blizzard blows it over at 7,000 feet. I think a collection plate is the strip of metal where the dust settles in my ‘Sharper Image’ air purifier. “So imagine my surprise to learn -- according to the mainstream media, Hollywood elitists, Manhattan literary darlings and the entire liberal left -- that I am an ‘Evangelical.’ Indeed, since I voted for George Bush, I am regarded by the lefties and their unthinking supplicants as a cross between Cotton Mather, Jerry Falwell and Tammy Faye Bakker.

“...(I)f the liberal dogma is correct, I am a card-carrying, fire-breathing religious fanatic who attends services a minimum of 12 times per week, remains partially-clothed in the shower and refuses to watch Harry Potter movies least I be infused with the teaching of Lucifer his own bad self. “Yup. I'm an ‘Evangelical.’ At least that's what the liberals and the media would tell you. This, of course, is total nonsense. In an attempt to put a spin on their crushing political losses, the Libs are doing what they always do. . . . Rather than face the fact that most Americans think they are utterly off-base, the Libs attribute their shellacking to a rampaging horde of religious zealots.


“Rather than admit that the Democratic party is controlled by a lunatic fringe of actors, Marxists, traitors, environmental nut-jobs and all shape, size and color of deviants, bigots and vegetarian bi-polar power freaks in hemp underwear, the lib leaders curse Middle America for their own failure. . . . These vast numbers of rigid, Bible-wielding, totalitarian Christian fundamentalists are non-existent save in the minds of the liberal left, the network anchors and a goodly portion of newspaper editors.”

- Columnist Ron Marr

McCAIN MUTINY

“I see by the papers that John McCain says it will be a couple of years before he finally decides whether to run for president again. In a pig’s eye. That boy has made up his mind and he be running. You can bet on it, barring the unforeseen such as a heart attack or a serious recurrence of his melanoma.

“...As McCain begins to make noises about running he will have one advantage over other Republicans in the race--he is the darling of the political news media, a fact that served him in good, but not quite good enough, stead when he ran in 2000. And it probably will not be enough in 2008 either, because McCain, who is not so much a moderate as he is an unpredictable maverick, will have trouble fitting into a party that continues trending rightward.

“He is well-despised in his party’s right wing because of his sponsorship of the hated McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that not only infringes on freedom of speech but also gave the last election the so-called 527 organizations that allowed rich radicals on the left to pour untold millions into the effort to defeat Bush. He now wants to follow up by restricting even farther campaign spending and by placing greater limits on political speech. No First Amendment defender he.

“McCain also supports the Kyoto Accords which would attempt to control ‘global warming’ at the expense of the American economy and American jobs while giving such ‘third world’ nations as China and India permission to continue polluting the atmosphere.”

- Lyn Nofziger’s Musings, 11/22/04

PAPERS, PLEASE

“Take a look around you, America. Our nation is becoming less efficient, less productive, less secure and less educated than any time in our history. What is the common denominator in this equation? Government has gotten involved in more and more of our everyday routines.


“Government cannot protect you from every danger. It cannot efficiently run airlines. It cannot create meaningful, productive jobs in the private sector. It cannot run efficient, affordable healthcare. It cannot effectively protect the environment. It cannot provide a quality food supply. It cannot adequately provide for you in your old age. It cannot create energy. It cannot provide a quality lifestyle. And it cannot stop the threat of terrorism by putting you in a government data bank and tracking your every move.

“It can and will smother you with rules and regulations designed to perpetuate the growing power of government. That is what government does. Americans must learn that lesson or suffocate. Your papers, please.”

- Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center

FAMOUS LAST WORDS…

“If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads.”

- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

DINNER IS NOW SERVED...

OK, you can now order your copy of “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” - a compilation of blurbs and nuggets from the Campaign 2004 trail, sort of a “best of” News & Views book. The full flavor of the 2004 election season is captured in these 150+ pages of quotes and one-liners from the likes of Ann Coulter, Jay Leno, Neal Boortz, Lyn Nofziger, Cal Thomas, John Fund and James Taranto.

Ah, the memories…

· Dean’s scream
· Janet’s boob
· Whoopi’s butt
· John-Boy’s hair
· Gen. Clark bombs
· Al Gore unhinged
· Teresa Heinz unplugged
· Lawrence O’Donnell unglued
· Dems unchained
· Abu Ghraib and the Beheadings
· The president’s amnesty proposal
· Spending like drunken Democrats
· Era of big government returns
· Mutiny on the Conservative Bounty
· Marriage on the rocks
· Spitting on Reagan’s grave
· Girlie Men
· Stupidity epidemic in public schools
· The Wizard of Coz
· Hollywood to the rescue
· Fahren-hate 911
· What’s in Sandy Berger’s pants?
· 86’ing the 527s
· Voting for it before voting against it
· Swifties vs. Kerry
· Kerry vs. Kerry
· Zell gives ‘em hell
· The Terminator’s All-American speech
· CBS & Rathergate
· Kerry’s tan
· Kerry’s “October disguise”
· Kerry’s “global test”
· Kerry’s army (of lawyers)
· The vice president’s daughter
· Bin Laden’s independent expenditure
· The “dumb-decided” vote
· Coastopia vs. Jesusland
· Donkeys sing the “blues”
· And much, much more.

If you like reading News & Views, you’re gonna LOVE reading “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” And as I think I noted the other day, the last chapter is dedicated to post-election blues...including a host of quotes, commentaries and blurbs which were never published in News & Views. Great new stuff. You won’t feel the left’s pain...but you’ll love it!

“Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” is not available in bookstores or on Amazon.com. In fact, I may not sell it retail at all...at least not until after the first of the year. For now there’s only one way to get it. For details, just go to: http://www.chuckmuth.com/crow.htm

A real collector’s item. A political junkie’s dream. Your liberal brother-in-law’s nightmare. A great Christmas gift for both. I only plan to print a limited number for my first (and maybe only) run...so don’t miss out. Order yours TODAY!

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Published by:
Chuck Muth
1315 Wilson Point Road
Middle River, MD 21220
E-mail: chuckmuth@earthlink.net


Monday

News & Views, 11/22/04


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CONSERVATIVES TAKE ANOTHER ONE IN THE SHORTS IN THE SENATE...

Thanks to each of you who took the time to sign our last-minute online petition to Senate Majority Leader Frist urging him to block confirmation of postal union boss Dawn Tisdale to the Postal Rate Commission. But just like the brouhaha over Arlen Specter, Republican senators blew off the concerns and objections of us conservatives and approved this postal fox to guard the postal henhouse late Saturday night before going home to enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday.

The only good news here is that Tisdale is filling a vacancy with only two years to go. So we have two years to work against his re-appointment to a full six-year term.

...BUT WIN ONE IN THE HOUSE...FOR NOW

A House/Senate conference committee approved an Intelligence reform bill which had stripped out provisions cracking down on ILLEGAL immigration. The Senate (the same Senate that approved Specter & Tisdale this week), of course, approved the watered-down bill. But a funny thing happened on the way to the House.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner Jr. actively opposed passage of the compromise bill, saying that reforming U.S. intelligence without making it harder for illegal aliens to get legal ID cards was pointless. Sensenbrenner was subjected to a lot of arm-twisting over the weekend, urging him to go along to get along and cave in on the ILLEGAL immigration aspects of the bill...including a call from the president.

But Sensenbrenner stood his ground and didn’t budge. And the House rejected the compromise bill. That’s the good news. The bad news is there’s talk of bringing the House back for another special “lame duck” session in early December to try again to pass this bill.

Being critical of Republicans when they sell us out is understandable and darn near a full-time job…but we shouldn’t forget to say “thank you” and give someone a pat on the back when they stand tall and stand their ground under fire. So why not take a minute today to shoot off a note of gratitude to Rep. Sensenbrenner for not backing down and insisting on keeping the immigration provisions in the Intelligence bill? And since this fight still isn’t over, please urge Rep. Sensenbrenner to hang tough even if the House does come back for a second bite at the apple after the Thanksgiving holiday. His email address is: sensenbrenner@mail.house.gov


TARGETING U.S. TROOPS

“In just over a week, our guys killed more than 1,200 terrorists, captured 1,000 more and liberated a city in the grip of Islamists for the past eight months. And all the media can do is find their next Abu Ghraib. Memo to big media executives: The election is over and you lost. Now get back to reporting the news.”

- Washington Times editorial, 11/20/04

CROSSING THE BORDER

“It would border insanity to insinuate that ‘rules of war’ apply when the enemy you are fighting knows no such rules.”

- N&V reader R.H. Goetz, Sr.

“Have you ever noticed that news cameras have shown insurgents shooting at our soldiers and firing RPGs at them? And have you noticed that they never show our guys being hit? What would happen if the American people saw THAT--just once?? Would the outcry in defense of our guys be as great as it has been in defense of the terrorist? I frankly think it would, and so we will never see it.”

- N&V reader Donna Brosemer of Palm Beach Gardens, FL


CRACKING DOWN ON RADICAL ISLAM

“We are a Dutch democratic society. We have our own norms and values. If you chose radical Islam you can leave, and if you don't leave voluntarily then we will send you away. This is the only message possible...

“The Netherlands has been too tolerant to intolerant people for too long. We should not import a retarded political Islamic society to our country. . . . If in a mosque there is recruitment for jihad, it's not a house of prayer, it's a house of war. If it's not a house of prayer, it should be closed down.

"...If we don't do anything, we will lose the country that we have known for centuries. People don't want the Netherlands to be lost, and this is something that I get angry about and I am going to fight for, to keep the country Dutch.”

- Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders responding to the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a suspected Muslim radical, Associated Press, 11/19/04

SUPREME ADVICE

“Get over it.”

- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responding to a question from the audience about the 2000 presidential election at a forum at the University of Michigan on Tuesday

CLASSLESS IS HIS MIDDLE NAME

“We don’t expect the Clinton library to put an anti-Clinton spin on the President’s shameful behavior. But using the exhibit to attack at the President’s opponents is really classless. But then, it is the Clinton library.”

- Manchester Union-Leader

CRAZY AUNT IN THE BASEMENT

“…(L)ongtime White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas...had some unkind words to describe (President) Bush and Condi (Rice). . . . Asked about the election result, the sharp-tongued reporter simply put her hand on her face and said, ‘My God, the man is a fascist -- a fascist, I tell you.’

“...But surely Thomas, a female reporter who succeeded decades ago in a ‘man's world,’ had some empathy about Condi's appointment (to secretary of state). As we suggested the notion, a look of horror came over Thomas' face. ‘I tell you, the women is a monster, a monster, a monster,’ she kept saying. . . . When NewsMax referred to some of Condi's positive achievements, Thomas kept interjecting ‘monster’ to describe her. ‘The lady is a goddamn liar.’

“...Michael Moore, please call Helen Thomas. She is ready to help with your next movie!”

- Inside Report, Newsmax.com, 11/22/04

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PREDICT

“At a Kerry rally in Manchester, N.H., (Boston Red Sox owner John) Henry said, ‘In October, New England won the World Series. And in November, New England's favorite son is going to win the presidency of the United States.’ Sure enough, on Nov. 2, Bush, a native of New Haven, Conn., beat Colorado-born Kerry.”

- James Taranto’s Best of the Web, 11/19/04


STUPIDITY VIRUS STRIKES IN ARIZONA

“While setting up for a school dance this fall, two students in Gilbert (AZ) thought they'd get in a few squeaky giggles after inhaling balloons filled with helium. . . . Their principal saw the gag as a violation of district policy on the non-medical use of inhalants. For that, she issued five-day suspensions, which she later reduced to one day. Gilbert Public Schools spokeswoman Dianne Bowers said administrators must err on the side of caution when it comes to student safety.”

- Arizona Republic, 11/18/04

BRUSHFIRE ALERT

Yes, yes, yes. Got it right here. The name of the Superintendent for Gilbert Public Schools is Dr. Bradley K. Barrett. He can be reached at (480) 497-3397...or you can email him at: superintendent@gilbert.k12.az.us

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

“There's something rotten in Denmark. . . . It seems Danish parents can't name their children anything they want. The government, there, is out to protect the children. Children can easily be teased about their names, so parents are forced to request special permission from the government for anything out of the ordinary - by Danish standards.

“Now, I feel sorry for some kids, stuck with goofy names. But I've noticed that what I think goofy may not be what you think goofy. And kids and adults often adopt the goofiest names for themselves. And other kids make fun of the most normal of names.

“...What stinks is...this idea that everything good must be somehow promoted by government, and everything bad fought by it. Names should be a matter left to common sense, not government boards. If we can't keep government out of this area, where won't it go?”

- Paul Jacob’s “Common Sense,” 11/19/04

DINNER IS NOW SERVED...


OK, you can now order your copy of “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” - a compilation of blurbs and nuggets from the Campaign 2004 trail, sort of a “best of” News & Views book. The full flavor of the 2004 election season is captured in these 150+ pages of quotes and one-liners from the likes of Ann Coulter, Jay Leno, Neal Boortz, Lyn Nofziger, Cal Thomas, John Fund and James Taranto.

Ah, the memories…

· Dean’s scream
· Janet’s boob
· Whoopi’s butt
· John-Boy’s hair
· Gen. Clark bombs
· Al Gore unhinged
· Teresa Heinz unplugged
· Lawrence O’Donnell unglued
· Dems unchained
· Abu Ghraib and the Beheadings
· The president’s amnesty proposal
· Spending like drunken Democrats
· Era of big government returns
· Mutiny on the Conservative Bounty
· Marriage on the rocks
· Spitting on Reagan’s grave
· Girlie Men
· Stupidity epidemic in public schools
· The Wizard of Coz
· Hollywood to the rescue
· Fahren-hate 911
· What’s in Sandy Berger’s pants?
· 86’ing the 527s
· Voting for it before voting against it
· Swifties vs. Kerry
· Kerry vs. Kerry
· Zell gives ‘em hell
· The Terminator’s All-American speech
· CBS & Rathergate
· Kerry’s tan
· Kerry’s “October disguise”
· Kerry’s “global test”
· Kerry’s army (of lawyers)
· The vice president’s daughter
· Bin Laden’s independent expenditure
· The “dumb-decided” vote
· Coastopia vs. Jesusland
· Donkeys sing the “blues”
· And much, much more.

If you like reading News & Views, you’re gonna LOVE reading “Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” And as I think I noted the other day, the last chapter is dedicated to post-election blues...including a host of quotes, commentaries and blurbs which were never published in News & Views. Great new stuff. You won’t feel the left’s pain...but you’ll love it!

“Ketchup With Your Crow, Mr. Moore?” is not available in bookstores or on Amazon.com. In fact, I may not sell it retail at all...at least not until after the first of the year. For now there’s only one way to get it. For details, just go to: http://www.chuckmuth.com/crow.htm

A real collector’s item. A political junkie’s dream. Your liberal brother-in-law’s nightmare. A great Christmas gift for both. I only plan to print a limited number for my first (and maybe only) run...so don’t miss out. Order yours TODAY!

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Published by:
Chuck Muth
1315 Wilson Point Road
Middle River, MD 21220
E-mail:
chuckmuth@earthlink.net