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Carter Attacks the Man Responsible for Cleaning up His Messes

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:53 pm - February 7, 2006.
Filed under: Annoying Celebrities,Bush-hatred,Liberals

As sensible world leaders develop strategies to clean up the messes made by Jimmy Carter, both as president and ex-president, this classless ex-president uses the funeral of Coretta Scott King to attack (once again) the President of the United States. Perhaps the Islamist regime in Iran would not be developing nuclear weapons had then-President Carter acted responsibly in 1979 when thugs backed by the fledgling government there broke international law and seized American diplomats, holding them hostage until Ronald Reagan took office.

The North Korean regime may have fallen had Carter in 1994 not gone there to negotiate a deal on nuclear weapons against the wishes of the elected Democratic president of the United States and his Administration. As the world confronts the reality of these tyrannies armed with nuclear weapons, Jimmy Carter, quite possibly the worst president in U.S. history and almost certainly the most classless ex-president, has joined his pal Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan and others on the fringes of political discourse, in blaming everything on President Bush. In his vitriolic attacks on President Bush, he has departed from the policies of all previous ex-presidents while showing more contempt for President Bush than he does for America’s enemies.

Today, that contempt was on full display. He referenced the FBI’s wiretapping of Dr. King to take a swipe at President Bush. Carter claims that the president’s program to eavesdrop on the international communications of suspected terrorists violates the law (Via: Fullosseus Flap’s Dental Blog ). He brought up Hurricane Katrina to show “that all are not yet equal in America.

Once again, this failed president used a public forum to bash the current president. As a sign of how classless this man is, he doesn’t limit his attacks to domestic fora, having also attacked the president abroad. He has put earning personal accolades ahead of the interests of the nation he was served in its highest elected office. As the Anchoress puts in her post on today’s activities:

any former president who will accept a “peace prize” given to him explicitly to (as the Nobel board admitted) “kick the current president in the pants” is unworthy of his office, or the esteem a former president is normally due.

At least we can thank Jimmy Carter for making it easier for Ronald Reagan to be elected in 1980. But, alas, that the Gipper only began to clean up the messes created by this sad and self-serving man. It is up to world leaders and President Bush – and likely to their successors as well – to deal with the legacy of Jimmy Carter’s failures.

-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com

(H/t: Michelle whose great links lead me all over the place, including and especially to the Anchoress’ most insightful post which bears reading and re-reading and perhaps re-re-reading.)

UPDATE: I agree with Gateway Pundit who writes that at today’s funeral, Democrats Prove Nothing is Sacred or Out of Bounds.

UP-UPDATE: Queer Conservative says that Jimmy Carter “gets loonier each time I hear him speak these days.” Guess that’s what happens when you keep company with Michael Moore.

UP-UP-UPDATE: Malcontent begs that “for the sake of decorum, decency and the memory of the dearly departed, please do not use my funeral as a platform to launch attacks on those with whom I disagreed politically.

UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt thinks that those eager to send Jimmy Carter “ message that might get through his self-righteousness and deeply dishonest posturing about illegal wiretaps and Katrina victims” should make a contribution to the re-election campaign of Nevada Senator John Ensign. The failed president’s son Jack is running against this good Republican.

UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Calling Carter’s remarks the “one moment of true malice,” James Taranto at Best of the Web asks whether the ex-president really meant “to suggest that Robert F. Kennedy’s spying on Martin Luther King is the equivalent of the current administration spying on al Qaeda terrorists?

UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: The New York Post called Mr. Carter’s performance the King funeral “disgraceful” and “reprehensible,” reminding its readers that “There was a time when former presidents did not publicly attack their successors, but that respect long ago went by the wayside as far as Carter, America’s national scold, is concerned.” (Via Tammy who has more.)

UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE:Like James Taranto above, Lee Harris is troubled by Carter’s comparison of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Osama bin Laden and his followers:

Suppose Osama bin Laden, like Dr. King, had struggled with all his might to keep his organization from turning to bloodshed and violence. Would Bush have felt the need to launch a domestic surveillance program on such a pacifistic movement? Maybe; maybe not. But the fact that al-Qaeda embraces violence and celebrates terrorism — doesn’t this small detail destroy the basis of Carter’s analogy?

(Via Instapundit.)

Gays And Guns, The Constitutional Option

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:39 pm - February 7, 2006.
Filed under: Gay America

Does the gay bar attack in liberal Massachusetts have you skittish about violence against our community? Well folks, Jake at Breakfast at Tiffany’s reminds us that gay people are protected by the Constitution with a specific right — to bear arms if we choose.

These are my words of advice to every gay person I meet: Obtain a RtC permit and use it. What is an RtC, one friend of BaT asks? RtC stands for “right to carry.” It’s the correct term for “a concealed weapons permit,” which the anti-self-defense groups like to use because “concealed” sounds more ominous. Thirty-eight states have RtC laws for qualifying citizens. Among the 12 that don’t are some of the worst crime statistics. If you are unfortunate to live in one of those dozen states then you have to make a moral judgment on what is more important to you.

Yep, that good old Second Amendment doesn’t distinguish between white, black, man, woman, gay or straight. Oh and I agree with Jake’s closing remarks….

You won’t convince me with any argument, lame or otherwise, that I do not have the capability or right to protect myself — especially if you are the same sort who will also say that we must “understand” why people commit crimes. No, I don’t have to understand sh*t, and I’ll take my chances with my 25 years of firearms knowledge over waiting 5 minutes while 911 responds.

As the T-shirt once said, “I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.”

Which is why we didn’t win the Cold War by implementing the Liberal Plan: A Nuclear Freeze.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Good News, Bad News on HIV/AIDS Battle

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:22 pm - February 7, 2006.
Filed under: HIV/AIDS

Drug combination prevents HIV infection in monkeys – Reuters

An injection of two drugs normally used to treat HIV patients completely protected monkeys from becoming infected with the AIDS virus, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. While it is too early to tell whether people can pop a pill and escape infection, the study provides the strongest evidence yet that it might be possible, the researchers said.

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NIH Warns AIDS Patients Against Stopping Therapy – WashingtonPost.com

People infected with the AIDS virus who periodically interrupt their drug treatment run a higher risk of falling ill and dying of both AIDS and other diseases compared with people who stay on the medicines.

That is the conclusion of the largest and most expensive AIDS treatment study ever conducted, and it comes as a surprise and bitter disappointment to thousands of people who flocked to it in hopes of finding a way around lifelong use of the drug combinations.

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HIV hits blacks harder in US, study finds – Reuters

Just over half of new infections with the AIDS virus in the United States are in blacks, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

A study of detailed data from 33 states shows that of 156,000 new cases of HIV infection between 2001 and 2004, 51 percent were in non-Hispanic blacks — although blacks made up just 13 percent of the population in those states.

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-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Democrats’ Contract With Al-Qaeda

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:10 am - February 7, 2006.
Filed under: Liberals,War On Terror

As this blog has repeatedly shown, the distance is shrinking between the rhetoric and goals of al-Qaeda and the rhetoric and lack of spine of the American Democrat Party. So, I was happy to see that a lot of other folks are agreeing with me. Here, via Lorie Byrd @ Polipundit, is the 2006 Democrat Contract With Al-Qaeda (with all apologies to Newt). (Original contract at The Strata-Sphere)

This 2006 Congressional Democrat Contract With Al Qaeda lays out what the Democrat Party promises to do if they are given majorities in Congress this fall:

As Democrat Members of the House of Representatives, and as citizens seeking to join that body, we propose not just to change current policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.
That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print. We call this our Contract With Al Qaeda”

This year’s election offers the chance, after 4 years of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the Nation’s policies towards Al Qaeda. That historic change would be the end of government that is too focused in Iraq, too intrusive, and too obsessed with possible terrorist attacks. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the privacy of all peoples, including members of Al Qaeda here in the US.

On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Democrat majority will immediately pass the following major legislation, aimed at restoring the pre 9-11 mirage of security and world harmony and ending this Administration’s policies for National Security:

FIRST, we will finally kill the Patriot Act so that no member of Al Qaeda will fear using our libraries to access international websites, access their email, or do basic research on major US installations and population centers. We will guarantee full privacy due anyone who makes it to our shores without question. In addition, we will roll back all provisions that put terrorism on an equal footing with Drug Traffickers and Organized Crime, which we understand greatly insults members of Al Qaeda who consider themselves above drug lords.

SECOND, We will enact legislation to release all Al Qaeda members now held in custody in the GITMO Gulag, while providing legal counsel to all who have been unfairly detained during this unfortunate international misunderstanding between Al Qaeda and America. We will ensure all detainees have options for bail and parole so they can continue with their life’s efforts while the legal issues surrounding their detention are worked out. Every ex-detainee will be provided the services of an ACLU lawyer.

THIRD, we will pass legislation ensuring that all Al Qaeda members will be free from government monitoring of their phone calls and emails with comrades back home monitored without probable cause. Probable cause will not include the normal desire to call home to friends and family. We see this act as protecting US citizens and Al Qaeda alike from warrantless surveillance.

FOURTH, as part of our revamping of immigration laws, we will ensure Al Qaeda members are treated the same as any other illegal immigrant now in America. We will provide you amnesty, a driver’s license, health care and education support once you are able to sneak past our borders.

FIFTH, as with warrantless electronic surveillance and in anticipation of pending civil lawsuits, we plan to pass legislation that bans warrantless searches of person and luggage at airports and other major transportation centers. It makes no sense to allow random searches of travelers if we are going to end targeted surveillance of communications. And we find both actions to be religious profiling and against the common sense norms of all liberal Americans.

SIXTH, Also, in line with the unfair targeting of Al Qaeda communications and persons travelling, we plan to submit legislation ending the practice of no-fly lists. This practice is biased towards people with common names and has limited the rights to travel of nuns and babies in the past.

SEVENTH, in an effort to demonstrate our sincere apologies for the actions of President Bush towards Al Qaeda, we plan to return the State of Iraq to the despot dictator of Al Qaeda’s choice by calling for the immediate withdrawal of our military forces to the safety of European soil. We encourage Al Qaeda to do what they please with the Iraqi people.

EIGHTH, we will submit and pass legislation that will mandate any questioning by US agents of Al Qaeda members to (a) be done in the presence of an ACLU lawyer, (b) never last more than 30 minutes, (c) be done indoors, in climate controlled conditions, (d) include an offering of proper food and beverage and (e) require every question to use the word ‘please’.

NINE, we promise to immediately begin impeachment of Al Qaeda’s most dangerous enemy, the Imperial President W Bush, and we will promise to not stop our efforts until we have removed this thorn in Al Qaeda’s side – even if we have to make up scandals to get it done.

We the undersigned candidates of the Democrat National Party do swear that if elected, and given control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, we will enact the above Contract With Al Qaeda.

Again, I ask….. prove me wrong. Show me how Democrats want to defend Americans, not terrorists’ civil rights.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

If It Is Tuesday….

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:17 am - February 7, 2006.
Filed under: Travel

… it must be Atlanta. Well, for just 24 hours. Then Orlando at the end of the week. Ah, the life of a national field director.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)