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How Today’s Liberals Would Have Reacted To D-Day

(Hat tip: The Corner)

Top 11 Things That Anti-War Protestors Would Have Said At The Normandy Invasion On D-Day (Had There Been Anti-War Protestors At Normandy) – Nihlist In Golf Pants

11. No blood for French Wine!

10. It’s been two and a half years since Pearl Harbor and they still haven’t brought Admiral Nagumo to justice

9. In 62 years, the date will be 6/6/6. A coincidence? I think not.

8. All this death and destruction is because the neo-cons are in the pocket of Israel

7. The soldiers are still on the beach, this invasion is a quagmire

6. Sure the holocaust is evil, but so was slavery

5. We are attacked by Japan and then attack France? Roosevelt is worse than the Kaiser!

4. Why bring democracy to Europe by force and not to Korea or Vietnam? I blame racism

3. This war doesn’t attack the root causes of Nazism

2. I support the troops, but invading Germany does not guarantee that in 56 years we won’t have a President who’s worse than Hitler

1. I don’t see Roosevelt or Churchill storming the beaches — they’re Chicken Hawks

How true, how true!  I can almost hear these words from the lips of our own babes-in-residence: Raj, Ian, Chandler, Brendan, Monty, etc.  Oops, I forgot, Raj would have been facing the Allied invasion force coming at him.  He does go on and on and on and on about his knowledge of Germany.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Best Mary Cheney Quote from Hewitt Interview

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:31 pm - June 6, 2006.
Filed under: Gay America,Gay Politics,Great Americans

I almost wet myself….

Mary Cheney: Quite honestly, the thought of any of those three men (Kerry, Gore and Edwards) having their finger on the nuclear button, being the commander in chief, being the person who’s responsible for our military, for keeping this nation safe, quite frankly, is a scary thought on any levels. But I guess we’re going to have to pick one…instead of picking one that I would vote for, how about picking the one that is even most scary to me.

Hugh Hewitt: Yes.

Mary: It would be John Edwards…..He was a one-term Senator from North Carolina who had absolutely no record in the U.S. Senate. His hometown newspaper started calling him Senator Gone. I mean, he had no qualifications other than really good hair.

I swear to God I love this woman.  Sorry Tammy, I have a new favorite lesbian!  🙂

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Hugh Hewitt’s Interview with Mary Cheney Now Posted

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:48 pm - June 6, 2006.
Filed under: Gay America,Literature & Ideas,National Politics

One of my favorite lines in the Lord of the Rings is when Sam imagines how future generations of hobbits will tell the tale of Frodo and the Ring. He envisions a father relating the story to his son and describing the erstwhile Ring-bearer as “the most famousest of hobbits.” Right now, it appears that Mary Cheney, by the mere circumstances of her birth, has become the most famousest of all gay people.

From the way she handled herself in her interview with Hugh Hewitt yesterday, that’s a very good thing. We should be grateful that chance (or fate) made this level-headed lesbian the most famousest among us.

Now that the transcript has been posted, be sure to READ THE WHOLE THING and you’ll understand why her prominence will do much to promote a positive image of gay people. Simply by having her on his program — for a full hour — Hugh exposed his listeners, many of them evangelicals and other social conservatives, to a thoughtful gay person. By coming across so well, Mary has certainly caused some of those listeners (who may not be favorably disposed to gay people) to reevaluate their attitudes towards us.

That’s why I have said she has done more for gays than most activists. As an open lesbian articulating her conservative views to audiences most activists shun, she can influence those not already sympathetic to our concerns. Most gay activists, it seems, merely preach to the choir (of like-minded listeners). No wonder they bash Bush so much; they’re merely appealing to their left-wing audience. Yesterday, Mary addressed a different audience — and did gay people proud. So, check out the transcript of her remarks to see how she did it.

And if you haven’t already bought her most excellent book, her words here should whet your appetite to read more of what she has to say. So, just get the book and you’ll see why Hugh Hewitt, Glenn Reynolds and I enjoyed it so much.

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

UPDATE: Pajamas Media is featuring today an interview of this most famousest gay person. Check it out!

Iraqis Showing Hope By “Voting With Their Feet”

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 9:36 am - June 6, 2006.
Filed under: War On Terror,World History

Here is an incredible column about the real story in Iraq by the very smart and well-traveled Amir Taheri.  Yeah, there is actually good news coming from Iraq.  Too bad our news media are too lazy, biased and scared to report it. (h/t – Lorie Byrd at Wizbang)

For someone like myself who has spent considerable time in Iraq—a country I first visited in 1968—current reality there is, nevertheless, very different from this conventional wisdom, and so are the prospects for Iraq’s future. It helps to know where to look, what sources to trust, and how to evaluate the present moment against the background of Iraqi and Middle Eastern history.

Since my first encounter with Iraq almost 40 years ago, I have relied on several broad measures of social and economic health to assess the country’s condition. Through good times and bad, these signs have proved remarkably accurate—as accurate, that is, as is possible in human affairs. For some time now, all have been pointing in an unequivocally positive direction.

The first sign is refugees. When things have been truly desperate in Iraq—in 1959, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1988, and 1990—long queues of Iraqis have formed at the Turkish and Iranian frontiers, hoping to escape. In 1973, for example, when Saddam Hussein decided to expel all those whose ancestors had not been Ottoman citizens before Iraq’s creation as a state, some 1.2 million Iraqis left their homes in the space of just six weeks.

Since the toppling of Saddam in 2003, this is one highly damaging image we have not seen on our television sets—and we can be sure that we would be seeing it if it were there to be shown. To the contrary, Iraqis, far from fleeing, have been returning home. By the end of 2005, in the most conservative estimate, the number of returnees topped the 1.2-million mark.

Finally, one of the surest indices of the health of Iraqi society has always been its readiness to talk to the outside world. Iraqis are a verbalizing people; when they fall silent, life is incontrovertibly becoming hard for them. There have been times, indeed, when one could find scarcely a single Iraqi, whether in Iraq or abroad, prepared to express an opinion on anything remotely political. This is what Makiya meant when he described Saddam Hussein’s regime as a “republic of fear.”

 Today, again by way of dramatic contrast, Iraqis are voluble to a fault. Talk radio, television talk-shows, and Internet blogs are all the rage, while heated debate is the order of the day in shops, tea-houses, bazaars, mosques, offices, and private homes. A “catharsis” is how, the Iraqi short-story writer and diarist, describes it. “This is one way of taking revenge against decades of deadly silence.”  Moreover, a vast network of independent media has emerged in Iraq, including over 100 privately-owned newspapers and magazines and more than two dozen radio and television stations. To anyone familiar with the state of the media in the Arab world, it is a truism that Iraq today is the place where freedom of expression is most effectively exercise.

It is truly remarkable that we are not hearing these stories from the mainstream media.  Taheri is correct in his assessment: 

To make matters worse, many of the newsmen, pundits, and commentators on whom American viewers and readers rely to describe the situation have been contaminated by the increasing bitterness of American politics. Clearly there are those in the media and the think tanks who wish the Iraq enterprise to end in tragedy, as a just comeuppance for George W. Bush. Others, prompted by noble sentiment, so abhor the idea of war that they would banish it from human discourse before admitting that, in some circumstances, military power can be used in support of a good cause. But whatever the reason, the half-truths and outright misinformation that now function as conventional wisdom have gravely disserved the American people

Put Taheri on your “must read” list of any thing related to the actual news coming out of Iraq.  He knows a lot more than Katie Couric, John Stewart & John Kerry. (Listed in increasing irrelevancy to the truth.)

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

George Will on “AIDS at 25″

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:44 am - June 6, 2006.
Filed under: Gay America,HIV/AIDS

An interesting perspective from a key conservative writer and pundit.

25 Years of AIDS:  Have We Learned Anything Yet? – townhall.com

The U.S. epidemic, which so far has killed 530,000, could have been greatly contained by intense campaigns to modify sexual and drug-use behavior in 25 to 30 neighborhoods from New York and Miami to San Francisco. But early in the American epidemic, political values impeded public health requirements. Unhelpful messages were sent by slogans designed to democratize the disease — “AIDS does not discriminate” and “AIDS is an equal opportunity disease.”

By 1987, when President Reagan gave his first speech on the subject, 20,798 Americans had died, and his speech, not surprisingly, did not mention any connection to the gay community. No president considers it part of his job description to tell the country that the human rectum, with its delicate and absorptive lining, makes anal-receptive sexual intercourse dangerous when HIV is prevalent.

Twenty years ago a San Francisco public health official explained death’s teaching power: Watching a friend die, like seeing a wreck along a highway, is sobering. But after driving more slowly for a few miles, we again speed up. AIDS has a more lasting deterrent effect.

There has, however, been an increase in unsafe sex because pharmacological progress has complicated the campaign against this behavior-driven epidemic. Life-extending cocktails of antiviral drugs now lead some at-risk people to regard HIV infection as a manageable chronic disease, and hence to engage in risky behavior. Furthermore, the decline of AIDS mortality means that more persons are surviving with HIV infection — persons who can spread the virus. And drugs like Viagra mean that more older men are sexually active.

Human beings do learn. But they often do at a lethally slow pace.

Food for thought.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

June 6, 2006…I’d Pray A Little Bit Harder Today

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:06 am - June 6, 2006.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

The fact that today is “666” is, frankly, a bit creepy.  At least Hollywood is bold enough to taunt the Beast by re-launching his unauthorized biography later today.

As for me…. I’m just gonna lie low today and watch the horizon for gathering storm clouds and four horses coming my way.

PS – Note the time of this post.  (*shouting* Come and git me Satan….if you dare!)

-Bruce (GayPatriot)