Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cheney 2008!!!

How's this for an objective journalist? Helen Thomas, the old liberal eyesore windbag White House reporter that seems crankier with each press conference, vows to kill herself if Dick Cheney runs for President.

The Drudge Report quotes her, "The day Dick Cheney runs for President, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar."

At least she's throwing out all pretense of being objective like the rest of her ilk.

Please, VP Cheney, announce that you're running. The only regret would be that you didn't 30 years ago.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Aruban Hospitality

Although the story is tragic and it is a shame to see a young person with her whole life ahead of her stolen, I must say I have been sick to death of the news coverage of Natalee Hollaway's disappearance. For the past month, the cable news programs would have about 50 minutes of every hour dedicated to her disappearance. One thing that has been repeated over and over again is that the Arubans are upset about the media coverage because Aruba is a very safe island and its people and economy rely on tourism. If I heard that Aruba is safe and the people are friendly, I've heard it a million times!

I won't go through the whole heartbreaking story, I am sure you already know it. The girl's poor mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, has been searching for the truth about what happened to her daughter for over a month. During this time, she has seen 5 suspects arrested and later released. Imagine the frustration and heartbreak this woman must be going through!

Then, the other day, I saw Arubans protesting the media coverage of their island and some, in particular, attacking Holloway Twitty! Unreal! The woman lost her daughter and has been trying in vain for a month to get to the bottom of it and you are going to protest her?!?!

Well, I will say one thing. I will never, ever visit Aruba. Not because I fear for my safety, but because a lot of the people there are a bunch of jerks!

R.I.P. Admiral James Stockdale

I have to admit, when I saw the headline of Admiral James Stockdale's death, I kind of snickered and thought to myself, "Oh yeah, I remember that guy." However, after reading a bit on him, I am ashamed of my initial reaction.

Anyone who remembers the 1992 Vice Presidential Debate will remember Al Gore and Dan Quayle hammering each other on the issues while Adm. Stockdale started off with the famous "Who am I(?) Why am I here(?)" quote that had many thinking that we had an old senile man as a Vice Presidential candidate. He couldn't hear one of the questions (due to his hearing aid falling out) and on another, his answer was "I am out of ammo on that one." Let's just say he didn't come off too well.

Now, after reading what this great man did for his country, I have nothing but respect for him. Among his heroics:

Dropped the first bomb in North Vietnam
Flew over 200 missions in Vietnam
Was shot down and spent 7 1/2 years in a Vietnam POW prison where he was repeatedly tortured
Received 26 combat decorations
Received the Medal of Honor

Oh yeah, the reason why he had a hearing aid was because he was tortured for not giving up his fellow countrymen. Had I known all this, I never would have snickered and neither would have millions of other Americans. I doubt anyone would have ever done that to his face either because this was one great man and one tough son-of-a-bitch!