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from the “i told you so” files

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I’M NOT JUST OUT HERE BUMPIN’ MY GUMS, YOU KNOW

I always try to give you easily verifiable facts and make my observations as clear as I can so you can choose to disagree with me if you wish. It’s certainly easier to just sit and rant, call people names, and repeat the same old tired talking points. It’s a lot harder, but more worthwhile, to speak from a foundation of real ideas and information and actual events, and that is what I choose to do.

Since I am often met with resistance from people who disagree with my arguments, dismissing my points without actually discrediting them, I occasionally have to remind you that, “I told you so”.

I’ve mentioned over and over how Hillary Clinton has for years hid herself from real reporters, only allowing “friendly” interviewers whenever possible, making people who are critical of her suffer, and refusing to answer tough questions when they do slip in. Her recent encounter with Tim Russert was a case in point and some news outlets are revealing what everyone (who is observant of such things) already knows. Check out this Washington Post article on the trials and tribulations of trying to squeeze a question in to HRC.

"Reporters Following Hillary Clinton on the Campaign Trail Are Covered in Dust":

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/29/AR2007112902165_pf.html

“Catch Me If You Can” - I love it!

The 2007 Hurricane season ends today. There have been some stories about how the prognosticators have been way off again (for the THIRD, not the second year), although I have seen and heard some that say that they were pretty close. I mentioned months ago, at the beginning of the hurricane season, how the weather-casters were obviously “fudging” in their naming of Tropical Storms, designating depressions as storms, loosening the criteria of what constitutes a tropical storm to pad their statistics, all to make their predictions look not nearly as bad as they really were and, no doubt, make the money spent on the hurricane centers seem worthwhile.

Here is a story from this weeks Houston Chronicle you’ll find interesting:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5337583.html

It’s funny, huh? With all the variables they have to plug into their models, they’re still wrong again and again and are now going to need more money to look for new variables they need to add to their ever-growing list. Hey! I told you, I know how these methodologies work and they cannot will not ever be able to predict anything so complex as the weather except in the most immediate short-term.

But they want you to believe they can predict what will happen 10 or 20 years from now - right? ;-)

Finally, I’ve mentioned many times how the Iraq War would become less and less an issue as time goes on and that Hillary and those of her ilk would move closer and closer to the center as things improved.

Now, everyone know the Dems are invested in defeat - that good news in Iraq is bad news for them. They have again (for the 41st or 42nd time) tried to force a surrender, to cut and run (to show how much they are concerned for the troops), but the Iraqis, the Europeans, al Qaida, Osama, the liberal media, even the New York Times</i> have seen that we are indeed winning this war, despite the attempts of the radical left and their puppets in the Democrat Party, to keep that from happening.

But now, even Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, you know, the guy who accused those Marines in Haditha of murder without hearing a shred of evidence (one-by-one they have been acquitted), admitted this week that “The Surge is working”.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07333/837824-100.stm

Think Nancy's going to have a hissy?

Of course he is trying to take some of the credit, citing a letter he wrote the president three or four years ago saying we needed MORE troops, which is part of what The Surge is all about, as well as actually taking the fight to the enemy, instead of riding around waiting to be blown up or shot at.

Too bad he didn’t support The Surge when it was proposed, and kept saying again and again how it was failing. He thinks people won’t remember what he and his Party have stood for, how they declared the war lost, how Hillary and her fellow Dems accused Gen. David Petraeus of being a liar, how we have to bring the troops home NOW!

Oh, you little people!

Finally, just for lagniappe, a note about Evel Knievel, who passed away today. He was quite a showman and it’s too bad he had so many personal demons, but people like this, more often than not, do and that’s part of what makes them who and what they are.

His famous rocket-cycle stunt across Idaho’s Snake River Canyon was really over before it got started (the parachute was accidently deployed at take-off), but give him credit for giving it a shot. To see a 3 minute clip of it, check here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsq3dWTrRWA

I think it’s gonna be a long, long time before we see the likes of you again. Maybe never.

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And i think it's gonna be a long long time
'til touch-down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no, no, no ... I'm a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

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japanesedream
Dec. 1st, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
Another staple of my childhood is gone.

RIP, Evel. :(
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's so sad, and it's sadder that we don't have any charismatic individuals like him to excite the imagination and demonstrate what the human spirit is capable of anymore. He was certainly a man of many flaws, and many failures, but at least for a while, he took all that life had to offer, did the impossible, and brought smiles and thrills to millions.
japanesedream
Dec. 8th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
So true, & ever so well put, my dear.
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