Wednesday, November 30, 2005

All Of One Mind

"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat." --Will Rogers

Some of my regular readers may have noticed that I have been placing quotes from famous people, books, plays, and movies at the beginning of my posts. I usually place a quote on here that I have somewhere in my memory. I don't normally go looking for quotes to use which explains why they don't always go too well with my subjects. Once in a while I do look up quotes to use mainly because I don't remember the exact quote or I remember part of the quote or can't remember who said it.

It was on one of those searches that I ran across an interesting similarity in a couple of quotes.

You may remember a post I made about the Warren County Community College professor John Daly, who sent an e-mail to a Freshman Student at the college telling her that "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors".

I want to add here, that Professor Daly, under pressure from conservatives, recently resigned from his position as Professor of English at WCCC. This developement does not please me at all, because it demonstrates Professor Daly's unwillingness to admit that his statements were inappropriate. Resigning his position without an apology for his comments only proves the man's cowardice and irresponsibility. He will likely assume a position at an ivy league school in the very near future, and his attitude will continue to be un-American.

Also in this e-mail, Professor Daly said, "If you want to count the number of deaths based on political systems, you can begin with the more than a million children who have died in Iraq from U.S.-imposed sanctions and war."

During one of my searches to find appropriate quotes to head my blog post, I found these words: "A reaction might take place as a result of the US government's hitting Muslim civilians and executing more than 600,000 Muslim children in Iraq by preventing food and medicine from reaching them. So, the US is responsible for any reaction, because it extended its war against troops to civilians".

Then, I recall Cindy Sheehan saying "George Bush is a terrorist." During the aforementioned search I also found a quote which was almost identical to Ms. Sheehan's. I confess, however, that I can no longer find the exact quote.

The two quotes I found came from the same person. Osama bin Laden.

Is it just coincidence that the Liberals are saying the same things that Osama bin Laden has said in their crusades against President Bush and America?

I don't think so.

Here is a bonus quote:

"I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn". -- Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (D)

I like Joe Lieberman. I wish all Democrats had his integrity.


Gyrobo said...

Integrity?! Joe Lieberman's basement is full of hobo skeletons!

--==/ Robot coming through! \==--

Gyrobo said...

Hey, your comment system is fixed! Hooray!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Senator Lieberman followed up with his op-ed piece by appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. video

Much of the rhetoric coming from the Far Left is laced with guilt, apology, self-loathing, and self-hatred; appeasement, and desire not to offend and be loved.

For them, America is an evil empire. We kill Iraqi children, whether it be sanctions or war. We enslaved blacks. We are prejudice. We are racist. We are selfish. We are self-centered.

But don't you dare say anything to insinuate that they lack patriotism; they're very sensitive about that, y'know.

Gayle said...

Well Mark, in spite of the above comments I happen to agree with you. At least Lieberman isn't an extremist left-wing loony tune!

Excellent post. Keep up the good work! :)

Gayle said...

Forgot to say I also agree with the Wordsmith From Nantucket:
"Much of the rhetoric coming from the Far Left is laced with guilt, apology, self-loathing, and self-hatred; appeasement, and desire not to offend and be loved."

Yeah, if we were doing what most on the left are doing we would hate ourselves too!

BRUISER said...

You would like Joe Lieberman Mark. He is steadfast on nothing and is unofficially a member of your Republican party. Besides kissing men like George Bush he has greatly squandered any credibility he once had while licking the soiled boots of the most corrupt in this current administration.

Fritz said...

Lieberman should have done a Zel Miller. The Sunni insurgency against the President by the Democrats has dangerous implications and must be put down.

Pamela Reece said...

Lieberman is not radical but more centered like myself. I may be conservative but I'm not an extremist.

Sheila said...

Gayles right.

There has to be a dove among all the hawks. Calming influence.

tugboatcapn said...

I'd trade the Dems John McCain for Joe Leiberman any day.

Great post, Mark.

Back to your old self again.

tugboatcapn said...

Oh, and it is absolutely no coincidence that the Dems and Osama Bin Ladin say the same things.

They ultimately have the same goals. The destruction of the American way of life, by one method or another.

I for one am tired of pretending that I don't see it.

Old Soldier said...

"...licking the soiled boots of the most corrupt in this current administration."

Bruiser was obviously referring to George Tenet, one of Bill's hold-overs.

Those darn facts, Bruiser, they just keep tripping you up, don't they?