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Posted at 1:09am on Jan. 7, 2007 Approval Ratings: Bush vs. Pelosi

By ironchapman

Check this out, according to Rasmussen Reports:

President Bush's approval rating is at 45%

However.........

Nancy Pelosi's approval rating is at 43%.

Read on for a few short thoughts.

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Posted at 11:32pm on Jan. 2, 2007 CNN Mistakes Obama for Osama

By ironchapman

I'm loving this one. I knew it would happen sooner or later.

CNN Mistakes Obama for Osama

NEW YORK — CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with the headline “Where's Obama?”

A spokesman for Illinois Senator Barack Obama said the apology was accepted.

Read on for more (including an amusing pic).

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Posted at 12:13am on Dec. 30, 2006 Na Na Hey Hey Goobye Saddam!

By ironchapman

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He's dead, Jim.

At last, it's finally over.

Saddam Hussein Has Been Executed

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Posted at 2:17pm on Dec. 28, 2006 So, Who Tops the List of Most Admired People?

By ironchapman

Some very interesting Results.

I can't find the list itself, but here's a link to a post at NRO's The Corner covering the list.

Read on.

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Posted at 12:36am on Dec. 25, 2006 Hark the Herald: Merry Christmas to my Fellow RedStaters

By ironchapman

The Atlantic Station Christmas Tree
I took this picture last year of the Atlantic Station in Atlanta's Christmas tree.

Here's one of my favorite Christmas carols:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

In my opinion, no line or lyric better sums up the meaning of Christ's birth, or the whole Christian religion, better than the line from this song "God and sinners reconciled."

Merry Christmas and God bless, fellow RedStaters.

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Posted at 10:43pm on Dec. 23, 2006 On Restrictions of Rights in Times of Crisis: What Would Jefferson Do?

By ironchapman

I read a quote from this letter in a book awhile back. I later researched the quote and found the letter a very interesting reply to those people who often give us that tired Ben Franklin quote: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

In this letter, Jefferson writes to John Colvin that, in times of crisis, sometimes certain rights must either limited or restricted.

I'm posting a couple of the best sections, but I'd recommend you read the entire letter.

See the sections below the fold.

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Posted at 9:40pm on Dec. 23, 2006 YouTube Clip: Democrats Appease Dictators

By ironchapman

I found this clip earlier today on YouTube. Very funny.


So sad, but so true. Love the portrayal of Madeline Albright.

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Posted at 1:04am on Dec. 23, 2006 Al-Qaeda Linked Group Offers Truce and My Response to It

By ironchapman

Earlier today, I read an article from MSNBC that said an Al-Qaeda linked group was offering a one month truce to allow the US to withdraw its troops from Iraq safely.

See the article here.

A short clipping:

CAIRO, Egypt - The purported leader of al-Qaida-linked insurgents in Iraq offered a one-month truce for U.S. troops to withdraw from the country without being attacked, according to a speech posted on an Islamic Web site Friday.

~~Snip~~

Addressing the United States, al-Baghdadi said: “We are announcing today our orders for you, so obey them before you regret it.

“We order you to withdraw your troops immediately, using troop carriers and aircraft, and taking only your personal weapons. Don’t withdraw any heavy weapons. Instead you should hand over those and your military bases to the holy warriors of the Islamic State,” he said.

He said the withdrawal period should not exceed one month, and during that time “we will allow your withdrawal to proceed without being attacked by explosives or any other form.”

Washington had two weeks to respond to the truce offer, he said.

Liberals, of course, will love this. "Let's take advantage of this opportunity while we can!" they say.

Stupid Liberals.

My response below the fold.

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Posted at 12:52am on Dec. 23, 2006 Quote for the Day: Churchill on Regulations

By ironchapman

"If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."
--Winston Churchill

Thoughts?

Mine below the fold.

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Posted at 7:14pm on Dec. 14, 2006 Quote for the Day: Calvin Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence

By ironchapman

Interesting quote for those who believe in a "living document" and other "progressive" notions.

"No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward a time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more "modern," but more ancient than those of our Revolutionary ancestors."
--Calvin Coolidge's, our 30th President (1923-1929), "The Inspiration of the Declaration" Speech

Thoughts?

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Posted at 11:30pm on Dec. 12, 2006 Rick Santorum's "Gathering Storm of the 21st Century" Speech

By ironchapman

This was Rick Santorum's farewell speech to the US Senate. In it, he discusses his vote on the Gates confimation (he and Jim Bunning were the only two Senators to vote against it), Iran, and the ISG's report.

Anyways, I couldn't find it on Santorum's website, but I did find it on Free Republic.

I can honestly say I haven't heard this good of a speech in a long time. Rick's voice in the Senate will be dearly missed at a time when our nation needs people like him the most.

Read on for the speech.

It's quite long, so beware.

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Posted at 11:04pm on Dec. 12, 2006 In Which I Commit Heresy By Quoting LBJ

By ironchapman

A conservative quoting LBJ in a positive manner doesn't happen very often, but as much as it may seem like heresy, I am about to do just that. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

"What we won when all of our people united just must not now be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics among any of our people."
--Address to the Nation on Vietnam and Not Seeking Re-Election

Perhaps our Democratic friends will remember this piece of advice when they try to undermine our efforts in the War on Terror. This quote is, after all, from one of their idols.

...............But I could be wrong.

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Posted at 6:21pm on Dec. 12, 2006 Have a Little Faith in Bush!

By ironchapman

I've reposted this before, but I then deleted it because I wasn't satisfied with it. Now, I finally am.

This post originally started out as a series of posts at an online political forum I frequent. Like some conservatives, a few of the members there had begun to lose faith in and abandon President Bush. I was not one of them. I grew tired of their criticisms, so I wrote what became later became this in response.

I do not mean to say that he has not merited some of the criticisms conservatives have directed his way, but I am getting tired of hearing it continuously coming from conservatives--many of whom were his biggest supporters until recently.

Read on to find what I wrote.

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Posted at 6:55pm on Dec. 11, 2006 Kucinich Urges Mass March to End Iraq War (Ugh...)

By ironchapman

Found this story while I was reading about Kucinich announcing his bid for the Presidency.

In a move that practically assures him the Presidency, Dennis Kucinich gave a speech to the delegates at the "U.S. Labor Against the War" conference in Cleveland. In this speech, he called for a million man march to Washington to show Congress the American people's (or at least Kucinich's people) support for legislation that would end the War in Iraq.

Beware the source. It was the only one I could find.

Read on.

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Posted at 6:03pm on Dec. 11, 2006 And Now, Running Once Again on the Peacenik Ticket!

By ironchapman

I'm not too surprised to see this, but I still don't expect much of a threat from him.

Rep. Kucinich to Seek White House in 2008

CLEVELAND - Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004, said Monday he is planning to run again because his party isn't pushing hard enough to end the war in Iraq.

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