Countdown to the Presidential Election

Monday, September 24, 2007

iBugle Sept 14, 2007 to Sept 21, 2007

We all can bury this stupid idea of having an electric bugle churn out Taps at military funerals. Last Friday Gov. Blunt basically ordered the Guard to reinstate this honor at funeral services.

I would really like to know who signed off on this policy in the first place.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Some Things Should Not Change

Last week I heard on the radio that Taps would no longer be played by a bugler for burials a Jefferson Barracks Cemetery (Click Here), rather the rendition of Taps will be played via electronic device which is embedded inside a fake bugle which would be held by a person acting like they were performing Taps.

This is just the most ridiculous and demeaning way to save a buck that I have ever heard. The reason for this "new policy" is budget constraints due to the war. I don't believe that excuse for a second. Somewhere there is some bureaucrat that decided he didn't want this to continue. I know it wasn't a politician's idea, because suggesting or endorsing this would be political suicide.

Put simply this is government at its worst.

I would like to see how many generals, admirals or colonels want this iPod/bugle thing played at their funerals.

I would also like to ask our political leaders if they could scrap a pointless pet project and fund a program that should have never been cut in the first place.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hardball Can Finance This!

So I was plowing through web pages looking for something to write about and lo and behold I saw this on Hardball with Chris Mathew's website:

And this (at the bottom of the site):

There were no less than 4 ads to refinance your house at rates to insane to believe!

Perhaps the media should stop running stories of the subprime market meltdown until they remove the ads that are causing the mess in the first place.

Oh and here is a MSNBC report from 9/7 on "misleading" ads by lending companies.

Back to Politics as Usual

I am finally glad to talk again about the world of politics and not the creepy bathroom habits of elected officials.

Let's start out with MoveOn's hit ad on Gen. Petraeus. Not only did MoveOn make themselves look like a horse's ass by slamming a man who really has served his country for over 30 years, but to do it in a very public way via the NYT. (That's New York Times for those of you that have a life.) You see if you want to get your message across do it in the, "Paper of Record." Not only did the lefty group slam the General, they also did it at a good price. It seems to be that the NYT cut the group some slack to the tune of $100,000 or 60% off newsstand prices.

So let's play a game: I will come up with some alternative lines for some of the democratic candidates as if I were writing an ad piece.

Hillary Clinton or Hillary Capitulation? Only she can tolerate the avid "habits" of her husband for so many years.

Barack Obama or Barack I'll Bomb Ya? Only he has said that he will unilaterally bomb sovereign countries to take out terrorists.

John Edwards or John … who cares he won't win anything.

Ah the Glory of a Communist Factory

The Clinton Admn. Policy on Terrorism

The Clinton Admn. Policy on Terrorism
Credit: Diana Walker