Will the French now pull out of Iraq? Oh, wait, it wasn't their war; I forgot. Let's hope this ends well for the two guys, but will the French people start to recognize that this is a war between Western Civilization and Islamo-fascism? Even they know that the answer is non.
This article by Thomas Lipscomb in The Chicago Sun-Times is fascinating. But, this paragraph near the end may expalin why Senator Kerry does not want to release his miltary records:
What could that more than 100 pages contain? Questions have been raised about President Bush's drill attendance in the reserves, but Bush received his honorable discharge on schedule. Kerry, who should have been discharged from the Navy about the same time -- July 1, 1972 -- wasn't given the discharge he has on his campaign Web site until July 13, 1978. What delayed the discharge for six years? This raises serious questions about Kerry's performance while in the reserves that are far more potentially damaging than those raised against Bush.
Did the Senator do what he accused President Bush of doing? Did he go AWOL?
The implication is that putting a recalled memory back into storage involves a different chemical pathway than does forging the original memory. Dual memory pathways may help the brain increase its total computational power while incorporating new information with existing data in meaningful ways. The split also means it might be possible to interfere with specific recalled memories without damaging all the others. Drugs that block Zif268 or related proteins could potentially suppress post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and drug addiction, in which persistent memories lead to damaging behavior, Thomas says.
Hmm, "...persistent memories lead to damaging behavior". I've been trying to formulate a psychological basis for Senator Kerry's behavior, only to wonder if we should be looking at a physiological basis instead.
Behind the US Census Bureau's latest results on poverty and income lies the disturbing result of rampant illegal immigration and it's effect on the increasing numbers of those in poverty.
Some excepts from the study:
Race and Hispanic Origin
* Real median income did not change between 2002 and 2003 for non-Hispanic white households (about $48,000), black households (about $30,000) or Asian households (about $55,500).
*Households with Hispanic householders (who can be of any race) experienced a real decline in median income of 2.6 percent between 2002 and 2003.
* Comparison of two-year moving averages (2001-2002 and 2002-2003) showed that the real median income for households with householders who reported American Indian and Alaska native, regardless of whether they reported any other races, increased by 4.0 percent to $35,441. There was no change for those who chose the single race of American Indian and Alaska native ($32,866).
* Native households had a real median income in 2003 ($44,347), not different from that in 2002. Foreign-born households experienced a real decline of 3.5 percent to $37,499.
The figures stick out like a sore thumb. And then there are these statistics:
Among those who indicated Asian as their only race, 11.8 percent were in poverty in 2003, up from 10.1 percent in 2002. The number in poverty also rose, from 1.2 million to 1.4 million. For the population that reported Asian, regardless of whether they also reported another race, the rate and the number increased to 11.8 percent and 1.5 million.
Among Hispanics, the poverty rate remained unchanged, at 22.5 percent in 2003, while the number in poverty increased from 8.6 million in 2002 to 9.1 million in 2003.
The president would like to change immigration rules to make a de facto amnesty for illegal immigrants. His plan would solidify a foreign-born, primarily Hispanic, underclass perpetually beholden to a white upper class for their material well-being as maids, nannys, gardeners, or other low-end service workers.
And, more importantly, as Heather MacDonald reports a criminal element that is becoming generationally entrenched.
It seems that we are heading towards a formation of an American society that will become as socially striated as much of South America has been since the Spanish conquests. A mainly white, European upperclass, a Mestizo underclass, and a native people (in our case, blacks) yearning for equality and economic liberty.
A consolidating of an Hispanic servent society will continue to exacerbate a black underclass striving to advance, through entry level access, to a stake in the American economic miracle will not happen.
In addition, our limited government is threatened as racialist organizations agitate to allow illegal immigrants to enjoy the rights of citizens (voting, benefits, services) without the socialization that our institiutions frequently fumble on.
I also caught up with Steve Gardner on today's program, a Swift Boat vet who served from November, 1968 to January 23, 1969 on Kerry's Swift Boat 44. I asked him about Kerry's tale of "VC --combat dog:"
HH: "Steve, was there a dog named VC on your boat?"
SG: ""Buddy, to the best of my knowledge (laughing), I never saw any dog at any time on the 44 boat."
HH: "Is it possible that it was on the other boat."
SG: "Oh, a distinct possibility (laughing)."
HH: "In the time that you were on the swift boats --totally-- did any of the swift boats have a dog?"
SG: "Never saw one, ever."
HH: "Would it have been a good idea to have a dogf on the swift boats?"
SG: "Not likely."
HH: "Why not?"
SG: "Because there was just too much action going on. We had hot brass rolling around there any time we were in a firefight. He would have got beat up."
HH: "Is this the first time you have ever heard of the dog story?"
Had a great time (but not as much fun as Senator Kerry). Boy, prices in Mexico have gotten out of hand. I did manage to pick-up a few Cuban cigars and a couple of bottles of tequila. Didn't catch anything (I mean anything), though.
Hopefully, when I get back, he will have had a press conference and the media will demand the release of his service record. Then we will see the real John Kerry in all his "glory". The Gatekeepers have manned the fortress and the bloggers have superior firepower...