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Monday, June 20, 2005

Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric

It was about this time last year that people like me were put on the defensive when we argued that leftist Democrats were doing harm to our anti-terror cause and were giving aid and comfort to our enemies around the world. We found ourselves on the defensive when we were asked, "Are you questioning my patriotism?" At the time, we weren't, I think, because we were operating under the illusion that after 9/11, the left had put their "hate America first" biases aside and that we had all come together as Americans and were striving to achieve the same goal.

That was then; Dick Durbin is now.

Can there be a clearer example of anti-Americanism than his outrageous slander of the American military last week? His associating Gitmo terrorist interrogation tactics to the slaughter of millions of innocent men, women, and children was intentional, with Durbin's intention being the draining of support for the War on Terror here at home as well as the bolstering of opposition abroad.

That folks, is unpatriotic.

I'll give syndicated columnist Mark Steyn the final word on this shameful incident, knowing full well that it won't be the final word on the efforts of the Democratic party to undermine the efforts of the United States of America.

Atrocious analogy
By Mark Steyn

This isn't a Republican versus Democrat thing; it's about senior Democrats who are so over-invested in their hatred of a passing administration that they've signed on to the nuttiest slurs of the lunatic fringe.

It would be heartening to think Mr. Durbin will himself now be subjected to some serious torture. Not real torture, of course; I don't mean using Pol Pot techniques and playing the Celine Dion Christmas album really loud to him.

But he should at least be made a little uncomfortable about what he's done -- in a time of war, making an inflammatory libel against his country's military that has no value whatever except to America's enemies. Shame on him, and shame on those fellow senators and Democrats who by their refusal to condemn him endorse his slander. (link)

When it looks like a duck and ...

Blogging Interrupted

The entries to this weblog came to a grinding halt yesterday morning when Paula screamed at me from another room to come running. She had spotted a couple of coyotes running across the front of our property heading toward a stand of trees with surrounding bushes just below the house. Inside that thicket, we suspected, lived a new-born fawn. A tasty morsel for two hungry coyotes.

So I abandoned my computer and my efforts to reform the world and went tearing down the hill. I plunged into the thicket with the intention of doing battle, and of saving one of God's gentlest creatures.

No coyotes. No fawn. Only matted grass signaling where the fawn and its mother had been spending a good bit of time recently.

Another day begins on the Fuhrman wildlife refuge.