• Election 2006,  Election 2006,  Politics

    Senator George Allen Watch: James Webb’s Weird World

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    Matt Drudge has the following press release from the George Allen campaign:

    ALLEN’S REVENGE: EXPOSES UNDERAGE SEX SCENES IN OPPONENT’S NOVELS

    Thu Oct 26 2006 20:05:37 ET

    Sen. George Allen, R-VA, unleashed a press release late Thursday that exposed his rival’s fiction writing, which includes graphic underage sex scenes.

    The press release, as provided by the Allen Campaign:

    WEBB’S WEIRD WORLD

    The Author’s Disturbing Writings Show a Continued Pattern of Demeaning Women

    · Some of Webb’s writings are very disturbing for a candidate hoping to represent the families of Virginians in the U.S. Senate.

    · Many excellent books about the United States military and wartime service accomplish their purposes, and even win awards, without systematically demeaning women, and without dehumanizing women, men and even children.

    · Webb’s novels disturbingly and consistently – indeed, almost uniformly – portray women as servile, subordinate, inept, incompetent, promiscuous, perverted, or some combination of these. In novel after novel, Webb assigns his female characters base, negative characteristics. In thousands of pages of fiction penned by Webb, there are few if any strong, admirable women or positive female role models.

    Why does Jim Webb refuse to portray women in a respectful, positive light, whether in his non-fiction concerning their role in the military, or in his provocative novels? How can women trust him to represent their views in the Senate when chauvinistic attitudes and sexually exploitive references run throughout his fiction and non-fiction writings?

    · Most Virginians and Americans would find passages such as those below shocking, especially coming from the pen of someone who seeks the privilege of serving in the United States Senate, one of the highest offices in the land:

    – Lost Soldiers: “A shirtless man walked toward them along a mud pathway. His muscles were young and hard, but his face was devastated with wrinkles. His eyes were so red that they appeared to be burned by fire. A naked boy ran happily toward him from a little plot of dirt. The man grabbed his young son in his arms, turned him upside down, and put the boy’s penis in his mouth.”

    Bantam Books, NY, 1st Edition, 2001, (hard cover), page 333. Quote is from para. 10,.Chap. 34.
    – Something to Die For: “Fogarty . . . watch[ed] a naked young stripper do the splits over a banana. She stood back up, her face smiling proudly and her round breasts glistening from a spotlight in the dim bar, and left the banana on the bar, cut in four equal sections by the muscles of her vagina.”

    William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY 1991, 1st Ed. (hardcover), p. 36.
    Avon Books, New York, 1992 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 35
    Quote is from para. 29, Chap. 2 “The South China Sea,”, Section 2

    – A Country Such as This: “[He] could see Jawbone and Ashley Asthmatic [two guards at a Vietnamese prison camp] napping together in the grass. They faced inward, their arms entwined. It looked like they were masturbating each other. It didn’t surprise him. … It was common to see men holding hands, embracing, playing with each other. Some of them [the guards] had wanted him. He could tell in those evanescent moments between his bao cao bow, the obligatory deference when a guard entered his cell, and the first word or blow that followed it… Quick, grinding voices, turgid with repressed passion. An exploratory reaching of the hand near his groin…”

    Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1983 (hardcover); page 396.
    Bluejacket Books, 2001 (Trade paperback edition), page 396
    Page numbers are the same in the Naval Institute Press (paperback) edition, 1983. Quote is from fifth para, Part 5 “A Country Such As This,” Chap. 24, Section 1
    – A Sense of Honor: “Nurse Goodbody, dark and voluptuous (Lenahan had forgotten her actual name, it was something long and Italian), was a bedtime friend to many of the doctors in Bethesda. She had hinted to Lenahan that she simply could not contain herself. Doctors tending to patients, she explained, aroused her. Morphine Mary (again Lenahan could not remember her exact name) was a thin, nervous drill sergeant type, a disciplinarian who did not allow her patients even to complain. Lenahan was convinced that Morphine Mary did not even sleep with her husband. She wasn’t bad looking, he mused again, staring at her thin frame. If she’d just get laid every now and then she’d mellow out and stop being such a damn witch.” (p. 164) (Lenahan brings Goodbody home with him and has sex, pp. 188-190)

    Prentice-Hall, New York, 1981 (hardcover)
    Bantam, New York, 1982 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 164 Trade paperback edition, Bluejacket Books, 1995, p. 164
    Quote is from fourth para in Part 3, “Chapter 4:1600”

    – Something to Die For: “[Fogarty] has been thinking of the firm, springy skin and the sweet smells of a young Filipina woman named Maria in whose bed he had spent three nights almost twenty years ago. . . . She was a deliciously bad young woman. . . . On the second night, he had brought her a box of Godiva chocolates . . . . he had awakened to find her in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet with her knees underneath her chin, eating chocolates and counting her rosary beads as she prayed.”

    William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY 1991, 1st Ed. (hardcover), p. 32. Avon Books New York, 1992 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 30
    Quote is from third para in Chapter 2 “South China Sea,”, Part 2

    – Something to Die For: “We’re on our way to becoming the world’s recreational center, a nation [USA] not to be taken seriously. Where are we still the undisputed leader? Music. Movies. Fast food. Drugs. . . . the billboards fifty years from now as you come over the bridge and stop at the tollbooths outside Manhattan: A smiling beautiful naked woman, and the sign saying AMERICAN ASS IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT.”

    em>William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY 1991, 1st Ed. (hardcover), p. 199.
    Avon Books New York, 1992 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 237 Quote is from para. 38, Chap. 13, Part 1, (five paras before Part 2).

    – Fields of Fire: Snake (the protagonist) sees his mother on the bed: “She looked as if she were carefully attempting to re-create a picture from some long-forgotten men’s magazine . . . . She was naked underneath the robe . . . . and the robe fell loosely away, revealing her. Snake shrugged resignedly.” Prentice-Hall, New York, 1978 (Hardcover, 1st edition), p. 8
    Bantam Books “mass market [paperback] edition” published in Sept. 2001. p. 9. Quote is from paragraphs 18-23, Part 1 “The Best We Have”, Section 1 (NOTE: Part 1 is after the Prologue)

    – Fields of Fire: “He saw the invitation with every bouncing breast and curved hip. . . . He was thirteen. . . . She was fifteen . . . . In a few moments she drew him to her and he murmured in his quiet voice, ‘I am still small.’ ‘You are large enough,’ she answered. And he found he was.”

    Prentice-Hall, New York, 1978 (Hardcover, 1st edition), pp. 211-212
    Bantam Books “mass market [paperback] ed.” published in Sept. 2001, pp. 280-81. Quote is from paragraphs 8-20, Part 2 “The End of the Pipeline,” Chapter 24

    – A Sense of Honor: “… that is, if you knew who your sister was, Brustein, and if she’d been born with anything between her legs except an asshole, I’d be happy to bring some class to your low-rent name by knocking the bitch up.” (p. 223)

    Prentice-Hall, New York, 1981 (hardcover)
    Bantam, New York, 1982 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 223
    Trade paperback edition, Bluejacket Books, 1995, p. 223 Quote is from 17th para in Part 4, “Chapter 7:1930”

    – A Sense of Honor: “You wouldn’t have believed it, Swede. She just dropped her britches and lifted up her skirt and pissed like a man. Didn’t lose a drop, either. Not a drop.” (p. 183)

    Prentice-Hall, New York, 1981 (hardcover)
    Bantam, New York, 1982 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 183
    Trade paperback edition, Bluejacket Books, 1995, p. 183
    Quote is from 23rd para in Part 3, “Chapter 8: 2300”

    James Webb’s Macaca Moment……..?

    Stay tuned………

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  • Election 2006,  Politics

    United States Senate 2006 Election Watch: Has the GOP Bottomed Out?

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    Powerline: Has the GOP bottomed out?

    Perhaps so.

    Let’s look at the races over at Election Projection.

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    The Senate:

    Current: 55 GOP, 44 DEM, 1 IND
    Projected: 50 GOP, 48 DEM, 2 IND
    DEM +4, GOP -5, IND +1

    State Major Candidates Projected Result
    Arizona Jon Kyl (R)-inc vs Jim Pederson (D) Mod GOP Hold
    California Dianne Feinstein (D)-inc vs Richard Mountjoy (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Connecticut Lieberman(I) / Lamont(D) / Schlesinger(R) Mod IND Gain
    Delaware Tom Carper (D)-inc vs Jan Ting? (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Florida Bill Nelson (D)-inc vs Katherine Harris? (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Hawaii Daniel Akaka (D)-inc vs Cynthia Thielen (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Indiana Richard Lugar (R)-inc (unopposed) Strong GOP Hold
    Maine Olympia Snowe (R)-inc vs Jean Hay Bright (D) Strong GOP Hold
    Maryland OPEN: Ben Cardin (D) vs Michael Steele (R) Mod DEM Hold
    Massachusetts Ted Kennedy (D)-inc vs Kenneth Chase (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D)-inc vs Mike Bouchard (R) Mod DEM Hold
    Minnesota OPEN: Amy Klobuchar (D) vs Mark Kennedy (R) Mod DEM Hold
    Mississippi Trent Lott (R)-inc vs Erik Fleming (D) Strong GOP Hold
    Missouri Jim Talent (R)-inc vs Claire McCaskill (D) Weak DEM Gain
    Montana Conrad Burns (R)-inc vs Jon Tester (D) Mod DEM Gain
    Nebraska Ben Nelson (D)-inc vs Peter Ricketts (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Nevada John Ensign (R)-inc vs Jack Carter (D) Strong GOP Hold
    New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)-inc vs Tom Kean, Jr. (R) Weak DEM Hold
    New Mexico Jeff Bingaman (D)-inc vs Allen McCulloch (R) Strong DEM Hold
    New York Hillary Clinton (D)-inc vs John Spencer (R) Strong DEM Hold
    North Dakota Kent Conrad (DNL)-inc vs Dwight Grotberg (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Ohio Mike DeWine (R)-inc vs Sherrod Brown (D) Mod DEM Gain
    Pennsylvania Rick Santorum (R)-inc vs Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Mod DEM Gain
    Rhode Island L. Chafee (R)-inc vs S. Whitehouse (D) Mod DEM Gain
    Tennessee OPEN: Bob Corker (R) vs Harold Ford, Jr. (D) Weak GOP Hold
    Texas Kay Hutchison (R)-inc vs Barbara Radnofsky (D) Strong GOP Hold
    Utah Orrin Hatch (R)-inc vs Pete Ashdown (D) Strong GOP Hold
    Vermont OPEN: Bernie Sanders (I) vs Richard Tarrant (R) Strong IND Hold
    Virginia George Allen (R)-inc vs James Webb, Jr. (D) Weak GOP Hold
    Washington Maria Cantwell (D)-inc vs Mike McGavick (R) Mod DEM Hold
    West Virginia Robert Byrd (D)-inc vs John Raese (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Wisconsin Herb Kohl (D)-inc vs Robert Lorge (R) Strong DEM Hold
    Wyoming Craig Thomas (R)-inc vs Dale Groutage (D) Strong GOP Hold
    BOLD – party turnover


    Race ratings:

  • “Weak” – less than 5%
  • “Mod” – 5% to 15%
  • “Strong” – greater than 15%
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    Real Clear Politics has 2006 Senate RealClearPolitics Poll Averages

    Not so optimistic at RCP with a net GOP loss of 6 seats and control of the Senate.

    Certainly the political consensus is the GOP has already lost the House and MAY lose the Senate. But, the question remains: Has the GOP bottomed out?

    Will the last weeks campaign strategy and superior GOTV programs be enough?

    Stay tuned …….

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    United States House 2006 Election Watch: Rush Limbaugh and the Coming GOP DEBACLE

    Michael Ramirez on the Coming GOP Debacle

    United States House 2006 Election Watch: SEA OF BLUE

    Election 2006 Watch: The Coming Republican DEBACLE


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  • Election 2006,  Michael Ramirez

    Michael Ramirez on the Coming GOP Debacle’s SICK Rationale

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    And then again maybe American voters have figured it out:

    BARRON’S COVER Survivor!
    The GOP Victory

    By JIM MCTAGUE

    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers, BARRON’s claims in their next edition. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years — and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don’t see it.

    Our analysis — based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data — suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect the Republican majority in the House to fall by eight seats, to 224 of the chamber’s 435. At the very worst, our analysis suggests, the party’s loss could be as large as 14 seats, leaving a one-seat majority. But that is still a far cry from the 20-seat loss some are predicting. In the Senate, with 100 seats, we see the GOP winding up with 52, down three.

    The Barrons piece is here.

    Read it all.

    Linked to Stop The ACLU.


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  • Election 2006,  Politics

    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: Latest Quinnipiac University Poll Lieberman Leads 52-35

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    Sen. Joe Lieberman talks to workers at Goodrich Optical and Space Division Elctro-Optical Systems in Danbury, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2006. The latest poll suggests Lieberman, who is running as an independent, is drawing support from about two-thirds of Republicans, more than a third of Democrats and nearly half of unaffiliated voters, the state’s largest voting bloc. He leads despite the fact that 60 percent of voters say going to war was wrong.

    AP: Poll: Lieberman’s lead growing in Conn.

    Sen. Joe Lieberman has built a 17-point lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll since the two faced off in a debate this week.

    Lieberman, running as an independent after losing the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Lamont, leads the Greenwich businessman 52 percent to 35 percent among Connecticut likely voters in the poll released Friday. Republican Alan Schlesinger trailed with 6 percent, and 7 percent were undecided.

    A similar poll released on September 28 showed Lieberman with a 10-point lead.

    The debate between Lieberman and Lamont on Monday was their first since the August primary. Among those in the poll who watched the debate or read or heard about it, only 3 percent said it changed their minds.

    “Ned Lamont needed to score a knockout in the debates to catch Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record), but he apparently didn’t lay a glove on him,” poll director Douglas Schwartz said.

    JOEMENTUM……..

    Has the FAT LADY SUNG in this race?

    She is warming up with scales of joementum joementum and naaaanaaaaa to the NUTROOTS.

    Stay tuned………

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    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: First Debate – Lieberman Accuses Lamont of “Finger-Pointing”

    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: No Man’s Land?

    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: Lieberman Defends Civil Rights Record

    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: Richie Rich and the Two Anti-Semites


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  • Election 2006,  Politics,  Talk Radio

    United States House 2006 Election Watch: Rush Limbaugh and the Coming GOP DEBACLE

    Rush Limbaugh: I’m Not at War with Conservative Bloggers

    RUSH: Now, I got a couple of e-mails I was checking here during the break from people who say, “Oh, no, Rush! Don’t get in a war with conservative bloggers. If the media rips you guys apart, it’s all over.” I am not at war with conservative bloggers. I quote countless posts from many blogs on this program. I use them as resources. I’m referring to one blog post, and I don’t even know who it is. This all got started when I cringed when I saw the use of the term “premortem” on a blog site called Insta-Pundit. It hurt me; it irritated me as much as when Tom Davis, congressman from Virginia, goes on Face the Nation and starts speculating to Bob Schieffer or whatever it was, and starts counting up the number of seats his party is going to lose.

    Read it all here.

    Flap thinks that Rush, Captain Ed, Hugh Hewitt and others need a dose of reality. William Rusher and Glenn Reynolds provided both last week. Let’s look at the numbers:

    Election Projection 2006 has GOP LOSING control of the House.

    Current: 232 GOP, 202 DEM, 1 IND
    Projected: 213 GOP, 222 DEM, 0 IND
    DEM +20, GOP -19, IND -1

    Robert Novak has the GOP LOSING control of the House:

    If the election were held today, Democrats would gain control of the House of Representatives. Republicans -20, Democrats +20

    Real Clear Politics has the GOP LOSING control of the House:

    On the House side the polling is a lot more suspect. A rough count of RCP’s updated House list looks like the Democrats would pickup some where in the neighborhood of 13 – 19 seats (they need 15 for control.) If the final three weeks of the election continue to go the same way the last fourteen days have gone for Republicans, that number could go a lot higher. But the odds would favor a pendulum swing back toward the GOP at least once in the next few weeks.

    So, why does Rush have it wrong?

    Conservatives and the American voters are tried of cheerleading/spin and demand results. Voters are NOT happy with President Bush and the GOP House/Senate Leadership have shown no propensity toward leadership. Instead of a NEW “Contract with America” voters get Mark Foley Gay Sex Scandals and Duke Cunningham graff convictions.

    Rush would be better off outlining the inherent problems of why the polls reflect a loss for the GOP and how to correct the problems. If credibility is measured in the polls Rush and Hugh Hewitt would register zero. Voters want less hype and more RESULTS from their elected officials.

    Where is the substance of the debate with the LEFT?

    LACKING

    The GOP may be able to out organize the Democrats and SAVE a few seats but at present it looks to Flap that the House and Senate will leave GOP control. And the blame will go to the new minority GOP party leaders and the White House.

    Stay tuned…..

    Update: 

    Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, responds to Rush’s latest take on the FLAP with bloggers.

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    Michael Ramirez on the Coming GOP Debacle

    United States House 2006 Election Watch: SEA OF BLUE

    Election 2006 Watch: The Coming Republican DEBACLE


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  • Election 2006,  John McCain,  Politics,  President 2008

    John McCain Watch: McCain Would “Commit Suicide” If Democrats Win Senate

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    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a tour of the Lincolnway Energy, LLC ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.

    Reuters: McCain jokes about suicide if Democrats win Senate

    Arizona Sen. John McCain, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2008, joked on Wednesday he would “commit suicide” if Democrats win the Senate in November.

    McCain, on a visit to Iowa to campaign for Republican congressional candidates, was asked his reaction to a potential Democratic takeover of the Senate in the November 7 elections.

    “I think I’d just commit suicide,” McCain told reporters, to accompanying laughter from Republicans standing with him. “I don’t want to face that eventuality because I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

    The Maverick who GAFFES it up.

    GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate must be cringing.

    Senator McCain sometimes it is best to keep things to yourself . Don’t you know that as a potential candidate for President in 2008 that you will be under a media microscope?

    Certainly this comment will not help anyone except Rudy Giuliani.

    Stay tuned……..


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