soon and very soon

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

An American Dream

"I finally arrived here in 1968. I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.

I said to my friend, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican!" And I've been a Republican ever since! And trust me, in my wife's family, that's no small achievement! I'm proud to belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the party of Teddy Roosevelt, the party of Ronald Reagan and the party of George W. Bush. "

Rush interviews Bush

The transcript and audio are available here...Rush might as well be talking to his next door neighbor.

Turning of the tide...

One world: sloth

Is it me, or has Michael Moore put on about 3 chins?

18:23IDF troops raid Hebron home of Ahmed al-Kawasma, one of the Hamas men responsible for Be`er Sheva attack (Haaretz)

15 dead in double suicide attack in Be'er Sheva

Quotes of the Day
"Personally, I'd rather have pins stuck in my eyes than endure a conversation with John Kerry, but I'd love to hang with Bush"
-Andrew Sullivan

"We have to fight this terror. This is the policy of the government and this is my policy. The fight against terror will continue with full strength."
-Ariel Sharon


Magen David Adom said 12 people were killed in the attacks, all of whom died at the scene. 100 people were wounded and taken to Soroka Hospital not far from the site of the attack. Security officials told Israel Radio that the attack probably emanated from the south Hebron area, where there is no security fence.

I can definitely say there has been a feeling of invincibility around Israel lately since the last major attack was over 4 months ago. The IDF and Border Police was doing an unbelievable job thwarting attempted attacks, everyone knew it was only a matter of time though. One cannot deny the security fence has been greatly successful, but as Vice-President Cheney often says, "We have to be lucky all the time, they have to be lucky once". All of Israel is on high alert, including Jerusalem but I have not noticed any above normal police presence in the city, keeping you posted from the Israeli capital.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Giuliani, McCain Praise Bush's Leadership

The Text of Giuliani's speech can be found over at Fox News. A pretty good speech ole Rudy will be setting himself up nicely for some large role in 2008.

John McCain's speach was a patriotic beaut as well, calling for the unity that the nation showed following the 9-11 attacks; a rally-cry for W.'s leadership over his colleague Kerry. You can read the transcript here. Bottom like, you can't really go wrong by quoting FDR:

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."

Nor could he really go wrong by calling out Micheal Moore who was in the crowd:

"Our choice wasn't between a benign status quo and the bloodshed of war. It was between war and a graver threat. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Not our political opponents. And certainly -- and certainly not a disingenuous filmmaker who would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace, when in fact -- when in fact it was a place of indescribable cruelty, torture chambers, mass graves and prisons that destroyed the lives of the small children inside their walls."

CNN Pundit's scorecard is also an interesting read. Paul "I have the biggest forehead in the Eastern US" Bagala's comments aside I thought what staunch liberal Carlos Watson had to say was interesting. It's always refreshing when someone from the other side can be objective in analysis, alas Suasan Estrich or Dick Morris, both Fox News contributors, interesting.

Liberal Media Bias, huh?
ABC: NFL Preseason Football
CBS: Everybody Loves Raymond; Two and a Half Men; CSI: Miami
FOX: The Complex: Malibu
NBC: Fear Factor ; Last Comic Standing

The real leaders come out to shine...

Don't tell the liberal media, or John Kerry and Company, but...Peace breaking out in more corners of Earth...

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Israeli Spy Update

The Washington Times has a good piece about the developments, including a bit more information on Douglas Feith, the undersecretary of defense for policy who is considered one of the top three officials in the Pentagon.

If this all pans out I really don't get it. I support Israel, their right to exist, their judgment in ways of how to best protect their citizens; but should this be true the mole must be arrested, tried, convicted if the evidence deems so, and if necessary locked away for the rest of their life.

This isn't really a smart move by Israel. Obviously, they doesn't seem to think the billions in aid we fork over to them year after year is worth the courtesy of not spying on an ally. Perhaps a substantial cut in aid would be in order, especially considering they use it more and more for building illegal settlements. Spying on your biggest, and only Ally, isn't the best move, and only gives anti Israel wack jobs something more to scream about.

Friday, August 27, 2004


The FBI has been conducting an ongoing investigation into the matter and is convinced the spy has conveyed highly sensitive information to the Israeli government via two representatives of the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). has a better story about the details of the investigation, including, that multiple sources have told CNN that the investigation is well along, and one government official described the evidence against the suspect as a "slam dunk case" and said "there has been no decision to prosecute the individual."

Officials said the suspect passed classified documents to Israel through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group.

And, Fox News' article includes analysis about the possibility of a spy hardening American treatment of Iran's nuclear program.

Daneil Pipes on Tariq Ramadan

Noted Middle Eastern and Islam scholar Daneil Pipes has a great recap of all the brouhaha surronding prospective Kroc scholar Tariq Ramadan. Pipes is a brilliant scholar and has some damaging charges, among them:

  • Along with nearly all Islamists, Ramadan has denied that there is "any certain proof" that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.

  • He publicly refers to the Islamist atrocities of 9/11, Bali, and Madrid as "interventions," minimizing them to the point of near-endorsement.

  • And here are other reasons, dug up by Jean-Charles Brisard, a former French intelligence officer doing work for some of the 9/11 families, as reported in Le Parisien:
    Intelligence agencies suspect that Ramadan (along with his brother Hani) coordinated a meeting at the Hôtel Penta in Geneva for Ayman al-Zawahiri (deputy head of Al-Qaeda) and Omar Abdel Rahman (the blind sheikh, now in a Minnesota prison).

  • Ramadan's address appears in a register of Al Taqwa Bank, an organization the State Department accuses of supporting Islamist terrorism.
Kroc director, R. Scott Appleby has released a statement, which is avaliable here.

My take? I'm not quite sure what to think. I would hate to ever judge someone as guilty by association, but as the saying goes, where there's smoke, there's fire. I don't think Ramadan is an explict advocate of terrorism, although like most Muslims throughout the world, they do condone it and they are sympathetic to the goals. In my opinion Notre Dame doesn't need any such person on campus. There are plenty of ways to foster a Catholic-Islam dialogue without involving a possible Islamicist.
Georgetown has done it for years.

That being said Scott Appleby is a man I deeply respect. I took a course with him entitled "Terrorism, War and Peace after 9-11", the semester after the attacks on New York and Washington and he was often the sole voice of reason in a sea of professors who basically said the US deserved the attacks, or that anytime Bush should try to defend the American people he should do it through the UN. I trust that Appleby would not be bringing someone who would damage the reputation of
Notre Dame onto campus, I'm especially sure old Monk woudn't allow that to happen. I'm more concerned about Ramadan pushing an anti-American, anti-Israeli line on campus (not that it doesn't already exist), or, as Lee Smith writes in The American Prospect, pushing the "cry of death to the West, which is a quieter and gentler jihad, but it's still jihad."

Web Site Posts Claim for Russian Jet Crashes

Russian news agency reports traces of explosives found in wreckage of one of downed Russian jets; Muslim Web site publishes claim of responsibility linking twin crashes to Chechen separatists.

A sign of things to come in the States? It looks like al-Qaeda/Chechnyan
terrorists likely had a hand in this. Yet another reason why law enforcement is not the way to deal with international terrorism. Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

NCAA turns down Williams' reinstatement bid

Yet another blow to the defending national champion. Excuse me while I gloat. And let the record show that I had this posted before The Backer.

Talk about your Vietnam Quagmires. Kerry said bring it, and the Swifties brought it. What does it mean for Kerry?

Kerry has never taken back his terrible slur against his fellow soldiers -- men he now calls his "band of brothers." The most he has been willing to say is that his words "were a little bit over the top" and that he could perhaps "have phrased things more artfully." He certainly doesn't regret the propaganda coup he handed the Viet Cong: "I'm proud that I stood up," Kerry told NBC in April. "I don't want anybody to think twice about it."

And therein lies the fundamental hypocrisy of the Kerry candidacy.

He came to prominence as a radical opponent of the war in Vietnam, yet now he runs for president on the strength of his service in that war. He portrayed the men who fought there as unspeakable savages, yet now he surrounds himself with Vietnam vets at every turn. He lent respectability to those who demanded that America cut and run, that it abandon a beleaguered ally, that it drop "the mystical war against communism." Yet now he insists that he would be a tough and vigilant commander-in-chief, one who would never disrespect allies, one in whose hands the security of the United States would be safe.

Even after 33 years, Kerry's 1971 testimony, and his refusal to either repudiate or corroborate it, remains unsettling -- and relevant. For the Swift Boat vets, this fight may be personal. But all of us have a stake in its outcome.

"He promised to be good. Let him go."

Swifties release third ad: Kerry's Own Shipmate Calls Kerry on Lie

Click here to watch the 3rd ad, you can also preview a full chapter of the huge bestseller, UNFIT FOR COMMAND, Click here to have the chapter sent to you immediately.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Quote of the Day....(shhh! Don't tell Michael Moore)

"We are under constant enemy small-arms, mortar, and RPG attack," said U.S. Lt. Chris Kent, whose unit was about 300 metres from the compound. "U.S. forces are consolidating positions to allow for future operations. Morale is very high."

Windsurfer Friedman wins Israel's first ever Olympic gold

Gal Friedman, whose first name translates into the english "wave", also becomes the first Israeli to win two Olympic medals after winning the bronze in 1996 - finished the last of the 11 races in second place, but took the gold today by scoring 42 points.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

GW to get makeover

(Young Dub)
Researchers are hoping to change that by embarking on a massive detective hunt to flesh out his appearance in every detail. Specialists at Washington's home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, 16 miles (25 km) outside Washington, are gathering dozens of artifacts including snippets of hair and clothing that will be analysed over the next year.

Based on that information, they will make life-size models of the former president at three different points in his life that will go on display in 2006 as part of a new $85 million education centre and museum at Mount Vernon.

Sculptures, moulds, busts, dentures, imprints and masks of Washington's face and body will be scanned with lasers. Hair samples, spectacles, personal clothes and all available written descriptions of Washington's physique, including those written by the president himself, will also be scrutinised.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Jeremy Wariner continues American dominance of the 400m

Wariner becomes the sixth straight American to win an Olympic 400-meter title as he led a U.S. sweep of the medals. The fourth time in history that has happened.

From the country that brought you the United States of America
29 million U.K. workdays lost to hangovers...

True Patriots

(TR with John Muir, now on the California State Quarter, in Yosemite National Park)
I don't care which party you follow, or which rich white man you want for president, I long for the days of eloquent, passionate, true American patriots leading our country.

Ahead of the curve
Why Iran will become the dominant issue in American foreign policy in less than 4 months. Check it out, don't be surprised.

OUCH! Bob Dole speaks:

"One day he's saying that we were shooting civilians, cutting off their ears, cutting off their heads, throwing away his medals or his ribbons," Dole said. "The next day he's standing there, `I want to be president because I'm a Vietnam veteran.

"Maybe he should apologize to all the other 2.5 million veterans who served. He wasn't the only one in Vietnam," said Dole, whose World War II wounds left him without the use of his right arm.

Dole added: "And here's, you know, a good guy, a good friend. I respect his record. But three Purple Hearts and never bled that I know of. I mean, they're all superficial wounds. Three Purple Hearts and you're out."

As usual THOMAS SOWELL sums it up best.

Anti-Semitic Attack on Jewish Community Center in Paris. French surrender (again) to Nazis.

How tell it's Fall at a South Bend liquor store

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Iraq Pulls Off Another Soccer Stunner

It's amazing what a group of guys can do when they don't have to fear being tortured.

Why are Liberals upset about American Troop withdrawal from Europe?
In a great article at National Review, Victor Davis Hanson correctly asserts that Democrats are so bitter about this later move, because "the notion of bringing troops home from anywhere is what the new Michael Moore Democrats always wish for when they label America as hegemonic, imperialistic, and meddlesome", the fact that Bush is the one to instigate it infuriates them even more than nothing being done, much like former-presidents who were seen as Cold War hawks, Reagan (with the USSR) and Nixon (with China), had more success than any Democratic president in relations with our Communist rivals, why?

Because the American people trust someone strong on national defense to bargain with America's best interests and national defense at heart. "Thus, because Bush's move to withdrawl troops was both measured and sound, and yet could not be claimed by the neo-Democratic establishment, it will be seen as especially grating."

So John F. Kerry has filed a complaint to the FEC about the latest ad released by the Vietnam Veteran's group Swift-Boat Vets for Truth.

I find it curious that Kerry is accusing the Swift Boat Vets of being in secret cooperation (part of the vast right wing conspiracy I'm sure) with the Bush-Cheney campaign not only because Mr. Kerry has had the entire liberal media empire at his beckon-call since this campaign started but more seriously because John Kerry has yet to question what he is actually being accused of in the Swift-Boat Vets add, and in the New York Times No. 1, Unfit for Duty.

Instead of addressing "the seriousness of the charge" a pastime Liberals love to engage in if the accusation is against a Conservative, Kerry, and the Liberal Media Empire has personally attacked fellow Veterans who have a different truth during Kerry's supposed heroic service in Vietnam.

Again, I must reiterate: Not once have the charges of the Swift-Boat Vets been questioned by Kerry.

The complaint comes just as Kerry is beginning to see a major loss in percentage points among Catholics and Vietnam Vets.

To me the most damaging thing about the new add is John Kerry, sitting in front of a US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations meeting and saying with a stone face and Thurston Howell III voice, that American soldiers "They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, randomly shot at civilians, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, crimes committed on a day to day basis, ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam".

And what is really the result of all the Vietnam-BS? That we don't even know who John Kerry is. I'm so sick of talking about Vietnam , but let's be honest, Kerry is the one who made Vietnam the centerpiece of why he is fit to be Commander and Chief. Why won't JFK release his war records if he has nothing to hide? Why won't he address the accusations being made my the very men who served under and side-by-side with Kerry. These questions will have to be answered between now and November. Because one thing is for sure, the Swift-Boat Vets aren't being intimidated by Kerry's attacks, nor are they going to go away.

Rush sums it up brilliantly, as usual:
This arrogant, spoiled, hot-tempered nature that we're seeing unfiltered from John Kerry is quite illuminating as to the kind of man and leader he would be. This is a man who always wanted to be president, but who never knew why. He was an anti-war leader when he thought that would get him elected in Massachusetts. He was a left-wing senator when he thought that would secure reelection time and time again. He was a pro-war Democrat when he thought that would help him secure the Democrat nomination. He was anti-war again when he thought that was needed to defeat Howard Dean. Now he's being asked to square all this. Now he's being asked to square his multiple politically expedient positions, and he can't. Hence, the flip-flopping. There is no core to John Kerry. He was for adding 40,000 troops in Iraq in May. He's for downsizing our forces today. He was for redeployment of troops out of Europe and South Korea three weeks ago. He's against that today.

Despite one full year of campaigning, we still don't know the real soul of this man. And the last refuge of his campaign, the thing he thought was his slam-dunk, the thing that he thought he felt most comfortable going back to, was his Vietnam service. And, frankly, folks, that's the last thing he has to offer, assuming he's been telling the truth, and it appears he hasn't been telling the truth. And I say this only because the extraordinary effort to silence and trash 260 fellow decorated Vietnam veterans while leaving largely unanswered their detailed charges, is the conduct of somebody who has something to hide. His story keeps changing which tells me the first version isn't true.

Friday, August 20, 2004


Hamas terrorists arrested in Chicago.

Stupid Americans.

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Notre Dame vs. The KKK

Seventy-eight years ago, on May 17, 1924, hundreds of Notre Dame students gathered at the train station in South Bend, Ind. They were waiting to greet a train, but the mood was anything but festive. For on the train were members of the Ku Klux Klan, heading for a mass Klan rally in South Bend. Their decision to hold the gathering in South Bend was no accident, for Indiana's Klansmen looked upon Notre Dame as a symbol of rising Catholic power in America. The Klan event was intended to send a signal of intimidation to the university, its faculty and students that they were unwelcome in the American heartland. Instead, the only message delivered that morning came from Notre Dame's students, who pummeled the Klansmen as they disembarked from their train.

Yet another golden moment in the history of the University of Notre Dame, and really in the history of American Catholics too. Major props to The Backer for a kick-ass post on something I never knew happened. For a university that whole-heartedly embraces affirmative action, why don't they ever play up this kind of thing? I don't get it. If you're interested in buying Todd Tucker's book, Notre Dame Vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan, just click here.

University of Notre Dame, holding strong a number 18

debatable if I could get into this school today.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Quote of the day

"We're the only people in the world where our neighbors openly announce they just won't have us here. And they will not give up fighting and they will not give up war as long as we remain alive here.

"This is the crux of the problem: It isn't anything concrete that they want from us. They say we must be dead. And we say we want to be alive. Between life and death, I don't know of a compromise. And that is why we have no choice but to fight."

-Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, on Arab rejectionism and extremism and why there is an Arab-Israeli conflict

No shit of the day:
Arafat Says Palestinians Made 'Mistakes'

No word if Arafat considers Palestinian support for the Turks in WWI, the Nazis in WWII, the Soviet Union in the Cold War, Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War and Gulf Wars I & II, mistakes. Also, no word on if Arafat himself is a prophet. I do love that picture though: "What, me worry?"

Trouble in Troy

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

ND Frosh wins Olympic Gold

Incoming Notre Dame freshman Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.) won the gold medal in the Olympic individual women's sabre event. With American flags waving in the sold-out stands, Zagunis commanded the bout against Xue Tan of China from the beginning, running an 8-2 streak by the first break. Zagunis fenced with tenacity and imagination,scoring for instance with point-in-line at 5-2. After the break Tan rallied, changing her game and taking the score back up to 10-6 to the chants of the large contingent from China. But Zagunis was not to be denied and gritted out the next few touches to finally win 15-9.

She was immediately tossed in the air by her teammates, who rushed the piste.

Olympic Round-Up

Phelps and his teammates celebrate the relay win.
Eight golds? No longer possible. Eight medals? Yep, still possible. Michael Phelps raised his medal count to five with gold-medal finishes in Tuesday's 200 fly and 800 free relay. In fencing, the U.S. has won its first gold medal in 100 years.

DICKIE V.: Nix the NBA All-Stars, send the NBA champs

I've heard a number of ideas to improve the future of the program. Here's my thought: It is time to scrap the idea of picking an NBA All-Star team to compete in the Olympics. Let's face it, having a bunch of guys who are No. 1 options on their NBA teams instead of several role players does not work in international basketball competition. Just watch the way a country like Argentina plays!

We need to send a cohesive group of players who are familiar with each another. My suggestion is to send the NBA champion. Also choose three alternate representatives, so if the NBA champion has foreign players competing for other countries in the Olympics, the alternates can step in.

This way, you send a club that has played together and worked as a team, with players who understand their roles. You don't need all superstars to win.

Just ask Olympics coach Larry Brown, who also happened to coach the Detroit Pistons past the favored and star-studded Los Angeles Lakers for the 2004 NBA championship. Ask Brown how he'd feel if his Detroit players -- Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace and Co. -- were wearing the red, white and blue right now.


Trio of reports signal upswing for U.S. economy:

What Kerry's "more compassionate" War on Terrorism might look like

Monday, August 16, 2004

Pitiful "Progressives" react to Bush troop reallignment plan

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was asked by reporters for his reaction to Bush's move as he finished a bike ride near his family's retreat in Ketchum, Idaho. He replied: "It's a great day for ride. Fabulous." NOW WATCH THIS DRIVE. YOU KNOW WHAT WILL BE FABULOUS JFK? WHEN WE HAVE THURSTON HOWELL III AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark a former Democratic presidential candidate, said Bush's plan "will significantly undermine U.S. national security." UNDERMINE NATIONAL SECURITY HOW? LOOK OUT AMERCA ZE GERMANS ARE COMING!!!


Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

Israel - Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples — a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water.

During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing.

They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual.

"John the Baptist, who was just a figure from the Gospels, now comes to life," said British archaeologist Shimon Gibson, who supervised the dig outside Jerusalem.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Book Reveals Johnny Cash Sick, Grief-Stricken

A man of God and a man of unfathomable dedication to his wife, June. God speed to the Man in Black.

Security forces on terror alert around Jerusalem

Saturday, August 14, 2004

One down, seven to go

Michael Phelps started his quest for gold galore by winning the 400 IM in record time (4:08.26). It also was the first gold of the '04 Games for the U.S. Jenny Thompson fell short later in her bid for a ninth gold, taking silver in the 400 free relay.

Those evil Israelis

An Israeli Army soldier comforts a Palestinian woman at the Kalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Ramallah Wednesday Aug. 11, 2004. A West Bank militant detonated a large bomb near Kalandia checkpoint Wednesday, killing two Palestinian men and wounding some 13, including 10 Palestinian civilians and three Israeli border policemen. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) (L) shakes hands with an elderly Bedouin during a visit to the southern Bedouin town of Rahat, August 10, 2004.

Anti-Semitic graffiti found on wall of Notre Dame Cathedral
Gee, I wonder who would write anti-Jew grafitti on a Catholic Church. One guess.

On the road from Kuwait into Iraq

Scary, VERY Scary

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn barin deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the
wrod as a wlohe.

Fcuknig amzanig huh?

Friday, August 13, 2004

Luke as Secretary of Defense - Part IV (in a never-ending series):
US plans to cut forces overseas by 70,000
Bring our boys home, put them on our borders.

Let the Games begin!

Members from the Iraqi delegation pose with members of the United States delegation at the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Commission on Presidential Debates to announce Debate Moderators this afternoon.

First Presidential Debate: Jim Lehrer (PBS)

Second Presidential Debate: Charlie Gibson (ABC)

Third Presidential Debate: Bob Schieffer (CBS)

Vice Presidential Debate: Gwen Ifill (PBS)

Iraq, Al-Sadr Aides Negotiate Najaf Truce
So much for "fighting until the death"

Debunking the liberal mantra: "tax-cuts for the rich"
Newsflash - The people who pay more taxes benefit more when taxes are cut.

Tax Burden Distribution:
The top 1% pays 33.89% of all income taxes
The top 5% pays 53.25%
The top 10% pays 64.89%
The top 25% pays 82.9%
The top 50% pays 96.03%
The bottom 50% pays a mere 3.97% of income taxes.

Note 1: Why did one third of the tax break go to the wealthiest 1%? DUH! They pay one third the taxes- How hard is it?!?

Note 2: Why did two thirds of the tax break go to that top 20%? Could it be that they pay two thirds of all taxes? Astonishing, I know.

Income Distribution
The top 1% earns 17.53 of all income.
The top 5% earns 31.99.
The top 10% earns 43.11%
The top 25% earns 65.23%,
Top 50% earns 86.19% of all income.

So I guess by this rationate most famililes in America are rich. Dems have a funny definition of rich. Thanks to Wizbang and the IRS.

Simply Stunning
While the United States fight a global war on terrorists and the states that sponsor them, French officials start new probe into Princess Diana's driver.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The truth shall set you free. Part 2.

Iraq shocks Portugal 4-2 in preliminary match

Mahmoud scores two goals in Iraqis' first Olympic match since '88