Mon Jan 23 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Running notes on President Bush's Kansas
State University speech on the War on Terrorism:
1153a - Appreciates the invitation, but
"I know Laura was first choice."
1154a - "To the men and women in uniform, thanks for serving our
country" (long applause)
1156a - Standard stump speech joke about inviting his old friends
to the WH and them asking "how did YOU get here, Bush?"
1158 - "I'm going back to Texas with the exact same values as when
I came to Washington, D.C."
1200p - On 9-11 the attack came and "I resolved on that day to
do everything I can to protect the American people." My "most important
job is to protect the security of the American people."
1202p - "There is an enemy that is relentless" ... which has an
idelogy "the exact opposite of our view of the world." ... "They
have no heart. No conscience. They kill women and children to meet
On intelligence "a lot of the decisions I make" ... will depend
on "the best intelligence possible" ... noted Afghanistan
became "a safe haven" for the enemy, told Afghanistan to get rid
of the "barbaric" Taliban regime so we sent our military in and
now Afg is a democracy with free elections.
1211p - "Because oceans no longer protect us, the USA must confront
threats before they cause us harm." ... "geography doesn't protect
I "saw a threat in Saddam Hussein" because he was shooting at our
planes over the No-Fly Zones. He was a "state sponsor of terror"
who "had used weapons of mass destruction" and "the world thought"
he had WMDs.
UN resolutions were doing no good, so Saddam was given a choice
"and he chose war" and the world is better off without him.
1215p - Endorsed Americans' right to disagree
1218p - Well, he still hasn't got to
the expected topic-- domestic wiretaps without warrants. I think KTSA
will bail out of the speech...
picked up again on the air
1236p - "Congress
gave me the authority to .. protect the American people" regarding the
enemy "if they're making phone calls into the United States we
need to know why."
Speech ended with no new facts about
the President's justifications for warrantless domestic wiretapping.
email Nice soldier story
was sitting watching the football games at the Atlanta airport this weekend. As I was sitting there enjoying the game, all of a sudden people around me starting standing up and cheering. Outside the bar where I had been sitting there were about a dozen soldiers heading to a flight.. As the soldiers made their way down the terminal, everyone stood and applauded as they walked by. It looked like a homecoming parade (except they were going the other way). I thought this was fantastic - showing support for our guys! Puts things in perspective for you.
PS - Keep up the good work - I enjoy listening on the Internet.
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Growing a chair, or a home, from living trees