Disproportionate Farce


By: Bob Parks

It’s been a long week. Let’s catch up….

Lockstep

The liberal media, and the officials they love, have repeatedly accused Israel of using “disproportionate force” with their response to the Hezbollah kidnapping and rocket attacks. Only a liberal believes a war must be fought, if they have to be fought at all, fairly.

Who knows what the Iraq situation would be like today if our military were allowed to fight war to win? Maybe if liberal media idealists, who are always looking to bust our troops while looking the other way at enemy suicide bombers and beheaders, would let them use all the force at their disposal, we might be mostly out of Iraq and Afghanistan today.

But no. Let’s fight a nice, clean, fair war.

As Israel could give a flying you-know-what about what Helen Thomas or David Gregory thinks, let’s hope they’ll show our left how a war is won. But then again, that would be assuming a liberal would willingly admit they were wrong….

A Universe Between The Ears

A few nights ago, Puerto Rico’s own Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza’s began her reign as the new Miss Universe. Sure, the media took notice when she fainted after winning the crown.

But it was what she said prior that caught my attention. According to the Associated Press, “In her pageant biography, Rivera explained what made her different from the other contestants.”

“Physically, I have been told by modeling agencies and friends that I represent the consummate Latino look. Everything in my face expresses our heritage, our music and the wonderful mixes of races that we are.”

Can any of us truly imagine the screech we’d hear if Miss USA said she was told she had the consummate Caucasian look? What in her face would express her heritage, her music, or the wonderful mix of races here? A collagen lip job.?

“My biggest goal in life is to become a great actress of infinite range. I am a keen observer of the human behavior, which under my interpretation, is one of the best things an actress can do.”

Whatever happened to wanting to end poverty, finding a cure for AIDS, seeking world peace, and all the stereotypical banter we’ve come to expect from this annual cheesecake ceremony? Instead, this babe thinks her tight 18-year-old ass is her stepping stone to fame, fortune, and The Oscars.

She may be right..

Quote Of The Year (So Far)

“If I was presdent, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry on the Israeli-Lebanon conflict

Understatement: Kerry is an opportunist. He added, “The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East, we’re going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it.”

Diplomacy with terrorists, eh? We’re definitely lucky Kerry isn’t president. How many people have asked over the last week, how does one go about negotiating with terrorists? The answer is you can’t, won’t, shant, etc.

“The ‘calmness’ is not a complete halt of the fire; it’s a temporary emergency base for rest, due to needs and national interests, in order to evaluate the situation. It is a means to manage the struggle, since when managing a struggle, at times you escalate and at (other) times you clam things down. This is natural, especially since you are not an army, you are a popular rebellion, you are popular resistance, so it is natural you will calm things down whenever you want to, and escalate whenever you want to.”

Khaled Masha’al, Damascus-based leader of Hamas on Al-Arabbiya TV, January 25, 2006

So Kerry says the Bush Administration lacked diplomacy, yet he turned around and added, “We have to destroy Hezbollah.” Is that what he’d say at the negotiating table, or would our enemy see the second of two faces we here in America have seen many times before.?

Quote Of The Year, So Far (runner-up)

“I have a very hard time with this word ‘non-violence’, because I don’t believe that I am non-violent. Right now, I would love to kill George Bush.”

Nobel peace laureate Betty Williams during a speech to hundreds of schoolchildren at the Earth Dialogues forum, being held in Brisbane

Why do liberals talk the talk when it comes to peace and love and tolerance and inclusion, yet are the first to wish death upon those who have the nerve to disagree with them? Yes, I’ve asked this numerous times before, but if there was ever a better example of liberal hypocrisy, this takes the vegetarian cake.

Now, the million-dollar question should be whether the Nobel people will pull a Milli Vanilli and yank her peace prize for her eloquent public peace-speak in front of impressionable children. Then again, these are the same people who awarded terrorist leader Yasser Arafat a Nobel Peace Prize.

Go figure.

A Simple “Thank You” Would Suffice

According to the Associated Press, “An Arab group said the federal government has failed to protect Americans from the fighting in Lebanon.”

“The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is suing on behalf of about 30 people. The lawsuit filed in Detroit alleges that Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld didn’t take all possible steps to secure the safety and well-being of U.S. citizens.”

Simple questions apply here.

Did Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice tell these people to go to Lebanon in the first place? Did Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, or the American taxpayer foot the bill for their transit there? Did Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice tell these people it was a good idea to disregard the many warnings issued by our state department and go to what some consider Terrorist Central?

The answer to all these questions is no. Yet, the American taxpayer is again being forced to pay up and fund the evacuation. Some if this was agitated by a mainstream media who actively sought out grumblers and Bush-bashers. That is, until the angry emails and phonecalls came in; then we heard from those who were happy our Navy, Marines, and cruiseships were around to get everyone out.

Now that some are safe, it’s time to sue us all in return.

One piece of advice. Don’t go back there. Next time, it would be my recommendation to leave you there. We’ll see how much that lawsuit can save you then.

Max Factoid

As I am not a woman, I know not of such things, but should Hillary Clinton become president, it may cost us all in more ways than we can initially fathom. According to the New York Post, Miss Hillary is not the “love me as I am”, armpit hair, no makeup feminist we all grew to love and admire.

Apparently, the good senator is using hard-earned campaign donation money for rather pricey hair stylings and make-up sessions with some of Hollywood’s finest. Then again, how typical is this of limousine liberals who demand we give them our hard-earned cash, yet spend it with no sense of conscience and/or good taste.

But as we’re talking about the left’s money, let’s see how long it takes for them to catch on to the latest Clinton hustle.

Dancing Fools

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. How about four…?

Good thing I don’t know what Cynthia and Cindy were “dancing” to. I’d be forever plagued by horrifying imagery every time I heard it thereafter.

Bush / Gore, Por Favor

Reminiscent of our 2000 election, liberal “populist” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuses to concede defeat to conservative candidate Felipe Calderon, claiming fraud in a July 2 election that left them separated by barely a half percent of the 41 million votes.

One question that consistently comes up in my head: Why is it when liberals win, it’s “the will of the people.” But whenever they lose nowadays, it’s always election fraud, disenfranchisement, dirty tricks, or the public was too stupid to understand what they were voting for?

Just throwing it out there….

Spin The Anchor

A couple weeks ago, “Access Hollywood” included a July 19 web entry which quoted Katie Couric, who was still co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, as saying “I think the situation there (Iraq) is so dangerous, and as a single parent with two children, that’s something I won’t be doing.”

Guilt us with the single mom thing and we’ll forget she accepted the $60 million contract at CBS that assumed she’d do the same thing any man being paid less would do.

There are several issues here. First of all, despite feminist mandates, women have no place in combat zones. If you think that’s sexist, try asking your mall-bound 18-year-old daughter (when she gets off the cellphone) to stop by the post office and sign up for selective service as law dictates all 18-year-old boys do. Imagine the look of horror, eye-rolling, and drama that would follow.

It would appear the high-priced publicists were quickly phone-whipped into a frenzy, thus this “correction” was later issued….

“The comments from Katie Couric that earlier ran on AccessHollywood.com were from a previous interview on May 30th in regards to whether or not she would go to Iraq in light of injured CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier. The Web site story has since been clarified and includes more recent comments that were given by Couric in regards to the current Middle East crises at the CBS TCAs (Television Critics Association). “Access Hollywood” NEVER aired this story and regrets that the previous Web site story was misleading.”

Obviously a correction was appropos based on what Couric said on July 16th but was not published in the initial AccessHollywood story….

“I think, yeah, of course I would want to be there. I think — in terms of traveling, I think it will be done on a case-by-case basis. I think sometimes correspondents who have been covering beats for months and even years often have a great handle on what’s going on in a certain global hot spot. But clearly if it’s going to serve the story, advance the story, and be helpful to the story, I would like to be there. I think it really depends on the situation and what’s happening.”

Whether this is spin or not, who knows? Whether the quote was really left out or later added to “correct” the impression given, who knows.

The real issue here is the importance given to anchors. Dispite common perception, anchors are not reporters. Most don’t go out and dig up the news. Most sit in air-conditioned studios and read teleprompters. On the evening news level, it’s not done live so the presentation comes off as flawless. Why these prompter-readers need to have a battlezone backdrop is purely for propping up their own sense of self-importance.

Katie should stay home, as should Sheppard Smith, and all those other anchors who feel their presence there make the story all the more real. They are in the way, giving the American people (and the enemy watching on the dish) information that doesn’t enhance the story, and may endanger real people fighting on the ground.

Suggestion

To the Fox News Channel,

Please move your New York studio to the second floor. It’s really distracting to see some of our nation’s truly stupid, constantly peering in the window, and waving while being positioned correctly in the shot via cellphone.

They’re embarrassing, annoying, and so trash. If you moved your studio upstairs, you’d still have the street backdrop, without the inane gestures of America’s finest.

Sincerely,

Bob Parks



Bob Parks is a member/writer for the National Advisory Council of Project 21, and is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc.

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