Thursday, September 27, 2007

Once More Through The Libosphere

Like this isn't gonna be a regular feature....

***Could it not be said, fairly and without exaggeration, that George Soros is waging an ongoing financial war against the United States?:

Soros' efforts go beyond spin. He has also bankrolled groups involved in the manipulation of elections, an activity that has increased since his money came into the picture. Two groups — Americans Coming Together and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — were sanctioned recently by the Federal Election Commission for fraud.

Soros pledged $10 million to ACT, which has since been fined $775,000 for illegally funneling $70 million set aside for voter registrations to Democratic candidates.

He also gave at least $150,000 to ACORN, the left-wing group best known for pushing minimum-wage hikes, marching for illegal-immigrant amnesty and arassing
Wal-Mart. ACORN has been accused of voter fraud in 13 states since 2004 and was convicted of falsifying signatures in a voter registration drive last July, drawing a fine of $25,000 in Washington state.

Soros says he has ended funding to voter-drive organizations, but he still heads a secretive rich-man's club called "Democracy Alliance" that has doled out $20 million to activist groups like ACORN.

Not only is Soros actively trying to undermine and destabilize American democracy systemically through rigging and fraud, but as IBD goes on to explain, he also heavily subsidizes both eco-terrorist organizations like Earth First! and the Ruckus Society and left-wing aiders & abettors of Islamist terrorism like Lynne Stewart.

IBD calls him a "political nihilist" who reaps financial bonanzas from these speculative assaults on national soveriegnty and seeks by such means to force the entire world into a UN-controlled global super-state, the character of which can be gleaned from his comment at Davos, Switzerland last year that America needs to be "de-Nazified".

I call the Hungarian billionaire an enemy of the state. And he should damn well be treated that way.

***Here's the version of "Mahmoud goes to Columbia" that Iranians got from their "democratic" government:

Despite entire US media objections, negative propagation and hue and cry in recent days over IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled address at Colombia University, he gave his lecture and answered students questions here on Monday afternoon.

On second day of his entry in New York, and amid standing ovation of the audience that had attended the hall where the Iranian President was to give his lecture as of early hours of the day, Ahmadinejad said that Iran is not going to attack any country in the world.

Before President Ahamadinejad's address, Colombia University Chancellor in a brief address told the audience that they would have the chance to hear Iran's stands as the Iranian President would put them forth.

He said that the Iranians are a peace loving nation, they hate war, and all types of aggression.

Referring to the technological achievements of the Iranian nation in the course of recent years, the president considered them as a sign for the Iranians' resolute will for achieving sustainable development and rapid advancement.

The audience on repeated occasion applauded Ahmadinejad when he touched on international crises.

At the end of his address President Ahmadinejad answered the students' questions on such issues as Israel, Palestine, Iran's nuclear program, the status of women in Iran and a number of other matters.

Leave aside the obligatory lies and propaganda (I wish the wild applause had been one of them); what is conspicuously missing from this "report"? Give up? Try university president Lee Bollinger's prefacing speech in which he pretended to "expose Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a 'petty and cruel dictator'".

The only question in my mind is whether anybody but Bollinger will be surprised by this. And I have my doubts about his credulity as well. Given American academia's slovenly, gluttonous overindulgence in disseminating hard-left propaganda to its captive student audiences, I have to think the Columbia poo-bahs have more than a passing acquaintance with Propaganda 101.

***Pardon moi whilst I glom one of the Admiral's ledes:
Over the weekend, John Coatsworth, acting dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, suggested that had Columbia invited Adolf Hitler to Columbia in 1939, he would not have underestimated the will of the American people and would have avoided declaring war on the US.
Bret Stephens gave Coatsworth his deserved beat-down in the Wall Street Journal the other day. I, however, do see a small silver lining in the dean's ludicrous speculating: at least he's drawing the correct historical parallels to Adolph the Younger.

***Double-H raises a good point: If president Bollinger really believes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a "petty and cruel dictator" as well as a national security threat to America and her allies, and is sincere in extolling the bravery of U.S. troops fighting the War Against Islamic Fundamentalism, might he put some money where his mouth is by allowing the ROTC to return to the Columbia campus, from whence it was chased by the leftie establishment years ago?

Yeah, that's what I figured, too.

***What's wrong with the following statement from the Barack Obama for president campaign?:
I would not have extended an invitation to give President Ahmadinejad another platform for his hateful rhetoric. Adolph Hitler was the worst mass murderer in the history of the world, and Ahmadinejad's denial of his crimes is offensive to Jews, to Americans, and to all people of goodwill.

But this is America, and we should never be afraid to confront the ranting lies of dictators like Ahmadinejad with the power of truth and the strength of our own values. What Ahmadinejad will learn while he's here is that America is united in rejection of his hateful views, and in opposition to the Iranian government's support of terrorism and pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Well, for one thing, Obama doesn't sound all that disappointed, much less outraged, at Columbia's invite to the Geico Caveman From Hell. As if to say, "I wouldn't have invited him, but I don't object to somebody else doing it". That's not the flaw in question, however.

It's this:
[Didn't] Obama promise to meet with the Holocaust denier, the "ranting, lying dictator," the orator of "hateful rhetoric," the supporter of terrorism and the pursuer of nuclear weapons within a year of taking office[?].
The only thing worse than inviting Adolph Ahmadinejad here would be the president of the United States going to Tehran as a bootlicking supplicant. Or does anybody seriously believe that Obama would march into the mullahgarchy's midst and start reading them the riot act?

***And from the "Pardon Me For Breathing" Department:
Fred Thompson uses his Tennessee beginnings as if they were a Hollywood setting, but today Fred Thompson will use the Volunteer State as his personal ATM and an excuse to withdraw from the Florida Values Voters debate.

"Tennessee is too important and too pivotal in the 2008 presidential election to be used as a backdrop or a checking account," said Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Wade Munday."

These times are too perilous to have an actor parading around the state, portraying a presidential candidate, and avoiding serious debate for serious times," Munday continued. "Fred Thompson has yet to offer a substantive response to our military friends and families in Iraq, but he's willing to raise money using their sacrifices as a political soundbite."

Aside from the financial withdrawals, Fred has withdrawn from debate after debate on account of some rather unimpressive campaign appearances. Now he uses Tennessee as an excuse to withdraw from a debate on values, because he has yet to memorize those lines."
J-Ger sez, "How dare Fred Thompson... raise money for a presidential campaign! He should be like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and John Edwards, and never hold any fundraisers at all! Why doesn't he act like Hillary and rely on nice men like Norman Hsu to give him money!

My reaction? Man, but Tennessee Donks have had the Fear of Fred put into them.