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Liberal lies and Democrat hypocrisy… by The Elephant's Child

The education establishment continually provides entertainment. Today the National Heroes Tour of some of the most honored veterans of the Iraq War was scheduled to appear at Forest Lake High School in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Pete Hegseth, founder of Vets for Freedom, the sponsor of the tour, is an alumnus of that high school.

Apparently in “The Democratic Underground” forums there was an announcement of a press conference by unidentified groups to oppose the appearance. They expressed outrage that Vets for Freedom were going to meet with students to “indoctrinate them on the joys of war” according to reporter Katherine Kersten. They called on members to oppose the appearance and listed contact numbers for the principal, the school board president and the district office. So, of course, the school promptly canceled.

On short notice, the vets moved their program to an American Legion hall, and the venue was packed to overflowing, including some students who skipped school to attend. It seems that some people seem to think that veterans speaking about their experiences is a “political event”, even if others just want to hear from vets about their experiences.

The University of North Dakota is sponsoring a lecture by 1960s Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers, now a “distinguished professor of education” at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Ayers says in his book that he participated in the bombing of the New York City’s police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol Building in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972, committed in the name of ending the Vietnam War. He was not convicted because prosecutors and the FBI mismanaged the case. He said in an interview with the New York Times that “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough”. This, however, is apparently not a “political event”.

Columbia University invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, and the President of Columbia University spoke harshly to the Iranian. Columbia University professors planned to go to Iran to apologize to Ahmadinejad, who runs a terrorist regime, for the harsh words of the university president. This also was not a “political event”.

Iran favors the disappearance of Israel, the murder of homosexuals, and the stoning to death of those convicted of adultery, among other things. I suspect that the National Heroes Tour would not be welcomed at Columbia, nor would a speaker from the Boy Scouts of America. “Political Events”. Go figure.

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But we’ll probably see all of those schools closed down for the May Day ’08 protests to support illegal immigration.


Comment by The Red Pill

I am an American first and a Democrat second.  As I look at my
party, I realize that American patriotism is a distant memory for many
Americans, while some look upon our great country with disdain,
distrust, and even disgust.

My inspiration and foundational political views as a young American
came from  words spoken by an American Democrat who paid the
ultimate price, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do
for you, but what you can do for your country.”

Where are the John F. Kennedy democrats today?  I would like to be
counted as one of that group.  Everything that I have written on
my website,,
is dedicated to the spirit of his words.

If you have time please check it out.  I want to advance the
discussion as much as I can.


Comment by Paris Van Street

Thanks for dropping by. I’m afraid that the Democratic Party has moved quite a bit to the left. Back when Ronald Reagan tried to bring down the Soviet Union, he had a lot of help from American labor unions, who worked closely with Lech Walesa of Solidarity in the Gdansk shipyards. Unimaginable now. Henry “Scoop” Jackson, notable Democrat, was what is sneeringly called “a hawk” today. Cooperation across the aisle was common, for most in both parties were Americans first. I suspect that you are a Republican, Paris, but you just haven’t found it out yet.


Comment by The Elephant's Child

Dear Elephant’s Child.
I respect your kind words and humor.
I have not left the Democrat party. Many in the Democrat party have
left me.  I believe in the ideals espoused by great men of honor
who championed the middle class.  Take a look at my website
to get a better understanding of where I am coming from


Comment by anamericandemocrat

I did visit your website. That’s why I said what I did. The Democrat Party has become the party of the rich and the underclass, the middle class is not included. I’m always annoyed by the “class” thing. It is derived from the five divisions used by the Treasury Department to keep track of how people are doing. Poor, lower middle, middle, upper middle, and upper. My America is a classless society, and divisions are based on whether you are decent or not. Many people have noted that if Jack Kennedy were alive today he would probably be a Republican. Supply sider, tax-cutter, military advocate and patriotic American.


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