And so it begins. The great struggle of 2004, the election. Of course the first to sling mud? Who else but the democrats and their minions over at Moveon.org. The oppressed liberals over there are sponsoring a competition to select an ad they intend to run in battleground states on behalf of the democrat nominee. Without logic, fact or reason on their side, what do the leftists come up with? Yet another in a string of ad-hominem assertions that Republicans are fascists and nazis and that George W. Bush is the embodiment of evil. This for instituting a doctrine as important now as was the Monroe Doctrine 200 years ago. The Bush Doctrine is simple, we will hunt down terrorists and their enablers no matter where they are or who they are, that the United States of America retains the right to defend herself against those who would harm her and that such defense may include preemptive strikes against terrorists, rogue nations or sponsors of terror.
So what comparison does the Bush Doctrine draw in leftist circles. Bush is Hitler. How original, I wish I had a buck for every time I've been called a fascist or a nazi in my lifetime. Maybe then I could become a full fledged capitalist instead of a jack booted thug in the employ of the government. Once again, when confronted with the desperation of a war being waged successfully, a resurgent economy and a President whose poll numbers are on the upswing, democrats revert to the tried and true tactics of childhood. (A spoiled childhood in the case of Howie Dean, why the Dean's didn't even treat their servants like servants...how touching.)
Having established the tactical nature of the democrat strategery for the campaign, i.e. continue to paint Republicans as nazis and fascists, I think that it's time for a little review. I refuse to cede the moral high ground to liberals on this issue. I am tired of being called a nazi or a fascist because I have conservative beliefs and principles. Therefore I feel a reminder is in order for those lefties that might stagger across this blog in one of their more sober moments. The American Right is founded on belief in individual liberty and responsibility. On free markets and rule of law. Communism and Fascism are characterized thus:
The difference between communists and fascists is in a very minor detail - the communists advocate the formal ownership of means of production by the state while fascists preserve nominal private ownership but totally control prodiction, distribution, prices and "profits".
So which do you prefer more - the state increasingly nationalising the economy or the state increasingly regulating/directing the economy and redestributing the income?
(This definition provided by a frequent contributor to the Aces High forums, callsign miko2d, to learn more about Aces High go here
Now then if we can agree that this is an accurate assessment of the nature of Communism and National SOCIALISM, then I submit that neither is an accurate reflection of the beliefs of the American Right, conservatives or Republicans. Additionally, neither Communism nor Fascism as political systems are renowned for their frequent elections. I always remind lefties that Nazis are in fact SOCIALISTS and that Nazism is a leftwing political system which usually leaves them speechless. Of course when confronted with facts and logic, that is the usual leftwing response short of calling you a fascist or nazi. So if the democrats want to run this election year on a campaign of painting the President as a fascist or a nazi, I say to them, you go girls...Come November, there'll be slaughter for the left because what they refuse to accept is that those of us in flyover country do not believe that America is the great satan. We leave that to the democrats, the french and the terrorists....
Now then, on to this week's recipe. New Years Linguine.
1 pkg of linguine noodles
8-12 large shrimp
1 can of salmon
1 can of lump crabmeat
1 14 oz can of stewed tomatos
1 14.5 oz can of coconut milk
2 5.5 oz cans of V8 vegetable juice
1 crown of broccoli
1 zucchini sliced thin
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsps of olive oil
OK this is easy, quick, delicious and healthy. First, remove the florettes from the crown of broccoli. Boil one gallon of water for the noodles. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion and garlic. Once translucent, add the broccoli and zucchini. Cook for a few moments and add the stewed tomatos, V8 juice and coconut milk. (I used the coconut milk for a little asian flavor, for more of a traditional cioppino flavor, substitute tomato sauce or more V8 juice). Bring the mixture to a boil. When the vegetables have cooked down and the broccoli and zucchini are tender, add the shrimp, mussels, salmon and crabmeat. Cook until the shrimp turns pink and the mussels have all fully opened. This will only take a few minutes so keep an eye on it while you stir several times and season to taste with salt and pepper or tabasco sauce. Keep it simmering while you prepare your linguine noodles as you like. (I prefer al dente) When your pasta is done, drain it and then fold the noodles into the skillet containing the seafood mixture. If the skillet isn't large enough, you can serve the seafood over the noodles on a plate. This recipe will easily serve 3-4 adults so plan the seafood accordingly. Serve this up with a nice spinach salad and some warm french bread....good eatin' on you!!
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
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