Saturday, September 25, 2004

George Bush's National Guard Service

While GWB's service in the National Guard is a big deal to many on the left, the majority of the people are smart enough to know that while his NG service 30+ years ago was probably relevant to the election in 2000, it is not relevant at all now. He has a nearly four-year record as president and commander-in-chief, including the prosecution of two wars. The electorate need look no further to decide if he has been effective.

Along with their attempts to portray John Kerry as a "war hero", the left just doesn't 'get it'.

al-Qaeda/Iraq Connection Revisited

A very detailed report outlining a secret memo from Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Douglas J. Feith to Senate Intelligence Committee members Jay Rockefeller and and Pat Roberts published in November of 2003 in the Weekly Standard shows a clear relationship between al-Qaeda and Iraq between 1990 and 2003.

Read it yourself and make up your own mind: Weekly Standard

Friday, September 24, 2004

Things are getting worse in Iraq?

Listening to the so-called mainstream media recently, it seems as if things are getting worse rather than better in Iraq. To be sure, there is more violence occuring recently, including the barbaric beheadings of two American hostages this week alone. But there is always more to the story than meets the eye, and the Conspiracies Group of the Lost-Tooth Society has suggested that it is a bit too convenient for the Kerry Campaign that the situation in Iraq is being portrayed by the mainstream media as rapidly deteriorating.

To counter-balance the perspective of the mainstream media, the Conspiracies Group has brought to our attention an article by James S. Robbins in the National Review Online wherein he describes the results of several large, scientifically conducted polling of Iraqi citizens.

There is too much detail to recite here, but suffice it to say that the majority of people of Iraq believe that they are in much better shape in almost all matters now than during Saddam's dictatorship.

Read the whole article here.

Thursday, September 23, 2004


With still no complaints from the political left, the death toll from now Hurricane Jeanne has gone over 1,000, and it is expected to rise to over 2,000.

Read more here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Where is the Outcry about Haiti?

Reports from Haiti today lists the death toll from tropical storm Jeanne at over 660 people, and at least 1,000 missing. Where, we wonder, is the outcry from the left over this horrendous loss of life? Why are they silent over this trajedy? To be honest, there has been no outcry from the right, either, but we would have thought that the left would have been much more concerned over this calamity, these 660 deaths, and probably many more to come, in just these few days.

Maybe they are only concerned over war deaths, as they see them as preventable. But couldn't many of these been prevented? Much worse storms hit nearby islands and even the USA without this terrible death toll. Perhaps it was the fact the that country was ill-prepared aftern having been run for so long by a socialist dictator that should have been toppled long ago. But that would have meant war, and we know how the left feels about the USA going to war to topple left-wing, socialist dictators.

Read about the disaster here.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Remembering 9/11

We note with sadness today the 3rd anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. It was a day that forever changed America and the world. A sad and tragic day that we all witnessed the very worst of human behavior and the very best. Widows, widowers, and heros were made that day, as well as cowards and thugs. Thousands of children lost their parents, and thousands of parents lost their children. Husbands lost their wives, and wives lost their husbands. Girlfriends lost their boyfriends, and boyfriends lost their girlfriends. America lost her innocence, and those behind the attacks would soon lose their safe havens.

But amidst the rubble and ruins of human beings and buildings, the human spirit rose to new heights. People who just hours before did not know each other were hugging and crying together in their grief. Fire and police officers, as well as other emergency workers, set aside their own personal safety to help others. Ordinary citizens helped in any way their could. Despite the enormity of the situation, and despite the way Hollywood has traditionally portrayed how people react to disasters, people didn't panic, at least for the most part.

September 11th also saw the first real counter-attack in the War on Terror. Those brave citizens aboard Flight 93 fought back. They knew the fate of the first three planes from using their cell phones, and were not about to let their plane hit the Capitol, or the Whitehouse, or whatever their target. So they fought back they way Americans have always done; they volunteered to take on the terrorists. They were the first American militia of the 21st century.

The American flag has flown continuously over the LTS Building since September 11th, and will continue to fly overhead until this war is finally over. It may be years, or even decades, but for the sake of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th and since, we cannot—we will not—give up until we have rooted out all those who hate freedom.

In the words of Golda Meir, "When they love their children more than they hate us we will have peace."

Friday, September 10, 2004

Left-Wing Bias of the Associated Press

Almost all of the recent polls have shown George Bush pulling ahead of John Kerry, some by as much as 11%. I would expect to see the polls shift back and forth several times in the remaining weeks of the campaign, but the leftward bias of the Associated Press (AP) is showing ever clearer each day.

Their September 10th article describing the results of their own AP-Ipsos Public Affairs poll begins by showing that GWB has gained on almost all issues, including the War in Iraq and job creation:

"Seven weeks before Election Day, the Republican is considered significantly more decisive, strong and likable than Kerry, and he has strengthened his position on virtually every issue important to voters, from the war in Iraq and creating jobs - two sources of criticism - to matters of national security and values.

Since the Democratic National Convention ended in late July, the president has erased any gains Kerry had achieved while reshaping the political landscape in his favor: Nearly two-thirds of voters think protecting the country is more important than creating jobs, and Bush is favored over Kerry by a whopping 23 percentage points on who would keep the United States safe."

So far, so good. But then they describe the demographics of support for Kerry and Bush:

"The AP-Ipsos-Public Affairs poll showed minorities, urban residents and other Democratic voters unified behind Kerry, as would be expected in the fall. But he lost ground in virtually every other demographic group: lower educated voters, suburbanites, rural voters, the middle class, married couples and baby boomers."

The clear implication from that paragraph is that only red-neck idiots would vote for Bush.

You can read the entire article here, but we believe this is just the latest example of bias in the media.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Another Perspective on Barry Goldwater

George Will's column from last Thursday discusses Barry Goldwater's brand of conservatism, "Goldwaterism", which Mr. Will sees as on the rise in the Republican party. Here is an excerpt:

"The re-emergence into Republican respectability of conservatism with a socially libertarian cast — Goldwaterism — is a development with a large potential to discomfort the Democratic Party. The re-emergence can make the Republican Party more appealing to many young and suburban voters, two cohorts in which Democrats have recently made substantial gains."

You can read for yourself his entire column.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

"If they say it's not about the money, it's about the money"

Curious about an activist group? Want to find out where they get their funding? How about who they fund? You can find out all about them on a facinating website called

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Barry Goldwater's Acceptance Speech at the 1964 Republican Convention

We at the LTS are too young to remember much about Barry Goldwater and his run for the presidency versus LBJ in 1964, but have long felt that he was a far right-wing conservative, mainly because that was how the so-called mainstream media portrayed him. But after reading the excerpt below from his acceptance speech, he seems to me to be rather mainstream. Read for yourself and form your own opinion: (Link to full text below)

"In our vision of a good and decent future, free and peaceful, there must be room for deliberation of the energy and talent of the individual - otherwise our vision is blind at the outset.

We must assure a society here which, while never abandoning the needy or forsaking the helpless, nurtures incentives and opportunity for the creative and the productive. We must know the whole good is the product of many single contributions.

I cherish a day when our children once again will restore as heroes the sort of men and women who - unafraid and undaunted - pursue the truth, strive to cure disease, subdue and make fruitful our natural environment and produce the inventive engines of production, science, and technology.

This Nation, whose creative people have enhanced this entire span of history, should again thrive upon the greatness of all those things which we, as individual citizens, can and should do. During Republican years, this again will be a nation of men and women, of families proud of their role, jealous of their responsibilities, unlimited in their aspirations - a Nation where all who can will be self-reliant.

We Republicans see in our constitutional form of government the great framework which assures the orderly but dynamic fulfillment of the whole man, and we see the whole man as the great reason for instituting orderly government in the first place.
We see, in private property and in economy based upon and fostering private property, the one way to make government a durable ally of the whole man, rather than his determined enemy. We see in the sanctity of private property the only durable foundation for constitutional government in a free society. And beyond that, we see, in cherished diversity of ways, diversity of thoughts, of motives and accomplishments. We do not seek to lead anyone's life for him - we seek only to secure his rights and to guarantee him opportunity to strive, with government performing only those needed and constitutionally sanctioned tasks which cannot otherwise be performed.

We Republicans seek a government that attends to its inherent responsibilities of maintaining a stable monetary and fiscal climate, encouraging a free and a competitive economy and enforcing law and order. Thus do we seek inventiveness, diversity, and creativity within a stable order, for we Republicans define government's role where needed at many, many levels, preferably through the one closest to the people involved."

Here is the whole speech. (brought to our attention by a colleague on the Left)