Thursday, February 17, 2005
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Blog is relaunched
After nearly a month without a home, Raincross Conservative has returned to its roots on blogspot. I started this blog at this URL, but then moved over to raincrossblog.com in late October. Little did I know that was a big mistake because the hosting company I signed up with, Bloghosts, quickly went under and took my URL with it. Since the prospects of getting the situation fixed looked dim, I've decided to relaunch my blog here.
Since raincrossblog.com went down, I haven't been without a blogging home though. I helped start The Blue State Conservatives with three fellow conservative bloggers. So far it has been going great and I consider TBSC to be my main blog now. RC will be my personal blog where I post things are a bit too local or too personal for the TBSC readers.
If you previously blogrolled me please make sure the URL is changed back to this one as the old won't get you anywhere.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Bush signs stolen
Two very large Bush/Cheney '04 signs disappeared sometime early Wednesday in Ontario. They were at the intersection of Fourth Street and Archibald just north of the 10 freeway. Just another crime by Democrats that will be ignored.
Kerry's October surprise just turned against him
The already discredited charge that U.S. forces let Iraqi insurgents make off with 380 tons of high explosives after the fall of Baghdad took a dramatic turn late Wednesday night.
The Washington Times is reporting that Russian Special Forces removed the explosives along with other weapons before the U.S.-led invasion:
"Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 U.S. military operation, The Washington Times has learned.This absolutely changes everything. First of all, the charge that the Bush Administration failed to secure these weapons is DEAD. Second of all and most importantly, it reopens the case of weapons of mass destruction. The article makes it clear that there was a serious effort to get these weapons out of the country before the U.S. came in to avoid any connections to the Russians. It also means that a showdown with Syria could be looming in the very near future plus it weakens the Kerry contention that we should of had the U.N. on board for this and other future operations. Russia holds a veto on the Security Council.
John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, "almost certainly" removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility, south of Baghdad. "
In terms of the election, this story could mean that Kerry's claim that there were no WMD in Iraq seems foolish in light of this new information and at least throws doubt on the idea that our intelligence was badly wrong. It looks like the jury is still out on the WMD question. Many people have long speculated that Iraqi WMD was moved to Syria before the war and now that seems very plausible (though not certain by any means). Will this be enough to move some undecideds into Bush's column and some of Kerry's supporter into the Bush column? I don't know yet. It depends on how much play this story gets and if any more information comes out to give it legs. My gut feeling is that most news organizations might try and ignore this story at least until after the election under the guise that they needed to confirm things first. Yeah, like the NY Times did before starting this mess with false charges.
But for the group of people whose main beef with the President is that he lied or misled about WMD have some new questions to consider before they vote on Nov. 2.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Free Fahrenhype 9/11 showing in Riverside on Wed.
From California Conservative for Truth:
Join us for a viewing of the Michael Moore rebuttal film
Fahrenhype 9/11Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:00PM.
Bossa Nova Grill
1690 Spruce St
I can't make it, but if you can bring a friend.
New Blog Explosion links
I want to thank Dummocrats and California Conservative for Truth for signing up for the Blog Explosion service with me as the refer. I get a few bonus credits because of it. If you don't know what Blog Explosion is I will briefly explain. Pretty much you read other people's blogs and earn credits which puts your own blog in front of other peoples. I have discovered at least 10 new conservative blogs through this service that I have added to my daily readings and my traffic at my site has jumped as well. I would recommend signing up if you are a blogger in need of some traffic.
California Conservative for Truth is from Riverside as well. That now makes three conservative bloggers in the city that I'm aware of. If a few more emerge I might have to think about starting some kind of Inland Alliance.
First West Virginia, now Kerry gives up on Colorado
Bill Clinton on John Kerry Monday in Philadelphia:
"I am very proud of John Kerry and the campaign he has run," Clinton told the crowd. "He never gives up."
Kerry Campaign on Monday:
"Kerry gives on Colorado"
The Kerry Campaign has pulled its television ads from Colorado basically giving up on the state and its nine electoral votes. This great news all around for the GOP. First it means that Colorado's nine electoral votes are pretty much safely in the Bush column. It also means that the state measure that would split the state's electoral votes will go down in defeat with the Kerry supporters now demoralized. It is also a boost for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Pete Coors who is locked in tight race to hold this seat for the Republicans.
It also shows you how much stock to put in Zogby polls which showed Kerry with a one-point lead in the state just a few days ago. Kerry's internal polling is probably showing what every other poll has been showing, Bush with a steady 5 to 7 point edge.
Of the course the Kerry people are saying publicly that they aren't giving up and that they have the momentum, but that is just pure spin from a campaign that chances are shrinking by the day.
This week the Kerry Campaign has basically conceded West Virginia (5) and Colorado (9) to Bush meaning that the President now has 229 Electoral Votes locked up.
It expect Nevada to be next on this list.
California broadcaster gives GOP free air time
Sorry about the lack of updates lately, but I'm in the middle of a move right now. I should be able to keep this place updated from now on though.
In a story that is really pissing off the liberals, a California broadcaster who owns 28 stations, most in California, has donated $325,000 in free air time to the GOP.
But now you are saying to yourself that this can't be. Don't stations have to give equal time?
Not in this case. Pappas Telecasting has found a loophole by donating the time to the county committees and not directly to the candidates themselves. So far the only GOP candidate to take advantage of the time is Dean Gardner who is running against Democratic Assemblywoman Nicole Parra in a Bakersfield area race. Gardner narrowly lost to Parra two years ago. Of course, the Dems are doing what they do best, threatening legal action, but Pappas clear the idea with the FCC before hand so nothing is likely to come of it.
Here is the list of Pappas stations if you are interested.
Monday, October 25, 2004
Another Kerry lie
The Washington Times catches Sen. John Kerry is yet another exaggeration. This time it is about meeting with the entire Security Council prior to the Iraq vote. Maybe that secret meeting was in Cambodia?