Archive for November 30th, 2005
In response to the two articles below, Anonymous says,
Conservatives get pretty lucky, too. John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Senator Mel Carnahan, Senator Paul Wellstone …
Comment by Anonymous — 11/30/2005 @ 6:02 pm | Edit This
Concerning Sonny Bono and the copyright laws: The Constitution says (Article 1, Section “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
Sonny Bono was trying to get “limited Times” to mean, in his words, “forever minus a day.” He was trying to get “Progress of Science and useful Arts” to mean “I Got You, Babe”. He was successful. Thanks to the Rehnquist Court, Sonny Bono’s interpretation of Article 1, Section 8 is now the law of the land.
It’s amazing how Bob can go from the sublime to the ridiculous overnight.
I said it was suspicious that the first president and first vice president in history to resign under pressure in American history were both hated universally by the media to an extent no other president or vice president had ever been were forced to resign within one year of each other.
Anonymous said it was not suspicious because Kennedy, MLK and Robert Kennedy were murdered.
He left out Malcolm X and even Abraham Lincoln.
I can’t argue with taht.
Anonymous adds that Sonny Buono could not have been murdered because he wrote bad copyright law.
I can’t argue with that.
He left one of the instances I gave out. Anonymous needs to point out why the Ohio police, in complete secrecy, did not allow John Ashbrook’s body to be buried in the coffin at his funeral.
Anonymous needs to explain that it was just a jolly practical joke.
I sure couldn’t argue with that one either.
I said below that that marvelous coincidence, that the first president and vice president to resign under pressure in American history resigned in the same year for entirely different reasons, occurred in “the right order.”
Vice President Agnew, whom ALL the national media hated more than any vice president in history, resigned on October 10, 1973, just BEFORE Nixon, the president the national media ALL hated more than any other president in American history, resigned.
This is another fantastic coincidence that every respectable conservative has to say that he accepts.
What do I mean by “the right order?”
If Agnew’s resignation had been delayed, he would have become president. For President Agnew to have been hounded out of office by the media right after President Nixon had been hounded out of office by the press would have raised some eyebrows.
Too much of a good thing. Every respectable conservative would STILL have to be insisting that it was an accident.
BEFORE Nixon’s resignation, the media was full of news about Watergate. So the resignation of the vice president was a relatively minor news event, whereas at any other time in American history it would have been THE headline.
But PRESIDENT Agnew’s resignation would have been front page news right after PRESIDENT Nixon’s resignation was front-page news. Even the drooling worshippers of Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather woule have been a little impressed by that.
Respectable conservatives would NEVER have noticed that, or they would have lost their livelihood. But they are wholly owned subsidiaries of the national media.
Real people, even LIBERAL real people, might have smelled a rat.
So it was critical that Agnew resign BEFORE Nixon, at the height of the Watergate scandal.
How lucky it was for media credibility that Agnew happened to resign BEFORE Nixon!
How lucky for the national media that Agnew was forced to resign in the very same year that Nixon’s fall became inevitable.
Liberals have a lot of luck that way.
My boss, congressman John Ashbrook, who had never had a serious illness in his life, died at just the right time. When I attended his funeral it turned out that the casket they buried did not have John’s body in it. The police had kept it for further investigation.
Like me, the police had a lot of experience with just that sort of “accidental” death. John Ashbrook died from a hemmorage from a tiny puncture in his stomach, the sort of thing you got from swallowing crushed glass in the old days, though the methods are a little more sophisiticated now.
Once again, John died at EXACTLY the right time. There was no doubt he would win the primary for United States Senate to face Senator Howard Metzenbaum. The polls showed that he was gaining on Metzenbaum.
If John had died a couple of months later he would have been Metzenbaum’s official Republican opponent. When a fanatical leftist’s opponent dies under circumstances that strike the police as extremely suspicious, everybody but respectable conservatives smells a rat.
So John’s death, like Agnew’s resignation, occurred at just the right time, since the public does not keep up with poll results for POTENTIAL opponents.
Liberal luck is PHENOMENAL!
If you think that is all the luck liberals have, think again.
Congressman Sonny Buono was winning the Republican primary to run against one of California’s twin female liberal senators, I forget which. In the poll matchups, he was gaining on her.
Then, before the primary, Old Sonny, a lifelong skier, went out all alone on the slopes in the middle of the night and slammed into a tree.
Here we have another incredible coincidence.
Never before in history has a candidate for nomination who had a clear chance in the polls of beating the incumbent suddenly died before getting the nomination. And here were TWO of them!
And BOTH of them died before the primary!
These great historical oddities, the resignation of Agnew and Nixon in 1974 and the death of John Ashbrook and Sonny Buono, ought to go into the Book of Records.
But nobody even mentions them.
I wonder why.
Vice President John C. Calhoun’s term of office would have ended on March 4, 1833. But a senator from South Carolina died in December, 1932, so Calhoun resigned the vice presidency to take that more permanent job.
Until October 10, 1973 Calhoun was the only president or vice president who had ever resigned.
At the end of 1973, Vice President Agnew resigned and then President Nixon resigned, for totally different reasons.
What a coincidence!
Some of the media have always hated every president. But never in all history has the media ever universally hated a president the way they hated Richard Nixon.
They hated Agnew just as unaimously.
When Nixon and Agnew won election in 1968, Nixon assigned Agnew the job of denouncing the national media. In a famous press conference Agnew referred to them as “the nattering nabobs of the press.”
For Nixon to assign somebody as his hit man for the press was exactly like Al Capone playing “good gangster, bad gangster” and making one of his henchmen the BAD gangster. Anyone with even a nodding acquaintance with the era knows that the one man the media hated as much as Nixon was Agnew.
The Washington Post finally GOT Nixon.
But remember, not one nationally elected official, meaning no president or VICE president, had EVER resigned under pressure before 1974.
No one but me has EVER mentioned the incredible coincidence that Agnew resigned JUST BEFORE Nixon did, and that no one ever said he had anything to do with the Watergate scandal that brought Nixon down.
No, Vice Presdient Agnew had an entirely different scandal that crought him down just at the right moment.
After intense investigation, which happened just as the Nixon impeachment became inevitable, it was discovered that Agnew had done some dirty deal when he was Governor of Maryland.
Now here’s another little tidbit: ALL officials in Maryland had done things like that. Everybody knew Maryland politics were as corrupt as Louisiana politics were when anti-Duke bumper stickers read, “Vote for the Crook, It’s IMPORTANT.”
Even James Edward’s supporters in Louisiana knew he was so crooked be made a snake look straight. ALL politics in Louisiana make a snake look straight.
And Agnew’s Maryland was famous for being even WORSE than Louisiana.
Maryland was so bad it was even in hot competition with New Jersey.
This was, and is, common knowledge.
So William Rusher referred to Agnew’s resignation as “a necessary preliminary” to Nixon’s removal from office. It would do the media no good to get Nixon our and thereby make Agnew president.
If the press had thrown its entire resources into investigating them, we would have had at least a dozen vice presidents resign from office.
So there are two possible expanations for the incredible coincidence of 1974.
Since this coincidence is NEVER discussed, the one that is accepted by default is that, by an amazing coincidence, the first president AND vice president to resign under fire in almost two hundred years of American history happened to resign in the same year.
The other resignation is the one I wrote in the first book I wrote in my own name: “Both Nixon and Agnew, whom the media hated as they had UNANIMOUSLY hated like no other president and vice president in American history, happened to resign in the same year and in exactly the right order.”
No one else discussed it quite this way. In fact, except for Rusher’s ironic comment, no one, liberal or respectable conservative, discussed it AT ALL.
If a respectable cosnervative, who is making a good living in the media, even SUGGESTS that the national media can be corrupt in the way that any other group with power and money can be corrupt, he will lose his money-making status as a “respectable” conservative.
All respectable conservatives must say, in chorus, “The media is biased, but they are all HONEST.”