I smell fear. The smell is coming from Fox news. There is fear coming from the “think tank” assembled to take the shine off of Senator Obama. There is fear that their many tactics are not working.  Meanwhile,  CNN pays respect to Senator McCain (in his interview with Wolf Blitzer) while he parades his hawkish nature for the entire world to see.  Who would want this wobbly hand on a nuclear button? I smell desperation at Fox news. Fox news is no longer a voice of reason. It is a voice of malfeasance. How did their hatred and distain for Senator Barack Obama nullify their claims of being “fair and balanced?” I suggest that Fox news looks for a different, more appropriate slogan to describe what they are serving up nightly. They must all be drinking “haterade” for hydration. It is a Greek tragedy how some of the Fox anchors, reporters, journalists and commentators feel compelled to viciously castigate a Presidential candidate and Senator of the United States.

They thought that they would have disposed of Senator Obama with the Jeremiah Wright issue. This was not enough, they have waited like vultures for “the kiss of death” coming from Obama’s lips, watching like birds of prey for the “mistep.” Where is their “fair and balanced?” McCain has made quite a few gaffes of his own. These are always downplayed. Right now, Fox is livid over the reception that Senator Obama has received overseas. From their reporting, one would think that good relations with Europe is a bad thing. If it is a bad thing, then it has only become bad since President Bush, the isolationist, has set this precedent. People worldwide are eager to undo the damage that has been created by a President, who sat in a classroom way too long when he was informed that the United States was under attack on 9/11. How could such intelligent people as the ones assembled at Fox not ever admit that they have been backing a dark horse? How could they not admit that they have to throw out nightly bones to McCain so that he can nourish his unimpressive campaign?? I would suspect that there is a reward offered to whatever journalistic reporter at Fox will be able to come up with the silver bullet that will take Senator Obama down.

All of this is a very sad commentary about the partisanship which rules this country. The “honorable” Senator Mccain once left a wife and family to trade up for a newer, richer model- a stepford wife in fact. He has said that he is the underdog. By what standards does a white, male, war hero, Senator (with an heiress wife) become an underdog?  McCain has gotten very nasty as of late. He is rabid at his opponent’s popularity abroad. He keeps repeating himself, “I was for the surge, it is working…Senator Obama was not… he was wrong…” Well, Senator Obama was against the war from the beginning. How, then is he expected to pat Senator McCain on the back for the surge? Does Senator McCain really believe that the citizens of Iraq want our soldiers there for as long as it takes for the situation on the ground? The world tires of U.S. tenacles. I cannot believe the amount of negative energy that McCain is spewing out. It is precarious for his cancer remission. I thought that I heard Senator McCain say that he would conduct an honorable campaign. Whatever happened to that? His attacks upon Senator Obama have gone as far as to say that Obama is willing to lose a war (that he never supported) in order to win a political campaign. It seems to me that Senator McCain is willing to start another war to win a political campaign as he sings, “Bomb Iran, bomb bomb Iran.”  I believe that the Republican party is capable of manipulating a war whether Israel attacks Iran or whether the U.S. attacks in order to keep the Republican party in control of the Whitehouse. It is not Senator Obama that we need to fear, it is the militaristic McCain who is the wild card.

Alice Parris


  1. Honorable Senators Barack Obama and John McCain:

    If you are so sure that Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country:

    .When was it founded and by whom?
    What were its borders?
    What was its capital?
    What were its major cities?
    What constituted the basis of its economy?
    What was its form of government?
    Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
    Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

    What was the language of the country of Palestine?
    What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?
    What was the name of its currency?

    Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese Yuan on that date.

    And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

    If you are lamenting the low sinking of a once proud nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that nation proud and what was it so proud of?

    And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call Palestinians are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become
    independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?

    I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day Palestinians to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won’t work here.

    The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel;

    they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy.

    For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it the Palestinian people and installed it in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back
    the West Bank and Gaza, respectively?

    The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut, Illinois and California with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that
    tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called Palestinians have only one motivation:

    the destruction of Israel, and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation — or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be

    In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side, should pay Israel reparations for the more than 60
    years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organizations from the land
    of Israel and accepting Israel’s ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, and Samaria.

    That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again, was its beginning?

    You are absolutely correct in your understanding of the Palestinians murderous motives.

    I am afraid however that you, along with 99% of the population of this planet, have missed the beginning of WW III (they call it Jihad) quite a number of years ago.

    The siege of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, an event to which the latest Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmie Carter had so miserably failed to respond, can be very well used as the day WW III stepped out of the pages of the Koran and into the
    current events. I pray the United States and Israel lead the world to victory in this war.

    Come to think of it, there is no choice, be you a Christian, a Jew, or even, believe it or not, a Muslim.



  2. Dear Maccabee,
    What a powerful, compelling and succinct piece. You are absolutely right.
    99% of the people on this planet have not recognized the roots of this current situation. We simply behold the trunk, branches, fruit and seeds.
    It must be excrutiatingly painful to have this knowledge and know that most people do not understand the complexities that you have outlined.
    Most people spend their entire lives never knowing what they are living for. Even fewer people have something that they have found worth dying for. Most people just want more time. Sadly, I am afraid that time moves more quickly, now. What flesh creature willingly lays their flesh down for some greater good? These are they which are few and far between. You have “a goodly heritage”…your lines ” have fallen unto you “in pleasant places.”
    Blessings 7 victory,
    Alice Parris

  3. If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.SamuelJohnsonSamuel Johnson

  4. Dear Illegal Immigration,

    This attempt was designed to brand and scar you for life. What does a four year old understand other than to consistently ask to use the potty, and to beg his or her mother for candy at the grocery store? If a person’s childhood environment did not reflect the “Leave It To Beaver” lifestyle, then, the scores will be found low, indeed. Throughout the years there have been changes to these outdated forms of testing because of the outcries from parents of minorities who were labeled, “developmentally disabled’ and put in LRC classes. Back then, there was not enough knowledge about how some people process information visually and others process information auditorily.
    Alice Parris

  5. Dear SSP,
    I am humbled and taken back by your quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. If I have in some way reminded you of this quote, I receive this recognition in your eyes with deep honor, sir. Thank You.
    Alice Parris

  6. Dear NAU,
    I agree. It is akin to the old adage regarding the burning of bridges-one never knows when he will need to cross over that very same bridge. In life, everyone needs to have a friendship or friendships that will be the eyes in the back of their heads. Friendships are subject to the spirit of offense. Yes, it is necessary to keep this perceived offense from ruining what has been established. How easily uninvited distractions and divisions rob us of old friends.
    Alice Parris

  7. Dear IRS,
    Thank you for this pearl of wisdom. I had to do my homework. I had never heard of the famous English literary genius, Evelyn Waugh. I have to step lively to keep up with you: NAU, SSP or IRS. You are a true intellectual. Happy to make your acquaintance. Please do continue to visit me with these gems. They are an utter delight to me.
    Alice Parris

  8. Dear Congress Blog,

    Voltaire was a literary revolutionary of his time; where political and religious intolerance were unforgiven. Little wonder he preferred the company of like minds from other European countries. The desecration of his remains is a shameful example of what it must have been like to live in such times. Thank you.
    Alice Parris

  9. Dear Helen,
    Its been far too long. This blog is about the only one of mine that holds my interests. The others are left stationary (except for an picture or song switch out. I must speak out when aqregous situations are rampant.
    I miss you too.
    Love, Alice

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