31 December 2005
As we enter a new year and a new election cycle may we all enjoy a year of balanced news coverage from the Lames Stream Media. HAAAA HAAA
But seriously folks, let us remember that there is still a war going on, between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Yes I said EVIL, because that is what the Islomofascists and their flackcatching Commie News Flunkies in the LSM, are.
Keep your eyes on the skies.
23 December 2005
May everyone feel the love of family, friends and G-d, and may your families have the blessings of G-d as we move into a New Year.
But more importantly may everyone get a chance to hear The Kink's "Father Christmas" just once before the 25th. It is IMNSHO the best, funniest, and rockingest Modern Christmas song.
21 December 2005
Specter said he is trying to broker a deal that would allow the Senate to pass the current legislation "on my commitment to take up issues that they are so worried about. We'd have hearings early next year and consider the amendments, no commitment as to passage, but give consideration to that so we don't have the Patriot Act lapse, since it's important to America."
Specter held out hope that a deal could be made quickly. "I think there's a fairly good chance at this moment," he said.
President Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Republicans congressional leaders have lobbied fiercely to get the Patriot Act compromise passed by the Senate. The House passed the compromise last week.
Am I missing something? This does seem like good news, but ...
So The missing Linc and Jumping Jimmy from Vermont,both think that talking about the rights of Caribou trumps the needs of the troops.
These are the other Senators that they would rather be siding with:
Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.;Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Dayton, Minn.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Johnson, S.D.; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wyden, Ore.
And they wonder why Steve Laffey is getting support from the members of the Republican party that vote. Meanwhile the National Republican Senatorial Incumbent Protection Committee continues to fight for a man who couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.
20 December 2005
What is Fascism, 1932
Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State. The conception of the Liberal State is not that of a directing force, guiding the play and development, both material and spiritual, of a collective body, but merely a force limited to the function of recording results: on the other hand, the Fascist State is itself conscious and has itself a will and a personality -- thus it may be called the "ethic" State....
...The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone....
Does that answer the critics of this administration?
Probably not. But it looks more like what the Left wants this nation to look like than what the POTUS wants.
19 December 2005
What I personally prefer to see is a government formed by the Kurds, the Accord Front and Allawi, not that I like the Accord Front but more because this will make the Sunni understand that they can have their share of power and this will help persuade them abandon violence and stick to the democratic way instead of arms.
But unfortunately I'm afraid some religious parties in the UIA have not matured enough to act in a civilized way and do their job as positive opposition.
The situation is critical now and it will take maybe two months before the new government emerges and this interval will show how much Iraqi politicians care about Iraqi people.
If they act wisely, the next few months can be a shortcut to a better future for Iraq
I hope that this is what happens and I pray that democracy is allowed to grow there.
Now for my own soapbox moment.
These things will only happen if we stay until the new government asks us to leave, not on some artificial Kennedy-esqe time table.
Thank G-d for George W. Bush.
It seems that in the recent round of multilateral trade talks, the interests of the EU, Japan and sadly the US, have gotten in the way of the developing world.
Trade talks that would have made it easier for the developing nations to sell their products and produce to the developed north, have been weakened or destroyed in the effort to keep artificial farm and product subsidies flowing to the farmers of Europe and Japan, and to the dwindling textile workforce in America.
Add this to the Kyoto agreement that denies those nations that have not already built factories and other engines of industry, the ability to do so because they might cause global cooling (or warming or global weather or whatever the answer is now)
So undeveloped nations are not allowed to build industry to give their people jobs and futures. Also they are then not allowed to sell products that they grow in the earth, because they have no factories.
So how exactly are they supposed to become economically healthy enough to survive with out help?
Let's ask Time Magazine's co-Man Of The Year; Bono.
Forgive them their debt, but don't let them do anything to get past the need to borrow money from the developed world.
So then we have a cycle of loans, inability to pay those loans, insolvency and then debt forgiveness.
Man if that doesn't symbolize LIBERALISM and the way it HELPS then I don't know what does.
In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on our nation, I authorized the National Security Agency, consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda (my emphasis added) and related terrorist organizations. Before we intercept these communications, the government must have information that establishes a clear link to these terrorist networks.
This is a highly classified program that is crucial to our national security. Its purpose is to detect and prevent terrorist attacks against the United States, our friends and allies. Yesterday the existence of this secret program was revealed in media reports, after being improperly provided to news organizations. As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have, and the unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk. Revealing classified information is illegal, alerts our enemies, and endangers our country.
to the NYT's TREASONOUS tripe are glossed over.
What the linked piece is, is a transcript of a 60 Minutes program from 2000 where the NSA was given the power to spy on DOMESTIC phone and internet traffic.
Now let's think about that for a minute.
GWB is an evil SOB for authorizing the listening in on INTERNATIONAL communications between KNOWN al-Qaeda operatives and people living in America.
While "that other guy" was just doing his job of protecting America, while blatantly trashing the Constitution.
We do not even know if the recipients of those calls were American citizens, all we know is that those calls came from some real bad guys and now we can't do it any more.
not because it was illegal (it wasn't) but because the bad guys know about it.
Once again, thank you New York Times.
14 December 2005
Millions of people of all belief systems will stand in line to vote.
Men and women together will stand in line to vote.
And they will do it without the fear that elections in the past always brought out. They will not be afraid of the ruler, they are not being given the choice between ONE MAN and no one else. They are getting the choice to choose a full time long running DEMOCRATIC government. And they will all gladly show their purple fingers to the world.
This morning I saw a clip of an Iraqi woman voting here in the United States. She was old and feisty. She looked right at the TV camera and said
Anyone who does not support what has been done by America and President Bush,.
can GO TO HELL
That seems to be the theme of this election and I love it.
13 December 2005
Snow in the morning followed by slush, then a thunder snow storm topped off with a beautiful blue sky sunset and overnight temps in the teens.
Now I realize to some people, and mountain lions, who live in the higher elevations of this wonderful country that sounds like a typical Friday in December. But this is a state in SOUTHEastern New England, where the highest point is the state landfill.
We are off the Atlantic and are used to an occasional bad storm, but the infamous Blizzard of 78 was 32 inches. I mean, Buffalo gets that much snow when the wind blows off the Great Lakes.
We are not at the center of truly bad weather, yet we have a bunch of politicians (our RINO in the Senate being the prime one) who keep trying to sell the rest of us on the lie that is GLOBAL WARMING.
I have just been reading some of the noise that came out of Montreal last week, as the 10-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, came to a screeching halt. And I do mean screeching. One member of the MENSA midgets that spoke, summed it all up (NOT) for those of us who wonder why, if there is global warming, we have lost all feeling in our toes.
"Global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter, that's what we're dealing with," said Steven Guilbeault, the director of the Greenpeace movement for Quebec.
The jury is out they say. No it isn't.
The facts do not support the claim that we as humans are causing any serious global warming.
The Earth is a large ball of water, weather changes, and we are just along for the ride.
While working on this little screed I found a great site, http://www.globalwarming.org/index.php , they seem to have a true grasp of the facts involved, and they find and present them form various sources around the globe. Check them out.
So if you have any feeling left in your fingers type your way over and read, read, read and then do something the left refuses to do, think.
That is all!
12 December 2005
In an announcement from The Club For Growth endorsing Steve Laffey over the RINO from Virginia, he calls to task the "leadership" of the national party. Mr. Toomey reminds us what Ronald Reagan stood for, limited government, a strong nation (economically and militarily), and lower taxes. And he lays the support for Sen Chafee on a
dutifully enforce(ed)... Unprincipled, though ironclad, mutual-defense agreement that ignores ideology.
This mutual defense agreement puts more emphasis on the number of Republicans in the Senate, than on the type of Republicans we have in the Senate.
The following quote from Mr. Toomey says the things about this race that I wish I had said.
After 10 years of controlling Congress, Washington Republicans have an identity crisis. It was Republicans who gave us a farm bill that only a Soviet central planner could love; a campaign-finance reform bill that expands government's unconstitutional restrictions on speech; a prescription-drug entitlement program that Lyndon Johnson could only have dreamed of; and a transportation bill with more than 40-times as many pork projects it took to earn Reagan's veto. So, we ask a fair question: Is Reagan's vision of limited government --the fundamental principle that brought Republicans to power-- still part of the Republican identity, or has it been abandoned in favor of the seductive power of controlling unlimited government?
Now let us see what the "leaders" of the party have to say about this.
My guess is they will attack Pat Toomey and not work to fix the root problem.
06 December 2005
Chafee is a disgrace.
In February 2002, I was invited to give some remarks at the North Kingstown Republican Town Committee's Annual Lincoln Day Dinner. This is a big event each year and all of the Rhode Island Republicans are there. The title of my speech that night was "Abraham Lincoln, the American Founding, and the Principles of the Republican Party," which I think at some point was published on NRO. In any event, Chafee was there and sitting at a table right in front of the podium. When I reached the penultimate paragraph of my speech, I looked right at him and said:
"As the country music philosopher, Aaron Tippin, said in a song a few years back, "you've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything." Republicans have traditionally stood for limited government to protect equal rights. If the Party of Lincoln ever abandons its fealty to the principles of the Declaration, it will become little more than a pale imitation of the redistributionist Democratic Party. And Republicans can never hope to match the Democrats in offering a government solution for every problem, real or imagined."Chafee's face turned absolutely scarlet.
I heard from a party guy later that evening that Chafee was livid. I was elated.
Shortly after 9/11, I was talking to a friend of mine who is a TV reporter. He is a great guy but his politics are conventionally liberal. He was disgusted with Chafee because when he asked for Chafee's response to the attacks, our senator wouldn't give him an answer. Apparently, he needed to see what others thought first. Even liberals are disgusted by Chafee's lack of backbone.
I voted for him in 2000. I will never pull the lever for him again. As a Southerner, I come from a long line of "Yellow-Dog Democrats" and in keeping with this legacy, I will vote for a yellow dog before I will vote for this spineless disgrace. Posted at 01:51 PM
That sums it up just fine.
Damn I wish Mac Owens would run for something here in RI.
Today is the 64th anniversary of the unprovoked attack by Japanese Fascists on the US, an attack that moblized the entire nation in a war against Japan and Germany.
Looking back on that day and on the way people reacted makes you wonder if people like John Phraud Kerrie, John "don't attack him, he's a war hero"Murtha,Hillary "I was intimidated" Rodham, and the rest of the liberal intelligentsia had been in charge of the "loyal" opposition.
Imagine the parade of "experts" on the radio telling a frustrated populous that we were at fault.
That we cut off the petroleum that Japan needed to wage it's "justified war" against the Anti-Communist Chinese government. After all the Japanese were just fighting a war brought on to them by outside influences.
Americans would been subjected daily to stories of how a cabal of Pro-Jewish Anti-German policy makers were forcing the government to fight the "misunderstood" Nazis. They would have been reminded daily of how the Nazis were trying to rebuild a nation ravaged by unfair taxation imposed on them by the "imperialist war mongers" who defeated Germany in the previous war.
If the war had been allowed to go forward Americans would have heard daily about the training and battlefield deaths of the "poor children" who had been forced to join the service to find work in a "depressed" economy.
The 12/7 Committee would have started hearings while American boys were getting ready to invade North Africa. The harping on how the government handled the Pre-war intel while "accidentally" reporting secrets about the ongoing war.
And heaven forbid the present media was able it investigate the interment of Japanese Aliens and Japanese/Americans.
Now why did nothing like this happen then?
Is it just because modern Americans are more likely to be traitors in the way they view the actions of their government?
Or is it the simple fact that all of the policies that lead to WWII and that were part of the way we acted during the war were set in place by an icon of the Left? A man who went into the White House with the avowed purpose to change the way America was governed?
On this day let us remember the men and women who died not just that day, but all the days before and after, so that we could live in a free and prosperous Nation.
Let us also hope that our children's children will know of those sacrifices and of the ones that are being made daily in the current war on Fascism known as the War On Terror.
02 December 2005
We have removed a FASCIST from power and as everyone knows.
The only cure for fascism is lead poisoning
Those who support the war need to read this and praise G-d every day that a man as smart as VDH is on our side
He talks about the reaction to the "news" that the government is paying for advertisements in Iraqi newspapers to tell the Iraqis the truth about what is happening in their country, while repeating a story about the capture of Ramadi by the insurgents.
The story reported by our 'friends" at al-Reuters, completely misrepresents the facts about a battle in that city. And like all good lies, each retelling grew further and further from the truth.
Here is my take left as a comment at Blackfive
We should expect nothing less from people who have written the story in
their head before they get to "the quote/unquote scene of the crime."I thank you
guys for keeping the heat on these sorry excuses for humanity. Maybe they will
finally get the hint that we don't need them any more, we get our news unfiltered
thanks to the internet and the blog-o-sphere.
This is a letter DaddyHam sent to his local newspaper, The Newport Daily News.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 12/01/2005 02:22 PM
Subject: Democratic response
Yesterday, the White House published a 35 page missive entitled "Victory in Iraq". It's a great outline of a cohesive plan for achieving ultimate success in the conflict against the insurgents and seeing a friendly democratic government in that uneasy part of the globe. Of course, the usual suspects quickly jumped in front of TV cameras to tell us how much nothing the President's speech and his blueprint for victory contained.
What I found most interesting is that most of these leaders of the "loyal" opposition had the same excuse for voting to go to war before coming out against it. They were all duped. Duped. Bamboozled. Hornswaggled. Fooled. However you care to describe it, they all claim that resident George W. Bush whom the Left believes to be a complete dolt pulled the wool over their eyes. So lets talk about this. The smartest woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate (Hillary Rodham Clinton) was fooled. Fooled and intimidated! The greatest war hero to ever serve in the U. S. Senate (John Forbes Kerry) was hoodwinked by a man he clearly believes to be his intellectual inferior. Now, these two both want to be President. I don't know about you but I don't think I want someone who can be fooled by a dolt sitting in the big chair. I think the Left really needs to clarify their stance. Is George Bush an amiable dunce or is he a Machiavellian genius.
You can't have it both ways. In case you are wondering how our own intrepid delegation responded, Linc Chafee (R) Virginia, also swallowed the koolaid and decried the plan as greatly wanting. Wave in the rearview mirror Senator, that's Steve Laffey pulling up behind you. Senator Jack Reed of course said whatever Chuck Shumer told him to say. I suggest you log onto www.whitehouse.gov and see the plan for yourself and then you decide.
Michael W Hamilton
30 November 2005
It lays out the plan, yes Virginia there is a plan and there always has been one, for the success in the war in Iraq.
Enjoy the read.
Start at the bottom and work your way up. It is a hoot.
(I did edit out phone and email addys for the sake of sanity)
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim F O'Connell
Sent: 11/29/2005 04:37 PM
Subject: Re: Lieberman Editorial
So if you can't state facts just resort to name calling.
So let us agree that if you can't arue with facts let's just end it now.
I will place a bet over the next election cycle.
I bet there will be no substantial change in the party breakdown in either house of Congress.
The Republicans will propably lose here in RI.
Just to let you know that if it is �the missing Link� Vs. Sheldon I will vote for Sheldon. Because I choose Priciple over Party.
Again I thought by having this argument with a lawyer I might nave think to respond.
I guess I was wrong.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 11/29/2005 04:08 PM
To: Jim O'Connell
Subject: Re: Lieberman Editorial
First, Clinton has nothing to do with anything. He is history, and whether you agree or not, history will give him a higher rating than that of Bush for truth and honesty.
The rest of your conclusions are based on revisionist history that exists only in the mind of Cheney and time (by Nov 2006) will prove your wrong, unless the impeachment resolutions start earlier than Jan 2007.
Talk to you at the next election about my free lunch.
From Jim O'Connell
Do you mean the WMD's that “your President” (I didn't vote for Clinton either) claimed were there.
The intel that the Bush people used came from a CIA director appointed by Clinton, there was a week long series of debates in both houses of Congress that agreed with “the lies” as you call them. Also to say that Sadam never had WMD's is a crock. The Kurds were gassed as was the civilian populations of Iran during the war between those two nations.
Try to keep your “facts” straight.
The war to “destroy” Al-Quida was and is still being fought in Afganistan.
Even the 9/11 Commision said there was a connection between Iraq and A.Q.
Yes there was no direct connetion with reguards to 9/11 itself but that was not the only thing that A.Q. did to us.
Also Sadam had multiple connections to variuos Arabist terrorists such as Abal Nidal the man who was involoved in the highjacking of the Acquile Luaro (not sure of the spelling) cruise ship aand the murder of American Leon Klighoffer in 1985.
The infamous “sixteen words” in the President's speach asking for action against Iraq, the words about Sadam trying to “aquire” nucular weapons have been twisted so many times by your side of the issue the the fact the the President said Sadam “was trying to” not “did” aquire these things. The British stand by their reports to that effect and just because the party boy Joe “mr Plame” Wilson said it didn't happen doesn't mean that agents of the Iraqi Government weren't in Niger, a place that has only one export and
that is Yellow Cake for nukes.
OBL declared war against the US in 1993 and we were atacked multiple times both here and abroad before that day in Sept.
And reguarding “the experts” who keep telling us about the BIG ATTACK that is comming, where is it. Why haven't we been attacked since 2001?? The experts you refer to have been claiming that THE BIG ONE was due “any day now”. Again where has it been. If you want to assure an attack on US soil then let's cut and run from the good we are doing in Iraq.
And by the way good job on changing the subject.
Most of the people attacking the war, including Democrat Party Chairperson Howard Dean have said that Iraq is no better off now. So what Sen Lieberman says is the rational responce to most of the “leaders” of your party.
Also as I've already told you we are redusing troop strength already, but as to the bet I decline for the following reason. Most members of Congress will screem and yell about troop strenght because as Sen Liebermann said they will look at this war in re the upcomming election cycle not what is good for this country or the Iraqis.
Care to go another round?
Sent: 11/29/2005 03:07 PM
To: Jim O'Connell
Subject: Lieberman Editorial
What is he on? That explains the failure of the Democratic party to lead our country with spokespersons like that.
The issue is not whether Iraqis believe they are better off now than before, but what has the war done for the security of America, and are we better off now? Let me remind you what your President and Vice President (don't blame me -- I didn't vote for them) said about the need to invade Iraq. We supposedly went there to prevent Sadam from using his weapons of mass destruction, which as we all know, did not exist. When it became obvious to the people that the BUSH "SS-Style" PROPAGANDA was a lie, the BUSH "SS-Style" Propagandists said it was necessary to destroy Al Queida.
Another lie. Since then our troops have become a magnet for thousands of new terrorist recruits, and as a majority of politicians, military and statesmen realize, our country is a hellavu lot dangerous and susceptible to terrorism than ever before. Most people now want the truth from the President. Most people believe that will experience a disaster that makes
9/11 look like a school fight.
So notwithstanding what Lieberman says, based upon the public sentiment, I will bet you a lunch that we are either out of Iraq by Nov 2006 or have started troop pullouts on a schedule by then.
22 November 2005
21 November 2005
I recently purchased a new printing of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles Of Narnia. On the front of the Christian allegorical stories is a little sticker. This sticker is an advertisement for the upcomming movie version of the first book. A movie that is due out "HOLIDAY 2005"!!!
WTF. How messed up is this country when a Christian inspired movie is advertised as not a Christmas film, but a Holiday film?
I mean one of the recurring phrases in the first story is how The White Witch has made Narnia a place where it is always winter, but Christmas never comes. I feel like a Narnian waiting for Alsan to bring back Spring.
Secondly the local birdcage liner for years had a community service called The Santa Claus Fund. Well that is just taboo now, so we have a Holiday Hope Fund.
So let me get this straight, Santa Claus, whom the SCOTUS has decided is the perfect balance to a Nativity Scene on public property, is TOO RELIGIOUS for a name on a fund that helps people in need during the winter in SouthEastern New England.
That thumping sound you hear is me banging my head on the desk.
The Culture Wars Are Lost.
20 November 2005
East » Article
Nov. 20, 2005 18:45Report: al-Zarqawi killed by explosions
By JPOST.COM STAFF
least one Arab television media outlet reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the
head of the al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight
terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
The unconfirmed report claimed that the explosions occurred after coalition
forces surrounded the house in which al-Zarqawi was hiding.
He is off to pick up his 72 very warm raisins in HELL!
Let us hope that this time it is true.
The left loves to cut and run from promises, that the US makes. Even when those promises were made by them.
A war begun and ramped up by Cold War Liberal Democrats. The truth of the matter is this LBJ's lies lead to alot more dead American soldiers, then anything that Bush said based on Clinton era intel.
Think about it, total dead, 58,226 and wounded: 153,303, in a 12 year conflict. While the 2000 total US dead in the 2+ years of conflict is not even close. More Americans died in the first DAY at Gettysburg then have died in Iraq, helk more Americans died in three days at that Pennsylvania death trap then died in Vietnam.
If you want to talk lies, what about the Gulf of Tonkin?
Damn it, the LSM played right along with the lie because it suited their goals, of keeping a Democrat in power, and giving him the power to fight Communism. But then things changed, the vision of Liberal American cooperation with the Cold War died, and with it support for what we were doing in Southeast Asia.
Most of America believed we were doing the right thing helping keep Uncle Ho and his friends from taking over the South, but since a bunch of snot nosed pampered college deferment brats were getting their views all over the media, it looked as if the whole nation agreed.
It didn't then, and it still doesn't.
09 November 2005
Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered the expulsion of all foreigners convicted of taking part in the riots that have swept France for 13 nights.
He told parliament 120 foreigners had been found guilty of involvement and would be deported without delay.
With news like this the LSM will begin to report on the true injustices of the French response to the "Peaceful Muslim Protestors" just you wait.
Why is it a referendum on the Republican President's popularity when Democrats keep control of two governor's slots. Yet when Republicans take control of those same states from Democrats with a Democrat in the Oval Office, it is just local politics at work.
George Allen '94 - '98
James S. Gilmore III '98 - '02
Christine Todd Whitman '94 -'01
07 November 2005
The grand experiment in social engineering that is Marxism is showing its cracks again. The French give their workers huge amounts of benefits, and they give their un (and under) employed even more. But all this largesse has not kept "disenfranchised" utes from torching cars and housing blocks night after night.
Why? Because. It is not disenfranchise utes, it is a well organized Intefada based on the Palestinian Authority model from the last 10 years. Make some Molotov cocktails, brake-up some more rocks, and hand them to a bunch of youths who will do what you tell them to do because you can promise them virgins (raisins) in some distant paradise.
They do it not because the French haven't given them all the choices they could need, but because the religion (NO. Death Cult!!!) gives them no hope other then the hope of old men sodimizing them and then telling them that the only truth is one where violence against the other is fine, as long as the other is not a "believer."
So the Death Cult runs rioting thru the streets of Europe, and the LSM yawns.
They have not learned that an enemy that is allowed to live and prosper inside your own borders is still and enemy. The build up to Eurabia has begun and the left is cheering it on, not understanding that they will be the first to be lined up and given the choice of "convert of die."
I know, I know the dhimitude allows for "non-believers" to live quietly as long as they pay the tax to the caliphate. The only problem with that argument is if there is no caliphate. Then the choices are narrowed down to two.
04 November 2005
The facts in this piece that Mr. Smith wrote in April, are what seems to be what is keeping the Senator up at night.
I don't know why! Here are some of the relevant quotes that have caused the Senator to hold-up the appointment.
The collaboration between the terrorists and al-Jazeera is stronger than
ever. While the precise terms of that relationship are virtually unknown, we do
know this: al-Jazeera and the terrorists have a working arrangement that extends
beyond a modus vivendi. When the terrorists want to broadcast something that
helps their cause, they have immediate and reliable access to al-Jazeera. This
relationship--in a time of war--raises some important questions:
* What does Al-Jazeera promise the terrorist organizations in order to get consistent access to their video?
* Does it pay for material?
*Is it promised safety and protection if it continues to air unedited tapes? (No Al-Jazeera employee has been killed or taken hostage by the terrorists. When I ran the Iraqi Television Network, seven employees were killed by terrorists.)
Now why would any sane person reject these questions? Well I guess the world will never know.
Read both articles and think about what is happening in the world and understand that when we give up asking tough questions about the enemy, we are then faced with the what the Danes and the French are facing now.
03 November 2005
After how many more days of this Intifada will the media begin to connect this to the ROP?
Or should the question be years, since the Palo's are still getting the media to blame the victim over in Israel.
Is this the bloody prebirth of the new continent of Eurabia?
Lastly, it is time to kiss what was left of France goodbye.
This is the noise coming out of the LSM and various "Human Rights" groups.
Now I'm no fan of the now disgraced night shift at Abu Ghraib prison and their "fun with head panties" photos, but let us remember what that was really all about.
The Lindy Englund crew was not "torturing" prisoners to learn where the next attack was coming from.
They were doing what they did because they were sick twisted perverts, playing their own reindeer games to get their yaya's.
Now the mainstream press is using the "news" of prisons for al Qaeda killers to re-hash (hhmmm.. hash) these stories and to keep painting the Administration as EVIL. Well they are trying to paint them as more than that, but I am not a believer in the theory that you seem more passionate, the more F Bombs you drop.
So my only problem with these secret prisons, is that they are being run by the CIA. And as a piece in today's WSJ (monetary registration required) shows, the CIA is not really on the Administration's side in the WOT. The piece does a great job of tearing the CIA apart over the Wilson/Plame case, showing that the agency's own agenda against the war placed Mrs. Wilson in danger, not the offhand comments of a Vice Presidential Chief-Of-Staff.
02 November 2005
Boy were they ever wrong.
Thank God for voter fraud in Ohio.
Also that day in Denmark, Theo van Gogh was murdered by Islamists who were offended by his documentaries about them.
This piece in Opinion Journal by Francis Fukuyama deals with the trouble that faces Eurabia.
Even when I disagree with him he makes some interesting points, read it.
CNN got their story right, while FOX got theirs wrong.
Yesterday a CNN reporter was talking to a couple of returning heroes from a Kentucky National Guard unit, and she asked them if the media "(is) getting it right" when it comes to coverage of the war. Read the NRO link for yourself, and be amazed.
Meanwhile this morning FOX had a story about the 6th night of, now spreading, riots in the suburbs around Paris. The piece delivered by my personal fav Lauren Green mentioned the riots and the number of days it has run, but and this is a big but, it didn't mention what religion the throwers of the Molotov cocktails are.
Now the print piece that I link to above takes 4 paragraphs before presenting the salient facts in these riots.
I am very disappointed.
01 November 2005
Well it looks like the Senate has been called into "secret session" by Harry Reid and Tick Turbin.
A few days after the Fitzgerald Grand Jury fired off only one perjury indictment, the Dems are angry that America doesn't give a rat's hairy. The news cycle has moved on (pun INTENDED) even while being controlled by their minions at the Nets.
More fun things to watch as the Dems slide even further into moonbattery, and the country gives a collective yawns over the things that they are "so" interested in.
The popcorn is ready, and so am I.
31 October 2005
First off : They don't need our help to look bad, they are very good at doing that themselves.
Secondly: Why is everything a fricking conspiracy. This whole nation has turned into Mel Gibson's character in the very forgettable Conspiracy Theory!
I guess if you throw enough crap at the walls something's going to stick, but the real problem is that when you throw the crap at the walls all the time, you have a house full of crap and that is all you see.
There are some conspiracies out there that I'm sure are not the ravings of a butch of wing-nuts (from both sides of the aisle), but I'm more then willing to sit back and use what little grey matter I have left and think before pointing fingers.
I want to get into the theory of conspiracy, but this will have to wait for another day. I have to fly and I don't have time to scrape the crap off the walls today.
We will talk about this again, because it is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I know the fact that I've teased this and then run away proves that there is some sort of conspiracy involved.
Known as "Scalito," or little Scalia, he is considered less blustering than the big guy, but liberals will undoubtedly balk at his abortion record.
Well too bad!
Let us get ready to enjoy the fight and wait to see if a man who has been on the bench for 13 years is "dangerous" enough for the Dems in the Gang of 14 to change their mind about Filiborking.
These youths started fighting the police when two of their kind ran into an electrical transformer shed to avoid being arrested by French police.
That is how the LSM is reporting the story, it is only leaving out one salitent fact. The youths are Muslims, who have been living in France for most of their lives.
A mosque was hit with either a Molotov Cocktail or tear gas.
The police are fighting back, but the "leaders" of France are already getting ready to waive the Green flag of surrender and Dhimitude.
Thanks to Charles and other lizardiods for the news break.
The President has chosen a Conservative Judge for the Supreme Court, one who had been appointed to the Circuit Court by his father, and we will get to listen with baited breath to what "missing" Link Chafee has to say about this choice.
The Race for the Rhode Island Republican Nomination is already in full swing, and we still have 9 months to go. I just can't wait to see what the response will be to Senator Chafee's opinion and vote.
Now I will state that if he does surprise me and support President Bush in this upcoming fight, then I will lay-off the attacks on the National Party, but if he plays true to form...
26 October 2005
It was a nice glossy print version of the ad that attacked Steve Laffey for making money. The horror! A Republican who makes money. What's next on their hit list? Republicans who are married? Who are white? Who are Conservative?
Well I guess that the democrat candidate in 06 will have very little work to do if Laffey wins the September primary. Most of the leg work has been done.
Thanks again RNSIPC!!
25 October 2005
I found 2 good pieces about the hypocrisy of Hollywood and Liberals in general.
First, in today's dead tree version of The Wall Street Journal, there was a wonderful piece about the Writers Guild of America, the Hollywood screenwriters union. I seems that the same people who put out tv shows and movies about equality between the sexes and the races have a little problem with this issue themselves.
You see on average only 18% of those working as screenwriters in the film industry are women, while only 6% are minority.
In the tv industry it is better, but not by much. Only 27% of writers for tv shows are women and less then 10% are minority.
The pay scales are all messed up too, but you get the point, the practice doesn't mesh with the preaching. Now does this really come as a big surprise???
Next came a really interesting interview with Peter Schweizer, by K. J. Lopez about his new book Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy. This piece previewed the cool things that Mr. Schweizer was able to find out about the pompous and self-important class of people that spends so much time telling us what we are doing wrong with our lives, while...
Oh never mind, just realize that this double gotcha helped put a smile on my face.
18 October 2005
Not only is there great humor left in the Python well, it is added to by the star power on the stage.
David Hyde Pierce was robbed, he didn't even get nominated for best actor, but he still rocked.
Tim Curry as King Arthur and a cast of a dozen playing a cast of dozens.
Hank Azaria was in the original cast, but left to be in a movie.
He is coming back, but Tim Curry is supposed to be leaving soon. Which is too bad, he is very good.
The songs are not all original to the show, as they bring out some classic Python by using (Always Look On The) Bright Side Of Life in this play. Unfortunately if they ever put Life Of Brian on stage, there will be no closing number. Check out the soundtrack for the song You Won't Succeed On Broadway, LOL.
If you have a chance check it out, if not wait I have news:
It is going on tour starting next year and it is going to open in Boston March 7, 2006 - April 15, 2006 at the Colonial Theatre.
And if Chicago or Washington DC are not near you either go, here to keep up with tour dates and to learn silly bits about this play.
Smacking around a fellow Republican, because he has the gaul to run against "one of the boys."
This guy, Chafee, is not his father. He is not worthy of blind loyalty, for the prime reason that he has shown almost no loyalty to the President or the National Party.
As I have stated before, the Senator from Virginia, opps Rhode Island, DIDN'T EVEN VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT FOR RE-ELECTION IN '04.
And this is the guy that the Senate Republicans want to make sure is still sitting with them at all those fancy fund raising parties that the Beltway is famous for.
Well if that is the way they feel, then I have no choice than to do all I can to make sure Steve Laffey gets the party nomination.
As an aside,there is a great piece today in NRO about this race. Read it and also check out the link to the RI blog that John Miller gives.
17 October 2005
He is using the divisions in the conservative movement over Ms. Miers, to show the strengths of the movement. This is an interesting view, but he continues to harp an the same flat notes, we don't know where she stands, we don't know where she stands, we don't know where she stands. You're right Rush, we don't know, but this need to place the conservative tag on the President's nomination, before we will approve it, needs to be stopped.
Rush wants this to be a fight for the future of the nation over this SCOTUS nomination, he wants the liberals to have to stand up and be counted as liberals.
What that doesn't happen on an hourly basis in Washington??
The supreme Court nomination is not a litmus test to OUT Leftists, as Rush seems to think. It is a way for the President to put his stamp on the future of the Court for the next 20+ years
I am not looking for someone who will rule on issues from the conservative side of the bench, I want an originalist.
Let the nomination go forward and tell your senator to vote however you feel. But before you do go here and get a giggle out of the politics of SCOTUS nominations.
Remember, we don't know where she stands, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
The U.N. wants to rest control of Internet domain governance from the California based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a Non Governmental, Non Profit Corporation.
They want the Internet to be more culturally appropriate and diverse. WTF!
So we are going to have to listen to such diverse governments as China and Iran, telling us can and can not be put on the internet.
For more info go to LGF, Charles had some stories about it the last couple of weeks, and pick up a dead tree copy of the Wall Street Journal and read the top WSJ editorial (the online version of the editorial is subscribers only).
Well I wish them luck, not, and to paraphrase Charlton Heston.
FROM MY COLD DEAD TYPING FINGERS!!!!!
Iraqis: Civilians Killed in U.S. Bombing
Oh My G-d, not that!!
How dare we kill civilians the day after they voted for a new Constitution.
Oh wait let me read the story, not just the header:
U.S. warplanes and helicopters bombed two western villages, killing an
estimated 70 militants near a site where five American soldiers died in a
weekend roadside blast, the military said Monday. Residents
said at least 39 of the dead were civilians. (emphasis added)
So the residents of two villages that attacked American soldiers said that more then half of those killed in retaliation were civilians. PROVE IT!!!!
But the LSM just goes out and writes headlines that get peoples attention and continues to stir the pot of Pro-Terrorism.
I have decided that it should no longer be called Anti-Americanism, it should be called what it is Pro-Terrorism.
These people will not be happy until their lives are being ruled and decided by Sharia Courts. And boy will they be in for a surprise.
13 October 2005
This book lays out the hard truths about what "the Prophet" said and how it has been left unchanged in the Koran. The "facts: that the LSM will continue to tell you about the peacefulness of the Islamists and their book are cut to ribbons, and Mr. Spencer shows no fear in telling it the way it really is.
When I am done with this book I have Eurabia by Bat Ye'or, this is a book I am almost afraid of reading because I can see what is happening day in and day out in Europe as they become more and more dhimmi, just allowing themselves to be taken over by the ouslanders.
My heart bleeds for the home of the west and it bleeds also for our own home, as wing nuts work their ways into the minds of the people who refuse to open their eyes to the lies about the so called religion of peace. The mass of Americans is still convinced that it is a vocal few who have highjacked a good religion, when it is obvious to anyone who has eyes that it is more than a small group, it is the religion itself.
A few minutes ago I was searching the web to make sure I had the correct spelling of Bat Ye'or's name, and I came across a moonbatty webpage that claimed that The P.I.G. To Islam (and The Crusades) was on the NY Times bestseller list because, now get this, the NY Times is pro-Israel and anti-muslim. These people are on industrial strength crack.
Rant mode off.
The best thing I heard this weekend was from a Yankee fan in Newport, who when he saw the final score of Fridays game, said:
Their reign of terror is over!!
Well now football and hockey will keep me awake during the damp and chilly fall southeastern New England is known for.
06 October 2005
The President gave the WOT speech we all knew he could give. One that reads like a VDH piece on NRO, and that should give the usual suspect fits. Now we all know that the usual suspects are the same left/rightwingnuts that follow every shrill udderance from Mother Sheehan and her ilk.
I mean how weird is it that Lew Rockwell, Pat Buchanan, Nancy Pelosi, David Duke, AlGore and The KosKids are all on the same side of an issue. What is the common thread? The JOOOSSS!!!, of course. I mean every left/rightwingnut knows that the jooosss!!! rule the world, can't you tell by the history of The Chosen Ones??
Okay enough sarcasm, on to what the President said:
He called a spade a spade
Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism...These extremists distort the idea of jihad into a call for terrorist murder against Christians and Jews and Hindus -- and also against Muslims from other traditions, who they regard as heretics.
This is a slightly watereddown view of the ROP, there is that touch of Political Correctness, but there is enough truth here to make the people who believe all that realpolitik crap that come out of OldFoggeyBottom stand up and notice that The President F'ing Gets It!!!
This speech was given at the right time, I know that there will be people on both side of the issue who will say it is "too little too late", it is "too much". it is "over the top" etc., etc., etc. Well I have to disagree, had this speech been given closer to either 9/11 or the last election, the LSM would have crapped all over themselves trying to PROVE how wrong he was. There would have been faxes from Kinko's in Texas proving that the ROP was not what POTUS said it was and the talking heads would have all nodded and said "WHY YES, THIS PROVES THAT ISLAM IS A WONDERFUL RELIGION, AND IF THEY EVER TAKE OVER THE US THEY WILL LEAVE US ALONE."
Thank G-D for GWB.
05 October 2005
The first comes from George Will's editorial in the WaPo today. My favorite part;
It is not important that she be confirmed because there is no evidence that
she is among the leading lights of American jurisprudence, or that she possesses
talents commensurate with the Supreme Court's tasks
and then this
If 100 such people had been asked to list 100 individuals who have given evidence of the reflectiveness and excellence requisite in a justice, Miers's name probably would not have appeared in any of the 10,000 places on those lists.
Talk about elitism, Mother of a Merciless God, this is the kind of crap that you would expect from Jean Phraud Kerrie, not a "supporter of the President".
Will's biggest point seems to be that because POTUS signed the HORRIFIC McCain Feingold law, while stating that the SCOTUS would do it's job, he (the President) has no standing to decide a persons qualifications to be an Originalist on the Constitution. WTF!
So I think the real problem here is George Will is upset that no one asked him first. I usually like Mr. Will, but he has this one all wrong.
Next up is Sen. John Cornyn (R - Texas) and his take in the WSJ today. He takes a less elitist view of the choice and reminds everyone that Ms. Miers is a lawyer who has been in a court room in the last 25 years, unlike the other (CJ Roberts not included) members of the Court.
So again I say, let this thing shake itself out.
Support the President, I am, on this one.
04 October 2005
This letter is in response to the TV ads that you are running in the Rhode Island Republican Primary race.
Yea, let us keep defending Senator Chafee, while attacking his primary opponent, great plan, who thought it up Howard Dean????
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think that Mayor Laffey is the second coming of Ronald Reagan, in fact, I'm not even sure he is a moderate Republican, but let the race gain some momentum before jumping in.
This is Rhode Island, the State that declared independence from England two whole months before the rest of the colonies signed that wonderful paper in Philadelphia. We also refused to ratify the Constitution until every other state had. We are a very contrarian lot, and we do not usually take kindly to outside interests getting involved in our politics.
Heck, we don't like it when someone from a different city or town makes a statement or writes a letter critical of something a different city or town is doing politically.
My biggest complaint is the blind defense of Sen. Chafee.
He doesn't deserve it, especially from a national party standpoint. He has been as close to the textbook definition of a RINO, (I don't have to tell you what that means, do I?) as one can get.
The President has been unable to expect help from this man, who wrote in the President's father's name in the last election, on many issues.
Please reconsider getting so heavily involved, unless there is someone there who wants to see RI Sec of State Matt Brown, a true wing nut lefty, in the US Senate.
First let us agree that judicial Activism is the problem, not just Liberalism.
Next, just because Harriet Miers is not a conservative activist, doesn't mean she's a bad choice.
It is the role of the court to interpret the law, not write it.
We have to accept, on face value the word of not just President Bush, but John Leo and Martin Olasky, two of the smartest men in America when it comes to issues of Original Intent. They both know this woman and they both say she is what we need on the bench. That is good enough for me.
Next, there is the call to "go to the mattresses" over the SCOTUS choice. To force the Dem's to stand up and attack the President's nominee. Yea great plan, let's have a fight against a lock stepping bunch of liberals, with such stalwart party members as George "boo hoo" Voinovich, "missing" Link Chaffee, "The Girls From Maine", Arlen "thanks for the money, now go away" Spector. Yea that sounds like fun. NOT!!!!
Lastly the big bugaboo from both sides of the aisle seams to be Ms. Miers' lack of experience on the bench.
So What!!! Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist was an Assistant Attorney General under President Nixon when he was chosen. He turned out alright.
23 September 2005
Read this article from NRO (hat tip Charles at LGF), and tell me what is wrong with the usual suspects.
VDH takes apart each of the so called intellectual's "plans" for "solving" the problems in Iraq.
My favorite quote:
The dismemberment of Yugoslavia in retrospect does not seem such a good ideaWhat a great slap at the Foggy Bottom world view, a world view that appears to have taken over Condi Rice's soul. For examples see her shameless attacks on Israel, while the IDF was removing Israelis from their homes in Gaza.
But that is a topic for another blast.
And lastly in reference to the title of this piece, Sorry Hillary!!!
22 September 2005
It is supposed to be a "true life" view of what is happening over in Iraq to the American soldiers that are fighting the war on terror.
every add I have seen makes me want to retch.
The last couple of nights I have been subjected to adds for an episode where the Americans find a house filled with money and gold. The central theme appears to be "how we going to steal this money for our own selves", not how do we get this money back to the Government of Iraq. Because we all remember the story of the American soldiers who stole the 10 million dollars that were found in Tikrit. No you don't remember that story, well maybe because IT NEVER F***ING HAPPENED!!!!!
There was a crappy movie made after The Gulf War about something like this, but I have yet to hear any stories of greedy, corrupt, evil Americans stealing from Iraq.
The sad thing is there will be people who watch this stuff and who will believe it, see my previous post for a hint as to who.
The tens of thousands of her supporters are running all over the city disrupting...
there aren't tens of thousands of well dressed polite "grieving mothers"?
It is only 30 of the not so great unwashed who have traveled all over the country in (this is my favorite part) Black SUV's until they stopped in DC.
Well this little side show will finally end, right after The Junior Senator from New York, puts a metaphorical cap in her ass later this week. Even the wingnuts have to realize that they can not afford to have the Mother Sheehan Experience following the party into the next election cycle.
Next let;s think about "lessons learned."
Why in quotes? Because that is how the Lame Stream Media and the Libs in my office see the differences to the responses.
To them it has nothing to do with City and State officials who are willing to tell people what they need to hear, while not being afraid of the political repercussions.
The Mayor of Galveston Texas ORDERED the city busses to be used to move people out of the city who couldn't get out on there own. The sick, the old and the poor were moved by the FIRST RESPONDERS, not left for the Feds to find and then later bury.
Meanwhile New Orleans Mayor Ray "I have a house in Dallas now" Nagin, is still trying to blame his own lack of political will on GWB.
16 September 2005
First off I would like to thank you for all the great things you have done for this nations as a private citizen and as a US Senator. But I must take exception to the NRSC's attacks on Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey.You cite the fact that taxes have been raised 2 out of the last 3 years that Mayor Laffey has been there, while not discussing why that had to be done. Cranston had the LOWEST bond rating that a city could receive when Laffey was elected, it has since gone up 5 points.You fail to mention the 5 times that Senator Chaffee raised taxes as Mayor of the City of Warwick, a city not in financial trouble at the time.
The quote from committee Press Secretary Brian Nick that "we also happen to believe very passionately that he is the best Republican to have on the ticket to ensure this seat stays in Republican hands" shows a total lack of understanding of who Lincoln Chafee is.
Durring the Last Presidential election Senator Chafee told anyone in Rhode Island who would listen that he was not going to vote for the INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.If this is the "best hope" then maybe you should reconsider the idea of a Republican from RI.
In closing I would like to remind you of the Committee's support of Sen Spector over Rep. Pat Toomey in PA last year. How is that working out? Let's ask Judge Roberts!
13 September 2005
What I mean by that is that the Left wants it's enemies easily blamed and pointed to.
The don't want freedom, they want people that they can blame for "the lack of freedom" that they say exists in a capitalist world.
I realize that some people may disagree with this following statement, but...
I believe that the Left is upset that they were able to stop Judge Bork, all those years ago.
They need "bogeymen" or in reality strawmen who they can build up and then tear down as they see fit.
Can you imagine what the political ads for Gore and then Kerry would have been like if they could have kept showing Bork on the SCOTUS, and raised the Spector (pun intended) of more judges like him.
If you want a good feel for what is going on in Washington today, jump over to NRO's Bench Memos blog .
08 September 2005
To this all I can say is YEA!!
No,. Wait. I do have one more thing to say, and that is to the RNC and The White House.
Please do not pull a Spector and support the guy who doesn't support you just because he has the seat in the Republican column.
Link Chaffee has proven himself time and time again to be a craven opportunistic bastid (Rhode Island accent version of the word) who will always put his own election needs ahead of the good of the nation, the party or even the head of that party.
Now we have a real race here in the biggest little, and I'm very happy.
02 September 2005
bradblog and this one from DU
the first blames Bush for Katrina, not just the aftermath, but the whole bleepping storm. World class asshat. He even get cheesed off when the LGFers slam into his site and call him on his politicized reaction.
The second come thanks to KJL over in the Corner. It seems that demgurl decided that a stranded motorist with a W sticker on her car was not worth helping out.
Read them for yourselves. If you think that I'm over reacting then tell me, but remember if you agree, let us make sure that crap like this is recycled com 2006/08/12/you get the point.
If they want to make compassion a political issue, in the words of John Phraude Kerrie, BRING IT ON!!!
01 September 2005
Let us just stand back and see what the world's reaction will continue to be. Will we keep getting "letters of condolences" and seeing choreographed dancing in the Arab street? Or will the world begin to step-up to the plate, the way that we do during EVERY disaster that hits somewhere else in the world.
I can only cringe at the idea of a MTV telethon for the victims of Katrina. With such political heavyweights like Green Day, John Cougar Mellonhead, and Bernie Goldberg's all time fave Ludicris.
It is times like this that my lack of faith in Humanity is paid off. This is directly opposite to President Bush's view of the Human condition. I believe that GWB's faith in God colors his faith in people. How else would you explain the fact that he is willing to continue the give The Palestinian Authority so many chances to "change their view towards Israel, a view that will never change. Yet The POTUS still believes that an organization that started out as the group that murdered the Munich Olympics, can change it's ways.
For those of you who haven't heard, Mr. Instapundit has teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers, both small (ie me) and large (ie LGF etc.) to give everyone a list of places and groups that they think you should any money that you are going to give.
I have chosen World Vision because in the past I have given them money and I have liked the work that they do.
If you are reading this and you need to see a list of places to give, go to
The Truth Laid Bear's help link
TTLB's other Katrina link
Thank you for helping.
31 August 2005
Pat still doesn't get it. His Nationalist brand of quote unquote conservatism is dead. And it didn't die on Sept 11, it passed on in October of 1929. Yes 1929, you see the European recession began to effect the American economy back then, and then when H. Hoover raised tariffs (a.k.a. taxes) on imports to "help" American business, it was a typical Nationalist way off looking at the world.
America no longer ends at the 3 mile limit, we have connections to the world. We live in and are of the world in that respect, and we as conservatives we need to grow up and understand the realities of the 21 century.
Sorry Pat, I hated you when I was a Marxist, and I still hate you now.
It is time for his National Guard "2 week" duty, so of course 18 months after returning from a year in Iraq, the Army is sending his unit to Egypt.
This training mission will separate him from his family until 22 Sept.
GOD SPEED BROTHER!
29 August 2005
With great incite like
For all the attention and resources the Bush administration has poured into the Middle East, the outcome of its two most critical initiatives is increasingly vulnerable to the sectarian passions
It's amazing that the WaPo is still able to put out a daily paper, let alone a web site.
25 August 2005
If that arrogant punk Rafael Palmeiro thinks that he can run around and continue to lie about what he took and when he took it, then I say drop him down the memory hole.
Frank Robinson's argument is that since we can never know when he was juiced we should then take all the numbers and pretend he wasn't there.
I know this sounds very similar to the Stalinist answer to what to do with people who have fallen out of favor with the party, but what else is there to do.
If we leave his records in the books what lesson does that teach?
I think what Frank Robinson and Curt Schilling are getting at has nothing to do with players from the past. What Rafael Palmeiro did was get to 3000 hits while in the middle of his appeal for failing the steroid test. Take him off the list of 500 / 3000 players, and be done with it.
Now there will be people who will point to mark McGuire and Barry Bonds and say what about their numbers.
Well since Big Mc. never flunked a steroid test (easy reason, there were none) we have to leave him alone. If and when Barry decides that his knee will no longer test positive, I mean feels better, then we will probably never know the truth there either.
24 August 2005
Case in point:
The Banana Lawyer and Foggy Bottom
For those of you who's grasp of history ends with who were the members of ABBA, let me explain.
John Forster Dulles, who along with his equally exciting brother Allan, was Boston Brahmin Lawyers for the Central American land owner United Fruit, the home of the Chiquita Banana Lady. These two party animals are as responsible as anyone for the horrible bureaucratic mentality at both the State Department, located at Foggy Bottom, and the CIA.
When good people, like Condi Rice, get pulled into the vortex of evil that surrounds those two groups, the only thing that you can hope for is that whey would grow a set of brass ones, or melt down so spectacularly that the organization takes the hit, not the person.
The State Department, has been such a black hole for so long that sometimes the only hope I have is a mass of infectious papercuts that causes all the paper/pencil pushers it leave en-mass and be replaced by people who view the world as it should be.
Us against Them.
Good v. Evil.
The Modern Age against the Dark Ages.
Freedom v. Subjection.
Life v. Death.
Some people may think that my world view is too simplistic, too black and white, or just straight up wrong. To them I say, BITE ME! The world is that simple, when we try to "understand the enemy" we give the enemy the rope with which to hang US.
Islamic fascists will not rest till every Jew is dead and every nation is under Sharia Law. The appeasement Monkeys that have overrun State, CIA and every other government organization that wants to negotiate with terrorists will be the first to suffer under the new world order.
rant mode off
23 August 2005
The bitter taste of defeatism is taking over even at places as previously stalwart as NRO and Fox News.
We are so focused on arbitrary dates for the new Iraqi Constitution, that our own history is being forgotten.
It took 143 years from the Articles of Confederation being presented to the Continental Congress until women received the right to vote thanks to the 19 Amendment to The Constitution.
And people are whining about a couple of arbitrary dates being missed in the process of creating a "fair" Constitution in a nation that has known nothing but autocratic rule since the beginning of time.
Let's take a deep breath and stop the whining.
15 July 2005
The United States still has 68,000 troops in Germany.
This would be the same Germany that likes to tell us on how we should live our lives. That survived the Cold War because of our "horrid' troops. That would be in the economic crapper if they had to cover their own coat of freedom.
The Cold War is over, we won, bring the boys home.
We also have 100,000 in the western Pacific, including 37,000 in South Korea alone.
Again this is a left over from the last couple of wars. We have "occupation troops" still stationed in Japan. We have soldiers that still are in harms way facing the starving, cold and pissed off North Koreans. Those brave men and women will be the first to die if the mentally ill one decides that the only way to survive is to try to bloody the nose of the US and The ROK.
The Liberals like to tell us how much we are hated for the evil things we have done in the world.
Well I guess freeing Germany and Japan from fascism, saving them from International Communism is evil because, that is the only way to explain the feelings the wing nut leaders of these nations (Germany, S. Korea, Japan) have towards us.
14 July 2005
Now this same bit of info was found in the WaPo Style section, with a photo caption that told the world who and what Valerie Plame was.
So why is this news????!!!???
And Deep Throat was a hero.
24 June 2005
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), took to the Senate floor and denounced Rove's statements as "a cheap and divisive political applause line" and an "outrageous attempt to divide the nation."
Wait, how come Kerry is upset? Rove didn't say that Demorats wanted to prepare indictments ans offer therapy he said Liberals wanted to do those things. Kerry spent most of 2004 getting upset anytime someone dared to call him a Liberal.
The same goes for Hillary, the great "moderate" Senator from New York via Washington, Arkansas, and Chicago). She rants that Rove's comment "politicizes and turns into a partisan game something as serious as the attack on our nation on Sept. 11, and something as deadly as the conflict in which we are currently engaged."
Now let's play a little game. When were these quotes uttered? And by whom?
(1)"I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States. However, difficult this vote may be, some of us must urge the use of restraint."
(2)"I'm not so sure that President Bush, members of his administration or the military have thought this action out completely or fully examined America's cause,"
(3)"I don't think the solution to violence is more violence," it's a very patriotic thing to be an activist."
(1) October 2001. Berkeley's congresswoman, Barbara Lee on the floor of the US House of Representatives while casting the only vote against the use of military power to defeat the terrorists.
(2) October 2001. Congressman James McDermott from Washington State.
(3) September 29, 2001. 19-year-old Rachel Ettling at the great big anti-war rally that was held in Washington DC, and sponsored by the usual suspects, a group that I used to belong to.
At some point we have to stand-up and say shut-up. The media is all over Rove like white on rice, but when Dick Durbin compared US soldiers to Nazis the sound of the crickets was deafening.
Memo to Karl Rove:
Stand up and tell them all where to get off!
23 June 2005
KELO et al. v. CITY OF NEW LONDON et al. Was decided by the usual suspects:
Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a concurring opinion.
The problem becomes greater with each horrid decision.
The Snobocracy makes decisions that affect all of us, but they know better, so what they say is right.
If a city feels that a giant Privately owned shopping mall is good for the city (and the friends of the city government) then by G-d, they can take the land from citizens who refuse to sell their own property!
All hail the State Giver of freedom and protector of the little guy! (sarcasm mode off)
16 June 2005
"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regimeÃ—Pol Pot or othersÃ—that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners. "
These words of misunderstood history and hatred for the military, are from the senior Senator from Illinois, Richard "Dick" Durbin.
By now, if you are reading this post you have already heard this tripe, and have already commented somewhere about this excuse for a "public servant".
What else is there to say except: congratulations Senator, you make the people of Illinois sick to their stomachs, and the Islamist's jubilant.
14 June 2005
Carrie French, 19, will be buried Wednesday with full military honors; the funeral is expected to draw a large gathering of friends, family members and media, her father said
"It's going to be big," he said
This world class ASSHAT will be declaring that this young lady died because God is mad that "his" (Phelps') church was bombed 6 years ago, 911 happened because of the same thing. This clown beliefs that God is on his side.
I'm sorry if God is on this guys side where does that leave the rest of us?
All I can say is it is a good thing for Phelps that this funeral is not closer to my home, because there would be a small contingent of friends, willing to remind him what Americans will and will not put up with.
Thanks (I think) to cptham for telling me about this. For further info go to The Mudville Gazette. Thanks
That is all I can say now, one day after 12 regular people sided with the Famous One and not the Angry One in that California courtroom. There are friends of mine who heard more yesterday, but today...
And yet I don't know why I'm surprised. Fame has its privileges and fame is the name of the new American game. Think about it, when was the last time Michael Jackson recorded anything you wanted to hear? When was the last time Robert Blake was on any kind of screen without an under-employed lawyer telling you what it all means.
People are famous just for being famous, one case in point Paris Hilton.
Now the lure of fame is just getting worse out there, need proof how about this list of the Top 25 in the Discovery Channel's 100 Greatest Americans. (cap tip Cass at VC)
OH MY GOD! There may be a half dozen people on this list who should be considered GREAT, the rest are just famous. And there are people (Hope and Einstein) who aren't even AMERICANS (yes I know Bob Hope did a lot for the troops and loved this country but...).
Okay I realize that I may be over reacting, but fame and greatness aren't even the same type of measurements, look ate who is on this last and look at the people who made the Top 100, there are so many useless famous people on both lists, while Greatness is diluted to include Bill Clinton???!!!??? Need I say more.
Think about this and if you have anything to say get back to me.
09 June 2005
The winner will be the public asshat who has stood out the most this week as one of the dumber members of the bunch of losers I love to call "the usual suspects".
Why the Michael Stivic Award? As you may or may not remember, Meathead was the not so lovable loser son-in-law to Archie Bunker, on All In The Family. Now to the leftist cadre that created, produced, wrote, and appeared in the show, Meathead was the lone intellectual in Archie's bigoted right wing world.
The only problem: Michael Stivic was a typical member of the left, who thought he was smarter than the working stiffs who built this country.
This week I'm nominating the winner, but from now on if we do continue to get readers, I will ask you to make your own nominations, which I will think about and then ignore.
And the winner is:
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus's judicial nominations committee, for this stellar quote.
"that being a poor little colored girl from the segregated South is a qualification to go onto the federal courts."
"We would sooner have a rich white guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth" than Justice Brown.
I've talked about this crap in an earlier post, and had some comments, so this was the natural way to start this new weekly post.
If you are not sure of what is happening go to this link to read DEBRA BURLINGAME's great editorial about what is going on at Ground Zero.
This group is setting up the best way to complain about what is going on at Ground Zero.
Let's not allow this trash to be built, because if we do we might as well build a museum of tolerance on top of the USS Arizona.
08 June 2005
This is a quote from The Paper Of Record, The NY Times:
"Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus's judicial nominations committee, accused the Republicans of "insisting that being a poor little colored girl from the segregated South is a qualification to go onto the federal courts."
"We would sooner have a rich white guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth" than Justice Brown, Ms. Norton said.
She said the black members of the House planned to protest the nomination by marching to the Senate floor on Wednesday for a speech by the only African-American senator, Barack Obama, an Illinois Democrat, who opposes the nominee."
What do we expect from a political party that allows a Kleagle from West Virginia to be a leader in the party?
07 June 2005
But I also say thank you to everyone who put on the uniform, or stood up for freedom and democracy in the world.
Some day the people of the Middle East will be able to mark the day that they were able to stand-up and be counted as a great day in the history of the world. Someday the burka will just be a choice, not the only thing that woman can wear. Someday the people of Cuba will truly understand the meaning of Cuba Libre.
And someday the EU will see the errors of their ways, or those white grave markers all across the fields of Western Europe will have been for naught.
26 May 2005
Just look at the plot lines of the season finales of the 3 main editions.
L&O:CI Ripped from the Headlines A bunch of "right wing nuts" murder some judges. The cops go looking for "someone with a Tom Delay shirt" to find the likely suspects. The only problem is that the two big Ripped from the headlines judicial murders had nothing to do with The Vast Right Wing conspiracy (although Katie Couric was very sad to hear that the family of that Chicago Judge was killed by a plain old nut job not a right wing white supremacist group)
L&O:SVU Ripped from the headlines A bunch of cops, who are also recently returned from Army Reserves duty in Afghanistan , start beating and killing their wives and girlfriends. It seems that they were poisoned by the Government and turned into "killers" by their training.
L&O the original Ripped from the headlines At the end of an episode where a mentally unstable person is found guilty of murder (the suicide by car in front of the train story) one of the lead characters drops this bon-monte "Millions for Prisons, nothing for Healthcare."
If I want to watch crap like this I'll rent Bowling For Colombine.
Rant mode on hold.
25 May 2005
24 May 2005
18 May 2005
17 May 2005
Maybe he doesn't have a copy of the form. If not, why not send him a copy, found
Thanks once again to cao's blog for keeping the heat on.
Now is the time for the Whitehouse and the RNC to call Rhode Island Republicans and ask who they should be supporting in the upcoming election. Here's my answer:
Republican Mayor of the City of Cranston Steve Laffey.
This would be the Pat Toomey / Arlen Spector race all over again, let us just hope that the RNC sides with the RIGHT candidate this time.
This just my not so humble opinion.