Friday, December 30, 2005

Wanted For Questioning

Yo Quiero Apu A homeowner in Niles (California: Outside of San Francisco... Suprised?) reported that an intruder broke into her home and added pornography to her computer. The woman said she woke up and was startled to see a stranger typing away on her computer. The intruder fled, but left behind an altered screen saver that featured images of "erotic Indian art," Veteran said. Wanted for Questioning From the same article in the same town, two hours later: Angry Chihuahuas attacked a police officer who was escorting a teenager home following a traffic stop, authorities said. The officer suffered minor injuries including bites to his ankle on Thursday when the five Chihuahuas escaped the 17-year-old boy's home and rushed the officer in the doorway.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Can I Get A Duh!! From The Crowd. Cruise Irritates, Kids Medicate.

Quick hits: Duh! #1. Tom Cruise 'irritates most' say fans Tom Cruise has been named the biggest movie star of all time, but also the most irritating, by film fans. If I had the time, I'd mouth off about him. Dianetics, 3 feet tall, One gargantuan tooth in front like a genetically engineered reverse-unicorn, and a turkey-baster + donated "seed" + a brainwashed Katie Holmes = proof he's not a poof..... Snort... Not that I'm saying he's a gay, buck-toothed space alien or anything... Sub-duh!: Seven out of 10 of those questioned thought there was too much product placement in films, while 81% thought there were too many sequels and remakes. Duh! #2. One in 10 teens depressed: study Nearly one in 10 American teenagers, or 2.2 million, experienced major depression last year... Oh really? It's called hormones you morons. Here's a survey: I say the sky, when viewed on a clear summer day, at 12:00 pm, my local time, will be some shade of blue. Does anyone else agree? What fool wrangled money for this study?..... Oh.... it's the government. Why doesn't that surprise me? Here's some info on kids for the Department of Health and Human Services, since they funded the depression study... Ready??? From age 0-1 or 2, kids need their parents for everything. At 2-5 years of age they think they can do it all themselves. From 6-11 they learn social skills that pull them away from the parents. This assists them with interaction they will have with other adults later in life. From 11-18 they are back to acting like they are 2-5. Because of HORMONES, these 11-18 year old kids are reduced to bumbling idiots... Again: Just like the 2-5 age group. These hormones affect the brain, body, self-image, and a whole host of other things that make the child self conscious, and quite possibly (GASP!!!!) depressed. Here's another tip for any parent reading today: While I'm not a doctor, I'd say, based on a pretty wild guess, that your child probably does not need to be hopped up on Ritalin®, or most of the other A.D.D. mixtures these drug pushers called doctors now hand out like Halloween candy. There. I just saved the government a few million, and you the reader a few thousand, by observing and stating the obvious. It's things like this that make me scream bloody murder about firing everyone who has a redundant role in the U.S. government, or simply beating someone within an inch of their life for having the balls to ask for money to see if teenagers were depressed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Looks Like I'm In Front Of The Curve: Rob Allyn's Treason

Guess I got out in front on what could be a good size story. See here for my original post. I'm glad to see that others are also taking notice of slime-ball Rob Allyn. Living in the Dallas area all my life, it was hard not to notice Allyn's chunky mug on television at least once a week trumpeting some cause or another. He's always had that used car salesman grin that makes you feel as though you need a bath after seeing him. The Miami Herald picks up the story here A quick run down of the story is this: Basically Allyn's company is representing Mexico, and Mexico's attempts to have open borders by preventing the building of a fence along the American and Mexican border. The sad part in all of this is Mr. Allyn's connection to President Bush, as well as several other highly placed Republicans. As a lobbyist (and sideshow promoter) it is his job to push causes. From a business side I don't see a lot wrong with Mr. Allyn's company. What it boils down to is Mr. Allyn representing and trumpeting a candidate's views. But, when those causes become treasonous, it's a different story. Yes, I said treason. Mr. Allyn's company is representing the Mexican government in a bid to influence the American political system, and allowing an unstoppable flow of humanity across our border. It doesn't stop there. Mr. Allyn has been involved in Mexican President Vicente Fox's campaign, as well as other international races. From his website: Allyn & Company has served more than 300 winning campaigns for heads of state, candidates, political parties and causes in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia. President Vicente Fox of Mexico. Three Mexican Governors. Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. The problem here is not just influence, but misconceptions and misstatements being passed off to an unsuspecting public. Being informed on the issues is important. Being force-fed propaganda as a way to reach your goal of destroying the U.S. is treason. I've touched on this with my earlier post, but it bears repeating here. Notice what you are being told, and what is being kept from you: Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said Allyn's message should be that Mexicans have sunk roots deep in their U.S. neighborhoods and that they contribute more through their work, taxes and families than they take away in public services. This statement is an outright fallacy. Out of every nationality that has come to America, only one has not adapted over the generations. The Mexican cannot adapt because of their transient nature and close proximity to their mother country. It's too easy to move between cultures and not adapt. Finally. the statement above that Mexican's work here, and their work is more of a benefit than what they pay in taxes and social services is also a spin job worthy of Allyn and his crew. Just ask yourself these questions when wondering about not having a fence: Q: Why am I paying higher premiums on my auto insurance? A: Because at least 1/2 (closer to 7 out of 10) of the Mexican-Americans (ILLEGALS) you see on the road have no insurance. Q: Why did my school taxes go up? A: Because you are also paying for educating the children of undocumented workers (ILLEGALS) that do not pay school taxes. Q: Why did my medical bills double? A: Because Mexican nationals (ILLEGALS) are crowding emergency rooms for basic ailments, and destroying a once great safety net by overstressing the system. Don't believe it? Head down to any emergency room for one hour, and tell me the breakdown and nationality of each person there. I'd bet you a day-laborer's wage that most are Hispanic. (Ok, go ahead and scream I'm a racist now)

Face it, 99.9% of ILLEGALS do not pay federal, state, (Texas does not have state income tax) or local taxes, (water and gas bills excluded) so how can the Derbez statement above be true? It can't. But truth does not matter to Rob Allyn and his crew in this fight. It seems they are determined to see the U.S. destroyed simply because someone (or some government) will pay them enough money to commit treason.

I'd like to close with a few words from vdare.com. Link is to the entire article is here.

The words below draw parallels to the Texas revolution and what I see today as Mr. Allyn's ultimate mission: Destroy Texas, and other border states, for money. Linda Thom First, the American settlers had no great vision. They were folks who wanted land. My family members lost their land in Arkansas. They were farmers; they needed land. They settled at Washington on the Brazos where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. They had no part in it. They were just good people coming to Texas to work hard and support their families. Second, the Mexicans let in too many people in too short a time. Moreover, they did not protect their border with the United States and Americans illegally poured across the Louisiana border to get land, work hard and improve their lives. Third, the American settlers were not of the same beliefs and the same culture as the Mexicans and misunderstandings ultimately resulted in the hostilities. The Americans did not assimilate. There were so many of them. They did not become Catholics and, while they may have become Mexican citizens in name, they remained Americans at heart. And there are other lessons. The Mexican government was corrupt and unstable. Its people were poor and primitive. Some things have not changed. President Bush claims he is a Texan but many Texans declare that he is not. He is a rich Yankee from Connecticut who spent his vacations in Maine. Perhaps the President does not really know Texas history. That is too bad. President Bush continues to push for his Mexican guest worker amnesty because they are good, hardworking people who just want to have a better life and to do jobs Americans will not etc etc. Which is just what the Mexican elite told itself in the 1820s. If President Bush does know Texas history, he either cannot connect the dots—or, for some mysterious reason, he does not care.

Mexico has played a large role in the history and culture in my part of the country. Nobody is questioning that. But the idea of not having a border (or fence in this case) is the same as saying we don't need a country. If Mr. Allyn and Mexico's Vicente Fox have their way, it looks like that is where we are headed... No identity, and no country.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Not Quite Sane

Odd links. Some safe for work, others not so safe. Well, not so safe meaning I wouldn't want someone walking behind my desk, looking at the screen, and thinking what a freak. Enjoy everyone. Do you swallow? After she slaps you, tell her you are talking about mice. Celeb Fakery The next time your friend says "Hey! Have you seen the sweet nude picture of Bea Arthur on the net?" You can point him to this site. Nasal Passage Cleaner? Looks like snorting coke would be safer. Note to self: When a company uses the following words in their product presentation: "This is what should happen" you might want to take your chances with the previously mentioned Columbian drug lord's product. If for no other reason, go for the pictures of happy nasal cleaning people. Get In My Belly!! A device that makes it look like you have a beer belly that is actually a "belt" that holds beer, so you can sneak the beer into a game or movie? Didn't God make girlfriends with large purses for this very reason? Or Are You Just Happy To See Me? This product is sold out? I don't want to know how that's possible. Stuffed Toys For Charles Manson Thank God Manson never had children. Someone Has A Fetish For Girls With No Arms? (Can I get a rimshot for this next statement? And I apologize in advance) What do they need arms for when they have mouths? Why Most Of The Middle East Should Be Nuked Let's just go ahead and do it before they do it to us. The Emo Song No, not Elmo, Emo. Short for EMOtional if I remember correctly. Call them the new Goths if you want. Give it a moment to load. Da Bears? Sweet Lord in Heaven, it's like the Village People invaded Chicago. I grew up in the 70's and 80's, and I'm embarrassed for Mike. This Hits Close To Home I do miss the good old days. Fire the Tuna now and bring in "Dancing Ditka"!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

And To All A Good Night

To everyone who has made my first 1/2 year of yelling and screaming a wonderful experience, I say thank you. Thank you should also be said specifically to: Richard Peakah The American Princess (E M) Kira Zalan And my two favorite lefties: Wanda and Scott. To everyone listed above, and everyone who finds their way here by some accident, I say: Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr! Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

Arthur Bianchi: Merry Christ's Mass

Simply put: MERRY CHRISTMAS! May God bless you and your family this season, and in the coming new year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Enough Already!

Story here By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer Dec 20 3:23 PM US/Eastern MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, has struck back with radio ads urging Mexican workers to denounce rights violations in the United States. What rights are they talking about? The right to come here ILLEGALLY? That's a right I haven't heard of. Facing a growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiment north of the border, the Mexican government is also hiring an American public relations firm to improve its image. The one thing I'll be sure to do, no matter what happens with the fence, is find out who else this company (Allyn and Company) represents and make sure those places never see a dime from me. Any American company that would take a job promoting ILLEGALS, promote breaking the law. That is not what I would call an American company.

http://www.allynco.com/ Allyn & Company has served more than 300 winning campaigns for heads of state, candidates, political parties and causes in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia. President Vicente Fox of Mexico. Three Mexican Governors. Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Award-winning creative for Governor George W. Bush. Independent advocacy TV ads in support of President Bush in 2000. Victories for the Republican Party, U.S. Senate, Congress, mayors and statewide offices. I'll make damn sure to voice my opposition to any Republican candidate who wishes to use Allyn's company. The above list makes me ill. My one little prayer is Bush has nothing to do with them now. But seeing how he wants to throw open the border, he might just hire them to push his policy. Idiot. Info on Allyn here: http://narconews.com/roballyn1.html The link shows how slimy this guy is. Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced the U.S. measures, passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, as "shameful" and his foreign secretary, Luis Ernesto Derbez, said Monday the wall was "stupid." It's hard to underestimate the ill-feeling the proposal has generated in Mexico, where editorial pages are dominated by cartoons of Uncle Sam putting up walls bearing anti-Mexican messages.

I'd love to get my hands on some of those cartoons. I'd wallpaper this entire blog with them. Many Mexicans, especially those who have spent time working in the U.S., feel the proposal is a slap in the face to those who work hard and contribute to the U.S. economy. WTF?????? What is contributed by ILLEGALS? Cheap labor? How about what you take away: Free health care, no taxes, free education, and usually a cash only job where wages are not reported, AND, American dollars that are sent out of the country. Last estimate I read says California (Los Angeles area specifically) has a $2 billion underground economy with ILLEGALS, and not one cent of it goes to any social service: such as hospitals, general revenue, or education. Does anyone else see something wrong with this besides me? "When people heard this, it worried everybody, because this will affect everybody in some way, and their families," Robledo said. "They were incredulous. How could they do this, propose something like this?" It's called the law you ignorant moron! Robledo, whose son and mother are U.S. citizens, predicted the measure "would unleash conflict within the United States" as small businesses fail for lack of workers. Good. As stated above, it's the law already. Too many companies are breaking it without regard to who the paychecks are going to, or what becomes of that money once it slips beneath the table. He said many Mexicans felt betrayed by the anti-immigrant sentiment. "We learned to believe in the United States. We have a binational life," he said of Zacatecas, a state that has been sending migrants north for more than a century. "It isn't just a feeling of rejection. It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory." The problem with this statement is you (ILLEGALS) don't make America your life. You don't make America your culture. And it sure as hell is not your territory. If you come here (legally) and learn the language, customs, and affairs of America, and make them your own, I have no problems with you. But when you expect me to adapt to suit your needs, you can think again. If I move to Japan, I would never expect the Japanese to pander to my needs. But that's exactly what is happening here. It's a culture clash. Either we win, or we will have no country. The government is scrambling to fight on two fronts. On Monday, it announced it had hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company to help improve Mexico's image and stem the immigration backlash. "If people in the U.S. and Canada had an accurate view of the success of democracy, political stability and economic prosperity in Mexico, it would improve their views on specific bilateral issues like immigration and border security," Rob Allyn, president of the PR firm, told The Associated Press Tuesday. Just go back and read the link on Allyn above. Jose Luis Soberanes, head of the government's National Human Rights Commission, suggested Mexico go further. "I would expect more energetic reactions from our authorities," Soberanes told local media. "It's preferable to have a more demanding government, more confrontation with the United States." It's a shame we've let it go this far. Listening to the guy above, you'd think America should allow anyone and everyone to enter unchecked. The sense of dread connected with the measures is hardly restricted to Mexico. Immigrant advocacy and aid groups in the United States are worried about provisions of the House bill that upgrade unlawful presence in the United States from a civil offense to a felony. That's what it should be. You're trespassing on foreign soil. Better yet, you should be shot on sight if you are here without permission. "This is a sad foreshadowing," said immigrants rights activist Kathryn Rodriguez of the Derechos Humanos coalition in Tucson, Ariz. She fears the bill could expose those who help sick or dying migrants to criminal prosecution. And they should be! They are breaking the law. Want to help, call the police or INS, and have them removed from the country. The House bill, passed on a 239-182 vote, would also enlist military and local law enforcement to help stop illegal entrants and require employers to verify the legal status of their workers. There's a thought... Enforcing the law. What a unique concept. Mexicans are outraged by the proposed measures, especially the extension of the border wall, which many liken to the Berlin Wall. Some are urging their government to fight it fiercely.

"Our president should oppose that wall and make them stop it, at all costs," said Martin Vazquez, 26, at the Mexico City airport as he returned from his job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas. "More than just insulting, it's terrible."

The difference is the Berlin Wall was designed to keep citizens in.

No doubt he'll be sneaking back across the border on foot once the Christmas holiday is over. Look, you can call me a racist all you want, but what is said above by the ILLEGALS, and those who support them, is wrong. Think about it before you start screaming at me. Either you live by the law, or you don't. Those quoted above fail to grasp this simple idea. Thank God we have a congress finally showing they have the 'nads to approve some kind of deterrent to stop, or at least stem the stream of bodies flowing here ILLEGALLY. ____ Associated Press reporter Victor Bermudez contributed to this report from Mexico City.


Monday, December 19, 2005

Follow-Up To The Story Below: Schwarzenegger Proves He Has A Pair

Full story here

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday told officials in his hometown in Austria to remove his name from a sports stadium and stop using his name to promote the city. "In all likelihood, during my term as governor, I will have to make similar and equally difficult decisions," Schwarzenegger said in the letter. "In order to spare the responsible politicians of the city of Graz further concern, I withdraw from them as of this day the right to use my name in association with the Liebenauer Stadium." Schwarzenegger also said he would no longer permit the use of his name "to advertise or promote the city of Graz in any way."

Funny... here's someone who seems to get it. When you come to America and become a citizen, you take an oath. That oath is the following: I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature. I like the fact that Arnold slapped down his old town, not out of disrespect, but because he is a governor that will not allow old-country opinion to run his state You may not like him as an actor, or a politician, but in my opinion he handled this situation like a gentleman, and most importantly, an American.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Money For The Stripper

I thought I might have something to say about this, but after a little thinking, I realized I wanted to move in a different direction . I'm sure most have read about the young "lady" who did a striptease for some guys in a dorm at The University of Western Ontario. If not, here's the story. The link is a little wonky, so the following is a quick breakdown from the website: First-year student's striptease posted online UWO investigates, discipline unlikely Student knew photos were being taken And: The University of Western Ontario is investigating an incident in which a female first-year student performed a full striptease and lap dance last week for several males in a residence bedroom, with graphic photos soon sent out over the Internet. And: As soon as the raunchy images came to the attention of the administration, officials approached the young woman to ask if she had been forced to strip or tricked into being photographed without her knowledge. She said she had not. Oh yeah, here's a couple of pictures that are acceptable to put on this blog. I'm going to block out part of her face since she at least deserves that much. Sorry. The pictures here are nothing you wouldn't see on any American (or Canadian in this case) beach. The other pictures that I'm not posting are, let's just say a little closer to what you see on European beaches, or European beaches with fully nude strip clubs on them.... You get the idea. After that, well.... This is just the first three of about 30 pictures. It gets better, or worse depending on your view. And who says all Canadians are pasty hosers. Wow. Anyway........ From what I can tell, (and find this morning) the pictures first showed up on: http://avrilrulez.buzznet.com/user a day ago. The site has since been removed. I did snag the pictures before the site was taken down, and upload them to a photo website (note: that site is not the same one hosting pictures from this blog). I was thinking about including a link to them here, along with general comments about what a fool the girl was, she knew there was a camera, she should have known better, the guys were not so bright when deciding to show her pictures online in the first place, etc., etc. But I finally decided against it. I mainly changed my mind because I remember some (and can't remember some) of the things I did in college that I'd prefer not to have flashed around the world. Not that anyone ever reads this site, but I'm sure the girl is going through hell right now. Or maybe she's not. My point is: whatever she's feeling, she doesn't need any grief from me posting her pictures, or going off on her. Believe me, I'm sure the pictures will pop up on usenet or some P2P system before too long. Now I simply look at this story as a lesson on how ridiculous newspapers (and Drudge) can be in what they consider news, and how information is reported. What makes this a story? It must be a very slow day for Drudge, or very cold in Canada that you have to report on one adult woman dancing naked and of her own free will, for a few adult people, in a private area, just so you won't have to go out and find news that actually has some importance. I can see this headline soon: Next investigative report from the Toronto Star: The dangers of Spring Break, and what every parent should know. Drudge breaks in with a "Flash": Why are we just now hearing about this Spring Break thing?

Shhhhh.... Don't Tell The Democrats

Since the Dems believe the economy, the war, the country, and everything else American is in the toilet, I wouldn't want to ruin their day with this headline: Prices Drop by Largest Amount in 56 Years

The article can be found Here.

A few tidbits include: WASHINGTON -- A record plunge in the cost of gasoline pushed consumer prices down by the largest amount in 56 years in November while industrial production posted a solid gain. and The Labor Department reported that its closely watched Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.6 percent last month, the biggest decline since a 0.9 percent fall in July 1949. So, while Democrats bemoan the economy, just remember the above statistics, and the fact that when industrial production is up (more people work), and prices stay down (more people spend), it means the economy is rocking along. I know it will happen, so I'll wait for the game to come to me. Who will be the first to say: "But what about outsourcing?" "Layoffs?" or my favorite "Corporate Fat-Cats with million dollar salaries thanks to the evil Bush cabal?" Like I said, I'll wait. If and when someone comes around wanting to discuss economic models and basic Business 101 principles, I'll talk to you then.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


For those who have never read, or heard of Michael Yon http://michaelyon.blogspot.com/, allow me to say you are missing out. Mr. Yon is a freelance photojournalist in Iraq who gained notoriety a year back with the photo of a soldier cradling a small Iraqi child in his arms. You would know the photo if you saw it. Out of respect for Mr. Yon and his work, I will simply direct you to this link on his site for the picture. In every war or conflict there seems to be (at least to me) a photo, or couple of photos, that sum up everything: WW1: European trenches and the veterans fighting for their wages in Washington, WW2: Pearl Harbor, Bataan march survivors, the swastika tumbling off the Reichstag, A defeated Germany on trial, The sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, Korea: Bitter snow, Vietnam: Kent State shooting, helicopters lifting off the embassy roof, Gulf War: Burning oil fields, and now, Iraq: Sadam's statue falling, Sadam looking like a hermit, and the picture of the soldier at the link above. The first statement in this paragraph is, of course, an outright fallacy, since time and distance dulls our memory until we can only remember fragments of events. I think generations to come will look back on the beginning of the 21st Century, and the new millennium, with the images of the 1. fireworks displays in Australia and Europe, then move into 2. the image of the Trade Center being hit by planes on September 11, and then move to 3. Michael's photo of a soldier caring for a child that is not his. I simplify the above sequence to make a small point; It's my belief, and I think Michael's too: There's hope for America no matter what your view. In those three brief images of 1. fireworks, 2. terror, and 3. war, I see 1. hope for a better future, 2. fear for the future, and 3. knowing there's hope for future generations. The final image (#3 if you will) is one of compassion, even in war. I think that picture truly shows America at its best, and also shows Mr. Yon has a rare gift. So many have written over the past few years about American disregard for life, that we are imperialists, or that we are simply in Iraq for the oil. If that is the case, why the hell is gas still at $2.00 a gallon? Anyway, I'm stealing Michael Yon's words from a recent write-up to post below. This is not because I couldn't write words that mirror his, but because he lived them, he actually earned the right to say them, and it gives me joy to share them. I believe it's also appropriate with the Iraqi election happening today. Note: There are wonderful pictures from Michael interspersed throughout the story on his site. I suggest you view them at the link below. Originally published August 16, 2005: http://mikeyonopenforum.blogspot.com/ Getting these dispatches right is challenging. Iraq multiplies the challenge. The chaos of combat has already claimed two pairs of eye-glasses, a video camera, and two digital still cameras; the environment is merciless, with 117 degree days beating down over land and people. I was in the Army some years ago and maintained close contact with many friends who made a career of military service. Naturally, I had an interest in what was happening in Iraq--I had friends in harm's way. But what spurred me to drop what I was doing, get on a plane and fly halfway around the world, to a war zone, was a growing sense that what I was seeing reported on television, as well as in newspapers and magazines, was inconsistent with the reality my friends were describing. I wanted to see the truth, first hand, for myself. (MY WORDS: Below is the important part) I saw American and Coalition soldiers putting everything on the line to accomplish their mission. So that Iraqi children can have the chance to grow up in freedom and fulfill their potential. I saw resolve steel the jaw of a military leader. I saw hope light the eyes of a young girl. I saw a parent’s anguish. I saw a village elder’s wisdom. I saw a soldier’s compassion. And what I saw changed how I thought about this war. The "truth" of this experience is too complex to capture in a body count or a thirty-second sound byte. It's chaotic, dynamic and evolving. It's unwieldy, wasteful and we have made mistakes. It's a struggle of epic proportions that ultimately relies on the strength of a people about whom most Americans seem to know very little. The longer I stayed, the better I understood things. And I began to realize that Americans need to see these things in order to understand what is happening here and come to a more informed judgment of whether this struggle is "worth" the cost, in money and lives. No one can make that determination without a balanced set of facts. To me, one look in the face of any of the children tips the scales one way. But I don't do this work to espouse a point of view, or rally people to the right or left. Some people might find that statement disingenuous. I've been criticized for using terms like terrorist and enemy in my dispatches. Most critics are a safe distance from the battleground. Up close, its more than a matter of taking sides. There's no value in using imprecise language in a futile attempt to appear objective. There is a difference between Coalition soldiers and Iraqi police officers and the terrorists and criminals they confront. Whether you call them insurgents or resistance fighters or terrorists, the people who wake up in the morning plotting how to drive explosives-laden cars into crowds of children have to be confronted. Combat is just one form of confrontation. I chose another way. By getting close enough to the truth, for long enough to recognize when reality reveals it, I confront the distortions in how this struggle is portrayed. I do it because we need to see this clearly: what happens in and to Iraq is a defining moment for our nation, and the world. This enemy is smart and they are deadly, but they are also losing. Iraq can become a strong and free nation. But it will take the constant application of pressure over time to stem the flow of blood. If we back off too soon, they will rebound. If we cut our losses and run, they will follow us home. Peace can prevail here, if we can use our strength to maintain our progress. There is more, but I've stolen enough. It's through people like Michael that truth comes out. Thank him, and more importantly, the men and women of the armed forces.

It's Not Stealing... It's Borrowing... Ok, It's Stealing.

Sometimes you read something on a blog, or webpage and find it not only funny, but imaginative. I found one today. What makes it funny is I can see it happening. What makes it imaginative is it imitates the subjects perfectly. It also compliments this from a few days ago. Please understand something, I like Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. Both are the perfect example of a cute, ditzy blond. And who could hate Cameron's panty shake in every movie she does? With the above being said, I'd also like to quote a comment posted on the page where I got the following: From MCPO Airdale, "I swear, if these two had more than 3 brain cells firing off at one time, their bleached-blonde heads would catch on fire!" Amen, brother. Amen. Thank you to Wuzzadem for a good laugh this morning. Here's a snippet. Read the rest at the site. It's worth it. D = Drew C = Cameron M = Man from Noo-wor-lunz C: Hi, everybody, I'm Cameron Diaz, and you're watching Trippin', where my friends and I travel around the world to totally exotic countries so we can learn about indigitous people and talk about Earth Day, which is probably coming up soon. D: Isn't it undigitous people, Cam? C: Whatever you call them, Drew, they make me feel totally ashamed to live in America. D: Me, too! C: Today we're in a place called Norlund. Let's go learn about how people live in this part of the world. D: Hello? Anybody here? M: Who are you? C: Hi, we're from America. D: UH-MAIR-IK-KUH! M: You don't have to yell. What are you doing in my house? C: We're here to find out how people live in Norlund. M: What the hell is Norlund? You're in New Orleans, and you're in my house. It picks up from there. What makes this funny is you can see that it could happen. One day, without handlers and publicity people, these two halfwits wander off to make their own show, and either get lost on a major street, or have to be rescued from an old well shaft. Or, they'll simply amble about cluelessly until spotted by paparazzi.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Perfect Christmas Gift


Monday, December 12, 2005

"I Took A Poo In The Woods..."

Thanks to The Recovering Democrat for the following: The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2005. Just do me a favor, have a look, ok?... I know this link is from Right Wing News. I also know that they lean toward the right, but some of the stuff is wonderfully stupid. They even include a couple of Republicans to make it a (kind of) even mix. The usual cast of idiot Hollywood actors are included, as well as, GASP!!!, G-Dub. If you want to see when it was said, go to the link for statement citing, where, when, etc. Enjoy. by John Hawkins 40) "I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome." -- Drew Barrymore Sure she's an idiot, but she's so cute, like Jessica Alba or Cameron Diaz. I don't advocate beating women, but sometimes you think "Maybe a bat to the head will jar loose whatever rotting matter is stuck." 39) "I think (the NBA's dress code is) a racist statement because a lot of the guys who are wearing chains are my age and are black. I wore all my jewelry today to let it be known that I'm upset with it." -- Indiana Pacers Guard Stephen Jackson Wearing chains... black...racist... I'm not going there. 38) "I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's becoming a scary place. It takes someone very brave not to be quiet, someone who doesn't mind death threats, their life being turned upside down, news cameras outside their door. There is no freedom of speech in America anymore. They are not living up to the constitution. There's so much fear in America and control." -- Gillian Anderson There's no freedom of speech anymore??? But she can say the above. Think about it... 37) "I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for..." -- Howard Dean We love you Howard, because you keep giving wonderful statements to laugh at. 36) "George W. Bush is evil. He is a terrorist. He is evil. He is arrogant. And he is out of control." -- Julianne Malveaux I usually don't trust people with french names, even less when they look like a female version of the comedian Sinbad. 35) "As a matter of fact, I was talking to my friend Laura, who sings on the record, and we're both getting to the point where we want to start families. We're convinced that if we have children, we're going to do everything in our power to make them gay. Like maybe drinking a lot of extra soy milk while she's pregnant, or anything that would work to make that happen. I'd just rather have a really sharp, interesting, smart gay son than some big dumb hetero meathead." -- Moby Grab your glowstick and pacifier, Moby's here. You having children "the natural way" is about as likely as Elton John and his new.... husband? wife?.... Whatever... producing offspring. By the way, isn't his 15 minutes up? Thank you Gwen Stefani for hoisting this lump of gayness upon an unsuspecting public. 34) "Back on September 11, terrorists attacked our metropolitan cores, two of America's great cities. They did that because they knew that was where they could do the most damage and weaken us the most. Years later, we are given a budget proposal by our commander in chief, the president of the United States. And with a budget ax, he is attacking America's cities. He is attacking our metropolitan core." -- Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley Get off the federal teat, jack-ass! Nothing says moron like community money whores with their hands out. 33) "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar." -- Helen Thomas I've said before how much this troll doll should give it up. She's about as unbiased as I am. And if she wants help killing herself, I'll help. http://roostercashews.blogspot.com/2005/08/follow-up-on-dear-hellen-thomas.html 32) "When one considers the losses suffered by Britain and France – hundreds of thousands dead, destitution, bankruptcy, the end of the empires – was World War II worth it, considering that Poland and all the other nations east of the Elbe were lost anyway? If the objective of the West was the destruction of Nazi Germany, it was a "smashing" success. But why destroy Hitler? If to liberate Germans, it was not worth it. After all, the Germans voted Hitler in. If it was to keep Hitler out of Western Europe, why declare war on him and draw him into Western Europe? If it was to keep Hitler out of Central and Eastern Europe, then, inevitably, Stalin would inherit Central and Eastern Europe. Was that worth fighting a world war – with 50 million dead?" -- Pat Buchanan explains WW2 wasn't worth it Pat, you idiot. Same goes with you as with Helen. If you ever want to kill yourself, let me know. Maybe we can do a double and take both of you out on the same day. 31) "But in my darker moments, I wonder whether the war wasn't a cover to persuade good, open-minded folk like Glenn (Reynolds) to enable the theocratic impulses of the Republican base." -- Andrew Sullivan Black helicopters anyone? 30) "And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not ... Iraqis should be doing that." -- John Kerry slams the troops again After Dean is removed as DNC chairman, maybe Kerry would like a swing at it. He says dumb things at about the same rate as Dean. 29) "American fighters of the Pacific War were not heroes. The desperation of island combat included exchanged barbarities of which no one would willingly speak for a generation. On the American side, there were foul racism, vengeful refusals to take prisoners, a generalized brutality that extended to a savage air war." -- James Carroll in the Boston Globe James, I think it's time you started patrol duty in Iraq. Maybe your definition of what a hero is would change after dealing with some of the "Hajjis" over there, and having your ass pulled from death too many times to mention. 28) "Just remember that in Florida 2000, the victims were black and Latino voters who were, who were, um, just so callously and openly denied the opportunity to cast their vote in a scheme that was cooked in a backroom by rich and powerful white people. And in 2004, with the electronic voting machines, your votes are at risk too." -- Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney I love her the most. Not a day goes by that she's not screaming about racism. 27) "The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about." -- U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) It's always stolen, isn't it? If something doesn't go your way, it's stolen. Grow up already. 26) "Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process. There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president." -- Jimmy Carter I'd say the country failed abysmally in '76 when we elected you. Stagflation, saying America was in decline... Is there some reason you keep opening your yap? Take a hint from past presidents and STFU after you leave office. You became an embarrassment to the country after Reagan came in to show you how running a country should be done. 25) "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because He might not be there." -- Pat Robertson after the citizens of Dover voted against school board members who favored teaching intelligent design Pat, you're as much an embarrassment to the name Christian as Carter was to President. Because of your belief in Christ, I have no doubt you will find a way into Heaven. Because of that, it's my hope they have a padded room for you somewhere that the rest of us don't have to listen to your yammering. 24) "I felt like a n*gger." -- Ralph Nader on his run at the presidency in 2004. If that word wasn't considered so bad, I'd agree with you. On second thought Ralph, you're white trash, still living in the 60's, with ideas designed to destroy America through over-regulation. I guess, because of the above, you should have called yourself a negro. 23) "Meanwhile, every American who believes in racial equality and human dignity should sympathize with the rioters, not with the effete bigots on the Seine." -- Columnist Ralph Peters sides with the rioters over the French populace That is until the rioters end up on your doorstep, burning, looting, shooting, and destroying your property... Right, Ralphie? 22) "We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. If you look at it logically, it's something that was drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly was drilled into mine at that age. And you really can't be responsible when you are a kid for what adults put into your head." -- Bill Maher What can you say about Bill? Playing Devil's advocate gets old. Like Moby, Maher's 15 minutes and Playboy Mansion parties should have been over long ago. 21) "We want our Border Patrol agents chasing, you know, crooks and thieves and drug-runners and terrorists, not good-hearted people who are coming here to work. And therefore, it makes sense to allow the good-hearted people who are coming here to do jobs that Americans won't do a legal way to do so. And providing that legal avenue, it takes the pressure off the border." -- George Bush explains that we don't want the Border Patrol to actually stop illegal aliens Ohhhhh, George.... What the hell happened? Get your nose out of Vicente Fox's ass, and look at what's happening along the border. Here's an idea: Like James Carroll above, George should move his Crawford Ranch to the border and we'll see if he likes these animals on his land 24 hours a day, stealing, raping, and destroying property. Fox's ass may smell like roses, but it's time to come up for air. www.weneedafence.com 20) "Until your daddy learns that it's not 'fun' to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!" -- From a PETA booklet called "Your Daddy Kills Animals," which was designed to be handed out to children I don't understand PETA people. If you find a way to beat cancer using fluffy as a test subject, go for it. Here's another section of the populous that may benefit from a baseball bat to the skull, like Drew Barrymore. 19) "My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I'll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet...after 11 years of Republican majority we've pared it down pretty good...I am ready to declare ongoing victory (over spending)." -- Tom DeLay My second biggest beef with Republicans (my first is border control) is spending. Reagan is spinning in his grave. I know there's a war going on, and that's a good chunk of the spending, but we don't need about half of the civil service / government jobs that are currently active. Slim down the freakin' government, and get it out of my life. 18) "Look, unlike[ Andrew Sullivan], I'm a Jew, but I don't expect Arabs to pay tribute (at the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz) to my people's suffering while Jews, in the form of Israel and its supporters -— and in this I include myself — are causing much of theirs. Would Andrew want to go to a service in honor of the suffering of gay bashing bigots?" -- Eric Alterman compares the victims of the Holocaust to gay bashing bigots Eric lives and works in San Francisco. Need I say more? 17) "I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry." -- Louis Farrakhan speculates that New Orleans was deliberately flooded We need to get Calypso Louie and Cynthia McKinney together. Nothin' says luvin' like racists shackin' up together. His reliable source for this probably was Cynthia McKinney. 16) "[My new dog] Gudrun is named after the infamous Gudrun Ensslin who was the female leader of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an art terrorist group from the 70s. Terrorism was different then. It had a chicness to it, which made it seem less like a dangerous menace and more like fashion. -- Margaret Cho I poke fun at Moby and Maher with their 15 minutes ticking away, here's someone who extended her stay by jumping on the psychopath wagon. I often wonder what would happen if these freaks of nature were allowed to meet their heroes? Would Che Guevara, Charles Manson, or Gudrun Ensslin welcome them, or would they find a way to put them down as a threat? I'm guessing option number two. When you swim with sharks, don't expect to remain unscathed. 15) "It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them." -- Randall Robinson at the Huffington Post Why wasn't Jesse Jackson and Louie Fara-whatever down there immediately, helping these poor cannibals? What? Oh, you mean Randall was wrong, and people really get their news from Huffington, or the Daily Show? Wow, I'm sorry... 14) "They’ve had a very very direct, aggressive attack on the, on the media, and the way it’s handled. Probably the most flagrant example of that is the way they set up Dan Rather. Now, I mean, I have my own beliefs about how that happened: it originated with Karl Rove, in my belief, in the White House. They set that up with those false papers." -- Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), explains how Karl Rove was really behind Memogate Here's another wacky lib. Someone who I'm sure greeted the news that there were memos reportedly showing Bush as incompetent with glee. Then they find out the memos were forged, (FAKE WANDA, THEY WERE FAKE) and Maurice does a 180 with the usual lib tag line of: Karl Rove did it to make us look stupid. Let me say this, Maurice, nobody has to try. You guys are doing very well without Karl's help. 13) "Absolutely (I had sex with animals). I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule." -- Anti-abortion activist Neal Horsley tells people way more than they wanted to know about his teenage years Dude. Too much information. On the plus side, it was probably a cheap date. 12) "In contrast to New Orleans, there was only minimal looting after the horrendous 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan—because, when you get down to it, Japanese aren't blacks." -- Steve Sailer Why should they loot? They make all the electronics there, so they are much cheaper to buy. 11) "(The) idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong." -- Howard Dean There's nothing funny about this, and it makes me sad that a once great party has allowed the leadership to take them so low. 10) "This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they're poor, or if he thinks they're in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people." -- Air America's Randi Rhodes speculates that Bush wanted Democrats to die in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina This is usually the type of response I get from liberal people that wander in here. Scott, if you're reading, this is my basic response to you and your last post: Give me facts. Randi can't find any, so she makes up her stories as she goes along. I enjoy mouthing off here. That's what this place is for, but if you want to say I don't know what I'm talking about, or my source material is wrong, then prove it with facts from a reputable news outlet. 9) "What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there’s not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq....They target and kill journalists ... uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity...." -- Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley Journalists need a bat to the head as well. I don't think it would help, but it would feel good. Either that or a bull's-eye tee-shirt to wear around Iraq. 8) "On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. ..... On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor. I rarely use this word, and I'm sorry if it offends anyone, but these detainees were pussies. See above picture again. 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 regime--Pol Pot or others--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." -- Democratic Senator Dick Durbin Oh yeah, Dick "Turban" Durbin is a pussy too. 7) "George Bush doesn't care about black people...They're giving the Army permission to go down and shoot us." -- Kayne West on the rescue efforts in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina Shame nobody was in the television studio when you said that so we could find out if it were true. 6) "For those of you who do, as a matter of principle, oppose war in any form, the idea of supporting a conscientious objector who's already been inducted [and] in his combat service in Iraq might have a certain appeal. But let me ask you this: Would you render the same support to someone who hadn't conscientiously objected, but rather instead rolled a grenade under their line officer in order to neutralize the combat capacity of their unit?" -- University Professor Ward Churchill on supporting soldiers who frag their officers Also a shame that Kayne West wasn't standing next to Chief Churchill when he made the above comment. Two down with little fuss. Churchill is a joke, his statements are a joke, has been caught in lies numerous times, and shows just how far away from teaching real subjects the universities have moved. 5) "I was driving past the Pentagon when that plane hit. I had friends on that plane; this is deadly serious to me. They want to kill me and my children if they can. But if they just kill me and not my children, they want my children to be comforted -- that while they didn't protect me because they cut my taxes, my children won't have to pay any money on the money they inherit. That is bulls*** national defense, and we should say that." -- Ex-Clinton Aide Paul Begala explains that Republicans want to kill him Why you think you're important enough to kill is outside my understanding. The Secret Police and Black Helicopter Squad have more important people than you to eliminate. Just head back to your little CNN chair, mmkay? 4) "A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." -- A "humor bit" from the Randi Rhodes show As much as I dislike Clinton (Mr. and Mr..... I mean Mrs.) I would never use assassination humor. That's the lowest of the low. 3) "Do our government's poorly paid contract killers deserve our "support" for blindly following orders?" -- Ted Rall I thought Ted was a cartoonist. I was wrong. I find little, if anything, funny, or thought provoking in his work. Fine, it's his opinion, but try to make me think, ok? Angry rants are funny for a while, but get old and busted when you have nothing else to offer. Ted is old and busted. 2) "If I had my way, I would see Katherine Harris and Ken Blackwell strapped down to electric chairs and lit up like Christmas trees. The better to light the way for American Democracy and American Freedom!" -- Democratic Talk Radio's Stephen Crockett I'm surprised he used the words "Christmas" trees (since it's not PC to do so) and "electric chair" (since the liberal ideology seems to be you shouldn't execute anyone, just keep them locked up for life).... Oh, unless they are conservatives, then that's alright. Here's my Christmas wish: That Tookie Williams is strapped to the board on Tuesday and released of his earthly bond by sweet killing drugs. This story has so many Holly-weird connections, but I don't feel like a rant on this right now. Maybe on Tuesday if the Governator doesn't loose his nerve. 1) "Real freedom will come when [U.S.] soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors." -- Warren County Community College adjunct English professor, John Daly I simply shake my head at this and pass on the opportunity to show him a fool. They make it too easy most times. It's a liberal arts teacher. What do you expect?

Friday, December 09, 2005

From The "We Need A Fence" Department

Peggy Noonan has just laid out all my frustrations with the border control issue in a sane, non-frothing at the mouth way. Oh to be able to have her control when you really want to scream bloody murder at those in charge of immigration and the border patrol. A few high points include: Immigrants of old: Here is what is true of my immigrants and of the immigrants of America's past: They fought for citizenship. They earned it. They waited in line. They passed the tests. They had to get permission to come. They got money that was hard-earned and bought a ticket. They had to get through Ellis Island or the port of Boston or Philadelphia, get questioned and eyeballed by a bureaucrat with a badge, and get the nod to take their first step on American soil. And: Immigrants: (ILLEGALS) today: What does it mean that your first act on entering a country--your first act on that soil--is the breaking of that country's laws? What does it suggest to you when that country does nothing about your lawbreaking because it cannot, or chooses not to? What does that tell you? Will that make you a better future citizen, or worse? More respecting of the rule of law in your new home, or less? Now, if only someone in Washington (cough-Bush-cough) would listen. Read all of Peggy's article here

If You Ever Wondered

This story shows the definition of "Moran." Yes, I know the word should be spelled moron, but I really don't feel like explaining the meaning behind why the above is spelled "moran." Here is a good site with a little background on "Moran." Look here to see other pictures, and here for the whole story below. I like stupid or insane people. I really do. They make life more interesting and entertaining at the same time. Witness a Mr. Shawn Cox, who came to Washington, DC all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Cox was not on vacation, but he was site seeing... sort of. Mr. Cox came to DC to see Clinton. No, not the former president, or his man-thing wife... He came to see Chelsea. It seems nobody told Mr. Cox that climbing the White House fence will get you noticed by security before the fruit of Clinton's loins pays notice to you. It also seems that nobody told Mr. Cox that Clinton had evacuated the White House about 5 years ago. It is my assumption that Mr. Cox is a Democrat. There's no proof behind that statement except no self-respecting conservative would want anything to do with Bubba's and She-thing's daughter. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas man who was arrested after he jumped the fence onto the White House grounds this week reportedly was after Chelsea Clinton -- not anyone from President George W. Bush's family. According to a court-ordered report from the D.C. Department of Mental Health, Shawn Cox, 29, thought Clinton still lived at the White House. He thought he was destined to marry her. Yeah, definitely a Democrat.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Do You Also Have 200 Words To Describe Melting Ice?

Eskimos (No I don't call them Inuits) blame US for melting ice. Wow, I guess before too long we will be able to sell ice to the Eskimos. I've brought this up previously and never had anyone answer, so here it goes again: Prove to me that Global Warming even exists as a real human caused event, and more specifically, that humans have done more damage to the planet than normal, natural, events like volcanoes, tsunamis, etc. That's a trick question since it can't be done yet. And, if someone comes here and spouts off some ridiculous 5 year study, I'm going to delete your post immediately because you show your stupidity. Give me a study for the last 1000 years. Since we're dealing with a seriously large scale event, and this is not something that can be duplicated in a lab, I want conclusive proof. Nobody has it no matter what the tree-humping hippies say. Here's another question: Is it possible that volcanic eruptions around the world allow for more greenhouse gases to "damage" the planet than just about anything humans can throw at it? Answer: It's just as possible as any nutty we're killing ourselves with carbon monoxide rant. Here's the story. It makes me want to go club some seals... and I like seals. Eskimos are looking for a gravy train The people of the Arctic filed a landmark human rights complaint against the United States, blaming the world's No. 1 carbon polluter for stoking the global warming that is destroying their habitat. The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), representing native people in the vast, sparsely-populated region girdling the Earth's far north, said they had petitioned an inter-American panel to seek relief for Canadian and US Inuit. "For Inuit, warming is likely to disrupt or even destroy their hunting and food-sharing culture as reduced sea ice causes the animals on which they depend to decline, become less accessible, and possibly become extinct," said Robert Corell, who spearheaded an Arctic climate impact assessment. I guess we could just level the place and get it out of the way, but I know someone would call for an environmental impact study. Wusses! Attention Nuk-Nuk, just because you want to live in a lean-to in sub-freezing weather conditions, doesn't mean I have to give up the comfort of my airconditioner when it's 105 in the summer. Survive or die, adapt or perish, it's your call. In all seriousness, I would not have a problem with their complaint if it truly could be proven. As an example: If we spill oil in their backyard, I expect it to be cleaned up, and any party affected should be fully compensated. But blaming a global change brought about by one country... that's nuts. How about this Nuk Nuk... I'll donate $500.00 for you to purchase a refrigerator with ice maker. That way you can continually have material to repair your home after my CO2 gases have destroyed it. On second thought, you don't use electricity, so that won't work... Anyway, here's a few volcano climate sites:

Here and here, and this one even proposes it may be gases coming from ocean volcanoes that are causing an upswing in temperature

From the first site linked above: The major climatic affect that volcanoes have is due to the aerosol particles that are exploded into the troposphere by large eruptions. Even though there are many more small eruptions, unless the aerosols (and ash) makes it out of the troposphere to the stratosphere, it will be rained or snowed out in a short time. The aerosols that do reach the stratosphere can have two effects. If they are larger than about 2 microns, they allow incoming solar radiation to reach the Earth's surface but block outgoing heat radiation--this will contribute to global warming. On the other hand, if the aerosols are smaller than about 2 microns, they tend to block the incoming solar radiation--leading to global cooling. Pinatubo, for example, caused about a 1/2 degree C cooling of the Earth for the year or so following its big 1991 eruption. Here's the breakdown: Nobody knows conclusively. So someone tell Nuk Nuk to go climb back in his igloo.

Teetering On The Stairs..... And Falling

What happened to the Democratic party? The once great "Party of the People" is no more. A defeatist attitude from the Vietnam era has left the dems in a bind. Even the Washington Post is running articles stating the obvious: They just don't know when to stop. And that's a good thing. Note to Howard Dean... Keep it up, my man. Other papers are also showing the chinks in the Democratic arguments: http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=257038&Category=23 Examples include: The completely invisible (until now) Congressman Murtha (D-PA) and his spineless cronies call to "withdraw all U.S. troops in Iraq within six months" is a joke. One former and two current Marines I've spoken with say the man is entitled to his opinion, but should never mention again that he was Marine since comments like that do nothing to help the morale of the fighting men and women in Iraq. Joan Rivers impersonator, and possible male, California democrat Nancy Pelosi agreed with Murtha on the pullout. She/He also said: "...more than half of House Democrats support her."and Despite Pelosi's claims that she echoes the views of most members in her caucus, plenty of Democrats are cringing at her new high profile on an Iraq withdrawal. If that's the case, can anyone tell me why they would vote for a party that voices such negative thoughts? In a quick scramble: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the second-ranking House Democratic leader, have told colleagues that Pelosi's recent endorsement of a speedy withdrawal, combined with her claim that more than half of House Democrats support her position, could backfire on the party, congressional sources said. Howard Dean also can't seem to keep his mouth shut, and remains the gift that keeps on giving... to the Republicans. Dean made an insane declaration to a San Antonio radio station Monday saying that "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."

Others have also voiced a strange position that this war should not be viewed as one that can be won or lost. WTF? I say a little prayer every night thanking God we didn't have congressmen that wanted to bail during the long stretch of WW2. Because you know, we would not be able to win against facism, would we? It could be a tie, right? Morons. The real concern here is not their opposition to the war or policy. I have no problem with it if that is their honest view. The problem I see is their lack of confidence (read: backbone) when it comes to a fight that requires time. We're talking less than 4 years on a war that may take decades, and people want these spineless monkeys as US leaders? That frightens me. There have been many wars in the past that were not popular, but this is the first time (that I can find) opposition leaders have come out in force, in such a short period of time, to derail the war effort. It is the belief of this writer that it will hurt them in the long run. There have always been protestors, that's not new, but the politicians have lost their little minds with some newsbites they are allowing to escape their mouths. Have the dems (and some republicans) forgotten that some wars are not won in a few days, or a year? It was nice to wrap up Desert Storm, Grenada, and a few others over a couple of weekends, but that's not the norm. I don't understand why that fails to sink into their heads, and they suddenly align themselves with the "we can't win, we shouldn't win" crowd. Which brings me to my final point: The war is winnable, and justifiable, but nobody is reporting that, are they? The adage: If it bleeds, it leads takes center stage on the evening news. It's sad that there are few views of the good that is coming to Iraq. Wall Street Journal Opinion Under the sub-heading of: "Why aren't the media telling the whole story about Iraq?"

By : Don Rumsfeld

I love it when liberal panties get in a wad over what he says. What a guy.

(About this picture: If only) A few points: I don't put much faith in polls. Never have. But If this poll is somewhat correct, the dichotomy between the two views of a winnable (Republican) war, or a we will continue to lose (Democratic) war shows a vast gulf between the two parties that may never be spanned again. The following poll is from the Pew Research Center, and asked opinion leaders in the United States their views of the prospects for a stable democracy in Iraq. From the story: Here were some of the results: 63% of people in the news media thought the enterprise would fail. So did 71% of people in the foreign affairs establishment and 71% in academic settings or think tanks. Interestingly, opinion leaders from the U.S. military are optimistic about Iraq by a margin of 64% to 32%. And so is the American public, by a margin of 56% to 37%. Why does it not surprise me that the brainiacs, and those of the liberal arts bent believe failure is in the cards for Iraq? It seems their life outside of the academic and journalistic world, is a letdown compared to those in other industries. It could be they have to deal with facts, and differing opinion instead of constant reinforcement of beliefs. So, they hide in their classrooms and behind their editorial staff, fomulating ideas that are soundly disproved when shown the light of reasoning. The final statements are the most important, and Democrats could learn a few things about restoring confidence in them as a party with Rumsfeld's words below. First, here's my advice: Grow a pair, and stop sounding like a whining schoolgirl with a frog dropped down her blouse. Now, here's some ending thoughts from Rumsfeld: Quitting is not a strategy. Quitting is an invitation to more attacks and more terrorist violence here at home. This is not just an hypothesis. The U.S. withdrawal from Somalia emboldened Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. We know this. He has said so. The message retreat in Iraq would send to the free people of Iraq and to moderate Muslim reformers throughout the region would be that they can't count on America. The message it would send to our enemies would be: that if America will not defend itself against terrorists in Iraq, it will not defend itself against terrorists anywhere. What is needed is resolve, not retreat; courage, not concession. Rather than thinking in terms of an exit strategy, we should be focused on a strategy for success. The president's strategy focuses on progress on the political, economic, and security tracks. You can read that strategy paper on the White House's Web site.

Maybe Captain Capitulation could learn something from this article too. Then again, he believes our troops are terrorists, so maybe not.

Read the rest of Rumsfeld at the link above.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Got nothing today. Here's some Pinky and the Brain quotes. The Brain: So, you sacked the cocky khaki Kicky Sack sock plucker? Mr. Sackett: The second cocky khaki Kicky Sack sock plucker I've sacked since the sixth sitting sheet slitter got sick. The Brain: We're going to a place where the sun never sets, the size of your wallet matters, and actors and actresses slave all day. Pinky: We're going to Denny's? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but if you replace the P with an O, my name would be Oinky, wouldn't it? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, but where will we find an open tattoo parlor at this time of night? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but Zero Mostel times anything will still give you Zero Mostel. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but how will we get the Spice Girls into the paella? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but... Kevin Costner with an English accent? I dunno. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Well, I think so Brain, but balancing a family, and a career? Ooh, it's all too much for me. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Well, I think so Brain, but isn't Regis Philbin already married? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Well, I think so Brain, but if we didn't have ears, we'd look like weasels. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but pants with horizontal stripes make me look chubby. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but why would anyone want a depressed tounge? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Um... I think so, Brain, but what if the chicken won't wear the nylons? Pinky: Egad. You astound me, Brain. The Brain: That's a simple task, Pinky. The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but if Jimmy cracked corn, and no one cares, why does he keep doing it? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but we're already naked. The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but if we get "Sam spayed," we'll never have any puppies. The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but me and Pippi Longstocking... I mean, what would the children look like? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Uh... yeah, Brain, but where will we get rubber pants our size? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Well, I think so, Brain, but I can't memorize a whole opera in Yiddish. The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but the Rockettes, it's mostly girls, isn't it? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but how will we get a pair of Abe Vigoda's pants? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so, Brain, but can the Gummi Worms really live in peace with the Marshmallow Chicks? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Wuh, I think so, Brain, but wouldn't anything lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: Yes Brain, but if our knees bent the other way, how would we ride a bicycle? The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what... you know. Pinky: I think so, but... uh... something about a duck. The Brain: Tomorrow night, Pinky, we will come up with a new plan. One that isn't foiled by the atomic weight of gold. The Brain has made a list of the 5 things needed to be a country singer The Brain: Read the list to me, Pinky. Pinky: Okay. "Cowboy clothes." The Brain: Check. Pinky: Southern accent. The Brain: Check, Y'all. Pinky: Very good, Brain. "Working-class values." The Brain: I like beef jerky and the comedy stylings of Gallagher. Check. Pinky: A name consisting of no less than three words. The Brain: Just call me Bubba Bo Bob Brain. Check. Pinky: A height of at least six feet. The Brain: Che... Drats. The Brain: I'd like to thank all the little people I stepped on to get where I am today. The Brain: We must head to a place where overweight, middle-aged people go to party and throw away money. Pinky: Capitol Hill? The Brain: I will accept nothing less than mahogany. Pinky: There is no substitute for Diana Ross. The Brain: The entire world will beg to bow before me, their charismatic despot. The Brain: No, Pinky. Never use two drops of the formula. It would cause a reaction on the molecular level that is completely unpredictable. Pinky: Oh, I hate it when that happens. Narf. The Brain: Sigmund Freud would have had a field day with you, Pinky. Pinky: Ah, he liked sports then, did he? The Brain: Do you practice being dim or is it a natural talent? Pinky: Oh practice Brain. All day, EVERYDAY! The Brain: There are days I think I'd be more productive if my sidekick were a pliant corndog. The Brain: Pinky, there are times when I feel i'm bearing my soul to a tube of caulk. Pinky: Yum! Caulk! Pinky: Gee, Brain. What are we going to do tonight? The Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world.

Monday, December 05, 2005

It's Called PsyOps For A Reason

One of the most misunderstood, and seldom talked about elements of the war on terror is PsyOps. The program is integrated into the military as well as the CIA, and its purpose is to influence, persuade, and shape opinion without violence. It has been around since recorded history with great warriors like Sun Tsu and Genghis Khan. (Hey, I didn't say they were good people, I said they were great warriors) Modern versions of PsyOp techniques would be such diverse tactics as the air dropped pamphlets in Vietnam and Iraq, to the use of media with the likes of "Tokyo Rose" and "Baghdad Bob." The pamphlets might say something along the lines of "The Americans are here to help you", or Tokyo Rose would broadcast radio tirades during WW2 and tell the GIs their girlfriends and wives were cheating on them. Simple stuff really, but it can be effective. Sun Tzu understood dealing with perceptions and weaknesses of the mind, as well as how to exploit them:

"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him." - Sun Tzu, the Art of War Two great websites on the history and uses of PsyOp warfare can be found here and here. The idea has always been about deception and most importantly winning. As usual, the MSM sees it differently. Recently the MSM "uncovered" a story where American intelligence paid Iraqi newspapers to print planted news. And the problem here is....What? Apparently the MSM has forgotten (not that I believe they ever cared) who and what we are fighting for, or even if we win or lose. By the way, what do they think the VOA (Voice of America) does? Isn't it slanted just a tad toward being favorable to American views? The forgetfulness of the MSM, I think, is most evident on Sunday mornings. For the most part, Sunday morning talk shows are mind numbing affairs. Usually it's nothing more than talking heads (from both sides of politics) spouting off about useless matters. There was a time when shows like these were useful: That would be 1970. But thanks to cable news and the internet, I get more information now in one hour surfing (chanel and web) then when I filled up for the week on Sunday with David Brinkley, Charles Kuralt, and The McLaughlin Group. Every once and awhile you stumble across someone who makes me question the "Sunday talkies are crap" stance. In this case, it's John McCain. I cringe to think I'm quoting John McCain about the whole PsyOp thing, but he nails it on the head: Tim Russert, of Meet The Press, asked McCain: "But here we are trying to teach democracy and freedom of the press and the lack of state-sponsored censorship, if you will, and we're paying Iraqis to print articles?" McCain shot back (rather brilliantly, I might add): "If these are accurate stories then we should make every effort to get them out. We are in a propaganda war. This is a war for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people as well." Russert, apparently not getting the answer he wanted asked again: "But in principle you have no problem paying the Iraqis?" And McCain repeated for the either deaf, slightly retarded, or braindead Timmy (Timmay!) Russert, "If that's the standard procedure in Iraq - if that's what you need to do to get a story in one of these newspapers . . . . then I'm not terribly offended by it." The MSM has become a farce over the years. With alternative sources of news, it doesn't take a genius to see that. It also doesn't take much digging to come up with American news manipulation stories designed to harm instead of promote the good. Here's a few of the ones I found: The Washington Post - which won a Pulitzer Prize for its series on Little Jimmy, the 8-year-old heroin addict - which the paper had to give back once star Post reporter Janet Cooke admitted she'd faked the whole story. NBC aired video of an exploding GM truck gas tank - which was faked by their reporters. CBS has not yet discovered just who it was who forged President Bush's National Guard records - before Dan Rather committed professional suicide by putting them in the air. In a deliciously ironic twist of fate, shortly before airing a segment aimed at embarrassing the Bush administration by suggesting that it had staged a video conversation between the president and soldiers in Iraq, the Today show was caught staging . . . a video stunt. What bothers me about the story planting is not that we are doing it, but the White House reaction. They are playing this as a wrong that will be corrected. Why anyone would want to shut down something that would benefit America is beyond the grasp of my tiny conservative caveman brain. At least the plus side of the story is this: It's a non story. It means nothing to the average American. It only became a story because screeching, liberal news monkeys, decide to publish something that may or may not be true, but may also harm our troops. But, there's nothing new about that, is there? Story #2: The following cracks me up a bit. This is quite possibly the finest example of PsyOps. A poem in a school textbook has been removed by embarrassed education officials in Pakistan after it was found that the first letters of each line spelt out "President George W Bush." The 20-line anonymous poem, The Leader, lists the qualities of "a man who will do what he must" and bears a passing resemblance to Rudyard Kipling's If. Here's the poem. A little sappy, but still funny. THE LEADER by anonymous Patient and steadfast by all he must bear, Ready to accept every challenge with care. Easy in manner, yet solid as steel, Strong in his faith, refreshingly real, Isn't afraid to propose what is bold, Doesn't conform to the usual mold, Eyes that have foresight,for hindsight won't do, Never back down when he sees what is true, Tells it all straight, and means it all too, Going forward and knowing he's right, Even when doubted for why he would fight, Over and over he makes his case clear, Reaching to touch the ones who won't hear, Growing in strength, he won't be unnerved, Ever assuring he'll stand by his word, Wanting the world to join his firm stand, Bracing for war, but praying for peace, Using his power so evil will cease: So much a leader and worthy of trust, Here stands a man that will do what he must. I blame Karl Rove for this one. I can see him sitting awake at 3 in the morning, wanting to finish the poem, and thinking: "What rhymes with unnerved?" Then saying "Screw it. Word will work." and finishing off the remaining six stanzas. Pure genius!

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