March 31, 2005

R.I.P. Terri Schiavo

As you have no doubt heard. Terri Schiavo has at last gone to that place beyond pain and into the loving arms of eternity.

I found it particularly disgusting that her "loving" "husband" didn't even allow her parents to be with her for her final moments on Earth. This man scum is the lowest of the low. I will forbear making any other comments; a RCOB moment would serve no purpose. Yes, I know that the excuse was that they wished to conduct an "assessment" of Terri's condition, but since Michael was allowed to remain, so should her parents have been allowed to remain.
It was just one furthur indignity put upon them by what I consider to be a totally selfish and unfeeling man. They will forever mourn the loss of those last moments with their daughter.

I sincerely hope that a COMPLETE autopsy will be done at the Fla. Medical Center. This is the final phase of this whole sordid affair, and I pray that it won't be tainted by a perfunctory autopsy at a second class facility. There are too many questions that can only be answered by a thorough, dispassionatly professional medical autopsy. And I hope the results will bring charges against the author of this travesty. A vain hope, I know, but a person can dream, can't he?

Posted by Delftsman3 at 07:22 PM | Comments (2)

No Comment....

Don't worry, Spank yourself happy!

I thought I'd heard every justification for a BD/SM lifestyle before.....

Hey Mamamontezz, throw away that Zanax and bring me a paddle.....

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:20 AM | Comments (4)

Out of the mouths of babes...

I have written before about how I faal about the Ponzie scheme known as Social Security. I have gone through the data, compared it to what real life people have to do with their own finances, and have been excoriated by those on the "Progressive" Left as a scare-monger.

But the facts are, as is demonstrated by this 15 year old, the facts. He is a an example that there just yet may be some hope for the younger generation, if there are enough more like him. He cut right through the confusing charts and financial doublespeak to get to the heart of the matter, and found that the heart of Social Security should be on life support, if it is to survive for long.

Really folks, it IS simple mathmatics...when outlay exceeds income, there is a state known as bankruptcy. SS isn't there yet, but it will be if measures aren't taken, and soon. You have to remember that there is about a ten year lag time between taking action and seeing results, so saying that "SS is solvent untill "_____" is a little disengenious. This young man understands it, why do so many so called adults have so much trouble?

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:14 AM | Comments (2)

March 30, 2005

Somthing to Offend Everybody

On rereading my last post I realized that I intertwined two main thoughts that are interconnected into a near incomprhensible mish-mosh, but I just don't have the mental acuity to separate and expound/illuminate them right now.

I am sure it has ideas sure to anger a portion of people that don't care to see themselves referred to cowards of the worst sort, those that fool themselves into thinking they have taken a moral stand, when in reality they have no clue of what it takes to survive in the raw real world.

I thought, why limit myself? Hence, here are some bits of humor that contain something assurred to offend almost everybody. It's the PC thing to do isn't it?
Not fair to offend just one group;everyone must feel the same sense of rightious indignation!


What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball?
> > Juan on Juan
> >
> > What is a Yankee?
> > The same as a quickie, but a guy can do it alone.
> >
> > What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover ?
> > The position of the dirt bag
> >
> > Why is divorce so expensive?
> > Because it's worth it.
> >
> > What do you see when the Pillsbury Dough Boy bends over?
> > Doughnuts?
> >
> > Why is air a lot like sex?
> > Because it's no big deal unless you're not getting any
> >
> > What do you call a smart blonde?
> > A golden retriever.
> >
> > What do attorneys use for birth control?
> > Their personalities.
> >
> > What's the difference between a girlfriend and wife?
> > 45 lbs
> >
> > What's the difference between a boyfriend and husband?
> > 45 minutes
> >
> > What's the fastest way to a man's heart?
> > Through his chest with a sharp knife.
> >
> > Why do men want to marry virgins?
> > They can't stand criticism.
> >
> > Why is it so hard for women to find men that are sensitive, caring,
> > and good-looking?
> > Because those men already have boyfriends.
> >
> > What's the difference between a new husband and a new dog?
> > After a year, the dog is still excited to see you
> >
> > What makes men chase women they have no intention of marrying?
> > The same urge that makes dogs chase cars they have no intention of
> > driving.
> >
> > Why don't bunnies make noise when they have sex?
> > Because they have cotton balls.
> >
> > What's the difference between a porcupine and BMW?
> > A porcupine has the pricks on the outside.
> >
> > What did the blonde say when she found out she was pregnant?
> > "Are you sure it's mine?"
> >
> > Why does Mike Tyson cry during sex?
> > Mace will do that to you.
> >
> > Why did OJ Simpson want to move to West Virginia ?
> > Everyone has the same DNA.
> >
> > Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact?
> > Breasts don't have eyes.
> >
> > Did you hear about the dyslexic Rabbi?
> > He walks around saying "Yo."
> >
> > Why do drivers' education classes in Redneck schools use the car only
> > on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?
> > Because on Tuesday and Thursday, the Sex Ed class uses it.
> >
> > Where does an Irish family go on vacation?
> > A different bar.
> >
> > Did you hear about the Chinese couple that had a retarded baby?
> > They named him "Sum Ting Wong
> >
> > What would you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the
> > other?
> > A speech impediment.
> >
> > What does it mean when the flag at the Post Office is flying at
> > half-mast?
> > They're hiring.
> >
> > What's the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo?
> > A southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the
> > cage
> > along with... "a recipe".
> >
> > How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word?
> > Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell *BINGO*!
> >
> > What's the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern
> > fairytale?
> > A northern fairytale begins "Once upon a time..." A southern fairytale
> > begins "Y'all ain't gonna believe this shit..."
> >
> > Why is there no Disneyland in China ?
> > No one's tall enough to go on the good rides

I'm going back to bed to rest up for the onslaught of criticism.....

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:13 AM | Comments (2)

TELL ME these men AREN'T heroes!

the battlefield is a place of stark terror and striving to survive just another hour....and many of our finest and bravest young men have paid terrible prices for doing what they perceive as their duty for their country. They are the "Rough Men" that ensure that we can sleep safe at night, I honor them all.

Many of the Kum-Ba-Ya crowd point to these heroes that have suffered grieviously as a reason to pull out of the battle, saying that they have paid too high a price, but what do many of those injured say?

Although they bear lifelong loss and pain, many of them are actively working to try to regain their active duty positions with their units. They feel that the job isn't finished yet, and they still want to do their part. NOT just in desk jobs in a safe base here at home, but back on the battlefield with the same units that they were injured fighting alongside with.

Should they wish to, they could retire with a disablity pension with no man to find fault with it, they have done their bit for God and Country, but rather than just fade into the humdrum of the rest of their lives, they want to rejoin their brothers-in-arms and continue the fight for what they believe in.

I can only stand in awe of their dedication and their bravery, and strengthen my own resolve to support them in any manner I can. That includes showing up the Kum-Ba-Ya crowd for what it is, in large part; a group of cowards without the will and courage to fight for their home and their way of life.

Yes, I know that some may honestly believe that war in any circumstance is wrong, and would rather bear the penalties imposed by society for their belief, and those people I can honor for the courage of their convictions, but by far the greater number are merely spoiled children that take it for granted that our way of life is as it is because "thats the right way", and are unwilling to take any personal risks in the defense of that way of life. They would reather be safe subjects rather than free citizens. And that attitude permeates every area of their so called political thought. They are the first to ask "what can the government do FOR me", "how can the government protect ME from that which I fear?" It all revolves around the "me". And since they feel that they can do little for themselves, they want the government to do it all for everyone. (because if I can't do it, how can anyone else?)

They don't realize just how special we in America have it, and the reason we have our way of life is because brave men and women put their very lives on the line to maintain and defend that way of life.

They bemoan the cost of liberty in lives and blood, but without people willing to pay that terrible price, liberty would not long endure.

May the K-B-Y'ers never have to be put to the test, for they are too weak. Should the "rough Men" fail, the K-B-Y'ers will make excellant servants slaves to the conquerers.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 12:47 AM | Comments (1)

March 28, 2005

Lame Stream Media F's up ...again

My favorite nephew and blog-brother SlagleRock has a post on an issue that only an veteran or current military member can speak to, namely using the images of active members of the military in a story about something that most members would find distasteful at the least.

Harpers claims that the images are "decoration for the pages". Having your image portrayed in (even if only periphally) connection with something that is antithetical to everything you hold dear is NOT "decoration", it is an insult to every person so portrayed.

Harpers should print an apology to every Marine in that "decoration".

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:04 PM | Comments (2)

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, but it's difficult to really get interested in much of anything when you're hacking a lung up, at tleast that's what it feels like I've been doing for the last couple of days.....

During a temporary respite, I came across this link at Rantings of a Bitter Man.

All too often, the MSM media will cherry pick the surviving families of soldiers killed in Iraq to support their "quagmire-another Viet Nam" meme.

This time, it was a truly inspirational story honoring the real sacrifice made by an outstanding member of the Military, and the justified pride his family had for the actions of their son. PFC Michael W. Franklin truly lived the maxim that "no greater love has a man than laying down your life for your fellow man". May he find his justly earned peace.

Well, I feel another session of hacking coming on......hope the antibiotics do their magic soon! Hope top post something witty and interesting soon, please bear with me.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 08:39 PM | Comments (1)

March 25, 2005

Just Rambling...again

Posting will be light today, seems the evil Bronchitus Imp has found an abode to his liking within my lungs. It's not too severe as of yet, but I know from bitter experience just how quickly The B-I expands his domain and starts inviting his brothers Pneumonia and Pleurisy to take up residence with him if he isn't dealt with agressively from the start. So I intend to try to stay warm under multiple coverlets and drink hot tea and sleep as much as I can between coughing sessions. Hopefully my Doc will have gotten the message I left him and will write me a scrip for the meds I need to start the battle in earnest.

While I have a short respite, I thought I might point you to some alternate reading....

Mamamontezz has an interesting peek in a possible future scenerio leading from the Schiavo case. And not to be outdone by his Blog-mama, SlagleRock has his own little take on the matter.

Looks like Lord Spatula and Acidman are having a little disagreement, a little spat, a tiff.....hell it looks like they want to go into all out war. They need to go to a quiet place and have a few beers and work it all out... A Hillbilly/Cracker and A fiery tempered Texas interesting matchup to say the least.

Kim du Toit has a great picture to start the week-end period of Debauchery. Girl, Gun and Country, what more could one wish?

If you ever wanted to know the Inner Dax Montana ? Read the interview. Just Damn!

And to disprove the DemoncRat meme that conservatives are in lock step with the GOP, here's a rant by my most Illustrious Emperor Darth Misha l See Wanda? when President Bush is correct, we support, when he's incorrect, we excoriate. The general rule with any politition is that he/she's a necessary evil, don't trust, and verify everything he/she says/does.

I'm going to bed, call me in a ....

Posted by Delftsman3 at 08:54 PM | Comments (2)

March 24, 2005

A Serious Petition

Drink This had a link to a petition that should be of concern for all Americans.

Forget that Bill O'Reilly is the sponser, even an ass such as he can come up with a good idea once in a while. It is a mainstay of our system that the Citizens have the right to petition the government for the redress of grievences, and what is more grievous than the state of our border security these days?

I don't know how effective this will be, but unless we can get a large number of petitioners, it won't be effective at all. It is every citizens responsibility to hold their government accountable for it's actions, or in this case, LACK of action. If you don't step up to your responsibility, don't blame the government, because Horatio, the fault lies within YOU.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 06:09 PM | Comments (1)

Just Damn!

She says:"Honey, will you please scrape the ice off the car while I get ready for work?"

Hubby, being the kind hearted soul he is, says "Sure, Sweetheart"

Then he gets outside and finds that she had looked out the window before making her (seemingly reasonable) request:

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The poor sap, will he NEVER learn?

H/T to Hawk for the pic.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 05:44 PM | Comments (0)


Doc Rampage has a thought provoking post on the willingness of the MSM to air anything that may be embarrassing to the Republicans, wether there is any truth in the allegations an optional item.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 05:32 PM | Comments (0)

Real World definitions

How about some humorous definitions to bring a smile to your lips?

1. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at
one end and a fool at the other.

2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day
internationals are more popular than a five day test.

3. Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his
bachelor degree and a woman gains her master.

4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage

5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes
of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through
"the minds of either".

6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the
number present.

7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that
everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power
is defeated by feminine water-power ..

9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage.

10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody
listens & everybody disagrees later on.

11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a
feeling you have never felt before.

12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous
home life.

15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open
their mouth.

16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more
than you actually do.

17. Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and
sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

19. Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.

20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to
be spoken of when dead.

21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a
way that you actually look forward to the trip.

22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he
accidentally falls into a river.

23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower
says in midway "See I am not injured yet."

24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter
in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.

25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

26. Father : A banker provided by nature.

27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that
he got caught.

28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late
when you are early.

29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and
your Confidence after.

30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills
you with his bills.

31. Computer Engineer : One who gets paid for reading such

Hat tip to Mamamontezz, thanks for cheering me up Honey!

Posted by Delftsman3 at 05:16 PM | Comments (0)

German Media Bias

Davids MedianKritik has a great post demonstrating just why mant Germans feel the way they do about Americans. When all you get is "reporting" portraying charicatures, what else would you expect?

Posted by Delftsman3 at 04:23 PM | Comments (0)

March 23, 2005

Great Link

Sir George has an excellant post up at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler about the deeper ramifications of the Schiavo case. I concur with him completely. As usual, George clearly and brilliantly makes his case.
It DOES matter that we stood on the side of life.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:58 PM | Comments (1)

Explosion in Texas

BP's largest oil refinery in Texas experienced a massive explosion this afternoon,with residents living as far away as 5 miles feeling the side effects of the explosion.

There is no word yet on the total number of fatalities, but at least 29 refinery workers were hospitalized. Say a prayer for the recovery of those injured and that the total number of fatalities is low.

There is no hint of the cause of the tragedy as of yet. I pray that it wasn't a result of a terrorist action, and find it frightening that such a speculation has to come to mind immediatly, before an investigation has even begun to be organized, but that is the reality of the times we live in.

I know it sounds crass to bring up the commercial aspects at this time, but I can't help but wonder how this incident will affect national gas prices, given that we just lost a large segment of our refining capacity. At one time we had over 150 large refineries, but due to the actions of some of the loonier environmentalist groups, that number has been brought down to around 20, with any proposed new facilities facing almost insurmountable roadblocks into ever becoming reality. This event should serve as a warning to us just how vunerable we are to relatively small scale actions in one of the most vital sectors of our economy. Putting too many vital eggs in one small basket is tantemount to societal suicide.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 10:20 PM | Comments (4)

Romance Covers

If you need a good laugh, I found this link at Lucianne.

Amazing what a little skill in Photoshop can do to bring on a hearty belly laugh!

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:48 PM | Comments (0)

Krauthammer Speaks

Charles Krauthammer has a great op-ed piece on the Terri Schiavo case, and I find that, as usual, he lays it all out in a clear and logical manner. His concluding suggestion is one that I believe should be seriously considered for the future.

It's often been said that hard cases make for bad law, and this one certainly hasn't been an exception to that rule. When the Congress intervened in what was essentially a states law case, it's the lip of a very slippery slope for all of us.
However, I can see where the main Florida State Court judge was arbitrarily using only one side's "evidence" in making his decisions, and I don't see any other venue where succor could have come from. As Mr Krauthammer stated, we're faced making a choice between a legal travesty and a human tragedy,
Mr. Krauthammer was correct when he said that no matter the result, there is no good outcome to this case.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:28 PM | Comments (0)

March 22, 2005

Just Rambling.....

I woke up after 4 hrs sleep after driving 14 hours straight, and have been up for 12 hours now....I was hoping that inspiration would hit, and I would be making a Great Post; the kind of post that keeps readers coming back for more,and telling all their friends to "go READ this!". Alas, I haven't come up with a single blessed idea worthy of the title. So I'm going to go into random existential mode and se if my sub-concious may be working better than my for-brain.

Let me see.....Terri Schiavo....everyone is talking about the poor woman, and all sides are wrong in some items,and right in others. I'm appalled with the whole situation. I don't believe that Congress should ever have gotten involved, but I don't think the courts in Florida acted correctly either.

Terri Schiavo is NOT on life support, she was merely being fed and hydrated through a gastro tube. There is enough evidence to show that her husband worked against her best interest for years, not providing any rehabilitative care, despite being awarded a large sum of money in a mal-practice suit to provide just such care. There really is no concrete evidence that Terri would have wished to starve to death rather than continue on in her present state, other than the word of her husband, and a few family members, indeed, we really don't KNOW her true present state, due to the fact that Mr. Schiavo has refused to allow any brain scans to determine the level of brain activity. There are far too many unanswered questions to allow this farce to go on. Secondly, even if euthanasia was warrented; to kill a person in this manner is just too terrible to contemplate, and make no mistake, this IS the killing of a person, not the cessation of "heroic measures" of life support.

If the Government proposed the same method to execute a convicted felon, the same people crying "to let Terri die" would be up in arms at the "cruel" method chosen to execute a deserving criminal.

I am worried that the nose of the camel is in the tent when the federal Government starts intervening in what should be decided at the State level, but the State courts have shown themselves as being ill-equipped to handle tough cases such as this too, with vital testimony from interested parties not being allowed into evidence, and the unsupported testimony of NOT-disinterested parties to hold sway without regard to medical testimony to the fact, some of Mr. Schiavo's "expert medical testimony" came from doctors that NEVER even examined Terri in person, just vidio footage and incomplete medical summeries. (incomplete, since Mr. Schiave refused to allow any tests that might contradict his wishes to allow Terri to die) Thats inexecusable.
I don't know the total answer, but where there is this much confusion, I would think it wise to err on the side of life.

Wanda at Podunt Post has her own post on Terri Schiavo....we don't agree on much, but I'm gratified to see that we basically agree on this, with her interesting addend that she sees just how bad this makes the Democrats look, something I hadn't even considered untill I read her post. Considering her views, this is a major breakthrough; she didn't even call us repugnicans! (Your journey to the Dark Side has begun Wanda! LOL)

Right Wing Rocker has a post up on how he feels about the 2nd Amendment. It's all been said before, here and on many other blogs, but thjis is a topic that it seems MUST be kept hot to keep our freedoms alive.

Mamamontezz shows her writeing prowess with a little prose poem as an ode to Spring. (and you wonder WHY I married her? How could I not?)

Here's a picture of Lord Spatula and Mamamontezz doing the live-blogging updates for those of the VRWC that couldn't attend the Blogfest in person.
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And here's a shot of those of us who made it to Lord Spatula's apartment for the "train wreck Stew" (which was DELICIOUS, btw!)
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Thats Lord Spatula in the forground, with his pooch,Next row, from the left is that ever so Humble Devil Dog (the second smartest man I've ever talked to!), LC Beth (thanks again for the great job you did organizing!), the ever witty Zippo the Pirate (We have GOT to get together and party soon!), Me (Thanks for lending me the weapon El Capitan!)
Next row, Eric, long suffering, but ever cheerful husband of Denita 2D, El Capitan, a man large both in stature and in intelligence, Denita of the 2 Dragons(GREAT Tat!)and her son Zane, the Indefatiguable, The most High Emperor Darth Misha l (may praises be forever heaped upon his name!), Random Numbers(interesting to discuss any subject with) and his forbearing wife (darlin', you NEED to get a blog!), and last, but certainly NOT least, Mamamontezz, the love of my life.

Well it ain't much, but thats all I could dredge up for now....maybe the juices will flow more freely (and coherently) with a little more sleep.

I just want to say to ALL the attendees at the Blogfest, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindness and courtesy You showed to Mama and I, and Special Kudos to Lord Spatula and LC Beth for their fantastic job in organizing and keeping the event as wonderful as it was.

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A Soldier tells about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the US flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock.

The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly, "yes, I always wear it and I probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind the soldier stepped forward, putting his arm around his shoulders, and nodding towards the soldier, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: "Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Posted by Delftsman3 at 10:27 AM | Comments (0)

Blogfest 2005

Well, Mamamontezz and I got safely home after a long, but enjoyable drive lasting from 6:30 PM Sunday to 8:35 AM Monday. She even let ME do all the driving! For those of who don't know Mama, thats...unusual, to say the least.

We had an INCREDIBLE time at the Blog-fest, everyone there went out of their way to make us feel, not just welcome, but like a part of their extended family.

All Kudos to Beth and Lord Spats for a truly wonderful experience being had by all.

I finally found a cowboy hat that really fits, as a memento of the event.

The only disappoinment was that Kim du Toit and Connie couldn't get away to put in an appearance, but hopefully, maybe next year...

One of the highlights for me was to finally meet Misha for the first time in the meat world; he was even more of a gentleman than I had thought.

Sometimes you meet people in person you have only known on-line and are disappointed with the reality, but I must say that EVERYONE who attended was even better in person.

To that one person who knows who he is, that item for the boat-anchor computer has been ordered, and should arrive in a week or so. I am eternally grateful for your kindness and generosity.

I'm going to bed and sleeping for an extended period....more to come later.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 12:37 AM | Comments (4)

March 19, 2005


Well,Mama and I arrived in Dallas at 2:45 AM last night after a 14 hr drive. It would have only been 12 3/4 hrs, but the highways in Dalls are, to say the least, confusing to this neophyte from Indy. Bur we madw it safe and sound, and the people are even better than I would have believed.

I probably won't be posting untill Monday after our return to the Hoosier state.

In the meantime, check out the blogroll and support the 'sphere....

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March 16, 2005

The GFW Agenda

I made a post a couple of days ago about the goal of the GFW's with universal registration ie, the total eleimination of private firearms, and I got a couple of e-mails telling me that I was a Neanderthal that was seeing a conspiracy theory where there was none to be seen.

One e-mailer told me that "surely I couldn't argue with keeping tabs on who owns guns, for the public safety". And that the (GFW'S) "people that try to put into effect gun registration/licensing are only making common sense the law".

Well, Yes, I CAN argue with that false premise. Every major gun control group has only ONE goal in mind; nothing less than the total banning of ANY private firearms. They know that they don't have the public support for a total ban right now, so they are working towardes their goal with an incremental set of laws, licenses, and anti-gun propaganda.

Don't believe me? Well read these meeting notes from a Handgun Control Inc. planning meeting on December 17,1993.
This was their agenda for regulations they thought could be enacted in 1994:


* Ban of all clips holding over 6 bullets.
* Ban on all semiautos which can fire more than 6 bullets without reloading.
* Ban of possession of parts to convert arms into miliary configuration.
* Ban on all pump shotguns capable of being converted to more than 5 shots without reloading.
* Banning of all machine guns, destructive devices, short shotguns/rifles and assault weapons.
* Banning of Saturday Night Specials.
* Banning of Non-Sporting Ammunition
* Arsenal licensing (for possession of multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition)
* Elimination of the Department of Civil Marksmanship.
* Ban on possession of a firearm within a home located within 1000 feet of a schoolyard.
* Ban on all realistic replicas/toy guns or non-firearms capable of being rendered realistic.
* The right of the victim of gun violence to sue manufacturers and dealers to be affirmed and perhaps, aided with money from government programs.
* Taxes on ammo, Dealers licenses & guns to offset the medical costs to society.
* The eventual ban on all semiautomatics (regardless of when made or caliber).

This was #16 on their long term goal agenda:

16. EVENTUAL BAN OF HANDGUN POSSESSION This may be closer to reality than many of us think. Handguns are becoming increasingly unpopular and we think that within five years we can enact a total ban on possession at the federal level.

Do you honestly think that they have eased up their position in the intervening years? If you do, please pass the fairy dust, cause I would like my world to be all rosy light too.

If you want to keep one of the basic rights that this country was founded on, you'd better educate yourself and join us in the fight. Even if you don't care to exercise your 2nd. Amendment rights personally; if that right is overturned, which one will be next? Still think I'm a "Chicken Little"?

Well this is part of their long-range lobbying talking points:

Legal Point 3: Suing the makers of toy-replica guns, toy weapons and violent entertainment: One of the purveyors of violence to society, companies which profit from violence would eventually be identified and made legally responsible for the violent acts inspired by their products. A study would have to be created to link these companies to those actions taken as a result of their products. Threat of legal action would convince many manufacturers and distributors that other nonviolence-related recreational materials and toys, would make them fiscally accountable for the cost to society incurred as a result of their merchandise. Items could include: violent video games, television shows, movies, videotapes, water guns, super soakers, electronic noise guns, replica guns, toy weapons like swords, batons, martial arts items. Tort law as we know it may not have to undergo a change in order to facilitate these actions. As many people know, it is not necessary to actually win in order to affect change, since the constant threat of legal action will induce change in the way people do business. People all know that the real fiscal effect of repeated legal actions can bankrupt a peddler of violence just as well as winning a large settlement. Any additional ideas or proposals should be directed to our Washington D.C. office for collation, investigation and discussion.

Take note of the fact that they know that they don't even have to win any legal cases to make their agenda fact....Just how many times can even a large toy company such as Mattel undergo the legal costs of defending in Federal lawsuits before they decide that the cost is too high to sustain and stay in business making any toy deemed by these Facists as "unsuitable"?

Hat tip to Kim du Toit for the link.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 08:20 AM | Comments (5)

Even when we're correct...

The train was quite crowded, so the U. S. Marine walked the entire
length looking for a seat, but the only seat left was taken by a
well-dressed, middle-aged, French woman's poodle.

The war-weary Marine asked, "Ma'am, may I have that seat?"

The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular,
"Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat."

The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was
under that dog.

"Please, ma'am. May I sit down? I'm very tired."

She snorted, "Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!"

This time the Marine didn't say a word, he just picked up the little
dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.

The woman shrieked, "Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in
his place!"

An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up, "Sir, you Americans often
seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in
the wrong hand. You drive your autos on the wrong side of the road.

And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 04:09 AM | Comments (1)

Women's Humor


She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.


While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with
communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the
instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know
the things that are important to each other."
He addressed the man,
"Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and
whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?

The rest of the story gets rather ugly, so I'll stop right here.

A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down
the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

He answers that he is looking for a box of
tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct
aisle. A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of
cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.

She says, confused, "Sir, I thought you were looking for
some tampons for your wife?
He answers, " You see, it's like this, yesterday, I sent
my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes,
and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling
papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo-ooo much cheaper.

So, I figure if I have to roll my own . so does she.

( I figure this guy is the one on the milk carton! )

A couple drove down a country road for several miles,
not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an
argument and neither of them wanted to concede their
position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats,
and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically,

"Relatives of yours?"

"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."


I know I'm not going to understand women.
I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax,
pour it onto your upper thigh,
rip the hair out by the root,
and still be afraid of a spider.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 03:54 AM | Comments (0)

We MUST control the Borders

I have been excoriating the Bush administration for overly lax border control.
This story is the reason why.

The FBI managed to stop this plan to import deadly weapons into the US. What about the other plots that are out there? It's often been quoted that "the terrorists only have to succeed once, or we can only fail once" for an incident on the scale of 9/11 to occur again.

I give the FBI kudos for stopping them....THIS TIME. With borders that are leaking like a sieve, it's a testament to their ability that we haven't had another major incident as of this time.

We the people need to do our part and let the Administration know that we will no longer tolerate their seemingly insane border policies. The politicians are afraid of the PC screamers, we need to let them know that we don't agree with the screamers and we demand that our borders be made secure to the best of our ablity with a free society.

There will be an incident, sooner rather than later, it's just the law of averages that the terrorists will succeed, and with the strictures inhereant in a free society, our borders will never be totally leak proof without losing that freedom we hold dear, but that doesn't mean that we throw up our hands and just say Que sera sera.

There are measures that can be taken that will heighten our security considerably without infringing on our freedom, all it takes is the political will to employ them.

We can no longer equate stopping open intrusion of our borders with racism as the PC screamers would have it. It's not, it's self defense.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 03:42 AM | Comments (0)


A friend sent me this today...pretty much sums up my attitude toward most government.

In my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word "service."
"The act of doing things for other people."

Then I heard the terms:

Internal Revenue Service
Postal Service
Telephone Service
Civil Service
Selective Service
City/County Public Service
Customer Service
Service Stations

I became confused about the word "service." This is not what I thought "service" meant.

Then today, I overheard two farmers talking and one of them mentioned that he was having a bull over to "service" a few of his cows.

SHAZAM! It suddenly all came into clear perspective.
Now I understand what all those "service" agencies are doing to us.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 03:20 AM | Comments (0)

Firearms "fingerprinting"

Kevin at The Smallest Minority has a great post up on Firearms/ammo "fingerprinting" and why it's a program that shouldn't be enacted in law....for the best of reasons; it just DOESN'T work.

Where it has been enacted, it is a program that has cost upwards of $16 Million dollars, without a SINGLE crime having been solved. The technology doesn't work, can be easily fooled, and is a massive drain on scarce law enforcement resources. Let's just hope the politicians have the sense to stop throwing money down a rathole.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 03:15 AM | Comments (0)

March 14, 2005

Senior Bus Trip

A senior citizens' group charters a bus from San Angelo, TX to Branson. As they entered Missouri, an elderly woman comes up to the driver and says, "I've just been molested!"The driver felt that she had fallen asleep and had a dream. So he tells her to go back to her seat, and sit down.

A short time later, another old woman comes forward, and claims that she was just molested. The driver thought he had a bus load of old wackos, but who would be molesting those old ladies? About 10 minutes later, a third old lady comes up and says that she'd been molested too. The bus driver decides that he'd had enough, and pulls into the first rest area. When he turns the lights on and stands up, he sees an old man on his hands and knees crawling in the aisles. "Hey gramps, what are you doing down there?" says the bus driver..

"I lost my toupee. I thought I found it three times, but every time I grab it, it runs away..."

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:29 PM | Comments (1)

ONLY in Canada!

Only a Canadian.......

From the province where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story.

Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a Lethbridge, Alberta bar. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the street for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five vehicles, the man managed to find his car which he fell into. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a fine dry night) flicked the blinkers on, then off, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as more vehicles left.

At last he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the road. The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test.

To his amazement the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken." "I doubt it", said the truly proud Canadian,

"Tonight I'm the Designated Decoy."

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:23 PM | Comments (0)

Joke of the Day

Who said that Catholics can't laugh at themselves?

A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done. The monsignor replied, "When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip."

So the next Sunday he took the monsignor's advice. At the beginning of the sermon, he got nervous and took a drink. He proceeded to talk up a storm. Upon return to his office after mass, he found the following note on his door:

1. Sip the Vodka, don't gulp.

2. There are 10 commandments, not 12.

3. There are 12 disciples, not 10.

4. Jesus was consecrated, not constipated.

5. Jacob wagered his donkey, he did not bet his ass.

6. We do not refer to Jesus Christ as the late J.C.

7. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not referred to as Daddy, Junior, and the Spook.

8. David slew Goliath, he did not kick the shit out of him.

9. When David was hit by a rock and knocked off his donkey,
don't say he was stoned off his ass.

10. We do not refer to the cross as the Big T!

11. When Jesus broke the bread at the Last Supper he said, "Take this and eat it, for it is my body", he did not say, "Eat me."

12. The Virgin Mary is not referred to as the, "Mary with the Cherry".

13. The recommended grace before a meal is not: "Rub-A-dub-dub, thanks for the grub, yeah God". and finally...

14. Next Sunday there will be a taffy-pulling contest at St.Peter's, not a peter-pulling contest at St. Taffy's.

Blatently stolen borrowed from Your Moosey Fate

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:09 PM | Comments (1)

Declaration of Independence

Geert Wilders has issued his "Delaration of Independence" in his first speech in forming a new political party. I find myself in total agreement with Mr. Wilders and wish him success in his venture. Placing freedom as the central core of your political philosophy is always the best course of action to take in IMHO. Freedom doesn't mean that you accept every conflicting idiology as equivilent, just that you give those conflicting idiologies a voice. Those that are the best will always rise to the top, AS LONG as the population is educated and aware, and stays involved.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 08:24 PM | Comments (0)

March 12, 2005

Oz is Lala Land

Let me get this straight....The government of NSW in Australia conducted a search of registered shooters and confiscated/destroyed over 43,000 weapons on specious "storage safety violations".

Now we have a story about a man who ADMITS to two murders; DNA evidence found at the scene of one of the murders ties him to the murder. Prosecutors have testimony that the defendant admited commiting the murders.

He has been in jail for 16 months awaiting trial for the murders, and today, he's a free man. Why? Because the judge in the case ruled that the DNA evidence was "damning to the defendant", and might cause a jury to "unfairly" convict him?!?! A court source said: "The evidence would be too prejudicial for the jury to hear, they would naturaly assume from some of the evidence, that he was guilty. Um....isn't that the reason for evidence? Any evidence that shows guilt will naturaly bias the jury into believeing the defendant is guilty, if it didn't, it wouldn't be evidence, would it?

Just WHAT are they drinking/smoking/ingesting in Oz that leads to such Idiotarian behaviour?!?

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:24 PM | Comments (2)


The Smallest Minority has a link to a story in Australia. Seems that the New South Wales Police did a "surprise weapons safety audit" of registered shooters...result? 43,000 weapons were confiscated and later destroyed.

One owner had over $3,000 worth of weapons confiscated, along with a $300. fine and $190. in court costs assessed.
His crime? The key to his gun safe was found on his key rack, and the safe was easily visible in his bedroom.

The GFW's are always saying that registration is just a safety measure to ensure that firearms are traceble and only owned by those legally entitled to do so, and that there would never be a time that confiscation of legal weapons would ever occur. Funny, thats what the Australian government told their gun owners too..and now thousands of firearms owners in Australia have found out the truth of that lie.

Forgetting the fact that LEGAL owners commit an extremly tiny fraction of gun related offences, which makes the tracebility argument moot, the second part of the reasoning is even more specious. Criminals will NEVER register anyway, thats why they are called criminals. The ONLY practical use of registration is for the convenience of the police when it's been decided that it's politically feasable to conduct a confiscation of said firearms (for the public safety, of course).

I will state for the record here that I don't own any weapons, and should they come to my home to confiscate the weapons I don't own, they had best be wearing the best body armor availible. I will turn my weapons/ammunition bullet at a time.

Radical? If you call standing up for your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms radical, I guess it is.

Let them take the weapons and ammunition peacefully and fight them in court? IF it comes to the point that they do a house search to take weapons just because I am a registered firearms owner, it will be too late to take that course of action, and this will no longer be the country I know and love.

That is why I believe that any registration schemes must be fought from ever being enacted. Registration is only the first step in an incremental program to confiscate. The two may be separated by a period of years, or even decades, but as surely as the sun rises in the east, one will inevitably follow the other.

Responsible firearms owners must stay alert and fight any registration program from ever beginning. If they don't, sooner or later, they will no longer BE firearms owners.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 08:42 PM | Comments (2)

Saddam, The UN, & Bribery

HERE'S an interesting little tidbit of information...Seems Saddam offered the head ot the UN Inspection team a $2 Million dollar bribe if he were to doctor his reports to the UN to "make them right".

The official did the right thing and didn't accept the bribe, and reported it to the Volker Commission. One does have to wonder many of the Inspectors were offered bribe money, and did any accept.

And of course, the main question, WHY would Saddam have to bribe anyone IF he didn't have something to hide? I am more and more anxious to see if just maybe the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon just may be hiding some secrets that the world should know about..... Those truck convoys into Lebanon from Iraq prior to the invasion were carrying SOMETHING after all....and somehow, I just can't believe it was surplus foodstuffs for the beleagered Syrians occupying Lebanon.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:56 AM | Comments (2)

Sometimes, Silence is Golden

A man took his wife to the rodeo and one of the first
exhibits they stopped at was the breeding bulls.

They went up to the first pen and there was a sign
attached that said: "This bull mated 50 times last year."

The wife playfully nudged her husband in the ribs
and said: "He mated 50 times last year."

They walked to the second pen which had a sign
attached that said: "This bull mated 120 times last year. "

The wife gave her husband a healthy jab and said:
"That's more than twice a week! You could learn a lot from him."

They walked to the third pen and it had a sign
attached that said, in capital letters: "This bull mated 365 times last year."

The wife, so excited that her elbow nearly broke her
husband's ribs, said: "That's once a day. You could
REALLY learn something from this one."

The husband looked at her and said: "Go over and ask him if it was with the same cow."

NOTE: The husband's condition has been upgraded
from critical to stable, and he should eventually make
a full recovery...

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:36 AM | Comments (0)

March 11, 2005

E-Bay Fun

It's long been E-Bay Auctions policy to not allow the posting of auctions for firearms or live ammunition of any type. I can almost agree with their position, since with the plethora of laws pertaining to such sales just in the US, much less the world, would make it an almost impossible task to remain legal in every area where they operate, and they don't need the headaches.

Having said that, E-bay has gone overboard in the other direction in their effort to protect themselves to the point of absurdity. and in a classic case of demonstrating absurdity by being absurd, an E-bay seller in Australia has put up this "auction". And you don't see the humor in it, I truly feel sorry for you.

He also put up another little visual to further make his point:

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The text for the auction will give you a good belly laugh too.

E-bay really does need to lighten up on the PC/GFW bit a little bit. I don't think that they need to sell weapons, but to disallow even the slightest referance to them to pull an aution as breaking the rules is, to put it mildly, ludicrous.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:28 PM | Comments (1)

Union Rant # 467

My oldest and dearest friend was president of his Union local for 4 terms, and would have been re-elected had he not chosen to take a break from Union responsibilities for a while and concentrate on his real work.

We have often had some rather heated discussions about Unions in general over the years...well more like knock-down drag-out fights, but we have always managed to agree to disagree in the end and get back to the all important beer hoisting exercizes we were engaged in.

I sincerely believe that the Unions have become what they were created to fight...a managment structure that has it's own interests, not the workers, at heart.

I believe that this action by the AFL-CIO proves my point, and you can be sure that I'll be filing the information away for the next time the Beer Swilling Lushes Debating Society gets together.

Take note of the reason WHY the AFL-CIO has decided to release a fourth of their wage slaves skilled office technicians. Ask yourself, what would the Union have done to any company that would have released that percentage of workers due to TRUE budgetary need?

No, the Union has decided that it was going to cut back on their member services/recruitment activities and utilyze the money to go into the National Legislative business instead. Their main beef being the Presidents proposed partial privatization of Social Security...After all, should the sheeple get a taste of economic independence, they may just start wondering if the Union dues they have been paying are really worth the services they have been getting.

After all, membership has fallen drastically in recent years...Union demands having closed down the businesses where their members worked. Yes, the Union got their members the highest wage/benefits packages that could be extorted from Management, regardless of the economic realities of supply and demand.

It didn't matter that those packages only helped the workers for as long as it took for the company to move operations offshore to retain economic viability, after all, the Union could use that movement as propaganda to prove just how EVIL management was in convincing their other members of other companies to fight for THEIR new packages in the next negotiation, with the Union skimming the cream off the top in dues and fees.

Of course in the end, the Unions are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, but the officials at the top have already ensured their own nests have been feathered and made safe from economic stress, so why should they care?

The Union plans to increase it's political action funding to $45 million from it's current rate of $32M and cut it's organizing efforts by $15 million to pay for it.

Take a look at that sentence and see if you saw the same disconnect I did.....

A. "organizing efforts" is union speak for getting new members to grow the Union and providing services to them. In other words, the Union has become an unelected political Party, instead of a protection group to it's members.

B. The Union is making a $15 Million dollar cut to fund a $13 Million dollar effort...seems they believe that their average dues paying member won't notice the disparity, and/or they may just assume that the sheeple won't care if they did notice, who are THEY to question the ones on high?.... my question would be just how many of the top officials are in on the split of that $2 million difference?

Posted by Delftsman3 at 03:29 PM | Comments (2)

March 10, 2005

Iraq News

Pictures From Iraq That Are Too Shocking & Graphic for The Mainstream Media
(And just don't fit their "quagmire" meme)

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Bad Day

When you see this on the way to work you might as well turn around and go back home because it is NOT going to be a good day!

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I've heard some of the Moonbats on our shores decrying President Bush's stance towards Radical Islam; one of their main themes being "lets be more understanding and use the diplomatic,ala the nuanced European approach.

Well read here and see what has resulted from all that diplomacy and ask yourself if thats really the way we should go. The Dutch Reporter has his comments on the story and how it's playing out in the Netherlands also.

The Moonbats sound reasonable in their rhetoric, who wouldn't wish to utilize diplomacy over tough, nonnegotiatable stances, or in the most dire case,force of arms?

The one thing that the Moonbats have forgotten is, that for diplomacy to be effective, BOTH parties have to negotiate in good faith and stick with the terms that are negotiated. The Radical islamists, hell, even the "moderate" Islamists, have openly stated time and again that negotiation is merely a tool for furthur progress towards their ultimate goal of a total Muslim world.

In the West, most people look on religion as a part of life, if they even suscribe to a religion at all. Secularism is the norm for political life.
The heart of Islamic teaching is that religion is not just a part of life, but life is a tiny part of religion. Thus everything in life is dominated by this religion. As such, Islam is a system. It is a socio-political, socio-religious, socio-economical, educational, legislative, judicial, and militaristic system garbed in religious terminology.

In the Hadith, Mohammed was quoted as saying, "The sons of Adam are accountable for all lies with the exception of those spoken to reconcile two men that are quarreling, for a man to appease his wife, and in war, because war necessitates deception."

The Muslims of Islamic states, and many within the USA, have the tradition of a worldview that divides humanity into two opposing halves. Dar al-Islam, House of Islam, is the zone where Islam rules. The other side is the war zone that is called, Dar el Harb, House of War. This worldview dictates that war will continue between these two sections of humanity until the supremacy of Islam is fully established throughout the earth.

So here we have a religion that has a world view of being at war with any not of the faith, and it's founder STATING that deception in war is not only accepted, but NECESSITATED by the conditions of war. The Moonbats would have you believe that the war is a spiritual, not a physical, one.
But what does the Koran say?

So when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters, wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush…. (Koran 9:5)

The only punishment of those that wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is that they should be murdered, or crucified, or their hands and their feet should be cut-off on opposite sides, or they should be imprisoned…. (Koran 5:33)

Yep! Sure sounds "Spiritual" to me! The moonbats would say that there are violent passages in the Bible as well, and they would be correct. The DIFFERENCE is that, at least since the Reformation, Christians have been more secularized and take the Bible for allegory, in practice, if not in professed belief.
(and no don't try to point to the "Troubles" in Ireland as an example that I'm incorrect, those were always political/socioeconomic troubles; divided by religeous lines, not over religion itself)
Muslims, on the other hand, have never had a reformation of their own, (hard to have religious questioning in a culture where the very act of asking if there was a different interpretation can result in you being killed as an apostate!)and take the Koran as the literal truth and way of living in all spheres of human life.
It is not a religion that encourages dissent or new interpretation easily. In fact, should Islam achieve it's general goal of world domination, the three major sects would take to continuing the conflict between themselves until only the "One, TRUE Islam" would remain. They only work together in reasonable harmony today because they perceive each of the other sects as only misguided, but redeemable, and needed in the fight against the Infidel.

Within Islam there is the principle of "Al Takeyya." The term means, "prevention". This principle permits Muslims to lie at their discretion whenever they interpret that it is expedient for the influence of Islam or their personal protection and well-being. They justify lying by using the following verse as a springboard for expanded applications of Al Takeyya.

"Let not the believers take the disbelievers for friends rather than believers. And whoever does this has no connection with Allah unless it is done to guard (Takeyya) yourselves against them, guarding carefully. And Allah cautions you against His retribution. And to Allah is the eventual coming."(Koran 3:27)

Imam Abu Hammid Ghazali says: "Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible." (Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, The Reliance of the Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, amana publications, 1997, section r8.2, page 745)

Note that Al-Ghazali is one of the most famous and respected Muslim theologians of all time.

In other words, it is permitted to allow the Infidel to appear to be your friend
(you can negotiate "peace" treaties)
until the time is right and the strength is sufficient to attack and destroy him.
This would seem to negate the validity of any treaty that a Muslim might make.

Yes, even in the the Western world, a "trust but verify" attitude should be taken regarding any treaties between disagreeing nations, but the Western world doesn't have the tradition of using treaties as an instrument in the furthurance of war. Never forget that this is not so in the Muslim world.

For those that still insist that Islam is a religion of Peace, and it's only a "few" extremists that are engaged in this war, I would ask you to take note of something.

In Islam, if a deed,action, or sometimes even a personal opinion, is deemed unacceptable to Islam, a "Fatwa", or judgement will be issued against the offender(s) by the Imam of the sect that considers the offense unacceptable. In many cases, it is a sentence of death to be carried out against the offender(s) by any true believer that has the opportunity to do so.

Name ONE Islamic religious authority to have made a Fatwa against any group that has carried out anti-Western terrorist acts. Make it easier, name the ONE Islamic authority that has issued a Fatwa against those that planned and helped carry out 9/11....Surely such an act would merit some sort of a ruling to distance it from Islam? Remember, under Islamic creed, it is permissable to lie to engender peace, if there is no other way...Still no Fatwa, they won't even go so far as to lie to shield Islam. Tacit approval at least there?

Rather, follow the old Roman adage that "If you wish Peace, prepare for War".

Being adequatly prepared for war has stopped more wars from occurring than all the feel good rhetoric about Harmony among Nations and the Brotherhood of Man has ever done. It's sad that it is the way of the world, but it is the reality.

Ignoring that fact is "sticking your head in the sand", and yes, that last is for you, Wanda.

Update: Never underestimate the power of the Internet! It seems that the Spanish Islamic Commission announced today that they were going to issue a Fatwa against Osama Bin Ladin and recommend that Spanish Imams condemn terrorism in sermons in their Mosques on Friday.

I wonder if they read me? LOL

I was bothered by one little addendem in the article:
The Commission has also drawn up a document designed to 'thank the Spanish people and the government for their attitude towards Muslims' since last March 11, in particular for not taking 'disproportionate' measures similar to those which the Sept 11 attacks sparked in the U.S.

I do not believe that we took "disproportionate measures" here. I have to wonder if this isn't a litle "diplomatic bone" to allay some of the heat that has come down on Muslims in Spain in the last two weeks? Maybe I'm just too cynical, but I can't help remembering that it is an Islamic tenant that:"When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible." I would think that giving the impression of being allied against terrorism would be a "permissible goal", even as they continued to engage in it. Also falling under the "self-protection" lying exception also allowed Muslims.

Take it with a grain of salt, but it's still a positive step, if it's done in sincerity.
Trust, but verify. Moniter as we go.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 04:00 PM | Comments (1)

A Good Story

A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France on a tour.

Among them was Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83.

When he arrived in Paris by plane and took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on at French Customs, the customs officer asked sarcastically, "You have been to France before, monsieur?"

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American replied, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he
quietly explained.

"Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate
this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to."

This is a true story, 'Nuff SAID.

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No, or light posting today, WHY? I just don't feel like it!

Update: Well, maybe just this one post, it's important. This article outlines some of the results if the GFW's Utopian Gun Ban in Britain™. Hmmmm....violent crime rate has risen 69 percent since 1996, with robbery rising 45 percent and murders rising 54 percent. I thought that if "guns were illegal it would stop violent crime"? Thats what all the GFW's trying to abrogate my 2nd Amendment rights keep telling me. Those "Unintended Consequences" of a "feel good" policy are a BITCH, aren't they? In the four years PRIOR to the ban, armed robberies had fallen by 50%. It was allowable to defend oneself at the time....could there be ANY connection? And in case you think that results of the British experiment is an anomoly, go google the crime stats in Canada and Australia, where they have tried to severely restrict or totally ban firearms in the same manner. I won't post those results here, you GFW's would just say my pick would be biased; do it for yourselves, with an open mind and no preconceptions, and I KNOW that the facts will show you that I am correct in asserting that MORE guns = LESS violent crime.

The number of privately owned guns in the United States rises by about 5 million a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The number of guns owned by Americans is at an all-time high, fast approaching 300 million.

Meanwhile the FBI reports that in 2003 the nation’s violent crime rate declined for the 12th straight year to a 27-year low.
Sure seems to be a connection there to me! Lets look into it just a little further...

As usual, most of the states with the lowest violent crime rates are those with the least gun control, including those in the Rocky Mountain region, and Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in the Northeast. The District of Columbia and Maryland, which have gun bans and other severe restrictions on gun purchase and ownership, retained their regrettable distinctions as having the highest murder and robbery rates.

Yeah, I'd say there was a connection. I'm gratified that Indiana is a "shall issue" state, but I would wish to make it an unrestricted "free/concealed carry" state, like Vermont...Licensing is contrary to the language of the 2nd. Amendment; the granters of a license can all too easily take it away, thats "abridgement" in MY dictionary

Thanks to Kim duToit for the link.

UPDATE 3/10/05: What is the British Governments reaction to the rise in violent crime? Why, to start banning REPLICAS of guns and knives for teenagers! OF COURSE! Gee what insightful policy! /sarcasm off.
Anyone want to lay odds on when the meltdown will be complete?

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March 09, 2005

Fisk Fisk Fisk

Liberal Utopia has a FANTASTIC fisk of a New York Times memorandum. If you need to have a good laugh, go read it, but be warned, remove any liquids from the area of your keyboard before you do, the management™ assumes no responsiblity for drink-doused equipment!

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March 08, 2005

Another Quiz....stop me before I test again

I am 19% Idiot.
Friggin Genius
I am not annoying at all. In fact most people come to me for advice. Of course they annoy the hell out of me. But what can I do? I am smarter than most people.
Take the
Idiot Test
@ FualiDotCom

To paraphrase what Acidman said, I already was aware of my ability, but I let that 19% have free reign frequently.

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Gasoline Prices

Here's yet another warning of the higher gasoline prices yet to come.

Funny, I thought we went to war with Iraq to get cheap oil? Or are the Moonbats of the Anti-American Left wrong YET AGAIN?

The price of gasoline is a complicated issue, but I do have some ideas on the matter of how we can help ease those costs.

1. BUILD MORE REFINERIES. We have all our eggs in one very small basket. At one time we had more than 150 large scale refineries, in the last twenty years we have gone down to 20 major facilities. and there hasn't been a new one built in that time. A major terrorist attack on just a few of those facilities could paralyze this country for a far longer time than the attack on the WTC did.

2. DRILL MORE DOMESTIC WELLS We have major reserves here in the US that haven't been anywhere near completly explored. Open up Anwar; there is an estimated 30 year supply at our current levels of consumption just in that one field. It's insane that we don't utilize it.

3. STOP MULTIPLE FORMULATIONS OF GASOLINE We are currently using upwards of 15 different formulations of gasoline to comply with regulations in different parts of the country. This is costly to do, as a refinery has to be readjusted for each formulation, resulting in a week or more loss of production in switching between formulations, not to mention the costs incurred in making the physical switchover. Decide on the best compremise formulation that suits the country best as a whole and stick with it. At most, have only two or three formulations. There have been many cases where there has been a spot scarcety in one area of the country and a glut in another, and we can't equilize the needs due to differences in the formulations.

4. ENCOURAGE RESEARCH IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS President Bush has been the first one to actually earmark federal monies for this type of research, but even his additions are modest, to say the least. There is no physical reason that we couldn't switch to an almost 80% Hydrogen economy within ten years, at the state of the technology today. What we need is the political will to foster such a move. New technology will only increase the attractiveness of alternative fuels.

5. BECOME MORE POLITICALLY AWARE Many of the Moonbats laud their political representatives as the champions of the environment, but take a
closer look at the policies that those representatives have championed, and you will see that, for the most part, those policies have increased the costs of production without any significant gain in helping the environment, and as is the case with Senator "Splash" Kennedy, an alternate (wind turbine) energy production plant was blocked in the Cheasepeak Bay because it just might ruin the view from his compound. (as an aside, just HOW does a trust fund baby that has never worked a real job in his life and has a lackluster academic/legislative achievment record become a hero of "the little guy"? Try to join him in his compound and see how much he REALLY cares about you!)

6. SHOW THE TAXES PAID ON EACH GALLON OF GASOLINE Most people would be truly astounded at just how much they are paying. Those taxes may be necessary to fund roads, transportation programs, etc. etc., but it is only fair that the public KNOWS just how much they are actually paying for those goals.

Without accountability, there is no oversight, and without oversight, the possibility of fraud and graft is all too high. You can't hold someone accountable if you don't even know just how much he is taking from you.

I'm sure there are other actions to be taken as well, but thats my rant....for now.

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Another Hit out of the park by Mark Steyn

As always, Mark Steyn combines humor and plain common sense to bring light into the darkness of international Real-politic.

His target of opportunity this time is Bashar al-Assad, the dictator of Syria. And, as usual, the target is properly trounced.

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George Soros

George Soros has come into the news again. It seems that one of his foundations donated $20,000 to Lynne Stewart's defense fund. A jury found Stewart guilty on five counts of defrauding the government, conspiracy, and providing support for terrorism. She faces sentencing on July 15, 2005; she may receive up to a 30 year prison sentence, which, at her age, may well be a life sentence.

I would defend that Mr. Soros's right to contribute to any cause he deems worthy, but I would ask you, gentle readers, to start investigating the causes that he does deem worthy, and take that into account when you learn that he is championing an issue or a political candidate. It just may be that it's not an issue or candidate that would serve your best interests as a free and independant citizen.

Update: Well it didn't take long to find another Soros story of "backing the wrong horse".
This time, he is applauding the Spaniards as having the correct approach to dealing with terrorism.

Let's see...The US gets hit and responds with tough actions, and hasn't been hit again, either here at home, or on foreign soil, and it seems at first look to be changing an entire region of the globe to a more democratic bent; Spain experiences a major terrorist attack and retreats to the homeland, and has experienced several terrorist events since....Seems to me that Mr. Soros is incorrect in his assertion that the US has just engendered more terrorists, but thats just my opinion. I prefer to deal with facts and results rather than feelings and "everyone knows memes" as Mr. soros does.

Just for curiosities sake, I wonder just how much Mr. Soros stands to lose if the countries of the ME really do go democratic? Is it monetary loss, or just the loss of his idiological compatriots?

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I've been reading in a nymber of blogs about the possibility that soon the FEC would start monitering the content of our blogs and apply the BCRA regulations to them in regards to political speech.

Some (mostly on the Left, surprise surprise) say there is nothing to worry about, unless you've set your blog up to be a campaign tool for a particular candidate or party; others seem to think that the jackbooted thugs are pounding on the door.

I am in the middle on this one. I don't think the thugs are at the door quite yet, but setting the precedent will surely lead to that coming to pass. The right of every citizen to openly speak his mind on political issues WHENEVER and WHEREVER he wishes is the most precious freedom we have. It's only equal is the right we have under the 2nd Amenment to bear arms to protect that freedom of expression. Lest we require the use of the right to bear arms, we'd damn well better prevent any limiting of our 1st Amendment rights from occurring in the first place.

The Camel's nose is in the tent, I believe that we must prevent him from entering. Consequently I have decided to join the McCain-Feingold Insurrection. It's far better to fight a tyrany as a proposal rather than once it's become entrenched.

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Legitimizing Illegals

Slaglerock has a great post up concerning the state of Maine issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens, accepting documentation that would be insufficiant to citizens.

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Italian "Reporter" Idiocy

Even the Italians are questioning the views expressed by that paragon of journalistic virtue(/sarcasm 0ff),Giuliana Sgrena.

It is Ms. Sgrena's contention that the US government ordered the execution of Ms. Sgrena and her compatriots after she had taken her leave of her insurgent Islamofacist kidnappers.

There at least two major problems with Ms Sgena's contentions:
First, the Italians had kept the hostage release deal secret, not informing the Americans. Second, they had not informed the Americans that she had been released and was heading for the airport.

Given those conditions, how could it be that she was deliberately targeted? EVEN given the unlikely event that the US would be so afraid of her writing that they would wish to do away with her?

1) They would have no reason to target her, being unaware of any ransom deal.
2) They would have no way to target her, being unaware that she was where she was when she was there.

Apparently, (in her own mind) Ms Sgena is the only one who can disseminate "the truth" of what is actually occurring in Iraq, and that "fact" led to the ordering of her execution prior to her being able to disseminate that truth.

She stated that the the vehicle she and her rescuers were hit by over 400 rounds by a machine gun; that she "scooped handfulls of bullets off of the seat"... Yet only one occupant of the vehicle was killed and Ms. Sgena was only wounded in the leg. Pretty sorry excuse for an "execution"! I for one have much more faith in the capabilities of our servicemen in the execution of their duties. (pun intended)

Anyone familiar with any type of firearms would know that staement to be a bald faced lie on the face of it. bullets that fly in such a hailstorm would have turned the vehicle and ALL the occupants into Swiss cheese, and any bullets entering the car wouldn't have magically stopped and fell onto the seats. And I have another question...IF the intent was to execute Ms. Sgena, why was she treated by the US and sent out on the next availible flight? Surely it would have been simple to simply ensure that every occupant of the vehicle was dead after it had been rendered immobile?

And while the cowed inhabitants of Eunichistan may like to believe that we would target journalists to prevent embarrassing "facts" to be made public, only the most inane of our own Moonbats would suscribe to such a position.

All you have to do is read any MS publication in the US to know the idiocy of such an allegation. If such a thing could be proven beyond any reasonable doubt; it would lead to a public uprising not seen since the halycon days of the 60's, and most likely the impeachment of the administration.

I am a supporter of the administration, and I would certainly believe that impeachment would be the only proper option in such an event. My loyalties lie with the Constitution, not any particular set of Politicians.

Let's recap...Communist Journalist is held hostage by the people that she holds up as the heroes in the Iraq conflict. Her (Italian) government may or may not have paid a ransom for her release, but in any case, a deal is brokered and Ms. Sgena is released by her captors to agents of her government. (according to US soldiers) The vehicle they were going to the airport in approached a military checkpoint at a high rate of speed and in a highly erratic manner, and didn't stop when ordered to by the soldiers manning the checkpoint. The soldiers fired on the vehicle, killing the driver and wounding Ms. Sgena. Now Ms. Sgena is claiming that they were assailed in a virtual hail of bullets, and that it was an intentional attempt to execute her.

Anyone that looks at this incident objectively must conclude that either:

A. Ms Sgena was correct, the US had a Sooper Sekrit™ way of determining her status and location,and wished to execute her for her views; and was capable enough to intercept her with no prior knowledge of her release, but incapable enough to finish the job.


B. Ms Sgena is a raving Moonbat of the highest order that doesn't let little things like facts and logic interfere with her political agenda/idiology.

I know which scenerio seems more likely to me, or am I blinded by my own idiological bent?

UPDATE: Courtesy of the AP, here are two pictures of the car that Ms. Sgena says was "caught in a hail of gun fire", and from which she "scooped up handfulls of bullets bullets off the seat"
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Those must have been some of the new sooper sekrit magic bullets™ that the US Army has been issueing..."handfulls of bullets" on the seat, and yet NO BULLET HOLES in the body work. WHERE can I get some of this Ammo?

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March 07, 2005

Random Rumbleings

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If you want to reasonably have no fear of speaking your true thoughts, you must have an equalizer to ensure that you can defend your beliefs. Bravado is all well and good, indeed, a healthy ego is necessary in being competant to defending oneself, but bravado will only carry you so far. In the end you also need a means to back up the bravado.

In the United States, we do this by living under a system of law where all are judged equally, and by allowing free citizens the means to defend themselves against those that would disregard the law. In the end, true freedom is only achieved, and maintained, by those willing to fight for it, at the cost of their own life, if need be. The Rule of Law is the equalizer, and the Second Amendment is the gaurentor of the rule of law.

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State of the State, Netherlands

The Dutch Report has an interesting Poll on the state of the satisfaction of the Dutch people with how the way things are going in their country. The results are, to say the least, revealing and discouraging at the same time.

It certainly puts to rest the meme from some of our homegrown Idiotarians that everyone in Europe is so much "better off than we are". The mere fact that Dutch emigrations are at the highest levels since 1954 should be the final nail in the coffin of that particular meme.

The destination country for the largest number of emigres is Australia. A yearning for wide open spaces and opportunities for personal achievment and the perception of the availibility of those two factors are the main reason for Australia and New Zealand being the most popular destinations.

The reason most cited for leaving? The feeling that the massive influx of Muslim emigres to the Netherlands has reduced the public safety, and that the government has contributed to the problem.

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Yet ANOTHER of those silly quizzes...

What Flavour Are You? I taste like Beef.I taste like Beef.

I taste like beef. I'm probably made of beef. You are what you eat, they say, and if the title didn't mean something else, I would be a beefeater. I think red meat is good for you. Puts hair on your chest. What Flavour Are You?

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A Nation of Riflemen

While making my daily excursion at Kim DuToits, I read the best explaination of what the 2nd Amendment REALLY means; and by a "baby" member of the Nation of Riflemen, no less!

It's heartening to know that the young are starting to realize just what the 2nd Amendment really means, and have not been totally corrupted by the GFW's that are attempting to convert us into a nation of subjects rather than the nation of citizens that we are.

Here is Eugene A's statement:

If you’d asked me two months ago what a rifle was, I would have said it was a device that fires a bullet. That’s it, it is nothing more than a mechanical means to load a cartridge, hit a primer, and propel a bullet in such a way that it flies straight and true.
Now, after holding and experiencing what a Rifle is, I understand that a Rifle is not a means to propel a bullet. It is a specialized tool of death. It was designed, made, and built solely for the purpose of delivering death at long range.It has no feelings, no emotions. What it does, however, is extend the good or evil of the man wielding it. He is no longer constricted to arm’s reach, he can extend good or evil for hundreds if not thousands of yards. And the rifle becomes just as good or evil as the person wielding it.
And the Right to Bear Arms means not the right to defend oneself, it is not the right to hunt animals, it is not the right to target shoot, not the right to fight off oppressive governments. These are all parts of it. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the right to express yourself in the most powerful way imaginable. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the right to steer your own course, the right to fight off oppression, the right to be the Sovereign and Powerful individual. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the final guarantee of Liberty.
If you die fighting for Liberty, it means you will have died in Freedom, you will have died like a Man.
Kim, now I know what a Rifleman is, and the responsibility of owning a gun just became much deeper and much more awesome than I anticipated. That rifle in my safe is my Freedom, and I am proud to live in a place where I have that Freedom.

I would join with Kim in saying: "carve those words on your soul, in great stone letters."

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When you want it done right...

I think this is a joke, but the way things are today....Thanks to Something ...and Half of Something for the link....wonder how much they would charge to....old boss...Bastard....

Needless to say, Something.....) has been added to the blogroll in her rightful place among the Loyal Citizens.

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March 06, 2005

Moonbattery Extrodinair

I've talked about some of what I perceive as wrongs promulgated by Moonbats in my country, and the country of my birth, but apparently the Moonbats ARE a truly multi-national source of idiocy.

For a country that (rightly) prides itself on the high level of patriotism shown by members of it's citizenry, this must be a particulary embarrassing incident.

For a Church, ANY Church, to dishonor a long-time member and veteran by not allowing him the normal protocall of a military funeral as his last request shows the height of disrespect for that member and the service he rendered for "God and Country".

Things like this are occurring here in America too, I have no doubt, although I can't cite any specific incident.

The churches decry that they are losing members at large rates, and I believe that it is the mindset demonstrated by incidents like this that are part of the reason why. All too many churches have adopted the secularist mindset to the point where they are really no longer houses of worship, but merely social clubs for (politically) like minded idiots.

Thanks to Silent Running for the link. You ought to go read his take on this too...I KNEW there was a I reason I had him in my blogroll!

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An old link, readded

Ever since the Great Mblog disaster of '04, I've been trying to find some of my old links. Today I found yet another one: Doc Rampage, one of the really good guys.
He had a great post up on evaluating history that shows just why I think he's one of the "good guys". Glad I found him again.

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The Book Game

I saw this on LC Beth's site and thought it looked like fun.

Here are the Rules:

The Book Game

1. Grab the nearest book

2. Open the book to page 123

3. Find the fifth sentence

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.

5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it. Just grab what is closest!

"He counted to three and demanded of himself that he go down and not have to shame himself by counting again. One,two--"

"Three", he murmured." "His feet were numb from the glass."
Star Trek: The Great Starship Race

Ok, so I read trash, I like it. Give it a go and see what you come up with.

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A little milestone

at 9:04 this morning, I hit the 10,000 visitor to my humble abode. I know that it might not seem like much to most people, but to me it's an affirmation that I do have some loyal readers; for which I'm profoundly greatfull. To make it all the sweeter, it was a referral from the Dutch Report who put me over the mark. Can YOU say "ironic"?!?

I've often told people that I would do this if I never got a hit, and I would, but let's face it, we bloggers are an egocentric lot, for the most part, and I'm no different. It does our ego good to know that people do have some interest in what we have to say, whether they agree with us or not.

Thank you all.

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March 05, 2005

English Test

I found this test and decided to give it try and see just how bad I am.....


You scored 86% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 66%

Expert! (WooHoo! I was more proficiant than I had believed!)

You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

If you would like to test YOUR knowledge of English, here's the link:
The Commonly Confused Words Test

Test statistics:
Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:
100% had lower Beginner scores.
100% had lower Intermediate scores.
100% had lower Advanced scores.
100% had lower Expert scores.

With respect to Beginner, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Intermediate, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Advanced, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Expert, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.

I thought it was interesting to note that the most accomplished takers of this test were ALL over the age of 55. These people were educated in the days before air conditioning in the schools, the newest educational theories by the "professional educators" of the NEA, and in many cases never attended a facility of higher education.....So tell me, don't YOU think that our educational system might just benefit from taking a giant leap back?

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March 04, 2005

Ain't Kids a gas?

A nun was walking in the convent when one of the priests noticed she
was gaining a little weight.

"Gaining a little weight are we sister Susan?" he asked.

"No, Father. Just a little gas," Sister Susan explained.

A month or so later the priest noticed that she had gained even more
weight. "Gaining some more weight are we Sister Susan?" he asked again.

"Oh no, Father. Just a little gas," she replied again.

A couple of months later the priest noticed Sister Susan pushing a
baby carriage around the convent. He leaned over and looked in the carriage
and said,... "Cute little fart."

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Another evil gun story

Type: Double Action Only or Single Action (in Tactical model)
Chambering: 5.7x28mm SS190
Length: 208 mm
Barrel length : 122.5 mm
Weight: ca. 620 g with empty magazine; ca. 760 g loaded
Magazine: 20 rounds

Seems that the GFW's of New Jersey are all atwitter because a dreaded "assault" pistol was found in the (illegal) possesion of a suspected drug dealer. Do they go after the criminal for an illegal buy?, No, they go after the weapon. The fact is that this weapon is not availible to the general public, so the fact that a non military/law enforcement had possession of it is what should be cause for concern, not the weapon itself. There is NO such thing as an "assault pistol" this is just a weapon with a specialized type of ammunition that has a higher capacity to defeat body armor.

I have a very large problem with one passage in the story:

The lawmakers said there is no legitimate reason for members of the general public to own the gun _ you wouldn't buy it for hunting, for example.

"This is not a Second Amendment issue," Corzine said. "Who needs one of these? The only reason is for violence."

The fact is that the Second Amendment is NOT ABOUT hunting in any case, it's about the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms in their own protection, whomever the attacker might be. The Founding Fathers regarded it as the ultimate check against a government turned tyranical.

And for the second point, ALL guns have the capacity for being used in a violent manner, this weapon is no more or less than any other. The ammunition is designed to penetrate body what? Criminals can't wear body armor too? This ammunition isn't the first round capable of defeating body armor, nor will it be the last. The point is, prosecute those that misuse the technology, don't restrict the technology. I was a LEO for over ten years, and every time I put on that uniform, it was with the realization that I may not come home to my family after the end of my shift, that was one of the facts of life of the job.

I am a firm believer that anyone who has not demonstrated criminal or mental problems has the right to be armed, and the bearer has the right to whatever weapon will stand him in the best stead. In carrying a weapon, the bearer must ALSO assume the responsibility not to misuse it and be liable to punishment if he does.

Most people will not choose a weapon such as the FN Five-seveN, for myself, I would wish that it would remain an option open to me. I'm sure that if the hero in Tyler Texas had had one, the incident may have turned out very differently, with at least one less loss of life and two less injuries to POLICE OFFICERS. Just some food for thought....

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Joke of the Day

Two Muslims are sitting in a Gaza Strip bar chatting over a pint of
fermented goat's milk.

One pulls his wallet out and starts flipping through pictures and
they start reminiscing.

"This is my oldest son, he's a martyr."

"You must be so proud," says the other.

"This is my second son. He is a martyr also."

"A fine looking young man," replies his friend.

After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim says wistfully,

"They blow up so fast, don't they?"

H/T to Weaselteeth

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March 03, 2005

Texas Blogmeet 2005

We got the word today that our IRS refund should hit our account by Monday; assuming that's not just another IRS tease, that makes it official, Mama and I WILL be at the Texas Blogfest 2005!

I am aquiver with anticipation of meeting a lot of great people that I've known only online so far, getting in some range time with people that appreciate guns as much as I do, and last but not least, quaffing an undue amount of adult beverages and swapping some great BS stories with other members of the VRWC.
If you can make it, sign up now, the more the merrier!

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FINALLY, a femionist that has her head on straight!

Here's a course I wish had been availible to my daughter when she was attending Smith College, a lot better than that "dead/live white males and their oppression of women" garbage she was exposed to.

Acknowledging the differences between the sexes is NOT sexism, no matter what the bitter crones leading the feminist movement say. What about the areas where women have traditionally had an advantage over men? Notably in the family judicial system...

Women have come a long way in gaining equality, and I applaud those gains. Too bad that they had to give up so much in the process, and if ever they gain total equality, they will have given up everything....Alimony, excessive child support, "I'm just a weak woman" as a legal defense....

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:45 PM | Comments (0)

Just wondering...

WHY is it that every time one on the opposite side of the aisle from me comments on my site, they never leave a valid e-mail address?

I leave my mine on their sites when I visit...could it just be that they just don't wish to be held accountable for their views?

Just wondering thats all. Mailer Demon will just have to deal with my repeated returned mails....

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MORE Vermin....

Well, Mama did it to me AGAIN. We went to the local pet shop to get some food for the,cat, and rat chow. I made the mistake of going on ahead to the dog food section...and when I rounded the corner of the rat supply section, I heard those fatal words...."Oh look, they're SOOooo Cuuuute"....and winded up with two new additions to our rodent population.

Here's a picture of Beth, one of the new additions (you can barely see Denita in the left corner).

Husbands; keep your wives out of pet stores! I gotta go see someone about borrowing a python.....

U[pdate: Just realized, we forgot to get the cat chow! I guess I'll have to go back tomorrow...SOLO, don't want to risk another aquisition!

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March 02, 2005

State Senate Hijinks

I was reading one my left leaning sites and saw where the owner was decrying that Republicans "were fighting dirty", and that the Dhims needed to do the same.

Actually, I bemoan the fact that, in some cases, the Republicans have sunk to the level of Democratic Party tactics. The GOP is better than that.

Here in Indiana, we've had a reprisal of the Democratic snit that played out in Texas last year, where the Dhims wouldn't enter the chamber so that there could be a quorem so that debate/votes could be taken.

This seems to be the new Demoncratic tactic; if they don't like the bills proposed, they don't want to try to debate them, they just take their baby behinds home and make it so that NO business can be done. And they still expect to be paid for NOT doing what they are being paid for.

I ask the voters of Indiana to take note of the whiners that can't even TRY to fight for their own positions and ensure that they don't have the chance to pull such stunts after the next election. The Dhims keep asking for "reconciliation" and "compromise", but in their actions, those words seem to mean "do it OUR way, or we won't play". Must be a new dictionary that they're using....
The same type of thing seems to be happening in the US Senater too. The Dhims need to realize that they are no longer the majority party. They need to fight for what they believe in (if they can figure out what that is) but realize that they won't win every time as they used to when they were the majority. And that is NOT "dirty fighting". The electorate chose what they wanted, and the GOP won. The GOP needs to start ACTING like a majority party and not bow to the childish snits of spoiled brats.

I feel that we need to make some SERIOUS cuts in spending, and not the farcical "cuts" that they tout so far. We need to make the tax cuts permanent too, so that business can be assured about what the climate will be for at least this cycle and plan their spending accordingly. The "Fair Tax" plan is something that should be seriously considered.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 02:01 PM | Comments (0)

PC in the Netherlands E.U.

It seems that I may have been at least partially incorrect when I asserted that the Dutch government may just be waking up to the threat of excessive Muslim immigration.

One section of the government is trying to clean out the radicals, and another is trying to "normalize" the Muslim culture; mixed messages are counter-productive and in the end just plays right into the hands of those that would make Dutch society adapt to Islam, rather than Islam adapting to the society where it finds itself.

There needs to be a movement by the people to try to force the government to take more assertive action, unfortunately, the people seem to have fallen sway to the general sense of malaise in the EU. I pray that they shake it off before it's too late.

update: As bad as the situation it's even worse in there courts are starting to apply Sha'ria law to it's Muslim citizens, and course, it makes the conditions for the women worse than for the men.

WHY didn't the court just follow Swedish law? I guess the concept of "equal protection under the law" is a concept that the EU is starting to lose, all in the name of PC multiculturalism.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 01:17 PM | Comments (4)

That breeze of freedom is atarting to blow

Even the Grey Old Lady has had to start to admit that events in the Middle East are changing in surprising(and to Leftists, disturbing) ways.

President Bush had stated that his goal in the M.E. was nothing less than to try to start a democratization of the regimes in the area. This was decried by the Left as unrealistic "Cultural Imperialism" and quite obviously could never happen.

As usual, the Left finds itself on the wrong side of history. While it's far too early to predict the final results, recent events in Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and even in the ongoing struggle between the "palistinians" and the Israelis prove that there is a new movement in the air, it's fragile and needs to be nurtured, but if it is, it just yet may grow to Hurricane force, as far as the tyrants in the region are concerned. They can not withstand a popular movement of the people who yearn for self determination, if those people are willing to take the risks and pay the price that freedom demands.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 12:42 AM | Comments (0)

U.seless N.itwits Scandal

Well, as the investigation into the Oil for Food scandal goes ever deeper into the records, it's becoming ever cleared that the scandal goes all the way to the Secretary General's office. Unlike it was formerly claimed, it was the Secretariat's Office that oversaw the auditing reports, NOT the Security Council.

This puts to rest for all time wether or not the U.N. has any moral authority whatsoever. It's been shown to be a thoroughly corrupt, dictater coddling,genocide ignoring,socalism spreading, graft machine for the leaders at the very top of the organization. It's time that it was relegated to the ash heap of history.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 12:25 AM | Comments (0)

March 01, 2005

Leftist Propaganda

Elliot over at Spare White Guy has a post about a group of Nitwits that are using the names of some of our fallen heroes in an anti-war display.

Had the families of those brave men had any input into making up the display, I wouldn't have any problem with it, They have the right to voice their opinions, but this group just picked the names from the causelty lists and put them up as if they have agreed with the groups anti-war/anti-Bush views.

To so use these men's memories as anti-war propaganda cheapens the sacrifice that they and their families have made in a way that anyone with compassion would find disgusting.

The organizers of this charade + rope + tree, some assembly required.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 02:39 PM | Comments (0)


Here I am with my oldest progeny, celebrating yet another milestone in her young life, her first car. She just signed a 4 year lease on a 2005 VW Jetta, with all the bells and whistles. Way to go Erin!

Posted by Delftsman3 at 11:00 AM | Comments (2)

One down, how many millions to go?

For the first time, I have read a Muslim who has the picture of what is happening in the Islamic world correctly and isn't afraid to state it publicly.

Look for the Fatwah to be issued against Mr. Nawash shortly.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 10:25 AM | Comments (1)

We have an AUTHOR in da Haouse!!

Well, Mamamontezz has been diligently working on her first real effort in penning a "real" book, and she has finally completed it and offered it to the literary world.

Of course, I'm biased, but I really think you might want to get your very own copy and put it in your library so that when she becomes semi-famous, YOU'LL be able to say: "I have an original first edition Mamamontezz"!

Be the first one on your block to order your very own copy for a measly $12.00! I know her personally, so if you want it autographed, send it to me for a personalized message. It remains to be seen just how big her head will get....but at least she'll have a good reason for it.

Posted by Delftsman3 at 09:35 AM | Comments (0)