August 31, 2005

Gratuitious Fwench Bashing

A Frenchman, an American, and a Brit were all busy getting drunk in Saudi Arabia when the cops burst in. They were soon sentenced to death, but through good lawyers, the three men were able to reduce their sentence to life.

As luck would have it, it was a Saudi holiday, so the judge said, "Because it's a holiday you will each recieve 20 lashes and be let go.

It is customary to grant one wish before punishment. The Brit thinks and says, "Strap a pillow on my back." They do, but it only holds for 10 lashes.

The Frenchman sees this, and requests two pillows on his back. These only hold for 15 lashes.

The judge turns to the American and says "Because you are from such a respectable country, you get 2 wishes."

The American replies, "I wish to be flogged 100 times, not 20." The judge thinks this is very honerable and asks "And your second?"

The American answers "Strap the Frenchman to my back."

H/T to Linda S

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Music Meme

DAMMIT, Zippo, you did it to me again. Meme's are just too contagious to blog..

Anyway, dear reader, this is the meme,if you care to play along. Go to Music Outfitters, and type in the year you graduated from high school, then click on the top 100 hits.
Put what you consider the "good" songs in bold, strike out the stinkers, and put your favorite in bold and underlined. (Yeah I KNOW, I had two favorites, so sue me! I also added to the meme by striking, bolding, and making the REAL stinkers puke green , SO THERE ZIPPO!)

Here's MY group from 1972:

1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack
2. Alone Again (Naturally), Gilbert O'Sullivan
3. American Pie, Don McLean
4. Without You, Nilsson
5. Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.
6. I Gotcha, Joe Tex
7. Lean On Me, Bill Withers
8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me, Mac Davis
9. Brand New Key, Melanie
10. Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast, Wayne Newton
11. Let's Stay Together, Al Green
12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl), Looking Glass
13. Oh Girl, Chi-Lites
14. Nice To Be With You, Gallery
15. My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry
16. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right, Luther Ingram
17. Heart Of Gold, Neil Young
18. Betcha By Golly, Wow, Stylistics
19. I'll Take You There, Staple Singers
20. Ben, Michael Jackson
21. The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Robert John
22. Outa-space, Billy Preston
23. Slippin' Into Darkness, War
24. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Hollies
25. How Do You Do, Mouth and MacNeal
27. Song Sung Blue, Neil Diamond
28. A Horse With No Name, America
28. Popcorn, Hot Butter
29. Everybody Plays The Fool, Main Ingredient
30. Precious And Few, Climax
31. Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All, 5th Dimension
32. Nights In White Satin, Moody Blues
33. Go All The Way, Raspberries
34. Too Late To Turn Back Now, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
35. Back Stabbers, O'Jays
36. Down By The Lazy River, Osmonds
37. Sunshine, Jonathan Edwards
38. Starting All Over Again, Mel and Tim
39. Day Atter Day, Badfinger
40. Rocket Man, Elton John
41. Rockin' Robin, Michael Jackson
42. Beautiful Sunday, Daniel Boone
43. Scorpio, Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band
44. Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens
45. The City Of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie
46. Garden Party, Rick Nelson
47. I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash
48. Burning Love, Elvis Presley
49. Clean Up Woman, Betty Wright
50. Hold Your Head Up, Argent
51. Jungle Fever, Chakachas
52. Everything I Own, Bread
53. In The Rain, Dramatics
54. Look What You Done For Me, Al Green
55. The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A., Donna Fargo
56. Bang A Gong (Get It On), T. Rex
57. Mother And Child Reunion, Paul Simon
58. Where Is The Love, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
59. I'm Still In Love With You, Al Green
60. Layla, Derek and The Dominos
61. Day Dreaming, Aretha Franklin
62. The Way Of Love, Cher
63. Black And White, Three Dog Night
64. Sylvia's Mother, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
65. Hurting Each Other, Carpenters
66. Coconut, Nilsson
68. Puppy Love, Donny Osmond
69. You Don't Mess Around With Jim, Jim Croce
70. Hot Rod Lincoln, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
71. A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done, Sonny and Cher
72. Joy, Apollo 100
73. Anticipation, Carly Simon
74. Never Been To Spain, Three Dog Night
75. Kiss An Angel Good Morning, Charlie Pride
76. School's Out, Alice Cooper
77. Saturday In The Park, Chicago
78. Drowning In The Sea Of Love, Joe Simon
79. Use Me, Bill Withers
80. Family Affair, Sly and The Family Stone
81. Troglodyte, Jimmy Castor Bunch
82. The Witch Queen Of New Orleans, Redbone
83. Freddie's Dead, Curtis Mayfield
84. Power Of Love, Joe Simon
85. Ain't Understanding Mellow, Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager
86. Taxi, Harry Chapin
87. Don't Say You Don't Rememeer, Beverly Bremers
87. Sealed With A Kiss, Bobby Vinton
88. I Saw The Light, Todd Rundgren
89. Motorcycle Mama, Sailcat
90. Day By Day, Godspell Soundtrack
91. Roundabout, Yes
92. Doctor My Eyes, Jackson Browne
93. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, New Seekers
94. Vincent / Castles In The Air, Don Mclean
95. Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms), Detroit Emeralds
96. Speak To The Sky, Rick Springfield
97. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, Hillside Singers
98. Walking In The Rain With The One I Love, Love Unlimited
99. Good Foot, Pt. 1, James Brown
100. Pop That Thang, Isley Bros.

Well, thats MY picks. Comments?

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From one who Serves

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Froggy Ruminations has a letter to the editor written by a Chief in the Seals, expounding his views towards the anti-war protestors.

The good Chief has spent a complete combat tour each in Afghanistan AND Iraq, and he's understandably upset by some of the antics/tactics of the anti-war crowd.

Matt goes one step furthur and reminds these patchouli soaked morons of the definition of Sedition, under which a great many of these turds would certainly qualify for a large fine or extended stay in the Greybar hotel.

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Stupid Test # 879....

Thanks a lot Zippo...just HAD to pont me to yet another stupid test, didn't you?
Still Bogart isn't a bad guy to be like....

Humphrey Bogart
You scored 52% Tough, 9% Roguish, 33% Friendly, and 4% Charming!
You're the original man of honor, rough and tough but willing to stick your neck out when you need to, despite what you might say to the contrary. You're a complex character full of spit and vinegar, but with a soft heart and a tender streak that you try to hide. There's usually a complicated dame in the picture, someone who sees the real you behind all the tough talk and can dish it out as well as you can. You're not easy to get next to, but when you find the right partner, you're caring and loyal to a fault. A big fault. But you take it on the chin and move on, nursing your pain inside and maintaining your armor...until the next dame walks in. Or possibly the same dame, and of all the gin joints in all the world, it had to be yours. Co-stars include Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall, hot chicks with problems.

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August 30, 2005

Yeah, she's a normal grieveing mom

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Media whore? Who, MOI?!?

Thanks Misha, for letting me steal borrow the picture!

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The Maine Vetereans for Peace are planning to stage a protest at the BRUNSWICK NAVAL AIR STATION on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

The event they're protesting? An air show by the Navy's Blue Angels Flight Exhibition Team.

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The goal of the Protest? :

. to protest the false god idolatry of the Blue Angels Air Show, whose "ooh-&-aah"performances have one purpose: to promote badly-lagging military recruitment

.to protest the obscene waste of American tax dollars to stage these Blue Angels' multi-million dollar extravaganzas

. to protest Bush's immoral, monomaniacal Iraq war -- nearly 1,800 U.S. and
100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, at a cost of over $300 billion, and still counting

. to protest NASB's complicity with the war machine, providing surveillance aircraft to target ground forces, which in the end cause horrendous "collateral damage"

. to challenge NASB to convert to peaceful purposes, creating good-paying high-tech/industrial jobs, making products that improve lives, not end them

Lets take these one at a time...

1. The Blue Angels are, indeed a good recruiting tool, but that is only part of their mission. They are also an example of excellence in the military, and a good public relations tool, "showing the colors" in shows all over the world.
As far as "lagging recruitment figures", thats news to the people doing the recruiting:

Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004 - July 31, 2005:

Componant:Recruited:Goal:% Reached:
Marine Corps 25,00624,491102
Air Force13,54613,425101
Army Nat. Guard 39,30150,90977
Navy Reserve 8,55010,21084
Marine Corps Res. 7,3027,283100
Air Nat. Guard7,0118,44683
Air Force Res.7,2766,439113

Lets look at JUNE,2005, the last month that statistics are availible for:

Marines 3,5053,609103
Air Force2,0872,099101

Active duty retention: All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for July and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

Reserve forces retention: For July,2005, Army National Guard retention was 105 percent of the cumulative goal of 27,664, and Air National Guard retention was 109 percent of its cumulative goal of 8,552.
(in other words, THOSE that are serving are STAYING)

Yep! It's a TOTAL MELTDOWN!, I tell ya!

2. The Blue Angels shows are payed for by the air show sponsors, NOT the tax payers.

The sponsers have to come up with enough cash to pay for the food and lodging of the entire Blue Angel team plus the fuel costs for flying all of the aircraft, including Fat Albert (the team's parts and maintenance supply/ support transportation C-130 transport),to the site of the show.

3. OK, this might be a legitimate place to is a military installation, and if your of the opinion that the war is bad, a legitimate target.

4. Again, if you are anti-military; what better place to protest than a NAS, Fort, or Base? Don't be too surprised if your seen to be the loony moonbat that you are though, turnabout IS fair play. As far as protesting the NAS from providing survellience aircraft...THAT.....IS......THEIR......MILITARY.........MISSION (did I say that slow enough for them to understand?) And that survellience helps PREVENT collateral damage, NOT increase it. When you start making inane statements, EXPECT to be called a fool.

5. THIS is the looniest one of them all. IT"S a NAVAL AIR STATION, take the military function away and there will be NO jobs whatsoever.
The activities of a military base are not too applicable to most civilian purposes.
So what would you convert it to? A civilian airport for private planes? Thats the ONLY realistic civilian purpose.....are there enough civilian pilot/plane owners to support it?

The Left:"Boosting idiocy to it's highest possible level since 1969"; it's just for Moonbats today.

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That whacky Sharpton

Seems that Race-pimp/hate-monger Al Sharpton encountered a slight delay while returning to New York after leaving his grabbing limelight fundraising opportunities wherever he can pilgrimage trip to the side of "Mother" Sheehan in Crawford Texas.

Seems that his driver was observed weaving in and out of traffic at speeds up to 100MPH in a 65MPH zone.....when the police attempted to effect a traffic stop, the driver led the police on a 9 mile chase before being halted by a police roadblock...

Al Sharpton claims that the whole incident is politically motivated; a case of "driving while Black" while leaving an anti-war protest......Riiiiiiight...

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August 29, 2005

Viet Nam Act 2?

A couple of days ago, I posited in THIS POST that the Moonbats were attempting to recreate the conditions of the Viet Nam era, wherein the populace was propagandized into an ever louder dissent of what our military was doing. I contend that this was done by a MSM with an Anti-American agenda, along with the active anti-war propaganda from the academic elite.

One of my resident readers from the opposite side of the aisle commented:

We arent' trying to recreate the Vietnam era but rather are trying to avoid it. Unfortunately, the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny is a hard idea to kill.

Posted by Karlo at August 27, 2005 08:50 PM

Well, Karlo, Here is proof of my contention that it IS happening all over again.

Take note of these two comments from the story:

“A woman on campus had apparently learned I might be a Marine. When I told her I was, she said, ‘You’re a disgusting human being, and I hope you rot in hell!’ ”
~Marine Sgt. Marco Martinez~ (First Hispanic American since Vietnam to receive the Navy Cross.)


“I’ve had a few conversations about [the War on Terror] in the liberal classrooms I go to everyday,” said McCormick. “A lot of the time I just look at them and tell them that they don’t have any clue what they’re talking about, because all they do is listen to liberal news. I always tell them, ‘If you don’t experience something, how in the hell can you say what will happen?’ ”
~ Marine Cpl. Armand McCormick~(Silver Star recipient)

Just as it was in "my day" in the early 70's, it seems that the peace-at-any cost crowd seem to be based in Academia, and all their protestations to the contrary, they despise the military and show nothing but contempt for those that answered the call to military service.

As Mssrs Hall and Schweizer conclude:

"The Left has adopted the mantra that it opposes the war but supports our soldiers. Those veterans visiting campuses tell a different story; the early fault lines forming on our nation’s campuses do not portend hopeful signs."

"For those who profess to embrace “diversity” and champion allowing “marginalized voices” to be heard, perhaps liberal professors, administrators, and students might learn something were they open-minded enough to listen to the heroes in their midst. Then, and only then, will they correct the tragic mistakes of the Vietnam era that valued politics more than patriots."


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The Racism of the Anti War Movement

It's really pretty amazing what you can find just following threads around the net. I started out with a humorous story about an Arkansas farmer, and about eight twists later, somehow ended up on this excellant op-ed:

By Jim Forsyth, News Radio 1200 WOAI (8/28/2005)

Like most Texas reporters, I have made the pilgrimage to interview Cindy Sheehan and her anti war comrades parked in front of Crawford. One of the made-for-television signs held up behind Cindy during the news event I attended was particularly disturbing. "Iraq," read the sign held aloft by two prosperous looking white women,"is Arabic for Vietnam."

By holding this sign, I presume they would favor that the Iraq war end the same way the war in Vietnam ended. I also presume that this means they would not oppose the same fate for the people of Iraq that befell the people of Vietnam and Cambodia after the end of US involvement there, which was one of the more horrible in the sorry annals of twentieth century tyranny. But in 1975, we were told by the anti war crowd that, after all, they were only Asians, they probably couldn't understand democracy anyway, and knew it wouldn't work 'for them.' Its sad to see the same attitude repeated today, that its not worth the blood of white Americans like Casey Sheehan to win freedom and democracy for 'those people,' in this case, brown skinned Arab Muslims.

Even if you drink every last drop of the anti war Kool Aid, even if you are convinced that President Bush was ordered by the Chairman of Halliburton to start the Iraq war and that he intentionally lied to the American people about the existence of weapons of mass destruction, the simple fact is that today, there is demonstrably more freedom for the people of Iraq and for the people of Afghanistan, some 50 million brown skinned Muslims. Yes, there is dawdling over the drafting of an Iraqi constitution, but before April of 2003, metal shredders and rape rooms awaited any Iraqi who breathed the word 'constitution.' Yes, a brutal insurgency continues to threaten the Iraqi people, an insurgency which has killed some 25,000 Iraqi civilians since April of 2003. But Saddam Hussein, even by conservative estimates, butchered 1.5 million Iraqis during his 25 years in power (not counting the one million who died in the war he started with Iran). So Saddam and his goons killed an average of 60,000 people a year, while the insurgency has killed 25,000 in two and a half years. Despite the hand-wringing over the insurgency, the devil's arithmetic would indicate that life for the average Iraq is actually safer today than it was under Saddam. But they're brown skimmed Muslims, so not worthy of America's notice, let alone America's sacrifice.

President Bush is actually the greatest liberator of Muslims in history, considering that there weren't 50 million people in the entire Middle East when Saladin beat back the Crusader hordes. But to the anti war activists, providing freedom from slavery, democratic and economic opportunity to brown skinned people isn't worth the sacrifice of white Americans. Good thing Cindy Sheehan wasn't around when Lincoln was drafting the Emancipation Proclamation.

I recently watched the magnificent Don Cheadle film "Hotel Rwanda" with a group of friends, certified Bush Bashing Democrats all. After it was over, the general murmur in the room was 'why didn't America do something!' to stop the carnage in Rwanda. If Cindy Sheehan were to get her way, and President Bush would be 'impeached and tried for war crimes' over his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as she has demanded, the real losers will be the future citizens of Rwanda, and the other places where brutal dictators will have free reign to massacre people in large numbers, knowing that American leaders will pay too high a political price for them to get involved and 'do something.' And I don't think many of those places will be populated by white Europeans.

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Tour de France Scandal Update

PARIS, France -- Lance Armstrong's record setting seventh Tour de France victory, along with his entire Tour de France legacy, may be tarnished by what could turn out to be one of the greatest sports scandals of all time. Armstrong is being quizzed by French police after three banned substances were found in his South France hotel room while on vacation after winning the 2005 Tour de France.

The three substances found were toothpaste, deodorant, and soap which have been banned by French authorities for over 75 years.

Armstrong's girlfriend, American rocker Sheryl Crowe, is quoted as saying "We use them every day in America, so we naturally thought they'd be ok throughout Europe."

Along with these three banned substances, French authorities also physically searched Armstrong and found several other interesting items that they had never seen before, including a backbone and a testicle.

H/T:stolen borrowed from Strange

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Strange Quotes

"If at first you don't succeed... So much for skydiving."
~Henny Youngman.

"If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown
~Steven Wright.

"Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night."
~Peter Ustinov. (grunt!)

"I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid
they are or how superior I am to them."
~Steve Martin

"Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow
~Groucho Marx

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's
too dark to read."
~Groucho Marx

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
~ Mark Twain

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
~ George Burns


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The Kane County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department orders plain white patrol units and has the graphics applied locally. In this case, what they ordered was not quite what they got:
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This car was driven for 1 week before an officer noticed what the graphics company employee did on the passenger side of the car. The employee did this on his last day working for (you DON'T say!) the graphics company before he retired.

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This letter is a bit dated,being written at the height of the Abu Grahib scandal, yet with all the clamor from the Left on "why are we there?",and "why do they hate us?"; it does provide a starting place for discussion.

NOTE:Snopes has this as being "under research"...but even if it's not written by the purported person, SOMEONE wrote it, and I think it's held up quite well as an answer to the whining of the Patchouli scented crowd. If Dan Blather can use overtly fake documents and still be defended by that same crowd as bringing the word of truth to power, than the question of authorship of this fades to insignificence

An apology from a Three Star Marine Corps General...

This "Letter of Apology" was (purportedly) written by Lieutenant General
Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired:

"For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue. On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of theactions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day massacre.

I humbly offer my opinion here:

I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims(Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait, etc.).

I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11.

I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs.

I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.

I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth.

I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media.

I am sorry that Yassar Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian "cause."

I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians.

I am sorry that the USA has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.

I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES).

I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the "food for oil" money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered.

I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death.

I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in "paradise."

I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other noncombatant civilians are legitimate targets.

I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.

I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.

I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.

I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah.

I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient "Holy Site."

I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - one of our Holy Sites.

I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and 175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, etc....etc!

I am sorry Michael Moore is American; he could feed a medium sized village in Africa.

America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.

We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. We move on.

That's one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.

Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like - so what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong, sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured we were trying to kill these same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated?

Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own peoplekilled, mutilated and burnt amongst a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans.

If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait!
You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins.

Chuck Pitman Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)

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Cindy Sheehan, media darling of every Left-wing anti-war/anti-American group has stated that her purpose in Crawford is to Ask President Bush one simple question: "Why did my son have to die in Iraq?".

Well "Mother" Sheehan, you can go home now, because I have your answer, and there is no furthur need to distract the President.

WHY did Casey die? Because he was a man who understood that we HAVE to fight THIS kind of idiology:

In a recent sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, which ran on the Palestinian Authority's official TV station: (emphasis mine)

"The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world - except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquility under our rule because they are treacherous by nature, as they have been throughout history."

THAT is why Casey enlisted, REENLISTED, fought, and ended up making the ultimate sacrifice.

You may not have agreed with his decisions "Mother" Sheehan, but at least be proud of the fact that he made those decisions to maintain your freedom to dishonor his sacrifice with your media antics.

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Starvation in Niger

Le Shawn Barbor has an interesting post about a problem occuring in Niger...If you are a big contributor to food aid to Africa organizations, you should read this.

Le Shawn summed it up succinctly with this little gem:

"Hmm…making babies with multiple women, knowing the state will feed them. Why does that sound familiar?"

When you consider the amount of food/materiel/ developement loans that have poured into the African continent over the last thirty years or so, you'd THINK that there would have been some slight improvement in the average person's standard of living, wouldn't you?

As an aside, while no one can be for a system of white control of a majority black country, look at the results of black takeover of government.... as one example; Rhodesia was once the breadbasket of Africa, now it's experiencing famine on a grand scale.

The fact that Blacks took over isn't the problem, the problem seems to be because the Blacks that came into power are all socialists, and where socialism rears it's ugly head, misery and oppression seem to naturally follow. Add into the mix the long standing inter-tribal animosities, and you have a system that can only result in continual decline and misery. Adding foreign funds only extends the time it takes to change the system for the betterment of the people.

I've sadly come to the conclusion that Kim du Toit has it right, barricade the continent, arm all the citizens, and let them fight it out among themselves.

As he says, in a nutshell:(emphasis mine)

"Africa has to heal itself. The West can’t help it. Nor should we. The record speaks for itself."

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August 28, 2005

Combat Footage


Actual footage of a person being shot at close range.

Note! This is for the guys only, the girls probably will not want to see this!

Read the below to prepare you for the actual combat footage.

Seeing folks actually pulling the trigger on another human may not be your cup of tea.

War can be a brutal event. We tend to sit back in our living rooms, and view the barrage of information that comes across our television. We can easily become desensitized to the real gravity and danger of the battle front. Lives may be ended or altered forever during the heat of battle.

When I first saw this photo, my heart was instantly brought face to face with "cold" reality. Yet at the same time, it made me realize that like any soldier, I'm just a guy, too. This moment of conflict, on some distant shore, truly captures the results of what can happen when an enemy is totally exposed.

I put the footage below the fold to avoid shocking the sensative.

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Yes, war is a brutal business. I'm thankfull that we still have enough brave and honorable souls willing to risk all for our protection.

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August 27, 2005

No Connection....

Do you remember Abdul Rahman Yasin? He was the bomb maker for the 1993 WTC bombing. Guess where he ran to after the bombing?

It was Baghdad, where he was given a home, a car and a stipend.

"I was the security officer in charge of the unit," at Salman Pak, an ex-Iraqi lieutenant general told Frontline anonymously in a November 6, 2001 interview. "This unit was under the direct supervision and control of the Iraqi Intelligence Service," he added. "And the fact that the training was concentrated on a plane made it even stranger as far as I was concerned."

"This camp is specialized in exporting terrorism to the whole world," former Iraqi army captain Sabah Khodada told PBS's Frontline in an October 14, 2001 interview. Khodada worked at Salman Pak. He said that instruction there was "all for the general concept of hitting and attacking American targets and American interests." He added: "We saw people getting trained to hijack airplanes...They are even trained how to use utensils for food, like forks and knives provided in the plane...They are trained how to plant horror within the passengers by doing such actions." A map of the camp Khodada drew for Frontline closely matches satellite photos of the base, thus bolstering his story.

Czech U.N. Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek affirmed an October 26, 2001 statement by Czech Interior Minister Stanislav Gross: "In this moment we can confirm, that during the next stay of Mr. Muhammad Atta in the Czech Republic there was the contact with the official of the Iraqi intelligence, Mr. Al Ani, Ahmed Khalin Ibrahim Samir, who was on 22nd April 2001 expelled from the Czech Republic on the basis of "activities which were not compatible with the diplomatic status." (in other words, he was caught spying, folks)

it's worth noting that the only time the question of an Iraq-9/11 connection has been legally tested, the verdict was affirmative.

In a woefully underreported decision on May 8, 2003, Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer ruled in favor of two 9/11 victim families who had sued Iraq and others claiming they were culpable in the attacks. The court awarded plaintiffs $104 million based on the Baer's findings.

Here, in part, is what Judge Baer had to say about the Iraq-9/11 connection:

"The opinion testimony of the plaintiffs' experts is sufficient to meet plaintiffs' burden that Iraq collaborated in or supported bin Laden/al Qaeda's terrorist acts of September 11. . .

"Their opinions, coupled with their qualifications as experts on this issue, provide a sufficient basis for a reasonable jury to draw inferences which could lead to the conclusion that Iraq provided material support to al Qaeda and that it did so with knowledge and intent to further al Qaeda's criminal acts."

Finally, an article that appeared in a regional Iraqi newspaper in July 2001, two months before the disaster of September 11. This article, a paean to bin Laden, mentions that bin Laden 1] 'will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House,' 2] 'is insisting very convincingly that he will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,' and 3] 'will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs.' (google Exs. 16-18, Naeem Abd Muhalhal, America, An Obsession Called Osama Bin Ladin, Al-Nasiriya, July 21, 2001) would seem to indicate that the Iraqi government was at least aware of Bin Ladens general plan...unless of course, you believe that Iraq had a free, non-governmentally vetted press...and that members of that free press somehow got Al-Quiada information and printed it in their open forum....

I did not provide any links to the information above, for one simple reason, to those that agree with me, it's preaching to the choir.
To the Left; it's "all BushHitlerCheneyHalliburtonCo Facist propaganda", I would challenge those people to research the information on their own. Use Google and find the root sources on your own. You would simply discount me because of my politics, but go through the information tree on your own and you may just come to see that the facts bear out my position.

Now liberals, one more time, say into a mirror:

"There is no Iraqi connection to 9/11." Repeat 1000 times.

Won't make you any more correct, but it will please your DNC/ACP/MoveOn masters to see that you can drone the meme loud and long enough to never engage your brain and start to question the orthadoxy of the Left when facts come up to refute you....

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August 24, 2005

Quote of the Day

"Liberty has never come from the government.... The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it." -- President Woodrow Wilson

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One Subject; Two Views

According to the Drudge Report, the Loony Left "Peace at any Price" Anti-Mongers are stepping up their activities from using the names of dead heroes to tormenting the live ones too.

Maybe the DoD should rethink their policy of disarming returning soldiers.....

Seems that the Far Left is more determined than ever to recreate the Viet Nam Era.

More on this as it developes.

Update: Meanwhile THIS is what a true American did to express his gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of our military.

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Widdle Bunny Wabbit

A precious little girl walks into a pet shop and
asks, in the sweetest little lisp, between two
missing teeth, "Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep
widdle wabbits?"

As the shopkeeper's heart melts, he gets down on his
knees so that he's on her level and asks, "Do you
want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy
bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle
bwown wabbit over there?"

She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her
hands on her knees, leans forward and says, in a
tiny quiet voice, "I don't think my python weally
gives a thit."

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Joke of the Day

This might be slightly racist, and homophobic, but most of all FUNNY. I don't write em, I just pass em along.

A skinny little white guy goes into an elevator, looks up and sees
this HUGE black guy standing next to him. The big guy sees the little
guy staring at him, looks down and says: "7 feet tall, 350 pounds, 20 inch
private, 3 pound left testicle, 3 pound right testicle, Turner Brown."

The white man faints and falls to the floor. The big guy kneels down
and brings him to, shaking him. The big guy says, "What's wrong with

In a weak voice the little guy says, "What EXACTLY did you say to me?" The
big dude says, "I saw your curious look and figured I'd just give you the
answers to the questions everyone always asks me. I'm 7 feet tall, I
weigh 350 pounds, I have a 20 inch private, my left testicle weighs 3
pounds, my right testicle weighs 3 pounds, and my name is Turner Brown."

The small guy says, "Turner Brown? ... Sweet Jesus, I thought you said, "Turn

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August 23, 2005

Pat, that's NOT Helping

Pat Robertson demonstrated the height of idiocy last night when he publicly called for the assasination of Hugo Chavez.

I've long called for the so called "moderate" Muslims to unequivically disavow the actions of their fringe element in public, so I think it only right and proper for me to do the same when a fringe element wild cannon cuts loose from my religious heritage. I hereby do so. LOUDLY, and publicly.

While I vehemently disagree with Mr. Chavez, assasination for political change is not the course for a civilized society to follow.

(Now in the same spirit as C.A.I.R., now I'll speak to my brethren in my own language: Brothers, we can't publicly say stuff like this. It's counterproductive, and even worse, it disallows "plausible deniability" when we have to resort to the dirty trick bag to prevent a serious war with our neighbors to the south.)

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The Guys' Rules

Reader Jack sent me this today in e-mail....I'd seen it before,but because of certain circumstance arising, I thought it aprapo' to post it for someone to see..

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down. Finally, the guys' side of the story. (I must admit, it's pretty good.)

We always hear"the rules"from the female point of view...

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!

Please note... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Men ARE NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.

We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.

Let us be clear on this one:

Subtle hints do not work!

Strong hints do not work!

Obvious hints do not work!

Just SAY it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only If you want help solving it. That's what we do.

Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.

In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both.

If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
(well most of the time anyway)

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.

Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will Be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," ! We will act like nothing's wrong.

We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear Is fine...Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf. (or in my case, guns, ammo, tools, and golf)

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes. (5 pairs of black flats?!?!)

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Pass this to as many men as you can - to give them a laugh.

Pass this to as many women as you can - to give them an even bigger laugh!

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Now THAT'S a Cluebatting!™

Murdock Online has a post up with the response of Steven Vincent's wife to Juan Cole's online slurring of her dead husbands reputation on August 8, 2005. (4th link down on that days postings)
Linking to merely speculative ramblings from the British press is almost excusable, we've all linked to stories that we may not agree with, just to show all sides of an issue/incident, in fact I linked to the same blather from the Brits in THIS post to make sure everyone gets the whole picture;but Mr. Cole just HAD to add his own (as usual) off the mark and inane opinion to add yet another cut on a dead mans honor.

Lisa Ramaci-Vincent's response is a prime example of how to administer a Cluebat™ to an Idiotarian's skull, and truly a wonder to behold.

No hyperboly, no rant, just a recounting of facts and a well controlled widow's rage directed at the moron that kicked her soul mate when he was no longer around to defend himself.

Ms. Ramaci-Vincent, I salute you and offer my meager condolences on your loss,nay, I grieve for the loss of us all, for we have loss a great voice of Truth.

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August 22, 2005

Random Quotes

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
- Mark Twain

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
- Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
- Mark Twain

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.
- Jilly Cooper

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
- Alex Levine

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
- Mark Twain

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
- Ed Furgol

Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan

What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.
- Henny Youngman

I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous! to offer me the position.
- Mark Twain

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was shut up.
- Joe Namath

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
- Herbert Henry Asquith

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- WC. Fields

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way
through Congress.
- Will Rogers

Don't worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty... but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
- Phyllis Diller

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good spit it out.
- Unknown (boy, do I KNOW about that one! *grin*)

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

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August 21, 2005


I don't agree with whom they find at fault for outrageous gasoline prices, but the humor, and the plaint, still holds true.

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DU Rounds

I've noticed that there have been an increasing number of those in the anti-war camp that use the canard that "we are turning Iraq into a nuclear toxic waste area" with the use of DU (depleted uranium) rounds. I was all set to try to dig up the scientific evidence pro and con on this issue when I found that Odysseus had already done the scut work, and being the lazy paleo-con I am, decided to just give a link to his excellent post on the matter. The fact that the Major has served as an artillery officer, and thus has first hand knowledge of the subject, only lends credence to his contentions.

In a nutshell,by all the data, unless you receive a significant amount of imbedded shrapnel AND allow it to remain there for an extended period of time, the arguments against DU rounds is comepletely specious.

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August 20, 2005


Still believe that Islam is a "Religion of Peace", and can reform it's violent fringe? Jason Pappas has something you should read then.

He does an excellant job of demonstrating that Islam just cant reform itself, when he says in a comment subsequent to this post:

"..I’m not arguing that Christianity guarantees a peaceful society with tolerance and respect for individual rights. My argument aims at something more modest: that Christian doctrine and the example of Jesus are not great impediments to the option of such a peaceful society. Thus, the choice, which I hope Christians will take, of creating liberal democracy doesn’t require tremendous logical contortions and self-deception."

"Islam is a political ideology and Muhammad ruled oppressively. Can Islam choose individual rights and liberty with universal respect in a pluralistic society? Not without great contradiction to the ideology. It’s just not an option in Islam."

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U.N. Essay

Woody, over at GM'S Corner has a link to an excellent essay on why we should have nothing to do with the U.seless N.itwits.

Bruce S. Thornton lays it out better than I ever could, and Woody's comments on some excerpts are well worth reading too.

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Cops Say the Darndest Things

Cops say the darndest things! The following were taken off of actual
police car videos around the country. (I can't vouch for that, but as a former LEO, I can say that they sound realistic to me -D-)

"Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch
out after you wear them awhile."

"Take your hands off the car, or I'll make your birth certificate a
worthless document."

"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

"Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't
know, that is the average speed of a 9 mm bullet fired from my gun."

"So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can
write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

"Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it
will help. Oh.... did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

"Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that
again or I'll give you another ticket."

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are
drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

"Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go
to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey poop."

"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster

"In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

"Just how big were those two beers?"

"No sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now
we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

"I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of
yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

And the best one...

"You didn't think we gave pretty women tickets? You're right, we
don't." "Sign here."

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Go, Grandpa!

This is purported to be an actual job application that a 75 year old senior citizen
submitted to Wal-Mart in Arkansas. Even if it's just a hoax, the humor certainly remains...

NAME: George Martin

SEX: Not lately, but I am looking for the right woman, (or at least,
one who'll cooperate).

DESIRED POSITION: Company President or Vice President. But seriously,
whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't
be applying here in the first place?

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael
Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we
can haggle.


LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

PREVIOUS SALARY: A lot less than I'm worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and
post-it notes.



PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a
more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?

LIFTING UP TO 50 lbs.?: Of what?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would
be "Do you have a car that runs?"

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, so they tell me.

DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job - no, on my breaks - yes.

with a fabulously wealthy dumb, sexy, blonde, supermodel who thinks
I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing
that now.

YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Oh yes, absolutely.

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F.Y.I. P.S.A.

Sounds like a good thing to know.

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled
her car.

A resident of Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between
Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessive, when her car
suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air. She was not
seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurence.

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told
her something that every driver should know. NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN
WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She had thought she was being cautious
by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in
the rain.

But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on
and your car begins to hydroplane - when your tires lose contact with the
pavement your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.

We all know you have little or no control over a car when
it begins to hydroplane. You are at the mercy of the Good Lord. The
highway patrol estimated her car was actually traveling through the
air at 10 to 15 miles per hour faster than the speed set on the cruise

The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's
seat sun-visor. NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning.

We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the
patrolman), was a man who had a similar accident, totaled his car and
sustained severe injuries.

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US Warships Attacked

I saw this article on the events in Jordan and one thing immediatly struck me.

It was this one simple line: "Both vessels left after the attack as a precaution, he said."

Just WHAT message does this send to our enemy? They don't even have to damage equipment or kill any soldiers for our army to turn tail and run, thats what. I'm sure that that is not the feeling the personnel aboard those vessels
would have preferred to bestow, but that is the propaganda that will soon be forthcoming over the Arab networks.

Remember that it is internationally recognized that an attack on any of our military assests constitutes an act of war, yes, I recognize that Jordan was not responsible for that act, and should not be held accountable as the attacker, BUT, I truly the proper response SHOULD have been an assault on those responsible. These were WAR ships with the capability of mounting a pinpoint response, not some hapless cruise ship with helpless civilians on board.
Five minutes after the rocket's exhaust was observed, there should have been a flight of helo's taking out the attackers position, and maybe a small contingent of highly armed ground troops mopping up after the helos.

Provacative? you BET! Intrusive on Jordanian sovereignty? Undoubtably!
Should we care? Not one iota!

A country is responsible for the safety of foreign vessals in their ports, whether they be military or civilian, if the host country can't do the job, then it behooves a military vessal to protect itself in the best manner possible. You may say that they did so by leaving the area, but you have to remember that actions have consequences on future events, by this action, we've declared it to be open season on all our vessels in any foreign port.

There would have been diplomatic consequences of military action taking place in a non-combatant nation, but those consequences would be less than what we're faced with now. Since the vessels were there to take part in a joint US/Jordanian military exercise, it could have been excused as part of the training in joint operations.

One can only hope is that Jordanian forces capture the terrorists and allow their extradition to the U.S. or Gitmo. By the information in the article, there seems to be quite a bit of intell on these Islamofacists, one wonders how they can know so much and yet not apprehend them....

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I KNOW that this is old news and that I WAY behind the curve on it, but I just got an e-mail from a friend reminding me of it, and since it didn't make a even minor ripple in the news curve when it happened, I thought it just might be good to remind everyone of it.....

It doesn't get any better than this:

Jessie Jackson added former Chicago Democrat congressman Mel Reynolds
to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll.

Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his
six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud,
bankfraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious,
however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage
campaign volunteer.

This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a
subordinate...won clemency from a president who had sex with a
subordinate...then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a

His new job? Youth counselor.


Some thoughts on our whole society that occurred to me after reading this:

1. Just WHICH party do all the participants belong to? Just saying, is all, no blanket indictments of the whole party.....

2. Why did this pass under the radar of just about everyone but a few pundits; and not very vehemently even with them?

3. Considering the types of sexual PC/education being promulgated in our public schools under the ageis of the NEA, with input from such august groups such as NAMBLA and GLSEN, and considering that the NEA is one of the pet programs of a certain party....and whose national leadership, in the main, belong to that same party....

The rank and file of that party always gave President Clinton a pass during his impeachment proceedings; saying it was "private conduct" that was a matter between the parties involved (Bill, Hillery, and Monica), even though there was ample evidence that this type of behaviour was a long standing feature of President Clinton's behaviour patterns even when he was Governor of Arkansas. They didn't even seem to care too much that he committed blatent perjury in court proceedings connected to the matter. (but at least the judiciary system itself thought it serious enough to disbar him)

Put all these things together, and you start to see a pattern emerge. Seems thats one reason that attacks against so called "religious fundementalists", indeed, religion in general, all seem to arise from that same party. After all, religion is about morality, and striking it from the public domain leads to a freedom to impose a non-judgemental public morality wherein almost anything can be excused, even if not condoned.

I make no indictments of that party, but I would ask all the ordinary citizens out there, just what do you think of a group that welcomes under it's umbrella those that:
1. would expose our children to the agendas of NAMBLA and GLSEN
2. promulgate the type of PC attitude that everything that the was the accepted American attitude MUST be subjegated to the worship of every other culture imaginable in the name of "diversity".
3. attacking the public display of religious principles that our country was founded upon.
(yes, as much as the revisionists might try to deny it, that phrase "That all men are endowed by THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights" DID come from deeply held religious beliefs of the Founders)
4. attack the basic freedoms of self-protection embedded in the 2nd Amendment. (just look where the strictest gun regulation laws are, and you'll see that the local and state offices are dominated by this party) Remember that an unarmed populace is a more easily controlled populace.
5. resists every tax reduction for the general population that has ever come along. (ENACT the Fair Tax NOW!) Make the populace dependant on the state largesse for the amount of earnings they keep, and you control that populace.
6. proposed/s most of the "social welfare" type programs, where the State substitutes itself for private responsibility. (again, if your beholding to the State's largess, your controlled by the state)

Put all those facts into a shaker and mix well and then ask yourself if that is truly the cocktail that you wish to drink.

The other party isn't blameless either, at the very least, they refused to block the nameless party in most of these matters, and heartily joined in with them on others.

Now for my "solution", poor as it is. (unlike the party in question, I try not to point out problems without at least trying to propose even a weak solution to them)

Disavow ties to any one party, get informed, and get involved, don't vote for the party, vote for the individual that most represents your views, and hold them accountable if they don't hold to their proclaimed course.

Become informed/involved in your childs school and hold school officials to account for what they are exposing our children to. DON'T let our schools be merely State Indoctrination Centers, but return them to places of true education, where critical thinking and logic are keystones.

As much as possible, refuse to participate in state largess, depend on yourself for your own needs. (again, the Fair Tax would be a large step in this direction)

It will take time to change the current politcal/social climate, and progress will be measured in tiny increments, but always remember that we arrived in our present climate in tiny increments, lets keep what is good and discard that which can be shown to be counterproductive/harmful in the long term.

Most importantly, to use a Biblical phrase "hate the sin, but love the sinner"; use logic to combat your idiological opposits, not hyperboly that only serves to strengthen their resolve against you. Remember always that for the most part, they are trying to do what is right by their own lights, reasoned debate can lead to a compremise that can be lived with by both sides. With the hard core radical elements of both sides, just try to show the vast majority the ultimate consequences of those idiologies, and they will fade into the obscurity they deserve.

A friend accused me yesterday of "wearing rose colored glasses" when I was trying to bounce some of these same ideas off him...and perhaps he's correct, but I still have hope that if there are more idealists and dreamers like he accused me of being and fewer "we have no power to change anything" cynics like him, there still may be time to make our country achieve the noble goals set to us by our Founders. It will NEVER be perfect, but it CAN be better than it is now.

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August 19, 2005

A little Random Humor...

A lady picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally
got up to the checker, she learned that one of her items had no price

Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and
boomed out for all the store to hear, "PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN,
TAMPAX SUPER SIZE." That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of
the store apparently misunderstood the word "Tampax" for "THUMBTACKS."

In a business-like tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom. "DO YOU


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 am 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 have thrown the wrong bitch out the window."

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We all know how tenacious Pitbulls are when they are on the attack.
They don't know how or when to give up.

I think this one should have given up earlier! I think there must
be a bald porcupine somewhere!

So keep in mind sometimes it is better to give up earlier. Don't
lose your head!


Two men dressed in pilot's uniforms walk up the aisle of the airplane.
Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is
tapping his way along the aisle with a cane.

Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the
cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers
begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is
just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.

The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people
sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the
water at the edge of the airport territory. As it begins to look as
though the plane will plough into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin.

At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers
relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their
magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands

In the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and says,
"You know, Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're
all gonna die."

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Prime Your Arms, the Time is Soon

NOW I've heard everything! The U.S. government, through the auspices of our vaunted "Justice" system has seen fit to take property from US citizens and give it to a pair of illegal aliens...

The owner of the ranch in question did committ an arguably illegal act, but given the situation at the border, I believe that he may have been justified in his actions, the subsequent forfiture of his land to the (illegal) complainants is just about five steps too far though IMHO.

Not only is there now a yet another precedent against defending your curtelege, but now it's strengthened to the point of forfiture of said curtalege?!?! RCOB moment...

H/T to Gutrumbles

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The Queering of our Schools

Go read this if you have a strong stomach...disregard that it is from a Fundementalist, Pro-Christian site, the FACTS exposed therin shows what the true results of the ACLU agenda are.

I am NOT a Fundementalist Christian, indeed, I consider myself an Agnostic with no formal religious ties, but I will take note of valid information from anyplace I find it, and the slime exposed in this article should be of concern to any citizen concerned about the direction our Republic is heading in.

Here's a taste to whet your anger:

Following the task force’s lead, the NEA will now struggle to expunge “heterosexism” from the consciousness of children in the classroom. The union has encouraged schools to integrate LGBT themes into curricula, instructional material, and programs; to emphasize the legitimacy of different “family structures,” including domestic partner arrangements; and to offer counseling services for students struggling with their “sexual/gender orientation.” Small wonder that GLSEN greeted the NEA task force’s report, and its endorsement by the union, with hosannas. “These powerful new recommendations signal that help is on the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and staff who experience day-to-day abuse in America’s schools,” enthused GLSEN head Jennings.

Expunge Heterosexism?!?! In case you don't realize it, that encompasses about 90% of US folks.

And the ACLU is involved too:
"School districts that refuse to go along with the homosexual agenda now must contend with the American Civil Liberties Union, too. The ACLU’s Lesbian and Gay Rights Project has launched a national effort, called “Every Student, Every School,” that plans to sue on First Amendment grounds any school that refuses gay/straight student clubs on its premises. Already, schools in Kentucky and Texas face legal action."

WAKE UP people, learn what they are indoctrinating our children into. TAKE BACK our public schools from the NEA, ACLU, and interest groups such as NAMBLA and GLSEN.

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The DE-pussification of the American Male

Kim du Toit has written a rant as only he can. Do yourself a favor and read it.
No, read it savor it, and LIVE it. Take back what is your birthright and act like a MAN, not the weepy,wimpy, Metrosexual espoused as the "ideal male" by all too many in our society today.

After having read the article linked, I found myself, even more than usual, wishing that I could join Kim at the range for a little RCOB moment relief.
I'd truly like to study range stress relief techniques at the foot of a true master.

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Quote of the Day

"If you don't want to work, become a reporter.
That awful power, the public opinion of the
nation, was created by a horde of self-complacent
simpletons, who failed at ditch digging and shoe
making, and fetched up in journalism on their
way to the poorhouse."

Mark Twain
Connecticut Evening Dinner Club, 1881

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Quote of the day

It wasn't Levis, the Beatles and Coca Cola that defeated the Soviets, it was camoflage, cadences and C-rations.
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August 18, 2005

Addition to the Roll

Thanks to Liz at Explicitly Ambigious, I have added a new (to me) Milblogger under the Big Macho Types section. Welcome Odysseus !

He is currently serving as an officer in Iraq, and his insights are refreshing to read after all the tripe that the LSM keeps putting out.

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Another silly test

Take the Star Trek Quiz

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the Ham

(47% dark, 57% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)

your humor style:

Your style's goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and for the dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with corny jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your friends. People of your type are often the most approachable and popular people in their circle. Your simple & silly good-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart in this sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell - Will Smith

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 25% on dark

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You scored higher than 99% on spontaneous

free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 25% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

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Yep, no WMD's have been found in Iraq...or HAVE they?

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Reaction to Appeasement

An incident of violence occurred in the midst of the Israeli govt. appeasement action Jewish settler's relocation, with an expected response from the Paliswinian side:

"Hamas, as well as all Palestinians, are interested in seeing the Zionist settlers leave our land as soon as possible," said spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. "But if these crimes continue, factions will not stand by silently."

And of course, those on the Left here are making great sport of crowing about "Israeli aggression" in reference to this incident..
I find it somewhat amusing that everyone is ignoring the difference between "us" and "them".

In the Paleoswinian Terror-tories, an action like what this overdistraught man did would be hailed as a "heroic part of the freedom struggle", but since he is a member of a civilized society, he will be tried,convicted,and punished for committing murder. MAYBE he can get a reduced sentence on the basis of temporary insanity due to extreme mental stress...

While I do feel sorrow that these people suffered what they did at this mans hands, when I stop and consider what THEIR probable reaction would have been had the situation been reversed, given past experience, I must say that the G-A-F meter reads:
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Yep, as I surmised, pretty much zero. (thanks for the meter LC Fresh Sign!)

Update: Murdock at Blogging at 2000 Feet has his own take on the resettlement appeasment action.

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Lesson in Humility

Here's the religious explanation of the difference between Dogs and Cats:

Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us."

And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal.

And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."

And God said, "No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well."

And God said, "No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration."

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And cat would not obey them.

And when Adam and Eve gazed into cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.

And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was happy.

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And Cat didn't give a shit one way or the other.

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August 17, 2005

9/11 Tribute

Now HERE is a fitting tribute to those that were lost on 9/11.

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I find it apt that metal from the worst man-made disaster in US history will become part of the force being used against the authors of that disaster.

To the USS New York: you have a proud mission and an obligation to fullfill it with the same honor and valor displayed by the inhabitants of your namesake.

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The REAL "Mother" Sheehan

James Lileks has something to say about "Mother" Sheehan, and he says it as only he can.

I felt pity that Cindy Sheehan was being exploited by the LSM, and as such, was a target for the more vehement elements of my own idiological compatriots, but as time passes, I have come to the stage where I believe that she is as much an exploiter as being exploited, and that such an agenda as she espouses is far too deep to be just the result of a reaction to grief. I feel for her grief, and detest her for her dishonor of her son's sacrifice by espousing FOR everything that is the antithesis of what that scrifice stood for; if that's a "chickensh*t slur" against Sheehan, so be it.

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Academia, still Left

Amazing what you can find roaming the net...HERE is an academic scandal of the first order, brewing not three miles away from where I live, and yet, this is the first I've heard of it.

As the second link shows, it was reported in the local newspaper, but it must have been in on of the far back regions of section C, because as a daily reader, I would have thought I would have noted such a story in my past excoriations of the Ward Churchill fiasco.

I urge that Gov. Daniels exercise his responsibility in overseeing a state funded institution and have an independant board look into the situation. It's gone too far for an internal board to do justice, and "protecting the Institution" is wrong when there is obvious cause to doubt the integrity of the institution. Some short term harm to IU-PUI Law Schools reputation may occur, but far less than that will be incurred at a later date; when the cancer might have grown to the point of being fatal to the Institution's very existance.

This points out one of the failings of a system that has been overcome by PC; to the point where the best qualified instructors are ousted because they hold to Truth, rather than the popular Meme of the Moment. This leads to cynacism in/to the system, and in the end, the loss of true justice to us all.

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A Real Gold Star Mother

Kathy Dyer is a name we should remember every time we hear about "Mother" Sheehan.

As Mrs. Dyer said at a memorial service for her son, Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, she urged mourners to not to let their anger or other feelings over his loss turn them against the U.S. fight in Iraq.
She said her son would want people to continue supporting the troops and the war effort. "Honor me in this way"

"He saw this as just another way to measure himself, another test," said his father, John Dyer. "Chris didn't want to be less than the best at anything."

Rest in Peace, LCpl Dyer. Your sacrifice will be remembered as it should be.

Your name will not be used in a hatefilled anti-American diatribe as "Mother" Sheehan has done with her son. Too bad that the LSM will continue to showcase Cindy Sheehan, while Kathy Dyer will just continue to grieve her loss, and maintain her pride in her son, in private. I'm glad that Mrs. Dyer won't have to worry about media intrusion on her grief, but feel sickened that the rabid Left will continue to find a willing pawn in "Mother" Sheehan to furthur their sick agenda.

Update: Muhammed at Iraq the Model answered "Mother" Sheehans question of why her son died, and said it better than I ever could:

Your son sacrificed his life for a very noble cause…No, he sacrificed himself for the most precious value in this existence; that is freedom.

His blood didn't go in vain; your son and our brethren are drawing a great example of selflessness.
God bless his free soul and God bless the souls of his comrades who are fighting evil.
God bless the souls of Iraqis who suffered and died for the sake of freedom.
God bless all the freedom lovers on earth.

Go and read the entire post, it puts the war into a perspective that counters all the hate-filled diatribes of those that use the war as a means to attack their true enemy, President Bush.

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August 16, 2005

Three bulls in a pasture

Three bulls are in the pasture complaining. They've heard a rumor that
the farmer is bringing in a new bull, and they aren't happy about sharing
any of their cows.

The Alpha bull says, "You know, since we settled our differences and
split up the cows, I've been pretty happy with MY 120 cows. I am not about to
share any of MY cows with this new bull."

The second toughest bull says, "Yeah, well I ended up with only
60 cows, so I can't afford to share any of MY cows."

The youngest bull says, "I may only be half as big as you guys, but I'm
still a teenager. I'm already climbing the walls with just 20 cows."

Suddenly a huge, black tractor trailer pulls into the yard. The entire
trailer contains just one animal - the biggest, baddest bull you ever

He weighs 3,000 pounds and has horns four feet long. As the new bull
strolls down the gangplank, the two-inch thick metal plates actually sag under
his weight.

Suddenly the former Alpha bull is a bit more flexible, "Well, maybe I
could spare a FEW cows."

The second toughest bull says, "Maybe if I hide in the corner of the
pasture he'll leave me alone."

But the small, teenage bull is snorting, pawing the ground and shaking
his fledgling horns in an extremely confrontational way.

Worried about the reckless youngster, the two older bulls trot over to
the young bull and say, "Listen, son. It's not worth dying for. Just give
the new bull your 20 cows."

"He can HAVE my 20 cows," replies the young bull, snorting and pawing
the ground again.

"I'm just making sure he knows I'm a BULL!"

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Subject: AARP Guidelines

Many of us (those over 50, WAY over 50 or hovering
near 60 or 70) are quite confused about how we should
present ourselves.

We're unsure about the kind of image we are
projecting and whether or not we are correct
as we try to conform to current fashions.

Despite what you may have seen on the streets,
the following combinations DO NOT go
together and should be avoided:

1. A nose ring and bifocals

2. Spiked hair and bald spots

3. A pierced tongue and dentures

4. Miniskirts and support hose

5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads

6. Speedo's and cellulite

7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder
surgery scar

8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart

9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge

10. Bikinis and liver spots

11. Short shorts and varicose veins

12. In-line skates and a walker

And last, but not least . . . . .

13. Thongs and Depends

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August 15, 2005

Job Descriptions

Courtesy of Strange Cosmos, Job Descriptions in the Real World:

A programmer is someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in
a way you don't understand.

A consultant is someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells
you the time.

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining
and wants it back the minute it begins to rain. (Mark Twain)

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he
predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

A statistician is someone who is good with numbers but lacks the
personality to be an accountant.

An actuary is someone who brings a fake bomb on a plane, because that
decreases the chances that there will be another bomb on the plane.
(Laurence J. Peter)

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat
which isn't there.
(Charles R. Darwin)

A topologist is a man who doesn't know the difference between a coffee
cup and a doughnut.

A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000 word document and calls it a

A psychologist is a man who watches everyone else when a beautiful girl
enters the room.

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

A schoolteacher is a disillusioned woman who used to think she liked

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that
you will look forward to the trip.

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The Barber

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he
asked about his bill and the barber replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept
money from you; I'm doing community service this week."

The florist is pleased and leaves the shop.

Next morning when the barber goes to open there is a thank you card and
a dozen roses waiting for him at his door

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill
the barber again replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I'm
doing community service this week."

The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

Next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a thank you card
and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Later a Republican comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his
bill the barber again replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept money from
you; I'm doing community service this week."

The Republican is very happy and leaves the shop.

Next morning when the barber goes to open, there is a thank you card
and a dozen different books such as "How to improve your business" and
"Becoming more successful".

Then a Democrat comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his
bill the barber again replies: "I'm sorry, I cannot accept money from you;
I'm doing community service this week."

The Democrat is very happy and leaves the shop.

Next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen
Democrats lined up waiting for a free haircut.

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August 14, 2005


In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was
not allowed to beat his wife with a stick any thicker
than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was
invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies
Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into
the English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together
on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly
than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can;
women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of
people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness:

(now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is
wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the
age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over
the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper
in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only
mobile National Monuments.

Each! king in a deck of playing cards
represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =

If a statue in the park of a person on a
horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in
battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air,
the person died as a result of wounds received
in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the
ground, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration
of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock
andCharlesThomson. Most of the rest signed on
August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5
years later.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles
of what?

A. Their birthplace

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is
the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far
would you have to go until you would find the letter

A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers, and laser printers all have
in common?

A. All were invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

Q. Which day are there more collect calls
than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were
secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the
ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to
sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000
years ago that for a month after the wedding,
the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with
all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer
and because their calendar was lunar based, this
period was called the honey month . which we know today
as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and
quarts... So in old England, when customers got
unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind
your pints and quarts, and settle down."

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters
had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their
ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they
used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your
whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

At least 75% of people who read this will try
to lick their elbow

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August 13, 2005

Must Read!

G.O.C. in Atlanta had a troll commentor, which Denny used to good effect to put out a rant worthy of the ages on the idiocy inherant on the Liberal side of the spectrum.

For the record, I find myself, as usual, in complete agreement with every point he made, The only I fault I find is the jealousy I feel of his ability to expound in such an incredibly adroit manner.

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August 12, 2005

Saddam and Al Quaida

Yep, there were no ties between Al-Quaida and Saddam...EVERYBODY KNOWS that. The 9/11 Commission said so.

Of course, a court of law that deals with evidence rather than politics, has found differently.

And when Dick Cheney was castigated and called a liar when he responded with "we don't know" when questioned about possible Saddam/Al Quaida ties in 2003. Seems that honestly not knowing at the time was a lie according to the Moonbats; after all, their leaders KNEW that there were no ties, and who can question the leaders? (as long as their statements attack Republican officials) Well, information has come to light to answer that question of ties...within the Iraqi regime's intelligence dept. documents themselves:

..."The goal of the meeting, according to the memo's author, was to discuss "the future of our relationship with him, bin Laden, and to achieve a direct meeting with him." The individual coming to Baghdad, the memo continued, may represent "a way to maintain contacts with bin Laden".

Take those two sources together and I don't think that any honest person can any longer deny the link of Saddam to Terrorism, and in (at the least indirectly)posing a grave threat to the U.S. with his support of groups like Al-Quaida, Hamas, and a number of others.

In looking who was steering the conclusions (of the Commission), we seem to find the architechs of the policies that led to the 9/11 disaster being the foxes guarding the henhouse.

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Able Danger

Seems that the Rove story just may disappear as yesterday's news with the revelations that information pertaining to the 9/11 plot may have been availible in late 1999 or early 2000, in fact, information on the plot came as early as 1995, from Abdul Hakim Murad, one of the participants Bojinka bombing plotters in the Phillipines. Murad had offered to give information in exchange for a reduced sentence in the Bojinka bombing plot, but was turned down by Dietrich Snell, a federal prosecutor under Attorney General Janet Reno, who convicted Murad. Mr. Snell was attached to the 9/11 commission as a Senior Counsel/ team leader. The validity of the Commission's final report is starting to smell worse than a fish market in a 90 degree heat wave.

Members of the Commission talk about the ATTA timeline and how the intelligence data didn't agree with the "established" ATTA timeline. In other words the commission started out with a conclusion on ATTA and then made the intelligence fit the desired conclusion. Looking at some of the members, you can see why....they were doing coverup to protect the Clinton 'Legacy'; indeed, were part of the malfeasence themselves (Richard Ben-Veniste, Jamie Gorelick? HELLLLLOOOO!)

I think that we need a new commission to investigate the old the form of a Grand Jury, perhaps.

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August 10, 2005

0 to 200 in 4 seconds or less

A couple had been debating the purchase of a new auto for weeks.

He wanted a new truck. She wanted a fast little sports-like car so
she could zip through traffic around town.

He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but
everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range.

"Look!" she said. I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in 4
seconds or less.

"And my birthday is coming up. You could surprise me."

For her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.
Services will be at Downing funeral home on Monday; Due to the
condition of the body, this will be a closed casket service.
Please send your donations to the 'Think before you say things to your wife foundation', Dallas,Texas.

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August 08, 2005


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Peter Jennings, 67,long time anchor of ABC News lost his battle with lung cancer tonight.

I did not agree with his political philosophy, but I did admire his work ethic and tenacity. He did his job to the best of his ability and according to his own conscience.

I extend my deepest sympathy to his surviving family members.

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August 07, 2005


To all those that ask WHY did my (insert military family connection here) have to die in Iraq/Afghanistan?; Mamamontezz has an answer that says it a nutshell, it's because you raised your child correctly, or married a person who was raised correctly.

These are people that knew that Duty, Honor, Country are more than just empty words; and that attitude comes from being raised in an environment where those words DO mean something, at least in lip service.

Damien Cave of the New York Slimes asks "Where are the Heroes"?

Mr Cave, the heroes are ALL those that choose to put on the uniform and put themselves in harms way, and in a sense, the parents that instilled the concepts of Duty, Honor, Country in those brave men and women.

The MSM seems hellbent on undermining every effort to defend this country from the ravages of Islamofacism because they despise the man that had the courage to draw a line and actually enforce/defend that line. They decry the splinter of bias in their opponent's eye while ignoring the log in their own.

I thank God every day that the majority in this country still try to adhere to the fundamental concepts that made this country great, despite the continual barrage of nuance and relativism of the Media elite, and that they elected a man that believes as they do, rather than for the candidate of prepackaged memes and failed ideas of the radical Left.

I am chagrined that that man has not lived up to the full potential of that trust; he seems to have forgotten that our borders need to be made secure, not more poreous, and his aquesience in the realm of expenditures is shameful.
But at least he has the courage to stay the hard course in the face of idiotic but hypervocal appeasment proponents.

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Some ideas for Quarters...

Here's some ideas for Commemorative Quarters IF they were going with "truth in advertising"

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Fractured Nursury Rhymes

Mary had a little pig,
She kept it fat and plastered;
And when the price of pork went up,
She shot the little bastard.

Her father shot it dead.
Now it goes to school with her,
Between two hunks of bread.

JACK AND JILL Went up the hill
To have a little fun.
Stupid Jill forgot the pill
And now they have a son.

SIMPLE SIMON met a Pie man going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the Pie man,
"What have you got there?"
Said the Pie man unto Simon,
"Pies, you dumb #$%!"

HUMPTY DUMPTY sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings' horses,
And all the kings' men.
Had scrambled eggs,
For breakfast again.

HEY DIDDLE, DIDDLE the cat took a piddle,
All over the bedside clock.
The little dog laughed to see such fun.
Then died of electric shock.

GEORGIE PORGY Pudding and Pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
And when the boys came out to play,
He kissed them too 'cause he was gay.

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad........
She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports car.

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Truism of the Day

Remember -- A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...BUT a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"

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August 06, 2005


A guy is browsing in a pet shop and sees a parrot
sitting on a little perch. It doesn't have any feet
or legs. The guy says aloud, "Geesh, I wonder what
happened to this Parrot?"

The parrot responds, "I was born this way. I'm a
defective parrot."

"Holy crap," the guy says. "You actually understood
and answered me!"

"I got every word," says the parrot. "I happen to be
a highly intelligent, thoroughly educated bird."

"Oh yeah?" the guy asks, "Then answer this; how do
you hang onto your perch without any feet?"

The parrot responds, "Well, this is very
embarrassing, but since you asked, I wrap my weenie
around this wooden bar like a little hook. You can't
see it because of my feathers."

"Wow," says the guy. "You really can understand and
speak English can't you?"

"Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I
can converse with reasonable competence on almost
any topic: politics, religion, sports, physics,
philosophy. I'm especially good at ornithology. You
really ought to buy me. I'd be a great companion."

The guy looks at the $200 price tag. "Sorry, but I
just can't afford that."

"Pssst", said the parrot, "truth is, nobody wants me
cause I don't have any feet. You can probably get me
for $20, just make the guy an offer!" The guy offers
$20 and walks out with the parrot.

Weeks go by. The parrot is sensational. He has a
great sense of humor. He's interesting. He's a great
pal. He understands everything. He sympathizes. He's
insightful. The guy is delighted.

One day the guy comes home from work and the parrot
goes, "psssssssssssst," and motions him over with
one wing. I don't know if I should tell you this or
not, but it's about your wife and the postman."

"What are you talking about?" asks the guy.

"When the postman delivered the mail today, your
wife greeted him at the door in a sheer black
nightie and kissed him passionately."

"WHAT???" The guy asks incredulously. "THEN what

"Well, then the postman came into the house and put
his hands under her nightie and began petting her
all over," reported the parrot.

"Oh No!," he exclaims. "Then what?"

"Then he lifted up the nightie, began to kiss her
all over, starting with her breasts and slowly...."

"WELL," demands the frantic guy, "THEN WHAT

"Damned if I know. I got a hard-on and fell off my

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August 04, 2005

Common Sense from Across the pond

The Limey Pundit has boiled down the WOT to it's essential essence in a manner that even the most stalwart practitioner of the Kool-aid drinking, PC opineing, UNreality based Moonbat Brigade can understand.

Kudos to a Brit that "gets it" with a capitol G.

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A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans. Saint Peter addresses this cool guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replies, "I'm Peter Pilot, retired American Airlines Pilot from Dallas."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the pilot, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom."

The pilot goes into Heaven with his robe and staff. Next it's the minister's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's in Pasadena for the last 43 years."

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom."

"Just a minute," says the minister. "that man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe and golden staff, and I get only cotton and wood? How can this be?"

"Up here - - we work by results," says Saint Peter, "while you preached - - people slept; while he flew - -- people prayed."

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Fair Tax

I've written about it before, and here I go again. There is an idea for a radically different tax system for our country called the Fair Tax. It's been presented in H.R.25 for congressional debate. Now it is up to US to ensure that it gets a fair hearing. The politicians won't even let it get out of a committee hearing if WE don't tell them that this is an idea that should at get a fair debate on it's merits.

The reason for this is obvious; the Fair Tax, if enacted, would strip a great deal of power out of the hands of the politicians and return it to the people. Politicians would no longer be able to manipulate the tax code to their benefit, giving large tax breaks to those in a position to contribute to their campaign war chests. It would put the people back in a position to control what they pay in taxes through their spending habits.

Here is why I support the Fair Tax proposal

1. It would eleminate all hidden taxes in the goods and services we purchase, letting us make a truly informed decision about what we buy.

2. It would be a truely progressive tax; eleminating the "class war" wedge used by populist politicians to pit the various segments of our society against each other, and bring the political debate back to "is this proposed legislation truly good for our country".

3 It eliminates any taxes being paid by "the poor"; and immediatly raises their usable income by some 25%.

4. It removes the incentive of Big Business to pay for a politician to try to gain a step up on their competition.

5. It would lower the tax burden on the average family, allowing for more "stay at home parents", it would no longer be NECESSARY for both parents to work, just to be capable of paying their tax burden.

6. It would eleminate all inheritence taxes, allowing small family businesses/farms to continue past the unexpected death of their founders.

7. Most important, it would put CONTROL back in the hands of the individual and open up the dark recesses of government spending manipulation to the light.

8. It would infuse a HUGE influx of capitol into the economy, lifting it to heights that would be unheard of under our present system...think about all the money presently held in offshore tax shelters coming back and actually being used to boost the economy....not to mention the fact that it would make the U.S. the most attractive place for foreign investors to put their capitol in the world. It would have the potential of wiping out our our national debt in a matter of months.

Read H.R.25 and decide for yourself. If you give it honest thought and compare it to what we are bound by today, I feel confident that you will join in and contact your representatives to tell them that the time has come for REAL tax reform.

Go to and get the Fair Tax book that explains the proposal and it's costs/benefits in plain language.

The time to act is now.

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August 03, 2005

Humor in Uniform

As a group of soldiers stood in formation at an Army base, the Drill Sergeant said, "All right! All you idiots fall out."

As the rest of the squad wandered away, one soldier remained at attention.

The Drill Instructor walked over until he was eye-to-eye with him, and then raised a single eyebrow. The soldier smiled and said, "Sure was a lot of 'em, huh, sir?"

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just to ease back into the groove of posting easily, I've decided to start off with a quick round-up of some things that you should read to get the old thought processes going.

First off, a post from the Emperor Misha of the Rottweiler Empire. As always, he gets right to the heart of the issue. I concur with him completely.

Next comes this gem from my own better half, demonstrating the laziness of the MSM in covering the story. Like she says:"See how it works, people? And isn't it sad that it takes some old chick on dial-up on a busted office chair with nothing but a pig lamp for light to do this, while the journo-types get paid good money to turn out half-assed articles. And don't talk deadlines. I did this in an hour. Most deadlines are more lenient than that, unless one has been hiding in the lounge at the hotel for too long and cut themselves short."

Next we have Kim du Toit's launching of something that every homeschooler should be interested in DidToday is THE resource that makes home schooling really practical and achievable for the masses.

TNS of Bitter Rants has an idea for expanding the war on Terror...overloading the religious discussions of the Mullahs of the ROP by forcing them to have to issue fatwas against us all.
All I have to say, while munching on a tasty BLT (heavy on the bacon), using my copy of the Queran as a leveling wedge on that short leg of my computer desk, and swilling a particularly tasty bottle of Poorter Ale, is WHERE IS MY fatwa?

Acidman has a list of ten things that he Just WON'T DO. they sounded like a pretty good list to me.

And last, Neal Boortz has a reply for a liar reviewing his book on the Fair Tax(H.R.25). The more I look into the Fair Tax, the more I am in favor of it. Study it for yourself, and if you are as agreeable to the idea as I am, contact your representatives and tell them to back it. We need this legislation to bring sanity back to our tax system, IMO. there are flaws, as in any system, but this is the most well thought out proposal to come down the pike in many a year.

Thats it for now...I know none of it is original, but I hope it does provide you some food for thought. I'll try to get something of my own up soon. Seems absence of practice has made it harder to formulate thought in a coherant format, but I'm sure that I just need to flex those underused muscles a little to get back up to my mediocre level of opining.

Once again, THANK YOU to all that have remained loyal readers through the recent troubles.

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Just got the DSL connection back up and running full tilt, so I intend to get down and put up some posts and try to revive this moribund Blog. Thank you to all my readers that kept the faith and kept me going through this difficult period.

Let me do a little surfing and I'l come up with some posts a little later today.

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"Ode to the Spell Checker"

Courtesy of Strange Cosmos:

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew

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