November 30, 2005


Finally! A Democrat that I can have some respect for. Sen. Joe Lieberman has come out in public support for President Bush insofar as not trying to set an artificial time table for withdrawal of troops in Iraq.

I'm sure that Mr. Lieberman was fully cognizent of how his statements would be viewed by the majority of members of his party, yet he had the courage of his principles to put those principles ahead of partisan posturing.

There are many issues where I oppose Mr. Lieberman, but I must acknowledge and applaud his courage in his actions in this case. I would almost go far as to support him should he choose to run for his party's nomination, as it seems that the majority of Republicans are too spineless to do what is right, instead of what is politically expedient.

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I've posted this before, but it's as true now as it was then.

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November 29, 2005

some some ranting to myself

Soms wanhoop ik van mijn medeAmerikanen, schijnen zij in slaap te zijn bij het wiel als politieke juistheid en de partisian gebaseerde haat duwt ons steeds dichter aan een totale analyse van de basislijm die de maatschappij samen houdt.

Ik weet niet of is er nog tijd om dit langzaam maar bepaalde afdaling in sectarische anarchy en facism/socialism te stoppen; maar ik weet dat als niets wordt gedaan, dat is waar wij worden geleid.

De enige cursus ik kan zien proberen om het proces minstens te vertragen is voor iedereen aan staprug en reasses waar wij en zijn proberen om te bepalen enkel waarom whe wat geloven wij en om brutaal eerlijk te zijn over het in het proces blieve.

Thank you for your indulgence, and in case I should happen to have any Dutch readers, I apologize for my grammer, I'm seriously out of practice.

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Some good Reading

Here's the WSJ's "best of the web". Notice that they lead with a three tour veteran of Iraq; decrying the stupidity of a antiwar advertisment.

Seems that Moveon can't tell the difference between American and British soldiers...of course to admit to British soldiers being present WOULD put their charge of Iraq being a "unilateral action" in the dustbin with their other lies and distortions, wouldn't it? But to depict Brits in an ad bemoaning the fact that Servicemembers and their families couldn't spend Thanksgiving together does seem to be over the top, even for them...(for you Progresives out there, the fact that this is idiotic stems from the fact that Britain doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving; I know you couldn't comprehend the Capt.'s. disgust otherwise)

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The top Five reasons computers must be female...

5.- No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

4.- Even your smallest mistakes are immediately committed to memory for future reference.

3.- The native language used to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

2.- The message, "Bad command or filename", is about as informative as "if you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you".

1.- As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

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Just Jokes

Just a little humor to lighten up a drab Monday.

An old woman was being interviewed and was asked "I see that you were maried four times". "Your first husband was a banker, the second a theater owner, the third a preacher, and your fourth an undertaker". "Why such disparet profesions?"

She replied that it was all due to good planning. "Oh?" said the interviewer.

"Yes", she replied. "One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go!"


A husband and wife were having a bitter argument, towards the end of which, the wife proclaimed: "I want to dance on your casket" to which the husband immediatly rejoined: "Great! Bury me at sea!".


A guy was trying to console a friend who'd just found his wife in bed with another man. "Get over it, buddy," he said. "It's not the end of the world."

"It's all right for you to say," answered his buddy. "But what if you came home one night and caught another man in bed with your wife?"

The fella ponders for a moment, then says, "I'd break his cane and kick his seeing-eye dog in the ass."


One morning Bobby's mother was cleaning his room, and she found an S & M magazine under the bed. She was beside herself worrying, trying to think of how to handle the situation.
Finally her husband came home from work, and he asked her how her day was. The mother told him about the magazine. Shaking, she asked him how they were going handle this situation.

Her husband sat there for awhile, sighed, and said, "Well, I guess spanking him is out of the question."


A husband and wife are getting all snugly in bed. Their passion is heating up. Then the wife stops and says: "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me."
The husband says: "WHAT??" The wife explains that he must not be in tune with her emotional needs as a woman. The husband realizes that nothing is going to happen and he might as well deal with it.

The next day the husband takes his wife shopping at a big department store. He walks around and has her try on three very expensive outfits. She can't decide. He tells his wife to take all three of them. Then they go over and get matching shoes worth $200 each. Then they go to the jewelry department where she gets a set of diamond earrings.

The wife is so excited. She thinks her husband has flipped out. She goes for the tennis bracelet. The husband says: "You don't even play tennis, but OK if you like it, then let's get it." The wife jumps up and down, so excited she cannot even believe what is going on. She says: "I am ready to go, let's go to the cash register."

The husband says: "No - no - no, Honey we're not going to buy all this stuff." The wife's face goes blank. "No Honey. I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while."

The wife gets really mad and is about to explode when the husband says: "You must not be in tune with my financial needs as a man!!!"

Wonder what which jokes I chose says about me ?!?!

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November 28, 2005

Yeah Riiiiight....

Interesting....I looked up my domain name with the Link Popularity tool, here are the results:

Link Popularity Report
Alexa Traffic Ranking: 11617
Present in DMOZ: No
Present in Zeal: No

AlltheWeb: 1
AltaVista :56,500
Google: 0
MSN Search: 32
Yahoo! :56,500
Link Popularity Total: 113,033

According to the tool:"A site that has a Link Popularity Score of 1,000-5,000 is considered average. A site with a Link Popularity Score of 20,000 is considered popular. Sites with a Link Popularity Score above 100,000 are Internet "Icons"."

So with a score of 113,033, I'M an "Internet Icon"!

All I have to say is that it seems that this tool has some serious flaws; but I needed the ego boost, so I'm not going to investigate any furthur and bask in the undeserved rating, at least until some schmuck comes and bursts my bubble.

H/T to GuyK for directing me to the link and giving me an ego boost when I really needed it.

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November 27, 2005


One of the smartest men I know, Sir George of The Bastard Sword, decided to compare the "quagmires" of Viet Nam and Iraq to try to put a little perpestive on the whole you can see by the graph below, the comparison isn't really sustainable.

EVERY death of a soldier while doing his duty is a tragedy, but when you coldly and logically consider the raw numbers, Iraq is by no means the quagmire of Viet Nam.

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Many on the Left are trying to say that this war is a war for oil, or as a war of revenge by Pres. Bush against Saddam for what transpired with his father.

It is neither.

This is a war to try to bring about a change in a portion of the world that has spawned a deadly threat to the security of our nation. Many say "what about Iran....Saudi Arabia...Pakistan?, don't they constitute a portion of the same threat?" The short answer to that question is YES. What these people don't understand is that Iraq is just one part of a stradegy. Iraq is the center point of problem; if we effect change there, we effect change over the entire region, and WITHOUT having to take on the entire region militarily.

It is a plan not without it's risks and shortcomings, but if successful, it will be the cheapest way to accomplish the end goal in terms of causelties and money. The plan has the added bonus of freeing a nation from an utterly barbaric regime. I still believe that the goal is a worthy one, and given the state of conditions present at the time the war began, I applaud President Bush for having the courage to pursue this course of action, it would have been much easier politically on him not to do so, but he had the couraqe to do, not the easy thing, but the right thing.

Now if he would only do the right thing in securing our borders, both North and South.

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Food for Thought

Here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth
after all the conflicting medical studies:
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians & French drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausage and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

H/T to GuyK....Yet ANOTHER one I've stolen borrowed from him.

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November 25, 2005

Just a little Twitting....

'Sanctimonious, Contemptible, Nauseating, Despicable
a Rose Hypocrite by any other name..."

Thanks Wanda, thats the best description of the DNC/ACLU/ I have ever read!

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Hoosierboy found this cartoon that TRULY depicts the differences between men and women...

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When you try to wade through all the DNC/ claims about administration "lies" and "evidence manipulation", it might be germain to to look at the past statements of the claiments and then ask yourself, just WHO ARE the liars?:

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November 24, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

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Can't we all just get along?

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New Dem Policy: We're Idiots

With all the recent Democratic posturing on how Pres. Bush "manipulated" intelligence data to get them to vote for the resolution to go to war in Iraq, I thought it might be aprapo to exmine the issue, only to find that Odysseus had already done a far better job of it than I ever could. Oddysseus is an O-4 recently returned from the T.o.O. in Iraq, and he never seems to fail in clarifying "complex" situations to their core facts. He posts on Journalspace, so it's nigh impossible to link directly to any one post, so I copied/pasted this one in it's entirety. You should go and read all of his other posts too, every one of them is a real gem of clearheaded and logical thinking.

Without furthur blather on my part, Heeeer's Odysseus!:

Okay, let me see if I get this... Democrats argue that George W. Bush is, on the one hand, the dumbest president that we've ever had, but on the other hand, that he lied about the intelligence that got us into Iraq, deceiving all of the members of their party who voted for the war, including everyone from the much brighter John Kerry and Hillary Clinton to the much drunker Teddy Kennedy and Christopher Dodd. In other words, the Democrats' defense of their pro-war votes is that they were bamboozled by someone that they consider a moron. Just how did this happen? I mean, it's not like they were won over by his personality. They hated Bush for winning the 2000 election and he entered the White House to the most rancorous reception since Lincoln's election triggered secession in eleven states. His tax cuts enfuriated Democrats, even as they worked (the economy's been humming for the last five years, despite 9/11, two hurricanes and Paul Krugman's predictions). So, how exactly were these guys, who hated and despised the president, suddenly willing to follow his lead on the Iraq war? There are two explanations, neither of them complimentary.

The first, is that they saw the poll numbers, which showed that a massive majority of Americans wanted Saddam's bottom kicked up and down the Tigris and decided that popularity was the better part of valor. Besides, not knowing anything about combat operations, they figured that since the first war lasted roughly two weeks, the second one should be no tougher, and they'd have cast a vote that showed that they were tough on terrorism, too. Of course, they were the only ones who thought that it was going to be easy. "Why, this was supposed to be a cake-walk," they harumphed. Meanwhile, the president was telling anyone who'd listen that it was going to be a long, hard war. This allowed them to have their cake an eat it, too. They'd voted for the war, then they did everything that they could to make sure that it wasn't fought effectively and carped at every minor error. If a troopie missed qualifying with his weapon and had to re-shoot, it was evidence of a quagmire. Abu Ghraib was brought up every thirty seconds, with Teddy Kennedy and Dick Durbin comparing us to Saddam's henchmen and Hilter's, respectively. There was even a phony Judiciary Committee hearing designed to impeach President Bush, conducted by John Conyers (D-MI), with several prominent house Democrats in attendance and no comment at all from the party leadership. After several years of constant nay-saying, repeated by a credulous and sympathetic media, the Democratic Party had managed to erode public support for the war. But, having done that, they now have to explain why they supported it in the first place, which means that either they, too, believed that Saddam was a threat, or they were hapless dupes. Of course, the one problem with this is that they are claiming to be hapless dupes of someone that they never listened to in the first place, and who they consider their mental inferior in all ways. It's bad enough to claim that you were fooled into giving up your lunch money, but to be fooled by one of the kids on the "special" school bus? Not exactly something to be proud of.

The other choice, and it's a fairly obvious one, is that they're, well... idiots.

I think that this is not only more likely, but far easier to defend. Why? Well, first of all, there's precedent. Remember when they tried to argue that their voters in Florida were too dumb to figure out the ballot? This was a tacit admission of the stupidity of their electorate. How far is that from a tacit admission of the stupidity of their leadership? And it's not like there aren't other examples. John Kerry was touted as one of the brainier members of the party, until his grades were made public and he was shown to have had the same "C" average that he derided in Bush (and lower ACT scores), and that was after he couldn't figure out if he'd voted for the war or against it and decided that he'd done both. How about Al Gore's flunking out of divinity school? Bill Clinton's dalliance with an intern after his policies had cost his party the house and senate, when he knew that he his leadership was going to be under intense scrutiny? Not just dumb, but dumb.

I could go on, of course. Letting Michael Moore have a prominent seat next to Jimmy Carter at the Democratic National Convention, or even letting Jimmy Carter have a seat at the Democratic National Convention (if there's anyone's Middle East policies that the Democrats had better hope that we forget about, it's Carter's)... Dumb!

Face it. Either the leadership knew what they were voting for when they authorized the use of force in Iraq, or they didn't. If they did, then they're doing everything that they can to spin it so that they don't have to take responsibility for a war that they never believed in and have done everything in their power to undermine, but were too politically savvy to vote against. This makes them craven opportunists. If they didn't know what they were voting for, then they're idiots.

I can't wait to see which one they cop to.

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November 23, 2005

The Old Phone

My friend Jack sent me this in my e-mail today, and it came just at a time when I needed to hear it, like he said, it's old and been around the block a few times, but it's well worth repeating.

When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was "Information Please" and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anyone's number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbor. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer, the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the footstool in the parlor and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver in the parlor and held it to my ear. "Information, please" I said into the mouthpiece just above my head.
A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear.


"I hurt my finger..." I wailed into the phone, the tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

"Isn't your mother home?" came the question.

"Nobody's home but me," I blubbered.

"Are you bleeding?" the voice asked.

"No," I replied. "I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts."
"Can you open the icebox?" she asked.

I said I could.

"Then chip off a little bit of ice and hold it to your finger," said the voice.

After that, I called "Information Please" for everything. I asked her for help with my geography, and she told me where Philadelphia was. She helped me with my math. She told me my pet chipmunk that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts.

Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary, died. I called, Information Please," and told her the sad story. She listened, and then said things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was not consoled. I asked her, "Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage?"

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, "Wayne always remember that there are other worlds to sing in."

Somehow I felt better.

Another day I was on the telephone, "Information Please."
"Information," said in the now familiar voice. "How do I spell fix?" I asked.

All this took place in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. When I was nine years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very much. "Information Please" belonged in that old wooden box back home and I somehow never thought of trying the shiny new phone that sat on the table in the hall. As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me.

Often, in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy.

A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle. I had about a half-hour or so between planes. I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now. Then without thinking what I was doing, I dialed my hometown operator and said, "Information Please."

Miraculously, I heard the small, clear voice I knew so well.

I hadn't planned this, but I heard myself saying, "Could you please tell me how to spell fix?"

There was a long pause. Then came the soft spoken answer, "I guess your finger must have healed by now."

I laughed, "So it's really you," I said. "I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time?"

I wonder," she said, "if you know how much your call meant to me. I never had any children and I used to look forward to your calls."

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister.

"Please do", she said. "Just ask for Sally."

Three months later I was back in Seattle. A different voice answered,
"Information." I asked for Sally.

"Are you a friend?" she said.

"Yes, a very old friend," I answered.

"I'm sorry to have to tell you this," she said. "Sally had been working part-time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago."

Before I could hang up she said, "Wait a minute, did you say your name was Wayne?" "Yes." I answered.

"Well, Sally left a message for you. She wrote it down in case you called.

Let me read it to you."

The note said, "Tell him there are other worlds to sing in.
He'll know what I mean."

I thanked her and hung up. I knew what Sally meant.

Never underestimate the impression you may make on others.

Whose life have you touched today?

Lifting you on eagle's wings. May you find the joy and peace you long for.

Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour


Commit a random act of kindness every day and you will be rewarded threefold.

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November 22, 2005

P.S.A. 2

Finally, some good news. Mamamontezz informs me that we should be set up with a new DSL connection via Earthlink sometime next week, so maybe I can resume regular and at least somewhat interesting and informative posting then.

I really want to thank all of you that have stuck through this recent dry spell, you're the reason I wanted to start blogging in the first place, and it's really gratifying to know that my blatherings sometimes are of interest to others.

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Forgive me Father, for I have sinned..

I am SO jealous!

Jay over at Stop the ACLU has gotten the first ever interview with our beloved Emperor Misha 1.

MUST reading for every LC; and for everyone new to the net and wanting to know what one of the best true Conservative bloggers really thinks.

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The Gun Guy at NoR has a post up about some Muslims in Australia..he's said it all, I can't say it any better.

I would just like to reiterate that haveing freedom of speech DOESN'T mean freedom of consequences from engaging in speech that is inimicle to the society you live in. There is a fine line that just shouldn't be crossed if you don't want to suffer those consequences.

The level of those consequences are what make the difference between a free society and a Facist/Communist/Dictatorship state, and I'm glad that, so far, we've managed to not cross that line, but it seems that those most vehement about being allowed to express their opinions are the also the most inclined to
blocking the opposite side from doing the same. Just my OHO, other's views may vary.

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What our Soldiers Think

I found this letter via a new site I had been directed to by the management™ at the Rott. The site is written by a 35 year old female soldier/combat medic attached to the 101 AB, and it's a real eyeopener. I look forward to reading Grey Eagle on a daily basis from now on.

This soldier received permission to let this go into the public domain, as he felt it was important to convey what he feels is the majority view of (at least) his close compatriots. He wants this to be used as letters to your Senators to let them know that the soldiers know WHY they are in Iraq, and WHY they want to continue until they get the job done.

Here it is:


Be my voice. I want this message heard. It is mine and my platoon’s to the country. A man I know lost his legs the other night. He is in another company in our batallion. I can no longer be silent after watching the sacrifices made by Iraqis and Americans everyday.Send it to a congressman if you have to. Send it to FOX news if you have to. Let this message be heard please…

My fellow Americans, I have a task for those with the courage and fortitude to take it. I have a message that needs not fall on deaf ears. A vision the blind need to see. I am not a political man nor one with great wisdom. I am just a soldier who finds himself helping rebuild a country that he helped liberate a couple years ago.
I have watched on television how the American public questions why their mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters are fighting and dying in a country 9000 miles away from their own soil. Take the word of a soldier, for that is all I am, that our cause is a noble one. The reason we are here is one worth fighting for. A cause that has been the most costly and sought after cause in our small span of existence on our little planet. Bought in blood and paid for by those brave enough to give the ultimate sacrifice to obtain it. A right that is given to every man, woman, and child I believe by God. I am talking of freedom.

Freedom. One word but yet countless words could never capture it’s true meaning or power. “For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.” I read that once and it couldn’t be more true. It’s not the average American’s fault that he or she is “blind and deaf” to the taste of freedom. Most American’s are born into their God given right so it is all they ever know. I was once one of them. I would even dare to say that it isn’t surprising that they take for granted what they have had all their life. My experiences in the military however opened my eyes to the truth.

Ironically you will find the biggest outcries of opposition to our cause from those who have had no military experience and haven’t had to fight for freedom. I challenge all of those who are daring enough to question such a noble cause to come here for just a month and see it first hand. I have a feeling that many voices would be silenced.

I watched Cindy Sheehan sit on the President’s lawn and say that America isn’t worth dying for. Later she corrected herself and said Iraq isn’t worth dying for. She badmouthed all that her son had fought and died for. I bet he is rolling over in his grave.

Ladies and gentleman I ask you this. What if you lived in a country that wasn’t free? What if someone told you when you could have heat, electricity, and water? What if you had no sewage systems so human waste flowed into the streets? What if someone would kill you for bad-mouthing your government? What if you weren’t allowed to watch TV, connect to the internet, or have cell phones unless under extreme censorship? What if you couldn’t put shoes on your child’s feet?

You need not to have a great understanding of the world but rather common sense to realize that it is our duty as HUMAN BEINGS to free the oppressed. If you lived that way would you not want someone to help you????

The Iraqi’s pour into the streets to wave at us and when we liberated the cities during the war they gathered in the thousands to cheer, hug and kiss us. It was what the soldier’s in WW2 experienced, yet no one questioned their cause!! Saddam was no better than Hitler! He tortured and killed thousands of innocent people. We are heroes over here, yet American’s badmouth our President for having us here.

Every police station here has a dozen or more memorials for officers that were murdered trying to ensure that their people live free. These are husbands, fathers, and sons killed every day. What if it were your country? What would your choice be? Everything we fight for is worth the blood that may be shed. The media never reports the true HEROISM I witness everyday in the Iraqi’s. Yes there are bad one’s here, but I assure you they are a minuscule percent. Yet they are a number big enough to cause worry in this country’s future.
I have watched brave souls give their all and lose thier lives and limbs for this cause. I will no longer stand silent and let the “deaf and blind” be the only voice shouting. Stonewall Jackson once said, “All that I have, all that I am is at the service of the country.” For these brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including your son Cindy Sheehan, I will shout till I can no longer. These men and women are heroes. Their spirit lives on in their military and they will never be forgotten. They did not die in vain but rather for a cause that is larger than all of us.

My fellow countrymen and women, we are not overseas for our country alone but also another. We are here to spread democracy and freedom to those who KNOW the true taste of it because they fight for it everyday. You can see the desire in their eyes and I am honored to fight alongside them as an Infantryman in the 101st Airborne.

Freedom is not free, but yet it is everyone’s right to have. Ironic isn’t it? That is why we are here. Though you will always have the skeptics, I know that most of our military will agree with this message. Please, at the request of this soldier spread this message to all you know. We are in Operation Iraqi Freedom and that is our goal. It is a cause that I and thousands of others stand ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice for because, Cindy Sheehan, freedom is worth dying for, no matter what country it is! And after the world is free only then can we hope to have peace.

SGT Walter J. Rausch and 1st Platoon

It's interesting to note the reaction to the type of forum that Grey Eagle provides; she allows all viewpoints to be expressed with few restrictions, so naturally, those that take the Michael Moore-0n/DNC/ Underground POV took the first opportunity they could to attack the site with dos attacks and various other low-down underhanded slime that even a spammer wouldn't consider Kosher. Go give her a good word and let her know that there are people here that do believe in the mission and appreciate the sacrifices that our soldiers are making on a daily basis.

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November 17, 2005

Fighting the Partisans

Dick Cheney is mad as hell and he won't take it anymore. Kudos to him, I just wish it hadn't taken so long to take the gloves off and start fighting back.

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Yep...Saddam didn't have WMD's, or ties to Al Qaida, or terrorism of any sort....
Of course documents found in Iraqi Security Ministries seem to have a lot of documentation on procedures on how to hide WMD's from UN inspectors, going so far as to have an investigation on how those same inpectors found some documents on those procedures....and records of meetings with Al Qaida members, and money transfers to Afghanistan...

Nope all these documents are fakes made by Saddam and members of his regime to bolster Pres. Bush's reasons to waging war on Iraq. After all , according to the Left, Saddam was just a man trying the best he could to hold a fractious people together, deep down he really is a gentle person who wants nothing more than to hug his bunny rabbit, he was forced to commit brutal acts by a dissident majority in the country he was thrust into a position of leadership of.(/ sarcasm)

I hope the Administration releases translations of these documents soon...and that the Democrats continue in their attempt to rewrite history in the meantime...the louder they cry about obfuscation and lies, the more foolish they will be seen to be when the documentation is made public.

I truely believe that it just may become necessary to have a really deep heart to heart with some folks in Syria and see if they just won't release some goodies that they may have found just making their own docile way across the know how hard it is to keep WMD's from straying,after all the shifting around in the shell game keeping them hidden from the UN Inpections teams; they just have developed minds of their own and don't seem to respect borders at all.(/furthur arcasm)

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November 16, 2005

History, and those that refuse to learn from it

“I wonder how well you have been sleeping these last nights? Mothers and fathers all over our beloved land are spending sleepless nights worrying again over their boys being sent to fight wars on foreign soil—wars that are no concern of ours.” —Letter to the President from the parent of a U.S. soldier

Talk about discouraging. All year long the negative numbers about the war rolled in like the tide. The President’s approval rating in the Gallup poll bottomed out at 23 percent. Another poll showed that 43 percent of Americans thought it was a mistake to have entered the war.

Sounds like President Bush has truly hit rock bottom hasn't it?

One problem though, the letter and the poll numbers refer to President Harry Truman; The letter quoted above was typical of the mail Truman received, as his letters ran 20-1 against the war in Korea.

Subsequent history has shown that resisting Communism in Korea was the right thing to do...Imagine all of Asia working unfettered under the sphere of Communism. I believe that it is the reason we were right in fighting in Korea are the same that we were right to be in Viet Nam; even though we were "defeated" in that action due to the actions of a loud socialist minority and the micromanaging of military actions by an inept political leadership. By delaying the advance of Communism in Asia, we won the Cold War, and maintained our own national security. We payed an all too heavy price for that security. Freedom and security never comes cheap, but the cost was raised by the populace warring among themselves, instead of focusing on the enemy.

If we want to bring true peace to the Middle East, we need to stand firm in our resolve against the Radical Islamofacists. We need to hold the MSM to account to tell us ALL that is going on in Iraq, NOT just the body bag count of American and British soldiers.

We need to hold political leaders to account for their past stances. For John Kerry et all to state that they were "mislead on intelligence" is to demonstrate one of two things; either they:

A. Are lying, as all these same leaders made statements similar, or even more vehement than the President's in the days leading up to the authorization vote for war, based on the same RAW intelligence that the President had.


B. They are so inept in their abilities to discern the facts of a situation that they don't deserve to hold their office.

We are one month away from the first truely democratically elected government in an Arab country, in a country that has already agreed on a (natively constructed)Constitutional framework for that government to operate under. For this to happen less than three years after the overthrow of a dictator who had ruled with an iron fist for over thirty years is nothing short of miraculous, yet the MSM seems to be actively trying to obscure the real accomplishments and gains in Iraq, preferring to try to whip up antiwar sentiment by focusing on body counts and anything else that we might wish not be occuring. Half of our government is acting against the interests of our goals in Iraq;and against the morale and safety of our soldiers there, in a bald faced partisan attempt to bring emberassment against a President that they despise so much that they would risk the security of our country to bring that President down.

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November 15, 2005


Sorry everyone, I'm still stuck with a super lousy connection and can't seem to stay on long enough to get anything worthy up.

I lost my Yahoo acounts, including my address book ansd my Yahoo e-mail account. for the time being, you can reach me at, when I get the old account back, or a new one established, I hope I can recover my address book....

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November 14, 2005

Lting liars and the Lies they tell

Matthew Heidt of Froggy Ruminations has the ultimate smackdown of those that continue to try to impugn the President as a liar and willfully misleading the American public into an unjust war.

As in so many cases it seems that the pot likes to call the kettle black because of projection of what the pot engages in.

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November 11, 2005

"RoP" Exemplified

Yet ANOTHER example of the actions of members of the "Religion of Peace".

WHEN will we in the West realize that Islam is inimicle to our ideas of freedom and self-determination? Maybe the French will start to wake up, now that some 3,500 Citreons and Renaults have been burned and the residents in some 9 suburbs have demanded that they be allowed to be governed by Shar'ia Law insted of French common law... Will it take the same type of sad events to wake up the people in the US?

H/T to Jack for the link

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I'm still alive...

Contrary to some thoughts(wishful thinking?), I'm still alive...I have been fighting a longlived Flu bug and I still don't have a good enough connection for real posting; it just takes too long to load the pages and get the links.

I hope to get a better connection soon, and really look forward to bringing you some good things to jolt the brain cells. In the meantime, give some hits to the other fine blogs on my roll, especially the blog-father, Misha, and that crusty old coot, GuyK, and all the gals keeping Acidmans place going while he tries to recover from some serious shit. Not to mention my favorite student in the Hoosier Blog Alliance, the Foxfrom Vincennes

If your feeling like arguing against a true Progressive, visit Wanda, if you come from my side of the spectrum, you'll find something there that will get your blood flowing strong, but please, be nice when you comment, she's honestly seeking the best for all, according to her own lights; we may not agree with her reasoning, but at least respect her for her honesty and willingness to hear from all sides.

And please,let them know where you came from if they aren't part of your regular blog rounds. I can't seem to stay on long enough to comment on their blogs, and I hope they miss me as much as I do them.

Thank a Veteran today, remember that his/her sacrifices have kept you free.

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Veterans Day

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THANK YOU To ALL that have and ARE serving

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