May 30, 2006


It's been said that a man that brings a knife to a gun fight is a fool, but when thats all you have, ya gotta work with what you have, and Thomas Autry proves that desperation can be the edge that wins the day, even against 4 to 1 odds.

Result? One goblin dead, one in critical condition, and two others sitting in the greybar motel awaiting charges.

They just picked the wrong Marine as a victim of their predation, and received a just result from their efforts. One thing that bothers me....seems that the survivors will be charged with aggravated assault and robbery...I believe that they should also face murder charges. In every jurisdiction I'm familiar with, when a death occurs as the direct result of the commision of a felony, those committing the crime are held responsible for that death.

The fact that they were armed with firearms, and in at least one instance, discharged their weapon, it becomes even more urgent that they face this larger charge. From my understanding of the facts so far, none of the miscreants were even legally allowed to possess a weapon in the first place, being underage.

They should just be thankful that Cpl. Autry had chosen not to carry a firearm himself, or they would not be having the luxury of a trial.

Cpl. Autry says he is not a hero, but I beg to differ.

"The heroes are those guys out there fighting for us every day and not getting respect," he said, referring to military personnel fighting in Iraq and elsewhere.

That [killing the attacker] wasn't admirable, it was fight or flight and I tried the flight."

No, Cpl., You did the prudent thing as a basicly unarmed citizen until you had no other choice. Attempting flight against 4 to 1 odds is not cowardice, and when you no longer had the option, you stepped up in the true tradition of the Corps and overcame the enemy.

The enemy isn't just on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, unfortunately, they also roam our own streets, and all too many citizens fear to make any effort at their own defense against these predatory animals, putting their trust in the fallacious belief that only the Police can protect them.

You stood up to the threat, and in my book, that makes you a hero.

One other point....I'm somewhat reluctant to bring up, but it's the truth as I feel it would have been.....

I'm glad that everyone involved was black, I am sure that had Cpl. Autry been white, he would have had a some press coverage painting him as an evil racist murdering a poor black girl, making what was undoubtedly a very traumatic incident for him even worse.

If that perception on my part makes me a racist, so be it. But all I can go by is past events, and it seems that every time it's a white/black situation, the white side of the equation seems to have to overcome at least a hint of presumption of guilt. I hate feeling that way, but the news as reported these days keeps reinforcing that ugly feeling.

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Kerry & the Great Shad Expedition

Who says Canucks don't have a sense of Humor?

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Holland, I Cry for Thee

I cry for the country of my birth. Seems that the Moonbats have totally taken over.

Pedaphiles have banded together to form their own political party...and they just may succeed in being on the next election's slate of choices.

The goal of the new party is to reduce the age of sexual consent from 16 to 12 (with the ultimate goal of erasing any limit whatsoever), allow the private possession of child porn, legalize beastiality, and allow porn to be telecast on broadcast tv.

HOW can the Dutch people allow even the consideration of such a platform?!?!? the fact is that most Dutch DO oppose this travesty. An opinion poll published Tuesday showed that 82 percent wanted the government to do something to stop the new party, while 67 percent said promoting pedophilia should be illegal.

What really bothers me is that, if that poll is to be believed, some 18% of the people are in line with the goals of this new party, and WORSE 33% of those polled are tolerant of Pedaphilia.

That is not the Dutch people I know. We have long had a well deserved reputation of tolerance for "different" lifestyles and choices and for having a "live and let live as long as you don't harm anyone" philosophy; but NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have thought that that tolerance would extend to these depths of depravity. By it's very nature, Pedophilia and child porn harms those least able to defend themselves, and as such, should be fought with the greatest vigor possible.

But this is the only possible end result of "total acceptance of every view as valid" as is espoused by the Progressives here. NO, I don't believe that Progressives are child molesters and kiddie porn afficianados...but if you follow their "moral neutral" policies to their logical conclusion, that is what you WILL end up with. Let what is happening in Holland serve as a warning, lest we slide down the same slope.

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Times Publisher comes clean

It's finally happened, folks. A major member of the LSM has come right out and admitted the agenda that most of the media follows, but denies.

In a commencment speech delivered to the State University of New York, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. urged "protection for his reporters and photographers "in war-torn Iraq" so they can bring back stories about a "misbegotten war" (and thus help undermine the Bush Administration's foreign policy)".

Read the speech and read between the lines, and you can have no doubt as to the agenda being espoused. Moonbats may say that he "didn't SAY to "impeach Bush", or "show the white flag in Iraq", but as a newspaper publisher, Mr. Sulzberger should be very aware that words have meaning and the subtext of the speech is clear (thats "nuance" for you in the Progressive community).

I can wholeheartedly agree with him when he says to: "Engage. Help make decisions. Vote......Knowing what’s happening in your world, your country, your neighborhood is the critical precursor to being a citizen of a democracy. Each one of you who forsakes your role in keeping our democracy alive by either inaction or, perhaps worse, by action based on ignorance, threatens all the rest of us."

My disconnect from his statement ensues when he urges those students to "read a newspaper" (presumably the NY Times) to be sure that they are informed about what is going on.

Knowing many people serving in the war zone, and comparing their version on events to what the major news outlets put out to the public, I am confident that if I relied solely on the Media, I would have a far different opinion (about the war) than I do. I believe that "the truth" probably lies somewhere in between the two versions. And what I believe to be "the truth" more than justifies our presence on the field of battle.

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May 29, 2006

These Colors don't run

While reading the comments on Misha's Memorial Day post, I came across this poem posted by MrsM of the CIA blog. It embodies the soldiers creed of Duty, Honor, and Country.

A protest raged on a courthouse lawn,
Round a makeshift stage they charged on,
Fifteen hundred or more they say,
Had come to burn a Flag that day.
A boy held up the folded Flag,
Cursed it, and called it a dirty rag.
An OLD MAN pushed through the angry crowd,
With a rusty shotgun shouldered proud.

His uniform jacket was old and tight,
He had polished each button, shiny and bright.
He crossed that stage with a soldier’s grace,
Until he and the boy stood face to face.

“Is worth dying for, good men are dead,
So you can stand on this courthouse lawn,
And talk us down from dusk to dawn,
But before any Flag gets burned today,

My father died on a foreign shore,
In a war they said would end all war.
But Tommy and I wasn’t even full grown,
Before we fought in a war of our own.
And Tommy died on Iwo Jima’s beach,
In the shadow of a hill he couldn’t quite reach
Where five good men raised this Flag so high,

I got this bum leg that I still drag,
Fighting for this same old Flag.
Now there’s but one shot in this old gun,
So now it’s time to decide which one,
Which one of you will follow our lead,
To stand and die for what you believe?
For as sure as there is a rising sun,
You’ll burn before this Flag burns, son.

Now this riot never came to pass.
The crowd got quiet and that can of gas,
Got set aside as they walked away
To talk about what they had heard this day.
And the boy who had called it a “dirty rag”,
Handed the OLD SOLDIER the folded Flag.

So the battle of the Flag this day was won
By a tired OLD SOLDIER with a rusty gun,
Who for one last time, had to show to some,


“It’s the Soldier”
By: Charles M. Province

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May 27, 2006

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Memorial of the "overlooked" holidays. It seems these days that only those that have tasted the fire and steel of war really KNOW what this day truly means. For many these days, it seems to be just a day off; the kick-off of the Summer season, when the first picnic BBQ is fired up in the backyard with the radio blaring out the Indianapolis 500 in the background.
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I regret that loss of meaning. This is supposed to be a day of reflection, a day of honoring those that died in the defense of everything we hold dear; a day to realize that freedom isn't free and that we are blessed that so many brave patriots in the past were willing to pay that ultimate price so that we may feel secure in our land.

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Never forget that it was not only those men, but their families that share in that sacrifice.

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Never forget that it is not only the soldier, but the Police Officer that stands between us and those that would do us harm.

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Those men didn't want to pay that price, but they were willing to risk having to do so for their families, their comrads in arms, and their nation.

Marine CPL. Joshua Miles says if better than I ever could:

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To all those that served, Past, Present, and Future, and pay that price with their Blood, Sweat, and Tears, I humbly thank you. May your sacrifices never be forgotten.

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To those that sit here safe at home and decry that "war is never the answer"
and/or claim to "support the troops, but not the war"....may your chains lay lightly upon you, but do not claim that you are my brother; seek not to lay those chains on me.

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May 25, 2006

Quote of the Day

Making nonviolent resistance impossible makes violent resistance inevitable.”

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Kids say the DARNDEST things

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister.
After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for
cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was
so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you
must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much,
that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in
vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained
it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with
wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't
give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

DI (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and
kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named
Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked
back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled
woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked, "Why
doesn't your skin fit your face?

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.... this particular Sunday
sermon..."Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but dust."
He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter (who was listening!) Leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little
girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

H/T to Catfish

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May 24, 2006

NEVER bet against a REAL Gambler!

Here's a bit of an oldie, but it's STILL a goody!

The IRS decides to audit Ralph, and summons him to the IRS office. The
IRS auditor is not surprised when Ralph shows up with his attorney.

The auditor says, "Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no
full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money
gambling. I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable."

"I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it," says Ralph. "How about a

The auditor thinks for a moment and said, "Okay.
Go ahead."

Ralph says, "I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye."

The auditor thinks a moment and says, "No way!
It's a bet."
Ralph removes his glass eye and bites it.

The auditor's jaw drops. Ralph says, "Now, I'll bet you two thousand
dollars that I can bite my other eye."

The auditor can tell Ralph isn't blind, so he takes the bet.

Ralph removes his dentures and bites his good eye.

The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand,
with Ralph's attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.

"Want to go double or nothing?" Ralph asks.
"I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your
desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a
drop anywhere in between."

The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and
decides there's no way this guy can manage that stunt, so he agrees

Ralph stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he
strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on
other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the desk.

The auditor leaps with joy! , realizing that he has just turned a major
loss into a huge win. But Ralph's attorney moans and puts his head in
his hands.

"Are you okay?" the auditor asks.

"Not really," says the attorney. "This morning, when Ralph told me he'd
been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty thousand dollars that he
could come in here and piss all over an IRS official's desk and that
you'd be happy about it."

H/T to Catfish

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May 23, 2006

those two students ragheads....

They WALKED!?!!?

I SINCERELY hope that it's just so Homeland Security can moniter their contacts!

If not, DHS is screwed up even more than I had believed...CALL Jack Bauer!

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Troops going hungry?

Ever wanted to cite just one example of how the LSM is slanting it's stories about the war zones?

for the story as it was relayed to the public by one of the esteemed members of the 4th Estate (you know, those guys that have the multi-layered system of fact-checking editors?).

As Odysseus says in the post where I learned of this piece of journalistic crap, "Bob Kerr, writing in the Providence Journal, took a story from a mother whose son asked for canned tuna and other snacks, added up 2+2 and came up with 7."

Now GO HERE and see the response to the story by the young Marine whom Mr. Kerr wrote so eloquently about as "The last thing he should have to worry about is an empty stomach.".

After CPL. Andoscia sent his response, this is how Mr. Kerr responded:

"I talked with Karen Boucher-Andoscia, Nick Andoscia's mother, about her son's appeal for food and the conditions that had prompted it. I had no reason to doubt her or her son, then or now. I also heard from Marines from all over the country who took issue with the column and assured me that Andoscia would be contacted about it. Apparently he was."

In other words, either:

A. "The story is false but the situation is true"
B. "obviously the Marines leaned on this poor starving servicemember to make him recant the truth or face disciplinary/retaliatory action".

It can be forgiven that a mother worried about her son being in a combat zone can misconstrue and/or inflate the facts, but that one of the professional journalist class can write such an obviously slanted piece in direct contravention of facts easily ascertained by a RESPONSIBLE scion of the journalistic class, (much less the battallion of fact checkers supposedly guarding against such shoddy work) only leads us to the question, what ELSE are they misreporting?

And that response is what one would expect of a smug person (sitting in a safe newsroom) who obviously KNOWS better than the person he wrote about on the subject, because, after all, HE is a journalist, and Cpl. Andoscia is merely a misguided/misinformed tool of the military/industrial complex run by BushCheneyHaliburton Enterprises Inc. that has been scared to recant the truth in the face of power.

I have two nephews and several friends in the A.O.O. that I have sent "care" packages to with items that they had requested, and it WASN'T because they were starving or ill equipped, it's just that, in a war zone, sometimes the smallest things can be a "taste of home" that makes the duty just a little more bearable.

When I was stationed in Germany, under MUCH less hazerdous conditions, I used to ask my mother to send me some food items and other little things that were not availible to me incountry, just to remind me of why I was there; to safeguard the security of HOME, and all the people I cared for.

I certainly wasn't starving, and the conditions I worked under, while strenuous and often primative, were certainly not as taxing as in a live combat zone, but I can tell you that those "little tastes of home" certainly meant the world to me and other members of my platoon.

They were a reminder that we were not forgotten and that we were missed by our loved ones as much as we missed them. I can just imagine just how much more they would mean to those that are in extreme peril of their lives 24/7/365!

UPDATE: from this earlier story:

These days the most dangerous spot on the base might be one of its four mess halls. As at other U.S. installations, the food at Balad is both good and abundant, a major change from the early days of the U.S. presence here.

Dinner on the night of Friday, Jan. 27 offered entrees of baked salmon, roast turkey, grilled pork chops, fried crab bites, breaded scallops and fried rice. The smiling servers standing behind those dishes were from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Soldiers who were still hungry could hit the two salad bars, the sandwich line or a short-order stand for a cheeseburger, hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich. There were also two soup offerings and a dessert stand near the exit with chocolate mint and vanilla ice cream, banana pudding, pumpkin pie, cherry pie and yellow cake.

For those bored with the mess halls, there are a Subway, a Pizza Hut, a Popeye's, an ersatz Starbucks called "Green Beans" that serves up triple lattes, and a 24-hour Burger King.

Yes, I realize that this base is in "The Zone", and the menu/amenities aren't as extensive in most areas, but as an admittedly limited guide, it sure doesn't seem that our guys are starving to the point where they "need to ask Iraqi families for food".....

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Liberalism-intellectually bankrupt

Dennis Prager has a well written argument that Liberalism is killing itself intellectually by replacing thought with feelings. Definitely a must read.

Next time you read an op-ed piece from the Liberal side, look for the list of buzz words that Mr. Prager postulates and see if he isn't correct in his premise.

Here are the lists:

Applied to anything Liberals are against:


Applied to anything they are for:

The poor
The disenfranchised
The environment

Break down the arguments in any op-ed piece and you will come to find that thought has been replaced with these buzz words; the first list being used to dismiss the others sides argument with no furthur need of rebuttal with reasoned argument, and the second list being used to buttress their contentions as being "good for:_______" without taking account of any possible negative consequences stemming from the proposed action.

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Sowell Speaks

Thomas Sowell weighs in on the Illegal immigration Mexican Invader issue with his always eridite comments.

One comment that I found most interesting was:

"The real question is what we do with whatever illegal aliens we do find. Right now, there are various communities around the country where local officials have a policy of forbidding the police from reporting illegal immigrants to federal authorities."

"Why are people who are so gung ho for punishing employers so utterly silent about needing to punish government officials who openly and deliberately violate federal laws?"

Mr. Sowell is correct when he asserts that businesses can not be expected to determine whether or not employment eligibility documents are forged or not; and when the local government officials,in effect, ignore the law when they DO find such illegalities, just how much approbation can we direct towards the businesses?

EVERY elected official makes a solemn oath to uphold the laws of their jurisdiction and of the nation, when they blatently ignore this responsibility, they have become criminals themselves.

This issue is one of the greatest tests our nation has ever faced; and in my (never humble) opinion, at present we are failing miserably. The blame falls in the end on US; this is supposed to be a government OF and BY the people, we get the government WE allow, and WE have allowed this issue to progress to the point where it almost seems insurmountable. We'd better wake up and take action soon, or we will find ourselves lost in a morass that we may never emerge from.

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May 22, 2006

If only....

Wild Thing has a post that says it all.

We can't say "Thank You" enough to all those in the T.O.O., but we sure should try to.

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Old Age Romance

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Husband: Oh, come on.
Wife: Leave me alone!
Husband: It won't take long.
Wife: I won't be able to sleep afterwards.
Husband: I can't sleep without it.
Wife: Why do you think of things like this in the middle of the night?
Husband: Because I'm Hot.
Wife: You get hot at the darnedest times.
Husband: If you love me I wouldn't have to beg you.
Wife: If you love me you'd be more considerate.
Husband: You don't love me anymore.
Wife: Yes I do, but let's forget it for tonight.
Husband: Please...come on

Wife: All right, I'll do it.
Husband: What's the matter? Need a flashlight?
Wife: I can't find it.
Husband: Oh, for heaven's sake, feel for it!
Wife: There! Are you satisfied?
Husband: Oh, yes.
Wife: Is it up far enough?
Husband: Oh, that's good.
Wife: Now go to bed and from now on when you want the window open, do it yourself!

H/T To Catfish

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May 21, 2006

A minor adjustment?

Great bit of unintended humor at GuyK's. Folks, you just can't make up stuff like this....

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May 20, 2006

The important lessons of Life

39 Things You Should Have Learned By Now

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
2. Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.
3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.
4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of cheques.
12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.
13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16. A balanced diet is a biscuit in each hand.
17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
19. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
23. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy fridge.
24. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
25. It's not the jeans that make your bum look fat.
26. If you had to identify, in 1 word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, & never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings".
27. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
28. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
29. You should not confuse your career with your life.
30. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
31. Never lick a steak knife.
32. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.
33. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we put the clocks back.
34. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
35. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
36. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.
37. A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
38. Your friends love you anyway.
39. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

Thanks Sis!

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Saudis + School Busses?!?!

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I don't know why THIS isn't front page news, but is damned sure SHOULD be!

According to BC, it wasn't even above the fold in the LOCAL newsrag...

And yet the media will scream AFTER the fact about "why wasn't this detected before the act"?

People, we need to WAKE UP; we are engaged in a WAR! complacency is a luxury that we just can no longer afford.

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May 19, 2006

Wisdom from the past

How far we have fallen in the quality of our leaders.

All this debate over how to treat those that have broken our laws and set themselves up in our country...all we need to do is heed these wise words from one of our greatest statemen:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
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Words to live by

Kim explains his simple philosophy of life in this post, and I find, yet again, another thing that makes us brothers-in-kind.

Never forget a kindness; never forgive an insult.
Kim du Toit

It's the same philosophy GuyK espouses: "Don't start no shit and there want be no shit but don't run from no shit either".

For that matter, it's the unofficial Marine Corps motto; "No better friend; NO worse enemy".

I like to think that I live by a combination of those three maxims. I may not always be as true to them as I would hope, but that is my ideal goal.

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30 Questions

I found these questions on GuyK's site, and since I'm still having trouble in the creative writing department, I thought, what the heck; it's SOMETHING postable.


1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?

Only while I was in training at the Police Academy

2. Do you close your eyes on a roller coaster?

No way!, half the fun is thrill of fear of seeing whats coming

3. When's the last time you've been sledding?


4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?

Depends on how I feel at the moment...I've been sleeping alone for some months now, and I have to admit that having the room in the bed is nice....but having a warm body next to you can be great too....

5. Do you believe in ghosts?

I've never seen a ghost, but I'm willing to admit the possibility of their existance

6. Do you consider yourself creative?

Yes, although not in ways that are generally acceptable in polite company.

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?


8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?

Angie, but I wouldn't kick either of them out of bed.

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?

I think I know more about the mechanics of how it's SUPPOSED to be done than the average American, but then again, I've never been privy to the back rooms of the political class. I think most of us would be pretty disillusioned if we ever got that opportunity.

10. Do you know how to play poker?

Kind of. I've never been much of a card player. I know the rules, but I'm not proficient at the game.

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

MANY times. my personal record is 84 hrs straight. I really have trouble sleeping sometimes.

12. What's your favorite commercial?

The Toyota? commercial where every vehicle that a car transport passes just rusts away. I HATE commercials, but at least that one appeals to me on some level. Not that effective a commercial when I can't really be sure which company it's advertising though.

13. Who was your first love?

Lori Ellen Stanley was my first true love. She broke my heart.

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?

Not usually, but there have been exceptions.

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?

Doesn't everyone?

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?

I don't give a rats ass about baseball.

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?

Yes but I did it badly and am not all that motivated to do it again. I like to stay OUT of the ER.

18. How often do you remember your dreams?

Almost never. I do remember if they were good or bad though.

19. What's the one thing on your mind?

Making it just one more day, preferrably without causing anyone else pain.

20. Do you always wear your seat belt?

Yes, it's ingrained in me to put it on. I've worked too many accident scenes NOT to. And the way I drive, it's a comfort to be held in firmly, or so I've been told by my passengers. I am a professional driver, I know my limits, and usually drive close to them.

21. What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could play an instrument and sing.

22. Do you like Sushi?

It's one of my favorite foods, especially Octopus.

23. What do you wear to bed?

Usually just my skivvies.

24. Do you truly hate anyone?

On a personal level, only one person, it was an instant feeling the moment we met, and I believe the feeling is mutual. On the macro level, I despise the Socialist Nanny-State Moonbats that are destroying our country.

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?

Sophia Loren in her heyday.

26. Do you know anyone in jail?

Yes; and some of people I put there too.

27. What food do you find disgusting?


28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?

Yeah, but I make fun of them to their faces too!

29. Have you ever been punched in the face?

Yes and it makes me see red instantly. You would not like me when I'm that angry!

30. Do you believe in angels and demons?

I believe in the possibility of their existance.

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Those Wacky Mortitians...

A man who just died is delivered to an Oxford, Mississippi mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

The Rebel mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed.

He points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.
The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in Ole Miss blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit with a whiteshirt.

She gives the mortician a blank check and says, "I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit with a white shirt for the viewing.

"The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe and a beautiful white silk shirt;
the suit fits him perfectly.

She says to the mortician, "Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you! spend?

"To her astonishment, the Rebel mortician presents her with the blank check.
"There's no charge," he says.

"No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit and wonderful white shirt!" she says."Honestly, ma'am," the mortician says, "it cost nothing.

You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.

H/T to Jack

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May 18, 2006

A Bad Day at Work

I've had some really bad days in my working life...and there are only I few I can think of that I can smile about even today, but THIS takes the cake!


This is even funnier when you realize it's real!

Next time you have a bad day at work ... think of this guy..Rob is a
commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs
underwater repairs on offshore Drilling rigs.
Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station
103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a 'worst job
experience' contest.
Needless to say, she won.

Hi Sue,
Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother.
Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down
lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you
realize it's not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to
me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job.
As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the
office. It's a wet suit. This time of year the water is quite cool. So what
we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water
heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It
heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver
through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose. Now this sounds like
a darn good plan, and I've used it several times with no complaints.

What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and
stuff it down the back of my wet suit. This floods my whole suit with warm
It's like working in a Jacuzzi.
Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch.
So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few
seconds my butt started to burn.
I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony I
realized what had happened. The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish
and pumped it into my suit. Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the
jellyfish couldn't stick to it. However, the crack of my butt was not as
fortunate. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually
grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt.
I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His
instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other
divers, were all laughing hysterically.
Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three agonizing
in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes before I could
reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression. When I arrived at
the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet.
As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running
down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as
soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't
poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut.
So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it
would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt.
Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job."
Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, Is this a jellyfish bad day?

H/T to Jack

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May 16, 2006

Ask a stupid Question...

A 'touchy-feely' CNN reporter, while interviewing a Marine sniper asked, "What do you feel when you shoot a terrorist."?

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The Marine shrugged and replied, "Recoil."

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May 15, 2006

A Little Humor

The last post was a little heavy, so I think it's time for something to bring a smile to your face, and what better than something I received from that invenerate joke purveyor Jack?


A cop stops a car for traveling faster than the posted speed limit. He asks the man his name. "Fred," he replies.

"Fred what?" the officer asks.

"Just Fred," the man responds. The officer is in a good mood, doesn't smell alcohol, and thinks he might just give the fellow a break and write him out a warning instead of a ticket. So the officer then presses him for the last name. The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it. The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it.

"Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?"

The man replies, "It's a long story, so stay with me."

"I was born Fred Dingaling. I know -- a funny last name. The kids used to tease me all the time. So I stayed to myself, studied hard, and got good grades. When I got older I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Dingaling, MD.

"After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through school, got my degree, so then I was Fred Dingaling, MD, DDS.

"Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD. So now I was Fred Dingaling, MD, DDS, with VD. Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Dingaling, MD with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving! me as Fred Dingaling with VD. Then the VD took away my Dingaling, so now I am Just Fred."

The officer walked away in tears, laughing.

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May 14, 2006

Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment

Professor Saul Cornell of Ohio State University has written an op-ed piece called Reconstructing the Second Amendment that purports to show that we should have stricter gun control laws to ensure that the citizenry has "less cause to fear gun violence".

He furthur posits that, historically,

"One of the many embarrassing
truths about the debate over the right to bear arms that neither side wishes to admit is that gun rights ideology is the illegitimate and spurned child of gun control."

Oh REALLY Professor?

He goes on to say:

If the Founders had imbibed the strong gun rights ideology that drives today's gun debate we would all be drinking tea and singing, "God save our gracious Queen."

In other words, he is saying that the Founding Fathers weren't all that keen on the individual's right to bear arms...and this guy purports to be a HISTORY expert?!?!

The Founders made it plain that the whole concept of a free state is that which requires security, but also a state (is) inherently free, from its own government if necessary. (emph. mine)

Let's see what those Founding Fathers had to say on the subject, and who can best explain the original intent of the Second Amendment, because they wrote it,:

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all understood the importance of private gun ownership in a free society.


"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants." (in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy p. 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)


"Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private self-defense."


"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in the exertion of the original right of self-defense which is paramount to all forms of positive government."

Madison (in Federalist No. 46, predicting that encroachments by the federal government) said that these would provoke "plans of resistance" and an "appeal to the trial of force." Madison also said (still in Fed. No. 46):

"The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

And Hamilton again:

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

Those were the Authors of the Amendment...what did some of the leading Citizens think?

Thomas Paine:

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them..."

Thoughts on Defensive War in 1775

While Tench Coxe said:

"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."

(Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788)

While we’re about it, let’s also quote again another of the great men, Patrick Henry, commenting on the Second Amendment in 1788:

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."

And another from Mr. Henry:

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"

(3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)

What about some people that you might not think of as being on the gun owners side of the debate?

From the foremost practitioner of passive resistance and non-violence:

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."

-- Mahatma Gandhi (Autobiography, by M.K. Gandhi, p.446)

And from the world’s gentlest human being:

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."

The Dalai Lama (May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times), speaking at the "Educating Heart Summit" in Portland, Oregon, when asked by a girl how to react when a shooter takes aim at a classmate

And lastly, opinions from a couple of bad guys:

"Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You’ll pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins."

-- Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, Mafia hit man

“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”

-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty."

-- Adolf Hitler (H.R. Trevor-Roper, Hitler’s Table Talks 1941-1944)

So Mr. Cornell, I submit that, IF you want credibility, you'd best serve yourself by actually going back into your history books and finding out what was REALLY thought, and STATED, instead of serving the PC GFW* lobby with misstatements, half-truths, and outright lies.

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Quote of the day

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? - John Wayne

Just remind yourself of this little thought the next time you observe the "Poor Oppressed Latinos Invader ILLEGAL Aliens march for their "rights" and carrying Mexican flags as they do so.

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May 13, 2006

The Guys' Rules

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 side. Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules! (Please note... these are all numbered

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

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

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

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

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do

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

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 footballl, the 4 4 2 formation, or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

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.)

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vegetable humor

Two little potatoes are standing on the street corner. One is a prostitute.

How can you tell which one is the prostitute?

Hold on......

You're gonna love it...

It's the one with the little sticker that says...

I - DA - HO

H/T to Catfish

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Calling the ACLU....

Idiocy of the day. If this creep gets anywhere with this lawsuit, you'll know that the end time IS near.

As far as I'm concerned: Rope, Tree, Complaintant; some assembly required.

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NSA NON-scandal

With all the garbage floating around about the NSA data mining program in the MSM, I thought you might be interested in the opinion of someone truly knowledgable in this type of activity.

As Kim noted, this is just a method to gather raw data for refining down to usefull intel, and no one's privacy was invaded. As usual, the MSM is using the lack of knowledge on the part of the general public to try to start a panic to further their own agenda...which for the last six years seems to consist of trying to embarrass the Bush administration on it's every move.

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May 12, 2006


I got some good(?) medical advice from my friend Catfish today....wonder if I can use it to argue with my Medicos about their restrictions on alcohol?

It has been scientifically proven that if we drink 1liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli bacteria found in feces, in other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of Poo Poo. However,we do not run that risk when drinking wine (or rum, whiskey, beer
or other liquors) because alcohol has to go through a distillation process of boiling,filtering and fermenting.

WATER = Poop

Free yourself of dookie, drink WINE!!!
It is better to drink wine and talk shit than drink water and be full of it.
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information,
I am doing it as a public service. Have a nice day.

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May 11, 2006

Rant, Pt. 2

John Hinderaker over at Powerline has some very sound advice for you Mr. President, I hope you take it to heart and follow it.

I'd like to add my own .02 in too.

Mr. President, we have a robust and growing economy, but if you listen to the MSM, you'de almost believe that we are almost in a second Great Depression.
And if we don't take a firm stand on reducing the amount of deficit spending, that may come to pass yet.

Our citizens are under a heavy tax burden, and that burden is much larger than they realize because so many of the taxes they are paying are hidden. what is worse, the burden is borne by the most productive citizens as a matter of fact, but the VISIBLE burden is being borne by the middle and uppermiddle class.

Please, Mr. President, come out in favor of the Fair Tax, your endorsement could be the best boost possible at the moment. The reissue of The Fair Tax Book (N. Boortz/Rep. H. Linder) debuted at #3 on the NYT's Best Seller list, the highest debut of a paperback in over 40 years. The People are starting to catch on, and if they are not heeded, the results could be dire for those Politco's that didn't care to listen.

We also need to reform the education system to ensure that we have an informed electorate. PLEASE! Return educational control back to the states and local communities, where it belongs. Dismantal the Education Dept. and back any measure that reduces the power that the NEA now holds over the hostages of our future, our children.

If you truly want to leave a legacy of strengthening our Republic, these are items you must address. You have done well in your policies against Terror, but what good is it if you ignore the rot that is ruining us from within?

Fair taxation and REAL education (not the indoctrination we currently are employing) are the two lynchpins to retrieving our great nation from the brink and returning it to it's greatest possible potential. We CAN do it, we MUST do it; the only question is, who will lead us to it? If not a true statesman of the political class, WE THE PEOPLE will be forced to do it ourselves, and that could be a troubling time indeed, in terms of both violence and uncertainty; I think we would survive it, but the political class certainly would not, and there there is no reason that we should have to suffer such a period of upheaval, if YOU and your bretheran would just do the right thing. Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Honest, and the people will follow.

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May 10, 2006

A little cool-down Humor

Ok, I made my rant, and I think a little humor may serve to lower my B/P.

Thanks Jack:

Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room.
The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous."
The first kid says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jello and ice cream. It's a breeze."
The second kid then asks, "What are you here for?"
The first kid says, "A circumcision." "Whoa!" the second kid replies. "Good luck, buddy.
I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year!"

And Catfish:

A city cop was on his horse waiting to cross the
street when a
little girl stopped beside him on her shiny new bike.
Nice bike," the cop said, "Did Santa bring it to
Yep," the little girl said, "He sure did!"
The cop looked the bike over and handed the girl a $20
for a safety violation, saying, "Next year tell Santa
to put a
reflector light on the back of it."
The young girl looked up at the cop and said,
"Nice horse you got there sir, did Santa bring it to
"Yes, he sure did," chuckled the cop.
The little girl looked up at the cop and said, "Next
year tell
Santa the dick goes underneath the horse, not on
And Bob:

A little old lady is walking down the street, dragging
two plastic garbage bags with her, one in each hand. There's a hole
in one of the bags, and every once in a while a $20 bill is flying out of
it onto the pavement.

Noticing this, a policeman stops her...."Ma'am, there are $20 bills
falling out of that bag..."

"Damn!" says the little old lady...."I'd better go back and see if
I can still find some. Thanks for the warning!"

"Well, now, not so fast," says the cop. "How did you get all that
money?" " Did you steal it?"

"Oh, no", says the little old lady. "You see, my back yard backs
up to the parking lot of the football stadium.Each time there's a game, a
lot of fans come and pee in the bushes, right into my flower beds!"

"So, I go and stand behind the bushes with a big hedge clipper, and
each time someone sticks his little thingie through the bushes, I say:
$20 or off it comes!"

"Hey, not a bad idea!" laughs the cop. "OK, good luck! By the
way, what's in the other bag?"

"Well", says the little old lady, "not all of them pay up"....

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I'm mad as hell

As all my longtime readers are well aware, I have always been a supporter of most of President Bush's policies, but with recent events, I'm afraid that the time has come when impeachment procedings may be warrented.

I wasn't a fan of a great deal of the spending policies of this administration, but I was willing to try to understand the reasoning behind them.

As far as the WoT is concerned, I still believe that the policies were, in the main, correct. Mistakes were made, it's true, but such is the result of normal human errors endemic to any great enterprise.

I was totally opposed to the amnesty policies towards illegal aliens invaders, but I was willing to grant the President some leeway in trying to deal with an almost insurmountable problem; always believing that the best interests of the country as a whole were always at the heart of those policies, regardless of the fact that I didn't see the problem in the same way as the Administration did.

I can no longer support that view however.

With recent revelations that members of the border patrol were, in effect, ordered to reveal the names, locations and activities of members of the group known as the Minutemen as far incountry as Illinois to the Mexican government, I can only conclude that some segment of the Administration has forsaken their oath to defend the country against foreign influance in a manner that can only be seen as treason. Giving intelligence-type information about US citizens acting in a legal manner in their own country to a foreign power is in direct violation of every concept of freedom that we hold dear, and can only be viewed as at least the start of the breakdown of a free government. Using the Vienna Convention as an excuse doesn't jive with the standard use or intent of the Convention. While the Convention does require the disclosure of the circumstances surounding the detection/detention of a foreign citizen to their Counsular Representatives, the information given the Mexican Counsul is far in excess of that required, to the point where it represents intelligence of a sort only required in going after multinational criminal or terrorist organizations.

I do not know if this is a direct Bush policy, but unless President Bush takes action stemming these acts IMMEDIATLY, I can only conclude that he at least tacitly endorses them. This is in DIRECT violation of his Presidential Oath to protect the country from enemies both foreign and domestic.

It truly pains me to take this position, I have always had the greatest respect for President Bush, but I owe my loyalty to the Constitution and the country for which it stands rather than to any one man or party. By inaction in this matter, President Bush has crossed over the line of espousing policy that reasonable people can disagree about to overt treason and malfeasence in office.

PLEASE, Mr. President, take the proper actions to correct this NOW, before you take a deserved fall. You are a better man than that, DON'T let ill-advised "easy route" politics tarnish your legacy, and to be forever castigated as a traitor on the level of Benedict Arnold.

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May 06, 2006

Random Thoughts

Don't really have anything to say that hasn't already been said more effectively by others already.

"Patches" Kennedy proves yet again that, sometimes, WHO you are can excuse you from consequences.

Jimmuh Carter needs to STFU. Seems there isn't a terrorist or dictator he doesn't like. That we keep letting him embarrass our nation on the international scene time and again points to just how far we have lost our national pride.

Earl Woods died the other day. He was an American hero; serving in our armed services for the greatest part of his life. My sypathies to his family.

Does anyone have a road cruiser motorcycle they just want to get rid of? I just feel the need to get some wind in my hair. Too bad, so sad when our desires far overreach our budget!

Dismantle the NEA and the Dept. of Education, and get our educational system back to educating.

Illegal emigres constitute an invasion force. We ignore the problem at our peril.
Sheriff Arpeio has the right idea, now if we can just get the Congress to follow his lead!

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to GuyK.

see ya'll tomorrow, maybe I'll have something better by then....any suggestions on how to cope with writers block?

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May 05, 2006

Red Friday

I got this in my e-mail the other day, and I've decided that I am certainly going to do it. It may just be a fruitless gesture, but you never know, some great movements and ideas have grown from tiny seeds. How about joining me?

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing
Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be
called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our
love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not
organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no media coverage on TV, to
reflect our message or our opinions.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to
recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea
of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect
starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all
come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American
who supports our men and women afar will wear something red

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every
Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.
If every one of us who loves this country will share this with
acquaintances, co-workers, f riends, and family. It will not be long before
the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent"
majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make
things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers. Let's
get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear some
thing red every Friday.

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Good for the goose....

What would you think of the following as the official policies of the United States?

1. If you migrate to this county, you must speak the native language

2. You have to be a professional or an investor. No unskilled workers allowed.

3. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, all government business will be conducted in our language.

4. Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

5 Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.

6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs.

7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

8. If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are not allowed waterfront property. That is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

9. Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, if you do you will be sent home.

10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent straight to jail.

Harsh, you say? The above laws happen to be the immigration laws of MEXICO!

Just remember these facts the next time you might feel a little sympathy toward those that are invading OUR country and playing the race card when they are held acountable for their actions. Compare their actions here and the policies of their home country and ask yourself whether or not they have earned any sympathy.

H/t to Catfish

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Rum story?

I thought a lot of us denizons of the the Empire got pickled at the Blog Fest, but THIS GUY truly was!

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Joe has it right

FINALLY! Two elected officials are actually applying the law to invaders.

I admired Sheriff Arpaio before, but this most recent development serves to heighten that admiration. He saw a problem, devised a solution, and was willing to make use of the citizenry when it was obvious that his enforcement resources were too limited to accomplish the goal without them.

This is a true demonstration of the right of every American of self/community protection in action.

As Neal Boortz said: "Nothing like a good old fashioned posse. Government of the people, by the people, for the people."

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May 04, 2006

A Trip to the Dentist

A man went to the dental surgeon to have a tooth pulled. The dentist pulls out a freezing needle to give the man a shot. "No way, no needles, I hate needles!" the patient said.

The dentist starts to hook up the laughing gas and the man again objects. "I can't do the gas thing. The thought of having a gas mask on is suffocating to me."

The dentist then asks if the man has any objection to taking a pill. "No," the patient says, "I am fine with pills.

The dentist then returns and says, "Here is a Viagra tablet."

The patient says, "Wow, I didn't know Viagra worked as a pain pill!"

"It doesn't," said the dentist, "but it will give you something to hold onto when I pull out your tooth!"

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I'll never drink again...

After a night of drinking, Ron crept into bed
beside his wife Ann who was already asleep. He gave her a peck on the
cheek and fell asleep.
When he awoke he found a strange man standing
at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe. "Who the
hell are you?" demanded Ron,"and what are you doing in my bedroom?"

The mysterious man answered, "This isn't your bedroom. I'm St.

Ron was stunned, "You mean I'm dead! That can't be! I have so much
left to do. I haven't even had a chance to say goodbye to my family. You've
got to send me back right away."

St Peter replied, "Yes, you can be reincarnated but there is a
catch--we can only send you back as a dog or a hen."

Ron was devasted, but knowing there was a farm not far from his house
he asked to be sent back as a hen. A flash of light later and he was
covered in feathers and clucking around pecking the ground.

"This ain't so bad," he thought until he felt this strange feeling
welling up inside him.

The farmyard rooster strolled over and said, "So you're the new hen, how
are you enjoying your first day here?"

"It's not so bad," replies Ron, "but I have this strange feeling inside
like I'm about to explode."

"You're ovulating," explained the rooster, "don't tell me you've never
laid an egg before."

"Never," replied Ron.

"Well just relax and let it happen."

And so he did and after a few uncomfortable seconds an egg popped out.
An immense feeling of relief swept over him and his emotions got the
better of him as he experienced motherhood for the first time. When he
laid his second egg, the feeling of happiness was overwhelming and he
knew that being reincarnated as a hen was the best thing that had ever
happened to him!

The joy kept coming, and as he was just about to lay his third egg he
felt an enormous smack on the back of his head and heard his wife shouting,

"Ron, wake up you drunken bastard! You're shitting all over the bed."

H/T to Jack

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Redneck Grin

Three third graders - an Irish kid, an Italian
Kid and a Redneck kid - are in the playground at Recess.
One of them suggests that they play a new game.
"Let's see who has the largest weenie," he says.
"Okay." They all agree.
The Italian kid pulls down his zipper and whips It out.
"That's nothing," says the Irish kid, whipping His out.
His is a couple of inches longer.
Not to be outdone, the Redneck kid pulls his out.
It is by far the biggest.
That night, eating dinner at home, the Redneck Kid's' mother asks him what he did at school today.
"Oh, we worked on a science project, had a math Test and read out loud from a new book . And During recess, my friends and I played 'Let's see Who has the largest weenie'."
"What kind of game is that, honey?" asks the Mother.
"Well, me, Anthony and Patrick each pulled out Our weenies and I had the biggest!
The other kids say it's because I'm a Redneck. Is That true, Mom?"
Mom replies, "No, honey. It's because you're Twenty-three."

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May 03, 2006

Poor Cindy, she's grieving so much...

Yeah, she's SUCH a grieving mother that she hasn't placed a marker on her son's grave.

She can travel the world denouncing the war and the Bush administration, she can go have her picture taken with anti-American polititions in Venezuela, she can vacation in Hawaii, she can buy a new VW convertable....she can accept $250,000 in death benefits from the DoD, but she's just grieving too much to even mark her son's grave...after all, it's only been two years.

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Where is the Outrage?

"It takes four aspects for a free and democratic society to maintain itself."

"It requires a highly educated population that can write, read, think and vote intelligently."

"It takes a similar moral code whereby everyone adheres to the common good."

"It requires a similar code of ethics whereby citizens adhere to honesty, doing what is right and maintaining those ethics throughout the social fabric."

"Finally, it takes a similar language that allows citizens to discuss, debate and resolve problems."

"We compromise all four with an invasion exceeding four million new people into the USA annually. 20 million illegals to date and climbing. We allow the disintegration of our nation without a whimper."

Go read the entire letter at GuyK's.

One problem, the NEA has promulgated and accelerated the erosion of the "four aspects" for longer than the problem of the ILLEGAL immagrants exacerbated it. We need to revamp the entire educational structure, regardless of what we do about the invasion by illegals.
And we need to do it soon, or this nation will not last another generation.

I would contend that the poor educational system is one factor in why we are even arguing over what to do about the Invaders; had there been an effective education of this last generation, there wouldn't be any question about our course of action.

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Random Thoughts

Here are some random thoughts from Thomas Sowell. He's always worth the read, no matter what topic he is expounding upon.

I honestly believe that Thomas Sowell, William Buckley Jr., John Gailbraith, and Ayn Rand should be required reading before anyone even attempts to consider themselves as starting to be educated.

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Lefty Lunacy

We hear once again from the King of the Moonbats, Howard Dean. Seems that he's more willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Osama Bin Laden than to Karl Rove. Thank G-D that the Democrats still have Dean as the spokesman for their Party; as much as the Republicans have shown themselves to be disappointments to their base, Dean may be the only thing to allow the GOP have a second chance of straightening their act out.

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Publik Skooling

Neal Boortz has a great example of how are schools are not educating our children, and demonstrates the he's correct when he calls them "government indoctrination centers".

The ONLY true option for the bulk of the populace, should they wish their children to recieve a true education is to home school. Too bad that governmental policies make that option so difficult to do.

We need to abolish the NEA and the Federal Dept. of Education and return choice back to where it belongs, the parents and local communities.

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Gas Prices

Well, gas around the Citadel is averageing at around $2.84 a gallon, with only the prospects of furthur rises in sight. The chickens of inane past policies have finally come home to roost, and our current crop of polititians are arguing only over more of the same.

The latest proposal from Dennis Hastert includes a $100. "rebate" to be given to every family to "help them over the hump". EXCUSE ME?!? Given the increase in the costs of all goods due to increased costs of production and transportation absorb that paltry amount faster than a drop of water falling on a hot rock under a desert sun. It's an insult to any logicaly thinking person.

Another part of the proposal resolves to change the tax structure on oil company reserves; effectively imposing a huge tax increase on those companies....and increasing the cost of doing business lowers gas prices at the pumps how? It's bad enough that the general populace should be so ignorant of economics, but for a supposedly highly educated man to pursue such a course is
bordering on the criminal.

Prices are a function of supply and demand, and for at least the last twenty years, the government has fostered policies that served to limit domestically produced supply and making us hostage to the vageries of a volatile Middle East and/or South America.

The Politicoes are trying to blame the oil companies for "gouging", citing "record profits"....and with an uninformed populace, they are getting away with the scapegoatism yet once again. The numbers on the profit side of the ledger do look high, but when you delve into it and determine the profit margin after expenses, you will find that oil is among the lowest returns on investment of any commodities. And when you realize that the GOVERNMENT'S
"profit" from a gallon of gas in the form of taxes is between four and five times higher than the profit realized by the companies themselves, we need to ask ourselves just WHO is doing the gouging.

Government has restricted the oil companies from developing most areas of domestic production; made it economically impossible to increase our refining capabilities for the last twenty two years,mandated "special blends" that increase the cost to the consumer and have made the costs of marketing and distribution much higher than need be.

While some practices of the oil companies are reprehensible, what the government has done is even more so.

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May 01, 2006

Austin was Awesome

Well, I just got back in the door after a 2125 mile round trip to the Austin Blog Meet. Erin and I both had a GREAT time (even though I still couldn't talk Erin into doing a little range time, she opted to check out some of the retail facilities).

Special thanks to Beth for bringing the wheell chair; it sure came in handy! And extra special thanks to Lord Spatula for increasing my armory by a much needed easy carry piece.

Erin and I had a special adventure on the way home...we drove all those miles, and had an accident only 44 miles from home.

We had just crossed the Indiana state line and were doing splendidly, when for an undetermined reason,(NO I did NOT fall asleep at the wheel, and I have a witness to that!) the car decided it wanted to violate the rules of highway travel and attempted to move laterally instead of a forward motion, taking us over a 15 foot then decided that lateral WASN'T a smart move and attempted to move foward over the head sized chunks of limestone in the drainage culvert at the bottom of the embankment. I did manage to keep enough control to keep it from flipping, and neither of us was hurt, except for some hard bumps and bruises. I managed to drive the car out of the culver and up the embankment back onto the highway, but the right front wheel was cracked and the tire was losing air. no way of telling what damage may be hiding on the undercarriage. Erin is covered by AAA, so we just had ourselves towed to the dealership; we should find out the total extant of damage sometime this evening or tomorrow. I really dreaded that call to my Ex to tell her that her car almost got totaled, but wasn't that bad, really....She took it all in stride; her only concern was that neither of us was hurt. I stood there and cried in the dealers lot...I had expected to have to try to run as she atttempted total evisceration on me for damaging her beauty, but instead, I got a hug and a "don't worry about it; thats what insurance is for".

I'm going to take a hot shower and then sleep for about 20 hrs or so, talk to ya'll when I return to the land of the concious.

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