July 31, 2006

Atrocities, the long and the short

"If atrocities happen over a long enough period, they do not add up to their sum. They are so much less."

Thus Jack H of Forgotten Prophets sums up his thesis for the reason that Hezbullah has garnered a lot of world support in the present conflict, in spite of their long term murderous actions.

*Sigh* Seems that the blogroll will be growing yet again...clear thinking like that has to be easily accessible for my blog rounds...

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The Woman and the Frog

A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods.

She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant

you three wishes."

The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed

to mention that there was a condition to your wishes.

Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!"

The woman said, "That's okay."

For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the


The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make

your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women

will flock to".

The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful

Woman and he will have eyes only for me."

So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful Woman in the world!

For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world.

The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the


And he will be ten times richer than you."

The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's

his is mine."

So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world!

The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd

like a mild heart attack."

Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess with them.

Attention female readers: This is the end of the joke for you. Stop

here and continue feeling good.

Male readers: Please scroll down.

The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife .

Moral of the story: Women are really dumb but think they're really


Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy the show

PS: If you are a woman and are still reading this; it only goes to

show that women never listen!!!

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"Its the Jihad, Stupid"

Michelle Malkin points out the MSM's inability to connect the dots about "lone" Muslim killers in her latest Hot Air Vent. Do yourself a favor and watch it.

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July 30, 2006

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A Little Math & Observations

Here's some more fun stuff I got from my best source of humor, Catfish.

Keep them coming buddy!


Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


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They JUST don't get it

I received this essay from Chris, a member of a ring web-mail group I belong to.

It's long, but very well worth reading. I was not able to contact Mr. Kraft to obtain permission to post it, but I'm hoping that he'll be okay with it if he happens to notice. His message is just too important not to be disseminated as widely as possible. The parenthetical comment's are Chris's, with which I agree 100%.

Here's just a taste:

The liberal mentality is supposed to favor human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc., but, if the Jihad wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc. Americans who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy.

Now go read the rest.


By Raymond S. Kraft

Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than 400 British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials.

The U.S. was in an isolationist, pacifist, mood, and most Americans and Congress wanted nothing to do with the European war, or the Asian war.

Then along came Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, and, in outrage, Congress unanimously declared war on Japan, and the following day on Germany, which had not attacked us. It was a dicey thing. We had few allies.

France was not an ally; the Vichy government of France aligned with its German occupiers. Germany was not an ally; it was an enemy, and Hitler intended to set up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally; it was intent on owning and controlling all of Asia. Japan and Germany had long-term ideas of invading Canada and Mexico, and then the United States over the north and south borders, after they had settled control of Asia and Europe.

America's allies then were England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and Russia, and that was about it.

All of Europe, from Norway to Italy, except Russia in the east, was already under the Nazi heel.

America was not prepared for war. America had stood down most of its military after WWI and throughout the depression; at the outbreak of WWII, there were army units training with broomsticks over their shoulders because they didn't have guns, and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have tanks. And a big chunk of our navy had just been sunk and damaged at Pearl Harbor.

Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600,000,000 in gold bullion in the Bank of England that was the property of Belgium and was given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium was overrun by Hitler. Actually, Belgium surrendered one day, because it was unable to oppose the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussels into rubble the next day anyway just to prove that they could. Britain had been holding out for two years already in the face of staggering shipping losses and the near-decimation of its air force in the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking that the Brits were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later and turning his attention to Russia, at a time when England was on the verge of collapse in the late summer of 1940.

Russia saved America's butt by putting up a desperate fight for two years until the U.S. got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany.

Russia lost something like 24,000,000 people in the sieges of Stalingrad and Moscow, 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians, but also more than 1,000,000 soldiers. More than a million.

Had Russia surrendered, then, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire campaign against the Brits, then America, and the Nazis would have won that war.

I say this to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. And we are at another one.

There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world, unless they are prevented from doing so.

The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs -- they believe that Islam, a radically conservative (definitely not liberal!) form of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world, and that all who do not bow to Allah should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel, purge the world of Jews. This is what they say.

There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East -- for the most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas.
Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation today, but it is not yet known which will win -- the Inquisition, or the Reformation.

If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabis, the Jihadis, will control the Middle East, and the OPEC oil, and the U.S., European, and Asian economies, the techno-industrial economies, will be at the mercy of OPEC -- not an OPEC dominated by the well-educated and rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by the Jihadis.

You want gas in your car? You want heating oil next winter? You want jobs?

You want the dollar to be worth anything? You better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses, and the Islamic Reformation wins.

If the Reformation movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions, and live in peace with the rest of the world, and move out of the 10th century into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually fade away, and a moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.

We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that we have to fight the Inquisition, i.e., the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist movements. We have to do it somewhere. We cannot do it nowhere.

And we cannot do it everywhere at once.
We have created a focal point for the battle now at the time and place of our choosing, in Iraq.

Not in New York, not in London, or Paris, or Berlin, but in Iraq, where we did and are doing two very important things.

(1) We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in 9/11 or not, it is undisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist movement for decades. Saddam is a terrorist.

Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, who is responsible for the deaths of probably more than 1,000,000 Iraqis and 2,000,000 Iranians.

(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused the battle. We are killing bad guys there, and the ones we get there we won't have to get here, or anywhere else. We also have a good shot at creating a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed.

World War II, the war with the German and Japanese Nazis, really began with a "whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor. It began with the Japanese invasion of China. It was a war for 14 years before America joined it. It officially ended in 1945 -- a 17 year war -- and was followed by another decade of U.S. occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries reconstructed and running on their own again ... a 27-year war. World War II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's GDP - adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12,000,000,000,000 dollars, WWII cost America more than 400,000 killed in action, and nearly 100,000 still missing in action.

The Iraq war has, so far, cost the U.S. about $160 billion, which is roughly what 9/11 cost New York. It has also cost about 2,200 American lives, which is roughly 1/2 of the 3,000 lives that the Jihad snuffed out on 9/11. But the cost of not fighting and winning WWII would have been unimaginably greater -- a world now dominated by German and Japanese Nazism.

Americans have a short attention span, now, conditioned I suppose by 60-minute TV shows and two-hour movies in which everything comes out okay.

The real world is not like that. It is messy, uncertain, and sometimes bloody and ugly. Always has been, and probably always will be.

The bottom line here is that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is.
It will not go away on its own. It will not go away if we ignore it.

If the U.S. can create a reasonably democratic and stable Iraq, then we have an "England" in the Middle East, a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates. The Iraq war is merely another battle in this ancient and never-ending war. And now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about to get nuclear weapons. Unless we prevent them. Or somebody does.

We have four options

1. We can defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.
2. We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons (which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is).
3. We can surrender to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East, now, in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in America.
4. Or, we can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and maybe most of the rest of Europe. It will be more dangerous, more expensive, and much bloodier then.

Yes, the Jihadis say that they look forward to an Islamic America.
If you oppose this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren, may live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sharia, an America that resembles Iran today.

We can be defeatist peace-activists as anti-war types seem to be, and concede, surrender, to the Jihad, or we can do whatever it takes to win this war against them.

The history of the world is the history of civilizational clashes, cultural clashes.
All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win.

Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

In the 20th century, it was Western democracy vs. communism, and before that Western democracy vs. Nazism, and before that Western democracy vs. German Imperialism. Western democracy won, three times, but it wasn't cheap, fun, nice, easy, or quick. Indeed, the wars against German Imperialism (WWI), Nazi Imperialism (WWII), and communist imperialism (the 40-year Cold War that included the Vietnam Battle, commonly called the Vietnam War, but itself a major battle in a larger war) covered almost the entire century.

The first major war of the 21st Century is the war between Western Judeo/Christian Civilization and Wahhabi Islam. It may last a few more years, or most of this century. It will last until the Wahhabi branch of Islam fades away, or gives up its ambitions for regional and global dominance and Jihad, or until Western Civilization gives in to the Jihad.

It will take time. It will not go with no hitches. This is not TV.

Remember, perspective is everything, and America's schools teach too little history for perspective to be clear, especially in the young American mind.

The Cold war lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Forty-two years.
Europe spent the first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany.

World War II began in 1928, lasted 17 years, plus a 10-year occupation, and the U.S. still has troops in Germany and Japan. World War II resulted in the death of more than 50,000,000 people, maybe more than 100,000,000 people, depending on which estimates you accept.

The U.S. has taken a little more than 2,000 KIA in Iraq. The US took more than 4,000 Killed in action on the morning of June 6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion, to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism. In WWII, the US averaged 2,000 KIA a week for four years. Most of the individual battles of WWII lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far.

But the stakes are at least as high . . . a world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human rights, and personal freedoms . . . or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs and the Sharia (Islamic law).

I do not understand why the American Left does not grasp this. ( I actually DISAGREE with this. - I think it should say: Too many passive Americans, including some, SO CALLED Conservatives)
They favor human rights, civil rights, liberty, and freedom, but evidently not for Iraqis.
In America, absolutely, but nowhere else.

Three hundred thousand Iraqi bodies in mass graves in Iraq are not our problem? The U.S. population is about twelve times that of Iraq, so let's multiply 300,000 by twelve. What would you think if there were 3,600,000 American bodies in mass graves in America because of George Bush? Would you hope for another country to help liberate America?

"Peace Activists" always seem to demonstrate where it's safe, in America.
Why don't we see Peace Activist demonstrating in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, North Korea, in the places in the world that really need peace activism the most?

The liberal mentality is supposed to favor human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc., but, if the Jihad wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc. Americans who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy.

If the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. (Also the death of all Christians, Judism and America)
Everywhere the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism.
And American Liberals just don't get it.

Raymond S. Kraft is a writer and lawyer living in Northern California.

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Even Asshats Can Have Children

Sorry, but my children bore me to death!
by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR, Daily Mail 17:50pm 26th July 2006

I can't say which activity I dreaded more: playing Pass The Parcel at parties with a child who permanently crawled away from the action towards the priceless knick-knacks, or listening to the other mothers go on about such excitements as teething and potty-training. Mind-numbing!

While I agree somewhat, that some party activities can be quite melancholy, I think that discussing your child’s milestones is cause for excitement. These milestones are all indicators that your child is progressing in the world and is moving closer and closer towards that goal of being a productive member of society. If this woman is so “bored” with it all, I’d think she would be happy that her child is growing up- and eventually out of her nest.

While all my girlfriends were dropping important careers and occupying their afternoons with cake baking, I was begging the nanny to stay on, at least until she had read my two a bedtime story. What kind of mother hates reading bedtime stories? A bad mother, that's who, and a mother who is bored rigid by her children.

FYI- a lot of stay-at-home moms do a whole hell of a lot more with their afternoons than “cake baking”. Even if it is a “lazy afternoon” in this household, it’s cram packed with chores and activities. How does one decide what is more important, the “important career” or being there for diaper changes, illnesses, activities, cooking, cleaning, refereeing, holding, potty training, etc? As far as the bedtime ritual goes, it doesn’t matter whether you enjoy or are bored with reading your child a bedtime story, studies have proven that reading to your child helps them immensely, something to think about the next time your sitting watching CSI while the nanny is doing your job.

I know this is one of the last taboos of modern society. To admit that you, a mother of the new millennium, don't find your offspring thoroughly fascinating and enjoyable at all times is a state of affairs very few women are prepared to admit. We feel ashamed, and unfit to be mothers.

Now this is where I call the bullshit flag. “Mother of the New Millennium”? ALL the mothers that I know will freely admit that they don’t find their child/ren “thoroughly fascinating and enjoyable at all times”. Heck no! Kids are often difficult and I don’t know of any parent, on certain occasions, just wanted to tell their kid/s to leave them alone. I do NOT feel ashamed, nor unfit to be a mother. Nobody is asking that you play/coddle your children 24/7, child-centered parenting has proven narcissism, it’s a balancing act, just like the rest of your life. Sorry if having children didn’t meet your expectations.

When I brought it up at lunch yesterday, my friend June, a stay-at-home mother of three young children, admitted that 'children are mind-numbingly boring' and the act of being with them all day and night is responsible for many mental breakdowns. 'Looking after children makes women depressed,' she concluded.

No one is asking you to be completely engrossed by your children at all times, that’s impossible. Just take the time out to realize what a joy you have in your life, something some people don’t have the chance to see. As far as being depressed? Don’t be all fuckin 'Tom Cruise' about it, and go see someone if you think it’s that bad. Asshat.

Research tells us that mothers drink the most when they have young children. Is that because talking to anyone under the age of ten requires some sort of lobotomy?

Ah, so THAT’S how you came up with this article! Drank yourself into delirium and now we all have to be bored and unenthusiastic about you? Fabulous. Here’s a fruit-roll up to go with your sangria, hun.

Her solution was to avoid subjugating her own life to that of her children's. I'm certainly not traipsing around museums or sitting on the floor doing Lego if that's what you mean by being at home,' she explains. 'I'm loving it, but my children fit into my life and not the other way around.

Something just seems wrong with this statement. I have traipsed around museums with my three young children, I have sat on the floor and assembled legos with my children, does that mean that I am not qualified in the art of separating my life from theirs? I’m sorry, ladies, but it ceased to be all about you the day you brought another life into this world.

Many of my friends — forty-something, university-educated professionals who swore that they would be normal parents — make it a policy now that 'our kids go where we go'. They drag their three-year-olds to dinner parties where the youngsters end up in front of a video all night. (I have seen children having tantrums in front of guests, and rather than send the children to their rooms, the parents send their guests home.)

Why is there a need to throw in “university-educated professionals” into the statement? Is it to inundate us with the thought that their child-rearing skills must be better than our own because they went to a university? Think again! A lot of Liberals have graduate and post-graduate educations, and I still wouldn’t want them to raise my children.

So it is drummed into mothers that if we find our children stressful or dull, it's because there's something wrong with us (but not dads, of course, who have a ready-made excuse for being out of the house all day because they 'have to go to work').

Please note: the reference to the dad being gone because he ‘has to go to work’, completely and utterly contradicts the moronic ‘new millennium mom’ comment, m’kay? Guess the stay-at-home-dad philosophy is a whole new article

And yet many women have spent years studying and then working so that we would not have to do a job as menial as full-time motherhood. I consider spending up to 30 hours a week sitting behind the wheel of a 4x4, dropping children off at play centres or school, to be a less-than-satisfactory reward for all those years of sweat.

Hectic, dull, sometimes monotonous are all words that I would use to describe my current job, NOT “menial”. Where is this ridiculous figure of “up to 30 hours” driving coming from? I’d like to know the answer to that one, because somehow I doubt that. As far as being “a less-than-satisfactory reward”, there is no reward for being a parent. Your reward is having a responsible, empathetic and productive adult on your hands in a few years. Someone that you can be proud to call “my child” and someone you’d be willing to call “my friend”. Capice?

Besides, in my view, making a child your career is a dangerous move because your marriage and sense of self can be sacrificed in the process.

Do you have the mental capacity of a fuckin’ sock puppet, or what? Millions of people over the entire world wear different hats; mom/dad, lover, friend, themselves, get a grip and quit with the ‘enslavement’ attitude.

They stopped asking me to take them to the park (how tedious) years ago. But now when I try to entertain them and say: 'Why don't we get out the Monopoly board?' they simply look at me woefully and sigh: 'Don't bother, Mum, you'll just get bored.'
How right they are.

“How tedious”, now that’s just fucked. Do you have any clue whatsoever, as to how many women are going through pain-staking fertility treatments at the moment and will NEVER get a child? They would do anything- including go through miscarriages, shots, extractions, pelvic exams- to take their child to the park. I pray that not a single woman dealing with infertility, reads this article. I also pray that one of your children never read this, either. You don’t want to play Monopoly with them? Fuck you. Fuck you with all your self-centered, self-righteous, bitter, “I’m speaking for all the moms”, please validate me, martyrdom bullshit. There is no need to end your life as soon as you create a new one. This article just oozes with the insinuation that it’s one or the other. Newsflash: you can have children and a career at the same time. Remember, you’re a “Mom of the New Millennium”..

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July 28, 2006

The Purina Diet

I have a Labrador retriever, and was buying a large bag of Purina at Wal-Mart and was in line to check out.

The woman behind me asked if I had a dog? (Duh!) (here's your sign! ~ D)

On impulse, I told her no, I was starting The Purina Diet again. Although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital the last time. But I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.

I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy who was standing behind her.

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me.

I told her no, I'd been sitting in the street licking my balls and a car hit me.

I thought the guy standing behind her was going to have to have help as he laughingly staggered to the door.

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Yalla Ya Nasrallah

Watch this video and then try to tell me that the Israelis DON'T have the right attitude!

And I bet that they won't have their senior military brass censure their troops for singing it either....unlike the Marines did with "Jihadi Girl".

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More BS from the Pro-Psychotic party

Pulled from the NARAL website:

Senate Should Focus on Prevention, Not Punishment

Senate set to vote on divisive Child Custody Protection Act while continuing to block commonsense measures to prevent teen pregnancy
Washington, DC— Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called on the Senate to protect our young people's safety and vote against the so-called "Child Custody Protection Act" later today. This divisive and controversial legislation would prohibit any adult other than a parent—including a grandparent, aunt, adult sibling, or member of the clergy—from accompanying a young woman across state lines for abortion care if the home state's parental-involvement law has not been met.

“Abortion care”? This one is starting out good already. Guess that’s to be expected while perusing a pro-neurotic website.

"We all agree that teens in trouble should talk to their parents, and thankfully, most do. However, if they can't, for whatever reason, their safety is the most important thing," Keenan said. "The American public wants teen pregnancy prevented, not punished. This bill does nothing to protect young people or promote communication between teens and their parents."

While I do agree that the teen in questions safety is a priority, I found it quite peculiar that the statement was made to the effect of a “teen pregnancy prevented” while discussing abortion. Umm, excuse me, if they are talking about the kid getting an abortion, then most obviously there was NO prevention, correct? Maybe instead of funding pork projects such as Velvet Vulvas, they should be teaching a little more abstinence until marriage.

Keenan also said today's legislation further exposes how out of touch Sen. Bill Frist and his anti-choice allies are with the American people's priorities.

I like the euphemism “anti-choice” that’s being used here. While we’re at it, we’ll just change your party name to “pro-DEATH”, m’kay? Nothing like standing on your soap box caterwauling about how many have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2,700- God Bless them and their families) while your comrades are sticking fork-like tines into the back of a fetus’ skull whose gestational age is older than that of babies in the NICU. Hey, YOU’RE the ones that found the word “privacy” somewhere in our constitution.

"If Sen. Frist and his anti-choice colleagues honestly want to protect our teens, they should stop blocking votes on commonsense measures to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion. Congress should fund programs that provide honest, realistic sex education, teach young people about the serious responsibilities that accompany parenthood, and stop slashing budgets for after-school programs that keep kids out of trouble and on the road to success. Prevention - not punishment - is the better path for the Senate to take."

Yep, good ol’ Planned Parenthood. Teaching our females that it’s OK to have sex with men you don’t particularly like.

Keenan said the United States, where 866,000 teenagers become pregnant each year, has the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the Western industrialized world. She cited an amendment that Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats from New Jersey, are planning to offer that would fund teen-pregnancy-prevention programs in schools and community groups, pilot programs to teach young people about the serious responsibilities that come with parenthood, and programs that help parents talk to their kids about tough topics like sex. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) intends to offer an amendment that would exempt grandparents and clergy members from prosecution. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) plans to offer an amendment that would exempt young women who are victims of incest, a tragic situation for which today's legislation has no exception.

Absolutely spot on. Teaching our children how to slip condoms on an overripe banana is definitely going to drop those rates! Do you think Maury Povich would be out of business soon after for lack of women needing paternity testing? (Just admit it, you secretly like it when he says “You are NOT the father” to the 6th guy!) Better idea: hire Monica Lewinsky to advocate for our teen pregnancy prevention classes! Better to take our little darlings to the pharmacy to pick up Lithromax for an oral STD, right?

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Old Article, Same Bad Feelings

MIAMI (AP) - Thousands of illegal immigrants stayed home this week amid rumors of immigration roundups that federal officials say were unfounded, leaving some industries scrambling for workers.

Yes, and thousands of anchor babies were conceived during this time while their tax payer funded satellite tv was blaring in the background..

Len Mills, executive vice president of Associated General Contractors of South Florida, estimated at least 50 percent of workers on construction jobs in the region had not shown up for work.

The 50% that did stay was still 250% less than the percentage of workers from the “legal” populous.

"This is costing millions of dollars a day, and I don't know who is going to pay for it," he said.

Rumors of random sweeps were rampant from coast to coast Friday, prompting many immigrants to stay home from work, take their children out of school and avoid church. Their absences added to immigrants' fears, as some thought their friends and co-workers had been arrested.

Don’t worry if they were in fact arrested, we all know they’ll just be cut loose again in a few days.

Mills said he believed even some legal workers were afraid.

"Everybody's edgy," said Chris Ruske, owner of a southern New Jersey nursery. "There's an awful lot of rhetoric, and you wonder what's true. You wonder if the immigration Gestapo are coming to get you."

Typical New Joysee resident. This meme is getting old, eh?

Construction and agriculture were among the industries most affected.

Yep, it takes commitment to an ESL class and learning our culture in order to get those pesky out-of-reach blue collar jobs.

Katie A. Edwards, executive director of Florida's Dade County Farm Bureau, said nearly a third of farmworkers did not come to the fields this week.

Hence, the popularity of the “distressed” jean this season, uses less cotton.

Mari Ramos, a Peruvian nanny whose tourist visa ran out in 2003, listened when friends warned her not to take public transportation or risk arrest.

"That's when I became nervous. I stopped going to my night job," the 36-year-old Miami woman said.

I’m sure she was as nervous to go to her night job as a liberal is to the Bell Curve.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Dean Boyd said the agency has received hundreds of calls about immigration raids in recent days. Such rumors are typical after a raid like the one last week in which more than 1,000 employees of pallet manufacturer IFCO were arrested at more than 40 company sites nationwide, he said.

"However, we don't conduct random sweeps," he said. "All our arrests are the result of investigations, evidence and intelligence."

Methinks the word “intelligence” is quite oxymoronic when it comes to INS or ICE.

ICE officials acknowledged they have stepped up arrests under their "Operation Phoenix," an existing program to find and deport fugitive illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds.

Uh, I didn’t see that happen to the fellow in court who was pulled over for the third time with no insurance, license, registration, etc. You know, the pesky things us AMERICANS have to have in order to drive our vehicles in a manner consistent with the law.

Many wondered whether the rumors would deter people from national immigration protests planned for Monday.

Ah, THOSE protests. The ones where they were going to decimate retailers by boycotting? The ones that retailers noted a 4.6% drop in profits and a close to a 70% drop in shoplifting rates in some areas?

The National Immigration Law Center called on organizations nationwide to sign a petition urging ICE to assure the public it won't make any immigration arrests during the protests.

Last time I checked, first Amendment rights only applied to US CITIZENS, please, arrest away.

The agency said its policy is not to discuss potential operations. "ICE will continue to operate as it does every day of the year," Boyd said.

The rumors affected a wide variety of businesses. In New Jersey and New York, day-laborer gathering sites drew only a trickle of workers.

These poor people had to worry about which gas station to loiter for day labor while we are only concerned about whether the movie theater we frequent has Fatkins approved popcorn?!?! Well, woe is me.

"It is the ugliest of rumors because it has intimidated people who are already afraid. They are living in the shadows of society, wondering who is going to knock on the door," said the Rev. Allan Ramirez, pastor of the Brookville Dutch Reform Church in Long Island, N.Y.

Afraid? Are you fuckin’ serious? Ask the LND nurses at the ER in Yuma, AZ if they are AFRAID! Certainly not afraid to strut in, without insurance, without the ability to speak English, without a concern for the fact that our president is gargling Fox’s testicles at the moment, and squat out an anchor baby.

Elias Bermudez, an activist and talk show host for a Spanish-language radio station in Phoenix, said many believe they are being punished for participating in recent protests in favor of legalizing the status of many illegal immigrants.

Suuuuuurrrrre. The illegals that work at a well-known Phoenix resort are really feeling harsh retribution while collect their tips, paychecks with fraudulent SS numbers and pick up their 6 kids from government funded daycare that is too overcrowded for MY children to attend.

In the rural town of Homestead, Fla., more than a dozen parents lined up early to take their kids out of Redondo Elementary School on Wednesday for fear of a raid, said activist Jonathan Fried, who heads the nonprofit "We Count!"

What are the odds that they’re all anchor babies? Hmmm? Anyone? Bueller.. Bueller..

"It's caused tremendous fear in our community, like I've never seen before," Fried said.

Two words: Emotional Scarring- the gift that keeps on giving. Don’t worry sweetie, it’s Florida, they only deport 7 year old boys back to communist countries.

On Friday, ICE announced the arrests of 106 illegal immigrant fugitives and 19 immigration status violators throughout the Midwest over the last 10 days. Of those, 46 had criminal records, according to the department. Earlier this week, ICE announced the arrest of 183 fugitives in Florida alone.

Shhh.. don’t tell anyone the following statistics: the criminal alien populous is the largest growing segment in the prison system. Of the 35,000 illegals that were released, instead of deported, 11,000 went on to commit further crimes. In 2001, thanks to a decision by the Supreme Court, the INS was forced to release into our society over 3,000 criminal aliens (who collectively had been convicted of 125 homicides, 387 sex offenses, and 772 assault charges)[from the Bereau of Justice Statistics] Yes, please take the time to say thank you to our Black Robes for that last one.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association said Friday it believes some of the concerns may have been fueled by confusion over a widespread fugitive roundup by the U.S. Marshals Service. That roundup lead to more than 9,000 arrests of people wanted for a number of crimes, and ICE assisted in the effort but it said most of those detained were U.S. citizens

See, our offensiveness is equal opportunity!

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July 27, 2006

Moderates Drop Trou...again

House GOP pressing vote on minimum wage

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer

House Republican leaders, giving in to political reality, plan a vote to raise the $5.15 minimum wage before leaving Washington this weekend for a five-week recess.

Let's hope that we can make your next recess a bit longer..how 'bout forever?

"Whether people like it or not, we need to go ahead with it," said Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., who supports the idea. "There's a general agreement among Republicans (opposing the raise) that `maybe we don't like it much, but we need to move forward with it just for political reasons.'"

What people are you referring to, you spineless jellyfish? Delaware are you paying attention? Grow a pair and enough with this go-along to get-along business. The citizens YOU represent voted for somebody THEY thought would represent THEIR views. Rep. Castle, take a look at your oath of office. I suspect it just might say something about bearing true faith and allegiance to those that have put you in a position of trust. You are not there to make the other side of the aisle happy.

The No. 3 House GOP leader, Majority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, said the plan was to have a vote before week's end. But Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Republicans leaders were working to pass the increase but that "no decisions have been made."

It was a decade ago, during the hotly contested campaign year of 1996, that Congress voted to increase the minimum wage. A person working 40 hours per week at minimum wage makes $10,700, which is below the poverty line for workers with families.

WOW...color me surprised. It's a dead issue until the Season of Stooopid™. How nice of you to drop trou' and sound EXACTLY like the Massachusetts Orca, groveling to a few criminally stupid voters. Let's raise the minimum wage so EVERYBODY is ABOVE average. If you don't get it...lookup the term PARADOX. That tired meme wore out a long time ago.

Democrats have made increasing the wage a pillar of their campaign platform and are pushing to raise the wage to $7.25 per hour over two years. In June, the Republican-controlled

Senate refused to raise the minimum wage, rejecting a proposal from Democrats.

The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee said the GOP would embrace the increase to $7.25 per hour and probably attach a proposal passed last year that would make it easier for small business to band together and buy health insurance plans for employees at a lower cost. Rep. Howard McKeon (news, bio, voting record), R-Calif., said the minimum wage bill probably will not include tax cuts such as a repeal of the estate tax.

OK..Lesson Time...Have a seat on the rock that you just slithered from beneath. I'm a business owner. It's well established, growing slow but steady. My current revenue stream permits employing 100 people with wages consistent with their duties and responsibilities. Let's keep this simple and figure the average hourly rate of my workers is $6.50. Now pay attention here the math is tricky. 100 workers X $6.50/hr X 40 hours/wk = $26,000/wk in wages. Enter stage left....political sell-outs, otherwise known as moderate Republicans. Let's make EVERYBODY happy and raise the minimum wage $2.10 / hour. This in turn will force me to increase my average wage by an equal amount, otherwise I can kiss ALL my workers goodbye. Sooooo.....working backward, my "new and improved" minimum wage is now $8.60/hr. I have already trimmed my revenue stream to allow maintenance of equipment, upgrades to more efficient equipment, competitive benefits for the workers a gazillion other costs of doing busines and hopefully enough left over to pay myself decently. New payroll figure is $34,400/week. For those of us actually PAYING the bills, it's pretty clear we just went $8400 over the weekly budget. What to do, I don't anywhere else to take this new money from unless I can figure out how to make my colon an ATM. The only thing I CAN do is LAYOFF some of my workers...24.4 to be exact. Thank you Mister Congressman, I just lost 25% of my workforce. In turn this means a 25% drop in my productivity and profit.

How do you feel NOW? Butt-Wipe. Oh you aren't out of the woods yet...guess who I give the Ax to? The lowest skilled and experienced part of my staff, because those that I keep are going to be working their butts off to make up the loss. Now what happens to the workers I layoff? Yup, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS !!!!! How are YOU going to pay that increase ya' bastich? You are the annointed ones that have the power to confiscate the wealth of those you represent. Survey Sezzz- RAISE TAXES (on those that still have jobs).

Congratulations, you just came up with the Perfect Plan™. Everybody gets screwed. Except the nitwits that legislated the Perfect Plan, they'll get their jobs back (likely) blowing smoke up the asses of their constituents.

It was not clear what other potential add-ons might soothe unhappy lawmakers and GOP opponents of a wage increase such as the small business lobby.

Keep puffing those sphincters...don't forget to breathe once in awhile though.

House Democrats cried foul on Thursday, saying Republicans planned to add "poison pills" for their business allies. Many Democrats oppose the small business health insurance legislation because it would overrule state laws requiring coverage for procedures such as diabetes care and cancer screenings.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California demanded a vote on a bill that would just increase the minimum wage. She spoke out against "the usual Republican poison pills of attaching tax cuts for the wealthy or other so-called sweeteners for the Republican special interests."

Betcha feel better now, eh Mikey? Teddy is done and now Nancy sidles up to your backside and guess what she is wearing for fashion accessories? When Will They Ever Learn *cue music*...you can never, ever, ever give the left enough to make them like you. Why not focus on you know, doing the right thing, for just once.

Inflation has eroded the minimum wage's buying power to the lowest level in about 50 years. Yet lawmakers have won cost-of-living wage increases totaling about $35,000 over that time. So House GOP leaders are bowing to the inevitable on the increase.

Forty-eight Republicans, many of them moderates or representing districts with large working-class populations, wrote Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., requesting a vote this week on an increase.

"It is time for Congress to take responsible action to raise the minimum wage and ensure our hardworking constituents can provide for their families," said the letter, drafted by Reps.

Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, and Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.

1, 2, 3, breathe and a lick......ummm it looks like chocolate but tastes like pudding?

Conservatives responded with a letter signed by 31 Republicans asking that no vote be held.

Notice the literary "english" here. Fixate the sentence on Conservatives (those eeeevilll doers) and point out they were also republicans almost as an aside. Let me write this for you properly.

31 Republicans adhering to consevative principles signed a letter asking that no vote be held.

No, I didn't think you would like my version...it's more accurate and that doesn't fit your agenda.

"Quickly increased labor costs unrelated to business conditions will encourage or force employers to fire employees, reduce working hours for existing employees, and/or postpone plans to hire additional employees," they wrote.

I told you so, when an alleged "writer" prefaces anything as Conservative, expect Real Scary Bullshit to follow.

After a private meeting Thursday morning of House Republicans, many lawmakers said they believed the wage increase would advance when Congress returns in September.

"There seems to be a consensus that we'll do it after the break," said Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Ill.

Because the sheep will buy it and the rest won't notice the screwing they got, until after we get our jobs back. Not likely....You BUSTED Timmy !!!!!!

But GOP leaders such as Boehner believe that if the vote is to happen, it makes political sense to do it now, otherwise Democrats could hammer Republicans on the issue during the summer break.

Brother Boehner steps in to give the rest of the moderate's colons a break. How kind, batter up...from the Great State of Jawja..Cynthia McKinney....enjoy it pal you really earned it.


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J. Bolton, Right on!

Atlas Shrugs has scored a hit with a Vlog of John bolton. Like Michelle Malkin stated on her vent for today :"John Bolton is the right man in the right job at the right time."

Atlas goes on with a great breakdown of what is happening With Israel and Hezbullah in the Middle East, and WHY it is happening, and the dangers posed by the moral equivilency rampant in the MSM today in forming public opinion.

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July 23, 2006

The Warrior Caste

(First, a gargantuan THANK YOU to Delftsman, for offering up his forum for my thoughts. He's a brave man. ;-) And a card-carrying member of the Warrior Caste)

Recently on a prominent Milblog, this topic was debated in a very PC fashion by those formerly, or currently in the Military. They carefully danced around saying this outright, and I can see from their point of view why they might feel the need. I've always found soldiers to be a modest lot. (lol - in some ways) and most of them probably do believe there is no difference between those who serve and those who haven't donned a uniform.

I however, do not.

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Okay I'll say it, proud and loud, to all you former and current military men and women out there:

I believe the Warrior Caste IS a better group of people on the whole. You understand and voluntarily embrace commitment to something bigger than yourselves. Being willing to risk your own life for a stranger, a buddy, a cause, an ideal, a country, is NOT COMMON FARE. It takes a level of courageous resolve not found in everyone.

Family members have been in the military for generations, back to the Revolution. My brothers and I didn't go in that direction, for differing reasons. Doesn't mean we're not good people, and tons just like us are probably your neighbors and friends and eventually, your coworkers. However, we all would be calling on YOU should an enemy suddenly land in our backyards. We could maybe hold the fort awhile, some of us, but troops would eventually have to come to rescue our tails. Knowing this truth, one does what one can to support you all in other ways.

You guys perhaps cannot agree without being jumped all over for being elitist. But I don't see it is a judgement AGAINST others, rather as an acknowledgement of what IS. We need folks like you; always have, and probably always will. We are damned lucky to have you.

The very, very, very, least we can do for you in return is support and defend you from your smaller enemies - the press, protesters, loneliness on deployment, making sure you can come home and carry on with your lives; by blogging, attending rallys, sending mail and care packages and helping out those family members you must leave behind - so that you can engage a more immediate threat, a more implacable enemy with that much clearer a mindset.

I cheerfully (and cheeringly) acknowledge that there are people braver than me, just as there are those who are kinder, smarter, etc. It seems like finding and learning from such folks is a good way to grow in these areas. Not denying that any area for growth exists!

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NYPD Shuffle

With a humble thanks to site owner, I'll take a swing over here at some things that just PISS ME OFF !!!!

Hat Tip to my Buddy- Sig 94 over at the Rottie Empire, who provided me this gem of an article.

Pimping behind a shield.

Headline: Hip Hop Cop Dishes on J. Lo's Night in Jail.

Hey every LEO faces retirement and what to do in it's aftermath? Most find themselves pretty young to sit back in the rocking chair, and more likely with a pension that won't support your dog food bill. I refuse to slag anyone that's been on-the-job for setting themselves up nicely to transition to life as a civilian, but there IS a line. I read this three times just to avoid jumping to conclusions, being the nasty bastid I is.

Nope, it didn't help. The first kiss-and-tell hint was about what he did for poor widdle J. Lo. Way to go Detective, you just committed a misdemeanor and brag about it. Sounds like Interfering with an Officer to me. But that's just me....

Let's get the real story and lesson of the day.

Get lined up with a nice specialized assignment, one that allows you frequent access to folks with demonstrable unsavory habits and associates. Play nicee-nicee and tweak the justice system here and there, not enough to get really noticed, but enough to "help" your buddies out.

Hey, I didn't make this up, the guy is admitting to it freely and publishing it.

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock- Hey whadda ya know, I got 20 years in !!!!

Pull the plug, take the retirement and badda-bing instant success with your own Security biz. Now, I wouldn't resort to accusations, but it would be convenient to have some friends still on the inside to ummmm....consult with now and then, would it? Sure would go a long way towards promoting your business.

Knock yourself out Parker and enjoy the big $$, nevermind that bit of tarnish on the shield.

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I've given keys to the Citidal to two people I really enjoy talking to.

I don't know when/how often they may come in and put their two cents in, but be on the lookout for future posts from Beth and Jackboot.

Beth is new to the posting side of blogging, but she has a hell of an insight and a great brain to match. About time we got a woman's views in here.

Jackboot is a contributor to the C.I.A. blog, and I'm sure you'll find his posts to be thought-provoking, to say the least.

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July 21, 2006


I belong to the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler Empire, and there are a number of terms used in the Empire that beginners sometimes "don't get"....."moonbats", "F.E.T.E.", and "cluebatting"....

Well, here for your edification, Neil Boortz (head Minister of the Church of the Painful Truth) gives an excellent demonstration of a cluebatting™ towards a Muslim Moonbat caller to his show

Cluebatting™ at it's finest.


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July 17, 2006

Koran Pork Rinds

NEW and IMPROVED!!! Be the first on your block to treat your Muslim friends to the newest taste sensation! Study the Holy verses of Mohammad (may bees piss upon him) as you chow down on some of the crunchiest treats to break a Ramadan fast you've ever had.

PORK, the other white meat!

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9 out of 10 Mullahs agree, new Koranic Pork Rinds™ can't be beat!

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"Headlines from the Year 2029!"

Neal Booortz got a special delivery letter for the year 2029 warning of the times aheads of us.

* Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia , formerly known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.
* Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.
* Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.
* Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
* Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon).
* Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.
* France pleads f or global help after being taken over by Jamaica.
* Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
* George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
* Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
* 85-years, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.
* Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
* Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut. (Hummmmmmmmm) Now that's just wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.
* Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals, violates their civil rights.
* Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.
* New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.
* Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.
* IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.
* Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines

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July 16, 2006

Ten commandments

Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell down
when he saw him. Murphy had never been seen in church in his life.
After Mass, the priest caught Murphy and said, "Murphy, I am so glad
you decided to come to Mass, what made you come?"

Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father. A while back, I
misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that
McGlynn had a hat just like me hat, and I knew that McGlynn came to
church every Sunday. I also knew that McGlynn had to take off his hat
during Mass and I figured he would leave it in the back of church. So,
I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat."

The priest asked, "Well, Murphy, I notice that you didn't steal
McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?"

Murphy said, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 commandments,
I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat."The priest gave
Murphy a big smile and said, "After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not
Steal' you decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in
Hell, right?"

Murphy shook his head and said, "No, Father, after you talked about
'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' I remembered where I left my hat."

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July 14, 2006

War... Huh... What is it good for?

As of yet I haven't written anything about the events transpiring between Israel and Gaza...Lebanon...Syria...Iran..

Too many others can do a much better job of giving the history of the conflict and updates on the present state of the conflict better than I ever could.

Those that know me already know how I stand, it would just be self-indulgent fluff to try to just reiterate it.

For those that don't know me, let me just say that I believe that Israel has shown a remarkable forbearence in restraining itself in the face of overbearing provacations for many years, and it's far past time that the gloves to come off.

Israel is fighting for it's very right to exist...they tried appeasement, they tried political negotiation, they let their citizens live in an atmosphere of danger, not knowing where,when, or how bad the next act of terrorism would hurt them; without responding in a justified military fury. They have been subjected to UN resolutions calling them genocidal when they took any actions to defend themselves from these predations, and watched in silence as the rest of the world funded those that committed these brutal acts.

Enough is enough. I wonder if the IDF takes 52 year old cardiac patients that don't speak Hebrew?

The United State need do nothing at present other than to watch Irael show how it's done, oldstyle; and supply anything that the IDF/IAF need in the way of armament.

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A Little Culture--true art for art's sake

AutoBlog has a neat post up about an artist that uses a truly unique medium.

Like one commenter noted: "it reminds me of the transient sand paintings done by Buddist Lamas":

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I like his Texas politics too...

And if I didn't know better, I'd think he was paying homage to GuyK:

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But just to prove that Wade is a true artiste, he reproduces two of the classics, Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and Van Gogh's "Starry Night":

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Too much free time, or a devoted artiste? I just give you the links, the opinion on that, you have to decide for yourself.

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Love and Devotion

It's amazing the love some people can have for their spouses. GuyK wanted Sweetthing just how much HE cared, so with a little help from WmH, he arranged for a certain sign in Hollyweird to be upgraded to a get well card for her:

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(Gee, I wish I had thought of that, and had the photoshop skills to DO it !...)

Last report is that she came through the surgury like the true trooper she is and is doing at or above expectations.

How about going over and leaving her a little note to buck up her spirits when she gets home? Speaking from experience, I know just how important attitude is in achieving a quick recovery, and knowing people really do care goes a long way in lifting those spirits when your going through the pain of rehab.

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July 13, 2006


Shame shame shame, Misha has indulged in hyperboly that was mean and demonstrated a wish to wreak mayhem to a stranger on the Interstate. How damageing to the Conservative cause we both espouse!

I felt compelled to write this lest Glen Greenwald accuse me of not being fair and balanced in my condemnation of such as Deb Frisch.

Sire, you KNOW how much I admire you, leave the hateful speech/wishes of bodily injury to sreangers to the the Leftists we both like to Cluebat...(/sarcastic portion for those the didn't get that)

Oh mighty Greenwald, may this condemnation of "one of my own" bring about a glorious new day of understanding and light, and if not, screw you anyway.

May I have my fatwa now?

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July 12, 2006

Redhead Jokes

I posted a blond joke the other day and it seemed to garner at least one rave response....I happened to see these redhead jokes over at Curmudgeonisms , and being married to a Redhead, I can attest to the validity of most, if not all of the stereotypes.

Q: How do you get a redhead to argue with you?
A: Say something

Q: How do you get a redhead’s mood to change?
A: Wait 10 seconds

If you love a Redhead, set her free …
If she follows you everywhere you go, pitches a tent in your front lawn and puts your new girlfriend in the hospital, she’s yours.

Q: What’s safer: a redhead or a piranha?
A: The piranha. They only attack in schools.

Q: What do you call a Redhead with an attitude?
A: Normal

Q: How do you know when a redhead has been using a computer?
A: There’s a hammer embedded in the monitor

Only two things are necessary to keep a redhead happy.
One is to let her think she is having her own way,
and the other is to let her have it.

Q: Why aren’t there any more redhead jokes?
A: Someone told them to a redhead.

Q: How do you know when you’ve satisfied a redhead?
A: She unties you.

Q: What is the difference between a redhead and a computer?
A: A redhead won’t accept a three and a half inch floppy.

Brunette after sex: "Oh that was great! Love you…wanna marry?"
Blonde after sex: "Next!"
Redhead after sex: "Better start chewing some VITAMINS, kid.

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A new Drink

Your "groan" of the day!! Thanks Catfish...just what I needed to start the day off..a groaner of a pun...





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July 11, 2006

W.A.R is up and running

W.A.R (Wide Awakes Radio) finally seems to have overcome their server problem and is putting out product. It's grassroots commentary from the Right side at it's basic level.

Go help support them by listening/participating/and hitting the tip jar when you can.

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July 10, 2006

NYT's "Truth to Power", or collaborators?

Lifted this from Michelle Malkin; I thought it expressed my feeling towards the New York Times perfectly:

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I had a long, angry, post providing examples of why I believe the NYT's to be, in some cases, actively working against the security of the United States, but just as I was about to hit the "post" button, my screen blinked and it was all gone.....maybe someone up there was trying to tell me I had gone overboard?

Let it suffice to say: New York Times; you have every right to post whatever you wish to, that is what having a free press is all about, BUT with that right comes responsibility. I suggest that you look up the definition of that word, as you've not demonstrated much of it lately.

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Situational Awareness Scenario


You are driving in a car at a constant speed.

On your LEFT side is a valley


on your RIGHT side is a fire engine traveling at your same speed.

IN FRONT of you is a galloping pig which is the same size as your car

you cannot overtake it.

BEHIND you is a helicopter flying at ground level.

Both the giant pig and the helicopter are also traveling at the same speed as you.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

Get off the Merry-Go-Round!*

(You're Drunk again!*)

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Worlds Thinnest Books

I am a voracious reader. My main interests for just pleasure reading are science fiction and fantasy. For Learning, history, political theory, and science.

I was thinking of making up a summer reading list to send my daughter, (who gets me books at deep discounts at Half Price Books, where she works) when Catfish sent me a list of some of the worlds thinnest books. I thought it might be good to try to get copies, since they can all be read at a single, VERY short, reading, and you all know how the summer months are the busiest, so short may be best.

Here's the list:

FRENCH WAR HEROES by Jacques Chirac


THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY COUNTRY by Jane Fonda & Cindy Sheehan. Illustrated by Michael Moore


MY BEAUTY SECRETS by Janet Reno & Whoopi Goldberg


ALL THE WOMEN I HAVE LOVED BEFORE by Barney Frank (D-Mass) & Boy George








MY LITTLE BOOK OF PERSONAL HYGIENE by Osama Bin Laden & Willie Nelson


THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD by Bill Gates & The 'Donald'










ALL THE MEN I HAVE LOVED BEFORE by Ellen DeGeneres & Rosie O'Donnell












There you have it....A list of books I could read in a single hour or less....

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A Cautionary Tale

It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then -- just to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time.

That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that night at her mother's. I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't help myself.

I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Thoreau, Muir, Confucius and Kafka.
I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is it exactly we are doing here?"

One day the boss called me in. He said, "Listen, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job."

This gave me a lot to think about. I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I confess, "I've been thinking..."

"I know you've been thinking," she said, "and I want a divorce!"

"But Honey, surely it's not that serious."

"It is serious," she said, lower lip aquiver. "You think as much as college professors and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking, we won't have any money!"

"That's a faulty syllogism," I said impatiently.

She exploded in tears of rage and frustration, but I was in no mood to deal with the emotional drama.

"I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door.

I headed for the library, in the mood for some Nietzsche. I roared into the parking lot with NPR on the radio and ran up to the big glass doors. They didn't open. The library was closed.

To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that night. Leaning on the unfeeling glass, whimpering for Zarathustra , a poster caught my eye, "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked.

You probably recognize that line. It comes from the standard Thinkers Anonymous poster. This is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker. I never miss a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week it was "Porky's."
Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting.

I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. Life just seemed...easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking. I think the road to recovery is nearly complete for me.

Today I took the final step...........................

I joined the Democratic Party.

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Have the Brits lost their spine?!? When a maggot like Omar Brooks can freely spew his hate-filled bile in open forums and belittle the victims of terrorism as he's doing it, things have gone way too far across the big briny.

He's told an audience of teenagers and young families that "he did not want to go to Allah while sleeping in his bed “like an old woman”. Instead, he said: “I want to be blown into pieces with my hands in one place and my feet in another.”

Come over here, Omar, I know plenty of people that would be more than happy assisting you in achieving that goal. Do you mind if we tie you to a hog first ?, gives a little more movement to the procedings and makes the filming ever so much more lively.

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July 09, 2006

What do the Boots on the ground think?

MG of Iraqi Bloggers Central asked the two most important questions of those that are involved in the day to day grind of life in a war zone:

"In the end, do you feel that Iraq was worth your time and effort?"

"And could you tell us why?

Not all the responses were positive, and thats to be expected,in fact it's good, because it shows that our men and women aren't the "jingoist rah-rah pawns" that the left would have you believe they are; but it seems that the overwhelming majority do believe that what they are doing/did was right and worth the sacrifices made.

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One day a man has a terrible stomach complaint and goes along to see his doctor.

The doctor tells him that he is very ill, but that he can cure his condition with a course of suppositories inserted deep into his rectum every 6 hours.

"Right" says the doctor, "bend over and I'll do the first one for you." The man bends down and the doctor deposited the suppository. He then gives the man his course and sends him home.

At home 6 hours later the man realizes that he can't stick the suppository far enough up, by himself, so he asks his wife to help him insert the slippery bullet. After explaining to her what to do, the man bends over. His wife puts one hand on her husband's shoulder to brace herself and thrusts really hard. To her horror the man lets out a blood curdling scream.

"My God" she cries. "What's the matter? Did I hurt you?"

"No" replies the man. "But I have just realized that when the doctor did it, he had both hands on my shoulders."

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Shit: Through the eyes of the Military

This one is for my nephew, Robby, a newly minted TSgt in the AF. Congrats Rob!

*An Army grunt stands in the rain with a 35 pound pack on his back, 15 lb. weapon in hand, after having marched 12 miles, and says, "This is shit!"

*An Army Airborne Ranger stands in the rain with a 45 lb. pack on his back, weapon in hand, after having jumped from an airplane and marched 18 miles, and says with a smile, "This is good shit!"

*A Navy SEAL lies in the mud, 55 LB pack on his back, weapon in hand, after swimming 10 miles to shore, crawling through a swamp and marching 25 miles at night past the enemy positions, says with a grin, "This really is great shit."

*A Marine Scout/Sniper, up to his nose in the stinking, bug-infested mud of a swamp with a 65 LB pack on his back and a weapon in both hands after jumping from an aircraft at high altitude, into the ocean, swimming 12 miles to the shore, killing several alligators to enter the swamp, then stalking 30 miles through the brush to an FFP, says, "I love this shit."

*The Air Force NCO sits in an easy chair in an air conditioned, carpeted office and says, "My e-mail's out? What kind of shit is this?!?"

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July 08, 2006

THe Adventures of Dabney Winger

HERE'S a Carson Fire cartoon that describes the power of the bloggers in a humorous manner.

If you've never read the "Winger" series of cartoons, give yourself a treat and start from the beginning. You just may want to buy some of his original artwork too. Carson Fire deserves to get our support in his endeavors to become established as a full time cartoonist.

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Just another day in Indiana

Just got back from a pleasant afternoon with the ex and my elder daughter. We got started late, so we didn't go to the zoo as originally planned, which was fine with me. We ended up just driving aound in the pleasant afternoon sunshine and went to eat at the Olive Garden. (you HAVE to try their new appitizer, mussels steamed in a wine/lemon sauce, it was delicious!) Yeah, the food is generic Italian, but good and filling, at a decent cost.

All in all it was a pleasant afternoon spent. Even if I did have an unfortunate tendendcy to call my "first" family by my "second" family's names, which lead to some awkard pauses in conversation. Erin and I plan on having a father/daughter afternoon on Wednesday..maybe go go see a movie, if we can ever come to an agreement on what to go see. I managed to keep my mouth shut about politics, so there were no tearful anger tantrums. I wish I could do that more often, it makes for a much better time.

Erin is a moonbat, and she considers me a Conservative Facist, so those types of discussions are never an excercise in having a good time, but I have an unfortunate tendency to try to bring up the latest controversy of the day, because that is where my interests lie ...guns, politics, and the politics of guns.

I guess I'm just socially stunted.....I should know better at my age, but dammit, I'm just too old to censor my speech or quail at the thought that a topic may be too "controversial".

Enough for now, I'm going to go try and boil my first batch of peanuts, and pray that they come out to a close approximation of Catfish's. I've been having a real hankering for them ever since I got back from Georgia, and salt content or not, I'm giving in to the yen.

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Biases, Military & Media

For the last three years, those of us on the right side of the blogoshere have argued that the MSM has presented a biased, anti-US picture of the action in Iraq, while the left side have claimed that the bias runs in the opposite direction.

Well, that argument will continue to be fought, I'm sure, but while the Leftsiders use their own filters of academics and feelings oriented to demonstrate their POV; I think that most of us on right side will continue to use those that have actually "been there, done that" to show our POV.

In the first week of June, there was a conference of General/Flag officers at Ft. Carson,Co. where some of the differences between the general perceptions of the general public and those that served in theater. were discussed, among other topics pertaining to the conduct of operations.

Here's just a taste:

Public Affairs: We are losing the public affairs battle for a variety of reasons. First, in Iraq, the terrorists provide Al Jazeera with footage of their more spectacular attacks and they are on TV to the whole Arab world within minutes of the event. By contrast it takes four to six days for a story generated by Army Public Affairs to gain clearance by Combined Forces Command, two or three more days to get Pentagon clearance, and after all that, the public media may or may not run the story.


Third, the stories that are filed by reporters in the field very seldom reach the American public as written. An anecdote from Col. McMaster illustrates this dramatically. TIME magazine recently sent a reporter to spend six weeks with the 3rd ACR as they were in the battle of Tal Afar. When the battle was over, the reporter filed his story and also included close to 100 pictures that the accompanying photographer took. TIME published a cover story on the battle a week later, allegedly using the story sent in by their reporter. When the issue came out, the guts had been edited out of their reporter’s story and none of the pictures he submitted were used. Instead they showed a weeping child on the cover, taken from stock photos. When the reporter questioned why his story was eviscerated, his editors in New York responded that the story and pictures were too heroic. McMaster had read both and told me that the editors had completely changed the thrust and context of the material their reporter had submitted.(emph mine~D)

The Left says that the MSM is "the corporately owned lap dog of the Administration" while we on the Right have repeatedly pointed out that "stories always seem to be slanted against American interests". Probably both views have a modicum of reality to them (being biased, and a reasonably cogent type, I still subscribe to the Rights view as being the one much closer to the reality, of course).

Enough of my blather however, go read the link and see what you think.

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July 07, 2006


A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car
and was pulled over by a woman police officer who was also a blonde.

The blonde cop asked to see the blonde driver's license.
She dug through her purse and was getting progressively more agitated.
"What does it look like?" she finally asked.

The policewoman replied, "It's square and it has your picture on it."

The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it and
handed it to the policewoman.

"Here it is," she said.
The blonde officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
"Okay, you can go.
I didn't realize you were a cop."

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Catfish sent me this men's Eye/Concentration Test....go see how you do on it!

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Watch What You Drink

A little guy is sitting at a bar just staring at his drink for 1/2 hr.
when this big trouble making truck driver steps next to him, grabs his
drink and gulps it down in 1 swig.


"Come on man, I was just giving you a hard time," says the truck driver.
"I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a man cry."

"This is the worse day of my life," says the little guy between sobs. "I
can't do anything right. I over slept and was late to an important
meeting, so my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my
car was stolen & I have no insurance. I grabbed a cab home, but after
the cab left, I discovered my wallet was still in the cab. At home I
found my wife in bed with the neighbor. So I came to this bar trying to
work up the courage to put an end to my life, and then YOU show up and
drink the poison."

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A new blog

Added a new blog to the roll to today. Go on over and check out Forgotten Prophets. Jack H has a clarity of thought all too often missing today. Go through his profile and check out his other blogs too, well worth the perusal.

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July 03, 2006

Happy 4th of July

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY America! 230 years and even with all the troubles I noted in that post below, your STILL the GREATESTcountry that has ever existed on Earth.

When we first arrived here, my father thought all the fireworks were in honor of his birthday, and he jokes about it to this day.

Well, Dad, this year they ARE in your honor, and don't let anyone tell you differently. Happy 75th!, and may you still have two quarters to go!

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Anything but negotiation...

the Emperor has one of his patented cluebattings on the idiocy of what passes as "deep" thought on the other side of the big briny. Treat yourself and go see a master at work.

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An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling
a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter, "Want
coffee." The waiter says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the
Indian a tall mug of coffee.

The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the
buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter
everywhere, then just walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one
hand pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up
to the counter and says to the waiter, "Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your
mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Training for position in
United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull,
leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."

I thought about this joke, and thought it was a good jumping point for a little essay on what I think is currently wrong with this country. I couldn't get it to gell though, so I asked a friend of mine over for a mug of some cyber jumpstart, with the request that he jump in anytime...(JB's comments/additions in bold)

Here goes:

It seems that our current government works exactly in the manner portrayed in the joke, the members of Congress use a scattershot method of addressing problems that only serve to make an even greater mess and then just walk away from the consequences of their actions. When it comes time to account for the mess, they are nowhere to be found.

You might want to toss out the idea that they tend to favor expediency as influenced by
current event (polls, fingers in the air, et al), to the longer view of
unintended consequences.

I KNEW there was a reason I wanted you to go over this!

The interweaving web of special interest groups clamoring for their narrow goals, lobbyists clamoring for their little piece of the pie (holding out huge sums of money to ensure that they are heeded) and polititicians trying to accomodate them all, no matter that many of the interests are in direct conflict with each other....

That's exactly the problem the major political parties face at this time.
Too many dollars from too many directions and they are conflicted. To wit:
The holiest of the liberal sacraments is abortion, why? Because their
biggest contributions come from that direction. Republicans, while the
majority of their contributors are the little guys (No Soros and Company
checks) are conflicted by the immigration issue. Why? Two reasons in my
opinion 1) the black voting "block" seems irreversibly left, unless/until
the CBC in it's present form is removed, this is not likely to change. 2)
The next large voting block coming into the picture is the Latinos, as we
know they are now the largest minority group and the conservative message
has appeal to the useful members of this populace. The wobbly knees won't
come out and deal with it out of fear of alienating the "good ones". This is
pure bullshit to anyone with half a brain, but we're talking congress here.

And to make the situation worse, we have a general populace that, as long as they are not personally affected, tends to ignore the whole sordid mess.

Biggest problem of all right there. The republic was formed and a
constitution created to provide guidance for governance based on the
assumption that the general populace would make INFORMED and MORAL decisions
regardless of self-interest, recognizing that in any form of government/laws
exercising control over a widely diverse group some disparities would arise.
We as a nation are too diverse for One Size Fits All governance. The logical
conclusion our founders created was Federalism, the concept of best rule is
the closest rule. We grow farther from that principle, it would seem almost

A friend of mine stated last night that he believed that we are living under a government of Corporate Facism, where the real power was issuing from the board rooms of a few multinational companies. I think that big business/big labor does have a large role, but in nowhere near the manner that my friend believes. They influence the course, undoubtedly, but they don't direct it.

That's the old Straw Dog argument. Business is irrevocably tied to
governance in that it is the sole generator of wealth which our form of
governance relies on to function. The solution to the problem is the reverse
of what your friend might think. Reduce the size of government (and we can
dramatically) and this in turn reduces the symbiotic relationship. Smaller
Government=Smaller $$ to be confiscated from individuals and business, thus
reducing the incentive for business to influence governance in the interests
of their own profit.

So just what is the answer? Hell if I know.

I think that enacting the Fair Tax would be a good first step in taking power away from the corporate lobbyists and radical special interest groups. (yes they are different)

Hell yes, Boortz is dead-nuts, spot-on correct. The Fair Tax would again in
my opinion be the quickest and most successful means of realignment of the
republic to our founding tenets.

Requiring all legislation to have a study done of the possible end/side effects of it's enactment would serve to slow down the rash of knee-jerk reactive legislation that has proved to be counterproductive to a fee flowing economy.

Good idea, but who gets to do the study? Sorry, can't answer that one it's
a paradox.
Guess thats an idea needing furthur study.....

But what is most needed is an actively engaged and informed electorate,

As old Wil would put it "There's the rub". See above comment regarding an
informed electorate. Personally, I think Heinlein was on to something about
earning the franchise to vote. OH the Horror.... actually requiring people
voting to you know, have a tiny clue? I've seen the current naturalization
exam bank questions. I submit sir, that perhaps 20% (at the most) of our HS
graduates could pass the exam. Think about that, the average newly
naturalized citizen is on the order of 70-80% more knowledgeable of our form
and function of government than our own populace. If you have no CLUE as to
how government should work and is designed to work is it possible to ever
exercise a wise choice? Stick to slot machines, the percentages are better.

and how do you ensure that? Maybe one person at a time....
I think that the blogosphere can be a tremendous force in this arena.

Those that gravitate towards blogging tend to be the more informed/interested, and with the speed at which information, opinions, and possible solutions can be transmitted, it's possible that we have a whole new way of righting the the ship of state and putting it back on a course that will satisfy the greatest number of people.

Funny you bring that up, I've been having an extended discussion with Mike
in Chi regarding this exact concept. The blogosphere can be a Sixth Column,
as you put it precisely we tend to be orders of magnitude more informed and
interested that the average Joe. Blogging can't be done in 15 second sound
bites, it requires thought and the ability to articulate your point (or if
you're glutton for punishment you can be just an average troll) in an open
forum. You have to take a stand and fight or instant irrelevance is the
result. A self-correcting, positive-feedback system. It's very nature, over
time tends to correct one's viewpoints to a strong position (as opposed to
pure silliness).

If you think of the WWW as a gestalt of the wishes and opinions of the people en masse, why not use it to try to formulate new policies? It's not possible at the moment, but I believe that it is something that should be considered for the future.

True enough and the factor would be some form of alliance between camps,
think about the 13 colonies and of course a leadership.

One problem with this idea is the possiblity of a true Democracy in action, and as the founding fathers were wise enough to know, that course lies in the direction of mob rule and the tyranny of mass group think. But it also would be the perfect conduit to determine just what the thoughts of the majority was thinking, so as to formulate policy that was ameniable to the greatest number.

Exactly why I understand libertarians but view it with a certain disdain as
it approaches mobocracy. Possibly another paradoxical position in that some
or many will refuse to devote the necessary thought to derive rational


It all boils down to education in the end. An educated populace with MAKE (hopefully good) policy happen, whereas an indoctrinated populace will allow policy happen TO them, imposed from above.

Currently, it seems that our education system is far more indoctrination than true education, and it's been caused to be that way because of the PC special interest groups that have taken hold in the corridors of power. These need to be rooted out and exposed for what they are. They flourish because too many good people are too afraid to seen to be "insensative" or "uncaring of the plight of _______". We need to overcome that fear and promote the use of common sense and logic in government, and combat the use of "feel good" policy that ultimately is to the detriment of those it is intended to help.

Multi-Culti/PC must DIE and quickly or we can write off an entire

Yes it will hurt, and the longer it goes on, the more it will hurt to correct. But we have to wean people off of the idea that there is no pain or sacrifices to be made in life. The current idea that government is capable of eliminating that pain and those sacrifices will ultimately lead to a tyrany that is stricter and more evil than any imposed heretofor.

Just some food for thought and consideration of how such a new process could be implemented for the best effect....

Thanks for listening to me spout off, JB, maybe it will strike a chord with someone....

No Problem, young Padewan...

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July 02, 2006

Back home again in Indiana

Left the Savannah airport at 1725, and arrived back home in Indy at 2102....

It's good to get home, but I miss Georgia and the people there more than I care to admit.

Catfish and Nancy: THANK YOU. You really made this "damned Yankee" feel that he was at home...no more than that. You made me feel like family, and for that I'll be forever grateful.

I'll have to temper my thankfullness with the fact that you've hooked me on something that I can't get here, and i'm strictly forbidden to eat anyway....BOILED PEANUTS. (I managed to find Harveys; got 13 lbs to tuck away in my luggage....5 lbs of which are boiling as we speak..) hell with the docs; their damned Yankees that don't know their ass from a gater wallow anyway. LMAO

Stevie, don't let (*****) get to you. Stop playing her game and giving her that power. And remember, we have a date in Tampa in February ;).

I'm forever grateful that I was able to attend Acidman's last hurrah on this plane of existence. I think it did him proud. The mere fact that so many came from so far was a testament to his memory, and one that I will cherish always.

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