April 30, 2007

A stunning senior moment…

A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

”You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one,” the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear.

“The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing…and, ” pausing to take another drink of beer…

The Senior took advantage of the break in the student’s litany and said, “You’re right, son. We didn’t have those things when we were young…so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little smart ass, what are you doing for the next generation?”

H/T to Leslie

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April 29, 2007


Check these out!

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April 28, 2007


I got this in my E-mail this morning. I don't think I need to asay anything else; it's pretty self-explanitory and I personally subscribe to every contention made in the piece. The only thing I would add is; note every location and the fact that EVERY. SINGLE. one. of the locations where these tragedies occurred was a "gun free" zone. AND every one of the perpretrators of the actions violated a number of gun control laws already on the books. Nuff' said.

"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns"

> Dear God:
> Why didn't you save the school children at ?. ..
> Moses Lake, Washington 2/2/96
> Bethel, Alaska 2/19/97
> Pearl, Mississippi 10/1/97
> West Paducah, Kentucky 12/1/97
> Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97
> Jonesboro, Arkansas 3/24/98
> Edinboro, Pennsylvania 4/24/98
> Fayetteville, Tennessee 5/19/98
> Springfield, Oregon 5/21/98
> Richmond, Virginia 6/15/98
> Littleton, Colorado 4/20/99
> Taber, Alberta, Canada 5/28/99
> Conyers, Georgia 5/20/99
> Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99
> Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99
> Santee, California 3/ 5/01
> El Cajon, California 3/22/01 and
> Blacksburg, VA 4/16/07
> Sincerely,
> Concerned Student
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Reply:
> Dear Concerned Student:
> Sorry,
> I am not allowed in schools.
> Sincerely,
> God
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> How did this get started?...
> -----------------
> Let's see,
> I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained
> She didn't want any prayer in our schools.
> And we said, OK.
> ------------------
> Then, someone said you better not:
> Read the Bible in school;
> the Bible that says
> "thou shalt not kill,
> Thou shalt not steal,
> And love your neighbors as yourself,"
> And we said, OK...
> -----------------
> Dr. Benjamin Spock said
> We shouldn't spank our children
> When they misbehaved
> Because their little personalities
> Would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.
> And we said,
> An expert should know what he's talking about
> So we won't spank them anymore..
> ------------------
> Then someone said
> Teachers and principals better not
> Discipline our children when they misbehave.
> And the school administrators said
> No faculty member in this school
> Better touch a student when they misbehave
> Because we don't want any bad publicity,
> And we surely don't want to be sued.
> And we accepted their reasoning...
> ------------------
> Then someone said,
> let's let our daughters have abortions if they want,
> And they won't even have to tell their parents.
> And we said, that's a grand idea.
> ------------------
> Then some wise school board member said,
> Since boys will be boys
> And they're going to do it anyway,
> let's give our sons all the condoms they want,
> So they can have all the fun they desire,
> And we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.
> And we said, that's another great idea...
> ------------------
> Then some of our top elected officials said
> It doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.
> And we said,
> It doesn't matter what anybody, including the President,
> Does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good....
> ------------------
> And someone else took that appreciation a step further
> And published pictures of nude children
> And then stepped further still by
> Making them available on the Internet.
> And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....
> ------------------
> And the entertainment industry said,
> let's make TV shows and movies that promote
> Profanity, violence and illicit sex...
> And let's record music that encourages
> Rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...
> And we said,
> it's just entertainment
> And it has no adverse effect
> And nobody takes it seriously anyway,
> So go right ahead.
> ------------------
> Now we're asking ourselves
> Why our children have no conscience,
> Why they don't know right from wrong,
> And why it doesn't bother them to
> Kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.
> ------------------
> Undoubtedly,
> If we thought about it long and hard enough,
> We could figure it out.
> I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...
> ------------------
> Pass it on
> If you think it has merit!
> If not then just discard it...
> But if you discard this thought process,
> Then don't you dare sit back and complain about
> What bad shape this country is in!!
> Why is it our children can not read a Bible in school, but can in

H/T to Wayne

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April 25, 2007

Gonzales, call your Office

It seems that there was a concerted effort by anti-war types within the Pentagon to convict the Haditha Marines of a so called "massacre", based on evidence PROVIDED BY THE Insurgents ISLAMOFACISTS on the other side of the events occuring on Nov. 19, 2005.

That members of the upper echelon of our own military would use such "evidence" provided by our enemy to try to prosecute our own soldiers is bad enough, but then we have them providing baseless accusations to the MSM. And THEN we have Rep. Jack Murtha (Jackass-PA),EXMarine, using that information, without even trying to ascertain it's authenticity.

He was trying to gain political traction on the backs of his former comrades in arms; ensuring that the "court of public opinion" would convict these men and ruin their reputations for the rest of their lives, regardless of the outcome of any legal proceedings......to my mind it demonstrates the self-serving degenerate slime that this EXMarine "War hero" has become. Mr. Murtha even went so far as to PUBLICLY try to convict the Marines involved even prior to reading an official report, which had not even been compiled as yet, relying on hearsay evidence of aquaintances (presumably) in the Pentagon.

Any reasonable person that had done any type of research into the case against the Haditha Marines should have smelled a rat after asking the first question that any investigator worth his pay asks; "what is the source and credibility of the information/evidence used against the accused"?

Mr. Murtha didn't even try to ASK this one simple question. He saw an opportunity to advance his own self-agrandizing anti-Bush agenda and proceded to loudly and publicly convict these Marines in the court of public opinion, with the all too gleeful assistance of the Media.
And he continued to do so even in the light of new evidence exonerating them.

There is a word for publicly accusing someone of serious crimes in public when you have a fair idea that the information you use to accuse them is incorrect, and that word is SLANDER

Mr. Gonzales, please, PLEASE: grow a pair and have the courage to to what is right and demonstrate that NO ONE is above the laws of our land, even those in high public office.

Prosecute Mr. Murtha to the greatest extent allowed by law and show the elites in Washington that they are being watched and WILL suffer the same fate as any other Citizen when they willfully transgress and break the law.

To the Haditha Marines: Realize that there ARE people pulling for you in your corner; maintain your faith and keep your heads held up proud and strong. Try to explore if there are any civil actions you can take against any accusers such as that piece of Murthaslime, and show him that a TRUE Marine NEVER gives up the fight against an enemy, whether foreign OR Domestic.

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April 24, 2007

Run, Fred RUN! Pt.2

I earlier put up a post endorsing Fred Thompson as my ideal Presidential candidate, but there was a paucity of reasons WHY I felt Mr. Thompson was the best man for the coming political battle.

But if you really listen to his views in this interview, I hope that you too will come to agree with me that Mr. Thompson should lead the ticket for the Republican party in '08:

I especially like his response on what he would do vis a vis Iraq, ie, continuing to do as President Bush has done and maintaining the current military actions, even though it may be a politically unpopular decision.

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Seven Steps

The anti-war Left is constantly trying to compare the present day conflict in Iraq with the Viet Nam war, and while I was going through some links from soldiers' reactions to Sen. Reid (T-NV) statements about how "we've lost the war", I cameupon this gem of an essay at Lincoln Heritage Institute's web site. It's long, but it's well worth the read. I put it up under the fold for those that don't want to follow the link. It's scary to realize just how the Left is willingly being used as pawns by the enemy against the better long term interests of the United States.

As Mr. Hollrah states at the end, I believe that when all is said and done, the Leftists/Democrats will have a lot to answer for when this conflict is finally resolved.

H/T to the Milblogs Archive

Seven Steps to Hell
by Paul R. Hollrah, Lincoln Heritage Institute Senior Fellow

The August 3, 1995, edition of the Wall Street Journal carried an interview with former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin, a member of the North Vietnamese general staff and the man who received the surrender of South Vietnam’s President Duong Van Minh on April 30, 1975. The interview was conducted by Stephen Young, a Minnesota human rights activist.

Colonel Tin described the military and political events of the war from his vantage point in Hanoi. What he described was the step-by-step defeat of U.S. forces, not on the battlefield, but in the White House, in the Halls of Congress, in the streets of America, and on our college and university campuses. Sound familiar?

As I read Col. Tin’s recitation of how events played out in Vietnam – step-by-step-by-step – I couldn’t help but think of the motto embroidered across the shoulder patch that I wore during the last eighteen months of my military service. The shoulder patch was the insignia of the U.S. 7th Army, and the motto embroidered across the bottom read, “Seven Steps To Hell.”

Col. Tin was asked, “How did Hanoi intend to defeat the Americans?” He responded, “By fighting a long war which would break their will.…Ho Chi Minh said, ‘We don’t need to win military victories, we only need to hit them until they give up and get out.’ ”

Liberals, cut-and-run Democrats, and the anti-war left now signal to al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad that we’re preparing to do the same in Iraq. Step One.

Col. Tin was asked, “Was the American anti-war movement important to Hanoi’s victory?” He responded, “It was essential to our strategy.…Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9:00 a.m. to follow the growth of the American anti-war movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark…gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.”

Jane Fonda and Ramsey Clark are back, and they’ve been joined by Cindy Sheehan, a host of anti-war leftists, and nearly the entire Democrat Party – all bashing the Commander in Chief and clamoring for an early surrender in Iraq. Step Two.

Col. Tin was asked, “How could the Americans have won the war?” He responded, “Cut the Ho Chi Minh trail inside Laos. If Johnson had granted (General) Westmoreland’s requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war.”

While George W. Bush has given battlefield commanders all of the troops and equipment they’ve requested, Democrats complain that it’s either too little or too much. Step Three.

Col. Tin was asked, “What of American bombing of North Vietnam?” He responded, “If all the bombing had been concentrated at one time, it would have hurt our efforts. But the bombing was expanded in slow stages under Johnson and it didn’t worry us.”

In the Iraq War, Rules of Engagement are written by lawyers in the Pentagon. Step Four.

Col. Tin was asked, “What about Westmoreland’s strategy and tactics caused you concern?” He responded, “Our senior commander in the South, Gen. Nguyen Chi Thanh, knew that we were losing base areas, control of the rural population, and that his main forces were being pushed out to the borders of South Vietnam.…Johnson had rejected Westmoreland’s request for 200,000 more troops (and) we realized that America had made its maximum military commitment to the war…”

Democrats and anti-war radicals maintain constant pressure to turn public opinion against the administrations new “troop surge” strategy, even threatening to cut off funding for our troops. Step Five.

Col. Tin continued, “Tet was designed to influence American public opinion. We would attack poorly defended parts of South Vietnam cities during a holiday…when few South Vietnamese troops would be on duty.…Our losses were staggering.…(General) Giap later told me that Tet had been a military defeat, though we had gained the planned political advantages when Johnson agreed to negotiate and did not run for reelection.”

In America, in 2006, Democrats and anti-war radicals hounded a highly competent Defense Secretary out of office and used bloated anti-war rhetoric to gain victories in the mid-term elections. Step Six.

Col. Tin was asked, “What of Nixon?” He responded, “Well, when Nixon stepped down because of Watergate we knew we would win. (Prime Minister) Pham Van Dong said of Gerald Ford…‘He’s the weakest president in U.S. history; the people didn’t elect him. Even if you gave him candy he doesn’t dare intervene in Vietnam again.’ ”

So who will Islamic Jihad see across the battle lines in the next administration – Hillary Clinton? Barack Hussein Obama? A trial lawyer from North Carolina? Step Seven.

“Seven Steps To Hell” – and one day Democrats will be called to answer for each and every one of them.


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April 16, 2007

Psychos and Moronic Laws

The HORROR...30 innocents gunned down at Virginia Tech.

I can already hear the the calls for newer and stricter gun control laws now...but wait, I believe that as a "school zone", the possession/use of a firearm on the campus was ALREADY illegal? Sure stopped that psychopath from killing those 30 innocents, didn't it?

"Let the Police handle it"....note the first sentence in the story :TWO HOURS elapsed between the first casualties in the dorm and the last victims in the classroom ACROSS CAMPUS. TWO HOURS, GREAT work guys, had to wait on that special order of doughnuts to be baked before you responded to a "shots fired" call? Oh, yeah, they did send out an E-mail, warning students to stay indoors at around the same time that the second round of shootings was beginning.

Just imagine...had at least one student or R.A. in the Johnston Dorm been armed; the outcome could have been very different, say maybe "only" three dead (including the Perp) instead of 31; still a tragedy, yes, but on a far smaller scale.

The Sarah Brady's of the world always declaim concealed carry and general ownership of weapons as a "recipe for a bloodbath", with the blood flowing in the streets, well Sarah, your school property carry prohibition literally did make for blood flowing in the streets....and the dorm....and the classroom. And this was just one deranged murderer, imagine what a dedicated squad of suicide Islamofacists could have done! And lest you think that scenerio farfetched, remember that when they found that cache of terrorist computors in Iraq about a year or so ago?; the ones with the blueprints of several school building layouts?

The terrorists are thinking about how to make a Breslan style attack here in the US, we should do no less than to think about how to forestall such an event, and I believe in my heart that "civilian" assistance at the outset of any such attack could make the difference between a small casualty count and a huge one.

I hear you Sarah, you say, "what about Columbine? Access to guns caused that tragedy!"

All I can say is that in the mid-60's I carried a gun to High School on a regular basis, as did many other students, so as to avail ourselves of the R.O.T.C. firing range in the basement after school. No one panicked at the sight of a 16 or 17 year old walking into school with a .22 slung over his shoulder. (even though possesion of a firearm by a minor was and is technically illegal)

We never had a SINGLE incident of abuse of a weapon in the four years I attended that school...we would never have THOUGHT of firing at our fellow classmates or teachers..well maybe the teachers, but hell, we would have been afraid of what they might have been carrying to respond with...

We knew the possible deadliness of our weapons and we respected it, too bad the children of today don't. They seem to view weapons as a game toy, with the scene to be reset at the end of the carnage, and only ketchup spots on the floor to signify injuries. And why not? The Sarah Brady's of the world have precluded many wimpified parents from passing down their knowledge of firearms, lest they be branded as bloodthirsty child abusers.
The only experience that the kids get is in ultra-violent video games, where they can be blown up or receive multiple high power ammunition wounds and lose in a battle yet still live to fight another day.

We need to rethink the entire gun control scene and go back to our roots, where we were not only allowed to provide for our own self defense, but were EXPECTED to provide for that defense. That is one of the reasons behind the 2nd Amendment; our Founding Fathers were some pretty wise men; certainly they were far ahead of their time.

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Update: The Emperor says it better than I ever could, in his own unbounded style, do yourself a favor and go read it.

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April 15, 2007


From Blackfive: Shadow Presidency. A MUST READ.

My take on it?:

"Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both." (emph. mine)

"This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects."

The Logan Act --- USE IT President Bush!

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Another one bites the dust

Tiny Bubbles....it was a stupid song...but yet when it was sung by it's creator, it always made you buck up a little, no matter how low you felt at the beginning.

That voice is forever stilled. R.I.P Don Ho

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Phelps PHishing Phor Phriends?

Westboro Baptist "Church" WHY do we give these people the attention that they so obviously try to engender with their public antics? The very fact that they can spout their hate, especially at soldiers funerals, without reaping any just reward for it shows that we are really a (overly ?)tolerant society.

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An Internet poll of nearly 100,000 people sponsored by NewsMax.com reveals that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of Fred Thompson running for president in 2008.

The poll also disclosed that the former senator from Tennessee and “Law & Order” star would trounce all leading Republican candidates in a primary.

Considering that Thompson has not even announced that he would run for the Presidency,The results are somewhat surprising. The good news (to me, and apparently many others) is that he has begun assembling the core of a campaign team in preparation for a possible run.

Here are the poll questions and results:

1) What is your overall opinion of Fred Thompson?

Favorable: 94 percent
Unfavorable: 2 percent
No Opinion: 4 percent

2) Is Fred Thompson your candidate for president in 2008?

Yes: 77 percent
No: 23 percent

3) In the following field, who is your 2008 candidate?

John McCain: 1.66 percent
Condi Rice: 2.64 percent
Mike Huckabee: .99 percent (WHO??)
Mitt Romney: 4.14 percent
Rudy Giuliani: 7.53 percent
Fred Thompson: 62.54 percent
Tom Tancredo: 2.78 percent
Ron Paul: 1.25 percent (double:WHO?)
Newt Gingrich: 12.25 percent
Duncan Hunter: 1.23 percent
Sam Brownback: .97 percent
Other: 1.99 percent

4) In a Republican primary of the following, who would you vote for?

Rudy Giuliani: 7 percent
John McCain: 2 percent
Newt Gingrich: 13 percent
Fred Thompson: 78 percent

5) If the 2008 President race was between Fred Thompson & Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?

Fred Thompson: 98.7 percent
Hillary Clinton: 1.3 percent
(WHEW! If this ratio would hold true in the election; talk about a MANDATE!!)

For me, the dream ticket would be Thompson/Tancredo, what about you?

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April 02, 2007


I'm a little angry right now. Someone I really respect crossed a line that I believe shouldn't have been crossed while perpretrating his annual April 1st blogprank.

In all other respects, I thought that the prank was masterfully done; indeed he managed to garner support from the Moonbat community in defense of his (supposed) views, which is equivilent to the chickens protecting Col. Sanders, and truly fun to watch.

BUT then Misha took that one step too far and in his "Ian" personna attacked the troops, calling them everything that the Moonbats used to apply to my generation of troops returning from Viet Nam...."baby killers", "murderers in uniform", "govt. backed rapists" etc,etc,etc.

I understand WHY Misha did it, to make his prank as authentic as possible, and I believe it was probably extremely difficult for him to put those words onto his cyber-paper, indeed, he stated in the comments of the reveal post of the prank that that action caused him to want to "bathe in acid to get the slime off".

And THAT is where my anger comes about...it's bad enough that there are those Moonbats honestly stoopid enough to espouse such garbage views...but to put them out in cyberspace in contradiction of every view you truly hold dear, for the furtherance of a prank.....I'm sorry Misha, but that "slimy feeling" you felt was deserved. In one sense, you were using the troops every bit as badly as Cindy Sheet-han did when she put up her "graveyard of the fallen' in Crawford; from a Moonbat, you expect it, but from YOU; it's a far drop indeed.

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"you know you've overstayed when..."

My "Nephew" TSgt. R. Slagle sent me this, and I found it humorous on several levels......

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