30 December 2004
Perhaps the President of the United States is not working through the UN because of the recent oil for food crises where millions upon millions of dollars were siphoned off from their original intent into the bank accounts of dictators and UN bureaucrats?
If you're a good, decent American Muslim who has nothing to hide, and just goes to work, pays the bills, and moves on through life like the rest of us I suggest you learn to live with the occasional inconvenience. I mean, come on, it's not like the gaurds strapped you to fake wires and made you wear women's panties on your head. Deal with it, and rather than try to make the rest of us "feel your pain" why don't you try to be somewhat empathetic and understand just why it is our government might not trust you 100%.
29 December 2004
As I was leaving my house I stuffed my Glock 10mm "man gun" Mexican-style in my pants. My backup is a fully customized 1911 with all the IPSC add-on options in my $500.00 leather pancake holster custom made by Belgian Monks who have devoted their lives to silence and holster making. These are the ones used by SEAL Team 6, which I used to be a part of but all records of my activities were destroyed in a fire "accident".
I put on my Royal Robbins photographer vest to match my pants while wearing a T-Shirt underneath reading "from my cold dead hands." That way, nobody can see what I'm packing. I had my Centennial .38 Special in my ankle holster, just like the gun rag guys carry. Lastly I had my "Covert Sniper" I.D. Card in my wallet with my "Concealed Weapons Permit Badge". I was ready for anything.
I drove my "bug-out truck" to the 7-11 for some beer, 'cause you never know. It is a performance-styled Subaru BRAT with 4 cylinders of ground pounding fury.
I pull up to the 7-11 store and notice a nefarious looking girl scout eyeballing me from the back of her mother's SUV. A likely cover.
The mother returned to the truck and went for the keys in her purse, but I knew from my years of combat-honed instincts that she was actually making a furtive movement for an offensive weapon.
I attempted a tactical shoulder roll, but fell flat on my face, kind of flopping on the pavement to avoid any incoming rounds and to make it look like I meant to do that. The store owner called 911 which is good, because I then did a roll and attempted to draw my Glock.
Unfortunately, since I did not have a holster, the gun "went off" and the bullet creased my weener. But I was prepared for that and bit down on a 9mm casing to take my mind off the pain as I dove for the garbage barrel. That's when I noticed the girl scout shouting something to her mother who began to take cover. I knew they were closing on me so I drew my trusty custom 1911 Wilson COMBAT....I knew that they would be impressed with that. I then duck walked to the front of her SUV but my gut kinda got in the way and I fell on my ass, which caused me to swallow my 9mm casing.
I then tried to roll to my right, but didn't want to scuff my holster, so I just threw myself into a telephone pole, but I landed on my right side anyway. So I fired one shot towards the woman's SUV to pin them down as I recovered my wind.
Before the mother knew what was happening, I charged her and I threw my groin into her knee. I knew that as I vomited on the ground in front of her that I had interrupted her OODA loop, and I had the advantage now. As she ran screaming for the girl scout (I knew she was going for backup) I made for my super-charged BRAT tactical truck. I jumped into the driver seat, forgetting that I had left my rare Israeli contract AR 15 Bayonet on the seat (honed to a razors edge). I could handle it though, half my ass is an implant from war wounds. As I attempted to start my truck, police and paramedics arrived on the scene. My truck would not start and instead backfired once and caused the police to taze me. At this point, I tactically soiled myself while in convulsions. My custom 1911 then fell out the window, but I still had my Centennial .38. I knew then that I had to take out the woman with the purse.
So I aimed my revolver at her, at which point the first police officer fired once striking me in the chest. Fortunately, I was wearing my level 3A body armor. I didn't want to hurt the cops, they had obviously been duped by the evil temptress who was now embracing her partner in crime and crying to the police in the background - I knew it was a ruse.
I pulled out my concealed weapons permit badge and showed it to the officer who shot me and yelled out "I'm one of you guys!!!" He continued to cover me, and ordered me to drop my .38 so I laid it down. After all, I still had my bayonet attached to my ass. The cop walked toward me, and upon reading the badge maced me right in the eyes. Fortunately, my Oakley shooting glasses stopped most of the spray and I was able to rip free of the Taser cords easily. It only cost me one nipple...easily replaced. I dove for the passenger side of my truck and began to run zig zag for a ditch. Unfortunately, the bayonet sticking out of my ass slowed me down. I knew it would have to be hand-to-hand now. I knew the cop couldn't take me when I saw he merely carried a Glock 17, not a man's gun. So I immediately threw my eye into his right hook, followed by a knee into his mag light. As I lay thrashing on the ground, I took the heel of my Bates enforcer boot and kicked at the cops ankle. I knew from my classified experiences in Tajikistan that once I broke his ankle, the cop would fall down and I could "stun kick" him in the head, knocking him out but not hurting him.
Apparently the cop had also been to Tajikistan, because he side stepped me and struck me in the back with his ASP baton, but my trauma plate absorbed it. I then drew my Benchmade auto knife and was promptly tased again, but I was ready for it this time and only wet myself a little bit.
Next thing those cops knew, I was unconscious. That'll teach 'em.
What's he supposed to do, go out to Asia and start helping clear rubble so that people can feel good about how the United States cares??
These people whining and complaining should all be gathered up, and as Ace of Spades so eloquently put it, given a can of shut the fuck up juice and just go crawl back into their hole.
"Gelb said what appears to be a grudging increase in effort sends the wrong message, at a time when dollar totals matter less than a clear statement about U.S. intentions. Noting that the disaster occurred at a time when large numbers of people in many nations -- especially Muslim ones such as Indonesia -- object to U.S. policies in Iraq, he said Bush was missing an opportunity to demonstrate American benevolence."
No, Mr. Gelb. The Muslim world could care less how nice we are. Where's the thanks and the understanding that we're the good guys from freeing millions of Muslims from a murderous regieme in Iraq, and millions of Muslims from genocide in Serbia? Even after sacrificing our treasure, and the lives of the best of our generation, the Muslim world continues to think that we are at war with them because we are fighting terror around the world.
"Some foreign policy specialists said Bush's actions and words both communicated a lack of urgency about an event that will loom as large in the collective memories of several countries as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks do in the United States. "When that many human beings die -- at the hands of terrorists or nature -- you've got to show that this matters to you, that you care," said Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations."
This is now being bandied about - comparing the natural disaster to the work of maniacs. Two totally different things. They are NOT the same and should NOT be compared.
28 December 2004
"There are several donors who are less generous than before in a growing world economy," he said, adding that politicians in the United States and Europe "believe that they are really burdening the taxpayers too much, and the taxpayers want to give less. It's not true. They want to give more."
Yes, we are burdend by taxes to much, you socialist pig. If YOU want to give more, go for it, but you don't speak for me.
As a reminder, dear readers, the United States is the largest contributor to foriegn aid in the entire world. How much money is France and Germany giving?? How about Saudi Arabia??
27 December 2004
When you complain without offering a solution, it's just whining. Here's an idea: why not get in touch with what the electorate really wants, instead of trying to legislate every little thing that sounds touchy-feely good?
I'm also betting the same slimeballs that protest about what bastards the Americans are will also be the first in line to take our food, water, and emergency aid.
We first find out about the Kohmeni love fest in Irving, and now this article in D Magazine. I don't know what is more bizarre, the fact that an engineer with known Hamas ties has access to sensitive infrastructure plans (especially more so after 9/11) or the fact that the City of Dallas is more screwed up than I thought....
Thanks to http://www.jihadwatch.org/ for the tip.
25 December 2004
Here's a link to a picture that you likely won't see again.
24 December 2004
23 December 2004
Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn't get into the dance because he was wearing the costume.I swear I am not making this up. It's a real news story, printed by a real news agency.
'It was a holiday party,' said Muscara. 'It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.'
Of course, you all know that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Santa Claus, who came to wash away our sins, and drop off a few gifts while he was at it, right?
Caramba. Shoot me now.
We took a road trip down to Austin today.
This is a pic of me, my best friend Jeff, and his wife Dani. Jeff had a brain-stem stroke this summer. That's a very bad thing. At the time, the doctors told Dani that he was "locked in," which meant he had full cerebral function (memory, personality, all ability to reason and process), but wouldn't be able to have any motor function, save moving his eyes, breathing, and other minor things. They didn't know my friend Jeff very well.
Today, we had barbecue from Schoepf's in Belton, TX, and laughed our butts off (I told him the aluminum foil the meat was wrapped in might give him brain damage. He said he needed that). Jeff showed off a little by standing up. We had a great visit, but I wish we'd had more time. He's gone WAY beyond what any of those veterinarians said he would do.
Merry Christmas, everyone. If you think there are no such things as miracles, drop Jeff a line at email@example.com. He'll set you straight.
22 December 2004
Let's see, I fail to recall hearing this much angst over any of Bill Clinton's failed "nannygate" nominees. But, remember, there's no bias in the press.
So, Kerik didn't work out? BFD, life will inevitably go on, don't you think?
And, as for Rummy being an insensitive dolt - please. Get off that horse, you're beating it to death. But, I guess when that's all you've got, you go with it.
The editor in question (EIQ) is upset that Bush is replacing his outgoing secretaries with Bush supporters who will be loyal to the President, and not their own political agendas. Rather than seeing this as a negative for the Prez, I look at it as if he's buckling up the bootstraps, getting ready for battle with people he can trust at his side, rather than just the normal policy wonks you would have found in a John Kerry cabinet.
21 December 2004
In addition, you just have to love the folks who do NOT want people to vote - the Sunni clerics and the tangos making death threats against polling participants. IF the dumbass Sunni clerics don't want to vote, and lose their voice in the ongoing politicalrocess, I'm sure no one will cry over their absence. As for the tangos, it sure is easy to pick on people who won't fight back, isn't it??
How's it feel to be watching your ever more tenuous grip on power slipping away???
Bush backs Rumsfeld, sees lack of Iran leverage - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - December 21, 2004
"Several members of Congress, including some Republicans, have accused Mr. Rumsfeld of insensitivity in responding to complaints from troops who lack sufficient armor in Iraq."
Let's just cut to the chase, shall we? I don't seem to recall ANYONE in the National Media, nor do I recall hearing a similar amount of whining from politicians back in Somalia. I know guys that ran the Mogadishu mile. I don't seem to remember hearing them getting the same press coverage about having a lack of armored support during the battle in the Mog.
When you take into consideration that the armor WAS available, but we didn't use it at the time because blow job bill didn't want to offend anyone's sensibilities, you can see where this could get irritating.
The 3rd Annual Twenty Most Annoying Liberals In The United States: The 2004 Edition - Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)
But wait, maybe we can try this route the next time we have a hard core terrorist up for interrogation - I mean, questioning:
Please please, mr freedom fighter, can you please kindly tell me what the plans for your cell are?? Pretty please? With sugar on top?? Can I get you some more coffee and donuts?? Are you comfy? Are you getting enough sleep? Can we arrange phone calls and meetings with your pals?? Maybe fly you over there for visitation so you won't get lonely?
Yeah, that'll work.
20 December 2004
19 December 2004
Anywho, I'm on the last stage, where we draw and fire 2 rounds from retention, then engage another target while moving to cover. My first shot goes off fine, then the second does something funny, and the third round will NOT chamber. I racked the slide, no dice. Released the mag, reseated, racked again...nada. The slide will NOT go into battery, so I declare my gun broken, unload, and step away.
I took the gun apart, and when I pulled the barrel out, I found the problem. The bullet had only travelled about half an inch down the barrel. No powder in the bullet - a squib. When there's no powder in the bullet, the primer is the only source of propellant, and it's not enough to get the bullet out of the gun.
The good news is that the bullet didn't travel far enough to allow the next round to chamber. We're usually VERY good at hearing a squib, and stopping the shooter. This time, I was the shooter, and I did not hear it. Because the bullet was in the way, the next round wouldn't chamber, and the gun would not lock into battery.
The bad news is that if the bullet had gone a little further down the barrel, and I had fired the next round...well, a couple of things could have happened. I've seen a Glock where that happened, and subsequent rounds pushed out the previous bullet, and stuck the following bullet. I've also see a Glock where the barrel bulged after doing that same thing, and quit working because the barrel wouldn't allow it to go into battery. I've also seen pictures of Glocks that have exploded - a KB, or KaBoom, as they're called. Those can be serious.
If the latter had happened while holding the gun at retention...well, that would have sucked. Just feeling pretty lucky today. No harm, no foul.
and this one:
Of course, I had to crop and shrink these down to fit on the blog, but you get the idea. The full-size pics are amazing at the 4.0 megapixel resolution. Copies available on request.
18 December 2004
Seriously - who doesn't pay their Girl Scout cookie bill?
The largest concentrations of counties in noncompliance with the new standard are in the Los Angeles basin and interior central California; the urban corridor from New York City to Washington, D.C.; the region extending from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh; the Ohio River Valley; Atlanta; St. Louis; Chicago; and Detroit. The only other Western area was a small corner of northwestern Montana, listed because of mining activities near Libby, Mont.Hey...this looks a lot like the states that voted for Kerry. Microscopic soot might explain their lack of judgment.
17 December 2004
Under the language of the measure, the ban would not apply police officers, security guards, members of the military, and anyone else "actually employed and engaged in protecting and preserving property or life within the scope of his or her employment." If approved by a majority of the city's voters, the law would take effect in January 2006. Residents would have 90 days after that to relinquish their handguns.You forgot one category: criminals. They will have handguns, and they will use them with impunity over the unarmed, law-abiding citizens.
Good plan. Ask Washington, D.C. how that's working for them. Idiots.
"[t]he Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias."Isn't that what we've been saying all along?
It's a very good thing.
HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE :: HERO IN FALLUJAH: Marine Laid Himself on Top of Grenade to Save Rest of Squad by Oliver North
I heard absolutely nothing about this in the local media before or after the event. Absolutely freaking insane.
I have a buddy who's going through SF school, who also happens to be married to a lovely Lebanese woman. She is incredulous that our society allows this kind of crap to openly happen. She says that's exactly what happened in Lebanon - they let all the radicals in, and the radicals take over.
You say I'm being paranoid? Read the opening paragraph in their invitation:
"Niether east nor west is the principle slogan of an Islamic revolution in a world of hunger and oppression and outlines the true policy of non-alliance of Islamic countries and countries that in the near future, with the help of Allah SWT, will accept Islam as the only school for liberating humanity and will not recede or sway from the policy even one step."
Wake up, people!
16 December 2004
'They handcuffed her and she said (the handcuffs) were tight on her wrist and they took her out and she was put into a paddy wagon'What's this, you say? Was a crazed terrorist hauled away after committing mayhem? A drunken biker chick declaring shenanigans? Worse - 10-year-old Porsche Brown had a ...gasp...wait for it: pair of scissors.
Seriously, who thinks that zero tolerance is a good idea? A count of hands shows: almost nobody. Then why do we do this crap? This is what happens when government regulates.
15 December 2004
However, as silly as their dress code is, it's not as bad as it could have been. Word on the street is that they were originally spec'd to wear blue blazers with lapel pins on 'em, labeling them as 'da man.
I can only hope, for their safety and ours, that this ridiculous policy is changed.
As one of them said to me, we'd be better off in a jump suit, with an MP-5, seated facing to the rear at the cockpit door.
However, I fear that this logical, commonsensical approach would only scare those passengers flying in and around California since they would actually be able to see in person an evil looking MP-5.
What's interesting is how most people are in agreement with this thesis with respect to ALL of the Bill of Rights, with the notable exception of the Second Amendment.
Why is that? Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves, I'm leaving for the range to go shoot.
14 December 2004
North Texas to Be Home to the Largest Urology Practice in the United States; Patients Will Benefit From Depth and Breadth of Experience
Things are bigger in Texas.
Don't forget to pack when you're out doing that last-minute shopping.
Looks like the carbine's going back in the car, too.
13 December 2004
Let me tell you something Mr. Savido. This is not a blatant act of censorship. If the government found your painting objectionable and ordered you to take it down, that would be censorship. If the proprietor of a gallery has you take it down for any reason, that would be their right. Maybe they had you take it down because of your lack of originality. Whatever the case may be, get a clue, get an original idea, then find some gallery run by a liberal and hang your crap in it.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-bred artist said he was happy for all the attention paid to his work but said the decision to shutter the exhibit was "a blatant act of censorship."
"This is much deeper than art. This is fundamental American rights, freedom of speech," Savido said. "To see that something like this can happen, especially in a place like New York City is mind boggling and scary."
11 December 2004
10 December 2004
"We won't have you doing this on capitol grounds"Heaven forbid we stop two males from kissing on the grounds of the capitol building.
Mercy. My granddad is doing about 4600 RPMs in his grave right about now...
The American populace deserves to know more about Hillary than what they'll see on 60 minutes or 20/20 and in the New York Times.
So far, Texas has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Montana, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming. It's a good start.
This has got to be one of the most biased pieces of *journalism* that I've read in some time now.
"I'm going out telling the story that I think is the biggest story of our time: how the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee," says Moyers. "We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line. Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people."This idiot actually believes there's a right wing media. What channel have you been watching? An ideological press interested in electing Republicans?? You obviously didn't watch the election coverage, and the complete fawning over the Senator and the Breck Girl. You are right, however, when you say that the press has no interest in the American people. They are apparently too willing to be the accomplices, not of the RNC, but of the Democrats.
And this stands for unbiased journalism?
"One example of typically good journalism on "Now" not long ago: an in-depth look at the record of President Bush's nominee for secretary of state, Condoleeza Rice, who in her current post as national security adviser "dreadfully misjudged the terrorist threat leading up to 9/11, and then misled America and the world about the case for invading Iraq," as Moyers concluded."Yes, Condi is just a stupid black chick, toeing the line for the President. Must be nice to be a liberal, and to be able to be a racist with no one in the right wing media calling you out on it.
"What they're really objecting to is not my ideology," he says in his thoughtful, almost pastoral manner. "I'd be doing this if the Democrats were in power. It's not that I'm a liberal, it really isn't. It's the fact that I'm doing journalism that isn't determined by the establishment."Um, wrong. I'm doing this because of your bullshit ideology. Maybe if your *spit* journalism *spit* wasn't tarnished by your liberal ideology, you wouldn't be the abject failure that you are.
And, let me see. Who would expect your *journalism* to be tainted considering that you worked as a special assistant to LBJ?
I'm not one of the typical 1911 fanatics who believes that every other pistol is a piece of crap (but there are indeed some that are - need I say S&W automatics?), or that if you add a beavertail safety, ambi thumb safeties, and full length guide rod you're committing some kind of heresy.
For the past two years, I've been shooting a custom pistol, built by my good friend up at Rock Ranch arms up in Missouri. It's based on an STI 2011 frame, and is a .45acp. It's easily the finest weapon I've ever owned. I've decided that in the upcoming year, I want to compete in another pistol division in IDPA, and that would require me to change calibers to 9mm, so I've been without my .45 for a month or so.
In the meantime, I've been shooting a Glock 21, that's a full sized Glock in .45acp for those of you unfamiliar with the Glock hierarchy. It's been brutal. Now, there's nothing wrong with a Glock. I think they are indeed the finest example of the new breed of pistols. But the 21 just wasn't working for me. It's slightly too big for my hands, and the lack of a thumb safety was keeping me from locking the gun into my grip, and as a result the gun just kept jumping around and I couldn't hit crap.
So, after a sleepless night of worrying about it this week, I broke down and traded the Glock in for a Kimber 1911, in 9mm. I think Kimbers are probably the best out of the box 1911's on the market, and I hope this one runs as well as a previous Kimber that I used to own.
I can't begin to describe how much better the 1911 just feels in my hand. We'll see how it shoots at the match tomorrow, and I am really looking forward to it. Not only that, I'm looking forward to just buying some 9mm rather than handloading some .45 tonight.
Now, if I can just get to the range without my car's black box telling the po-leece that I'm speeding, it'll be a good day. :)
A few months back, I posted another article on this Black Box issue for cars. This time we are hearing more of the direction that the Insurance industry and state and federal government is heading.
I don't think this is a case of being a Chicken-Little worried about the sky falling. These devices are indeed surveillance equipment, used to either tax or track violations. Legislation for a milage tax is in the works, and once a state gets their hands in that cookie jar, watch out. As reported in the article a rental car company is already using this to charge ($150) for speeding while driving their car.
This is being hidden under the assumption that it will make us safer, but the abuses of this technology are huge. How fast do you drive, how many miles, where do you drive, how many people in the car (using total weight). All tied into a GPS system, like OnStar, and you have a reporting system of everything about your driving and your car. Or I can envision and hand held unit, that a Meter-Maid would carry and just walk up and down the streets and any vehicle that records excessive speed a citation would be sent to the owner. Easy money.
We need car companies to list cars currently being sold that have this box on them, and let the buyers decide if they want this feature. I'm sure the ambulance chasing lawyers are foaming at the mouth to get this data. Can you imagine the law suits using this data? And, it's already being used.
Perhaps we need someone to start working on some electronic countermeasures for this technology. A chip or program that would make the box record a speed of 20 mph no matter how fast you drive? Then I'm sure they would create a law against tampering with these boxes. Or maybe it needs infected with a computer virus? Maybe I see an opportunity there...
09 December 2004
"But with the equivalent of one gun crime every hour in Britain, official figures show the problem has more than doubled in Leeds in the last six years.They're not complacent, because you have to care to be complacent.
'Every incident of gun crime has a critical effect on communities. We are never complacent about it,' said Mr Bullock, head of the West Yorkshire force's community safety department."
'The British police service still enjoys, compared to other countries, high levels of public confidence. Again there’s no room for complacency, there have been blips, and we need to tackle that.'Blips. That's what the rising rate of gun crime in the UK is since they banned firearms. But they have public confidence. I wonder - exactly in what does the UK public have confidence? That they'll be a victim of gun crime?
But across England and Wales the number of gun crimes have doubled since 1997 with 10,000 incidents a year.There ya go, folks. Gun control works! Just ask the armed criminals who can act without fear. They love it.
And the number of incidents in West Yorkshire is rising year-on-year, according to the force’s annual reports.
There were more than 2,145 incidents involving firearms in the county in 2003/4, up from 2,041 the year before and more than double the 947 recorded incidents in 1998/99.
Colin Cramphorn, chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, said the murder of Pc Broadhurst had overshadowed a “challenging year” for the force.
08 December 2004
This was all over the local news last night. Almost too funny, but mostly pathetic.
Some say it's been a long time coming, but the weapon they'll be carrying is potent - and their most powerful ever.That's right, in the hands of the police, it's a semi-automatic rifle. In the hands of a civilian, it's an "assault weapon."
The weapon known as the AR-15 is not a machine gun, but it's close: a seven-pound, semi-automatic rifle that fires a 223-caliber bullet, with an effective range of 200 yards.
The good news is that they'll be required to take a 40-hour training class (most police are not very good at handling their firearms. Sorry, but it's true.). The bad news is that the city's not paying for them - the cops have to buy their own. As they're finding out, they're not cheap.
07 December 2004
"The gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to see if it contained alcohol."
Knowing how things work in New Orleans (and JR knows even more!!), I'm willing to bet the evidence dissapears, but confirmation that there was indeed alchohol in the jell-O will be made.
"My chest was burning and my eyes were burning and I had to make it to the door to get some air," said shopper Lori Watkins.
06 December 2004
"He was friendly and cooperative, just not doing so well walking," Hoelscher said.Seriously, can a bloody mary help that hangover?
The man was not given a breath test. "He had good breath, though," the officer said.
Helping is easy - you simply need to load this page regularly. Bookmark it. Make it your browser's default page. Check it every night after you tuck your children in. It's their lives your assistance might save.
You could be the one that spots the violence.
Ultimately, the message for our judges and legislators is twofold. First, courts must continue to reject bogus claims instigated by anti-gun zealots seeking to circumvent state legislatures. Second, Congress should keep its nose out of state tort law and reaffirm that our national government is one of enumerated, delegated and, therefore, limited powers.Spoken like a true Federalist.
05 December 2004
That being said, Congress needs to butt the hell out and let baseball clean up its own shop. John McCain (maverick Republican Senator) needs to remember the (R) by his name is not a (D) and remember that a core Republican belief is the belief in a SMALLER and LESS intrusive federal government. Senator, stay the hell out of it.
This leads to the observation that perhaps the Inspector Clouseau and his leetle yellow fwend are alive and kicking, and working for the Paree poleece.
It also leads me to wonder if the Frenchies have their hearts in the anti-terror thing. Feel happy, dear travelers, though, because the gentelman at the French Military Information Department (You know, the one who will let us know just how fast the retreat du jour is going) because, in his words, the plastique is "totally inoffensive."
And, after all, it was only a simple mistake:
"During what was described as a "lapse of attention," a baggage handler put the suitcase with checked luggage being sent to an aircraft hold."
04 December 2004
I once sent an e-mail to the Yahoo editor and asked him if they did this sort of thing on purpose, and sent a few samples of my own. He replied, and sent me a link (which I've since lost) of some of their "best" headlines. I bet they save this one, too. At least they have a sense of humor.
03 December 2004
"....Talk about intelligence failure, tactical obtuseness, and strategic naiveté — sending B-17s in broad daylight over Germany in 1942-3 was all that and more. Without fighter escort, operational experience, or much knowledge of precision raids, thousands of Americans were blown apart trying to take out the industrial heart of Hitler's Europe, which spanned from the Atlantic Ocean to the gates of Moscow, guarded by the world's best anti-aircraft artillery and veteran German fighter-pilots in high-performance ME-109s and FW-190s. There really were once things far worse than Fallujah."
"Have we forgotten what foul and cowardly folk the Taliban were — thugs who lynched women, shot homosexuals, blew up civilization's icons, destroyed a century of culture in Afghanistan, promised us death and worse, and then ran out of town in the clothes of women with what plunder they could carry? Do any of us recall the brave Afghans and Americans, both the planners in Washington who were libeled and the soldiers in the field who routed these butcherers?"
VDH speaks the truth. Read it all.
Keep your eyes peeled, people. You see something that makes you feel out of sync, or makes the hair on your neck stand up, there's a reason for it. Get out of Dodge and let the Po-Leece know.
"Open-border activists not only oppose the most-publicized provision that would deny driver's licenses to illegal aliens, they also oppose provisions:
-- Adding at least 2,000 new border patrol agents, 800 new interior enforcement investigators, and 150 additional consular officials overseas.
-- Increasing illegal alien detention facility space by 2,500 beds.
-- Expanding the number of foreign airports with counterterrorist passenger prescreening programs.
-- Creating a uniform identity document rule for all aliens present in the United States
-- Toughening criminal penalties for using or trading false identification documents.
-- Reducing bureaucratic delays that allow illegal aliens who obtained fraudulent visas to re-enter or remain in the country even after their visas have been revoked.
-- Creating an information- and intelligence-sharing system at the Department of Homeland Security to track terrorist travel tactics, patterns, trends and practices and disseminate the data to front-line personnel at ports of entry and immigration benefits offices.
-- Making it easier to deport terrorists and alien supporters of terrorism by curbing their avenues for appeal and delay.
-- Speeding up the development of a long-delayed entry-exit system to guard against terrorists slipping through the cracks.
-- Requiring asylum-seekers tied to guerrilla, militant or terrorist organizations, and who claim asylum without submitting corroborating evidence, to provide credible proof of their "persecution."
As usual, mainstream reporting on these specific immigration-related measures at issue has been skimpier than a Bratz doll's wardrobe. That's because so many national editors themselves subscribe to the open-borders gospel. Since 9/11, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post have published countless news items and editorials decrying immigration enforcement: sob stories about families caught evading deportation orders; foreign students complaining about new registration requirements violating their "privacy"; Latino activists outraged about border patrol agents doing their jobs; Middle Eastern tourists protesting visa screening measures; and illegal aliens clamoring for protection of their "rights.""
Maybe about the money/weapons for oil scandal that could involve Russia, Kofi Annan, and Iraq?? Hmmmmm? When pictures of sarin antidote with Russian language on them are posted on USA Today, kinda makes you wonder what else is out there.....
The Girl's not one to brag, but this is her new toy. Catfish and Pimp Daddy helped her pick out a good one at Market Hall this last weekend. Rock River 16" M4 CAR. Birdcage flash hider, nice grip, collapsible stock, flip-up rear site. Got an excellent deal on it, too.
Catfish swapped me his old M4 upper for my AR, which is similarly configured to The Girl's, but I've got a red dot sight on my flat-top, and a vortex flash hider.
Me and The Girl took a few minutes before Wednesday's IDPA match at TargetMaster (while Catfish set up the match - ha ha) to sight 'em in and just play with them. The trigger on her AR is sweeeeet, and the sights required NO adjustment. I had to dial in my red dot a little, but after that it was fun and games. The flash hiders do an excellent job of keeping muzzle flash out of the sight picture, which is otherwise a real bother in a dark indoor range.
Are you jealous yet?
"It has a happy ending," Swatara Township Sgt. Robert Simmonds said. "The evidence was brought back to the police station, and the cops are eating the doughnuts."Well, sure, when you bring out all the resources of two police departments. However, I think there's a sinister side to this story, namely the theft of evidence:
Although Simmonds had been joking about police taking the contents of the truck, he acknowledged seeing Krispy Kreme doughnuts in a station conference room Thursday.Tell it to the grand jury, pal.
"I suspect that the manager from the Krispy Kreme might have given us a little thank you for our efforts," he said.
02 December 2004
Canada busy sending back Bush-dodgers
The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.
The re-election of President Bush is prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray and agree with Bill O'Reilly.
Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night. "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. "He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"
In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much they wouldn't give milk."
Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, drive them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves.
"A lot of these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though." When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about the Bush administration establishing re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR.
In the days since the election, liberals have turned to sometimes ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on bus trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizen passengers.
"If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we get suspicious about their age," an official said.
Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies. "I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"
In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source close to Cheney said. "We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might put some endangered species on postage stamps. The president is determined to reach out."
Sun Tzu says "all warfare is based on deception". I'm overjoyed to see that our commanders are taking advantage of this age old wisdom to help kick the snot out of our enemy.
The fact that our military deceived the media bothers me not the least. I do find it totally humorous that the same media outlet (CNN) that admitted in a New York Times editorial that it held back on information it had on Saddam's regime that would not put the dictator in a favorable light in order to stay in country. The same media outlet (CNN) also broadcast Baghdad Bob's daily reports that the Americans were stuck in their advance and that Iraqi forces were winning the battle and they surely didn't issue a retraction over that.
Who's side are you on, American media? Thank goodness for the internet and the blogosphere which I'm sure will not allow any future (or present) war we are involved in turn into a Vietnam - which face it, guys - was lost by our media and not our troops.
Perhaps I shall have to re-evaluate my blanket opinion of all Canadians and start putting some of them in the camp of the libbys and the rest on the right side of history. I hope so.
"You can't put a cork in it," said Greg Nothstein of the Washington Energy Policy Office.That's sissy-talk. I say we fine St. Helens until it stops. Or something.
Besides, what's a little sulfur dioxide? I've got friends who emit that regularly.
01 December 2004
It's about gun shows, and the dichotomy of the liberal college environment versus the rest of reality.
30 November 2004
Iraqi bomb labs signal attacks in the works - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - November 30, 2004
"Al-Zawahiri also accused the United States of trying to coerce the Muslim world through force to satisfy Israel and to achieve its own interests. He said the invasion of Iraq was only a prelude to what the whole Muslim world might be subjected to by the United States."
He must be referring to the Muslims we rescued from genocide in Serbia, right? Or, maybe he's talking about the Muslim women in Iraq and Afghanistan that are now able to vote, go to school, and live without having to worry about ending up in government sanctioned rape rooms.
And also here:
"He advised the Americans to choose between one of two things: "Either you choose to treat us with respect and based on an exchange of interests ... or we will continue to fight you until you change your policies.""
Let's see, I don't know how it works in your neck of the world, dickhead, but around these parts, we give respect to people who earn it. You and your ilk have done nothing to earn my respect or the respect of my country. You are cowards, dogs, pigs and not fit to even sit at the same table.
Maybe when you stop acting like it's still the 13th century we can talk.
1. The lack of a unified military to enforce political will outside the EU when diplomacy fails.
2. The manner in which the EU 'standardized' European products. For example, rather than have Turkey produce items to German specifications, the EU mandated that German specs were too rigid for many of the EU countries to fairly compete with: ergo, the German specs were lowered to Turkish standards.
It would appear that I can now add a 3rd reason: overbearing bureaucracy:
"The Commission blamed much of Europe's sluggish performance on suffocating red tape. It said the EU could raise overall GDP by 12pc through adopting an American-style "regulatory burden"."
28 November 2004
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24 November 2004
Among other things, enjoy the following:
"Democrats who joked about fleeing to Canada after the re-election of President Bush should stick around and stick to their values."
Personally, nothing would make me happier than to have the demorats run with their tails between their legs to their brethren to the North. After all, couldn't one make the argument that a good portion of modern day Canadians are related to the American Tories who fled the fledgling US during the war of independence??? Ergo, the two parties would seem to be related in more ways than one.
But there's more!!
"The Bush drive to privatize Social Security and his eagerness to stack the U.S. Supreme Court with right-wing justices are two instances where the loyal opposition of the minority Democratic party will be essential."
HEY! Newsflash, Helen!!! In case you haven't noticed, Social Security is getting ready to go bankrupt. My generation (genX) ain't ever gonna see it. But I'm sure that you, and your socialist values would love nothing else but to have my generation continue paying for your generation, leaving us with nothin' in the bank - why should you care, you're going to be dead!
And, oh, if appointing justices who actually adhere to the Constitution rather than make shit up as each day goes by means they're right wing fanatics, then I guess you can call me a right wing fanatic myself, you old bat.
There's more, and it's largely entertaining - if you've got the holiday blues, give it a read for a quick pick-me-up!
The fools who would like to get rid of every historical fact just because they don't like it, and it doesn't fit into their whacked out, PC version of the world are no better than those who try and pretend that slavery never happened.
"Christopher Renzulli, the attorney for Glock and the RSR companies, said the Glock that the gunman, Buford Furrow (search), used to kill letter carrier Joseph Ileto was originally sold to the police department in Cosmopolis, Wash., by the RSR companies.THIS is why those liberal morons in the Ninth Circuit need to be cut loose. Stupid.
'How are we supposed to monitor a gun after we sell it to a law enforcement agency?' Renzulli said."
Giving Hollywood the benefit of the doubt, I did one more search to find industry response to the van Gogh murder. I found the blog of novelist and screenwriter Roger L. Simon, who confirmed that I wasn't the only one who'd been wondering: "It's stunning how silent the American artistic community, Hollywood in particular, has been about the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam," he wrote. "Do they even know what happened to one of their own? Have they even heard of him? Do they care someone was killed for making a film which protested violent abuse against women? Are they even interested?"They don't stand for ideals - they stand for publicity and some sort of validation. Validation for their lives that largely consist of pretending to be something they're not. Hypocrites.
23 November 2004
Vang is accused of opening fire on several hunters Sunday with a semiautomatic assault rifle, leaving six people dead and two wounded, authorities said.The last time I checked, the SKS was a curio and relic piece that goes for about $129, and is popular as a cheap, somewhat reliable hunting rifle. As defined, your basic so-called "assault rifle" has scary features like pistol grips, collapsible stocks, flash hiders and the like. I think it might have a detachable magazine, and some models come with a folding bayonet, but that's about it. In other words, it's the same as a Ruger Mini-30 (same caliber and all), which nobody would characterize as an assault weapon. Bet your butt that the VPC has latched onto it, though.
In any event, I'm pretty sure the trigger didn't pull itself. Of course, his relatives are shocked and stunned, but they are quick to point out that racism may have played a role in these murders. Apparently, there's a large Hmong population in St. Paul, MN (figure that one out - from Laos to Minnesota???). Crazy situation. Guess we'll stand by and wait for the rest of the story...
I'm pretty sure I'll NEVER understand what these men went through during the Bulge. As the reporter says, I'm not sure ANYONE does. But I am very glad that they did. I'm also glad to see that the people of Bastone are not forgetting what they did.
I'm sure a movie will never come close to what it was like, although I thought Band of Brothers was fantastic, especially the Bastone episodes. These men should never have to pay taxes or pay for their own beer.
Just as I'm sure that our soldiers now fall into that same category. As we all settle into a nice wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and a day filled with family and football, I will be thinking of them. I hope everyone takes a moment to think about our Armed Forces over the holidays.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, Thank You!
It's such a good idea to post your plans on the world wide interweb, too:
On January 20th, 2005, we're calling for a new kind of action. The Bush administration has been successful at keeping protesters away from major events in the last few years by closing off areas around events and using questionable legal strategies to outlaw public dissent. We can use these obstacles to develop new tactics. On Inauguration day, we don't need banners, we don't need signs, we don't need puppets, we just need people.Come on, people - it's not really a protest until someone gets a canister of CS in the face. Show some initiative.
We're calling on people to attend inauguration without protest signs, shirts or stickers. Once through security and at the procession, at a given signal, we'll all turn our backs on Bush's motorcade and continue through his speech and swearing in. A simple, clear and coherent message.
22 November 2004
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18 November 2004
In video footage shot by an embedded CNN crew, soldiers walked through one imposing building with concrete columns with a large sign in Arabic on the wall reading "Al-Qaeda Organization" and "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."No, really - they had a SIGN.
I do not agree with this vote. The Republican Party should strive to keep itself above this kind of BS. Yes, I know the demorats did it with Rostenkowski and the Post Office scandal. The Republican Party should not have to stoop to their level, and I believe this new rule in the house is a bad deal all around.
"On Iraq I think that even I underestimated the level of opposition, at least given the troop strength we had there. You know, my position on the Iraq War was different from almost everybody else's that I've heard talk. I supported giving the president the authority to take action against Saddam Hussein if he did not cooperate with the U.N. inspectors, or if he was found to have had weapons of mass destruction he wouldn't give up. I did believe that the administration made a mistake going to war when they did, and that's what alienated the world. Most Americans still haven't focused on this."In other words, I'm still talking out of both sides of my mouth, and not really saying anything at all in the meantime.
On His Attempts to Capture Osama Bin Laden
"If you look at the 9/11 Commission's report about what we did, and how we prepared for, we had 9/11-style threats for the millennium. And the extent of our preparations, and the work we did, the number of terrorists we brought to justice, the 20 al Qaeda cells we broke up, if you look at all that, and the fact that we apparently still came closer to getting bin Laden than anybody has since, even though they have a lot more options -- military options -- than we had -- I wish that I had gotten him."What about the 3 times you were offered OBL on a plate? And how you stopped the millenium plan?? I do seem to recall that it was a lucky stop of a field agent that broke that case open, and not as a result of any planning you or your terror czar Richard Clark could develop.
On Tactics Used Against Democrats
"We saw it in 2002 when Max Cleland, who left half his body in Vietnam, was put in a television ad with Saddam Hussein and compared to Saddam Hussein because he wouldn't vote for President Bush's version of the Homeland Security Bill, a bill the president himself had opposed just a few weeks before they were comparing Cleland to Saddam Hussein. That's what they do. I didn't do that. I've never done that."Do you mean the same Max Cleland who blew himself up screwing around with a grenade away from a combat zone? And, while you *might* not have done anything like that - what about reports that Republicans are making old people choose between food and medicine, and that old people can only afford dog food, and that we're starving kids blah blah blah.
On Ken Starr
"No other president ever had to endure someone like Ken Starr inviting innocent people, because they wouldn't lie, in a systematic way, and having respectable news outlets treat them like they were serious, and parroting everything they leaked. No one ever had to try to save people from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, and people in Haiti from a military dictator that was murdering them, and all the other problems I dealt with, while every day, an entire apparatus was devoted to destroying him.Boy, where to begin?? No other President lied under oath. No other President has been known to abuse his authority as a supervisor with a member of his staff - something that if I had done with an intern at my place of work would get me fired in a heartbeat. And you were so heroic in getting rid of the Serbian threat from 30,000 feet?? What a moron. Where you never lied? What planet are you from??
And still, [there's] not any example of where I ever disgraced this country publicly. I made a terrible public-personal mistake, but I paid for it, many times over. And in spite of it all, you don't have any example where I ever lied to the American people about my job, where I ever let the American people down, and I had more support from the world, and world leaders, and people around the world, when I quit than when I started."
Your entire Presidency was one giagantic embarrasment after an other.
I also find it interesting that if any US male did the same thing to any female doll on TV, he would instantly be assaulted as being a wife beater, chauvinist pig, abuser, etc. But somehow it's ok for this stupid dolt woman to act like a 3 year old.
The rats are all flooding into Iraq where they are getting slaughtered like the pigs they are; rather than to Detroit, New York, Chicago, or LA.
As for their leader on the ground:
"They share an adulation of Zarqawi. "Sheikh Zarqawi is our Imam ... our leader. He bloodies the enemies of Islam like no other mujahid (holy warrior)," said Ali Khraisat, after prayers in a mosque in Salt, on the outskirts of Amman where scores of disenchanted youths have left to fight in Iraq."
Yeah, he's really brave all right - sawing off the heads of helpless victims, and then hauling ass when Uncle Sam's Misguided Children come a knockin.
May we kill them all.
What will be interesting to see is if Oliver Stone can screw that up.
We're not fighting against soldiers. We're fighting against terrorists, and we're fighting against them on their turf in order to keep them off our turf. We took the fight to them, and they're getting what they deserve.
17 November 2004
Step Three: Taking on the Army
Eventually the riots will spiral out of control and the police will no longer be able to handle the enraged masses. Once governors around the country realize this is the case they will begin mobilizing elements of the National Guard. Luckily, most of our military is over in Iraq right now. Remember that? It's what your stupid ass is supposed to be protesting. Regardless, their absence here creates an opportunity for a successful confrontation with the US military that would not exist otherwise.
Some tips for facing off against military forces:
-Start supporting the second amendment, because all of our liberal gun control talk is about to take a big ironic shit in our mouth.
-Try exposing yourself to radiation to become some sort of super mutant, because there is no way in hell you're going to be able to face off against a trained and equipped soldier otherwise.
-Chant impotently at any soldiers you see, something catchy like "No war for oil" or "we need a pitcher, not a belly itcher".
-Remember that soldiers are not human beings, they are actually robotic killing machines controlled by the fascist oligarchy of George W. Bush.
At some point outright rioting will cease to become a realistic option. The troops will be using things like bullets and missiles and liberal weapons like offensive rap lyrics, pornography, and flag burning will no longer be effective. That means it's time to form some militia units to engage the regular army forces in deadly combat. Militia units like:
-The 101st Airborne Bong Tokers out of Berkeley
-The 27th K.D. Lang Concert Audience Assault Brigade
-1st Armored Division "Jon Stewart"
-735th Recumbent Bicycle Cavalry
-201st No to Nukes Light Infantry
-6th Give Peace a Chance "Or Else" Division
-82nd MoveOn Dot Ordinance Supply Battalion
-The 4th Mississippi Irregulars "Martin Luther King, Jr." Division
-1st Nantucket Schooner & Pleasure Yacht Fleet
-9th Olympic Synchronized Landing Marine Division
For those of you too lazy to look - the caption reads "Marines discovered 40 vials of suspected Sarin gas while searching a house in Fallujah, Iraq."
That sound you hear is Mikey Moore's fat head exploding.
16 November 2004
"No one would ever put a hook through a dog's or cat's mouth," said Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan outreach. "Once people start to understand that fish, although they come in different packaging, are just as intelligent, they'll stop eating them."Seriously, I keep thinking Comedy Central will come forward any time now and admit that this whole "PETA" thing has been a huge hoax, and we'll all have a good laugh, because NOBODY can be this ridiculous and still draw breath. Honestly.
"Fish are so misunderstood because they're so far removed from our daily lives," said Karin Robertson, 24, the Empathy Project manager and daughter of an Indiana fisheries biologist. "They're such interesting, fascinating individuals, yet they're so incredibly abused."Idiots. Just for that, I'm killing and eating a farm animal this weekend. Moo.
Five'll get ya ten that the school rolls over on this one.
1. So, we're going to get upset because a Marine killed an insurgent who was likely shooting at the Marine and his buddies a short time previously, and where the Marines had lost troops to booby-trapped bodies earlier; and
2. Islam is supposed to be a peaceful religion?
If indeed Islam is a peaceful religion, then where is the outcry in the Muslim community about acts such as this:
"AS hundreds of insurgents who escaped the US onslaught of Fallujah regrouped for further attacks across Iraq, the body of a blonde-haired Caucasian woman with her legs and arms cut off and throat slit was found last night in a street in the battle-torn city.... It is a female ... missing all four appendages, with a slashed throat and disembowelled, she has been dead for a while but only in this location for a day or two," said Benjamin Finnell, a hospital apprentice with the Navy Corps, who inspected the body."
Here's a news flash, fellas - quit catering to the left coast. It's making the rest of us turn the channel. And, how about just plain and simple reporting the facts, without your crappy bias?? For example, even in the story:
"On Iraq, the three said that, in retrospect, they should have more aggressively questioned the Bush administration's grounds for invading Iraq in the spring of 2003.I'm waiting for them to try and discredit the reasons Bush gave us for going to war as they can't do it. Every single thing Bush mentioned has proven to be true. WMD's have turned up in the form of sarin and mustard gas throughout our occupation. Dual use technologies that can be used for non-WMD and WMD applications have been found, in addition to the mulitude of other reasons. The main critics have all been solidly discredited as partisian hacks. Yet the high and mighty ABC/CBS/NBC news conglomorates continue down that road.
"Simply stated, we let down the American people on weapons of mass destruction, and I sincerely regret that," Westin said."
Concerning their worry over the reporting of exit polling, how's this: let's not even post any election information till the day after. That'll give them all night to get the counts in, and then report the outcome the next day.
Oh yeah, get rid of Jennings, Brokaw, and Rather. That would be a good start.
I tried reading the whole thing, but I was completely unable to control my laughter, and the Dr. Pepper that was running out of my nose as a result.
A quick snippet:
“The people here in Palm Beach County now in therapy or support groups are the canaries in the mine shaft,” Gordon said. “There could be thousands of others, even Republicans, who need to be in therapy over this election.”Snort!
Geez. What a bunch of hypocrites. Like a deer hunter is gonna whup out his trusty bolt-action, hump it upstairs for a good view, and start to work on Billy's entourage.
On second thought...if you've ever driven past Hope, AR (The ex-prez's home town), you'll note that the signs commemorating his birthplace are riddled with holes. It's a landmark that never ceases to amuse me. However, I doubt the good corporate citizens of Acxiom Corporation (those weasels that track your every move when you're shopping) would act out on such an urge.
I think it's an insult to Acxiom employees, and a pointed insult to the hunters among them. They owe their employees an apology.
15 November 2004
14 November 2004
Hickson estimates $75,000 to $80,000 of damage was done but said that he has good insurance and will be open for business as usual on Friday.The irony here is that if it were you or me, we'd either get cancelled or non-renewed in about a nanosecond.
13 November 2004
If you were to read this article, you would think we're losing the battle for Fallujah. This unit of Marines lose one precious life, but in the process, our forces now control the majority of the city, and have killed an estimated 1,000-1,200 of the bad guys.
But again, to read this article, you'd think we were losing. Maybe this is what it was like in Vietnam where you have our guys on the ground kicking some serious ass, but the jackals writing for the newspapers "of record" somehow fail to grasp that.
At least 1,200 insurgents have been killed since the battle for Fallujah (search) began four days ago, U.S. military officials estimated.1,200 would be a great start. Keep it up, fellas.
They are nothing but cowards, and they will die like the dogs they are.
I can't help but wonder what 4 billion dollars would have done to actually help the Palestinians to create a better life, rather than sit in a thug's bank account.
And to think that this thug terrorist was the media's darling, and the most frequent foreign visitor to the Clinton White House.
12 November 2004
The report, entitled “Impacts of a Warming Arctic,” pretty much debunks itself on page 23 in the graph labeled, “Observed Arctic Temperature, 1900 to Present.”
The graph shows that Arctic temperatures fluctuate naturally in regular cycles that are roughly 40 years long. The Arctic seems currently to be undergoing a warming phase — similar to one experienced between 1920-1950 — which will likely be followed by a cooling phase — similar to the one experienced between 1950-1990.
The report’s claim that increased manmade emissions of greenhouse gases are causing Arctic temperatures to rise is debunked by the same graph, which indicates that the near surface Arctic air temperature was higher around 1940 than now, despite all the greenhouse gas emissions since that time.
Also self-debunking is the report’s statement, “Since the start of the industrial revolution, the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has increased by about 35 percent and the global average temperature has risen by about 0.6 degrees Centigrade.” So despite all the greenhouse gases emitted by human activity over a period of 200 years — we’re supposed to worry, and even panic, about a measly 0.6 degree Centrigrade rise in average global temperature during that time?
Even if such a slight temperature change could credibly be estimated, it would seem to be well within the natural variation in average global temperature, which in the case of the Arctic, for example, is a range of about 3 degrees Centigrade. Remember, global climate isn’t static — it’s always either cooling or warming.
But, like the liberals they are, they refuse to let facts get in their way:
Even though manmade greenhouse gas emissions and warmer temperatures don’t seem to be a problem in the Arctic according to their own data, the researchers nevertheless blamed them for causing supposed 15 percent declines in both the average weight of adult polar bears and number of cubs born between 1981 and 1998 in the Hudson Bay region.
Women have orgasms?? :0
Oh wait, we've already had 8 years of the Clintons.
The oncoming battle for control of the DNC should be, at the least, entertaining to watch.
Let's keep this in mind as we watch Peter Jennings, Tom Browkaw, and Dan Blather fawn over the passing of this terrorist thug in the coming days.
The New York Times > International > Middle East > The Marines: Black Flags Are Deadly Signals as Cornered Rebels Fight Back
Yes, dear readers, upon reading this article you will come to the conclusion that the Marines are scared shitless of black flags, that we're losing the fight in Fallujah, and that the Marines are hating life and their jobs.
And this is our national paper of record??
11 November 2004
I can't wait to see the funeral all over the frickin' TV for the next several days. I'll put up even money that chants of "Death to America/Israel," etc will be on the program, sung by the Arab Rock-throwin' Choir.
10 November 2004
"'I confirm weapons,' said Sgt. Jenifer Forman, an imagery analyst. 'Watch their right arms when they run. They're shooting across the river.'Ooo-rah. Happy birthday, USMC. Semper Fi.
When the black spots bobbed together, the screen suddenly bloomed white, then settled back into focus, showing a thick gray cloud and a scattering of small black spots, like someone in the cloud had thrown out a handful of rocks.
'Tank gun got them,' Neumann said. 'Picked them up on their thermals. They're scratched. Scan up the street.'"
Powell - "Hey, you know the nuclear facility that you're building?"
Iranian - "What nuclear facility?"
Powell - showing pictures "This nuclear facility."
Iranian - "That is not a nuclear facility!"
Powell - "That's correct, because we're going to let the Israelis bomb the snot out of it."
Powell - "And, as to the aid that you're giving to the terrorists..."
Iranian - "What we do is our business!"
Powell - "That aid will stop as of right now, or we begin bombing in 10 minutes."
It'll never happen, but I can dream, can't I??
Yep, we're the bad guys all right.
If Kerry were a boxer, his trainer would be saying, "just stay down, John. Just stay down..."
09 November 2004
I listed below what I think they are really trying to say with their signs.
I am sorry we are kicking the terrorist's asses so hard they haven't been able to attack us again in the U.S. I am sorry we are taking the fight to them so we don't have to fight them over here. I am sorry we got rid of an evil dictator who harbored, aided, and paid terrorists, not to mention that he killed tens of thousands of his subjects by firing squad, torture, and weapons of mass destruction. I am sorry his torture chambers and rape rooms are no longer in use. I am sorry we have liberated millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan and introduced democracy to the the region. I am sorry Libya turned over their WMD programs because of our war on terror. I am sorry we have inoculated the children over there. I am sorry we have built schools for those same children. I am sorry women aren't treated like animals anymore, and I'm sorry they will be able to vote. I'm sorry we are trying to defend our country without consulting the crooks at the U.N.
The list goes on and on.
These people's political bigotry and hatred makes me sick.
Exactly. See, here's another problem for the liberals. When I make a statement like this, I'll say "I THINK...." not "I FEEL...." When you make all your decisions based on emotion, you wind up making the wrong decisions - but at least you feel good about them.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mommies have been utterly ineffective with their shrill, left-wing lunatic stance against private gun ownership, demonizing law-abiding gun owners as the bad guys. They want ALL your guns, and they want all guns to be illegal. That's their agenda, and they will do ANYTHING to advance that agenda. These are the liars that have promoted the image of "Assault rifles" as machine guns, and other ridiculous claims in an effort to hoodwink the uninformed into the "guns are bad" message they want so desperately to advance.
"The NRA has their preferred candidate in the White House for another four years, but only after the President abandoned the NRA's rhetoric and sought to associate himself with sensible gun laws like renewing the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole," said Brady President Michael Barnes.Say what??? Now they're using the President's stance on the AWB in support of their mindless crusade? Just weeks ago, the President was positively satanic because he wouldn't strong-arm Congress into the renewal of the ban.
The spin that's in this one "article" is nauseating. Here's another gem:
Candidate John Thune's victory over Senator Daschle came after a campaign focused on Daschle's position as minority leader rather than the gun issue. No other incumbent Senator lost.Granted, Daschle's minority leader position was a plum prize, but he's one of the most hated anti-gun legislators ever, and that's why he's gone.
Next time you read a "news" article, check the source. If someone has to pay for their message to get out, it's probably not worth listening to.