04 December 2004

Hand pulls groin

Real headline, folks.

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

How Far We’ve Come; Let’s not forget

Some perspective from the master.

"....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.

Shopping mall security guards in the U.S. are being taught to spot suicide bombers

This will give you nice warm fuzzies going into the holiday shopping season.

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.

Michelle Malkin: What part of 'enforcement' don't they understand?

Michelle does a great job of summing up why the intelligence reform bill is stalled - hopefully it will stay that way until they fix the following issues and make sure that our borders are protected as well as they should be. I think I'll be sending an email to the White House to support Rep. Sensenbrenner.

"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.""

Yahoo! News - Russia's Putin Calls U.S. Policy 'Dictatorial'

This little tidbit leads me to believe that we are going to hear more negative press about the ex?-commies in the near future.

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 New Carbine

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?

Police Follow Doughnut Trail, Solve Crime

"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.

"I suspect that the manager from the Krispy Kreme might have given us a little thank you for our efforts," he said.
Tell it to the grand jury, pal.

Singer Lynn Anderson Charged With DWI

"I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden..."

Lynn Anderson has taken the tumble, big time, and right here in Denton County. See the link for a pretty mug shot.

02 December 2004

Canada busy sending back Bush-dodgers

In light of the recent posts concerning Canada, I came across this brilliant piece on the web:

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."

PR Meets Psy-Ops in War on Terror

I am very happy to see that someone in the administration is familiar with a little book written by a very wise Chinese man thousands of years ago.

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.

David Frum's Diary on National Review Online

Interesting take on our pals to the north and Bush's visit there.

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.

Iran-Suicide Bombers

Where's a predator drone and a hellfire missle or two when you need it?

What Part of "NO" Don't You Understand?

"No" in about 520 languages. Just in case.

Racial Tension? Damn Right!! Solvable?

Here's a rational (if by "rational" you mean "death-threatening") discourse from one of the Hmong community out in the blogosphere. It's pretty much a one-post blog at this point. Hope it stays that way. Sheesh. Take a pill, dude.

Mount St. Helens Is State's Top Polluter

Now if John Kerry were President, he'd have a plan for this.
"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

At ease with Silent Arms

A refreshing read from America's liberal heartland. Make sure you read the whole thing - don't stop at the intro. Pretty decent reporting from a college kid.

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

What?? Chemical weapon labs in Iraq?? Nah, couldn't be, Mikey Moore said so.

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Al-Zawahiri Vows to Keep Fighting U.S.

I never cease to be amazed by the psychotic nature of our enemy.

For example:
"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.

Telegraph | Money | EU spells out trade threat from China

Way back in the day, when I was but a lowly grad student, I once wrote a paper discussing why the EU would eventually fail. I listed two main reasons:

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

Herald Sun: Bridge at risk from urine [28nov04]

ahhh, the joys of being male - the world is your urinal.

But for the record, I had nothing to do with this.

Target : Entertainment : Marijuana

Well, Target caught onto the Anal Massage link on their site. They missed this one, though.