26 August 2005

Cindy Sheehan: Camp Casey, Day 18

yep, spontaneous eruption of anti war folks!! This is as well managed as any Hollywood PR movie opening. They're continuing to dust of the dinosaurs from the 60's; I think Joan Baez was overheard asking if we were out of Saigon yet, but who can tell?

And, boy, how times have changed, the lefties now have caterers cooking up their soy products!!

Cindy, of course, just says everyone's out to get her and the attacks have been just terrible. Just heard her on the news say that she'd be happy to meet with the counter demonstrators, but that she had no desire to get into a debate with them. Guess she knows she's not really standing on firm ground?

Know your enemy II

In a sure sign of the coming apocalypse, a San Francisco news outlet goes into a little detail of life behind the scenes at Camp Cindy.Link here

“Cindy Sheehan kneels before a cross with her son's name on it, touches his picture, wipes her tears. It's an outpouring of emotion that is part of a scheduled news event organized daily for the television, radio and print reporters who crowd in to capture a mother's grief.”

Someone tell me how an honest outpouring of emotion (on demand, and on schedule) is real. This is Hollywood, folks.

“Organizers are set up in a house trailer. Their meetings closed to reporters.”

Why is that, I wonder? Maybe they’re just saving up for the TV show?

Apparently even some of the participants don’t like being pimped out for a national agenda: “Karen Meredith, Gold Star mother: "Sometimes things don't feel quite right to me. They don't feel wrong, but maybe that's how they do it in the marketing business."

Leading the way for poor little Cindy is a “Fenton Communications employee, Michele Mulkey, based in San Francisco. Fenton specializes in public relations for liberal non-profits”

Liberal non-profits? That’s putting it rather mildly. I did a bit of research tonight, (in my pajamas, no less) and well, let’s say I was not too surprised at the results. There are some common themes among the groups that are, in effect, supporting Cindy Sheehan:
1. They push for the globalization of the world with one world government.
2. They are anti-gun.
3. They are radical environmentalists.
4. They are anti-United States

As I’ve said before, these people are extremely well organized. For example, here’s your basic how-to of how to write news stories for the media from one of their environmental groups: http://www.environmentnow.org/resources-media-tip-media-tools.html and http://www.environmentnow.org/resources.html . There’s even books you can buy on how to report on the environment - from their leftist perspective of course: Link here.

You’ll also find no love lost for the United States, or its ability to protect itself. This little gem is from Greenpeace:
Greenpeace Link

“George Bush's war on Weapons of Mass Descruction [sic] had its first concrete result when the number of countries in the world with declared nuclear weapons increased to 8 from 7, when North Korea announced that it had built "enough nuclear weapons to deter a US attack."

Interesting as I remember the Clinton administration and Madeline Albright giving nuclear facilities to North Korea as long as they promised not to build any weapons with the nuclear material. Yet somehow, this winds up to be Bush’s fault. It also strikes me as odd that we’re supposed to act with international opinion in Iraq, but we are blamed for not acting unilaterally in North Korea.

Greenpeace also states that a world with America as the sole superpower is a bad thing: “The only thing that will stop the threat is the voice of the second superpower: world opinion.” What is unsaid is that America is the threat, folks.

Yet another client of Cindy’s PR firm is non other than George Soros. In fact, you can find his nasty fingerprints throughout many of the various groups.

Again, the US is the BAD guy:This here link.
In this article, we hear what a bad place America is in the world and our prisons in Abu Ghraib and Gitmo are eroding the rights of all people in the world.

“….from the post-September 11 roundup of Muslims, Arab-Americans, and South Asians to the continuing abuses at Guantanamo, the U.S. has badly eroded the human rights "brand."


“lawyers challenging torture at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, rural poor residents of Alabama trying to block a toxic waste dump in their town.”

Would it have been so hard to put a little sentence in there about hacking off the heads of innocent victims? Or, how about shooting prisoners in the back of the head after they’ve surrendered? Interesting to find out how apparently the United States of America is the root and cause of all evil in the world.

Amnesty International is also a client. The same Amnesty International that told the Brits that getting rid of jihadis and islamists is a violation of their human rights. What about the rights of the people that have been blown up I wonder? http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGEUR450332005

“The new measures, proposed today by the United Kingdom (UK) government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law, violate basic human rights and the UK's international obligations, Amnesty International said today….”
"The vagueness and breadth of the definition of 'unacceptable behaviour' and 'terrorism' can lead to further injustice and risk further undermining human rights protection in the UK. Instead of strengthening security, they will further alienate vulnerable sections of society," Halya Gowan, Europe and Cental [sic] Asia Programme Deputy Director at Amnesty International, said.”

If the Brits deport one of these thugs, then that’s pretty bad too. “If the UK authorities reasonably suspect people of having committed certain criminal offences, their immediate duty is to bring criminally recognizable charges against them and promptly try them according to international fair trial standards instead of off loading them to a third country where they may be tortured." So, we’re back to the Clinton legacy of treating them as criminals and putting them on trial? And they’re worried about being tortured when they return to their homeland? Note to any thugs preaching hate in Britain: Stop. Or face the consequences.

In addition, the groups that are represented by poor old Cindy’s PR firm are after your guns. Both the Million Mom March and the Control Arms groups are clients. You wanna get a little nervous over who’s after your guns? http://www.controlarms.org/

Another group aligned with Cindy’s PR firm says it wants to fight terrorists, but without using force! And they have created a committee (don’t get me started on committees) with the United Nations to do just that.

“…the Forum and its partners at the Joan B. Kroc Institute have continued their work with various United Nations member states and other research institutions to improve the capacity of the United Nations to fight terrorism and advance innovative nonmilitary solutions to combating global terrorist threats.” Yes, folks, let’s hold hands and hope that we’re not the next to have our heads hacked off or have our kids blown up!! http://www.ctproject.info/ And yes, folks - they really want to help, but for the past two years, they’ve been too busy taking surveys and asking questions to actually DO anything. And we wonder why the UN let the slaughter in Rwanda take place??

But don’t worry dear readers, these guys are mainstream! Take a look at this list of supporters of one of the PR firms clients and let me know how many of these groups are “mainstream” to you: http://www.winwithoutwarus.org/html/coalition.html#members

So, the next time you hear on the news that Cindy Sheehan is speaking for the American people - is she speaking for you?

Edited by JR to protect the margins.

25 August 2005

Rev. Al Sharpton Plans to Join 'Peace Mom'

There you go, kids. The "peace" movement has finally jumped the shark. Al Sharpton is throwing his ponderous mass into the ring. For some reason, I think it has something to do with getting some air time. Now why do you suppose I'd think that?

Next stop: Ted McGinley shows up at Camp Shenanigans. That's the kiss of death, for sure.

Michael Yon : Online Magazine

Michael Yon again proves he's the best in the biz. Period.

Read it all.

Rock Out With Your Glock Out!

It's about darned time we had a gun post. After all, that's what got us here. Pictured is my Glock 35, outfitted as a USPSA Limited gun. Note the JP Rifle's magwell, and accompanying +5 Dawson Precision magazine basepad that provides 20+1 rounds of .40 S&W fun.

The Texas flag background makes it that much cooler. Eat your hearts out, non-Texicans.

24 August 2005

You're an infidel, stupid!

More mindless drivel from the mouth of Cindy:

"You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they're not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9-11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country, the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in, and they [American troops] have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."

Again, Cindy shows her true colors. And yes, dear readers, that's Cindy calling the terrorists "freedom fighters."

I’m sure that she’s not an extremist, though, right?

That would be us pajamahadeen smearing the poor woman at the behest of Rush and the White House.

Let’s dissect, shall we?

- Iraq was not a threat to the United States until we invaded.

Well, I’m sure the fly boys flying combat patrol monitoring Iraq’s no fly zones who were getting shot at for the 10 years in between wars didn’t feel threatened. I’m also sure that the airline industry didn’t feel threatened by the airframe at Salman Pak where the Iraqis were training terrorists. And I’m quite certain the United States didn’t feel threatened by a regime that possessed the ability to create nuclear weapons and sell them on the black market to the highest bidder. Cindy herself states that Iraq would be able to produce nukes in the next decade. I would like to ask any liberal to tell me what the world would be like where a terrorist regime possessed atomic weapons. I’d also like the libs to tell me what going into a nuclear armed Iraq would be like in 10 years.

- Iraq was not involved in 9-11.

I don’t recall anyone in the administration stating that they were. What they did say, and what I am telling you is that 9-11 changed the world. The United States could not afford to sit back and have a terrorist state continue to exist. Period. Prior to 9-11, containment was an option. After 9-11, containment was the kiss of death. For you lefties, who want everyone to just get along, just getting along is no longer an option when you are fighting an enemy who would be more than happy to hack your head off with a dull butter knife, all the while chanting allah-akhbar.

- Iraq was not a terrorist state.

Then I wonder why the training camps at Salman Pak. I wonder why little innocent Saddamm was busy paying off the families of Palestinians who blew themselves up in pizza parlors and on public buses?

- We’re killing innocent people.

Well, I’d love to say that we haven’t killed any innocent people. But, in case you haven’t noticed, this is a war and bad things happen. What I can say that the number of civilian casualties in this war is incredibly low. What I can say is that our troops go to the extreme to ensure that they don't kill innocents. At the risk of their own lives. And, if you took the time to read Michael Yon’s blog, you’ll see that when we accidentally kill someone, we face up to it and follow through, taking care of the family as best can be done. What about the 3,000 innocent people that were killed on 9-11 Cindy? What about the innocent sailors killed onboard the Cole? What about the innocent people killed by any number of countless suicide attacks across the world? What about your freedom fighter buddies? Do they kill innocent people? There’s a difference between killing someone on accident, and killing innocents as a policy. It’s a shame that you can’t see that.

- We’ve created a new batch of suicide bombers.

What have the Buddhists and Hindus done to create new suicide bombers? Or is that our fault too? I’ll note that we get credit for creating new suicide bombers now, but where’s the credit for saving the Muslims in Kosovo?

The sad fact is that the suicide bombers hate us not because we’re in Arabia. They don’t hate us because we have pornography or our women can vote.

They hate us because WE ARE NOT MUSLIM. We are ALL INFIDELS; even you, dear Cindy.

It All Goes Back to Casey

So, it all goes back to Casey, huh? Then I wonder why, in this expose by Arianna, that Casey is not even mentioned? Nothing about his service, nothing about his death at the hands of terrorists in Iraq - or should I call them “freedom fighters” as Cindy does? If this whole thing is about Casey, why is that we've seen so few pictures of him? Why is it that we've read so little about his life? Or the life of his comrades who were killed with him? This is about Cindy, and her conscription at the hands of the antis, and it's really that simple.

Arianna spends some time criticizing the still in draft form Iraqi Constitution. I can’t help but think that the lefties have misunderestimated GW once again, but it should be interesting to watch as history unfolds before our eyes. Either way, it’s still too early to make an informed comment on, but I’m sure when the dust clears we’ll have something to report. For a little bit of perspective, why don't you in the media check on how long it took US to come up with our Constitution. If I remember my history correctly, it took much longer than 6 months.

Once again, the trend continues. If you question the leftists kooks and ask them to clarify statements they’ve made in the past or ask them to clarify the ties that they have to extremist groups then you’re smearing them. I think that the left was so used to not ever having to debate for the last 40 years they don’t know how.

For example:

"Cindy Sheehan returns to Crawford as the smear machine has moved into overdrive. Its talking points are now in the mouths of supposedly neutral anchors. Example: Norah O'Donnell subbing for Chris Matthews, on Hardball, referred to those at Camp Casey as "anti-war extremists."

Um, Arianna, I’ve been to Camp Cindy. (I think that’s an even better name than Camp Sheehan as I’ve been referring to the hippies in the ditch), and I don’t know what planet you live on dahling, but if those weren’t anti-war extremists maybe you should adjust your bifocals. People who post signs showing the battered, torn, and bloody remains of small children are not what I would call moderates, dahling.

23 August 2005

Behind enemy lines

I've had a few folks here at home (who know me well) ask just how I snuck behind enemy lines at the anti's demonstration this weekend. Knowing that I'm handsome, charming, intelligent, mostly clean cut, and a regular bather, I knew that I could have a tough time behind enemy lines fitting in.

Drawing on years of OSS training, and my time as a member of the resistance back in the big one, I came up with the perfect disguise.

Know your enemy

The war rages on.

Doing some research on the Crawford Peace House and those who support them, I surfed onto the Dallas Peace Center. Called the "oldest and largest peace and justice organization in North Texas." Their mission "is based on a vision of reconciliation: to promote education, dialogue and action for peace and justice."

Man, just reading that alone makes me want to go sip a latte and go hug a tree.

Digging through the archives of their "Dallas Peace Times", I came across this entertaining story.

Firing the imagination with Peace Minutes
by Brynne Sissom


Now, Mr. Sissom explains in some detail just what a "peace minute" is: "I have been constructing my project called Peace Minutes over the last year. Peace Minutes is a series of short radio spots written on the subject of peace."

Ok, radio spots on the subject of peace. Great. And let's take a look at that first spot, shall we? I mean, there's plenty of "peace" stuff to write about:

Terrorists assassinating American prisoners;
Terrorists blowing up school kids in Chechnya;
Terrorists blowing up things in Australia;
Terrorists hacking the heads of hostages; etc etc etc. Lots to choose from.

And what does the first "peace minute" focus on??

Wait for it

Global Warming!! That's right dear readers, Global Warming is now a topic of peace:

"During hurricane season this past autumn, employees of FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, spoke candidly of the potential of a hurricane with the fury of Andrew to result in the death of tens of thousands in the event it were to strike New Orleans. In the aftermath of 9/11, the administration was criticized for not taking appropriate action based on advance knowledge that a threat existed. In the case of global warming, the threat is apparent, so where is the action?"

So, if there is any doubt in your mind on who is supporting Ms. Sheehan's efforts in Crawford, give the Dallas Peace House a read. I continue to find them to be most enlightening. Prominently displayed on the front page of their website is an upcoming lecture series (actually, one of which has already happened. The title of their lecture series will be sure to entertain you:

Terrorism: Theirs and Ours

So, the United States is a terrorist nation? Do I really need to say anything?

Session 1:

August 17, 7:00 p.m.: Israel’s New War?
Center for Community Cooperation
2900 Live Oak St.
"An investigation of Israeli right-wing extremists who are girding for battle to stop Ariel Sharon’s plan to withdraw from Gaza."

And, you just have to love this one. Those right wing extremists sure weren’t very good at stopping Ariel Sharon’s plan to get out of Gaza, were they?

They are not on our side, people.

Ben and Jerry's founder pays for PR firm for mother of fallen son

Dang it. What's that tree-hugging dirty hippie doing in my ice cream? I really, really like Cherry Garcia, but haven't had any in a year or so (watching my schoolboy figure, ya know). Nonetheless, it's pretty much it when it comes to fat-filled, sinful indulgence. But this really frosts my cake:
The PR firm working for Cindy Sheehan as she protests outside President Bush's ranch in Texas campaigning over the death of her son killed in Iraq has been paid for by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
70 Gs. 70K. $70,000. So far. Wonder where all those nice, professional-looking signs and flags came from? Wonder who organized the shuttle buses and porta-potties?

Yeah, this is a real grassroots effort, alright. And I'm the Pope on weekends and holidays.

Boycotting's WAY too good for 'em. Any suggestions on how we might be able to get the word out on who's financing this bunch of America-hating neo-hippie liberal mouth-breathers?

Props to Dubiously D for the link.

22 August 2005

More on Cindy

I've decided that one of my missions in life is going to be to get the word out on Cindy Sheehan, grieving mother turned anti-war hero.

Upon surfing the web prior to my visit to Camp Sheehan (I refuse to call the camp "Camp Casey". Casey Sheehan died a hero in the service of his country. His mother is doing nothing but dishonoring his legacy), I came across a brand new anti war organization, Gold Star Mothers Against the War. Cindy of course, is one of the founding members. Never mind the fact that she has taken one of our country's most sacred symbols - the gold star used to identify that your family had suffered a loss in WWII - and turned it into an anti-war propaganda symbol. Again, nice touch Cindy.

On their website, http://www.gsfp.org/ , Cindy has a rambling column entitled “A lie of historic proportions.” As Sun Tzu has told us, know your enemy. I encourage you to read her article for yourself.

All of it.

If it doesn’t become quite clear to you just what she stands for, there’s something wrong with you.

The first few paragraphs detail in her opinion, that we went to war because Saddamm is a bad man.

“After all of the hand-shaking and weapon brokering, when did Saddam become such a bad guy to Bush, Cheney, Halliburton and Co.? “

Ok, for starters, Saddamm became someone we had to remove from power after 9/11. Secondly, you see the old tired and usual ritual explanation that we went to war to make Halliburton rich. I’m sure Cindy realizes there are but two companies in the entire world that conduct operations on the scale that is needed in Iraq. One of them is Halliburton. The other one is a French company. Needless to say, after the manner in which our ’friends’ the French have been treating us, we weren’t going with the frogs.

The next thing that you will notice is that nowhere in the entire rambling article will you find any reference at all to the fact that the Islamic fascists have done anything to bring the war to them. Not a peep. It’s almost as if the United States just woke up one morning and decided that we’d start bombing the crap out of some third world country.

Pulled right from the pages of Mikey Moore’s website, Cindy brings up WMD’s rather in passing:

“We also know that Iraq was not about WMD’s. They weren’t there and they weren’t going to be there for at least a decade, by all reports.”

Let’s take this at face value. Let’s say Saddamm didn’t have WMD’s or the capability to manufacture them. And let’s say we didn’t go to war in Iraq and he was still in power. A decade down the road, what do you think the world would be like with a nuclear Iraq, actively supporting terrorism around the world? What do you think THAT war would look like Ms. Sheehan? Or, do you think good ole Saddamm would accept your offers for food and not war?

Cindy completely discounts the argument that bringing a semblance of democracy to Iraq is a good thing:

“The Lie of Historic Proportions also cost me my peace of mind, I do not feel free and I do not feel like I live in a democracy.”

I wonder if she voted? And, for the record Cindy, we live in a Republic. This is the state of liberalism today. If you say what they want, then you’re a supporter of free speech. If you make actions that they support, then we’re living in the greatest country in the world, and if you choose to make actions that they do not support, then we’re all living in Nazi Germany. You can’t have it both ways folks. You can’t compare the treatment of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghrab with western prisoners getting their heads hacked off. You can’t sit there and complain about people attacking you when all they are doing is using you own words and actions. That’s not attacking. That’s debating. Speaking of debate, the pro-Bushies in Crawford invited the Peace House to a public debate. And you know what? The Peace House turned it down, stating that they had no interest in debating someone who’s opinions were different than their own.

She tells us that we’re really not fighting a war on terror in Iraq:

“One of the other great deceits that is being perpetuated on the American public and the world is that this occupation is to fight terrorism: If we don’t fight terrorism in Iraq then we will have to fight it “on our streets.” In fact, terrorist attacks have skyrocketed in Iraq and all over the world.”

Actually, I think this is one of the more brilliant aspects of the War on Terror. Terrorists are flocking to Iraq in droves to fight the infidel. And they are being slaughtered like the lambs they are. If you think that this is not a GOOD THING, maybe we should question just whose side you’re on.

She goes on to essentially call Bush and the United States government terrorists and criminals. I wonder if she realizes that by doing this, she is also calling her own son a criminal and a terrorist? And if she thinks she is not, then maybe she should talk to the vets across the street from her little protest. They seem to be under the impression that Cindy is calling all of them war criminals. I think that we have long since passed the time when we could say that Cindy was acting naively or unknowingly. She knows what she is doing and if you think that our enemies are not buoyed by her comments, then I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll sell you.

As I write this, I can’t help but recall some of the signs on display at Camp Sheehan. The one that stated “Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam” keeps popping into my brain. Are these people really saying that they would like to see the United States humiliated and leave Iraq? Are these people really saying that they would like to see almost 60,000 of our troops killed? Are these people really saying that they would like to see an America whose influence is weakened in the world? Are they saying that they want to see millions of people killed when we leave Iraq? Are they saying that they wish for a day when our politicians ran the war, and not our generals? Or, are they just wishing for the good ole days when the hippies and anti’s were able to sway public opinion and wielded considerable power in our country? Regardless of their rationality or reasoning, these people must be stopped, and stopped now. Write your congressmen. Write your Senators, and write your local news stations. Tell them that you don’t support the actions of a few dirty hippies and that the President has your support.

I’m going to stay on top of this one. I think that as DC pointed out, we are not just fighing a war in Iraq. We are fighting a war here as well. Whose side are you on?