31 October 2009

Holy Cow!

This is big news folks.... Big news.

The Republican Party needs to wake the hell up and pay attention if they want to win big in 2010. They need to stop putting RINOs up for election and return to the conservative principles that swept Reagan into office twice:

Fiscal conservatism, strong national defense and limited government.

It's not that hard to figure out fellas, and that movement won big today.

28 October 2009

Reason # 998,444,598

for telling the United Nations to kiss off.

Tell you what. When I see the UN talk about the terrorist assholes around the world violating international law for hacking people's heads off, maybe I'd be more interested in hearing what some bureaucrat at the UN thinks about our assault on scumbags around the world.

Until that point, kiss my ass.

26 October 2009

Kids these days


Dramatic video of a fireball at the bottom of an impact crater on farmland outside the town of Mazsalaca was shown all over the world, taken by a group of film students who said that they had heard the meteor strike.

But experts who examined the scene were less star-struck. Dr Ilgonis Vilks, chairman of the scientific council at the University of Latvia’s Institute of Astronomy, said: “It’s a fake. It’s very disappointing, I was full of hope coming here, but I am certain it is not a meteorite.”

Gotta say that beats the poop out of any prank I've ever done....

25 October 2009

Urban Legend: General Giap's Attribution of Vietnamese Victory to the American Press

I've gotten several fowarded copies of an email that claim that General Vo Nguyen Giap claimed that the Vietnamese were ready to surrender, but the American media turned the tide of American political opinion against the military, in effect encouraging the Vietnamese to fight on. Walter Cronkite's famous "the war is over" comment is cited as well.

Giap never said it.

Nonetheless, I believe the conjecture was true, and it was corroborated by some of Giap's contemporaries. There's a reason these urban legends resonate, and it's becuase it has the ring of truth. And it's just as true today. I'm afraid that our efforts in Afghanistan are being given the same attributes that identified the Vietnamese effort - not from a military perspective, mind you, but the same mindless droning of the press. In fact, you don't have to look too hard to find an article asking the useless question, "is Afghanistan the next Vietnam?"

I read today that "morale dips for American Marines in Afghanistan," from a UK website. I also read that an "American serviceman" died in Afghanistan. Not much more detail than that. Actually, the former article ended up with a description of all the good things that the Marines were doing. Again, this was from a UK news source, not an American one.

Be mindful of the headlines and stories that you're seeing from our own press. You will rarely hear of the good that's being done, likewise you will rarely hear about the heroes who are over there to defeat an enemy, doing the job they were trained to do, a job they volunteered for.

The liberal media wants to project its own image of reality onto the American psyche, the truth be damned.


Headlines just aren't what they used to be.