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July 30, 2005

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Okay....it seems to be working smoothly once again after pulling my hair out over miscellaneous MT tags.

If anyone has any problems - other than problems associated with viewing this site in IE6, lemme know.

UPDATE: Now if I can get the fracking comments to 'pop up' like they used to instead of switching to another screen......grrrr.

UPDATE II: I think I've got most of the details taken care of now - just trying to figure out how to 'offset' some of the text.

Click on those Google Ads on the left - Mikey needs a new kidney!!

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July 27, 2005

Template Tweeking

I'm trying to change the format of my blog from two column to three column.

I'm getting assistance from the Munuvian Universe and there will be some tweeking required, so be patient with the work-in-progress.....it's a pain in the butt, however it's something that I've been working towards for a long time.

UPDATE: I've gotten most of the problems sorted out, but if you're getting 'overlapping', it is probably because you're using Internet Explorer (I got the same thing when I logged on using my kid's computer).

Quite honestly, I'm not sure how to fix that since I've been using Mozilla Firefox for the last year. I'll see what I can do about that....

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End of the Story?

Soledad cross measure wins; issue will still head to court

SAN DIEGO – City voters decided Tuesday that the Mount Soledad cross should be the federal government's to bear.

Proposition A, aimed at preserving the cross on public land in La Jolla, easily exceeded the two-thirds threshold it needed to pass.

But voters won't have the final word. The controversy heads back to court next month.

Two court dates are scheduled in the next three weeks. A Superior Court judge will examine the ballot measure's constitutionality Aug. 12, and a federal judge will hear cross-related arguments Aug. 15.


Great....another ballot initiative that passed be a huge margin gets a chance to be overturned by a single judge.

Damn - is it really that offensive to this athiest dork that initially whined about it!?!

Smash has more on this and it's well put.

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July 25, 2005

Jane Fonda Stumbles, Regresses 33 Years

By way of Michelle Malkin (68 days and still no response to emails), comes a 'shocking' announcment.

Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.

"I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said.

Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter.

They plan to return to the Santa Fe area, where she was promoting her book, "My Life So Far" on Saturday.

Prompted by a question from the audience, Fonda said war veterans that she has met on a nationwide book tour have encouraged her to break her silence on the Iraq war.

"I've decided I'm coming out," she said.

Hundreds of people in the audience cheered loudly when Fonda announced her intentions to join the anti-Iraq war movement.

"I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam," she said. "I carry a lot of baggage from that."

And the sad part is that recently I saw her latest movie - Monster-in-Law and tried (and suceeded) to suspend my opinions on her during the Vietnam War while I watched the movie. I enjoyed the movie and walked away thinking that maybe - just maybe - she had changed, especially since she's a born-again Christian....maybe I misjudged her and should give her the benefit of the doubt because she was young & stupid back in the 70s.

I was quite throughly mistaken.

Now she's ramping up to become part of the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ 2005. We'll have to wait and see if she does something stupid now like she did in 1972 - the action that earned her the nickname 'Hanoi Jane'.

Jane you ignorant dipstick: get your shit wired and you might want to rethink this 'cross-country bus tour'...

UPDATE: La Shawn Barber make a suggestion to Jane that I wish I had thought of:

I dare you to go to Iraq, pose for pictures with Islamofascists, and trash your country.

Fonda may be an old fool (I’m just guessing), but she’s wise enough to know a trip to an Islamofascist camp may be hazardous to her presently-attached head.

And the odd thing is: she just may do that.

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July 24, 2005

I Didn't Think...

...it was possible for someone to be sooooo out-of-touch with their actions and their results, but I was wrong.

Former President Bill Clinton on a recent visit to Rwanda:

Clinton regrets personal failure on Rwanda genocide

"I express regret for my personal failure," he said before touring the museum, which features graphic images of people being decapitated and bodies twitching on the road.


Clinton apologized on a previous visit to Rwanda in 1998 for not recognizing the crime of genocide.

Personal failure? Personal!?

Bill, I don't think that over 100,000 people being butchered is a Personal. It's more like a GIGANTIC failure on you and your entire administration - the kind that will not be overlooked for a long, long time.

Congratulations President Ass-Hat - you must be quite proud of yourself. And with this last little bit of presidential-style ass-hattedness, I'll quote Darth Vader from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi:

Now your failure is complete!

Bill, congratulations - you're the Current Dipstick of the Week!

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July 22, 2005


Can't remember where I saw/heard this (maybe Dick Morris?), but the Democrats are playing the part as expected:

Democrats Demand Legal Papers

Democrats said yesterday they will demand that the Bush administration hand over internal legal memorandums written by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. while he was a government lawyer -- something the White House has refused to do in the past.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said he broached the topic during a meeting yesterday with Judge Roberts, who replied that any decision about his writings as deputy solicitor general would be made by the White House.

Republicans on Capitol Hill said the request is not likely to be granted.

Demands for those same documents -- deemed legally privileged by this and previous administrations -- led to the rejection of Miguel Estrada, an earlier Bush nominee to a lower court.

Democrats have used this tactic to stall the nomination of John R. Bolton, Mr. Bush's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations.

Some Republicans said yesterday that the demands may be early signs of a stealth campaign by Democrats to kill the Supreme Court nomination by demanding documents they know they won't get -- a strategy one Republican termed "Estradification."

It's almost like watching a mouse run through a maze.

Now the next stage of this will be the shrill cries of 'Extremism' that will echo through the halls of Congress followed by someone in the House of Representatives (probably Nancy Pelosi (D-Moonbat)) announcing that 'democracy is in danger of being exterminated'.

While I haven't really thought much about John Roberts being nominated to the Supreme Court, this type of knee-jerk reaction is sad - expected, predicted, and sad.

ADDENDUM: Writer Keith Thompson is thinking along the same lines as I am about this....

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July 21, 2005

'Bout Time!

Somebody in New York nadded up for this:

Police to Check Bags on NYC Subways

NEW YORK -- Police will begin random searches of bags and packages carried by people entering city subways, officials announced Thursday after a new series of bomb attacks in London.

Passengers carrying bags will be selected at random before they pass through turnstiles, and those who refuse to be searched won't be allowed to ride, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

"We just live in a world where, sadly, these kinds of security measures are necessary," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "Are they intrusive? Yes, a little bit. But we are trying to find that right balance."

The announcement drew complaints from civil liberties advocates in a city where an estimated 4.5 million passengers ride the subway on an average weekday. The system has more than 468 subway stations _ most with multiple entrances _ and the flood of commuters hurrying in and out of stations during rush hour can be overwhelming.

Kelly stressed that officers posted at subway entrances would not engage in racial profiling, and that passengers are free to "turn around and leave." He also downplayed the possibility of bottlenecks at subway entrances.

Officials declined to specify how frequently the checks would occur. The inspections are scheduled to be in place by rush hour on Friday. Authorities said bus and commuter train passengers will also be checked.

Random my ass - check everyone's bags. And profile everyone 'till the cows come home.

And of course the ACLU is about to have a litter of kittens over this 'heinous infringement of civil liberties'; maybe the head of the ACLU should be made to view the carnage from two weeks ago in London...in person before he/she start spouting off about crap like this.

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More Terrorist Attacks in London

We Stand by Britain

Damn...not again:

Blasts hit London again, 2 weeks after bombings

LONDON (Reuters) - Four small coordinated explosions hit London's bus and underground train network on Thursday, injuring one person, exactly 2 weeks after bombers killed more than 50 people in the British capital.

Part of the underground network was shut, but police said the emergency was not as serious as 2 weeks ago as it became clear that the attacks had either failed altogether or lacked the lethal sophistication of the July 7 bombs.

Prime Minister Tony Blair called for calm.

London police chief Ian Blair told reporters: "We know that we've had four explosions or attempts at explosions. It is still pretty unclear what's happened ... The bombs appear to be smaller than the last occasion."

He said some devices appeared not to have gone off properly and only one person had been reported injured.

As with the July 7th terrorist attacks, there will be more news and information coming out as the police assertain exactly what happens.

I take back all the British jokes and slams that I've made in the past. This American will stand by Britain - always.

(Union Jack picture glommed from Citizen Smash)

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AMF Michael

First Madonna, now Michael Jackson:

Michael Jackson wants to move to Berlin -newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Michael Jackson wants to move to Berlin because he has fallen in love with the city, his father Joe told Germany's Bild newspaper on Thursday.

The mass-circulation paper and several German dailies said the U.S. pop star, who dangled his baby from the railing of a fourth-floor hotel window on a 2002 visit, was fond of Berlin's zoo, the beauty of nearby Potsdam and supportive European fans.

"Michael Jackson is going to become a Berliner!" Bild wrote on top of its front page. "His father is already looking for a house. The King of Pop wants to move to Berlin -- his father tells Bild in an interview."

I wonder what the penalties for child porn and pedophilia are in Germany. Could they be more lenient than California?

Well, in any case - you can have him Germany.

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July 20, 2005

Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Now here's someone taking action about the border:

Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act of 2005

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chairman of the Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship subcommittee, and U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security subcommittee, introduced comprehensive border security and immigration reform legislation on Tuesday.

The Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act of 2005 will dramatically strengthen enforcement, bolster border security, and comprehensively reform our immigration laws. The key components of the bill include enhanced border security and interior enforcement, employer accountability, and reform that addresses temporary workers and the current illegal population.

“This bill strengthens our border enforcement and comprehensively reforms our immigration system,” Sen. Cornyn said. “We need both stronger enforcement and reasonable reform of our immigration laws.”

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RIP James Doohan


Beam Me Up Scotty of 'Star Trek' Dead at 85

LOS ANGELES — James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

I know it's a cliche - especially now - but here it is:

He's dead Jim!

Rest in Peace James Doohan - you will be missed and remembered for a long time by a lot of adoring fans.

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July 19, 2005


Word up yo!

Ebonics be back in bidness

Ebonics, a dialect of American English spoken by many blacks, was recognized as a separate language by the Oakland, Calif., school board in 1996.


"For many of these students Ebonics is their language, and it should be considered a foreign language. These students should be taught like other students who speak a foreign language."

Texeira acknowledged there are African Americans who disagree with her.

"They say that [black students] are lazy and that they need to learn to talk," she said.

Tru dat yo...

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BFL in the News

Here's a story (the first I believe) about the California Bear Flag League and it's current and future impact on California politics & life:

These political bloggers are not out of their league

My visit here was to speak to and observe a gathering of the Bear Flag League, a loose network of conservative bloggers who are based in California and write frequently about state policy and politics. Formed by a half-dozen pioneers during the campaign to recall Gov. Gray Davis in 2003, the league now lists more than 100 members from throughout the state.

None of them are famous, or even particularly well known. Most probably get only a few hundred or at best a couple of thousand visitors to their sites on an average day. But multiply those little clusters of readers by the 100 blogs in this group and pretty soon you are talking about real numbers. A political story covered in all of these blogs would probably be read by more people than one of my columns published in The Bee.

Justene Adamec, a La Canada lawyer whose Calblog (www.calblog.com) was one of the league's founding members, said she had no idea in the summer of 2003 that the little group she helped formed would grow so fast and so big. She now sees the alliance as a potential force in that newly forming and fast-evolving place where citizen journalism meets political activism.

The BFL had a conference this past weekend up in Pasadena. Sadly, I was not able to attend.

It's nice to see that the BFL isn't just a collection of misfit toys here in California.

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July 18, 2005


Something I just received in my Inbox....

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of about 2,000 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.

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Well Duh!

You Are 82% American
You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges. Tough and independent, you think big. You love everything about the US, wrong or right. And anyone who criticizes your home better not do it in front of you!

(Nicely glommed from Da Goddess)

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July 16, 2005

Quartet of Terror

Image of bombers' deadly journey

Police have released a CCTV image of the four London bombers as they set out from Luton on their bombing mission.

They have also confirmed the names of all four men for the first time.

Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Germaine Lindsay, 19, Hasib Hussain, 18, and Shahzad Tanweer, 22, were pictured in Luton at 0720 BST on Thursday 7 July.

Three bombs exploded on the London underground at 0850 BST, and one on a bus at 0947. Fifty-five people died, including the four bombers.

The picture was released in an attempt to find out more about their final movements.

Peter Clarke, head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch, said: "The investigation continues on many fronts, but we have been very grateful for the contribution made by the public in response to our previous appeals.

I'm thinking that since the homicide bombers/terrorists have been identified the Brits should take a cue from the Israelis: bulldoze their houses....

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Red is Postive

From Linda at Something...And Half of Something comes a quick answer to the constent whine about treatment of prisoners:

Works for me....

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July 15, 2005

Geek Nirvana

I have been waiting since January for this evening. Tonight is when the season premieres of:

all happen on the Sci Fi Channel.

[/geek laughter]

UPDATE: It was a great three hours - even more if you caught the 'Sci Fi Friday' special before Stargate SG-1.

The inclusion of new characters in Stargate SG-1 is very appealing. Will they blossom into great characters? My opinion is that they will; it'll be awkward for a while, but they will.

I do not like what they're doing to Lt. Ford in Stargare Atlantis, but I'm hoping that the writers have a bigger purpose for this in mind in future episodes as I'm sure that this is a fragment of the story arc and that it'll come back together for something good.

Best line of the night
Bitch stole my ride!
- Lt. Thrace aka Starbuck after a wounded Cylon Boomer on Caprica flies away in the recovered Cylon Attacker craft.

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More Dictation?

Here is something I heard about on the radio yesterday that will just make you want to throw something....another Third-World cesse pool dictating to the United States.

It concerns some testimony given to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of border security.

The man testifying was former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda and he made his point very clear: there can never be a 'secure border' without the help of Mexico and that help will only come when three 'conditions' are met:

  • amnesty for all Mexicans living illegally in the U.S.
  • the admission of some 5 million additional Mexican citizens to the U.S. over the next 10 years
  • massive increases in U.S. aid to that country
The official said if such reform is enacted, Mexico would offer "tough" but "non-coercive" assistance in the effort to prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. via Mexico.
How do you say 'kiss my ass' in Spanish?

Oooh, I have a better idea: put the National Guard from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas on the border with express orders to enforce the border, i.e., shoot anyone crossing illegally.

THAT will be harsh, but very effective. And it'll send a message to Senor Castenada: We don't need your stinking bad-jeez!!

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United Nations Absurdity

Here's a glimpse into the *cough* workings of the United Nations and it's panel that was created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future and we're talking Keystone Cops type mentality:

U.N. Panel Presents 4 Internet Options

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate.

The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops.

In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information Society" summit.


Developing countries have been frustrated that Western countries that got on the Internet first gobbled up most of the available addresses required for computers to connect, leaving developing nations to share a limited supply.

And some countries want faster approval of domain names in non-English characters - China even threatened a few years ago to split the Internet in two and set up its own naming system for Chinese.

I love that part - '...Western countries that got on the Internet first gobbled up most of the available addresses'. Here's a clue alert: the Western nations MADE the Internet; you 'developing nations' need to get your shit wired first before you start dictating policy to the nation that created the freaking Internet.

Damn....that's like Lichtenstein telling the United States how to manage it's space programs. Just beyond absurd.

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July 14, 2005

Dipstick of the Week II

By way of Citizen Smash comes the next finalist for 'Dipstick of the Week':

Say What?

THE SAN DIEGO DEMOCRATS have gone out of their effing minds.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the San Diego Democratic Central Committee asks Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld...
In the 2004 Presidential Election, Bush beat Kerry in San Diego County by six percentage points. Regardless of how they feel about the Iraq War, local Democrats should be working on outreach, not pushing away potential crossover voters.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

I'm thinking that a couple of people there have stopped taking their court-ordered medications.....

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The Horror

Guantanamo interrogators forced male suspect to wear bra

UNITED States interrogators at Guantanamo Bay subjected a suspected terrorist to abusive and degrading treatment, forcing him to wear a bra, dance with another man and behave like a dog, military investigators said yesterday.

Oh the horror.

Will anti-war protesters start wearing bras to 'simulate' this torture like they do with Abu Grahib prisoners knealing with hoods on? I'm sure it'll be a first for some of those female protesters....

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July 13, 2005

Dane Takes a Stand

By way of Michelle Malking comes a great story of a Danish pizzeria owner who actively told French and German tourists that they were not welcome in his resturant.

For his stand on the War on Terror and his contempt for France and Germany, he was fined and now jailed for his opinion:

Pizzeria Owner Jailed for Refusing to Serve French, German Tourists in Iraq Protest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Danish pizzeria owner was jailed Tuesday for refusing to serve French and German tourists in protesting their countries' opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

A Danish court found Aage Bjerre guilty of discrimination and fined him $900. Bjerre refused to pay, and will now serve an eight-day sentence.

"I'm doing it to show my sympathy with the United States. It shows how seriously I mean it," he told The Associated Press by telephone. "But one should also remember that eight days is a small price to pay when American soldiers go to Iraq and risk their limbs and lives."

In February 2003, before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Bjerre posted two signs barring Germans and French from his pizzeria on Denmark's western island of Fanoe. His refusal to serve them drew criticism in this Scandinavian country, where the government supported the war while its citizens were split.

Bravo Mr. Bjerre!!

Aage is now starting up an Internet-based business here; stop by and check it out.

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Karl Rove - Blabbermouth?

Bush Won't Comment on Rove During Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush said Wednesday that he will withhold judgment about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in leaking the identity of a CIA agent until a federal criminal investigation into the matter is complete.

"This is a serious investigation," Bush said at the end of a meeting with his Cabinet, with Rove sitting just behind him. "I will be more than happy to comment on this matter once this investigation is complete.

"I also will not prejudge the investigation based on media reports," he said, when asked whether Rove acted improperly in discussing CIA officer Valerie Plame with a reporter.

Rove talked about Plame - without using her name - in a July 11, 2003, conversation with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper. Cooper wrote an article that identified her.

I've held off commenting about this for two reasons:
  1. The investigation is still chugging along, and
  2. I nor anyone else for all practical purposes aren't in possession of all of the facts.
But I will tell you something that occured to me this morning while watching the news: if it was indeed Karl Rove that 'outted' Valerie Plame, wouldn't those that are in the 'know' want to immediately narc him out? While I don't know about the Time magazine reporter, surely Judith Miller of The New York Times would prefer to bring shame upon the Bush administration and avoid jail, right?

Like I said - it's just an observation that I made this morning. And in my opinion, Rove isn't some third- or fourth-rate White House slacker - he's quite the player in the political arena and as such, isn't going to do something as stupid as confide in the freaking media about such a sensitive item.

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UPDATE: As I said before, the investigation is still on-going, but here is something to ponder since all of this information is in the public record.

YES I realize it is from the GOP, but the quotes are legitimate.

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July 09, 2005

NYTimes Desecrated

You know that a story/continued myth is about as interesting as watching paint dry when it is highlighted by ScrappleFace:

Jailed Journalist Reports NY Times Desecration
by Scott Ott

(2005-07-09) -- Law enforcement authorities in major U.S. cities put riot police on high alert today after recently-jailed journalist Judith Miller complained that prison guards had desecrated her copy of The New York Times.

"We know that journalists worship the Times," said one deputy police chief, "If they take to the streets in protest, things could get ugly fast."

Ms. Miller, who works for the Times' counter-intelligence department, told an unnamed visitor that her copy of the revered 'Gray Lady' had been carelessly tossed on the floor, handled by a conservative Republican jailer (who she called 'an infidel') and may have been used as a lining for a cat's litter box.

"They did everything but flush it down the toilet," she said. "They have no respect for the 'paper of record', may it publish forever, nor for the wise and powerful ones who create this daily miracle."

Wednesday, a judge sentenced Ms. Miller to jail for obstructing a federal investigation into who leaked the identity of a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame, who also posed for pictures in a top-secret issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

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July 08, 2005

V-22 Osprey Testing

By way of John Little at Blogs of War comes a peek inside the V-22 Osprey

Saving the Pentagon's Killer Chopper-Plane
22 years. $16 billion. 30 deaths. The V-22 Osprey has been an R & D nightmare. But now the dream of a tilt-rotor troop transport could finally come true.

Tiltrotor.jpgThe Osprey's rotors, pointing upward, dig into the air with an earsplitting thrum. The 16.5-ton aircraft rises to 15 feet. It floats for half a minute, then tilts its rotors and slides 300 feet to the right. Then to the left. The three-man crew is checking tolerances at low hover. "See how smooth it flies?" says Scott Trail, shouting over the prop noise. Trail, a major in the Marines, is one of a dozen test pilots on the Osprey, and, like MacDonald, he's a big fan. Three years ago he flew troops into Afghanistan in Sea Knights, the Vietnam-era transport helicopter. Twice as old as most of the guys on board, the Sea Knights were so creaky that Trail could carry only eight passengers at a time (even though the chopper has seats for 24).

"Watch this," he says. The Osprey starts to move forward, gathering speed like a dragster tearing down the track. The nacelles start to rotate forward - 10 degrees, 30, 70, 90 - until the helicopter has morphed into an airplane and is roaring at 290 miles per hour. In 15 seconds the conversion is complete. The plane shoots skyward and disappears over the horizon.

Good stuff. Makes me wish I worked down at Pax River.

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Dukes of Hazzard

I saw the preview for this recently and was surprised to see that they kept the General Lee in it's original form. That is - they're not PC: there's a Confederate flag on the roof of the car.

Now, I've grown up in the South and I personally do not equate racism with the Johnny Reb flag. I've always looked upon it as a sign of southern pride - not for starting the freakin Civil War - but for being part of a sub-culture that's recognized all over the world. A sub-culture that prides itself on its cooking, its weather, its beautiful countryside (no pun intended), and its hospitality.

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Tea for Two?

By way of Drudge:


IF this is true, what was going to be a spirited battle of ideologies has now become a protracted campaign for the future of the Court.

And I'm not gonna touch this until a/the candidiate(s) are announced.

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Cleaning House

Okay, it's been almost a year since I emigrated to the MuNuvian Universe (thanks once again Ms. Stevie!!) and I think it's time to clean up my blogroll.

Several of the links lead to basically abandoned blogs/sites, i.e., no posts in several months.

Does anyone have a suggestion for blogs they really dig? And remember that I do have a California Bear League blogroll further down so anyone in the BFL is covered.

UPDATE: Putting this back on top so that it isn't lost.

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Arabs fear backlash after London bombings

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab newspapers urged Britain on Friday not to turn against Arabs and Muslims after bloody bomb attacks in London blamed on al Qaeda Islamist militants.

While all editorials condemned the onslaught, some linked it to Britain's part in the Iraq invasion or its backing for a U.S.-declared "war on terror," which, they said, ignores the injustice of occupation fueling militancy in the Middle East.

The Friday prayer preacher in Tehran said Britain, which has said Thursday's attacks bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda, should remember that Osama bin Laden's group was a U.S. creation.

Beirut's English-language Daily Star predicted that Muslims would suffer more discrimination after the carnage in London.

"In spite of the fact that all acts of 'Islamic' terrorism blatantly contradict Islamic teachings, such acts serve to further distort the image of Muslims and Islam," it said.

Gee....I wonder why this is so.

Let's review, shall we:

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July 07, 2005

Animals - Just Fucking Animals

An idea that I got from Michelle Malkin - flying the Union Jack today.

God Damn:

Four London Blasts Kill 40, Injure 350

LONDON - Four blasts rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending bloodied victims fleeing in the worst attack on London since World War II. At least 40 people were killed, U.S. officials said, and more than 390 wounded in the terror attacks.

A clearly shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called the coordinated attacks "barbaric" and said they were designed to coincide with the G-8 summit opening in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Barbaric is right.

Fucking animals.

Pardon my breach of decorum by dropping the F-bomb, but it was the first thing out of my mouth this morning when I saw it reported on television. And it seems to be the appropriate word to describe such a low, cowardly act.

And the thing that boggles me is that while these fucking animals perpetrate this level of warfare, we (the United States) get hassled 24/7 for touching a freakin Koran? WTF....

I know it's early and it'll be days or even weeks before a clearer picture is available, but I'm betting that there will be a serious backlash against Muslims in the United Kingdom - there is already 'warnings' out which will be followed by the shrill outcry from fringe Muslim groups and segments of the Barking Moonbat Brigade about 'tolerance' and 'not jumping to conclusions' - that type of warm, fuzzy feel-good crap.

And the most ominous thing to come will be the thundering silence from most Muslim/Arab groups. The kind of silence that speaks volumes...

I don't envy the people of London or of the United Kingdom for in the weeks and months to come, they too will have to recover and bring life back to their society after these attacks. And they'll have to do it while keeping a smile on their faces as some will mock them.

UPDATE: Speaking of mocking people and of making no sense in the middle of a crisis:

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.


The freakin dust hasn't even settled and this clown is already spewing about Iraq.

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July 06, 2005


Davey is laying it down:

Conservative Independence

I am leaving the GOP.

You heard me right, I am giving up my status as a Republicans and registering as an Independent.


Well, I have toyed with the idea in the past, but decided against it. But I decided that it wouldn’t be wise to leave. But the Republicans have proven time and time again that they don’t have what it takes to stand up for what the party is supposed to believe in, or even stand up for themselves.

Davey, I don't blame you - not ONE-LITTLE-BIT.

I too have been toying with the idea of changing my party affiliation or just abandoning all parties in general.

Just as I 'unregistered' as a Democrat a few years back, I can do it again with the GOP.

I'm tired of the GOP following through with the same crap - time and again. In My Opinion, they're just a slightly different version of the DNC and they aren't worth the powder to blow them to Hell.

I'm with you Davey - sooner or later I'll be changing my affiliation(s).

Do you hear what's happening President Bush? Keep up this crap and the GOP is sure to loose seats in Congress in 2006 and that prime chunk of real estate at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008.

Davey and I are but two individuals that are just fed up with this situation. Now: multiply that by about several hundred THOUSAND people and you're got a situation on your hands.

Final Word to the GOP: Get your shit wired!

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Lying doesn't pay:

Rapper Lil' Kim Gets a Year for Perjury

NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.

While many rappers have served time in prison, Lil' Kim is the first big-name female to do so.

Lil' Kim (real name: Kimberly Jones) could have gotten up to 20 years - five years each on three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy - at her sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gerard Lynch. She was convicted of the charges in March.

Lil' Kim, who turns 30 next week, was the sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G. As a solo artist, she has become known for her revealing outfits and raunchy lyrics. She won a Grammy in 2001 for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade."

The rapper told the grand jury she did not notice two of her close friends at the scene of the shootout - her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif Jackson, known as "Gutta." Both have pleaded guilty to gun charges.

Jurors at Lil' Kim's trial saw radio station security photos that depicted Butler opening a door for the rap star, and two witnesses who once made records with Lil' Kim said they saw her at the station with Butler and Jackson.

The gun battle happened outside WQHT-FM, known as Hot 97, when Lil' Kim's entourage crossed paths with a rival rap group, Capone-N-Noreaga.

Lil' Kim's group confronted the others about the Capone-N-Noreaga song "Bang, Bang" that contained an insult to Lil' Kim from rival Foxy Brown. One man was hurt in the shootout that followed.

Sorry, I have no pity for Lil Kim. She lied and she got caught in that lie. Now she's going to jail for a year.

I'm guessing she'll treat this as 'research' and bust out some Gangsta material when she's released.

As one of the girls in my daughter's Girl Scout troop would say: Busticated!!

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Stockdale Passes

War hero, politician James Stockdale dead at 81
POW, Medal of Honor winner ran for vice president on Perot ticket in ’92

WASHINGTON - Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale, a former prisoner of war and Ross Perot’s running mate in 1992, has died, the Navy announced Tuesday. He was 81.

The Navy did not provide a cause of death but said he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He died at his home in Coronado, Calif.

In the 1992 presidential election, Stockdale became independent candidate Perot’s vice presidential running mate, initially as a stand-in on the ticket but later as the candidate.

Stockdale gave a stumbling performance in the nationally televised vice-presidential debate against Dan Quayle and Al Gore and later said he didn’t feel comfortable in the public eye.

During the debate, he commented on an exchange between Quayle and Gore:

“I think America is seeing right now the reason this nation is in gridlock. The trickle-downs and the tax-and-spends, or whatever you want to call them, are at sword’s point.”

When Perot ran again in 1996 as the candidate of his Reform Party, Stockdale had rejoined the Republican Party.

Stockdale was born in Abingdon, Ill., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1947.

Never met the man, but I've heard a lot about him.

Rest in Peace Admiral.

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July 05, 2005

Victory Vigil - July 2

San Diego Protest Warrior commenced it's summer operations with our first Victory Vigil on Saturday July 2nd.

There were quite a few new faces there that day and of course the regulars.

The one difference between this op and our other ones is that we weren't directly countering any anti-war protesters. This time around, we were just thanking the troops and handing out small flags and 'Support the Troops' braclets. No silencing dissenting voices here.

We were downtown and situated at 10th and 'C' Streets - prime real estate for catching people as they went to PetCo Park to watch the Padres.

I honestly cannot tell you the intense satisfaction that I get from seeing people give us a 'thumbs up' or pumping their fists in the air while leaning hard on their horns - especially from the service members we saw. It is always worth the time and effort to see those faces smiling back at us.

If you have the opportunity, join your local Protest Warrior chapter and partcipate. Yeah, you'll get some barking moonbats that feel as though your stomping their puppy to death what with giving a differing opinion, but you'll get a lot more smiles, 'thumbs up's, and 'thank yous' than anything else.

(Photo glommed from Joanie)

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July 04, 2005

Independence Day 2005

trumbull_signing_of_declaration_of_independence.jpgTWO HUNDRED and twenty-nine years ago, a new nation was born.

This new nation was an experiment in democracy, born from the ashes of a group of former colonies of the greatest empire in the 18th century. Fifty-six men signed their names to a radical document created in the summer of 1776. These men signed their names knowing that should their new nation fail to survive the revolt from the British crown, that they'd hang.

Two-hundred and twenty-nine years later that experiment in democracy is still thriving stongly.

Happy Independence Day to America and to it's citizens.

Here's hoping that everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day and that you're enjoying it with family, friends, and patriots. And if you've got some non-American friends, show them the meaning of America and how we celebrate the birthday of the Greatest Nation on the Planet....

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July 01, 2005

Support the Troops

Take a few moments to send a Trooper, Marine, Sailor, or Airman an e-mail today: America Supports You.

I did this morning and I'm hoping to hear back from whomever received my message.

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