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August 31, 2005

Read the Label SWWNBN!!

You'll love this:

My Last Post from Crawford

Well, George and I are leaving Crawford today. George is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego, so he will be heading to Louisiana to see the devastation that his environmental policies and his killing policies have caused.


And, should I dare say "global warming?" and be branded as a "conspiracy theorist" on top of everything else the right-wingers say about me.

Oh SWWNBN....you really should consult a physician before mixing prescription medications. And stop taking those 'vitamins' that your controllers are pushing down your throat.

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Leo to Save Gulf States

Somehow I have a feeling that this has 'DOOM' written all over it:

NBC U Slates Katrina Benefit

The NBC Universal Television Group, which has been active in raising money during previous national disasters, has scheduled a live benefit special, A Concert For Hurricane Relief, in high-definition on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC at 8 p.m. Friday.

The hour music- and celebrity-driven broadcast will air live on the East Coast, tape delayed on the West.

The telethon, hosted by NBC's Matt Lauer, will be broadcast entirely from 30 Rock.

The special will feature performances by artists with ties to the affected areas, including Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr., and Wynton Marsalis, and feature an appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.

All viewers will be encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in support of hurricane relief through its website and donation hotline (www.redcross.org or 1-800-HELP NOW).

Don't get me wrong - I think it's a great idea to raise money to help the people of the Gulf Coast.

I just have a feeling that someone in that broadcast will say something stupid that infers that:

  1. All of this is somehow President Bush's fault, and/or
  2. President Bush could have prevented this, and/or
  3. Something totally inappropriate about the war in Iraq and/or the War on Terror.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I wouldn't put it past some of the Hollyweird morons to try and be 'in-your-face' about this.

But what will make this all-the-more special will be the special an appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio! [/retching]

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SWWNBN Death Spasms

This is almost too stupid to believe:

Cindy Sheehan to protest against Blue Angels air show in Maine

BRUNSWICK, Maine The woman leading protests against President Bush's conduct of the Iraq war will protest a Blue Angels air show in Brunswick, Maine, next month.

Bruce Gagnon (GAHNG'-yuhn) of Maine Veterans for Peace says Cindy Sheehan will be the featured guest at a protest outside the Brunswick Naval Air Station on September tenth.

Sheehan, whose son Casey died in Iraq, camped outside the president's Central Texas ranch a month ago to demand a meeting with him. The Vacaville, California, woman hasn't gotten an audience, but she attracted a lot of support. She's promised to carry her protest to Washington and beyond after Bush goes back to work.

Bush has said he sympathizes with Sheehan's loss, but thinks it would dishonor the soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq to pull out before the job is done.

Let's see - listening to a psycho lady bitch about the President not seeing her or seeing the most awesome flight demonstration team known to mankind?

Hmmmm......it's a toughy.

Gotta go with the Blues. SWWNBN has exhausted her '15 Minutes of Fame' and is IMHO trying to extend her relavence in the spotlight. Sooner or later she's gonna be one of those smelly psychos that walk along the street talking to their shoes and screaming at random objects.

I mean seriously: what would be the point in protesting the Blue Angels? Geez - I've known psycho-leftist protesters that go to watch the Blues perform and they don't say 'BOO' about it. Even my wife who 17 years ago was more 'peace-n-love'-like even enjoyed watching the show.

This actually hits a little close to 'home' for me - my father flew with the team right after it's creation back in 1946 and other than my family and my country (in that order) do I hold anything more 'near-n-dear' to my heart. I think that the only time I didn't enjoy watching the Blue Angels do a show was the one time I had a migraine headache. Almost every year I go to MCAS Miramar to watch them fly - it's never boring.

So, Ms. SWWNBN - you can officially go pound sand up your ass as far as I'm concerned.

And as far as attempting compare the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to your weak & sorry excuse for a *cough* cause is like comparing the Queen Elizabeth II to a candy wrapper floating in a cesse pool.

You don't even come CLOSE lady - not by any stretch of the imagination or in any sort of 'alternate universe'.

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Status Confirmed

By way of Citizen Smash comes an increase in the Tsunami of Tstupidity here in San Diego, specifically those Rhodes Scholars from Code Pink.

And what is it that 145% qualifies them in having that extra chromosone? They are protesting in front of Balboa Naval Hospital. I guess they didn't want to be left out of the fun since Code Pink in Washington, D.C. was (and still is) protesting in front of Walter Reed Medical Center.

No need to track this one through FedEx online - it's confirmed: they're complete morons!

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August 30, 2005

Bush Derangement Syndrome Surfaces Again

It had to happen sooner or later: the ever fun-loving Bush Derangment Syndrome (BDS) would now be attached to weather events:

Katrina Should be A Lesson To US on Global Warming

Seems like everything is President Bush's fault. One day after Katrina hammered the Gulf Coast, German commentators are laying into the US for its stubborn attitude to global warming and Kyoto.

Hurricane Katrina is big news for German commentators, whatever their ilk. For some, the powerful storm which slammed the Gulf Coast on Monday, is a symbol of the sort of environmental terrors awaiting the world thanks to global warming and proof positive that America needs to quickly reverse its policy of playing down climate change. For the more conservative, it is simply another regrettable natural catastrophe.

...a symbol of the sort of environmental terrors awaiting the world thanks to global warming??

Firebombing Dresden was an environmental terror you schmucks.

Whether these German 'commentators' have an carte blanche in throwing this crap at us right after a freakin hurricane, they might want to take a moment....reflect on their world and realize that their Mercedes Benz aren't spewing out refreshing lilac scents.

And it's not surprising to see that they were the first (I believe) to show more symptoms of BDS. I honestly thought that the Extra Chromosome Gang over at The Daily Kos or the Democratic Underground would be the first, but I was wrong....it was the Germans.

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New Orleans - Bad & Worst Seem

During most natural or man-made disasters, you see that the best in people comes out....helping strangers or the police & emergency technicians, acts of extreme bravery. The kind of stuff that gives most people that 'warm, fuzzy' feeling.

And then sometimes you see that some people are just plain leeches and will take advantage of a bad situation:

Looting Takes Place in View of La. Police

NEW ORLEANS - With much of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina, looters floated garbage cans filled with clothing and jewelry down the street in a dash to grab what they could. In some cases, looting on Tuesday took place in full view of police and National Guard troops.

At a Walgreen's drug store in the French Quarter, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers.

When police finally showed up, a young boy stood in the door screaming, "86! 86!" — the radio code for police — and the crowd scattered.

Denise Bollinger, a tourist from Philadelphia, stood outside and snapped pictures in amazement.

"It's downtown Baghdad," the housewife said. "It's insane. I've wanted to come here for 10 years. I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not."

Around the corner on Canal Street, the main thoroughfare in the central business district, people sloshed headlong through hip-deep water as looters ripped open the steel gates on the front of several clothing and jewelry stores.

One man, who had about 10 pairs of jeans draped over his left arm, was asked if he was salvaging things from his store.

"No," the man shouted, "that's EVERYBODY'S store."

I remember seeing the video of people looting everything in sight right after the LA riots in 1992. The next day, people were having yards sales to sell the stuff they looted - sometimes with the store's price stickers still on the stuff!

Why do people do this kind of crap? Are they that petty that that they'd steal a lollipop from a kid which is pretty much what this garbage amounts to, i.e., looting stores that are not protected.

I feel for the people of New Orleans after all this hit them in a very short time, but I would have no problem if the National Guard fired a few warning shots over the heads of these looters....none what-do-ever. Here's hoping that those looters pick up some nasty crap from the water....

UPDATE: Some one left a comment that quite frankly I wish I had thought of:

Where are all the foreign offers for aid in the wake of Katrina?
Seriously - does anyone seriously think that we'll be getting any sort of humanitarian aid from the rest of the world?

F*ck no!!

We'll get criticism about how we're to blame because this is a symptom of 'global whining warming' (see above post).

And the next time there's another happenstance of 'shit happens' like the tsunami in the Indian Ocean last December, expect the United States to get a steaming hot mug of why-are-you-helpin-you-f*cking-greedy-Americans???

Ah hypocrisy - it is the fabric in which the world expects us to cover them in and we're to have shit-eating grins on our faces while we do it.

(Sorry for the f-bombs and the lapse in proper/clean English.....this sort of crap makes me lose my mind sometimes...)

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Operation THANK YOU Continues...

Citizen Smash beat me to it in announcing the latest installment of Operation THANK YOU here in San Diego.

While the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ detachment here in San Diego will be doing.....something near the Hotel Del Coronado this evening, San Diego Protest Warrior will be conducting Operation THANK YOU in Coronado at the intersection of 4th Street and Orange Avenue from 5pm to 7pm.

If you're able, come join us in thanking San Diego's military for kicking ass & taking names. And remember: this isn't a poltical event, so don't bring along 'polarizing' signs. Just flags and signs that basically say 'Thank You'.

CHANGE OF PLANS: Due to the fracking eye infection getting worse, I won't be there with Proest Warrior this evening. The infection has made me so sensitive to light (for the moment) that it's not safe for me to drive; right now my face is about eight inches from the monitor.


UPDATE: This is why I hated having to miss Operation THANK YOU last night:

WITHOUT WARNING, a black SUV rounded the corner from Orange Ave. on to 4th St., slowing almost to a stop in front of our position. The rear window came down, and an elderly gentleman with gray hair, glasses, and a mischievious grin stuck his head out the window, smiled, and waved.

"Thank you!" he said to the startled group of Protest Warriors, before driving off towards San Diego.

A moment of stunned silence passed.

“Was that…”

“It was!”

“That was AWESOME!”

It was Donald Rumsfeld, in the flesh.

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First Impressions

There's nothing 'interesting' to me in the news that's worthy of blogging about, so I'm falling back on a trusted stand-by: humor.

I was reminding one of my old professors at SWC about some of the important first impressions she had to make on her students this semester from the following list.


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August 29, 2005

A Touching Moment in the Life of Cindy

This is laugh riot from Little Green Footballs.

How Phony Can They Get?

Here's an image that's supposed to make you burst into tears over the pain and suffering that Cindy Sheehan has endured. Al Sharpton - Reverend Al - is there to give comfort (and talking points) to Cindy in her hour of need.

And here's what the situation really is: a huge media orgy that's about as 'sincere' as a shark attack.

Can you say 'Crock of shit'?

What do you bet that the 'string pullers' in Camp Cindy start attempting to limit/control the access of media to prevent the facade from slipping again like this?

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August 27, 2005

Palestinian Airlines?

Something that Charles at LGF took notice of:

Palestinians Want Airplanes

Here’s yet another sob story about the Palestinians’ need for an airport: Gaza’s ghost airport awaits better days.

Construction began on the airport after the 1993 Oslo accords were signed in a bid to restore Middle East peace.

The airport functioned primarily as a hub for Arafat when he took trips to other countries.

But when the Israelis destroyed the airport, “all our dreams were stopped cold. We had projected that by 2005 we’d have flights to Paris, Frankfurt and New York,” Gharib said.

Palestinians flying airplanes into New York. Hmm. Why does that not give me a warm, cozy feeling?

Palestinians Party on September 11.

Would you like suicide-belt or non suicide-belt seating...?

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Counter-Protest at Walter Reed

By way of meatsphere friend Da Goddess comes some good news about those f*cknuggets from Code Pink that are protesting outside of Walter Reed Hospital in DC - they're being DC Freeps Take Back Walter Reed.

I'm not too keen on that label - Freepers. I'd prefer to call these folks AMERICANS.

And as for these protesting anti-war lemmings, they're in for a world of anguish should they even THINK about pulling this crap at Balboa Hospital. Considering that San Diego is a heavy military town, I don't know if these numbskulls have the cajones to do something like this, especially considering how SDPW has shut them down at almost every event in the last year.

ADDENDUM: Michelle Malkin points to someone else who was there at Walter Reed to cover the events:

Walter Reed

I didn't manage to catch it with my camera, but about 9 o'clock, a big white bus full of soldiers back from an outing pulled in. The look on their faces and the smiles they gave us was fantastic. In fact, all evening long I was shocked by how many people were honking and giving a thumbs up to us, and another finger to the Code Pink people.

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August 26, 2005

Sci Fi Friday Once Again!

The weird things you learn about a favorite show when you're digging for spoilers:

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Musical score

The score for the series was created by composer Bear McCreary, generally following the template set by Gibbs for the miniseries but adding a great number of Western influences. It includes a number of vocal pieces, including songs in Gaelic and Latin as well as a spoof Italian operatic piece entitled "Battlestar Operatica," which includes the lyrics:

Woe upon your Cylon heart
There's a toaster in your head
And it wears high heels
Number Six calls to you
The Cylon Detector beckons
Your girlfriend is a toaster
By my (mostly fruitless) search for spoilers, you might be able to discern that I'm really, really, REALLY enjoying the new Battlestar Galactica. All week long me, my wife, and my daughter wait eagerly for Friday night to roll around and not because we go out. Oh no - we plop down on the sofa and enjoy three hours of pure geekiness.

You're mileage may vary. Have a great 'geek' Friday!

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Dissection of a Moonbat

Here's a comment that I spotted over at San Diego IMC that (for the moment) hasn't been deleted. It's from one of those pathetic posts about how the Minutemen must be shut down so that illegal migrants....undocumented migrants....aliens can keep swarming across the border.

We call on people everywhere to converge on the San Diego/Tijuana region and the Mexicali/Calexico region of the Mexico/US border in order to stop the vigilante operation being planned there by the Friends of the Border Patrol, beginning on September 16th. We also call on those who cannot travel to these areas to organize solidarity actions in their home towns rejecting the Minutemen, Borders and the racist ideologies that Borders are built on.

Our goal for Sep. 16th-18th is to take action and directly shut down the Minutemen operations.

What I found interesting was that someone - somehow - managed to get a comment past the Nazi-esque censors about the incesent whining about the Minutemen:

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August 25, 2005

Plague Puppet

Well, it would seem that the 'mild infection' that I was diagnosed with last Friday has an official name: acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC).

The doctor I saw this afternoon about it called it a 'Three Doctor Disease':

  • You initially go see your doctor about the problem. They prescribe something and you go home.

  • The problem doesn't go away quickly so you go see another doctor. They prescribe more medication to deal with the problem and send you home.

  • When the problem becomes acute, you go back to the doctor for the third time and they end up telling you that you'll just have to suffer through it since there isn't anything they can do about it.
Great....my left eye looks like someone jammed a cat into it (maybe I'll put up a photo or two...maybe later), it hurts like a SOB, and there's not a damn thing they can do about it.

The bonus is that I'm starting to feel the same symptoms in my right eye; the opthamologist says that the AHC virus will spread to the other eye no matter what I do. I'll just have to ride the storm out.

The one 'positive' thing about this is that I can now tease my kid with my left hand (the one that constantly rubs the infected eye) with what I'm calling 'Pink-Eye the Plague Puppet'.

The suck thing is that when the right eye gets acute, that my vision will be blurred - possibly enough that I'll have to have someone drive me places. The last thing I need is to wrap my truck around a phone pole cause I didn't see the darn thing....

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A Republican in Hollywood

Someone with the guts to 'out' themselves up in Hollyweird.

By way of California Conservative:

Help! I`m A Hollywood Republican!

Me, I’m a Republican. A conservative Republican. I believe passionately in free market capitalism. I believe in the Second Amendment, i.e., the right to bear arms (I even own several guns and go to the shooting range with friends from shul several times a month). I despise communism and fascism, and I believe there is a special place in hell for Islamic totalitarians and their Western apologists — probably 99.9 percent of Hollywood people.

Let’s be clear about one thing. Hollywood people are glamorous. But that’s about it. They are ill informed about jihad. They are ill informed about Islam. They are ill informed about Israel, the PA, Iraq, Afghanistan. They are ill informed about U.S. history, the Constitution, etc. The truth is, the movie people I’ve met are ignorant about most everything — save the weekend grosses of the top ten films. That they know like human computers.

Bravo Robert!

It's nice to see someone that isn't afraid to be themselves - especially in a 'hostile' environment like Hollywood although I'm thinking that really soon you'll be subjected to the treatment that 'unpossessed' people in 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'....sort of like Donald Sutherland pictured here.

Good luck with not being turned into a pod person.

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Wishful Thinking is Deadly

I'm not a big fan of his music (that I'm aware of anyway) but I do like his style when talking straight:

Pat Boone shreds Cindy 'peaceniks'

"This lady and the groups that have been demonstrating in front of the president's ranch in Crawford and following him around are the very same people that were the dropout, turn-on, anti-war peace activists back [in the Vietnam War era]," Boone said. "They still have this crazy notion that by just being peaceful and maybe toking up or something like that – it's like an ostrich with its head in the sand – maybe the danger and the bad guys will go away and leave you alone, which is not gonna happen."

The original "American Idol," who sold more records than any other pop artist in the 1950s except Elvis Presley, said no one likes war, and he wishes it were not the answer.

"But, look," he said, "when [terrorists] destroy the World Trade Center right in front of your eyes in Manhattan and you know they're going to do the same and worse things, to just sit back and say 'Oh, let's try not to make 'em mad at us, let's don't rock the boat, let's just say peace is the answer, we love you, we love you' ... we're just sitting ducks. More World Trade Centers, more 9-11s are gonna happen unless we try to take the battle to them on their turf instead of letting 'em bring it to us on ours."

He's got a point: sitting around hoping that you don't get your ass kicked is just an invitaiton to get it kicked.

This used to happen to me in high school; I'd really stay out of the way of the rednecks (the beligerent ones) and they'd come looking for me since I (at the time) wasn't really big and wasn't very good at handling confrontations like that.

I don't know exactly who said it - it might be some obscure Roman saying - but it's applicable here:

If you want peace, prepare for war.
The more accurate quote is here:
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(~375 AD)
In a perfect world, counting on the other guy to be nice *might* work, but we do not live in perfect world. Being prepared to kick the shit out of someone or some nation works. Ever wonder why no one until recently has attempted to attack the United States? They haven't because we've got the world's more sophisticated military and are quite prepared to deploy and use it.

Pat has it right - wishful thinking will get your ass kicked and it will contribute in a fashion on the next possible terrorist attack.

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Say What? Yelling at Wounded Soldiers

This is fucked up:

Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq. See Video

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

Some conservative supporters of the war call the protests, which have been ignored by the establishment media, "shameless" and have taken to conducting counter-demonstrations at Walter Reed. "[The anti-war protesters] should not be demonstrating at a hospital. A hospital is not a suitable location for an anti-war demonstration," said Bill Floyd of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, who stood across the street from the anti-war demonstrators on Aug. 19.

"I believe they are tormenting our wounded soldiers and they should just leave them alone," Floyd added.

Wonderful people - protesting at the one place where they might gain support. Instead, this segment of Jerry's Kids are showing - one again - just how moronic the anti-war/anti-Bush/anti-using-your-freaking-brain crowd really is.

It's lke the dopes that protest outside of recruiting centers; like yelling at the sky caus eit rains.

IMO, here's the place where rogue old guys should run over something in their pick-up trucks....

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August 24, 2005

She's Gone Plaid!

Cindy Sheehan reveals a little bit more of herself.

By way of John Hawkins at Right Wing News:

Cindy: Terrorists 'freedom fighters'

...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.

Freedom fighters?


I guess we can now say that Cindy supports acts like this? Or maybe this?

Congratulations Ms. Sheehan - you've now officially become a public moron. You've exceeded the design specifications on human absurdity and are screaming along at Ludacris Speed. And you're also headed straight for that brick wall we like to call REALITY where you'll soon become a crimson stain.

It is no wonder that you've become a 'tool' of the anti-war psychos - you're just not smart enough to recognize it was happening.

I am sorry that you've lost your son, but realize that he CHOSE to enlist and then CHOSE again to re-enlist. He knew what he was doing whereas you do not.

Pack it in Ms. Sheehan - go home and grieve for your son, but do not lecture the rest of America on what YOU think is happening around the world and expect us to lap it up.

We've all got opinions on all sorts of things in our world but you do not have the corner market on grief, misery, and dispair - EVERYONE has it in their lives. Share it in hopes of overcoming it? Sure - go right ahead. That doesn't mean that we're going to follow your cue on how to act/react to America being under siege.

You do your son a dishonor by using him like a tool that you've become.

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Name Enhancement

Something I picked up on over at Yogi's site:

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OBT Has Arrived

Good news! An acquaintance of mine - Old Buick Tanker - that helped adjust the attitudes of those anti-war folks at Activist San Diego has now entered the blogsphere.

Between Yogimus the Hugarian Barbarian, myself, and OBT we managed to cause the forums at ASD to be shutdown; I guess they got tired of having the truth pushed in their faces and 'took their ball and went home'.

OBT - welcome to the wonderful world of blogging and fighting the good fight!!

UPDATE: Here is an example of the mischeif that happened at ASD. I'm kind of surprised that they haven't taken it down yet...

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August 22, 2005

Team America: F*ck Yeah!

My wife bought me my own personal copy of Team America: World Police; it's still funny as hell!!

If you haven't seen it yet, rent the DVD and invite some friends over - just make sure that they're not left-of-center or if they are, make sure they can laugh at themselve to some extent.

Debbie Shlussel (a new find on my part) posted about the movie and how it annoyed a lot of Hollywood last fall.

Stone and Parker get it right. While they make fun of the government and how it conducts the War on Terror, their message is clear:  Regardless of our faults,  the terrorists are real bad guys, not us.  That's something Hollywood and the left don't get. Stone and Parker have a field day with the self-hatred amongst that slice of so-called Americans.

"I'm sick of hearing actors talk about s--t they don't know about," Stone says. "And we've been on the 'bash Michael Moore' bandwagon for a long time." “It’s fine and good for everyone to hate us (Americans) and think we’re (jerks), but there is a big difference between (jerks) and (psychos)” like Osama Bin Laden, Parker said.

Finally somebody’s teaching Hollywood the difference.

What I liked about her post was that apparently Sean Penn was quite put out about his portrayal in the movie:

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Inane Relevance

Oh good - it's official: Iraq is now exactly like Vietnam since Joan Baez was released from her cryo-storage unit:

Folk Singer Supports Anti-War Protesters

CRAWFORD, Texas -- Joan Baez was against the Vietnam War and she showed it _ appearing at marches, once even blocking the entrance of a military induction center.

The folk singer is against the Iraq war, too, and she showed her support Sunday to protesters camping out near President Bush's ranch.

Baez took to the stage for about 500 people on an acre lot offered by a landowner who opposes the war, performing such classic peace anthems as "Song of Peace," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."

Not far way is the camp started by Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq.

"In the first march I went to (opposing Vietnam) there were 10 of us. This is huge," Baez told the relatives of fallen soldiers before performing just up the road from the ranch.

For Baez, an anti-war movement was inevitable.

"It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

It's nice to see that all of the old 'players' are slowly realizing that they can make a comeback after 30+ years by equating Iraq to Vietnam.

I hate to break it to you three-toed sloths, but I feel I have to: Iraq is Iraq and Vietnam is Vietnam.

You're attempts to equate the two are like comparing Edsels and the Concord SST.

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Jim Gilchrist for Congress

How here is someone that will make all participants earn their votes: Jim Gilchrist for Congress

Even though it is up in Orange County (the 48th Congressional district), I'll help this man how ever I can.

And you can believe that both the Democratic and Republican candidates he will be facing will not be able to ignore or blow off the issue of illegal immgration aliens. Not if they want to be taken seriously....

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Lovely 'Freedom Fighters', huh?

Anyone want to back the *cough* 'freedom fighters' in Iraq now??

By way of Chester (through Black Five) comes this 'window into the soul' of the Iraqi 'insurgency':

"You bastards. This is Jihad? You call this Jihad? "

This MEMRI report, of an interrogation of a captured terrorist by an Iraqi security member, is a must read (ht: Austin Bay). Not only does the terrorist admit to assassinating Muhammed Al Bakr, but he details campaigns of targeted rape, the fact that the Fallujah assault scattered his coworkers, the fact that he was only paid $400, the fact that Ansar al Islam set up house quite comfortably in Halabja during the time of Saddam.

Interrogator: "Did you kidnap women?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "There were operations of kidnapping and rape, carried out by the squad you belong to?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Tell me how many rape and kidnapping operations were carried out. My information says that the kidnapped women were university students or daughters of famous people. You raped them and got money for it, and if they were not slaughtered afterwards.... Did this really happen?"

Abed: "Yes, it did."

Interrogator: "Who would carry out these operations?"

Abed: "Abu Sajjad."

Interrogator: "Your superior?"

Abed: "Yes."


Interrogator: "Is this Jihad – raping women? Is this Jihad?"

Abed: "It is because they collaborated with the Americans."

Interrogator: "That's why they were raped?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "A student who is simply going to her university is kidnapped, raped, and then slaughtered?! This was an American collaborator?!"

Gee, and the U.S. gets smacked around for making a prisoners slightly cold in a room whereas these pieces of sh*t are lauded as freedom fighters??

Read the rest if you have the stomach for it.

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August 20, 2005

Getting Personal?

Roberts's Rules of Decorum

Last week, researchers found several memos from the summer and fall of 1984 in which future Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, working as a Reagan White House lawyer, argued against sending presidential thank-you notes to Michael Jackson for his charitable works. But it turns out this was just the beginning of what appears to be the young lawyer's concerns about the star. Three new memos uncovered by Post reporters show Roberts described Jackson as "androgynous," "mono-gloved" and a balladeer of illegitimacy.

And the problem is......what again?

So the guy thought Jackson was a freak 20 years ago. Recent child molestation trials of a certain un-named celebrity in Santa Maria, California would tend to give credence to this notion that Jackson is a freak.....cause he is.

The funny part of this article from that bastion of legitimacy called The Washington Post is the initial sentence:

Now it's getting personal.

This isn't personal moron - the New York Times digging into adoption records to find something - anything on Roberts is personal. This is just a snippet from what - 20 years ago? This is supposed to bring some sort of nefarious behavior of John Roberts into the light?

Face it Dems: there's 'nothing' on Roberts that will allow you to exploit it. The guy - for all basic purposes - is clean; he's so clean, he's almost boring.

Dig back into your Bag of Tricks Felix and try again....

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August 19, 2005

Those 'Evil' O-I-L Companies

Democrats turn up heat on US pump prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats turned up the heat on the White House on Friday to act in the face of record-high U.S gasoline pump prices.

The same day, the Senate Energy Committee set a September 8 hearing on what's behind the prices, which hit a record $2.55 a gallon this week.

That's about 68 cents higher than just a year ago and the biggest weekly increase on record, which has triggered fears that high energy costs could hurt U.S. economic growth.

Lawmakers admit there is no short-term fix to pain at the pump, but are nervous about political fall-out. Gasoline prices are sure to be a hot topic when Congress returns from its recess next month.


Meanwhile, Democrats urged the White House to act.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday said the Bush administration should require U.S. oil companies to disclose their fuel pricing policies and production costs.

In a letter to the White House, Reid also said the Federal Trade Commission should investigate instances where a state's retail prices rise 20 percent in any given week "to determine if the price of gasoline is being artificially manipulated."

Past FTC probes into U.S. oil company pricing policies have found no sign of abuse.

Well, I'm no expert on the 'inner workings' of the oil industry, but I did hear something that made sense.

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Results Are In

Cindy Sheehan: 35% Favorable 38% Unfavorable

August 19, 2005--Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who maintained an anti-War protest outside of President Bush's ranch, is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans and unfavorably by 38%.

Sheehan is viewed favorably by 34% of men and 35% of women. Forty-two percent (42%) of men and 34% of women have an unfavorable view.

And 100% lefty TOOL.

Hope her mom's condition improves and that maybe being away from the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ will give her a little clarity on this entire subject.

UPDATE: I'm not the only one (duh!) that thinks there's something soooo wrong with this entire situation. Kilabe does some digging and has some questions about what's apparent to everyone not on the 'Mother Cindy' bandwagon...

UPDATE II: I think the biggest 'tear jerker' of this whole fiasco is that Cindy Sheehan - a simple mother moarning the death of her son - has a public relations firm giving her cues when to blubber.

The honesty here....it's so touching.

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What a Noble Cause....

Just gotta love those 'defenders of public interest' over at the American Civil Liberties Union:

ACLU Defending Woman Accused Of Using Drugs While Pregnant

EASTON, Md. -- Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are appealing the conviction of an Easton woman who was accused of endangering a child by using cocaine while she was pregnant.

Kelly Cruz, 30, was found guilty of a reckless endangerment charge Aug. 5 after waiving her right to a jury trial. She was ordered to serve 2 1/2 years in prison.

Cruz was charged in February, about a month after giving birth to a premature baby boy who tested positive for cocaine.

Defense attorneys had sought an acquittal, arguing there was never a risk of harm to another person -- because a fetus doesn't meet the definition of a person under state law. But a Talbot County judge ruled that the person who suffered the risk was the baby after it was born.

ACLU attorneys said prosecuting women for their actions during pregnancy is unprecedented elsewhere in Maryland and claim it is an attempt to create a new crime by charging pregnant women for harming their fetuses.

But if the kid had been born all kinds of f**ked up, the ACLU would be singing a different tune.

I think that the only way the ACLU will change their (collective) minds about some of the crap they defend will be when some of their results start to hit 'home', i.e., some of their family members start to feel the effects of their actions.

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August 18, 2005

Navy Nostalgia

Don't know why but something today at dialysis made me think of these two Navy recruiting posters. I remember having a replica print of the first one back in early 1985 when I was enlisting in the Navy.

I remember really admiring it not because there was a blonde in uniform [/drooling & panting] but because it was (at least to me) nostalgic.

One day when I finally have a house and a personal library/office I'll be getting some reproductions of these two posters (and possibly other Navy recruiting posters) to decorate it. I think they'll be a fine addition to any office and will certainly compliment the 'I Love Me' wall....it's a Navy thing - don't ask.

(Navy posters nicely glommed from U.S. Naval Historical Center)

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Getting Tough on Child Molesters

It's about frackin time!

Governor Schwarzenegger Proposes Toughest Sex Offender Laws in the History of the State of California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proposed the Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act, which would give California the most stringent sex offender laws in the history of the state.

"Protecting public safety is my first priority and I want to provide greater protection for all Californians, especially our children, against sexual predators. The Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act will give California the strictest sex offender laws we have ever had and ensure our state has the toughest penalties for the worst crimes," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "We want these criminals off the streets and away from our schools and children. Today we are making it perfectly clear to all the cowards who want to victimize innocent Californians: we will stop you, we will catch you and we will punish you."

The Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act (SB 588 and AB 231) as proposed by the Governor today is being carried by Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley). The Act strengthens punishments, expands parole periods, keeps sex offenders away from schools and places where children frequently play, provides tools for tracking and control of paroled offenders and toughens punishments for the use of "date rape" drugs, child pornography and using the internet to lure children into sex crimes.

  • Requires registered sex offenders to wear a global positioning device for the rest of their lives.

  • Establishes the Predator Free Zone 2,000 feet from park where kids play and their schools.

  • Increases penalties for the possession of child pornography to a misdemeanor or felony, and automatically makes it a felony for second or more offenses.

  • Ensures sexually violent predators, prior to their parole, stay in a secure hospital until they can prove to a court they no longer pose a danger to society.

  • Makes it illegal to lure kids into online relationships with lewd intentions.

  • Establishes a sentence enhancement of five years for rapists who use a date rape drug.

  • Eliminates "good time" prison credits for habitual sex offenders.
    Expands parole terms up to 10 years for predators who commit the most heinous crimes.

  • Expands and strengthens our basic sexual assault punishment statutes, including those for "One Strike" Sex Crimes, "Habitual Sex Offenders," and "Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child."
I think that after this the only 'better' solution for pedophiles would be to blow their brains all over the pavement.....on live television.

And I'm thinking that anyone in Sacramento - in the Assembly or the Senate - that opposes this legislation will be signing their political death warrant - they will if I have anything to do with it.

If you live in California, I urge you to contact your Senate or Assembly representative and tell them to vote YES on this. Or else....

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August 17, 2005

In a World of Hurt

Michelle Malkin and the Radio Equalizer have a must-read story about the death spasms of Air America:



Now you know why the current owners of Air America seem so disinterested in holding Cohen accountable for the Gloria Wise mess.

Now you know why Air America and its defenders are using smear tactics to disparage critics and bloggers and journalists asking hard questions about its past and current finances.

But what's next for Air America as it travels down its trail paved with debts?

I see a gigantic smoking hole in the ground that once was Air America as I've written about before.

I see Janeane Garafalo returning to Hollywood and barely managing to get parts in 'B' movies or sequels that can be only described as 'pathetic'.....sort of like 'Mystery Men'.

I see Al Franken writing another book that has to be bought in bulk by his friends to register a hit on The New York Times Bestseller List. It'll be called 'Fiendish Fiends that Foolishly Follow Fickly Fiends....Abu Grahib!'.

I see Randi Rhodes returning to Florida and her 15,000 listeners and quite probably posing for a spread in Playboy just to recover her moving expenses.

And for San Diego's affiliate of Air America - KLSD 1360 - I see them switching formats to Hispanic Christian and one-time KOGO talk show/one-time 'conservative' host Stacy Taylor suddenly announcing that he was forced to adapt to KLSD and that he's really a conservative and please-hire-me-back-KOGO.

And his oh-so-annoying 'sidekick Scooter? The one that's so 'outraged' that he cannot complete a rationale thought? He'll be fetching coffee for someone at a Clear Channel station here in San Diego since he cannot concoct a sensible story like Stacy Taylor will have to use to stay employed. Maybe he can fill in for Abromowitz being the a 'bitch' on the Dave, Shelly, & Chainsaw morning show.

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USS New York LPD-21


Twin Towers steel used in construction of USS New York

ARLINGTON, Va. — From rubble to avenging angel: The U.S. Navy is using steel from the World Trade Center in a new ship, according to the Navy.

Ten tons of steel from the World Trade Center’s twin towers will be used in the construction of the USS New York, according to a Navy official.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is slated to be commissioned in 2008.

“USS New York will ensure that all New Yorkers and the world will never forget the evil attacks of September 11, and the courage and compassion New Yorkers showed in response to terror,” said New York Gov. George Pataki at the ship’s 2002 naming.

Even my kid (who's sitting here watching me type) said 'Cool!!'. You cannot sum this up any more susictly than that...

Here is the 'fact file' on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

(Mad Mikey grimace to Michelle Malkin for this story....even if she never returns my e-mails to her....)

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August 16, 2005


This has been a so-so day.

Last night while my wife and I were out, my elbow started hurting a little. This morning, it's almost on fire.

To top this off, the dialysis technician today couldn't seem to jam the *@$## needles into my arm properly; I felt like a human pin cushion!! We eventually had to call over no less than THREE other techs to attempt to get the damn 15-guage needle in.

Crap - two distinct pains in one arm. The only thing that will ease my suffering is to watch some classic sci fi tonight......family permitting.

UPDATE: It turns out that my 'sore' elbow is actually an infection.


Got some anti-bioltics and some Darvecet to deal with. We'll see what happens...

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August 13, 2005

New Concept: Let VOTERS Decide!

I missed this one earlier:

Supreme Court Puts Redistricting Measure Back on Ballot

The state Supreme Court moved Friday to put Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting measure back on California's special-election ballot, saying discrepancies between different versions of the measure were not "likely to have misled the persons who signed the intiative petition."

"We conclude," the court added, "that it would not be appropriate to deny the electorate the opportunity to vote on Proposition 77..."

Finally - the California Supreme Court recognizes what drives most California voters insane: voting on a proposition only to have it over turned by a single judge.

Will this pass in November? I dunno, but at least we - the voters here in California - will have an opportunity to vote on the darned thing.

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August 12, 2005

Into the Breach Once Again

Okay - I got 'dumped' by Google Ads for some inane reason, so now I'm trying this again with two new blog ad companies.

While I'm not normally a 'click freak' and looking to make a living off my blog, I am shooting for something a bit more noble: cable internet.

What's this you say?

Well, here in San Diego one of the cable companies - the one that I'm using that is - is offering a 'package deal' for it subscribers. The 'deal' includes digital phone (local & long distance including Canada), digital cable (which I already get with no premium channels) and Road Runner internet service. The price is less than what I'm currently paying for SBC local phone service, Sprint long distance, digital cable, AND dial-up internet service. It just seems 'logical' to get the premium services for the same amount of money I'm already paying...

So, why am I posting about this and WTF does this have to do with blog advertising?

Well, getting this new 'package deal' isn't the problem or the direct reason I'm posting about it - getting the high speed cable internet throughout my house is.

I've got three computers in the house - two desktops and a notebook - that will (sooner or later) connected to the cable modem, but after I saw the prices for the wireless router and the wireless adapter cards for the two desktops....well, that's why I'm trying these blog ads once again....trying to get the cash to get this all hooked up in Casa del Mikey de la Loco.

I'm gonna have to shell out close to $160 to get the house 'wired' and to really take advantage of the package deal.

So....with that in mind, I'd like to grovel and ask that everyone click on those ads to help Mikey save poor kittens from evil mercenary PETA commandos.

I'm normally not the type to put my financial problems out on the net for discussion and I'm not looking for the 'pity' factor - just need people to click away.

Click away to the left - Mikey needs a new broad-band router and a couple of kidneys....

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Gateway to Mars

Now here's something cool:

Successful Launch for New Mars Spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A spacecraft blasted off Friday into a golden early morning sky, beginning a mission to Mars to gather more data on the Red Planet than all combined previous missions.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter lifted off on an Atlas V rocket on a seven-month journey to Mars. The booster rocket shut down and dropped off into the Atlantic Ocean minutes into the launch. Seconds later, the second-stage rocket engine ignited.

"Surveying for the deepest insights into the mysterious evolution of Mars!" NASA commentator George Diller said after liftoff. The launch came just three days after space shuttle Discovery completed its mission.

Circling the planet for at least four years, the orbiter is to provide unparalleled information on Mars' weather, climate and geology, which could aid possible future human exploration of the Red Planet.

The $720 million mission is divided into two parts.

During its first two years, the orbiter will help build on NASA's knowledge of the history of ice on the planet. The planet is cold and dry with large caps of frozen water at its poles. But scientists think it was a wetter and possibly warmer place eons ago - conditions that might have been conducive to life. Scientists are also trying to determine if it could support future human outposts.

Equipped with the largest telescopic camera ever sent to another planet, the orbiter also will collect data that will help NASA plan where to land two robotic explorers later this decade. The Phoenix Mars Scout, in search of organic chemicals, will be launched in 2007, and the Mars Science Laboratory will follow two years later.

During the second phase of its mission, the orbiter will serve as a communications messenger between the robotic explorers on Mars and Earth. The reconnaissance orbiter has a powerful antenna that can transmit 10 times more data per minute than the current trio of satellites positioned around the planet - NASA's Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey and the European Space Agency's Mars Express.

This is what my brother would refer to as 'good stuff'. And indeed it is.

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Ass-Whooping on Aisle Four

The legacy of the President Bill Clinton gets another nudge in the 'Most Screwed' category:

'Able Danger' Intel Could Rewrite 9/11 History

WASHINGTON — The federal commission that probed the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was told twice about "Able Danger," a military intelligence unit that had identified Mohamed Atta and other hijackers a year before the attacks, a congressman close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., a champion of integrated intelligence-sharing among U.S. agencies, wrote to the former chairman and vice-chairman of the Sept. 11 commission late Wednesday, telling them that their staff had received two briefings on the military intelligence unit — once in October 2003 and again in July 2004.

Weldon said he was upset by suggestions earlier Wednesday by 9/11 panel members that it had been not been given critical information on Able Danger's capabilities and findings.

"The impetus for this letter is my extreme disappointment in the recent, and false, claim of the 9/11 commission staff that the commission was never given access to any information on Able Danger," Weldon wrote to former Chairman Gov. Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Rep. Lee Hamilton. "The 9/11 commission staff received not one but two briefings on Able Danger from former team members, yet did not pursue the matter.

I haven't kept up on this fully in the last few days - been dealing with some personal things - but as with most 'smoking crater' stories like this I'll have to reserve final judgement until more information is made available.

However - for the moment, I can say this: one or more people are in need of a serious ass-whooping even if some of this pans out.

And I'm talking about 2x4 with a nail in it type ass-whooping.

Congratulations President Clinton: the *cough* 'legacy' of your presidency is shaping up nicely and you're well on your way to becoming the Neville Chamberlain of our lifetimes....

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August 11, 2005

Business 101, Part IV

Something that stuck me as DUH!! that I found on San Diego Indy Media:

Maquiladora Workers Protest in SorrentoValley

San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network invites you to:


A group of eleven Tijuana workers have filed suit against Cardinal Health (before Alaris Medical Systems), through the labor courts of Mexico (Junta de Conciliación y Arbitraje) since August 2004. One year later, the case is still pending. Asking for a solution to the conflict, the workers and a group of supporters will protest in the Cardinal Health offices at Sorrento Valley, San Diego. This is the second time the workers protest in San Diego; they came to Cardinal Health offices on April 7, 2005.

Now the stupidity in this comes from the fact that while there are quite a few companies here in San Diego that operate maquiladora plants south of the border in Mexico, it's becoming more and more difficult for these companies to keep their businesses running due to silly crap like this.

The manufacturing company that I worked for in the last half of the 1990s had a maquiladora plant in Tecate, Mexico. Part of my job as a Design Engineer there was that I would have to go down periodically. When I did, there was nothing but honest and hard work happening there.

And while these workers were making peanuts compared to what I made north of the border, they still made MORE than the typical wages along the border. The plant managers had to constatnly turn away prospective workers that applied for ANY job in the plant. There was the semi-static 'shuffle' of workers between maquiladoras in Tecate (and I'm sure in Tijuana), but it was such a small 'blip' on the radar screen that there wasn't any worry about having enough people to get product out the door.

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August 10, 2005

Age Limitations

Don't really know what to make of this:

42-year-olds now in Pentagon's sights

As part of a package of "urgent wartime support initiatives," the Defense Department has requested that Congress raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.

According to a report in the Army Times, the move would raise considerably the age of potential service members. Under current law, the maximum age to enlist in the active components is 35, while people up to age 39 may enlist in the reserves. By practice, the accepted age for recruits is 27 for the Air Force, 28 for the Marine Corps and 34 for the Navy and Army, although the Army Reserve and Navy Reserve sometimes take people up to age 39 in some specialties, the report stated.

At a hearing of the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee last month, David S.C. Chu, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said he felt the military's recent problems with recruiting were improving, but that additional incentives would help.

The Times reported Chu did not elaborate on the request to raise the recruitment age and did not mention whether any of the services were seriously considering recruiting 42-year-olds.

Most of the initiatives in the package were previously requested by the Bush administration as part of the 2006 defense budget, which is pending before Congress, and include raises in certain pay bonuses in incentives to help bolster recruiting.

"Recruitment is a challenge right now," said Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., at the hearing. "Both the military and Congress are working on solutions, but I expect these challenges will be with us for some time. Military service is honorable and can be a real growing opportunity for a young man or woman."

Recruitment goals for most of the months this year have not been met, and military leaders have begun instituting various creative incentives to try to boost the numbers.

To allow this to happen, Congress would have to make changes to Title X (I think that's the one) that specifies the maximum age for entry into the U.S. military.

The current law(s) basically say that for anyone to go into the military, they cannot be older than 35 years of age and as the article says there are exceptions for specific jobs.

And what is the underlying reason? The person entering military service must be able to attain 20 years service by age 55.

I found this out the difficult way back in the summer of 2000.

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Something to Ponder

La Shawn Barber takes notice of 'white flight' in a Texas school district and notes the following:

If racism is holding blacks down, as Jesse Jackson would argue, shouldn’t the absence of “racist” whites in a school district (no white students or staff) improve the performance of black students? Research a few predominantly black school districts and let me know what you find.

Start with the predominantly black, heavily-funded government school system in our nation’s capital. [subliminal message: Homeschool your kids!]

Geez almighty: when is this 'racism!!!' crap gonna stop!?!

To me, it seems like those that scream 'racism!!!' and demand more and more concessions in the name of 'equality' are showing that they themselves are the impediment and not the victims.

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The New Anti-War'Tool'

Yogimus sums this up nicely:

Hey Pablo... there is a new Anti-War prop in town. Note to Cindy: Enjoy being used and tossed to the curb. Hope they use lube.

The last guy they used as a prop? Cleaning shitters for a living. His buddies? Doubt they even remember his name. Do YOU really think all your pity party friends are gonna give a piss about you once they're done using you? Guess again.

Tell you what... Your son lived as a soldier, and DIED as a soldier. For pete's sake, let the world remember him as a soldier. Not as "That dead guy with the fucked up mother".

*Update: If I die and anyone tries this shit, I will HAUNT YOU till the end of time.

It is indeed sad that this woman lost her son in Iraq, but Yogimus has it right: honor your son for what *HE* believed in - not what those whispering in your ear believe in.

UPDATE: It would seem that Cindy Sheehan is acting the part of the 'rogue' in her family:


The family of American soldier Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has broken its silence and spoken out against his mother Cindy Sheehan's anti-war vigil against George Bush held outside the president's Crawford, Texas ranch.

The following email was received by the DRUDGE REPORT from Casey's aunt and godmother:

Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish. Thanks Ð Cherie

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue: Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.


Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

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Click for Cathy

Clik4Cathy.gifChris Muir, creator of the LMAO on-line comic 'Day by Day' is asking for help - he'd like everyone to click on the banner that appears below the comic strip as it promotes the sight and helps them in the fight against cancer.

Chris has a personal stake in this as it's his sister that's dealing with cancer.

Stop by and help out - it won't cost you a dime.

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August 09, 2005

Crow Anyone?

Haven't heard much from the 'children are DYING because of the UN sanctions!!!' crowd about this:

Ex-U.N. officer pleads guilty

NEW YORK -- A former U.N. procurement officer was released on bail yesterday after pleading guilty to accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in connection with the corrupt Iraq oil-for-food program.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan hours earlier had lifted Alexander Yakovlev's diplomatic immunity in response to a request by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said his chief of staff.

Mr. Yakovlev was the first U.N. official indicted in the scandal, which is being investigated by federal prosecutors, several congressional panels and a U.N. commission headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.

He pleaded guilty to counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering and was released later on $400,000 bond. He faces up to 20 years in prison for each count.

The Volcker commission, in an interim report yesterday, said Mr. Yakovlev had "engaged in a continuous course of conduct of accepting payments from U.N. contractors," going back to at least 2000.

Isn't it interesting that before Operation Iraqi Freedom there was no end in sight of the shrill screams from all sorts of 'humanitarian groups' about how the sanctions were causing 'millions of Iraqi children to die' and now there's a chorus of crickets chirping?

(I am quite honestly too lazy to look them up. You know they were out there four years ago - so do I - so let's just assume that history has not been re-written and those people & groups weren't eliminated from time itself.)

Although many suspected that Saddam and his posse were outright stealing money generated from the 'Oil-for-Food' program, there wasn't enough proof to really generate much ado about anything before the war. And now that the war has revealed all of this corruption - not only on the part of the Baathist members in Baghdad, but severely entrenched in the oh-so-saintly United Nations, the only outrage derived from all of this is from those of us that pointed out again and again and again that the 'millions of dead children' were not because of the sanctions themselves.

So where are all those 'end the sanctions' groups? What is their reaction to all these new revelations?

I think I know where: mixed in with the crow pie their shovelling in their faces. Either that or all of those whiners cannot begin to formulate any sort of response that doesn't make them look like....well, complete fracking morons.

Yet another example of people thinking with their hearts instead of using simple logic to analyze a given situation.

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Back on the Ground

Discovery Lands Safely in California

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Discovery and its crew of seven glided safely back to Earth on Tuesday, ending a riveting, at times agonizing, 14-day test of space shuttle safety that was shadowed by the ghosts of Columbia.

Discovery swooped through the predawn darkness and landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert at 5:11 a.m. PDT, concluding the first shuttle re-entry since Columbia's tragic return.

The landing was moved to California because of thunderstorms at the shuttle's home base of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

"Congratulations on a truly spectacular test flight," Mission Control said once Discovery came to a stop. "Welcome home, friends."

"We're happy to be back and we congratulate the whole team for a job well done," Commander Eileen Collins replied.

The inherently dangerous ride down through the atmosphere — more anxiety-ridden than normal because of what happened to Columbia 2 1/2 years ago — appeared to go smoothly.


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August 08, 2005

Thanks for the Help

Normally I don't/won't re-post stuff from San Diego Indy Media, but this is hilarious.

The 'special education' crowd over at SDIMC is crowing about the apparent 'dispersal' of the Minutemen Project from watching the border down in Campo near San Diego.

And before it's deleted - at IT WILL be deleted - enjoy a snippet of the overall effect of what they call the 'Buenos Noches Brigade' and it's oppostion:

Surprise, surprise

08.08.2005 07:26

Hate to break it to you folks, but the Minutemen haven't left California, and they haven't left Campo. They just aren't at the VFW anymore. So now you can play hide and seek finding our new location.

While you were patting each other on the back, they were patrolling in Jacumba and other places. They're still on the border fence today, and will be tomorrow. Glad you had a nice party, and thanks loads for all the help the Buenas Noches Brigade and Angeles de Desierto provided. They were SO effective at scaring away illegal immigration that we're discussing making them Honorary Minutemen for all their assistance to our efforts. The music was cool too.

Must be a real bummer to hear the even government officials are glad we were there, while merely tolerating your antics.

And of course, we fully support your rights under the U.S. Constitution as American citizens to freely express your views and assemble to protest legally. It's only a pity you don't hold the same values as dearly where those who disagree with you are concerned, but we still have hopes you'll come to your senses and support the Constitution, eventually.


And there's also this one:

08.08.2005 07:57

You find someone on the top of a hill and surround them and yell at them until they decide to go away. That's your big plan? What happen to the rights of these people? You want the U.S. to treat illegal immigrants with the same rights as its' citizens, but you are treading on our rights now. This will not be excepted. Good luck making, there is a reason we call you people migrants. You're like locusts, you destroy the land you have recently invaded and move north to destroy more. You know what we do with pests?

God bless America and those who have been sworn to protect it.
We'd love to have you here, just go by the rules and laws that are set up to govern this great nation.


The Buenas Noches Brigade did what the Minutemen were attempting to do: make a lot of noise and scare the illegals and the drugrunners away from that section of the border.

Sometimes you have to admire the shear '180-degree' results of the left when they really put their minds to something...

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August 06, 2005

Pussification of America Meets Opposiiton

Good for them!

Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule

The NCAA can forget about Florida State University changing its "Seminoles" nickname any time soon.

Stung by an NCAA decision Friday to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events, Florida State President T.K. Wetherell said he will sue the organization for an "outrageous and insulting" decision.

"This university will forever be associated with the "unconquered" spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida," said Wetherell, who played football for the Seminoles 40 years ago.

The NCAA decided to ban the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments, but will not prohibit them otherwise. Nicknames or mascots deemed "hostile or abusive" would not be allowed on team uniforms or other clothing beginning with any NCAA tournament after Feb. 1. Those schools also would not be allowed to host championship events.

Friday's decision comes after the Seminole Tribe of Florida's governing council unanimously approved in mid-June a resolution in support of Florida State's "Seminoles" nickname.

"It is unconscionable that the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been ignored," Wetherell said in a four-paragraph statement released by the university.

"That the NCAA would now label our close bond with the Seminole Tribe of Florida as culturally 'hostile and abusive' is both outrageous and insulting," Wetherell said. "I intend to pursue all legal avenues to ensure that this unacceptable decision is overturned."

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Very Short Books

The List of Very Short Books

  1. A Guide to Arab Democracies
  2. A Journey through the Mind of Dennis Rodman
  3. Amelia Earhart's Guide to the Pacific Ocean
  4. Career Opportunities for History Majors
  5. Contraception by Pope John Paul II
  6. Detroit - A Travel Guide
  7. Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
  8. Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
  9. Easy UNIX
  10. Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance
  11. Everything Men Know About Wome
  12. French Hospitality
  13. Bob Dole: The Wild Years
  14. How to Sustain a Musical Career by Art Garfunkel
  15. Mike Tyson's Guide to Dating Etiquette
  16. Spotted Owl Recipes by PETA
  17. Popular Lawyers
  18. Leftist Logic Explained
  19. Staple Your Way to Success
  20. The Amish Phone Book

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Get Over It and Get Along

Japanese Observe Hiroshima's Anniversary

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Hiroshima marked the 60th anniversary Saturday of the first atomic bomb attack with prayers and water for the dead and a call by the city's mayor for nuclear powers to abandon their arsenals and stop "jeopardizing human survival."

At 8:15 a.m., the instant of the blast, the city's trolleys stopped and more than 55,000 people assembled at Peace Memorial Park observed a moment of silence that was broken only by the ringing of a bronze bell.

A flock of doves was released into the sky. Then wreaths and ladles of water - symbolizing the suffering of those who died in the atomic inferno - were offered at a simple, arch-shaped stone monument at the center of the park.

Outside the nearby A-Bomb Dome, one of the few buildings left standing after the blast, peace activists held a die-in to commemorate the bombing that turned life to death for more than 140,000 and forever changed the face of war.

Oh geez...get over it already. We won, you lost and in a BIG way.

You want to help stop this from happening again?! Then don't start a war morons....

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August 05, 2005

Still Tweaking the Site

I think that I've gotten the IE6 bug worked out thanks to the template designer Eric. Now if I can get the banner to line up with the left- and right-side menus....

Also.....those of you that continue to be the slave of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will now be able to view the site correctly.

Oh and check out the comments box: not only did I finally get the text in the box to move a little to the left, I've also integrated the new banner that is up top.

Pretty cool if I say so....

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August 04, 2005

Cutting Edge Journalism

Just when you thought that the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ couldn't make themselves any more useless, along comes The New York Times to up the ante:



The NEW YORK TIMES is looking into the adoption records of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.

Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.

Both children were adopted from Latin America.

A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper's "standard background check."

Bill Borders, NYT senior editor, explains: "Our reporters made initial inquiries about the adoptions, as they did about many other aspects of his background. They did so with great care, understanding the sensitivity of the issue."

This is seriously the type of stuff that explains why lions eat their young.....

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August 03, 2005

I am NOT a Merry Man!

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August 02, 2005

60 Years Later The Whining is Still Loud

Hiroshima, 60 Years Later
From radiation studies to restored photos to the rebuilding of Hiroshima, the web captures the bomb's lasting impact on Hiroshima today

After the atomic bomb was droppped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, historians and survivors, alike, have collected information on the bomb's destruction and future impact. The modern city of Hiroshima now honors its victims with museums, annual ceremonies and peace declarations. To learn about Hiroshima's recovery and read eyewitness accounts from survivors, check out these sites.

I saw this cover a few days ago while standing in line to purchase my Ortega Corn Taco Shells.

My first thought was Oh jeez....more whining about this. I thought about it for a few more seconds and confirmed my initial thought - it was whining about it.

I do feel for the woman on the cover having lost her entire family in the fireball that consumed Hiroshima, but that's why they call it WAR. What were we supposed to do - use really, really harsh language!?!

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August 01, 2005

Bluff Called

Bush Appoints Bolton to U.N. Job

WASHINGTON — President Bush bypassed Congress Monday and appointed John Bolton to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about U.N. reform. So today I've used my constitutional authority to appoint John Bolton to serve as America's ambassador to the United Nations," Bush said, with Bolton at his side, during an announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

"I am sending John to the U.N. with my complete confidence ... His mission now is to speak for me on critical issues facing the international community. And he'll make it clear that America values the potential of the United Nations to be a source of hope and dignity and peace," Bush said.

What's funny about this is that for all the stalling, all the rhetoric from the Dems, all the screeching about what a 'monster' he is that President Bush waited only one hour after the Congressional recess started to exercise his authority to name Bolton to the post of Ambassador to the United Nations.

The Dems excercised their 'powers' to block the confirmation of John Bolton and the President upped the ante.

Message to the Dems: Don't bluff unless you're ready to have your hand called...

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Missed Date

July 12th came and went without noting it's significance: my one year blog anniversary.


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