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October 07, 2005

Butt Monkey Launched in Oslo

The Nobel Committee that decides to whom to award their prizes have just collectively launched a butt monkey:

IAEA, ElBaradei Share Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency that he heads won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

ElBaradei, a 63-year-old lawyer from Egypt, has led the U.N. nuclear agency as it grappled with the crisis in Iraq and the ongoing efforts to prevent North Korea and Iran from acquiring nuclear arms.

The Nobel committee said ElBaradei and the IAEA should be recognized for addressing one of the greatest dangers facing the world.

"At a time when the threat of nuclear arms is again increasing, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to underline that this threat must be met through the broadest possible international cooperation. This principle finds its clearest expression today in the work of the IAEA and its director general."

ElBaradei said in Vienna, Austria, that the prize "sends a strong message" about the agency's disarmament efforts and will strengthen his resolve to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

"The award basically sends a very strong message, which is: Keep doing what you are doing," ElBaradei said. "It's a responsibility but it's also a shot in the arm. They want to give the agency and me a shot in the arm to move forward."

The committee said it recognized the IAEA and ElBaradei for "their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way."

First Jimmy Carter gets a Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating those 'out-to-lunch' deals with North Korea which we all saw were lying at its finest. Now Mohamed ElBaradei gets a Nobel (at least part of it anyway) for what? Appeasement!?!

This just about completes the decent of the value & significance of the Nobel Prize into nothing more than a golden doorstop or maybe a spiffy paperweight.


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A Call to Arms

From an anonymous member of Protest Warrior:

A Call to Arms

Though probably not due to my urging, the President today fought back against those who seek the surrender of the United States in the War on Terror.

His words touched upon the need to continue the battle against Islamic radicalism and Islamic tyranny, but he missed out on an opportunity to enlist the greatest weapon in his arsenal: those of us who continue to support the greater mission in the Middle East and abroad.

Let me attempt to pick up the slack.

The battle for hearts and minds at home is the most pertinent, most important battlefield in the War on Terror. And right now we are losing.

The American populace is very swayable given the right influences. If we allow the momentum to continue to move toward pacifism, the war will be lost no matter how many democracies we form, countries we liberate, or people we free.

Now is the time in which we must battle back against those who would have America fail.

Start with contacting your Congressman – Code Pink has made it clear that their next move is to pressure their representatives to end funding for the war effort. If they are only hearing one voice in this discussion, they may well start to believe it to be the voice of the majority.

Finally, we must get the word out that we are not only supportive of the troops, but of their mission, the greater goal of achieving a democratic and productive middle east, and those representatives who will fight for that goal.

Stand up and be heard, people. Don’t just type away at your blogs – write those letters to the editor, stand in front of a camera and voice your opinion, and most important, be proud that you are willing to defend your beliefs against people who view America as an enemy, and not a dream.

Don't think that just cause Protest Warrior is out there 'giving it good' to the anti-war psychos that it's enough - it isn't.

I urge everyone to write there congressional representatives and tell them what YOU think about Iraq and what YOU think should be done, if anything.

I myself will attempt to write my representative - Susan Davis - this afternoon. Although I can predict what she'll do & say (generic form letter response followed by a more specific generic letter to me in a few weeks), I'm still gonna do it.

This war in Iraq and the War on Terror will be actively fought on the battlefield, but the 'silent war' - the war of opinions - will be fought here at home. There are many anti-war numbskulls that profess that 'Iraq will be another Vietnam' and they will be right in their predictions if we pull out of Iraq before the job is done. If enough whiners contact their Congressional representatives and demand that we extract from Iraq before the Iraqis are 'on their feet' - then this will become a self-prophecising ending and it will be another Vietnam complete with helicopters on rooftops and people literally throwing their kids over the walls of western embassies to ensure their escape.

Don't rely on anyone but yourself to convey what you think about a great many things.


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October 06, 2005

Properly Equipped?

Somthing that I just saw in the latest issue of The California Review - the UCSD Republican newspaper.

This is one of the best interviews between a NPR broadcaster and USMC General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation:

NPR: So General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach thosee young boys when they visit your base?

Reinwald: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

NPR: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

Reinwald: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

NPR: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

Reinwald: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

NPR: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

Reinwald: Well, Ma'am, you're quipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview was over.

I was reading this while sitting in the back of a lecture hall just before class. I couldn't help but howl with laughter so hard that pretty much everyone in the hall - all 150 of them - turned to see who was laughing their ass off.

I just love to share funny stuff with people around me....

(If this is something that's an urban legend and you're itching to point it out to me - jam it. It's still hilarious.)

ADDENDUM: Of course - it's an urban legend. It's still funny though...


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October 05, 2005

Performance Evaluations

** Yeah, I know this has been circulating around for years....but it's still hilarious!! **

From "Actual" performance evaluations!

These individual quotes were reportedly taken from actual employee performance evaluations throughout the U.S. Hopefully, none of us will be seeing similar ones on ours.

  • Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
  • His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity.
  • I would not allow this employee to breed.
  • This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be.
  • Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.
  • When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.
  • He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.
  • This young lady has delusions of adequacy.

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A Great Man is Gone

CAPT. (RETIRED) ROY MARLIN "BUTCH" VORIS


That's Butch in the cockpit of a F8F Bearcat
(that's my father on the right)

Capt. (Retired) Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, creator of the famed Navy Blue Angels air demonstration team and a World War II flying ace from the Pacific War, died Tuesday at his home in Monterey, CA. Voris, 86, had been ill for several years but was still drawing huge crowds at air shows whenever he attended. The 2004 California Air Show at Salinas, CA had been dedicated in his honor.

I just found out about this on Sunday and had to confirm it this morning. Captain Voris did indeed die almost two months ago - and I just found out about it now.

Damn. Damndamndamndamndamn!!

Without going into too much detail, my father served with Capt. Voris while he was the skipper of the Blue Angels back in 1946. I even met Capt. Voris at an airshow at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland when I was a kid; the man was tall and just the most likeable guy you'd ever meet.

And I remember my dad telling me that Butch was such a big guy that he was constantly wearing out the shoulders in his flight suits because the cockpit of the F8F Bearcat wasn't all that wide.

Ironically, I posted something on August 10, 2005 (the day he passed away) about trying to get into the Navy to become an officer - I had talked with Capt. Voris about my plans and he helped me prepare my appeal letter to the program commander: Hell, throw in some of that Blue Angels stuff! That'll help! he said.

We corresponded through e-mail and he once told me that I had 'the tenacity of my dad in going back to school while working and raising a family'. Those words have fueled me ever since.

It might sounds cliché, but this is a sad day for me - one of the links to my dad's past has been taken away....it's almost like losing my father all over again.

I'll have to make a trip up to Monterey to pay my respects since I wasn't able to attend the memorial service that was held on Monday.

Rest in Peace Captain Voris - you will be missed by a great many people.


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Rent-A-Jihadist

Oh joy:

Sooner Bomber Wanted to Buy Ammonium Nitrate!

** Evidence is mounting that Joel Henry Hinrichs III, the University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up 100 yards outside the Oklahoma-Kansas State Football Game on Saturday night, had bigger plans. Joel tried to purchase ammonium nitrate at a feed store late last week. Joel attended the Islamic mosque near his apartment, possibly the same mosque as Zacarias Moussaoui attended. His Pakistani roommate has not been seen by neighbors since the incident. The very volatile explosive Joel used is the same chemical that Shoe Bomber Richard Reid tried to use before his arrest. It is very rarely seen in the US and is called "Mother of Satan" by Islamic extremists. **

I heard about this developing story this morning on . Rick was talking about how he had talked about this story while substituting for Michael Savage yesterday afternoon and how the breaking news about the suicide bomber is being practically ignored my the MSM.

Is this the emergence of homicide bombings here in the United States? Will this become another 'hallmark' event in this quasi-Third World war?

If this information pans out and it's 'revealed' that there are more of these Islamo-psychos that are just waiting to blow themselves up, then there will be steps to be taken to combat this. For instance:

  • Possible profiling of Muslims, especially on college campuses,
  • Increased surveillance of mosques in major cities,
  • More in-depth investigations of both legal & illegal aliens from Islamic nations,
  • Possible expulsions of those found to be just a 'biscuit' away from supporting terrorists
  • Increased security on the U.S.-Mexico border
And I'm sure that there are more steps that could be taken that I'm not thinking of, but I do know one thing: any of these steps taken will evoke another Tsunami of Tstupidiy™ from groups like the ACLU and Amnesty International. And I have only to say to them:

Fine smartass - what would you to protect against this type of threat!?!

We'll have to wait and see if several more of these incidents - IF they are reported by the MSM - will motivate even the loudest moonbat to ask for increased protection from these Rent-a-Jihadists...

(Photo politely glommed from Gateway Pundit)


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October 04, 2005

CodePink is Code BLUE

As promised, here's my account of Operation Thank You that took place on Sunday, October 2nd.

The Advance Team arrived around 11:00 am and took stock of the situation: no CodePink people around. Excellent!


San Diego Protest Warrior showing their colors

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Human Rights Requires Wi-Fi!!

I called it yesterday and here's the proof in the pudding:

S.F. mayor sees wireless service as basic right

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens.

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"This is inevitable -- Wi-Fi. It is long overdue," Newsom told a news conference at San Francisco's City Hall. "It is to me a fundamental right to have access universally to information," he said.

Oh my fracking GOD! What next - every bum on the street will deserve an IBM ThinkPad because it's 'fundamentally part of all human rights accords'!?!

I could care less about Gavin 'Let's Make Up Laws!' Newsom, but this sort of smacks of a hidden agenda - and I'm not talking about a political agenda, but rather a Gavin-wants-to-make-some-money-for-a-few-favors type agenda. There is nothing to back up my hunch, but it is what it is: a hunch. Then again, Newsom doesn't strike me as having all his oars-in-the-water.

Geez....what a maroon.


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October 03, 2005

News You Can Use 第四部分

More news than you can shake a stick at:


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Stolen Thunder

Someone stole CodePink's thunder this past weekend. The thieves? That would be (of course) San Diego Protest Warrior.

Smash has the breakdown with photos: CodePink Runs Away

I was there and unfortunetly forgot to bring my camera; I'm having some e-mailed to me and will be posting them along with some operation details in the next day or so.

UPDATE / ADDENDUM: Michelle Malkin describes this operation perfectly: Code Pink is Code Blue

Heh!


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