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Saturday, September 13, 2003

Thirty Six

And counting. That's the number of states that have "shall-issue" laws now that the Missouri state legislature told their Gun-Grabbing-Bastard of a governor to take his veto and shove it where the sun don't shine. That's right, folks. There's only fourteen states left where you can commit a crime against a law-abiding citizen and not worry about getting shot!

Granted, your milage may vary depending on the city you live in. Boston, Chicago, and New York come to mind as the biggest gun-grabbers. Oh, and DC, where more Americans are killed on a daily basis than in Iraq.

Note to criminals: Just in case you don't know what states realise that the 2nd Amendment isn't to be dicked with, check here And thanks to Kim du Toit for all the links.

This might be my only post today. Why, you ask? Cause I'm going here. Time to work out some agression, I think.

If you're not too tired of September 11th topics, here's a good one. Mrs. du Toit posts on people who just don't get it. I dig this woman, I really do. But I would add to her comments (and I think I'll do just that) there are two types of people in America today. The first group woke up on Sep. 12th and swore "Never Again". The second group woke up on Sep 12th and said "Let's get over it".

I'm in that "Never Again" group. Because I never, ever, want to witness this again. Once again, Cox and Forkum have nailed it. Look at that picture. And tell me you didn't feel that gut-hit feeling when you realised what you were looking at.

And last, something that will end this on a lighter note.

"A study in a Wisconsin medical school, showed that the kind of male face a woman finds attractive can differ depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle. For instance: if she is ovulating: she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features; and if she is menstruating: she is more prone to be attracted to a man with scissors shoved in his temple and a bat jammed up his ass while he is on fire."

C'mon now, admit it, you're laughing!

Friday, September 12, 2003

I will blog more on this later, but I urge everyone interested in unfettered political speech (that is speech not filtered through the politically correct circumspect of government bureaucrats) to check out this site.

The Media frame the debate

Thanks to deregulation in the media and the Internet, the marketplace of ideas is flourishing. The Left is losing, although not badly enough, in this marketplace. So rather than look inward and make changes, the Left seeks to bomb the marketplace. This is the equivalent of taking your bat and walking home from the baseball diamond in a huff because you whiffed in the 4th inning.


Welcome to www.stopmediaregulation.org:
"Liberals in Congress have recently launched a major assault on conservative media by proposing sweeping regulations of mass media - regulations designed to muzzle popular conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly. "

This is vitally important for anyone who recognizes the value of balance against the Left-Wing Media Axis of CNNABCNBCCBSNPRMSNBCLATimesNYT, etc...
Nah, There's no Bias at NPR

Remember that this is the kind of Talk Radio the Left loves when they wage their jihad on the current free-market radio scheme:

The Truth Laid Bear: Inside the mind of NPR:
"Terry Gross: Could you describe what you consider to be the emotional high point and low point for you during the war --- as a reporter and as a human being being there?
Anne Garrels: I think a curious high point was in the weeks afterwards when I realized that all the months of staying there had really been worth it because Iraqis had so accurately predicted what was going to happen happen; Iraqis knew themselves and made it very clear. So in a perverse kind of way I guess that was a high point. I was astonished at how ill-prepared the Bush administration was for the aftermath from the very beginning. And that continues to this day."


The high point for an NPR correspondent was when American soldiers started being murdered by terrorists and angry remnants of the old Stalinist Regime.....Simply Disgusting

A day Late

And a dollar short. I didn't blog yesterday for two reasons: One, my mother was visiting, and I'll be damned if I'm going to sit at a computer when family is here. Second, my September 11th reflections were private. Even the girlfriend knew to just leave me be. I've said before that I don't have a scar from that day, because a scar implies that the wound has healed over. And it hasn't. Not for me.

So on that note, let me give you other people's thoughts on Sept. 11th.

Bill Whittle should be required reading in all high school American History classes, as far as I'm concerned.
Mark Styne is a good read, as always.
Andrew Sullivan makes a good case for anger.

Now it's time for a shower before the mother and g/f come back and find me still unshaved, unshowered, and in my bathrobe.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Light Blogging Alert

I'm going to be away from the computer for a couple of days. My mom is visiting today, and my brother is showing up tomorrow. Family before blog, you know.

For those new to this blog, I'm hardly the only blogger here. There's a reason we're called FOUR Right Wing Wackos. (and we actually have more than that!)

I'll be back on Sunday at the latest.
DIZZY DEAN'S FAVORITE SONG:

www.AndrewSullivan.com - Daily Dish:
"I see Diaspora women and Diaspora men
There are people who are not going to make it because
they will sleep with the fishes
They lost their knowledge just like a priest without
religion"


These are just some of the words. I have not heard the song, but I guess that he has no idea what the words are or say, but he likes the beat. Otherwise, this is bizarre enough in itself to disqualify this dope for office.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

ACT OF VAPIDITY

At least Reuters calls these maniacs what they really are, Anti-Capitalists.

Yahoo! News - S. Korean Man Kills Himself at WTO Protests: "A South Korean activist stabbed himself and died on Wednesday in violent anti-capitalism protests at a World Trade Organization (news - web sites) meeting in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun."

So these people, who habitually go violent at any gathering of global leaders, now have begun to commit suicide to protest capitalism. I'm not sure I am going to take seriously the ideas of those who are constantly violent and now kill themselves to make their point. People who are this rash and unstable in their behavior probably are about as irrational and shaky in their ideas. I am wondering where these anti-capitalists find the money to fly all over the globe to protest at these meetings. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the smelly dope-smoking Europeans are receiving government subsidies.

One More

Before I go into a hellacious level of house-cleaning, trying to make my pigsty look presentable before my mom visits.

Bane is one of those people who makes outrageous statements that you laugh about, until you realise that he's not kidding. I've chatted with him on other blogs. But I stopped by his blog and found this little gem.

German prisoners, captured during WWII, held their cigarettes with shaking fingers as they recounted how frightening it was to watch US soldiers come at them...dying, being cut in half by machine gun and rifle fire, still they kept coming...silently, remorselessly, and without mercy

Let me repeat those last two words: WITHOUT MERCY

illiterate as they are about everything else, they are doomed to relearn the lesson those Aryan Supermen learned. We will keep coming at you...we will kill you all if we have to...we will kill, arrest, and imprison anyone who gets in our way...until you are dead, or contemplating your nightmares after ignominious surrender.

I'm feeling it. Our fighting men are the best in the world, a fact that is being reinforced on a daily basis. And once we are set on action, you cannot stop us.

Learn that fact now, or learn it as you feel the bullets hit you.

Full of Linky Goodness!

Yep, that's me, Raging Dave, spreading the Linky-love. Today it's from Townhall.com, a worthwhile read any day, and any time.

First we have Joel Mowbray and Debra Saunders on Grey-out Davis' bill to give illegal immigrants drivers licences, and thus the ability to vote. Sure to get your blood pressure up.

Terrence Jeffery discusses the failure of DC schools, and why DC should put school vouchers into place.

Michelle Malkin discusses how our public officials show much grief for the September 11th victims in public, but then spit on the graves with their actions.

And last but not lease, Ann Coulter mentions yet another disasterous war being faught by the Donks.

I tell ya.... hot, conservative women with as much vitrol as me... mmmmmmmmmmm....

DRINK ALERT!

From Scrappleface:

Scientists have dubbed the creature Homo Republicus.

"The cranium is rather large, but the spinal column doesn't seem strong enough to support it," said an unnamed archeologist working at the dig site. "Despite its impressive thinking capabilities, it apparently crawled along on its belly, often carrying opportunistic vermin on its back.

Bingo

You know how some people can nail what you're feeling with just a stroke of the pen?


Yep. It's Cox and Forkum again.

So let's review, in the forlorn hope that someone from the Administration may just see this. (Yeah, it's million-to-one, but I can dream, can't I?)

You do not negotiate with terrorists. You do not take it easy on terrorists. You do not allow terrorists any space or privacy if you can prevent it. You do not go with half-measures, you do not try to think about how terrorists feel, you do not give succor to them, you do not allow them to breath or breed. You do not waffle, you do not make concessions, you do not concede diddly-squat. You do not rest.

You hit them, and hit them hard, with every last bit of strength that you have. You pound them flat, you eradicate them. You kill them, and then kill their families, and their family's families, until the entire line of terrorists has been exterminated. You bring the wrath of god himself, if you can. You make it plain and simple that attacks against us will bring retrobution so merciless and unforgiving that future terrorists will quake in fear at the mere thought of what could happen should they try to attack us.

It. Is. That. Simple!

More Rants

This time about a den Best article. Don't get me wrong, it's a well written article, as all of his are. But what I have a problem with is the fact that there are no such things as palestinians. The head "palestinian", Arafat, is Egyptian. He was born in Cairo. He's no more "palestinian" than I am.

I know it's more timely to just call them "palestinians" and leave it at that, but after the past couple of years, I've had it up to here with those lying, murdering sacks of excretement. Calling them what they aren't validates them, in a way. And I'm not going to give those genocidal pigs any validation if I can help it.

Speaking of terrorists, David Horowitz has another good article up at FrontPage.

It is a dark day for Americans when one of their two ruling parties cannot be counted on to support the flag when it is committed in battle, and when the battle is America’s response to a bloodthirsty aggressor with access to biological, chemical and perhaps even nuclear weapons.

And for those who haven't seen Michell's project, Voices, it's worth checking out.

More later.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Not that this conscientious survey will see much media exposure, but it shows that while the Iraqis are indeed sensible people, the leftist media that portrays them as sharing with the Democratic base a drooling atavistic anger with America and George Bush are not so sensible.


OpinionJournal - Featured Article: "Perhaps the ultimate indication of how comfortable Iraqis are with America's aims in their region came when we asked how long they would like to see American and British forces remain in their country: Six months? One year? Two years or more? Two thirds of those with an opinion urged that the coalition troops should stick around for at least another year."

I hate this town

So there I was, driving home from work. It's been twelve hours since I've seen my front door, and I just want to hug my girlfriend, grab a scotch on the rocks, and plop my ass down on the couch. In that order. But on the way home, I'm stuck behind a car with an all too familiar "Impeach Bush" bumper sticker. Great. Not what I want to see on my way home. So I cut into the right-hand lane and start to accelerate. Red light. DAMN! So I pull up to the light, and there's a bunch of people waving signs. Nothing new, it's getting to be election time, and you see "Elect Ryu" or "Vote for Smith" all over the place. I look over to see who these folks are endorsing, and what do I see?

"Impeach Bush"

So here's my message, delivered online because I didn't have the time to hop out of my gas-guzzling truck and give it personally with my fists. Fuck you. Fuck you and your worthless ideology. Fuck you, fuck your whore of a mother, and fuck the father you never knew because he didn't pay for the first time. You slimy worms haven't done a damn thing but make this part of the country into a shit-filled cesspool, where what you say is more important than what you actually DO. You sign waving baboons wouldn't have the first clue what to do if the shit ever hit the fan again, you would just promptly shit your pants and run shrieking into your house and cower behind your "Free Mumia" posters like you do every time you face actual adversity. You are nothing more than parasites clinging to the ass of civilization, never doing anything worthwhile, draining life out of society, and corrupting everything you put your grubby little blood-stained hands on. You are so mind-numbingly idiotic that if you didn't have an autonomous nerveous system you would forget to breath. You are the antithesis of everything that is good about America, and seeing you waivng your purile little signs and grinning your brainless grin makes me want to remind you that EVERYTHING GOOD IN YOUR LIFE has been made possible by men that you cannot begin to understand, much less emulate. And I pray to god that you stay out of my way while I do my part to make sure that this country is never attacked on a large scale again, because if you, through your drone-like actions, allow another major terrorist attack on my country, I will hunt you down and torture you until you beg for death. I will brand pain onto your under-developed, never used brain until you will never forget the feeling of my punishment, nor my laugh as I administer it. And I will NEVER, NEVER allow a mental child who demands more gifts from a country that they spurn with every action and word to share my space, my time, or my oxygen.

God, I hate this town.

Just Because

Dark Water
You come from Dark Water. You are solitary and
find peace in yourself, or maybe you're
turmoiled but pull off peace.


Where Did Your Soul Originate?
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I go for the "turmoiled but pull off peace". More like "pull off the resemblance of peace"
As a follow up to Dave's post below, here is a link to the list of dead New York City firemen, police officers, and paramedics. Two things struck me when looking at that. One is the sheer number of dead. The second is the number of missing. Scores of men and women who will never be found, whose physical bodies essentially disintegrated that day.

Oh Sweet Jesus

I found this over at A Little More To The Right. It's recordings that amature radio operator Robert Sanford made on September 11th, 2001.

Another East Coast friend used the Internet to feed Sanford radio transmissions between police and fire officials and dispatchers.

Sanford started listening _ and then he started recording, capturing more than two hours of wrenching exchanges.


They're somewhat graphic. That's to be expected, when a police dispatcher is attempting to raise units on the radio, not knowing that those units have just been crushed to death by the building they were in. When you hear the firemen on the radio saying "We're trapped. We're trapped, I don't know where we are", it's gut wrenching. When you hear chaos, then silence over the radio, it's an eery feeling.

And what's worse is that you know what happens. You listen to the reports of the WTC collapsing on the radio recordings, and you hear units heading to the site, KNOWING that all hell is breaking loose, KNOWING that their friends and family are buried under tons of rubble, KNOWING that they might share the same fate, but they head out anyways, running into a hell that people are trying to escape.

Let's get one thing strait. September 11th isn't a scar for me. A scar indicates that the wound has healed over. This is still a gaping wound on my soul, still fresh and dripping blood. If you listen to these radio recordings, you'll hear firemen, trapped and calling for help. You'll hear dispatchers trying to find units that no longer exist. And if you have a soul, I dare you to listen and remain untouched. Try to listen to a Fire captain calling "10-4, I'm trapped, I don't know where" and not feel it in your heart. I dare you to listen as a police officer calls out the location of trapped officers, without feeling pain and rage.

This isn't some minor event that we should just "get over", as some of the Euro-weenies suggest. This was a direct assault on our country, by a group of men who want us all dead. And they're still out there, planning and plotting. They might be hiding, but they're still there. And I swear to god, I will go down firing before I ever have to listen to a police officer screaming for help over the radio again.
The Americans aren't the only ones asking for world for help in the Middle East.
General Tso chicken is surely one of my favorite dishes. Quite nice when prepared well.

But who was that Tso guy?

General Tso Tsungtang, or as his name is spelled in modern Pinyin, Zuo Zongtang, was born on Nov. 10, 1812, and died on Sept. 5, 1885. He was a frighteningly gifted military leader during the waning of the Qing dynasty, a figure perhaps the Chinese equivalent of the American Civil War commander William Tecumseh Sherman. He served with brilliant distinction during China's greatest civil war, the 14-year-long Taiping Rebellion, which claimed millions of lives.

Tso was utterly ruthless. He smashed the Taiping rebels in four provinces, put down an unrelated revolt called the Nian Rebellion, then marched west and reconquered Chinese Turkestan from Muslim rebels.
Who Was General Tso And Why Are We Eating His Chicken?


Found on Right-Thinking

Some Daily Rants

Starting with the Ville. This guy sounds as pissed off as me!

How can anyone who worships cop killers, black clad anarchist dweebs, child-killing terrorists and Fidel Castro talk about peace and justice? Shut the fuck up and don’t eat the brown acid. The brown acid is bad.

I'm loving it. I'm feeling it!

Oh, and for all those who think that socialized medicine is sooooooo great? Here's a big middle finger waving in your direction. "US surgery safer than under NHS" Nothing else needs to be said.

Thanks to RNS and Samizdata for those two links.

Also found at Samizdata was a quote that bears repeating, if only as a warning:
"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
- Attributed to Adolf Hitler, 1935. Sound like anyone you know?

On the international front, France is threatening to block a UN vote on Libyan sanctions, unless they get more money from Libya. This all stems from the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which Libya has claimed responsiblity for, and paid restitution to the USA. France wants money as well. The kicker? France has already gotten paid.

France and Libya had agreed in 1999 for a $33 million compensation package to be shared by families of the 170 people — giving relatives of each victim about $194,000.

Just how dispicable are the French going to prove themselves to be? Every time I turn around, I see more evidence that this back-water, first-world-country-wannabe is nothing more than a shit-filled cesspool of greedy, backstabbing, slimey, sneaky, power-hungry, half-rate, despots in training. When is the USA going to stop treating France like an equal? France doesn't deserve to lick the dirt from the USA's cowboy boots.

In the USA, if you haven't heard about the Recording Industry suing everyone and their mothers, you've been hiding out for too long. This is flat out rediculous.

The RIAA also announced an amnesty program for people who admit they illegally share music, promising not to sue them in exchange for their admission and pledge to delete the songs off their computers. The offer does not apply to people who already are targets of legal action.

Hey, I have a better idea! Why doesn't this industry, which holds a virtual monopoly over music in America, actually find a way to use this technology to sell music to the consumer? It's already being done, on a smaller scale by a computer company, and it's a sucess. Would it be so hard for the RIAA to do that? But golly gee, that would mean that the RIAA might have to actually find bands with talent, as well as show some inovation and resourcefulness. It would also mean that the RIAA couldn't make billions of dollars selling one or two good songs surrounded by absolute crap for $20.00 a pop. In short, the RIAA is an Industrial Age giant, screaming and kicking and trying to hold back the Information Age, never knowing that they've already been passed by. I've never downloaded songs before, but I think I just might start as my own tiny act of defiance.

That's all for now. I'll be back later.
Regarding progress in Iraq:

If you turn on the news or look at the headlines in the newspaper box, the post-war reconstruction of Iraq looks like a failure.

Look more carefully. The Iraqi summer of 2003 is a violent one, but something wonderful and new is being born.
Michael J. Totten
Duh.

The nation's schools are telling an unbalanced story of their own country, offering students plenty about America's failings but not enough about its values and freedoms, says a report drawing support across the ideological spectrum.

Without a change of approach, schools will continue to turn out large numbers of students who are disengaged in society and unappreciative of democracy, the report contends.
Report Says Schools Are Unfair to America
Fat folks may sue McDonalds, but who are fat dogs and cats going to sue?

From the Detroit Free Press...

"Overweight Americans and Europeans are overfeeding their pets, too -- and putting the animals' health at risk, according to a report issued Monday. "

"The National Research Council found that a quarter of dogs and cats in the Western world are obese. And as with humans, this puts them at risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems."


My guess: One day we will see at least one nut case or animal rights group that calls for legislation or a class action lawsuit against dog and cat food manufacturers, for making food that tastes too good or has too many calories.

Don't laugh. Left wing wackos like Harvard's Steven Wise think that animals should be entitled to the same basic rights as humans i.e. the right to an attorney, etc. (A left wing wacko in academia? What a shock!)
What's next after Big Tobacco and Big Fast Food?

It looks to me like: Big Video Game

"In the wake of a recent deadly Tennessee shooting in which two teens shot and killed a man, the family of the deceased has filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Grand Theft Auto, according to ABC News. Both teens have plead guilty to reckless homicide, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment."

"The game was implicated as an inspiration for the teens, ages 14 and 16. According to the news dispatch, the plaintiff's attorney, Jack Thompson, stated, "The industry needs to cough up money so victims and their families can be compensated for their pain... The shareholders need to know what their games are doing to kids and their families. They need to stop pushing adult-rated products to kids. These products are deadly."

"These products are deadly"? Most people think that sharp objects, guns, and explosives are deadly, not CD's that come in a box and produce images on a screen.

Sue whoever has the deepest pockets: It's the American way.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Teachers on Strike

If you live near the Puget Sound, you know that at least two school districts worth of teachers are on strike. Now, I can support most people who are trying to earn a fair living, but lets look at what they want, where they are, and what they're trying to get.

One of the school districts on strike is the Marysville districts. What's the average salary for that district? Funny you should ask. $54,179. How many of you out there make that much? I'm about $25,000 short of that, and I live in an area with a higher cost of living.

What's the average salary of a teacher in Washington? $43,470, as of reports from 2001-2002. So what's the average salary of teachers nationwide? $40,540, according to reports from 1998. Chances are it's gone up in the five years since then.

Add in the health benifits, and other perks, like a three month vacation every year, and ask yourself: Is that too little?

And then ask this question: Why should we pay our teachers more when our students rank below other developed countries? These people can't even get eighth-graders to out perform students from Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Japan, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia, but they want to get paid top dollar? Who are we comparable with? Bulgaria, Latvia and New Zealand. Fine. Lets get the average salary from those countries, and pay our teachers THAT amount. Wait, scratch that, there's a report that claims American 12th graders scored below every nation, except Cyprus and South Africa, in the 3rd international math and science series (2/24/98). And they want HOW MUCH more money?

And then, if it's not salaries, it's people screaming that our schools need more money. Oh really? Why are Korean students wiping their floors with our asses when it comes to education, and yet they spend less money per student than we do? And it's not even internationally. Washington DC spent more per student than any state, and yet their schools are a dismal failure.

So what's the answer? First of all, hire substitute teachers right frigging now. Get those kids back in school. Second, institute STANDARDS that must be met. Third, get rid of shitty teachers. Oh, you have tenure? Fine, but your students aren't learning a damn thing, you're out of here. Fourth, realise that throwing money at the problem IS NOT THE SOLUTION! And last but not least, get school vouchers up and running. Let the schools improve or die. Give parents the choice of where to send their kids to school. But tossing more money at the status quo is doing those kids, and the future of this country, a big disservice.

Sorry, Marysville teachers. You're already overpaid. Get back to work, or I hope to god they find someone who will do the job instead of you. Maybe if you weren't so concerned with just getting your piece of the pie our students might actually be learning something.
Waht's your problem? Why are you waiting?

The Alec Baldwin for President watch is still out there:


Left wing activist, progressive, liberal...depending on one's point of view Alec Baldwin could qualify for any of those political titles. If you admire this very outspoken film star, believe in the causes he supports...declare yourself and wear this watch. Or if you know someone who supports him get it for them.

This watch is hard to find and chances are you and your friends have never seen one like it before. And, since it is a rare one, you may never see it again...so bid accordingly and GOOD LUCK.



This is the second time it has been listed. Thus far there are no bids. Whadda-fuggya-waitin-for?

Place your bid now!
Lawsuit Vs. Cheney, Halliburton Dismissed:

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Halliburton Co. and Vice President Dick Cheney, its former chief executive, of misleading investors by changing the way the company counted revenue from construction projects.
Yahoo! News
The following graph depicts the Dow Jones Industrial Average since its inception.



Does it look like we're in a death spiral?

No, it doesn't.

In fact, if you attempt to smooth out the volatility over short periods of time with a straight line that describes the entire seventy-something years, you find that the market is just about where it should be.
Odd stuff

Peter Levy doesn't like the trend of fat people suing restaurants. So he created a desert that is patently unhealthy and makes you sign a waiver before eating it.



Every time you drive your SUV you condemn some young Frenchie to finding his Christmas presents underneath the living room sofa, you unfeeling avaricious American rat bastard.




In Berlin, three thousand dog march for more rights. Swear to God.
Seven out of ten Americans say: "Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11".

Arrogant, haughty, and elitist American Leftists say: "Those are seven dumb and gullible people!"

Howard Owens says: "Well, maybe not".

American Rapper / Ambassador Redman busted in Oslo. But the show went on. 1,300 Norwegian fans got their fix of debauchery.

Elsewhere in Norway, NASA contends that the island Svalbard is quite similar to Mars. No kidding.

The Norwegian economy is growing, job growth is lagging. Sound familiar?

The Oil Minister plans to not visit Iraq.

Fascinating, eh?
Puggs sums up the sentiments of millions: Jimmy Carter: Born ignorant, and destined to die stupid
Canada: Haven for terrorists?

"Canada has everything for the discriminating terrorist," says David Harris, former chief of strategic planning at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service - a hybrid of our CIA and FBI.

"It's a convenient place. It's a modern economy so that you can get money, you can transfer money, channel it around the world."

"We've established through our intelligence services and other means that we have 50 terrorist organizations now on our soil. And a good number of these are world class. They range in scope from the IRA to Hezbollah, Hamas … certainly al Qaeda," says Harris, who believes that they are targeting the United States.
CBS News | North Of The Border | September 5, 2003 21:11:31
"Two men were taken into custody last week after they apparently attacked a foursome of players at a local golf course, injuring two of them, Local 4 reported."



Ten bucks say Jesse Jacskon is on scene before the end of this week, claiming "fighting words" ignited the brouhaha.

What's that sound?

Why, that's just the sound of your future getting sucked down the toilet, if you live in the UK. Pay no attention to it. Repeat after me: The state is good. The state is your friend. Individuality is bad. Single is bad. Join the State.

Or maybe, just maybe, you folks in the UK should look at what your government is becoming, and WAKE THE HELL UP!

You want less crime in the UK? How's this for an idea: Let your law abiding citizens own and carry firearms! Put criminals in jail, instead of poor schmucks who were just defending their home! Holy Hell, people! The fact that this is even being suggested should scare the LIVING SHIT out of people!

Thanks to Mrs. du Toit for the link.
Donald Sensing at One Hand Clapping has posted one hellaciously thorough look at poverty in America versus poverty in the world.
Michael J. Totten recounts famed American uberLeftist Noam Chomsky's interview on state-run air in Cuba: Michael J. Totten: Chomsky in Havana
Warming the crowd for Gray Davis: "He can't even speak English well. How can he govern the state of California?"

Governor takes dig at accent
An overview of World War Four: The Globe and Mail.

Seen on Instapundit

Sunday, September 07, 2003

The .380 Semi-Auto

Isn't a very big round. In fact, my little .38 Special would knock it flat. The .380 is designed to be small, compact, and discreet, but not powerfull. Got it? I hope so, because Spoons has found an entire newspaper that doesn't.

There. Even if you knew nothing about firearms before today, you now know more than the entire staff of the Chicago Sun Times. To wit:


A gun made for plainclothes cops because of its big firepower and small size was the weapon Salvador Tapia brandished Wednesday.

Big firepower. I doubt most reporters would recognize big firepower if it shot them in the ass.


And if you haven't been following this story about Salvador Tapia, he committed murder with a .380 semi-auto pistol in Chicago. Gee, Chicago, with some of the most stringent anti-gun laws in the nation? THAT Chicago? Just how did a career criminal get a gun in Chicago, for gosh's sake?

I won't post the rest of the article, but it's a good one. The last half makes me seem calm and composed, if you can believe that.

Update: The Smallest Minority comments on it as well.