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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Only the best

The Best Quotes of 2004 as compiled by Tim Blair can be found here.

This is graphic

And it is maybe 1/1000th of the toll.

Bush "Undermines" UN!

United States President George Bush was tonight accused of trying to undermine the United Nations by setting up a rival coalition to coordinate relief following the Asian tsunami disaster.


YES! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, President George W. Bush! It's like he gives us little presents every now and again! :)

Taking her accuastion seriously, I couldn't be more proud of him for bypassing the den of leaches and vipers.

When Good Victims Wear Bad Shirts

Scroll down. Love the bin Laden T-shirt on that Tsunami survivor. Anyone wearing one of those doesn't get a damned cent worth of aid.

DANEgerus.....

...takes a whole bag of brickbats to Baghdad Jim McDermott.

Don't even get Dave started!

Tsunami Disaster Relief: How America Can Prove It's Not 'Stingy'

LOL

By raising taxes, of course.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Well Holy Crap!

Jim is back.

I was starting to get worried, but I figured that he'd work out whatever he needed to work out, and he would be back in a bit. I didn't figure that it would take TWO FIGGING MONTHS.

Still, I'm damn glad he's back. Good to see you, Cap'n.

Timing and Opportunity

Bush can't win anything but a Presidential race.

I suspect strongly that had he come out fast, early and hard after the tragedy, he would have been criticized for using a tragedy as a PR opportunity.

Turning this into a partisan, Bush bashing opportunity lacks class, dignity and is an insult to the dead thousands.

Classic Stuff...

...from the Underpants.

My favorite: " The world was wonderful to us. I will NEVER forget those pictures of memorials and candle lightings all over the world. They won't forget that we turned out to be cold-hearted bastards when they were suffering. Nor should they."

Hmmm.

Vigil aid good. Money aid bad.


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Shooting Blanks

Hmmm.

The academy, however, should believe its own findings. Based on 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, a survey that covered 80 different gun-control measures and some of its own empirical work, the panel couldn't identify a single gun-control regulation that reduced violent crime, suicide or accidents.
Intriguing.

New York Post Online Edition

Unsympathetic America, Insensitive Bush

Love the quotes from "a senior career official" and, of all people, Wesley Clark. Anything to smear the President.

Washingtonpost.com

UPDATE: "Who in Indonesia or Sri Lanka is watching TV right now?" ThoughtsOnline

Rising from the Asses

"This is a place for Trolls to brag of conquest, bannings, and the especially toucy blogger they may have found. Herein anything Troll like is very welcome."


Just a reminder of who this pathetic little "Phoenix" (or should we call you "pigwiggle"?)really is. Take a look.




Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Happy Contradiction

In contrast to Tim's entry below.

How humans function during crisis.

Tsunami Video

Astounding stuff here.

Sri Lanka rejects Israeli rescuers

Not much more to say about this.

BBC NEWS

And Oh Yeah

Doff of the cap to the Captain's Quarters.

I disagree with Dave.

Leave the gentle trip into the good night to the despicable Susan Sontag. Washington Republicans: GET IN THERE AND FIGHT!!! There'll be no time better than now to demonstrate the crooked politics of American Cities.

Tally Ho!

Rip their balls off!



So long, Shit-For-Brains!

Stingy, eh?

Oy!
"In short," researchers Alexander Karp, Gary A. Tobin and Aryeh Weinberg write in the journal Philanthropy, "American philanthropy is extraordinary by any world standard and the reason is that America herself is exceptional."
Someone do a cost / benefit analysis on having the UN in New York, please. I find myself no longer willing to host them (unless it helps Americans turn a buck, natch).

America enjoys view from the top / The Washington Times INSIDER

The Still Growing Left

Kim du Toit is pointing people to Kevin Baker's question of the day.

If it is so blindingly obvious to many of us that the ideologies behind, for example, gun control and welfare are so fundamentally flawed, why are these ideologies not dead? Not only are they not dead, in many ways, still flourishing? Why is the demonstrably erroneous ideology of the Left still advanced by people who just want to keep turning up the power, with the resultant escalation of failure?


Both Kim and Kevin have answers to that question, and I agree with both of them. But there's another facet that I think both of them missed, or perhaps just didn't think was important enough to mention. I think it's rather important, and needs to be realized.

One reason that the Left continues to spread it's failure-bound ideology is that the people spreading it, by and large, have insulated themselves from the negative ramifications of their decisions.

How many business owners do you see trying to spread the socialist propaganda of the Left? Not too many. Most business owners understand that socialism and communism spell failure for anyone trying to run a business. These owners deal with the effects of their business decisions on a daily basis, and if they screw up, they are the ones who have to deal with the consequences. The same goes for people just working full time and trying to run a household, or raise children. Their decisions and the results of them are felt almost immediately, and must be dealt with by the people responsible.

When's the last time some communist college professor had to deal with the consequences of his actions? Why do you think that universities are so full of bullshit laden socialist fuckwits? Because it doesn't matter what some braindead hippie holdover says or does, his paycheck keeps on coming. He can spout off all the communist propaganda he wants to, and at the end of the day he still gets to go to his taxpayer dollar furnished home. The consequences of his actions are felt by someone else. The failure of the communist ideology will be felt by the poor people who have to suffer under it. While the idiots and morons keep spouting off anti-capitalist blather, they are not the ones who have to deal with the end results of it all.

Like many conservatives, I was pretty liberal when I was younger. That seems to be a common theme these days. When you're young, you have many if not most of your needs taken care of by someone else. Parents, relatives, whoever. Most of us didn't have to worry about IF we were going to have dinner, we were worried about what we were having. For some people, the biggest problem they had in highschool was that their parents didn't buy them a car. Your basic needs were taken care of by someone else.

And then, you graduated. Some of you went to college, some of you went into the military, some of you went to a forty-hour a week job. And all of a sudden, those basic needs, which up to this point had been taken care of, were YOURS to deal with.

You want to stay out all night and party? Fine and dandy, you're an adult, but when the rent comes due and you spent all your cash on booze, what are you going to do? Wanna buy that new stereo? Find and dandy, but what are you going to have for dinner when that thousand dollar piece of equipment is sitting in your living room? I guarantee that many of the people reading this have spent more than a few days living on coffee and Top Ramen. I know that I did. Two bucks for a case of Ramen noodles at the local supermarket. If I had just gotten paid, then I could afford chicken leg quarters ($0.48 a pound!). Mowing lawns, shoveling sidewalks, washing cars or houses, all on my days off, just so that I could make a few extra bucks. If I screwed up, then I had to deal with it. I had to fix it. I couldn't afford some pie-in-the-sky pipe dream that was ultimately doomed to failure. And most of the conservatives today dealt with many of the same issues, if not the same cases that I did.

Compare that to the Left today, which has built up a system that ultimately protects those who continue to make poor decision after poor decision. These are the people who live on other people's largesse. The ones who live on the government's dime, or who make a living by sucking wealth and good fortune from other people. Their actions and their decisions have almost no effect on their paychecks. When is the last time you saw a federal worker get fired? Teachers and professors, once entrenched, almost take an Act of God to remove, even if they're the worst teacher you've ever seen. Trust me, I tried. I had to deal with some of them. I wrote some time ago about two teachers getting caught screwing each other in the school gym, and all they received was a suspension. Og at Neanderpundit had a niece who witnessed these two "teachers" in the act, and despite Og's assurances that the two teachers are being taken to task, I note that they are still employed by the school district.

If I had been found screwing a nurse at the hospital I worked at, while both of us were on the clock, we would have been fired right there on the spot. These two "teachers" are still employed. They do not have to face the consequences of their actions. And I'm willing to bet my entire back account that both of them voted Democrat in the last election.

The Left's ideology is continually spread by those who do not have to face the consequences of their actions or words.

So that's my rather long winded take on it all. Anyone else want to offer up a suggestion or two?

Mama-Farging Cork-Suckers

Analog Kid has been keeping tabs on the election debacle here in Washington state. He's up to number twelve, and it looks like the good guys lost this one. With the fraud, corruption, and outright thievery of the Democrats who hold power in the Seattle area, there's no way that Dino Rossi can continue to fight without looking increasingly bad.

However, I'm going to follow Analog Kid's lead.

I hate to say this, but I am of the mind now that the Repubs will never get this fight started in time and that Rossi should conceed so as to leave an image in the state's citizens that he is not a crybaby.

Then, the Repubs can do their investigation without the hinderence of the press demanding to look over their shoulder. When they find provable evidence of election fraud in King County, they can put out to the public and begin to gather signatures for a recall.

Until then, I am content to call Gregoire my 'Selected, Not Elected' Governor.


"Selected, not elected"! Let's finally use that phrase where it belongs! And trust me, should the Republicans take AK's advice, they WILL find evidence of election fraud.

Hell, bloggers have already found it. It shouldn't take too long for a politician to stumble across it.

One more from the McDonough Heritage Group

This is pretty sobering. Lamentably, I think he's right. Humanity is in for a rough ride over the next couple decades.

Bush Honeypot Doctrine

I recall trying to explain the notion of a honeypot to some uberLibs about eighteen months ago, shortly after the invasion of Iraq. They couldn't comprehend it. They laughed. I said "This stuff is twenty-four HUNDRED years old", directing them to The Art of War.

"Hold out baits to entice your enemy," I quoted, "then crush him."

Still no sale.

McDonough Heritage Group

The UN sez:

"Tax 'em more, Give us more."

Right Thinking from the Left Coast

Monday, December 27, 2004

Vote Fraud? You bet!

I rant about vote fraud - Other people prove it.

Pull on Superman's Cape has two posts about it, with photo evidence.

Sound Politics has commentary on it as well.

My two cents? The thieving, lying, cheating, swindling, corrupt, worthless, goatfucking shitwads known as Democrats will get away with it. They're in power in the Pugetropolis, and they'll do anything they can to get away with their crimes.

Emailed to me by this wonderful woman.

By the way....

When I refer to Washington State as a liberal-ridden shithole of communist overlord-wannabes and the suffering conservatives who have to deal with them, I'm not joking.

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that parents no longer have the right to eavesdrop on their children’s phone conversations — establishing a personal right-to-privacy for minors. The decision overturned a purse-snatching robbery conviction, which hinged largely upon information obtained when a mother eavesdropped on her 14-year-old daughter’s conversation with the now “alleged” thief.

Not surprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that has previously advocated for lowering the sexual age of consent to thirteen, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of establishing privacy rights for minors.


So parents can't be parents anymore, basically. Thanks, Lefties! Is there any other fascet of life that you haven't tried to fuck up beyond all belief? Is there anything that you won't try to corrupt? Is there perhaps one snippet of life that has been untouched by the foul corruption of the Left? Let's hope so.

What a clusterfuck. This state is pretty much ruled by the Pugetropolis, and everyone else suffers while the insane, mentally retarded Left monkeys around and flings shit everywhere.

And the ACLU, why the hell hasn't it just come out and admitted that it's part and parcel of the Democrats? Why the joke of a pretense that they're unbiased? They stick up for NAMBLA, for g-d's sake! Yeah, they're perfectly fine with grown men trying to fuck a young boy up the ass (That's called RAPE, folks!) but when a parent tries to actually PARENT their kids, the ACLU is against it. What a goatscrew. Which, as it happens, is yet another thing the ACLU would be in favor of. Just as long as it wasn't conservative.

A light hearted post

Because I can't stand the thought of nothing but doom and gloom over the holidays.

How many of these have you tried?

I haven't had reindeer or guinea pig, but I'm willing to give it a shot. I always try to sample something I haven't had before. I ate jellyfish when I was in Korea, and I'll try just about anything once. And if it goes well with whiskey, I'll try it twice.

Link found at this guy's place.

Helping the Asians

Lee at Right Thinking has the skinny. I made note of this post because earlier this day I was reading posters at Democratic Underpants deriding the $100,000 number, like that's all "Bush" was going to send.

Which reminds me...

...of a time when I worked in an office building that was shared by two brothers, one was CEO of a software development firm, the other a computer distributor. The latter occupied only a small part of the office space but, of course, used the warehouse space in the back to their advantage. There was just one problem: the place was a mess.

Nay, a disgrace. We all used to joke about it.

Then the company hired this thirty-something fellow straight out of the Army. Dude had been a Quartermaster.

Three days later, a guy I worked with dragged me out back to the warehouse. The place had been totally transformed - everything in its bin, a bin for everything, and one could have dined off the floor. My coworker (he was Army PsyOps) looked at me and said:

"You know what this is called, man?

"No," I said.

"Two words," he replied. "Squared away."

We were out back catching a smoke the first time thereafter a big shipment arrived from Compaq. The driver of the truck got out of his cab, walked up the ramp with his delivery paperwork, looked around and whistled, then marveled: "What the hell happened here?"

Squared away.

It's been part of my personal lexicon ever since.

Training completed

At least this part of it, anyways. I still have at least one more school to go to, and if I can swing it I'll be going to quite a few more. However, I am now a Quartermaster.

That's supply, for those who don't know.

Certainly not the most glamourous job, but damn important. Patton found that out when he was trying to reach Berlin in '44. Soldiers win skirmishes. Generals win battles. Logistics wins wars. The best training, the best equipment, the best soldiers and leaders can't do anything if they don't have people bringing them beans and bullets.

So that's my new job, at least for the next few months. The 91W training is possibly on hold, due to there being an over abundance of them in the Army at this time. From what I've been able to figure out, all the people slated for 91W are being transfered to different jobs if possible. Meh. I really wanted to be a medic, but if I have to remain supply, so be it. If that turns out to be the case, then I'm going to push for another school. Airborn, if possible. Air Assault, perhaps. Right now I'm just playing it by ear and seeing what pops up. If I can still get tghe 91W school, great.

I spent Christmas with my wife and parents at their house in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Not a very large affair, but good family and more great food than you could shake a stick at. Man, I love my mom's cooking. I sang at Midnight Mass with the church choir, and then came home to presents and whiskey.

Life right now is good.

However, I get the nagging feeling that I shouldn't have returned to the Seattle area at all. The Democrats have managed to cheat and steal their way into the govenor's mansion. The state Republicans will be filing a lawsuit, but I don't expect much to come out of it. This is Washington State, after all.

I also see that Southeast Asia has suffered a natural disaster. My heart goes out to all those people. The USA should be sending help as soon as possible.

In any case, it won't take me long to get riled up by something from Seattle. I'll post more when I actually have something to rant about.

See you all soon!

Tsunami Fodder

Tim Blair has some news and links about the Asian tsunami disaster, including some letters to the Sydney Morning Herald that you just HAVE to see.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

In Appreciation of the Readers of This Blog

Being taken by the Christmas spirit and in appreciation of your continued interest in our musings, I spent some time today preparing a video present for readers of this blog. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Death goes on a Date with a Moonbat.

Enjoy

Merry Christmas, Everyone

Especially you Dave, if'n you're out there.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

When Gun Grabbers Attain Authority

Spokane Man Harassed and Jailed by Police For Carrying An Unloaded Gun In His Car

And the Update

Spread this around. Let people know what happens when you let the enlightened left attain power. Hit a few quasi-sympathetic news outlets.

Thanks to Shad for bringing this article to our attention.

Indulge In One Of Life's Simpler Pleasures

Here is a chance for the ladies to partake in something guys take for granted. Snow offers opportunities for creativity This thing makes it look easy.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

One More Post

When one is attempting to vilify a successfull military commander, one might do well to check their facts and ensure that they have all the information. Because when one goes out and attempts to verbally attack said successfull military commander without all the facts, one shows their ass.

That ass promptly gets handed to them by others who actually know what's going on. Such as Wrechard, who takes Andrew Sullivan to task for his smear against General Tommy Franks.

Here's some advice, Sully. Have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up. You have NO knowledge of the military, and it shows. Go back to whimpering about how George Bush is going to string gays up on lampposts, or whatever half-baked theory you have presently is.

Found via who else?

HEEEEERE's DAVEY!

Ah, the joys of a laptop and an internet cafe. As of right now I'm slurping down coffee at the Firetower Coffee House in Helena, Montana. If you ever pass by this way, make sure to stop in. It's a great little place, with some DAMN good coffee. Hell, it's 1915 hrs right now, and I'm on my third cup. I don't know if it's just the atmosphere, or the fact that I've been drinking the swill the Army calls coffee for three weeks and I'll stay up all night if I can just have a good cup of joe.

I see that you've all met my wife. That's right guys, she's hot, sexy, intelligent, and a wildcat in the bedroom... AND SHE'S AAAAAAAAAAAAALL MINE!

However, on the topic that she was raging on, go have a look at this, found over at RNS. If you ever had a doubt that the Democrats are the filthiest, slimiest pieces of shit on the face of America, maybe this will finally convince you.

Two developments have clinched the need to hit the reset button. The first is the revelation this morning that KC does not know the whereabouts of an additional 162 absentee ballots. Again, these are rejected ballots which had no signature on file, yet Dean Logan is insisting these be canvassed and counted. They believe these are locked in a cage somewhere, or in Paul Berendt's trunk.


We don't know where they are right now, but... uh.... they voted for our girl! Yeah, that's the ticket!

The other development was reported this morning on talk station 570 KVI. Kirby Wilbur reported that KC council woman Kathy Lambert has said that a ballot written in for "Christine Rossi", hereafter known as "Ballot 81," was sent to the canvassing board earlier this week. This is astonishing in itself, since there is no such candidate and this is obviously a joke. But what is more shocking is that the canvassing board didn't throw it out, they cast this ballot for Christine Gregoire. This is absolutely beyond the pale. Does anyone doubt that this is typical for KC?


King County, Moonbat Central. Berkeley North. The seat of all Democrat Party power in Washington State. And they're pulling all their dirty, cheating tricks out of their hat in an effort to steal this election. They've exposed themselves as the worthless fucking parasites they are YET AGAIN.

I hope the lying cheating bastards can feel the heat of my anger from two states away. If you are writing a letter, and you can't think of an adjective foul enough to properly describe what you want, just type in "democrat". There's nothing lower than that.

Now then, you might be thinking "Dave, what in the name of all that is holy does that have to do with me? I don't live there!"

Here's the deal, folks. If they get away with it in one place, they'll do their damnedest to get away with it everywhere else. Take that one to the bank. I'll bet that the Donks from Seattle were looking up the Daley's "Chicago" playbook when they started fucking with ballots. "Hey, Daley got the DEAD to vote! How the hell can we get that started here?"

Fuck 'em all. I'm out of that city, and my wife will be soon. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

In any case, if I get more time I'll post again. Otherwise, I'm flying out of here on the 23rd and then the Raging Mrs. and I will be heading over to my parent's house for Christmas. If I don't see anyone till then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Help make America a better place

A Liberal is offering on ebay to leave the country if you will subsidize her application fee to Canada.

hello, the money from this auction will go into a fund to pay for citizenship applications and moving fees to send a dirty liberal out of America. This is your chance to rid America of a free thinking, pro choice, non-religious, kerry voter. The winning bidder will recieve six handmade stickers, as displayed in the picture. THIS AUCTION IS NOT A JOKE.

Why she wants to leave....

I desire to live somewhere where i will be able to afford health insurance,to live somewhere being gay isnt worse than war, be able to see worthwhile architecture versus suburban sprawl, i want to live somewhere i can bicycle and not nearly be killed every five minutes by an monstrous suv, somewhere that has effecient transportation (here in orlando, its pitiful). i want to live somewhere housewives dont drive hummers. i dont want to live somewhere i am forced to live by other's religious morals,...

Help a Lib out!

TV Theme Songs

If you have an hour at the computer and like to listen while your work or surf, I suggest listening to John Burlingame's appearance on Radio Times. Burlingame has written a book about TV Theme Songs. It's a great hour.

Thursday 12/16/2004: Hour Two

Hit!

Referrer of the Week: Google Search: Michael J Fox Circumcised

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Holy Jumpin' Moonbats!

Okay, well I need the hundred grand so I started clicking. Here's what I've found:

The Towers didn't collapse, they exploded.

Flight 175 had a mysterious pod on its fuselage.

Michael Moore is in on the hoax!

WTC Building 7 was felled by a controlled demolition (this one actually looks compelling to me).

A cruise missile hit the Pentagon, it is said.

It's all a quite intriguing tale.

And, lastly, there's this:

Watch carefully what happens as the plane approaches and crashes into the tower...Immediately before the plane strikes it fires a missile that blows a hole in the building's façade. This is the cause of that brief flash. The plane then begins to disappear neatly into this hole, leaving no wing impressions. Just before it disappears however it fires two more missiles from somewhere near its tail. One goes to the left, one to the right (and up a bit) and it is the blast holes from these three separate missiles that form the great gash across the building.
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There's more. Keep an eye on the adjacent east side of the building, which is also visible. See how, a few frames into the explosion, a white jet of smoke erupts out of the east side at the same level as the plane. The jet comes straight out of the wall at right angles to it, not angled in accordance with the trajectory of the plane. Also it's just white smoke and dust, no orange flames or anything like that. It is clearly a bomb going off, creating the gash that appears on the east wall.
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The plane that hit the North Tower was not American Airlines Flight 11. It was not a Boeing 767. It was a custom-built military plane carrying three missiles that created the impression of a plane crash without leaving any wreckage. In order for it precisely to strike the correct part of the tower (in line with the bomb already planted in the east wall) it must have been flown remotely using cruise navigation. I believe a similar plane was used to strike the Pentagon.

The 'Conspiracy Theorists' have got it dead right this time. The true Flights 11, 175, 77 and 93 were indeed substituted with other planes when the transponders were switched off. Someone hijacked the hijackers to make sure the job was done properly.
Hmmmm.

If you have a half hour to kill, there are some good reads above, whether you choose to open your mind and embrace the absurd or just want a couple head-shaking giggles.


Attention Engineers

Can you prove that 9/11 wasn't an inside job? If so, $100,000 is yours for the takin'.

San Francisco set to ban guns

Ixnay on the oPray OiceChay.

Five supervisors on Tuesday submitted the proposed ban directly to the Department of Elections, one more than the minimum needed to get the measure on the ballot without signatures from registered voters. The next election is scheduled for November 2005, although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has talked about calling a special election before then.

Besides Daly, the sponsors include Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier, Tom Ammiano, Bevan Dufty and Matt Gonzalez, the outgoing president of the 11-member Board of Supervisors. Consisting of four Democrats and a Green Party member, the group is nonetheless considered "ideologically diverse" by San Francisco standards, Barnes said.
Jawohl!

SFGate

C-------- Word Banned at High School

Hand out all the condoms you wish, just don't mention, well, you know.

Students decorated a door for a contest, but when they wanted to use Dr. Seuss in their design, a teacher recommended the phrase, "Don't be the Grinch that stole the winter wonderland," instead of Christmas.
Oy!

TheOmahaChannel.com

Happy Holidays from Wuzzadem....

...and the asylum escapees at Democratic Underpants.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Sullying Our World

Fricking Bush!

Classic Images....

...on a light posting day.

Prophetic:



Pathetic:



Rich guy:



Buh-bye:



Two tools:



Two fools:



And this last one requires no comment:



Sorry for the bandwidth.

Readership has been falling....

...since Dave moved on, so: boobies.

Loverly Linkies

A couple good ones this morning, gleaned from Instapundit:

This one describes life in academia, in the South even.

And here's a good piece regarding the coming revolutionary insurrection on the proverbial "Arab Street". The United States is seeking, and may succeed in in seeking, to create massive upheaval among the world's Muslim population. I remember a Liberal friend of mine (a few months ago) stating: "Bush is causing destabilization in the Middle East!" A Conservative friend then proceeded to enumerate the ills of life in the Middle East and cornered our Liberal friend with this: "How can someone like you who is so committed to human rights and equal rights and civil rights possibly be simultaneously committed to the status quo in the Arab world?"

The Liberal's reply contained the words "Bush" and "Hitler".

Ah well.

Anyway, those above are two fine, fine reads.

Lastly, and sadly, the Oford English Dictionary gets ghetto.

Represent!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Leader of British National Party...

...arrested for "incitement to commit racial hatred."

Oy.

He should be arrested for weirding me out with his googlie eyes.

Know what a BLEVE is?

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion.

Can create some events that can be considered "cool":



Can also produce events that can be considered horrifying.

Wonderbras Recalled

They keep popping open. Questionably safe for work.

Underpants Watch

The kind folks at DU are all a'titter at the rumor that President Bush will tap Senator Lieberman for Homeland Security Secretary.

Aviator's Slang

Check out this compendium at Tailhook.org.

Record shark caught in Nova Scotia

Big mutha.

Geminids 2004

Meteor shower tonight. Peak is 0130-0230 Eastern. Just saw five in five minutes.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Look who's coming to dinner

Marc Rich.

In January 2001, in the final hours his presidency, Clinton bypassed law-enforcement and intelligence agencies to wipe the books clean for Rich after being subjected to intense lobbying from former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Rich's jet-setting ex-wife, Denise, who donated more than $1 million to Democratic campaigns — including Sen. Hillary Rodham's first Senate race — along with an additional $450,000 to Clinton's library fund.

Investigators still do not know how recipients of the vouchers led to Rich, but say his relationship with Saddam goes back more than a decade.

A report by the House Government Reform Committee on Rich's clemency deal established that it was well known to the CIA and other U.S. law-enforcement agencies at the time of the pardon that Rich had been dealing with Saddam since the early 1990s — after the Persian Gulf War when Iraq was the subject of an international embargo.
New York Post

Nice. And while we're at it, via Instapundit you can find quotes of the week at Mudville Gazette.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Washington State ballot hand recount

This is the Raging_Mrs. I feel a sudden urge to blog in the absence of Raging_Dave.

I will start by saying that I have been highly annoyed by the Democrats this WHOLE election.

It started with me sending in my Absentee ballot, unsigned.
OK, not a problem, I was sent an affidavit to sign, so my vote could be counted.
Realistically, I would not have been overly upset if my vote had not been counted because I hadn't followed the instructions. Yes, I signed and sent in the affidavit.

On voting day, I had DEMOCRATS show up at my doorstep,

"to make sure I made it to the polls".
How quaint...

On that Friday, I received a letter from the democratic party advising me that my ballot had been received unsigned, and that I should have received an affidavit to sign, in the mail.
I was not amused.
The very next day, I had a member of the democratic party come to my doorstep, for the same reason as before. He wanted to make sure that I had signed and sent in my affidavit. On the off chance I hadn't, he had one I could sign. The Raging_Mr. pulled me inside before I FULLY gave him a peice of my mind.

Then to find out the Democratic party went to court to get the records of any people who had issues with their ballots.


I am firmly of several opinions on this matter:

1) if anyone is unable to follow the directions on the ballot, unable to make it to the polls, or unable to mail in, or do what is needed to make their vote count, It shouldn't!!!!!

2)If a person needs to be babysat to vote, it doesn't matter enough for their vote to count

3)it was an invasion of my, and many other people privacy to get the records saying there was an issue with our votes


THIS ALL LEADS ME TO THE HAND RECOUNT IN WASHINTON...

After all of the shenanigans to try to win a losing election, and the recount still putting Rossi in the lead, the issue continues to be pressed. Gregoir says that if this count says Rossi wins, that she will cease and desist. I am waiting to see what happens next.

The reality is the voters are tired of this. In a state that has typically gone Democratic, 70% of people, who took a Kiro pull say that the recount is not necessary.



Strangely enough, Rossi just keeps gaining votes.



If I can send 1 message to these people that keep pressing against hope and popularity, it is this,
GIVE IT UP! Let us have peace in our electoral system, and let it be done with.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Slagle Sez:

"You got one week."

Letters To The Troops For The Holidays

Anyone who sends me a letter with permission to make it public will see it posted (sans personal information) on 4RWWs.

SlimyBill at Hotmail dot com

ALSO: send me a haiku. Let 4RWWs be the sole site particpating in this campaign to gather patriotic haiku from across the land.


Raging_Dave UPDATE

Hello all. This is the Raging_Mrs. I just thought some of you might like an update. I just got back from the wide open state of Montana. The Raging_Mr. is doing well. He started out as a Squad Leader and is now a Class Leader. He is doing well in his studies. From the sounds of it these studies(92A) will be earning us immediate rank. The only shooting he will be doing, is with his camera. Actually I think he is enjoying himself. The Army is doing well for him. A private room, catered meals, going out to the bar, hiking and even Karoke:) The only things he could really ask for are a private limo and better cell reception, oh, and to have me there.

If any of you would like more information, feel free to email his pacifier account. I am answering it.

Happy blogging

P.S. Still no news on 91W

Behold the Pork!

And this is likely just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Never mind that, as The Heritage Foundation calculates, the cost of government now stands at more than $20,000 per household per year. And never mind that the federal budget deficit has zoomed past $400 billion, the 108th Congress cut the pork thick and ladled the gravy heavy.
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We used to call this "theft." Now we call it "government."
Yeah.

We used to call it 'theft' - PittsburghLIVE.com

More about PET Scans...

...over at Claudia's place.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Of Rummy and Armor and RPGs

In my recent travels, as synchronicity would have it, I met a guy who is working on this system to defend vehicles against RPGs.

Do you know what a PET Scan is?

We're not to the point where doctors can wave a funny sounding device the size of an aspirin bottle over your chest to see what ails you, like McCoy did, but we really may not be more than two decades away.



Sincerely. I have been doing some work for some medical diagnostic imaging firms and the things that can be done today, without invasion, are outer limits.

PET Scan

Letters to Santa

You may seen these before. They're still good.






Dear Santa,

I wud like a kool toy space ranjur fer Xmas. Iv ben a gud boy
all yeer.

Yer Frend,

BiLLy

---

Dear Billy,

Nice spelling. You're on your way to a career in lawn care.
How about I send you a fucking book so you can learn to read
and write? I'm giving your older brother the space ranger.
At least HE can spell!

Santa




Dear Santa,

I have been a good girl all year, and the only thing I ask
for is peace and joy in the world for everybody!

Love,
Sarah

---

Dear Sarah,

Your parents smoked pot when they had you, didn't they?

Santa




Dear Santa,

I don't know if you can do this, but for Christmas, I'd like
for my mommy and daddy to get back together. Please see what
you can do.

Love,
Teddy

---

Dear Teddy,

Look, your dad's banging the babysitter like a screen door
in a hurricane, do you think he's gonna give that up to come
back to your frigid mom, who rides his ass constantly? It's
time to give up that dream. Let me get you some nice Legos
instead.

Santa




Dear Santa,

I want a new bike, a Playstation, a train, some G.I. Joes, a
dog, a drum kit, a pony and a tuba.

Love,
Francis

---

Dear Francis,

Who names their kid "Francis" nowadays? I bet you're gay.

Santa




Dear Santa,

I left milk and cookies for you under the tree, and I left
carrots for your reindeer outside the back door.

Love,
Susan

---

Dear Susan,

Milk gives me the runs and carrots make the deer fart in my
face when riding in the sleigh. You want to do me a favor?
Leave me a bottle of scotch.

Santa




Dear Santa,

What do you do the other 364 days of the year? Are you busy
making toys?

Your friend,
Thomas

---

Dear Thomas,

All the toys are made in China. I have a condo in Vegas,
where I spend most of my time making low-budget porno films.
I unwind by drinking myself silly and squeezing the asses of
cocktail waitresses while losing money at the craps table.
Hey, you wanted to know.

Santa




Dear Santa,

Do you see us when we're sleeping, do you really know When
we're awake, like in the song?

Love,
Jessica

---

Dear Jessica,

Are you really that gullible? Good luck in whatever you do.

I'm skipping your house.

Santa




Dear Santa,

I really really want a puppy this year. Please please please
PLEASE PLEASE could I have one?

Timmy

---

Timmy,

That whiney begging shit may work with your folks, but that
Crap doesn't work with me. You're getting a sweater again.

Santa




Dearest Santa,

We don't have a chimney in our house, how do you get into
our home?

Love,
Marky

---

Mark,

First, stop calling yourself "Marky", that's why you're
getting your ass whipped at school. Second, you don't live
in a house, you live in a low-rent apartment complex. Third,
I get inside your pad just like all the burglars do, through
your bedroom window.

Sweet Dreams,
Santa





Want to see a microcosm of the continuing implosion of the left?

This was left in our comments by one of our obsessed leftist trolls:

"I can’t help but notice the similarity between the title and my screen name, clever. Don’t worry, I’m done picking the low hanging fruit here; or perhaps that’s ‘picking on the high hung fruit’. Just wanted to let you know I can and will post here at will; there is little you can do. You might try deleting my posts as your next move. Blocking me out is going to be a bit more difficult than dropping a few smiley faces into your posts. Enjoy.
pigwiggle | Email | 12.09.04 - 2:02 am | #"

Get that? It's done "picking fruit here" :) Oh, wait! It followed that moronoic statement with a threat that it can and will post here whether it has been banned or not. Smiling seems to piss it off. Is giving this fool the ban treatment "a bit more difficult"? You betcha. Just a bit! :) It's not like it hasn't had this very treatment here before. What's that, troll? You'd claim that you've never been banned here before? Funny! Here you are telling us: "Just wanted to let you know I can and will post here at will; there is little you can do." You're a liar and a fraud. Enjoy the credibility that comes with being name changing uber-troll!) This sack of crap must really think it's contributions are valuable. You've heard this before, "You guys should tolerate my continued idiocy 'cause dissent is patriotic and it's important to go over the same thing 500 times with me even though I'm wrong and refuse to learn and move on". You'd think someone who is so confident in their message would refrain from busting into someone's place when they've been thrown out and telling them there is nothing they can do about it, rather choosing to exhibit the "done picking fruit" attitude this fool completely undermined in the same breath. There in lies the connection between the macro mentioned in the title of this entry and this idiot's micro-spasm. There is no strength in the Democrat message...it is vapid. They spend their time trying to legalize the felon vote and divine the will of voters who are unable to follow simple voting instructions, or suing to change the rules of the election after it has been held (like they are now doing in Washington State where the Gov race is close). They do this because they know they're full of shit. They know they are losers and that the only way a loser wins is to cheat or win at any and all cost. News flash loser: You lost. It's going to cost you. You lost big. Don't believe me? Take a look at what the try-to-be-centrist Democrat Leadership Committee has to say!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

For the Pig Headed

There was never any connection with al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein :)

From The Clinton News Network, February 13, 1999:

Saddam Hussein offered asylum

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who openly supports Iraq against the Western powers.

Despite repeated demands from Washington, the Taliban refused to hand over bin Laden after the August 7 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, demanding proof of his involvement in terrorist activities.

However, in recent weeks, both the United States and Britain have renewed their pressure on the Taliban to expel bin Laden.

Pakistan, a strong ally of the Taliban and one of only three countries to recognize the movement's control over Afghanistan, also has been asked by the United States to use its influence to have bin Laden expelled from Afghanistan.

"We have been asked, but we can't force the Taliban to do anything they don't want to do," Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said last week.

The Taliban did promise that bin Laden would not use Afghanistan as a staging arena for terrorist activities.

Bin Laden came to Afghanistan from Sudan more than five years ago while the Taliban's opposition ruled the country.


And you think your sorry asses deserve respect? Your pathetic attempts at rewriting history have failed. Your idiocy has left the Democrat party in ruins. Yet you cling to your delusions. Thank you. :) Never change.

"I caught my first tube today."

"Sir."

A storm coming in off the Pacific is generating massive surf on the West Coast.



No ways Bells is bigger than Waimea, bro.

Scuffle At Nigerian Airport



50 Cent and G-Unit had to cancel their tour in Nigeria after his posse beat the shit out of a Nigerian rapper (???) who dared to sit in the headliner's seat on a jet.

"An American artiste, 50 Cent..." it says.

Oy!

Autorantic Virtual Moonbat!

You must face - Algore Robot!




LOL....Ouch! It hurts!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Saddam, U.N., Corruption, al Qaeda, Funding.......

We were like, "Saddam's a terrorist supporter too and he has all kinds of issues with the international community, he either cooperates or he's done." And Kofi and Chirac squeel, "NON! *we got a good thing going on here with him*"

Who'd a thunk it......We were right, and they're just a bunch of oil hungry robber barons.

Saddam had given $300,000 in cash to Ayman Al Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's number two man, in the spring of 1998.


Remember, Democrats play politics with our national security.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Got Kids?

Teach them patriotism while they are young. If they go to college, they'll need all the foundation they can get.

Evidence of the atypical uniformity of American universities grows by the week. The Centre for Responsive Politics notes that this year two universities—the University of California and Harvard—occupied first and second place in the list of donations to the Kerry campaign by employee groups, ahead of Time Warner, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft et al. Employees at both universities gave 19 times as much to John Kerry as to George Bush. Meanwhile, a new national survey of more than 1,000 academics by Daniel Klein, of Santa Clara University, shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans by at least seven to one in the humanities and social sciences. And things are likely to get less balanced, because younger professors are more liberal. For instance, at Berkeley and Stanford, where Democrats overall outnumber Republicans by a mere nine to one, the ratio rises above 30 to one among assistant and associate professors.
Oy!

I am grooming my sons to be plumbers - so they can charge hamhanded suburban douchebags like me $80/hour to fix faucets that hamhanded suburban doucehbags like me cannot successfully take a wrench to.

If you have daughters, consider something by Lynne Cheney.


American Leftist Hate

Charles at LGF has discovered some pretty durn noxious hate at the American Leftist site, Atrios.

SUV Washed Away

I had a friend whose brother-in-law did this with his brand new Jimmy. Boy did he get pissed if you ribbed him about it.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

I Don't Get It

How is it that anyone ever got the idea that Nicole Richie is hot?

The Eagles are Afire At Present

The Pack gets the country lickin' its fans so richly deserve.

Public Libraries and People who Love them

Such as myself right now.

I tried getting online in the barracks, but my modem doesn't like the military phone system that's set up. Other people have also tried and failed, so I know it's not my computer, it's something with the post phones.

Blah.

So anyways, how's everybody doing? I gotta say that the school is better than I expected. They keep us busy enough during the day. The barracks are... well.... barracks. Don't expect to much. No alcohol allowed in them either, but right now the wife is using up all our cash getting the household moved, so I don't have the money to buy booze anyways. It's not too bad though. I get chow three times a day on Uncle Sam's dime, so I can't complain. The only real gripe I have is being unable to get online and check email or blogs. I'm still working on that one, so bear with me.

Right now I'm sitting at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, Montana. They have a decent computer set up that allows just about anybody to get online for an hour. Depending on how much free time I have coming up (which might not be much) I'll try to get down here and online about once a week. I can't say that I'll be doing much ranting and raving though. Not enough time. When ya only get an hour, ya gotta use it wisely.

So this is just a quick post to say "Hi" and let people know I was alive. Don't bother commenting, I won't be able to read them for a week or so, possibly longer. I see that Analog Kid had another Blastorama. Lucky bastard. I wish I could have brought my 30-06 out here, there are deer EVERYWHERE. They're used to humans on post, and I got to about five feet of a four-point buck before he started walking away. There's also jackrabbits all over the place. If I had my .22 rifle, I could be making rabbit stew right about now.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Rabbit stew.

The downside of that is the sheer about of deer and rabbit shit that lay all over the post. Piles and piles of it. I was doing PT the other day, took a spill, and slid through about five piles of it before I stopped. Thank god the laundry machines here don't cost anything.

Anyways, keep trucking, and I'll see you all later. No guarantees of when I'll be able to get online, so don't expect me too much. I'll make it out of here in time to have Christmas with my family after all, and after that, depending on when and if the Army has me down for my next school, I'll be heading down to Texas. Life is going along.

I do miss my wife, talk to her every night, and can't wait to see her again. But we both knew I was going to be away for a while getting trained. I'll be home for Christmas, and that's the best present I could ask for.

I'll see you all later!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Power Line: Suspicion

I was just thinking about this today. Remember? The House of Saud were supposed to oblige their lapdogs in the House of Bush by driving oil prices down during the heat of the election. Instead, oil prices soared, braking the economic recovery in the US at critical time when voters would be voting their wallets. And since the elction, prices have fallen. Odd, eh?

Power Line: Suspicion

Image of Jesus...

... in dental X-ray.

The Oil for Food Scandal...

...is getting closer to Jacques Chirac. Quel suprise.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Irony

Here is a commercial the the UCC wants to broadcast. The irony is the judgment placed on churches who take a conservative stand on issues related to homosexuality.


I find the fact that only minorities are turned away by skinhead looking "bouncers" to be an insult. Now, I am a cradle Presbyterian, so I've been indoctrinated to be all things to all people. In my experience, the issues in the church related to homosexuality are not who attends, but who gets married there and who gets ordained.


CBS and NBC refuse to air the commercial.

Ottawa ensnared in Protests

Tim Blair

Looks like the crowded gates of an Expos game.

Latrinehadeen

So Brian Williams of MSNBC opined that bloggers are "on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem."

I find the remark to be kind of humorous. But at INDC Journal, they're taking it seriously and are attempting to concoct a name that represents the move from pajamas to the toilet, from "pajamahadeen" to "latrinehadeen", in effect. Or something like that.

My thing is: is that really necessary?

Need we change lexicon?

Not with the Morgan Long Handles Union Suit from Essential Apparel, we don't. This high quality union suit has it all: soft and absorbant ribbed knit, reinforced flat seams for smooth fit, full cut for greater comfort, full length button placket, shrinkage control for size and shape retention, rib cuffs, and (rubber, meet road), an easy opening one button vertical seat flap.



You see what I'm getting at?

Not really a good solution during the summer, of course, but during these winter months up North, you can go from Pajamahadeen to Latrinehadeen just by opening the vertical flap!

Going back may require some cleanup.

Facts on Fallujah

Charles at Little Green Footballs has concocted a slideshow of images and facts from Fallujah. Gotta see it.

Red Cross: Al Qaeda May Violate Geneva Conventions

ScrappleFace

"And that's tantamount to journalism."

Bwah!

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mister Prime Minister.

Winston Churchhill, born this day in 1874.

Mfume to Step Down

Gawl it is weird without Raging Dave here. Weirder still knowing it may be months until he is heard from again.

Anyway, looks like Kweisi Mfume is stepping down from his position as chair of the NAACP. Also note in the story that the NAACP's tax exempt status is being examined since they [allegedly] have not remained politically nonpartisan, a no-no for tax exempt organizations.

Like that sercet hasn't been out for just a little while now.

Mfume to Step Down

Gawl it is weird without Raging Dave here. Weirder still knowing it may be months until he is heard from again.

Anyway, looks like Kweisi Mfume is stepping down from his position as chair of the NAACP. Also note in the story that the NAACP's tax exempt status is being examined since they [allegedly] have not remained politically nonpartisan, a no-no for tax exempt organizations.

Like that sercet hasn't been out for just a little while now.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Photoshopping Dan Rather in retirement.



FARK.com

Choking the UN

No money for scandals, perhaps.

Don't Tread on The Left

Power Line: What ever happened to Steve Gardner?

"Tolerance", eh?

Blogging on Monday will be meager...

...for me, at least. 4RWWs will be in a state of flux for a while; Dave's departure is a substantial body blow. I suspect he is the wacko with whom most of our readers identified most strongly. More on all of this later, perhaps Monday night. Good day, all.

UPDATE: Here's something worth reading: A Pat Tillman for Wall Street, while I am here.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

One last post.....

....Before I head off. I don't know if I'll have the time, much less the ability to get to this blog and post. I'll have to trust other people to put the smackdown on the Lefties who seem to have come out of the woodwork.

If I don't get a chance to post until everything is done, then I'll see you sometime around May or June. However, I should be able to get to a computer before then. When I do, I'll keep you posted. Right now I'm busy finishing packing and spending time with my wife. No big long-winded posts today. To be honest, my family comes first.

And it's nice to see the Happy Homeschooler on the blog! Welcome aboard! Don't let the Lefties get ya down.

The Deafening Silence about God

Apparently it's not just Liberalfornia that wishes to remove God from American History. They want God gone on the east coast as well.

This is my first post here, and it's my blog style to provide commentary as well as links. I aim for scathing and pithy, but I will settle for provocative or even mildly interesting.

Back to the topic at hand. Maryland public schools feel that it's undesirable and unnecessarily and possibly harmful to mention the religious aspect of such groups as the Puritans. "Mentioning that the Pilgrims were Puritan is about as close as most administrators are willing to step to integrate religion into their curriculums." And "School administrators statewide agree, saying religion never coincides with how they teach Thanksgiving to students." Yes, we don't want to confuse the revisionist history with the truth. Indoctrinate them early with the absence of a Christian God.

Removing God from American History is completely in line with the world view and agenda of public education. I've written about the NEA on my homeschooling blog.

What I'd like to know is if the Christian God is the only one banned? Has the Great Spirit also been obliterated when Maryland students study Native Americans? And while studying multicultural, are the spiritual and religious concepts of those cultures similarly cut? In the name of equality and all that?

As if I needed more reassurance that I've made the right choice for my children in terms of education. The Happy Homeschooler home will be doing math, reading and the Advent activities featured here for the month of December.

Adding: Having just performed spell check, there are going to have to be some changes around here if I participate. Blogger has "multiculturalism" in the spell check dictionary but not "homeschooling". ;)


Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving

Donald Sensing has a photo essay of the things he's thankful for. Can't say I disagree with any of 'em.

As for me, I have my own list, many of which I won't bother you with. But since I'm in a nice mood today, I have a little story for you.

Back in my first year in Seattle, I was having a bad day. Go figure. I had plans to meet up with some pals from the SCA at a bar in Fremont later, so I went for a long walk, took some pictures (one which is actually published!) and ended up sweaty, hot, thirsty, and in the company of some good people.

Being as I was still in a poor mood, I promptly started drinking. Black Butte Porter, some damn good beer. Also some damn STRONG beer. I had two pitchers of it before I ran out of cash. Since I wasn't driving that night, somebody bought me a third pitcher. I guess they wanted to see Dave walk sideways, or see if I could even walk at all. Needless to say, I was three sheets to the wind.

Sometime during all of this, a woman walks in and joins us at the table. She knew the guys, but since I was a relative newcomer to this group, she didn't know me. I, being drunk, pissed off and horny, promptly made an ass of myself by hitting on her like there was no tomorrow. This same girl eventually dropped me off at my apartment, but it never went further than that. I woke up the next day feeling like an ass, deservedly so, and tried to go about life while forgetting the incident.

About six months later at fighter practice (SCA heavy fighting. If'n ya wanna know, email and ask) I see this very same girl. Her hair was a bit longer, but I recognized her smile and her eyes. She was just starting to learn how to fight, swing a sword, ect. A bunch of the new people didn't have armor to fight in yet, and as I was making a new set for myself out of leather, I put out a group offer to teach anyone who wanted to learn how to make their own suit. They could use my tools, they just had to pay for their own leather. She was the only person who accepted my offer.

Now, I still felt bad about the way I'd treated her six months ago, so I made sure that I was nice to her. However, she had no idea that I was the same drunken asshole who had been hitting on her six months ago at a bar in Fremont. In fact, it took her two weeks to realise that fact. If she had recognized me at the start, she probably never would have taken me up on my armor making offer.

We got married last October.

So of all the things that I'm thankful for.... for the men and women who are working today to keep us safe; not just the military, but the police and firefighters who are away from their families in order to respond and deal with our emergencies, for the hospitals and ERs who ensure that we get the care we need, for everyone who is away from their families so that this country can rest and enjoy this day...

On top of all of that, I'm thankful to God for giving me a second chance to make a first impression.

Declaration of Independence Banned at California School

I think maybe there's no mistaking what these people are anymore.

Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian.
Reuters News Article

The district's web site is offline, presumably to hide the contact information.

Alas, it's cached. Tough break.



Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Idaho and Montana to be Freed

Idaho just got a whole lot more attractive, RD.

For many conservatives, the words "9th Circuit" mean more than just a federal appeals court in California. The words embody everything they think is wrong with liberal activism, West Coast politics and the judges who tried to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those same conservatives think their new clout following President Bush's re-election may help put some weight behind a movement to split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, leaving the 9th in California, creating a new 12th Circuit for neighboring Idaho, Arizona, Montana and Nevada; and a new 13th Circuit for Washington, Alaska and Oregon.
Outrageous!!!

FOXNews.com - Future of 9th Circuit Under Review

Don't miss this tidbit:

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the ideological drive behind the proposals in both the House and Senate have made lawmakers uncomfortable. "It's obvious what is going on, the other side is very clear that this is what they are doing," Schiff told FOXNews.com.

He said he heads a caucus with Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., to work, in part, on solutions to the worsening relationship between the courts and Congress. "This just makes it worse.".
Remember that name - Adam Schiff? Remember who his old lady is?

Darn!

Wrong Schiff.

I was thinking about Karenna...



...the previous irrelevant daughter of a wealthy loser Senator.

Oy!

Ah, well, but wrong Schiff. Karenna is married to Drew Schiff.

Her husband, Andrew “Drew” Schiff, is a physician-turned-biotech venture capitalist for a fund backed by financier George Soros. Their relative affluence allows them to live on the city’s Upper East Side, while his job gives her an entrée into the world of high finance.
Karenna Gore Schiff

I get so confused sometimes... all of these humanist millionaires named Schiff or Gore or Heinz...

And oh yeah, isn't it great that we need not see this nauseating sight anymore???



I don't know what made me think of her - probably the lingering mind picture of Dave retching so hard that he tore back muscle.

Looking back, I never really developed a hatred for John Kerry. But his old lady? Man am I glad I need not see or hear her anymore.

Does life fricking rule or what???






So with Dave leaving...

...we need another contributor, at least, and i wrote to some of you fuggerz but y'all never wrote back.

What gives?

Murel, I expected a prompt reply!

We're going to help drive Kofi Annan out of New York, you know.

Support the Troops?

No, they don't.

Once again, for those who weren't listening last time (and if you were, you can skip this part)....


When some fucknut Leftie mouths the words "I support the troops, but" you can ignore anything and everything they say. They DON'T support the troops. They never have, and they probably never will. They only SAY that they support the troops to avoid having their teeth kicked down their throat by right-thinking people.

Call them on their lies. They DO NOT support the troops.

Actions speak louder than words, you fucking communist shit suckers.

Send in the bombers, Rodger. I'm outta the blast zone.

I got my orders today

I fly out Sunday. However, the training may take less time than first planned. That means I'm home for Christmas. Looks like Heartless Libertarian was correct. I'm still going to be a bit pessimistic about it however. This IS the Army we're talking about.

The wife and I are mostly over the food poisoning we had Monday. My back is still wrenched out of shape from vomiting so damn hard, and it hurts to take a deep breath right now. I'll get over it in time, and with a little help from my pal Scotch.

I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch scotch!

Anywho, I'm still busy as hell, so I need to get off the computer before my wife brains me with some various kitchen utensil that I should be packing into a box.

Vote Pat Tillman Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

There are some really great athletes nominated, but this particular athlete left a promising career in sports to fight for his country. He refused to grant interviews to avoid accusations that he chose to serve as a publicity stunt and was killed in battle.

Honor his sacrafice by voting for Pat Tillman for SI's Sportsman of the Year.

* You have to scroll the list of athletes to the bottom. He is second to last on their list.

Ten Lessons of Fallujah

Great stuff.

These small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be carried in two backpacks, assembled in minutes (they're made of a composite material that looks a lot like plastic foam) and launched by hand… Equipped with a small television camera and powered by an electric motor, these small planes (weight about 5 pounds, wingspan 45 inches) can give commanders on the scene a quick look at the other side of a building or a hill or screen of trees.
It's not all high tech.

The American Spectator

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

Good news on the economic front.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Burn in Hell, Fidel

Val Prieto was sent a link to one rather disgusting bit of writing. It seems that some idiot is upset because the USA didn't send Fidel Castro a "Get Well" letter after he took a little fall.

That's probably because most of us were too busy praying for Castro to break his neck.

In any case, this particular idiot has set up a hotmail account in order for those who are so inclined to write a "get well" note for Castro. Go check it out. And think carefully about what you write. I'm thinking about "Next time, please just break your neck so we can get the party started!" Or maybe "Satan will roast your testicles in Hell, you murderous bastard!"

Something nice like that.

HTL

Oy!

What do you get...

...when you combine:

- a devout Wiccan with
- Conservative ideals, and toss in
- a sprinkle of cancer survivorship, and top with
- firearms that are longer than Robert Reich is tall?

You get Saphyre Rose

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Now Playing

Usually I look askance at bloggers who have a little CD image on their sites with "Now Playing" beneath it. I mean, who really gives a shit what Johnnie Bloggeroski is listening to as he opines about Iraq or Iran or the new Ford Mustang????

BUT BUT BUT sometimes you pop in a CD that is just epic.

I just did.

More Crap from the UN

While you might not have noticed it in the Has-Been Media, there have been more accusations of rape, pedophelia and prostitution by UN "peacekeepers" in the Congo.

While the Lame Stream Media overhypes every supposed US military misdeed with a hyperventilating fervor normally found displayed by young girls at an N'Sync concert, the outrage at the UN's misdeeds seems to be missing. Indeed, the reaction of the Has Been Media can be summed up with a shrug and hand-flip, since they can't damage the US military by reporting it, so why bother?

But despite the lackluster response of the worthless douchbags in the alphabet media stations, the vaunted UN peacekeeping force continues to shame themselves and expose just why I want nothing to do with that corrupt group. When the Bluehats are videotaped poking little kids, I see no reason to be a part of that.

No reason at all.

Found at Michelle Malkin's blog.

Ouch

Analog Kid has laid a smackdown on a Pacific Northwest Leftie who thinks that conservatives are the new facists.

It's longer than his normal post, but go read it. There's no one single part that I can excerpt.

Trove of Linkies

I ain't got no virus and I ain't off to a renewed career with the Army, and hence should have more time to blog, but I ain't got much time at all.

Ergo I ask the Dear Reader to partake of some linky love with me. And yeah, I've been tested.

Lee notes that sometimes the dead and dying actualy do throw shots. Or maybe it's just the Fistagon covering for itself... More here. And, ummm, Misha seems angry about it.

Meawhile, DANEgerus notes just why it is that this past election was so critical. But, ummmm, if you feel strongly that Bush is wrong for the job, there is something daring and gutsy that you can do about it.

Speaking of chickens, 10,000 are dead in Israel.

C. Kallini notes that something remarkable happened in Fallujah, but, errrr, it ain't getting much play 'round these parts. This is a first hand account.

Drumwaster wants your opinion.

John Hawkins wants to know who were the most annoying liberals in 2004. He also would like you to note Ann Coulter's best. I guess I want to know why Right Wing News is all the way down in Scrollsville on our blogroll.






Monday, November 22, 2004

I am Jack's heaving stomach

Can you say food poisoning? I can. Don't expect much out of me today.

I'm going to be curled up on the couch whimpering.

Light blogging today

Blogging will be light today. Here's a great site.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Don't ever tell me

About the "tolerant" left.

MILWAUKEE - A radio talk show host drew criticism Thursday after calling Condoleezza Rice an “Aunt Jemima” and saying she isn’t competent to be secretary of state.

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John Sylvester, the program director and morning personality on WTDY-AM in Madison, said in a phone interview Thursday that he used the term on Wednesday’s show to describe Rice and other blacks as having only a subservient role in the Bush administration.

Rice has served as President Bush’s national security adviser and was named this week to replace the departing Colin Powell as secretary of state.

Sylvester, who is white, also referred to Powell as an “Uncle Tom” — a contemptuous term for a black whose behavior toward whites is regarded as fawning or servile.


Let's see here - Aunt Jemima? Uncle Tom? Why, that sounds positively Democratic! I guess going to college at 15, getting a degree by 19, getting a masters degree, followed by a doctorate, learning five different languages, and working your way up through the levels of government to become the National Security Advisor and then the Secretary of State isn't good enough in the Democrat's eyes. No, because Condi Rice doesn't regurgitate the Donk's talking points on cue, she's called an "Aunt Jemima"!

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. The DNC is one of the most racist groups in America. They don't want minorites to be educated or equal. They want blacks, hispanics, and every other minority to be dumb, stupid, servile and obedient. They want blacks to be on their knees, begging and pleading for massah's belevolence. And if any African-American dares to get uppity and walk off the Democrat's plantation, the Donks will unleash any foulness that they can on them. Any black that dares stand up and make something of themselves will have all the abuse the Democrats can muster heaped on them.

He said Thursday night that he was referring to remarks by singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte that the price of admittance for blacks to the Bush White House was subservience.


Specifically, Belafonte called both Powell and Rice "House Niggers". The two highest ranking blacks in American history.

That is revolting. The accomplishments of those two are far more than anything Belafonte can even dream of doing, and he calls them "house nigger"? What a disgusting, revolting man!

The station’s corporate office received about 100 calls about his comments, Sylvester said.
He added that he has a long history of commitment to civil rights and has supported Madison’s black community.


As long as they stay on the plantation, that is. As long as they remember that they're not as good as people like Sylvester. As long as they don't try to get uppity and improve themselves, then Sylvester will "support" them. Somehow, I don't think they need that kind of support.

He said he was planning a giveaway on Friday’s show of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup. “I will apologize to Aunt Jemima,” he said.


Do not ever let anyone bullshit you and tell you that the Democrats aren't racist. Don't ever let anyone tell you that the Democrats are actually tolerant. They're the most hatefull, vile, foul, racists sacks of shit you will ever meet. And despite all their cries to the contrary, their actions speak louder than their voices ever can.

Found at Drumwaster's Rants.

Life is what happens when you're busy making plans

OK, so get this: My original plan for the military was to go to move to Idaho in December, go to my training in January, and I'd be back home by the middle of May.

And the Army said "HA! Try this on for size, bucko!"

After spending an inordinate amount of time on the phone with my unit, my employer, and a multitude of other people, my plans have been revised.

I'm now headed out to an entire different class that my unit felt would benefit them. 92A, or a glorified Medical Supply Clerk. I leave on the 27th of this month. After that class, I go to 91W training (That's Health Care Specialist, for you people who don't speak Army). My four months of training has now been stretched to five and a half.

There are some good and bad things along with this. First of all, I'll have two new different MOS titles, pushing my old MOS to third on the list. That means that any unit looking to call up an MP will most likely skip over me. If I do get deployed, it'll be as a medic, not as an MP. Also, with three different jobs on my military file, I'll look damn good when I go in front of a promotion board. The number of units I can transfer to will get larger, and the jobs I can do will allow me to get a job anywhere in this country.

However, I'm most likely going to miss Christmas with my family. My first Christmas as a married man is going to be spent on a military base away from my wife. I gotta say, that flat out sucks. Second, I was planning on having a laptop computer when I went to training so that I could email and do a few posts. Having my schedule pushed up has tossed me into a financial loop, to say the least. I was able to find a used laptop today for a decent price, but the chances of having it up and running in a week are damn near nil. And it's an ooooooooooooooooooold computer (Pentium 166). There are no guarantees with it, and just getting a power supply for it might be a problem. So there's a damn good chance that I will be incommunicado for five weeks, starting on the 28th, and possibly after that.

But honestly, the good outweighs the bad. I've spend the holidays away from family before, I can do it again. And getting paid Basic Allowance for Housing while I'm away will help our finances quite a bit.

So I guess this is notice that I'm going to be rather scarce for quite a while. Also, if there is anyone out there who has a laptop computer they're not using, perhaps you could spare it for a soldier? I don't need top of the line, I just need something that will reliably get me to my email and this blog. I'd pay shipping.

I'll keep everyone updated until I leave. I need to go start packing!

The Council Has Spoken!

This weeks winners in the Watcher of Weasels council are Condi’s First Meeting As SecState With the Saudis... In Riyadh by Aaron's Rantblog, and Watcha Gonna Do by Cold Fury. You can find all the results here.

Tim, either you or TVE need to take over the council duties. I'm going to be too damn busy. You two can slug it out for the honor.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Incoherant Ramblings and things better left unsaid - risawn.com



This is impressive. And don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Speaking of war atrocities...

...behold the story of the submarine boat USS Wahoo, December 1942:

At this point, Morton's actions became somewhat controversial. He surfaced to recharge batteries, at the same time going after the surviving troops from the transport (Buyo Maru) with gunfire. Unfortunately, most of the troops in the water were actually Indian prisoners of war, along with a number of Japanese garrison troops. A total of 195 Indians were killed, along with 87 Japanese—this includes those killed in the torpedo attack and sinking—out of 1,126 men aboard. It should be noted that, contrary to some reports, O'Kane related that Morton actually ordered the boats to be sunk, but did not order the deliberate shooting of survivors.

Morton's actions were not generally condemned at the time. It was presumed that combat troops remained legitimate targets as long as they were in a position to resist, were actively doing so, and were likely to be able to resume the fight. In a sinking close to enemy held islands, leaving the boats intact would arguably have meant the troops would be able to do just that. Also, it was reported that the Japanese were shooting at Wahoo.
SS-238, U.S.S. Wahoo

The italics are mine.

I don't know. When in battle, isn't it "Just Win, Baby"?



More from the Wahoo:

Made numerous approaches on the tanker first, as he was not firing at us. Even attempted backing in at full speed, but the ship would not answer her rudder quickly enough. After an hour and a half was able to diagnose their tactics. Closed in on tanker from directly astern, when they zigged to the right we held our course and speed. When they zigged back to the left we were on parallel course at 2000 yards range. Converged a little on the tankers port beam, then twisted left with full rudder and power. He thus gave us a stern tube shot, range 1850 yards on a 90 degree port track. At 2025 fired two torpedoes at tanker the second hitting him just abaft of his midships breaking his back. He went down in the middle almost instantly.
Having torpedoes only in her stern tubes, they backed in at full speed to try to get a shot off.

And:

Our "gun-club" could take a lesson from their powder manufacturers. It was truly flashless, a glow about the intensity of a dimmed flash-light being the only indication that a projectile was on its way. It is somewhat disconcerting when a splash is the first indication you are being fired upon.
God Almighty.

U.S.S. Wahoo, Third Patrol, report of

UPDATE: Here you can read more about "The Gun Action", where survivors from the sinking of the Japanese Transport BUYO MARU came under fire from the Wahoo. The auther includes commentary about the ethics of machine gunning survivors.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Upset with the ACLU?

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From Townhall.com.

Clifford D. May remarks on the changes occuring in the CIA and (hopefully soon) the State Department.

Such transformations are never easy. The Los Angeles Times reported this week that two senior CIA officials quit because of confrontations with Goss's new chief of staff, Patrick Murray, “who many accuse of having a brusque manner.”

What kind of spy quits because his boss is “brusque”? And what does this suggest about the CIA's descent from the world's toughest espionage agency to another sclerotic Washington bureaucracy?


Terence Jeffery flat out states that we need to close the borders, something that I've been saying for a while. In fact, it's one of my chief complaints about the Bush Administration.

The Department of Homeland Security has drive-through radiation detectors at commercial truck ports of entry. Border Patrolmen now carry pager-sized radiation meters. But it will not be so easy to remotely detect an Al Qaeda footman carrying a backpack full of bio-weapons across the desert.

House Republicans have included significant immigration-enforcement measures in the House version of the intelligence bill responding to the report of the 9-11 Commission. These include doubling the Border Patrol from 10,000 to 20,000 agents, and tripling from 2,000 to 6,000 the number of investigations officers who enforce immigration laws in the interior. House and Senate conferees are now negotiating the final language of this bill. Liberals would like to strip the immigration provisions from it.

President Bush should insist the provisions stay and demand the bill on his desk as fast as you can say, "Bin Laden."


Gary Aldrich takes on the Has-Been Media.

I’ll tell you why you can see some video clips, but not others. Whether or not you wish to believe it and whether they actually know what they’re doing – many in the Old Media are rooting for the other side. As a nation, it is time we come to grips with this embarrassing and disturbing reality. Some are worse than others, but only an entity with an intense loathing for this nation’s interest would try to make our fighting men and women look bad by using word games. And, ladies and gentlemen, they are painting our soldiers as monsters every opportunity that they get – and they are doing it with great relish and great vigor.


Yep, sounds about right to me!

Rich Lowery says that Blacks are in danger of being labeled the new bigots.

For understandable historical reasons, blacks have long kept their social conservatism separate from politics, voting for liberal Democrats. If a significant number of blacks now join their fellow moral traditionalists in Red America in voting for the GOP, they will experience the sort of elite scorn heaped on all other opponents of social liberalism. Blacks will be the new "bigots." Their consolation will be having a seat at the table of the nation's new majority party.


And I saved the best for last. Thomas Sowell. This is a guy that I'd love to just have a cup of coffee with. Then again, I'd be scared witless to have a cup of coffee with the guy. He's two or three levels above me on an intellectual scale. What the hell would we talk about?

Well, he was in the Army, so at least we'd have some connection. Anyways, Sowell lays down a dissertation of the Marine in Fallujah incident, and does it better and with more class than almost anyone.

The rules of war, the Geneva Convention, do not protect soldiers who are not wearing their own country's uniforms. To get the protection of rules, you have to play by the rules.

Terrorists are not enemy soldiers covered by the rules of war. Nor should they be. They observe no rules.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations can all talk about "the Geneva Convention." But that agreement on the rules of war has never applied to combatants not wearing the uniform of any country that is a party to the Geneva Convention.

Terrorists wear no uniform and show no mercy, as they have repeatedly demonstrated by beheading innocent civilians, including women.

Why any such terrorists should be captured alive in the first place is a real question. Maybe they have information that could be useful. But every terrorist our troops try to capture alive increases the risk of death for American combat troops.

Their information better be damned important for that.


That concludes the Linky Love for today. Enjoy!