Day by Day

Saturday, April 03, 2004

My first sunburn of the year.

Well, yesterday I'd cleared out the last garden bed, mowed the lawn, and was pretty pleased with myself, when my eye caught the two garden beds I hadn't even bothered with. Who ever was in this house before us didn't do squat with the beds, and they were just a mess. If I actually owned the house instead of renting it, I would have plowed that entire section of yard under and turn it into an actual garden, with all the trimmings. I had planned on just weed-wacking the beds, putting plastic over them and letting them lay fallow for the year. Instead, those two beds just glared at me in an accusatory fashion. Blah.

So I cleared them. Four damned hours for TWO F**CKING GARDEN BEDS, but they're cleared and ready for tomatos. My arms are sunburned to hell, but it was worth it. I also learned a few things about the previous owners and tenants - they didn't know jack shit about gardening, and they never took the proper time to deal with the gardens they had. I was pulling rocks the size of my fist out of those beds, and the weeds had a root network that stretched as far as the eye could see. I was on my hands and knees pulling weed roots, because if you leave just a little bit of it, it'll grow back. Bastardized plants. Four hours, and I'm not letting a single damn weed get their grubby roots on those beds again. I am THROUGH with clearing weeds for the month.

Oh, and in the meantime, I smoked some pork steaks, and I'm in the middle of making my own BBQ sauce. Heading on over to the future brother-in-law's house for dinner. He just bought a house, and it has a damn cool indoor BBQ pit in the kitchen. Unreal, but nice to have. I hope he has enough alcohol to help deal with my back. I'm not meant to be bent over gardening for four hours. Blah. I shoulda just hired some young kids to do it.

Anyways, I'm going to go fiddle with the BBQ sauce. Now go read TVE's post and send off a thank you to Spike TV.

THIS JUST IN

Yeah Yeah.....I know.....the Clintons probably have sex more often than I Blog anymore.

Do you ever get the feeling you (my fellow conservatives) are letting opportunity pass you by? That's because you aren't watching This Just In and telling Spike how much you appreciate it (if indeed you do)!!!

This is the first unapologetic Republican entertainment of this magnitude that I've ever witnessed on national television. Brian Newport is awesome:


Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe has a doormat outside his office with a picture of George Bush on it and the words “Give Bush the boot.” Hoo, Golly! Is that clever, or what? Get it? You wipe your boot on Bush’s face!

By the way, a#$face, that’s EXACTLY the same thing Saddam Hussein had at one of his palaces. A tile representation of the first Bush, so that whenever any of his d-bag little cronies came in, they got to wipe their boots on the President. Nice company to hang with.

Ah, Democrats. They have the best puns. I bet their coffee cups have funny sayings, too! How will we ever beat them in November when they have Bruce Villanch writing diddies on their on their side?


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Linky Love!

I haven't done a good linkly love post in some time, so here goes.

Via the Amazing Kallini Brothers, we find out that job creation has exploded in March. All economic news is coming up roses for Bush, it seems. Of course, John Fonda Kerry has to try and spin it. They also have a good look at how the DOE wastes taxpayer dollars. If you wanted a better reason to string beurocrats up from lightposts, I can't find one. The Kallini's also have the lowdown on the Donks trying to bypass election laws. Great Googly Moogly, Democrats cheating? WHO WOULDA THUNK IT?

From Random Nuclear Strikes we find out that we will eventually be drilling in ANWAR, just not ON ANWAR. Our technology has allowed us to find away around the Eco-Nazis who shriek and gibber at every turn. And for some ass-ripping reading, both Analog Kid and Puggs rip Kos two fresh new assholes. It's somewhat painful to observe, but DAMN it needed to be done. I'm afraid any post I tried to do would be so filled with cursing that it wouldn't be readable.

Curmudeonly and Skeptical wants you to pick a number (not safe for work). Rodger also has more proof that John Fonda Kerry is a lying sack of shit. I really cannot believe that the Donks think he can win.

Kim du Toit has news of Class Warfare being allowed to happen by the Donks. As much as the Democrats say that they're "for the little guy", I don't think I've seen any group of people more willing to shit all over the average Joe than the Donks. Kim also points us in the direction of Aubry Turner, who does a little researching on the Ready.gov website. I'll echo Kim's comments - Anyone who does not have a gun in their emergency kit is opening themselves up for a world of hurt. If the Police can't come to your aid, how will you protect yourself?

I know how I'll protect myself, and any of my friends and family who manage to get to my side. It involves lots of steel and copper-jacketed lead.

The Rott is another person who rips Kos a new asshole as well. Couldn't happen to a more deserving shitbag, in my opinion.

The Doggerel Pundit has a small ode to John Kerry. Sorta. Heh.

The Grouchy Old Cripple rips a troll a new one on the "Bush=Hitler" meme. Dumb Yeah, your lesson is to go read that post. Thatisall.

That should be enough links to keep you busy on a Saturday. I don't know where everyone lives, but if you're in the Pacific Northwest, go out and enjoy some sunshine, dammit! I'm continuing the gardening, since the weather is so damn nice. Just think, in a few weeks I'll have onions and carrots, and lettuce, and spinach, and all sorts of good things popping out of the ground. More tomatos... I'll be making my own tomato sauce again this year. Squash, corn, peas, beans, It's going to be one hell of a summer. I'll see you all later.

Friday, April 02, 2004

Oh yeah, right

Appeasement works. Yep. MmHm. You just keep telling yourself that. Perhaps you can blubber to St. Peter about how those terrorists were supposed to play nice once you capitulated to them.

And if someone dies due to your appeasment, I doubt it'll be St. Peter you're blubbering to.

Hat tip to Random Nuclear Strikes, who also have a revealing pictorial of two men. Love the daisy, John! Now get your ass out of my state!

Fitness Guru Among Four Killed in Iraq

The AP quick-profiles a couple of the men killed in Fallujah.

Terrible, horrible mercenaries, right?

den Beste

The mind behind USS Clueless.

The biggest misnomer on the 'net, bar none.

Since we seem to be telling jokes...

Have you heard about the sober Irishman in a bar on St. Patrick's Day?

That's right, you're not going to!


(Memo to outraged PC people - bite my Irish-Italian ass!)

CAN'T.... STOP..... LAUGHING.....

Allah has me laughing so hard this morning that I damn near pissed my pants. Found that while I was surfing Kim du Toit's site.

Kim, that lucky bastard, got back from his Client Project from Hell in Europe, and immediately set off on the Client Project from Hell Part 2, in Chile. I'd like to welcome him back, but I just can't say "Oh, how was your trip" to a man who was in a lush southern hemisphere country with sea, sand, and lots of unbelieveably good looking women. I frigging KNOW how his trip was. Anyways, if you'd like to get his thoughts on it, head on over and read.

And One More...

A father watched his daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and innocent his little girl was. Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground. He went over to her and noticed she was looking at two spiders mating.

"Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?" she asked.

"They're mating," her father replied.

"What do you call the spider on top, Daddy?" she asked.

"That's a Daddy Longlegs," her father answered.

"So, the other one is Mommy Longlegs?" the little girl asked.

"No," her father replied. "Both of them are Daddy Longlegs."

The little girl thought for a moment, then she stomped them flat and said:

"Well, it might be okay in California, Vermont, and New York, but we're not having any of that shit in Texas.

Quick Joke

Heard before, perhaps.

An Irishman, a Mexican and a blonde guy were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were eating lunch and the Irishman said, "Corned beef and cabbage. If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time for lunch I'm going to jump off this building."

The Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, "Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time I'm going to jump off, too."

The blond opened his lunch and said, "Bologna again. If I get a bologna sandwich one more time, I'm jumping too."

The next day the Irishman opened his lunch box, saw corned beef and cabbage and jumped to his death.

The Mexican opened his lunch, saw a burrito and jumped too.

The blonde guy opened his lunch, saw the bologna and jumped to his death as well.

At the funeral the Irishman's wife was weeping. She said, "If I'd known how really tired he was of corned beef and cabbage, I never would have given it to him again!"

The Mexican's wife also wept and said, "I could have given him tacos or enchiladas! I didn't realize he hated burritos so much."

Everyone turned and stared at the blonde's wife.

"Hey, don't look at me," she said, "He makes his own lunch."

The Daily Bloodboiler

Daily Kos || Corpses on the Cover

Freedom of Thought

Claudia stopped by here to ask Dave to help her clear some acreage down South way so I thought maybe I'd take a peek at her site. I particularly liked this entry re: recent events in Fallujah.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

OK, just one last post

Four garden beds cleared, one to go. I've got dirt under my nails, a blister from working the cultivator, and my garlic planted.

Sometimes, life is good.

"Quit complaining about your job."

My Pa sent me this today.







Is that what happens to the person who shows up at the Blogger Blastorama wearing those ghetto-legit sneakers I linked to the other day?

Light posting day

I'm off to enjoy the sunshine in Seattle today. I might actually get some work on on the garden! WOO HOO!

See you all tomorrow.

Ahem....

Not safe for work. No, not safe for work at all, but OH MY GOD!

Found at Curmudeonly and Skeptical.

Another typical liberal shithead

Tim might remember a foul little turd called Bilmon, who ran a site that we both got banned from. He's a typical Loony Leftist shithead, to say the least. And no, I'm not linking to him. I'm not sending that suckweasel any traffic from this site.

Well, little Bilmon put up a post equating the ambush in Falujah with lynchings from a century ago, and said in effect that "Oh, I told you this was going to happen". He also acts like the typical snide leftist shit.

Of course, when conservatives showed up to object, he deleted their comments. And when he couldn't delete all of them, he just shut the comments down.

Now, I'll be the first to admit to getting rid of asswads like Dumb Yeah. When you contribute nothing except a one sentance verbal spasm that's off the topic, I'll cut you off at the knees. However, people who actually argue, even if they're wrong, stay. You can find tvd's posts, and I think he's as wrong as a loud fart in church. But he's still here.

So here's my question: Why is it that liberals love to talk about wanting free speech, wanting "dialogue", blah blah blah, but then never back up their actions?

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Lil'freeper

A neat new resource.

Bush's Humor

Remember the (Donk's) uproar over Bush's speech and slide show? Ted Kennedy shaking his jowls in outrage, Kerry droning on and on and on about something, blah blah blah blah blah.

Once again, the Donks have proven that they are, by and large, completely out of touch with anything that has to do with the military. I can't say I'm surpised. I served in the Army under Clinton, and I'm more than convinced that the only way a Democrat should be allowed around the military is if they're contained in a cage and straitjacket. The straitjacket for our protection, the cage for theirs.

Also, in case you missed it, the head of the firefighter's union has decided that his union supports Kerry. The actual firefighters supposedly "represented" by said union have other ideas. Gee, a money grubbing union leader supporting the Donks when the union rank-and-file wish otherwise? Who woulda thunk it?

Thanks to the Mudville Gazette for the links.

Steyn Online

I didn't blog on the idiocy of this month's anti-war protests, mainly because anything I had to say was already said. Those people were wrong back then and they're STILL wrong. Mark Steyn has his predictions from a year ago, and how they panned out today.

He's also come up with the EU's new slogan, and it fits to a tee - Neville Again.

Don't Worry Mom! It's Carnival!

Yep, the Carnival of the Vanities is up.

Anyone who can tell me where the title comes from gets brownie points, and maybe a free sticker when they come in.

On the current War

This pretty much sums it up for me. If I could write, that's what I'd write.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

A few thoughts...

So by now everyone knows that Condi Rice testified before the September 11th committee, right? Good. Personally, I'm of the mind that Bush and Co. were stringing the Donks along, making them whine and seeth as much as possible before finally saying "Fine, have it your way". And then they bring out the nail-studded cluebat and beat the snot out of Clarke, Kerry, and the rest of the foaming-at-the-mouth Donks. But that's only my opinion.

Anyways, what I bet that most people didn't know (and I sure didn't) is that Clarke himself refused to testify in 1999, and used the same reasoning that Condi Rice was giving recently! I don't know how long that link will be active, so I'll cut and paste a few paragraphs from the Congressional Record.

The congressional record; Senator Bennett:

Before the committee comes to order, I have some information to share with you which I'm sure will cause some consternation and disappointment.

We were scheduled -- at the beginning of this gathering we agreed not to call that portion of it a hearing, to have a briefing from Mr. Richard Clarke. And many of you have been notified that he would be here and as recently as yesterday afternoon when I was with him, we were looking forward to his appearance and he was sharing with me some of the areas that he planned to discuss while he was here. Mr. Clarke, as many of you know, is the national coordinator for security and infrastructure protection and counterterrorism on the National Security Council.

Last night, into the evening, we were notified that the legal staff of the National Security Council had determined that it would be inappropriate for Mr. Clarke to appear. I have just spoken to him on the telephone. The rule apparently is that any member of the White House staff who has not been confirmed is not to be allowed to testify before the Congress. They can perform briefings, but they are not to give testimony. And that in response to that rule, Mr. Clarke will not be coming.

He apologized to me for their failure to tell us that in a way that would have prevented our putting out the press notice in advance. I do not, in any sense, attribute any improper motives to Mr. Clarke. We had understood that the briefing could be held as long as there was no record made of it so that it would not be part of the formal hearing. And we were prepared to receive his briefing with the court recorder being instructed not to make any record of it and that that would comply with the rule.

As I say, last evening I received a call at home after the Senate had adjourned telling me that that arrangement would not be acceptable to the legal staff at the National Security Council and that Mr. Clarke, therefore, would not be here.


There shouldn't be any doubt that Richard Clarke is a lying fucknozzle, who's opportunistic and partisan cheap-shots should be disregarded at first notice. This guy is scum. Hat tip to Instapundit.

But I thought Bush didn't do anything.......

I mean, except stop other terrorist attacks, that is.

LONDON — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, al Qaeda's purported operations chief, has told U.S. interrogators that the group had been planning attacks on the Library Tower in Los Angeles and the Sears Tower in Chicago on the heels of the September 11, 2001, terror strikes.
Those plans were aborted mainly because of the decisive U.S. response to the New York and Washington attacks, which disrupted the terrorist organization's plans so thoroughly that it could not proceed, according to transcripts of his conversations with interrogators.


Gee, destruction of a terrorist enabling regime causes said terrorist organization to break down? WHO WOULDA THUNK IT??

Or is that too simplistic?

Granted, there is the usual preface - The transcripts are prefaced with a warning that Mohammed, the most senior al Qaeda member yet to be caught, "has been known to withhold information or deliberately mislead." However, this is the number three guy in Al-Queda, and most of his info has been good. One would have to wonder why he would lie and make Al-Queda look BAD.

Takin Care Of Business, - By The_Macallan@AR15.com



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Ahem......

If I may have your attention for a second?

Bill Whittle has his latest essay up.

Thatisall.

One of those days...

I've barely even touched my coffee at this point - I've been hauling ass at work. Can't post all that much while I'm running, ya know. I'll post a bit more tonight.

"Guess who used to believe in the Iraq/al-Qaida connection?"

This is great stuff from Christopher Hitchens. It speaks to the four theories of 9-11 and the connection that the Clinton Adminstration (and Richard Clarke) saw between Iraq and al-Qaida (the connection which the Left now is certain never existed until the United States unilaterally invaded Iraq).

If I may be so bold: it's a must read.

Clarke's Progress

Monday, March 29, 2004

You've got your UtiliKilt.....

...now make sure your feet are outfitted for the range as well.

Bling bling.

More of Dickie Grabadollar

Here is audio of Condoleezza Rice talking about Al Qaeda in October 2000, roughly as half year before Richard Clarke told her about Al Qaeda while she sat perpelexed since she had "never heard of the term before".

Is the guy on the right named "Roger"?

Going for Trojan Gold

UK Trojan condom ads. Debatably unsafe for work.

The Vaulting Horse

The Pelvic Lift

Judo

Note particularly what the announcer says after the wrestler from France goes "straight for the buttocks".

This needs your click!

This is quite likely the most pathetic video I have ever seen. A bunch of peaceniks in California invade a local Caterpillar dealership in protest of Caterpillar's sales to Israel. I suggest, like the good folks at LGF, that you take a peek.

Video

Greedy Washington Politics

So, Washington State politicians, not content with trashing this state's business economy, now want to push to make it harder for internet businesses based in other states to do business with Washington State citizens. How do I know? Well folks, let me introduce you to something called the Jenkin's Act. It requires companies that engage in interstate cigarette sales to provide information on their customers to state tax administrators.

How do I know about this? Well, I heard about it on the morning radio, and did a little search. Guess what I came up with?

Up to 40,000 Washington residents should soon be receiving letters from the state asking them to pay back taxes on millions of dollars worth of cigarettes they bought through a Web site.

A settlement of a lawsuit filed by Washington state against online cigarette seller www.Dirtcheapcig. com Inc. of Missouri paved the way for the letters, which will be sent by the state Department of Revenue.

The settlement, signed Dec. 1 by U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnick in Tacoma, was little-noticed outside legal circles. But it's drawn quite a bit of attention from other cash-strapped states, which see it as helping to clear the way for them to start collecting more than $1 billion annually in taxes from Internet cigarette sales.


Get it? It doesn't matter where the company is based, or where you buy your smokes from, you're going to get taxed! Hmmmmm, do you think this might pave the way for states to start taxing OTHER internet commerce? Why yes, I think so! Why would they start with cigarettes? Because it's one of the easiest groups to shit on, as proven by the myriad anti-smoking legislation, sin-taxes, and outright dismissal of smoker's rights. But, once the smokers get shit on, you've set a legal precedent to shit on everyone else. If they can tax cigarette sales online, why shouldn't they tax clothing sales online? How about book sales online? I used to buy all my leather supplies online, and they would be able to tax that as well! What's stopping them? They've already got a green light to tax online sales, now they're just looking for targets that won't make people scream at first!

The settlement approved by Lasnick required Dirtcheapcig.com to provide information on its sales to customers in Washington dating back to Jan. 1, 2001, and on future sales to state residents. And it reinforced the rights of the states to pursue civil lawsuits against Web sites that violate the Jenkins Act.

So far, Dirtcheapcig.com has supplied Washington state with the names and addresses of between 35,000 and 40,000 residents who bought cigarettes over the past three years, as well as details on how many packs and what brands were purchased.

State officials estimate the outstanding taxes at about $4 million.


I'm forced to buy my cigars online. The main reason for that is that the Washington State tobacco tax has killed all but two real cigar shops in my area. They've more than doubled the price of cigars. I just spent $35.00 on a box of cigars (see my last post!), and it would have cost me $87.50 if I had bought it in Washington. Think about that. There is a 150% tax on all tobacco products in Washington State. Is it any wonder that people are trying to find cheaper smokes? But now the communist bastards in Olympia are going to find those people and give them the financial equivalent of anal rape with a sandpaper condom. And if you think that they're going to stop with just cigarettes, you need to share whatever you've been smoking.

Just don't buy in online. Or you'll pay.

It's long past time to starve the beast of government. It's time to tell those worthless parasites that they already have enough of our money. I think I'll be writing some pretty nasty letters as soon as I can. They need to get their fingers out of our pockets, and they need to stop now. Don't let these money grubbing pukes start taxing internet sales, or you will never see the end of it.

Cigarettes are just the beginning, folks. Count on it.

Dick Clarke Follies

This was after he had resigned.

Richard Clarke, the country’s first counter-terrorism czar, told me in an interview at his home in Arlington, Virginia, that he wasn’t particularly surprised that the Bush Administration’s efforts to find bin Laden had been stymied by political problems. He had seen such efforts fail before. Clarke, who retired from public service in February and is now a private consultant on security matters, has served every President since Ronald Reagan. He has won a reputation as a tireless advocate for action against Al Qaeda. Clarke emphasized that the C.I.A. director, George Tenet, President Bush, and, before him, President Clinton were all deeply committed to stopping bin Laden; nonetheless, Clarke said, their best efforts had been doomed by bureaucratic clashes, caution, and incessant problems with Pakistan.
The New Yorker: Fact

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Soooooooooo Good.

I smoked a cigar last night that was made in November of 1999. How do I know? Because the date was stamped, along with the signatures of the three people involved in making that cigar, on the top of the box that the cigar came in.

Fine cigars get better with age, much like good wine or brandy. So this cigar was four years and four months old. I could probably describe it in flowery prose, but I couldn't do it justice. I have had very few cigars that were as good as this one. In fact, the last time I had a cigar this good was when dad pulled out two Cohibas over Christmas vacation. And I have twenty-four more of these puppies sitting in my humidor, just waiting for me. I'll be sending a few to my dad this week.

I cannot stress this enough - if you like good cigars, jump on this deal right now. They're a short, fat cigar, taking about 15 to 25 minutes to smoke. They might not look like the stogies that Ah-nuld chomps on, but you will not find a better smoke for the price.

I found this company through Captain Jim's recomendation, so if you order any cigars make sure you mention his blog as well. He's also got a whole list of cigar links for people to peruse. Besides, y'all were going to head on over there and welcome Jim back to the internet, right? (For those who don't know, a while back Jim's cat made sure that a can of Dr. Pepper landed on his laptop's keyboard. Ouch. But he's up and running again.)

Ouch

Steyn on Clarke.

The latest is a mid-level bureaucrat called Richard Clarke, and by the time you read this his 15 minutes should be just about up. Mr Clarke was Bill Clinton's terrorism guy for eight years and George W Bush's for a somewhat briefer period, and he has now written a book called If Only They'd Listened to Me - whoops, sorry, that should be Against All Enemies: Inside the White House's War on Terror - What Really Happened (Because They Didn't Listen to Me).

Having served both the 42nd and 43rd Presidents, Clarke was supposed to be the most authoritative proponent to advance the Democrats' agreed timeline of the last decade - to whit, from January 1993 to January 2001, Bill Clinton focused like a laser on crafting a brilliant plan to destroy al-Qa'eda, but, alas, just as he had dotted every "i", crossed every "t" and sent the intern to the photocopier, his eight years was up, so Bill gave it to the new guy as he was showing him the Oval Office - "That carpet under the desk could use replacing. Oh, and here's my brilliant plan to destroy al-Qa'eda, which you guys really need to implement right away."


Fookin' brilliant. Fount at Silent Running.

More UN meddling

While perusing the Rott, I came across this little lovely news item. I think I need to go to the range....

UNITED NATIONS - Typically, only heads of state and titans of industry get an audience on the 38th floor of the marble-and-glass tower housing the United Nations.

So when the president of a California nonprofit corporation with an unwieldy name — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — met Friday with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, it signaled the group's importance in a computer-driven world.

ICANN oversees the Domain Name System — such as ".com," ".net" and ".org" — that allows computers to find each other in cyberspace. It is sanctioned by the United States government, which funded the Internet's early development.


Are you getting that queasy feeling in your stomach yet? I hope you are, because I feel like I want to vomit after reading this.

Some countries and activists argue that ICANN is too close to the United States and want the United Nations to take a greater role in regulating the Internet.

"Some countries"? Gee, what countries would that be? China? North Korea? Iran? Cuba? Why on earth would they want the power to regulate the internet? Maybe because these dictator controlled shitholes hate free speech, and want to SQUASH it?

"The United Nations would be a good platform for that, because it has legitimacy. The countries are all represented," said Izzeldin Mohamed Osman, a computer science professor from the Sudan University of Science and Technology

"United Nations" and "Legitimacy" should NEVER BE USED IN THE SAME SENTANCE, unless the phrase "complete and total lack of" is between them!

I'm not going to post the whole article, but think about this: When at least half of the UN members are dictators, thugs, and theocracies, do you really think that they care about free speech? NO! I am sick and tired of the Left in this country regarding the UN as some sort of great savior group! If you want to live in a UN controlled country, MOVE YOUR TRANZI ASS TO EUROPE!

Giving the UN control of the internet would destroy it. There is no question about that. And any president who simply allows the UN to gain control of the internet should be hung by the nearest lamp-post. Do you hear that, Dubya? If you allow the UN to get their grubby, blood-stained hands on the 'net, your ass will be voted out faster than you can blink.