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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Proof That Donks Are Incapable of Recognizing Their Own Stench

It being a time of celebration owing to a certain Big Greasy Crap Monster maligning a large swath of the left for us and all, I ask that you set down the bubbly and swallow the remnants washing around your pallet because I'm not buying any new keyboards or monitors. Mkay? Do you remember when the Donks at (Never)Moveon.org had the Bush Hitler comparison in the finals of their competition to create an anti-Bush ad? :) Matt at Blogs for Bush finds that when President Bush uses their own idiocy in a new campaign ad highlighting the rabid lunacy of the left, they can't recognize the stink of their own shit!

Kerry campaign blog ignorantly and hypocritically up in arms over Bush ad that samples ad of Moveon.org

The Council has Spoken!

This week's winners are Who Are You Gonna Believe? Me, or Your Lying Transcript? by Patterico's Pontifications, and Operation Tiger Claw -- Debriefing by Protest Warrior HQ. You can find all the results here.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Print 'em out, and Hand 'em out!

Lee and Jim from Moorewatch have come up with a handy-dandy flyer for those who would like to print a few out and hand them to various moviegoers.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bush's UN move, updated.

OK, more about the UN resolution that I mentioned in this post. I've had a chance to hash it out, think it over, and read a bit around the web. This is the conclusion that I've come to:

Bush is playing rope-a-dope with the UN.

First of all is DANEgerus' comments in that thread:

The ICC cannot, lawfully, claim authority over the citizens of non-party states because it is, after all, a treaty organization that cannot bind, or derogate from the rights of, states that are not also parties.

OK, that's fine if we're just dealing with the ICC. But we might be dealing with a whole other ball of wax that could leave our servicemembers unprotected and vulnerable. So I was thinking that this whole thing was a bad idea, until I read this in a thread over at the Rott. By the way, Bush already signed the following into law in 2002. As usual, all emphasis is mine.

SEC. 2005. RESTRICTION ON UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN CERTAIN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.
a. POLICY- Effective beginning on the date on which the Rome Statute enters into force ... the President should use the voice and vote of the United States in the United Nations Security Council to ensure that ... at a minimum, members of the Armed Forces of the United States participating in [UN peacekeeping operations are shielded from] criminal prosecution or other assertion of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court for actions undertaken by such personnel in connection with the operation.

b. RESTRICTION- Members of the Armed Forces of the United States may not participate in any peacekeeping operation ... unless the President has submitted to the appropriate congressional committees a certification described in subsection (c) with respect to such operation.

c. CERTIFICATION- The certification referred to in subsection (b) is a certification by the President that--

1. members of the Armed Forces of the United States are able to participate in the peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation without risk of criminal prosecution or other assertion of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court because, in authorizing the operation, the United Nations Security Council permanently exempted, at a minimum, members of the Armed Forces of the United States participating in the operation from criminal prosecution or other assertion of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court for actions undertaken by them in connection with the operation;
2. members of the Armed Forces of the United States are able to participate in the peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation without risk of criminal prosecution or other assertion of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court because each country in which members of the Armed Forces of the United States participating in the operation will be present either is not a party to the International Criminal Court and has not invoked the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court pursuant to Article 12 of the Rome Statute, or has entered into an agreement in accordance with Article 98 of the Rome Statute preventing the International Criminal Court from proceeding against members of the Armed Forces of the United States present in that country; or

3. the national interests of the United States justify participation by members of the Armed Forces of the United States in the peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation.


The bottom line? The USA cannot by law send troops into an area where they would be left unprotected legally.

So Bush allows this UN resolution protecting American troops to die. Let's say that next year, some country who hasn't signed an agreement with us needs UN child prostitution pimps peace-keeping forces. Guess who hauls the bulk of that load? Yep, the good ol' US of A. Only now, since our forces are without legal protection, Bush turns around and says "Sorry, but my country's laws won't let me send anybody. Find someone else. I hear France is up to it."

Imagine the shitstorm that will hit the UN at that point. And imagine how quickly the UN will change their tune.

So let the Leftists and their socialist dictator heros think that they've scored a victory. Because they won't be singing that song for long. The moment they think they can make the USA dance to their tune, they're going to find out that not only is their tune NOT being played, but the musicians are US Marines and they'll play any damn tune they want to, so long as it involves kicking worthless socialist assnuggets into a mudhole.

I'm going to kill my cats

Hodge and I went out to do some photography today. Seemed like a nice enough thing to do, take some pictures, have dinner, and then take some night shots of the Seattle skyline.

So I go to grab my camera. It's an oldie but a goodie. Minolta X-700 SLR 35mm. I have three lenses for it, plus a doubler to really get a good range on it. Three different flashes, plus two slave units so that I can set the flashes up separate from my camera. It's a nice set-up.

Until today. When I picked up my bag and smelled something.

Cat piss.

Not just a little bit - the entire bag reeked of it. I took my camera out and looked it over. It was covered in cat piss. My lenses - covered in cat piss. All three of them. My doubler - covered in cat piss. This isn't some "Oops, I missed the litter box and accidentally hit your camera" kind of coverage, these shitty little demon spawn must have been pissing in my camera bag for a good long while!

I don't think I can explain the depth of my rage right now. If the cats are lucky, they'll just get kicked the fuck out of my house. If they come near me right now, I'll have their fucking hides hanging on my wall. Every last bit of camera equipment I have is fucking RUINED! The camera, the lenses, all three flashes and the slave units, all of it is fucking WORTHLESS RIGHT NOW! And the cost of getting it cleaned might just be more than the cost of getting a new fucking camera! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I can't afford this fucking shit! These cats have cost me a fuckload of money that I can't afford! With everything that's going on in my life right now, I can't even THINK about shelling out the money to buy a new camera, and even if I did I wouldn't have near the set up that was just ruined BY MY FUCKING FUR COVERED PISS DEMONS!

I'm going to kill those fucking worthless beasts. I need a new rug for my floor.

UPDATE: There will be no cleaning the camera. Cat piss got into the gears and inner workings and ruined it all. I couldn't even turn the damn thing on. It's dead.

I'm going to kill those fucking hellspawn.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Hypocrisy Part Doux

I'm sorry, but this is just running through my mind after reading this. "Who's your Collective Leader! Who's your Collective Leader! Say my name, Drone!"

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate said Tuesday that he will stay in the race despite allegations from his ex-wife that he forced her to go to sex clubs in New York, Paris and New Orleans and tried to get her to take part in orgies.

The accusation against investment banker Jack Ryan came out this week after his divorce records were unsealed.


And who is Jack Ryan's wife?

Ryan's ex-wife is actress Jeri Lynn Ryan, best known for her roles in TV's Boston Public and Star Trek: Voyager. She said in divorce papers that Ryan took her to the clubs during trips in 1998 and "demanded" they have sex while others watched.

OK, let's get down and dirty, shall we? A man wanting to have sex with his wife in a swinger's club is suddenly unacceptable to the Democrats, but the most powerful man in the world who happens to be married getting a blowjob from an intern who is not his wife is "just sex"? What a crock of steaming brown excretement! Once again, the lying sacks of shit known as the Democrats are moving the goalposts as fast as they can! I'm surprised the damn wheels haven't fallen off that thing already!

And let's see, instead of committing adultry by getting sucked off by some ditzy 21 year old intern, (like Clinton), instead of fucking a 14 year old girl (like Oregon's former Democratic governor), instead of letting his "secretary" (whom he was not married to at the time) drown in his car (like Kennedy), this guy wanted to get kinky with his WIFE. His SPOUSE. As far as I'm concerned, if you're married to the person, do whatever the hell you want! Get kinky! Whip out the KY and saran wrap, baby! Leather cuffs and ball gags for both of them!

And isn't it the damn Democrats who keep screaming "Stay out of my bedroom!"? At every step, some member of the Loony Left is demanding less knowledge about their sexual fetishes that they themselves brandish like a damn sign! Stay out of this! Stay out of that! Don't look at this! Don't look at that! And when it's revealed that this guy tried to live out the fantasies of damn near every guy who ever watched Star Trek, what do they do?

They SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM! "OH, YOU'RE SO HORRIBLE! YOU'RE SO AWFUL! YOU'RE PERVERTED!"

Piss off, you whining worthless wimps! You're just hacked off because this guy was playing "Hide the Weinerschnitzle" with the object of your teen-aged pimply faced desires! Your hypocritical hysterics aren't because of any kind of morals or standards you have, it's because A) Jack Ryan is a Republican, and B) he was boning the very reason why your room smelled of kleenex and vasaline on a twice-a-night basis!

Both Ryans tried to prevent the divorce records from being unsealed, and Jeri Ryan said Monday that she considered him a good man and a loving father. Jack Ryan said he wanted to keep the divorce records private not to shield himself but to protect his 9-year-old son. "Any parent can understand," he said.

Yes, most people would understand, but that's because most people aren't soul-less parasites like the Left. The same "Stay out of my bedroom/It was just sex/It's my personal life" shitstains who defend every action of their heros no matter how foul and corrupt are now suddenly up in arms over actions between a man and his wife. Go figure. But why were the divorce records unsealed if both people wanted them kept closed?

After he entered the Senate race, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago's WLS-TV sued in Los Angeles to gain access to his divorce records there. Ryan fought the lawsuit but abandoned that effort last week.

Oh, THAT liberal media! Nothing else needs to be said. SSDD from the Donks.

Democrats Recruiting Felons?

Gee, who woulda thunk it?

A Democratic group crucial to John Kerry's presidential campaign has paid felons — some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary — to conduct door-to-door voter registration drives in at least three election swing states.

America Coming Together, contending that convicted criminals deserve a second chance in society, employs felons as voter canvassers in major metropolitan areas in Missouri, Florida, Ohio and perhaps in other states among the 17 it is targeting in its drive. Some of the felons lived in halfway houses, and at least four returned to prison.

ACT canvassers ask residents which issues are important to them and, if they are not registered, sign them up as voters. They gather telephone numbers and other personal information, such as driver's license numbers or partial Social Security numbers, depending on what a state requires for voter registration.

Felons on probation or parole are ineligible to vote in many states. Doug Lewis, executive director of the Election Center, which represents election officials, said he is unaware of any laws against felons registering other people to vote.


Let's just start with problem one, shall we? CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS GOING DOOR TO DOOR? ARE THEY F**CKING HIGH? This has got to be the worst idea since the submarine screen door!

When I was a teenager, my father would pull my aside every so often and give me a little piece of advice. The advice was is as good now as it was then. "David, it's not enough to avoid impropriety. You also must avoid the APPEARANCE of impropriety." If I hang out with rapists, drink some beers, go over to their house, play some cards with them, and invite them over to my house, it doesn't matter if I don't rape anyone. The APPEARENCE is there, and that is what will stick in people's minds. There's a reason why character witnesses are called to testify in court. Character counts, and people judge your character partly based on the appearence you give to the world. Guilt by association.

Problem two: The majority of criminals re-offend. Sorry if that bothers anyone, but it's a proven fact. Most felons don't commit one crime and quit, they build up to it and continue the pattern of behavior. Giving convicted felons access to private information, as well as almost unrestricted freedom with that information, you're bound to have one or two bad apples that will abuse that freedom.

One note: Prior felons who have served their time, finished their parole, and have become productive members of society should no longer be considered felons, in my mind.

Well, Crap!

This could be bad news.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew on Wednesday its U.N. resolution to shield American soldiers from prosecution abroad after falling short of votes because of anger over the Iraqi prisoners abuse scandal.

You want to know what that is? That's called "caving in". And it pisses me off. If the US government is going to toss our soldiers into the shitpile of international politics, then we're screwed. More thoughts on this later, once I get them sorted out.

Saddam, Al-Qaeda, and the Media

So, has everyone seen the media reports on the 9-11 Commission yet? Lemme give you a little taste.

From the LA Times: Despite Findings, Bush sees Iraq tie to Al-Qaeda

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette: "Saddam, al-Qaida Not Linked. Sept. 11 Panel's Conclusion at Odds with Administration."

There's much more. Just go to "Oh, THAT liberal media" and scroll down. Damn near every paper in the USA was trumpeting their headlines in big, bold letters. "COMMISSION FINDS NO TIES BETWEEN IRAQ AND AL-QAEDA!" But wait, what's that underneath? Those tiny letters? Here, let me get my microscope.. it reads "in September 11th attacks"!

And if you were lucky, those tiny letters were on the front page. Most of the time that part was buried at the very end. Here's the problem: Bush never stated that Saddam was behind the September 11th attacks. Nobody in his administration claimed that Saddam was behind the September 11th attacks. Their claim was that Saddam was aiding and abetting terrorists world wide, including Al-Qeada. Was he wrong? Andrew Bolt says no. As usual, all emphasis is mine.

This week also saw the release of two interim reports by the commission US President George W. Bush set up to investigate al-Qaida's September 11 attacks. In a little-reported passage, they warn: "Al-Qaida remains extremely interested in conducting chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attacks."

It had tried to buy uranium, the reports said, and had "accurate information" on a radiological bomb. It had also been "making advances in its ability to produce anthrax", and experts believed "the trend towards attacks intended to cause ever-higher casualties will continue".

This spectre, of course, is what drove us to invade Iraq. Not only did Saddam house and help terrorists, including Abu Abbas, Abu Nidal, Palestinian suicide bombers and a bomb-maker of the 1993 World Trade Centre attack, but his scientists worked on chemical and biological weapons up until the war, as the Iraq Survey Group now confirms. The day would surely come when Saddam's weapons and the terrorists who wanted them finally met.

This is what Bush, Britain's Tony Blair and our John Howard warned of. But now this history is being shamelessly rewritten in the media.

This week's 9/11 commission reports also said Saddam approached al-Qaida at least three times when it was based in Sudan, and again, it seems, when it was in Afghanistan.

Al-Qaida boss Osama bin Laden asked for training camps and weapons, but, the reports claim, "Iraq apparently never responded", and the talks "do not appear to have resulted in a collaborative relationship", although at least one Iraqi terrorist group did join his "broader Islamic army".

The reports for some reason don't discuss other reported links between Iraq and al-Qaida, but cautiously conclude: "We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaida co-operated on attacks against the United States."

So there were links between Saddam and al-Qaida, not to mention other terrorists, but no proof (yet) of active collaboration or co-operation in the September 11 attacks.

This is almost word for word what Bush has long said.


The Left can ignore the truth all they want to. They can scream and shout and plug their ears in an attempt to avoid dealing with reality. But Saddam needed to go, not tomorrow and not next year and not when he finally keels over from a heart attack, but yesterday. He needed to go in 1991, and we sadly didn't do the job. We finally got around to it. But only the willfully ignorant and the brain damaged can ignore the links that Saddam had to terrorism. Only the truly deluded can ignore the danger that Saddam posed to the world in general and the USA in particular. And no matter what the Fifth-column, back-stabbing media says, only the wantonly idiotic can conclude that this is an "illegal war".

Do you get it yet?

Andrew Bolt found via Instapundit.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Another Entry

Into the Clank Brigade*! And this kid is only 18 years old!

I kept it cool, and asked what about each sign offended them. Sign one was offensive because it was "racist". I explained it wasn't racist because it didn't say anything derogatory about Arabs, it was simply anti-occupation.

They moved on to sign two which they claimed was horrible because it showed Saddam standing on a pile of dead bodies. I explained that Saddam was brutal and killed thousands of his own people and raged an ethnic war against the Kurds. Hearing this they moved on to sign three.

This sign is a problem because they felt it portrayed all Arabs as "Jew haters". I explained that the sign commented on two specific groups, Saddam's regime and the P.L.O. who indeed do hate Jews and wage war against them. They called me a racist and move on to sign four.

Sign four is racist because it says "Islam" and has a woman in chains. By this point I was struggling to stay calm. I explained to them that Islam is not an ethnicity, it is a religious philosophy, and that the sign is speaking out against the oppression of women. "Not all women in Muslim countries are treated like this" a girl responded. "But many are" I said.

Just as I could see I was breaking through to them an angry woman in her thirties came up to me. She called me a racist, yelling and screaming as she really got in my face. I didn't know who she was, but that didn't matter -- I stood strong. I calmly asked what she objected to, and she ripped the signs out of the hands of a student standing by her. She began the same rant I had just heard from the students: how I was a racist, etc. She then claimed that I wouldn't dare put up a sign about black or Jews, and if I ever did I would get my ass kicked (it sure does feel good to know that everyone is concerned for my safety). I explained point by point why I disagreed. She told me I knew nothing about Islam, because I am not Muslim and she is.

On the sign saying "End the Arab Occupation of Jewish Land" she said "what if instead of Arab it said nigger!" I told her that wouldn't make sense because black people aren't occupying Jewish land, and that Arab was not a racial slur.


Via Sondra K

* = A group of people, male or female, who have a set of brass balls so damn big they clank together when they walk. Notable members include Chuck Yeager, Sabine Hearod, Pat Tillman, and Gen. George Patton.

Not Work Safe

Definately not work safe.

But damn, it's looking good.

This is who we're fighting!

Another man has been killed by Islamic terrorists.

Do people get it yet?

We are fighting a sect of people who have no regard for human life whatsoever. We are fighting a sect of people who's list of grievances go back over a thousand years. I hear the liberals in Seattle whine and snivel "Oh, if we would just leave them alone, they'll go away!" Yeah, right! The Islamofascists are still upset over the loss of Andelusia, people! You remember Andelusia, don't you? You don't? Read some history then, because Andelusia was the portion of Spain controlled by the Moors, over FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AGO! The United States of America wasn't even around then! Hell, the New World was still a figment of some madman's imagination when the Moors were kicked out of Spain, and yet the terrorists still hold that grievance against the modern world! Do you get it yet?

How hard is it to listen to a group of people, hear what they're saying, and figure it out? When some terrorist twit is screaming for the death of anyone who isn't Islamic, do you really think he means "Oh, except for that guy over there, he looks harmless"? Just recently, we had a visitor on this site look at the "SMASH THE JEWISH STATE" pictures on this post, and actually claim that "They're just protesting the USA's financial support of Israel."

I beg your pardon?

There is no other way to read "SMASH THE JEWISH STATE". None. Zip, zilch, nada. To try to infer other meaning to that sign is to delude yourself unbelievably. And yet it happens.

When Bin Laden calls for American deaths everywhere, the Left dismisses it as "rhetoric". Excuse me? "Oh, he doesn't really mean that!" I've been told in downtown Seattle. The hell he doesn't! I'd say he's proven his seriousness time and again! "Oh, that was just retalliation for being in Saudi Arabia! If we just left, he'd leave us alone!" That's insanity, folks. That is the work of a mind so wrapped up in their own self-delusions that they can no longer see anything real. The real world does not exist to them.

Bin Laden and his ilk want to kill us because of who we are, not what we've done. Flat out. Plain and simple. Can't be made any easier. He has stated it over and over, hammering the point home, until only the brain dead or the Left could ignore it. He wants to kill us because we are a Judeo-Christian society. He wants to kill us because we as a society allow women to walk around showing their faces (and much more!) He wants to kill us because we drink beer, or scotch, or vodka, or whatever it is you drink. He wants to kill us because we are not radical Islamic followers under Shari'a law.

It wouldn't matter if we left the Middle East tomorrow. It wouldn't matter if we paid every citizen in the Middle East a million dollars and said "Sorry bout the mess folks, we'll be leaving now". It wouldn't matter if we publicly apologised to the world for every slight, real or imagined, that the USA has committed in it's history. It wouldn't matter if the entire country rent their garments and gnashed their teeth in sorrow over our supposed mistreatment of Bin Ladin's country. Until we convert to Islam, throw ourselves under Bin Ladin's rule, and live under Shari'a law, HE WILL WANT TO KILL US. Do you get it yet?

People need to pull themselves out of their comfortable little cocoons, pull their self-imposed wool away from their eyes. The terrorists don't care what we do. They care about who we are. And I don't know about you, but I refuse to put my girlfriend in a head to toe burkah. I refuse to kill people because of their sexuality. I refuse to perform "honor killings" if my mother is seen in public without my father. I refuse to torture, maim, kill, and terrorize people just because they have a different religion than I do.

And because of that, the terrorists want to kill me. If you think the way I do, then the terrorist want to kill you as well.

Do you get it yet?

Cool As Hell

You want to know why America leads the rest of the world? Because of things like this.

The world witnessed the dawn of a new space age today, as investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Scaled Composites launched the first private manned vehicle beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. The successful launch demonstrated that the final frontier is now open to private enterprise.

Under the command of test pilot Mike Melvill, SpaceShipOne reached a record breaking altitude of 328,491 feet (approximately 62 miles or 100 km), making Melvill the first civilian to fly a spaceship out of the atmosphere and the first private pilot to earn astronaut wings.


A private company, run by private citizens, putting a civilian into space. And doing it with a fraction of the budget that NASA has.

Way cool!

Found at Kallini.com.

Quote of the Day

This quote has been floating around the Blogosphere lately, and I figured I'd put it up for good measure.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming,

"WOW! What a ride!"


Yep.

Monday, June 21, 2004

"As for FDR, he was the greatest politician of the 20th century."

But why call a president great whose government was honeycombed with spies and traitors, and whose war diplomacy lead to the loss of 10 Christian countries of Eastern Europe to a Muscovite despot whose terrorist regime was the greatest enemy of human freedom in modern history?
That stings!

Dissecting Leftism

Front Line Voices

It is unfortunate that this site never got anywhere.

A Marine corporal I "adopted" was in this...

..Task Force to help Africans fight for a better life. Glad to see it continues apace.

This fella, who looked to be about 21, loved the summer sausage I sent, for what it's worth. Some like Oreos, some not. Some want cigars, some not. Some like gum, some prefer candies.

They all love to sink their teeth into summer sausage.

"Krl Malone says losing the NBA championship isn't the worse thing that could happen to him."

Farkers were asked to "Photoshop the worse thing that could happen to him"/ The Michael Jackson idea is pretty keen.

FARK.com

"Should we try some rough stuff or just wait for the mushroom cloud?"

It is surely fair game, especially in an electoral season, for politicos to pounce on policy decisions. If the president were to adopt sadistic interrogation methods on the mere suspicion of terrorist activity; or even if he were to adopt more modest measures, restricted to only worthy targets, but try to implement them by fiat without seeking changes in conflicting laws; these would be topics highly worthy of Senate hearings, impassioned discussion, and perhaps vigorous criticism. It is an act of supreme recklessness, however, to publicize, much less politicize, internal policy deliberations.
Andrew C. McCarthy on Torture on National Review Online: "Should we try some rough stuff or just wait for the mushroom cloud?'"

The Resources

I originally created this blog to compile a compendium of Resources that help the lay Conservative beat back the lies of the Left. The Resources have rotted, however, as you can see by Howard Dean being at the top of the heaqp there.

Remember him?

I want to get them going again, with specific topics regarding specific issues germane to 5 November 2004.

First topic is Iraq & Al Qaeda. If you please, send me an email or drop something into the comments if you have found any particular information about cooperation between Saddam & bin Laden's boys.

I'd be obliged.

Beautiful

And I'm talking sexy, curvey, hot, smoking, steam coming out of the ears, tongue on the floor, NOT SAFE FOR WORK beautiful!

I gotta thank Kim for showing me this one.

(I did mention that I was a bit old fashioned, didn't I?)

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Raging Dave's PSA

You might have noticed that I haven't been posting much the past few days. Well, you're DAMN SKIPPY! My buddy is back from Baghdad, and I'll post when I damn well feel like it, and that's not too damn often!

In all seriousness, I'll be back to regular posting in a little bit. But for the next few days, I'm not touching the computer much. Hodge is home. Life is good.

I'll see you all later.