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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Well, at least one Democrat gets it

Too bad for the Democrats that they kicked him to the curb. While I don't agree with most of his domestic policy, he at least knows the deal when it comes to foreign policy.

As the hostile regimes in Iran and Syria appreciate -- at times, it seems, more keenly than we do -- failure in Iraq would be a strategic and moral catastrophe for the United States and its allies. Radical Islamist terrorist groups, both Sunni and Shiite, would reap victories simultaneously symbolic and tangible, as Iraq became a safe haven in which to train and strengthen their foot soldiers and Iran's terrorist agents. Hezbollah and Hamas would be greatly strengthened against their moderate opponents. One moderate Palestinian leader told me that a premature U.S. exit from Iraq would be a victory for Iran and the groups it is supporting in the region. Meanwhile, the tens of thousands of Iraqis who have bravely stood with us in the hope of a democratic future would face the killing fields.

In Iraq today we have a responsibility to do what is strategically and morally right for our nation over the long term -- not what appears easier in the short term. The daily scenes of death and destruction are heartbreaking and infuriating. But there is no better strategic and moral alternative for America than standing with the moderate Iraqis until the country is stable and they can take over their security. Rather than engaging in hand-wringing, carping or calls for withdrawal, we must summon the vision, will and courage to take the difficult and decisive steps needed for success and, yes, victory in Iraq. That will greatly advance the cause of moderation and freedom throughout the Middle East and protect our security at home.


You do not beat terrorists by running away like scared little girls. You do not beat terrorists by caving in to their demands. You beat terrorists by hunting them down and killing them where ever you find them.

The terrorists themselves have ensured that there are no other options.

Ding Dong, the Dictator is Dead

Saddam Hussein has been hung. I will forgo the "Dead Parrot" sketch, because he doesn't deserve it. The man was a brutal butcher, and he deserved to swing.

The Left must be sobbing into it's organic hemp hankies, since their hero is now gone and they can't get him re-installed as a final assault against President Bush. Think I'm kidding? Go check out the link to the HuffingGas Post.

There has never been a brutal dictator that the Left didn't love. Well, now there's one less for them to drool over.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Worthless vermin

'ol Rodger has got a snapshot via Van Helsing of the sewers known as DU. The thread in question is in reference to the passing of former President Ford.

As a Catholic, I'm taught that every human life has intrinsic value. And I truly believe that. However, I also believe that you can remove the value from your life, by your own words and actions. Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that the life-forms posting at the DU have devalued themselves to the point that they could all die en mass, and the most this country would do is shrug and continue on it's daily life, most likely with more harmony and less acrimony.

They are truly worthless.

Better than I

Some of the people that I read I do so because they're good at ferreting out nuggets of information that I miss. Some I read because they're so damn funny, some I read just to learn new insults. And there are some I read simply because they are able to take what seems to be plain information and put it in such a way as to make it crystal clear. Bill Whittle. Kim du Toit. And the reason for this post, Francis W. Porretto.

Threats to Americans' well-being, our freedoms, and our accustomed ways are multiplying all around us. Our unease, compounded from weaponlessness and uncertainty, grows in proportion. Scant wonder that so many are so angry about federal inaction over border control, the nonexistent tracking of foreign visitors, the vacillations and switchbacks in our policies toward Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea, and our seeming flaccidity toward Muslim propaganda against us. We are being made to fear outcomes that seem ever more likely with the passage of time.

Worst of all aspects of these fears is that we know, at some level, that the ultimate confrontations with the things we fear cannot be averted -- and that those burdens will not be borne by the forces of the State, but by us private persons whom the State has striven to render defenseless. For the threats of our time are diffuse threats, potentially omnipresent, modulated by individuals and small groups. That's the salient property of both "gradualist oppression" and "low-intensity warfare."

A diffuse threat can only be met with a diffuse defense: a people in arms.


I discovered Mr. Porretto some years ago, and I continue to read his blog on a regular basis. He's on the blogroll. And I would suggest to each and every one of you that you go read his latest essay.

An open spot

The Watcher of Weasels has a spot open on the Watcher's Council.

Those of you who have been here for a while might remember that this blog was once part of the council, but due to the fact that I re-enlisted in the Army, I couldn't post regularly enough to retain our spot. However, it's a great chance to get some traffic to your blog, and a way for people to read what you write. So if you're interested in being part of the Watcher's Council, go over and let the Watcher know.

Hot diggity!

The very name should make people happy: Pin-ups for Vets.

*drool*

Found at Cold Fury.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

By the way....

The only people who are shocked, shocked at this development are those who have purposely been ignoring the facts.

Iran will have to be dealt with, either before they nuke Israel or after. I prefer before, but then I'm not a member of the Democrats American Communist Party.

I smell corruption

There is indeed a culture of corruption in Washington D.C. Someone at the Grunt Military Forums was nice enought to compile a list for us. Here is just a small sampling of it.

Several Senior Enron Officials "Spent Election Night At Vice President Gore's Headquarters In Nashville." "Several senior Enron officials spent election night at Vice President Gore's headquarters in Nashville." (Dan Morgan, "Enron Also Courted Democrats," The Washington Post, January 13, 2002)
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President Bill Clinton (D) and VP Al Gore (D) – In 1996, in return for millions in donations to the DNC, arranged for the illegal transfer of nuclear material, supercomputers and missile technology to China despite the protestations of the Secretary of State.
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Cynthia McKinney (D) Georgia- March 2006, the Representative from Georgia physically assaults a Capitol Police Officer who attempted to stop her from entering the House offices after observing that she was not wearing her identification.
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Allen Mollohan (D) W. Va. – Resigned from House Ethics Committee after being implicated in an FBI investigation concerning his relationship to the recipients of a quarter of a billion dollars in funds steered from his committee
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Gary Studds (D) Mass. – ACTUALLY HAD SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE HOUSE PAGE!
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Nancy Pelosi (D) Ca. - A controversial fundraising committee run by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was slapped with a $21,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission for enabling Pelosi to funnel more than $100,000 in illegal contributions to Democratic candidates in late 2002 as she was vying to become Democratic leader. (and this wasn’t the first or last time she was directly involved in violating campaign finance laws)
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Nancy Pelosi (D) Ca. - Filed delinquent reports Friday for three trips she accepted from outside sponsors that were worth $8,580 and occurred as long as seven years ago, according to copies of the documents. The most expensive trip was not reported on Pelosi's annual financial disclosure statement or on the travel disclosure form that is required within 30 days of a trip. ...The unreported trip was a week-long 1999 visit to Taiwan, paid for by the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, for "meetings with government, military and business officials," according to a filing Pelosi signed June 30. The flights cost $3,400 each for Pelosi and her husband. The hotel cost was $940. The sponsor, which has picked up trips for leaders of both parties, paid $300 for meals.
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Rep. William Jefferson (D) La. - Accepted $400,000 bribe from Kentucky businessman Vernon Jackson for an African telecom deal. Jefferson was caught following Hurricane Katrina using military vehicles to evacuate his residence in New Orleans, allegedly for the purpose of removing documents critical to his office, but was caught with, literally, $90,000 in cold hard cash, in the freezer of his residence!
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Harry Reid (D) Nev – Collected $1.1 Million on a land deal when he hadn’t even owned the land for over 2 years! He also “conveniently” neglected to inform Congress of his participation in the land deal in direct contradiction of Senate rules of conduct.
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Harry Reid (D) Nev. - Backed funding for a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that could affect the value of property he owns nearby. The planned span over the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., got an $18 million boost in last year's massive federal transportation bill.
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Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. - Convicted of violated ethics standards by giving reporters access to an illegally taped telephone call involving Republican leaders.
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Rep. Frank Balance (D) N.C. - Former Rep. Frank Ballance was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for conspiring to divert taxpayer money to his supporters and family through a charitable organization he helped start.
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Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) Fl. – Impeached and removed from office for corruption and perjury while a District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida
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Sen. Ted Kennedy (D) Mass. – Chappaquiddick, need I say more?
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Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) Hawaii – Accused by numerous women throughout the 90’s of sexual harassment. (ANOTHER sexual predator)
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Rep. Gus Savage (D) Ill. – Accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer during a trip to Africa in 1989. (and yet ANOTHER sexual predator)
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Rep. Barney Frank (D) Mass. – Hired a male prostitute and allowed him to run a prostitution ring out of Barney’s home in the 80’s. (this guy is just plais SICK!)
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Sen. Brock Adams (D) Wa. – Accused of drugging, assault and rape in 1987 by a House Aide as well as 8 other women (and yet ANOTHER sexual predator!)
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Rep. Fred Richmond (D) NY – Arrested for soliciting sex from a 16 year old and was forced to resign after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession (can we say ANOTHER sexual predator?) ===============================================

Rep. John Young (D) Tx. – Increased the salary of a staffer after she had sex with him. (and ANOTHER!)
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Rep. Wayne Hays (D) Oh. – Hired an unqualified secretary strictly for sexual purposes. (and yet ANOTHER!)
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Rep. Mel Reynolds (D) Il. – Convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault on a 16 year old girl, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. Also convicted of 15 counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. (ANOTHER one that ACTUALLY had sex with an underage girl) ===============================================

Sandy Berger (D) former National Security Advisor to President Clinton – Convicted of illegally removing and destroying documents from the National Archives.
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Walter Jenkins (D) Top aide to President Lyndon Johnson (D) – Arrested in a homosexual liaison at a Washington DC YMCA, and Johnson tried to have the story buried, but it eventually was printed in the Washington Star (oops, ANOTHER Dimocrap pervert!)
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Gov. Neil Edward Goldschmidt (D) Or. – Former Governor of Oregon admitted in 2003 that in the mid 70’s while Mayor of Portland he had engaged in a lengthy sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl. (and ANOTHER one who likes little girls!)
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Rep. Allan Howe (D) Ut. – Arrested for soliciting two undercover Police Officers posing as prostitutes. (what is it with these 'people'? Can't they do their jobs and keep their pants zipped?)



There's more where that came from. Very EEEEEEEEEEEnteresting!

Good stuff from Captain Ed

First up, there's a lesson here for the spineless parasites in Washington D.C. - when you actually fight the Islamofacists, you win.

The Islamist forces who have controlled much of Somalia in recent months suddenly vanished from the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, residents said Wednesday night, just as thousands of rival troops massed 15 miles away.

In the past few days, Ethiopian-backed forces, with tacit approval from the United States, have unleashed tanks, helicopter gunships and jet fighters on the Islamists, decimating their military and paving the way for the internationally recognized transitional government of Somalia to assert control.

Even so, the Islamists, who have been regarded as a regional menace by Ethiopia and the United States, had repeatedly vowed to fight to the death for their religion and their land, making their disappearance that much more unexpected.

Fortified checkpoints across the city — in front of the radio station, at the airport, at the main roads leading into Mogadishu and outside police stations — were abruptly abandoned Wednesday night, residents said.


We're not fighting a real army, we're fighting 13th century barbarians who's only weapons are fear and intimidation. When you actually fight them, instead of kow-towing like frightened little sissies, you take away their main weapon of fear. And they run away. They don't care about "diversity", or "tolerance". They're the schoolyard bullies who run the place until someone actually stands up to them.

Not that I expect the gutless shitstains in Congress to learn that lesson.

Second, a perfect one-word description of the Democrats American Communist Party: Classless.

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will miss the state funeral for former President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Rotunda on Saturday night, opting instead to lead a delegation to South America with an expected stop at the Machu Picchu Inca ruins.

Reid, D-Nev., left Wednesday afternoon from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland with a bipartisan group of five other senators, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the incoming assistant majority leader, for what has been described as a weeklong visit to Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.


I guess tourism is more important than honoring a former president, if you're a Dimocrat.

The only bright spot that I can see coming up in the next two years is that since the Dimocrats are in power, they might finally be unable to hide just what classless, weak, spineless, lying, corrupt fucksticks they are. Reid and Durbin don't have the grace that G-d gave a dung beetle.

In other news, the sky is blue

The Brady Campaign to Destroy the 2nd Amendment has issued their list of "grades" for states. The more gun control, the better the "grade".

Of course, as national trends have shown, less private gun ownership leads to more crime. Not that the truth will deter those who seek to take away Constitutional rights.

Gerald Ford, RIP

Died at 93 years old. While I hesitate to make light of anyone's death, I would say that he had a good run, didn't he?

I only hope he did everything he wanted to do before he died.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gosh, they had no idea!

But we did. We knew for years that Jack Murtha was a dirty, corrupt Defeatocrat. And it looks like the Broken Media knew as well, they just didn't want to say anything until a day when nobody was reading the newspapers.

I mean, why tell anyone until after the elections? Hmmmmmm..... agenda? What agenda?

And since we're mucking around over at the Dane's place....

BWAAA HAAA!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

James Brown, RIP

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the passing of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. There are plenty of musical acts that have come and gone, but I don't think you'll find many others that influenced people like James Brown. Hell, I don't know if Funk would have ever happened without him.

I think I need to go find a copy of "I Got You" and play it non-stop for a while.

OOPS

Belated Merry Christmas to all of my readers (You ten people know who you are). So, what did ya get?

The Raging Mrs. (who shall currently be known as She who must be worshipped at all possible moments), having witnessed my flailing around at the local golf course with rented clubs, saw fit to buy me my own set.

Hot diggity!

There was also several other golf related items, but the clubs were the main thing. I can now go play golf without having to use a set that someone else has beat the heck out of. Plus, since I no longer have to pay rental fees, and only have to pay the green fee, that means I can go golfing even more! WOO HOO! There are few advantages to living in PR. Being able to golf year round is one of them. I have a free day tomorrow, so I might just go out and hit the links. Or at least the driving range, cash being a bit tight right now.

I in turn got her several things that she's been wanting for some time but couldn't justify spending the money on. I have no problem justifying the expense. She now has her own set of clubs, (the family that plays together stays together), as well as jewelry, and other sundry items.

The holiday dinner was spectacular as always. We cooked up a home-cured and smoked ham, as well as a duck stuffed with a garlic cranberry stuffing. The neighbors roasted a turkey that was unbelievably tender. There was home-baked bread, mashed potatoes, veggies, fresh pastries and cookies, pies, more food than you could shake a stick at. I had to be rolled into my house because I ate too much to be able to walk.

Singing in the church choir was rather busy this year, since we had the regular Sunday Mass, then Midnight Mass that evening, and Christmas Day Mass on Monday Morning. Perhaps in a larger parish I would be able to cut down on the number of masses I had to sing at, but when the church choir consists of me, my wife, and whoever else we can beg to join us, yer kinda stuck, yaknow? And it wouldn't be Christmas without the carols and hymns that are sung. Besides, if my soon-to-retire chaplain can do all the masses (plus others off post!) then the least I can do is show up and sing.

Didn't get much sleep though. Ah well. I can sleep when I'm dead.

On the "bad news" note, my laptop has decided that it no longer enjoys working, and has crapped out on me. After chatting with the manufacturer, the diagnosis is that it's a memory problem coupled with a malfunctioning motherboard which probably caused the memory problem to begin with. So in a few days it's going to be shipped back to the manufacturer for refurbishing, after which I'll get it back in an unspecified amount of time. I say unspecified because we are dealing with the mail service in Puerto Rico, which seemingly keeps it's own schedule, and moves somewhat slower than a sedated three-toed sloth. I have no doubt that the computer will get repaired in a timely manner once it gets to where it needs to go. It's the transit times in between that worry me. So I can't guarantee any real blogging unless I'm at work or I can steal my wife's computer when her back is turned.

Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Why I have to excercise every day

The wife and I had just finished a hearty dinner, and were watching the Food Network before going to bed.

They had the "Iron Chef America" running, and it was a re-run of Battle Big Eye Tuna. And I'm talking tuna so damn dark red that it was almost purple. It was BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL looking fish, and both the Raging Mrs. and I started salivating. We weren't hungry, we just so enjoyed the thought of eating fresh, perfect tuna that we were practically drooling all over the living room.

We're foodies. I love food, I love eating, and because of that I have to run my ass off in order to not get fat.

Top that off with the fact that the Raging Mrs. is a chef?

Gym, here I come.

It's kinda hard

to get into the Christmas Spirit when it's 80+ degrees outside and there's nary a flake of snow to be found, unless you go into the ghetto and check out the local coke pusher.

I guess what I'm trying to say is "Bah, Humbug". I've only had one time where it just didn't feel like Christmas, and that was when I was in Korea pulling 12 hour midnight shifts for a couple of weeks straight.

Oh, we've got the lights up, and presents under the tree, but it just doesn't feel like Christmas, ya know?

Oh, there are a lot of things missing down here. Christmas carols, for one. Hell, I couldn't even get the chapel choir to practice Christmas songs. For that matter, I can't get them to practice much at all. The colors I'm used to seeing around Christmas time just aren't there. Of course, no snow. Kinda hard to get snow down in the tropics. There's just too much missing for me to get into the real Christmas spirit. The Raging Mrs. is having the same problem.

Ah well. I hope that all of you are having a wonderful Christmas, even those of you who don't celebrate it. Just enjoy being with your family and friends.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

That about sums it up

Classical Values on the Broken Media.

The last time I discussed "Jamil," the details were still hotly debated, and I was reminded of my relatively meaningless battle over "George Harleigh" (a fictitious professor science professor who had worked for both Nixon and Reagan, and who could always be depended on to sound off about the horrors of Bush).

I soon noticed that there's a downside to debunking fraudulent people or claims. The people who make them up -- and most of those who agree with them -- simply don't care. Because the characters and claims are invented to support what they already believe fervently, debunking them does not "count."

Lies presented in furtherance of a greater "truth" are not really considered to be lies, at least not in the moral sense. The idea is to persuade people, and if fictional people or incidents have to be used, that's OK, as long as it's in the interest of the greater truth.

The problem I have with this approach is that I don't like being lied to. Even when I agree with the cause the lie is intended to support. I don't find lies emotionally fulfilling because they pollute the process of thought. When lies are presented as "news reports," it's even worse, because it makes me distrustful every time I pick up the paper or turn on the television.


The Broken Media's handling of the Jamil Hussien scandal has highlighted everything that's wrong with them. A fake source that they can't produce, lies built upon lies, the inability to distinguish right from wrong, and the unthinking defense of everything they've done when the facts are clearly not on their side. CV also has some delusional Leftist writing a defense of the AP that shows how far from reality the Left is.

despite the hundreds of stories AP files from Iraq each week, and the thousands posted annually since the invasion, warbloggers can only find fault with a single story, yet insist that one is enough to tarnish the AP's Iraq reporting and all mainstream news reporting from Baghdad.

It's not going to work. If warbloggers want to prove that cowardly American journalists are being duped by local Iraqi stringers pushing a terrorist agenda, or that the AP is guilty of chronically manufacturing bad news, they are going to have to do more than flush out Jamil Hussein.


Check out what this goober says. We can only find fault with one story? How myopic can you get? It's not one story, it's one source that has been used to make up hundreds if not THOUSANDS of stories, and damn near each story has been used to hammer against the US presence in Iraq.

The fact that this source cannot be confirmed should bring shame upon every reporter who works for the AP. This isn't just a few crazy warbloggers going off on one story, this is a trend of the AP using fake people to make fake stories that are damaging to the US, and from what everyone can see it's been going on for YEARS!

YEARS!

Not ONE story out of thousands, not a few mess-ups in a month, this is the systematic deception of the American People by a lying media that is pushing it's own agenda! Why is it that every time we "crazy warbloggers" turn around, we're finding yet MORE evidence that the Broken Media is lying it's ass off in the pursuit of it's agenda? If it's not Jamil Hussien then it's the fouxtography scandal. If it's not the fouxtography scandal, it's Green Helmet Guy. If it ain't Green Helmet Guy, then it's the media frenzy over Palestinian funerals that turn out to be fake! Every time we turn around, there's yet ANOTHER LIE pushed forward by the Broken Media that's debunked, and every lie is used to discredit either Bush in particular or Conservatives in general.

Jamil Hussien isn't just ONE story that we have a problem with. The growing Hussien scandal is just another chapter in a book of lies, half-truths, deceptions, falsehoods, and agenda pushing that we've come to expect from the Broken Media. And yes, it's a big deal. Fake sources presented as the gospel truth is a big deal. Lies and agendas pushed forward as "news" is a big deal. And all of this is just one more reason for me to never believe anything that comes from the AP.

When you have to triple-check the "facts" that come from a news report, then the news report isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I know what I want for Christmas!

I want one of these!

I'll take the "Mariner" version, Santa.

Yeah. Santa would probably be shot down by the cops here if they knew he was packing one of those things for me.

Found via the Geek.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tell me when there's a problem

Dutch women. With large breasts. And the percentage of Dutch women with larger breasts is growing.

I'd blame the Democrats American Communist Party, but this is one thing I don't want them taking credit for.

If I were single, I'd be heading to Europe as soon as possible.

And somewhat related to the post below....

My wife has a sourdough pot. For those who don't know, sourdough requires it's own special bacteria in order to get that taste that's so famous. Normal bread just uses yeast and that's it. Sourdough uses yeast AND the special bacteria.

For those who are now going "EEWWWWWW!", stop it. Bacteria isn't just something that gives you an ear infection, OK? Have you ever had yogurt? Bacteria. Bread? That's yeast, which is a bacteria. Beer? Wine? Whiskey? Any other alcohol?

Yep. That's created by bacteria.

So anyways, back to the sourdough pot. Unlike regular yeast, which can be dried and stored for months at a time, sourdough requires a nice warm wet environment in which to live. You can't dry it out, so you have to have a container of live active cultures if you want to bake any sourdough bread. That's what the wife has.

Now, she's going to be baking for Christmas. Lots and lots of bread and rolls, and since she's got the sourdough pot, it'll all be sourdough bread. So she's getting the pot ready to use. You have to take part of the sourdough culture out and put it in the bread mix in addition of yeast, so you have to replenish it, right? Or, in my wife's case, built that sourdough pot up to the point where you can use up 75% of it and still have enough left over to keep it going.

So it's at this point that I point out that an exploding sourdough pot does not a clean stovetop make.

Nothing quite let's you know that there are living things in there like watching the flour and bacteria mix actually bubble like it was a boiling pot. That's the by-product of the bacteria, after all. CO2 and alcohol. When it's just a small pot, like we normally keep, you see a few bubbles suspended in the pot, but until we got this thing growing I have never seen it actually boil.

Not that I'm bothered by it, other than having to clean the stovetop. No, I'm more just amazed at what we as humans are able to to with our food. Bacteria, folks. Cool as hell.

I guess the whole point of this post is to just let you know that my wife kicks so much ass that she keeps a sourdough pot in the kitchen in order to bake fresh sourdough bread. Yeah, I'm bragging. I admit it. Whaddyagonnado?

I'm insulted!

Many moons ago, I gave out several recipes, including my chioppino, and I don't get included in this book?

Sheesh!

Sandy Berger STILL not in jail

More info has come out about former Security Adviser Sandy Berger's stealing and destruction of Code Word Classified documents. I'm amazed that he's not in jail. I'm amazed that he's not locked up in a dark cell for the rest of his natural life.

Look folks, this isn't a partisan issue. I have a security clearance, as do most if not all of the NCOs and Officers in the military, no matter which branch. If you're given a position of authority in the military, the military does a background check on you. I needed a Secret clearance when I became a Military Policeman. Now that I'm a Quartermaster, I don't need the Secret, but I still have it. You need at least a Classified clearance once you attain a certain rank.

Now, they don't just hand you your security clearance and say "Have a nice day!" They make sure you understand just what will befall you if you screw up and mishandle classified information. And they don't just do it once. We have OPSEC briefings at least once a year. We are constantly warned about what could happen if classified information that we have was stolen, destroyed, mishandled, ect.

Now Berger wasn't a military officer, he was the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER! He's supposed to be in charge of the information security for the ENTIRE COUNTRY! And yet, here he was, stuffing documents of the highest level of classification down his fucking PANTS, walked out of the National Archives, and DESTROYED THEM!

And he's STILL not in jail!

Look, if I take classified documents from a file and destroy them, I don't get a slap on the wrist. I spend years and years in Ft. Leavenworth breaking big rocks into small rocks, and those small rocks into smaller rocks. And that's for Secret classifications.

But the top level? Berger steals and destroys documents that are the HIGHEST LEVEL OF CLEARANCE, and he gets.....

PROBATION?!?!?!?! I would spend the rest of my life in lock-up, but Berger gets probation?

Things like that are the reason why I say that all the politicians in Washington D.C., all the hanger-ons, all the syncophants, all the lawyers, every person who might possibly be in a position of power in D.C. needs to be taken out behind a barn and shot.

They're broken, folks. It's not just the system, it's the people in the system to have had their way for too long. The favoritism, cronyism, hell, all the -isms that are in use in D.C., the waste, the pork, the earmarks, the corruption (and let's be clear, damn near every single fuckstick on Capitol Hill is corrupt), they all need to be removed from the American gene pool. Send them to France, where spineless, parasitic, money-grubbing shitstains are welcomed. Send them to Iran, because so long as they are there, ain't NOTHING gonna happen. Not the way they talk and talk and talk with a complete lack of any kind of meaningful action. No matter who is in Congress, nothing will change because the people who are there are BROKEN, and they need to be removed.

Gah. Piss on Berger. He was hiding something for his boss, 'ol Slick Willy Clinton. And he's only going to get probation. Justice ain't blind, folks. When it comes to Washington D.C., Justice is a used-up whore with her legs permanently in the air, just waiting for another Congressional John with some cash to come along. Berger should be in jail for the rest of his life. The fact that he isn't proves that everyone who has dealt with this case is worthless.

The Anchoress gets a wee bit ticked off

Of course, if I had a newspaper reporter misquoting me, I'd be ticked off as well.

But let's be frank; we don't actually expect the Broken Media to tell the truth these days, do we?

I know I don't.

Tis the season

Where I get to run my ass off helping people get the holiday spirit. And then having a wee tip 'o the bottle to put myself into the holiday spirit. You catch my drift?

What this doesn't leave much time for is blogging. To put it bluntly, I'm preoccupied with family and friends, so I don't have much time left for anything else. And since my co-bloggers have vanished into the great beyond, ne'er to be seen again, that means that you won't get getting much in the way of blog-o-rama here at the home of the Right Wing Wacko until the Christmas season is done. I'm not saying that I'm not going to blog, but it's not going to be a normal amount.

But hey, have I mentioned that we have an awesome blogroll?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I think I've posted this before

Perhaps a few years ago, but it's worth re-posting every now and then.

It's a school test from Salina, Kansas, circa 1895. And if you didn't pass this test, you did not graduate from the Eighth Grade.

Go look at that test and tell me how it compares with the education YOU received in the 8th grade. It's scary just how far our education establishment has fallen. An eighth-grade education used to mean something. Now?

Now, we're lucky if kids graduate from the 12th grade able to read and write in English.

Found via a military forum I visit quite often.

But remember,

they "support the troops!"

Yeah, right.

At this point, they lie so easily that proving them wrong almost never takes any effort. But why should they bother to tell the truth? Their lies have gained them the US Congress.

Pardon me while I get sick.

Found via Michelle Malkin.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ain't got nuthin today

We're on a light schedule today, which means that I'm taking it nice and easy. I've got just a wee bit of shopping left to do, and then I'm done. Plus, I've got a lawn to mow later today.

So unless one of my fellow bloggers manages to pop out of the woodwork and post something, may I suggest hitting the blogroll?

DANEgerus is always good.

Kim du Toit has a few good discussions going on, plus there is always his forum.


Cap'n Jim
is back blogging!

And all the others that are there. Enjoy!

UPDATE: And by the way, check out Drumwaster's Rants, which recently had a member return from DSL meltdown. Drumwaster also has links to a war that America is losing, more bias by the New York Slimes, a question about Ramadan, and all the pithy Fact-Bot blogging you could ask for!

(Drum, I'm nothing if not helpful!)

Monday, December 18, 2006

More Good Advice

From Victor Davis Hanson.

Putting Iran and Syria on notice that we will bomb terrorists flocking across their borders.

Give an ultimatum to militia heads, especially Moqtadar Sadr, to disband or face annihilation from the United States.

Expand the rules of engagement in all matters dealing with IEDs, with a shoot on sight rule concerning anyone found implanting or aiding such efforts.

Enlarge the planned Iraqi security forces to near 400,000, and embed far more Americans in those units.

Recalibrate the ratio of support to combat troops, so that we don’t simply create bigger compounds to facilitate larger troop levels to end up with more stationary and more numerous targets—and ever more enclaves of Americans behind thousands of acres of bermed reserves.

So spell out the mission, the new rules of engagement, and then, and only then, surge—if need be— more troops.


Given the fact that our "leadership" in DC currently consists of weak, spineless, money-grubbing, corrupt parasites who care more about lining their pockets rather than actual men or women who want to protect this country, I expect this advice and all advice like this to go unheeded.

Gee, what media bias?

Check out this headline from the AP: High School Military Recruiters Busted in FBI Cocaine Sting

The header:

TUCSON, Ariz. — A dozen Army and Marine recruiters who visited high schools were among the personnel caught in a major FBI cocaine investigation, and some were allowed to keep working while under suspicion, a newspaper reported Sunday.



And lower down comes the meat of the story:

So far, 69 members of the military, prison guards, law enforcement employees and other public employees have been convicted of accepting bribes to help smuggle cocaine.


So, less than one-fifth of the people listed are in the military, and yet what's the only group named in the headline?

Oh, THAT media bias!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

Please, Mr. President, follow this advice.

So here is what you, President Bush, should do: take as a model the Cuban Missile Crisis. First John Kennedy, then Adlai Stevenson, laid before the world the evidence, in the form of aerial photographs, that the Soviet Union was installing nuclear arms in Cuba. The proof was taken as conclusive, and, consequently, the Kennedy administration's actions enjoyed universal support at home, and widespread support abroad.

Do something similar here. Commandeer a half hour in prime time to tell the American people, and the world, that we have clear evidence of Iran's involvement in killing American servicemen. Show the captured munitions. Explain exactly how they have contributed to American casualties. Display aerial photos of the training camps. No doubt there is much more evidence that can be presented or described.

You should say that Iran's supplying of weapons in order to kill Americans is an act of war. In the dramatic finale of your speech, announce that thirty minutes earlier, American airplanes stationed in the Middle East took off, their destination, one of the munitions plants or training camps of which you have shown pictures. That training camp, you say, no longer exists. You say that if Iran does not immediately cease all support for, and fomenting of, violence in Iraq, we will continue to strike military targets inside Iran.


Until we accept that Iran is working for American defeat, we cannot win in Iraq. As long as we treat Iran as a regular country instead of the theocratic dictatorship hellbound on the return of the Islamic Caliphate that it actually is, we cannot win. In fact, as long as Iran is working towards the failure of Iraqi democracy, we will surely be unable to leave Iraq without desasterous results.

It's time to take the gloves off, Mr. President. Retreat is unacceptable. The status-quo is unsustainable. You have only one option. FORWARD!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Busy busy

I'm on the flag football team here on post. We're playing in the championship game tonight. We were this years surprise team, because we really weren't doing all that well, made it to the playoffs, and now we're playing for all the marbles.

So I won't be blogging tonight, to say the least.

I hope you all can understand.

UPDATE: You know what second place means? You weren't good enough to get first place.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...........

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I dunno who wrote it.....

....but many moons ago I recall reading an assessment of the Security Fence that Israel was building between themselves and the Palestinian occupied territories. The writers assessment was that as the Palestinians were increasingly unable to kill Jews, they would begin to focus their hatred and wrath in upon themselves, leading to a sort of civil war.

Well, I couldn't really disagree with the writer. The Palestinians are people who would murder their only child if they thought they could kill someone else while doing so. The Palestinian culture is a culture of death. They love death. They celebrate death in ways that I simply can't understand, and they'll run forward to death with open arms if they think they can become a martyr.

But perhaps that writer way back when was right. It just took a little while. Personally, if Hamas and Fatah want to blow themselves up, I say go right on ahead. The less Palestinians there are in the world, the safer the world becomes. And yes, I know that sounds horrible. But what else can you say about a group of people who's only contribution to the world is suicide bombers?

DHS/TSA = Crack-smoking retarded baboons

Troy Smith had to check his HEISMAN F**KING TROPHY!

Joe Foss had a moronic asshat try to take away his Medal of Honor because it "was metallic and had sharp points." Al Gore was stopped not once, but TWICE on one trip and searched. And now Troy Smith had to check the most prestigious award in college football because they didn't want him to carry it onboard the plane.

What.

The.

Hell.

ISWRONGWITHTHESEPEOPLE?

Despite the joy I get when I think of Algore getting a body cavity search in public, he's not a terrorist. Joe Foss, the Medal of Honor winning WWII ace, is not a terrorist. And Troy Smith is not a terrorist.

If the TSA cannot make the distinction between former Vice Presidents, Medal of Honor winners, Heisman trophy winners, and Khalid-Mohammad-DeathtoAmerica terrorists, what does that say about their job performance? They clearly have no idea who they are looking for. Either that, or they are unwilling to admit who they're looking for, which is even worse. In either case, they are unable to do their job.

What a crock.

Good Gun News

From Instapundit comes this good news out of Ohio.

A few minutes ago, the Ohio Senate voted 21-12 to override Republican Governor Bob Taft's veto of a bill to reform Ohio's gun laws. The Ohio House had previously voted 71-21 to override the veto of House Bill 347. Because both houses achieved the necessary 3/5 majority, the bill will become law in 90 days.

Today's vote is the first time that the Ohio legislature has overridden any veto since 1986, when a line-item budget veto was overridden. It is the first time since 1977 that a veto of an ordinary bill has been overridden.

(.....)

Even more significantly, the bill eliminates over 80 anti-gun local ordinances, including bans on cosmetically-incorrect self-loading firearms (so-called "assault weapons") in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. Like the vast majority of states, Ohio does not have an "assault weapon" ban, but Ohio has had more cities with local bans than has any other non-ban state.


The real pisser? It was a DIMOCRAT controlled state legislature that overturned a REPUBLICAN governor's veto of the bill.

While I'm pleased to see some of the Left regain a measure of sense, I'm pissed that a Republican would even consider vetoing this bill.

Again, more reason to tell the Republicans "Shape up or ship out!" come 2008.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Bullshit Detector is going off

Seen this story yet?

BOSSIER CITY, La. — A pit bull puppy chewed off four of a baby girl's toes while the child's parents slept, police here said Monday. The parents were booked on charges of child desertion and criminal negligence and were being held in the Bossier Parish Jail pending an initial court appearance.

Police said the parents were sleeping on a mattress in the living room of their residence and the month-old girl was in an infant seat beside them when the puppy began chewing on their baby's toes.

Mary Shannon Hansche, 22, and Christopher Wayne Hansche, 26, told police they woke up to the sound of the baby crying, found her mangled foot and took her to the hospital about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.


Now, all you parents out there - I know that if I hear someone in distress, I wake up immidiately. I'm not talking stumbling around going "Wha? Wuzzat? Huh?" I'm talking about **BOING**-out-of-bed-wide-awake type waking up. When I stayed with my brother in law for a few days, he had his baby daughter a few rooms down. When that kid cried, I was wide awake. I think it's a human condition to recognize the sounds of distress in another human and respond to them.

So you tell me - how in the name of all that is holy could you sleep through a child having their toes chewed off? It's not an act of aggression from the dog. The thing is a puppy. Six weeks old. Puppies chew on things normally, so it wasn't like this dog just attacked the kid and tore their toes off. This had to go on for a good long while, and I'm pretty damn sure the kid was screaming bloody murder while it happened.

So if you're asleep right next to your kid, while it's screaming, HOW IN THE NAME OF HADES DO YOU NOT WAKE UP?!?!?!

Personally, I think the parents were either drunk or high, but that's because I've got a negative view on a lot of humanity.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Linky Love

Courtesy of the Conservative Grapevine.

Micheal Fumento: The Real Ramadi has Stood Up.?

I and the Times writer reported from Ramadi. Ricks and his co-author have not only never been to Ramadi, they wrote their piece from Washington. Well now the WashPost has printed another article on the city, this time an upbeat one. What gives? You guessed it.The second one was reported from Ramadi. Case closed, thank you very much.


Amazing what happens when you forgo using stringers and instead actually report.

Right Wing News: Hollywood's soft spot for stereotypes

Hollywood has been complaining about sinking revenues and a public that's growing less interested in what they have to offer. Of course, there is no one single cause of Hollywood's woes. The blame could certainly be cast on horrible sequels (The Legend of Zorro, anyone?), terrible remakes of old classics (The Manchurian Candidate, The Stepford Wives), and poor judgement (Did anyone besides Oliver Stone think that Alexander, perhaps the greatest conqueror in history, should have been portrayed as an effeminate prattler with mother issues?)

However, may I suggest an alternative theory? Hollywood has become enamored with a number of stereotypical characters that are not only trite, as if that wasn't bad enough, but actually patronizing to the movie-going public.


My favorite is the "Crazy Soldier"

Mudville Gazette: The War in Raw Numbers

A quick test to see if you know what you think you know.

As of 30 September 2006,

1. How many U.S. troops (Army, Navy, USAF, Marines, Coast Guard - Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) have deployed in support of OEF and OIF?

Of that number, what percentage were

2. Guard or Reserve?

3. Army and Marine Corps (Active, Guard, and Reserve) members deployed whose primary specialty is/was "infantry"?

4. Female?

5. Killed in hostile action?


He's got the answers. Go check 'em out.

I think I'll be bookmarking the Grapevine, yes indeedy.

The Last Farewell

Og has an idea. More of a plan, perhaps, dealing with funerals and pallbearing.

Go check it out.

I know that my father is part of the Marine Corps League in Idaho, and one thing they are commonly called to do is provide a funeral detail for a military burial. We don't have much in the way of a military presence in Northern Idaho, so every now and then vets are buried without fanfare. The MCL does what it can.

Anyways, go read Og's plan, and let him know what you think.

Priorities, priorities

It looks like the Clintoon administration was so worried about terrorism that it stooped to eavesdropping... nay, WIRETAPPING, against Osama Bin Laden, no, wait, um..... Iranian President no wait, um...

Princess Di?

Gosh, the Democrats American Communist Party must be proud!

Kostard wants an apology?

Over at Cold Fury, Sithmonkey has found a Kostard that wants an apology. I refuse to link to the Kossack's site, because I can't go there without violent regurgitation, but obviously Sithmonkey has a stronger stomach than I do. Anyways, here's his apology:

You want an apology? Ok..Here goes:

I’m Sorry…

…That you’re so retarded you actually think a report from a ”study group” of arrogant, obtuse, myopic, generalizing appeasers actually vindicates your knee-jerk stance on Iraq.

I’m sorry…

That you’re so deluded you think just because a bunch of angry republicans, yellow-striped moderates, and gutless libertarians gave power to the leftists in this country, that this is the direction America really wants to go.

I’m sorry…

That your tolerance, understanding, and love motivates you to hate President Bush so much that you actually revel in the fact that creeps like Chavez, Kim Jong Il, and the Persian Hitler are making life more precarious for not just Americans, but the rest of the world.

But most of all, I’m sorry that you think anyone owes you malcontents anything. You HAVE spent the last three years crapping on this country and demanding that it grab both ass cheeks and spread wide in submission to people who want to destroy our way of life.

Iraq isn’t over yet. History is still in motion. Don’t beat your chest so arrogantly until the last page is written…

When you leftists can give this country something other than your vitriol and disdain for the common American, then, and only then, do you have any business demanding consideration from anyone.


And let me add a bit, if I may.

I'm sorry that treason isn't punished in this country anymore.

I'm sorry that the Democrats American Communist Party leaked our intel to the press in an effort to hurt President Bush.

I'm sorry that we are now on the cusp of abandoning the Iraqi people because the Democrats American Communist Party are too short sighted and weak to see who and what we're fighting.

I'm sorry that the Left is so myopic and stupid that they would destroy this country, our military, and leave the Iraqi people to fend for themselves in order to gain political power.

I'm sorry that I've had to listen to the bullshit, lies, hatred and propaganda that's come from the Left ever since Bush won in 2000.

Anyone want to add what they're sorry for?

Maliki may be out?

Don't know what to think about this.

Major partners in Iraq's governing coalition are in behind-the-scenes talks to oust Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki amid discontent over his failure to quell raging violence, according to lawmakers involved.

The talks are aimed at forming a new parliamentary bloc that would seek to replace the current government and that would likely exclude supporters of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is a vehement opponent of the U.S. military presence.


Thing is, Maliki is part of the reason why the US Military is holding back a bit. So perhaps the Iraqis are as tired of it as we are. If he gets the boot, I'll be interested to see what happens next.

Grrrrrr.....

What the hell is wrong with my Seahawks?

I mean, they could have clinched the division and a playoff spot, but NOOOOOOOOOOOO, they had to fumble away their chance. Literally.

Bleah.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Weekends

Are for relaxing and doing chores that didn't get done during the week. So in case you haven't figured it out by now, I don't post much on the weekends.

Hell, I'll be honest - even if I don't have many chores to do, Saturday is my day to sit on my ass and do NOTHING of ANY sort. I don't more any more than I need to in order to hit the TV remote. It's my day where I can do what I want, and I try to do as little as possible, until dinner time when I normally cook. But unless I have to mow the lawn or something else like that, then I don't do jack.

So if you're missing out on a post during the weekend, I'm sorry, but I think I deserve a little break once a week.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sensible

Captain Ed has a good post up about Mary Cheney's decision to have a child.

Mary Cheney chose to conceive a child, and broke no laws in doing so. She's an adult and can support the child. The baby will have a supportive extended family, including the Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, who have five grandchildren already. It's really none of our business whether Mary Cheney wants to bear a child or not, as long as she's not killing the child.

Let's try to keep the hysteria down to a minimum. Calling a child unconscionable or fretting about its ability to bond with a parent outside of government recognition of a relationship is nothing more than cheap exploitation of a person merely for her publicity value. Both sides should be ashamed of themselves.


I had a good long post written, and then my computer ate it. So I'll give you the condensed version:

No one group has a claim on being "better" at raising a child. And I submit to you that Mary Cheney's child is a thousand times better off than the child of a heterosexual addict who keeps doing her drug of choice even while carrying the child. By turning this into a straight-vs-gay issue, people are losing sight of the real question, which is "What is best for the child?"

Face it, folks. You've all known someone who was heterosexual, and a terrible parent. Sexuality in my mind has very little to do with how well you can be a parent.

Some people may call me a hypocrite on this due to my opposition to gay marriage. So be it. But I would challenge those people to provide an example of how a gay parent is worse than a straight parent, given all other things being equal.

So, for the groups attacking Mary Cheney because she's a homosexual who's having a child:

Perhaps you can focus your attention on the high level of divorce in this country, which has a worse effect on the child than who mommy or daddy is sleeping with. Marriage is supposed to be a sacred vow, not just between two people, but between the couple and God as well, and the lack of attention to that detail may just be part of the reason why more people are unmarried than married in America. Let's turn marriage back into something special, rather than just a legally binding agreement, before we start decrying who's raising a child.

As as for the gay groups attacking Mary Cheney because of her father's views....

Grow the fuck up. I can't think of a better way to show that you're nothing more than partisan shitstains than beating up on Cheney's daughter because of Dick Cheney's own views.

And everybody, let's focus on the important matter: Is that child going to be raised in a stable, loving home, where they will get what they need to grow and succeed? Given that Cheney and her partner have been together for 15 years, that the Cheney's have an extended family that will support the child, I would hazard a guess of "Yes".

Two good quotes

From one article. The first quote is from a writer you may have heard of: C.S. Lewis

We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.—C. S. Lewis


And that quote is at the end of the piece, which contains this bit of truth.

A commander-in-chief who refuses to command. A Congress that is unable to govern. A political class that has lost the will to defeat America’s enemies. An entire subset of our own nation that actively works for her defeat.


Yeah, that about sums it up.

Via Cold Fury.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hey....

Where the hell did all the other bloggers go?

Tim?

TVE?

Bueller?

Anyone?

Do you know what today is?

December 7th. Sixty-five years ago today, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor and pulled the USA into World War Two.

I don't think I need to remind anyone of what happened in the years following.

So take a moment today and say a prayer for all those that lost their lives in Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, and other military bases on Oahu.

I am purposely keeping this post non-political, so please don't extrapolate anything in the comments. This is to remember the fallen, nothing more.

The Defeatocrats

Or as I like to call them (as if you didn't notice) the American Communist Party, willing to bring America down by any means necessary.

Democratic leaders are poised to gut America’s missile defense - at the same time North Korea and Iran are testing long-range missiles that can strike the U.S. and its allies, including Israel, Japan and Britain.

The incoming chairman of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee is Carl Levin. Levin, a Michigan Democrat, has long been a foe of missile defense. In 1980s, he worried that President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative — which aimed to develop technology to destroy Soviet missiles during all phases of flight — was “destabilizing.”

Today Sen. Levin sings the same tune in a different key. “They’ve not done the operational testing yet that is convincing,” said Senator Levin during a post-election press conference. He was referring to the Ground based Missile Defense [GMD] system being installed in Alaska and California, to defend against North Korean missiles. He added that he favors stalling purchases of interceptor missiles - vital for missile defense — until after testing is complete.

In short, Sen. Levin and other longtime opponents of missile defense plan to use “testing” - set to an unrealistically high level - to stop missile defense.


Now, these are the same feckless jellyfish who constantly kiss up to dictators and thugs the world around. Their leaders and mentors kiss up to communists every chance they get, and they have a historical track record of destroying our military, either through cutting funding or simply putting our troops in a no-win situation. Now it looks like they're going to kill the very system that could protect us from crazy nutjobs with nukes like Kimmy Dimmy Ding Dong or Iranian theocrat Mahmoud Amahmentaljob.

Gee, great.

Zell Miller had it right: if the Dems get their way, our troops will be armed with nothing more lethal than spitballs. The “stability”-obsessed chickenshits can whine all they like about that “soft on defense” label, but they damned sure got it the old fashioned way: they earned it. And they’re going to keep right on earning it next session of Congress, you betcher. It’s the men that carry the guns for the rest of us that’ll suffer for Democrat obtuseness and negligence, as usual; good thing those folks are all too damned stupid and desperate to know the difference, right, libs?


When every action they take goes against the best intrests of this country, then they can be called anti-American. Plain and simple.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Why I don't buy many poltical books

Because most of them are full of crap. Especially ones written by insane moonbat ex-presidents.

President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book. Being a former President does not give one a unique privilege to invent information or to unpack it with cuts, deftly slanted to provide a particular outlook.


Ouch. But then, Jimmah Cah-duh has been showing his ass on a regular basis ever since Bush 43 was elected. I don't know if it's just senility or if he's actually an anti-American idiot. Right now, I would say he's an anti-American idiot, given that he's french-kissed just about every anti-American commie dictator he could get his hands on. Castro, Chavez, Kimmy Dimmy Ding Dong, any communist who spews out their hatred of America gets a big 'ol hug from Jimmah.

He's a special kind of guy, ain't he?

Something else I wanted to bring to your attention is this little post about the Rules of Engagement in Iraq. (Found at Instapundit)

Consider the psychology of the warrior. Even if not a single Soldier or Marine had died as a result of hesitation due to ROE (that is, even if this danger is only potential and has not become actualized), the psychology of fear has set in. Not fear of the enemy, but fear of firing a weapon. This fear can cause hesitation, and even the enemy knows the U.S. ROE and can and has taken advantage of them. Hence, there is increased danger for our troops, and they know it.

What we need are robust rules of engagement. What we have are confused Soldiers and Marines, afraid to fire their weapons.


If we lose this war, and I am open to the possibility that we can lose it.... if we lose this war, it will be for the exact same reasons that we lost Viet Nam and Somalia:

Because the Dimocrats, the American Communist Party, and their enablers, will have brought about the downfall of the troops. The Dimocrats and their enablers will have prevented the American military from doing their job. Just like when LBJ poked at a map and said "Y'all cain't bomb heyar, and y'all cain't bomb heyar", thus putting most of North Viet Nam (including Hanoi) off limits to our bombers, it will be the Dimocrats who will not allow the military to do their job in Iraq.

When you prevent the troops from doing their job, you simply turn them into targets. That that's how you lose a war.

Does Bush deserve some blame? Oh, certainly. He could have ended a lot of the bullshit some time ago by calling the American Communists into the carpet and having them explain their lies in front of a TV camera. Instead, what we have had was six years of lies, smears, mudslinging, and falsehoods from the American Communists, and it's hurt us as a country. Now the American Communist Party has won control of Congress, and it's only going to get worse. So yes, I think we can lose the war on Terror, just like we lost Viet Nam. And we can lay it all out at the feet of the very same people. Literally.

Remember folks, the Dimocrats aren't anti-war, they're just on the other side.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I want one Dimocrat to prove him wrong

cause it ain't gonna happen.

Democrats' devious deeds are too numerous to be fully recounted, but here at least are some of the highlights:

* They have tried to prevent us from listening on terrorists' phone calls
* They have sought to stop us from properly interrogating captured terrorists
* They have tried to stop us from monitoring terrorists' financial transactions
* They have revealed the existence of secret national security programs
* They have opposed vital components of the Patriot Act
* They have sought to confer unmerited legal rights on terrorists
* They have opposed profiling to identify the terrorists in our midst
* They have impugned and demeaned our military
* They have insinuated that the president is a war criminal
* They have forced the resignation of a committed defense secretary
* They have repeatedly tried to de-legitimize our war effort
* They want to quit the battlefield in the midst of war.


Well, when I call the Dimocrats a bunch of anti-American communists, do you think I'm just using hyperbole?

To see just how bad things really are, ponder this question: If the terrorists were represented by a party in our political system, how would their foreign policy program substantially differ from that of the present-day democrats?


Wait a second here... IF the terrorists were represented by a party in our political system? Just what does he mean, "IF"? The terrorists are represented by a party, and it's the Dimocrats. Because if it hurts Bush and make American look bad, the Dimocrats are A-OK with it.

Go read the whole thing, folks. And contemplate just how truly screwed we are with the American Communist Party taking power in January.

Found at BabyTroll Blog

Who woulda thunk it?

fwance can launch an onslaught! Too bad it's against rebels in a country that was victim to fwench imperialism.

Oh yeah, that thing that nobody ever talks about: other countries actually practicing imperialism. I guess they're too busy howling about supposed American imperialism to focus on, y'know, REAL imperialsim.

Or maybe is just the fact that the people screaming about American "imperialism" are a bunch of brain-dead, kool-aid guzzing, retarded fucksticks who are too stupid to be allowed to breed.

Maybe.

Wicked cool!

Wanna go to the moon? All you youngsters out there better get ready, because we'll be in space relatively soon.

Hey, have you heard what Gates said?

I bet if you've been checking out the headlines, what you've seen is "GATES SAYS US NOT WINNING IN IRAQ!!!!! QUAGMIRE! VIET NAM! OH, THE HUMANITY!"

When in fact, he said we're neither winning nor losing. Gosh, what media bias?

By the way, since the American Communists will be taking power next January, you can expect more of the same, tired, recycled bullshit from them, only this time thrown with greater force since they've proven they can win with it. I don't know if this country can stand two years of anti-American communists at the helm. I guess we'll find out.

Monday, December 04, 2006

As for the rest of the news

Quite honestly, my blood pressure needed a break. It's not a good thing when you walk into a doctor's office and he asks "GOOD GOD, what have you been DOING to yourself?!?!"

I'm livin' the life, doc!

Gah. Back to surfing around the web looking for Christmas presents.

OK, OK, here's one story that I'll pass along: The Navy has told San Francisco to take a hike.

Damn, it's about time. I say we just build a fifty foot wall around the city and fill it with water. Let it peel off and form it's own little communist city-state. That way, when it completely goes to hell, we can just sit back and laugh, rather than pull it out of the pit that it's been digging for the past five decades.

Let's talk quarterbacks

What is up with Rex Grossman? If Chicago didn't have a good D, they'd be 6-6 right now. Grossman isn't doing his team any favors.

Eli Manning - at least he didn't lose the game this week. The defense did that.

Vick gets a win. Now if his receivers can actually keep catching the ball, they can win a few more. But the way the Falcons are playing, they should just hike the ball and have the entire offense block for Vick. They'd get more yards that way.

Hasselback - *sigh* I've been rooting for the Seahawks since 1984, but I have to admit that if they played in the NFC East instead of the NFC West, they'd be in the middle of their division instead of at the top.

Still, I'm enjoying watching him play again. We'll see what happens come playoff time.

Jay Cutler - I don't care if he's the second coming of John Frigging Elway, it was too early to start him. He should been seasoned a bit more before he was tossed into the meat grinder.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

So, Brittany Spears flashed her naughty bits....

Folks....

WHO CARES!?!?!?!?!

Let me see if I can sum up how I feel about this, shall we?

Brittany Spears is a totally and completely made-up talent, taken from the backwoods of the South and turned into a plastic pop princess. Her music isn't really even hers, it's been written and created by someone else and she's just told to sing it. She's told what to sing, how to sing, how to dress, how to dance, how to act, and the producers counted on young men drooling over her to make money with her fake act. Do you think she dressed like a cheap slut by accident? Hell no, she was TOLD to dress that way, and it worked. She made people MILLIONS.

She can nominally be called a musician, but I wouldn't call her an artist by any stretch.

Now, you have a plastic princess who's used her 15 minutes of fame to date Justin Timberlake (boy, did he ever dodge a bullet, eh?), marry a sleazy little backup dancing fuckstick, get knocked up with the fuckstick's spawn, and act like a trailer-trash floozy. Now, the sleazy backup dancing fuckstick has shown himself to be the lower lifeform we all said he was, the music career is pretty much gone, and Brit wants to find a way to get back in the papers. So what does she do? She flashes a piece of flesh that's so used up right now that I don't even want to think about it, much less look at it.

You know, I actually feel somewhat sorry for Brittany Spears right about now. She was used. She was used by people who wanted her to act like a slut because they knew it would make money. She was built up by the music companies, rode hard, and put away wet. And you know what's worse? Her parents allowed her to be used. I guess they cared more about the money that her well being.

So now that she's yesterday's news, she's trying to get back to page one. But the actions and behavior that people found appealing when she was 17 doesn't have the same effect. Maybe it's because instead of fantasizing about her, they realize that she has two kids, and that her going out drinking with two other sleazy wenches isn't the best example of parenthood. Maybe it's the fact that her soon-to-be ex is such a worthless bottom feeder that NOBODY, and I mean NOBODY wants to be with her after him. Kinda like getting into a hot tub right after a leper has finished using it. Thanks but no thanks, and I want to go get an antibiotics shot for just thinking about that subject.

Anyways, here's my bottom line: I don't want to see Ms. Spears. Ever. I'd be happy if she would go back to Louisiana and stay silent for the rest of her natural life. For that matter, I don't want to see, hear, or know about Paris Hilton. How in the name of all that's holy can a skinny blonde skanky whore be in the news so much? I don't get it. I guess I never will. And Lindsey Lohann (I don't care if it's spelled wrong) was good looking before she went for the crackwhore look. Here's a hint, Lindsy: If I can see your shoulder joints sticking out from across the room, you need to EAT A FUCKING CHEESEBURGER! I can't stand all three of them at this point.

Gah. I need to go shower after this post.

By the way, if you want to know my opinion about skinny women, it can be found here.

I know I've been AWOL

Whaddya gonna do? Stop paying me?

That's part of my job. Some days I have time on my hands, and some days I'm so damn busy that I have to steal time just to breathe. That's life. Anyways, I've got a few links for you to peruse at your convenience.

First up, via Cold Fury, is the Alabama Liberation Front, with "Everybody knows....", yet another hard look at the sheeple in the MSM.

Thus, whatever liberals generally believe at any given time can be understood to function as conventional wisdom within the media. "Everybody knows" that Bush is stupid, that Cheney is a fascist warmonger, and that the GOP is under the control of neocons, Halliburton and "Christianists." Most of all, "everybody knows" that the war in Iraq is another Vietnam -- a "quagmire" in need of "an exit strategy."

It's Heaven's Gate, you see? Cult members knew that there was a spaceship behind that comet, because one could not believe otherwise and remain a member. To the extent that they actually studied the facts about the Hale-Bopp comet (and they were fairly obsessed with it), they did so only with the purpose of finding "evidence" to confirm the unquestionable belief. And this backward way of thinking is deeply related to group psychology.


Whenever I feel the urge to pick up a newspaper, I have a mental image of the reporter covered in curly fleece, going "baaaaaaa!" while holding a notepad in their perfectly manicured hooves. I refuse to support the Dimocrat propaganda machine.

Up next: From Stop the ACLU, a video of the Westboro Baptist "Church" being chased away from a funeral.

Look, this "church" is only called a church in order to get a tax-exempt status. It's a "church" in the same way as the Aryan Nations had their "church" in which they preached their hate. It's not a church at all, it's a festival of hatred being spewed at America and all things associated with this country. And as far as I'm concerned, Fred Phelps is reason enough to make a fist to the nose of an asshole like him "free speech". Phelps is the worst type of manipulator; he knows the law better than most lawyers, and he uses that knowledge to do as many foul, vile things he possibly can and technically not break the law. Or let me put it this way: I would gladly go to jail for the chance to beat Phelps with an axe handle until the wood broke.

Go read through those two, if you would.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Good stuff

Captain Ed is on a roll, to the point where trying to pick out all the posts that need to be read would be futile. Just click and scroll.

So, about this letter

That Iranian leader Amahmentaljob sent to us Americans. Being a "Noble American", here's my response to it.

Dear President Amahmentaljob,

Thanks for the letter, but before we "dialogue", there are a few conditions you need to address.

Stop supporting terrorism.

Get your proxies out of Lebanon.

Stop calling for the destruction of Israel.

Stop building a nuclear weapon.

Once you've addressed those four concerns, then perhaps we can have a discussion that doesn't begin with me saying "So, how would you like your country to be radioactive for the next thousand years?" Until then, you can go piss up a rope.

Cordially yours,

Raging Dave

Andrea asks, Kim answers

Andrea:

I can get the attraction to Communism and its adherents — it was ostensibly all about the brotherhood of man, and raising the worker from oppression, and freedom from the shackles of conformity and poverty, and so on and so forth. In other words, it talked a great game about giving people more freedom, more progress into a better life in the here and now. Sure, it turned out to be a pack of lies, but they were such pretty lies.

But I don’t get for one minute what is the impetus behind the slavish adoration the liberal intelligentsia in the West has decided to give the Muslim terrorist groups.


Kim's answer:

So what does Blue America like about Islamic extremism? The fact that it’s not Western civilization. That it’s Islamic fascism opposing the Eeeeevil West is purely fortuitous. If our airliners were being hijacked and our buildings blown up by cannibalistic Sumatran separatists, you can be sure that the New York Times would soon be writing stories about the superiority of the Sumatran social system and diet to ours.

John Derbyshire’s delicious comment springs to mind: “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”


The reason I call most Leftists anti-American is because they always seem to side with the enemies of America. When's the last time you saw people on the Left say "You know what? America is the best country in the world, despite our problems"?

Nothing comes to mind, does it? My point exactly. Instead, you have Cindy Sheehan hugging the anti-American communist Chavez, Jimmah Cah-duh fellating the anti-American dictator Castro, Code Pink doing the bidding of the anti-American communist Kim Jong Il, and hordes of Leftists calling America every hatefull thing in the book.

But don't question their patriotism! Yeah, right, sure.

UPDATE: Going through Andrea's blog, I found this absolute gem that I had to repost:

I’ve gotten kind of off the track here. That’s what these people do to me — they destroy my ability to concentrate. They do it with their piling up of the same old bricks of notions that we tear down — it’s as if every time you knocked down a wall of a derelict house someone came up behind you and started reassembling the rotten wood, the crumbling drywall, and the rusted rebar, meanwhile insisting that not only have you tried to destroy a perfectly good house, it is in its decayed, unlivable condition actually a better house than the one you were going to build with new mortar and fresh concrete — and furthermore, you never did knock down the house to begin with, there isn’t a house, you aren’t really there.


If that doesn't perfectly explain the Liberals, I don't know what does. That's brilliant.

It’s like dealing with a pack of five-year-olds who are so developmentally stunted that they will never be able to learn anything — every day it’s a repeat of the same old simple lessons: “wipe your bottom before you pull your underpants up, not after!”

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Linky Love

Two articles that I thought worth reposting from Instapundit. First up, Thomas Sowell, on Who Really Cares.

Those on the left proclaimed their moral superiority in the 18th century and they continue to proclaim it in the 21st century. What is remarkable is how long it took for anyone to put that belief to the test -- and how completely it failed that test.

The two visions are different in another way. The vision of the left exalts the young especially as idealists while the more conservative vision warns against the narrowness and shallowness of the inexperienced. This study found young liberals to make the least charitable contributions of all, whether in money, time or blood. Idealism in words is not idealism in deeds.


It's an essay that shouldn't surprise anyone with half a brain, but it's well worth repeating, and has evidence to back it up.

Second, from a US Marine regarding Iraq: Go Native.

Iraq is too important to just leave in pieces for its neighbors to do what they will with it. The US political class is currently misreading the US election, thinking that it provides a mandate for withdrawal. Instead, it was a message of general discontent. It's time for dramatic changes. Why not go native?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The MSM lies, part 12,536,927

Don't trust the lying, gutless, anti-American traitors as far as you could throw them.

Yes, I question their patriotism. I question their sanity. They are rooting for America's enemies non-stop, and doing whatever they can to ensure that the terrorists win. They are anti-American pustules on this country's ass. They do nothing but lie and smear half-truths and outright falsehoods in order to prevent this country from winning a war.

They are traitors, and they should be treated as such.

By the way....

I'm back from the blogging hiatus, and pissed off to boot.

Just so y'all know.

Don't blame me,

blame him, with his quizzes and memes and dastardly plans!

If you want to post your own list, just cut and paste the following list, bold the things you have done, and voila!

Ready?
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01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (maybe... does kickball count?)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states (Not yet, but I'm working on it)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football (and flag football, and tackle football)
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (five and counting)
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears (facial? No. Don't ask, and I won't tell)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (Um, duh)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (does having all four wisdom teeth removed at the same time count?)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (and killed the little bastard, too)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions (so far)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Damn, I've got some things left to do!

Dear Dimocrats

Fuck you.

Fuck you, fuck the whores that call themselves your mothers, and fuck the fathers you never knew because they didn't pay the first time. Rangel, you fat sack of shit, I hope you choke on a chicken bone and die. Kerry, I hope you fall off your sailboard and drown.

For every smear, for every lie they spread, for every insult that comes out of their mouths whenever they're open, I hope the Dimocrats get a collective case of food poisoning and spend the last few hours of their miserable, parasitic existence hunched over their toilets in pain and misery right before they fucking croak. We don't need a new election, we need a national de-worming.

Just die, Dimocrats. Die so that you stop polluting the world with your filth, you cesspool dwelling, lying, corrupt, worthless shitweasels.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Didya have a good Thanksgiving?

I have no idea how much food I ate, but I know how much was cooked, and I know how little of it we have left. We also managed to drop off dinners for the dozen people who were manning the gates here on post. I've been in their shoes before, and it's always nice to get some good food and a reminder that people are thinking about you.

I don't have anything real to blog about, because except for ESPN, I haven't been watching a single bit of news. And I'm doing that purposely, folks. I don't want to ruin my family's stay with bad news. Top that off with the fact that Fox News has been replaced by BBC World News (ugh!) by my local cable provider, and I'm thinking about dropping cable all together. I got cable for two reasons: Fox News, and Football. Once football season is over, what reason do I have to keep the cable?

Decisions, decisions.

Anyways, enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. I'll once again be too damn busy to post much, but I should be back to normal sometime next week. Toodles!