Day by Day

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Chavez threatens TV stations

Crushing of dissent, Leftist style.

The Koran is burned and stained with blood.

Tammy Bruce asks: "Where is the Outraged Muslim Mob?"

Natalie Maines...

...in her own words:

The Chicks can't hide their disgust at the lack of support they received from other country performers. "A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do," says Robison.

"A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism."

"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
What a doof.

Telegraph | Entertainment

Picture Time

I've been scanning my photos into the computer so that I could make a CD of them, when I realized A) just how many damn photos I've taken and kept over the years, and B) just how many places I've been. Korea. Panama. Egypt. Canada. All over the USA. And now, Puerto Rico.

So I figured that while I'm on vacation, I'll post a few of my pictures from over the years. Hey, it's better than nothing, and I won't have to think up a blog post every day. I'll just get home, upload the picture, and call it good. Oh, and if anybody wants a copy of the photo, let me know. I've downsized these so that I don't kill the blog's bandwidth, but I'll be more than happy to email you a large copy of it.

So, for my very first photo, Camp Casey at dawn. This was my first morning in Korea. Little PVT Dave, at his first duty station, fresh out of Basic Training. I woke up, and walked outside for a smoke. The fog was so dense that you could barely see your hand in front of your face. As the sun came up, the fog started to clear so that you could make out individual trees. And I whipped out my handy-dandy camera and took this shot.



Now, I'm off to the beach. Toodles!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Oh, Kee-RIST!

Cynthia McKinney, psychopath moonbat bitch, will not be indicted for her assault on a police officer.

Any normal person who hit a police officer with a closed fist would be locked up, in jail, awaiting a judge to tell us just how long we'd be sharing a cell with Bubbah. But I guess if you're a whacked out fucking lunatic congresscritter, you have a get-out-of-jail-free card. Oh, and if you're black? You're home free, baby!

Cynthia McKinney is an absolute disgrace, and an embarassment to her city, her state, and this country. Only in America could someone who qualifies for a damn straightjacket get elected to congress. And only in America could a worthless commie whackjob get away with assaulting a police officer.

I'm so damn disgusted I could fucking puke. If the Republicans are smart, they'll hang that communist cunt around the necks of the Dimocrats for all she's worth. "You want to vote Dimocrat? HERE'S WHAT YOU GET IN OFFICE!"

If there were any justice in America, that psychotic wench would be in jail. Instead, we find out that being in political office is the best way to avoid obeying the law. And I hope that Cynthia McKinney, the police officer assaulting whore, gets voted out of office in her next election. She's the perfect example of Dimocrat values in action.

Then again, if she gets re-elected, we can hold her up as a campaign slogan. "McKinney! The Dimocrat's choice!"

Is it real? Or is itScrappleface?

You make the call:

Customers craving fresh crustaceans will have to look beyond Whole Foods Market Inc. after the natural-foods grocery chain decided Thursday to stop selling live lobsters and crabs on the grounds that it's inhumane.
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The Austin-based grocer spent seven months studying the sale of live lobsters from ship to supermarket aisle, trying to determine whether the creatures suffer along the way.
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Ultimately, Whole Foods management decided to immediately stop selling live lobsters and soft-shell crabs, saying they could not ensure the creatures are treated with respect and compassion.

"We place as much emphasis on the importance of humane treatment and quality of life for all animals as we do on the expectations for quality and flavor," John Mackey, Whole Foods' co-founder and chief executive, said in a statement.

Animal rights activities were thrilled with the decision, not just because of the way lobsters are harvested, shipped and stored but because of the fate that awaits many of them — being dropped alive into a pot of boiling water.

"The ways that lobsters are treated would warrant felony cruelty to animals charges if they were dogs or cats," said Bruce Friedrich, a spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

In making its decision, Whole Foods pointed to a November report from the European Food Safety Authority Animal Health and Welfare panel that it said concluded all decapod crustaceans, including lobsters and crabs, appear to have some degree of awareness, feel pain and can learn.
I don't know what to say.

Whole Foods bans sale of live lobsters - Yahoo! News

Quick Digest

The BDS Positive in Seattle have a plan to protest the President's appearance there. It includes kayaks!!!

Gateway Pundit reports that Diana's Irey's campaign to unseat John Murtha is gaining steam. Incumbents, of course, have huge advantages, but a Murtha loss would be great to see. It's worth keeping an eye on this one.

It's Donk v. Donk in the House.

Heroes, at Stars & Stripes.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The word of the day is:

Leave. No no no, not YOU leave, or me LEAVING. Leave. As in, Military Leave, which I haven't taken in over a year.

I'm taking a vacation, folks. I'll be out and about, but my posting is going to drop off for a little while. My step-son will be here tomorrow, the beaches on the western end of the island call, and I need to recharge my batteries. So I'll drop little notes every now and then, but until the 26th....

See ya.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Still going strong

Two-hundred and thirty-one years ago today, freedom loving citizens of this country answered a call to duty.

The decendants of those citizens, both in body and mind, are still answering that call.

God Bless this man's Army.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The whining of the Moonbats

It hasn't been a good seven days for the Left, has it? Zarqawi takes a dirt nap last week, and now Karl Rove is NOT going to be charged in the Valerie Plame leak case.

Oh, and President Bush went to Baghdad to meet with Prime Minister Al-Maliki. If you listen very closely, that sound you hear.... sort of like a soft "pop"..... that's a moonbat's head exploding.

The Left, in their quest to make their FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS more important than actual facts, have clung to the hope that Rove would be frogmarched out of the White House while their heroes Pelosi and Murtha impeached Chimpy McHitlerburton and Democrats won every seat in Congress.

And it ain't happening. But you have to admit, watching them demand that life conform to their warped beliefs is kinda cute for a little while. Like, say, 15 minutes. And then it gets annoying pretty quickly. Kinda like a snot-nosed brat who's furious because the batteries in his new remote controlled Al Gore doll died, and now he can't hear the Gorebot pontificate on global warming, and the brat is screaming and screaming while beating his controller on the ground, and demanding that Greenpeace declare war on Rethuglicans, because all of us Reichwingers are out to destroy the environment and club baby seals over the head with an endangered redwood, instead of just changing the damn batteries and shutting the hell up.

Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go have a celebratory sip of that sweet crude oil that the VRWC has been stealing from Iraq via a secret pipeline built in Afghanistan with slave labor.

What, you don't believe me?

Oh, and if you're a Leftist who's worldview has taken one too many blows this week, you definately do NOT want to go HERE.

You know what? If the Leftist's actions only threatened themselves, instead of endangering the lives of other Americans, I would actually find their forced ignorance and quasi-religious acceptance of Marxism rather amusing.

Surfing through Townhall.com

When I found a few gems. One by Thomas Sowell.

The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criticisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior.


If there is any quote that more perfectly frames the Anti-War Left at this time, I don't know if I can find it.

And now, has the furor over Ann Coulter's new book died down yet? Can we discuss it without a burst of self-flagellation?

Because let's admit it, folks. It's not what she said, it's how she said it that's pissing people off. And as a person who has been rude and crude quite often in his life, I'd just like to say that I agree with Ms. Coulter.

The Left has taken to using people who suffered great tragedy as their spokesmen, and then screaming "HOW DARE YOU ATTACK THIS POOR PERSON!" when valid objections are raised. Does Cindy Sheehan ring a bell? It should. Sheehan has been exposed as a particularly vile piece of filth, and yet she's still out there regurgitating the Democrat's talking points, plus a few of her own as well. The "Jersey Girls" are no exception. Question their political motives or message, and you're attacked with "YOU INSENSITIVE ASSHOLE! HOW DARE YOU ATTACK THEM! CAN'T YOU SEE THEY'RE GRIEVING?"

Actually, no, I can't see that they're grieving at all. That's the problem. Oh, I have no doubt that they suffered, and grieved at the loss of their husbands. But then they picked themselves up and used their victim status has a method with which to attack President Bush, the war in Iraq (and our military at the same time), Conservatives, Republicans, and anything to the Left of Howard Dean. And the Democrats were more than happy to use them, and give them microphones, and film political commercials with them as the stars, and are still using them this very day. So when Ann Coulter points that out, albeit not in the most polite fashion, the sheer verbal onslaught was staggering.

Methinks they doth protest too much.

A hell of a lot of people on the Right side of the blogosphere jumped away from Coulter as fast as they could. Condemnations were flying fast and furious over her writings about the Jersey Girls. People were jumping off that ship as fast as they could. And why? Because Coulter didn't just say what was wrong with the Jersey Girls, she delivered a few sucker punches while she was at it.

And for that, conservatives all over the web were shrieking.

There were only a few websites out there that stated "What she said was foul, harsh, and insulting, but her argument is essentially correct." Michelle Malkin brought up an essay by Dorothy Rabinowitz that stated much of what Coulter wrote, without the invective.

But if we as consumers didn't want Ann Coulter's invective, then Dorothy Rabinowitz would be a best selling author right now, while Ann Coulter would be a little known writer. So the hysterical shrieking and shouting over Ann Coulter's method of delivery strikes me as a bit odd, if not hypocritical. When Coulter talks about how the Jersey Girls are millionaires, reveling in their celebrity status, she's stating the truth. If she had not added "I've never seen people enjoying their husbandsÂ? deaths so much." this never would have been the shitstorm it became.

One damn sentance that is style rather than substance. That shouldn't void the entire argument, which is what the Left desparately wants. And what many people on the Right seem willing to give them.

Some times....

Stupidity can be painful.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet.


Not wearing a helmet. Hmmmmmmmmm..... and if the bike pictured in the news story is Big Ben's, then he was riding around on a crotch rocket.

Dumbass.

Listen, for anyone who rides a motorcycle or is planning on riding one - there are a few rules that you need to be aware of, the first of which is this:

Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Wait, no, that's not it.

OK, rule Number One: WHEN RIDING A MOTORCYCLE, EVERYONE ELSE ON THE ROAD IS TRYING TO KILL YOU.

Rule Number Two: When operating a vehicle that places your head in front of your body, and goes very fast, PROTECT YOUR *@?@^#$ HEAD!

Would anyone like to guess why fatalities on "sport" bikes far outnumber the fatalities on cruisers? Because sportbikes have higher top speeds, and the position you are in is the "head first" position. Which means that in an accident, the first part of your body to hit the ground is most often your head. Whereas a cruiser puts your feet in front of the rest of your body, making an accident on that style of bike more broken legs, feet, hips, and arms.

So here's Ben Roethlisberger, the SuperBowl QB, possibly out for the season because he wanted to ride a fast bike and not protect his head.

I hope the thrill was worth it, dumbass.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Violent crime up for 1st time in 5 years - Yahoo! News

Classic quote from the AP:

"We see that budgets for policing are being slashed and the federal government has gotten out of that business," said James Alan Fox, a criminal justice professor at Northeastern University in Boston. "Funding for prevention at the federal level and many localities are down and the (National Rifle Association) has renewed strength."
Beautiful!

Yahoo! News

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Quick Weekend Digest

Haditha: is the story unraveling?

Corrupt Democrats: a little compendium.

The Dixie Chicks are having problems selling tickets in Middle America. On the coasts, sales of their latest CD cum coaster are brisk.

YearlyKos: Democrats are moving to the wiggity-wack left big time. Makes me wonder if the best hope for a GOP White House win in 2008 would be a Democrat House for the two years prior.

YearlyKos Deux: the Left are unhappy with "Gore" and "Nazi" in the same sentence.

Good day, all.