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Friday, July 28, 2006

Yeah, sure, you were in the Army

I'm calling Bullshit.

Smash confronts someone wearing DCU's at a protest, with ribbons and an inverted flag. Claimed to be Army.

I wish I had been there. I really do. Because I'll bet my paycheck that stupid bastard never served a day of his life. Because we all know how honest those IVAW vets are, don't we?

Really, if I curb-stomped them, would anyone care?

So, I haven't commented much

On Israel lately. That's because every time I turn around, there's someone much better doing it for me.

Captain Ed, who also has a good takedown on a Rolling Stone piece that proves that the writers at that magazine are still taking way too many drugs.

DANEgerus. Just start scrolling. Also, check out the video of a UN ambulance picking up terrorists and transporting them.

Michelle Malkin. Check out the picture of the two flags flying together. Now, when you fly two flags together, it's normal that the flag of the host nation is flown above any other flag. Take a look at that picture and draw your own conclusions.

My own thoughts on this are predictable and clear - Israel has the right to defend itself against anyone who attacks her. The terrorists who Israel is currently engaged with have attacked her constantly for years, and in my opinion should have been destroyed years ago. Hamas is a group of thugs who's stated goal is the destruction of Israel. Hezbullah is an Iranian financed proxy who have been launching missiles at Israel from Lebanon for years.

The only thing that the United States should do at this point is hold off any international pressure from Israel. Anytime some pansy-assed terrorist-appeasing country comes up with a "cease-fire" plan, the US should bitchslap that country back into submission and tell them to shut up and go away. Let Israel deal with the terrorists. Because at this point, every terrorist-appeasing plan that can be tried, has been tried. Land-for-peace? The land that Israel gave up in the name of peace is now being used as a launching point for attacks on her. Prisoner exchanges? Gee, that worked so well in the past, didn't it? Aid money? Used to buy weapons that in turn were used to attack Israel.

The West can finally send a clear message to the Middle East - knock this shit off, or deal with the consequences. My fear is that most of the West doesn't have the balls to keep the pressure on the terrorists. Judging from the unhinged reactions of the "progressive" Left, who have done everything in their power to excuse Hezbullah and Hamas from their actions, they would love nothing more than to see a "cease-fire" enacted, which as anyone with half a brain knows, means that Israel would stop fighting while the terrorists would simply redouble their efforts. That cannot be allowed.

We need to stand fast, hold the line, and let Israel defend herself. It really is that simple.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pardon me whilst I dance!

So, there's a company down here in Puerto Rico called Bive. Pronounced BEE-vay. It's a subsidiary of Speakeasy.net. It's wireless internet that you obtain through a rented antennae.

And that antennae is now sitting above me cheerfully blinking it's lights in a signal-receiving fashion.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW! I'm BACK, baby!

And the best part is this - since I've told PRTC to go lick my anus, plus canceled my dial-up account, I'm now paying LESS money for faster internet access. Sometimes, life is good. So I can now actually see the blog for the first time in weeks. I've been able to post, but due to the firewalls at my other internet connection (which I don't own and have no control over) I could never load up the actual blog. Kinda sucky. In any case, I have the internet again. My wife is even happy about it. It's a two-fer!

I look forward to many more hours of blogging in the future!

Possible good news for me?

The internet problem might be solved, and I'll still be able to tell Puerto Rico Telephone Company to kiss my ass....

I'll let you know tonight if it works or not.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Chickenhawk? Better than the other options...

So, I guess Jeff Jacoby has been doing a thorough trashing of the slur "chickenhawk" and people who use it, as recorded by Captain Ed.

You hear a fair amount of that from the antiwar crowd if, like me, you support a war but have never seen combat yourself. That makes you a ``chicken hawk" -- one of those, as Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, defending John Kerry from his critics, put it during the 2004 presidential campaign, who ``shriek like a hawk, but have the backbone of a chicken." Kerry himself often played that card. ``I'd like to know what it is Republicans who didn't serve in Vietnam have against those of us who did," he would sniff, casting himself as the victim of unmanly hypocrites who never wore the uniform, yet had the gall to criticize him, a decorated veteran, for his stance on the war.

``Chicken hawk" isn't an argument. It is a slur -- a dishonest and incoherent slur. It is dishonest because those who invoke it don't really mean what they imply -- that only those with combat experience have the moral authority or the necessary understanding to advocate military force. After all, US foreign policy would be more hawkish, not less, if decisions about war and peace were left up to members of the armed forces. Soldiers tend to be politically conservative, hard-nosed about national security, and confident that American arms make the world safer and freer. On the question of Iraq -- stay-the-course or bring-the-troops-home? -- I would be willing to trust their judgment. Would Cindy Sheehan and Howard Dean?

The cry of ``chicken hawk" is dishonest for another reason: It is never aimed at those who oppose military action. But there is no difference, in terms of the background and judgment required, between deciding to go to war and deciding not to. If only those who served in uniform during wartime have the moral standing and experience to back a war, then only they have the moral standing and experience to oppose a war. Those who mock the views of ``chicken hawks" ought to be just as dismissive of ``chicken doves."


You remember 'ol Kenny Boy, who emailed an argument to me, who then devolved into screaming "CHICKENHAWKYBABYNEOCON!" at me while I posted his ever-increasingly insane emails? You know that the person you're debating has no argument, no facts, and no clue when they whip out the old "chickenhawk" crap.

When someone calls me a chickenhawk, it's because they know they've lost. They know that they cannot counter a single argument I've put forth. They know that I have facts and logic on my side, while all they possess is a cesspool of BDS sufferers and flat out lunatics on their side. They're like screaming children who have just been put in their place by an adult, and now they're throwing their temper tantrum. "YOU NEOCON CHICKENHAWK! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

Me, personally, I get a kick out of it when people call me a chickenhawk. When little Kenny Boy whipped that comment out, I was laughing my ass off. Calling an active duty military member a chickenhawk is the height of idiocy, and it shows just how shallow little Kenny Boy's thought processes are. There are millions of veterans, many of whom have their own blogs, and I'm sure that they've been smeared with the same insult. Watching the Left fling their favorite word around is like watching a three-year old with urine running down his leg screaming "I DID NOT PEE MY PANTS! I DIDN'T! I DIDN'T!" The sheer absurdity of the situation makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time.

But I say let them keep calling us chickenhawks. We can make it like "Godwin's Law". You know, the first one to bring up a Nazi reference in the debate automatically loses? We can call this one "The Kos Dictum". When someone calls the other side a "Chickenhawk", you know that they have no substantive arguments whatsoever and can safely be ignored on any further debate on that subject.

Let's spread it around! The Kos Dictum! Go ahead Kos, call ME a chickenhawk! I dare ya!

And were we face to face, I'm sure he'd do it. And I would once again get to laugh at a mental midget.

Using enemy tactics against them

NYC Mayor Bloomberg is a RINO beyond any question of a doubt, and the Republican Party knew that when it ran him for that office. Bloomberg has proven his RINO status with lawsuit after lawsuit in pursuit of his nanny-state policies.

Well, here's one that may bite him in the ass.

A Georgia gun dealer that Mayor Bloomberg sued as part of his effort to get firearms off the city's streets hit the mayor with a lawsuit of his own yesterday, saying Mr. Bloomberg slandered his business and broke federal law.

Adventure Outdoors Inc., which is being represented by a former Republican congressman of Georgia, Bob Barr, filed a $400 million lawsuit in Superior Court of Cobb County.


Hit 'em where it hurts. And with Democrats (and their RINO counterparts) you have to hit them in the wallet. Bloomberg has been nicknamed "Nurse Bloomberg" due to his habit of trying to ban anything and everything that might be considered slightly hazardous in the City of New York, and he's done most of his damage with lawsuits. Well, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. I hope Adventure Outdoors wins it's lawsuit, although I don't have much hope for that happening.

I've got my fingers crossed, though.

No, it's not perfect

But it's a hell of a lot better than people make it out to be.

KABUL, Afghanistan — More than 600 suspected Taliban militants have been killed since a U.S.-led offensive began last month in southern Afghanistan, a coalition spokesman said Tuesday.


Dead terrorists = good thing.

More than 10,000 U.S.-led troops have been operating in former Taliban strongholds across southern Afghanistan. The region has witnessed the brunt of the deadliest upsurge in Taliban-led violence since the hard-line regime's 2001 ouster.


Not "US Troops", it's "US-led troops", meaning Afghani troops with a lil help from Uncle Sam. Notice how they still have to include the US into that paragraph? I guess "Afghani troops" or "coalition troops" doesn't strike the same emotion as including those two letters.

It ain't all bad news, folks.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Well, that answers that....

We're still better than the French.

During the course of the race, American Floyd Landis proved that he had the strength of a bear, the speed of a puma, the ingenuity of a Colonial-era minuteman, the purple heart of a true American hero, and perhaps the most powerful left hip in the history of athletics as he gained, then lost, then grabbed and ultimately held onto the yellow jersey.


What really amazes me is the fact that Landis won the Tour with a hip that will have to be replaced this year!

The guy can't even walk due to his hip, but he's out there riding his ass off and winning the Tour de France. That's outstanding. That's worthy of inclusion to the Clank Brigade.

(For those who don't know, the Clank Brigade is made up of people who have brass balls so damn big that they clank together when they walk. Gender does not determine membership, either. Condi Rice has brass balls. Big'uns. Trust me on this.)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Vacation Blog

On vacation, you'all.

Quick pics:


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel


Dittoes

That's all for today, except to say that when you drive 8 hours to the beach, and it rains, that suggz.

Out.