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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Who doesn't love sockpuppets?

It's the ultimate admission that you have no argument, so you have to create an internet identity to show up and nod it's head very quickly while going "Yeah! Yeah!" in order to give your pathetic debate a shred of credibility.

Fortunately for us, no one is truly annonymous on the internet, and we can trace IP addresses back far enough to find out who's who. Granted, you need a bit more experience and knowledge than I have, which is when push comes to shove I find other people to do my tracing. But just because I'm not an internet sleuth doesn't mean it can't be done.

Two comments at this blog were signed with the names of real people who comment here, but were not written by them. Both originated from the IP address used by Connie Mack Berry of the Rachel Hunter campaign, and both contain other information that links back to the campaign site.

The Rachel Hunter campaign has shown itself willing to play fast and loose with the facts. Identity fraud is not clever, Connie. Do it again, and you will be banned from the comments here.


Now I've heard people asking "Does sockpuppetry hurt the Blogosphere?" Well, yes, but it would kill the blogosphere if the Right was doing it as well. As it is, while it might make your average joe somewhat cautious, when the only side doing sockpuppetry is the Left, we still have a way to go to catch up to them in terms of trust lost.

Oh, by the way....

The safety officer's course? Nailed it. 96% on the final exam. So now I have my first day off in twelve days.

Pardon me whilst I relax and catch up on news and blogging. I'm sitting in my bathrobe right now, with a cup of good strong coffee at my side. If things go well, I won't be out of my bathrobe until after noon.

Dude! I WANT ONE!

5.5cm long. 2.34mm rimfire ammo. You want a pocket rocket? Here it is.

I'm betting my wife would love it! She's the one that walked into a gun store, and after perusing for a while pointed one out and said "That one's cute!"

Which caused both the guy behind the counter and I to snort at the same time.

Found via Rodger's other site.

Media Blackout

Via Rodger.

Wednesday I caught wind of Nicole Kidman's issue ad in the Los Angeles Times. Signed by 85 top actors, directors and other Hollywood glitterati, it condemned Hezbollah and Hamas, and concluded:

If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die. We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs.

Can you believe that a statement as fundamentally American, and sensible, as that could be faulted? I spent considerable time trying to find the ad without success (I just now found it here). It wasn't even mentioned in the Los Angeles Times online! A Google news search yielded nothing from Drive-by Media, who fall over themselves covering anti-war rants by the likes if the Dixie Chunks. This morning I discovered just how complete the news embargo was.

According to Nexis, not a single American news organization other than Fox News Channel has covered it
.

How is it that every error, every omission, every slip-up made by the media only benifits one group? That group would be the terrorists who love to blow up women and children at every opportunity.

That's not a mistake. That's a bias. The media has willingly whored itself out to Leftist ideology, and in doing so has turned itself into a propaganda organ for terrorist groups.

How pathetic and disgusting.

Dems and Wal-Mart

Check out the compendium that DANEgerus has put up regarding the Dimocrat's attack on Wal-Mart. Chock full of links, chock full of information.

Me? I'm not so big on Wal-Mart. I'd rather find local suppliers for my food. And I try not to buy anything that says "Made in China" on it, which is mostly what Wal-Mart is stocked with. But then, I can afford to be a little picky.

Other people can't afford that. And who am I to tell them "Listen, that was made in China, so you can't buy it"?

There are a whole host of reasons why the Dimocrats hate Wal-Mart. Go check out the Dane to see a few of them.

So what's the cure?

Anti-Semitism is a virus.

ANTI-SEMITISM IS NOT A SIGN, A SYMBOL, A BULLET, OR A GAS, IT'S A VIRUS. It is the oldest known virus to attack the human soul. The existence of Israel masks the existence of the virus by renaming it ("anti-Zionism"). Through the renaming of this ancient disease as a “political problem,” many people now become infected through their friends, families, at their schools, from their community, church, or nation, or from exchanging infected fantasies with infected ideologues. By changing the name of the disease it has become possible for many to deny that they have contracted the virus. This facilitates the current outbreak. It is a clever virus and this shape-shifting is one of its oldest methods of perpetuating itself.

The origin of the virus is unknown, but many suspect the area to be Bablyon and Sumur with an early leap across borders into Egypt. It was later transmitted through not-so-casual contact to much of the world by traders out of Northern Africa and the Roman Empire.

During the period following the fall of Rome, the virus found traction in early Christianity as a common carrier. In this host it thrived, and was able to survive and spread for many centuries. Of late, many parts of Christianity, now that it has become fragmented, have rejected the virus and those who host it, but strains of the virus can still be found at the center of many subsets of the Christian faith today.

Islam, of course, is the not-that-new major religion to not only host the virus, but to celebrate being infected with it, and to actively take measures to make sure that, within the body of Islam, the virus can thrive and expand.


You can read the whole thing. Found via BabyTrollBlog.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Huh

Well..... OK. Yeah, I guess so.

You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus's assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.

Maximus

79%

William Wallace

71%

Captain Jack Sparrow

63%

Batman, the Dark Knight

54%

Indiana Jones

54%

The Terminator

50%

El Zorro

46%

James Bond, Agent 007

46%

Lara Croft

42%

Neo, the "One"

38%

The Amazing Spider-Man

38%

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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One of the best movies of the past decade, in my opinion. But that's why I don't vote on the Oscars.

Found via Drumwaster.

Well, it figures..

I mean, when your political philosophy is based on State sanctioned and enforced theft, you eventually stop regarding private property as private at all.

Nissan leased a small squadron of electric vehicles to the California city of Pasadena. A week or so back, the cityÂ?s lease expired and Nissan sent their trucks to the city motor pool to collect their property.

The city employees then took it upon themselves to block the trucks sent by Nissan from entering the lot and collecting NissanÂ?s property.


Just like the Leftist judges on the Supreme Court endorsed the recent farce of "Eminent Domain", just like the Leftists want the government to take more and more of your money, and have more and more control of your life, when push comes to shove they have no problem taking property that belongs to someone else under the guise of the "greater good".

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

School Daze

I've been taking the Unit Safety Officer course for the past few days. So that explains my lack of posting. It's a 58 hour course pushed into a 40 hour workweek. Plus homework. I should be finished with it sometime Friday evening.

Joy of joys.

When my brain gets back to normal, I'll post a bit more. It's been a busy month for me at Casa Dave.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

HOOAH!

"We are Number One. Don't ever apologise for it. Just be damned proud of it!"

-LTC Randolph White

A Revolutionary Idea

Via Protein Wisdom comes this link which suggests that the British might begin *gasp* profiling airline passengers.

The government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.

The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.


Look, if you're looking for Islamic terrorists, strip searching a 80 year old grandmother named "Marjorie Oppenheimer" WON'T DO YOU ANY GOOD! Kim du Toit posted an updated quiz that I don't think can be posted enough. So I stole it and I'm posting it here.

1. In 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
(a) A salesman from Utah
(b) An construction worker
(c) A college student on Spring Break
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

2. In 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Munich Olympics by:
(a) Your grandmother
(b) A Midwest auto-parts dealer
(c) A mom and her 6-year-old son visiting from Indiana
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

3. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
(a) A bluegrass band
(b) Dallas Cowboy fans
(c) A tour group of 80-year-old women
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

4. During the 1980’s numerous Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
(a) A family on their way to Disney World
(b) Jesse Ventura
(c) A Boy Scout Troop
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

5. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
(a) A pizza delivery boy
(b) The UPS guy
(c) Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70-year-old disabled American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard by:
(a) A girls’ choir
(b) A hardware store owner
(c) A secretary
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver was murdered by:
(a) A Marine officer with two weeks leave
(b) A plumber going to visit his mom
(c) A Catholic nun
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
(a) A college-bound freshman
(b) A cardiac surgeon on his way to Houston
(c) A waitress
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

9. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by:
(a) A starving actress
(b) A mom with a newborn
(c) Twin six-year-old boys
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

10. In 1995, a plot to blow up U.S.-bound international flights over the Pacific was attempted by:
(a) Hawaiian school kids
(b) A decorated Vietnam veteran
(c) Twin sisters on their way to Paducah
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

11. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
(a) A local TV weatherman
(b) A dad and his two sons on a ski trip
(c) A widower going to visit his grandchildren
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

12. In 2000, 17 sailors died in an attack on the USS Cole (DDG 67) in Yemen by:
(a) A child in a stroller
(b) A high school class on their way to visit Washington, DC
(c) Newlyweds on their way to Miami
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked—two flown into the World Trade Centers, one into the Pentagon and one into the ground in rural Pennsylvania. They were hijacked by:
(a) A retired police officer on a mission trip to Haiti
(b) A firefighter going to Maryland for training
(c) A paramedic on his way to vacation in Hawaii
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

14. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl and other Westerners were kidnapped and beheaded by:
(a) The Peace Corps
(b) Scottish clansmen
(c) Cuban refugees
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

15. In 2002, more than 330 hostages in Beslan and 130 hostages in Moscow were murdered in sieges by:
(a) American exchange students
(b) The Red Guard
(c) Church planters
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

16. In 2003 the United States liberated Iraq from “The Butcher of Baghdad,” but most American military personnel were killed by:
(a) Iraqi school-girls
(b) Street vegetable vendors
(c) Women without burkas
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

17. In 2004, more than 200 Spanish civilians were murdered on trains by bombs in Madrid, detonated by:
(a) Morning commuters
(b) A three-year-old Chinese girl
(c) Flamenco dancers
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

18. In 2005 more than 50 UK citizens were killed by bombs on trains in London, detonated by:
(a) Rail workers
(b) Those unable to hail taxis
(c) Wheelchair-bound grandmothers
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

19. In 2005, there were hundreds of casualties, men, women and children, killed by bombs in Jerusalem, Riyadh and Amman. These innocent civilians were murdered by:
(a) Construction workers
(b) Farmers
(c) Christian missionaries
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

20. In 2005, the city of Paris, and other European cities experienced an extended period of riots and destruction. The unrest was led by:
(a) “Youth”
(b) Soccer fans
(c) Catholic nuns
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

21. Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than 2,500 Americans have been murdered by terrorists. 35,000 Iraqi men, women and children have also been murdered by terrorists. Most of the combat and civilians casualties were the result of bombs detonated in civilian population centers by:
(a) Portuguese fruit vendors
(b) Disgruntled transit union workers
(c) Nebraska schoolteachers
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

22. In 2006, hundreds of Israeli civilians have been killed by rockets launched by:
(a) the Salvation Army
(b) remnants of the ‘Jackson Five’
(c) the cast of ‘Friends’
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

23. In 2006, a plot to blow up 10 U.S.-bound planes from the U.K. was attempted by:
(a) members of the Royal Family
(b) Japanese tourists
(c) Metallica groupies
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

24. Since 2001, the FBI has reported that there are major terrorist cells still in U.S. urban centers. Several of these cells have been uncovered and cell members arrested. In every case, the terrorists cell members were:
(a) elderly Southern Baptists
(b) Lutheran Youth Groups
(c) Presbyterian ministers
(d) Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.


We're not at war with the Swedish Bikini Team here. We know who wants to blow us up. We know who's calling for American's destruction. And just because the Left is more concerned with the FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS of those poor widdle misunderstood militants doesn't mean that we have to play by their rules. At this point, I don't give a shit if people get pissed off. My step-son got on a plane today to go home. Do you know how long my wife stood at the airport with him?

Three hours.

Three hours of security checks on a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, 12 year old boy, because gosh, we don't want to upset anybody! Three hours of security checks because the Left can't admit that there's a group of people who want us to all die, and they don't want us to search for that group.

Fuck that.

I say we need to buck up, grab our balls back, and profile the hell out of any non-American muslim. And if that pisses off muslims, too damn bad. Maybe when muslims stop trying to blow up Americans, we can treat them like regular people.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Mark me down as unsurprised

Via Instapundit comes this:

Federal prosecutors in Miami were prepared to indict Raul Castro as the head of a major cocaine smuggling conspiracy in 1993, but the Clinton Administration Justice Department overruled them, current and former Justice Department officials tell ABC News.


Clinton probably had flashbacks to his college days and didn't want his main supply route cut off.

The more that comes out about Clinton's time in office, the more disgusted I become.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Disgusting

Can we question their patriotism now?

Gee, and they wonder why we call them anti-American....

Again, Disgusting.

Just Disgusting, but at least these people are Canadian, so I don't feel that they have much of a voice in American politics.

The General Speaks

And you had better listen.

David at Random Nuclear Strikes has found a letter from a US Army General who's rather pissed off at the Washington Post right now.

After spending almost three days traveling with and being interviewed by one of the co-writers of a very poorly written article (“Much Undone in Rebuilding Iraq, Audit says”, Washington Post, August 2, 2006), I’m astounded at how distorted a good story can become and what agenda drives a paper to see only the bad side to the reconstruction effort here in Iraq. Instead of distorting the facts, let’s get to the truth.


Being a General, he said things with a much nicer tone than I would have. But that's why he makes the big bucks, while us foul-mouthed NonComs deal with the daily crap.

He's also found a link to this site, which features rather different inspirational posters. (WARNING! WARNING! CONTAINS GAMING CONTENT!) AK has his favorite, but I like a few other ones. Check out the motto for "Chaotic Good". Yeah. I like that.