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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.