Day by Day

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oh Dear Lord....

Why does every stereotype, and I mean EVERY stereotype of the Democrats American Communist Party turn out to be true?

Today, in H.R. 1, Democrats will bring legislation to the House floor supporting the transfer of responsibility for a critical national security program to the United Nations. House Republicans will offer a motion to block it.


(emphasis mine)

So, you mean all those times I called the Dimocrats a group of communist cocksuckers who would turn this country over to the UN in a heartbeat... I wasn't just using hyperbole?

Crap, we're all screwed. They really are that weak and spineless.

Can you say "Hypocrite"?

I knew you could.

If anyone actually expected the Democrats American Communist Party to clean up congress, they were too stupid to be allowed to vote.

Via Cold Fury.

Senator Boxer is a worthless communist hag

Oh, and that's my NICE response to her insulting attack on SecState Rice.

Although I don't think anyone should be surprised at her attacks, since It's been proven time and time again that the Democrats American Communist Party only support minorities so long as those minorities stay their ass on the plantation and do what their told.

Friday, January 12, 2007

And about this "surge"

that everyone keeps talking about -

Folks, right now it's not the number of troops we have in Iraq, it's how those troops are put to use. All the troops in the world won't do a tinker's damn worth of good if you don't let them do their fucking jobs!

Of all the messages in Bush's speech two nights ago, it was his willingness to change tactics that we should be focusing on, not how many more troops that he wants to put into Iraq. It's the tactics that matter right now, more so than the number of soldiers on the ground.

I could go for this

Draft Fred.

Look, let's be honest here - the way things are shaping up in the GOP, it's obvious that they're going to put up people who are in effect the same assholes that are part of the GOP's problem. John McCain? Puh-LEEZ! This is the same asshat who, in cahoots with Russ Feingold, essentially gutted the First Amendment. Is that the person you want running for the Presidency? Not me.

Rudy Guliani? Nice guy, strong in quite a few areas, but he's a New York Republican, which is to say not exactly conservative.

Mitt Romney? Seems to be a decent fellow, but not exactly a favorite of the Republicans.

The people who would actually excite the conservative base aren't in positions of power within the GOP, and as the Republicans have abandoned their conservative principals in favor of money-grubbing, big government politics, the very people who the conservatives want will not get nominated by the GOP leadership.

Why in g-d's name should we accept a corrupt loser just because the GOP wants to continue business as usual? The GOP leadership still haven't learned a damn thing. And you know what? They don't want to. They don't want to upset the gravy train that they latched onto over the past 12 years.

I say we draft the people who will actually represent us. Draft Fred. Call up J.C. Watts. And regain control of the GOP from the power-hungry parasites that currently infest it.

Small roundup.

Things are starting to heat up around here. My unit is getting ready to go to the range, and as I seem to be the only person with the knowledge and time to train people on how to shoot their assigned weapon, it's fallen upon me to get plans ready, training, equipment, ect.

Not that I mind. I enjoy being useful. All of this isn't a complaint, just an explanation of where I've been and why I'm not blogging as much.

In any case, you can expect to see a bit less of me in the upcoming weeks. As the blog readership seems to have gone to hell with my various absences, I expect it to fall even further.

Ah well. That's life.

Anyways - commenter DCRocks gave us a link to this story about how Arabs are increasingly looking at war as an option to dealing with Iran.

American politics may be heading for uncertain waters. The Arabs, however, appear unusually determined to resist the tide of Khomeinism.

* Last autumn, the GCC states - plus Jordan and Egypt - asked Washington to review their defenses in case of a showdown with Iran. The mission, led by the then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Rodman, presented its report last month.

* Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan have concluded partnership accords with NATO, and two more Arab states, Kuwait and Bahrain, have opened talks for a similar relationship with the alliance.

* Last month, British Premier Tony Blair proposed an alliance of moderate Arab states, backed by major Western powers, to contain the Khomeinist threat. At least 10 Arab states have indicated interest.

Fear of a showdown with Iran has triggered an arms race. The GCC states have placed orders for 150 ultra-modern European and American fighter jets and are negotiating massive purchases of surface-to-surface missiles from China and Russia. Average defense budgets in the region show a 17 percent increase.

The GCC group and Egypt have also launched studies to create a nuclear industry - ostensibly for peaceful use, but clearly designed to meet a Iranian military threat.

Tehran started beating the drums of war over a year ago. If one listens carefully, one can now hear the response from the Arab side - in the form of faint drumbeats that are bound to get louder in the months ahead
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In my opinion, the Arab states have been enjoying and tacitly supporting Iran's meddling in American affairs, such as the Iran-supported insurgency in Iraq. However, as Iran has gotten away with more and more, they've been casting their eyes on their neighbors as well. Perhaps their neighbors have found that feeding a greedy giant doesn't placate the giant, it only makes it want more.

DANEgerus has a link up showing the provinces and areas in Iraq that are under control by the Iraqi military. It's a good look at where the US Army is, and where the Iraqis have taken over, leaving US forces to focus their efforts elsewhere.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

That'll teach me to not check my email

I've been pretty darn busy for the past few days getting ready for the upcoming battle assembly. So I missed the email in which the Heartless Libertarian addresses two upcoming bills in the Washington State legislature. If you live anywhere near that area, go thee hence and read. Washington state was fairly gun friendly when I lived there, but it looks as if the Socialists now in power are looking to end that.

Gee, what a surprise.

Blogspot is bugging me

If you're wondering why I didn't post yesterday, it's because BlogSpot was crapping out. Those of you who use Blogspot know that there is now a "New" Blogger and "Old" blogger. I belong to the "old" setup, because I quite honestly hate dealing with "NEW! IMPROVED! SPIFFY!" crap, when we all know it's just the same damn thing with a few different lines of code to change something that may or may not have needed changing in the first place.

So today it's working, but I wonder how long I'll be able to go before I'm forced to switch to a new thing that I don't want and don't care about.

Bleah.

Anyways - Florida 41, OSU 14. What the hell? Did I not just hear news pundits and football "experts" assuring me for close to two damn months that Florida didn't have a chance? The only reason they got to the Championship game is because Urban Meyer was whining? Golly gee it should have been Michigan and OSU in the championship game?

Yeah, right. Yet another reason to go to a playoff type system. Here's what I would do if I were in charge.

- College seasons would be ten games.
- After the college season, each Divison 1A conference would have it's own championship game. Non-conference teams would play in a non-conference championship game
- The conference champs, plus two wild cards, would play in a single-elimination playoff system until the championship game was reached. That would give us eight first round playoff games, four second round games, two third round games and one championship game. I included the two wild card teams to even out the schedules and avoid having to give any teams a first round bye. It would also allow the inclusion of kick ass teams who might not be their conference champs. Let's say that Florida and LSU (just to use as examples) were 12-0 and 11-1 respectively, while a different conference didn't have anyone higher than 10-2. That would allow the 11-1 LSU to still get into the playoffs despite the one loss (presumably to the SEC Champion 12-0 Florida team).

This system would eliminate most if not all the claims of East Coast or West Coast bias, conference bias, or anything other than their records. You think you could be champs? Prove it on the field or go home. It would also remove the blatant bias that the coache's poll adds into the BCS. C'mon, the only reason Florida got into the Championship game was because enough coaches said they should. And that's horsecrap. Can you imagine if the Championship game, as many people wanted, was OSU and Michigan version 2?

Right now, I think that Florida could have beaten OSU or Michigan, hands down. But if it weren't for a few coaches pulling one way instead of the other, we would have never known that. Remove the human factor as much as possible in determining who gets to play for the top spot.

Anyways, that's my two cents. I'd love to see BSU playing another team this weekend.

Monday, January 08, 2007

I don't get it

There's a post up at Powerline, where Greg Sargent claims that the photo of John F'n Kerry wasn't at ALL about Kerry being snubbed by the troops, it was about Kerry having a "private, off the record chat" with two NYT reporters.

OK, let me break this down for a little bit.

First of all, we have eyewitness accounts of how the troops reacted to John F'n Kerry:

This is a true story....Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops.


What is amazing is Bill O'Reilly came to visit with us and the troops at the CSH the same day and the line for autographs extended through the palace and people waited for two hours to shake his hand. You decide who is more respected and loved by us servicemen and women!


The guy couldn't even get a "Hello!" at the gym from a servicemember. That ought to tell you something right there. But the Left, never having much to do with facts, tried to debunk the story from the get-go. "THE PHOTO WAS FAKE! THE PHOTO WAS STAGED! IT NEVER HAPPENED! YOU'RE A POOPYHEAD LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!" And all that crap.

So now the storyline from the deranged Left has changed. All of a sudden the photo is real, but Kerry is eating alone because he wanted a private chat with two NYT reporters.

OK, let's just go with the fact that the Left has proven themselves incapable of any real debate. They went from "LIARLIARLIARFAKEPHOTOLIARLIAR!" to "Oh, you just don't understand the context of the photo, which in fact is real" in the space of a week.

Strike one, kiddies.

They do not address the eyewitness account of the reception Kerry got from the troops, choosing to ignore those inconvenient facts, and attack the messenger instead.

Strike two, shitstains.

And last but not least, the storyline has changed from "Kerry got snubbed by the troops", to "The troops got snubbed by John F'n Kerry, who chose to speak with two off duty NTY reporters rather than any of the 150,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that he was surrounded by."

That's strike three, you communist clusterfucks. YER OUT! And Greg Sargent, you are an idiot of the highest order. You make the Democrats American Communist Party proud!

Another view

On my post about the liberals who expect people to take care of them, I chalked up their attitude to arrogance. Og has another viewpoint - social immaturity, or arrested social development.

There's a lot to suggest socialism is a kind of arrested development. When we are babes in arms, everything is given to us. Our every need is catered to- to the extent that we can communicate our needs. The more we communicate our needs, though, the more we are expected to deal with them ourselves. Potty training is probably the first harsh reality we have to encounter- which brings with it, the first time we have to plan in advance, the first time we have to recognize the signals of an impending event and react to them in time.

(....)

At some point in your life, you are brought to the awareness that your life is in your hands- that is, unless you have an arrested social development. When we're young and idealistic, we think that if everyone just worked together for a common goal we'd all be in nirvana, and anyone who didn't want to work for the common good should be forced to do so- for their OWN good. Except there is nobody who can apply a "common good" fairly to all men. Except that anytime a government agency is involved fully 1/3 (if not dramatically more) of the money is lost to corruption and graft. Except that everyone's "common good" is different from everyone else's . Common isn't so common. When we begin to understand that people are different, when we start being aware of the fact that some jobs pay more, that some jobs pay less, that there are balances between power, income and responsibility, we begin to direct our own lives.

(....)

John Smith and William Bradford saw the socialist social experiment fail, right before their eyes.

Since then, millions of people have made excuses for the failure of socialism every single time it has failed. "there was nobody to help". "Too many people interfered". "Not enough people worked hard enough". "the officials were too corrupt". Always excuses.

Capitalisim is robust. It works despite interference from all corners. Socialism is not. The only reason for believing socialism can work is an arrested social development.

Conservative capitalism is robust in this country, and it has survived all attempts to regulate, litigate, duty, asses, and tax it out of existence. Conservative capitalism is the poles holding up the tent- and as there are a lot of poles, it's hard to see the tent collapsing until they're all gone. The pilgrim colony could not absorb the failure of social experimentation. the United States Economy can- for a time. After it has absorbed so much, it could reach a point of unstoppable decay. Where is that line? I have no idea. I'd rather not cross it at all.

I'd rather just potty-train the socialists among us, so they understand that the idea is fundamentally flawed and can never work.


You know, there are probably a lot of reasons for the liberal mindset. I still think of it as a mental disorder, albeit one that can be cured. But I have to admit that the mental image of liberals as pants-crapping babies made me grin.

The problem is, how do you potty train people when those same people ardently scream that squatting and shitting all over yourself is the only way to live? In order to understand the call of liberalism, you have to first understand that to many of the people who push socialism and communism, it's not about improving society, or bettering mankind - it's about the control those people would have over the rest of society. Most, if not all of the socialism pushers in Congress don't actually adhere to any of socialism's tenants. DANEgerus at one point had a link up regarding Bela Pelosi's sidestepping of the unions at her private vineyards. Now, here's someone who supposedly supports the unions, and gets flaming assloads of money for her support. Yet, when it came time to put her words into actions, she refused.

In short, she's a massive hypocrite, and anyone who deals with her knows it. All those environmental regulations she wants to push on America? Couldn't be bothered by them when she built her golf course (from the same link above).

Yeah. Her golf course. Now you tell me, if Nancy Pelosi truly believed in socialism, would she be building a golf course and charging $250,000 membership fees? Of course not! So she's shown by her actions that she's a capitalist, through and through. So why in the name of all that's holy would she be a member of the Democratic Socialists of America?

Because of the power of control. If Nancy Pelosi can control your money, she can control you. Just like gun control isn't about guns, it's about control. The goal of Socialism is Communism. Socialism is just communism light; it's communism without the gulags yet. And just where do you think that Comrade Pelosi would be in the hierarchy of the Communist state? You think she would be performing her state-mandated job at the local sewage treatment plant?

Hell no, she'd be doing what communist leaders have done for years - eating caviar, sipping champagne, and ordering the plebes around.

"Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by ignorance". It's a good quote. By and large, it's a good rule to go by. However, when I see people support socialism and communism despite the sheer failure of both, I can no longer assume that these people are just ignorant. In modern history, there has never been a single Communist leader that actually practiced what they preached. EVER. Do you think Castro gets his healthcare at one of his state run hospitals? Do you think Chavez follows his own gun control policies? Do you think Kim Jong Il waits for his daily ration of rice?

Hell no. And that shows them to be the lying hypocrites that they are. Pelosi and her fellow socialists are just the same, only they haven't been able to push their plans that far ahead. I'd like to make sure that they remain frustrated. Because the option is far, far worse than anything George W. Bush could ever do to this country.

The Stem Cell Debate heats up a little bit

Because of this news.

Scientists say they have discovered a new source of stem cells that could one day repair damaged human organs. The Harvard University team say they have recovered functioning stem cells from amniotic fluid - the liquid that surrounds the baby in the womb. ...

The Harvard scientists say the stem cells they found in amniotic fluid seem to have many of the qualities of embryonic stem cells. The scientists, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, were writing in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

They say they have managed to turn the stem cells into functioning muscle, fat, blood vessel, nerve and liver cells. In tests, these newly made cells seemed to restore some function in brain-damaged mice.


So, to recap, that now makes TWO ways of obtaining viable stem cells without causing the death of a human embryo. But how much do you want to bet that you won't hear this trumpeted as a way to cure a myriad of diseases? Because, you see, to the Left it's no longer about what they can cure. It's about pushing their agenda. Bush opposes Embryonic Stem Cell research? That means that they push for it. Bush opposes killing human embryos? That means they'll push for it.

There are ways to get stem cells that do not involve ending a human life. But I don't think the Left really cares about that. I honestly believe that this is just another front in the battle to delegitimize an embryo as human life. For years we've had proponents of abortion trying to tell us that an embryo is just a "tablespoon of cells", and nothing more. They're still pushing that line. That doesn't explain the supporters of partial-birth abortion, where a perfectly healthy, viable baby is killed, cut into pieces, and sucked out of their mother's womb with a medical vacuum cleaner. With the pro-abortion fanatics, it's all or nothing, and this is just another way for them to make killing a human baby easier.

We're not dealing with rational people here. And I don't think all the evidence in the world is going to change the Left's mind. In fact, I know it won't. There's a reason the Left still supports Socialism and Communism, despite over a century of proven failure of both those ideologies.

Let me be clear - I support any and all stem cell research that does not end a human life. And an embryo is human life, plain and simple. A fetus is human life. Just because you can easily kill it does not make it any less a human life. THAT is why I am opposed to embryonic stem cell research. But it looks like we have more options than just that, thank goodness.

Found via Captain's Quarters.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Found somewhere else

But too good to not pass along. While I was traipsing along at Cold Fury, I found a few links that I need to repost here, just in case anyone missed them.

From Real Clear Politics - Breaking the hold of the Hegemonist Doctrine. While I want you to read it all, I'll give you this little segment:

This record in and itself makes it abundantly clear that the hegemonist doctrine is fantasy, and widespread as it has become, an extraordinarily dangerous fantasy. The U.S. is not, and has never been, the snake in an international Eden. Quite the contrary: when the United States retreats, the tyrants, bandits, and ideologues are unleashed. The rule of blood returns, and genocide and horror walk the streets and highways of this civilization.

The record in recent years serves only to underline this fact. In Yugoslavia, a situation that a relatively small European expeditionary force, consisting at most of a few divisions, could have sorted out in a matter of months, was allowed to fester for the larger part of a decade. Thousands died in repeated offensives, sieges, ethnic-cleansing campaigns, and outright massacres until the U.S. broke the Serbian grip by main force.

Darfur, in which hundreds are being slaughtered at this moment, could be controlled with a few squadrons of helicopter gunships reinforced with Predator-class drones to establish a cordon across which no horsemen would be allowed to venture. But the U.S. is entangled elsewhere, and no one else is willing to step in. Not a single European state, not a single African country. Not even Kofi Annan, himself an African, was willing to bestir his underlings, instead contenting himself with tirades at the Truman Library condemning the United States for the temerity of interfering with other countries.


The record show that whenever the Democrat American Communist Party has had the opportunity to choose between freedom, and corrupt, communist or socialist dictators, they have ALWAYS chosen the dictators. Whether it was the communists of North Viet Nam, North Korea, the USSR, the Democrats American Communist Party has shown where their loyalties lay by always, ALWAYS picking the communist dictators, bloody communist "revolutions", and Stalinist thugs.

Every.

Fucking.

TIME!


And Ann Coulter reinforces that fact.

More troops, fewer troops, different troops, "redeployment"—all the Democrats' peculiar little talking points are just a way of sounding busy. Who are they kidding? Democrats want to cut and run as fast as possible from Iraq, betraying the Iraqis who supported us and rewarding our enemies—exactly as they did to the South Vietnamese under Ford.

Liberals spent the Vietnam War rooting for the enemy and clamoring for America's defeat, a tradition they have brought back for the Iraq war.

They insisted on calling the Soviet-backed Vietcong "the National Liberation Front of Vietnam," just as they call Islamic fascists killing Americans in Iraq "insurgents." Ho Chi Minh was hailed as a "Jeffersonian Democrat," just as Michael Moore compares the Islamic fascists in Iraq to the Minute Men.

During the Vietnam War, New York Times scion Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger told his father that if an American soldier ran into a North Vietnamese soldier, he would prefer for the American to get shot. "It's the other guy's country," he explained.


Same old Democrats American Communist Party. Still rooting for American's enemies to win. Still looking for ways to make American lose. Let me put it in a way that even an American Communist can understand:

If I say that I'm a Dodgers fan, but I cover my house with Giants logos, cheer for the Giants, give the Giants secret news about Dodgers pitchers, keep the Giants informed about tactics and stats on Dodgers players, then you would rightly say that I'm no Dodgers fan. The same rule applies to the Democrats American Communist Party. They claim to support America, they claim to support our troops, and they claim to want victory, at least some of them. But every action, every word, every incident gives comfort and aid to our enemies.

When I can the Democrats American Communist Party a group of lying, anti-American pustules, I'm not just using hyperbole.

This is who we just elected to control of Congress. This is who is now in charge of funding and supporting our troops, two acts which they have failed to do ever since 1965, or perhaps even earlier. Two-faced, vile, hypocritical, backstabbing parasites hellbent on our defeat. AND THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF CONGRESS!

Pardon me while I go vomit.