Day by Day

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'd love to say....

That American Special Ops were making headlines in Iraq. I really would. I'm proud of the US Army, and I brag on 'em as much as possible.

But this is even better:

Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured a senior Mahdi Army commander with "close ties" to Muqtada al Sadr's office in Najaf on June 19. Two other senior Mahdi Army commanders in Baghdad and Hillah were captured on June 20 and 21.

The people that the Democrat American Communist Party wanted to abandon from the moment we set foot in Iraq are now conducting Special Ops missions, and kicking ass.

The three arrests come as the Iraqi military is pressing its operation in the Mahdi Army stronghold in the southern province of Maysan. The Mahdi Army has surrendered the provincial capital of Amarah without firing a shot, and six senior Sadrists, including the mayor of Amarah, have been detained. Security has also tightened in the neighboring provinces of Wasit, Dhi Qhar, and Basrah.

This day would have never come if we had listened to the shrieking idiots of the Left. The Iraqi Military is proving it's worth in mission after mission. It hasn't been a perfect road to this point, sure. There've been some bumps along the way. But dammit, it's worth it. And it's damn near the only way to bring some stability to an area of the planet that has seen damn little stability in it's recent history. And to the defeatists, the nay-sayers, the people who wanted us to fail, who wanted us to pack up and go home, let me quote the good President Roosevelt to you:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.—Theodore Roosevelt, Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

My emphasis there. The Left wanted us to pack up and leave Iraq to the tender mercy of Iran. Yeah. That would have done a fat lot of good, right? We stay. We fight. We finish the job. We do what has to be done.

Or we suffer the consequences.

A.E.D.

Instapundit has a post up on whether or not Tim Russert could have been saved by an Automatic External Defibrillator. They're some damn nifty machines, and they can save lives if people know how to use them. Some hospitals give classes at certain times on CPR and AED's. It might be worth checking into. And yes, I've taken the classes.

I can't wait to leave here....

Not only is the Ragin' Mrs. in Idaho, waiting for me to go on leave, not only is a new duty station awaiting me in Wisconsin, but once I'm back in the States I'll be able to fix my bike, and have it stay fixed."

Went to start the bike the other day. Checked the fluids, checked the chain, made sure everything was good to go. Turned the key, hit the switch, and heard..... "GrGrGGGGG"

What the hell?

Looked the bike over. Finally figured out that it's the battery. I've got a sealed gel battery, and it's slowly been losing juice to the point that it won't kick the starter over. So I've got it charging right now. But after talking to a buddy of mine who also has a bike, it seems that HE has gone through three of those gel batteries this year alone. For some reason the gel batteries here don't hold a charge. Maybe the people that sell them are not maintaining them while they sit on the shelves. Maybe the climate here just kills them. We don't know. But the last gel battery I had lasted three friggin years. This one has lasted six months. Combine that with the fact that I've got to take the carburetor apart and I can't do that here because I can't get a gasket set shipped to me in time.....

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr........

I've got less than two weeks left here and then I'm on a plane headed to the states. I'll be celebrating the 4th of July with my family. I can't wait.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I like it

Someone put up a home-made sign for Dino Rossi in Washington state. It says pretty much the truth. Of course, the Leftists are upset.

Wah. Too bad on them. Perhaps if the sign lied, I'd feel differently. But from what I can see, all it's doing is telling the truth.

Powerline asks:

Does Obama know what he's talking about?

Uh, no, he doesn't. And the more you listen to him, the more you realize just what a clueless fuckstick he is.

Change?

Something the Leftoids just don't understand; all progress is change, but not all change is progress. Take a look at who Mr. HopeyChanginess wants to fill his cabinet.

Among them are ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Defense Secretary William Perry and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

Obama will consult with the group regularly between now and the Nov. 4 election in which he is facing Republican John McCain.

Other advisers are: Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission; David Boren, former governor and senator from Oklahoma; Greg Craig, a former senior adviser to Albright; Richard Danzig, former secretary of the Navy; Eric Holder, deputy attorney general under Clinton; Sam Nunn, former senator from Georgia who chaired the Senate Armed Services Committee; and James Sternberg, deputy national security adviser to Clinton.

Yep, a change RIGHT BACK TO THE CLINTON YEARS! Woo hoo, that's some forward thinking right there! Back when taxes rose, incomes fell, the military was cut in half and terrorists attacked us at will because we never did anything about it!

Change!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

And in case you missed it

The charges against Marine LTC Chessani were dropped without prejudice. So, out of the eight Marines indicted, one has been acquitted of all charges, and six have had the charges against them dropped.

And John Murtha still has yet to apologize for going on national television and calling them cold-blooded murderers. The fucking bastard.

Congress, defined

The Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee does not know the national interest rates set by the Fed.

So this idiot is making decisions that effect the entire country without knowing a damn thing about his job or how it will effect everyone.

Just friggin' brilliant.

Good God Almighty

This is NOT what I needed to see early in the morning!

We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

Yes, they truly are the American Communist Party. Is there any other vital part of our economy that you would like to nationalize and destroy, Comrade Commissar?

Found via C&S. I would love to see one of the oil company bosses just stand up and say "Fine, you don't like the way I operate this business? Then I won't sell any more oil or oil products in your state. BUH BYE!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics win

I won't go on about how I'm not a Lakers fan, or how I'm not a Kobe Bryant fan. They played hard.

Well, Kobe played hard. The rest of the team looked as if they didn't care if they won or not. The Celtics, on the other hand, looked like they wanted the trophy so bad that if the Lakers had won it, the team would have committed seppaku.

But anyways, when I was watching the game last night, and Ray Allen came back from getting poked in the eye and started tossing down three-pointers like Ted Kennedy tosses down double shots of scotch, I turned to my buddy and said "You know, last year he was sitting in Seattle, looking at the train wreck the Sonics had become, and thinking 'I'm never getting a ring'. Now here he is on the verge of winning it all."

Same with Kevin Garnett. He was sitting in Minnesota, wondering if the Timberwolves were ever going to get some help for him, because otherwise he wasn't winning shit.

Paul Pierce thought he was going to get traded away from a team he'd spent ten years with, and never even got to the Finals.

When I heard about the trades last year, with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett going to Boston, my first thought was "DAMMIT SEATTLE! YOU FUCKING RETARDS!" But the next thought was "Well, that's probably Ray's best shot at getting title." And they got it done. Allen and Garnett are two of the players I can look at and say "Yeah, they're good people." So it's nice to see them get what they've wanted for so long. So anyways, congratulations to Boston. My brother is probably happy as hell right now.

Obama's resume

If Obama was a conservative, he would have never even been able to sniff at the nomination. He's done nothing of note. He's done nothing at all. He's an empty suit, filled with hot air and pushed forward by the propaganda dealing hacks of the MSM.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sheesh

Al Gore can still kiss my ass. That jet-setting, fuel guzzling, electricity burning, buffet-gobbling bitch can go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut, although from the looks of things he'd eat it afterwards. And that goes for all of those celebrity assholes who blab on and on about how we need to have a greener lifestyle, and then they get into their limousines and drive back to their multi-million dollar, fully air conditioned, power draining mansions.

Kiss my ass. Flat out kiss it. All up in that ass. I'm sick of this. I'm sick of being harangued by a bunch of hypocrites. I'm tired of having to deal with "solutions" to a problem that doesn't exist. I'm sick and tired of having someone's cultish beliefs shoved down my throat. My wife says that you can't buy gas without ethanol in it in Idaho right now. Ah, yes, ethanol, which takes more energy to produce than it can provide. So we're burning more coal and more oil than if we were just using that coal and oil on it's own. WOW, that's fucking retarded! And yet people are still buying into the bullshit about ethanol!

Say, I wonder what's going to happen to the price of ethanol now that many of the nations corn fields in the Midwest are under water? I mean, I feel sorry for the farmers who's crop is ruined, but let's also take a look at what that means for all of us down the pipe, shall we?

Ethanol? Shortened supply, thus a higher price.
Food with corn in it? Shortened supply, thus a higher price. "But Dave!" you exclaim, "I don't eat food with corn in it!" Oh yeah? Why don't you whip out that can, box, or bag and take a look at the ingredients? Corn syrup? Yep, obviously from corn. Fructose? Sucrose? Uses corn. Not exclusively, but enough to make a difference.

Add in the fact that the ethanol binge has already eaten into the world's food supply, and you've got yourself a problem, folks. And it's a problem because we as a country have allowed ourselves to be fucking DUPED into buying a shit sandwich and taking a big bite. Both John McCain and Barak "Black Jesus" Obama kow-tow to the Global Warming death cult. So no matter who becomes president, we'll have to put up with four years of absolute bullshit in regards to Glowbull Warming. Kee-riste on a pogo stick.

I'm sick of it. And I'm growing progressively more sick of it by the day.

Why the hell do I even bother?

When there's people writing stuff like this in the blogosphere.

Today I heard a soundbyte where Obama was touring a hospital, and talked about how seeing blood made his queasy. Yes, because that’s the kind of testicular fortitude we need in a leader! McCain got TORTURED for five straight years by the Vietcong. I’m willing to bet that he doesn’t get “queasy” at the sight of blood, especially when he’s sticking his own arm bones back into his flesh, making bamboo splints, and tying them up with filthy rags.

So, McCain sucks on politics, but even at 70+ years old, he would beat Obama to death with his walker. That’s at least one quality I can respect in a leader.


I wish I had written that. Found at The Smallest Minority.

I’ve been listening to Obama supporters talk up their boy, (oops, said boy, I must be RACIST), and he’s got nothing. If my side had the balls or the sense to run an actual Republican, then this election would have been a mudstomping like unto Michael Dukakis. Hell, if my party hadn’t sucked wind and kowtowed to a bunch of RINOs in the senate then we probably wouldn’t be in the straights that we’re in now. The Republican party had its chance, and we couldn’t show jack squat.

We had the majority for a brief time, and we blew it. We squandered it. My party is pathetic and can’t demonstrate a lick of leadership. Why didn’t we come up with a coherent energy policy? Why won’t we secure our borders? Why can’t we just man up and smack Nancy Pelosi upside her head? The people speak, and we’re slapped down and told we’re stupid. No wonder we’re in the state that we’re in now. Our party is a joke.

And even then we’re still better than the douche bags on Obama’s side.

May God have mercy on our souls.



I've already told the Ragin' Mrs. that when we get back to civilization we're stocking up on ammo. And I'm going to learn how to reload my own. Because, dammit, the future of this country isn't looking to bright right now.

And I still wish I had written that.

MoveOn ad smears the troops

Will Barack Hussein Obama distance himself? Allahpundit:
New MoveOn ad: Don’t take my baby, John McCain!
In which a 90-year-old Maverick, serving his fifth term as president after declaring martial law and suspending the Constitution, conscripts young Alex to walk the beat in Baghdad. Either that or mom here hasn’t yet grasped that (a) President McCain won’t be setting Iraq policy for the next 18 years, let alone the next hundred, (b) MoveOn’s candidate of choice has himself been dropping some dark hints lately about “tactical readjustments,” and (c) whether McCain and the military can have her son is, um, up to her son, not her. The left (or at least the segment that MoveOn represents) still hasn’t quite accepted the idea of a volunteer military.

If you enlist, it can only be because you were somehow forced — through a draft or, per Charlie Rangel and Waffles, through economic hardship. No one serves because they want to.


Cross Posted at DANEgerus

A lot going on

Seems the intartubes are all abuzz with news that I've been missing out on. Ah well. Sometimes I feel as if my head is going to pop with all the information I try to cram into it. So, this post is just going to be a linky love dealio. In the meantime, I'm clearing post and trying to get a whole lot of things taken care of.

Kim du Toit has news of yet another universal health care success story. As an aside, I've seen MRSA close up. It's not pleasant at all.

BabyTrollBlog's Mark Alger has his first installment of his refute of Anthropogenic Global Warming. You can say it's a bit long, Mark. But I can't wait for part two. (And three!)

Drumwaster has a list of quotes from US Army Soldiers (and other figures) that he posted for the US Army Birthday. He also has a post up titled "Frog in a Pot of Water" that ties in with Kevin Baker's "Pressing the Reset Button II" Good stuff.

If you haven't seen it yet, Walter Williams has a piece up about all the end-of-the-world predictions that have come out of the eco-freak's camp ever since it was started. Just remember, if we had listened to them back then, the world would be a much worse place.

Joe Huffman has a humorous story about a shooting match he put on for the Pink Pistols. There's also a lesson in there as well.

When trying to claim that America is a horrible imperialist country, and some other country is a socialist haven of wonderful peace and tranquility, there's still one question that you have to ask: WHICH WAY ARE THE RAFTS GOING?

It's looking like charges against Marine LTC Chessani stemming from the Haditha incident are going to be dropped. How many Marines have been exonerated now? And how long has it been since that scumbag Murtha went on national TV and slandered them? He has still never apologized.

Obama's ties to Chicago politics
. Me personally, I think that any politician who comes out of Chicago is so crooked that they need to be presumed guilty. Obama is not proving me wrong.

There we go - some links to start your day. And now I've got to start my day.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A non issue

I keep hearing and reading all these folks out there going on about if Obama is/was/kinda-sorta maybe a muslim.

Folks, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that he sat in a supposedly Christian church for 20 years listening to racial hatred spewing out of a bigoted asshole. THAT should be what worries people, not whether he went to an Islamic school when he was five.

What should worry people is that he's a neo-marxist, not whether he visited a mosque as a child.

What should worry people is his complete and total LACK of knowledge when it comes to international politics, not whether he was raised by a muslim.

I don't worry about what he did when he was a kid. I worry about what he did when he was an adult. That will tell you more about his character. And I can't stand what I see.