Saturday, August 07, 2004

Who can tell me about this?

Went to an auction last night. Bought this :

Can anyone help me understand what it is?

The plaques at the bottom read:

R. W. Axel J. Hallbeck


Master 1927
Balder Lodge no. 1053 F.A.M.

Hallbeck's name is on a plaque behind the glass. The Lodge information is on a plaque affixed to the frame. They could be unrelated.

Balder Lodge Nbr. 1053 is in Brooklyn.

My searches for Axel Hallbeck have been fruitless.

The seal, or emblem, in the middle of the pennant is a remarkable piece of handiwork.

Note the steamwheeler (is that the correct term?) in the background.

The only thing I have found close to this are some Civil War Era flags from regiments in Illinois. I doubt this is that old; it's in very good condition. The pennant measures about 16" across and 12" top to bottom, though it is possible that some of it is folded inside the frame (a shadowbox).

Any guess on how to track the origin of this thing?

Email me or, preferably, leave something in the comments.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Kerry knocks Bush for inaction on 9-11

"In other words: Senator Kerry, who criticized President Bush for not rushing out of the Florida classroom for seven minutes, sat paralyzed with his colleagues for a full forty minutes" on the morning of September 11, 2001.

John Kerry 2004 Parody Campaign Ads

Errrr, neat!

Long Train Runnin'

John Hawkins has some advice for bloggers .

The denouement:

This advice only applies to conservative bloggers. Any of you liberals who don't grow as fast as Wonkette? Just go ahead and cut your losses, quit blogging, and make giant puppet heads for the big "No War With Iran" protests that'll be going on right after W bombs the ayatollahs in his 2nd term. The Commies who run those protests need dupes like you to grow and thrive! So don't let them down!


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are nine thousand words to describe the virulent hatred that jews face in New Zealand.

Foul, despicable, cowardly, hateful, any words I write cannot do justice to the depths of corruption that these people have sunk to.

Stryker Vehicles

I wasn't too keen on the Stryker vehicles the Army is forwarding now, but after reading this soldier's account, I may have to change my mind.

Today I walked around the motor pool and tried to figure out how many Strykers got hit by RPG's, from what I gathered from the motor pool and from talking to everybody I knew that was there, it looks like over 50% of all the vehicles that drove down that main street, took at least 1 RPG. Most took more than one. And almost all of them are totally serviceable.We have 4 vehicles in my PLT, 4 Squads per Plt. Each Sqd rides on each vehicle. 2 out of the 4 vehicles in my Plt got hit by RPG's. Both vehicles in my Plt took 3 RPG's each. One of the vehicles in my Plt that took an RPG, had its engine catch on fire from the Impact, the SAW gunner from 3rd Squad, grabbed a fire extinguisher, stuck his body out of the hatch and extinguished the fire, under fire. My driver counted 4 RPG's flying past our vehicle. A Stryker in another Plt took 7 RPG's that day, which blew out all 8 rubber tires, and it was still able to Continue Mission with no tires and drive on, out of the kill zone. Do you think a Gavin 113 could do that? Speed the hell out of a Kill zone with no tracks?

This soldier also has something to say about the "objective" media coverage in Iraq.

What angered me the most the other day was how inaccurate and very little press coverage the attack recieved. They all got it completely wrong. CNN, Al Jazzera, BBC, all of them. Cnn only reported 12 dead??? I told my friend from another Plt that and he said, "Shit! We killed 12 people in the first three minutes." I still wonder why, what happened the other day, over 100 crazed out Al Qaeda jihadist wearing all black and high off the Koran, attacking US Forces with everything they had received very little to no press in all the major news outlets???? It seems to me something like that should be major news. And you also have to wonder how many times something like this happens here in Iraq, where all hell will break loose, and there will be very little to no talk of it whatsoever. They only devoted two fucking paragraphs to that story that happened the other day, I had to fuckin search all over Cnn's site site to find that little bit about what happened, and it totally made it sound like nothing major happened here??? That is complete bullshit. Makes you kinda wonder.

The troops know what the deal is, it's the leftist fifth-column media that's trying to keep it suppressed. SSDD.

Found via The Baron.

Before I go

This week's winners in the Watcher of Weasel's council are Misdirected Mail by Damnum Absque Injuria, and a The Forgotten Enemy by A Small Victory. You can find all the results here.

Light posting weekend

I'm going to be on a sailboat in the Puget Sound for the next couple of days, so don't expect too many posts from me. In the grand tradition of navies the world over, I'm either going to be hauling in sails, or drinking until I can't remember my own name. Oh, and I'm doing some crab fishing as well.

It's gonna be a fun weekend!

UPDATE: Well, scratch the sailing. It's raining cats and dogs right now. Kinda hard to go for a sail when the sails are too wet to catch any wind. Plus, drying sails out on a wet dock just doesn't work. Grrrrrrr...

A-Man should count his lucky stars he left when he did. If he thought it was cold before, he'd be freezing his pecker off right now.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Also Last Night... the Raging Girlfriend was getting her drawl on, one of God's most enthralling creations was bearing down upon the Slimy Homestead:

Quite intriguing: a pillow of cool air arrived first, followed by three lines of light white winding cloud, almost like bumpers for the front, then this nasty looking dark blue and grey cloud bank. All the while, little white puffy miniclouds were scudding across the sky a few thousand feet below everything else, speeding southeast like race cars against the backdrop of the big and plodding storm system.

Then of course the microburst arrived with its blustery sheets of cold big drop rain.

No, you're right. The pictures don't do the justice to the power of such a phenomenon.

Last night

I was fortunate enough to have a beer with this grouchy old coot last night. Took the Raging Girlfriend down to meet him at the inn he and Recondo32 were staying. Had a pleasant conversation, drank a few beers, and had a good time all in all.

However, in the few hours we were chatting the Raging Girlfriend managed to re-aquire her Southern accent. She had lived in Texas many years ago, and the accent still pops up whenever she's around someone else from the South or Southwest.

She also managed to re-aquire a few euphamisms as well. It was raining when we woke up this morning, and the first words out of her mouth were "Dear g-d, it's pissin' poodles out there!"

Thanks Rob.

More Capitalism

Hey there, everybody! You might remember this post where I complained about the shortage of funds in the Raging Household. I thought I might clarify it a bit.

I'm not broke because of bad luck. I'm not broke because God doesn't love my anymore. I'm broke because I'm doing an assload of things all at one time.

I've got two weddings to go to this year, (there goes $$$$$$$ for plane tickets and travel expenses!) and it was MY decision to go. I've been slowing amassing gifts for family members (and when your dad lets slip his long-standing desire for a repeating rifle in 30-30, you DO NOT SKIMP ON QUALITY!) and so on and so forth. So I wanted to thank all of you who wrote or commented about tips jars and the like, but since I'm broke of my own voalition, I really don't want to take anyone else's money. My choices, my responsibilities.

Besides, it's so much more fun to earn it! Capitalism strikes again!

So, if ya wanna help out, here's what you do - You pick one of the two stickers below to be printed. They both mean the same thing, one is just a longer version. I'll get the winning sticker sent to the printers, where I'll wait for another month and a half, banging my head on my keyboard until they get here.

(great prices from that place, but the turnaround time sucks unless you buy thousands of stickers, which I don't). Anyways, here they are!

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - If you wish peace, prepare for War

And the slightly longer version: Qui Desiridat Pacem, Preperat Bellum - He who wishes for peace, let him prepare for war.

Any suggestions are also welcomed. These will be 8.5 inches by 1.38 inches, fairly long and thin. Let me know which one you like.

I love capitalism!

UPDATE: Bruce suggests an easier to read at a distance font. Bruce, I aim to please!

Albany Mosque Raided In Terror Plot Sting

Busted in Albany.

And John Kerry says: "I'd not make my middle class tax cuts if we were at war."

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Open Records in Cleveland

Creepy stuff follows.

"'Less than a week after the Cleveland Plain Dealer published Bill Singleton's name among a list of people who have chosen to obtain a license to bear arms for self-defense, Mr. Singleton is dead. When three robbers came to Singleton's business Tuesday morning - they allegedly shot before Singleton had time to react to their demands.' "

In amongst the politics and ravings...'s something funny.

This is nasty


John Kerry for President? You Must Be Joking




A big endorsement for Moore!

That's right folks, the Fat Fuck From Flint is getting an endorsement from a world leader!

Fidel Castro.

I can't say I'm surprised. However, when a tin-pot dictator known for killing people who speak out against him calls your film "A work of love for humanity.", I would suggest that you're not reaching the people you want to.

Or maybe Moore is.

Another Rant I Wish I'd Written

But what do you expect from a blog called "Cold Fury?

You want a little taste?

“You show endless repeats of that panty-on-the-head video because it’s awful and Americans have a right to know the whole truth, but atrocities committed by our enemies are carefully hidden away. Hell, you won’t even show footage of 9/11 anymore because Americans might actually remember it and wonder who the hell’s side you’re on in the first place. Shit, you people don’t even have the stones to show videos of Islamist whackjob imams calling for our destruction at wholesale rates in mosques all over the world. But if Falwell offered Muslims the choice between conversion or violent death you’d be all over it with both feet—and you’d blame Bush for the fact that Falwell was nuts.

“You complain about divisiveness and uncivil discourse, but Bush is a Nazi and all Republicans are extremist right-wing religious maniacs. You call Dick Cheney Bush’s “hitman” but Howard Dean is just a reasonable Democrat floating interesting ideas about terror alerts. Israelis are genocidal monsters for building a security fence to keep murderers from their midst, but the Palestinian killers they’re trying to thwart are ‘militants.’ Terrorists in Iraq trying to kill not only our servicemen and women but any civilians they can get within machete’s reach of are ‘gunmen’ or ‘extremists’—when a handful of you aren’t gushing outright about how they’re no different from George Washington. Who owned slaves, let’s never forget, the dirty terrorist.

Memo to the Republican Party - Get Mike to write some speechs for Rumsfeld or Ridge. And I mean like YESTERDAY!


I'm in a foul mood, folks. And I mean a REALLY foul mood. Just to warn you, I may be in a foul mood until the end of October. It's that foul. It's "so pissed off that lightbulbs pop as I walk past" kinda angry, OK?

Why, you ask? Let me $&^*#@% tell you why.

John Olerud just signed with the DAMN YANKEES!

I'm so pissed off at the Mariners right now I might just stop watching their games. Dropping Big Rude off the roster was the worst fucking possible move they could have made. What was their excuse? "Oh, he has a .245 batting average!" AND?!?!?! Let's take a look at the rest of your roster, shall we? Of all the people on that list, I only see ONE person above .300 (Ichiro), and only THREE people who are even close! And of those three people who are close ONLY ONE OF THEM IS A REGULAR STARTER!

So you drop Big Rude because of his batting average, and yet Edgar Martinez is only a few points higher, but he can't run, can't play any position, and can't hit anymore! You keep the old guy with no legs, but you let go a player who sucks up any baseball that comes within six feet of him? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING, YOU BUMBLING MORONS????? I'm still not convinced that John Olerud doesn't have his own gravitational field, because he makes catches at first base that any other player in the game can only DREAM of! Yeah, how's that infield doing now, Bill Bavasi? How the fuck is it doing now that you dumped the anchor? How many balls got thrown away because the newest schmuck to play first base CAN'T FUCKING CATCH? How many more errors do you have now? WAY TOO MANY, but you don't give a shit do you?

Grrrrrrrrrrr! And the worst part is, I won't be able to root against the Yankees this fall. Because Olerud deserves another ring. He's the best damn defensive first baseman in the American Leagues, and Seattle gave him the shitty end of the stick. Big Rude deserved much better treatment than what the Mariners gave him. His batting average might not have been what it was two years ago, but without him at first, our infield is flat out sucking like a ten dollar whore on payday.

So expect me to be pissed off this fall.

Dear god, please let the NFL season start soon.

Linky Love

Just some links I found around the web that I wanted to share.

First - WHAT. THE. HELL?

Texas cops thought they'd made a major drug bust when they raided a home northwest of Houston last Tuesday. After all, it looked like there were huge marijuana plants growing in the front yard.

"All of a sudden, they burst in with their guns loaded, pointing at me, screaming, 'Get on the floor! Get on the floor!'" northwest Harris County resident Blair Davis told KHOU-TV.

It turns out the tall plants with the narrow leaves arranged in a fan pattern weren't pot plants at all, but specimens of Texas Star hibiscus, which Davis grows for his landscaping business.

How in the name of all that is holy can a LAW ENFORCEMENT DRUG TASK FORCE mistake a LANDSCAPING PLANT with MARIJUANA?!?!?!?! The two are barely similar looking! What kind of fucked-up crap are they doing down in Texas, folks? If this is the sort of work that is normal for the Houston police, I think they should all either be fired or sent to remedial class! And the chief should have his balls cut off for allowing such an ignorant group of morons to be cops!

Don't believe me? Here's a webpage on the Texas Star Hibiscus. It has pictures. Take a good look. Does that look like dope to you?

If someone tried to tell me that was marijuana, I'd laugh at them. In my basic drug and alcohol detention class we learned what crap looked like. Has the city of Houston neglected to send their officers to this very basic 40 hour course? I guess they have. Grrrrrrrrrr... thanks for giving cops yet ANOTHER bad name, you stupid fuckweasels!

In other news, it looks like the feds are revamping their food pyramid in order to make us all healthier.

Oh joy.

How's this for an idea: STAY THE HELL OUT OF OUR LIVES! The only thing you should put out is this very simple fact - if you eat more calories than you use up in a day, YOU'LL GET FAT! The government shouldn't be telling me what to eat! The government shouldn't be telling anyone what their "optimum" weight is! I haven't been at my optimum weight since 1997, and yet I'm not fat! My body fat percentage hovers between 15% and 18%. (The Army's maximum allowance for my age and highth is 24%, just to give you a point of reference.) On the goverment's body mass index, MICHAEL JORDAN WOULD BE OVERWEIGHT!

Fuck the government, and fuck the idiotic shit-licking beurocratic parasites who make this crap up to justify sucking their paycheck from the public coffers! Grrrr!

One last thing - In reference to the state of Missouri passing a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage: This guy gets it.

The supporters of gay marriage had to push., and now they are getting pushed back. There was no reason for the Mayor of San Francisco to suddenly decide that the State law banning gay marriage was illegal and being issuing licenses. There was no reason for the County Commissioners in Multnomah and Benton Counties in Oregon to do the same. It was a push. It was the embodiment of that silly protest chant. "What do we want? (fill in the blanks) When do we want it? Now! Evidently the chanting broke something in the reasoning department of the gay marriage supporters thinking.

Rather than seeking to persuade, they sought to impose. Rather than having it now, they have delayed the day when they achieve it.
(emphasis mine)


Tuesday, August 03, 2004


Lance Armstrong stripped of his Tour de France title ! !

Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is reportedly being stripped of his record sixth Tour de France victory. In a random check of his hotel room, race authorities found three substances that have been officially banned by the French: toothpaste, deodorant, and soap.

Will whomever has...

...Jimmy Carter Nobel award please return it. Or burn it, whatever.

I noted this excerpt: "It said communist North Korea had acquired the know-how during the 1990s...".

The Presidents Clinton were busy with Microsoft, Bosnia, and the Marlboro Man while North Korea built a ballistic missile submarine. Goddamnit.

Kill the IRS??? HELL YEAH!

I've been chewing on this bit of news for a while, giving it the "48 hour" rule. (Wait 48 hours after the news hits - if it doesn't change, it's probably true). Technically, it's only been 24 hours, but the news doesn't seem to be shifting at all.

I'm still thinking it over. Not in the way of "Gee, is this a good idea", but more in the way of "Once we kill all the IRS employees, what will we do with the building?"

In all seriousness, I can't think of any reason not to abolish the Federal Income Tax. What I'm worried about is that some fucknozzle socialist in Congress will impliment something worse. Look to Europe for examples.

I say scrap the income tax, and institute a flat sales tax on new items. That way, any money put into savings or retirement accounts isn't taxed. Money invested isn't taxed. And when people pay their taxes (when they buy things) they'll be forced to recognise just how much Uncle Sam is taking.

For a more in depth look at things, I give you the one and only Francis Porretto: A New Hope and Counsels of Despair.


Someone using Yahoo! actually surfed to a one year old 4RWWs post called "Tumult at the Beach" today.

Imagine someone some surfing for Wind Powered Turbine + John Kerry and finding us.


Beaten about the Head and Shoulders

I loved Gregg Easterbrook when he was writing for ESPN. He never pulled any punches, and he reviled both political parties with an almost inhuman glee. Reading his pieces was a highlight of every Tuesday.

Now that he's writing for The New Republic, he still rips into people like no one else.

In the new Atlantic Monthly, Eric Alterman notes that Laurie David, wife of Larry David--among Hollywood's wealth elite owing to "Seinfeld" royalties--has become an influential environmental crusader, but herself travels in chartered Gulfstream jets. Laurie David has organized numerous celebrity save-the-environment events and "reviles the owners of SUVs as terrorist enablers, yet gives herself a pass when it comes to chartering one of the most wasteful uses of fossil-based fuels imaginable," a private jet, Alterman writes. I did a few quick calculations. The mid-sized Gulfstream G200 model can carry about 2,100 gallons of jet fuel, which is made from petroleum, and would burn around 1,200 to 1,500 gallons flying from New York to Los Angeles, depending on wind speed and how many passengers were aboard. A Hummer driven 15,000 miles, the average put on a car per year, would burn around 1,250 gallons of gasoline. So for Laurie David to take one cross-country flight in a Gulfstream is the same, in terms of Persian-Gulf dependence and greenhouse-gas emissions, as if she drove a Hummer for an entire year. But then, conservation is what other people should do.

Ouch. RTWT.

Heinz Kerry: Four More Years of 'Hell' if Bush Wins

I like the part where she proclaims "Three More Months!!!".

No one told her inaugurations happen in January. I am beginning to think that Turaysuh just ain't very bright.

Good news from Iraq

This is long, long, LONG. If you can, peep it all. If you must, skim it.

But be advised: herein lies a lot of stuff NO ONE ELSE is reporting. You really MUST click the link and take a look.

We'd be witnessing the birth of an Arab Democracy, if only our media would show it to us.


I don't know how he did it, but Noel of Sharp Knife managed to fisk quite a bit of John Fonda Kerry's acceptance speech. I couldn't have done it without vomiting continuously for hours.

Noel, you're a better man than I am, or at least you don't have as strong a gag reflex.

John Fonda Kerry, fisked, a two part act.

Part One.

Part Two.


How To Spot a Rich Man


This one deserves a peek as well.

Monday, August 02, 2004


Flush the Johns!

.: DANEgerus Weblog :.

Scroll, scroll, scroll and look at the pics, pics, pics.


Great stuff.

This is why I love blogs

Never would have heard of this otherwise, and never would have been able to let loose a half day of steam at some poor Customer Service rep otherwise.
Subway™ has now committed commercial seppuku with their latest ad campaign in their German franchises, consisting of a tray liner promoting the "movie" Super-Size Me! along with a crude drawing of an obscenely obese Statue of Liberty holding an order of fries and a hamburger.

Oh, and the headline (in German) is to DIE for (in a corporate sense):

"Why are the Amis so fat?"
Follow the link.

Send 'em a note.

Keep it civil.

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler


This sort of thing is the reason I refuse to be a registered Republican.

The Alabama state legislature has once again voted to outlaw the sale of devises used for sexual stimulation or gratification.

Are you kidding me? Is this REALLY what the government needs to be dealing with? Hell no!

To my friends in Boston

The Red Sox traded away "Mr. Boston".


If Boston doesn't win the World Series this year, I want to see Mr. Theo Epstein walking out of his office with all his crap in a cardboard box! Sure, let's keep the whiny left-fielder who flirted with the Yankees. Let's keep the tempermental ace who may or may not show up at next year's training camp. Let's get rid of the five time All-Star who loves Boston and wanted to stay!

It's almost as sad as what happened to my Mariners! (By the way, John, if you do sign with the Yankees, I'll forgive you.)

Ug. At least the Seahawks start their training camp this week. I have something to look forward to.

The Bounceless Convention

What happens when you mouth a speech that promises reduced deficits, but gives no specifics, that promises improvement in Iraq, but gives no specifics, that promises univeral access to health care, but gives no specifics?

Nothing, apparently.

Squashing of Dissent

Colin McNickle has recieved death threats. That vaunted Liberal Tolerance is a'wanin'.


"The Democrats Take on the Latest Terror Alert"

Frickin' Bush. He knew about 9/11, BUT DIDN'T TELL ANYONE! Sonofabitch!

Now he hears about threats against NYC and DC, and he tells us.

The Left: "I am concerned that every time something happens that's not good for President Bush, he plays this trump card, which is terrorism."

Howard Dean.

What a sordid and despicable human being.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

His Record on Defense is Offensive

Just a little update on John Fonda Kerry's voting records in regards to National Defense. Just so we're all on the same page, here are many of the things he voted against.

When first running for his Senate seat in 1984, Kerry explained carefully that he was firmly against such mainstays of the defense establishment as the B-1 bomber, B-2 stealth bomber, AH-64 Apache helicopter, Patriot missile, the F-15, F-14A and F-14D jets, the AV-8B Harrier jet, the Aegis air-defense cruiser, and the Trident missile system.

He also ran on a platform of cutting back on the M1 Abrams tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Tomahawk cruise missile, and the F-16

Now that we're all up to speed, let's see what else people have found in the Public Records:

In 1991 Kerry voted to cut defense spending by 2 percent. Only 21 other senators voted with Kerry, and the defense cut was defeated.

In 1991, Kerry voted to cut over $3 billion from defense and shift the funds to social programs. Only 27 senators joined Kerry in voting for the defense cut.

In 1992, Kerry voted to cut $6 billion from defense. Republicans and Democrats alike successfully blocked this attempt to cut defense spending.

In 1993, Kerry voted against increased defense spending for a military pay raise.

In 1993, Kerry introduced a plan to cut the number Of Navy submarines and their crews; reduce tactical fighter wings in the Air Force; terminate the Navy’s coastal mine-hunting ship program; force the retirement of 60,000 members of the armed forces in one year; and reduce the number of light infantry units in the Army down to one. The plan was DOA.

In 1995, Kerry voted to freeze defense spending for seven years, cutting over $34 billion from defense. Only 27 other senators voted with Kerry.

In 1996, Kerry introduced a bill to cut Defense Department funding by $6.5 billion. Kerry’s bill had no co-sponsors and never came to a floor vote.

In 1996, Kerry voted yes on a fiscal 1996 budget resolution – a defense freeze that would have frozen defense spending for the next seven years and transferred the $34.8 billion in savings to education and job training. The resolution was rejected 28-71.

And yet he wants us to trust him with our National Defense? No thanks. The idea of our military being reduces to feel-good programs and naked men with sticks just kinda bothers me, ya know?

If you think Clinton killed the military, then the thought of a Kerry presidency should scare you shitless.

Hat tip: Cold Fury

Nice "Lunch" There, John!

Dave let us know in the comments to this thread that the so called "lunch" that the two Johns had at a Wendy's Restaurant in Newburgh was even more of a shameless photo op than I first suspected.

A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikola’s Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 five-star lunches to go that would be picked up at noon Friday. Management at the restaurant, which is operated by CIA graduate chef Michael Dederick, was told the meals would be for the Kerry and Edwards families and actor Ben Affleck who was with them on the tour.

The gourmet meals to go included shrimp vindallo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken, and steak salad. The meals came to about $200.

Real "Man of the People" there, John.

And I can't tell from the article, but it looks like Kerry and his crew stiffed another restaurant all together.

The entourage had also expected to stop at the Alexis Diner at Route 9W and North Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh. In fact, the Kerry advance team had ordered 125 lunches for the team and supporters. Their buses drove right by the diner on I-84 and proceeded straight to Wendy’s.

Now, even if the Kerry team paid for those lunches, it takes up time and effort to whip out 125 lunches, only to have to toss them away.

Yeah, REAL "Man of the People" there. I can't wait to see what he does for an encore.

More revealing quotes

About John Fonda Kerry

(July 30th)John Kerry said Friday he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts rather than an international tribunal to ensure the "fastest, surest route" to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is president.

Put him on trial? I thought that just killing him would be the proper response. But maybe I'm too "simplistic". I mean, OBL has only admitted and bragged about being the head of Al-Qaeda, masterminding the 9-11 hijackings, and is a known terrorist. But gee, let's put him on trial. That's assuming he isn't currently a smear on a cave wall in Tora-Bora. And what do you expect from a man who says crap like this:

Let there be no mistake: I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response.

That one quote says it all. Rather than prevent an attack by taking out terrorists whenever possible, John Fonda Kerry will sit back and let an attack happen before he'll actually do something about it.

That is the Democrat philosophy. That is their forign policy in a nutshell. Only do something AFTER thousands of Americans (or more, g-d forbid) have died. Don't do anything till then, because we wouldn't want to provoke the American hating genocidal madmen who have already declared war on us!

With all the problems I have with Bush, there's a simple reason why I will be voting for him. He wants to protect Americans. He believes in STOPPING any attacks from happening, before American lives are lost.

John Fonda Kerry will sit back and wait for the blow before he does anything. And he just admitted to it.

Many thanks to Cold Fury, LGF and Capitalist Lion.