Saturday, October 16, 2004

Brit Journalists Trying to Interfere in American Election

So the basic gist of the story is that a second rate little fishwrapper called The Guardian is giving Brits the names and email addresses of voters in Ohio so the Brits can email the Ohioans and tell them how suckie President Bush. It is covered quite well here: Tim Blair: OPERATION GUARDIAN GUERRILLA UPDATE.

The coolest part is where some guy in the comments at Blair's place puts a whole shitload of addresses at the Guardian together so if you wish you can grab 'em all and paste 'em into the To: spot on your email and then ask 'em to pass the steak and kidney pie.

That's here.

Friday, October 15, 2004

He is Risen, Indeed - Randy Bish Editorial Cartoons

Stupid stupid stupid!

I am thinking that it doesn't get a lot dumber than this.

NASA's Genesis space capsule crashed in the Utah desert last month because a critical piece of equipment that was supposed to trigger the release of two parachutes apparently was installed backward, space-agency officials said Thursday.

The finding, if verified, would be a blow to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its major contractor on the $264 million Genesis mission, Lockheed Martin Corp., which also was involved in the 1999 loss of NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter because of a mix-up between English and metric units.


Faulty installation doomed Genesis

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Bush was wearing a radio receiver at the debate!

And he has had a stroke.

Or he might have Bells' Palsy.

The Left Hath Spoken.

Democrat attempt at censorship fails

George W. Bush is Hitler incarnate. Our Constitution is evaporating and The Republicans are turning the country into a police state...

Or so Democrats would have you believe. Yet, for some reason, it's these Democrats who have been trying to use the government to censor their political opponents. The latest attempt has come with the Democratic party trying to block The Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan to run the program, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," two weeks before the Nov. 2 election. Thankfully, they have failed. The FCC is not going to intervene. (Needless to say, my VCR will be running when that baby comes on).

Freedom of speech won this round. But will it win the next round? What happens if the next FCC chairman is more sympathetic to Democratic causes? This example, (as if you needed any more), illustrates how much Liberals hate freedom when it applies to anybody but themselves. Republicans made no attempt to use the government to silence Michael Moore or The Conservative defense to the Moonbat Movement has been to debunk their saliva-spewing, purple-faced, quivering-with-anger, foaming-at-the-mouth ravings with facts, and then publicize them via talk radio and blog sites like this. The Democrat response has been to hope for mainstream media silence, then smear the attackers, then try to censor.

Click here for the AP story on yahoo.

About that assault weapons ban...

Got an email from Rexbolious last night. Peep it (Rex's comments are in red):

As I sat there listening to the litany of BS that spews from the liberal mind and mouth, I realized John Fonda Kerry had proven the anti-gun control side of the assault weapons ban argument. And I quote: "I was hunting in Iowa last year with a sheriff from one of the counties there, (OK Johnny boy, yer hunting LAST YEAR) and he pointed to a house in back of us, and said, "See the house over? We just did a drug bust a week earlier, and the guy we arrested had an AK-47 lying on the bed right beside him. (I fall off the couch laughing). Because of the president's decision today, law enforcement officers will walk into a place that will be more dangerous. Terrorists can now come into America and go to a gun show and, without even a background check, (Who background checked the guy with the AK on his pillow like some school girl's stuffed animal) buy an assault weapon today."

See what Rex is getting at? How can John Kerry blame the President for putting law enforecment people at risk by not pushing the assault weapons ban when while the ban was in place some drug dealer in Arkansas, ummmm, got an "assault weapon"???

Student Suspended Over Civil War Weapon


Joshua Phelps had been at a re-enactment with his Civil War costume, including a musket last week. He threw the uniform and equipment into his truck and forgot about it. Yesterday a security guard at the Pine Bush High School saw it and called police.
Not a very good story by the AP. They say "car" and then they say "truck". Which one was it?

And if it was in his "car trunk", how did security see it?

Also, will a replica musket fire a projectile?

Yahoo! News

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

My Favorite Debate Quotes

John Kerry:

"The fact is that we now have people from the Middle East, allegedly, coming across the border.
The fact is....allegedly...

John Kerry:

"And we're not doing what we ought to do in terms of the technology. We have iris-identification technology. We have thumbprint, fingerprint technology today. We can know who the people are, that they're really the people they say they are when the cross the border."

I love the retina scan at the border idea. It's a good one!

And lastly, John Kerry:

"The second thing we need is to crack down on illegal hiring. It's against the law in the United States to hire people illegally, and we ought to be enforcing that law properly."

What a dweeb!

Another scandal for the media?

Did you know that the SEC is investigating newspapers for information on their circulation practices? It seems a few other major newspapers, like The Dallas Morning News and the Chicago Sun Times, got busted ripping off advertisers by overstating their circulation. I wouldn't be surprised if the SEC uncovers more.

S.E.C. Inquiry on Circulation at Newspapers Said to Widen


More than half a dozen newspaper companies have received letters from the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking information about their circulation practices as part of an inquiry prompted by disclosures of inflated sales at other chains, people involved in the inquiry said yesterday.

Among the companies that have received requests for documents from the commission over the last two months are Dow Jones, Gannett, Knight Ridder, McClatchy, The New York Times Company and the Washington Post Company, these people said. Representatives of those companies declined to comment yesterday, as did a spokesman for the S.E.C.

One organization that did confirm that it had been contacted by the S.E.C. was the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which collects and monitors circulation data for newspapers and magazines.

One person involved in the inquiry emphasized that none of the companies contacted were considered to have done anything wrong or to be a target. Instead, the commission was seeking, at least initially, to mount a fact-finding effort on behalf of investors who use circulation figures as one measure of the relative health of publicly held newspaper companies. Such figures are also used to set advertising rates.

Confidence in the accuracy of those figures has been shaken in recent months, after Newsday, Hoy, The Dallas Morning News and The Chicago Sun-Times revealed that they had overstated their circulations by tens of thousands of copies each day. The parent companies of these papers have since set aside more than $130 million to reimburse advertisers.

When Tribune announced in June that the circulations of Newsday and the Spanish-language paper Hoy were inflated, the company said it was cooperating with an S.E.C. inquiry. A spokesman for the Belo Corporation, which owns The Morning News, said yesterday that it, too, had received a request for information from the commission.

Hollinger International, which owns The Sun-Times, entered into a consent decree with the commission in January, nearly half a year before it disclosed its circulation irregularities, as part of an investigation into several hundred million dollars in disputed payments to executives.

But with its letters to the other companies, the commission is apparently casting a wider net to gauge whether the practices acknowledged by Tribune, Belo and Hollinger are widespread.

"We received under confidential terms from the S.E.C. a letter saying the S.E.C. was reviewing industry practices on circulation,'' said one newspaper executive, who insisted on anonymity. "We think others received that letter. It stated very clearly we were not a target and was not intended to suggest any wrongdoing. At the same time, it is confidential.''

For the newspaper industry, which has struggled for years with stagnant readership levels, the S.E.C.'s scrutiny has the potential to undermine further the confidence of advertisers and investors, who have driven down the stock prices of several newspaper companies in recent months. But should the commission's inquiry find that the practices of Newsday, Hoy, The Sun-Times and The Morning News were anomalies, the industry might be able to put the circulation scandal behind it.

The efforts by the S.E.C.'s enforcement division to get a fix on the circulation practices of publicly held newspaper companies are in keeping with the commission's stepped-up scrutiny in recent years of other industries' accounting practices. Last year, for example, the commission sent out letters to food suppliers to determine whether an accounting scandal at the Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold was a symptom of more systemic problems involved marketing and promotional practices within the supermarket industry.

Those informed of the questions that the commission has been asking of newspaper companies said that they related to the specific practices acknowledged by Newsday, The Sun-Times and The Morning News.

In July, for example, a team of four Newsday reporters found that the paper, which is based in Melville, N.Y., had long increased its readership numbers by delivering free (and at times unsolicited) papers to homes, which the company then counted as paid.

Last month, Belo reported the results of an independent investigation that found that senior managers at The Morning News pressured their subordinates to achieve ambitious increases in readership and dangled trips and cash before outside contractors as inducements to refrain from returning unsold copies of the paper, thus giving the appearance they had been sold.

And Hollinger International said last week that it had uncovered numerous schemes by former managers that were intended to hide returns of The Sun-Times, including payments to distributors similar to those made at The Morning News

Great moments in Public Education

Londonberry High School student Blake Douglass's picture has been banned from the yearbook. How come? Because he has a shotgun over his shoulder.


More Liberal Racism

The meltdown of the Angry Left that we have been witnessing is unbelievable, isn't it?

(PS: You know what that little "NYTS" at the bottom means? It stands for "New York Times Syndicate")

Wanted: Wacko

Okay. I have posted this before, then got tied up in business and never followed through.

What a louse I am.

Raging Dave, as you all know, is embarking on a new adventure in his life. His ability to blog will be questionable at best for the four months starting January. We'll need another Wacko.

Are you a candidate? Do you know anyone who would be?

Email me, or leave a comment. This time the louse will follow through.

Honest injun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Voter Fraud in Colorado

Read the story, and watch the video. Astounding.

Nobel laureate calls for steeper tax cuts in US


Edward Prescott, who picked up the Nobel Prize for Economics, said President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s tax rate cuts were "pretty small" and should have been bigger.

How could someone so smart agree with someone so dumb????

Yahoo! News


Do you read it at all?

I have been working out a lot lately, down from 255 in August to 232 today, still probably 15 pounds over but no longer "obese" (technically-speaking, I was).

When I visit the gym, I typically go with the Stairmaster, since it is low impact and high cardio. That's what I need.

And, no, that's not me on the right...

Since when one uses a star climber one is typically stationary, I take stuff to read. My favorite source for "stuff to read", for the thirty or so pages I can get through in 550 calories, is Front Page Magazine Online.

Ever been there?

Here's a sampling:

It is certainly true that during a two year period Halliburton’s revenue from Defense Department contracts doubled. However, that increase in revenue occurred from 1998 to 2000 - during the Clinton administration. The Facts on Halliburton by Michael P. Tremoglie

Bus 19
In advance of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement, the remains of a civilian passenger bus bombed by terrorists in Israel this year will be publicly displayed on Duke University campus this week by Chabad, a Jewish campus organization. Israeli Suicide Bus on Display at Duke

Al-Qaeda's "Boogie to Baghdad"
In February 1999, according to the report, the CIA wanted to conduct U-2 surveillance missions over bin Laden’s camps in Afghanistan. But Clarke worried that doing so might scare bin Laden into leaving the country — and going to Iraq.

If that happened, the report says, Clarke feared that bin Laden’s “entire network would be at Saddam Hussein’s service” and the United States would never be able to find him.
Quoting Richard Clarke

Media Bias
Their modus operandi is calling conservatives: racists, bigots, hate-mongers, warmongers, Nazis, trigger-happy cowboys, gun nuts, psychos, despoilers of the environment and political Ebenezer Scrooges rubbing their bony hands together in greedy glee as widows and orphans starve in the streets simply to boost the profits of their junk bonds.

Consider a few great moments of liberal civility...
The Slander of Ann Coulter is a solid resource for Conservative thought.

Airport Update

Woman, fiance, and baby drive 15 hours, San Diego to Denver, after airport screeners demand to fondle her breasts.

Random Thoughts and neuron firings.

First of all....

Other than the conservative blogosphere, have you heard much about the Australian elections? I didn't think so. My two local fishwraps had tiny blurbs that basically stated "John Howard won." Now I know that many American news outlets tend towards American-centric news, but considering that Howard won by a large margin, and that this election had massive connotations about how Australia interacts with the rest of the world and America in particular, you would think that the press would give it a little more weight. Tim Blair has been all over it. This is much bigger news than the American mass media would have you believe, and has connotations that will effect Iraq, Afghanistan, and the continuing war on terror.

John Kerry said he wants to get terrorism back to simply being a "nuisance".

Excuse me?

I don't think there has been a statement John Fonda Kerry made that more clearly shows that he is unfit to be president. Talk about September 10th style of thinking! Tell me John, was terrorism a "nuisance" when they only blew up the BASEMENT of the World Trade Center? Was terrorism only a "nuisance" when they blew up the USS Cole? Was terrorism only a "nuisance" when they were attacking US embassies in Africa, or the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia?

John Fonda Kerry obviously has no problem with being killed slowly, a death by a thousand suicide bombs rather than one big mushroom cloud. There's a bigger problem with that thinking; allowing terrorist to remain a "nuisance" gives them the opportunity to build that nuke, or that bio-weapon, and all of a sudden the many little deaths are followed by the big attack.

Just like on September 11th. Terrorism was only a "nuisance" until they flew planes into New York City, into landmarks of our country, and ended the lives of three thousand people, hurting thousands more. How many lives were changed that day? How many children lost their parents? How many people lost their spouses, how many people came home to an empty house because terrorism had been allowed to exist as a simple "nuisance"?

In one interview, John Fonda Kerry demonstrated that he is unfit to be in charge of this country. I only hope that enough people heard that comment.

Gratuitous commercial announcment: Ammo Day is coming. Kim is asking everyone to buy at least 100 rounds of their favorite ammo on November 19th, to send a message to any gun grabbing congresscritters. The effect of billions of rounds of ammo being bought on the same day does have a large effect, as well as supports your local gun shops/ammo dealers. If you don't own a gun, why not buy 100 rounds for a friend who does? Besides, you know you're going to use it eventually!

And who wouldn't want to roll into their favorite ammo shop with their brand spanking new Molon Labe sticker on their vehicle? I know most people who read my stuff here already have one, but let your gun owning friends know about them.

And admit it, "Molon Labe" sounds a hell of a lot better than "From my cold, dead hands". Because the latter phrase implies that you're dead. And I don't know about you, but I'd rather be alive and flipping the bird at the gun grabbers, screaming "Come and get them!" than dead. Maybe that's just me.

And lastly, this will be me final post for a couple of weeks. I'm going on vacation, a well deserved break. I think that I've been burning the candle at both ends for a bit too long, and my heath kinda took a downward turn at the end of it all. I'm still coughing a bit, but for the most part I'm healthy again, and I'd like to make sure that I stay that way. So, I'm getting in my truck and heading east. I'll be in Idaho for a week, and then I'll be heading to Montana, then maybe South and West for a while. After Idaho, I'm just going to throw a dart at a map and go where ever I hit. I'll take the backroads to get there, and relax. Me, the dog, and .... well, not the girlfriend.

You see, the Raging Girlfriend and I have figured out that our situation just wasn't working out. We both agreed that the current life was just not working for us, and we needed a change. I had a wondeful time dating her for over three years, but we both needed something more.

That's why on Sunday, October 17th, the Raging Girlfriend will become my lawfully wedded wife, and I'll become her lawfully wedded husband, until death do us part.

Yeah, we're getting married. C'mon, you didn't think I was gonna let her get away, did you? The woman flat out rocks! And she gets a kick about of being referred to as the "Raging Wife". We're getting married in Idaho, surrounded by family and friends, in a semi-traditional ceremony. Pictures may be forthcoming, depending on if I feel like it or not.

So when I return in two weeks, I'll be a married man. Hopefully I'll be rested, fit, healthy, and ready to rock and roll. Election time is fast approaching, and when I return I'll be blogging on it with my typical subtlety. Which is to say - none. However, until then I'm not touching a computer once I leave the house. Between getting married and camping with my new wife, I'm going to be a bit .... (ahem) BUSY to be getting online and blogging. (wink wink, nudge nudge, knowwhatImean?)

I'll see you all in two weeks! Tim, TVE, Bayou, keep kicking liberal ass while I'm gone!

Monday, October 11, 2004

Bush's campaign office in Spokane burglarized, vandalized

The Seattle Times

Confirmation Code


That is all.

TerAYzuh Hienz Kerry - Insane, or a GOP plant?

This is just rich (pun intended).

McALLEN, Texas — The wife of presidential candidate John Kerry told a receptive audience in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas that Kerry would seek out all other options before going to war.

"John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil," Teresa Heinz Kerry told about 1,200 supporters at the McAllen Civic Center.

(emphasis mine)

First of all, TerAYzuh, they're NOT boys and girls. They are men and women, who proudly volunteered to join the military.

Second of all, if this war is all about oil, WHY THE HELL IS THE PRICE GOING UP???? Where are the barrels and barrels of sweet life-giving crude that I was promised? I was promised them, wasn't I? If I wasn't then why the hell do I have this sooper-seekrit VRWC card for? Dammit, what good is it being part of some vast conspiracy if I can't have a few barrels of oil to bathe in? My Haitian slave girl is getting bored waiting for that oil to come flowing into my house, you know! Oh yeah, you only THINK we went into Haiti to kick out that worthless turd of a "president", but in reality we needed more cheap labor, and Mexico ain't sending up what it used to! It's all in the VRWC memo dated July 32nd! Use your decoder rings!

In all seriousness, we are the only country who has dealt with oil-producing countries via our military, and then GIVEN THE OIL WELLS BACK TO THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM! This is the same recycled junk from 1991, and the moonbats were smoking crack back then as well! The same hysterical lies, the same overblown bullshit, the same mindless parroting of a debunked meme, the same zombie-like ramblings of an insane dimwit, all redone and regurgitated by idiotic drones who are so stupid that you couldn't by them a clue with Bill Gate's bank account. I don't care if John Fonda Kerry was a sterling example of everything an American should be, he should be disqualified by having such a moronic half-wit of a wife! Anyone who's married to this screeching harridan has to be mentally deficient!

Earlier, Heinz Kerry attended a $1,000-a-head private fund-raiser at the McAllen home of developer Alonzo Cantu. It was not immediately clear how much the event raised.

Speaking at the rally, Heinz Kerry criticized President Bush's working relationships with other nations.

"Diplomacy is not about, 'I'm telling you.' Diplomacy is about, 'what do you think?'" Heinz Kerry said. "If you cannot have respect for the other side, you cannot have diplomacy."

Oh, you mean like telling our allies that they're nothing but "bribed and coerced" slaves? Yeah, real good job on that "respect" there! How about ignoring the PM of Iraq, while your campaign calls him a puppet? Yep, that's some prime Kerry "respect" and diplomacy! How about having your sister go to ANOTHER COUNTRY to try and influence the election there, telling Australians that the war in Iraq is a miserable failure and they should vote against John Howard? More great Kerry diplomacy! (By the way, TerAYzuh, Howard won. That pretty much sums up what the Australians think about you, John-boy, and his sister) Oh, and your top security and foriegn policy advisor, who just happens to be under investigation for felonies regarding theft and destruction of top code word documents, goes to Asia to screw up the current administrations foriegn policy as well! WHAT WONDERFUL DIPLOMACY BY TEAM KERRY! WHAT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE MASSIVE CLUSTERFUCK THEY WOULD RUN AS AN ADMINISTRATION OF THIS COUNTRY!

WHat's next, TerAYzuh? Are you going to take a massive dump on Tony Blair's desk and tell him to get bent? Because that's what you and your walking corpse of a husband have been doing to our allies since day one, all in the name of allowing the most liberal senator of the most corrupt political party America has ever seen in modern history to take the White House!

From whacked-out mottos, unthinking verbal gaffes, mindless parroting of liberal mantras, and insulting slander against our allies, this is NOT the sort of person you want to allow anywhere near the White House. And anyone married to her cannot be too far different.

Just imagine listening to this woman for FOUR YEARS! I'd rather jab a pair of scissors into my temple. It would be less painfull over the long run.

The Council Has Spoken!

This weeks winners in the Watcher of Weasel's Council vote are A Question of Zeitgeist by Alpha Patriot and General Kerry by Citizen Smash - The Indepundit. You can find all the results here.

Tommy Franks Takea a Brickbat to John Jerry

The guts of it:

Terrorist attacks during the Clinton administration went largely unanswered by the U.S., he said.

"I know a commander in chief when I see one and there's only one on the ballot," Franks said. "After September 11th, we were blessed to have a commander in chief who said enough is enough.

"There are two options: to fight them (terrorists) over there or to fight them over here. I'm an over-there-kind-of-guy," he said.
General Franks also offers these thoughts on Iraq:

"I believe they (insurgents) are influenced by what they see in our media," he told The Associated Press. "They see if they blow something up it's front-page news ... (and) the presidential candidates will talk about it.

"After Nov. 2, that dynamic will leave. The problem won't go away, but it'll be diminished ... This will be a long process, but there will come a time when the insurgents have less opportunity to create mischief for us," he said. - You Decide 2004

Despite the partisan media attempt to entomb them...

...the Swift Boat Vets are still out there, still "angry [and] determined to fight Kerry."

So far, they have raised more than $13 million — more than $4 million of which was contributed through their Internet site — and plan to step up their assault on the Democratic presidential candidate in the final weeks of the campaign. They raised an additional $2.5 million over the weekend and plan to spend $5 million more by Election Day.

The weekend shoot produced enough footage for two or three more ads, which the Swiftees plan to run starting Thursday in Pennsylvania and Ohio and in a few heavily military areas of Florida. Campaign analysts say the Swiftees have been highly effective in planting doubts about Mr. Kerry's fitness for office.
Go git 'im, fellas.


I don't make a point of reading Ann Coulter every week. I know some people do. Every time I do read her, I find myself nodding in agreement. Her latest piece, regarding John Edwards, had me doing so.

Kill zone:

"But that light is flickering today," he said. (Or is that the light from the tanning salon?) As evidence of the flickering light of America, Edwards said: "You see it when you sit at your table each night and there's an empty chair because a loved one is serving in Iraq or Afghanistan." How precisely is the Kerry-Edwards team going to "find terrorists where they are and stop them and kill them before they do harm to us" – if no one is going to be away from the dinner table doing the capturing and killing?
Errr, bingo.

Heart Patient Outruns Ambulance Chaser

Sunday, October 10, 2004

New to the blogroll

Curiouser and Curiouser

Day Five

Still sick, although I'm getting a bit better. This has not been the best week of my life. However, I'm still going on vacation Tuesday, even if I have to down more cold medicine than an entire hospital.

Needless to say, I haven't been keeping up on the news much.

I'll have a big post for you before I head on out. Until then, I'm going to drink some tea, wrap up in a blanket and try to get healthy.

Nobel peace laureate claims HIV deliberately created


"Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that.

"Us black people are dying more than any other people in this planet," Ms Maathai told a press conference in Nairobi a day after winning the prize for her work in human rights and reversing deforestation across Africa.

"It's true that there are some people who create agents to wipe out other people. If there were no such people, we could have not have invaded Iraq," she said.
ABC News Online

2004 Electoral Vote Animation

This is quite interesting. It depicts the progression of the likely outcomes of the 2004 election in the fifty states. Today's analysis has Kerry winning. The key states are: Ohio (20 electoral votes), Wisconsin (10), Iowa (7), Minnesota (10), Virginia (13)and Missouri (11).