Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Grieving Father

Unable to attend today's protests, alas.

(thanks to reader Quinn R. for the donated graphic)

Friday, September 23, 2005

Okay this is weird

What happened to Kim DuToit?

Damned if he do...

After President Bush briefed reporters on his intention to visit the area affected by Hurricane Rita as soon as possible, one reporter yelled, "Sir, what good can you do going down to the hurricane zone? Might you get in the way?"
Click and keep reading.

National Review Online

It's Protest Weekend !

Lots of good clickables in this post at Instapundit.

Ditto the Gazette, whose Patrice Cuddy links are fantastic.

What's Taking So Long?

CNN is the choice of stooges.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Yet more Stuck on Stupid

California "moderate" senator joins the looney left. Shocking stuff.
"I cannot in good conscious cast a 'yea' vote. I will cast a 'no' vote," [Senator Feinstein] said.
Mebbe she could do it while unconscious?

This will just make it that much easier to nominate Janice Rogers Brown for O'Connor's spot.

UPDATE: The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted 13-5 to confirm John Roberts to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Senate will vote on Monday.

Storm Donations Found at Official's Home

C'est le bon!

Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday.

Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods.
Storm Donations Found at Official's Home

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

In case you were wondering

My favorite website (besides 4rwws of course... and Danegerus, Captain's Quarters, and Michael Yon... er... and Ace): WuzzaDem. I particularly like this post.

The Battle of New Orleans

This article tells you all you need to know about what went wrong after Katrina and why the 2nd Amendment is so important:
NEW ORLEANS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - After the storm came the carjackers and burglars. Then came the gun battles and the chemical explosions..."The hurricane was a breeze compared with the crime and terror that followed," said Gregg Harris, a psychotherapist who lives in the battered area...Citizens organized armed patrols and checked on the elderly. They slept on their porches with loaded shotguns and bolted awake when intruders stumbled on the aluminum cans they had scattered on the sidewalk.

Gunshots rang out for days, sometimes terrifyingly close.

Telling Un-PC Jokes Earns Soldier Reprimand

At his blog Pass the Brass, Pfc. Heath J. Coleman a.k.a "Sure Fire", a military policeman based at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, often writes humorously, invariably laughing at his own mistakes. His posts, which he says are all true, often end with a message or lesson.

Appearantly, he discovered the hard way that there can be consequences for posting things his commanders don’t approve of. "He was given a list of rules to follow concerning his posting, and SF did fine by sticking to them. So this website has been known to his superiors for quite some time."

This entry from Sure Fire's blog by his brother, Chad, details the worst part of the politically correct war against his brother:

He has been labeled a rascist, a sexist, and an extremist by his fellow soldiers and officers at Bragg. They have gone as far as to call him a disgrace to the United States. Now, I know my little brother is quite a few things, but he is Far from being a disgrace. They have searched his quarters for extremist materials, stripped him of any privilege’s he had, plan to publicly demean him in front of the company. And this is the beginning stage. They have already sought out how to give him a general discharge.

As all of SF’s friends, family, and readers know, SF has a posted some tacky jokes, and off-color humor. Just like most privates or even civilians. He likes to make up weird crazy stories that are obviously phony, all for the sake of being imaginative and funny. We all knew what was true and what wasn’t.

I think everyone who follows SF’s postings knows that SF is NOT a racist, sexist, or even an extremist. Yea, I’ll agree that some things were definetly in bad taste, but I’m guilty of crackin a joke in the same manner.

An entry on the 14th by Chad states that, "things are looking up for him. He can keep the site. He was given an article 15 for some of his Un-PC comments or jokes, and he has to go through and delete those out." And one on the 20th says he has not yet received the artile 15 they threatened to give him so he is getting out "realitively unscathed".

I can completely understand why it is important to monitor the statements made by mil-bloggers to prevent sensitive information from falling into enemy hands. That is a legitimate concern. Preventing them from offering aid and comfort to the enemy would be another. Ensuring that their statements are politically correct is not.

I'f you share these sentiments, you may want to let the officers at Fort Bragg know. Remember to be civil and respectful. Despite the internal conflict transpiring before us, you are still addressing America's finest.

Hat tip to blogger, Pebblepie, who left word of this in our comments.

Also posted at Curiouser and Curiouser.

Cindy Sheehan's Other Son Drowns In New Orleans

It's a parody, and a good one.

Dirty Tricks continue

Two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have resigned after admitting they obtained Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's credit report.

Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), said the two staffers told committee officials in July what they had done. He said the committee began an internal investigation and determined it was an isolated incident.

"The DSCC immediately ensured that Mr. Steele's credit report was not used or disseminated to anyone," Mr. Singer said, "It also reported this incident to the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C."
Steele is black, Republican, and considering running for the United States Senate.

Prepare for jihad.

Democrats got Steele's credit report - The Washington Times

Stuck on Stupid: Quick Download...

...Classic Moment.

Newspapers Slashing Jobs

The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and San Francisco Chronicle have all recently announced staff reductions.

Pigs, Fascists, Stalinists

The Grieving Mother has some kinda friends.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Is this guy a dope or what???

He'd lose an election to Heinrich Himmler at this point. A race against Robert Byrd might ge tighter.

Bars, restaurants and shops had just begun showing signs of life when the mayor suspended the reopening of the city and ordered nearly everyone to leave town again as a new hurricane headed toward the Gulf of Mexico.

The call for another evacuation came after repeated warnings from top federal officials, including President Bush himself, that New Orleans was not safe enough to reopen. Federal officials warned that Tropical Storm Rita _ upgraded to a hurricane Tuesday morning _ could breach the city's weakened levees and swamp New Orleans all over again.


Monday, September 19, 2005

Broussard Hoax Confirmed

Sometimes I wish I had a bigger megaphone, though, admittedly, a lot ot times I just don't have anything to say.

An emotional moment and a misunderstanding - Hurricane Katrina -

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Money Earmarked for Evacuation Redirected

Who'da thunk it?

As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city's Lake Pontchartrain, officials say.