Saturday, January 21, 2006

Kelo aftershocks still goin' on

Dig it, Dave.
Souter joined the majority in ruling New London, Conn., could seize residents' homes to make way for a hotel, convention center, office space and condominiums near Pfizer Inc.'s new research headquarters because it would benefit the public by creating jobs and increasing tax revenues.

A group of Weare residents calling themselves the Committee for the Preservation of Natural Rights already has gathered the 25 signatures required to place the seizure measure on the town ballot in March. Souter, through a spokeswoman for the court, has declined to comment.
That's the way to do it.

The Advocate - Group gathers signatures in support of "Hotel Souter"

UPDATE: Whilst we're talking blowback, Tribune Company owns, among other things, the Los Angeles Times. Peep:

Hard times, eh? Doesn't that just suck???


OK, so......

Bin Laden comes out with a new tape. He's petering off. He used to come out with full DVD box-sets right after September 11th, and now he's down to about one bad VHS tape a year.

But anyways, it seems I was wrong when I said that he was a greasy spot on a cave wall a few years ago. Whattayagonnado? Cancel your subscription? I'll admit I was wrong, you admit that I admitted I was wrong, and we'll all be happy. Well, I won't be happy, because I'm reserving that for when bin Laden gets gangraped by a group of thugs in prison, right before we throw him into Old Sparky and throw the switch. It's not too christian of me, but I get a smile on my face when I think of that.

But anyways, my question to you is this: At this point and time, do you really give a shit about what bin Laden has said, or does this just make you think "We gotta get better guidence systems on those JDAMS."? At this point, the only info that we need from those tapes is anything that can help us pinpoint where he is. So that we can dial in the coordinates to the Tomahawk missle that gets launched at him.

By the way, did anybody notice who we got with that bomb in Pakistan? Abu Khabab al-Masri. The head bomb maker and top dog of Al-Qaeda's WMD program.

Ooops. I guess those "innocent civilians" weren't so innocent after all, eh? As TVE has stated before, if you're inviting Al-Qaeda over to dinner and chanting "Death to America!" then I really don't have too much pity for you when that bomb falls. Innocent civilians my ass. Lemme guess - Tojo and Mussilini were just "misunderstood", right? That who association with Hitler? They just had him over for dinner a few times, that's all!

I just wish they'd drop bigger bombs. We developed the MOAB, let's use the damn thing! "Enjoy your 72 raisins, Muhammad al-Goatfucker!"

Alright. Time for me to get off my ass and go to work. See you all later.

More Kelo Repercussions

To hell with your house, now they want a church:

Since the Supreme Court's controversial Kelo decision last summer, eminent domain has entered a new frontier. It’s not just grandma’s house we have to worry about. Now it’s God’s house, too. “I guess saving souls isn’t as important,” says Reverend Gildon, his voice wry, “as raking in money for politicians to spend.” The town of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has plans to take Centennial Baptist — along with two other churches, several businesses, dozens of small homes, and a school — and replace them with a new “super center,” rumored to include a Home Depot. It’s the kind of stuff that makes tax collectors salivate. It’s also the kind of project that brakes for no one, especially post-Kelo. “I had no idea this could happen in America,” says Reverend Gildon, after spending Monday morning marching in the Sand Springs Martin Luther King Day parade.

It's long past time to push back on the Kelo decision. At this rate, no private property is safe if someone else can built a supercenter on it.

Found at RWN.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Looking through a cracked screen

I had a massive post up. A good rant. A venting of bile and steam that I hadn't done in a while.

And then, for some ungodly reason, It went bye-bye.

So I'm drinking rum and wondering just when to replace my computer, especially since you can see where my knuckles impacted it.

Photoshopping the Revolution

This is old, but i had never seen it before today, until a post about the pigs at Code Pink led me there.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The French Nuclear Option

Another great contribution from Rexbolious:

From the Financial Times comes this little beauty, French Nuclear Retaliation.
“The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using in one way or another weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part,” Chirac said during a visit to a nuclear submarine base in northwestern France.”

First of all this is the French talking and they can puff out their chest all they want. But, I know that nobody is going to believe them. This being from, the same country that was overwhelmed for more than a week by Muslim kids ( islamists, poor, or whatever else you want to classify them as). The same group of idiots that said Hitler was a good guy until he walked in and made them another Nazi Province. They can say whatever they want, to whomever they wish… Can’t say that I am buying it.

Of all the nuclear launch scenarios that have passed through your mind, in your entire life, when has one of them included a nuclear first launch from the French. I would have to say that NEVER, is what travels through you head. As much as I have seen from the French Military in Gulf War I, and in history books as well, useless…gutless…worthless, just don’t seem to cover it.

And they wonder why they are still being targets, even though they have been against the US retaliation since the very beginning of this “War on Terror”. Second thing… This is the French we are talking about!!!

Be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution… Either way, stop flapping your lips when you know that nobody in the entire freaking world believes you mean it. And get the hell out of the way of those that will take action.

Hillary is Right

Hillary is perturbed because the Bush Adnministration has "outsourced" Iran to the limpwrists (my word) in Europe.

I agree with her.

Senator Bayh is taking a similarly hardline stance.

Sure, it's political posturing but I don't care. This is the issue of our day. I'd like nothing better than to see 100 of 100 Senators rattling their sabres at Iran. Let's see if Senator Kennedy can get as redfaced about a closed Straits of Hormuz as he does about No Child Left Behind.

UPDATE: More here. I could drink a whole bottle of bourbon right now and still be sober.

Some Emergency

The International Atomic Energy Agency has called an emergency session for February 2nd. That's two weeks from now.

Some emergency.


A war of extermination.

"Curiouser and Curiouser"

TVE and Rexbolious on Predator Drones and Civilians.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Despite that unexploded missile...

...good news.

All PETA...


In search of plantations

Congressional GOPers should fire back whole hog.

If there are places in America that resemble plantations, with wealthy whites living in relative comfort while scads of black folk wallow in poverty and hopelessness, they are places like Camden, New Jersey, and Detroit, Michigan, America's most dangerous and poorest cities, respectively.

Any guesses as to who has controlled city government in those places for the past forty years?

(That was rhetorical.)

So, Hillary......

How's that race baiting going these days?

At the ceremony, Mrs. Clinton, the junior Democratic senator from New York, said that Democrats were largely responsible for much of the nation's progress in areas like civil rights and women's rights.

But she suggested that things had changed in recent years with the Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, according to a transcript of her remarks.

Mrs. Clinton added that the House has been "run like a plantation" under Republicans. "And you know what I am talking about," she said. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument."

Democrats are responsible for much of the nation's progress in areas like civil rights? Gee, would that be the same Democrats who attempted to filibuster the 1964 Civil Rights Bill? Led by KKK Grand Kleagle Robert Byrd? THOSE Democrats, Hillary? Are there any other crowning achievements by the Dhimmocrats that we need to know about?

And as for her assertion "that the House has been "run like a plantation" under Republicans." Do you mean calling Colin Powell a House Slave because he doesn't think like you do? Do you mean calling Condi Rice a "skeeza" because she doesn't think like you do? Are you talking about calling Michael Steele "Simple Sambo" and putting up pictures of him in blackface because he doesn't think like you do? I agree, Hillary; those kinds of intimidation are horrible and should not be allowed.

And they were all done by Dhimmocrats.

The political party that demands everyone walk in lockstep is the Dhimmocrats. The political party that punishes it's members for having a few different opinions is the Dhimmocrats. The political party that has done more to limit both your civil rights and your constitutional rights is:

The Dhimmocrats.

And to see Hillary pontificating in a church, with Al "Tawana Bradley" Sharpton at his side, makes me want to vomit.

My father has had an opinion on her for years: "She cannot lose the Democratic nomination in '08. She cannot win the presidency."

I hope he's right on the last part.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Follow the Bouncing Bulls**t

OK, so follow along here: If you're Pat Robertson, and you claim that Ariel Sharon had a stroke because God was striking him down for splitting up the Holy Land, then you are officially a raving nutcase.

But what happens if you say:

As we think about rebuilding New Orleans, surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country. Surely he’s not approval (sic) of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also.”

...and you're a black, Democrat mayor? In the most corrupt city in America? In the most corrupt state of America?

Well then, you're just hunky-dory with the worthless hypocritical shitstains known as the Democrat party!

And by the way, if you're a corrupt, black, Democrat mayor, it's also just fine for you to define a city by the color of it's inhabitants.

MAYOR RAY NAGIN: We as black people, it’s time, it’s time for us to come together. It’s time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans and I don’t care what people are saying uptown or wherever they are, this city will be chocolate at the end of the day.

So not only is he corrupt and an idiot (but he's a Democrat, so we already knew that) he's also a bigot! Yay! It's a three-fer! Isn't his speech just perfect for MLK day? "I have a dream, that one day those honkeys will be driven out of my city so that the black race can take over!" Yeah, dig it! Maybe that was the reason he was so incompetent during Hurricane Katrina. How many buses sat while floodwaters slowly covered them? Maybe his plan was to just let the crackers drown. Down with the man! Especially if he's white! Equality for everybody! Fuck you honkeys! Equal rights! New Orleans is chocolate!

I want to vomit.

Howzabout that "Culture of Corruption" anyways?

I wonder, despite Dhimmocrat whining, will there ever be a ten year, 23 million dollar investigation into the corruption of the Bush administration? Because that's what it took to get to the bottom of the Clintons.

Last Independent Counsel Report Set For 'Release'; Focus On Clinton Administration Sun Jan 15 2006 19:35:32 2006

In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million.

The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration.

The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both Texas and Washington, as well as the investigations of a grand jury examining the independent counsel's evidence.

The full report, more than 400 pages, with more than 100 pages of redacted material, hits the street on Thursday morning at 9 am...

When the Dhimmocrats shriek like little schoolgirls about corruption, it's simply a matter of projection.

I don't seem to remember the media making much of a fuss about corruption and cover-ups in the Executive Branch itself. Of course, that was "good corruption," I suppose, just like there are "good leaks."

The Democrats fought to have one entire quarter of the report redacted.

Must have been out of concern for national security. Lot of big military secrets tied up in the Housing and Urban Development Department.

Monday, January 16, 2006

And again

How many people here have been to a military funeral?

The military is big on pomp and ceremony. Some of it seems outdated, and some of it is deadly serious. But a military funeral is one of the most solemn occasions you will ever experience in your life. The rendering of final honors to a fallen soldier will shake the soul of anyone with a fragment of a heart left.

I'm on one of three teams from Puerto Rico who carry out the ceremonies. I rotate from being a pallbearer to a member of the rifle squad, depending on where they need me at the time. But one other ceremony that people in Puerto Rico perform that I haven't seen done anywhere else is receiving the body when it comes into the country, at the airport.

It's a simple ceremony in the grand scheme of things. The pall bearers receive the body from the airplane and escort it (i.e. carry the casket) to the waiting hearse. Sometimes there's no one around but other military personel. Sometimes the family is there.

That's what I'll be doing tonight.

I know I'm far from being the only person who has been part of a funeral ceremony. But seeing as this is a fellow soldier, and there but for the grace of God go I, every time I participate it reaffirms my belief in what we're doing.

Running from Iraq would dishonor the deaths of the people who are coming home one last time. Withdrawl would render their sacrifice null and void, pointless. This is what the Democrats want.

I believe it's my duty to ensure that the Dhimmocrats don't get what they want. Not just for myself, or for my readers, but for the men and women I escort back to their families.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

And yes, the photos I've posted are from ceremonies that I've participated in myself. No, I'm not going to point out which one I am. Those of you who have seen me before will recognize me.

Of Predator Drones and Civilians

From reader and commenter Rexbolious:

As I made my way through the usual pile of MSM drivel, I came across an article on MSNBC. The headline read, "Pakistan Islamic groups decry U.S. after strike - Purported CIA strike missed intended al-Qaida target, killed civilians". Now at First glance, you get the usual 5 paragraphs about the "innocent civilians" getting killed in a Predator Drone strike by the CIA. As well as, the anti-american demonstrations that took place following the bombing. Then comes the truth and the most freaking important part of the damned article. The "innocent civilians" invited Zawahiri to dinner! At this point, you are no longer an innocent civilian. If this was to happen here in the good ol' USA, you would be arrested for aiding and abetting a known felon. But in the world of the Middle East and terrorist haven, you need to duck hellfire missiles and bombs. If you don't want to spend your day hiding from missiles and bombs, don't invite freakin' terrorists to dinner. If you do decide to invite them to dinner, do not be stunned when all your stuff gets blown up and your family ends up in body bags.

The New York Times: Dummies, Liars, or Both?

You Make The Call!