You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. - Robert A. Heinlein -
Saturday, June 02, 2007
The Fall of the Republican Party
But I don't know what's worse - the fact that the GOP is turning into the New Democrats, or the fact that the current Democrats are exponentially worse than anything the GOP could put forth.
Our political choices are either a giant pile of dogshit, or a cesspool filled with even more dogshit. Yay.
Where's that Reset button again?
Friday, June 01, 2007
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'd say this one is worth more than that. As I said at the blog where I found this picture, that kid knows exactly who can and will help him when all hell breaks loose. It's human nature to run to the place or thing that makes you feel safest when you're in danger.
Just keep that in mind as you look at that photo.
And life refuses to stop
Once again, I will be the Rifle Team Leader for a military funeral, this one in Santo Domingo. I don't know if I'll have internet access or not. In Panama, I had about 10 minutes per day, which was enough to check my email and then get off the computer.
I'll be posting during the weekend, but come Monday afternoon I'm on a plane getting ready to give another soldier their final send off. I won't be back until Friday night or Saturday morning.
You know, every now and then I find some leftist anti-war shithead who spouts off some insult that they've kept on hand just to use against conservatives. "Oh, well you don't know what it's like for the families. You've never seen what the families go through. You don't blah blah blah blah blah." Whatever. You know what? I have attended the funerals of many people in the military, and each one of those people I rendered honors to are better than any of the worthless pusbuckets who currently reside on the Left side of the political sphere.
You think I don't know what the family goes through? I guarantee one thing - I have a much firmer grasp on the grief of a military family than 99.999% of the Leftist shitnozzles that shriek and gibber and use the troops as a political weapon. The left hates the military. The Left LOATHES the military with a passion, plain and simple. I don't care what the current Leftist de jour says on any given day, all you have to do is look at their actions and you can see that the Left would just prefer it if the United States Military would just go away and never come back. If it's not John F'ing Kerry calling the troops stupid, it's Rosie the Stupid Fucking Cow calling them terrorists. Or, it's Moonbat Protesters exhorting the troops to shoot their officers. Or it's Hillary Clinton trying to get military uniforms banned from the White House. Or it's Charlie the Corrupt Communist Rangel calling them all poor and uneducated. Or it's Cindy Sheehan calling them a bunch of murdering thugs. Or it's any of the Leftist idiots and morons in Congress cutting the budget, screwing with troop funding, ect., ect., ect., the list keeps going on and on. And the Left as a whole doesn't give a shit if a soldier dies. They. Just. Don't. Care. UNLESS, they can use that soldier's death as a way to score political points. And then it's "Oh, the troops are dying! Don't you care about the troops? You don't care about the troops!" Fuck off, you Leftist zombies. I know who supports the military and who doesn't. I see it every day.
The rest of the military does as well.
Every time I help bury a soldier, I know that I'm giving respect to someone who's worth more than any of the Kos Kid's Petting Zoo. Or all of Glen(s) Greenwald's sock puppets put together, with Andy "Shrieking" Sullivan tossed in for good measure.
Blah. I'm tired, brain dead, and looking forward to laying my head on my pillow tonight.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I don't know what to make of this
I really don't. OK, so I'm in Puerto Rico, but still.... I guess any asshole with a Yahoo account can get a green card.
I'm of two minds. One, if any moron can get a green card, that doesn't say much about our immigration policy, does it? And two, if it's this easy to get a damn green card, then why don't more people do it instead of sneaking over the damn border?!
I'm being sarcastic, of course. But still, I don't know if I'm amused or annoyed by this. Both, I guess.
What a crock of shit. I'll tell you what, the fact that he's a Clintoon crony is enough to ensure that I'll never vote for either of them. Hell, given the chance I won't have a thing to do with them except voting against them. The Clintoons are like herpes - once you have 'em, there's nothing you can do to get rid of them. Only instead of giving you a cold sore, they destroy your economy, tax you to death, steal your firearms and completely wreck the military.
Come to think of it, I'd take cold sores over the Clintoons any day of the week.
Gah. Back to filling out more forms.
SEATTLE — A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.
Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.
"He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day."
I say put him in chains at Westlake Center and let anyone who's been bothered by spam take a whack at him with a bamboo cane. When he passes out, wake him up and let people continue. Don't stop until he's nothing more than a bleeding lump of flesh. Then, let the hospital folks have him for a while, right before he's transported to a high-security prison where he'll rot for the rest of his miserable life.
That would set one hell of an example for other spammers, wouldn't it?
Found at Gunthing.com
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Updating a post
But reading that post again today, I had another thought on top of that - If "Old Blood and Guts" Patton were alive today, does anyone doubt that the Leftists would be howling for his head, or at the very least, his rank?
George S. Patton was antithetical to Leftist thought. And I find it absolutely hilarious that a Leftist would use the movie "Patton" to try and insult me.
TVE - perhaps you could leave some of the more amusing comments up? I don't get a chance to read them at work, and I'd love to see just what they're saying. I can't point and laugh at them if I can't see 'em.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
For the rest of you - expect brief delays when posting before your comments show up in the thread it was posted to.
When Moonbats send email
Now, I've gone over what Momma Moonbat did in the past. She flat out shit on her son's grave, all to advance a political agenda that was contrary to her son's actions. A grieving mother? I have no doubt that she grieved at first, but then she made the choice to use her son's death in the most disgusting ways possible.Raging Dave:Yesterday, I had the chance to watch one of my favorite films, Franklin Schaffner's Patton. George C. Scott takes the stage for an opening monologue, delivered to troops headed for WWII. He acknowledges their fears and the challenges ahead, and then says, "Thirty years from now, when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he asks you, 'What did you do in the great World War II,' you won't have to say, 'Well... I shoveled shit in Louisiana.'"
You, on the other hand, will have to say this, regarding you actions during the war in Iraq: "Well, I shoveled shit on a grieving mother, and in the name of a Jesus-freak fuck-up of a president who wasn't worth the dirt on her feet, nor the dirt shoveled on her son's grave."
Have a nice day, you miserable, gutless prick.
And grasp this concept: Viagra. It will cure what really ails you, and most right-wing idiots, and you won't be so cruel to others once you successfully get laid.
Cindy Sheehan called American troops terrorists.
Cindy Sheehan has called the President of the United States a terrorist.
Cindy Sheehan has done everything in her power to ensure that the US Army is defeated by a bunch of baby raping, woman killing terrorists by undermining that Army, their commanders, their CiC and their mission.
Cindy Sheehan has crapped all over my country, my Army, my brothers in arms, my mission, and my Commander in Chief, and yet Derek Murphy of Rochester NY wants to claim that she's just a "grieving mother".
Horse shit. She's a tool, a political whore, an insane stupid wench who willingly let herself get used by the
So here's a big "Fuck You" to Derek Murphy of Rochester NY. Spare me your platitudes, I already know how people like you support the troops.... and how you remember them. Don't bother to write back, I'll just have to ridicule you in public again.
By the way, Derek Murphy of Rochester NY. There's a word to describe your last paragraph - it's called "projection". Toodles!
Ah, well, that explains it
The Sock-Puppeteer himself! Glen(s) Greenwald! I also got linked to by memeorandum. Isn't that sweet? Glen(s) linked to me regarding my post about the "memo" from Iraq. To quote Glen(s):
Time and again, they are revealed to be people completely unmoored from reality or without the slightest regard for basic precepts of responsible commentary. Facts which are unpleasant to them are deemed to be "fake" for that reason alone, and the most serious accusations come spewing forth from their mouths without any regard to whether they are actually true.In response, I only have one question. Hey Glen(s), tell me exactly what government agency uses a Hummel Figurine in their letterhead? You know, this one:
Because let me tell ya - I've seen DOD memos, DA memos, USARC memos, hell, even my unit letterhead has an actual seal on it. I have never seen any official memo from the government that uses a picture of a collectible knick-knack on the letterhead.
But according to Glen(s), I should just accept the memo unquestioning and agree that everything is going to hell. Sorry skippy, ain't gonna happen. That's your M.O., not mine.
Anyways, I figure the moonbats will get tired after a day or two, and then I'll go back to just posting when I can. If anyone wants to hang around and play "whack-a-moonbat" be my guest.
whose soldier son was killed in Iraq three years ago, who used her son's grave as a political soapbox to advance a political agenda he would have never agreed with, said yesterday she was stepping down from her role as the figurehead of the US campaign against the war.
(Yeah, I fixed part of that paragraph. RD)
"This is my resignation letter as the 'face' of the American anti-war movement," she wrote in a sometimes bitter diary entry on the website Daily Kos. "I am going to take whatever I have left, and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children, and try to regain some of what I have lost." ...
"I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican party," she wrote. "However, when I started to hold the Democratic party to the same standards that I held the Republican party, support for my cause started to erode, and the 'left' started labelling me with the same slurs that the right used."
On Saturday, in an open letter to Democratic members of Congress, she announced that she was leaving the party because she felt its leaders had failed to change the country's course in Iraq.
Poor momma Moonbat, taking her ball and going home. She was used like a ten-dollar whore by the
I don't think I detested this woman this damn much when she first came out. But when she used her son's grave in a photo-op?
I was flat out disgusted. So please, Cindy, go away. It was nice to be able to show the
Monday, May 28, 2007
Today is for my father, who did two tours in Viet Nam.
Today is for my Great-Grandfather, who was a scout for the Army during the American-Indian wars. Although the only knowledge I have of him is second hand, that's still enough. According to my father, my Great-Grandfather was a mean, ornery cuss who wanted things done his way, rightdamnnow.
Now I know where I get that from.
If you see a vet, thank them. If you know a vet, call them up. But never, ever forget what those veterans have done for this country.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Trying something new
UPDATE: The bread came out OK, although I don't think the dough was stiff enough. The loaves I made sort of flattened out a bit when I baked them, so there was a bit too much moisture in there.
Still, it had a good flavor to it. I'm doing my best to keep the Raging Mrs' sourdough pot going strong. Next time I'll add a bit more flour at the end and that should give me the consistency that I'm looking for.