Thursday, September 30, 2004

Manicure Gate

by: Kimmymac

So I put a post on here today saying Kerry's fingernails are disgusting, and he needs to cut them.

Then I hear on FOX News just now that he stops on the way to the debates and gets a manicure.

Meanwhile....the President is visiting the victims of the hurricanes in Florida, and wearing his nails down by handing out relief.

KERRY, ya big doofus, listen UP! When *I* say you need to cut your nails I mean you are suppossed to cut your nails like a MAN, you pathetic metrosexual fop--not get a manicure before The Big Debate like you are on "A Wedding Story" If he shows up on my TV screen tonight with an updo, I will puke.

Last weekend I was talking to my husband about whether or not we should be thinking about helping our 19 year old buy a newer car, and he is listening to me, leaning on the fence post, messing with his leatherman. (A leatherman is like a swiss army knife on steroids, btw) I said, "Are you cutting your nails with that?" He looks up and says, "Yeah, look, it even has a thing to smooth 'em with. You can smooth 'em with one side, and use the other to file down the spark plugs on the tractor. This thing is neat!" But then, my husband can also catch a football without making me wince.

Kerry needs a Big Brother or something.


I just sent a box of toys and school supplies to soldiers stationed in Najaf to give to the children there who have nothing. I come home from the post office to find out that while soldiers were handing out candy to children at the opening of a water treatment plant cowardly, evil terrorist bastards blew them up. Thirty-five children are dead and many more injured. When soldiers, parents, brothers and sisters ran to help the victims the terrorist sent in another car bomb.

Have the depths of hell opened and spewed out its demons to do these things? What God do they call on when they martyr themselves killing children? Only Satan could inspire this evil.

'm upset and wondering how in the world the Iraqis are coping and so I log into Iraq The Model to in some way feel connected and I am not disappointed because there is a post expressing the sorrow and grief both Americans and Iraqis feel. After reading for a little while and writing a little bit I feel slightly less helpless and a little comforted.

Just as Iraqis must be strong and never again be ruled by fear; America must be strong and stand with Iraq until she can stand on her own. Our outrage and anger will sustain us through the grief of today and the grief that will likely continue to come until the evil snakes finally wither and die.

I'm so sorry for the mothers and fathers of the children who were killed today and the parents, wives and children of the American Soldiers that went down with them. I pray that God will heal your pain but I don't know how he can.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The Rising of the Iranian Revolution

There is an uprising in Iran. We can't turn on the news and here about it however, apparently our media has dropped the ball yet again. Surprise, Surprise. (not)

I came across a forum discussing about a movement to free Iran from the tyrant extremists that rule there. These brave souls are brutally murdered if thier identity is discovered. To the tune of one hundred and twenty hangings since March.

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Masked Iranian revolutionaries in Tehran.

I also came across a story on that reinforces my impression that there are things going on in Iran that the world at large has not caught on to yet. It seems the Mullahs had hoped to turn Iranian public opinion against the United States by allowing the people to see Michael Moore's "F911". This tells me three important things:

  1. If they desire to turn the hearts and minds of the people against the US and her president than they must perceive the people are FOR the US and Bush otherwise they wouldn't need turning in the first place.
  2. If the perceive there is support for the US it must be a very strong under current indeed since any outward support would be met with torture and public execution. It's a safe bet people are not having open discussions about it.
  3. The Mullahs understand that George Bush is not the guy they want in the white house. Mullahs for John Kerry does not surprise me at all but the showing of "F911" confirms it.

The author of the story had some emails from Iranians who had seen Michael Moore's "F911". So what are the Iranians thinking about this movie?

  • “Wow, this guy complains that Bush lied once. What would this windbag do if he lived here where our president lies to us once an hour?”
  • “This guy gets to publicly accuse Bush of lying and becomes famous and adored worldwide. We, here, complain about some decrepit and inconsequential government lackey and we not only go to prison but some of us get death sentences. He ought to thank his lucky stars he lives in a country where he’s allowed and even encouraged to be this obnoxious…”
  • “If he thinks that the U.S. is so bad, he’s welcome to trade places with us…since he’s so forgiving of brutal Middle Eastern dictators!”
  • “They are showing this film to erase from our minds the idea of America being the great liberator; maybe Americans themselves don’t appreciate what they have but we sure do!”
  • “Outside such pathetic ideological schemes, Moore’s fixation to reprimand and castigate his own society is so great that he is BLIND to the fact that our ancient land and society cannot be regarded and dealt with in the same fashion; therefore he has fallen pray to the Mullahs for whom he is nothing more than a tool to discard when his mission for them is completed.”

There are no names attached to these quotes because if there were these people would wake up dead. Freedom of speech is only a dream for them. You, dear reader, will just have to take the author's word for it.

I have concluded that President Bush is right. If freedom and liberty flourish in Iraq, and I believe it will, hope will spread to the rest of the middle east, and then revolution, and then peace. Hope and peace in the middle east? I think we are seeing the beginning of exactly that. It will be a struggle and it will be bloody but has there ever been a revolution that was not?

We can not give up before the job is done. History teaches us this. We left Vietnam without finishing the job and 2.5 million people were slaughtered, hundreds of thousands were put in re-education camps and hundreds of thousands braved the China Sea in refugee death boats. We left Iraq too soon after the Gulf War and hundreds of thousands died by Saddam's gassing and untold other horrors were rained down on the Iraqi people. Well, we are back now and Saddam is gone (thank God) but we must not leave these people until they are free and secure in that freedom. We owe them that.

Good vs. Bad

by Kimmymac

Was anyone besides me struck by the contrasts between where President Bush and Kerry spent the weekend before the debates? President Bush went home to his ranch, where he probably spent the weekend clearing brush. Kerry goes to a spa in Wisconsin where he evidently spent the weekend getting in touch with his feminine side. Kerry in a white terry robe, mongramed with a little "c" --kvetching to his manicurist about his toenail fungus and his marriage: "I swear, if she wasn't RICH, I would just be so! out! of! there!!"

Doesn't Kerry have about 14 mansions or something? Why didn't he go to one of them? What the heqq is wrong with him?

Okay, okay, I admit: I have strong opinions about men. Okay, okay, I admit: I have strong opinions, period. But among my strong opinions regarding men are: Men clearing brush=good. Men going to spas=bad. Men wearing cowboy boots=good. Men wearing bracelets=bad. Men sporting fake tans=bad. Men with real tans from working their land=good. Men saying what they mean and meaning what they say=VERY good. Men saying what they think I want to hear and not even having a clue what that is=VERY bad. "Classically trained debaters"=bad. Straight shooters=good. Men who went to finishing school=yuk, bad. Men who grew up in Texas=yum, good. Men with just enough past bad boy in them to make them interesting=good. Men way too in touch with their feminine side=bad.

So I guess you get the picture. But just in case:

Monday, September 27, 2004

What Are Iraqis Thinking?

Ali of Iraq The Model responds to another Iraqi who is critical of Allawi’s 9 “thank yous” to America in his speech before the joint session.

Riverbend is disgusted with Allawi’s 9 “thank you” to America, and I want to say that you and I should thank God and America 9 million times and we would still be in debt. Just think whether you could’ve happened to you had you posted similar thoughts about any Iraq politician before the war. Oh but you weren’t posting before the war, nor did any other Iraqi, and I wonder why!

Here are some thoughts from the women of Iraq.

Says Essraa, an 18-year old student: "The most important development to come out of the war was freedom. We were denied it, especially freedom of thought. This to me is very important. Another important consequence was our ability now to access modern means of communications, such satellite and computers. Satellite television was banned under the previous regime because Saddam wanted to keep Iraq isolated from the rest of the world so he could have total control over Iraqis. Computers were available before the war, but the prices were prohibitive. Now, thanks to our ability to access the internet, we are able to contact our relatives abroad and to talk to them without fearing the eavesdropping of the 'mukhabarat' (the previous regime's secret intelligence service)."

Samira, a 31-year old engineer, adds: "In my view the impact of the recent war, despite its many negative sides, was less severe than that of earlier ones. I think the negative aspects that have come to the surface were not caused by the war as such or by the American occupation alone. Rather, these things happened because of the change of the governing regime. A fall of a regime is not a small matter. "

Fawzia, a 36-year old teacher, says: "On the positive side, we saw an increase in our incomes. Teachers, too, have enjoyed a rise in their salaries, with the result that the practice of private tutoring is on the decline. Teachers now do want to teach and look after their pupils. Among other positive developments have been the refurbishment of school buildings, the printing of new school textbooks and the provision of free stationary to pupils. The cost of food is lower now too and we are now free to say what we want to criticize without fear."

And this from Um Samir, a 51-year old housewife: "The last war was not as big a catastrophe for our people and for my family as the Kuwait war, which brought us much pain. And despite the fact that electricity is in short supply and that there is fear because of the security situation, our material situation has improved a lot."

In a similar vein, Ahood Aabass, 42, who became one of Iraq's first elected officials and the first woman elected to the new governing council in Basra, and who is now visiting the United States together with Tamara Sarafa Quinn, director of the Women's Alliance for a Democratic Iraq, reminisces about Saddam's days:

Jer children went to schools that were without windows, doors and toilets, and where teachers made as little as $3 a month to teach. Water in her city of Basra had worms in it, and women had little, if any, right to freedom. . . .

Both women said great strides have been made in education, human rights, health care and infrastructure improvements. Iraq has seen schools reopened, refurbished and re-painted. Some 159,000 new desks were distributed to the schools, millions of new textbooks have been printed and 20 million Iraqi citizens now have clean water and sanitation amenities they didn't have before. Teachers are also now making between $300 and $500 a month to teach, which Quinn said is a great deal to the Iraqis.

Aabass and Quinn have this to say to the people of the United States:

We have very good things happening in Iraq because of help from America. I am very thankful and grateful for our liberty and our freedom because with (America's) help, we can get Saddam Hussein out of our country. I feel very sorry for the families who gave their sons and their daughters who were killed in our country. They are putting their lives on the line to help us.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

George W. Bush Causes Extreme Hurricane Season!

This just in.. MoveOn: Bush to Blame For 'Extreme' Hurricane Season.

Ok.. It had to happen, sooner or later they were going to find out. We all knew Bush was causing hurricanes to attack Florida but we were hoping those dirty liberals didn't find out. Damn for exposing our secret weapon!

Yes, it's true. George W. Bush can control the weather! Now I ask you, how could you vote for anyone else? After the testing is complete he will simply send natural disasters where ever our enemies congregate. Then, to win the hearts and minds of the people he can send in aid and support. Finally, America can go kick some ass without worrying about politics! The world is ours.. bwhahahahaa!!

Friday, September 24, 2004

More Polling from Trugrit.. Things don't look good for Johnny

Today's Truegrit Street "Pro vs. Anti-Kerry" Poll of passing motorists was conducted in several Boston suburbs. Motorists who give a thumbs up to my sign "Kerry is Unfit to be Commander-in-Chief" are polled as anti-Kerry. Motorists giving a thumbs down or negative head wag are counted as "pro-Kerry" supporters who disagree with my message. Flipped birds (also known as "giving the finger") are not counted. Aside from the fact that they represent uncivil political discourse, they are ambiguous in meaning!

Kerry fails to get a positive majority even in Newton, a liberal Boston enclave. Anti-Kerry votes outnumber pro-Kerry votes by 2.7-to-1, a lower ratio than I have been getting elsewhere in town. In Wellesley, an affluent suburb, Kerry did best, getting 14 votes vs. 25 against, for a ratio of 1.8-to-1 (anti Kerry votes to pro-Kerry votes).

Although Kerry does better in Wellesley and Newton, this is not good news for Kerry because anti-Kerry sentiment prevails -- despite the liberal voting tradition of these communities.

In Dedham, where 128 intersects with Rt. 1, Kerry's numbers are in free fall. The anti-Kerry motorists outnumber pro-Kerry motorists by 6 to 1.

Truegrit Survey Methodology:
Only clear head wags (side to side, or up-down) count as votes. Motorists in Boston wanting to participate in the survey should give thumbs up if they agree with my sign, and thumbs down if they don't.

Voting participation is about 5%. I believe the low turnout may be affected by the large percentage of motorists who talk on cell phones while driving, and who don't have thumbs free for the poll.

Voters, and there have been several, who say that "both are unfit to be commander in chief," meaning Bush as well as Kerry will not have their ballot counted.

To borrow from Wolf Blitzer of CNN: This is not a scientific survey, repeat, not a scientific survey. But it's a heck of a lot of fun.
Ted Harwood, Ph.D.

E-mail Gem of the Week

It's not often an e-mail will make me cry. This one did before I got half way through it.

"Don't Close Your Blinds!"

The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war. My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation.

My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window. He told him: "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"

"I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

"OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush."

Our son giggled and said "OK."

"Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.

"OK Dad, I'm pretending."

"Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and see that man come out of his house with his wife and he has her by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and afraid of their father. You see all of this son.... what do you do?"


"What do you do son?"

"I call the police, Dad."

"OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations and they take your call, listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?"

"Dad, but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine.

"They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says.

"But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.

"I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children."

"Daddy...he kills them?"

"Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

"Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.

"Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him," my husband says.

"But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"

"WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.

"OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?" "What Daddy?"

"He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in he window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"



Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I close the blinds, Daddy."

My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him... "Why?"

"Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help...people who needs it....and they won't help....You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself ...Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things'm just going to close the I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."

I start to cry.

My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husbands questions and he tells him...."Son"

"Yes, Daddy."

"Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door..."WHAT DO YOU DO?"

My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation he says: "I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"

I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs my son to his chest and hugs him tight, and cries..."It's too late to fight him, he's too strong and he's already at YOUR front door should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife. You have to do what's right, even if you have to do it alone,'s too late." my husband whispers.

THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq. When good men stand by and let evil happen is the greatest EVIL of all. Our President is doing what is right. We, as a free nation, must understand that this war is a war of humanity. WE must remove evil men from power so that we can continue to live in a free world where we are not afraid to look out our window. So that my nine year old son won't grow up in a world where he feels that if he just "closes" that blinds the atrocities in the world won't affect him. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!"

Thursday, September 23, 2004

New Truegrit Poll - Kerry down 4 to 1

Kerry down 4-1 in Boston suburb

You have to love the methodology of this poll. This guy stands in the middle of a busy intersection with a sign that says John Kerry is Unfit For Command and counts the thumbs up, honks, thumbs down and cussings he gets in response. How's that for True grit? He says he doesn't count getting the bird because he can't tell if the bird is for him or if the bird is for Kerry.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Annan and Kerry play into the hands of the terrorists

Joseph Ghougassian is a former ambassador of the USA to Qatar and also worked as a CPA advisor in Iraq. I came across his article on, a website I frequent for real news and insight on Iraq, from the Iraqi point of view, as opposed the distorted doom and gloom slant we get from the media in the US.

Mr. Ghougassian brings an insight into the international political scene that I couldn't hope to achieve. I found it very compelling and so I asked him if I could reproduce his article here and he agreed. In addition he welcomes other bloggers and newspapers to reproduce it as well in the interest of giving the issue the exposure it deserves.


On Wednesday, September 15, 2004, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed for the first time his views on the war in Iraq: "I have indicated it is not in conformity with the U.N. Charter. From our point of view and from the charter point of view it was illegal."

From May 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004 I was involved with Iraq reconstruction efforts in several capacities. First, I was sent to Kirkuk to look into the property disputes between the Kurds, Arabs, Turkomen and Christians; in my last assignment I served as a high ranking Advisor to Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and the 68 institutions of higher learning.

I lived and worked in the Green Zone in Saddam Palace along with 3000 military and civilian personnel. I traveled extensively all over Iraq, visiting college and university campuses. When in Baghdad I drove myself almost on a daily basis to my meetings with Iraqis.

Annan calling the war "illegal" at this point in time has many significant and troubling consequences. The logical inferences are such that if I was to defend Saddam Hussein or for that matter any of the 60 held prisoners belonging to his regime, I would quote Annan and argue that the removal from power of these individuals was illegal; the holding them in custody is illegal; the formation of the tribunal looking into their prior activities is illegal. The declarations made by Saddam that he is currently the legitimate President of Iraq would be considered valid. In brief, I would list Annan as my star witness in defense of Saddam.

The ensuing inference from the previous inference is that the government of Iyad Allawi is illegitimate; the Transitional Administrative Law (TAL) drafted by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and ratified by the former Iraq Governing Council is void and null. In conclusion there should not be a national election in January 2005.

The reverse side of Annan’s value judgment on the illegality of the war is that the USA, U.K., Italy, Australia, and the other partners in the coalition were thugs and violators of the U.N. Charter and international law. Under Annan’s point of view, a good defense lawyer would argue not only for the release of Saddam and his criminal goons, but also ask for reparations from the coalition nations.

In philosophical parlance, if a war is deemed "illegal" it is also deemed to be "immoral". This does not bode well on the psychic of our young men and women in uniforms fighting the terrorists in Iraq. Could Annan's definition of the US led war in Iraq as "illegal" and by extension "immoral" has any psychological and moral effects on the coalition forces in Iraq? Does Annan's claim that the US led war in Iraq was "illegal" emboldens and encourages the insurgents, terrorists and mercenaries operating in Iraq? Does Annan's statement increases the security problems for the coalition forces and the civilians involved in the reconstruction efforts in Iraq? Does Annan's position helps the Iraqi police, politicians and government in their discharge of duties and efforts to stabilize the nation under the rule of law?

Kofi Annan's declaration of the war in Iraq by the US led coalition and its logical consequence of occupation as "illegal" is ill timed and no more useful in bringing peace than Senator John Kerry's assertions that the US should have not prosecuted the war against Saddam Hussein. Annan and Kerry are playing with the life of million of Iraqi people and with the life of thousands of Americans and that of others in Iraq. This is not the time to demoralize our forces, nor is it prudent to make statements that will be interpreted by the terrorists as a justification to pursue their criminal ends in Iraq as the case happened when the President of the Philippines caved in to the demands of the terrorists by withdrawing her troops from Iraq.

If I was still in Baghdad, I would feel uneasy and unsafe to conduct outside the Green Zone my usual daily official business given the high rhetoric of Kofi Annan and Senator John Kerry about the war in Iraq. I feel for my colleagues who are still toiling in Iraq; they are caught in the web of politicians making irresponsible assertions that empower the terrorists to continue and expand their evil doings against the Iraqis and foreigners.

Zarkawi, Bin Ladden and the countless terrorist groups operating inside Iraq, listen to American and British media. The criticisms levied by Annan and Kerry play well in the hands of the terrorists and provide the latter the added fuel to brainwash suicide bombers or to incite criminals to behead Americans and civilians of other nations.

At this juncture of time, Annan should become sensitized to the real pains and losses the Iraqi Kurds, Shias, Turkomen and Christians suffered in the hands of Saddam. May be he should apologize to Iyad Allawi, the Interim Prime Minister, for making the undiplomatic faux pas in declaring the war in Iraq as "illegal".

After all, had Kofi Annan been an effective U.N. Secretary General and had he succeeded in persuading Saddam to comply with all the UN security council resolutions, the US and its allies would not be in Iraq.

The US has vital, national and security interests in the region of the Arabian Gulf dating back to 1947. These interests are not subject to U.N. review or approval. Iraq is part of the Arabian Gulf.

Dr. Joseph Ghougassian served as US Ambassador to Qatar and CPA Advisor in Iraq.
His email is

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The Pajama Shop Opens

Get your t-shirts and boxers here.

Let me know in comment section if you have slogan for a new design or email me a jpg if you have original art you'd like to see on a shirt. Shopkeeper profits are going to SWVT.

New Swift Boat Ad!

Monday, September 20, 2004

Kerry, Then and Now

Photograph of John Kerry meeting with Comrade Do Muoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vietnam, July 15-18, 1993. Photo taken in the War Remnants Museum (formerly the "War Crimes Museum") in Saigon in May 2004.

In 1971 John Kerry was pushing for America's unilateral withdrawal from Vietnam. Opponents warned a unilateral withdrawal would lead to wholesale slaughter and said that we owed it to the people of South Vietnam to stay there until they had a viable government in place. (see this transcript)

John Kerry said there was no reason to believe there would be mass casualties or that we wouldn't get our POWs and MIAs back. He said that his opponents were simply fear mongers. He continued with his group VVAW and a cooperative media to influence public opinion using selective reporting and indeed coerced and false testimony of atrocities and horror stories. Our enemy saw the writing on the wall, decided they might win if only they waited for this cancer to grow and they held out. We know this because they told our POWs as they tortured them. The public was outraged over the images and testimony they were bombarded with day after day. There was rioting in the streets. President Nixon ordered our withdrawal from Vietnam.

Hundreds of thousands of people were killed and many more re-educated in the camps. Two and a half MILLION were killed in Cambodia. The true horror had begun. Many hundreds of our POWs were never released (20 years later John Kerry ordered destroyed any evidence of POW/MIAs left alive while he was in charge of the committee that was supposed to account for them). Kerry's critics had been tragically, horribly correct. John Kerry has never said he was sorry for making such a horrendous mistake in judgment. In fact, he has said he was and is proud of himself. PROUD.

Let's compare what happened then to what is happening now. John Kerry and the main stream media (MSM) seem to be trying their best to see history repeat itself.

Thirty years ago Kerry had VVAW behind him, now Kerry has been endorsed by the Communist Party and the Democratic Party. Thirty years ago Kerry was willing to fabricate evidence, lie under oath and disparage 2.5 million Vietnam Vets in order to advance his political aspirations. Today Kerry supporters, if not Kerry himself (remains to be seen who's fingerprints are on those memos) are willing to fabricate evidence and disparage 2.5 million Vietnam Vets by defending his indefensible testimony and further disparage 256 Swift Boat Vets by calling them liars, in order to better his political aspirations.

Thirty years ago Kerry was guilty of treason and he has the blood on his hands. Today Kerry is beginning the same sort of propaganda campaign regarding Iraq and he is avocation withdrawing troops post haste. Thirty years ago our enemies only had to wait and let John Kerry do their work for them. Kerry's picture hangs in the War Crimes Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, its placement honoring him with helping the North Vietnamese win the war. Today our enemies are doing exactly the same thing our enemy did then, letting John Kerry do their work for them by undermining America's will to fight.

Day after day he talks down the troops and the media is right there hawking the bad news. Thirty years ago the Vietnam war was Kerry's ticket to the national spot light and getting his political foot in the door. Today the Iraq war is his only hope of getting his foot into the Oval Office.

We must finish the mission in Iraq, staying until they have a stable government and are able to defend themselves. If we left Iraq today there would be a blood bath. Islamic-fascists want to control Iraq in a very bad way. If we left they would over run the fledgling Iraq government and there would be mass murder and horror on a scale we can not comprehend. It is likely a terror state would be established and would immediately pursue any and all ways to kill as many Americans as they possibly could. Anyone who has any awareness of the situation there has to admit this is the likely result of an American withdrawal. Yet that is exactly what Kerry would do and is increasingly willing to admit.

Kerry wants Americans to trust his secret plan to ending the Iraq war. Is he kidding? Trust him based on his judgment of the Vietnam situation? This country listened to Kerry once and hundreds of thousands, possibly millions died because of it. Now he says, "I know what to do, trust me!" yah right.

I can only sit in slack-jawed awe of the enormity of the ignorance that is rampant in this guys followers. John Kerry is the worst thing that ever happened to this country and has done more damage than any other single person has ever done in the history of America. He was guilty of treason thirty years ago and I believe he is guilty of treason today.

I realize if you are someone who has been media educated about this election you will likely be unaware of Kerry's history. I have tried to provide links so you can confirm as much of what I am saying as possible. I know it seems crazy to believe someone who is running for president could possibly be guilty of all this stuff. I agree, it is absolutely nuts that he is running and that the Democrats picked him to run on their ticket. I mean, I can almost understand the Communist party endorsing him but what in the hell were the democrats thinking?

We have only scratched the surface of John Kerry's corruption. Tomorrow maybe I'll tell you about the time Kerry's group plotted to assassinate United States senators. You think I'm kidding, don't you? Check for yourself.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Stock Tip of the Day:

The art of picking a winning stock is a very fickle thing, however, there are some rules of thumb that can help avoid the common mistakes. One of those is doing a little research to check how much stock the board of directors and the CEO personaly own. If the people running the company are dumping stock, a reasonable person may conclude there is trouble on the horizon.

So I was walking through the financials today and low and behold what do I see? Viacom's chairman and CEO dumps stock, no doubt in response to the memo I sent him (in 14 pt Times New Roman) telling him my plans to boycott all viacom companies and C-BS sponsers.

Now I'm not an expert, I havn't got a clue what I am talking about and I am in fact anti-Viacom biased but none the less you should take my advice and dump every single share of Viacom sooner than soon.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Pic of the Day:

Football Fans For Truth? You better believe it.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Dazed and Confused? The new Swiftboat ad came out today however it seems there are some people, I won't mention any names, (ABC NEWS) that don't want you to see it. (IMAGINE THAT) Luckily I have managed to convert it into a flash movie and you can see it right here. Just click Lurch's pic.

Hurricanes weren't attacking under the Clinton Administration! So says a liberal, democrat friend of mine from California. I give him a pass because he is too young to know he is really a republican and he's promised not to vote for Kerry.

He was kidding but how long do you think, until Kerry blames Bush for this hurricane season? YES, YES I KNOW! Dick Cheney dumped a shipload full of SUVs packed with enviromentally unfriendly Co2 canisters into the water off the coast of Africa in an evil plot to send seven hurricanes to Florida and provide photo opportunities for the president. One of the things I love about GW Bush is that he surrounds himself with brilliant, forward thinking people. Bravo I say. Whatever it takes to defeat Kerry is AOK.

What about the collateral damage? Are all republicans heartless bastards? I just took the ply wood down yesterday (again). I have splinters in both hands, my back hurts and I'm exhausted. I do however, still have a roof over my head, all my limbs and all of my family members so I am thankful we were spared the worst of most them. AND I am praying daily for the people who were hit hard. In addition I have sent memo's to God, in TNR 14 pt font, asking him to give them all generators. See? I do have a heart.

I live in Florida and I have to tell you, I'm going to choke the life out of the next person who tells me there is another one in the Atlantic. I've been asked where New Port Richey is exactly. Let me show you using a postcard as a visual aid:

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Picture of the day:

I'm so happy to tell you that Kimmymac has agreed to write in The Pajama Journal. If you recall about 3 or 5 posts ago I gave you a little bit of her background. She is the daughter, sister, wife and mother of combat veterans. Nobody understands better the importance of the struggle we are in today. She has a knack for expressing herself that often causes me to spit whatever beverage I happen to be drinking, all over my monitor. I really admire that in a writer and I'm thrilled she's agreed to post here.

Welcome Kimmymac!
Quote of the Day:
"I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things." Dan Rather to O'Reilly, Sept 7, 2001.

That's exactly what my late husband tried to sell me.
Link of the day:

Stolen Honor - A documentary exposing John Kerry's record of betrayal.
Quote of the Day:
"Clothing is wonderful, but let them go naked for a while, at least the kids," Teresa Heinz Kerry, referring to the victims of hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean.
What! No cake?

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I've had a theory for awhile now. The character of a man can be measured by the class of the women in his life. Think about the men you know and see how they compare to their mothers, wives and sisters. Now that you know the theory holds water... Let's compare the Bush women to Teresa Heinz Kerry.

For instance, If Terezzzza was a bird, she would be a dirty old crow. If Laura was a bird, she'd be a snow white dove. Similarly, if John Kerry were a fish he's be a sludge sucking bottom feeder or a spineless jelly fish. George Bush would be something like a majestic silver marlin or maybe the leaner sword fish. It's practically scientific how accurate the comparisons are.

This is an audience (all 3 of you) participation exercise. Don't limit yourselves to fish, feel free to get into the more serious issues of fashion and hairdressers. Use the comment link to make a comparison.

Sometimes I'll read something that will blind-side me. I'll be going about my normal routine and wham, when I least expect it, I get hit. Suddenly my chest is tight, my eyes are filled with tears and I am fighting an urge to give in to uncontrolable sobbing.

As I type this post I am struggling with my emotions. I was reading on the forums and saw a post by Kimmymac. She has a son in Iraq and a daughter preparing to ship out, she wrote, "I am trying to figure out how I can possibly pray any harder."

Me too. Me too.

A Navy doc was preparing to leave Iraq and so she reflected on what was good and what was not good about her time there. The result manifested in a poem Kimmymac posted. Any hope I had of keeping the tears at bay went out the window when I read it.

The List

So here reverse order of importance...

Things That Were Good

Sunset over the desert...almost always orange
Sunrise over the desert...almost always red
The childlike excitement of having fresh fruit at dinner after going weeks without it

Being allowed to be the kind of clinician I know I can be, and want to be, with no limits placed and no doubts expressed

But most of all,
The United States Marines, our patients...
Walking, every day, and having literally every single person who passes by say "Hoorah, Ma'am..."
Having them tell us, one after the other, through blinding pain or morphine-induced euphoria..."When can I get out of here? I just want to get back to my unit..."
Meeting a young Sergeant, who had lost an eye in an explosion...he asked his surgeon if he could open the other one...when he did, he sat up and looked at the young Marines from his fire team who were being treated for superficial shrapnel wounds in the next room...he smiled, laid back down, and said, "I only have one good eye, Doc! , but I can see that my Marines are OK."
And of course, meeting the one who threw himself on a grenade to save the men at his side...who will likely be the first Medal of Honor recipient in over 11 years...

My friends...some of them will be lifelong in a way that is indescribable
My patients...some of them had courage unlike anything I've ever experienced before
My comrades, Alpha Surgical Company...some of the things witnessed will traumatize them forever, but still they provided outstanding care to these Marines, day in and day out, sometimes for days at a time with no break, for 7 endless months

And last, but not least...
Holding the hand of that dying Marine

Things That Were Not Good

Terrifying camel spiders, poisonous scorpions, flapping bats in the darkness, howling, territorial wild dogs, flies that insisted on landing on our faces, giant, looming mosquitoes, invisible sand flies that carry leischmaniasis

132 degrees
Wearing long sleeves, full pants and combat boots in 132 degrees
Random and totally predictable power outages that led to sweating throughout the night
Sweating in places I didn't know I could wrists, and ears

The roar of helicopters overhead
The resounding thud of exploding artillery in the distance
The popping of gunfire...
Not knowing if any of the above sounds is a good thing, or bad thing
The siren, and the inevitable "big voice" yelling at us to take cover...
Not knowing if that siren was on someone's DVD or if the big voice would soon follow

The cracking sound of giant artillery rounds splitting open against rock and dirt
The rumble of the ground...
The shattering of the windows...
Hiding under flak jackets and kevlar helmets, away from the broken windows, waiting to be told we can come to the treat the ones who were not so lucky...

Watching the helicopter with the big red cross on the side landing at our pad
Worse...watching Marine helicopters filled with patients landing at our pad...because we usually did not realize they were coming...

Ushering a sobbing Marine Colonel away from the trauma bay while several of his Marines bled and cried out in pain inside
Meeting that 21-year-old Marine with three Purple Hearts...and listening to him weep because he felt ashamed of being afraid to go back
Telling a room full of stunned Marines in blood-soaked uniforms that their comrade, that they had tried to save, had just died of his wounds
Trying, as if in total futility, to do anything I could, to ease the trauma of group after group...that suffered loss after loss, grief after inconsolable grief...

Washing blood off the boots of one of our young nurses while she told me about the one who bled out in the trauma bay...and then the one who she had to tell, when he pleaded for the truth, that his best friend didn't make it...
Listening to another of our nurses tell of the Marine who came in talking, telling her his name...about how she pleaded with him not to give up, told him that she was there for him...about how she could see his eyes go dull when he couldn't fight any longer...

And last, but not least...
Holding the hand of that dying Marine

The Truth Will Out is a truism Dan Rather's mother apparently didn't instill in her son.

In Ann Morse's article The First Rathergate , she explains "On June 2, 1988, CBS aired an hour-long special titled CBS Reports: The Wall Within, which CBS trumpeted as the "rebirth of the TV documentary."

To summarize, Dan Rather and CBS interviewed Vietnam Vets who told horror stories that would leave viewers to believe our government advocated the slaughter and torture of civilians, including women and even children. Only it was all a lie. The military records of those in the story show the stories they told could not have been true. CBS didn't check or didn't care. Sound familiar?

You can, and should, learn more about this in the book by B.G. Burkett Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heroes and its History (with Glenna Whitley).

In other news, we are learning that John Kerry pressured at least one Vietnam Vet to lie about attrocities in 1971. Read Steve Pitkin's affidavit on See the Fox news report here.

It seems to me we are beginning a revolution. Eyes and minds are opening all over America. The truth will always out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

"Freedom is a responsibility." Ays

Ays is an Iraqi dentist. I came across his blog a couple of days ago while I was wandering around the internet. I was interested in learning what the Iraqi people really thought of Americans and what we are trying to do there. If you want to know what is really going on in Iraq, Ays' blog is a good place to start. He also has links to other Iraqi blogs that I haven't had a chance to read yet.

By now, unless you are a turnip, you should know that you can't believe what you see on television unless and until you have verified the information through some other means. When I say verify I don't mean checking out a story in a liberal rag to verify what the televised counter part has said. Like Boston Globe parroting CBS's memo story. Even the turnips know those were frauds.

America pulled out of Viet Nam because public opinion against the war was so strong. The public, unfortunately, had been duped. Lied to, manipulated and fraudulently fed propaganda by groups like John Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War and media like Dan Rather. Remember television hadn't been around all that long and people didn't know enough to question news reports.

So eventually, after being told our soldiers were baby killers and rapists, the outrage was so great the people wanted the war over at any cost. Of course John Kerry was assuring everyone there would be no mass murder or genocide of the South Vietnamese if we left. He said only a few thousand would be displaced. He said we should leave without our POWs release and we could be sure they would be returned to us after our withdrawal. To this day most Americans do not know that when we left Vietnam hundreds of thousands of people were brutally killed. Mass genocide. We didn't get our POWs back either. Not then and some not ever. This is John Kerry's legacy. We have a responsibility not to let him manipulate public perception again. And he has already begun. It started with Fahrenheit 911. Remember Michael Moore sitting next to Jimmy Carter at the democratic national convention?

Our enemies know who John Kerry is and what he'll do for America, just like the North Vietnamese knew what he was doing. We know they knew because they told our POWs as they tortured them that they would win on the streets of America and they would hold on, refusing to surrender, waiting for the public outcry to be so loud that America would pull out and would win. And so it was. And so Al Quaeda, Iran's mercenaries and the Saddam loyalist wait now.

Will John Kerry call a meeting with Zarqawi, Bin Ladan, Sadr and Hussain if he's elected? Will he hold it in Paris like he did with the Viet Cong? And by the way, that was treason. He needs to face the charge.

What has he got to say about this? HOW DARE WE QUESTION HIS PATRIOTISM! HE WON'T ALLOW IT! I say we have a responsibility to question his patriotism. We have to question his motivation. We have a responsibility to counter any misperceptions, propaganda or lie we encounter. So that history doesn't repeat itself.

I've asked Ays to send me some pictures of some good things in Iraq. I hope he replies. I have a feeling there are some wonderful things going on there and we are not hearing the stories. I'm going to try and find some of them and if I do I'll post here. We can see beyond the television these days. I think I'll send Al Gore a memo thanking him for inventing the internet.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Last September I was reading about the attacks on the World Trade Center and came across a story about a man named Rich Rescorla who got 3,700 people out of the burning tower before it collapsed. Yesterday I was watching a rally of Viet Nam Veterans For the Truth in Washington DC (live on CSPAN) and a woman was telling a story about her dad, Black Bart and how he pulled a guy named Rich Rescorla out of a creek bed in the Ia Drang Valley just before it was over whelmed with the enemy.

Black Bart's name is on the black wall with 58,000 others in Washington DC. He got no medal for saving Rich Rescorla's life. Rich lived and returned the favor by saving 3,700 Americans in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 before it collapsed on him. He refused to leave the building while there were still people inside.

John Kerry left Viet Nam in four months after finagling three purple hearts for three self inflicted scratches. He came home with his 8mm movies where he acted out his "heroism". He came home and testified before congress that Black Bart and Rich Rescorla were war criminals who had committed atrocities against the people of Viet Nam. He said America should pull out immediately and leave the POWs behind. The POWs that were being tortured while their captors tried to get them to admit they were war criminals. Many of them first heard of John Kerry when his testimony to congress was shown to them as evidence that they were guilty and should be punished.

He came home and then went to paris and meet with the enemy. Note that he was still a commissioned officer in the United States Navy when he did this. He met with the enemy and then he returned to the United States and he pushed the enemies "peace plan". Treason. Why wasn't he court-martialed? All of us should be asking this question and quickly before he goes and has a chat with Osama Bin Ladan and makes a deal with him. He got away with it once, didn't he?

Is it any wonder Viet Nam Vets are angry now? Thirty-three years later they have a voice, if not on network news, on the internet. No longer can the media spoon-feed us propaganda without fear of discovery. Just ask Dan Rather how that works.

Thirty-three years later when these men come corward and tell their stories, John Kerry calls them all liars. It wasn't enough to call them rapist and murderers I guess. His campaign day after day says the charges made in Unfit For Command have all been disproved when in fact not one has been disproved. Not One. In fact John Kerry has had to admit he wasn't in Cambodia after all, and Richard Nixon wasn't even president yet after all. And by the way when five boats were going down the river and one hit a mine, you know the story he told during his convention.. when he said they all fled but he stayed to pull the guy out of the river, opps no wait it wasn't that way after all, he admits now that it was him that fled and all the other boats stayed. Fog of war my ass.

Here is my point, and if your still reading I realize I am preaching to the choir but I'm on a roll . My point is that John Kerry is counting on American Apathy to win him the presidency. He knows one important thing. If you repeat a lie often enough people begin to think its true. His campaign manager even said this, out-loud, on TV. His campaign also said the media wouldn't dare challenge him on the Viet Nam issue. Wouldn't dare.

So far they have been mostly right. The internet is changing things. People have access to information now they never had in the past. With a few keystrokes they can Google up volumes of information and in a matter of hours be more educated on issues of fundamental importance than any generation ever.

John Kerry and company are counting on people not caring enough to bother checking facts and doing research on their own. CBS counted on it too. Intellectual apathy is the only thing that will win John Kerry the White House. Fortunately there are people sitting around in their pajamas that care very much and are making almost enough noise to be heard over the propaganda.