Saturday, November 27, 2004

More Bad News For John Kerry

From NewsMax email service:
'Unfit for Command' Author Considers Challenging Kerry in Senate Race

John Kerry's nightmarish challenge by his Swift Boat veterans and their allies may not be over.

NewsMax recently chatted with Jerry Corsi, the co-author with Swiftee John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command" – the runaway New York Times best seller that torpedoed Kerry's presidential campaign.

Attending a conference in the suburbs of Washington recently, Corsi let it be known that he is actively considering a run against Sen. Kerry when his term is up.

Corsi is not a Massachusetts native, but says he has already scouted for property to declare his residence there.

He appeared excited about the challenge. Federal law allows him to declare his candidacy at any time and open up a full fusillade against the Senate's most liberal member.

Corsi thinks his criticisms of Kerry will be well received in the state that elected Republican Mitt Romney. Even Bush fared better in Massachusetts in 2004 against its home state candidate than he did against Gore in 2000.

Corsi also notes that his Italian-Irish ancestry will give him an edge in a state given to ethnic voting. Kerry is neither Irish nor Italian, Corsi notes.

As word has circulated about a possible candidacy, Corsi says he has been flooded with e-mails of support.

Corsi said he has read news reports that Kerry is considering a lawsuit against him, O'Neill and the Swift Boat Vets.

Presumably the suit would be for defamation. The New York Post's Page Six quoted a top aide to Kerry saying the senator would need to file such a suit if he has any prayer of making a presidential bid in 2008. Incredibly, Kerry is said to be considering such a run.

Corsi said he and O'Neill have discussed the possibility of the lawsuit, and both said they might offer to pay Kerry for the FedEx charges to serve them with any court papers.

"Quote me: Bring it on!" Corsi said with a chuckle.

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Friday, November 26, 2004

An Iraqi's Thanksgiving Story

This story really gave me chills and made me appreciate what we take for granted in the United States. It's a reminder of one thing we have to be thankful for stated by someone who hasn't yet learned to take it for granted.
A failed revolution.

In the past in Iraq (and till now in all arab and Muslim countries except for very few, and since Trotsky came up with his idea of the “Everlasting revolution”), any attempt to change the government or even part of it was considered as a “conspiracy against the revolution” and an act of treason that no one would imagine a more horrible crime and a worse punishment for.

In Iraq for a long time a revolution seemed to us to be the only way to overthrow Saddam and achieve our dreams in freedom, justice and democracy. There’s always something fascinating about revolution especially for people like us who suffered for a long time under a very brutal dictatorship. I used to watch the injustice that’s happening allover the world and the people’s silence about it and think that the only thing that’s going to save us is a wide revolution that spreads through Iraq to the neighboring countries, as the only thing the people of the advanced world seemed to be interested in was delivering fast aid to areas in most need for it, to make our suffering less terrible but not to deal with the primary cause that was continuously causing such crisis. It’s a noble and generous effort but it wasn’t enough, as we didn't want to just live, we wanted to live as human beings.

On the other hand the governments of the advanced countries were concerned only with their interests interfering only when those interests were threatened, while some governments openly and without feeling any shame supported these dictatorships even with knowing that they were participating greatly to our continuous suffering.

We thought we couldn’t and shouldn’t depend on anyone but ourselves. Many Iraqis fought Saddam and his regime with outstanding bravery even with understanding the horrible fate that was awaiting them and their families. Others, like us kept trying to gather support, encourage people to take a stand and educate them about their rights, that they should be the ones who decide the way their country is run. However in each time we tried to organize a larger group than just us and our closest friends, we failed to gather the support of more than 5-10 people.

Trusting others was almost impossible and very risky. We had to consider that we were not only risking our lives but also the lives of our family, close friends and relatives and the future of our relatives to the 4th degree! One of these days at Saddam’s time some friends were gathering in our house. We were just chatting and having fun. Our neighbor who is a Tikriti and worked for the intelligence knocked on the door and when I opened he asked me about the cars outside our house. I told him that these were our friends’. He said to me, “You know that gathering is against the law and if it wasn’t for the fact that you’re my neighbor and I respect your family, I would’ve sent you behind the sun. Be careful, as I understand but other people may not” He said it in a warning tone not as an advice!

However, one of these days we decided that we could never accept such life and decided to gather support and confront the government in a long awaited revolution no matter what happens. We were prepared for the worst and it seemed to me that my dream of becoming a true martyr was about to come true.

We contacted some friends and people who believed in the same principles we believe in and we told them about our plan. Some people didn’t like it but we still managed to gather more than 800 people who stated that they are not afraid of saying in public that they want to overthrow the government and do whatever it takes. We heard about other groups trying to do the same and we decide to unite our efforts with theirs but first we had to make the first step alone. The group chose me, my brother Mohammed and a friend of ours to go to the authorities and talk to them, as we were still hoping to do this peacefully without unnecessary bloodshed unless they refused. We knew of course that it might well lead to our death but then the rest of us would carry on using the hard way.

We reached the government main headquarter and entered without much difficulty. We went to one of these offices as we didn’t know were to go as this was our first time there. One of the government employees asked us what was our need. We said our prayers and told him that we want to change the regime. He asked us to wait until he call for the man in charge and I said to myself, “that’s it, they’re calling the Mukhabarat” the guy came back with another man who, after greeting us asked about our group. We handed him a file that contained our goals and a list of the people who supported us. He took it and told us to come back in 3 days after they study it.

“Study it!?” I said to myself “ they’re not going to hang us? Maybe they are letting the small fish to capture the large one?” anyway we went back and spent 3 difficult nights full of worries and nightmares.

On the 3d day we went back to the same place and another man was waiting for us, “are you a representative of this group” the man asked Mohammed, “no, I’m their leader” (man, that was brave of Mohammed! Now he’s gone and I won’t have the honor of being the first martyr in the group!).

“Pleasure to meet you Sir! Have a seat please” said the man to Mohammed and the rest of us with a broad smile. ( a trap! Ok so be it!) Our friend was encouraged by this gesture and asked for tea! They brought us tea and some cockies! (Maybe a last wish grant) After few minutes the guy looked into a computer and asked us about the name of our group. We told him the name and the guy said “Congratulations! Your demand has been approved and you’ll have a chance to layout your plans in public and if enough number of people agree with you, the current government would step down and let you among others take the lead”

“What!? These people are so easy! are they wimps or what? They can kill us just like that, and no one would dare to do anything about it. Alas! There won’t be any revolution and I won’t be a martyr!” such questions were on my mind as we left the place wondering why would someone who has all the power and control in his hands hand it to another one without a fight and without the slightest objection!

That was not a dream, it’s for real and it didn’t happen in the “free and independent” Iraq at Saddam’s time, it happened 3 days ago in “occupied Iraq”.

To summerize it and although many of you know that already but I would like to announce that the party we have formed, the Iraqi pro-democracy party is now officially registered and will have the chance to compete in the upcoming elections.

You can’t imagine the thrill and happiness I felt when I held the document that state that the “Iraqi pro-democracy party” is registered and Approved as a political entity that has the right to participate in the upcoming elections! This was a dream to us, and with the help and support we received from all our friends, the readers of this blog, the dream has now became true. We still have a battle to fight and we’re more than willing to go all the way.

You can find a complete list in Fayrouz blog here.
And by the way, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

-By Ali.

Dropping the anchorman

From The Economist print edition
Dan Rather's retirement marks a welcome change in American journalism

For conservative America, it just keeps on getting better. A mere 20 days after the Republicans' clean sweep of the White House and Congress, the American right celebrated the retirement of one of the hated grandees of liberal journalism, Dan Rather. “It's as if the voters just keep on voting,” says one conservative. “And our side just keeps on winning.”

The right has been after Mr Rather's scalp for decades. The CBS veteran made his name beating up Richard Nixon in the Watergate era and has kept CBS News on the liberal straight-and-narrow as its longstanding news anchor. (Accuracy in Media, a conservative-watchdog group, first started its “Can Dan” campaign 16 years ago.) Mr Rather's career highlights include a shouting match with George Bush senior over Iran-contra and an interview with Saddam Hussein shortly before last year's American invasion. Now the 73-year-old has announced that he will be retiring from his anchoring job next March.


You Will Never Catch Me Doing This

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Is Declaration of Independence unconstitutional?

School district sued for censoring founding documents, state constitutions
© 2004

In a season typified by lawsuits against manger scenes, crosses and even the words "Merry Christmas," a California case is taking the "separation of church and state" one step further – dealing with whether it's unconstitutional to read the Declaration of Independence in public school.

Attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit Monday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion.

"Throwing aside all common sense, the district has chosen to censor men such as George Washington and documents like the Declaration of Independence," said ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb. "The district's actions conflict with American beliefs and are completely unconstitutional."


Monday, November 22, 2004

Someone Tell Me Why

Why are French troops slaughtering civilians in The Ivory Coast? What is the threat to the French from these people? Where is the UN Mandate? What are they even trying to do there? Why isn't the world rallying against Chirac?

Warning: DO NOT CLICK on the links below if you have a weak stomach upset easily. This is bad. Very bad.

Why am I not hearing a single word about THIS and THIS in the news?

Saturday, November 20, 2004

An Iraqi Vents on Chirac

I have not had much to say about things in the news lately because I am frustrated and angry with the press and saturated with politics. This will pass and I will continue to rant here when it does. Meantime, I'd like to pass on the things I come accross that I think express best the things I would like to if I were in a ranting mood.

Ali, from Iraq The Model, wrote a rant the other day about the comments made by Chirac. He nails it.
Stupid British!
I heard what Mr. Chirac said few days ago and read about it everywhere I turn my head to. At first, it was something I felt I shouldn’t even bother to listen to. It was something like what Al Jazeera keep showing us or what Arab leaders say all the time. But again this was a president of one of the most advanced and civilized countries in our times. It wasn’t Kaddafi or Assad and it made me sad and furious.

The French government keep surprising me with their intentionally stupid and vicious arguments and I don’t know what to say about it or if it’s even necessary to say something at all. But then I’m an Iraqi citizens and these people are taking about Iraq and usually how the war brought nothing good to Iraq or the world, and I just can’t stay silent about it. I know there’s almost no chance that you’ll read my words Mr. Chirac, but it doesn’t matter, as I’m not writing for you anyway. You live in a different world.

In the past, I used to swallow my anger and frustration because I could get killed if I messed up with one of Saddam’s personal friends, but now Saddam is gone and I’m not afraid and I won’t stay silent anymore. This is a difference Mr. Chirac, and it’s a great one, probably just to me and the rest of Iraqis but not to you, and you just have to understand that it’s not all about you and your European dream which no one want to steal from you by the way.

The world is certainly not a better place after the war Mr. Chirac, but that’s your world, while our world, Iraqis as well as tens of millions of oppressed people everywhere who are dying for some help, is certainly MUCH better now, and I’m sure the Americans and the British world as well as most countries (including yours) is better and safer and will keep getting better. However I agree with you, as your world, your own personal world, the world of your fellow corrupt politicians in France, Russia, Germany, China and the stinking UN, your fortune and your influence is definitely suffering. I’m even surprised that you ‘saw’ that Saddam’s departure was positive “to a certain extent”, and I can’t wonder why is that! Is it because it left you with some bills you don’t have to pay?!

Is my language too offensive?! Not as half as offensive and irritating as yours and I will NEVER apologize, not even after you apologize and pay the Iraqis back all the money you have stolen from us in return for supporting your partner, Saddam and keeping him in charge for few more years.

You see, your problem and what separate you from men like Tony Blair is that you look only for what you might gain, and again “you” is not the French people, but rather you in person and the bunch of hypocrites that so sadly control the French people and manipulate them through lies and silly arguments. You never cared what would happen to Iraqis and the rest of the world had Saddam stayed in power, while Tony Blair did. Do you know why? Because he and the British government with all the brave British people live in our world, while you don’t.

Stupid British! Why should they care for us, America or their own kids when they can do exactly like you; take advantage of America’s need, blackmail her, support Saddam without taking much risk and gain billions of dollars.

Stupid British!Haven’t they learned from WW2 when you got your country back and even decided the fate of other nations on victory even though half of you made peace with the Nazis!? You certainly don’t owe the British and the Americans anything for that, as it was just their own stupidity not to do the math and see how much would they gain. Their lands weren’t invaded and the Nazis were trying to make a peace with them, yet they refused and fought as hard as men and women can fight to free your country for you, so that your troops could march victoriously in Paris! And you dare say that the US doesn’t repay favors!??

If you don’t like the world after Saddam, and if you miss him that much, you can keep living in your own world and we won’t bother all.

-By Ali.

E-Mail Fun

What do you do when your trying to defeat a presidential candidate? For one thing, you sign up for his mailing list so you know what his rehtoric of the week will be. Even though the election is over and Johnny got trounced, he seems to be starting his 2008 campaign early. Here is his latest email to supporters with commentary from friend of mine (a really cool guy who leads moths to flames and lambs to slaughter in his spare time), in bold.
Dear Monica,

Nice to know you're on a first-name basis with the enemy....

I want to thank you personally for what you did in the election

If he only knew...

-- you rewrote the book on grassroots politics,

Ain't that a fact!

taking control of campaigns away from big donors.

Like George Soros and Michael Moore, for example?

No campaign will ever be the same.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. either....

You moved voters, helped hold George Bush accountable,

Well, yeah. But, it wasn't hard, since he has moral clarity and takes responsibility.

and countered the attacks from big news organizations such as Fox, Sinclair Broadcasting, and conservative talk radio.

Not to mention *burning* Dan Rather, CBS Broadcasting, the NYT, WaPo, ABC and Koppel, and NBC. We'd have taken care of liberal talk radio, but Air America only had what? Three stations? And none of them was really an issue. Al Franken? Oh, PUH-leeze!

And your efforts count now more than ever. Despite the words of cooperation and moderate sounding promises,

We'll deal with the moderation as soon as we can get a Supreme Court that isn't left-leaning. Give us time...

this administration is planning a right wing assault on values and ideals we hold most deeply.

You figured that out all by yourself? We don't really *like* communisism, socialism, or the "European model" of government. Which is why you lost. Outside of the minor detail that you lie like a Persian rug.

Healthy debate and diverse opinion are being eliminated from the State Department and CIA,

Pardon me? When did the CIA become a debating organization? They gather intelligence, you moron. And the State Department was littered with leftist leftovers from the Clinton administration. They were dead weight, anyway.

and the cabinet is being remade to rubber stamp policies

Similar to the way you rubber stamped the liberal agenda as the junior senator from Massachusetts for 20 years?

that will undermine Social Security, balloon the deficit, avoid real reforms in health care and education, weaken homeland security, and walk away from critical allies around the world.

Haven't you figured out that none of that is true? Except for the critical allies part. France is NOT our friend. Neither is Germany. Neither is Russia. Neither is Saudi Arabia. Nor Palestine. Nor Syria. Nor Iran. The list is rather long. They may be allies of YOURS, but most certainly NOT allies of the United States.

Regardless of the outcome of this election, once all the votes are counted -- and they will be counted

Hello? Earth to Kerry. They WERE counted. You lost. You lost HUGE. Big-time. Landslide.

-- we will continue to challenge this administration.

Well, yeah. Unpatriotic obstructionists have a long history of that sort of thing.

This is not a time for Democrats to retreat and accommodate extremists on critical principles -- it is a time to stand firm.

Now don't squirm while the concrete sets around your feet.

I will fight for a national standard for federal elections that has both transparency and accountability in our voting system. It's unacceptable in the United States that people still don't have full confidence in the integrity of the voting process.

It's even worse when the lack of confidence is caused by dead people, convicted murderers, and illegal aliens voting.

I ask you to join me in this cause.

I bet you do.

And we must fight not only against George Bush's extreme policies

Name one. Just one. Outside of favoring open borders. That's got to stop.

-- we must also uphold our own values.

Redistribution of wealth, tax-and-spend, "Work Will Set You Free"...

This is why on the first day Congress is in session next year, I will introduce a bill to provide every child in America with health insurance.

And how do you propose to PAY for that, Senator?

And, with your help, that legislation will be accompanied by the support of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Yeah, well. I've got news for you. For every 100,000 you find to support it, a million will oppose it, once they see the cost and implementation of social medicine for their kids who are ALREADY insured.

There are more than eight million uninsured children in our nation.

That's a bogus number and you know it. If a kid is uninsured for ONE DAY, he counts as "uninsured" in that statistic. It doesn't matter that the other 364 days they WERE insured.

That's eight million reasons for us to stay together and fight for a new direction. It is a disgrace that in the wealthiest nation on earth, eight million children go without health insurance.

We are NOT the wealthiest nation on Earth. Actually, I think that title is held by Luxembourg (average salary of $53,780 per capita) Then Norway. Then Switzerland. THEN the US (about $35K per capita).

Normally, a member of the Senate will first approach other senators and ask them to co-sponsor a bill before it is introduced

That's the way it's worked for 225 years. You have a problem with that?

-- instead, I am turning to you.

Hello? You are a senator. From a small state. Before this election, NO one even knew who you were.

Imagine the power of a bill co-sponsored by hundreds of thousands of Americans being presented on the floor of the United States Senate.

Yeah, a bill to force you to sign the SF-180 would be pretty cool, doncha think?

You can make it happen. Sign our "Every Child Protected" pledge today and forward it to your family, friends, and neighbors:

Oh, fine. Spam my friends? I don't think so.

This is the beginning of a second term effort to hold the Bush administration accountable and to stand up and fight for our principles and our values.

Yo, haven't you been paying attention? We ARE fighting. There are kids who have more time in CHOW line in Iraq than you spent in Vietnam during your "two tours" of "duty".

They want you to disappear; they are counting on that.
Hardly. We tend to hold our friends real close, and our enemies closer.

I'm confident you will prove them wrong, and you will rewrite history again.

And I'm confident YOU will rewrite history. Again. Just like before. Remember Cambodia?

Here is what I want you to know. I understand the strength, commitment, and passion that are at the core of what we built together -- and I am determined to make our collective energy and organization a force to be reckoned with in the weeks and months ahead.

Dream on. What are you going to DO with a Lame Duck congress in a couple of months? Get over yourself!

Let's roll up our sleeves and get back to work for our country.

Speaking of rolling up your sleeves, can I see that war wound? Please?

Thank you,

John Kerry

What? No "F"? Where the heck did the "F" go? I knew JFK, and senator, YOU are no JFK.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Locusts from North Africa Swarm Through Cairo

My biblical prophecy is a little rusty.. ok a lot rusty.. but this makes me wonder if those crazy liberals will be blaming Bush for the second coming soon.

Apparently they are PINK locust. Which seems like it might be kind of pretty if it wasn't for the whole plaque thing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Those Funny Liberals! (+ gratuitous French bashing)

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Old Version

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

Moral of the Story:
Be responsible for yourself!

The Ant and the Grasshopper

New Version

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green"

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

John Kerry and John Edwards exclaim in an interview with Dan Rather that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share." Rather displays documents, verified by "experts", proving this.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act," retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

Moral of the Story:
Be Glad Kerry Got Stomped

Q. What's the difference between a newborn baby and a Liberal?
A. Eventually the baby is gonna' stop whining and crying and pissing it's pants.


Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?
A: At least ten, as they will need to have a discussion about whether or not the light bulb exists. Even if they can agree upon the existence of the light bulb they still may not change it to keep from alienating those who might use other forms of light.
and - or
A:None. Liberals wouldn’t actually change the light bulb, but they would show compassion for it by talking a lot about how terrible it is in the dark and more funding is needed to improve dim, 60 watt bulbs up to bright and productive 100 watt bulbs.
and - or
A: Let George Bush fix it! It’s his fault it’s dark anyway!


How do you tell the difference between Democrats, Republicans, and Texans? Read the following:

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?

Democrat Answer:

Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question. Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?

Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 911?Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day, and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.

Republican Answer: BANG!

Texans’s Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click….(sounds of reloading). BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.


Paris(AP). The French Government has announced that, in light of the Madrid bombings, France has raised the level of its terror alert from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels under the French system are “Surrender” and “Collaborate.”


A friend of mine is an officer in the naval reserve.

A few weeks ago, He was attending a conference that included admirals in both the US and the French navies.

At a cocktail reception, my friend found himself in a small group that included an admiral from each of the two navies.

The French admiral started complaining that whereas Europeans learned many languages, Americans only learned English.

He then asked. "Why is it that we have to speak English in these conferences rather than you having to speak French?"

Without even hesitating, the American admiral replied.

"Maybe it is because we arranged it so that you did not have to learn to speak German."

Monday, November 15, 2004

Quote of the Day

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so. - Ronald Reagan

The Last Battle of Vietnam

It never occurred to me, ever before,
That our Navy would win the Vietnam War.
When they took to their boats in this year of elections,
With the mission of making some major corrections
I shared their belief, John should not be elected,
And their view overdue, truth should be resurrected.
Yet I questioned the course they’d set themselves for,
Knowing how John was loved by the media whore.

Ignored and dismissed by the media queens
Being shrewd, savvy sailors they still found the means
To reach out to the people, to open their eyes
To a phony John Kerry and his war story lies.
With their very first ad, they torpedoed his boat,
A Cambodian Christmas would no longer float.
His heroics unraveled, his stories fell flat,
Especially that one ‘bout his magical hat.

John called on his lawyers and media whores,
And threatened the Swiftees with vile legal wars.
But these warriors kept charging back into the fire,
And made the folks wonder, “Is Kerry a Liar?”
Till the question of whether he’s telling the truth
Was still in their minds in the election day booth.
So the brave Swiftees gave us what we’d not had before,
They gave us our victory in the Vietnam War.

Those brave, stalwart sailors, falsely labeled as liars,
Stood firm and stood tall, kept directing their fires,
Steadfast, unrelenting, they served once again,
And defeated John Kerry, these honorable men.
All Vets can take pride, yes all, not just some,
That we won the last battle of Vietnam.

It took far too long to bring an end to our war
But we did, November Second, Two Thousand Four.

To our Brothers, forever on that long black Wall,
You’ve been vindicated now, one and all.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

Sunday, November 14, 2004

One Canadian's Opinion on US Immigration

Stay home, you pathetic, whining maggots!
- Ian Robinson, in an article for the Calgary Sun.

This is one great read. Just when you thought there was no intelligent life beyond the northern border comes this beacon of light and hope!

The author points out some of Bush's lesser quoted accomplishments..
How anybody can be unhappy with the president's re-election is beyond me.

Bush has my admiration in no small part because he manages to simultaneously annoy France and Germany, not to mention those renowned deep, geopolitical thinkers, the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, P-Diddy or whatever he's calling himself now, Gwynneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.
Then indulges in some France bashing, which is always fun.
(Interesting note about France: America invades Iraq without UN approval and America is portrayed as a barbarian striding across the world stage. Recently, France essentially invaded the Ivory Coast to protect its interests there ... without asking the UN squat. Just pointing out the hypocrisy.)
and another reason to hate France..
Plus, let's face it: France deserves to be annoyed by as many people as possible, as often as possible, if only for encouraging Jerry Lewis by telling him that he was a genius.
and another..
Not to mention for exporting snotty wine culture across the Atlantic so that otherwise reasonable North Americans have turned into cork-sniffing oenephiles -- although the word sounds like an exotic perversion, it just means wine-nerd -- who can actually say with a straight face: "This is a full-bodied Cabernet, rich with a full body tasting of plum, blackberry and leather cooked on an oak plank."
Next, he takes on the Americans that threaten to move to Canada because Bush won the election...
Anyway, the day after the U.S. election, 115,628 Americans checked out the site and those numbers haven't fallen off very much.

Before the election, some U.S. celebrities and numerous other Democrats vowed that they'd move to Canada if Bush were re-elected.

I hope I'm not alone in gently suggesting to those considering coming to Canada: Stay home, you pathetic whining maggots.
And the Baldwin brothers and Barbara Striesand..
Canada has suffered enough without having to put up with any of the Baldwin brothers or -- heaven forfend! -- Barbra Streisand.
And Michael Moore..
And frankly, I don't know if we can afford to feed Michael Moore.
The draft-dodgers..
Bad enough that Canada became a haven for the gutless wonders of the 1960s who fled the Vietnam draft. I sometimes think that the draft dodgers welcomed by the Trudeau government were a political virus that invaded our body politic, and we still suffer the lingering effects of that illness.
The pacisfists and the UN ..
Our nation's preposterous pacifism, belief in nonsense such as "soft power" and fidelity to a morally bankrupt United Nations overrun with tin-pot dictators and other left-wing idiocies, may well be traceable back to the influx of thousands of the testosterone-challenged whose allegiance to country was superceded by their allegiance to smoking dope while trying to figure out the inner meaning of Beatles songs.
Then he puts our American political squabbling in prospective.
We have immigrants coming to this country who have been hunted from the air by murderous Islamofascists in Sudan.

Some new Canadians survived the atrocities in Rwanda or old Europe's final convulsions of genocide in the former Yugoslavia.

We have physicians from some parts of the world who are willing to throw away their prestige and power in their homelands for the privilege of driving a cab in Moose Jaw.

As a nation, we ought to welcome our share of people fleeing genuine oppression, and those willing to gamble everything to secure a safe and decent future for their families.

But welcome a bunch of spoiled brats willing to abandon their very nation because they don't like the man elected to be their leader for the next four years?

Geez, in my entire lifetime, there was maybe one prime minister I'd trust to run a street-corner hot dog stand -- the rest of them weren't fit for much more than compost -- but it never occurred to me to emigrate.
And finally offers a solution:
If we close our borders to anybody, it should be these fools. They'll be easy to screen out.

They'll be the ones who are whining.
Who is this guy? I think I love him.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Fallujah, Kofi Annan, and Elections in Iraq

By Joseph Ghougassian

From May 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004 I worked as a high ranking US official on the reconstruction efforts in Iraq. My last assignment was in the rebuilding of Iraq higher education, comprised of 20 universities and 48 technical institutes and colleges. I restarted the Fulbright Program in Iraq that brought the first 25 scholars to American Universities in February 2004 after a 14 years hiatus. I traveled extensively throughout Iraq visiting the campuses, meeting with administrators, faculty and students.

I lived in Saddam Palace with more than 3000 military and civilian personnel where the Coalition Provisional Authority had set up its offices.

In my trips to the various cities of Iraq, I did not encounter any significant antagonism towards the US people, US forces or US Government. Majority of Iraqis were supportive of our liberation policy and were grateful for the sacrifices our men and women in uniforms and civilians were doing to improve their new freedom, civil liberties, quality of life, economic prosperity, and educational opportunities.

Their complaints were centered around basic necessities such as uninterrupted electricity, instant availability of gasoline, job opportunities and above all their personal safety from criminal elements and organized crimes.

Of all the 19 provinces, Anbar was problematic from the start; and of all the Iraqi cities, Fallujah had remained a bastion for Saddam’s loyalists. Since April 2003 Fallujah has been the floodgate for foreign mercenaries, terrorists, and Baathists insurgents to come and go. It was the favored escape route for the enemies of Iraq and Iraqis leading to Syria.

It has always been my belief and perception that Fallujah mirrored the heart and mind of Saddam. While Saddam, the person, is physically incarcerated, his persona, anima, mind, and heart reverberates till today in Fallujah.

Last April right after the savaged killing and desecration of the bodies of the 5 Americans, I recommended to the Pentagon to lay siege of Fallujah and fight the insurgents until the city turned in those who killed the Americans, turned in all their weapons, and submitted to the rule of law.

For a short while we conducted mopping operations in Fallujah. We were quite successful in our battle against the insurgents and terrorists. Regretfully, the UN, French, Germans, Iranians, Russians, Chinese and the Arab opinion labeled our activities as a massacre of innocents. We caved in to their opinion and stopped our military marches to clean Fallujah of the criminals. Then came Zarkawi and his band of beheaders.

They escalated the attacks on the Iraqis, Americans and foreign workers. Their evil actions threatens the national security of Iraq and hampers the US national interests in Iraq.

On November 8, 2004, the Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi rightfully realizing that there could be no political or diplomatic solution with the insurgents in Fallujah, he ordered the Iraqi armed forces to storm Fallujah and he called upon the coalition forces to assist.

Allawi and the majority of Iraqis, including a great number of Fallujan citizens know that the Zarkawis and the Iraqi insurgents must be eliminated in order to pave the way for a successful and democratic election process in January 2005.

Under no circumstances should the January national election be postponed. Not only will this be the first ever transparent election in the history of Modern Iraq, but also, in the Middle East. The Iraqis, the US, Britain, Italy, Poland, and the other members of the coalition have invested a lot and sacrificed a lot to make this election a historic reality that might revolutionize the Middle East at its core.

In the week leading to the American election, the Secretary General of the U.N., Kofi Annan remarked that Fallujah should not be resolved through military action but through a political process. Diplomacy is not a magic wand; it has its limitations. The communication language of diplomacy is dialogue. What we have seen in Fallujah since April 2003, is the language of monologue. The Iraqis and the good citizens of Fallujah have paid and are paying now dearly for having held false hopes that the insurgents and terrorists could carry a dialogue.

Once again, Kofi Annan is on the wrong side of the Iraqis. The Iraqi-American military operation must continue to the bitter end of ridding Fallujah of the extremists and enemies of Iraq, and thereby slay once and for all the anima of Saddam.

Dr. Joseph Ghougassian was US Ambassador to Qatar and Advisor in CPA/DoD.
His email is

Reprinted with Permission of the Author
Hattip -MILNET

Friday, November 12, 2004

Abortion, the Shame of Our Time

By: A Middle American Concerned about Values.

As you may have guessed I am “pro-life”. (as compared to pro-death) I am also pro-choice but the choice should be made before the decision requires killing another person. I am a woman and had the choices available to women in this time and place. If I did not want children I could choose abstinence, birth control, or as a last resort giving up the unwanted child for adoption. Choices to be made and consequences to be taken on. Those choices should never include killing.

There are so many arguments rationalizing this killing. When does life start? This is absurd. If the “little clump of cells” were not alive they would not be dividing. I will not discuss “ensoulment” as this is not about religion and there would be no possible way to read God’s mind as to when that might occur in any case. Our laws regarding abortion are absurd as well. Its OK to do it at this stage but not later. Unless there are different circumstances that make it OK . You can do it this way but not that. This time but not that. If you do it in the wrong way for the time at hand and the child that was supposed to die is born alive do you go ahead and kill it outside the womb? If so, how? In fact, in my experience in the medical profession, this child, once outside the womb now has rights he did not have 2 minutes earlier and will now be subject to all we have to offer in the way of life saving techniques. If he is saved he will more than likely suffer extensive disabilities for all of his life. I am not a crazy fanatic, I have actually seen and cared for these unfortunates. Babies that survived the procedure. One was born alive after saline amniocentesis. In this procedure a needle is inserted into the uterus and some of the amniotic fluid is removed and replaced with sterile saline. It is supposed to kill and almost always does. The little one I cared for was born quickly after this procedure and was alive. His skin was blistered and coming off all over his body. He had to be treated somewhat like a burn victim. He lived several weeks during which he suffered through more medical procedures than most of us have to endure in a full lifetime. He may have been the person that was destined to find the cure for cancer. We will never know.

I call this, “sliding scale morality”. In some cases it is OK to kill up to 24 weeks gestation but in others its 32 or 36 weeks. 20 to24 week babies that are born prematurely can and frequently do live. They feel pain, they cry, they kick and wave their arms about. Their blood pressure and heart rate go up. Do not believe, ever, that they do not feel pain.

With a great sadness I write this; I think (rather, I know) Roe v Wade should be repealed but I do not think it will be any time soon.. Abortion is a big money business. Many doctors are not very dedicated to explaining what they are about to do to the babies or to the mothers. Most doctors will not regulate themselves. If we are going to allow this disgusting and immoral practice it must be regulated by law. It must be mandatory that it be done very early, perhaps before 12 weeks. Three months should be adequate for this “choice” to be made. And there should be some reason other than inconvenience.

This is also “sliding scale morality” and is equally disgusting as our existing laws but it could be a start in the right direction. Remember, nothing is static. If the scale does not move in the right direction it will be moved in the wrong. Perhaps its OK to abort any baby at any stage for any reason. (this is almost where we are now) Well then, why not make it OK to kill the baby after birth if it has a problem, or maybe looks funny, or if the mother just changes her mind. What is the difference, really? The child has not yet reached the age of reason after all. And there could be some money to be made doing this procedure. OK then maybe the 2 or 3 or 5 year old has become a real drag on his family, or ill behaved or inconvenient. After all, the last I heard the age of reason was 7. Of course a lot of people over 7 might qualify for legal murder. The mentally deficient adults, the elderly, the very ill. And who decides. Beware of sliding scale morality! YOU may be the inconvenience to someone.

Women have the right to choose when to have children and they have a responsibility to make that choice before they become pregnant. Abortion is not a new idea and neither are women’s rights.

Consider this quote: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 19th century feminist commenting on abortion said, "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."

One last thought as it always is the response to any anti abortion statement. How about cases of rape or incest? I ask another question. Does one crime justify another? Has the victim of any crime been treated fairly? Is life always fair? No, no and no. The mother AND the baby are victims of a crime. Punish the criminal and help the victims, both of them.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason.

3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10" and 6' 2" tall and
his waist size cannot exceed 30."

Other requirements of the Guard:

They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way.

After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame. Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.


In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. God Bless and keep them.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

What is a Vet?

He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales.....

by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel...

She is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another.

- or didn't come back AT ALL.

He is the drill instructor who has never seen combat...
but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into fighting men(and women), and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals...

with a prosthetic hand.

He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow...

who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

He is a Soldier, an Airman, a Sailor and a Marine; a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

For you Vets of my father's generation, and the others before my time, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

2/75th Rgr. Btn.

Email Gem's from .::geo::.'s Mom

Bill, Hillary and Kerry are flying on Kerry's wife's private jet. Bill looks at Hillary, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $100.00 bill out the window right now and make somebody very happy."

Hillary shrugs her shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $10.00 bills out the window and make 10 people very happy."

Kerry says, "Of course then, I could throw one-hundred $1.00 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy."

The pilot rolls his eyes, looks at all of them and says to his co-pilot, "Such Bigshots back there.....I could throw all of them out the window and make millions happy.

Little Melissa comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day. "Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian Saint and we're Jewish," she asks, "will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?"

Melissa's father thinks a bit, then says "No, I don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?"

"Osama Bin Laden," she says

"Why Osama Bin Laden," her father asks in shock.

"Well," she says, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give Osama a valentine, he might start to think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and sent valentines to Osama, he'd love everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them and how he didn't hate anyone anymore."

Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with newfound pride.

"Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard."

"I know," Melissa says, "and once that gets him out in the open, the Marines could blow the sh*t out of him."

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The Vietnamization of Iraq

By: Kimmymac

When my dad (a Marine) was in the Pacific theater of World War II they would come across these pamphlets dropped by the Japanese that depicted the Marines with cartoonish bloody dripping fangs, and told the Japanese villagers that the Marines were trained to eat children.

I read an article by our own lovely AP in this Sunday's paper about some games the Marines in Iraq had organized to relieve some of the tension before going into Fallujah, and it made the Marines out to be ignorant, animal abusing monsters. One step above what the Japanese propaganda said.

Watch for the OLM to drop all pretense of supporting our troops now that they have failed in their bid to install Kerry in the WH. They will be looking to completely demoralize us wrt Iraq and Afghanistan, and they are looking for us to lose so they can destroy Bush's presidency.

The real battle has begun: The War to Prevent the Vietnamization of Iraq.

Battle stations, everyone.

(spliced not edited)

The media is playing an interesting game; they delight in reporting how "easy" the victories are (the fall of Baghdad, reaching the center of Fallujah) and after that has percolated they begin with the "...but why is Iraq still out of control? Why can't Bush get it under control when we are so powerful?"

The reporting of the "easy victories" followed by the growing sense of "US military impotence", functions like a line of coke--a quick artificial high, followed by a hell of a hangover.

It is important that the American people understand how fluid the situation is in Iraq, and how fragile whatever stability we do manage to acheive is. We need to maintain our long term commitment, and not get high on military successes, only to get hung-over at the fluidity and instability. Guerilla warfare is the most dangerous type, and urban guerilla warfare is a nightmare of epic scale. We must all be committed to stay the course, come hell or high water, and not play the media's game.

They are trying to set us up--let's not allow it. If we fail in Iraq we are done in the Middle East. If we lose now, we can chuck it all in. This fight against the spin is as important as the defeat of Kerry was; for our servicemen and women, for our future, and for the future of freedom throughout the world.

Call, write, email the media outlets. Let them know you are on to the game. Be polite, concise and on point. Monitor the squawk box, and make notes of specific points of spin. Be on their @$$ like white on rice.

War is hell--let's make sure the OLM understands just how much like hell it can become for them. Spread the joy.

Slaughter Houses Found

Iraqi National Guard is said to have discovered "hostage slaughter houses" as they moved into Fallujah.
Iraqi troops have found "hostage slaughterhouses" in Fallujah where foreign captives were held and killed, the commander of Iraqi forces in the city said Wednesday.

Troops found CDs and records of people taken captive in houses in the northern part of Fallujah, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan told reporters.

"We have found hostage slaughterhouses in Fallujah that were used by these people and the black clothing that they used to wear to identify themselves, hundreds of CDs and whole records with names of hostages," the general said at a military camp near Fallujah.


Alawi Family Members Kidnapped

Breaking News from Hammorabi.. let's hope this report is wrong. I am not finding any information on it anyplace else yet but I'd tend to think Hammorabi has good info.
Three members of Iyad Alawi's (Interim Prime minster of Iraq) family have been kidnapped according to sources in Iraq.

First cousins of IA, a cousin of his wife and another relative have been seized in their home in Baghdad and taken out be armed men.
Fox just reported Alawi's cousin and his cousin's wife were kidnapped. The terrorists are threatening to behead them unless Alawi stops the seige on Fallujah.

The Enemy Starts to Collapse

Enemy resistance in Fallujah is starting to collapse, with US forces deep inside the city and fighters pulling back to their ultimate stronghold in the Jolan district. There is no more room to retreat with the Euphrates to the west and American forces on every side.

Forget Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The NYT, WAPO and the rest. Forget all your usual sources for news. If you want to know whats going on in Fallujah and understand it, go read Belmont Club.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Denied by Globe Awards

Globes say no Moore
By: Timothy M. Gray

"The Passion of the Christ" will be considered for Golden Globe awards, but "Fahrenheit 9/11" won't.

"Passion," which Newmarket released domestically, is eligible in the foreign-language category as well as other races, such as direction and script (though not in the drama-film or comedy/musical-film categories, which are for English-lingo pics).

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. does not give out awards for docus, so it does not consider the genre in any other race, which KO's "Fahrenheit," released domestically by Lions Gate, IFC Films and Fellowship Adventure Group.


Monday, November 08, 2004

Email Gem of the Day

Republicans and Democrats

A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican's pocket and gave the homeless person fifty dollars.

Now you understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats

Survivor: Texas-Style

Network TV is reported to be developing a "Texas version" of "Survivor," the recent popular TV show.

Contestants must travel from Amarillo through Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and back to Amarillo, through San Marcos and Lubbock. Each will be driving a Volvo with a bumper sticker that reads: "I Voted for Kerry, I'm gay, and I'm here to take your guns."

The first contestant to complete the round trip is the winner.

Clinton and the Genie

Bill Clinton was walking along the beach when he stumbled upon a Genie's lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and lo-and-behold, a Genie appeared. Bill was amazed and asked if he got three wishes.

The Genie said, "Nope...Due to inflation, constant downswing, low wages in third world countries, and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So...What'll it be?"

Bill didn't hesitate. He said, "I want to be remembered for bringing peace to the Middle East, instead of that other stuff with Monica, and Jennifer, and the rest of those women. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other."

The Genie looked at the map of the Middle East and exclaimed, "Jeez, Fella! These people have been at war for thousands of years. I'm good, but not THAT good. I don't think it can be done. Make another wish."

Bill thought for a minute and said, "You know, people really don't like my wife. Even though she got elected, they call her a carpetbagger. They think she's mean, ugly, and pushes me around. I wish for her to be the most beautiful woman in the world and I want everybody to like her. That's what I want."

The Genie let out a long sigh and said, "Lemme see that map again."

Hillary Clinton Meets God

Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore were in an airplane that crashed. They're up in heaven, and God's sitting on the great white throne. God addresses Al first.

"Al, what do you believe in?"

Al replies, "Well, I believe that the combustion engine is evil and that we need to save the world from CFCs and that if any more freon is used, the whole earth will become a greenhouse and we'll all die."

God thinks for a second and says "Okay, I can live with that. Come and sit at my left."

God then addresses Bill. "Bill, what do you believe in?"

Bill replies, "Well, I believe in power to the people. I think people should be able to make their own choices about things and that no one should ever be able to tell someone else what to do. I also believe in feeling people's pain."

God thinks for a second and says "Okay, that sounds good. Come and sit at my right."

God then address Hillary. "Hillary, what do you believe in?"

"I believe you're in my chair."

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Triumph of Hope

President Bush's re-election gives the free world a second chance.

BY JOSE MARIA AZNAR - Former Prime Minister of Spain
Sunday, November 7, 2004 12:01 a.m.

Hope has triumphed.
I know that some may be surprised to read this, but I am convinced of the fact.

Hope has triumphed, and with it the confidence of the American people in the values and principles on which our shared civilization on both sides of the Atlantic is based. George W. Bush decided to respond to totalitarian terrorist attacks with a return to basic principles. He could have chosen appeasement. He could have opted for mere rhetoric. He decided not to do so. He decided to oppose brutality with steadfast conviction. Now a wide majority of his people has backed this policy. It has confirmed that there is hope in our way of life, a form of hope that derives its strength from its essential convictions, a hope that is manifested in the desire to defend freedom above all else.


Hope For World Peace

India gets it. Someone tell the Moore-ons.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Iraq Began Voter Registration LAST MONDAY

“Today voter registration is starting all over the country,” said Farid Ayar, the spokesman for Iraq’s Independent Electoral Commission. “It is going well up until now.” - Khaleej Times
Not a word from CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN or even FOX? This wasn't news worthy? I've heard about Ashley Simpson having acid reflux at least a dozen times. I heard for 6 days straight every conceivable slant to the missing explosives that were not there to be missing to begin with story. But Iraqis registering to vote for the first time was not worthy of a mention?

Wonder what else is happening over there. I'll do some digging.

Iraq Begins Voter Registration! Hattip: Mudville Gazette

Re-Education Camp - Lesson 1

By now we should all be aware that the version of history presented to us on a daily basis for the last 30 years by the likes of Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Ted Koppel is corrupt and in many cases ignores honest, blunt, truth in favor of blatherisms, spin and out right lies if it furthers the media's agenda.

For instance, we know now that the Vietnam War was not what they sold us. They fed us Hanoi's propaganda version of the war. Piped it right into our living rooms night after night until we fell in step with their cause. We know now, or should know after 3 million souls were slaughtered by our enemies, that the truth is that Vietnam was a just war. A noble cause. A cause we lost because of misinformation.

I am going to undertake here, in a series of articles, to re-examine history and search out the blunt truths we were not told.

Lesson 1 - Pajama Journal Re-Education Camp
Iran- Contra
Good evening, class.

(Your instructor tonight is Kimmymac.)

Iran-Contra came about because leftist bastards in the senate like JOE BIDEN (a kerrorist--Biden was Kerry's foreign affairs advisor) had pushed through an AMENDMENT to the US Constitution Exclamation which meant to severly restrict the Executive powers. (Presidential) It was meant to keep Reagan (then President) from fighting the communists, such as the Sandinista government of Nicarauga.

This amendment was a clear usurption of power and totally violated the founding father's vision of three balanced branches of power within the government (Executive, Legislative, Judicial) but the Democrats were able to pass this amendment because they were very much the majority at the time.

So in an attempt to fight communism in Latin America, Oliver North and others higher up devised a plan to siphon funds and funnel them to the Contras, American friendly, pro-democracy freedom fighters trying to overthrow Daniel Ortega and the repressive, hostile Sandinista government, which, despite Jiminy Karter's give away of millions and millions of dollars to them, openly mocked the US and reneged on all their promises to restore human rights.

When Reagan came to power you remember that the hostages in Iran were released immediately. Can't talk about all why, but just know that a deal was brokered. It isn't always pretty, doing diplomatic deals with @$$holes, but it saved a lot of American lives.

When Biden and his Bastards (Kennedy featured prominently in this coup, btw) pushed through the amendment, Ollie North et al had to go underground to fund pro American groups like the Contras.

Some @$$hole ratted out the program, and of course Biden and his Bastards jumped all over it, with the aiding and abetting of the OILM (not yet OILM) and attempted to bring down the Reagan Administration, ala the Nixon Administration.

Ollie North stood his ground, and it was his testimony in front of the snarling toga wearers in the Senate and House that turned public opinion. Thousands and thousands of telegrams of support for Col. North swamped Capitol Hill, and the Democrats were forced to beat a hasty retreat.

Fawn Hill, who another poster referenced, was Ollie's young secretary. The press tried to insinuate their was something illicit between she and the married Colonel, but it was just the jackals trying to spread gossip. Ollie's wife is a very nice person, and she and their daughters were hurt by the OILM's nasty and baseless gossip. Fawn Hill got freaked and admitted attempting to destroy documents at the request of Colonel North, an admission which made me very angry at her. This was a case when it truly is okay to "lie" and break the law, as clearly there was a greater good, and the "law" was an extra-constitutional kangaroo bravo sierra law, at that.

The Biden amendment, btw, was later repealed. It was so shockingly out of bounds that the GOP finally succeeded in getting rid of it. Even Ted Kennedy was shamed into voting it out. If you know anything about how difficult it is to rescind an amendment, then you have some idea.

Thank you class. Have a great evening.

There you have it. Stay tuned for the next installment of Correcting History at the Pajama Journal Re-Education Camp.

Friday, November 05, 2004


Thursday, November 04, 2004


There, we are settled in on the new server. Hopefully there will not be so much lag.

Since the election is over I am busy digging out from under the clutter than has built up over the last couple of months. I mowed my grass, and I use the term loosely being as there were definately some trunks involved, weedwacked, used the blower and generally cleaned up outside today. My neighbors came out and formed a small group on the corner. They stared. When I finished the broke into spontaneous applause. I bowed.

Tonight I will try and find the dog and the cat and start IV feeding.

Moving Day

Switching servers because Free doesn't always = better. Blogger has been very sluggish and it's annoying the hell out of me so we are moving over to

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So What Now?

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Message To The Left

Can we make it any clearer?

What The Bloggers Are Saying

From The Right:

Little Green Footballs says -
Congratulations, lizardoids. We did it.

Tomorrow, the seething starts. The reaction from Europe is going to be something to savor for a very long time

Instapundit says -
SPEAKING OF THE GRACEFUL ACCEPTANCE OF LOSS ... Senator Kerry, how about a concession speech? Remember how good Al Gore looked in 2000, when he finally gave his concession speech?

Infinite Monkey's says -
Screw you, hippies!

Hugh Hewitt says -
... No reasonable interpretation of the data in any of these races can give any of these candidates a win, but they are hanging on.

This is not the conduct of a great party, but it is also not surprising for the party of Michael Moore. What an example for the new democracies in Afghanistan and Iraq. Perhaps sleep will bring wisdom to this group. Sleep, and a good hard look at what Al Gore has become.

Shot In The Dark says -

Chrenkoff says -
Kerry's actions overnight are a scandal. Media's abetting of Kerry's tantrum is an even bigger scandal. It's time to end this farce.

From The Left:

Wonkette says -
Reliable Source: Director, Rock the Vote: "Nobody wants to throw a party for a bunch of losers."

The Daily Kos says -
by kos
Wed Nov 3rd, 2004 at 06:24:27 GMT

The more I think about it, the more pissed off I am that the networks are calling Ohio when the state is still clearly undecided.

Left Is Right says -
For the next four years we are not going to be led by hope, fairness and compassion, but ruled by fear, hate and domination.

Liberals must channel the loathing and anger we have, fed by the arrogant and dispassionate behavior of the ruling class, into an even bolder determination and more passionate fervor not seen since the civil rights movement of the 1960's. All is lost only if we think it. Now is the time to jumpstart the revolution.

Or move to Canada.

Uh-Huh Uh-Huh


Too Groggy To Gloat



Senator Kerry.. You were the wrong candidate,
at the wrong time, in the wrong country.

You clearly didn't go in with a PLAN TO WIN...

You obviously didn't have an EXIT STRATEGY...

You were a DISTRACTION...


More gloating after coffee.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


I'm going over to my Mother's house to get drunk and watch the returns. You are all on your own.

I may or may not check in as the evening wears on.

Rasmussen Final Projection

Just Released...


Bush 50.2%

Kerry 48.5%

Other 1.3%


Bush Looking Good In Minnesota

AOL online exit poll for Minnesota and US.

Who did you vote for?

Results for: MN U.S.

George W. Bush, GOP 53% 57%

John Kerry, Dem 45% 41%

Ralph Nader, Ind 1% 1%

Other 1% 1%

Michael Badnarik, Lib 0% 0%

Michael Peroutka, CST 0% 0%

David Cobb, Grn 0% 0%

Total Votes: 297,829

Washington State Exit Poll

Before you read this keep the following in mind:

1. Exit polls do not count and are not reliable unless they show your guy in the lead.

2. I can't think of another rule but when I do I'll put it here.
Now, with that in mind. A reader sends me the following. I have no idea where she gets her data but because I like the data I am accepting it as factual and will share it with you.
I just did the exit poll. It has these numbers for Washington State:

Bush 56%
Kerry 41%

191,861 total votes!

Let Me Be Perfectly Clear

I am not going to report any polls I don't like.

I will only report results that tend to reaffirm what I believe to be true.

I am not Fox. I will not be Fair and Balanced. Not that Fox is either Fair Or Balanced.

However I am honest and so I am telling you that the only thing you are going to find here is that George W. Bush is winning reelection and the world is rejoycing.

'Nuff Said.

Guam Goes Bush

• George W. Bush 17,264
• John Kerry 9,540
• Ralph Nader 153
• Campagna Badnarik 53

Source: Guam Election Commission
Electronic ballots from from 53 of 53 precincts and
paper ballots from 45 of 53 precincts

I like Guam. Guam has it's collective head screwed on straight. But.. So umm.. how many electoral votes is this worth?

Full Results

MIAs Identified from The Vietnam War

A day of sadness to reflect on their sacrifice, and a day of comfort to families who can reach closure as their loved ones have finally come home...

Please take a moment to say a prayer for these families.

Thank you,

- Chief

NavyChief aka Troy Jenkins served with Senator Kerry on the US/Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs from 1994 to 1998. Senator Kerry was MIA during Troy's whole tour with the POW/MIA office.
NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense

No. 1098-04
Nov 02, 2004

Six servicemen missing in action from the Vietnam War have been identified and are being buried as a group at Arlington National Cemetery Friday with full military honors.

Air Force Col. Theodore E. Kryszak, Buffalo, NY

Air Force Col. Harding E. Smith, Los Gatos, CA

Air Force Lt. Col. Russell D. Martin, Bloomfield, IA

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luther L. Rose, Howe, TX

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ervin Warren, Philadelphia, PA

On June 23, 1966, the crew was aboard an AC-47 “Spooky” gunship flying a nighttime armed reconnaissance mission over southern Laos. At about 9:25 p.m., the aircraft radioed, “we have a hot fire,” and another radio transmission was heard to order “bail out.” Witnesses reported the aircraft was on fire, then crashed into a heavily wooded area 30 miles northeast of Tchepone, in Khannouan Province, Laos. No parachutes from the crew were observed and no emergency beepers were heard. An aerial search of the site found no evidence of survivors.

In cooperation with the Lao government, a joint team of U.S. and Lao specialists traveled to a suspected crash site in Khammouan Province in October 1994 where a villager took them to an area where personal effects, aircraft wreckage, crew-related materials and a crew member’s identification tag were found.

In May-June 1995, a joint U.S.-Lao team excavated the site where they recovered human remains as well as identification media of other aircrew members.

The U.S. recovery team members were from the Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii (CILHI). CILHI scientists applied a wide array of forensic techniques to the recovered remains, including comparisons of dental charts and x-rays, as well as the use of mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

The DNA sequencing was done by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, whose results aided the CILHI scientists in identifying the remains. More than 88,000 Americans are missing in action from all conflicts.

Of these, 1,849 are from the Vietnam War. The CILHI is now part of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

For more information please call the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) at (703) 699-1169, or visit