Monday, December 31, 2007

Next Year's Gifts for Guys Recomendation.

OK.. I am a utilitarian kind of guy. I'm not much for the graceful things in life but instead admire the usefulness of something. My nephew and niece and the 'clan' got me a gift this year that I have come to admire for its utilitarian perfection. It was a presentation basket with candles and books from

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.



I have had the opportunity to put it to the test and it gets a 5-Star recommendation from the IOpian product testing lab.

The candles smell nice too...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Curtains Is Havun a Birthday

Congrats Nanc for One year of delightful blogging.....



It's Curtains For You

sorry it isn't perfume..

Consider This...

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.



Drudge has a link to this article. Bill Clinton would advise Hillary, if asked, were she to be elected.


So... consider this:

* Married people can file taxes jointly, as if they were one person.

* They cannot be compelled to testify against one another. An expansion of the right against self-incremination.

* Fiscally speaking they are considered one and the same as far as debt liability and ownership. This is further supported in cases of divorce as mutual property.

Now further consider that Hillary is trying to sell her 'experience' as a ready to go commander-in-chief. During the Clinton administration she acted on the behalf of the President as a special international envoy of the highest order... the President's spouse. The other half.

She most surely advised her husband as his closest council in presedential decisions.

I doubt the Congress that passed the term limitation every saw the possibility of a husband and wife team being able to hold the Presidency for a term longer than FDR's.

So the question is: was she 'acting' as a defacto co-President and will Bill Clinton get a chance to possibly serve, in an influential sense, two more terms?

I guess it depends on what the meaning of marriage is.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Keeping a Stiif Upper Lip

The BBC finds a grey cloud in every silver-lining.

Hard as they've tried Iraq is stabilizing, their boys the 'freedom fighters' have had their asses handed to them, the use of military force can resolve problems and what they saw as Bush's and Blair's stubborness to stay the course may have been resoluteness and leadership; an attribute alien to the Left.

The BBC and the rest of the Left's media have been wrong from the beginning to the end. Why should we heed their opinions in the future ?

The United States of California ?

The 'STATE' of California has passed legislation and is suing the rest of us to conform to their law.
The Governor's money quote: "There's no legal basis for Washington to stand in our way."
Sorry Arnold but there is. Article VI paragraph two:
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
I love this part: ' Schwarzenegger accused the federal government of "ignoring the will of tens of millions of people" by failing to approve the legislation.'
Well Gov, California might be ignoring the will of a few hundred million of us that have yet to recognize your state as the center of our national government.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

How Thoughtful..

The multiculturalist mangers of the tallest remaining building in New York City decided to kickoff of Eid-al-Fitr by lighting the building green. How considerate. I'm sure there are about 2,752 others that wish they could have been there to admire the salute to muslims worldwide.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Left or Right Brained

Are you left or right brained ?

When I first saw this last night she was spinning counter-clockwise. I could not imagine how anyone could see it as spinning clock-wise until I tilted my head slightly to the right. Then I saw her spin clock-wise.

This morning when I first viewed it she was spinning clock-wise and have now found I can freely see her spin either direction at will.


Sir Richard Tempting Fate

More evidence that there is no correlation between intelligence and wealth accumulation.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Pieces of The Big Lie

InfoPlease:Rehoboam

Here is an example of how The Big Lie is perpetrated piece by piece until it accepted as fact. I was building a big post about the various kings that have ruled Israel. I really couldn't remember when the dynasty David had created split and which kingdom was ruled from Jerusalem. I ran across the king Rehoboam who was the last king of the united Israel. Then I linked into InfoPlease:


Rehoboam , in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of Solomon. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam I as their king. Rehoboam's foolish insolence to the protesting tribespeople is celebrated. In Rehoboam's reign Palestine was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam.


Searching further I find this split took place around 931 B.C. Palestine, on the other hand, wouldn't even exist for another millenium:

"In AD 135, after putting down the Bar Kochba revolt, the second major Jewish revolt against Rome, the Emperor Hadrian wanted to blot out the name of the Roman "Provincia Judaea" and so renamed it "Provincia Syria Palaestina", the Latin version of the Greek name and the first use of the name as an administrative unit. The name "Provincia Syria Palaestina" was later shortened to Palaestina, from which the modern, anglicized "Palestine" is derived. "

The last line of the InfoPlease entry should read :

"In Rehoboam's reign Judah was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam. "

Could it be that the modern word 'Jew' is derived from being from the kingdom of Judah?

Now about that pan-arabist/muslim/palestinian claim to Israel as their native homeland...

"The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Roman "Palaestina". Quoting Golda Meir:

The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity. [In an article by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, November 25, 1995]"

What Gore Has Done For World Peace

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Something To Think About

Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?


Why Conservatives Appear Heartless.

What Conservatives understand that Liberals don't...
The Man and the Butterfly

The Left's Worst Nightmare

This would be Harry Reid's worst nightmare. Might cause a bit of insomnia for democratics that wanted the troops to leave in defeat instead of in victory and prove they were wrong in every way if phased withrawl becomes a reality before the coming election. "yeah we wanted them home.... but not like this..." but instead as that stubborn Bush has said all along.. as the Iraqi's stand up we'll stand down.

I am still waiting on all that oil we went over there to steal.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Trouble On Two Fronts

Mat 7:212 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Mat 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Mat 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Mat 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday Prayers


This week we have some special guests offering their most inspiring verses. A debt of gratitude goes to John Edwards for crossing over and bringing us this message from 'The Other Side'.

Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin and Yassar Arafat will now recite a passage that was the inspiration for their lives' work and obeidient adherence to the word of Allah.


[5.20] And when Musa said to his people: O my people! remember the favor of Allah upon you when He raised prophets among you and made you kings and gave you what He had not given to any other among the nations.
[5.21] O my people! enter the holy land which Allah has prescribed for you and turn not on your backs for then you will turn back losers.



Note: 'Musa' is Moses,'O my people' are the Israelites and 'the holy land' is... go ahead give it a guess. Here's a hint: it wasn't Palestine because the concept of 'Palestine' wouldn't exist for centuries.

Here's my last hint: It starts with an ' I '.

Now THAT"S an American !!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Can't Never Could; Won't Never Would


Most of my friends tell me I was lucky... it wasn't luck but simple deduction. Here's the story:

This guitar is one of my most prized possessions. It is a 1978 Fender Stratocaster. I call it Frankenstrat. ( high res pic open and zoom in for a freakout )



Now most guitarist might tell you that a guitar is more than just an instrument. This one is bears a history of 30 years. It has paid for itself several times over in one rock club band or another and even paid for my tution in college so if the house caught fire this would be one of the things I'd take out with me. It is irreplaceable.

I retired it a long time ago and a Thinline Telecaster became my guitar of choice. But over the years I modified it to where it no longer resembles the original guitar. Other than the body the only original piece of equipment is the black pickup in the neck position. I replaced the others with a DiMarzio in the bridge position for an ear piercing sound and a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder in the middle position for a nice defined mid-tone sound. I actually got the courage ot rout out the body to drop a Kahler cam whammy in it so it would mount flush and then yanked the tone pots out and wired all pickups directly to the volume knob. Put and locking system on the upper neck. To get it in tune you just whammy the hell out of it. The worse you treat it the better it stays in tune.

So I have friend I've been in bands with for years and simply my music bud with a studio in Moore, OK and I left the guitar over there so I'd have something familar to play when I was in town. It was there for years. Around February of this year his house was burglarized and the guy took of with this guitar, a small mini strat, his guns, a mic, a camera and all the change on his table ad some credit cards. My friend came home from work and must have scared the guy off because a couple of other guitars were leaned up against the outside wall of the house waiting for pickup.

My friend called immediately and the police were over there. Next day I went into the city to get the scoop. I wasn't mad but felt bad that my friend felt so bad about that guitar getting stolen. The first thing that was appaent was that whoever did this was an idiot. He took about $20 of change from a can and all that other stuff but immediately within range was an $8000 custome built laptop for digital recording and two large flat screens and near-field monitors at $1500 bucks a pop. I figured whoever did this lived nearby and carried the stuff out of the house down the drain canal behind his house. I figured it was a crackhead or just my punks. Not only that the dumbass came back a couple of days later and burgled the house again. This time my friend was awaken and was sitting in his bed with a .357 pointed into the hallway. The guy saw him in the mirror and bolted. He was one step away from being splattered on the wall.

But I told him I was going to find that guitar and if I find the person before the cops he was going to wish the cops had got to him before I did. My friend figured the stuff to be long gone and it would just be a wassted effort. I had already dug throw my music stuff and found the original tag with the serial number on it. So that weekend I printed off a map of Moore-Norman and S. OKC.

Now OKC is flat and the streets are grids. So I went to every pawn shop in Moore and I learned that unless I had the serial number and a picture it was going to be hard to describe the guitar. Went ount on the web and got pics of every piece of equipment on that thing and made the flyer you see sitting by the guitar describing every nick, faded finish areas and cigarette stain on it. Printed 25 copies with contact info. So the next weekend I called the drummer that had played with us over the years because he was recovering from a crack addiction and had been on the streets for a while. And we went looking.

Now it was only a couple of days after the burglary that someone using my firend's credit card account had tried to open an account at the Home Depot in south Moore. The police must have had an idea of who it was because the dumbass had given real info like their phone number. So the police go to the residenc on some kind of a DHS issue and find the credit cards and the guitar case. The idiot lived right down the street from my friend... at the end of the drainage canal ! He was not at home but his girlfriend told the police where he was and they went to the apartment and his dumbass buddy invited them in. They find the burglar and he had crack on him so his ass went to County.

Here we are two weeks later and the drummer and I are eating and I told him my search plan. I figured the burglar had an old beatup car that wouldn't get him too far or the gas money so he would have heading to a pawn shop outside of Moore but not too far. Having grown up in South OKC both of use knew where all the pawn shops were all the way up to the Northside. So I showed him my map and I had it divided north and south down Santa Fe Ave which divides OKC. Then I showed him I had planned to search west of there up to 89th street west. Next weekend it would be 89th east of Santa Fe, Then every weekend move the pattern up tp 59th street and keep doing this until I got to North 23rd before I would give up.

So the place we are eating is right off 74th street( I-240) and Walker( 1 mile west of SantaFe). so we head out and my friend says hey you know there are two pawn shops on Western that are on our way. We go to the first one which is large and I gave them a flyer, all took a look at it and hadn't seen it come through there. If I had a name they could search the database but at that time I hadn't gone to the OSCN website to research the court dockets. So we leave that Paw shop and head south about 8 blocks into a smaller pawn shop. I tell the guy the story and give him a flyer. He hadn't seen it. As we were starting to leave I noticed one of the guys that worked there was talking to the manager in hushed tones. I was about at the door when the guy yells wait... we have that guitar... I freaked out. They couldn't tell us who pawned it for confidentialty
but I called my friend in Moore and got info on the other stuff and the camera and mic were there too. so we called the OKC PD and they said they'd have someone out there. Waited two hours and no cops. SO I left the pawn shop guy my cell number and told him I'd be five minutes away. He called when the police arrived by the time we got there she had left. So it took two months to get the friggin OKC PD to do something. They said it was Moore PD jurisdiction though we were in OKC. Two friggin months to get them off their ass after I had done all the work for them. It took six months to get the guitar that finally ended up in OKC custody and we wouldn't have gotten that if I hadn't got fed up and on a whim was walking through a mall and went up to an OKC police captain soing some kind of a demostraton thing and asked him how the hell I can get someone to go down and get the stuff out of the pawn shop. He gave me a phone number and the lady there had the stuff in two days. To this date We still haven't gotten the guitar case back from the Moore PD and in fact have had to constantly contact them to make sure it doesn't get auctioned off.

I eventually searched the OSCN network and guessed about what day the burglar would have been to preliminary and found him. I know know his name, how old he is, how much he weighs, where he lives, what his SSN is, what his phone number is, his car make model and tag number and his prior arrest. He has a history of drug convictions and possesion of stolen goods. I also know where he's lived in the past and cronies he's been arrested with on more than one occasion. His mother used her house to bond him out. He skipped out of his trial. So now all of his former suspended sentences kick in, he's charged with 2 counts 2nd degree burglary. He is 42 and it amounts to the rest of his life in prison.

Never say never. Can't never could; won;t never would.

Churchill on War

Quotations on War - Churchill:

Note to the wise Democrats in Congress and those wanting to be the leader of the free world. Here's how a real statesman views the complexities of war:

"'Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.'

--Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)"

The Okie Goes to Boston

Recently may largest client bought a healthcare company and I had to go to Boston to get a cursory understanding of their payroll system. I was apprehensive about my Okie accent but nobody ever said a thing unlike when I had to go to Denver and the people there came up to me wanting me to say that 'you all thing'.

But it turned out that I absolutley loved Boston. The people there were all great and after work the network crew and I would go out and hit some nice restaurants on the North End and a pub or two on the way back. One that I really like was The Tap. On the night we were there Bruce Jacques was performing. If you make it up that way try to see him. I laughed til I had tears in my eyes. He is a unique musician/comedian and had the place hopin.

What he does is a one-man show. As he goes through the songs he dresses for the song.. right on stage. He did the Guns & Roses version of Knockin on Heaven's door. He dressed as Axel Rose. When it came to the lead part he threw on a stove-pipe hat, rolled up his sleeves and fired up a cigarette and was Slash for the lead break. Never missed a beat. My favorite was Bittany Speers. Here his is doing Kid Rock...

Sorry Bruce for taking your pick but hey it is free publicity.
I'll take it down if you want.

You can follow the link to his page and he has booking info, schedule, photos and bio. I asked him if he had thought about going national he said he just wanted to stay regional in MA and RI.

So if you're ever up there and want to be entertained go see him.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Obama: 'Jimmy Carterly' Naive

Obama wants to rid the world of nukes. Somehow if the US reduces our stockpile it will reduce the threat of terrorism...?? Oh yeah I'm sure we have the Pakistanis onboard for that. I cut the guy some slack for a while thinking he was simply inexperienced ... but now I'm conviced he is not all as bright as he presents himself to be. He is the 'Cotton-Candy Candidate'; looks good on the outside but once you bite into it there's nothing there.
Hope he wins the nomination though and Thompson wins his party's nomination. Love to see the debates.

Thought Thugs

We now know where these people stand on free unfettered expression.

It is a quantum leap of the imagination to go from Rush taking about some soldiers that lied about their service ( 8 of them with MacBeth being the latest left prop ) to construing it to mean ALL soldiers that oppose the war in Iraq. But then again these are left wing 'thinkers'.

Yet they overlook the direct implication towards all soldiers when Harry Reid implied they were losers, Kerry implied they were idiots, Kenndey implied some were gulag guards, Durbin implied some were like concentration camp guards and the entire military to be incompetent because they haven't found Bin Laden.

Rush must really get under their skin. Like shining light on roaches.

The Guns of October 08



Both parties are keeping their big guns in the shed until the nominations are determined. Should Hillary win the nomination they will pull this one out and open fire. There is something most foul about this whole Vince Foster affair and it deserves further scrutiny. The articles below are long and somewhat of a task to get through but if anyone is interested in who Hillary really is they are worth the read.

One view:
Vince Foster

And another:
Vincent Foster

Before the Death:
Frontline: Once upon a time in Arkansas:
Vince Foster's Journal


After the Death:
Failure of the Public Trust

Apocalypse Soon ?

John Kennedy (R) from Massachusetts

Sunday, September 30, 2007

How to get Hillary elected.

Splitting the Republican party would be a paramount act of stupity and would in fact create the situation they are trying to prevent... President Hillary Clinton and her advocacy for murdering little human beings as a right of 'choice'. ( Notice how the high ideal of choice is diminished when she talks about health care ? )

Republicans would do well to recall that in 92 Perot siphoned off votes that George Bush would have received and consequently Bush would have defeated Clinton by a comfortable margin. Instead Clinton was elected as a minority candidate and because of Perot we had to deal with eight long and tiring years of the Clinton follies.

Then again this article could just be liberal propaganda... it is, after all, from the New York Times.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Great Moments In Liberal History

1979

George Soros Creates the Open Society Institute


We've all heard the harping from the Left about a 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy'. Not just any conspiracy but a 'vast' conspiracy and I guess it must be true.

Rarely mentioned is its counterpart on the Left. Heading ( funding ) the camp is Soros.

David Horowitz has a site called Discover The Network.org . He was slammed and ridiculed almost immediately by a heavy barrage from the intellectual left at sites like this. Now I must be fair here and add that I have a hard time believing all these people, on either side, meet in a 'Star Chamber' setting discussing how they are going to conquer the world.

I also think that simply having a common cause hardly rises to the nefarious implications of a conspiracy.

There is a certain degree of admiration that I have for an immigrant like Soros that came to America and made his mark. That's about where it ends for my positive opinion of him. What does concern me is the fact that large dollars can buy an American political party and be used to manifest the social concepts of an eccentric billionaire. The very type of thing the Left characterizes the Republicans as being.

So let's hear from the owner of the DNC concerning the frat party at Abu Ghraib. I thought about dubbing crowd chants of 'Sieg Heil' at the points of applause but they are doing such a good job I didn't bother.

Here's the Clip---> THE CLIP

For all those hinting about constitutional change so Arnold can be President ... So too could Soros.

We Don't Need No Education...

Here we find a group of Berkeley freshemen memorizing the answers to their Adavanced Government Studies for the Gifted course final.


** Sorry for rippin off the title but I just happen to be listening to 'The Wall' while I was doing this. Mere coincidence ? Yep that's how it queued.

Weekly Devotional



Daniel 11:31:

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Starting at Mark 13:13:

And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter [therein], to take any thing out of his house:

And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

For [in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here [is] Christ; or, lo, [he is] there; believe [him] not:

For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.

But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.



From the Koran: ( Isa is Jesus )

[43.63] And when Isa came with clear arguments he said: I have come to you indeed with wisdom, and that I may make clear to you part of what you differ in; so be careful of (your duty to) Allah and obey me:

[61.6] And when Isa son of Marium said: O children of Israel! surely I am the apostle of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Taurat and giving the good news of an Apostle who will come after me, his name being Ahmad, but when he came to them with clear arguments they said: This is clear magic.

Bit of a contradiction. Mohammed's mistake was using Judaism and Christianity as a basis for his religion because those religions invalidate the possibility of another messiah after the Messiah ( the Alpha and Omega ).

Now how does one communicate that nuance to the ignorant masses with a 6th century mentality and tell them that what they believe in and die for is the machinations of a false prophet?

No wonder the Saudi's won't allow Bibles into the kingdom.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

General Observations...

because I can't think of anything else to blog about.

I've read in passing about last night's Democrat debate # 4,965. I caught some clips on FoxNews and noticed that now they are now talking about giving up on Iraq towards the end of their first term instead of immediatley. Richardson the end of his first term but who really cares what the inconsequential candidates think ? I think the three possible viable candidates Clinton, Obama and Edwards who will have talked themselves into a quandry in the coming months. Especially as the Iraq conflict begins to wind down into an useasy peace.

Their first problem is that their party is extremely skewed to the left where traditional Democrats, the last vestiges of what used to be referred to as conservative Democrats, drift away from the absurdities of the left-wing lunatics like Kos and MoveOn.org (Soros' poodles). These would be the older Democrats that go to church on Sunday and remember a more sane and honorable Democratic party. I would call them the JFK Democrats. Though they too may show mild symptoms of BDS they still honor their country, have a sense of duty to country and as grownups would never allow the Kos Kidz and the other influencial children of the party to have power. These people may possibly be drawn to Clinton but may balk at Edwards or Obama because of their youth and inexperience. They may even be drawn to Thompson much in the way of the Reagan Democrats.

The second problem is that all their prognostications of gloom and doom in Iraq are not going to pan out and will cause two problems. One exposing their lack of the right stuff of leadership and the other being their willingness to modify their stance as events change in Iraq. Eventually Clinton will be telling us she was for it all along.

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Clinton being the most likely to win the nomination will have to face her past. I am sure that the Republicans have polished the big guns and have them safely stored away until both nominees are selected. Then we'll hear about Vince Foster, for something is afoul surrounding that whole affair. We'll see her in her full pandering glory because, unlike Edwards and Obama, she does have a record.

If I were a debate commentor or interviwer there is one question/point I would like to pose to her. In her testimony on the Rose Law Firm/Whitewater affair she said some 200+ times that she couldn't recall, couldn't remember or wasn't sure. So my point would be why should we elect, as leader of the free-world, someone that has that bad of a memory or is that deceptive.

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I've noticed that on some blogs Democrats go ballistic when their party is called the Democrat party. They will insist it be called the Democratic Party. Ok then... if members of the Republican party can be called Republicans why not call members of the Democratic party Democratics ? But I do understand that consistentcy is not an attribute of the leftist mind.

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Kucinich... what the hell is wrong with the people in the district that keeps eleting him? Many of my clients are in all parts of Ohio and I think they are very normal and intelligent people. Is there some dark vortex of less-than-bright people that others in Ohio have fled from leaving only Darwin fodder?

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Dan Rather... A lot like watching Brittney come crashing down or Elvis getting fat and drugged out. Sad watching the suicide of a legacy.

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Got a good chuckle out of Ahmindeedanutjob propoganda at Columbia about Iran respecting international law... of course most of the libtards that were applauding him have not a clue about the 1979 act of war he was part of.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The 'Greenspan Awakening'

Drudge is running a Red Light Banner.. Greenspan says Iraq war was about oil.

No shi'ite sherlock! The question being whether Iraq's oil reserves would be controlled by a belligerent genocidal sociopath or a duly elected democratic government.

There are many more reasons for removing the regime of which this is just one. For me his igorning 17 UN resolutions, his attempted assassination of GHW Bush, his genocide of the Kurds and Shia, his abrogation of the 91 cease fire agreement, his attack on Kuwait, his burning of the oil wells and dumping oil in the Arabian Gulf, his payments to young Palestinian murder's families, his harboring and training of terrorists, his quest for more lethal weaponry were sufficient reasons to attack him. So why not throw the 'Greenspan Awakening' in for good measure?

Of course this plays into the hands of the historically-challenged neo-leftists but I have news for them... almost every major war in history has been about the control of resources. Whether it is Spice, Drugs, Steel, Food, Living Space or Oil. This is why Japan attacked us.. we stopped sending them steel and other comodities. Hitler attacked Romania and Russia for Oil. The British went to war with China over Opium and eventually created an empire to control natural resources as did the Romans, the Greeks, , France, Spain... nothing new here folks. The entire American history is predicated on control of resources.

But to the clueless 'progressive' moonbat this will just appear to validate their BDS.
I mean, for them, history is so... yesterday.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Withdraw the troops...from Korea

President Bush's response should have been..."We too look forward to the day the Korean conflict is over so we can withdraw out troops from the Korean Penninsula."

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nuances

Well, at least Barney Frank isn't bumping his feet against this guy. Can't have members of Congress exhibiting lewd behavior in public can we ?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Obama: Net Gain of Zero

Ref: This article

Obama +1: Yes this mantra of Hillary blaming the Republican attack machine is getting old and is a little juvenile. Every single time some truth about what a typical sleazy politician she is comes out then it is the Republican's fault when they are merely pointing out an obvious fact. In the case where it is not necessarily a Republican, per se, then she broadens it to be the Right-Wing attack machine.

A politician that would get my attention is one that comes out and says something like "I am running for the Presidency and not against candidate A, B, or C".

Obama -1: We all know damn well that Michelle was referring to Hillary Clinton's toleration of Bill's propensity to think with the wrong head. Lying and spinning only makes them look like lawyers.

And a note to all of them: George Bush cannot run again so quit running against him.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Warm Fuzzies From A Legend

Louis Armstrong was ( and still is ) in a Class all to himself.

General Musings on the Future

I generally keep up with embedded bloggers like Michael Yon, Bill Roggio and Iraqis the brothers at Iraq The Model. In the past they have told the bad right along with the good concerning Iraq. I simply am tired of having to filter the DNC talking points out of the traditional new sources. So I come away getting the picture that even Rumsfeld had it right that it would be a long hard slog. Now it is starting to bear positive results but will still be difficult to consolidate our gains.

The situation has come a long way this year. The war was declared unwinnbale, a failure and, by those great and deep thinkers in the Senate, lost. They pronounced the surge would do no good and failing even before all of the components were in place. Now those people are once again being proven wrong. They were wrong before the invasion, wrong during the occupation and wrong about the current status.

This got me to thinking about how much things can change in a year. With the election more than a year away I think the Democrats have talked themselves into a very problematic situation. With it looking far more likely that a strengthening Iraq supported by an international coalition will prevail over time the democrats will have a hard time back-tracking out of their positions. Allow me to substitute the word 'the war' into the future with the word 'Victory'. So here is the situation the Democrat contenders and pundits could face:

Obama: I was against Victory before I was for it.

Hillary: I was for Victory before I was against it before I was for it.

Edwards: I was for Victory all along. The spirit of John Kennedy came upon me and showed me that he would want us to bear any burden and oppose any foe in the defense of liberty.

Kucinich: I was against Victory and I'm still against it.

John Kerry: You know, I was in Vietnam. Well.. it's the only word I know with a 'V' in it.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Greatest Love Of All

LeftThink:
Exemplified by Whitney Houston's 'The Greatest Love of All.

Everybody's searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed At least I lived as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all



RightThink:
Jesus as qouted in the book of John 15:13

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Brave Jihad Warrior

This is the Brave Jihad Warrior as he sees himself.


This is the Brave Jihad Warrior as he is.


He suffers from a disease of the brain.

There is no negotiating with him.

Understanding the root cause of his problem will not cure him.

If encountered the worst thing to do is show fear or run, an attack will be assured.

There is only one humane solution.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Brave Jihadi Warrior PArt II

While on the subject of brave jihadis let me scoot this post from last month up here into a more contextual position... there that's much better.

They're all tough waging their fingers in front of a video camera. Not so when they are about to be turned over to the people they attack.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry's Having A Sleepover


Showing great courage and personal sacrifice, Senators from 'The Worst Congress in History' show their support for the troops in the field. Unfortunately Harry's party once again turns into a "Miserable Failure".
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it. - George Orwell

Monday, July 16, 2007

Twits of the Lower House

Reading the article about Rep. Ellison's astute worldview in the Telelgraph brought this Monty Python sketch to mind about our House of Representatives: Twit Olympics

Speaking of Twits... This link over at Gateway Pundit contains two interesting statements by the Right Honorable Twit Reid.

"Now, Republicans are using a filibuster to block us from even voting on an amendment that could bring the war to a responsible end,"

and...

"If Republicans do not allow a vote on Levin/Reed today or tomorrow, we will work straight through the night on Tuesday. The American people deserve an open and honest debate on this war, and they deserve an up or down vote on this amendment to end it."

ok.. now consider those two statements while watching this: Reid's idea of an open and honest debate to surrender in a responsible way.

These guys are politiclly pandering and postering pond scum. This crap is so naive it borders on delusional. These people cannot be allowed any further power after 2008. The damage they've done to the war effort in the last few months so they can gain more seats is beyond repair. Treasonous vermin.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Why Democrats Should Fear Fred.

I liked the ending...

Fred Responds to Democrats

I would love to see Fred debate Obama or Edwards.
It would be like watching a pit bull maul a poodle.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Strong Horse

For those who do not understand what Iraq is about, what Afghanistan is about, what Somalia is about and why Europe has already invited and nourished the infection and it may be too late for them let's start at the official kickoff of the jihadi craze:

Al Qaeda Declaration of War February 23 1998:

"On that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies-civilians and military-is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim."

Osama's 'Mein Kempf' given during a Frontline Interview May 1998 contains the following question/answer:

Frontline: Describe the situation when your men took down the American forces in Somalia.

OBL: "After our victory in Afghanistan and the defeat of the oppressors who had killed millions of Muslims, the legend about the invincibility of the superpowers vanished. Our boys no longer viewed America as a superpower. So, when they left Afghanistan, they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war. They had thought that the Americans were like the Russians, so they trained and prepared. They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier. America had entered with 30,000 soldiers in addition to thousands of soldiers from different countries in the world. ... As I said, our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger. He was unable to endure the strikes that were dealt to his army, so he fled, and America had to stop all its bragging and all that noise it was making in the press after the Gulf War in which it destroyed the infrastructure and the milk and dairy industry that was vital for the infants and the children and the civilians and blew up dams which were necessary for the crops people grew to feed their families. Proud of this destruction, America assumed the titles of world leader and master of the new world order. After a few blows, it forgot all about those titles and rushed out of Somalia in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers. America stopped calling itself world leader and master of the new world order, and its politicians realized that those titles were too big for them and that they were unworthy of them. I was in Sudan when this happened. I was very happy to learn of that great defeat that America suffered, so was every Muslim. ..."
In the same interview he gives warning in 1998:
"The American government is leading the country towards hell. ... We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews. If the present injustice continues with the wave of national consciousness, it will inevitably move the battle to American soil, just as Ramzi Yousef and others have done. This is my message to the American people."
So we contemplated our navels until September 11, 2001 and afterward frothed vigorously that we never saw it coming. In his tour of triumph Osama showed up on vieotape in December of that year and explained his strategy for attacking and rallying the cult of the moon-god:
"When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse."
This is the goal of the enemy. To break our will and draw the world into seeing him and the mooj as the strong horse.

And he may be right. Here is evidence of the people being drawn to the Strong Horse .

Will he be right about our national will ? Yes... if Pelosi, Kennedy, Clinton, Reid, Murtha, Durbin, Edwards, Obama, NYT, WaPo, Rosie, Moore and that whole list of delusional, spineless, self-acclaimed elitists can't temper their tongues in their war against George Bush.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fred 'Gets It'

One of the reasons I like Fred Thompson as a possible President is that he 'gets it'. He understands the potential and influence of the internet and it's social implications. So far he is using it with mastery.

The June 29th piece about the Fairness Doctrine is on the money:

"I understand how the left feels though. For most of my life, the big broadcast television networks and almost all the major newspapers and magazines presented only one side of a lot of issues. Talk radio is a relatively small part of a bigger media picture, but I imagine it aggravates the new congressional majority to hear their opposition’s arguments without the old filters. "

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fairness ? Doctrine



Kerry supports it.

After running this through the smugness and cluelessness filters what he is saying is essentially ' while we had the Republican view suppressed all was well. Once that suppression came off and their views were allowed into the free market of ideas we found our ideas uncompetetive. So we need to suppress their opinions so ours don't look so clueless.'

Durbin supports it.

"It's time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine [...] I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they're in a better position to make a decision." Senator, I have heard your side. I have no choice but to hear your side. ( insert MSM list here. ) I have heard and the picture above is my reaction to it.

Kucinich is throwing a party.

"How in the world did we end up in this war in Iraq when one study said that only three news sources that opposed the war were able to get on the air out of 393. What does that say. Was there an uninhibited exchange of ideas." He did not identify the study. Guess he must not watch much televison, read the papers or venture onto the net.

When the opportunity for presidential candidates of their party to present their positions in the forum of public debate on FoxNews came along they declined. That makes it difficult to believe in their sincerity. I will cut Kucinich some slack here. He was willing to do it but the majority refused. The whole intent of their effort to revive the Fairness Doctrine is to force us to hear something we've already heard on ( insert MSM list here ) and aren't buying.

Thinking people are not interested in a bunch of adolescent crap about Bushitlerburton, war for oil, worst president, evil Cheney and the whole litany of moronic bumper-sticker thin opinions. It is hard to take those types seriously.... for thinking people...

Have you ever noticed that many of the voices of leftist causes are actors and commedians ? It is because the Left in this country is a pretentious joke.

But the thing that really raises my ire is that anybody in our Congress could even consider curtailing the oppositions voice when considering that:

Amendment I
Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Warm Fuzzies Being Served Today

I'm a sucker for tales of the triumph of 'the little guy', the underdog or when someone of whom little is expected grabs us by the ears and let's us know they are as good as the best. So I was staying up way too late you-tubing and ran across some clips from Britain's Got Talent. Never heard of it until then. There are two clips from it going viral.

The first is Paul Potts. I watched this several times and all I can think of is how inspiring and a lesson to us all that it is our own self-underestimating that keeps us from achieving our potential. You just have to say 'to hell with it, I'm going to take my shot at it'.

Paul Potts:



Next comes Conny:


It is amazing that a human being, a child having been on this planet little more than 2000 days, can first remember the lyrics and then have the presence to deliver them in front of a large audience. Unbelievable. From now on when I hear that song in my head I will hear this version of it. Something haunting about it; maybe authentic in that the lyrics convey the 'wish upon a star' thing we all did as kids and.. sang perfectly, not by just a kid, but a little child.

Now if that doesn't leave a smile on your face or a lump in your throat check your pulse.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

"The Skipper" is gone.

One of the first blogs I came across when I started checking this blog thing out was Barking-Moonbat Early Warning System. Saw it in a blogroll and thought it looked interesting. At the time the two bloggers I enjoyed were 'The Skipper" and Vilmar. Eventually they parted ways but I had developed a morning ritual by then... I would get up fire up the coffee, feed the cats. Then I would go into my office and awaken it. Once the coffee was done and the cats let out for the day I would settle in and read BMEWS first thing before I would head over to Drudge to see what was lined up for today's human follies.

I went through that routine this morning and being a weekend I could drop several of those steps and get right to BMEWS. Well this morning there was no simple pleasure to start the day... but shock. "The Skipper" Allan Kelly had passed away. He was only 58 by my reckoning. He will be missed by me because he had a gentle and diverse style that is unmatched in the blogs I've found.

Words fail us but I hope he imagined that there were anonoymous readers out there whose day began by enjoying his thoughts, observations, inspirational posters and the occasional stunning link to space photos.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ahh.. But Three Short Years Ago....

Let us step back a few years to pre-election 2004......

Democrat's List 'O' Memes:
Worst Economy since Hoover.
Jobless Recovery.

Now consider this...

OK, this simply didn't happen all of a sudden. Note the use of the term 'saturated'. There are several possible explantions for the state of the economy as described by the Democrats back then and the robust economy a few years later:

1) The Democrat's political /media cadre knew it wasn't true but lied about it.
2) The Democrat's political /media cadre are absolutely cluess of what the economy was really doing.

So... why believe them now ?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pelosi Lied

How to "drain the Republican swamp", clean the House and create the most ethical congress in history.

Pelosi Lied.

From the article:

" Did Nancy Pelosi do anything wrong when she sponsored a $25 million earmark for a waterfront-redevelopment project near several properties in which her husband has a financial stake?"

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A Man For the Times

The Republican debates were held 2 days ago. I noticed many pundits were trying to paint this in the context of which candidate can fill Reagan's boots. Frankly there was not a Reaganesque person among them. If you have to try to be Reagan-like then you're not like Reagan because his appeal was that he was his own man.

The one potential candidate that wasn't there is the only one that can not only fill Reagan's boots but in all respect place his own pair beside them.

What I like about Fred Thompson is he tells it like it is. Contrast him with Hillary, Obama, Romney or Guilliani who carefully frame their messages and responses in a politically crafted manner. In Hillary's case in becomes blatant pandering.

Become a Fredhead:

http://thompson08.mojo4m.com/

Monday, April 30, 2007

Surrender Bill

President Bush is going to veto the supplemental funding bill. I've lived for some time and this is without a doubt the most incompetent, reprehensible an sleaziest Congress I have ever seen. It is sort of embarrassing watching them perform because I suppose they take the electorate to be complete idiots. Unfortunately those that buy what they're selling are.

It is apparent that the only concern they have is to get this Iraq 'thing' over before the election because their party is no longer able to shake the perception that Democrats are weak on defense. This bill they've proposed proves it beyond a doubt. The facts are in , the case is settled.

What I find mind-boggling is that Congress can authorize an action, our military defeats an enemy of superior numbers and known for its brutality in a matter of weeks, drive an armored force to the enemies capital, capture the tyrant, kill his kids and grandson, put him on trial to be executed along with is minions, sit in any of his palaces we want to, install a democratic government for the first time in regional Arab history, hold multiple elections, kick the ass of ever terrorist that challenges us, drives Mookie into hiding, continuously killing AQ leadership, turns the sheiks of Anbar against AQ and at this precise time in the effort Congress can then say this war is lost. It is beyond words... it is Orwellian... victory is defeat. Even more disturbing is the idea that if we leave there won't be a massacre and refugee crisis.

These people in Congress are the very ones that continually remind us that many mistakes have been made concerning Iraq. Retreat from Iraq will top them all in historical terms.

The troops are fighting for us and I think it is time the President starts fighting for them against these domestic Quislings putting party before national well-being and radicalized by the quest for a former glory lost since 1994.

Here's how the President can fight back:

Go to a military base for the veto signing. Explain in front of the troops how much the total appropriation bill is. Then start going through the pork, item by item and preface each item with something like: "Representative X from the state of Wisconsin supports you by taking XYZ dollars of this total (that could have been appropriated for military families ) for a major campaign contributor of his ,the dairy industry, Senator Y has attached a rider for ABC dollars ( that could have been used for medical expenses for our wounded ) for educational develop needs of illegal immigrants in his state... In particular he should aim this towards his vilest critics, especially Pelosi, Reid, Murtha and the rest of that mental ward.

This President owes this Congress no consideration of decorum.

Mere Coincidence ?

"Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period."

Now what would Mars and Earth have in common that relates to climatic change ? Could it be solar output variations causing global warming ?

Alos note this: The Martian atmosphere is 95.72% Carbon Dioxide.

Mull over the implications... maybe the science isn't so settled.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Morally Equivocate This



Progressives go on and on about creating a world of peace. That's all they do is talk. The United States military forces are doing something about it.

Imagine what the fate of these people will be if the Democrats retreat from Iraq and leave them at the mercy of people like one of Michael Moore's 'Freedom Fighters':



Now go and morally equivocate that.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

You Have Got to be Kidding.

Let's see, we have or had females as Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, leading presidential or VP candidates, governors, heads of federal departments, generals in the military forces and decorated war heroes... ( not to mention a female Senator introducing this ) and they feel a need to amend the Constitution to guarantee equal opportunity for women ?!! These people simply never outgrew the 70's. What world do they live in ?!!

Democratic Lawmakers to Reintroduce ERA -- 03/27/2007

If they want to waste or money and time amending the Constitution I propose a better one... recognizing that the power of government is derived from the people then create a guarantee for the right of recall to the people at large.

We should create a mechanism for the people collectively to recall the officials elected by any single state. So if a Ted Kennedy or Robert Byrd becomes firmly lodged in a Senate seat the people outside of Massachusetts or West Virgina, in these two examples, can be removed from office by a concensus of the voters of the other states. I mean, if most people are mistakenly convinced that we live in a democracy then this should hold valid to democratic principles, whereas if they realized we actually have a republican form of government this idea could not coincide with that concept. Then again, the direct election of Senators is a major move towards the conversion to a democracy.

But since most are convinced otherwise I say let's be a democracy then.


The Government They Deserve

There is a metaphor or two in this story...

Sewage 'tsunami' kills four in Gaza

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Carbon Offsets Scheme

After watching Mr. Gore on TV today I think I understand this Carbon Offsets thing. Here's how it works... if you are one of those 'rich' Americans that Democrats such as Kennedy, Boxer, Pelosi, Kerry, Gore or Edwards despise you can continue to use excessive resources by paying someone to plant a proportional number of trees on your behalf to make you carbon neutral. Kind of like Islam... you can continue harming things but with less guilt !

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Here's what Senator IOpian's question would be to Mr. Gore:

IOpian: Mr. Gore, now that you're through with this infantile boycott of the minority's opening statements, I would to like to get your opinon on something; what do you think would happen to global temperatures if the nuclear process of the Sun suddenly stopped?

Mr Gore: ( smirking ) You mean what would happen if the Sun became carbon neutral? I think there is a consenus that it would get dark.

IOpian: Is that all? What do you think would happen to global temperatures ?

Mr. Gore: The world would freeze. The science is solid. It would be a true planetary emergency.

IOpian: Mr. Gore, how much CO2 would we need to pump into the atmosphere to warm the Earth back up ? I mean, I'm not a scientist like yourself but if CO2 is the cause of global warming it seems logical that....

Mr. Gore: No no it doesn't work like that. Without the Sun CO2 has no effect. There has to be heat from someplace to be trapped by greenhouse gases.

IOpian: OK Mr. Gore let me ask you this; is it fair to say that the Sun is Earth's primary source of heat.

Mr. Gore: I believe the science is settled on that matter.

IOpian: Finally Mr. Gore I'd like to discuss some scientific truths that counter your views...

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na it's settled na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: Mr. Gore Please... compose yourself !

Mr. Gore: Whot? Oh, I apologize... it's a conditoned response...

IOpian: Thank you. Now since you apparently have your finger on the global thermostat what temperature would you set it to ?

Mr. Gore: Well.... cooler than it is now.

IOpian: So cooling is good ? How cool is too cool and at what temperature do we risk inducing an ice age ?

Mr. Gore: Yes cooling is good until it gets too cool then it switches over and warming becomes good until it gets too hot. It what we scientist call a 'cycle'.

IOpian: Has the Earth ever had a static temperature where it was neither cooling or warming?

Mr. Gore: No. Not according to the hockey stick.

IOpian: You mean the graph of CO2 levels conveniently cut off so as not to show larger scale trends.....

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: ... over a longer period of time.....

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: ... indicating that the current warming is just a natural cycle... MR. GORE !!!

Chair Boxer: ( banging gavel ) SENATOR IOPIAN !!! You are out of order ! Citizen Gore is attempting to respond and you're not letting him.

IOpian: Madam Chair I respectfully disagree....

Chair Boxer: ( waving gavel in Sen IOpian's face ) Look buster, you lost the election and this gavel is mine.... nan na nan a naaaana....... your time is up.

( suddenly at these words a herd of trained seals begin a rapturous cacophony of barking and clapping. )

IOpian: ( mubbling under his breathe...) keep this childish crap up and it won't be yours for long.

Chair Boxer: Former president-elect Gore I want to thank you for your leadership and courage facing these the challenges of averting this imminent global catastrophe. Your a hero... your a saint... your a prophet. In fact, you're the kind of person that warms my globes.

Mr. Gore: Thank you Madam Chair, and I gotta tell ya, that's what puts the wood in my tree....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Fair & Balanced

Time magazine has a cover of Reagan with a tear in his eye. Lamentations on the wayward conservatives. Fair enough but I propose that the next edition balance the picture:


"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
...
"Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed."
- From Kennedy's Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1961

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pick Your Genocide

Just saw a commercial on FOXNews network. Not verbatum but close enough for the basis of a point:

"Genoicde is occurring in Dafur. It will take a strong UN force to intervene that can only be led by President Bush. President Bush stop the Genocide in Dafur"

Dafur is one of those favorite Leftist causes. It is a genocide committed by Islamic expansionism in Sudan. It is another front in the war against terrorists. The UN should be there.

At the same time one of the Leftist's least favorite issues is Iraq, where Bush has found himself quite busy ending two genoicdes in the country against the Kurds and the Shia.

So the imperialist American war machine and Bush's leadership is wrong to use in one instance and right to use in another instance ?

And you know that when they talk about a 'strong UN force' they mean a predominately American force.

Friday, February 23, 2007

When Idiots Gather...

"I think that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy," Albright said, with former President Jimmy Carter at her side in one of a series of "Conversations at the Carter Center."

I absolutely disagree. I think once serious individuals look back at the liberation of Iraq it will be seen as a watershed event in the region. Currently we do have the luxury of looking back and seeing a couple of true disasters in American foreign policy:



The article contains a little of the Jimmy Carter's worldview that we all know produced some fruits of its own:

Carter, who also has been critical of U.S. military action in Iraq, said that since Albright was secretary of state, "there has been a reduction almost all over the world in trust and esteem by foreigners toward Americans."

He said much of it is "because of an unprecedented policy toward the utilization of military power."

Carter said all previous presidents have said the United States would go to war only if its security was endangered, but that President Bush made it clear that there is a new policy of pre-emptive war.

"That is, we're going to go to war if we think that some time in the future a nation might do something that causes our security to be in danger," the former president said. That is a dramatic change that "has resonated all over the world," Carter said.


Humm.... such wisdom.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Lumps of Cells

Just a lump of tissue with no feelings, no chance to live outside the womb. Not a human yet, not deserving of the same rights of life that the rest of us enjoy.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Democrats: Then and Now

Stumbled on to this at YouTube:



Nancy Pelosi here is a little reminder of what the President said about imminent threats in his 2003 State of the Union speech:

"Before September the 11th, many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained. But chemical agents, lethal viruses and shadowy terrorist networks are not easily contained. Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans -- this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known. We will do everything in our power to make sure that that day never comes.

Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option."

Sunday, February 11, 2007

We All Know...

It amazes me that the same people that believe the Bush administration had something to do with the 9/11 attacks ( despite a few obvious clues indicating otherwise like where are all those passengers, how did explosives on the support columns get planted in one of the busiest buildings in the world without being seen? ) are the very save people that will confidently tell us "There were no WMD in Iraq". They refuse to consider that a tyrant who flew his air force to his enemy's territory to escape destruction during the first Gulf War just might load up some trucks on the eve of the next war and drive them to his regional Baathist friend for safe keeping... or simply buried them in a vast desert... or perhaps we simply haven't found enough of them to constitute a 'stockpile' in these people's minds. Yet they assure us from time to time that 'We all know there were no WMD's in Iraq'.

I've always noticed that common sense isn't so common.

More Inconvenient Truths

Here's my position on Global Warming... the universe is not static; it is dynamic; the only universal certainty is change. The idea of 'Time' is a way to determine the rate of this change. So the Earth at any given time, with or without Man, with or without Life, is either warming or cooling.

Additionally I believe that homo sapiens is not much more than a hairless ape that has developed a sense of self but is not yet deserving of the intellectual arrogance found with the modern 'Chicken-little' approach to global warming. Considering the limited intellectual capacity Nature and evolution have given the species on average, it not difficult to understand how supposition and illogical conclusions are often confused as being 'facts'. I think this idea that God created the entire universe solely for Man is evidence of that unearned arrogance. It is an expression of one of the most common fallacies of reasoning; the Hasty Generalization In the case of the global warming panacea this fallacy is generalized in this way; "There is conclusive evidence that the average global temperature is rising and we humans are the cause of it".

So too is this automatic assumption that because the climate is warming Man is necessarily the cause of it. My personal experience, living most of my life in one place and seeing the patterns change, is that yes it seems to be getting warmer. When I was young the months of Fall were cold and snow in October was not unusual. Now it is late October before the Fall rains even begin. So I see the months shifting. May is what April used to be and November is what October used to be.

In that period I have also lived through a few complete solar cycles, three massive volcanic eruptions, several el/la nina cycles and have noticed they too had a very noticeable effect on the immediate climate. These events have been going on far longer than the hairless ape has blessed the Earth with its presence.

I think the greatest cause of global warming is due to orbital cycles and output fluctuations of the Sun in relation to sea temperatures ( keep in mind that the Earth's surface is mostly water). Mankind and all its efforts dwarf to insignificance when compared to these natural physical phenomena.

There are three major orbital cycles called the Milankovich Cycles.

Eccentricity has a periodicity of 100,000 years.
In simplest terms the Earth's orbit goes from an ellipse to a somewhat circular orbit.

Axial Tilt has a periodicity of 41,000 years.
The tilt of the Earth changes 3 degrees every 41,000 years. Axial tilt is what creates the seasons.
Precession has a periodicity of 23,000 years.
As the tilted Earth moves along its orbit it wobbles on its axis like a spinning top winding down. This compounds the complexity of when, in terms of orbital location, the seasons occur. The periodicity of Precession can be sub-divided to a time frame more applicable to the current theories of man-made global warming.

1/1 Period= 23,000.00 yrs 360.00 degrees of Precession
1/2 Period= 11,500.00 yrs 180.00 degrees of Precession
1/4 Period= 5,750.00 yrs 090.00 degrees of Precession
1/8 Period= 2,875.00 yrs 045.00 degrees of Precession
1/16 Period= 1,437.50 yrs 022.50 degrees of Precession

From this table it should be apparent that a sizable amount of precession occurs in a relatively short period of geologic time. Remember this when an adherent to the idea that global warming is man-made uses nice little graphs to present a short-term view of variations within long-term cycles.

Now couple these orbital variations with climatic influences due to solar variations on ocean temperatures plus tectonic dynamism and it should be quite apparent that humans did not cause the effect of these large-scale events nor can the little hairless-chimp stop the inertia of these natural processes. Any species' quest is to simply hang on for the ride in the way their ancestors did.. adapt or die.

However...

Even if we are all at the mercy of Nature it does not mean that we should not endeavor to improve and maintain our environment for our and future generations' quality of life. Yes, we need to reduce the amount of crap we are putting in the air and aquifers. We need to make alternate sources of energy economically viable. We need to aim to be like that little message I've seen in various places: "Take what you need, No more No Less, When you're done, Clean up your mess".

In the end when the advocates of human induced global warming get into the details of their belief it is usually just concerns about short-term environmental concerns; our water or air and natural resources. They tend to 'sex-up' their environmental concerns and sell their case with visions of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

In order to adapt we need to get rid of all the politically driven hysteria and address the real issues like clean air, clean water and clean energy. Not as a threat to the planet but as a way to improve quality of life.