Thursday, August 30, 2007


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.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lost Monty Python Sketch ?

With Enemies Like These...

My apologies but I laugh everytime I watch this.

Leningrad Cowboys

And now for something completely different... found these youtubing on Stairway To Heaven.

Version 1 ( better musically )

Version 2 ( better visually )

But..But.. This War Is Lost !!

There must be a deep sadness at the New York Times to have to print this and for Harry Reid to have to read it.

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

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

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."