Friday, February 29, 2008

Dem Delusions

Hillary: "We've Got Two Wars. We've Got To End One, We've Got To Win The Other."

No... we have one war on multiple fronts. Much like there was not a war with Japan and a war with Germany. There was the War in Germany and the War in Japan and the War in Italy and the War in North Africa... the a War against the Axis Powers.

We have to win them all in order to end them all.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why I Despise Bill Clinton

Most of this was know before he was elected yet the Democrats swooned over their golden boy, you know the one we had to impeach. Now his wife wants to pickup where he left off. Even worse is the more we hear from Obama it is painfully obvious that he may have the best of intentions he simply needs more experience. But the same fools that elected Clinton may very well put him in office. If those people think Bush wrecked our country they ain't seen nothing yet. There should be ample fodder for a little BDS payback.

The following video is over 2 hours long so it may be a good idea to download it from the source so it can be viewed in parts. It is very disturbing but nothing I didn't already know about in 1992.

There are two parts I find particularly disturbing. The first is the murder of the two young boys that may have been killed because they saw a cocaine drop around Clinton's drug smuggling operation. One had his skull crushed and the other was nearly beheaded. Then their bodies were placed on a train track to cover up the true cause of death. The Clinton cartel managed to prevent an true investigation into the incident.

And they want us to believe that Vince Foster shot himself on the day that Bill Clinton was to submit his finances to a blind trust... six months late.

The other disturbing thing is the willingness of national news agencies like "60 Minutes" to bury his malfeasance and allow the capo of this cartel to be elected President of the United States.

Of course this is a form of 'Swift boating' where hundreds of reputable people say something happened while one disreputable character says it didn't and public sentiment is formed to support the one because it fits the agenda of those that form public opinion.

Anyway.. this is slow paced and lengthy but it is worth watching.

The Clinton Chronicles

Restoring Our Image

John Kerry was fond of saying it, so is Hillary and Obama. They are going to restore our image in the world which I think is an amateurish pandering to the half-wits. Those that we want to like us, like us. Those that don't are usually the thugocracies that we threaten.

I wonder though how cutting and running from Iraq will affect countries that were willing to step up to the plate and make manifest the UN demands that Iraq disarm when we leave them hanging?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why Johnnie Can't Read

Throw this in just because I like Pink Floyd:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Agents of Change

If you want CHANGE vote Democrat in 08.

I wish some reporter would ask both Obama and Hillary how their policies differ from the collectivist ideas of communists.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


This is just a simple story from my life but it is one of those memories that is burnt into my mind and is still crystal clear now in my middle years. I'll explain why but first some background.

My father was a pretroleum engineer and we lived all over Oklahoma as his career developed. Around 1971/72 he was looking for work overseas. He had prospects in Adelaide, Kuala Lumpar or Stavanger, Norway. We ended up in Norway and I spent my last years of high school there. It was there that I found my first love, a tall, smart, slender girl with hip length auburn hair. Her name was Macae and her family came from Smackover, Arkansas but she had lived for some time in Libya and gone to school in Geneva.

Now I had had other girlfriends but this was that first love we all experience; the newness of it being overwhelming. This was the one I wanted to grow old with. Once we graduated she went to Monroe, La to attend NE La State. I went back to Oklahoma City and lived first with my friend's parents then with my aunt and uncle while figuring out what I wanted to do.

My Dad had never pressured us three boys into any any career path. He asked me before I left Norway, in August of 1973, what I wanted to do. I told him I was going to the Gulf Coast and get a job offshore. I remember him hestitantly saying "ok... but son that is a hard life and you don't know anything about that kind of work." My disposition has always been that all I need for motivation is someone to tell me I can't do something.

I stayed in Oklahoma City until October. During that time I was on the phone with Macae every night. One night, in late September, she called and was crying and when I asked her what was wrong she said Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen had just been killed in a plane crash outside of Natchitiches, La. I was speechless. Stunned. To this day I think of him as one of the best songwriters there was and I admired that he was a simple guy that would just get on stage, just him and Maury, and do their thing. Two bright talents taken from us way too soon.

Now I bring this up because Jim Croce ties all of this together.

It came October and I had been working delivering flowers for a wholesaler in downtown OKC and it wasn't exactly the type of job futures are made of. So I packed what little I had into my VW bug and with about $120 in my pocket headed down to Macae's. From there I would be within a couple of hour's striking distance to the coast.

It took a couple of weeks but Macae's cousin worked out of Grand Isle and he fixed me up with a job and off I went. Two days later I was doing contract maintenance work 26 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico in Conoco's West Delta field platforms. I had spent my last bit of money on work boots, gas for the VW, a loaf of bread and about a dozen cans of tuna.

Several months went by. It was a tough place for a clueless 18 year-old. There is a song by Jackson Browne called The Pretender and there is a line in there: "I had no sooner hit the streets than I met the fools a young fool meets." That would be Grand Isle La.

It was sometime around April 1974 when I went to the phone booth a mile or two away from the company bunkhouse I was staying in. It was around 9:00 PM and was raining. I dropped in a nickel to get an operator to connect me long distance and called Macae. The conversation was harsh. She had met someone and it was over between us. I took it well but what especially hurt was when she said something like "..and I certainly wouldn't marry you." Boom!.. right through the heart.

So I attempted to remain stoic and I wished her happiness and hoped she had a good life. I just wanted her to be happy. When I hung up the phone I guess the operator had been listening. She said " hon I get off at 11:00 if you want to come up the bayou and pick me up at the office in Golden Meadows I'll let you cry on my shoulder". I told her I appreciated her concern but I just wanted to be alone. There I was... feeling like a fool in the rain. Seemd kind of appropriate at the time.

Now the clincher. When I got back into in my VW bug this song began to play as I drove away.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Shinola Award

After last night's Democratic's debate on CNN I think it is time to dust off the the IOpian View Shinola Award to the most clueless statements uttered by people that should know better.

The contestants provided the judges with a large quantity of Shinola moments and the selection was difficult.

Here are a couple of samples of the techniques that put the winner over the top.

Subtle Kennedy comparison:

" I recall what John F. Kennedy once said, that we should never negotiate out of fear, but we should never fear to negotiate. And this moment, this opportunity when Fidel Castro has finally stepped down, I think, is one that we should try to take advantage of."


Here's the 'why you're not like Kennedy' counter-argument:

"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."
... except of course those 56 million Iraqis.

Then there was this gem that is all the rage today:

" You know, I've heard from an Army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon -- supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon. Ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. And as a consequence, they didn't have enough ammunition, they didn't have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons, because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief.

Now, that's a consequence of bad judgment."

How true. Let me remind the winner that one of Congresses' enumerated powers is:

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years.

When an enemy is intent with fighting a war for generations to destroy western civilation we are fighting a war between election cycles using appropriations as a political football. Senators, it is your party that is exhibiting bad judgment.

So it now is my honor to announce the winner:

Sen. Barak Hussein Obama !!


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dem Debates

I have the TV on all of the time though I don't watch it much. I need to be surrounded in my bubble of electro-magnetism to focus. So for giggles I changed it over to the democratic's debates while I tooled around the net.
I did catch an little convoluted thinking from Obama. The context was who would be a better CiC. Obama doesn't really have any experience in either military or foreign policy that would differentiate him from the rest of us. So he had to drag out the well beaten horse of Bush diverting resources from Afghanistan to Iraq. He made the point we should be in Afghanistan where al Qaeda is.
Right after that series of questions the moderator pointed out that both were against the surge and how did they reconcile their judgement in light of the facts on the ground. Obama does the mandatory thanks to our brave fighting forces for having driving al-Qaeda out of Baghdad.
OK Obama, make up your mind. Where the hell is al Qaeda ?

C'mon Michelle Admit It

Michelle Obama would have us believe that these events in her adulthood didn't give her a tear in her eye or a lump of pride in her throat ?

Or what about the 1996 Women's Gymnastic Team showing the world what we're made of ? Look at these seven young ladies and tell me you weren't proud that their dreams were fulfilled irrespective of their race ?

Or for one brief moment, but a few years ago, were you not proud that after your country was viciously attacked responded by showing the world that it takes crap from no one ?

C'mon Michelle admit it. You were exagerating to appeal to the America haters.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Experience Changes Hope

Watching Clinton and Obama argue about who has the most meager experience got me to thinking. If I were a political advisor what advice would I offer on how to formulate a plan to sway public opinion to my candidate's cause?

I think the fundamental rule of running for the Presidency, or any other office for that matter, is too assume that half of the American electorate is composed of fools and you will do well about half of the time.

The 50% or so that do not qualify have probably already made up their minds so they need to be addressed later once the nomination is attained and the nature of the race gets more granular as to policy differences. Talking details before the nominating convention should be avoided at all costs.

One can get great coaching for defending against the opposition's attacks by observing two year-olds and absorb their conflict resolution methods. Learn this well as it may be needed more so as the election draws nearer.

Do not fall into the trap of specifics. When cornered by questions that will reveal inconsistencies change the dialogue to generalities. Accuse the opposition of doing the same thing.

Use empty meaningless sucker phrases like Hope and Change to give the rubes something to focus their short attention spans on. Always rely on their ignorance of history. Each person will define these hollow phrases for what they think the candidate means. They will imagine that the candidate is thinking the same thing they are.

If using 'Change' as your sucker's word NEVER allow the voters to realize that change is one of the few constants in the universe. It is also a word that means different things to different people. Keep in mind that politics is like an infant's diaper, once change does happen in short order further change will be required.

If using 'Hope' as your sucker's word NEVER point out that we all have hope; you hope you get elected while others hope you don't.

If employing one's steadfast oppositon to a war that is being won against a proven enemy do not attempt to demonstrate one's toughness by suggesting we bomb our allies. Though the rubes will take this hook, line and sinker eventually it will come back to cause complications.

Avoid letting one's spouse speak on one's behalf. However, there are exceptions. If one's spouse encourages the people to "Feel, don't think" then there may be advantages to conveying this message often. Perhaps even consider it for a campaign theme.

Master the art of deflecting one's own faults onto the opposition. If one is devisive then accuse the opposition of being devisive. If one's closet is packed with bones of questionable international dealings, illegal financing, cohersion and perjury then point out the few bones in the opposition's closet.

Freely resort to time honored traditions of promising reforms on taxes, campaign financing, tort, social security, healthcare or foreign policy. These have been tested for many decades and have stood the test of time. This allows the media pundits to dust off their scripts from the last election and saves them from the expense of real analysis. It also deflects the public expectations of actually delivering on these issues where so many have been unable to do after attaining the office.

The Mookie Equation

CNN: Iraqi militia to hear Saturday whether to resume fighting

The closer we get to a withdrawal the more we will hear from Mookie and his Mahdi crew. Like the little strutting dog chasing a truck down the road he wants to appear as having driven the occupiers from Iraq.

Looks like Iran wants this stooge to make his move. Should he unleash his Mahdi warriors for their next round of getting their asses handed to them I think the Iraqis should pull a Schroedinger's Cat on him during the tumult. He simply disappears. Whether he is alive or dead could not be determined. The Shia wouldn't know whether to rampage or wait for him to crawl out of hiding where he avoids the fate he has placed on others. Not quite the stuff martyrs are made of you know.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Taxes Well Spent

I read today that 80,000,000 baby-boomers are coming into the entitlement system. The article mentioned something about 44% of our budget goes to entitlements. A huge and cumbersome entity like medicare and social security have their own inertia. Its like a huge ship that you want to stop... the process needs to beginning way before the point where it is to actually stop. Same thing with entitlements, Congress needs to be addressing this now. But that is their cookie jar and none of them expect to be around when someone asks who's been eating the cookies.
So what does Congress find to be the most pressing issue of the day ? Performance enhancing drugs in major league baseball. Why is Congress sticking its nose in the affairs of a private sector business and private ownership ?
The other urgent matter they are taking themselves with is playing political gotcha over the firing of attorneys general. Showing Clinton did and fired all of them except one I think. Nor do these democrats seem to recall Hillary firing the WH travel staff to hire her cronies.
This Congress is lead by people who see Iraq as a failure because it nacient government still doesn't have its act together and these same leader defend their delusions by pointing out the sectarian strife in Iraq.
The Congress lead by Pelosi and Reid has done nothing but use our money for their own self-promotion and revenge.
As an Independent I will not assist with putting any more democrats in Congress.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

International Support Free Speech Day

A brief mesaage from 1 of the 4.5 billion non-muslims telling you to shove your perpetually offended attitude. We will say what we want and if you don't like it then that's your problem. We will not abandon centuries of cultural development because you can't keep up.

Rage on...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Had Another Nightmare

I see a hand being placed on both a Bible and a Koran and then I hear a loud voice as if in a large open space...

" I Barak HUSSEIN Obama do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Suddenly I was drawn away to a distant place. There I encountered one of the locals and he spoke to me in a different language yet I understood......

"Thank You America for making my dreams come true!
Now go back to being Uncle Sucker so we can respect you again."
As he spoke I sensed a repugnant smell and awoke suddenly feeling quite nauseous.

First Citizen

* you might want to turn the volume down a bit *
I'm not kidding... it will be quite painful if you don't

The President of the United States is an elected official with a national constituency. We expect that when we grant this honor that the person accepting it acts in a manner that represents us all. Being the chief executor of our laws he should attempt to remain above public pettiness and display honorable character if for nothing else than setting an example of honorable citizenship for our youth. The President could be thought of as the First Citizen.

If anyone not particularly relgious finds themselves a diner guest and the host says grace then it is no big deal to bow one's head as well. It is not the moment to make displays of one's own opinion of religious matters. It is the graceful thing to do.

In like manner, placing ones hand over the heart during the display of the colors and/or the national anthem is a small thing considering the far greater price to self that others have made to make that moment possible. For many of us it a reflexive thing we've done since we were children. It's no big deal. Probably isn't taught in madrasas.

I am starting to think that Obama is a petty and ungracious man. He avoided shaking Hillary's hand at the SOTU. He dropped wearing the flag pin giving some vapid explanation about it being misused symbolically. So in the video is he trying to make some statement? Is it that the he believes the country doesn't deserve his respect or is it because of our country's less than perfect past ? Is it shame ? What motives him to withold a simple gesture ? Arrogance ? Perhaps a messianic complex putting himself above what is expected of we mere mortals ?

Senator, the messiah thing only works on the kids. Eventually they will open the pretty package and find, to their disappointment, nothing inside. Unfortunately, considering it has taken 16 years for the Left to figure out what souless power-hungry liars and masters of the politics of personal destruction the Clintons are, then I doubt it will have dawned on them by Novemeber.
What happened to the America I knew ?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Had a Nightmare Last Night

Beserkly Backs Down... Sorta

The Berkley city council is trying to back off it's idiot adventure of attacking the troops.

What differentiates the liberal and conservative mind is a fundamental belief by conservatives that for every right there is an equally compelling responsibility. The liberal mind believes that a right can and should be exercised without consequences.

Using the article as reference I submit these proofs that this observation is most likely dead-on.

Proof #1 :

"That letter will probably be pulled back and maybe more moderate language will be put in place which is appropriate I think," said Berkeley mayor Tom Bates. "Subtly stated in the resolution is perhaps an impugning of the soldiers fighting for us in Iraq and other places," Berkeley City Councilman Laurie Capitelli. "And that was never the intention but that really needs to be cleared up. As I walked to my car that night I realized I regretted it and I had made a mistake.

No, you dumbass, the letter should never have been considered in the first place. We all know you half-wits despise the men and women of the services because the military is filled with far better citizens and non-citizens than yourselves.

Proof #2:

"I was under the impression that we have the right of free speech," said Xanne Joi of Code Pink. "To me, I thought free speech meant you get to say what you want without recrimination."

Here we find an absolute statement of the leftist view of non-acceptance of a right's associated responsibilty. I would suggest that Joi go and exercise free speech in Compton or Harlem by standing on a corner and freely use the N-Word. I suspect the concept will become rather clear that if one speaks irresponsibly then they can expect nothing but recrimination.

But now some Senator's have a bill to withold 2.3 million dollars in funds to the city. I support this even if the city apologizes. Let these liberals learn the cost of freedom in terms they understand


Upon learning the news about the legislative effort to withold funds this liberal responds in typical left-think fashion... they simply make things up:

Ann Cooper with the Berkeley Unified School District wants both sides to play nice. "Senators sitting 3,000 miles away are trying to take food away from the children of Berkeley," said Cooper. "Why? Because the Marines and the city aren't playing nice -- and that's just not OK."

Oh it's the Marines that are blocking the entrance, raising all kinds of hell outside, obstructing citizens wanting to exercise their freedom of choice by talking to the recruiters and hanging anti-military signs on the building.
I also seriously doubt that the children of the city are going to starve because monies for a lunch program are witheld. If so then the warm hearts of those freedom loving citizens will be more than willing to pitch in and assist these kids.

I truly hope when the next earthquake lays the city to waste that every military branch puts them at the end of the list of necessary things to do.
All of life's choices have consequences. Speech is simply another one of those choices.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Pick The Bill

One of of the Bills above can honestly say that he played a significant role in creating the late 90's economic boom that added thousands of new jobs, new industries and unanticpated revenues to the federal treasury.