Friday, March 31, 2006

Get Real

Reader John K sent this.

Hey, Paco, I think my people have a bit more claim to the land than you do. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think Mexicans made it all the way to what is now Maine or New York before White people came here.
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Immigration Plan

Immigration Plan
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Free Song Friday

My Name Is Cheech, The School Bus Driver.mp3

This one kind of surprised me when I found it. In 1997 Cheech Marin, of Cheech & Chong, released a childrens album. I've never actually seen or heard it, but I did "steal" this song from Napster when it was still free. It's actually pretty good. It may be for kids, but the novelty of it being Cheech will make adults like it as well.Filed under Music
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Frenchmen With Balls

France's Constitutional Council upholds firing law. Get ready for a massive riot in France. These French love their Socialist "you can't fire me" lifestyle and to suggest anything different just rocks their world. Will Chiac grow a set and sign this or continue to let France slide down the evolutionary scale? I'm putting my money on the second one.
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We Need A Fence

www.weneedafence.com
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

True Story From The Front Line

As you all know, DeoDuce lives in Los Angeles. Ground Zero for the immigration debate. We've been e-mailing back and forth about this and I wanted to share something she sent me.

I'm very, very worried about these protests and the media, in my opinion, is sugar-coating it. The point is that downtown is basically impassable, and the protests are spreading to other areas (like our neighborhood). I am at the point where I dare not venture into neighborhoods that are heavily hispanic out of fear of my own safety.

I completely agree with you that California is going to hell in a handbasket, and fast. The media isn't saying much about this, but if something isn't done, we're looking at historic rioting and violence soon. Racial tensions are running very high in LA right now, and I have a feeling it's only going to get worse.

What's worse is that our city mayor is part of the racist group "La Raza," which is why any reform here is impossible. The illegals have successfully invaded, and now are using their mass numbers and politicians to control the city.

It's very scary being here right now...protestors everywhere, cops and helicopters flying around at all hours...


California is one the verge of collapse. Socialism can only go so far before it implodes on itself and I think within the next year or so California will do just that. As she said, the mayor is part of the problem and with Gov. Schwarzenegger not doing what needs to be done and Bush not caring, people will soon start dying. Like Deo said, we're looking at historic rioting and violence soon. Racial tensions are running very high in LA right now, and I have a feeling it's only going to get worse. Unless something is done it's going to get very bad.
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I just wanted to add something more about this debate to this post. I keep hearing that if we were to round up the estimated 11-12 million, I've actualy seen some estimates of around 20 million, illegal aliens in this country that our economy would collapse. Bunk. Illegal aliens only make up about 4% of our economy. I also keep hearing that they do the jobs Americans don't want. That's pure bullshit. There are millions of Americans that want jobs but can't get one because they're not qualified for many thing and the jobs they are qualified to do are being filled by illegals. Here's a pretty good site with some info. But beware, she's an opponant of illegal immigration so it's probably all lies.
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Wednesday Hero

Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis
19 years old from Antlers, Oklahoma
United States Army 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
April 25, 2003

I couldn't find an actual bio for Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis but I did find this memorial page, with stories from friends and family, and I wanted to share something that's on it.

It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the veteran, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag, whose coffin is draped by the Flag.


These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Joys And Achievements Of Socialism

Read on.
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Have you ever wanted to live in paradise? Of course you have. Everyone does. Well, Socialism is for you. Under Socialism you can have everything you've ever wanted, so long as someone else has it to be given to you and you're willing let the Government control it. Have a look at the accomplishments of Socialism.

France
Why do a good job when the Government can take care of you? After all, it's their job.
California
Respect the laws of the land? Get real. Laws are outdated concepts anyway.
Cuba
Own something of your own. Now why would you want to do that when the Government can do it for you. And do you really need to be able to speak your mind?
Interested? Of course you are. Then visit www.yourcountrywillimplode.com to find out more.

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I wonder how many of these people are here illegally? My guess, at least 80%. This makes me sick. First that they're here and second that the higher ups in the Government, Bush, doesn't care. I wish they(the government) would listen to my plan about putting land mines all along the border and making a reality show of it. Who Wants To Be An American Citizen. And before I get called a racist again, I have two nephews who're half Mexican so don't try it.
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Those crazy frogs.Filed under Miscellaneous
Monday, March 27, 2006

Two For Two

Reader John K sent this.

First the Democrats turned their backs to an Iraq War candidate because there was a chance he would lose his race, now it's an "Arab-American" candidate they're dropping. And why are they dumping him? Because he dared speak the Liberal fact that they support a terrorist country like Palestine over Israel. We all know they do but they don't like to talk about it. On a side note, this candidate, Sami Merhi, lost his godson on 9/11. Way to do Dems. Another homerun. But I do have to say that I would drop his ass too. But as I've proudly stated, many times before, I'm an admitted hypocrite. I don't pretend to care about everyone then turn my back when it benifits me. I turn my back right up front.
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Moussaoui Confesses

"The prosecution rests your honor". Now kill him.
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Love And Understanding

San Francisco. The self proclaimed most "open minded" place in the country. They're tolerant of everyone's views, opinions and sexual orientation. Well, almost everyone's. They don't like those fascist bible thumpers.
Filed under Daft Liberals
Sunday, March 26, 2006

Carlos Mencia

Carlos Mencia is, hands down, the funniest man on the planet. If you get Comedy Central you need to watch his show, Mind Of Mencia. But this post isn't about that show. It's about his stand-up show No Strings Attached. If you get the chance you need to watch this. I have never laughed so hard in my life. No lie, by the time I was done I had hurt my throat. However, if you have thin skin then you shouldn't watch him. He attacks race, politics, sex, mental retardation... everything. I don't think there's a line he won't cross. And he doesn't hold back. Blacks, Asians, Mexicans, Arabs, Whites, he makes fun of everyone. But he does it all with a message. If you can't laugh, you have no business being here. If you're uncomfortable with racial slurs then you won't like him. But if you're able to laugh at yourself and everyone else then check him out.
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Illegal Welcome

Illegal Welcome
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Illegal Alien

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

I Triple Dog Dare You II

Back in January I issued a challenge for anyone to give me a rational reason why abortion should be legal other than the three I stated. No one could. So I thought I would give another chance. I keep hearing that since Bush has taken office he's been taking away our civil liberties one at a time. I challenge any American to show me where George W. Bush has taken any civil liberties away from your or I. This challenge isn't issued to anyone outside the country, since frankly you're not effected either way. This challenge has also been issued at Hooah Wife, should you like to read some of those responses. Should I fall flat on my face I will of course admit that I was wrong. Good luck.
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Free Song Friday Saturday

David R. Maracle-Walking With Elders.mp3

Chances are you've never heard of David Maracle. That's okay. He's a great Indian flute player. He does a great job of taking traditional native music and giving it an updated sound. When I listen to this song, I can close my eyes and almost picture myself taken back in time to my ancestors. I think you'll really like this one.Filed under Music
Friday, March 24, 2006

Illegal Aliens

Head over and read Deo's experiences with illegal aliens on a day to day basis in Los Angeles. Screw that. I'd pack up and let the Liberal have California. It's going down the toilet anyway, get out while you can.
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What Happened?: Update

Well, what ever happened to the template has fixed itself. However, I'd already began working on a new one and am just about half way done. I'm kind of torn here. I like both but have put a lot of work in the new one over the past two days. I think I'll hold off for a while. I still have no idea what happened though.
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For the first time I'm actually speechless at the sheer stupidity of someone, and that's not easy. Charlie Sheen seems to think our government planted explosives in the WTC to help bring them down on 9/11.
"There was a feeling, it just didn't look any commercial jetliner I've flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother 'call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition'?"
Well, he is the son of Martin Sheen.

And anyone who wishes to leave a comment that comes close to even supporting what this retard says may want to read the notice. I will not publish that garbage.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006

What Happened?

Is anyone else seeing this screwed up layout? In case you're not, here's what it looks like.
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A new pre-war document has been released. The ABC site has five parts to talk about. I don't usually post the whole piece but I am this time. Why these documents weren't released before now I can't say, but I doubt the Left would have cared even then.
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1) Osama Bin Laden Contact With Iraq
A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995 after approval by Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden asked that Iraq broadcast the lectures of Suleiman al Ouda, a radical Saudi preacher, and suggested "carrying out joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia. According to the document, Saddam's presidency was informed of the details of the meeting on March 4, 1995 and Saddam agreed to dedicate a program for them on the radio. The document states that further "development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what's open (in the future) based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation." The Sudanese were informed about the agreement to dedicate the program on the radio.

The report then states that "Saudi opposition figure" bin Laden had to leave Sudan in July 1996 after it was accused of harboring terrorists. It says information indicated he was in Afghanistan. "The relationship with him is still through the Sudanese. We're currently working on activating this relationship through a new channel in light of his current location," it states.


2) Osama bin Laden and the Taliban
An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani informant, who's only identified by a number, told them that the Afghani Consul Ahmed Dahastani claimed the following in front of him:

That OBL and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq.
That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and "bin Laden's group" agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America.
That in case the Taliban and bin Laden's group turn out to be involved in "these destructive operations," the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan.
That the Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq's relationship with "bin Laden's group" while he was in Iran.

At the end, the writer recommends informing "the committee of intentions" about the above-mentioned items. The signature on the document is unclear.


3) Election Campaign Laws in France
Correspondence regarding election campaigns in France. This includes a document from the Iraqi intelligence service classified as "secret," ordering the translation of important parts of a 1997 report about campaign financing laws in France. It also includes a document from the foreign minister's office indicating the report was attached. The attached translated report included very detailed information about all the regulations regarding financing of election campaigns in France. Translation was done by someone called "Salam Abdul Karim Mohammed."

We all know Charac was bribed by Saddam. Duh.

4) Hiding Docs from the U.N. Team
A letter from the Iraqi intelligence service to directors and managers advising them to follow certain procedures in case of a search by the U.N. team, including:

Removing correspondence with the atomic energy and military industry departments concerning the prohibited weapons (proposals, research, studies, catalogs, etc.).

Removing prohibited materials and equipment, including documents and catalogs and making sure to clear labs and storages of any traces of chemical or biological materials that were previously used or stored.

Doing so through a committee which will decide whether to destroy the documents.
Removing files from computers.


The letter also advises them on how they should answer questions by U.N. team members. It says the intelligence service should be informed within one week about the progress made in discarding the documents.


Maybe Saddam wasn't cooperating with the U.N. all that much after all. Huh.

5) Al Qaeda Presence in Iraq
A number of correspondences to check rumors that some members of al Qaeda organization have entered Iraq. Three letters say this information cannot be confirmed. The letter on page seven, however, says that information coming from "a trustworthy source" indicates that subjects who are interested in dealing with al Qaeda are in Iraq and have several passports.

The letter seems to be coming from or going to Trebil, a town on the Iraqi-Jordanian border. Follow up on the presence of those subjects is ordered, as well as comparison of their pictures with those of Jordanian subjects living in Iraq. (This may be referring to pictures of Abu Musaab al Zarqawi and another man on pages 4-6) The letter also says tourist areas, including hotels and rented apartments, should be searched.


The case for going into Iraq just keeps getting stronger.

Credit: Opinionnation Times
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Hillary '08

I keep hearing on the cable news shows that the reason Conservatives keep talking about Hillary running for president in '08 is because we're scared that she could win. Well, I'm here to confirm it. You're damn right we're scared. Can you imagine another Clinton in the White House? We had eight years of that hell already. To have another term would be cruel and unusual punishment. At least four more years of appeasement and deals. Attack after attack after attack on American citizens while the president sits on her ass doing nothing about it hoping it will solve itself. Sure, the French may like us again, but at what cost? No, another Clinton in the White House would be the end of this country. So, yeah, I'm scared of her.
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First it was the Abu Ghraib screw up, now this. On March 8th the Times profiled a woman who claimed to be a victim of hurricane Katrina. She was "mad" at the federal government for not helping her and the Times didn't bother to check the story before publishing it. As it turns out, she wasn't a victim of the hurricane. She was a scam artist who was arrested for fraud and grand larceny. Oops. They saw a way to attack the Bush run government and ran with it. Are you surprised? Is it any wonder their readership is falling? They're a joke paper anymore. They care more about attacking Republican than getting stories right.
Filed under Daft Liberals
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Take The Survey

Our friend Deo is writing a paper for her communications class and she needs our help. If you run a blog head over and take her very short four question survey.
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Wednesday Heroes

Something different this week. Rather than honor a soldier I thought I would honor their spouses. I have to thank Greta, who's husband was in Iraq himself, for her help with this post.

This post is dedicated to every military spouse who sits at home while their husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend is overseas doing what they do so others can have some of the freedoms we enjoy. I wanted to highlight one such spouse.

Silke(See-ka) Edwards

Silke's husband, LTC Jim Edwards, had been in Iraq for over a year, with a break to come home for Christmas last year, and is due to come back home April 4th from his 2nd deployment. While he's been over there Silke has been back home taking care of their two children, ages 7 & 9. My guess is that that's not an easy job. The whole time she's doing that she also volunteers with CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocate Association). An organization that works with abused and neglected children and helps find homes for them. Silke is herself former Army. Spending six years in the service.


These men and woman are the true unsung heroes. Everything they have to deal with day in and day out, and yet they still manage to do what they need to. Takes someone stronger than me. To everyone who stays back home while their loved ones leave to help others, thank you. Your sacrifices are truly appreciated.
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Monday, March 20, 2006

Interview

National Summary has a great interview up with our own Hooah Wife. Everyone should head over and check it out.
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What The Hell?

Reader John K sent this.

Thousands of women in Pakistan are facing charges for the crime of, get this, being raped. At least President Musharraf is attempting to do something about this law. Once again, this is the mentality we're dealing with and people still think we can make peace?
Link To Story.
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Huh?

Can someone please tell me what the hell Sharon Stone is talking about? Breath away...wha...what?Filed under Daft Liberals
Sunday, March 19, 2006

Up To His Old Tricks

George Bush is at it again. A powerful category 5 cyclone has targeted Australia.
Aboriginal
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So What?

I don't see a problem.
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Indian Chris Say...

Wise sage of the day.

It's okay to think you're better than everyone else, so long as you know that you're not.
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You have to read this piece from the SF Gate. They just couldn't gush enough over Cindy Sheehan. They did everything short of calling her the Messiah. It also mentions a movie being made about her staring none other than Susan Sarandon. How perfect is that? Two books and a movie. I wonder how much money she's making on her son's name?
Filed under Daft Liberals
Saturday, March 18, 2006

They Finally Smelled The Coffee

Reader John K sent this.

This is a follow up to this story. The NY Times has finally admitted they were duped, and it only took them four days. Way to go guys.

You know I love my fellow bloggers. The new media revolution and all, but it is a sad day when fat guys in their underwear are able to get the truth before an established newspaper.
Filed under Daft Liberals
You Are 44% Open Minded

You aren't exactly open minded, but you have been known to occasionally change your mind.
You're tolerant enough to get along with others who are very different...
But you may be quietly judgmental of things or people you think are wrong.
You take your own values pretty seriously, and it would take a lot to change them.

Credit: The Daily Spork
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Friday, March 17, 2006

More On Saddam And al-Qeada

This is a follow up to my post Classified Iraqi Documents. For four years now people all over the world have been attacking Bush for going into Iraq. How sweet would it be for all that to blow up right in their faces. And if documents like these keep coming out it just might. It seems there may just have been ties between Saddam and bin Laden after all. Now note, I said seems. Don't go flying off the handle claiming I said this is proof, because I didn't. But the case for going into Iraq does seem to be getting stronger.
Filed under War On Terror

Free Song Friday

I guess that should be Free Songs Friday.
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David Gilmour - On An Island

There's only one word I could use to describe this album. Serine. A very laid back sound that just projects this somber mood. If I didn't have such a limited vocabulary I could give a better review, but here's one I found on Barnes & Noble that does it better than I could.

Musically, On An Island is mostly a laid back, utterly elegant English record. It has the feel of taking place between twilight and dawn. There are a few rumblers here to upset the balance of tranquility and stillness, like flashes of heat lightning across the dark skies, but they only add dimension to these proceedings.

That line about taking place between twilight and dawn is a perfect description. This album is magic. Gilmour is one of the preeminent guitarist and this album reflects that. Plus his voice is amazing. But if you're looking for vintage Pink Floyd, The Wall or DSOTM, then you're going to be disappointed. On An Island is very much in the style of Floyd's last two albums, The Division Bell & A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, with the exception of one song. It's an album to put on, turn the lights down low and just relax. I picked two songs to showcase what I think give the best feel of the music.

On An Island has some great harmony done by Gilmour along with David Crosby and Graham Nash. It's a beautiful piece of music.
Let The Night Surround you
We're Halfway To The Stars
Ebb And Flow
Let it Go
Feel Her Warmth Beside You


Smile is a very nice acoustic song that Gilmour sings with his wife. Like On An Island, it's a beautiful piece of music.
Wasting Days And Days On This Flight
Always Down, And Up Half The Night
Hopeless To Reminisce Through The Dark Hours
We'll Only Sacrifice What Time Will Allow Us
You're Sighing...


I have only one gripe. A Pocket Full Of Stones. Some think it may be about Syd Barret, but I think it's about Bush. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am. Other than that...

Gilmour is still a master.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Classified Iraqi Documents

Anthony has a great post up about the release of declassified documents on Iraq that were collected in the runup to the war. You should all read over and read it.
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Happy Birthday

Today is Greta's birthday. Head over and wish her well.
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Dumb, Dumb, Dumb

We all know that there's stupid people in this world, but these two take the cake. Anyone willing to bet they're Democrats?
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Lesson Not Learned

It seems I need to post this again because some people still aren't getting it.
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And...?

Can someone please tell me why this is news worthy? It's a known fact that Simpson's a Republican, but I can't help but wonder about Reuters reasoning for thinking it's worth reporting.
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Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor
United States Army
3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
30 years old from Smithville, Tennessee
August 14, 2005

Sgt. Shannon Taylor died of injuries sustained on August 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, while he was conducting a mounted patrol his HMMWV(High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, aka Humvee) came under attack by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Left Was Duped, Again

Reader John K sent me this story about how the NY Times was all too willing believe this false story about Abu Ghraib. Does it really surprise anyone?
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Who Lied Now?

According to this article from the NY Times, even Saddam's own generals were shocked to learn that he had no WMD's.
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"The Iraqi dictator was so secretive and kept information so compartmentalized that his top military leaders were stunned when he told them three months before the war that he had no weapons of mass destruction, and they were demoralized because they had counted on hidden stocks of poison gas or germ weapons for the nation's defense."
So, Saddam was lying to the world in hopes of detouring war. Letting them believe that he had weapons that he would use. Everyone thought he did, even his own generals who're with him every day thought he did. But George W. Bush was the only person in the world who knew he didn't? This "moron" somehow knew what nobody else did and purposely lied about it so he could go to war? I see.

However, I will say this. Bush did make a huge mistake. He made it clear that his main reason for going into Iraq was because of WMD's. He should have covered all his bases and gave a few more reasons. Lord knows there were plenty.

On the second page of the article it talks about how Saddam was trying to avoid war.
"To ensure that Iraq would pass scrutiny by United Nations arms inspectors, Mr. Hussein ordered that they be given the access that they wanted. And he ordered a crash effort to scrub the country so the inspectors would not discover any vestiges of old unconventional weapons..."
But there's was a problem.
"Mr. Hussein's compliance was not complete, though. Iraq's declarations to the United Nations covering what stocks of illicit weapons it had possessed and how it had disposed of them were old and had gaps. And Mr. Hussein would not allow his weapons scientists to leave the country, where United Nations officials could interview them outside the government's control"
So he wasn't cooperating too much. And this piece also forgets to mention that Saddam was giving the inspectors the run around. When they would demand to be given access to an area he try to delay it as much as he could and sometimes actually refused them the access.

I also like the way these reporters, Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor, keep referring to Saddam as Mr. Hussein rather than murderous dictator. Mr. is used as a sign of respect. Says a lot about these two guys.
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Crazy Politico talks a little about this story. And he brings up a good point. I'm pretty sure they will find a way to dismiss this article... Well, they seem to be doing that already. This is a HUGE story and yet it hasn't got very much coverage. I wonder why?

Filler

There doesn't seem to be anything worth talking about at this time, so, just to post something, I put this question to you. Rudy Giuliani (I) in 2008? He can't win the Republican nomination, the hardcore Right absolutely will not vote for him. But were he to run as an Independent he could get enough of the moderate Republicans and Democrats to vote for him so as to put a major dent in the two parties. Could he win as and Independent? I honestly don't know, but there is a good possibility. People have become so disenfranchised with the two major parties, the back and forth sniping and underhanded politics, that we could see the rise of a third party real soon. Just so long as it's not those Looney Tune Green's. Damn tree hugging hippies. But should Rudy so this, it would be the first time that I didn't vote Republican. A strange thought for me.
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Monday, March 13, 2006

George Clooney's A Tool

First we had the woman in New Orleans compare herself to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King because she "defied a court order to transfer authority for the cleanup of a hurricane-flooded court evidence room to an outside judge appointed by the state Supreme Court", now it's George "Looney" Clooney's turn. In his latest rant he first condemns Democrats who voted to go to war then he compares Liberals in general to Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement. Don't you just love how Liberals continue to martyr themselves? It's funny as hell, if you ask me. I'm surprised they haven't compared themselves to Christ yet.
Clooney Christ
I hope nobody calls for my death because of this.

Credit: Opinionnation Times
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Wild Weekend

Storms, storms, go away, never return another day. I'm sure if you've been watching the news then you know this weekend was wracked with storms in the Midwest. The Great State Of OklahomaTM included. But we were lucky. A few tornado warnings, maybe a funnel or two, but we escaped with only some beneficial rain. But I think our time is due. For the past three years we've been lucky when it comes to storms, but I think this year will be different. If anyone can remember back to May 3, 1999... the largest tornado on record. I've heard some reports state winds at over 300mph. Wasn't a fun day. But that's what I think we're in store for this year. Maybe not here, but somewhere. The next 3 months will be hell.
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Friday, March 10, 2006

The Myth Of The White Buffalo

One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong and the people were starving for there was no game.

Two young men went out to hunt. Along the way, the two men met a beautiful young woman dressed in white who floated as she walked. One man had bad desires for the woman and tried to touch her, but was consumed by a cloud and turned into a pile of bones.

The woman spoke to the second young man and said, "Return to your people and tell them I am coming." This holy woman brought a wrapped bundle to the people. She unwrapped the bundle giving to the people a sacred pipe and teaching them how to use it to pray. "With this holy pipe, you will walk like a living prayer," she said. The holy woman told the Sioux about the value of the buffalo, the women and the children. "You are from Mother Earth," she told the women, "What you are doing is as great as the warriors do."

Before she left, she told the people she would return. As she walked away, she rolled over four times, turning into a white female buffalo calf. It is said after that day the Lakota honored their pipe, and buffalo were plentiful.


The white buffalo is a sacred animal to many tribes in this country. The birth of one is hailed as a miracle and is thought to be a harbinger of good news and prosperity. A coming together of mankind in peace and harmony.

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These are the kind of people we're dealing with? And there's actually people out there who think we can talk to people like this. Get your head out of your ass and open your eyes. It's a cartoon for crying out loud. I don't follow a religion but I commend Christians for being able to move on from the days of killing those who don't believe the same as you. Maybe someday Muslims will move into the 19th Century.
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Let My People Go

Three whole days. That's hard time. I like this story. This moron actually compares herself to Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and other civil rights heroes. Priceless. I love Liberals. And for those of you flipping out, "How Do You Know She's A Liberal?". Right here.
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God Bless America

Because only in this great country can you get a bacon cheeseburger served in a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Jake. You and me. Illinois.
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My Heritage

Go to myheritage.com and there you can upload your photo and see which celebrites you share common facial characterists with. But I'm telling you there's a chance you won't like the results. Here's mine. I share some of the same facial chacterists as:

Emma Watson - from the Harry Potter movies. What the hell?
Hugo Chavez
Abdelaziz Bouteflika - president of Algeria
Lord Kelvin - aka William Thomson, 19th century mathematical physicist and engineer
Golda Meir
Chester A. Arthur
Grace Kelly
Edward Said - you can read about him
Angelina Jolie
Antonin Artaud - French actor
G. K. Chesterton - English writter from the early 1900's
Jacques Rogge - president of the International Olympic Committee
Italo Calvino - Italian writter
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Free Song Friday

Elvis Presley - Burning Love.mp3

In 1972, "The King" Elvis Presley wrote a song about me. A full seven years before I was even born. It's like he knew or something.

I'm just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love

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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Rudy Wins

Recently, Quinnipiac University took a poll. In it they asked a group of people to rate politicians between 0 and 100. The man who came out on top with a 63.5 was Rudy Giuliani. And those numbers were across the board. Republicans and Democrats. Now, if only we could get some on the right to open their eyes and see that Giuliani is our only hope for 2008. Frist won't do it. Newt won't do it. Mitt Romney won't do it. Hillary, who scored 50.4, will beat them all. And it will be Hillary. Don't fool yourself. She will win the nomination and quite possibly the presidency. Over half the country say they wouldn't vote for her, now, but between now and 2008 anything can happen. As I've stated many times before, abortion is on the low end of my priorities when voting for president. National security is number one. That's why I plan to write Giuliani's name in if he's not on the ballot. His views and my views on the subject are damn close. There's no one else out there right now that I would vote for.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson
United States Navy
29 years old from Cupertino, California

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson was part of a four-man unit that was attacked June 28, 2005 in a wooded, mountainous area of Kunar province, which is along the Pakistani border. The commandos were on a reconnaissance mission when they were ambushed and called for help, said Lt. Taylor Clark, public affairs officer for Naval Special Forces Command. He was a member of the SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which trains with submersible vehicles. The Monta Vista High School graduate had earned a degree in political science at Chico State University and joined the Navy in 2000. He was awarded military honors, including the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

Ray Garland, a neighbor who watched him grow up in their Cupertino neighborhood, said Axelson had been "a delightful, fun-loving young boy who loved riding his bike and going on skateboard ramps on our cul-de-sac."

Axelson grew into a young man who "had a very calm, unflappable personality ... who had the ability to defuse tension wherever he found it," Garland said. "He just had a very easy, comfortable, enjoyable way about him."


These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Monday, March 6, 2006

South Dakota Abortion Free

The governer of South Dakota has signed a bill that puts restrictions on abortions in the state. I can't help but be reminded of a song by Rush that goes,

Celebrate the moment
As it turns into one more
Another chance at victory
Another chance to score


But my fellow pro-lifers, don't get too cocky. Even though this issue will make it to the Supreme Court, the court will uphold it's 1973 ruling. Don't look for abortion to be outlawed in this country.
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Headlines

Hillary claims she didn't know about "Bubba's" work in the UAE/port story. Yeah, right.

All the politicians trying to win this November are up in arms over said port story. They feel no foreign-owned company should run port operations, but it's funny they've never voiced their concerns before. And now this story about a foreign-owned company that owns and operates an airport in Indianapolis. Why weren't they up in arms over this deal when it went down? Reeks of political windsocking?

The big muckety-mucks in the Democratic party are upset with Howard Dean. He helped raise $50 million for the party and now only has just over $5 million left on hand. Unless Dean can get his act together his party may just stage a coup and overthrow him.

Poor far-Left America haters. Just can't catch a break.

Mr. Kerry, how often to you jet around in your private plane? Did you fly in it to get to the U.K.? How often do you ride around town in your limo? How many homes do you have? And how much oil does all those things use? Story.
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Sunday, March 5, 2006

The Cost Of War

I thought this post up last night but had already turned my computer off so I couldn't get it down while it was fresh in my mind. I hope I don't forget something I wanted to say.

We all know that public opinion on the War On Terror has swung. More people today think we should begin an immediate pullout from Iraq. That going into Iraq was the wrong move to make. I myself think we should begin a pullout, but not too fast and not by too many soldiers. People, in general, are impatient and tend to think with their hearts rather than their heads. I'm guilty of that as well, sometimes. We tend to quickly get feed up with things that aren't going the way we hoped they would. And the fact that over 2,000 troops have lost their lives doesn't help the situation. In doing this we tend to forget exactly what it is that's going on. This isn't a war that can be won in a matter of four or five or even ten years. We're not dealing with a single country and one single group of people. The enemy here is vast and determined. Not for power or control of the world, but rather the killing of people who they deem "infidels". The death of freedoms and oppression of anyone they don't like. They don't care about you or me. They don't care about your parents, friends or children. They would sooner put a bullet through your child's head than sit down and talk to you. There's an old adage that says "cut off the head and the rest of the snake will die". Well, there is no head this time. There is no single leader that we can arrest or kill that will stop this. War is ugly. War is messy. War is evil. War is long. Nobody ever said that going into Iraq would be easy and simple. President Bush has stated many times that this war won't be easy or pretty. It's only been three years since American troops went into Iraq and it seems that some think we should already be done with it. That we should, somehow, have already killed or captured every Islamofacist terrorist in the world. How long were troops in Europe during WWII? Even after Germany surrendered? When things aren't going our way we get angry. We get frustrated. And we let that anger and frustration take over and we loose perspective. Like it or not this war will be going on for quite some time. If not in Iraq then somewhere else. Chances are our children will be fighting it one day.

I wish I had a better finish than that, but I don't. Only it's going to take time. Time some in this country are unwilling to give.
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Saw & Saw II

How far are you willing to go to survive?

Saw
Staring: Cary Elways, Leigh Whannell & Danny Glover
Rated R (Strong Language, Violence & Gore)



Saw II
Staring: Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith & Tobin Bell
Rated R (Strong Language, Violence & Gore)



These were some freakin' awesome movies. A psycho who's been tagged "The Jigsaw Killer" sets people up. You either survive or die, it all depends on how far you'll go to do it. I'm not going to explain anything about these movies. They're just something you have to see for yourselves. But I will tell you this much... more blood than I've seen in a while and two of the best endings, ever.
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Saturday, March 4, 2006

Oscar bin Laden

It seems Hollywood is all in a tidder over the movie Paradise Now, a movie that glorifies terrorists. So much so that they've nominated it for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards tomorrow night.
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Friday, March 3, 2006

Free Song Friday

Back In Black.mp3

In February of 1980 the greatest band of all time lost their lead singer. Six months later they had found a replacement and released their best album. An album that has since went on to sell near 22 million copies in the United States alone making it the fourth best selling album in the country and over 40 million copies worldwide making it the second best selling album of all time. The album was written as a tribute to their fallen singer. Back In Black has quite possibly the best riff ever written. One of the few times that I enjoy rhythm better than lead guitar.

Back in the back
Of a Cadillac
Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack
Yes, I'm in a bang
With a gang
They've got to catch me if they want me to hang
Cause I'm back on the track
And I'm beatin' the flack
Nobody's gonna get me on another rap
So look at me now
I'm just makin' my play
Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way


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Indian Chris Sells Out

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Men. Are you sick and tired of those wimpy deodorants on the market today? Not only do they not work but they also smell just a little too fruity. Metallic Ice? Aqua Fresh? Artic Breeze? Smell like a real man with Indian Chris brand deodorant. 2 hour protection so you can last a twelfth of the day.
Indian Chris Deodorant
Also available in Fresh Cut Grass and B.B.Q.

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Thursday, March 2, 2006

Up Yours

Reader John K sent this story to me. I would have posted it yesterday as my Wednesday Hero but I had already made the post when I read this story.
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The man in the picture is USMC Gunny Sergeant "Iron Mike" Burghardt after a failed attempt by terrorist in Iraq to kill him. Here's the story.

24 February 2006: The U.S.M.C. gunnery sergeant in the picture is Michael Burghardt, part of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team that is supporting 2nd Brigade 28th Infantry Division (Pennsylvania Army National Guard). On his third tour in Iraq, "Iron Mike" become a legend in the bomb disposal world after being awarded the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour. On September 19, 2005, "Iron Mike" was seriously wounded in a dramatic rescue of U.S. soldiers wounded from a bomb blast.


A media ally in the war on terrorism, Pat Campbell, radio talk show host at 540 WFLA AM in Orlando, Florida interviewed "Iron Mike" Burghardt from Iraq this morning. His story is amazing and the interview is riveting.

Excerpted:

"Iron Mike" arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US soldiers. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. "You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision," he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term "the longest walk", stepping gingerly into a 5ft deep and 8ft wide crater. The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his knife to probe the ground. "I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs," he says. "That's when I knew I was screwed."

Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant's feet. "A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded," he recalls. "As I was in the air I remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me.' I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down."

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Katrina Video 2

You can read this yourselves. Just a quick question. If the governor didn't know what was going on in her own state, how was Bush supposed to know?
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Round 2

Now The Great State of Mississippi is thinking about banning abortions.
" Republican Gov. Haley Barbour said Wednesday that he likely would sign a bill to ban most abortions in Mississippi if it's approved by lawmakers"
Looks like Democrats worst fear is on the cusp of happening. And don't expect me to feel bad about it either. We here in Oklahoma have a Democrat as governor. Hopefully we can get Henry out of office and get a Republican back in and maybe be one of the states to challenge Roe vs. Wade.
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Who's a better president?

A) George W. Bush
B) Bill Clinton

Kind of a slanted question wouldn't you say? Considering who my readers are chances are that Bush will come out on top by a wide margin. Well, it's kind of like CBS's poll on W's job approval. According to their poll, Bush's job approval is down to 34%. But there seems to be something wrong with the poll. It appears that CBS questioned quite a few more Democrats than Republicans. 137 more to be exact. 409-272. Here's a PDF(70K) of the poll. It also has quite a few more questions that were asked and got the same skewed response. Now, when you ask more people who already hate someone of course you're going to get this type of outcome. But it's CBS. We shouldn't really expect more.
Credit: Opinionnation Times
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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

He Does It Again

Once again Anthony has written a great post. This time on what happened with Katrina. Honest to God, he's becoming one of the best out there. I could actually see him one day right up there with the heavyweights. Powerline, Malkin, Barber.

Now my take. First off, I have to admit that I haven't seen the tape so I have no idea what's in it. But please don't for a second think this is something new. Officials have been warned for years that the levees in New Orleans wouldn't hold. They knew this day would come and no one did a damn thing about it. Not local government or federal. The citizens of New Orleans themselves could have done more to insure that this wouldn't happen. They could have protested to anyone and demand that the levee system be updated. They could have went to the media years ago about this. But nobody did anything about it. I honestly can't say why. Apathy? Maybe, but I doubt it. I think it was more complacency. Like Anthony said
"The simple fact 1300 people died is that it was a monster hurricane that people ignored because they felt, 'hey, it's not that serious it's just another hurricane...I've survived them before and I'll survive this one.'"
People knew what was coming. They'd been warned to leave. Some couldn't, I get that, but many could. But complacency stopped them. Same goes for government officials. They knew that this storm was coming, and even though they sent out the warnings they didn't nothing in the years before to prevent the levees from being breached. Why? This one I can't answer. I just don't know, but unlike the Left I don't believe it was because nobody cared. Should we be talking about this today? No. Because this should have never happened. There was a massive failure, but again, unlike the Left, I don't put all the blame of the federal government. There's plenty of it to be handed out to everyone.
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Wednesday Hero

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek
United States Marines
26 years old from Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
May 21, 2004

Zabierek, who arrived in Iraq in March, was patrolling the Al Anbar province of the country when he was struck by a vehicle, possibly driven by an Iraqi resident, U.S. Congressman Marty Meehan told The Sun of Lowell, Mass.

His father, Stephen Zabierek, told the newspaper he expected to learn more details on Tuesday.

Zabierek, a Clemson University graduate, worked for American Express Financial Advisors in Waltham before volunteering for military service after the Sept. 11 attacks, which affected him deeply, his father said.

"Andrew could have been an officer, but he chose to start out as an enlisted soldier," he said. "His point was, how do you lead a grunt if you don'’t know what a grunt goes through every day?"

Stephen Zabierek said his son had a difficult life in the Middle East, but he enjoyed talking to Iraqi children and said they would flock around him and ask questions about America and his family.

Andrew Zabierek├é’s grandfather was a World War II bombardier and his father served four years in the Navy in the early 1970s. His younger brother, Mark Zabierek, is a second lieutenant and intelligence officer in the Air Force.

Andrew Zabierek, of Chelmsford, Mass., was almost halfway through his four-year commitment to the Marines, The Sun reported.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Andrew. He was a brave young man," Meehan said. "Andrew answered his call to duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of the United States, Iraq, and the world. We owe him all a debt of gratitude."

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
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Thank You
This post is dedicated to the men and woman who have served and are serving in the United States military. I've never been in the armed forces, so I don't even pretend to know everything you go through or the sacrifices you have made or are making. But my father was in the Army during the Korean War so I have tremendous respect for you and what you do for us. I just wanted to let you know that you have people back home who love, support and respect you and who wish you a safe and speedy return. You sacrifice everything in your lives for people you don't even know. You may not call yourselves heroes, but that's what you are.
Thank You
The first of every month, I post this message. It would be nice to see people honor and thank the men and woman who keep us safe. So if you would like to take part in this, just save the image above to your server and re-post this post. If you're not able to upload images, Photobucket or Tinypic are two great free host sites. What's great about this is that anyone can participate. There's no political leanings here. Show your support for the men and woman who defend our freedoms.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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