Monday, April 30, 2007

It's Real

Global warming is causing the southern ice cap to melt. Maybe the well known climatological scientist, Al Gore, is right after all.

Wise Sage Of The Day

"Always frame conflict as a clash of ideas, not persons."
Robert Kegan
Friday, April 27, 2007

PeTA Is So Damn Stupid

It's not an "it", it's a "he".

I tell you, when my dog reads a story from the AP he's extremely offended when they say "it" or "whom". He's a person too, damnit.

I weep for this country because of where we're heading.
I don't even need to talk about it, it speaks for itself. However, I will add this.
One couple said they became suspicious when they took their "dog" to have its claws trimmed and were told it had hooves

Credit: Master Of None

Too Freakin' Funny

We all know that the world hates America. We're the evil empire and all, but it seems they're not too fond of the French as well. But here's the best part. The French don't even like the French. Those crazy frogs.
Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Letter To The President

Below is a copy the email that sent to the White House today.

Mr. President,

My name is Chris (Last Name Withheld Here) and I am writing you this letter today to express my views on the situation in Iraq. Before I go any further, let me just say that I support the War On Terror. It was the right thing to do after we were attacked and continues to be the right thing today. That being said, I wanted to talk about the votes that have taken place in Congress over the past two days to being withdrawing the troops from Iraq. While I don't agree with the Democrats plan to pull all American troops out of Iraq by next year, that's a foolish idea, I do think it's time to start pulling some out. I'm not an expert on military tactics. I'm not even going to try and be an "armchair General" like so many others, but I don't think we can hold their hands forever. We need to start letting go and let the Iraqi government and military take more control. Democrats in Congress continue to talk about "compromises" needing to be made. And I agree. Compromises do need to be made, but from both sides. A good compromise, at least in my opinion, would be to pull a third of out troops out, redeploy the rest along the borders to try and stop the flow of al-Qaeda from coming into the country and let the Iraqi military take over the duties of securing the parts of the country that are still under threat. An imperfect plan for an imperfect fight. I know. Maybe I am trying to be an "armchair General" after all. Obviously, we need to keep a military presence in Iraq for quite some time. To think otherwise would be short sighted, but I don't think we can continue to keep the troop levels where they are now and face future threats that will show up in the years to come. This may be a decades long fight and we're not going to be able to put the majority of our focus on just one front.

Thank you for your time,
Chris (Last Name Withheld Here)
Agree or disagree with me, just try to keep the discussion civil.

It's A Good Idea...

in theory. New York is set to open the Khalil Gibran International Academy. An Arabic-speaking school. But, like the author of the piece, I think there is some trepidation that's warranted. I mean, look at some of the Mosques not only in this country but around the world. How many of them teach hate? We could be looking at another England situation here. Muslims, born in the U.S., being indoctrinated with hatred carrying out acts of terror. Scoff all you want, but denying that it's possible is very short sighted.
Credit: John K
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Soldier Was Suggested By Sunny Kay

Col. Cyril Richard
Col. Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla
68 years old from New York City, New York
16th Air Assault Brigade, Parachute Regiment (England)
Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) (U.S.)
September 11, 2001

Col. Rick Rescorla is a multiple time hero. In 1957 he enlisted in the British Army and began training as a paratrooper with The Parachute Regiment of the 16th Air Assault Brigade. He went on to serve with an intelligence unit in Cyprus, a paramilitary police inspector in the Northern Rhodesia Police (now the Zambia Police Service). When his military career ended in England he joined the Metropolitan Police Service in London. But he found the paperwork too boring and quite at the behest of a friend who encouraged him to join the United State Army. Which he did.

In 1963, Rescorla enlisted, with his friend, in the United States Army. After he completed basic training he attended officer training school and was assigned as a platoon leader in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).

He was shipped to Vietnam and participated in the Battle of la Drang. While in Vietnam, he was given the nickname "Hard Core" by his men for his bravery in battle.

In 1968, Resorla became a U.S. citizen and continued his service in the Army Reserves until 1990 when he retired. In 1985 he joined a financial services firm, located in the World Trade Center, as security director.

In 1993, when the WTC was bombed, Rescorla was instrumental in evacuating people from the building. Afterwards, he enacted a policy in which all employees of the firm practiced evacuation drills every three months.

September 11, 2001. Rick Rescorla was supposed to be on vacation getting ready for his daughters wedding. Instead he was at work covering a shift for one of his deputies so that he could go on vacation. When American Airlines Flight 11 hit Tower 1, Rescorla ignored officials advice to stay put and opted instead to put his evacuation drills to use. While evacuating the 3,800 employees of his firm in Towers 2 and 5 he kept reminding them "be proud to be an American ...everyone will be talking about you tomorrow" and sang God Bless America over his bullhorn. When Flight 175 struck Tower 2, Rescorla had already evacuated most of the employees from his firm as well as many others from other floors. He then went back in, despite being told he needed to evacuate himself. The last known words anyone heard him say were, "As soon as I make sure everyone else is out". Tower 2 collapsed with Rick Rescorla last seen heading to the 10th floor looking for more people to help.

As a result of his actions that day, all but six employees of his firm made it out alive. One of those being him and three others being his deputies who followed him into Tower 2, Wesley Mercer, Jorge Velazquez, and Godwin Forde.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, April 23, 2007


Semper-Fi, Marine.
Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Clintons: A Family Of Criminals

This Post Was Suggested To Me By John K

I'm kind of rushing, so you'll just have to read it yourself.
Saturday, April 21, 2007

Yeah, Rover. Hit That

The Greatest Invention Ever. EVER. Look at that little sumbitch go.
Friday, April 20, 2007

Wise Sage Of The Day

"I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express."
Caldwell O'Keefe
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Polar Wars Episode III: Revenge Of Knut

Sure, this polar bear started off all cute and cuddly. We wanted to hug and kiss him.

We all felt sorry for him that his mom rejected him and that animal nuts wanted him dead, but in only a few short weeks this little SOB got big.

See, it looks like he's holding onto this guy's leg just playing like a baby is want to do. No. This evil monster is sizing him up because in two weeks, or so, he's going to be big enough to take that leg with him. Look at those eyes. No soul.

"The thing about a 'polar bear', it's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When it comes at you it doesn't seem to be livin'... until he bites you, and those black eyes roll over white. "
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Olbermann: The Epitome Of Stupidity

It didn't take long for someone to Blame Bush for the shootings at Virginia Tech. And low and behold, it was renowned Bushaphobe Keith Olbermann. Of course he had his facts wrong, but we can't hold that against him.

Also. I'm no gun expert. Hell, I'm not even a fan of the things, but I'd heard that a 9MM uses magazines rather than clips and that there's a real difference between the two. If I'm wrong, I apologize, but could someone let me know.

One last thing. Dr. Phil is blaming video games for the killings. What?!?!? We'd just learned who did this and Dr. Fraud is blaming video games? I sure would like to know how the good Dr. knew this guy even played video games.

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Soldier Was Submitted By Anna

Chief Mast Sgt. John Gebhardt
Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt
Superintendent of the 22nd Wing Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base

Have you heard of Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt? Maybe you have and maybe you haven't. CMSgt. Hebhardt gain some notoriety recently. Not for an action that he took on the battlefield, but rather for a picture(not shown because it is graphic) that was taken of him.

In 2006, CMSgt. John Gebhardt was photographed holding a little Iraqi girl that had been injured. Her family had been attacked by insurgents. Both of her parents were killed, along with many of her siblings, and she had been shot in the head and left for dead. But she was tougher than that. She was brought to Balad Air Base Hospital where she was operated on and ultimately saved. As you can imagine, it was an extremely hard time for this little girl. Her recovery was hellish. But when CMSgt. Gebhardt would hold her, she seemed to be comforted. He spent many nights sleeping in a chair with her in his arms. The picture wast taken by a fellow airman while CMSgt. Gebhardt and the little girl were napping. Said CMSgt. Gebhardt, "I'm sure that probably just gave her some inner peace that she could reach."

On a side note. This is why I started doing these Wednesday Hero posts. Because of people like Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt. It's soldiers like him that should make us all proud of our military.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Strike, Strike, Strike

I'm not a big fan of those who go on strike, but that's exactly what our military should do until those in Congress stop acting like babies. First they tried to tie the funding for the troops in with a timetable and other assorted crap, and now they're talking about stage two when that plan fails.
Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, told reporters in Michigan Monday that if Bush vetoes their original bill, Democrats would go with a "second-best approach" to dealing with security issues in Iraq. He said the second bill would tie U.S. economic and military support to the Iraqi government's ability to meet performance benchmarks.
Not only screw Iraq once by pulling all troops out, but screw them twice by removing all support. "I'm taking my toys and going home". Babies.
Monday, April 16, 2007


From RudeBoyMurphy
It's clear, Chris, that you don't like people coming from other countries, who don't have their paperwork in order, but an isolated sexual assault isn't a strong argument for improving border security.

Well, how about this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.

Your assertion that this is about a single rape of a child sexual assaults alone is just plain stupid. The situation at the border is MUCH bigger.

And my wanting of tougher border security extends to the Canadian border as well.
Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Great Game Of Political Chess, II

This time it's the Democrats. In a recent story, that's been buried, two high-power Democrats were talking about how if the War On Terror fails it's going to help them. Said N.Y. Senator, Chuck Schumer,
It's at least my belief that they are going to have to break because they're going to look extinction, some of them, in the eye
And he's right. Republicans most likely will lose seats if they continue to support the war. But I would rather have someone lose their seat than become John Kerry, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid,
We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war
And that's what's important, isn't that right Harry?

This war shouldn't be fought on the basis of public opinion. But sadly, it is. It doesn't matter one damn bit that a majority of Americans don't agree with it. I don't care if I was the only person in America that supported this war, Congress can't conduct something this important based on polls. Like I've said in the past, the only thing these people are worried about is power.
Credit: Mudville Gazette
Saturday, April 14, 2007

At Least They're Asking The Tough Questions

During a radio interview in New Hampshire, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked by a NH voter what the U.S. could do about Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol. What with Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, al-Qaeda, nuclear weapons, illegal aliens and global warming it's good to know where some American's priorities lie.
Friday, April 13, 2007

"Dog" Needs Our Help

Head over to his official site and sign the letter. Yes, it's on the Tom Tancredo presidential site, but that doesn't matter. If you have a blog, repost this. This is a screwed up situation. He's facing four years in a Mexican prison for arresting a man who was convicted of violently raping over 80 women. Why our government is allowing this to happen is beyond me.

After watching the interview he gave to Glenn Beck, I'm not sure who's actually behind this. I use to think it was the Mexican government, but some of the stuff they talked about seems points to our own.
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Oh Boy

Can't wait to see how Conservatives and Republicans are portrayed in this. I'm sure it'll be a fair depiction.

Imus, And Other Stuff

Well, I've avoided this for one simple reason. It's a non-story. But there is one thing I wanted to talk about. Something he said on his show today I thought was worth talking about.

Not only Sharpton, but also Jesse Jackson. They were so ready to convict and hang these guys. Will they hold a press conference and apologize to them? I'm guessing not. Also, since this post also deals with racist remarks, since when are these two any sort of moral authority on this? Sharpton once referred to white people "interlopers" and "crackers" and called a Jewish man a "diamond merchant". Then there's Jesse Jackson and his infamous "hymie town". These two racist, anti-semitic jackasses have absolutely no ground to be upset about this.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Solider Was Summited By Lt. Schneider

SSgt. Keith
SSgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin
24 years old from Batavia, Ohio
Army Reserves 724th Transportation Company
MIA Since April 9, 2004

Strength, perseverance and determination is how you would describe the family of SSgt. Keith Maupin. Because even though their son has been missing now for almost three years, his parents still haven't given up hope that he's still alive. Said his father, Keith Maupin, "I'm saying it ain't over till the fat lady sings and when she sings, I'm going to choke her. That's what I say. They're going to find Matt." His mother, Carolyn, was quoted as saying, "We're to keep our hope up. And praying until they can prove to us 100 percent either way. And that's what I'm going to do. And I realize we only have a 50/50 chance here, but I'm not going the low road. I'm going the high road"

SSGt. Maupin, who was PFC. Maupin when he was capture and has since received two promotions, was reported MIA when his fuel convoy came under attack near the Baghdad International Airport. Along with Maupin was Sgt. Elmer Krause and seven employees of U.S. contractor Kellogg, Brown & Root. All of whom were either rescued or escaped. Seven days later, on April 16, Al-Jazeera aired a video tape of Maupin in which he was forced to admit that he was went to Iraq unwillingly. Then on June 28, 2004, Al-Jazerra reported that PFC. Maupin had been executed by a group calling themselves Persistent Power Against the Enemies of God and the Prophet. But no concrete proof has surfaced either way.

SSgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin remains the only U.S. solider unaccounted for in Iraq. His parents have created a website called Yellow Ribbon Support Center if you would like to check it out. And while most in the media have forgotten Keith Maupin, Wednesday Hero hasn't.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Music

How do you combat global warming? Why, you throw a concert that spans the entire planet, Antarctica included, and goes one for 24-hours straight. That's how. Think about it. This concert will take place in July. For the Northern hemisphere, at least, that's Summer. All the Captain Planets will need their air conditioners. Not to mention all the electricity that will be needed to power their trailers, amps, guitars, lights, microphones, pyro, the television cameras and what not. But wait, according to the Wikipedia article,
Organizers have stated that the venues will utilize on-site power generation, efficient methods of energy utilization and sustainable facilities management in an effort to minimize environmental impact
So maybe I'm wrong. But at least we have the fuel that will be needed to fly these carbon credit eco-warriors to their venues. How else is Korn and Oasis going to get to Australia and the Black Eyed Peas going to get to the U.K.? Swim? And the fuel that the concerned concert goers will need to drive to the shows. But I'm sure it's a small price to pay to bring awareness to the damage us common folk are causing.
But, hell Washington. Don't actually try to get serious about the border problems. I mean, it's not like it's your job to protect us or anything. No. Your job is to talk and bluster(same thing I know), give yourselves pay raises, attack the other side and waste our money on things like "fact finding missions". To actually get off your rich asses and do something that's not for political or personal gain? That's not why you're there. That's not why we elected you.
Monday, April 9, 2007

Obama Drops Out Of FNC Sponsored Debate

First it was John Edwards and now Barack Obama. This line, I think, sums it up perfectly.
CNN seemed like a more appropriate venue
Hey, Obama, quit being a pussy, grow a set and do the debate.
Sunday, April 8, 2007

Another Global Warming Denier

Is Richard S. Lindzen, a professor of Meteorology at MIT just another crackpot that should be ignored?

"Picking holes in the IPCC is crucial. The notion that if you’re ignorant of something and somebody comes up with a wrong answer, and you have to accept that because you don’t have another wrong answer to offer is like faith healing, it’s like quackery in medicine"
Prof. Richard S. Lindzen
Saturday, April 7, 2007

More Waste Of Time And Money

First it was the argument over what to call the war and now this. This is their solution to real problems facing education? MP3 players? "My little Johnny can't spell 'school', but at least he can listen to Jay-Z on the go". Why do the morons in government, whether it's local or federal, insist on being so damn stupid? Did I just answer my own question?
Friday, April 6, 2007

Those Evil Occupying Buddhists

There's a report that an al-Qaeda linked group tried to assassinate the Dalai Lama. Now, why would they do this? He's never killed a Muslim. He's never invaded a Muslim country. And my knowledge he's never drawn a picture of Mohamed. So would they target what may be the most peaceful man on the planet? That's just not rational. Oh. Read the last line of the piece.

Can't wait to see what Za and Murph have to say. They're continued denial that there is a danger aspect to Islam is a riot to read.
Thursday, April 5, 2007

My .30-06 Is Bigger Than Yours

Why is this even news? Since when do you have to be a hunter or a member of the NRA or even like guns to be a Republican candidate? If you don't like guns, grow a set and admit it. Don't wuss out and pretend to for your campaign.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007

To Hell With The Name

Of all the real dangers we have to worry about in this war, this is what is being argued over? What do call the damn thing? I hang my head in shame of our "leaders". These whiny little piss-ant assholes, Republicans as well as Democrats, are more concerned about image and politics than actually protecting us. And what's worse? We voted for them. I'm starting to see why we have such a low turnout on election days.

Wednesday Hero

Maj. William D. Chesarek, Jr.
Maj. William D. Chesarek, Jr.
Royal Air Force's 847th Naval Air Squadron, Commando Helicopter Force

Maj. William D. Chesarek, Jr. has done something no other U.S. service member has done since WWII. On March 21 of this year, Maj. Chesarek was awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross, by Queen Elizabeth, for saving lives and in recognition for his bravery during combat operations in Iraq. Maj. Chesark was assigned as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force's 847th Naval Air Squadron, Commando Helicopter Force in 2005 and was the pilot of the RAF’s Lynx Mk7 helicopter.

On the evening of June 10, 2006, Chesarek was providing radio communication relay for British ground troops conducting a company-sized search operation near Amarah, Iraq. Listening to radio transmissions, he overheard that a vehicle involved in the operation had became disabled and a crowd of insurgents was firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at the company.

According to his award citation, "Chesarek elected to fly low over the area in an attempt to distract the crowd and if possible, to engage the insurgents." Because the crowd was so close to the ground troops, instead of engaging his machine gun, he "opted instead to provide bold, harassing, very low level flight over the area in an attempt to disperse the crowd."

You can read Maj. Chesarek's story in it's entirety here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Life Lesson #28

Don't sneeze into a fan that's turned on.

This Has Gone Too Far

100% pure dumbass.

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils

England has become a scary place to be.
But the same department deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades at Key Stage 3 (11- to 14-year-olds) because their balanced treatment of the topic would have challenged what was taught in some local mosques
I wonder if they have any qualms about teaching evolution because it challenges what Christian students are taught in their churches. My guess... no. Why doesn't they just change their name from England to New Mecca and be done with it. God help us if America ever starts looking like this. But I'm afraid it's only a matter of time.

Oops, it seems that I had put creationism instead of evolution. Sorry about that. It’s fixed now.
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Top 7 Signs Of Spring

Below is a list of things that will help you know when Spring has really sprung. In case you need help.

7. Gas prices go up. Went from $1.98 to $2.50 in less than three months.

6. The weather starts to warm up. We've had some upper 70's, but it could get near 90 on Monday.

5. Thunderstorms. Depending on what part of the country you live in. But, I've already talked about those.

4. Cookouts. I've already had three so far. Love a good grilled burger with some oregano and Mrs. Dash. Yum.

3. Everything turns green. With all the rain we've had over the past two days alone, things really busted out. Also, when we had those bad ice storms I said that I thought my hedge had bit the dust. It didn't. It exploded a couple of weeks ago with new growth.

2. Allergies. Mine haven't hit, yet. Nor has my dog's.

1. Mowing the lawn. Which I got to do today. Woo-hoo. Nothing like the smell of gas on your hands and frayed nerves because the damn mower won't start. Apparently I hadn't primed it enough to get the gas flowing through the carb.

Wise Sage Of The Day

"Every man is ignorant - just on different subjects."
Will Rodgers