Friday, December 30, 2005

New Year's Resolutions

They are pretty much the same this year as every year, which is an indication of how successful I’ve been with resolutions.

Lose weight: only the amount changes year to year and never in the right direction. Loosing weight is an odd New Year’s resolution. If in Jun I notice that I’ve gained five pounds, wouldn’t it be better to lose the weight right then instead of waiting until New Year’s? Now I’m 25 pounds overweight and short of cutting off a limb or two have little hope of losing it.

Stop swearing: or get it down to a respectable level. Say, every other word. It’s odd that something that is so unattractive flourishes. And not just in fits of anger or frustration but rather as a part of normal conversation. Especially among the young for whom neither granny’s funeral nor a baby’s baptism is an obvious occasion to curb one’s tongue.

Listen more attentively to Lex jr.: which would be easier if he were not talking all of the time while hopping on one foot, eating cookies, spilling milk and usually about nothing more important than what Spongebob said to Patrick. It does have a bit of comic value come to think of it. OK, I’ll pay more attention.

Listen more attentively to the Mrs.: but we both know how the conversation will end. I always get the last word in which is…Yesdear.

In all likelihood I’ll fail…again… at these so I’ve decided to add in a couple of sure things this year:

Watch more NASCAR.

Be more compulsive in my buying habits.

Try to be a little less helpful around the house. (This will require a real effort on my part.)

Get to church…if I can.

Now the Griffin has the right idea about all of the resolution stuff:
“I resolve to not change one bit. It took years to get me just the way I like me, and I therefore resolve to stay as I am.

“Libs must lay the 50 ways they will change their lives each year. Sounds like a lot of work to me. One thing I know is that if someone has sooo many things to change they must be one miserable sob. So Happy New Year to me and all those miserable sob's out there.” The Griffin sends.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

President Reid

In the two posts below Lex has discussed the ideas of unreasonable search and the expectation of privacy. We know how Bush works. Now let’s see what might happen with a President Harry Reid and Vice President Nance Polosi.

Our hero Jack Bauer has tracked the nefarious terrorist Abdul Kareem Hadhizassshotoff, who has destroyed three American cities in the last three weeks, to a warehouse, where Jack’s Geiger counter is going crazy. Jack calls back to CTU to get a contact team dispatched forthwith. “No can do Jacko.” The Director informs Jack. “We need the FISA court to OK a warrant. You know, Hadhizassshotoff has an expectation of privacy in his warehouse. It might be unreasonable to go barging in on him. That’ll take about two days.” Jack is incredulous. “LA could be a smoldering heap in two days!!” “Well, better that than violating a terrorist’s civil liberties. Besides we don’t want the ACLU coming down on us.” Jack responds, “Idiot! Get me a line to President Reid.”

Secretary of State Al Franken answers, “Look Jack, we just cannot interrupt President Reid right now. He’s in very delicate negotiations with Revs Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on reparations. Now that President Reid has decided to pay, Jackson and Sharpton want $6 million for every African-American man, woman and child. Reid thinks that’s ridiculous and has countered with $5.95 mil. It’s very delicate right now.”

The vein in Jack’s neck is about to pop, “Look you loser get me the President now.” “Loser? Look, nobody but Rush Limbaugh could have made that Air America thing work. Anyone who says different is a lying liar that lies about the lies he’s been lying about.’’ Jack screams, “Get me the Vice President then!” Al informs Jack that “The Nance Monster” is in San Diego welcoming illegals into the country at one of the Border Patrol’s safe passage check points where illegals are registered as Democrats, given fake IDs and $2,000 in cash to get started.

“Get me Secretary of Defense Michael Moore then.” Jack demands. “Mike’s making a movie about how America deserves to have its cities destroyed because we have been a force for evil in the world and we elected a Bush president three times.”

Jack’s had enough. He storms the warehouse single handedly killing 30 terrorists including Hadhizassshotoff and disarms a nuclear device. President Reid orders Attorney General Ramsey Clark, fresh from winning an acquittal for Saddam Hussein, to conduct a full investigation. Clark finds Jack violated several of the terrorist’s civil liberties. In order to avoid a messy trial, President Reid orders that Jack be exiled to Iraq where Reid has just restored Hussein to power and agreed to pay Hussein $180 Billion in reparations. To put the whole mess behind him, Reid orders SecDef Moore to erect a monument to Hadhizassshotoff in Arlington cemetery where he was buried with full military honors. After breaking off negotiations with Mexico for the return of Texas, Reid meets with Hadhizassshotoff's family and agrees to pay $10 billion in reparations in an out of court settlement for wrongful death. SecDef Moore begins to produce a documentary film on Hadhizassshotoff and his band entitled “The Minutemen of Our Time”.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Great Expectations

Does anyone expect not to be photographed when they enter a bank, a courthouse, run a red light, speed in Europe, park their car at Wal-mart? Security cameras are everywhere these days. If and when I ever invest in private property for the family to live on, I’ll probably put in motion detectors hooked to flood lights and a camera. Why not, it’s cheep. Those devices, along with the National Rifle Association bumper stickers firmly affixed to the back of my autos and one of those catchy “This house protected by Smith & Wesson” signs in the front yard, ought to be enough to deter most of the criminal element.

Does anyone who uses a cell or wireless phone expect not to be overheard by anyone within a ¼ mile using a common frequency scanner? I don’t have a cell phone, but if I did I wouldn’t go about discussing private things over that type of line. I sure wouldn’t be discussing criminal activities over one. Technology has made it such that I have no expectation that what I say over what essentially is a radio transmitter will not be overheard by some unintended recipient. It’s sort of like the old days when people shared party lines or the local operator connected calls. One never knew if someone was listening in so one didn’t discuss sensitive things on the phone.

Does anyone expect privacy on the Internet? Isn’t it odd that after checking out the Lego site for Christmas, I get 50 e-mails from Lego telling me about sales on particular items that I had visited? Isn’t it odd that after visiting a real estate site I get 50 e-mails from mortgage providers? I know that companies track who visits their sites and they share that information. I conduct my Internet business accordingly.

There is no right to privacy expressed in the Constitution. In public or in our homes aside from the 4th Amendment the founding fathers were bright enough to not allow terrorists to plot unfettered in their homes. I can be secure from unreasonable search and seizure if I bother to follow the law. But I have no right to turn my basement into a biolab for cooking meth or constructing a dirty bomb. If the feds notice the high traffic of the usual dopes associated with a meth operation, I can expect them to crashing in on me. If an FBI van drives by with a Geiger counter that goes off like baby sister’s rattle, I can expect a knock at my door. Only an idiot would have an expectation of privacy to run a meth lab or construct a dirty bomb.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Is monitoring terrorists unreasonable?

The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution States: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Unreasonable might be the Feds knocking down your door in the middle of the night and arresting you after finding out that your kids had removed one of those federal warning tags from a mattress. Unreasonable might be having the full force of the federal government used to raid your house in the middle of the night to snatch a scared six year old from a relative’s arms so that the child could be returned to a communist dictator (Elian Gonzales). Unreasonable might be having your home surrounded and your family and dog shot to death by FBI agents (Ruby Ridge). Unreasonable might be having scores of people, including many children, burnt to death by miscalculations of a bunch of federal bureaucrats (Wako).

Whatever “unreasonable” is, 99.9% of us wouldn’t put eavesdropping on a terrorists on an international line or running a Geiger counter past their home or the Mosque where they worship aka plot in the “unreasonable” category.

So, in privacy for terrorists and unreasonable search of terrorists, the Dems think that they have finally found the pike upon which to hoist the head of George W. Watch the preening class during the January hearings on eavesdropping and warrantless monitoring of certain Muslims and Mosques. Watch the feigned outrage. Watch the mock horror that this president might actually be taking his constitutional duties as Commander in Chief seriously. Watch Mr. & Mrs. America yawn deeply at the whole spectacle and demand that the president keep doing what he’s been doing.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I bring you good tidings of great joy.

The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into the city of Juda; and entered into the house of Zachariah and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
And blessed is he that believed: for there shall be performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.
He has showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away ... And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone 'round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
-- Luke 1:26-53, 2:1-21.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas to all

Well the big day is almost here, Christmas that is or for the secular crowd the non denominational winter holiday. Lex jr. is wound up tighter than a two dollar watch. He has an Advent calendar that he works everyday. No matter how he arranges the pieces there are always a few holes left. I asked one day why he was rearranging the pieces. “So it won’t look like there are so many days to go” he told me. I said, well just put all of the pieces on and it’ll be Christmas. He shook his head and said seriously, “It doesn’t work like that dad.”

We’re off to the Christmas Markt in Strasbourg today. Except for venturing into France, it ought to be fun. I thought all of our shopping was done. We emptied the Lego department at the local toy store – curse you Lego for not having enough of the Star Wars chess sets – next delivery date is April! I purchased and neatly wrapped the shotgun, power drill, and bottle of single malt scotch the Mrs. has had her eyes on. I had “Lex” engraved on the shotgun just in case she doesn’t like it. I’ve sent new pictures of myself to all of our friends and laid on an extra case of beer for the game. Can’t imagine what else we might need that’s all the way over in Strasbourg. Oh well, you know me anything for the family.

After all of the excitement and Lego construction on Christmas day, we’ll take a moment to reflect on the reason for the season and those who are off doing the country’s business. Merry Christmas all.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Crushing the RATS in '06

There are three huge issues that any conservative can beat any DemoRAT/RepubliRAT on in the mid-terms.

National security.
When Iraq comes up, support it 100%. Tell voters we are killing the enemy in Iraq, a situation far more preferable than them killing us here.

When the torture issue comes up, lambaste anyone who suggests that American troops torture enemy prisoners. Tell voters that American troops are not criminals and any senator or representative who suggests that they are by offering legislation that de facto accuses them of criminal activities is not fit to serve (John, I am the Exalted One, McCain).

When the candidate is accused of attacking DemoRAT patriotism, tell voters that to be a patriot should require more than continually running down one’s own country and president.

When asked about NSA eavesdropping, tell voters only pointed headed liberals out to get the president do not think that it’s a good idea. The Libs would rather have us all die in our sleep at the hands of the terrorists than listen in on a phone conversation or deprive one of them of their 3 squares a day at G’itmo.

In short, DemoRATS are too weak to be trusted with the Nation’s security.

Tie immigration to the security issue
- building a fence, the higher the better, electrified randomly.
- fining employers of illegals $500,000 for second offences.
- eliminating any and all welfare benefits for illegals.
- returning every illegal after 90 days of collecting trash on the Nation’s highways for nothing more than a cot and 3 portions of very thin gruel.
- a guest worker program that requires a photo ID card with thumb print and online re-registration every 90 days.

Simple. We have the energy here and we are going to go get it. We will not continue to pay billions of dollars to Arab regimes that are at best playing both sides in the terror war against the middle. Nor will we deal with a South American dictator, nor Mexico until it polices its side of our border. We have the capacity to be more energy independent. We will commit to that independence. We can do it cleanly and safely. Only DemoRATS doubt America’s ability to sustain itself.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Immaculate Conception

For many people, the Immaculate Conception is a bridge too far. Because childbirth is such a common occurrence, it seems for many, rising from the dead is far easier to believe than the Immaculate Conception. It isn’t for me. My first experience with the concept of the Immaculate Conception was my own Aunt Anna who wasn’t able to conceive until after visiting Rome and seeing the Pope. When I heard the family story as child and young adult my reaction was, “Yea, right”.

My next experience was a friend and his wife who were told by “competent medical authority” that it was impossible for him and his wife to conceive a child. They adopted two children before having two naturally themselves. Then there was the friend and his wife who were assured by their doctor that they were beyond the child bearing years - then had twins. That particular set of circumstances has happened to two different couples. Then there was the near disastrous pregnancy of a friend’s wife after he had had a vasectomy. Low and behold, tests proved the child was his own. Finally, there was the whole Franko Harris thing. Sorry, that was the immaculate REception not CONception

So, for me, a miracle is a miracle. If I can accept that Christ rose from the dead, the Immaculate Conception is easy. Besides the biggest provable miracle, based on DNA statistics, is that any one of us exists at all. When you calculate those odds, anything else seems almost likely – except maybe the Indians winning the World Series.

21st century man is too cool, too in control, too sure of himself to believe in anything that requires a spiritual faith. Ironically, 21st century man has faith in the Big Bang theory. Yet, he doesn’t know where the big bang came from. He just has faith that it occurred. He believes in evolution. But he cannot cause anything to “evolve” in a manner of his own design. Wouldn’t it be nice if all men were 6’ 2” 190 lbs? 21st century man still can’t explain how a bumble bee flies, but he’s absolutely sure God had no hand in it. And there are only about 10,000,000,000 things to the tenth power that 21st century man can’t explain about life, but he remains arrogant enough to believe he’s in control. To me, it just makes more sense to believe God’s in control.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

George W. punks Demorats MSM

The man was on fire. The president that is. George W. was punking the media and DemoRATS so much yesterday that it looked like a two hour Ashton Kutcher special. The media lemmings for their part stuck with the “domestic spying on Americans” theme. Hmmm, I could of sworn that at least one end of the subject calls were international. And who knows that any of the subjects were Americans? I suspect that some were, but who really knows? So why is the media hyping the “domestic” spying on “Americans” angle? Why not a headline that says, “Bush targets international terrorists”?

The reason, Mr. & Mrs. America is that, while DemoRATS and MSM weasels claim to be patriots, the only way to measure their patriotism is by the amount and vitriol of their opposition to America and President Bush. That’s it. Patriotism for this creepy class consists solely of one’s willingness to bash his own country and president.

The crime in this story is not that George W. authorized wire taps on terrorist scumbags. The real crime here is that someone in our own CIA exposed the program. The crime is not that US troops are committing torture – they aren’t. The real crime is our exalted elected officials passing a law against torture because they think that our troops are engaged in that practice. The crime isn’t that “our Army is broken and worn out” – it isn’t. The real crime is a well placed government official giving aid and comfort to the enemy by stating that it is. The crime is not that we can’t or aren’t winning in Iraq – we can and are. The real crime is the DNC chair giving aid and comfort to the enemy by saying we can’t win. The crime isn’t that we are not making progress in Iraq – we are. The real crime is that the progress goes unreported. The crime is not that there are no heroes in Iraq – there are scores upon scores of heroes. The real crime is that their heroism goes unreported. The crime is not the federal government’s misuse of the Patriot Act – there’s been none reported. The crime is craven politicians playing politics with America’s safety by letting the act lapse.

No, for some odd reason, you cannot call these treasonous enemy sympathizing bastards what they are - treasonous enemy sympathizing bastards - but you can ask, “What would they be doing differently if they were treasonous enemy sympathizing bastards”? Sadly, the answer to that question is, “Not much.”

Monday, December 19, 2005

Congress authorized eavesdropping

So, lemme get this straight. There are terrorists in the US talking with terrorists outside the US. After 9/11, the president authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on the international part of that conversation, not unlike hopefully 1,000s of cases the CIA conducts everyday. But because one terminus of the NSA targeted conversation happens to be a terrorist located within US territory, the press and DemoRATS are placing the backs of their hands against their peaked foreheads, going weak in the knees and fainting while looking for a couch and the salts. If you needed another one, this reason number 100,856 why it is not yet safe to vote DemoRAT.

I don’t know what all of the fuss about. I trusted that our government was doing exactly this kind of thing. Now, I find out that they are doing it, but the DemoRATS and MSM are upset about it. An incredulous Tim Russert kept asking Sec State Condi Rice “by who’s authority were such actions were being taken.” Rice said, “Well Tim, I’m not a lawyer blah, blah, blah.”

Well Tim, Lex ain’t no damn lawyer either, but let me give ‘er a shot, Tim. Tim, did you know that on Sep 18, 2001 the congress of these here United States authorized the president to use “all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines (Looky there, Tim, it says "he", meaning the president. But it don’t say nothing ‘bout no damn Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.) planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.” Hot damn, that there Google thing is great Tim. You ought to try it sometime seeins how you’re in the business ‘n all.

Oh yeah, Tim, then there’s that pesky war resolution on Iraq that your BOY John, I was in Vietnam blowing myself up with my own hand grenades and collecting Purple Hearts for it, Kerry voted for, “Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40)” Tim, that there Public Law 107-40 just takes us back to the first quote. Oh, and Tim, there’s that little known part of the Constitution, Executive Department, Article II or something. You know the one. It has that whole Commander in Chief thing in it.

Why are media bums and DemoRATS so believable when they act ignorant about things? Prediction: This is so easily understood, Joe Sixpack will immediately be asking, “What the hell they fussin’ ‘bout? It’s just a bunch a damned terrist.”

Friday, December 16, 2005

Non denominational winter holiday quiz

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OK class it’s time for your Friday quiz. So get out a piece of paper and a #2 pencil. Keep your eyes on your own paper and remember this is a public school so there are no wrong answers.

The picture above is:
a. A Christmas tree.
b. A holiday tree.
c. A good use of a renewable resource.
d. The wonton and senseless destruction of squirrel and bird habitat.

A Holiday tree is:
a. A tree dating to 1776 that one puts up on the 4th of July Holiday
b. A dead tree normally set up for the Memorial Day Holiday.
c. Any tree cut by a union member for the Labor Day Holiday.
d. A Cherry tree cut down to honor Washington on his birthday now oddly celebrated as the any President’s Day Holiday.

Christmas is:
a. A word used in conjunction with the word Merry by 98% of Americans to express good cheer to other Americans.
b. A word used by .000001% of Americans to sue 98% of Americans for wishing them good cheer.
c. A federal holiday passed by congress and signed into law by US Grant.
d. The celebration of the birth of the Christ child.

When a smug PC agnostic wishes you a “Happy Holiday” you should:
a. Laugh hysterically at a PC dope wishing you a happy-holy-day.
b. Shout back, “And Merry Christmas to you!”
c. Ask, “What holiday is it?”
d. Tell them you are Christian and offended by the use of the word “holiday”.

A Nativity scene is:
a. Expressly forbidden on public ground by the First Amendment of our constitution.
b. A divisive display designed to destroy our multi-culturism.
c. A law suit waiting to happen.
d. A depiction of the birth of the Christ child.

Santa Clause is:
a. The leader of far right Christian extremists during the month of December.
b. Some fat guy in a red suit that breaks into your house, eats your cookies, drinks your milk and leaves soot stains on the couch.
c. A shameless marketing tool used by stores to hawk toys to kids.
d. A modern depiction of Nicholas who made toys for poor children.

Joseph & Mary were:
a. Homeless and forced to live in a stable by money grubbing capitalists.
b. Required by a repressive government to leave their home and travel to Joseph’s birth place for a census so that the government could levy more onerous taxes.
c. Upon arriving in Joseph’s town of Bethlehem, they found no room at the inn and stayed in a stable were Mary gave birth to Christ.
d. A small college in the east –oops sorry that’s William & Mary.

Mary is:
a. An unwed mother knocked up on a one night stand after drinking too much wine.
b. The virgin who bore the Christ child after the Immaculate Conception.
c. The name of the girl I took to the prom.
d. One of the big theological differences between Catholics and Protestants and by extension why they find it necessary to hate and kill one another – very odd.

The star of the East was:
a. An angle sent by God to guide the three kings so that they may bow to the King of kings.
b. Halley’s Comet making its usual rounds.
c. The spaceship of the aliens who created us and the pyramids just driving by to see how things were going.
d. The space station.

Grade your own papers. Give yourself a 100%. Pass them to left and forward.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Election day in Iraq

Iraq votes. The world watches. Bashar Assad is beginning to wet himself…again. Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being found out by the rest of the world – even the French & Germans - for the reckless idiot that he is - a reckless idiot soon to have nuclear weapons. Jack(ass), the Good and Honorable, Murtha and his merry band of cut and run surrender at all cost cowards will have no other choice but to start their daily press self-aggrandizement with, “this is a good thing for Iraq, the Middle East and the world” before adding inevitable BUT, “America cannot win while our government is populated with the craven quivering yellow bellied treasonous sacks of excrement that currently speak for the DemoRAT party like me and Howie, talk about a draft dodger, Dean.”

Iraqis will be dancing in the streets – in fact they have been for a week already. But our fearless Lame Stream Media bums, reporting from nowhere but the safety of the Green Zone, will concentrate on the on bomb that went off, the soldier who was killed protecting voters, or the disaffected Sunni who decided not to vote. They will miss the big story, not because they are too stupid to see it. They will miss it because they want to miss it. "We can’t be giving the US military and GWB credit for anything, now can we? That will only encourage them to do something about Iran before it goes nuclear or something about the pencil neck geek in Syria. Better to wait for ’08 so the Shrill one can handle those disasters in waiting." The dolts in the MSM will go on and on about the impending civil war they’ve been predicting for three years now and the partition of Iraq – not a bad solution by the way - the partition not the civil war.

For his part the frat-boy president will continue to be the only adult in Washington. He’ll probably thank the DemoRATS and congress and give them credit for all that is right in the world while taking full responsibility for anything that has gone wrong. There is something Lincolnesque about this president. Like Lincoln, he is engaged in a war that holds the future of the nation in the balance. Like Lincoln, he has the nation’s opposition party advocating capitulation. Like Lincoln, he steadfastly refuses to yield to the opposition and/or whims of a fickle public. Like Lincoln, he is vilified by the opposition and in the press. Like Lincoln, he has freed millions. We know how history regards Lincoln. Only our great grandchildren may know how history will regard GW Bush.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I'v never been tortured but...

There’s an old story about a man that walks into a bar and asks an attractive young woman if she would have sex with him once for ten million dollars. The woman, without thinking, says, “Ten million dollars for a one night stand? Sure.” The man then says how about for ten dollars? The woman replies, “What do you think I am some kind of whore?” The man answers, “We’ve already established that you’re a whore. We’re just negotiating the price.”

The US Senate is holding a similar discussion with the house and executive branch with regard to torture. John, I love to hear myself talk, McCain (RepubliRAT, AZ) has agreed that torture can and should be used in extreme circumstances – say on Chris Matthews if the Hardball guy goes more than three shows without having McCain on as co-host. McCain has been given exalted status on torture because he was a POW in Vietnam for so many years. And of course, unless you’ve been a prisoner you are totally unqualified to speak on the subject or torture. Sort of like the time I called the city to report a traffic light that wasn’t working. The city bureaucrat said, “Look bud, you ever built a traffic light? Installed one? Changed the light in one? Then who the hell are you to tell us when it’s not working?” Ahh, yes but I know it’s not working because none of the lights are on. “No you don’t. You don’t know nothing about no traffic light. We build ‘em, install ‘em and fix ‘em. You can’t tell us nothing about no traffic light.”

We all agree that torture is justified from time to time, but it will be the exalted one, John McCain as former POW telling the rest of us when that torture is allowed. So if there is a terrorist with information about an IED in Iraq? The Exalted One will tell us, no that doesn’t rise to the level for the use of torture. Well it sure does if it’s you or your son driving by that IED. Now if there is plot to pull the plug on Tim Russert Sunday morning while the Exalted One is waxing on, well then I’m sure McCain would personally shove the bamboo under one of the conspirator’s fingernails to get to the bottom of the nefarious plot.

I’d be for leaving our torture policy as ambiguous as possible in the hope of deterring a scumbag or two. I might go so far as finding poor souls that have lost eyes and limbs or who have been badly burned in automobile or industrial accidents and pay them to beg on the streets of certain cities (Damascus, Tehran, Riyadh ) claiming that it was the US who brutalized them.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


It is the best time of the year. I was walking young Lex to bed the other night (Get this, he likes to walk to bed backward while standing on top of dad’s shoes, holding hands. I don’t get it.) and he asked what I liked best about Christmas. The music, I said. How about you? He thought hard, trying to think of something other than presents and settled on cookies. But I remember the anticipation and wonder at what kind of goodies mom and dad (mostly mom) might have found and wrapped up under the tree. For kids, it’s the presents stupid.

I don’t recall when all that changed. But one of most memorable Christmases was when I volunteered to take the Officer of the Day Duty at Las Pulgas, Camp Pendleton, CA. I was single and new to the battalion. So I volunteered for duty Christmas day and got good-guy points for jumping on a hand grenade that the battalion adjutant was probably going to throw me on anyway.

I ate breakfast in a near empty chow hall. Anyone who complains about chow in the service hasn’t been to a Marine Corps chow hall for breakfast. It’s great, and in the day, cost about $.70 half that if you’re on duty and are required to eat there. The chow hall was decorated and Christmas music was playing. I noticed more officers and senior staff NCOs than usual milling around wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Later, the battalion commander himself arrived at the duty hut with plate of cookies “from the wife” and hearty Merry Christmas for all of “his” duty personnel.

At lunch the chow hall was more deserted than during breakfast. I asked the mess chief were everyone went. “Happens every year. The staff NCOs show up at breakfast scour the chow hall and the barracks to find out who’s left behind. They round ‘em up and take ‘em home. They’ll all spend the day watching TV, having a few beers, eat dinner about four in the afternoon and be back here before we close to eat dinner again.”

I was making the mandatory tour of the camp that must be conducted between 12 pm. and 2 am. I saw a lone figure smoking a cigarette on the third story catwalk of the barracks. He must be contemplating suicide I thought. I asked him if everything was OK. “Oh, hell yes sir. I get to go on leave today. The family’s holding Christmas for me. I’ll be home for dinner.” It is the best time of the year.

Monday, December 12, 2005

DemoRATS faced with their own words cry foul

Found out to be the treasonous bastards that they are, DemoRATS are crying foul because the RNC is using the DemoRAT’s own words to demonstrate their defeatism. Chief chicken Howie, boy are we ever getting our asses kicked, Dean; Babs, who cares what happens to America as long as Bush’s embarrassed, Boxer; and John, the US military is nothing but a bunch of terrorists, Kerry are all crying foul. Why? Well it’s because the RNC is using the exact words they spoke in the linked ad. Outrageous! Why, how will any DemoRAT pol survive if they forced to maintain a single position on issues?

In another curious note, John, the Good and Honorable, Murtha declared that 2 + 2 = 5. “It’s added up to 4 for too long. Four is a failed strategy.” the Good and Honorable said. “Why if we can’t make it 5, we should redeploy America to the fifth dimension immediately. From there we can return if anyone threatens our national security”. Jean Schmidt took to floor of the house and said, “Murtha’s an idiot. 2 + 2 = 4. Always has. Always will. Even six of ten Marines can add 2 + 2 and get 4 most of the time.” DemoRATS were outraged. “Why John, the Good and Honorable is a decorated Vietnam War vet. If he says 2 + 2 = 5, who are these chickenhawk Republicans to dispute it? While John the Good and Honorable was sweating in the fields of Vietnam, many of these same Republicans were getting deferments to study math in college. So, who are you going to believe when someone tells you 2 + 2 = 5? Draft dodging Republicans who insist on the failed 2 + 2 = 4 strategy or a decorated Vietnam War vet?”

The RNC put up an ad showing Elmo with two apples and Grover with two apples. The Count comes and counts the apples and gets four. Howie, aka the Grouch, Dean called the ad a cheap political stunt and said that he and the Good and Honorable were taken out of context.

Friday, December 09, 2005

DemoRAT foreign policy: SURRENDER AT ALL COST

DemoRATS are angry that the RNC is using the words of Howie, America can't win, Dean, Jack(ass) Murtha and a host of other DemoRAT cut and run artists in an ad against them. Demorats will be running in '06 on a platform that calls for modernizing the American flag. DemoRATS will advocate removing the red stripes and blue field in the corner. Howie, trust me I'm a doctor, Dean said, "It's just easier and it pretty much signifies what DemoRATS are all about." Posted by Picasa

Iran pleased with DemoRATS response

The man DemoRATS trust more than their own president, Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, released a statement yesterday: "We are very pleased with White Flag Howie, Jack(ass) Murtha and the rest of the cut and run DemoRATS. We are only half pleased with John, I voted for it before I voted against it, Kerry. We promise we will cut off their heads last. It is the least we can do for the people that are helping us to come to power. After all, it is George Bush that is the real ememy here, right. He's the one that would have the world living in freedom. And we can all agree that Islamo-terror-fascists cannot tolerate that - or much of anything else as a matter of fact. We will be very pleased the day DemoRATS pass a bill removing red and blue from the American flag."Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 08, 2005

DemoRATS puff too long on antiwar exploding cigar

One thing we can always count on, if DemoRATS think they have an advantage they will overplay the advantage until it blows up in their faces. That is beginning to happen with John “The Good and Honorable (coward)” Murtha’s cut and run strategy in Iraq; true draft-dodger Howie “America is a loser” Dean; John “American troops are STILL terrorists” Kerry. Arrogant, ignorant DemoRAT doofuses know nothing about Joe Sixpack.

Joe hates to lose. Even a game of checkers – even if it’s on purpose to his 8 year old son. Joe hates when his favorite driver finishes second on Sunday. Joe is near suicidal when his teams lose on Saturday or Sunday. Joe ain’t gonna stand for losen no war because of a couple of chikensh%* politicians.

Joe is a man of honor. Joe gives up his seat on public transportation for old people, women and children. Joe cuts the neighbor’s grass when they are away on vacation. Joe runs to the all night store during his favorite TV show in the rain for tape to finish jr’s school project. If Joe says he’ll help you move, he shows up on time and stays until the job is done. So Joe ain’t gonna put up with leavin’ no job half done.

Joe is patriot. He doesn’t understand geo-politics but he knows surrender when he sees it. He may never have served in the military but he respects those who do and have. Joe may come to blows with anyone who calls our troops criminals or terrorists. Joe thinks America is a country that is basically good and descent. Not without fault, but willing to own up to its mistakes and correct them. Joe dont think America is a bad thing.

DemoRATS failure to understand the average American put them on the verge of total collapse. Let’s give ‘em a push in ’06.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What to do with Iran

What to do with Iran? Iran is on the verge of going nuclear. Can we allow Iran to simply go down the road, almost unnoticed, and acquire nukes? I don’t think so. When/if they do, it will have a greatly destabilizing affect on the Middle East. Relations between Iran and Iraq are tense as Iran is making its best effort to destabilize Iraq’s fledgling democracy. Iran has called for the destruction of Israel. Such statements, not surprising, do not sit well with Israel’s current government. President Bush has listed Iran with countries comprising an “axis of evil” not a good list to be on. Ask Saddam.

So what to do? Attack and occupation of a country the size of Iran with its forbidding terrain is problematic, to say the least. Even an attack on and occupation of a certain number of strategic nodes in Iran would make the Iraq war appear to be an effortless operation for Boy Scouts by comparison. The amount of troops and logistical support to carry out such an operation would tax planners to the limit.

Well we could take the DemoRATS approach and try to talk them to death or rather have the French talk them to death. Hey…maybe they are on to something. At least if they don’t get rid of the nukes, the Iranians will be punished by being in the same room as a Frenchman. But then who could stand it for more than a few minutes…the smell alone I mean? So those talks are doomed from the start. We could take another DemoRAT approach support the war when it is politically popular and then advocate a cut and run strategy - sort of voting for it before you vote against it. Or the final DemoRAT option, blame Iran’s nuclear ambitions on America. If America weren’t such a bully, peace loving Iran would have no use for nukes. So it’s all our fault and we should unilaterally destroy our own nuclear weapons. Because we have treated him so poorly, and he did such a good job getting rid of his own weapons, we could have Saddam verify the destruction.

Well here’s an idea, for a start have the Israelis turn out the lights in Tehran. We learned during our Bosnia experience that from 30,000 feet we can turn out the lights of a major city using chaff bombs. Once the lights go out the people will have an opportunity rise up and push the Mullahas out. But we know the Israelis don’t know how to execute such half measures. They will simply go in and reduce whatever facilities necessary to rubble. Well that’s another solution. Anyone who thinks that this president and the Israelis are going to sit by watching while Iran goes nuclear hasn’t been paying attention.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The middle road

We are on the middle path in Iraq. DemoRATS like Howie, I want the country to be a loser like me, Dean; John, it’s my party and I’ll lie if want to, Kerry; John, the Good & Honorable coward, Murtha all want to quit – cut and run in Iraq. They want to quit not because it would be good for the country but rather because it would be good for them. DemoRATS cannot tolerate a Bush/American victory in Iraq.

But what will happen if the DemoRATS get their way? America and its allies achieved absolute victory in WWII over Germany, Italy and Japan. After losing that war are those countries better or worse off today than they were when America entered the war? Only John, the weasel, Kerry would try to say “well it depends on what you mean by better off”.

Now let’s look at what happen when America quits. Korea? Would we better or worse off if we’d “stayed the course” in Korea? Where would we be today if Truman had backed up his threat to use nuclear force against China if they didn’t get out of Korea. China would be neutered. Korea would be united and prosperous and Democratic. Instead North Korea is dealing nukes to Iran. China is developing a space and missile program to threaten the entire US which has every potential to plunge us into another cold war.

How about Vietnam? What if we won there? 2,000,000 Cambodians and 100,000s of other people would be alive, prosperous and free. What if the DemoRATS hadn’t run us out of Lebanon? Wouldn’t that area of the world be better off? How about Somalia? If we’d stayed the course there rooted out the War Lords there and avenged the 18 dead soldiers, bin Laden would not have called America a “paper tiger”. He might have thought better of blowing our African embassies, the USS Cole and the World Trade Centers.

We are on the middle course. If the far left DemoRATS have their way, it will, as demonstrated above, lead to an even larger disaster. When that greater disaster is visited upon America, America will swing violently to the far right and a military solution will be found for nearly every problem abroad. Freedom in the US will be under assault by a new Patriot Act on steroids. In the end, if the DemoRATS have their way, the only thing they will accomplish is visiting further misery upon Iraq, the US and the rest of the world. But that probably causes them no concern as long as Bush suffers politically. The only thing that will cause DemoRATS concern is that when the inevitable disaster strikes, they will be out of power forever as America finally begins to take its war terror seriously.

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Classic Game

Whatever else you do this weekend, tune in for at least a quarter of the annual Army v. Navy football classic. If you don’t watch sports anymore because of chest thumping, self serving, scumbags like Terrell Owens, or doped up cheaters like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire, or the criminal element that populates most collegiate and professional sport – less NASCAR, this is the game for you. Sit down and watch how real men, with real obligations, play the game. If you have youngsters playing sports, any sport, this should be a mandatory lesson in sportsmanship, team play and life for them. No one knows where our war on terror will lead us. Some of the men on the field and in the stands tomorrow may well make their last stand before next year’s kick off. They know it. That knowledge will not lessen their enthusiasm, curb their commitment or prevent them from stepping up to take their turn on the line. Other football teams and their alumni fight for BCS bowl births. The men in tomorrow’s game and their alumni have fought and are fighting for something much more important. These men of honor and their classic game should serve to put all of sport into the proper perspective.


Murtha the Good and Honorable

A letter to Murtha the Good and Honorable written in a fit of passion. I'll probably regret sending it later.

Dear John,
If you were a treasonous, enemy sympathizing, bastard, what would you be doing differently than what you’ve been doing? If the US Army is broken and worn out, do you think it is a good idea to announce that fact to our enemies? Besides advocating cutting and running, chickening out, surrendering, quitting, giving up, capitulating in Iraq and flapping your considerable jowls, what are you proposing to fix the Army? Pick from this menu:
An across the board %15 pay hike?
Increase the Army by 2 Divisions?
Increase SGLI %50?
Closing every unwanted and unnecessary military facility around the world?
Shutting down every unnecessary wasteful government program and pouring that money into a Manhattan type project to combat the IED problem?
Advocating affirmative action for veterans especially wounded veterans?
How many wounded vets do you have on your staff?
Guaranteeing college education for the children of those slain in the line of duty?
Or do you propose nothing?

You’ve done nothing but run your suck and for that, yes congressman you are a coward. I don’t much care if you and your ilk hide under the bed sheets while terrorists slash your families to death before finally pulling back the bed covers to find quivering, blubbering, slobs sitting in their own urine and after a good laugh severe your empty heads from your worthless bodies. A fine death for cowards. I do care when your only solution for a war in which our very way of life hangs in the balance is to quit - a policy that puts not only the cowards advocating it in danger but the rest of us as well.

We are at war congressman. How about reaching down, finding your manly orbs, if you ever had any, and acting like it. Advocate a policy for victory not surrender. How about a JFK, “bear any burden” moment from someone, anyone in your party?

Doug Schumick
Stuttgart, Germany
Since it seems to matter but shouldn’t - Former Marine combat veteran w/CAR and Bronze Star w/combat V and bunch of other stuff that was so worthless to the Democrat Presidential Nominee he tossed his over a fence. Ooops, he was a coward too. He tossed someone else’s stuff over the fence but has his own neatly framed in his office. Is it any wonder the nation does not trust Democrats with national security?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Kerry whiffs

Is John, I spent four months in Vietnam filming myself, Kerry (RAT, MA) the most pompous windbag in the history of the world? Why, yes I believe he is. Having learned nothing from a 4 MILLION vote thrashing from “that idiot” Bush in the last election, Kerry continues to speak as if most Americans don’t understand English. While George Bush was hitting a grand slam home run in his speech at the Naval Academy yesterday, Kerry the lame was whiffing on three straight pitches.

The president inspired the Middies with this line, “To all who wear the uniform, I make you this pledge: America will not run in the face of car bombers and assassins so long as I am your Commander-in-Chief.” The crowd went nuts. Having seen the response John, I threw my medals away, no wait those were someone else’s medals, mine are neatly framed in my office, Kerry offered this lame brain line of bovine excrement, “We’re not asking for a timeline for withdrawal. We’re asking for a timeline for victory.” What? Yeah right, I’m not asking for a refund. I’m asking for my money back. I don’t want my car washed. I want it cleaned. I never asked for a date. I asked if she’d like to have dinner and see a movie. The teacher doesn’t give spelling tests on Friday. She evaluates if the kids can spell certain words by announcing them, using them in a sentence and having the kids write them on a piece of paper. It's not the Superbowl. It's a gridiron classic. Oh my goodness he missed that one by a mile. STeeeerike one!

John, I may go to Cambodia for Christmas again this year, Kerry also made this idiotic remark, “Well, so long as Jack Reed is United States senator and John Kerry is a senator and the rest of us are senators, none of us, no one has ever suggested or believes that we should run in the face of car bombers or assassins.” Hey, dopey one, you might want to check with your like minded fools in the house. Kerry hadn’t uttered the last syllable in the word assassins when Nance Lala Poloser (RAT, CA) announced, “"I'm endorsing what Mr. Murtha (RAT, PA) is saying” which is a six month timetable for US troop withdrawal. Kerry could be heard screaming in his office, “Damn her. I’m trying to run for president!” Holy Cow! He swung before the pitcher let go of the ball on that one. STEEEErike two!

DeomoRATS seeking a timetable for victory? John Murtha: "I'm absolutely convinced that we're making no progress at all. We've become the enemy. Eighty percent of the people in Iraq want us out of there." Barbara Boxer: "What's happening in Iraq is not working. It's a disaster." I don’t believe it. He actually swung twice at that pitch before checking his swing. Now he’s arguing the call with the umpire. Dolt, buffoon, idiot don’t even begin to scratch the surface of just how dumb this guy is. STEEEERIKE THREE AND FOUR YOU'RE OUTTA THERE!!

This stuff has got to drive common sense Democrats like Joe Liebermann insane. Sort of like John, I’m the light of my life, McCain (RepulicRAT, AZ) and Arly, the Scot, Specter (RepbulicRAT, PA) irritate conservatives.