Monday, December 31, 2007

Story of the year: Murtha joins ranks with Oswald and Whitman as EX-Marines

I watched, listened and read as various news outlets opined on the “story of the year.” The answer to anyone not blinded by a left-wing lunatic ideology – which sadly comprises nearly all in the MSM - is as obvious as the nose on Carl Malden’s face. To anyone not buying into the “hate America first” mantra of Keith Olbermann and Jack the ass Murtha, the number one story is the turn around in Iraq.

But the lefty loons suggest the shootings at VA Tech is a bigger story because it turns up a dark and seedy, gun loving side of American culture that we must confront. WRONG! What we must confront are whacko anti-social morons like Seung-Hui Cho the idiot who was pulling the trigger. This nut job should have had his ass kicked, thrown out of the university and been put into an institution about two hours after arriving on campus.

But the I’m OK you’re OK, can’t we all just get along, he’s a minority so his behavior must be tolerated, moral relativism BS that sustains the Lib ideology just ignored his psychopathic behavior. Then when he kicked his psycho conduct up a notch and a tragedy occurred, Libs blame the instrument the psycho uses instead of the psycho. Lucky thing Cho didn’t strap a bunch propane tanks together and light them off. Libs would be talking about the dark and seedy nature of America’s love fest with the summer Bar-B-Q.

So VA Tech, as sad as it was, is not the story of the year. Iraq is. But Iraq is too obvious, and too good for America, so like the MSM, Lex will ignore it. Instead Lex believes that the story of the year is the exposure of Jack the ass Murtha as a treasonous, thieving, lying, scum-bag loser, Ex-Marine that he is.

For those familiar with the Marine Corps, except for Lee Harvey Oswald and Charles Joseph Whitman (the Seung-Hui Cho of his day as the Texas University sniper) and an infamous few others, there are no ex-Marines. As the saying goes, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” So Marines, except those rare few, are always former, never ex, Marines. Well, Jack the ass Murtha, welcome to the ex Marine club where you’ll meet your buddies Oswald and Whitman when you get to hell.

The big difference between Murtha and the other two is that the other guys succeeded in their dastardly deeds. Un-indicted Abscam conspirator Murtha, being the loser he is, tried to force a humiliating defeat on his own country but failed. The fact that he failed makes him no less treasonous for his efforts. Then the fat lying bastard, believing only the worst of his own countrymen, tried to convict the Haditha Marines without a shred of evidence. He failed at that as well. But he hasn’t the decency to apologize. The only thing that the oversized bag of excrement has been successful at is thieving tax payer’s dollars to dole out like candy canes back in his home district.

In addition to being a treasonous, lying, thieving rat, he’s stupid as well. The blubbering fool actually thinks that Okinawa is a good staging place for operations into the Middle East. Hopefully someone on his staff stuffed a globe into the moron’s Christmas stocking.

I'd love to spit in his eye.

My first resolution is that Lex will be kinder and gentler in the New Year. Happy New Year All!

Friday, December 28, 2007

It’s still a dangerous world for universal pre-K

Sadly, predictably, Benazir Bhutto is dead. Now the chattering class is holding forth on who might have committed this latest atrocity brought to the world by the “religion of peace.” Some blame President Pervez Musharraf. Well, in that he survived no less than three such assassination attempts himself, he should be considered some kind of expert on the issue.

Oddly, those who blame al Qaeda are being dismissed. Even in the face of an al Qaeda statement taking responsibility for the assassination, the head in the sand crowd insist that single targeted assassination is not al Qaeda’s forte. Even though al Qaeda has tried to assassinate her before and made it clear that they’d prefer her dead.

So why not accept the whackos at their word? They did it. Well, it’s election time. Now, we can’t have al Qaeda raising its ugly head and scaring security minded people into voting for security minded Republicans. It is better if this election were fought on a fertile field of Democrat issues such as health care and universal pre-K. After all, who cares if we’re secure but don’t have free universal pre-K? Or is it the other way around? I always get confused around election time.

Because it’s a political loser, Democrats cannot accept that al Qaeda might be responsible for this disgusting event. Better that Musharraf be held responsible. After all, he’s a Bush ally.

Now, Dems are lining up against Musharraf. Cut off US aide! Hold him responsible! Send in the FBI! Election must go on and get Musharraf out!! Better take a deep a breath. Call Musharraf and tell him:

Protect the nukes
Maintain stability
Protect the nukes
Reschedule election once the opposition has identified a leader
Oh yeah, protect the nukes

Musharraf, like it or not, is our best bet for protecting the nukes and maintaining some semblance order. If Dems get their way, who knows what we’ll end up with.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What's public?

We played a game Christmas day called “Would you rather…” As the game’s name might indicate, the game is comprised largely of either or choices. A player advances if he can correctly predict the group’s majority position on some thorny moral or mythical dilemma.

One such dilemma was, “would you rather do without public bathrooms or public trash cans?” My position was that no one uses public bathrooms so we should just do away with them. That sparked an interesting discussion of what the word “public” meant. In my mind it meant owned and operated by the state, thereby making it “public.” Like libraries, bus stations, parks etc. Many took the view that that if a business was open to the public, it was in fact public.

This type of thinking is how we get smoking bans, wheelchair accessibility laws, transfat laws etc. Simply because a business opens its doors to the public does not entitle the public to run the business.

Non-smokers howl that they prefer to eat in smoke free restaurants. Fine open one. But alas, it far easier and cheaper to buy off a creepy politician - unfortunately, a category that comprises a group of the whole – than it is to run the risk of gathering partners, pooling funds, renting a building, buying equipment, hiring staff and actually running a restaurant.

So the mayor decides that restaurants ought to be smoke free. Since they are open to the public and we don’t smoke, we think it’s a good idea. Then the mayor thinks the restaurant ought to be transfat free. Since we don’t know what transfats are but have been told that they are bad for us, we think that’s a good idea. Then the mayor decides that every restaurant should have a two drink limit. Hey, wait a minute you fascists idiot. Well, he was a fascist idiot way back when he banned smoking. But you happened to approve of that bit of fascism, so what was to stop him from the next bit of fascism?

So the next time you pull over at a gas station or a McDonald’s to use the restroom, remember the man who owns the shop is not in business to run a public restroom. Buy a cup of coffee or pop and a candy bar or bag of chips.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It must be true

If it’s not true, how can this be:

Over two thousand years later and we’re still talking about Him. He commanded no great armies to spread His word by the sword. He had not a powerful navy to ensure His access to high places. He had no money to speak of to buy allegiances and fund His journeys. He was not a great political figure of His time. He led no great political movement. He was no rebel standing against government authority. Quite the contrary, He asked followers to render unto Cesar that which is Cesar’s. He gained and maintained a following not for what He gave to them but rather for what He asked of them.

Yet 2,000 years later, we still celebrate His birth, study His life, mourn His death and accept His resurrection as the basis of our belief.

If it's not true, how can this be?

Monday, December 24, 2007

It is the day before Christmas

Gotta go do my Christmas shopping. What? There's pleanty of time. The Flying J truck stop is open all night and on Christmas morning as well.

Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the House – of Representatives,
Speaker Pelosi was wide awake,
Shouting expletives after expletives.


A man they called dope
It was hard for her to see
How W had beaten them
With his strange strateegery.


George Bush had left DC for Texas
With that smile,
That all in the MainStreamMedia
Had come to revile.


Dingy Harry too had fled
To Nevada with great zeal,
Because it was there that,
There was so much land he could steal.


So he declared the war lost
As he bid DC good bye,
A crooked land deal in Reno
He just couldn’t pass by.


He offered season’s greetings of cash
As he left town in a rush
To all that he met
From a fund made of slush.


So now Nance is stuck
In D.C. all alone
Code Pink is ready to kill
So she can not go home.


Then up on the roof
There were such cackles
It sounded like Shillery
Raising her hackles.

Then to her wondering eyes
Way off to the east
Stood a pant suited cackling
Shrillda Beast.


The woman who married one
Just to pay rent
Thought that qualification enough for
Her too, to be president.


All was going well
Until the Oprah arrived.
Then it began to falter
And her campaign dived.


It was all quite a hit
The Oprah and Obama.
Desperate, Shrill had to counter
With Chelsea and momma.


The Shrill arrived on a sleigh
Pulled by eight brooms.
Nance had to cover her nose
To guard against the sulfur fumes.


She waddled out
Thighs all a thunder,
Will this pant suit hide?
She began to wonder.


Nance had seen the photo
Of Shrill’s face all a crinkle.
Should she mention botox
To remove wrinkle after wrinkle.


It worked well for Nance
Her face all smooth and a shine.
Except for her eyebrows
They had moved above her hairline.


So Nance hollered to Shrill
Why are you here the Night before Christmas?
The Shrill replied
Looking for Bill and his brand new mistress.


I’ve look up in New York
And in Arkansas down south.
And when I find him,
I’ll give him a punch in the mouth.


But not to worry
He’ll create no more spectacles.
I still have the key to the lock box
Where I keep his testicles.


So have you seen him
And his entourage all cheers and jeers
About his new girlfriend
Jamie Lynn Spears?


Nance said no
And quick as a wit
Shrill was back in her sleigh
Shouting G&$ DAMN IT!!


Shrill lashed at her brooms
With a whip made of fire
And up and up they climbed
Higher and Higher.


As she rode out of sight
Nance heard her shout,
“When I find you Bill,
You’d better look out!”


Curse you Obama
My campaign’s a mess.
When I'm president
You’ll get to know the I-R-S.

Friday, December 21, 2007

An unlikely choice for Man of the Year

OK, OK I know you all are on the edge of your seats wondering who Lex’s man of the year is. Time picked Putin. That’s stupid. The obvious choice is Gen Petraeus. It’s so obvious that everyone from Bill O’Reilly to Lex jr. has picked the General.

So let me offer up Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has been so effective blocking most Dem idiocy that he has made Botox Nancy Pelosi and Land Barron Harry Reid so unpopular among the far left constituency that comprises the Dem base, that even Drew Peterson has higher approval numbers than either.

So yeah, Gen Petraeus is the man of the year – perhaps decade – perhaps century – history will tell. But by his political savvy, McConnell has quietly gone about saving America from untold Dem socialist mischief. So Lex gives the nod to an unsung hero – Mitch McConnell.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The NO ENERGY bill

If you wanted to make a lot of money, you’d bet against the US government in about every endeavor save for war. And even the war on poverty was a big loser. Announced in the mid 60s by President Johnson the “war on poverty” has since sucked 100s of billions of dollars out of the US economy and not appreciably reduced the percentage of poor.

When the government gets involved in managing forests they burn. When the government gets involved in managing the wetlands they dry up. When the government gets involved in education, 12th graders become experts on sex and drugs but can’t find their home state on a map or make change for a $.50 Coke from a dollar.

Now the government is injecting itself into energy. As such you can bet the amount of energy available today will be reduced and the cost of what little remains will go through the roof. How can there be a US “energy bill” that doesn’t encourage more drilling and discovery of oil, the use nuclear power and coal?

Instead the bill focuses on losers like conservation, CAFE standards, the use of renewables and ethanol.

Conservation. We cannot conserve our way to energy independence. It cannot be done. Not by increasing fuel economy in autos to 100 MPG and ripping out every incandescent light bulb in the country and replacing it with a mercury contaminated florescent one. Unless America wants to return to an agrarian culture/economy where we all farm and produce our own clothing, food and shelter we’d better be thinking of finding more energy.

CAFE. Is sheer idiocy. Not only will it not solve our energy problem, it’ll have the added deleterious affect of ruining auto manufacturing in the US. All of the low hanging fruit in this area has been picked. Short of Fred McMurray coming up with a flubber powered car, manufacturers are looking at ever smaller lighter and more deadly cars. You can bet when the inevitable carnage begins as a result of Congress’ idiocy, it’ll be congress hauling car execs up to the hill demanding answers.

Renewables. The most inefficient energy producers on the market today are wind, waves and garbage powered electric plants. This fact proves the opening sentence of this piece. Left to a market economy, they’d have been abandoned long ago.

Ethanol. Is the biggest idiocy of all. Mark Styne has written that we will go down in history as the dumbest humans in the long line of dumb humans for taking food and burning it in autos when there is ready supply of fuel perfectly suited for that purpose. If government gets its way on this one, we can all expect to be subsiding on a synthetic thin grey gruel - that will be discovered to have caused cancer - three days a week and standing in a long line to get our ration of government provided meat.

When it comes to energy, like nearly everything else, the best government action is no government action.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's time for a new contract

Howie “the scream” Dean apparently believes that the term Illegal Aliens is an “outrageous phrase.” Dems it seems prefer the word “undocumented” as a catch all for everyone who comes across our borders to destroy our schools, hospitals and deplete our social services. Apparently Dems believe it’s just a matter of the paperwork catching up with these thieves.

The semantics just about tell you all that you need to know with regard to the two parties’ thinking on ILLEGAL ALIENS. Dems look at the thieves as “undocumented.” That being the case, it would seem the solution then is simply a matter of documenting them - not arresting them and kicking them out or sanctioning them in any way. It is just a matter of getting them the right “documents.”

The Dem idea of “documenting” the thieves will sort of be like when you show up at the J.C. Penny sale without the right coupon. The gal at the register simply reaches under the counter and gives you one. Oh you’re “undocumented?” Well here are your documents. No doubt, for Dems, the entire process for “documenting” “undocumented” aliens will be easier and cheaper than it is for the average legitimate US citizen to get a passport. No, that whole process is just too ridiculous, even for a thief. Let’s say it’ll be easier and cheaper than getting NY driver’s license.

So now the Dem congress, in an effort to compound the problem, have removed 400 miles of border fence from the Border Protection Act and reduced the fence that remains to a single layer. And they have stripped a provision that would have freed the two railroaded border patrol agents Campeon and Ramos.

This illegal alien issue ought to be one to propel Reps back into the majority in the House.

Seal the border
Fine employer who hire illegals
English as the official language

These are all issue that break about 60-40 against the Dem position. Reps ought to hammering them. It may be time for the Reps to resurrect the Contract with America and focus it on Illegal Aliens.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Liberal endorsements should mean trouble for Reps

Well, well, well, what do we have here? The crooked Keating Five Pol, so embarrassed about his own inability to stay away from tainted campaign cash that he concocts a law which infringes on every American’s right to free speech; so wants to be cuddled by the MSM that he opposes tax cuts; so wants to be loved by illegal aliens that he proposes an open border; has gotten the endorsement of a liberal former Democrat vice presidential candidate.

In normal times such an endorsement would have been the kiss of death for anyone trying to get the Republican nomination. I guess these are not normal times. The MSM is all agog with the endorsement declaring that McCain is back. I had only hoped that he gone somewhere but he never really left. He only got shuffled to the back of the pack where he belongs after his “this land is your land” open borders stance on illegal aliens.

So now Joe Lieberman comes out for McCain during the Republican primary. Instead of the event being the kiss of death that it should be when a Liberal endorses a Republican candidate, the MSM plays it up as the most important political event since 100,000 dead Chicagoans voted for Kennedy. Why am I supposed to be impressed by an honest liberal endorsing a crooked one?

Were I one of the other candidates, like Fred Thompson, I’d say: “Look I’m happy John got liberal Joe Lieberman’s endorsement. Based on my conservative views, I do not expect to receive the endorsement from any of the former Liberal Democrat vice presidential candidates.”

Monday, December 17, 2007

Baseball ought to challenge Congress to a drug test

Well the sun rises in the East. The tides come and go with clock like predictability. And Congress now wants to…shall we say…inject itself into baseball’s steroid mess.

Congress, incapable of getting anything meaningful accomplished – like say reducing America’s tax burden, has decide it will pile on the Mitchell Report by holding hearings of its own. The gasbaggery that is congress has indicated an interest in having baseball’s heavies, Selig, Feher and arguably the most important man in baseball today George Mitchell himself testify before congress.

Fine. I hope baseball’s union man, Don Feher, takes the gasbaggery to task.

When I worked on the staff at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty Nine Palms, CA the local fish wrap printed a cartoon of us in uniform smoking pot floating in an office with goofy faces. The cartoon so outraged our boss, one Major General John I. Hopkins, that he challenged the editor of the fish wrap to 100% urinalysis, Hopkins’ staff against the editor’s.

The editor, taking stock of the dope smoking FM types that populated his office, was forced to decline and later issued a correction and an apology for the cartoon.

Feher ought to take the exact same approach. When the gasbaggery goes on and on abut how important it is to Americans for the national pastime to be clean of steroids Feher ought to say:

Congressman Gasbag, you’re absolutely right. And if it’s that important to the American people that a game that has little or no impact on how 99.9% of them live their lives, it’s probably about 1,000 times more important to them that this congress is drug free. So I’ll make you a deal Congressman Gasbag, I’ll require a 100% mandatory drug test…civil liberties be damned…if you will. In fact, I’ll go one step further. I’ll bet a year of my salary against a year of your salary or a year’s worth of your bribes…ahh campaign contributions…that baseball is cleaner than this dysfunctional institution. The big difference is we’re not screwing up everyone else’s lives.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Baseball's biggest problem is Bud Selig

Ain’t America great! Here you are innocent until proven guilty – unless your conservative, then you’re guilty when Keith Olbermann says you are, or a baseball player, then you’re guilty when George Mitchell says you are.

Oh, this opens the door for a twofer. Since George Bush was a part owner of the baseball Texans, expect an Olbermann Special Comment on "what Bush knew and when he knew it" about baseball and steroid use. No doubt Olbermann will find a way to lay the whole mess at Bush's feet.

Other than that, the government pretty much has to prove a case against you.

I checked the Mitchell report and my name wasn’t on it. That’s a good thing. I gave up trying to hit a baseball in about the 6th grade and don’t use steroids. Which brings to me the guys whose names have been released off of the report.

I have a big problem with people having their lives and livelihood ruined based solely on the word of George Mitchell. I have a bigger problem with that than anyone who might be injecting beef testosterone into their butt or whatever it is that they do.

Despite his denials, depite never having tested positive for a banned substance, all day long Roger Clemens has been declared guilty of cheating over and over by washed up, has been, or never quite were players. And worse - the too fat, too skinny, too slow, too old - ESPN guys who claim to know everything about sports but how to actually play at a level where they might be able to earn a living. Or even worse MSM freaks who know nothing about anything. Based on what? These players have been declared guilty based on the word of a couple of locker room towel boys being threatened with criminal prosecution.

There are a couple of problems with this whole mess:

First, many of these substances were neither illegal nor banned by baseball for many years. When Mark McGuire was gulping down Andro, you could buy it over the counter at GNC and baseball had no rule prohibiting its use. So at the time legally, what McGuire did was no worse than taking an aspirin. Only after the deleterious affects of the drug were discovered, was it moved to the control substance list and banned by baseball.

Next, last year about 7% of the players tested positive for banned substances. The names in Mitchell’s report don’t come close to approaching the 7% number. So why were the guys in the report singled out? And what does it say about Mitchell and his methodology when he spends several million dollars and a year and half and comes up with a lower batting average in catching cheaters (with NO actual test results i.e. proof) than the league that hired him?

The guy who ruined baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, has promised to take action against those named in Mitchell’s report. Good luck Bud. Roger Clemens has the resources to take you and George personally, and league collectively to the cleaners if he wants to.

And I hope he does. I hope he gets you up on the stand and forces you, George, the player’s union and the owners to admit that you knew this stuff was going on for years but did nothing because baseball’s bottom line was doing OK. I hope he gets you and George to admit that you have not one shred of evidence against him other than the testimony of a couple indicted and scared towel boys to hang your hat on.

Bud Selig is a pathetic figure in this mess. He is the man who ruined baseball. He’s the guy who stood by and watched, doing nothing, as every pony escaped the corral. Then ten years later, he closes the gate and declares himself a hero for doing so. After ruining the game, the phony press now claims Selig is saving it.

I have just finished a 600 word, 30 minute report, that cost about $.07 (cost of a cup of home brewed coffee) on Bud and George and declare them both incompetent buffoons. Both are the Mike Nifongs of baseball. They deserve the same fate.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Debate? What debate?

Quick quiz, raise your hand if you think having candidates raise their hands at debates is silly. It’s a sad commentary when the biggest news out of a political debate is that the moderator was a better fit for Nurse Ratchet than debate moderator and nothing much happened.

Just as Lex’s prediction that Imus would be back on the air within six months of his NHH comment earning more money came true, so did the prediction about the rise of the candidate that skewered the moderator at these debates. I’m happy to say it was my man Fred who told Nurse Ratchet (AKA Carolyn Washburn, the editor of the Des Moines Register) that he wasn’t going to play the “raise your hand game.” The other candidates agreed and one could see the steam coming from Nurse Ratchet’s ears.

How can this be called a serious debate when Nurse Ratchet took the most important foreign policy question – Iraq – and the most important domestic policy question – immigration – off the table at the start of the debate? And excuse me, what the he*# was Allen Keyes doing up there? Is Monty Python going to be allowed on stage for tonight’s Dem debate?

The RNC had better wake up. They are never going to get a fair shake at these debates as long as the MSM media get to set rules. Only when a candidate says, sorry your rules are dumb, does a candidate gain traction.

Contrast the inanity of what happened last night with what happens tonight.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Something other than ecology driving Eco Freaks

There’s a lot of global warming going on. There’s the conference in Bali where tons and tons of fossil fuels are being burned accommodating the UN crowd with the first class air travel, five star hotel accommodations, top flight food and drink that they have grown accustomed to…as long as someone else is paying. You can bet that the someone in this case is good ol’ Uncle Sam.

Then AlGore traveled on a private plane over to Norway to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize for making a movie of his Power Point slide show about global warming. Someone still needs to explain to me how Al’s slide show advances world peace. But anyway, in the process, by his own calculations, Eco Al pumped enough Co2 into the air to wipe out a polar bear farm and cause a slab of ice the size of Texas to calve off the coast of Greenland. Hey Al, have you ever heard of the mail service? The Nobel Committee could have mailed you your “Peace Prize.” Then you could have saved yourself all of the accounting problems of paying yourself for carbon off-sets.

Last, there is the frigid ice laden weather sweeping the mid west. Yes, in this upside down world, even cold icy weather is sure sign of global warming. In fact any unpredictable weather phenomenon – which by the way is nearly all weather phenomenon – is attributed to global warming. So how can lose that argument? Too hot? Global Warming. Too Cold? Global warming. Just right? Global Warming. And if the science doesn’t quite support the claims whip out the argument ender…”The debate is over.”

A sure sign that there is something going on here other global warming is nuclear energy. It is a clean endless supply of energy. But when you say, “Yeah this global warming stuff is scary. We need to convert to nuclear energy.” The eco freaks will faint dead away. They do not want to solve the problem. They want us all living in cave and dying by the time we’re 40.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Waiting for Larry

Gee there I was flipping a coin and playing rock, paper, scissors trying to figure out if I should go for Mitt, Rudy or Fred when The Oprah comes out for Barack. Whoddathunkit? Well that changes everything. If The Oprah is for Barack, how can I be for anyone else?

Why should I have to think for myself and do all of that tedious comparing and contrasting when I can just go with the judgment of my favorite pop culture icon? Who, by the way, is probably less capable of making a sound political judgment than Lex jr.

The Oprah and Obama has to be the most successful political/pop culture duo since Cambodian war hero John Kerry teamed up with Bruce Springsteen. Hmm, wait a minute, that didn’t really work out. How about Al Gore and Whoopie Goldberg? No, not really. Sean Penn and Dennis Kucinich? Yeah, that’s the one that’s really working.

About the only one of things that can be argued to have worked is Chuck Norris’ endorsement of Mike Huckabee. Shortly after Walker Texas Ranger endorsed Huckabee, Huckabee began his meteoric assent. There is only one conclusion that can be draw from these facts, Norris is bigger than The Oprah.

Look, I’m keeping my powder dry and waiting for an endorsement I can trust. Not until Larry the Cable Guy announces his support for a candidate can I be counted on to follow like a lost sheep.

Monday, December 10, 2007

This post will self-destruct in 5 seconds

Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Jay Rockefeller – or as he’s affectionately known on this page Jay Rockhead – is vowing to get to the bottom of the CIA destroying tapes of its agents interrogating terrorists.

First full disclosure, I hope that our CIA is torturing uncooperative maniacs trying to destroy the world. Second, if they are dumb enough to make movies of those “enhanced interrogations,” I hope that they are bright enough to destroy those tapes after they’ve served their useful purpose.

Now in an effort to get to the bottom of the destroyed tapes, J. Rockhead has sent subpoena over to the CIA demanding that Mr. Jim Phelps appear before his committee and explain what he knows about the hundreds of destroyed tapes he has witnessed. The CIA explained to Rockhead that Mr. Phelps was a fictional character in a TV series. Rockhead was having none of it. In statement to the MSM he lashed out, “Look, just because this Phelps guy is working undercover for Geico Auto Insurance is no reason he can’t come in and be debriefed about these self destructing tape the entire world knows about.”

Well, that’s about how stupid Dems are for making a big deal about this. I think we all know – and dare I say, for the most part, hope - that the CIA is engaged in certain unsavory activities. That’s why they exist – to do the things the local cops and the FBI can’t to protect us from Islamo-Terror-Fascists. So the tapes were destroyed – good. The next earth shattering news will be that “the secretary has disavowed all knowledge of the activity.” That will cause Rockhead to spend the next year trying to hang the whole thing around George Bush’s neck.

Friday, December 07, 2007

When the Constitution says "no" it's to limit government not the people

After organizing my own West Autumn Chapter of the Joe Horn Neighborhood Watch, I responded to this tripe found a couple of days ago in the Daily Punctilio. Lex responds:

Using Stephanie Salter’s backward logic: Quick quiz.

Where in the U.S. Constitution do the words “separation of church and state” appear?

Answer: Nowhere. It's not in there.

The reason that it is generally a fool’s errand to search out where in our Constitution certain rights are provided is that the Constitution does not attempt enumerate each and every right. Rather, the Constitution seeks to LIMIT GOVERNMENT power to interfere with those rights.

That is how Salter accidentally swerved into the truth when she noted that “Ellery Schempp recently observed, the Constitution ‘mentions religion just twice, and both times the word “no” is attached.’”

The first case appears in Article VI and states “…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” The second is found in the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” In both cases the “no” is inserted as a RESTRAINT ON GOVERNMENT’s ability to interfere with the people’s right to free expression of religion.

Don’t even get me started on the Supreme Court legislating from the bench because Liberals can’t get the votes in congress. It would indeed take nine crafty and highly trained legal minds -- minds capable of say, finding a right to abortion and sodomy hidden somewhere in the Fourteenth Amendment -- to turn the First Amendment on its head from “freedom OF religion” to “freedom FROM religion.”

Bonus question: Where in the Constitution are Salter and Schemepp guaranteed that they will never have to gaze upon a Bible in a public space, hear a public official utter the dreaded words Merry Christmas or pass a small cross on the roadside?

Answer. Nowhere. It’s not in there.

END OF LETTER

I love Christmas for a lot reasons but near the top of the list has to be because I know that somewhere the Salters and Shempps of this world are miserable. They spend every waking minute worrying that there is a manger scene or a Christmas party going on in a public space somewhere. Then they lay awake at night tortured by the fact that, like the Grinch, they will not be able to stop Christmas from coming again this year.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

NIE four years late; who knows what's happening in Iran now

The wise heads over at MSNBC - yes, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve doubled their viewership by looking in occasionally - are still talking about -- with “Bush is a liar” being the most overworked meme -- this latest NIE report.

Let’s put this NIE thing into perspective. First, since the US congress decided to neuter our intell agencies in the 70s, they have not been known for accuracy or effectiveness. Second, strategic intell is a very inexact science/art. Imagine you’re trying to learn what nation states want most to keep you from learning. They will hide it, lie about it and provide misinformation about it. Yet somehow Americans have this “24” perception of an all knowing US intell system. Last, what bits of information we are able to gather is then filtered through government bureaucrats - some with their own political agendas.

Taken as whole, picking the weekly winners in this year’s college football season is a more exact science than strategic intell.

Now we learn that an NIE put together in 2007 reports that Iran stopped its CLANDESTINE nuclear program in 2003. Lemesee, if you are willing to accept what the report says, 3 from 7 would be a four year lag in what our intell boys are able to figure out about Iran’s nuclear program.

But wait, a 2005 report said “with high confidence” that Iran was aggressively pursuing nuclear weapons. That is a mere two years before the 2007 report and two years after the 2007 report said “with moderate to high confidence” that Iran had ceased its CLANDESTINE nuclear program.

Then there’s what’s in the report that the Dems and the lemmings in the MSM want us to ignore. Iran had a CLANDESTINE nuclear program, continues to enrich uranium and develop long range missiles.

So we have conflicting intell estimates that are at best four years behind the power curve. We have Iran enriching uranium, developing long range missiles and nut job president who openly advocates the nuclear destruction of Israel.
Yes this would be the perfect time to accept the latest report at face value and grant Iran Most Favorable Nation status. Four years after Iran drops a bomb on the Knesset the intell boys will predict “with moderate to high confidence” that Iran has once again started up its CLANDESTINE nuclear program, dormant since 2003, and once again poses a threat to Israel.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Only intell that fits MSM & Lib world view is accurate

Well Ohio State made it to the BCS Championship game again this year. You’ll recall that last year the Buckeyes went into championship game heavy favorites. All of the pundits, who are supposed to know, favored Ohio State. After taking a 7-0 lead on the opening kick-off, it was all down hill for Bucks. They were the subject of 41-14 beat down at the hands of the University of Florida. What happened? How could so many experts be so wrong by so much?

What happened was that the truth changed. While Ohio State appeared to be the best team at the end of their season, Florida played an additional two games. Over the 54 days between Ohio State’s last game against Michigan and the championship game two things changes. First, Florida got much better than the penalty and turnover prone team that lost to Auburn earlier in the year. Second, Ohio State had 54 days to read their press clippings and plan their post game victory party.

So were all of the “experts” liars? No. The truth changed. What was the truth at the end of Ohio State’s season had changed significantly by the end of the BCS Championship game.

So now we have a new NIE out that significantly changes what was believed to be the truth just two years ago. So what is the incurious press doing? Are they trying find why the truth according the NIE changed so abruptly and dramatically? No they are calling President Bush a liar…again.

According to the MSM lemmings Bush is a liar because he had to have known what was in the NIE months before its release, but he persisted beating a war drum against Iran. For the really far loons, Bush is a liar because he believed an NIE report saying Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. But Bush detractors are geniuses for believing this assessment on Iran.

Intell is a historically inaccurate science/art. The rule of thumb for intell consumers is to plan for the worst and hope for the best. Intell reports are based on largely on what is known, what is probable and how what is known and probable limits or advances the target’s capabilities. The one thing that intell can not do is get inside the mind of the target assess intent.

So what do we know?

Iran sits on a substantial amount of oil.
Iran continues to process uranium “for peaceful energy purposes” even though it sits on a cheap and ready supply of energy.
Iran continues to research and develop long range missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Iran’s nut job president has made a long series of provocative statements about destroying Israel.

What can we draw from what we know?

Well according to Dems and the MSM we assume that the President of the United States is a liar and Iran’s nuclear ambitions are all peaceful and fully transparent.

On the other hand, people with a brain will conclude that as long as Iran has centrifuges running to process uranium and a nut job president declaring an end to Israel and the West, we’d better plan for the worst and hope for the best.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Intell and irony

The lack of intelligence report

The NIE “with moderate to high confidence” is suggesting that Iran gave up all ambition for making a nuclear bomb in 2003. The NIE with moderate to high confidence is also suggesting that Iran continues in its quest to process materials necessary to make nuclear bombs. The NIE with moderate to high confidence further notes that Iran is continuing work on missiles to deliver nuclear weapons.

I predict with moderate to high confidence that the American people have little or no confidence in organizations that miss Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, the Indian/Pakistani nuclear programs, assured us Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction were a “slam dunk,” employs people like Valerie Plame and uses Plame’s lying husband for sensitive fact finding missions to Niger.

The Beast calling the Obama black

The Shrillda Beast has leveled a charge at Barac Obama that he’s playing fast and loose with campaign finance law.

That charge coming from The Shrillda Beast has all of the credibility of:

Jack Murtha saying someone is interfering with the war effort.
Teddy Kennedy calling someone a reckless driver.
Joe Biden calling someone a rip-off artist.
John Edwards calling someone vain.
Harry Reid calling someone petty.

Monday, December 03, 2007

How much peace can we stand

It is a well know fact, that aside from daily bombings, beheadings and mass murder of innocents that it is best known for, Islam is the religion of peace. Well that well know advocate for peace is at it again. Muslim rioters are again burning Paris but this time they are also beating and shooting police by the fire light.

Over in the Sudan, peaceful acolytes of Mohammad took to streets shouting “Kill her.” The “her” in this case is some hapless matronly looking Brit female teacher named Gillian something or other. Her crime against the religion of peace was letting her Muslim school children name a Teddy bear Mohammed. Well what else could you do besides kill her for something as egregious as that? If you let this slide, what’s next? Cartoons of Mohammed?

Mainstream Muslims in Saudi Arabia are OK with putting a 19 year old rape VICTIM away for six months after 200 lashes because she was out in public with a male who was not a family member. You’d think, at minimum, President Clinton would speak up for this poor gal. After all, how would he ever get a date in Saudi Arabia with such rules?

Hamas led Gaza Palestinians marched in the street against Arab peace talks with Israelis at Annapolis. That is an odd position for adherents to the religion of peace. One might think that “religion of peace” and “peace talks” would kind of go together. When dealing with Muslims, one would be wrong.

Meanwhile back here in the states, the only Muslims making a peep about any of the outrages being perpetrated in the name Mohammed are flying Imams and Muslim social organizations like CAIR who sue anyone who says that they not being aggressive enough in speaking out against the outrages. Weird huh.

Pols insist on calling Islam the religion of peace. Now I know that our politicians would never mislead or lie to us. Is anyone else getting the feeling that maybe the overwhelming majority of Muslims are complicit by their silence with all of this violence? How come there are never any worldwide MUSLIM counter demonstrations against the savagery perpetrated by “radical Islamists” in the name of their faith?

Would the Pope sit silently by while 10% of Catholics went around the world blowing up and beheading non-Catholics in his name and the name of Jesus Christ? I kinda doubt it.

Friday, November 30, 2007

CNN Republican Debase a caraciture of Conservatives

The Clinton News Network lived up to its call letters during the Republican Debase. CNN supposedly received over 5,000 questions. They used 37. Of those 37 questions from what were touted as mainstream undecided voters, 6 or 7 ~ 20% were from hardcore Dem operatives.

When this was first revealed to the new face of CNN, Anderson Cooper, Cooper claimed that that was a problem but that he had no idea the people were plants. Well, one of two things, Cooper is a liar or he’s a dope. He can pick which it is. Bloggers knew who these people were before the graphic showing their names had faded. Yet CNN can't figure it out?

CNN later hung Cooper out to dry claiming that it was unimportant who they were but what they asked. Well which is it Coop? Look I could care less who asks the questions. In fact I’ll go one step further and say it’s probably better to have Dems asking the Reps questions and vise versa at these debates. But to claim that these people are "mainstream undecided voters" is a LIE.

CNN has a bunch of pathetic losers asking the Dems softball sympathetic questions like, “Shrillda Beast, the great and compassionate, I had to go out and actually use my own money for Band Aides last week when little Johnny fell down and scraped his knee. What, in all of your great wisdom and unending caring for us little people, are you going to do to provide Band Aides for the children?” The entire gabfest boils down to one huge assault on the national pocketbook.

At the Rep debate you get openly hostile questions like, “Rudy, is it true that after you stopped beating your third wife and all of your children, even the illegitimate ones, you gave marriage counseling to Drew and Stacy Peterson?”

Those questioners that weren’t Dem operatives were for the most part caricatures of conservatives. The questioners CNN chose by and large depicted Conservatives about as accurately as using the picture above to depict blacks. Way to go CNN.

A Serious Republican debate would have top tier candidates renting a hall on their own; inviting a pool of reporters and cameras in to record the event and Tim Russert in to moderate. If any network wanted to go live they could. We need to get away from the corrupt agenda driven media running these things.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bill Clinton opposed supporting the troops from the begining

People in the MSM are in a tizzy trying to cover for Bill Clinton because he got caught telling another whopper. Given the Clinton’s proclivity to lie, covering for the Clintons has become pretty much fulltime job for the MSM. You can imagine a staff of 8-10 writers at the NY Times sitting around trying to figure out how to spin Clintonspeak (AKA lying) into something believable. Since it’s the campaign season and the lies are coming faster than Dale Jr. on the backstretch at Talledega they’ve probably had to hire extra help to keep up.

The latest really big one, even 10-12 writers can’t keep up with the mundane lies the Clintons engage in during a campaign, has to do with President Clinton’s supposed opposition to the Iraq war…”from the beginning.” Here’s what President Clinton said, “Even though I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning, I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers.”

The big problem for Mr. Bill and his MSM spinners is that there are several minutes of tape of him declaring the exact opposite. There are also several news stories and even a column penned by Bill Clinton himself for a British broadsheet that proves he’s lying. So we’re back to the old, “it depends on what the meaning of beginning is.”

But you know the “I opposed it from the beginning” stuff isn’t what irks me. We all know full well that the Clintons will say and do anything for a vote. They will announce an immediate pull out from Iraq to appease the Dem kook fringe when running in the Dem primary before tacking to the center position of “George Bush has made such a mess of Iraq there is no way we can pull out immediately” for the general election. That is what most politicians do. And that is why we can’t stand them.

What really bugs me about President Clinton’s statement is the last part, “I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers.” That goes past lying. What the ex-president is talking about is that no one raised his taxes to pay for the war. Fine say that. But nobody is denying Clinton or anyone else the opportunity to support the soldiers. I’d tell Clinton the same thing I tell everyone who thinks taxes are too low. Send a check to the US Treasury. Better yet write the check to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Rush Limbaugh recently raised over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS - half of it his own money – for the latter worthy cause.

I guess this points up the major difference between Libs and Cons. Bill Clinton, the quintessential Lib, whines because big government “won’t allow him to support the troops.” Rush Limbaugh, the quintessential Con, says screw the government and raises four million to support the troops on his own. So some enterprising MSMer ought to ask President Clinton, if his desire to support the troops is so strong and the government won’t allow it, to match Limbaugh’s private effort to “support the troops.”

It’ll never happen. And if it did one could imagine the answer:

Two million of my own dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project? You gotta be kidding. Look, taking care of those suckers is a government responsibility. Now looky here, like Teddy Kennedy, I’m quite happy to send several millions more of my dollars to my off shore tax shelter while calling for tax increases on you. But I draw the line at actually paying higher anything. We all know rich guys don’t pay taxes. Only you little people. So just forget about me actually writing a check when I can complain about the government not allowing me to write a check and keep all my money. Actually giving money to do something about a problem is for conservative suckers. We Libs get more credit from the MSM just for bitching about problems as Conservatives do for actually doing something about them. Why would we change?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

They're baaaaaaack

Like another bad Brittney Spears episode, Lyin’ Joe Wilson and his famous wife Valerie Plame are back in the news. First because Plame has written a book, "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House." She could have quit at “Fair Game” because she was fair game. She was not a “spy” when State Department goofball and Uncle Fester look-a-like Richard the Dick Armitage outted her to Bob Novak. She displayed extreme poor judgment when she sent her creepy husband on a mission to Niger. He went and sipped green tea then came back and lied about his experience.

Now, former press secretary Scott McClellan is penning a book. Several paragraphs of that piece have been leaked stating that everyone in the White House including the president misled him on the Plame affair. I’m wondering if there is any context to those paragraphs that the MSM has chosen to leave out. Naww, they wouldn’t do that.

I was flipping through the stations the other night and Chrissie Mathews was on with some like minded neo-lib all a gag about McClellan’s book. Chrissie was actually thinking that FitzFong ought to reopen his investigation based on the pre-release of a few paragraphs of McClellan’s book. That’s pretty clear thinking.

Never during the segment did the name Sir Richard the Dick Armitage come up. Which, when you consider that it was the Dick who actually did the deed that FitzFong was hired to investigate and FitzFong knew it was Armitage from the start, seems a bit odd. But not really when you are dealing with the alternative universe thinking of the Chrissie Mathews’s of the world.

Oh yeah, it’s big sister’s birthday. No doubt she’s sleeping in with the day off from work. She’ll head out this afternoon for a full body massage and make over returning home just in time for the family to shower her with high end gifts before heading out for a show and an expensive night on the town and half a day off tomorrow.

It’s always fun to call her at work pretending to be an unbonded part time plumber looking for work.

Happy Birthday sis.

Monday, November 26, 2007

How great the world would be if America were imperialistic

In an interview with a British Muslim magazine, the Archbishop of Canterbury, some (g)assbag named Rowan Williams, fired a broadside at the United States alluding that our actions against Islamo-Terror-Fascists are imperialistic and saying they had led to “the worst of all worlds”.

Hmm, worse than the Dark Ages; worse than when Hitler, Mussolini and Togo (real imperialist all) were murdering, burning and raping; worse than Stalin murdering millions and gobbling up one Eastern European nation after another; worse than the current bunch of religious weasels murdering innocent people in every corner of the world in the hope of forming – dare I say it – an imperial worldwide caliphate; the US is worse than all that Rowan? I think Rowan has all of the credibility of Keith Olbermann’s worse this or that here.

It’s rather telling that brave, brave Rowan chose to give his interview to the Muslim magazine from the safe confines of England. I’d love to see brave Rowan dawn his Archbishop of Canterbury garb and head into the back allies of any major Muslim city in search of a similar interview. No doubt the next time Rowan would be seen was kneeling before hooded Muslim imperialist right before they severed his empty head from the rest of his worthless body.

Then, let’s play this game. Suppose by some miracle of fate Rowan is right and America is an imperialistic power – even the worst of all time. How could that be a bad thing? Instead of everyone flowing unencumbered across our southern border, we could go to their country and take it over. Bring in the Big Macs, iPods, cheep beer and big cars and wala a little America. How can Rowan think that that’s bad? Would it be better if the communist Chinese did it, or some Muslim theocracy?

I predict that within the next several months, perhaps even before this year is out, some disaster will strike. There will be an earthquake, a fire, a flood, or an act terror perpetrated by Rowan’s dear friends. Rowan will wail, “will no help these people?” And someone will. Imperial America.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

General Thanksgiving
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America
A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine. (signed) G. Washington

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Get a gun; while you can

Yesterday the Supremes announced they would take up a challenge to the District of Columbia's gun laws. DC (aka the murder capital of the world) virtually bans handguns and requires that rifles and shotguns to be kept locked and unloaded. So while armed illegal aliens are threatening your family while empting out your china cabinet and ripping off your flatscreen, you’ll be hollering to your wife, “honey, where’s the damned key to the gun safe?”

I have to say that it’s a bad omen when the 9 dopes in robes decide to take up a case that I think was fairly settled in the lower court. That is, the declaration that DC’s draconian gun laws violated the plain language found in the Second Amendment. Why would the Supremes take on this case unless they wanted to tinker with the lower court’s decision?

If there is any good news in all of this the Supremes have framed the question in such a manner that the answer ought to be clear to anyone capable of reading and understanding the English language. Which given the state of our open border and the public school system may turn out to be a bad thing. Then throw in the foreign law crowd on the court, the sheer lunacy of four of the justices, the overall elite nature of the court and you have a recipe for disaster.

The question the court will take up is this:

"Whether [the laws] violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes?"

This question always comes up in gun arguments with dopes who can’t read and understand the constitution. The Second Amendment reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

So anti-gunners zero in on the opening clause of the amendment, “a well regulated militia.” They ignore the last clause “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." When you ask the anti-gunner who the founders might have meant by “the people,” the argument is generally won. Only the dimmest of wits will continue the argument by saying “the people, in this case, means those in the militia.”

Oh really? Well then who did they mean in the preamble then when they wrote “We the people…?” or in the first, fourth, fifth, ninth and tenth amendment as well as Articles I, II and V when they noted “the people?”

You truly have to be a moron to believe that when the founders wrote “the people” they meant - the people of the United States - in every case but the Second Amendment where “the people” meant only “the people” in militias.

Next, I’m not sure the Second Amendment language applies to militias at all. There is a strong case to be made that the founders wanted to protect Joe public’s (aka the people’s) right to keep and bear arms as a check on militias, least they become unregulated and harmful to the republic.

Last, when confirming Supreme Court Justices, remember how Chuckles Schumer and other weasels are always concerned with abortion and stare decisis, that odd legal term that requires a judge to give undo weight to prior decisions of a court no matter how wrongly decided? Why is it that stare decisis never comes up with regard to settled Second Amendment law?

I have no confidence whatever that this case will be decided based on the plain language found in the US Constitution. Four of these dopes are as likely as not to vote along ideological lines or in accordance with some foreign law as anything found written in our own constitution.

As such I make the same recommendation I always make when pols or lame brained judges start tinkering with the Second Amendment, get ye to the nearest gun store and buy a gun. If you already have a handsome gun collection, go buy more ammo.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pelosi and the tower of Babel

Nancy Pelosi wants to require companies to hire people who do not speak English. This all stems from an amendment that would protect employers like the Salvation Army from federal lawsuits for requiring their workers to speak English. That amendment seems reasonable enough to me. I’m in business to sell things. It seems sensible for me to hire people who speak the predominate language of the land.

Think of the consequences of Pelosi’s idiocy. As if ordering a hamburger at the local drive thru wasn’t already tedious enough, throw in a Somali guy with no English skills and the lunch line will be three miles long by 12:30. But that’s the good news. Imagine showing up in the emergency room with appendicitis attack but the Russian speaking Dr. and Chinese nurse decide that it’s your left foot giving you problems and cut it off. Does anyone remember the Bible story about the Tower of Babel?

And if this lunacy is accepted, guess where it’ll be the most pronounced? Where all lunacy is the most pronounced, in government jobs that’s where. So the annual trip to the DMV, already as welcome an experience as a visit to the proctologist, becomes an even bigger nightmare when you end up at the window with the Portuguese speaking illegal alien from Brazil.

By an 80-20 margin Americans think that English ought to the official language of the United States. As such, the Reps should be able to pound the Dems on this issue like a methed up biker playing that whack a mole game for a new Harley.

Knowing how this issue splits among the American people, do think that the MSM will ask the Shrillda Beast or that nice black man what they think about this issue? I’ll bet not. In the course of Rudy answering MSM questions about his position on abortion for millionth time, he ought to ask the MSM to pose a question to Shrillda on grandma Pelosi’s lame brained idea.

Shrillda will answer with her typical yes, no, maybe so non-answer answer and the MSM will head for the fainting couch and a dose of salts, overcome by how savvy she is and declaring once again, Shrillda IS the smartest woman in the world. But does that depend on what the meaning of the word “is” is?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Why arn't the dogs barking?

Can you hear the sound of the dog NOT barking? The non-barking dog in this case isn’t Sherlock Holmes’ discovery of the non-barking dog in Silver Blaze. The non-barking dog in this case is Iraq.

Gone are the morbid daily death totals of Americans. Gone are the nightly videos, many supplied by terrorists, of bombings of US convoys. Gone are CNN’s and the left’s delight of Islamo-terror-fascist snipers shooting Americans in the streets.

It seems, for now anyway, that the Dems and MSM homeboys are getting a pretty good arse whippin’ from US troops led by that incompetent traitor Gen. Petraeus. So for now, the Iraq war, which received the daily lead with the whining Dem and irresponsible MSM when things were not so well, is nothing more than a sleeping dog when US forces are kicking the ITF’s arse.

Landman Harry Reid and his MSM lackeys remind me of a home team football crowd booing and calling for the coach’s head, angry and throwing things onto the field when their team is behind by field goal at halftime in the big game. They sit around during the halftime show complaining of everything, drinking a beer and throwing down a nacho letting everyone know about how much more clever they are than anyone on the team. Then the loud mouthed Bozos are forced to sit in a stunned silence, filled with seething anger and disbelief as they watch the home team, with a new quarterback, throw up five TDs in the first three minutes of the second half.
One might almost sympathize with Harry and his weasel MSM buds were we talking about the latest OSU Michigan game and fans that just want to win. But we’re not talking about football for crying out loud. We’re talking about American security. And for all of their obstruction and defeatism, it’s hard to fathom that Harry and the MSM actually want America to win rather than George Bush to lose.

Friday, November 16, 2007

No win debates

The Dems had another no win debate last night. How do I know it was a “no win” debate? I know because there were no headlines in the morning paper saying “Shrillda Beast launches f-bomb laden attack on ‘the boys’” or “Billary says she’ll declare economic martial law on companies earning a profit.”

Because no such headlines appeared, I assume Queen Shrill will maintain her 29% lead over the “boys.” I didn’t watch. I was engaged in a much less predictable activity than watching a Democrat presidential blab fest. I added 2+2 on my calculator over and over and watched in amazement as, just as in Dem debates, the same answer popped up every time I hit the = sign.

I’m sure the candidates thought they were blazing new ground when they repeated the same sound bite tested 30 and 60 second answers to any conceivable question. It goes like this:

Well thank you (Fill in the blank - but under no circumstance use the wrong name) for that very important question on (Fill in the blank). As you know I’ve spent 30 years working for the American people on issues such as this. Were it not for that cretin in the White House today, this nation would we would have long ago solved the problem of (Fill in the blank.) When I’m president, we’ll spend (Make sure you use a figure higher than any of your opponents – if you’re the first to answer, use the phrase, “whatever it takes”) and we’re gonna fix (Fill in the blank).

NOTE: If pressed for a clarification or a real answer by a subversive member of the press - which is unlikely, after all this is a Democrat debate – say, “First, I would form a bipartisan blue ribbon panel to study the problem of (fill in the blank).” Then repeat the above.

The obvious follow up would be, you say you’ve spent 30 years “fighting for (fill in the blank)”, why haven’t you fixed the problem after THIRTY YEARS OF FIGHTING, incompetence or stupidity?

And so it goes on every question for every candidate with a chance of winning. Guys like Biden and Kucinich will say dopey things like, “I saw UFO once” just to get attention.

Which brings me to Obama. Obama once said that VP Cheney was like a crazy uncle in the attic. Here’s Obama sharing a stage with a guy who claims to have seen a UFO and who does Obama call crazy? Hint, it’s not the moonbeam claiming to have seen the UFOs and that IS crazy.
GBBM

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spitzer's an idiot and, of course, it's Bush's fault

Yesterday New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer scrapped his harebrained plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens. In his concession speech, Spitzer took a trick from the Hillda Beast and blamed the whole controversy on, who else, President Bush.

That was her third or fourth position on this issue, when she was neither for it nor against it and before she was both for and against it after being squarely for it before finally reading the latest 75-25% against poll and coming out firmly against it. The Hillda Beast makes John Cambodia Kerry look like a model of consistency.

We all know how this tack goes. Take an issue, the demise of the buggy whip industry for example. Then listen to the rant: “100 years ago George Bush stood by and did nothing while this vital American industry disappeared. Now we’re faced with the children and grandchildren of buggy whip manufactures teetering on the brink of disaster because George Bush is a heartless creep who’d rather see hard working Americans, and even harder working illegal aliens kicked to the curb so Halliburton executives can make a few 100s of millions more to fund his illegal war, which by the way is a quagmier.”

Well here’s a note to Hillda Beast and Spitzer. President Bush supported the lame brained “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” bill. It was about 80% of America who rose up said NO WAY JOSE or should that be NO WAY JOE that killed that dopey idea – at least temporarily - not President Bush. Your argument is with the American people not "this administration."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gone green

I’ve gone green. No, I haven’t changed one thing about the way my family lives, but I thought of a bunch of ways we could feel good about ourselves while doing absolutely nothing for the environment.

So, in a NBC moment, I’ve turned the type color of this page green. Affect of this move on the environment? Zero. Affect on my self image for raising environmental awareness? Priceless.

I feel so good about myself I think I’ll jump in my gas guzzling SUV for another purposeless carbon emitting drive about town. But don’t worry about the environmental impact of such a drive. I’ve attached a very thoughtful and environmentally correct bumper sticker to the SUV stating that it is a green SUV and actually serves as a carbon off-set for AlGore’s private jet travel.

OK back to reality. That bit of green text accomplished every bit as much as NBC’s “green week” did for the environment. Here is the naked truth:

We cannot conserve our way to energy independence or eviro friendly carbon neutrality. If everyone of us somehow managed to put a row of solar panels* on our roof tomorrow and bought a Prius today, we’d not be able to off-set the carbon out put of the world’s a growing population and economies.

* Those solar panels in all probability would be made by GE the parent company of …drum roll….NBC. No conflict of interest in a “green week” anywhere in there.

To off-set the carbon footprint of the world's growing population and economy - where China is building a coal fired power plant every three days - we need to be whole lot more creative. Growing populations and economies in China and India are just beginning to compete for the same carbon energy that we’ve had the corner on for decades. As they grow the cost and consumption of those limited resources is going to go up.

The short term answer is more nuclear power and more exploration for oil and gas. This will keep the cost of the resources down as economic growth and our well-being continues. But even if we waved the plethora of enviro regulations today, it’d be 15 years before we could reap the benefits of our own resources. But we ought to get started.

The long term solution is more capitalism. Capitalism solves the problems of the unintended consequences brough on by the know-nothing who sponsor government programs. Newt Gingrich suggested a prize of one billion dollars for the development of the first mass produced hydrogen car. That’s a start.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's the nukes stupid

The civilized world is in an uproar over Pakistani strongman Pervez Musharraf’s on again off again declaration of quasi martial law and house arrest of Benazir Bhutto, but not really.

Most world leaders, ours included hopefully, know that the only thing that really matters with regard to Pakistani politics is the security of their nukes. So while they come out and make grand Machiavellian proclamations about the need for democracy to be restored, the back channel message is, “yeah, we’re all for democracy as long as it doesn’t allow your nukes to fall into the wrong hands.”

Yes, yes political freedom and free and fair elections immediately, as long is it doesn’t allow your nukes to fall into the wrong hands. Are we hypocritical to back a bit of a tyrannical despot rather than the people’s favorite? Yes, but we can’t let your nukes fall into the wrong hands.

I’m good with all of that. It’s sort of a world view of the political mantra, “It’s the economy stupid.” It’s the nukes stupid. As such, it’s preferable to have a pro western dictator capable of safe guarding the nukes in charge than some democratically elected corrupt liberal goofball who can’t.

So when I see all of the public lambasting of Musharraf, I picture the speaker’s fingers crossed behind his back and a though bubble coming out of his head, “Just take care of the nukes.”

Monday, November 12, 2007

Remembering the Veteran

It's Veteran's Day, at least as celebrated by the Federal Government. Lincoln did a fairly good job putting veterans into the proper perspective with a short piece that he believed would be little noted nor long remembered:


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Friday, November 09, 2007

232 years old and still as good as as it ever was

Tomorrow marks the 232nd birthday of the United States Marines. The following are messages from Commandants Lejeune and Conway as well as the text of the resolution forming the Corps and the Corps’ mission. Happy Birthday Marines, former Marines and friends of Marines:


Commandant LEJEUNE'S MESSAGE10 November 1921:

This date marked the first formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps as 10 November. On 21 October 1921, Maj Edwin McClellan, OIC of the Historical Section, HQMC, sent a memo to MajGen Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday of 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps. Accordingly, on 1 Nov 1921, Gen Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47 summarizing the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command each 10 November. In keeping with the wishes of the 13th Commandant Marine Corps Order #47 is republished today, as follows:

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history. The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history.
During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

The inspiring message of the 13th Commandant has left its mark in the hearts and minds of all Marines. By deed and act from Trenton to the shores of Tripoli to the Argonne Forest, to Iwo Jima, in interventions from Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama, and from the opening battles in Vietnam, the Gulf War and today in America’s new war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world, Marines have continued to epitomize those qualities which are their legacy. The success which they have achieved in combat and the faith they have borne in peace will continue - Happy birthday to Marines, former Marines and friends of Marines.

Commandant Conway's message 10 November, 2007

1. Since the birth of our nation, our liberty has beenpurchased by valiant men and women of deep conviction, great courage, and bold action; the cost has often been in blood and tremendous sacrifice. As America’s sentinels of freedom, United States Marines are counted among the finest legions in the chronicles of war. Since 1775, Marines have marched boldly to the sounds of the guns and have fought fiercely and honorably to defeat the scourge of tyranny and terror. We are Marines - that is what we do.

2. In the words of President John F. Kennedy: "In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger." Magnificent heroes fought in the wheat fields of Belleau Wood, in the snows of the Chosin, and on the streets of Hue City. Your generation bears this obligation now, and it is borne on mighty and capable shoulders. Just like the Marines at Belleau Wood – we are once again engaged in sustained operations ashore. Just like at Belleau Wood - the Marines have been given the toughest sector and have prevailed over a resilient and determined enemy - who has made us pay for our gains. Once again, as in any struggle, the road ahead is far from certain, but as Marines, we are not dissuaded by the challenges of war or the tough conditions of a warrior's life. Indeed, we don't just accept our destiny - we shape it.

3. On our 232nd birthday, to every Marine - those still in uniform and those who have served honorably in the past - be proud of who you are and what you do. Know that your citizenship dues have been paid in full; you are part of this nation's elite warrior class. Cherish our families who offer marvelous support, abiding resolve, and steadfast patience. Remember those who have served and those who have fallen - their names are chiseled on the roll call of America's heroes. Those who have carried the battle colors of our Corps have forged our heritage, and today's generation of Leathernecks chart our future. Carry the colors with pride; carry them with honor.

4. Happy birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis, James T. Conway, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps//

Birth of the Corp

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, PA adopted a secret resolution that formally established a military organization whose fame and tradition was destined to achieve prominence in the annals of American warfare. The resolution reads:

Resolved--That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant colonels, two majors and officers as usual in other regiments; That they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to office or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with Maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea, when required. That they be enlisted and commissioned for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: That they be distinguished by the names of the 1st and 2d Battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number, which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.

Mission

The Marine Corps, within the Department of the Navy, shall be so organized as to include not less than three combat divisions and three air wings, and such other land combat, aviation and other services as may be organic therein.

The Marines Corps shall be organized, trained, and equipped to provide fleet marine forces of combined arms, together with supporting air components, for service with the fleet in the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign.

In addition, the Marine Corps shall provide detachments and organizations for service on armed vessels of the Navy, shall provide security detachments for the protection of naval property at naval stations and bases, and shall perform such other duties as the President may direct. However, these additional duties may not detract from or interfere with the operations for which the Marine Corps is primarily organized.

The Marine Corps shall develop, in coordination with the Army and the Air Force, those phases of amphibious operations that pertain to the tactics, techniques, and equipment used by landing forces.

The Marine Corps is responsible, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of peacetime components of the Marine Corps to meet the needs of war.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Terror, borders & energy: A winning GOP platform

I got caught up watching a program on the History Channel last night, because they had a program on the Panama Canal. The canal remains a grand feat of engineering today. Imagine how it must have been regarded between 1904, when American construction began, and 1914, when the first tug transited the completed canal.

There was a portion of the program when they interviewed an Environmental Lawyer. He said quite frankly and openly, that a project like the Panama Canal could never be completed today due environmental red tape and regulation. Any attempt at such a project in 2007 would be mired in decades of legal battles, environmental impact statements and no doubt a statement from AlGore that the debate is over, the canal will lead to global warming.

Which brings us to today. Gas prices have bounced back over $3 a gallon. The hand wringing has begun anew. The Shrill monster is again talking about “taking” oil company profits. Dems talk openly of nationalizing the oil companies. If you think the price of gas is high now, wait until Dems start to run the oil business. Gas will be $8 a gallon and there won’t be any.

Our problem is not a lack of resources. We have plenty. China, in a deal with Castro, is exploiting Gulf of Mexico oil reserves that we should be exploiting. Alaska offers huge reserves. Nuclear power is available now and could account for a 25% drop in our dependence on foreign oil. US coal is abundant and can be cleaned to provide an environmentally friendly source of energy.

But we wring our hands and complain about foreign oil and our own oil companies when we just won’t step up and provide for ourselves. I’m hoping for $4-5 dollar gas soon. Only when the price goes through the roof, it seems, will Americans step up and say ENOUGH! Screw the three toed spotted June Bug, go get the oil.

The Rep candidates should run a three legged platform, defeat Islamo terrorism, secure our borders and energy independence. Democrats are in a bidding war to buy votes with your tax dollars. Reps should get into a “man on the moon in ten years” type battle for both border security and energy independence. The energy independence part will have the added benefit of significantly drying up funding for Islamo-terror-fascists.

Let’s get started!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dems dump JFK's "ask not" for just ask

I have spent the evenings for about the last week helping young Lex research and compare college costs as part of his “Math Showcase” project. As a result, I’m announcing my support for brave courageous tough guy John Edwards. Who cares that if you put him in a wig and heels he’d also be the best looking girl in the race - including all of the other candidates’ wives.

It’s easy. Go here and check out the average cost of a college education in your state. Then do as young Lex did, add $1,300 a year for books and $2,000 a year in miscellaneous expenses, figure 4% inflation and multiply that total times 4 (or if you’re kids are like Lex, 5 years). So I’m thinking why should I pay that if John is willing to rob my family, friends, neighbors and every else to pay for it?

And no, I don’t think it matters one hoot to John if young Lex turns out, as my Aunt Anna used to gently put it, not to be college material. I’m sending him anyway. Why wouldn’t I? Hell I’m not paying for it. It’ll be good opportunity for young Lex to sow his wild oats on campus, demonstrating, drinking, disrupting classes before getting booted out to learn a trade. Or heck, with those credentials, he may actually end up running the place.

Hmm, which reminds me, if John is willing to steal from everyone to pay for college, does anyone seriously believe that he won’t steal from everyone to pay for trade school? This is a win win for us. Lex jr can go college for a few years then go to trade school for a few years, then go to some government extended education program, then take early retirement and may never have to actually get a job. Sweet.

Every Dem candidate is turning Dem icon JFK’s words on their head. Instead of, “Ask not what your country can do for you…” Dems are engaged in a battle one-ups-man-ship of “Just ask and I’ll tax America to the poor house to pay for it.”

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Proud as a peacock, dumb as a hoe handle

The NBC peacock has gone green, well for 150 hours anyway. What more can we expect from hypocrite Libs? I was watching Sunday Night Football and noticed the green peacock bug in my screen's lower left corner. Hmm, St. Patrick’s Day is in March, have they destroyed another American tradition, I wodered?

Then the halftime show came on and they were using candles to light the set. Were they continuing on with a Halloween theme? It was only after Bob Costas noted that by turning off the klieg lights, they were saving enough electricity to power one house for one month that the “NBC has gone green” theme hit home.

How truly Liberal. I saved enough electricity to power one house for one month. Now go get my fleet of Suburbans to get me and my entourage to the airport so we can hop on my G-5 private aircraft to get me back to my 28,000 square foot home in time for the after game party.

If NBC wanted to make a statement about saving electricity, why didn’t they forgo Sunday NIGHT Football in favor of Sunday Morning Football? Then they could have turned out the stadium lights and saved enough electricity to power ten houses for ten years. Why don’t they forgo studio lights altogether. Broadcast everything outdoors in natural light and end all NBC broadcasting at sundown? Not only would such a plan save electricity, it would save the viewing public from Keith Olbermann in prime and other NBC banalities like turning off studio lights. All of this is nothing more than a transparent effort by NBC to look concerned rather than actually be concerned.

Then NBC cut to Brian Williams broadcasting live from a snow cave in the arctic. Yeah right. No doubt there was enough NBC equipment up there scaring the pristine arctic tundra to sink a couple of oil wells which is exactly what we ought to be doing so that we can have enough oil for the dopes at NBC to turn their klieg lights back on.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Tax cuts for the rich and the failed war

After being scolded by the president for about the 10th time in as many days as a pretty much worthless congress, botox big eyes Nancy Pelosi struck back with the “I know you are but what am I” retort of Dem pols. Pelosi said all that this president has to show for his time in office are tax cuts for the rich and this failed war.

Hmm, which war? The one in Afghanistan or Iraq or the wider war on terror in general? One was success, one’s headed in that direction and the last is a 40 year war, sort of this generation’s “Cold War” that Dems refuse to admit exists. Pelosi has forgotten our success in Afghanistan; ignores the on going success in Iraq and doesn’t believe we’re in a long-term low-intensity world war with Islamo-terror-fascists.

Bush’s tax cuts, as is always the case with tax cuts, have led to unprecedented economic growth, job growth, low inflation, while providing the ditzes, like Pelosi, that we send to Washington with record breaking tax receipts to the US Treasury. Congress has spent that money as if it were a ten year old at the arcade with a roll of quarters from dad, spend it all then ask for more and more and more.

Then there was the whole 9-11 thing but no follow-on attacks since. Oh yeah, we’re not supposed to mention that. And how about the EP-3 incident with China early in 2001 when a bigheaded Chinese fighter pilot played tag with one our surveillance planes and got a swim in the South China Sea for his trouble. That event seems like pretty small potatoes today, but at the time it was a “crisis.” But since Bush handled it well, let’s just forget about it.

So now, Pelosi, when confronted with her absence of leadership…I’d say poor leadership but that would indicate that there was leadership…, stands like a greasy, overweight, toothless, trailer dwelling piece of white trash, dressed in stained spandex in front of her dilapidated doublewide with the sagging porch and a couple of rusting 60s vintage cars on blocks in the weed infested, overgrown front yard - except for the spots where the five dogs are kept on short chains for so long that vegetation refuses to grow under their constant pacing - complaining that the neighbor’s house looks a mess.

Good grief, what’s next, Fat Teddy moralizing on the need to immediately report traffic accidents to the police?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mukasey and waterboarding

Lex and the Daily Punctilio (aka the Journal Gazette) are at it again. Here’s the exchange:

From the Daily Punctilio, Furthermore section of the editorial page Wed Oct 31, 07:

SOME MAY ARGUE that torture, like art, can be difficult to define.

But waterboarding is the Monet of torture.

Every civilized person should agree it is torture. And using waterboarding and similar techniques on a prisoner, enemy combatant or any human being is clearly a violation of the Geneva Conventions. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders who are threatening to withhold their votes to confirm Judge Michael Mukasey’s nomination for attorney general are right to demand he share his opinions on employing torture. He should confirm that he understands torture is illegal before he is confirmed as attorney general.

Lex responds:

Are the JG staffers who wrote and edited the piece on Judge Mukasey (Furthermore Wed Oct 31, 07) pushing a political agenda or just uninformed – willfully so? Oh wait, it’s the JG. So it’s always an uninformed political agenda. First, enemy combatants are not waterboared. US Army Field Manual 34-52 expressly forbids US military personnel from using that technique.

Enemy combatants and the US military aren’t the problem. The murky area in this messy business is the stateless Islamo-terror-fascist (i.e. Sheik Kalid Mohammad) committed to destroying everything and anything that doesn’t conform to his 7th century way of thinking. These high-value prisoners do not move through the military system.

Next, the statement that Democrat and Republican Senate leaders are right to demand Mukasey share his opinion on torture (presumably waterboarding), is a bit peculiar in that the Senate itself has twice taken up the issue of waterboarding, and twice the Senate has failed to outlaw the procedure. So we have the same preening gasbag class that populates much of Washington DC demanding Mukasey condemn something that they twice failed to condemn themselves. Hypocrisy doesn’t come close to describing their behavior – cowardice is a much more accurate word.

Last, it must be so easy to take the moral high ground when you have nothing at risk. How wonderful it must be to sit in a comfortable room, contemplating the abstract, ignorant of the threat, penning self righteous editorials tisk-tisking the efforts of those with the responsibility for the safety of the free world. I’d be interested to see how long it would take the holier-than-thou people at the JG to start shoving bamboo splinters under a terrorist’s finger nails if the thing that they held most dear were put at risk. If you say you would do nothing, you're most likely a liar or a coward.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A day early and a bag of candy short

There was another Democrat Presidential Candidates’ debate last night. Presidential primary debates have become the moon shots of American politics. Once they were new, rare, full of surprises and interesting to watch. Now, they have become so common that the only time anyone notices is when something blows up.

I guess last night was one of those occasions were there was a bit of a dust up. Tough guys John Edwards and Barac Obama decided it was time to start taking on Shrillary themselves. In the past the two macho men have sent their wives out to take on the Shrill one – the 300 pound gorilla of the Democrat Presidential Primary. That’s a mental image that shouldn’t require too much imagination to conjure up.

So they came out blasting away at the front runner with both toy guns. They blasted her on her “support” of the war; for her being a Washington insider; they intimated that the Republicans actually wanted her to win because Reps knew they could beat her; they attacked her for voting to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. The Shrillmeister shrugged it all off blaming everything on America’s greatest enemy and presumed Rep Presidential nominee George Bush. Oh that’s right; Bush has said he’s not running for a third term. Anyway, for the kook Dem fringe, blaming Bush is always the right answer.

Then there was the substantive part of the debate. That was all of the talk of UFOs and Denis Kucinich’s close encounter on Shirley the tree talker MacLaine’s patio. Hey Dennis the obvious answer would have been, “Of course I saw a UFO. We all saw it.” Who is “we all?” “Why the trees of course, just ask them.”

This whole thing was a day early and bag of candy short. The thought of this bunch of clowns, losers, ambulance chasers, plagiarizers, fantasy peddlers and morons being “most qualified” to run the greatest country (for now anyway) in the history of the world should be enough to scare any sane person silly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Torture for the children?

After the Dems’ Chief (G)Assbag Chuckles Schumer gave his blessing for smooth sailing, the confirmation of Judge Michael Mukasey as Attorney General has hit some rough water. Dems have seized on the issue of issue of waterboarding as means to poke another sharp stick into President Bush’s eye and in the process leave in doubt MuKasey’s AG nomination.

This would be a great opportunity for conservatives, if they had the brains to take advantage of it. The problem is that every pol has the tendency, the want, the need, the desire to appear noble and high minded. So they hem and haw around waterboarding as if it were deciding between cheesecake and the chocolate fudge brownie on the dessert menu. The average American, on the other hand have none of these reservations. They just want to be safe.

Try this scenario with the (g)assbags. I’ll even clean the scenario up so it doesn’t appear as if I’m profiling murderous Islamo-terror-fascists that anyone with a brain recognizes as the enemy. Sven and his band of blue eyed, blonde haired, light skinned is Norwegians are sick and tired of American educational institutions’ tolerance of everything but conservative thought. They decide to take over a high school in the Midwest and kill all of the liberals. Ahhh, but Sven stops off in Minnesota for a curling event and after having one too many Norwegian Icebergs to tamp the chill down, let’s details of his nefarious plan slip. He’s arrested by the FBI.

Now Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Clinton, Sven’s merry band of Norwegian high school bombers are lose in America ready to strike in 12 hours, what do you do? You’ve already tried reading him his rights in a stern manner; given him 3 hour to meet with a lawyer – enough to break any sane man; fed him the gourmet prison cuisine at Gitmo and given him a warm bath before getting REALLY rough and making him stand on one foot for 15 minutes, while watching Rosie O’Donnell’s web cam. But Sven is tough and doesn’t break. What now?

I believe that any reasonable person would begin shoving bamboo pieces under Sven’s fingernails at about the ten second mark into the process if it were his children at risk. I also believe that the preening (g)assbags class now ready to stomp on the Mukasey nomination are doing so for purely political reasons. After all, we know that, for pols, it is always better to appear to be high minded than to actually have to use their mind.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sports guys are not "warriors"

I was watching my beloved Buckeyes lay an ol’ fashioned arse woopin on my favorite coach’s team, Penn State, Saturday. In the course of the game Brent Mussburger was talking about a hurt ankle Buckeye running back Chris Wells was playing through. In the course of the discussion it was reported that Wells was told by Buckeye Head Coach Jim Tressel that he needed to “be a warrior.”

I suppose that was extreme hyperbole and Tress meant “warrior” in the sense of fake warriors like Popeye, the Fantastic Four or Conan the Barbarian. Certainly he couldn’t possibly have meant it as a comparison to real warriors such as Lt. Michael Murphy or Sgt. Ray Smith.

Tress could not possibly be comparing a guy playing a game on a hurt ankle to a guy who jumps up on an amtrack to man an M-2 .50 Cal machine gun and single handedly take on over a 100 armed men. Then, after laying waste to his enemy and saving his company, the valiant machine gunner succumbs to several gunshot wounds received in the fight; or a guy who dashes from relative safety, exposing himself to enemy fire, to call for help to save his three comrades. In the process he is shot twice in the back but returns to his position to fight on. Later, he too succumbs to his numerous wounds, but his actions saves the life of one of his men - sort of makes the ankle thing look pretty insignificant by comparison.

Hey Tress, two of these guys are warriors. The other guy is a college football player. Does Tress want to inspire his team with the spirit of real warriors such as Smith and Murphy? Is it like the Indian name in the post below? I hope so. But we knew the we were not real Indians.