Monday, April 30, 2007
If not, if he didn't think this would work, the alternative is that he intentionally wasted billions of our dollars.
President Obama apparently hoped that this money would give Chrysler a "breather".
Unfortunately, Obama's Messianic powers of speech have overstated the actual results of his actions.
The Obama "financial timeout" failed.
Because he failed, Chrysler has failed. How many Americans will lose their jobs during the restructuring?
GM is next. GM is now divesting from Pontiac.
GM is laying off 23,000 more Americans.
The economy is not recovering. The economy shrunk by an unexpectedly high 6.1%.
Where, exactly, is this much ballyhooed stimulus helping? How much will we continue to spend based on one man's golden vocal cords.
When will this glamour wear off?
Sunday, April 29, 2007
If you're a Democrat there's no need to read this post, since you think you know everything you need to know about Iraq. However, if you actually possess intellectual curiosity and want to know what you're talking about, this post is for you.
Here are some excerpts:
There is much ado about the “locking of horns” between Congress and the White House. On one side the Democrats are proposing a funding bill with a lot of unrelated fat and a conditional basis – that we have a definitive date to pull out of Iraq.Grab a beer and read the rest.
The Republicans stand their ground and remain just as stubborn as their congressional counterparts.
For those of us who bear the burden of this infighting, we are forced to suffer the outcome no matter who wins. Much like a child who is raised by divorced parents who fight relentlessly regardless of the side effects. The voices of those who fight, the military, have been ignored.
I left Ramadi, Iraq in 2005. The only Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in the city were Shia battalions and Shia Commando units. The Sunni were no where to be found. A fledgling police force was corrupt and continuously disbanding or being disbanded.
The ISF has since grown to over 330,000 members. Most remarkably is that the Sunni of Al Anbar province, the heartland of the insurgency, has pitched in significantly. The over 5,000 man army unit, “the Sons of Anbar”, continues to grow and by actively operating against insurgents, they positively influence the once hopeless province.
This is more than encouraging, not just for the citizen of Anbar, but the US service members whose sole purpose is to build these forces (so we can leave). Their immediate success gained the attention of the insurgents.
Since PETA killed thousands of stray puppies over the years, I thought this one would work:
Make your own KFC sign at KentuckyFriedCruelty.com
Saturday, April 28, 2007
If this doesn't bring a Cluebat™ crashing down to open your cranium, your head is as thick as Democrat Senator Jim Webb's.
(P.S. this pic is not Photoshopped)
I wondered how long it would take the liberal media to unearth some decrepit, worthless PERFUMED PRINCES™ to decry the Battle for Iraq. So who is General William Odom anyway?
General William Eldridge Odom is a pogue -- a REMF -- a staff wienie -- he is not and has never been a warrior. Odom is one of those "soldier" who enjoyed the finer things in life while others were slogging it out in the mud and blood of combat. He is also the author of such bold and gallant tomes as:
Victory is Not an Option
Know When to Fold 'Em,
How to Cut and Run
and, Retreating in Good Order
During the only major war of his career (Vietnam) he was a REMF on the staff of Plans, Policy, and Programs, and worked on the Vietnamization phase of the war. Vietnamization was the plan to build up the strength of the Vietnam forces so they could handle their own security. So, in essence, the guy who failed to accomplish this in Vietnam is now calling on Bush to fail at the same strategy. Is he afraid that today's real soldiers will succeed where a pretender failed?
Meanwhile the liberal media and the Democrats are using Odom's title of "General" to distort the argument against the war. They rely on the logical error of "False Expert" to convince the American public that "even the Generals don't like this war". Odom was never a wartime general or even a warrior (see Pogue above). He was a bureaucrat. "Odoom" gave the Dumbascraps weekly address.
"I hope the president seizes this moment for a basic change in course and signs the bill Congress has sent him," Odom said, delivering the Democrats' weekly radio address.In the comments section for the Houston Chronicle article you'll see scores of lemmings parroting the comments of this 3-star turd-in-the-punch-bowl. But then you'll find comments by "twm" ( a 22-year military officer) and brownmil (21 years Gunnery Sgt) that inject some common sense into the argument. I encourage you to read them.
My conclusion: Odom is just another cowardly traitor in warrior's clothing who should be stripped of his military pension.
Portrait of a Jackass
PERFUMED PRINCES is a term coined by a true warrior - Col David Hackworth - to describe General Officers who live in pampered surroundings while they make assumptions and hard choices for those who really fight the nation's wars (see: General William Eldridge Odom)
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Democrats Blast Bush on Iraq in First Debate of Race (Update1)
By Kim Chipman
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidates led off their first formal presidential debate by criticizing President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq war and vowing to change course.
``I take responsibility for my vote,'' said Senator Hillary Clinton of New York, who has faced criticism for not expressing regret for her decision. ``It was a sincere vote based on the information available to me. I've said many times if I knew then what I now know I would not have voted that way.'' (Hmmm, don’t you think Bush would have done the same? Perhaps these will help settle your conscience: ITEM #1, ITEM #2, ITEM #3.
Added Clinton: ``If this president does not get us out of Iraq, when I'm president, I will.'' (by waddling away as fast as my huge, flabby thighs can carry me.)
``I was wrong to vote for this war,'' said Edwards, 53. ``Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever.'' (But at least I’ll be living in a mega-McMansion).
Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware, 64, said he was wrong for ``overestimating the confidence of this administration and underestimating the arrogance.'' (Demonstrating the human defense mechanism known as PROJECTION).
Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama, 45, who wasn't in the Senate in 2002, said, ``I opposed this war from the start.'' (But, had you held a real job and been pressured by constituents, what would you have done? And I'm sure your middle name played no part in your decision...hmmm?)
Gravel, Richardson, Kucinich
Gravel, who was no longer in the Senate in 2002, said he was embarrassed by congressional support for the war.
``This war was lost the day that George Bush invaded Iraq on a fraudulent basis,'' Gravel, 76, said. (See Hillary above)
Representative Dennis Kookcinich of Ohio, who opposed the war from the beginning, said that Keebler was coming out with a new cookie, so he might be too busy to run for President.
The candidates agreed on abortion. (Yes, kill the innocent, but save the jihadists).
``I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy,'' Obama said in words similar to those of the others. (Facetiously implying that clergy would choose abortion for the 96% of women who get them for convenience.)
The candidates got in some digs at each other.
Richardson, perhaps thinking of Edwards, who reimbursed his campaign for a couple of $400 haircuts, said, ``I think the American people want candor. They don't want blow-dried candidates with perfection.'' (Hillary thought he said “blow-jobbed” and began to retort that Bill wasn’t running this time, but stopped short of a self-beclowning.)
Edwards, referring to Obama, who has faced criticism for not producing a clear plan for dealing with health-care costs, said, ``Rhetoric's not enough. High-falutin' language is not enough. (at least Edwards has a real Southern accent, Hillary).
``I'm proud of the fact that I have a very specific universal health care plan, which I think is different than some others on the stage who are running for president,'' Edwards said. (Like making sure ambulance chasers get first dibs on the juicy cases.)
Gravel criticized the other candidates, saying, ``Some of these people frighten me -- they frighten me. (Gravel then drooled down the front of his shirt.)
``It's like going into the Senate. You know, the first time you get there, you're all excited, `My god, how did I ever get here.' Then, about six months later, you say, `How the hell did the rest of them get here?'' Gravel said. (I guess you answered your own question, but they had the sense to get rid of you, dumbass).
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
My Little Friend for today is the FGM-148a Javelin missile system.
The Javelin locks on before launch, allowing operators to fire and forget or fire and retrograde. This helps protect operators from counter-battery fire.
On the video you'll see the missile ejected by a small charge before the rocket motor initiates. This reduces the backblast that may injure friendlies in the area. It also allows the weapon to be fired from inside buildings without creating dangerous overpressure in the enclosed room.
The missile can attack vertically by climbing to about 150 meters then strike the thinner armor on top of a tank. Alternatively, it can be used in direct attack mode to hit structures and light vehicles (even low helicopters). The missile carries tandem shaped-charged warheads; the first takes out reactive armor, the second punches through the base armor.
This video shows the Australian Special Forces version during training.
In one of the new joint American-Iraqi security stations in the capital this month, in the volatile Ghazaliya neighborhood, Capt. Darren Fowler was heaping praise on his Iraqi counterparts for helping capture three insurgent suspects who had provided information he believed would save American lives...There's no doubt the NY Times will try to show American complicity in beatings of terrorists, but they will fail. Out troops have learned to work with the Iraqis...it IS their country after all. As long as our troops don't see a rough interrogation, they cannot be complicit.
...The Iraqi officers beamed. What the Americans did not know and what the Iraqis had not told them was that before handing over the detainees to the Americans, the Iraqi soldiers had beaten one of them in front of the other two, the Iraqis said. The stripes on the detainee’s back, which appeared to be the product of a whipping with electrical cables, were later shown briefly to a photographer, who was not allowed to take a picture.
Does this sound a bit Machiavellian? Not for me. The Iraqis know their culture better than us...
“If the Americans used this way, the way we use, nobody would shoot the Americans at all,” Captain Hassan said. “But they are easy with them, and they have made it easy for the terrorists.”
“I didn’t beat them all, I beat Mustafa in front of the others. We tell him we’re going to string him up.” He demonstrated, his arms spread wide. “And, I made the others see him,” [one Iraqi officer] said.I've repeatedly posted about the two parts to stopping the insurgency. The first was to get the Iraqis involved in their own security (much like present day Ramadi). The second was to get the young men employed. By making them stakeholders, they'll have no stomach to join Al Qaeda. But, while they are idle, unemployed, and unable to provide for their families, they'll strike at us as the cause of their dilemma.
The Iraqi officers interviewed by the Times confirmed this strategy...
“Most of them don’t believe in this insurgency,” he said. “They are young people. They are having to stay home without employment. They want food. They want money. They want to be able to marry. But there are no jobs. If you offered them jobs, most of them would not be working with Al Qaeda.”This was the main failure of the strategic plan for Iraq. Paul Bremer, not the US military, dropped the ball in getting the country back on its feet as soon as main combat ended. He failed and the soldiers continue to pay the price.
As a former contingency war planner I'd like to know who dropped the ball. Keeping the populace "engaged" is a major part of holding any territory. Or, as Grandma Rogue used to say, "idle hands are the Devil's tools".
Now, I know there are those who (on other blogs) have had a knee-jerk reaction when I posted the "employment" issue as a key to victory. Many of them have absolutely no, or very little military experience. They act as though we would have to export American jobs to Iraq. For those wading in the shallow end of the gene pool, this is not the "illegal alien stealing our jobs" issue; this is about Iraqi jobs in Iraqi markets with Iraqi workers.
Had our reconstruction goobers had a plan, employment would have pacified the masses, inculcated cooperation, and quickly allowed the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure. The deprivation of the today's average Iraqi would have long been a thing of the past. But, there's no point in being a Monday morning quarterback. The road was made tougher, but it's still a road we must travel. My real point is -- don't blame it on the military.
Former Army Private Jessica Lynch, (from
I’m sure you know her story. The convoy in which Ms. Lynch was traveling got lost and she was captured by Iraqis during the initial invasion of
Afterwards we discovered the whole story… Her supply convoy took a wrong turn and got lost. They were attacked with grenades. Eleven died and six were captured, including Lynch.
We also know that Lynch didn’t fire a single shot in defense of herself or her team. Lynch’s gun was jammed due to the sand. She violated the cardinal rule of the soldier -- keep your weapon clean. During the Routines of Defense, soldiers are required to clean their weapon daily or more often if necessary.
Yesterday Lynch appeared before Congress to decry how she was made out to be a hero, when she really wasn’t. I agree. After her rescue she wrote a book “I’m a Soldier, Too”…yeah, not so much -- soldiers clean their weapons and fight back.
We now know that Lynch wasn’t the heroine she was made out to be, and she showed it yesterday. Lynch’s disdainful comportment during the Congressional hearing played into the political hands of Democrats and was clearly an attempt to heap coals upon the collective head of the Army; an Army that gave her more credit than she was worth.
The Army is historically stingy in giving out medals. The Army takes great pride in keeping intact the reverence and solemnity of medals. I don’t know why an Army unit tried to make her into a hero. My suspicion is that it was probably a female reporter or female officer who wanted to show that women could also be effective in combat ( I have seen this gender-specific perfidy happen, especially during DACOWITS survey team visits).
Lynch received a Bronze Star for Bravery and Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is appropriate, but if Lynch admits she is not a hero, why keep the Bronze Star? Was it coincidence that she allowed her image to be used to pimp silver coins, (among other items)? Lynch benefited from her notoriety, even while her peers in the Army consistently suspected she didn’t deserve it.
NOTE: a similar event occurred during the Kosovo Air War, but in that case men were captured. Their colleagues roundly ridiculed them for not firing in their own defense.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Reporting yesterday's homicide bombing that killed nine US soldiers, Axcess lists the Islamic State of Iraq as "an alliance of Sunni Muslim groups". Wrrrrrong. The Islamic State of Iraq is the Al-Qaeda puppet government recognized and applauded by Ayman Zawahiri. Zawahiri intends for the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) to control Iraq through a violent takeover of the country and imposition of Shar'ia law, one province at a time. Trying to imply the Iraqi Sunnis are the main fighters perpetuates the lie that it is mainly Iraqis fighting us. As reported by many sources, the real Iraqi tribes (mostly Sunni) are now fighting against Al-Qaeda, particularly in Anbar province ... Axcess must get its "facts" from Wikipedia - a source we don't allow in our college, because any boob can edit entries.
They also misreport the number of combat deaths (the actual number is 2,727 - with an additional 544 non-combat casualties)...but don't let the facts get in your way Axcess.
On funding the Global War on Terror they spout:
So far the funding bill has stalled with both sides trying to make a politicalYeah, not so much. The DumbasCraps have clearly politicized the war; Bush just wants the funding he has always asked for...but don't let the facts get in your way Axcess.
issue of the war in Iraq.
More from Axcess:
Lawmakers need enough votes to be able to turn down a veto by President Bush and Democrats were voicing their confidence Monday that they could indeed rallyUhhh, first, it's called a "veto override" not "turn down", but I'm sure your public skool Government class never taught you that. Second, simply reporting that Democrats voiced their "confidence" that they possessed the votes to override a veto defies logic and also, yes, you guessed it...fact. You have been beclowned by the Dumbs, Axcess. They aren't even close to overriding the President's pen on this issue. By aligning yourself with the libtards you are now deemed the Axcess of Evil...begone foul, putrid, and fetid semblance of journalism. ON the other hand...
enough support for an Iraq funding bill that would require US troops begin to be
pulled out of Iraq by October 1, with a complete combat troop withdrawal six
months after that.
Tanks to yer gummint skoolin' y'all have maid me reconize the need for mo' muney in ejicashun.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
I don't know who they are correspondents for, but none the less the self-proclaimed "Thelma and Louise" really took it to the Eeevil Genius that is Karl Rove. They cornered him and spewed forth the holy ramblings of
When Rove turned away from the ear-shredding wailing of Crow and David, Crow reached out and grabbed his arm. According to the sugary sweet Ms. Crow, The Eeevil Rovian Monster snapped "Don't touch me!". Of course Ms David wrote:
How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?Of course, we all know that it is an honor it is to be molested by a toothsome heartthrob of 35-year-old men who have no balls. Offended, the wholesomely euphonic Global tart chided (sweetly of course)
"You can't speak to us like that, you work for us."Ahhhhh, so that's who pays Rove's salary...Sheryl should be ashamed of herself. What will the other Globerals™ think? STOP PAYING THIS MAN, SHERYL!!!!
Of course, Rove had another view on his salary. He responded "I don't work for you, I work for the American people." Not to be outdone, Crow replied "We are the American people."
I don't know if you've seen Sheryl Crow lately, but I really don't think 300 million people inhabit her bony ass. What I do know is that I pay Sheryl Crow's salary directly, when I buy her albums and go to her concerts. (I almost did buy one album...a long time ago when she was actually hot. Even high-priced makeup and Photoshop can't hide the wrinkles now. Wrinkles...hmmm..aren't those caused by the sun? I wonder if the sun might be causing some other changes; perhaps in Earth's atmosphere?)
In 1982 Morton Grove, Illinois banned all handgun ownership, except by police.
In response, Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law REQUIRING all heads of households to own and maintain a gun. Art Buchwald wrote a column called "Gun Town USA" in which he predicted neighbors would shoot each other over minor disputes.
Hmmm...in which direction do you think the crime rates for these two cities went? What about the population? Interesting article.
Read it here.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
So how did these brainiacs decide on picking a 12-year-old to cut off this guy's head?
Somewhere in a Pakistani madrassa:Here is the unedited video of the conversation (Ahmed is off camera):
Ahmed: My brother, the students are restless. They have been sitting in this madrassa, banging their heads against the wall while reciting the holy Qu'ran for 3 straight days. They need to get out once in a while.
Mahmood: Perhaps you are right my brother. Time for some Pisslamic Phys Ed. Hey, is that Ghulam Nabi guy still in the dungeon?
Okay, so you are teaching your young how to do your dirty work...niiiiice.
In response, I'd like to teach our troops a simple way to strike fear into the hearts of the heartless:
Step 1: Go to the Chow Hall after breakfast and ask for the leftover bacon grease.
Step 2: Gather all of your bullets.
Step 3: Dump all of your bullets in the bacon grease, wipe off the excess, then post the video of you doing this on YouTube.
The next time you're in a firefight, start snorting like a pig very loudly, then fire for effect. Ahmed and Mahmood, believing they might be defiled during their "martyrdumb", will achieve true Pisslam (as it runs down their leg).
Some will surrender, some will run, a few will fight. For those you kill, bring along a little of that bacon grease to smear on their freshly dead terrorist faces. (Film this, too).
About a week after you begin this new tactic the entire country will be pacified.
The Iraq problem is now solved.......next?
There is a catastrophe upon us, that is so huge, it will destroy life as we know it. Yes! It’s true! You as the “general public” have not been told due to the fact that you would all riot and make things worse for yourselves. I don’t care about that, though, so as the leading Evil Scientist in charge of, uh, things that are generally Evil and related to science, I feel it is my duty to inform you. Have you noticed that Earths weather lately has been ‘knocked out of balance’? Have you noticed a large increase in tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis? Of course you have! And you are wondering “What the hell is going on? Is that Fat Albert Gore character right about all that “global warming”? Is there something to that “Earth in the balance” crap that he’s been spouting off about? Well, I hope you’re sitting down, because…….
Yes! The Earth is OUT OF BALANCE!!!!!!!
Not just the planet Earth, but the WHOLE DAMN SOLAR SYSTEM!!! Yes! True,…shocking!!!!! If you feel like screaming now, well, go ahead. I don’t blame you. You should be terrified! The whole damn solar system is wobbling out of control like a retarded kid exiting a carnival ride. The planets are confused in their orbits around the sun, affecting the gravitational and electromagnetic fields influencing our Earth, causing our severe weather. Yes! And it’s only going to get worse. The reason is,…
There is a whole planet missing from our solar system. Yes. Well, not just “missing”, but rather, EATEN! Yeah, I said eaten. That’s right. And I know who did it.
Don’t believe me? Look at the evidence!
Ever since Anna Nicole Smith killed herself (by the way, it was a stupidity overdose, not drugs, trust me), Rosie “Pig” O’Donnell is now by default THE BIGGEST FATTEST BALONEY PIE SUCKING PIG in the universe. She is, in fact, large enough to eat Uranus. No one else is big enough.
Rosie “Pig” O’Donnell is in fact STUPID enough to eat Uranus, thus sending the planets out of control. No one else is that stupid or careless.
I never ever ever LIE ABOUT ANYTHING, or ever exaggerate. You can always trust what I tell you. If I say she did it, that’s good enough for you. Besides, I know people at the CIA. And the Pentagon. They tell me things. Secret things! Yes!
Look at this picture. You can clearly see Pig O’Donnell approaching the planet Uranus! I took this picture with the Hubble space telescope. I hacked into it and I can control it anytime I want. See her pointing to Uranus?
This is when the big tsunami hit, at the very moment Rosie shoved her thumb up Uranus!
Ok, not like you need any more rock solid proof, but in case you’re one of those people saying “There is NO WAY Rosie “sucks lard straight from the can” O’Donnell is even remotely big enough to eat a whole planet”, just look at this. It’s Rosie’s grotesque and immensely hideous cellulite and lard filled ass (and I mean that in the nicest possible way), also as seen from space. In a way, it kind of resembles an overstuffed and badly worn out bean bag chair that was beaten like a piñata until the stuffing came out, and was then refilled with garbage and duck taped back together. In fact, her ass is so horrific that it cracked the lens of the space telescope from a distance of 92,000,000 miles! In any case, you can clearly see that Rosie “Thunder Hog” O’Donnell is responsible not only for spewing her retarded loudmouthed conspiracy theory crap on TV, but more importantly for causing the global weather epidemic that is threatening to destroy our planet.I rest my case!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Harry "Nuts" Reid simply couldn't demonstrate the Democrat lack of resolve any better than his pronouncement of DEFEAT today on Capitol Hill.
Instead of a national leader like "Give 'em Hell" Harry Truman, we get "Give Al Qaeda the Moral Victory" Harry Reid.
This pencil-necked, librarian lookin' m*ther f*cker doesn't possess the moral fortitude to carry water for our troops either literally or figuratively, and sees bombings over a period of 3 DAYS as signs of imminent defeat.
First of all, you probably should have read my post immediately below this one. Also, the surge isn't complete and you want to surrender after 3 DAYS of bombing? Is that all it takes Harry -- 3 DAYS? So, if I call your office for 3 DAYS and tell you that you're a retarded piece of shit will you admit it, declare me the victor, then hide in the corner of your office screaming "DON'T LOOK AT ME, I'M A PIECE OF SHIT, (boo hoo hoo)"? Is 3 DAYS the depth of your stamina against terrorism? If we withdraw now, we'll have 3 DECADES of fighting in foreign countries against Al Qaeda you short-sighted bastard.
Reid went on to proudly announce his plan for victory:
"I know I was the odd guy out at the White House, but I told him at least what he needed to hear ... I believe the war at this stage can only be won diplomatically, politically and economically."Harry, I've got news for you -- you'd be the odd guy out anywhere that brave, straight, and muscular males congregate (which precludes you from joining the military). And as for your diplomatic mission to win this war, are you planning on meeting with Osama sometime soon? (I sincerely hope so...we'll notify your kinfolk afterwards.)
Reid also tried to draw parallels to Vietnam, saying that 24,000 had died when Johnson initiated his own surge. We've lost far fewer and secured far more of Iraq than Vietnam.
Guess what numb nuts, our troops are better trained, more effective, and need only one thing from you -- more funding. While you're at it, raise the military end strength cap (only Congress can do that) and we can have them stay home longer between tours.
Do I think you'll do either of these voluntarily -- nope -- instead of killing terrorists, you want to spend our money on lazy constituents that would rather be spoon fed your government subsidies than stand up for this country. You fit in quite well with them.
So continue to get ready for this...(Click Here)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Here's what set it off:
U.S. and Iraqi forces maintain the pressure on al Qaeda and the insurgency nationwide. Combined U.S. and Iraqi raids inside Baghdad led to 129 captured insurgents and the discovery of two bomb factories over the past 48 hours. Iraqi security forces, with the help of the Anbar Salvation Council, killed Ahmad Hadid, the leader "Islamic State in Fallujah," and Ibrahim Keitan, Al-Qaeda's military coordinator in Al-Anbar. An American military intelligence official tells us Ahmad Hadid is the brother of the notorious Omar Hadid, Abu Musab al Zarqawi's right hand man in Fallujah until he was killed in Novermber of 2004. Thirty-seven al Qaeda were captured in Fallujah, 6 in Amiriya and another 11 were captured along the Euphrates River Valley.
Coalition raids in Taji, Mosul, Baghdad and Amiriya netted 17 al Qaeda, including the "al-Qaeda emir of Rusafa and former vehicle-borne improvised explosive device cell leader." In Basra, British troops killed 8 members of two roadside bomb teams as they were in the process of planting IEDs. On March 11, Iraqi police captured 2 members of a cell thought to be "responsible for planning and building improvised explosive devices containing chlorine."
These are the times that will test the American people more than they will test our troops. Al Qaeda will continue to strike civilians, trying to reinvigorate the sectarian violence that has been diminished by Iraqi Police forces. At the same time they are working to diminish the will of the impatient American people.
The question will be (and has always been) how long it will take normal Iraqis to realize they control their own destiny. They can end the violence by cooperating with Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces. Cooperation has been getting better; I only hope the latest attacks enrage the Iraqis enough to mobilize their communities against insurgents.
They have no choice. If we leave, they will be undefended against Al Qaeda.
Democratic Staffer Dick Steele reporting...
I just spent a wonderful evening talking with my favorite entertainer, Rosie. We discussed many things and drew a few conclusions about the recent events in Virginia.
I also spent one year in Korea and met many Koreans. None of them had the last name of "Cho"; most having the last name of "Kim", "Lee" and "Yim". Other than Margaret Cho I've never seen a Korea named "Cho".
So, we were wondering if Matt Stone and Trey Parker were prescient in their invention of a teacher in South Park named Ms. Choksondik (pronounced choke- son-dik), who would someday be mirrored in the news. Or was their prescience something else? Did they plan the event at VT? Rosie and I think so...
Here's our proof:
1. If we add another Hui to the name of the VT murderer Cho Seung Hui (pronounced cho - son-wee), we arrive at the name Cho Seung Hui Hui (pronounced cho - son - wee-wee; pretty damn close to Chok-son-dik, wouldn't you say?)
2. Cho Seung Hui-Hui stalked at least two women at VT. He couldn't get laid. He was probably stewing in his own testosterone (a poison that leads you men to violent behavior). In essence, he was choking on his own man juices. To parallel this, Ms Choksondik was found dead with a large quantity of semen in her stomach.
3. Ms Choksondik and Cho Seung Hui Hui were obviously both virgins.
There are more similarities, but I think these suffice. How do we make this right? Here's my list:
1. Appoint an independent investigator
2. Ban all handguns in the United States
3. Provide government funded prostitutes to prevent future seminal backups in men
4. Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and George Bush are all conservatives, and should be brought up on charges and impeached for conspiring to let this happen.
5. All adults should be forced to join PFLAG (because this will promote positive human relations)
Dick Steele is a syndicated columnist in the National Gay Newspaper Coalition ™.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Meanwhile the libtards will use "gun control" to rail against private gun ownership until they themselves become victims. It is sincerely sad that no professors or students had the right to defend themselves from a crazed individual at VT.
My daughter attends college in Arizona. The campus is open. Vagrants live in the public parking garages on campus and near the dorms. There are police call boxes, but how long would it take for them to respond?
She is under 21, so I bought her a small, very solid, folding knife with a blade that is 3 3/8" long to avoid the 3 1/2" concealed weapons threshold. I taught her how to use it as an extension of her hand (the proper way to use a knife). But still, you never bring a knife to a gun fight.
Now I'm going to hear libtards (primarily Democrats) whining about restricting gun ownership for law abiding citizens. They'll demagogue this to make you believe they are doing something important, but again, their efforts will only impact the law-abiding...like my daughter.
Before they try to take my gun perhaps they should talk to Senator Jim Webb's staffer, or the bodyguards for Hollywood celebrities (even Rosie O-Donut), or their limousine drivers. Until they do that, I'm thinking about buying my daughter a gun anyway.
Monday, April 16, 2007
That's right America, John Kerry, the bulwark of rigid flexibility (see: flip-flopping) may be back in the race. Thank the Lord, we need some comedy given the current crop of gravely serious "cut and run" DumbasCraps in the race. At least Kerry can let us believe that we might not withdraw, before he declares his surrender to Al-Qaeda.
Oh, wait...wasn't it this same little bitch (sorry, was that too Imus-ian) who was crying on the Senate floor on January 24, 2007 when he announced he would not run for President? At least we can now time his flip-flops -- looks like 3 months is all it takes for Kerry to change his mind.
Hey, I've got an idea, maybe he and John McCain .... naw, forget it, that would be too far fetched.
ANSWER: Probably about 15 seconds.
QUESTION #2: How long will it take for criminals and the mentally deranged to turn their weapons over to the gummint? (HINT: About as long as it will take for all 15 million illegal immigrants to suddenly realize they are breaking the law, and en masse, turn themselves in for deportation.)
QUESTION #3: Will you turn in your weapons when they pass the gun-ban legislation; or, will you choose to be a criminal?
I'll guess I'll be a criminal....(gun control advocate Julie Rudiani is looking worse and worse as a Presidential candidate)
On a separate note, I wonder how long the Virginia Tech gunman would have lived had he attacked the Virginia Military Institute instead?!?
Friday, April 13, 2007
Among Christians there is the idea of giving "the first fruits" to God, also known as tithing. This is carried over from the Jewish Levitical tithe. The Levites were the priests of the ancient Jews. Busy with keeping the Jews on God's good side, they collected and survived on the tithes provided by the other tribes. The "first fruits" equated to 10%.
The Bush's earned $765,801 last year. The President and Mrs. Bush contributed $78,100 to churches and other charities (or 10.2% of their income).
We don't know the charitable giving by his liberal opponents, though we did find out in 2000 that Al Gore gave a whopping $353. (Tipper and the Goracle claimed they didn't make enough to give to charity -- they only made $197,729 don'cha know).
This is not much of a surprise. Arthur C. Brooks wrote Who Really Cares which clearly proved that conservatives give more to charity. On his website Brooks wrote:
The conventional wisdom runs like this: Liberals are charitable because they advocate government redistribution of money in the name of social justice; conservatives are uncharitable because they oppose these policies. But note the sleight of hand: Government spending, according to this logic, is a form of charity.Conservatives, like Bush, donate more time, more money, and even more blood to the American Red Cross. Liberals want the government to do it.
Let us be clear: Government spending is not charity. It is not a voluntary sacrifice by individuals. No matter how beneficial or humane it might be, no matter how necessary it is for providing public services, it is still the obligatory redistribution of tax revenues. Because government spending is not charity, sanctimonious yard signs do not prove that the bearers are charitable or that their opponents are selfish. (On the contrary, a public attack on the integrity of those who don’t share my beliefs might more legitimately constitute evidence that I am the uncharitable one.)
After reading Elizabeth Edwards' hatred of her neighbor and Al Gore's condescension to the ignorant we can surmise why conservatives give more and liberals give less.
Giving to charity, especially your time, means you actually have to come in contact with the poor. Conservatives want to be there when they help others.
Liberals can't stand the sight of poor people (again, just ask Elizabeth Edwards' neighbor) and so want the government to do all the work. But, the government does things badly and with much bureaucracy. More money is wasted paying salaries for cubicle monkeys than gets put into useful action.
Conservatives volunteer, meaning less money is wasted, more work is accomplished, and more people are served. This is the Christian way.
Liberals prefer to keep their distance. So why is it surprising when Hillary Clinton says things like:
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Imus is an entertainer (though not much of one) who used a phrase much less offensive than I've heard used by hip-hop entertainers and comedians.
As with those entertainers, if you don't like it, don't listen. Ratings will drop, record sales will plummet, sponsors will leave. Above all, be consistent. If you are going to persecute Imus, then persecute the rappers and the comedians also.
I'm not defending Imus. I don't like Imus; he's an overbearing, self-aggrandizing blowhard. This post is vewy, vewy simple...be consistent or STFU!!!
(Now we know why Sharpton conks his hair -- he's afraid of Imus calling him nappy-headed. Though, when I was growing up, blacks who conked their hair were dissed by other blacks as trying to look "too white".)
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have
to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain
class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution
of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the
State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who
will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or
will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision
of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one
government. - Publius (Alexander Hamilton)
Monday, April 09, 2007
Seems some big, bad Marines had the audacity to step into a Target while wearing their uniforms.
STRIKE 1: In 2004 they banned the Salvation Army soliciting during Christmas
STRIKE 2:Now they've targeted our military
I don't need to wait for Strike 3; They're out!!!
Sorry, Target, no money for you; go to back of line. I have declared a money embargo (I hate the word "boycott", it's so....so Jesse Jackson-esque) against all of your stores!
For my buddy Muq-retarda Al-Sadist...wherever you may be... (hiding) (probably Tehran)(with Mahmood ImaDoofus).....
Fluff the Chubby Mullah has his own City
He likes to kill Americans but he hasn’t yet met me
Mahmood ImaDoofus loved that fat old Fluff
And brought him bombs, artillery shells and other deadly stuff.. Ohhhh
They schemed and planned to kill us because they really suck
Loading bombs and chlorine gas on big old garbage trucks
Brave marines and soldiers would shoot when he came by
But when it got too hot for him, to Iran then did he fly, ohhh
A jackass lives in Congress his name is Murtha, John
He doesn’t think that we should fight, his mind is frickin’ gone
Nancie is his buddy, now she’s a traveling twit
If it weren’t for our soldiers Fluff would pound her slit, ohhhh
Then one day it happened, from a strafing F-16
A bullet creased our Fluffy’s head, blood began to stream
His Army saw him bleeding and knew he was just a man
Our pilot waved then flipped him off and peace grew in the land, ohhhh
Now there is Al-Qaeda, a lot like fat old Fluff
They send boys to die for them, cuz they ain’t got the nuts
But their time is coming, of that you may be sure
We will surge right up their ass and then, we will kill some more, ohhhh
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Al-Sadist calls his militia the Mahdi Army. In case you didn't already know, the Mahdi is the mythical savior of Islam, who is supposed to transform the world into a just Islamic society. Further, the Mahdi is supposed to arrive along side Jesus before the Day of Resurrection. I think this is an important point to understand on the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
(Frank Herbert fans might also remember the term Mahdi from the Dune series of books. Paul was the Mahdi in the Herbert's allegory of the Middle East.)
Mookie, you're not as scary as the original Dracula. You're a fat little man with a beard who is living off of his father's fame.
I'm a not so fat, old man who also has a beard and I've got a deal for you:
1. Let's meet and see how brave you really are. Rather than sending your Muddy Army to die for you, I'll meet you at any place, at any time.
2. I'll meet you with knives, guns, or bare hands -- your choice. You can be surrounded by all of your "boy-eeees" and I'll be all alone...
3. We can do this from 1000 meters away or face-to-face..either way I'm gonna reach out and touch you.
4. ...and we'll televise the whole thing. How 'bout a Pay-Per-View, $12.95, winner takes all. I'll donate my winning to St Jude's Children's Hospital and you can donate to a charity of your choice (Hamas or Hizbollah).
If during our meeting you decide to run, or you need help from your buddies, the world and your militia will see you for the fat, little, pathetic coward you are. They'll see that you are no better than Saddam. More likely, they'll see another wannabe dictator lose his life to an American infidel.
Why do I make this offer on Easter? Because you are the greatest threat to peace for our troops. Your proclamation of war against Americans on this day shows you are willing to continue slaughtering others, while you hide from the conflict. Why not step up and show people that you're serious about this fight?
Have your people call mine, we'll get together and do lunch...ass-clown.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Over the next few days you will hear more and more about US Soldiers and Marines taking casualties in the city of Baghdad and Diyala Province.(map area 3).
As the surge and security push takes hold, Al-Qaeda in Iraq will push back. This will lead to more violent engagements. During this time our troops will take casualties, but without doubt the insurgents will by far get the worst of it.
At the same time, Al-Qaeda's retreat into Diyala province is being met by 700 troops and 100 STRYKER vehicles. These teams are engaging Al-Qaeda everyday, clearing areas, and emplacing Iraqi Security Forces to hold territory. If they can get the local tribes to help expel Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda will have no choice but to move back into the Sunni Triangle, probably into Salah Al-Din (map area 2), which has a higher Sunni population. Roads into Baghdad will be too dangerous for them and Iran, being mostly Shia, will not welcome an eastward move by Al-Qaeda.
Our troops in Salah Al-Din (map area 3) have had less fighting than earlier in this conflict, but this will continue to rise as Al-Qaeda moves into their territory. I imagine our troops are already doing this, but if not, they should commission the Salah Al-Din locals in reporting foreigners moving into the area. It is likely that Al-Qaeda will move in waves of limited numbers as they retreat from Diyala; easy prey for small team assaults.
Keep an eye on Al-Qaeda in the short term. They realize they must act before the entire surge force is in place.
(or I could be wrong, mehh)
Thursday, April 05, 2007
He presented his documentary "An Inconclusive Truth" to 3,000 ticket buyers at Gammage Auditorium. Prices ranged from $5 to $75, but some were actually scalped on E-bay for $300.
Here are some questions about the visit posted on ASU's website:
Q: Can media attend the event?
A: Media are not permitted to attend the presentation as stipulated in the contract with Al Gore.
Q: Who is paying for his speaker fee and expenses?
A: Funding to cover Mr. Gore’s speaker fee is being provided by private donors and ticket sales. ASU Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has received tremendous support from Valley Forward Association, a local non-profit organization that advocates a balance between economic development and environmental quality in Arizona.
Q: How much did it cost to bring Al Gore to ASU?
A: Since Al Gore is coming to ASU as a private citizen and will being giving essentially a “lecture” on global warming, he charges a speaker fee of $100,000 plus expenses.
And, the media is not invited to the event "as stipulated in the contract with Al Gore".
I think Jim Jones had the same stipulations in his Guyana property rental contract. The Goracle is building his own cult, collecting larges sums of money and not allowing grownups to report what he is doing. Next, he'll start selling Kool-Aid offsets.
The GORACLE really reminds me of Paleolithic Man....
PM #1: Unk, unk...what shiny thing up there?
PM #2: Me not know, but hurt eyes
PM #1: Maybe we pray to rock and make bad shiny thing go away
PM #2: Hmmmm. Okay.
(Eight Hours later)
PM #1: unk, unk...me think it working
PM #2: yeah, yeah, bad shiny thing going down
(Four Hours Later)
PM #1: Shiny thing only a sliver on ground now
PM #2: Yeah, yeah, pray to rock harder...it working
This is how Paleolithic Man found that praying to a rock will make the Sun go away. Did those prayers have any effect, or was the final result completely independent of their actions? According to the GORACLE if we use flourescent lightbulbs the Earth will cool.
Meanwhile his own carbon footprint grows as evidenced by his trip from the airport to ASU in his limousine. He keeps getting richer and fatter thanks to the eco-alarmists. Good Job, ASU. Next time, use that money to reduce tuition.
Algore in 10 years
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Can you tell which twin pictured below is the Brilliant Stephen Hawkings and which was such a waste of life that he snorted his dead father's ashes with a goodly amount of cocaine?
Click on the picture for answers:
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
In Sweden you cannot name your daughter "Metallica" unless approved by the Swedish "AUTHORITIES". In this case it is the Swedish National Tax Board.
That's right - The TAX MAN tells you what is or is not an acceptable name for your kids.
In the not so distant past (early-90's), the libtards pointed to the social welfare state of Sweden as the gleaming example of Marxist Heaven. You'll notice that you haven't heard that drivel lately.
In the mid-1990's a worldwide economic downturn showed the weakness of placing your money in government (through taxes) rather than in the economy. The Swedes were heading toward economic calamity and couldn't get out of recession. Swedes made changes: reducing pensions, industries were taken away from the state and privatized, and even instituting school choice vouchers.
Another libtard argument was that the standard of living for Swedes was higher than Americans...yeah, not so much. The per capita GDP for Sweden in 2006 was about $42,694 (9th in the world) compared to the U.S.'s $44,333 (8th)...
...BUT, and this is a big BUT, the relative buying power as measured by Purchasing Power Parity in Sweden is only $31,600 (19th) compared to the U.S.'s $43,555 (3rd). Translated from Greenspan Speak™, the average American had 30% more buying power in 2006 than the average Swede. Why, you might ask?
Because they still tax the bejesus out of their people. And now, the TAX MAN, while robbing Swedes, tells them what is or is not an appropriate name for their children.
There are still those who might scoff, claiming that Sweden still has a higher Human Development Index (a United Nincompoop measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standard of living, and child welfare).
That is true; but while Sweden is 3rd, the U.S. still places in the top 8, beating out other major socialist democracies: Switzerland, the Netherlands, Finland, and even the constitutional monarchy of Luxembourg (the country with the highest per capita income and PPP).
It's relatively easy to regulate a Swedish economy of only 9.1 million people and $371 Billion. But for comparison think of California. It is geographically smaller than Sweden, but has 33 million people and an economy of $1.62 TRILLION.
Hell, even Caleeefornia kicks Sweden's ass, economically speaking of course. Sweden, as your population ages, as are most countries' around the world, let's see how your HUGE pension bill moves you even closer to pure capitalism.
Oh....it's only Pelosi. I thought we were being invaded by the Bag Ladies of Krakow.
Although, the more I look at this....if we remove the lipstick, you might pass for GrandPA Botox. What? No congressional makeup artists in Syria? What are you doing there anyway?
In the nearby outdoor Bazouriyeh market, she chatted with Syrians, who
offered her dates, in front of shops selling olive oil soaps, spices and herbs.
At one point, she bought some coconut sweets and looked at Syrian carpets.
Ohhhh, I get it, you're outsourcing your carpet purchases to third world terrorist nations.....I though only EEEEeeevil Republicans did those sorts of things.
OO-RAH FOR THAT JUDGE!!!
Yes, I know that some libtards will view this as a victory for the anti-war Marine (isn't "anti-war Marine" an oxymoron?), but I view this as an unconditional victory for our Marine Corps. One more libtard drummed out of the glorious Corps.
Robert Zabala is no longer one of "the few, the proud" that serve this country; now and forever he is a military reject. It seems Mr. Zabala was offended by the scenes of war and death he was subjected to during his training. Mr Zabala never went to war.
After Zabala returned to UC Santa Cruz, he had a conversation with a
fellow Marine in May 2004. "I began to think about the thousands of people who died in the past year in war, who didn't die due to just one soldier or suicide bomber, but largely by an organization," Zabala recounted. "This organization trains to kill human life."
They train to impose our will on the enemy. They train to be the most effective arm of our military when diplomacy fails (like when Saddam violated 17 United Nincompoop resolutions, culminating with Resolution 1441.)
Finally, real Marines know that the more you sweat in training the less you bleed in combat, so they train hard. When it's time for battle, they learn to bring forth from deep inside the venom, intensity, and resolve needed to defend something greater than themselves -- something you never learned. They are the magnificent bastards that will give their life for you, but not easily, and not before they take a bunch of nasty little terrorists with them.
I'm glad you are no longer part of their legacy.