Sunday, June 26, 2005


Hard-liner wins Iran presidency

"In his first public statement since his landslide victory, Ahmadinejad said he seeks to create a 'modern, advanced, powerful and Islamic' model for the orld. "

I believe the terms 'modern and advanced' when combined with 'Islamic' make a wonderful oxymoron.

Seeing is Believing

The Associated Press
Lawmakers: Guantanamo Conditions Improve

There are a couple of choice quotes in the article.

"'The Guantanamo we saw today is not the Guantanamo we heard about a few years ago,' said Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif."

The IOpian View: Nor is it the Guantanamo you heard about last week Rep Tauscher. Notice this is a deflective technique that evades admission that Durbin was a bit over the top. So apparently somehow things have been fixed since a 'few years ago' so which Gitmo was Durbin referring to ?


"Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, is one of many Democrats who have called for an independent commission to investigate abuse allegations and have said the facility should close. She said she stood by that position, but acknowledged, "What we've seen here is evidence that we've made progress."

The IOpian View: This implies that something was wrong to begin with. Could be that Gitmo has been chugging along just the same for years and she has finally gotten off her ass to go down there and see for herself only to find reality appears nothing like the members of her party describe.

Now. If we could get Admiral Kennedy to sail the SS Chappaquiddick over to Irag and have a look for himself...

Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Common Good ?

Here are a few things to mull over. None are directly linked but they are like the clouds of a gathering storm.

By now most of the literate non-apathetics in America are aware of the SCOTUS decision yesterday concerning eminent domain. The vote went along political affiliation lines. Liberals for, Conservatives against.

But who can claim to be surprised. Recall that not so long ago we had the Hillary blurb that"

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

There it is. And for a bit of gratuitous hitlerism.. this is her 'Mein Kampf'. Why are we surprised about yesterday's decision? The alpha-liberals have revealed the progressive's vision for America.

Then it was not too long ago the Lord Kerry-Heinz had a religious experience and preached a sermon alluding to the greed of Republicans when they take from the poor to give to the rich.

"'I went back and reread the whole New Testament the other day. Nowhere in the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ did I find a suggestion at all, ever, anywhere, in any way whatsover, that you ought to take the money from the poor, the opportunities from the poor and give them to the rich people,' Kerry said."

Remember that little idea liberals were trying to plant during the election about how a vote for Bush ( conservatives ) was a vote against their own self-interest? Remember how Democrats are the party of the little guy, the working class, the oppressed ?

Who was protecting the interest of the 'little guy' yesterday. Who was advocating taking money and opportunities from the poor yesterday?

Just mull that over.....

Friday, June 24, 2005

Speed, Speed, Speed

Governor vows to slow down his SUV

First of all I like Bill Richardson. I always considered him one of the 'grownups' in the Clinton Administration. I don't agree with his politics but I think the guy is a straight shooter most the time. Here he experiences a little problem with the law that may be familiar to many of us so I won't rag the guy about that. However.... I did notice this little item:

Richardson said he is "not above the law" but admitted "sometimes I have gone fast, too fast."

The latest speeding controversy involved a June 2 incident in which the governor's state police driver refused to stop for an Albuquerque police officer who noticed Richardson's 2004 Lincoln Navigator sport-utility vehicle going at a high rate of speed on an interstate frontage road.

Now wait a minute. I seem to recall seeing Richardson being anit-ANWAR drilling, keen on environmental issues such as conservation. The beauty of the internet is you don't have to ponder these things very long. Googled 'Bill Richardson Energy Policy' and on the first page there it was with a few choice nuggets:
PBS Richardson Interview
Frontline April 10, 2001

The Bush administration is using the panic, "It's a crisis," theory to energy also, as they did with the economy and their tax cut rationale. On energy, the Bush people are saying, "We've got an energy crisis, so let's drill in the Arctic,"--a fragile ecosystem. Or, "Let's drill anywhere and the heck with all environmental regulations." That is wrong. They're not emphasizing conservation, energy efficiency--the demand side. It's all production. It's all drill, drill, drill.

So that Richardson can Speed, Speed, Speed..... but I digress.

There has to be a balance. In the Clinton administration, we promoted that balance. But the Republican Congress would only approve a little bit on the production side, and nothing on the conservation and energy efficiency side. So we have the stalemate. This is what worries me about, in the end, producing a viable energy policy. ...

So he believes in conservation and energy efficientcy does he?
2004 Navigator Gas Mileage

Thursday, June 23, 2005

A World Gone Stupid - Poll: In wake of raq war, allies prefer China to U.S. - Jun 23, 2005:

I like this part:

"Only India and Poland were more upbeat about the United States, while Canadians were just as likely to see China favorably as they were the U.S."

So the Canadians like China do they. They prefer a country that strong-armed Hong Kong into it's country, that represses government criticism, regulates the internet, and threatens Taiwan not just with invasion or occupation but incorporation.

Perhaps we should be more like the Chinese to make the Canadian a little more at ease. We could claim Cuba or British Columbia as inherently ours despite their not being any historical claim to them. Even better let's censure criticism of the Bush government over the airwaves, in the press and the internet. And if anybody dares to object let's gun em down and jail anybody that disagrees with that decision. Then we could shut the churhes down and jail those religious hate-mongers.

Then we'd be like China and loved by all.

Liberal War Philosophy

Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
About halfway through this they start getting into the Rove comment.

Q Scott, going back to Jessica's question. So are you saying that it's completely appropriate the way Karl Rove invoked 9/11? And what would you say to those who say that the comments were simply partisan and hurtful?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think that Karl was simply pointing out the different philosophies when it comes to winning the war on terrorism. That's what he was doing. The President of the United States -- you bring up something that's very important -- has worked to elevate the discourse in this town and reach out to get things done, and that's what he's done. Now, Karl was simply pointing out the differences that exist in how we approach the war on terrorism and how different people view it in a different way.

Q Well, what's the philosophy he's --

MR. McCLELLAN: So what -- Jessica, I'm sorry, I'm going to keep going to others. You've had your opportunity.

Q What is the -- I mean, the understanding of the Democrat's philosophy, then?

Jessica here's my understanding of the Democrat's GWOT philosophy.

Liberal's National Defense Stance

For those of you who might have forgotten what Rove is talking about; a good example is Richard Gere at the Concert for the WTC Rescuers.

"The horrendous energy that we’re all feeling, and the possibility of turning it into more violence, and revenge, we can stop that. We can take that energy and turn it into something else. We can turn it into compassion, and to love, and to understanding."

"In a situation like this, of course you identify with everyone who's suffering. (But we must also think about) the terrorists who are creating such horrible future lives for themselves because of the negativity of this karma. It's all of our jobs to keep our minds as expansive as possible. If you can see (the terrorists) as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine, and the medicine is love and compassion. There's nothing better." -- Richard Gere

And more from the intellectual elite:

"I am not aware of any evidence showing that President Bush or members of his administration have personally profited from the attacks of 9-11. A complete investigation might reveal that to be the case... On the other hand, what is undeniable is that corporations close to the Administration, have directly benefited from the increased defense spending arising from the aftermath of September 11."
Cynthia McKinney

Images of burning Red Cross and UN buildings struck by US bombs contrasted with images of thousands of desperately poor Afghan women carrying sickly and starving children out of Afghanistan as they flee the might of the US military is tearing at international public confidence in our war against terrorism.
Cynthia McKinney

We've lost thousands of people already, and as the Administration begins its preparations for war, every American and the families of our soldiers and victims of the hijackings deserve to know that justice for those responsible is what motivates our actions and not just convenient scapegoating.
Cynthia McKinney

"They're sheep. They like him (Bush) enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them." -- Ed Asner

"The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs." -- Sandra Bernhard

"You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people revenge-seeking. These days it only matters who's in charge. Right now that's us -- for a while at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. ...I believe (Rumsfeld) thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. We can't beat anyone anymore." -- George Clooney

"I just wish men would quit thinking they could just duke it out with each other. I don’t have all the facts, and who knows what’s really the truth, but I don’t really respect (Bush’s) way of dealing with this situation. It would have been great to have someone really, really smart in that office, and someone who is globally aware." -- Sandy Duncan

"I don't know if a country (America) where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world." -- Jane Fonda

"This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House (you call them "hawks", but I would never disparage such a fine bird) have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist." -- Woody Harrelson

"The war against terrorism is terrorism. The whole thing is just bullsh*t." -- Woody Harrelson

"Have we gone to war yet? We f****** deserve to get bombed. Bring it on." -- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

"Melt their weapons, melt their hearts, melt their anger with love." -- Shirley MacLaine on her anti-terrorism policy

"We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly." -- Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect

"The WTC was not just an architectural monstrosity, but also terrible for people who didn't work there, for it said to all those people: 'If you can't work up here, boy, you're out of it.' That's why I'm sure that if those towers had been destroyed without loss of life, a lot of people would have cheered. Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel, which consequently had to be destroyed. And then came the next shock. We had to realize that the people that did this were brilliant. It showed that the ego we could hold up until September 10 was inadequate." -- Norman Mailer

"Many families have been devastated tonight. This just is not right. They did not deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and the planes' destination of California--these were places that voted AGAINST Bush!" --Michael Moore,, September 12

"(T)he passengers were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If the passengers had included black men those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes." -- Michael Moore on Flight 93

"How will the bombing of Baghdad, a city of five million, accomplish a regime change?" -- Susan Sarandon

And finally for a moment of sanity here's Democrat Zell Miller form his speech at the RNC convention 2004.

"No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home.But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution.They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.It is not their patriotism -- it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking."

The GOP Responds using the Left's Own Words

Excerpts From the Senate Hearing on Iraq

Washington Post:
Excerpts From the Senate Hearing on Iraq

I listened to some of this as background while I worked today. Here are my initial thoughts:

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld: "There have been a series of gross errors and mistakes. Those were on your watch. ... Isn't it time for you to resign?"

Rumsfeld: "Senator, I've offered my resignation to the president twice, and he's decided that he would prefer that he not accept it, and that's his call."

I was thinking the same question should be asked of Admiral Kennedy.

Then there is the spokeman for all public sentiment Robert Byrd. I guess he's been there a while but I always thought that Senators represent the 'States' and not the 'People' if you catch that little line of thinking at the beginning of his part in the article.

In this part we find what happens when we mix cultured intelligence with bigoted ignorance in the vile of political power:

Sen. Byrd:
"I don't mean to be discourteous. I've just heard enough of your smart answers to these people here who are elected. ... So get off your high horse when you come up here."

Rumsfeld didn't respond to those remarks.

My Dad used to say the following when teaching me about responding to taunts... said "Son if an ignorant dog barks at you there are two things you can do. One you can drop to your knees and bark back like a fool or you can act like a man and simply walk on." Rumsfeld simply walked on.

I would think that a man with a statue dedicated to himself comes up a little shallow when speaking of getting off one's high horse.

Shinola Award

The Washington Times
Republicans slam Pelosi's comments as 'demoralizing'

For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's outstanding mental gymnastics in concluding that:
"This isn't about the duration of the war. The war in Afghanistan is over."

Guess These People Didn't Get The Memo

Just to be sure you know,
This Representative Pelosi.... is Shinola.

Suppose Pelosi et al had been around in World WarII... "The War in Midway is over, the war in Iwo Jima is over, the war in North Africa is over, the war in Italy is over, the war in the Phillipines is over, the war in Guam is over, the war in Normandy is over.

Ok Nancy, you're a progressive... a liberal... open to new ideas, all open-minded and such so try this new idea .... say Global ... War... on... Terror.
Global... that means worldwide... not limited to one country.

Now ponder that for tonight's homework.
Tomorrow we'll learn a new concept.... 'Theatres of Operations'.

You know when I think about this crap coming out of the minds of the anti-Bush,anti-America crowd I come to two possible sources of this idiocy; they are either incredibly stupid and ill-informed or they are deviously lying to maintain the good of the party over the good of the American people. Could be both.

This Court Must Go

My Way News
Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes

The IOpian View:

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

What part of 'SHALL NOT BE VIOLATED' doesn't this court understand?

Amendment V to the US Constitution:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

How is a private developer's office space 'public use'?

Amendment XIV to the US Constitution:
Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The previous owner is not getting equal protection but being steamrolled by big money.

Barry Goldwater:
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."

Will Rogers:
"If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, 'America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership'."

Additional Resources: FindLaw

Monday, June 20, 2005

A Senator's Shame

A Senator's Shame:
In the Washington Post article about Robert Byrd there is this statement that says much about Byrd as a young man.

"'My only explanation for the entire episode is that I was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision -- a jejune and immature outlook -- seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions,' Byrd wrote."

To me this is saying that Byrd would sell his soul to fufill his ambitions.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Sen. Martinez Goes Wobbly

GOP senator suggests shutting Guantanamo prison

"'It's become an icon for bad stories and at some point you wonder the cost-benefit ratio,' Martinez said Friday. 'How much do you get out of having that facility there? Is it serving all the purposes you thought it would serve when initially you began it, or can this be done some other way a little better?'"

1. Yes it is serving its original purpose to retain captured terrorists and glean information from them. We hold them for the same reasons any nation at war holds captured enemy combatants.

2. Can this this be done a little better ? You bet. Here's how.

Can You Spot The Idiot ?

Googling 'Dick Durbin' and ran across some quotes. I got to looking at them and they frame out where this guy is coming from. Seems to be in line with the normal pretentious bilge we'd expect from any politician. So let's examine them and get a rough outline of Durbin's view of the GWOT.

Dick Durbin Quotes:

It is only with valid, credible, good intelligence that we are able to anticipate someone who is trying to cause harm to the American people or to strike us in our territory or to, frankly, attack our special interests around the world. Intelligence is a critical part of our national defense."

Ok sounds good. Now how do we get that intelligence? Would the Senator allow an illegal combatant to be slapped around a bit to save 3,000 lives?

"There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights. "

But there is a question of their status under international law.

Then there is the required bold and noble platitude:

"We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks theyface."

One of the things they need Senator is for people like you to STFU while their lives are endangered.And to further reaffirm his loyalty to our fellow citizen soldiers we get these encouraging words:

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings."

What should our troops fighting in the heat of Iraq or the cold mountains of Afghanistan think when they hear of these horrendous mistreatment described by you on the senate floor:

"On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. ..... On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.

The Horror !
If you are unable to comprehend the implications of your freedom to speak your conscience then here is an article by the enemy propoganda machine:

Aljazeera.Net - US senator stands by Nazi remark
And how is this not giving aid and comfort to the enemies of America?

So what do these disgusting abuses look like?
Warning !! Contains images that might be disturbing to some viewers.You have been warned.
Gitmo Atrocities

Senator, is it within your mental capacity to understand the harm such outrageous comparisons do to our troops? I have invented a little flash card type game to hone your perception skills. I call it...

Can You Spot The Idiot ?

And now our Word For The Day:

de-lu-sion: n.

1. The act or process of deluding.
2. The state of being deluded.
3. A false belief or opinion: labored under the delusion that success was at hand
4. Psychiatry. A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution.

Additional information and opinion.

The Legacy of Pol Pot


The Dread Pundit Bluto:
Durbin Refuses to Apologize For Slandering US soldiers

Six Meat Buffet:
Yet Another Enemy Within

Michelle Malkin:

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Wow! Say It Isn't So

Iran 'misled UN on nuclear work'

Not In Kansas Anymore

Ref Link: KCTV5
Kansas Board Members Hurl Personal Attacks in Evolution Debate

A page you may not find on any school computer in Kansas soon.
Just A Theory

That's right... it's just a theory. Kind of like the theory of gravity, the theory of Electro-Magnetism, theories of Religion or theories of Economics.

I have mentioned this in a past post. It is somewhat facetious I agree but I mean it with all seriousness. If life didn't evolve from a single-cell organism; if God created Eve from Adam... why do mean have nipples ?

The only reasonable answer being that they are a vestage of our evolutionary history; a history that is repeated in rapid sequence as each new human develops in the womb starting with a single cell.

The Roots of Modern Liberalism

While cleaning and arranging my hard drive today I came across this interview with Timothy Leary. Don't know where it came from but I have had it for a while now. So I listened to it to see whether to keep it or store it in vaporland. I kept it and have processed it to a lower quality for size considerations. It serves its purpose.

Listen and Learn about Life In Learyland - leary.wma

As I listened to it I was reminded of images of protest that I ran across as I searched for a leftist flag desecration pic for my Flag Day Post. Answer International is a good site for such imagery. I realized that what Leary was saying is practically the same thing the anti-globalist and their kind are saying today. I also doubt many of them have a contemporary experience of him. So if you don't know who he is google his name or LSD and you'll get a hit or two.

It would be a mere hop of the imagination to state that Timothy Leary could be considered a founding father of modern liberalism. One among many but part of the thrust of the social evolution of that strain of worldview coming out of the sixities. The Kumbaya Battalions.

I came of age during this time. The relative timeframe for me is 1965-1975 when I was old enough to understand or care about the things I read in the paper or heard on the news. In my life everything changed after November 22, 1963. On this day we lost what civility we had. I was in third grade but the day is etched into my memory.

Then came the riots, the war protest, the peace movement, more assassinations, Johnson's 'Great Society' to perpetuate roosevelt's 'New Deal'. For more years than I can recall there was the nightly death toll from Vietnam that would go something like "today 34 Marines were killed and 940 NVA regulars in heavy combat. It became background noise.

This was a time that the saying 'Question Authority' became manifest.

Mistrust of government was the rage of the day with such fodder to work with as the Warren Commission report, the trial of the Chicago Seven, the Daniel Ellsburg affair and the resignation of Nixon.

From this common world experience comes the modern liberal. I guess what I see at these anti-Bush rallies are a bunch of middle-aged activist giving it one last go. "We ended the war in Vietnam we can end the war in Iraq". It is all they know and built mostly on illusions/delusions of cause and effect and driven not for concern for the country or its citizens but for raw party politics.

All their effort did bring about the world of peace and harmony we find today... except in the countries fomerly know as South Vietnam and Kampuchia. Funny how the triumphant activist want to talk about ending( surrender by mass acclamation ) the Vietnam war but don't mention the plight of the 'boat people' or the victims of Pol Pot. Kumbaya my lord... kumbaya....

Tune in, turn on and drop out.

It's Not Just About Illegal Mexicans

Ref Link: Little Green Footballs
Hizballah in Dearborn

The interesting part of this article contains this information:

The government said Kourani paid a Mexican consular official in Beirut $3,000 for a visa to enter Mexico, then sneaked across the U.S.-Mexican border in 2001 and settled in Dearborn, the center of Michigan’s Arab-American community of about 300,000.

Illegal immigration across our borders is not about race, it is not about sovereignty, it is not about human rights or economics; it is about National Security.

A Stem Cell A Day...

Abortionist accused of eating fetuses

Thought I'd heard it all. But this is an interesting conundrum in the liberal view.

We have an licensed abortionist that removes unwanted lumps of tissue from the body of a pregnant woman and improperly disposes of this hazardous material by eating it. Since liberal thought disregards this tissue as being a human being, he couldn't be committing canabalism, which is the only thing I can think of as being a crime in this story.

I wonder if there is actually a law that says if a doctor removes an appendix and eats it, then a crime has been committed? I mean it's just a lump of tissue... like chicken.... why all the fuss?"

So why do most of us find this appalling ? Because deep down inside, under all that gender-based politics and me-first mentality, we all know he is eating a baby human being.

That's if this is a true story. Pretty wacked out stuff.

Why Do They Hate Us ? Iranian Style - Jun 14, 2005
Rafsanjani: U.S. must do more

This article contains this choice little nugget from the former president of Iran and soon to be president of Iran ( in an open and fair election of course ):

'The United States before the [Islamic Revolution of 1979], and even after the revolution, has shown hostility toward Iran,' Rafsanjani said.'

'Before the revolution you supported the regime of the shah that treated people very badly, and even after the revolution the United States has not been very good to us.'

I guess the president is suffering short-term memory loss. So maybe these words and phrases will jog his memory... Death to America....The Great Satan.... the number 52..... the number 444 .... hezbollah.... Beirut..... Comin back to you Rafsi? If you want a friend maybe you ought to try being a friend.

Personally I want to see 1,000,000 Iranians young and old dancing in the streets as you and the mullahs swing from the streetlamps.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Bow to the Buck

Yahoo! News
Microsoft joins Yahoo!, Google in censoring China's web

The merchant has no nationality. Here are these corporations that promote the liberal cause proving that they are every bit the whore their worldview accuses Halliburton or Wal Mart of being.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Lazy Afternoon

Sitting around thinking of things to do so as to avoid doing things I need to do and I got to thinking... there aren't enough dancing Hitlers in the world.

So I came up with this:
The Schickelgrubers Visit Paris

Sorry about the poor looping.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

More Drudge-O-Rama

via Drudge Report

Confirming What Conservatives Already Knew:
Ref Link:
The Boston Globe
Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student

The IOpian View: Is anybody really surprised that his best grade was in French ? So you see kids, you can achieve mediocrity in your government and history courses and still become a lawyer, a prosecutor or maybe even a US Senator. I also find it so comforting that such bright people can achieve such powerful positions in our government.

Homemade Abortion on Demand
Ref Link:
Teen Gets Life Sentence For Helping Girlfriend End Pregnancy

The IOpian View: Here is the moral ambivalence - He uses his feet to do the same thing she is using her hands to do. Both with the same intent. He gets life in prison and she can't be prosecuted. Equal rights under the law ? How about equal responsibility under the law. After all, two human beings are dead because of their concerted actions.

So my question is this. If this same girl with the same intent asked a doctor to do the same thing she asked her boyfriend to do, the only difference being the method the doctor will use to achieve the same result, then why doesn't the doctor go to prison? Inquiring minds want to know.

GM Plans to Cut 25,000 U.S. Jobs by 2008
Ref Link: My Way News

GM Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner explains why:
"He noted that health-care expenses add $1,500 to the cost of each GM vehicle. This puts GM at a 'significant disadvantage versus foreign-based competitors,' Wagoner said. "

The IOpian View: Unions are not good for a free-market system and in this case American unions have priced themselves out of the global market. Too damn bad. So all that venom spewed by Lord Kerry-Heinz and his minions about out-sourcing jobs should have been directed to his union supporters and not at the administration. 'We have met the enemy and he is us'.

Labor is just another commodity and necessary expense in business. Labor, being a commodity, means the value is propotional to the rarity and demand for that particular skill. Tiger Woods is a billionaire because he has a very rare skill. A frame carpenter, on the other hand, gets minnimum wage because his employer can replace him quickly since that is a skill that almost anyone can do.

Also, a job is not an entitlemnet. I actually heard Michael Moore say once that we have a right to a job. Utter nonsense to a non-socialist mind. A job is merely a contract. 'I will perform this responsibility under these conditions and you will pay me this much'. That's the limit.

What unions do is force an artificial value to labor often far over-priced because of benefits. The same skill in the free-market would reflect the actual value. Almost anybody can drive a truck, screw a nut onto a bolt, paint, run production equipment with very little training. By throwing a tantrum and striking unions, for all intents and purposes, extort concessions from business. And that's where we are today and the unions have sucked the teat dry. Their greed is their own undoing.

What one of us wants to pay more for anything than we have to ? Why should business be any different ? The jobs are going offshore to people that will perform the work for fair-market value and that market is global. There are a lot of hungry people out there more than happy to make half of what American union labor wants. I am more than willing to pay $1500 less for a car regardless who makes it. Quite frankly I don't care if some GM employees kid is now going to have to grow up without braces because of lack of health benefits. Join the club.

But all you 25,000 UAW employees about to come into the real world... don't worry your union 'brothers and sisters' will take care of you... for a little while.

P.S. Many of us still haven't forgotten you wouldn't let our Marines park non-GM cars in your parking lot.

Monday, June 06, 2005

SGT Curtis G. Cullin Jr

Lesser Known Hero of the Invasion of Normandy

Ref Link:
Journal of the Singapore Armed Forces
Battlefield Innovation by COL Tay Swee Yee

Part of Col. Yee's article concerning Sgt. Cullin:

"History is replete with examples of how battlefield innovations helped in turning the tide of war. As early as the 16th century, the plug bayonet was replaced by the ring bayonet to allow the infantry to continue firing with the bayonet attached. 5

For the Normandy landings, multi-ship breakwaters, or Mulberries as they were called, sailed on 30 May 1944 as part of the invasion force from ports in Scotland to the five designated beaches. These artificial harbours were a tribute to engineering ingenuity. They consisted of cylindrical floats linked together and anchored in deep water to serve as breakwaters. Concrete caissons (phoenixes), some as high as a six-storey building, would be towed across the channel and sunk in place to extend the Mulberry breakwaters. In the sheltered water, rooms were provided for the anchoring of ocean-going as well as coastal ships.6

At the same landing beaches, the Allied forces were confronted with hedgerows at the egress routes, which the American troops were not trained nor prepared to overcome.

The bocage of Normandy

Tanks were particularly vulnerable when climbing over such obstacles as the lightly armoured tank bellies would be exposed to enemy fire. At such critical moments also, the tank gun could not be depressed sufficiently to return fire.

SGT Curtis G. Cullin Jr., an American serving in the 102nd Cavalry Recce Squadron, devised a sort of fork made of iron which could be attached to the front of the tank thus enabling it to cut through a hedgerow rather than climb it. A maintenance expert in the same unit then worked on the technical aspect of the problem and built forks out of salvaged iron bars which the Germans had used for beach obstacles. A frantic pace developed to equip as many tanks as possible with the simple contraption before the final breakout - "Operation Cobra".

SGT Cullin was later awarded the Legion of Merit for his innovativeness.7"

The Cullins Device located on the front of the tank.

Screaming Roach

Ref - Assad: Media, Tech Crushing Arabs

Ever wonder what a roach sounds like when you turn on the light.?

"These many inputs, especially with the evolution of communication and information technology, made the society open, and this opened the door for some confusion and suspicion in the minds of Arab youth.

"The ultimate objective of all this is the destruction of Arab identity; for the enemies of the Arab nation are opposed to our possessing any identity or upholding any creed that could protect our existence and cohesion, guide our vision and direction, or on which we can rely in our steadfastness," Assad said Monday.

IOpian View Translation: "The information age has opened the eyes of our youth and exposed the Baathist Party for the thugocracy it is. We need to take action to preserve Baathist hold on power or we'll be swinging from streetlamps if the truth is ever exposed.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Via The Drudge Report
Edwards Undecided About Running in 2008

Contains this comment from Howard Dean:

"'I would make the argument that America is safer when Democrats are in the White House, than when Republicans are in the White House,' Dean said in a speech to Democratic supporters."

The IOpian View: You can make the argument but you'd lose. Didn't you get the memo dated Nov.3, 2004?

Saddam's Aides: Singing 'Like a Canary'"

The IOpian View: We should take Aziz up on his offer. After all our European friends abhor the death penalty. Let's take action to mend the rift; show him some mercy. Give him and Baghdad Bob a talk show on MSNBC.

Report: Taiwan Test-Fires Cruise Missile

The IOpian View: Good! Give em some nukes. Better yet, perhaps Taiwan could buy them from North Korea.

U.S. Agents Raid Fla. Migrant Labor Camp

The IOpian View: And the pro-illegal immigration mindset says Americans won't do this kind of work. Then again the article only says 'migrant'. To me that means citizens.

My Way News
Amnesty USA-'Don't know for sure' about Guantanamo

The IOpian View: Ahhh... Ahh... Well.... We don't REALLY have any facts... ahhh to validate our claims.... but because Bush is Stalin and US soldiers are barbarians we.... ahhh can justify...give us license for using ahh... hyperbolic unfounded purely emotive descriptions to.. validate our...ahh ummmm bumper-sticker worldview.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Ted Turner's Delusion

Source:FOXNews Brit Hume Political Grapevine Conservative Media Crisis?:

Today's spotlight on fallacious reasoning comes from Ted Turner. Ted gives us a example of the fallacious reasoning known as: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc meaning "After this, therefore because of this". Or: A occurs before B therefore A is the cause of B.

This is a piece from the Brit Hume's online Special Report. There is an interesting paragraph concerning Ted Turner's delusions of grandeur.

"Amazingly, Turner also claimed some credit for ending the standoff with the Soviet Union. Pointing to his sponsorship of the Goodwill Games, along with CNN, he said, 'I thought, between sports and news and television and friendship, that you could end the Cold War and, by God, we did.'"

Ahh.. we gathered round about the fortress of the Soviet Empire, circled it 7 times singing Kumbaya and the walls came tumbling down. How does with a simple-minded worldview as this have so much money and influence?

Here are the actual people that can claim to have caused the death blow to the Soviet Union:

Lech Walesa... The Irresistible Force

Ronald Reagan... The Unmovable Object

Sorry Ted, you are but a footnote in history compared to these men.

Koranic Desecration

Link:La Shawn Barber concerning Koranic Desecration

La Shawn Barber is a far kinder person than I and apparently the moonbats are railing against her and using language about her most foul and untrue. So La Shawn, on the impossibly small chance you should read this, please direct this pond scum my way. I'll shred him a new one for ya.

We are being played by a bunch of half-wits here folks and the sad thing being the timid hand-wringers of our culture pointing a finger at the evil American military machine are facilitating the enemy. You can google the Al-Qaeda handbook and things ought to look familiar to the current headlines.

You know ignorance is simply not knowing something but stupidity is knowing something is adverse to your well-being and doing it anyway, like helping these Gitmo vermin get out.

These Pollyana's in international human rights organizations also disregard the humiliating extent our soldiers have to go through with prisoners that throw their body wastes at the guards. Take one time for me and the sharks around Gitmo would be feasting on Mideast cuisine. I think the fact we don't hear more of these false accussations against our troops testifies to their professionalism and our soldiers go to absurd extremes to not offend these animals.

For instance the guards are told to use two hands while handling the 'Holy' book.

So is this desecretion of the Koran?

Believers of the Religion of Piece
Koran in one hand a PIECE in the other.
A father and fatwah fodder.

A clip from an online Palestinian dating service.

And the ever popular Mideast Klavern of the Koran Klux Klan.
Of course you are to never hold it below your waist either.

I've always wondered... does Allah really need you guys to do his killing for Him? Doesn't the Koran say that if Allah wants something to BE He just says so and it IS ? Like if He wanted a virgin to give birth to a body for the Holy Spirit to dwell among men and set them on the RIGHT PATH ? ... Hello.... tap...tap... is this thing on?

So might this indignation be a little pretentious? The muslim logic is that because unbelievers, people that don't know the customs, mishandle their 'Holy' book they have committed a great heresy. Yet believers,people that should know the custom, show their irreverance for it while spewing their ill-conceived hatred for some of Allah's Creation and that is somehow acceptable.

Now ask yourself what reverance the Muslims show for the Judeo-Christian holy books from which Islam is borrowed ? When you start respecting ours we'll respect yours. When you hate the Jew you hate the children of Abraham the Patriarch. Your cousins.

I see this hypocrisy for what it is. I'm not going to use the word but I can tell you I've stepped in it a couple of times and I can make this distinction unlike these seventh-century throwbacks:

Desecration In 3 Easy Steps

Since I'm in a desecrating mood let's revisit a Desecration Classic...
I always get a chuckle out of this one.

It's just Allah's way of saying "hey you... out of the gene pool."

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Religion-Free Schools

How the roaches get in:
WorldNetDaily: CAIR distributes Quran banned as anti-Semitic:

In our politically correct world what would be the response if we changed the line in this excerpt to 'The Meaning of the Holy Bible'?
"According to the Los Angeles Times, about 300 copies of 'The Meaning of the Holy Quran' were donated in December 2001 to the Los Angeles Unified School District by a local Muslim foundation as a goodwill gesture in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Jim Konantz, director of information technology for the district, said the usual review process was skipped for an unknown reason, and he received a complaint from a history teacher. "

"It's not an issue of whether the Quran should be available in the library," Konantz told the Times in a February 2002 story. "It's like any other research volume. But these interpretations are certainly in question."
What this paragraph says to me is the Muslim foundation that donated 300 copies of Koran Lite to the LA School district were essentially saying "Here... understand why we attacked you."

And is this the same Los Angeles that was throwing such a hissy over a cross on the city emblem? Why aren't those same people up in arms over something like this?

Then there is this statement from a person in a state where the mere presence of a cross sends progressives into a frothing frenzy of pseudo-indignation that the availability of a text promoting a religion on public property is not an issue.

Wake up and smell the coffee folks.

It's one thing to hear the church bells on Sunday morning but I'll be damned if I'm going to tolerate chants 5 times a day every day.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Why They Hate Us

First, I don't care if they hate us or not. It's a question that proceeds from the false presumption that they liked us in the first place. The answer is complex and requires a view from several angles.

After the attacks of 9/11 many of our more socially sensitive citizens opined why these people hate us. Naturally, for them, the government is the most convenient scapegoat. We've all seen the foreigner being interviewed about their views towards America. The boilerplate answer is something like "we love Americans but we oppose their government's policies". Heard that 30 years ago when I lived overseas, I hear it still. Some things never change.

Our political system has evolved to prioritize political energies to consider Self, Family, Party, Country, God... in that order, despite the stepford political platitudes that drool out the mouths of our politicians pontificating otherwise. So it has aspects to despise.

The point I'm digressing to is that we can't put it all the blame on the government. Some of it is social. Some of it is cultural and we can't do anything about that. It would take so many words to express the reason they hate us.. I think a better way to explain my point is by using imagery to build an argument.

"Why They Hate Us" Part I
Let Us..Entertain You..Let Us..Make You Smile

Why They Hate US - Because Our People Have Pride
Why They Hate Us - They Don't Appreciate Art
Why They Hate Us - We Already Have Our Virgins
Why They Hate Us - There Are No Virgins
Why They Hate Us - Family Business
Why They Hate Us - Our Religious Devotion to Chastity
Why They Hate Us - Our Vanity
Why They Hate Us - Calls to Prayer
Why They Hate Us - Methods of Torture
Why They Hate Us - Family Values
Why They Hate Us - Our Tourist Spots

A Word From Brother Kerry-Heinz

Watching a New England Liberal attempting Southern religion is like watching a redneck do Gangsta Rap. I just love this guy. It's hard to explain but there is a type of person we probably all have met in our day-to-day who thinks quite highly of themselves, haughty may be the word I'm looking. A type of person that is rather proud of his/her station in life and mistakenly thinks that good fortunate is somehow the work of their own hand.

In my life I can think of a few... the kid in school whose dad is rich, the president of a company whose dad just happens to own the company, the movie star with the pretty face that somhow thinks his/her mind got them where they are, the US Senator born into money and maintained by marriage to money thinking he is a great and destined leader.

These people are a wonderful source of entertainment and fodder for an occasional chuckle. Let me see if I can explain this. Take the rich kid in school. I went to Jr. High with such a person. His dad owned a car dealership and lived in a huge house in a highly visible area of town. This kid exhibited conspicuous wealth. He had good looks and fair athletic ability. Let's call this kid Richie. I had several classes with Richie and another kid named Jimmy. Now Jimmy was from a dirt poor family. His clothes were clean but ragged and he was one of the smartest people in our classes. Richie, on the other hand, required private tutorinng.

Richie was brutal to Jimmy. He would openly make comments in class about Jimmy. For all you South Park fans it is similar to how Cartman rags on Kenny. One day Jimmy has enough and a fight nearly breaks out in the classroom before class started. Next day Jimmy, who sat in the back of the class, walked up to Richie who sat in the first seat of a row. Jimmy pats Richie on the back and is talking to him. Looks like Jimmy is apologizing. When he pulls his hand away everyone can see a sign reading "I am an arrogant dickhead" stuck to Richie well-pressed dress shirt.

So for me the humor was watching Richie's normal display of superiority juxtaposed against this sign of actuallity stuck on his back. A little break in the normal routine for the rest of us unknown to the teacher and Richie.

Or have you ever been dressed down by a boss with a booger hanging out his nose? Sort of steals his thunder if you know what I mean.

Ok... So back to the great orator of our age... Mr. Kerry-Heinz. Let me setup the background this way. Here's Senator Kerry driven by a belief that it is destiny driving him towards the presidency. He knew JFK, his intials are the same, he's from the same political gene pool, he's a war hero ( as yet to be dtermined ). JFK... the sequel. We saw in the election that this is not a shared illusion. The sign I would have stuck on his back would have been something like.... "My party likes me more than they hate George Bush".

So watching him prepare the way for his comeback is double extra fun.

In this NewsMax article we find our fumbling Senator on the stump:

The Massachusetts senator, at a National Head Start Association conference to tout his plan to provide health care for uninsured children, hammered on familiar themes of values and unity while repeatedly criticizing the Bush administration and Republican leaders in Congress.

If you open the DNC playbook you will find a complete list of ready to use bumper-sticker imagery:

Republicans=Bad=Rich=Greed=Big Oil=Bad;
Big Media=Good; Big Government=Good; Big Union=Good
War by Democrats=Good; by Republicans=Bad

The production of any speech by liberal writers or news articles by 'the press' requires that they simply frame out their work with the fundamentals of the subject at hand and simply insert the stickers from the playbook. In this case we have Kerry-Heinz working the subject of the health needs of uninsured children. Here's the structure:

(Insert Subject Problem )
(Discuss Cause of Problem)Republicans=Rich=Greed=Bad
(Discuss Solution)Big Government=solution=Good... Republicans=Bad.
(Discuss What is preventing implementation of Solution) Republicans=Bad Bad.

Of course that is the gist but how do you validate it? It lacks something.... needs to pander towards the hayseeds. Ahhh let's borrow a sticker from the GOP playbook Jesus=Good God=Good.

Now stepping from the stump to the pulpit Kerry-Heinz speaks ex Cathedra:

"'I went back and reread the whole New Testament the other day. Nowhere in the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ did I find a suggestion at all, ever, anywhere, in any way whatsover, that you ought to take the money from the poor, the opportunities from the poor and give them to the rich people,' Kerry said."

I guess he must have missed this part:

Mat 22:17-21

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Considering most people at the time were poor and paying tax to Caesar who we could assume to be rich then there is one instant Senator. Need another ?

Mar 12:41-44

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called [unto him] his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all [they] did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.

And I am certain that this verse is seared.. seared I tell you into his memory:

Mar 10:17-23

And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

So I believe the sticker I'm going to slap on his back is:

" I am a religous illiterate pandering poorly for the center vote"