Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The Iraq story: how troops see it
Who Has Done More For World Peace?|
Crippled Crescent City
Monday, November 28, 2005
Bush Plans Anti-illegals Campaign
George Best - RIP
Pele called George Best 'the best soccer player in the world!' Probably the most gracious compliment by the world's most recognized athlete.
For those unfamiliar with the world's beautiful game, George Best was the Joe Namath of International Soccer - flamboyant, outspoken, chic magnet, ultimate party-boy in a time of cultural and personal excess - and that says a lot!
One of the best descriptions I heard was a commentary in a match in the 70s...'Score by Charlton (Bobby), but setup by this genius, George Best, who turned on the most glittering magic. You don't blame the goalkeeper, you congratulate the goal scorers.'
RIP George Best - the Beautiful Game has lost a legend.
Friday, November 25, 2005
FL Sen Mike Haridopolos Proposed Bill To End Illegals From Obtaining FL Driver’s Licenses
How twisted has our ‘state’ of affairs become when a law has to be passed to stop something that should not be happening in the first place?
Sen. Mike’s bill is going after identification used to get a FL DL. One such document, the Mexican Matricula Consular, is a target of this bill. The Mexican Gvt hands out their MC cards at will. There is no way anyone in FL would know that the MC is valid. Why is this a good idea? There was a case in Sen. Mike’s district where a woman was assaulted. The rapist was an illegal who had used a forged MC to obtain a FL DL. If Mike’s bill was law, this illegal could have been stopped at the Dept of Motor Vehicles.
There is so much that need to happen with stopping illegals from doing illegal things in the US. And Sen. Mike’s bill is a step in the right direction.
Bravo Hari – Good Luck
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Going through Washington-Dulles Airport today on my way home, I saw a trooper in the 82nd just home on leave. Without hesitation, I walked up to him, shook his hand and said, 'Thank you.' 'Thank you to all the men and women with whom you serve to keep us all safe and free.' He just looked me in the eye and said, 'Happy Thanksgiving.'
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Free Jack Idema Blogburst
Young Drinkers Thinner Than Non Drinkers
Conclusion: Enter LSU when you’re 20 and drink your butt off for 18 years and you’ll end up skinny, drunk, and stupid! (Journal of American Diet Association 105: A -60, 2005 Abstract)
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Don Goldwater - Gov Arizona
Republicans had all but given up hope of making a serious challenge to Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), but the grandson of Barry Goldwater -- Don Goldwater -- polls relatively well and has placed himself in the race. Goldwater, whose main issue is illegal immigration, is probably enjoying good numbers thanks to name recognition. Napolitano still begins as a prohibitive favorite.
Let's hope Dan can carry-on with his Grandfather's work. For all of my AZ readers, get out there and make this happen!
The Double Kerry and the Call for Military Withdrawal from Iraq
ESPN© November 21 - The Olympics are a few years away and it looks like there will be a host of new athletes to lead the way to US Gold. We are talking about a new crop of semantic and intellectual contortion gymnasts - the Democrats of the 109th Congress.
The team consists of Captain John Kerry – the best hope for Gold who flip-flopped his way to election nirvana in 2004 with his brilliant take on the GWOT: ‘I voted for the 87 billion before I voted against it.’ His signature move, ‘The Waffling Kerry’ is now a staple in the arsenal of our Congressional athletes, emulated today by the vast majority of Democrat hopefuls to make the 2008 team. And some leading Democrats are now performing their own take on this most elegant of moves calling it the ‘Double Kerry’ which is really an affirmation that they voted for the war before they said it was wrong and now they are falling over themselves to support our troops without supporting the war. In the words of all the analysts at ESPN(c), 'We have not seen this kind of semantic contortion since Olga Corbett on the balance beam in ’72 .'
For the past three years, however, there has been relatively little activity in the proving grounds of potential flippers on the GWOT for the ‘08 US Dem Team. But over the last two weeks, those who wish to be part of Kerry’s run for gold have expanded exponentially. Now it seems that every Democrat wants to show he or she can flop with the master and bring our nation more medals than the records set in Athens in ’04.
EPSN(c) and the RNC(c) wish Captain Flip-Flop and all the other Democratic hopefuls well as they show the US and the world that when it comes to being on both sides of any issue, no one beats the Democrats in the 109th US Congress.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Republican Proposes Fence Along Our Border
Mine the border
Manned Gun Towers every 200 yds
Kill zone 100 feet in from border line
Tigers in trap doors
There has to be a disincentive to not crossing open spaces of land. I mean, if an intruder broke into your house, would you shot? I would. So why is our border any different? Unlike the Russkies, we need a wall to keep people out, not in. We need to take a page from the Israeli’s and how they have their wall setup to keep exploding terrorists out of its country. We are not there yet, but imagine if every third or fourth illegal had a bomb strapped to his body. Now I know that I am going to get all kinds of hate mail about this. Good. Bring you’re ‘A Game’ lefties (if you have one). Is this cruel? No. Is this un-Christian? No. This is about our national security. This is a war – a war to save our nation from being flooded with undocumented and unassimilable illegals. Let all who want to enter the US enter legally. And while we are at it, how about not letting anyone in the US for about 5 years, maybe longer. We have enough people. Hell, we can’t even properly account for the ones who are here legally. In fact, I have a list of people I want to kick-out. But let’s just start with taking care of our southern border. Then we can get to the list of people who should be kicked out!
If this nation really wants to keep people from crossing the border, then let’s do this correctly.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
France Wins Big at NATO Awards|
Online Freedom of Speech Act (H.R. 1606)
I can remember the ‘Hush Rush’ attempts in the early 90s that the Dems tried to push through. And thank God those attempts failed. But the fact that a Republican is on the side of legislating censorship is absolutely amazing. This is bad for everyone folks - Dems and Republicans.
Write or call your US House Rep and tell him or her to Vote No to HR 1606!
Bloggers Beware – the speech that is censored if this bill passes will be ours!
POST UPDATE - The Bill Failed In The House. It's not over yet. Read
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Harvard’s Chicken Littles Say The Sky Is Falling
There is a new study coming out of Harvard that says the US is going to fry like the French and the rest of the EU fried in the summer of 2003 if global warming continues, if we don’t build more shelters (code word for the homeless) with ac, plant more trees, build better heat resistant roads, etc., blah, blah, blah. Harvard researchers looked at what would happen if a comparable extreme-heat event settled on five major U.S. cities, learning that not only would the country experience massive blackouts, but thousands of people could die – operative word - could. (I can name five cities in AZ that are scorched eight months out of the year and people don’t drop dead like the EU’ers) But these global doomsayers need to bank on the word ‘could’ in order for their schlock science to prove anything. What a great way to validate the bleeding obvious – if one or more people die as the temperature goes up, then global warming is proven and the US must alter it’s economy and way of life to save itself from solar annihilation. Bollocks! Fact - People die when the weather gets warm. Fact – People also die when the weather gets cold. What studies show the number of people who die when it snows around the world? Maybe the human body deals with the cold better than heat. So to make the causal link that people die when the temp rises and pin that on global warming maybe the heady stuff on which research grants are awarded, but it certainly is not science nor can it be proven. Never mind the fact that the avg daily temperature is hotter in the US and periods of extreme heat last longer here than across the pond and we don’t drop like flies – but that is not even considered since it would invalidate the claim that the sky is falling according to the eco-alarmists in Cambridge, MA. No thanks, Harvardistas. We in the US are a lot smarter than our French and EU cousins and know how to open a flippin window when the temp goes up!
Friday, November 11, 2005
Today in 1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Completed
For those that have not visited the Capitol and have not seen this memorial, here it is. I find in uniquely compelling; and every time I am in DC, I visit this site. Human statues as memorials have always moved me this way. But this memorial, unlike most other memorial statues I have seen here and around the world, forces you to feel the emotions of its subjects. Unlike a statue of Grant, Lee, Patton or others, this memorial is not intended to be a romantic ideal of its subjects. Just look at the faces of each soldier. The artist has done a masterful job in capturing the emotions these men must have felt while in combat. Each face for me makes me feel a different set of emotions. These are common, dog face soldiers; probably draftees barely old enough to shave who were thrown into the hell of combat thousands of miles from their homes. The other intent of this memorial, I think, is for the viewer to look past this time in history and honor anyone who has served in combat in all wars of this nation. I wish statues like this were not necessary. But freedom is not free. I hope each and every American visits our Capitol and stands in front of this statue to gaze into the faces of these three soldiers who represent all soldiers who have fought and died for this great nation.
Comments removed by author in honor of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
China Issues Terror Warning For US Tourists
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
One Step Closer To Being France
UPDATE - Hillsborough County has repealed its own ordinance - the Muslims still don't get anything. Oh well...
Mary Mapes - The Bush Memos Were Not Proven False!
Republicans Do Not Have To Prove A Thing!
Greta Van Susteren Needs Her Own Station
Get Greta off of FOX now! Greta has not been a journalist since she left CNN. What she does from 10 - 11 PM EST M-F is regurge tabloid crap masked as investigative journalism. Greta is not investigating anything. What story has she broken that was not already picked up by AP or one of the other cable networks? I propose that someone start the Missing Person's Network. There , Greta and all the other people who need People can go and get their fill of 'what kind of tree Jennifer Wilbanks would be if she gets married!' It ain't news and what Greta does should be relegated to the WB along with Springer and Judge Joe Brown. Give us a break, Greta. I like you Greta, but FOX does not need ratings that bad!
Monday, November 07, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
US Senate Rejects Alaska Oil Ban
St. Bernard Parish, LA - Katrina Update
More Katrina related news: Three New Orleans residents were arrested in Atlanta, GA for selling crack cocaine to undercover police officers. Nice going, fellas - way to 'represent' the Big Easy!
A job fair was held at Hanscom AFB outside Boston for over 5K New Orleans/Katrina evacuees. Guess how many showed up in the same hanger where they are temporarily housed to apply for jobs: 12! Way to represent!
Jeffrey MacDonald Seeking Parole
Fot those unfamiliar with this case, MacDonald was tried and convicted for the murder of his family at Ft Bragg, NC in 1970. He has been eligible for parole since the mid 90s, but has not sought his release probably for fear of admission of guilt or remorse which would invalidate his incessant claim of innocence. Still, this case has fascinated conspiracy wonks for decades. How CBS will treat this might be known form the tag line in the above link - The 1970 killings of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald's family remains one of America's most enduring murder mysteriesis. No it's not. Conspiracy wackos like those at CBS have kept this alive for over thirty years. MacDonald did it. He is in jail. It's not news. Let's face it, CBS never met a convict it thought was guilty (except maybe Michael Milliken)
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Is Paris Burning?
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
WMDs Found In Iraq
- 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium
- 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons agents
- 17 chemical warheads containing cyclosarin (a nerve agent five times more deadly than sarin gas)
- Over 1,000 radioactive materials in powdered form meant for dispersal over populated areas
- Roadside bombs loaded with mustard and "conventional" sarin gas, assembled in binary chemical projectiles for maximum potency
Miniter adds, 'This is only a PARTIAL LIST of the horrific weapons verified to have been recovered in Iraq to date. Yet Americans overwhelmingly believe U.S. and coalition forces have found NO weapons of mass destruction.'
Should be worth the read to be informed.