Friday, June 23, 2006


The left really is crazy.....

On Tuesday morning, a retired Catholic priest and two veterans put on clown suits, busted into a nuclear missile launch facility, and began beating the silo cover with hammers, in an attempt to take the Minuteman III missile off-line. Seriously.

The trio -- members of the Luck, Wisconsin group Nukewatch -- said the break-in was part of "a call for national repentance" for the Hiroshima and Nagaski A-bombings in 1945.

Their forum is here. I joined to give my side of the debate.

OK, then, well how many are vets I don't know, but the level of listening is pretty low. They aren't wanting to do anything mostly but make snarky remarks about incompetent Air Force types. This is the first place I've been where vet's were so uncivil to each other. Not even on the wrong side, just all nobody knows shit but me types. well, if a national guard type wants to tell me how nuclear security would be run better if he were giving pointers.....

sigh, kids, ,,,,,,,


yeah, I'm sure that was the concern......

The Bush administration and The New York Times are again at odds over national security, this time with new reports of a broad government effort to track global financial transfers.
The newspaper, which in December broke news of an effort by the National Security Agency to monitor Americans' telephone calls and
e- mails, declined a White House request not to publish a story about the government's inspection of monies flowing in and out of the country.

So, how many Americans wire large sums of cash overseas do you think? Only the very wealthy? Or someone who for one reason or another wants his money hidden from view? The average American will look at this and just think, "why do the press seem determined to spoil as many covert intelligence operations as they can?" It's not a story most will find troulbling, other than to see that elite left papers are undermining the WOT as much as they can.

So we need warrents to track tranfers of cash to Lebanon? Syria?, the West Bank? Do we? It's dancing on the head of a pin, playing games with doting i's and crossing t's. They damage our ability to gather intel, and don't care... after all,

"We remain convinced that the administration's extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use it may be, is a matter of public interest," said Bill Keller, the Times' executive editor.

The phone story didn't work, the reporting of possible war crimes didn't shatter the world, and this won't damage him much either. They say it's about right's, yeah sure it is, it's about their right to impede the war as much as humanly possible. The result of this will be that Bush may actually get a bump up in the polls. The MSM, lecturing the US till the very end when they get their throats cut last. They aren't serious about anything except feeding the left's paranoia.


Thursday, June 22, 2006


two headlines, two views of reality, same facts

If you've followed the news coverage since September 11th, you've heard of the decided slant that the BBC has engaged in against the US position at every turn. Case in point.

Iraq splits US Congress as polls loom
The other proposal simply called for a "phased withdrawal", without any specific end date.
Mischievous Republicans have labelled the proposals "cut and run" and "cut and jog".

They leave out the mischievous democrats chanting "Lie and Die", or any number of slurs. That however would reveal that the GOP statements aren't unprovoked, wouldn't it. They deep in the article finally grudgingly admit that Congress wasn't split, it was an overwhelming vote in favor of the US position, but too, that's not what they'd like you to see.

Not for the first time, the Republicans have been helped in their endeavours by the Democrats, whose splits over Iraq have been exposed yet again during the congressional debates.
Not only did they fail to speak with a unified voice in the Senate, but, when the House voted last week, 42 Democrats sided with the Republicans. Only three Republicans voted the other way.

the actual vote, qouted in another outlet,

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly against a call to pull out all US troops in Iraq by next summer as Republicans sought to capitalise on recent good news to criticise Democrats as defeatist.
"Withdrawal is not an option. Surrender is not an option," said Bill Frist, the Republican leader in the Senate, as senators voted by 86 to 13 to reject the proposal.
The motion, sponsored by the increasingly vocal Left wing of the Democrats, called for redeployments from Iraq to start this year.

The beeb couldn't even show the actual numbers. The desire they show for the American left to succeed is so obvious, you'd have to be asleep to miss it. The leftwing of the dems got bitch slapped by the center and right, and they can't even admit it, while other outlets that are also on the British left don't try to candy coat it.

n an 86-13 vote, the Senate turned back a proposal from some Democrats that would require the administration to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007, with redeployments beginning this year. No Republicans voted in favor of the plan.

so if the war is so toxic that the hard left of the dems are going to the polls with a great big smile, why are so many democrats opposed? Why would no republicans see it as a career ender? Could it be, that the BBC is wrong?



Why tell the Truthout. when you can just lie about it.

I'll be sad when this is all over. These "reports" are entertaining as hell. Maybe Truthout has a future as the Weekly World News of the blogosphere.

Instapundit pointed this out. I'm enjoying the Hell out of this, all the liar, liar, pants on fire coming from Truthout about anything Bush, kinda sets them up to look pretty sleazy when a lie gets caughtout. org. I expect Rove is waving at them now, but only using one finger.

It must suck to be Leopold right now.


Echo chamber

I was reading this article by Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard, yes, that conservative magazine. His take on YearlyKOS was amusing, but it did start me thinking. His comment on the KOSKrowds

But how would Pontificator know that? He just posts from his digital echo chamber. He called me "that scowling unshaven frat boy some of you may have seen skulking around the convention grounds." Not true, you lying sack of pontification. I wasn't skulking, I was practically skipping, as you would if you were headed to the "Hot Topic of the Day featuring a panel of top bloggers" discussion. Plus, I was never in a frat. Plus, I shaved every single morning with my Schick Quattro, which is designed "for the guy who wants everything . . . except irritation."

I think that "digital echo chamber" is pretty accurate. The difference between important bloggers like Professor Reynolds, Treacher, Powerline, and so many others, and the kiddy revolutionaries at KOS, is that they actually have day jobs. Either writing or in Reynolds position a law professor, jobs that lend expertise to what they have to say. Now they have some influence yes, but because they have credibility on the issues that concern the center right. There are many, many more that are entertaining, fun to read, and a gathering place for friends. Then there are personal blogs like mine, or no importance at all, other than a place to say what's on your mind, with the occasional visiter. If I offer anything it's just that I put into words what others are thinking, but couldn't quite say it as they would like. That's my value to the bloggsphere, one voice in millions.

What it shows in Mr. Labash's article, is that KOS and his followers act as if in the author's words.

WHOA! DID YOU JUST FEEL THAT? Did you just feel the earth stop spinning on its axis, then reverse its rotation? Did you feel the moon enter into its Seventh House, and Jupiter align with Mars? Did you feel Jesus stomp off in a snit, as He was replaced at the right hand of God by Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, aka Kos? As in the eponymous blog Daily Kos? As in the four-year-old progressive website that is galvanizing the netroots and igniting the People Powered Movement? As in the site that is reshaping the political landscape, uprooting the old order, and, in Kos's words, relegating those who'd stand in the movement's way "to the dustbin of history"? Oh--and which is also a place where people blog about themselves?

Methinks Markos is a bit off the deep end. What do they have really to offer? Passion, conviction, a fanatical belief in the second coming of the all infalable liberal uberman? Sorry, but you'd think it was a revival meeting complete with tents and baptisms and the speaking in tongues.... KOS and his partner are selling themselves as consultants, yet what are they really selling? His following is being compared to a cult, which is about right when any criticism of the Great Leader results in threats. B ut when you come right down to it, they really have nothing but rants against a political system that's been fairly successful at weening out the lunatic fringe. That is their real issue, they aren't crazy, or fanatics, it's just everyone else are sheep. Which explains why his ability to affect any real change so far is being strangled not by the right or the center, but the saner part of the moderate left. They know something that Kos doesn't. Calling your opponent a Nazi simply for being a republican, doesn't go over very well when it exposes you as a nut. When it paints you as irresponsible and clueless as to what real grownups think.

It won't be us that bring down KOS's little empire, but devoted democrats who are tired of being told what to do by people who can't remember to be American, before being a liberal. By wiser people who see just how divisive and fatally flawed this brand of socialism is. Kos will fall because the democrats finally decided to not let the nuts run their party anymore.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Progressives, the best politics money can buy.


Are Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas (of the famous Daily Kos) engaged in a pay-for-play scheme in which politicians who hire Armstrong as a consultant get the support of Kos? That's the question that's been bouncing around the blogosphere ever since The New York Times's Chris Suellentrop broke the news last Friday about a 2000 run-in Armstrong had with the Securities and Exchange Commission over alleged stock touting. But Armstrong, Kos, and other big-time liberal bloggers have almost entirely ignored the issue, which is a bit surprising considering their tendency to rapidly respond to even the smallest criticism.

Why the strange silence in the face of such damning allegations? Well, I think we now know the answer. It's a deliberate strategy orchestrated by Kos. TNR obtained a missive Kos sent earlier this week to "Townhouse," a private email list comprising elite liberal bloggers, including Jane Hamsher, Matt Stoller, and Christy Hardin Smith. And what was Kos's message to this group that secretly plots strategy in the digital equivalent of a smoke-filled backroom? Stay mum! He wrote (emphasis added below):

Instapundit is right about this, it probably isn't illegal, and it won't be a big scandal. My take on it is because the MSM will see nothing wrong with it, which they would if the tables were turned. Largely what the Professor says too. But you have to admit, even if you are a leftwinger, it stinks to high Heavan. That KOS arranges his criticism by who pays him?

Can you say.... Sell Out.

I doubted you could.

But as for Markos

My request to you guys is that you ignore this for now. It would make my life easier if we can confine the story. Then, once Jerome can speak and defend himself, then I'll go on the offensive (which is when I would file any lawsuits) and anyone can pile on. If any of us blog on this right now, we fuel the story. Let's starve it of oxygen. And without the "he said, she said" element to the story, you know political journalists are paralyzed into inaction.

Thanks, markos

aren't you glad that the left doesn't spin? That they don't threaten, intimidate, or try to "manage" the press? Aren't you glad that they don't play shaddy politics?

aren't you glad you trusted him to "crash the gates"?

my, how sleazy he looks now.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


A lasting tribute

They didn't make it. They were discovered a few hours ago, and the politics are flying hot and heavy, the left is attempting to make this tradgedy into another reason to just give up and run home. The deaths of these young men affect me, dredging up memories of that awful spring in 04. I'm so very sorry for the men, for their loved ones. I won't use this post as a chance to attack those who would deny the good that has been done. This small sffort is the only thing that I know how to do, not to hang on this moment, but to think of what the result of their labors can achieve.

In the words of the song, "I believe", I really do. The face of Iraq that we want to save isn't the swaddled face of it's tormenters, but the open face of it's children. Their's is the future we fight for, their's, and the faces of our own children. All the excuses and delusions in the world cannot account for what we hope to accomplish. To deny this future, is to say that those young men , all the young men, died for nothing. That's a robbery I won't allow, can never allow.

The monument to Thomas and Kristian isn't going to be a block of stone, it's in the living breathing lives of the children who will have a chance at a future now, because of men like them. That is their legacy. That is their promise.

I remember, and,

I believe.


A portrait of stupidity

I didn't think KOS could be anymore of an asshole than he already was. I stand corrected. It isn't enough to just disagree with the Iraq war, no, we must also blame every single solitary act of savagery commited by the enemy on our president, and those who support him. Kos clearly is so blinded by partisan hate, he can't see the idiocy of that arguement. Didn't think we should have entered WWII? Well Hell, let's just blame the death camps on Foosevelt, because you know he "will sleep well tonight, with visions of those boys' bodies and the horrible barbarities inflicted upon them dancing in their heads." Perhaps FDR "will be able to envision the same inhumanities being visited upon their family members and loved ones as they drift off to peaceful slumber."

I mean it's all realitive isn't it? LGF posted this link, for which I'm greatful, I really wasn't up for dredging through the sewer that we know as KOS. His minions are no freaking better, blame every single murder in Iraq on the right, cause we all know how it would all be candy canes and sugar plums if we had just stayed out right? That's their point isn't it?

Just how much evil does there have to be aimed at our throats before boneheads like KOS and his legion of leftwing shits see just what's at stake... apparently, nothing moves them but finding more excuses, more deceptions, more bile, more outright lies, nothing makes them happy but taking another swing at painting America under Bush as the fount of all evil in the world.

these rejects are scum, they excuse everything, except their own wretched cowardice.

It seems that the page isn't loading at KOS anymore. Wether it's overwhelmed by the LGF traffic, or KOS is covering his tracks again for saying something stupid and cold hearted, flip a coin. He's a shitheel, and backpedaling is a major talent of his.

Monday, June 19, 2006



The United States warned that a North Korean launch of a long-range missile would be a "provocative act" and began intensive diplomatic consultations on a response.
"There are reports they may be preparing for a long-range missile launch," said Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman.

"The United States government as a whole has been consulting with allies in the region and has made clear than a North Korean missile launch would be a provocative act," he said.
Whitman noted that the United States has limited missile defenses but would not say whether it intends to use them against a North Korean missile launch.

Could we shoot it down? Possibly, there are some assets we could use. That aren't mentioned, the Nike-Hercules system is old, but still based in Alaska. The Navy, and what ever black projects we may have that have aplications. I doubt that we will say that we intercepted it even if we try. First, the technology is still in infancy, and may not be ready to use. Then there's the what if we try and miss? Better to say nothing as the NK's wouldn't know if we tried unless we told them. A successful intercept, may also be kept secret, and chalked up to a missile failure. We don't reveal what we don't have to, it makes counter measures harder to manage. In short..

we may, or may not, but even a successful intercept wouldn't be released. Why tell the Nork's we can shoot them down? They would work harder on getting some through, and why give them that kind of heads up. Now, even if we do nothing, and it blows up, they will never know, if we did it or not.

sleep tight Kim,... mind the bogeyman.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


This Is My Town

Mayor Bain, at a ground breaking ceremony for the new Cherry Valley school. My friends, feel free to say what you think, I'm not his defender, just my home town's. We are very small when you consider the sheer size of cities like New York, so small that normally we escape notice, I'm not upset by the posting at Mistress Sondrak's, far from it, I'm just surprised that we got noticed at all.

Clearly, we aren't a town with many tall buildings, what few there are are mostly churchs. When you walk in our town it seems like any number of others, but we have our own special history. Our own heroes, past

Clem stayed with the army through the war, served as a courier, and was wounded twice. Between Shiloh and Chickamauga he was regularly enrolled in the service and thereafter received his own pay. After the Civil War he tried to enter West Point but was turned down because of his slim education. A personal appeal to Pres. U.S. GRANT, his general at Shiloh, won him a 2nd lieutenant’s appointment in the Regular army 18 Dec. 1871, and in 1903 he became colonel and assistant quartermaster general. He retired from the army as a major general in 1916. The last veteran of the Civil War in the Army.

He died in San Antonio, Tex., 13 May 1937.

and present.

On June 9, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Devon Seymour of St. Louisville died when a roadside bomb. exploded in western Iraq. He was just 21.. He became the second Marine who grew up in Licking County to give his life

We're middle America, and maybe we're not so grand and modern as those on the coasts, but together, there are a lot more little towns like mine, the strength of numbers, the strength of a remembered past. So, we sound a bit goofy sometimes to others, but one thing is for certain,...

You can depend on us.


A tale of valor, and a tale of cowardice.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 17 — American soldiers on Saturday went house to house, scanned the streets from helicopters and dove into irrigation canals to try to find two of their comrades who had been reported captured by insurgents in an ambush south of the capital.

and in Canada, a wailing shrew spits on their efforts.

Sheehan, who energized the anti-war movement last summer with her monthlong protest outside President Bush's Texas ranch, said she has spent time with many of the resisters.
"They're moral human beings who don't want to go to Iraq and kill innocent people to line the pockets of
George Bush and the war machine," she said.

No, they're not very moral. In fact, the word is deserter which is the most shameful word that I know. Cindy is also changing her son's story, before it was that her weak willed boy was brainwashed into joining up. Well, she's a raving lunatic, and an anti-semite, remember her letter to ABC's Nightline?

Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full well that my son, my family, this nation and this world were betrayed by George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agendas after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy … not for the real reason, because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy.

So her son was murdered by a jewish cabal?

The anti-war people can't understand that the more this sedious bigoted bitch talks, the worse they look. She's a craven, loud mouthed brains in her ass piece of shit, and as for her being beyond criticism because she buried her son? So have I, we lost an infant son in 04, so fuck her. I don't use that to say you can't talk back to me because I'm grieving. She's scum, and to her our troops are all baby killers stealing oil. So what will she say about these two men who may be in the hands of maniacs?

if they're murdered, will she blame the joooos again?

Or just Bush, since she's been caught, the Jewish cabal thing has been dropped, at the urging of her handlers no doubt. She's certainly not smart enough to see the idiocy of her babblings.
Drudge provided all the links.


Fathers Day

This is my seventh one now, seven years since my daughter was born. My son, is four, and only now becoming aware of the holidays other than children centered ones. Fathers Day? What's that dad? Well, it's rather complicated, a father's bond with his children is different than a mother's. Both are warm, loving, and both cherish the little lives we've made together. The differences are subtle, more of tone than substance.

A father's place with the children, at least for us, is rather,... well it's like mommy fills the need for a friend, a giver, a more accessable playmate. A source of easy affection. A father, is more formal I guess is the word. Daddy loves you, but he expects certain things from you too. I'll always love them no matter what, but it's with the father that they learn things more easily than with mom. They start to pick up things like, responsiblity, working hard to get something, and taking pride in having earned it. They strive to please daddy, to earn his approval, my love they have, but it's my respect that they seek. My daughter is so special, so smart, already at the top of her class. She's also getting peer pressure to act dumb. Classmates who pick on her for knowing the answers they don't.

Never, ever be ashamed to be the best baby. Never hide what you are, don't dumb yourself down to win the friendship of someone who only wants you to play the dummy so they can appear smart. They aren't and never will be your friend, not if they demand your self respect as a trophy. I think she understood what I was telling her. She's so very able, and to waste that is a sin against herself. I'll deal with the bullies, through her teachers, her school, and through that kids parents if I must. I won't see her hold back her talent for a worthless friendship. She shines, and should never want to be ashamed of it. I also tried to teach her, that being the smartest kid, isn't a license to rub it in the other kids faces. She can be kind, needn't be stuck up, she doesn't have to be like the bully, to make others feel bad to make herself feel good.

My pride in her is so profound, and she's doing so well. I don't fear for her ability to make friends, she has so many already. She's taking my advice, and she's doing her best, all that a father really asks for really. My son will be starting preschool in the fall. I have already been working with him to learn things that will help him...

Their mother could teach them these things, she's also so very bright. Coming from dad however, these lessons seem to be more easily accepted. Their mommy will always come to mind first, that's a bond I would never seek to interfere with. A bond that's natural. My place is natural too, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's before bedtime, when they each climb up on either side of me in my chair, as they snuggle close and say, " We love you daddy" that I feel like I'm king of all things. For a little while, I'm mindful too of the responsibility of teaching them to not just accomplish tasks, but how to have rules that govern their lives. How to behave in ways that allow them to have the self respect and decency that we all would like to have.

Fathers Day isn't about gifts in boxes, but gifts from their hearts, gifts given through their eyes. If you measure a man's wealth by that, I'm a very wealthy man.

Happy Fathers Day.

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