Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Here's the Ammo You Need.....

...the next time you hear "Bush lied, there was no link between Sadaam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks and Al-Qaida, Bush went in for oil" etc.
  • go here and read this
  • from the man, Victor Davis Hanson, then print it and put it in your back pocket and give it/read it to the naysayers. If you can't open it up
  • go here
  • and go the the article titled "Terrorists and Tyrants" dated November 28th.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Almost every responsible U.S. government body had long warned about Saddam's links to al-Qaida terrorists. In 1998, for example, when the Clinton Justice Department indicted bin Laden, the writ read: "In addition, al-Qaida reached an understanding with the Government of Iraq that al-Qaida would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al-Qaida would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq."

    And this:

    The Justice Department, the Senate and two administrations were alarmed by terrorist groups like Ansar al-Islam, an al-Qaida affiliate that established bases in Iraqi Kurdistan.

    More importantly still, one of the masterminds of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, Abdul Rahman Yasin, fled to Baghdad to find sanctuary with Saddam after the attack. And after the U.S.'s successful war against the Taliban, Abu Musab Zarqawi, the present murderous al-Qaida leader in Iraq, reportedly escaped from Afghanistan to gain a reprieve from Saddam.

    And then this:

    Americans can blame one another all we want over the cost in lives and treasure in Iraq. But the irony is that not long ago everyone from Bill Clinton to George Bush, senators, CIA directors and federal prosecutors all agreed that Saddam had offered assistance to al-Qaida, the organization that murdered 3,000 Americans. That was one of the many reasons we went into Iraq, why Zarqawi and ex-Baathists side-by-side now attack American soldiers — and why an elected Iraqi government is fighting with us.

    To you liberals out there.....put that in your pipe and smoke it. a Despicable, Anti-American Organization

    You have got to see this, it is from Michelle Malkin, read the entire article, it only takes a minute or two, pass this on to your liberal friends,
  • check it out here
  • Today in History.....November 30

    On this day in …

    * 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War

    * 1803, Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which had sold it to the United States

    * 1804, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial, accused of political bias. (He was acquitted by the Senate.)

    * 1936, London's famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire

    * 1939, the Russo-Finnish War began as Soviet troops invaded Finland

    * 1981, the United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe

    * 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Brady bill, which requires a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers

    * 1995, President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland, where he implored Roman Catholics and Protestants alike not to surrender to the impulses of "old habits and hard grudges."

    * 2004, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced his resignation. ALSO: President Bush tried to repair strained U.S.-Canada relations during a visit to Ottawa. "Jeopardy!" fans got to see Ken Jennings end his 74-game winning streak as he lost to real estate agent Nancy Zerg

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    What's Wrong With This Picture?

  • Check this out

  • Anti-war nut and Professional Griever Cindy Sheehan will receive $11,000 in student fees to speak at the State University College at Oneonta.

    FOX News military analyst and Iraq war veteran Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, who will counter Sheehan in a separate presentation, will receive $600.

    I'm sorry, but this lady is doing all she can to cash in on her son's death.....remember.......he RE-ENLISTED.

    Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clarke Set to Defend Sadaam Hussein... joke. Here's a great post from
  • Right Wing Rocker
  • can't argue with him:

    Article III, Section. 3.

    Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. (my emphasis)

    Given the constitutional definition of treason, explicitly set forth in Article III, Section 3 (quoted above) of the United States Constitution, I call today for the immediate arrest and trial of Ramsey Clark on that charge.

    By voluntarily defending Saddam Hussein, an avowed enemy of the United States, in court, Mr. Clark has committed, and continues to commit, a serious act of treason.

    Mr. Clark, your constitutional right to hate the country in which you were born and raised ends when you openly defend its enemies, especially in court. If this action isn't adhering to and giving this enemy Aid and Comfort, I don't know what is. Your constitutional free speech right is a right to speak out against that with which you disagree, not a right to protect in court those who would destroy this great nation, which guarantees your rights.

    Has it occurred to you that had you even exercised these same free speech rights under the regime of the very man you are defending, you would have been tortured and killed? Has it occurred to you that the man you are defending would have disposed of you in an instant just for being an American?

    What Cindy Sheehag has been doing is free speech. Actually volunteering to defend a sworn enemy of the United States is treason.


    This Just In.......

    ....from Joe Lieberman in today's
  • Wall Street Journal
  • you need to subscribe to view entire article, don't worry's free! Here's what Lieberman had to say:

    I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn. . . .

    Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.

    A colossal mistake, but one that quite a few seem ready to make, if allowed.

    Today in History.....November 29

    On this day in …

    * 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole

    * 1933, first state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

    * 1944, John Hopkins hospital performs first open heart surgery

    * 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. The Arabs -- who had yet to discover they were actually "Palestinians" -- refused, saying that either they received the entire area or nothing.

    * 1952, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the ongoing conflict

    * 1961, "Enos" the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning

    * 1962, baseball decides to revert back to one "all star game" per year

    * 1963, President Lyndon Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy

    * 1999, Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed an extraordinary Northern Ireland government designed to bring together every branch of opinion within the bitterly divided society

    Monday, November 28, 2005

    What's Right in Iraq..

    Mary Laney lays it out
  • right here
  • . And for those who still don't understand Iraq's relationship to the war on terror:

    There are politicians who are using the war to try to tilt Americans to change their minds. They continually refer to Iraq as another Vietnam. It is not Vietnam. Vietnam was a black eye for America. It was a time where America pulled out due to public opinion and then watched the slaughter of the South Vietnamese people after we left. Iraq is not Vietnam. If we pull out of Iraq, al-Qaida will follow us right back home -- to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Doubt it? Then you have forgotten 9/11 and just what happened after America failed to respond to the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and failed to act when our Marine barracks, our Navy ship, and other American targets were attacked by al-Qaida.

    You know, he slaughter after our pull out in Viet Nam is proving to be a sore point for the left.

    Git 'er Done Bruce....

    Bruce Willis is apparently making a film based on the superb Iraq War reporting of blogger Michael Yon. From the Timesonline: It will be based on the exploits of the heavily decorated members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, which has spent the past year battling insurgents in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul. Go check out
  • Michael Yon's blog
  • over on the right of my blog, scroll down a bit.

    Okay... finally a pro-democracy, pro-US involvement feature film about Iraq. I'm placing a bet right now this movie will go through the roof...(can you say Passion of The Christ?....well maybe not that big but I'm sure a blockbuster) to the consternation of many of Willis' peeers. Of course, that's a risky prediction in the movie and political worlds, but considering the following from today's Washington Post (via Balloon Juice), I feel pretty secure about this one:

    Seventy percent of people surveyed said that criticism of the war by Democratic senators hurts troop morale -- with 44 percent saying morale is hurt "a lot," according to a poll taken by RT Strategies. Even self-identified Democrats agree: 55 percent believe criticism hurts morale, while 21 percent say it helps morale.

    That's a lot of people who want to stand up and cheer for our troops.

    "The Professional Griever" is finally doing something she is good at......

    ....and that is, sitting around moping and coming off like a goof. Here are photos taken of Cindy Sheehan at her book signing for her new, the people are just beating the doors down to get her book!

    Today in History.....November 28

    On this day in …

    * 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name

    * 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville's famed home of country music, made its radio debut on station WSM

    * 1943, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin met in Tehran during World War II

    * 1964, the United States launched the space probe Mariner IV on a course to Mars

    * 1985, the Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland

    * 1995, President Clinton continued to press his case for sending 20,000 U.S. ground troops to Bosnia; signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit

    * 2000, George W. Bush's lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to bring "legal finality" to the presidential election by ending any further ballot recounts; Al Gore's team countered that the nation's highest court should not interfere in Florida's recount dispute

    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Couldn't Agree More.......


    Here are some quotes:

    Aesop Fables: "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."

    French Proverb: Gratitude is the heart's memory.

    "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."

    William Shakespeare: "O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."

    George Washington in his first Presidential Proclamation: "It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor."—October 3, 1789

    Samuel Adams, father of the American Revolution: "It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor ..."—November 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

    Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War: "We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown."—1863

    Sir John Templeton: "How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."

    Albert Schweitzer: "To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude."

    William Faulkner: "Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."

    Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy: "Our Creator shall continue to dwell above the sky, and that is where those on earth will end their thanksgiving."

    Anne Frank: "I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy."

    Theodore Roosevelt: "Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."—1901

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing ...Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last. (Address at Lincoln Memorial during March on Washington, 28 Aug 1963)

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

    Melody Beattie: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

    Johannes A. Gaertner: "To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."

    Estonian proverb: Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.

    Irving Berlin: Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.

    Konrad von Gesner: Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.

    Sadi The Gulistan: Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience

    Basil Carpenter: Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

    Ethel Watts Mumford: God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.

    Today in History.....November 23

    On this day in …

    * 1499, Perkin Warbeck, who invaded England in 1497 claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV, is hanged for allegedly trying to escape from the Tower of London

    * 1876, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City's corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is delivered to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain

    * 1897, Ransom Eli Olds of Lansing, Michigan, is issued a U.S.
    patent for his "motor carriage," a gasoline-powered vehicle that he constructed the year before. In 1887, when he was only 18, Olds built his first automobile, a steam-propelled three-wheeled vehicle.
    However, Olds soon recognized the advantages of an engine powered by gasoline, an abundant fuel source that was safer and more reliable than steam. Two months before receiving his patent, Olds had formed the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, a company that grew into the Olds Motors Works, in 1899.

    * 1936, Life, the magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published

    * 1940, Romania signs the Tripartite Pact, officially allying itself with Germany, Italy, and Japan

    * 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese

    * 1963, President Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy

    * 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N.
    Security Council

    * 1972, secret peace talks resume in Paris between Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, the North Vietnamese representative, but almost immediately reach an impasse

    * 1981, President Reagan gives CIA authority to establish the Contras, a 500-man force of Nicaraguan rebels to conduct covert actions against the leftist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua

    * 1985, retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin was arrested and accused of spying for China. (He committed suicide a year after his

    * 1995, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic grudgingly accepted the U.S.-backed peace plan for the former Yugoslavia after meeting with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic

    * 2004, Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared himself the winner of Ukraine's disputed presidential election and took a symbolic oath of office. (He won a court-ordered revote in December

    2004.) ALSO: Dan Rather announced he would step down as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005

    Tuesday, November 22, 2005

    The (Very) Big Lie

    Michael Barone is a columnist for US News & World Report -- and one of the most respected political analysts working today.

    His column today, called "The (Very) Big Lie" and focusing on Democrat charges that President Bush deliberately manipulated intelligence, is well worth reading. Yes, of course, it sets forth (in terms so clear that even a 7 year old could understand) why the whole "Bush lied" jibberish is so ridiculous.But what's even more remarkable is that Barone wrote it at all. In the press, particularly when "truth telling" would involve defending Republicans, there's a tendency toward an "on the one hand/on the other hand" style of reporting -- an unspoken assumption that, of course, both sides are misstating the facts a little bit.

    In the end, those telling the truth are disadvantaged. Just as one can't prove a negative, the truth can't be exaggerated, and so when the press "splits the difference" -- well, then they haven't told the truth.Michael Barone has. And it's admirable.

    Today in History.....November 22

    On this day in …

    * 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as "Blackbeard" — was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast

    * 1906, the "SOS" distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin

    * 1935, a "flying boat", the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, Calif., carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight

    * 1943, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan

    * 1977, regular passenger service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde began on a trial basis

    * 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced her resignation

    * 2004, tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, who ended up winning a revote the following month. ALSO: Iran said it had frozen all uranium enrichment programs; President Bush said he hoped the statement was true but added, "there must be verification."

    Monday, November 21, 2005

    There are very few people on earth who enjoy food more than's a tasty recipe for some spicy dressing for Thanksgiving, it is simple!

    Here's a different post.....since I'm hosting Thanksgiving, I'm going to make the traditional dressing....and this one, it's almost a meal in itself, it's pretty tasty there neighbors!!

    1 lb. Italian Bread dried (used to use French bread, but f 'em)
    1lb. Hot Italian Sausage
    1 med. Onion
    2-3 ribs of celery
    1 bell pepper (red or green)
    1 TB oregano
    1 TS crushed red pepper flakes
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 stick melted butter
    1 cup white wine
    8 oz. fresh parmesan cheese

    Cut up bread in 1 inch pieces, needs to be dry!
    Brown sausage
    Add onion, celery and bell pepper, sautee
    Add oregano, crushed red pepper

    In a big bow, dump in bread, sausage
    Add butter, wine, cheese and some chicken broth, make sure it is NOT too wet
    Put in 13x9x2 baking pan, cover with foil for 30 minutes
    Remove foil, bake for 10-15 more minutes until a bit crispy

    Can't wait for thursday!!

    John Murtha writes in the USA Today

    Pennsylvania Rep. and top Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee John Murtha wants to cut and run. You know, the decorated war veteran who is calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq.

    Underlying his piece seems to be a crazy assumption -- that, somehow, the Iraqi people are dragging their feet in learning how to defend their own country, and that withdrawing troops will somehow "motivate" them to get out front. What stupidity, I mean that is tragic. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that if Americans withdraw, the populace will have to arm itself, and there will be the civil war that Al Zarqawi has been trying to precipitate all along. In the midst of the chaos, Iraq will become a terrorist haven.Does Murtha not understand this -- or does he simply not care?

    "Not Evil.....Just A Different Perspective".........huh?

    Obviously the words "Never forget" mean nothing to Chris Matthews:

    In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years.

    "The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing," Matthews said.
    "If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil -- they just have a different perspective."

    Remember this perspective Chris?

    Cheney Responds.......

    Vice President Cheney has delivered an address on Iraq in which he responds to those who claim that President Bush misled them into voting for the war resolution. Here is my favorite part:

    Some of the most irresponsible comments have come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing the use of force against Saddam Hussein. These are elected officials who had access to the intelligence materials. They are known to have a high opinion of their own analytical capabilities. (Laughter.) And they were free to reach their own judgments based upon the evidence. They concluded, as the President and I had concluded, and as the previous administration had concluded, that Saddam Hussein was a threat. Available intelligence indicated that the dictator of Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and this judgment was shared by the intelligence agencies of many other nations, according to the bipartisan Silberman-Robb Commission. All of us understood, as well, that for more than a decade, the U.N. Security Council had demanded that Saddam Hussein make a full accounting of his weapons programs. The burden of proof was entirely on the dictator of Iraq -- not on the U.N. or the United States or anyone else. And he repeatedly refused to comply throughout the course of the decade.

    Today in History.....November 21

    On this day in …

    * 1877, inventor Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph

    * 1942, the Alaska highway across Canada was formally opened

    * 1964, New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, opened

    * 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930

    * 1973, President Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18-and-a-half-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate

    * 1979, a mob, practitioners of that "religion of peace", attacked the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans

    * 1980, an estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to the CBS primetime soap opera "Dallas" to find out "who shot J.R." (The shooter turned out to be J.R. Ewing's sister-in-law, Kristin.)

    * 1995, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time

    Friday, November 18, 2005

    British MP: Ban Inbreeding Before It's Too Late

    Mind-blowing statistics on the horrible effects of Muslim inbreeding in Britain, from The Telegraph: Ban Asian marriages of cousins, says MP.

    I guess this explains the whole Islam Hatfield-McCoy killing everyone's the article:

    Marriages between cousins should be banned after research showed alarming rates in defective births among Asian communities in Britain, a Labour MP said last night.
    The report, commissioned by Ann Cryer, revealed that the Pakistani community accounted for 30 per cent of all births with recessive disorders, despite representing 3.4 per cent of the birth rate nationwide.
    “We address problems of smoking, drinking, obesity and we say it’s a public health issue, therefore we have to get involved with persuading people to adopt a different lifestyle,” the MP for Keighley, Bradford, told BBC2’s Newsnight programme last night.
    “I think this should be applied to the Asian community. They must look outside the family for husbands and wives for their young people.”
    It is estimated that more than 55 per cent of British Pakistanis are married to first cousins, resulting in an increasing rate of genetic defects and high rates of infant mortality. The likelihood of unrelated couples having the same variant genes that cause recessive disorders are estimated to be 100-1. Between first cousins, the odds increase to as much as one in eight.
    In Bradford, more than three quarters of all Pakistani marriages are believed to be between first cousins. The city’s Royal Infirmary Hospital has identified more than 140 different recessive disorders among local children, compared with the usual 20-30.
    The findings were expected to be condemned by the Asian community, in which many see the tradition of marriages between first cousins as culturally fundamental.
    “You have an understanding, you have the same family history,” said Neila Butt, who has had two children with her husband, Farooq, her first cousin. “It’s just a nicer emotional feel.”

    Today in History.....November 18

    On this day in …

    * 1820, U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer discovered the frozen continent of Antarctica

    * 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones

    * 1928, the first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York

    * 1936, Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco

    * 1978, California Congressman Leo J. Ryan and four other people were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by
    912 cult members

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    You Think Bush Lied And Manipulated Intelligence Reports On the War In Iraq?.......Try Again......

    Bill, Hillary, John F'n Kerry, Slow Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Little Dick Durbin and the rest of the flakes are all caught in a lie........and yet why doesn't the media call them out on it? Check out the latest GOP video showing you what liberals don’t want you to remember…'s great......if you're one of the good guys!!

    I guess the flip-flop move is contagious.

    Today in History.....November 17

    On this day in …

    * 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building

    * 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt

    * 1962, Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President Kennedy

    * 1970, the Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1

    * 1973, President Nixon told Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla.:
    "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."

    * 1979, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    Bill and Hillary pull a John F'n Kerry move.........they are pathetic.

    Let me preface my post by saying that

    If you wrote "despise" on every grain of sand on earth, it still wouldn't amount to what I actually think of Hillary.

    Okay..............In twin moves that amount to a 180 degree reversal of their previous positions, former President Bill Clinton called the Iraq war yesterday "a big mistake," while his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, voted for a Democratic bill that would announce a timetable for U.S. withdrawal.

    "Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done," Mr. Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai.

    "It was a big mistake," he added, in quotes picked up by the Associated Press. "The American government made several errors, one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."

    Bubba had previously said that he supported the decision to remove Saddam Hussein, although he wished U.N. weapons inspectors had been given more time.
    Meanwhile, Hillary reversed herself on whether the U.S. should announce a timetable for a U.S. pullout, voting for an amendment proposed by Iraq war opponent, Sen. Russ Feingold.

    The Feingold Amendment stipulates "estimated dates for the phased redeployment" of U.S. troops in Iraq. Sen. Feingold has set a target date for a complete U.S. withdrawal by Dec. 31, 2006.

    Asked in February, however, whether she supported a timetable for withdrawal, Mrs. Clinton told NBC's "Meet the Press":

    "At this point in time, I think that would be a mistake. I don't believe we should tie our hands or the hands of the new Iraqi government. Now obviously, as this government is stood up and takes responsibility, there may come a time when it decides for its own internal reasons that we should set such a deadline and withdrawal agenda. But right now I think it would be a mistake."

    Future Miss USA

    Just had to post this of my 3 year old daughter!

    When Will the Feminazi Nags Start Cheering This News?

    Here is some good news about the achievements women in Afghanistan had made in their elecitons.

    Before September's parliamentary vote, the first for 30 years, there had been widespread predictions that, due to the conservatism of Afghan society, women would only gain seats through a quota system which automatically reserved 25 per cent of seats for them under the country's new constitution. But women won seats in their own right and will take up 68 of the 249 in the lower house when it convenes later this month.

    Of course, the terrorists responded to this news by blowing up some innocent peacekeepers who had nothing to do with these women being elected.
    The news is not all good. There are several newly elected representatives who are suspected of ties to Afghanistan's criminal warlords and with ties to the opium trade. The women who won seats see themselves as moral leaders trying to clean out the Afghan government.

    Other female candidates benefited from disillusionment with the apparent impunity of alleged criminals and their supporters participating in the political process.
    Shukria Barakzai, a women's magazine editor who took the 24th of Kabul's 33 seats, said: "People saw election posters for people who destroyed this city plastered on the walls of Kabul's broken buildings."
    Mrs Barakzai said she hoped to stand for the role of speaker in the new parliament: "I want to create a cultural revolution in Afghanistan.
    "If a woman becomes the chairperson of the parliament that will show the good aspect of change in Afghanistan."
    Malalai Joya, an outspoken critic of the warlords who has faced a number of attempts on her life, won a resounding and symbolic second place overall in the south-western province of Farah. Several women candidates have indicated that they will attempt to form a women's party in the new chamber, the Wolesi Jirga.

    Think of the amazing courage of these women. They are risking their lives and the lives of their families in order to try to build a stronger, more moral country. Think of the feminists who fought for women's suffrage in our past. They often made a similar sort of argument that women would clean up politics because they would bring a new morality to the election booth. Well, that certainly hasn't happened here. Maybe, this new women's caucus in the Afghan parliament will be able to band together against the warlords and remnants of the Taliban.
    I would think that women rights advocates throughout the world would be trumpeting the courage and achievements of these women. But, instead, there is a very speaking silence from leading feminists. I guess they're afraid that any praise for what women have achieved in Afghanistan would remind people of the President who made those achievements possible. Is that what being committed to women's rights around the globe really comes down to?

    The U.N......Coming to Your Home?

    Here's a piece from Claudia Rosett that is on Power Line
    , maybe Bill Gates needs to step in, she show's Why dictators are cheering the U.N.'s Internet turf grab.

    UPDATE: But they have to be disappointed about this:

    A summit focusing on narrowing the digital divide between the rich and poor residents and countries opened Wednesday with an agreement of sorts on who will maintain ultimate oversight of the Internet and the flow of information, commerce and dissent. . . .
    Negotiators from more than 100 countries agreed late Tuesday to leave the United States in charge of the Internet's addressing system, averting a U.S.-EU showdown at this week's U.N. technology summit.


    Today in History.....November 16

    On this day in …

    * 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution

    * 1798, Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress

    * 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War

    * 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations

    * 1945, Yeshiva College (University), chartered in New York, becomes first Jewish college on American shores

    * 1963, the touch-tone telephone is introduced

    * 1973, President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law

    * 1995, Democrats savaged House Speaker Newt Gingrich for claiming Clinton had snubbed him recently aboard Air Force One

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    Here's 5 Questions That Non-Muslims Would Like To Have Answered

    I’m not sure what’s gotten into the Los Angeles Times (maybe it’s related to their plummeting circulation?), but today they published an amazing op-ed by Dennis Prager that asks Five questions non-Muslims would like answered.

    THE RIOTING IN France by primarily Muslim youths and the hotel bombings in Jordan are the latest events to prompt sincere questions that law-abiding Muslims need to answer for Islam’s sake, as well as for the sake of worried non-Muslims.
    Here are five of them:

    (1) Why are you so quiet?
    Since the first Israelis were targeted for death by Muslim terrorists blowing themselves up in the name of your religion and Palestinian nationalism, I have been praying to see Muslim demonstrations against these atrocities. Last week’s protests in Jordan against the bombings, while welcome, were a rarity. What I have seen more often is mainstream Muslim spokesmen implicitly defending this terror on the grounds that Israel occupies Palestinian lands. We see torture and murder in the name of Allah, but we see no anti-torture and anti-murder demonstrations in the name of Allah.

    There are a billion Muslims in the world. How is it possible that essentially none have demonstrated against evils perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? This is true even of the millions of Muslims living in free Western societies. What are non-Muslims of goodwill supposed to conclude? When the Israeli government did not stop a Lebanese massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982, great crowds of Israeli Jews gathered to protest their country’s moral failing. Why has there been no comparable public demonstration by Palestinians or other Muslims to morally condemn Palestinian or other Muslim-committed terror?

    And the other four questions are just as pertinent, and just as devastating.

    Today in History.....November 14

    On this day in …

    * 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick" was first published

    * 1889, inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.)

    * 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry

    * 1943, an American torpedo was mistakenly fired at the battleship USS Iowa, which was carrying President Roosevelt and his joint chiefs to the Tehran conference; the torpedo exploded harmlessly in the Iowa's wake

    * 1968, Yale University announced it was going co-educational

    * 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon

    * 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16

    * 1995, the U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews

    * 2004, Mahmoud Abbas, successor to Yasser Arafat, ym"s, escaped unharmed when militants firing assault rifles burst into a mourning tent for the deceased Palestinian leader in Gaza, killing two security guards

    Friday, November 11, 2005

    Bush Comes Out Swinging........Finally!

    President Bush came out swinging today, finally calling the Democrats on the lies that some have been telling -- and others have been allowing them to get away with.

    "While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs. They also know that intelligence agencies from around the world agreed with our assessment of Saddam Hussein. They know the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions, citing his development and possession of weapons of mass destruction. Many of these critics supported my opponent during the last election, who explained his position to support the resolution in the Congress this way: "When I vote to give the president of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat and a grave threat to our security." That's why more than 100 Democrats in the House and the Senate, who had access to the same intelligence, voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power. The stakes in the global war on terror are too high and the national interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges. These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them. Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. And our troops deserve to know that, whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our nation is united and we will settle for nothing less than victory."

    Read the full text here.

    Veteran's Day - November 11

    They're all true heroe''s a slideshow that should help keep things in perspective with what is happening in the world today, I'm sure you've seen something similar before, slides 25-32 are pretty startling:

    A Lesson to France....

    Where are the apoligies by all those liberals and leftists who pointed fingers at the Spanish and British saying, "If you had not supported the United States' war in Iraq you would not be under attack now? The French were Saddam's and Islam's closest allies in the West. Yet France is now the target of an Islamic jihad that is destroying the fabric of French society. The lesson for slow-witted liberals is this: The Islamic imperialists don't give a rats "A" for what you do or what you say or what you believe in their behalf. They are holy warriors. You are infidels. You will convert or die........everyone needs to remember, the essence of Islam is to rule the world.

    Today in History.....November 11

    On this day in …

    * 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick"

    * 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany

    * 1921, President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

    * 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France

    * 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard

    * 1983, President Reagan became the first U.S. chief executive to address the Diet, Japan's national legislature

    * 1993, a bronze statue honoring the more than 11,000 American women who'd served in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

    * 1994, a "Palestinian" suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an Israeli military checkpoint in Gaza, killing three soldiers

    * 2004, President Bush expressed hope that the death of Arafat, ym"s, would clear the way for successful Mideast peace negotiations with new "Palestinian" leaders

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    Putting Heroe's in Perspective

    Read this from Black Five he's a top Military blogger, he puts in perspective what a real heroe is........ it'll tug at your heart. Read the "Last night I met a Hero" link first, then continue with the rest of the article. Here's a brief excerpt:

    Back home there is a bridge named for Sergeant Elbert Kinser. My grandfather told me the story about why the bridge was named for him. It came to my mind this morning. He was fighting alongside his buddies when the enemy threw a grenade into their ranks. Rather than attempt to run to escape the danger he threw himself on the grenade, saving the lives of his comrades. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry, and the town named a bridge after him.

    Today marks the 230th annivesary of the formation, or birthday, of the US Marines and tomorrow is Veteran's 8 year old son and his Cub Scout Pack made gifts and are going to visit and pass them out to all at the Veteran's Hospital here in Phoenix.

    Do As I Say (Not As I Do)

    This is good.......Do As I Say, Not As I Do; Profiles In Liberal Hypocrisy is a new book out by Peter Schweizer, he brings to attention about how isn't it true that members of the liberal left exude an air of moral certitude. They pride themselves on being selflessly committed to the highest ideas and seem particularly confident of the purity of their motives and the evil nature of their opponents. To correct economic and social injustice, liberals support numerous policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children’s rights, consumer rights, and much, much more. Not that conservatives shouldn't be included, there are some, but these liberals evoke passion about these policies and principles and unless uncovered, people will only believe what they spew.

    But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate in depth the private lives of some prominent liberals: Politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators like Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West: entertainers and philanthropists like Barbara Streisand and George Soros. Using everything from real estate transactions, IRS records, court depositions, and their own public statements, he sought to examine whether they really live by the principles they so confidently advocate.

    What he found was a long list of glaring contradictions. Michael Moore denounces oil and defense contractors as war profiteers. He also claims to have no stock portfolio, yet he owns shares in Halliburton, Boeing, and Honeywell and does his postproduction work in Canada to avoid paying union wages in the United States. Noam Chomsky opposes the very concept of private property and calls the Pentagon “the worst institution in human history,” yet he and his wife have made millions of dollars in contract work for the Department of Defense and own two luxurious homes. Barbra Streisand prides herself as an environmental activist, yet she owns shares in a notorious strip-mining company. Hillary Clinton supports the right of thirteen-year-old girls to have abortions without parental consent, yet she forbade thirteen-year-old Chelsea to pierce her ears and enrolled her in a school that would not distribute condoms to minors. Nancy Pelosi received the 2002 Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farm Workers, yet she and her husband own a Napa Valley vineyard that uses nonunion labor.

    Schweizer’s conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives-their property, their privacy, and their children-they jettison their liberal principles and embrace conservative ones. Schweizer thus exposes the contradiction at the core of liberalism: if these ideas don’t work for the very individuals who promote them, how can they work for the rest of us?

    Who is Lying About Iraq?

    As this piece by Norman Podhoretz points out, the answer is crystal clear: The Democrats are.

    Here's a brief excerpt:

    The consensus on which Bush relied [in stating that Iraq had WMD] was not born in his own administration. In fact, it was first fully formed in the Clinton administration. Here is Clinton himself, speaking in 1998:If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons-of-mass-destruction program.Here is his Secretary of State Madeline Albright, also speaking in 1998:Iraq is a long way from [the USA], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.Here is Sandy Berger, Clinton’s National Security Adviser, who chimed in at the same time with this flat-out assertion about Saddam:He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.Finally, Clinton’s Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, was so sure Saddam had stockpiles of WMD that he remained “absolutely convinced” of it even after our failure to find them in the wake of the invasion in March 2003.

    That's the tip of the iceberg. In the piece there are also plenty of quotes to the same effect from Democrats in the House and Senate, who had access to the same intelligence the Administration had. But the main point is this: The quotes above make it absolutely laughable -- a lie, in fact -- for Democrats to assert that President Bush led us into war by using or manipulating evidence that he knew to be false. Of course that won't stop the Democrats from making the charge. But it does make it absolutely apparent that they're doing it for only the basest political reasons.

    Today in History.....November 10

    On this day in …

    * 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress

    * 1919, the American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis

    * 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan

    * 1942, Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire."

    * 1954, the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated by President Eisenhower in Arlington, Va.

    * 1969, the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS

    * 1975, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991)

    * 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C.

    * 2004, word reached the United States of the death of Arafat, ym"s.
    (Because of the time difference, it was the early hours of November
    11 in Paris, where Arafat died)

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Something different today.............Who - What is Arizona Gunslinger?

  • Arizona Gunslinger Smokin' Hot Jalapeño Pepper Sauce

  • is only the best Hot Sauce there is in the world, made from Red Ripened Jalapeños, Vinegar and Salt. They use the whole jalapeño, not just the chile pepper soaked in vinegar like most. They also have a host of other products; Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce, Habañero Pepper Sauce, Chipotle Habañero Pepper Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Hot Honey Mustard, Hot Steak Sauce, all sorts of Olives (they are awesome imported from Spain and South America) , Hot Pistachios, Spicy Hot Popcorn, a spicy Chicken Wing additive, hats, shirts and some other stuff. The company, Arizona Pepper Products Co., has a major grower located in New Mexico located near Las Cruces, as well as north of Deming (near Hatch) and a well kept secret area near Verdin, New Mexico, just east of Duncan, Arizona....... they grow the best tasting jalapeño's on earth.

    I had the chance to visit their facility and meet the owner - I actually know him! He's Bill Marko, he has owned the company since the mid to late 1980's. This guy is a beauty, a sought after CPA and a Master joke teller. Go have a beer with him and you just may not make it home! He's also a stick on the golf course....deadly from 150 on in.

    Arizona Gunslinger is sold throughout the US, Europe, UK and parts of Asia. If you can't locate at your local grocer, order some online........tell them that Joe Gringo sent you, maybe he'll throw in a " a something special" for you. Go to and place your order, I promise you that you will not be disappointed, in fact, you will become hooked on it!

    Today in HIstory.....November 9

    On this day in …

    * 1799, Napoleon became dictator of France

    * 1821, the first US pharmacy college holds starts classes in Philadelphia

    * 1872, fire destroyed nearly a thousand buildings in Boston

    * 1904, the first airplane flight lasting more than 5-minutes

    * 1918, Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands

    * 1938, Nazis, ym"s, looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in what became known as "Kristallnacht."

    * 1967, a Saturn 5 rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight

    * 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    If You Have 5-10 Minutes, read this interview.......

    ....with Victor D. Hanson over at FrontPage. It is very clear, concise and one hell of a good read,

    here it is

    Having problems with linking this article, if it doesn't appear go to
  • FrontPage Mag
  • and go to the article titled "A War Like No Other".

    Here's an excerpt:

    "We must establish a culture of ostracism for radical Islam. We are seeing that now inside Holland, Great Britain, and now apparently France as well. By that I mean we wish to create a landscape similar to what a Nazi felt in 1946 or a Stalinist saw in 1989: that the ideology is bankrupt and no one will tolerate it anymore, and praising suicide bombing in Haifa or celebrating IEDs in Iraq is the moral equivalent of calling for Waffen SS victories in WWII or praise for the Baatan Death March, which earns a person deportation from the West and social exile abroad. There is no reason, after Iran's boast to wipe out Israel, that such a country belongs in the UN, or that any civilized country would have diplomatic personnel in Teheran. It should be seen as Nazi Germany circa 1939.

    We are not there yet in establishing such a moral reawakening, but these should be our ultimate military and political goals; defeat and kill terrorists in the field; pressure and isolate their national sponsors; and discredit their ideology. Do that and we win; fail and we endure the present sort of global Lebanization of seeing schoolgirls beheaded in Indonesia, or schoolchildren shot in Beslan, or schoolteachers assassinated in Iraq, beside the sick carnage from New York to New Dehli and the spectre of escalation to the nuclear level in Iran."

    France's Color Code Terrorist Alerts.....

    Green: Hide!
    Yellow: Retreat!
    Orange: Surrender!
    Red: Collaborate!

    Daily Kos: Bush is to blame for the riots in France

    You just knew this was coming.......
  • read it and take the poll
  • , the left is wacked.

    Victor Davis Hanson on the riots.......

    VICTOR DAVIS HANSON was on Hugh Hewitt's radio program yesterday talking about the French riots. Here's a transcript. Courtesy of
  • Radio Blogger
  • (Hugh Hewitt's radio program producer)

    Today in History.....November 8

    On this day in …

    * 1731, Benjamin Franklin opened the first American library

    * 1789, "bourbon" first distilled from corn by Elijah Craig, Bourbon, KY

    * 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered X-rays

    * 1933, President Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration, designed to create jobs for more than four million unemployed

    * 1942, Operation "Torch" began during World War II as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa

    * 1951, NY Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins his first of 3 MVP awards

    * 1966, Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California

    * 1979, ABC-TV starts broadcasting "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds. It is ultimately renamed "Nightline"

    * 1994, midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years

    Monday, November 07, 2005

    The U.N to Control the Internet?

    Now that is a scary thought. Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman has an eye-opening article in today's Wall Street Journal,
  • read it here

  • Speaking of Minnesota, whenever

  • John Hinderaker
  • does an appearance on tv/cable or radio, don't miss him, he's fabulous. John is a lawyer extraordinaire from Minnesota and is one of three guys over at
  • Power Line
  • .......the monster blog of blogs. I heard a replay of him on the radio this morning on a debate with New Republic's Editor Peter Beinhart....Hinderaker just shredded him.

    Mark Steyn on his EurAbia Civil War prediction..."Wake Up Europe, You've a War on Your Hands"

    Probably the BEST columnist out today,
  • Mark Steyn
  • boldy predicted just after 9/11 that in Europe ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' .........prediction was actually a little late.

    If you get your news from the newspaper or network television, you probably aren't aware of what is happening in France right now. What you hear is how the "troublemakers" or "rowdy youths" are rioting. What you have here are radical Islamists emmigrating from North Africa and other Arab countries into into the "social paradise" of France. What they are finding is the "social paradise" isn't quite the paradise they sought. Very high unemployment, high crime, lack of social services and more importantly, the need to propagate the "Religion of Peace"........Islam, are fueling the riots by these radical Islamists.

  • My post here
  • from last friday Nov. 4 touches on what Mark Steyn has written! (if you are unable to pull it up, go to the right side of my home page and scroll down to Previous Posts titled "Why is Paris Burning")

  • Read Steyn's article here
  • the guy is brilliant.

    PS- Let's see, France is 11 days into the riots and where is Jacques Chirac leadership? If the main stream media can jump all over GW Bush regarding his supposedly late leadership on Hurrican Katrina, they sure as hell should be all over Chirac! Well........I guess we all know the answer to that one.

    Today in History.....November 7

    On this day in …

    * 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean

    * 1874, the first cartoon depicting the elephant as the symbol of the Republican Party was printed in Harper's Weekly

    * 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress

    * 1917, the Bolshevik revolution began in Russia. Because it took place under the old czarist calendar, it is known as the October Revolution

    * 1931, Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung

    * 1962, Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."

    * 1973, Congress overrode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval. ALSO: New Jersey becomes the first state to allow girls into little league

    * 1998, John Glenn returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery, visibly weak but elated after a nine-day mission

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    Quick question.....

    What do you call an African American or black person that actually is French and lives in France? Do you call this person an African French? Or what about a black person who is Australian and lives in Australia? An African Aussie? Or a black guy/girl that is Brazilian and lives in Brazil? An African Brazilian?

    I'm serious. Why is it that only in the United States that we call black people preceded by the term "African"?

    Andy Rooney got me to thinking about this one. Just a thought from a gringo.

    The Real Global it the Avian Bird Flu? Nope, try again...

    Noted war historian and just plain smart guy,
  • Victor Davis Hanson
  • on the spreading plague of jihadism: The Real Global Virus.

    Why is Paris Burning?

    Wow, Hitler was right......France is now in its 8th night of riots, after some checking into, the area affected is populated with more than 80 percent Muslim immigrants, mostly from Arab and black Africa. In other affected towns, the Muslim immigrant community accounts for 30 percent to 60 percent of the population.......but these are really not the figures that matter. These areas, it is estimated, that unemployment is around 30 percent, and when it comes to young people who are able and want to work, it reaches 60 percent.

    You have here a country with a constant dwindling economy, no jobs and a country which prizes itself in its "progressiveness" and open arms policy of welcoming in Muslim immigrants.....not a good mixture. (Makes you wonder why "Jack" Chirac took such a hardline stance against the invasion of Iraq, not to mention his under the table dealings in the Oil for Food Scandal) With this influx of immigrants, France is losing its "Frenchness" and in turn giving the Islamists an opportunity to promote their religous propaganda and culture.

    Many of these radical Islam cats have managed to chase away French shopkeepers selling alcohol and pork products and "places of sin", like dancing clubs, movie theaters and are gaining control of local communities. These people now see that the once "great socialist France" is now uncapable of providing for and taking care of their new "countrymen"..........and now they're pissed. It is becoming more clear that these Muslims refuse to become part of the "great French culture" and firmly believe that Islam offers the highest form of life of which everyone on earth should aspire. France is a ticking time bomb

    French President Chirac had believed that the opposition to the overthrow of Sadaam Hussein would give France a heroic image in the muslim community. That has now been shattered and that can't be pleasing to Chirac.

    Now how does France correct its problem? This gringo doesn't really know, but........I guess we'll have to send in the Marines and liberate France..........a third time.

    Today in History.....November 4

    On this day in …

    * 1880, the first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio

    * 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's (Tut) tomb was discovered in Egypt

    * 1942, during World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

    * 1956, Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hungarian Revolution

    * 1979, the Iranian hostage crisis began as practitioners of that "religion of peace" stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants. For some of the hostages, it was the start of 444 days of captivity

    * 1980, Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Carter by a strong margin

    * 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif.

    * 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated by an Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally

    * 2000, Yugoslavia's parliament approved the country's first communist-free government in more than half a century. ALSO:
    President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the leaking of government secrets

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    Iranian Animated Film for Children Promotes Suicide Bombings

    Check out this Iranian animated children’s film which promotes suicide bombing This is from
  • Little Green Footballs
  • it is about 10 minutes long,
  • here's the short film
  • - if that's too long for you, you can read the text in that link, or go to this link promotes suicide bombing
    . So much for "The Religion of Peace", these people are barbarians.

    Something different today......a bit on the lighter side...

    The Kennedy Center in Washington announced it will host country music concerts in March. It's the perfect venue for ballads about alcohol and car wrecks and cheating husbands. All successful country songs are Kennedy biographies set to music.

    Woody Allen gave an interview to Vanity Fair to mark his seventieth birthday this month. It was in two parts. The interview was interrupted when he had to rush off to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to attend the birth of his fourth wife.

    Air Force Academy coach Fisher DeBerry apologized Friday for saying he prefers black halfbacks because they are faster. White halfbacks cause needless game delays. Equipment managers keep having to halt play to make sure their plows are on straight.

    Senate Democrats invoked a special rule and called a closed session Tuesday. That means they turn off the cameras and lock the doors and send the staff home. It's what Los Angeles weather forecasters call the perfect conditions to kill your wife today.

    Senate Democrats surprised the Republicans by forcing a closed session Tuesday. They wanted to discuss a secret report on secret intelligence in a secret session. Compared to the American government, the Mafia operates like Shakespeare in the Park.

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether an Indian congregation in New Mexico can use hallucinogenic tea in their religious ceremonies. It's only right. We used whisky to get their land, why not use LSD to get their casinos?

    General Motors and Ford and Chrysler on Tuesday reported a huge drop-off in sales of cars in October. They could go bankrupt. The offshore drilling that could save the Big Three depends on convincing Southern Californians that it's just a seagull.

    Today in History.......November 3

    On this day in …

    * 1900, the first automobile show in the United States opened at New York's Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America

    * 1928, cartoon star Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, an animated short produced by Walt Disney. Steamboat Willie was the first fully synchronized sound cartoon ever produced, with Mickey's squeaky voice provided by Walt Disney himself

    * 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik II, the second manmade satellite, into orbit; on board was a dog named "Laika" who was sacrificed in the experiment

    * 1966, President Lyndon Johnson gave the green light to the Truth in Packaging bill. As enacted, the bill called for supermarket goods to be decked out in labels that detailed their contents, as well as manufacturing information. The bill also forced manufacturers and overenthusiastic copywriters to stop using hyperbolic slogans such as "jumbo ounces" on packaging labels

    * 1969, President Richard Nixon goes on television and radio to call for national solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to gather support for his policies; his call for support is an attempt to blunt the renewed strength of the antiwar movement

    * 1979, five radicals were killed when gunfire erupted during an anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Greensboro, N.C., after a caravan of Klansmen and neo-Nazis had driven into the area

    * 1995, President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

    * 2004, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry conceded defeat to President Bush in make-or-break Ohio rather than launch a legal fight reminiscent of the contentious Florida recount of four years earlier. ALSO: Hamid Karzai was officially declared the winner of Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election after a three-week probe into vote fraud found no grounds to invalidate his triumph

    Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    Who Believes in American Exceptionalism?

    On a roll today....

  • Great article here, read it
  • Phil Mickelson withdraws from The Tour Championship...hhmmm

    Says spokesman T.R. Reinman "He's made a personal, private decision that he's not going to discuss".

    For those not in the know, Phil just may have bitten off more than he can chew......and then some......and then some more. Since he is one of my favorite professional athlete's, this Gringo will not elaborate, let's just say "Lefty" may have drawn the "Ace of Spades"...........Vegas style.

    The Religion of Peace vs an 8 Year old Iranian Boy...

    Shyaaaahhhh!!!!.........the glory of shari’a, check these photo's out (not graphic) of an : 8 Year Old Iranian Boy Caught Stealing Bread.

    The Main Stream Media just can't seem to get it right...

    Jeff Jacoby does a good job of summarizing the twisted perspective of the mainstream media on Iraq: "The good news from Iraq is not fit to print."

    Today in History....November 2

    On this day in …

    * 1783, Gen. George Washington issued his Farewell Address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.

    * 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states

    * 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (popularly known as the "Spruce Goose"), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California

    * 1948, President Truman surprised the experts by being re-elected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey

    * 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he'd been given questions and answers in advance when he appeared on the NBC TV program "Twenty-One."

    * 1976, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter became the first candidate from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected president as he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford

    * 2000, an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the first residents of the international space station, christening it Alpha at the start of their four-month mission

    * 2004, President Bush was elected to a second term as Republicans strengthened their grip on Congress. ALSO: Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was slain in Amsterdam by practitioners of that "religion of peace" after receiving death threats over a movie he had made criticizing the treatment of women under Islam. Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins pleaded guilty to deserting the U.S. Army in 1965 to avoid duty in Korea and Vietnam; he was court martialed, stripped of his rank and discharged from the Army