Tuesday, January 31, 2006

What is H.A.M.A.S.?




Aside from


Pretty much sums it up. You tell me what sane people representing the governing party goes around waving machine guns and calling for death and destruction to any country after winning an election? The essence of Islam is to rule the world, extremists factions such as H.A.M.A.S. are hell-bent on achieving this. I'm getting tired of referring to these groups as "extreme", why do we not hear from Muslim leaders denouncing these groups?

  • Michelle Malkin
  • has all the latest on the current on the Muslim jihad against Denmark and Norway [BTW...I'm a Swedish/Norwegian and have a Danish middle name - Juul ;-) ], visit Michelle and lend your support.....buy Danish!

  • Democracy Frontline
  • does a great job of covering this topic as well.

    Gittin' 'er Done!

    Take that boozer Teddy, Hillary, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Freakstein, John F'n Kerry, Little Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, Robert "Sheets" Byrd and the rest.

    Today in History.....January 31

    On this day in …

    * 1917, Germany served notice it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare

    * 1929, the Soviet Union expelled communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. He was later assassinated in Mexico

    * 1934, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar in relation to gold

    * 1944, during World War II, U.S. forces began invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands

    * 1945, Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France

    * 1950, President Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb

    * 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer 1

    * 1971, astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon

    * 2000, a Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands convicted one Libyan, acquitted a second, in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. ALSO: The state of Georgia hoisted its new flag above its statehouse, one featuring a smaller Confederate battle emblem

    Monday, January 30, 2006

    Go Howard Go.....Run Cindy, Run...

    No wonder you guys keep losing elections, look at your leader and who you attract! Keep it up though, it is entertaining.

  • From Drudge, Dean under fire from party Dems

  • Check this out
  • yes The Professional Griever is considering running. Bloggers....link this page!

    A Little Tequila Info.....To Sip On

    (click photo to enlarge)

    ....you see that butte on the right side of this photo? It is called "El Chiquihuitillo" (pronounced chi-kee-whi-TEE-yoh), it is about a 5-10 minute walk from the town of Tequila in Jalisco, México. This butte is where the Tiquila Indians fought off the Spanish Conquistadores during the Inquisition.....and won!

    I have climbed Chiquihuitillo, very beautiful place, there were even some pottery left over from their time there, of course we left everything intact (wasn't a whole lot). In the background you can see the Sierra Madre's. Jalisco is beautiful! I climbed Chiquihuitillo with "El Negro", he is mi suegro (father-in-law) he and his family live in Tequila.....wife too, back when she wasn't the "Mrs."

    Negro is 62 years old, built like a rock and is in better shape than 95% of guys half his age. He is called Negro because he is just a bit darker than your average Mexican (not much though). Negro, his brother-in-law- José Luis and Javier (he owns the local bar "La Capilla"...translation - Little Church, how appropriate!), well they all made the pilgrimage to pray to the Virgen de Guadalupe in México City....by foot! It is only about 400 miles away!

    If you ever goe down there, let me know, I'll give you a list of people to meet and places to see! Below is Negro with Gringo Junior, my son Juul (nothing like a Swedish Norwegian Mexican), out for a hike last August. The open area/field just above their heads is one of many of Sauza Tequila's blue agave fields.


    Click photo to enlarge....look closely..you can see Chiquihuitillo in the background near the top middle of photo.

    ....and with Daddy's little gringa, Daniella, sorting through avocado's they just picked from their tree (look at the size of those bad boys).

    Modern Science, Just Gettin' Better

    The UCLA Medical Center just installed a wireless patient information retrieval system that allows physicians to review our CT and MRI scans immediately, on cellular smartphones, so that they can manage medical emergencies in the ER and in the ICU from anywhere, in real-time. The real-time view of the monitor data from our ICU lets us make critical care rounds remotely, anytime, anywhere.

    Getting the medical attention your loved ones quicker.....awesome!

  • Here's the company, Global Care Quest
  • Gringo Humor? ;-)

    Mexico's government Wednesday printed a map of routes to help illegal aliens get to Arizona. The map marks trails and beacons and water tanks. These workers are desperately needed in the United States, otherwise...... we'll never get the wall built.

    Today in History.....January 30

    On this day in …

    * 1798, the first fight to break out on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives began when one congressman spat in another's face.

    * 1835, a gunman fired twice on President Andrew Jackson, the first attempt on the life of a U.S. president. Jackson was not injured.

    * 1933, the first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit. ALSO: Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, became chancellor of Germany

    * 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist

    * 1964, the United States launched Ranger 6, an unmanned spacecraft carrying television cameras that was to crash-land on the moon

    * 1972, 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as "Bloody Sunday"

    * 1979, the civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who'd been living in exile in France, to return

    * 1981, an estimated 2 million New Yorkers turned out for a ticker-tape parade honoring the freed American hostages from Iran

    * 2004, Iraqis voted in their country's first free election in a half-century; President Bush called the balloting a resounding success

    Friday, January 27, 2006

    Janet Reno....That Dude Can Sing and Groove!

    Well uh....maybe not.

  • From Drudge here
  • Janet Reno karaokes to Aretha Franlin's "Respect".

    The Coalition Against Dynasticism

    Interesting article from
  • Michael Barone here:

  • Excerpt:

    Liberal Josh Marshall opposes Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential candidacy because it would be a form of "dynasticism."

    "George H. W. Bush left office to be followed by two terms of Bill Clinton. He, in turn, was followed by two terms of Bush's son. If those two terms of the son are followed by the election of Clinton's wife, I don't see where that's a good thing for the country. It ceases to be a fluke and grows into a pattern. It's dynasticism."

    Here's a visual:

    1981-1984 - George H.Bush - VP
    1885-1988 - George H.Bush - VP
    1989-1992 - George H.Bush - Pres.
    1993-1996 - Bill Clinton - Pres.
    1997-2000 - Bill Clinton - Pres.
    2001-2004 - George W. Bush - Pres.
    2005-2008 - George W. Bush - Pres.
    2009-2012 - Jeb Bush/Hillary Clinton (that was PAINFUL to type)- Pres. ????

    Liberals can come up with something interesting every now and then!

    Pipe Down Jimmuh

    Jimmy Carter calls for funding Hamas
    Just go away man!

  • Here's the article from Stop the ACLU.

  • What will become of the $1 Billion per year we give to the Palestinians? I find it very hard to believe that we will continue to give aid. If Hamas attacks Israel, is that an act of war or a terror attack?

    It's all out on the table now for Hamas, and it appears that it will get very ugly soon.


    Will they govern with their masks on??? Now we will be able to see these terrorists faces, interesting.

    Islam referred as the "Religion of Peace" is now Political Islam.

    Today in History.....January 27

    On this day in …

    * 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp

    * 1943, some 50 bombers struck Wilhelmshaven in the first all-American air raid against Germany during World War II

    * 1944, the Soviet Union announced the end of the deadly German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for more than two years

    * 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi, ym"sh, concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland

    * 1951, an era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats

    * 1967, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo 1 spacecraft at Cape Kennedy, Fla.

    * 1967, more than 60 nations signed a treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons

    * 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris

    * 1981, President Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran

    * 2004, frail survivors and humbled world leaders remembered the victims of the Holocaust as they marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. ALSO: Condoleezza Rice, in her first day as Secretary of State, reached out to European allies and partners in the war on terrorism and echoed President Bush's inaugural charge to promote liberty across the globe.

    Thursday, January 26, 2006

    Some Tough Hombres Up There in Alaska......Walking Around With A Gut Full of Buckshot

    This is good......a 73-year-old Inuit woman was referred for a barium enema (colon x-ray......somewhat unpleasant) after an incomplete colonoscopy. A preliminary abdominal radiograph showed that the appendix was completely full of lead shot, with the contour of the appendix easily visualized. The natives of northern and western Alaska hunt waterfowl in the spring and fall and often inadvertently swallow some of the lead shot embedded in the meat. Although most of the metal undoubtedly passes through the intestine over time, buckshot in the appendix is commonly seen in Alaskan natives (but usually not to the extent pictured here). Decades of ingestion probably resulted in this large accumulation. It is likely that poor dentition and advanced age are aggravating factors that prevent detection of the lead during mastication. A round piece of buckshot can be seen on the patient's right above the appendix — probably evidence of a recent meal.

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

    to tell your liberal friends/neighbors/aquaintences/enemies on why we went to war and are knocking the crap out of Iraq (not that we need anymore).....from the
  • NY Sun today:

  • The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.

    The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week. He detailed the transfers in an interview yesterday with The New York Sun.

    "There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands," Mr. Sada said. "I am confident they were taken over."

    'nuff said neighbor. Someone tell me if this one's in the news tonight!

    The Palestinian's Vote For War

    Now that the Palestinians voted to have Hamas in power, it is clear they have chosen war and the destruction and annihilation of Israel. Hamas and the Palestinians have made it clear that there will be no negotiating from their end, put that together with Condi Rice's statement today there will be no negotiating with Hamas from our end, and we have a recipe for a bomb-fest. They want war, plain and simple. Just look at that photo, who in their right minds goes running around after winning an election with guns in their hands?

    Will we give aid to the Palestinians now? Can't see it. You just know that they plan on driving all Israeli's out and then Israel will re-taliate, then what? WW III? A nasty chain of events is sure to follow. All nations need to get on the same page and let it be known that if Hamas and the Palestinians do not choose peace, that a coalition will step up and obliterate the living daylights out of them. The sooner they realize this, the better.

    Boycott Anything Brad Pitt and George Costanza

    An unlikely pair that's for sure, but guess what these 2 have in common? They both sit on the
  • board of One Voice,
  • a far left, pro-Palestinian group that produced ads for terrorist Sheik Taysir Al-Tamimi
  • Debbie Schlussel has this article at Front Page,
  • here's an excerpt:

    In 1994, Al-Tamimi said, "The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated, and tortured forever, and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due. No petty arguments must be allowed to divide us. Where Hitler failed, we must succeed."

    Not only are Costanza and Pitt board members of One Voice (Pitt's also still listed as "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston"--no word on who got this absurd group in the divorce settlement), but Costanza appeared on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor" pimping One Voice and defended his group's alliance with Al-Tamimi in a debate with me (Debbie Schlussel) on the Howard Stern Show (scroll to the bottom here), saying he believes in working with terrorists to get a "solution."

    I rarely watch TV (maybe an episode or two of "Everybody Loves Raymond" a couple of times a year) but I will do my part in taking down anything they support or do.

    Today in History.....January 26

    On this day in …

    * 1784, in a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America, and expressed his preference: The turkey.

    * 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney

    * 1802, Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol

    * 1841, Britain formally occupied Hong Kong, which the Chinese had ceded to the British

    * 1942, the first American expeditionary force to go to Europe during World War II went ashore in Northern Ireland

    * 1950, India officially proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president

    * 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon --- but the probe missed its target by some 22,000 miles

    * 1995, hours before a midnight deadline, a confrontation-weary Congress voted to avert a third federal shutdown and finance dozens of agencies for seven more weeks

    Wednesday, January 25, 2006

    I Know This Is All Over The News...

    ....but blogger
  • Mark in Mexico
  • has a concise summary of Hugh Hewitt's interviewer with LA Times columnist Joel "I Don't Support the Trrops" Stein. Hugh ripped,sliced, diced, filleted and humiliated this pathetic reporter. I heard it on the way home, it was thoroughly enjoying to hear. This idiot even went to say that he was "grossly overpaid" for writing 1 column per week........not something you want to say on a top rated,nationally syndicated radio program.

    Try this link - http://markinmexico.blogspot.com/2006/01/dumb-and-dumber.html

    No ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for overseas troops

  • From Stars & Stripes
  • There's a shocker, the last thing our guys (an gals) want to see is the all-American persona, the cowboy, wimpified and see 2 gay-boys shacking up with each other out in the boonies.

    How about this........
  • Argus Hamilton at Jewish World Review writes
  • Howard Stern was ordered to clean up his act by Sirius executives in a memo Monday. Some listeners are upset about Howard getting lesbians to have sex live on his show. There's a place for that kind of thing and that place is a cowboy movie.

    Nothing Like Great News...

  • From Drudge,

    Most voters now say there's no way they'd vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for president in 2008 - while just 16 percent are firmly in her camp, a stunning new poll shows.

    CNNGALLUP found that 51 percent say they definitely won't vote for Clinton (D-N.Y.) in 2008, another 32 percent might consider it, and only 16 percent vow to back her. That means committed anti-Hillary voters outnumber pro-Hillary voters by 3-1. The poll suggests she can forget about crossover votes - 90 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of conservatives say there's no way they'd back her.

    Meanwhile, 46% said they would oppose Secretary of State Rice if she ran for President - a step Rice has repeatedly said she won't take.

    Betcha Didn't Know......

    .....maybe you did, I sure as hell didn't know, but Kris Kristofferson was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. He turned down that assignment at West Point because he wanted to volunteer to fly helicopters in Viet Nam, they wanted him to teach, he got pissed, so he bailed!

    Now I know why
  • Ray Scott
  • sings in his song "My Kind of Music" that Kris Kristofferson is "the man".

    Great tune.

    Today in History.....January 25

    On this day in …

    * 1787: Shays' Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Captain Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts

    * 1890: reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, six hours and
    11 minutes.

    * 1915: the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service

    * 1959: American Airlines opened the jet age in the United States with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707

    * 1961: President Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television

    * 1971: Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate

    * 1981: the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States

    * 2000: a jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., found 13-year-old Lionel Tate guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 6-year-old family friend (Tate had said he accidentally killed the girl while imitating moves by pro wrestlers).

    * 2004: a videotape showed Roy Hallums, an American kidnapped in Baghdad the previous November by practitioners of that "religion of peace", pleading for his life. (Hallums was rescued by coalition troops on Sept. 7, 2005.)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    Biomimetic Nanoconductors

    Huh? Pretty big words for a gringo ;-)

    Now, as stated in my profile, I have the ability to talk backwards almost as fast as I can speak normally, but these 5 syllable + words are a bit tough.....anyway, this stuff is pretty fascinating......inserting tiny camera's and batteries into one's eye to help one see. With all of the strange things going on in the world, this is still the best time to be alive.....get to witness some pretty incredible stuff.

    The National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is establishing a new center, the
  • National Center for Design of Biometric Nanoconductors.
  • The research center is to be based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. One of the pilot projects is to develop a nano-size battery that one day could be implanted in the eye to power an artificial retina. The Sandia National Lab reports:

    The first task for the center will be to design a class of devices for generating electric power - bio-batteries - for a wide array of implantable devices, starting with an artificial retina that has already been developed at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. The artificial retina and accompanying nanobattery will be used to correct certain types of macular degeneration...
    "We will use our expertise in multi-scale modeling to understand and predict how transporter structure leads to function, with an initial focus on specialized transporters found in the electric eel," Rempe says [Susan Rempem, project's principal investigator based at the Sandia National Laboratories -ed.] "This information will give us a better understanding of how power is naturally created in biological organisms - information to be used for designing and building the nanobattery."

    Working on another aspect of the project is Jeff Brinker, who is affiliated with both Sandia and the University of New Mexico. He will engineer components of the bio-battery using silica technology.

    The team plans to translate several categories of biological function into new devices that would treat disease and lead to implantable devices. Properties of interest that appear in the biological ion transporters include electrical signaling, osmotic pumping, and molecular detection.

  • Here's the press release....
  • Mounting a Broke Back

  • John Hawkins at Right Wing News
  • has great take on why he won't see Broke Back Mountain. If it is such a hit, why is it #15 after 9 weeks?

    1) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: $285.5M
    2) The Chronicles of Narnia: $271.9 M
    3) King Kong: $209.9M
    4) Polar Express: $173.6M
    5) Chicken Little: $133.4M
    6) Walk the Line: $102.1M
    7) Fun with Dick and Jane: $101.4M
    8) Flightplan: $89.5M
    9) Cheaper by The Dozen 2: $78.1M
    10) The Family Stone: $58.6
    11) Yours, Mine, & Ours: $52.6
    12) Memoirs of a Geisha: $51.2M
    13) Syriana: $45.4M
    14) Hostel: $42.7M
    15) Brokeback Mountain: $42.1 M

    I like this excerpt:

    Maybe if the gay cowboys were secretly ninjas sworn to avenge their masters or kill crazy ex-seals out to stop a team of Al-Qaeda terrorists from blowing up school buses full of kids, it might be a movie that could appeal to most guys -- assuming they didn't touchy-feely and start grabbing each other like the Hobbits did at the end of "Return of the King."

    Today in History.....January 24

    On this day in …

    * 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of '49

    * 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell

    * 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader (however, it has since been re-named St. Petersburg)

    * 1943, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco

    * 1972, the Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year

    * 1978, a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunged through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada

    * 1985, the space shuttle Discovery was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the first secret, all-military shuttle mission

    * 1989, confessed serial killer Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida's electric chair

    * 1995, the FDA approved Olestra, the nation's first zero-calorie artificial fat. ALSO: Specialist Michael New was discharged from the U.S. Army after a court-martial jury convicted him for refusing to wear a UN beret for a peacekeeping mission in the former Yugoslavia

    * 2003, the new Department of Homeland Security officially opened and its chief, Tom Ridge, was sworn in

    * 2004, the United Nations for the fist time commemorated the 60-year anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi, ym"sh, death camps, directly linking its own founding with the end of the Holocaust in some of the strongest language ever

    Monday, January 23, 2006

    Liddy and Hill

    It's not your normal conservative talk radio program, go to your AM station that carries, Bill Bennett, Laura Ingraham, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt (all heavyweights) and check out
  • The Liddy and Hill Show
  • , they are Tom Liddy (son of G.Gordon Liddy) and Austin Hill. These guys are about 40-42 years old, conservative, very well educated, funny and sharp as a tack, they know their stuff. On Fridays they do a 1 hour segment (their 2nd segment) of political correctnes, they call it "PC Friday". It is damn funny, don't miss it. Don't miss their show anyway.

    They went to a nationally syndicated show about 6 months ago after doing a 3 year local stint here in Phoenix. In Phoenix they are on KKNT 960AM, The Patriot beginning at 4PM MST. Check 'em out.....you won't be disappointed!

    How To Solve The Iran Problem: A 7 Point Plan

  • Greg Tinti at Political Pit Bull
  • has one of those ideas that might not be too crazy, here it is:

    Says Mr. Tinti:

    One acronym: KFC. It turns out that the first KFC opened in Syria and it's a hit. The Syrians are hooked on the chicken. So, here's the plan for Iran:

    1) While we go the diplomatic route for the time being, open hudreds of KFC's all thoughout Iran.

    2) The Iranian people will become hooked on KFC.

    3) Inevitably, diplomacy will fail because the leaders of Iran are nuts and really do want to "wipe Israel off the map."

    4) The US threatens to pull all KFC's out of Iran immediately.

    5) The Iranian people, hooked on KFC, revolt against the regime and overthrow it.

    6) Democracy, and fried chicken, take hold in Iran. The media dubs it the "Drumstick Revolution."

    7) The new Iranian government is pro-US, pro-Israel, and definitely pro-Colonel Sanders. Middle East peace ensues.

    Hey, it could happen...

    Ooh, That Middle East Ba-donk-a-donk..........Those Hamas Hotties

    No wonder those crazies can't wait to blow themselves up..........hopefully these are some of those virgins that they're going to get! :-)

    Friday, January 20, 2006

    Meet Felis!

  • .....and visit him here

  • Being born behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland I developed an acute form of anti-totalitarian allergy very early.
    Additionally I had to spent long hours studying numerous works of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Vladimir Lenin, which fact also contributed to my general dislike to totalitarian and radical dogmas.
    Another factor, which had enormous impact on my current political leaning, was WWII.
    No, I don’t remember it but my grandparents, parents and all other relatives did and some of them did not make it.
    Also, I was born in a city where one of the largest German concentration camps was operating during the German occupation of Poland.
    To a certain degree it was like living with the ghosts of all the people murdered there.
    The piles of human hair shaved from the victims, their clothing and shoes all stored by the pedantic and efficient administrators, who only followed orders and procedures.
    My greatest shock in life was to see how many people in the West and especially “educated” people were trying to give up their freedom and surrender to imaginary idols of social justice.
    The same people who looked upon religious folks with superiority would blindly and without hesitation follow ideologies created on paper by other people who never left their cozy lives and warm rooms.
    On my arrival in Australia (many moons ago) I discovered quickly that my acquired training in history and philosophy did not always ensure steady income and so I retrained to become an IT professional.
    I live in Sydney, which city without a doubt is the best place in the world.

    Bush vs Osama....41% of Kos Readers despise Bush

    Top liberal blogger
  • Daily Kos
  • polled his readers on who they despised more, GW Bush or Osama Bin Laden
  • here's the poll
  • . Now, what more proof do we need to see that the liberals hate America?

    A Salute to Sergeant America! ¡Salud!

    We've got one good hombre here folks, go visit one of the really good guys, Air Force
  • Sergeant America!
  • Today in History.....January 20

    On this day in …

    * 1841, the island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain. (It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.)

    * 1887, the U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base

    * 1942, Nazi officials, ym"sh, held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Jews

    * 1945, President Roosevelt was sworn into office for an unprecedented fourth term

    * 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan

    * 1995, the space shuttle Endeavour landed after a nine-day mission that included snaring a Japanese satellite

    * 2000, hundreds of thousands of protesting Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada to step down; Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was sworn in as the new president

    Thursday, January 19, 2006

    Stock Tip?

    Intelligent Medical Implants AG (IMI), a Zug, Switzerland-based company announced that its first-generation Learning Retinal Implant System, containing a 50-electrode device, was successfully implanted in two patients in December 2005. Clinical eval of the device with these two patients is scheduled this month at the University of Hamburg Medical School, Germany. According to the press release (.pdf), the Learning Retinal Implant System is by far the most complex retinal implant tested in humans.

  • Here's the company, Intelligent Medical Implants
  • Tequila Fans......

    Whewwwww! Both sides win, and so does the town Tequila, Jalisco, México....for all the gringo's, say that 3 times fast, especially after a few tequila's!

    A potential crisis in Margaritaville was averted Tuesday when U.S. and Mexican trade officials signed an agreement ensuring the continued northward flow of tequila.

    Mexico agreed to drop a proposed ban on bulk sales of the liquor to American bottlers in exchange for guarantees that the U.S. would better police its neighbor's national spirit after it leaves Mexican soil.

  • Article here from Tequila Aficionado
  • Bin Laden: "We Are Ready to Attack"

  • Check it out over at Drudge

  • You kill his #2 boy and look what happens, a wounded dog is starting to bark - JG

    The Not So Mad Mind of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    Another must read,
  • VDH's article at Jewish World Review

  • Excerpts:

    In all his crazed pronouncements, Ahmadinejad reflects an end-of-days view: History is coming to its grand finale under his aegis. Indeed, President Ahmadinejad magically entrances even his foreign audiences into stupor. Of his recent United Nations speech, he boasted: "I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there. And for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink."


    He has studied the recent Western postmodern mind, nursed on its holy trinity of multiculturalism, moral equivalence and relativism. As a third-world populist, Ahmadinejad expects that his own fascism will escape scrutiny if he just recites enough the past sins of the West. He also understands victimology. So he also knows that to destroy the Israelis, he — not they — must become the victim, and the Europeans the ones who forced his hand. To quote Ahmadinejad:

    "So we ask you: If you indeed committed this great crime, why should the oppressed people of Palestine be punished for it? If you committed a crime, you yourselves should pay for it."

    Can you say....Hitler??

    Stuck on Stupid

    Sent to me via the infamous and winner of last week's Michelob Ultra Golf Tour event at Palm Valley in Arizona......... Vinstein of Scottsdale

    Ever wonder what the expression "stuck on stupid" meant?

    The grinning idiot clinging to Je$$e Jack$on is Cindy Sheehan... the sob sister protesting the war at Bush's ranch, who lost her son in the war, the same son she gave up in her divorce when he was 7 years old.

    And by the way if you wonder why she has so much free time ... she is going through another divorce right now and guess what? She is giving up custody of another son.

    As Forest Gump once wisely proclaimed, "Stupid is as stupid does."

    Today in History.....January 19

    On this day in …

    * 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds

    * 1944, the federal government relinquished control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute

    * 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Eisenhower

    * 1981, the United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months

    * 2000, in a deal sparing himself possible indictment, President Clinton acknowledged for the first time making false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky. He also surrendered his law license for five years, which ended today.

    * 2004, previewing his second inauguration, President Bush pledged to seek unity in a nation divided by political differences, saying, "I am eager and ready for the work ahead." ALSO: Condoleezza Rice won strong but not unanimous endorsement as secretary of state from a Senate panel. The American Cancer Society reported that cancer had passed heart disease as the top killer of Americans age 85 and younger.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006


    What Would Joe Gringo Do

    -If I had the opportunity to invite any living person(s) for dinner, I'd invite the Mrs., Michael Medved (because he knows everything about everything, except sports), Noam Chomsky (so Medved could put the The Chump in his place), Arnold Palmer (because he's probably lived one of the greatest lives on earth), The Pope, GW Bush (so I could understand what information a President REALLY has access to and what he knows), Vaclav Havel (another incredibly interesting life), probably Paul McCartney and my son Juul so he could soak all of this in. There's more but that would be dinner #1.

    -Have the PGA Tour put restrictions on golf club and golf ball design........ for the PGA Tour players.

    -Throw the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill in the garbage.

    -Re-produce parts of The Beatle's Let It Be album, especially "The Long and Winding Road".

    -Start calling "palming" on NBA players, it's ridiculous!

    -Have NFL player Simeon Rice spend a week with the Texas Rangers :-) ......the military Texas Rangers that is.

    -Have one television channel dedicated to "All in the Family" 24/7.

    -Have NASCAR try a race or two with all right turns.

    -Give me 15 minutes in a room with Osama Bin Laden........just the 2 of us......wouldn't really need that long, but I would want him to understand the meaning of fear.

    Condi: No Need for More Negotiations With Iran

    When you have powerhouse intellectuals such as Charles Krauthammer, Victor Davis Hanson, Mark Steyn, Michael Barone, Kenneth Timmerman et al, writing alarming articles about Iran's President (Mark Steyn calls him President Ahmageddonouttahere), hellbent penchant for Armageddon the world (especially the liberal left) better stand up and take notice.

    The concensus from top columnists is that it's probably impossible for the US to stop an Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, short of a full-scale invasion. Once Iran acquires nuclear weapons it will simply be a matter of time before Arab states follow and that there better be an overthrow of the current regime in Iran by the Iranian people (which is possible, there have been many protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) or we are going to have to take the gloves off and get ready for invasion #3. An invasion such as this will make the current war in Iraq look like a walk in the park.

    Hillary's turn!!!

    On monday it was New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, now it's Hillary's turn. They (Democrat's) remind me of the Peanuts cartoon when Lucy keeps pulling the football away from Charlie Brown who attempts to kick it but misses the ball and falls flat on his back....yep you guessed it, the Republicans are Lucy and Democrats are Charlie Brown.

    Click on photo to enlarge.

    This is from
  • Michelle Malkin
  • ,
  • here's her article
  • and here's the great opening excerpt:

    The freaks come out at night. The demagogues came out on Martin Luther King Day.

    Democrat N.Y. Sen. Hillary Clinton perhaps looking to distract attention from those pesky Code Pink protesters who've been dogging her over the Iraq war, commemorated the holiday by pulling a reverse Sister Souljah at race hustler Al Sharpton's pulpit in Harlem. The Canaan Baptist Church welcomed her pandering with what the Associated Press described as "thunderous applause."

    Today in History.....January 18

    On this day in …

    * 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubbed the "Sandwich Islands."

    * 1788, the first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony

    * 1912, English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. (Scott and his party perished during the return trip.)

    * 1919, the World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France

    * 1943, during World War II, the Soviets announced they'd broken the long Nazi, ym"sh, siege of Leningrad. ALSO: A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. -- aimed at reducing bakeries'
    demand for metal replacement parts -- went into effect

    * 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler,"
    was convicted in Cambridge, Mass. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed by a fellow inmate in 1973.)

    * 1990, a jury in Los Angeles acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges

    * 1995, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced that 82 hostages were freed when his forces wiped out Chechen fighters in Pervomayskaya, ending a weeklong standoff; however, he said 18 other hostages were missing. ALSO: Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson filed for divorce from Michael Jackson

    * 2000, President Clinton, in a farewell from the Oval Office, told the nation that "America has done well" during his presidency, with record-breaking prosperity and a cleaner environment.
    Electricity-strapped California saw a second day of rolling blackouts. ALSO: Jesse Jackson revealed an extramarital affair that resulted in the birth of a bastard daughter

    * 2004, the world's largest commercial jet, an Airbus A380 that can carry 800 passengers, was unveiled in Toulouse, France

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    "Champagne" Frank Gaffney on the Iranian Threat

    Frank Gaffney is a regular guest on Hugh Hewitt's show, Hugh calls him Champagne Frank because his personality is about the exact opposite of someone who would have that nickname....besides, he doesn't drink. This isn't meant to make Gaffney to sound like a guy with no personality, he's a "to the point", serious and bright man, he'd have to be, Frank heads up the Center for Security Policy in Washington D.C.

  • Here's Frank's article
  • on the threat of Iran's nuclear capability, here's an excerpt:

    A blue-ribbon commission's report to the Congress last year (http://empcreport.ida.org/) found that a single nuclear weapon detonated in space high above the United States could unleash an immensely powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP). An EMP wave a million times stronger than the most powerful radio transmitter would damage or destroy the electrical grid and unshielded electronic devices upon which our society utterly depends. The effect (visualized in a short video available at www.WarFooting.com) could be "catastrophic" — possibly reducing America from a 21st Century superpower to a pre-industrial society in the blink of an eye.

  • Here's that video
  • showing what could possibly happen should such a missile were to be deployed.........crazy stuff!

    Ray Nagin and The "Chocolatization" of New Orleans

    Man, the left just comes up with ridiculous quote after quote, some real beauties, you've got Al Gore, HOward Dean, Hillary, Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy et al, let's just start off with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
  • In this article
  • Nagin says that God purposely created hurricane after hurricane to punish America because God is "Mad at America", even though that is crazy, I particularly like the next one, Nagin also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again.

    "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

    What about the white, hispanic, asian peoples of New Orleans? Since you have close ties with God, can you ask God if these people can remain there in New Orleans and be a part of the Chocolate city?

    I think I'm going to create a sidebar on my blog for "Quotes of the Day", oh well, back to work.

    George Clooney = No Class

    Here's George (C)Looney at the Golden Globe Awards last night:

    GEORGE CLOONEY: I want to thank Jack Abramoff, you know, just because. I’m the first one out, lets get this thing rolling. I don’t know why. Who would name their kid Jack with the last words ‘off’ at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up. Alright I just got bleeped.

    Something to Think About.....If You Live In Arizona

    .......the great state of Arizona has 6 potential future Vice President or Presidential nominees. They are Republican Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, Republican Congressmen Jeff Flake, J.D. Hayworth and John Shadegg, who is in the running for House Majority Leader.
  • Hugh Hewitt
  • had John Shadegg on his radio program yesterday (I didn't hear it, was out golfing....and got smoked) but
  • here is the trancsript from Radio Blogger
  • , I think you'll like what you read, also, he received a big thumbs up from
  • National Review
  • ......and, oh yah....the other one is Governor Janet Napolitano, Democrat, who I would have to say is doing a fair job, she's taking the ideas from the Republicans such as tax cuts and a tough stance on immigration, that helps her here.

    I said future, like 2008, 2012, 2016 and so on. I really like Kyl, Flake and Shadegg....Hayworth as well, but many people have a hard time listening to him speak, McCain cocentrates too much on being a "maverick", man I'm tired of that name, he's also distanced himself from the real conservative Repbulicans.

    Anyway, just a passing thought.......also, I just noticed, all of their names begin with a "J" !

    Today in History.....January 17

    On this day in …

    * 1806, Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha, gave birth to James Madison Randolph, the first child born in the White House

    * 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate

    * 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II

    * 1945, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody

    * 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed on the Spanish coast. (Three of the bombs were quickly recovered, but the fourth wasn't found until April.)

    * 1991, in the first day of Operation Desert Storm, U.S.-led forces hammered Iraqi targets in an effort to drive Iraq out of Kuwait

    * 1995, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine followers were handed long prison sentences for plotting to blow up New York-area landmarks

    * 2000, faced with an electricity crisis, California used rolling blackouts to cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people. Gov.
    Gray Davis signed an emergency order authorizing the state to buy power

    * 2004, Iraqi expatriates in 14 countries began registering to vote in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections

    Friday, January 13, 2006

    The Truth and Clarity are Sometimes Depressing....

    .....but we need to sack up.
  • VDH's article The Multilateral Moment? (here)
  • is just another great piece of writing from this man, he definitely has a true gift.

    The last paragraph pretty much sums it up....

    Finally, the public must be warned that dealing with a nuclear Iran is not a matter of a good versus a bad choice, but between a very bad one now and something far, far worse to come.

    I believe that this is one of those moments in history where good men must take a decision or face a frightful future. Europe, Russia, China, Asia all need to step up to the plate. Unfortunately Europe is full of a bunch of bobbleheads, Russia is in bed with Iran and I think that China actually likes the fact that Iran is becoming a major thorn in our side....it'll probably come down to the USA and Israel doing something, because nothing will get done unless these 2 countries do something. I think you'll see GW Bush refrain from calling Islam the "Religion of Peace"....'cause it ain't, It's Islam's way or the highway, and that highway is hell.

    On a lighter note, have you heard "Believe" by Brooks & Dunn? Ronnie Dunn can flat out sing.....it's a gospel tune, he absolutely nails it.

    Sean Penn is a Loser and a Candy A$%

    He can't quit smoking because, he says, "George Bush has caused me so much stress, I can't quit smoking".

    Isn't that pathetic? He blames Bush for everything, suck it up you pansy, if you want to quit smoking, stop buying smokes......and move the hell out of the country you hate. He is a true idiot. Is he still doing his "reporting" gig for the San Francisco Chronicle in Iraq? Hope so.....stay there you putz.

    Today in History.....January 13

    On this day in …

    * 1794, President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)

    * 1898, Emile Zola's famous defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," was published in Paris

    * 1993, President Bush bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on former President Reagan.

    * 1994, authorities in Portland, Ore., arrested Shawn Eckardt, a bodyguard for figure skater Tonya Harding and Derrick Smith in connection with the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. ALSO: In Los Angeles, the judge in the Erik Menendez murder case declared a mistrial after jurors could not reach a verdict.

    * 1999, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from the Chicago Bulls.

    * 2004, Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round

    Thursday, January 12, 2006

    Hillary and "Her" Body Armor Debate

  • Check this out from Black Five
  • the 2nd paragraph has a link with a video showing insurgent snipers shooting an American soldier and ranting "Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar" (God is Great)....fortunately, our soldier had protective gear on and was not injured. This soldier and his partner eventually tracked down those snipers and shot one of them, following their trail of blood, they captured them AND gave aid to the injured insurgent sniper....amazing.....check it out.

    This soldier's name is Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer

    Mahdaviat and The President of Iran

    Thanks to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, a new word has entered the political vocabulary: mahdaviat.

    Not surprisingly, it's a technical religious term. Mahdaviat derives from mahdi, Arabic for "rightly-guided one," a major figure in Islamic eschatology. He is, explains the Encyclopedia of Islam, "the restorer of religion and justice who will rule before the end of the world."

    This is from
  • Daniel Pipes' article here
  • over at
  • Real Clear Politics

  • This is the same guy who believes Armegeddon will take place in the next 2,3,4 years....something tells me it's going to get ugly (uglier) soon, even
  • John F'n Kerry is worried
  • here's the rest of the article:

    The concept originated in the earliest years of Islam and, over time, became particularly identified with the Shi'ite branch. Whereas "it never became an essential part of Sunni religious doctrine," continues the encyclopedia, "Belief in the coming of the Mahdi of the Family of the Prophet became a central aspect of the faith in radical Shi'ism," where it is also known as the return of the Twelfth Imam.

    Mahdaviat means "belief in and efforts to prepare for the Mahdi."

    In a fine piece of reporting, Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor shows the centrality of mahdaviat in Ahmadinejad's outlook and explores its implications for his policies.

    When he was still mayor of Teheran in 2004, for example, Ahmadinejad appears to have secretly instructed the city council to build a grand avenue to prepare for the Mahdi. A year later, as president, he allocated $17 million for a bluetiled mosque closely associated with mahdaviat in Jamkaran, south of the capital. He has instigated the building of a direct Teheran-Jamkaran railroad line. He had a list of his proposed cabinet members dropped into a well adjacent to the Jamkaran mosque, it is said, to benefit from its purported divine connection.

    He often raises the topic, and not just to Muslims. When addressing the United Nations in September, Ahmadinejad flummoxed his audience of world political leaders by concluding his address with a prayer for the Mahdi's appearance: "O mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace."

    On returning to Iran from New York, Ahmadinejad recalled the effect of his UN speech:

    One of our group told me that when I started to say "In the name of God the almighty and merciful," he saw a light around me, and I was placed inside this aura. I felt it myself. I felt the atmosphere suddenly change, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, the leaders of the world did not blink... And they were rapt. It seemed as if a hand was holding them there and had opened their eyes to receive the message from the Islamic republic.

    WHAT PETERSON calls the "presidential obsession" with mahdaviat leads Ahmadinejad to "a certitude that leaves little room for compromise. From redressing the gulf between rich and poor in Iran to challenging the United States and Israel and enhancing Iran's power with nuclear programs, every issue is designed to lay the foundation for the Mahdi's return."

    "Mahdaviat is a code for [Iran's Islamic] revolution, and is the spirit of the revolution," says the head of an institute dedicated to studying and speeding the Mahdi's appearance. "This kind of mentality makes you very strong," observes the political editor of Resalat newspaper, Amir Mohebian. "If I think the Mahdi will come in two, three, or four years, why should I be soft? Now is the time to stand strong, to be hard."

    Some Iranians, reports PBS, "worry that their new president has no fear of international turmoil, may think it's just a sign from God."

    Mahdaviat has direct and ominous implications for the US-Iran confrontation, says an Ahmadinejad supporter, Hamidreza Taraghi of Iran's hard-line Islamic Coalition Society. It implies seeing Washington as the rival to Teheran, and even as a false Mahdi.

    For Ahmadinejad, the top priority is to challenge America, and specifically to create a powerful model state based on "Islamic democracy" by which to oppose it. Taraghi predicts trouble ahead unless Americans fundamentally change their ways.

    I'd reverse that formulation. The most dangerous leaders in modern history are those (like Hitler) equipped with a totalitarian ideology and a mystical belief in their own mission. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fulfills both these criteria, as revealed by his UN comments. That combined with his expected nuclear arsenal make him an adversary who must be stopped, and urgently.

    Mr. Pipes (www.DanielPipes.org) is director of the Middle East Forum and author of Miniatures (Transaction Publishers).

    Today in History.....January 12

    On this day in …

    * 1773, the first public museum in America was established, in Charleston, S.C.

    * 1932, Hattie W. Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate

    * 1942, President Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board

    * 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

    * 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race

    * 1966, President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended

    * 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz

    * 1999, Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder

    * 2004, a NASA spacecraft, Deep Impact, blasted off on a mission to smash a hole in a comet and give scientists a glimpse of the frozen primordial ingredients of the solar system. (The probe smashed into Comet Tempel 1 on July 3.) ALSO: Britain's Prince Harry apologized after a newspaper published a photograph of the young royal wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party

    Wednesday, January 11, 2006

    2005 Idiotarian of the Year......and the Winner is.....

    ....The Professional Griever!!!! This poll is courtesy of
  • Little Green Footballs

  • With 21,381 votes cast in the second round, and despite the best efforts of many Venezuelans to tilt the poll toward the estimable Hugo Chavez, we’re very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2005 Idiotarian of the Year Award (Fiskie for short) is none other than the mainstream media’s favorite “peace mom,” the one and only Cindy Sheehan. Here are the top 3 finalists:

    A). Hugo Chavez

    B). Cindy Sheehan

    C). The New York Times

    Michelle Wie and the Sony Open (starts tomorrow)

    I admire her, she's a phenom, what a swing, but I do hope she misses the cut. Why? I would like to see her win something first, anything, the LPGA Tour, Women's Korean Tour, Women's Asian Tour, anything....just produce first before taking a slot from a a guy trying to make it on the PGA Tour.

    For a REAL Good Time.......Listen to Slow Joe Biden

    Waffling is contagious....

  • Radio Blogger
  • has the
  • transcript here
  • of Slow Joe Biden and his comments regarding the confirmation of Judge Alito and, more importantly (or entertaining) of his speech to the students at Princeton 2 years ago. It's priceless, I laughed my tail off yesterday driving home and listening to all of this
  • on the Hugh Hewitt show.
  • Radio Blogger is Hugh Hewitt's producer.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Here, Slow Joe tells the students at Princeton assembled about a campus tour he took with his son and a young coed: "This magnificently attractive, intellectually and physically beautiful young girl, was a sophomore, was showing us around,a nd I figured, man we got a lock now. My son is gonna really be interested, and, I know, senators aren't supposed to say things like that but, ah, if he hadn't been interested, I would have been worried."

    Keep in mind that Slow Joe, admirer of coeds, said in the hearings today:

    Discrimination has become very sophisticated. It has become very, very sophisticated, very much more subtle than it was when I got here 34 years ago, or 50 years ago, and, um, and employees don't say anymore, you know, "We don't like blacks in this company," or "We don't want women here." They say things like, well, "They wouldn't fit in," or you know, "They tend to be too emotional," or, um, "a little high strung." I mean, there are all different ways in which now it has become so much more subtle...

    Can you imagine if any Republican senator was caught on tape saying what Joe Biden said at Princeton?

    My name is uh, umm, well it's uh a a , hnnm, well you know, uh ummmm, huh huh, yah, well like, well you know, it's like, well uh.....uh, gosh, oh come on, heh heh, well, you know, uh uh.....mmmmm, well its......Slow Joe Biden!

    Today in History.....January 11

    On this day in …

    * 1913, the first sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th Automobile Show in New York

    * 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean

    * 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies

    * 1943, the United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China

    * 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health

    * 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the
    1972 Munich Olympics

    * 1995, addressing pointed questions about the first lady, President Clinton offered a rousing defense of his wife, Hillary, during a news conference. ALSO: The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on a nine-day mission

    Tuesday, January 10, 2006

    Alito Alito Alito......have fun with this one

    ......unless you are Ted Kennedy, he calls him "Alioto", he's such an annoying dope....and a a murderer at that, do you know he named his dog "Splash"...this guy is sick!!

    Anyway, most news is covering the confirmation hearings for Judge Alito and I really can't add anything pertinent to what's is out there, so....look, just conirm him, the A.B.A. gave him the highest rating posssible. The Democrats will do ANYTHING to block any progress and are hellbent on destroying anything the Republicans stand for. I guess when your party can't distinguish between good an evil, right or wrong.....or believe in God for that matter, anything to destroy the right is all they can do. No wonder they keep losing elections.

    Okay, have fun with this one......look, we're all gonna die one day, ever wonder what you headstone might look like?
  • Go here to see what your headstome could look like
  • it is called
  • The Tombstone Generator
  • this si courtesy of
  • Ron Franscell

  • PS - that 8 iron hit the green, 2 putted for a birdie ;-)

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    Today in History.....January 9

    On this day in …

    * 1768, the first modern circus was staged in London

    * 1945, during World War II, American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines

    * 1957, Anthony Eden resigned as British prime minister

    * 1964, anti-U.S. rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and three U.S. soldiers

    * 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface

    * 1972, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purported biography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake

    * 1986, the Internal Revenue Service, for the first time, announced it would withhold income tax refunds coming to 750,000 government loan defaulters, most of them former students

    * 1994, at the White House, presidential advisers prepared a public and legal defense in President Clinton's impeachment trial on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. ALSO: Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, meanwhile, pledged "above all, fairness" to the president.

    * 1995, House Speaker Newt Gingrich asked for the resignation of House historian Christina Jeffrey after it was revealed she'd once criticized a school program on the Holocaust for not including the "Nazi point of view" or that of the Ku Klux Klan

    Friday, January 06, 2006

    W.W.J.G.D: What Would Joe Gringo Do

    New feature......

    Pat Robertson: Wow.....hey neighbor, you certainly don't speak for all Americans, Christians, conservatives or liberals. You are actually siding with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran on this one, and that dude is insane. Somthing to think about......when it is your turn to pass on, may it be because of your remarks regarding Ariel Sharon????? I'd give Robertson a new PR guy. This just in....Robertson said today said his own 'ignorant remarks are another manifestation of God’s anger.'" ......wow.

    Howard Dean: A gift to the Republican Party from the Democrat Party. Let this guy keep on talking, the more the better.

    Broke Back Mountain: What one of them gay cowboys gave the other gay cowboy......a Broke Back "Mountin'" the other. I'm sure there were a few fag cowboys back then...you know....out there on the range for months at a time with no one else but other cowpokes, but no real desire to see this flick, heard it was beautifully shot, didn't some Middle Easterner direct this movie?....go figure. I read that Newsweek gave a review of "an important, compelling, passionate love story"....what's so important about 2 dudes on horses, boozing it up and then shacking up together out in the desert?

    My Golf Swing: I'd take the set-up and backswing of my buddy Chad Dean, the ferocious impact of buddy Bob Interdonato, the ability to maneuver the ball and tell jokes like buddy Bill Marko, the desire to get better like Mike Vinson, still kind of like my follw through, putt like Tiger, compress the ball like brother Jimmy.....and have buddy Brenyn Albright's motor home mansion to tool around in.

    Osama Bin Laden: Up the ante to $100MM for his head.

    George Clooney: Ship this clown to France.

    A Miner's Last Words

    The letter was written by Martin Toler Jr., who died in the Sago mine. It reads: "Tell all I see them on the other side JR I love you It wasn't bad just went to sleep." (Courtesy of the Toler family,
  • via Associated Press
  • .)

    Today in History.....January 6

    On this day in …

    * 1838, Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.

    * 1925, Paavo Nurmi, known as the "Flying Finn" and regarded as the greatest runner of his day, set world records in the mile and 5,000-meter run within the space of one hour in his first U.S.
    appearance, an indoor meet at New York City's new Madison Square Garden

    * 1942, the Pan American Airways Pacific Clipper arrived in New York after making the first 'round-the-world trip by a commercial airplane

    * 1967, U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Deckhouse Five, an offensive in the Mekong River delta

    * 1984, the first test-tube quadruplets, all boys, were born in Melbourne, Australia. ALSO: The 100th Congress convened with Democrats controlling the Senate, and thus both houses, for the first time under the Reagan administration

    * 1994, U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right knee by a man who then fled. The attack, which forced Kerrigan to withdraw from the U.S. Figure Skating Championship, was traced to four men with links to her leading rival, Tonya Harding

    * 1995, President Clinton, bowing to months of Republican demands, offered a seven-year balanced-budget plan using Congressional Budget Office figures. Republican candidates kicked off the 1996 presidential campaign year by shadowboxing with absent front-runner Bob Dole at a televised debate in Columbia, S.C.

    * 2000, with the vanquished Vice President Al Gore presiding, Congress formally certified George W. Bush the winner of the achingly close and bitterly contested 2000 presidential election

    * 2004, Congress certified President Bush's re-election. ALSO:
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen was arrested 41 years after three civil rights workers were slain in Mississippi. (Killen was later convicted of manslaughter.) Andrea Yates' murder conviction for drowning her children in the bathtub was overturned by a Texas appeals court

    Thursday, January 05, 2006

    Why the West is in Danger of Extinction...

    ....this is from
  • Mark Steyn
  • , noted as probably the best columnist today. I know this came out about 36 hours ago (old news in the blogosphere) but is a great read.....
  • go here and to "It's the Demography Stupid"
  • Bush to Blame for Mining Tragedy...

    ....didn't you just get the feeling this would be brought up? The left is pathetic. This is from
  • Political Pit Bull, read it here
  • Here is an excerpt:

    Clearly, mining safety has continued to improve throughout the years thanks to technology and regardless of the party affiliation of the occupant of the Oval Office. If the Bush administration has in fact undermined (no pun intended) the safety of miners in America over the last five years, it's not showing up in the numbers. And in this case, for those interested in facts and not ax-grinding partisanship, the number of injuries and fatalities is the bottom line measure.

    Yet this is the first time we've seen an effort to try and blame a President for contributing to deaths related to a tragic mining accident. It certainly didn't happen under Clinton, nor for that matter do I recall it happening with the Quecreek mining accident in 2002 - perhaps because there was a happy ending to that story. It just goes to show how distorted and dishonest the level of discourse has become in the country recently because of the left's insatiable hatred for President Bush.


    Mass Transit and Business Owners Who Are Scratch Golfers...

    Took the car in today to get her serviced, our CFO was supposed to pick me up after I dropped her off and take me to work.....well he was ill today so I decided to take the bus.......for a cool $1.25! This got me to thinking about what is happening now in the Greater Phoenix area.

    A vote was put to the people over 1 year ago regarding putting in a light rail system here in Phoenix to the tune of nearly $15 Billion.....yes Billion dollars. What a complete joke. This makes about as much sense as building a state of the art football stadium (at the public's expense) for the world's worst sports organization (Arizona Cardinals) that only less than half of the seats get sold to.......and adding an extra $100 MM in net worth to the owners! Oh yah......we already did that here.

    Have you ever been to Phoenix? To get from the southeast valley to get to the northwest part of the valley (Queen Creek to Sun City) will take you a good hour and a half. This new light rail system will take people to/from central Mesa, travel through Tempe and into central Phoenix. This thing is only about 17 miles in length. Do you know how many people work in these areas where this light rail will travel? Not $15 Billion worth. This light rail will benefit some people, but the bulk of the new homes/businesses being built are in the extreme west valley and east valley....not where this light rail will run through. People will find that they will have to drive to get to the light rail, and when they get off, they will need some other form of transportation to get to where they need to go. What if you live in the SE valley and work in the NE valley or vice versa? Oops....light rail don't go that way there neighbor.

    What is a better plan? More buses and widen sthe treets/freeways. I have done a considerable amount of bus travel throughout Mexico and you can get just about anywhere you want to go......they have their bus system down pat.....we should do that here. What about the smog? The newer technology is taking care of that part. Put a couple of hundred more buses out there, new bus routes and you can get to just about anywhere in the valley you want to go......not just the central parts of Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix.

    Now, about business owners who are scratch golfers..........you've got to love them. I bring this up because the place I dropped my car off at today, the owner is nearly a scratch golfer, he's a 2, but not for long. Any guy who can run a very successful mechanic's shop, treat you very fair, provide excellent customer service and has the time to play golf weekly (like 2x at least) has got it together. Go see Mike Vinson Automotive in Scottsdale next time.

    Today in History.....January 5

    On this day in …

    * 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va.

    * 1895, French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank. (He was ultimately vindicated.)

    * 1896, the Austrian newspaper Wiener Presse reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as X-rays

    * 1925, Nellie T. Ross succeeded her late husband as governor of Wyoming, becoming the first female governor in U.S. history

    * 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal

    * 1970, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was found murdered with his wife and daughter at their Clarksville, Pa., home. UMWA President Anthony Boyle and three others were convicted of the killings

    * 1993, the state of Washington executed Westley Allan Dodd, an admitted child s e x killer, in America's first legal hanging since

    * 2004, President Bush opened a new drive for caps on medical malpractice awards, contending the limits would lower health care costs

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    One Man's Whistleblower

    Sent to me by my buddy Dave in Queen Creek via
  • Cox and Forkum

  • Republican Senator Mitch McConnell agrees with President Bush that whoever leaked the details about a domestic spying program has "breached our national security and endangered Americans." And he says the Justice Department should "go after" that person.
    But Democrat Charles Schumer says the leaker could just be a "whistleblower" trying to expose illegal activity.

    Schumer tells "Fox News Sunday" that "there are differences between felons and whistleblowers."

    The Justice Department is looking into how The New York Times found out about President Bush's secret program of surveillance, inside the U-S, done without warrants. Bush defends the program as part of the fight against terrorism, and says it will continue.


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    FIRST THE KATRINA REPORTING fell apart. Then there was the whole wolf fiasco, Dan Rather, etc. Now there's the misreporting of the trapped-miners story.

    If bloggers had made these kinds of mistakes, Big-Media folks would be pointing them out as evidence that the blogosphere can't be trusted. But where were all those editors, filters, and fact-checkers?

    Network television and the newspapers are on their way out, almost every major newspaper has seen a considerable drop in subscriptions as well as a drop in audience for network (and most cable) stations.....with pathetic reporting like what we have witnessed, the sooner the demise, the better.


    Today in History.....

    n this day in …

    * 1904, the Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United States freely; however, the court stopped short of declaring them U.S. citizens

    * 1951, during the Korean conflict, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces captured the city of Seoul

    * 1965, President Johnson outlined the goals of his Great Society in his State of the Union Address

    * 1974, President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee

    * 1995, the 104th Congress convened, the first entirely under Republican control since the Eisenhower era

    * 2004, the governor of the Baghdad region known for cooperating closely with American troops, was assassinated along with six bodyguards as he drove to work

    Tuesday, January 03, 2006

    Thought You Might Like These......

    Picture shows that this guy has been thru Survival School. He's giving the sign of "coercion" with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by future POW's to send messages back to our intelligence services viewing the photo or video. This guy was being coerced into holding hands with Hillary. Little did she know that he would tell us. I still stand by my recent post saying that if you wrote "despise" on every piece of sand on earth, that still wouldn't amount to what I think of this hag.

    Lerch, Bubba and a cow or pig......yes a pig......any woman (?) who has the gall to flash her thong to the President of the United States has absolutley no class and is a pig.


    You won't hear this on network TV or read it in your daily newspaper.......so I'll go ahead....

    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq – U.S. Marines discovered more than ten metric tons of munitions hidden at 72 cache sites 39 km south of Fallujah during the week-long Operation Green Trident.

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  • if that link doesn't work, try this one http://www.mnf-iraq.com/

    Today in History.....January 3

    On this day in …

    * 1777, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J.

    * 1868, the Meiji Restoration re-established the authority of Japan's emperor and heralded the fall of the military rulers known as "shoguns."

    * 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized

    * 1947, congressional proceedings were televised for the first time as viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York got to see some of the opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress

    * 1959, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union as the 49th state

    * 1961, the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba

    * 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital

    * 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S.
    forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission

    * 1993, President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a historic nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow

    * 2000, the last new daily "Peanuts" strip by Charles Schulz ran in 2,600 newspapers

    * 2004, President Bush tapped his father, former President Bush, and former President Clinton to help raise tsunami relief funds