Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More Ammo Here, As If You Need Anymore....

......for your liberal friends, enemies, aquaintences, who think we went to war for (yawn) oil, Halliburton, to line Bush's pockets and other cockamamie ideas.....print it and give the report on the link and give it to them. A great round-up right here with links, that suggests that Iraq not only had WMD's, but that Saddam Hussein had links to Al Qaeda. Touché..........

For The Men....

New Virus Found In Prostate Tumors Suggests Prostate Cancer May Be An Infectious Disease. In a report presented at an American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, scientists from the Cleveland Clinic suggest that prostate cancer, especially in patients who exhibit a certian type of genetic mutation, may be cause by a virus. More here

If you know of someone who has had to endure prostate removal, I'm sure you'll agree what a wonderful find this is if proven to be true!

You Reap What You Sow......And In The Middle East, They Have Some Lousy Tailors! :-)

You raise 'em like this......

......and they'll have the mentality of this.

Today in History.....February 28

On this day in …

* 1827, the first U.S. railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, was incorporated

* 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others

* 1849, the ship California arrived at San Francisco, carrying the first of the gold-seekers

* 1861, the Territory of Colorado was organized

* 1951, the committee headed by Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., issued a preliminary report saying at least two major crime syndicates were operating in the U.S.

* 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes

* 1974, the United States and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after a seven-year break

* 1977, fist killer whale born in captivity (Marineland at Los

* 1983, the final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch

* 1993, a gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began

* 1994, Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect

* 1995, Denver International Airport opened after 16 months of delays and $3.2 billion in budget overruns

* 1996, President Clinton and the Congress agreed on a sanctions bill aimed at driving foreign investors from Cuba. ALSO: Britain's Princess Diana agreed to divorce Prince Charles

Monday, February 27, 2006

Cheney To Retire After Mid-Term Elections?

If so, I posted this prediction on August 24, 2005. , go here for the article on Dick Cheney http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/cheney3.htm and here's my prediction from Aug. 24:

2008 predictions
Yes, it is early, but here we go.........

Republican nominees:Pres. - GulianiVP - George Allen, Bill Frist or Condi Rice.
I have since revised the choices.......George Allen and Condi Rice as the VP

Senator McCain and Senator Hagel have very little chance of being the GOP nominee because GOP primary voters will be very loyal to GW, and those two senators haven't been.

How's this for a possibility? Cheney will step down in 2007, citing health reasons, Bush will appoint Guliani as VP. Why? The 2008 elections would be the first time in over 50 years that the incumbent party would not have anyone running for Pres., and I don't think Cheney has it in him for another 8 years (even though I would vote for him).

Democrat nominees:Pres. - HillaryVP - Gov. Bill Richardson or Sen Evan Bayh

Richardson brings a lot of Washington DC experience, his recent moves on immigration may prove to a big plus for him, considering neither party has done anything on this all too important topic.Many Democrats may see Evan Bayh as just the candidate they need in the wake of Kerry's recent loss. He is a strong Democrat from a solidly "red" state, i.e., he was overwhelmingly elected to a second term as senator even as George W. Bush overwhelmingly carried his state in the presidential election (as all Republican candidates have in recent presidential elections).Can't wait to see Kerry, Gore, Howard Dean and John Edwards campaign strategy in 2008, what a pack of crap this group is.Guliani wins. Hillary is too polarizing and a socialist.

From The Man.......

From the Mike Vinson Fan Club in Scottsdale, who by the way is in third place in the SW Region in the Michelob Ultra Golf Tour.....thanks Vinnie.

Joe Gringo says the four coolest names out there are Jesus Christ, Renaldo Nehemiah (former track star & NFL'er), Dierks Bentley, and The Man Ronald Reagan, here's Ronnie:

-Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

-"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

- "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant:
It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

- "Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

-"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

-"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but
doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

-"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at
one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

-"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a
nation gone under."

-"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a
government program."

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about
anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in
the middle of a Cabinet meeting."

-"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I
have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

- "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it."

-"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

-"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so
formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

Who's Running Venezuela?

Drug Traffickers, Money Launderer's and Terrorists, that's who. Along with Castro mini-me, take a look at who at the helm in Venezuela:

Carlos Rafael Lanz Rodriguez (ID. 3437254) - This former career terrorist, who once kidnapped and held an American businessman for several years, was named by Chavez to head ALCASA, Venezuela’s aluminum processing utility, believed by some experts to be a front for Uranium mining. Last year, he was seen meeting with Mustafa Setmariam Nasar onboard a Panamanian-registered freighter on the Caribbean coast. For those of you not following the global war on terrorism, Mr. Nasar is the Syrian Al-Qaeda leader who was the intellectual author of the Madrid train bombing, and is one of the most wanted fugitives in the world. This super-terrorist is regularly protected by the Direccion De Los Servicios De Inteligencia Y Prevencion, DISIP, when he travels in Venezuela. What was the subject of their conversation?

Guillermo Antonio Garcia Ponce (ID. 10804) - One of Venezuela’s most radical Marxists, (Liberacion Nacional in the 1960s) Comandante Garcia is Chavez’ liaison with the government of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, or North Korea. His mission is to acquire prohibited nuclear technology, and he has taken at least 8 trips to North Korea for that express purpose. It makes you wonder why North Korean military officers have been seen at Fort Tiuna, and what exactly Venezuela has purchased from that rogue country.

Ramiro Francisco Helmeyer Quevedo (ID. 5217226) - Released by Chavez from a 30-year prison sentence for murder (Mario Patty), this psychopath has been wanted in the US for weapons violations and escape for twenty four years (Northern District of Georgia, Case Numbers 1982cr-00220 and 1982cr-00355). His status as a trafficker in narcotics to Canada doesn’t seem to bother the Chavez government, though; Chavez unilaterally threw out his Venezuelan murder conviction, case No. 182-M-142. He is a “financial advisor” to DISIP, looter of PDVSA funds. His government-sanctioned crimes remain unknown thus far, but his involvement is a certainty, as is his longtime involvement with Orlando Castro Llanes. Helmeyer’s close associate, Alex Del Nogal, was also released by Chavez from a 20-year prison term, and is also currently with DISIP. One wonders how DISIP leaders reconcile Del Nogal’s prison term in Switzerland, and subsequent escape from custody, with his law enforcement role.

Orlando Castro Llanes (ID. 12391789) - Cuban-born Venezuelan financier and money launderer, he played a key role in Venezuela’s 1993-1994 banking crisis. He was convicted in the US of defrauding depositors of more than $ 55 million at Banco Progreso Internacional de Puerto Rico. This individual has been allowed to reopen his insurance business and is now a close aide to Chavez. Is it his communist past or his ability to destroy financial institutions, or both, that attract Chavez, and is he the brains behind Chavez’ foreign bank purchases?

Ricardo Fernandez Barrueco (ID. 9095496) - No stranger to our attention, a man who went from living in a grain silo to being a PROAREPA multimillionaire in record time, thanks to the Chavez family. He represents one of the greatest threats to Venezuela’s economy, as he has the ability to drain all of Venezuela’s wealth, both domestic and foreign, using his network of offshore tax haven bank accounts. Will he be the bagman who pays HAMAS with Venezuela’s PDVSA profits in Teheran? We shall continue to investigate, so stay tuned.

Great stuff from Kenneth Rijock

Don Knotts....Rest In Peace

Barney Fife, the greatest character EVER on TV, thanks for all of the great laughs! Archie Bunker is a close second. Since I rarely ever watch TV, but have caught one episode of 24, Jack Bauer gets third......even Jack Bauer knows there must be a reason that Barney Fife only carried one bullet!

What If John Kerry Were President.....

.....and he was for the UAE operating the ports? For all of the people for the UAE to operate the ports, does this make you want to change your mind?

Today in History.....February 27

On this day in …

* 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress

* 1867, Dr. William G. Bonwill, of Philadelphia invented the dental mallet after watching a telegraph key sounder in operation at a local hotel

* 1874, baseball 1st played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds

* 1877, US Electoral College declares Hayes presidential winner

* 1883, Oscar Hammerstein, of New York, patented the first, practical, cigar-rolling machine. The inventor's grandson would later gain fame by writing some of the best-known music in the world, after teaming up with Richard Rodgers

* 1922, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the right of women to vote

* 1933, Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag, caught fire.
The Nazis, ym"sh, blaming the Communists, used the fire as a pretext for suspending civil liberties

* 1939, the Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes

* 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, limiting presidential terms of office. Franklin Roosevelt had served four successive terms

* 1952, the United Nations held its first meetings in its new permanent headquarters in New York

* 1972, President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon's historic visit to China

* 1980, Israel and Egypt exchanged ambassadors

* 1986, the U.S. Senate approved telecasts of its debates on a trial basis

* 1991, at 9 p.m. (EST), President George Bush appeared on live television, declaring: "Kuwait is liberated. Iraq's army is defeated. I am pleased to announce that at midnight tonight, exactly 100 hours since ground operations began and six weeks since the start of Operation Desert Storm, all United States and coalition forces will suspend offensive combat operations."

* 1992, Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

* 2001, President Bush went before Congress with a $1.9 trillion spending plan that would sharply reduce growth in many government programs while leaving room to give Americans the biggest tax cut in two decades

* 2005, the Iraqi government announced the capture of Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein's half brother and former adviser

Friday, February 24, 2006

VDH Returns From Iraq....

Everyone needs to read this piece, especially the "Cut and Runners".

Isn't Hugo Chavez A Catholic......

......and aren't his buddies, Iran et al, Muslims? Hhhmmmmm......interesting... strange bedfellows.....wonder how long it will take before the terrorists will convert Chavez and the rest?

More on...no pun intended... Hugo Chavez

It was reported that 3 weeks ago Hugo Chavez announced plans to buy up to 900,000 more assault rifles to arm his military, this with the addition of the 100,000 he just bought will give the Venezuelan army over 1.1 million assault rifles.......more than ample amount to destabilize other countries in the region.

Last year he signed agreements with Tehran totaling $8 Billion to help each other to develop and support nuclear weapons capability and they have geologists prospecting the lands in Bolivia for uranium deposits.

With an estimated $30 Billion in off-shore accounts, a source has confirmed that Chavez is quietly seeking to acquire one or two nuclear warheads through his Iranian contacts to be delivered to the US mainland.

He will probably fail but you can be assured he will continue to seek them..... more on this here.

Chavez's popularity is starting to fade slightly, thank goodness, however it is becoming apparent that he may seek to lift the presidential term limits so he can run again in 2013.

Chavez is quietly building up his arsenal but is neglecting his countrymen....not surprising. Venezuela is facing a housing shortage, only 30,000 of the 120,000 homes he promised to have built were built, roads are deteriorating, hospitals are being neglected, yet he announced that he announced that he will help combat malaria in over 50 African countries.

Now you tell me if Chavez is "for the poor" or if he is a maniacal despot seeking control and destruction of the USA and all capitalistic societies.

Today in History.....February 24

On this day in …

* 1868, the House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate

* 1903, the United States signed an agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

* 1920, a fledgling German political party held its first meeting of importance in Munich; it became known as the Nazi Party, and its chief spokesman was Adolf Hitler, ym"sh

* 1942, the Voice of America went on the air for the first time

* 1945, American soldiers liberated the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese control during World War II

* 1981, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain's Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer

* 1981, a jury in White Plains, N.Y., found Jean Harris guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of "Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower

* 1996, Cuba downed two small American planes that it claimed were violating Cuban airspace

* 2001, in an amicable first meeting held in Jerusalem, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov pledged a constructive approach to dealing with Iraq, missile defenses and other points of policy discord

Thursday, February 23, 2006

This photo is from The Officer's Club it's a beauty. It's an F/A-18F Super Hornet and is one of the first Super Hornets equipped with the revolutionary new APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which could eventually give naval aircrews a quantum leap in tactical capability over older aircraft equipped with mechanical radar systems.

I'm guessing those terrorist's in the Middle East don't want to see this badboy.

The Power of the Blogosphere

Most already know about this but Michelle Malkin's site generally regarded as the #1 blog out there, has been hacked in to due to her relentless reporting of the Cartoon Jihad. The perpetrators belonging to TurkTelecom out of Turkey. She has contacted the FBI and they're on it.......as they say.....You Go Girl!

For the time being you can follow her reporting over at Pajamas Media until she gets her site up an running.


a pretending to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; esp. a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.

Let's see, cartoons are published and all hell breaks loose in the Muslim world, yet when one of their most holy mosques is blown apart (along with fellow Muslims) there is silence from Muslim leaders. Your true colors are starting to shine just a bit brighter now.

Blaming it on the USA and Israel only makes it look worse. Fear is spreading throughout the Muslim world......maybe it's not about "The Religion of Peace'...... but of terrorist control.

Chavez/Venezuela and the Terrorists Teaming Up?

Just what we need, this jackass Chavez sucking up to the UAE, dude's got loads of cash, I'm sure he's licking his chops over the potential sale of the ports. South America is a potential HUGE problem and one that needs to be watched ever so closely.

Here's a quick read and here is an excerpt:

While the public knows that $20 billion was realized when Venezuela liquidated its investments in US treasury securities, and moved its reserves to Switzerland, it does not know that Senor Chavez now has total control over these funds, awarded to him by his allies in the Central Bank. Will these funds be diverted to known terrorist groups, or to further the Bolivarian revolution in Latin America? We cannot say, but these funds bear close watching.

Could It Be.....

....that President Bush may be a step or two ahead of the game regarding the sale of the ports to the UAE? Could it be he knew there would be an uproar, siding with the sale to the UAE thereby showing "compassion" in wanting to work with the Arabs. Then, figuring the American public would be totally against having the UAE in control, this would prove the world that we, the American public are indeed in a war and that giving the Arabs control is a bad idea, this showing solidarity. Bush then reverses his decision citing that he is the defender of Americans and he is praised by Republicans and Democrats.

Far fetched I know but since this whole story is so incredible, just about anything is possible.

PS - I'm thinking the UAE are a quite a bit different than most other Arab countries, they WANT to do business with the USA and are in the business of making money. Would they really want to spend $7-$8 Billion so they couyld blow up a port(s)? I'm sure there are other cheaper ways to sneak a nuke in here, I don't know.....can't to hear how this all shakes out.

Today in History.....February 23

On this day in …

* 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio

* 1847, U.S. troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor defeated Mexican Gen.
Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico

* 1861, President-elect Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office, an assassination plot having been foiled in Baltimore

* 1870, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union

* 1981, an attempted coup began in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invaded the Parliament, taking lawmakers hostage. (However, the attempt collapsed 18 hours later.)

* 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly." (Dolly, however, was later put down after a short life marred by premature aging and disease.)

* 1996, the Iraqi News Agency reported that Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel al-Majid and his brother Saddam Kamel al-Majid, a pair of defectors who were also the sons-in-law of Saddam Hussein, were killed by clan members after returning to their homeland

* 2001, President Bush opened a two-day summit with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at Camp David. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered an indefinite moratorium on civilian visitors operating military equipment, a possible factor in the collision of a U.S.
submarine collision with a Japanese fishing boat

* 2005, a jury was selected in Santa Maria, Calif., to decide Michael Jackson's fate on charges that he'd molested a teenage boy at his Neverland Ranch. (Jackson was later acquitted.) ALSO:
President Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder agreed to turn down the volume on their disagreements about Iraq and Iran

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Light blogging day..... swamped, world is full of news, just so happens my schedule is a bit over the top...but will leave with this.....The European Union met in Brussels Monday to discuss a continent-wide way of dealing with bird flu. They proposed poultry vaccinations for every chicken in Europe. The plan fell apart when the French cabinet refused to roll up their sleeves

How The Chinese Use A Keyboard

You use a piece of software called an "input method editor," which allows conventional-looking keyboards to produce the thousands of characters used in written Chinese. There's no standard system, though, so two Chinese keyboards may not look exactly the same and they may not function in the same way.

More here

Going Deep With Bush And The Ports......Read This

Fascinating stuff here folks...

Do yourself a favor and visit Freedom Fighter at JoshuaPundit

Thanks to Missing Link at Democracy Frontline

Here's JoshuaPundit's post:

What's really behind the port deal controversy.
Stranger and stranger.....

Let's do some serious analysis, shall we?

I think it pays to ask the question: why is President Bush so exercised about a simple comercial transaction? Especially one opposed by both the Senate and House Majority leaders in his own party? What is so important that he is threatening a veto of any legislation blocking this, when he hasn't vetoed anything in five years?

I think I know, or at least have an idea.

You have to start with two logical premises: one,that President Bush is NOT an idiot(though certainly capable of mistakes) and two, that he is not an evil meglomaniac bent on America's destruction, and would not DELIBERATELY do anything to harm the country's security.

(I think a couple of `liberals' just peeled off into the ozone)

Let's look again at what he said:

"I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We'll treat you fairly.'"

"They ought to listen to what I have to say about this. They'll look at the facts and understand the consequences of what they're going to do," he said. "But if they pass a law, I'll deal with it with a veto."

Bush addressed this again immediately upon his return to the White House, to make sure his soundbite would make the evening news. "This is a company that has played by the rules, has been cooperative with the United States, from a country that's an ally on the war on terror, and it would send a terrible signal to friends and allies not to let this transaction go through."

Well, Mr. President, I can think of a number of reasons to hold a UAE company to a different standard. For starters, there's the little matter of Dubai and the UAE being a major funding source for al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah, the fact that some of the 9/11 hijackers used the UAE as an operational and financial base and the fact that the UAE was the main transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuke components and data sent to Iran, North Korea and Libya by Pakistani scientist Dr. Aly Khan.

It's obvious that Bush made a personal committment to someone, based on a quid-pro-quo and if you examine what he said, it's obvious that he feels his personal word is on the line.

So whom did he promise and what WAS that deal? I have a feeling the operative words are Saudi Arabia and Iran.

While some of you were fixating on a hunting accident, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was finalizing improved relations with India and China.
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Connecting the dots on Iran, funding for the Palestinians...and the Saudis

Obviously part of that was a Saudi committment to make up the oil shortfall to these countries in the event of trouble with Iran, and to lean on the other OPEC nations to go along, including the UAE.

A strike against Iran may be in the advanced planning stages even as I write this.

Bush may just be putting together a bloc of Arab countries aimed at ultimately isolating the Islamist/terrorist supporting or near Islamist nations in the region.

This bloc appears to consist of Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, Bahrein and Qatar. Notice that with the exception of Iraq, all of them are Arab autocracies..and all surround Iran, Syria, and the Palestinian Authority. Another point to note is that except for Iraq, all of them are predominantly Sunni.

Egypt, which Bush has pretty much cut off from any US aid, is no longer a player. Egypt will be an Islamist state as soon as the elderly Mubarek dies.

In spite of all the lip service about `Arab democracy' Bush and Condi Rice appear to be playing the conservative, Sunni autocracies against the more radical states in the region, especially Iran and Syria.

Now, the price for this cooperation could very well be a hands off attitude towards the Saudi export of jihad to America via Saudi funded mosques, madrassahs and university chairs, US help with bringing Saudi Arabia into the world's commercial mainstream (Bush sponsored the Saudi's entry into the WTO) and just maybe, increased entry of Arab companies into the USA, including government contracts.

Do I agree with that? Not at all, on the face of it. But I think it's necessary to see where the pieces on the board go. And there may obviously be some information or issues that I lack knowledge of.

Could Bush be playing a classic game of divide and conquer, planning to deal with the Saudis after Iran and Syria? Maybe.

Either he is three steps ahead of the game, or merely playing what he feels is the best hand he has with what he has to work with.

In any event, he is going to need to make nice to Congress and spend some time briefing the House and Senate intelligence committees, like he did with the NSA controversy.

As we've noticed, the tone on the NSA wiretaps has changed considerably since Congress received an Intel briefing on the subject, even among Democrats.

President Bush will have to make his case on turning over management of 6 of our busiest harbors over to Dubai Ports. I have major doubts on the matter, but he deserves the opportunity.

Today in History.....February 22

On this day in …

* 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States

* 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a 5 cent store in Utica, N.Y.

* 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state to the Union

* 1924, Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House

* 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House

* 1973, the United States and Communist China agreed to establish liaison offices

* 1984, a 12-year-old Houston boy known publicly only as "David,"
who'd spent most his life in a plastic bubble because he had no immunity to disease, died 15 days after being removed from the bubble for a bone-marrow transplant

* 1996, the space shuttle Columbia blasted into orbit on a mission to unreel a satellite on the end of a 12.8-mile cord

* 2001, President Bush held his first full-fledged presidential news conference, in which he defended his tax-cutting and budget-tightening plans and gave FBI director Louis Freeh a vote of confidence following the arrest of veteran agent Robert Hanssen on spying charges. ALSO: A U.N. war crimes tribunal convicted three Bosnian Serbs standing trial on charges of rape and torture in the first case of wartime sexual enslavement to go before an international court

* 2005, a Virginia practitioner of that "religion of peace" was charged with plotting with al-Qaida to kill President Bush. (Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted on all counts in November 2005.) ALSO:
Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth III would not attend the civil marriage ceremony of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
--- but that her absence should not be interpreted as a snub

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bush's Stance On the UAE Buying The Ports

From what I gather, the UAE can't stand the jihadist's anymore than we do (uh...with the exception of the Hollywood left and their moonbattery commune), so it is hard to say if Bush is making a mistake here. Maybe it takes an Arab to catch an Arab? We going to eventually need the Muslims help....but I gotta think this decision will not go over well, going to be a tough sell. I'm sure the folks over at Democracy Frontline will have some great insight, I think there's a 15-17 hour time difference......they're in Australia.

The Swedish - Norwegian - Mexican Brigade

1.75 yr old Rodeo Cowboy - 8.5 year old Soccer Stud - 3.5 yr old Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland impersonator - wannabe.

Hugo Chavez Is Making His Move

This guy is dangerous, he's positioning South America to adopt Communism (look at Bolivia) and is aligning with terrorist organizations for their dream to take over the west..........and... Castro a billionaire? Was there ever a doubt?

  • Here's the article
  • and here are excerpts:

    The Venezuelan government is engaged in a massive money laundering operation, the object of which is obvious: to set up a pipeline with which to transfer’s Venezuela’s billions of dollars of oil profits overseas for Chavez and corrupt members of the “Bolivarian Elite.” Chavez has a good model for their endeavor; Cuba’s Fidel Castro and senior Cuban officials are reputed to have millions of dollars in accounts in Panama, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. Castro himself is believed to be a billionaire.


    There is an unconfirmed report that Chavez has already bought a bank in Lebanon. Whether this is further evidence of a relationship between the Chavez regime and Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization, remains for further proof, but cash flows from Venezuela into Hezbollah’s accounts in the Middle East. This cannot be occurring without governmental knowledge.

    Have Any Idea This Is Going On?

    Nigerian Muslims Slaughter Christians In Nigeria
    The Christians are now attacking Muslims in southern Nigeria

  • Gateway Pundit has the scoop
  • 35 persons killed, 30 churches and five hotels were also burnt in violence the past three days.

    If Jimmuh Carter Says It's Okay..Then It's Bad

    From Cox & Forkum (click photo to enlarge)

    Today in History.....February 21

    On this day in …

    * 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated

    * 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France

    * 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds

    * 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death in New York by assassins identified as Black Muslims

    * 1972, President Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Shanghai
    And my 2nd Uncle, Don Laven, flew Nixon there in Air Force One!

    * 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up

    * 1986, Larry Wu-tai Chin, the first American found guilty of spying for China, killed himself in his Virginia jail cell

    * 1995, the Space Telescope Science Institute announced that photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the existence of a "black hole"
    equal to the mass of 2 billion suns in a galaxy some 30 million light years away. ALSO: Chicago adventurer Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada

    * 2001, the Supreme Court ruled that state workers cannot use an important federal disability-rights law to win money damages for on-the-job discrimination

    2005, President Bush, in Belgium for a NATO summit, scolded Russia for backsliding on democracy and urged Mideast allies to take difficult steps for peace. ALSO: Israel freed 500 "Palestinian"
    prisoners in a goodwill gesture. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush wrapped up their tour of tsunami-ravaged nations with a visit to the Maldives

    Monday, February 20, 2006

    Islam and Free Will

    What drives and possesses radical Muslims to blow themselves up and try to take as many non-Muslims with them? What drives them to associate Jews and Christians as sons/daughters of pigs and apes? Why do they live in a world where the ultimate goal is martyrdom? Why all the anger?

    Their world is full of hypocrisy. They preach peace and preach how peaceful their religion is, yet when cartoons taking a jab at their prophet Mohammad are published, they call for the beheading of all non-Muslims. They live in a world where women are treated as 2nd and 3rd class citizens, call the Western lifestyle as hedonistic, immoral and sex-crazed yet their goal is to die and kill as many as possible so they can have sex with 72 virgins (females I'm guessing). ;-) Oh, by the way, these female murdering suicide bombers, do they get male virgins or female virgins? And is that number 72? Can you imagine being one those male virgins awaiting your "dream girl"? Whoa.

    Why all of this?

    Lack of free will.

    Their individual freedom and liberty are taken away. They are ruled by radical mullahs, theocrats, wealthy oil monarchies and terrorists with corruption from to top to bottom and are led much the same way a herd of cattle is run. Individualistic success and prosperity are not sought after, only a collective goal of darkness and a world under Islam rule.

    Try firing a gun during a cattle drive and what do you get? A bunch of out of control cows and steers going every which way running over whatever is in their way with no direction and no real destination. This is similar to what we are witnessing at this point in history, Muslims with no real leadership directing them, only out control, blood thirsty zealots calling for death and destruction to the west.

    What they fear is what is happening now in Iraq and that is giving people new found freedom and a sense individual accomplishment. Life on earth should be lived to fulfill dreams and ambitions, not to toil in anger and death.

    What great things come out of the Middle East? I mean really, there is so much money there yet no real inventions, signs of progress or scholars are produced there. I guess if you lived relatively the same way people lived in the middle ages, one would tend to have backwards outlook on life.

    Capitalism rules.

    Paradise Now?

    Bloggers, emailers and letter writers........Pass This On.

    Below is a letter that I received from a mailing group I am associated with. It is from Yossi Zur whose son was murdered by a suicide murderer, here's the letter:

    Last night the Palestinian movie "Paradise Now" won the Golden Globe award. The movie shows the route that two young Palestinians take to become suicide murderers, up until the minute they board a bus in Tel Aviv filled with children.

    The movie looks professional. It was made with great attention to detail, but it is extremely dangerous - not only to the Middle East, but to the whole world.

    My son Asaf, almost 17 years old, was a high school student in the eleventh grade who loved computer science. One day after school he boarded a bus home, as usual. Along the way, a suicide murderer from Hebron, 21 years old, a computer science student at the Hebron Polytechnic, exploded on the bus.

    17 people were killed, 9 of them school children aged 18 or less. My son Asaf was killed on spot.

    I watched the movie "Paradise Now" trying to understand what it is trying to say, what message it carries? That the murderer is human? He is not.
    That he has doubts? He has none. After all, he is willing to kill himself along with his victims.
    That the Israelis are to blame for this brutal killing? Are the Israelis to blame for the Twin Towers in New York, the night club in Indonesia, the hotel in Egypt, the shop in Turkey, the restaurant in Morocco or in Tunis, the hotel in Jordan, the underground in London, the train in Spain? And the list goes on and on.

    What makes this movie award-worthy? Would the people that awarded this movie the Golden Globe do the same if the movie was about young people from Saudi Arabia who learn how to fly airplanes in the USA and then use Islamic rituals to prepare themselves for their holy mission, crashing their airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City? Would this movie get an award then?

    This movie tries to say that suicide murder is legitimate when you feel you have exhausted all other means. But a suicide murderer who boards a bus kills 15 or 20 innocent people, so how about a suicide murderer who walks into a city with a biological bomb and kills 10,000 people or 100,000 people? Is that still legitimate? Where does one draw the line?

    I believe that the world should draw the line at one person. The killing of even one person is not legitimate. My son was almost 17 years old, he loved surfing, he loved loud music. Now he is gone because a suicide murderer decided it's legitimate to blow himself up on a crowded bus.

    Granting an award to this kind of movie gives the filmmakers a seal of approval to hide behind. Now they can say that the world sees suicide bombing as legitimate. By ignoring the film's message and the implications of this message, those that chose to award this film a prize have become part of the evil chain of terror and accomplices to the next suicide murders - whether they kill 17 people or 17,000 people.

    Gh here to to do your part http://www.petitiononline.com/060201/petition-sign.html

    Name: Yossi Zur
    Email: Yossi@blondi.co.il
    Web: www.Blondi.co.il

    Today in History.....February 20

    On this day in …

    * 1792, President Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office

    * 1809, the Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state

    * 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia

    * 1933, the House of Representatives completed congressional action on an amendment to repeal Prohibition

    * 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers in a series of attacks that became known as "Big Week"

    * 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard Friendship 7

    * 1965, the Ranger 8 spacecraft crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface

    * 1981, the space shuttle Columbia cleared the final major hurdle to its maiden launch as the spacecraft fired its three engines in a 20-second test

    * 2001, the government announced the arrest two days earlier of veteran FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen, accused of spying for Russia for more than 15 years

    * 2005, Israel's Cabinet gave final approval to the government's planned surrender from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank suburbs.
    ALSO: Former presidents Bush and Clinton traveled to Lampuuk, Indonesia, ground zero of tsunami devastation where they promised survivors that more help would come

    Friday, February 17, 2006

    U.S. Ports To Be Owned By Arabs?

    And I'm not talking about wines...

    In addition to my post 2 days ago,
  • The Washington adds this today.

  • Excerpt:

    The deadlock cinch here is that Dubai Ports World doesn't even have to be a willing collaborator to be a danger to the United States. All other things being equal, an Arabic company is easier for terrorists to penetrate than a British or American firm. In the least nefarious of scenarios, Dubai Ports World might not even know what happened until after some future attack. That would be possible even if the dockworkers are the same and even if most of the local management is exactly the same.

    Sack up, step up and don't let this happen President Bush.

    War Games

  • Charlie Munn at The Officer's Club
  • posts an interesting hypothetical, go check it out.

    Booze News.....

  • Good booze news from Tequila Aficionado
  • .....Diageo PLC, the world's largest maker of alcoholic drinks, including Cuervo Tequila, reported a 21 percent increase in half-yearly net profit Thursday, driven by sales in the Americas.

    The Mrs.'s hometown of Tequila, Jalisco remains strong!

    Kofi Annan.....

    .....is an ass.

    The man responsible for the Oil for Food scandal, the genocide in Darfur AND Rwanda is now calling for the closure of the prison Guantanamo Bay and release the terrorists. These 4 items are proof alone that the U.N. is an incompetent, worthless organization that should cease to exist. Let's see, this "leader" is responsible for the organizing billions of dollars in kickbacks from Saddam Hussein's regime, the turning of his back while millions were being killed in Africa and now he wants to let loose the madmen who want to destroy everything non-Muslim.

    Annan will have a lot of explaining to do when he meets his maker.

    Time Wasters

    I think most everyone likes illusions and paradoxes, if you've got a few moments to kill,
  • go here.
  • The Pastry Wars

    Iran has decided to rename Danish pastries "Mohammedan" pastry as part of the Cartoon Jihad......don't you think if they were really offended, they would just stop eating these danishes? Wow.....you guys are serious.........what morons.

    Today in History.....February 17

    On this day in …

    * 1801, the House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president; Burr became vice president

    * 1865, Columbia, S.C., burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved in. (It's not known which side set the blaze.)

    * 1897, the forerunner of the National PTA, the National Congress of Mothers, was founded in Washington

    * 1947, the Voice of America began broadcasting to the Soviet Union

    * 1964, the Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts within each state had to be roughly equal in population

    * 1972, President Nixon departed on his historic trip to China

    * 1986, Johnson and Johnson, maker of Tylenol, announced it would no longer sell over-the-counter medications in capsule form, following the death of a woman who had taken a cyanide-laced capsule

    * 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison (he was beaten to death in prison in November 1994)

    * 1995, Colin Ferguson was convicted of six counts of murder in the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings (he was later sentenced to a minimum of 200 years in prison)

    * 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (Kasparov had lost the first game, won the second, fifth and sixth games and earned draws in the third and fourth)

    * 2001, former Nation of Islam official Khalid Abdul Muhammad, known for his hate rhetoric about Jews and whites, died at a hospital in Marietta, Ga., at age 53

    * 2005, President Bush named John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, as the government's first national intelligence director.
    ALSO: Iraq's electoral commission certified the results of the Jan.
    30 elections and allocated 140 of 275 National Assembly seats to the United Iraqi Alliance, giving the Shiite-dominated party a majority in the new parliament

    Thursday, February 16, 2006

    Junior: 'Sometimes the hero is built up to be torn down'

    Can you believe it's been 5 years?

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is reliving hell. His eyes, crystal blue and rimmed in red, are swollen, damp. He peers downward. Eye contact somehow makes emotional divulgence more difficult.

    He is reminiscing about his legendary father, going to the innermost core of NASCAR's darkest hour.

  • Here's the rest of the article...
  • Keep An Eye On The U of A

    Why? Dr. Ray Woolsey who runs the Critical Path to Acclerate Therapies Institute (C-Path) at the University of Arizona, has got all of the big pharma companies and biotech firms looking at him with great anticipation. Dr. Woolsey is nearing final stages of getting FDA approval for his methodology and processes to cut the amount of time it takes for a drug to be approved by the FDA. Considering it takes approx. 8 years to get a drug approved and billions and billions of dollars, this is phenomenal news for all drug companies. Dr. Woolsey has credibility................the patent of Allegra is his.

    The U of A finally has something it can be proud of.............it's a Tempe / Tucson thing.

    Quick Hit

    National Football League made plans Tuesday to schedule an NFL game this fall in London's Wembley Stadium. They must choose the teams carefully. The older fans might panic when a German name like Roethlisberger fades back to throw the bomb.

    Thanks Dave!

    Cheney To Step Down?

  • Peggy Noonan writes today in the Wall Street Journal
  • "Why Bush May Be Thinking About Replacing Cheney", it's interesting and a possibility I think, but for different reasons.

  • I posted here on August 24
  • that Dick Cheney would step down siting health reasons and Bush would appoint Guliani. My reason for this is that this would be the first time in over 50 years that the incumbent party would NOT have anyone from the White House running for President.

    I have since changed that candidate, I believe the 2008 Republican Presidential nominee will be VA Senator George Allan and he'll tap Condi Rice as the VP. Now if Cheney were to step down, Allan would then be the man.

    Can't get that link to work, it's at http://joegringo.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_joegringo_archive.html

    Today in History.....February 16

    On this day in …

    * 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates

    * 1862, during the Civil War, some 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered at Fort Donelson, Tenn. (Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant.")

    * 1918, Lithuania proclaimed its independence

    * 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt

    * 1945, American troops landed on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II

    * 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista

    * 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated, in Haleyville, Ala.

    * 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov won for the second time against IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue" in the fifth game of their match in Philadelphia (Kasparov had drawn twice and lost once)

    * 2001, the United States and Britain staged air strikes against radar stations and air defense command centers in Iraq. ALSO:
    President Bush met with Mexican President Vicente Fox on the first foreign trip of Bush's presidency

    * 2005, Israel's Knesset (parliament) gave the final approval to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to surrender the Gaza Strip and four West Bank suburbs. ALSO: The NHL canceled what was left of its decimated schedule after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap --- the flash-point issue that led to a lockout.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2006

    Cartoon Jihad vs Abu Ghraib Jihad

    Here's more proof that the MSM in our country is disgusting, biased and part of the Hate America crowd. The media in the states won't show the Mohammad cartoons but JUST CAN'T WAIT to show photos of prisoners/terrorists at Camp Abu Ghraib. You can say these photos on both sides are offensive, but hey, if it makes America look bad.....run with it!

  • Stop The ACLU
  • has the run down.

    I guess it's only free speech when it applies to liberals.

    I am thoroughly disgusted, this is such a great country and so called Americans just want to tear America down, I don't get it, I really don't....bloggers around the world need to stand up and show the hypocrisy of this.I don't get huge traffic, a decent amount though, hopefully we can some of the biggies to run with this and point this out.

    Update - looks like it has already started!
  • Judith Apter Klinghoffer has the perfect idea
  • Nanotechnology and Elevators Going Into Space

    Does it get any cooler than this?

    The company's lofty objective will sound familiar to followers of NASA's Centennial Challenges programme. The desired outcome is a 62,000-mile (99,779 km) tether that robotic lifters – powered by laser beams from Earth – can climb, ferrying cargo, satellites and eventually people into space.

  • Here's the article.
  • Quick Thought......

    This love-fest the media is having over ripping Dick Cheney's shooting incident would be nothing compared to had the guy that was hit was a Democrat!

    Hamas: "We Drink Jews' Blood"


  • From Haaretz
  • the daily newspaper in Israel.

    "We will hunt you everywhere, when you wake and when you sleep. We are a blood-drinking people and we know that there is no better blood than Jewish blood".

    "We will not leave you alone until we quench ourselves with your blood and we will quench the thirst of our children with your blood. We will not rest until you leave the lands of the Muslims."

    I wonder if Norske blood is any good? These people are insane, at least they're honest about their intentions.....they gotta go, let the annihilation begin.

    Here's a comment from Little Green Footballs that I found fitting...

    Do you think Jimmy Carter and Hugo Chavez will share a goblet of Jew-blood with their new Hamas buddies? Drinking's more fun when you do it in a group!

    Arab Owned American Ports?

  • Today's Op-Ed in the Washington Times
  • reports that New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and three others -- are about to become the property of the United Arab Emirates.


    The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, a Treasury Department-dominated group which reviews foreign investments, allows such purchases. The committee approved a $6.8 billion transaction between the ports' current British owners and Dubai Ports World, a government-owned United Arab Emirates firm. The United Arab Emirates was home to Marwan al-Shehhi, a September 11 hijacker; the country is a transit point for al Qaeda, including several other September 11 hijackers; al Qaeda's financing activities have involved the UAE; al Qaeda finds sympathizers there with ease, as it does in other Arab countries.


    We should be improving port security in an age of terrorism, not outsourcing decisions to the highest bidder. The ports are thought to be the country's weakest homeland-security link, with good reason. Only a fraction of the nation's maritime cargoes are inspected.

    Today in History 15

    On this day in …

    * 1799, first US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania

    * 1804, New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery

    * 1879, President Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court

    * 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain

    * 1903, first Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom

    * 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that claimed the life of Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak

    * 1942, the British colony Singapore surrendered to the Japanese during World War II

    * 1950, Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

    * 1965, Canada's new maple-leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa

    * 1986, the Philippines National Assembly proclaimed Ferdinand E.
    Marcos president for another six years, following an election marked by allegations of fraud. (Marcos was later ousted.)

    * 1989, the Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention

    * 1990, baseball owners lock out players

    * 1996, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Communications Decency Act, saying the government had to explain what material it considered indecent before it could enforce the law, designed to protect children from explicit material on computer networks

    * 2001, President Bush said the Pentagon should review its policy on civilian participation in military exercises like the emergency ascent drill a Navy submarine was performing when it sank a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii

    * 2005, Christopher Pittman, a teen who claimed the antidepressant Zoloft had driven him to kill his grandparents at age 12, was found guilty in Charleston, S.C., of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2006

    Ten Ways That Dick Cheney Can Kill You

  • From Lucianne
  • (click photo to enlarge)

    Democracy Frontline

    Just had to post this, it's a beauty, go visit
  • Democracy Frontline
  • and get schooled by the Aussie's!
    (click photo eo enlarge)

  • An interesting read
  • over at the Sydney Morning Herald about "strange ailments afflicting humanity." Covered: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, pica, foreign accent syndrome, Ondine's Curse, alien hand syndrome, polydactylism, Capgras Syndrome, Riley-Day Syndrome, Jerusalem syndrome, hypertrichosis, penis panic (Genital Retraction Syndrome), Proteus Syndrome and emotional blindness.

  • Victor Davis Hanson's article
  • "What Will Europe Really Do? Read it, hope he's right.

    Which story is bigger? Al Gore's speech in Saudia Arabia or Dick Cheney's errant bucksot hitting hunting partner?
    Not even close....Quick analysis...The Saudi BinLadin Group - which is Saudi Arabia's largest construction company - is run by Osama bin Laden's brothers and cousins. Jeddah, the site of the forum attended by Gore, is Osama bin Laden's hometown.

    In January 2002, ex-President Clinton addressed the JEF, which paid him $267,000 for his speech...It's not known whether - or how much - Mr. Gore was paid for his speech.

    Al Gore was just a whisker away from becoming President of the US.....how scary is that?

    Dick Cheney....Almost all hunters have been peppered with shot at one time or another. Mostly it's inconsequential and the wind plays a big part. He waits 18 hours before telling reporters, big deal.....okay, done with this story. Oh yah, didn't Kennedy wait 10 HOURS before reporting the girl he killed?

    If you're keepmng score:

    Cheney - 1 wounded
    Kennedy - 1 dead

    The Wall Street Journal has a round up of the Late Night Show's jokes about "the incident".

    The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS)
    "Good news ladies and gentleman, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction … It's Dick Cheney."

    "We can't get Bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney."

    "Honestly, I don't know what all of the fuss is about. What's more American than shooting your hunting buddy in the ass?"

    "The guy who got gunned down is a Republican lawyer and a big Republican donor and fortunately the buck shot was deflected by wads of laundered cash. So he's fine. He took a little in the wallet."

    From "Cheney's Excuses," Monday night's Top 10 list: "I thought the guy was trying to go gay cowboy on me."

    "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
    A partial transcript:

    Jon Stewart: "Yes, as you've just heard, a near-tragedy over the weekend in south Texas. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt at a political supporter's ranch. Making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting VP since Alexander Hamilton.

    "Hamilton, of course, shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird.

    The other player in the drama? Ranch owner and eyewitness Katharine Armstrong.

    Katharine Armstrong: "We were shooting a covey of quail. The vice president and two others got out of the car to walk up the covey."

    Jon Stewart: "What kind of hunting story begins with getting out of your car? As I sighted the great beast before us, my shaking hands could barely engage the parking brake. Slowly, I turned off the A/C and silenced my sub-woofers…"

    Katharine Armstrong: "A bird flushed. The vice president took aim at the bird and shot and unfortunately, Mr. Whittington was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty well."

    Jon Stewart: "Peppered. There you have it. Harry Whittington, seasoned to within an inch of his life.

    Jon Stewart: "I'm joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it?

    Rob Corddry: "Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot Harry Wittington. According to the best intelligence available, there were quail hidden in the brush. Everyone believed at the time there were quail in the brush.

    "And while the quail turned out to be a 78-year-old man, even knowing that today, Mr. Cheney insists he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face. He believes the world is a better place for his spreading buckshot throughout the entire region of Mr. Whittington's face."

    Jon Stewart: "But why, Rob? If he had known Mr. Whittington was not a bird, why would he still have shot him?"

    Rob Corddry: "Jon, in a post-9-11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak."

    Jon Stewart: "That's horrible."

    Rob Corddry: "Look, the mere fact that we're even talking about how the vice president drives up with his rich friends in cars to shoot farm-raised wingless quail-tards is letting the quail know 'how' we're hunting them. I'm sure right now those birds are laughing at us in that little 'covey' of theirs.

    Jon Stewart: "I'm not sure birds can laugh, Rob."

    Rob Corddry: "Well, whatever it is they do … coo .. they're cooing at us right now, Jon, because here we are talking openly about our plans to hunt them. Jig is up. Quails one, America zero.

    Jon Stewart: "Okay, well, on a purely human level, is the vice president at least sorry?"

    Rob Corddry: "Jon, what difference does it make? The bullets are already in this man's face. Let's move forward across party lines as a people … to get him some sort of mask."

    "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
    Among the jokes in consideration for Monday's telecast:

    "It's part of the president's new Social Security plan. Once you hit 78, kablamo."

    "Luckily, the guy he shot was wearing the body armor that never got shipped to the troops."

    "You know what they say, if Dick Cheney comes out of his hole and shoots an old man in the face, 6 more weeks of winter."

    "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)
    "Although it is beautiful here in California, the weather back East has been atrocious. There was so much snow in Washington, D.C. Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fat guy thinking it was a polar bear."

    "When people found out he shot a lawyer his popularity is now at 92%"

    "After he shot the guy, he screamed, 'Anyone else want to call domestic wire tapping illegal?' "

    "Something I just found out today about the incident. Do you know that Dick Cheney tortured the guy for a half hour before he shot him?"

    "Cheney's defense is that he was aiming at a quail when he shot the guy. Which means that Cheney now has the worst aim of anyone in the White House since Bill Clinton."

    Today in History.....February 14

    On this day in …

    * 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Star and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France

    * 1849, James Polk became the first U.S. president to be photographed while in office. The photographer was Mathew Brady, who later became famous for his Civil War pictures.

    * 1876, A. G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents. Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor

    * 1886, the West Coast citrus industry was born. The first trainload of oranges left Los Angeles for eastern markets

    * 1896, Theodore Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"

    * 1899, Congress approved, and President McKinley signed, legislation authorizing states to use voting machines for federal elections

    * 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. (It was divided into separate departments of Commerce and Labor in

    * 1919, United Parcel Service (UPS) forms

    * 1924, IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson

    * 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down

    * 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

    * 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by practitioners of that "religion of peace" and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police

    * 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on practitioners of that "religion of peace" to kill Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," a novel condemned as blasphemous

    * 2001, a "Palestinian" practitioner of that "religion of peace"
    crashed a bus into Israeli soldiers and civilians standing at a bus stop in Azur, Israel, killing eight. (The driver, Khalil Abu Olbeh, was later sentenced to eight life terms.)

    Monday, February 13, 2006

    China Surpasses the USA in High-Tech Exports

  • China Economic Review reports
  • that China has surpassed the US in high-technology exports has triggered alarms on issues ranging from intellectual property to military might – and the yuan, of course.

    oops..bad link, try this http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/subscriber/articledetail.php?id=913

    Was involved in a conversation with a gentleman from the law firm
  • Squires, Sanders & Dempsey
  • , he thinks China will somewhat implode in 6-7 years, too much growth too quick, very little regulation in all industries and the people in the rural areas have been and are rioting/revolting at being forced to move, adapt and deal with dumping and toxic spilling (it's China, there's a lot of them). He's a reliable source, he's been practicing law in China for 20 years, consulting with all the big companies moving in to China for a piece of the pie.


    Numbers can be deceiving, though. While high-tech exports have increased, it's not all DVD and MP3 players: the presence of budget-buy washing machines and air conditioners cannot be ignored.

    "These figures also include white goods, and not only high-end electronics, "said Stephen Pong, executive director of the America-Hong Kong Electronics Association (AHKEA).

    And 78% to 80% of the high-tech goods exported are only assembled in China from foreign components.

    That Evil Halliburton Made Him Do It

    Dick Cheney fires and hits! Just happened to be the wrong target

  • Daily Kos
  • and the lefty blogs should have a field day with this one.

    Okay, next item......................


    That's all it really boils down to, you don't speak for me or most everyone here here in the greatest country in the world. Don't want to spend too much time/space on this pathetic, washed up political hack. Why is it that every time liberals make speeches in other countries, they have to trash their very own country. Wonder how much Al got paid for this?
  • Here's the article from Breitbart

  • JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.

    Gore said Arabs had been “indiscriminately rounded up” and held in “unforgivable” conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida’s hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.

    “The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake,” Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. “The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States.”

    Today in History.....February 13

    On this day in …

    * 1635, the oldest public institution in America, the Boston Latin School, was founded

    * 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks

    * 1866, Jesse James holds up his first bank, in Liberty, Missouri, and gets away with $15,000

    * 1895, inventors Louis and August Lumiere patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector. Thomas Edison had patented his movie camera, the Kinetograph, and a separate viewing machine, the Kinetoscope, in 1893

    * 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

    * 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)

    * 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. ALSO: Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden

    * 1955, Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls

    * 1959, first Barbie doll goes on sale

    * 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb

    * 1996, in the continuing drama of man versus machine, world chess champion Garry Kasparov asked for a draw in his third game against the IBM supercomputer named "Deep Blue," leaving the six-game match in Philadelphia tied at 1 1/2 games each

    * 2005, final results showed clergy-backed Shiites and independence-minded Kurds had swept to victory in Iraq's landmark elections

    Friday, February 10, 2006

    Cartoon Break.........Tequila Time!

    Don't know about you but the cartoon jihad and an ultra busy work week has got me spinning, I'm ready for a break heading into the weekend, the wife and 8 yr old boy will be gone all day tomorrow, so I get to watch the 3.5 yr gringa and nearly 2 yr old pint size gringo (well, not so pint sized). Will be planning this summer's trip to Tequila, Jalisco (maybe drive again) and/or Minnesota and tweakin' and pickin' the banjo. Here's some Tequila to enjoy.....(click photo's to enlarge)

    A nice shot of blue agave field in Tequila

    A peek inside the Jose Cuervo Distellery and Museum.

    Those are the "piña's" that come from the blue agave plant which will soon be the delicious nectar called tequila.

    You do a 180 degree turn and this is just outside the Jose Cuervo side door.

    El Chiquihuitillo mountain just outside of Tequila

    Joe Gringo, the Mrs., Daniella and El Negro 4 wheelin' in Tequila.

    Dubya and Blair Chewin' The Cud

    George W. Bush and Tony Blair are at a White House dinner. One of the important guests walks over to them and asks what they are talking about.
    "We are making up the plans for WW III", says Bush.
    "Wow", says the guest. "And what are the plans?"
    "We are gonna kill 140 million Muslims and one dentist", answers Bush.
    "The guest looks to be a bit confused. One...dentist?" He says. "Why will you kill one dentist?"
    "Blair pats Bush on the shoulder and says, "What did I tell you? Nobody is gonna ask about the Muslims."

    Mr. Bush.....Build That Wall!

    My wife is Mexican and the entire side of her family reside in the beautiful country of Mexico, so this is a hot topic in the Gringo household, but my beef is not with illegal immigrants from México so to speak (that's another topic for another time). I'm talking about the infiltration of terrorists that are attempting, and succeeding, in crossing the United States border. The communists, socialists, liberals, terrorists, Hamas are all teaming up for the defeat of America.

  • In this article "Hamas Moves Into South America
  • by Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu, he points out that......

    Both the Iranians and North Koreans have secretive missions already in place in Caracas. Hamas will soon join them. Chavez will soon be in a position that Fidel must envy but was never able to achieve, that of regional puppet-master with sufficient petrodollars to purchase weapons and the connections to willing dupes to implement his strategies. Already we see an order for 100,000 Soviet-era small arms tagged to be transferred to the FARC narco-terrorists in Colombia, for the purpose of bringing down the elected democratic government there. If Colombia falls, the way will be open for him to begin consolidation of the mega-state of his vision.

    Read the entire article.

    Today in History.....February 10

    On this day in …

    * 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War between Britain and Spain.

    * 1897, the slogan "All The News That's Fit To Print" first appeared on Page One of The New York Times. The exact date when their policy turned to "Only the News that Fits Our Perspective We Print" remains unknown

    * 1942, the former French liner Normandie capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted for the U.S.
    Navy. ALSO: RCA Victor presented Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a "gold record" for their recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo,"
    which had sold more than 1 million copies

    * 1962, Francis Gary Powers, an American who was shot down over the Soviet Union while flying a CIA spy plane in 1960, is released by the Soviets in exchange for the U.S. release of a Russian spy. The exchange concluded one of the most dramatic episodes of the Cold War.

    * 1967, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect

    * 1996, IBM's chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, won the first game of a six-game match against Gary Kasparov, the world's champion chess grandmaster

    * 2001, the space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts installed the $1.4 billion Destiny laboratory on the international space station

    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    Jeeee-Haaaawd! Will These Cartoons Spark Riots In The Cowboy Nation?

    (click photo's to enlarge)

    and I hesitated to put this one up, but what the heck.....

    Today in History.....February 9

    On this day in …

    * 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes

    * 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau was established

    * 1942, daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour forward

    * 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an American victory over Japanese forces

    * 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Department was riddled with Communists

    * 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS

    * 1971, the Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after man's third landing on the moon

    * 1994, PLO leader Yasser Arafat, ym"sh, and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres initialed an agreement on security measures that the terrorist claimed had been blocking implementation of a peace accord

    * 1995, the Irish Republican Army ended its cease-fire with a truck bombing in London that killed two and injured 37

    * 2004, a new postage stamp honoring President Reagan was issued in ceremonies across the country

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006

    Mama's Fried....

    .....way fried, and I'm not talking along the lines of Miranda Lambert.

    Mariam Farhat, or Umm Nidal, a mother who wills the death of her own children and the children of others, is one of the newly elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, provides a terrifying glimpse into the future of the Palestinian Authority under the rule of the new Hamas government.

  • Here's the article from Front Page Magazine, "Mother from Hell"

  • Excerpts:

    I encouraged all my sons to die a martyr’s death, and I wish this even for myself. After all this, I prepared myself to receive the body of my son, the pure shahid, in order to look upon him one last time and accept the well-wishers who [came] to us in large numbers and participated in our joy over Muhammad’s martyrdom.”

    My ass lady, you don't wish for martydom, most of these suicide bombers are in their 20's or teens, you brainwash these young people into doing what you won't.


    The future of Palestine is the future of Umm Nidal’s own family: young men driven to fanaticism and murder, egged on by their own mothers and the society at large. Nothing would make her happier than the deaths of her other three sons. Yet the world not only does not call this madness; it rushes to show Hamas that its largesse will not be cut off.

    Men of God?

    Better think twice.....I'm talking about Pastor Eddie Long and former President Jimmy Carter. Instead of taking the high road and honoring the life of Coretta Scott King at her funeral service, pastor Long and Carter decided to show their true colors and hurl hate speech....at one of the guests....the President of the United States!

    The Democrats just can't get enough of going to funerals and using it as a soapbox for political purposes, remember Paul Wellstone's tragic death and funeral?

    Carter's comments on the wiretapping part were far reaching and incoherent, for the record.....back in 1963 Attorney General ROBERT F. KENNEDY authorized the Federal Bureau of Investigation to begin wiretapping the telephones of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

  • (more here)
  • So...They Do All of This To Have Sex in Heaven?

    Can't get any here on earth?

    Today in History.....February 8

    On this day in …

    * 1904, the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur

    * 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated

    * 1915, D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking as well as controversial silent movie epic about the Civil War, "The Birth of a Nation,"
    premiered in Los Angeles

    * 1918, "Stars & Stripes," weekly US armed forces newspaper, premiers

    * 1922, President Harding had a radio installed in the White House

    * 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City

    * 1974, the three-man crew of the Skylab space station returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space

    * 1983, Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record for 4 goals in 1 period

    * 1993, General Motors sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC"
    program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires

    * 1995, in a ceremony at the Library of Congress, President Clinton signed legislation revamping the telecommunications industry, saying it would "bring the future to our doorstep."

    * 2000, a House committee opened hearings into former President Clinton's last-minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, with former prosecutors complaining that they hadn't been consulted before the pardon was granted

    * 2004, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced a cease-fire at a summit in Egypt

    Tuesday, February 07, 2006

    Democrats = Narcissism

    Does it really get any more pathetic than this? Today's funeral service for a truly great women, Coretta Scott King, was upstaged by the Democrats disgusting comments bashing GW Bush. It's all about them..... honor the deceased, it is their time.

  • Go over to Michelle Malkin for a nice run down on this.

  • Excerpts:

    The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

    "She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.

    "But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.


    Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.

    This Ought To Get 'em Going

  • Go to Aaron's Case and show your support
  • The Religion of Beheading is Spreading

    The American hating socialist morons at the America Can't Wait impeachment rally last sunday in Washing DC.......wow!

    Isn't it a crime to threaten a sitting President? Oops, I forgot, it's "free speech" to the left.

    (BTW, that's a picture of GW Bush in case you couldn't tell)

    Let The Games Begin!

  • The Jerusalem Post reports
  • that Iran's biggest-selling newspaper has chosen to tackle the West's ideals of "freedom of expression" by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust, the Associated French Press reported on Monday.

    Farid Mortazavi, graphics editor for Tehran's Hamshahri newspaper, said that the deliberately inflammatory contest would test out how committed Europeans were to the concept freedom of expression.

    "The Western papers printed these sacrilegious cartoons on the pretext of freedom of expression, so let's see if they mean what they say and also print these Holocaust cartoons," he said.

    That's funny, Iran supposedly said that the Holocaust never happened, yet they are solicitating cartoons about its existence. You know what will happen when these cartoons are published?


    You won't see any Jews burning emabassies, buildings or calling for the heads of any Musim leader. There's a difference between civilized people's and barbarians. You know what will really piss them off? Respond by doing nothing.

    I think it's funny, the Danes run these cartoons about Mohammed, yet the Iranians respond against the Jews!

    Today in History.....February 7

    On this day in …

    * 1904, a massive fire, possibly started by a discarded cigarette, struck Baltimore, burning for 31 hours and destroying an 80-block downtown area. Miraculously no lives or homes were lost.

    * 1915, first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station

    * 1936, President Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president

    * 1944, during World War II, the Germans launched a counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy

    * 1949, Joe DiMaggio becomes first $100,000 a year baseball player (NY Yankees)

    * 1962, President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba

    * 1964, The Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport

    * 1984, space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L.
    Stewart went on the first untethered space walk

    * 1986, the Philippines held a presidential election marred by charges of fraud against the incumbent, Ferdinand E. Marcos. ALSO:
    Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending 28 years of his family's rule

    * 2000, the Senate voted to release $582 million in dues owed the United Nations. ALSO: The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a trip to the international space station. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's president

    Monday, February 06, 2006

    Did Jew Know?

    Facts taken from an article written by Bill Bennett, Jeanne Kirkpatrick and Jack Kemp in
  • Jewish World Review

  • Over three-quarters of Palestinians approve of suicide bombings—an appalling statistic but, in light of the above facts, an unsurprising one.

    There are 21 Arab countries in the Middle East and only one Jewish state: Israel, which is also the only democracy in the region.

    Israel is the only country in the region that permits citizens of all faiths to worship freely and openly. Twenty percent of Israeli citizens are not Jewish.

    While Jews are not permitted to live in many Arab countries, Arabs are granted full citizenship and have the right to vote in Israel. Arabs are also free to become members of the Israeli parliament (the Knesset). In fact, several Arabs have been democratically elected to the Knesset and have been serving there for years. Arabs living in Israel have more rights and are freer than most Arabs living in Arab countries.

    Israel is smaller than the state of New Hampshire and is surrounded by nations hostile to her existence. Some peace proposals—including the recent Saudi proposal—demand withdrawal from the entire West Bank, which would leave Israel 9 miles wide at its most vulnerable point.

    The oft-cited UN Resolution 242 (passed in the wake of the 1967 war) does not, in fact, require a complete withdrawal from the West Bank. As legal scholar Eugene Rostow put it, "Resolution 242, which as undersecretary of state for political affairs between 1966 and 1969 I helped produce, calls on the parties to make peace and allows Israel to administer the territories it occupied in 1967 until ‘a just and lasting peace in the Middle East’ is achieved. When such a peace is made, Israel is required to withdraw its armed forces ‘from territories’ it occupied during the Six-Day War—not from ‘the’ territories nor from ‘all’ the territories, but from some of the territories."

    Israel has, of course, conceded that the Palestinians have legitimate claims to the disputed territories and is willing to engage in negotiations on the matter. As noted above, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered almost all of the territories to Arafat at Camp David in 2000.

    Despite claims that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are the obstacle to peace, Jews lived there for centuries before being massacred or driven out by invading Arab armies in 1948-49. And contrary to common misperceptions, Israeli settlements—which constitute less than two percent of the territories—almost never displace Palestinians.

    The area of the West Bank includes some of the most important sites in Jewish history, among them Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jericho. East Jerusalem, often cited as an "Arab city" or "occupied territory," is the site of Judaism’s holiest monument. While under Arab rule (1948-67), this area was entirely closed to Jews. Since Israel took control, it has been open to people of all faiths.

    Finally, let us consider the demand that certain territories in the Muslim world must be off-limits to Jews. This demand is of a piece with Hitler’s proclamation that German land had to be "Judenrein" (empty of Jews). Arabs can live freely throughout Israel, and as full citizens. Why should Jews be forbidden to live or to own land in an area like the West Bank simply because the majority of people is Arab?

    In sum, a fair and balanced portrayal of the Middle East will reveal that one nation stands far above the others in its commitment to human rights and democracy as well as in its commitment to peace and mutual security. That nation is Israel.

    Confusing Mohammed "The Prophet" with God

    This has been running through my head since the many Muslims have brought on their "Cartoon Jihad" in Europe, but all of these Muslim rioters are claiming that those published cartoons blasphemed their prophet Mohammed.

    I am no theologian, not by a long shot, but blasphemy applies to God only, not Jesus, or Mohammed for that matter. I know that Jesus said that those who blaspheme him, can receive forgiveness, but those that blashpheme God will not be forgiven. So one cannot blaspheme a human being, be it Jesus or Mohammed. Right?

    A little research tells me that the Koran mentions the Holy Spirit, but doesn't define Who the Holy Spirit is, it appears the Koran talks about God as "We" and "Us", no wonder they are confused.

    Religion of Peace, my ass. Your hypocritical stance is pathetic, you can slander and defame anything Jewish, Christian or anyone non-Muslim, yet when some cartoons that were run 6 months ago about your boy Mohammed, you call for the beheading for any non-beieving Muslim.

    You bring your jihad over here to the states like you're pulling off in Europe and we'll get every bad-ass redneck here and we'll bring the fear of God to you and convert all of you pin headed mouth-breathers.

    By the way, where on earth is CAIR? (Council on American Islamic Relations)

    Today in History.....February 6

    On this day in …

    * 1778, the United States won official recognition from France with the signing of treaties in Paris

    * 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate

    * 1911, the first old-age home opens in Prescott, Arizona

    * 1926, the NFL rules college students ineligible until to play before graduating

    * 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called "lame duck" amendment, was declared in effect

    * 1935, "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for first time

    * 1952, Britain's King George VI died; he was succeeded as reigning monarch by his daughter, Elizabeth II

    * 1959, the United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

    * 1974, US House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon

    * 1987, no-smoking rules take effect in federal buildings

    * 1998, President Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, who was born on this day in 1911

    * 2000, Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister in a landslide win over Ehud Barak