Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mormons Funding Terrorism?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormon Church, is the single largest donor to the U.S. branch of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), also known as Islamic Relief. In the past year, it donated $1.6 million to the charity.

But Islamic Relief is not just any charity. The Israeli government says it is a HAMAS front group. It is also under investigation by the American government.

Debbie Schlussel has the rest.

The Question Is.......Who Will Get There First?

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong Il? Check this out.......

The planet's number-one nutcase, North Korean Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, has escalated his war of words with the United States, threatening to attack US cities with hydrogen bombs.

From an article today in the Asia Times, "Why Pyongyang is Going Nuclear," comes close to a declaration of war.


"The time is coming fast to decide who is the winner and who the loser in the long-standing conflict between the Korean people....

"The North Korean government of Kim Jong-il is going to show who the real masters of Korea are by winning the nuclear standoff with the US. The Korean people adamantly refuse to be second-class citizens, but are determined to prove that they are sovereign masters of the Land of Morning Calm....

"The KPA is now capable of detonating hydrogen bombs far above the metropolises of the US in case of war. The Koreans are now able to fight nuclear war on the Japanese and US battlegrounds.

"There should be no doubt that the government of Kim Jong-il and his armed forces would never allow the enemy to attack first. On detecting the slightest signs that the US intends to launch a first strike, Kim would order his armed forces to move first and blaze key US metropolitan targets with high-precision nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), several exploding at high altitudes. It goes without saying that operating nuclear power stations would be prime targets, sitting ducks.

"The stage is being put in place where North Korea will demonstrate its potential capability for the rest of the world to see. Korean scientists and engineers are ready to detonate nuclear devices at any time on orders from Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il. More and more nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles are being cranked out on a crash-program basis in a bid to catapult North Korea to the spot of the third-most-powerful nuclear-weapons state just after the US and Russia."

What is China going to do? More on that in a bit.........

Jimmi the Dhimmi

Cant we send Carter over there? They can keep him. He did such a great job negotiating with the Iranians when he was our 'President'. What irony, remember, it was 'Achtunmejad' who took our hostages when Carter was around the first time.

Today in History.....August 31

On this day in …

1888, Mary Ann Nichols was found murdered in London's East End in what is generally regarded as the first slaying committed by "Jack the Ripper."

1897, Thomas Edison receives a patent for his movie camera, the Kinetograph. Edison had developed the camera and its viewer in the early 1890s and staged several demonstrations

1899, A Stanley Steamer, driven by F.O. Stanley, became the first car to reach the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. His Stanley Motor Company specialized in steam-driven cars. The steamers not only climbed mountains, but often beat larger, gasoline-powered cars in races. In 1906, a Stanley Steamer would break the world record for the fastest mile when it reached 127mph.) Maybe it's time for a comeback!

1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act which he calls an "expression of the desire…to avoid any action which might involve [the U.S.] in war." The new law would require American vessels to obtain a license to carry arms, would restrict Americans from sailing on ships from hostile nations and would impose an embargo on the sale of arms to "belligerent" nations

1939, at noon, despite threats of British and French intervention, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, signs an order to attack Poland, and German forces move to the frontier

1944, the British 8th Army breaks through the Germans' "Gothic Line," a defensive line drawn across northern Italy

1955, the world's first solar-powered automobile, designed by William G. Cobb, was demonstrated at the General Motors Powerama in Chicago

1980, Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike

2005, in wake of hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Nagin ordered virtually the entire police force to abandon search-and-rescue efforts and instead stop thieves who were becoming increasingly hostile

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

No Frickin' Chicken Way

N.B.C. has lost their mind.

The last thing the National Football League needs are chicks singing intro songs before games..... a la Hank Williams Jr.

Ain't nothing better than capping off your sunday with a night time NFL game, I'll make sure to miss the pre-game.

I need to brush up on my html skills, try this link:

Da Bolta in Andrew Bolt, is 'Da Man.

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Thank God

Guilty Verdict in Murder of College Student Dru Sjodin

Why does this matter to me?

My older sister and her husband have a summer house on a lake in the Pequot Lakes, MN area (where I went on my vacation last month), their daughter, my niece, was very good friends with Dru Sjodin, the Sjodin's summer house is 2 houses down from my sisters. Anyway, she was brutally raped and murdered..... this guy is a sick freak and hope he rots in hell.

Today in History.....August 30

On this day in …

1862, Union forces were defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va.

1905, Ty Cobb made his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. (The Tigers won 5-3.)

1918, after speaking at a factory in Moscow, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot twice by Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Social Revolutionary party. Lenin was seriously wounded but survived the attack. The assassination attempt set off a wave of reprisals by the Bolsheviks against the Social Revolutionaries and other political opponents. Thousands were executed as Russia fell deeper into civil war

1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Japan to set up Allied occupation headquarters

1963, the "Hot Line" communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation

1966, Hanoi Radioreports Deputy Premier Le Thanh Nghi signed an agreement with Peking whereby the People's Republic of China will provide additional economic and technical aid to North Vietnam. It was this support and that provided by the Soviet Union that permitted the North Vietnamese to prosecute the war against South Vietnam and the U.S. forces there

1986, Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff, the Moscow correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, and accused him of espionage. (He was later released.)
1991, Azerbaijan declared its independence, joining the stampede of republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union

1997, Americans learned of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 when the crash actually occurred.)

2005, a day after Hurricane Katrina hit, floods were covering 80 percent of New Orleans, looting continued to spread and rescuers in helicopters and boats picked up hundreds of stranded people

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It's Wake Up Time Folks, Iran Must Be Stopped

This is one of the most insightful and important foreign policy articles since 9/11.

Stanley Kurtz expands on Stephen Peter Rosen’s thesis that a nuclear Iran is the gateway to a new era of danger which must include nuclear strikes on U.S. soil Must reading.

Excerpts from Stanley Kutz's excellent, must read article:

........the dovish Democrats are doomed. In “Hawkish Gloom,” I (Kurtz) pointed in broad terms to the imminent hawkification of the United States. Well, Rosen’s detailed account of a post-proliferation world makes it clear that the revitalized George McGovern-Howard Dean wing of the Democratic party cannot survive much past the moment when Iran gets the bomb. As soon as that happens, we’re going to plunged into a proliferation crisis and a new Cold War, at least as dangerous as the first Cold War (arguably more so). At that point, the Democrats are going to beg Joe Lieberman to come back and give them his blessing. It turns out that we really are going to see a purge of the Democratic doves, and the accession of a Truman-like party, although it will probably take quite a few election cycles before the Democrats finally manage to remove taint of their Ned Lamont wing.

Funny how the very thing the doves don’t want — a preemptive strike on Iran, is the only thing that can save them. A nuclear Iran, followed by cascading proliferation throughout the Middle East and beyond, means the death of the dove. Even a negotiated and verifiable agreement to put an end to Iran’s nuclear program is inconceivable without the sort of credible threat of force the doves have made impossible to sustain.


In a nuclear Middle East, we will be allied with Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia against Iran. But who knows whether Iran may try to strike a deal with one of the other Muslim states at some point, perhaps cozying up to Saudi Arabia if America puts too much pressure on the House of Saud. Just as America (very imperfectly) peeled Pakistan away from the informal rogue-state coalition after 9/11, shifting alliances between multiple nuclear camps will become a real possibility. American power will no longer command a fully nuclearized world. Instead, we’ll be the first among nuclear equals, jockeying for position against coalitions of powers who collectively may be able to stand us down. In this new world, Ned Lamont and the Daily Kos will be a distant memory.

To compliment this, The Washington Times has a great piece today, get ready folks, war is coming and expect it to be nuclear.

Words To Remember:

"I would be willing to bet that, in another year or so, … Khomeini will be [seen as] some kind of saint when we finally get over the panic of what is happening there," -Jimmy Carter's UN envoy, Andrew Young, commenting on the 1979 overthrow of the pro-American Shah of Iran by the avowedly anti-Western Ayatollah Ruhollah Khommeini

"America cannot do a damn thing." -Ayatollah Khomeini, commenting on the hostage crisis after receiving President Carter's flattering, handwritten appeal for the release of the captured Americans "from one believer to a man of God."

“Iran is the only country in the world that has now had six elections since the first election of President Khatami (in 1997). (It is) the only one with elections, including the United States, including Israel, including you name it, where the liberals, or the progressives, have won two-thirds to 70 percent of the vote in six elections: Two for president; two for the Parliament, the Majlis; two for the mayoralties. In every single election, the guys I identify with got two-thirds to 70 percent of the vote. There is no other country in the world I can say that about, certainly not my own.” -Former President Bill Clinton, speaking on the Charlie Rose Show, on America's PBS TV network.

[There is] no significant need for the United States." -Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Prager: Who And Why We Are Fighting

For those who still don't get it.

"No Muslim country treats non-Muslims and their religions anywhere nearly as decently as any Western non-Muslim country (including Israel) treats Muslims. That is why tens of millions of Muslims immigrate to non-Muslim societies and virtually no non-Muslim immigrates to any Muslim society. In every Muslim country, non-Muslims are either systematically persecuted at worst or treated as inferiors at best."'s the rest.

Today in History.....August 29

On this day in …

1533, Atahuallpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro's Spanish conquistadors. The execution of Atahuallpa, the last free reigning emperor, marked the end of 300 years of Inca civilization

1862, the Bureau of Engraving is founded

1885, the world's first motorcycle, made by Gottlieb Daimler, was patented on this day. The two-wheeled vehicle gained immense popularity after 1910, when it was used heavily by all branches of the armed forces during World War I. The motorcycle's popularity lagged during the Great Depression, but came back with a vengeance after World War II and remains popular today. Often associated with a rebellious image, the vehicle is often used for high-speed touring and sport competitions

1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi, ym"sh, occupiers, Denmark managed to scuttle most of its naval ships

1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis, ym"sh
1949, at a remote test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, the USSR successfully detonates its first atomic bomb, code name "First Lightning." In order to measure the effects of the blast, the Soviet scientists constructed buildings, bridges, and other civilian structures in the vicinity of the bomb. They also placed animals in cages nearby so that they could test the effects of nuclear radiation on human-like mammals. The atomic explosion, which at 20 kilotons was roughly equal to "Trinity," the first U.S. atomic explosion, destroyed those structures and incinerated the animals

1965, Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after eight days in space

2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La.; the resulting floods devastated the city of New Orleans. More than 1,300 people died in Louisiana while an estimated 300 Louisiana residents died out of state; some 230 people perished in Mississippi. Property damage estimates were in the hundreds of billions of dollars

Monday, August 28, 2006


The real GOOD kind.

The real BAD kind.

Did Jew Know?

That Gene Simmons from the rock band KISS, is not afraid to speak out against Muslim extremism.

The band KISS was in its heyday when I was a pup, but I was never a fan of them, I always thought that they were a gimmick band (they were and are) but it is refreshing to hear an entertainer who sees how fundamentalist Islam is holding the world ransom, and speaks out against the horrific treatment of women in some Muslim countries.

The Israeli-born US musician Simmons, the band's bass player, was born Chaim Witz in the northern Israeli city of Haifa before emigrating to New York as a child. went on to say Islam was a "vile culture" that treated women worse than dogs.

Muslim women had to walk behind their men and were not allowed to be educated or own houses, he said.

"Your dog, however, can walk side by side, your dog is allowed to have its own dog house... you can send your dog to school to learn tricks, sit, beg, do all that stuff - none of the women have that advantage."

He went on to say the west was under threat.

"This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's going to just live in the sands of God's armpit you've got another thing coming," he said.

Today in History.....August 28

On this day in …

1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay

1879, King Cetshwayo, the last great ruler of Zululand, is captured by the British following his defeat in the British-Zulu War. He was subsequently sent into exile. Cetshwayo's defiance of British rule in southern Africa led to Britain's invasion of Zululand in 1879

1916, Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I

1941, more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews are murdered by the Gestapo, ym"sh, in occupied Ukraine

1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial

1968, police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic national convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president

1973, more than 520 people died as an earthquake shook central Mexico

1981, John W. Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to charges of attempting to kill President Reagan (he was later acquitted by reason of insanity)

1986, retired Navy warrant officer Jerry A. Whitworth, convicted for his role in a Soviet spy ring, was sentenced by a federal judge in San Francisco to 365 years in prison 1988, 70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany

1996, he troubled 15-year marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree

2001, Gateway, the nation's No. 4 manufacturer of personal computers, said it was laying off 4,700 employees -- 25% of its global work force -- because of an increasingly bleak market

2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina grew to a monster storm
ALSO: Iraqi negotiators finished a new constitution but without the endorsement of Sunni Arabs

Friday, August 25, 2006

Dumb Asks Dumber For Help

This is like Mike Tyson asking O.J. Simpson how to be a better husband.

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A Redneck And A Gringo Chewin' The Cud

You can throw in Honky, Whitey or any others, we're all good with that! ;-)

On my recent golf trip with the boys, including Vinstein, he and I were talking about how the both us were going to team up and kick the crap out of the Muzzies and get the ball rolling for their downfall. The Vinstein came up with a beauty, he brought up the idea that the uprising of women would start the downfall.

Then I added my 2 cents worth.....

How about this………Iran President Ahmadinejad knows that a massive student uprising could derail his leadership as well as the mullahs, and according to many Iranians living in the U.S they believe that to be true.

They need a martyr.

A popular student needs to arise so the mullahs kill him. Now think if the martyr was a woman! Women are oppressed there and could rise up, it is said that many muslim women are westernized inside the home and complain about the conditions outside the home. So, how about the martyr(s) be a Female Student(s)?

Vinnie, I heard you holed out on #18 from 225 yards for an eagle at We-Ko-Pa last week......great shot and...........nice drive pardner.

Friday Fun: How To Kill A Westerner

The Religion of Peace at work.

On August 4, 2006, the Al-Hesbah website published instructions on "How to Kill a Crusader in the Arabian Peninsula." The document was signed by Amer Al-Najdi, and dated June 15, 2006.

Al-Najdi instructs his readers in some possible ways to kill a Westerner, from choosing the victim through following him through the stage of the actual killing.

Some happy excerpts:

"In order to carry out the operation when the time comes, you must have a weapon (a pistol or a submachine gun) or a good knife, if you are interested in slaughtering this infidel or this [Saudi] dog...

"After the operation succeeds, you will realize that this is very simple, and that there is no need for an entire squad [to carry it out] but that one, two, or three people are enough... has the rest here.

What A View

Most of my blogging is from my office, the 10th (and top) floor of The Esplanade Building overlooking the Ritz-Carlton pool in Phoenix and a view of Sqaw Peak mountain. As I look out the window into the pool at the Ritz, and who do I see?

Okay, it's time for some pathetic name dropping......

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and it looks like their kids are with them tooling around the pool, they are in concert tonight and tomorrow. Not real fans of them, they have some good tumes though.

Today in History.....August 25

On this day in …

1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, getting from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours

1916, the National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior

1921, the United States signed a peace treaty with Germany

1943, U.S. forces overran New Georgia in the Solomon Islands during World War II

1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi, ym"sh, occupation

1950, President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike

1954, the United States Postal Service began issuing a Classic Cars booklet of stamps. The special edition stamps featured five different designs: a 1928 Locomobile, a 1929 Pierce-Arrow, a 1931 Cord, a 1932 Packard, and a 1935 Dusenberg

1967, Defense Secretary McNamara concedes that the U.S. bombing campaign has had little effect on the North's "war-making capability." 1981, the U.S. spacecraft Voyager 2 came within 63,000 miles of Saturn's cloud cover, sending back pictures of and data about the ringed planet

1985, Samantha Smith, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Maine

2001, Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby, a single mother and former waitress, married Norway's Crown Prince Haakon in Oslo

2005, Hurricane Katrina hit Florida with 80 mph winds and headed into the Gulf of Mexico. The base closing commission voted to shut down the Army's historic Walter Reed hospital as it endorsed much of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's broader plan to streamline support services across the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jerusalem Post Reports: Iran Planning "Nuclear Surprise"

JP Staff: has it here.

Who knows what to make of this, all I know (and just about everyone else) is that #@%*&*! U.N. is the most worthless organization in the world, they couldn't contain an ant pile.

I tell you what, these guys are so full of cash, so full of hate for the US/Israel/anybody non-muslim, they will bring it to us before we will ever realize it. Enough of the political debating, pandering, wiretapping, profiling B.S., we're near the end of the 3rd quarter here, it's getting a bit hairy, we all need to sack up before it's too late.

Hey it's not about the "War on Terror", it's their war too, even more so, and those nutbats are about to bring it on full force.

Now For The Important Stuff....

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Joe Gringo - Music Critic

This guy's video "Seashores of Old México", is a somewhat eerily a reminder of my México experiences, the hitch hiking, catching rides, meeting/marrying a chica Méxicana ;-), the gringo references, it's a very well done video.

This gentleman has a new song out "Give it Away", and it may his best yet to date......and he's had 53 #1 hit songs to date, this will be #54. It's just about the ultimate Country song, the lyrics, the "hmmmm" inflections, fantastic electric guitar and fiddle work as well as the production. Ain't no one can deliver a song like George Strait. It's my favorite song right now.

Don't have his new song yet, new album will be out in November, but here's the video for The Seashores of Old Mexico . You may have to look for the link once you are directed to the page.

FYI...I love rock n' roll and blues as well> I will say this, for every decent new rock n' roll tune out these days, there are AT LEAST 10 great country songs. The Who may be right at this time, Rock n' Roll is Dead. ;-)

Media Hag

I wonder who's paying for this one?

Try this

This is from the ACLU website:

We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

While you're at it, go ahead and add murderers to that list as well.

Point of No Return?

This compliments yesterdays (below) post.

Thomas Sowell at Real Clear Politics writes that "we are fast approaching a point of no return"
against the radicals in Islam in the article Point of No Return?


Humiliation and hate go together. Why humiliation? Because a once-proud, dynamic culture in the forefront of world civilizations, and still carrying a message of their own superiority to "infidels" today, is painfully visible to the whole world as a poverty-stricken and backward region, lagging far behind in virtually every field of human endeavor.

There is no way that they can catch up in a hundred years, even if the rest of the world stands still. And they are not going to wait a hundred years to vent their resentments and frustrations at the humiliating position in which they find themselves.

Israel's very existence as a modern, prosperous western nation in their midst is a daily slap across the face. Nothing is easier for demagogues than to blame Israel, the United States, or western civilization in general for their own lagging position.

Hitler was able to rouse similar resentments and fanaticism in Germany under conditions not nearly as dire as those in most Middle East countries today. The proof of similar demagogic success in the Middle East is all around.


These are the kinds of people we are talking about getting nuclear weapons. And what of ourselves?

We, the western world, has to date shown no understanding of this and certainly no will to confront this threat.

Europe has been infliltrated and nearly taken over by Islam. They have already capitulated and have chosen to the path of eternal appeasment. Much of Asia is either fighting against Islamic radicals or has been co-opted. Wars are raging in Africa, more like Islamic ethnic cleansing really. The US and Israel, with some assistance from countries like Australia, are the only two countries who have been willing to confront this problem. Half of the US is ready to give up the fight already as too hard and Israel is branded as an outlaw nation by most of the world for defending herself.

One of these days people are going to wake up and realize that we can't and shouldn't negotiate with these people. We need to take them at their word when they say they mean to kill us. I'm afraid it will take at least one more major tragedy for the west to finally understand the stakes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization… we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them."

This from Hassan Abbassi, a Revolutionary Guards intelligence theoretician who teaches at Al-Hussein University and someone considered to be Ahmadinejad’s strategic guru.

A new addition to my blogroll, Right Wing Nut House has the rest, this guy is excellent, check him out everyday......H/T Freedom Fighter at JoshuaPundit, another powerhouse blog packed with info.

Okay, now how does one respond to this sort of wackjobbery from the above statement? Look no further than Winston Churchill with one of his famous quotes:

You ask: What is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror. However long or hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

Churchill had warned us about Hitler and Nazism, the Soviet threat, but not too many know that Churchill had warned us about Islamic fundamentalism.

On 14 June 1921, hard on the heels of the Cairo Conference, at which he had presided over the re-shaping of the Middle East, including the creation of modern day Iraq, he warned the House of Commons:

A large number of [Saudi Arabia’s King] Bin Saud’s followers belong to the Wahabi sect, a form of Mohammedanism which bears, roughly speaking, the same relationship to orthodox Islam as the most militant form of Calvinism would have borne to Rome in the fiercest times of [Europe’s] religious wars.

The Wahabis profess a life of exceeding austerity, and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahabi villages for simply appearing in the streets.

It is a penal offence to wear a silk garment. Men have been killed for smoking a cigarette and, as for the crime of alcohol, the most energetic supporter of the temperance cause in this country falls far behind them. Austere, intolerant, well-armed, and blood-thirsty, in their own regions the Wahabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account, and they have been, and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina…

Many call this the clash of civilizations or religions, what it is is a clash of thing is for absolute certainty, the essence of Islam is to rule the world. We are in the end stages of the original World War that began in 622 A.D. and which could take years or generations to fight. I, nor anyone that I know, will not submit to a pedophile prophet's idealogy.......we are in a fight against Islam and as Winston Churchill said, nothing short of victory will do.

China's Pension Time Bomb

Let's take a stroll over to China and see what's up...

According to a United Nations (whatever) study released last year, the number of people aged 60 or over is expected to rise to 31 percent of the population in 2050, or more than 430 million people, from just 10.9 percent last year. That would be well above the projected world average of 21.7 percent in 2050.
The report said the appearance of an aging population in a developing country where per capita GDP has only just exceeded $1,000 was "unprecedented". "The country is unique in the world in that is it aging first without becoming affluent," it said.
Since China began opening up to the outside world almost 30 years ago, millions of people have flooded to cities from the countryside looking for work, and have helped turn the country into the world's factory, making everything from shoes to cars. Analysts have warned that China faces a "pension time bomb" from its aging population.

China Daily has the rest.
this link actually works -

Problems? Call 1-800-United-Nations

UN to Israel: "File a Complaint"

Actually, Israel ought to tell the U.N. to go file a complaint, LGF has it here.

Barbee Time

SoCal's premier editorial artiste has a beauty.

(click to enlarge)

Today in History.....August 22

On this day in …

1485, England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses

1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates of the Continental Congress

1846, the United States annexed the Territory of New Mexico

1851, the U.S.-built schooner America bests a fleet of Britain's finest ships in a race around England's Isle of Wight. The ornate silver trophy won by the America was later donated to the New York Yacht Club on condition that it be forever placed in international competition. Today, the "America's Cup" is the world's oldest continually contested sporting trophy and represents the pinnacle of international sailing yacht competition

1902, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in a car

1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese colonial rule until 1945

1944, Soviet forces break through to Jassy, in northeastern Romania, convincing Romania's king to sign an armistice with the Allies and concede control of his country to the USSR

1962, Kennedy administration officials quoted in The New York Times the Viet Cong had grown in numbers and U.S. officials felt that the war had reached a point of stalemate

1992, in the second day of a standoff at Randy Weaver's remote northern Idaho cabin, FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi wounds Randy Weaver, Kevin Harrison, and kills Weaver's wife, Vicki

2005, the last Jewish residents were forced out of their Gaza homes. A multi-million dollar agriculture infrastructure was bought from them by "do-gooder" Jews as a gift for the incoming Muslims. Within days, it was destroyed and Jewish houses of worship were burned to the ground by practitioners of that "religion of peace"

Monday, August 21, 2006

August 22nd

As I write this, it's just past 'Midnight at the Oasis' and Ol' Mad Mood Ahma-doing-jihad is enjoying his last few tender moments with his boyfriend Al-Smelli Bhad, before his big day, Aug. 22.

As Muslims, they say the day starts at SunRISE. The real fun happens when the sun goes back down, because Mo took his Celestial Journey to Infinity and Beyond at night. Should be interesting tomorrow morning.

My take:

This guy is full of shiite.

Today in History.....August 21

On this day in …

1858, the famous debates between senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas began

1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum. (The painting turned up two years later, in Italy.)

1940, exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in Mexico City from wounds inflicted by an assassin

1944, the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China opened talks at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington that helped pave the way for establishment of the United Nations

1945, President Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid to America's allies during World War II

1959, President Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union, five months after he'd signed the Hawaiian statehood bill

1983, Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr., ending a self-imposed exile in the United States, was shot dead moments after stepping off a plane at Manila International Airport

1986, more than 1,700 people died when toxic gas erupted from a volcanic lake in the West African nation of Cameroon

1991, the hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian federation President Boris N. Yeltsin

1996, President Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, aimed at making health insurance easier to obtain and keep

2001, Robert Tools, the first person to receive a self-contained artificial heart, was introduced to the public at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., through a video link from his doctor's office.

ALSO: Federal authorities working with McDonald's announced they'd broken up a criminal ring that allegedly rigged the popular "Monopoly" and "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" games played by millions of the fast-food chain's customers over the previous six years

Friday, August 18, 2006


My buddy, the unflappable Vinstein, sent this to me, written by Major General (Dr.) Vernon Chong, it's an article about the current war we are waging in Iraq and the war the Muslims are waging against non-Muslims worldwide.

Give this to any of your anti-war, liberal friends, co-workers, enemies or pets, it's a must read for them.

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it. Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII).

The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means.

First, let's examine a few basics:

1. When did the threat to us start?

Many will say September 11, 2001.
The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:

* Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979;
* Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;
* Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;
* Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988;
* First New York World Trade Center attack 1993;
* Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996;
* Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998;
* Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998;
* Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;
* New York World Trade Center 2001;
* Pentagon 2001.

(Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide).

2. Why were we attacked?

Read the rest here.

Firewall Problems

I've got a super-duper firewall protection on the ol' server and computer, something triggered it so I could not access Blogger......all fixed!

Today in History.....August 18

On this day in …

1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C. (However, the colony Virginia was born into ended up mysteriously disappearing.)

1846, U.S. forces led by General Stephen W. Kearny captured Santa Fe, N.M.

1894, Congress established the Bureau of Immigration

1914, President Wilson issued his "Proclamation of Neutrality," aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I

1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote

1938, President Roosevelt dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada

1965, Marines launch Operation Starlite, the first major U.S. ground battle of the Vietnam War, after a deserter from the First Vietcong Regiment revealed that an attack was imminent against the U.S. base at Chu Lai. 5,500 Marines destroyed a Viet Cong stronghold, scoring a resounding victory. During the operation, which lasted six days, ground forces, artillery from Chu Lai, close air support, and naval gunfire combined to kill nearly 700 Vietcong soldiers

1976, two U.S. Army officers were killed in Korea's demilitarized zone as a group of North Korean soldiers wielding axes and metal pikes attacked U.S. and South Korean soldiers

1982, for the first time, volume on the New York Stock exchange topped the 100 million level as 132.69 million shares were traded

1991, hard-line elements of the Soviet government and military begin a coup attempt against President Mikhail Gorbachev. The coup attempt signified a decline in Gorbachev's power and influence, while one of his most ardent opponents, Boris Yeltsin, came out of the event with more power than ever

2005, a judge in Wichita, Kan., sentenced BTK serial killer Dennis Rader to 10 consecutive life terms, the maximum the law would allow

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


  • ‘Then why are all the terrorists Muslims?’
  • These folks are nails.

    See What A Cease Fire Gets You?

    We live in a time where it is now all or nothing, kill or be killed, or submit to Islam. Or, hope for an overthrow of these regimes, but that is doubtful. Total elimination is what we need to strive for.

    Would like to thank Gringo Grande's (my younger 'bro) Father-in-laws brother. He's one of the good guys, editorial cartoonist/artist in SoCal, just south of Los Angeles in beautiful San Clemente.

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    México's Next Government

    Vicente Fox never really had a chance to get much accomplished, especially with the PRI controlled congress in México. Him being elected in 2000 was just what México needed for a freer future, the ball is now rolling.

    Fox's election in 2000 was greeted as a new era in Mexico, one in which it seemed suddenly possible that all of Mexico's problems hadbeen solved. But many of Fox's admirers have been disappointed by the results. Perhaps unduly disappointed: Mexico's economy is growing at a good rate, its currency seems stable (no devaluation since 1994), there has been progress in strengthening the rule of law. Calderón seems prepared to offer further reforms, which may well be passable in the Congreso. Countries don't change overnight. But Mexican voters' decision, by a very narrow margin, to elect Felipe Calderón seems to put Mexico on a trajectory to further progress to freer markets, more economic growth, stronger democratic institutions, and rule of law.

    Michael Barone takes a look at Mexico's next government.

    Mark in México has the skinny:

    Polls recounted: 11,838
    Calderon: -6769 votes
    A.M. López Obrador: +304 votes
    AMLO gain: +7073 votes
    Avg. gain per poll: +0.5975 votes

    If we extrapolate the AMLO gain per poll over the 131,000 polls utilized in the election, and we say that AMLO would gain the same number of votes per poll, he would recover 128,000 votes. He lost the election by about 260,000, so he still loses.

    How To Fight The Bloodthirsty Terrorists

    We take a page right out of their book, and it's not easy to write, but civilians are fair game. Look at Hezbollah. They made the change, even though civilians have always been fair game. You are not supposed to target civilians for the sake of targeting them, but when they are part of the infrastructure, and mingle with combatants they are fair game. We slaughtered hundred of thousands of civilians during WWII.

    In the long run, compassion is defeat.

    Poll: Two-thirds of Israeli's Against Cease Fire Without Return of Hostages

    Poll: Two-thirds Against Cease Fire Without Return of Hostages
    14:39 Aug 16, '06 / 22 Av 5766
    A new telephone poll released by the Dahaf institute shows that almost two-thirds of the respondents are against the cease fire without a return of the kidnapped IDF soldiers. Forty-one percent think Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should resign.

    More than half of the people surveyed said the government performed satisfactorily during the war, but 63 percent of the people gave bad marks to Defense Minister Amir Peretz.

    Two-thirds want a governmental commission to investigate the management of the army and the government. The respondents were split on their perceptions of who won the war, with one-third giving Israel the victory, another third saying Hizbullah won and the remainder saying they did not know.

    This shows that the Israeli public gets it. To bad the members of Knesset don't.

    Finally....Up and Running

    Either my browser settings were all off or some alien knocked me off for a few days.

    Today in History.....August 16

    On this day in …

    1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington

    1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces

    1841, former Whig ally President John Tyler vetoed a bill that would have established the Second Bank of the United States. The move sparked a riot outside the White House, as incensed -- and drunk -- members of the Whig party bombarded the White House with stones, fired their guns in the air and burned Tyler in effigy. In response to the outburst -- which still stands as the most violent demonstration ever held outside the White House -- the government formed the District of Columbia's police force

    1861, President Lincoln prohibited the states of the Union from trading with the seceding states of the Confederacy

    1912, the U.S. government sues the Motion Picture Patents Company. A week later, the court ruled that the company could not claim exclusive rights to the machines used in movie cameras. The ruling, along with subsequent court cases, ended the effective monopoly of the company, formed in 1908 by the nine leading film companies. The Patents Company refused to let other companies use their patented film equipment and distributed films only to theater owners who agreed to their terms. In 1913, the government continued its anti-trust suits against the company, and within four years the company's power had dissolved

    1928, Carl Panzram, one of the 20th century's most evil criminals, is arrested in Washington, D.C.

    1972, one year after he survived an abortive coup against his rule, King Hassan II of Morocco nearly perishes when the airliner carrying him back to Rabat was fired on by his own air force

    1955, Paul Robeson loses his court appeal to try to force the Department of State to grant him a passport (In 1958, it was grudgingly restored)

    2005, hundreds of defiant Jewish residents hunkered down in advance of a midnight deadline to leave Gaza

    Monday, August 14, 2006

    Oh, Those Muslim, Cell Phone Entrepreneurs

    Give me a break.

    Two more Muslim "students" have been arrested in Marietta, Ohio after buying 600 TracFones and reselling them to someone in Dearborn, Michigan. The two are being held under $200,000 bond. One of the pair, Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, 20, told a reporter in 2002:

    He’s fighting for a cause like the United States is. But he’s killing innocent people, and that makes him appear to be a bad guy.

    Okay, if you have Osama in your name, well then you've got 2.9 strikes against you, that's just the way life is now-a-days, this ain't rocket science, pal. I'm all for racial profiling the living hell out of everyone, look, if there was a purple skinned, green-eyed 7 footer with four teeth, should the authorities be checking in on 70 year old grannies or a short, chubby eskimoes? Hell no. Learn to deal with profiling, if walks and quacks like a sure as hell probably is a duck. If you're 18-40 and look like an ME'sterner, then be prepared to be checked sometime in your life, if you have nothing to fear, the authorities are protecting YOU the same as they are protecting ME.

    Today in History.....August 14

    On this day in …

    1784, on Kodiak Island, Grigory Shelikhov, a Russian fur trader, founds Three Saints Bay, the first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska

    1848, the Oregon Territory was established

    1893, the world's first automobile license plates were issued in Paris, France. However, plates were not issued in the United States for a few more years, when they were finally instituted as a safety measure. The city of Boston was the first to require its motorists to hold a license and register their vehicle --- the owner would make his own plate with the corresponding registration numbers

    1896, the gold rush headed north, as prospectors found the much-coveted metal in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Over 30,000 people stormed to the area to find their bit of fortune

    1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, an international force featuring British, Russian, American, Japanese, French, and German troops relieves the Chinese capital of Peking after fighting its way 80 miles from the port of Tientsin

    1912, the first double-decker bus appeared on the streets of New York, travelling up and down Broadway. The vehicles eventually added roof seating. Two-story buses can still be seen in the Big Apple, usually carrying a busload of tourists

    1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law
    1945, President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II

    1947, Pakistan was established as a modern state, independent of British rule

    1973, the U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt

    1980, workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, in a job action that resulted in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement

    2003, a huge blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power

    2005, Israel sealed the Gaza Strip to Israeli civilians, signaling the start of the historic withdrawal from the Gaza Strip

    Friday, August 11, 2006

    The Party of Tolerance and Compassion

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    Today in History.....August 11

    On this day in …

    1909, the SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

    1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay
    1942, during World War II, Vichy government official Pierre Laval publicly declared that "the hour of liberation for France is the hour when Germany wins the war."

    1954, a formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and Communist Vietminh

    1962, the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev on a 94-hour flight

    1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles

    1991, Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon, practitioners of that "religion of peace", released two Western captives: Edward Tracy, an American held nearly five years, and Jerome Leyraud, a Frenchman who'd been abducted by a rival group three days earlier

    1992, the Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the U.S., opened in Bloomington, Minn.

    1997, President Clinton made the first use of the historic line-item veto approved by Congress, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills. (However, the Supreme Court later struck down the line-item veto as unconstitutional.)

    1998, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mitchell Johnson pleads guilty to the Jonesboro schoolyard massacre on his 14th birthday, and Andrew Golden, age 12, is convicted. Both boys had been charged with five counts of murder and 10 counts of battery for the March 24 shooting that left four schoolmates and a teacher dead and 10 others wounded. Juvenile Court Judge Ralph Wilson Jr. sentenced them to the maximum penalty allowed by law--confinement to a juvenile center, perhaps until they turned 21. The judge, who declared during sentencing that "here the punishment will not fit the crime," had rejected a plea of temporary insanity made by Golden

    Thursday, August 10, 2006

    Why The World Hates The Jews

    Muslims don't really count here, they hate everybody! ;-)

    With only 13 million Jews in the world – less than one fourth of one percent of the earth’s population – why does this tiny group inspire such bitter, widespread and often violent animosity?

    Read the rest here by the highly esteemed and one of my favorite intellectuals, Michael Medved.

    I came across this:

    Why are the Jews detested, abhorred, and the object of genocidal rage throughout the ages?

    The "Chosen People" have blessed the nations being instruments of the Living God to bring Salvation to fallen man. The Answer, because the irreconcilable enemy of God, the Jews and mankind, Satan, exists. If Satan can expunge the Jews and their tribal brethern from the earth, how then can the temple be rebuilt and the covenantal sacrifices be offered to God again? According to Biblical prophesy, this must occur prior to the return of Messiah Jesus to the earth. At his second appearing the Messiah will take up his Eternal Reign on earth from the Holy City of Jerusalem. If the Jews are genocidally exterminated, the prophesy fails, God is found false; Satan will have won. Satan knows the prophesy and is overcome simultaneously with rage and terror. His days are numbered. This is but one reason that the Jews are abhorred by their enemies.

    British Terror Watch

    Not much I can really add at this point, other than a catchy little ol' headline, but just about every freakin' violent act happening in the world right now has to do with Muslims.

    A quick chanage of gears........

    Let he who has not been socially intoxicated, buy the first round. Now monitoring your blood alcohol content is as easy as checking your watch. The most exciting feature of this watch is that it doubles as a way to hit on tech-loving hotties by asking them to blow on your . . .watch. ;-)

    Read more on the AlcoWatch here ...

    Worry About the West - Not Israel

    If Victor Davis Hanson were a baseball player, he'd be all-time home run leader, Hank Aaron, 'cause he knocked another one out of the park today. As I've posted many times earlier....VDH, Secretary of State.....for 2008!

    When will the left wake up and learn that besides the NORKS, the problems/violence all over the world are mostly the making by Muslims!

    Read VDH's Worry About the West — Not Israel.


    The Western press — usually so careful to condemn hate speech — is utterly silent about Arab racism. But a European paper recently published a cartoon portraying Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as a Nazi, secure that no rabbi would issue threats that could cost the editors their heads.


    Instead far more worrisome is the moral crisis in the West itself. If so many of its politicians, intellectuals and media will not or cannot fathom moral differences in this war, they will hardly be able to see them anywhere else.

    Today in HIstory.....August 10

    On this day in …

    1846, Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of $500,000 had made it possible

    1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello

    1944, during World War II, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam

    1949, the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense

    1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain

    1977, postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being "Son of Sam," the gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings

    1981, the decapitated body of six-year-old Adam Walsh, who disappeared from a shopping mall two weeks earlier, is found in Hollywood, Florida. Two years later, serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole confessed-and then recanted-their involvement in the crime. Authorities believe that they were the killers. In the wake of Adam Walsh's kidnapping and murder, Congress passed the Missing Children's Act, giving the FBI greater authority to track the disappearance of children. John Walsh, Adam's father, became a national spokesman against crime. He went on to host America's Most Wanted, a television show that profiles fugitives whose capture is sought by the FBI. Since it debuted in 1988, over 150 criminals have been caught from viewer tips

    1996, Cascading power outages hit parts of nine western states

    2001, Britain stepped in to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government by taking away its powers for a day --- a legal maneuver that removed a deadline to elect a new leader of the Catholic-Protestant government

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Get Rid of Unsightly FACTS!

    Heh, heh, a beauty from Gates of Vienna.

    Jack Bauer for Senator of New York.....

    ....and Connecticut.

    Yes, both.......because he can.

    H/T InstaPundit

    Important Facts About Israel


    1. Israel became a state in 1312 B.C., two millenia before Islam;

    2. Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves "Palestinians" in 1967, two decades after (modern) Israeli statehood;

    3. After conquering the land in 1272 B.C., Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years;

    4. The only Arab rule following conquest in 633 A.D. lasted just 22 years;

    Read the next 13 ............from Tammy Bruce

    Today in History.....August 9

    Yee-Haw....Yours truly was born on this day! I'm not one who's into the gift thing, but other than having dinner in the White House or playing August National Golf Club, a great gift would be going mano on mano with Bin Laden in a 10 x 10 room, just OBL and a this bent gringo.

    On this day in …

    1842, the United States and Canada resolved a border dispute by signing the Webster-Ashburton Treaty

    1918, following the lead of countries all over the world, the U. S. government ordered automobile production to halt by January 1, 1919, and convert to military production. Factories instead manufactured shells, and the engineering lessons of motor racing produced light, powerful engines for planes
    1930, a forerunner of the cartoon character Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer's animated short "Dizzy Dishes"

    1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people

    1962, Chrysler Corporation set an industry milestone by announcing for 1963 a five-year, 50,000-mile warranty covering all of its cars and trucks

    1965, Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian Federation

    1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his disciples were later convicted of the crime

    1974, President Nixon's resignation took effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation's 38th chief executive

    2001, a suicide bomber, a practitioner of that "religion of peace," detonated his explosives in a central Jerusalem pizzeria, killing himself and 15 other people

    2005, the space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven safely returned to Earth, ending a 14-day safety test that was shadowed by the Columbia tragedy.
    ALSO: Charles McCoy Jr. pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and 10 other charges in a series of Ohio highway shootings and was sentenced to 27 years in prison

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Just Adding Fuel to the Fire

    Same Day: Jews Shot in Seattle, Left Focuses on Gibson

    Feeling a bit loopy after the golf-fest and 10 hour road trip each way this past weekend, what a blast, can't wait to do it again............

    On July 28, 2006, a Muslim entered the building of the Seattle Jewish Federation and shot every Jew he saw, murdering one woman and wounding five others.

    On the same day, Mel Gibson was arrested on DUI charges and while intoxicated let loose with anti-Semitic invective at the Jewish police officer who arrested him.

    Question: Which story has most troubled the Left?

    The answer is known to any American who can hear or read.

    Dennis Prager has the rest......

    Today in History......August 8

    On this day in …

    *???? Friend Billy Marko was born, creator of Arizona Gunslinger Products and the best damn hot sauce in the world, golfer extraordinaire, CPA master and all around unique guy.

    1863, in the aftermath of his defeat at Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

    1876, Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his mimeograph

    1911, the newsreel becomes a standard feature at American movie screenings when French film company Pathy begins releasing weekly black-and-white newsreels to theaters. Newsreels became increasingly important sources of information during the two world wars

    1942, six convicted Nazi saboteurs, ym"sh, who'd landed in the U.S. were executed in Washington, D.C.; two others received life imprisonment

    1945, President Truman signed the United Nations Charter
    ALSO: The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II

    1963, Britain's Great Train Robbery took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes

    1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as "damned lies" reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland, and vowed not to resign --- which he eventually did

    1974, President Nixon announced he would resign following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal

    1978, Pioneer Venus 2, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus, is launched

    1991, the slain bodies of former Iranian Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar and his chief of staff were found in Bakhtiar's residence outside Paris
    1994, Israel and Jordan opened the first road link between the two once-warring countries

    2005, President Bush signed a bill to give billions in tax breaks to encourage homegrown energy production
    ALSO: Iran resumed work at a uranium conversion facility after suspending nuclear work for nine months to avoid U.N. sanctions

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    Inn of the Mountain Gods

    36 + 36 + 18 = 90 holes of excellent golf!

    Leaving at dawn for 36 holes on saturday, 36 holes on sunday and 18 holes on monday in southern New Mexico. The PGA Tour players have The Masters, we amateurs have The Inn of the Mountain Gods, it is flat out awesome. Then my summer fun-time is done! Back on tuesday. Check out the link.

    Ya, I know, this one is pretty brutal.

    Ché, Fidel and Raul.....Reviewing The Communist Manifesto

    Photo of the day from A Small Dose of Reality, one of the really good guys.

    Everything You Need To Know About Al Qaeda

    This is all you need to know about Al Qaeda and terrorists summed up:

    "The war with Israel does not depend on cease-fires ... . It is a Jihad for the sake of God and will last until (our) religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq," al-Zawahiri said. "We will attack everywhere." Spain was controlled by Arab Muslims until they were driven from the country at the turn of the 16th century.

    Samantha Burns has the rest.

    Today in History.....August 3

    On this day in …

    1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas

    1914, Germany declared war on France

    1923, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding

    1936, the State Department urged Americans in Spain to leave because of that country's civil war

    1941, though the U.S. had not yet entered World War II at this time, gasoline rationing began in parts of the eastern United States on this day in 1941. The rationing would spread to the rest of the country as soon as the U.S. joined the Allied forces, and the production of cars for private use halted completely in 1942. Measures of a similar sort had already taken place in most European countries

    1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.)

    1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League

    1958, the nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater
    1980, closing ceremonies were held in Moscow for the Summer Olympic Games, which had been boycotted by dozens of countries, including the United States

    1981, U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Reagan they would be fired, which they were

    1988, Soviet authorities free Mathias Rust, the daring young West German pilot who landed a rented Cessna on Moscow's Red Square in 1987. Rust was serving a four-year sentence at a labor camp when the Soviets approved his extradition as a goodwill gesture to the West

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    The Chinese Are Coming.......

    Chinese-Cuban Oil Rigs Rise off Florida Coast. While Cuba's immediate future may be in doubt, this much seems certain: the Chinese are coming!

    With help from China, Canada, and Spain, the Communist dictatorship is drilling for oil less than 60 miles off the coast of Florida. A total of 36 huge rigs are planned.

    The Cuban government has also signed a contract with China's oil and gas company, Sinopec, to explore areas around the island thought to contain oil deposits.

    But the presence of Chinese oil rigs within view of the Florida coastline is a dramatic development, angering many Americans.

    Even worse, from an American perspective, Iran has promised to fund both exploratory drilling and building refineries on the island, according to the Tehran Times.

    China Confidential has the rest.....

    Today in History.....August 2

    On this day in …

    1776, members of the Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence

    1861, the United States Congress passes the first income tax to raise revenues for the war effort. Although never enacted, it was an important fiscal innovation that paved the way for growth of the government in the 20th century

    1873, inventor Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car he had designed for the city of San Francisco. (Various references give the date of this event as Aug. 1, but more recent research points to Aug. 2.)

    1876, frontiersman "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory

    1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolf Hitler's, ym"sh, complete takeover

    1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging creation of an atomic weapons research program

    1945, The last wartime conference of the "Big Three"-- the Soviet Union, the United States, and Great Britain -- concludes after two weeks of intense and sometimes acrimonious debate. The conference failed to settle most of the important issues at hand and thus helped set the stage for the Cold War that would begin shortly after World War II came to an end
    1964, the Pentagon reported the first of two attacks on U.S. destroyers by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin

    1971, the Nixon administration officially acknowledges that the CIA is maintaining a force of 30,000 "irregulars" fighting the Communist Pathet Lao in Laos.

    1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. (The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.)

    2001, he Yugoslav war crimes tribunal handed down its first conviction for genocide, finding a Bosnian Serb general (Radislav Krstic) guilty of the deaths of up to 8,000 Muslims

    Tuesday, August 01, 2006

    A Call You Will Never Forget

    I've never seen this before, from Hot Air, it's 5 minutes in length, watch and listen until the end, it's intense, I can't imagine the fear this guy had to deal with.

    ....and George W. Bush is the world's biggest terrorist? These people are wacked. 9-11-01 is impossible to forget. Never, ever forget.

    Those Crazy Jews....

    What are they thinking...... ;-)

    If the Jews would just die without making a lot of noise, the Nice People could get on with the really important things in life, stuffing their faces with salmon and bean sprouts, watching the Rev. Billy Don Moyers pontificate on PBS, and making more Nice People.

    The Nice People, manipulated by the coverage of the fighting in Lebanon, are getting fed up with the Israelis, who are acting as if they have the right to survive in peace to live lives of quiet exasperation. But the Jews insist on "disproportionality," on firing back when fired on by the Hezbollah "guerrillas," as the newspaper and television correspondents insist on calling "terrorists."

    To read the rest, read Survival gets a bit noisy by Wesley Pruden at JWR.

    Mel Gibson and The Dixie Chicks

    Hhmmmmm, now there's a pair of celebrities I never thought I'd have in the same sentence.......

    This is America, aren't you free to hate anyone or anything you have a notion to?

    Of course, you might have to face the consequences of expressing those feelings publicly...but it is still your right. Hating your President is nothing new, prejudice is nothing new, it's been around forever and for sure always will be around.

    Mel Gibson is man no better than you or me, he's an actor and a Hollywood Director, The Skanks are no better than you or me. What Mel Gibson said was disgusting, what The Hags said was pathetic, if you don't like what they say or do, don't buy their stuff. These people have a talent that most people don't have but that doesn't make them any better than you or I. You are responsible for what comes out of your mouth, we are a free country and we do not have to accept what you say as "gospel", BUT, there may be consequences and you must realize that.

    So do the right thing Mel, apologize, raise money (or reach into your extremely deep pockets), etc. and donate to Jewish charities, get help, correct your racial views and I hope you can continue to make great movies.

    Just be thankful you live in a country where you can say those things and eventually will be forgiven, and all that happens is you lose some money........and not your head.

    Hugo and Iran

    Now there's a hell of a pair........go to Mark in México.

    Hhmmm, a funky link, try this

    Today in History.....August 1

    On this day in …

    1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it an island, he christened it Isla Santa and claimed it for Spain

    1790, the first United States census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people

    1894, the First Sino-Japanese War erupted, the result of a dispute over control of Korea; Japan's army routed the Chinese

    1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I

    1936, the Olympic games opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler, ym"sh

    1941, the Axis powers had begun to score victories in Europe and Northern Africa, intensifying the Allies' need for an all-terrain vehicle. The U.S. Army issued a challenge to automotive companies, requesting a working prototype, fit to army specifications, in just 49 days. Willy's Truck Company was the first to successfully answer the Army's call, and the new little truck was christened "the Jeep." General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America could not have won World War II without it.

    1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi, ym"sh, occupation, a revolt that lasted two months before collapsing

    1946, President Truman signed the Fulbright Program into law, establishing the scholarships named for Sen. William J. Fulbright. ALSO: The Atomic Energy Commission was established

    1957, the United States and Canada reached agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
    1966, 25-year-old Charles Joseph Whitman went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas clock tower in Austin, killing 14 people with a high-powered rifle. Whitman, who had also murdered his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police