Friday, September 29, 2006

Why Tiger Woods is #1.........Again

Here we go again, currently he is kicking rear end again, El Tigre holds a 5 shot lead in World Golf Championship - American Express Championship. If you lead in one category, you are a golf's pretty obvious Tiger has the stud part wrapped up.

PGA Tour Stats - 2006
#1 Greens in regulation
#1 Birdie Avg
#1 Scoring Avg
#1 Money Leaders
#1 Par Breakers
#1 Par 4 Birdie or better Avg
#1 Par 5 Birdie or better Avg
#1 Actual Scoring Avg
#1 Scoring Avg before Cut
#1 Final Round Scoring Avg
#1 Career Money Leader
#1 Par 4 Performance
#1 World Money List
#1 Greens in Regulation % other than fairway
#1 Proximity to Hole
#1 Fairway Proximity
#1 Back 9 Scoring Avg

#2 Front 9 Scoring Avg
#2 Round 3 Scoring Avg

and all that while.........

#156 in Driving Accuracy %
(check first stat - #1 Greens in Regulation, simply amazing)

What The Blog Is Going On?

can't access these 2 blogs I visit daily - NeoCon Command Center and Mark in Mexico
I keep getting "Run Time Error" messages. Anybody know what that could be?

Today in History....September 29

On this day in …

1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men

1829, London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty

1918, Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War I
1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders signed the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland

1963, the second session of Second Vatican Council opened in Rome

1982, seven people in the Chicago area died after unwittingly taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide

1986, the Soviet Union released Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist confined in Moscow on spying charges

1988, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., marking America's return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster

1996, the organization that supervised Bosnia's first postwar elections officially certified the results -- with victories by nationalist parties and the country's Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic

2001, President Bush condemned Afghanistan's Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his followers as the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror


John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation's 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation

New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released from 85 days of federal detention after agreeing to testify in a criminal probe into the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Now This Is Very Cool

Gotta love modern medicine and medical devices. Any idea where this came from? Here's a hint, not from Iran Iraq, Syria or North Korea.

Check these links out A Question of Mind Over Matter; Give 'em a (Working) Hand; Grow Your Own Limbs; What if Bionics Were Better? and take an Interactive Bionics Tour.

Chavez: Planting the Seeds of Anti-Semitism

On a roll with this troll...........

A pro-Chavez paper in Venezuela has just printed an article that you won't believe. If you don't think Chavez has his hands deep inside the media's pocket in Venezuela, this may turn the tide for you. He is planting the seeds of anti-Semitism and planting the seeds for a very dark future. Thanks to Alexandra Beech and Daniel Duquenal from Venezuela. Here's the article and below is the translated text:

The Zionist Jews
By Tarek Muci Nasir
El Diario Caracas

Zionists, the destructive sect of radical Jews, are again impregnating
the Jewish community with its animosity towards humanity. The genocide
they executed in Palestine and Lebanon is similar to the Holocaust
which the Nazis executed against them, and they will undergo another
Holocaust because of the global hatred they are accumulating. If the
Jews have charged the Nazis for their victims, they will have to pay
Lebanon for their killings. The Jewish race is condemned to disappear,
because if they continue marrying among themselves they will continue
to degenerate; if they open their marriages they will racially dilute
themselves, so they only recourse is to stay united, to provoke wars,
and auto-genocides.

Israelis are lying when they say they are the favored people of God;
on the contrary, because they are always at war and without their own
land, it seems that they are marked for having destroyed Jesus Christ.
We should reform the Bible which falsely refers to them as the chosen
race by God, and we will act to stop them from manipulating the Jewish
community. The United States is trapped by Zionists who control their
economy and many critical positions in their government; and we must
avoid that this critical situation takes place in Venezuela before
they also ruin us, because they can possess any nationality, but first
they act as Jews in whatever land they plant themselves. Israel
couldn't resist that despite possessing Jerusalem as the capital of
the Christian world, Lebanon continued to have more international
tourism, and now, due to international repulsion, Israel will have
even less [tourism].

Let's pay attention of the Israeli-Zionist associations, unions and
federations which are conspiring to Venezuela to take over our
finances, our industries, commerce, construction; which are
infiltrating government positions and politics. Possibly, we'll have
to expel them from the country, as other nations have done, which is
the reason that Jews remain in a continuous state of stateless exodus,
and it is why in 1948 they invaded Palestine, guided by Albion. Will
global justice allow the United States, England, and Israel to destroy
the Middle East to take over its oil? Only the union of its people
will save them.

The only way that humanity will reconcile with the Jews is if these
renounce their Zionist leadership, which aspires to dominate the
world, and if they stop presenting themselves as the Chosen people of
God, and when they do so, we will hug them fraternally as equal human

Today in History

On this day in …

1066, William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne

1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their siege of Yorktown Heights, Va.

1787, Congress voted to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval
1850, flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy

1924, two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, Wash., having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days

1939, during World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on a plan to partition Poland

1972, weekly casualty figures for the war are released that contain no U.S. fatalities for the first time since March, 1965

1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, ym"s, signed an accord to transfer much of the West Bank to the control of its Arab residents


with the United States abstaining, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution indirectly calling on Israel to close an archaeological tunnel in Jerusalem, in land under Israeli sovereignty won in a defensive war. This, because of a terrorist tantrum the "Palestinians" threw -- literally -- after large rocks were bombarded from the Temple Mount at praying Jews and Christians standing before the Western Wall, a few hundred feet below

Landmark legislation to crack down on illegal immigrants in the United States won House passage as part of a giant federal spending bill

2001, the U.N. Security Council approved a sweeping resolution sponsored by the United States requiring all 189 U.N.-member nations to deny money, support and sanctuary to terrorists

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wag The.............Finger

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Setting The Stage For December

First off.....

Go and buy your T-shirt here.

Regular readers already know that I have had many posts on the despicable Hugo Chavez. Like his idol, Fidel Castro, Chavez would like nothing more than to be the driving force to take down the United States, and with his recent travels to the U.N. in NYC as well as his travel around the world meeting with the King of the Norks Jong Il, Ahmadinejad, et al, Chavez has been doing about all he can do to stir up hatred for the USA.

Like Castro, Kim Jong Il, Ahmadinejad, Saddam, Chavez is intoxicated with power and believes he is above all else....taking away personal freedoms, creating a forced dependence on fellow countrymen to the government and invoking terror and even targeted assassinations on those who disagree with him (it's amazing how many journalists who disagree with Chavez have mysteriously died).

A reader from the Cuban community in Florida recently sent me some information about the pre-Castro days in Cuba and what it was like before the tyrant took over. Unfortunately the photo's and captions sent are not Blogger compatible, however among the information sent was the average salary of Cubans working for a Cuban citizen(s) owned company that we all know, Bacardi. In 1956, the average annual salary for a Bacardi employee was $1957.82, compare that to the average monthly salary for 2005, which is $10 or $120 per year. Now compare that to the average salary in 1956 to today and you have a difference of 1632%! Let's not forget about the huge bennies provided, such as health care benefits and paid vacation (totaling 1 MONTH).

Oh, how they long for the good ol' days.

Why bother about Cuba? Well, it is because we all know (well at least conservatives) that Hugo Chavez is in the process of making Venezuela the next Cuba. Like Castro, Chavez is aligning himself with world communist and socialist leaders to position themselves against the evil, capitalistic United States. It has been documented that Chavez has supported terrorist training camps in Venezuela as well as in Guayana & Suriname, conveniently located Sunni Muslim swampholes hidden at the top of South America. Top that off with his hand in the back pocket of the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and there is a recipe for big-time problems with regards to kicking him out of power.

The Venezuelan Consititution calls for Presidential term limits of 2 terms.

``If the majority of the people say yes, we'll have to change the constitution so that re-election in Venezuela will be indefinite,'' Chavez, 52, said in a televised speech in Caracas before tens of thousands of red-shirted supporters. ``The people will decide.'' Chavez would have to step down in 2013 under the current constitution if he wins in December.

Fat chance.

Last week in Israel's intelligence webzine, DEBKAfile, it was reported that officials from Iran, Cuba and Venezuela were putting their heads together on ways of translating their leaders' rhetoric into effective war action against the USA. After their meeting, officials from Iran and Venezuela moved their talks to Venezuela where Ahmadinejad continued his talks with Chavez on Sept. 17 and 18. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during those talks.

You may recall back in 1979 in Iran the day of the embassy take over, Castro said that "Together Iran and Cuba can bring America to her knees". The next year, Castro built Iran a biotechnology plant.

So we have a history of Iran/Cuba ties and with Chavez grandstanding his anti-America venom, Ahmadihejad has chummed up with Chavez and have talked repeatedly about deploying a few Iranian made missiles in Venezuela (and Cuba) all for being a menace to the U.S.

DEBKAfile also reports that "The three-way talks have thus far yielded a solid decision for Iranian intelligence agents, some of them sabotage specialists, to be sent soon to Cuba and Venezuela. They will operate in the guise of road network and industrial development experts. Their real mission will be to conduct surveys on the practicability of using Cuba and Venezuela as bases for subversive activities against the United States and other parts of Latin America."

Wonder what would happen if a Democrat becomes President in 2008?

Back in Venezuela, Chavez is now facing some stiff competition in this year's Presidential election in December from Manuel Rosales, the current Governor from the state of Zulia in Venezuela.

Here's a breakdown:


Like his personality or not, he can whip up a firestorm in a rally like wildfire. He has at his disposal billions of dollars to spend on the local media, television and newspapers, to deliver his propaganda and campaign virutally 24/7, which he is doing.

Chavez has relatively more power and income to manipulate the election than any sitting president in the Americas. His control over voter the election voter machinery is absolute, which led to voter abstention of 75% in the 2005 election for the National Assembly. Many Venezuelans and even a higher percentage of foreigners believe that that his reelection is a foregone conclusion.

There is hope, no a lot, but some. Chavez is facing big, big problems. Approximately 75 percent of voters rate his performance negatively on issues such as poverty, unemployment, housing, insecurity and corruption and almost as many oppose his foreign spending which is at $36 Billion and growing. The homicide rate has tripled under Chavez and whiskey and rum sales have risen over 50% in the past 2 years.

Remember when Chavez was in New York City last week at the U.N. and he was promising to sell discounted oil to the poor in NYC andBoston? Well Venezuelans have had an a$$ full of him subsidizing the "poor" in other countries when it is needed in his own backyard, something that may come back to bite him.

It's funny how he opposes capitalism and the U.S. yet his favorite bankers and politicians are reaping large capitalistic rewards from this Socialistic state.

Can Chavez be beaten? He can if his opponent, Manual Rosales, can positively put forth a campaign that enables a share of Venezuala's oil wealth with families, take away the power of the government and hand it back to the people and a campaign to end the growing poverty, homelessness and corruption.


The light at the end of the tunnel for Venezuelans is Manuel Rosales. His top priority is the transferring the property of the land to its rightful owners and the initiative "Mi Negra". Currently the government grants leases to its rightful owner, sort of a production rights, while the government maintains ownership. Rosales is offering complete transfer of ownership to the rightful owners. What will really hit home the people of Veneazuala is an initiative called "Mi Negra", which is basically a plan to distribute a percentage of oil income directly to the people. Rosales' plan is to put Venezuelans to work by guaranteeing property rights legally that will encourage local and foreign private investment which will turn into job creation and wealth. "Mi Negra" is their share of the oil pie and the use of those funds will depend entirely on the people. It's not a subsidy, it's an inalienable right for all Venezuelans.

Terrorism and crime is an issue that Rosales wants to do away with. Hugo Chavez gave away over $100 Million to Bolivia (surprise) so they can build military bases within their territory, meanwhile, their police, National Guard and Army lack adequate funding. Rosales declares that not one single barrel of oil or single dollar will be given away to foreign countries that deal in terrorism.

Rosales also will subsidize Venezuelan farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs and develop their own farming infrastructure instead in importing subsidized goods from foreign countries.

He also is calling for the elimination of electronic voting machines, machines that would no doubt be manipulated by Chavez.

Another issue Rosales is running on is providing free education to private universities for the less fortunate which has been wildly successful in is state of Zulia, and elimante the humiliation of the donning of red shirts while standing in line to accept government assistance (yes they do that).

He also declares that fascism will be a thing of the past.

There is a battle within Venezuela, one that will either free Venezuelans from a tyrants control or continue in a downward spiral of repression and poverty. It has been reported that the hard Chavez vote is 25%, they would vote for him no matter what and about 30% would vote for him if there is no choice. Don't be surprised if the latter is true, meaning that there is a possibility of cancelling the elections, or the elimination of a candidate(s) if you know what I mean.

As I posted 2 weeks ago, Hugo Chavez has admitted he has a fight on his hands, saying that he knows he is tied with Rosales at this juncture. A recent poll in 7 regions show that Rosales has 72% of the votes while Chavez has 17%. Here's to hoping of a landslide victory for Rosales so we don't have to endure tactics much worse than those of Al Gore, John Kerry and Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Just think what a better world we would be in if we were free of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, their countries would be gold mines for capitalism.

We've got another fight in this world pitting good against evil, this one taking place in Venezuela. The blogosphere has done wonders for getting out information regarding elections, I encourage all bloggers to do their part and help in spreading the good word and help take down the evil tyrant, Hugo Chavez.

Well.....If It's Tequila, You'll Find It Here!

Danny Flores, composer of "Tequila," a huge hit for the Champs in 1958, has died. He was 77.Flores, who performed under the name Chuck Rio, lived in Westminster for years. He died Tuesday, family members said, after suffering for years from Parkinson's disease.

The classic instrumental featured Flores' instantly recognizable saxophone line and his periodic growl of the sole lyric – "Tequila!"

Today in History....September 26

On this day in …

1776, the Continental Congress elects Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee as agents who will be sent to secure a formal alliance and negotiate a treaty between the United States and France

1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution

1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state
1914, the Federal Trade Commission was established

1945, Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) becomes first American MIA in Vietnam

1955, following word that President Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack, the New York Stock Exchange saw its worst price decline since 1929

1960, the first televised debate between presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon took place in Chicago

1981, the twin-engine Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, Wash.

1991, four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure in Oracle, Ariz., called Biosphere 2. (They emerged from the Biosphere on this date in 1993.)


Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis after six months aboard the Russian Mir space station.

President Clinton signed a bill ensuring two-day hospital stays for new mothers and their babies.

ValuJet received federal permission to fly again three months after it was grounded following a deadly crash.

Richard Allen Davis, the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, was formally sentenced to death in San Jose, Calif.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Fill 'er up............boy.


Chavez: "You are a devil, you smell like sulfur, you are a drunk, you are the demon, you are genocidal Mr. Devil, you are a Dictator, you are an assasin Mr. Devil, you are..."
Bush:"Yeah!Yeah!, everything you say, filler up boy!"

Today in History....September 25

On this day in …

1789, the first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

1894, President Grover Cleveland issues a presidential proclamation pardoning Mormons who had previously engaged in polygamous marriages or habitation arrangements considered unlawful by the U.S. government. At the time, and to this day, plural marriages between one man and multiple women; one woman and multiple men; or multiple men and women are illegal in the United States. (The Mormons formally renounced polygamy on this day in 1890)
1919, President Wilson collapsed from a stroke after a speech in Pueblo, Colo., during a national speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles

1956, the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable went into service

1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev caps his trip to the United States with two days of meetings with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two men came to general agreement on a number of issues, but a U-2 spy plane incident in May 1960 crushed any hopes for further improvement of U.S.-Soviet relations during the Eisenhower years

1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court

1996, Israel's decision to open an archaeological tunnel near the Temple Mount spurred thousands of practitioners of that "religion of peace", standing in the shadow of their mosque, to start bombarding worshipers a few hundred feet below, at the Western Wall, with large stones

2001, former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan announced he was returning to play professional basketball, with the Washington Wizards

2005, two months after announcing its intention to disarm, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) gives up its weapons in front of independent weapons inspectors. The decommissioning of the group's substantial arsenal took place in secret locations in the Republic of Ireland

Friday, September 22, 2006

REDEMPTION! Monster Gets Death Penalty

Jurors on friday sentenced a convicted sex offender to death for kidnapping and killing University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, whose body was found in a Minnesota ravine nearly five months after she disappeared. She was brutally raped and murdered.

try this:

It was North Dakota's first death penalty case in more than a century. The state does not have the death penalty but it is allowed in federal cases.

Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., 53, of Crookston, Minn., looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as the sentence was announced

The girl, Dru Sjodin, was a very good friend of my niece. Dru's family and my older sister and her family, both have summer homes in the Pequot Lakes, MN area where they spent most of their time together.

Justice has been served!

Hey Nean, you were right, he got it!

Thanks for the heads up Vinnie.

Today in Histroy....September 22

On this day in …

1776, Nathan Hale, a Connecticut schoolteacher and captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying

1789, Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General
1792, the first French Republic was proclaimed

1862, President Abraham Lincoln changes the course of the war and American history by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Announced a week after the nominal Union victory at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), this measure did not technically free any slaves, but it redefined the Union's war aim from reunification to the abolition of slavery

1893, America's first automobile was not built by a Henry Ford or Walter Chrysler, but by Charles and Frank Duryea, two bicycle makers. Charles spotted a gasoline engine at the 1886 Ohio State Fair and became convinced that an engine-driven carriage could be built. The two brothers designed and built the car together, working in a rented loft in Springfield, Massachusetts. After two years of tinkering, Charles and Frank Duryea showed off their home invention on the streets of Springfield, the first successful run of an automobile in the U.S.

1914, in the North Sea, the German U-9 submarine sinks three British cruisers, the Aboukir, the Hogue, and the Cressy, in just over one hour. The one-sided battle, during which 1,400 British sailors lost their lives, alerted the British to the deadly effectiveness of the submarine, which had been generally unrecognized up to that time

1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago

1961, President John F. Kennedy signs legislation establishing the Peace Corps as a permanent government agency. Kennedy believed that the Peace Corps could provide a new and unique weapon in the war against communism

1964, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances

1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed

1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The History of Jihad

A great read on the The History of Jihad from Dee at Democracy Frontline.

Great Quote By The Idiot International Grandstander, Hugo Chavez

This guy is a tool.

Here's Chavez in a most entertaining moment, which came later at the press conference after yesterday's UN speech:


But compared with Mr. Ahmadinejad, Mr. Chávez was just more colorful. He brandished a copy of Noam Chomsky’s “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance” and recommended it to members of the General Assembly to read. Later, he told a news conference that one of his greatest regrets was not getting to meet Mr. Chomsky before he died. (Noam Chomsky, 77, is still alive.)

The Most Under-Reported Story of the Iraq War

Dymphna at Gates of Vienna links to a long blogpost by a woman who calls herself Kat and who spent two full years working as a reconstruction contractor in war-torn Iraq. The article is a cry of heartfelt and justified outrage regarding the abject failure of the MSM to report this massive effort. All we have heard about it so far are stories based on the adage "If It Bleeds, It Leads," plus the inevitable exposure of the occasional misdeeds or failures of the contracting companies. Dymphna recommends reading at least the sections headed HALLIBURTON and THE BIG STORY. Excerpts from both appear in the sequel. As is so often the case, Read The Whole Thing .

Kat's section on HALLIBURTON begins like this:

There are probably only three to maybe five companies in the world with the types of expertise and experience necessary to take up this type of work. The scope of Halliburton's work in Iraq was far more extensive than the US government could readily oversee on its own. It would be monetarily impractical if not physically impossible for the government to plan and put into place overnight the kind of business structure Halliburton has taken years to build.

This is no coat of whitewash slapped on to cover the blackwash [apologies to Del] one finds in the media, ranging from the Daily Kos on up to the NYT and Wapo. Kat covers in detail the logistic, political and security concerns that render the task of firms such as Halliburton fiendishy difficult. And she treats us to some notable successes, for example--

Part of the irrigation systems we worked with was literally responsible for providing the restoration of thousands of square kilometers of marshlands in southern Iraq, which in turn has restored an ancient way of life to thousands of people. When that’s considered, you’d think it might be worth making a bit of a fuss about.

But that's not what happened. Instead, out of the more than 200 project completions and section completions we and government sources reported to the press, only two that I know of ever reached outside the country in the MSM, and those two were buried in a report about an increase in oil production. That's it. That’s the whole show. That's all of the reporting anyone ever got from four major irrigation systems, twelve major water supply systems, and twelve major oil and natural gas systems.

Today in History....September 21

On this day in …

1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy

1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appears before Congress and asks that the Neutrality Acts, a series of laws passed earlier in the decade, be amended. Roosevelt hoped to lift an embargo against sending military aid to countries in Europe facing the onslaught of Nazi aggression during World War II
1941, with America on the verge of entering World War II, the government needed a source of extra revenue to fund the war effort. To that end, Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1941, increasing the burden on America's taxpayers to help pay for the upcoming conflict

1942, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress makes its debut flight in Seattle, Washington. It was the largest bomber used in the war by any nation

1961, the U.S. Army's 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, is activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Special Forces were formed to organize and train guerrilla bands behind enemy lines. President John F. Kennedy, a strong believer in the potential of the Special Forces in counterinsurgency operations, visited the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg to review the program and authorized the Special Forces to wear the headgear that became their symbol, the Green Beret

1970, "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV

1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court

1996, the board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women

2001, Congress again opened the federal coffers to those harmed by terrorism, providing $15 billion to the airline industry, which was suffering mounting economic losses since the Sept. 11 attacks

2005, Hurricane Rita swirled toward the Gulf Coast as a Category 5, 165-mph hour monster as more than 1.3 million people in Texas and Louisiana were evacuated

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Palestinian TV Encourages Suicide Attack of Jewish "Monkeys and Pigs"

And we're not talking about their pets or farm animals.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' state-run television the past few weeks has broadcast a music video in which viewers are encouraged to "martyr" themselves in exchange for eternal paradise and beautiful "maidens."

The Israeli-based monitor Palestinian Media Watch reports the video, airing on television controlled by Abbas' Fatah party, depicts a Palestinian woman who is shot in the back by Israeli soldiers. The woman then is transported to "paradise" where she joins white-robed "maidens" dancing in water while waiting to marry a male Palestinian who "martyrs" himself.

In one recent video, a Palestinian about to blow himself up among Jewish civilians is depicted reciting a prayer hoping for "paradise."

"Angels of mercy, escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendents of monkeys and pigs. Dear father and mother, blessings of honor and respect to you, while you escort me to the Maidens of Paradise as a Martyr," states the soon-to-be suicide bomber.

In a sermon broadcast on PA television, Ismail al-Radouan, a prominent Palestinian sheikh, declares, "When the Shahid meets his maker, all his sins are forgiven from the first gush of blood. He is exempted from the torments of the grave; he sees his place in paradise, he is shielded from the great shock, and marries 72 Dark Eyed (Virgins)."

In an interview recently broadcast on Palestinian television, the mother of a real life suicide bomber explains how she had hoped her son would "martyr" himself.

"He (my son) would always dream of Shahada, it was his first and last goal in life. I told him, 'Dear, we all want to be shahids.' He said, 'In this entire world, I can't think of anyone to marry. I want to marry the Dark Eyed (Virgins or Maidens of Paradise).' I said if these are his thoughts, I wish him Shahada (martyrdom).

h/t Yoni , who lives in Tel Aviv and is a armed securities expert and frequent guest on Hugh Hewitt

You Go, Hugo

Chavez: U.S. Empire 'Will Be Finished in Near Future'

Venezuelan boss calls President Bush 'the devil'

I bet J. F'n Kerry, Murtha, Pelosi, Durbin, Kennedy, Reid....the whole lot, are loving this.

It must really be a drag to suffer from "Little Man's Disease".

This pissant of a leader(?) is making noise and is just pissed because he knows that come this December, Manuel Rosales will defeat him in the Venezuelan elections for Pres. and he's trying to make himself believe he is important. He desparately wants to be in the same category as Ahmadihejad, KJ Il and Castro.

My sources say that the people he holds "dear to his heart", the poor people, are becoming more and more fed up with him as conditions in Venezuela have only gotten worse for them.

My take.....

When he is defeated, he will not relinquish office and come time, Venezuelans will a force a coup d' état OR he will be assassinated.

And that's a good thing.

Like his idol Ché Guevara, maybe he'll end up with a bullet in him and buried in a jungle.

Today in History....September 20

On this day in …

1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. (Magellan was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.)

1565, Spanish forces under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés capture the French Huguenot settlement of Fort Caroline, near present-day Jacksonville, Florida. The French, commanded by Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere, lost 135 men in the first instance of colonial warfare between European powers in America. Most of those killed were massacred on the order of Aviles, who allegedly had the slain hung on trees beside the inscription "Not as Frenchmen, but as heretics." Laudonniere and some 40 other Huguenots escaped
1806, after nearly two-and-a-half years spent exploring the western wilderness, the Corps of Discovery arrived at the frontier village of La Charette, the first white settlement they had seen since leaving behind the outposts of eastern civilization in 1804

1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy

1873, panic swept the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures

1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding the assassinated James A. Garfield

1976, Playboy magazine released an interview in which Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter admitted he'd "looked on a lot of women with lust."

1984, a suicide car bomber, a practitioner of that "religion of peace", attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing a dozen people

1995, AT&T announced that it was going to split itself into three smaller companies

2001, President Bush announced a new Cabinet-level office to fortify homeland security and named Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge its director

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Gee....The Terrorists Sure Have A Different Way Of Having Their Kids Play Army.

Just wait until one these kids gets killed in can be rest assured that the MSM will blame our military for targeting children. These insane a$$holes are sending their children to an early grave.........I remember playing army as a kid was nothing like this.

Here's the article.


Shiite militias are encouraging children — some as young as 6 or 7 — to hurl stones and gasoline bombs at U.S. convoys, hoping to lure American troops into ambushes or provoke them into shooting back, U.S. soldiers say.

Gangs of up to 100 children assemble in Sadr City, stronghold of radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia, and in nearby neighborhoods, U.S. officers said in interviews this week.

American soldiers have seen young men, their faces covered by bandanas, talking with the children before the rock-throwing attacks begin — and sometimes handing out slingshots so the volleys will be more accurate, the troops said.

Today in History....September 19

On this day in …

1955, Joe Gringo's next to oldest brother, #3 of 6, was born.

1777, during the Revolutionary War, American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga

1783, Jacques Etienne Montgolfier launched a duck, a sheep and a rooster aboard a hot-air balloon at Versailles in France

1796, President Washington's farewell address was published. In it, the nation's first chief executive wrote, "reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2 1/2 months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president

1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.

1945, Nazi propagandist William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was sentenced to death by a British court
1955, President Juan Peron of Argentina was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy

1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reacted angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he wouldn't be allowed to visit Disneyland

1960, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checked out of the Shelburne Hotel in a dispute with the management

1996, American astronaut Shannon Lucid, on board the Russian Mir space station since March, eagerly greeted the crew of Atlantis hours after their arrival and docking

2001, the Pentagon ordered dozens of advanced aircraft to the Persian Gulf region as the hour of military retaliation for deadly terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 drew closer.

2005, North Korea pledged to drop its nuclear weapons development and rejoin international arms treaties, but its leaders quickly backpedaled

ALSO: In a statement aired on a pan-Arab TV station, Al-Qaida deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said his terror network had carried out the July 7 London bombings that killed 52 people

Monday, September 18, 2006

These Islamo-bats are just proving the Pope Is Right!

Today in History.....September 18

On this day in …

1789, with the nation's finances in something of a mess, the government took out its first loan from from the Bank of New York and Bank of North America for $191, 608.81. It was repaid in under a year

1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol

1873, The Panic of 1873 began and became one of the worst financial crises in the nation's history. Lasting 5 years and closing banks and deflating the markets, it damaged people's faith in the future of the nation. The surprise collapse of Jay Cooke and Co., one of the country's most reputable brokerage houses, started the depression. With the situation growing dire, the secretary of the Treasury decided to infuse the economy with $26 million in paper money. Despite the government's efforts, the Panic did not subside, and the economy continued its slump through the end of the decade

1973, future President Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, claiming he had seen a UFO in October 1969. During the presidential campaign of 1976, Carter promised that, if elected president, he would encourage the government release "every piece of information" about UFOs available. After winning the presidency, though, Carter backed away from this pledge, saying that the release of some information might have "defense implications" and pose a threat to national security

1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army

1996, the O.J. Simpson civil trial opened in Santa Monica, Calif.

2001, week after the Sept. 11 attack, President Bush said he hoped to "rally the world" in the battle against terrorism and predicted that all "people who love freedom" would join
ALSO: Letters postmarked Trenton, N.J., that later tested positive for anthrax were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw

Friday, September 15, 2006

As Dierks Bentley Sings.."Come A Little Closer Baby"

I've got a date with busy, a bunch of stuff on the plate lately, anyway a few quick things:

1). I think Ahmadinejad may be a little light in the loafers, I've seen far too many picture of him dreamily looking into another man's eye's as they prepare to spoon. Man I hope I'm right.

2). Someone needs to harpoon Rosie O'Large-Dumbass. Her comments on her show "A View" (I refuse to call it the The View) referencing "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam" will go down as the most ridiculous quote in her gay lifetime.

3). Read this , I've been looking for this since I heard it on the Laura Ingraham show
2 days ago. This will infuriate you, here's a snippet:

Guantanamo prisoners receive free medical, dental and psychiatric care, and in 2005 "there were 35 teeth cleanings." The other 400 or so housed there will have to wait awhile. Aslo, terrorists over the age of 50 receive FREE F'n colonoscopy's!!!!!!!! Read the rest.

4). We need more people like Oriana Fallaci

5). Great time of year here in Phoenix, AZ, the weather here is nnniiiice, should break down into the 80's in a few's National Football League time!!

6). My favorite song still is "Give it Away" by George Strait. Very cool.

Gotta run............

The future is now and Charles Krauthammer paints a gloomy picture of what may be in store:

In his televised 9/11 address, President Bush said that we must not "leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons.'' There's only one such current candidate: Iran.

The next day, he responded thus (as reported by Rich Lowry and Kate O'Beirne of National Review) to a question on Iran: "It's very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force.''

"Before'' implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable. An aerial attack on Iran's nuclear facilities lies just beyond the horizon of diplomacy. With the crisis advancing and the moment of truth approaching, it is important to begin looking now with unflinching honesty at the military option.

The costs will be terrible:

Find out the happy news here.....

Today in HIstory....September 15

On this day in …

1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution

1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State

1911, the Procter and Gamble Co. began producing Crisco, the hydrogenated vegetable shortening made from cottonseed oil

1917, Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of a provisional government

1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of the Nazis, ym"sh

1940, during the Battle of Britain in World War II, the tide turned as the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force
1950, during the Korean conflict, United Nations forces landed at Incheon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul

1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. to begin a 13-day visit

1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

1993, in response to a wave of carjackings, F.B.I. Director William S. Sessions promised a new national campaign to stem carjacking and other car-related crimes

2001, President Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the Sept. 11 attacks.

ALSO: Beleaguered Afghans streamed out of Kabul, fearing a U.S. military strike against Taliban rulers who were harboring Osama bin Laden

2005, President Bush, addressing the nation from storm-ravaged New Orleans, acknowledged the government failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina, and urged Congress to approve a massive reconstruction program

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Today in History....September 14

On this day in …

1812, the Russians set fire to Moscow in the face of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte's troops

1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write his poem ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812

1901, President McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him

1927, modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her sports car

1948, a groundbreaking ceremony took place in New York at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters

1959, the Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface
1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before

ALSO: Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was killed by a bomb

1985, terrorist kidnappers in Lebanon, Shiite practitioners of that "religion of peace", released the Rev. Benjamin Weir after holding him captive for 16 months

2001, Patriotism mixed with prayer as Americans packed synagogues and churches and clogged public squares on a day of remembrance for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. President Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attended services at Washington National Cathedral, then flew to New York, where he waded into the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers in a show of resolve. Officials announced the Pentagon would call up as many as 50,000 members of the National Guard and Reserve

2005, a federal judge in San Francisco declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional. (The Bush administration has vowed to appeal.)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

OBL Is As Good As Caught Now


She's the 'ol sacrificial lamb. With all of the opiates they're growing in Afghanistan, this is just a natural fit.


Bye Bye

Surpised they lasted this long, Michelle Malkin has the skinny on it.

Local Fallen Soldier - Sgt. Jason L. Merrill

A roadside bomb killed Sgt. Jason Merrill three weeks after he arrived for his second tour of duty in Iraq. He had served a year in Iraq in 2004 to 2005 as a tank gunner. He was riding in a Humvee when he was killed, said Tim Merrill, his father.

Sgt. Merrill, along with his 3 brothers and sisters, went to elementary school where my 9 year old goes in Mesa, AZ. When he would return home from his tour of duty, he would go the elementary school and give presentations and show photographs from the war in Iraq. Jason's mother is a teacher's aide at the school.

This past Monday, the school held an assembly before school to honor Sgt Merrill.

Disproportionate Bombing

Remeber this ridiculous catch phrase? Well now it's reversed if you ask me.

Read this from today's New York Post:

Taliban terror leaders who had gathered for a funeral - and were secretly being watched by an eye-in-the-sky American drone - dodged assassination because U.S. rules of engagement bar attacks in cemeteries, according to a shocking report.
U.S. intelligence officers in Afghanistan are still fuming about the recent lost opportunity for an easy kill of Taliban honchos packed in tight formation for the burial, NBC News reported.

The unmanned airplane, circling undetected high overhead, fed a continuous satellite feed of the juicy target to officers on the ground.

"We were so excited. I came rushing in with the picture," one U.S. Army officer told NBC.

But that excitement quickly turned to gut-wrenching frustration because the rules of engagement on the ground in Afghanistan blocked the U.S. from mounting a missile or bomb strike in a cemetery, according to the report.

Pentagon officials declined comment and referred The Post to Central Command officers in Afghanistan, who did not respond to a request for comment or explanation.

They bomb their own at weddings, funerals, resorts and what does the US Military do? If we don't cut out this insanely ridiculous PC bull sh*t, we're going to lose this war.

Wow, Well Look Who's Apologizing

Via Stop The ACLU

WELL, here it is, five years late, but here just the same: an apology from an Arab-American for 9/11. No, I didn’t help organize the killers or contribute in any way to their terrible cause. However, I was one of millions of Arab-Americans who did the unspeakable on 9/11: nothing.

The only time I raised my voice in protest against these men who killed thousands of innocents in the name of Allah was behind closed doors, among the safety of friends and family. I did at one point write a very vitriolic essay condemning their actions, but fear of becoming another Salman Rushdie kept me from ever trying to publish it.

Well, I’m sick of saying the truth only in private - that Arabs around the world, including Arab-Americans like myself, need to start holding our own culture accountable for the insane, violent actions that our extremists have perpetrated on the world at large.

Yes, our extremists and our culture.

Every single 9/11 hijacker was Arab and a Muslim. The apologists (including President Bush) tried to reassure us that 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam, but was a twisting of a great and noble religion. With all due respect, read the Koran, Mr. President. There’s enough there for someone of extreme tendencies to find their way to a global jihad.

So who are you going to believe?

Men and women born into Islam who have been there and done that, men and women standing up to be counted and risking their lives in doing so with no obvious benefit to themselves, or feckless politicians and the dumba$$ ostriches who hide their heads in the sand?

I know where I stand, and I know which one of the two I’d share a foxhole with.

Today in History....September 13

On this day in …

1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital

1899, the first recorded fatality from an automobile accident, after an oncoming vehicle fatally struck Henry Bliss at the corner of Central Park West and 74th Street, Manhattan. Driver Arthur Smith was arrested and held on $1,000 bail while Bliss was taken to Roosevelt hospital, where he died

1922, the highest shade temperature on the Earth’s surface was recorded in El Azizia, Libya, which reached 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit

1945, in accordance with the Potsdam Agreements at the end of WWII, 5,000 British troops of the 20th Indian Division, commanded by Gen. Douglas Gracey, arrive in southern Indochina to disarm the defeated Japanese forces

1948, Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress

1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives

1977, General Motors (GM) introduced the first diesel automobiles in America on this day, the Oldsmobile 88 and 98 models. A major selling point of the two models was their fuel efficiency, which GM claimed to be 40 percent better than gasoline-powered cars

1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, ym"sh, shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy. Almost immediately, a surge of Arab terrorism began against Israel and continued despite the Jewish state making concession after concession

1995, kidnapping and ransom insurance sales continue to rise, as the threat of terrorism grows. Small and medium-sized companies started buying the policies to protect workers heading overseas to conduct business, according to a New York Times report

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Looking Ahead

Here is the latest 2008 Political Derby.

Although I am a native Arizonan, it pains me to see John McCain's name up top, but, I'm not worried.

John Edwards? Weak.

Now that's what I like to hear.

Venezuela: Worse For Business

I'm going to keep pounding in this thug until he's gone.

Mexico, Peru and Guatemala were among the ten countries worldwide that implemented most reforms that make business easier. Mexico jumped a whopping 19 places on the global ranking of 175 countries, while Peru jumped by 13 places and Guatemala by 10 places. All in all, seven countries in Latin America made progress, while 12 fell on the global ranking. Chile kept its position as the region’s best place in terms of ease of doing business, while Venezuela cemented its last place.

Venezuela managed to drop a whopping 20 places on the ranking, ending in 164th place of 175 countries worldwide. That means Venezuela is now a worse place for doing business than countries like Afghanistan and Burkina Faso, according to the World Bank.

Latin Business Chronicle has the rest.

Watch President Bush Absolutely B*tch Slap Dopey Matt Lauer

This is the George Bush I love!
I especially like the "My job is to protect this country, man" part. Nice finger poke to the chest George! Beautiful.
h/t Little Green Footballs

Today in History....September 12

On this day in …

1609, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into the river that now bears his name

1912, plans for the first coast-to-coast highway were unveiled. A memorial to Abraham Lincoln, it was to become an American icon, the predecessor to Route 66

1914, during World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ended in an Allied victory against Germany

1938, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia
1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government

1944, the second Quebec Conference opened with President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in attendance

1960, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed the issue of his Roman Catholicism, telling a Protestant group in Houston, "I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me."

1974, in Boston, Massachusetts, opposition to court-ordered school "busing" turns violent on the opening day of classes

1986, Joseph Cicippio, the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut, was kidnapped by practitioners of that "religion of peace"; he was released in December, 1991

2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade Center's smoking rubble a day after a terrorist attack that shut down the financial capital, badly damaged the Pentagon and left thousands dead. President Bush, branding the attacks in New York and Washington "acts of war," said "this will be a monumental struggle of good versus evil" and that "good will prevail."

2005, officials in New Orleans reported the bodies of more than 40 mostly elderly patients were found in a flooded-out hospital. Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown resigned, three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Power Line linked to a video -- narrated by Ron Silver -- produced by MEMRI that examines the reaction to the attacks in much of the Muslim world.

John Hinderaker puts it well:

This isn't just a trip down memory lane, either; it is an important corrective to the revisionist narrative that holds that it was President Bush's policies that caused America to be disliked in many Arab and Muslim precincts.So is the ABC miniseries "The Path To 9/11." In fact, the destruction of the revisionist narrative is perhaps the aspect of that film that most threatens Democrats. Which might explain their reaction to it.

All I can say is these people are pathetic a**hole SOB's.

THE biggest story since 9/11 is that there hasn't been an other 9/11. According to our hysterical media culture, everything's always going wrong. The truth is that we've gotten the big things right.

Read a great article by Ralph Peters 9/11: Five Years On: Getting It Right .

Having to make the decision of either burning to death or leaping 100 stories to your death.

Don't click if you don't want see people leaping out of the building.

The 2,996 Project

A project launched by D.C. Roe involves more than 3,000 bloggers who have joined together to commemorate each and every one of the victims of 9/11 on this fifth anniversary.

Re-living September September 11, 2001 via a live 911 phone call from the WTC.

The voice belongs to Kevin Cosgrove, a claims VP at Aon Corporation. He was 46 years old.

This is just a shade over 5 minutes, but take it all the way to the end.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Chavez UPDATE: "If I get killed, in one of these ambushes, I blame Chavez,

......and the people will know what to do, the people will take to the streets and oust Chavez if he pretends to eliminate the possibility that I become the next president of Venezuela" expressed a clearly upset Rosales, who added "I don't fear Chavez nor his ambushes."

.......said Manuel Rosales today, who quite possibly may be the man to replace Hugo Chavez in this Decembers elections in Venezuela.

Now We're Talking

Throw Kim Jong Il in the mix, then a team of assassins and now we've got a start.

Quote of the Day

via Op For

"To defeat Militant Islam, one must deprive it of victory. Every time you retreat, every time terrorists gain victory, that's when they recruit. Power attracts, weakness repeals.

Victory attracts, defeat repulses."

- From former (and future?) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wise words that were ignored by Israel, who ended their sea and air blockade of Lebanon earlier today.

There's no doubt that Hezbollah considers their most recent war with Israel a victory, a point that Netanyahu has seized on:

Mr. Netanyahu told the gathering at the Four Seasons that Prime Minister Olmert's Kadima party was built on the policy of unilateral withdrawals – a premise that is now dead. And so, went his implication, is the party and Mr. Olmert's premiership. The policy of unilateral withdrawals started with the Oslo Accords. He spoke of how, from Israel's founding until then, Israel's military and her relations with her Arab neighbors had been based on Vladimir Jabotinsky's concept of the "Iron Wall."
This was a reference to a phrase used by the right of center Zionist, who held that only when the Arabs became convinced that they couldn't destroy Israel – with every attack on Israel met by an "iron wall" – would peace follow. If Israel's deterrence and response to attack was so strong the Arab's found themselves banging themselves against an "Iron Wall," they'd realize the futility of trying to destroy Israel and seek peace. The "Iron Wall" principle, said Mr. Netanyahu, led to peace with Egypt and Jordan. They attacked Israel, were soundly defeated, and sued for peace.

The same applied, in a way, to Arafat's PLO after the first Intafada. The prolonged low-intensity conflict had all but bankrupted terror organization, forcing Arafat to the negotiating table.

Withdrawing from Gaza led to a kidnapped soldier and a new war, withdrawing from Lebanon in 2000 led to 2 kidnapped soliders and an even larger war. And the contention that the Oslo Accords made terrorism worse is more fact than theory.

Follow Sun Tzu, one of the most critical dimensions in warfare is the capacity to know and understand your enemy. Netanyahu understands terrorism and understands what can defeat terrorism. Bring back the Iron Wall.


Scott Johnson at Power Line will have a review of this movie in a day or two. Currently it is being shown in only 2 parts of the country, Minnesota and Colorado.

The accompanying promotional material states:

"Obsession" was awarded Best Feature Film at the Liberty Film Festival and also received the Special Jury Award in the Houston Worldfest International Festival. It is also an official selection in the Newport Beach Film Festival. This fall it will be shown in the Great Lakes Film Festival and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival as well.

The “Obsession” documentary uses images from Arab TV, rarely seen in the West. “Obsession” reveals an ‘insider's view' of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. The film also traces the parallels between the Nazi movement of World War II, the Radicals of today, and the Western world's response to both threats. A peaceful religion is being hijacked by a dangerous foe, who seeks to destroy the shared values we stand for. The world should be very concerned.

Should ebe interesting.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Hugo Boss? Maybe Not For Long

Hundreds of such leaflets have appeared recently in Montalban -west Caracas- and other parts of the city. The walls of recently opened Cardiologic Hospital for Children were covered with the leaflets according to sources. The caption reads "You'll need more than a 100 years for your treason to be forgiven by Venezuela's people. COWARD!!" The man in the picture is General Raul Baduel, directly responsible for Hugo Chavez's return to power on 13 April 2002.

What is interesting is that Aleksander Boyd at Vcrisis writes writes that Hugo Chavez will not relinquish power until, at least, 2021.

The Venezuelan Constitution allows a president to be re-elected only once in immediate succession. Chavez is eligible for re-election to another six-year term in December, but if he wins he wouldn't be able to run again in 2012.

Mr. Boyd also notes here that a poll commissioned by Chavez's campaign team "Comando Miranda" conducted in 7 regions of Venezuela, indicated that should elections be held next Sunday, Chavez's opponent Manuel Rosales, would get 72.1% of the vote, and Hugo Chavez would get 17.4%.

It will be very interesting to see if Chavez is defeated on election day this December 3
What will happen if Chavez refuses to give up power if defeated?

Check it out here. Chavez cancelling the elections is a possiblity.

Timeline: Islam's War Against The USA

Not against non-Muslims (which began centuries ago), but against the good 'ol USA.

President Bush finally, actually used the correct term, “Islamo-facist” in a speech last month and all hell broke loose. Arab groups screamed “racisim.” Liberals were apalled. And because of the uproar instigated by terrorist front groups like CAIR, the Bush administration caved under political correctness once again. No matter what you call the war we are engaged in, the truth is we are at war with radical Islam. Or more to the point, they are at war with us. They started it more than 30 years ago. Now, as we appoach the 5th anniversary of 9/11, let us once again review who it is that we are at war with and why — just in case some of us don’t know or have forgotten. The following represents just a sample of what the Arab and Islamic militants have done to Americans for over three decades.

· March 2, 1973: U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated by Palestinian militants

· Nov. 4, 1979: to Jan. 20, 198: Iran Hostage Crisis

· April 18, 1983: Islamic Jihad Bombs the US Embassy in Beirut and kills 63 people

· Oct. 23, 1983: Islamic Jihad bombs the Marine Barracks in Beirut and kills 242 Americans, while 58 French troops were killed in a separate attack

· March 16, 1984: Islamic Jihad kidnaps and later murders U.S. Embassy official William Buckley in Beirut, Lebanon

· April 12, 1984: Hezbollah bombs a restaurant in Spain killing 18 US servicemen

· June 14, 1985: Hezbollah hijacks a TWA flight murdering a US Navy sailor

· Oct. 7, 1985: Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacked by Palestinians, a wheelchair bound U.S. passenger is murdered and dumped overboard

· Nov. 23, 1985: An EgyptAir airplane is hijacked by the Abu Nidal group with several US citizens aboard

· March 30, 1986: Palestinians bomb TWA Flight 840 killing four US citizens

· April 5, 1986: Libyans bomb a discotheque in Berlin killing 2 US soldiers and wounding 79

· Feb. 17, 1988: Hezbollah kidnaps and murders US Marine Corps Lt. Col. W. Higgins while he was serving with the UN Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon

· Dec. 21, 1988: Libyans blow up Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing 259 people

· Feb. 26, 1993: first World Trade Center Bombing by Islamic terrorists kills 6 people and injures 1,000

· Nov. 13, 1995: The Islamic Movement of Change plants a bomb in a Riyadh military compound that kills one US citizen and more than 40 others

· June 25, 1996: Islamic terrorists attack the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 US military personnel and wounding 515 persons

· Feb. 23, 1997: a Palestinian gunman opens fire at the Empire State Building killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the US, Argentina, Switzerland, and France; his handwritten note claimed this was punishment against the “enemies of Palestine”

· Aug. 7, 1998: Osama bin Laden carries out the attacks on the US Embassies in East Africa. The attack at Nairobi, Kenya, kills 12 US citizens and 279 others, injuring about 5,000 Kenyans and six US citizens. The attack on the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, kills 10 Tanzanian citizens and injures one US citizen and 76 Tanzanians.

· Oct. 12, 2000: al-Qaeda attacks the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others

· Sept. 11, 2001: al-Qaeda attacks US Homeland killing thousands

· Jan 23, 2002: Islamic militants kidnap US journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan and slit his throat a week later

· May 7, 2004: al-Qaeda’s Abu Musab al-Zarqawi personally saws the head off of US citizen Nick Berg and distributes the video

If It Walks Like A Duck And Quacks Like A Duck...

VDH again provides clarity for the mush heads who still haven't gotten it.

Monsters of Rock

The chicks these guys must've pulled had to be tremendous


In the 70's, you had The Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, et al.......and these studs.......introducing Apache!

H/T Ace

Today in History.....September 7

On this day in …

1776, during the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare

1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, bade farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House

1864, in preparation for his march to the sea, Union General William T. Sherman orders residents of Atlanta, Georgia, to evacuate the city

1901, the Peace of Beijing ended the Boxer Rebellion in China

1927, American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an "image dissector"

1940, Nazi Germany began its initial blitz on London during World War II

1950, lightly more than two months after the United Nations approved a U.S. resolution calling for the use of force to repel the communist North Korean invasion of South Korea, the Security Council rejects a Soviet resolution that would condemn the American bombing of North Korea. The Security Council action was another victory for the United States in securing U.N. support for the war in Korea
1963, the National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio

1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington

2005, Police and soldiers went house to house in New Orleans to try to coax the last stubborn holdouts into leaving the storm-shattered city.

ALSO: President Bush led the nation in a final tribute to William H. Rehnquist, remembering the 16th chief justice as the Supreme Court's steady leader and a man of lifetime integrity. U.S. troops in Iraq rescued American Roy Hallums, held hostage 10 months

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I Love Stuff Like This......

The Democratic nominee for Congress from Florida’s 15th district believes the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy orchestrated by Dick Cheney.

When it comes to 9/11, the Democrats are pretty much eff'd, taking this conspiracy path is such a pathetic reach.........keep it up!

Let's see, terrorists, Iranians, mullahs, Charlie Sheen and now the Democrats......what great company!

¡Vamos A México!

A bit of a diversion from the world's current events, so I thought I'd give a little insight to land where the Mrs. was born...... México!

Besides having great food, awesome beaches, hot chicks, great beer, tequila and gorgeous mountainsides, México is full of fascinating, tantalizing, enchanting, charming, engaging (and just about every other adj. that I haven't thought of) history.

It's just about impossible for me to post on México's history, I could go on and on, but for a nice insight into the history of México, check out - The Art, Culture, and History of Ancient Mesoamerica.

In addition, if you're into the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec archeology, etc., I highly recommend these books which I have read:

The Code of Kings: The Language of the Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
Mexico, from Olmec to the Aztec

Since the Mrs. is from Tequila, and I love tequila (in moderation of course) here's a quick recommended list for different pocket books:

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia anejo: $119 a bottle and I'm smiling just thinking about it now.
Herradura reposado: A good reposado to get you started. $38 / bottle
Sauza Hornitos reposado: great price for a great all-purpose tequila, best bang for your buck, $26 /bottle
Corzo blanco: It'll give Patron a run for its money, $60 / bottle
El Jimador blanco: A mixto (a tequila that's less than 100% agave). Great for mixing, $19.99.

FYI, stay away from the Gold tequila's, they're gold for a reason, and that is caramel coloring which means it's sugar. Use the white or clear tequila's for mixing. Also, a buddy asked me about Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo it.........he has an excellent product. My preference in order is the reposado, white and then the añejo.

Today in History.....September 6

On this day in …

1781, British Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, adds to his notoriety by ordering his British command to burn New London, Connecticut. The Continental Army had been using the town to store a large stash of military supplies. The act sealed his reputation as a public enemy and his name became a synonym in common American parlance for "traitor." The bravery and military prowess Arnold had previously demonstrated, have been completely overshadowed by his later actions against the country he had once so valiantly served

1901, President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died eight days later; he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt

1909, American explorer Robert Peary sent word that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier

1916, the first self-serve grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tenn., by Clarence Saunders. (The store was set up to allow customers to hand-pick their groceries, rather than request them from a clerk standing behind a counter.)

1941, Jews over the age of 6 in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David

1970, "Palestinian" terrorists, practitioners of that "religion of peace", seized control of three jetliners which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan after the passengers and crews were evacuated

1976, a Soviet Air Force pilot lands his MIG fighter jet in Japan and asks for asylum in the United States. The incident was a serious embarrassment for the Soviets, and also provided a bit of a surprise for U.S. officials

1997, Britain bade farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service at Westminster Abbey

2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, urging greater trust between the neighboring countries as the basis for "a new partnership in North America

2005, the California Legislature became the first legislative body in the nation to approve same-sex marriages, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later vetoed the bill

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Apostates! Is Death Near??

Will ‘Khaled’ Centanni and ‘Ya'aqob’ Wiig, as apostates, be marked for death?

  • Diana West has a nice article
  • the 2 "converts".

    A U.N. Success Story

    Title = Oxymoron

    I have a friend, he is part black, he's Jewish and can swing it on the golf course, no, he's not Tiger Woodstein, close.......anyway, he sent this to me.......

    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of a line.
    A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker introduces himself. The terrorist kills him.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker asks, "why did you kill my friend?" The terrorist kills him and rapes his wife.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker says, "Stop that!" The terrorist kills him, rapes his daughter and kills his wife.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker says, "I'll pay you $1000 if you stop attacking us."
    The terrorist agrees to the deal, takes the $1000, and kills him.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker appeals to the United Nations.
    The United Nations says the peacemaker is at fault. The terrorist kills him.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker now has a gun, and threatens to use it.
    Other peacemakers start chanting the old 60's whine, "Can't we all just get along?" The peacemaker hesitates. The terrorist kills him.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker tries to convince his peacemaker friends that the terrorists aren't going to respond to negotiations,
    but they insist that if he kills the terrorist it'll just make the other terrorists mad.
    The peacemaker reluctantly agrees to try negotiating again. The terrorist kills him., his entire family, and his neighbor's family.
    A heated debate now ensues between the peacemakers who want to be nice to the terrorists and
    the peacemakers who believe that there can never be peace until the terrorists are all dead.
    While they are debating, the terrorists kill 15 more peacemakers.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker asks himself, "Which is more important: being liked by everyone, or protecting my family?"
    The terrorist pulls a knife to kill the peacemaker, but the peacemaker pulls a gun and kills the terrorist first.
    The United Nations condemns the peacemaker's use of unproportional force.
    Many of his peacemaker friends turn against him.
    A peacemaker walks up to the left side of the line. A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line.
    The peacemaker apologizes for what his friend did to the other terrorist.
    The terrorist kills him, his entire family and his neighbors, and threatens to destroy the city as soon as they develop a bigger weapon.
    A peacemaker refuses to meet at the line because every time a peacemaker goes to the line the terrorist kills him.
    A terrorist walks up to the right side of the line and fires rockets into the peacemaker's town.
    The United Nations condemns the way the peacemaker provoked the terrorist by refusing to come to
    the line and meet with him. Generations pass and not much changes until one day when the son of a
    peacemaker decides that the old strategy simply won't work. He walks up to the left side of the line a little early.
    As the terrorist approaches the right side of the line the peacemaker shoots him.
    Another terrorist approaches to replace the first, and the peacemaker shoots him too.
    This scene plays out several more times. Then a terrorist approaches carrying a white flag,
    but he also has weapons. The peacemaker shoots him. A terrorist next approaches with a ceasefire
    resolution from the U.N. The peacemaker shoots him also. A large group of terrorists approach
    and the peacemaker shoots them all and drops a nuclear bomb on the city they came from.
    The peacemaker continues killing the terrorists until the terrorists are all dead.

    There is finally peace on earth and the United Nations takes the credit.

    R.I.P. Steve Irwin

    A little late on this one, but gotta give props when due. I think just about everyone on the planet recognized this guy, it's shame he had to go so young. He was a little over the top to some, but I tell you what, this guy had a pair.......and a half. I saw a clip of Steve Irwin on FOX News in the morning a while back, they had a stuffed toy 'gator, and he grabbed it wrestled on on the floor, they threw a stuffed horse on him as well, he was fighting 2 stuffed animals, then FOX host Brian Kilemeade jumped on top, very funny clip.Irwin always referred to himself as a "conservationist," never an "environmentalist", and he was a strong supporter of Australia's Prime Minister, John Howard, who is one very good guy as well.

    Today in History.....September 5

    On this day in …

    1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia

    1793, the Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities

    1863, United States Foreign Minister to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, sends an angry letter to the British government warning that war between the two nations may erupt if it allows two powerful ironclad ships, designed to help the Confederates break the Union naval blockade, to set sail

    1905, the Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War, was signed in New Hampshire

    1914, the First Battle of the Marne began during World War I

    1930, Charles Creighton and James Hargis of Maplewood, New Jersey, arrived back in New York City, having completed a 42-day round trip to Los Angeles --- driving their 1929 Ford Model A the entire 7,180 miles in reverse gear

    1939, the United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War II

    1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D'Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was arrested in Yokohama.

    1972, Muslim terrorists, practitioners of that "religion of peace", attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games; 11 Israelis and a police officer were killed

    1975, President Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif.

    1986, 21 people were killed and dozens wounded after four hijackers, "Palestinian" practitioners of that "religion of peace", seized a Pan Am jumbo jet in Karachi, Pakistan and opened fire when the lights inside the plane failed

    2001, Peru's attorney general filed homicide charges against Alberto Fujimori, linking the ex-president to two massacres by paramilitary death squads in the early 1990s. (Fujimori, now in Chile, continues to fight extradition.)

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Ahmadinejad's Apocalyptic Vision

    - Who exactly is the Hidden Imam?

    - Why did the Iranian president refer to August 22?

    - How and why does his supposed return inspire the nuclear Mullahs’ visions of annihilating Israel and, eventually, the rest of the non-Islamic world?

    - Does Ahmadinejad believe that “speeding things up” in terms of the usage of nuclear weapons will hasten the return of the Hidden Imam?

    Read this top notch interview from with Jamie Glazov, Robert Spencer, Timothy Furnish, Serge Trifkovic and Andrew Bostom, fascinating stuff. Here's the link

    And a tip o' the hat to nanc for this - Does Ahmadinejad believe he is the Mahdi?

    “The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win because they love life and we love death.” -

    That is from Hezbollah’s “spiritual” lead goof, Hassan Nasrallah

    Victor Davis writes in his column today:

    Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad trumps that Hitlerian nihilism by reassuring the poor, maltreated Germans that there was no real Holocaust. Perhaps he is concerned that greater credit might still go to Hitler for Round One than to the mullahs for their hoped-for Round Two, in which the promise is to “wipe” Israel off the map.

    The only surprise about the edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf that has become a best seller in Middle Eastern bookstores is its emboldened title translated as “Jihadi” — as in “My Jihad” — confirming in ironic fashion the “moderate” Islamic claim that Jihad just means “struggle,” as in an “inner struggle” — as in a Kampf perhaps.

    Today in History....September 1

    On this day in …

    1775, Richard Penn and Arthur Lee, representing the Continental Congress, present the so-called Olive Branch Petition to the Earl of Dartmouth. Britain’s King George III, however, refused to receive the petition, which, written by John Dickinson, appealed directly to the king and expressed hope for reconciliation between the colonies and Great Britain

    1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason

    1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland

    1951, A the United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty

    1961, the Soviet Union ended a moratorium on atomic testing with an aboveground nuclear explosion in central Asia

    1969, Muammar al-Qaddafi, a 27-year-old Libyan army captain, leads a successful military coup against King Idris I of Libya. Idris was deposed and Qaddafi was named chairman of Libya's new governing body, the Revolutionary Command Council

    1985, Seventy-three years after it sunk to the North Atlantic ocean floor, a joint U.S.-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The sunken liner was about 400 miles east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic

    2004, yelling "Allahu akbar", a group of practitioners of that "religion of peace" storms a school in southern Russia and takes more than 1,000 people hostage. The terrorists demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from the disputed nearby region of Chechnya. September 1 was the first day of a new school year for millions of students across Russia, a day of celebration in schools that both parents and students traditionally attend. Nearly 340 people, about half of them children, died in the ensuing three-day ordeal