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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Take Off Shoe, Insert Foot In Mouth
A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.
She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask you but I don't want to offend you." She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that would find offensive."
"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me." She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: But, #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic."
The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!" "OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley." The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.
"My dear child," says the nun, "why are you crying?" "Forgive me but I've sinned. I lied and I must confess, I'm married and I'm Jewish." The nun says, "That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party.
Today in History....October 31
On this day in …
1887, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first collection of Holmes stories, is published
1941, the U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War II
1956, Navy Rear Adm. George J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole
1968, President Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations
1980, Reza Pahlavi, eldest son of the late shah, proclaimed himself the rightful successor to the Peacock Throne
1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh security guards
In Pontiac, Mich., Dr. Jack Kevorkian was charged with assisting three suicides since June 1996 (he was later acquitted)
Also in Pontiac, Jenny Jones testified at the trial of one of her talk show guests, Jonathan Schmitz, who was accused of killing another guest, Scott Amedure
New York hospital worker Kathy T. Nguyen died of inhalation anthrax, the fourth person to perish in a spreading wave of bioterrorism
Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to the attempted murder of police officers (she's currently serving a 13-year prison sentence)
Microsoft and the Justice Department reached a tentative agreement to settle the historic antitrust case
Monday, October 30, 2006
Read This and the Next 2 Posts
The Truth About Muhammad
“Freedom of inquiry and speech, the quest for truth, should not be cowed into silence by violent intimidation or the acceptance of half-truths and propaganda meant to appease freedom’s enemies. One thing is certain: if no one is willing to take such risks, freedom of speech will swiftly become a relic of history.”
These are the words of author Robert Spencer, who is risking his life to educate Westerners about the life of the founder of Islam. He has just come out with a new book, The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion. In this biography, Spencer tells the story of the founder of Islam -- a story that many Muslims themselves apparently either do not know about or do not want non-Muslims to hear.
From Brigitte Gabriel in today's Front Page.
Now read the below post.........
14 Year Old Christian Assyrian Boy Decapitated
A horrifying story from Iraq: 14 Year Old Assyrian Boy Decapitated By Muslim Group.
For God's sake, does it get any worse than this??? These people are freaking ANIMALS!
Is Islam really a religion.........or is Islam disguised as the Devil doing its work here on earth?
Now I'm sure if you were watching the network or cable news channels, you must've heard this by now.........uh, what's that, you haven't?
Didn't think so, this type of news doesn't fit their agenda.
According to the Assyrian website ankawa.com, a 14 year old Christian Assyrian boy, Ayad Tariq, from Baqouba, Iraq was decapitated at his work place on October 21.
Ayad Tariq was working his 12 hour shift, maintaining an electric generator, when a group of disguised Muslim insurgents walked in at the beginning of his shift shortly after 6 a.m. and asked him for his ID.
According to another employee who witnessed the events, and who hid when he saw the insurgents approach, the insurgents questioned Ayad after seeing that his ID stated "Christian", asking if he was truly a "Christian sinner." Ayad replied "yes, I am Christian but I am not a sinner." The insurgents quickly said this is a "dirty Christian sinner!" Then they proceeded to each hold one limb, shouting "Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!" while beheading the boy.
Joe Music Critic
Rock n' Roll Dead?
Not yet, 'cause these guys from Australia are around. This from their first album/CD 'Get Born' in 2003, their second, 'Shine On' just came out. I haven't heard it, but if it's anything like their first, buy it! For a cleaner video, go to the link above which is their website, go to videos tab.
It's a few years old, but an instant classic.
Now this one went to #5 on Billboard's top 100 in its first week....which was last week. The NY Times called this the most anticipated album/CD for the second half of 2006.
Now to soften things up a bit, if you are a dad with a daughter, this one will pull at your heart, apparently this is the most popular song to played in weddings....Heartland (Country): I Loved Her First. If you don't like country, tough........just listen to it and the lyrics.
Today in History....October 30
On this day in …
1775, the Continental Congress appoints seven members to serve on an administrative naval committee tasked with the acquisition, outfitting and manning of a naval fleet to be used in defense against the British
1864, the town of Helena, Montana, is founded by four gold miners who struck it rich at the appropriately named "Last Chance Gulch"
1938, the radio play "The War of the Worlds," starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. (The live drama, which employed fake news reports, panicked some listeners who thought its portrayal of a Martian invasion was real.)
1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing
The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb, the "Tsar Bomba," with a force estimated at about 50 megatons
The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolution ordering the removal of Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb
1975, the New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead" a day after President Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City
1985, the launch of the space shuttle Challenger was witnessed by schoolteacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who died when the spacecraft exploded after liftoff in January 1986
1995, by a razor-thin vote of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, Federalists prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a secession referendum
1996, after a four-hour trial, a Chinese court sentenced pro-democracy activist Wang Dan to 11 years in prison for "conspiring to subvert the Chinese government." (Wang was freed in April 1998 and sent into exile in the United States.)
2001, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey snapped its first picture of Mars, one week after the spacecraft safely arrived in orbit around the Red Planet
Friday, October 27, 2006
Leading Imam in U.K: "It's Okay To Kill Gays"
If this applies to gay conservatives, I guess then it's okay.
Islam dictates the killing of homosexuals. Hat Tip LGF
The leading imam in Manchester confirms that he thinks the execution of sexually active gay men is justified, the rights group Outrage reported.
Arshad Misbahi of the Manchester Central Mosque confirmed his views in a conversation to John Casson, a local psychotherapist.
Casson said: “I asked him if the execution of gay Muslims in Iran and Iraq was an acceptable punishment in Sharia law, or the result of culture, not religion.
”He told me that in a true Islamic state, such punishments were part of Islam: If the person had had a trial, at which four witnesses testified that they had seen the actual homosexual acts.“
”I asked him what would be the British Muslim view? He repeated that in an Islamic state these punishments were justified. They might result in the deaths of thousands but if this deterred millions from having sex, and spreading disease, then it was worthwhile to protect the wider community.“
”I checked again that this was not a matter of tradition, culture or local prejudice. ‘No,’ he said, ‘It is part of the central tenets of Islam: that sex outside marriage is forbidden; this is stated in the Koran and the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had stated that these punishments were due to such behaviours.’"
The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the USRSF.
Yes, the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF)
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists :
1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don 't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday .
11 Years Ago Today & 3 Kids Later.....
The Mrs. and I were married in Tequila, Jalisco, México.
However, the deal was sealed April 27, 6 months later.
You see, getting married in México in a Catholic wedding is a bit different than here in the states, they have a civil ceremony and a religous ceremony usually the latter following a day or week later. Ours was 6 months apart, we did it this way to help speed along the immigration process. And regarding the immigration process and the INS, that is a world I hope you never have to deal with, it is the the MOST incompetent, pathetic part of our government by far. That's another story.
Anyway, we were married in front of a judge at the home of the Mrs. and her parents, my brother, mom and the only gringo living in Tequila at the time and my fine friend Allan, were my witnesses. After the judge presented the papers, it was official, we had some things to eat, cake, tequila (of course, but not much) and then my brother and I went off to our room for the night and off to bed. Yah baby, that was my first "wedding night".
As I said earlier, the deal was "sealed" 6 months later in the church ceremony, which by the way was a beauty! 25 of my friends and family flew down for it, flying into Puerto Vallarta then renting vans and SUV's equipped with walkie talkies and drove due east 160 miles inland, to Tequila, which is about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. We had a 12 piece mariachi band, a huge spread of the most authentic Méxican food, and an open bar.........and plenty of tequila!
The three little ones followed, 9 yr old boy, 4 yr old girl, 2 yr old bull...err boy.
Happy anniversary Sweetie Pie! Love, Joe.
Today in History....October 27
On this day in …
1995, Joe Gringo gets married in Tequila, Jalisco, México, the first of 2 wedding ceremonies. In México, a Catholic wedding has a civil ceremony (basically in front of a judge to make it legal) and then the religous ceremony in the church (which seals the deal). The religous ceremony took place 6 months later in Tequila.
1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper
1795, the United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo (also known as "Pinckney's Treaty"), which provided for free navigation of the Mississippi River
1900, After four years of work, the first section of the New York subway was opened
1901, the first known use of a "getaway car" occurred in Paris when thieves drove off after holding up a shop
1918, in Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II accepted the resignation of General Erich Ludendorff after the failure of his offensive on the Western Front
1922, the Italian government resigned under increasing pressure from the fascist movement of Benito Mussolini
1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon"
1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord
1980, the first total Internet crash took place in its earliest days when the U.S Defense Department's prototype Internet -- ARPANET -- caught a virus
1987, a referendum in South Korea approved constitutional reforms, including direct elections to the presidency
1996, a U.S. envoy Dennis Ross shuttled between Jerusalem and the Palestinians' Gaza Strip headquarters, trying to finesse a deal to start an overdue Israeli withdrawal from Judaism's second holiest city, Hebron
2001, in Washington, the search for deadly anthrax widened to thousands of businesses and 30 mail distribution centers
2005, White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of brutal criticism from fellow GOPers
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Today in History....October 26
On this day in …
1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia
1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River
1881, the "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded
1967, the Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne
1972, national security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1975, Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States
1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty during an extravagant ceremony at the Israeli-Jordanian border attended by President Clinton
1996, federal prosecutors cleared former security guard Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic park bombing
President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists
The U.S. Supreme Court building was shut down for anthrax testing
The Taliban captured and executed Afghan opposition figure Abdul Haq
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that Israel was a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the map"
A 20-year-old "Palestinian", a practitioner of that "religion of peace", blew himself up in an open-air market in Chadera, killing five Israelis
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Where's Richard Simmonss Here?
A few days old, AskMen asked a bunch of homo's who they thought were the manliest men, no surprise, these wussbags selected George Clooney, read here.
George C. Looney topped that man stud designer Tom Ford who came in at #5. I have no idea who he is, but if he's a clothes designer, that puts him(?) about the polar opposite from being anything resembling a man. Looney beat out Lance Armstrong (4), Tiger Woods (13) and Travel-show host Anthony Bourdain was 19th on the list.
I wonder how close Richard Simmons and Lance Bass were to making the cut?
Tiger and Lance are the fiercest competitors there are, if they even stared at Looney for 5 seconds, that self absorbed chump would faint.
I didn't know manly men subscribed to a webzine called AskMen.com, perhaps going into a football locker room, a NASCAR race or any bar in Prescott, AZ might produce different results.
Mark Steyn, "America Alone"
His new book America Alone has received rave reviews, here's the opening paragraphs of the last chapter, which address one of Steyn's core themes, the collapse of Western cultural confidence:
This book isn't an argument for more war, more bombing, or more killing, but for more will. In a culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of "suttee" -- the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. General Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural: "You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."
India today is better off without suttee. If you don't agree with that, if you think that's just dead-white-male Eurocentrism, fine. But I don't think you really do believe that. Non-judgmental multiculturalism is an obvious fraud, and was subliminally accepted on that basis. After all, most adherents to the idea that all cultures are equal don't want to live in anything but an advanced Western society. Multiculturalism means your kid has to learn some wretched tribal dirge for the school holiday concert instead of getting to sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," or that your holistic masseuse uses techniques developed from Native American spirituality, but not that you or anyone you care about should have to live in an African or Native American society. It's a quintessential piece of progressive humbug. But if you think you genuinely believe that suttee is just an exampleof the rich, vibrant tapestry of indigenous cultures, you ought to consider what your pleasant suburb would be like if 25, 30, 48 percent of the people around you really believed in it too. Multiculturalism was conceived by the Western elites not to celebrate all cultures but to deny their own: it is, thus, the real suicide bomb.
The rest of us -- the ones who think you can make judgments about competing cultures on liberty, religious freedom, the rule of law -- need to recover the cultural cool that General Napier demonstrated.
Radio Talk Show Intro's
Hu Da Qing of Green Tea In The USA?
(click to enlarge)
Well, here's one thing I thought I'd never post.....part of my Green Tea collection from China I have at the office.
Mi compadre in Shanghai, Hu Da Qing (in english he goes by George Hu) sends me these every few months, the best you can buy in China he says!
A buddy e-mailed me, questioning my manhood about this and didn't believe me, and Brooke at NeoCon Command Center asked for a picture, so here it is.
Since I'm not a photographer, this photo isn't the greatest, everything is in Mandarin. The green container, 2nd from the left and under George W., is one I just received, about $30 USD worth of green tea. The two under the gringo swinging the golf club are steel containers that are engraved with a snake and a dragon, pretty cool. Gay, I know, but since I don't know of anyone who has a collection, I figured I might as well start one.
BTW, Hu Da Qing may go down as one of the coolest names ever.
PS- Hey Vinnie, that photo is you, Billy, Randy, Stake, Billy Tumalte, me and the boys from my last Myrtle Beach trip at Long Bay.
Today in History....October 25
On this day in …
1774, the First Continental Congress sends a respectful petition to King George III to inform his majesty that if it had not been for the acts of oppression forced upon the colonies by the British Parliament, the American people would be standing behind British rule
1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of more than 600 men, facing hopeless odds, charged the Russian army during the Battle of Balaclava and suffered heavy losses
1929, during the Teapot Dome scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding's cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member
1944,during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze ("divine wind") suicide bombers against American warships for the first time
1951, peace talks aimed at ending the Korean Conflict resumed in Panmunjom after 63 days
1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council
1971, the U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan
1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there
1986, in Game 6 of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Mets 6-5 on a wild pitch and an error in the tenth inning, forcing a seventh game, which the Mets ended up winning
1996, federal judge Richard Matsch granted Oklahoma City bombing defendants Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols separate trials
2001, a day after the House signed on, the Senate sent President Bush the USA Patriot Act, a package of anti-terror measures giving police sweeping new powers to search terror suspects' homes and business records secretly and to eavesdrop on telephone and computer conversations
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The Man And His Blog
Victor Davis Hanson's list of things he believes we have learned, or learned more deeply, about the warped lens through which Arab Muslims of the Middle East regard the West.
It is difficult in history to find any civilization that asks as much of others as does the contemporary Middle East—and yet so little of itself. If I were to sum up the collective mentality of the current Arab Middle East—predicated almost entirely on the patriarchal sense of lost “honor” and the rational calculation to murder appeasing liberals and appease murdering authoritarians— it would run something like the following:
(1) We will pump oil at $3 and must sell it over $50 — and still blame you for stealing our natural treasure.
(2) We will damn your culture and politics, but expect our own to immigrate in the thousands to your shores; upon arrival any attempt to integrate Muslim immigrants into Western pluralistic society will be seen as Islamaphobic
(3) Send us your material goods, whether machine tools, I-pods, or antibiotics. We desperately want them, but will neither make the necessary changes in our own statist, authoritarian, religiously intolerant, tribal, and patriarchal culture to allow us to produce them ourselves, nor will show any appreciation for the genius of others who can do what we cannot.
(4) We ostensibly wish you to stop the killing of Muslims by ourselves and others—Milosevic murdering Kosovars, Saddam destroying Kuwaitis, Kurds, and Shiites, Russians killing Afghans and Chechnyans — but should you concretely attempt to do so, we will immediately consider your intervention far worse than the mayhem caused by others or ourselves.
(5) Any indigenous failure in the Arab Middle East will eventually be blamed on the United States or Israel.
(6) Your own sense of multiculturalism must serve as an apology for our own violent pathologies, that can only be seen as different from, never worse than, your own culture.
(7) We must at all times talk of anti-Americanism and why we want you out of the Middle East; you must never become anti-Arab or anti-Muslim, much less close your borders to our immigrants and students.
(8) We will tolerate and often defend those who burn churches, ethnically cleanse Jews from our cities, behead priests, kill nuns, and shoot infidels as the necessary, if sometimes regrettable, efforts of our more zealous to defend Islam. But if any free spirit in the West satirizes Islam, we will immediately demand that Western governments condemn such blasphemy — or else!
(9) Material aid—billions to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, or the Palestinians — is our entitlement. Any attempt to curtail it is seen as an assault on the Arab nation.
(10) We are deathly afraid of nuclear Russia, China, and India who have little tolerance for either Islamism or terrorism, and so will ignore their felonies, while killing you for your misdemeanors.
If you have to have a geopolitical adversary, we should be grateful that we have been blessed with such an obviously incoherent and incompetent one. It ought to be a huge advantage. Unfortunately, huge numbers of Westerners -- especially those schooled in our universities in the last thirty years and now populating the chattering classes -- are determined to cede that advantage. How? By declaring that it would be immoral to use the vast array of cultural, social, economic, political and military tools at our disposal for geopolitical gain against the Arab Muslims of the Middle East.
Some People Collect.......
.......movie posters, clocks, deer skins, paintings, autographs.
Me? I collect containers of green tea that come from China, which are actually really cool looking.This has no relevance or importance and without a doubt the gayest post I have done, but I just received a beauty from Shanghai. I got it from our VP in Shanghai, his name is, get this, Hu Da Qing, we just call him George.
Today in History....October 24
On this day in …
1648, the Treaty of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years War and radically shifting the balance of power in Europe
1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the eastern and western telegraph networks of the nation at Salt Lake City, Utah, completing a transcontinental line that for the first time allows instantaneous communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. The message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Lincoln, predicting that the new communication link would help ensure the loyalty of the western states to the Union during the Civil War
1901, Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel
1908, the Locomobile Old 16, driven by George Robertson, became the first American-made car to beat the European competition when it raced to victory in the fourth annual Vanderbilt Cup held in Long Island, New York
1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic
1939, nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del.
1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
1945, tthe United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect
1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared, "I shall go to Korea" as he promised to end the conflict. (He made the visit over a month later.)
1962, the U.S. blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis officially began under a proclamation signed by President Kennedy
1992, the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series as they defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in game six
2003, the supersonic Concorde jet makes its last commercial passenger flight, traveling at twice the speed of sound from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London’s Heathrow
Monday, October 23, 2006
The Arizona 9-11 Memorial Debacle
This is about a month old, but I figured I'd jump in, local conservative radio talk show hosts, Liddy and Hill (the former, G. Gordon's son) have been pounding this one into the ground, and for good measure.
Under the leadership of our Governor Janet Napolitano (Democrat), a commission was set up by our former Governor Jane Hull (Republican) to design a memorial commemorating those who died and affected by the events of 9-11-01. Unfortunately what was unveiled was absolutely disgusting. Instead of honoring the victims of 9-11, this commission set up by our Governor actually lambastes the USA with "quotes" supposedly important and relative to the events of 9-11-01.
Recently in a press conference, Napolitano was asked by a reporter why many of the "quotes" were not quotes honoring the victims but in fact are phrases demeaning and blaming the USA for the 9-11. Her response? "You have to see the enire Memorial to appreciate it, stop making this political........move on."
What an arrogant b*tch.
It was her commission that made this political. If you are in Arizona this saturday, make sure you stop by and participate in the Arizona 9/11 Memorial Rally.
It's the same old, same old. Plan a 9/11 Memorial to honor the victims who died that day at the hands of evil, murderous Islamofascists, but mostly forget to mention the victims or the evil that took their lives. Instead, create a "place for dialogue," question American foreign policy since 9/11, and remind visitors to the 9/11 Memorial that there were root causes for the attacks-- namely, us.
This tolerance, diversity, acceptance BS has got to stop.
Some of the phrases in the Arizona Memorial ticking people off include:
"Erroneous U.S. Airstrike Kills 46 Ugruzgan Civilians"
"Congress Questions Why CIA and FBI Didn't Prevent Attacks"
"You Don't Win Battles of Terrorism With More Battles"
“09 15 01. Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh, murdered in Mesa.”
Sodhi was a gas station owner from India, killed in the days following the Sept. 11 attacks, apparently because he was mistaken for someone of Middle Eastern descent because of the turban and beard he wore. Now, this story of misguided retaliation is tragic, but it is also rare. It's so, so far from reflective of the average American's reaction to 9/11 that its placement on the memorial is absurd.
See for yourself and tell me if this a memorial for the victims of the attacks on 9-11-01. Remember, my kids, your kids, their kids and so on will look at this piece of crap and will never truly understand what happened that day.
What Will They Think of Next?
The Colon Cam.
Finding oil near and in the Dead Sea is one thing, but them dang Jews keep coming with some beauties.
YOQNEAM, Israel, October 20, 2006 - Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that it received the CE Mark to market PillCam™ COLON throughout the European Union. PillCam COLON was developed as a diagnostic test to visualize the colon. To be unveiled to physicians at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Berlin, Germany from October 21-25, PillCam COLON can be used with The PillCam® Platform. The Company will release the PillCam COLON to the market gradually following the completion of additional clinical trials.
How PillCam COLON Works
A patient swallows the PillCam COLON capsule with a glass of water. A prep, as well as additional prokinetic agents to enhance capsule propulsion, are also part of the PillCam COLON capsule procedure. The platform for PillCam COLON includes the same components as PillCam SB and ESO including a sensor array and data recorder. Upon completion of the procedure, the physician downloads the recorded data to a RAPID workstation to review the images.
Today in History....October 23
On this day in …
1915, 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote
1942, during World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt
1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf began
1946, the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow in Queens
1956, a spontaneous, student-sparked revolt against Hungary's Communist rule began in Budapest; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down within weeks
1973, President Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica
1983, practitioners of that "religion of peace" were busy! 241 U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers
1996, the civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, Calif., (Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.)
2001, The nation's anthrax scare hit the White House with the discovery of a small concentration of spores at an offsite mail processing center
President Bush announced he had authorized money for improved post office security following the deaths of two postal workers from inhalation anthrax
The Irish Republican Army announced that it had begun to disarm for the first time
Friday, October 20, 2006
The Nuclear 2-Step, North Korea and Iran
Scary and Scarier are tag-teaming it, nuclear style. Every couple of weeks one barks louder than the other, pretty soon, one of them is going to bite.
As the chess match continues, some things are coming to light.
The Chinese prefer Republicans.
The Islamofascists prefer the cut and runners..........the Democrats.
The Islamofascists hate everyobody except radical muslims and Christian Catholic nutball leaders........like Hugo Chavez, yah, that makes sense.
The Chinese hate Japan, but are still fearful of their military strength.
North Korea is China's b*tch, they depend on them for just about all of their food and fuel.
Russia still hates the USA.
Everybody hates Israel except conservatives.
Venezuela supports and hosts terrorists and is buying a ton of weapons and jets so they can start a war against SOMEBODY, Chavez hopes against the USA.
And..... Ahmadinejad, Chavez, KJ Il and Putin are scrawny, ugly little twirps who are lucky they're leaders of their countries, otherwise if they were everyday Joe's in their country, they wouldn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of ever scoring with a chick....I had to get that one in.
Okay, what inspired China to pressure North Korea to back down from firing off another nuke and force Kim Jong Ill (ill as in ill) to say he "regrets" firing off the Norks nuke on October 9th?
Was it the possibility of the Democrats gaining control of the House and Senate in a few weeks? If that were to happen, it would hurt China, the Dems are turning against free trade, blaming globalization for policies that have benefitted China at the expense of US manufacturers and workers, it's in China's best interest to keep the Republicans in power.
Move west a few thousand miles to Iran/Iraq, and you have Ahmadinejad picking up the defiant rhetoric now that KJ Ill has piped down for the time being. Things are brewing over there big time. Mahdi army fighters ahve taken total control of Amarah in southern Iraq, and Ahmedinejad has rejected UN resolutions that were aimed at ending the mullahocracy's nuclear standoff with the West and warned Europe that it may get hurt by supporting Israel.
"You should believe that this regime (Israel) cannot last and has no more benefit to you," Ahmadinejad said in a speech broadcast on state radio." What benefit have you got in supporting this regime, except the hatred of the nations?
"We have advised the Europeans that the Americans are far away, but you are the neighbors of the nations in this region. We inform you that the nations are like an ocean that is welling up, and if a storm begins, the dimensions will not stay limited to Palestine, and you may get hurt."
Regarding the UN, Ahmadinejad said any decisions by the Security Council, which is considering imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, were illegitimate.
"The Security Council, in its current situation, lacks legitimacy," he said. "Its decisions are illegitimate. You (the Council) want to be the judge, the prosecutor and the executor at the same time? Those times are gone."
Iran's consistently growing standoff with the West is now a problem with its ally, China, who has jsut said they want to be a responsible stakeholder in resolving Iran's nuclear standoff with the West. China and Russia have resisted tougher measures on Iran, but have at least urged negotiations to end the standoff.
Iran could care less what anyone thinks or says. While it seems possible to appease North Korea, with Iran, it is probably impossible. Their goal is to blow away and destroy Israel, drive the US from the Middle East and infect the entire world with their radical idealogy. With their incredibly deep pockets of cash, nothing is going to stand in their way....except ........a nuke from Uncle Sam and friends?
Meanwhile in Venezuela it appears that Chavez has decided to buy military cargo aircraft from Russia after a Spanish company, facing US opposition, dropped a plan to sell 12 planes to Venezuela. Also, Chavez is aslo going to spend $3 Billion on 24 Sukhoi fighter planes and 53 military helicopters, this follows the recent purchase of 100,000 Kalashnikov AK-103 rifles and a dozen helicopters from Russia last year. And..... Russia and China are stepping up their efforts to purchase quite a bit of crude oil from Venezuela.
Now how pissed are Venezuelan's going to be when (hopefully) Manuel Rosales defeats Hugo Chavez this December 3rd and are stuck with all of this mess and ammo?
Tensions are tight around the world, but what if the moons aligned and the following took place?
-Castro dies, Raul caves in, Cuba turns to the free market, becomes ally.
-Rosales defeats Chavez in Venezuela, Chavez goes away or is assassinated, Venezuela WILL become a capitalistic gold mine.
-The US withdraws its troops from South Korea, SK and/or Japan and/or China takes out North Korea's nuclear missile launcher thereby rendering NK and KJ Il useless.
- Allied nations bomb the living daylights out of Iran and its nuclear faclities.
- Joe Gringo becomes the best golfer in Arizona.
It's pizza night at the park with the Mrs. and kids, I think I'll pour me a nice cold one and relax.
Did Jew Know?
I guess this is a few weeks old, but I just caught wind of it....
Israel Discovers Oil Near Dead Sea
Is there anything that Jews can't do? ;-)
Today in History....October 20
On this day in …
1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase
1903, a joint commission ruled in favor of the United States in a boundary dispute between the District of Alaska and Canada
1935, just over a year after the start of the Long March, Mao Zedong arrives in Shensi Province in northwest China with 4,000 survivors and sets up Chinese Communist headquarters. The epic flight from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, nearly twice the distance from New York to San Francisco.
1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after he'd said, "I shall return."
1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration within the American motion picture industry
1967, seven men were convicted in Meridian, Miss., of violating the civil rights of three murdered civil rights workers
1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned
1981, a bungled armored truck robbery in Nyack, N.Y., left a guard and two police officers dead. (Four suspects, members of radical groups, were later convicted and sentenced to 75 years to life in prison; a fifth suspect, Kathy Boudin, was paroled in 2003.)
During a visit to Shanghai, China, President Bush challenged Asian leaders to help "save the civilized world" by joining his war against terrorism
Officials announced that anthrax had been discovered in a House postal facility on Capitol Hill
Thursday, October 19, 2006
We're Rockin'......the USA that is
It's not the truest indicator of how the economy is doing, but it is a good one.
Since a republican is the President, the MSM won't say peep about it.
Now if a Democrat was in office........well you know the story well by now.
The Democrats Modus Operandi for 2006 - 2008
As soon as the Democrats take over the House, plans are already drawn up to impeach President Bush and VP Cheney.
"A plan is in place to censure and impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Orchestrated and organized by the radical Left and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., this plan is ready to go should the Democratic Party take control of the House of Representatives in November.
The plan is the ultimate manifestation of left-wing hatred for George W. Bush rooted in the contentious election of 2000. Since failing to defeat Bush in 2004, the Left has focused its efforts on destroying his presidency by assembling a list of charges aimed at impeaching him.
Impeachment plans began seriously coalescing in 2005, after the NY Times published classified aspects of the NSA surveillance program. In mid- December of that year, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, asked a group of presidential scholars whether President George W. Bush had committed an impeachable offense when he authorized the NSA foreign surveillance program. John Dean, the long-time Bush critic of Watergate fame provided Boxer with the answer she and most other Democrats were looking for: “Bush is the first president to admit an impeachable offense,” he said.
More recently, Rep. Brad Miller, D-GA, said, “The Democrats on the House Science Committee are collecting stories of the intimidation or censoring of scientists. We’re building a case for hearings by the Committee, which may be unrealistic to expect under the current majority, or to be ready for hearings next year if Democrats gain the majority in November.” [Emphasis added.] Miller was making that threat in relation to accusations by leftists and Democrats that Bush was silencing those concerned about global warming. "
A great article to compliment the above one from FrontPageMag.com, Victor Davis Hanson on LIBS GONE WILD.
How embarrassing it must be to be a liberal Democrat.
There's actually an upside to this I suppose if this actually happens. The country will be so fed up with the left's craziness, loonines and downright BS for the next 2 years that they won't stand a chance for the White House in 2008.
They are a party totally devoid of ideas or leadership for the future of our country. Let's see, Castro is going to die soon and Cuba may actually follow along the lines of a China, we've got Iran, the Iraq war, Nork Korea, radical Islam, Russia, Somalia.....and this is all they can come up with?
Oh, did I mention that our economy is rockin', kicking a$$ and taking names?
What a bunch of narcissistic ingrates...........still can't get over the impeachment of their boy!
Alli hear from the left is global warming and impeaching GW Bush. What a bunch of ass-hats.
Today in History....October 19
On this day in …
1765, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, drew up a declaration of rights and liberties
1781, British troops under Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va., as the American Revolution neared its end
1812, French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte began their retreat from Moscow
1936, H.R. Ekins of the New York World-Telegram beat out Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of The New York Times in a round-the-world race on commercial flights that lasted 18 1/2 days
1950, during the Korean Conflict, United Nations forces entered the North Korean capital of Pyongyang
1953, singer Julius LaRosa, a regular on the CBS television program "Arthur Godfrey Time," was fired on the air by Godfrey, who accused him of lacking humility
1958, in Brussels, Belgium, the first world's fair held since before World War II closes its doors, after nearly 42 million people have visited the various exhibits
1960, President Eisenhower imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products
1977, the body of West German industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer, who had been kidnapped by left-wing extremists, was found in Mulhouse, France
1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value
2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the assault against the Taliban and al-Qaida
2005, a defiant Saddam Hussein pleaded innocent to charges of premeditated murder and torture as his trial opened under heavy security in the former headquarters of his Baath Party in Baghdad
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Mark Steyn: A Dark Globalism
HOW ISLAMIST TERROR SPREAD ITS TENTACLES WORLDWIDE
THE dragons are no longer on the edge of the map: That's the lesson of 9/11.
When you look at it that way, the biggest globali zation success story of recent years is not McDonald's or Microsoft but Islamism. The Saudis took what was not so long ago a severe but peripheral strain of Islam - practiced by Bedouins in the middle of a desert miles from anywhere - and successfully exported it to Jakarta and Singapore and Alma-Ata and Grozny and Sarajevo and Lyons and Bergen and Manchester and Ottawa and Dearborn and Falls Church. It was a strictly local virus, but the bird flew the coop.
And now, instead of the quaintly parochial terrorist movements of yore, we have the first globalized insurgency.
Here's the rest......
China Worries About North Korea Refugees
Anne Applebaum writes at Slate:
Instead of closing the 800-mile Chinese-North Korean border to goods, the Chinese could open it to people. According to U.S. government estimates, between 10,000 and 30,000 North Korean refugees have slipped across the border in recent years and now live illegally in China.
According to some independent estimates, that number is closer to 300,000. Whatever the correct figure, it's clear that a lot more would join them if the Chinese weren't so vigilant about sending North Korean refugees back to face torture and imprisonment.
Just this past week, while no one was paying much attention, China increased that vigilance, adding new barbed-wire fences and even deporting some local residents from the border region. One Chinese official apparently told a Hong Kong newspaper that the regime is girding itself to repulse a possible influx of 500,000 refugees. Were such a number really to flee, it could provoke the collapse of the regime.
To read more, go here.
Today in History....October 18
On this day in …
1469, Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, thus beginning a cooperative reign that would unite all the dominions of Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power
1648, Boston shoemakers were authorized to form a guild to protect their interests; it's the first American labor organization on record
1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as areas that would eventually become the states of Delaware and West Virginia. The Penn and Calvert families had hired Mason and Dixon, English surveyors, to settle their dispute over the boundary between their two proprietary colonies, Pennsylvania and Maryland
1867, the United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia
1892, the first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was officially opened (it could only handle one call at a time)
1898, the American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the U.S.
1940, Britain reopened the Burma Road linking Myanmar with China, three months after closing it
1944, Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War II
1962, Dr. James D. Watson of the U.S., and Dr. Francis Crick and Dr. Maurice Wilkins of Britain, were named winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for their work in determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA
CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rather's office had tested positive for skin anthrax
Four disciples of Osama bin Laden were sentenced in New York to life without parole for their roles in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
New album, err CD out today, buy it.
The NY Times called it the most anticipated CD for the 2nd half of 2006.
It's Official......Scary Times in Norkland, the World.
It has been reported in Seoul and Japan that North Korea is ready and committed to a 2nd nuclear test, possible as soon as this thursday. Why this thursday? As you may recall their last two firings have come on certain dates to try and punk the USA, the first one on July 4th, the second on Columbus Day and the day before South Korea announced it President to the UN council. It looks as though Kim Jong Il wants to upstage the visit by Condi Rice to South Korea later this week.
This from China Confidential is interesting, the US and Japan are playing with fire--nuclear fire--in their handling of the Korean crisis. Washington and Tokyo are making the mistake of treating North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-il like a cunning crime boss instead of what he really is--a crazed cult leader, who has constructed his own world within the confines of the Hermit Kingdom. For Dear Leader Kim, there is no reality except for the one he has fashioned over time. Exile and retirement--and reform--are out of the question. He is more likely to fight and die--and take hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives with him--than submit and surrender. Suffocating sanctions, as we have said, are a prescription for catastrophe. Barring a sudden Chinese-backed coup or arranged assassination, Kim will more likely lash out with ferocity--using the element of surprise to his great advantage--than return to stalled, multilateral nuclear disarmament talks.
For the US and Japan, the choices, as we see them, are (a) appeasement, assuming Kim can be satisfied with direct talks, recognition and security guarantees, economic assistance and a withdrawal of US troops, which are essentially nuclear hostages, anyhow, from South Korea, or (b) war, assuming the US is capable of using stealth bombers and missiles to accurately and utterly destroy every possible North Korean military, nuclear, chemical, and biological base and installation in a wave of sudden surprise attacks.
We do not believe that Kim is afraid of war; he has been preparing for it for years. The current Korean crisis is the unfinished business of the Korean War, which cost the lives of more than 52,000 Americans. If the Pentagon is incapable of defeating and destroying Kim without risking the lives of around 30,000 US troops and endangering our democratic ally, Japan, the world's second largest economy, Washington would be wise to cut a deal with him as soon as possible, even if it means abandoning South Korea and refocusing on dealing with Iran, a nuclear arming power with truly global aspirations. Pyongyang's territorial ambitions are limited to reunifying the Korean peninsula; in contrast, Tehran aims to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, dominate the Middle East and drive the US out of the strategically vital oil-producing region, and spread the mullahocracy's vision of radical Islam in order to change the power relations among nations for centuries to come.
Appeasing North Korea is a loathsome option worth considering; appeasing Iran is a non-starter, unless, as we have said, one is prepared to convert to fundamentalist Shiite Islam.
Horrible decisions need to made soon. Unfortunately the Clinton administration made the huge mistake of providing valuable nuclear technology to the North Koreans, now the Bush administration has the unenviable job of cleaning it up.
One More on the Arizona Bidwill's, I mean Cardinals
Monday Night Football Stats:
Edgerrin James, 36 carries for 55 yards, his longest run was for 12 yards, which means 35 carries for 43 yards.
Translation: no offensive line. Owners Michael and Bill Bidwill are losers, very wealthy, but losers. Week 16 we play at San Francisco, that could be the game for next years #1 pick in the college draft.
Today in History....October 17
On this day in …
1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War
1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion (sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.)
1933, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany
1941, the U.S. destroyer Kearny was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Iceland; 11 people died
1973, Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin cutting back oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974
1977, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers, practitioners of that "religion of peace"
1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck northern California, killing 67 people and causing $7 billion in damage
1996, Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired security chief Alexander Lebed, one day after the former general was accused by a rival of building his own rogue army
With the threat of anthrax hovering over Capitol Hill, congressional leaders closed six House and Senate office buildings for decontamination; the U.S. House of Representatives shut down for several days
Israel's tourism minister, Rehavam Zeevi, was shot to death in the first assassination of a serving Cabinet minister by "Palestinians"
A two-man Chinese space crew landed in China's northern grasslands after five days in orbit
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi enraged China and South Korea by visiting Tokyo's Yasukuni war shrine
Monday, October 16, 2006
Monday Night Football and the .....AZ Cardinals
WE HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST SPORT FRANCHISE.....EVER!!!
tuesday morning update: I rest my case!
I love the NFL, it's just too bad we have the ownership that we do here in Arizona.
The Chicago Bears are in town, playing the Arizona Cardinals tonight on MNF. We (AZ Cardinals) have a new stadium, the piece of the puzzle that the owners (Bidwill family) said was needed to produce a winning football team.
News flash to the Bidwills, we are 1-4, getting ready to play arguably the best team in the NFL tonight, I can almost guarantee you the crowd will be split 50/50 for each team, anything Chicago here in Phoenix is muy popular. If we lose tonight, look for Edgerrin James to pull a hammy next week and be out for 5-6 games, 'cause the season will be officially over.
Don't get me wrong, I like our players, we've got some studs, our backup QB Kurt Warner, is probably my favorite NFL'er and without a doubt one of the greatest professional sport stories EVER, but the ownership blows, we'll never have a consistent playoff team here......EVER! It all starts from the top, and the top can't find its way out of a paper bag. Greed kills.
A Sign of Things to Come??
Madman Hugo Chavez just got his a$$ handed to him, losing his bid for Venezuela to secure a seat on the U.N. council and on top of that, that powerhouse of a country, Guatemala, received more votes.
All that travelling around the world, spending Venezuela's money and popping off about the "evil" USA got him squat, Chavez gets only 76 votes to Guatemala 109. But it gets worse: the second round saw Venezuela lose two votes to get 74 while Guatemala went up to 114.
And it got even worse as, very symbolically, Spain announced at the last minute that it would vote for Guatemala ending officially the Spanish support to Chavez, a support that has only brought problems to Spain.
And it is still worse because Chile got entangled in an unnecessary internal political struggle that forced it at the last moment to announce an abstention (showing that it is always a risky proposition to support Chavez, even discretely).
And to top it off the Ecuadorian openly pro Chavez came in second with barely 22% when polls were predicting a possible first round win at 40%. It seems that the last minute Noboa anti Chavez rhetoric paid off handsomely and gave him 27% (1). A difficult second round for both of them whereas it was predicted 2 weeks ago that Correa would either win outright or have an easy second round.
Bad day for Chavez.
December is weeks away, things will get very interesting down there, and it looks more and more like Manuel Rosales will defeat Hugo Chavez and will become Venezuela's next President.
Today in History...October 16
On this day in …
1773, the first public statement against the British Parliament's Tea Act was a document printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette on this day in 1773. The document became known as the "Philadelphia Resolutions."
1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded
1854, an obscure lawyer and Congressional hopeful from the state of Illinois named Abraham Lincoln delivers a speech regarding the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which Congress had passed five months earlier. In his speech, the future president denounced the act and outlined his views on slavery, which he called "immoral."
1859, abolitionist John Brown led a group of about 20 men in a raid on Harper's Ferry, Va.
1868, America's first department store opened in Salt Lake City, Utah. ZCMI (Zion's Co-Operative Mercantile Institution) was founded under the direction of Morman leader Brigham Young. The store is still open
1946, 10 Nazi war criminals, ym"sh, condemned during the Nuremberg trials were hanged
1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba
1964, China set off its first atomic bomb, code-named "596," on the Lop Nur Test Ground
1976, "Disco Duck," a satiric send-up of the 1970s disco craze, becomes a No. 1 hit on this day in 1976. The song, by Memphis disk jockey Rick Dees, became a national hit, but Dees was fired for talking about the song on his morning program.
1987, a 58 1/2 hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well
1995, the "Million Man March," led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on the Mall in DC, attracted a laughable percentage of its goal
Thursday, October 12, 2006
VDH blogs on North Korea
Thoughts on North Korea from Victor Davis Hanson.
"What can we do in this lose/lose mess?
Surely not what the Democrats advocate—a return to direct Clintonian/Cartesian one-on-one negotiations, when we gave billions in food, oil, and reactors. That only led to the present mess by rewarding in the 1990s North Korean nuclear roguery with subsidies and status to the thuggish Kim Jong-il. It is typical of Jimmy Carter’s shamelessness or dotage that, after the failure of his Nobel-Prize-driven intervention into the Korean morass during the Clinton administration, that he now pontificates how George Bush has broken his fine porcelain Korean policy."
Read it all, as usual, it's great......VDH for Secretary of State in 2008!
Today in History....October 12
On this day in …
1492, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas
1915, English nurse Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans in occupied Belgium during World War I
1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sheriff, Jesse Sarber
1942, President Roosevelt delivered one of his so-called "fireside chats" in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men
1960, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev disrupted a U.N. General Assembly session by pounding his desk with a shoe during a dispute
1986, the superpower meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, ended in stalemate, with President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev unable to agree on arms control or a date for a full-fledged summit in the United States
2000, 17 sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. destroyer Cole in Yemen perpetrated by practitioners of that "religion of peace"
2001, NBC announced that an assistant to anchorman Tom Brokaw had contracted the skin form of anthrax after opening a "threatening" letter to her boss that contained a suspicious powder
China launched its second manned space flight, during which two astronauts orbited Earth for five days
Syria's interior minister, Brigadier General Ghazi Kenaan, committed suicide in his Damascus office
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder announced he would not participate in Germany's new coalition government, ending seven years in power
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Get a load of this CRAP!
He knows he's in for a major fight.
Huge Chavez' 2008 re-election campaign is heating up. This is so pathetic it is funny! This man of the people is too busy trying to make a name for himself on the international scene, he has forgotten to take care of his people that voted for him.
Man, I'd love to knock that fake smirk right off his face.
A Message of love for the people of my Venezuela.
As always, I have done it all for love.
-bullsh*t, whatever it is you do, it's for you only.
For love of the trees, the rivers, I became a painter.
-whatever nature boy
For love of knowledge, of learning, I left my dear town to study.
-you and just about everyone there else did the same thing
For love of the sport I became a baseball player.
-you and every other male Venezuelan.
For love of the mother country, I became a soldier.
-your record in the military is shabby
For love of the people I became President, you made me President.
-can you say electronic voting machines? Manipulation? Will you step aside should Rosales win?
I have governed these years by love.
-pass the barf bag there loser.
With love we made Barrio Adentro. (a large health care facility)
With love we made Mission Robinson. (a progam to promote primary education and stop illiteracy)
With love we made Mercal. (a government food program that set up subsidized food stores located in impoverished areas)
-i'm not sure the success of these programs, but obviously much more needs to be done. If 3 programs is really all he has to show for his 8 years, it's time for a change. Try and fix your own country instead of trying to destroy the world.
All we have done is by love.
-aaahhhhhhh, you suck!
Although there is much to do, I need more time.
-grasping for straws there chubby.
I need your vote.
Your vote of love.
-clearly, his use of the term love is very skewed.
And I'm sure..........for the children as well.
Pretty sickening, huh?
To Manuel Rosales, may God continue to give you the strength to keep moving forward and defeat the evil Hugo Chavez.
One Good Pop Deserves Another
Today in History....October 11
On this day in …
1939, Albert Einstein and other U.S scientists inform President Franklin Roosevelt of the possibilities of developing an atomic bomb
1942, the World War II Battle of Cape Esperance began in the Solomons, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese
1962, Pope John XXIII opens the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched
1976, Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing and three others, the "Gang of Four", are arrested and charged with plotting a coup in China
1982, the Mary Rose, once Henry VIII's flagship, is raised from the Solent off southern England
1986, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev meet concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland
1991, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of harassing her; Thomas re-appeared before the panel to denounce the proceedings as a "high-tech lynching"
1993, William Nygaard, Norwegian publisher, whose firm translated "The Satanic Verses" by British author Salman Rushdie, is shot and seriously wounded in Oslo by practitioners of that "religion of peace"
2000, Jo Myong-rok, deputy to the North Korean leader and the highest-ranking official from that country ever to visit Washington, ends his three-day trip with Secretary of State Albright agreeing to visit Pyongyang
2004, European Union foreign ministers agree to lift an arms embargo on Libya, imposed in 1986, recognizing Tripoli's renunciation of weapons of mass destruction
2005, the United States apologizes to Hungarian Holocaust survivors whose possessions were stolen by U.S. soldiers at the end of World War II after allied forces seized what became known as the "Gold Train"
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Something To Ponder: Execution By A Nuke?
First off, I would love to take my size 13 golf shoe and squash this pint-sized porn freak runt.
Question: How many people perished in North Korea's first nuclear test?
Answer: Nobody knows, and the answer may never be known, but it would not surprise us if hundreds died. Given North Korea's history of horrors and atrocities--including manipulated mass starvation, gassing whole families to death in concentration camps, and driving steel cables through the shoulders and hands of forcibly returned refugees at the Chinese border--it is difficult to imagine the regime "wasting" a big bomb blast. Defiant and deranged Dear Leader Kim Jong-il is known to be a fanatic fan of James Bond films--he reportedly identifies with the Dr. No villain--and the prospect of staging a mass execution by nuclear explosion may have been irresistably attractive to him in the context of shocking the world.
Today in History....October 10
On this day in …
1845, the U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
1877, the U.S. Army holds a West Point funeral with full military honors for Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Killed the previous year in Montana by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Custer's body had been returned to the East for burial on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
1911, revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen launched their overthrow of China's Manchu dynasty
1938, Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
1951, President Harry S. Truman signs the Mutual Security Act, announcing to the world, and its communist powers in particular, that the U.S. was prepared to provide military aid to "free peoples." The signing of the act came after the Soviet Union exploded their second nuclear weapon in a test on October 3
1969, the U.S. Navy transfers 80 river-patrol boats to the South Vietnamese Navy in the largest single transfer of naval equipment since the war began. This was part of the ongoing Vietnamization program, which had been announced by President Richard Nixon at Midway in June. Under this program, the United States sought to turn over responsibility for the fighting to the South Vietnamese so that U.S. troops could be withdrawn from Vietnam
1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office
2001, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital of Kabul. President Bush unveiled a list of 22 most-wanted terrorists, including Osama bin Laden and associates
2005, Angela Merkel struck a power-sharing deal that made her the first woman and politician from the ex-communist east to serve as Germany's chancellor
Monday, October 09, 2006
Symbols of Leadership......How They Stack Up
North Korea, Iran, China.....and the 2008 Olympics
No doubt, the Democrats' #1 item of importance is Foleygate, I guess when you've North Korea firing off a 20-kiloton nuke, last week Iran’s Ahmadinejad ridiculed efforts to corral his own nuclear ambitions, the stock market was nearing an all-time high, the deficit is suddenly falling in near record fashion, falling gas prices might hit $2 a gallon. In Iraq, the U.S. military was taking on the Shiite militias, it only makes sense to discuss some creep. ;-)
The chess match is on.
In case you didn't catch this, the Asia Times reported on October 6 that Kim Jong Il defiantly stated that "War is coming to US soil".
After praising Kim Jong-Il as "the greatest of the peerless national heroes Korea has ever produced," Kim Jong Il's spokesman Kim Myong-Choi explains that North Korea's current leader is "unique" because he "is the first to equip Korea with sufficient military capability to take the war all the way to the continental US."
All the way to the USA....
"Under his leadership the DPRK has become a nuclear-weapons state with intercontinental means of delivery," spokesman Kim continues. "(Dear Leader) Kim is certainly in the process of achieving the long-elusive goal of neutralizing the American intervention in Korean affairs and bringing together North and South Korea under the umbrella of a confederated state."
It gets worse.
"Unlike all the previous wars Korea fought, a next war will be better called the American War or the DPRK-US War because the main theater will be the continental US, with major cities transformed into towering infernos. The DPRK is now the fourth-most powerful nuclear weapons state just after the US, Russia, and China.
"The DPRK has all types of nuclear bombs and warheads, atomic, hydrogen and neutron, and the means of delivery, short-range, medium-range and long-range, putting the whole of the continental US within effective range. The Korean People's Army also is capable of knocking hostile satellites out of action.
"All the past Korean heroes let the Land of Morning Calm be reduced to smoking ruins as the wars were fought on its soil, even though they repelled the invaders. One of the two major aspirations of the Korean people has been the buildup of military capability enough to turn enemy land into the war theater. Kim has splendidly achieved this aspiration."
North Korea has just had its moment in the sun, it's China's turn to step up to the plate. Now that North Korea has defied just about every sane country in the world with their explosion of a nuclear weapon, the Norks' #1 ally, China, needs to act responsibly and prove that they are major responsible stakeholder in the world of international politics.
The "Chinese solution" to the long North Korean nightmare does not necessarily have to include military action; cutting off the aid could cause regime change. On the other hand, a cornered Kim could also strike out--at South Korea, where 30,000 US troops are essentially sitting ducks for a nuclear attack, and/or US ally Japan. North Korea has shown in the past that it is capable of firing a missle over Japan.
Meanwhile, China's nuclear arming ally, Islamist Iran, is instigating its ally, Syria, a country with which China enjoys close and deepening ties, to attack Israel. Or, at the very least, to threaten Israel with war ... in an effort to divert attention from Tehran's nuclear enrichment program and protracted standoff with the West.
At the same time, new reports from Sudan say the Islamic-leaning government is directly responsible for the massacre of hundreds of black Sudanese villagers in Darfur. Energy-starved China is the main foreign investor in Sudan's oil industry; and Chinese arms sales to the rogue regime, in the context of Beijing's aggressive "energy diplomacy," have fueled the genocide in Darfur, according to Amnesty International and other observers.
It's getting pretty hairy folks.
With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games looming, one can only hope--for the sake of world peace--that rising China will seize the historic opportunity with which it has been presented, set aside its global grab for markets and raw materials, and cooperate closely with the US and other great powers to address the issues at hand in a truly meaningful--and responsible--manner.
Plus, there's an outside chance that I get to go the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, so for the sake of this gringo......come on China....git 'er done!
Today in History....October 9
On this day in …
1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument
1930, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, N.Y., to Glendale, Calif.
1936, the first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1940, during the Battle of Britain, the German Luftwaffe launches a heavy nighttime air raid on London. The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral was pierced by a Nazi bomb, leaving the high altar in ruin. It was one of the few occasions that the 17th-century cathedral suffered significant damage during Germany's nearly ceaseless bombing raids on London in the fall of 1940
1944, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin begin a nine-day conference in Moscow, during which the war with Germany and the future of Europe are discussed.
1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara, a "professional revolutionary", was executed while attempting to incite Bolivian citizenry against its government
1969, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue in Chicago protesting the trial of the "Chicago Eight"
1985, the terrorists of the Achille Lauro cruise liner, practitioners of that "religion of peace", surrendered after the ship arrived in Port Said, Egypt. Before doing so, they murdered wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer, an American, because he was Jewish, and threw his body overboard and held the ship's passengers hostage
2001, letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., were sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy Letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., were sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy; the letters later tested positive for anthrax
2005, a driverless Volkswagen won a $2 million race across the rugged Nevada desert, beating four other robot-guided vehicles that completed a Pentagon-sponsored contest aimed at making warfare safer for humans
Friday, October 06, 2006
.....meetings, business, meetings, business...one of those days, so......
Fidel Castro - Hugo Chavez - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Kim Jong Il
2 of the 4 will not make it to see 2008. I think Castro kicks the bucket in a year and Chavez takes a bullet, unfortunately the other have a little more bark in their bite, but hey, it's a start!
Today in History....October 6
On this day in …
1884, the Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer," a movie starring Al Jolson which featured both silent and sound-synchronized scenes
1945, former French premier and Vichy collaborator Pierre Laval tries to kill himself on the day he is to be executed for treason. He fails
American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of treason for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was sentenced in San Francisco to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000. (She ended up serving more than six years)
President Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act, totaling $1.3 billion in military aid to NATO countries
1961, President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Kennedy also assured the public that the U.S. civil defense program would soon begin providing such protection for every American. Only one year later, true to Kennedy's fears, the world hovered on the brink of full-scale nuclear war when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted over the USSR's placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba. During the tense 13-day crisis, some Americans prepared for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and completing last-minute work on their backyard bomb shelters
1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holy day. Since then, Israel has been accused of "occupation" of Arab land
1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by practitioners of that "religion of peace" while reviewing a military parade
2001, Cal Ripken played his last game in the major leagues as his Baltimore Orioles lost to the visiting Boston Red Sox, 5-1
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Today in History....October 5
On this day in …
1892, the Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, was practically wiped out while attempting to rob a pair of banks in Coffeyville, Kan.
1921, the World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time
1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon completed the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean, arriving in Washington state some 41 hours after leaving Japan
1937, President Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations
1947, President Truman delivered the first televised White House address.
1955, a stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett opened at the Cort Theatre in New York
1974, American David Kunst completes the first round-the-world journey on foot, taking four years and 21 pairs of shoes to complete the 14,500-mile journey across the land masses of four continents. He was accompanied by his brother, John, but in 1972 John Kunst was shot to death by bandits in Afghanistan and David was wounded. After returning home to Minnesota to recuperate, Kunsk traveled back to Afghanistan and continued his global journey with another brother, Peter. Peter had to drop out later for health reasons, and David Kunst completed his trek alone, returning to Waseca on October 5, 1974
1981, President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution granting honorary American citizenship to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving about 100,000 Hungarians, most of them Jews, from the Nazis, ym"sh, during World War II
2001, Barry Bonds set a new mark for homeruns in a single season, hitting numbers 71 and 72, but San Francisco was eliminated from the playoffs with an 11-10 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers (His "accomplishments" remain under investigation)
2005, defying the White House, senators voted 90-9 to approve an amendment that would prohibit the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" against anyone in U.S. government custody
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
The Arabs - They Think Differently Than We Do
Uh, no shiite.
JoshuaPundit ahs a great post today.
Stephen Brown at Rant's and Raves is an anthropology major who spent a great deal of time in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. Here, he reflects on the cultural differences between them and westerners...and lays out why in his words, he feels `Our civilization is destroying theirs. We cannot share a world in peace. They understand this; we have yet to learn it.'
Read it all.
Shiite Muslim child Mahmoud Slieman after his mother cut him with a sword during the annual ritual to mark Ashoura Day in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiyeh, Tuesday March 2, 2004. Ashoura day marks the Shiite Muslim’s commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein.
Why Ace is one of the Best
Aside from having great contacts/sources on anything "news", Ace of Spades also has a pretty funny way of relaying news, example regarding the Foley scandal:
Let's see... we're (Republicans) running on national security and the economy, they're (Dems) running on general anti-faggotry.
The Democratic Party...............Soft on terrorists. Hard on fags.
Feliz Cumpleaños, Happy Birthday El Negro
Today, my father in law Francisco "El Negro" Sanchez de Castillo was born 65 years ago in the beautiful town of Tequila, Jalisco, México. That's him with the yellow shirt along with my mother in law, the Mrs. and the trio of little gringo's known as my kids.
You could say El Negro is a sort of renaissance man, an accomplished artist, writer, he built his own home wiht his own hands, a 2 story beauty with a spiral staircase, a man of deep faith, he can school you on any topic....except for American football and golf ;-) ....... and if you happen to get in a tussle with him, you'll end up on the losing end, El Negro is tough as nails. He's 5'5", I'm 6'5" 230 lbs, I wouldn't mess with him.
A few adventures he has gone through.......while working with the major electrical company in México, he fell from high above while working on power lines, was knocked unconcious and put in a coma for a week, he was thrown from a fishing boat and lost at sea for a day...........and made the pilgrimage to pray to Virgin of Guadalupe in México City from Tequila........a stout 400 miles on foot! Took him and his 2 buddies 17 days to do it. That was nearly 40 years ago and every year since then he makes the pilgrimage to pray to Virgin of Talpa which is about 5 dayer on foot. Each year right around Easter, he and many from the town of Tequila and neighboring towns do this, he has done this for over 40 years! If you're not familiar with the terrain of the state of Jalisco, it is very mountainous, the Sierra Madre's run through Jalisco.
He's a great man, if you ever get the chance to make it to Tequila, make him you're tour guide. He'll take you on some great hikes through mountains, caves and show you some fantastic cave/underground tunnels that stretch for miles and miles.
Today in History....October 4
On this day in …
1777, George Washington's troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pa., resulting in heavy American casualties
1918, German Chancellor Max von Baden, appointed by Kaiser Wilhelm II just three days earlier, sends a telegraph message to the administration of President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C., requesting an armistice between Germany and the Allied powers in World War I
1927, sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. The granite images of four of America’s most revered and beloved presidents -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt -- were completed 12 years later
1940, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps, where the Nazi leader sought Italy's help in fighting the British
the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit
Leave It to Beaver premieres
1993, ten hours into a tank assault on the Russian White House parliament building, rebel parliamentarians led by Vice President Aleksandr Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan Khasbulatov surrender to Russian President Boris Yeltsin
1996, a judge in Philadelphia issued an injunction preventing Major League baseball umpires from striking for the remainder of the postseason over an incident in which Roberto Alomar of the Baltimore Orioles spat on umpire John Hirschbeck
Barry Bonds hit his 70th home run to tie Mark McGwire's 1998 record in a 10-2 victory over Houston (The legitamacy is still being debated)
Rickey Henderson homered to pass Ty Cobb and become baseball's career leader in runs scored with 2,246 during San Diego's 6-3 win over Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I'm thinking get ready folks, 'cause we're about to be introduced to a nuke by either one of these madmen. King Dork of the Norks, Kim Jong Il announced that he will go ahead with plans to fire off a nuclear test(?) weapon and Iran's Ahmadinejad continues to bitch-slap the West, using every delaying and stalling tactic it has as it goes about its business of not so secretly buildding bombs.
Chances are about nil that either of these nuts is bluffing.
A nuke-test(?) by North Korea could come as soon as next week, which is when South Korea is going to elect its foreign minister Ban Ki-moon, as secretary general of the U.N. Since Jong Il believes he is the most important Korean on earth and recently vowed that HE is the one who will unify the Korean peninsula, this election as the unofficial president is deeply offensive to him. Hhhmmm.....little man's disease. Put an earring on him and a scarf and this porn-freak midget looks like an old Korean woman......a real ugly one at that.
So there a few things at play there, one, Jong Il doesn't want to be upstaged by the upcoming election in South Korea, two, he wants to undermine South Korea's attempt to appease the Stalinist North Korea state and third, he would love to embarrass George W. Bush before the upcoming elections in early November.
We're talking days/weeks before the lunatic Jong Il shocks the world.
Where's China in this? I think we will finally see them finally sacking up and coming to the plate, maybe a secret, China backed military coup? Who knows, but something by China needs to be done.