Saturday, December 31, 2005


Okay, I really don't have any New Year pictures, but here's to a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

I will be back to blogging - I hope - by tomorrow.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

One of my Christmas presents was Patriotic Country 2. It's a great album, (even if you're not a country fan, you should really consider getting it.) and since I really don't feel like blogging, I'll just randomly post the words to a few of my favorite songs on it.
So here it is, by memory(I think I got all the words right!)

Chely Wright - Bumper Of My SUV:
I've got a bright red sticker on the back of my car, says United States Marines.
and yesterday a lady in a minivan held up her middle finger at me.
Does she think she knows what I stand for or the things that I believe?
Just by lookin' at a sticker for the US Marines, on the bumper of my SUV.
See my brother Chris, he's been in for more than fourteen years now.
Our Dad was in the Navy during Vietnam, did his duty then he got out.
And my Grandpa earned his purple heart on the beach of Normandy....
That's why I've got a sticker, for the US Marines on the bumper of my SUV
That doesn't mean that I want war, I'm not Republican or Democrat,
but I've gone all around this crazy world, just to try to better understand.
And yes, I do have questions. I get to ask them because I'm free.
That's why I've got a sticker, for the US Marines, on the bumper of my SUV.
'Cause I've been to Hiroshima, and I've been to the DMZ,
I've walked on the sand in Baghdad, still don't have all of the answers I need.
But I guess I wanna know where she's been, before she judges and gestures to me,
cause she don't like my sticker, for the US Marines, on the bumper of my SUV.
So I hope that lady in the minivan, turns on her radio and hears this from me
as she picks up her kids, from their private schools and drives home safely on our city streets
or to the building where her church group meets.... yeah,
that's why I've got a sticker, for the US Marines, on the bumper of my SUV.

You know, the best thing about this song is it's all true. It really happened - Chely Wright was driving down the streets in Nashville one day, when some nut started cussing her out over the "illegal war" because of the USMC bumper sticker that she really did get in honor of her brother Chris. It's all true - down to the "private schools" and "church group", which were on the stranger's bumper stickers. It's a really great song!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Remember.... not just 9-11

To all the people who say 9-11 was a freak event, that we really never were at war, that we don't need to worry about the terrorists anymore, that Bush is just fear mongering, that Bush bred the terror problem....
Read this
(ht: Crazy Politico)

No matter what liberals may say, WE ARE AT WAR. This didn't start with Bush, it didn't start with Clinton. It's not because of economic policies, or because we dared give too much foriegn aid. These people hate us and WILL kill us if given the chance. The choice is whether we let them or not.


Ann Coulter brings up an excellent point in her latest column. I really can't cover it all with a single quote, but here:

Monday's Times carried a major expose on child molesters who use the
In order to report the story, the Times said it obtained:
— copies of online conversations and e-mail messages between minors and the
creepy adults;
— records of payments to the minors;
— membership lists for Webcam sites;....

...And the list goes on.

Hey - wait a minute!!! The NY Times violated Sex Offenders' Civil Liberties!!! How dare they do this!! How dare they profile against sex offenders this way!! Haven't they heard of the "right to privacy"?!? They think all sex offenders are bad!! HOW DARE THEY!!!!
Call the ACLU, call Ted Kennedy, call CNN - this is really unbelievable!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Just A Random Post...

Well, I guess y'all can see I'm not really in the mood for political blogging lately. Hey, it's Christmas after all!
I'll try to be back to blogging regularly by Jan. 1.

I hope you guys had a great Christmas....
I got my first "gun" this year from my Aunt(she knows me pretty well :) To tell the truth, It's not much of a serious gun - just an Air-Soft. It's fun to fight with, though, which is what I'm about to do!...

Just for fun, I'll do something I saw Gayle do....

"A Christmas Poem - Revised" By, me. :)

Twas the night before Holiday and all through the nation
we looked on with amusement, curious trepidation
For what was a brewin' was fearful to see
A brawl against Target, led by ol' Mr. B
For free speech departed at the Big Red's
And other stores also had lost their heads
"Merry Christmas? Bah! It's "Holidays" now
say anything else and we'll have a cow"
Gifts of cars, toys, shoes and new clothes,
all tied with bright shiny "Holiday" bows.
The Liberals did scream,
"Now, this ain't right! you don't even know for what you fight!
It's a lie, it's a hoax, this so-called war"
Now, where could I have heard that before?
And I heard them yell, as they retreated that night
"Happy Holidays all! And a Kwanzaa bright!"

Monday, December 26, 2005

Here's a great blog you should check out...

I have recently found out about a great new(well, I think new) blog, Camp Katrina.
Here's the basic drift of it - a blog by a Natl. Guardsmen, dedicated to showcasing the humanitarian work of the U.S. Military. It's a great blog and definitely worth checking out. So what are you still here for? Go on and click the link!

Friday, December 23, 2005


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Debate of the week: Patriot Act

I really don't expect many people to want to debate, what, 3 days from Christmas, but I really don't have anything to post, so here it is.

In case you missed it, the Senate renewed the Patriot Act and I want your opinions on it.
Do you think it's right or wrong? Protecting Americans or putting them in danger?
Is it legal? Is it illegal?
(If you're against it) Is there any situation or variation where you would support it?
(If you're for it) do you think it should be changed in any way?

I'm not sure about this(can you believe it?)
I think what it comes down to is whether or not you trust your leaders.
It's not a surprise that Liberals, who are more normally inclined to distrust government agencies like the FBI, CIA etc. and of course, President Bush, are the main opposition,
and that Conservatives, who have faith to let our government do their job, and trust the President and others to use methods that (did you know?) have never been misused yet,
are backing it.

My main support really comes out when I hear Liberals using great hyperboles to paint our government as tantamount to the Soviet Union, Naziism and Communist China all in one for using the Patriot Act's methods.
I do believe these methods have kept us safe, and when I hear people whine about how "our founding fathers would have never been for this", I can't help but think that
Yes... but our founding father's battles consisted of lining up in fields and shooting at each other, and infiltrators were usually hanged.

But... then again, I'm not so sure I'd support this if say, Clinton were in power. Some of these methods do seem rather extreme. And just because they haven't been misused yet doesn't mean they won't ever be.

But, I must say, with our lovely media and politicians, the slightest indiscretion would most likely be picked up instantly and talked about constantly for months, leading to several indictments and a huge scandal. So as long as we have free press, I really don't fear FBI agents in the middle of the night.

Now that I'm done bloviating... what do you think? Any debate comments will be welcomed, though you're expected to abide by the rules at all times.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

This is torture.

Witness: Saddam Officials Ripped Off Prisoners' Skin

...The prosecution's first witness Wednesday was a man who testified about
killings and torture in Dujail after the attempt to assassinate Saddam. Ali
Hassan Mohammed al-Haidari, who was 14 in 1982...
Al-Haidari... testified that seven of his brothers
were executed by Saddam's regime and their bodies have not been
Al-Haidari said that he and other residents from Dujail — including
family members — were taken to Baghdad and thrown into a security services
prison, where people from "9 to 90" were held.
Blood poured from head wounds
and skin was pale from electric shocks, he testified. Security officials would
drip melted plastic hoses on detainees, only to pull it off after it cooled,
tearing skin off with it, he said.
"I cannot express all that suffering and
pain we faced in the 70 days inside," he said.

This is torture.

Not extreme temperatures. Not humiliation. Not loud music. Not hoods over the head or empty threats. Not cold food. Not "water-boarding". Not insults. Not yelling at the prisoners. Not disrespecting their crutch of a religion.
Even if none of that ever happened - do we care? Should we care?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Well, duh...

What did they expect to happen?
Court Fines NYC Transit Strikers $1M a day

Good. Fine by me.
My favorite quote about this:
It's a form of terrorism, if you ask me," said Maria Negron, who walked across the bridge. "I hope they go back to work."

Monday, December 19, 2005

Is anyone paying attention?

He said Israel should be "wiped off the map", he said the Holocaust was a "myth". Now he's banned Western music.

Is anyone hearing this? Is anyone listening? Do people even care?
It's about time the world realizes - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is dangerous and needs to be dealt with, one way or another.

Did we really need this?

Crazy Politico has a post about this... A new study by UCLA proves Ann Coulter right, after all.
While the editorial page of The Wall
Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even
more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing
reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is
conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all
major media outlets tilt to the left.

Of the 20 major media outlets studied,
18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the
Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news
pages of The Wall Street Journal.

The study also found the most centrist news program to be PBS's"NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.", with CNN's "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" and "Good Morning America" on ABC also scoring as moderate.

Now, like I said, I really didn't need a study for this. But it's a good resource - I plan to link it!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Canadian blog revolution

I'm sure my fellow bloggers have already noticed: there are some really great Canadian blogs out there.(Some that I visit & link: HellBent, ABFreedom, Crittermusings and Young Conservative) When I first came upon some, I wondered, "did I really miss something?" I must admit, I'm not very knowledgable about Canadian politics!
Now I know of nearly as many Canadian blogs as American ones. Obviously, the blog revolution is spreading internationally! Keep it up - Americans and Canadians!

(Finally!) Some common sense on race relations

From WorldNetDaily:
Actor Morgan Freeman has a solution to the problem of racism – "Stop talking
about it!" ... "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask
you to stop calling me a black man," he says. "I know you as Mike Wallace. You
know me as Morgan Freeman.... The actor also criticizes Black History Month,
saying setting aside a special month actually segregates black history from
American history. Calling the idea "ridiculous," Freeman notes there's no "white
history month."
"You're going to relegate my history to a month?" Freeman
asks Wallace. "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American
history," he says.

He has the same thought I've had for a long time. How is racism going to go away if people are so hyper-sensitive to the race of other people? How is it going to go away when people are willing to play it for politics and legislate mindsets?
It isn't.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Why not everyone in N.O. got looted...

I got this in an email a few months ago, and since I really don't have anything to post about tonight... here it is!


Friday, December 16, 2005

Why I like Ann Coulter

Robosquirrel has Ann Coulter's latest column linked, so I read it...

I'm getting a little insulted that no Democratic prosecutor has indicted me.
Liberals bring trumped-up criminal charges against all the most dangerous
conservatives. Why not me?... I note that nobody ever wanted to indict Bob Dole or Gerald Ford (except, of course, other Republicans)... Charges like these are not brought at random. They are brought against people who pose the greatest threat to liberals. (What am I? Miss Congeniality?)

And that's why Ann Coulter is my favorite political writer!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Another victory in Iraq

From Fox News:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers
of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic
elections Thursday amid only scattered violence.
stayed open one
hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST),
of such high turnout.
Long lines were reported in some
precincts, said
commission official Munthur
Abdelamir, some of which
wrapped around
neighborhood blocks. The commission said
results will be
announced within
two weeks.

Well, this is yet another underdog victory for Iraqis, the third successful election - in one year -
in a country that never had Democracy. The voter turnout has been, for the most part, higher than turnout was here for the '04 elections. And we don't have to worry about terrorists blowing us away at the polls!
I echo what Raving Conservative said:
Hey dems - spin this!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

More nonsense from Hanoi Jane

The actress/ part time Viet Cong gunner has just proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that she really hasn't changed a bit.

Quote from NewsMax:(Emphasis added)

"Starting with the Vietnam War we began training soldiers differently," the
anti-American actress says in an email to the Washington Post.
Fonda claims
she learned of the policy switch in "secret meetings" she had with military
psychologists "who were really worried about what was happening to our combat
One doctor, she insists, told her U.S. troops had been
deliberately trained to be "killing machines."... This began," Fonda maintained,
"because the military discovered that in World War II and Korea, [U.S.] soldiers
weren't killing enough."
"So they changed training procedures" to
teach troops how to commit atrocities.
...Fonda lamented: "When you put
young people into an atrocity-producing situation where enemy and civilian are
commingled, where the 'other side' is dehumanized, we cannot be
surprised." ...

The Iraqi Elections

are nearing. Tomorrow Iraqis will have a chance at freedom and, if things go according to pattern, it will be yet another phenominal successful election, another Democratic step, another "ain't gonna happen", happening, and another thing to all but ignore or make negative in the MSM. Don't let it fool you. We're winning, the Iraqi people are winning, and nothing can change that!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Consequenses and pity

I have a question. Who besides me felt a little queasy seeing the deathwatch on TV for "Tookie" Williams? Who besides me felt even more queasy and even sorry for him when reading this? It was like watching the prison tape that came out soon after Saddam Hussein's capture. Watching a vicious, cruel, evil, maniacal tyrant - you couldn't help it. A twinge of pity hit.
Of course, the reasonable side of me remembered: it's too bad Williams obviously didn't have those feelings, or none of this would have even happened. It's a good thing people - his jury, the Supreme Court, Schwarzenegger - chose to remember the cruel way in which his victims died - instead of thinking about the painless, sterile, just way he would. I think that's the difference. One side thinks only of the consequences. The other side chooses to remember what brought about those consequences.

More Distortions from the media

Did you hear about this? Michelle Malkin has info about the "30,000 civilians dead" phrase recently swimming around in the media. Hyprocisy? Yes. More distortions? Yes, again. Read the link.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Blog tag

Daniel at Raving Conservative tagged me.
Here are the rules of the game. When you are tagged you must blog about 5 oddball habits that you have, then you must tag 5 more people.
So here are five:

1: I'm a bit obsessive over my hair. Which usually ends up with me giving myself a really baaad haircut!
2: I read Newsweek.(Hey, that counts, doesn't it?)
3: I listen to corny old country songs that then get stuck in my head. "Lord! It's hard to be humble/when you're perfect in every way..."
4: I habitually dress modestly and have an aversion to resembling a street-walker. That's really odd, believe me.
5: I like the A-Team. Seriously.

There! Now you know what a wierd person I am. Watch out though... you just might get tagged!

(I tagged ABFreedom, Crazy Politico, Sycorax, Robosquirrel, and Mary Ann.)

Williams denied Clemency

From ABC News. Click above.

SAN FRANCISCO Dec 12, 2005 — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams, the former gang leader whose case stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row.
Williams, 51, is set to die by injection at San Quentin State Prison after midnight for murdering four people in two 1979 holdups

I'm very glad that reasonable heads prevailed over the movement to save a brutal convicted killer.

But watch out for Williams' "peacful" supporters.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Sen. Clinton On Big Money Tour

From FoxNews:
NEW YORK — Sen. Hillary Clinton has launched a pre-Christmas national fundraising tour to pad her already sizeable campaign war chest for the 2006 election.
But some say the New York Democrat is collecting donations for larger political ambitions... She is a very effective fundraiser, and she can be in two places at one time, because she has her husband, the ex-president, also out there," said Georgette Mosbacher, a GOP fundraiser.
Mosbacher said she has no doubt that Clinton is preparing a presidential run...

Why am I not surprised? All I can say is, get ready for '08... and Go Condi!

Why I haven't been blogging...

Well, seems everyone is busy for Christmas - even Michelle Malkin has only had about 4 new posts for a couple of days. That's my reason, too. So...

Merry Christmas!

Thanks to this site for the clip art.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Tookie Awaits Gov. Schwarznegger's Decision

I can only hope the Governor does not bow to Hollywood's pressure to save a career criminal who founded a murderous gang, and was convicted of killing four innocent people.
Doesn't Hollywood have any better heroes?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Don't believe political "debate" is going down the drain? Read this:

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Oh, that's so darn brilliant. I'm speechless. Really, Mr. Oliphant, you have me stumped with your extreme intellectual knowledge of facts. What a debater you are! What can I say? Oh, what can I say?

"A Day That Will Live In Infamy"...

"...December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked..."

Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
Never forget!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Is Anyone Surprised?

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

That Howard Dean is now supporting Code Pink?

This is why I support the war in Iraq.

Yes, to remove the threat of WMD's - which in my mind, there is no doubt that he had - is good enough for me. But I also am for it because now this nut is no longer in power. Now he's resigned to sitting on a bench, waving his finger and spouting defiant yet now useless rhetoric. Sitting there unashamed and unapologetic while his victims testify of his cruelty. Soon, hopefully, he will be forced to face the gallows and the death he sent so many to. Will it make up for the horror of his decades in power? No. But it will be justice.
That may not be what brought America to Iraq, but that's what America brought to Iraq.

Monday, December 05, 2005

My Brother's New Blog

(You can click on my title for the link.)
Well, it had to happen. My little brother Jonathan(who is 7), decided he wants his own blog, too. He says he'll post about football and politics - with big sisters' help, of course! I hope y'all can visit - he would really like if he got some comments!

Conspiracy Charges Dropped

WASHINGTON — A judge dismissed the conspiracy charges Monday against Rep. Tom DeLay but refused to throw out the money-laundering charges, dashing his hopes for now of reclaiming his post as House majority leader.

Well, obviously, this isn't perfect, but it's very good.

One other point is that just because the money laundering charges were not dropped does not automatically equal a guilty conviction, as the nightly news anchors will most likely imply.
If it even makes it to the newscast.

Update: So, can you guess what the AP headline is?...
"DeLay's Money Laundering Charges Upheld". Why am I not surprised by this?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

From the "Eeww that's enough details, thanks." files

Face Transplant Patient Doing Well
PARIS — One of the French doctors who performed the world's first partial face-transplant said Sunday the 38-year-old patient is "perfect," in good psychological condition and doing well medically.
Jean Michael Dubernard, who had previously conducted the world's first hand and forearm transplants, said the woman, operated on a week ago, would remain hospitalized in the southeastern city of Lyon for four to six weeks.
She received a section of a nose, lips and chin in the transplant surgery after being mauled by her dog.

Wow. Guess I know what line of work is not for me...
You know, it's great that this woman is doing well, and her life will probably be better for it. But... no more details, please!

"Crescent Of Embrace" junked.

Via Michelle Malkin.
From Associated Press:

PITTSBURGH Nov 30, 2005 — Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing a crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday.
The new design for the memorial, to be built on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, crash near Shanksville, features most of the details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition.
But a round, bowl-shaped area would replace a "Crescent of Embrace," a crescent-shaped cluster of maple trees.

Wow. That was quick. Now what took them so long in New York?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Jury Recomends Death

Good riddance.
"SARASOTA, Fla. — Jurors recommended the death penalty Thursday for a mechanic convicted of abducting and killing an 11-year-old girl in an attack that was taped by a surveillance camera and broadcast worldwide."

Not to sound bloodthirsty, but THAT is why I am for the death penalty. Someone who would do that to an 11 year old deserves to die.

Yes, but how dare you say we don't support the troops?

Hat tip: Robosquirrel.
I usually try to keep my site free of this stuff, but I had to post this.
As many people as possible should see it because this is how much Ted Rall loves the troops:
And that's my case in point for what I said on my previous post.