Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ten Things I Don't Get

All right, it could be more, but I don't have time. Maybe I'll come back later and add more. Anyway, in no particular order and totally random...

The things I don't get...

1. Why so many Americans are taking the side of Hezbollah.

2. Why so many American Idol knockoffs come out every year. Sheesh. Get a new concept, people!

3. Why anyone CARES that Bush said "shit" referencing Hezbollah. Come on, y'all, is it really a big deal?

4. Johnny Depp and how sexy he's supposed to be. 'Nuff said.


6. The TomKat obsession. 'Nuff said there, too.

7. Sorry if any of y'all are fans, but how in the world Cowboy Troy is considered country. He. Raps. It ain't too hard to tell the difference.

8. Lobsters. Mountain Oysters. Frog legs. Chitlins. Escargot.
Gosh, those things should not be spoken of at the dinner table, IMO, much less eaten!

9. How anyone actually LIKES Bill O'Reilly. Sorry guys, but I can't even stand to watch Bill. He's arrogant and obnoxious and often dead wrong. But don't try to get him to see that...

10. How "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" somehow morphed into "Don't you dare mention God in your graduation speech!"

Okay, there you are. :D I'll come back and add links later.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rockets Fired From Lebanon Rain Down on Israel

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday the fighting in Lebanon would end when Hezbollah guerrillas freed two captured soldiers, rocket attacks on Israel stopped and the Lebanese army deployed along the border.
In his first address to the Knesset since the nation began an offensive against Hezbollah six days ago, Olmert pledged that Israel would "not be a hostage" to terrorists and the fight was one "for the right to live a normal life."

You know, I don't think anyone wants war. But kudos to Israel for not backing down. I stand with Isreal in this.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Just so you know...

My profile and all my links have not disappeared; they've gone to the bottom of the page. (Grrr. I hate blogger!)
Anyway, if you want to find my links and profile and polls, just scroll down.

'The brink of war'

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli warplane bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry early Thursday, collapsing part of the structure and causing widespread damage in the area.
It was Israel's second use of a huge bomb in Gaza City in as many days in its two-week offensive to pressure Palestinian militants to release a captured Israeli soldier. At least 23 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Wednesday.

Israel Wages War on Hezbollah as Jets Strike Airbase

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israeli warplanes attacked a Lebanese army air base near the Syrian border, the first strike on the Lebanese army in Israel's fight with Hezbollah guerrillas. The attack followed an intense strike on Lebanon’s airport, an attack that could draw the Lebanese army into Israel's war with Hezbollah guerrillas.

More than 50 people have died in violence following the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah, which launched more than 80 rockets and mortars into Israel on Thursday.

Israeli jets dropped two bombs on the runway at the Rayak air base in the eastern Bekaa Valley, damaging it, police said. There were no reports of casualties.

Good. It's quite obvious that Israel is without allies in the Middle East, and really across most of the world. If they don't take action like this, if they're too afraid of offending someone, Israel really will be wiped off the face of the earth.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Police Seek 'Terrorists' Responsible for India Train Blasts That Killed 147

MUMBAI, India — Indian police were conducting a nationwide manhunt on Tuesday for a series of terrorist bombings carried out at rush hour on Mumbai's crowded transit system. The attacks reportedly left nearly 150 dead and at least 439 injured.
Police reportedly were carrying out raids across the country following the explosions, presumably in search of suspects. One television report said a suspect was in custody.
The explosions, which occurred as commuters were returning home from work during the evening rush, tore apart locomotives and scattered bodies around the tracks, as shown on Indian television.
Hey, everyone. Do we want this to be us? It could be, and it could've been.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!

Here's to the greatest country in the world!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Aren't we missing something here?

With all this gleeful media outrage over alleged Iraq murders, I just wonder sometimes. Aren't we majorly missing the point here?
Yes, IF THIS HAPPENED, it's terrible, disgusting, inexcusable and deserves to be punished. But there's another side you'll never hear from the media.

First and foremost, these are allegations. Yes, if you can believe it, in the American system, someone is innocent until proven guilty. Remember Illario Pantano and that media frenzy? Yeah, well, in case you didn't hear, he was cleared of all charges, and these soldiers may well be, too. So keep that in mind, please.

Second, please tell me again, who's prosecuting these alleged crimes? Yeah, that's right, our eeevil military. If these guys truly are guilty, as the media is assuming(or maybe hoping, it would seem), then they will face justice.

Last of all, there are hundreds of thousands of troops in Iraq right now. These allegations are against an incredibly small number of troops.
Maybe it's because of how notoriously honorable American troops are normally, but nevertheless, it's maddening and hypocritical that good work every day by our troops goes unnoticed, but when a tiny minority gets accused of something, media frenzy happens.

Like I said, if this happened, I don't think ANYONE in their right mind isn't revolted by it. But it's also revolting that no one is willing to give those who fight for our freedom a chance or even the benefit of the doubt.