Obnoxious Droppings

A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

31 July, 2004

Some French Released From Gitmo

Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My Fucking Ass Off!!

That is the only way to describe Johnny Knuckles' report of some French Whines being sent home to face "French Justice". I am just so underwhelmed words cannot express.



New York Post for 31Jul2004 - Marines Unhappy with Kerry

The following is a verbatim copy of an article in the New York Post for July 31st, 2004:


July 31, 2004 -- SCRANTON, Pa. — John Kerry's heavily hyped cross-country bus tour stumbled out of the blocks yesterday, as a group of Marines publicly dissed the Vietnam War hero in the middle of a crowded restaurant.

Kerry was treating running mate Sen. John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, to a Wendy's lunch in Newburgh, N.Y., for their 27th wedding anniversary — an Edwards family tradition — when the candidate approached four Marines and asked them questions.
The Marines — two in uniform and two off-duty — were polite but curt while chatting with Kerry, answering most of his questions with a "yes, sir" or "no, sir."

But they turned downright nasty after the Massachusetts senator thanked them "for their service" and left.

"He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here shaking our hands," one Marine said, adding, "I'm 100 percent against [him]."

A sergeant with 10 years of service under his belt said, "I speak for all of us. We think that we are doing the right thing in Iraq," before saying he is to be deployed there in a few weeks and is "eager" to go and serve.

The Marines — all of whom serve at nearby Stewart Air Force Base — wouldn't give their names.

It wasn't an auspicious start to the senators' "Believe in America" bus tour — a 22-state, 43-city tour that will cover roughly 3,500 miles over 15 days in an effort to carry some of their momentum out of the Democratic convention.

It was a very good thing that those servicemen were Marines, since we just ooze couth and tact!

(For any of you who have ever served our great Nation, picture yourself in this same situation - you've only got a limited time for lunch; due to Kerry and Edwards votes you can only afford to go to a Wendy's once a month; and out of nowhere the (possible) next POTUS comes up to your table for a photo-op.

One second you're enjoying your lunch with your comrades before you have to scurry back to work; the next you see yourself standing at the lip of your career's open grave if you say or do anything that could be misinterpreted.)

Kerry had no right to do that to those Marines!


The Dhimmicrat Steps On His Dick - Again

Right now I am so fucking angry I can hardly see the keyboard.

The traitorous pice of shit the Democrats have decided represents all their values has made a statement that he wants Osama bin Laden to be tried in an American court.

Osama bin-fucking-Laden tried?

In a court of law?

In this country, where a judge can make up the law as he goes and would just as easily let that shit-sucking goat-fucking camel-stroking turd walk??

I would ask what the fuck is Kerry thinking, but I think it's pretty obvious he ain't thinking at all. At least even Clinton would think once in a while - but only with his little head.

If Osama lives long enough to get anywhere near a courthouse, my respect for our military might just go right. down. the. shitter.

See FoxNews for the story. I have to go hit something.


Edwards Gets Lost in "Believe" Tour

A thought just jumped into my head - there was nothing to stop it - and before the poor little thing died of loneliness, I had to do a little research.

According to my local paper, the Winston Salem Urinal this morning, John Edwards was addressing a small crowd in Boston Friday morning. As part of his spiel, he felt the need to make a "typical Boston" reference.

Referring to John Kerry's Thursday night speech, Edwards said, and I quote:

"He hit a home run last night. It cleared the Green Monster, sailed past the Citgo sign and is headed for the White House."

If he hit it over the Green Monster, it's heading North, you fucking little twit!!

They give me a headache. I have to lie down now.


Stay Away From My Daughter!!

No, not for the obvious reason - she's 27 and can look after her own damn self.

The reason to stay away from her is that a few years ago she married a real f'kin genius who had trouble tying his shoelaces. She finally got a divorce (cue Tammy Wynette) but never thought to get rid of his last name. Now she's paying for it in a big way!

So, if you happen to talk with my daughter and notice her last name, DO NOT, for fear for your safety, ask if she's related - because her name is - yes, you guessed it - KERRY.


Another Bullshit Meter Melts Down

The Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta is about to blow a gasket. As you may already know, he has been sacrificing his sanity so that we don't have to, by reporting on the circle jerk in Boston. What love he has for his fellow man! Truly a compassionate human.

Unfortunately, his Bullshit Meter has gone critical and melted down during the pathetic stream of lies coming from Kerry during his speech, so our favorite GOC is presenting this in two parts.

Go read what he has to say. He may have a stroke before the next installment!!


Sandy Berger - Question Time

There are still more than a few things about this Sandy Berger situation - which seems to have been buried really quickly by the media - that I'd love to have answers to:

* Why was he allowed into the National Archives in the first place? Once he ceased to work in a position requiring a security clearance, said clearance is normally removed. In any case, what was his need to know that gave him this access to “thousands of documents”?

* Every time he left the secure room for any reason – whether to go home or for one of his innumerable toilet trips – he should have been checked by security. Why wasn’t he?

* The staff at the National Archives state that while in the room, he was monitored at all times by cameras. Were those cameras merely recording for posterity or was a security guard watching what was going on in there?

* The first time Berger produced a cell phone and started to make a call, he should have been taken into custody. Why wasn’t he?

I will now stuff them in my socks
I will now stuff them in my jocks
The guard does not look too alert
I think I’ll stuff some in my shirt

Berger vouches for Clarke who vouches for Wilson who vouches for ... ...


30 July, 2004

Winter Soldier, Fulbright Committee and John Kerry

Just in case you forgot, the following are direct quotes taken from John Kerry's testimony at the Fulbright Committee Hearings relating to the Winter Soldier farce that he and *spit* Jane Fonda *spit* conducted in Detroit earlier in 1971(Kerry was out of actuve duty at this time but was still in the Naval Reserve):

"Over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit, the emotions in the room, the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam, but they did, they relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do. They told their stories. At times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."

Later in his testimony he came out with this:

"We wish that a merciful God could wipe away our own memories of that service as easily as this administration has wiped their memories of us. But all that they have done and all that they can do by this denial is to make more clear than ever our own determination to undertake one last mission, to search out and destroy the last vestige of this barbaric war, to pacify our own hearts, to conquer the hate and the fear that have driven this country these last ten years and more, and so when in 30 years from now our brothers go down the street without a leg, without an arm, or a face, and small boys ask why, we will be able to say "Vietnam" and not mean a desert, not a filthy obscene memory, but mean instead the place where America finally turned and where soldiers like us helped it in the turning."

We owe it to our brother veterans and to each and every person who loves the United States of America to make certain that these words do not get swept under the rug, but are read by every person who is considering voting for that traitor. Lest anyone forget, Kerry also said that HE COMMITTED THE SAME "CRIMES"!!


Chairman John Kerry and our POW/MIAs

If there are any Active Service personnel, or any Veterans who read this and still harbor thoughts of voting for John Forbes Kerry - please, PLEASE - go to this web site and start reading.

The POW/MIA Families Against John Kerry have presented the unvarnished, documented facts about how, and I quote:

 "John Kerry, as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, ordered the destruction of committee documents, blocked avenues of investigation, and misrepresented progress on the POW/MIA issue to justify lifting of the trade embargo against Vietnam."

And this - this thing - expects to become the leader of the Free World?


29 July, 2004

Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance

I am presuming that the following is copyrighted.  I don't care.  Read it.  Remember it.  Take a copy of it so that you NEVER forget it.

As a schoolboy, one of Red Skelton’s Teachers explained the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to his class.  Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture.

It is followed by an observation of his own.

"I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity

Allegiance - - My love and my devotion

To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, “Freedom is everybody’s job”.

Of The United - - That means that we have all come together.

States of America - - Individual communities that has united into forty-eight great states.  Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose.  All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.

And To The Republic - - a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern.  And the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For Which It Stands.  One Nation - - meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible - - Incapable of being divided

With Liberty - - Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice - - The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.

For All - - which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God

Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools, too?"

Red Skelton


An Imperialistic Thought Experiment

I want to perform a “thought experiment” by asking this question: “How would the United States be acting if it really were an imperialist bully?” The answer is, “very differently.”              

An imperial nation, possessed of the kind of lopsided military power the United States has in today’s world, wouldn’t waste its time with inspectors and diplomacy. Nor would it limit its ambitions to Iraq.              

An Imperial America would probably join with nascent superpower India to divide up and conquer the region. India could have Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; we’d take Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt.              

What about the “Arab street?” The answer would be machine guns, labor camps, and bulldozed mosques. (Replaced, perhaps, by new mosques with pliable mullahs). Really troublesome populations would be relocated, a la Stalin. (If the task proved too ugly for American troops, we’d hire mercenaries — excuse me, “Foreign Legion troops” — from sub-Saharan Africa, East Timor, and other places whose populations dislike Muslims. There would be atrocities and brutality, of course, but that would be part of the plan.) The response to people who said the war was just about oil? “You’re right. And if you’re nice to us, we’ll sell you some.” To keep the Russians happy, they’d get a cut of the action so long as they played ball.              

Complaints from France and Germany would be ignored. And, given French history and German pacifism, the complaints would probably be muted once they realized they were dealing with the sort of brutal empire that they have historically either accommodated, or aspired to be. Any efforts at going beyond complaint would be met by unpleasant consequences ranging from trade sanctions, to sponsored insurgencies, to war.              

Shocking? Utterly unlikely? Of course. But also entirely consistent with the way that real empires have behaved throughout history — and consistent with the way nations like Russia and China (to say nothing of France and Germany) have behaved in historical times. (The German role in facilitating Turkish massacres of Armenians, for example, is little remembered, but it drew on German experience with colonial massacres in West Africa — and laid the bureaucratic foundation for the Holocaust.)              

It ought to be obvious, but given the tendency of people for misunderstanding (or, sometimes, feigned misunderstanding) in such matters, let me be clear. I don’t think that the imperial behavior I describe would be a good thing. I think it would be a very, very bad thing, and that doing it would put the United States on the same moral plane as the Soviet Union, or the People’s Republic of China, or pre-Liberation Germany, or colonial France, or Indonesia in East Timor, or Belgium in the Congo, or Syria, or — well, come to think of it, a lot of members of Today's United Nations. And that would be wrong, not only for its victims, but for the soul of America.              

But I’m getting kind of tired hearing the United States accused of behaving like an imperial power when it isn’t. And I worry that these false accusations, repeated over and over, may actually make genuine American imperialism more likely, as the “American Street” decides that if we’re going to be called an empire, we might as well act like one. What, after all, could Robert Fisk or his ilk say about America in reponse to the above that they haven’t already said anyway?              

Such a state of events is still quite remote. But it’s not as remote as it was a year ago — and European nastiness, backstabbing, and intransigence make it more likely, not less so. A major terrorist strike involving nuclear weapons or smallpox, for example, might be enough to start the process, especially if Americans conclude that respect for diplomatic sensibilities paved the way for such a strike. And such a conclusion would have some basis, especially if the trail were found to lead back to Saddam. So by slowing things down, the Franco-German diplomatic axis is running a terrible risk.              

It’s odd to me that people who are so concerned about how American actions might play with comparatively powerless denizens of the “Arab street” don’t worry even a little about how their words and actions might play with the far more powerful American Street. (Gallup polls report plummeting opinions of France and Germany among Americans). Yet it’s obvious that Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, and Kofi Annan aren’t worrying about this at all. In a way, of course, that’s evidence that they know just how silly their claims of imperialism and atrocity really are.              

They realize, in other words, that the United States isn’t acting the way their nations would probably act, if they possessed the power of the United States. Let’s hope that things stay that way.


Banner? What Banner?

I want to thank SondraK for the lead to this article by AlJizzera. (Terpsboy Rodger is hanging out there as well)

The advertising banner for AlJizzum has been removed from the skybox they inhabit at the Dimocrat National Convention.  No reason has been given for this removal, but needless to say, the folks atAlJazeera are not impressed - after all, the Dimocrats are their soul brothers, arent they?


Liberlism Regurgitated

"Liberalism is one of the lesser philosophical droppings that chroniclers follow while tracking events through the cow pasture of history."

With lines like this, how can you not go to Norman Liebmann's Firehat and read his take on

While you're in the neighborhood, browse thru some of his archival items.  A very funny man with a sick and twisted view of American politics that I'm just beginning to appreciate.


Ann's Busy Week

Ann Coulter has had a very busy week, hasn't she?  After being dropped from USA Today because they couldn't understand her column (it was written in English, a slip on her part), she has put out another column today from deep in the bowels of the Fleet Center.

Go.  Read.  Now!!


What Will They Do?

So far today I'm having fun just acting as a clearing house for the good work done by others.  One of those is the Writer/Raconteur/Grouch known at Kim DuToit.

Since the Dimmocrats have so far not bothered to tell anyone what they will actually do once elected, he gives us an excellent view of what to expect.

If you aren't familiar with the good Mr. DuToit, don't expect any beating around the bush - he burned those fuckers down to clear his fields of fire!


Day 3 With The Dimocrats

Do you have a real burning desire to know what's happening at the Fleet Center in Botox, Mass?  The Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has been gallantly sacrificing his sanity in order to bring you then encapsulated view of the day's lowlights, screechings and other masturbatory happenings.

I'm positive that he's going to run out of those calming medications before this is over, so go give Uncle Denny your support.

Besides, it's a hoot!


A Real Pick-Me-Upper

Whenever I find myself really bummed out, I have found that just by going to Emperor Misha's Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler site and starting to read - any article, it doesn't matter - it improves my mood better than Seagrams & Prozac.

Try it - you'll like it!


The Many Faces of John Kerry

If you are a veteran, or if you hold in your heart any love or respect for veterans, and are thinking of voting for John Kerry you probably aren't here to start with.

But - in order to get a true picture of the man and what he stands for - not just what he says at the moment, you must go to Sailor in the Desert and start reading.  What he has presented is straight fact and I really think it needs to be seen by as many people as possible.

Give 'em hell, Sailor!


28 July, 2004

Someone Finally Gets It!

I won't use any names or geographic locations for fear of repercussions - not for me but for my friend.

I've mentioned in the past that I have some friends and acquaintances in the United Auto Workers union.  Well, one of them, a old and dear friend who I went to school with, wrote to ask me a question.

It seems that someone sent this person a web page from wintersoldier.com.  This page detailed how John Kerry is prominently displayed in the North Viet Nam War Museum.  This person just could not believe that their "War Hero" could have done anything like that.  I was asked if there was any truth to the page.

I really hate to shatter anyone's illusions (yeah, right) but just had to say that, yeah it's true, and then I sent a copy of Kerry's testimony to the Fulbright Commission

That's one UAW person who's NOT voting Demon-rat this year!!

BTW, if anyone wants a copy of that testimony, drop me a line.


Military Rules For The Non-Military

Pay attention, youse civilian pukes!

Dear Civilians,

We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas we would like your assistance with:

1) The next time you see an adult talking during the playing of the National anthem ... kick their ass.

2) When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest ... kick their ass.

3) Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these Veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these Veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while the Veteran kicks their ass.

4) If you are not in the military, DO NOT pretend that you are.  Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's), telling others that you used to be "Special Forces," and collecting GI Joe memorabilia might have been okay if you were still seven, but now it will only get your ass kicked. (Veterans are exempt from this rule).

5) If you witness someone calling an enlisted Marine "Sir," stand back ... a Marine will kick their ass.

6) Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass kickin’ (children are exempt).

7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem is not a blooper ... it was a disgrace and disrespectful. Laugh, and sooner or later your ass will be kicked.

8) Next time Old Glory passes by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart and quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her ... of course, failure to do either of those will earn you a severe ass kicking.

9) What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her the enemy.  The proper word to describe her is "traitor." Hate her or else (asses will be kicked).

10) Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or a veteran.  We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command, to include our commander in Chief … the President ... (for those who didn't know) is all that we acknowledge… We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those "representatives" meet. All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out. The military member might direct you to Oliver North. (I can see him kicking your ass already.)

11) "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me.  Stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely kick your ass!

12) Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying, "Let's go kill those Commie's!!!" And stop asking us where he is!!!!  Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military. That reminds me ... if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers; let me know, so I can go kick their ass.

13) Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends please remember that there are, literally, thousands of troops overseas wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would get its ass kicked!


That Ann Coulter Column

Yesterday morning's post, in with all the pity party bullshit, I directed your attention to a column by Ann Coulter that was rejected by USA Today.

Thanks to Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta, I now bring you the link to the column with the Editor's notes attached.  Hilarious!

Of course, Ann Coulter's humor was too much for USA Today.  So watch for Michael Moore's column either today or tomorrow in that piece of toilet paper.

I really have to kick up the dosage on the Paxil.


Another Endorsement for Da Catsup Kid

I ran across this post from MommaMontezz by way of Emperor Misha I.

Twenty four brave men and true who hold our Nations highest award, the Medal of Honor, have come out in a stand that I believe is unprecedented.  The have roundly condemned John F. "I'm a Viet Nam Hero and Don't You Forget It" Kerry for his treatment of Veterans and Active Duty Service folks.

They specifically take issue with the fact that Kerry, when he has bothered to vote at all during his time in the Senate, has consistently voted against any bills that would provide funding for any Veterans benefits.  They are also unimpressed by Kerry voting against after voting for after voting Teddy a Scotch after voting .. .. the funds needed to let our troops do their job in the Middle East.

These gentlemen have banded together to let the American people know what a turd Kerry really is, so you can expect Kerry's attack dogs to piss on them from a great height.  Should that happen, and we allow it to happen, we deserve no better than to have Kerry surrender our Sovereignty to the UN.

Yeah, I'm Back.  And I'm Pissed!


27 July, 2004

A Light Posting Day

I'm really not feeling much like doing anything today - my sister is in the last stages of cancer and my wife is flying over there to help out the family.  I'm staying at the home front mostly because I don't travel well anymore, and with the amount of metal and microchips in me, airport security just f'kin hate to see me coming.

So - if, for the next week or so you notice a slight tinge of depression in my rantings, you can always put it down to the Demon-rats in Botox, Mass.  One thing that I have got to share with you all, though, is the article that you won't see in USA Today by Ann Coulter.  I like her idiot-proof means test, too!

If I get out of my funk I may be back later.


26 July, 2004

Never Forget - The Blood Of Heroes

A good friend of mine down in Houston - another veteran - sent me this link.  I don't know who's web site this is, but they put a lot of work into this presentation.

Be warned - there are very powerful images from September 11th to be seen here.  Bookmark this site so that every time you think to yourself that our public figures just don't get it, you can refresh your anger over 9/11 and keep it glowing.


It's A Beautiful Thing

I happened to run across Johnny Knuckles blog while traipsing from link to link, and I'm damn glad I did.

His writing really speaks to me (bitter & twisted old fart that I am) and in this particular posting he has way too much fun disassembling the New York Slimes, Yessir Crack A Fat, the Paliwhingeans and just about anything else that gets in his way.

"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever".  This, my friends, is a thing of beauty!


Playing With Numbers

I'm one of those weird folks who just loves playing games.  Almost any kind of game will do, but I love head games most of all.  Playing with numbers - especially those quoted in the press to support their twisted view of the news can be the most fun of all.

Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta apparently loves this as well, and he does the work to break down some of these numbers just to show how patently ridiculous they are.  It's the kind of article that brings a wry smile to my hideous visage, and since I've always been told that I don't play well with others, I'm learning to share. 

Pretty much guaranteed to bring a chuckle.

"Hey, Rocky - Watch Me Pull Some Numbers Outta My Ass!"
"Nothing Up My Sleeve - Presto!!"
"Hmmm - Must Have The Wrong Ass."


Hillary - Superbitch!

SlagleRock has a scoop on "Hilla the Hun, Superbitch" from the South African Sunday Times.  Be prepared before you read this - keep all liquids well clear and make sure there's a nice soft spot near you for when you roll on the floor!

SlagleRock - You Da Man!


A Machine Called Lance

Six consecutive years winning the Tour de France.  Up and down mountains, pedalling almost 2,000 miles in a little over 20 days.  Inconceivable!

I admit that I've not paid as much attention to the race this year as I have in the past.  There has been rumors of possible drug use, which has tainted Armstrong's first several wins in some minds, but nothing was ever proven.

One other thing Lance Armstrong has accomplished with this win.  For the third year in a row since 9/11, the people of France are toasting and celebrating the strength, determination and sheer guts and will-power of an American - and for me that's the nicest part of all.


25 July, 2004

Kerry & the American Workers

I thought I'd pretty much heard it all about John Kerry and his arrogance and his total disconnect with the American worker.  Then I read this and pissed myself laughing!! 
Last week Sen. Kerry and his entourage went to Michigan and stopped in Detroit to talk with the workers there about how bad President Bush has been for them.  According to this story in the Washington Times, Kerry has got to be off in the Twilight Zone!

At the home of the UAW, the Kerry press passes were designed with the picture of - - wait for it - - a Rolls Royce on it!!  How's that for absolute f'kin arrogance?

Of course we're talking about the United Auto Workers here, so Kerry could have shat in the punch bowl and gotten a standing ovation; I have worked with quite a few Veterans from this union in the past and, individually, they are the nicest folks in the world.  But when the union says jump, they fucking leap!!

Shit - you can't even park a non-US made car in one of their lots!  Even if you drive a Ford, those pricks check the VIN number, and if your car was made in Canada or Mexico, you're parking somewhere else and walking!

A Rolls-fucking-Royce.  In Detroit.  With the UAW.

This is just too precious for words!

************ U P D A T E **************

The page in the Washington Times is no longer available - at least i have pretty much the whole story here.



Freedom of Speech - In Boston?

A pizzeria owner in Boston, directly across from the Fleet Center (which will be home to the Democratic National Convention), decided to exercise his First Amendment Rights - and was immediately threatened by the City of Boston if this story in Drudge is to be believed.

Thanks and a tip of the starched utility cover to Stark Truth for the link!


Day by Day by Chris Muir

Start your day with a good laugh!


A Veteran Is ...

(Note:  I did not write the following, and I do not know the source.  It's one of those things that I've held on to for years while looking for the right place and time to share it.)

America’s war veterans come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and ages. Their collective experience spans two world wars and several foreign conflicts. They have followed war mules through Flanders Field, dropped from landing barges onto the beaches of Normandy, faced the icy cold of Pork Chop Hill and trudged the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.

But, regardless of differences in makeup and experience, all veterans share a common bond -- a brotherhood of memory and hard-won wisdom that helps define their character.

A veteran is the first man up as the flag passes by on the 4th of July, and the last one down, for he has been a witness to the blood and tears that make this and all other parades possible. A veteran is a man of peace, soft spoken, slow to anger, quick to realize that those who talk most about the glory of war are those who know least about its horror. He never jokes about war, he's been there. and still sees on memory’s vivid screen the wounded and the dying, the widows and orphans: he knows first-hand that no war is good and that the only thing worse than war is slavery.

He is friend to all races of man, begrudging none: he carries with him the knowledge that it is not the man who is the enemy but enslavement and false ideologies. Those whom he once faced across the hostile battle lines, he now esteems as his brothers.

A veteran is at once proud and humble: proud of the fact that in 200 years no foreign enemy has set foot on American soil: and humble in the realization that many of his comrades who  helped him make this lofty aim a reality, never returned.

More than anything else, a veteran loves freedom. He can spend a whole afternoon doing nothing -- just because it suits him. and just because he has paid the price to do what he wants with his time. He also takes a personal pride in the freedom of others - in men and women attending the church of their choice: in friends voting how they choose; and in children sleeping quietly, without fear to interrupt their slumber.

A veteran is every man grown up a little taller -- a person who understands the awesome price of Life's intangibles of freedom, justice and democracy. His motto is to live and let live. But, if he had to, if he had to choose between servitude and conflict, the veteran would once again answer a call to duty

Because, above all - above all else - a veteran is an American.


24 July, 2004

The Food For Criminal Dictators Program

According to this FoxNews report, the United States is giving thousands of metric tons of food to North Korea.  This is going to be distributed by a UN organization (oh, how we laughed!).

The kindly leader of North Korea has happily watched his people eat grass, trees and each other for several years now, while he built up a nuclear weapons program.  People were even digging up the recently deceased there to throw them in the cooking pot.

If that scenario looks familar it should - that's the standard blueprint for socialist/communist nations.  Remember when Bob Geldorf came up with Aid for Africa?  Ship after ship of relief food and other goods sat off the African coast rotting while the ships carrying weapons sat unloading at the piers.

If this food can actually be distributed to those in greatest need, I'll be all for it.  I just don't hold out much hope for a UN-led anything.  Watch this food go straight to the army

Any bets?


Pay Attention - There'll Be A Quiz!

If you have ever served, are thinking about serving or support our Country and our Military, I have something that you just can't pass up.

Sgt. Grit is a Former Marine who runs an online store for all kinds of Marine paraphernalia- OK, that's the plug.

But Sgt Grit also publishes a couple of newsletters that are chock full of sea tales, anecdotes, outrageous lies and some very solemn truths - mostly about Marines but is open to anyone who cares about our fighting men and women.

The Sgt Grit newsletter and the American Courage Newsletter would both be great value even if he charged for them, but these are free, come out roughly once a week, and if you wish to subscribe to either or both of them, go to www.grunt.com.



Score TWO For The Good Guys

An absolutely brilliant conservative political cartoon site, Cox & Forkum, is finally getting the recognition it so richly deserves!  Both the Detroit News and the Investor's Business Daily are picking up their material. 

Good news like this deserves 10,001 attaboys - go on over and congratulate them.  And if you've never heard of these guys, where the hell have you been??   Git there!


A Drop of the Best From the GOC in Atlanta

The Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has given us a list of selected quotes from Thomas Sowell this morning.

Now, what we need to do is have everyone print those quotes out and staple them to the forehead of any Donk acquaintances they might have.


Bill Cosby is a Very Honest Fellow ... ...Right!

Charlie Daniels has climbed upon his soapbox once again.  This morning his reason for doing so is to give Bill Cosby a well-earned pat on the back for having the cojones to say publicly what he believes.  And most especially for not folding up like a house of cards when viciously attacked by Quasi Perfumee, Da Reverend Al, Julian (out on) Bond and Je$$e Jack$on.
There are very damn few public figures who have earned my respect.  These are two of them. 
Go forth and be enlightened.


23 July, 2004

The Disrespect is Getting Worse

Ya know, I'm getting really, really tired of BrokawKoppelRatherJennings constantly referring to the members of our government by just their last names.  To me it shows a childishness that I would have thought was beneath them - although about the only thing that could possibly be beneath them is whale shit.  My local rag, the Winston Salem Urinal has been the same in the Republican/Democrat game for years.

But it's always Senator John Kerry.

What's that ya say?  Bias?  Ya think?  Couldn't be!


I Feel A Rant Coming On

First, a little background on me.  Over the years my travels have taken me to many parts of the world that most people couldn’t find on a map.  Besides traveling all over this great nation; these include:

After I got out of the service, we packed up and moved to Australia.  I became a dual citizen and we lived there for about 14 years, coming back to America in 1991.

One of the first lessons I learned when I left these shores is that citizenship in any nation is just dandy – as long as you are in that nation.  Once you go anywhere else, no one gives a shit who you are or where you’re from.  You’re in their nation now, and you had best play by their rules.

Of course, there’s always an exception to that, and in this exercise the exception is us.  You say you snuck into our country while our back was turned?  No sweat.  Now that you’re here, you think we should cater to your “culture” while you piss on ours?  Hey – we’ll even make all our signs and documents in your language, just so you’re not inconvienced.  Even though the government in your country is a fucking disgrace, you think you should have a say in ours?  Got you covered – the Democrats pass a “Motor Voter” law that’ll register you to vote without asking any of those uncomfortable questions like “Are you fucking eligible to vote?

I could go on with this, but you get the picture.  And just in case you think this is out of line, consider this:

My wife is an Australian citizen.  Even though we’ve been married for over 30 years, I’ve never asked her to change even though my security clearances went south the day we wed.  It’s her decision.

In 1999 we moved to Winston Salem and, being good little boys and girls, we got resident drivers licenses.  As part of that process we were asked to provide a photo ID, and the only one my wife had handy was her Green Card.  Immediately after checking this ID, which confused the staff at DMV to start with, the fucknuckle asked my wife if she’d like to register to vote!!  She patiently tried to explain to this dipstick that, as an resident alien, she could not legally do that.  Said dipstick looked at her like she had a third eye in the middle of her forehead. 

The poor widdle thing could not grasp the concept that you have to be a U. S. citizen to vote.

This country’s fucked.


That Dodge Logo (Not for the Frail or Sensitive)

If you're considering buying a Dodge Ram, or if you already have one, you might want to go here and have some second thoughts about that purchase.  ROFLMFAO!!

A tip of the starched utility cover to Emigre with Digital Cluebat for this link!


Those Swinging Sixties

Those of you older than John "Huggies" Edwards, think back on the 60's.  Did that decade produce more good or more harm?

Kim DuToit had a very good take on this question.  After you read it,  talk among yourselves.  The smoking lamp is lit.


Centralize Those Leaks, Dammit!

Scrappleface has hit on a recommendation from the 911 Report that most seem to have missed - "We desperately need a more coordinated and centralized system for disclosing" the leaking of information.

Go here and read the entire article.   I got 2 snickers and a guffaw out of it.


Joe Wilson Lied - Imagine That!

Mark Steyn has been running a series of Joseph Wilson IV called "A Lie A Day", in which he goes through Wilson's book picking out statements and providing hard evidence to show the falsity of them.

So far he's up to Lie Number 4, and you can see all of them here.  I'm finding it to be very thought-provoking, not just because of the masterful job he's doing in trashing poor Joe Wilson but because of all the information awailable relating to Iraq and its attempts to buy yellowcake in Africa.


22 July, 2004

Homeland Security and Illegal Immigration

This article from Fox has left me seething, and right now I don't trust myself to comment on it.

It's about time to go to the matresses.


In Need Of Long-Term Professional Care!

I went over to see what RightWingDuck has been up to.  Almost an hour later I was rolling in a fetal ball under the desk with all my muscles aching from laughter.  Who says Conservatives don't have a sense of humor? (damn near everyone, really)
RightWingDuck has my Official Seal of Approval, is now 2d on my Daily Musts (behind Chris Muir's Day by Day - sorry).  If you haven't been there yet today, give yourself a treat!


To All Who Are Supporting Me

First, thank you.  Thank you all very much for the way I've been accepted into this "community".  The pats on the back have gone straight to my head and died of loneliness.

I promise all of you that, as soon as I figure out how to do it, I will be adding a blogroll to show my support for all of you I have enjoyed and respected.

Sniff, Sniff. 

As for anyone else out there - - bite my grizzled hairy ass!


Flogging the Deceased Equine

I've been doing a lot of searching on the web lately regarding Abu Ghraib prison and those two sterling characters, Graner and England.

Every Iraqi web site that I have found which shown even minimal support for what we've done there either makes no mention of this "scandal" at all, or are desperately trying to figure out what the Big Fucking Deal is.  Only those who show hatred towards the United States seem to have a problem with that situation.  Isn't it strange that the Democrats are among the latter group?

See what can happen when you have too much time on your hands?


A Republican With Guts

"Who Will Speak For The Girlie Men?" is an excellent article about how an elected Republican in California, of all places, seems to have actually grown  a set of 'nads.  Ben Shapiro does it up beautifully

About damn time that a Republican anywhere did that!  The article also has the whole quote from Ahnold, which most of the news media seem to have missed.


The Truth Shall Set You Free

The Big Squid has come across some more information  of the smuggling of classified documents from the National Archives that is very troubling.

I absolutely detest the normal comparison, but in this instance I can think of nothing else - Sandy Berger is going to make G. Gordon Liddy look like an Orthodox Rabbi.

This is a mandatory read for anyone wishing to know the truth. 

You might also like to have a look at Cox & Forkum for their view - how I wish I had that talent!


An Exchange of Ideas

Denny over at The Original and Best Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has been having an ongoing conversation with a starry-eyed moonbat.  The refreshing thing about this is that said moonbat tries to present her side in a logical manner, without resorting to "Bush Lied!  People Died!" crap.

Of course, Denny doesn't let the home side down.  An eminently enjoyable article.


21 July, 2004

This Could Lead To A National State of Emergency

This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military action against Iraq continues, Taliban authorities will cut off America's supply of convenience store managers.
The corporate headquarters of 7-11 could not be reached for comment on this story.  White Hen Pantry denied the story as "unsubstantiated rumor".


Canada Gets Stranger (If That's Possible)

The Canadian government has made a command decision.  The FoxNews Channel is still banned up there, but according to this article from NewsMax, Al Jazeera is just as welcome as can be.

I'd like to see confirmation on this before I decide how I feel.


Mirror, Mirror

A husband and wife are getting ready for bed. The wife is standing in front of a full-length mirror taking a hard look at herself.

 "You know, dear," she says, "I look in the mirror, and I see an old woman. My face is all wrinkled, my boobs are barely above my waist, and my butt is hanging out a mile. I've got fat legs, and my arms are all flabby. 

She turns to her husband and says, "Tell me something positive to make me feel better about myself." 

He studies her hard for a moment thinking about it and then says in a soft, thoughtful voice,

"Well, there's nothing wrong with your eyesight." 

Services for the husband will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at St. Joseph's Memorial Chapel.


RightWingDuck Does It AGAIN!!

This has to be the funniest site on the web.  Bookmark him and visit often - the man is off his medication and looks to be uncontrollable.  He has combined Sandy Berger and a show on Nickleodeon and come up with pure genius.  Pure F'kin Genius!!  Go!  NOW!!


Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Now, here's some things about the last election that I betch didn't know!  SlagleRock's been digging pretty deep to find this out!


Flash! Berger Leaves Kerry Campaign

Scott Ott over at Scrappleface has his own take on the Sandy Berger story - and I think he's exceeded himself this time!  Git Thee Hence!


We're in Deep Kimchee, Folks (Warning - Rant Follows!)

First of all, despite what you may have seen here, I am registered as an independent.  What this means is that I hold both of the main political parties in contempt, and right now, neither has a candidate that I can support wholeheartedly.
By reports that I’ve seen, it looks like both parties are content to ignore people like me and concentrate on their “fan base”.  Good luck to them.  I think they will discover that there are more like me out here than they realize.
Now, as things stand I cannot picture any circumstances that would convince me to vote for John Kerry.  As a person, as a politician and as a “Vietnam Veteran” he has shown me that he will do and say anything, and I mean anything, if he thinks it will get him one more vote.
By the same token, President Bush hasn’t really given me the “warm fuzzies” either.  While I support and respect the overall leadership he has shown in the War on Terror (and this is a war, make no mistake), most of his domestic policies seem to have come right out of the Democratic playbook.
The one single thing about this election that just scares the hell out of me, though, is the way that the parties, the news media, Hollywood and others have worked to divide this great nation.  Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Watergate, even Vietnam have not had this effect on the nation as a whole.  The bitter, spiteful hate that has been stirred up could not have come at a worse time.
We are a nation at war.  AT WAR.  This cannot be emphasized enough.  Most of the Islamic religious leaders are either actively calling for the murder of our citizens or are quietly supporting and applauding these actions.  Worse, most of Western Europe and our neighbors to the north and south are not only claiming neutrality in this but in some instances are actively encouraging our enemies.  And before people start wringing their hands and crying, “Why do they hate us so?” the answer is very, very simple – they envy us so deeply that they can hardly live with themselves.  Countries like France and the Netherlands can think back to when they were a world power and what they did with that power.
Never in the history of the world has there been a nation like us – the most powerful in the world but with absolutely no desire to become an empire.  Think about what other nations would do with the power we wield – hell, look at what they did when they had such power.  Many parts of the world are still trying to recover from their colonial pasts.
Our internal politics are doing their damndest to tear us apart at the very point in history when we need to present a united front to the world.  And if we don’t get our act together soon, we will be history.
Oh – about the election?  As things stand, I fear that I will have to hold my nose and vote for the incumbent.  But I think he has a long way to go before I can be comfortable with that choice.

The opinions expressed here are subject to change without notice!


Sorry I'm Late

Well, no, I'm not really sorry, because I managed to get my first decent night sleep in months.  The only problem with that is by staying that long in one position, when I wake up the whole back is locked up and refuses to play.  Time to convince it with a fistful of the good pills.

Happy Trails Time!


"An Honest Mistake" My Ass

So - according to Sandy Berger and his lawyer, taking classified documents, shoving them down into his jocks and walking out with them was an "honest mistake".  Yeah - could happen to anyone.

And we're not talking about just any classified stuff here - it has now come out that these documents were code word docs - it doesn't get any more sensitive than that!  He also took his hand-written notes - read copying these docs by hand - out of the Archives.

Now, all of this would be damn near hanging offenses all by themselves, but here comes the kicker:

1)  Berger was working for the Kerry campaign.
2)  Apparently these documents dealt with airport and port authority security.
3)  Right after these documents went missing, Kerry made a campaign speech slamming the preparedness of airports and port authorities prior to 9/11.

Of course, it's just a coincidence.  The Tooth Fairy told me so.


20 July, 2004

Castration - An Update

I figured that would get your attention.  My Husky pup, Bandit, was a hoot when he came home last night - legs were going everywhere but where he wanted them to go since he was still pretty well doped up - and the facial expressions were precious.  Shame I didn't think to grab the camera.
He's pretty much back to normal now.  At least as normal as he's ever going to get.  I didn't realize that he'd get tattooed (a big "N" on the inside thigh) but I guess it makes sense.  (Should have had them do a 'Death Before Dishonor' or something - make a statement!)  He's back to his favorite pastime - licking his balls.  Reminds me of a Mel Gibson movie.
Maybe those Milk-Bones would work for me?  Hmmmm .....


Kerry's Latest Endorsement

Go over and say Hi to Sailor in the Desert, and while there read this.  You know, money just can't buy an endorsement like this.
I bet Kerry's Mama is so proud.


Fahrenheit 9/11 - A Comedy

I finally got around to reading this article in Slate by Jack Shafer from June of this year.  In it are the threats and bullying tactics everyone has come to expect from Michael Moore, as he claims that he will sue anyone who "maligns his film or damages his reputation".
Now, that fat man who is NOT from Flint, Michigan, claimed from the very beginning that his "film" (for lack of a better word) was a documentary.  He did the same with "Roger and Me" and "Bowling for Columbine".  I fully realize that I am not the most intelligent person in the world.  I'm not even in the top billion or so.  But the word documentary has always held a very specific meaning to me - that what was presented were facts, and that any variation from the facts was noted as such.
On reading Mr. Shafer's article, I see where Mr. Moore has described his "work" variously as "an op-ed piece" and "a comedy".
Does this mean that he has disqualified himself from the Documentary category of the Academy Awards?  Will he go back to Cannes and return their Palme d'Merde?
And to think - many politicians from the left side of the aisles have given this sterling reviews, raving about it magnificent portrayal of the facts.
If only Mr. Moore could have come up with a catchy tune, like "Springtime for Hitler".  I gotta go puke now.


Quick! Find The Medication!

After yesterday, when Uncle Denny (The Original and Best Grouchy Old Cripple) said some things annoyed him I thought he'd gotten that out of his system.
Not.  Fucking.  Likely.
It looks like he's gone off his medication entirely and has progressed from things that merely annoyed to outright Bitch Slappings, and it is A Thing of Beauty.


Sheep, Wolf or Sheepdog?

Mostly Cajun has, once again, mined a nugget of pure gold.  Go see him and start reading.  It will build strong bones and make your breath minty fresh.

And by the way, MC, if you read this, I still can't leave comments with you.  Believe me, I've tried!!


It's Just Character - That Don't Matter

Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, took "highly classified" documents from the National Archives to his home by putting them in his coat and stuffing them in his pants.
What a bitch - his sugar daddy can't even get him a pardon like he did for Deutsch, either!
A former National Security Advisor, basically stealing classified documents.  It just shocks and stuns me that he'd be one of Billary's folks.

It seems that everyone is carrying this story, but here's the link to Yahoo!s version.


Oooohh - What He Said!

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made the one political gaffe which cannot be forgiven.
He told the truth.  And he said it about France.
Just because Jews in France are getting the crap beat out of them (over 300 instances so far this year) is absolutely no reason for Sharon to say that Jews should leave France!
CNN has the story.


Blew Right By You

During an encore at the Aladdin Casino in Vegas, Linda Ronstadt got booed off the stage and escorted off the premises after she used her "bully pulpit" to praise Michael Moore as a "great Patriot" and telling everyone that they must go see "Fahrenheit 9/11".
FoxNews has the report here.
Linda gets to join Elton among those who still don't get it - the average American still likes, supports and believes in our President.  Like my old mammy tole me, "Choices gots consequences"
* * *   E X T R A   * * *
MammaMontezz has her own take on this story - complete with a re-wording of Linda's encore song, "Desperado".  This is a Coffee Alert!


19 July, 2004

Some Random Quotes From Politicians

"We are ready for any unforseen event that may or may not occur."
               - Al Gore
"What's a man got to do to get in the top fifty."
               - Bill CLinton, after a survey ranked the Lewinsky scandal as the 53d most significant story of the century
"Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25."
               - Sen. Mary Ann Tebedo (R-CO)
"She's a wonderful, wonderful person, and we're looking to a happy and wonderful night ... uh, life."
               - Sen. Tedy Kennedy, about his fiancee at the time


My Poor Puppy's Getting Fixed

And I didn't even know he was broken!
We had no intention of ever breeding the boy, a Siberian Husky, and since I'm disabled we got the service done for free.  He's getting the deed done as we speak.
He's going to be a very sore and sorry little boy tonight, though!
From Bandit the Bad-Assed to Sam Spade.


Happy Anniversary, Teddy!

It was 35 years ago today.  Teddy Kennedy, apparently drunk from a party, crashed his car off a bridge killing Mary Jo.
Let's see - Mass. has given us Teddy Kennedy, Michael Dukakis and John Kerry.  Isn't that grounds for having the state expelled from the Union?


Courtney Love Admitted to Hospital - Immediately Transferred to Morgue

I laughed.  I cried.  I spit coffee for a new record distance.
BongoNews is a seriously disturbed site.  I just f'kin LOVE IT!


The Original GOC is a Tad Pissed Off

The Original Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has posted one or two things that tend to annoy him.  Uncle Denny's attitude is up, runnin' and focused on a very tight beam.
I can't seem to find a single thing to disagree with him about, either!


Truth and Those Lying Liars

Here I thought that everyone had taken a turn at slicing and dicing Joe Wilson IV, but I had forgotten that Mark Steyn publishes an opinion piece in the Chicago Sun-Times on Sundays.
If I can find any fault with Mr. Steyn's writing, it's that he refuses to call a spade a spade.  To him it's a fuckin' shovel.
He's accurate, incisive, but most of all funny!!  Go forth, read and be enlightened.


The Crying Game Part II - The Celebrity Edition

Sailor in the Desert made reference to this yesterday, and did it damn well.  Now it looks like others are jumping on the bandwagon about these egotistic bastards.  From Whencelebsattack:
"America's heart and soul is freedom of _expression without fear of reprisal" stated a saddened Whoopi Goldberg after being canned from her best gig since Sister Act 2. She is correct on the first half of that statement at least. But the left's biggest mistake is in thinking that they can say anything (which they can) without there being consequences (though there may be). She and Elton must have jointly consulted the living, breathing Constitution to come up with that one. Let’s see, freedom of _expression. Check. Freedom of association? Check. Freedom from retribution when I say stupid stuff and no one wants to give me a job? I’m sure it’s here somewhere.  Liberals run around associating Republicans to Hitler, bin Laden, the Nazi's and the Taliban and get all hissy when someone doesn't want them to be their spokesperson any longer. The Dixie Chicks trash the President and are shocked when their down south living, gun toting, flag-waving, and mostly conservative base doesn't want to listen to them any longer. Ray Charles could have seen that one coming.
Elton, Whoopi and the rest have got their heads so far up their ass that they need to have sunlight pumped in.
Go here to read the rest of the story - it's worth it!


The Crying Game

It's nice to see that Sen. Edwards is already working hard on his excuse for losing this election.
At a church in Florida over the weekend, according to this story by Fox, Edwards is alrealy crying about vote fraud in Florida.  Of course, it always seems to slip the mind of the Demon-rats that they tried to stop the counting of absentee ballots made by service men and women.
Owing to its location on the East Coast, Florida should be among the first states counted. 
This is gonna be FUN!!


18 July, 2004

Allow Me to Recommend ... ...

A site I've happened across in my wanderings is Lib Fibs.  I realize that there is a basic redundancy in that name, but I guess it can't be helped.
It's a one-stop shop if you're looking to find anything about Libs being Libs!


Help Me Out Here

I was just over at Emigre with Digital Cluebats where he reminds us that 35 years ago today was the launch of Apollo 11.
I'm trying to remember - wasn't it about today in that year as well that Teddy and Mary Jo went swimming?  Anyone?
I think we should all get together and send him an anniversary card!!


Dumb Shits On Parade

Git Yerself over to SlagleRock and have a read of this little Sermon on the Parking Deck.
Keep all liquids far, FAR away from the keyboard!!


New Meat For The 3dMarDiv - OooRah!

I was just talking with a mate of mine in the Chicago area.  His boy, Dave, has completed boot camp and, when he completes his MOS training (MotorT Maintenance), is going to come home for around 20 days in August.  After that he'll be off to Okinawa and the 3d Marine Division.  With that MOS, it looks like he may even end up in my old unit - Support Company, 3d Engineer Battalion.  That's where most Motor Transport people used to go, anyway.  Used to be at Camp Hansen, but it's anyone's guess where they are now.
They have some really nice hotels over there now - Dave's Momma and Poppa could even go over there for a vacation!!
Brings back some memories for me - I was there for around 5 months in 1970.  Back then the island was still controlled by the United States.
I hope to be able to talk with the lad before he ships.  Things on Oki aren't really friendly towards us 'Mericuns over there since some turds - mostly wing wipers by what I've been able to find out - have been really fuckin' it up, raping the locals, robbing them, etc.
We obviously need to have some more good people on Okinawa to show the Ryukus that we're better than that.  This lad will be a real good start!


A Story With A Moral

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.  The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories.
 "Johnny, do you have a story to share?"
"Yes, ma'am, my daddy told a story about my Aunt Carol.  Aunt Carol was a pilot in Desert Storm and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a small flask of whiskey, a pistol and a survival knife.
"She drank the whiskey on the way down so it wouldn't fall into enemy hands and then her parachute landed right in the middle of twenty enemy troops.
She shot fifteen of them with the gun until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife 'til the blade broke and then she killed the last one with her bare hands."
"Good heavens," said the horrified teacher, "What kind of moral did your daddy teach you from that horrible story?"
"Stay the hell away from Aunt Carol when she's been drinking."


The Most Pressing Question About Iraq

Now that the United States has handed over power in this country, shouldn't we be getting our Security Deposit back?  It was in the lease, wasn't it?
Go to Broken Newz for the rest - it's a hoot.


Just What We Need - A Third John

Calamaro Grande (the Big Squid for you uninitiated) looks to have stumbled over a hissy fit by one of our favorite bisexuals, Sir/Dame Elton John.
Give 'em hell, Sailor!  And when the trolls show up, you might have to remind them that Senator McCarthy had nothing to do with the House UnAmerican Activities Committee.


17 July, 2004

Treason for Dummies

For any of you out there who are still tossing up whether you should vote for John Kerry -
"I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government and of all eight of Madam Binh's points it has been stated time and time again, and was stated by Senator Vance Hartke when he returned from Paris, and it has been stated by many other officials of this Government, if the United States were to set a date for withdrawal the prisoners of war would be returned.
I think this negates very clearly the argument of the President that we have to maintain a presence in Vietnam, to use as a negotiating block for the return of those prisoners. The setting of a date will accomplish that."

-- John Kerry, testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 22, 1971
Now, what part of Treason don't you understand?


Marine Corps Etiquette

The Commandant of the Marine Corps was General Al Gray, a crusty old "Field Marine."  He loved his Marines and often slipped into the mess hall wearing a faded old field jacket without any rank insignia on it.  He would go through the chow line just like a private. (In this way, assured of being given the same rations that the lowest enlisted man received.  And, woe be it to the mess officer if the food was found to be "unfit in quality or quantity.")  Upon becoming Commandant, General Gray was expected to do a great deal of"formal entertaining," fancy dinner parties in full dress blue uniform.  Now, the general would rather have been in the field eating cold "C-rats" around a fighting hole with a bunch of young "hard charging" Marines.  But the General knew his duty, and as a Marine he was determined to do it to the best of his ability.  During these formal parties a detachment of highly polished Marines from"Eighth and Eye" (Marine Barracks located at 8th and I Streets in Washington, D.C., home of the Silent Drill Team) were detailed to assume the position of "parade rest" at various intervals around the ballroom where the festivities were being held. 
At some point during one of these affairs, a very refined, big-chested, blue-haired lady picked up a tray of pastry and went around the room offering confections to the guests.  When she noticed these Marines in dress blues, standing like sculptures all around the room, she was moved with admiration.  She knew that several of these men were fresh from our victory in DesertStorm.  She made a beeline for the closest Lance Corporal, drew near him and asked, "Would you like pastry young man?"
The young Marine snapped to "attention" and replied, "I don't eat that shit, Ma'am." Just as quickly, he resumed the position of "parade rest." His gaze remained fixed on some distant point throughout the exchange.
The fancy lady was taken back! She blinked, her eyes widened, her mouth dropped open. So startled was she that she immediately began to doubt what she had heard.  In a quivering voice she asked, "W-W-What did you say?" 
The Marine snapped back to the position "attention" (like the arm of a mousetrap smacking it's wooden base).  Then he said, "I don't eat that shit, Ma'am." And just as smartly as before, back to the position of "parade rest" he went.
This time, there was no doubt. The fancy lady immediately became incensed, and felt insulted. After all, here she was an important lady, taking the time to offer something nice to this enlisted man (well below her stationin life), and he had the nerve to say THAT to HER!
 She exclaimed, "Well! I never...!"  The fancy lady remembered that she had met "that military man who was over all these 'soldiers' a little earlier. She spotted General Gray from across the room.  He had a cigar clenched between his teeth and a camouflaged canteen cup full of liquor in his left hand.  He was talking to a group of1st and 2nd Lieutenants, so blue haired lady went straight over to the Commandant and interrupted.
"General, I offered some pastry to that young man over there. And, do you know what he told me?" General Gray cocked his eyebrow, took the cigar out of his mouth and said, "Well, no Ma'am. I don't."  The lady took in a deep breath, confident that she was expressing with her body language her rage and indignation.  As she wagged her head in cadence with her words, and she paused between each word for effect, "He said, I - don't - eat - that - shit - Ma'am!"
The lieutenants standing there were in a state of flux.  A couple of them choked back chuckles, and turned their heads to avoid having their smirks detected.  The next thought that most of them had was, "God, I hope it wasn't one of MY Marines!", and the color left their faces. General Gray wrinkled his brow, cut his eyes in the direction of the lieutenants, put his free hand to his chin and expelled a subdued, "Hummm."
"Which one did you say it was Ma'am?", the General asked. "That tall sturdy one right over there near the window, General," the woman said with smug satisfaction. One of the lieutenants began to look sick and put a hand on the wall for support.General Gray, seemed deep in thought, hand still to his chin, wrinkled brow.  Suddenly, he looked up his expression changed to one indicating he had made a decision. He looked the fancy lady right in the eyes and said,
"Well, fuck him! Don't give him any."


Sick and Tired

Seems the Sailor woke up with nasty attitude this morning - and it's making him tell a few home truths about John "Did I Tell You I Was In Vietnam" Kerry.
He lists a few sites that are required reading for anyone needing proof on just what FuckFace stands for.  I have a couple more:
Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry

* * * UPDATE * * *   Vietnam Comrades Say Kerry Is No Hero - One Or More Wounds May Have Been Self Inflicted.  I have no way of knowing the veracity of this article, but you have to remember the dignity and self-respect of who we're dealing with here.


Whoopi, The NAACP and Cracker Bush

RightWingDuck must have smuggled a tape recorder into the NAACP convention
Laughed so hard I almost wet meself! 


16 July, 2004

Kick 'em When They're Down

I was just reading in the Winston Salem Urinal about how the Dept of Justice is bringing suit (again) against all the tobacco companies.  This time they're trying to grab all the profits these companies have made over the years from people who started smoking as youths.
Right up front let me say that I am a smoker.  I started smoking as a youth around 40 years ago and fervently wish I'd never started.  But after the Master Settlement Agreement and all the other RICO suits brought, isn't there an end to the greed of these slimy pricks at DoJ?  Sorry, but IMHO, this suit is a crock of shit.  Why not just grab all the profits and assets from all of these companies and shut them down?
Oh, yeah - then they wouldn't be able to keep milking us for the tax dollars.
Just how the hell is this to be determined?  Are they talking about every person who ever started smoking as a youth, even if it was 100 years ago?  Are they going to go out and ask everyone who ever smoked how old they were when they started?  Or are they going to just assume that all smokers started before they were 18?
And you just know who's going to get this money, don't you?
It's past time for the government to decide: either tobacco is a legal product or it isn't.  If it isn't, then shut them down.  If it is, however, then Ashcroft needs to call his attack dogs and tell them to STFU and STFD.


Terror in the Air

Are you starting to feel safe and secure when you fly these days?  I don't think I will be - not after reading this story at Jihad Watch.
Go over there and read the entire article.  I promise it will scare the crap out of a Sergeant Major!


I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing!

I was just over at Kim DuToit's site, and I started to mark the first article there for your edification.  The more I read, howsomever, the more I wanted to show you.
Screw it - just go there and start reading.  That man makes me look like the sugar plum fuckin' fairy!!


The Return Of The Blogmother

After taking off for about a week to attend to family, Indigo Insights is back.
Welcome home, Mama - we missed you!


Now Here's A Scary Thought!

According to a report over at Sailor in the Desert, kids (and as an old fart I used the term advisedly) are becoming more and more "Normal"
Now, I personally have never quite figured out what Normal is, but if this is it, them I'm all for it!
(a tip of the starched utility cover to Calamaro Grande)


A Feelgood Story About Our Troops - On CNN??

It seems that several First-Class passengers saw some of our troops heading home on leave, and made a spur-of-the-moment decision to trade seats with them.  The spirit of giving got so that a couple of these passengers were upset that they'd run out of troops and they had to keep their seats in First Class!
Now normally I wouldn't make such a big deal about this, because we know that the average American backs our government and supports our troops.  But when a story like this shows up on CNN, now That's News!!!


15 July, 2004

The Buzzzzz Is Back

Norman Liebmann, of the site Firehat, is back with another series of the weird, the wild and the wonderful.

(When you see the name Janet Reno put your coffee down IMMEDIATELY! I didn't and the mental picture his comment put in my mind left me begging for a mental eraser!)


Some Targets Are Just TOO Easy

If today is Thursday, there must be a new column from Ann Coulter. This week receipient of her gifted attention is Joseph C. Wilson IV, the Foreign Affairs Expert for the John Kerry campaign.

Let's see ... Wilson is the Foreign Affairs advisor for Kerry ... unnamed Foreign Leaders support Kerry ...

There must be some dots somewhere that we can connect on this one.


Please, PLEASE Read

Just when you thought that the Demon-crats couldn't possibly sink any lower, they come up with something like this to put the lives of innocents in danger.

Of course, as long as it suits their purposes, they really don't give a shit about anyone else. Excuse me while I go puke.

A very sincere doffing of the starched utility cover to SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse for this link. Visit this man - you'll be glad you did!


We Just HATES Thieves!

This from Emperor Misha over at Nice Doggie -

It looks like some wonderful All-American Corporation has decided to steal from kiddies - to the tune of around $30,000.00!!

If you have the stomach for it, follow this link for the story. I think that it's way, way past time for us, the little people, to start letting these corporations know that they are NOT going to get away with this kind of shit!


Really Cheap Shots

I know it must be just be me, but has anyone else out there noticed that when newspapers or TV news need a photo of Vice President Cheney, they invariably use this one from Boca Raton, Fla?

Now, I wouldn't necessarily call it a cheap shot. But to continually show that photo with the Israeli National Flag in the background - do you think they just might have a bit of an agenda they may be pushing?

I didn't think so either.


Firearm 1, Short Arm 0

From FoxNews "Out There" Column -

Man Loses Liberty, Family Jewels

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — A man who shot himself in the groin after drinking 15 pints of beer and stuffing a sawed-off shotgun down his trousers was jailed for five years Tuesday for illegal possession of a firearm.

David Walker, 28, underwent emergency surgery after the March 6 incident in Dinnington, northern England. Tests were continuing to learn if Walker would be left infertile, his lawyer Gulzar Syed said.

"He still feels quite severe pain," Syed told Sheffield Crown Court (search), adding that some pellets still were lodged in Walker's groin area.

Walker had admitted one charge of possession of a prohibited firearm at a previous hearing.

Prosecuting lawyer Andrew Hatton told the court Walker had gone home to get the shotgun after arguing in the pub with lifelong friend Stuart Simpson about whose turn it was to buy a beer.

As he was returning to the pub, which had closed by then, he accidentally fired the weapon.

"He had it shoved down his trousers," Hatton said. "After the shotgun had discharged he placed it in a rubbish bin and crawled back to his home."

Walker told officers he was so drunk he had no idea how he managed to shoot himself and why he had gone home for the gun.

Judge Robert Moore said recent legislation regarding banned weapons meant he had to impose the statutory five-year minimum sentence.

"The shooting of yourself is plainly an exceptional circumstance which is capable of reducing the sentence," Moore said. "But in this case, I am quite certain, it does not justify reducing it below the statutory minimum."