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! * * *

29 November, 2004

On Gay Marriage

Ya know, I've generally been against using the term "marriage" because it's normally been a term denoting a religious rite.

I've since decided that, really, what difference does it make? To anyone who is still all for denying this to the gays - especially thinking of the "sanctity of marriage" - I have three names for you to mull over:

  • Britteny Spears
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Elizabeth Taylor

Between Britteny's 20-hour Vegas "marriage" and Rooney's 8 or 9 or so (not to mention Liz's multiples), added to a current divorce rate of around 50% of all marriages, it makes the "sanctity" argument look a little sick, don't it? She Who Must Be Obeyed and I are rapidly approaching our 31st anniversary, which is a real rarity these days.

I've started to come around to the view that if anyone is willing to make the commitment to another, what is anyone else going to lose by it?

In the meantime, of course, I'd like to see it made much more difficult to be granted a divorce!


26 November, 2004

Another Milestone

I had planned on taking the day off today, but this site hit another milestone this morning. 5,000 hits in just under five months! I'm just stunned that so many different people found something worth reading here - and that many came back for more (no, it wasn't all family)!

Like most of the other sites out there, now that the election is over there's going to be some evolving here: who knows what the next few years will bring? I just wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate you coming here and the comments you've left. Hopefully we can meet up here again for the next 5,000!


25 November, 2004


Just sitting here, watching the start of the Bears / Cowboys game. They had some 12 year-old girl sing the National Anthem and she has one Hell of a voice - BUT ...

Why don't these people get it? They insist on using the National Anthem as a vehicle for personal expression instead of singing it as it was written and intended to be sung. It's just one of those little things that drives me right up a wall and makes me want to reach through the TV screen and throttle them!

Am I alone in this? I know it's a petty thing, but it really pisses me off!


A Great Recipe!

The Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has a fantastic new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey that will have your mother-in-law just rapturous.

You just have to read it for yourself.


The Islamic Plague

"Arafat brought a new integrity to the word disgusting. After Arafat got through praying, no cockroach would crawl across the carpet except on stilts, after which the carpets had to be burned and its ashes scattered. Arafat’s only humanitarian function was as an emergency landing field for flies unable to maintain altitude.

Yasser Arafat was grotesque, even in this era of big-time ugly. His physical appearance was known to incite a stampede among wart hogs, and his smile could cause a pregnant camel to miscarry. Had he died on the African veldt, the vultures would have sent his carcass back to the kitchen. His face looked like someone had found a way to grow hair on a pizza. Standing next to Arafat, Charles Manson would look like Jack Armstrong, the all-American boy. It was suggested, that when he traveled, he carried a rat turd in his wallet for identification."

This is but a small taste of what awaits you at Norman Liebmann's Firehat - he cracked me up from start to finish, no mean task!

I'm going to have to spend the rest of the morning trying to clean coffee stains off the monitor, wall, printer and everything else that got in the way. Go back through his archives as well - he's just as good regardless of the topic he chooses to skewer!


God Bless The Marines

The following is a verbatim column from a freelaance writer to the Times Online in the UK. It's a pity that none of America's "journalists" have the brains or the stones to publish anything similar, and this being written today, Thanksgiving Day, couldn't have better.

November 24, 2004
Let's hear it for the Marines
By Janan Ganesh

THE MOTTO of the US Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis, or “always faithful”. And faith is exactly what the Western media eschew in their relentlessly cynical coverage of the American Armed Forces, which plunged to a new nadir last week with the outrage at a Marine who shot dead an injured and unarmed Fallujah terrorist. Their determination to portray the Americans as trigger-happy louts and the Iraqi terrorists as mere “rebels” slanders the former, sanctifies the latter and betrays everybody who trusts journalists to be objective.

Each American transgression is covered exhaustively and reproachfully, while triumphs, such as the trouble-free elections in Afghanistan and the reconstruction of Iraqi infrastructure, are treated as background noise. The torture of a few dozen prisoners in Abu Ghraib, for example, received far more attention than the restoration of the Marsh Arabs’ homeland.

And this bias predates the Iraq war. If you get your news from Channel 4, you probably believe that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay are wide-eyed young gadflies who were enjoying an innocuous 18-30 holiday in glamorous Tora Bora before being kidnapped by rampaging Navy Seals. The truth is that many are al-Qaeda members who fought coalition forces during the invasion, but whose crimes are too legally vague to guarantee a conviction in court. America is therefore faced with the choice of releasing known enemies or detaining them indefinitely. That they choose the latter is not only sensible but generous — any of history’s previous superpowers, such as Soviet Russia — would have shot them on sight.

Jack Nicholson’s “you can’t handle the truth” routine in A Few Good Men has become an iconic monologue of modern cinema, but the point he was making is rarely grasped. The injustice Nicholson laments is not that we expect a noble minority to pay the blood price for our security — it was ever thus — but that we demand the right to tell them how to do it. Shackled by laws, norms and protocol concocted by legalists, the US Armed Forces — who have done more for freedom of the press than all the world’s journalists combined — are put in an impossible position. It is nauseating enough that they are now casually disparaged as “hicks” and “rednecks” by do-nothing civilians, without the supposedly objective media joining in


The New Thanksgiving

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Now we can get ready for the Winter Solstice Pagan Wars (formerly known as Christmas)


24 November, 2004

Someone - Anyone - - PLEASE!

For the love of Humanity, will someone please perform a public service and eviscerate Dr. Neil Clark Warren?

Should I see him or his eHarmony.com ads one more time, I refuse to be held responsible for my actions. In order to save my family from living through the horror of me being declared clinically insane (again), maybe we can kidnap him and send him to the Iraqis for ritual beheading?


On Being a "Race Traitor"

Mr. Walter Williams presents his view of Dr. Condi Rice.

As a black man with a serious grip on history, this gentleman is worth listening to.


This Date In History

  • 220 years ago, Zachary Taylor was born.
  • 145 years ago, Darwin's Origin of the Species was published.
  • 140 years ago, Toulouse-Latrec was born.
  • 41 years ago, Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • 33 years ago, "DB Cooper" parachuted from the Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000 ransom and was never heard from again - until I started blogging!

Now aren't you glad you stopped by?


Please Read This

Please go read this article by Phyllis Schlafly. It scares the shit out of me, and it's now apparently the law.

After you and your family read it, discuss it and see if you can find anything positive about this situation


The New European Fascists

Tony Blankley at Town Hall reports that, finally, the European people are starting to realize just what a poison is being spread throughout their societies by Islam. It's a well researched report and very readable - but when you read it, compare some of the statements in it to our own current situation in the United States.

The European people look to be ahead of us in this - they seem to get it while we have CAIR. The European governments, however, are just as clueless as our own.


Two Sites Worth A Look

Stop over at Mostly Cajun's page. He has a short but good review of the new Disney release "The Incredibles" and a letter from Iraq that everyone should read.

He's always good, but the letter he has is just outstanding.

While you're at it, go over to my favorite Squid (a Marine term of endearment for Navy pukes). It's been really good to see him back in action lately, and he has a couple of posts about the Left's indignant response to his Cabinent.

Eminently enjoyable.


My Seasonal Warning

As anyone who stopped by here yesterday would have seen, blogging at this site may be sporadic for the next month or so.

This is the time of year for my Annual Seasonal Funk.

Ever since my time in the Marines, I have not done this time of year well. That really gets She Who Must Be Obeyed in a bit of a snit because she loves Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since our "kids" and their kids are living with us, I must put on my "Happy Face" for the duration.

A trying time - this too shall pass.


What - Me Fight?

There's a report from AP about the slowdown of recruitments at the service academies. The author of this seems almost gleeful about that and the number of 'washouts' from West Point in the Class of 2006, which is now around 25% instead of the normal 20%.

At least one of the Caspar Milquetoasts who decided that the Army wasn't for him/her said that they decided they didn't want to have to fight in any wars.

Who knew? An Army officer? Being required to fight in a war? That just doesn't fit with that person's world view, I guess.

Thanks to Rodger at Curmudgeonly & Skeptical for the link!


Can't We All Get Along?

After the Pacers / Pistons game and the South Carolina / Clemson game, can't we all make that little extra effort to get along with each other?

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I mean, it is Thanksgiving, after all!


Indigo's Been Busy

Hop on over to Indigo Insights - besides having some excellent 'lynx', she has a viewpoint on golf that's particularly pertinent (and funny) after the last couple of weeks!


22 November, 2004

Ise Getin Stoopider

As if the last article wasn't bad enough, Fox comes up with this!

At least I now know why I'm too lazy and too stoopid to get off the couch - and it's still not my fault!


I Bloody Well Knew It!

It figures that it would be Australian scientists who discovered this - a Couch Potato Gene!

Rather kick back and watch football instead of going jogging? It's not your fault! It's genetic, so blame your parents!


Another Picture

This is from the Veterans Memorial at Lansing, IL. It's a pretty large black granite wall which is covered with pictures - very similar to those at the Korean War Memorial in D.C. at at least their equal in the quality of the engravings as you can see:

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Should you ever get the opportunity, go see the whole thing - it's beautiful.


21 November, 2004

Another Of My Favorites

As I said last night here, I've put together some pictures over the years and this time of year seems as good as any to put them up. Here;s another one made from the Viet Nam Memorial and the Korean Memorial:

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Feel free to use them if you wish, but I'd appreciate you mentioning that I own them. Thanks!


Knowledge Is Power

From SondraK, this article should be plastered on the walls and in the cubicles of every news organization that tries to cover the military in sound bites.

Basically, if you haven't been there you'll never know what's happening in the minds or actions of the combatants. You have deliberately not been shown what the enemy is capable of nor the stresses of continuous, hard-wired, sleepless combat on our troops.

Remember that old saw about "walk a mile in his mocassins"? Try doin' 72 hours straight in his boots - then come talk to me.


Dear Old Media

The Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta has published an open letter to the fucktards in the (anti)American media who are doing their best to pillory one of our Marines because he did his job.

He's terse and eloquent - a beautiful piece of writing.


Class And Balls

The Man has it all.

What more can you say? And in case you missed it, Indigo sent me the location for the video.



20 November, 2004

One Of My Favorites

I have had an unbelievably slow day today - the only sites I've looked at are Indigo and El Calamaro Grande! I haven't even looked at a news site today, which leaves the family checking my temperature.

Just to make up for it a bit, here's one of my favorite creations:

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I put this collage together about 8 years ago after my first trip to The Wall. I may put up others in the near future.


Ya Need Some Drugs?

I ran across this one some time ago. Since I've had so much fun & games with drugs over the last couple of months, I thought this was appropriate!

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Sometimes just staying conscious is a trick in itself!


DevilDog Incarnate

I'm having a pretty slack day today - just lying back and watching the Oklahoma game.

One thing I had to write about is this damn Siberian Husky I've got. I put his picture up in October when he turned one. Lately though, he's started some habits that worry the hell out of me.

When he gets up and stretches, he gives out a very strong Oooh-Rah! If that wasn't enough, he's started doing perimeter patrols of the yard!

He has to be the reincarnation of someone - whether it's Smedley Butler, Presley O'Bannon or Chesty Puller I'm not quite certain - but I'll be damned if he isn't a Marine's dog!


19 November, 2004

In The Spirit Of The Season

Go over to the Big Squid with the Scratchy Ass.

His top two articles are something that everyone should read and act on. When one of our troops are taken injured from the field of battle, they go with what's on their back. Their clothes are almost always cut off of them, and what isn't usually is not worth wearing again anyway.

I know, many of you will say that the military and the government should be taking care of these guys, but they're not. It's up to us to make sure that these guys have at least the basics - socks, jocks, T-shirts, deodorant, shaving gear - you know the drill.

They also need things like magazines, CDs and CD players - anything else that will help keep their morale high and focused.

These men and women are busting their ass so that ours don't get blown up. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, spare a thought over your meals and during your shopping for them.
UPDATE: My Blogmother has now posted 4 of the 5 days this week! She also put up this post about what's needed. Give her some love, too!


Memo to Langley and Foggy Bottom

Here's another columnist from Town Hall.
Clifford May writes about the current situations in the CIA and State that Peter Goss and Condi Rice have been tasked with sorting out. Now, the "public servants" in most of the government departments have always treated the President and Congress as "temps" who come and go, but they will be there forever. The CIA and State, however, have been the most virulent of these. They have consistently injected their personal political views into what they do.
Hopefully Goss and Rice will be able to make some progress in these viper nests. Mr. May's memo is a very good place to start.


War Crimes?

If there is anyone out there who still is not convinced about the actions taken by the Marines in the mosques at Fallujah, Col. Oliver North has an article today at Town Hall that you simply must read.

Not only did the Marine take the correct actions, but what has been released so far to the public is only a very small part of the story. Col. North has the rest of it.


18 November, 2004

Before I Forget!

Go over to Indigo Insights and read the poem she put up. It's from a Viet Nam Veteran and anyone who has ever been at "the sharp end" knows exactly what he's talking about.
It is very appropriate to today, and when you read it, think of that Marine who is being treated like shit for doing his job and protecting his team mates.
I was going to post this first thing this morning, and as per normal, I had a shit-fer-brains day and flat forgot. Sorry, Sweetie!


Very True

Looks like Thanksgiving at my place!

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Now I need a matching one for Gramps!


Nothing to See - Move On ...

So - the Clinton Memorial Double-Wide opens today in Teensy Stones, er, I mean, Little Rocks. True to form, that turd did nothing wrong, it was that damn VRWC that got 'em! No perjury, no suborning witnesses - just sex, sex, sex. And if it's his library, why is the Hildebeest doing the rounds of all the talk shows? 2008 kickoff tour?

Shit - even Nixon's library talks about Watergate! And the really sad thing about this is that the media is gonna let him get away with rewriting history, so our grandkids may never be able to discover the truth - because they won't know there is another version.

Unless we make damn sure they know the truth.


17 November, 2004

From Iowahawk

Blue State Blues as Coastal Parents Battle Invasion of Dollywood Values

"Across coastal America, increasing numbers of families are discovering that their children have been lured into "Cracker" culture -- a new, freewheeling underground youth movement that celebrates the hedonistic thrills of frog-gigging and outlaw modified sprint cars. No one knows their exact number, but sociologists say that the movement is exploding among young people in America's most fashionable zip codes.

"We first detected it a few years ago, with the emergence of the trucker hat phenomenon," says Gerard Levin, professor of abnormal sociology at the University of California. "At first we thought it was some sort of benign, ironic strain. By the time we realized the early wearers really were interested in seed corn hybrids and Peterbilts, it had already escaped containment."

This continues here. It took a truly sick mind to come up with this.

I am in awe!


The New Nazis

I've just finished a column by Steve Malzberg at News Max, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

For example, he asks, "what the world would say, if, instead of blowing up Jewish women and children in buses, pizza parlors, shopping malls, and markets, these Palestinian murderers had been rounding up their Jewish victims and taking them to mini-gas chambers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip?"

I know what my answer is to that!


The Emperor Has Pissed Me Off

I just read what's posted over at the Rottweiler's place, and for once I think they stepped on their dick.

Claiming that the Marine who's under investigation "put the ol' John Kerry on a wounded (or dead) Iraqi insurgent. If he's good with a typewriter maybe he can inflate it into Silver Star level heroism and run for President on it" is a complete insult, not just to that Marine or his fire team, squad or platoon, but to every fighting man in Iraq.

I think Misha is going to have to start looking a little closer at who he has guest blogging for him.


Bits & Pieces

I seem to remember seeing something a few months ago about how *spit* France and Spain *spit* were setting up their own little police, etc. Anyone else remember that?

Then how come the french, who now have the head of the ETA Basque Separatist Movement in custody, won't turn him over to the spanish? The wonderful, wonder french.


That Marine who was relieved of duty should be given a case of Crown Royal and a Bronze Star for his quick action in saving the lives of his fire team instead of going through some kangaroo court set up by Reuters or alJezeera. He got hit in the face and had a bud killed the day before by some terrorist piece of filth in the same circumstances.

Some prick decides he's gong to lie with some dead terrorists, wait until the Marines are right on top of him and then decide to start moving in an innocent way? Fuck him.

And fuck the God damn cameraprick that decided to make some political points out of the footage. I hope the next time that embedded asshole goes out with some Marines they have a weapon malfunction in his direction.


I see that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have already told the PLO to shove its election up its ass. Since part of the conditions of the election are actually having to negotiate with the Israelis and the Americans, they both decided it was against their principles.

Who knew? I didn't know that those pig fuckers in Hamas, Islamic Jihad or their buddies in Hezbolla had principles!


16 November, 2004

The Kid Is Good!

Boy Wonder, aka my First Born, is absolutely over the moon today. He is in charge of the Dell Computer store in Greensboro, NC, and he got a phone call this morning.

Seems that his store is now number one in the Nation this week for sales. Goes to show what can happen when you have good workers, a good product at a good price, and a good manager to bring it all together.

There's a lot of proud people in this house tonight!


Greens Don't Believe Carville

People Unclear On The Concept:

The Greens have apparently raised enough money to have a recount of the entire state of Ohio!

"The Green Party's presidential candidate, David Cobb, stated Monday that the $113,600 filing fee for a statewide recount had been raised in time to meet the state's deadline ..."

When everyone in the Democratic Party has said it's done - it's over, apparently the Green Party hasn't gotten the memo. Is there anyway we can help them to get the message? Like maybe a 2x4 between the eyes?

I already knew these people are brain-dead, but this is out in NeverLand!


If I Just Close My Eyes ...

After another wonderful trip to the VA Clinic - starting out at 0730 with the Pshrink, followed by a 3 hour wait to see the GP, then X-rays - just more fun than I can stand!

Then I come home and find a friend sent me this:

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Thanks, Rob, aka CitySlicker!


15 November, 2004

I'm Back

Last Thursday I went on a 'spur of the moment' road trip to see my Blogmother. It was a nice, relaxing long weekend at the Carolina coast, with many long conversations and mutual sympathy for our various aches and pains.

We watched the World's Largest Mosh Pit, otherwise known as Arafat's funeral. We also saw the Peterson verdict, where my Blogmother couldn't believe that I couldn't give a rat's ass what the verdict was. Big deal - some white guy kills his wife - how many Black or Hispanic murders went totally unreported during the same period?

Oh, and by beloved Bears won - in overtime - by a SAFETY!! Bloody amazing.

I'll get rested up and caught up on the state of the world, then I'll be here with my sick slant on the weird and wonderful.


11 November, 2004

The Ex Yasser Arafuck

Lived as a murderous piece of filth.

Wanted to die as a martyr, but instead he died of CamelAIDS in a French Brothel.

His wife gets the money, the pitiful pawns of Arafuck's ambitions get fucked again.

The dancing in the streets may now commence (I suggest using the Mick Jagger/David Bowie version).

That is all.


The Aftermath

This goes out to all my fellow Marines - active, reserve, retired or former.

After last night's celebration of the Marine Corps' 229th Birthday, many of you are getting out of the rack moaning and groaning today. The celebratory payback is hitting you hard for all the partying you did last night and you're feeling a bit sick and sorry for yourselves.

All I can say is that I have no sympathy for self-inflicted wounds. Suck it up and carry on.

Oh - and to anyone out there who is contemplating joining the Marines - if you've ever heard the phrases "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" or "The Change is Forever", well, believe every f'kin word of it! Don't take my word for it - ask a Marine's spouse!

That is all.


Veterans Day

Believe it or not, this day was not created so that the stores could have 'Veterans Day Sales'. Truth be told, it wasn't even created to celebrate the sacrifices of our veterans - not as such, anyway.

This day was initially set aside as Armistice Day to remember the hour, day and month that World War One fighting ended. It was not until 1954 that President Eisenhower signed a bill changing the day to Veterans Day.

There has been so much written by other bloggers about today that anything I add would be gilding the lily - those of you who visit here regularly know who my usual suspects are. Go see what they have to say. To the rest of you, welcome to my humble abode and feel free to start wandering through the blogroll.

It's not really appropriate to wish a vet "Happy Veterans Day", because to most of us there's nothing happy about this day at all - but we will, each in our own way, celebrate the lives of those we have known. If you are lucky enough to know a veteran, simply say 'Thank You' and 'Welcome Home'.

You may be surprised at the reaction you get.


10 November, 2004

Party Time!

If any of you Marines out there are interested, Mike the Marine is throwing a party.

Everyone's invited and the smoking lamp is lit!


Dear Democrat

To anyone out there who still doesn't get it, that still can't understand why people like me could vote for such a dumbass as Bush, please read this article.

It pretty much sums it all up much better then I could.


229 Years And Counting

The following is the Commandant's message to the Marine Corps on it's birthday:
A Message From The Commandant Of The Marine Corps

Two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, the Second Continental Congress established a Corps of Marines to fight for a democratic people's independence. Since then countless Marines have raised their hand and sworn to defend our Nation's freedoms and preserve its liberties. This year's anniversary again finds Marines engaged throughout the globe for the same noble purposes. The bravery, heroism, and selflessness of all Marines - wherever they are serving - have added significantly to our rich legacy and measured up to the high standards that have come to epitomize all who wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

The current battlefields of the Global War on Terror are linked to the storied campaigns of our past by an unbroken tradition of proud and loyal service. At New Providence, Chapultepec, Belleau Wood, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir, Con Thien, Kuwait, and now in places like Fallujah, Marines have consistently demonstrated a dedication to duty, a commitment to warfighting excellence, and a devotion to each other that has instilled a fierce determination to overcome seemingly impossible challenges. Our warrior ethos is and will continue to be the Corps' hallmark.

The fortitude and sacrifices of Marines and their families have been vital in protecting our Nation from those who would do us harm.
Whether preparing and sustaining our agile force or engaged in battle, the esprit de corps, tireless energy, calm courage, and inspired leadership of Marines continue to make a monumental difference in this world. Your unselfish dedication and significant accomplishments - demonstrated repeatedly over this past year in numerous places such as the Anbar province of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Haiti, and in the crucial job here at home supporting our deployed forces - are deeply respected and valued by your fellow Americans.

Marines, as we celebrate with friends and families the founding of our beloved Corps, you should take pride in our long history of distinguished service to this great Nation and its citizens. I ask you to remember especially the sacrifices of our fallen and wounded comrades. Finally, rededicate yourselves to taking care of one another and ensuring we remain the finest warfighting organization in the world.

Happy Birthday Marines Semper Fidelis and Keep Attacking!

M. W. Hagee
General, U.S. Marine Corps
Happy Birthday, Marines! OOH RAH!


09 November, 2004

Ohh - That's Nasty!

I was just listening to Fox - they gave a report on Fallopian - er - Fallujah - where the "insurgents" were firing on the Marines with artillery, so the Marines returned fire.

With Willie Peter, aka White Phosphorous.

For the unindoctrinated, WP will burn through just about anything and the burning can only be temporarily halted by immersion in water. As soon as the area affected dries out, the burning commences once again.

I've always had a lot of respect for WP. I think it should be used more often.


Bush Lied! People ... nevermind

Have a read of this article from the Washington Times about the Russian presence in Iraq prior to the start of Iraqi Freedom.

They were just there for the coffee! Honest!!


French Nuance

In a totally unexpected move, the French opened fire on a group of demonstrators in the Ivory Coast, killing at least seven and injuring over 200. So far, neither Chriac nor his lap dog Annan have had any comment on this unilateral action, so I guess it must be a good thing.

There are now over 4,000 French soldiers in the Ivory Coast. It is assumed that if they should run into anyone with weapons, the government-issued white flags will be displayed with fervor.


More Tolerance Needed?

Since we're all supposed to be more tolerant and inclusive of others sexual proclivities, does anyone have a problem with this?

I thought not.


It's On

Yeah, I know - everybody's already written about this.

Using just about every weapon at their disposal, the Americans and Iraqis have cut a swath through to the city center, and the northwestern part of the city is getting treated to the Marine's version of "meet and greet".

The city of Fellatio, er, Fallopian, er, Fallujah, is in the process of getting the biggest professional smack-down seen. The only thing that would make me happier would be to see the U.S. start using Fuel-Air Explosives over parts of the city. Near the mosques would be a nice start.

I still can't understand the problem with Americans going into the mosques - as long as they take their boots off first (yeah - that'll happen). Do you think the Iraqi soldiers are making themselves targets by standing outside these arsenals and de-shodding? I somehow doubt that.

Since these "holy places" are being used for weapons storage and the minarets are sniper posts, they no longer qualify as Houses of God and should get the treatment they so richly deserve.

Or is that just me?


More Hysterical Finger-Pointing

From NOW to NARAL, from ACT-UP! to the Brady Bill Bunch, the Democrats still just don't get it. The NAACP, Michael Moore and Maureen Dowd don't get it. Donald Kaul isn't even on the same planet. And don't even get me started on the Springsteen Sect or the Hollywood Horrors.

They want so much to see themselves as the party of tolerance and inclusion that they can't bear to look in a mirror anymore. It would show them as they truly are.

In order to be a Democrat today, you must not only accept but be seen to embrace every position put forth relating to women, race, abortion, gun control, and gays. No dissent on any of these issues is tolerated. In their view, to even think of such dissent automatically make you the intolerant one!

This line of thinking leads the party of tolerance to come up with a lot of labels that are great for name-calling. "Homophobes" (does anyone actually fear gays?), Bigots, Gun Nuts, Male Pigs, Neanderthals - the list goes on and on. If you hold any moral values you must be one of the right wing religious crazies. They refuse to see that any value systems other than theirs don't necessarily have to be based in religion; a belief in the system of laws and common courtesy will do for starters.

I thought I was free to make my own decisions about whether to embrace nearly naked males in peacock costumes throwing condoms at priests; the same with using abortion as birth control. Hell, if it's my body to do with as I please, then there would be no illegal drugs!

While racial bigotry exists on an individual level (and always will), the only people oppressing the black community are those who are getting fat off of the oppression - Je$$e Jack$on and Al $harpton. Unfortunately, too many Latinos have been learning that method of entitlement instead of looking at their fellow immigrants from Asia. The good thing is that it's only a small percentage of Latinos who have turned to the Jack$on/$harpton method.

As long as the Democratic Party remains the party of bigotry, intolerance, and ignorance as to what the average American wants, needs and believes, they're going to continue to wander in the wilderness.

I can't see that change coming anytime soon. And, yeah - I know I'll be labeled as intolerant for even raising these issues.


08 November, 2004

Indigo Scores A Goal!

My Fairy Blogmother is (mostly) up and running again. Stop by and give her some well-deserved love, and be sure to check out this link she found.

You'll be very glad you did!


07 November, 2004

Will Somebody PLEASE Pull The Plug?

So Yessir Crackafat is sucking down the last of his stolen oxygen - and they have to force feed him that!

I'm sure that you've heard that some of those "holy men" are accusing Israel of poisoning him? And after the Paleostinians danced in the streets for 9-11, they're now afraid that the Israelis would do something so unfeeling as to copy them on the death of this asshole.

The fact that he was given a Nobel Peace Prize tells you all you need to know, doesn't it? That terrorist f'ker invented the aircraft hijacking! He was responsible for the Black September attack at the '72 Olympics. He was responsible for Abu Nidal. He was the guiding light behind the creation of the Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Hezbolla.

And he made himself obscenely rich while his people suffered in the camps. Check the web for his wife's spending habits.

His 72 virgins are all going to be males, about the size of American football linemen, and they're all going to be learning on his nasty ass.

If they haven't done it already, please pull the plug on this worthless, murdering piece of filth!


The French Are Irritated!

A French base of about 4,000 "soldiers" was bombed yesterday, causing a handful of deaths. Being in a position where Frenchmen could die? I would have expected the Kepi Blanc to have been there instead!

My first thought was that it occurred in Afghanistan, but noooo, it was in the Ivory Coast! The French have injected themselves there under the auspices of the UN in order to stop the civil war in their former colony.

Read The Emperor's take on this. It's funny.


06 November, 2004

Another Interesting Day

Today I am loaded with baby-sitting duties. My girl-child, aka Attitude With Legs, has gone to work. The LittleRoo is on the road with Boy Wonder. They are going to Canton, Ohio to get his daughter from his ex-Insignificant Other. Hopefully they'll be home around 7:30pm or so.

Meanwhile, my dog and I are left with the other two granddaughters - one 7 year old and one 3 year old.

I love them dearly, but when I'm having a "Pain Day" it gets tricky. At least they are both old enough that they can amuse themselves. Between computers, videos, toys and books, they only need me for food, drink or the occasional hug and kiss. Just as well really, as the dog is useless as tits on a bull.



Sen. Byrd Would Be Proud

The North Carolina Republican Headquarters was broken into late Friday or early Saturday, with windows kicked out, vulgar grafitti and other things spray painted on the walls and a two-headed effigy burned in the office. There was evidence of other accelerants in the office as well, showing that they tried to torch the place.
Police said that approximately 100 youths, wearing masks and gloves, were seen in the area around the time of the destruction.
It's nice to see that the bigoted Southern Democrat's beliefs haven't changed in 100 years - if things don't go your way, resort to destruction, burning and lynchings.
Robert Byrd would be proud of these assholes.
(The reason this story wasn't on my blog earlier was that, although I heard it first on Fox around 5:00am today, I've been searching ABCNews, CBSNews, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS for their take on this story. Not one of them has even bothered to report it. I guess if they don't tell people, it never happened, right?)


Why Did Kerry Lose?

I've seen a lot of bitterness from the Left over this election. Many of the correspondents at the Democrat Underground web site are saying that this election was sadder and more depressing than 9-11! And they can't figure out why, with attitudes like that, they lost?

Was John Kerry the wrong candidate? Did the Democrats have the wrong message? Well, let's see what's being blamed for the loss:

- Religious Right?
- Homophobes?
- Abortion?
- Middle American Values?
- Flip Flops?
- Kerry's War / anti War Record?
- European / UN Influence?
- The "Clinton Factor"?
- The Hollywood / Rocker Factor?
- Michael Moore?
- Jobs And Economy?
- Social Security privatization?

- The BinLaden Tape?
- Tay-Rah-za?

What I personally find funny is that, while each of these topics is being floated as "The Reason", the Dems can't seem to realize that it's a combination of all of these reasons why they fared so poorly once they got outside the NewYork/Boston/LosAngeles/SanFrancisco/Seattle areas. I guess that night with Whoopi and friends in New York - you remember that night? - really did share his values!

The Democrats are already getting their excuses ready for 2008, saying that Hillary lost because Americans are "afraid of a strong woman". What other type of person, man or woman would you want to be president?

Another cop-out. Screw it - it's time for my nap.


05 November, 2004

The Walker's Motorized!

Dear Armed Forces:
Where do we sign up?

We've said if we could, we 'd enlist today and help our country track down those responsible for killing thousands of innocent people in NewYork City and Washington, D.C.

But, we're all over 60 now and the Armed Forces say we're too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 35 to join the Army.

They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join until you're at least 35.

For starters:

- Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more that 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

- Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. If we can't kill the enemy we'll complain them into submission. "My back hurts!" "I'm hungry!" "Where's the remote control?"

- An 18-year-old doesn't like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys get up early just to show we can (and to steal the neighbor's newspaper and pee).

- If old guys are captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd probably forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brain teaser.

- Boot camp would actually be easier for us old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we actually like soft food. We've also developed a deep appreciation for guns and rifles. We like them almost better than naps. The army could lighten up on the obstacle course, however. I've been to the desert and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side. I can hear the Drill Sergeant now, "Get down and give me...er...one."

- And the running part is kind of a waste of energy. I've never seen anyone out run a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave. To actually carry on a conversation. To wear pants without the top of the butt crack showing and the boxer shorts sticking out. To learn that a pierced tongue catches food particles. And that a 200-watt speaker in the back seat of a Honda Accordcan rupture an eardrum.

All great reasons to keep our sons at home and to learn a little more about life before sending them off to a possible death.

Let us old guys track down those dirty, rotten cowards who attacked our hearts on September 11.

The last thing they'd want to see right now is a couple of million old farts with attitudes.


04 November, 2004

Elizabeth Edwards

I have just heard via FoxNews that Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

This is not something to make light of.

It could turn out to the advantage of the Edwards family that Richard Burr was elected over Erskine Bowles for Edwards' vacant Senate seat, because Sen Elect Burr has been a strong advocate for fighting breast cancer for many years. The amount of money he has raised for research into this, along with the legislation he has been involved with, will be a great help to anyone suffering from this dread disease.

One thought - and this was from the Little Roo - is: what doctor will take her as a patient? With John Edwards' record as a trial lawyer, that could be dicey. And I agree that no, that should not deter any medical practitioner from helping the family, but it has to pass through their mind, doesn't it?


Don't Blame Him

The next time you get an email that says it's from George Carlin, I'll bet you that the jokes in it are lame as shit.

If you really feel the need to know if the email is really, truly from George Carlin, go to his web site and read what he has to say about it. And if you just say "Screw It" and forward it on to everyone in your address book, your life must be even more pathetic than mine!


"Bailiff! Whack His PeePee!"

In a stunning result, Kofi Anananan , king of the United Nations, has decided that "There are strong indications that war crimes and crimes against humanity have occurred in Darfur on a large and systematic scale."

If the Sudanese government doesn't stop killing, raping, torturing and mutilating the people of Darfur, burning villages to the ground and other assorted fun and games; and if the people of Darfur don't stop trying to stop the government from doing all of the above, well, the UN is going to hold its breath. Then, after they turn blue, they will turn their attention to other important matters.

I love waking up to stuff like this!


Dan Rather Doesn't Disappoint

On the CBSNews site, there's a "60 Minutes" article by Dan Rather.

Laugh? I thought I'd cry!! For example, the following quote if from the CBS Director of Polls, Kathy Frankovic:

"There were 11 states with definition of marriage, opposition to same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot," says Frankovic. "We were aware of the discussion of religion, so when this issue [moral values] beat out the economy, beat out terrorism, beat out Iraq, I think it was something that sort of struck us as important." (emphasis mine).

Hide the coffee and let the giggles begin!


First Felony Spam Convictions

In the first ever case of "spamming" tried under the tough Virginia laws, a brother and sister from Raleigh, North Carolina were convicted. The jury has recommended a sentence of 9 years for the brother!

The defense counsel thinks the sentence is outrageous compared to what people get for theft. Read for yourself and you tell me if this wasn't theft!


Now Comes The Hard Part

I've made no secret during this election campaign that, while I wasn't overly thrilled with some of the things President Bush had done in his first term, the thought of Sen. Kerry as President scared the crap out of me. I know there are many out there who hold the same feelings about Bush, and they're view is just as valid, assuming they have hard facts to back it up. Just quoting Mikey Moore won't cut it.

By what I read and heard yesterday after the election was declared, the last 18 months or so have not accomplished anything. The Democratic leadership in both the House and the Senate are going to dig their heels in and insist that, if there is any compromise to be done in the next four years, it's going to have to be by the Republicans. After looking at an election map that is a sea of red, I fail to comprehend that point of view.

If this nation is going to accomplish anything, whether it's wins against terrorists or setting a domestic agenda, it has to be done by both parties working together. If this election showed nothing else, it showed how out of touch the Democratic party and Terry McAuliffe are with middle America. The wants, needs, desires and values of these people are not reflected in any way by the positions espoused by the Democrats. This was made painfully obvious when they put forward a candidate who was more liberal than Walter Mondale.

Now that this is apparently over and everyone leaves the site of the train wreck for more profitable pursuits, I can't help but wonder - are the charges brought up against Senator Kerry going to be followed through with? His collaborating with the VC and NVA in Paris, his admitting to having committed war crimes, and now questions about the status of his original discharge? Or were they all just brought up as canon fodder to try to shoot him down. Had John Kerry not made himself a national spectacle all this would have quietly slept. Since he made the grave error of basing his campaign or his four months over 35 years ago, Kerry himself opened all of these charges to the light of day.

I plan on keeping an eye on the ". . . . . Against Kerry" sites in the future to see what, if anything, they do. I think they'll fizzle out to nothing new that he's lost, but you never know, do you?


03 November, 2004

The South Shall Rise?

While watching Fox earlier today, I heard one of the Dimocrats say something to the effect that, now that we've got that whole slavery thing sorted out, the South can secede again. Presumably he was referring to the amount of help Little Johnnie Edwards brought to the campaign, but by looking at this map:

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It seems to me that "The South" now means everybody but the Left Coast, the Great Lakes and New England.

That sounds fair to me. I hope they'll be very happy with each other - and we don't get Je$$e Jack$son or Al $harpton!!

I'll miss Hawaii, but we all have to make sacrifices.


Wanna Buy A Boat?

A mate of mine in Australia has one to sell. I've been on a couple of his boats in the past, and he keeps them immaculate. It's a 33' ocean-going sailboat and it's pretty.

If you live on Australia's East Coast - or would like to - stop by his site and give him a 'hoy.

If you just like to drool over really nice sailboats like I do, you're invited as well!


Now For The BIG Question!

OK - the election is settled and Dubya gets his coat of lame duck feathers. That's nice.

But the really big issue still has to be settled - how much of my blogroll will be dead links by the end of the week?

This was the first election where blogs were involved, and weren't they ever! Dan Rather is still smarting from getting those memos shoved up his ass, and he's not the only one who got caught out. Even big money like Soros and MoveOn couldn't match what a bunch of uncoordinated little guys and gals could do. But - now what?

Of course, I'll still be here - Hell, I ain't got nowhere else to go. but of the thousands and thousands of blogs, who will stay and who will go?

The Whole World Wonders!


A Shot In The Dark?

Once again, Scrappleface hits the head on the nail with his take on Viet Nam veteran and occasional Senator John Kerry. Here he reveals Kerry's TRUE "plan" - you know, "The Plan"??

What a devious man that Kerry is! And since he got rid of Little Johnny Edwards for us Tarheels and let us have TWO Republican Senators, I may have to write and thank him!!

On a side note, I really enjoyed it when one of the Dimm's on air said that, now the election is over, Kerry was going to take some time off and think about things - Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year. My immediate thought was, "So? What else is new?"


THAT was Disappointing!

Just for the Hell of it, I went over to Mickey Moore's site (I will now have to burn the keyboard and monitor) to see what he had about John Kerry's concession speech.

The only things there were accusations of fraud and vote tempering. Not one word about Senator Kerry, his speech, unifying the country - just fraud and tampering.

What a sad, pathetic life. He became a millionaire by conning the American people, from "Roger and Me" to the present, but his bitterness - that life doesn't agree with his movies - won't let him enjoy what he has here.

I wonder if he'll join George Soros in that monastery or maybe on that Carnival ship with the Hollywood crowd?


By George, He's Got It!

As reported by the AP and confirmed by FoxNews, Sen. Kerry has called President Bush to congratulate him and conceed defeat.

Apparently it won't be until after 1:00pm before Kerry will meet with reporters.

Osama can kiss his ass goodbye.


Osama Wins!

In what the experts are calling an expected result, it looks like the people of Illinois have elected Osama to the U.S. Senate.

Chicago's Mayor Daley said that he was glad that he still had his daddy's touch when it came to getting those election results just right. He also said that having a new cultural mix would ... wait ... oh, yeah? Obama? You sure?



The Envelope Please?

It did my heart good to see that both Indigo and Grouchy Old Cripple were able to cast their votes. It took a while but I did the deed as well.

It was nice to see little Johnny Edwards on TV this morning. He was in full litigation mode, promising to rip this nation apart, just to show his solidarity against the war on terror. Good boy!

George Soros is looking for a monastery this morning where he can continue trading. I hope he has better luck than Alec Baldwin did. MoveOn and Mickey Moore are licking each other's ... ... wounds? Something like that.

Like everyone else, I plan on keeping a very close eye on this, but it appears that it will take an act of God for Kerry to win.

And I think Mr Kerry went and pissed Him off.


02 November, 2004

Go Vote!

Just F'kin Do It! We Need This Man!

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Just Do It, Dammit!

The Spouse has an excuse for not lining up at the polling station today - she's an alien and cannot vote. For that reason she also stays away from any political discussions.

I'm getting ready to go as I type this, since I have to drive to a VA hospital later today.

This has been the most evil campaign I have seen in my 53 years on this rock. Both sides have played fast and loose. But one thing has become very clear: do not listen to the polls or the pundits about how only a handful of states matter. Many of those pollsters have a vested interest in who shows up leading in their poll.

Regardless of where you live or what "color" your state is, go out, get in line and vote. Remember the picture of Truman holding up the newspaper with the headline "Dewey Wins"? Your vote could be the one that tips your state into the candidate's column.

I don't care who you support. You can say all you want, then go into that booth and vote the other way - no one will ever know. Just get out and VOTE!


01 November, 2004

Another Minority Being suppressed by Bush!

If you're not yet a Scrappleface Junkie, you don't know what you're missing! (by definition, I guess) .

In this morning's offering, Scott Ott explores Kerry's moral indignation over the Bush people trying to suppress yet another minority group - the trial lawyers at the polling places!

(sharp intake of breath) Shock! Horror! Oh, the Humanity!


Gen. Wesley Crusher

Just now heard Wesley Clark on Fox - he's talking about how we should "get together with our allies to define just what 'terrorism' is, determine standards of proof, what are the elements of the crime".

Well, excuse the fuck out of me! A former (Clinton) General and they're still talking of terrorism (whatever that is!) as a law enforcement problem - like gambling or prostitution!

And he said that on international television!

Kerry's people are fucked in the head. Can you picture Wesley Crusher as Secretary of Defense under Kerry?

And people wonder why a Kerry Presidency scares the shit out of me!!


It's A Conspiracy!

I don't know if this has occurred to anyone else, but ...

BinLaden send us a tape that's 18 minutes long.

Nixon's tapes were missing 18 minutes!

A coincidence? I think not!


Win the Peace? What's That?

The Baptist Board has put up some interesting "statistics" that I think just about everyone has seen before.

One thing that wasn't mentioned in this, and I think really needs pointing out, is that in each case where a President has led us into war in the past, NOT ONE of them had a plan for winning the peace! Not a single one of them!

What warped, twisted little mind came up with this concept? How have they managed to get even one American to believe this shit?

I'm at a loss.


Why He's Voting For Bush

Ben Stein, one of the "Hollywood" crowd that you don't hear much about, has put on his blog his reasons for voting for President Bush.

It's clear, concise and I think voices what many other Americans believe.

If you have the time, have a look at some of the other things Ben wrote. An intelligent man who happens to work in Hollywood - who'd a thunk it?


A Little Piece Of Bronze

As I type this, I'm looking at a little piece of bronze.

On the front it has a crown at the top, and an engraving of Australia and New Zealand with the Southern Cross. At the bottom is the name "Ainsworth".

On the back it shows a soldier with a mule, the year "1915" and the word "ANZAC".

This little medal was given to my spouse's grandfather. He was one of the ANZACS who fought at Gallipoli in World War One. This was another of those typical situations where the English supplied the officers and Australia and New Zealand supplied the canon fodder. Even at this late stage, most of the British officers held their positions because their "class" allowed them to buy their commissions.

The slaughter there was horrendous. No one who lived through it ever spoke of it again.

Australians also fought in World War Two. They lost too many of their men on the Kakoda Trail in New Guinea and elsewhere.

Australians fought with us in Korea and Viet Nam as well. The VC and NVA hated the Aussies because their discipline in the bush was so much better than that of the Americans.

The Aussies came in on Gulf War One and are now with us in Gulf War Two. At least since the fiasco at Gallipoli the ANZACS fought under their own leadership, and fought because Australia as a nation saw something worth fighting for.

And John Kerry has the nerve to dismiss these people out of hand as being "bribed and coerced"?

For this, and so many other reasons, he disgusts me and I truly fear for America should he be able to buy his way into the White House through vote fraud.


I HATE It When That Happens!

Damn Blogspot did it to me again!

After spending about 45 minutes working on a blog, it decides not to play and just drops everything into the Great Bit Bucket In The Sky.

Of course, it's all gone. There's no copy of it anywhere. And truth be told, I can't be bothered to try and recreate the damn thing all over again.

A wonderful start to Monday.


John Kerry - International Hero!

It looks like John Kerry, the man who said that so many European leaders wanted him elected, has managed to piss off another of our allies. After dismissing the Iraqi Prime Minister and the Polish President as mere pawns and puppets, he's now gone after the Prime Minister of Australia because John Howard had the lack of grace to say that he hopes that Bush wins.

I guess that it really doesn't matter, since Australia is on Kerry's list of the "coerced and bribed" nations, but why in Hell woould Kerry go out of his way to alienate the allies we already have for a vain hope of bringing Western Europe to the table? France and Germany have already said that they don't care who the next President is, they will not join the reindeer games.

What is causing Kerry to keep doing this? Does he think that once the war on terror is wrapped up he'll be able to play kissy-face with these countries and all will be forgiven? Does he honestly believe he'll be able to wrap up the war on terror without outright surrender?

Remember - the Australians lost many of their own people in the bombing at Bali. They also had one of their embassies bombed in Indonesia. The Australians may be a relatively small nation as far as population, but they play for keeps!


More Random Thoughts

The New York Post has printed an editorial about Osama's tape, and why it means that Bush MUST be re-elected.

MamaMontezz has a cute little article about Mel Reynolds joining Je$$e Jack$on's Rainbow PU$H Coalition.

ElBacardi of the UN's AEIOU Nuclear DumDums says that, of course, there's nothing political about them holding on to a report for almost TWO YEARS so they could release it just before the re-election of their most loved bosom buddy, President Bush. Check the date on the PDF File - it's January 14th, 2003! (whadda know - my birthday!)