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 March, 2005

No Respect, No Class

It's now almost nine hours since Terri Schiavo passed away, yet "protesters" are still outside of the hospice. Why?

Terri wasn't the only person at that location. The people who decided to help the media turn Terri's death into a three-ring circus managed to do nothing more than show the rest of the world how little they cared about anyone else. The family members of the others in the hospice were subjected to the yelling and screaming of these idiots, and they surely didn't deserve that.

As far as I can see, they didn't care about Terri or anyone else. They just wanted a stage to show how friggin' ignorant they are.

And they succeeded.


Terrorist Prick Arrested

Thanks to Four Right Wing Wackos for the link.

From an AP report at Yahoo:

An animal rights activist was arrested on a domestic terrorism charge after seven years on the run in connection with the release of thousands of minks from commercial farms.

Peter Daniel Young, 27, could face life in prison if convicted of all charges, including conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce and animal enterprise terrorism, according to court papers.

For those who aren't aware of this, in every case so far where one of these assholes releases animals into the wild, none of the animals survive. They don't have what it takes.

Go to Yahoo and read the whole article - how he was arrested and what he had on him. It's a real hoot!


It's So Easy ... ...

Ya know, most of the time Boy Wonder is pretty sharp (genes will tell - his mothers) but there's one time recently when he worried me.

While watching some mindless thing on TV, the GEICO ad came on - you know the one - about Cavemen? Well, Boy Wonder thought the ad was terrible. He couldn't understand what they were trying to say.

Personally, I think the ad is brilliant. I told him to think of any ethnic joke he could. Being from the Chicago area, Polish jokes were the favorites. Then I told him to envision saying that joke on TV today.

The penny dropped. He groaned. He cried. He hurled. He almost laughed.

It doesn't matter what you say or who your audience is these days. Someone, somewhere is going to be mortally wounded by your comments and will quite happily try to sue the shit out of you.

That's why I always try to get the biggest bang for my buck. If I'm going to insult anyone, it's gonna be a doozy!!


Testicles In The News

The following is from Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird:

In February, Amanda Monti, 24, of Birkenhead, England, was sentenced to 30 months in jail for ripping off one of her ex-boyfriend's testicles with her bare hands in a rage over his refusal to have sex. (According to witnesses, Monti briefly hid the testicle in her mouth, but a friend retrieved it and handed it back to the man, saying, "That's yours.") [Reuters, 2-10-05]

Also in February, Welsh rugby fan Geoff Huish, 26, was so certain Wales would lose to England that he told club patrons in Caerphilly that he'd "cut (his) balls off" if Wales won. Immediately following Wales' 11-9 victory, Huish went home, fulfilled his promise, and walked, gingerly, back to the club to show that he was a "man" of his word. [Reuters, 2-8-05]

It just goes to show that there's stuff out there that even I couldn't make up!


30 March, 2005

ACLU Picks Mexico Over U.S.A.

Like many of you who read this, I swore an oath to protect this Country against "all enemies, foreign or domestic."

After reading this article by Michelle Malkin, I think it's past time that we start living up to that oath and start protecting this Nation against one of the worst enemies we have ever faced.

When the ACLU threatens Americans because they exercise their First Amendment Rights, it's past time for action to be taken.


We Have A Winner?

Bruce over at Mass Backwards thinks he has a winner in the category of Gun Fearing Wuss. I haven't checked this with Kim DuToit yet - he may have one to trump this one.

Anyone else out there have a candidate for GFW of the Month / Quarter / Year?

Let's hear from you!


Feeding Tubes for Everyone

It was really nice to see Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson show up in Florida over the weekend. Whether he went on his own or someone sent for him, he couldn't have looked more out of place. Of course, he had to try and turn the Schiavo case for his own uses.

While noting that he thought the tube should be reinserted, Jackson said the government should do more to feed all hungry and disadvantaged Americans:

"I implore them to apply this same passion for Terri Schiavo to the young
infants and children dying of starvation and lack of prenatal and postnatal
care," Jackson said in a statement released by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, his
Chicago-based group. "Those on food stamps need a feeding tube to fend off

Rep. Melvin L. Watt, who I hate to admit is my own representative in Congress and chairman of the CBC, had to jump in with Jesse:

"I'm wondering how many children are going to bed hungry tonight and how many we could feed with (the) amount of money" that Congress has spent on the case, he
said on the House floor. "How many feeding tubes have we withdrawn by our own
indifference in this body?"

Of course, if the parent (normally) of those "poor starving kids" would give the crack a miss for a day or so and actually decide to care for their own children, it would take care of a whole bunch of this alleged starving children.

Of course I realize that this makes me a very bad man, and quite likely guilty of a hate crime because I dare to express what I believe is the truth.


Southern Pride

Charlie Daniels is at it again. Seems he spends half his life pissing off (or pissing on) the Elite of this Nation, and doing it in style.

If you're lookin' for a heapin' helpin' of Grumpy Redneck home truths, Charlie is the man to see!


No Limits

Back in 2003, when our troops took a breather on the way to Baghdad, the MSM called it a "Vietnam Quagmire".

When one of the troops decides they don't want to be green anymore deserts - here or in Canada - it's all over the news, normally with the news sympathetic to the deserter.

But you get a story like this one, and you have to dig to find it, because you just f'kin KNOW that no one in the MSM is going to let it see the light of day!

It should make a lot of folks out there ashamed, knowing that the hard-chargers in this story are going far beyond what's required to get the job done.


Plain Speaking

I just came back from the Sailor's site, where he's posted a column by Doc Farmer that's required reading for anyone in this country who would like to avoid another terrorist attack.

The numbers of illegals coming across our borders on a daily basis would not be tolerated by any other nation on this planet! Why are we putting up with it?

Is it because we've grown so fat and happy with our fast foods and cable TV (bread & circuses) that we can't see the problem, or is it that we no longer have the balls to protect what is ours?

One last thing before you go read that column - I'd love to have about 5 minutes alone with the fuckwit who first uttered the phrase, "they're just doing the jobs that Americans won't do." Who the fuck do you think did those jobs before they were taken away?


Try, Try Again

After spending all day yesterday fighting with Blogger's "Internal Server Error" crap, most of what I wanted to say is old news.

But that never slowed me down before.

The Pope now has a feeding tube - Michael Schiavo is suing to have it removed.

Johnnie Cochran passed away from a brain tumor. "If it's in my head, I must be dead!" I understand that appeals have already been lodged on his behalf.

That'll do for now - if I can get this published.


29 March, 2005

How Did I Miss This?

Somehow I missed hearing about any trial on this matter, but I was reading today's yellow journalism sheet and I came across an article stating that a jury has begun deliberations in the New Orleans case of Eddie Jordan, the city's first black district attorney.

It seems that when Mr Jordan took over his office one of the first things he did was to fire 53 employees - clerks, child-support enforcement officers and the like. The reason they were fired? They were white, and he wanted his office to be "more reflective" of the population of New Orleans so he replaced all of these people with blacks.

His counsel said that Mr Jordan had the right to fire anyone he wanted, and that there was no racism or discrimination involved.

Yep. Sure thing, Chief.


28 March, 2005

Fun With Mikey

I see where the Californian Android is in deep kimchee. The judge is allowing evidence of past acts into his trial, so unless he's got the OJ jury there, he'd better get ready to pack his toothbrush.

Can you imagine the look on Bubba's face when they drag MJ in and introduce him as his new roommate? MJ ain't never gonna have to worry about being anal retentive again, and if he thinks his back hurts now, wait til all those big boys get done jumpin' on it! Mikey is gonna be the recreational rquipment!

If he should happen to get time though, he's most likely going to be in a segregation block, as most of the boys in prison don't like molesters of little boys very much.

That would be a shame - putting him in with the general population would make a great Pay-Per-View show!


Undocumented Murderers

This is the type of situation that sickens me.

We have a bunch of illegal aliens from Mexico who have come to our country, form gangs and terrorize the local populations. Once they commit capital murder, though, suddenly they should have representation from the Mexican Counsulate?

This is part of what the Supremes are looking at today - and once again using European laws as a determining factor instead of the Constitution.

They come here illegally. They commit capital offenses. Fuck'em. Fry'em.


Insane HazMat Truckers?

Don't laugh.

According to this from Fox, the TSA is finally getting around to having the FBI do background checks on these drivers of all manner of hazardous materials. I guess that, since the Patriot Act was passed in 2001, you just can't rush these things.

The part of the story that got me was the possible disqualifications listed. "Temporary disqualifying offenses could include people convicted of some felonies or who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the past seven years. People released from prison in the last five years for sexual assault with intent to murder, kidnapping or hostage taking, and those with immigration violations also would be disqualified.

Treason, espionage and murder convictions are among the crimes that would permanently disqualify drivers from getting or keeping their hazardous material endorsements."

Kidnapping? Hostage taking? Insanity? Sexual assualt with intent to murder? These are temporary disqualifications?

I guess the TSA had to finish fucking up the nation's air carriers before they could spend any time on this.

Sleep safe, knowing the TSA has your best interests at heart.


27 March, 2005

Cajun's Delectables

There's a new recipe at Mostly Cajun's site - this one is for Pickled Eggs, and it sounds great.

If you haven't seen any of Cajun's recipes before, go over and thumb through his files. The food coming out of these is fantastic and the directions are usually hilarious.

Food should be fun. Making it should be fun, too. With Mostly Cajun you're guaranteed both.


26 March, 2005


If there's anyone out there who's not familiar with Norman Liebmann's Firehat site, it's most definitely your loss.

You can head there from my blogroll, or try this, this, this or this.

All of them have something guaranteed to piss off somebody! And make you laugh 'til the tears come.

(Another unsolicited testiclemoanial from GOC in WS)


On Our Borders

We did used to have borders, didn't we?

I really was going to write about this, and how our Center Left Prez is handing the keys of the kingdom to anyone who can follow a compass North.

Once I read what Raging Dave at Four Right Wing Wackos wrote, tho, I knew I couldn't top that.

Besides, he does it with such understated couth and gentlemanly language. Fuckin' Right, Dave - give 'em hell!


In Other News ...

According to the AP, Prince Rainier III of Monaco appeared to be losing his fight against heart, lung and kidney failure, with his doctors increasingly pessimistic about the chances of survival for the 81-year-old ruler of one of Europe’s oldest dynasties.

He made big news here in the U.S. when he married Grace Kelly in the mid-50's.

The Prince has ruled this tiny municipality since 1959, so most of his people wouldn't remember having any other leader - kinda like Cuba but on the saint end of the scale, not Castro's asswipe end.

- - - -

In Iraq on Friday, again according to the AP, at least 1,524 members of the U.S. military had died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. I'm glad they've been keeping that body count for us. As we all know from Viet Nam, body counts mean a lot.

Also Saturday, a senior Iraqi defense ministry official said Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces detained 121 suspected insurgents and uncovered a massive weapons cache — including car bombs, mortar rounds and machine guns — during a joint raid at Musayyib, south of Baghdad.


Another ACLU Target?

If you haven't already seen it, Ollie North has an excellent column today about our military Chaplains.

These men of God are mostly overlooked, but the services they provide are incalculable. I have no doubt that these men will be one of the ACLU's next targets in their separation of Church and State.

Will we sit quietly by and allow this to happen?


25 March, 2005

A Big Win for the Good Guys

Chuck over at You Bigmouth, You! has a couple of articles about Fun With Dick And Jane In The Sand Box. It'll make you all gooey inside.

Kick some ass. Kick some more ass. Repeat as necessary.


An Old-Timer Returns!

One of the original blogrollers on this site got dropped some time ago - they must have taken a nap or something - but they look to be back. And with a vengence!

Pith & Vinegar - Welcome Home!


Poor Baby!

It's getting to where you can't depend on anything these days!

Poor Jeremy Hinzman - here he went to all the trouble of deserting from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC, using the Underground Railroad to transport him the furthest reaches of Toronto, only to find that the Canadian government won't give him political asylum!

Just because he voluntarily joined the United States Army, volunteered for Airborne status, why - he might face some "social discrimination" if he were to be sent back to the United States.

There are quite a few others sitting up in the Great Frozen North who are not unmoved by this decision. They might have to stay underground for the forseeable future.

As a statement from the Army said yesterday, "Each of us volunteered to serve, and the vasy majority serve honorably. AWOL and desertion are crimes that go against Army values, degrade unit readyness and, in time of war, may put the lives of other soldiers at risk."


Get Dan Rather NOW!!

I know this is relatively old news, but this story from my mate Sailor just tickles my fancy (and I love when that happens!)

Secret documents - the bad ol' 'Publicans making talking points in their weirding rooms around vats of indeterminate contents being stirred by child laborers - Oh, the horror of it all! Oh, the Humanity!

Of course, the docs are very poorly made frauds, but that hasn't stopped the MSM in the past, has it?

Poor Dan - where are you now that we really need you?

(I figured the professionals would be all over this - see Michelle Malkin as well)


This is Gonna Get Exciting!

According to this story from Fox, the U.S. is going to give F-16 nuclear-capable fighters to both India and Pakistan.

Who in Hell decided that this is a good thing? Pakistanis and Indians do not play well with each other. They have never played well with each other.

Now they both have nuclear arsenals. We are going to give them the aircraft to deliver these arsenals. And no one in our government has a problem with that?



Is It My Imagination?

I see where another Amber Alert has been issued this morning for a 10 year old girl in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It seems like these abductions are becoming more and more prevalent.

I'd like to see a study done comparing the draconian laws relating to legal firearm possession to the rise of child abductions, rapes and murders. Especially on a state by state basis.

My whole extended family is getting to the point where kids go nowhere without an escort, when outside they play in the fenced back yard only, and as much as I detest the concept I'm thinking of getting the kids tagged like a Lo-Jack.

This really sucks, don't it?


Bitter and Twisted

I spent yesterday as far from computers and news as I could get. The Media Circus and Death Watch surrounding one woman in Florida has gotten past my ability to deal with it.

"At least 15 dead at a refinery explosion in Texas, but now back to Terri Schiavo ..." "Ten dead in Minnesota, but first this breaking news from the Appeals Court ..."

I'm surprised that the MSM have even found the time or space to announce Amber Alerts.

Look, I'm sorry she's in the condition she's in. I'm sorry that Terri's parents haven't gotten any relief from the court system. But there comes a time when reality has to kick in - when all options have been exhausted you have to somehow move from denial to acceptance.

Can the rest of us make that move?


23 March, 2005

'Nuff Said

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Like Edgar Cayce, I do my best work when I'm asleep, so I'm going to don my Karnak Beanie and ...

I predict that schools nationwide will go on Double Secret Less Than Zero Tolerance. Anyone with a weapon, such as a sharp implement or a heavy item, will be arrested. Pens, pencils and text books will disappear.

I predict that there's going to be a run on Do It Yourself Living Will Kits. This will peter out after ten days and 90% will never be filled out.

I predict that, by the end of this year, 8 out of every 10 persons in this country will be accused of sex offenses - except Michael Jackson. After all, he's just pimpin'.

I predict that the Fulton County Sheriff's Department will attempt to blame the deceased for their current fiasco. Failing that, they'll blame the judges - after all, no judges, no problems.

Waddaya know? I'm Psychotic - or sumpin.


Crash. Burn. Giggle.

The Curator at the Museum of Left Wing Lunacy picked up something from Drudge that could be a hoot - and very satisfying.

Seems that Air America (no, not the Mel Gibson, CIA - the other one) was being filmed by HBO for a documentary called "Left of the Dial" showing the money flow (there wasn't any) and the respect these performers had for each other (seems quite a few didn't know who anyone was).

Check HBO on March 31st for this. I'll have to get someone to tape it for me.

A reason to live for at least six more days! Thanks, guys!


A Sea Change

If you've noticed a change in my blog today, very perceptive of you!

It's another shitty day in Paradise - rainy, windy and chilly. The change of weather fronts always makes my various bodily aches & pains light up like a f'kin Christmas tree (can I say that? Maybe a Holiday tree?) When you combine that with a case of the blahs brought on by:

Fulton County, GA.
Jessica Lunsford.
Terri Schiavo.
Red Lake, MN
school shootings.

And on ad nauseum. So I'm going to try to dig out some of the weird and wonderful of the world while listening to a truckload of Stevie Ray Vaughan. If it wasn't for the drugs, I'd crack open a nice bottle of Penfolds Shriaz to split with Boy Wonder.

That might come later. Y'all are invited to join in!


Another Pity Party

I always love a good pity party, but this time it's a private one. The Arrogant Ass Who Would Be King of Baseball had a good cry yesterday with his adoring press surrounding him.

Barry Bonds has always associated arrogance with skill. Now that he's got a widdle boo-boo on his knee he's throwing a teary-eyed chin quiver bigger than his ego (is that even possible?)

Go over and read this opinion piece from MSNBC. To me, it's another feel-good story.


Not In Our Neighborhood!

A feel-good story to start the day. This is from the AP:

"Shopkeepers and residents on one of Baghdad's main streets pulled out their own guns yesterday and killed three insurgents when hooded men began shooting at passers-by, giving a rare victory to civilians increasingly frustrated by the violence bleeding Iraq.

The clash in the capital's Doura neighborhood erupted when militants in three cars sprayed bullets at shoppers. Three people - a man, a woman and a child - were wounded."

(emphasis mine)

It may be considered rare now, but it's happening more and more - earlier this month seven terrorists got their 72 raisins handed to them by a group of townsmen south of Baghdad.

No, it's not time to fold up our tents and fade silently into the night, but with the determination of the local populace to get mad as hell and not take it any more, I'm starting to get a slight case of the warm fuzzies about this.


22 March, 2005

While I'm At It

This has always been a personal favorite - a shrink could have a ball with that!

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The Shade Tree Mechanic?

After watching Boy Wonder raising the suspension on his Jeep, I remembered this cartoon and it seems as good a time as any for it.

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Who Loves Ya, Baby?

I see where the USA cable network is doing a remake of Kojak with Ving Rhames in the title role. That could be interesting.

Especially since Theo Kojak was Greek.

Details, details.


Again, Without the Emotion

The Federal court didn't work out quite like people thought it would, did it? It's now almost certain that Terri Schiavo will pass away in the next week or so.

In the meantime, a couple of questions.

Right now across this country, people are going through the exact same thing. What made this case special? Was it that her parents cried pity to the national MSM, who saw a human interest story? And who decided that Michael Schiavo was to be portrayed as the Devil Incarnate in all of this?

There's not one person out here in the Blogosphere that knows all of the facts in this case. We've been manipulated in what has been presented to us as well.

All I can do is pray that this type of situation doesn't occur in my family, and wish everyone else the same.


21 March, 2005

The Geezer Brigade!

I just heard on the news that the Army has raised the age limit for Reservists and National Guardsmen from 34 to 39. That could be one of the smartest moves they've made in years!

That could lead to a lot of guys with bad attitudes signing up - or signing up again. There has been jokes floating around the internet for years about putting the geezers back in uniform. Looks like the Army paid attention.

Now if we can get the Marines and Navy on board with this ... ...


A Tax Cut? In Europe?

Yes - it appears that a European leader is actually considering cutting taxes - by as much as six percent.

UberFuherer Gerhard Schroeder is the culprit, according to El Calamaro Grande. A short article, but very, very sweet. With unemployment in Germany over 12%, I guess he must have run out of 5 Year Plans to cover this.


A Political Football?

So Congress has taken action in this case. Should it have? I don't know. I know what my gut tells me about this, but that's not usually admissable.

CNN says "Although a highly partisan issue, 47 Democrats joined 156 Republicans in voting for the bill following more than three hours of passionate debate on Capitol Hill."

On MSNBC, the only ones quoted as playing politics with this were Democrats. FoxNews made very little mention of political motives in their main story.

For anyone thinking that this act can be used for any other person, here's the act itself:


For the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida shall have jurisdiction to hear, determine, and render judgment on a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo for the alleged violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life.


Any parent of Theresa Marie Schiavo shall have standing to bring a suit under this Act. The suit may be brought against any other person who was a party to State court proceedings relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain the life of Theresa Marie Schiavo, or who may act pursuant to a State court order authorizing or directing the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life. In such a suit, the District Court shall determine de novo any claim of a violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo within the scope of this Act, notwithstanding any prior State court determination and regardless of whether such a claim has previously been raised, considered, or decided in State court proceedings. The District Court shall entertain and determine the suit without any delay or abstention in favor of State court proceedings, and regardless of whether remedies available in the State courts have been exhausted.


After a determination of the merits of a suit brought under this Act, the District Court shall issue such declaratory and injunctive relief as may be necessary to protect the rights of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution and laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life.


Notwithstanding any other time limitation, any suit or claim under this Act shall be timely if filed within 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act.


Nothing in this Act shall be construed to create substantive rights not otherwise secured by the Constitution and laws of the United States or of the several States.


Nothing in this Act shall be construed to confer additional jurisdiction on any court to consider any claim related--
(1) to assisting suicide, or(2) a State law regarding assisting suicide.


Nothing in this Act shall constitute a precedent with respect to future legislation, including the provision of private relief bills.


Nothing in this Act shall affect the rights of any person under the Patient Self- Determination Act of 1990.


It is the Sense of Congress that the 109th Congress should consider policies regarding the status and legal rights of incapacitated individuals who are incapable of making decisions concerning the provision, withholding, or withdrawal of foods, fluid, or medical care.


20 March, 2005

Stupid Democrat Tricks

File this one under "Stupid Democrat Tricks"

Here in Winston Salem, NC, we had a great camp ground at a place called Tanglewood Park. Since this was run by the Forsyth County government, the camp ground was closed a few years ago due to a "lack of funds".

Recently a private company asked to be able to lease this camp ground, restoring it to its beautiful condition. The response of the Forsyth County Deputy Commissioner who oversees this park?

"It's not high on our priority list, and besides, the people who would use it aren't from this county anyway."

Well, no shit, Sherlock! The people who'd use it are normally called "tourists". "Tourists" normally spend money in the local economy. That is money the city of Winston Salem and Forsyth County could really use.

Unbelievable. Wait, strike that - I guess it's all too believable.


Two Years On

Yesterday marked two years since the start of Shock & Awe.

Isn't it bloody typical that CNN runs this story, MSNBC runs this, and, of course, the BBC goes with this.

FoxNews basically are just reporting the same as the BBC but without the screeching.

Maybe I'm just not looking deeply enough, or not looking in the right places. I can't see any comparisons of Iraq (or Afghanistan, for that matter) to Japan, Italy or Germany two years after WWII ended.

Just the same barking moonbats crying that Iraq has freedom where they should still be under Saddam Hussein's heel.

Saddam good, Bush bad. Hell, as we saw earlier, even terrorists good, US military bad - just ask Communist newspaper writers of fiction.


Sorry About Yesterday

But I was having too much fun outside playing with grand daughters and my dog - and falling flat on my back - to think of anything suitably pointless or inane to report on.

I'll try to do better. Even if it's just about cheerleaders doing a bump and grind for the masses.

Just as soon as The Happy Pills kick in.


Now Here's a Surprise!

The following is from Brit Hume:

"The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to urge Mayor Gavin Newsom to lower the flag over city hall to half-staff — a way of expressing the board's opposition to the war in Iraq.

Mayor Newsom, who incidentally also opposes the war, has refused. He says
the flag is traditionally lowered only by order of the governor or the

One board member called Newsom's decision "deplorable." But a spokesman for the mayor says that board member should "join us in criticizing President Bush and supporters of this war — not the people who actually agree with him."

San Francisco? REALLY??

It's nice to see these asswipes fighting amongst themselves as to who can be the biggest losers.


19 March, 2005


Jessica Lunsford.

May her murderer roast in Hell for all eternity.

Terri Schiavo.

See above.

If Judge Greer is so damned determine to make certain this woman dies, why not at least show her some humanity and dignity? Give her an overdose of morphine or something. Forcing anyone to starve to death is about as inhuman an act as you can commit.

Today showed me, once again, why we need brave men to stand against the darkness. I feel dirty just being the same species as these animals.


Just curious - if Congress acts on this case, will the bill affect only Terri Schiavo, or will it apply to the thousands of patients in nursing homes and neurological wards across this country who are being forced to go through this very same thing?

And, since her only outside support was the feeding tube, why wasn't she allowed to go outside in a wheelchair? She could have been exposed to so much more stimuli.


18 March, 2005

Better Living Thru Chemistry

Another afternoon of fun and frolic, folks!

I got to spend it with a P-Shrink at the VA, and she decided what I need is - - More Drugs!!

Now if I can only find my Junior Space Kadet wings, I'm all set!


Private Johnson Beharry, VC

Private Beharry, the driver of a Warrior armored vehicle, received the Victoria Cross for his actions in Iraq. I believe this is the first VC awarded since 1982, and the first to a living soldier since 1965.

He "carried out two individual acts of great heroism by which he saved the lives of his comrades." according to the citation.

In the first, he led a six-vehicle convoy through heavy fire in the southern Iraq town of Amarah in May 2004, delivering the soldiers to a secure area and returning twice to the vehicle under fire to carry the wounded to safety.

A month later, his vehicle was again hit and he suffered head injuries but was able to drive his colleagues to safety.

Beharry is still recovering from brain surgery.

For anyone out there who's ignorant about such things, the Victoria Cross is Britain's highest award - and although they hate the comparison, it's roughly equal to the U.S. Medal of Honor.



Charles Krauthammer has a column today about President Bush's MidEast policies and the reactions the left has made to them.

The way things have gone in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, this could easily have been a "Nyaa Nyaa - Told You So" type of column, but it isn't. He has some things to say about the International Leftists and their support (or lack thereof) for the Common Man over the years.

And it ain't pretty, but it needs saying - often.


17 March, 2005

Just Askin'

Are the Socialists and Communists in this country going to do to the word "Progressive" the same thing they did to the word "Liberal?"

Or what homosexuals did to a perfectly innocent word like "Gay?"

Let's face it - the SocCom community is anything but liberal or progressive, and I haven't seen very many gay homosexuals lately, have you?

Let the games begin! Tell me what you really think.


This Should Be Fun!

According to this news piece from the AP by way of Fox, Jerusalem has been 'selected' as the site for the World Pride Parade this coming summer.

The "WorldPride Parade", last held in Rome in 2000, is a 10-day event including street parties, workshops and a gay film festival. In Rome it attracted about 10,000 peepul.

Let's see - take the home of Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews, extremely conservative Christians and a large devout Muslim population and turn it into ten days of Gay Pride street theater. What a wonderful idea!

What? Doesn't Jerusalem have enough problems?


You NEED To Read This

I know, lately this Marine has been holding a lovefest with the Big Squid, what with referrals and all. A circlejerk searching for a pivot man.

Forget all that crap. This is something you absolutely have to read.

This is some explosive data about the McCain Feingold muzzle that's been foisted on the American people that, if verified, needs to be shouted from every rooftop in the Nation.

It's that important. Trust me!


It's A Conspiracy!

If Road Runner isn't shutting me down, Blogger is!

It just took the better part of an hour to get that last post up. Any suggestions for a different free (or very cheap) service that's just a tad more reliable?

I'm listening.


Sick-Making in Seattle

The Armed Privateer has unearthed something that took place at West Seattle High School that made me sick.

Three pro-military speakers were invited to the school, and what they walked into, well, you just have to read it for yourselves. Personally, I think this is actionable.

I looked for any mention of this at SondraK, but couldn't find anything. I'll do some more searching later.


A Lack of Posts

I really haven't slacked off as much as it appears - for this last week it has been almost impossible for me to get online, especially in the evenings.

Of course, Road Runner here in the Triad insist that there's no problem. the fact that I can't receive email or even get my homepage to display, well, I guess there's something in the water. It just couldn't be that they're having any issues such as signing up more users that they can support, could it?

Both Boy Wonder and I have been in the tech field for some time - me, software; him, hardware. Between the two of us we can pretty well isolate most problems. This problem has us beat. Yesterday I couldn't get on after 5:00pm. Who knows what today will bring?

Am I going to have to become a "Grave Shift Worker" in order to keep this blog a going concern?


There Are Differences?

If you haven't already been over to Ann Coulter this morning, go have a read.

The only hint I'll give is this:

There's a very good reason that the United States Marine Corps remains the only branch of service that has not broken to the feminist will and hold men and women to the same watered-down standards in Boot Camp.


16 March, 2005

"Ask Me If I Care"

That pretty much sums up LtCol Rutledge's reply to UAW President Ron Gettlefinger's back down yesterday.

Yeah, the entire situation is petty, but I think it shows the Marines can teach the UAW a whole shitload when it comes to the meaning of the word "Solidarity". You screw with us once, you will never get a second chance.

It seems Gettlefinger suffers from the Stalinist version of "short man" disease. His union has gotten to the point that Ford Crown Victoria's are not allowed to park in their sacred grounds, along with such "foreign" makes as the Nissan Titan and the Honda Accord - both vehicles being wholly made in the United States.

Don't get me wrong - the members of the UAW Veterans Committees do yeomans work to help our Nation's vets - they support homes and help vet's in VA hospitals, as well as holding "Stand Down" get togethers across the country where they give free assistance to veterans down on their luck - and in all of this, they don't ask and they don't really care what the vet's politics are.

They also disseminate tons of information on such things as PTSD, Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome. One group set up a Round Table for spouses of veterans to help them understand what their vet is going through.

All of this is laudable and I hope they not only keep it going but can expand it - but, as a wise old First Shirt once told me,

"One 'Aw Shit' wipes out 50 'Attaboys'".

Once again, this Marine has to thank the Sailor for the link.


15 March, 2005

When Physics Fails

Right now I'm watching a show on the Science Channel about supermassive black holes.

Now, I'm the kind of guy who reads books on String Theory and books by Stephen Hawking with the vain hope that I'll be able to understand some of it.

Something said in this show got me thinking (no small task). Apparently the very center of a supermassive black hole is something called "The Singularity", and trying to describe it is not currently possible because neither Newtonian Physics nor Quantam Mechanics hold the key.

This is apparently the same problem science is having with "The Singularity" prior to The Big Bang. The mathematics needed to determine what is (or was) out there has yet to be invented - and may never be invented.

And many of these scientists are very quick to deny the possible existence of a Supreme Being.

Go figure.


Academic Excellence

Oh, the gentle give-and-take, the playful banter that takes place when scientific studies are discussed in this Nation's most prestegious halls of learning.

What a wonderful example it sets for the open and honest discussions of further studies to come! I await each new scientific foray into the truth of our world with breathless anticipation!



Since I'm not going anywhere, and no one is expected here, it looks like I've survived another Ides of March - unless the Devil Dog gets frisky later.

Everyone else make it through?

If you didn't, don't answer that one, OK?


Danny Joe Brown, RIP

It's a sad day here in the South - and for fans of Southern Rock the world over.

Danny Joe Brown passed away yesterday from complications of diabetes. He was 53.

Danny was the lead singer for Molly Hatchet, known for "Gator Country", "Flirtin' With Disaster" and many other great screaming guitar songs.

He will be missed by this transplanted Northerner, I can tell you that.


A Testimonial

If you haven't been to Sailor in the Desert lately, you should go there NOW!

He's changed his format significantly and is doing a lot more writing - and it's definitely worth reading.

I can only see one thing that has remained the same - he's still a Big Squid - but that's a good thing.


A Change of Heart?

Not bloody likely!

According to this article I got from the Big Squid, UAW President Gettelfinger had seen the reaction of the vast number of Americans over his decision to ban Marine Reservists from using his parking lot if their car wasn't American-made(?) or had a "Bush" sticker on it. He now says he's changed his mind and the Marines will be allowed to park there. [sarcasm on]How nice[sarcasm off].

Part of Gettelfinger's statement reads:

"I have reconsidered and reversed my decision not to allow Marine reservists to park non-union made vehicles or vehicles displaying Bush stickers at Solidarity House on weekends."

"Some people may have thought my orginal decision reflected a lack of support for the Marine Corps and the service of Marine reservists."

Now THAT has to be one of the original 'no shitters' of all time, fuckwit!


Interesting Reading

If you have some time on your hands, I highly recommend you go to the State of the Media website and read through their report on journalistic trends last year, and how these stack up against previous years.

This report gives a comprehensive breakdown by type of media, time of day, amount of opinion or undisclosed sources and much, much more.

Each of us has their own ingrained beliefs about how the media operates - or doesn't - so don't be surprised if it doesn't match your own pet theories.

Personally, I've never claimed to be other than an opinionated old bastard and a link whore, so I escaped under their radar!


14 March, 2005

Fun & Games with Sinn Fein

According to this, this and this, the IRA is in deep dog doo on both sides of the Pond. Hell, if you can't even get Ted Kennedy to lift a pint of Irish Whiskey with you, it must be bad!

I think what the politicians are asking for is a bit much, tho. I douby that many here in the U.S. know who the good Reverend Ian Paisley is (he's the rep in parliament for the Protestants, Adams is the same but for the Catholics), but picture a white Jesse Jackson after taking lots of really, really bad acid.

Now, the current excuse for killing each other is that Great Britain is officially Protestant - CofE specifically. The Republic of Ireland is sovereign, but Northern Ireland is the same as Wales and Scotland - which pisses them off as well, but that's for a different blog.

The Irish have been happily killing each other for centuries for other (or no) reasons. I'm quite certain that if Good Queen Lizzie (God bless 'er - and all who sail in 'er) were to put a stop to the National Religion, the boyos would find something else about each other that they didn't like.

The last time I looked, England wasn't at war with Spain or France any more, so I don't think they have to worry about being suddenly invaded by Catholics; an 'Anti-Reformation' doesn't look to be a starter either. Henry VIII's divorces are a thing of the past, so how 'bout it England? That one requirement that everyone in Britain has to be Protestant has caused enough problems, hasn't it?

Just askin', ya unnerstand.


Beware the ... What?

Been doing some reading at Mostly Cajun, and he's got a really good article up.

Instead of fearing the Neo-Cons, this says you should worry about the Ex-Cons - I'll let you find out what that is for yourself. This originated with Chuck Muth of Muth's Truth.


Bad Back My Ass!

I've been trying not to comment on the Kalifornia Circus going on, but after last week, well ... ...

I've had a bad back for over 25 years - had a spinal fusion that was broken in a car accident seven months later, so I know whereof I speak - and the Kiddie Cuddler definitely did not have a bad back!

First, he was standing ramrod straight - not something he'd be doing with lower back pain; you walk slowly with a slight bend forward. His turning in both directions to wave at his adoring fans? Possibly - just f'kin possibly - he could turn in one direction, but both? It would have grabbed him with pain regardless of any drug shots he may have gotted.

Finally, and I think it came from Conan O'Brien, he shows up wearing pajymas, dishevelled and looking like he just got out of bed - just the image you want to project for a child molestation case!


UAW Strikes Again

In the dim, distant past I was associated with a UAW Veteran's Committee - but this story I found at the Rottweiler's place makes me very glad I no longer have any contact with them.

The UAW has pretty much always disallowed "foreign" cars permission to park in their lots - and in recent years I know that it got down to checking VIN numbers for what had been actually "American" made. Now it turns to, "we support the troops - but not if their car or politics don't agree with ours."

My personal belief is that their definition boils down to what was UAW made. And that really sucks.


Red, White & Blue - Gang Colors?

I've decided to put this at the top of my blog for a while because:
Lark has put a photo of the girl with the necklace in question on the
original entry, and
Ashby, with his typical good taste and understatement, has found another "offender!"

I just got through reading this article at Stark Truth, and my first reaction was "You're shitting me - this must be a joke."

It's no joke. A middle school student made a necklace of red, white and blue beads to recognize and 'help to protect' her uncle and other family who are currently playing in the Kitty Litter.

Go read the whole article and the comments - several are from the mother of the girl involved in this fiasco.

A power-hungry school district goes nuckin' futz.


13 March, 2005

Georgia On My Mind

Jeez - I take a day off and I get a phone call seeing if I'm still alive!

As a former police offier, this Georgia situation really has me upset. I know the number of times I was in court, police were everywhere and we were always armed. The arresting officers in the cases were responsible for looking after their own perps and we never had a problem (that I was aware of).

I believe the Fulton County Sheriff's Office is complicit in the four murders and the severe beating of the 51 year old deputy. I don't care how good she was at her duties, that situation should never have arisen. And just out of curiousity, if he was changing clothes at has been stated in the MSM, why was a woman in the room with him? Would the Sheriff's Office have had a male in with a female getting dressed?

When people heard shots fired, why wasn't the building locked down? This took place on the 8th floor, dammit! Why was he basically given a pat on the ass and let go? Did the rest of the Sheriff's officers hide and cringe when they heard a murderer was loose with a weapon?

Yeah, I'm mildly irritated about this. It looks like the Feds won't be able to hit him with the death sentence over the Customs agent, but can't they do something about the judge? Why was the FBI involved in the search for this guy if there wern't other Federal crimes committed?

Too many questions, no answers forthcoming.


11 March, 2005

One Last Thought for the Evening

I heard somewhere today that it looks like Jane Fonda is going to need a hip replacement.

Maybe they can dig up Uncle Ho and give her one of his?


Indigo's Happy!

Indigo is a very proud Great Grandma - again. A new red-head arrived and she claims it's a girl, but I think the poor child is a bit young to have roles forced on it - the child might decide to be a boy - you never know.

I would say Congratulations, but the Great Grandma usually has no involvement - or control - over the process, does she?


I LOVE This!

I know I'm in for a fight with my Business Manager, aka She Who Must Be Obeyed, but I just have got to have this shirt!

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Beautiful, isn't it? Besides, it's such a lovely picture of Karma!


Another C&S Exclusive

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical has revealed a report from Canadian "experts" on the quality of recruits their Armed Farce is attracting.

Oh, the shame the average Canuck must be feeling!


I'm Stunned. Again.

After spending most of yesterday trying to get up a post - any post - without success, it looks like Blogger is going to let me play with the big kids today.

I gues it's true - you get what you pay for.

While perusing today's issue of the Urinal, two stories jumped out at me. The first was about the anniversary of the Tokyo firebombings in March, 1945. In it we were told what a 'war crime' we had comitted, but there was no explanation as to why it still took over five months before Japan finally surrendered. I don't remember any in the Japanese government falling on their katana over that.

The second story is one of the worst excesses of journalism I think I have ever seen.

A reporter named Jessica Guenzel filed a report of a standoff in the town of Pilot Mountain that ended in an apparent murder suicide. This "reporter" then names both the man and the woman, giving their full street address. The very next line in the story?

"Authorities declined to confirm the identities of the victims, pending notification of family members."

I don't think the police will have to worry about that now, do you? I think they'll get it from the newspaper, like they should, right?


10 March, 2005

Well, I'll Be Damned!

After trying on and off for most of the day, Blogger is finally going to let me post on the blog!

Now I can't remember what I wanted to say - but I'm sure I'll think of something!


09 March, 2005

A Zen Moment

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Brought to you courtesy of Rodger Schultz at Curmudgeonly & Skeptical.

It's a wonderful site. Really.


Patton & St. Peter

Most of you know that Patton was a well known Army General. What you may not know is that Patton hated Marines. As a matter of fact, he hated Marines so much that when he died and went to Heaven, he had only one request of St. Peter before entering:

"St. Peter," said Patton, "I am very happy to have made it to heaven, but before I come in, you must tell me if there are any Marines in Heaven. I'm sick of them. They were always outdoing my Army troops and making us look bad. They always got all the credit as the best fighting force on earth. Now I want to spend eternity in peace, without Marines!"

St Peter chuckled slightly and said, "Patton, you don't have to worry about that. Marines are too wild and crazy for Heaven. We can't have them here; they make too much noise and cause a lot of trouble."

With that, Patton gave a sigh of relief and went on in to Heaven. He decided to take a tour around to see his new eternal home. Patton saw all the wonderous beauties and was smiling and whistling. Then he turned the corner onto Main Street and he saw it. He became furious and went running back to the gates of Heaven.

"St. Peter!" cried Patton, "You promised me there were no Marines in Heaven, but I was just on Main Street and I saw a Marine standing tall and proud in his Dress Blues and shiny shoes. Right there in front of my own eyes!"

St Peter chuckled to himself and said, "Patton, calm down, that's not a Marine. I told you we can't have them in Heaven. That's God, he just thinks he's a Marine.


It Must Be A Trend

I just saw on the ticker at FoxNews where a Michael Shuster of Wisconsin has been arrested for impersonating a Marine Major - complete with ribbons and medals.

He also claimed VietNam service. Apparently he played "Taps" in several military funerals.

He now faces up to one year in Federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

It's nice he played Taps, but that doesn't excuse claiming the Title. See Dan Rather below.


Once A Marine ... ...

I heard something this morning on one of the news shows - I can't remember who said it - that has really got me pissed off.

On more than one occasion I have heard Dan Rather described as "A Former Marine".

Now I hear that he never made it through Boot Camp - the non-hacking mutha!

For those who aren't aware, while you are in Boot you are called everything under the sun except a Marine. You earn that title only when you successfully complete basic training.

So for Dangerous Dan to have claimed to have been a Marine - that's lower than whale shit.


08 March, 2005

The Sacrifical Lamb?

From 1949 until .. what? 1971? We recognized the government in Taipei as The Republic of China. Then came the Nixon trip, UN membership (that demanded the expulsion of the RoC) and suddenly the PRoC had supplanted its "Mouse that Roared" in almost every way.

Now it looks like Beijing has decided that the time is right for it to take over this island nation - by force if they deem it necessary. And who's going to stop them?

In sheer muscle, no nation on Earth would relish taking them on, and even their military technology over the last ten years has grown meteorically, thanks to the Clinton Presidency. Diplomacy only works if both sides decide to be bound to it, so what's left to use as a metaphorical club to restrain Red China?

Trade? Right now the American trade deficit can best be described as "all goods go to America, no goods go to China". So - if there's no real leverage that can be realistically used militarily, diplomatically or through trade, what's left?

Or are the people of Taiwan to be sacrificed?


More on the Socialist Slut

Now we have the Italian Foreigh Minister piping up and saying no, the car wasn't speeding; no, it wasn't ordered to stop.

What? Was he there? Whoremongering prick just wants to stir up more anti-American hatred.

Anyway, the Emperor has more on this here.


But It's Not In Italian

Don't Laugh - It Works!

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07 March, 2005

Just Curious

Since the Dems have decided that personal accounts are such a bad idea, I presume none of them have IRAs or CDs or 401k's.



Hoffman Quits - Awwwww

Elizabeth Hoffman, the President of University of Colorado, has decided to resign.
"It appears to me it is in the university's best interest that I remove the issue of my future from the debate so that nothing inhibits CU's ability to successfully create the bright future it so deserves," Hoffman wrote in her resignation letter.

All together, people: Awwwww.

I remember when Gary Barnett was the football coach at Northwestern. Just about every week there were rumors that he was going to jump ship to a better school - and of course he denied everything, including where he was caught red-handed, until he finally left.

Once he got to Colorado, almost immediately the sex scandals there started. Yep, Elizabeth Hoffman resigning will fix that up.

Then we have Tonto - oops, I'm sorry - Jay Silverheels really was an Indian. The fraud who lied his way into the University and has used his position to denigrate everyone ever since.

Instead of staying at the University, toughing it out and doing what needs to be done, Elizabeth Hoffman cries about "A New McCarthyism" and runs away.

Yep - that'll fix up everything, won't it?


More on the Commie Queen

Sailor has dug up some more info on this, and it's looking more and more like bullshit. Follow the links from him to the others and you'll see for yourself.

The link to the English article on Il Manifesto gives a history of articles by this bitch, and they'll tell you just what her agenda is.

So - no checkpoint, but an American tank or armored vehicle pulled up next to her and fired 300 - 400 rounds! That's a shitload of reloading, no matter what was used.

Think about that - 300 to 400 rounds fired into one vehicle - they all must have been at least .30 cal if they came from an Abrams or a Bradley. And only one dead and two wounded - and the bitch only had one wound in the shoulder!

That must be one incredibly inept group of murderers, huh? The scapegoats are being rounded up as I type this.


Ramadi Madness

Watch for this. If you haven't heard of it, Ramadi Madness is a video supposedly shot by a Florida National Guardsman during their tour in the sandlot.

This video claims to show prisoners being abused by our men, but each and every case has been investigated by the military brass and no charges were preferred.

None. Zero.

This video is going to be used by the NION bunch and the Lollywood wusses to try and show how bad we are.

Know the truth, and it's not what asswipes want you to believe.

Thanks, Wayne, for the tip.


I Got Yer Rights ...

Just reading this by The Pirate King (and it is a glorious thing) about our Inalienable Rights and what they mean to us bloggers now that the McCain Feingold Act may come crawling up our collective asses.

Yeah, sure - you gots rights. Just as long as someone is willing to stand up for them. Them pieces of paper signed by a bunch of dead white guys (you know, the ones you treat like shit?) ain't worth shinin' yer shoes with unless they're backed up.

Don't believe me? Head on over North Korea, China or just about any of the central African states and Demand Your Rights. See how far that gets you.

Poor babies.


Decisions, Decisions

UN "peacekeepers", serving six month stints in the Congo, have managed to leave hundreds of mixed-race children behind - with no support forthcoming from either the "father" or the United Nations.

That's not all they've left behind. Several women have contracted HIV from their "protectors" and had it spread to their husbands and children. In at least one case, a wonam who discovered she had contracted HIV made a point of having unprotected sex with other "peacekeepers" - firstly because she needed the money but also because she no longer cared.

Now there's talk of sending UN Peacekeepers to Lebanon. If I was Lebanese, I'd rather keep the Syrians.


Piling On?

Over the last two days I've published my opinions about this whole Italian Communist "release" and subsequent attempt to run an American checkpoint. The initial response I got was "Nah - couldn't happen!"

Now it looks like the Big Squid is coming on board with the possibility of the troops being set up as scapegoats. Cox & Forkum have also entered the fray.

Both are very much worth visiting and are exposing this "tragedy" for what it really is.


06 March, 2005

A Copper's Sense of Humor

So some cops in Texas have been suspended because their sense of humor about a nightclub fire was "inappropriate".

Ain't dat a bitch!

If they thought those were in bad taste, they better never go into the morgue! Some of the best jokes I've ever heard were in the "Forensic Medical Center".

Cops have always used humor as a release. It beats booze, but it looks like that's all that they're going to have left.


More on Italian Screw-up

From the AP:

"I remember only fire," Sgrena wrote in her newspaper, the communist daily Il Manifesto. "At that point a rain of fire and bullets came at us, forever silencing the happy voices from a few minutes earlier."
Sgrena said the driver began shouting that they were Italian, then "Nicola Calipari dove on top of me to protect me and immediately, and I mean immediately, I felt his last breath as he died on me."

Suddenly, she said, she remembered her captors' words, when they warned her "to be careful because the Americans don't want you to return."

The U.S. military said the Americans used hand and arm signals, flashing white lights and fired warning shots to get the car to stop. But in an interview with Italian La 7 TV, Sgrena said "there was no bright light, no signal."

Let's see - a writer for the Communist rag "Il Manifesto" - who would've guessed? Ya think there could be an agenda there?

"Suddenly she remembered her captor's words." Yeah - they were so good to her for that month that she really owes them a debt of gratitude. Uh huh.

Pure and simple - the Italians screwed the pooch big time on this. Sgrena would have already been disoriented from the release and wouldn't have paid attention to any road blocks - she would have been deep into her own thoughts.

Now it suits the Communist bitch to use this to stir up more hate against the Americans. The investigation ordered by the Italian government had better look into why no one was notified that this little red princess was coming. Apparently Reporters without Borders is looking into this as well (another real shocker).

Where's Eason Jordan when you really need him?

For Michelle Malkin's take on this, go here.