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 August, 2005

A Bittersweet Moment

Since I have been posting sporadically lately, I was very remiss in linking to this - a beautiful sentiment about a wonderful man and a beautiful, resilient woman.

I hope every one of you can say something like this one day.


On the Gulf Coast

I'm not sure, but it seems to me that bussing these people over 300 miles to go from the Superdome to the Astrodome isn't really gaining much - especially since the Astrodome has been pretty much out of commission for some time. But there would be lots of other, smaller venues like Reliant Stadium and others that could take people in more manageable numbers.

While they're shipping folks out of the Gulf, Florida would be able to handle a shitload of them - the 5 Naval Air Stations in Pensacola; Eglin Air Force Base - these alone could handle tens of thousands (as long as you don't mind what they might see in the back lots of Eglin).

When are they going to institute a shoot to kill order for the looters? Whole gun shops have been emptied, pharmacies have had their narcotic safes attacked, hell, even the Children's Hospital had to repel boarders. I can understand people getting food, diapers, things like that - but crates of gym shoes? At least one policeman has been shot in the head. What else will it take?

And on the price of gas going up - one of the local gas stations gets it's tanker deliveries on Thursdays. The same gas that went into the underground tanks at $2.50 a gallon is now $2.95 per gallon. And they say they're not gouging? I know I'm old, but I can remember when our gas prices were tied to OPEC. Now if the futures market says gas will go up next year, the price goes up on the street today.

So far there's been no mention of cholera or typhus, but you know that's coming.

And on final note, I hear where some countries are saying that if we hadn't pissed away so much money in places like Iraq and Afghanistan we'd have plenty to help out people with. I have to agree with them - when the UN demanded money for the Tsunami victims last December, we should have told them to blow us. When Bono came looking for money for Africa, we should have told him to blow us.

Of course, I'm open to other opinions. As long as they agree with me, of course!!


29 August, 2005

S&G - Doing All My Own Stunts

Over this last weekend, some guy from Iran of all places, tried to set a Worlds Record for a motorcycle jump. He planned on jumping 22 busses parked side-by-side. Unfortunately, he met, merged and became one with bus number 13. They have already planted most of what they could find of him.

Also this past weekend, some bright spark decided to have himself shot out of a cannon. He already holds the record for being fired over 180 feet, but yesterday he tried something new. He was fired from Mexico and landed in the U.S. Just what we f'kin needed - someone to show the damn illegals another way of getting across the f'kin border.

On a different subject entirely, has anyone noticed that "intelligent design" is a good thing if you're a follower of the Kabbalah or Scientology? Me? I'm still trying to figure out if it was just one ape family that evolved or if there were a slew of them little critters. All the off-shoots that have supposedly died off over the millenia - they all come from one branch of that tree or were there buds going everywhere?

The one thing that gets me is the astrophysics dudes and dudettes who can point to the Big Bang as proof of the expanding and evolving universe, but at the point before the big bang - what they call the Singularity - all physics breaks down and they don't have a f'kin clue. Same thing with the Singularity at the center of a black hole. No physics; no clue.

Questions? I got a shitload of 'em!


28 August, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

To Mostly Cajun, Cityslicker's inlaws, and everyone else on the Gulf Coast - I hope you've gotten out of there by now, but know that you're in our prayers.

I was in Pensacola when Camille came thru in 1969. It really missed us and the damage was extensive. I'd want to be nowhere this one.


26 August, 2005

Code Pink? More Like Bright Red

I haven't been writing much lately because there hasn't been a whole lot going on that I felt like blogging about. That has changed.

Firstly, Indigo has another post up - and when she refers to "Senior Pasties", she's not talking about the nipple hubcaps that elderly strippers wear (a mental image I'm still trying to claw out of my mind).

The other thing that changed was this Code Pink. I'd love to know who's financing it - my money's on Soros, but I could be wrong. Their protest at Crawford is bad enough, but what they're doing outside Walter Reed makes me want to puke.

Now the Reverand Al is going to Camp Cind-ers this weekend to hold hands and prayer for more money. At least that's what the good Rev. Sharpton will be praying for - I can't speak for the rest. Where's Jesse? How is he getting trumped out on this?

I've gotten to the point where Sheehan can take her little protest and shove it up her ass. She's doing nothing but disgracing the memory of a good soldier by using his name to justify her hate. Now she's going to have a bus tour to Washington?

What about that other bus tour going on right now? Have you heard about this one? The Marine Moms have assembled a completely non-political group telling Sheehan that she doesn't speak for them or their sons and daughters. Did you know about this? Have you heard anything about it since it started? I haven't.


24 August, 2005

What A Guy!

If you haven't read it yet, today's column by Bob Herbert (a New York Times writer) is worth looking up. He decided that today was a good day to shred the U. S. Military Recruiters.

Now, he claims his moral authority saying he isn't really anti-military because he served 2 years himself (read drafted). Having established that, he feels that the Army is conspiring against the youth of America by using false advertising. Seems that he feels that the recruiters should be telling these young, impressionable boys and girls how it feels to have your face blown off, or how it feels to walk down the halls of Walter Reed Army Hospital seeing the "endless" amputees and paralyzed service men and women.

He also says that "rural" lads are unsophicated and will fall for a pretty uniform with lots of shiny things on it. Rural folks is unsophicated? What 1930's East of Eden did he just drop out of?

Look - if anyone is so stupid that they don't realize the primary mission of the Armed Forces, well, they won't pass the ASVAB for a start. The recruiter doesn't have to spend time on that unless the newbie wants to go in a combat arm - grunt, cannon cocker or armor. It's the 'everything else' that the general populace doesn't know about - the 30 days leave a year, training or duty station option (if qualified), higher education options, medical & dental, 3 hots & a cot.

You want recruiters with pressure on them? in the mid 1970's I was an Army recruiter in an affluent area of Chicago suburbs. Over 90% of the kids claimed they were going to college, and parents damn near took out restraining orders to stop us from even talking to their kids.

Bob Herbert has a problem with the Army not being up front about the chances of death or mutilation. Well, no shit! When you look at the numbers serving compared to the the number of casualties, you see how small a percentage that is. Mr Herbert really needs to get out of the New York Slimes office more often and see what the real world is doing.


Be Still, My Beating Heart!

Indigo has published! Start up the marching band and the dancing girls!

Damn, but it's good to have you back - even if it's just a fast "I'm Alive" post. The ills of the computers shall pass. I have forseen it.


23 August, 2005

It Ain't Gettin' Any Better

A couple of things this morning jumped out at me, causing only minor damage:

Even tho Justices Souter and Breyer are looking at losing their properties, the Supremes are refusing to take another peek at that "eminent domain" decision they fucked over a while ago. That bit of legal legerdemain reminds me of the Wild and Wooly West of the late 1800's, when the railroads and massive ranch owners bought the local and state governments in order to drive those with no political power off their lands.

The other was former presidential candidate Pat Robertson. Just how much brain damage has this guy suffered over the years? To use his national broadcast to call for the United States Government to assassinate another head of state - no matter who that is - is stupidity at best and criminal at worst. Did he think that Hugo Chavez really needed this bit of ammunition to use against the U.S.? And members of the Wacked-Out Wing of the Religious Right just can't understand why people worry about them.

On a personal note, come back home, Indigo - we miss you!! All is forgiven (mostly) so try fighting thru the bars and chains that the bastard of a laptop has erected and let us know you're still breathing - not everyone sees the comments you leave!!


22 August, 2005

Poor Baby

After another day playing with the VA, it's time for some news. The good news is that the VA Hospital in Durham, NC, did an EEG and have determined that I do, in fact, have a brain. The bad news was that it belings to "Abbie - someone".

Meanwhile, looking at the news online I see where some of the sex offenders are starting to jack up over the residency rules some areas are starting to enforce. In many municipalities, they can't live within so far of schools, playgrounds or parks. Ain't dat a real bitch?

I understand that some of these sleezeballs have a wife and kids, and they need to find a home the same as everyone else - but if you got caught trolling for little kiddies - or any underage kids - well, no one did this to you. You did it to yourself and your family. Is it right that your wife and kids should have to pay for your offense? You f'kin damn skippy it is! If you don't like the payback for the crime, too f'kin bad - you did it to your own damn self.

About that rookie for the '49ers who dies after their game at Denver over the weekend - sorry, but I see this as a real "no shitter". No, he shouldn't have died and I have nothing but honest sympathy for his family - BUT. These "kids" - in their early 20's or so - are physical freaks. Six foot and over 300 pounds? Go ahead - convince me that's normal. And these guys have to be that big or the NFL won't even look at them come draft day. Meanwhile, these guys are getting heavier and heavier, without any advance in their skeletal system and no changes in anything but their muscle and fat mass, and more of them are going to die. I'm just surprised that this hasn't happened more often than it has so far. Anyone disagree with me?


21 August, 2005

Who Decides What's Holy?

Since Greensboro is just a frog leap from here (or $40.00 worth of gas), I guess I should write on the world of shit Judge Joseph Turner has brought down upon hisself.

Seems that he's taken the stand that the words "Holy Scripture" mean - and can only mean - the Christian Bible. Needless to say, this has gotten right up the nose of a local rabble rouser who saw this as an opportunity to get some really cheap national exposure. He sent a stack of Korans to the Judge so Moslems could be sworn in before they jumped the witness box; the good judge failed to see any humor in this.

Now that raises a very interesting point, doesn't it? What is "holy scripture" and from who's point of view. I mean, what if I was from the First Church of Pisseduptesticosticals? Would I be able to use my "holy scripture" - even if it were a stack of "HUSTLER" magazines? Yeah, that's a pretty far out example, but I'd be willing to bet that people in this great land of ours can and will make that look tame.

The good folks here in America are also experts in the application of the theory "Good for Me but Not for Thee!" so them there Moslems look to have stirred up the makings of a real shit-storm.

I love it when that happens - 'cause I get to sit and watch the fireworks!


20 August, 2005

Now THIS Pisses Me Off

Have you noticed how those wonderful, caring individuals down outside the Crawford Ranch have made the classic demand again?

You know the one - that Bush should send his daughters to Iraq. These same people have also demanded that members of Congress send their sons and daughters over there to fight. Isn't that just so f'kin precious?

If you can remember back that far, these people were also sowing fear that conscription was coming.

Well, the draft never materialized, did it? And as a result of that non-starter, we still have an all volunteer military. If I remember right, that means that everyone in uniform is there because they want to be there, correct?

By making these demands, those morally superior people are basically saying that being in the United States military is the equivalent to being sentenced to a prison term, and that these parents - the President and members of Congress - should have the power and authority to force their offspring into uniform and into the war zone.

Needless to say, I take umbrage with that. You might even say that it leaves me somewhat irritated. It's pretty obvious that those in the liberal/socialist/communist crowd either didn't think thru the consequences of this demand, or they actually believe that every parent in this country should have the power to place their children into forced servitude.

Isn't this just a teeny bit against their normal ACLU-led views of the "rights of children"??

I'd like to hear from others on this - pro or con. I'd f'kin love to hear how someone can possibly support this!

Update: Mark Steyn has a column in the Spectator that covers this, as well as other related subjects. As usual, his take on this is well done.


19 August, 2005

I'd Like to Thank the Academy ...

And with those words (or something like that) Dennis Rader gets put away for the rest of his vile unnatural life. If there was ever a prime candidate for the "Dahmer Syndrome", this is it. Let him loose in the general prison population. Please?

Then there's the story about the girl who was killed by a Siberian tiger. Seems she wanted to have her picture taken with this animal, but it licked her leg. She immediately freaked and screamed - which will quite often send 'tame' cats off. This cat wasn't tame to start with (no big cat ever really is), but because it did what nature told it to do, one of the most endangered animals on the planet was destroyed. Sorry, no sympathy for the girl, although the handler might be held responsible.

The International Space Station was left deserted yesterday when both the astronaut and the cosmonaunt went out for a walk at the same time. I understand they had to jimmy the lock since they forgot the keys.

One of the local headlines reads "Leader leaves vigil near Bush ranch for family emergency". I wasn't aware that George Soros had even shown up down there. Live and learn, I guess.

And at Fort Bliss (as in ignorance is ..) something took place which will drive the ACLU nuts. A PFC charged with "abusing" an Al Qaeda turd in Afghanistan wasn't sent to jail. He wasn't even given a Dishonorable Discharge. He was reduced two grades to Private. That's it.

Sometimes justice is served. He should get those pay grades back pretty quick.


18 August, 2005

S&G - All S, No G

Is anyone else out there tired of hearing the (mostly) college-aged protestors in Gaza being referred to as "settlers"? They do not live in these villages - their purpose is to try and provoke violence. In an incredible show of restraint by the Israeli police and soldiers, so far they have failed.

There was a little story buried in my local fish wrapper about how some of the gang-bangers and Black Muslims in California jails have been getting together to plot attacks in Los Angeles. This comes as a complete surprise, doesn't it? For reasons of Political Correctness, the MSM has totally ignored this branch of Muslims in our midst. Because they're Black? Please. Because they're all Americans? Their hatred of America and the Whites is as palpable as the reverse is from the Klan or the American Nazis. Check back on some of the writings and speeches of Elijah Muhammad, Malcom X or Louis Farrakahn. This is a real sensitive area, but it's got to be faced.

And as for Able Danger and the knowledge of Mohammad Atta, why has it taken this long for this data to surface? I listened to LtCol Shaffer's explanation this morning, but just about everything his said had null content. Someone enlighten me, please?


17 August, 2005

Still More Hatred

So - it has started. One of the Jewish "infiltrators" at the sites to be evacuated grabbed a gun and shot at Palestinians, killing two and injuring a further four. UPDATE: Since the original report, the death toll is now four, and the attack was at one of the West Bank settlements waiting to be emptied.

I've heard no word on how the Palestinians - or the Israeli soldiers - are reacting to this yet. This could be the one thing that sets off a slaughter. Hopefully, calmer heads will prevail.

I heard one of Israel's former prime ministers, Barak, saying something about these evacs showing to the world that Israel is taking the high ground. Bullshit. No matter what they do or how they do it, the rest of the world will never recognize that they have any right to exist - or for individual Jews to live.

Keep in mind, these people have lived in these areas for more than 40 years in some cases. This land became part of Israel as part of the 1967 war. Most have known no other home. Under any circumstances this would be gut-wrenching, but to have Hamas and the rest of the Paleostinian vultures looming over them makes the pain that much worse.


16 August, 2005

On Hatred and Bitterness

I'm hoping that this will be my last post about Cindy Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan was anti-war, anti-military and anti-Bush when her son enlisted. When he got his orders for Iraq, she tried and failed to drive him to Canada.

Her son believed he had a duty to go to Iraq. He obviously believed that the Army was the right place for him.

When he died over there, no one who hasn't had to go through it can ever imagine the trauma of losing a child. The President met with her and the parents of others killed. At that time she was satisfied with the fact that the President took the time to meet her.

Now her situation has changed radically. It appears that her loss has turned to hate and bitterness towards this country. Her husband has filed for divorce and many in her family have publicly disavowed any connection with her or her views. Her standing outside the Crawford ranch would have gotten no more than a glance from the press if this wasn't the "slow season" for the political reporters. When MoveOn and the rest of the vicious left joined in, she became no more than a front for their organizations.

Her saying that there would be no more terrorism in the world if the U.S. brought all their troops home and if Israel got out of Palestine is simply ludicrous.

I served from 1969 to 1977 in the Marines and the Army. I have no desire to ever see any of our troops sent into harm's way - but I'm realist enough to know that there are times when it is necessary. This is one of those times.


15 August, 2005

Nice Dreams

Over the last coupla days, the Good Sailor (what an oxymoron!) has put up some thoughts on the 9/11 Committee and Able Danger. Overall, some pretty good stuff (even if it won't let me post any comments - must not like Marines), but there's one change I would make to it.

Ever since the role of Jamie Gorelick came out in all of this, people have been saying that she should have been explaining her actions to the committed, not on it. I'd much prefer that she explain her actions to a court of law.

But that ain't gonna happen, is it? After all, so far the Bush presidency has given a free pass to all the Clintonites, haven't they?


Mistakes Were Made

Yesterday was a very large mistake on my part. I went to the local Six Flags/Paramount theme park with Attitude With Legs and her two kids - fantastic kids both. All the time we were there, they made no "I Want" type of talk; incredible for an 8 year old and a 4 year old!! It rained around 4:00pm and they closed all the rides, so we went home. The last 3 hours or so I was doing the "USMC push" to keep going for the sake of the kids, and started sitting as often as possible. Said Attitude drove home, but at that I'd passed out in the car around 8 times.

I'm still pretty shaky, but nowhere near what I was yesterday. Today I lift nothing heavier than dog shit and I stay either on the bed or in the recliner. I have no desire to EVER do that again!!

Another mistake? At least in my view? Cindy Sheehan. Yep - she has every right to stand out there in Texas and demand to talk to the President, just as any other American has. Even though she has gone through the trauma of losing a son to combat, she has already met with the President once and that puts her into the category of every other citizen. The mistake (in my view) is hooking up with MoveOn.org and the rest of the more violent leftists. I have also heard she's on the MoveOn payroll but that's just a rumor right now. Her latest demand, besides the meeting and stopping the war and bringing ALL american troops home is that the Israelis get out of "Palestine". To go where she doesn't say. Maybe it's into the ocean like the Arabs have demanded for years.

Speaking of that, the third mistake is in relation to the Israelis pullout today in the Gaza. Even though this is a unilateral pullout, hoping to get peace talks started again, they're going to pay for it. Despite the violence promised by their own people in relation to the pullout, HAMAS is currently claimimg that this is a direct result of their bombing campaigns. In fact, they say that the bombing worked so well that they're going to keep up the bombings.

Each of these are pretty nasty and (with the exception of my health unless I get really stupid again) look to only get worse.

(Typos pointed out by She Who Must Be Obeyed have been repaired or removed)


12 August, 2005

This Really is a Giggle

I've been listening to some of the talking heads at FoxNews getting their nuts in a knot over Sir Mick and da boys. So the Stones have a new song that bashes / slanders / pokes fun at Bush / the Administration / whatever. There's even been comparisons to the Dixie Chicks.

Wrong, dickbreath! The Stones are an elderly bunch of rockers from England who don't know when to stop playing dead - at least when to stop playing. Shit, the last thing they ever put out that I even listened to was "Rock and a Hard Place", and that was 1989.

The Dixie chicks did several things that caused whatever career they might have had to go swirling down the shitter. First their CD and ticket buying base were Southerners - not notibly really big Blue Staters. Secondly, they went into the anti-Bush rant while touring overseas. Third - and most important - they didn't have any career to speak of before they ate the barrel of the gun.

The Stones have been going for over 40 years - over 40 years!! Can you think of anyone you've ever known that's held the same job for over 40 years? So they might lose that NFL contract - I doubt that because the way contracts are written for those old farts they'd own the NFL after a breach of contract suit.

"Sweet Neocon" is a bloody long way from "Let's Spend the Night Together" in the controversial stakes, isn't it?


S&G - The Home Version

Able Danger - the first word refers to what Jamie Gorelick is not; the second to our future thanks to her desire to spend her time trying to prevent the people from finding out just what the 9-11 Commission's board should have been looking into. And she did it damn well, too! The only one to perform a better service towards keeping the American people (and the Commission) ignorant was Sandy Berger.

Cindy Sheehan is still sitting outside the ranch, performing her duties as a front for MorOn.org, the NYT and the fruitbat-wing of the Democrats. She didn't tell you that she's already met with the President? No? Did she happen to say what makes her so f'kin special? Her son dies in combat. It happens, and every one is a shame. But for the vast majority of troops overseas right now, I'd bet their mothers didn't offer to drive them to Canada. Mama Sheehan did. Even after her son told her it was his duty to serve. Now she has let her bitter and twisted view of the world be taken over by others for their political gain. Now that's a shame.

Meanwhile,Washington state wildfires are still roaring away - to the point that the Groveller er, Governor is declaring a state of emergency. What a good thing she banned the logging there, isn't it?? The wildlife must be doing the Macerena by now!!


11 August, 2005

A Sordid Tale

My favorite Squid has a new post up about that theft of almost one million dollars by Air America from a New York inner-city Boys & Girls Club. This one has Doc Farmer's take on the subject and it's worth reading - as is just about all of the Doc's stuff.

This one's a little different tho, since the Doc gives our Sailor a great big plug for his site. I think everyone should go over there and settle that Squid down before this goes to his head - and dies of loneliness.

As for Air America - when they first came out with that name I immediately thought of the CIA-run Airline from the Viet Nam days. That was a pretty sleazy operation as well. The name for the radio station has turned out to be more fitting than I could have dreamed!


More Fun, More Games

Yesterday was interesting - a 100 mile round trip to the nearest VA Hospital to get wired up with something called a Halter Monitor - and no, it doesn't look good with the skirt and 3 inch heels.

This thing is like an ECG, but one that I carry around for 24 hours. That means - yep - back to the damn hospital today to get the thing ripped off. With the amount of tape they applied to me, the screams should be impressive.

I knew I should have waxed for this!


09 August, 2005

Whip Me! Beat Me!!

This garbage going on in New York about the teacher in the Catholic school who got the kids booze and then "RAPED" them - I got a problem with that. (I know - what a f'kin surprise!)

It's now coming out that after she got the kids the booze they blackmailed her into the sex. That sounds about as stupid as anything else in this case.

Has it occured to anyone that it's pretty much a physical impossibility for a woman to "rape" a male - at least if it doesn't involve anal penetration of the male? Unless she came equipped (cheap pun, I know) with some Popsicle sticks and duct tape, there has to be some cooperation here, doesn't it?

My senior year English teacher was just out of college - now she could have had my undivided attention! Damn, but I hate being an old fart!


08 August, 2005

In Need of an Attitude Adjustment

These are people in dire need of an attitude adjustment - preferably with an 8' 2x4 shoved up their ass until it disappears. These asswads even have the good Sailor talking like a sailor - almost like a Marine.

This is about the "deeply religious" Fred Phelps and his baptist church in Topeka, KS.

Calling God's wrath, fire and damnation on gays just doesn't do it for this scum-sucking piece of filth. Noooo, he's come up with something new. He now has his little robots protesting at military funerals! Isn't that special? Carrying signs like "God Hates You" and "Thank God For IED's" - even dragging American flags on the ground at the funeral service of U.S. Service men and women who've died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Go over to Sailor in the Desert (y'all know - The Big Squid) to read the rest of this. I gotta go wash my hands and have a puke just thinking about this.

Tell you one thing, tho - he might get a really big surprise if this Phelps ever comes to Winston Salem.


Another Trip Into the Urinal

Once again, the Winston Salem Urinal has shone as a beacon of light, shining fear, hate and ignorance into every life it touches. Today's effort is an editorial entitled "An Unwelcome Wave" and it's a beauty.

That unwelcome wave is the number of Minuteman Projects that are expanding around the country. Some of the better quotes are, "The movement, unjustly named for real patriots, now has chapters in 18 states"; "There are certainly problems in the way the U.S. government patrols its borders and deals with the employment of illegal immigrants. But those are problems the government should rectify - not a group of vigilantes. This is supposed to be a land ruled by law - not mobs." and "One Hispanic activist in Knoxville said he fears that the Minuteman volunteers are 'spreading a lot of misinformation and are terrorizing the ethnic community in the area.'"

Of course, nowhere in this editorial is there any justification for the vilification of the Minuremen or their aims - just that some Hispanics called the Minutemen "Racist", but I guess once you label someone (rightly or wrongly) you can dismiss them.

The best part of the editorial was the last line. After going through how wonderful these illegals are for us, they end with, "Many, of course, are here illegally. North Carolinians especially bothered by that should follow the American process and push their politicians to enact immigration reform. And they should condemn those who reject the American way by taking the law into their own hands."

I wonder who they're referring to when they talk about those who reject the American Way by taking the law into their own hands? Sounds like a perfect description of the Scratchback Brigade to me.


05 August, 2005

The Joke Ain't Funny

Once again today, the Short-Attention-Span Theatre, also known as the minstream media, are trying to blame the current spate of bombings in London and Egypt on our being in Iraq.

Hello? Is there anyone in there?

This is going to really stretch MSM memories past the breaking point, but does anyone remember that right after 9/11 when Pres. Bush said the word "crusade?" Do you remember the horrified reaction to that? How insensitive it was of him to say that word, even tho the Arab world had claimed they won the Crusades until then?

That's how far back this goes, people - not Iraq, not Afghanistan, not Saudi Arabia, not even Lebanon. The Crusades! Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries!

We now return you to our regularly scheduled idiocy.


04 August, 2005

Ask Me if I Care

I haven't been around the old sites as much as I should lately, so if you've seen this elsewhere, humor me.

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day,or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

I'll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek's lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and

-- you guessed it --

I really don't give a shit!

Thanks and a tip of the starched utility cover to Mike & Ty.


Thanks, Fellas!

Oops - maybe I shouldn't have said that, since this is about giving a big thank you to the ACLU.

Just think of all the thing about you and our country that you would never have known without these people - illegal immigrants are a protected minority under the Constitution; gang bangers rights trump those of society in general; and now we learn that terrorists rights are greater than those of all other Americans as a result of their lawsuit to stop the random bag searches in New York subways!

What a great bunch of folks they are - I only have one small quibble with these stalwarts of Freedom.

Would you please drop the "A" from your name? Huh? C'mon, I said please.


03 August, 2005

The East Texas BBQ

The latest thing on the market - We missed the Fourth of July, but made the release in plenty of time for Labor Day!

A stainless steel grill for all your Bar-B-Que's and outdoor parties, and the best thing about it?

It is 100%, absolutely Free! Yes, I said FREE!!
These grills are now available at the following stores: Harris Teeter, Dominick's - JewelOsco - Publix - Winn Dixi - K-Mart - A&P - WalMart - Walgreens.

Get yours quick, or they may be all gone by the time you get there!

And just what is this miracle product I hear you ask?

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01 August, 2005

Race? What Race?

We're not allowed to use racial profiling in order to protect ourselves, our families and our nation. OK - fine. That leads to the question, "When did Arab become a race?"

Whether they want to admit it or not, Arabs are part of the Semitic race - the same as the Jews. If their appearance is used as a criteria, it would be ethnic, not racial. By using appearance, Turks, Greeks, Jews, Indians and others would be liable to being stopped.

By the same token, Chechnians, Sudanese and Indonesian Muslims would quite possibly slip thru. Profiling by itself is a good start. but it's only a start. Security at our transportation hubs should consist not only of the barrier search - currently a joke - but have plainclothes people walking the terminals, looking for people who appear out of place - clothing, general appearance, etc. - and engaging these people in conversation. If something isn't right then they can radio to the barrier security about the individual.

There are a lot of ways to make security work for you - the number one thing is Don't Tell Anybody About Your Security Measures! If I know what your security measures are, I can get past them. What we're doing now by having random checks at train stations or checking everybody's shoes at an airport is simply a waste of time, effort and money.


The King is Dead

So King Fahd of Saudi Arabia finally went off to Allah. No real surprise, except for how long he managed to linger on. The new king is Abdulla Oblongatta, who's been running the country for years anyway, so I don't expect any changes there - the terrorists will still get their money and weapons, along with their training sites at the madrasses. A couple of today's car bombs in Iraq will be dedicated to the late king.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media is having a shit hemorrage over the number of stories these days. It's making it damn near impossible to report it all, since anything over three major events is beyond their ability to deal with. Hell, right now we have:
John Bolton appointed to the UN;
The London bombings;
Natalee Holloway;
The guy missing from the cruise ship;
John Roberts;
The Space Shuttle;
Nukes in Iran & North Korea;
Valerie Plame;
and on, and on.

This leaves them unable to concentrate on one issue and beat the living shit out of it 24 hours a day. Don't you feel just so damn sorry for them?