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If this goes on.....
03.09.06 (5:48 am)   [edit]
Title of a Heinlein work.. but.. :) Sgt. Toby Meister is one of American’s heroes and a lot of us were there to honor him and to protect his family from the heinous insults of ridiculous people. But I want to let you know that Toby was also from good stalk and good people. His mother and father just came to visit me at my home. As you know, I broke my ankle at Toby’s funeral. They wanted to come by and thank myself and the entire Patriot Guard and all the motorcycles that were there. They wanted to impress upon me how good it felt for them to view the motorcycles lined up and parked as the funeral procession went by. I also got to meet Sgt. Meister’s son, Will, a very handsome young man that they tell me looks exactly like his father. They went on to tell me a story about them meeting our President, George W. Bush. The President had heard stories about Toby and he wanted to meet his family. He sat with them for forty minutes, all alone without the Secret Service or anyone else in the room. His family showed President Bush a scrapbook that was made by a woman in California that had hundreds of emails, pictures, and stories about Sgt. Meister. Present Bush asked if he could keep it and read the stories about Toby and then place it in the Presidential library where it will remain forever for people to look back on, understand, and research long after you and I have joined Toby. They gave me a picture of Toby’s son sitting on President Bush’s lap and a bottle of wine made by one of Toby’s family friends. I’m not sure what to do with the wine, whether to save it in honor of Toby or to share it with my biker friends in a toast to him. But when I figure out how, I will scan the picture of Toby’s son with the President and place it on the forum. I was honored to meet these people and talk to them, but I felt humbled, as I’m just a regular guy who rides a motorcycle and broke his ankle. My interest was and remains to honor their son. You know.. if George Bush keeps this up.. The people who think that Bush == Hitler are going to start thinking that Hitler wasn't such a bad guy after all..... (Well those don't already think so anyway). Source http://www.patriotguard.org/WeGetLetters/tabid/62/Default.aspx PS Thank you Cindy Sheehan for reminding me to continue to support the efforts of Soldiers Angels.

 
PAC vs. NEWS
12.13.05 (7:06 am)   [edit]

At What point news and religious organizations cease being what they claim to be and become effectively political...


Examples: (some yes some no Just throwing out what comes to mind)


CNN


FOX


Catholic Church


Follower of the Reverand Yun-mon-Sun (spelling sorry)


AP


Chistian News Network


APN


UPN


(what is it with acyronyms)


Forbes (presidential Canidate)


Playboy


Rolling Stone


Metroland (Albany NY)  or any local newspaper given away.


Where do you draw the line?   This topic is JUST for things that get printed (somewhere)   If this is interesting I'll open the floodgates...



 
DOH!!!
11.15.05 (8:43 pm)   [edit]
didbushlie

 
3 axis humor
09.10.05 (11:48 am)   [edit]







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You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways, yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without being mean-spirited.

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One to Beam up...
07.30.05 (8:38 pm)   [edit]
Scotty's Lament
by Robert Cruikshank
(Sung to the tune of "My Favorite Things")

Starships in timeslips and photon torpedoes,
phaser beam damage and captains' libidoes,
Spock turnin' engines to puddles o' lead,
these are a few of the things that I dread...

Pushing past red lines and calls for more power,
orders to do five days' work in one hour,
Neutral Zone forays and helm controls dead,
these are a few of the things that I dread...

When a tribble's taking nibbles,
when the warp drive's shot,
I mix up the batter with more antimatter
and ask her for all she's got!

Warp Factor Eight when the ship's not in danger,
wastin' me Scotch on an alien stranger,
transporter failures I can't understand,
every last moron at StarFleet Command...

Swashbuckling Sulu controlling our courses,
Enterprise battered by alien forces,
No parts around, inmprovising instead,
these are a few of the things that I dread...

When the poor lass needs a bypass
from the stern to bow,
I ask the reactor for one more warp factor
and keep her alive somehow!!!


Stolen from: http://web.mit.edu/munch/Public/humor/things.dread

 
Its not all fun
01.31.05 (7:49 pm)   [edit]

(CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fainted during a luncheon speech Monday in upstate New York, citing a 24-hour virus, but she recovered and resumed her public schedule.


----------------------------------------------------------


I wish her a speedy recovery.... I don't like her.. or her policies.. but she is doing what she thinks is the right thing and isn't taking pleasure cruises on a PT boat wearing her magic hat doing so.


 


 Way I see it..  HRC would have been GWB's political opponent.. not his enemy the way JFfK was.


 


 Me I'm holding out for Miller-Lieberman in 2008


 



 
Iraq Election nits..
01.30.05 (1:05 pm)   [edit]

 


Well.. the election is going well but this woman need a couple pointers on sending the proper message to the MSM and defeatists such as Ole Teddy boy....   Ma'am... the ink goes on the next finger over.. and you need turn your hand around... otherwise.. its the perfect picture of  Iraq's 72% turnout for their elections.. (Considerably higher then that of the US elections I'll note).


Correction:  it was more like 50-60%  still better then the US



 
The Ghost of Kerry Future...
01.26.05 (3:51 pm)   [edit]

Swift Boat Veterans Author to Run for Kerry's Senate Seat

(CNSNews.com) - Jerome Corsi, co-author of the best-selling book "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," plans to run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, Fox News reports. Speaking on Fox News Wednesday, Corsi, who does not live in Massachusetts, said he plans to move to the state to be eligible to challenge Kerry. Democratic chairman of Massachusetts, Phil Johnston, is reportedly not welcoming Corsi's plans. "He said... something to the effect of 'Massachusetts will not welcome a candidate who slanders Catholics, Jews, the Pope and Vietnam Vets,'" Fox News' Martha MacCallum said of Johnston. Corsi disputed Johnston's claims. "They say I'm anti-Catholic, well I am a Catholic. I'm concerned about the crisis in the Catholic Church. I said some things sharply to get people's attention. That does not mean I'm anti-Catholic - I'm not," said Corsi.


Heh.. oh this should make for some interesting debates.. wonder if Kerry will run on his millitary service again???


 


 



 
How I spent 'Not a Damn Dime Day'
01.22.05 (2:42 pm)   [edit]

Recently someone decided to protest the actions of our legally elected government by instituting 'Not one Damn Dime Day'  on Janurary 20th <- :).     Being that I live in the fine Blue State of New York and I really didn't care to watch the inauguration I decided to spend the day in the mannor it so deserved.


Firstly I paid all my bills (Boo).  Then to make myself feel better I went shopping where I engaged in a bit of capitolist excess (see below).



 


After that bit of excess I passed by this sign that shows just how many New Yorkers feel about the war.



That reminded me that this would be the PERFECT day to finish up my next package to the soldier that the wonderful people at Soldiers' Angels  put me in contact with.   In a few weeks he's hopefully gonna be one happy camper.



 



 


Worn out from all that capitolist activity I decided that some refresment was in order and decided that a few brews and some crab legs at a fine dining establishment was in order..



 


Alas.. I did not donate the three dollars in dimes to the local Moonbat Soceity.. I just sort of added it to the Bartender's Tip.. Money better spent I say..


 


 



 
Not One Damn Dime Day
01.19.05 (5:59 pm)   [edit]

""On “Not One Damn Dime Day” those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.""


Boy.. I'm sure glad someone reminded me of this...  I think I'll go and pick up the rest of the stuff for my Next Care Package,  have a nice lunch, buy some frivilous clothes, and perhaps a DVD or two....


   Perhaps then I'll stuff three dollars in dimes into an envelope and drop it off at the local socalist and Palastinian sympathyzer headquarters.


 



 
That Darn Cowboy.. and his downunder partners too!!!
01.14.05 (5:08 pm)   [edit]

Hat Tip: Michelle. 


Update: Western aid is winning hearts, according to Australian News...


THE spiritual head of Jemaah Islamiah says he is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of Aceh's tsunami survivors because of the humanitarian assistance from Australian and US military forces.


 


      Imagine that..  people might actually look fondly on the people who came and aided them after a major tsunami instead looking worshipfully at the people who tell them that god is punishing them…..  allow me to apply the Clue-by-fourtm    ß- Dan Rather take note.


A spokesman for Abu Bakar Bashir said the Indonesian cleric, who is on trial for terrorism, regarded the relief operations by Australian and US military personnel as a dangerous development, overshadowing the role of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI).


  Said role seeming to be guarding UN Officials as the move from Five Star Hotel to Five Start Restaurants and back again for more meetings on what to meet on.


 


"We are suspicious of the presence of foreign soldiers and their show of force and the minimum publicity given to assistance from Arab states," said Fauzan Al Anshari, a spokesman for Bashir's militant Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia group.


 Probably cause there hasn’t been much to publicize about yet….


"It's dangerous, this idea by Acehnese that US and Australian forces are their guardian angels - more popular than the TNI."


    Oh yeah.. hate to have the common masses a) Consider the west as something other then the enemy  and b) start expecting soldiers to be more then thugs in uniform.. Dangerous thoughts indeed…   Darn those corrupting western values.. and the food and water our people are washing them down with…..  ::cackle::



 
Dead Pool Update
01.04.05 (11:06 am)   [edit]

 


  Ok.. for all the twisted folk out there.. I've put up my list of people I just don't think are going to make it through the year.  http://deadpool.isfullofcrap.com/oldcrap/015248.html#015248


Its a bit twisted.. sort of like not being able to turn away as a bridge collapses under a train.. or Dan Rather Rather's career slowly turning to ashes.


 



 
CAIRing about terror
01.02.05 (9:39 am)   [edit]

 


It’s taken years, but more people are finally beginning to see through CAIR’s moderate facade; Daniel Pipes reports that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit stemming from the terror attacks of 9/11: CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit.


About time..      via LGF http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=14170_CAIR_is_Defendant_in_9-11_Lawsuit


:shock: :D :) :o :lol: 8) :) :o :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink: :twisted: :shock: :D :D :D



 
Good News for Dog Lovers
12.28.04 (7:33 pm)   [edit]

 


For all you Dog lovers out there: http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5425785


The future of St Bernard rescue dogs in the southwest of Switzerland has been secured. Dogs that rescue folk from avalanches and deliver brandy,  what could you not like about that (aside from the occasional slobbering lick :) )  ?



 
All we want for Christmas
12.20.04 (7:52 pm)   [edit]

Go Read this..  http://dagoddess.com/archives/002328.php


 


   Now.    I guess the millitary, and their families deal with losses a bit differently then Mr. Moore believes



 
Soldiers Angels
12.17.04 (12:25 pm)   [edit]

 


 As we go through the various holidays at theend of the year I thought I would ask everyone to remember our boys and girls serving overseas.


 


  It doesn't if you are so far to the left you make Dr.Forbush look like Rush... or so far to the right that you make Rush look like Al Franklen.. (apologies to Dr.Forbush for using his name :) )... sending a phone card to a soldier overseas so they can make a quick call home... or helping families be near their wounded ones is somthing that ought to be above politcs and your feelings on the war....  


 


http://www.soldiersangels.org/heroes/index.php


 


 



 
Hearts and Mines
12.16.04 (8:05 pm)   [edit]

Via  Blackfive http://www.blackfive.net/main/2004/12/love_is_stronge.html


 


As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was clutching a little bear that we had handed her a few patrols back.  Feeling an immediate connection to the girl, I radioed that we were going to stop.  The rest of the convoy paused and I got out the make sure she was OK.  The little girl looked scared and concerned, but there was a warmth in her eyes toward me. As I knelt down to talk to her, she moved over and pointed to a mine in the road.


Immediately a cordon was set as the Marine convoy assumed a defensive posture around the site. The mine was destroyed in place.

 

 

Go read the rest.... No matter what the results of the elections.. in 10-15 years all those kids we've been helping are going to be all grown up.  Hearts and Minds...

 

 


 
Lock and load BUFFs!!!
12.15.04 (10:36 pm)   [edit]
[b]WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department plans to designate Hezbollah's television station, Al-Manar, as a terrorist organization for broadcasting incitement, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.[/b]

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/15/hezbollah.tv/index.html


Bitchin.. and on CNN of all places... can we start Tossing HARM* missiles at their studios now?




*high-speed antiradiation missile
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/smart/agm-88.htm

 
I cannot believe civilized nations permit this to go on.
12.14.04 (11:00 pm)   [edit]

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States has criticized Cambodia's punishment of the policewoman responsible for the rescue of 84 female victims of sex trafficking from a Phnom Penh brothel. http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/14/cambodia.us.sex/index.html


 And THAT  is the CNN version... sheesh..



 
And Now for something Ghoulish..
12.11.04 (10:19 am)   [edit]

 


  Ladies and Germs.. I give you....


The DEAD POOL


::crack of thunder and evil laughter in the background::


  If you are a blogger.. you can join in this bit of morbid fun by either clicking on the grinning reaper at the bottom left or the dead pool link on my links list.


 


  The Way it works is you select and submit a list of ten folk (who have to be well known and in the news now and again) who you think are just not going to manage to survive 2005 for one reason or another.   The top prize (which may go up if more folk donate) is a $40 dollar Amazon gift certificate.  So.. fire up those thinking caps.. and make your better off dead list.


 


  Oh.. they also have a referal contest going on.. so if you DO join up tell em that LarryFALB  from Signal Noise was the one who refered ya :).


 



 
Soldier's Last Request
12.10.04 (11:12 am)   [edit]
I read this over at: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2004/12/warriors_last_r.html
BlackFive's Site




Dear 1st Squad,

If you’re reading this, then I’ve died for our country. I just hope it wasn’t for nothing.

After the IED went off yesterday, I wanted to write this in case something happens to me. There are a few more letters that I’d like you to give my wife and family.

I’d like to have a military funeral, but, if you can work please make sure that Toby Keith’s “American Soldier” is played at the ceremony in addition to the bagpipes. If they won’t let it happen, that’s ok, thanks for trying…...


Go over there and read the rest... Soldier's Angels and others are asking Country stations around the country to play This song at 1PM on the day of his Funeral. Take a minute or two of your time.. go read this.. and contact a local country station..


 
THE SOLDIERS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
12.08.04 (9:08 pm)   [edit]

This is one of those poems that I think that folk who really care about our soldiers choke up over... So.. since its popping up all over as the various holidays approach I post the version of It that I've see that is my current favorite..


  I make no claims to author credits or source of the poem.. These are as I received them.


THE SOLDIER'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS


"THE SOLDIERS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS"
By Major Bruce W. Lovely

               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (With Apologies to Clement Moore Who First Wrote the Story for His Children in 1822 also credit given to M/Sgt Noah  Brazos Ross, RA18033195, a USArmy 18th Field Artillery survivor of Utah Beach, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Battle for   the Ardennes, Deutschland  wrote "Daddy's Christmas" (Soldier's Christmas)" as a Bonita, Montague County, Texas,  highschool exercise in 1937)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,


In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.


I had come down the chimney with presents to give


And to see just who in this home did live.


I looked all about a strange sight I did see,


No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.


No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,


On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.


With medals and badges, awards of all kind


A sober thought came through my mind.


For this house was different, so dark and dreary,


I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.


I heard stories about them, I had to see more


So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.


And there he lay sleeping silent alone,


Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.


His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,


Not how I pictured a United States soldier.


Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?


Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?


His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,


I soon understood this was more than a man.


For I realized the families that I saw that night


Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.


Soon 'round the world, the children would play,


And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.


They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,


Because of soldiers like this one lying here.


I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone


On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.


Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,


I dropped to my knees and started to cry.


The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,


"Santa don't cry, this life is my choice;


I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more,


my life is my God, my country, my Corps."


With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,


I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.


I watched him for hours, so silent and still,


I noticed he shivered from the cold night's chill.


So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,


And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.


And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,


With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.


And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,


And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.


I didn't want to leave him on that cold dark night,


This guardian of honor so willing to fight.


Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,


"Carry on Santa, it's Christmas Day, all is secure."


One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,


Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!


I wrote this poem for Christmas Eve 1993 while assigned to US
Forces Korea Lt Col Bruce Lovely, USAF
(Printed in the Fort Leavenworth Lamp, 1995


 



 
Desden revisited
10.16.04 (5:54 pm)   [edit]

Link  http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11087326%5E601,00.html


I think this is one of the few times I think Little Green Footballs is over the top:  http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=13186_Apologizing_to_the_Nazis#comments


The firebombing of Dresden was not a 'millitary' action it was a political statement to Stalin.


""There were no heavy industries in Desden to speak of, and it was of no military significance. It was, however, a city swollen with refugees fleeing the Red Army, who were advancing from their position only 60 miles away. It was also a hospital center for British, Canadian, American, and German wounded. The goal of the firebombing of Dresden There were no heavy industries in Desden to speak of, and it was of no military significance. It was, however, a city swollen with refugees fleeing the Red Army, who were advancing from their position only 60 miles away. It was also a hospital center for British, Canadian, American, and German wounded. The goal of the firebombing of Dresden ""


http://blork.typepad.com/blorkblog/2002/08/now_its_dresden.html


For those morbidly interested .. the conventional firebombing(missions) of the Japenese and German Cities caused more deaths then either of the Atomic bombs dropped.


Despite what historical revisioinist say.. dropping the atomic bomb on the 'millitary' targets  (yes there were millitary targets in both cities) probably saved many American lives.  


Dresden was a demonstration.. and I think wrong.


 


 


  Author's note.  My mother lived in Germany during World War II and recalls being bombed by the British (it was at night so ..).  I believe that war was just and right.  The Dresden raid was Churchill telling Stalin to back off.. with folk like you and me paying the price.


 


 



 
Bill Whittle has broken his silence at last!!!
10.06.04 (4:17 pm)   [edit]

http://www.ejectejecteject.com/


Italics are from George Bush's Sept 20th Speech  normal text is Bill Whittle


 


[i]We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions -- by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies.[/i]


Yes, precisely: not desperately aggrieved parties, not freedom fighters, not anything more than thugs and murderers who want to impose their way of life on the world. Fascists. Ruthless, fanatical bastards sworn to our destruction.


Then, three paragraphs later, this:


 [i]Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.[/i]


This line, this doctrine – either you’re with us or the terrorists – has drawn derision and scorn from the nuanced sophisticates from around the world. What they refuse to see is that in one brilliant stroke it cuts the camouflage away from terror, and in effect neutralizes the very lever that makes International Terror so effective a tool: deniability. More on this in a moment.


I love the way that man writes!



 
Derek Jeter helped George Bush in the debates.
10.01.04 (12:39 am)   [edit]
When George Bush came to Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch of a world series game. Yankee veteran Derek Jeter had some advice for him.

Firstly, Don't throw from the front of the mound.. they'll boo you.. this is Yankee Stadium.

Secondly, Don't bounce it.. They'll boo ya.


He did tonight what he did that night, held the high ground and put the ball over the plate. It wasn't a 105MPH fastball.. but it was over the plate and that's all he needed.

John Kerry Needed a big win.. and I don't think he got one. This debate didn't undo the damage that Dan Rather did or even cut into the RNC bounce. Now thanks to the email the DNC sent out the online poles are going to be skewed.. but I don't think the debate changed many minds either way. Heck even the two CNN people covering it differed.

Rough road to November