Thursday, December 28, 2006

What a Scoop, Bob!

Bob Woodward can't even wait until Gerald Ford's body is cold, never mind in the ground, until he tells the world that Ford was against the premise for the war in Iraq. Bob has let us know that Ford did not buy into the whole WMD thingie, and that he believed the U.S. had no business being there. Ford told this to Woodward on the condition that it remain secret until Ford's death.

It's great to be Bob. It must be degrading for the other reporters at the Post, never getting a good scoop; living on scraps thrown away by Woodward while he writes his next best-seller.

Friday, December 15, 2006

ISG - Warning from Geoffrey Chaucer

James Baker and the ISG have 79 "interdependent" parts to their plan to end the war in Iraq. They reccomend negotiating with Iran and Syria to stop them from supplying arms and personnel to the Islamo-Fascist Terrorist Assholes in Iraq. President Bush would be well served to remember some lines from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales before negotiating with anyone of their ilk:

Therfore bihoveth hire a ful long spoon
That shal ete with a feend

Charles Krauthammer has an excellent article on this subject.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Thug Life in Central Virginia

Yes, there are thugs in central Virginia. As documented on Naked Villainy, the son of Mark F--z--,the man who painted my roof this summer, and an accomplice shot and stole one of my neighbor's hogs (he is known as "Smallholder" on the N.V. site). Hogslayer and the accomplice were stupid enough to brag about the deed at a local delinquent party, and were ratted out by one of the attendees. He was sentenced in September to four months in County for the crime. Did he serve all four months? No! He was at my door a few days ago asking if I would let him go deer hunting on our land. Justice well served.

Yesterday, I was at the local grocery store, loading up in the parking lot, when I happened to notice four young teenage males approaching from the vicinity of the dollar store next door. One of them was displaying what appeared to be several boxes of candies tucked into his waistband. They crossed the street, and I went into the dollar store to inquire about them with the clerk. The clerk could not verify that the youths were in the store, as they were rather busy checking out shoppers, but she looked up at the railroad tracks across the street. As she saw them disappear between some coal cars stopped on the tracks, she said without surprise: "Huh, F--z-- boys." Spawn of the same seed.

The last bit of thuggishness, at least the last I will document here, is a little more extreme. Some might say more professional. Not long ago, a convicted felon broke into an apartment, stole a firearm, and was fleeing from a police officer when he fatally shot the cop's dog. The police officer shot the criminal once, and when he tried to recover his dropped firearm, the officer shot him again. The felon is now in prison, paralyzed. Sadly, the dog had to be euthanized. This rectal opening has now filed a $10 million suit against everyone involved in his prosecution and incarceration. He is in solitary confinement because his wheelchair could be used as a weapon. No T.V., no library access, and shitting and pissing in a bag can make one bitter, I guess. He's lucky he did not receive the alternative: Summary justice at the scene.

Local weekly paper The Hook has a good story about this last incident.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Leftist Nirvana: Glory Days Redux

With the leftists now in control of both houses of Congress (yes, my prediction was wrong) rabid salivation has begun anew.

Virginia's Senator-elect Jim Webb won his seat by appearing conservative, after a fashion. But he is no conservative where the war in Iraq is concerned. His insolent attitude towards the President belies his true intention: To end the war at all costs, even at the expense of victory. His flip display of wearing his son's combat boots on the campaign trail is proof positive that Mr. Webb is more concerned with political expediency than with the welfare of our troops and the support of their mission. His is a statement of the sad state of leftist affairs.

Interference with the conduct of the war in Viet Nam by leftist politicians and their willing accomplices in the national media directly resulted in a defeat of U.S. forces. It is happening again. No one wants to be in a war, but sometimes a war is necessary to ensure a lasting peace. Right or wrong, how the present war in Iraq began is not the issue. Having the mettle to do what is necessary to achieve victory is the challenge before us. Politicians like the former Boy-Mayor of Cleveland, Dennis Kucinich, are a despicable lot. Kucinich advocates cutting off funding for the war and letting our military twist in the wind (sidebar: Kucinich bankrupted Cleveland as mayor, and rejected a multi-million dollar Federal grant to build a rail transit system).

I don't want to hear any hippies saying "We stopped a WAR, man!" I want to hear that victory has been achieved in Iraq, that the Iraqi government is taking control of it own security and defense, and that our troops are standing down and returning home in triumph.

'No Substitute for Victory': The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism by John Lewis

Friday, December 01, 2006

Who Gives a Crap About Kramer?

Michael Richards can say whaterver he wants to say, to whomever he wishes to say it. And Jesse Jackson needs to shut the hell up. The esteemed Reverend is giving out bad career advice. If Kramer (and that is all he will ever be, Motherfucking Nigger or not, apology or not) wants to stay in the public eye, he needs to keep calling black people Motherfucking Stupid Niggers every day. Maybe a few Buttfucking Stupid Fags, and a sprinkling of Stupid Bitch to round out the offense. As his media attention wanes again, he could use Stupid Slant-Eyed Slope to bring it back.

The point is, no one cares. More accurately, no one should care. And to the excrement ladles that were heckling him: What were you expecting?

Friday, November 24, 2006

Are The Russians Our Friends?

There is a frightening story from the UK about a former KGB/FSB official who has apparently died from a lethal dose of radiation. A substance being called Plutonium-210 was found in his body. The man was an outspoken critic of the Russian government, and of Vladimir Putin, specifically. He claimed on his death bed to have been poisoned.

Russia has never shaken off the old Soviet KGB, demonstrated by Putin's presidency. Russia has conspired with France for valuable Iraqi oil contracts during the post-Desert Storm embargo. Russia has sold arms or given money to Iraq and Iran, and has held sway over the UN, against the interests of the United States and the rest of the free world.

Will we pull Russia's butt out of the fire when China attacks them, or will we stand back and watch, continuing to aid China in our ignorance through an insatiable desire for the latest cheap consumer goods?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Looking Good for Lieberman, Part II

I would humbly direct the reader's attention to my posts of 13 August and 30 October. I called this one right, for the right reasons, and so now I shall quietly gloat for a few seconds...

In my 13 August posting, I elicited comments from a 'Repack Rider' who disagreed with my contention that Lieberman would win:



I don't know how anyone thinks Lieberman could win in November. Of course, Joe doesn't even realize yet that he lost last Tuesday, so maybe his backers are
just as delusional.

Mr 'Repack Rider' continued to berate my assessment by explaining that "Lamont will beat him like a rented mule." Please read the comments section if you enjoy nonsensical conspiracy theory liberal democrat screed, and the righteous thumping thereof. Plenty to go around.

I did not intend to whip 'Repack Rider''s rented mule in this post, so I will end by saying: Joe Lieberman is an honorable man, and an intellectually honest voice about the war. I am pleased he won, and I will be reminded every time I see the "I-Connecticut" after his name that the leftists who have hijacked the Democratic party would sell their own mothers to have and retain power. And I find it hilarious that spell-check wants to change "Lamont" to "Lament."


Oh, and, suck it.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

George Allen Wins in VA; NRA Loses Credibility.

I have been recieving mail recently to renew my NRA membership, encouraging (threatening?) me that the only way I will be able to own a firearm next year is to send them an immediate renewal. While I do agree that the NRA has done much to protect the right of the individual citizen to arm himself, I have been dissatisfied with their performance of late.

Two years ago, the NRA abandoned the Virginia Governor's race and allowed Timmy Kane to win. The polls were too far in Kane's favor for the NRA. It was a statistical dead heat, actually. Kane won by the tiniest of margins. I continue to receive urgent mailings from the NRA-PVF (Political Victory Fund - it should be "Poltroon Vacation" fund) asking for more cash for their latest misadventure.

One of these is their publishing of results from the 2006 "NRA Candidate Questionnaire." I was not aware of their underhanded treatment of Jim Webb until yesterday, when I read a letter from him explaining his position regarding the questionnaire. Apparently, it was an oversight on the NRA's part that he recieved a "?" grade, while Allen scored an "A" in their recent Vote Freedom First! mailing. Webb complained to the NRA, who quietly issued him an "A" grade on their web site.

Why does the NRA do these things? What motivates any political animal? Money and Power. The inner reasoning of the NRA is anyone's guess, but they have become rather large and powerful, especially after the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act , in which they played a major role.

Regardless, I will not vote for Webb. I disagree with his position on virtually every other issue. And Allen will win despite the "macaca" comment, the noose hanging from a plant in his office, and his position to "arrest and prosecute seniors who purchase cheaper drugs from Canada"(claim on Webb's web site).

Since "all politics is local," I will not be renewing my NRA mmbership. Instead, I have joined the Virginia Shooting Sports Association .

UPDATE: So I was wrong. Melonhead Webb won. By masquerading as a conservative.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John F. Kerry, War Hero, College Grad

What an ass. I will refer the reader to my previous post, "Why Does the Left Hate Our Military?" Some people (your humble blogger included) used the Federal Government's greatest creation, the G.I. Bill, to help pay for college. So I didn't become a dumbass until after I left the military. I have since had a full brain transfusion.

Kerry served in Viet Nam, by the way. I thought maybe someone hadn't heard yet.

Oh, and Mr. Kerry? You voted for the war, by the way. Just sayin'.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Predictions for November '06

Allen wins.
Lieberman Wins.
Republicans maintain control of both Houses with a diminished majority.

Suck it.

UPDATE: One out of three.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Don't Get Caught with the Wrong Crowd

Your parents, assuming you were not raised by wolves, monkeys or chickens, probably taught you that you can judge a man by the company he keeps. Consider the plight of three men held at the U.S. enemy combatant detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abdul Rahim, Adel Hassan Hamad, and Nazar "Chaman" Gul all claim theirs is a case of mistaken identity.

Abdul Rahim claims he was captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, only to be re-captured, re-imprisoned, and re-tortured by U.S. forces after the Taliban fled his prison. Adel Hassan Hamad claims to be a charity worker wih no connection to terrorists, and Nazar "Chaman" Gul is said to be confused with another man, a terrorist, with the same name.

These men are lucky to be alive and living in comfort on a tropical island like Cuba, with every human need met (including a special muslim-sensitive diet). They are lucky that some hothead marine or soldier did not dispatch them to Allah. They are lucky that the line commander of the marine or soldier's unit did not opt for summary action and execute them on the spot. They are lucky that the United States trains its fighting men to exercise restraint and not kill unnecessarily. They are lucky that we are the one of the very few nations on the earth that go beyond the Geneva convention protection of prisoners of war.

If you don't want to be treated as an Islamo-Fascist Terrorist Asshole, don't act like one or hang out with people who are.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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Friday, October 06, 2006

A Certain Stench of Hypocrisy

Are Democrats any better than Republicans at sex scandals? Apparently so. An important point to keep in mind about Representative Mark Foley's scandal: No actual sex took place.

Contrast this with Representative Barney Frank, who met his live-in boyfriend through an adult classified ad, complete with a description of the the soon-to-be lover's backside. Not long after, the boyfriend was running a prostitution business out of Frank's apartment. When this all became public knowledge, did Frank resign? No! He ran for, and won, reelection. The leftists are actually proud of him!

From Ann Coulter today:


In 1983, Democratic congressman Gerry Studds was found to have sexually propositioned House pages and actually buggered a 17-year-old male page whom he took on a trip to Portugal. The 46-year-old Studds indignantly attacked those who criticized him for what he called a "mutually voluntary, private relationship between adults."

When the House censured Studds for his sex romp with a male page, Studds — not one to be shy about presenting his backside to a large group of men — defiantly turned his back on the House during the vote. He ran for re-election and was happily returned to office five more times by liberal Democratic voters in his Martha's Vineyard district. (They really liked his campaign slogan: "It's the outfit, stupid.")



Any public official, republican or democrat, involved with what police term "vice" crime, especially involving children, should be removed from office. As former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has said: "What we don't have to do is allow our friends on the left to lecture us on morality. There's a certain stench of hypocrisy."

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stop The ISM

Please visit the site Stop The ISM (International Solidarity Movement). To the ISM: What is wrong with you people? You turn against your country and wave machine guns next to terrorists in your own hackneyed photo-op? For what? Did Mommy and Daddy not love you enough? Are you so wound up in your self-loathing that it is manifest in your hatred of this Nation and what it stands for?

This is why I enjoy being a libertarian. I would love to pass a law to make assisted suicide legal. You people are too pussy to act on your self hatred to kill your own pathetic selves.

One day, you will be judged. And you shall reap the whirlwind.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Proud To Be Catholic, Part II (well, kinda)

If I were the Pope, I would not have made an apology. But I am not as wise as the Holy Father.

The Pope's apology for his controversial quotation is not what I would call waffling. It is a carefully crafted apology, using a technique which should be familiar to those who observe politics in this country: Apologizing for the reaction, not the original action.

In this case, it is clever strategery. Even though the Pope says that the quotation does "not in any way express my personal thought," he does not remove himself from condemning those who would force the world to live under sharia law through intimidation and murder.

I respectfully disagree with the Pope The quotation does represent my personal thought. I tire of hearing of the peaceful faith of Islam. Of course you can have peace when you have no enemies! Muslims are instructed to kill the infidels! And just who is an infidel? Anyone who does not believe the teachings of Islam. They are bent on genocide, and will be removed to the dustbin of history for their hate and intolerance.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Proud To Be Catholic

All the hubub over the Pope's comments regarding Mohammed and Islam is just the usual mainstream leftist media tempest in a teapot. And, as usual, they have missed the real story. Instead, they have chosen to accuse the usual suspects. This time, it's Catholics (and all Christians by proxy).

CNN obtained the transcripts of the Holy Father's lecture, given at the University of Regensburg, in Germany. If they had bothered to read beyond the so-called offensive passage, they would have found an intriguing discussion of the meaning of faith and the truth of God, using reason and intellect to actually question the existence of God. Maybe it was too much like Sunday school. More likely, it required more intelligence to read and understand than the story writer possessed.

Another point: the person making the statement which the pope quotes is the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus, in the 14th century. This quote, by the Byzantine Emperor, shows the fallacy of the Islamo-Fascist's argument:
"God is not pleased by blood, and not acting reasonably is contrary to God's nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats.... To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death...."

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Will the Islamo-Fascists Score Again?

Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the terror attacks of 2001. Are the Islamo-Fascists going for another hit to celebrate?

We are fortunate to have an improved military and intelligence capability. How many times have the I-Fs been thwarted by these fine people? At least one coordinated attempt that we know of, the plot to bomb U.S. airliner flights originating from the U.K. We are overdue for another successful large scale attack.

Most likely, it will be a WMD type attack. Nuclear, biological, or chemical. This stuff freaks people out because a painful, grisly death awaits its victims. The most frightening of the three is a biological attack, possibly with some kind of hemorrhagic fever virus like ebola (please look at all the info you can stomach at this link). Two different scenarios of an attack using this method are presented in the books Executive Orders and Rainbow Six, both by Tom Clancy (and a nuclear attack in The Sum of All Fears). Worth reading.

Usama Bin Laden has recently stated that death would be preferable to life on earth among the Infidel. We'll be happy to oblige. I will personally be willing to do the job and wrap his ass in a hog hide before I bury him in a well-marked grave.

Monday, September 04, 2006

(No) Labor Day


Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone out there who normally does no labor feels guilt today. I doubt anyone who is un-or-underemployed considers their parasitic behavior abnormal or immoral throughout the year. But today, maybe, they will realize how pitiful and pathetic they really are.

The unemployment rate in central Virginia is about 2.5%, considerably lower than the national rate of 4.7% (last I looked). I see people on the streetcorners holding signs that say "WILL WORK FOR FOOD" and "HOMELESS-KIDS-WIFE-PLEASE HELP" Try offering the next person you see with a sign like this lunch at McDonald's in exchange for some small, menial task. Or just the lunch with no strings attached. Most likely the bum (as we called them when I was a kid) will make an excuse, and if he is really bold, will ask for money anyway. I also see people swiping "EBT" (Electronic Benefit Transfer, or "Electronic Benefit Plunder") in the grocery store. How is taking from me and my family legal? If the government did not do it, it would be called ROBBERY!

My labor day message as a bumper sticker:

Work Harder! Millions on welfare are depending on YOU!


Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Roman Salute


My previous posting shows a painting by David, titled The Oath of the Horatii. It shows what is called the "roman" salute. Perhaps this looks familiar. At left is a picture of Adolf Hitler receiving the salute from the Reichstag upon the announcement of the occupation of Austria, in March of 1938.

That year, 1938, has been tossed around in the media recently as an analogy to current world events. Are we facing another moment in history when a relatively small action will preempt the need for a much larger and more costly action later? If Germany had been dealt with quickly and decisively in 1938, perhaps World War II would not have been so costly in every sense of the word.

Iran continues to thumb its nose at the western world by pursuing its nuclear agenda. Why do they need a nuclear program? They say it is for energy. Iran is an importer of gasoline. But if they want to cut forigen energy imports, why not build some refineries? (Sound familiar?) The Nuclear Menace was laid to rest after the Soviet Union collapsed, but only for a quick nap.

Iran is a known sponsor of terrorisim and continues to fight wars by proxy through Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, et al. The current president of Iran is suspected of being directly involved with the hostage crisis in 1979.

By the way, a variation of the roman salute was used in the United States as part of the Pledge of Allegiance until the U.S. entered WWII. Abandoned for obvious similarity to the Nazi salute, it was replaced with the hand-over-the-heart gesture (in my opinion a weak-looking pose). It is now used by Islamo-Fascists in some ceremonial situations.

An open warning to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Keep looking over your shoulder. If it's 1938 again, soon you will be seeing this:

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Sacred Oath

How many of us would be willing to make a sacred oath to each other to fight, and to die, so that our freedom and our way of life would be preserved?

There is now a threat from the Islamo-Fascists ordering everyone to convert to Islam or suffer the consequences. It is being treated by the mainstream media like the Wicked Witch of the West skywriting "surrender Dorothy"on her broom.

The threat can be casually dismissed because there have been no acts of terror perpetrated on U.S. soil since 9/11. Sooner or later, an Islamo-Fascist or Fascists will succeed in attacking innocent Americans somehow, somewhere. And when that happens, people will freak the hell out.

We must have the will to fight. We must have the will to achieve VICTORY.

I Scored As France?

A fun quiz. I was figuring Nazi Germany the way I answered some of the questions.

You scored as France, Free French and the Resistance. Your army is the French army. You are prefer to win your enemies by politics than by sheer action, but when the war has started you will fight to the end with those resources you have and belive in freedom and victory in the end.

France, Free French and the Resistance

75%

British and the Commonwealth

69%

Soviet Union

69%

Japan

69%

Poland

69%

Finland

69%

Italy

63%

Germany

56%

United States

50%

In which World War 2 army you should have fought?
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Victory is the Destruction of the Enemy

Today in 1146, the crossbow was outlawed in Europe. A lame attempt to limit war. The crossbow was devastating to armor of any type or strength, deadly accurate, and easy to use. Why not use it against your enemy?

Israel is fighting a limited war against Hezbollah (Hizboola, however those maggot infested goat sodomizers want to spell it). Lebanon will not stand in the way of the Hezbos. Kinda like having your big brother (Iran via Syria via Hezbos) sucker punch the nerd kid just because he's smart and nobody likes him.

We, the United States, have fought "limited" wars before. Our Viet Nam campaign failed, in large part, because we did not pursue and destroy the enemy. Any ground we captured, we gave back to the enemy. We allowed him to regroup, refit, and redeploy. The Viet Cong and NVA knew we would pull out, and all they had to do was hold on, wait for us to leave, and declare victory.

Is history repeating itself in Iraq? The idea of a timetable is being hoisted up the flagpole. Of course the usual suspects will be saluting. Will anyone from the conservative camp be saluting as well? This is an election year, and the campaign for President begins hard upon its heels. Is this some kind of strategery to sweep the Iraq war under the magic carpet, so to speak, and give Republicans a little wiggle room? What the hell! I hope not.

Limited war results in unlimited defeat. Unlimited war results in VICTORY.

"War means fighting, and fighting means killing" Nathan Bedford Forrest

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Happy Katrina Day

This morning on CNN , Soledad O'Brien was showing off the remains of the devastation of hurricane Katrina. She eyed a wrecked/abandoned car that apparently had been there since last year. "Why is this car still here?" Soledad asked the air. She continued, using the car as launchpad for her fingerpointing spew about the failures of the Federal government.

Uh, Soledad, I have lived in a slum area before. There were cars "parked" on the street there that hadn't moved in over a year. Mine, one of the vehicles in the neighborhood which actually moved from its spot each day, was set on fire one night and would have joined the local curbside recycling program had I not taken it out of the area to be repaired. I don't seem to recall anyone from CNN, or the local stations for that matter, reporting that. Is it possible (probable) that car was there before Katrina?

And why don't we hear the same kind of vitriol about the gulf shore area around the Big N.O.? Well...Mississippi has a republican governor, and the gulf shore area is populated by white people. New Orleans is, uh, a Chocolate City , where leftist liberals and poverty pimps have been in charge for years. Which story sells more papers? An area recovering and rebuilding run by whitey, or poor poor pitiful poor black folks being abused by FEMA, et al?

Monday, August 28, 2006

John Mark Karr Must Assume Room Temperature

Even if he did not murder Jon Benet Ramsey. The prosecution dropped the case today , but Karr is not without guilt in other matters relating to sex with children. A lesson from our old friends in the KGB: Lock him in a room with a loaded pistol, then bill the family for the bullet that splattered his brains all over the room.

The Face of the Enemy, Part II: History Test

An e-mail I received recently had this as an attachment:


HISTORY TEST
Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened!!! Do you remember? -1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a. Superman b. Jay Lenno c. Harry Potter d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40 1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by a. Olga Corbett b. Sitting Bull c. Arnold Schwarzenegger d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 2. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by: a. Lost Norwegians b. Elvis c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 3.During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by: a. John Dillinger b. The King of Sweden c. The Boy Scouts d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 4. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by: a. A pizza delivery boy b. Pee Wee Herman c. Geraldo Rivera d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by: a. The Smurfs b. Davy Jones c. The Little Mermaid d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 6.In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by: a. Captain Kidd b. Charles Lindberg c. Mother Teresa d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 7.In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by: a. Scooby Doo b. The Tooth Fairy c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by: a. Richard Simmons b. Grandma Moses c. Michael Jordan d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 9.In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by: a. Mr. Rogers b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill' s women problems c. The World Wrestling Federation d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 10.On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.Thousands of people were killed by: a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd b. The Supreme Court of Florida c. Mr. Bean d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 11.In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against: a. Enron b. The Lutheran Church c. The NFL d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by: a. Bonnie and Clyde b. Captain Kangaroo c. Billy Graham d. Muslim male extremist s mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 13. 2004 - Spain Railwayy bombings. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 AND NOW ! 14. 2005 London Railway bombings Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 Nope, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone because of profiling.

'Nuf said, yet again.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Why Polymath

If you were wondering how I came up with the name Polymath, wonder no more. I had discovered a friend's blog and, being a cryptic smartass, I wanted to leave a comment which could be attributed to me only through careful deduction. I needed a name that would describe me without being obvious.

I began by looking up several names from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales such as "miller," "reeve," "franklin," "yeoman," etc. I could not find anything fitting; "franklin" was close but not descriptive enough. And I did not want to be confused with a character from Peanuts.

I thought of all the things I had done in my life. I have had many different occupations, blue collar and white collar, encompassing all manner of work (and hours!). I have often been called McGuyver because of my ability to improvise a solution to a particular problem. McGuyver was descriptive enough, but kinda corny. Out of curiosity, I looked up Jack of All Trades in Wikipedia. As luck would have it, included in their description was a brief mention of a Bruce Campbell series of the same name. Fantastic! But not cerebral enough.

At the bottom of the page was a line reading "see also Polymath ." Cerebral, descriptive, and a slight Bruce Campbell reference. Gold!

I guess I was too clever. I had to tell my friend it was me.

G. Gordon Oswald

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rewarding Bad Behavior

Why do some people get preferential treatment? Two boys who play football at a small town high school in Ohio have been allowed by a judge to play "the rest of the football season" in a community where about half the population attends the Friday night games. Their crime was causing a crash that injured two other teenagers, causing severe brain damage to one of the victims. Read the story here.

Has the judge in this case forgotten that undesireable behavior should be immediately punished? (Remember Psych 101?) Especially when it comes to teenagers? And has the season even started yet? Let's wait and see if they actually serve all of the 60-day sentence.

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Face of the Enemy

What kind of enemy are we confronted with in the War on Terror? Is there "chatter" about some new plot involving blue haired old ladies with knitting needles? Why, in this latest round of TSA malarkey, are we preventing people from carrying-on deodorant, toothpaste or mouthwash? Airliner cabins are funky enough when passengers are allowed to bring toiletries on board.

Look at all of the acts of terror commited against this Nation and her citizens. Here is a brief recap:

Marine Corps barracks bombing (by Hezbollah!) in Lebanon, 1983

Nightclub bombing in Berlin, 1986

World Trade Center bombing, 1993

Pan Am flight 103 bombing, 1988

Coordinated embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, 1998

USS Cole bombing, 2000

World Trade Center and Pentagon attack, 2001

Who commited these atrocities? Radical Islamo-Fascists. Belivers in the peaceful faith of Islam. Specifically, middle eastern men, early twenties to late forties. We need racial profiling! To Hell with political correctness.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Looking Good for Lieberman

The leftist wackos thought they had it in the bag. Well, Lamont did win the primary, but the one that counts is the general election. Lieberman is leading by a good margin in the Connecticut race for U.S. Senate. As an independent.

The primary, which the hateful anti-war left has declared a total victory for their pathetic cause, has proven that the left is controlled by a single issue: the War on Terror. Lieberman is anything but a conservative on most issues. Do we so quickly forget he was Algore's running mate in 2000? The man who used to be the next Vice President? Lieberman is unclean because of his support for the war, and his refusal to withdraw from his position. And he's a J-E-W.

The leftist wackos have co-opted what used to be a respectable party once upon a time. Not any more. I think if I lived in CT, I would vote for Lieberman over the republican candidate just to stick it to the party hacks behind Lamont.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reuters: Radical Islamo-Fascisim's Best Friends

Reuters has been on the wrong side of the war on terror since their refusal to use the word "terrorist" to describe a, well, terrorist.

Reuters has again shown their stripes in two separate but related events. Exhibit A: a doctored photograph showing smoke over Beirut. Caused, no doubt, by Israeli (code for Jew) aggression against 100% not guilty people. Exhibit B: an employee of Reuters sent death threats to blogger Charles Johnson (http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/) using the address zionistpig@hotmail.com.

A quote from the latter story: "I think it's more than fair to say that Reuters has a big problem."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Affordable Housing Nonsense

Is this inconsistent?


"Housing is a right," said Joy Johnson, a panelist and herself a beneficiary of public housing. As she explains it, she relies on her publicly funded residence to keep her from having "to depend on a man or the system to take care of my family. It allows me to be independent."



This quote is from a recent C-ville Weekly story about affordable housing. Affordable for whom? Housing prices are high here because the demand for housing is high. It's called market economics. Charlottesville's lower-end neighborhoods are being gentrified because current owners are willing to sell to someone who is willing to pay, in many instances, more than the appraised value of the property.

And to the living wage mirmadons in Charlottesville: You could raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour and it would still be minimum wage. Everyoneone would still make more money than you, and you would still scrape bottom every week with your entry-level, zero-skill job. Goods and services would become more expensive to pay for your crappy minimum wage $50 per hour.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

An Improbable Half-Truth

I am tiring of all this global warming nonsense. We humans could not have more than a limited and regional influence on our climate, short of nuclear war. Not to mention that climate change is a normal, cyclic occurrence. Back in the 1970's, the eco-hype was the earth is headed for a new ice age. What happened to that? Now Al Gore (the inventor of the internet) would have us believe that all sorts of global-warming-driven climactic mayhem are about to happen tomorrow! Holy crap! Sure, there are"greenhouse" gases being produced by us mere mortals, and cows are still farting away everywhere. But the majority of these gases are coming from the ocean floor.

Even if we could stop all emissions now, the earth's temperature would still rise by at least 1 degree according to the global warming people. Worst-case scenario is slightly more than six degrees. So no boiling oceans or frying-pan landscapes are in store for us. Emissions will only get lower as technology and efficiency improve. Climatologist Pat Michaels of the University of Virginia has some interesting articles here and here.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Please don't call it World War III

Calling the current state of the world and the war on terror "World War III" is ignorant of recent history. After WWII, the Soviet Union maintained control over half of Germany and all of eastern europe. Churchill said "an iron curtain has descended..." This iron curtain was communisim and the Soviet enforcement of it. The cold war- the real World War III- had begun. During the cold war, China fell to communism. So did North Korea. And all of Viet Nam. It did not end until President Ronald Reagan bravely stood up to the Red Menace and called it what it was- an Evil Empire.

I am proud to have served in our nation's military under one of our finest commander-in-chiefs. It makes me cringe every time I hear "World War III." Please, let's call it what it is: World War IV.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Crushing the Head of the Snake

Ever since September 11th, and even before, the military strategy of the United States has been to combat the forces of terror and oppression in the world. Our country is soon to be faced with what may be the ultimate showdown- war with Iran.

Iran has been at the center of nearly every middle east terror outfit since the Islamic revolution took control from the Shah in 1979. Hezbollah is sponsored by Iran. Hamas is sponsored by Iran.

Iran has been sending "resistance" fighters into Iraq to battle U.S. forces there.

It has been reported that Iranian observers were present at the recent missile tests conducted by North Korea. It is clear that Iran wishes to acquire nuclear weapons and the longer range missiles needed to fire them at countries beyond their immediate borders.

The government of Iran, like all islamo-fascists, is bent on Sharia law being brought to bear on the entire world. Anyone who does not agree is an infidel who must be killed in the name of Allah. My ass.

Thankfully, our military is now positioned to conduct a "hammer and anvil" maneuver, similar to a pincer movement. Iraq on one side, Afghanistan on the other. Iran has been feeling the heat; soon they will feel the fire of the U.S. and Coalition forces.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Why does the Left hate our military?

This is just baffling. A deployed soldier's family is murdered by an insane killer, and the lefties use his unknowable pain as a platform to vent their polluted and cancerous spleens! Here is a story about the posting on AOL news and some of the hateful and vitriolic comments added by our friends from the rabid anti-war left.

Die, Voles! Die!

The voles are up to no good again. They have invited their rodent brothers the moles to our yard. I don't mind moles because they eat the highly evil June Bug and Japanese beetle larvae. But the little bastards are tearing up my new grass. Since I killed the copperhead last year, the voles have become downright arrogant- leaving trash and beer bottles all over the yard, cussing at my kids, and making any spot they choose a new toilet facility. It's all the fault of The British Vole Appreciation Society

Thursday, July 20, 2006

First Posting

I am a libertarian. Notice the lower case "l." A conservative non-republican. I am not a kool-aid drinker to any philosophy, person, or policy. I love my wife and kids.

As for the rest, you can figure it out for yourself.