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.