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Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Power to Overcome

Today during some of the very limited TV viewing I do I watched some commemoritive services for Rosa Parks, including the '99 awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal. I also saw some others stories of atheletes overcoming incredible odds and it got me to thinking of all those others with so much to overcome, like the peoples of Iraq and Afganistan or even in our freest of all nations with a sordid racial past. There are millions of little triumphs everyday we don't hear about of people overcoming personal handicaps or injury to succeed anyway.
In the sports world the comebacks of Lance Armstrong from cancer and Hermann Meir from a devastating motorcycle accident to once again to rule the downhill skislopes are incredibly inspiring and well known as are many others. Credit to CBS for this story of a teenager in Nebraska, she is one of the states top young atheletes, volleyball, basketball and is the top miler in the state track and field. The only differrence in her and her peers is she has cystic fibrosis and an impregnable positive spirit to overcome a disease with a life expectacy of just 35 years. I have worked with handicapped folks and as a child I remember their sheer joy for life even if they didn't have the abilities I have.
What does this have to do with Rosa Parks? As a classic southern lady she was faced with a mountain of an obstacle to overcome and bueyed by her faith in the Lord she lifted her eyes up and saw the top of that mountain and began to climb never looking back and with the summit in her sites that we are equal in God's eyes not the government's. Her climbing partner was her minister the unknown Dr. Martin Luther King. Two ordinary, God loving american citizens stood up for their rights peacefully, forcefully and rightiously. A world apart from the words of Louis Farrakan, today and his separatist, segregationist movement, shame her legacy, one they wish to triumph. I grew up in George Wallace run Alabama and have worshipped at the 16th Street Babtist Church and have met many Rosa Parks in my years. Dr. Rice came from the same region of Alabama and is now the most powerful woman in the world. She overcame her obstacles and pursued her goals, a gifted pianist, diplomat, historian, possibly the first woman POTUS and overseer of the greatest political reformation in the history of the middle-east. The only barriors in this country are self imposed and built by a failing school system.
Historically this great nation faces great challenge with dynamic solutions and as a result we learn and grow and become a better country for it. We are facing great challenges again with the threat of islamo-fascism, not all of Islam is radical but 10% of a billion is alot of jihadiist murderers. Despite the Cindy Sheehans and Ward Churchills out there spewing their retoric america must overcome this obstacle as we have so many times before.
I will leave you with my two favorite quotes from our founding.

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" --Samuel Adams

"It is in vain, sir, to extentuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"--Patrick Henry

God Bless America!!!

ps. One of my favorite sources Bill Roggio is off to Iraq and this interview with the marine col. that invited him is enlightening. I have been in contact with Bill and will get it hot from the press.
Also welcome a new addition to the Barnyard, Tug Boat Cap'n , another country boy with his eye on america and a fellow free market capitalist, a keyboard salute from the rest of us varied critters in the Barnyard. Lorez at Just a Woman and Mark at 4 Rows Back also have wonderful posts up. Mark's is especially touching having worn those shoes before. A BarnYard salute to Mark and his efforts!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

This Was a Real Hoot

I just watched Sen. Evan Bayh's speech to the Hew Hampshire Dim party at their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, he will give Hillary a tough primary run as he has a solid stump aimed at middle class families and small business owners, he voted for the bill for earmarks in the transportation bill to be allocated to pay for rebuilding in the Gulf region. Though as intelligent he is he has not figured it out yet, bashing the Bush presidency and saying he can do better is not a policy statement., alla Kerry.
Something I always hear in Dim speeches when energy policy comes up and the call for energy independance is the lack of understanding of the oil industry. They fail to acknowledge that the plastics industry relies heavily on petroleum based products as well as many other diverse products available to the consumer. There is plenty of oil, we need refineries to handle it and the oil companies want to build them with the profits they have gained from the enviromentalist tightening of the market. There are trillions of barrels of heavy crude found off shore from Alaska to Chile, there are further trillions contained in the oil shales and sands found here in the US and Canada, the oil companies use their profits for research and developement of new sources and the desire to do so at the lowest cost and at the least impact to the environment. The recent defeat of the bill allowing the streamlining of the building of new refineries is a travesty and so is the investigation into oil company profits as that is a result of supply and demand. Restricting and punishing the oil companies decreases supplies and their ability to deliver them and increases prices. They don't need regulation and enviromental lawsuits blocking them, they need the freedom to do their jobs, providing fuel to power a worldwide need.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Hey, Tommorows Friday!

I like it work is so busy I have little time to blog, anyway, I am Truckee bound in the morning, happy Goat! Harriot Myers just showed the world "Southern Grace", happy and relieved Goat. We just scared the britches off the loonbats as we, as a conservative voice just rocked the boat seriously. The GOP is not cracking it is strengthening it's resolve . The funniest part is I hear the left blaming Dobson and he supported her, ignorant fools they are.

Informal poll question: Will it help or hurt the conservative movement and why? I think it helps as we get to put our message before the people as we get to the essence of the debate. Me, I am a Constitutional Federalist, Confederate. I believe all folks are created equal and the States should be given their full rights granted under our Constitution.

That would include allowing border states to employ their National Guard to control the border regions.

Do you want to show the loonbats what we are made of? Then get off your tail and get involved !!!

Conservatives , Forward, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More on Money

If you don't recieve Townhall's daily pundit compendium then you are missing something as every column in tonight's release is a worthy read thus my tardiness to post. With four brilliant economists furthering my Barnyard sense of last night's ranting. I lead with Bill murchison's great piece, though read all the bottom six columns listed on the right and Mike Adams is a never miss for me as well.

Of home runs and Fed chairman
Oct 25, 2005by Bill Murchison ( bio archive contact )
In our fragmented, minute-by-minute universe, we get to thinking of the president the United States, a certain George Bush, as the man who blew the Big Blow rescue operation in New Orleans, nominated a crony to the Supreme Court, and now, may lose his arch political strategist over the Judith Miller/Valerie Plame affair. Out of the air comes the appointment of Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as Grand Keeper of Economic Prosperity, and the market reminds us of how much more presidents do than just get in trouble with partisan rivals and the news media.
The market quickly signaled its deep approval of Bernanke,

Yea I am one of those strange people who actually enjoy economics and understands how it works. It is very simple, Gov't stay out and let the free market work, regulation stifles innovation, socialism stifles desire to succeed and taxation and debt lead to bankruptcy. Rebecca Hagelin in her article there, makes this very salient point that we should all be aware of.
Dr. Feulner also gave a hard cold fact that made me feel ill:

"“We are less than one generation away from Congress being unable to pay for
anything other than Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and interest on the
federal debt -- leaving not so much as a penny for defense or homeland

“I repeat: We are one generation away from Congress being
unable to pay
for anything other than Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security,
and interest on the
federal debt.”

As a mother, I find that fact appalling. When I look into the eyes of my
children, how can I explain that my generation is squandering their future? No
logical explanation exists. I wonder, do other parents realize what’s at stake?"

And I will give Annie the:

"We've been waiting 30 years to end the lunacy of nine demigods on the Supreme Court deciding every burning social issue of the day for us, loyal subjects in a judicial theocracy.
We don't want someone who will decide those issues for us—but decide them 'our'
way. If we did, a White House bureaucrat with good horse sense might be just the
ticket. Admittedly, there isn't much that's more important than ending the
abortion holocaust in America. (Abortionist casualties: 7; Unborn casualties: 30
million.) But there is one thing. That is democracy. Democracy sometimes leads
to silly laws such as the one that prohibited married couples from buying
contraception in Connecticut. But allowing Americans to vote has never led to
créches being torn down across America. It's never led to prayer being purged
from every public school in the nation. It's never led to gay marriage. It's
never led to returning slaves who had escaped to free states to their
slavemasters. And it's never led to 30 million dead babies. We've gone from a
representative democracy to a monarchy, and the most appalling thing is—even
conservatives just hope like the dickens the next king is a good one." —Ann

And their Quote for today, quite apropo I would say!

Founders Quote Daily
It is too probable that no plan we propose will be
adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the
people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our
work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The
event is in the hand of God.
-- George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur
Morris in Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787

Monday, October 24, 2005

Whose Money Is It?

I do believe the two things aside from the Miers kerfuffle, that have the conservatives so rankled is out of control spending and border control. We cannot let the dims get a stroke in on this, we have to move more fiscal conservatives into office like Mike Pence, George Allen and a small handfull of others. We have primaries where we can vote the porkers out. Here is the dilemma, voters like pork, don't like taxes, don't like/ have a solvent SSI program, are over run by illegal immigrants but like their hardwork and complain about drugs and gangs. Meanwhile many sit on their ass, get fat watching idiotic sitcoms, complain and don't bother to vote because 'the line was too long'.
I have been involved, albeit minorly, in third party politics and building coalititions for political action. The '92 campaign got me interested and Perot won me to the fiscally conservative business model for government, I voted for him twice and thus elected Billary Clinton, who balanced the budget on a shimmering mirage of '.bomb' money. If we were not attacked on 9/11 and weren't just hammered by repeat serious hurricanes (Don't Build There) and the damage of incompetent gov't inviting the pork hogs to the trough, we would be well into the black.
It happens in our own households, we're sitting pretty and something bad happens or good, buying a house, and we are back in debt. What do we do to pay for it? We cut back a few luxuries, fine tune the budget, cutback from eight movie channels to two, eat red beans and rice and spaghetti instead of steak. In otherwords we eliminate the frivolous art and feel good subsidies to our diet. Why can't our elected officials think like that?
This is why I joined the GOP as they at least attempt to go in the right direction away from socialism, and for the most part, GOP spending usually makes sense and is practical. We must strengthen the GOP not weaken it by replacing RINOs with good folks and a bit of Barnyard sense. We must build it from within just as the socialists did in the DNC. I like candidates strong on national and fiscal security, social conservatism I admit is a distant third to these two.
Don't sit on your hands and complain, VOTE, We can kick the numbskulls out, John Thune proved it. Get out and help these folks that don't get the massive amounts of union and special interest money. The very very best answer, short and sweet,
Term Limits !!!!!!! BAAAAAA!

Well Duh!: To further the anology previously rendered, if our house is not fiscally secure and well protected, it would be difficult to educate and raise our children.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

What a Beautiful Weekend

I have new neighbors to replace the trash that was there before, good red-staters from Nebraska. They invited me to housewarming party last night and I met a bunch of wonderful folks including the wife of a GI in Iraq, infantryman in the Al Anbar region, the trials showed on her face as we had a long talk as I of course offered my prayers and support which brightened her eyes and lifted her shoulders. One of Mike Yon's dispatches describes arriving at the scene of a massive IED that had mangled a hummer yet miraculously the occupants had survived with minor injuries, her husband was one of those men. He is now in Kuwait after completing his tour and is scheduled to return home soon! He has a beautiful daughter and wonderful wife. She said of course the soldiers want to come home but not until they have completed their mission and said his morale was very high. I can't wait to meet him in person and hopefully get a blog interview.
Speaking of Mike Yon his latest dispatch on the elections will be released tommorrow or you can read an abbreviated version at The Weekly Standard. He also updates on the little Iraqi girl with the bad ticker that the "deuce four" had found and chiseled through red tape to get her to america for treatment. She has had surgery to repair holes in her heart that caused very poor circulation and would eventually lead to loss of extremities and death. Today she is a pink not blue happy little girl within just days of the successful surgery. Her mother just quietly grasps her hands and smiles through tears as she looks at nailbeds that were once black and are now a healthy pink. This is just one of the millions of little stories of success you'll never hear in the MSM.

"Pam is a nurse at the Presbyterian Heart Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She’s also the mother of a soldier who just returned from Mosul, and Pam was one of many people in the US who chiseled through walls to arrange for treatment and support for Rhma and her parents. She sent this news:

Rhma did absolutely beautifully during surgery. Her oxygen saturation is now between 87 and 91 and she is pink! She looks like a different child. Her Mom just kept holding her hands, looking at her nail beds and smiling. She has been very stable and has not required any medications to keep her blood pressure up. She is still on the ventilator just to allow her to rest for the night but she'll be off it in the morning. I will keep you posted.

And then, the very next day, Pam added this news:
She's great today, off the ventilator, watching TV, and pink!"

More GWOT news from the Front
Do you want the same access to the press releases from CentCom that the MSM so distorts? Straight from the sands of Iraq or the mountains of Afganistan for your own perusal at your own time and pace ,well here is the page they all access . We are kicking Jihadi tail and taking names and then kicking more tail. On citizen tips and other gathered intel, the captured rat out their comrads with little effort on our part, we have taken out dozens of safe houses killed or captured hundreds of jihadi scum and confiscated hundreds of tons of munitions that won't go into IEDs. There are two available news letters from CentCom, one from them and a joint one from Coalition Forces, I signed up for both to be fair and accurate in my reporting. I am doing the same thing the MSM press corp do, read the dispatches and build a story around them. Bill Roggio at the Fourth Rail carried it a step further with deeper research and more contacts within the milbloggers, like Mudville Gazzette, Blackfive, Armor Geddon (one of my favorites) and many others (check their blogrolls). You have got to read some battlefield stories from the tanker at Armor Geddon, great reading on how to use an Abroms tank in urban combat. The guy really truelly loves blowing jihadis up and anything that goes boom and is a great and humerous writer. Sure there is plenty to read about Miers, Plame and business as usual in "the swamp" but when you can feel the titillation of destroying the pariah jihadis by reading these battlefield accounts , why bother with the nonsense?

For the story on the picture which says it all go here.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Roll Tide Roll

I love these SEC defensive brawls, it appears my Crimson Tide has remembered how to win these games. The dream is alive, after a 6-3 baseball score brawl over Tennesee. In our storied past we won these games and we are again. The team will gain huge confidence and momentum from these last two wins. We have a clutch gunslinger in Brodie Croyle that can will his team to victory. I hope we get to show USC what SEC defense is all about. Three more tough games with LSU, Auburn, and the SEC title game.

Jews and America, A Unigue Relationship

I found an brilliant essay on this topic by Rabbi Daniel Lappin. America it turns out has deep ties to Judaism as our founders were largely Protestant and their Puritan underpinnings and believed the Jews were God's Chosen People and deeply held to the teachings and based their laws on Torah in the noahide tradition. They considered Jews the teachers and scholars and most understood Hebrew as their Bibles at least the Old Testament were in Hebrew. This a must read essay, I learned a tremendous amount as I always do from his writings. I would love to attend one of his lectures, a brilliant and good man.

Living as Jews in Christian America
June 10, 2005
By Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President, Toward Tradition

As a boy I hungrily absorbed the eye-opening Torah teaching of my father, the late Avraham Chayim Lapin z”tzl, along with his terrifying tales of the viciousness of Lithuanian and Polish “goyim” that he endured while a student at Telshe Yeshiva in pre-World War II Europe. I quickly came to understand. “Goyim” hate Jews and try to hurt them. That is all there was to it.
Later, as a student at that famed yeshiva located amidst some of the worst slums of northern England, I learned the rough-and-ready science of self defense on the streets of Gateshead. Lurking in the dark alleys that lay between the Beit Midrash and our lodgings, Gateshead “goyim” waited eagerly to prey and pounce upon me and my fellow talmidim. The contrast between those sinister streets full of Tyneside louts with their foul mouths and flying fists and the refined atmosphere of the yeshiva was almost beyond comprehension. My uncles, the distinguished roshei yeshiva, Reb Leib Gurwitz z”tzl and Reb Leib Lapian z”tzl, occasionally commented upon the bloody battle scars borne by their students. Although they would remind us that “goyim” hate Jews, almost as the fulfillment of ancient prophecies, I think they both would have preferred us to evade trouble rather than confronting it. I think they also suspected that their nephew derived more than a little unholy glee from inflicting retaliatory punishment upon our tormentors.

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Plame Game

This whole issue is just nuts as zero laws were broken, Valerie Plame was not a covert operative, she is a desk jocky analyst. They have nothing on Karl Rove or Scooter Libby this is purely a press play by the MSM. For more information on this Human Events leads today with a fantastic breakdown of the idiocy on both sides as to the actual law. I see the noxious game the loony left is playing and has played for years and it is a losing gambit as more and more americans see through their courtroom shenanigans and false charges and the more we ignore them the louder they are going to scream bloody murder.
Update: I forgot to mention Judith Miller wrote a book on germ warfare and had extensive contacts in the very CIA dept, that Valerie Plame worked in, chances are that she already knew Plame. I learned this from callers to Hugh's show and Jed Babbin cohosting ran with it for a bit. It looks like there maybe indictments but not the ones the left wants.

Victoria Toensing
Posted Oct 18, 2005
There now appears to be consensus that
no one violated the 1982 Agent Identities Protection Act in publishing the name
of CIA employee Valerie Plame.
It’s a hard law to violate. Its high
threshold requires that the person whose identity is revealed must actually be
covert (which requires at the least a foreign assignment within five years of
the revelation), that the government must be taking “affirmative measures” to
conceal the person’s identity, and that the revealer must know that the
government is taking those measures.

One of my personal favorites Oliver North further supports my hypothesis that we aren't as stupid as the socialists, in charge of our schools ,by the way, want to believe.

The Purple Finger Effect: Media Has Revealed How Out of Touch It Is
by Oliver North

Posted Oct 21, 2005
HOUSTON, TX -- Traveling around America -- as I have been these past two weeks on a national book tour for my new novel, The Assassins -- has been great therapy. It got me away from Washington, D.C. I got to travel the length and breadth of the country in red states and blue states. I've met and talked and listened to tens of thousands of people from every walk of life. And best of all, they reaffirmed my longstanding belief that the American people are a whole lot smarter than the so-called mainstream media thinks they are.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Goat Meanderings

Some off the cuff Barnyard observations
I don't believe Miers will make it out of committee, if Bush wants to ignite his core for the 06 run he should go for it with the best conservative judge we have. I would suspect Judge Brown might turn down the offer as it came after having been through the mill so recently, leaving a strong bench with Luttig, and Jones leading the field. There is that young Vietnamese fellow,37, that Taranto has mentioned , and has been nominated already to appelate level.

On The Eastern Front
I see the MSM has largely ignored the historic voting in Iraq and the sheeer enthusiasm for freedom and democracy. Good kicked Evil's butt everytime and continues to kick it. When we cease there is all hell on earth. Who in their right mind would want that? Evil is easy to define to those that restrict and destroy freedom. I will add to that , I have the right not to listen to Cindy Sheehan "Valley Girl" speak her flytrap. A high five to fellow bloggers who see and report this for what it is. You want news on the GWOT visit my blogroll and I am workng on some more contacts in the sands of Iraq.

Illegal Immigration
Bush came out strong earlier in the week about deportation and enforcing existing laws. We do however have a labor need to sustain our growth. Today America's youth fills bottom level positions in marketing and business not the labor trades . I am a contractor in Ca. and have many friends in various fields and we know who the applicants are, american teens donot apply for entry level jobs in the trades. It is not financially feasible to pay someone exorbitant wages to push a broom or do unskilled labor at the entry level. Stocking shelves at Macy's is more attractive to american entry level workers than hauling lumber or roofing material. The trades are a great living and I started with a broom in my hand and the immigrants, legal and illegal know this fact, you will move up and get paid more as your skills grow and once you have those skills starting your own business is a snap. That is why they come and are so quickly absorbed by the sponge that drew them here , JOBS. I do state that before a guestworker program can work is two things need to happen first: First secure the borders and second eliminate the anchor baby policy and then we can deal with those already here and working productive jobs and those not.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

See Update

Last night's post is updated.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I opened my email box this evening to find an interesting and inspiring note from US CentCom about sunday's post. Now it is not everyday an average Joe on the street gets email from CentCom so I opened it with trepidation. It was from a1lt in public affairs for CentCom asking me to link their site in my blogroll, I will and further it by asking my blogger buddies to link it and our readers to bookmark it. Praise from CentCom, WOW, I am just a hard working country Goat and have never served, something I deeply regret so now is my chance to give service to my beloved country. They want to get the good news out and the MSM won't so they are turning to us, the Patriots of this great land unable to carry a gun into battle yet yielding the mighty force of the pen to help get the positive out.
God Bless America !

We need it!

Hello Goat,

My name is 1 LT Brian Anderson and I am a Public Affairs Officer with US Central Command. I was on your site and noticed that you ran some information about centcom and the letter that we posted. We are trying to get some of the stories out that are not run by the main stream media. Iwould like to ask you to put up a permanent link to centcom.mil so that we can get some of these stories out. I have attached a word document that has some of the links that have been used by other bloggers.

Thanks for your time and effort.

V/R Brian M. Anderson

Public AffairsUS Central Command


Update: We exchanged mails and he is going to send me the hot stories fresh and pure and pointed me toward their weekly newsletter, I am so excited by this my ears are hurting my grin is so wide. Yes, I will help fight the propoganda war and I Thank my blogger buddies for taking up the call to the keyboard. It has always been a war of ideas, just the weapons and battlefield change and centuries have shown the pen to be mightier than the sword. If we are to defeat the Dan Rathers we must provide a concise honest indisputable record as we are held to that standard. For example if one of our GIs does something wrong it gets world press and it the UN commits serial rape and corruption it gets little press.
I see the debate among conservatives as constructive as new ideas are born from actve debate, as it is our rallying cry. The conservative movement continues to grow and the Democrat Party is not conservative as it has become socialist/communist as it seeks the failed Euro-model of being lazy and relying on the US taxpayer to defend them as they have little meams of their own.And Spain can "Basta ma coula" after their latest BS.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Happy Monday

Today I will just shut up, offer a picture and announce my new blog effort,The Barnyard Bible Study, as a busy man I don't have time to attend personal Bible studies as I would like to so I had this idea, Karen of KarensKorner signed on instantly and William at the The Briefing and Mark at 4Rows Back have signed on. I am waiting to hear from Lores still, who actually inspired me to create a blogger Bible study, and my friends Mary,Cindy,Kay,Sheepdog Sass,Otis Harry,etal please join us in the study of the Lord's Word. I am no expert though I do have some really smart friends that will be contributing as well.
Update: Lores at Just a Woman has signed on as well, hey Mark,William, us boys better get in gear to keep up with these awesome ladies and just wait till some of my regulars drop in.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

More on the Zarwahiri Letter

I am surprised that I had not found or visited the US CentCom site before but anyway I found their analysis of the letter and the translation which I read as well. It does appear the senior AQ leadership is in hiding and out of touch and I would be sure affected by the recent earthquake. The best part is the description of Iraq as the central front for an Islamic caliphate completely destroying the loonbat left's proclamations that Iraq has nothing to do with terrorism further demonstrating their innate ignorance and unfitness for office in the US.
From the letter,I recommend reading the whole thing:

"A-I want to be the first to congratulate you for what God has blessed you with in terms of fighting battle in the heart of the Islamic world, which was formerly the field for major battles in Islam's history, and what is now the place for the greatest battle of Islam in this era, and what will happen, according to what appeared in the Hadiths of the Messenger of God @ about the epic battles between Islam and atheism. It has always been my belief that the victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established in the manner of the Prophet in the heart of the Islamic world, specifically in the Levant, Egypt, and the neighboring states of the Peninsula and Iraq; however, the center would be in the Levant and Egypt. This is my opinion, which I do not preach as infallibile, but I have reviewed historical events and the behavior of the enemies of Islam themselves, and they did not establish Israel in this triangle surrounded by Egypt and Syria and overlooking the Hijaz except for their own interests.
As for the battles that are going on in the far-flung regions of the Islamic world, such as Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Bosnia, they are just the groundwork and the vanguard for the major battles which have begun in the heart of the Islamic world. We ask God that He send down his victory upon us that he promised to his faithful worshipers.
It is strange that the Arab nationalists also have, despite their avoidance of Islamic practice, come to comprehend the great importance of this province. It is like a bird whose wings are Egypt and Syria, and whose heart is Palestine. They have come to comprehend the goal of planting Israel in this region, and they are not misled in this, rather they have admitted their ignorance of the religious nature of this conflict.
What I mean is that God has blessed you and your brothers while many of the Muslim mujahedeen have longed for that blessing, and that is Jihad in the heart of the Islamic world. He has, in addition to that, granted you superiority over the idolatrous infidels, traitorous apostates, and those turncoat deviants.
This is what God Almighty has distinguished you and your brothers with over the mujahedeen before you who fought in the heart of the Islamic world, and in Egypt and Syria to be precise, but this splendor and superiority against the enemies of Islam was not ordained for them.
God also blessed you not only with the splendor of the spearhead of Jihad, but with the splendor as well of the doctrines of monotheism, the rejection of polytheism, and avoidance of the tenets of the secularists and detractors and inferiors, the call to the pure way of the Prophet, and the sublime goal that the Prophet @ left to his companions"

The AP coverage of the historic and peaceful voting yesterday did their very best to bend it in as negative a path as it could by focusing on a few angry Sunnis and the smattering threats of violence. One reporter I heard audio of for Newsweek sounded disappointed that the day was one of the most peaceful in weeks and appeared to express remorse that it was not as exciting as last january's elections .I just watched an ABC news story that also focused on the negative, they really don't get it.

And completely off topic a warning to pet owners from Karenskorner:
"For those of us with animals......I recently had a neighbor who had their 5-year old German shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago. They had a necropsy done to see what thecause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe.My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated "may be harmful to small children and animals." He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients. (Actually he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze).Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver. Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers' two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on their floors.Necropsies weren't done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible."

I am reminded of the cartoon mouse duo,Pinky and the Brain and the Brain's desire to rule the world,I am an old goat but young enough to see the the hilarity.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Good Football and Iraqi Elections

My Crimson Tide squeaked out a defensive brawl in the last seconds of a brilliant final drive with a field goal from 30 yrds out . The type of defensive dual so typical of this rivalry, they are always ready for us and often have their strongest game of the season, life in the SEC is not easy for a top team and next weeks game against the Vols won't be easy. I saw the final quarter of the Trojans and Irish and what a game that must have been, another great finish with great drives by both teams in the final minutes with a controversial last second win.

The Election
It went off for the most part quite peaceful and with great turnout in most areas outside the Al Anbar. From scanning reports from Iraq it was one of the more peaceful days as cars were banned from the streets and kids played soccer in the streets as their parents waited in line to vote. This was a historic day for Iraq's democracy and freedom and a tremendous blow to the murderers and their supporters here on the loony left. Hey Cindy Sheehan, eat purple finger! I found this round up of the murderers attacks at the Fourth Rail, quite wimpy for all their bluster.

"- Gunmen fired on two polling stations in Baghdad. No injuries.

- Office of the Iraqi Islamic Party is torched in Fallujah. No injuries

.- Office of the Iraqi Islamic Party is struck by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. No injuries.

- Office of the Iraqi Islamic Party is destroyed in an attack in Baiji. No injuries.

- Terrorists blow up the home of the local Iraqi Islamic Party chief in Ramadi. No injuries.

- Five security guards wounded in a car bombing near a mosque in Kirkuk

- Four civilians wounded in a roadside bombing targeting a U.S. patrol in Baghdad.

- Fifteen insurgents arrested as they prepared to attack polling centers in Mosul. No injuries.

- Power cut in 70% of Baghdad after power lines are sabotaged north of the city.

- Two police wounded in roadside bombing while patrolling near a polling station in Baghdad.

- Civilian killed by sniper fire near polling station in Baghdad.

- Three insurgents attacked an empty polling station South of Basra, and are captured. No Injuries.

- One policeman is wounded after a roadside bomb exploded near a polling station in western Baghdad.

- Fighting reported between a small band of insurgents and U.S. troops on patrol in Ramadi. No casualties reported. "

For more info from Iraq click here, here or here

Update: If you miss my bloggin' buddy Karen over in her Korner you have missed a wealth of great info, she went on a tear today with a mention of yours truely as well.

And Good Bye, James Doohan, as "Scotty" beams up and is to be launched into space for burial. I am a long time fan of Star Trek, just a fan, not fanatic, and this is a grand passing for a man that brought a memorable character to life and instilled a sense for adventure in the unknown in millions of fans. I love all of the spinoffs and movies and the great hope they portray and the necessity for violent battle at times and have always felt there writers and producers were some of the very best Hollywood has to offer and I abhor Hollywood.

And for other reasons I repost the last part of last weekends post:

Talons not Tears

Eagles and Patriots don't cry,

We fight,

sometimes quietly in the shadows but we are here.

We don't parade in crazy costumes but we are here.

Sometimes we wonder why?

We fight daily in society's trenches but we are here,

Our patriots shed their blood so that, we are here,

As my Lord had to die,

So that I am here!

Goat Gruff

Two Wolves

---------- One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy,sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

The wisdom of that statement is fathomless

Friday, October 14, 2005

Friday Night Quotes

The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily
"[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them."-- Candidus (in the Boston Gazette, 20 January 1772)Reference: Original Intent, Barton (259); original Boston Gazette(January 20, 1772)
(Goat's note: probably Hamilton,known for his latin pennames)
With a special tribute to a couple of young Federalist Patriots and their fine blogs, boys like this give america hope as well as a fine youngen' at the shop.
The Federalist Solution
The Transcending Sovereignity

Boy, the editors desk is on fire for this evenings "Digest"!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Yes, Islamo-Fascism is Here

Recently here in NoCal two terrorists rings were busted in Lodi and Folsom prison, not to mention the one in LA. There were plans to build huge Islamic centers in Lodi and Folsom, the cities rejected the permits, the central valley and foothills where these towns are located are GOP districts and vibrant with growth. A reader sent me this fascinating link ,(hattip) HannahFactor. We must remain vigilant they prey upon complacency and have learned the political game of "hate crime" legislation though that will back fire on them as well.

General Secretary of the Muslim Alliance of North America

Board member of Council on American-Islamic Relations

Board member if Islamic Society of North America

A black convert to Islam, Ihsan Bagby is an associate professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he attended Oberlin College for his undergraduate degree and then earned his Masters and PhD (the latter in 1986, in the field of Near Eastern Studies) from the University of Michigan.
In a WorldNetDaily report detailing how certain Muslim group leaders are hoping that "the U.S. Constitution will one day be replaced by Koranic law," Bagby is quoted as saying, "Ultimately we [Muslims] can never be full citizens of this country [the U.S.], because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country."

And more here
Zawahiri's Lament
What our enemy thinks about Iraq.
Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT
Ayman al Zawahiri and George W. Bush don't agree on much. But al Qaeda's No. 2 leader and the U.S. President are in accord on one thing: Iraq is the central battlefield.
This is just one of the many insights into the mind of the terrorist braintrust gleaned from an extraordinary document obtained this summer by U.S. forces in Iraq and released yesterday by the White House. It is a 6,000-word letter from Zawahiri, presumably in hiding in Pakistan, to al Qaeda's commander in Iraq, Abu Musab al Zarqawi.
We're glad the Administration made the decision to declassify it. It goes a long way toward letting Americans see what we are up against in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. The letter's full text is up on the Web site of the Director of National Intelligence at www.dni.gov.

James Taranto shares some insight on Miers.
I believe these will be the most closely watched and reported on hearings ever,Cspan's ratings may actually go up.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


I know the press counts the bodies and not the successes that is why I prefer alternative sources like Bill Roggio and Mike Yon and until recently Chrenkof and pundits like Ollie North. Bill's latest extensively analyzes the letter between the the bottom Z's of al qaida. This is from around the time of the wrapup in Mosul that Mike brings to you so well. We were kicking butt and taking names then and have since destroyed the ratlines from Syria cleaned up Tal Afar and are working our way through the Al Anbar region, with Iraqi soldiers on point. They are losing badly and the letter expresses that .

By Bill Roggio
The Office of the Director of National Security has published the much-discussed letter from Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda's number two in command, to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the commander of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The letter provides insight into the workings of al Qaeda, the perception of Zarqawi's campaign in Iraq and the status of the insurgency. The news that a compromise has been reached to satisfy Sunni concerns over the Iraqi constitution makes the letter all the more important.
The are many interesting pieces of information contained within the letter. Zawahiri confirms that Abu Farraj al-Libbi, who was captured in Pakistan, was indeed a major player in al Qaeda, "The enemy struck a blow against us with the arrest of Abu al-Faraj." However, al Qaeda views Pakistan's operations in the tribal areas as an even greater threat, "the real danger comes from the agent Pakistani army that is carrying out operations in the tribal areas looking for mujahideen." This conflicts with many analyst's portrayal of Pakistani operations on the Afghan border as ineffective.

And on Another Note
A great positive article on Harriot Miers that mirrors my view to a large extent by Horace Cooper is up at Townhall
"Harriet Miers brings different perspectives to the table and a view like few others because of her varied past experiences. And a real appreciation for diversity should include strengths associated with living in the real world. Concerns like running a business and meeting a payroll, understanding the perspectives of elected officials and the attitude and the outlook of main street Americans is arguably much more important than diversity defined primarily by gender and race.
Harriet Miers will bring to the Supreme Court her knowledge of the critical issues facing our country today and fully informed view of the political branches on these issues. We need a judge on the Supreme Court who brings these new perspectives to the table, and together with her stellar accomplishments in her legal career it is obvious that she is a well qualified candidate."

And on the Odd and Interesting
Anthropolgy , archeology and paleontology being among my many interests, I enjoyed this one on some ancient human remains fascinating.

Don't miss this awesome post at KarensKorner from a soldier.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Barnyard Etiquette

I have been forced to post a policy. I don't curse or launch attack posts,I want to run a clean blog that delivers honest information. I love comments and full blown debate,the second you resort to name calling or the limited vocabulary of four letter words you will be deleted. I don't give a damn what political persuasion you hold! Personal attacks will not be permitted.Think Dennis Prager.

Monday, October 10, 2005

As The Gipper Says

"Accommodation is based on wishing not thinking, and if the wish doesn't come true the enemy is far stronger than he was before you started down that road. The other way is based on the belief (supported so far by all evidence) that in an all out race our system is stronger, and eventually the enemy gives up the race as a hopeless cause. Then a noble nation believing in peace extends the hand of friendship and says there is room in the world for both of us. We can make those rockets into bridge lamps by being so strong the enemy has no choice, or we can bet our lives and freedom on the cockeyed theory that if we make him strong enough he'll learn to love us." —Ronald Reagan
Hattip: The Federalist Patriot and support their Shields of Strength effort.

And head 4Rows Back for a good laugh

Sunday, October 09, 2005

A Good Sunday to All !

Sometimes it is just nice too look back and see how far you have come. The trail into the Palisades region of the sierra, the headwaters of Big Pine creek, looking east towards Owen's valley. I wonder if the glaciers that carved these lakes were destoyed by SUVs and George Bush? Could the Kyoto Treaty have kept those glaciers intact? Dang it my tongue just blew out my cheek now I'll have a mess to clean up.

I would say a pretty quiet news cycle for the weekend other than the typical stirring of the blogger stew, the bomb scare in New York,the islamic connection to last weeks bomb and a new controversial nominee to SCOTUS, nothing too interesting other than Michael Yon has a new dispatch out and the Fourth Rail is popping with good news from Iraq, and Michelle Malkin finds scandal after scandal. Nice quiet weekend, Baaaaa! Plus a couple new additions to the blogroll, Cabe I mentioned last night, and I am adding his brother Stan at The Transcending Sovreignity who recently took the oath to serve our Patriot Armed Forces , a Barnyard salute!

And a little ditty by the Goat inspired by a friends email.

Talons not Tears

Eagles and Patriots don't cry,
We fight, sometimes quietly in the shadows but we are here.
We don't parade in crazy costumes but we are here.
Sometimes we wonder why?
We fight daily in society's trenches but we are here,
Our patriots shed their blood so that, we are here,
As my Lord had to die,
So that I am here!

Goat Gruff

Title suggestions open. GT, gets the title credit.

Two Wolves

---------- One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy,sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

(hattip)GT,hey girl you are on a roll.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Oklahoma Bombing

I waited to gather more information before posting on it. It appears jihadists motives and links are tied in just as there is credible evidence for that of the Murraw Federal building bombing and the MSM ignores it as usual. Michelle Malkin is as always on top of this and many other stories, that girl is a pure dynamo, I am glad she is on our side. She points to Mark Tapscott who is the main force eyeballing this developing story. We got lucky this time as it appears he blew up too soon. Just think if he had been sitting in the bleachers. Could you imagine what would be streaming from jihadi TV here and abroad. They have all the links, no need for me to repost them. Does the MSM not cover this because it proves Bush right and them wrong?

Update, unrelated: Michael Yon has a new dispatch up and another must read!

Update and a Barnyard welcome to The Federalist Solution by Cabe, another Federalist Patriot.

Friday, October 07, 2005

More on Miers

It appears we are getting that debate on what the court means as conservatives are bouncing all over the place and making that point very clear. Welcome to Goat's place Rooster. The one thing about Bush besides his steadiness in the GWOT is that he has been great at, is in who he appoints to key positions. He has made a couple of mistakes,Brown at FEMA and Myers at BICE but other than that he consistently goes for extreme talent and know how. I think he just gave Chief Roberts a pet "bulldog". Roberts,Thomas and Scalia can write opinion, we need an attack dog to cross question plaintiffs and defendants. I know enough older evangelical Christian ladies from Texas, hattip yall, to know they are tougher than nails when in comes to their morality to not be worried. It sounds like she is a brutal litigator, in other words if you don't have your facts together, she will cut you to pieces is what a Texan attorney that Hugh had call in said that had faced her, knew her,something. Let her do the grilling while the others get to listen, she apparently has the credentials to be chief legal counsel to POTUS and the background to hold the nations highest security clearances. I think many of the punditry feel betrayed and they shouldn't as all their picks are still in a growing rank as Bush continues to hit homeruns at the appellate level.
Heres the deal IMHO, Bush didn't want to tie up the senate for a year as there is alot of work to get done, on immigration, taxes , social security as the Dems were going to tie him up till the midterms by obstructing a Luttig etal, and hope setbacks in Iraq peel off more of the Indies. To be quite honest as a conservative I am more than a little ashamed of what I have seen in the thundering punditocracy of so called stable and objective view points of the Right. Some almost ran over the lefty blogs to slam Harriot Miers and the President. Several of them, Ann, Laura, NRO, etal, etal, I love y'all, just cool the jets on the range no need to saute' the nominee in the frying pan of american opinion before she has a chance to represent herself, pretty shameful behavior.
and a don't miss picture here!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Yes! Truckee Bound

My job takes me into the mountains tomorrow on a couple of choice jobs to grab as a tradesman, a couple of custom homes in the Truckee, Squaw Valley area, can you say, Happy Goat. I am very good at what I do and I started my trade at minimum wage with a broom in my hand and a backbone now I ply my craft for the wealthy, a nice spot to be in. I will take some pictures of some of the houses that showcase my work, old readers have seen the work we did at the big catholic cathedral here in Sacramento. the pics are in the archives if you choose to look. It is a daily challenge solving the problems of dillussioned architects and uninformed designers for demanding clients. These two I am seeing tomorrow have the money to make a good idea happen. I am going to take over control of our lost website, if I have any readers with website design background email me at goats_barnyard@msn.com I would like to talk to you. I have many reasons to smile, somebody just slapped me with a clue x four, different folks on different days,Wham. I am awake now. I just opened a new doorway in the market of free enterprise and found the key. I used to be an avid D&D player and I just found another route out of the dungeon. I was a brutal DM and very effective player, anyway, I like to build/make things that give pleasure to my client.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Question

By making the the SCOTUS appointee from outside the court, those very capable judges remain in place and an equally great replacement does not have to be fought over in the Senate therefore freeing the Seanate to take care of other much needed business. From what I have gathered, this was a brilliant and politically shrewd nomination. As Hugh Hewitt has pointed out, she is extremely well qualified. She sounds like a hard as nails Texan to me, not likely to be swayed by the Swamp press corps or anyone else for that matter. I know I have a few Texans that read me, let me know what you think about it here or mail, or anyone else for that matter, we will all learn from the discussion.

I will leave this space open for the debate for a few days, I hope it is vigorous and representative of the glorious nation we belong I hope the pinheads on the left chime in as well! I support Harriot Miers.


"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves."-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 16 January 1787)
Reference: The Learning of Liberty, Prangle, 111.

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)
Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)

Courtesy of The Federalist Patriot
and support SOS

"O It harkens back to a time when the American people understood that they had a critical role to play in the war effort, just as they do at the moment. Today, as in the past, we need to fight as though our lives, fortunes and freedom depend on it, for indeed they do. We need to put the country on a true war footing in which every American can and must be asked to play a part in order to preserve the Free World" Frank Gaffney
The Center for Security Policy

Monday, October 03, 2005

One Step at a Time!

Some hard work ,perseverance and learning will enable you to conquer whichever mountain you choose. Me, I want the one center back by direct route,though I must learn how first!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Alabama Whoops Florida 31-3

I am a longtime, hardcore Crimson Tider and we are coming back to retake the gridiron. A comment for Hugh he won't recieve, as fellow rivals of Notre Dame and USC and Nebraska and Oklahoma, an allegiance of sort is proposed untill we play Ohio in the big game, if they can muster that is.

Interesting Saturday

There is alot of informative reading out there in cyberland. I came across a great policy speech by Condoleeza Rice at Princeton this week, boy is she good, the transcript is here, (hattip:Tigerhawk) and a must read.
Amir Taheri has an interesting piece up on Karen Hughes' trip to the Middle-East and what she is likely to find, that the anti-americanism we hear about is propulgated by western media, not by the Joe-blow Arab on the street.
Michael Yon has a new dispatch up on how the "deuce-four"24th ID in Mosul helped a little Iraqi girl get to the US for treatment for a heart condition. If you want to know what the Iraqi people think of the US, read his dispatches from there, imbedded in the battle for Mosul.

To change course alittle to the securing of our borders, the American Spectator has a great piece up by J.Peter Freire on the Minuteman Project with a link to their handbook,(requires Adobe Acrobat), very impressive. I support what they are doing even more so after reading it. Securing the border is prerequisite to tackling the huge numbers already here as total amnesty and total deportation are not politically feasible it must center around an employment program sponsored by employers and a crackdown on all public and private intities that subsidize illegal immigration.

And don't miss another great read from Rabbi Daniel Lapin, something the Goat fails to understand is the hatred of the Jews. Perhaps my readers can fill me in. I am semi-well read and have yet to find a plausible connection outside of Islamism and it's fascist offshoots. Why the hatred? As a Christian I see them as our spiritual father's and the developer's of law and order in society, perhaps that is what the hate. If so why are the supremely controlling and autocratic regimes of fascism and communism so despising of the Jews? Is it that belief in a Higher Being and an afterlife provides HOPE, and a personal striving for goodness? Could it be that Judeo/Christian beliefs expose evil for what it is? Could it be we believe in the freedom of the people to make and adjudicate common law?I fail to understand.