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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

Untill then there is beer to drink and fireworks to shoot off, little time for typing so my greetings are short. I wish everyone the best!

Happy Newyear

Friday, December 30, 2005

Home Sweet Home

5,000 miles later I am back to my humble abode with some antiques and other family oddities. I had an awesome trip and enjoyed connecting with my niece, what a fireball, as pretty as a sunset and as full of energy as a sunrise. I wish I had a slim portion of that energy still, it was surely invigorating. I don't recommend the drive to anyone but those with loose screws like me though it is an absolutely stunning drive that I could spend a couple of months doing. I will get some pictures up tommorrow.
As fully expected, knowing the trash, my house was, of course, broken into while I was gone. I have nothing left to steal, they got it the first two times. The funny part is though they took some things of value to me they missed cash and bags of cans for recycling, we get almost $2 a pound here. The got a scanner , worthless without the software, a nice goretex parka and a cordless sawzall. I almost forgot, one snowshoe, I have to laugh. I knew it would happen, such is my neighborhood, and to be honest I can't afford a big dog or an alarm at this time. Life will go on and they will have their day before the Lord as will I.
I await 2006 with an exilerating freshness as my fellow conservatives seem to be forcing themselves through the malaise of MSM journalism. How many more readers does the NYT or their fellow subtrolls need to lose before they wake up and realize america is a little different than their NY condo? I have spent the last two weeks listening to America as I made my way there and back. The retoric from the Deaniacs, concerned me as we need a viable multiparty system to function, unfortunately the DNC has placed its bet in the far left. America is center right/left, "we the people" are in charge, need I remind you. The defeatocrats are hurting the DNC badly, yet they cannot cut the monetary umbilical cord. To find the differences between the parties look at the supporters; ie George Soros.

Subnote: I got my first Merry Christmas in Mississippi at a little country gas station with real southern biscuits, Yyyumm,Baaaa!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas Eve

It was a long though beautiful drive, untill you have driven america you have not seen america. I made it safely in good time to be home for Christmas. I must say driving solo adds a level of commitment to the journey. I pray everyone arrives at their destinations safely and the joy of His Birth encompasses us all as we celebrate.

I will have a nice photo journalistic piece ready for when I get back to Ca. so many thoughts and observances that come with time on the road and the pictures, most I won't post on a public site for copyright reasons, sorry, y'all get the worst of the pick with an occasional treat.

And from Luke 2, read the whole book!

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them
in the inn.


And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.


And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.


And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I
bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


And this shall
be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying
in a manger.


And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good
will toward men.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Road Trip

I have chosen to drive back to Al. for the Christmas celebration this year. I have much to bring back and since I have a truck and don't mind driving, it is an adventure. I will be passing through towns from american history like Albaquerque , Tucumcari ,Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and Memphis and vast swatches of desert and great plains and some mountains. I often think of James Michnor's "Centennial" and our colonization of the wild west, I like history.
I will be away for a few days though I am semimobile and will post as I can.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Update a good one sent from a reader (GT) see it here!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Gray Monday's End With Nice Sunsets

That is one nice thing about life here, it the fog burns off the sunsets are spectacular this time of year. Have you ever gotten that mood where your brain wants to rant and your soul tells you peace, be calm? I am having one of those moments, wanting to rant on everything imaginable and add a few things since I read too much and yet His Spirit tells my soul to take a chill for the season of His Birth and to focus on Christmas. This time of year because of the commercialization of the celebration and attending pressures we tend to lose sight of the real reason for Christmas, the birth of Hope.
I believe I can honestly say the vast majority of america has Hope for a better future and understands the message that Christmas brings. Christmas represents birth that is why the pagan solstice celebration was adapted as it celebrates the birth of spring and new life just as the birth of Christ offers a rebirth to spring and new life to those that take His hand as their Saviour as I do.
Why don't churches organize Christmas parades using the same legal permit process as the gay pride groups? That is not playing politics, it is exercising constitututional right and we should not be silent in that matter. Play by the rules and victory will be achieved, though as a favorite pundit often says "We have to be Bulldogs, not poodles"!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Me and Bobbi McGee

How dare the loonbats wish to deny the Iraqi people this freedom mantra of the liberated 60s!!!

A Beauty Break

Donner Lake from Donner summit, Truckee is roughly in the center. The Donner party spent their fateful winter at the far end of the lake with thirty foot snows. All you see is white now except the blue of the lake. The Truckee ski areas are at my back, as are some great rock climbing areas, even a few drips for the ice climbers.

President's Address Tonight

I am looking forward to this and expect him to readdrees the NSA nonscandal, other than for the leakers of classified lawful information, and even if he doesn't it has been fisked clean already. If you are not contacting foriegn terrorists groups or supplying funds for them then you have nothing to worry about. My site is monitored because I link to them and they asked for my help in the propoganda war, something I am very proud to do as I am to old to enlist. I expect them to monitor sites that link to or access gov't sites just as the Goat manages the Barnyard. I'll be back with updates on the speech.

Update: Russert says this all about Iraq, GWB opens with the elections.
Darrn right we can be proud!
Defending intelligence and accepting his responsibility as POTUS.
Explaining islamo/fascism, right on the money.
So far so good, takes a jab at the MSM.
Now the gloves come off Jab,Jab,Jab. Go purple finger as a thorn in the eye of the terrorists!
Nail the defeatocrats, bam right hook.
You tell'em, George!
The Road home is victory!
Security of our people, great message!
Good will and peace on earth!

Reaction: I thought it was direct and honest as a man can be. He accepts his resposibility as POTUS and has the backing of the american people despite the best efforts of the MSM and skewed pollsters. A needed presidential statement at a turning point in history the outcome of which is yet unknown. Have we made mistakes, sure wars aren't computer simulations, they involve the most complex of equations, the human factor. They are learning slower than we had hoped but exponintially now as hope grows, and their lives expand and grow in freedom, that the west is not the enemy, but their own rulers are/were. Communication can never be silenced and those that believe in freedom and those that oppose it also know this .

Saturday, December 17, 2005

More On Mitt Romney

I read two interesting articles today on Mitt most notably by Terry Eastland at The Weekly Standard, and boy does he have a resume as a finacial genius. I am becoming more convinced we need this guy in the Whitehouse. A self made man, conservative fiscally and socially and a darn good speaker, a man of workable solutions to complex problems and the leadership to pull it off with bipartisan support. He's also a federalist believing in the rights of the states to deal with most social issues and rightly so. As of now, I am in his camp unless things drastically change.
Some cuts from Eastland's article:

"WILLARD MITT ROMNEY is a native of Michigan, the son of the late George
Romney, CEO of American Motors, a three-term governor of Michigan in the 1960s,
Nixon's secretary of
Housing and Urban Development, and, briefly in 1968, a
presidential candidate. Mitt Romney went to Brigham Young University (he was
valedictorian in the College of the Humanities) before collecting business and
law degrees from Harvard. Staying in Boston, he worked for a consulting firm for
three years, then founded a venture capital company. Romney acquired a
reputation for fixing troubled companies, so it wasn't surprising that in 1990
his own company, which he'd left and which was sinking into debt, asked him to
come back and save it.
But Romney's most remarkable intervention--the one
that placed him on a national stage--came with the 2002 Winter Olympics held in
Salt Lake City. In 1999 the event already was $379 million in debt, and there
were allegations of bribery involving top officials. Romney was asked to head up
the games. Under his leadership, they turned into a spectacular success,
clearing a profit of $100 million. Romney himself contributed $1 million, and
donated his three years of pay ($275,000 per annum) to charity."

"As governor, Romney has scored another turnaround, conservative in both
ends and means. Told during the campaign that he would inherit a deficit of
between $500 million and $1.5 billion, Romney discovered upon taking office a
$650 million deficit in fiscal 2003 and an anticipated one of $3 billion in
fiscal 2004. Romney balanced the 2003 budget, and he finished 2004 with a $700
million surplus. A reviving economy helped, but Romney didn't tax or borrow, and
he reduced spending through government consolidation and reform"

And from David Holman at The American Spectator:

"After Mitt Romney announced this week that he would not seek reelection as
governor of Massachusetts, the Washington Post briefly mentioned what could be Romney's biggest hurdle in a
presidential run: "Another problem could be his Mormon faith -- which
strategists say might turn off some evangelical Christian voters." Accompanying
its front page article on the announcement, the Boston Globe speculated about Romney's "viability." The Globe listed "overcoming
prejudices about his religion" among two other deficiencies, foreign policy
inexperience and being perceived as a Northeast liberal. And over at NRO's The Corner, where writers have taken a particular interest in
Romney, his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS)
became topic A. So what is Romney's Mormon problem?"

Eastland also counters this in his article.

"What do evangelical leaders active in politically conservative circles say
about a Romney candidacy? Many I asked were reluctant to be quoted by name. As
one of them told me, "We have to work with Mormons." Over the past
quarter-century Mormons have made common cause with politically conservative
evangelicals (and Catholics) on a broad range of issues involving marriage,
family, abortion, stem cells, pornography, and religious liberty. Moreover,
Mormons have worked alongside evangelicals for many of the same candidates at
election time.
Someone willing to go on the record was Charles Colson
of Prison Fellowship. Notwithstanding his "fundamental" theological differences
with Mormonism, Colson said, "I could in very good conscience support Romney,"
calling him "a first-rate guy in every respect" and "a social conservative on
most of the issues we care about." Colson obviously wasn't declaring for Romney,
but simply indicating that he would not in religious principle, so to speak, be
opposed to Romney and indeed could find political reasons to support him.
Whether he would actually do so, of course, would "all depend on what the lineup
is" and "where each person stands." The other evangelical leaders I contacted
took the same view. Colson offered the likely correct forecast: Romney's appeal
to evangelicals might slacken if a competent evangelical or Catholic with social
views similar to Romney's were in the race; on the other hand, Romney's stock
with evangelicals might go up if he were pitted against candidates holding more
liberal social views, regardless of their religion. One evangelical leader
offered this succinct take on whether Romney's faith would hurt him in the
primaries: "Against Giuliani, no. Against Frist, yes. Against [Rick] Santorum,
yes. Against Arnold [Schwarzenegger, who is ineligible], no."

Friday, December 16, 2005


What has happened to it? Are we resigned to the latest sit-com commentary? I hope not! Is television and the internet destroying intrapersonal relations? I don't know as I have met a wide variety of characters and saints on the web. I can say with great honor the vast majority are supporters of the USA.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Purple Fingers

Another ink stained finger in the eye of the defeatocrats, as Iraq votes again. The far left is groaning under the weight of victory and search for every little negative to prop up their defeat at any cost agenda. I will only offer millions of freely inkstained fingers as a counter to Saddam's human shreddders and butchers. We have done a great thing and the American people should be exuberantly proud of our new friends in Iraq. Yea the Islamo fascists and Saddamites hate us but that is a very small minority.


I am pretty much anti-Hollywood, and this latest propoganda piece, Brokeback Mountain, a gay cowboy "love story" just wote their obituary in my book despite masterpieces like The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. This is male bashing at its finest and seeks to destroy the friendships between men and the bonding that takes place on fishing , hunting and camping trips. I am sure as hell not playing Brokeback Mountain on my regular ventures. This film seeks to drive a wedge between men and their ladies as well as both the fags are married with children. This is a far left propoganda film and nothing less no matter how well acted, produced or the cinemagraphic beauty of Wyoming is. I consider it an affront to all of us rednecks and countryboys. I don't see any faggots, except the ones in the campfire, around my trout streams, mountain passes and deer stands. I am insulted, can I file hate crime charges? The first gay sex scene is just 10 minutes into the movie, courtesy of Michael Medved, who gave it 3 1/2 stars. I see it as flying in the face of all things masculine and making it a homosexual activity. I have stayed out of the fag debate untill now. They attacked manhood at its core and attempt to debase it to a homosexual experience, I can't and won't let this attack go without response.
Homophobic: to be scared of homosexuals. I ain't scared of fags I just think they are amoral creeps and perverts bent on ruining decent civilization as they did in Rome, Athens and Constantinople. Go on and keep pushing your immoral ways and attacking our societal institutions and expect a backlash of public opinion, Hollywood and the fag agenda. What you do in the privacy of your sin holes is not my business. However, when you get in my face with this kind of propoganda, you make it my business and I will fight with Billy Goat Gruff tenacity to stop you from crossing the bridge!

Update: The fags ain't cowboys, they are sheep herders, dogs, that explains alot, LOL.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Monday Must Read

Norman Podhoretz has written another doozy of an article covering more of what the MSM is not telling you about the GWOT and the battle for Iraq. Iraq is not a war, it is a specific battle in WW IV and one we must at all cost win just as the Battle of the Bulge was a must win and Iwo Jima. It is long but it is a must read, courtesy of the OPJ.

A couple of quotes.

"Like, I am sure, many other believers in what this country
has been trying to do in the Middle East and particularly in Iraq, I have found
my thoughts returning in the past year to something that Tom Paine, writing at
an especially dark moment of the American Revolution, said about such times.
They are, he memorably wrote, "the times that try men's souls," the times in
which "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot" become so disheartened that
they "shrink from the service of [their] country."
But Paine did not limit
his anguished derision to former supporters of the American War of Independence
whose courage was failing because things had not been going as well on the
battlefield as they had expected or hoped. In a less famous passage, he also let
loose on another group:
'Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will
sometimes run through a country. . . . Yet panics, in some cases, have
their uses . . . Their peculiar advantage is, that they are the
touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which
might otherwise have lain for ever undiscovered.Thus, he explained, "Many a
disguised Tory has lately shown his head," emboldened by the circumstances of
the moment to reveal an opposition to the break with Britain that it had
previously seemed prudent to conceal"
"Tom Paine grew so disgusted with "the mean principles that
are held by the Tories," with the hypocrisy of the disguised Tories, and with
the shrinking from hardship of the summer soldiers and the sunshine patriots of
1776-77 that he finally gave up trying to persuade them:

I have been tender
in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless
arguments to show them
their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world
to either their folly or
their baseness.And so, "quitting this class of men
. . . who see not
the full extent of the evil that threatens

Paine turned
"to those who
have nobly stood, and are yet determined to stand the matter
and rested
his hopes on them.
These hopes, we know and thank God for it, were not
disappointed. And neither will be the hopes of those today who likewise see "the
full extent of the evil that threatens" us; who understand the necessity of the
war that our country has been waging against it; who recognize the moral,
political, and intellectual boldness of how George W. Bush has chosen to fight
this war; and who take pride in the nobility of what the United States, at whose
birth Tom Paine assisted, is now, more than 200 years later, battling to achieve
in Iraq and, in the fullness of time, in the entire region of which Iraq is so
crucial a part."
He decisively dismembers the defeatocrat's lucubrations and retorical hubris with readily available facts if you take the effort to find them, the MSM won't tell you as they have a vested interest in losing since they predicted failure and it is completely the opposite despite their efforts.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Some Random Thoughts

I saw Mitt Romney on Cspan today and I really like this guy as does my Boston buddy the Madhatter. The more I hear him speak on the many issues I can't overlook how refined and brilliantly solution oriented he is, a problem solver, a doer. This is one very smart man as is Mark Warner also solution oriented, if the 08 race is between these two it will be exactly what america needs, not retoric but hardset plans to move into the future. They both represent states in control of the opposing party and have accomplished much bipartisan success.

There is much to be learned away from the MSM on the War in Iraq. The left and right scream for more information from the administration and they have not taken just a few minutes to search and find what I just a lowly blogger can find in seconds. I simply goto UsCentCom.mil, DefendAmerica.mil, or Whitehouse.gov. I can spend hours exploring the thousands of links and engrossing information available. It is free and open to all.

Found an awesome new milblog today, The Officers Club, some great commentary and analysis, some really cool pics as well. Smash has declared war on the defeatocrats and codestink. Don't miss Threats Watch for another great resource. Our Patriot Armed Forces are the best in the business, victory is not an option it is a perogitive.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cute Quiz

According to this quiz on what sort of leading man I would be, they also have one for the classic dames, I find myself in fine company;

Humphrey Bogart
You scored 45% Tough, 4% Roguish, 33% Friendly, and 19% Charming!
You're the original man of honor, rough and tough but willing to stick your
neck out when you need to, despite what you might say to the contrary. You're a
complex character full of spit and vinegar, but with a soft heart and a tender
streak that you try to hide. There's usually a complicated dame in the picture,
someone who sees the real you behind all the tough talk and can dish it out as
well as you can. You're not easy to get next to, but when you find the right
partner, you're caring and loyal to a fault. A big fault. But you take it on the
chin and move on, nursing your pain inside and maintaining your armor...until
the next dame walks in. Or possibly the same dame, and of all the gin joints in
all the world, it had to be yours. Co-stars include Ingrid Bergman and Lauren
Bacall, hot chicks with problems.

Hot chicks with problems, well that does say it pretty well for my love life, LOL. I have dated some beautiful nutcases with brains, that use them in wacky ways, women. Though a femine presense is always nice, I have no problem being a Lobo Goat, fewer headaches. I have to say a life partner would be a blessing He has not offered me yet though I have tried through one divorce and my last one. I will remarry again for the right reasons as I tried to before though I am not actively searching and the Barn does feel empty and cold at times.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Friday Night Music

To take a break from China slaughtering innocents (hattip:HH), the saber rattling in Iran and MSM ignorance I chose to rock out tonight. I began the evening with Stratovarius and their "Visions" CD, a dose of Dream Theater and then on to my man Yngvie Malmsteen. I know my way around a fretboard pretty well and know a successful musician or two though I stick to "bedroom blues" acoustic now mostly. I love well played strings from the harp to the grand piano, Van Halen to Paginini, Bach and Flatt and Scruggs. Yngvie is a classicalley trained stringist who formed his own genre of heavy rock and is a huge influence in Europe's rockers today like Stratovarius. For new listeners I would recomend "Iquarus Dream Suite" an instrumental about the death of his cat, a beautiful piece. Oneday I will figure out how to link music here on the blog, techie call for help. I was lucky enough to see him live in the early days and I have still yet to lift my chin off the ground. I also got to see Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan on the same stage during DL Roth's "Eat'em and Smile "tour, unreal, I went back to acoustic, LOL.
I am going to raise some hackles now, I think the Beatles and the Rolling Bones are much over rated and John Lennon was just a spaced out drugged up hippy with a modicum of musical talent. I moved from the Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four to Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan adding their cuts as well.
I then discovered Al DiMeola , Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Ritchie Blackmore which lead to RJ Dio, Ozzy, Rush and Yes, Megadeth, Metallica and Iron Maiden and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yngvie, Joe Satriani, Andres Segovia, Armik and Nickel Creek.
If you want to talk guitar music, let me know, I would love to oblige.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

In Honor Of Pearl Harbor

I offer these words spoken by those more gifted than myself:

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What
should be the reward of such sacrifices?'...If ye love wealth greater than
liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for
freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye
were our countrymen."---Samuel Adams

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate
-- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who
struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never
forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here
to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly
advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining
before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that
cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation,
under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the
people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the
earth."---Abraham Lincoln

"If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from
the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are
forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is
inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.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

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state
of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much
worse.... A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which
is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has
no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men
than himself."---John Stuart Mill

"I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging this
struggle for freedom and security for the American people. The course of this
conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and
cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between
them. Fellow citizens, we'll meet violence with patient justice, assured of the
rightness of our cause and confident of the victories to come. In all that lies
before us, may God grant us wisdom and may he watch over the United States of
America." President George W. Bush

Rumsfeld Tells It Straight Up

In fact it was largely Rumsfeld and Powell that won a sceptic over to the Bush camp, me. His recent speech pointed with laser guided precision at the MSM in this country is a perfect example of why I like the guy, he's a serious Billy Goat Gruff. Heres a couple other choice excerts missed by most.

"If one is viewing events through a soda straw, one should know that one is
by definition selectively focusing on facts that may highlight one's perceived
view and not seeing other perspectives. A full picture of Iraq comes best from
an understanding of both the good and the bad, and the context for each."

Love that dry wit and then he lays out the facts.

"The other question I posed is of critical importance: why does Iraq's
success or failure matter to the American people?
Consider this quote: "What
you have seen, Americans, in New York and Washington, D.C., and the losses you
are having in Afghanistan and Iraq, in spite of all the media blackout, are only
the losses of the initial clashes."
The speaker is Ayman al-Zawahiri, a
senior member of the terrorist group al Qaeda and a top leader in the effort to
defeat U.S. and coalition forces around the world. The terrorists' method of
attack, simply put, is slaughter. They behead. They bomb children. They attack
funerals and wedding receptions.
This is the kind of brutality and mayhem
the terrorists are working to bring to our shores. And if we do not succeed in
our efforts to arm and train Iraqis to help defeat these terrorists in Iraq,
this is the kind of mayhem that a terrorist, emboldened by a victory, will bring
to our cities again--let there be no doubt."

"Imagine the world our children would face if we allowed Zawahiri, Zarqawi,
bin Laden and others of their ilk to seize power or operate with impunity out of
Iraq. They would turn Iraq into what Afghanistan was before 9/11--a haven for
terrorist recruitment and training and a launching pad for attacks against U.S.
interests and our fellow citizens. Iraq would serve as the base of a new Islamic
caliphate to extend throughout the Middle East and to threaten legitimate
governments throughout the world . This is their plan. They have said so. We
should listen and learn.
Quitting is not a strategy. Quitting is an
invitation to more attacks and more terrorist violence here at home. This is not
just an hypothesis. The U.S. withdrawal from Somalia emboldened Osama bin Laden
in the 1990s. We know this. He has said so."

And in closing he offered this:

"Our country is waging a battle unlike any other in history. We are waging
it in a media age unlike any that war fighters have ever known. In this new
century, we all need to make adjustments--in government and in the media. And
change is hard.
But to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, we are all Republicans.
We are all Democrats. We are all Americans. We are all in this together. And
what we do today will not only impact us, but our children and our
grandchildren, and the kind of world they will live in."

He toys with the press and they know it and hate him for it, he's the cat and they are the mice and they don't like getting swatted with his well clawed paws. In my opinion the Whitehouse should just turn Rumsfeld and Cheney lose on the MSM, let the lions roar.

Should original gangbanger Stanley "Tookie" Williams be executed? I say yes.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Fellow Birder In Iraq

Turns out Mike Yon is a fellow bird man, I knew I liked the guy for a reason, anyway his latest post is up.
On another question, should the original gangbanger be put down permanently? I say,YES!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bibles For Porn

Now this is beyond the pale. Atheist groups at Texas universities are setting up booths on campus to exchange religious literature, Bibles, for porn mags, dispicable, while they try to bar Passion of the Christ. Just how diverse and tolerant are the universities you are paying megabucks to send your progeny to? Not very, acording to Dr. Mike Adams , a law professor who has written many articles on this topic.

"Recently, an atheist student organization at The University of Texas at San Antonio set up a “Smut for Smut” booth allowing students to exchange their religious scriptures (mostly the Holy Bible) for pornography. Unsurprisingly, they got the idea from another group at The University of Texas at Austin.
If the “Smut for Smut” exchanges begin to spread across the country, many readers will undoubtedly ask why such displays aren’t banned by campus speech codes due to possibly “offensive,” “disrespectful,” or “demeaning” content. Of course, the answer to that question is simple:
Campus speech codes were not designed to preserve our Judeo-Christian heritage through an equal application of rules. They were designed to destroy it through a selective application of rules. " (emphasis his)

I guess the loony left has lost it, what an open and blatant insult. Can you imagine the gnashing of teeth if it was a Christian group offering to exchange the Koran for the Bible?

Though I am Crimson Tider my hats off to the student government of Auburn, I will give a tough "War Eagle" on this, also highlighted by Mike .

Whereas, a decorated tree is the traditional, historical
symbol of Christmas; and

Whereas, the Christmas tree is a decorated tree celebrating and
symbolizing the historical Christmas season; and

Whereas, a tree has historically been known as a Christmas Tree
in the State of Alabama, the United States of America and around the world;

Whereas, the tree has historically been known as a Christmas Tree
on Auburn’s campus; and

Whereas, calling the tree a Christmas Tree preserves historical
correctness and embraces religious diversity; and

Whereas, in pursuit of Auburn’s spirit of diversity and tolerance of
differing ideals, the Student Government Association Student Senate maintains
that traditional symbols, religious and otherwise should not be suppressed;

Whereas, labeling a Christmas Tree as a “Holiday Tree” appears to
be religiously intolerant toward those who celebrate Christmas; and

Whereas, the University Administration and the Student Government
Association have promoted a spirit of diversity and religious tolerance on
campus; and

Whereas, the name of the tree is not a legal issue rather an issue of
preference and historicity; and

Whereas, even the display of a manger scene
by a government body has been held to be constitutional to celebrate Christmas
and its origins;

Therefore be it Resolved,

that the Auburn University Student
Government Association Student Senate recognizes the decorated tree on campus
during the Christmas holiday season by its historical name of “Christmas Tree”;

Therefore, Be it Further Resolved, that the decorated tree
re-labeled a “Holiday Tree” be properly reinstated with its original,
historical, traditional, intended, and common title and identified for what it
actually is, a “Christmas Tree.”

With the help of the College Republicans, Laura Steele has so far gathered 650 signatures from students urging the SGA Senate to support the resolution. The reason for that is simple: In the name of true tolerance, she supports including other religions in the ceremony. And she thinks that Jewish students would appreciate having a University Menorah on display without having the campus thought police rename it a Mynorah to avoid sexist overtones.
Join me today in writing sga@auburn.edu to let these kids know that there is no better place to wage a war against narrow-minded political correctness than Auburn University. And there are no better leaders in our nation’s current cultural war than a young pack of War Eagles soaring high above the Tides of bigotry that masquerade as progressive thought.

We knew you Tigers were good for something, LOL, WAARR EAGLE !!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Back To Serious Business

One of my best contacts, Bill Roggio is on the ground in the Sunni Triangle now and blogging from threatswatch.org, there is a ton of good information to be had there. More information can be found here. It seems the terrorists have been pretty quiet this week beyond the staged propoganda photo shoot in Ramadi; is the AP collaborating with the enemy? Goat has to wonder?
Do you wish to know our strategy and plan for Irag? What is the administration we elected up to? That is an easy question to answer; go check this out, straight from the elephant's mouth, seems quite comprehensive to me in 35 PDF pages (linked in html).
It appears the DNC are very poor poker players, they have no idea when to, hold, fold or bluff. The problem is it ain't their money they are gambling with, I ain't to happy with the GOP senate of late either. This profligate spending on "pork" must be stopped and it is up to us to do it through a taxpayer's bill of rights, term limits and adamant support at the polls for fiscal conservatism. I am socially conservative but that is far secondary to making sure we stay afloat fiscally. A commentor called me an 'isolationist', how far from the truth, I am a free market global capitalist, not a labor union slave chained to socialism and taxed beyond the common folk to instill their frozen agenda set by their rules. Unions had their place in time during the days of "The Jungle", in the US they are not needed . I prefer to be paid by the client, not a union bent with political graft.

I ask for tales of government public service unions, positive and negative, I will simply offer up the DMV. I am a highly skilled tradesman and well taken care of by my company, I have artistic and design capability and the ability to build that reputation and progress. This is an option unavailable to me in the glazier unions, I will stay independant, free of socialist control.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Good Saturday To All

Chores neglected while playing in the mountains have kept me away from the machine for a few days, single homeownership is tough with a bit of land thrown in, love it. Now a few cold ones later I feel like posting some pics instead of typing.
Welcome into the cabin.

The view from the deck
The other half of the front room, with the stockpot making soup from the turkey carcass, I should charge for the beer product placement
Careful fire management of this 100 year old beauty can produce gourmet results.

Turkey dinner ready to go with stir-fried squash , dressing and gravy and one of the best zinfadels of the foothills a Fleur de Lys Reserve,Yumm, one of my better turkeys.