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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thought

Teen pregnancy and abortion could be quickly reduced greatly by one simple measure, prosecute the "boyfriend" and the female's parents if they don't disclose the males ID. It is rape and child abuse. The real threat of prosecution as a sex crimes offender needs to be brought home to the boys. A little propoganda and enforcement would go a long way. Medical groups like Planned Parenthood should also be held accountable in a crime as abettors. The laws are already there, enforce them!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wednesday Wonderings

The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires
a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are
other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion
of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the
existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other
form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political
jealousy of some among us, faithful likenesses of the human
character, the inference would be that there is not sufficient
virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than
the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and
devouring one another."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 55, 15 February 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 55.
Well as primary election news rolls in and other polls, the "Dem Take over" gets shakier by the day as us simple Americans are not as stupid as they wish to believe and continue to inflect in their message. Here in California, the GOP has its best chance in a longtime to make a move with the plethora of pro GLBT and illegal immigrant agenda Bills(1441, 1437, 606) on the floor, as sane people in the independant and even DNC ranks see the shift to insanity giving gays special rights unafforded even blacks and the rest of us. Fellow Republicans and conservatives, Arnolds strategy is to get us riled up and then repeal the bill(1441) based on voter appeal as election day nears(lets hope). I say support the down ticket especially Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor, send Tom the money Arnold has his own. Under 1441 The Boy Scouts and Churches would be billed for fire protection because they don't advocate homosexuality. It will be struck down because it is discriminatory against those that believe homosexuality to be a grievous sin and we have the right to our beliefs as well as the sexual deviants, flagrant violation of the 1st Amend.. They can be as deviant as they want just as long as they don't try to make it normal , safe, or morally acceptable to the rest of us by forcing it into our schools and even to kindergarders.
Staying Home is Not An Option for conservatives, GOPers, libertarians with a brain, or independants with a brain. We must win this war or what we believe in is gone, just like we must win this election. We cannot let the Michael Moore crowd get control of this country at this time or anytime or we might as well move to Russia. I could handle exploring Siberia, LOL. Tney don't like the NSA but they want to control every aspect of our lives through government programs. ROFLMAO
Just one more reason why a vote for any Democrat is a vote against America, house or senate and a vote for the fall of America. The DNC may as well convert to islamo-fascism, it sure supports it!?!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday Quotes

“Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” —George Washington

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” —Paul of Tarsus

“Why is marriage considered to be any of the law’s business in the first place? Because the state asserts an interest in the outcomes of certain unions, separate from and independent of the interests of the parties themselves. In the absence of the institution of marriage, the individuals could arrange their relationship whatever way they wanted to, making it temporary or permanent, and sharing their worldly belongings in whatever way they chose. Marriage means that the government steps in, limiting or even prescribing various aspects of their relations with each other—and still more their relationship with whatever children may result from their union. In other words, marriage imposes legal restrictions, taking away rights that individuals might otherwise have. Yet ‘gay marriage’ advocates depict marriage as an expansion of rights to which they are entitled. They argue against a ‘ban on gay marriage’ but marriage has for centuries meant a union of a man and a woman. There is no gay marriage to ban.” —Thomas Sowell

“[T]he default assumption of our covert enemies is that in any conflict between the West and the Rest, the West is wrong. That assumption can be rebutted by overwhelming fact: Few argued for the Taliban after Sept. 11. But in our continuing struggles, our covert enemies portray our work in Iraq through the lens of Abu Ghraib and consider Israel’s self-defense against Hezbollah as the oppression of virtuous victims by evil men. In World War II, our elites understood that we were the forces of good and that victory was essential. Today, many of our elites subject our military and intelligence actions to fine-tooth-comb analysis and find that they are morally repugnant. We have always had our covert enemies, but their numbers were few until the 1960s. But then the elite young men who declined to serve in the military during the Vietnam War set out to write a narrative in which they, rather than those who obeyed the call to duty, were the heroes. They have propagated their ideas through the universities, the schools and mainstream media to the point that they are the default assumptions of millions. Our covert enemies don’t want the Islamo-fascists to win. But in some corner of their hearts, they would like us to lose.” —Michael Barone

“We’ve come to a moment in our history when party labels are unimportant. Philosophy is all important. Little men with loud voices cry doom, saying little is good in America. They create fear and uncertainty among us. Millions of Americans, especially our own sons and daughters, are seeking a cause they can believe in. There is a hunger in this country today—a hunger for spiritual guidance. People yearn once again to be proud of their country and proud of themselves, and to have confidence in themselves. And there’s every reason why they should be proud. Some may have failed America, but America has never failed us, and there is so much to be proud of in this land.” —Ronald Reagan

“For more than three decades abortion has been primarily a legal fight centered on the Supreme Court’s idiosyncratic interpretation of the Constitution. Political action has invariably been shaped by the prospect of judicial review... The pro-life lobby has been forthright in its position: abortion is wrong and should be banned. The other side, however, often has obscured its views. Those leading the fight against abortion regulation like to style themselves as pro-choice, but many of them really are pro-abortion... We can quibble about when life begins. We can argue about the moral status of an embryo before implantation. We can discuss special justifications: life of the mother and rape, for instance. And we can respond compassionately to women caught in difficult circumstances who feel they have inadequate alternatives. But once we’ve entered the continuum of life there’s no obvious moral difference between a fetus at one month or eight months, or a child at one year or eight years. Surely an abortion is not something to celebrate... True, there are few more intimate decisions than that to bear a child. Having government intervene is a second best for anyone committed to individual liberty and limited government. But there is no liberty if the right to life is not respected.” —Doug Bandow

“I must admit that I am angry. The story about 31-year old Elvira Arellano—a woman who came here illegally from Mexico—has infuriated me. Although Arellano was deported, she returned to the United States, had a son here, and is now facing deportation once again. But she has holed herself up at the Aldaberto United Methodist Church, where the pastor and many parishioners have vowed to feed and clothe her and her son—in perpetuity if necessary—to avoid her deportation. She defiantly has told the federal authorities in so many words, ‘I dare you to come and get me.’ Well—go get her!” —Paul Weyrich

“This year’s Democratic plan for the future is another inane sound bite designed to trick American voters into trusting them with national security. To wit, they’re claiming there is no connection between the war on terror and the war in Iraq, and while they’re all for the war against terror—absolutely in favor of that war—they are adamantly opposed to the Iraq war. You know, the war where the U.S. military is killing thousands upon thousands of terrorists (described in the media as ‘Iraqi civilians,’ even if they are from Jordan, like the now-dead leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi). That war. As Howard Dean put it this week, ‘The occupation in Iraq is costing American lives and hampering our ability to fight the real global war on terror.’ This would be like complaining that Roosevelt’s war in Germany was hampering our ability to fight the real global war on fascism. Or anti-discrimination laws were hampering our ability to fight the real war on racism. Or dusting is hampering our ability to fight the real war on dust... Assuming against all logic and reason that the Democrats have some serious objection to the war in Iraq, perhaps they could tell us which part of the war on terrorism they do support. That would be easier than rattling off the long list of counterterrorism measures they vehemently oppose. They oppose the National Security Agency listening to people who are calling specific phone numbers found on al-Qaida cell phones and computers. Spying on al-Qaida terrorists is hampering our ability to fight the global war on terror!... They oppose profiling Muslims at airports. They oppose every bust of a terrorist cell, sneering that the cells in Lackawanna, New York City, Miami, Chicago and London weren’t a real threat like, say, a nondenominational prayer before a high school football game. Now that’s a threat.” —Ann Coulter

“As Spiderman is wont to muse, with power goes responsibility (an immemorial truth that even politicians sometimes acknowledge). So why the gaudy rhetoric about problems people like [Delaware Demo Sen. Joe] Biden know for a fact they can’t solve? Because, no doubt, demagoguery is such fun when elections are a ways off and nobody can hold you fully to account for saying and wishing and promising the most awful nonsense. At least until after the elections.” —William Murchison

“Criminologists will tell you that the reason street crime is down in the U.S. is because of proactive policing methods such as were instituted in New York by Rudy Giuliani and William Bratton. A reactive police force by definition lets crime happen and investigates afterward. Our bitter, give-no-quarter politics is going to leave us with a reactive, uncertain national security apparatus. Even allowing for election needs, why is it not possible for the congressional Democratic Party and its Amen corner in the punditocracy and blogosphere to overcome their George Bush phobia here? They should allow the creation of a civil-liberties regime that will genuinely (not hopefully) reduce our exposure to the risks now being rolled up by the surveillance and arrests in London. The foiling of the plot in Britain was a kind of public-policy miracle, a rare chance to rethink. The U.S. could have spent the past week with 4,000 funerals. We would have had calls for measures so stringent and draconian they would make the Bush program look like pattycake. We have none of that. But unless our politics changes, we will.” —Daniel Henninger
“Today, in the conflict between the West and Islamists, a cultural discrepancy between the rulebooks of the two sides exists that is far greater than any that existed in World War II. Indeed, the West cannot even decide what acts by our adversaries are war, and which are crimes or ‘isolated incidents.’ The greatest discord between the two playbooks centers around the concept of group guilt and the fairness of the targeting of civilians. The cultures of our enemies have a sweeping concept of both group guilt and group honor, with some groups believing, for example, that if one Israeli harms one Muslim, then every Muslim should be angry at every Israeli, and their allies the Americans, and the United Nations, and all Christianity and all Jews and even all the West... This same cultural tradition of group honor, group guilt, and group retribution is what leads a group of non-government directed Arab expatriates to believe that killing thousands of secretaries and stock brokers in Manhattan is a logical direct reaction to military defeat of Arab armies by Israel, and that they should personally take it upon themselves to accomplish that endeavor... To be blunt, this means we will need to extract a price not just from those that form the tip of the Islamist spear, but from the entire populations that produce them in such numbers. To win, we may have to make certain cultures regret such support and we may need to temporarily accept our enemy’s rules of war, rather than just whine that they are not ours.” —Mac Johnson

A sample of The Patriot Post,nee The Federalist Patriot, like Townhall they have revamped their site, a conservative slump, I don't think so, grin. The GOP is on message and the DNC has three factions, the true and dininishing JFK, side, the socialists and the anarchist, anti-war/America ie, Cindy Sheehan/Michael Moore crowd. They hate war except when it kills Israelis indiscriminately or Americans for that matter. Does the fact the Fox news journalists were released only after "converting" to islam at gunpoint and on camera for the media not raise an alarm?!?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Weekend Rambler

Well Tiger won again and it was nice to see Stewert Cink make him grind for it, was nice with the Ryder Cup coming up.
Mark Warner of Virginia is going to be the DNC nominee in '08, with Hillary, Barack or Joe Feingold as VP. He is popular with a populist message, center-left and he has a real message besides Bush bashing, and is a strong fundraiser and personable speaker. As Republican's we have to ignore tho loonbat left to an extent and recement our hold over the center. I believe a center right solution driven campaign is what it will take to win. Yes, the GOP majority has dropped the ball a bit but never has our country been hit with so many things at once of such scale, catastrophic hurricanes and islamo-terrorist attacks. Many, many, books by real scholars have been written analyzing the Middle-east and the truth is it is all about oil, keeping it out of the hands of the islamists anymore than it already is. Whether we like it or not the world economy runs on oil and natural gas and an undisturbed flow is crucial. The islamo-fascists know this as well and seek to get rich and powerful and take over the world. It takes well scholared people to cover a war like this, to see through the propoganda, that is why I link to folks like Amir Taheri, Victor David Hansen, Mike Totten, Mike Yon, and Bill Roggio.They all know the region extremely well and all bring a unique perspective, the Mikes are photojournalists and personal , Victor and Amir are historians and Bill and Mike Yon add a military specops perspective. We must win this war and the loonbats of the left the Cindy Sheehan-Michael Moore crowd, are not the answer nor , I pray, the voice of the DNC.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Tiger and Amir Taheri

Tiger Woods has the lead going into the weekend, write this one off. Please, don't take me wrong but the man is fired up by his father's death and with his work ethic is likely to win every tournament he enters for a while. He is an excellent role model, as good as America can produce, a true class act and product of the classic game golf is. I tend to root against him because he is so good and I love great golf contests and I will be fully behind him as he leads our Ryder Cup Team against Europe this Fall. I could write pages on the addictive mystery of golf and rock climbing but I need to move on to more serious things. If you don't like Tiger Woods, tell me why, he is an admirable man.


Amir Taheri offers a very different look at the middle-east conflict, a must read from Opinion Journal.

The way much of the Western media tells the story, Hezbollah won a great victory against Israel and the U.S., healed the Sunni-Shiite rift, and boosted the Iranian mullahs' claim to leadership of the Muslim world. Portraits of Hassan Nasrallah, the junior mullah who leads the Lebanese branch of this pan-Shiite movement, have adorned magazine covers in the West, hammering in the message that this child of the Khomeinist revolution is the new hero of the mythical "Arab Street."

Probably because he watches a lot of CNN, Iran's "Supreme Guide," Ali Khamenei, also believes in "a divine victory." Last week he asked 205 members of his Islamic Majlis to send Mr. Nasrallah a message, congratulating him for his "wise and far-sighted leadership of the Ummah that produced the great victory in Lebanon."

By controlling the flow of information from Lebanon throughout the conflict, and help from all those who disagree with U.S. policies for different reasons, Hezbollah may have won the information war in the West. In Lebanon, the Middle East and the broader Muslim space, however, the picture is rather different.

A war we must win!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Quotes of the Day

The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily
"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it,derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."-- John Adams
(A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)Reference: The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Thompson,ed. (28)
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."-- Thomas Paine
(The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)Reference: Paine, Collected Writings, Library of America p.91
“The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.” —Elmer Davis
“To begin something and be unable to stick with it to the finish is far more damaging to your reputation than if you’d never begun it in the first place. Nitwit Democrats think anything that can be passed off as a failure in Iraq will somehow diminish only Bush and the neocons. In reality—a concept with which Democrats seem only dimly acquainted—it would diminish the nation, and all but certainly end the American moment.” —Mark Steyn
No amount of training, it seems, can immunize against the real threat to America: the possibility that somewhere, at some time, a TSA cop might pull an Arab or South Asian out of a line at an airport unfairly and talk to them for five minutes.” —Jonah Goldberg
“These are tough days for political satirists. Any satire about government boondoggles is soon upstaged by an actual government program that’s more inane than anything comedians could invent.” —John Stossel
“[I]f Bush sneered that John Kerry and Ted Kennedy and Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi’s constant companion is the white flag, they’d huff about how dare he question their patriotism. But, if you can’t question their patriotism when they want to lose a war, when can you?” —Mark Steyn
“France backed off its pledge to send seventeen hundred troops to Lebanon Thursday and offered to send two hundred. No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they’re full of testosterone when they’re surrounded by Frenchmen.” —Argus Hamilton

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hugh Interviews Gen. Abizaid

A fantastically sober interview (audio here) between Hugh Hewitt, my radio/blogger man, and General John Abizaid, CentCom's man in Iraq . If you missed it on his radio show live it can be found at Townhall., a must read or listen to.

HH: We have seen in the Hezbollah-Israeli battle obvious signs of Iranian support for Hezbollah. Do you see Iran supplying surrogates inside of Iraq, General?

JA: I see Iran supplying expertise, equipment, and training to Shiia extremist militia groups. Although they hide their hand very, very well, there's no doubt that on the one side, you'll get Iranian government officials talking about how they want to stabilize, and help stabilize Iraq. And on the other hand, you get their intelligence forces, the MOIS, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds force people, actively participating, again, it's hard to say what the numbers are, but there's no doubt that the IRGC, Quds force in particlar, is playing a very unhelpful role with some of the Shiia groups.

HH: I don't know what that is, General. Can you explain a little bit what that force is?

JA: Well, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds force is a terrorists training, paramilitary and terrorist organization group, sponsored by the Iranian government. They would have a different way of describing it than that.

HH: Is it active in other places besides Iraq?

JA: Yeah, you certainly see the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds force people training people in Lebanon's Hezbollah. You see some presence of them in passing weapons back and forth, and money back and forth to Lebanese Hezbollah. And they certainly trained some Lebanese Hezbollah fighters inside Iran. They also train other groups, especially what they would consider groups that are interested in Iranian Revolutionary thinking, and you see this in groups such as some of the Hamas paramilitary people that are operating inside Palestine and Israel.

Folks need to wake up to what we are facing, it is 1938 with greater ramifications. Pascifism and appeasement are really nice but now is the time for the dogs of war, our sheepdogs to be set free. Our foe is bent on our destruction and we need to recognize that fact whether we fight them in Bagdad or Des Moines is an important decission to make. Is it one you want Howard Dean or Nancy Pelosi making? Or would you rather have a staunch conservative like Rick Santorum, in the Senate, along side a true liberal like Joe Lieberman that understands the threat we face.
I pray CodePink, and Cindy Sheehan don't become the face of the DNC for if they do it is a loss to our nation.We need a strong multi-party system with vibrant ideas for progress and solutions besides more government.

CentCom News

U.S. Army soldiers with 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, Iraqi National Police Transition Team and Iraqi National Police officers repair a sandbag barrier at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 7, 2006. Department of Defense photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti.

As part of Centcom's outreach to get past the lefty media spin they have contacted various bloggers that link back to them, I am one of them. For about about eight months now I have recieved some of their press releases directly untill recently, now I receive them all, same as the MSM. Here are a couple examples, and then see how they are rewritten in tomorrow's papers: a typical release.

Release Date: 8/20/2006

Release Number: 06-08-02PL

Description: BAGHDAD –
Iraqi army soldiers conducted a raid and rescued a kidnap victim after receiving a tip from a concerned Iraqi citizen that led them to a location in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood Friday night.The Iraqi citizen lead soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, to a house where the victims and a weapons cache were located.Inside the building they seized two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 20 RPG rounds, nine RPG propellant charges, an AK-47, two sniper rifles and 12 hand grenades. Two suspected terrorists were detained in connection with the kidnapping.
In a separate event, Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers rescued three kidnap victims after receiving a tip from an Iraqi citizen southeast of Baghdad Friday afternoon.
Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were approached by a young man who informed an interpreter there were kidnap victims inside a nearby house. MND-B Soldiers moved to the house, where they found three victims tied up, blindfolded and lying on the floor with a kidnapper watching over them. Soldiers entered the house and rescued the victims and detained the kidnapper.

A longer release, news that needs hearing.
BAGHDAD — Efforts this week to quell violence in the capital city are showing signs of progress, but Coalition leaders say the battle is far from over.

“Abating the extremists in the capital will neither be easy nor rapid,” Multi-National Force - Iraq spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said this week of progress in the capital city. “Challenges will ensue, but efforts will march forward block by block.”
U.S. and Iraqi forces have been conducting combined missions in Baghdad as part of Operation Together Forward, an Iraqi-led campaign to reduce violence in the capital, while at the same time promoting economic incentives, civic action projects and the control of illegal weapons.

This past week, Iraqi and Coalition forces concentrated on four major Baghdad hot spots – mostly in the western part of the city – in an effort to reduce the number of murders, kidnappings, assassinations and car bombs in those areas. Operations in the al-Doura neighborhood of southern Baghdad continued to build on the improved security established over the past two weeks.

The combined operations on simultaneous objectives in western Baghdad are led by the Soldiers from the 6th Iraqi Army Division and policemen from the 2nd Iraqi National Police Division, supported by Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Approximately 6,000 additional Iraqi Security Forces were sent to the MND-B area of operations in support of Phase II of Operation Together Forward, as well as approximately 3,500 Soldiers of 172nd SBCT, and 2,000 Soldiers from the 2nd BCT.

According to the Coalition commander responsible for operations in Baghdad, the concept essentially calls on Coalition and Iraqi forces to cordon off an area and search each street, house by house.

Maj. Gen. James Thurman, commander of Multi-National Division - Baghdad, this week said he is optimistic about what he has seen since operations to quell sectarian violence started.

“Security in Baghdad is the top priority for everyone working in Operation Together Forward,” added Col. Robert Scurlock, commander of the U.S. 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. “Iraqi security forces and Coalition forces are working side by side every day to increase security in Baghdad and help the Iraqi people return to a more normal domestic life.”

Operations in the capital city have not only been successful in the security arena, but also in terms of developing relationships between the Iraqi people and Iraqi security forces, added Col. Michael Beech, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Caldwell added that the most significant developments are less easily measured.

“What really matters is the number of businesses that reopened and will remain open, the refurbished stalls … in the marketplace there,” said the general. “The drainage has improved. The rubbish is removed. And of course, like we’d all like to see, the number of children that you can see during their summer break out riding their bikes and playing in the streets.”

Caldwell said operations look beyond short-term security concerns. The mantra is “clear, hold, rebuild.” Iraqi and Coalition forces clear neighborhoods and hold them so terrorists cannot come back, and they invest in rebuilding essential services and stimulating economic growth.

“The military forces, the Iraqi security forces, the Coalition support can help set the stage for peace to occur, but they cannot achieve peace,” he said. “It’s going to take all the other factors. It’s going to take the economics; it’s going to take the governance; and, most importantly, it’s going to take the will of the Iraqi people to make this both work and sustain itself. But they’ve absolutely got the commitment.”

In Ameriya -- a key neighborhood in western Baghdad -- more than 50 percent of the shops in the market were re-opened after Iraqi and Coalition forces joined this week to squelch the violence in that neighborhood, Iraqi Army Brig. Gen. Abdul Jaleel said during a press conference Aug. 16.

Jaleel is the commander of 1st Brigade, 6th Iraq Army Division, the unit that took the lead during a recent sweep of the town with support from the U.S. 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Iraqi and Coalition forces searched about 6,000 houses and buildings in the Ameriya neighborhood, including the market area.

During the joint press conference, Jaleel and Scurlock said they see reclaiming the market as a way to repair a neighborhood that was torn apart by violence.

“We want to get the stores open and get people back to a normal life,” said Scurlock. “With unity and security, there will be prosperity.”

Although combined Coalition and Iraqi operations here have done much to reduce violence and bring stability to the area, the ultimate solution depends on the Iraqi people’s willingness to reject violence and cooperate with Iraqi security forces, according to Beech.

“The security situation confronting the capital is a complex one, and the solution must be long-term,” he said. “The Iraqi government, Coalition forces and Iraqi security forces are dedicated to establishing peace in Baghdad.”

Along with providing essential services, he said the current security plan makes provisions for long-term stability within this area.

“To ensure the population (that) is living in these neighborhoods knows who's responsible for securing them, we have worked to establish habitual relationships between particular Iraqi security forces, U.S. forces with a particular neighborhood.”

Neighborhoods within Baghdad are being paired with a particular Iraqi Police company and a U.S. military company.

“This is in an effort to establish true community-based policing and security and build trust and confidence in the national police and the people that they protect,” added the colonel.

One indicator that the Iraqi people trust their security forces more is the increase in communication between the people and the Iraqi Police, explained Beech. He said the Iraqi brigade commander in his area has been receiving more and more phone calls from concerned citizens with tips, and imams of the local mosques are talking to him more readily.

As the security plan for Baghdad moves forward, and Iraqi citizens gain trust in their security forces, operations are beginning to see tangible results.

In addition to large munitions cache discoveries, this week Iraqi and Coalition forces thwarted a number of kidnapping attempts, captured several key insurgent leaders and numerous terrorist suspects, and sponsored several civic and humanitarian-assistance projects to help provide for the needs of Baghdad residents.

U.S. Central Command

Public Affairs

1Lt. Anthony Deiss
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
Spc. Chris Erickson

Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday Meanderings

I am sure many people wonder why us Ca. conservatives are so hard headed and control so many key committee seats? If you had to live in Diboxpelosiville, and be conservative, you learn to hit hard and not stop. They are going to stink warfare, the agent diboxipelosicide, guaranteed to make your eyes water and get nothing done, ie, rotten onions, so the government can step in and take care of you. Guess who pays for it? The victim, the minute they go back to work as a taxpayer.
I am glad Arnold Schwartzenegger has a solid hold on reelection. Don't worry America, California hasn't fallen over the brink yet and we have the Gubernator as our 'anchor' man. The GOP has a solid ticket this year and expexts no shifts . Shoot we managed to hold a district vacated by a disgrace, Randy Cunningham, proving being military does not mean you are a perfect machine, yet human and fallible.We also know we have Tom McClintock on his coattail's as LG, the conservative voice. We also know from being in Diboxpelosiville, we have to hold our noses and yell over the stench of their anti-american rallies .
Fellow conservatives this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime, possibly in history, it is not time to sit down, it is time for action like you have never engaged in, activism. We have to get off the highhorses and walk the beat, engage your friends and neighbors, ask the tough questions and have a solution ready. The Dems are tripping all over themselves to make the most anti-American, anti-Israeli statement they can all wrapped in a sweet poisonous clover .
Now is the time to grow the roots, the soil of America is ready, we as conservatives must take advantage of it and I am confident in our message.It is time to remove a few coyotes and add a few more sheepdogs in the Goat's opinion.
Welcome folks from Gov. Huckabee's organization, a very good man to represent. I am glad he is a voice for us in the GOP. I wish the candidatcy well.-
I made reader comments in today's Patriot Post, front page, a tenth birthday well wishing:

“Ten Years! I want to thank The Patriot Post for guiding me from the wilderness of neo-liberalism and showing me that I am actually a constitutional federalist. I am too much a lover of America and Her history to watch it get rewritten and forgotten. Thank you for being ‘Semper Fidelis’ to what our Founders believed and meant. The fact that you are the most subscribed e-journal in the world is comforting, knowing we are heard and have a powerful voice. May ten times as many birthdays pass!” —Sacramento, California

I am sure it has less to do with my writing abilty than the fact I link them regularly. Awesome sight, join if you haven't already!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tiger Makes it an Even Dozen

Well Mr. Woods has handily won his twelth major by blistering Medina, the longest course in PGA history, I knew it was over when he took the lead yesterday. Tiger does not lose a lead on sunday especially in a major.
If readers get a chance to catch Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.org and Human Events on Cspan's Q&A with Brian Lamb tonight , do, it is a fascinating interview.
Their coverage of a press conference with British Conservative Leader, David Cameron is also very good, he is good. I like watching he and Tony Blair go after each other in Parliament much more entertaining than listening to Kennedy's bluster or Biden's meandering. I must say the GOP doesn't have many moving speakers either. Mitt Romney gives the best speech of anybody by far.
I like Mike Huckabee and the message about conservatism he is spreading. That we are not stuffy suits, he plays bass for a fairly decent cover rock band with a few originals.
President Bush did a good job in his press conference on friday, he clearly has as much disdain for them as they do for him, the press that is. He got a great question on Lebanon-Israel conflict and answered it very well.
Talk radio is going to take Howard Dean's speech saturday apart. This is hilarious. Howlin' Howie definatetly gave plenty of fodder for the rightwing bloggers and radio hosts, it will be interesting to hear.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Weekend Rambler

For great posts on the Israeli-Lebanon situation, Michael Totten has some awesome photojournalism from the border region and some unique insight into the conflict, very good reading and much recomended as is Mike Yon. Meanwhile Bill Roggio and the team at Counter-terrorism blog has a comprehensive analysis of recent events in the middle-east as does Threatswatch.
Amir Taheri, Victor Hansen and Charles Krauthammer have great reads listed at Benador Associates, one of the best compendiums and public relations firms on the planet for middle-eastern topics and thought, one of my top three sources, besides Townhall and The Federalist Patriot Post, of course.
Can anyone else smell the sulphor hydroxide, rotten egg smell, given of by CAIR and the rest of islam? Sharia law is largely plagerized and distorted from the Torah, written some 5000+ years ago. Even the most strict of Jews have moved far beyond a rigid interpretation of Moseanic Law. Islam is the enemy, make no mistake about it and prepare yourself for war.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Waiting For Friday

The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary
reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary
for the public good, become honorable by being necessary."

-- Nathan Hale (remark to Captain William Hull, who had attempted

to dissuade him from volunteering for a spy mission for General
Washington, September 1776)
Nathaniel Hale is better remembered for another quote, his dieing one "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country". I am thankful there are plenty just like him that make up our Patriot Armed Forces. Oh, I see a change in the country and it does not fit DNC or the loonbat left's prognostications. For example,"The Federalist Patriot" has the highest subscription rate of any online publication. As Hugh Hewitt points out in his latest book "Painting the Map Red", America is center-right politically. Pollsters take polls in population centers and ignore the breadth of America, the rest of us far outnumber New York and LA,etc.. A big city liberal's world view matters little to this country boy, and my vote will reflect that.
I know Dr. Rice let America and Israel down with this cease fire, but I have to wonder about deeper policy. If Israel had pushed harder than it did would it have inflamed the moderate section of the Muslim world? Has Islam ever made clear the rights of other faiths to be free? Islam is a fairly modern "religion" that chooses to dictate over the rest through violence against the innocent, subjugation. Nothing I have seen or read could lead me to believe otherwise. The valiant efforts of the Afgani and Iraqi people to secure their countries at least tell me the people just want to live in peace.
Knowing a 100 mil. people want nothing more than the death of America does not make me rest easy,appeasement is not the answer, a fight for our very lives maybe sooner than we think if the reconquistas team up with the jihadis and mara salvastrucha(ms13). My bet is to arm yourself and well under our second ammendment and prepare for local action if needed, if we are not ready to protect ourselves we are not worth protecting other than a flock of sheep. We are the frontline defense, not the moonbats shrieking about civil rights for gays and other deviants and lowlifes. It is us Americans willing and able to bear arms for this noble country that keeps it free for the moonbats to breed. I haven't figured that out yet since they don't declare a sex, unless it is in support of child sex, ahem, blocking parental notiification and cross state line transportation of underage girls for abortion. That is something to be worked out between the children and parents with probable male prosecution, age and situation dependant.
Yep, I am a stupid redneck, care to go toe to toe, since I can't actually shoot you in an honest duel???Moonbats???
Classic liberals are great people like Joe Lieberman, Zell Miller, Scoop Jackson and John Kennedy, they don't exist in the DNC any longer. America needs two strong parties and the DNC seems to have fallen off its rocker if it is backing Ned Lamont, a white billionaire playboy, a George Soros brown-noser

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Polls and Politics

I am somewhat of a politicical junky if you haven't noticed and by my observation the right people are making drastically wrong decisions in both parties and it only hurts the free people around the world and impowers the islamo-fascists.. Ehud Olmert will go down to a no confidence vote in Israel as will his defense minister and hopefully and likely see Ben Netanyahu back to reunite Israel. They know how to fight, will whats left of the west support them or abandon them? Do they not have the right to defend themselves? Dr. Rice and John Bolton have let me down to endorse such a resolution that lets hezbollah exist, disappointment is a little word.
Anyway here is a few quotes courtesy of The Federalist Patriot.

"Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease." —Menander

"Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honor, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means." —Charles Dickens

Thursday was a reminder that there are, as George W. Bush has finally taken to calling them, Islamic fascist terrorists who want to kill us and destroy our way of life." —Michael Barone ++ "Wherever they were born, the men who want to blow up airliners, who want to destroy Israel and, not coincidentally, who want to kill all hope of a decent society in Iraq—are Islamo-fascists who are united in hatred of us." —William Shawcross

"Western do-gooders...may occasionally swing by some Third World basket-case and condescend to the natives, but for the most part the multiculti set have no wish to live anywhere but an advanced Western democracy. It's a quintessential piece of leftie humbug. They may think globally, but they don't act on it." —Mark Steyn

"If elected officials were half as imaginative at solving real problems as they are at perpetuating themselves in office, we'd see real confidence in government restored." —John Fund

From the Moral Dyslexia Files: "The willingness to take one's own life—I always tell people, you know, there are guys on our team like that, too." —NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, apparently equating U.S. military personnel and civilian first responders with terrorist suicide bombers

From the "Leftmedia Nutshell": "We now know that from the very beginning, the Bush administration and its allies in Congress saw the terrorist threat not as a problem to be solved, but as a political opportunity to be exploited. The story of the latest terror plot makes the administration's fecklessness and cynicism on terrorism clearer than ever." —The New York Times' Paul Krugman ++ "And could it just be coincidence that the President finds out about this plot, then his Vice President and the Republican chairman start slamming Democrats for being soft on terror, then the public is informed about the plot? Could it really be just coincidence?" —MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, peddling another wacko conspiracy theory about the timing of terrorist plots

From the "All But Communist" Network: "And what [last week's] plot reminds us is that five years after 9/11, the United States has not eliminated al-Qa'ida. We eliminated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in under four years, but five years into this war against al-Qa'ida, they're out there still plotting major attacks against the United States." —ABC News consultant and Clintonista Richard Clarke

This week's "Mad Mullah Sycophant" Award: "I couldn't be happier for the privilege of sitting down with the president of Iran." —CBS's Mike Wallace to Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

CBS Lunacy

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity 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

Read the entire speech by clicking on Samuel Adams, it is a stem winder so noticably absent today, Churchill's speeches during WWII also carried that solemn weight.
Mike Wallace asked questions that a man on a death watch would while interviewing the Iranian Ptesident, clearly intimidated and behoven. Hitler was very personable and one of the most dynamic orators in history, as history shows, he was an evil man despite his intellectual accoplishments. Sad to say but Europe is falling into the same trap and we will have to bail them out again
I can understand their hatred for war as they were ravaged by two World Wars but they need to wake up to the current threat! Dennis Prager has the lead must read artricle of the evening .

A little over three years ago, CBS sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to ask meaningless questions to, and provide a propaganda vehicle for, Saddam Hussein. Last night, Communication for Barbarians Service broadcast Mike Wallace's equally meaningless interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran's fanatical leader.

Interviews with evil leaders are meaningless at best and destructive at worst. Few reporters will ask real questions or challenge the propaganda responses of these leaders. These interviews merely offer them invaluable "humanizing" time and ask questions that reconfirm the low state of television news.

Dr. Thomas Sowell ventures from economics, almost, in this very good article. Gays are free to behave as they choose, just don't expect an endorsment from the american taxpayer. It is all about money, it has absolutely nothing to do with love or taking care of each other, zero, zilch, taxpayer money is the root, not to mention all the PACS that run on it. I hope the DNC pushes the issue of gay marriage and stands behind it, it will only be good for the GOP.

Homosexuals were on their strongest ground when they said that the law had no business interfering with relations between consenting adults. Now they want the law to put a seal of approval on their behavior. But no one is entitled to anyone else's approval.

Why is marriage considered to be any of the law's business in the first place? Because the state asserts an interest in the outcomes of certain unions, separate from and independent of the interests of the parties themselves.

In the absence of the institution of marriage, the individuals could arrange their relationship whatever way they wanted to, making it temporary or permanent, and sharing their worldly belongings in whatever way they chose.

Do any of my readers really believe something positive will come of this ceasefire between Israel and hesbollah? Ceasefire has brought intifada and death to the Isaelis, the Barnyard cannot support it. I support Israel's right to protect herself as a soveriegn nation. I liken hesbollah to our local gang drug rings, We need to waken up and arm ourselves as civilians.

Who believes the United Nations has the guts or other necessary body parts to disarm Hezbollah, as a previous U.N. resolution required the terrorist organization to do? When arms and missiles continue to flow from Iran and Syria, will the United Nations shout, "halt" and apply the necessary force to stop them? They didn't before. And what makes anyone think that Hezbollah is about to disarm? The Jerusalem Post reported recently that: "The Lebanese government was scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the disarming of Hizbullah south of the Litani River, but postponed that meeting following indications by the guerrilla group that they would not do so."

Monday, August 14, 2006

California Politics

If you are into politics, California is the place to be, every district in an around LA, the Bay Area and some northern coastal enclaves are strictly liberal and the eastern portion and suburbia is very conservative. The edge where the ranchers from the midwest meet the city folk from another planet. It makes for a lively atmosphere polititically as I am sure a couple of my moonbat detractors would affirm, it seems we have our own "Gaza" strip, at least they are wealthy and pacifist with their illegal immigrant slave trade to pamper them. We are the state to watch, no matter what New Hampshire and Iowa have to say and our conservatives are positive, Ronnie taught us well, there is actually movement within the movement!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A Sunday Frolic

The last few weekends have been absolutely awesome for golf and it is so nice to be back on the links on a regular basis, game's a little rusty but its coming around. The frustrating thing is my once pinpoint iron game is gone but the big and little sticks are keeping me at steady bogey golf. I just need a little more range time and I will have it back together. I really like this club, Plumas Lake, twice in top 100, Golf Mag, its sneaky, open, but with many big trees and an often hidden creek meandering about, alot of reward for the well hit ball but lots of very sneaky trouble. If I can get a membership for the right price, I may go for it, then I will be a true "country club Republican" , LOL.
To be serious Victor Davis Hansen, as usual, has another provacative piece on how to fight this war on islamo-fascism, indeed he cuts rather deep into the loonbats.

1. Any death — enemy or friendly, accidental or deliberate, civilian or soldier — favors the terrorists. The Islamists have no claim on morality; Westerners do and show it hourly. So, in a strange way, images of the dead and dying are attributed only to our failing. If ours are killed, it is because those in power were not careful (inadequate body armor, unarmored humvees, etc), most likely due to some supposed conspiracy (Halliburton profiteering, blood for oil, wars for Israel, etc.). When Muslim enemies are killed, whether by intent or accidentally, the whole arsenal of Western postmodern thought comes into play. For the United States to have such power over life and death, the enemy appears to the world as weak, sympathetic, and victimized; we as strong and oppressive. Terrorists are still “constructed” as “the other” and thus are seen as suffering — doctored photos or not — through the grim prism of Western colonialism, racism, and imperialism.

Claudia Rosett weighs in on the "ceasefire proposal" at the UN.
Unfortunately, if Resolution 1701 has any effect at all, its real meaning is that we now embark on a period in which Hezbollah will seize the opportunity to regroup and reload. The feeble and compromised mix of U.N. peacekeepers and the Lebanese army, which is the force authorized in this resolution, will fail to stop them. Iran and Syria will proceed apace with their terrorist infection and subjugation of Lebanon. The U.N. will wave around this latest piece of paper to try to prevent Israel from defending itself, or, for that matter, defending the rest of us against the “Death to Israel! Death to America!” Hezbollah agenda. Iran’s President Ahmadinejad, enjoying yet another confirmation of the U.N.’s mincing impotence in the face of guns, bombs, rockets, and terror, will continue his fevered preparations to roll out the nuclear bomb.

In sum, it’s already time to start drafting the next resolution:

And from Caroline Glick, also on the resolution.
There is a good reason that Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has accepted UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which sets the terms for a cease-fire between his jihad army and the State of Israel.

The resolution represents a near-total victory for Hizbullah and its state sponsors Iran and Syria, and an unprecedented defeat for Israel and its ally the United States. This fact is evident both in the text of the resolution and in the very fact that the US decided to sponsor a cease-fire resolution before Israel had dismantled or seriously degraded Hizbullah's military capabilities.

Israel should give the UN a collective middle-finger including the US,just as Syria, Iran and NoKo do on a regular basis, the UN has no stature, the UN needs to stay out of Israeli affairs. Let Israel protect itself against those that proclaim to want its death. Why do we feel the need to stop Israel from defending itself? As Dennis Prager has suggested, when "world opinion" is against you, you know you are morally correct.
If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.

And here is a related rule if your religious or national or ethnic group ever suffers horrific persecution: "World opinion" will never do a thing for you. Never.

This will be an interesting year for political junkies with much on the table, conversation is welcome, name calling is not. How far left are the moonbats going to be able to move flyover country. We all know what the electoral map looked like in '04. I know I don't want to be ruled by San Francisco, New York and Hollywood, good grief , "The Swamp" in DC is bad enough! We conservatives cannot sit out the vote and let the defeatocrats in! Our very way of life does depend on it whether you prefer to shove your head in the sand or not. Defeat them, submit to islam or die, they tell us everyday! It is our choice........?!?
"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

Saturday, August 12, 2006

There is more than one reason I am optimistic that the DNC will make little if any gains in congress this cycle or next and may even lose some seats as the GOP gets its message to its constituents and the donkeys are all about running away from problems. First, the economy seems to be cranking rightalong as "the greatest story never told" according to Larry Kudlow among many others.

Exactly 25 years ago, Ronald Reagan signed into law the first supply-side tax cuts since the JFK plan of the early 1960s. By reducing high marginal tax rates, Reagan transformed the American economy and opened the door to two-and-half decades of prosperity. Economic behavior responds significantly to the incentive power of low tax rates that raise the after-tax return on work, investment and risk-taking.

Over this time span, the United States has experienced only six quarters of negative GDP -- a remarkable performance. Roughly 45 million new jobs have been created, with the economy averaging about 3.5 percent real growth each year. In the 1980s, as the economy supplied more goods to absorb the Fed's money supply, inflation plunged from the stagflationary 1970s. Meanwhile, entire new technology industries sprung up, forming an information economy that has transformed business and productivity

Second, no matter how much our loonbat left tries to understand the islamo-fascists they still want and do everything they can to kill as many of us as possible. Their demands are clear submit or die, their appeasement is our death and the looting of America. How far down a hole do these moonbats have to shove their heads to escape what the jihadis proclaim is their goal every single day? The primary election of Ned Lamont over Joe Lieberman, a good and decent liberal voice was a victory for the moonbats left and a loss for America and a once pround and strong party. Yes, it was good for the GOP, but we need two strong parties that undersstand the need for national security and the programs needed to assure that security, ie. the NSA and financial tracking which recently helped thwart a major plot.The OPJ covers it quite well.
Americans went to work yesterday to news of another astonishing terror plot against U.S. airlines, only this time the response was grateful relief. British authorities had busted the "very sophisticated" plan "to commit mass murder" and arrested 20-plus British-Pakistani suspects. As we approach the fifth anniversary of 9/11 without another major attack on U.S. soil, now is the right moment to consider the policies that have protected us--and those in public life who have fought those policies nearly every step of the way.

It's not as if the "Islamic fascists"--to borrow President Bush's description yesterday--haven't been trying to hit us. They took more than 50 lives last year in London with the "7/7" subway bombings. There was the catastrophic attack in Madrid the year before that left nearly 200 dead. But there have also been successes. Some have been publicized, such as a foiled plot to poison Britain's food supply with ricin. But undoubtedly many have not, because authorities don't want to compromise sources and methods, or because the would-be terrorists have been captured or killed before they could carry out their plans.

Third, the border and immigration, the American public is all about security first, then we can talk about a conservative worker program once our borders are closed to illegal immigration and social welfare incentives to come here are cut off. This shows in the strong support Con.Tom Tancredo, the 'Tank' in the House on the issue, has in straw polls at Human Events for GOP POTUS nominees.
Fourth, from this country boy's recent blog debates with a few from the loony moonbat left, not quite the DNC yet. America is not ready for and hopefully forever, eurostyle socialism, hippy politics alla Amsterdam. I don't want the government to take care of me with free medical care I want it to protect me from those crazy folks that want to destroy our Republic. I don't want to pay for able bodied citizens on welfare and "disability", I know one that can't work because she can't handle the stress so they live off our tax dollar, the hubby gets unemployment and works unliscensed under the table, both Democrats. He is gone and I still pay for the SOB, bitter is the toughest taste to lose and losing is the bitterest taste of all. This is the root of BDS, Bush Derangement Syndrome , the majority don't have it , thought many are unhappy over spending and other issues, they are not lefty issues. National security is not a partisan issue and the jihadists wish to remind us of that every single day! I believe in classic liberalism, not modern day "progressive socialisism" masquerading as such. It appears many folks need to get a handle on history!?!
What Say You?

Good Morning Quote

The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of
this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember
officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the
blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and
that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

-- George Washington (General Orders, 23 August 1776)

Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (86)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The DNC And The Loony Left

Many questions are raised by the defeat of Joe Lieberman about the substance of our second party, despite the efforts of the MSM, the DNC's handlers. I for one believe in a strong multi party-system.
There are a few must read columns tonight.
From the OPJ, and James Taranto was on a roll tonight.

On the other hand, Mr. Lamont has only won a primary, and Republicans and Mr. Lieberman now have a chance to frame the general election debate from here to November. The Lamont victory means that the Democrats are now the withdraw-from-Iraq party. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate united behind a somewhat more cautious pullout policy last week, calling for a phased withdrawal beginning this year. But with the support Mr. Lamont is now drawing from mainstream Democrats, the momentum within the party is all toward the come-home-now left.

and from Debbie Schlussel, info on some jihadis from Michigan, in addition to the 20+ the Brits have nailed,

The next time you're told that all-American Muslim boys play football and are "just like us," think again.

Take Ali Houssaiky of Dearborn, Michigan, currently residing in a holding cell in an Ohio jail.

On the Football Field & Off:
Islamic Terrorists Osma Sabhi Abulhassan & Ali Houssaiky
In 2003, he was an Honorable Mention on the Michigan Class-A All-State Football Team. The Fordson High School Football Team he co-captained was hailed in USA Today for its observance of Ramadan fasting. In 2004, he got a full scholarship to play football at Grand Valley State University. And now in 2006, this All-American running back is a pot-smoking Islamic terrorist

I will give Annie the closing argument, I love that razor sharp wit the moonbats so love to hate. I thought they were against hate.
As some of us have been trying to tell you, Democrats don't oppose the war on terrorism because they hate Bush: They hate Bush because he is fighting the war on terrorism. They would hate him for fighting terrorists even if he had a "D" after his name. They would hate Bernie Sanders if he were fighting a war on terrorism. In the past three decades, there have been more legitimate sightings of Big Foot than of "Scoop Jackson Democrats."

Hmmm, fellow conservatives and moonbats, who has the sharpest pen? Coulter, Dowd, Lileks, or Styne?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What Causes Anti-Semitism?

I have sought for many years to understand the deep hatred for the Jewish people and their miniscule country, Israel, with few results until recently. It is pure jealousy over what this tiny contingent of people has managed to accomplish where so many others have failed miserably. There are many other reasons and most of them gross lies and morally bankrupt propoganda from very sick,depraved people.
Michael Medved, one of my favorite radio talkers, has written a must read article that seeks to debunk the basis for those myths and lies and offers more insight into my long asked question. Why the Jews?
I had many Jewish friends growing up and enjoyed traditional Jewish ceders(sp?) more than once, perhaps why I turn to the Torah before the Gospels when seeking the Lord's advice even as a deep Christian. by no means am I a literalist. The Old Testament is the written history of the Jewish people and their testament to our mutual Creator and put in place a system of laws for a civil society to prosper out of chaos. Their geneological history is astounding in its depth and breadth as is their painstaking attention to historical detail. Why the Jews?
Perhaps as the world's parents and teachers the naturally immature act of rebellion against the moral template for the world set forth is Moseanic Law is the cause. That does not explain the Muslims, beyond pure jealousy, as sha'ria law is based in Moseanic law which was very, very harsh. Laws designed out of the very roots of civilzation and its earliest forms, we modern humans can only imagine their life by actually making a life in the desert with nothing but the desert and the sea to provide you life. Any student of human history would have to acknowledge this feat and fact. Just as any student of Middle Eastern history has to acknowledge who Mohammed actually was, a crazed pirate, a raping ,pillaging thief. That is why his adherents are what we are fighting today, evil in the name of God. The Jews are God's chosen ones for a reason. I guess this is my problem in finding a church, I stand somewhere between Rome and Jerusalem, the view is great but the stance precarious so I climb on and place protection where I can.
If you don't climb, ask, why the Jews?
God Bless Israel and the USA

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Question

Why should Jews reject their thousands year old heritage and Christians reject Christ because a desert pirate, Mohommed told them to. I am sorry a desert pirate that gained power through violence, raiding merchant convoys till he had enough wealth to fool the fools that he was a prophet, is not my idea of a prophet. He was a violent predatory thief that made up proclamations from God in flowery speech to justify his ungodley acts and called it the koran. I am not fooled and neither is Israel or the non-muslims of the Middle-East. They have been dealing with this for 1400 years, it won't change in our lifetime or our childrens.
Israel tried diplomacy, it got Intifada, it gave up Gaza and got war. To put this in size perspective, if Conneticut started launching rockets at Vermont and kidnapping its police, what do you think would happen? Ok, Conn. refuses to stop attacks until Ver. is out of Conn. territory because Conn. views Ver. as their territory and the rest of the US supports that. That is what Israel is up against. 8000 square miles of desert with no oil, no resources other than the work ethic of the Jewish people to make themselves a free prospering nation yet the Arabs must have it as well as their vast holdings.
Frankly , I am worried about a Persian Arab alliance through radical fascist islam, alla, the Ottoman's and the Great War. August 22nd, is a special day for radical shiites, Iran's President, the day the world must be in flames for the coming of the 12 Imam, end of times games is what they are playing, we already went through that with the USSR, of which Iran is a thin sock puppet. It is pretty obvious Russia is now playing tit for tat for our support of the mujahadeen and Bin Laden against them in Afghanistan, a told you so game, we are just now learning as they still deal with the islamists. In retrospect, who knows, we may have supported the wrong side for the right reasons, only history will tell.
This is my generations third war, I am in my forties, Vietnam, a battle of the Cold War WWIII, Gulf War I, and now GWII. I have learned one thing from it, we must kill them before they attempt to kill us, the classic duel on a grander stage, the world we live on. I am anti-war in my heart though I am realist to know the threat we face. Reversing 1400 years of misplaced history and conspiracy theories won't happen overnight, ask Israel. If 6000 years of carefully written history doesn't convince you then you are a fool as is Patrick Buchanan. I renounce the fool and will not be equated with him, he has the right to his beliefs and speaks for my enemies.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Jump Start

"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." —Samuel Adams
"It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve." —Henry George
"Our civil rights struggle to engage in protest against the excesses of the gay 'civil rights' movement is about more than the freedom to petition our government for a redress of grievances. It is also about our deeply held religious conviction that expressing opposition to homosexuality is love speech, not 'hate speech.' The Word of God to Ezekiel (33:8,9) is illustrative: 'If I announce that some wicked people are sure to die and you fail to tell them to change their ways, then they will die in their sins, and I will hold you responsible for their deaths. But if you warn them to repent and they don't repent, they will die in their sins, but you will have saved yourself.' So, as one can clearly see—if one simply opens his eyes and his heart—the true Christian views the phrase 'it's OK to be gay' to be a form of hate speech. In the view of those who are true followers of Christ, it is a refrain no more hostile than the suggestion that the homosexual simply 'go to hell.' And, so, I submit that those of us who criticize the excesses of the false gay 'civil rights' struggle are the ones involved in the true civil rights struggle on America's campuses." —Mike Adams
Courtesy of the Federalist Patriot, I highly recommend it if you don't already subscribe, it is free as the press should be.
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily
"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."-- James Madison (letter to W.T. Barry, 4 August 1822)
Reference: Letters and other Writings of James Madison, vol. 3(276)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Weekend Rambler

Sometimes I wish I had not opted for such a large yard, being an avid golfer I insist it look like Augusta knowing full well that may never happen, yet the toil continues, LOL. I am glad to see Tiger back on his game and hope Phil can recover. We need some experienced players to step up their game for the Ryder Cup, my favorite international competition. We have a bunch of unseasoned young guns in our last few team slots and a need for Ryder Cup veterans to step up. Europe has a strong team and I hate losing anything to those ingrates.
For great info on Israel's war with hezbollah and hamas , Yoni has some of the best. Thank God Israel has helped expose the raving lunatics for what they are, moonbats. To support hamas or hezbollah exposes the rampant anti-semitism, not among the right but those on the left, Mel Gipson being the scapegoat.
Is Israel the cause of wars, yes, wars intent on its destruction. I used to support a palistinian state where none has ever existed, Israel did its part in Camp David, Oslo, etc.. What did Israel and the West get, "Intifada" and 9/11, London, Madrid and Bali. It is time for War and it is time we make it in full earnest. The US is fighting with its "pinky"toe and Israel with one leg and one arm tied up. Why can't we just do this right instead of playing polically correct games?
August 22nd, the coming of the twelth imam according to the whacks in Iran and they claim to have a bomb. Wow, that's news, are we ready to actually do something? I can't join our military, screwed up back, it doesn't mean I can't fire a rifle or any light or heavy weapon with deadly accuracy
Will the madman of Iran actually play his hand?
Another great read can be found here.

Tonight, starts the fast of the 9th of Av, when we read the book of Lamentationsas we mourn the destruction of our Temples and other calamities that have befallen the Jewish people on this day. Sitting in the moonlight on a hill across from the Temple Mount, hundreds of our neighbors and friends read together the scary verses about the tragedy that has followed our people for generations. Yet there is a quiet determination which is palpable among the
mourners---a feeling that this war, our war, will ultimately be won, that
redemption is finally on the way, and that our families will prevail.

Support Israel!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Quotes of the Day

"Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be, that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another." —Alexander Hamilton and James Madison
Hmmm, the moonbat left comes to mind, pure democracy is mob rule, that is why we are a federalist republic. Ed.
"Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals." —Niccolo Machiavelli
"The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy." —John Quincy Adams
"No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. When the secular is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic." —H. L. Mencken
"If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law." —Sir Winston Churchill
"State control is fundamentally bad because it denies people the power to choose and the opportunity to bear responsibility for their own actions. Conversely, privatization shrinks the power of the state and free enterprise enlarges the power of the people." —Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
"Hearing the world pass judgment on the Israel-Hizballah war as it unfolds is to live in an Orwellian moral universe. With a few significant exceptions (the leadership of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and a very few others), the world—governments, the media, UN bureaucrats—has completely lost its moral bearings." —Charles Krauthammer
"Until the American and European publics have become convinced of the present danger to them, we will continue to stumble, take half measures and fail to adequately defend ourselves." —Tony Blankley
(ed.) Think about Dennis Prager's article I posted about yesterday evening.
From Left Field
This week's "Propagandum Magnum" Awards: "What this administration has done, is actually stolen something from people. Whether it's an African or a European or an Arab or Israeli, it's that idea of an optimistic America out there. People really need that idea, and the, the sort of dark nature of the Cheneys and the Bushes and the Rices, this...sort of relentless pessimism about the world, this exporting of fear, not hope, has really left people feeling that the idea of America has been stolen from them." —Tom Friedman ++
"President Bush has this annoying tendency of enlarging problems, thinking that makes him a bold and visionary leader. An ordinary ceasefire that stops people from killing each other isn't good enough for Bush and his diplomatic automaton, Condoleezza Rice, who sees the violence in Lebanon and Iraq as the 'birth pangs of a new Middle East'." —Newsweek's Eleanor Clift ++
"[T]his administration thrives on fear. Fear has been the text and the subtext of every Republican campaign since 9/11... Fear is actually more dangerous than war in the Middle East. For those who spin dizzily toward World War III, the Apocalypse, the Rapture—always with that delicious frisson of terror—the slow, patient negotiations needed to get it back under control are Not News." —Molly Ivins
Courtesy of The Federalist Patriot, there is much to be found upun visiting.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tuesday Must Read

Dennis Prager, one of my favorite opiners and and radio talkers, has written a great article on "World Opinion" and what it really means. I don't give it any more thought than I would a hair on a rat's ass, Dennis just says it much better with his famed clarity of thinking.

If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.

And here is a related rule if your religious or national or ethnic group ever suffers horrific persecution: "World opinion" will never do a thing for you. Never.

"World opinion" has little or nothing to say about the world's greatest evils and regularly condemns those who fight evil.

(ed, picture subscript, interesting)
Supporters of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah Movement hold a poster of Abbas during a rally in support of his call for a referendum in the main square of the West Bank town of Ramallah, Monday, June 5, 2006. Just hours before a deadline, Abbas on Monday said he will not back down from an ultimatum to the Islamic Hamas group to accept a plan implicitly recognizing Israel. Abbas has given Hamas until Tuesday to accept the proposal, which calls for a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Accepting the proposal would require Hamas, which is sworn to Israel's destruction, to implicitly recognize the existence of the Jewish state.

I would even recomend it to my liberal friends, maybe Dennis can help bring them some clarity as well?
David Limbaugh also has a good one on Bolton vs. Kerry during the confirmation hearings to send Bolton back to the UN.. Thank God that man is not our president! I joined the GOP to help assure that did not happen. JB takes JK apart, with devestating counterpunches, Mr. Nuance reduced to rubble by a lowly mustached guy with an attitude, sweet. JB has done an outstanding job considering what he has to work with, the most corrupt institution on earth, the UN.

Perhaps the best reason to support John Bolton's confirmation as our nation's United Nations ambassador is that his approach to foreign policy is radically different from John Kerry's, as illustrated by their exchange during Bolton's confirmation hearings. It is a shame anyone had to miss this delicious slap-down.

Bolton said that for the United Nations to be effective on Iran, North Korea and Lebanon, the 15 members of the Security Council (and particularly the "PERM 5,") would have to reach policy agreements concerning those countries.

When will we kick this group of megalomaniacs off our soil? I am no fan of the UN, move them the "The Hague" since that is where they get their law. They are not deserving of our soil, cut their taxpayer funded dues and remove them from our shores and start a League of Democratic Nations. Then give the rest our collective middle finger and "moon" ie. "Braveheart". Republican Representative Democracy combined with free market capitalism and natural rights can only lead to a blossoming country. The larger the footprint of government, the more natural rights are trampled upon and thus the death of inspiration and creativity, the basis of the free market. of course tempered by conservatism.
Just a side thought, we didn't lose a war in Vietnam, we retreated from a battle in the Cold war, a massive, costly battle, WWIII, we won the war. To disagree with Newt a bit , this is WWIV. We won the first three and we must win this one as well!
This That and Froghair has her conservative humor up and running, always a good laugh.