Thursday, September 28, 2006 

Retirement Options

You can live in Las Vegas where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
3. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when
you open your oven door.
4. You can awake to the sounds of leaf blowers at 4:30am daily.
5. You can buy an insurance clause to cover damage done to your car by those sign swinging idiots on each street corner.
5. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and HEAT STROKE!!

You can Live in California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it
will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.

You can Live in New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus
Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature".
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language
makes you multilingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn.
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You can Live in Maine where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and

You can Live in Texas where...
1. You can rent a movie, buy beer and bait in the same store.
2. "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin' " is a valid defense.
5. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean,
or Mary Beth.

You can live in Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at
the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football but instead something that is burning.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You can live in the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was

AND You can live in Florida where...
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind - even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you seem to be driven by headless people!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 

Imprimis Article

If you have listened to Paul Harvey in the last few years, you have probably heard him talk about Imprimus. It is the free subscription from Hillsdale College that he has been promoting ever since I can remember. I've been receiving the free monthly newsletters with speeches from great Conservative thinkers for the last couple of years and this month's was really enlightening concerning whether or not the Middle East is ready to adopt Western republican democracies as their rule or if they've yet to hit that stage in their cultural evolution.

It puts into context the past couple of centuries the various political influences that have swept through the region since General Napoleon Bonaparte's conquest. It becomes easier to see how the recent Nazi and Soviet frames of mind in this past century helped to swirl up an intense revival of religious fervor. A fervor that caters to the average Arab's deep and profound spiritual capabilities.

Then enter in the American influence since the discovery of Oil in the 1920's. Despite America's best intensions, the article really nailed it when it explained that:
"If you look at the current literature, you will find two views common in the United States and Europe. One of them holds that Islamic peoples are incapable of decent, civilized government. Whatever the West does, Muslims will be ruled by corrupt tyrants. Therefore the aim of our foreign policy should be to insure that they are our tyrants rather than someone else's – friendly rather than hostile tyrants. This point of view is very much favored in departments of state and foreign offices and is generally known, rather surprisingly, as the "pro-Arab" view. It is, of course, in no sense pro-Arab. It shows ignorance of the Arab past, contempt for the Arab present, and unconcern for the Arab future.

The second common view is that Arab ways are different from our ways. They must be allowed to develop in accordance with their cultural principles, but it is possible for them – as for anyone else, anywhere in the world, with discreet help from outside and most specifically from the United States- to develop democratic institutions of a kind. This view is known as the "imperialist" view and has been vigorously denounced and condemned as such."
Then when you consider that the average Arab's knowledge of American culture is the garbage that's broadcast over mainstream television airwaves and out of Hollywood Studios- particularly nowadays- it is no wonder that their greatest fear is of their children adopting what they perceive as our 'values'. Most of us here in America feel the same way! Unfortunately they are now brainwashing the next generation of their offspring to consider Americans akin to Satan himself.

We are fighting an uphill battle that has only just begun for the new Islam that is being taught in extremist sects such as Wahhabism have very little resemblance to the Islam of old.

Also fascinating was the difference in how militant Arabs view the collapsing of the Soviet Union. Most of us will attribute Reagan's aggressive military buildup as the primary reason the Soviet Union crumbled under its own lumbering weight. However Muslims were fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan head on. When the Soviets withdrew, it was viewed as evidence that Jihad works. Allah truly was on their side and that they are unstoppable as long as they do not lack FAITH. Sound familiar? In the words of Osama:
"In this final phase of the ongoing struggle, the world of the infidels was divided between two superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union. Now we have defeated and destroyed the more difficult and the more dangerous of the two, dealing with the pampered and effeminate Americans will be easy."
Not an inaccurate assessment considering our tepid responses to the repeated attacks on our assets over the last couple of decades...

before 9/11/01 that is...

If you have the time, read the entire article.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 


1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran or Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but PETA activists do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Edison.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge.

17. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag queens and transvestites should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

18. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

Thanks Chrys

Sunday, September 24, 2006 

Bill Clinton meltdown...

See video here at Hot Air or here at Stop the ACLU of world class Clintonian squirming. Watch as he does all he can to keep himself from swinging at Chris Wallace while falling back on the ole 'vast right conspiracy' baloney in an interview on Fox News Sunday.

Chris Wallace dared to question Clinton's policies on dealing with Osama Bin Laden and with terrorism in general during his term. Incredibly, during this long media run set up for Clinton, Wallace was the only one to ask this obvious question...

Billy boy is on the verge of going as nutz-o as one of his heros Jimmah Cartah. What a fine pair those two make...

As usual, Insolublog's fruity post is magically delicious (as well as right on the $$)

RCP fleshes out The Clinton Dilemma.

Thursday, September 21, 2006 


I used to eat a lot of natural foods,
until I learned that most
people die of natural causes.


Gardening Rule:
When weeding, the best way to make
sure you are removing a weed
and not a valuable plant
is to pull on it.
If it comes out of the ground easily,
it is a valuable plant.


The easiest way to find
something lost around the house
is to buy a replacement.


Never take life seriously;
nobody gets out alive anyway.


There are two kinds of pedestrians:
the quick and the dead.


Life is sexually transmitted.


Health is merely the slowest possible rate
at which one can die.


Some people are like Slinkies.
Not really good for anything,
but you still can't help but smile
when you see one tumble down the stairs.


Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing.


Have you noticed since
everyone has a camcorder these days
no one talks about
seeing UFOs like they used to?


Whenever I feel blue,
I start breathing again.


All of us could take a lesson from the weather.
It pays no attention to criticism.


In the 60's,
people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird and
people take Prozac to make it normal.


How is it one careless match can start a forest fire,
but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?


Who was the first person to look at a cow and say,
"I think I'll squeeze these dangly thingies here,
and drink whatever comes out?:

Who was the first person to say,
"See that chicken over there?
I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.


Why is there a light in the fridge
and not in the freezer?


If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares,
why is there a song about him?


Why do people point to their wrist
when asking for the time,
but don't point to their crotch
when they ask where the bathroom is?


Why does your OB-GYN leave the room
when you get undressed
if they are going to look up there anyway?


If quizzes are quizzical,
what are tests?


If electricity comes from electrons,
does morality come from morons?


Do illiterate people get
the full effect of Alphabet Soup?


Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face,
he gets mad at you,
but when you take him on a car ride,
he sticks his head out the window?


Does pushing the elevator button more than
once make it arrive faster?


Why doesn't glue
stick to the inside of the bottle?


Things to make you go

Thursday, September 14, 2006 

I'll be Blogging for Bolton

One of the greatest political appointees Bush made was the appointing of John Bolton as the US Ambassador to the UN.

My previous posts about Mr. Bolton were:
UN Struck by Lightning Bolton and,
Bolton Bumrushing Bureaucrats

A definitive message was sent to the rest of the world. One way to cement that decision is to convert that recess appointment to a permanent confirmation in January 2007.

That means we have to do our part to have our voice heard by those who will be placing the votes of confirmation.

Get'err Done!
John Bolton Phone Bank

Check out the Blogging for Bolton Blogroll here...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 

No Lessons Learned

The same scenarios that enraged me as I watched The Path to 9/11 seem to be perpetuating themselves...


Guess we'll just have to wait for the death of 3000 more innocents before we get a clue on how to win this war.
September 13, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Taliban terror leaders who had gathered for a funeral - and were secretly being watched by an eye-in-the-sky American drone - dodged assassination because U.S. rules of engagement bar attacks in cemeteries, according to a shocking report.
Why do their dead garner more respect than our living?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 

Don't We All?

I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come
from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to get out of work.

Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would
consider a bum. From the looks of him, he had no car, no home, no
clean clothes, and no money.

There are times when you feel generous but there are other times that
you just don't want to be bothered. This was one of those "don't want
to be bothered times."

"I hope he doesn't ask me for any money," I thought. He didn't. He
came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop like he could have
enough money to even ride the bus.

After a few minutes he spoke. "That's a very pretty car," he said.

He was ragged but he had an air of dignity around him. His scraggly
blond beard keep more than his face warm. I said, "thanks," and
continued wiping off my car.

He sat there quietly as I worked. The expected plea for money never
came. As the silence between us widened something inside said, "ask
him if he needs any help." I was sure that he would say "yes" but I
held true to the inner voice.

"Do you need any help?" I asked. He answered in three simple but
profound words that I shall never forget. We often look for wisdom in
great men and women. We expect it from those of higher learning and
accomplishments. I expected nothing but an outstretched grimy hand.

He spoke the three words that shook me. "Don't we all?" he said. I
was feeling high and mighty, successful and important, above a bum in
the street, until those three words hit me like a twelve gauge
shotgun. Don't we all?

I needed help. Maybe not for bus fare or a place to sleep, but I
needed help. I reached in my wallet and gave him not only enough for
bus fare, but enough to get a warm meal and shelter for the day.

Those three little words still ring true. No matter how much you
have, no matter how much you have accomplished, you need help too. No
matter how little you have, no matter how loaded you are with
problems, even without money or a place to sleep, you can give help.
Even if it's just a compliment, you can give that.

You never know when you may see someone that appears to have it all.

They are waiting on you to give them what they don't have. A
different perspective on life, a glimpse at something beautiful, a
respite from daily chaos, that only you through a torn world can see.

Maybe the man was just a homeless stranger wandering the streets.
Maybe he was more than that. Maybe he was sent by a power that is
great and wise, to minister to a soul too comfortable in themselves.
Maybe God looked down, called an Angel, dressed him like a bum, then
said, "go minister to that man cleaning the car, that man needs help."

Don't we all?

-- Author Unknown


The Path to 9/11...

...was quite the gripping tale that brutally yet honestly displays the strengths and weaknesses of our Country's intelligence apparatus. It seemed to me that the portrayals of critical players were well researched and courageously captured in time. The direction reminded me of NYPD Blue in its glory years only with much more intelligent dialogue.

I can understand why members of the Clinton Administration, those fine upstanding liberals devoted to the preservation of our rights such as Freedom of Speech, would want to have the story squashed. All the denials in the world, even from an expert in public denial, does not factual evidence erase... regardless of the amount of sock and pant stuffing of secret documents your National Security Advisor does!

Rather than focus on what were obvious administrative apprehensions, the focus is on the accuracy of the dialogue of which I'm all but completely convinced was perhaps quoted word for word as it actually went down.

The terrorists were right under our nose the entire time, and still are. There were good men and women on the ground doing whatever it took to track and insulate innocents from terroristic intension. Unfortunately, their works were too often ignored by the professional bureaucrats. Thankfully their story was the crux of the program further highlighting the ignorance of administrative decisions to wage a battle of Law and Order on those who spit upon such precepts.

Sadly also was the fact that the 9/11 Commission payed no heed to successes left by the wayside in their mad dash to assign administrative blame.

Much more honorable men than the King of Denial have bravely come out to back the stinging conclusions made by the docu-drama. Thankfully the filmmaker is not lying down either.

I'm glad it aired. If there were major changes to appease the whiners, I could only imagine how much more painfully realistic the program must have initially been!

If you saw the program, give me your impressions... I, even after a night's rest, still feel the flood of adrenaline and rage induced by what I feel are the program's accurate and well articulated portrayals. I plan on buying this if it makes it to DVD...

Hopefully the UNCUT version!

Oh and Harvey Keitel rules.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 

Timeline of Modern Terrorism

As we remember the impact and absorb the trauma of the most tragic day in American history, you notice a constant questioning of the course this country has taken in the War on Terror, or what I consider to be the beginning stages of World War IV.

This questioning has more to do with the orientation of the current administration rather than the orientation our enemy has made painfully clear.

How easily we forget the tell-tale behavior of our enemies before our beloved buildings fell...

To put into context the behavior of terrorists over the course of the last three decades, my good bloggin sistah from anothah mistah Cathy at Sunday Morning Coffee has put together an excellent accumulation of the last 30+ years of terrorist activity.

Take the time machine trip through modern time Islamic Terrorist activity at her post that includes these incidents:

Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970
Munich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972
Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated, March 2, 1973
Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport, December 17, 1973
Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979
Iran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979
Grand Mosque Seizure, November 20, 1979
Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983
Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983
Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984
TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985
Air India Bombing, June 23, 1985
Soviet Diplomats Kidnapped, September 30, 1985
Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985
Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, November 23, 1985
Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna, December 27, 1985
Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986
Berlin Discotech Bombing, April 5, 1986
Kidnapping of William Higgins, February 17, 1988
Naples USO Attack, April 14, 1988
Pan Am 103 Bombing, December 21, 1988
Bombing of UTA Flight 772, September 19, 1989
Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17, 1992
World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993
Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agents, April 14, 1993
Kashmiri Hostage-taking, July 4, 1995
Jerusalem Bus Attack, August 21, 1995
Saudi Military Installation Attack, November 13, 1995
Egyptian Embassy Attack, November 19, 1995
HAMAS Bus Attack, February 26, 1996
Dizengoff Center Bombing, March 4, 1996
West Bank Attack, May 13, 1996
Empire State Building Sniper Attack, February 23, 1997
Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, September 4, 1997
Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan, November 12, 1997
Tourist Killings in Egypt, November 17, 1997
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000
Bus Stop Bombing, April 22, 2001
Philippines Hostage Incident, May 27, 2001
Tel-Aviv Nightclub Bombing, June 1, 2001
HAMAS Restaurant Bombing, August 9, 2001
Suicide Bombing in Israel, September 9, 2001
Death of "the Lion of the Panjshir", September 9, 2001
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001

If further context is desired- one that includes the progression of the centuries, dust off your scriptures...

Meanwhile our own media has chosen what side they're on...


Go on over to see my good friend Cathy to read a very well put together post that will dredge up memories of where you were when...

Stop the ACLU has their tribute...

Thursday, September 07, 2006 

Is Truth Really in the Mind of the Beholder?

I have a pile of DVD's from an admired uncle who is convinced that there are forces we consider to be on our side who influenced the events of 9/11. As crazy as I've figured their arguments to be, I've examined those arguments quite intensely.

Below lies the point of view that I've subscribed to. It arrived in my email this afternoon somehow and I've examined it thoroughly as well.

In all likelihood, the Truth probably lies somewhere in-between. I'm willing to bet that the Truth resides closer to the side of the article to follow. Spend the next minute or two examining it for yourself.

9/11 Truth
by Sharon Hughes

'Back to school' no longer stands out as September main event to me ...Ever since 9/11.

It's hard to believe that September 11, 2006 marks five years since the devastating terrorist attacks on America. I for one believe it is extremely important to remember and recount what happened that day, so that we don't lose sight of the nature and goals of the enemy we face in this war on terror.

I've heard some say we need to 'move on', that we've 'remembered' enough. Others question if it's too soon to remember through movie images such as
Flight 93 and World Trade Center. Still others, such as Bill Clinton try to censor accounts such as "The Path to 9/11" which airs this September 9th and 10th on ABC.

Five years later there are still those who believe and promote 9/11 conspiracy theories, such as Kevin Barrett who will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, despite the protests over 60 state legislators. He is a hero to conspiracy theorists.

The community of 'believers' who propagate their 9/11 conspiracy 'doctrine' over the internet and in articles and even books have even found their way to air their theories on C-SPAN. As WorldNetDaily reports: some of the conspiracy theories that began almost immediately after the attacks of 9/11 include: "4,000 Jews had supposedly been warned to stay home from the World Trade Center that day; Flight 93 had been shot down over Pennsylvania by the U.S. military; George W. Bush's delay in ending his visit with elementary school students when told of the World Trade Center attacks signaled that perhaps he had prior knowledge of the events" ....that 9/11 events were an 'inside job.' Time magazine talks about Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Won't Go Away this week.

But, even though I've had numerous readers send me articles and links and DVDs with these conspiracy accounts, I'm not a 'believer.' There are too many accounts to the contrary, and common sense realities that they fail to answer, such as (just to name a few): If it wasn't an airplane that hit the Pentagon, what happened to the pilots and passengers who were on board that flight, including Author and founder of the Independent Women's Forum, Barbara Olson? What do they say to all those at the Pentagon who saw the airplane fly into the building, and those who were witnesses who escaped to tell about it, such as Lt. Col. Linda Herbert in her book, The Pentagon Miracle? who we've had on the show which will re-air on September 7th and September 13th.

My purpose here is not to argue these or other conspiracy theory points. My purpose is to simply point out that the truth about one of the most serious events in U.S. history, the terrorist attacks of 9/ll, is under attack itself...and that some on the far-left and on the far-right are saying the same things...the same things our enemies are saying...who are the ones with the real ones with a conspiracy.

I'm not interested in speculations. I'm interested in hard the truth. And while I will probably receive unnumbered responses to what I've just said from conspiracy believers, what I've said needs to be said because it is estimated that 1/3 of Americans are starting to believe some of these conspiracy theories, proving once again what Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels said, "If the lie is big enough and told often enough, it will be believed." I'm glad the government has started to address these conspiracy theories and speculations. The sad thing is that there are some people who are more interested in believing what they believe than in knowing the truth.

September 11th, 2001 changed the world forever. Let's not let the enemy be victorious on the ground, in the air, or through propaganda tactics...even, and especially, within our own country.

We live in a changing world...

Sharon Hughes
President, The Center for Changing Worldviews
Host, Changing Worldviews TALK Radio
PO Box 750624
Petaluma, CA 94975-0624

Check out the perspective put forth at my bud Insolublog's place...


Great Taste, Less Filling...

...Uhhh, how about nasty taste in my mouth and more filling of our borders with illegals!?

Yeah, that's right all my beer swilling friends... Miller Brewing Co paid more than 30 G's to plan, buy ads, and provide materials for a demonstration in front of Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) office last weekend.

From Michelle Malkin on Monday (yeah, I'm lagging behind a bit in the news cycles but better late than never!)
Now, march advertisements feature not just the organizing committee's trademark blue globe but Miller's logo and a Spanish translation of its "Live Responsibly" slogan, a company effort to build goodwill among Latinos.
Brilliant marketing move jerks... How about behaving responsibly eh?

Yet another case of an American Corporation caring for nothing more than the bottom line.

Contact Miller Brewing here.

See Michelle Malkin's report and her Hot Air high heel of doom.

Check out these hiliarious Photoshops here!

My man Ogre has a new Foster's campaign.

But as all my readers know... This is a real beer.

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