Monday, July 31, 2006

Again, I'm Gone

If there are any readers left around here, I'm sorry to announce that I have to leave town again until late in the week. Apparently this will be a pattern for the next month or so.

Good thing I don't make any money from this site... I'd be even poorer than I am now.

Be good people while I'm gone- go and do something noble. Also, scroll down and check the update on the Marine sniper post I put up earlier- it's sure to get your blood a'pumpin'.

Back soon...



Iraqi Leader Dissed By Dems

Here's a nice editorial about how Barbara Boxer and company chose to boycott the speech given to Congress by the Iraqi Prime Minister.

[[ WHEN the first democratically, constitutionally elected prime minister of Iraq spoke before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a group of Democrats protested by sitting the speech out. Among the no-shows was California's own Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Her loss.

Boxer, the Senate's leading proponent of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, could have gained much from Nouri Kamal al-Maliki's impassioned plea on behalf of the people who risked their lives to elect him. It would have done her well to hear his exhortations that America not abandon Iraqis in their fight against Islamist terror, or undermine their brave effort to establish a liberal democracy.

“The fate of our country and yours is tied,” said al-Maliki. “Should democracy be allowed to fail in Iraq and terror permitted to triumph, then the War on Terror will never be won ... If in continued partnership we have the strength of mind and commitment to defeat the terrorists and their ideology in Iraq, they will never be able to recover.”

America has a vested interest in how the war between democrats and terrorists plays out in Iraq. If the current government crumbles, Iraq could become the international staging ground for terrorist attacks that Afghanistan was until 2001. Moreover, America's enemies would be emboldened by our lack of resolve, as they were when U.S. forces left Beirut in 1984 and Somalia in 1994.

There is a lot more... so get to it.

Boxer "Redeploys," Misses Good Speech


One Shot...

- kill.

Here is a good article on Lance Corporal Galen Wilson, a young Marine deep in the fight.

[[ During a large-scale attack on Easter Sunday, Wilson says, he spotted six gunmen on a rooftop about 400 yards away. In about 8 seconds he squeezed off five rounds — hitting five gunmen in the head. The sixth man dived off a 3-story building just as Wilson got him in his sights, and counts as a probable death. ]]

Extraordinary. That is uncommon skill, coupled with uncommon grit.

Read it all... this is what America has that no other nation can claim. Hardened and highly skilled young men, protecting their country from the evil that seeks to eradicate us.

USMC Sniper Metes Out Swift Death In Iraq


******* ----- UPDATE ----- *******

It is striking how you and I can read about this amazing Marine and be grateful for his service- and others can find a whole different spin on it. Here is the reaction of the so-called democratic underground:


Deranged Far (FAR) Left React To Hero Marine


Sunday, July 30, 2006

Catchy Tune!

If you haven't seen this yet- you have to take a minute for it now. This band has lots of other songs, too... all of them similar in content.

Bush Was Right

What? A Conservative rock band?? Good Lord, that has to be a sign of the apocalypse!


Whacked Out Wackos

Here's the mighty Michelle Malkin with a great column about how nice the "peace" activists have become.

[[ You're walking down the street when you spot an antiwar protester wielding a peace sign on the corner. Quick, what do you do? Duck.

As we battle global jihad, perplexed and apoplectic pacifists show their true colors. Rainbow tie-dye has turned to raging-bull red.

Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams displayed what the Australian media called "her feisty Irish spirit" to hundreds of schoolchildren this week in a murder-minded diatribe against President Bush. "I have a very hard time with this word 'nonviolence,' because I don't believe that I am nonviolent," confessed Mrs. Williams. On the plus side, the rest of the sane world will no longer make the mistake of believing Peace Prize-winner Mrs. Williams is nonviolent, either (though the Nobel committee took the peace out of Peace Prize when it handed one to suicide bomber manufacturer Yasser Arafat in 1994).

While the kids cheered, Mrs. Williams, the world-renowned pacifist, fumed: "Right now, I would love to kill George Bush." In America, we don't call this irrational hatred "feisty Irish spirit." We call it "unhinged." Or, as Charles Krauthammer first diagnosed it, Bush Derangement Syndrome.

You know the deal... read the whole thing.

Berserk "Peace" Activism


Saturday, July 29, 2006

Dr. Demented

This is just too damn funny to pass on. I won't even excerpt from it... you just have to read it all.

Howard Dean Is Losing His Mind, And It Ain't Pretty

See...? Told you!


Friday, July 28, 2006

Let Israel Win

Greetings, all. I am back from the hinterlands... and ready again to offer my small part to the great cause.

What better place to start than with the fantastic Charles Krauthammer? He is a man who always sees the target and calmly shoots straight into it. Today, his sights are set firmly on the reaction of the world to Israel's national defense actions.

[[ What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world and given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?

What other country sustains 1,500 indiscriminate rocket attacks into its cities - every one designed to kill, maim and terrorize civilians - and is then vilified by the world when it tries to destroy the enemy's infrastructure and strongholds with precision-guided munitions that sometimes have the unintended but unavoidable consequence of collateral civilian death and suffering?

Hearing the world pass judgment on the Israel-Hezbollah 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.

The word that obviates all thinking and magically inverts victim into aggressor is "disproportionate," as in the universally decried "disproportionate Israeli response."

When the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, it did not respond with a parallel "proportionate" attack on a Japanese naval base. It launched a four-year campaign that killed millions of Japanese, reduced Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki to cinders, and turned the Japanese home islands to rubble and ruin. Disproportionate? No.

That is the crux of it. Not just for the Israel/Hezbollah war, but in virtually all things. The world- or much of it- has, indeed, lost its moral bearings. Taken in whole, it is stunning to see world reactions to issues. Virtually ignoring muslim atrocities everywhere- from Somalia to Thailand to the Phillipines- the world has plenty of time to attack the United States and Israel as both of those countries struggle to eradicate the murderous vermin that want to kill us all. This is not to mention the various and nefarious actions of our "allies" in the oil-for-food scandals... or the killing of civiians by U.N. troops in Africa. All in all, the popular stance is definitely to stand up to the "bullies" in America and Israel.

This is surreal.

I am struck with a vision... picture a town in the wilderness... the people there are being routinely attacked by vicious monsters that are trying very hard to destroy the whole town. In fact, other than a few transparent disguises, the monsters are not shy about their intentions-- openly calling for the complete and total destruction of the town. The only thing stopping them from it are a few large men with lots of guns. The men are very good at monster killing... and they have for years managed to keep much of the town safe. The problem lately is, every time the men engage the monsters, the protected townspeople pull at their sleeves to stop them from shooting... crying to them that they are being unfair to the monsters... that the men must try to talk to the monsters... to understand them (nevermind the fact that the men do understand the monsters only too well).

Anyway, please read it all.


Monday, July 24, 2006

I'm Being Censored!!!

- my job demands.

I am leaving town for a few days- and will be in a remote place with no modern electronic computer-like gadgets. So... for anyone who cares, that will mean no ramblings from me for a while.

You can always amuse yourself by cruising through the archives- especially the "Greatest Hits" section. It never hurts to be prepared... there could be a test at any time in the future.

Be well and govern yourself accordingly.

Back soon!



Peace Does Not Come...

...through weakness.

It is astounding that so many people are actually trying to blame Israel for this war. How much do they expect Israel to take from these monsters? When is enough just plain enough? When can Israel respond and destroy the plague of terrorism that threatens their everyday existence? When the U.N. says so? When Howard Dean says so?

No. They have given... they have waited... they have talked... they have played all the games and jumped through all the hoops... and still, the rockets came- still, the vicious thugs kidnapped and murdered.

Here is Michael Reagan with a nice column on the subject:

[[ We were right all along, and that gives us the right to say “we told you so.”

Nobody wanted to listen when former Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and a lot of American conservatives warned that you cannot negotiate with terrorists such as Arafat, Hezbollah, and Hamas, or their sponsors in Syria and Iran. We were accused of being warmongers and told that the future of Israel lay not in defending itself, but in making concession after concession to an enemy sworn to demolish the Jewish state and drive its people into the sea.

Goaded by the peace-at-any-price crowd who can never recognize evil when it stares them in the face (because they don’t recognize that evil exists), Israel attempted to mollify the anti-Israel United Nations and the hand-wringing leftists here and abroad by playing nice with their sworn enemies.

Israel withdrew from Gaza, driving their own people – who had settled there with Israel’s approval and encouragement – out of their homes and land. In return for this magnanimous gesture, the terrorists showered missiles on Israeli territory almost daily.

Undaunted by this display of the real and vicious nature of the enemy, Israeli’s government pushed on with plans to evacuate the West Bank, and hand it over to what purports to be a Palestinian state aborning.

The response: more missiles raining down on innocent Israeli citizens and more threats to destroy Israel.

Please read the whole thing HERE.

Once you've digested that one, here is another great piece that lays out the truth of the matter:

The Dangerous Fantasy Of Peaceful Arab Intent

Let's all get educated on this so that we can stop idiots from spouting lies whenever we meet them.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Disgusting, But Definitely...

...not surprising.

Bitter, Hateful Idiots

Found on Michelle Malkin.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

A Real Person

Like him or not-- I have found myself very angry at many of his recent doings, and lack of doings-- you have to admit that President Bush is genuine.

Here's a little piece on some recent "Dubya'isms." Some of these are priceless.

Let Dubya Be Dubya


Friday, July 21, 2006

And Now, A Word From...

... Theodore Roosevelt:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

(Always loved that one!)


War- Before The White Man Came?




One more... Undeniable.

Here is the great Mark Steyn with a commentary on historical fact versus liberal revisionism.

[[ We've constructed a fantasy past in which primitive societies lived in peace and security with nary a fear that their crops would be stolen or their children enslaved. War has been the natural condition of mankind for thousands of years, and our civilization is a very fragile exception to that. What does it say about us that so many of our elites believe exactly the opposite -- that we are a monstrous violent rupture with our primitive pacifist ancestors? It's never a good idea to put reality up for grabs. You can bet your highest-denomination axe on that. ]]

Before The White Man Came- War?

Please read the whole thing. You'll be smarter and less irritable if you do.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

R. E. S. P. E. C. T. ? ?

For the military?? No way!!

...yes, way.

Recruiters are meeting their goals, too. Yeah, it's true. Shocking, but true.

I know the old media almost had you believing that all military personnel are evil and are roundly hated by a large majority of Americans... I know, I know.

Still... here's the scoop:

Respect For Military Surges

Don't expect to see much of this story in the old media... they really, REALLY hate this subject. A lot.


The times...

- is a shrinkin'.

N.Y. times To Reduce Page Size, Close Plant, Cut 1,050 Jobs

and more HERE.

Hmmmm... I wonder why this is happening...?

Man, I sure do feel sorry for those treasonous bastards- how about you? One good thing, though: we are now five percent safer on the national security front.


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Poetry Time

This was sent to me by a new friend. After reading my letter, he told me that it gave him an idea for a poem. He nails it quite nicely, I think.

[[ Semper I (a poem)

“Semper I” is an old Marine Corps term applied to those selfish careerists who place their own success ahead of their men and the well-being of the Corps. Congressman John Murtha is a living example of that disgraceful term.

A bugle blows in Arlington,
Lilting notes fill still sad air,
An eagle’s tears a globe fall on,
Trail an anchor with despair,
For a man we’d wish had not to die,
Brave youth among the best,
A Marine, he lived for Semper Fi,
And with Semper Fi he’ll rest.

So sadly is the contrast,
Between those who talk and fight;
Fat Pols for whom their war’s past,
But now can’t see the light,
Accusing brave young fighting men,
Of crimes they can’t defend,
Disgraceful fat old congressmen,
Who’ve lost the will to win.

Yes there we see the difference,
Between those who fight to win,
And a congressman with no sense,
Who’s committed grievous sin;
He’s turned against his Corps,
And no one knows quite why,
Except he loves himself much more:
Classic case of Semper I.

Semper Fi to all Marines everywhere from an old paratrooper who holds Murtha in as much contempt as you do.

Russ Vaughn
327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

HERE is the link to it on BootMurtha... and HERE is a great site that Russ runs.

Thanks, Russ... and Semper Fi to you!!


You Think This Is Hot?

Hmmm... perspective is everything, isn't it?

[[ PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cheryl Kennedy had just one word to describe the stagnant, sticky, downright dense heat that blanketed the downtown business district and most of the nation.

"Insanity. Insanity!" she said.

After a long sip from her bottled water, Kennedy added, "This is not fit for human beings. Without air conditioning, I don't think many of us could last like this for too long."

Heat Wave

I wonder if she would prefer to be where our people are now... in full combat gear... digging fighting holes... for months and months and months on end.

Fit For Human Beings? Check Out The Five Day Forecast!

Supposed to be 118 on Sunday... but the good news is that it cools down to about 90 at night.

Yeah... we have it so tough here in America, don't we?


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

And Now, A Word From...

...Patrick Henry:

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate 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!

-----March 23, 1775


Man, It's Hot... I Know: Let's Jump!

Well, it's about time. Someone has finally figured out how to end global warming... and the solution doesn't involve us giving up our cars and trucks.

In fact... it doesn't require us to give up anything at all. We can still be fat, lazy Americans... but we have to do one thing... we have to jump.

Just once, though. At precisely 11:39:13 GMT on 20 July. That's it... just jump. Oh, and the jump has to be done by 600,000,000 people... simultaneously.

No, I'm not making it up! Here, see for yourself:

Jump To Prevent Global Warming

I wonder if this is sanctioned by al-gore...?


Monday, July 17, 2006

Didn't Believe Me?

When we recently discussed World War III (HERE), I hadn't yet seen this one. Apparently, Newt is beating the drum, too.

[[ Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. In an interview in Bellevue this morning Gingrich said Bush should call a joint session of Congress the first week of September and talk about global military conflicts in much starker terms than have been heard from the president.

"We need to have the militancy that says 'We're not going to lose a city,' " Gingrich said. He talks about the need to recognize World War III as important for military strategy and political strategy.

"This is World War III," Gingrich said. And once that's accepted, he said calls for restraint would fall away:

"Israel wouldn't leave southern Lebanon as long as there was a single missile there. I would go in and clean them all out and I would announce that any Iranian airplane trying to bring missiles to re-supply them would be shot down. This idea that we have this one-sided war where the other team gets to plan how to kill us and we get to talk, is nuts."

Yeah... nuts. Hmmmm... I wonder if any of the deranged far left in this country would fall into that catagory...?

Anyway, thank God that some smart people are starting to talk about this. We are facing an uphill battle, and the sooner people understand what's happening, the better.

Gingrich Says It's World War III


Sunday, July 16, 2006


Wow- that's a big number! It's a real one, too.


Many New Web Addresses Added


I couldn't resist sharing this one... you know, stretch the brain a little on a lazy Sunday.


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Them vs. Us (Still)

As the bombs and rockets fly in Lebanon and Israel, the world is taking sides... very predictably- with the usual suspects (France, the United Nations, etc.) condemning Israel for defending itself (HERE)... and the usual enemies of America and freedom lashing out at us again (HERE). You know the story.

What needs to be happening is proper airing of the truth... you know, the truth that this is not just a Jewish/Arab thing. The truth that this is the very center of the islamofascist war against civilized humanity.

William Kristol has a great column in the Weekly Standard (HERE) that points out how this is "our war," too. There is no doubting this. Whether or not you want to admit it, the bad-guy side of the world- and the majority of the brainwashed islamic public- sees this as the "Zionists and America" attacking islam.

Anyway, in reading all of this stuff lately... in thinking and trying to understand the hows and whys of it all... I made a simple observation that was completely obvious, but the true scope of which had escaped me before: They don't care about human life. Not their own, or ours, or anyone else's. I know that we all "knew" this before... but it really hit home for me in epiphany-like fashion recently.

Consider this: in the "West," when there is a tragedy, or a terrorist attack, the victims matter. As individuals- as human beings... we honor them, we weep for them, we build monuments to them. In short, it really, REALLY hits home to us when a human being dies- especially when it is unnecessary or "unfair."

Over there, though, this is not the case. Oh, I know that individual families/relatives are very sad when one of their own dies... but as a society/culture, the islamic world does not react as we do to the death of their people. In fact, they actually embrace and call for their own peoples' death- so long as it is in a "holy cause." This is indisputable.

Just consider, for an example, London's somber remembrance of the 7/7 attacks. Fifty-two people were killed in that filthy-terrorist action. Fifty-two. To us, that is an incredible tragedy. These were people who were literally minding their own business... and were killed because they were in a convenient place at the time. We cry for them... for their children... for the wasted potential of what they might have been and done. In our culture, every single person matters. In every child, there is the potential to be a great scientist, or explorer, or doctor, or writer, and on... to our very core, we hate that their light was prematurely extinguished. We hold respectful ceremonies to honor them... we read their names out loud, one at a time (HERE). We miss them and we feel the loss deeply as a culture.

In fact, we are saddened and moved to action, even when tragedy strikes other parts of the world: tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, famines, etc. We cry for the victims, we send help- money, equipment, personnel... we feel their pain and their loss and we desperately want to help. We absolutely hate random, unnecessary, unfair, premature loss of life ANYWHERE.

Not so in most of the islamic world. Practicing members of that "religion" are, right now, killing as many people as they possibly can- including not just the above mentioned London victims, but also lots and lots of their fellow muslims. As we sit here, muslims and others are being murdered- often times very brutally- in the name of a god.

To the majority of the brainwashed masses of islam, to die for allah is to enter heaven immediately... and the more "evil" people you kill in the process, the better for you. You know... "martyrs." As Barry Rubin puts it in this excellent piece (HERE) on palestinian/muslim suicide culture, their celebration of "martyrs" simply means bragging about their own casualties. That is a sociology doctoral thesis in itself.

Please understand that we- all non-muslims- are the targets of this "martyrdom" campaign... and we always will be. Until we convert or die, this will not change. This, too, is indisputable.

Essentially and fundamentally, it comes straight down to their culture of death vs our culture of life.

We celebrate individuals and their potential to contribute, build, love... exist. We remember and honor their life.

They celebrate only the death of an individual, and how valuable that death was depends entirely upon how many of us were also killed. Please let that sink in... how sobering is it?

Many are now asking if this is the start of World War III. Make no mistakes about it: World War III started in 1979 when the islamofascists were thrust into power by a weak America letting them take the world stage by seizing and holding our embassy for over a year.

The muslims know that this is World War III... and they embrace it. We are going to lose it- and lose our very existence- unless more of us wake-up and see the truth.

So... saddle up- it really is "our war," too.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Survival Against All Odds

Unfortunately, the current fad of anti-semitism, while disgusting beyond belief, is nothing new. Israel has had to fight for its life throughout virtually all of its history... and is doing so now.

Here is Charles Krauthammer with an excellent piece on the reasons for Israel's "aggression."

[[ Next June will mark the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War. For four decades we have been told that the cause of the anger, violence and terror against Israel is its occupation of the territories seized in that war. End the occupation and the "cycle of violence" ceases.

The problem with this claim was that before Israel came into possession of the West Bank and Gaza in the Six-Day War, every Arab state had rejected Israel's right to exist and declared Israel's pre-1967 borders -- now deemed sacred -- to be nothing more than the armistice lines suspending, and not ending, the 1948-49 war to exterminate Israel.

But you don't have to be a historian to understand the intention of Israel's enemies. You only have to read today's newspapers.

The only real issue that keeps the instability and violence going is Israel's right to exist. That's it.

Please read the whole column- it's a good one.

Why They Fight


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Media Bias?? No Way!

The inimitable Dr. Thomas Sowell gives us another very insightful commentary- this time on the wonders of the modern media.

[[ The same newspapers and television news programs that are constantly reminding us that some people under indictment "are innocent until proven guilty" are nevertheless hyping the story of American troops accused of rape in Iraq, day in and day out, even though these troops have yet to be proven guilty of anything. ]]

Biased Reporting

Please read the whole thing.


***** FIXED THE LINK - SORRY (Thanks, Maverick73) *****


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hmmm... Now There's An Idea

Let's see... the media in the country is behaving extremely irresponsibly. They are presenting the "news" in ways that twist and distort it to fit their world view. They are blatantly avoiding telling both sides of the stories. They are causing people to react to their biased reporting... often to the point of violence.

What do you do if you're the leader of the country?

Well, if the country is America, then you will probably do nothing... and continue to let the media get away with it.

If you are in the newest Democracy in the world, though, you might do something different.

[[ Iraq's prime minister warned television stations Wednesday against broadcasting reports that incite violence, saying he will not hesitate to shut them down. ]]

You mean, a leader is going to take steps to prevent vile conduct of the media? Wow... why didn't we think of that?

Here's the whole thing:

Iraqi Leader Warns Biased Media Outlets


Another Surrender?

Wow... I never woulda thunk it about this President. I know he let us down on immigration and other things... but I thought he was always going to stand firm on this.

Do note that the old york times seems very happy about this. They had to really, REALLY enjoy doing this story- perhaps even more than when they are releasing classified information.

Bush Takes A Step Back

This is disgusting and frightening beyond anything my puny words can convey.

We're in trouble...


***** UPDATE *****

Here's additional information that may mitigate some of the potential horror of the above article. Is it possible that the media has overblown this story? No way, says I... but... decide for yourselves...

DoD Memo on Terror Detainees - Jed Babbin


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Murtha's Legacy Grows

No doubt Mr. Murtha's success in the media has emboldened this seditionist- and others like him- to come forward and bray moronic anti-American filth. Hell, why not? We know that the media will listen and give it center stage.

At least this "veteran" is not pretending or hiding his true feelings: he hates the "American military machine," and is not afraid to say so.

He opens with:

[[ I'm a military combat veteran and critic of our government's invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and I don't support the troops. I'll protest in the streets to end the war, and when the troops come home, I'll do what I can to see that they get the benefits and treatment they need and deserve. That's my contribution to the troops. ]]

After you stop laughing at that crock of BS (it's actually quite normal for that ilk to constantly contradict themselves), you can see what he closes with:

[[ The American military machine has killed and tortured millions of innocent people and will continue to do so until made to stop. I call on my fellow vets to heed Thoreau's advice that we use our lives to "stop the machine" and thereby expiate the legacy of pain, suffering and death we participated in. ]]

Now, by all means go and read all the excrement in the middle... but, be warned: it may give you severe brain cramps- especially when you try to imagine how a "hometown" American newspaper could print this bile under a heading of "Special to The Sun." Yeah... it's "special," all right.

I Don't Support The Troops

What a charming fellow, eh?

Are you proud of your fruits, Congressman Murtha? Is this the kind of grass-roots program you were envisioning when you started your attacks on the military?


(Hat tip to Little Green Footballs.)


Monday, July 10, 2006

Can You Stand...

...some good news from Iraq?

I know that we are conditioned and led to believe that there is absolutely nothing good going on over there. I know that the media has done a superior job of convincing most Americans that all is lost and it is only death, grief, and sorrow.

I know all that...

...but still there persist some small voices that won't give in. Here is one of them: Bill Crawford at National Review. I'll post only his closing sentence, because I think it is the calm voice of reality saying the truth (and because everyone needs to read the whole thing for themselves).

[[ And so we carry on. ]]

Here's the whole column: Do You Know That...?

Please read it all- it is very, very important that we start recognizing that there is more than what the old media is telling us.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wish I Would Have Thought Of That...

...when I was a young'un.

This seemed like a nice story for a Sunday. You have to love this kid's style.

Everybody's Crazy About A Sharp Dressed Eleven Year Old Entrepreneur

You also have to love our evil Capitalistic society... breeding kids like that one.

I guess the United States should try to be more enlightened... then we could produce children like these, instead:

"We Want To Be Martyrs, Too"


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ah, The Press...

The old york times and the associated (islamic) press are definitely friends to the military, eh? Here is their latest helpful article- based on one of their famous "anonymous" sources.

The only reason I am posting this one is because of the supreme irony contained in the closing paragraph. After spewing on and on about all the accusations floating around against U.S. Military personnel, the piece closes with:

[[ Such cases threaten to further weaken popular support for the Iraq war in the United States and tarnish the military's image. ]]

Wow... I don't think they even get how incredibly far gone they are.

Haditha Review Gossip


Friday, July 07, 2006


***** UPDATE *****

I grabbed the link to the video page at Fox News. There seems to be some problem at the one minute mark... the video freezes for about 15 seconds or so.


Here's The Video Page

Well, I have to say that this has been a very interesting day. The people at Fox News could not have been nicer or more professional.

People have been emailing me all day (and they haven't even showed the replay yet)... and, aside from one ignorant comment on the original post, all the input has been positive and supportive. I'm definitely grateful to all of you for not telling me that I have a face for radio. :-)

Anyway, I am glad that someone got to speak up for the "little guy."

Thanks to all of you who wrote- and those of you who didn't write, too. I deeply appreciate your readership and support!

For anyone who cares, I added the Murtha letter to the "Greatest Hits" section on the left side of my page. (It's right here, too.)

More stuff soon...



Thursday, July 06, 2006



***** UPDATE *****

The very nice Megan from Fox News called me this morning with an update. She said that my "segment" will likely be on somewhere between 15 and 25 past the hour. The show will be repeated tonight at 2200 for those who miss the first showing.

Neil Cavuto is out today- so the sub will be Stuart Varney, who is a great host in his own right.

***** *****

Okay... well, apparently, my open letter to Congressman Murtha has taken on a life of its own. I have been inundated with emails from (mostly) supporters and fellow Marines- and my letter has been emailed and quoted all over the web.

I thought it was good that so many people feel so strongly about this.

Anyway... now Fox News is in on the action. They contacted me and want me to appear on Your World With Neil Cavuto tomorrow. The show is on at 1600 Eastern time and lasts one hour... I will be in there somewhere- don't know exactly when yet.

Hope you can watch!



Not Just Another Great American...

...but a very special one.

Please read this. Here is what it means to serve your country.

This man is forty-three years old... an age when most men are mentally and physically incapable of such things-even if they were inclined to do it.

[[ New York City Police Department Detective Evan L. Schwerner had nearly 21 years off active duty in the Marine Corps when in the four-year wake of Sept. 11, 2001, he decided he could better serve his family and country in the global war on terror as a Marine in Iraq. ]]

Former Marine Comes Back After 21-Year Break

I would really like to meet this Marine and shake his hand. This reminds us of the true nature of sacrifice and service.

Semper Fi, Cpl. Schwerner!


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Real Patriotism

I went with my family to a great Independence Day celebration last night. Lots and lots (and lots) of people turned out to celebrate America. As I watched the fireworks, I couldn't help but think of this article I had read earlier in the day.

Flag Burning Party

Please note that this was the "2nd annual" event... presumably because last year's was such a success.

I am very glad that I was nowhere near Santa Cruz... I do not need the criminal record that I would surely have acquired had I been there.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday!


IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred. to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton



Monday, July 03, 2006

Marines And Jesus...

...both under constant and vicious attack from the Godless anti's.

West Virginia School Sued By Left-Wing Activists Over Portrait Of Jesus

At the risk of sounding like a right-wing religious extremist...

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. --Matthew, 5:11


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Criminals, Rejoice!

Through the looking glass... we can see the distorted images of reality... but, seriously- how far from this are we??

English Bobbys Won't Chase Helmetless Thieves


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