Archive for January, 2007

Habeus Corpus is over rated

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

This has got to be one of the most outrageous things I’ve read lately. It’s right up there with this piece of drivel by Adam Ash.

It boggles my mind that someone who is supposedly educated and in a profession where a certain level of critical thinking is necessary, that they can be so absorbed in their hatred of the country that allows them to wave their tongue as they choose and STILL miss that point entirely.

All the fisking has been done already. Check out Jimbo here. Black5 here. Fuzzy here. and the comments to both Adam and Billy’s garbage.

I think I need to donate to Soldier’s Angels in their names as an apology that they are too proud to write themselves. Don’t worry boys…I’m there for ya.

Transaction ID to Soldier’s Angels: 8LV44828YL400462G
Followed up with a note referencing said number apologizing for these absolute asshat comments.

Otis Driftwood for real?

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

This is really disturbing and not usually something I put on here but alas…here we are.

I’m a big fan of slasher movies but I’m finicky. I’m not into wild eyed crazy slashers such as the Halloween or Friday the 13th movies. No no no…anyone can go about laying open people and allowing one lone hottie to escape. No, I like my evil twisted mass murderers with a sense of humor and a slight sadistic streak. Okay…maybe not so slight.

Enter Otis Driftwood of ‘House of 1000 Corpses” and “Devil’s Rejects” fame:

Otis is one evil SOB. Completely twisted and totally sadistic and to say he had a fetish for necrophilia would be a HUGE understatement. But he’s fictional right? Fresh out of Rob Zombie’s disturbed mind.

Well THIS guy is for real. He hails from Canada and has confessed to killing 49 women and feeding the remains to his herd of pigs. Enter one Robert “Willie” Pickton:

Wow…notice the resemblance? Otis is a great movie villian. This guy is down right scary and should be put out of our gene pool.

AFC Championship Game

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

One of the best games I’ve ever seen. Both teams played hard and didn’t give up…although the Patriot defense looked seriously winded at one point.

For all you haters out there:

Peyton is going to the Superbowl.

NFC Championship game

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Saints…poor poor saints…This is like watching a bad high school team play National Champion Buckeyes Florida Gators.  I told the bride this was gonna get ugly and sure enough…here we are.

Barbarians versus Muslims

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Go here.(yeah yeah…I know it’s CNN but this is actually GOOD) Read and watch the various videos. It’s a perfect companion to my post here.

Can you spot the barbarians?

She doth protest to little

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Speaker Pelosi in an interview with ABC says:

The president knows that because the troops are in harm’s way, that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way.

But we will hold the president accountable. He has to answer for his war.

while the Senate ponders a non-binding resolution that would wag their finger and scold the President in his attempt to win the Battle for Iraq.

This is illustrative of the difference between the two ideologies. Conservatives see “Right and Wrong” and know that Right will always be Right and Wrong will always be Wrong. Progressives see “Right and Wrong” and know that “and” is in the middle and that’s about it. They declare in this resolution that the “Surge” is the wrong thing to do but they are willing to pay for it anyway. If it’s the wrong thing to do then why fund it? Why throw good money after bad? Oh wait…they’ve been doing that for years with other things so why should we expect anything different now.

Show some principled leadership Ms. Speaker. If you sincerely believe we have lost in Iraq then you simply must stop the funding. Otherwise you are simply paying our troops to die for nothing…right? If, on the other hand, you are not sincere in your belief that we have lost in Iraq then you are playing politics with the lives of millions of Iraqis along with the 20,000 troops you are sending to Iraq.

From where I’m sitting, the Resolution in the Senate is a comfort to the barbarians in Iraq. It tells them that the Congress COULD pull the plug on the whole thing and all they need to do is hold out a while longer. Meanwhile our troops are headed over there wondering, “How long until we have to run out of here with our tails between our legs because our own side cut and ran on us?”. The only thing the new Congressional Leadership can offer on Iraq are empty resolutions and threats of impending action against the President. They have no offers of strategy that could lead to victory. Ms. Speaker? Majority Leader Reid? It’s okay to say “I don’t know” if you don’t have a strategy for Victory. When someone comes up with a possible plan and you have nothing to offer…no suggested changes…no REASONS why it won’t work…NOTHING TO OFFER except a condemnation of the plan…you don’t have much in the way of credibility. You will no doubt say that the President has no credibility either but how does that change the situation? He has a plan which matches the numbers General Petraeus laid out in his Counter Insurgency manual exactly and the good General is even leading the effort. Why will this NOT work?

Okay fine…you just have a hunch it won’t work. I’m good with using your intuition on things. Instead of condemning the President for the plan, why not state loud and clear that while you disagree with this approach and the initial decision to take down Saddam, that you stand 100% behind our effort and will see it through to victory? I’m sure one of your favorite blogs have the number of American dead proudly displayed somewhere…should be somewhere around 3,000 right now. Congressman Kucinich has said:

These are the elements of the Kucinich Plan:

1. The US announces it will end the occupation, close military bases and withdraw. The insurgency has been fueled by the occupation and the prospect of a long-term presence as indicated by the building of permanent bases. A US declaration of an intention to withdraw troops and close bases will help dampen the insurgency which has been inspired to resist colonization and fight invaders and those who have supported US policy. Furthermore this will provide an opening where parties within Iraq and in the region can set the stage for negotiations towards peaceful settlement.

He is prepared to bring them all home. What does that mean for the 3000 that were killed there? What exactly did they give their last full measure for? A buddy of mine has said that a there isn’t anything in Iraq worth a single American life and that seems to be the Congressman’s position as well. At least he is honest about it. What about you Speaker Pelosi? Majority Leader Reid? Is the future of the children of Iraq worth 3,000 American lives? What could possibly be worth the lives of 360,222 Americans then? Could the answer be below the fold?


The Surge

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Tonight the President announced what was the worst kept secret in America. The slight change in strategy along with a 20,000 troop increase largely dedicated to the pacification of Baghdad. The will of PM Maliki will have a lot to do with the success or failure of this plan and that is right and good. The Iraqi people have to get this sorted out among themselves. I still believe they can but some of the nutjobs are going to have to be dealt with.

One aspect of the plan was the linch pen for me:

In earlier operations, political and sectarian interference prevented Iraqi and American forces from going into neighborhoods that are home to those fueling the sectarian violence. This time, Iraqi and American forces will have a green light to enter these neighborhoods – and Prime Minister Maliki has pledged that political or sectarian interference will not be tolerated.

This was obvious to just about everyone I think. It is PRECISELY why we had to hit Fallujah twice. If PM Maliki can hold up his end of the deal we’ll succeed this time. I question his ability to pull this off however. We can certainly do it ourselves but I have to wonder if we have the stones to do it. We cannot fail and we will not fail.

Text of speech is below the fold.


House Republican Boo-Hooing

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

What a pathetic display of leadership THIS is!  Yeah, I know it’s probably someone’s idea of a “tit for tat” routine but it was pathetic in June of 2006 and it’s just as pathetic six months later.  Doesn’t matter who is suggesting it or what party they are from.

Am I the only serious, principle driven Republican left in the country?  Yes, the country is looking for a change.  As I said here, that “change” has probably more to do with the Iraq operation than anything else but still we shouldn’t second guess the election results.  The electorate out there decided they wanted a Democrat controlled House and that’s what we have.  Begging for stuff from the new majority does not suggest strength.  Demanding for “rights” from the new majority does not suggest strength.  No, on the contrary, it implies that those rights were somehow taken away and it implies the child like behavior of “MOMMY!  MAKE THEM PLAY NICE!”.

Mr. McHenry, Mr. Cantor, and Dr. Price, you may think this is a cute play on your part but you embarrass the party with your pre-adolescent behavior.  Suck it up boys.  Be the leaders you were elected to be or go home and choose your replacements from the local daycare.