Archive for April, 2007

News from Afghanistan is Good

Monday, April 30th, 2007

First off, Apaches are ticking off big numbers for the Taliban Butcher’s Bill.

Second, Americans begin hitting back at Helmand Province towns such as Musa Qala which, when evacuated by British troops last year, was taken over by Taliban forces in February. It seems the Brits had started pulling troops back and making deals with the barbarians in hopes that the absence of conflict would bring peace. That worked well. Time for the Yankees to clean up…again.

Rabbits – 1 week later

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Checking on my guests in the back yard today I found they are about to be up and about. Gone is the mass of fur on the ground. Now there’s a ring of fur on the ground with little bunnies poking their heads up through it.

There’s a dark surprise in here. Also it’s my first attempt at full production of a “movie” so be gentle.

Pretty much worksafe…sorta

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

You GOTTA see this. It writes over the right side of the screen but it’s worth it.

Can’t get the video to work here so just go to this link and check it out. You will NOT be disappointed.

Preach it Brother!

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Jeff Foxworthy lays it out as good as I’ve ever heard it. Yeah, he’s a comedian. Yeah, he’s responsible for the atrocity that is all those d@mn3d redneck jokes. The boy “Gets It” though. Head on over to HotAir and see the video. Make sure you won’t wake anyone up because you just might have to holler “Oh HELL yeah!”.

Fred! Fred! Fred!

Friday, April 20th, 2007

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy the discussion has once again turned to firearm control. Fred Thompson, former US Senator from Tennessee and hopefully Republican Presidential Candidate, has an EXCELLENT piece on the topic today in NRO. Great snippet:

Whenever I’ve seen one of those “Gun-free Zone” signs, especially outside of a school filled with our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, I’ve always wondered exactly who these signs are directed at. Obviously, they don’t mean much to the sort of man who murdered 32 people just a few days ago.

Go Fred!

Rabbits

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Well well well…looky what I found in my back yard…

DRIVE

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Oh yeah. I think this is going to be another hour of my life each week right down the drain.

This just makes my day

Friday, April 13th, 2007

It seems that Al Qaida and the Islamic Army of Iraq are at odds. IAI has sent a letter on April 5 complaining about how mean and nasty Al Qaida is being and asking UBL to intervene.

Sorry boys, UBL is scared witless hiding in some cave along the Afghan-Pak frontier. I don’t think he’ll be popping his head up in the near future. Until then…Game on…go ahead and kill each other…please.

Oh yeah..say hi to Nancy for me. I’m sure she’ll be paying you a visit on her way back from Iran.

Only good DOD Leaker is a dead DOD Leaker

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Two days ago Jonathan Karl of ABCNews ran a story he apparently gathered from a leaker inside the Pentagon. That story released information that troops in Iraq presently and those headed to Iraq will have a longer stay than they thought.

Why two days ago? Well, that was when word was to go out to commanders of the extension. Commanders then tell family support groups and their soldiers. But no. Mom and Dad…sons and daughters…spouses, boyfriends, and girlfriends…they all got to hear about it on the friggin scandalous television. Why? Because some useless piece of trash named Jonathan Karl didn’t have the decency to either question the word of another useless piece of trash or wait the necessary time for the word to get to the loved ones of the soldier’s who lives had just been touched by the Big Green Machine.

FAUX NEWS ALERT!!!: Habeus Corpus REMAINS overrated.

Video of SecDef Gates’ remarks on the leak are over at HotAir.

Wanna get a feeling what this kind of crap does to the military community? Go read ArmyWifeToddlerMom’s piece.

Trainwreck Diplomacy

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Okay…let me just throw out a few things here:

  1. Librarians should NOT run IT shops.
  2. Associate Professors of History should NOT run IT Projects.
  3. Congresscritters should NOT play the part of the State Department.

Know your role Nancy. Now come home before you start a war somewhere.

Election 101

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Just received the below written by a buddy of mine. He’s a retired Squid…I think some senior NCO type. I wanna say Master Chief…Charlie feel free to correct me.

Anyway, he stumbled across this piece of tripe from EJ Dionne in the local fishwrap and just about come unglued.

So without further commentary…Charlie you have the post…

Sometimes I see something in the newspaper, or hear something on the radio or TV that makes me realize just how ignorant many people, including our elected officials, are concerning how this country was designed to run. The Louisville Courier-Journal proudly noted that Maryland is “poised to become the first state to allow its electoral votes to go to the winner of the national vote” rather than to the candidate that won the most votes in the state. That’s odd… in the U.S. Constitution the electoral college selects the president – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A NATIONAL VOTE! The electoral college was designed to allow the states (as a whole) to elect the head of the nation. These United States, contrary to some beliefs, is not a pure democracy – it is a Republic. I cast my vote for the president in the Commonwealth of Kentucky – my local county clerk counts the votes, and then it is reported to the state legislature. As a courtesy the official vote is then released to the public as a whole. There is no Federal entity that collects these votes and ensures that they are correct – that is the responsibility of each individual state. There is no Constitutionally mandated office to collect or certify a national vote, – the Electorial College, with its representatives from each of the states, makes the selection. For the first hundred or so years of the Union, the “National Vote” wasn’t even studied. Why bother, it had no importance in the outcome of the election, since the electoral votes, created by the citizens of each state, elected the president. There are those that would argue that we should eliminate the Electoral College and go with pure democracy, citing only those two occurences of when the Electoral College selected someone who had not won the majority of votes nation wide. However, this occurred three times – Lincoln did not receive a majority of popular vote – NO ONE DID IN 1860! He did, however, win the support of enough STATES to win the presidency. All Maryland is going to do is to disinfranchise its voters and hand the decision to the large states of New York, Illinois, and – gasp – the nuts in California. It is entirely possible that the citizens of the state of Maryland may prefer one candidate by a large amount, yet still have its electoral votes go to someone else. Think if we did have a “popular vote”. If the election was disputed, millions upon millions of votes would have to be recounted, in each and every county in each and every state. Our system was designed so that the local citizens could see their vote count, as well as ensure that one part of the nation did not dictate to the others purely on account of population. Telling your citizens that their vote will be decided by others is not making things more equitable. If the citizens of Maryland think seriously about the implications – they’ll seriously think of dumping the idiots who even considered messing up a system that has worked for over 200 years.

Another call to Fight to Win

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Back in November I wrote this. I’ve heard many a Military folks make the same call and here’s another one.

DOD and the Whitehouse need to make a decision. Declare Defeat and come home or fight to win this war. Kill the enemy and break his toys. War is not a weekend at the Country Club. We stopped fighting “The Gentleman’s War” in 1863. Sherman first introduced the concept of “Total War” with his plans for the March to the Sea after the fall of Vicksburg. War is won by demoralizing the enemy. Lasting allies are made by first demoralizing and, yes, humiliating enemies and then helping them to rebuild. War is NOT won by being overly concerned with how the media represents your war.

Again, Habeus Corpus is overrated.

Fight to win.