Archive for December, 2006

Notes From a War Diary

Posted: 22 Dec 2006 in Politics
Notes From a War Diary (Fourth in a Series)
by Oliver North
Posted Dec 22, 2006

TQ AIRBASE, Iraq — Our Fox News team is aboard a U.S. Marine C-130
aircraft, departing Iraq, headed for Kuwait — the eighth time we have
left war-torn Mesopotamia this way. It’s exactly 45 months since I
first entered Iraq on the night that Operation Iraqi Freedom began.
Then, I was aboard a Marine CH-46, and the bird to our left,
transporting a squad of Royal Marine Commandos, went down, killing all
aboard.

Today’s flight, call sign “Midas 10,” is designated as an “Angel
Flight.” It carries the flag-draped metal coffin containing the body of
a young Marine captain killed yesterday by enemy fire. Usually aircraft
headed out of country are crammed with dirty, tired, armor-clad
warriors celebrating their departure. Today, it’s just the flight crew
and us, and all aboard are somber. Everyone is painfully aware that
back home, an American family is going to grieve for Christmas.

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Merry Christmas

Posted: 21 Dec 2006 in Politics
Merry Christmas to all and may God Bless you and yours.

I’ll pick up posting on the other side of Christmas.

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Fuck Bono

Posted: 19 Dec 2006 in Politics
Get the fuck out of my country.

Take your liberal antics back to Ireland and get them to pay for your bullshit in Africa.

Better yet, you pay for it you fucking mook!

Democrats leave Bono disappointed

Anti-poverty activist gets no promise of funds

By STEVE TETREAULT and MOLLY BALL
REVIEW-JOURNAL

Meetings in Washington last Thursday between rock star Bono and Democrats, including Senate leader Harry Reid of Nevada, yielded a nice photo-op but not much else, according to Bono.

Bono, the U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist, was on Capitol Hill to seek assurances that $1 billion in planned U.S. spending to fight AIDS and malaria in Africa would not be lost if Congress freezes agency budgets in the coming year.

Bono said he also was seeking to close a “commitment gap” between what President Bush has requested for anti-poverty efforts and what Congress has agreed to spend in the past.

After meetings with incoming Senate Majority Leader Reid, House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, Bono said he came away empty-handed.

“I’m alarmed we could not get a commitment from the Democratic leadership to prevent the loss of $1 billion in the continuing resolution,” Bono said Thursday in a statement.

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Hang on to Your Wallet

Posted: 19 Dec 2006 in Politics
Hang on to your wallets!

The Democrats are already talking about hiking taxes up and the Bush administration isn’t saying no…

Conservatives fear tax-increase deal

By Stephen Dinan
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
December 19, 2006

The Bush administration has sent signals since last month’s elections that the president is prepared to accept some tax increases on upper-income families, worrying congressional Republicans and fiscal conservative watchdogs who say he will compromise with Democrats to win a legacy accomplishment.
These moves come even as Democrats have pledged to rein in earmarks, winning praise from the same conservative groups that are criticizing Mr. Bush.
The watchdog groups have been demanding that the president repeat his earlier pledges not to raise taxes in order to reform Social Security. But the White House has refused, with officials saying everything is on the table, including tax increases

God help us all.

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British Lord Stings Senators Rockefeller and Snowe: ‘Uphold Free Speech or Resign’
From Breitbart.com


WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Lord Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley,
has sent an open letter to Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Snowe (R-Maine) in
response to their recent open letter telling the CEO of ExxonMobil to cease
funding climate-skeptic scientists.
(http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20061212_monckton.pdf).


Lord Monckton, former policy adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
writes: “You defy every tenet of democracy when you invite ExxonMobil to deny
itself the right to provide information to ‘senior elected and appointed
government officials’ who disagree with your opinion.”


In what The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail has called “an intemperate attempt
to squelch debate with a hint of political consequences,” Senators Rockefeller
and Snowe released an open letter dated October 30 to ExxonMobil CEO, Rex
Tillerson, insisting he end Exxon’s funding of a “climate change denial
campaign.” The Senators labeled scientists with whom they disagree as
“deniers,” a term usually directed at “Holocaust deniers.” Some voices on the
political left have called for the arrest and prosecution of skeptical
scientists. The British Foreign Secretary has said skeptics should be treated
like advocates of Islamic terror and must be denied access to the media.


Responds Lord Monckton, “Sceptics and those who have the courage to
support them are actually helpful in getting the science right. They do not,
as you improperly suggest, ‘obfuscate’ the issue: they assist in clarifying it
by challenging weaknesses in the ‘consensus’ argument and they compel
necessary corrections …

I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious
development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the
claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to
avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear
the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your
wallet, because you’re being had.
- Michael Crichton

I agree with Michael Crichton on that. Consensus science is junk science.

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American Al Qaeda Captured in Belize…


The Belize Police Department has bagged another U.S. fugitive. This
time, however, instead of a tax dodger, bigamist or sex offender they
hit the jackpot, nabbing a suspect with ties to the world of terrorism.
Forty-one year old Ernest James Thompson, also known as James Ujaama
and Bilal Ahmed, violated parole in the United States by leaving the
country and a wanted poster was circulated through Interpol by U.S. law
enforcement authorities. According to Assistant Police Commissioner
Eduardo Wade, that’s when our cops started looking.

A.P.C. Eduardo Wade, Belize Police Department
“As a result of this request the police conducted an investigation
and some time around midnight last night or earlier this morning this
fugitive was apprehended here in Belize City. He has since been taken
out of the country. He entered Belize about ten days or so ago using a
Mexican passport. During the operation Inspector Grinage, who headed
the operation, received some injuries he was treated and released as
this fellow attempted to escape during his apprehension.”

Leonard Hill, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy
“He was initially arrested in 2003 in connection with plots in the
United States to poison water supplies and to do a number of other
things. He subsequently pleaded guilty to charges dealing with Al Qaeda
in Afghanistan and providing various types of material support to the
Taliban as well in Afghanistan.”

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Leonard Hill, indicated
that although Thompson’s immediate crime was a parole violation, he may
in fact face additional charges and is also a material witness in other
terror related cases. One indication of his status may be that federal
officials sent down a private plane to bring him back to the States.
Two Belizean police officers went along for the ride and presumably the
traditional night on the town as a guest of the U.S. Department of
Justice.

Interpol played a hand on this one.
Way to go Belize!
Take note, he was already sent back to the US.

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Send the troops at Gitmo a card. Thank them for their service to this nation and for the abuses that they must take from both the prisoners and the media.
If I were running Gitmo, those Islamic pieces of shit would be put in their proper place. The Koran would be a flushing on a daily basis.

From Democracy Project

Lt.
Col. Gordon Cucullu, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a sometime blogger here at
Democracy Project and a personal friend. Gordon writes frequently and
passionately about American forces serving around the world, and the
email below, sent from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tells of a neglected band
of brothers who receive fewer Christmas cards from the American people
than those stationed at other locales: the guards at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba. Worse, they receive more abuse from the press, in spite of the
documented fact that they are subject to constant abuse from the
terrorists they guard.

As if that isn’t enough, last Christmas the terrorists held there
received no fewer than 14,000 pieces of mail at Christmas, and they’re
expected to receive 16,000 this year. All while our troops there are,
for the most part, overlooked even by those of us here at home who
support their mission.

Gordon gives the address to which you may send cards at the end of his essay, but here it is again:

“Any Trooper, JTF GTMO, APO AE 09360″

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Extolling the Female Tongue

Posted: 17 Dec 2006 in Politics
This is an interesting article from the American Thinker.
As a man, I agree.
Enough said…

By Selwyn Duke

A long time ago I read a short online piece about how women could get their men to put the toilet seat down. Inherent in it was the idea that this was an example of men’s lack of consideration and that the task at hand was one of disciplining these bad boys. I don’t know, my attitude is that if women can leave a toilet seat down, men can leave it up.

Of course, this is just a silly, pebble-in-the-shoe issue, but I see it as a metaphor for a modern phenomenon: The casting of women’s characteristic behaviors as the norm and men’s as dysfunctional deviations.

This is strikingly obvious with the topic of “communication.” Man has long known that women were the more loquacious sex, and you’ve probably heard of studies to this effect. A recent book states that women have about 20,000 “communication events” (I love these terms the psycho-babblers conjure up) a day, versus about 7,000 for men. But this is nothing new; who didn’t know a bevy of garrulous girls in school?

What is new is the assumption that this imputes superiority to women. Communication has become one of the buzzwords of modern psychology. And, whenever relationships are at issue – be it in a book, article, talk or interview – almost invariably an “expert” will inform us of two things. One is that women communicate more than men. The other is that an onus belongs on men as this “handicap” of theirs is an impediment to good relations. Why, men need to learn to communicate more and share their feelings, we’re told.

Did anyone ever think that maybe women communicate too darn much?

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By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON,

Dec. 15, 2006 – The Defense Department bid farewell to the 21st secretary of
defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, in a full honors parade at the Pentagon today.

PresidentBush; Vice President Richard B. Cheney; Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the

Joint Chiefs of Staff; and many other DoD leaders joined employees and servicemembers to honor Rumsfeld, who has led the department for six years.

“Because of Don Rumsfeld’s determination and leadership, America has the best equipped, the best trained, and the most experienced armed forces in the history of the world,” Bush said during the ceremony. “This man knows how to lead, and he did, and the country is better off for it.”Bush praised Rumsfeld for preparing the military for the threats of the 21st centuryand for his determined leadership after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11,2001. When the Pentagon was hit, Rumsfeld’s first instinct was to run toward dangerand help the wounded, and afterwards he launched one of the most innovativecampaigns in history going after al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Bush said. Rumsfeld then led Operation Iraqi Freedom, driving Saddam Hussein from power in 21 days and helping the Iraqi government form a free democracy in the heart of the Middle East.

So long Don. It’s been interesting.

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Toying with Genocide

Posted: 17 Dec 2006 in Politics
American Digest
1. The Most Dangerous Game

LURKING BENEATH OUR INTERNAL ARGUMENT concerning the relentless
demographic expansion of Islam into the West without assimilation, is
the persistent background question, “Oh, my, whatever shall WE do with
THEM?”

WE are, you see, like muddlers and fiddlers since Nero, worried
about THEM. Our doltish conservative muddlers and fiddlers worry about
what “THEY will do to US” if we aren’t very, very careful and selective
about which of THEM we capture or kill while WE seek to give THEM the
“gifts” of freedom and democracy. Our brave new fiddlers on the Left
fiddle about worrying if THEY have enough to eat, enough to wear,
enough respect, enough, in short, of the love THEY deserve for not
killing US today.

Both bumbling groups may differ in the focus of their fretting, but
fret they do. For the problem, as they have defined it, has to do with
what is commonly stated as ‘a statistically small group of Muslims
around the world’ who need to be dealt with in some manner so that
greater Islam can get on with the historic task of being “a religion of
peace and understanding.” The majority of both camps of muddlers and
fiddlers agree on this one thing: It isn’t Islam that’s the problem,
just a few heretics that have gotten out of hand in their zeal to obey
the will of God, and, hey, who hasn’t done that from time to time?

One solution, commonly referenced as “the Left/Liberal” position is
essentially “leave them alone and they’ll come home. They know its for
their own good.” The other solution, “the Right/Conservative” position,
is to force assimilation, modernization, reformation and democratic
mechanisms upon Islam “for its own good.”

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