Wednesday, December 20, 2006

5 Months In MOG by Mike Waller

Mike Waller has his story finished over on Michael Yon's Frontline Forum complete with video and pics. Link is here


Here is a little bit of bio about Mike:

Mike Waller was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the Army in 1983 and served in the Gulf War and in Mogadishu, Somalia from August, 1993 to December 1993. He left the Army in 1995 and now lives in a suburb outside of Detroit.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Active Apaches in Afghanistan

Active Apaches in Afghanistan

December 18, 2006: U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Philip Learn, and his co-pilot, Captain Brian Hummel, were recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroics a year ago in Afghanistan. But there's a lot more to it than that.



The two were flying an AH-64 Apache gunship at the time, escorting two CH-47 transport helicopters near Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan. One of the CH-47's took some ground fire, was damaged, but managed to land. Then the 34 troops on the CH-47 found themselves under fire from a large group of Taliban gunmen in the area. So Learn and Hummel took their AH-64 in low and basically shot it out with the Taliban, killing and wounding many, and forcing the rest to leave the area. At times, the AH-64 was exchanging fire with over a dozen Taliban, who were armed with assault rifles, machine-guns and PRGs.





Well done!

Rest here at Strategy Page

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Kofi don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

Great summary of Kofi's speech if you can call it that Here

I would love to think things at the UN will get better now that he is gone but I seriously doubt that.

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Agitator

Added a link to Radley Balko's blog the Agitator he has had great coverage of both the Cory Maye and Kathryn Johnston cases. Discovered that blog via the Instapundit

Obviously over qualified for the post

Well except for the fact he has no clue what the hell he is talking about.

The incoming Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee could not describe Hezbollah and incorrectly described al-Qaeda's Islamic roots in a recent interview.

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Tex.), whom incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) named earlier this month to chair the panel, formally known as the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was asked by a reporter from Congressional Quarterly whether al-Qaeda was Sunni or Shiite. "Predominantly -- probably Shiite," Reyes replied.

From Osama bin Laden down, al-Qaeda's leadership is comprehensively Sunni and subscribes to a form of Sunni Islam known for not tolerating theological deviation.


Queries Vex New Chair of Intelligence

Why would anyone want him as Gov anyway?

So lets get this straight.

Attorney General Greg Stumbo has asked the state ethics commission to reconsider its opinion that said he could not run for governor in 2007 without confronting a “perceived or actual” conflict of interest.

Stumbo, a Democrat, said in an interview Thursday with The Courier-Journal he has not decided whether to run for governor but has no plans to do so “at this time.”


Story

Right. Like he didn't spend the last couple of years wasting taxpayer money to make a name for himself to be Governor.

Speaking of which would anyone want a Governor that thought this way:

Taxpayers picked up a tab of at least $2.1 million for the investigation of Gov. Ernie Fletcher and his staff for awarding civil service jobs to political allies.

But the full cost will remain a mystery.


Was it worth it? Well according to Stumbo sure it was:

"Yes, the investigation was worth it. Kentucky will see the benefits of this investigation as its work force in state government is allowed to function as the law intended it to, where jobs are awarded on merit and what you know -- not who you know," he said.


Linky


Sell thanks Greg I sure will sleep better tonight.

Dems declare open season on Pork


Democrats tidying up a cluster of unfinished spending bills dumped on them by departing Republican leaders in Congress will start by removing billions of dollars in lawmakers' pet projects next month.


The move, orchestrated by the incoming chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, could prove politically savvy even as it proves unpopular with other members of Congress, who as a group will lose thousands of so-called earmarks.

"There will be no congressional earmarks," Rep. David Obey , D-Wis., and Sen. Robert Byrd , D-W.Va., said Monday in a statement announcing their plans, which were quickly endorsed by incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Earmarks are congressionally mandated projects such as grants for local governments, home-state universities and hospitals, roads, bridges and flood control construction, and economic development efforts not included in the president's spending proposals.

Often called "pork" by critics, their sponsors defend inserting the projects into spending bills by claiming that, as elected representatives, they know more about the needs of people in their states and government programs than the president or bureaucrats in the executive branch.

Such projects have exploded in number under GOP control of Congress over the last 12 years and at the same time have spawned a boom on Washington's K Street lobbying corridor, where consultants earn big fees by helping outsiders navigate the system.




Hard to complain much about that move but one has to wonder where and when they will sneak it back in especially seeing that the King of Pork Sen Byrd is involved.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Above the law in Kentucky schools

School paddling brings assault warrant

Last week, however, McGuire obtained an assault warrant against the principal at Central Elementary in Johnson County, one of 50 school districts in Kentucky that still permit corporal punishment.

McGuire concedes he gave the school permission to paddle his son at the beginning of the school year. The boy was punished Nov. 27 after what McGuire termed a wrestling match with another student during recess.

But McGuire says principal Ben Hamilton, 43, went too far and hit too hard.

"He crossed the line," said McGuire, who said bruises on his son's buttocks in the shape of a paddle were still visible yesterday. "You're talking about a straight-A student who's never been in trouble before and, in his first whipping, you tear his backside off."


So 9 days later the bruises are still visible and that is an acceptable paddling in this school? I think I would have a hard time with that one. If a parent was to spank their child in the local Walmart and 9 days later I would wager Social Services would not agree. But apparently some think it is okay:

Principal accused of paddling too harshly

Hamilton referred questions to his lawyer, Ned Pillersdorf, who said he has filed a motion to dismiss the warrant because Hamilton is immune from prosecution under state law. Principals have the right to use necessary force to promote discipline, Pillersdorf said yesterday.

Teacher Beth Lemaster, who witnessed the paddling, said in a court affidavit that it "was not excessive, hurtful and was routine in nature, and was designed to instill discipline in the child."


Perhaps the good teacher should define for the class "excessive". Bruises were left 9 days later and it was not excessive. What kind of paddling is she used to seeing doled out to the kids at that school anyway?

I'm a little curious myself about the "immune from prosecution" thing. How immune are we talking here can he break bones while paddling?

Col Peters on the Iraq Study Group

Source

Former Secretary of State James Baker and his panelists are trying to shore up the failing regional system that their generation designed. Released yesterday, their report doesn't offer "a new way forward." Its recommendations echo past failures. And it shows no sense of how gravely the world has changed.

The report doesn't offer a plan, but a muddle of truisms and truly bad ideas.


Its a shame W had to bring in that old turd to point the way. Especially since it seems to point the way to failure.

I always said they were Socialists at heart

European Socialists promised on Thursday to work to rebuild Europe's strategic alliance with the United States now that the Democrats control Congress after last month's elections.

Socialist leaders attending a meeting of the European Socialist Party pledged that with the Democrats on the rise, strong ties could be renewed with the United States after years of cool relations with Republican President George W. Bush.

Howard Dean, chairman of the national committee of the U.S. Democratic Party, is attending the two-day conference together with the leaders of leftist governments of several countries and party leaders from across Europe.


So if you ever wondered where the Democrats get some of their screwed up ideas there you go. Seeing the abysmal failure of the social welfare systems across Europe I can certainly see why the Democrats would want to mimic that. Like when the Kentucky Dept of Education took all the education reform ideas that were tried (and failed) in California repackaged them as KERA and turned it loose on Kentucky schools.

Source

Light blogging is over

School is finished forever. Let freedom ring!

Now lets get on with the show.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Light blogging




I would say blogging has been light due to finals coming up but thats not entirely true.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The message arabs received

From Strategy Page

The Arab world sees the Democratic Party gains in the recent U.S. elections as a sign that Americans are getting tired of the violence in Iraq, and are ready to leave. The Arabs also see the Democrats are more pro-European, and thus more anti-Israel and more tolerant of Islamic terrorists and traditional forms of government (dictatorships and monarchies) in the Arab world. The elections also confirm, in the Arab mind, that the Americans cannot be trusted in the long run, have no stomach for bloodshed and can always be turned around by the more clever Arab tactics. For the Iraqi Shia Arabs, the departure of the Americans won't change anything. It was nice having them, their money, and their deadly soldiers around. But the Shia Arabs have enough guns, and people trained to use them, to deal with the Iraqi Sunni Arabs. The Americans have served their purpose, and it's time for them to go.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Yuck

Have you seen the crap that passes for food in schools these days? Odds are if you attended school in the 80's you will not be suprised because it looks like the same selection. The soy cheeseburgers, greasy squares of pizza and who can forget the chili dogs that the wiener is grey. I had to go into a school last week to shadow the school nurse (a whole story in itself) and I can tell you the only difference I saw was the addition of a salad bar.

Now I see this
headline where a parent is told he cannot bring fast food into the school to eat with his child. So now I am curious. Are there restrictions on what a child can bring to eat if they choose not to eat the school food?

After hanging out for a day at the school I can understand where the school is coming from there are some fat kids there. One that stands out in my mind was the 118lb 2nd grader. Any way you slice it thats a great deal of weight for 2nd grader to be carrying around and the odds that the child will develope Type II Diabetes are high. Actually if you look it up KY is leading the nation in many areas and none of them good things. Things like adults that smoke, obesity and non-traumatic amputations.

Now you are thinking whats with the amputation thing. Type II diabetes like in this child is a direct result of being over weight. Diabetics fall prey to whittling surgeries. Circulation decreases and sooner or later they loose a toe, then a foot, and eventually the leg. Normally you see this in much older adults. But now that diabetes is hitting children because of early obesity that means the amputations will start sooner as well.

Something to chew on.

Not going to miss them

"Nobody's going to come back from Canada anymore," said James Fennerty, a Chicago-based attorney who represents Snyder and other AWOL soldiers.


At least not until some assbag Democrat like Jimmy Carter pardons them all.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Never a bad day fishing or?

I have had some bad days fishing and have had more than my fair share of marine mishaps but this made me smile!




Saturday, October 07, 2006


Army Spc. Darrell Anderson, who drew wide attention for deserting the Army rather than face a possible second tour in Iraq, was released Friday from Fort Knox and is expected to be discharged without a court-martial, his lawyer said.“It’s really great he doesn’t have to face a court-martial,” said his attorney, Jim Fennerty of Chicago. “I’m all excited, he’s excited.”


Thats wonderful news now maybe you can take your sorry ass back up to Canada. We really dont need you fouling up Kentuckys gene pool with any deserter spawn. Why dont you take your cowardly ass to Vietnam Vet PTSD support group meeting and see if they can help you with your nightmares though before you go.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Today in history Oct 3-4, 1993 Not Forgotten


Today we remember the Vets of Task Force Ranger and the friends and family of those who did not come home.

The 19 who gave all Oct 3-4 1993.
Not forgotten.

160th Night Stalkers
CW4 Raymond Frank
CW4 Clifton Wolcott
CW3 Donovan Briley
SSG William Cleveland
SSG Thomas Field

SFOD-D
MSG Gary Gordon
MSG Timothy Martin
SFC Earl Fillmore
SFC Matthew Rierson
SFC Randy Shughart
SSG Daniel Busch

10th Mountain
SGT Cornell Houston
PFC James Martin

3/75 Rangers
SGT James Joyce
SGT Dominick Pilla
SGT Lorenzo Ruiz
CPL James Cavaco
CPL James Smith
PFC Richard Kowalewski

Monday, September 11, 2006

Made me smile

Saw this posted on a message board so I am stealing it!

Hat tip to Trip Wire!

2006 DEMOCRAT CONVENTION AGENDA

6:00 p.m. - Opening flag burning ceremony.

6:05 p.m. - Opening secular prayers by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton
- Collection plate is passed.

6:20 p.m. - Anti-war concert by Barbra Streisand.

6:50 p.m. - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

7:00 p.m. - Tribute theme to France.

7:10 p.m. - Collect donations for al-Zawarhi defense fund.

7:20 p.m. – Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

7:25 p.m. - Tribute theme to Germany.

7:45 p.m. - Anti-war rally (Led by Michael Moore)

8:25 p.m. - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

8:30 p.m. - Workshop – “Terrorist Appeasement” (led by Cindy Sheehan).

9:00 p.m. - Gay marriage ceremony (both male and female couples) conducted by Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
- Ted Kennedy toasts each couple.

9:30.p.m. - * Intermission *
- Ted Kennedy leads wine tasting.

10:00.p.m. - Posting the al-Qaida Colors by Sean Penn and Tim Robbins

10:10 p.m. - Re-enactment of Kerry's fake medal toss.

10:20.p.m. - Cameo by Dean 'Yeeearrrrrrrg!'

10:30 p.m. - Abortion demonstration by N.A.R.A.L.

10:45 p.m. - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

10:50 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance to the UN led by John Kerry.

11:00 p.m. - Multiple gay marriage ceremony (threesomes, mixed and/or same sex). Rep. Barney Frank (D,Mass.), Sponsor

11:15 p.m. – Workshop – “Maximizing Welfare.”

11:30 p.m. - 'Free Saddam' pep rally.

11:55 p.m. - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.

12:00 p.m. - Nomination of Democrat candidate
- Ted Kennedy proposes a toast for the nominee.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Real criminals?

Pennsylvania Mayor Pushes Measure to Crack Down on Illegal Immigrants

HAZLETON, Pa. — With tensions rising and the police department and municipal budget stretched thin, Hazleton is about to embark on one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants anywhere in the United States.

Last week the mayor of this former coal town introduced, and the City Council tentatively approved, a measure that would revoke the business licenses of companies that employ illegal immigrants; impose $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants; and make English the official language of the city.


Sounds great to me. But its the last paragraph that just boggles the mind:

Jose Lechuga, 42, came to the United States illegally in 1982, received amnesty in 1986 and now operates a grocery store and restaurant in Hazleton. He said the mayor is "confusing illegal people with criminals."


Obviously giving him amnesty sent the wrong message as he now thinks being her illegally is not criminal. Perhaps Jose needs to polish up his use of the English language.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

If its that stressful go home!

Immigration sweep brings fear to community

A sense of unease has spread in this community of weather-worn homes since immigration agents began walking the streets as part of a stepped-up nationwide effort targeting an estimated 590,000 immigrant fugitives. Other illegal immigrants are being rounded up along the way.



Wow that number just shoots up or down depending on who is telling the tale. Isn't it horrible that in America criminals live in fear of being caught!

Immigration sweep brings fear to community

Friday, June 16, 2006

Oh the horror!

Pentagon details abuse of Iraq detainees

"WASHINGTON - U.S. special operations forces fed some Iraqi detainees only bread and water for up to 17 days, used unapproved interrogation practices such as sleep deprivation and loud music and stripped at least one prisoner, according to a Pentagon report on incidents dating to 2003 and 2004.

Formica found that overall conditions "did not comport with the spirit of the principles set forth in the Geneva Conventions," which require humane treatment of prisoners.

Formica said, for example, that the forces used five interrogation techniques that were allowed at one point but had been rescinded by then: sleep or food deprivation, yelling and loud music, forcing detainees to remain in stressful physical positions and changing environmental conditions — which could include making their locations too hot or too cold."

WTF is the "spirit" of the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva Conventions should not apply to nonuniformed combatants. In WWII those caught fighting without uniforms were shot. Now that would certainly solve the problem of what to do with the prisoners in Gitmo.

Justice served?

So you think if I punch a black cop I can play the race card to get out of jail time for it? Yeah me either. What really sickens me about the whole thing was how quickly she used her trump card. Although from what I have read the general public and even the black caucus wasn't buying it.


Grand jury declines to indict McKinney

WASHINGTON - A grand jury declined Friday to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney in connection with a confrontation in which she admitted hitting a police officer who tried to stop her from entering a House office building.

Friday, June 09, 2006

How did she get there?

Okay so you have probably seen this story:
DETROIT - A 16-year-old girl who flew to the Middle East to see a man she met on MySpace.com was detained in Jordan and was headed home Friday, an FBI spokesman said.

Now we have all heard about the dangers of myspace.com blah blah blah. Most of which have more to do with inept parents not paying attention to what their kids are doing online but anyway....

My question is with all this high prices airport security how did a 16 year old get on the plane to start with or buy a ticket for that matter? Anyone who has flown since 9-11 knows what a pain in the ass it has become to fly. From the headlines the TSA has generated since then I can think of no one who feels any safer because of the assclowns manning the checkpoints. So can a 16 year old who by the way cannot by spray paint at Walmart without and ID (or anything else you might be able to sniff) just buy a plane ticket and get on a plane at will? I really dont know what the rules are on that but it sure seems odd to me. I'm sure the TSA clowns were to busy strip searching a Medal of Honor recipient to bother wondering why this little girl was flying to Jordan by herself.

Friday, June 02, 2006

40 Reasons For Gun Control

Saw it on an internet forum and thought it was funny as hell.


40 Reasons For Gun Control
1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, & Chicago cops need guns.

2. Washington DC's low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis' high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.

3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics."

4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, which have been declining since 1991.

5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.

6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.

7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.

8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.

9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should "put up no defense -- give them what they want, or run" (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don't Die - People Do, 1981, p.125).

10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.

11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seatbelts, a civil engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise.

12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.

13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons, vehicles, buildings and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a "state" militia.

14. These phrases: "right of the people peaceably to assemble," "right of the people to be secure in their homes," "enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people," and "The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people" all refer to individuals, but "the right of the people to keep and bear arm" refers to the state.

15. "The Constitution is strong and will never change." But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.

16. Rifles and handguns aren't necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them.

17. Private citizens shouldn't have handguns, because they aren't "military weapons", but private citizens shouldn't have "assault rifles", because they are military weapons.

18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, finger printing, government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940's, 1950's and1960's, anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings.

19. The NRA's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign is responsible social activity.

20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy.

21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20.

22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is "an accident waiting to happen" and gun makers' advertisements aimed at women are "preying on their fears."

23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.

24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.

25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves.

26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a "weapon of mass destruction" or an "assault weapon."

27. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.

28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights.

29. Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self-defense only justifies bare hands.

30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.

31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA is a cheap lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit.

32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger capacity pistol magazines than do "civilians" who must face criminals alone and therefore need less ammunition.

33. We should ban "Saturday Night Specials" and other inexpensive guns because it's not fair that poor people have access to guns too.

34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over hand guns that private citizens can never hope to obtain.

35. Private citizens don't need a gun for self-protection because the police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the police are not responsible for their protection.

36. Citizens don't need to carry a gun for personal protection but police chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with cops, need a gun.

37. "Assault weapons" have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.

38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential promotion, that's bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that's good.

39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.

40. Handgun Control, Inc. says they want to "keep guns out of the wrong hands." Guess what? You have the wrong hands.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The end is near!

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers members have voted to authorize a strike against auto supplier Delphi, adding a threat to already tense negotiations between the two sides.
The UAW said Tuesday that more than 95% of members who voted approved the strike authorization.

Rest here


I have been predicting for a while now that as GM slides into the abyss they would sell off parts here and there to Toyota. This could very well be that final blow that sends GM to an overseas owner like Dodge. Wouldn't it just be shame to see GM sell out, shut down, retool and reopen with non union labor. Hell I might even buy another GM auto!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Gas price relief

Senate Republicans proposed a $100 fuel-cost rebate for millions of taxpayers. Democrats talked of a two-month suspension of the 18.4-cent per gallon federal gasoline tax.



I really don't need $100 that bad so how about you just stick it up your ass. The Dem idea of sticking it to the oil companies for making a profit is just stupid. If they loose money are they going to bail them out for being stupid? Oh wait I forgot they already do that for the airlines don't they. How about this pull all the special deals the govt just gave them and any other free hand jobs ...er I mean hand outs. While you are shutting down FEMA shut down the EPA so we can get some new refineries built and tell the hippies in Cali to stick it and start collecting some of that huge natural gas reserve off the west coast.

May 1st boycott Mexicans day

Now ask me again if I want to eat at El Bracero.

I just love they come here and somehow get financing on a new Ford Expedition with no drivers license and no insurance. Then they have to slap a Mexican flag on the front just to make sure we notice. You what if you love Mexico so damn much drive your ass back. Maybe I'm just jealous I can't figure out how they pull it off.

I'm back and cranky as ever

Nothing like spending a half a semester doing clinical in a state psychiatric hospital to make you a little edgy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

So..

Regular blogging will resume on or about May 5th when I finish this damn psychiatric rotation.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

4 years and you have accomplished what?

Apparently not a damn thing. For 4 years both Dem and Rep have bickered over what to do and gotten nothing done. How many Doctors have we lost to states like Indiana where the insurance is cheaper due to Caps on malpractice claims. I can think of 3 OB/GYNs right off the top of my head.

I have to say I find the idea of creating a state-run malpractice-insurance carrier a nightmare maker. Its also typical of the Liberal way of thought. The govts job is not to provide insurance. But its also not the govts job to provide a way to squeeze money out of insurance companies and make trial lawyers rich.

Do a search on yahoo for Cerebral Palsy. Now look to the left in the ad section and tell me what you see. Do you know why lawyers love these little darlings? Because they know the insurance company will settle even if the OB/GYN was not at fault. Experience has shown that a jury will feel so bad for family there is no way they will not rule in their favor. I think it has been shown in research the last I read that only 10% of CP children had a difficult delivery. But in front of a jury it really doesnt matter.

The simple fact is when you are in front a jury of your peers when you are a Dr does the housewife next door really constitute one of your peers?

Media still trying to derail Polyheme

Looks like the media is determined to undermine and derail any advance in artificial blood technology. Nevermind the fact that the patients in this trial are the worst the trauma center has to offer. No the media still wants to focus on how many died after receiving Polyheme. How hard is it to see there is no way of knowing if these patients would have died anyway.

The big question is how many lives could be saved by having Polyheme available on all ambulances instead of having to wait to get to the ER for blood.

Monday, March 13, 2006

RINO eh ?

Seeing as how I don't play well with Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians maybe this might be a spot for me to hang out. There seem to be some good blogs I already read on the list.

Republicans / Independents Not Overdosed (on the Party Kool Aid)

Bill would OK live-coyote sales

House Bill 608 passed 85-15 and is pending before a Senate committee. Kentucky would join Indiana and at least eight other states that allow live coyote sales.




That sounds like a fine plan to me but of course the usual suspects are against it:

But veterinarians, animal welfare activists and the state Department of Fisheries and Wildlife oppose the measure, saying it could lead to the spread of rabies. Some people also say it is cruel to have dogs chase coyotes to exhaustion or death.

"It's just terrifying and it stresses them and they don't meet with a very humane end," said Pam Rogers, Kentucky legislative coordinator for Humane Society of the United States. "They're going to probably be torn apart by the dogs."



A very humane end? Lady its a coyote not a human there is a reason they have a bad reputation. I suppose she has never lost a family pet to pack of coyotes either. Fact is here in Western Kentucky (which you people in Louisville and Lexington always forget about) we are up to our ears in coyotes. I live less than 3 miles outside the city limits and the Mrs wants me to add an electric fence around the chainlink to protect the dogs. As a deer hunter I can tell you that trying to scare a nosey coyote no longer works. I can remember a time when you hardly ever saw them but now you see them in broad daylight and they are not the least bit frightened of humans anymore.

One problem which this bill addresses is the fact the pelts are worthless to trappers but could be worth more trapped alive. The other problem is a coyote isn't a fancy trophy buck like all the GQ hunters come down for. There just are not enough people hunting them anymore but they reproduce rapidly.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

KY House passes ATV child-helmet bill

Children younger than 16 would have to wear helmets when riding all-terrain vehicles under a bill passed yesterday by the Kentucky House.

Why do we need a law for this? It should be the parents responsibility to make their kids wear helmets. So basically what you are saying is its against the law for a 15 year old to ride an atv without a helmet but its okay for his dad to ride his Harley on the parkway at 65 mph without it. I seem to recall when they repealed the helmet law for adults it was a matter or "personal freedom" but this they say is not. I suppose that is because minors obviously have no rights as evidenced by the way the school systems treat them.

Deborah Stillwell, whose 12-year-old son, John, was seriously injured in an ATV accident, praised the bill's passage.

John was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into a church signpost in Taylor County last August. He suffered a brain injury and a fractured skull, a broken leg and three crushed vertebrae.



Deborah who obviously failed to make her child wear a helmet now thinks we should feel sorry for her. Maybe John hit the signpost because he is an idiot and should not have been on an atv to start with. I would like to know the make and model of the atv in question because I am willing to bet somewhere on the atv there is a warning label saying it was not to be operated by someone under 16. How many kids have you seen riding giant atv's made for adults?

My god how did I survive childhood with no helmet and on a 3-wheeler at that. Not only did I survive I never broke any bones or had serious injuries.

But the bill's sponsor, Rep. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, said a law might prompt more parents to make their children wear them.

"If this law can save one parent from having a child who is brain-injured or killed, " Gooch said, "I think this law will have been worth it."


Hey Jim I bet if you ban children from riding on bikes and skateboards without helmets you might save a few lives as well. Maybe after they are born we should just strap on a pro-tec until they are 18 cause you never know when one might fall down the steps.

I wonder if Mr Goochs kids wore helmets on atvs......

BTW has anyone seen Rep. Ballard who did not even vote on this? Thanks for representing your district jackass.

So gambling on horse racing isn't a sin?

I just do not understand anyone with the common sense of a syphilis infected goat being against slot machines at horse racing parks.

Here is how the map plays out:

Across the river from Paducah is a casino in Metropolis.
Across the river from Henderson is a casino in Evansville.
Across the river from Louisville is a casino in...whatever that cities name is.

So Paducah and Louisville are already providing the players but getting nothing in return. Yes opponents can say that gambling brings problems. Guess what folks the casinos and the problems are already there the least we can do is get some tax revenue from it. So far the projections are $350 million dollars to help pay for the medicaid program whose cost keeps rising at a pace we can no longer afford.

Perhaps the opponents would be okay with a ballot initiative to start taxing churches like any other business to help out the general fund?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Calling a spade a spade

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After motorist T. Allen Morgan got a speeding ticket in Coopertown - a town known for its heavy-handed traffic enforcement - he tried to pay his ticket like a good citizen.

But he added a little note on his check which angered Mayor Danny Crosby. The mayor refused to accept the check, sparking the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to launch an investigation Monday.

Crosby told Morgan that he had to either write another check that didn't have the words "for speed trap" written in bold letters or face the charges in traffic court.

"As mayor of this city, if I accept that check from that gentleman, I'm admitting we run a speed trap, and that's a bald-faced lie," Crosby said Tuesday.

Coopertown lies about 20 miles northwest of Nashville on a state highway used by motorists to travel between interstates 24 and 65. The town generates nearly 30 percent of its revenue from traffic tickets.


Mayor you and your city are a boil on the ass of humanity. He should have also added a penny to the check so that you had to spend the .39 to mail him a check back for the penny.

I would love to see what percentage of my cities revenue comes from traffic tickets as well. Protect and serve my ass.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ralph Peters on the Non-Civil War in Iraq

Since Outlaw 13 is on holiday I will pick up his slack with the sequel to "NO WAR IN THE STREETS". Latest from Col Peters DUDE, WHERE'S MY CIVIL WAR?

I'M trying. I've been trying all week. The other day, I drove another 30 miles or so on the streets and alleys of Baghdad. I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it.

Maybe actually being on the ground in Iraq prevents me from seeing it. Perhaps the view's clearer from Manhattan. It could be that my background as an intelligence officer didn't give me the right skills.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Voting for dummies

Bill in House would remove straight-party voting option


A bill that would eliminate the option of voting a straight party ticket with one selection has been introduced in the Kentucky House, but backers say the measure's outcome is uncertain.

Kentucky is one of 17 states, most of them in the South or the Rust Belt, whose ballots offer a straight-ticket option.



I can see why some would not want this removed it would require the voter to actual think about the choices. If voters start thinking they might realize what a crook the incumbent is.

Monday, February 27, 2006

KY House Bill 236

HOUSE BILL 236

Sponsor: Rep. J.R. Gray, D-Benton (jr.gray@lrc.ky.gov)

Key provisions: The bill would add language to Kentucky's general principles of justification law:

In certain circumstances, a person is presumed to be in reasonable fear of death or harm when using defensive force intended or likely to cause death or great injury, and is immune from criminal and civil action for such use of force.

Defensive force can be used against an intruder in a person's home or vehicle.

A person does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to "meet force with force" when attacked where he or she has a right to be.

Excluded are use of force against a police officer carrying out official duties and a lawful resident or owner of a home or vehicle, and a person using force to further an illegal act.

Friday, February 24, 2006

House panel backs bill allowing deadly force against intruders

Rep. J.R. Gray, D-Benton, sponsored House Bill 236 on behalf of the National Rifle Association, saying people shouldn't be expected to avoid a confrontation by running away.

"If someone is trying to break into your home in the middle of the night and you've got a fear for your life ... you have a duty under present law to retreat, go to the farthest corner of the room, I guess, and hope the intruder doesn't try to shoot you while you're retreating," Gray said.

Court rulings going back to 1931 have said that people have a right to protect themselves, their families and their property, with deadly force if necessary, Gray said. His bill would put those rulings into state law, he said.

"If you're convinced that that person is about to use deadly force against you, then you have the right to strike back with deadly force," Gray said.




When I took my CDWL class that's pretty much how it was explained about deadly force. If you thought someone's life was in danger you could use deadly force. Also included were if someone was trying to rape someone or trying to burn down you house or barn. I'm not sure where the arson part came into play though.

This Kentucky House bill would support not only NRA members but all property owning citizens. You would think it was common sense if you believed your life to be in danger that the law would support you but I am afraid that is not the case. Read this true story, based on reported facts and what I know of the events and see if you don't think we need this clearly defined law on the books.

Dustin Hoffman was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served during Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause in Panama. He received a Meritorious Mast for his contribution during Desert Storm. Dustin was also a paraplegic confined to a wheel chair from a hunting accident. For a while someone had been stealing things from his garage and around the house while his mom was gone. Being a paraplegic there wasn't much he could do about it because by the time he could get out there they were gone. Calling the police outside the city limits isn't going to help much either because they will be long gone before the over worked State Police could get there (and if the Gov has his way they will be too busy pulling people over for not wearing their seat belts).

In 2003 a convicted felon who used to be a friend of Dustins came by. One who Dustin also thought was the one stealing from his garage. The odds of that are pretty high because the felon was currently under indictment for stealing a 4 wheeler from a garage and then assaulting the woman who owned it when she confronted him. All we know for sure is that David Woodward went into the house and was shot by Dustin twice in the chest with a .22 rifle. Woodward later died at the hospital. Woodward's girlfriend was in the car at the time. From what I understand she told the police at the scene they had stopped by to invite Dustin to go to church with them. Now I'm sorry but when I heard that I almost laughed out of my chair but I suppose it makes a better story than I was the get away driver for a home invasion burglary.

Dustin was indicted by a county "blue hair special" Grand Jury for excessive force. By "blue hair special" I mean the old bitties that usually make up a small town jury. Ironically I could not find that in the archives of the papers anywhere. A paraplegic for fear of his life as far as we know was indicted for excessive force because he shot a man with a .22 twice in his own home.

Obviously if I shoot an intruder I am going to be screwed because I sure as hell am not going to be using a .22 but more like a .223. Just like I taught my wife I will fire until they are no longer threat meaning they are on the ground. If that takes 2 rounds or 30 and I have to reloathat'sts the way it works.That'sts the way the police are trained is it not? Fire until they are no longer a threat.

Dustin sadly committed suicide. We can only imagine what he was going through. He faced life in that chair, had just killed a man he knew in his own home and was not facing possibly going to jail. As far as I am concerned every one of those jury members played a small part in Dustins decision to take his life. The countattorneyny at the time did not seek reelection and its a damn good thing. I was sort of hoping we would I was looking forward to him campaigning for my vote so I could tell him what I thought of him pursuing charges against Dustin.

Semper Fi Dustin.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bill would ban online hunting in Kentucky

Now that is an anti-hunting measure I can get behind. What sort of low life would even remotely think that constituted "hunting"? A large part of me thinks this concept would never get off the ground in the first place but better to "nip it in the bud".


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Port saga continues

So after having a little more time to sink in I thought maybe it might start to make some sense. After talking to some more in tune with how things work off the radar it was pointed out that how the UAE acts in public and how they help us behind the scenes are 2 different beasts. Sure they are not the only country in the middle east that wishes to cooperate with us but has to satisfy their ignorant masses at the same time. If it was a company from a middle eastern muslim type country taking over the ports it would cause me concern. But for this particular company it would seem that it is owned by the UAE. So a foreign power would running the ports. That does not have a good vibe no matter how you slice it. While the Coast Guard and Custom would still be doing their thing foreign ships who sail into ports everyday would now be dealing with the UAE company. We all know that the Coasties and Customs do not have the budget nor every will to inspect every shipping container. So I think the key ingredient here is would this takeover make it any easier to smuggle into this country.

I thought maybe W knew something we didnt. They have been working on a good trade agreement with the UAE and perhaps it would also give us leverage in the war on terror. Well it looks like I thought wrong.

WASHINGTON — President Bush was unaware that a controversial deal to sell shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a United Arab Emirates-owned firm was in the works until it was approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday.


Oh yeah thats going to make me sleep better tonight. As usual it looks like the White House has dropped the ball on getting info out to Congress and the Senate. Now some of the biggest liberal assclowns look like they are more on top of national security than the W White House. Wonderful.

Cooler heads are prevailing over at Argghhh!! and they even have an email from a member of the Coast Guard here.

Perhaps this deal will work out for the best if it goes through. More trade with UAE and the politicians who are using it for the next election will dip into their pork projects and give the Coasties more funding to do their job.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Joined the Gun blog community



Now there is something near and dear to my heard my 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

Monday, February 20, 2006

You want WHO to guard the henhouse?

So for those that live under a moss covered rock W thinks its okay for Dubai Ports World who is owned by the govt of the United Arab Emirates to guard some of our nations ports.

As a 2 time voter of W I can forgive a lot of mistakes. I really thought you should have waited for the 2nd term to take out Iraq and to give the boots on the ground not to mention the intelligence assets more time in Afghanland. This unholy beast called the Homeland Security dept that is spending like there is no tomorrow. Leaving us no viable candidate to run against Hitlary in 2008. But this I cannot stand for.

How can someone with ears that big have his head so far up his ass?

The real question is what's Jeb going to do at this point. Will he support W or stand up for the security of the Miami ports?

Support the Danish build a Death Star!


Already eaten all the Danish cookies and cheese you can stomach? Want to own the Ultimate power in the universe? Well here it is some assembly required.

Death Star II

Or how about an Imperial Star Destroyer!

Hey if Lego's aren't your thing thats cool you can always send them to me. But you know Lego the one I am really holding out for is the Super Star Destroyer Executor. HINT HINT!

So go buy your kid (or me) some Lego's and support the Danish!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

KY House OKs nurse prescriptions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Advanced registered nurse practitioners could prescribe patients medicines, including potentially addictive prescription drugs, under a plan the House passed Friday.

Nurse practitioners could write patients limited prescriptions for drugs such as painkillers, which include OxyContin, morphine and methadone. In some instances, patients could only receive three days' worth of the prescription medication.

Proponents say the bill would help lower Kentucky's Medicaid costs by decreasing the load on emergency rooms across the state. It would also help patients living in the state's rural areas where in some cases there are fewer doctors, proponents say.


I can think of a few rural locations right off the top of my head that do not have access to an MD but do have a Nurse Practitioners. I can honestly say I know several who I would take over and MD hands down. Most ER's have Nurse Practitioners now because they can't staff enough MD's for the non emergent patients.

Of course not everyone is happy:

Still, Rep. Howard Cornett, R-Whitesburg, held up four pages containing the names of drugs nurse practitioners would be allowed to give patients. Cornett said his eastern Kentucky district is fighting a drug epidemic and allowing more availability of potentially addictive medications would worsen the situation.

"Let's not make any more drug addicts than we already have," Cornett said.


So Howard is that the same Eastern KY that is in short supply of MD's? I could see why if I could work anywhere in the state I would want to locate my practice in Eastern KY where people try to pay their bills with livestock. You think MD's don't already hand out scripts for Lortab like its Skittles? So the failing war on drugs means more to you than available health care?

$1 Million + a car and a goat with pretty eyes..

So I think its been pretty well covered by now that some goat f*cker leader has cobbled together some sort of bounty for the head of the danish cartoonist. So then I see in the McPaper a little reprimand from his counterparts. I have never really liked Pat and generally tend to think he talks out of his ass. Mostly I think he stirs the poo just to keep his name in the spotlight. I would imagine that the people that tune into him and his ilk are literally a dyeing audience. I would hope most baby boomers have better things to do than tune into the 700 Club and send that idiot money.

Even though in the past he has made some outlandish comments and he did recently call for the US govt to elimiate Hugo "I'm a target" Chavez it could be worse. For one I would say that Hugo is a very real clear and present danger to the US and the US economy through the supply of oil. But at least he didn't try to personally cobble together a bounty for ole Hugo unlike a certain "religion of peace" leader has.

Comparison of Zimbabwe, Libya and Guantanamo Bay

Great article posted here.

"It doesn’t matter whether members of our commission come from countries that violate civil rights,” said Manfred Nowak, who passes for an 'anti-torture envoy' with the UN and is one of the authors of a report that recommends the closure of Guantanamo Bay on CNN’s ‘Your World Today’ (2/16/06). This statement offers remarkable insight into the aptitude and priorities of the United Nations while chipping away at any conclusion that this is an objective body with serious opinions.


Thats pretty much spot on. The UN is a joke and the Human Rights Commission is twice the joke. I would just be happy if they would just move the damn thing out of the US we have enough home grown crooked politicians without importing them.

So long to the Tomcat



The Navy announced Thursday that the last F-14 mission was completed Feb. 8, when two Tomcats landed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt after one dropped a bomb in Iraq.



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Sigh the Jolly Roger flying on the F-18 just doesn't seem the same. Long before Topgun I always admired the looks of the F-14. Thats hardly suprising since I was a big fan of the F-4 that it replaced. First the VF-84 and now the F-14...sigh...

Friday, February 17, 2006

Kate Dillon Friday edition

I wonder how many hits I have to generate to warrant a Lane Bryant banner ad. I would gladly waive the referral fees to have fresh pics of Kate showing up on the blog. Speaking of Kate why don't you have a website yet? Of course its not like with all the Avenue and Lane Bryant ads scattered across the net you are suffering from a lack of publicity.

Aw well its Friday how about a Kate Dillon pic of the day:



All pics copyright whoever the hell took them in the first place. But this one currently resides as my desktop. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hehehe

Seat belt law KO'd by KY house

Fletcher has endorsed making a seat-belt violation a primary offense, which would allow law enforcement to stop motorists just because they aren't buckled up.

Fletcher's administration put its weight behind reviving the bill.

"As soon as this vote was counted and we fell short ..., we were on the phone with (House) members to let them know the governor wants this bill," said Fletcher spokesman Brett Hall.


Gov Fletcher more intrusions on my personal freedoms is not the reason I voted to send you to Frankfort to "cleanup" the mess. The fact that you can stand there and support this bill not long after the helmet law was repealed in this state makes you look foolish.

Don't you think the police in KY have better things to do with their time like catching real criminals? The State Police were so undermanned/underfunded that you turned the KYDOT (now known as vehicle enforcement) loose on the general public. Sitting in the medians writing speeding tickets isn't even amusement now?

I am however pleased that you are attempting to get KY caught up with the border states by raising the speed limit from 65 to 70.

The people supporting this bill say they support it because it will save lives. There are many ways to save lives on KY highways without infringing on my personal freedoms. I worked 7 years on the streets as an EMT I think I know a little about the subject. How about auto inspections before you can get your plate every few years. Have you taken the time to notice the rolling lumps of crap that pass for cars in this state?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cincinnati Enquirer opens its piehole about CDWL holder privacy

In researching who is going to oppose House Bill 920 I ran across this editorial.

The Kentucky Press Association has objected to exempting concealed-carry permit holders from the Open Records Act. If HB 920 passes, Kentuckians will have no way of knowing if sheriff's offices are issuing permits to criminals or the mentally ill.


You ever hear of a background check you twit? I thought the job of the press was to report the news. Since when did protecting the public from gun wielding maniacs become part of the job description?

This is another case of privacy claims colliding with the publics right to know.


Why is my having my CDWL part of the public right to know?

The paper then goes on to whine about how HB920 would also allow CDWL holders to keep their weapons in their cars on company property. Well my car is my personal property dipshit. If I carry a gun when I am not at work where to you propose I keep it when I go in? If I cannot carry my gun on the way to work or home at midnight what's the damn point in having my CDWL?

Maybe the Enquirer should worry more about its festering shithole of a city and less about what's going on across the border. You know traveling through 3rd world places like Cincinnati is the reason I got my CDWL to start with.

One step closer to privacy for conceal carry holders.

The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 290 to keep private the names and the records of training completed by people who hold concealed-weapons permits. In all the news articles I have read so far it says the bill is to keep "secret" the names. I wonder why they chose the word secret over private. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Kentucky Press Association opposed this bill.



Sen. Gerald Neal, a Democrat from Louisville and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he objects to the secrecy provisions.

"Firearms are dangerous," he said. "People should know who has these firearms."


Not suprising coming from a Louisville Democrat.

But the committee, which includes six Republicans and nine Democrats, approved the bill unanimously, despite the objections of Kentucky Press Association lawyer Ashley Pack.

"Why would names be confidential?" she asked the committee. "The press and public have an interest in knowing."


The press and the public can kiss my CDWL holding ass. Its none of your business. The public/press does not have a right to stick its nose in everyone's business.

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Welcome Home Gentlemen


The remains of four 101st Airborne Division soldiers, who had been missing in action for nearly 35 years, have been identified by the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office.

They were:
Maj. Jack L. Barker of Waycross, Ga.;
Capt. John F. Dugan of Roselle, N.J.;
Sgt. William E. Dillender of Naples, Fla.;
Pfc. John J. Chubb of Gardena, Calif.



Not forgotten!

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Faces of Meth

Wow. Show that to your kids to show them what drugs does to your body. If it does that to your face just imagine what it does to your brain and everything else. My favorite has to be the red headed woman who grows the crazy afro, middle column far right.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who the hell is Debbie Schlussel anyway?

Whoever she is she must be very thin skinned for a blogger. I was much amused reading the foul mouthed critique of her article on the Danish by Darth Misha yesterday. Now today I see he has had to edit his post after being threatened with a lawsuit by a person who is against frivolous lawsuits? A conservative that is concerned about free speech is she?

Well I can understand if she was upset by the comments of the sexual nature. But what really astonished me was how she abused and insulted one of her self described fans in the comment section (scroll down to comment #133).

So I followed the link to her site to read some of her other articles. From her pic she does have nice boobs just like Misha said. But after scrolling down the page I ran across the ad for a Defeat Hillary shirt from ThoseShirts.com a conservative shirt store. I'm curious Debbie what is your view of the model wearing American flag shorts pulled tight up into her twat? Apparently being the daughter of a "Vietnam-era Army Veteran" is different from being the son of a Vietnam combat vet. I'm more of a Libertarian myself but I find that pic very disrespectful to our Flag.

Slavery and the Founders

Slavery and the Founders
Our Founders were not Ignorant
By John D. Turner

"He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warefare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of a CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce".
-Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Independence: Original Draft

How different American History might have been had these words, penned by Thomas Jefferson in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence, been allowed to stand. Words, which condemned the British king for allowing the slave trade to flourish, and for introducing slavery into the colonies in the first place. Words which the delegations from Georgia and South Carolina, who were unwilling to acknowledge that slavery violated the "most sacred rights of life and liberty", found offensive and therefore were stricken from the final document.


Read the rest here.

I found this on a Banner ad over at The Rott. I read it last night late and found it such a great read I read it again this afternoon.

Kanye West in Playboy

I just finished reading the Playboy interview with Kanye "Bush doesn't care about black people" West. When all that happened I sort of wrote him off as just a stupid rapper running off at the mouth. To be honest I had never heard of him and I don't think I missed anything. After reading the Playboy interview I noted two interesting quotes that back up my original assessment:

West: I'm not into politics at all. I can't even name the people in politics.


West: But I do believe the theory that AIDS was being placed in Africa. I do believe the FBI placed crack in the black community. I believe the U.S. government gave smallpox to the Indians. I believe financial institutions are capitalizing on the African AIDS epidemic.


Yeah ok I suppose he is a college dropout afterall. The only thing that really frightens me about that is he might have learned that in a classroom somewhere.

Valentines Day Pic!


What better way to celebrate Valentines day then a pic of Kate Dillion.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hollywood stars show true colors again!

I know Gary and Billy's careers have been so close yet so far away from stardom for some time now but how far will they go? How about stirring anti-American sentiment among our allies in Turkey.

The latest in a new genre of Turkish popular culture that vilifies the United States, a Turkish movie shows American soldiers in Iraq crashing a wedding and pumping a little boy full of lead in front of his mother.
They randomly machine-gun dozens of people to death, shoot the groom in the head and drag those left alive to Abu Ghraib prison - where a Jewish-American doctor cuts out their organs, which he sells to rich people in New York, London and Tel Aviv.



Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, which opens in Turkey today, feeds off the increasingly negative feelings many Turks harbor toward their longtime allies: Americans. It stars Billy Zane as a self-professed "peacekeeper sent by God" and Gary Busey as the doctor.



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It already has the message boards at IMDb hopping already as well. You guys are true Americans. Free expression my ass you assclowns. Stirring anti-American sentiments in an area where real Americans are in harms way is nothing less than a treasonous act.

Sick and can't sleep I need Nyquil

The Patriot Act makes me feel so much safer no wonder I slept so well last night. As usual Dianne you are late to the show. My state (as well as most of the surrounding states) already have laws passed concerning this. What this means is as a law abiding citizen I can 15 minutes to my trip to Walmart to stand in line to get Nyquil. Let me tell you when I am already sick that is going to make me one grumpy bastard.
But wait won't having to show a photo ID be discriminatory to blacks? Isn't that what we hear come election time when people get incensed that they should have to prove they are actual citizens to vote?

The Patriot Act compromise agreed to Friday included a provision to combat illegal methamphetamine by limiting sales of cold remedies used to make the highly addictive drug.

The measure is a compromise reached after months 'of haggling over the 30-day limit. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jim Talent, R-Mo., who pushed the legislation in the Senate, insisted the limit was needed.

They had sought various ways to get their legislation through Congress, finally attaching it to the Patriot Act, only to find their efforts frustrated when the bill stalled in December over concerns that civil liberties protections were being shortchanged.




Oh by the way Dianne the last box of Nyquil I got came from drugstore.com so stick that in your cornhole.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Ford swings the axe

Well how ironic I was going to blog about the Corvette plant and in todays headlines Ford is swinging the axe. This hot on the heels of GM swinging the axe a few months ago is a major blow to the UAW and thousands of workers who trusted their unions to take care of them.

I am sure it is shocking news to many but it should hardly be suprising. Now before you have too much sympathy for the UAW workers ponder this from a recent article about the Delphi Plant:

UAW
Skilled workers average $30.77 an hour
Production wages average $26.35 an hour

Now compare that to the national average for:

Paramedic $13.43
RN $26.77
Police Officer $22.40
Fire Fighter $19.22

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Now if you think a job building cars, trucks or dildos should pay better than the four jobs above, you are a complete and utter piece of shit.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Buy a Ford and support terrorism!

Okay so maybe thats a stretch but bear with me for minute or three and let me explain where I am coming from.

I was in traffic behind a slow moving Ford truck decorated with UMWA, Proud Democrat and Kerry Edwards 2002 stickers. Naturally my first thoughts were another assclown that votes with the straight ticket button.

So then it all started to come together in my head. This guy works and pays union dues for wages and benefits he would still get or better if he worked at a non union mine. The union then gives generously to the DNC. He then takes whats left of his wages and buys a Ford F-whatever for $40,000 made by the UAW who also dumps large sums of money into the DNC and urges its members to vote for the Democrats. Apparently its because people like John Kerry and Ted Kennedy can really appreciate the working man. So the UAW is trying to get people into office whose plan seems to be placating our enemies.

So not only is that supporting our enemies who want us dead still no matter if you are from a blue or red state but also supporting the whining UAW members.

Next up lets talk about the Corvette plant.