Thursday, February 28, 2008


Take it up the *ss, America

Obama, who art in D.C. hallowed be thy name.

Thy prez be won, thy policies be done in Georgia as it is in Michigan.

Give us this day our daily healthcare and forgive our successes as we forgive the excesses of others.

Lead us into third world nations but deliver us from evil corporations.

For thine seeketh power and glory, election without end.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Reprint #1


My 21st century journalist hero, Mark Steyn, does it all the time. When relevant, he reprints his articles from various posts.

This is not to compare myself to him. It's merely to present the fact that he has established a precedent for doing so.

My first experience at blogging was an invitation to post at RR. It was after a spirited commenting session at which my humor was appreciated by some other participants. In my experience, sometimes humor is the lubricant that allows others to follow into more serious aspects of what one is trying to communicate.

So this is a reposting of my second ever contribution at RR.


at being uninvited to perform for the recuperating heroes at Walter Reed Hospital.

"I have always been an advocate for nonviolence and I have stood as firmly against the Iraq war as I did the Vietnam War 40 years ago" she wrote. "I realize now that I might have contributed to a better welcome home for those soldiers fresh from Vietnam. Maybe that's why I didn't hesitate to accept the invitation to sing for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In the end, four days before the concert, I was not 'approved' by the Army to take part. Strange irony."
Oh, strange irony, indeed.

Yes, Joan, your peace at any cost--even the cost of those victims otherwise undefended by those that lie on gurneys before you--doesn't go over that well with the men and women who understand the cost of freedom.

Read it all here:

I'm new here (thanks RT) and I'm not going to bore anyone with my CV--I hope you may come to know me by what I consider important to post and comment on.

The above story about performing for our injured and recuperating in a hospital does take me back to a time and place I've revisited many times in my mind but have been unable to express; not for lacking in words and the ability to generally string them together to form a cogent statement but because of the profound emotional response it still churns up from my gut.

At university in the early '70s I earned my living expenses by playing and singing in an area band. It was much easier and more lucrative to work weekend nights at various venues than many of my classmates that struggled to earn a buck waitering and doing other menial jobs, and it had some other perks for a young bucko. We did free performances from time to time if it could further the band's career and sometimes because it was the right thing to do.

My city had (still has), as most mid to large cities, a V.A. hospital. Trauma medicine then was very different than today (thank God). There was an adjunct facility several blocks from the main hospital. This facility warehoused the men that were broken beyond healing--the quadriplegics and double amputees--those never to be rehabilitated.

It was an era I think many here remember well.

A good friend of the band, a young man that lent his van and his willingness to hump the heavy equipment we used in those days, found himself warehoused in the above mentioned facility. We visited from time to time, and as Christmas approached (with the break that comes with it) we decided to give a free performance for the men stuck in such a place in the Season of Joy.

So we set our gear up in the small auditorium and commenced to rock and roll for young men our own age who would never get to experience the kinds of lives we knew were in store for us. Remember--we were used to playing for the young and carefree in the local nightclubs; how naive we were then!

Bobby was a huge Beatles fan--maybe that's what endeared us to him in the first place (as we covered a lot of their hit songs). So in the course of our set we played his favorite, "Baby You Can Drive My Car".

The hall wasn't dimmed like most performance venues. Perhaps adequate light was needed for those minding the men on their gurneys and wheelchairs.

So it wasn't difficult, at the end of that song, to see Bobby's arm beneath the sheet on his gurney struggling to lift an inch and falling, lift an inch and falling, in the loudest applause I ever heard.

¶ Posted by turn 5/02/2007 02:25:00 PM

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Media complicity?

Damned writers' strike is over but it'll be weeks before any intelligent shows return (with the exception of Jericho).

Thankful I have OnDemand service from a major cable provider. Watched the 1994 movie The Professional starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and a very young Natalie Portman tonight. At the end, The character Leon, played by Reno, detonates his belt of explosives to kill the thoroughly despicable nemesis, Stansfield, played by Oldman.

The movie was released June 26th, 1994.

From Wikipedia:
Although use of suicide attacks has occurred throughout history — with Samson's suicidal destruction of a Philistine temple (as recounted in the Book of Judges), the legendary Swiss hero Arnold von Winkelried, and the Japanese kamikaze pilots of World War II — its main notoriety as a specific kind of attack began in the 1980s and involved explosives deliberately carried to the target either on the person or in a civilian vehicle and delivered by surprise. Following the success of a 1983 truck bombing of two barracks buildings in Beirut that killed 300 and helped drive American and French Multinational Force troops from Lebanon, it spread to insurgent groups like the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka, Palestinian groups like Hamas, and Al-Qaeda. Suicide bombings are now mostly associated with jihad, which involves holy war against non-Muslims.

During this time the number of suicide attacks has grown rapidly, from an average of 4.7/year in the 1980s to 180/year in the first half of the 00s,[1] and from 81 suicide attacks in 2001 to 460 in 2005.[2] Particularly hard-hit by attacks have been military and civilian targets in Sri Lanka during Sri Lankan Civil War, Israeli targets in Israel since 1994, and Iraqis since the US-led invasion of that country in 2003.
Throughout the movie Reno wears a woven skullcap.

Media complicity?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Well...he has a sense of humor

Truman played piano, Clinton blew the sax
John McCain cannot sing, here we have the facts.


Italian word for sword.

A Western (read OSS/CIA) scheme for 'stay behind' covert operatives in the event of a Soviet takeover of Europe.

OK. Sounds good to me. The CCCP didn't exactly shine as an example of the progress of humanity what with killing an estimated 37 people. (That's 30 million for the math challenged.)

The simple fact that the Soviets indeed did co-opt Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania shouldn't necessarily be alarming to...erm ...say Italy or France (both of which have had huge communist parties).

What is it with ideologies that devalue human life? What will they ultimately win? Why is it necessary to promote atheism (more accurately anti Judeo-Christian)?

I'm going to try to answer these questions in the context of the ongoing socialist and Islamic struggles for the world. The entire world.

Socialists cannot envision any authority larger than the state. The state must be foremost and people exist only for the benefit of the state. Islam is not much different except that it features an abstract deity--Allah--and demands allegence to the umma (community). The willingness to blow people to smithereens, even their co-religionists, well describes the value they place on life.

History teaches us that Jews and Christians have not always been the mostly tolerant people that we are today. We learned how to get along and not force others to our point of view. This is because we have an overriding belief that free will is bestowed by our Creator--His greatest gift of all.

Satan's (real or figurative) greatest goal is not to lead us to temptation. It is to end free will--the freedom to choose righteousness. Therefore, socialism and Islam are the dual faces of the despiser. So it is no great leap that to further their goal it is necessary to despise those that love freedom.

Here's an example from a useful tool named Peter Chamberlain in Gladio – Death Plan For Democracy
The use of proxy mercenary forces to terrorize nations into submitting to US political demands has been the cornerstone of American foreign policy since at least the era of the Berlin Wall, and it still is.

"Terrorism - the use of violence and threats to intimidate or to coerce, esp. for political purposes."

According to this definition from, the government of the United States of America is the primary source of state terrorism in the world.

In Europe, the American government actively sought to eliminate political opposition to its fascist world plans through the use of open violent repression and covert terroristic "false flag" attacks upon popular patriotic resistance movements and their leaders. Using ultra right-wing homegrown fascists, in both Europe and America, secret paramilitary militias were created, called "Stay Behind" forces at the end of World War II. Since then, the CIA activated these groups to successfully quash anti-American liberal and social democratic popular resistance movements. The agency denies this, but the series of exposes of their network in Europe since 1990 have proven the professed denials to be false.
Terrorists? Us?

Virginia author John Stanton writes about a recent speech:
Putin recognizes that only The State has the authority to wield power to protect the national interest, play referee when financial markets convulse, and ensure that a nation’s infrastructure, its culture, its people and its security come first. After all, those are the critical components of The State.
Notice the capitalized 'The State'? Stanton gives reverence to 'The State' similar to others printing the word 'God'.

Socialism is alive and actively seeking the one-world government it has always demanded; for as long as there is a free nation anywhere, the hordes that yearn for freedom will leave their enslavement and flock to that place where they can breathe freedom.

Islam, as preached and practiced, offers the same but with five prayer breaks per day.

Pass me that gladio.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another Plan

Not the first time this has gone viral--and just maybe it's been reissued because of events this past week.

I have a plan to destroy America

Posted: July 11, 2006
1:00 am Eastern

© 2008
Editor's note: In 2004, Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado, addressed a conference sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington. The following remarks are reprinted with his permission.

Richard. D. Lamm
I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that "an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide." Here is my plan:

1. We must first make America a bilingual-bicultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: "The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon ? all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.
Read parts 2-8 here before continuing to read this post.

McCain's star rose with the aid of the MSM as Ann Coulter ably points out in her speech 02.08.08 at the Non CPAC CPAC event. (Long--but well worth it.)

Fred Thompson, the clear favorite of the right-leaning side of the blogosphere, couldn't catch a break from the antique and broadcast media. Rudy threw it away on his Florida strategy and Romney, a man with fine credentials as a leader both in the private and public sector, has suspended (?) his active campaign.

I think after eight years of Democratic frustration and media outrage over the success of the Reagan years the unholy alliance of the DNC and MSM was fully formed. Clinton's 90 minute speech at the Democrat convention in 1988 was his introduction to the masses, and in Autumn '91 (long before the era we're in now--the era of >one year electioneering) he was already featured in Time and Newsweek.

Election 2000 pit GW against a divinity school drop-out that arrived in politics by virtue of his senator daddy, after never running a business and never getting a degree in anything more than partying '70s style. And yet that election had to be referred to the Supremes. The media loved it. It meant a lot of face time (time that's reckoned by the minute).

John (Lurch) Kerry came far closer to winning '04 than any contender ever could previously have done in wartime and a healthy economy.

Today it is McCain the Maverick, McCain the Conservative and we're being told by the old school to hold our noses and vote to avert sure disaster.

Now I come to the real point of this post. Will the Dems and MSM be smart enough to wait until after the Republican convention whereby McCain becomes the official candidate before unleashing all that they have and can spin--or will they start now?

This is not a rhetorical question. If the strategy to swiftboat McCain is premature, if the UA (unholy alliance) start to explore his weaknesses early then Romney may still have a shot at this.

Friday, February 8, 2008


From the beginning, law aka da rules, has been a means to keep peeps in line.

In the civilized West, the law has been constantly evolving and has progressed beyond religiosity. Western law is secular and rightfully so.

Some allowance can be made for local and/or religious custom. No one in the US could or would make a case out of the Amish punishment of shunning. Where is the harm?

But two entire sets of law within one nation, in which an individual may choose one or the other law on which to be judged?

'Sanity' is not a medical word--it is a legal term.

That the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, now advocates for Shari'a law in the UK is not simply insane. It is crazed.

Monday, February 4, 2008



My sister's birthday is November 7 and mine is November 8. I figure Valentines Day was Lucky Day for dad.

Nine Months. The gestational period for human conception to birth. Children born on November 4th might well be conceived tonight. What world might they be born into?

Four candidates have emerged: Senators Clinton, Obama, and McCain, and Governor Romney. Historically, governors have a superior record of winning than those coming from the senate. This is probably because the people recognize leadership of a state counts for more than longevity in a debate society.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a disaster. Universal healthcare is a popular but bankrupt idea. Everywhere it has been implemented it has failed miserably. And like any Clinton, she will follow what the people, as dictated by the MSM, say as the movement of the day.

Barak Hussein Obama is clueless. He is one great speech maker with zero experience on international affairs. He wears a suit well. So do I, and I'm more well qualified.

John McCain is wildly popular amongst right leaning folks that don't know about him. This RINO (Republican in Name Only) for Shamnesty and carbon offsets will be fisked by the Clinton machine between his nomination and the election. He has, as yet, unexposed baggage that transforms war hero status into something close to treason. And the Clintons have the details should he receive the nomination.

Romney, should he receive the nomination, is the guy that looks presidential, (as opposed to the guy that was, Thompson) is the one that may avert disaster. I doubt he'll lead us from the wilderness. But he'll lead us from further into it.

Nine months. More than 30 million Americans got since Roe v Wade.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Where's the outrage?

While feminists and abortion 'rights' activists decry the notion that a 16 year old might choose to carry a baby to term as in the Oscar-nominated film Juno, they have had remarkably little to say about the abuse and murder of women and girls in Islam.

Sarah and Amina Said

Normal teen sisters that wanted to have a life and fit in so offended their father that he shot them and left them to die in the back of his taxi parked close enough to the airport so he could flee the country. They died but not prior to calling 911. More details at Fox News. This occurred January 1st, 2008, in Texas.

Where were the demonstrations? Fox and ABC had some coverage while NBC and CBS did not believe it to be newsworthy.

Aqsa Parvez

On December 10th, 2007, Aqsa Parvez was strangled by her father in a suburb of Toronto. She was 16 and wanted to move out of the family home. Her friends reported that she often showed up at school with bruises.

I would think that concerned women's groups would contact schools to be vigilant of girls with Muslim surnames--an interview, an exam for bruises by a female councillor if the girl is overly covered, etc.

Perhaps the most vile, most depraved event since September 11, 2001 occurred February 1st, 2008 in Baghdad when two women with Downes Syndrome were strapped with explosive vests and instructed to wander in crowded markets. AQI then detonated their human bombs to cause the deaths of an additional 71 persons.

The aftermath at al-Ghazi marketplace
A U.S. military spokesman conveyed the sense of outrage over the depravity of the masterminds.

"They have shown their true demonic character," said Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Stover.
This is the action of al-Qaeda in Iraq against native people going about their business.
The first attack was in the central al-Ghazl market, where numerous birds and animals were on sale.

The weekly bazaar had been bombed several times but recently had re-emerged as a popular place to shop and stroll as Baghdad security improved and a Friday ban on driving was lifted.

The woman carrying the bomb, hidden under her traditional black Islamic robe, was a familiar figure at the market where she sold cream.

At least 46 people were killed and more than 100 wounded. Fire crews scooped up remains scattered among blood, clothing and pigeon carcasses.

About 20 minutes later, the second bomb blew up a bird market in a predominantly Shiite area in southeastern Baghdad, killing up to 22 people and wounding 65, according to police and hospital officials.

The women used in the attacks were unlikely to have been willing participants, said the chief Iraqi military spokesman in Baghdad, Brigadier-General Qassim al-Moussawi.
If ever there was a a doubt about using American forces to eradicate AQI, this is as clear as any can be.

These are the third and fourth uses of women as human bombs since October. Many are saying that this is an indication of desperation.

Perhaps... but it also indicates a mindset that can regard anyone with relative weakness (that is any inferior, as are all women in Islam) as tools.

I'm betting that Code Pink will not even mention this. Feminists have been eager for surrender before we ever started.

Their hypocrisy is unlimited.