Saturday, September 30, 2006
Ever wonder how on Earth it has become so acceptable - even expected and commonplace - for Liberal politicians, media and pundits to sound so much like the Islamic Terrorists and Third-world Fanatics who are trying to destroy us? Why doesn't this similarity alarm the general public? Are we so inundated with video-game violence, practiced dispassion and confusing rhetoric that we have become immune to the phenomenon of modern-day self loathing in America?
Do we, each of us, need to sit in Nick Berg's shoes - for those terrifying final moments of his young life, during which a gang of masked Islamic monsters muscled him to the ground and sawed off his head, all amidst his screams, blood-gushing gurgles and their frenzied chants of "Allah Akbar" ("God is Great") - just to finally understand what we are fighting against?
Perhaps from the safety of your home you would rather experience this brutal execution by clicking here or here. I defy you to turn up the volume and sit through this without emotion...for if you can, I submit that it is too late for you. If you do feel something akin to remorse, disgust or anger - at least you can be satisfied that the coward who claimed to have brandished this knife, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has received his just desserts at the hands of our brave troops.
Here is a poem, written by The American Thinker, entitled "Slicing Enlightenment."
Softly it whispers, parting air,Not a pleasant picture, is it? It ellicits a vision of folks like Jane Fonda, Howard Dean and Michael Moore with special star-and-crescent badges on their chests - herding the others in the "Infidel Encampment" to the day's book burnings and public executions in the square...
The edge so sharp, so glistening;
And as it strikes beneath your hair,
Is anyone still listening?
The sword of Islam makes the slice,
And your severed head just rolls;
You’ve made the final sacrifice,
Loyal to your Liberal goals.
When others warned of futures dire,
You made root cause excuses;
You turned your faces from the fire,
Pursued your liberal muses,
Ignoring death-fired feudal fires,
Luring fools to paradise,
Fanatics facing Islam's spires,
Whose sword above you lies.
Back when we tried to warn you,
You snickered and you sneered;
Imperial fools our view untrue,
Dumb dupes, who only feared.
Your enlightenment would show us
The path to worldwide calm,
So Jihadis would not blow us
All to hell with Islam's bomb.
And now these decades later,
When Sharia rules our land,
Where Christians, disbelievers,
Feel the wrath of Islam's hand,
I feel compelled to ask you Libs,
As that blade zips out your light,
Bloodies your precious, do-good bibs,
Might you think it’s time we fight?
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Clinton Wags the Finger - Tells Another Lie (or two)
Ahhhh...the finger never lies. And Bill Clinton has proven once again to be one of the great ones of our time. Not that he can fool everyone, but certainly he can still pull a fast one on his boot-licking liberal cronies (e.g. Keith Olberman of MSNBC) who hang on his every word and would never dream of asking Bill a fairly hardball question.
Of course, I'm referring to his childlike behavior yesterday on Fox News with Chris Wallace - who was completely taken aback by Clinton's emotional reaction to a simple question about his inability to capture or kill Usama bin Laden.
Quite an act, but no Oscar this time. And that bulbous red nose might have grown another few centimeters as Clinton continued to lie through his teeth on Sunday.
Not only has he admitted to NOT going after Bin Laden back in 2002, but he continues to sing the praises of Richard Clarke - who he claims was "fired" under the Bush administration, when in fact he (Clarke) admits in his own book that it was HIS idea to change jobs.
Anyhow, check out the TRANSCRIPT of this wacky interview; great insight into the deceipt of Bill on the Conservative Publisher, Ace of Spades and Michelle Malkin.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
23 September - A Day in American Naval History
As Americans, we seem to share a common bond of pride in our "Founding Fathers" (aka "Framers") and enjoy bandying about the words "Freedom" and "Liberty." But sadly, our younger generation learns very little of our past - both in World History as civilized humans and in American History as countrymen. I find this to be a sad state of things, indeed.
Being an old Navy man myself, I thought I would honor this Day in History, 23 September with sharing a remembrance of a Naval battle that occurred 227 years ago on this day.
"I have not yet begun to fight!" shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the British ship asked if he was ready to surrender. The 44 gun HMS Serapis had engaged the smaller 42 gun Bonhomme Richard. Outgunned, Jones had decided to ram his adversary. They were so close cannon muzzles touched and masts entangled, yet the American ship Bonhomme Richard, named for Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac, refused to give up.It should be said that the British have become our very best allies and friends since that time long ago. My hat is off to them as well!
When two cannons exploded and they began sinking, Jones lashed his ship to the enemy's to keep it afloat. His marksmen in the rigging cleared the Serapis' decks so a boarding party was able to cross and effect her capture. After 3 more hours of fighting, the British surrendered. This was September 23, 1779.
In 1780, the King of France honoured him with the title "Chevalier". Jones accepted the honor, and when the Continental Congress in 1787 resolved that a medal of gold be struck in commemoration of his "valor and brilliant services" it was to be presented to "Chevalier John Paul Jones". By contrast, in Britain at this time, he was usually referred to as a pirate.
Called the "Father of the American Navy," John Paul Jones had been given command in 1775 of the Continental Navy's first ship, the Providence.
With 12 guns it had been the most victorious American vessel in the Revolution, capturing or sinking 40 British ships. In 1778, sailing the Ranger, Jones had raided the coasts of Scotland and England.
John Paul Jones led an adventurous and controversial life on the High Seas. Thought of as a scoundrel and rogue in some quarters, he was praised as a Hero in many others.
In 1792, Jones died in an obscure third-floor Paris apartment. He was buried in Paris, but, in 1905, his remains were ceremonially removed from his long-forgotten interment in the Charnel House for Alien Protestants, and brought to the United States where, in 1913, he was reinterred in the Naval Academy Chapel of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in a ceremony presided over by President Theodore Roosevelt, who later wrote "The great service done by him toward the achievement of independence...lead me to...do proper honor to the memory of John Paul Jones."
Thanks to Brian at "Laptop America" and Wikipedia for this!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Liberals Defending The Devil, er, President Bush?
Okay, now I know for sure that I have entered BIZARRO-WORLD (a parallel universe where wacky, reality-twisting dreams and nightmares replace logic, physics and any shred of probability). Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi have stepped to the fore to defend our Chief of State (Bush) against that nasty Hugo Chavez! (clicking the heels now, "there's no place like home...").
So after Hugo unleashes his grade-school name-calling against President Bush, he went to Harlem to show his "love for Americans." Those zaney Liberals who most like to go Bush-Bashing themselves have decided it would be politically prudent to defend him against words that are strikingly similar to what they and their fellow far-lefters have been spewing for years now.
Ya just gotta read Michelle Malkin's take on this...CLICK HERE!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
"The View" of a Rosie Cheeked Dumbass
Well, the "Queen of Nice"
(now morphed into the "Queen of Mindless Liberal Babble"
) has done it again...this time within a week of starting a brand new TV gig. As the new co-host (notice I didn't say "co-hostess
") of "The View
," no one could have imagined a replacement that might make many viewers pine for the return of the almost-equally-ridiculous Starr Jones
. That is, until Rosie
opened that gaping maw and did what she does best these days...made an ass out of herself (see image at top left! ;-).
Now, I am not about to jump on the bandwagon out there that is calling her some unsavory and insensitive things that make fun of her excessive weight, homosexuality, or other....Read FULL ARTICLE
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Friday, September 15, 2006
9-11 Conspiracies Part I: WTC "Demolitions"
Now that the five-year anniversary of 9-11 has passed and we once again return to our normal lives, those wacky Conspiracy Theorists have crawled out of the shadows again - energized anew from angrily observing our recent laments, memorials and fellowships. Well, I see no reason to ignore these folks - if we listen real close and put our thinking caps on maybe we'll learn something (or laugh ourselves to death) in the process.
What Are These Kooks Saying?
Did the Bush Administration plan and execute the greatest, most diabolically murderous and spectacular flim-flam in American history on September 11th, 2001 (in order to justify war)?
These and other compelling questions have kept Charlie Sheen and other such towering intellects of our time awake at night. Sage books (like the French bestseller Pentagate) and venerable MENSA-like organizations and websites (such as 9-11 Truth, WTC7 and Prison Planet) have emerged to show us the light on this fantastical coup that was wrought by the Evil Genious George W. Bush...and you thought MoveOn.org was a magnet for nutcases!
- Were all three collapsed towers of the WTC secretly demolished?
- Was that a missile that flew into the Pentagon?
- Was the crash of Flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field staged and the passengers spirited away to a gas chamber?
- If he didn't expect it, why did President Bush just sit there in that classroom and continue to read to the kids - instead of leaping to his feet and taking charge when "informed" that an aircraft had crashed into the North Tower?
But let's start with the first one in our series, shall we?
9-11 Conspiracies Part I:
The Alleged Secret Demolition of the WTC Towers
"Why did the collapse of the twin towers looks like the result of a controlled demolition - with explosion-like puffs of smoke coming straight out of the lower windows."
"How could the steel structure have collapsed when jet fuel is not nearly hot enough to melt steel?"
- In controlled demolitions, detonating devices weaken or disrupt all major support points in a building at the same time and the entire building is in motion, free-falling to the ground. Footage of the WTC collapses clearly show parts of the buildings above the jetliners' earlier impact points begin falling first, while the lower parts are initially stationary until the higher floors have collapsed onto them.
- If the towers were uniquely rigged to begin falling from the top down, what are the chances that those planning such a complicated demolition could predict the exact location the planes would impact, and prepare the towers to begin collapsing precisely there?
- Videos of the WTC collapses show that the "puffs of smoke" do not begin until after the towers begin falling, then they increase in intensity as the collapse continues. These plumes of smoke and debris ejected from the buildings are due to the immense and rapidly escalating compression associated with millions of tons of the towers collapsing onto themselves - this would not be the case if the plumes were actually explosives used to cause the buildings to fall.
"Okay, so why did WTC building 7 collapse if no plane flew into it?"
- While there are varying assessments of the temperature of the fires at the WTC, most experts agree that the temperature probably reached 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and possibly higher than 1,800F. This temperature would be far short of the approximately 2800F needed to melt steel, but they would have been enough to severely expand, warp - and reduce the structural integrity of - the metal. Best engineering estimates tell us that steel loses 50% of its strength at 650F, and can lose as much as 90% of its strength at temperatures of 1,800F.
- The expansion and warping of the steel would have been particularly significant due to temperature differences within the burning structure. Thus, the trusses went limp much like a slackened laundry line, providing little or no resistance to the weight of the floors overhead.
"Okay, so why did the WTC lease-holder (Larry Silverstein) confess that he had asked that Tower 7 to be destroyed? Was he in on it?"
- With untold thousands of tons of burning debris raining down directly onto this building, an eventual collapse was imminent as soon as the fire-fighters had abandoned any hope of extinguishing the widespread fire that had engulfed it.
- The late-afternoon collapse of Tower 7 began at precisely the point where falling debris had been most concentrated.
So how did Bush et al gain access to wire 3 towers for complete demolition without anyone noticing? Imagine trying to sneak wires and bombs into buildings while thousands of people are working in offices or milling about in the halls - that scenario is unlikely in the extreme.
- Due to all of the increasingly wild accounts of Mr. Silverstein's words on that fateful day, he made a statement 4 years later disputing that. He said that he had approached the Fire Department Commander - expressing his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building. Good thing...it collapsed shortly thereafter and claimed no lives.
- Prepping a building for demolition takes considerable time and effort. Usually a building up for demolition has been abandoned for considerable time and partially gutted to allow explosives intimate contact with the structure of the building. In this case, however, ALL of the WTC buildings were occupied right up to the attack, with no reported planting of explosives.
Tune back in for 9-11 Conspirancies Part II:
The Pentagon "Missile" Attack!
Thanks again to the Skeptic Society.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Hey, we have a REAL Dumbass for you this week, ladies and germs! "Azzam Al-Amriki" has made the short list easily!
Let me just start with the obvious - here we have a(n) (obviously) disillusioned young man of 28 who seems to suffer from the Madonna school of (badly) affecting foreign accents. In her case, it is supposed to be an English accent she is impersonating (remember, Madonna + Acting ain't exactly Cheese + Crackers); for Adam, he is (vainly) attempting to emulate his Islamic thug heroes. In both cases, they make themselves look foolish - especially to those they are trying to fit in with.....
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Timmer's Dumbass Of The Week!
Sunday, September 10, 2006
As of midnight tonight, we will reach the Five Year Anniversary of our country's worst attack. All of those who would like to bury their heads in the sand for the next 24 hours, be my guest and go to some other blog now.A Tribute to 9-11
Really. This is no place for you.
If you worship Allah, then perhaps this is not the place for you either. Or, on second thought, perhaps this is precisely where you ought to be.
If you are not an American, but feel our pain and outrage, you are more than welcome this day, friend!
As for the rest of us, whose lives (and politics?) changed forever on that fateful day, here is an amazing tribute that you really should watch - perhaps several times over. Make sure to be patient through the first several frames of text and quotes, because the photography that follows is heartbreaking, inspiring and will well remind you of why you have been changed, and why we have to continue to fight and ultimately crush Islamic Terrorism in our own time.
Turn up the volume. Experience your anger, frustration, pride and resolve once again. Then go kiss your family, break out your American Flag, raise a glass and give thanks that you are an American.
Finally, keep Our Troops in your thoughts tonight. Say a quiet prayer to God if you would like, or simply wish them well. They deserve our very best.
of Righting America
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Countdown to 9-11: Dems Flounder For Political Points
With just two days to go until the fifth anniversary of America's Darkest Day (and two short months from a very contentious election), key figures of both parties are accusing each other of seeking political gain - and of course, they are all 100% right.
Obviously, the first successful volley of this particular match was launched by President Bush in his aggressive and revealing speech given last Wednesday, in which he dropped 9-11 and the ensuing Global War on Terror - how we have fought it, our many successes in doing so and what we need to do to keep on fighting it - squarely on Democratic heads.
As expected, the Democrats have come back swinging. With the Valerie Plamegate debacle thoroughly debunked, President Bush's approval numbers on the rise and many congressional Republicans closing in on their challengers, the Democrats have chosen to try and make hay with a Post-War Findings Report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that, in reality, surprised no one.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the committee's Vice-Chairman and leading Democrat had this to say prior to the release of this report:
"Ultimately, I think you will find that administration officials made repeated prewar statements that were not supported by underlying intelligence."Then this at a campaign speech directly following its release:
"Let me share some important excerpts from the report which reflect both my own views and the views of all of my Democratic colleagues on the committee..."But wait! let's take a quick trip back to October 10th 2002, with that very same Senator Rockefeller on the Senate floor making another impassioned speech. Some highlights:
"Prior to the war, administration officials repeatedly characterized Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs in more conclusive and threatening terms than were substantiated by the underlying intelligence assessment..."
"The committee has uncovered information in its investigation which shows that the administration ignored warnings prior to the war about the veracity of the intelligence trumpeted publicly to support its case that Iraq was an imminent threat to the security of the United States."
"Mr. President, we are here today to debate one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my 18 years in the Senate. There is no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein is a despicable dictator, a war criminal, a regional menace, and a real and growing threat to the United States...."
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years...we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
"When Saddam Hussein obtains nuclear capabilities, the constraints he feels will diminish dramatically, and the risk to America's homeland, as well as to America's allies, will increase even more dramatically. Our existing policies to contain or counter Saddam will become irrelevant...."
"There has been some debate over how "imminent" a threat Iraq poses. I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11, that question is increasingly outdated...documented capability and demonstrated intent may be the only warning we get. To insist on further evidence could put some of our fellow Americans at risk. Can we afford to take that chance? We cannot!..."
"I have come to the inescapable conclusion that the threat posed to America by Saddam's weapons of mass destruction is so serious that despite the risks - and we should not minimize the risks -we must authorize the President to take the necessary steps to deal with that threat..."
"By my vote, I say to the United Nations and our allies that America is united in our resolve...By my vote, I say to Saddam Hussein, "Disarm, or the United States will be forced to act."
This from a guy who, as a key figure on the Senate Intelligence Committee, had full access to all of the same intelligence that President Bush had. So much for that counterpunch, eh?
And how about the intense overreaction to ABC's soon-to-air mini-series "Path to 9/11?" It would seem that the whole Clinton Armada have mobilized, while Harry Reid and Dick Durbin (and indeed the Democratic Party) have piled onto Disney President Robert Iger to cancel his "misleading 9/11 miniseries" (with this letter).
Check out Amy Proctor's excellent article "Clinton Tries to Censor 'Path to 9/11'" to get the full scoop on this nonsense. Predictably, the new owners of the Democratic Party - MoveOn.org - have posted a petition to Mr. Iger on their dubious website.
Umm, aren't the Democrats supposed to be the champions of civil rights - like Freedom of Speech? (Well, except for Freedom of Religion and the Right to Bear Arms, anyway).
This has served to show the Democrats for the paranoid and wishy-washy party that they have become - and at a time when they would have us believe that they can "change course" and "make a stronger America." Given their duplicity, misplaced outrage and utter lack of any kind of plan (other than appeasement, retreat, and maybe impeachment), we simply can't take that chance.
Speaking of two-faced Democrats, visit this awesome feature - "Then and Now: Democrat Hypocrisy on Intelligence" - on GOP.com
-Hat Tip: Texas Rainmaker
Trackback: Michelle Malkin
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Democrats Stupefied by Bush's Bombshell Speech
Today, President Bush played one of the finest hands since his ascension to the Executive Job in the Fall of 2002 against the screeching, heel-nipping Democrats: He admitted to a program involving secret CIA detentions and interrogations overseas of a veritable rogues' gallery of 14 key (suspected) terrorists . Taken by itself, this revelation is a Democratic wet-dream, repleat with the commensurate moans and groans since the "shocking" leaks earlier this year concerning this secret program (and any confirmation or denial of this was consistently avoided by the White House).
Many folks simply can't believe he went there. But wait! President Bush does not rest on those dubious laurels without some diabolically clever afterthoughts - in which he:
Basically, in doing this he has called out the Democrats to either put up or shut up in the War on Terror. According to Mario at The Corner:
- Listed many of the terrorist players and plots uncovered with this program
- Illustrated the chain of intelligence gleaned from this program
- Scolded the SCOTUS and Democrats for weakening our ability to fight terrorists
- Called for Congress to expedite a bill to authorize prosecution of these individuals by Military Commission for War Crimes
- Called for Congress to clearly define "permissable interrogation" practices
- Praised the military, CIA and other civilians involved in this and other intelligence programs
"Taken as a whole, the President's maneuver today turned the political tables completely around. He stole the terms of debate from the Democrats, and rewrote them, all in a single speech. It will be delightful to watch in coming days and hours as bewildered Democrats try to understand what just hit them, and then sort through the rubble of their anti-Bush national security strategy to see what, if anything, remains."
All of this just days before the fifth anniversary of this country's worst nightmare on 9-11-01, and just two months shy of the mid-term elections where his fellow Republicans stand to lose the House and, possibly, the Senate.
The following are just some of the terrorist plots that were exposed and foiled by these interrogations:
These 14 Terror suspects are now at the Guantanamo Bay prison. They should literally thank God for that.
- The 2002 Arabian Gulf Shipping Plot
- The West Coast Airliner Plot of 2002
- The 2003 Karachi Plot
- The Heathrow Airport Plot of 2003
- The UK Urban Targets Plot of 2004
You can bet over the coming weeks these issues regarding alleged torture of suspects during interrogations will be debated, sliced and diced by the Democrats. These are the same folks who would like for you to believe that the robust U.S. economy is in a shamble.
To read the Summary of the High Value Terrorist Detainee Program, click here.
Monday, September 04, 2006
Kofi Annan - Dumbass Of The Week (DOTW)
"Don't ya just love this guy? Here is the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who couldn't be clearer about his hatred of the United States if he were to throw excrement out of the windows of his lush U.N. office onto the New York City streets below.
Read Full Article at Timmer's Dumbass Of The Week!