Monday, November 01, 2004

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Friday, October 29, 2004

Special Advisory #1

The surprise will be here Monday, right on time. I really do hope you like it. See you then.


Special Advisory #2

I said several months ago that if we were going to have another terrorist attack, it would occur around two days. If they were going to release a bio-agent, it would have been around the 10th of October, to give time for it to bloom before election day. If we are going to have a chemical or nuclear attack, it will be on Halloween. That weekend is now here.

Just for the occasion, a tape has surfaced making such claims. CIA, FBI AUTHENTICATE NEW QAEDA TERROR TAPE; ABCNEWS EXECUTIVES CONSIDER POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF AIRING. Actually, ABC has already aired it Thursday night to my knowledge (I was wargaming at the time).

It makes the standard terrorist threats, but after the Madrid train bombings and their result, this one cannot be ignored. Cross your fingers and keep your emergency kit handy.


More on the Kerry-Hanoi connection

Here's some more documentation: Another document ties Kerry to Hanoi: 3rd Vietnamese communist paper discovered in archive.

It seems that more and more evidence is coming out that describes Kerry as a traitor to the United States. It's sad, really, that he thought he was doing the right thing. He wasn't, of course, because he swore and oath to uphold the Constitution and he violated that oath.

It's funny how Liberals can violate their oaths when they feel they have a "higher duty" to some ideal, usually made up to give them comfort and a reason to violate the oath. A true person is careful about the oaths they take, and adhere to them no matter the personal cost.


Let Kerry govern? I think not

This article, A Plea for Democracy, calls for peace and civility should Senator Kerry win the Presidency.

I think not.

The man is a documented traitor, who gave aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. He operated under their instructions and was instrumental in the US losing the war in Vietnam. He also received a less-than-honorable discharge from the Navy. Both of these actions disqualify him from holding the office, and I for one intend not to let up on this issue if he should be elected.

This man would refuse to react to a terrorist attack if our "allies" didn't want us to (and they don't). If he did react, he would treat it as a law-enforcement issue, which we have seen is a useless tactic. Terrorists who are willing to give their lives aren't afraid of a little jail time.

Heaven help us if he should be elected.


Thursday, October 28, 2004

Thought for the day

Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.


A lesson to learn

I found this post on LiveJournal the other night, and I wanted to share it with you.

It describes the tribulation a young person went through when he opened his keyboard without regard for the consequences.

He has deleted the original post, but evidently he offered some rather disparaging things towards President Bush and the Patriot Act. He apparently suggested/offered/asked for a violent solution to his problem to befall the President. Details are hazy.

Anyway, someone who doesn't like this person turned him into the FBI, and this young person and his family received a visit from the Secret Service.

While the meeting was nice and it was obvious from the start that this young person was no threat, he now has an FBI file on him.

This just goes to show you that actions have consequences, and this will have life-long ramifications. Anybody that does a background check on him will likely discover the file and the reason for the file. This could lead to denial of things, like a CCW permit, or a good paying executive job.

This is a classic case of "keep your words light and sweet, you never know when you might have to eat them."

If you read my blog, you will never find an instance where I have wished or promised anything bad befall anybody. It's not that I am a non-violent person, push my buttons the right way and I'll beat the crap out of you. But I know the line he crossed and I refuse to cross it. Violence is reserved for only the situations where violence is necessary, and anything that I put on this blog is not necessary for violence.


Things that make you go "Hmmm"

It turns out that not only did Kerry's "380 tons" was moved before the war, it was moved by Soviet troops. Russia tied to Iraq's missing arms.
Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 U.S. military operation, The Washington Times has learned.
Hmmm. You know, we always guessed that Iraqs missing WMD's were in Syria, this is one more piece of evidence that we were right. The question is, what do we do about it?

This certainly presents some interesting options for whoever wins on Tuesday. Do we go in and get them, do we blow them up with airstrikes, do we say, "Give them to us PLEASE?"

Russia was covering their own ass when they did this, and I can fault them for it because they should have known that they would eventually be presented with the photographic evidence of their hand in the cookie jar. That day is here.

The question is, what are we going to do about it? Vote on Tuesday to decide.


Sign the form, Senator Kerry

I'm going to keep pounding on this issue. Why Won’t Kerry Release Military Record?

He hasn't (and likely never will) sign his SF 180, fully releasing his military record. Certainly the MSM will never press him on this issue, simply because they are giving him considerations that they would never give President Bush (you did read "the memo", right?). The MSM would rather beat a dead horse of the Presidents boring military records than call for Senator Kerrys fireworks filled records.

We have already been able to surmise that he is a deserter (didn't attend drills while in the Reserves) and received some kind of Less Than Honorable Discharge. Documents have also surfaced that he acted at the behest of the Communist North Vietnamese government while part of VVAW. Evidence has come out that his famous "war crimes" speech was written by the North Vietnamese.

This is a man that 46% of the country wants to put into office.

I have been asking those who are not voting for Kerry but voting against Bush, "What if Kerry's worse than Bush?" I have yet to get a coherent answer.


Loss of common sense and coherent thought

Only in our public school system. The World Becomes Ever More Bizarre.
Item 1. A Washington State school district canceled its annual Halloween celebration because it’s disrespectful to real witches. "Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion and so we want to be respectful of that," said Puyallup School District spokeswoman Karen Hansen.
You want to be respectful of Wiccans, you teach the tenets of Islam including Jihad, but you persecute Christianity like you were the Turks during the Ottoman Invasion. I guess the sense in this is that it makes no sense.
Item 2. The City of Oakland, California has stopped setting up roadblocks to check whether drivers are under the influence because of a rash of complaints from the Latino community. It seems the DUI checkpoints are trapping more than drunks. Apparently they have ensnared dozens of illegal aliens who are not licensed to drive "yet otherwise obey the law."
I'm sorry, but people who are murderers also "yet otherwise obey the law," so why aren't they let loose? And the further point that the police are notifying Latinos of roadblocks is simply ludicrous.

It seems nobody wants to do anything about the illegal immigration problem. Oh, sure, you hear about "big" busts here and there, but these illegals are like a field mouse you find in your house. You take him outside to let him go and you'll more than likely find he's beat you back to your house. We drop these people off at the border and there back in the States the next day.

I have some ideas, but they wouldn't be very popular, especially with the Mexicans. They would probably cause other problems as well, which is why I won't go into details with them.

Why is common sense rare anymore?


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Kerry the documented traitor

A new document has surfaced, this one documenting that Kerry actively worked with the Communist North Vietnamese. Discovered papers:Hanoi directed Kerry

I think the starting paragraphs says it all:
The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily.

One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended.
Read it and make your own decision.


Immigration and voting

Michelle Malkin has a wonderful new piece, The Illegal Alien Swing Vote.
The right to vote is precious, the politicians preach. Our democracy hangs in the balance, the pundits screech.

Yes, but if we all value the sanctity of the voting process so highly, why is it that I've never once been asked to produce identification of any kind in the 16 years I've been a voter, from Ohio to California to Washington state to Maryland?

And why is it that we can't protect our elections from people who have no right to vote, no right to be here, and no right to undermine our safety or sovereignty?
What we need to do is tighten up our identification card procedures and use them to positively identify the person before they vote. Linking the identification databases along with the voter rolls is a small technical hurdle considering both are already computerized.

We need to limit our voter rolls to citizens, and one citizen one vote.


The problem in the schools

While I hold the teachers up to a high standard to teach, not babysit our children, the students themselves are also largely responsible for their performance. Here's Boortz on this:

I was perusing the Naples Daily News on line yesterday and came across a story about some woman whining because her son got a C in English instead of a B. His overall score was 79.8. Diane High says that the grading system is not "beneficial to our children." She's also afraid that the C score will affect her child's chances of getting into honors classes when he goes to high school next year. She says "He's an A student."

Lady ... your kid isn't an A student. He just got a 79.8 in English in today's generally dumbed-down schools. That's not an A, and it wasn't a B when I was going to school either. If I remember my days at Pensacola High I believe I had to get close to an 85 before a B showed up on my report card. Giving an unearned grade to your child would not be beneficial, as you put it. But I'll tell you what would be beneficial. Instead of showing your child that you'll rush to his defense when he slacks off and gets a merely average score in a subject, yank his Play Station away and lock his butt in his bedroom for a few hours of after-school hard-core studying until those grades come up.

And quit whining. If you really gave a flying damn about your kids education you wouldn't have him in a government school in the first place.
While a lot of people don't have a choice as to public vs. private school, that doesn't mean the parents can't help out and teach their children after school as well.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

This is a bad idea

Ending Voter Fraud, especially in this troubling election, sounds like a good idea. But the execution leaves much to be desired.

This thought actually occurred to me the other day, but I dismissed it as unworkable and still cheatable. Short of a National ID card with biometrics and a digital thumbprint cross-referenced with everybody else's (and even then), there is no way that an open ballot would fix the problem.

In fact, it would invite more. We have seen vandalism and shots fired at Republican HQ's in various states. It is not a large stretch of the imagination for voter rolls of who voted for what candidate made available to these violent people to target those who don't agree with them. This is a very bad idea.

Merely enforcing some kind of picture ID with an address, and then using mapping software to verify the addresses would solve many of the voter fraud problems we have today. It's a simple solution to a complex problem, and the best you're going to get without throwing the baby out with the bath water.

This is one of those ideas that sound good rather than a good, sound idea.


The wrong things for the wrong reasons

TechCentralStation has an interesting article on the Law of Unintended Consequences. The Media's Shrinking Free-Speech Zone.

The Media has always had a lot of room to maneuver because of the Free Press part of the First Amendment. But with the airing of Stolen Valor, it seems that a back door has been opened.

By attacking Sinclair Broadcasting through their corporate side to get at the free speech part, a rather disturbing precedent has been set.

It shows that if you attack and threaten the corporation, you can affect the decisions they make about exercising their free speech.

The DNC, by complaining to the FEC, has in fact muzzled the free speech of Sinclair. If the precedent is set, then anybody can complain about partisan leanings in any network, and just might get away with it.

This is very bad news. I would rather have a partisan press playing politics then find a way to stifle them. Because people I do listen to (Glenn Beck, Rush, Sean, et. al.) would be next on the list. And believe me, they would be on the top of any Liberals list. To stifle anybodies voice is a bad thing.

Which is why I was against CFR from the beginning.


Degenerating Television

Dr. Laura has an excellent article on the degradation that Television has slipped into, 'Reality' TV is Child Abuse.
For the life of me I can't figure out how the title "Reality Television" came into being as a description of the sick, exploitive, vulgar, humiliating, dangerous, and often cruel programming gimmicks masquerading as entertainment.
I can. It started with the talk shows like Montel, Rikki Lake, et. al. These shows where people come on and bare their souls and their problems. Some shows like Montel help those who come on and raise the awareness of the audience. But it leads to other shows, each of which push the envelope a little farther. Then you have The Jerry Springer Show and it's Katy bar the door. I can feel my brain melting whenever I watch that show.

It is precisely these shows that give us a vicarious look into other peoples lives that intrigue us. And the more outrageous, the better.

I am ashamed to see this happening today. I believe Television is not a reflection, but a precursor to our society today. It will take years, and possibly ratings, but we can shift our culture back to a more moral time.


Monday, October 25, 2004

The surprise is almost here!

Well, work is progressing quite nicely on my surprise to you, and I plan on unveiling it next Monday. I was going to wait until the first of the year, but this is just as good of a time, if not better.

Without revealing too much, this is going to be a big step up for me. I have a couple of friends onboard as a reality check to make sure I'm not screwing it up. I look forward to having all of you tell me what you think about it after it's been unveiled.

I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.

View it for yourself

A while back I asked someone who was in a market to see "Stolen Valor" to record it and send me a tape. Well, the truncated version wasn't much to see from what I understand.

The good news is you can view the whole thing by following this link. It goes to a message board with the direct link to either dial-up or broadband connections.

I have yet to see it, I've been a little busy with my surprise, but I do plan on watching it this week.


The disaster that could befall us

I found this, Kerry Could Bring Armageddon and I wanted to share it with you.

History is replete with "what if's" and such that you almost wish you had a time machine to change the past. But there are times when it is obvious and you don't have to guess about yesterdays "what if's" because it is not to yesterday yet.

We stand on a precipice, and looking into it we can see our future as clearly as we have ever been able to do. To not take the proper path today, as shown by our mistakes in the past, will have dire consequences tomorrow.
If we do not continue the fight against the terrorists in Iraq, sometime in the future we will have to confront a much more deadly enemy. If John Kerry is elected and he retreats from the offensive, the terrorists will be emboldened. At some point in the future a nuclear device will be detonated in our country and millions will die. At that point our only alternative may be to wipe several countries off the face of the earth. Armageddon could occur due to a failure to act now. These things could happen anyway, but they will happen if we do not go after terrorists where they are and go after the countries that harbor them. This election is about life and death. A few die to protect us now or millions die later.
And to keep things in perspective, for every soldier killed to protect our way of life, 40 die on our roads and highways in vehicle crashes, about 20 of them alcohol related. That's 40 men, women and children who's lives were wasted.

While the Left argues that the combat deaths are wasted, I beg to differ. As long as we can keep the terrorists busy in Iraq, they are not here in America. That alone is worth the cost.


Kerry and the Second Amendment

I would like to point out this article, Kerry and guns, and take a moment to go over this important subject.

Kerry may be an avid hunter, but the SA is more than just about hunting. It's about a lot more than that.

In 1787 when the Constitution was being written, these men were fresh from a war of Independence. They had faced a brutal government and did not want themselves or their children to suffer a similar fate. Which is why the Articles of Confederation were drawn before the Constitution, but the Articles were too week and failed miserably.

The Bill of Rights was drawn up separately because at first the Founding Fathers thought that the Constitution was clear enough on these points, but after the Constitution was ratified, they decided to put them in just to make it clear. The Second Amendment is one of those assumed freedoms.

They won their independence by force of arms, and the Founding Fathers never wanted to see a disarmed American. Not only for national defense, but to again overthrow a brutal government that did not respect the rights and freedoms of the American Citizen. They wanted the average citizen to be as well armed as any standing Infantryman. While we are not armed to that standard today, any group meaning us harm (Federal troops, invading army or rioters) who invade the wrong area will certainly get their moneys worth if they want to win.

The Second Amendment is not about hunting. It's about survival. If you don't want to survive, then leave it alone to those of us who do.


Friday, October 22, 2004

Battle Report

You know, after posting all of that stuff about being a General yesterday, I feel pretty dumb. The short story is I lost.

I went up against orks again, and got beat fair and square. He brought a Basilisk, which is an artillery piece that can reach anywhere on the board. In a game that is measured in inches, it has a range of 10 FEET.

His Basilisk did major damage to two of my squads. I tried taking it out with my Land Speeder, but he kept it stunned (unable to move or fire) for three turns. On the right flank, he destroyed my Dreadnought on the first turn, the only thing that could have hurt his 'ard boyz. He collapsed my right flank, and I collapsed his. But over all, he did way more damage to me than I did to him.

Next week is going to be a bear, as I can't take any Dreadnoughts with me. Not to mention I go up against my son. He's doing pretty good, while I have a 2-1 record, he's got a 1-1-1 and he's accumulating more points than I am.


The difference is important

A remark from Cox and Forkum:
The American system is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. A democracy, if you attach meaning to terms, is a system of unlimited majority rule; the classic example is ancient Athens. And the symbol of it is the fate of Socrates, who was put to death legally, because the majority didn't like what he was saying, although he had initiated no force and had violated no one's rights.

Democracy, in short, is a form of collectivism, which denies the individual rights: the majority can do whatever it wants with no restrictions. In principle, the democratic government is all-powerful. Democracy is a totalitarian manifestation; it is not a form of freedom...

The American system is a constitutionally limited republic, restricted to the protection of individual rights. In such a system, majority rule is applicable only to lesser details, such as the selection of certain personnel. But the majority has no say over the basic principles governing the government. It has no power to ask for or gain the infringement of individual rights.

(from The Ayn Rand Lexicon, edited by Harry Binswanger)
We talk about the United States being a Democracy, when it is the farthest thing from the truth. A true Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch...

Our basic freedoms in the Bill of Rights were put in there because our Forefathers wanted to make clear what they meant. They thought these things were clear in society already, but they realized that they needed to be spelled out in such a place that they can never be threatened again. The process needed to change the Constitution is set to an insanely high degree on purpose, so as to protect those rights from mere mob rule. There has to be a consensus from 2/3rds of the Congress and 2/3rds of the states to change the Constitution.

And so it should be.


Kerry should be concerned

Senator Kerry's minions are pulling out all of the stops to prevent Sinclair Broadcasting from showing "Stolen Honor." And it appears to be at least partly successful.

Here's why. Why Kerry Fears 'Stolen Honor'
For starters, "Stolen Honor" offers a compelling indictment of John Kerry as a man and as an American. This is powerful stuff. Any reasonable, independent American would likely be swayed by it.

This election could be so close that every vote will count. Kerry has to pay attention to what Sinclair will air in battleground states where it has stations, places like Charleston, W.V.; Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa, Fla.

Kerry cannot risk this.
He cannot risk it because his entire campaign rests on obfuscation of the facts. While he touts he is a Vietnam war hero, he doesn't want you to know about his Less Than Honorable Discharge from the Navy. He hardly talks about his 20 years in the Senate, because he has absolutely nothing he can stand on there. He wanted to cut military spending, increase taxes and not much else. He never talks about his stint as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, simply because that is the most Liberal state in the Union.

Senator Kerry is relying on tap dancing and hoping you don't see the real him behind the curtain. You cannot trust this man with any power.


Reasons to vote for, not against

I must admit, it is harder to vote for somebody than it is to vote against his opponent. You always feel you are voting for the lesser of two evils.

But don't look at it that way.

You should pick a candidate that best fits you as a whole. You will never be 100% in agreement with any candidate, unless you are the one running. Always keep that in mind.

With that being said, here is an endorsement: Why I'm voting for Bush.
WHEN TERRORISTS attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush had to decide how to respond.

He could have treated the attacks as if they were a crime and appealed to the United Nations to help apprehend and punish al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan.

Instead, Bush chose to send U.S. troops to hunt down al Qaeda and oust the Taliban regime that protected the terrorist group, even as the anti-war left accused him of killing innocent Afghans in an act of misguided vengeance.

Today, Afghanistan is a democracy. Women participated in the country's first direct presidential election. Iraq is about to hold an election, and Libya has begun disarming its nuclear weapons.
Changes, positive changes have come about from the actions of this man. He took decisive action, and in this post 9/11 world, that is what is needed. If you hem and haw around about nuances, you will be dead, or at least thousands of your countrymen will be.

The United Nations is worthless. It has not ever acted in any substantial way unless the United States was involved, leading the way. It cannot do so even if it wanted. Oh, sure, it can send some French or Ghanaian troops to some part of Africa, but they are just laughed at by the locals as they use the blue berets for target practice. And the "peacekeepers" are limited to how much force they can use back. They may only fire one bullet back for every bullet fired at them. It makes sense, just not to me.

Let's keep this guy around a while longer. 9/11 proved he is the right man in the right place, at the right time.


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