Friday, December 30, 2005
So I called in and got on the air with one of my hundreds of thoughts on this subject. Mine was for President Bush to continue to use his newly discovered backbone to take the fight to the liberals on the war, the intelligence, and the economy. Since he's started on the offensive and abandoned the 'oh we don't want to fight' policy, his poll numbers have increased and the Dems/Libs have had to resort to other whining. But I thought that since I didn't get to talk about the rest of my resolutions, I'd post them here:
Michael Moore: Cut down my usual meal to only 5 hamburgers, 2 chickens and go buy a razor.
Hillary Clinton: Realize that I'm not nearly as good a politician as Bill is and as a result I may actually have to pick an opinion and run with it.
Barbara Streisand: Go down to Walmart and purchase myself an economy-sized box of Clue.
Alec Baldwin and the rest of the left-wing moonbats in Hollyweird: Ditto
Cindy Sheehan: Honor the memory of my son and shut the hell up.
Lincoln Chafee, Olympia Snowe and the rest of the spineless Republicans who only pretend to be conservative when they're running for re-election: FINALLY change that R next to my name to a D as everyone has suspected all along
Jesse Jackson, Louis Farakhan, Al Sharpton and the rest of the race baiting 'leadership' of black America: Finally realize that the majority of black America does not actually share their views of the world. The majority of black America is anti-abortion, anti-crime, and pro-economic growth and actually shares more in common with Republicans than Democrats. Stop treating intelligent blacks like Michael Steele, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, et al, like traitors to thier race.
Vincente Fox: Realize that my country sucks and that I need to do something to actually make my people want to stay, rather than flee over the border.
Jacques Chirac: Ditto
The American People: Realize that as we continue to by cheap, crappy products from China, we continue to export American jobs and with those American jobs, our future. Start looking on the packaging and buying stuff that's made in the USA when you get the chance. The job you save, may be yours.
And for me? Try to be a bit more opinionated, try to post here at least once a week, and try to slap around libs every opportunity I get!
Happy New Year.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Not only that, but it was reported IN the New York Times on November 7, 1982, by David Burnham.
Now, if a simpleton like me can find this information, don't you think that before these people write articles that put the intelligence community on trial, as well as our president, in addition to putting national security at risk, should do a bit of research before accusing our president of breaking the law?
Monday, December 19, 2005
And apparently his next study will be to prove that Santa's sleigh really doesn't fly, but rather glides over the snow.
I can't believe that this guy actually wasted his time trying to 'prove' the bias. Heck, all you have to do is read the papers, or even better, watch a speech by the president and then listen to the ANALysts tell us what he said afterward. The spin they put on his words are amazing.
This was published in the UCLA student media, so I'm sure it'll be attacked as innaccurate within seconds....but it's good to see it out there anyway.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Well, now comes a report from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals that race was not a factor in deaths from Katrina. White people actually made up a higher percentage of deaths than black.
Census information shows that white people make up about 28% of the population of New Orleans. However, 42% of the deaths that resulted from Katrina were white people. I'm sure we'll have David Duke on the TV soon demanding an investigation into why it was that George Bush blew up the levees and have some idiot like Alec Baldwin on TV saying "George Bush doesn't care about white people"....
No wait, that's only stupid liberals that say idiotic stuff like that.
Anyway, read the info here and educate yourself. Nothing pisses off a liberal more than someone who actually knows what they're talking about and can refute their bullsh__ with actual numbers and facts. Everyone knows that facts are a liberals worst enemy.
And Google sucks.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
I personally would like to thank these families for their sacrifice and offer my condolences. Their loss is something that we all as a country share, but we will be better for it.
A picture is worth 1000 words, and honestly, I have nothing more to add.
Except Google sucks.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
The amusing thing about this isn't necessarily that a gang founder/member got executed. It's that it took 24 friggin years to put him down. While he and his supporters filed appeal after appeal after appeal, we had to foot the bill to house him and feed him. He maintained his innocence to the end, which I find horribly ironic. Let's see, you'll take responsibility for founding the gang, you'll accept the fact that drive-by's were basically INVENTED by you, but yet, you won't accept responsibility for murders that a number of witnesses saw you commit as well as you had bragged about to other witnesses.
Granted, had Tookie not been put in prison, his lifespan probably would have been considerably shorter. I mean, the average gang member doesn't last until he's 30, so Tookie should actually be thankful that he got to 52, even though 24 years of that time was spent in San Quentin.
Now they're saying that riots will happen in LA. Well, that'll just help support idea held by everyone who lives outside of LA and everyone who ISN'T a media-type that LA is basically a 3rd world country within the US, and should probably have a 20 foot wall built around it to keep the animals in. Feel free to riot and burn your own stuff....again...for the third or fourth time in the last 10 years. Idiots.
You're welcome Took....and see you in hell.
And Google sucks.
Monday, December 12, 2005
I will post more details later, but to clear up one thing on the rumor mill, it wasn't because of this blog. While I don't plan on going into gory detail, at least not until January 25, when my severance package expires, I'd like to thank the little pissant fags (you who know who you are) that for some reason think that the best way to get ahead is to give head. Literally, or figuratively. Apparently it's the Christian thing to do, fuck someone who doesn't necessarily share your worldview, or workview for that matter, even when it's none of your fucking business. It's cool. Karma has a way of getting back to you. And I guarantee, that it will.
More later. And Google sucks.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
The mission of the military is victory. Plain and simple. There's no halfway to it. Either you're with the program, or you're not. You can't support the troops, but demand that they quit doing what they're doing. They're in Iraq to provide security until the Iraqi people can do that for themselves. For John Kerry to criticize the president, criticize our being in Iraq and demand for a pullout, and then say that he's concerned about troop safety is complete and typical bullsnot, fully expected from an uppity northeastern liberal who thinks he's better than everyone else and who likes to portray himself as a hero, even though he's an utter scumbag. For him to provide comfort to the enemy like this is nothing short of treason.
Next time Kerry is in a public forum, someone needs to shout out to him why it is that he's calling our troops terrorists, kicking in doors, terrorizing the Iraqi people. He's a liar, a con-man, and a squanderer of other peoples wealth.
Whored Dean is another scumbag out there, whining about how the US will never win in Iraq and how it's a lot like Vietnam.
Yep, it is like Vietnam, Whored.....a bunch of scumbag hippie types like yourself whining and pissing and moaning, loving it when a bunch of Americans get killed because then you can point to the president in indignant self-righteousness and say "See? We're right", and hoping that it helps you politically.
Screw you Commucratic anti-American idiots. You should be ashamed of yourself, and shouldn't even call yourself Americans.
Oh yeah, and Google Sucks.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Fiction: George Bush is dumb
Fact: While I think anyone who allows Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, DICK Durbin, Louis Farakhan, Ray Nagin, Barbara Streisand et al, to remain above room temperature after the multitude of lies they've screamed is obviously someone who doesn't have it all together, I don't necessarily think that it's due to intelligence. Perhaps he doesn't believe in the same justice as I do. I believe in meting out your justice right there. When someone wrongs you, you take care of it and discourage further issues. I think that W believes that people who are so horribly dishonest will get their due in the final judgement, when they have to stand in front of God and explain why they were such liars. In addition, I think that he also respects the office of the President too much to have a 'he-said, she-said' contest from there. In addition, an pretty interesting analysis of this takes place here.
You don't get a B- average at Yale being a dumb guy. You'd think Americans would get tired of this ignorance eventually, but unfortunately there are a lot of people out there who get their news from John Stewart and other comedians, rather than actually enlightening themselve and doing a little something called READING.
Fiction: We're losing in Iraq
Fact: While every death and explosion is written about in the New York Times in bloody, gory detail, the fact that electricity is being run to areas that never had it, water is flowing to areas where it was spotty at best, and schools are being built all over the country seems to be completely overlooked. Yes, it's still a dangerous country where an American can be abducted if they don't watch what they're doing, but name a country in the Middle East where that isn't the case (Israel doesn't count). The only difference is that Iraq is where the majority of the terrorists are AT and thus that's where the abductions are taking place. It's almost like the Grateful Dead tours (to speak to you hippie types)...you go where the concert is right? Well, the terrorists go where the Americans are, where they have the opportunity to fight against Americans and kill them. That happens to be Iraq and Afghanistan. But since Iraq has a better infrastructure than Afghanistan, they go there, because even idiot terrorists want their creature comforts like cell phones, flushing toilets, and the like. But speaking of Afghanistan, where's the stories about girls going to school for the first time in their lives there? Where's the stories about how we've made inroads into reducing the poppy production there and also built a ton of infrastructure? Oh, it doesn't make America look bad? We're not going to see it in the NYT or other mass media.
Fiction: George Bush doesn't care about black people (thank you Kanye West you moron)
Fact: George Bush has put more black people and people of other races in higher positions than any president in history. Bill Clinton's supporters liked to speak of him as the nations first 'black' president. Well, he must have respected his fellow blacks a lot to appoint them to such high positions as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor...oh wait, no that was George Bush. Well, how about appointing a hispanic to Attorney General, surely Clinton would have done that to cater to the hispanic vote. Nope, again, that was W. Women? Any love for them? Well, we already know how much Clinton 'respects' women, but at least he did appoint women to Atty General and Secretary of State...if you can truly call Janet Reno and Madeline Albright women. I prefer to continue with my thought that they're both just really ugly old guys who just couldn't live as men any longer. This leads to my next point:
Fiction: George Bush is at fault for the poor response to hurricane Katrina
Fact: The mayor didn't request help and in fact left 2000 school buses that could have been used to evacuate people sitting in a parking lot. The governor didn't request the federal government (the President can't just go in, there's laws against that and unlike his predecessor, George Bush respects the rule of law) help until well after it was too late. She also didn't place the National Guard in the appropriate spots in order to quickly respond to looting etc. Why weren't these stories told? Oh, because both are DEMONcrats and it would make the party look like the incompetent, bumbling boobs that they are.
So, there's just a bit of the game, Fact vs Fiction. I'm sure I'll have more...when the spirit hits me. Until then, GOOGLE sucks.
Monday, November 21, 2005
But, I did finally get a response to my email to them. Today. That'd be ten (10) days after the original email. In addition to the piss poor response time, their answer was almost word-for-word exactly what it was last year. But the biggest problem with their answer? They actually DID a special logo for their servers outside of the US:
This is in reference to the following poem:
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
So I'm not sure exactly WTF is wrong with Google, whether it's a situation where one hand has no idea what the other is doing, but apparently Canadian and British veterans are just fine to salute on Veterans Day, but American Veterans aren't worth the time. That's the only thing I can come up with, and I welcome any idiot employee of Google to challenge my thinking on that.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Google decorates their home page for every holiday known to man, including some off-the-wall ones, like Kwanzaa and the celebration of certain individuals birthdays like Einstein and DaVinci. While I don't mind this, you'd think that they'd celebrate the people who have given them the freedom to make the ungodly amount of money that they have made, and given them the freedom to do what they want.
Especially considering Sergey Brinn, one of the co-founders of Google left the Soviet Union to come to this great country to make his billions.
I noticed this last year and emailed their public relations department. I received the following reply:
Thank you for your note. We're glad that you appreciate Google's holiday logos and would like to explain why we didn't post one for Veterans day this year. Please be assured that the decision whether to display a special logo for a holiday does not reflect any judgment on our part about the holiday itself.My response to them was simple. Merely post the logos for the four major services, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy, and be done with it. A simple design, but still shows respect. Another symbol could have been the rifle, muzzle in the ground with the helmet on the butt of the rifle, with the boots in front of it. That is a symbolic gesture, honoring dead soldiers and Marines. But did they take any suggestions? Nope.
Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature. If we were to commemorate Veterans Day, we would want to express reverence, rather than mirth. This would be a particularly challenging design. We would not want to, in any way, create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful. In light of the mail we've received about this, we're actively considering designs we could display on this day next year. We welcome any suggestions you may have.
Bottom line, I'll be looking for another host for my blog, as Blogger is owned by Google. I'll also be removing the Google tool bar from my browser. If they're going to be ungrateful cowards, they can do it without me.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready." Mr. Whiting replied, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show my passport"
"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France!"
The American senior gave the French custom officer a long hard look. Then he quietly explained: "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any god damn Frenchmen to show it to!"
Thursday, November 10, 2005
This year I'm posting it here, but I'm not going to encourage you to thank anyone. The way I figure it, if you're too stupid to understand how much you owe to the people who've fought and died for your country, perhaps you should thank Cindy Sheehan, Al Sharpton, Howard Dean, Al Franken or the rest of the idiots who are working so hard to tear this country apart.
As for me, I'll fly my flag, salute my veterans, and thank anyone who remotely resembles a vet.
Happy pre Veterans Day.
And if you want to see something that should get you choked up, if you have any patriotism at all, be sure and check out http://www.managedmusic.com/beforeyougo.html
It's too bad they didn't have it professionally sung and arranged by someone, but it gets the point across.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Things I have noticed while watching media coverage of the recent hurricanes.
Texas: Productive industrious state run by Republicans.
Louisiana: Government dependent welfare state, run by Democrats.
Texas: Residents take responsibility to protect and evacuate themselves.
Louisiana: Residents wait for government to protect and evacuate them.
Texas: Local and state officials take responsibility for protecting their citizens and property.
Louisiana: Local and state officials blame federal government for not protecting their citizens and property.
Texas: Command and control remains in place to preserve order.
Louisiana: Command and control collapses allowing lawlessness.
Texas: Law enforcement officers remain on duty to protect city.
Louisiana: Law enforcement officers desert their posts to protect themselves.
Texas: Local police watch for looting.
Louisiana: Local police participate in looting.
Texas: Law and order remains in control, 8 looters tried it, 8 looters arrested.
Louisiana: Anarchy and lawlessness breaks out, looters take over city, no arrests, and criminals with guns have to be shot by federal troops.
Texas: Considerable damage caused by hurricane.
Louisiana: Considerable damage caused by looters.
Texas: Flood barriers hold preventing cities from flooding.
Louisiana: Flood barriers fail due to lack of maintenance allowing city to flood.
Texas: Orderly evacuation away from threatened areas, few remain.
Louisiana: 25,000 fail to evacuate, are relocated to another flooded area.
Texas: Citizens evacuate with personal 3 day supply of food and water.
Louisiana: Citizens fail to evacuate with 3 day supply of food and water, do without it for the next 4 days.
Texas: FEMA brings in tons of food and water for evacuees. State officials provide accessible distribution points.
Louisiana: FEMA brings in tons of food and water for evacuees. State officials prevent citizens from reaching distribution points and vice versa.
Louisiana: Media focuses on poor blacks in need of assistance, blames Bush.
Texas: Media can’t find poor blacks in need of assistance, looking for something else to blame on Bush.
14. Texas: Coastal cities suffer some infrastructure damage, Mayors tell residents to stay away until ready for repopulation, no interference from federal officials.
Louisiana: New Orleans is destroyed, Mayor asks residents to return home as another hurricane approaches, has to be overruled by federal officials.
Louisiana: Over 400 killed by storm, flooding and crime.
Texas: 24 killed in bus accident on highway during evacuation, no storm related deaths.
Texas: Jailed prisoners are relocated to other detention facilities outside the storm area.
Louisiana: Jailed prisoners are set free to prey on city shops, residents, and homes.
Texas: Local and state officials work with FEMA and Red Cross in recovery operations.
Louisiana: Local and state officials obstruct FEMA and Red Cross from aiding in recovery operations.
Texas: Local and state officials demonstrate leadership in managing disaster areas.
Louisiana: Local and state officials fail to demonstrate leadership, require federal government to manage disaster areas.
Texas: Fuel deliveries can't keep up with demand, some run out of gas on highway, need help from fuel tankers before storm arrives.
Louisiana: Motorists wait till storm hits and electrical power fails. Cars run out of gas at gas stations that can’t pump gas. Gas in underground tanks mixes with flood waters.
Texas: Mayors move citizens out of danger.
Louisiana: Mayor moves himself and family to Dallas.
Texas: Mayors continue public service announcements and updates on television with Governor's backing and support.
Louisiana: Mayor cusses, governor cries, senator threatens president with violence on television, none of them have a clue what went wrong or who's responsible.
Louisiana: Democratic Senator says FEMA was slow in responding to 911 calls from Louisiana citizens.
Texas: Republican Senator says "when you call 911, the phone doesn't ring in Washington, it rings here at the local responders".
What if state and local elected officials were forced to depend on themselves and their own resources instead of calling for help from the federal government?
Texas: Cities would be back, up and running in a few days.
Louisiana: Cities would still be under water for several more month’s.
Republicans call for action, Democrats call for help. And now Louisiana says that they can't even pony up their share of the payment for the cleanup? Federal law says that they have to pay for at least 10% of the total cost of the cleanup, and according to an article in USA Today (horrible paper, by the way), the governor of LA says they can't do it. Worthless.
Activist: Exterminate White PeopleBlack Raleigh activist says on C-SPAN
By Jon SandersOctober 21, 2005
RALEIGH — A Raleigh activist and bookstore owner told a panel at Howard University Law School on Oct. 14 that the solution to many of the problems faced by black people is the extermination of “white people off the face of the planet.” Dr. Kamau Kambon, who taught Africana Studies 241 in the Spring 2005 semester at North Carolina State University, also said this needs to be done “because white people want to kill us.”
Addressing a panel on “Hurricane Katrina Media Coverage,” broadcast in its entirety on C-SPAN, Kambon told the audience that white people “have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks, and they’re monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem.”
Kambon’s solution received slight applause in the room, to which he responded, “I don’t care whether you clap or not, but I’m saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us.”The course Kambon taught at NCSU in the spring of 2005, Africana Studies (AFS) 241, is listed in NCSU's Registrations and Records as "Introduction to African-American Studies II," a three-credit-hour course described as “Second in a two semester sequence in the interdisciplinary study of sub-Saharan Africa, its arts, culture, and people, and the African-American experience.”A visiting professor at NCSU since 2003, Kambon has also taught AFS 240 at the university. AFS 240 is “African Civilization,” described as: “An interdisciplinary study of centers of African civilization from antiquity to the 1960s. Such centers include ancient Egypt, Nubia, Axum, Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Kilwa, Malinda, Sofola, Zinzibar and Monomotapa.”A spokesman for NCSU told Carolina Journal that the school currently has no listing of Kambon as a professor.
As of this writing, however, Kambon is listed on the faculty web page for Africana Studies as affiliated faculty.Prior to his call for genocide against white people, Kambon, who owns Blacknificent Books in Raleigh, told the panel that “we are at war.” He said that white people had set up an "international plantation" for blacks, which made “every white person on earth a plantation master.” He said that, “You’re either supporting white people in their process of death, or you're for African liberation.”He stressed one point in particular. “White people want to kill us. I want you to understand that. They want to kill you,” he said. “They want to kill you because that is part of their plan.”Kambon closed his remarks by urging participants and C-SPAN viewers to "get very serious and not be diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem, and the problem on the planet is white people."
Before teaching at NCSU, Kambon was a professor of education at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, a historically black institution. He was given a Citizen's Award in 1999 by the Triangle’s left-wing newspaper, The Independent Weekly. Ironically, Kambon is also an opponent of the death penalty.Excerpts of Kambon's address may be heard online at the John Locke Foundation's blog site The Locker Room. The full remarks may be found at C-SPAN online (www.cspan.com) by searching the recent programs for "Black Media Forum on Image of Black Americans in Mainstream Media."
Monday, October 31, 2005
I think the upcoming battle over the new Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito, will allow the originalists among us to step up and show the world that we're not all hot-air and bluster. But the spines of the Republicans in the Senate will be the test. Will Orrin Hatch be able to stand having bad things written about him in the New York Times? Will John McCain tolerate having Tim Russert call him a *GASP* supporter of a conservative? Will Olympia Snowe be able to show her face at dinner parties after voting for someone that is also supported by Rush Limbaugh?
I think in the end, there are a very few Senators that we've got to watch closely to make sure this goes through. We already know that Chuckie Schumer (scumbag #2) will oppose, merely because he's appointed by President Bush. And that Teddy (scumbag#1) Kopechne..I mean Kennedy, will oppose, again, because this person is not a card carrying ACLU member.
But the folks we have to worry about are the Arlen Spectres of the world. The Susan Collinses. Not the Sam Brownbacks of the world.
Conservatives, step up. Let your voice be heard for once. And stop listening to the whining on the left. It's our time to lead. President Bush has heard our voice loud and clear. Let's make sure the left wing of America does too.
Monday, October 24, 2005
I think that this once again points out the difference between liberals and conservatives. Liberals go to Full Metal Jacket and point and say "See? There's the violence in the system. There's why we shouldn't have gone to Vietnam, because they're just peace loving people and we were the 'jolly green giants' that went over there to kill people". Of course, those of us who know the military and who are more on the conservative side look at it and say "Most of those 'peace-loving' folks were the ones who also shot at our troops at night, booby trapped roads, and killed many of our troops". Much like Iraq now, the libs only want to see the oppositions side, as opposed to ours, where a victory makes the world a safer place. They only want to see the cost, as opposed to the reward.
5. Office Space (yes, Office Space has several!) During the "Bob's Meeting":
Peter Gibbons: You see Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
Bob Porter: Don't...don't care?
Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's another thing, I have eight different bosses right now.
Bob Porter: Eight?
Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.
4. Full Metal Jacket - Gunny Hartman is introducing himself as only a Drill Instructor can:
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training, you will be a weapon. You will be a minister of death praying for war. But until that day you are pukes. You are the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human, fucking beings. You are nothing but unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian shit. Because I am hard you will not like me. But the more you hate me the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair. There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here you are all equally worthless. And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps. Do you maggots understand that?3. Jerry Maguire - Jerry's speech as he's leaving the firm:
Jerry: Well, don't worry. Don't worry. I'm not gonna to do what you all think I'm gonna to do, which is just FLIP OUT! But let me just, let me just say, as I ease out of the office I helped build -- I'm sorry, but it's a FACT! -- that there is such a thing as manners, a way of treating people. These fish have manners. These fish have manners. In fact, they're coming with me. I'm starting a new company, and the fish will come with me. You can call me sentimental. The fish -- they're coming with me. Okay. If anybody else wants to come with me, this moment will be the moment of something real, and FUN, and inspiring in this god-forsaken business, and we will do it together. Who's comin' with me? Who's coming with me? Who's coming with me besides "Flipper," here?2. Dirty Harry - As Clint Eastwood is just about ready to blast a criminal who desperately deserves it, he plays a few mind games with him:
I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya punk?
1. A Few Good Men - Colonel Jessep introduces Lt. Weinberg to the real world of a Marine-
Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of thevery freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
Friday, October 21, 2005
Those of you who work with me know that we have occasional teleconferences for our group in order to pass along information like what's going on with the group, how we're doing financially, and where the leadership of the group wants to see us going in the future.
I look forward to those conferences just about as much as I look forward to lighting my genitals on fire with napalm.
So, I struggle through the conference while sitting in an airport waiting for my delayed flight, listening to this stuff (I use stuff instead of the word I really want to use, because let's face it, this is a family blog), and as it finishes with a whimper, I really want to call someone and complain.
Then it hits me.
None of the folks that I used to call and complain, or IM to and complain are with the firm any longer. No Bad Andy. No OmahaJ. No B-wags. No Jiggidy.
Back to the original realization of a few posts ago.....Welcome to the Suck.
St. Louis, in 'The Hill' neighborhood, which apparently is an old Italian neighborhood, where Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra grew up. There are several Italian restaurants in this area, but we were given a list of the 'top' ones, based upon quality of the grub. Cunetto's is down in this area, and we were amazed at the amount of food you are served. The service was great, and the food was incredible.
I got the Chicken Cardinale which was amazing. I could see where it could be a very rich dish that one would get sick on if not prepared right, but it was perfectly done where it was just rich enough to make me want more.
Of course, this was the night of Game 6 of the NLCS, so we headed downtown to Caleco's bar, which was amusing, but overwhelmed with angry Cardinal fans. Seems that unlike Tiger fans (of which I count myself), Cardinal fans actually expect their team to WIN?!?! Since I really don't know what that's about, I was confused. It's a cool downtown with what looks like several things to do. First time I've seen The Arch. Looked pretty cool, but we didn't go up in the beast, as it was kind of late in the evening. We were offered tickets to the game in the top of the 2nd, and since the bar we were at was a block from the stadium, we probably could have been their by the bottom of the 2nd, but the guys I was with didn't want to pay $100 for tix. Hell, I would have in a heartbeat, being that it's the last game in Busch Stadium before the renovation (which they're basically demolishing much of the old park and building another park in its place, but keeping some of it.
Overall, it was amusing, but probably not somewhere I'd spend a lot of time. I'd rate Columbus, Indy, and Chicago higher. Probably about even with Cleveland/Detroit.
However, I got a little more interested today, not sure why exactly. I know that Judith Miller went to jail to protect her source, and while I respect the principle that she stood for, I disagree with the concept. Journalists should be required to reveal their sources in situations where national security or the personal security of an individual is at risk. This is the case here where Valerie Plame was supposedly outed as a CIA agent.
The interesting thing here is that the person who originally came out with the story, Robert Novak, has not been put in jail for not revealing his source. Why has he not been subpoenaed? Again, maybe I missed something, but I know that he's not been in jail, as I keep seeing him on TV (lord I hate CNN, but it's all they show in airports). I like Novak, but if he's the guy who knows the source of this entire controversy, why doesn't the prosecutor just subpoena him, get him to tell the source or put him in jail, and we can be done with it?
Well, after getting up to speed on the controversy, I'm thinking that I know why. If we did that, we'd get the guilty party, and the controversy would be over. No more grand jury rumors about Dick Cheney. No more grand jury rumors about Karl Rove. No more distractions, no more news coverage of this ignorance. That can't happen. The people driving this controversy don't want the truth, they just want as much distraction and weakening of the current administration as they can possibly cause, and so far, that's working for them.
The amusing thing is that many liberal-leaning columnists are talking about how they have higher ethics than Novak, because they were contacted by the same sources with the same information, but they didn't publish it because of their concerns regarding security. Funny, they didn't give a rats ass about security when they published pictures from Abu Ghraib, or troop movements.
Overall, this certainly seems to be a manufactured controversy, mostly because Valerie Plame hasn't been a field operative for over two years, and in fact has been working in the CIA offices in Virginia for some time. If people can't figure out that she's CIA by following her to work, then they're dumber than I give them credit for.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
It was amazing in its accuracy of a portrayal of the life of a grunt, a Marine, and of wartime. I'm only about a third of the way through it, and want to finish it prior to seeing the movie, but I'll post more later about my opinion of the book.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Then he posts an away message which begged for more beating, but got me thinking. It was something along the lines of "Since when did liberal become a dirty word?". Of course, my initial thought was to berate his ignorance. But then where's the educational value in that? So instead, I thought that I'd elaborate here, rather than over IM, because, being a college-student skull full-o-mush, I'm sure he was out experiencing all kinds of debauchery last night and will be sleeping until noon or so today. So, here goes:
1. Liberalism became a dirty word in the 60's. That was when the student leaders of various groups who were more attracted to socialist thought and communism of the day led anti-American protests, disguised as anti-war protests. It's interesting that the majority of the anti-war protests focused upon President Nixon, and blamed him for much of the issues in Vietnam, when in actuality it was two Democrat presidents in a row who got us into Vietnam, and President Nixon got us out. But since those presidents were more in line with the thought of many students, they got more of a pass. Of course, the far left continued with chants of "Hey Hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?", but that was a pretty small minority. These were the types who believe that war, no matter what it's for isn't acceptable. We'll address that later
2. Liberalism became a dirty word in the 70's. That was when gas lines became something of the norm for a period of time and solar and wind power were being pushed by liberals as legitimate alternative sources of energy. When liberal economic policies put the economy of America in the toilet, like price fixing, rent controls, and increased taxes, despite the fact that they were initiated by a Republican president. Still liberal ideas. When skyrocketing interest rates, inflation and unemployment was caused by huge tax increases to pay for the liberal ideas that we should pay people to sit on their asses and have more kids, ruining the nuclear family forever, because hey, with government paying for it, why do we need a father?
3. Liberalism became a dirty word in the 80's. That's when President Reagan pushed a "Peace through Strength" philosophy, which liberals opposed at every turn. Their belief that our strength only made the Russians want to attack us is laughable at best. At worst, it could have caused WWIII, because the Russians were expansionist and as we saw with 9/11, when your opponent thinks that you're weak and won't respond, they attack you. Liberals also showed their economic ignorance during this time when they opposed the Reagan re-write of the tax code that brought lower taxes to every American, that started an economic expansion that lasted approximately 20 years. Clinton can't take credit for the economy of the 90's, only that he stayed the hell out of its way.
4. Liberalism became a dirty word in the 90's. That's when even when an invasion of a sovereign country by a terrorist dictator, and the liberation of that country by the US and many of our Allies (and me, by the way), STILL brought protests from the left wing saying that we should give peace a chance. And we see how well that worked over the years. Giving peace a chance all over Africa has brought us child warriors. In southeast Asia, it's brought us more dictators, and in South America it has brought us governments run by drug lords. Peace. Yep, works every time. NOT. Oh yeah, the 90's was also the time that political correctness began to run rampant. When groups on various college campuses were pushed off campus or not given funding because they may have been conservative, but the Transvestite and Gay alliance was fully funded. This was also when welfare was abandoned by the Democrats as a failure, and revamped considerably.
5. Liberalism is still a dirty word in the 2000's. That would be when an invasion of a country that helped to fund terrorism, had a chemical warfare program, had the facilities to make chemical weapons, and had in its posession chemical weapons, and was working on a nuclear weapon program was protested by the liberals as another opportunity to give peace a chance. Nevermind the fact that we've liberated 25 million people and closed the rape-rooms and torture chambers of Saddam and his sons forever. We'll selectively ignore that. That's also when the liberals loved to point out anything that was anti-American around the world and anything that may have been imperfect about the US, including the stupidity at Abu Ghraib, etc and point out why their way is better. Al Gore recently said at a speech in Sweden (the only place he could give this speech and not be laughed at) that had he become president, we wouldn't be torturing people every day. Al, I got news for you pal. Had you become president, you would have been torturing 230 million people, every day with your ignorance. The 2000's is also when it became a crime to say the words 'under God' when saying the pledge of allegiance. And when the Ten Commandments was removed from a large number of public structures, and when anything remotely religious has had to be removed from anything public, including manger scenes, prayers, etc. Hey libs, read the constitution. It says 'freedom OF religion', not freedom FROM religion.
So, in short, that's when liberalism became a dirty word. Liberalism is not about freedom. It's about control. Modern day Liberals want to have the government control much of your life, from your economics to what you think. We can't have freedom of discussion, because if you go to a liberal forum, you will get shouted down, spit at, or attacked. So much for 'give peace a chance'. Liberals are the most hypocritical people in the world. It's fine for them to attack a conservative because they are being provoked. Apparently, they lose control of all their bodily functions when presented with an independent thought. Anyone who says that modern-day liberalism is about freedom of choice, freedom of thought, freedom of anything is reading it out of a book and not living in the real world. Look around you. Experience life, and then tell me that liberals want you to have freedom.
Glad that I could help educate. Welcome to ConservativeU.
Friday, October 07, 2005
- Travels without question, to the smallest clients, all over the place, always keeping a positive attitude
- Still takes a role on projects that people of their same seniority and experience very rarely take.
- Technically strong and provides technical leadership to new members of the team
- Well respected amongst team members, both peers and managers.
- Well respected and liked by clients, big and small.
- With the company for more than four years, and probably one of the least negative people in the the entire time. A person that we all can rely upon when something needs to get done.
- Not a suckup, does not do things explicitly for the advancement of their career
- Not respected by peers. Partners seem to like, but mostly because this person takes credit for ideas not their own, and for work not their own.
- Not respected by clients. Clients have asked for this person to physically leave the site and refused to pay for the services provided by that person. Another client asked if a findings was reworded "because ____ didn't understand the big words".
- Not technical at all, but takes up spots in technical training and on technical jobs because it would advance their career
- Spends time on projects doing other work, unrelated to the project, and then dumps work off on co-workers at the last minute, and gets angry when that work isn't done.
- Condescends to new people, old people, clients, and anyone that they can, as long as it doesn't affect their career.
- With the company for less than four years
Well, allow me to enlighten you as to who the leadership of the group that I work for promoted. But the short answer is, it makes me question whether this leadership has anything resembling a clue, and whether this is the right place for me as a career. I'm disappointed and angry. I look at the people who've left the group. I keep telling myself that I'm the one doing the right thing, and they're the ones making the mistake.
And now, I realize, I'm probably wrong.
Christ that realization sucks ass.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
I'm talking about how politicians like to talk a good game about something, and when it comes to standing up for a principle or taking a position that shows you really do believe in something, not doing it.
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), our hated senator, who I am convinced would be a good grandmother, but is probably arguably one of the worst senators in history, has done just that. The following advertisement was in several papers in Michigan last weekend.
lip service(lip sûr'vis)
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance,
unsupported by real conviction or action.
When activist judges said children can't say the Pledge of Allegiance in Public schools...
Sen. Debbie Stabenow was quick to support the Pledge in an essentially meaningless bill.
When activist judges banned the public display of the Ten Commandments...
Sen. Stabenow, then in the U.S. House, voted to defend the commandments in a bill that went nowhere.
And when activist judges once again struck down laws to protect your children from online pornography...
Mrs. Stabenow lamented that "there is little that parents can do to shield their children from Internet Pornographers."
The root of these problems is the misuse of judicial powers in our federal courts.
And when Sen. Stabenow finally had the chance to confirm Supreme Court Justice
John Roberts, who opposes such misuse of judicial power, she voted NO.
She sided again with the same liberal groups tht supported such judicial activism.
Please call Sen. Stabenow and let her know that
actions still speak louder than words.
Remind her that when she votes for the next Supreme Court Justice, her first responsibility is to Michigan families - Not liberal special-interest groups.
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Since I have a pretty good idea that not only do my peers read this, but the occasional management person, this normally would be a good place to vent. However, doing a quick search at Google for "Fired for blog" returned over 2100 entries, which blunted my actual desire to beat the hell out of my company in this forum. Take a look at Dooce.com and you'll understand.
Nonetheless, I will offer my opinion on the situation, and let the chips fall where they may.
1. There seems to be a general "they don't give a rats ass" attitude amongst the staff. What I mean by that is when someone quits, it doesn't seem like the people in charge do all that they can do to retain them. Granted, some situations, like the guy who is leaving on Friday, are just un-addressable (is that a word?). But there are plenty of times when if they'd just clue in early, the person could be saved.
2. When 43% of the people who worked for you 10 months ago have left, you'd think that most groups would be damn near in a panic, unless of course you want to root out all the people who worked for the earlier group, in order to replace them with a crew of 'yes-men'.
3. When 43% of the people who worked for you 10 months ago have left, you'd think that raises for the remaining walking wounded would be significant. But, according to the few people I've talked to, they're average, at best. I don't know the exact figures, as that would probably be grounds for me to get canned, but the folks that have volunteered the information around me, have stated that they've had better. And contrary to the rumor which circulated even amongst partners/senior staff, I don't have a spreadsheet of everyones raises and bonuses. I just have a good feel as to what many of them were, and some people actually shared theirs with me because they feel comfortable talking to me about their concerns and problems and I listen. Perhaps if management would like to save some people from leaving, they should try that tack. Listening.
4. Overall, I think the reason why we've lost so many technically strong people is because the challenges aren't there any longer. How exactly is filling out a worksheet with X's in the appropriate box challenging? Ok, I guess the challenge there is to keep from falling asleep, or to see what kinds of cool pictures you can make with the x's, but from a brain-stimulation standpoint, there's not much. Our former leader was constantly challenging us to come up with new ideas and motivating us to charge forward with technical thought leadership. Our current leadership doesn't seem to really see the importance, or if they do, they're more concerned with billable hours than innovation.
5. The company I work for, overall is a good company to work for, as companies go. The job is ok, could be better, but certainly could be a lot worse. However, it is just that. A job. Not a career, and that's what I'm afraid that many of my co-workers are feeling also. The former management made you feel like you were a member of a team, and that the loss of one person was a hit to the entire team. The current leadership seems to just want ignore that they left, and not replace them and act like it's just another day. Not only have we lost a ton of great people but we can't seem to hire new people to replace them. I'm not sure whether that's due to effort on our part or a function of the job market, but either way, we're doing a huge amount of work, with 43% fewer people.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
You all know that a pick of someone who already has conservative bona fides would have started WWIII in the Senate, and the 'Spineless Seven' who sided with seven Democrats to stop the rules changes regarding filibusters would never stand up to any sort of public criticism. These are the people who read the New York Times, hoping that the editorial board will say something nice about them. These are the spineless scumbags that caused this entire issue. When they did an about-face on their principles, they caused a chain of events that caused the President to be forced to choose candidates for the Supreme Court that are relative unknowns.
Howard Dean and the rest of the nut-jobs on the left have already promised a "fight to the death" for this next appointment, and since the Republicans in the Senate can't seem to get their shit together enough to fight the good fight, the President was left with no choice but to go with a relative unknown.
It's funny how all these people are coming out of the woodwork saying "We want this fight, this is a fight we'll win", but yet when other conservative fights come up, you don't see them on the mat throwing punches. They're in their safe little offices, holed up while others do their fighting for them.
Get a clue idiots, you made this bed. Deal with it.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
and Southern Republicans?
The answer can be found by posing the following question:
You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises his knife, and charges at you.
You are carrying a Glock cal .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
There's not enough information to answer the question!
Does the man look poor! Or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think?
What about the kids?
Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
What does the law say about this situation?
Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?
Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1?
Why is this street so deserted?
We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for few days and try to come to a consensus.
Southern Republican's Answer:
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.....(sounds of
reloading). BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click
Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or
Friday, September 23, 2005
Shocked by the widespread suffering of those displaced from their homes by the flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to plug one of the holes in the Lake Pontchartrain levee with his own ample body. "The Bush Administration has failed to stem the tide of this cataclysm," said Kennedy. "I have had some experience with aquatic mishaps. This experience will bolster me in this hour of desperation as I plug one of the leaks myself."
(special thanks to Dr. Ken!)
Monday, September 19, 2005
1. 3000 or so school buses sit in a parking lot, ruined by the flooding. Thousands of people sit in their flooded neighborhoods. Mayor COULD have ordered the evacuation, used the buses, and gotten these people out of town. But apparently, the lack of an adequate evacuation plan is FEMA/President Bush's fault. The fact that Senator Landrieu was able to come up with 300 buses to transport voters to the polls when exit polls were showing her being down.
2. FEMA used to be a streamlined, reactive federal agency when Bill Clinton was president. At least if you ask his wife. Of course, if you ask the 250,000 people left homeless by hurricane Andrew in south Florida, they'll give you another story. Or how about the 25,000 left homeless by Hugo? Or the victims of the various earthquakes that have shaken California? Or perhaps the countless other people who've had to fight their way through the bureaucratic red-tape that is always abundant any time you have civil servants who cannot be fired for incompetency making decisions about people's lives.
3. President George Bush has apparently forgotten that he's a Republican. I'm not sure what to say here other than "George, please stop spending like a drunken sailor in the Philippines for the first time, with a month worth of poker winnings". $200 BILLION. That's Billion with a big ol' capital B. That's the price tag for 'rebuilding' New Orleans. Going back to the arguments used during the rebuilds of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida during the past 10-20 years when they've been hit by hurricanes, why is it that I, as a citizen of the midwest, where the worst thing that can happen is that we get BORED to death, am I paying for this rebuild with my tax dollars? While I LOVE New Orleans, I'm quite sure I can get a hurricane in Key West, and the cajuns will find somewhere else to cook their wonderful food and I'll make my way there. If commercial enterprises make the decision to go back to New Orleans and rebuild, fine, but taxpayers shouldn't be shouldering the biggest burden of the rebuild. Fix the levees, provide police protection, and provide drinkable water and infrastructure. I'm ok with that. But that should be it.
4. Global warming caused these hurricanes, so again, George Bush is responsible for the hurricane that targeted poor black people. By not signing the Kyoto protocol, President Bush apparently caused the hurricane. Not sure why it is that China or India (both of whom produce more greenhouse gases than the US) aren't blamed for this sudden shift in weather control, since neither signed the Kyoto protocol.
5. FEMA responded so slowly because the majority of the victims were black. Apparently the people who liked this criticism were either stupid or colorblind. Andrew? Mostly white victims, waited four days for help. Hugo? Large number of white victims, again, waited 3 days, and the only reason they got help when they did was because Fritz Hollings used his political clout to speed things up. HELLO?! The F in FEMA stands for FEDERAL. FEDERAL=ineffecient and bureaucratic. Period. Next question. The people who are pursuing this line of blame are the ones who benefit from it. The Al Sharptons, Kanye Wests, and Jesse Jacksons of the world who gain power every time they can blame a white man for a black man's failure. The real cause of the general failure of many black people from having success is the fact that they allow such complete ass pirates like Jackson and Sharpton to be portrayed as their leaders. So, lets use the people whose sole existence is to charge racism and profit from it as our role models, rather than the people who just go out there and succeed, like Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Thurgood Marshall, JC Watts, Michael Steele, etc.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
One Consultant: so the client gave us their policies and procedures docs
One Consultant: on CD
One Consultant: neglecting to take the porn out of the folder lol
Me: that ROCKS
Me: anything good?
One Consultant: some decent girl-on-girl stuff
Me: oh my god...that's hilarious
Me: k...that's going on my blog
One Consultant: mine too lol
I have a 144 IQ. I'm not a dumb man. I went to high school (before public schools went entirely to shit) AND college. I have a degree in both Political Science and Economics/Management and have since gone on to further my education in the computer field and get a job that requires that my intellectual capacity be toward the top end of the scale.
However, I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that people are actually BLAMING President Bush for the levee failing (DailyKos), and blaming him for the fact that the city flooded and people died.
This of course is ignoring the whole logic that the goddamn city is UNDER SEA LEVEL. That combined with the fact that the governor AND mayor set a new record in displaying an unbelievable amount of incompetence between not ordering an evacuation and then not asking for National Guard troops in a timely fashion, is what killed people. FEMA, while an incompetent government bureaucracy, didn't kill anyone. They merely acted in a fashion that anyone with any sense would expect from a government body. That'd be in slow motion. Well DUH. It has nothing to do with the fact that the residents of the city of New Orleans are black. They could be purple for all FEMA cares. Jesus Christ himself could be standing in the middle of the flood, walking on the water, and FEMA wouldn't act any quicker than they can possibly do, as a governmental agency.
Anyone with any sense knows that putting this sort of emergency response into the hands of a governmental bureaucrat and expecting a 911 (not 9-11, 911)level of response time is nothing short of naive at best. Ignorant at worst.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
2. Well, now that the full brunt of the situation has come to light, foreign countries are offering aid to the US to assist in the cleanup of Hurricane Katrina. Some have come in the form of donations to the Red Cross (Sri Lanka donated $25,000, which doesn't seem like much from an entire country until you consider that compared to their GNP, that's pretty significant)
Monday, September 05, 2005
Last time I checked, he was president of the ENTIRE U.S.A. Which means his responsibilities are a bit more than evacuating a city or providing food and water for them. Wouldn't you think the Mayor of that city would take a bit more responsibility for the complete and utter lack of planning that has taken place, even AFTER last years near miss? You think that woulda woke him up and told his administration that instead of lining our pockets with taxpayer dollars, perhaps we should do something along the lines of emergency planning, considering the majority of our city is UNDER FRIGGIN SEA LEVEL.
But no, you have the ass-munch mayor on TV whining about how pissed off he is that the federal government didn't use wormholes to make relief suddenly APPEAR in New Orleans. Or the governor of Louisiana saying 'please, pretty please, gosh guys, please evacuate', rather than sending the damn National Guard in there to remove (by force if necessary) people from the city.
No matter what you think of the federal governments response to the situation, this candy-assed criticism of the feds is a joke. Please tell me that you've NOT known that the federal government is a bit challenged when it comes to responding to anything quickly. I'll laugh in the face of any idiot who actually has the nerve to say that the feds should be fast in responding to anything. These are the same people who take six weeks to file paperwork to request another form in order to get the paperwork to order some paperwork. And you're depending on THEM to help you?
You're dumber than I gave you credit for.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
This is the blog of a guy who apparently is the Chief Crisis officer of a company in New Orleans, stuck in a building, watching it all develop. Interesting stuff.
A looter is the lowest form of life. The kind of person who feeds off of other people's misery. The kind of person who looks at the fact that everyone with an IQ over room temperature has left the area and decides that now is the time to get what he or she has been wanting at the local jewelry store, appliance store, or Walmart, but is too goddamn lazy to actually GET a job and buy it. A looter is the kind of person who sees the corpse on the ground, notices the nice watch on his wrist, and rather than having the honor to let the person who worked for it, be buried with it, would strip his corpse of the watch.
Society keeping you down? It's perfectly acceptable to these people to get even with 'society' for this by stealing from their neighbors, friends, markets in their area in order to get back at 'society'. And according to some, it's perfectly fine and understandable that they behave in this way, because society HAS kept them down.
Yeah, and if people keep shoveling that sort of bull around, we shouldn't have any problems getting things to grow down there once the water is drained out.
I just hope that if there's justice in the world, at least a couple of these asspirates decide to loot somewhere that the store owner stayed around, and he's sitting in his store with a large caliber handgun. And the instant they walk in and touch the nearest microwave, diamond pendant, or television, he allows them to make the decision to walk the hell away, and when they don't, he makes an example of them.
Either that, or one of the idiots drowns trying to keep all of his loot in one place, and gets some part of his body caught under it and can't escape, while the water climbs higher and higher, slowly letting him know that SOMEONE will make him/her pay for his stupidity.
That's not society keeping them down, that's their own idiocy. Come to think of it, it DOES sound like a liberal, doesn't it?
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Anyone wanna take me up on the bet that the UN will not even acknowledge the death and destruction that has occured in the American southeast.
Because we are Americans. We rebuild other countries as well as rebuild ourselves. We don't need help from other countries, and they hate us for that. We are the greatest people in the world. We are the people who when trouble like this comes around, we band together and rebuild. Black, white, arabic, asian, hispanic, it doesn't matter. We're all Americans, and we all work together in situations like this.
I guarantee that within the next week or so, you'll see caravans of volunteers from other parts of the country going to the Mississippi/Louisiana/Alabama area that was hit so horribly to help their fellow Americans start to rebuild their lives.
It's going to be a tough thing to do, but we'll do it.
Because we're Americans, and that's what we do.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Guess we should expect that. But why isn't the rest of the mainstream media showing this putrid display of partisan hackery for what it is, a PR campaign. Do you think that Cindy Sheehan would be proud of her son had he not died, but had he come back as a hero from the war? Doubt it. Here's my opinion on what happened that fateful day when her son signed up for the Army:
Casey: Mom, I signed up for the Army
Psycho: You can't sign up to be a tool of death for the establishment. I didn't squeeze you out of my womb to allow you to defend the oilfields for Republican power
Casey: Mom, you're nuts
Psycho: NO!...I HATE YOU!
Casey: Whatever. Dad's proud of me, it's too bad you're too crazy to be. Oh, and if I die in my efforts, please don't make an idiot of yourself on international TV.
There you have it.....
Thursday, August 25, 2005
1. I'm currently in Florida. Was in Fort Lauderdale until earlier today when we bugged out. We left in order to try to get a flight out so that we'd actually get home rather than get stuck in south Florida for an extended period of time. I was kinda looking forward to going through a hurricane, as I've been through earthquakes, blizzards, a typhoon, and a tornado. I figured that I was only missing the big one in my collection and heck, it may have been cool. But alas, it was not to be as my two co-workers were desperate to get home to their respective females. Understandable, but disappointing.
2. New rule on my blog. It's my blog, and thus I can personally attack and insult someone, their family, their wife/husband, kids, friends, dogs, cats, haircut, clothing, etc. You can't. If you attack someone personally in the comments, I'll have it removed. Not only that, but I'll get your IP, hunt you down, and ban your ass. My blog, my rules.
3. Special thanks to DrKen and his beautiful wife and daughter for loaning me some sleeping space for this evening while I await my flight tomorrow. You guys rock.
4. Is anyone else looking as much forward to this years NFL season as I am? Man I can't wait.
5. My kids play AYSO soccer and I volunteered to coach my son for the U-8 division, thinking that at that level they're still pretty simple to lead, so the fact that I didn't know anything about coaching soccer wasn't a big deal. I also volunteered to be an assistant coach for my daughters U-10 team. Apparently that translates to a 'coach' when they don't have enough coaches for a league, because now I'm her coach. While I don't think I'll screw stuff up too much, if anyone has any ideas as to how to run a soccer practice, I'm all ears. Drop me an email @ webproze AT yahooDOTcom and let me know what you know.
Guess that's about it of the miscellaneous stuff....more later
CNN has become the Cindysheehan News Network.
MSNBC CNBC and the rest have such minute audiences that we have no idea what they're covering, because the three people that watch them are too stupid to operate a remote control, much less give an opinion on what they want to watch.
CNN hasn't covered ANY of the families that support President Bush who've lost a family member in the war, and haven't talked to the REAL Gold Star Mothers group, to show that she's using the name of a legitimate charitible organization to advance her selfish interests.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
So, we're in the Philippines and we're working on some various explosive techniques, such as cratering charges, shape charges and the like. Mostly this involves a slower burning explosive such as ammonium nitrate, but occasionally, we used TNT with some other materials to try to 'shape' the explosion in order to get the desired outcome. This is because a shape charge tends to be big and bulky and not in ready supply to the front lines, whereas TNT is easily transported, along with the equipment/materials required to manipulate the blast to gain a 'shape charge' type effect.
So, we've blown off a few shape charges, and made some pretty significant craters, and it came time to do 'field expedient' shape charges. Unfortunately, the guys who set them up, didn't really know what they were doing. They covered the charges with about 200 lbs of rocks, rather than digging a hole and covering the explosive up and then covering the hole with sandbags.
When the blast went off, we were immediately showered with thousands of pebbles that were produced by the blast (that whole big rocks into little rocks theory). In addition, because they didn't bury the explosives, the flame either from the fuse, or the TNT (not sure which) started a rather large brush fire on the side of the mountain we were working on.
While I can't exactly describe the overall humor of a platoon of panicked Marines running around stomping on fires, and hitting it with their E-Tools (shovels), and extinguishing it every way they can, I think pretty much anyone with an imagination would be able to come up with it. We finally get the majority of the fire under control, and I see one of my younger troops over kind of off the beaten path. I went over to see what he was doing, and he was pretty embarrassed, and kind of flustered when I got there. Apparently, he decided that he was going to do some field expedient fire extinguishing and also take advantage of the fact that he hadn't made a head call in about 5 hours. In the process of urinating on the fire to put out one of the hotspots, the wind had shifted, and caught some additional grass on fire in the area. More concerned with protecting his junk than putting out the fire, it caught the hair on his arm on fire, which quickly spread to his junk. Needless to say, he was not happy. There was no actual damage(other than a hurt pride), but that nasty scent of burnt hair was all around him.
I threw a canteen to him, and he tossed it on himself and basically acted as if nothing was wrong. But we both knew otherwise.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
1. Cindy Sheehan: Where do I start? The mainstream media wants to show her as a grieving mom and President Bush as an uncaring bastard who won't meet with this poor mom who lost her son. Bull. She's a publicity hound who's son volunteered for the Army and gave his life in protection of the Iraqi people. If I walked up to his grave and pissed on it, that would be more honorable than what she's currently doing. The dishonor that she's bringing upon her son's memory is amazing, and she's willing to just keep on doing it, despite the fact that President Bush already met with her, and her opinion of him was a glowing review after the initial meeting. My take is that she's a simple minded fool who has gotten way to influenced by some hippy peacenik buddy, who is manipulating her for their own gain. Her husband and other son have already said publicly that they don't support what she's doing, and in fact her husband has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Yeah, the fact that she's a peace nut, and he's normal.
While I feel horrible for Specialist Sheehan's family, as anyone killed in action should be honored appropriately, I have to believe that if he were able to talk to her right now, he'd tell her to get her ass back in her little liberalmobile, and head home. If I were Specialist Sheehan, I'd want her to act more like this mom in Ohio.
2. Al Franken et al at Air America- As is chronicled almost daily at Brian Maloney's blog, Air America is a running joke amongst radio people. However, it's now no longer only a joke, but a criminal activity. It seems that the Boys and Girls Club was scammed out of approximately $900,000 by some of the owners of Air America. A non-profit (much like Air America, only intentionally), mostly funded by governmental funds scammed, and nothing in the mainstream media. Go figure. The story goes something along the lines of this: Charles Rosen, the founder of the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx was re-directing city funding for a program called 'Pathways for Youth' into Air America. Another director of Air America, Evan Cohen had served as the Gloria Wise director of development. Good to see Al is adding fraud to his resume of writing bad books, telling bad jokes, and horrible acting.
3. New York Times- John Roberts deserves a full and thorough investigation and we all welcome that. However, looking into the adoption of his children from central America is a bit much. Leave his family out of whatever slime you're going to make up about him and just go straight to the lies about him, his beliefs and his supporters. We all know you're going to make stuff up, like how he's going to cause domestic terrorism if he gets approved, how abortions are going to go the way of the dodo, etc. Just go with that. At least we're expecting that. Idiots.
4. Terrell Owens - Are you friggin kidding me? Signs a 7 year contract, and wants to renegotiate it in the second year. Someone oughta go down to WalMart and buy TO a pack of clue. And while you're at it, pick up a pack for Raphael Palmiero. Let's see....sit down in front of a congressional committee and hundreds of television cameras and swear that steroids are hurting the game, but then turn around and take them. Come to think of it, Raffy should be a politician. At least then we'd expect that sort of behavior. The most hypocritical thing to come out of that situation isn't that Raffy took 'roids, but that a congressman is upset because someone lied to him. That kills me.
5. Ariel Sharon - First encourage settlers to go to the Gaza strip to settle it. Then rip them from their homes. Yep, that sounds like a spineless politician. While the Kelo decision here in the US made it possible for the government to do the same, this particular strategy for Sharon will backfire. Giving in to terror never wins. The Palestinians won't stop the homocide bombing, and the Israelis will once again live in fear of another human being exploding next to them, strapped with c-4 and nails. Way to go Ariel, you coward. The bravest souls in Israel were the ones settling in the Gaza strip, and you've just disemboweled most of them. Thanks a lot.
Monday, August 15, 2005
Will post some this week though. I've got much that has irritated me over the last couple weeks that I want to put in my $.02 about.
Friday, August 05, 2005
I am anti-idiot.
I know several people who I would kill to protect, who are muslim. My time in the Marines was spent protecting various people, including muslims.
That having been said, I think that the US should adopt the policies that Tony Blair is advocating for England (I hear that the PC term for England is the UK....guess what term you'll hear me use...)
Don't like the US? Go away. Go back to that hovel of a country where you came from and preach the hatred there. Either they'll love you, or they'll chop your head off. Either way, you're out of our hair.
Anyone else see the statement by the International Association of Chiefs of Police? I was listening to a news report yesterday about the statement and they 'teased' the news story by saying "IACP announces a new policy on how to deal with suicide bombers" and under my breath I say "Shoot 'em in the head"...and the news-babe says "They're advocating that their officers shoot the potential suicide-bombers in the head". I thought to myself, 'damn I'm good'.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
So, like the old skank at the party who isn't getting any attention so she starts to maul every guy who will let her, al-qaeda had to bring the cameras back to them by issuing a new video tape. Only this time, instead of getting a hummer out of the deal, the people watching only get threats by an impotent old man, who wishes his 10th century beliefs would somehow come back into power.
Speaking of impotent, where's Usama, Osama, Usucka, whatever your name is? Who's this old fart and why's he on my TV? I could care less what this camel herder has to say. Go back to molesting goats you fool.
Monday, August 01, 2005
Hey Helen, get a clue. Turnabout is a bitch isn't it?
All I have to say is:
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Now, I'm no criminal justice expert, but it seems that if all the bad guys wore black, it'd be pretty easy. Arrest the people who wear black, game over.
But it's not that easy. Or is it? Let's play a game and see if you can answer the following questions:
Who was responsible for the bombing of the American embassy in Beiruit, killing over 300 Marines in the 80s?
Who was responsible for the bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland?
Who was responsible for the killing of Israeli athletes at the 72 Munich Olympic games?
Who was responsible for the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship and the brutal murder of a jewish passenger who was such a threat that he had to keep himself in a wheelchair?
Who was responsible for the bombing of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania?
Who was responsible for the first attack on the World Trade Center?
Who was responsible for the second attack on the WTC, on 9/11?
Who was responsible for the Madrid bombings?
Who was responsible for the London bombings?
Answer? All islamic men, of middle eastern descent, between the ages of 18 and 35, many of which were travelling under false papers, expired documents, or some other red-flag that if they were questioned, would have told authorities that these persons could be dangerous.
But apparently, profiling won't work, so let's not try it.
Monday, July 25, 2005
If you can't see that she showed up for the TV cameras and not for the family, your sight is just about as good as Ray Charles.
How about the cojones on this bitch, to show up to a funeral for a Marine, LATE, and hand out business cards saying that 'our government is against this war'? Someone needs to provide her with a ticket to the clue-bus. Preferably the voters of PA, but I'd take a smack upside her head by the parents/family of the Marine.
As most of you know, I'm a Marine, finished my service in 1994(once a Marine, always a Marine). I am personally offended by her treatment of the final honor of a Marine as a photo-op.
Ms. Knoll, please resign for the honor of the Marine Corps, the honor of Staff Sgt Joseph Goodrich, and the honor of our freedom-loving country.
But the libs will whine "This is what happens when you profile". I, of course, will offer an alternate opinion: This is what happens when you wear a heavily padded coat and run from the police in London, where a bunch of pissed off bobbies would like nothing more than to put a .45 round into the skull full of mush that thought up the attack on their beloved homeland, and any other asshole who would follow suit. They're pissed and they don't care who knows it. Think about our mentality four years ago. Think about how hostile the police were to anyone who even looked crosseyed at them in NYC.
Don't apologize, just next time make sure you shoot one of the people responsible for the attack. Or at least someone that hates freedom as much as the rest of us love it.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Tom Tancredo (R-CO) had the right approach back a week or so ago when he announced that if terrorists struck the US with a nuclear weapon, our response should be to bomb their holy sites.
All kinds of people got all worked up because they said that we'd risk offending all muslims if that happened, and how insensitive he was and blah blah blah.
What these brainless morons don't get is that, for the most part, muslims don't seem to be interested in defending freedom or defending justice. I HAVE muslim friends. I get along great with them. And when this subject comes up, they get pissed at the radicals for making them look bad. However, I certainly don't see them withholding their weekly donations to their mosque out of protest. I don't see these supposed peaceful muslims around the world stepping up and smacking down these goatloving asspirates that make their entire religion look like a bunch of animals.
Truly, these 13th century turds need to be taken out. And if it takes racial profiling to do it, I could give a rats ass. Granted, I'm a white male, so I'd probably not be harassed by this. But I guarantee when Eric Rudolf (abortion clinic bomber, Olympic bomber etc) was on the run in North Carolina, they were looking at all the white males in the area, and NONE of them were bitching that they were being profiled.
Kill these bastards. Put out a message to them on national TV that says:
I figure that'll do one of two things. 1. Get rid of some of the idiots out there who just want to push the limits or 2. Make them think twice before deciding to blow themselves up on a street corner.
We're putting snipers on top of buildings, we're putting cameras up in public areas, and we're watching you. And if you look the least bit suspicious, like you're sweating, or like you just shaved your beard that you'd been growing since you were 12, or you raise your hands and yell 'allah akbar' in an inappropriate place, we're going to put a hollow point through your gourd
at 500 meters or more. Don't like it? Go home to your camels, sand fleas, and goats.
There's an incredibly well thought out article on Atlas Shrugs that delineates how we should address the influx of Islamofacism.
Also a good one on the Anti-idiotarian Rottweiler