Sunday, July 31, 2005

How Many times do I have to Say this, "Jimmy, Go Away!"

Sister Toldjah - Told Jah so! � How do we know our Gitmo policy is right? gives the answer, because Jimmy Carter thinks it isn't. then again, he thought the Ayatollah Khomeni was a good bet to be the leader of iran and refused to recognize any government not headed by the man. I can think of 52 people who can tell you what a wonderful idea that was.
Mr. carter, how have one Nobel Prize for America bashing, are we trying for number two?

Friday, July 29, 2005


No, this is not a reference to the syndicated column by fellow South Carolinian. But it is about what has happened to Michael. According to Michael GrahamMichelle Malkin: CRITICIZING ISLAM ON THE AIRWAVES, Michael has been suspended indefinately due to pressure from those happy-go-lucky moderate Muslims at CAIR. You know, the terrorist supporters who claim they are not despite all evidence to the contrary.
Of Michael should have had an idea of what a coach goes through when a general manager or athletics director says that the coach has "my full confidence" when the folks at WMAL originally said they were standing behind him. I can imagine the sinking feeling he felt as he watched them wimp out in the face of CAIR's bullying. But Michael is in good company, CAIR has done the same with Paul Harvey and Dr. Laura.
OKay, you people out there in media land, when are you going to drop the pretense that the Islamofacists are going to play nice if we do. After Michael's suspension CAIR immediately pushed for his firing. YOU CANNOT APPEASE BULLIES! Ask Neville Chamberlain. We are at war. A war on terror. When is out 5th column press going to wake up to that fact? The folks at WMAL are still asleep at the switch on this point. They are not losing their voice; they are abdicating it, giving it up. How long before we hear them whining about being censored? They were not censored, they simply CAIR'ed too much.

Also Covering:
Dr. Sanity
LaShawn Barber
Two Babes and a Brain

Evidence of Lack of Substance.

Ever notice that when an opponent runs out of substantial argument they resort to personal insults?Cheri Pierson Yecke has. Thanks to MIchelle Malkin

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Lt. Gov's Disgraceful Behavior Mars Marine's Funeral

Just so we are clear, let me say up front I like the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania second only to my home state of South Carolina. That being said I have to aske the good people of Pennsyvania, "Would you please consider recalling this person?" According to Lt. Gov. Crashed Marine's Funeral, Kin Say which appears in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Catherine Baker Knoll made herself a very unwelcomed (and uninvited ) guest at the funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32 who died in action in Iraq. Seems the LG thought it was a good idea to approach the grieving family, DURING COMMUNION, and reassure them that, "'I want you to know our government is against this war". This after approaching a member of the family asking who she was.
What does Catherine Baker Knoll have to say in answer to this? We do not know, it seems she "travelling at this time". Translation:She is hiding. Ms. Lt. Gov, you have some 'splainin' to do and apologies to make. You, the governor and every other elected person in Pennsylvania are entitled to whatever opinion of the war you choose. This action, however, is more than a little inappropriate and, in a perfect world, should bring an abrupt end to your political career.

HT: Michelle Malkin

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

You just Knew this was Coming

The Washington state branch of NARAL is having aScrew Abstinence Party. Sure why not, if it feels good do it, and if there is an "accident" we'll take care of it from the proceeds from this little soiree. It is late now. More later
take care

Thursday, July 07, 2005

My Long Hour (or so) this Morning

I awoke this morning and began my normal routine. I got up, booted the comp, then went out and got a local newspaper while the diskscan was running. When I got back I read the editorials, sports and local news. As I was reading the comics online my youngest son came in and turned on the morning news. That is when I saw it. London.
My oldest son is working an internship at Cambridge. Not very far from London and it was not inconceivable he could be there. Unfortunately there was no way to get a phone call into England. Well, I would have to keep trying, wouldn't I. I sent him an email asking him to respond, let us know he was okay. Was I being irrational? Maybe, maybe not. When you're on the other side of the Atlantic the distance between London and Cambridge seems negligible first thing in the morning before the first cup of coffee.
I thought about calling in to work. But what would that accomplish? If I go in I would at least have something to keep me occupied. I showered and got dressed and we were heading out the door and our youngest came hollaring for us to come back. He had gotten an email from his brother. He was alright! A weight was lifted.
Now this is where I'm supposed to have this big revelation that the war is wrong and calling for us to cut and run so this does not happen again. Sorry, that is not going to happen. I think we must continue so that the cowards who perpetrated this attack in London will not become emboldened thinking that we will recoil everytime they set off a bomb somewhere.
True, my son's close call might not really be all that close, but from this side of the Pond it was close enough. I pray for those families who didn't, and won't get that reassuring email or phone call after the attack. Some will learn the bad news from an official coming to visit them, some may have to live with knowing no more than that a loved one is missing presumed dead. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Quote of the Day

Goes to "The Usual Suspects" by Michael Graham:
" Normal people hate courts for that most elemental of reasons: they tend to be filled with lawyers. It is human nature to recoil in the presence of snakes, cannibals and attorneys at law, and not necessarily in that order."

Just a Bunch of Law-abiding, Freedom-loving "Hacktivists"...NOT!

So what does your basic fun-loving leftwing geek do when s/he has too much time on their hands? Apparently they hack, steal the credit card numbers from their database and plan to charge hundreds in contributions, do mischief with PW's email addressbook then go out and have a beer then return home to their inflatable girlfriends. There are some, like the folks at Great Scat seem to think this was some harmless prank. Sorry, this goes beyond changing your blog's name. This is identity theft, pure and simple, and a felony, the last time I looked. And by the way, "moonbat" is as much a term of endearment than "wingnut" is.
Actually, it might have been interesting had they done the bogus charges. You see, when there is fraudulent use of a credit card, and this would have been fraud, the recipient of the ill-gotten gain gets to eat the loss. In this case it means returning the "donation". This could really prove costly if the money had been committed for use. In the long run, these morons would have harmed their pet "charities" more than help them. Maybe they are as stupid as some of them look.
Thank you, Michelle Malkin

Where do You Run now, Rudolph?

Ever since he was first identified as a suspect in the Olympic bombing as well as a number of abortion clinic bombings and two murders that resulted from same, Eric Rudolph has been the poster boy for every pro abortion and/or anti Christian group. He is supposedly the proof that religion creates evil people intent on killing.
Errrr...i hate to break it to you, okay I don't hate to, but Rudolph is not a Christian. He is more a disciple of Friedrich "God id dead" Nietzsche than he is of Jesus of Nazareth according to - Special report: Eric Rudolph writes home.. The simple fact is that Eric Rudolph never enjoyed the wide-spread support of any responsible Christian group or church. Yes, there were a few misguided sould who thought him a hero, none of whom can be reasonably be called Christian under any definition of orthodoxy. I find it ironic that Rudolph was motivated by Nietzsche. Ironic in that Nietzsche was also the motivating force behind Margret Sanger. Then again, both show little regard for human life, their protestations to the contrary not withstanding.
The irony was not lost on Dawn Eden either.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Sit Down, John!

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm and that three or more become a congress. And, by God I have had this congress! For ten years King George and his parliament have gulled, cullied and diddled these colonies with their illegal taxes: stamp acts, Townshend acts, sugar acts, tea acts. And when we have dared to stand up like men he has restrained our trade, siezed our ships, blockaded our ports, burned our homes and spilled our blood!
Ans yet this congress has yet to grant any of my proposals on independence even the courtesy of an open debate. Good God! What in the hell are you waiting for?

-John Adams
I had posted this earlier and it seems to have disappeared, along with a comment from my friend, Hans Bricks. I hate when posts get eaten, I hadn't even opened the dashboard let alone edit. Oh well.
Happy 4th of July!

What Started it All

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The signers of the Declaration represented the new states as follows:

New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

For additional information about the Declaration of Independence, see these sites:

National Archives and Records Administration: Declaration of Independence
Library of Congress: About the Declaration of Independence

Friday, July 01, 2005

Welcome Michelle Malkin Readers

It was great when I checked my trackbacks (it says zero but there are actually two) on my Brian Williams post. What was really neat was discovering a link in the update part of the post I had referred to. Thanks, Michelle.

Now aren't You Glad Certain People weren't There

The Usual Suspects by Michael Graham also engages in some speculative history. Here it is in its entirety (until the column is archived):
George W.�s Quagmire

PHILADELPHIA, the American Colonies; July 4, 1776 � Leaders of the self-described �American patriots� movement gathered in this Pennsylvania city today to sign an official declaration of their political intentions, despite widespread criticism of a failing war policy and complaints that their military action was launched under false pretenses.

�Here it is, July of 1776, and George W. and his lackeys are just now getting around to declaring what this war is supposedly all about?� complained Loyalist playwright Michael LeMoore. �Washington and his neo-congressionalists rushed us into war at Lexington and Concord, before anyone had �declared� a single word about independence. Face it: George lied, and people died.�

Moore was referring to what patriots call �The shot heard �round the world,� when colonial forces fired on British soldiers in violation of accepted international rules of military engagement.

Supporters of George Washington and the so-called �war for independence� dispute claims from the anti-war movement that their actions are unlawful, and they point to their formal Declaration of Independence as proof.

�We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,� the declaration reads in part, �that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.� The document was reportedly written by Thomas Jefferson, a white, Southern slave owner and one of the architects of the patriot movement.

Critics quickly noted the hypocrisy of Jefferson�s reference to �unalienable rights� of liberty and the author�s own record of slave ownership.

�If they really believed in spreading �freedom,� they would free their own slaves instead of killing the British and shelling innocent civilian Loyalist women and children in Boston and New York,� said Howard Deanne, head of the Loyalist National Committee. �And what of the recently uncovered Commonwealth Avenue memos, which would seem to indicate that those closest to Washington were planning for war after the Boston Tea Party back in �73? I�m telling you, the colonists of America have been misled into war!�

Though most colonists agree that King George III is a tyrant, polls consistently show that a minority of colonists support open military action against the British. Many pundits also question whether removing the monarchy will make any fundamental difference in the lives of Americans.

Gen. Washington came to Philadelphia to report to members of the Continental Congress, and anonymous sources report he came under heavy fire over the actions of his army and the costs of the war.

�We lost 140 Americans at Bunker Hill, more than 600 killed or captured in our disastrous attacks on Canada, and there�s no end in sight,� said one congressional staffer who asked not to be identified. �People are asking, �When is this war going to end? What is our exit strategy?� This is George W�s war, no doubt about it.�

Indeed, as support for the war among the American colonists wanes, some Quaker anti-war activists are using the other �Q� word in colonial politics: quagmire. Some even suggest that the entire war was manufactured by Gen. Washington to settle a personal score with the British over perceived insults he endured during the French and Indian War.

�Washington was just looking for an excuse to go to war,� said prominent activist Rosalind O�Donnell. �Everyone knows little Georgie would be broke if not for his connections to major land speculators pushing out beyond Kentucky. This is just a land grab! No war for Ohio! No war for Ohio!�

Patriot leaders gathered in Philadelphia, however, were determined to ignore the mounting criticism and celebrate their unanimous adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

�I firmly believe that in the future, this day � July 4, 1776 � will be viewed as a great moment for America and for freedom around the world,� John Adams of Massachusetts told a hand-picked audience of patriot supporters. But neither he nor any of the other speakers said anything new about the costs or justifications of this divisive war policy, returning instead as they often do to the broad themes of freedom and democracy.

The declaration concludes by stating: �We, therefore � declare that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.�

�That�s the kind of simplistic jingoism one expects to read in Fox�s daily broadsheet, not in serious political discourse,� said Noah Chommsey, head of the political science department at King�s College. �But the idea that the American colonists have come up with some superior form of self-government that is inherently more just than, say, monarchy or theocracy, is the height of arrogance.�

Meanwhile, the war effort continues. Loyalists among the American colonists continue to support the British military, particularly in the South, and hopes are fading that a major European power will come to the aid of the Americans. Military analysts suggest that the American �War for Independence� could last another seven years and result in the death of up to 1 percent of the entire American population.

�Is a free, democratic America really worth such a price?� demanded playwright LeMoore. �I certainly don�t think so. The world shouldn�t look to America for leadership. They should look instead to courageous nations truly endowed with greatness. Like France.�

Brian Williams: Valedictorian of the Jimmy Carter School of History

Michelle Malkin shows the naked stupidity of the NBC "news" anchor in, "BRIAN WILLIAMS SAID WHAT?". It seems that Williams thinks that that fought for our independence were terrorists, or at least the moral equivilent of same. Now, to be fair to Carter, he only said the revolution was unnecessary but caused by the colonists' hubris. Williams does this in the context of the possible identification of the new Iranian president as one of the hostage-takers from back in 1979, oddly enough under Jimmy Carter's watch. Mr. Williams, when you can show an instance where women and children were targeted by suicide bombers, or civilians beheaded by American troops, then I might lend credence to argument. However, as it stands I will continue not watching your "news" program until they can find somebody competent to replace you.