Moreover, we know specifically that Al-Qaida in Iraq has been decimated recently. According to the British newspaper The Times in February: "Al-Qaeda in Iraq faces an 'extraordinary crisis'. The terrorist group's security structure suffered 'total collapse'."
And last month, Strategy Page reported: "Al Qaeda web sites are making a lot of noise about 'why we (al-Qaida) lost in Iraq'. Western intelligence agencies are fascinated by the statistics being posted in several Arab language sites. Not the kind of stuff you read about in the Western media. According to al Qaeda, their collapse in Iraq was steep and catastrophic. If you can read Arabic, you can easily find these pro-terrorism sites, and see for yourself how al Qaeda is trying to explain its own destruction (in Iraq) to its remaining supporters."
The Lame Stream Media, more like the propaganda machine for the DNC, only reports the news that suits them. Anything that supports BDS.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Moreover, we know specifically that Al-Qaida in Iraq has been decimated recently. According to the British newspaper The Times in February: "Al-Qaeda in Iraq faces an 'extraordinary crisis'. The terrorist group's security structure suffered 'total collapse'."
or even come close.
The Love of My Life has this habit of coming up with really cool gifts. A couple of years ago at Christmas she gave me a GPS Navigation unit for the car. This year for my birthday she gave me an hour of flight time in this cool little aircraft.
The thing amounted to an introductory lesson in flight training. The company that rents these wants about $140 an hour fuel included for the use of the plane. It has full avionics, not the gages and analog things I was expecting. Two LCD screens with all the read outs, and a killer GPS with inputs from local ATC for radar targets in your area. We could actually see the other aircraft in the area on our GPS.
The instructor did the taxi to the run up for take off, and when we had permission to use the runway, he told me to take it. He did the rudder and kept us heading in the right direction, at
65 knots I eased back on the stick, and we climbed out at a very comfortable rate. We were at 800 ft. almost immediately. The air smoothed out at about 2000ft and at 2500ft it was a great day. I have held the controls of a small air craft on take off once before, but this was the first time anyone told me " take us anywhere you want, it's your time."
The flight was basically a large circle of the area, you can't really get any where in an hour. The air speed was 103 to 120 mph, so flying some where for lunch was out of the question. The fun thing was I had the controls and the plane is so easy to fly. The avionics included an artificial horizon that lets you fine tune the planes attitude. It is so stable that aileron turns are all you have to do. Rudder turns are an adventure for the future.
The instructor asked me several times if I had flight experience.
I bet they say that to all the boys.
I had to tell him no, but I have had my hands on a lot of controls and know that quick changes are, most of the time, a bad thing.
At the end he had to take the controls because of traffic in the pattern, and we had to land fairly fast, a Lear was coming up behind us. I will give credit where due, it was the best landing I have ever experienced in any air craft, I didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground.
Now if I only had $8000 dollars with nothing to do, I could get a licence that I can't afford to use.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Once again, it's time to play "Name That Party." As the Massachusetts State Legislature debates "Jessica's Law" -- named after Jessica Lunsford who was raped and murdered in Florida by a repeat sex offender -- one representative who is against the law expressed his displeasure on the floor of the House. Really expressed his displeasure. The representative, one James Fagan, said he'd
“rip apart” 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and “make sure the rest of their life is ruined.”
In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he’d grill victims so that, “when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”
I hate to admit that with a name like Fagan, he must be Irish, that makes me ashamed.
If his mother is alive, she should slap his stupid face.
If that isn't possible, I'll take on the job myself. Anyone who will try to destroy the lives of six year old's, because they are victims, is despicable.
I have a grand baby that is eight, try that see where it goes.
He's a real tough guy, I bet he slaps babies, kicks puppies and drowns little chickens!
Signed my contract, spent an hour looting for my spotting scope, didn't find it until about nine last night,
Figured out that all my cases for the guns were at the storage unit (rats) !
The boys came over a little early and we loaded up, we took about Four hundred dollars worth of ammo and a truck load of guns to the range.
I keep a stock of belts, holsters, ear plugs, targets, and my cleaning kit is a huge tackle box.
We had four long guns and eight pistols.
Even though a shot from some of those guns amounts to throwing two dollars on the fire, we had a blast.
I am secure in my position as family marksman, I can still out shoot the boys. The entertainment industry continues to have a disastrous effect on marksmanship. I did some coaching and demonstration, to good effect.
Two of the rifles fire vastly different calibers at about the same velocity. The big bore is three times as heavy per bullet as the smaller. Each has a target style scope with large turrets for adjustment.
I like to shoot long distance.
The bowing to the master started when I started calling my shots and picking clothespins off the line at a hundred yards, with a .300 Winmag. That's not up to my previous standard, but I'm going to work on that. Most of our long distance shooting was done with a .223 with a heavy stainless barrel, much easier on the shoulder.
The final shot sealed the deal, I called the pin and centered the pin and the rebar it was pinned to with the first shot.
The son-in-law was suitably impressed.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I am so glad to be getting older, as opposed to the alternative.
The after life is supposed to be better. Well, maybe, but no one has phoned back to say for sure. I would hate to get the call, probably means you are on your way, so it doesn't matter what you tell the dude in the next seat.
Youth is wasted on the young, the golden years are something around twenty five to thirty five. Now everything is more painful.
Now that the whining is over, goin' to the range today! Takin' the big boy's toys! Got two that qualify as A$$ Whoopin' in a box, plan to come back with bruises and ringing ears (hearing protection is not optional)!
First we learn of the strategic race placement at campaign events --after Barry told us his campaign was going to "transcend race"...and now we learn that despite his pontificating earlier in the year to the contrary --Obama will not be using public funding for his Presidential bid."...Last year, Obama filled out a questionnaire where he vowed to "aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But since clinching the Democratic nomination earlier this month, Obama has not broached the subject with McCain. The only discussion occurred about two weeks ago between Obama's and McCain's lawyers,That meeting, Potter said, "was not part of any negotiation" on public financing.
From the Blond Sage
Money leaves a trail, people don't usually donate to things they don't want to control or believe in. If you give twenty dollars, you don't expect much. If you give millions through your PAC or company, you expect a hell of a lot of special treatment, or the flow stops. Odumbo has rejected public finance because he feels he can raise more money than McCain. Right or wrong if your message is more pervasive, you will win, provided you aren't stupid.
The media has already started to slant coverage for him, listen to the word choices, nothing neutral, all positive for Odumbo, mostly negative for McCain.
So much for the even playing field public finance was intended to provide.
Now, how interesting would it be to find out where the money comes from? Would that tell you how a politician will act? Perhaps, they are a shifty bunch, and today's big supporter can be replaced by tomorrows big supporter.
Odumbo has many strings, I wonder who pulls them. I think he is an America hating racist, promoted by behind the scenes politicos, who hope to control him.
We can find where the money comes from in disclosure statements, Google is your friend.
God only knows what will happen if he wins!
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.Eventually, the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle.' Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle.'"The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb asses put him up there."[Source: Death By 1,000 Papercuts]
Stolen from Blond Sagacity
Monday, June 23, 2008
We have been praying for rain for so long the entire county is hoarse. Now the rains come when I need to work outside, normal at least.
I found the leak on the dish washer and fixed that with a new hose.
I hung the riding mower up from a hoist and gutted it like a deer, parts are on order.
Tomorrow I'm going to ride the bike over to sign my contract for the fall, 42 days in Connecticut.
In the afternoon I am going to the range and bust a bunch of caps! I decided a long time ago, if I get stopped on the way to or from the range, I'll just throw the keys to the center line of the road and spread eagle on the shoulder. When they look in the back, nothing I say will ever convince them that I'm not about to start a war.
Oh! Well! If you're going to play, then play hard!
forward it to all your friends, even your enemies, Odumbo is wrong again.
I am one of the most investigated people in the world because of my job, every five years I get the full deal. I also have a concealed carry permit, an Honorable Discharge, membership in a Law Enforcement Association, and experience in not shooting some people who really needed it.
He still wants my guns.
This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military action against Iraq/Afghanistan continues, Taliban authorities will cut off America's supply of convenience store managers and candidates for President of the United States. And if this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell and AOL customer service reps., and then Motel 6 managers.
It's getting ugly
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Trial by association is wrong, Mr Odumbo is guilty of no wrong, however, you are known and judged by the company you keep! Hang with people and their ways become your own. I know murders and millionaires, but they are NOT the people I identify with, their ways are not my own.
The people in this article, it's their ways or you they don't know you, much less help you.
Friday, June 20, 2008
This is typical Bush White House politics. It's Orwellian," Reid added. "He has the power, with the signing of a pen, to release more options for offshore drilling -- he has the power to do this.
"Congress imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling in 1981 and has extended it annually each year for all coastal waters, except for parts of the Gulf of Mexico and some waters off the coast of Alaska.
But Sen. John Isakson (R-Ga.) told Cybercast News Service that while it would be "appropriate" for the president to rescind the executive order, the real burden is on Congress. "He [Bush] is encouraging Congress to do it because that, in fact, vacates the current pending restriction on exploration," Isakson said. "We are sitting on a ham sandwich starving to death. There should not be a source available to us that we are not enhancing."
You will notice several things in the above article from Cyber Cast,
First, the people talking in circles are Dems.
Second, the president is having to ask Congress to lift the moratorium, something he can't do.
Third, the response of Dems is a straw man to kick the president in the news.
Fourth, the entire damn thing is posturing, doing nothing so no one can blame anyone if something doesn't go right. The party position before the election is basically, do nothing, so you won't have to explain anything!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Leduc said they advised her that Victoria's educational assistant (EA) had visited a psychic, who said a youngster whose name started with "V" was being sexually abused by a man between 23 and 26 years old. Leduc was also handed a list of recent behaviours exhibited by her daughter.
An autistic child with no physical evidence of abuse, and she is being accused of neglect/abuse? More than a little weird if you ask me. http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/06/18/5910691-sun.html
I sure hope this gets around before Nov.!!! On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:48:04 -0400, 'LTG Bill Ginn' USAF ret. Forwarded the Following:
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag Pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the Flag with the right hand over the heart.
'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting In air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be our next President!! I, for once, am speechless. He has Absolutely NO pride in this country!!!!! This is outrageous!!!! He Doesn't deserve to be dogcatcher!!!
(Oh, sorry dogcatchers, I mean you no disrespect.)
LET'S SEND THIS CLOWN DOWN THE ROAD
I stopped by http://www.snopes.com/ to see if there was any thing. They say it is a fictitious article by some one who writes "semi news" whatever that is.
I agree with the sentiment, not with the method, Odumbo is a Marxist and an idiot, reason enough.
Some folks may know of the adolescent drama One Tree Hill, I've never watched it. It's filmed in a nearby area. I was looking around on Google Earth and spotted the area, and the tree shown in the advertisements.
We went down for a look while in the area.
There are actually three trees on that hill, and it's not a hill.
It's actually the Bradford Battery, a gun emplacement that is part of Fort Fisher, the site of the largest sea battle of the War of Northern Aggression.
I wonder what imaginative individual came up with the idea.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Obama Plans To Raise The Capital Gains Tax Rate. Obama: "I think that we can have a capital gains rate that is higher than 15 percent." (CNBC's "Closing Bell," 3/27/08)
Hey,stupid, it's already up to 28%, the tax papers I just happen to have, show a range of 5% to 28%
Tax Policy Center: Obama's Capital Gains Tax Hike Would Raise Taxes On More Than Ten Million Seniors. "And the report also gives credence to another of McCain's arguments about Obama's plan, it will raise taxes on seniors. Because seniors are more reliant on gains from investments and capital gains, which Obama would increase, the group estimates Obama would raise taxes on more than ten million seniors." (Perry Bacon Jr., "McCain's Tax Plan Aids Wealthy, Says Group," The Washington Post's "The Trail" Blog, blog.washingtonpost.com , 6/12/08)
After writing checks to total $49000 for capitol gains I think thats quite enough, Thank you very much!
Obama Proposes New Payroll tax on incomes above $250,000
breitbart.com — Democrat Barack Obama would apply the Social Security payroll tax to all annual incomes above $250,000 which he says would only affect the wealthiest 3 percent of Americans. Progressive taxation was a favorite of Karl Marx, who leveraged people's jealousies against the rich to extract money from everyone.
Start flappin' them ears ODumbo! Fly! ODumbo, fly!
Twenty seven years ago I bought some land in the hopes that I could build on it later. That never happened. I sold it at the peak of the market, as everyone would hope to do. I made a lot of money, it only took a twenty seven year wait. I worked almost every day last year, thousands of hours. In total, I paid in fifty seven thousand dollars in taxes. Today, I get to pay the remaining twenty thousand dollars.
That's right folks, my tax liability this year is seventy seven thousand dollars.
I am speechless.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I hate to copycat posts, therefore I seldom indulge in"that reminds me of" stuff. This one is just too good to pass up, my apologies to Phlegmfatale.
My sister, as recorded elsewhere, generally keeps more pets than the zoo. Cats, dogs, rats, bats, gnus, pigs, birds, 'possums, snakes, if it can be restrained to her locale and fed, good enough.
Her favorites seem to be dogs of one size or another. Larger rather than smaller. Two of her rather more memorable were Dobermans.
Dobermans in my opinion are some of the sweeter working dogs, they just seem to look at you and say "love me".
Not this lot.
They were OK when she was home, and they knew you, and it was day time. Otherwise caution paid dividends. Those dogs knew me from the time they were weaned, and wouldn't let me on the steps if she was gone. After dark I carried a gun and watched the shadows. The black dog, Somdi, charmingly named after the Voodoo Lord of the Underworld, had no markings. If he came after you in the dark, he was invisible until all you could see a wholesale lot of white teeth.
The big dog was the mother, chocolate, also with no markings, a not too petite 135lbs. I weighed her myself.
The sister and her family lived about 100 feet from the Interstate fence, in a rural wooded area. Theirs was the only house light for quite some distance. When some of the local drunks ran out of gas at her back door, they naturally assumed that the nice lady would let them use her phone.
Wrong on all counts.
My sister is not a nice lady, and if she had a phone, she would be more likely to beat you with the hand set, and strangle you with the cord. Not that was necessarily the wrong thing to do in this case.
The dogs probably saved the idiot in question a lot of pain, even though that wasn't immediately apparent. Sis has already shot two men by this time, I haven't heard about anything lately.The big dog took loud and furious exception to the man trying to climb across the fence. My sister stuck her head out the door to tell the dog to shut up, and saw the incipient chewtoy with one leg over the fence.
She immediately informed him, you are trespassing, the dog will bite, I am only required by law to warn you one time. Imagine her knowing that about the law.
Chewtoys reply? $itch, I'm 'gonna use your 'phone. His smarter friends were muttering things like, watch the dog, Man, that dog 'gonna bite!
The dog is, by now in a foaming at the mouth frenzy. She is shoulders down, feet spread, ears back, snapping her jaws like a bear trap. All in all not very cuddly. The sister said to her self "that dog is never going to get off the ground".
She told Chewtoy that she didn't have a phone, he replied the she was a blankity blank lieing $bitch and he WAS going to use it!
Ok! Hope that works for you!
Chewtoy proceeded to cross the fence, the dobie launched like an anti-idiot missile, and impacted somewhere around the ass cheeks. Chewtoy lunges back the way he came leaving his pants behind.
There went his tough guy image!
The dog continued the destruction of laundry for some time. Sis closed the door and went to bed. Some time later the brother-in law comes home and starts saying he's going to have to beat the dog (not something I would undertake) for getting clothes off the line. The sister tells him to forget it, it isn't his pants.
Picture a confused face.
Now, I'm just wondering if 'ole Chewtoy was going commando?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ann Coulter asked that the voting public expend as much time researching their vote for president as they would buying a new microwave.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
With that in mind, I spent some time last night reading about the presumptive candidates. They are indeed presumptuous.
Below are the links:
These are a start, there are many. You will likely notice there is little difference between the candidates.
Remember an uninformed vote is like driving blind folded, you'll get somewhere, but not likely where you want.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I have avoided saying much about the Primary races, mainly due to disgust over the candidates involved. A greater group of prevaricators has never disgraced the American people since Teddy Kennedy or Richard Nixon.
I am a Republican and a conservative, if you hadn’t already figured that out. McCain is a Republican in name only, a RINO. He cosponsored a direct assault on our freedom of speech with the McCain-Feingold Act. The law that prohibits most citizens from expressing their opinion with in ,I believe, ninety days of an election. Now “news reporting” will be the tactic of the hour for generating support for a candidate. I don’t think anyone will be making news to have the chance to blurt something about a candidate. It is more likely the liberal media will decide the elections, based on who they grant the most coverage to.
Three guesses who that will be.
He also co sponsored an amnesty bill for illegal aliens.
He votes Prolife only as often as needed to mollify his constituents, and thereby be reelected. I have no problems with an elected official voting as they were elected to vote, regardless of their personal beliefs. It is their job to support those things their district tells them to support. I do have a problem with going through the motions while promoting some contrary notion. In short, they are employees of their district and should bear that firmly in mind.
Those are the remarks about the dude I’m going to vote for.
The other guy is an arrogant pretender. That’s his good side, the rest of his sides don’t add up to much. He has been an invisible Senator, voting, if this is possible, to the left of Teddy Kennedy. As I write this he is speaking to North Carolinians about the economy, I hope his comments are fed to him by economists. More likely they are formulated by the Democratic Party. I believe he is a lawyer, not a financial wizard.
Obama, I had quite the inner struggle to avoid twisting his name into an insult, is a socialist. He promotes power to the government to redistribute income, not wealth, income. Tax everyone to the grave and beyond for the “greater good”, then pay for programs to help those who’s lives revolve around making the same mistakes over and over.
I have never heard a plan of action to accomplish any thing he has put forward, only rhetoric and feel goodisms.
The quotes attributed to him are all anti-American, and all racist, that I have heard. They are very certainly taken out of context, even with that being true, those words should never have passed the lips of any citizen of this country. I will have to force myself to research this cretin to more accurately evaluate the Presidential candidate most likely to destroy this country and the few freedoms that remain.
I filled my truck the other day and set a personal record of three hundred and seventy five dollars ($375) with three quarters of a tank left in the back tank. Thank the good Lord I only drive that monster when some one else is paying for the fuel.
As you can easily imagine I am more than slightly tired of that.
There fore, as whining with out a proposed solution is &itching, my proposal!
Barter; raise the price of food and technology to oil producing countries. Make a barrel of oil currency or more firmly tie it to the markets. The royalty that is getting rich from oil while their subjects are living in mud huts needs to hear the growl of their peoples stomachs. When the growl gets to the throats and the volume is sufficient to shake them awake.
Things might get a little better.
Another proposal needing a close look is ACTUALLY becoming self sufficient, rather than just talking about it. A recent study, (through a crystal ball perhaps, I have no idea how this was done) says we have more undeveloped oil reserves than the rest of the world put together!!!!! Let’s stimulate the economy by building refineries, and perfecting technology to recover this oil without destroying the environment. We are the supposed greatest nation in the world, time to prove it again. If we can put a man on the moon and build the Interstate System (technology and engineering), surely a profit producing national project isn’t beyond us.
I believe I'll just send this along.
I spent some time this morning reading some of my earlier posts, it seems I wrote better then than now.
I’ll have to work on that.
I was reading to try to avoid retelling of some foolishness or other. There has certainly been enough of that to go around.
This week I am on a very important adventure.
I am the sitter for the Grand Daughters.
Between school, summer camps, the summer exile to the fathers house, and the Lord only knows what else, there was no one to watch the girls. The biggest trial on the horizon is the feeling on the part of the girls that they can discuss my instructions. I don’t argue, do what I say or go home. The only instructions are generally safety related, and I will not entertain options. If their safety is at risk, then there is no option.
We’ll get along fine. I get to feed them and we will go to play grounds and to the movies when it gets too hot. There are hose pipe spray downs and naps when we are tired.
It’ll be a busy week
Thursday, June 5, 2008
It is time to change from REDNECK humor to TRUE AMERICAN Humor!
Only it isn't seen as HUMOR, but the Correct way to LIVE YOUR LIFE !
If you feel the same, Pass this on to your True American friends.
Y'all know Who they are...
You Might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: It Never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've never protested About seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You still say 'Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You bow your head when Someone prays.
You Might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play theNational Anthem.
You Might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You treat Viet Nam vets with great respect, and always have.
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've Never burned an American flag.
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You know what you believe and you aren't Afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You respect your elders And expect your kids to do the same.
You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You'd give your last Dollar to a friend.
I Believe that most, like me, have just enough TRUE AMERICAN In them to have the same Beliefs as those talked about in this post.
God Bless The U S A ! Amen
AND PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN ENGLISH.
By the Grace of God and the Luck of the Irish; The Brass Dragon
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I found this http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880526010 .
Now I wonder why this didn't make the national news, like I don't know already.
If you are city people that may not mean much, but country people know a chicken will sleep in the same place every night, the roost or their place of safety. They come home every night.
Liberals have their mantras and talking points that sound good, they just fail to make much sense. The bottom line is they "only want to be fair". Actually they just want their way. Life is not fair.
Rough Diamond has this.