Monday, October 31, 2005

No "Merry Fitzmas" This Year For the Libs

Mark Steyn is always "spot on." Yesterday in the Chicago Sun-Times, his opinion piece tells it like only he can. All of the Bush-bashers and naysayers are wanting us to believe that this has been a bad couple of weeks for Bush. They couldn't be farther from the truth (than they usually are anyway).
According to Steyn's piece:

The "Ding Dong, the Bush Is Dead" fever rages on, disappointments notwithstanding. Hurricane Katrina was, politically, a wash. And say what you like about Harriet Miers, but at least the disaffected right wrapped the whole thing up in a month. Meanwhile, the left's still panting orgasmically about Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into what Scooter Libby said to Judith Miller about what Valerie Plame knew about what Joseph C. Wilson IV said . . . zzzz . . . fingers growing heavy . . . losing the will to type . . .

And tonight, I'm hearing that new polls show that 55% of Americans believe Bush's presidency has been a failure. Folks, when is somebody in the media going to get it right about just what exactly is the genesis of poll figures? In my opinion, ALL poll numbers that media outlets release should be prefaced by a disclaimer. My favorite, self-formed disclaimer would be this: "Be advised that the following poll results are based on public perception only, which is actually reflective of what is portrayed in the mainstream media outlets as 'news'. With that in mind, please note, the margin of error is +/- 40%." But then again, that's just my opinion.

Anybody have any problem with that? It's true, isn't it?

Just for the record, Scooter Libby is the highest-ranking Scooter in the Bush administration, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. All last week, lefty gloaters were eagerly anticipating "Fitzmas," their designation for that happy day when federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald hands down indictments against Libby, and Rove, and maybe Cheney, and -- boy oh boy, who knows? -- maybe Chimpy Bushitlerburton himself.

Pat Fitzgerald has been making his list, checking it twice, found out who's naughty or nice, and he's ready to go on a Slay Ride leaving Bush the Little Drummed-Out Boy and the Dems having a blue blue blue blue blue-state Christmas in November 2006, if not before.

Well, I enjoy the politics of personal destruction as much as the next chap, and one appreciates that it's been a long time since the heady days when Dems managed to collect the scalps of both Newt Gingrich and his short-lived successor within a few short weeks. But, as I've said before, one reason the Democratic Party is such a bunch of losers is because they're all tactics and no strategy.

Suppose they succeed in destroying Libby and a bunch of other non-household names. Then what? Several analysts are suggesting that the 2006 elections are shaping up like 1994, when Newt's revolution swept the Democratic old guard from power.

Always remember the media double-standard. If it's good for the Republicans, it won't play in the press; if it's bad for Republicans, it gets Page 1 attention nationwide!

What a wonderful life, huh? Guess Harry Reid is getting a lump of coal in his stocking this season.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

It's Time to Wake Up, America!

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin, who pointed me to Dog Pundit (photos courtesy of Reuters). Dog Pundit states the case for an organized letter-writing campaign that truly deserves our attention and ACTION!:

30, 2005 ***

A terrible crime has been committed in Poso, in Central Sulawasi, Indonesia, which for several years has seen sectarian violence against the Christian minority. Thugs have beheaded 3 Christian 16 year old girls walking back from school. This Voice of America report tells how the anti-Christian violence has attracted Islamic militants to Sulawasi.

WARNING: the following image from Reuters Alertnet is disturbing, but documents the absolutely inhuman and barbaric cruelty of the Islamic militants.The account of the attack is documented in this Reuters report, which describes National police spokesman Aryanto Budiharjo as saying up to 6 veiled men dressed in black used machetes to kill the girls from Bukit Bambu village.Two other victims are shown to the right (photo from Reuters Alertnet).

This report from The Star in Malaysia tells how the girls were found in their school uniforms, and that their heads were found 2 hours later some distance away, including one head found about 100 meters from a church. A fourth girl managed to hide and escaped with cuts.

The sectarian violence must stop. There is absolutely no justification for killing defenseless, 16 year old girls on their way to school.

If you would like to protest these outrageous murders, you can send a polite letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono His contact information is located here.

Please try to organize church letter writing campaigns for tomorrow, Sunday, October 30, 2005.Here is the Indonesian President's website.This URL at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC gives the mailing addresses and phone numbers for the entire Indonesian cabinet.

People, what in the hell is wrong with us? Why can't we seem to come to a collective understanding of how evil this thing called "Islam" is? Before you even start with the emails already, just shut the hell up and see for yourself. I wasn't going to post these pictures here, but damnit, a reality check is needed! Is this the work of a "peace-loving" religion?

.... How about this?
...or this?

At least Michelle Malkin & Dog Pundit gave you warnings about the graphic photos, but I'm sick and tired of the political correctness that seems to flourish when it comes to seeing evil things others do. Much to the delight of the MSM here, they GLEEFULLY show the "evil" images of things the Americans do! e.g, Abu Ghraib, "Club Gitmo," Taliban burning bodies, etc., etc.

We did NOT see enough of the images of Nick Berg, continuous footage of the planes flying into the WTC towers, people jumping from the WTC, Saddam's henchmen cutting off fingers and tongues of detractors... I could go on ad infinitum, but for those out there who know me, I don't really need to.

The MSM, you see, doesn't want us to REALIZE this evil known as the "peace-loving religion of Islam." If we did, then they (the MSM) would serve no useful purpose to civilization as we know it.

But do they really anyway?

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Accepting Responsibility

Late this evening, Gov. Bush of Florida made an announcement at a news conference he was giving about relief efforts after Hurricane Wilma ran roughshod over his state. He said "Don't blame FEMA. This is our responsibility." Governor Bush rightly admitted that the people of Florida, although they were badly battered, had plenty of notice to take action to prepare for themselves.

MIAMI (AP) - Gov. Jeb Bush took the blame Wednesday for frustrating delays at centers distributing supplies to victims of Hurricane Wilma, saying criticism of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was misdirected.

"Don't blame FEMA. This is our responsibility," Bush said at a news conference in Tallahassee with federal Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who oversees the agency.

Many Floridians were still struggling to find food, water, ice and gas on the third day of recovery from Wilma, waiting in line for hours - sometimes in vain. Miami-Dade's mayor called the distribution system flawed and said at least one relief site of 11 in his county ran out of supplies...

..."People had ample time to prepare. It isn't that hard to get 72 hours worth of food and water," said Bush, repeating the advice that officials had given days before Wilma hit.

Now, I wonder why, after all this time, the politicians of Louisiana are still looking for the Federal Government to bail them out? Why is it that Misssissippi and Alabama have already recovered, and, in fact, gave their surplus supplies to Louisiana, yet Louisiana still can't get their act together? Oh, wait... I forgot... yes, the evil, dreaded, Federal Government, who nobody wants in their lives, is supposed to take care of those who are "less fortunate." Please people, don't make me remind you about what I think of the "less fortunate." In fact, that sect of our social strata doesn't even really exist.

And the stories of Katrina's "evacuees" just get better and better, and they prove exactly why the "government will take care of me" will forever enslave an entire culture that has thrived in New Orleans for decades. (ooh, am I gonna get the hate mail over THIS picture!)

Last Sunday, in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (read: Al Jazeera Constitution), they chronicled the woes of a Katrina "victim" named Rolanda, whose FEMA benefits were about to run out. She's staying at a local hotel here in Atlanta, on your taxpayer dime, and her only worry is "where is the next hand-out coming from?" Never mind the fact she's had computer access at the hotel where she's staying; she's only used it for searches for new (free) government housing when her FEMA funds run out where she's staying. What is wrong with this woman and her boyfriend, who is staying with her? Never mind... that was really a sarcastic, rhetorical question anyway.

I'll let the High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth (Neal Boortz) preach it like only HE can:


Yesterday's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured a story entitled "Fear of Eviction: Evacuees worry aid will run out."

The story featured one Rolanda Cain, her one-year-old baby and her "boyfriend." Rolanda has been living in a motel on Fulton Industrial Blvd. in Atlanta since she left New Orleans. The article says that the federal government has been paying the hotel bill. Not so. It's the taxpayers who have been footing the bill for Rolanda and her boyfriend. The federal government merely seizes the money and passes it on.

Rolanda is worried about being evicted from the motel. She says "We have a place to stay. We have food. The only worry is how long it will last."

Say what? Rolanda's "only worry" is how long the handouts are going to last? Maybe it's just me, but if I were in her place I might be worried about, say, getting a job! Rolanda says that this is all very frustrating. "With no answers, you don't know which way to go." Well, Rolanda is quite the little self-starter, isn't she? Apparently she's sitting around waiting for "answers," instead of spending time on the phone or hitting the streets looking for some work. I wonder if she's even gone so far as to ask the manager of the hotel where she's living at taxpayer expense if he might hire her as a housekeeper? And her boyfriend? Is he out there looking for a job while Rolanda stays at home with the kid? The article says nothing. For all we know he may also be just sitting around waiting for "answers."

Well .. the answers don't seem to be coming, and Rolanda says that she's fed up with the FEMA program. Oh my! Rolanda's fed up! Someone alert the media! Oh, wait. Someone did ... and the AJC is really pouring it on thick here.

The article does point out that Rolanda has spent hours in the motel's computer room searching for other housing. Other housing paid for by taxpayers. Question: If Rolanda is so hot with the computer, why isn't she spending some time looking for jobs! Don't tell me there isn't a Waffle House or fast-food restaurant somewhere on Fulton Industrial Blvd. that Rolanda could walk to to earn a few bucks. Her hard-working boyfriend could look after the child.

Oh ... and about the child. The article doesn't seem to mention where Rolanda's baby-daddy is. He's probably out there searching for Rolanda so he can catch his child support payments up.

At the end of the article the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had a list of "What's available for evacuees." The list contained the federal disaster assistance programs that were available to evacuees. Among them were cash grants, free hotel stays, expedited housing assistance, low-interest loans, grants for medical care and other goodies. Nowhere in the list did you see any mention of jobs programs or training.

When are people going to stop playing the "it's everybody else's fault but mine" game? If the democrook libs get their way, the lazy poor masses of the left will be satiated ever more, but you and I will have to continue picking up the tab. I, for one, am sick of being "stuck with the check" at the end of a meal of which I was not even part.

PoliticalTeen has it posted on his open trackbacks for 10/27/05.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Cops Enforcing Laws Is a Bad Idea???

Okay, folks, forgive me if I seem incredulous, but is the ACLU really saying it's bad for cops to enforce laws? Hang on a sec... let me go get my screen cleaner so I can make sure I'm seeing this right. Well, holy ('scuse me, ACLU) crap... it's true!

I'm not kidding about this - in fact, I wish I were. The Ohio ACLU Litigation Coordinator is saying just that about Butler County's plans to crack-down on illegal immigrants in their jurisdiction:

HAMILTON - Butler County officials said Friday they expect their plans to crack down on illegal aliens will generate a lot of controversy - particularly with civil rights activists and possibly ethnic groups or unions.

They were right.

By Friday afternoon the Ohio Civil Liberties Union was already on alert to closely watch and review Butler County's plans. "I have not seen the proposals or anything in writing yet on Butler County's plans, but from the little that I've heard I can say at the outset that, in general, any plan that calls for local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration violations is a bad idea," said Ohio ACLU Litigation Coordinator Gary Daniels, of Cleveland.

At the outset, Daniels said local officials can't guarantee they aren't creating a situation that will invite or encourage racial profiling.

"You can write into new legislation or policies as many protections as you think are necessary for preventing racial profiling, but just because it's prohibited on paper doesn't mean profiling won't happen in reality," Daniels said. "Not all immigrants are people with brown skin.

"Therefore, the only way local officials can accomplish this type of policing fairly is if they required officers to ask citizenship questions of every single person they encounter," Daniels said. "More likely than not, these types of questions will fall disproportionately on immigrants with darker skin color."

Additionally, Daniels said implementing a state law that empowers local police and sheriff's officials to detain people for immigration violations could cause irreparable damage to already delicate relationships between law enforcement and immigrant communities.

"For very good reason, police agencies throughout the country have worked very hard to make positive in-roads into their local immigrant communities," Daniels said. "This proposal could create a culture of mistrust and fear that would impede police investigations which rely on obtaining information from those communities."

First of all, why is targeting "brown people" racial profiling? Last time I checked, I haven't seen any news clips or stories of hordes of blond-hair, blue-eyed people crossing the border en masse to achieve the wonders that America has to promise (not to mention the money to send back home to support your country of origin's government). It makes absolutely no sense to NOT look at "dark-skinned brown people" when looking for illegal Mexican immigrants! To do otherwise would be a tremendous waste of law enforcement's precious resources.

Okay, I'm going to do something I didn't really want to ever do here, but I'm going to break this out for you. When you take the oath as a police officer, you hold up your hand, swear to uphold not only the local laws, but also the laws of the state & the Federal governments. Illegality does not stop at city borders. Federal and state officers depend on municipal cops to help them do their job, and it's imperative that we work together to this end. I know this to be true, because I took that very oath.

People, why do we allow this organization to exist? I believe it has waged its own personal jihad against the very things that are woven into the fabric of America - God, Country, Individualism, Prosperity, Personal Responsibility; all tempered with Justice. If the ACLU, a tyrannical regime, continues to have its way imposing their love for international law upon the United States of America, then we, my friends, should be fearing fear itself.

If the Founding Fathers of this great Nation had any inkling that this organization would ever come to pass, I could easily believe that one last item would have been included in the Constitution to criminalize its very existence. The ACLU is truthfully the antithesis to what I believe to be true "civil rights."
Linked at PoliticalTeen
and StopTheACLU's "Carnival of True Liberties"

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I'll Bring the Marshmallows! It's PARTY Time!

I'm already gearing up for the hate mail that is to come, but if you can't stand the heat (EVERY pun intended), then GET THE HELL OUT OF THE KITCHEN! (photo left courtesy of Fox News)

Today the Australian press, as well as the MSM liberal idiots from the left around the world, are reporting about some Psy-Ops Officers who burned the bodies of a couple of dead Taliban fighters, and then broadcast a loud message calling them cowards, etc., to get them to come out and face our guys!

According to the article;


News of the burning of the Taliban fighters in violation of Islamic tradition came as the United States struggled to overcome its tarnished reputation after the sexual humiliation of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and allegations of mistreatment of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay 'war on terror' camp in Cuba.....

The SBS Dateline program broadcast footage showing burning corpses on hills above the village of Gondaz, north of Kandahar, reportedly killed by US soldiers the previous night. Flames were seen around the two bodies with their arms and legs outstretched, with a group of five US soldiers standing watching from a rocky ledge.

The troops, members of the US 173rd Airborne said they burned the corpses for health reasons after they had been left out in the open for more than 24 hours, however a US psychological operations unit then broadcast a propaganda message on loudspeakers to Taliban fighters, taunting them to retrieve their dead and fight.

The burning of the corpses contravenes the Geneva Convention and is a practice offensive to Muslims, who bury their dead within 24 hours.

The suspected Taliban deaths occurred during an ambush of a US patrol, in which one American and one Afghan army soldier were killed. The clash took place before Afghanistan's parliamentary elections last month. US officials to taunt villagers suspected of harbouring insurgents.

The footage showed two US soldiers reading two messages from a notebook that they said had been broadcast earlier.

"Attention Taliban, you are all cowardly dogs," one message said. "You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burned. You are too scared to retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the lady boys we always believed you to be." Another stated: "You attack and run away like women. You call yourself Talibs but you are a disgrace to the Muslim religion and you bring shame upon your family. Come and fight like men instead of the cowardly dogs you are."

The Australian photojournalist who took the footage, Stephen Dupont (photo right), told SBS the troops apparently wanted to enrage the Taliban so that they would attack.

Well, EXCUSE the hell out of me? I could give TWO SHI*S LESS about a burning Taliban body! Since when do we start coddling to the sensitivities of the Islamofascist, extremist thugs, whose only mission in life is to KILL every infidel that does not convert to Islam? Islam is offended? Well it damn sure sucks being a Taliban fighter right now. My heart is bleeding, and I need someone to pass me a hankie!

So they are offended because they call the mistreatment of a Muslim corpse to be an act of "desecration???" By God, then I damn well am not just offended; I'm highly outraged by the 19 sons-a-bitches who flew fuel-laden missiles full of approximately 3,000 LIVING Americans into buildings and structures on 9/11! What the hell do these people think we're going to do?

I chalk this whole idiotic media debacle and blow-up up to two contributing factors: 1) The MSM, which we all know are monolithic when it comes to bashing this country and our President; and 2) the godforsaken, immoral, reprehensible, anti-American regime that IS the ACLU! This group of Euro-weenie-loving, ass-kissing, socialist commies has every one this country so afraid that we might offend the sensitivities of another country, that these bed-wetting, pantywaisted Leftists out there get their panties in a wad every time they SEE panties on a terrorist thug's head in a prison during a FRICKING TIME OF WAR!

Does anybody but me not understand, not only what IS, but what is the IMPORTANCE of the "PsyOps Group" of the U.S. Military? Geez-o-petes, people... When in Rome, if you don't know how to act like a Roman, you will NOT accomplish your mission! In essence, these murderous, raping, pillaging, Islamofascist extremist thugs only understand one thing - and that is violence.

I am personally outraged BY the outrage that is coming out about this! These bastards would sooner kill you and me, and everybody else who is a non-Islam-believing infidel! Where was the media outrage when the American contractors were not only slaughtered, but were tortured, dismemebered, THEN burned and hung in a sick, twisted effigy from a bridge in Falljuah! Did you forget about that? I damn sure didn't, but the MSM not only forgot about it, but they didn't even give it any damn thought in the first place!

I also think others who so brutally had their heads sawn off for all to see (yet no MSM to air or publish, save Al-Jazeera) might just very well agree with me. The fact that the United States is expected to adhere to the Geneva Convention and other areas of wonderful International Laws, with which none of these Taliban fighters were a part of, is just nothing short of outrageous and unbelievable!

America, you better wake up and smell the napalm. Because if we continue to allow the likes of the ACLU (the world's ass-kissers), Amnesty International, et. al, dictate how we execute our wars and protect our country (the BEST country in the world), then we are in sad shape... and that napalm (in the form of a dirty bomb) will be coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

Bend over and grab your ankles, ladies & gentlemen, cause it ain't gonna be pretty, and NOBODY'S bringing the Vaseline!
~end of rant~ (for the time being.....)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Tancredo Asks the ACLU to Represent Illinois Student

****UPDATE 10/27/05*****
At the request of my readers, I have located the name & contact information for the Principal of Larkin High School. His name is Richard Webb, and here's what is listed underneath his photo:

"As the principal of the building I oversee all programs at Larkin High School including school climate, campus operations, school improvement, and student programming. I can be contacted by calling (847) 888-5200 xt. 5205 or by emailing webb_r/

Together We Achieve...Together We Succeed"

What's this about "togetherness?" Is he speaking about his obvious loyalty to Vicente Fox?? Gimme a break! WRITE AWAY, people!

Yeah, we'll hold our breath on this one. Republican Congressman, Tom Tancredo, has asked the ACLU to represent a student who refused to stand for the Mexican National Anthem at his public high school. Apparently Larkin High School in Elgin, Chicago, Illinois, was holding a "cultural awareness" program, and the school officials are none-too-happy with the son of Robert Bedard, who spoke for his son because he is a minor. Bedard:
"...complained that his son was being coerced into showing support for a foreign government, arguing, "I would be happy if they will not try to force students to honor patriotic elements of another culture unless they also honor our flag, our anthem as well."

Tancredo also wrote to the President of the ACLU requesting that they step in and help this minor who was target by the school's administration for his personal choice to not participate in this event. Tancredo's letter in full:

Ms. Nadine Strossen


American Civil Liberties Union

125 Broad Street

18th Floor New York, NY 10004

Dear Ms. Strossen,

As you may know, a student in an Illinois public school was recently disciplined by school authorities for choosing to stay seated during the playing of the Mexican National Anthem. According to press reports, the student was concerned that paying homage to a foreign government by standing may have jeopardized his upcoming enlistment in the military.

The case has received some attention in the media, and I was wondering if your organization plans to take any action on behalf of this student, or any of the other students who may have felt coerced by the "officially sponsored" nature of the activity.

As recently as 2003, the Colorado chapter of the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the constitutionality of school sponsored recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance. The ACLU's state legal director at that time told the media, "Public expressions of belief in the ideals of liberty and justice should be voluntary, not coerced." If the ACLU feels that asking students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance constitutes "coercion", I would imagine you would be equally concerned when students are compelled to pay homage to a foreign nation.

Additionally, one verse of the Mexican Anthem starts with the following words:

For in heaven your eternal destiny, has been written by the hand of God. The ACLU is well known for its ongoing effort to banish religious references from every corner of the American public square, and these lyrics are at least as religious as the Pledge. After reading the words, I was doubly surprised that your group has not already sprung into action to characterize the event as an unconstitutional "establishment of religion." I look forward to hearing from you on the ACLU's plans as they apply to this case. Thank you in advance for your time.

Gotta love the zinger at the end! He really gives the ACLU no chance but TO respond, but now, really... are any of us out there who are realistic about what to expect from the ACLU going to hold our breaths over this one? Don't bet on it. The ACLU cares more about representing the rights of foreign illegals and criminals than they do the rights of American citizens.

I'm anxiously awaiting to see how far this one goes... but again, I'm not holding out high expectations on this one. I think Tancredo is onto something. In fact, it might be a good idea for all of us in the future to demand the ACLU get involved ANYTIME a citizen of the United States has their civil rights violated.. and that includes Christians, Republicans, Conservatives, etc., whenever we are "oppressed" by the looney Left.

Media Bias "Astonishing"

Gang, I can't say it any better than Chris Wallace of Fox News said it to yesterday. So, accolades to Chris.. and here is the article in toto:

Chris Wallace: Media Bias 'Astonishing'

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said Friday that since leaving the mainstream networks behind to join Fox he's noticed an "astonishing" amount of biased reporting on the part of his former colleagues.

"I came from the mainstream media and I didn't used to feel this way," Wallace told WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr.

In radio interviews he does to promote his Sunday broadcast, Wallace said, the questions he gets are almost always slanted against the Bush administration.

"They always ask negative questions about George Bush [like] 'How much trouble is he in? What's this mess in Iraq?'" "I mean, it's quite astonishing to me."

Wallace said that the success of Fox News is a direct result of bias in the so-called objective press. "Fox News wouldn't exist if it weren't for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media," he told Carr.

"That's why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they've gotten it for years - the so-called bias in the objective press."

Now I know you looney libs out there are going to say "well, he's just towing the FNC's Republican Party line," but the way he relays questions he gets from the MSM reporters DOES NOT surprise me, because I've seen them "in action" (i.e., David Gregory & Terry Moran) attacking Scott McClellan brutally!

Comedy Act Targeted by ACLU

Since when is comedy subject to ACLU reproach? Well, it's happening. It just so happens that this comedy duo has a positive message, and are "faith-based," the ACLU finds malefaction at one of their flyers being handed out at a public school, according to the Washington Post.
According to the article:

Critics said the trouble is not with the program itself, but with invitations to a "faith-based" party that the pair distributed. Rick and Mick Vigneulle, identical twins, have performed at the White House and conducted chapel sessions for professional baseball teams.

Their Web site says the pair has answered the call to reach unchurched teens, because statistics show that 85% of people who make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ will do so before their 18th birthday."

But when the twins are cracking jokes onstage at public schools, Rick Vigneulle said yesterday, they are careful to keep it secular. "We work at keeping it that way so there is no misunderstanding," he said in a phone interview. "Our hope is not to offend but to help a lot of different students from different backgrounds."

The Vigneulles have been the subject of complaints before, including from the ACLU of Virginia after an appearance at a Williamsburg public school. Kent Willis, the Virginia ACLU executive director, said he did not take issue with the assembly but with the distribution on school property of fliers to attend a faith-based pizza party.

Similar invitations were extended at the Charles County assemblies. "Rick and Mick walk the line," Willis said. "Their purpose is clearly evangelical, but they do these secular performances as a way of encouraging students to attend the religious events."

Rick Vigneulle, 51, said he is upfront with school administrators about their intentions at the off-campus pizza parties called "Pizza Blasts." The fine print of the Charles County flier said the event was a "faith-based program" that was not sponsored by the schools. "We're going to do ministry to students because that's who we are," he said. "We're not asking those students to join churches. All we're trying to do is get them a connection."

What I don't get is that this group is not trying to promote one religion over the other, and neither is the school? If this comedy duo did not say anything about religion, but just sent out a message of abstinence from drugs, alcohol, and other things, this would not be an issue for the ACLU?
Why is it they are so anti-Christian? They are the same idiots that want to ENSURE rights to Muslims, Atheists, and every other regious groups out there? I just don't get it.
Also linked at "Stop the ACLU'S 'Carnival of True Liberties', and ThePoliticalTeen.

This is Breaking News?

The PoliticalTeen broke this news shortly after Breitbart's article was posted on Drudge. From their laundry list of things in "Karl's garage:"
"_Some cardboard file boxes stacked one on top of the other, labeled "Box 6," "Box 4" and what appears to be "Box 7." No sign of boxes 1, 2, 3 and 5.

_What appear to be paint cans stacked alongside a folded, folding chair.
_A rather large wood crate marked "FRAGILE" and painted with arrows indicating which way is up. On top of the crate, two coolers.
_A tall aluminum ladder.
_A snow shovel leaned in front of another cardboard box.
_Wicker baskets inside of wicker baskets on top of a shelf running the length of the rear wall. Transparent plastic storage bins crammed with indiscernible stuff. Another cardboard box.
_In one corner, the rear wheel of a bicycle sticks out, along with what appears to be a helmet.
_Another ladder, this one green, leaning sideways."
Oh, the horrors! A ladder? A bicycle? "Indiscernible stuff?" What's next? A glimpse at what might appear to be a VHS cover of something labeled "Evidence from the Grassy Knoll?" This is just plain pitiful, and the AP should be ashamed - but they won't be.
... "what appears to be a helmet"? What else would you find beside a bicycle? These people must be having a SEVERE news outage!

MSM Continues The Lies

PoliticalTeen has an excellent post today about the obvious and blatant MSM bias. Although it is widely known that the "white supremacists" had already been long gone from Toledo, ABC continues to report the violence that erupted as being perpetrated by the "White Supremacists" themselves. By the way, the last I recall, I don't think "white supremacists" allowed blacks in their organizations? (Photo from

Maybe if they had been watching the riots like the rest of us did on Fox, they might have known the truth about what happened. I too, like PoliticalTeen, am flummoxed by the lack of coverage fo this live-event, that lasted for hours. Only Fox News had anything about it the day it was happening. Heck, all they really had to do was listen to what the Mayor said afterwards "Toledo Mayor: Neo-Nazis Had Right to March."

Maybe ABC was late to the story because they use the same canoe they have over at NBC's "Today Show."

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Update on Toledo Riots

The Toledo Blade reporting on the happenings of today. And, they have a good image gallery of pics from the day's events.

By the way folks, don't get hung up on the "pro-Nazi rally erupts into violence," because that's not the case. The permitted, pro-Nazi group (which I do not agree with), had already disbanded and left the area when these career criminals decided to take advantage of an opportunity to steal, vandalize, and once again, prove that mob mentality will be excused.

Okay, so I understand they were upset by city officials who granted them the permit to have the rally (which, by the way, had been known about for a couple of weeks), but these same criminal thugs would also want THEIR free-speech rights protected if they so chose to express it (which they did, by the way, but in a criminal manner).

I was incredulous when I saw the video images on Fox News of this throng of thugs throwing bricks & rocks into the windshield of ambulances that were entering the area to help people! Even the local news reporter's vehicle was attacked by a protestor (~cough~) or protestors, breaking their car/van windows with their fists!!! What the F*** was this all about??? This was a "protest" against the "pro-Nazi" rally? Give me a freaking BREAK!

Criminals will always look for an excuse to do what they do best - break the law, violate other peoples' civil rights, and profit by their own thuggery & savagery. By the way, if they're so proud of their message, why do these common criminal always hide their faces?

Toledo, Ohio Riots Break Out


3:30 p.m E.S.T. - According to Fox News, a planned and permitted pro-Nazi Rally that was scheduled for today has been overshadowed by wide-spread looting and vandalism. This has apparently been occurring for the past 1 to 2 hours. The Pro-Nazi group had obtained a permit to have their rally, which was allegedly to protest the black gang violence against whites in the city, and many area blacks became enraged that the city would even allow this to happen.

Folks, we all know we have freedom of speech in this country, so even if we don't agree with the Pro-Nazi group, they have to right to express their views, and city officials cannot (unless they deem them to be violent) refuse their legally-submitted permit application.

Long after the Pro-Nazi group had left the area which resulted in several arrests of protestors, the looting & rioting continued in surrounding neighborhoods. Fox News has the WJBK (local news affiliate) helicopter video from the area, you can see the criminals (mostly black) senselessly going in and out of a structure, after having kicked down the doors, and taking stuff from the building. This happens over and over, and as Fox News reports, this "criminal activitiy" - not protest.

Then flames started shooting out of the building (now identified as a "bar"). Police several blocks away apparently finally realized that there was a scenario unfolding close by, and descended upon the area. They dispersed the criminal thugs and looters with tear gas, and I saw a few arrests being made.

Okay, here's the rant.... These "protestors" who were upset at the city officials for allowing this legal rally are NOT protesting the rally itself; they are "protesting" individual civil rights! They're taking this opportunity to loot, steal, ravage, set ablaze, and generally act like the societal miscreants they are. I know the news is touting that a "Pro-Nazi rally has turned violent," but that's not the case. The planned, but not realized, Pro-Nazi rally may have been the reasons the thugs gathered in the first place, but they are NOT an excuse to act like common hoodlums and thieves! Thank God the streets were empty, save for the criminal slime. Only structures were damaged and looted from. Yet still, these structure owners will have to repair their damaged and vandalized property.

Still developing..... 3:45 p.m. E.S.T.

PoliticalTeen has a stillshot, and will probably have the video soon... (posted @ approx. 3:50 pm)
::UPDATE:: 4:15 p.m. E.S.T. - As reported by Fox News, the Mayor of Toledo recently told reporters that these results were EXACTLY what the Pro-Nazi rally expected and intended to have happen when they scheduled their rally. Yes, they're blaming this activity on the "Nazis." What?? Does he expect me to step in that pile of cow squeeze? I can see right through his rose-colored glasses for his city because earlier on Fox News, they had a city council member on the phone, and he was saying "oh, no, this is a quiet town, no racial tensions, etc., blah, blah, blah." Yeah, right... They want to portray this city as a sleepy little hollow, while the rest of the people commenting from the law enforcement side, were rightly calling this area a "racial tinder box."
This was nothing more than the local criminal element taking advantage of a situation to which they could later assign blame for their actions. And it looks like the Mayor & city council members are going to be their enablers.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Civilian Contractor Reveals the "Bad News In Iraq"

Don't go away mad... and DEFINITELY don't go away! This post is not what you think it is. It is a very well-written piece, albeit titled a bit sarcasticly. It's time someone who really knows about what's going on "over there," tells someone in the MSM (once again) just exactly what IS the "bad news" in Iraq.

(Reprint permission received by letter's author, Mike Barrett, on 10/14/05 - photos added from

Bad News In Iraq

Subject: Bad News In Iraq

To: Mr David Brown, Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW

I spent 20 months in Iraq, from December of 2003 until August of 2005, as a civilian security contractor. We guarded huge convoys of bombs, artillery shells, mortar rounds, rockets, tank rounds, missiles and the whole range of the weapons and ammunition that was in the possession of Saddam in the more than 120 Ammunition Supply Points located throughout Iraq. We provided this security for USA Environmental, an EOD contractor operating under the Corps of Engineers. Sometimes these convoys would include as much as 30 16 wheeler flatbed trucks loaded with about 20 tons apiece. These shipments of bombs and weapons ammunition would reach as much as a mile in length and would travel only as fast as the slowest flatbed in the convoy, often only about 40 MPH. They were slow moving big fat targets. We never lost a bomb. Nor did we lose any of our protectees, the men and women who would gather up these shipments and blow them up inside other ASPs which we would secure 24/7.

We never had the help of any US military formation or unit. We guarded our posts ourselves and even served, in some cases, as sergeant of the guard to Iraqi National Guard units based on or near the ASPs. Nobody supplied us with a single round of ammunition for the M 16s, M4s and SAW machines guns we used on this job. We scrounged all our resources and ammunition from friendly US armories.

I served in almost every part of Iraq to include the Mosul area, Baghdad, Falluja and Baji. I have been ambushed near the Iranian border and along MSR One Tampa near Baji and Taji and also in central Baghdad and have transported high explosives and personnel of the US Army and Marine Corps to the Syrian border regions. I have been in convoys attacked with IEDs as well as the follow up small arms fire. I have been in a convoy formation that came to the aid of a formation of 3 US Army Humvees which were under attack, one Humvee destroyed and a poor soldier boy laying dead in the middle of the road.

I say all of this to you to present my bona fides, shall we say, as one who has traveled all across Iraq and watched, from the up-armoured side door of my Ford F-350 pickup truck, the tremendous change that took place in the nearly two years I was there along these routes. Housing starts are the incredible thing. So many hundreds of new or remodeled homes. And then there are the schools and the heretofore unusual scence of an actual school bus picking up and transporting children. You should see how eagerly these children embrace the opportunity to learn.

There are so many Iraqis eager to embrace economic opportunity as well. One man from the town of Ha' tra, south of Mosul, supplied a small fleet of flatbeds for the support of an ASP near that place. The bad guys kidnapped one of his sons and told him that if he continued to work for the Americans they would kill him. He replied "I have many sons". They did indeed kill his son but this old man continued to supply trucks and drivers for the efforts of the EOD operations in the area.

Another Iraq opened what we would call "a hadji shop"
which he named "7-11" and put up a huge sign in front just like the ones in the USA. His name is Makmoud and he served as a Colonel in the Iraqi Air Force under Saddam. He worked as a translator for the US Army as well. Makmoud, like thousands of other Iraqis, used this money to improve his house in Mosul.

It was my experience that for every "insurgent" (which we merely called murderers, rapists, blackmailers, kidnappers and strong arm bandits) there are 100 other men who work hard, keep the peace and raise their families with the hope of a better future now clearly within their grasp. But they do live in fear and this cannot be denied. However, they are willing to pitch in and often help in identifying these "insurgents" in their midst and their sons who serve in the Iraqi Army are also eager to do battle with the "insurgents" which threaten their homes and families.

Anyway just thought I'd write and add my voice to those who are mystified by the coverage I see on the news broadcasts in the USA.

Mike Barrett
Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Guys, I gotta ask this, even though it's a rhetorical question. Why DON'T we see reports like this in the MSM? Oh yeah, that's right.. if it makes Bush look good, it's not "news." I will say this, though. It's stories like Mike's that are driving the viewing masses to write their local news affiliates about why they're not hearing stories in the news that match what they're hearing from their loved ones & friends who are return from the battlefields of the Middle East.

Thank you, Mike, for allowing me to post your letter... (and thanks, Viper, for bringing it to my attention).


PoliticalTeen has link.
Stop the ACLU also has it.

Homage to "Mike" the K9 'Sheriff' from Scotland

Hey, gang... this is a personal issue for me today. I recently received an email from a close, personal friend of mine. His name is Stu McAllister, and he's a Police Officer with the Strathclyde Police in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a K9 officer, but recently lost his best friend and partner. I thought his recent email remembrance about "Mike" was worthy of posting.

"Mike was a police dog. On the very day he retired he took ill, spending the next four days on a drip in the Vet hospital, near death. After those four days he pulled out the drip and began to improve, but slowly.

I asked the Vet for her best guess and was told I would be lucky if he lasted 6 months, she was being optimistic but she was wrong.

Mike was donated to the police at 8 months, his owner was in remission but his cancer returned with a vengeance and he also was given 6 months. His family and friends all offered to take on the pup but he decided he would have a better life as a police dog.

We don't normally keep in contact with the people who donate our dogs but this was a little different, I visited regularly, taking Mike with me. He also confounded the medics surviving two years after his terminal diagnosis; some of that tenacity must have brushed off on Mike.

As a General Purpose Police Dog, Mike's initial training course was fun and he took to the game with gusto, qualifying easily. He was just over a year old when he hit the street.

Mike soon made a name for himself; his first apprehension was in our home town after a guy tried to steal a car. I happened to be in town and was on scene in a couple of minutes. I set him to track and off he went, along the street, up some steps to another street and round the corner, about a quarter of a mile at most. Suddenly he looked over a low wall and I knew by his body language he had found something.

He didn't bark, which surprised me as he did it every time in training. I commanded the suspect to come out and told Mike to 'speak', which he duly did.

I had become separated from my backup and began to march the handcuffed suspect back towards the vehicle, telling Mike 'watch-im' as we went. The suspect eventually asked: 'is this a training session for your dog?' to which I replied in the affirmative. 'Oh, OK' he said and off he went to jail.

He was a large, long haired dog and I always knew when he was homing in on the bad guy, he seemed to grow 4 inches and his tail went straight up like a flag! When I saw that, I just used to start running as I knew he would soon have an apprehension.

His next find was a 93 year old woman, missing from a nursing home. When he found her in the area already searched by nursing home staff she was suffering from hypothermia but due to Mike's timely arrival, she survived relatively unscathed.

There were numerous apprehensions and a couple more missing persons as the years passed. I even acquired a police badge (US style, for his collar) which he wore to displays and sometimes on patrol, sad eh? It had his name and such on it and I thought it was cool.

He was wearing it one night when he found a bad guy hiding in some bushes. This idiot had tried to break into a car but had been disturbed. When Mike found him and barked, the bad guy lashed out at him with his feet. That was a very bad idea and he suffered the consequences.

After the usual kafuffle getting the guy under control, handcuffed and generally arrested I asked him why he had not come out when I called my warning and why on earth he had kicked the dog.

He maintained he had not heard me, and indeed did not know it was a police dog. I shone my torch on Mike, lying 10 feet away. 'Didn't know it was a police dog, did you not you see his badge?' I asked. The guy looked crestfallen and swiftly apologised. The other cops thought this was a hoot, and big John christened him 'The Sheriff' right there and then!

Every time he called for us after that he asked for 'The Sheriff' to attend.

I suppose if he had a fault it was his food fixation, he would have eaten till he burst if I had let him. He even discovered how to open the refrigerator! I came downstairs one morning to discover he had done in £40 worth of Tesco’s finest. It had not agreed with him and there was a bit of a mess on the floor, enough said.

I thought it would be good if he could get a really good criminal apprehension as he approached retirement age but we were in a lean spell. He had a few finds but they were pretty run of the mill, nothing special.

Then one night we were sent to our local hospital where a woman in her 40's had absconded from the supposedly secure psychiatric unit. She had previously attempted suicide so there was an obvious concern for her safety, it took us about an hour but eventually Mike found her in the middle of rhododendron patch.

I thought we were too late, I have seen a few dead bodies in my time and I was not hopeful. Luckily I was proven wrong and she moaned as I approached her. I swear Mike knew he had saved her life the way he was carrying on, he seemed as elated as I was. That was his last operational find.

He wasn't just a 'GP' dog, he specialised in Tactical Firearms Support, clearing buildings before the team would enter and backing up Armed ResponseVehicles.

On one occasion we had to place ourselves between the ARV crews, who were arresting two suspects at gunpoint, and a hostile group of relatives who were unhappy about the situation.

On another he lay on a stair landing for over an hour, covering the upper floor while the team forced entry to a basement through a wall. He would have given us an early warning should anyone have tried to approach from that direction. The team trusted him and often said they felt a lot safer when Mike had cleared a building.

He actually worked a year past his retirement age because we were short of dogs with his specialism. It was after my new dog qualified as a TFU support dog I put both of them into kennels for the weekend while I left for a short break.

On the Sunday I got a call to say he had to be carried into the vet's.

Mike is gone now, he lived for another year, but I know as long as there are cops who still remember the night Mike caught their bad guy he will not truly be gone."
'Trust in me my friend for I am your comrade. I will protect you with my last breath, when all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your side.'
(From 'Guardians of the night.' Anon.)

I gotta admit.. when it comes to animals, I'm a real softie; especially police dogs. They serve with compassion, loyalty, and bravery. I've seen many pictures of Mike, although Stu never could bring him to the States when he came to visit, I still know how close a bond there was between Stu and his partner. I just had to share this... Please say a prayer for my friend, Stu, and thank God for dogs like Mike whose only mission in life is to help mankind. Today I shed many tears for the loss of my friend's best friend.

Ms. Underestimated

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Terrible Truth about Communism

Author Dick Morris wrote a brilliant piece in "The Hill" today about a journalist who has decided to trade in his PC for an M16.

Titled "A Young Man and His Ideals," Morris chronicles the life of Matt Pottinger, who "has served as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in China for nearly five years." Matt has had some eye-opening experiences, and subsequent to that, is enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

"His is a story of a patriotism and commitment underscored and emphasized by the lessons he has learned living in one of the most politically repressive societies on the planet. There is so much we can all learn from him about China and about our own country.

"The regime in China," Matt contends, "is held up by two props: economic advancement and control of news and information. The government is very good at both."

How can a modern government police how 1.3 billion people who use the vast resources of the Internet? Pottinger explains: "The authorities spend countless man hours, involving tens of thousands of officials, monitoring what the Chinese people are accessing online."

And, he adds, Western companies facilitate their task by selling the sophisticated equipment and software that Beijing uses to maintain the new wall of China - its Internet firewall.

Pottinger says that living up close and personal under an authoritarian government made him value freedom all the more. He remembers once interviewing Chinese workers who were protesting official corruption only to be approached by a government thug - at a Starbucks in Beijing, no less - who punched him and said: "You will get f- - -ing out of the country. Right now."

Matt, however, defied the warning and remained in China and continued trying to report the truth despite official intimidation."

Why is it that so many on the looney Left have a problem with grasping what is truly behind Socialism, Marxism, and Communism? They are the ones who support these ideals, but if they had their way, many of them would be either executed or exiled for the rest of their natural lives!

It just goes to show you... the Left knows nothing about the "Terrible Truth about Communism." In essence, Communism is the ultimate fight against individualism, which is core to the true American way of life! The caveat is this: individualism not only brings prosperity; it also carries with it personal responsibility for the individual's actions. And that is something the democrooks cannot truly grasp.

From the Files of "I Thought I'd Heard it All"

Can this idiot show any more lunacy than we've already seen? Come on, already! Jesu...... oh, never mind. She must have already heard Him speak... :::::SIGH::::::

PoliticalTeen has the post, and the original source.

On Ash Wednesday of 2004, a few days before Casey left for Iraq, his dad and I went to see The Passion of the Christ. That was our Ash Wednesday penance that year. Casey's dad fell asleep during the scourging scene while I sat in my seat and quietly sobbed.

I was especially touched by the character that played Jesus' mom who followed her son along while he was being violently tortured and killed by devious men with an evil agenda. Of course, since I became a mom over 26 years ago, I have identified with Mary as she sobbed at the foot of her sons cross and cradled his lifeless body in her arms.

I am recounting all of this, because since Casey was killed in Iraq by devious men with evil agendas, I find it extremely difficult to go to the movies.

Yesterday, I went to the same movie theater in Vacaville, Ca. that Casey and I loved to attend. My sister and I saw the movie Serenity. It was a good science fiction flick which was entertaining and had many parallels with what is going on in our world today.

Speaking of science fiction, will somebody please tell Louie Freak-a-khan to take her back to the Motherwheel already? The ship is leaving and she needs to head back home!

It's Called a "Theory" for a Reason

Yes, I'm talking about "Darwin's Theory." I am flummoxed that the Left is so apoplectic about the suggestion of another "theory" being taught in schools!!?!?!?! Yes, this argument has yet-again reared its ugly head, and the ACLU is ready at the helm to destroy every effort for such teachings.

According to a "World Peace Herald" article;

A U.S. federal judge is now being asked to decide whether a local school board acted unconstitutionally when it adopted a policy mandating that science students be told about intelligent design.

In 2004, the Dover, Pennsylvania, school board decided that students studying Darwinian evolution should be informed that there is a competing theory called intelligent design (ID).

Students are not required to learn anything about ID; they are simply told that there is a book about it in the school library, and they are
encouraged to keep an open mind.
Is it just me, or am I the only person who thinks there is nothing wrong with merely suggesting there's an opposing idea to Darwin's theory, and that the reading material is available in the school's library? Nobody in this case that I've read about suggest that it be adopted into the school curricula of Science (which, by the way, Darwinism is taught as a "proven" theory). So, why not let students know that's not the only "idea" out there? This stinks to high heaven (oops! sorry) of slamming the 1st Amendment!

The whole idea behind theories is that they are just that: "theories." They can be challenged, debated, or whatever else you want to call it, but HOLY cow (oops! my bad, sorry about the "holy" reference again)... Heaven forbid (Dang! there I go again!), anyway... you get my drift...

Just let one person, even a representative of a government school *GASP!*, propose such a thing, and the ACLU idiots get their granny-panties in a bunch! By the way, have you noticed that our Government schools (i.e., "public schools") are doing such a BANG-UP job of turning out productive members of society lately???? Didn't think so...

Again, the ACLU just couldn't resist this opportunity to get into the limelight...

This was too much for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which brought suit to have the Dover policy declared unconstitutional.

Some people are now comparing the 2005 Dover trial to the 1925 Scopes trial, in which the ACLU defended a teacher named John Scopes who had been accused of violating a state law prohibiting public schools from teaching that humans are descended from lower forms of life.

But there is a huge difference between the two: In 1925 the ACLU went to court to permit the teaching of Darwinian evolution; now, the ACLU is suing to prohibit the teaching of anything but Darwinian evolution.

This article is a MUST read and a wake-up call to all. Everybody should do their homework on Darwinism, and come to terms with what it really is - a theory.

Now, the only case that I can think of that MIGHT prove Darwinism resides in the Senate House in the great state of Massachussetts, and is reported to be a VERY good swimmer!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Al Qaeda Terrorist Claims His Warnings Ignored

According to a article from Oct 10th, an Al Qaeda terrorist who is currently serving a 12-year prison term in Zenica prison in Bosnia-Herzegovina (flag right) for terrorism and robbery, said that he had sent repeated warnings for more than three years about threats to Britain, Italy and Spain, but that they have all gone unheeded:

Ali Ahmed Ali Hamad, who is currently serving a 12-year prison term in Zenica prison in Bosnia-Herzegovina for terrorism and robbery, states that for more than three years - from November 2001 to January 2005 -- he repeatedly offered in letters and "official interviews" to provide information on al Qaeda's operations in Bosnia and elsewhere.

Hamad adds that his efforts included two letters, sent on Jan. 12 and 19 of 2004, to Lord Paddy Ashdown, the international community's High Representative to Bosnia-Herzegovina, which, according to Hamad, Ashdown ignored.

On Jan. 10 of this year, Hamad wrote a nine-page letter from prison, addressed to local news editors in Bosnia, complaining about being ignored. Cybercast News Service obtained a copy of the letter and confirmed its contents in a conference call with Hamad's newly-appointed attorney, Dusko Tomic, and an independent translator.(Click here to view copy of original letter. Click here to read English translation.)

One has to wonder why anybody like this would be ignored, but part of me wants to think that his warnings were taken to heart, but either: a) they couldn't prove them, or b) they did heed them and were working on gathering further intel.

The article goes on to further state:

In August, Cybercast News Service posted an edited version of a video, which had been obtained from ISSA, showing a jihadist training camp in Bosnia.The Cybercast News Service article accompanying the terrorist training camp video ended up on the front pages of news organizations in the Balkans, but Bosnian government officials and Gen. David Leakey of the European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR) denied there were any terrorist camps in the region.

Bosnia's top Muslim weekly, Slobodna Bosna, confirmed the existence of the training camps and insisted the European Union general was "playing dumb."

One month later, al Qaeda activity in the area was confirmed by German intelligence sources as well, as reported by United Press International.

Hamad's letter also singles out Gen. Virgil Packett, the former commander of the Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR) for doubting that there were al Qaeda terrorists in the region, even while admitting that there could be "sleepers."

"[T]he terrorists who perpetrated the September 11 attacks ... were peaceful sleepers before they received their order to attack," warned Hamad in his letter.

What a stark yet true observation of something that did come to fruition!

Folks, in this day and age, even if something does turn out to be proven false, then the only harm to be done that I can find is that we would get into the "boy who cried wolf" complacency. Well guess what? Even though that boy hasn't cried wolf that much lately anyway, I believe we have truly forgotten the lessons of the past, and that complacency does exist in us... like it or not.

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Jo's Cafe,
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Oblogatory Anecdotes.