Saturday, December 31, 2005

Ollie's New Year's Resolutions & Admonitions

In the true Marine spirit, "Semper Fidelis," Ollie is always faithful, and nobody can compare when it comes to what I call "meritorious spirit." Few others have ever exhibited the true meaning of that oath, and nobody else in the news world can even come close when it comes to recognizing our servicemen & women overseas. I have seldom seen Lt. Col. Oliver North on TV when he was not purposefully introducing one of our military members, highlighting their contributions in our war against terrorism. And no camera will leave him until the military man or woman has had a moment to say hello to their loved ones back here safe at home, because of the things they are accomplishing for the common goal of freedom for all mankind.

This year, Ollie has a resolution of his own, but not before he has some very observant suggestions for others. From
Lt. Col. Oliver North's Townhall column yesterday:

New Year's Resolutions

By Oliver North
Dec 30, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the sun sets on 2005, there are a number of people and events worthy of mention and remembrance -- some good, some not so good. It is also that time of year when we must make our resolutions for the coming year. And since I'm in the business of giving unsolicited advice, herewith are a few suggestions to those who may or may not need them.

First, congratulations must be offered to the Iraqi people along with a respectful suggestion that they resolve to stay strong and continue the astounding progress they are making in transforming their country from a brutal dictatorship to a working democracy. In the course of 12 months in 2005, Iraqis braved terrorist threats and persistent pessimism from the press to go to the polls and show that democratic government is a viable alternative to the violence we have witnessed in that part of the world for too long.

All year, the determination of the Iraqis and the brilliance of our troops were denounced by the likes of Howard Dean -- the leader of the Democrat Party -- who should resolve to become more optimistic about America and our troops. Just a week before the Iraqis held their most recent, historic, peaceful elections, Dean was speaking to WOIA Radio in San Antonio, Texas, and predicted that America would lose the war in Iraq. "The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq," Dean explained, "is an idea which is just plain wrong."

And speaking of being "just plain wrong," there are two prominent liberals who, in 2006, should resolve to take refresher courses in American history so they don't continue to impugn the character of our service members and our country.

After correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported that Iran's new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have been one of the terrorists who held Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979, NBC News anchor Brian Williams responded, "Andrea, what would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called terrorists at the time by the British Crown, after all."

As bad as that remark was, it was topped by Senator Dick Durbin, who accused U.S. troops serving at Guantanamo Bay of war crimes, saying their treatment of terrorist prisoners resembled that "done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime -- Pol Pot, or others." In addition to the remedial history lessons, Durbin should resolve to make the sincere apology he never made.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is another liberal Democrat who should resolve to think before he speaks. Within hours of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, while hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast were mourning dead family members, Kennedy blamed it all on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. "Now we are all learning what it's like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged," Kennedy suggested.

Of course, liberals can't accept the fact that the Big Government bureaucracy that they worship let them down during Hurricane Katrina.

Which brings us to rapper Kanye West, who should resolve to stick to the script. He failed to do so during a televised charity fundraiser for Katrina victims and instead accused the president of racism, saying, President Bush "doesn't care about black people."

Of course the president grieved the loss of life caused by Katrina.

And 2005 also saw its share of celebrity deaths -- including TV host Johnny Carson, lawyer Johnnie Cochran, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and Sen. Eugene McCarthy. But no passing was mourned more than that of Poland's Karol Wojtyla, better known as Pope John Paul II. Laid to rest on April 8 in a crypt below Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City, the pontiff's funeral was seen by more than one billion Catholics around the world and attended by kings, presidents, prime ministers, Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Protestants.

Corporate executives and craven politicians should resolve to ignore anti-Christian activists who want to expunge religion from the public square and American culture.

Along those lines, Hollywood producers should resolve to make more movies like Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," and "The Chronicles of Narnia," -- which appeal to middle America -- and make fewer cinematic screeds about twinkle-toed cowboys with lavender lassos.

Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore should resolve to make a documentary on liberal hypocrisy -- and he can start with himself. After making his name by bashing corporate America, it was revealed by Peter Schweizer's new book "Do As I Say, (Not as I Do)," that Moore owns thousands of shares of stock in Halliburton -- the company that liberals love to hate, especially Moore, who lambasted the company in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should resolve to do what he always has done -- ignore his critics. Every few months, the enlightened" Washington press corps writes Rumsfeld's political obituary only to have to update it months later with the accomplishments he's achieved in the interim.

President Bush should resolve to fight in 2006 like he fought the last month of 2005 -- with courage and conviction. After months of letting his critics get the better of him, he decided to engage them, and in some cases, go over their heads directly to the people. Surprise, surprise -- his poll numbers improved.

The soldiers, sailors, airmen, Guardsmen and Marines of the U.S. military should resolve to keep doing exactly what they are doing -- defending American citizens and doing so with pride and honor. And the public should resolve to do even more to support those who are sacrificing so much for our country.

As for me, I resolve to be less opinionated in the New Year -- a resolution I vow to keep at least until my next column.

Happy New Year.

I really don't like posting someone's entire column, but I just can't top Ollie's observations, suggestions, and admonitions as he so succinctly scribes.
As with Ollie, I also wish you all a Happy New Year... especially those of you in the desert with the purple-ink-stained fingers that you so proudly wore in defiance of tyranny in this most historic year of your country.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Mr. Gonzales Goes To Washington

BREAKING NEWS! on Fox & Reuters, the Justice Dept. is opening an investigation into the leakage of top-secret classified information about the NSA! From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation to determine who disclosed a secret NSA eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, officials said on Friday. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," one official said.

Earlier this month Bush acknowledged the program and called its disclosure to The New York Times "a shameful act." He said he presumed a Justice Department leak investigation into who disclosed the National Security Agency eavesdropping operation would get under way.

Justice Department officials would give no details of who requested the probe or how it would be conducted.

The disclosure of the covert domestic spying program has triggered concerns among both Democrats and Republicans, with many lawmakers questioning whether it violates the U.S. Constitution.

Several lawmakers have backed a planned hearing on the issue by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Republican from Pennsylvania. Bush and senior administration officials have argued that the policy of authorizing -- without court orders -- eavesdropping on international phone calls and e-mails by Americans suspected of links to terrorism was legal and necessary to help defend the country after the September 11 attacks. The White house has sought to play down the impact on civil liberties, saying the program was narrow in scope and that key congressional leaders were briefed about it.

All I can say is, it's ABOUT DAMN TIME! Go, Alberto!
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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Justice... the Kuwaiti Way!

According to the USA Today and AP on Dec. 27th, 6 terror suspects are sentenced to DEATH for plotting an attack on U.S. troops! YAY!
The story reveals:
6 sentenced to death in Kuwait for planned attack on troops

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Six men were convicted and sentenced to death Tuesday on charges they belonged to a terrorist group that planned to attack U.S. troops in Kuwait. The men — three Kuwaitis and three stateless Arabs who live in Kuwait — were among 37 Kuwaitis and other nationals accused of joining the Lions of the Peninsula, a group the prosecution claims was planning the attacks.

Kuwaiti authorities broke up the cell in clashes in January that left eight suspected terrorists and four policemen dead. Weapons, bombs and chemicals that could be used for making explosives were found in the suspects' possession.
Twenty-three alleged members of the cell are already serving prison terms ranging from four months to 15 years. Seven were acquitted while another was given a life sentence. The defense argued the six were planning to go to Iraq and asked for leniency from the court. "I believe those young men have been deceived, and the way to deal with it is not tough sentences," their lawyer, Khaled al-Abdul-Jalil, told the three-judge panel last month.
Kuwait was a launch pad for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and remains a logistics base for the international coalition, which is fighting an Iraqi insurgency that includes Islamic militants from other Arab nations. Scores of Kuwaiti Islamic fundamentalists have fought in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia and Iraq.
I feel somewhat cheated.. I want THIS kind of justice in the U.S.! No more 20+ years on the public dole with 3 hots and a cot like Tookie....INSTANT justice meted out! Hip-hip-HOORAY for the Kuwaitis! At least THEY are loyal to the U.S.; which can't be said for the MSM of the U.S., whose freedoms are only granted by those they love to slam on a daily basis.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My Letter to the New York Times

Gang, I couldn't take it any longer... I had to write the New York "Slimes" tonight. I encourage you to do the same. The email addresses are below, for those who don't have them.

Dear Sirs:

I know you probably won't even read this email, but it doesn't matter. These statements, observations, and questions need to be made/asked.

Back when the non-story of Valerie "not a covert-agent" Plame came out, your newspaper dogged the White House and the Bush Administration, DEMANDING to know the source of the "alleged" leak of Valerie Plame's name. It was, in fact, her own husband who outed her (if she was outed at all) in his own book! Not to mention, I don't think a true "covert" agent would be appearing in Vanity Fair on a regular basis in the society page photos with her husband.

Your paper has run story after story on this Plame-gate issue, yet when TRUE issues of SEVERE Top-Secret National Security are breached by your paper, I have to say I find it quite disingenous that nobody at your publication has similarly "demanded" an investigation into these leaks!?!? When is somebody in your organization going to do that? Demand the source of the leaks? Or tell us who is leaking this TRULY classified information?

First it was the secret prisons in Europe, now the NSA wire-tapping issue. These are two issues that do nothing but give the terrorists a "heads up" about what the Bush Administration and our military men & women are doing to try and protect this country, and more importantly, your rights to publish whatever garbage you want. You are endangering the very lives of our military, yet all you do is write about how many are being killed.

What parallel universe do you people work in that you don't you see your circulation has gone down significantly in the past, along with the rest of the mainstream media outlets out in the United States? Have you not yet figured out why? Running a business, it should be all about the bottom line, and I thought you all would have gotten it by now.

But your desire to bring down the Bush Administration sadly outweighs your desire to be a success in the world of Journalism. Your stance on issues of the day, especially our National Security, will cause your paper's demise, and it will have been at your own doing. Do you think it's some kind of chicanery that Fox News is the new front-runner in the television media? The country is sick of the obvious liberal media bias that is the "norm" these days, and you all don't fool anybody anymore (well, a select few leftist myrmidons, maybe).

Sadly, it may also give the terrorists (read = OUR enemy) enough information to adjust their strategy, and will partly weaken the resolve of the American people to stand behind our troops and this President, to have patience in this war. Yes, we are at war regardless
of what your news & editorial pages proclaim.

I also find it highly suspicious that the editors of the New York Times sat on the article about the NSA and wire-tapping until right before the Senate was to vote on the Patriot Act. Seems much like the National Guard fake memos aired by CBS & Dan Rather just prior to the '04 elections. Timing is everything, isn't it? Your hatred for this President and his Administration is transparent and quite obvious.

I can promise you one thing, sirs; if our nation is attacked again, and the American people find out your stories revealing TRUE National Security secrets had anything to do with it, you will most certainly rue the day you felt ice in your veins for this President, his Administration, and this great country that is the United States of America. And if any of my family, friends, or loved ones are hurt in these attacks, I will be MOST delighted to start a Class Action lawsuit against your "news" organization!

Passing your email addresses to all of my friends, I'm also going to ask them to email you and voice their opinions.

I end this contentious email with one question; when, sirs, will you demand a Federal Investigation into the leaks your paper has published, and spend as much time hounding the Federal Government for this investigation as you did the Valerie Plame non-affair?

Anxiously awaiting your reply...

In case anyone's interested, here are the important email addressses to write to at the New York Times - LET'S FLOOD THEIR EMAIL INBOXES!
Ms. U
Linked at StoptheACLU here & here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Terrible Truth About "Choice"

According to today, Spain says that abortions have risen 72% in the past ten years. Folks, these numbers are actually mind-boggling to me. The story reveals:
The number of abortions carried out in Spain has risen by almost three quarters in the past decade but the figure remains low by European standards, the country's health ministry said. In 2004 the total reached 84,985, up by 6.5 percent on 2003 (79,788) et 72 percent on 1995 (49,367), it reported.

For women aged between 15 and 44 the rate per thousand was 8.94 in 2004 compared with 8.77 in 2003.

But Health Minister Elena Salgado, taking the 2002 figure, said that Spain's figure was lower than that of Germany (15.35 percent), Finland (16.41 percent), France (18.34 percent), Denmark (18.9 percent), Italy (20.46 percent), Britain (22.82 percent) and Sweden (25.63 percent).

The great majority (86.7 percent) of abortions were carried out in private clinics, while 9.7 percent were carried out in private hospitals and 3.6 percent in public hospitals. The intervention in the first weeks of pregnancy costs between 300 and 400 euros in a private clinic.

Abortion was decriminalised in Spain in 1985 for certain cases: after rape, in the case of malformation of the foetus and if the pregnancy represents a threat to the physical or mental health of the woman.

The report said 95.7 percent of abortions were carried out for the last reason.

I was stunned by these numbers until I did some reasearch myself. On the website, I found more mind-numbing statistics about abortions in the United States! These stats are compared to world numbers. I've posted before about one American abortionist (warning - this post contains very graphic images), but these statistics are just... well... dang... You decide:

Abortion Statistics - World

  • In 54 countries (61% of the world population) abortions are legal.
  • In 97 countries (39% of the world population) abortions are illegal.
  • There are approximately 46 million abortions conducted eacy year, 20 million of them obtained illegally.
  • There are approximately 126,000 abortions conducted each day. (are you believing this?)

Abortion Statistics - U.S.

  • Approximately 1,370,000 abortions occur annually in the U.S. according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. Click here to see the approximate number of abortions in the U.S. per year from 1973-1996. In 2001, 1.31 million abortions took place.
  • 88% of abortions occur during the first 6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • 60% of abortions are performed on women who already have one or more children.
  • 47% of abortions are performed on women who have already had one or more abortions.
  • 43% of women will have had at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old (this statistic includes miscarriages in the term "abortion").

Abortion Statistics - Demographics

  • Age - The majority of women getting an abortion are young. 52% are younger than 25 years old and 19% are teenagers. The abortion rate is highest for those women aged 18 to 19 (56 per 1,000 in 1992.)
  • Marriage - 51% of women who are unmarried when they become pregnant will receive an abortion. Unmarried women are 6 times more likely than married women to have an abortion. 67% of abortions are from women who have never been married.
  • Race - 63% of abortion patients are white, however, black women are more than 3 times as likely to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.5 times as likely.
  • Religion - 43% of women getting an abortion claimed they were Protestant, while 27% claimed they were Catholic.

Abortion Statistics - Decisions to Have an Abortion (U.S.)

  • 25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing.
  • 21.3% of women cannot afford a baby.
  • 14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child.
  • 12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy.)
  • 10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career.
  • 7.9% of women want no (more) children.
  • 3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health.
  • 2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health.
One hundred, twenty-six thousand abortions a day? Gang, that's FORTY-FIVE MILLION, NINE HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND abortions A YEAR IN THIS WORLD!!!! I'm just speechless. I'm sorry, but I have nothing wry, witty, smarmy, crass, or anything else to say. The numbers speak for themselves. This is a slippery-slope, folks; and we're losing.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Spying on Muslims? Say it Ain't So!!!

To my shock, dismay, horror, and sheer, absolute delight; today the U.S. News & World Report has a story about the U.S. monitoring Muslims without search warrants! OH, THE HUMANITY!
Well, since the left-wing U.S. "Spews" & World "Retort" won't report it honestly, I'm going to interject where needed (in red):

In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, (by whose standards?) top secret program (Pssst.. if it's "top secret, why are you reporting it? You're violating Federal Law yourselves, just like the NYTs!) to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, (HIP, HIP, HOORAY! What is bad about that?) U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained, (and your point is?????...) according to those with knowledge of the program. (If they're so proud of their revelation, why are they not saying who they are?)

Some participants were threatened with loss of their jobs when they questioned the legality of the operation, according to these accounts. (Again..."according to these accounts." Who are these people?)

Federal officials familiar with the program maintain that warrants are unneeded (I think you mean "unnecessary... sheez! as a professional journalist, you should know this) for the kind of radiation sampling the operation entails, but some legal scholars disagree. (The last I checked, no 'legal scholars' I've ever heard of have served in Iraq; they just continue to pollute the collegiate world with their liberal appeasement views) News of the program comes in the wake of revelations last week that, after 9/11, the Bush White House approved electronic surveillance of U.S. targets by the National Security Agency without court orders. (Since when did foreign electronic surveillance operations fall under our U.S. Constitution?) These and other developments suggest that the federal government's domestic spying programs since 9/11 have been far broader than previously thought.
(Again, your point is????? We haven't been attacked again since 9/11.)

The nuclear surveillance program began in early 2002 and has been run by the FBI and the Department of Energy's Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST). Two individuals, who declined to be named because the program is highly classified (and so they should be fired and imprisoned, because they violated Federal law), spoke to U.S. News because of their concerns about the legality of the program. At its peak, they say, the effort involved three vehicles in Washington, D.C., monitoring 120 sites per day, nearly all of them Muslim targets drawn up by the FBI. (Wooooo!!! I'm scared! Last time I checked, no little old white ladies, no young white or black males, no Chinese, etc., people have flown planes into buildings, or otherwise plotted against the United States, save the one idiot, Tim McVeigh.)

For some ten months, officials conducted daily monitoring (YAY!), and they have resumed daily checks during periods of high threat. The program has also operated in at least five other cities when threat levels there have risen: Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York, and Seattle.

FBI officials expressed concern that discussion of the program would expose sensitive methods used in counterterrorism. (As they SHOULD!) Although NEST staffers have demonstrated their techniques on national television as recently as October, U.S. News has omitted details of how the monitoring is conducted (Good! That's one more thing the public does NOT need to know!). Officials from four different agencies declined to respond on the record about the classified (duh!) program: the FBI, Energy Department, Justice Department, and National Security Council. "We don't ever comment on deployments," (and you SHOULDN'T, Bryan!) said Bryan Wilkes, a spokesman for DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages NEST.

In Washington, the sites monitored have included prominent mosques and office buildings in suburban Maryland and Virginia. One source close to the program said that participants "were tasked on a daily and nightly basis," and that FBI and Energy Department officials held regular meetings to update the monitoring list. "The targets were almost all U.S. citizens," (and??? If they're not communicating with Muslim extremists or Usama's and Zarqawi's henchmen, they need not be concerned!) says the source. "A lot of us thought it was questionable, but people who complained nearly lost their jobs. We were told it was perfectly legal." (What is your problem, people? Does the name John Walker Lindh ring a bell? He was an American, yet he plotted to attack the U.S.!)

The question of search warrants is controversial, however (only if the ACLU is on your side and your an Islamofascist). To ensure accurate readings, in up to 15 percent (wow! a whole 15%?) of the cases the monitoring needed to take place on private property, sources say, such as on mosque parking lots and private driveways (you mean where newspaper boys can go?). Government officials familiar with the program insist it is legal; warrants are unneeded for monitoring from public property, they say, as well as from publicly accessible driveways and parking lots. "If a delivery man can access it, so can we," says one. (amen)

Georgetown University Professor David Cole, a constitutional law expert, disagrees (oh, and this surprises anyone?). Surveillance of public spaces such as mosques or public businesses might well be allowable without a court order, he argues, but not private offices or homes: "They don't need a warrant to drive onto the property -- the issue isn't where they are, but whether they're using a tactic to intrude on privacy. It seems to me that they are, and that they would need a warrant or probable cause." (The "probable cause" was 3,000 people being murdered on 9/11/01, you idiot.)

Cole points to a 2001 Supreme Court decision, U.S. vs. Kyllo, which looked at police use -- without a search warrant -- of thermal imaging technology to search for marijuana-growing lamps in a home. The court, in a ruling written by Justice Antonin Scalia, ruled that authorities did in fact need a warrant -- that the heat sensors violated the Fourth Amendment's clause against unreasonable search and seizure. But officials familiar with the FBI/NEST program say the radiation sensors are different and are only sampling the surrounding air. (This is something we need to know - a marijuana lamp in a house is VERY different than nuclear material in the AIR!) "This kind of program only detects particles in the air, it's non directional," says one knowledgeable official. "It's not a whole lot different from smelling marijuana."

Officials also reject any notion that the program specifically has targeted Muslims. (Why not? We NEED to target Muslims! Who the hell else has been killing people by the thousands?) "We categorically do not target places of worship or entities solely based on ethnicity or religious affiliation," says one. "Our investigations are intelligence driven and based on a criminal predicate." (i.e., Radical Muslims...and rightly so!)

Among those said to be briefed on the monitoring program were Vice President Richard Cheney; Michael Brown, then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Administration; and Richard Clarke, then a top counterterrorism official at the National Security Council. After 9/11, top officials grew increasingly concerned over the prospect of nuclear terrorism. (As well they should have! Would you expect less? Well, maybe under the Clinton administration I can see that...You know, too busy with the blue dress and all.... )

Just weeks after the World Trade Center attacks, a dubious (by whose standards?) informant named Dragonfire warned that al Qaeda had smuggled a nuclear device into New York City; NEST teams swept the city and found nothing. But as evidence seized from Afghan camps confirmed al Qaeda's interest in nuclear technology, radiation detectors were temporarily installed along Washington, D.C., highways and the Muslim monitoring program began. (AGAIN... SO WHAT?)

Most staff for the monitoring came from NEST, which draws from nearly 1,000 nuclear scientists and technicians based largely at the country's national laboratories. For 30 years, NEST undercover teams have combed suspected sites looking for radioactive material, using high-tech detection gear fitted onto various aircraft, vehicles, and even backpacks and attaché cases. No dirty bombs or nuclear devices have ever been found - and that includes the post-9/11 program. "There were a lot of false positives, and one or two were alarming," says one source. "But in the end we found nothing." (Thanks to the prevailing wisdom of President Bush and his adamant will, initiative, and need to protect this country!)

Folks, we're at WAR with Islamofasicst extremsits! Why do we have to go through this politically correct minefield to please the looney left, the ACLU, CAIR, Amnesty International, et al.? WE ARE AMERICANS, DAMNIT, and if you don't like to play by our rules, then GET THE HELL OUT! If you make war with us, we're coming FOR YOU!

As Tony Blair once said, 'The greatness of a country can be judged by the number of people wanting to get in versus the number of people wanting to get out.' Do you REALLY have to think about this proclamation? If so, then you don't belong in the United States.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Celebrity - Thy Name is Cowardice

So, who really gives a rat's ass that celebs are afraid to visit our troops; either by fear of harm, or fear of the impression that they support the war? As John Stossel says, "Gimme a Break!"

According to
Drudge today, many "celebs" (read = mostly cowards) are refusing to go tour with the USO. This from a story in the Guardian U.K. front page:

"It is a far cry from the days following the September 11 2001 attacks, when some of the biggest names in show business, from Jennifer Lopez to Brad Pitt, rallied to the cause. "After 9/11 we couldn't have had enough airplanes for the people who were volunteering to go," Wayne Newton, the Las Vegas crooner who succeeded.

Bob Hope as head of USO's talent recruiting effort, told USA Today. "Now with 9/11 being as far removed as it is, the war being up one day and down the next, it becomes increasingly difficult to get people to do."

Newton said many celebrities have been wary of going because they think it might be seen that they are endorsing the war. "And I say it's not. I tell them these men and women are over there because our country sent them, and we have the absolute necessity to try to bring them as much happiness as we can."

Fear is also a factor.

"They're scared," country singer Craig Morton, who is in Iraq on the USO's Hope and Freedom Tour 2005, told USA Today. "It's understandable. It's not a safe and fun place and a lot of people don't want to take the chance."

The USO was founded in 1941 as a way of boosting morale for the military. For most of that time Bob Hope, who made his first appearance in 1942 and his last in 1990, was its most recognisable face, famed for putting on Christmas extravaganzas on aircraft carriers and American bases during the Vietnam war. Thousands of performers signed up to play the "foxhole circuit" during the second world war, but the USO has a much smaller list.

Some of the entertainers still willing to travel are die-hard true believers - rock musician Ted Nugent carried a Glock handgun to shows in Iraq last year and said in a radio interview that he manned a machine gun on a Humvee.
But many of the USO's regular performers are fierce critics of the war, among them the comic and star of Good Morning Vietnam, Robin
Williams, who told USA Today he would like to return to the Middle East in the spring for what would be his fourth tour since 2002.
"I'm there for the [troops], not for W," he said in a reference to the president. "Go, man. You won't forget it. You'll meet amazing people," is his message to stars that ask him about the tours.
But the comedian said he mostly tries to keep politics out of the show after he did a few jokes about Bush's brainpower at a base in 2003 and got a chilly reception.
Other critics of the war who regularly perform include the leftwing comedian Al Franken (who is headlining the current tour along with Christian hip-hop group Souljahz) and the punk legend and actor Henry Rollins, one of the Bush administrations most vocal critics.

The tradition of beautiful women thrilling the troops has continued - although while Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell showed up in Korea and Vietnam could boast Raquel Welch, in Iraq they have had to make do with sometime pop singer and reality TV star Jessica Simpson."
And here is the history of the USO "heroes" (it just keeps going down, down, down...):
Wartime entertainers
Second world war 1941 - 1945

Bob Hope

Duke Ellington

The Marx Brothers

Judy Garland

Korean war 1950 - 1953

Bob Hope

Marilyn Monroe

Jane Russell

Vietnam war 1961 - 1975

Bob Hope

John Wayne

Raquel Welch

Gulf war 1990 - 1991

Bob Hope

Steve Martin

Iraq war 2003 - present

Robin Williams

50 Cent (wow, what a boon!)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

ROCK ON TED! Let the lib bed-wetters cower in their comfy Beverly Hills & NYC homes and lofts, completely unaffected by the world events surrounding them. Remember the mantra: "If I don't think/talk about it, it isn't really happening." Meanwhile, manly men & brave women continue the work that cowards refuse to do - entertain our troops in a time of war.

Bob Hope must be rolling over in his grave. Yes, they can condemn, opine, judge, decry, demonize, oppose our presence in Iraq; however, when it comes to having the balls to really support those who are PROVIDING their freedom to dissent, they are chickenshi* cowards as always.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Truth..... and Consequences

All I can say is THANK GOD he's dead! Ding-dong, the thug is dead, the thug is dead, the thug is dead....

Co-founder of one of the most violent, criminal enterprises out there, the Crips Gang, Tookie Williams was no angel. In fact, FAR from it! I agree with Gov. Schwarzenegger that he's not shown any evidence of remorse or redemption. Nor, had he volunteered to help law enforcement officers to give them insight to the infrastructure of the Crips, crimes they'd committed, prominent actors involved, etc. In fact, he only claimed his innocence when his last options were running out! Gee, isn't that convenient? And if the 9th Circus Court of Appeals turns you down...??? Uh, dude, you're REALLY SCREWED!

I'm going to caution everybody, because the following photos are VERY graphic, but I'm SICK of seeing the pictures of Tookie with Snoop (also a Crip, and NO not a "former" one, either), Jamie Foxx, Mike Farrell and the other Hollyweirdos. Some idiots even nominated him for a Nobel peace prize, for cryin' out loud!

Just like Nick Berg & the American contractors in Fallujah hanging from the bridge, I think it's time that we saw the
horrors of which Tookie and his band of thugs were capable (courtesy of the John & Ken Radio Show).

Last warning! The photos below are VERY GRAPHIC! Turn back if you don't to see the evil truth that WAS Tookie Williams....

Crime Scene Photos of...

and the youngest victim, Ye-Chen Lin

Now, a Christmas Carol for Tookie, who's taking the eternal celestial dirt nap...

Twas the Night Before Tookie's Execution

Twas the night before Christmas and all through San Quentin,
the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'.

The cyanide hung by the chamber wth care,
in hopes that the reaper
soon would be there.

The inmates were nestled all snug in their bed ;
except for Old Tookie, who soon would be dead.

And me with my beer mug, dressed warm in my flannell,
had curled up
to watch it, on the Fox News Channel.

I set up my TIVO to record the news station,
and thoroughly loved the
momentous occasion.

It seemed lady justice had gotten her way,
and that there would be
one less savage today.

When outside the jail there arose such a clatter,
the cameras had
turned to see what was the matter.

When what to my civilized eyes did appear,
but a lineup of actors,
all liberal, half queer.

The misguided freaks drew some curious looks,
as they proclaimed his
innocence; clutching his books.

The tears then flew out from Sarandon's eyes,
as she nominated him
again for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The actors were tethered to an ACLU sleigh,
all towing the line of
the urban decay.

On Asner, on Penn, on liberal cop-haters,
On Sharpton, on Jesse and other race-baiters.

Then at 3:01 all curled up like a beetle,
Tookie cried like a bitch
as they gave him the needle.

When up from the actors there arose such a cry,
they had failed in
their mission, and Tookie DID DIE !!

I heard Bill O'Reilly say, as I turned out my light,
Merry Christmas
to all ... there was justice tonight !!

- Author is an unnamed NYPD officer

Hark! Is That a "Civil Rights" Violation I Hear?

Unbelievable! How in the world would the ACLU know about this little idiot who wants to wear an anti-Bush t-shirt in his school? Just broke on Drudge, the story goes like this, according to the AP:

Student Wins Battle To Wear Anti-Bush T-Shirt At School

POSTED: 12:47 pm EST December 13, 2005
UPDATED: 5:55 pm EST December 13, 2005

LANSDALE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania student is off the hook after the American Civil Liberties Union defended his right to wear a political T-shirt to school. Chris Schiano's T-shirt said "International Terrorist" and had a picture of President Bush.
(note: picture left is NOT of the student, nor of the AP, but it IS some idiot at a PUBLIC anti-Bush rally!)

A security guard at his high school north of Philadelphia told him to take it off. He refused. Schiano says he's well versed in the First Amendment. He says he "knew right off they had no legal footing to stand on."

The principal says after hearing from the ACLU, school officials realized that the shirt, while potentially offensive, didn't violate the school's dress code. It had no references to sex, drugs, ethnic intimidation or explicit language. Schiano says he's now wearing the shirt to school and no one's given him a hard time.
Yes, this jackass has the right to wear this t-shirt, but I also have the right to be offended by it! It also affords ME the right to know exactly who the idiots ARE!

*sigh*... when will the ACLU protect ME from being offended? Or why won't they come to defend the civil rights of families of our fallen soldiers against that dumbass Kansas Reverend and his idiot, kook fringe when he and his flock protest their Soldiers' funerals, saying that "God killed them" because they are fighting for an unholy nation of abortionists!?!?

Geez!.... C'mon, ACLU! Get out there and defend EVERYBODY! Not just those with a left-wing agenda! Oh, that's right.. sorry, forgot about your previous commitments at the NAMBLA convention.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Lieberman In Good Company

I'm not quite sure how Sen. Lieberman feels about this, but according to the New York Times today, Lieberman's party sees him more as a "wayward son." Much to the chagrin of his party, he's gaining Republican favor, too! Oh, the HORRORS! I bet sKerry HATES that!

According to the article:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 - Five years after running as the vice-presidential nominee on the Democratic ticket and a year after his own presidential bid, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut has become an increasingly unwelcome figure within his party, with some Democrats seeing him more as a wayward son than a favorite son.

In the last few days, the senator has riled Democratic activists and politicians here and in his home state with his vigorous defense of President Bush's handling of the Iraq war at a time some Democrats are pressuring the administration to begin a withdrawal.

Mr. Lieberman particularly infuriated his colleagues when he pointed out at a conference here that President Bush would be commander in chief for three more years and said that "it's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that."

"We undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril," Mr. Lieberman said.

Much of the open criticism has been from liberal groups and House members. But his comments have also rankled Democrats in the Senate. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the minority leader, phoned Mr. Lieberman this week to express concerns with his views, Mr. Reid's aide said.

"Senator Reid has a lot of respect for Senator Lieberman," said Jim Manley, a Reid spokesman. "But he feels that Senator Lieberman's position on Iraq is at odds with many Americans."

An aide to another leading Democratic senator who insisted on anonymity said the feelings toward Mr. Lieberman could be summed up as, "The American people want to hold George Bush accountable for the failed policy in Iraq, and Senator Lieberman doesn't."

Mr. Lieberman, who remains immensely popular in his home state, is aware of the hornet's nest he has stirred.

"Some Democrats said I was being a traitor," (actual traitor photo below ... my personal 'literary license') he said in an interview on Friday, adding that he was not surprised by the reaction, "given the depth of feeling about the war."

Although some Democrats are upset with Mr. Lieberman, Republicans are embracing him, with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld singling him out, and his support for the war, for praise in speeches this week.

"He is entirely correct," Mr. Cheney said on Tuesday at Fort Drum, N.Y. "On this, both Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree. The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve and abandon our mission."

I don't know about you folks, but personally I've been enjoying watching the implosion and near immolation of the Democratic party of late, thanks to the likes of Dr. "Yeaarrrgh!" Dean, Sen. sKerry, and the likes. The new RNC ad has me PUMPED and INVIGORATED! FINALLY I think the plan has worked. You know the old saying.... give a person enough rope, and they will hang themself! Well, we're at the end of our rope, and it seems that they've accepted every inch of it... firmly wrapping it around their own myrmidon necks.

Joe Lieberman has nothing to worry about. He's not alone in his beliefs (nor rejection). He joins the good company of Zell Miller, N.D. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, and I'm sure many others who have spoken out, or who want to speak out, but might be afraid to BECAUSE of the condemnation that Zell faced. But, Zell had nothing to lose and he was fed up with being betrayed by his own party - he was also in the final stage of his political career (too bad for his party, and too bad for the rest of us), and he thought it was time to tell it like it was.

More and more, Democrats who finally realize their party is leaving (or has left) them, are starting to speak out. We may not hear about it in the BBNs (Bush-Bashing networks), but what else would you expect from them? They can't even stomach to put out the positive news on Iraq!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hollywood Teams Up With ACLU Against Judge Alito

Well, I'm shocked (sarcasm intended)! According to the New York Times today, Hollywood is gearing up to fight Judge Alito's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and they've joined forces with some of the heavy-weights in the Communist/Socialits arena - the ACLU and People for the American Way. Wow! Most notable of notables in this foray is the inimitable Sharon Stone and Norman Lear (another shocker, I'm sure) pictured below.

According to the article:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - With a battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. just around the corner, a little slice of Hollywood arrived in the capital Tuesday night to raise money for People for the American Way, the liberal advocacy group leading the charge against the judge's confirmation.

The actress Sharon Stone greeted the producer Norman Lear Tuedayat the annual Spirit of Liberty Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The event raised money for People for the American Way.

The star-spangled awards benefit at the Kennedy Center featured the actresses Sharon Stone, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, as well as a performance by original cast members from the musical "Rent."

It was expected to raise several hundred thousand dollars for the advocacy group, and it was just the kind of event conservatives love to hate.

Five hundred guests who had paid $250 each mingled over chardonnay and hors d'oeuvres during a cocktail hour while black-clad celebrities posed before flashing cameras.

The attendees represented a Who's Who of liberal groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance for Justice, which also opposes Judge Alito.

"The religious right already controls the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives," Ralph G. Neas, president of People For, as the group is known in Washington and Hollywood circles, said in a speech as the awards ceremony began.

Now, Mr. Neas warned, the right is planning to "pack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues."

Ms. Stone arrived with her extended family - grandparents, niece and brother-in-law included - wearing four-inch heels and a plunging neckline set off by an oversize crystal brooch that, she said, she received as a "wrap present" after making the film "Basic Instinct."

Funny she mentions a 'basic instinct.' Hmmm... Sounds like a Pavlovian reaction by Dems to anything Republican and/or conservative. This should be a good battle, yes? Hmmm... thinking back to the recent "successes" Hollywood has had lately, I don't think Alito has anything to worry about. Fly-swatter anyone? Please pass to the Judge.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Clooney's "Syriana" on Track with Hollywood's Leftist Agenda

I've been waiting to capture these freeze-frame images from the "Syriana" movie trailer on television. It moves so fast it's actually hard to see, but paying close attention, I caught it!

But, poor, poor, pitiful George... according to one of
Drudge's recent headlines, Clooney is claiming this has been the 'worst year of his life.' According to the article:

GEORGE CLOONEY has declared the past 12 months to be the worst year of his life, after dealing with death, depression and health problems. Among his long list of woes, the 44-year-old actor had to deal with painful spinal damage after gaining a huge amount of weight for his role in his latest movie SYRIANA.

He says, "When I started the movie I had gone through a series of sort of unhappy times. Some bad things had happened in my life and it's also depressing to put on that much weight that quickly. I did it in 30 days.

"So I was really sort of reflecting what I was going through in a way. It wasn't a lot of acting, it was just sort of me playing a part I wasn't very happy in and I wasn't very happy at the time either."

A part he wasn't happy in playing? Did he refuse his paycheck? Did he dislike the weight he had to gain? What? I don't get it....

I've known for a long time that Clooney is one of our Hollyweird Lefties who has an agenda. The movie trailers on television for this Syriana production have a very slick, and very fast-moving, subliminal message when the movie title displays (intentional or not). See the following images for a series of each still in sequence to the order it is displayed at least once in each commercial. Quickly they start out with each shot but roll together...

First all show CIA, LIE, DIE, WIN, OIL
(I can only IMAGINE what the "RIA" stands for in CLooney's world... but I am guessing the "R" is for "Republicans.")

Notice the "CIA" then "LIE"

Now, "DIE"

then "WIN" and "OIL"

..... then the final frame with the movie title...

Then it moves to the credits. You have to be watching REAL fast to catch any of the above, but it may explain why this movie "depressed" Clooney so much!?!? He truly believes this crap! I couldn't help but notice, either, that this is a "Section Eight" production. Section 8 as in "Government Subsidies?" Hmm... I'm suspicious of ANYTHING that comes from Hollyweird these days...

According to the article:

"On my way to Morocco (where Syriana was filmed), leaving my house, there was a rattlesnake wrapped around my dog with its teeth in the back of his head. I had to get a baseball bat and beat the snake until it let go, but it killed the dog. That was the last thing the dog saw, me beating a snake with a bat. It was just one thing after another too.

"My brother-in-law, who was 46 years old, stood up and had a heart attack and died."My dad was running for an election that he lost in the middle of this shoot and stuff like that. So it felt like I was having a bad year."

Having a bad year? Please! The TROOPS are having a "bad year" with all the bad-mouthing the BBN (Bush-Bashing Networks) and the Democraps on the looney left are doing to undermine this country, our President, and YES, our troops in harms way! I think you and the rest of the Hollyweird bunch are just delusional at this point - you can't even see/tell when your movies are no longer selling. What? Didn't ya notice that family-friendly, or even "kids" movies are selling more than yours? Oh, that's right... it's all Bush's fault. Just like every other failure in your life.

Oh, by the way, in case you haven't figured it out... Kerry lost in '04... and, oh yeah.. Gore lost also in 2000. Oops! Sorry 'bout's a nitroglycerin; didn't mean to cause you to have a heart attack!