Thursday, October 28, 2004

U Pickém

Candidate #1:
Best poker player ever to come out of Yale. Strategy consisted of maximizing his opponents losses on what they thought was a winning hand.
Candidate #2:
Abu Ghraib! BushHitler! BushHitler! Chimp Chimp Chimp!
For whom will you vote??

A democrat tells the truth

This morning on The Don Imus Radio Show, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has the following exchange with host Don Imus;

Richardson: Well, Kerry has been on the Foreign Relations Committee for twenty years, he knows these foreign leaders, he will be able to get us international support in Iraq.

Imus: Yeah, those countries will be in a real hurry to send their people to Iraq so they can get beheaded. That's crazy talk, Governor.

Richardson: Well, it's election time, Don.

Thanks to JustOneMinute.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Andrew Sullivan meets his better.

In today's Bleat, James Lileks takes Andrew Sullivan apart, piece by piece, using the stiletto. Best parts;

Sullivan: "This is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, Bush's war. And the more it is, the more America loses, and our enemies gain."

Lileks: "And this argument is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, and dasn’t be, and at the end of the day might not be, convincing. This is like saying vote McClellan, lest the war against secession and slavery be seen as Lincon’s war."
Kerry wins. He’s having a summit with Tony Blair. In the middle of the conversation, Chirac calls up; Kerry excuses himself and has a brief chat about a new resolution to let French oil companies bid on reconstruction projects, and they have an amiable conversation in French. Kerry hangs up.

"Your predecessor," Blair says, "spoke to him in English."

"I know," says President Kerry. "He couldn’t speak French."

"He didn’t have to," Blair notes.

He gives a tight smile.

And sighs.

And gets down to explaining what now must be done.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

A First for Minnesota!!

Powerline announces that St. Cloud State University has accomplished an all-time first in the history of College Homecoming Celebrations. The students of St. Cloud State have elected, for the first time in recorded history, a male Homecoming Queen. His name is Fue Khang and Mark in Mexico is proud to be the first in the blogosphere, and perhaps the world, to proudly publish his picture. Ain't he a peach?

Fue Khang, 2004 Homecoming Queen Posted by Hello

Friday, October 22, 2004

James Lileks wields his stiletto

Most of the bloggers out there, both on the left and on the right, come at you like Richard Couer de Lion with his 80 pound English broadsword. Hacking and whacking away at you. Kind of like this blog. But James Lileks wields a stiletto, delicately slicing and dicing his intended victim so quickly, quietly and efficiently that said victim usually never knows he's/she's been carved like the Thanksgiving turkey until James has left the building.

Case in point: In today's Bleat, fisking Teraysa's boorish and ignorant comments about Laura Bush never having a "real" job (only ten years as a teacher/librarian and 20 years give or take as a mother to twin daughters), James says the following concerning, "What do the Democrats think?"

Dubya and Laura in bed:
"What’re you reading, Laur."

"Oh, the Vagina Monologues."

"Don’t bother. We’re gonna win Vagina and West Vagina this year.. ZZZZZZ."
Or, in Monday's Bleat, fisking the ridiculous disaster movie "The Day After Tomorrow";
6. Early in the movie we infer that Dennis Quaid is no longer married to Sela Ward because his demanding job as a paleoclimatologist drove her away. Given that this means he preferred drilling ice to...well, Sela Ward, do you expect us to have any sympathy for this idiot at all?
Now, don't skip the Tuesday nor the Wednesday Bleats, but Monday's and Thursday's were special.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Can you help?

Operation Iraqi Children (OIC) is a volunteer organization that I just discovered, thanks to this Hollywood mystery novelist and screenwriter. Visit the site and read all about it, then register and see what you can do to help. Founded by Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, Apollo 13) and author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit, An American Legend), this outfit seems to be doing some great work. Pay them a visit and seee what you can do to help.

An endorsement, right from the top. Posted by Hello

Sunday, October 17, 2004

That Howard feller is A-OK

Mark Steyn, writing in The Australian, reminds us of what true allies are all about. Actually, this is the first that I have heard this. While we were being fed a daily diet of "We are all Americans" by the lying, slimey, backstabbing, bribe-taking French and their true allies, the MSM, John Howard was saying the following in a 2001 ABC radio interview;
"There's no point in a situation like this being an 80 per cent ally."
And then this;
"I'm sure the Americans will behave in a targeted yet lethal fashion."
The Americans will behave in a targeted yet lethal fashion.

Perfectly understated.

Friday, October 15, 2004

President Bush sends Ramadan greetings to all of Islam

President Bush marked the start of Ramadan on Friday by offering his best wishes to the Muslim world, where he is highly unpopular.

"I send warm greetings to Muslims in the United States (who will be voting en masse for my opponent) and around the world as they begin observance of Ramadan, the holiest season in their faith.

By teaching the importance of compassion, justice, mercy, and peace, the Koran has guided many millions of believers across the centuries.

In fact, I am sending some gifts to you all to help in the teaching of compassion, justice, mercy, and peace."

Well, first of all, I'd like you to have some F15 Strike Eagles. Posted by Hello

And you really can't do without a few of these, the A10 Thunderbolt Warthog (you know, heh heh, warthog, the other white meat). Posted by Hello

And these will really help, 50 or so AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Enjoy!
Posted by Hello

And last, but not least, for that little added personal touch, U.S. Marine snipers! Hundreds of'em!! Wheeee! Posted by Hello

And don't forget, Ramadan occurs every year at this time when the Yankees are always number one!!! Posted by Hello

(The president's statement was edited for maximum effect.)

The Mirror Test

No Illusions suggests the mirror test for Iraqi street thugs who claim not to be terrorists:

The Mirror Test
1. Look in mirror
2. If you have a beard and an AK-47, you are a terrorist.
3. If you have a beard, an AK, and it is pointing at a U.S. soldier, you are likely a dead terrorist.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Zell! Zell! Zell! Zell!

Zell Miller (yeah, this Zell Miller) strikes again in Iwo Jima, if covered by media today. He imagines the New York Times coverage of the Iwo Jima invasion if it were covered today by intrepid reporter Cutey Cudley along with political analyst James Crankville, Senator Blowhard, Senator Bombast, columnist Myscream Loud and the entire Senate Squeakers Group. It is amusing, but oh so close to the truth. It's obvious who he has in mind, with the exceptions of Senators Blowhard and Bombast. I'm a little confused as to their real identity, since there are about 50 candidates currently serving who would qualify.

He has a bit of fun with his story, but then he gets serious:
Historical note: In one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, when it was said "uncommon courage was a common virtue," 6,000 Marines were killed and 18,000 wounded. Some 21,000 Japanese were killed. The island itself is still barren and only a handful of people live on it. But after it was secured by the Marines, B-29s made over 2,200 emergency landings on it, saving the lives of more than 24,000 crewmen. AP photographer Joe Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize for the flag-raising photo. Of the six men in the photo, three were buried in that black volcanic ash, one came out on a stretcher. Only two walked off the island.
Think about these numbers for a sec, then revisit the photo of Col. Bud Day, below.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Just don't call me Johnson!

You can call me Ray, you can call me Ray Jay, you can call me Ray Jay Jay. Just don't call me Johnson.

Col. Bud Day

Go to INDC Journal to read a letter by Col. Bud Day and take a close look at his photo. No excerpts, you need to read the whole thing. I am awaiting permission from Bill at INDC to copy it all over here.

UPDATE: Bill at INDC Journal says that the photo and quote are, more or less, public property, so here you go.

Col. Bud Day Posted by Hello

Letter from Col. Bud Day to Joe Scarborough regarding John Kerry:

Dear Joe:

The major issue in the Swiftboat stories is, and always has been, what John Kerry did in 1971 after he returned from Vietnam. Kerry cast a long dark shadow over all Vietnam Veterans with his outright perjury before the Senate concerning atrocities in Vietnam. His stories to the Senate committee were absolute lies..fabrications..perjury..fantasies, with NO substance. That dark shadow has defamed the entire Vietnam War veteran population, and gave "Aid and Comfort" to our enemies..the Vietnamese Communists. Kerry's stories were outright fabrications, and were intended for political gain with the radical left - McGovern, Teddy and Bobby Kennedy followers, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, and the radical left who fantasized that George McGovern was going to be elected in 1972.

Little wonder that returning soldiers from Vietnam were spit upon and castigated as "baby killers." A returned war hero said so. Kerry cut a dashing figure as a war hero, lots of medals, and returned home because of multiple war wounds, even a silver star. His Senate testimony confirmed what every hippie had been chanting on the streets - "Hey hey LBJ..How many kids did you kill today?" He obviously was running for political office in 1971. Until Lt. John O' Neil, himself a Swifboat commander, spoke out before the 1972 elections against Kerry's outright deceptions, there was no one from the Swiftboat scene that could contradict Kerry's self serving lies.

I was a POW of the Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1971, and I am aware that the testimony of John Kerry, the actions of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, and the radical left; all caused the commies to conclude that if they hung on, they would win. North Vietnamese General Bui Tin commented that every day the Communist leadership listened to world news over the radio to follow the growth of the anti-war movement. Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and Ramsey Clark gave them confidence to hold in the face of battlefield reverses. The guts of it was that propaganda from the anti-war group was part of their combat strategy.

While the Commies were hanging on, innumerable U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force members were being killed in combat. Every battle wound to Americans after Kerry's misdirected testimony is related to Kerry's untruthfulness. John Kerry contributed to every one of these deaths with his lies about U.S. atrocities in Vietnam. He likewise defamed the U.S. with our allies and supporters. His conduct also extended the imprisonment of the Vietnam Prisoners of War, of which I was one. I am certain of at least one POW death after his testimony, which might have been prevented with an earlier release of the POWs.

My friend and room mate Senator John S. McCain denounced the Swiftboat video by John O'Neil. I have a different take on the Swiftboat tape and disagree with my good friend John. John Kerry opened up his character as a war hero reporting for duty to the country with a hand salute...and his band of brothers..of which he was the chief hero. Most of his convention speech was about John Kerry, Vietnam hero, and his band of brothers. John Kerry's character is not only fair game, it is the primary issue. He wants to use Bill Clinton's "is", as an answer to his lack of character. The issue is trust. Can anyone trust John Kerry?? "Never lie, cheat or steal" is the West Point motto. When a witness perjures himself at trial, the judge notes that his testimony lacks credibility. Should we elect a known proven liar to lead us in wartime??

I draw a direct comparison of General Benedict Arnold of the Revolutionary War, to Lieutenant John Kerry. Both went off to war, fought, and then turned against their country. General Arnold crossed over to the British for money and position. John Kerry crossed over to the Vietnamese with his assistance to the anti-war movement, and his direct liaison with the Vietnamese diplomats in Paris. His reward: political gain. Senator, United States. His record as a Senator for twenty years has been pitiful. Conjure up, if you will, one major bill that he has sponsored. John Kerry for President? Ridiculous. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Outrageous.

Col. Geo. "Bud" Day, Medal of Honor, Vietnam POW 1967- 1973, USMC- USA- USAF-Attorney 1949-2004
That's right folks. That is a Congressional Medal of Honor. The HIGHEST military award that can be earned (usually awarded posthumously, which means that you have to get your ass shot receive one).

Read the letter carefully, several times if necessary. This is a fellow who knows of what he speaks. "John Kerry for President? Ridiculous. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Outrageous."

Mil gracias a Bill at INDC Journal.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Rocky II

Dubya wins in St. Louis, the Yankees win in Minnesota and the Afghans vote for the first time in their history.

All is right with the world tonight.

Update: Our friend John Howard wins in Australia.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004


For the young beer drinker who can't make up his mind, Budweiser thinks it has the answer. Budweiser's new brew, Be, pronounced "B-to-the-e," is a cross between an energy drink and a beer.

Eric Shepard, executive editor of Beer Marketer's Insights, a trade publication, said,
"You'll be able to wake up and dull the senses at the same time,"
Say what?

That might be of some benefit if one woke up in the hospital...or jail...or the morgue. Personally, when I want to wake up, I want to wake up, and when I want the senses dulled, I want the senses dulled and never the twain shall meet.

George Soros Truth Squad

Well that was fast. I sent an email to Jeff Goldstein last night to ask if he had the time and/or interest to start a blogger's pursuit of George Soros. He replied that he had to leave on a 5 day east coast jaunt and would see if anyone else wanted to get involved. Voila!

Very impressive, Jeff.

Remember: The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), John Carlisle, Policy Director. I'll provide links and email when I have them.

We need to get this guy before he does more 527 damage than he already has.

George Soros...more thoughts

This guy is more dangerous than bin Laden. Bin Laden we can fight, be it with helicopter gunships or by digging wells and laying sewer pipe in isolated villages. But how does one fight an entity like Soros? And anyone with 16 million dollars to blow on George Bush's defeat, to influence the election of the commander-in-chief of the most powerful nation in the history of the planet, is not a him, he's an it.


Is there an echo in here?

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Democratic National Committee website

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to the Bergen (N.J.) Record from Kate Swan of Teaneck

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to the Bergen (N.J.) Record from Norman Kailo of Wayne

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to the Boston Globe from Mindy Mazur of Milton, Mass.

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to the Honolulu Advertiser from Dick R. Trahan of Kaimuki, Hawaii

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to the Ventura County (Calif.) Star from Faith Morres of Oxnard, Calif.

Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.
Letter to KTVO of Kirksville, Mo. from Richard Damm of Ottumwa, Iowa

Only the good folks at the Bergen (N.J.) Record were stupid enough to print the same DNC form letter twice in the same issue.

Monday, October 04, 2004

The guy who really really wants George Bush's head on a platter.

bin Laden? Zarqawi? Arafat? Hussein? Chirac?

"Next to my fantasies about being God, I also have very strong fantasies of being mad. In fact, my grandfather was actually paranoid. I have a lot of madness in my family. So far I have escaped it."

"If I spend enough, I will make it right."

"I fancied myself as some kind of god..."

"It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out."

"If President Bush is reelected, we must ask the question, 'What is wrong with us?' "

"When President Bush says, as he does frequently, that freedom will prevail, in fact he means that America will prevail."
That's George Soros, folks.

To this last, the authors Rachel Ehrenfeld and Shawn Macomber, writing in The LA Times, ask, "Who would Soros prefer to see "prevail"? Saddam Hussein? Osama bin Laden?"

I don't think that the American people know just how dangerous this foreign born megalomaniac truly is. And he has now invested some 16 million dollars in George Bush's defeat.