August 31, 2006

Leftist Loser Loathes Laws and Lets Loose

When candidates on the left lose an election, they can't believe it because they are certain that candidates on the right are stupid and crooked and that there is no way that a majority of voters couldn't see that. Therefore, the elections in which the Left loses must not be legitimate.

Witness Al Gore, who to this day maintains that he won Florida and, thereby, the election against President Bush. John Kerry today claims that Ohio's electoral votes were stolen causing him to lose the Presidency. Jimmy Carter is just a loser. So, it shouldn't surprise anyone when a leftist in another country loses the Presidential election and lives in denial.

However, now, it has gone to an extreme with the Left in Mexico. The losing leftist candidate, undaunted by the election results and courts, is creating his own parallel government and is calling for anarchy on the part of citizens.

Mexico Leftist to Create Parallel Gov't

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...has vowed to create a parallel leftist government and is urging Mexicans not to recognize the apparent victory of the ruling party's Felipe Calderon. Some predict his parallel initiative — which Lopez Obrador's supporters call the "legitimate government" — could turn those protest camps into the core of a violent revolt, especially if the government tries to shut it down.

Of course, after violent revolt, the first item of business is to collect taxes. Hey, they're from the Left. It figures.

"Everything we do, from property taxes to permits to natural resources, will go through the 'legitimate government,'" said Severina Martinez, a school teacher from Oaxaca camped out in a tent.... Some supporters took out a newspaper ad Tuesday, calling on Lopez Obrador to set up his own treasury department and said all Mexicans "should channel federal revenues to the new treasury department."

Next, the loser is a little pertubed about private ownership and a free press. Stop the presses and kill the journalists!

Lopez Obrador's plan is to have his government help the poor, oppose privatizations and make the news media — which he has accused of ignoring him — more "truthful and objective."

What about a plan "for the children?" Doesn't he want to help the children?

How will the Left in Mexico take over? Will it be peaceful? Again, they're from the Left.

People close to Lopez Obrador say he is assuming the role of his hero, 18th century President Benito Juarez, who led a roving, "unofficial" presidency...before driving out the invaders and executing the French-installed Emperor Maximilian. Rosario Ibarra, a human rights activist who frequently shares the stage with Lopez Obrador at his rallies: "We just hope there won't be any need to shoot anyone." (emphasis added)

Hope? Well, why hope? Just don't go around assassinating national leaders.

I have an idea. If Obrador wants to set up a government that rules over Mexican criminals, maybe he would want to govern the illegal Mexicans here and take them back to Mexico.

If the Left worked as hard to honestly win an election as they do to protest those who do, maybe they would actually have a chance.

Now, I'm waiting for Jimmy Carter to proclaim this rogue government as the rightful one. As far as Gore and Kerry are concerned, they are probably mumbling, "We should have thought of this." Losers....

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PlameGate...Ohhh, This is Good.

By now, you know that the Democrats' claims and attacks against Geroge Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, & Co. on the Valerie Plame "outing" turned out to be false. I said it all along and said that it was nothing but politics, i.e., helping Kerry's campaign, and making money, i.e. book deals. Liberal after liberal told me how stupid I was and that Rove and Cheney would soon be at the gallows. They weren't. But, as I am a gracious winner, I will leave the comment section open for them to come apologize and concede that I, and we, were correct.

That wasn't the good part. This is. Oyster (nice picture) did a very good job on PlameGate in her post titled "Yes, I'm smirking." She also included some good links to others who are smirking. In particular, I liked the "short 'n sweet" wrap-up in the Jawa Report that she referenced. It's a worthwhile visit to Oyster's "Soy Como Soy" site for a recap.

The comment section is now open. Liberals, try not to fill it up.

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Does the Left Dream of a Bush Assassination?

In a movie that is likely the dream of those on the Left and possibly the seed for a copycat crime, the BBC is running a show on the assassination of President Bush.

Channel 4 to air Bush assassination drama

By Adam Pasick, Reuters, Aug 31, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Channel 4 is courting controversy with what it calls a "shockingly real" drama about the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush.

"Death of a President," shot in the form of a documentary examining the assassination, will use a blend of archival footage and computer-generated special effects to portray Bush in October 2007 arriving in Chicago during an anti-war rally.

...."I'm sure there will be people upset by it," (More4 boss Peter Dale) said. "I hope people will see the intention as a good one."

Bush Film.jpgAnd, exactly what is the good intention here? By whose standards? Should I read between the lines and into the hearts and minds of the left to know the truth? Perhaps, deep in some of their evil thoughts and writings, character assassination simply is not enough.

It goes further than that. This docudrama will also premier (to rave reviews?) at the Toronto Film Festival--not known to be widely attended by conservatives.

Have people from the Left expressed such views before? Well, here's this from the ChronWatch, which documented a statement in The Guardian before being removed.

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you? (emphasis added)

The Guardian claimed that the statement was intended as a joke. Aren't many a truth said in jest?

Let's consider other "jokes" of the left and our enemies (the same?).

A Tunisian astrologer (Hassan al-Sharibi's)...says President Bush will be killed by an assassin's bullet in 2005. ...However, the paper tempered its report by saying critics label Sharibi "a quack with flair who relies on logic and wishful thinking. (emphasis added)

Or, this....

Air America talk show hostess Randi Rhodes apparently crossed the line into the "put a gun to President Bush's head" camp...with a bad radio skit....

Bad taste, questionable intent, and dangerous possibilities--but, "it was just a joke." In fact, when I read that someone from the Left is against the assassination of President Bush, they often admit that it's because that they don't want VP Cheney to become President instead. That is their moral dilemma.

It seems that there are a lot of discussions and jokes along this line with the Left--but, I'm not laughing and neither should they. And, if they do dream about it, let's hope that no one acts out their dreams and hope that no one gets any bad ideas from them.


Film story found at Drudge Report

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August 30, 2006

McCain for President? ... Not on your life!

I originally posted this little bon-mot on March 11, 2005. Given recent developments, it seems worth reposting. Mark Tapscott writes:

With a 3-3 vote featuring Democrat commissioners supporting the silencing of political speech against congressional incumbents and Republican commissioners in favoring of allowing it, the Federal Elections Commission has now made it official - As required by the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, there can be no paid political broadcast ads criticizing incumbent Members of Congress for the two months prior to the Nov. 7 election.
I say it again - if the Republican Party nominates Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, for president in 2008 without his official apology for and repudiation of McCain-Feingold, plus introduction of legislation to repeal that monstrous outrage against the First Amendment, no conservative, libertarian or honest liberal can support him for the White House.
Which of course reminded me of the post I posted over a year and five months ago.
I've signed on to this BLOGOSPHERE LETTER to the F.E.C. on regulation of political blogs.

Hopefully, this is not going to be necessary, but since when have bureaucrats EVER not wanted more power? Not only do they want to tell you what you can, as an amateur journalist (or even a professional journalist) write about, they will soon tell you what you are REQUIRED to write about. Dinging the First Amendment is a slippery slope and McCain-Feingold is the grease on that slope.

If you are a blogger, sign, if you are a reader of bloggs, write to them and let them know how you feel about this. If you don't have a dog in this hunt, write them anyway. It is your freedom after-all.

The day John McCain openly runs for President will be the day I'll support ACBMWICA - Anybody Conservative But McCain Who Isn't Conservative Anyway.

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August 29, 2006

Harm? What Harm?

Alexandra at All Things Beautiful has a terrific post up on the "harm" of being forced to convert to Islam. A must read for sure! Go read and come back here and comment on what you think.

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A Little Tuesday Morning Humor

Sent to me by my brother Doug. Enjoy

Reasons Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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Democrats, Give Me a Break #1 & #2

Give Me a Break #1 - Bush blamed for Max Cleland's depression.

Former Sen. Max Cleland, who has battled bouts of depression since losing an arm and both legs in Vietnam, is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Cleland, who represented Georgia in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, said he believes the condition...was in part triggered by the ongoing violence in Iraq.

...A former VA administrator under President Jimmy Carter, a vocal critic of the Iraq war and is traveling the country to help Democrats campaign for office.

If I had a brain like Max Cleland's, I would be depressed, too. Georgia voters kicked him out of the Senate because his votes went to help the Democratic Party and not the people of Georgia--and, he's still in denial. Now, he drums up this phony issue for helping Democrats.

Give Me a Break #2 - Sen. Kerry and Al Gore Should Swap 'War" Stories

Sen. John Kerry didn't contest the results at the time, but now that he's considering another run for the White House, he's alleging election improprieties by the Ohio Republican who oversaw the deciding vote in 2004. ...He used the power of his state office to try to intimidate Ohioans and suppress the Democratic vote," said Kerry's e-mail.

You lost. Get over it.

What's sad are the idiots who fall for these claims.

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August 27, 2006

Russell Shaw - Is This Guy For Real?


Confused? Can't figure out if Russell Shaw is as his photograph on the Puffington Host, or a Pig, or a Death's Head? Well, after his latest, join the club, many others can't figure it out either. Because you see, Russell Shaw is a liar, a conman or perhaps evil in disguse as a member of the "reality based community" (or what ever the far left calls themselves these days). You decide:

That realization has led my brain to launch a political calculus 180 degrees removed from my pacifist-inclined leanings. An entirely hypothetical yet realpolitik calculus that is ugly, and cold-hearted but must be posited:

This is a type of calculus that Pentagon war games planners and political consultants do all the time- a combination of what-if actions and consequences that are unpleasant to consider but are in the realm of plausibility.

What if another terror attack just before this fall's elections could save many thousand-times the lives lost?

I start from the premise that there is already a substantial portion of the electorate that tends to vote GOP because they feel that Bush has "kept us safe," and that the Republicans do a better job combating terrorism.

If an attack occurred just before the elections, I have to think that at least a few of the voters who persist in this "Bush has kept us safe" thinking would realize the fallacy they have been under.

If 5% of the "he's kept us safe" revise their thinking enough to vote Democrat, well, then, the Dems could recapture the House and the Senate and be in a position to:

Block the next Supreme Court appointment, one which would surely result in the overturning of Roe and the death of hundreds if not thousands of women from abortion-prohibiting states at the hands of back-alley abortionists;

This guy, despite his claims to the contrary, wonders if another terrorist attack wouldn't sicken enough Americans so that they would vote democratic and thus bring about all kinds of "goodies" that the Democrats want.

I can't figure it out, is he for real, a pig or a death's head? What say YOU?

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Palestine, Refugees and Honesty

In a series of threads on this Blog and on Marc Cooper's blog I've engaged an ideological opponent who writes under the name of Ahmed. Ahmed resents the support that I have given Israel in the war against Hezbollah and has accused me of a variety of things, not the least of which is xenophobia (a morbid or irrational fear of strangers) and of being less than honest:

Woodruff i was asking Gm Roper about a specific but very important claim he made which ive argued is not only totally false but also quite revealing in its dishonesty and historical ignorance
The issue being discussed was the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians at the re-establishment of the State of Israel and the Arab treatment of Jews at the same time. I maintained at the time that while some 600,000 + Palestinians left Israel some 1,000,000 plus Jews were expelled from Arab lands.

Ahmed took umbrage at my characterization of the differences and claimed that I was being dishonest and historically ignorant. Woody, my blogging partner rose to my defense with the following:

When G.M. gets back in circulation, he can take this up further with you. But, rest assured, he discusses issues honestly and intelligently. If you dispute his facts, then clear those up. If you dispute his honesty, then that "fact" of yours is wrong. [emphasis added]

Ahmed, will, I'm sure, be understanding if I disagree with his assessment. But he has a point of sorts, there is a lot of misunderstanding about what happened at the founding of Israel, what happened to both Jewish and Arab refugees and what the history says, especially since I'm being accused of being historically ignorant. Well, Ahmed, here are a few facts. You will, no doubt, dispute the source of these, but there are numerous citations to back up the quotes as you will see, some Israeli sources, some Arab sources and some United Nations sources, but all with substantial agreement that a substantial number of Arabs left the burgeoning state of Israel for a couple of reasons, but were not forced out at the point of a gun or by the evil Israeli IDF thugs in jackboots. So, lets begin the recitation shall we.

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August 26, 2006

Help Me With This Global Warming Thing

I just cannot get it straight. Does global warming cause glaciers to retreat or does global warming cause glaciers to grow--or, both, or it depends upon what suits Al Gore? As in a recent post and others in the past, I stay bewildered on this issue, and the following article contradicts something that we have been told previously.

Global warming boost to glaciers
Global warming could be causing some
glaciers to grow, a new study claims.

I know one thing that really can be caused by global warming--confusion. Dishonesty does that, also, and activists have intertwined the two.

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August 25, 2006

Russia to UN: Sanctions Don't Work

Russia got it wrong but, on the other hand, Russia got it right: Russia & Iranian Sanctions

WRONG: Russia on Friday rejected any talk for now of sanctions against Iran, and France warned against conflict with Tehran, raising doubt whether it will face swift penalties for not halting nuclear work by an August 31 deadline.

RIGHT: "I know of no instances in world practice and previous experience in which sanctions have achieved their aim and proved effective," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told reporters during a trip to Russia's far east.

So, I guess that Russia finally admits, in effect, that sanctions against Iraq were meaningless, too. Just think, it has taken them fifteen years to come to the same conclusion as that of President Bush before he sent our forces in to depose Saddam Hussein with no help from them or the U.N.

But, you will see more stalling in the United Nations and more threats of toothless sanctions while Iran continues to build its nuclear weapons capability. Is the U.N. useless or what?

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August 24, 2006

Posting will be Light

Posting may be fairly light till Monday, overloaded with commitments. Use this post to comment about what ever you want to say... rants included, Mark York and his various personalities not welcome. ;-)

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Do Democrats Have Better Plans?

If one reads comments from the left on a regular basis, you find out that they are all about complaining, but they offer few realistic solutions--perhaps, because they are afraid that people will scrutize their ideas and reject them.

Particularly on Iraq, I don't want to wait until after the fall elections to discover what are the Democrat's "Secret Plans." Put everything on the table now. Just in case they don't, let's be reminded of how great their foreign policy ideas have worked before and consider their current broad proposals to buy votes with other peoples' money.

Do we really want Democrats in charge?

By Larry Elder, August 24, 2006

Sixty percent of Americans, according to recent polls, consider Iraq a mistake. Given the unpopularity of the war, Democrats expect to capture one, if not both, chambers of Congress this fall. Assuming this happens -- and I still don't believe so -- will Americans be better off?

Knowing what I know and expect now, I'll have no choice but to hold my nose and vote Republican again in the fall. The other alternative is too scary and dangerous for our country.

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August 23, 2006

Special Guest Jeffery Blanco - The Louisiana Conservative

Jeffery Blanco will be my special guest this Thursday Night on GM's Corner on Wide Awakes Radio. Jeffery is the author of The Louisiana Conservative and is well known for his frequent "Sermons" for First Church of Democrats, The Liberal Church: Bringing liberals closer to God since January, 2006 a hilarious satire (well, hilarious to any conservative - probably not to Democrats or Liberals). Jeffery started the series of Sermons as a way to help raise money to help me pay for my chemo-therapy. Talk about selfless, this man is a prince. If you don't tune in, you will miss one of the great talents in the blogosphere. So, 9:00 PM, Central Daylight Time on Wide Awakes Radio. Click on the Microphone Logo and listen in.

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August 22, 2006

Those Amazing, Troubled, Terrific, Wonderful Kids

I work with kids, lots and lots of kids, some are a real pain, some are classical troubled kids, all are terrific in different ways. One group of kids I have worked with have been placed in a Juvenile Boot Camp for a variety of infractions, all serious but none serious enough to warrant being sent to The Texas Youth Commission. There, in addition to the counseling provided by my organization for substance abuse, these kids work with Drill Instructors, School Teachers, Counselors and Juvenile Probation Officers as well as with a number of volunteers.

Don't get me wrong, these kids have put themselves in hack, and they will have to work themselves out of it. Having said that, they are all still terrific kids with a bright future if they work at it. Most of them come from poverty, some of them from broken homes, many of them were abused in one way or another but all of them deserve a second chance.

Working with a group of volunteers these terrific kids have done a number of memorials to those slain on September 11, 2001. In 2004 they held a memorial service complete with a flag ceremony, taps, color guard and the whole 9 yards. This year, they painted the somewhat fanciful but hauntingly real mural pictured above. They have talent, often wasted, but real talent indeed.

So, I'm going to ask you, my beloved readers, a favor. These terrific kids, the same ones who can be a real pain, can also be future solid citizens. Please post a comment addressed to "Dear Kids," and give them a word of encouragement. If they can see that they have the support they need to make some real changes in their lives, you will be proud to have them as neighbors and friends. So, come on and make a comment, offer a word of encouragement and watch some kids turn it around. Thanks!

In about a week or ten days, I'll be printing up the comments and taking them out to the Camp for the kids to post on their memorial wall and copies for them to keep.

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Good News! Conservatives Outbreed Liberals

The Fertility Gap

Liberals have a big baby problem: They're not having enough of them, they haven't for a long time, and their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result. ...Given that about 80% of people with an identifiable party preference grow up to vote the same way as their parents, this gap translates into lots more little Republicans than little Democrats to vote in future elections.

How does one liberal columnist explain this?

"Maybe the scales are tipping to the neoconservative, homogenous right in our culture simply because they tend not to give much of a damn for the ramifications of wanton breeding and environmental destruction and pious sanctimony, whereas those on the left actually seem to give a whit for the health of the planet and the dire effects of overpopulation."

In other words, liberals don't have children "for the children!"

Well, we now know that liberals may be spending too much time sc---ing around with our lives rather than spending time just sc---ing around. (Is it okay to say that, G.M.?)

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School Assignment-Teaches Freedom or the Left is Nuts?

Imagine that you're back in school. A teacher wants you to write a paper on freedom of speech. That sounds patriotic. As inspiration, images of Patrick Henry come into your head. Well what was the inspiration that a middle school teacher gave his classes?

A Stuart Middle School teacher has been removed from the classroom after he burned two American flags in class during a lesson on freedom of speech.... Dan Holden, who teaches seventh-grade social studies, burned small flags in two different classes Friday and asked students to write an opinion paper about it.

How did the students react?

A sixth-grader said students were abuzz about the incident yesterday. "They just can't believe that a teacher would do that -- burn two American flags in front of the class. A teacher shouldn't do that, even though it was an example."

How did their parents react?

(A student told her father), 'Our teacher burned a flag.' I'm like, 'What?' " (her father) said. "When I was (at the school) at 8 a.m., the lobby was filled with probably 25 or 30 parents" who were upset, he said.

How did the ACLU react?

"...if a school is masking their objections to flag burning under the guise of safety, it raises questions about freedom of speech and academic freedom."

How did the teacher's union react?

"It was not a political statement and was meant to illustrate a controversial issue. To fire someone because of that would be inappropriate. It wasn't like he was taking one side or another."

How did the PTA President react?

...parents who called for Holden to be fired were "going a little bit overboard."

How does one school board member react?

...the flag burning was unnecessary and could have offended some students, including those in military families. "A teacher doesn't do that. It's just disrespectful." (Do you think? At least someone has some sense.)

How do you react?

Do we abandon hope for public schools?

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August 21, 2006

Bush & Rove-Thermos Bottle Magic

It's amazing. Our President and his advisors are sooooo stupid--according to the left, but they keep coming up with brilliant, diabolical schemes-also, according to the left.

The Bush-Rove team acts like a thermos bottle. A thermos bottle can keep things cold--and, Bush and Rove can be stupid to them. A thermos bottle can keep things hot--and, Bush and Rove can be smart. As the joke says, "How do it know?!"

The latest entry on Bush-Rove thermos bottle magic comes from Arianna Huffington, who connects the White House problems in Iraq (stupid) to the media deflecting attention over JonBenet Ramsey (smart). How do they do it? Our buddy Arianna writes:

Thank God for the JonBenet story. We may not be getting any closer to solving the disaster in the Middle East, but at least we didn't have to hear much about it last week. ...When you've basically screwed up the world, and you're headed into a heated anti-incumbent election, it must be a gift from heaven to have a story that, essentially, shuts down the delivery of news.

And, if you doubt the connection to the White House, look at this comment from "LordMoon" under her post.

Without a doubt, this little bit of news was a Rove operation. After all, wasn't all the work done by Homeland Security?

Maybe LordMoon's last name is Bat.

It just kills the left if there is any news that takes attention away and interferes with their goal of overthrowing the Bush regime--as they call it. Nothing is more important that that. Why we might have to cancel the World Series and the Super Bowl so that people will be forced to stay focused on Bush crimes and stupidity. No one can be happy or have fun as long as we're in Iraq and Bush is President! Got it! Be miserable!

Why, even our soldiers in Iraq need to know how miserable they should be and what a failure their efforts for democracy have been--so, cut off all sports broadcasts beamed to our troops in the mideast until they understand. Are they going to believe what their own eyes tell them or view the situation through the lens of U.S. media and the left? The troops can just watch CBS and have no entertainment until we cut and run pull out. This is just another way that the Democrats could "support the troops."

It must be awful for liberal activists to go through life with few people taking them seriously and, worse, laughing at them. In the meantime, I'll still be concerned for our nation, but my life will go on--and, things will work out better than the doom and gloom crowd predicts.

Well, back to the original issue, maybe Bush and Rove are smart. And, compared to ideas of the Democrats, anything looks smart. Hey! Maybe Bush and Rove are behind the Democratic Party, too!


Tip of the hat to reg for inspiration of this post.

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August 20, 2006

Offensive? Oh, You Just Have No Idea How Offensive I'm Going To Be!

The cute little girl to the left is Hanna Edwards and she is wanting to travel with her family to the southern part of France. Hanna is from England where learning to not be offensive has been taken to a new level. So, what is offensive about the photograph of Hanna? Why, her skin is showing on her shoulders, that is highly offensive to ...wait for it... ...wait... "muslims." Now, how anyone can find the bare shoulders of a 5 year old offensive is beyond me, but some dufus in the Passport Office of Ye Merry Olde England told Hanna's Mom... well, I'll let the Telegraph tell you:

Hannah Edwards's mother, Jane, was told that the exposed skin might be considered offensive in a Muslim country.

Might be offensive? Might be??? Who gives a rats behind if some muslim is offended by a child's bare shoulders. What is offensive is the Marine Barracks in Lebanon in 1983. What is offensive is the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. What is offensive is what happened to the USS Cole. What is offensive is the first attack on the Twin Towers. What is offensive is September 11, 2001 when three thousand completely innocent civilians were murdered in one fell swoop and muslim fanatics danced in the street in Palestine Uulating for joy. What is completely and totally offensive is a bunch of islamo-fascists rioting over some damn cartoons. What is completely offensive is asking Israel to respond "proportionately" while not saying one damn word about rockets loaded with ball bearings to inflict damage to civilians being launched into civilian areas by Hezbollah. What is offensive is having little old grandma's from Peoria and Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients from Arizona seperated for "special" screening on a random basis while people who actually fit the profile of "terrorist" are given a pass lest we be accused of "racial profiling."

What is offensive is a couple of Islamofacists being willing to "blow up" themselves and their infant child by carrying "liquid explosives" in the baby's bottle. What is Offensive is organizations like CAIR being more concerned with the "image" of Islam from the media than they are concerned with the "image" of Islam from a bunch of terrorists who kill civilians and cut the heads off of others to make a political point. A political point for Pete's sake."

What is offensive is listening to the garbage of the Islamofascists day in and day out, and worrying about "offending" them. Well, I have only one one thing to say to people who would be offended by a little girl's shoulders. (warning, not work/child friendly!

Continue reading "Offensive? Oh, You Just Have No Idea How Offensive I'm Going To Be!"
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Carnival Of The Insanities Is Up

Dr. Pat Santy who writes the Dr. Sanity Blog has done her typically outstanding job of gathering information for the Carnival of the Insanities. There, the crazy, the insane, the ridiculous gather together to celebrate the absurdities of the absolutely insane thinking that permeates much of the left and absolutely all of the radical left and the islamofascists. This one is a goody folks, you gotta go read...there, I have spoken!

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August 19, 2006

What Baseball Race? Football Starts.

For some of us, baseball season is over, so here's what we're looking forward to now and here are two links to help you start to take your minds off of relatively unimportant stuff compared to football season--like war and politics.

2006 College Football Ranking and Heisman Hopefuls

For a change, it's not USC on top of the preseason Power 16. Ohio State grabbed the No. 1 ranking, but Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr. and the Buckeyes were hardly a unanimous selection. Texas, Notre Dame, Auburn and West Virginia also received first-place votes.

It's clear that the Braves string of fourteen division titles is over. I've been reading Braves GM John Schuerholz's new book "Built to Win." With budget restraints on the team's payroll, they cannot afford the players that they need. Let's hope that my favorite college teams pay their athletes better.

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The Real Story on Castro's Surgery - And Baseball With Cuba

Just to prove that you can't believe the communist press from Cuba (or the communist press in the U.S.), here's the real inside story on Castro's surgery:

Castro Passes Pitching Duties To Brother While Undergoing
Tommy John Surgery

August 10, 2006 | Onion Sports

Bet you didn't know that. Here's more.


(Picture Left) Castro warms up in minor leagues
(Right) Arguing with Hugo Chavez over who has coolest uniform

Castro has been considered by many to be the best baseball pitcher to come out of Cuba, even better than El Duque--because he has the power to torture players who get hits off of him. I've read more than one story about thrown games in Cuba to insure that the teams got out in one piece--not to mention the pressure on the umpires.

Maybe if Castro gives up ownership of the Cuban team, it can rejoin the American League rather than continue as part of the declining Communist League. This has a better chance than ping-pong diplomacy with China, as long as the spolier is gone. In the meantime, Bud Selig and Castro apologists can forget about a forced expansion into that region.

Do you thnk that baseball fans could vote on Cuba's future and its leadership when they fill out their ballots for the All Stars? It could only result in an improvement.

More on Cuban Baseball and Sports:
Baseball in Cuba and the United States and these Pictures

In the second link, note the picture of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro golfing together. Wouldn't that disappoint the anti-establishment, totally ignorant youth of today who love to wear Che T-shirts? If they only knew that Che had a ten handicap before becoming a revolutionary. (I bet he cheated.)

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August 18, 2006

There Are Nigerian Scams And Still More Nigerian Scams

Everyone, well, except for the ethically challenged, knows about Nigerian Scams. In it, the scammer purports to be from some African nation and has something like 32 to 35 Million Dollars to share with you if you will only help them get the money out of the country. One that I received many moons ago purported to be a lawyer representing the estate of the late (and lamented?) Earl Roper who might be a relative of mine. I enjoyed responding to that one with a bogus history of Earl Roper who I asserted died in a riot in Times Square as a result of a M-1A-1 Main Battle Tank from the Pennsylvania National Guard being parachuted in to help quell the riots and accidentally landing on Earl's head. At any rate, the scammer actually, not realizing that this was about as much BS as I could pen in a day's time, wrote back and stated that he believed that this may have been the same uncle Earl and if I would transmit via e-mail my bank account numbers and other proof of identification, he would transmit via electronic means the millions to my account and I could keep some 40% for my efforts.

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Quips for Believers!

Don't let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.

Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited,
until you try to sit in their pews.

Many folks want to serve God,
but only as advisors.

The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose,
but mosquitoes and chiggers come close.

When you get to your wit's end,
you'll find God lives there.

People are funny; they want the
front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.

Opportunity may knock once,
but temptation bangs on your front door forever.

Quit griping about your church;
if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.

If the church wants a better pastor,
it only needs to pray for the one it has.

God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead.
So why should you?

Some minds are like concrete
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

Peace starts with a smile.

I don't know why some people change churches;
what difference does it make which one you stay home from?

A lot of church members who are singing "Standing on the Promises"
are just sitting on the premises.

We were called to be witnesses,
not lawyers or judges.

Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.

Forbidden fruits create many jams.

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

God grades on the cross, not the curve

God loves everyone,
but probably prefers "fruits of the spirit" over "religious nuts!"

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

He who angers you, controls you!

If God is your Co-pilot - swap seats!

The task ahead of us is never as
great as the Power behind us.

The Will of God never takes you to
where the Grace of God will not protect you.

We don't change the message, the message changes us.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to
discourage him.

If you enjoyed these, pass them on to your favorite believer.

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The Lefty Lexicon - Republished

Inigo Wilson, an employee at "Orange" a Mobile Phone company in England has been fired for posting the following from "The Lefty Lexicon" on a private internet site, not while he was working or anything like that. Has it come to the point where even humor can be a cause for termination? Oh, wait, Isn't that what happened with the Mohammad Cartoons? So, since I really, really hate PC and any that promulgate it here is the "Lefty Lexicon" in it's entirety. Take that Orange.


Agenda - describes any collection of policies: 'equality agenda' for instance. Invariably needs to be ‘taken forward’.

Aggressive outreach - the process of actively soliciting trade for social workers. Generally employed when 'customers' fail to show required enthusiasm for services on offer.


Beacon of excellence - archaism: any organ of state that achieved - or 'delivered' - what it was supposed to.

Best practice - normally 'established' when a Lefty wants to saddle a process with more complexity. Replaces 'working it out yourself'.


Child-centred - education: "we can't be bothered to teach them… perhaps they’ll do it themselves".

Clarify - as in to clarify one's position. Totally repudiate what you said before. In other words, change the position of the government on an issue after they have been rumbled.

Class - grouping people by the contents of their wallet rather than, say, how they think, feel or behave as individuals.

Consultation - a formal system for ignoring public views while patronising them at the same time. London's Congestion Charge for instance.

Community leader - someone plucked from obscurity to represent ‘the views of the community’ for the purposes of ‘consultation’. NB never elected to this position.

Critique - media, academia: same as 'rebuttal'. When a Lefty alleges that someone's writing is 'riddled with factual inaccuracies' then mysteriously fails to identify any.


Delivery - as in "delivered against targets". Means 'achieve'.

Disproportionate - foreign affairs: Describes any act by USA or Israel.

Delegitimise - what we do if we suggest that a favoured Lefty client group may contain members who are not wholly beyond criticism as individuals.

Diversity - creating a workforce based on how people look rather than on their skills or aptitude

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August 17, 2006

Kit Jarrell To Fill In For GM - What A Deal!!!

There are few people that I like more than my good friend Kit Jarrell. Kit has kindly offered to fill in for me tomorrow night at my regular 9:00 PM (Central) timeslot for Wide Awakes Radio. You can catch her blog at Euphoric Reality so Tune In and enjoy your stay. I'll be there as soon as a prior engagement allows me to be there. Kit really is spectacular. We don't see eye to eye on everything, but she comes to her thoughts and politics with passion and with a degree of intelligence that is great to behold. Catch it Thursday night at Wide Awakes Radio, click the link; then click the microphone logo.

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August 16, 2006

Global Warming Confusion

Today's entry on global warming covers confusion on two matters--one as to events in the current weather and the other as to political leadership.

In the first case, Johannesburg has experienced its first snow since 1981, and South Africa is in the grips of continued snow and ice. In the second case, Illinois Sen. Obama said that gas guzzlers add to the world's hotter temperatures and that people should switch to higher mileage hybrids. So, why is there confusion?

Well, as to the snow in South Africa, snow and ice are cold--not hot. But, I guarantee you that some leftist is already explaining how global warming is causing the colder temperatures there. After all, they have made statements before to that effect. It must be nice to take a position on global warming to where you are right if it gets hotter and you are also right if it gets colder. That's like me picking the winner of the World Series by saying that a certain team may win--or it may not win. Take that tip to your bookie.

As to the good Senator, after condemning gas guzzlers, he left in his SUV. His spin folks covered the damage by saying that his SUV ran on ethanol--which it does not. Maybe that explains the pinging he's been hearing.

Never underestimate the fables and hypocrisy of the left--especially when it involves global warming. I'm still waiting for some real and honest science to prove exaggerated claims on that issue. The only don't get grants unless your position is to accept the premise up front; and, those activist "former" scientists, if paid enough, will claim that we can fly to the sun if we simply go at night.

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August 14, 2006

This Date in History - Thanks to God

Worth remembering and reflection....and, application to today's world.

American Minute for August 14th

Emperor Hirohito surrendered August 14, 1945. The next day, in a statement regarding the Jewish New Year, President Truman wrote: "The enemies of civilization who would have destroyed completely all freedom of religion have been defeated. All faiths unite in thanksgiving to Almighty God on our victory over the forces of evil." On August 16, 1945, Truman proclaimed a Day of Prayer: "The warlords of Japan...have surrendered unconditionally...This is the end of the...schemes of dictators to enslave the peoples of the world, destroy their civilization, and institute a new era of darkness and degradation...Our global victory has come from the courage...of free men and women united in determination to fight. It has come from the massive strength of arms...created by peace-loving peoples who knew that unless they won decency in the world would end. It has come from millions of peaceful citizens...turned soldiers overnight-who showed a ruthless enemy that they were not afraid to fight...It has come with the help of God, Who was with us in the early days of adversity and...Who has now brought us to this glorious day of triumph. Let us give thanks to Him and...dedicated ourselves to follow in His ways."
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On 9-11, Church Takes Page from Cynthia McKinney

I remember when Ronald Reagan said, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me." In like fashion, now that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has published a book saying that President Bush organized the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center, I can only lament that the Presbyterian Church has left a lot of level-headed believers, rather than the believers leaving it. (See Presbyterian Church publishes 9/11 conspiracy theory.)

As I was raised in the Presbyterian Church, I have some right to speak of my disappointment of the direction that the church took long ago and the sad state that it appears to be in now. And, it pains me to see what has happened. Left-wing politics replaced scripture when the seminaries were taken over by political, not religious, zealots. We've seen similar patterns in our universities, but they had no moral compass to guide them like the Bible, which makes the Presbyterian action and direction that much more disappointing.

It's so sad when churches and societies are brought down by people who obtain positions of control and responsibility and who abuse those positions to push misguided philosophies and false gods. Believers may join other churches when it becomes too much for them, but most everyone has no choice but to live in the crumbling societies wrought by the political left.

If I have misread anything, then please let me know. Until such time, I can only pray that God gives the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a new beginning and a new direction to serve Him and to spread the gospel rather than continuing to spread dissension and killing the church in the process.

I have no intention of telling you how to believe. I'm just saying what I believe on this matter. However, if you have similar desires for our churches, all of them, and our nation and its leaders, I invite you to join me in prayer and fasting for them.

Our churches and this country can be renewed--if we care enough.


Other sites reporting or commenting on this issue:

The Layman Onlne
Christianity Today
World Net Daily
Belief Net
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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August 13, 2006

The Battle Is Won, The Fight Continues!

In January of this year, I posted about receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer, the big C, the dreaded Ca, the smoker's bane. Glenn Reynolds, The Instapundit was gracious enough to pick it up and share it with his readers and friends of mine from around the blogosphere and friends I didn't even know I had were gracious enough to leave over 100 comments as well as over 300 e-mails from people around the world telling me that they were pulling for me, not to give up and offering prayers, advice and best wishes.

I also met and have corresponded with Dr. Craig Hildreth, the Cheerful Oncologist who has been a source of knowledge, attained wisdom and support.

I was overwhelmed with a deep sense of grace, of gratitude and knowledge that despite the problems in the world involving cultures, countries, politics there was still room for care about a given individual.

Nine days later I had major surgery, not knowing if I would wake up from the surgery, not knowing if the disease was too advanced to treat surgically, not knowing if the disease had spread to my lymph nodes, or anywhere else; but having a trust in God and in my docs and the knowledge that regardless of what happened, I was truly loved, and truly blessed. I gradually came out of the anesthesia, saw my wife and daughter and dear brother-in-law standing by with smiles but concerned looks on their faces and the news was, at that point good. No mestasis in the lymph nodes, my upper lobe of the right lung and indications that the cancer had been sucessfully removed from my body. A week in the hospital, a week at home with increasingly onerous cabin fever and I was ready to go somewhere, anywhere just to get out of bed and out of the house.

The following week, a meeting with the surgeon, with the oncologist and I had the opportunity to meet the fine nurses at the South Texas Cancer Center (Special Thanks to Dr. Lazo, Gilbert, Amy and Estella) and begin a 6 month ordeal of chemo-therapy. Each friday for three weeks, sitting in a chair, wondering about the future, sleepy from the Benadryl, trying to ignore the poisons being pumped into my body, but greatful for the advances in chemo-therapy none-the-less.

Each week the side effects grew cumulatively worse, then a week off in which to "recover" before starting the next series of three. Each week my beloved wife would say 17 to go, 16, and eventually down to "1 to go hunny bunny" and that ONE was Friday, August 4th. On this immediate past Friday I had my 2nd post surgery CT Scan and the results were the same as the 1st., "...NO EVIDENCE OF METASTATIC DISEASE..." The battle has been won, the war will go on until I have been 5 years cancer free and can then count myself a full fledged member of the cancer survivors network.

Regardless of what the future brings, know that I am a fighter and I will Fight On!. I have the support of friends, family and Almighty God. I have the courage to face what ever comes. Cancer has caused them to throw the worst at me and I have come through with determination to see this thing through to what ever conclusion comes.

So the watch word remains fight on, Fight On, FIGHT ON!!!

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August 12, 2006

You're the Coach

You're the coach and have to make a crucial decision. What do you do?

Here's the set up:

You are the coach of a youth baseball team.
Your team is playing for the championship.
It's the ninth inning.
Your team is holding onto a slim one run lead.
The other team is at bat and your team is pitching.
There are two outs--one out away from the championship.
But, the other team has a runner on third base in scoring position.
And, their power hitter comes up to bat.

Here's what you have to decide as the coach: Do you pitch to the power hitter, knowing that he has a realistic chance to tie or beat you, or do you intentionally walk him to get to the next batter for an easier final out and the championship?

Think carefully about it before reading further.


Oh, there is one piece of information that I didn't mention...if you walk the power hitter, then the next kid up to bat, who should be an easier out, is "a cancer survivor who needs a shunt in his brain just to live."

Okay, now knowing that, is your decision the same?

Read more about this and see the related stories (and a poll) from the source where I found it. Visit our friend's post: DADavocate - Needing A Reality Check.

What did you decide and why?

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Another Suspicious Photo from Lebanon

Is this actually a bomb crater from an Israeli airstrike? Hmmmmm. It looks familiar.

(Look. It's really a joke. Okay?)

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August 11, 2006

Terrorist Met and Respected MP George Galloway

This is going to have to be short, but, yeah, that George Galloway of Great Britain who has been a fanatic against the Iraq War and who debated Christopher Hitchens on it. Here's what the article said:

TERROR suspect Waheed Zaman met controversial MP George Galloway many times, his sister said last night.

Safeena, 24, said of her 23-year-old brother: “He saw it as his duty to stand up for his community and that’s what led him to know George Galloway. He has a lot of respect for him and has met him many times.”

We certainly cannot keep and elect representatives who are respected by terrorists to be entrusted with protecting us from them. Do you think that terrorists respect those Democrats quite vocal for our immediate withdrawal from Iraq? Maybe.

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August 10, 2006

Thursday Night On Wide Awakes Radio, Dr. Pat Santy is my SPECIAL Guest!

As many of you, my beloved readers, know, I am a big fan of Dr. Pat Santy who blogs as Dr. Sanity. Well, Thursday night, August 10th, 2006 she will be my guest on the GM's Corner from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central Time. Dr. Sanity has much to say, and a unique way of saying it. To call in and talk with Dr. Sanity, call 1-888-407-1776 (a land line works best) and ask her a question or twelve. I anticipate that this will be one amazing internet radio show, don' miss the opportunity to listen to one of the premeir bloggers in the blogosphere. Dr. Sanity's insights into the thinking process of Liberals, Conservatives, Islamo-Fascists etc. is a must hear. You can listen in on your computer by clicking the Microphone Logo of Wide Awakes Radio located in the Upper right of my blog or by going to the Wide Awakes Radio blog and looking for the microphone logo in the upper left hand corner. Don't miss this opportunity to hear your's truly interview one of the great bloggers today. See you there!!!

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War on Terror: No. 1 Election Issue?

I wonder, with today's terror events, which Democratic nominee from Tuesday, Lieberman or Lamont, the voters of Connecticut would trust more to protect their interests in the war against terror.

If the election were held next week rather than last Tuesday, maybe some people would have waken up to the terror threat and switched their vote. At least Lieberman will give them another chance with his independent run.

Instead of having thousands of deaths this week, intelligence stopped the planned attacks and have kept us from another 9-11 at home. Give appropriate credit for that and worry if we change direction. I highly suspect that Lamont would cater to the radical left who supported him, which would weaken our intelligence and cripple our fight against terrorist thugs.

When November arrives, maybe a lot of people will look around and decide that the war on terror takes priority over other issues and that the Republicans, with all their faults, offer the best choice for protecting our nation--as they did in the cold war.

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Thoughts From Down Under

Received an e-mail from a friend from "Down Under" and I thought it worth sharing.

Bottom line: McKinney...good riddance, the woman is a lunatic. borrow a phrase from a guy at work...they have exchanged aged, hardened and strong oak with cheap clapboard.

Lamont is a loser, a one issue wonder,a tyro...and a novice.This is not a game and it is not a party either..Lamont has no issue agendas with domestic problems, no policies, no initiatives and no plan besides Hate Bush.

All he has is his platform: the Iraq War. Great...he's their "anti war poster joy"...but on everything else...a unknown. He better know his shit or he will be left looking like a klutz Lieberman was on the VP influential, capable and experienced hand. One of my managers put it best:

"Never kick an old dog...he may not be as fast to attack...but trust me, he knows more ways to hurt do you think he got to be old."
By being meaner and deadlier...and by not leaving any enemies behind...alive.

Kicking Lieberman will be a mistake they will regret very soon. In a balance of power standoff...he's the maverick. As an independent, free of the DLC...he will be in a position to hurt the Dems...badly.

Or help them hurt themselves....remember this, Mr Lamont...Mr Lieberman knows where all the skeletons are buried.

You and the Dems just screwed the pooch.Come will see just how badly.

/s/ Brendon.

Brendon, thanks and I agree. November will be the time to watch the Democratic party explain away, once again, how Bushco stole the election, not how they "screwed the pooch."

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Rubber Ducky?

There is indeed something totally mind warping and surreal about seeing and listening to Rubber Ducky in Hebrew by "Ernie" from Sesame Street. Rubber Ducky has always been one of my favorite lite songs to sing just for the fun of it. So, for a bit of whimsey click on the video and enjoy!

A tip 'O The GM Derby to David Bernstein from The Volokh Conspiracy

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August 09, 2006

Are Rodents More Important Than People?

The left is always complaining about inadequate housing for the poor. The left is always complaining about protecting habitats of wildlife. What happens when you have a choice to spend on one or the other? Do you have to guess? After all, this is the left that we're talking about, and it's their efforts that cause these budget choices.

Analysis: Beach mouse habitat will cost $18m - $51m

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a draft version of an economic analysis examining costs associated with designating parts of the Ft. Morgan Peninsula and areas around Gulf Shores as "critical habitat" for the endangered Alabama beach mouse. ...The report concludes that the costs associated with designating the beaches, scrub forests and high dune areas required to keep the mouse from becoming extinct would be somewhere between $18 million and $51 million.

Fifty-one million dollars! Wow! Would that ever impress Dr. Evil. With that money, are they preserving a habitat or buying them beach condos?

To play the game of the left, what would $51,000,000 buy?
▪ It would buy over 500 memberships at exclusive golf clubs.
▪ It would buy 850 Mercedes or BMWs.
▪ It would buy 250 club suites at major league stadiums.
You know, important stuff. Why, it would even come close to buying off the Democrats.

But, consider that $51,000,000 would also go a long way to feeding, sheltering, and educating the poor. But, in the world of the left, man and animal are equal. So, let's spend the money on a bunch of rodents that serve no purpose to my knowledge except to feed the rattlesnakes in the area, which I guess they also want protected.

Couldn't we just take half that money, give it to the mice, and tell them to move to Massachusetts? They can take the fleas that they carry, and maybe the rattlesnakes will follow them, too. Once there, all the rats and snakes will have a friendly habitat and be among their own. See I just saved half of fifty-one million and made Alabama a better place with my solution.

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What a Shock! The Left is Hateful

What we already knew that a Democrat is just finding out....

Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and a Lieberman supporter, complained Tuesday about anti-Lieberman comments he found on liberal blogs. "I came to believe that we liberals couldn't possibly be so intolerant and hateful," he wrote in the Wall Street Journal. "Now, in the closing days of the Lieberman campaign, I have reluctantly concluded that I was wrong."

Welcome to the club of the hated and insulted.

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Media Distortion - It Gets Worse and Worse

Reporting distortions by the media is like keeping up with Bill Clinton's women. The media has so many transgressions that it becomes tedious keeping up with them, and the large numbers might have the effect of numbing people to this problem. Nevertheless and without great fanfare, here's the latest, courtesy of the Left's Least Loved, Michelle Malkin:

It's not just Reuters

The NYTimes issues a correction to its pieta online photo caption: "...The man pictured, who had been seen in previous images appearing to assist with the rescue effort, was injured during that rescue effort, not during the initial attack, and was not killed."

Just a slight difference. To continue, here's more....

"Fauxtography" alert: NYTimes and USNews;
plus Time and Reuters' Issam Kobeisi

Take a close look at the cover of US News magazine. The image and the story context imply that (an armed Lebanese man) is at the scene of an Israeli airstrike or explosion caused by IDF artillery. The same guy appears in a photo taken by none other than ex-Reuters camera man Adnan Hajj. He's pointing a gun at the site of the explosion. Only guess what? The site Allah points out, a garbage dump.

Well, it stinks.

This is too much, so I simply refer you on. Malkin's site has other examples, but you may want to check a particular reference from her, Free Republic's "Fauxtography" list, which keeps up with the on-going story of reporting fraud to customers by the major media. If you're going to read all of them, get comfortable first. This could take some time.

Where's Ralph Nader and Michael Moore when you want someone to blow the whistle on corporate wrong-doings?

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August 08, 2006

New Hope for the Left !

You know anybody who needs an "anti-stupid" pill?

A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results....

To the Left, please wait for its introduction before talking to me again about global warming, world peace, and taxes.

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August 07, 2006

Caught Again...and Again: Media Fakes Another Picture

Yet, one more faked photo from Lebanon courtesy of Reuters....
found here and here at "The Jawa Report."

This one involves the alteration of a picture of an Israeli F-16 dropping a defensive flare to decoy surface to air missiles; but, the picture was altered by adding multiple copies of that flare for dramatic effect, and then the picture's caption said that these were actually missiles being fired from the jet against a city in southern Lebanon.

This fake reporting makes things worse. It inflames passions and wrongly increases public opinion and world pressure against the United States and Great Britain to modify and moderate mideast policies to suit the phony reports rather than the real situation. The press, in effect, rallies the public for its agenda rather than that of our nations--and, they're not the same.

This irresponsibility of major media should be a concern of the left rather than whether or not it gives fodder to conservatives. From Dan Rather's MemoGate to now, it has gotten to the point where I have to check the bloggers who catch the lies before I can believe the articles from the major media.

The world needs honesty in reporting, and we're not getting it.

Found at Woody's Blog (No, not mine. His.),
referencing The Jawa Report

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The Utter Insanity Of The Islamo-Fascists

Yep, utter insanity. The forces of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah have stated that they will attack and destroy Israel and the United States. Gents, before you engage in that desire for wanton killing and bloodshed, please be aware of the consequences of that action: This is the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76):

And, if that isn't enough, please be aware of her sister ships located behind the Ronald Reagan; the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) (middle), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike groups. A one, two, three punch you REALLY don't want to mess with. that is, unless you are "utterly insane."

The choice is yours, and yours alone ... put away your foolish and unsupportable ideology, invest in your own peoples and live long and prosper, or die. You choose!

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From The Depth's Of The Oceans!

Reuter's stringer apparantly "photoshopped" the smoke into the photograph, but forgot to photoshop HEZBILLA (or, as one commenter put it Godz-Allah) out of the photograph... look carefully to the right of the photo below. Now you see the REAL cause of the smoke!

A tip 'O The GM Derby to Dymphna at Gates of Vienna

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Best Of Me Symphony Is Up At The Owners Manual

The 140th Edition of the Best of Me Symphony is up at The Owner's Manual, with a Frank Zappa theme no less. Gary Cruse does an excellent job of introducing some mighty fine reading. Go scope it out.

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August 06, 2006

Caught Again! Media PhotoShops War in Lebanon

The left has enjoyed days of rejecting and attacking conservative bloggers who claimed that photographs and film clips from Lebanon were phony. GM Roper's (the GENIUS behind this blog) blog-father Marc Cooper stepped in with: The five days of shameless, nauseating speculation by the right side of the 'sphere that the massacre in Qana was somehow staged now comes to a crashing halt. Cooper's minions joined him and attacked G.M. Roper, too.

Well, now it's time to look at the shameless manipulation of the truth by the media and how it "now comes to a crashing halt"...and, as caught by bloggers in the U.S. at that! How embarrassing!

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

Reuters withdraws photograph of Beirut after Air Force attack after US blogs, photographers point out 'blatant evidence of manipulation.'

Earlier, Charles Johnson, of the Little Green Footballs blog, which has exposed a previous attempt at fraud by a major American news corporation, wrote: "This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image."

The Sports Shooter web forum, used by professional photographers, also examined the photo, with many users concluding that the image has been doctored.

Adnan Hajj, the photographer who sent the altered image, was also the Reuters photographer behind many of the images from Qana – which have also been the subject of suspicions for being staged. (Emphasis mine)

Oops. That last sentence must hurt the self-righteous left which attacked the right for pointing out inconsistencies. Our leftist buddy, Randy Paul, titled lgf as the Little Green Fascists on Marc Cooper's post. Well, it looks like the "fascists" got it right on this one. Here's more if you enjoy this: PJM's ReuterGate!

Oh, don't think that hatred and disdain of conservatives that you observe is isolated.

Reuters employee issues 'Zionist pig' death threat

The message, sent from a Reuters internet account, read: "I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut." It was sent to Charles Johnson, owner of the Little Green Footballs (LGF) weblog, a popular site which often backs Israel and highlights jihadist terrorist activities.

But, the left wants to attack bloggers who catch their lies. They want to concentrate on a drunk Mel Gibson, an actor, instead of a journalist who manipulates the news for a major outlet. Does anyone wonder why I distrust the major media and why it has become less and less relevant as a source of information?

I'm beginning to believe that Reuters represents many of the individual and collective views and expressions on the left. Those on the left hate light being shined into their dark corners of deceipt. Otherwise, where is the outrage?

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12 Rules for Navigating in GM’s Corner

As I have said many times before, cruising the internet is fun, especially following links from one site to another to another and to another. Early this morning at around Oh-Dark-Thirty, I was looking up an e-mail address for my young friend Peter who was our guest from Germany when he was a foreign exchange student. I came across an email from my co-blogger Woody that led me to a post by my friend Marc Cooper on his old typepad account which led me to a post by a commenter which led me to a post by Dean Esmay, a noted liberal blogger. Scrolling around Dean's World I came across Dean's 12 rules and found them to be so delightful, I thought I'd adapt them for GM's Corner. So, without fanfare, here are the "12 Rules for Navagating in GM's Corner (with all appropriate apologies to Dean Esmay):

Periodically, I feel the need to remind people of a few things:

1) This web site exists for the sole purpose of publicizing and discussing whatever interests me, whenever it interests me, for whatever reason it interests me.

This includes whatever quirky whim strikes my fancy, at whatever time it strikes my fancy.

By the way, we've been talking about you, and we think you're getting paranoid. I hope you can deal with that.

2) "Conservative" means the following:
A.) Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from preconceived notions of some “Reality Based” world/Point of View.
B.) Favoring proposals for openness and honesty in government, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others except when those ideas and behavior intrude on the lives of others against their wishes (e.g., the tenets of islamo-fascism); broad-minded within the limits of being tolerant as noted above.

That is a Platonic ideal I strive toward, not a paradigm I claim to represent. If at any time you think I fail to meet that ideal, I invite you to say so. The more polite you are in saying so, the more seriously I'm likely to take you. But I ain't Socrates, and I ain't Bill Buckley. You'll just have to live with that.

3) If my definition of "conservative" doesn't fit in within the confines of what Al Frankin or Michael Moore tell you that "conservative" means, well, too freakin' bad. It's GM’s Corner, baby. You're just living in it.

4) So long as people remain reasonably civil, and make reasonable efforts to avoid ad hominem attacks, I'm willing to let them say damn near anything they want here.

5) I'm more tolerant of personal attacks on me than I am toward contributors. But I make no claims to perfection in either area. I do my best. But, I'd really rather you direct your heat toward ideas you don't like, rather than people who chafe your buttocks.

6) Don't get upset if you find me arguing with you. Don't get upset if several people argue with you. If you hang out here long enough, you'll find this can happen to anyone, at any time. Consider that you might be wrong, or, stand your ground and explain why everyone else is wrong.

There have been several times where I myself have been the only one defending my position against a dozen or more people who thought I was totally wrong. Other than hiring gypsy witches to put curses upon them and their progeny, I exacted no revenge at all unless they were so egregious I was forced (forced I tell you, yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it) to ban them (and even then, sometimes they use different ailiases and or IP addresses to get around the ban - that's ok, it only means that they were pretty clever at the time, not to say dishonest if you take my meaning.)

7) I freely confess to this completely arbitrary standard: people I'm familiar with will be cut more slack than people I'm not familiar with. Is that fair? Well, no. But I won't put up with trolls, or people who are abusive solely for the purpose of being abusive. My judgment on that point will, without apology, be tempered by how familiar I am with you and/or your writings.

Who's the final judge? Hey. It's GM’s Corner, baby.

8) I'll yank absolutely anyone's chain if I think they've crossed a certain line. Is the line always obvious, or set in stone? Nope. But regulars to this establishment respect it.

9) The longer you're here, the more slack you'll be cut. However, no one except my wife gets infinite slack.

So, does this mean I'll let The Assistant Village Idiot or Civil Truth or Marc Cooper or Texas Fred or Rick Calvert or Dr. Sanity or even Woody chew me out more than someone I'm not familiar with? Yep. Also, does that mean I'll let Shrinkwrapped or Too Many Steves or dougf rant more than I will someone I don't know at all? Yeah, it does. Them I've seen in action. You, I probably haven't.

Fair? Get your own web site, and we'll talk about fair.

10) Other than a few donations to fight my cancer that I've gotten now and then from readers, I get nothing for this. So, you know, if you don't like what you find here, don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

11) There is no 11. [for an explanation of this, I forthwith give you some of the comments on Dean's 12 rules]

There is, in fact, an 11. I can understand why you choose not to mention it publicly, but to deny its existence is just COLD.

Posted by Gary Utter on September 22, 2003 at 3:52 AM

The first part of rule 11 is that you don't talk about rule 11!

Posted by Dean Esmay on September 22, 2003 at 4:10 AM

In fact, it is forbidden even to refer to "the rule between Rule 10 and Rule 12."

Or "the rule six down from Rule 5." Or "the rule whose number is a palindrome."

But "the rule that proclaims its own nonexistence" is permissible in certain very limited circumstances.

Posted by McGehee on September 22, 2003 at 9:49 AM

12) Argue. Tell me I'm wrong. Tell everyone else they're wrong. Play in GM’s Corner. Just remember whose it is. If you don't like it, you can appeal to GM, or you can just leave, and to be honest, I'd rather you left because I seldom grant appeals (big grin inserted here).

A tip 'O The GM Derby to Dean Esmay

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August 05, 2006

Mideast Headline With No Surprise - #1

Sometimes you see headlines and stories that make you say, "Duhhhh." Here's one. Any surprise here?

Mideast war rages on despite UN peace resolution

Israeli troops fought gun battles with Hizbollah in south Lebanon and warplanes hit roads and bridges across the country on Sunday, hours after the U.N. Security Council received a draft resolution to end the war.

Maybe the U.N. should pass ten or fifteen more resolutions. Why, that paper war might have worked in Iraq if given another twenty years and can work in Lebanon once everyone on one side is dead.

The U.N. created Israel in 1948 and there has not been a permanent peace there since. Why do nations pretend that the U.N. can do anything for peace anywhere?

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Mideast Headline With No Surprise - #2

The second "headline with no surprise" comes courtesy of former President Jimmy Carter. Surely, at this point, no one is surprised when Carter criticizes President Bush (and America) and tries to make people think that he really has all the answers. Let's see. Carter let our Iranian Embassy be taken over by radical Islamic fanatics, and it took him 444 days to get our hostages out of there--but, wait. That didn't happen until President Reagan was sworn into office!

Carter: Bush 'worst ally Israel has had'

Carter said the United States should work for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah and the world community should concentrate on a long-term solution, but he is uncertain whether Bush can accomplish a cease-fire.

"It depends on whether world opinion is strong enough to get the administration to change its erroneous policy, which has been to encourage the continuation of attacks on both sides."

President Carter also called for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Carter has the answers? Well, consider the following book discussion from the ultra-left wing magazine "The Nation," which I use out of every consideration to make Carter look good, which turns out to be impossible. (It also mentions a previously disproved claim about a Republican "October Surprise," which the Democrats claim in one form or another every September.)

Henry Kissinger in particular felt that Carter's foreign policy was "weak-kneed" and that Carter himself was "ill prepared and poorly suited" for the presidency.

("Taken Hostage" author David Farber) doesn't necessarily disagree with Kissinger's assessment. He portrays Carter as catastrophically unaware of the escalating situation in Iran until events had spun completely out of control. Reading Farber's account of Carter's earnest yet clumsy handling of the hostage crisis, one can't help but share Gary Sick's assessment that the White House seemed to be approaching Iran from a position of "unrelieved ignorance." Certainly Carter's unconsidered praise of the deeply unpopular Shah and his appraisal of Iran as "an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas in the world," indicates a shocking lack of insight into a country that almost everyone, including the President's own ambassador to Iran, recognized was on the verge of chaos and revolution.

But Carter's failure to anticipate and adequately deal with events in Iran was not entirely owing to his lack of political acumen. America's intelligence community had been severely handicapped....

...which he handicapped more. Yeah, let's listen to this man. He makes President Bush look like a genius in Iraq.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded about what President Carter actually did when he was in office before we consider taking his advice today.

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August 04, 2006

Media's "Reliable" Source in Lebanon

Did you know that Hizbollah had a media relations department? It stands to reason that this is real, as shared by LGF. This must be the source of the national media's slant on the conflict in Lebanon and where the MSM picked up on the phrase "Israel's Disproportionate Response." Why didn't they give proper credit, though?

Hizbollah Media Relations.jpg

Nice logo on the card. Give Mr. Afif a call and ask him if he's talked with anyone from the NY Times in the last hour.

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August 03, 2006

Meet The Munuvians

I've decided to start a new category: Meet The Munuvians. This is a collection of folk who have gathered 'round Pixy Misa and have their own extension. There is some mighty fine reading in this group of folk, so I'm posting on today's entry: 3 Legged Dog who opines that Mel Gibson is merely an actor, and not an oracle and we shouldn't really give a hoot about what he says or does. Right on!

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August 02, 2006

Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn: "British Muslims fear repercussions over tomorrow's train bombing."

Mark Steyn on Sudan:

Two years ago, you may recall, Sudan was elected to the UN Human Rights Commission at a time when the government’s proxies were busy slaughtering and gang-raping their way round Darfur. The last thing one needs when one’s got a hectic schedule of mass murder on one’s plate is a lot of tedious paper-shuffling committee meetings in New York, but Sudan’s ambassador, Elfatih Mohammed Ahmed Erwa, gamely rose to the occasion by announcing, upon joining the Commission, that he was very concerned about human rights abuses at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib."
Do you suppose the concepts are related? Nah, that would presuppose something else Steyn said:
In the scheme of things, launching a plot to behead the Prime Minister of Canada would not seem to be an obvious priority. No doubt they would have preferred to behead the President of the United States. But no problem. We are all infidels.

The multicultural society posits that each of its citizens can hold a complementary portfolio of identities: one can simultaneously be Canadian and Jamaican and gay and Anglican and all these identities can exist within your corporeal form in perfect harmony. But, for most Western Muslims, Islam is their primary identity, and for a significant number thereof, it's a primary identity that exists in opposition to all others. That's merely stating the obvious. But, of course, to state the obvious is unacceptable these days, so our leaders prefer to state the absurd. I believe the old definition of a nanosecond was the gap between a New York traffic light changing to green and the first honk of a driver behind you. Today, the definition of a nanosecond is the gap between a Western terrorist incident and the press release of a Muslim lobby group warning of an impending outbreak of Islamophobia."

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August 01, 2006

Re-elect Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)

"What?," you say. Yeah, re-elect Cynthia McKinney as the U.S. representative from Georgia's fourth district.. The same Georgia representative who attacked a Capitol policeman and then tried to play the race card to blame him. The same McKinney who thinks that President Bush knew of the World Trade Center attacks in advance and was responsible for the break in New Orleans levees. The same person who gets most of her contributions from out of state and whose contributors include groups that support Islamic terrorism. The same McKinney who said that she would take the $10 million from a Saudi prince that was turned down by NY Mayor Giuliani, because the money required an admission that the U.S. bore some responsibility for the WTC destruction.

Why re-elect Cynthia McKinney? Well, first off, look at the fine group who is endorsing her: Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and organized labor.

Next, consider how much the left wants her replaced. She's been an embarassment to Democrats and a distraction from their attempts to look moderate. That's good!

Her opponent is going to vote on issues about like McKinney, so there is no difference there to America. The difference is that she reflects the positions of the Democratic Party and is a great spokesman for them. She needs to continue speaking for Democrats and to be their face. Plus, she provides a lot of entertainment. Support her.

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Global Warming Redux

In exactly (more or less according to new but untried and or untested computer models used by the left and by the GW Cultists) the world will implode, or flood, or something like that; At any rate, we are all doomed!

Cheerfully and shamelessly swiped from Oyster at Soy Como Soy

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The Perfidy Of A Frog

From Ha'retz comes this:
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, whose country is a main backer of Hezbollah, met his French counterpart in Beirut on Monday for talks on resolving the crisis in Lebanon.

and this quote:

Iran is a significant, respected player in the Middle East which is playing a stabilizing role, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said Monday, during a visit to Lebanon.

"It was clear that we could never accept a destabilization of Lebanon, which could lead to a destabilization of the region," Douste-Blazy said in Beirut.

"In the region there is of course a country such as Iran--a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region," he told a news conference." [emphasis added]

Kermit says "It isn't easy being green," and I would add that it isn't any easier being stupid, but French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy seems to have mastered it.

A tip 'O The GM Derby to James Taranto

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