Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ha!! I am William Wallace!!!

Roll your "R's" when you speak around here, lassie!

You scored as William Wallace. The great Scottish warrior William Wallace led his people against their English oppressors in a campaign that won independence for Scotland and immortalized him in the hearts of his countrymen. With his warrior's heart, tactician's mind, and poet's soul, Wallace was a brilliant leader. He just wanted to live a simple life on his farm, but he gave it up to help his country in its time of need.

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Why isn't Chris spitting at the camera?

I don't watch nearly as much of Chris Matthews as I once did. He used to have a fairly balanced show, but has drifted pretty much completely off the left edge of things. His recent quest, of course, has been the 'Scooter' Libby indictment. Matthews appears to enjoy the way "Scooter" falls off his tongue, and has been all verklempt at the idea that ethics problems exist in the Bush White House (and specifically among the Vice President's staff).

So, now that Bob Woodward has said to Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald that he was aware of Plame's CIA employment a month before it was supposedly leaked to the press as a way to punish Joe Wilson for his scathing critique of the reasons for the war, many are saying that these charges may have to be dropped. Fitzgerald has boxed himself in with this statement...
"He was at the beginning of the chain of phone calls, the first official to disclose this information outside the government to a reporter. And then he lied about it afterwards, under oath and repeatedly."

Now, my question is: Why isn't Chris spitting at the camera at the idea that many are saying that these indictments will be dropped? He sure seems to be still wondering who did something wrong.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Who Lied?

Norman Podhoretz has written a thoroughly researched essay putting down the meme that Bush Lied!

Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs

Lifted shamelessly from someplace I won't admit to...

President Bush May Send Up To 5 Marines For French Assistance

President Bush has authorized the Joint Chiefs to begin drawing
up a battle plan to pull France's ass out of the fire again. Facing an
apparent overwhelming force of up to 400 pissed off teenagers Mr.
Bush doubts France's ability to hold off the little pissants. "Hell, if
the last two world wars are any indication, I would expect France
to surrender any day now", said Bush.

Joint Chiefs head, Gen. Peter Pace, warned the President that it
might be necessary to send up to 5 Marines to get things under
control. The General admitted that 5 Marines may be overkill but
he wanted to get this thing under control within 24 hours of them
arriving on scene.

He stated he was having a hard time finding even one Marine to
help those ungrateful bastards out for a third time but thought he
could persuade a few women Marines to do the job before they go
on pregnancy leave.

President Bush asked Gen. Pace to get our Marines out of there as
soon as possible after order was restored. He also reminded Gen.
Pace to make sure the Marines did not take soap, deodorant, or
razors with them. The less they stand out the better.


For my few and largely spamming commenters...

I have now turned on "Word Verification". You'll have to manually copy a word to make a comment.

Since I have few other viewers or commenters, it shouldn't slow things down too much.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

What he said...

Pour yourself your favorite drink, pull up your chair and click...

Monday, November 07, 2005

Damn my poor computer skillz...

I just watched the local NBC station air a MSNBC story (reported by ? Handlesman) on the CIA prison kerfluffle currently going on. I wanted to post a screen capture of a map they put up showing the supposed locations of these prisons. Anyhoo, I could swear that the arrow labeled "Afghanistan" was pointing to Somalia. If I get time, I'll try to find this and get it up here.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

I see a connection here...

Regarding the rioting going on in France recently, there is obviously a lefty-media agenda to skip right on by the fact that these are young Muslims who are rioting (Do I dare call them 'Young Turks'?).

However, I think there is another connection. They are from a demographic with a high unemployment rate. As much as I think these nutcases are more of the problem than the solution, they point me to a parallel to the Watts riots of 1965.
In 1965 Black unemployment in the U.S. was 9%, but unemployment in Watts was 31%. Los Angeles joined the ranks of cities all over the country - Newark, New York, Las Vegas, Detroit - where riots had broken out over political and social issues.

The French social state has obviously contributed to their lack of jobs. Anytime the government will guarantee something for little to no work--and tax their public to support this guarantee--is it surprising to anyone that jobs are lost and people are incented to not work? This breeds the hopelessness that is evidenced by the riots. Throwing money at the problem only exacerbates the problem. Getting rid of their socialist form of thinking is their only long-term hope.