Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
China's got game - a seat at the UN Sec Council and a veto for sale. China is hip -fully crunk with high tech - able to shoot down capitalist satellites and launch more than astronauts.
A mean scary military machine is de rigeur for the hood. After all she's got nuclear NoKo on the south 40, Caliphates crunk up next door in nuclear Pakistan, borders with both nuclear Russia and nuclear India. China could launch a world of hurt at any chicanery she doesn't cotton to.
China’s naval forces include 72 principal combat warships, some 58 attack
submarines, about 50 medium and heavy amphibious lift vessels, and
approximately 41 coastal missile patrol craft. China also fields over 700 attack
a formal declaration of independence or a military alliance by Taiwan with a
foreign power, or foreign intervention in Taiwan's internal affairs. Delays in resumption of cross-Strait dialogue, and an unwillingness to negotiate on the basis of 'one China'. Taiwan's acquisition of nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction internal unrest or turmoil on Taiwan
The Great Satan recently toured the Far East with stops in Japan, SoKo and China. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates got the red carpet treatment with an especial gig at Beijing's
"We discussed the need to move forward and deepen our military-to-military
dialogue, including that on nuclear policy strategy and doctrine."
How ironic that the super friends hotline wasn't online when the Great Satan toured Taiwan the next month with a sweet best friends for ever missile deal that could annihilate amphibious assaults.
"We are furious"
The Great Satan is proud of that.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Some solid policy speak from Fred. Hopefully this will get his campaign back on track in time for the upcoming votes. I'll vote for the Republican nominee, but I'd feel much better if that was Fred :)
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopefulproposed an Sunday that would allow Americans to choose a simplified system with only two rates: 10 percent and 25 percent.
Thompson's proposal, announced on "Fox News Sunday," would allow filers to remain under the current, complex tax code or use the flat tax rates.
Asked whether the plan would cut too deeply into federal revenues, the formersenator and actor said experts "always overestimate the losses to the government" when taxes are cut.
"We've known for years any time we have lowered taxes and any time we've lowered tax rates, we've seen growth in the economy," Thompson said.
Thompson added that money would be saved by his Social Security reform plan. He proposed that workers younger than 58 receive smaller monthly Social Security checks than they are now promised. Individuals could contribute 2 percent of their paycheck to a personal retirement account, an amount that would be matched by the Social Security trust fund. [link]
tag: Fred Thompson, taxes, policy, presidential election, republican, republican primaries, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Kentucky should have won it in OT #2 but the field goal was blocked. In the 4th OT Tennessee scored and got the 2 point. Kentucky scored and missed the 2 point.
52-50 Tennessee! EMB: I tried to call you, was a great game, hope you got to watch it.
Tags:Kentucky, Tennessee, SEC, football, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Halfway through the game and it's looking like the streak will reach 23 in a row for Tennessee. The offense is moving at will (one tipped interception that resulted in nothing) and the defense is playing inspired (intercepted Woodson next play after the Ainge Int.). If Kentucky doesn't find some 'fire' in the locker room, this game may get out of hand.
Don't worry EMB, they still get to go to a bowl ;)
Tags:Kentucky, Tennessee, SEC, football, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Soldiers who suffered appalling injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan were verbally abused as they swam in a public swimming pool.During a weekly rehabilitation class at a council leisure centre, 15 servicemen – including several who have lost limbs or suffered severe burns – were heckled and jeered by members of the public.
One woman was so incensed that the troops were using the pool at Leatherhead Leisure Centre in Surrey that she told them they did not deserve to be there.[link]
Read the whole thing and weep for the country that was one of the greatest in the world for so long. (h/t stickydiesel)
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Chuck Norris Approved
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I see the 2 items here have been also posted at her normal site (here) so now you get more choices for her wit and charm [heh]
We're still looking for 1-2 more people, drop me a line and let me know if you're interested.
GSGF is a passionate writer who looks more on the middle east than internal politics and Iran more than any other place. I'll let her tell about her if she wants, but you can't go wrong reading her pieces (with links) and she has inside info on quite a few items (which hopefully she'll put on here for us to enjoy).
Again, I'd like to give her special thanks for joining.
The line between the Great Satan's asymmetrical hudna and asymmetrical jihad is becoming nigh nonexistant.
Front row seats include the EU - whose recent realignment with both the Great Satan and the Little Satan make a powerful statement. The Arab Leauge may attend.
Syria 's presence is significant.
"It is clear that Assad will not be sending a representative to Annapolis to
grant legitimacy to a bilateral Israeli-Palestinian process that is meant to end
up with an agreement between the Zionist Entity and the Fatah-led PA.
Keep in mind that Damascus houses and fully supports Hamas, which is
ideologically opposed to any such process. Rather, Assad has a price for his
attendance and for moving away from Iran."
Disowning Hiz'B'Allah, refraining from blatant and covert interference in Lebanon and officially recognizing Israel seems like a high price to pay for the Golan. Easing sanctions and restrictions on Syria by the Great Satan are powerfully desired bits of legitimacy for Al Assad.
Iran sees a real chance that Syria may bail on her Axis of Evil commitments, after all the mullahs haven't been invited. Bashar build bridges with Turkey because of syria's weakness.
One by one, the Great Satan is forcing the unelected leaders of the ME to get with it or get dissed, smacked or replaced. Countering every Arab League raison de doofuss for the ME's failures is brilliant - especially if Annapolis itself fails.
Will Annapolis actually work? Who cares? This 'hudna' is an effective smokescreen for the near future.
When the Great Satan's hudna finally gives way to the Great Satan's jihad - America unbound can remind targeted regimes and their precious assets - Annapolis was their bridge to avoid all this 'instability'. And they blew it.
A man was at the country club for his weekly round of golf. He began his round with an eagle on the first hole and a birdie on the second. On the third hole he had just scored his first ever hole-in-one when his cell phone rang.
It was a doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical condition and in the ICU.
The man told the doctor to inform his wife where he was and that the he’d be there as soon as possible.
As he hung up he realized he was leaving what was shaping up to be his best ever round of golf. He decided to get in a couple of more holes before heading to the hospital. He ended up playing all eighteen of course, finishing his round shooting a personal best 61, shattering the club record by five strokes and beating his previous best game by more than 10.
He was jubilant.... Then he remembered his wife. Feeling guilty he dashed to the hospital.
H/T AJD Shootist
Click the link and read the rest, nothing like a good joke to make you appreciate everything more
Monday, November 19, 2007
"I don't know what the book is about. But when the government bans a book, there is something interesting in it." Ahmad Abbasi says, forking out twice the book's price at an undisclosed location.
Life under an illegitimate regime like Iran's mullahs does have one benefit. You know when the government bans a book - it's got to be good. Especially one that made it through a first edition before the "Culture Ministry" caught the error.
"Memories of My Melancholy Whores" a Persian translation of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel at first seems about as dangerous as listening to your 'rents Steely Dan box set.
Older guys trying to hook up with young hotties is the theme. Happens every Ladies Night in the Free World. Nothing major or government threatening - or is it?
In the Mohammedist preachers paradise of the Islamic Republic of Iran it is like Kryptonite in Smallville.
Culture Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi has the sitch well in hand.
"Necessary measures have been taken to avoid reoccurrence of such a printing"
Such measures include sacking the censors for "negligence". Alas, the traditional despotic remedy may be too little too late. Over 5K copies have been printed and are selling out fast.
The novel of bummed out hoes deals with an old man who has been a customer of prostitutes his entire life. For his 90th Bday he wants to hook up with a 14 yo teenage virgin.
Just like a Steely Dan song - he falls hopelessly in love with her.
"The first edition has sold out but we were ordered not to publish the second edition," an employee with Niloofar Publications said Saturday, declining to give his name due to the sensitivity of the issue.
The Culture Ministry, whose censors are responsible to check the contents of books before print, said a "bureaucratic error" led to the government giving permission for the novel to be published.
Thankfully, Iran's faithful reported the oversight and the ban is now in place.
It was only banned after the Ministry of Culture received complaints from conservatives who believed the novel was promoting prostitution.
Far from driving the massess away from such blatant desire for Laffy Taffy literature, the ban may have actually backfired.
The ban has only provoked greater interest in the novel and on Saturday, copies of the book were being sold for more than twice their list price.
28yo Ahmad Abbasi says "I'm buying the book out of curiosity."
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Of course this injunction is only temporary, but at least 24 people have been arrested thanks to this citizen asking the police to do their job.
Some good strategy and advice to be had there, even if you think Rove was up to every decent into madness that has happened in politics in the past decade.
More by the Author
I've seen up close the two Clintons America knows. He's a big smile, hand locked on your arm and lots of charms. "Hey, come down and speak at my library. I'd like to talk some politics with you."
And her? She tends to be, well, hard and brittle. I inherited her West Wing office. Shortly after the 2001 Inauguration, I made a little talk saying I appreciated having the office because it had the only full-length vanity mirror in the West Wing, which gave me a chance to improve my rumpled appearance. The senator from New York confronted me shortly after and pointedly said she hadn't put the mirror there. I hadn't said she did, just that the mirror was there. So a few weeks later, in another talk, I repeated the story about the mirror. And shortly thereafter, the junior senator saw me and, again, without a hint of humor or light in her voice, icily said she'd heard I'd repeated the story of the mirror and she … did … not … put … that mirror in the office.[link]
tag: Rove, republican, advice, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Empty Table Fund will try again this year to raise $50,000 to help local families in need.If anyone wants to help this charity out, leave a donation in the sidebar and tell me it's for the Empty Table Fund and I'll make sure it gets to who needs it (or mail it to them at address below)
The campaign began Friday and will take donations through the end of the year. It fell short $14,500 from its $50,000 goal in 2006.
Money raised through the fund is used by the Salvation Army to help families in Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin counties who are in need of food.
Since 1973, the Empty Table Fund, initially known as the Empty Stocking Fund, has collected monetary donations. The fund joined the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign Friday, and the Angel Tree project that begins today. [link]
"This is our biggest time of year for fundraising," he said. "My hope is that we can help as many people as we possibly can and not have to turn anybody away. It's hard to say we're out of funds for the month."
Contributions to the Empty Table Fund may be brought to the TimesDaily office at 219 W. Tennessee St., Florence, or mailed to TimesDaily, P.O. Box 797, Florence, AL 35631.
Kenda Williams can be reached at 740-5720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
tag: charity, Empty Table Fund, Alabama, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Game of the day (heh)
No words for this one, just the link Ala 14 - ULM 21
tag: Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Arkansas, SEC, football, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I am in Paris where I have attended the Court of Appeal special session called to witness the 27 minutes of hitherto unseen footage of the ‘killing’ of Mohammed al Durah which the court had required France 2 to produce. For readers who are unfamiliar with this scandal, I wrote about it here, here and here.
Suffice it to say here that the iconic image of the child Mohammed al Durah, pictured crouching with his father behind a barrel next to a concrete wall in an
apparently vain attempt to shelter from the gun-battle between Israel and the
Palestinians that was raging around them before he was allegedly shot dead by
the Israelis, served to incite terrorist violence and atrocities around the
world after it was transmitted by France 2 at the beginning of the second
intifada. Yet it is clear to anyone looking at this in detail that the whole
thing was staged, not least from the devastating evidence here which shows the boy
raising his arm and peeping through his fingers seconds after the France 2
correspondent Charles Enderlin said he had been shot dead. [link]
In a hurry so can't comment atm.
*update: This scene was partially (if not wholly) responsible for the 2nd infitada against Israel and is utterly fake. It behooves responsible news people everywhere to not only look at what they have, but to check and make sure they are actually reporting and not making it up (yes I'm looking at you Dan). No one knows if things would have been different without this heinous video from France2, but that doesn't stop one from wondering exactly how much bloodshed this newsman and his camera man have on their hands.
Will they pay for it? I seriously doubt it. In the minds of the public they may get raked over the coals for a few weeks or months, but it is very hard for me to believe that the government will pose any severe penalties on these monsters.
The Thunder Run has a nice roundup of news from the MSM, the front and bloggers: here
'Smart' legislation to help ILLEGAL immigrants get police help (the border is south) and access to banking... That's awfully nice of the
?(11-13) 15:56 PST San Francisco - -- The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to
issue municipal identification cards to city residents - regardless of whether
they are in the country legally - and to double the amount of public money
available to candidates running for supervisor.
Supervisor Tom Ammiano, who authored the ID card legislation, said the program is a smart public safety measure because it would make residents living on the social margins of San Francisco more likely to seek the help of police and could give them more access to banking services.
"People are afraid to report crimes," Ammiano said, referring to illegal immigrants who avoid local law enforcement authorities over fear of being arrested or deported by federal immigration officials. [link]
With the blatant disrespect for the country, it's laws, it's values and it's people; San Francisco once again shows it is on the cutting edge of insanity. The main reason ILLEGALS are not reporting crime is because it doesn't make sense for a CRIMINAL to report illegal activity and get involved with the police. I would like to think that this ID card is the first step to finding the ILLEGALS and removing them from US soil; of course I'd like to think that the lottery is going to pick me to win (without a ticket even) but wishes don't always come true.
Now Folsom can have it's annual
tag: San Francisco, illegal immigrants, idiot Democrat politician, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Click the pic to goto his site. If you are planning to travel and this will help you any, please leave me some feedback here or through the email.
If you visit the site and notice anything 'out-of-whack' or somewhere an improvement could be made, let me know that also and I'll pass it on.
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tag: travel, travel deals, Seed Discount Travel, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Kos: Is Rahm Emanuel A Racist?
Yep! Just one big happy political party destined to run the table over there. With things in Iraq getting better, it's more difficult to bash Bush. Maybe they've resorted to eating their own. As regards the Netroots greater influence, I've yet to see convincing evidence that most of America responds to the type of negative emotions associated with so much of their posturing.[link]
I'll let you go over to Dan's place and read the quote (and of course no linky to Kos)
tag: racism, politics, Dan Riehl, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Friday, November 9, 2007
Seems I got a letter in the mail today from my employer. They want me to sign a form showing that I am 1) a US citizen or 2) a LEGAL immigrant. (I work nominally for the government)
I have no problem with this and am actually glad to see them doing it. It’s about time enforcement of the law became something an employer would want to do. I was looking at the form to figure out why me (I’ve worked there for 4+ years now) and saw that it was policy that everyone hired after April 2002 had to submit the form.
This makes me both happy and sad. Happy that something is being done at my employer for legal immigration (even though it is not a ’hotbed’ of illegal activity) and at the same time very sad that it took over 5 years to implement this simple form.
Friday Free-for-all at StoptheACLU!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
And that’s the problem. After nearly 10 billion bucks in cash from the Great Satan and 6 years of nothing but love - Pakistan is coming apart. Martial Law, media blackout,
independent judiciary under house arrests. A true Military government with a military crackdown on everyone except, well, the new improved Super Villian Caliphate. What the heck is going on?Imported Al Qaeda Talibanish pocket caliphates developing abilities and tactics, targetable leaders and a surging offensive rolling up Pakistans Federal Tribal areas.
While comparisons to the Shah of Iran back in the Pre Islamic Republic days exist, perhaps the Philippines are a better example. Long ago, an essential sovereign ally of the Great Satan was ruled by a simularly ineffective leader. Maintaining power required traditional remedy’s: faux elections, unfree media and the secret police.In the Philippines - the Great Satan was at her best. Refusing to confer legitimacy (thanks in large part to a Straussian purest by the name of Paul Wolfowitz), America forsake General Marcos, his 1st Lady’s 20K shoe collection and allowed the Philippines a choice.As Great Britain once defined[link]
Read the whole post. GSGF goes into detail (with lots of links for the clicky reader) on the current Pakistan situation and some history on the Philippines in a similar time. GSGF and I had this discussion (through messages) for the past couple of days. I’m not sure if she’s changed her mind about Mushie being the best hope for Pakistan or not; but I continue to think the only way we get back to democracy there is for Bhutto to take control through elections.
Musharraf has promised elections now in mid-February instead of January but at least they are being scheduled. Now we’ll have to see if he follows through and also if he steps down as head of the military (another pre-requisite). If he does and the elections are open and fair, I expect this episode to go away, if not, we could be looking at a severely hampered nuclear country with several groups in power (geologically) and that wouldn’t be good for anyone in the region (hello India).
tag: Pakistan, democracy, Bhutto, Musharraf, Blogpower, Lord Nazh
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
While higher fuel effecieny standards and lower emissions are good, the way to go about it is with R&D first and then to start in on the people that don't jump on board AFTER you get the science. Global warming (like global cooling circa. 1975) will fade, but the policies that any of the Democrats would enact would be with us long after the crisis was over.
If the Democrats truly want to help the US get over foreign oil, they should support domestic oil production. ANWAR and off-coast drilling, new explorations and R&D for the removal of oil from shale; all oil that could be brought into refineries without any dollars going to the mad mullahs (or Hugo). Of course if they were serious about the dependency, they would have thought of this already. The 'green' flap you hear is simply pandering for votes.
tag: Clinton, global warming, democrats, oil, Blogpower, LordNazh
Knocking out the largest Arab army in history in 20 days, turning Iraq into aOf course she goes on (in her special way) to say much more, so read the whole thing, it's a great write.
giant sucking killing machine, grinding up Saudi rejects, wanna be jihadis',
Iranian Minions and Syrian agents. Leaving them dead on the side of the road for
a stranger to bury, has magically drawn the Great
Satan's enemies into a quagmire that has drained resources, volunteers and
their collective willpower. Going to Iraq for jihad now is a dumb thing to do.
It's time now for the 'other' political animal to jump on board and ride the bandwagon; or essential to leave the playing field for the serious people to work with.
tag: terrorists, Iraq, GreatSatan, TWoT, Blogpower, LordNazh
Sunday, November 4, 2007
JERUSALEM - At the outset of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's latestYou think? I may not be the smartest person on the planet, but even I can see there will be problems making a peace deal with a group that has not honored one yet; nor have they stopped randomly sending rockets into civilian population in Israel. But of course, that won't stop everyone from thinking that we are thisclose to making a deal.
diplomatic mission to the region, Israel's top negotiator acknowledged on Sunday
that there were problems trying to frame a blueprint for a peace deal with the
They act like these are the only things that have 'derailed' the peace talks. There is no mention of the continued suicide attacks or rocket attacks initiated by Hamas and Fatah into Israel. And of course there won't be. It is not polite to point out that one side of this peace 'table' is not interested in peace of any kind except the final peace of the Jewish state.
The two sides are at odds over whether the blueprint should spell out ways to
resolve issues that have derailed peace talks in the past — namely, final borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state, sovereignty over disputed
Jerusalem, and a solution for Palestinians who became refugees after Israel's
creation in 1948.
Israeli and Palestinian teams have been meeting in hopes of reaching the outlines of a future peace agreement, which they hope to present at a U.S.-hosted Mideast conference expected later this year.
Fatah (Abbas) is only 'moderate' in relation to the bloodthirsty terrorists of Hamas. Without Hamas there, no one would be talking to the terrorists of Fatah either. Until or unless the Palestinean people decide to be ruled by something other than thugs and murderers, peace will remain 'elusive'.
Israel and the United States are bargaining only with the moderate government of
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank, freezing out Islamic Hamas militants who seized control of the Gaza Strip in June.
"There is a willingness to do this, even though the situation on the ground, especially in Gaza Strip, is complicated," Livni said.
tag: terrorists, Israel, Palestinean, peace, Blogpower, LordNazh
Georgia gives up a length-of-the-field touchdown in the final minute but wins 44-34 over Troy
Ole Miss starts strong but has to hold on versus NW State 38-31
Tennessee Tech moves the ball well, but turnovers help Auburn rout them 35-3
South Carolina pulled out all the tricks they could, but couldn't stop the run against Arkansas and lose 36-48
Florida makes Vandy look like.. well Vandy 49-22
Game of the day: #3 LSU at #17 Alabama
This game went back and forth. LSU stormed out to a 17-3 lead and looked like they were in control. Alabama couldn't run and couldn't throw, but LSU couldn't hold onto the ball. Alabama came back and took the lead late only to see LSU drive down to tie it with less than 2 minutes to go.
Alabama got the ball back and on a drop back pass, Wilson is sacked and fumbles; LSU recovers at the 2 yard line and scores on the next play for a 41-34 lead.
Alabama got the ball back with time left, but on fourth and 10 Wilson can't complete the pass and LSU wins and keeps their BCS hopes alive (boosted by the fact that #2 BC lost to FSU)
tag: Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Arkansas, SEC, football, Blogpower, LordNazh
Friday, November 2, 2007
When I did the div overflow, etc. I got NO rolls at all (not they didn't show up correctly, they didn't show up at all) so I had to go back to the long rolls.
All the comments are now gone... there was nothing 'recent' except for 2, James commenting on the BP roundup and DD2 commenting on Bloggers. My response is yes it's a great roundup and DD2, I want more people to post here :)
Still don't have Halloween pictures, but did get a pic from falen with lil bit painting in the new house (they are moving, same city, different location)
tag: haloscan, comments, Blogpower, LordNazh
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Visit the roundup and follow through to the links.
Update on Halloween: It will be a few days before I get pictures of lil bit. Seems falen doesn't have internet at the moment and can't send them to me.
tag: roundup, holiday pictures, Blogpower, LordNazh
I usually avoid these like the plague, but since I was the only BP'er he tagged, I'll respond :)
10. Keith Olbermann - just because he's a douche
9. Hillary Clinton (yes HH thought she'd be on here, but I'd bet higher up) - no reason needed
8. John Chavis - UT defensive co-ordinator (if you follow college football, you'll know why)
7. John Edwards - silky pony gets it
6. The editors of TNR - Beauchamp anyone?
5. [redacted] - can't really put his name on here
4. Paris Hilton - just because she needs one
3. Charlie Weiss - offense this buddy
2. The Roaming Gnome - commercials suck ...
1. The guy that thought of blog memes ...
As per my rule, I will not tag anyone