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Battleground Berkeley

January 29th, The Berkeley City Council voted 8-1 to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."
The Marines have been in Berkeley for a little more than a year, having moved from Alameda in December 2006.

Code Pink has been protesting in front of the station since October '07.

Move America Forward:
“It is disgraceful that in the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, anti-military activists would attempt to silence the same military men and women who serve this country and give their lives to protect the free speech rights of all Americans, including these ungrateful and despicable people on the Berkeley City Council,” said Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward.Not everyone in Berzerkeley is a Code Pinko supporter.

Berkeley Gives Marines the Boot
Councilman Gordon Wozniak :
"There's a line between protesting and harassing, …

Happy Birthday, VRWC!

Today is the 10th anniversary of Hillary Clinton's creation of the term:
"Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" .

Bruce Walker of 'The American Thinker':

VRWC:Ten Years Young

On Sunday, January 27, 2008, our nation celebrates an important political anniversary. Ten years ago Hillary Clinton (then the First Lady) went on television with Matt Lauer and said:

"This is the great story here for anybody willing to find and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president."

Thus was born the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Hillary expected serious Americans to believe that the Whitewater convictions (which put a sitting Arkansas governor in prison), the suicide of the Deputy White House Chief Counsel under mysterious circumstances, the unconscionable firing of the White House travel staff, Hillary's strange acumen in predicting the cattle futures market, an allegation…

The Rotten Apple Award: Chelsea Clinton

They say that apples don't fall far from the tree.

Apparently that's true of rotten ones, too.
Back in December while campaigning for her mother in Iowa, Chelsea Clinton declined to answer a reporter's question.

The reporter was 9-years old.

Fox News:
"Sydney Rieckhoff, a Cedar Rapids fourth grader and “kid reporter” for Scholastic News, has posed questions to seven Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls as they’ve campaigned across Iowa this year.

But when she approached the 27-year-old Chelsea after a campaign event Sunday, she got a different response."
“Do you think your dad would be a good ‘first man’ in the White House?” Sydney asked, but Chelsea brushed her question aside.“I’m sorry, I don’t talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you’re cute,” Chelsea told the pint-sized journalist.
Then at Stanford U in January, in an event publicized to the five sororities in the Inter-Sorority Council but not to the generalpublic…

Bubba's Purple Fits

Bubba's Temper TantrumsMr. Clinton’s temper has been an issue for him as long as he has been in public life. But it has played an unusual role during the current campaign, his face turning red in public nearly every week, often making headlines as he defends his wife and injects himself, whether or not intentionally, into her race in sometimes distracting ways.... Last week, for instance, a clearly agitated Mr. Clinton told Dartmouth students that it was a “fairy tale” for Mr. Obama to contend that he had been consistently against the war in Iraq. And in December he said that voters supporting Mr. Obama were willing to “roll the dice” on the presidency.Somebody needs to tell the obnoxious EX-POTUS to STFU.

I've been saying this for years, seven to be exact.

Leading Democrats To Bill Clinton:PIPE DOWN ... There is little precedent for a former president's engaging in intra-party attacks.

... But in 2000, former president George Bush declined to attack his son's GOP primar…

Jay Grodner (Fool Lawyer) Goes to Court

Troop-hating, car-keying, weasel-shit lawyer, Jay Grodner had his day in court after vandalizing US Marine Sgt. Mike McNulty's car on the eve of his deployment.

(Original story HERE ).

John Kass, Chicago Tribune:
Jay Grodner, the Chicago lawyer who keyed a Marine's car in anger because the car had military plates and a Marine insignia, finally got his day in court last week.

Grodner pleaded guilty in a Chicago courtroom packed with former Marines. Some had Marine pins on their coats, or baseball jackets with the Marine insignia. They didn't yell or call him names. They came to support Marine Sgt. Michael McNulty, whose car Grodner defaced in December, but who couldn't attend because he's preparing for his second tour in Iraq.

Grodner was late to court for the second time in the case. Grodner called Assistant State's Attorney Patrick Kelly, (Marine Corps/Vietnam 1969-1972), informing Kelly that he would be late to court.

"He wanted to avoid the media," Ke…

Hillary's Voice

Hillary Clinton claims she has found 'her voice'.

Hopefully not the one from the Canaan Baptist Church (with racial racketeer Reverend Al in tow), when Hillary proclaimed in a strange ebonic twang:
"For the last five years, we've had no. Power. At All. And that makes a big difference, because when you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation. And you know what I'm talkin' about."And then in Selma, AL commemorating the bloody 1965 civil rights march, Hillary recited from an old gospel hymn: "Aww don't feel noways tired. I've come too faarrr from where I started frum. . . . Aww could have listened all day luung."
Listen to Kentucky Fried Hillary

It's interesting that people do not find this denigrating or racist.

Katrina Krapola-Enough Already

It's been over 2 years since Hurricane Katrina side-swiped The Big Nasty.
More than $127 billion has already been taken out of taxpayers' pockets to rebuild Mayor Idiot Nagin's below-sea level-Chocolate city.
"On a per person basis that comes to $425,000 for each of the 300,000 fools still living in that pulsating pustule on the bayou."

American Digest
Now Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu wants another$250 billion.

For what? Where did the first $127 billion go?

Lawrence Kudlow: Well, the White House fact sheet says $24 billion has been used to build houses and schools, repair damaged infrastructure and provide victims with a place to live. But isn't everyone complaining about the lack of housing.
The fact sheet goes on to say that $7.1 billion went to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild the levees; that the U.S. Department of Education spent $2 billion on local schools; and that the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries has awarded more than $2.5 …

A NEW Campaign for '08

Are you as tired of the same old faces as I am?

Are you fed up with the lip service from the current candidates?

The promises = the lies?

The Flip-Flopping?

Here's a thought:

And why not?
We had a clown president (Carter, 1977-1981),
aka Goober, That Peanut farmer from Plains;

An actor president (Reagan, 1981-1989),
aka Ronnie Raygun;

A sex-addict liar president (Clinton, 1992-2001)
aka Bubba, The Bill we'll be paying for Years, Commander in Thief, Willy the Weasel, Slick Willy;

And a decider president (Bush '43', 2001-2009),
aka Dubya, Con Artist-In-Chief, Commander Craptastic, Smirky McStumbletongue and Chimpy McClusterfuck.

So why not two wizards who defeated the most powerful evil ever - no, not the Hildabeast ... and I do hope that's Hermione G. Weasley (and not Ron).

Farewell, G'Kar

Andrew Olmsted Killed In Iraq

Andrew Olmsted -
active duty soldier,Husband, son, and brother,
blogger,Babylon 5 fan (hence the G'Kar),
and writer for the Rocky Mountain News –
was killed January 3, 2008 in Diyala Province, Iraq.
His friend and blogosphere colleague Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings has published
his last words.
"I will see you again, in the the place where no shadows fall."
-- Ambassdor Delenn, Babylon 5

I don't know if there is an afterlife; I tend to doubt it to be perfectly honest.
But if there is any way possible, Amanda, then I will live up to Delenn's words, somehow, some way. I love you." Read Major Olmsted's blogs:From the Front Lines

Requiescat In Pace, Soldier

Hillary's Sour Grapes

It didn't take long.

Hillary Clinton's opening remark on the first day of New Hampshire campaigning:
“Iowa doesn’t have a good track record in determining who’s going to be the presidential nominee”.Hillary certainly didn't say THAT to any Iowa voters before the caucuses.

She did call Iowa a "special burden", which was probably taken out of context by the VRWC, because, you know, Hillary is such a world-class genius and would never insult potential voters (at least before the last vote is counted).

Iowans didn't fall for the fake, forced smile; the insincere laugh/cackle; the lip service; or the cold, scripted personality.

No doubt New Hamshire voters will receive the same sour grapes insult if they reject her, too.

The Faking Imams

Remember November 20, 2006?

Six Muslim imams were removed from US Airways Flight 300 in Minneapolis after several passengers and crew members, became alarmed by what they felt was suspicious behavior : asking for unnecessary seatbelt extenders -which they then did not use, but placed on the floor in front of them; refusing to sit in their assigned seats- they fanned out in the cabin, sitting in pairs close to the front, middle and rear exit rows; and shouting slogans Arabic.

In other words, deliberately provoking a reaction amongst the non-Muslim passengers.

Ahmed Shqeirat, Mohamed Ibrahim, Didmar Faja, Omar Shahin, Mahmoud Sulaiman and Marwan Sadeddin claimed the police officers' actions were motivated solely on discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity and filed a lawsuit for unspecified damages, citing "fear, depression, mental pain and financial injury".

They claim their only crime was 'flying while Muslim'.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch notes th…

Remember those Morons Throwing Rocks For Peace?

The Olympian reports that the bill for the protests of military shipments at the Port of Olympia last monthcomes to $112,168.
Guess who's getting stuck with it?

City Manager Steve Hall wants the city to send the bill to the Port of Olympia... and the military.
And "others who are determined responsible for extra costs to the city".
I wonder if the rock-throwing, cement-pouring, child-using, seditious anti-military obstructionists -and- elected Councilman T.J. Johnson who participated in the protests, will be determined to have any responsibility?

Un-Bloody-Believable: Merry Christmas, Troops

Via The London Daily Mail:

Afghan heroes home for Christmas forced to change out of uniforms on freezing runway before using airport terminal ...
The Lowlights:Scores of soldiers flying home from Afghanistan on Christmas leave were ordered to change out of their uniforms - which they had worn while risking their lives during months of intense fighting against the Taliban - before being allowed into a civilian airport terminal. The December 23 flight, carrying 200 personnel, had been diverted from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to Birmingham because of bad weather.The troops were told they could either wait for buses to take them back to Brize Norton or else travel home via public transport - in which case they must change into civilian clothes before entering the terminal.Around 50 chose the latter option and, because there was no room in the cabin, most changed outside in the freezing air.Last night the airport authorities denied responsibility, saying: "We support our Armed …

A Marine's Miracles

A Marine's Miracles

Melanie Morgan
Even in death, Lance Cpl. Travis Layfield is reaching back to his family.
The Fremont, CA, Marine was just 19 when he laid down his life in Iraq, one of 20,000 Camp Pendleton Marines fighting off murderous Islamic radicals around Fallujah and Ramadi on April 6, 2004.

...Last fall, a DNA test confirmed that Travis Layfield left more behind than his loving spirit. Diane Layfield, Travis' mother, found out that he left a young son.
... But Travis wasn't done yet surprising his family.
During my most recent trip to visit our troops in Kuwait a Marine sergeant approached me.
... "Please, ma'am, will you do me a favor? I recruited her (Mrs. Layfield's) son into the Marines, and I have carried his bracelet with me for two and a half years.
Will you give it to his mom? It would mean so much to me."
...I took the bracelet and promised him that I would deliver the remembrance of a young man who lived and died for his country. I am goi…

Hillary, World Class _____ (insert noun)

Ex-President Bubba says his wife is a "World Class Genius" when it comes to improving the lives of others.
"She's got the right vision, big plans and a proven ability to change lives for the better.''Yes, Hillary knows how to change lives.

Ask Billy Dale (Travelgate) how Hillary helped to change his life.

Billy Dale worked in the White House travel office since the Kennedy administration.

Travelgate cost him his job, his life savings, his good name, two years of legal Hell and, until a jury acquitted him within two hours of hearing the hoked-up charges against him, his peace.After all that, Hillary Clinton is still smearing the guy, and implying his guilt. After his acquittal. How's that for fair? And this she calls history. --Paul Greenberg
AskJuanita Broaddrickabout the difference Hillary made in her life.

I can think of a few nouns to insert in the title.

Genius isn't one of them.

Unless ... you're referring to the way Ms Clinton has managed to …

Buddy the White House Dog

In Memoriam
Buddy, Labrador Retriever
Killed: January 2, 2002
Buddy was the Clinton's White House dog, because you know, it's a sorta unofficial tradition for an American President to have a dog, and we all know how traditionally American the HillBilly Clintons are (especially in election years).
Once his usefulness to the Clintons came to an end ... coincidentally at the same time President Bubba's presidency came to an end ... good dog Buddy was discarded just like anything else the Clintons had no more photo ops use for.

Buddy was relegated to obscurity in Chappaqua.
Left alone, Buddy got loose outside, playfully chased a contractor's van down the driveway, bounded into traffic on busy Route 117 and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl.

Secret Service agents rushed after Buddy, but were, alas, too late.The agents immediately took Buddy to Chappaqua Animal Hospital, where the dog was pronounced dead.
Buddy suffered the same fate as the Clinton's previous…

Imperiled Martians

Mars Could be in for an Asteroid Hit!

A newly discovered chunk of space rock, Asteroid 2007WD5, has a 1-in-75 chance of slamming into the Red Planet on Jan. 30, scientists said last week. "These odds are extremely unusual. We frequently work with really long odds when we track ... threatening asteroids," said Steve Chesley, an astronomer with the Near Earth Object Program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
2007WD5 was discovered in late November by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. It is similar in size — about 50 yards across — to an object that exploded over Tungaska, Siberia in 1908, unleashing energy equivalent to a 15-megaton nuclear bomb and wiping out 60 million trees.

The asteroid, which poses no threat to Earth, is closing in on the Red Planet at 27,900 mph. Speeding along at 8 miles per second, a collision would likely blast a half-mile-wide crater north of where the rover Opportunity has been exploring the Martian plains since 2004.
"Unlike an…