Monday, January 31, 2005

Pics From Iraq's election day


Al Alamara


An Iraqi girl holds up a sign bearing her country's flag with Arabic writing in it, which reads 'Vote for Iraq', during a celebration in central Baghdad.


An Iraqi woman flashes the V-sign for victory after casting her vote in Tehran

Update I


Remember what I said about people being carried to the polls......


In Fallujah


In Najaf


In Suleimaniya. (not a clue where that is.)

Update II


From Amman


And in case anyone was wondering what the ballots looked like when Saddam was in power....

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Giving the Blue Finger of Freedom to the terrorists.

It's election day in Iraq, brought to the Iraqis by the US liberation of Iraq. I wonder if there any democrats that still think this was the "wrong war in the wrong place at wrong time," or that the war in Iraq was an "optional" war?

Are there dems that actually think the Iraqis could have came to this day without US intervention?

This is a very sad day for the left. How many times leading up to this day were dems saying "Iraqis can't vote," "there will be so much violence Iraqis will cower in fear in their homes," "it will be a blood bath, the terrorist will disrupt the elections," "there won't be a big enough of a turnout for these elections to be legitimate"....and all of the other doubting.

Well, just take a look at what is happening, reports of a 70% or more turnout, Iraqis waving their ink stained blue finger around as a message to the terrorists that they will not be silent anymore. I've heard reports of elderly Iraqis that were unable to make it to the polls were carried for MILES by other Iraqis so they could take part in today's elections.

Inside the polling places Iraqis are seeing Iraqis guarding the polls.

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I'm trying to think what the dems will come out with tomorrow to downplay and dismiss this historic day.

I'm sure I'll find some choice quotes in the Senate tomorrow...........

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The enemy within: Saudis giving US mosques "hate propaganda."

Group cites Saudi 'hate' tracts

By Katherine Clad
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The government of Saudi Arabia is spreading "hate propaganda" in religious tracts sent to mosques throughout America, telling Muslims to hate Christians and Jews and to kill any Muslim who converts to another religion, a leading human rights group charged yesterday.

Saudi government literature collected during the past year from American mosques also tells Muslims living in the United States to "behave as if on a mission behind enemy lines," says an 89-page report released by the Human Rights Group Freedom House. The report, titled: "Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques," is based on a yearlong study of more than 200 original documents, all published and disseminated by the government of Saudi Arabia.
"When a government agitates hatred and intolerance, when it counsels people in an authoritative voice to kill other people, that's a human rights violation. That's not protected by First Amendment or free speech," said Nina Shea, director of the Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom and the editor of the report.

[snip]

In most instances, the report said, involvement by the Saudi government was immediately evident from the seal or name of a government department emblazoned on the cover of the literature.
Materials examined were easily identifiable as originating from the Saudi Embassy in Washington, the Education Ministry, the Saudi air force and other branches of the Saudi government.

[snip]

In a way, Mrs. Shea said, the Saudis "have worked out an arrangement that exports the conflict within their own society. ... They reflect the wrath of their own radicals by propagating some of the most extreme doctrines around the world."



Wake up people, we're headed for a war that will spill into our streets. The plans are being laid out right in front of our eyes and we sit and do nothing.

I guess we don't want to OFFEND the muslims.

I say we kick them out now while we still can.

BTW.... 80% of the mosques in the US are receiving money from Saudi Arabia.



‘Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur'an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth’

-- Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998


UPDATE: Freedom House's report.... Scroll down to the bottom for the full report.

Kofi Annan "deeply disturbed" and the UN is impotent.

Once again we see the UN's impotence and irrelevance. On Friday(1-28) the Sudanese Government, yes the GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN, bombed a village, Rahad Kabolong, in the Darfur region killing approximately 100 people.

What is the head of the UN, Kofi Annan's, reaction to this most recent act of blatantly genocidal violence? Well he's "deeply disturbed" by this and "calls on the Government of Sudan and the rebel movements in Darfur immediately to comply fully with their commitments under the ceasefire agreement and all relevant Security Council resolutions."

Isn't this what the UN is for, to stop violence of this kind?

And what if they don't stop Koif? Are you going to throw a very HARSHLY WORDED document at them? Ooooo That'll teach them a lesson they'll not soon forget. I say we send JDAMS over to their airfield where the aircraft used are housed.

And why is it that these stories always leave out the fact that this is MUSLIMS KILLING CHRISTIANS, so when you read "rebels" read that as Christians.

The war started because Sudan's government, headquartered in Khartoun and dominated by Arab muslims, a minority, had for almost half a century enslaved and islamised the people of Southern Sudan, who are mostly black (Negroid Nilotic people) and either Christians or animists

The region’s two main rebels groups [animists and Christians] accuse the government of supporting the Janjaweed militia in looting and burning non-Arab villages in the region.

Tens of thousands have been killed and nearly 2 million displaced in Darfur, where pro-government Arab militiamen known as the Janjaweed have attacked African villages in a campaign of burning, looting, raping and killing.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Kuwaiti [muslim] 'slit daughter's throat'

A Kuwaiti man has reportedly confessed to killing his 14-year-old daughter because he believed she was having sex.

Adnan Enezi - an employee in the Islamic Affairs ministry - had just returned from the pilgrimage to Mecca.

He allegedly bound and blindfolded his daughter, Haifa, knelt her down in front of her two brothers and sister and then cut her throat.

Forensic tests showed Haifa was still a virgin, police sources said. Mr Enezi is being questioned about the case.

Thousands of women are killed by relatives each year in the Middle East and Asia in so-called honour crimes - usually over suspected adultery, pre-marital sex or after having being raped, or marrying without family consent.

The suspect - who is also undergoing mental health tests - was separated from his wife, and has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for 18 months for his extremist activities, the al-Rai al-Am newspaper reported.

The daily said that after cutting Haifa's throat the first time, he swapped the knife for one with a sharper blade as she bled and screamed in front of her siblings.

Al-Qabas daily said the brothers and sister fled from the house after the murder, while their uncle took their sister to a hospital, but she had already died.

LINK





Oh yeah..............Now THAT'S a Peaceful religion!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A bit of photoshop fun......

Monday, January 24, 2005

Did she really say THAT?!?

I went back and read what ol possum hair, Babs Boxer, said about Iraq and WMD's before HJR 114, the resolution authorizing use of force to oust Saddam and enforce UN resolutions.

I find what she said during Dr. Rice's confirmation hearing and what she's said in the past just don't mingle.

Buy hey, that's the democrats' status quo, they never own up to what they've said in the past.

I would have loved to see Dr. Rice bring some of these quotes from Boxer up last week and ask her what she was talking about.

Notice she never ask if Iraq had WMD's just asked if they'd be used.
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October 10, 2002

"To me, the issue of Iraq should be approached in the following way. Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction. Let me repeat that: Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction."

"The weapons they have are a threat to the world. The world must respond."
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October 03, 2002

"Will Iraq use chemical or biological weapons against our troops?"

"Will Iraq launch chemical or biological weapons against Israel?"

"How will we secure Iraqi chemical and biological weapons once the fighting starts?"

"How do we make sure such weapons do not get into the hands of terrorists or terrorist nations?"

"I do not doubt that Iraq is up to no good. I know they are. That is why I voted for the Iraq Liberation Act. We know that Iraq has biological and chemical weapons and that they used them against Iran and against its own Kurdish minority. We know that following the Persian Gulf war, Iraq promised to abide by the demands of the U.N. but failed to live up to its commitment. They have not allowed unfettered inspections. They have lied about chemical and biological weapons programs. And they continue to seek the capability to produce nuclear weapons."

"I do not doubt that there are some members of al-Qaida in Iraq."

"Iraq must be held to its word, as expressed in U.N. resolutions, that it will submit to thorough inspections and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, period."

"Let's repeat that. Iraq must be held to its word that it will submit to thorough inspections, unfettered inspections, and dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, period. That is what they agreed to. They signed on the dotted line to do it. And that is what must happen. Those were United Nations resolutions, and we must work for an updated resolution ensuring that such unfettered inspections do take place or there will be consequences. These weapons are a threat to the world, and the world must respond. I believe if we handle this right, the world will respond."

"But there is no doubt in my mind that we should lay out that path and try for complete, unfettered inspections, with nothing off limits, to be followed by dismantlement of those weapons."

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Babs Boxer's new hair......



Now that's funny.

I wonder if she got that from James Traficant?

Yawnnnnnnn it's Sunday...

Guess I should post something on my Blog today....

Not much going on in JAX today.

Nice sunny day but it's a bit cool today in the high 40's .........brrrrrrrr

But I guess that's better than the MINUS 40's in other states. It's days like these I'm glad I no longer live in IL, I've gone through enough winters.

I went to the gun range yesterday and shot 50 rounds though my little snubnose .38. I need more practice, at 7yrds I was about 9 to12" up and to the right on most shots.

Here's the type of .38 I've got.



I still need to get my CCW permit. I don't really know what I'm waiting on, I do live in FL a "shall issue" state.

I keep my gun in my glovebox ("securely encased"(790.001(17)) as per sec790.25(L)) when I go to work, but that really doesn't do me a bit of good if I'm away from my truck now does it..




GOOD GOD!!!

Have you seen what "The perky one", Katie Couric, wore to Trump's wedding?



Now that's scary!


Read a VERY GOOD piece from WND on Roe Vs. Wade and the lies used to get it passed.

How lying marketers sold Roe v. Wade to America

I still can't grasp the thinking of the "Pro-choice" crowd.


I mean how do teach children to be responsible in life if they are seeing life being scrambled in the womb as acceptable?

Friday, January 21, 2005

Burning an American Flag. Just another day for a leftist.




These people make me sick.

They (to steal a line from Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton) loath the Military and have yet to grasp the truth that........


It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.





And I'm still trying to figure out if that's Teraza Heinz Kerry in on the right.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

[Jihad watch] - Inside information on the New Jersey murders

A close friend of the Coptic Christian brutally murdered in New Jersey along with his family, Hossam Armanious, is the source of this information, which comes to you exclusively from Jihad Watch:


The Armanious family had inspired several Muslims to convert to Christianity — or thought they had. These converts were actually practicing taqiyya, or religious deception, pretending to be friends of these Christians in order to strengthen themselves against them, as in Qur'an 3:28: "Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful -- he that does this has nothing to hope for from Allah -- except in self-defense."


It was these "converts" who knocked on the door of the Armanious home. Of course, the family, not suspecting the deception, was happy to see the "converted" men and willingly let them in to their home. That's why there was no sign of forced entry. Then the "converted" Muslims did their grisly work.


Many Copts are regarding the murders as a warning to the Coptic community as a whole, related to the increasing strife between Copts and Muslims in Egypt and the Copts' energetic efforts in America to get the truth out about the differences between Middle Eastern Christians and Muslims -- differences that the Islamic lobby, with its disingenuous talk of "Arab Americans," routinely glosses over and hopes you don't notice. The Copts, to their immense credit, have been particularly outspoken among Middle Eastern Christians about Muslim oppression. And yes, many are active on Pal Talk debating Muslims.


The nature of the warning? The murders send a signal from the Muslims to the Copts: we are going to behave here the same way we behaved in Egypt, and the First Amendment and American law enforcement will not protect you. Don't expect America to keep you safe from us. The oppression and harassment you thought you had left behind in Egypt has now come to you.


This means, if Armanious's friend is correct, that this is indeed America's Theo van Gogh murder: indication that all Muslims in the nation do not, as we are supposed to believe, unanimously accept the parameters of American pluralism. That at least some are willing to enforce Sharia penalties right here, right now.


But there are so many nominees for the Walter Duranty prize this time that most Americans have no clue of what's going on. Duranty, of course, was the New York Times reporter who knowingly covered up information about the genocidal famine Stalin caused and fueled in Ukraine, and won a Pulitzer Prize for his efforts. The Pinch Sulzberger Times of these dark days should dedicate the whole paper to Duranty's honor, and put his picture on the front page right next to "All the News That's Fit to Print."

LINK



Oh my!
I truly hope they find the animals that committed this slaughter and they are paraded and prodded by the press with as much fervor as they had with the Laci Peterson murder.

But that probably won't happen if they're caught. They'll be defended by CAIR with the defense that they were just practicing their "religion" and they should not be castigated and made an example of.

And if they're not caught this story will be gone in a week.

Why why why Mr. President did you have to mention the black book of death from that Cult called Islam?

It was such a great speech. Then came this line.

"That edifice of character is built in families, supported by communities with standards, and sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran, and the varied faiths of our people."

Why did you have to put that in your speech Mr. President? It would be akin to saying we should have to read Mein Kampf during W.W.II so we could be closer with the Nazis!

It was a great speech Mr. President, but you could of and should of left out the Qur'an reference.





This must end, we must stop being so F'n PC about not offending anyone and being some all inclusive homogenous touchy feely community that is afraid to point out what an evil "religion" Islam is.

Now I'm not saying we need to bring back the crusades. Rather I would like open up the eyes of muslims and show them what a cult Islam is so they can make their own decision to leave Islam under their own volition's.

I can make a much stronger case that Islam is a cult of death, using their own scriptures, than the case muslims make when the call it a "religion of peace."

Go ahead, tell me I'm taking these out of context. Looks to me like there's only one way to read them. If you don't believe in Islam and Allah, you need to die.




Qur’an 5:33: “The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and who do mischief [non-Islamic behavior] in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified, or their hands and their feet shall be cut off on opposite sides, or they shall be exiled. That is their disgrace in this world, and a dreadful torment is theirs in Hell.”

Qur’an 85:10 “Those who try or tempt the believers will have the penalty of Hell. They will have the doom of the burning fire. Verily, the Seizure of the Lord is severe and painful…. Allah will encompass them from behind! He will punish them. Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’an.”

Qur’an 13:32 “Many an Apostle have they mocked before you; but I seized them. How awful was My punishment then! …The unbelievers plot, but for them is torment in this life and a far more severe torture in Hell.”

Qur’an 2:23 “If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then bring a surah like this, and call any witnesses apart from Allah. But you cannot, as indeed you cannot guard yourselves against the Hell Fire whose fuel is men and rocks, which has been prepared for the infidels.”

Qur’an 9:88 “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.”

Qur’an 9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

Qur’an 9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”

Qur’an 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

Michael Moore's Bodyguard Arrested on Airport Gun Charge

But I thought Moore was against guns?

Just one more example of the liberal elite thinking that laws only apply to the little people and not to them.

FOX NEWS

Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. Burke was taken to Queens central booking and could potentially be charged with a felony for the incident.

Moore's 2003 Oscar-winning film "Bowling for Columbine" criticizes what Moore calls America's "culture of fear" and its obsession with guns.

What an idiot. You don't just walk into the airport and say "yah here's my gun I need to take it with me." You have to contact the airport ahead of time, bring it into the airport UNLOADED, in a case and check it in with the airline.

CAIR running to defend muslim that threatens to "blow up" a Best Buy.

CAIR (funded by the Saudis) is a cancer in this country eating away at us from the inside.....

This is a new article by Daniel Pipes pointing out how CAIR loves to run to the defense of muslims that openly threaten, in this case, to "come back and blow up this place [Best Buy] if I do not get my money this time." And in case you weren't aware it is a crime to make a blatant threat like that to a business.
But CAIR doesn't see it that way. They (CAIR) say it was due to "language barriers and overreactions by store employees and law enforcement officials."
[Rolling eyes] Oh please if you believe that I got a nice new bridge to sell you.


Here's Pipes's full story.

Radical Islam's Hypocrisy [:The Ehrgott & Okashah Cases]

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Hajj quotes from TROP....

Two million Muslims stand on Mount Arafat in hajj climax



"I beg God to make the Americans leave our country and put an end to the occupation. The Americans are responsable for all the destruction that has hit our country [Iraq]," said Abbas, who is from "Diyala, in the Sunni Triangle which resists the occupation."

We are responsible for the suicide bombings? I think not. Just a guess here but I bet this guy was in good with Saddam.

"I want to pray that God rids Palestine of the Jews," AbdelKarim said.

And Israelis have to live next to this type of people.

Khiari Mansuri, a 64-year-old Algerian, was to pray "that God bring victory to Muslims against the infidels."

Hey wait a second, I thought Islam was a religion of Peace?

By "victory" I'm sure he mean us infidels submit to Islam, submit to him and pay the Jizyah tribute tax, or he gets to chop off our heads.




Just so we're on the same page when he says "infidels".

Qur'an (5:72) “They are surely Infidels who say Christ, the Messiah is God.”

And just a few more......

Bukhari:V4B53N386 “Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission"

Qur’an 47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”

Senator BOXER, you are an idiot.......

Don't ya just love it when a dimocrat opens their mouth an inserts their foot?


It was so nice to watch that happen yesterday during Boxer's "questioning" of Dr. Rice.


SEN. BOXER: "Well, you should read what we voted on [ H.J.Res.114 107th Congress ] when we voted to support the war, which I did not, but most of my colleagues did. It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that, you know, particular vote.


My ears perked up and my face changed to that expression of "HUH? Did she just say what I think she said?"


Did she just try to make the case we didn't lay out the case, in it's entirety, on why we were going into Iraq without reading the case we laid out?


Yes! I think she did!!


And she goes on to further to dig herself a hole when she says "It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that, you know, particular vote."

This is why you can't argue with those on the left. They don't look at the full facts or the full documents in the case and just work of feelings. And then when you bring up the facts they won't take them into account.

They're like a five year old that sticks their fingers in their ears and yells "LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA, I can't hear you."

If she had read H.J.Res.114 she would have seen that it said... Well I was going to expert it but what the hay I'll just put up the whole thing.





To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.


Whereas in 1990 in response to Iraq's war of aggression against and illegal occupation of Kuwait, the United States forged a coalition of nations to liberate Kuwait and its people in order to defend the national security of the United States and enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq;


Whereas after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Iraq entered into a United Nations sponsored cease-fire agreement pursuant to which Iraq unequivocally agreed, among other things, to eliminate its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and the means to deliver and develop them, and to end its support for international terrorism;


Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated;


Whereas Iraq, in direct and flagrant violation of the cease-fire, attempted to thwart the efforts of weapons inspectors to identify and destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction stockpiles and development capabilities, which finally resulted in the withdrawal of inspectors from Iraq on October 31, 1998;


Whereas in Public Law 105-235 (August 14, 1998), Congress concluded that Iraq's continuing weapons of mass destruction programs threatened vital United States interests and international peace and security, declared Iraq to be in `material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations' and urged the President `to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations';


Whereas Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and remains in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability, actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and supporting and harboring terrorist organizations;


Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolution of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait;


Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people;


Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;


Whereas members of al Qaida, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq;


Whereas Iraq continues to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations, including organizations that threaten the lives and safety of United States citizens;


Whereas the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, underscored the gravity of the threat posed by the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by international terrorist organizations;


Whereas Iraq's demonstrated capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction, the risk that the current Iraqi regime will either employ those weapons to launch a surprise attack against the United States or its Armed Forces or provide them to international terrorists who would do so, and the extreme magnitude of harm that would result to the United States and its citizens from such an attack, combine to justify action by the United States to defend itself;


Whereas United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) authorizes the use of all necessary means to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 (1990) and subsequent relevant resolutions and to compel Iraq to cease certain activities that threaten international peace and security, including the development of weapons of mass destruction and refusal or obstruction of United Nations weapons inspections in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (1991), repression of its civilian population in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 (1991), and threatening its neighbors or United Nations operations in Iraq in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 949 (1994);


Whereas in the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1), Congress has authorized the President `to use United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) in order to achieve implementation of Security Council Resolution 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, and 677';


Whereas in December 1991, Congress expressed its sense that it `supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 as being consistent with the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1),' that Iraq's repression of its civilian population violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 and `constitutes a continuing threat to the peace, security, and stability of the Persian Gulf region,' and that Congress, `supports the use of all necessary means to achieve the goals of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688';


Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) expressed the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;


Whereas on September 12, 2002, President Bush committed the United States to `work with the United Nations Security Council to meet our common challenge' posed by Iraq and to `work for the necessary resolutions,' while also making clear that `the Security Council resolutions will be enforced, and the just demands of peace and security will be met, or action will be unavoidable';


Whereas the United States is determined to prosecute the war on terrorism and Iraq's ongoing support for international terrorist groups combined with its development of weapons of mass destruction in direct violation of its obligations under the 1991 cease-fire and other United Nations Security Council resolutions make clear that it is in the national security interests of the United States and in furtherance of the war on terrorism that all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions be enforced, including through the use of force if necessary;


Whereas Congress has taken steps to pursue vigorously the war on terrorism through the provision of authorities and funding requested by the President to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;


Whereas the President and Congress are determined to continue to take all appropriate actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;


Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40); and


Whereas it is in the national security interests of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region: Now, therefore, be it


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.


This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002'.


SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS.


The Congress of the United States supports the efforts by the President to--


(1) strictly enforce through the United Nations Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq and encourages him in those efforts; and


(2) obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.


SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.


(a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to--


(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and


(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.


(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION- In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that--


(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and


(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorist and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.


(c) War Powers Resolution Requirements-


(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.


(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.


SEC. 4. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.


(a) REPORTS- The President shall, at least once every 60 days, submit to the Congress a report on matters relevant to this joint resolution, including actions taken pursuant to the exercise of authority granted in section 3 and the status of planning for efforts that are expected to be required after such actions are completed, including those actions described in section 7 of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338).


(b) SINGLE CONSOLIDATED REPORT- To the extent that the submission of any report described in subsection (a) coincides with the submission of any other report on matters relevant to this joint resolution otherwise required to be submitted to Congress pursuant to the reporting requirements of the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), all such reports may be submitted as a single consolidated report to the Congress.


(c) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION- To the extent that the information required by section 3 of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution (Public Law 102-1) is included in the report required by this section, such report shall be considered as meeting the requirements of section 3 of such resolution.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.


Vice President of the United States and


President of the Senate.


Now does that look like we said we were going into Iraq ONLY because of WMD's?

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Third Wave Agenda: religious tensions [Wow, Is she a liberal without a clue]

Third Wave Agenda: religious tensions

Picture from Ramadi, Iraq




A U.S. Marine with 2nd Platoon Golf Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marines fires during an attack on the Al-Anbar provincial Government Center on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 in Ramadi, Iraq.

You know what this picture says to me?

There's one less terrorist in Iraq after that shot......

Monday, January 17, 2005

Clinton said we must "SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY"

I'm cross linking this.



Head over to FR for the links.

Clinton said we must "SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY" [Some links]



The "Religion of Peace" strikes again, by slicing the throats of a family of four Christians in NJ.

If you haven't heard yet a family of 4 was slaughtered in their home in New Jersey, their bodies were found in their home bound, gagged and had their throats slit. The family included the father 47, mother, 37 and two daughters 15 and 8. (What kind of sick F'er slices the throat of an 8 year old?)


It appears the FBI is looking at computer records of the father, who was said to be a devout Christian of the Egyptian Coptic faith, and his chat room exchanges with muslims.


Also reported is a message directed at the father that says; "You'd better stop this bullsh*t or we are going to track you down like a chicken and kill you."


Such nice and tolerant people those muslims.


I'm just waiting for CAIR (The Council of American Islamic Relations, a terrorist organization) to come out and explain...er... I should say make excuses for this heinous act. After all aren't we being told that Islam is a "peaceful" religion? Of course what we aren't bring told is that you must first submit to Islam if not willingly then by force to find this "peace".


Oh and if you think I'm joking about CAIR being a terror org. just read this quote by Omar Ahmed, CAIR's Chairman of the board.


"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith,
but to become dominant. The Qur'an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth"


--Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998

Friday, January 14, 2005

Israel freezes all contacts with Palestinians

LINK

An Israeli official close to Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon says Israel has suspended all contacts with the
Palestinians. The move comes in response to Thursday's suicide attack
at an Israeli border post which killed six Israelis and the three
Palestinian attackers. All border crossings into the Gaza Strip had
been closed already.

The newly-elected Palestinialeader, Mahmoud
Abbas, has condemned the attack. He said such attacks did not help the
peace process, but he also denounced the ongoing Israeli raids. He
repeated his appeal to Palestinians to end their armed struggle against
Israel.

Responsibility for the attack, the first since the
Palestinian elections last Sunday, has been claimed by three
Palestinian groups, including Hamas and the al-Aqsa Martyrs
Brigades.


Well this is good to hear. Abu Mazen hasn't lifted finger one to put a stop to the terrorists killing Israelis. All he's done is "condemned the attack", and I'm sure he use very strong words I bet he even sounded stern when he talked. But his words mean nothing.

Just looks like the same old shit with a different leader.

Want to tick off a liberal? Show them these pictures.

YES! About time the White House tells it like it is!

January 13 Press Briefing by Scott McClellan

Q What are you looking to achieve in the near term, here,
besides the spread of freedom and democracy, in terms of strategy in
the war on terror?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I just talked to you about what our strategy
is. Our strategy is to go after and bring to justice those who seek to
do us harm. Taking the fight to the enemy is at the top of our
strategy to win the war on terrorism. Right along there with it is
working to advance and support freedom in parts of the world that have
not known freedom. And that's what we'll continue to do. We're
achieving significant results in terms of dismantling the al Qaeda
network. We've made great progress there. We're seeing historic -- an
historic and hopeful moment in the broader Middle East with elections
taking place in Afghanistan, with elections coming up in Iraq, and with
an election of a new Palestinian President in the Middle East.

Q Right, but other than Iraq, where is the enemy now? Where are you concentrating your efforts?

MR. McCLELLAN: It's a multi-front effort, John. There are a number of ways we're going after the enemy, from cracking down on
terrorist financing to working with other nations to share intelligence
and act on that intelligence. We're also working from a military
standpoint to go after those who seek to do us harm, whether it's in
Afghanistan or Iraq or elsewhere.

Q But -- it's all kind of ephemeral now. I mean, you could
point to Afghanistan before and say, here's where the terrorists are;
you could point to Indonesia and say, here's where Jemma Islamiya is.
But, as I say, it's kind of ephemeral. We don't really -- where is the
enemy these days?

MR. McCLELLAN: John, I'll give you an update. The enemy is the ideology of hatred and oppression that people espouse. That's what we're up against. We're working to defeat an ideology of hatred and oppression. And you do that by going after the terrorists, who have no regard for rule of law, no regard for innocent civilians, and all they seek to do is spread chaos and fear and intimidation.

You also do it by working to provide hope and freedom to those who have only seen tyranny and oppression. And that's what we're going to
continue working to do in a global effort. There are many nations
involved around the world in the global war on terrorism, and we have
many partners, and we're going to continue to build upon those
relationships. We've worked to build those relationships over the last
few years. We've provided you a significant amount of information in
terms of how we're working to win the war on terrorism.

One other effort that is very important to this, because the nexus between weapons of mass destruction and terrorists is the most
dangerous threat of our times -- that's why the President initiated the
proliferation security initiative, with a number of countries who are
working to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. That was a
significant initiative. We've also been able to dismantle the networks
like the A.Q. Khan network, and that was an important achievement in
the global war on terrorism and making the world a safer and better
place.


Now if we could only get the White House to start calling them ISLAMIC TERRORISTS and stop calling Islam a "Religion of Peace" we'd really be going in the right direction!

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Tom's Irrelevant Musings: Logic Systems [Facts don't matter?]

Tom's Irrelevant Musings: Logic Systems

"Why is it, in some peoples mind, the fact that the [CBS] documents were forged somehow changes the premise of the conclusion? One thing has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but it does in non-logical minds."


You've got to be joking.


So you're saying "It doesn't matter what the facts of the matter are, it's the seriousness of the charge that matters"?


That's like saying "Your honor we know this man is guilty and we've made up the evidence to prove that he's guility."


Now I don't really want to get into the cBS side of this, the bias was completely transparent.


Mapes was hell bent on proving a false story that she worked on it for over 5 years and when these magic docs. came up she didn't care where they were from or the fact that they were forgeries. And I guess neither did Rather since he flew to TX in do an interview with that old secretary.


And how do I know there was bias?


Did you hear this reported at cBS or any other main stream media?



From the cBS report p130


"The clear inference from this excerpt is that President Bush was in the TexANG to avoid service in Vietnam. Bush did state in his 1968 TexANG application that he did not volunteer to go overseas. However, Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8 Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG, did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots.72


72 In the late 1960s, the U.S. government had the so-called Palace Alert program, by which Air National Guard pilots could volunteer for 90-day tours of active duty in Vietnam and other locations."



And no I didn't learn of this from cBS, I've know about for months.


I'll even direct you to a 1999 interview w/ the WashingtonPost. where Pres. Bush mentions it.



Anyway back to or statement that facts don't matter.

See this is a problem with Democratic/liberal thinking when presented with facts you don't take them into account but you will take conjecture, hypothesis, and theory and tout it around like it's chiseled in stone.

If I'm presented with concrete facts that I can't disprove I will take that in to account when formulating my opinion.


Oh, By the way. Did you know is was law of the land to support the removal of Saddam from power?

It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.

Passed & signed in 1998.

No WMDs? then WTF is this?

This is from the CIA report page 30 fig 5.

Credits to BillF for the reminder.

OXEN's response to --- Tom's Irrelevant Musings: Logic Systems

Tom's Irrelevant Musings: Logic Systems

awwwwwww why did you lock the thread Tom?

I worked so long on this. I guess I'll just post it on my Blog.


[in order for my comments to make any sense you should go read Tom's Blog first.]


I have to say on the outset that you are a better writer than I, but I'm not the one that is wrong here.

If you haven't been able to conclude yet I have find it quite fun prodding liberals with my logic and viewpoint.

I'm still trying to figure out what is "false" about the things I've brought up, looks all true to me. (But I guess that's your point.)

Allow me to expand on my thought process.

I'll take Kofi's statement about the illegality of the Iraq war and try and lay it out in a liner way.

In UNSCR 1441 the UN -- that world body that is supposed to be world's police but still can't decide if genocide is actually occurring in the Sudan and sat back while 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered in 100 days -- said that Saddam "has been and remains in material breach of its obligations under relevant resolutions ". So they recognized that he's in the wrong to start with and not living up to the prior UNSCRs placed on him.

AND it gave " authorized Member States to use all necessary means to uphold and implement its resolution 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990 and all relevant resolutions subsequent to Resolution 660 (1990) and to restore international peace and security in the area,"

See 1441 wasn't a stand alone document, it carried alot of baggage along with it. Namely all the resolutions Saddam was still not living up to.

But 1441 did give Saddam one more chance to comply. And yes I did understand that was like asking a leopard to change it's spots, it wasn't going to happen, but the rest of the world knew that too. Remember the vote on 1441 was 15-0.

So when they told Saddam he had to come up with a "currently accurate, full, and complete declaration of all aspects of its programmes to develop chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other delivery systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles ..yada yada yada", I knew he wasn't going to tell us the truth. And when Saddam did put out the Dec. 7th statement of what he had I don't recall ANY world body saying "yeah, Saddma's telling the truth."

So we've got Saddam lying, move on to section 4 of 1441.

4. Decides that false statements or omissions in the declarations submitted by Iraq pursuant to this resolution and failure by Iraq at any time to comply with, and cooperate fully in the implementation of, this resolution shall constitute a further material breach of Iraq’s obligations and will be reported to the Council for assessment in accordance with paragraphs 11 and 12 below;

On to sec. 11 & 12
11. Directs the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC and the Director General of the IAEA to report immediately to the Council any interference by Iraq with inspection activities, as well as any failure by Iraq to comply with its disarmament obligations, including its obligations regarding inspections under this resolution;

12. Decides to convene immediately upon receipt of a report in accordance with paragraphs 4 or 11 above, in order to consider the situation and the need for full compliance with all of the relevant Council resolutions in order to secure international peace and security;

This is where things ground to a halt. Hans Blix couldn't find his ass with both hands and didn't want to be the one that stood up and called out Iraq.

On to the US Congress and H.J. Res. 114 that gave the President AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

(a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to--

(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.

That passed 77-23 in the Senate. The 23 nays were all dems, but even Kerry & Clinton voted Yea.

And 296 - 133 in the House

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See the League of Natio.....er... the UN wasn't doing it's job and wasn't going to enforce it's own resolutions so we had to or Saddam would have continued to fund suicide bombers (with Oil-for food monies), fire at our planes enforcing the no fly zone, live in luxury, milk the Oil-for food, and waited for the sanctions on Iraq to be dropped. While his people lived in squalor, coward in fear Iraq's secret police, and school girls hid from Uday in fear of being his next rape victim.


So unless Kofi want to call the UN an illegal body (we couldn't be so lucky) he has no place to call what we did in Iraq illegal.


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Now on to why I said "LOL!!! This would be the same Koif Annan that over saw the OIL-FOR-FRAUD scandal?"

I'll just direct you over to CLAUDIA ROSETT, she be keeping a sharp eye on the OFF scandal.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/?id=110005904

I suggest her Archives too so you can become fully abreast of how bad OFF is.

And don't forget about Kofi's son Kojo.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,141656,00.html

VDH Nails it again!!

Islamicists hate us for who we are, not what we do

As the third recent Middle
East election nears in Iraq, Americans are still puzzled over why
well-off Islamic fundamentalists crashed planes into skyscrapers and
now send mercenaries to the Sunni Triangle to slaughter us as we
sponsor democracy. Yet since Sept. 11, we have grasped that Muslim
fascists understood that the course of American-led world history
  —   democracy and globalized capitalism   —   was
leaving them behind. Thus they strike the United States before they are
made irrelevant.



America symbolized the onset of a hated modernism and its breakdown of
religious, gender and ethnic hierarchies that were so treasured by
Islamicist patriarchs. As this war wore on, we also fathomed the
pathological partnerships of tyrannies in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran,
Saudi Arabia and Syria with al-Qaida and other terrorist cadres. Both
groups scapegoated the superpower United States for their own failures.
In addition, killers in bin Laden's mafia and other terrorist planners
from Iran to the West Bank turned out not to be the impoverished, but
more often the pampered of the middle class   —   like the
Saudi suicide zealot who just blew up Americans in Mosul.




Yet in the gloom over postwar Iraq, ex-CIA agents and moody public
intellectuals have recently doubted this "They hate us for who we are"
explanation. Instead, they have reintroduced the notion of "They hate
us for what we do"   —   as if there are legitimate
grievances that logically earn such violent attacks organized by
petro-heirs, doctors and crackpot mullahs. Even a toned-down bin Laden
is quoted as witness. He recently joked that al-Qaida is going after
America, not liberal Sweden: had we just shrunk to the stature of the
politically correct Scandinavians, then our problems would vanish.


But would they?



Not at all. First,.........
[SNIP]


More at link.....

Refresher course of Saddam's hell.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that a large percentage of you have NEVER seen this video from Saddam's Abu Ghraib. No this has nothing to do with panties.



It is VERY GRAPHIC but I'm not sure how you can show someone getting their hand lopped off or their tongue cut out without it being graphic.



After watching it ask yourself what is more shocking, the video or the US media's complete lack of coverage of the video.

I should note to you this was realeased to the public and media in JUNE of 2004!!



To watch the video, go here to the AEI site and you'll see the two links.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

It wasn't just about the WMD's people.

Well, the left is spinning with glee today after the report that the WMD team is "done" with the physical search for WMD's and are saying "HA, YOU SEE, BUSH LIED!" What a bunch of hooey. As if that was the sole purpose we went into Iraq or that was the only reason Pres. Bush gave as to why we should go into Iraq.



In his State of the Union Address in Jan of '02. [ This would be just after 9-11, you know where our nation was attacked and 3,000 people were murdered by terrorists and Arabs cheered in the streets at the destruction. But of course Saddam didn't have anything to do with that, yeah right.

Just like he didn't have a connection to the 1993 bombing of the WTC and Ramzi Yousef didn't have a connection to those that were harbored in Iraq.]


President Bush said "Our second goal is to prevent regimes that sponsor terror from threatening America or our friends and allies with weapons of mass destruction."

"sponsor(ing) terror" hummmmm let's see was Saddam sponsoring terror? DUH YEAH! He was paying for suicide bombers to the tune of $25,000 per, to blow themselves up in Israel.

And since we've gone in we find out that the money Saddam was using came DIRECTLY from the oil-for-food monies!


In a radio address on September 14, 2002, Pres. Bush made the points Saddam; has broken every pledge he made to the United Nations and the world since his invasion of Kuwait was rolled back in 1991, supports terrorist groups and to oppress its civilian population, refuses to account for missing Gulf War personnel, will not end illicit trade outside the U.N.'s oil-for-food program.

But this quote is choice. " The issue is straightforward: We must choose between a world of fear, or a world of progress. We must stand up for our security and for the demands of human dignity. By heritage and choice, the United States will make that stand. The world community must do so, as well."

I challenge anyone of you to read through these pages and tell me going into Iraq was wrong!





  • Saddam Hussein's Defiance of United Nations Resolutions


  • Saddam Hussein's Development of Weapons of Mass Destruction


  • Saddam Hussein's Repression of the Iraqi People


  • Saddam Hussein's Support for International Terrorism


  • Saddam Hussein's Refusal to Account for Gulf War Prisoners


  • Saddam Hussein's Refusal to Return Stolen Property


  • Saddam Hussein's Efforts to Circumvent Economic Sanctions


  • I think I'm done for now.

    Oh and I heard this on Fox news tonight, "it's possible that WMD's Made their way into Syria before the war began."

    I wouldn't be surprised of we get to see some satellite pics of convoys moved out of Iraq just before the war.

    Rant, Rant, Rant

    Rant, Rant, Rant

    Oh jeeze, not this shit again!

    Another lefty that is clueless as to why we went into Iraq.

    That's right be sure not to mention Saddam's killing fields and mass graves, or the oppressiveness Saddam and his rapists sons put on the people of Iraq.

    Why don't you go tell these kids that removing Saddam was the wrong thing to do.


    A young Iraqi boy gives Marines the thumbs up while visiting a small market on Michigan Street on Jan 8, 2005. Civilians have set up the market inside the city of Fallujah, Iraq, so the community can purchase fresh food and enjoy each other's fellowship.


    A young Iraqi girl smiles after U.S. Marines and Iraqi civilians gave her food, water, a coloring book and crayons at the Humanitarian Assistance site in the Jolan district of the city of Al Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom on January 4, 2005. The 1st Marine Division is currently engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


    A young Iraqi girl smiles after receiving a coloring book and crayons at the Humanitarian Assistance site in the Jolan district of the city of Al Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom on January 4, 2005. The 1st Marine Division is currently engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    And some of you people wanted this man to be Commander in Chief?

    He can't even salute with the correct hand!!

    And before you go spouting off that it's just a flipped pic, check out his jacket zipper.

    Marines disarm to aid tsunami victims

    U.S. Marines disarm to aid tsunami victims

    SAY WHAT?!?!?

    Oh this is just F'n great.

    We offer a helping hand then they pi$$ in our faces.

    And with stories likethis our troops should be Armed and Armored!!

    Tuesday, January 11, 2005

    I guess the MSM only reports on IED's that kill our troops..

    On Jan 10 MNF Iraq found and defused 10 IED's, none of which exploded and killed US or Iraqi troops.

    I guess that just holds the old news adage; "If it bleeds, it leads."

    Oh, there was an IED that exploded and killed someone....

    Iraqi Police found the body of an anti-Iraq force member apparently killed when the IED he was emplacing exploded. The individual had anti-Iraqi election propaganda in his pockets.

    .....but he was a bad guy and we won't have to worry about him anymore....

    Playstation 2's now a weapon over in Iraq?

    Posted over at FR tonight I read that our troops [soldiers of Blue Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division] came across 50 playstations during their raid.

    I recalled this story; Why Iraq's buying up Sony PlayStation 2s? written back in Dec. of 2000.

    And judging from the picture it seems they are taking the PS2's apart.

    The question is why?

    As I type this I'm on hold to get to to Hugh Hewitt's radio show...



    Watching Fox news;Mudslide in CA. That's just horrible. Nothing like having a mountain come at you to ruin your day.




    I was just on Hugh's show and got to plug this Blog. Thanks Hugh.

    Being on radio is so stressful and as soon as you hang up you think of what you should have said.

    Hugh told me to plug his book in my Blog, I should have told him I already did.......D'oh!

    So this is how you start a Blog....

    tap..tap..tap Hello? Is this thing on?


    Well, now I've gone and done it. I started Blog.

    Hugh Hewitt would be proud. Though I haven't bought his book 'Blog' yet I do know he is requesting 100,000 people start a Blog, so here's mine!


    Now you may be wondering who will be posting these rantings here at 'The OX Rant', that of course would be me OXEN, as I'm known as over at FreeRepublic. Yes, I'm a FReeper.

    I know some of you leftists may be clicking the little "X" in the upper right hand corner of your screen after hearing that but that's quite OK, go back to DU and spew your drivel there.

    Hummmmm. What will I be posting here? Well, since it's my Blog, anything that I find interesting or pertinent to the news of the day. Did I mention I'm a news junkie?

    But that's normal for a FReeper since it is the best place to get up to the second news or make news ***cough*** post#47 ***cough***.

    For those that don't know post#47 was the post that brought down Dan Rather and exposed the memos as frauds.

    Anyway a little about me. I'm a man aged 27 years, live in the beautiful city of Jacksonville, FL, my work involves drafting (AutoCAD), I enjoy shooting, surfing the net (duh), watching the Congress (yeah that can be boring but these are the people that write laws we have to live by, I like to know what they're doing.), and keeping up on the news of the day.

    I'm also a talk radio junkie. My day starts off w/ Bill Bennett, then on to Laura Ingraham, then Rush, then on to either Hannity or Michael Medved, and at 6pm it's over to Hugh Hewitt w/ Brit Hume of Fox news on mute in the backgroud.

    That's about enough for now. I'm off to find some news and so I can make another post.......

    So I'll leave you with the immortal words of Butthead, "This is gonna be cool."