Monday, October 31, 2005

'Machine Gun Sammy,' a Perfect Halloween Pick, Says Brady Campaign

To: National Desk, Supreme Court Reporter

Contact: Peter Hamm of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 202-898-0792

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court:

How could it have gone in any other direction, from a White House that just gave blanket immunity to the gun industry, which refuses to bar terrorists from buying guns, that broke a campaign promise and put Uzis and AK-47s back on America's city streets, and insisted that records of gun purchases be destroyed before the sun sets on them twice?

It had to be a Supreme Court pick that favors legal machine guns.

In 1996, Judge Samuel Alito was the sole judge who dissented from his Third Circuit Court of Appeals colleagues when they upheld the authority of Congress to ban fully automatic machine guns.

"Earth to Sammy -- who needs legal machine guns?" asked Jim Brady, chair of the Brady Campaign. "The Chicago mobsters of the 1930s would be giddy. But the man I worked for, who gave us Sandra Day O'Connor and signed the 1986 machine gun ban, would be shaking his head."

"Judge Alito's ludicrous machine gun decision is bad enough. But it also indicates that a Justice Alito would attempt to prevent Congress from passing other laws to protect Americans from gun violence," said Michael D. Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign. "If Judge Alito had his way, the federal machine gun ban would have been struck down as unconstitutional, and the private possession of these weapons would have become legal."





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Well, this puts a smile on my face!

Saw "DOOM" yesterday...



After it was over my only thought was; "I should have spent the $15 on ammo and went to the range instead of wasting time on this piece of crap."

It'd be worth renting, but that's about it.

Reid has Hissy Fit over the Alito pick.

(My comments in [ ] ~ Oxen.)

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court.

"The nomination of Judge Alito requires an especially long hard look [i.e... Filibuster] by the Senate because of what happened last week to Harriet Miers. Conservative activists forced Miers to withdraw from consideration for this same Supreme Court seat because she was not radical enough for them. [Not radical enough? The more writings that came out on her showed she could turn out to be a radical for the LEFT!] Now the Senate needs to find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the American people. [Harry's definition of "radical" is someone that believes the constitution means what it says and isn't a "living breathing document."]

"I am disappointed in this choice for several reasons. First, unlike previous nominations, this one was not the product of consultation with Senate Democrats. ["A product of consultation?" Yeah, try finding that in the Constitution.] Last Friday, Senator Leahy and I wrote to President Bush urging him to work with us to find a consensus nominee. ["consensus nominee" = someone that finds the word "abortion" in the Constitution.] The President has rejected that approach. [Because you're in the MINORITY, your party lost in 2004, deal with it.]

"Second, this appointment ignores the value of diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the Supreme Court. The President has chosen a man to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, one of only two women on the Court. For the third time, he has declined to make history by nominating the first Hispanic to the Court. [I'm sorry, when did the SCOTUS start a quota system?] And he has chosen yet another federal appellate judge to join a court that already has eight justices with that narrow background. President Bush would leave the Supreme Court looking less like America and more like an old boys club.

"Justice O’Connor has been the deciding vote in key cases protecting individual rights [i.e...abortion.] and freedoms on a narrowly divided Court. The stakes in selecting her replacement are high. [FOR THE LAST F**KING TIME, THE PRESIDENT ISN'T "REPLACING" O'CONNOR, HE'S FILLING A VACANT SEAT!! No where does it say when a justice is appointed does s/he have to vote in the same way as their predecessor. Ginsburg took the seat of Byron White who voted AGAINST Roe & Casey. Did the dems call for someone that held his same judicial philosophies back in 1993?]

"I look forward to meeting Judge Alito and learning why those who want to pack the Court with judicial activists are so much more enthusiastic about him than they were about Harriet Miers.” [Oh come on Harry just say EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES, ya know ya want to!]

It's Alito!

Woo hoo!!

This is going to be the fight we on the right have been wanting.

He dissented in Casey, and that sends the dem/libs into apoplectic shock.

Be sure to stop by BENCH MEMOS for some choice comments.

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Alito, Samuel A. Jr.

Born 1950 in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons; Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1972

Yale Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1976-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981
Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1981-1985
Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1985-1987
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1987-1990

Friday, October 28, 2005

Blair hints at military action after Iran's 'disgraceful' taunt

Here's the story from the Times (of London, not New York) but you might as well read Blair's own words.





Press conference at EU informal summit Hampton Court


Question:

Prime Minister, two topics if I may. Iran, if I could take you back to Iran. Strong words today on Iran from the EU, but what do you say to those who say it is merely words and words simply aren't enough with this regime? And you talked of getting broad agreement here, do you wish you could get broad agreement in your Cabinet and what are you going to do to re-impose it?

Tony Blair:

On the latter, I think these issues like smoking, it is a curious thing, partly because it is not the normal part of politics, people can often have far sharper disagreements and I guess probably they would be the same type of disagreements in this room, and any room. I didn't actually put it to the leaders of the European Council, but I suspect they might have been divided in the same way. But we just take the policy forward, and it is pretty obvious the direction in which it is all going, which is towards increasing restriction, and that is for very good health reasons. But I wouldn't, to be honest, read too much into it.

In respect of Iran, well what you say is indeed what people will say, and we will have discussions with our main allies over the next few days. And this of course is the position thatIran has had, it is just that it has been expressed again and maybe people are just noticing this. I have got to say I am sure there are people inIran in their leadership who believe that the world is sufficiently distracted with everything else, that we can't really afford the time to focus on this issue. And I think they would be making a very big mistake if they do that. These sentiments are completely and totally unacceptable. I have never come across a situation of the President of a country saying they want to wipe out, not that they have got a problem with, or an issue with, but want to wipe out another country. This is unacceptable.

And their attitude towards Israel, their attitude towards terrorism, their attitude on the nuclear weapons issue, it isn't acceptable. Now if they continue down this path then people are going to believe that they are a real threat to our world security and stability. And as I say, they may believe that with everything else, the eyes of the world will be elsewhere, but I felt a real sense of revulsion at those remarks, and to anybody in Europe, knowing our history, when we hear statements like that made about Israel, it makes us feel very angry. It is just completely wrong, this, and it indicates and underlines I am afraid how much some of those places need reform themselves. Because how are we going to build a more secure world with that type of attitude? It is a disgrace I am afraid. And I am aware, I haven't said in precise terms what we can do, but this is a discussion that we will be having with our allies. And you know there has been a long time in which I have been answering questions onIran, with everyone saying to me: "Tell us you are not going to do anything about Iran ." If they carry on like this, the question people are going to be asking us is: When are you going to do something about this? Because you imagine a state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon?

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Question:

Prime Minister, just on Iran, you have expressed your anger and disgust at this, and there has been a strong condemnation from the European Union, and the Charge d'Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office this morning. Has there been any response yet fromIran , and if not, what response do you want to hear from them? And on our meeting today, do you feel any closer, or more confident that you will get a budget resolution in December? And President Barroso, you said that was crucial in December, but why, because this budget is for 2007-13, so does it really matter if it is decided next year instead of in December?

Tony Blair:

On Iran, as far as I am aware we have heard nothing back from Iran. What they have to do is they have to alter their basic attitude, but the fact that it is being expressed by the President of the country doesn't give you a great deal of confidence. In respect of the budget deal, it is still very, very challenging, but at least we have got the right context now in which it can be taken forward. The reason why it is important - and I will let President Barroso speak in a minute - it is very, very important, particularly for the accession countries. For the rest of us frankly, as you rightly say, it is 2007, but for the accession countries this is major help that they are going to get, and if the budget is in crisis they can't then plan ahead, and that is why it is really, really, important for those countries to get a budget agreement if we possibly can.

They tried to rob a bank................from the drive-through.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police said a man and two women tried to hold up a downtown bank about noon Wednesday, but instead of going inside the bandits went to the drive-through window.

Detectives say Bonita Clark, 45, Marise Marshall, 32, and Mary Thompson, 47, are accused of the attempted robbery after they pulled up to a window at the Bank of America on West State Street and sent the teller a note demanding cash.

Instead of sending out the money, the teller simply called police. Officers quickly pulled over the car and the three were arrested without incident.

Police say the trio never really had a chance.

"Because they're behind bullet proof glass, they're in a drive-through ... there's no way," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mike Powers said. "So these aren't our smartest criminals ... no, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed."

Because drugs were found in the car, police say the three now face both felony robbery and drug charges and could spend years behind bars.



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Drugs? Let me guess, Crack.

Killing The Paper Man...

From yesterday at the range.

Boy I tell ya this is much more fun than shooting at bullseye targets. Not only because of what you're shooting at but how you're shooting; Rapid, 2 COM-1 head, draw and fire, etc. Plus when I'm going there right after work there's very few people there.

But it looks like I'm gonna have to start bringing my own target stand. The range officer told me I couldn't have a target that extended past the cardboard because if I shoot the wood they have to fix them. Well, Duh.

I asked him if they had any stands that accommodated the larger targets and he said "No, but there's a few people that shoot long silhouettes and they bring their own stands." I guess that was a round about way of saying I had to do that too. No big deal, what's it gonna cost me $4 at home depot for some wood? I'll still be able to use their cardboard, I'll just have to use two at a time, and I'm sure they'll bitch about that.

I only hit the wood twice by the way.

I haven't decided yet if I'm gonna scale him down any. I had a friend stand in front of him and he's just about right but his head is about 2-3" too tall.


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PlameGate

I'm gonna go out on a limb here this morning and say there will be NO indictments aimed at the White House today.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

It's nice having a 36" wide printer at work.......

...... so I can print things like this.



His head need a little work. I'm not sure if it's too big or if it's just cause he doesn't have hair.

I'll post a pic of him with holes in him tomorrow.

If a Black “Professor” called for the extermination of all whites the media would report it right?

I heard clips from this guy on the David Allen show here in JAX the other night while watching the world series.

I tried to find a story on this but was looking for a "Cambone" not " Kambon" and came up empty.

I just came across the video of him talking over at the The Political Teen.

You have GOT to listen to what this wackjob says.

It's basically this; The white man's plan is to kill all the blacks so the blacks need a "solution" to that. And that "solution" is to kill all the whites first.

He gets going at about the 4min mark and talks about his "solution" around the 8min mark.

Final UN Oil for Food Report

LINK

(right click and save, it's a 16MB file 630 pages long.)

Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, according to a statement from the White House.

In her letter to the president, Miers said she was "concerned that the confirmation process presents a burden for the White House and its staff and it is not in the best interest of the country."



This is a good thing that happened at the right time, this is so much better than her going through the hearing and then either not getting voted out of committee or having Repubs. vote against her.


NOW, PRES. BUSH, PUT UP JANICE ROGERS BROWN!!!




UPDATE: Her Withdraw letter:

POSTED: 10:01 am EDT October 27, 2005

The letter sent to President George W. Bush from Harriet Miers withdrawing her nomination to the Supreme Court, as released by the White House Thursday:

Oct. 27, 2005

Dear Mr. President:

I write to withdraw as a nominee to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. I have been greatly honored and humbled by the confidence that you have shown in me, and have appreciated immensely your support and the support of many others. However, I am concerned that the confirmation process presents a burden for the White House and our staff that is not in the best interest of the country.

As you know, members of the Senate have indicted their intention to seek documents about my service in the White House in order to judge whether to support me. I have been informed repeatedly that in lieu of records, I would be expected to testify about my service in the White House to demonstrate my experience and judicial philosophy. While I believe that my lengthy career provides sufficient evidence for consideration of my nomination, I am convinced the efforts to obtain Executive Branch materials and information will continue.

As I sated in my acceptance remarks in the Oval Office, the strength and independence of our three branches of government are critical to the continued success of this great Nation. Repeatedly in the course of the process of confirmation for nominees for other positions, I have steadfastly maintained that the independence of the Executive Branch be preserved and its confidential documents and information not be released to further a confirmation process. I feel compelled to adhere to this position, especially related to my own nomination. Protection of the prerogatives of the Executive Branch and continued pursuit of my confirmation are in tension. I have decided that seeking my confirmation should yield.

I share your commitment to appointing judges with a conservative judicial philosophy, and I look forward to continuing to support your efforts to provide the American people judges who will interpret the law, not make it. I am most grateful for the opportunity to have served your Administration and this country.

Most respectfully,

Harriet Ellan Miers

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Covering up Iraq's quest for uranium in Africa

The American Thinker - Douglas Hanson Oct. 26th

The left accepts as gospel the Joseph Wilson-inspired allegation that President Bush lied in his State of the Union address reference to Iraq seeking uranium in Africa. The media and much of the public parrots this line. The allegation is itself a lie. All evidence points to the Plame leak investigation as another battle in the ongoing internal war between US intelligence agencies and the Bush administration. Of course, the mainstream media is only too happy to support a leftist CIA, which is out to keep its power intact at all costs.

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Damn, even I get manipulated by the left's talking points.

Hanson points out that Pres. Bush never said Niger, he said "Africa", something I'd forgotten.


[continued]

But this operation is just as tactically clumsy as the intelligence agencies’ ill-prepared efforts to find Saddam’s WMD. Available information shows that the Iraq-Niger connection is, at best, another goof-up of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), or at worst, a red herring constructed by disgruntled intelligence functionaries to discredit the President.

First of all, President Bush never said Saddam tried to buy uranium from Niger. His exact words were:

The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.

As it turns out, the President’s statement was accurate concerning African uranium production and distribution, since Niger isn’t the only country on the continent that has sizable uranium deposits. The Congo, Namibia, South Africa and Gabon also have large uranium mines. Therefore, how Plame and her co-conspirators at the CIA were able to finagle a trip for Wilson to Africa to refute the President’s statement by producing “forged” documents with a singular focus on Niger is puzzling.

Iraq does indeed have a history of buying uranium from Niger, but that was decades ago, and it wasn’t the only foreign source for nuclear raw materials. Two organizations provide us with a reasonably accurate inventory of Saddam’s uranium and other related compounds: the IAEA and the Iraq Survey Group (ISG).

Iraq has imported hundreds of tons of yellowcake, highly enriched uranium (HEU), and Low-enriched uranium (LEU) from Europe, Russia and other Western countries. According to the IAEA, Saddam bought about 151 tons of yellowcake from Niger in 1981, and then made an additional purchase of 153 tons in 1982. [For some reason, Duelfer’s ISG report does not mention the second procurement from Niger in 1982. There are several other discrepancies in the ISG final report that will be discussed in a later article.]

The Congo connection

The British intelligence report that GW cited in his State of the Union address didn’t even concern Niger, but rather focused on the Congo. According to the U.K. Telegraph, the Congo was a far more promising source of uranium since the country had been in throes of a civil war, and since it also had a reasonable level of proven uranium reserves. The country’s history of uranium production goes back to 1939, when a Congo mine supplied the material for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The Congo also has one of the few nuclear power reactors on the continent.

Ironically, the backing for the British intelligence report targeting the Congo is none other than our own ISG, which was largely composed of elements of the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In his final report, Duelfer notes that the ISG had found a document that told of a post-Gulf War I contact between Baghdad and Africa concerning an offer of uranium; and the source of the uranium was not Niger, but – surprise – from the Congo. As the ISG report notes:

In mid-May 2003, an ISG team found an Iraqi Embassy document in the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) headquarters related to an offer to sell yellowcake to Iraq. The document reveals that a Ugandan businessman approached the Iraqis with an offer to sell uranium, reportedly from the Congo. The Iraqi Embassy in Nairobi—in reporting this matter back to Baghdad on 20 May 2001—indicated it told the Ugandan that Iraq does not deal with these materials, explained the circumstances of sanctions, and said that Baghdad was not concerned about these matters right now.

This is funny....

A seminar entitled “World without Zionism”

Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address Wednesday morning, a seminar entitled “World without Zionism”, a semi-official daily reported on Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad will address hard-line students at the event which is to be held in Tehran, the hard-line Jomhouri Islami wrote.

Wednesday’s seminar will be the first in a line of such events being held under the same name across the country until November 4.

Last year, similar seminars were held under the name “World without America”.



Yeah, this guy's not a terrorist.....



Source: Reuters

TEHRAN, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Israel should be "wiped off the map", the official IRNA news agency reported, dampening hopes Iran could temper its hostility towards the Jewish state.

Support for the Palestinian cause is a central pillar of the Islamic Republic which officially refuses to recognise Israel's right to exist.

"Israel must be wiped off the map," Ahmadinejad told a conference called "The World without Zionism", attended by some 3,000 conservative students who chanted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America".






Aljazeera

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference in Tehran on Wednesday, entitled The World without Zionism.

"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land," he said.

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayat Allah Khomeini.

His comments were the first time in years that such a high-ranking Iranian official has called for Israel's eradication, even though such slogans are still regularly used at government
rallies.

This is what the dems are going to try and impeach Pres. Bush with?

70 . THE VALERIE PLAME INCIDENT --

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I caught this nutjob talking on the House floor last night.

I don't know whether or not to call this idiotic, laughable, or just plain grasping at straws.

From what I read into this is that the dems are going to claim that the sole reason for HJR 114 was that Saddam was trying to get uranium and nuclear weapons. And that since Joe Wilson said Pres. Bush lied to congress about Saddam trying to acquire uranium, he should be impeached.

What fantasy world of revisionist history do these dems live in?

-Terrorist training camps in Iraq (Salman Pak).

-Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas, and Abu Zarqawi were in Iraq BEFORE the war.

- Saddam Hussein fired missiles into Israel.

- Saddam Hussein endowed and paid homicide bombers in Israel.

- British and American planes in the no-fly zones fired on almost daily.

- The attempted assassination of a U.S. President.

- Saddam had violated 17 or so UN resolutions and the only thing the UN did in response was to pass another resolution that they knew Saddam would break.

- The Oil of food scam.


Now does it really matter that Saddam did or did not try and get 500 tons of yellow cake from Niger?

He already had 500 tons SITTING IN AL-TUWAITHA, UNDER IAEA SEALS!!!

Oh that's right we should have just stuck our heads in the sand and there would be no more problems and the terrorists would just disappear.

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Here's HINCHEY's money quote about impeachment.

The CIA informed the White House. Nevertheless, the administration continued to assert weapons of mass destruction, including the potential for the creation of a nuclear weapon. Those assertions were made directly to the Congress. It is against the law, it is against Federal law, a criminal violation of Federal law, to misinform the Congress of the United States and to intentionally mislead the Congress.

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I don't have the time to go over all this nutjobs false statements.

But I bet the moonbats will chomp onto this and not let go.

Iraq Pre-War Intelligence Report Vs. Joe Wilson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 9. 2004


Conclusion: The plan to send the former ambassador to Niger was suggested by the former ambassador’s wife, a CIA employee.

The former ambassador’s wife suggested her husband for the trip to Niger in February 2002. The former ambassador had traveled previously to Niger on behalf of the CIA, also at the suggestion of his wife, to look into another matter not related to Iraq. On February 12, 2002, the former ambassador’s wife sent a memorandum to a Deputy Chief of a division in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations which said, “[m]y husband has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity.” This was just one day before the same Directorate of Operations division sent a cable to one of its overseas stations requesting concurrence with the division’s idea to send the former ambassador to Niger.

Conclusion: Rather than speaking publicly about his actual experiences during his inquiry of the Niger issue, the former ambassador seems to have included information he learned from press accounts and from his beliefs about how the Intelligence Community would have or should have handled the information he provided.

At the time the former ambassador traveled to Niger, the Intelligence Community did not have in its possession any actual documents on the alleged Niger-Iraq uranium deal, only second hand reporting of the deal. The former ambassador’s comments to reporters that the Niger-Iraq uranium documents “may have been forged because ‘the dates were wrong and the names were wrong,’” could not have been based on the former ambassador’s actual experiences because the Intelligence Community did not have the documents at the time of the ambassador’s trip. In addition, nothing in the report from the former ambassador’s trip said anything about documents having been forged or the names or dates in the reports having been incorrect. The former ambassador told Committee staff that he, in fact, did not have access to any of the names and dates in the CIA’s reports and said he may have become confused about his own recollection after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported in March 2003 that the names and dates on the documents were not correct. Of note, the names and dates in the documents that the IAEA found to be incorrect were not names or dates included in the CIA reports.

Following the Vice President’s review of an intelligence report regarding a possible uranium deal, he asked his briefer for the CIA’s analysis of the issue. It was this request which generated Mr. Wilson’s trip to Niger. The former ambassador’s public comments suggesting that the Vice President had been briefed on the information gathered during his trip is not correct, however. While the CIA responded to the Vice President’s request for the Agency’s analysis, they never provided the information gathered by the former Ambassador. The former ambassador, in an NBC Meet the Press interview on July 6, 2003, said, “The office of the Vice President, I am absolutely convinced, received a very specific response to the question it asked and that response was based upon my trip out there.” The former ambassador was speaking on the basis of what he believed should have happened based on his former government experience, but he had no knowledge that this did happen.

These and other public comments from the former ambassador, such as comments that his report “debunked” the Niger-Iraq uranium story, were incorrect and have led to a distortion in the press and in the public’s understanding of the facts surrounding the Niger-Iraq uranium story. The Committee found that, for most analysts, the former ambassador’s report lent more credibility, not less, to the reported Niger-Iraq uranium deal.

During Mr. Wilson’s media blitz, he appeared on more than thirty television shows including entertainment venues. Time and again, Joe Wilson told anyone who would listen that the President had lied to the American people, that the Vice President had lied, and that he had “debunked” the claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa. As discussed in the Niger section of the report, not only did he NOT “debunk” the claim, he actually gave some intelligence analysts even more reason to believe that it may be true. I believed very strongly that it was important for the Committee to conclude publicly that many of the statements made by Ambassador Wilson were not only incorrect, but had no basis in fact.

In an interview with Committee staff, Mr. Wilson was asked how he knew some of the things he was stating publicly with such confidence. On at least two occasions he admitted that he had no direct knowledge to support some of his claims and that he was drawing on either unrelated past experiences or no information at all. For example, when asked how he “knew” that the Intelligence Community had rejected the possibility of a Niger-Iraq uranium deal, as he wrote in his book, he told Committee staff that his assertion may have involved “a little literary flair.”

The former Ambassador, either by design or through ignorance, gave the American people and, for that matter, the world a version of events that was inaccurate, unsubstantiated, and misleading. Surely, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has unique access to all of the facts, should have been able to agree on a conclusion that would correct the public record. Unfortunately, we were unable to do so.



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There's a reason for me posting this. After the House posts yesterdays record this will be worked in with what a Dem form NY was saying.

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Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Gotta be a redneck...

I did get the OD Green Grip.

I didn't want to pay the $5.25 for shipping from Hogue to get the OD grip so I decided to check the shop that sells Hogue grips here in JAX and see if they had any in stock.

He was totally out of stock of the black grips so I asked him when he was getting more in and if he was going to be getting any of the OD green ones in.

His reply: "They don't make those in OD."

Me: "Yes, they do."

After I asked him if he was getting any, black or green, in (he didn't even know he was out) he call his supplier and ordered more black and while he was talking to them he asked if they made them in OD.

In a somewhat shocked voice he said, "Oh, they do make those in OD."

I had to restrain my self from saying "Yeah, ya Dumb*&#%er. I just told you they did!"

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I went back and picked up the grip on Friday and while there checked the price on 9mm ammo.

They wanted $9.99 for a box of 50 PMC's!!!

$10 for 50!!! Are you F'N insane?!?

I can get 100 rounds of Winchester white box for a little over $12 over at Wally-World!!

Now I remember why the only thing I buy from them is Hogue grips. They sell those for $10.95, same price as on Hogue's web site but I don't have to pay the shipping.

Here's a pic of the gun with its new grip.

Cold SNAP!!

OK

Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Well summer has gone bye-bye here in FL.

It was 85 on Sat and today it's only in the high 60's and will drop to the low 40's tonight!

But I'm sure it's still warmer than the weather up in IL.

I sure don't miss IL winters though.

Having to get up an hour earlier each morning so you can dig your car out of the snow is for the birds!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Saturn's Moon Dione



APOD

Saturday Shooting....

Here's some more pics from my Saturday shoot.










Normal day of shooting except there was a guy that had a case failure with his Glock. It wasn't the guns fault.

The guy was using reloads, 200 gr. reloads in a .40 S&W. Which is a extra large grain load for a .40.

The case blew out the extractor and plunger rod. If we would have found the parts they should have been OK but there was so much old brass and grass out there they were gone.

His hand was OK, after it came back from being numb, no lacerations or blisters.

It didn't even break the gun. He had some spare parts and was able to come back for the next stage but quit cause the ammo he was using wasn't ejecting.

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Not much else eventful happened. I shot off about 175 rounds.

Got there about 8am to help set up and didn't get finished until about 1pm.

I really need to take advantage of this range more. It's a members only area and down at these ranges you can use body silhouette targets and rapid fire all you want. Down at the non-member/member ranges you can only shoot bullseye targets and you have to count to 3 in-between shots. I can kinda see why they have that rule, I've seen some real dumbasses out there shooting.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Now this is how you break in a new gun!

There's just something about the sound that comes from shooting steel.



I'll have some more pics tomorrow....

Friday, October 21, 2005

Not only is it a "mugshot"........

....but it'll be a great 8x10 campaign handout for the next election cycle.




I bet the dem/libs were just seething when they saw this pic.

I just know they were hoping for a depressed look on DeLay's face and the height bars as a back drop.

Pamela Vitale murder

I don't really care much about this story I just found it interesting that it's come out that a 16 year old "allegedly" murdered this woman and his picture was out there so I thought I'd go find it and post it.

Man this kid is creepy, him and that bloody chain-saw Canadian killer should get together and form a band or something.

It's amazing what a difference a year makes. Check out these two pics. It's the same kid taken a year apart.



Scott Dyleski is seen in a 2004 yearbook photograph from Acalanes High


Scott Dyleski is seen in a 2005 yearbook photograph from Acalanes High.

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HERE'S the story from the SFGATE. Gruesome stuff, and I'd bet money there was more than just pot in this case. I'm betting this kid did Meth.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

POPCORN!!!

This was funny.

One of the office girls just had the lid on a whole tub of popcorn come off.

This is the aftermath.

Harriet Miers questionnaire for the SJC (57 pages)

LINK

This is the one Specter & Leahy called "insufficient"

And have asked for more clarification.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Someone call the Darwin awards........

.........This idiot will soon be in their book.

CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Can't see why this picture didn't make the news.....

Check out GATEWAY PUNDIT'S post on a photo taken during the Iraq constitution vote.

Have You Caught A Terrorist Today



Iraq Post Referendum

An Iraqi policeman questions Iraqi men at an entry control point into the city of Ramadi, Iraq on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. In an effort to combat the Iraqi insurgency, Iraqi Police accompanied by U.S. Marines regularly search vehicles and question residents entering this restive Sunni capital of the Al-Anbar province, causing traffic jams that can take several hours to pass.

UNITED NATIONS DRAFTS NEW GUN TREATY

Sunday, October 16, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com

The United Nations is trying to ban guns again. The latesst "small-arms treaty" seeks to abolish the right of any citizens to own virtually any kind of firearm. In the United States, such an effort would strike at the heart of the Constitution’s Second Amendment. Recently appointed U.S. diplomat John Bolton has already stated his view on this activity, as quoted by NRA Executive Wayne LaPierre in The American Rifleman, “The United States will not join consensus on a final document that contains measures contrary to our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

LaPierre references a document circulated by the International Action Network on Small Arms entitled “Ownership” which spells out what the organization has determined to be “minimal” goals toward this end. Among other things they recommended – with LaPierre’s translation in parentheses:

• Prohibit civilian ownership of certain weapons (read: handguns and semi-automatics).

• Prevent the build-up of private arsenals (read: ban gun collecting).

• License all legal users. Register all small arms. Implement safe storage requirements (read: U.N.-imposed site inspections of your home with power to take your guns).

• Limit the carrying of guns (read: the end of Right to Carry).

• Restrict ammunition sales to license holders only.

Since it is unlikely that the United Nations will be dissuaded from pursuing these changes anytime soon, LaPierre sets out the job at hand. He concludes, “For us the task is daunting, and the fight is enormous. The world gun-ban crowd is deadly serious. As NRA members, this is our fight. And it is a do-or-die battle for freedom.”-DS





I can't stand the UN. It is a vile, corrupt, and unscrupulous organization.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Funny "Error 404" message!

CLICK HERE.

My new Glock 34..



GLOCK 34

Shoots nice.

I put 300 rounds through it this weekend, 200 on Saturday and then another 100 on Sunday after I dropped in a 3.5# Ghost rocket and did a .25cent trigger job.

I need to order a holster for it and also get a Hogue grip for it too. I was going to go with the OD green grip, but after seeing they want $5.25 to ship it, I think black will be just fine. I know I can go to a local gun store and get a black grip for $10.

I'm going to get an OWB holster for the gun. A Comp-Tac Settable Cant.

It'll be easier to use in the action shoots. Plus I wasn't really planing on carrying this gun every day, but with winter coming up I'm sure I'll be able to conceal it with a long coat.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Just went shopping for a G34 in JAX, Ohhhhh Boy!

I went price shopping for a G34 today, boy that was fun.

I started out at one shop that I've purchased a few things from in the past. A G30 Mag. for $20, not bad. So I decided to check with them first. I was also going to ask them about getting a G20/21 trigger/trigger bar in form me cause I'm tossing that serrated trigger on my G30.

First I ask about the price of the G34, of course they don't have one in stock. So he goes over to his computer and comes up with a price of $619.00. Now I know you can get a G34 for $550.00 on either ALLGLOCK or TOPGLOCK so I let out a bit of a whistle, like wow that's a lot. Nix that.

Then I go on and ask him about the G20/21 trigger. He said he'd have to 1.) see if he could get one in, & 2.) I would have to leave my gun with them because they would have to have their "gunsmith" come in and install it, for a fee I'm sure. I tell him I can install it. Then he tells me I should just order it from Glock. Needless to say I was out the door post haste.

Next I'm off to my Glock guy. This is the guy I got my G30 from and a Ruger 22/45 MKIII, he knows me I'm in there all the time. In fact I was just in there yesterday ordering one of those Glock Sport/combat holsters so I can attach it into a stud in the bathroom at my work, but that's another story. Well, not really a long story I just want a safe place to put my gun when I have to take it out during.......ummmm........ sitting spells.

Anyway, I go in there today and tell him I need the trigger bar for the G20/21, he says no problem and orders it. Then I asks about the price of a G34......he does some "click-clicking" and says "yeah, we got 2 in our warehouse, I'll can do you a price of $589.00" Hummmmmm, OK that's not bad figuring that I'd have to pay about $20 in shipping and a transfer fee if I ordered it online it works out about the same.

I tell him I'd think about it and might be back in to put some money down on it.

After that I went to sports store that sells guns, which is notoriously pricey, just to compare price.

In the past they've had a good stock of Glocks but today they only had three in stock. A G19, a G26, and a 2nd gen G21 that looked to have something wrong with the front receiver. It looked as if it was curved up and was touching the side. There was no gap, I mean none, at the front of the gun between the slide and the receiver. They wanted $500 for that G21.

I ask about the G34 and he had to check his computer. He comes back with a price of, get this, $659.00.
I gasp and ask if that's after taxes and w/ night sights.
"No" he says "That's just with adjustable sights, and no tax."

I tell him I can get the gun all day long on TopGlock and AllGlock for $550.00. He says "well, then you've got shipping and a $50 transfer fee."

"A $50 transfer fee" I say "Is that how much you charge to do a transfer?"

"Yeah" he says.

Then I tell him I can get it for $589.00 right down the road.

His answer. "Well, I'd buy it from them if I were you."

REALLY!?!?! Thanks for advice CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!

I went home after that and call three more shops. I got a price of $614, $629, and $649.

The $649 guy really ticked me off cause after he gave me the price of $649 he said "I'll give you the best price in town."

So I ask him, "You can give it to me for $589?"

"Yeah, I can match $589"

Now I deal a bit in sales and I'm NOT going to deal with someone that comes out with a high price and then drops it to try and get my business.

I stick with the guy that gives me his best price up front cause he knows I'm gonna come back and do business with him.

That's why after I got off the phone with "Mr. $649" I called up my Glock guy and told him to bring in one of those G34's and I be in after work tomorrow to put some money down on it.

It's just too bad it's all black, I was wanting an OD green. But I think I can deal with it.

Glocks are like Lays, ya can't have just one.....

I'm getting that itch again....

I've been looking into getting a 9mm Glock and I think I've made my choice as to which model to get.

The G34....



Damn that's just a sexy gun!

But I think I'm gonna go with the OD Green receiver.

Sen. Lugar: Bloggers 'Probably Not' Considered Journalists

By Mark Fitzgerald

Published: October 10, 2005 4:17 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS Bloggers would "probably not" be considered journalists under the proposed federal shield law, the bill's co-sponsor, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R.-Ind.), told the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Monday afternoon.

Lugar emphasized, however, that debate is not yet closed on how to define a journalist under the proposed law.

"As to who is a reporter, this will be a subject of debate as this bill goes farther along," he said in response to a question from Washington Post Deputy Managing Editor Milton Coleman. "Are bloggers journalists or some of the commercial businesses that you here would probably not consider real journalists? Probably not, but how do you determine who will be included in this bill?"

According to the first draft of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2005, the "covered person" protected by the bill's terms includes "any entity that disseminates information by print, broadcast, cable, satellite, mechanical, photographic, electronic, or other means and that publishes a newspaper, book, magazine, or other periodical in print or electronic form; operates a radio or television station (or network of such stations), cable system, or satellite carrier, or channel or programming service for any such station, network, system, or carrier; or operates a news agency or wire service." The legislation also covers employees, contractors or other persons who "gathers, edits, photographs, records, prepares, or disseminates news or information for any such entity."

A key reason some journalists oppose the popular federal shield proposal is fear that giving Congress the power to define who is and isn't a journalist could lead effectively to the licensing of journalists.

[snip]






The LAST people that should define who is and who isn't a "Journalist" is the Government!

What's to come after this? Legislation determining who can and who can't go on the Internet and post information?

If you're not an "according to hoyle Journalist" as defined by the gov't what business would you have posting things YOU think is "news?"

"Free Flow of Information Act of 2005"......... How about we put a truthful name on the bill.

Let's call it the "
Quashing of Free Speech bill of 2005"

Monday, October 10, 2005

North Korea’s Prison Camps

Wow, some of these places look to have great views. I wonder if I can get a vacation package to one of these? I bet I could get a real sweet deal!

The Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea’s Prison Camps
Prisoners’ Testimonies and Satellite Photographs

Yeah, Let's BOMB those Smurfing Smurfs!!

Damn I hope this comes to DirecTV!!

Unicef bombs the Smurfs in fund-raising campaign for ex-child soldiers





And don't miss Garfield Ridge's take on this.




The SMURFS are COMMIES!!

Man that's F'd up...

This must be the work of a liberal!

So I'm driving back from getting my lunch (Ummm Pizza) and I see this on the wall under I-95.



Let me first say I HATE graffiti. It ticks me off little punk gang bangers need to "mark their territory" like a dog pissing around his yard. But instead of using urine they use cans of spray paint on the walls of other people's businesses.

But this is different. When I saw this I busted up laughing, for two reasons.

1. This person, I'm guessing a girl by the way it's written, is telling me to "Ride a Bike" in an area that, shall we say, isn't the best part of town and riding a bike isn't a good idea.

and

2. S/he is, I'm assuming, telling me and all others that drive by that we should stop driving because it's more environmentally friendly to Ride a Bike, which is true but not feasible in the real world, but s/he is doing it BY SPRAY PAINTING GRAFFITI ON THE WALL OF AN UNDERPASS!! Not only is this an illegal act but if they're so hell bent on saving the planet they sure are doing a heck of a job hurting it by defacing a public wall.

That's what made me bust up laughing.

Zod in '08!

Kneel before Vote for ZOD!

House Of Cards - Approved by Hillary


"Thanks for the whitewash April!"

If you caught this story in the WaPo Mag. on Sunday and got past the 7th paragraph you deserve a medal.

I suggest reading this one page write up on how bad the WaPo article is and how much vital information was left out.


Hillary Knew, David Rosen Knew -- Only the Post Reporter Was in the Dark

Sunday, October 09, 2005

My Glock, exploded

No, I didn't blow up my Glock, I finally did a complete breakdown.

This gun is a breeze to take apart. That thing on the far left isn't part of the gun, it's the only thing you need to take it apart.

Made with a byproduct from WHAT!?!?!?

So I was at the store on Friday and I picked up some "mini mice" for my two cats.

I get home open the package and toss the toys on the floor and just before I go to throw away the package I read the back and it says this;

"Made with rabbit fur as a byproduct of the food industry."


Do I even what to know the answers to the questions raised by that statement?

Friday, October 07, 2005

Christian Leader Rips Use of Religion by Harriet Miers Supporters

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, released the following statement today regarding the use of religion by Harriet Miers supporters during the Supreme Court nomination process:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, calls the practice both hypocritical and patronizing to people of faith and especially Evangelical Christians.

You cannot have it both ways. One cannot say religion is off limits during the Roberts confirmation and then promote it to gain support for Harriet Miers.

Rev. Mahoney comments, "The Constitution makes it clear that there shall be no religious litmus test for any person seeking public office. The faith community worked diligently during the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts to ensure his Catholic faith did not become an issue during the process. It is both troubling and hypocritical for the supporters of Harriet Miers to promote her strong evangelical faith to garner support among religious conservatives. You cannot it have both ways. Groups and leaders cannot say religion is off limits during the Roberts confirmation and then promote religion during the Miers confirmation for the sole purpose of political gain.

"It is also patronizing to promote Ms. Miers strong Christian beliefs as a way to gain support among people of faith and in particular evangelical Christians and the 'religious right.' Do not patronize us by assuming that we will immediately support Ms. Miers, as a Supreme Court Justice, because we hear she is an evangelical Christian. Although the faith community welcomes someone who honors God in their personal life, the larger questions that must be addressed are where one stands on the Constitution, their judicial philosophy and their fundamental view of the law. At this point in time, we have no idea where Harriet Miers stands on any of those issues. To the supporters of Ms. Miers and the White House please stop treating faith as a political commodity."





A caller into Bill Bennett's show made this exact point the other day.

When Roberts was being confirmed every time the dems would bring up his religion, or "deeply held beliefs" in dem-speak, the right would say "no, no, no you can't bring up his religion. Look at his qualifications."

Now were being told "Don't look at Miers qualifications, look at her religion"

The dems are going to use this for all it's worth. Just watch.

14 Illegals Rape FL Teen

NEWS-PRESS.COM

Fourteen men are being held without bond on charges of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman in Immokalee last weekend.

Assistant State Attorney Steve Maresca, who prosecutes crimes of sexual abuse, said he's never had a case with so many defendants.

According to a report by Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick McNair:

The young woman's ordeal began early Saturday morning when she said she heard a knock on her door. When she opened the front door, several men grabbed her and one of them put his hand over her face.

They dragged her across the street and into a house where other men were waiting.

The men choked her and hit her several times.

Finally, she lost consciousness.

She said that when she awoke, one of the men was pouring alcohol in her mouth.

The men then pulled her pants off and each one raped her, the woman said.

The woman said that after they were through, the men pushed her out of the front door.

She said she walked over to her landlord's house and called police.

Deputies subsequently rounded up 14 men who were at the house.

Each man was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and sexual battery by multiple perpetrators.

Each defendant faces a sentence of up to life in prison if convicted.

[snip]

According to sheriff's reports, all but one of the men listed his address as 827 Rebecca Drive, the address where the woman said the rape occurred.

The exception was Rene Perezgarcia, 22, of 823 Rebecca Drive.

Arrested along with him, records state, were: Mario Lopez Luis, 19; Herman Sanchez Salas, 28; Ovidio Lopez Funez, 19; Napoleon Perez Lopez, 29; Edwin Albaladego Rivera, 28; Ermitanio Lopez Salas, 18; Isreal Santiago, 56; Rolando Perez Claudio, 23; Alvarado Perez Luis, 21; Augusto Perez Lopez, 32; Cesar Perez Lopez, 29; Gabino Garcia Godinez, 24; and Augusto Garcia Velasquez, 30.

Tammy Bruce Comments on this HERE.

[snip]

On October 4, 2005 WKMG television in Florida reported on their website that fourteen “field laborers broke into an 18-year-old woman’s home, dragged her across the street and then took turns raping her.”

This rampaging gang of “field laborers” consisted of men ranging in age from 18 to 56. The victim reported they choked her until she passed out. When she awoke, they were pouring alcohol in her mouth. She was then raped by each and every one of them.

When these animals finished they pushed her out the front door like a piece of used meat. Somehow this girl managed to get to a phone where she called the police. Deputies arrested the 14 men who were still at the house where the rape occurred. They will be charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. They face life in prison if convicted.

Not until we get to the end of the WKMG website story is the fact that the rapists aren’t just “farm laborers.” Indeed, they are all illegal aliens. Only at the end of their story do we learn, “Twelve of the men are from Guatemala, one from Puerto Rico and the other from Mexico.”

The rather euphemistic headline is our first clue that it’s now very politically incorrect to even state the truth about a situation when it comes to illegals. The fact is, besides the obvious primary importance of the girl being gang raped, the other clearly important cultural element is the fact that it was carried out by a gang of illegal aliens.

[snip]


And the police report w/ the rapist's pictures is HERE.


I have a suggestion as to what we can send each of these rapists, at 950 feet per second.





And there's a bit more info here.

Mobile home allegedly has 13 residents

According to documents at the sheriff's office, 13 of the 14 suspects say they live in the mobile home at 827 Rebecca Drive. Officials say they're not sure if any of them are related even though some share the same last name.

"None of the 14 showed a social security number or driver's license. It definitely gives us cause for concern to make sure exactly who we're dealing with," said Kristin Adams of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Police say they're looking into whether the men are here illegally.

On a Mission From God?

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

The BBC is promoting its new documentary on peace in the Middle East by plugging a Palestinian official who claims President Bush said he invaded Iraq because God told him to. Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath (search) tells the filmmakers that in a 2003 meeting, the president said, "God would tell me, ‘George, go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan.’ And I did, and then God would tell me, ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq...’ And I did.'"

But White House Spokesman Scott McClellan (search) says he's been in meetings with the president and Arab leaders, and that Shaath's claim is absurd. And other officials who were present, and took notes, at the meetings, say the same thing.




Hey BBC, I've got proof that Pres. Bush did say this.

Meet me at my house and I'll give you all the information you want.

My address is 1060 West Addison, Chicago, IL. Be there tonight at midnight.

Oklahoma (Hinrichs) bombing search warrant sealed [Jayna Davis]

By Jayna Davis and Jon Dougherty
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

The warrant used to execute a search of Oklahoma University bomber Joel "Henry" Hinrichs III's apartment, where an undetermined amount of explosives were found, has been sealed by a federal court at the request of the Justice Department.

Hinrichs blew himself up yards from Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Saturday night while tens of thousands of fans watched an OU-Kansas State football game.

Bob Troester, first assistance U.S. attorney in Oklahoma City, said the department requested the warrant be sealed, but declined to elaborate when asked why it was necessary to do so given previous media reports that a depressed Hinrichs acted alone and on a whim.

"You can draw whatever assumption you like," he said. "We don't comment on any sealed indictments."

Troester also said he could not divulge details about what items were found inside Hinrichs' home, and he could not say if or when the warrant would be unsealed at some point in the future.

The attorney did confirm the incident was still "currently being investigated," but again declined to provide any specifics.


[snip]




Things that make you go Hummmmm....

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Oil Prices Drop for 5th Consecutive Day

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices dropped for the fifth day in a row Thursday to two-month lows, as traders exited what they say is a market trending lower on weakening U.S. consumer demand.

Gasoline, heating oil and natural gas prices fell as well. But analysts suggested that the coming Western hemisphere winter could push product prices upward again, with demand for heating oil outstripping supply because of refinery shortfalls and tight imports.

Light, sweet crude for November delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.49 to $61.30 a barrel in midday trading, below the Aug. 4 settlement price of $61.38. Crude is more than 13 percent off its record high of $70.85, reached briefly on Aug. 30 after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast.

"We've broken the back a little in the oil market," said Ed Silliere, vice president of risk management at Energy Merchant LLC in New York. Many traders took profits Thursday on expectations that crude prices will fall into the 50s next week, he said.

November Brent futures at London's International Petroleum Exchange fell $1.80 to $58.32 a barrel.

[snip]





Now how about dropping the PRICES AT THE GAS PUMP!!!

$3.00 a gallon!!

Miers

I'm kinda of disappointed in this SCOTUS pick.

I'd fall into the crowd that thinks this was a missed opportunity and the President shouldn't be ashamed to put a KNOWN conservative, and/or a constitutional originalist up for nomination.

He shouldn't be bashful and try to "sneak" someone unknown onto the SCOTUS.

I'm definitely with the crowd that by doing this only pushes people to keep their mouth shut about opinions they hold so nothing can be used against them in the future.

And I gotta be honest, I don't disagree with Ann Coulter or George Will on this.

I have a question for the FBI & the JTTF.... [Hinrichs]

Earlier today over on a FreeRepublic thread there were some photos posted of the Islamic Center, mosque and Jihad terrorist training club in Norman, Oklahoma.

Some of those photos (see below) show that the Islamic Center, mosque and Jihad terrorist training club has cameras mounted outside.

My question is this. Has the FBI or the JTTF gotten a court order for the tapes from those cameras to see if Hinrichs was there?

I'd be shocked if they didn't have the tape. Muslims are inherently scared they are going to be victims of a "hate crime" and wouldn't pass up the chance to have evidence of the crime to give to the cops.










2nd Violent Suicide On Higher Ed Campus [in OKC]

For the second time in less than a week, a violent suicide has occurred on an Oklahoma school campus. A former student shot and killed herself today in front of a startled deputy on the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

By Jerry Bohnen



Four days after a student killed himself with a bomb on the OU campus, a former student at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center shot and killed herself in front of a sheriff's deputy.

Police say the late afternoon shooting today occurred in the school's Information Technology building. A spokesman on the campus at 12777 North Rockwell said the woman pulled out a handgun and shot herself in the head after she was confronted by the Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy.

No one else, including the startled deputy was injured in the shooting. Classes at the Information Technology center were cancelled for the night and tomorrow.




Not sure if this has anything to do with the Hinrichs story.

OK News 9 updates the Hinrichs story

News 9 is about the only place doing actual reporting on this.

http://newsok.com/video/1634836/
-- Ticket to Algeria found in his room, linked back to his Paki roommate. Hinrichs spent time at Norman mosque. 5 other possibly involved.

http://newsok.com/video/1633866/
-- Hinrichs did have a ticket to the game. I like the student's comments. The Cody guy seems to get it but the girl after him is content went getting her news spoon fed to her from the college president.

-- Blogger reaction

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Joel Hinrichs Vs. Lindsay Lohan


Houston Chronicle
No terror link found to student who died in blast
Colorado Springs Gazette, CO - 11 hours ago
... At 7, he asked his dad how to turn ore into iron. “And for 45 minutes, we talked it over,” said Joel Hinrichs Jr., who lives in Colorado Springs. ...
New Security Announced After Colo. Man Blows Himself Up TheDenverChannel.com
Security Changes On The Way At OU Channel Oklahoma.com
OU suicide did not aim to harm others Daily Texan
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - KRDO - all 238 related »




USA Today
Lindsay Lohan injured in car crash
San Jose Mercury News, United States - 7 hours ago
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan, whose car crash in May led to a state law aimed at reining in celebrity photographers, has crashed again, this time after ...
Lindsay Lohan in another paparazzi crash Chicago Sun-Times
Lindsay Lohan In Car Crash Sky News
Lindsay Lohan hospitalised after car crash Expressindia.com
National Post - CBS News - all 503 related »




A 21 year old student explodes outside a football stadium filled with 84,000 people, 3 days after trying to acquire Ammonium Nitrate, and 5 days later there's only (apx.) 250 stories on him.

A bubble headed blonde actress gets chased by paparazzi and crashes into a van and she gets 500+ stories, in one day.


Pardon me, I need to go throw-up..................

New video from NewsOK about the Ammonium Nitrate

VIDEO

Summary:

The feed store salesman says Hinrich's was wearing a green vest with wires in it. Hinrich's wasn't interested in any fertilizer products the salesman showed him that the store actually carried, he just wanted the Ammonium Nitrate.

Also 4 of their sources are saying a plainclothes Norman PD officer was IN THE FEEDSTORE and overheard the conversation, wrote the tag number down of the car he came in. They didn't say if he came alone.

[Iranian] Army takes control of Iran nukes

By David R. Sands
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
October 5, 2005

Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has placed the military firmly in control of his nation's nuclear program, undercutting his government's claim that the program is intended for civilian use, according to a leading opposition group.

Leaders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the force created specifically to defend the 1979 Islamic revolution, now dominate Iran's Supreme National Security Council, the country's top foreign policy-making body under the constitution.

Mr. Ahmadinejad, a little-known former mayor of Tehran before his surprise election in July, is a former IRGC commander, as is new council Secretary-General Ali Larijani, who has taken the lead in negotiations about Iran's nuclear programs.

Revolutionary Guard commanders also have taken charge of the council's internal security, strategy and political posts, according to a report issued by the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran. A Revolutionary Guard veteran even serves as the council's press spokesman.

"The military under the new president is firmly in control of the nuclear program and the nuclear negotiations with the United Nations and the West," said Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the NCRI's foreign affairs committee, in a telephone interview yesterday.
The personnel changes "make it less and less credible that Iran is pursuing nuclear programs for peaceful uses," he said.

[snip]




WOW!! Didn't see that coming!! /sarc

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Hinrichs [OK bomber] Tried To Buy Ammonium Nitrate

The general manager of a Norman feed store said Tuesday that Joel Henry Hinrichs III had inquired about purchasing a significant amount of ammonium nitrate, the primary ingredient used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Dustin Ellison, the general manager of Ellison Feed & Seed on Porter Avenue, said that a man matching Hinrichs' description had come into the store days before he blew himself up on OU's campus. Ellison said the man asked about ammonium nitrate, but couldn't offer a reason why he needed it.

After the bombing, Ellison said he thought nothing of it. However, when he saw Hinrichs' photo, it triggered his memory.

To this point, authorities still suggest Hinrichs' only motive for blowing himself up was suicide. The FBI released a statement Tuesday evening saying that "there is no known link between Hinrichs and any terrorist or extremist organization(s) or activities."

The release also indicated that the FBI believes there is "no known current threat posed by any additional explosive materials."

Ellison noted that his store doesn't carry ammonium nitrate any longer after recent legislation required new paperwork for stores to sell the product.





Yeah, go ahead and let that sink in and then tell me this has nothing to do with terrorism and this guy "just committed suicide."

HT: The Digital Brownshirt.




Wednesday update: the News 9 video. WATCH THIS!

And check back over at Digital Brownshirt, he's got an update about the bomber's roommate.

Joel Henry Hinrichs III in a 2002 photo.




CNN has posted the full pic with the date so it looks like he had his beard in 2002 and has since shaved it off.

So, Is the beard just a fashion statement or has he been a muslim since 2002 and just shaved it off to appear more "normal"?

If I remember correctly that jihad handbook does say you should shave your beard to blend in more.




Yup, I was right.

Page 26 of 28

Measures that should be taken by the undercover member:

#2. Have a general appearance that does not indicate Islamic orientation (beard, toothpick, book, [long] shirt, small Koran).

Monday, October 03, 2005

OK bomber blast

Be sure to check out GATEWAY PUNDIT on this story, he has many great links on this story.

A story that the MSM has deemed non-important.

Strategic Gasoline and Fuel Reserve Act of 2005.

Mr. DURBIN. "Yesterday I introduced the Strategic Gasoline and Fuel Reserve Act of 2005.

The reserve would require the Department of Energy to hold and manage 40 million barrels of unleaded gasoline and 7.5 million barrels of jet fuel to be used in times of supply shortages--shortages that adversely impact the U.S. economy."





He can't be THAT stupid, can he? Oh no wait, this is Dick Durbin we're talking about here so YES he can be and is this stupid!

Would someone please inform Mr. Durbin that gasoline does NOT store like oil does.

You can't just stick gas in a barrel and come for 5 years later and unscrew the cap and have the same amount, or the same liquid, like you can with oil.

Gas not only evaporates, but it turns into turpentine over time.

If we hoarded away 40 MIL barrels of gas that means each year we have to put that old gas, that's been sitting for a year, into the market, and your car, and restock the 40 MIL barrels at what ever the cost was at the time.

This is just another idiotic reactionary idea, that won't work, by a Senator who used it to bash the President.

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So I was thinking while driving home. How much would this cost?

OK well.

40,000,000 barrels @ 55 gal. per barrel = 2,200,000,000 gallons of gas.

2,200,000,000 gallons @ $2.95 per gal. = $6,490,000,000.

Islamic “Jihad” type literature found in OU bomber's Apt.

ISLAMIC BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS & ADDITIONAL EXPLOSIVES REPORTEDLY FOUND IN "SUICIDE BOMBER'S" APARTMENT

2 October 2005; 11:50 p.m.:

Law enforcement sources close to the Northeast Intelligence Network have confirmed that search and seizure warrants were served today upon the residence of the “suicide bomber, 21-year-old Joel Henry Hinrichs III of Colorado Springs, CO, who was a resident of the Park View Apartments on campus. Speaking strictly “off the record,” the officials stated that they recovered “a significant amount” of Islamic “Jihad” type literature, some possibly written in Arabic, along with the suspect’s computer. Some of the documentation included material on how to construct bomb-making vests.


Further reports by the same officials indicated that the bomb was detonated prematurely when the suspect was either arming a bomb vest or backpack, which contained TATP, a homemade explosive. TATP (triacetone triperoxide) is a very potent but relatively easily manufactured explosive compound that was used in the July London bombings. It is important to note that TATP has been cited in numerous Jihad bomb-making manuals.

The same officials, requiring anonymity as the investigation is ongoing, continued to confirm that “other un-detonated explosive devices were found in the area cordoned off by police and federal officials.” Those devices WERE NOT DETONATED, but carefully confiscated for further forensic testing. Initially, information provided to the Northeast Intelligence Network suggested that that the so-called “suicide-bomber” was attempting to attach bombs to the buses parked in the area when one of the bombs detonated prematurely. The investigation has expanded into the possibility that others might have been involved.

Exclusive video and Images from the scene are COURTESY of LAMP HERE PRODUCTIONS

This video compilation was taken on Saturday, 1 October 2005 of blast scene and on Sunday, 2 October 2005 of blast scene, suspect's apartment and search teams, bomb disposal units, and press conference by University President David Boren. It clearly illustrates the many contradictions of the various official accounts of this most troubling incident. Well documented by Lan Lamphere of Lamphere Photography. (22 Megabytes; Please RIGHT CLICK and save to your computer)




I've never read NEIN but other FReepers have told me to take this with a huge amount of salt because NEIN has put up some black helicopter stuff in the past.

But be sure to dowload and watch the video link there. Watch it all the way to the end where he points out the location of Hinrichs' apartment and the Islamic society. It's less than a block away....

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What's this?

NEIN & Drudge just posted a new pic of Hinrichs, with a beard.......



Looks like a moooslim to me.

And..

A cache of explosive materials was discovered Sunday night in the apartment of a Wasson High graduate who apparently blew himself up Saturday outside a football stadium packed with 84,000 people at the University of Oklahoma.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Student who went boom in OK blast identified

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A University of Oklahoma student was identified Sunday as the person who was killed in an explosion near a packed football stadium, authorities said Sunday.

The body is believed to be that of Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, Salvador Hernandez, Special Agent in charge of the FBI in Oklahoma, said in a news release. A student telephone book lists Hinrichs with a permanent address as Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hinrichs was killed when an explosive device detonated around 8 p.m. Saturday near Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where more than 84,000 people were watching the Oklahoma Sooners play the Kansas State in a Big 12 Conference game.

There were no other reports of injuries and OU President David Boren said spectators were never in danger.

Officers cordoned off an area west of the stadium and no one was allowed to leave the stadium immediately after the blast for security reasons. Spectators who wanted to leave were allowed to go about 30 minutes later.

Boren initially said a police bomb squad detonated explosives found at the site of the blast, but later said further investigation determined that the second detonation was done by the bomb squad to ensure there was not a second device.

Investigators have no information to suggest there is any additional threat posed by others related to the explosion, Hernandez said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, OU police, Norman police and the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office also are investigating the incident.

Blogger post on the OK blast last night

TERRORIST STRIKE NORMAN OK DURING SOONER FOOTBALL GAME

[Person and] Bomb explodes during OU game.

One dead in what authorities call suicide; incident under investigation

One person was killed in an explosion in a traffic circle about 100 yards from a packed football stadium at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday night in what authorities were calling a suicide.

"We are apparently dealing with an individual suicide, which is under full investigation," OU President David Boren said in a statement.

There were no other reports of injuries. There was no word on the identity or gender of the person who died.

The loud noise of the explosion could be heard clearly inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where 84,000 people were watching the Oklahoma Sooners play Kansas State.

"There was never any risk to the activity within the stadium," said OU athletic director Joe Castiglione. "At the same time, our personnel was active in the security operation."

Officers cordoned off an area west of the stadium, known as the South Oval, and nobody was allowed out of the stadium immediately after the blast, which occurred shortly before 8 p.m. People were allowed out of the stadium about 8:30 p.m.

A police bomb squad detonated explosives found at the site of the blast. This detonation could also be heard in the stadium area. The area near the stadium was searched by bomb dogs.

"At no time was anyone in the stadium in danger," Boren said.

Kerry Pettingill, Oklahoma homeland security director, said the incident was under criminal investigation and the motive behind the explosion was not known.

As fans streamed out of the stadium after the game, they were routed around the crime scene. Some fans leaving the stadium were escorted by police to buses that were parked near where the explosion occurred.

The state Medical Examiner's Office was on the scene as was the Norman Police Department, firefighters, the FBI and officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said an FBI bomb technician was providing assistance to local police. Emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, surrounded the area.

OU police Sgt. Gary Robinson said the body had not been removed as of late Saturday night as a bomb team continued to check the area for possible explosives before detectives could move in for their investigation.

Jaclyn Hull, an OU freshman, said she was leaving the game shortly before the explosion.

"We saw a little bit of smoke, about as much as you would see coming up from a grill," she said.

Stan Hilton of Tulsa said he heard the explosion while he was watching the game from his seat near the field.

"I became afraid at halftime when they had us locked in the stadium," he said after he left the stadium.

Larry Lucas II, an OU senior, said at the time of the explosion he was in the university's architecture building near where the blast occurred.

"At first I thought it was a prank because that's where the Kansas State buses were parked," he said. Lucas said he saw Kansas State players leave the bus before the game.

Authorities could be seen searching Kansas State players and coaches amid tight security as they boarded buses to leave the area.



Person killed following explosion at OU

An apparent suicide bombing on the University of Oklahoma campus Saturday evening killed at least one person.

According to a statement from OU President David Boren, a second explosive device was found and detonated. Initial reports had that occurring about 9:15 p.m.

The blast happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on the South Oval, across the street from the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where more than 80,000 people were watching the OU-Kansas State football game. One person who responded to the scene said she heard the blast from four miles away.

“We are apparently dealing with an individual suicide which is under full investigation,” Boren said in the statement. “At no time was anyone in the stadium in danger. Law enforcement officers and bomb experts on site were activated in the area immediately.”

Boren said he ordered a search of the garage area near the stadium along with lower levels outside the stadium.

The entire South Oval was taped off, and many law enforcement officers were there to make sure no one entered the area. The suicide happened in or near the George Lynn Cross botany/microbiology building the oval’s east side.

Damage to the microbiology building or any other structure couldn’t be seen from the distant perimeter.

Sgt. Gary Robinson of OUPD confirmed one death, but gave no further details on the person or whether anyone else was injured. He said detectives were unable to investigate the scene right away because other personnel needed time to thoroughly sweep the area for additional explosive devices.

“One fatality is all we know right now,” he said.

Student Keaton Fuchs of the cable television station TV4OU had a video camera at the stadium’s highest level. He turned toward the South Oval right after the explosion and saw a small amount of gray smoke rising from the botany/microbiology building.

Numerous public agencies were on the scene, including OU and Norman police, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, state medical examiner’s office, the FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Passouts normally are given to people who want to leave at halftime and come back, but they were not issued Saturday. Fans never were permitted to go on or near the South Oval, and after the game, which OU won 43-21, pedestrians weren’t allowed to walk north on Asp Avenue beyond the stadium’s southwest corner.

Six members of the Brothers Under Christ fraternity dressed in white T-shirts, each with a red spray-painted Superman “S” and white capes couldn’t walk a few dozen feet beyond the barriers to retrieve their bicycles at the stadium.

They decided to walk a mile back home and get their bikes today.

“We heard so many rumors about this in the stadium,” said Preston White, a BUC sophomore from Tulsa majoring in chemical engineering. “At first we thought it was thunder, then we heard propane and suicide bombing, just all sorts of rumors.





So it's a bombing and it's a suicide, but it's not a suicide bombing?

And it went off right next to 80,000 people, some of whom would be walking by, in packed crowds, right next this guy when the game let out.

Map here. #48 is the botany/microbiology building.

Move along people nothing to see here, move along, this has nothing to do with terrorism, move along. Shouldn't you be more concerned with what's going on with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?