Thursday, December 22, 2005

"Tookie" Williams Memorial

Boy those sure are some clever shirts.......






"Crips Don't Die We Multiply"

So much for Tookie's crusade to end the Crips..............................

Chuck Norris...

...and now a random fact about Chuck Norris:



Funny!!

I have a problem when I go Christmas shopping......

I seem to buy things for myself while I'm buying things for others.

Case in point, I bought this book for my Cousin's husband and it look like a really interesting book and was at a good price so I picked one up for myself too.

It is a very cool book, has tons of newspapers from 1863 -1866. Much better than reading from history books.




Civil War Extra: A Newspaper History of the Civil War from 1863 to 1866

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

President had legal authority to OK taps

So says John Schmitt who served form 1994 to 1997 as the associate attorney general of the United States.





By John Schmidt
Published December 21, 2005

President Bush's post- Sept. 11, 2001, authorization to the National Security Agency to carry out electronic surveillance into private phone calls and e-mails is consistent with court decisions and with the positions of the Justice Department under prior presidents.

The president authorized the NSA program in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. An identifiable group, Al Qaeda, was responsible and believed to be planning future attacks in the United States. Electronic surveillance of communications to or from those who might plausibly be members of or in contact with Al Qaeda was probably the only means of obtaining information about what its members were planning next. No one except the president and the few officials with access to the NSA program can know how valuable such surveillance has been in protecting the nation.

[snip]

The passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978 did not alter the constitutional situation. That law created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that can authorize surveillance directed at an "agent of a foreign power," which includes a foreign terrorist group. Thus, Congress put its weight behind the constitutionality of such surveillance in compliance with the law's procedures.

But as the 2002 Court of Review noted, if the president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless searches, "FISA could not encroach on the president's constitutional power."

Every president since FISA's passage has asserted that he retained inherent power to go beyond the act's terms. Under President Clinton, deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie Gorelick testified that "the Department of Justice believes, and the case law supports, that the president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes."

[snip]

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

EXERCISE OF CERTAIN AUTHORITY RESPECTING ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE

By the authority vested in me as President by Sections 102 and
104 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C.
1802 and 1804), in order to provide as set forth in that Act (this
chapter) for the authorization of electronic surveillance for
foreign intelligence purposes, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1-101. Pursuant to Section 102(a)(1) of the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1802(a)), the Attorney General
is authorized to approve electronic surveillance to acquire foreign
intelligence information without a court order, but only if the
Attorney General makes the certifications required by that Section.

1-102. Pursuant to Section 102(b) of the Foreign Intelligence Act
of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1802(b)), the Attorney General is authorized to
approve applications to the court having jurisdiction under Section
103 of that Act (50 U.S.C. 1803) to obtain orders for electronic
surveillance for the purpose of obtaining foreign intelligence
information.

1-103. Pursuant to Section 104(a)(7) of the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1804(a)(7)), the following
officials, each of whom is employed in the area of national
security or defense, is designated to make the certifications
required by Section 104(a)(7) of the Act in support of applications
to conduct electronic surveillance:

(a) Secretary of State.

(b) Secretary of Defense.

(c) Director of Central Intelligence.

(d) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(e) Deputy Secretary of State.

(f) Deputy Secretary of Defense.

(g) Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

None of the above officials, nor anyone officially acting in that
capacity, may exercise the authority to make the above
certifications, unless that official has been appointed by the
President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

1-104. Section 2-202 of Executive Order No. 12036 (set out under
section 401 of this title) is amended by inserting the following at
the end of that section: ''Any electronic surveillance, as defined
in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, shall be
conducted in accordance with that Act as well as this Order.''.

1-105. Section 2-203 of Executive Order No. 12036 (set out under
section 401 of this title) is amended by inserting the following at
the end of that section: ''Any monitoring which constitutes
electronic surveillance as defined in the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act of 1978 shall be conducted in accordance with that
Act as well as this Order.''.

Jimmy Carter.

23 May 1979

Clinton Claimed Authority to Order No-Warrant Searches [Byron York]

In a little-remembered debate from 1994, the Clinton administration argued that the president has "inherent authority" to order physical searches — including break-ins at the homes of U.S. citizens — for foreign intelligence purposes without any warrant or permission from any outside body. Even after the administration ultimately agreed with Congress's decision to place the authority to pre-approve such searches in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, President Clinton still maintained that he had sufficient authority to order such searches on his own.

"The Department of Justice believes, and the case law supports, that the president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes," Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on July 14, 1994, "and that the President may, as has been done, delegate this authority to the Attorney General."

"It is important to understand," Gorelick continued, "that the rules and methodology for criminal searches are inconsistent with the collection of foreign intelligence and would unduly frustrate the president in carrying out his foreign intelligence responsibilities."

[snip]

Why Bush Approved the Wiretaps [Byron York]

In the days since the revelation that President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to bypass, in certain cases of suspected al Qaeda activity, the special court set up to provide warrants for national-security wiretaps, the question has come up repeatedly: Why did he do it?

[snip]

MOBILIZATION AGAINST TERRORISM ACT

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C. Attorney General John Ashcroft today presented the Mobilization Against Terrorism Act to Congress. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Ashcroft outlined the comprehensive legislative initiative which will redefine the antiterrorism effort while protecting civil liberties. The purpose of the legislation is to provide the President and the Department of Justice with the tools and resources necessary to disrupt, weaken, thwart, and eliminate the infrastructure of terrorist organizations, to prevent or thwart terrorist attacks, and to punish perpetrators of terrorist acts.

"The danger that darkened the United States of America and the civilized world on September 11 did not pass with the atrocities committed that day," said Ashcroft. "It requires that we provide law enforcement with the tools necessary to identify, dismantle, disrupt and punish terrorist organizations before they strike again. Terrorism is a clear and present danger to American's today."

The proposed legislation seeks to combat terrorist activity on several fronts.

Title I enhances the Department's capacity to gather intelligence necessary to combat terrorist organizations who increasingly employ sophisticated modes of global communications. Existing wiretap authority and procedures have not kept pace with the development of modern technology or the mode of operations of international terrorist organizations. Since current wiretap authority is often restricted to specific property as opposed to allowing law enforcement to follow suspects, current authority is inadequate for investigative personnel to monitor terrorist agents and associates. These proposals update the law to the technology. Terrorist offenses necessitate and justify comprehensive intelligence gathering.


Title II enhances the authority of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to detain and remove suspected terrorists by expanding the definition of terrorists to include those who lend support to terrorist organizations. The ability of terrorists to enter the United States and operate within the country is the obvious prerequisite to their capacity to inflict damage on citizens and facilities. These proposals protect the integrity of the United States borders without sacrificing the ability to welcome law-abiding visitors and legal immigrants.

Title III proposes changes to enhance prosecutors' ability to disable terrorists organizations through the legal process. The proposal amends current law to encourage investigation and prosecution prior to successful completion of a devastating terrorist attack. Terrorism should be considered no less than murder and the elimination of the statute of limitations on terrorist acts is reflective of these sentiments. In addition, this legislation provides for alternative maximum sentences, up to life, for the commission of terrorist acts, giving judges the ability to punish terrorists commensurate to their crimes. A number of other proposals are designed to punish or deter those who would assist terrorists and their organizations through concealment of their activities or their members. The lending of support that works to further terrorist organizations and to perpetuate terrorist attacks is expressly criminalized. In these specific changes to the law of crimes and criminal procedure, the constitutional rights of the accused are respected.

Title IV aims at the financial infrastructure of terrorist organizations whose sophisticated operations require substantial financial resources. Often such resources are provided by those not directly responsible for terrorist acts. These proposals will cripple the capacity of terrorist organizations to finance their illegal activities through criminal and civil forfeiture of resources. In addition, criminal liability is specifically imposed on those who knowingly engage in financial transactions involving the proceeds of these acts.

Title V authorizes emergency operations in response to the September 11 attacks and assists the Attorney General in providing support and relief to the victims. These proposals provide the Attorney General greater discretion and authority to disburse funds with regard to rewards to be offered in connection with crimes of terrorism.

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Does the NYT not know there's something called history?

Cause after their HIT PIECE last week you'd think they have no clue as to how and why we are where we are today with regards to gathering intel.

Oh boy. Work is going to be fun today!!

One of the guys at work kept bugging me that I needed to buy him a gun for Christmas.

So I went to and got a set of these last night and a few boxes of "ammo"



We've been having shootouts in the office for last hour.

Those are just cap guns BTW.

Monday, December 19, 2005

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE PHYSICAL SEARCHES

EXECUTIVE ORDER


FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE PHYSICAL SEARCHES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including sections 302 and 303 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("Act") (50 U.S.C. 1801, et seq.), as amended by Public Law 103- 359, and in order to provide for the authorization of physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes as set forth in the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Pursuant to section 302(a)(1) of the Act, the Attorney General is authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order, to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year, if the Attorney General makes the certifications required by that section.

Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 302(b) of the Act, the Attorney General is authorized to approve applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court under section 303 of the Act to obtain orders for physical searches for the purpose of collecting foreign intelligence information.

Sec. 3. Pursuant to section 303(a)(7) of the Act, the following officials, each of whom is employed in the area of national security or defense, is designated to make the certifications required by section 303(a)(7) of the Act in support of applications to conduct physical searches:

(a) Secretary of State;

(b) Secretary of Defense;

(c) Director of Central Intelligence;

(d) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

(e) Deputy Secretary of State;

(f) Deputy Secretary of Defense; and

(g) Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

None of the above officials, nor anyone officially acting in that capacity, may exercise the authority to make the above certifications, unless that official has been appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

THE WHITE HOUSE,

February 9, 1995.






Hey democrats. Take your obvious political bitching about the NSA eavesdropping on international calls made by terrorists within the USA and stick it where the sun don't shine!!!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Was Murtha deliberate in his omission of the WTC bombing?

Rep. Murtha is either an idiot or a conniving political operative that is now attempting to rewrite history.

From his ranting on the 14th he claims that --



REP. JOHN MURTHA (D), PENNSYLVANIA: ...

There's no connection between the USS Cole incident and Iraq. There's no connection between 9/11 and terrorism and Iraq. And there's no connection between the embassy attacks and terrorism. Or Iraq, rather.

Let me separate -- and I've said this over and over again. You've got to separate terrorism from the insurgency. Terrorism started in Afghanistan. Terrorism -- we attacked Afghanistan. Everybody supported what we did in Afghanistan. The world supported what we did in Afghanistan. And we went into Afghanistan, started to clean that.

Then we diverted our attention to Iraq. Where there was no terrorism before. No terrorist camps. No nuclear weapons. No biological/chemical weapons, and none of the things that took us to war.




In his list of things that he says were not connected to Iraq he leaves out one glaring attack, the 1993 WTC bombing THAT DID HAVE CONNECTIONS TO IRAQ.

Ever here the name Abdul Rahman Yasin? He was an Iraqi that mixed the bomb that exploded in '93.

And according to Stephen Hayes' book 'The Connection' he states "Documents discovered in postwar Iraq in 2003 reveal that Sadda's regime harbored and supported Abdul Rahman Yasin" after he fled to Iraq after the bombing.

So is Murtha leaving out the '93 connection because he knows it's connected to Iraq or is he just a blithering idiot regurgitating democrat talking points?

Oh and John, Terrorism didn't start in Afghanistan, it started with a man named Yasser Arafat. Or does your memory not go back to the 70's when planes, cruise ships, and Olympic athletes were being hijacked and kidnapped/murdered?

And this is just too easy....

Where there was no terrorism before. [Other than the terror Saddam executed on the people of Iraq and the cheques Saddam sent to the familes of Palestinian suicide bombers.]

No terrorist camps.
[If you leave out Salman Pak where there was a plane fuselage use for training terrorists]

No nuclear weapons.
[If you discount the tonnes of uranium found and the Iraq scientists ready to ramp nuke production back up after sanctions were lifted.]

No biological/chemical weapons,
[If you toss out findings of David Kay and Charles Dulfer.]




Read more here.

Saddam Hussein's Philanthropy of Terror

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Iran president: Islam is the solution

TEHRAN -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said humanity suffers from arrogant and corrupt governments, stressing Islam was the solution to the world's suffering.

Speaking Thursday at the city of Nikashahr in southeast Iran, Ahmadinejad said, "We see injustice everywhere in the world, as decisions to displace peoples and kill civilians are taken easily while arms factories compete to produce more lethal weapons," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

He said prosperity and opulence was limited to a small part of the world "as the majority of peoples are oppressed and live in poverty and great need."

"Certain big powers incite wars and strife in order to keep their arms factories going and go as far as imposing a ban on food and medicine against peoples who refuse to surrender to their hegemony and arrogance," Ahmadinejad said in an apparent reference to the United States and the West.

"Humanity is suffering from arrogant and corrupt governments and the only means for salvaging humanity is the implementation of Islam which meets all the needs of humans in terms of justice, prosperity, pride and peace for all humanity," he added.





Where does one even start with this nutbag? Last week he said the Holocaust was a myth, then he said all the Jews should be moved to Alaska and now this!

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"the implementation of Islam"

I wonder if he means by any means necessary?

My new gun will be here in 5 weeks...

Well, I ordered my new AR last night. I settled on a DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine.



(Bipod not included)

This being my first AR I didn't feel like building one from scratch would be a good idea.

I don't mind waiting the 5 weeks. DPMS builds to order and I think that might be a little better than buying a assembly line Bushy or Colt. My thinking is the workers pay closer attention when they're making a rifle one at a time opposed to making the same thing over and over for who knows who.

I was looking at the regular Panther Carbine but decided to go with the AP4 because it has a A3 Flattop w/detachable carry handle, which gives me more options down the road if I want to mount a scope on it.

Oh, and I also spent the extra $30 and got the chromed lined barrel.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"I don't know what to buy you for Christmas."

This is a famous line from my dad about this time of year.

I know it's nicer to get things you're not expecting, but it's also nice to be able to pick out something you can and will use.

Here's what I just told him I could use.



With as many guns as I have I think it's about time to get a safe.

Plus I think I'm going to be buying a AR in Jan. so I'd like to have a safe (pardon the pun) place to keep a $1000 rifle.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sheehan - now what? [Jaw on the floor]

UNF***ING REAL!







Via BYRON YORK @ The CORNER

CINDY SHEEHAN'S GRAVE PHOTO-OP [Byron York]
The January 2006 issue of Vanity Fair includes the magazine's 2005 Best of the Best -- "Heroes! Winners! Guilty Pleasures!" -- feature. Among those honored are the cast of ABC's "Lost," chosen as "Best Find"; the cast of FX's "Nip/Tuck," chosen as "Best Lift"; and aging rockers Sir Bob Geldof and Bono, chosen as "Best Ambassadors." But the choice that catches the eye -- and the breath -- is in the "Best Stand" category. In a two-page spread, winner Cindy Sheehan is photographed lying full length in the grass at her son Casey's grave at the Vacaville-Elimira Cemetery in Vacaville, California:

Silver Star Iraq vet rips Murtha & dems.

Soldiers are committed to our mission in Iraq
By DAVID BELLAVIA

12/13/2005

As the debris continues to settle from the explosion detonated by the defeatist comments by Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., I wonder how he expected his statements to be perceived. As an infantryman whose boots are still caked with blood and dust from Iraq, I am beyond confused by the insistence by Democratic Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Louise Slaughter that he preserve his title as a combat visionary.

As rancor and hyperbole peak, we continue to be fed bastardized statistics and a complete denial that Iraq, according to al-Qaida intercepts, is indeed the front line in the war on terror.

When then-President Bill Clinton sent 15,000 troops into post-hostile Bosnia to get the job done, it was the equivalent of keeping 585,000 troops in Iraq post-invasion, when equating terrain and population. Tellingly, the silence from the left is deafening. To the leftists in America, Clinton understood war like no other: Pull out when the blood starts to flow (Somalia) and overcommit when there is no chance of loss (Kosovo and Bosnia).

I am no John Zogby, but I conclude 100 percent of Iraqis want us out - eventually. They very much want us there while Islamo-fascists continue to blow them up as they worship and apply to serve the cause of freedom. My peers are not appreciative of the elitists, like Sens. Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, who daily attempt to uncover mistakes made by this administration while my brothers under fire bleed to death thousands of miles from home.

Iraqi veterans are without apologies for not finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Former administrations ignored the danger present in this region for years, and we in the trenches now pay the price for our past inability to confront our enemies. Each day, the enemy hopes that one more 10-plus death toll inflicted against the coalition via a roadside bomb will be the last straw of the American collective will.

Make no mistake. This is a middle- to lower-class war, fought by volunteers of the greatest generation of American warriors ever born. I have written more than 47 recommendations for Bronze Star valor awards for the members of my 34-man infantry platoon. That award, alarmingly, is growing more and more common during this fight. And yet my peers cannot use their awards as a platform to defend their noble struggle, because they are still deep in the fight.

Neither Murtha, who wears his Bronze Star as his badge of authority, nor any other congressional representative has held a position in a skirmish line under fire in Iraq, yet they pontificate to the masses from "their war" experience. Not one has borne witness to the extreme close-quarter nature of this fight or commented on the tearful thanks from a deserving and proud people who need us to stay the course.

Yet Murtha has the extreme audacity to call my peers "broken." Funny how a man like Murtha, who made his career on detailing his heroism under fire, is the first to chip away at my generation's valor.

Each day, the Iraqi war veteran grows closer to the embarrassing disrespect of the Vietnam warrior. Each day, legislators like Murtha move us closer to losing a winnable war and abandoning a worthy ally. Staying the course isn't a campaign slogan; it is a life support message to my peers. Like Vietnam, the American soldier cannot be defeated on the field of battle, only by the failure of the political class to stomach the hardships of combat.

Bolivia Wrestling




There's just something funny about this pic.....

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tookie's Countdown Clock

Smash HERE!!

Australia

Boy someone sure pissed in someone else's Wheaties down under.





Race riots spread to suburbs



A man tries to hit police with a beer bottle at Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, after ethnic tensions erupted into running battles between police and a mob of thousands of youths, many chanting racial slurs. At least six people were arrested and several injured in alcohol-fueled fights at the beach. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)



A man tries to hit police with a beer bottle at Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, after ethnic tensions erupted into running battles between police and a mob of thousands of youths, many chanting racial slurs. At least six people were arrested and several injured in alcohol-fueled fights at the beach. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)



Anti-Lebanese protesters clash with police in Cronulla, Australia December 11, 2005. Racial tensions erupted into violence on a Sydney beach on Sunday when some 5,000 people, some yelling racist chants, converged to defend their beach from what they believe are youth gangs of Middle East background. Local surfers and beachgoers rallied at Cronulla Beach after two young surf lifesavers were attacked last Sunday by a group of young men from Sydney's western suburbs. AUSTRALIA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVES REUTERS/The Australian/Megan Lewis

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Sam Johnson on Iraq: Withdrawal is not an option

Washington, Nov 18 - Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) delivered the following closing statement on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of American troops in Iraq. The day before U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, a House Democrat, advocated pulling out U.S. troops from Iraq by introducing his own resolution. The bill failed by a vote of 403-3.

Watch the video.

A 29-year Air Force veteran, Johnson spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam.

“Mr. Speaker – I rise today on behalf of the American men and women in uniform – and their families.

“I spent 29 years in the Air Force – served in Korea and Vietnam… and spent seven years as a POW in Vietnam – more than half of that time in solitary confinement.

“I know what it’s like to be far from home – serving your country – risking your life – and hearing that America doesn’t care about you… Your Congress doesn’t care about you. Your Congress just cut all funding for your war. They’re packing up and going home – and leaving you here.

“When I was a POW, I was scared to death when our Congress talked about pulling the plug that I would be left there forever.

“I know what it does to morale – I know what it does to the mission – and so help me God, I will never, ever let our nation make those mistakes again. Never.

“Our men and women in uniform need our full support. They need to know that when they’re in Iraq driving from Camp Blue Diamond to Camp Victory that the Congress is behind them –
to give them the best armored trucks they can drive, the best weapons they can fire, and the best ammunition they can use.

“They need to have full faith that a few nay-sayers in Washington won’t cut and run – and leave them high and dry. They need to know these things because that’s mandatory for mission success and troop morale.

“America – and the Congress – must stand behind our men and women in uniform because they stand up for us every minute of every day!

“Any talk – even so much as a murmur – of leaving now– just emboldens the enemy and weakens the resolve of our of troops in the field. That’s dangerous! If you don’t believe me – check out Al Jazeera. This story is on the front page. We can’t do that to our fellow Americans over there.

“Mr. Speaker – we’re making great progress in Iraq.

“Remember in January how we saw pictures from Iraq of that first election. For weeks the media predicted gloom and doom. Remember that? What did we see? We watched people as they waited in lines for hours – defying death threats – just to cast their vote for democracy.

“Remember the picture of the woman in a black head cover flashing her purple finger in the V after voting in the first Iraqi elections. It was a breakthrough for democracy – and it was just the beginning.

“Remember the recent vote on the referendum -- when people came out in droves to make their voice heard. You wouldn’t have known about it because there was so little mention of it here in the American press – but people got out there and they voted – they showed their support for a democracy –a new government, hope and a future.

“These people are thirsting for something more – they’re risking their lives in the name of a new government – and we must stay the course if we want to foster a stable Iraq and create hope for millions in the Middle East.

“And our work is paying off -- not just at the ballot box. Remember when we were waking up that Sunday morning in shock as we caught Saddam Hussein cowering in a rat-hole. He’s gone.
And you know what, at least 46 of Hussein’s 55 most wanted regime members are either dead or incarcerated.

“Nationwide, thousands and thousands of police officers have been hired and nearly 200,000 Iraqi soldiers are trained and serving their country.

“It’s going to take time – but our guys on the ground are working with other nations to make inroads to create leadership and inspire democracy in a country that has only known hate, fear, and death from a ruler.

“However, sadly – some here want to embolden the enemy by saying we just cut and run. That’s just irresponsible and unconscionable.

“I have to ask – What would Iraq be like if the United States pulled out -- allowing dangerous people like the head of al-Qaida, Zarqawi, to run the country? What would that mean for the region? The world?

“Al Qaida rules with death, fear, terror and blood. Al Qaida takes innocent people hostage – then beheads them – and then brags about it on the internet.

“Al Qaida has no respect for human life. They prey on innocent people to do their dirty work – because they know we don’t target schools and hospitals and mosques – yet those are the exact places that they’re using for safe cover.

“Al Qaida will kidnap loved ones – especially very young children - of people trying to build democracy – like local leaders – to scare them out of helping out the new country. They’re taking kids hostage – because parents want a new life and a better future for their children. Why is that such a crime?

“What part of Al Qaida do you want operating here in America?

“Al Qaida is a world-wide organization and world-wide threat. I don’t want any part of this. Americans don’t want, need or deserve al Qaida. Our troops are over in Iraq fighting not just for our freedom and protection – but freedom for the world.

“We must fight the bad guys over there – not over here. WE must support our troops to the hilt so they don’t go to bed at night – covered in talcum-powder thin white sand wondering – “Does America really support me.”

“In case people have forgotten, this is the same thing that happened in Vietnam. Peaceniks and people in Congress – and America - started saying bad things about what was going on over there. Let me tell you what it did for troop morale. It’s a real downer. I just pray our troops and their families can block this noise out and know that I will fight like mad to make sure our troops have everything they need - for as long as they need - to win the global war on terrorism.

“Withdrawal is not an option!

“I hope and pray every Member of Congress stands up and says to our troops ‘THANK YOU’ and ‘AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU.’ To them I say, God bless you and I salute you.”




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And who does the media fawn over? John Murtha.................

The Miami shooting.....

Mark on up for the Federal Air Marshals, they did good yesterday.

Shooting that guy yesterday was the right thing for them to do.

If I was on that plane the only thing that would be going through my mind if some guy was running down the aisle yelling "I HAVE A BOMB!!" would be 'Damn I wish I had MY gun.'

And I don't understand all the naysayers out today second guessing the actions of the FAMs.

There are certain universal things that you should NEVER do, because doing so will get you killed.

Like...

Running blindfolded across 16 lanes of traffic in downtown Atlanta during rush hour;

Punching a sleeping bear in the snout and then running around it while poking it with a stick;

Go skinny dipping in the Arctic Ocean;

Be a passenger in a car when Ted Kennedy is the driver;

&

Yelling "I HAVE A BOMB!" while in the airport or on a plane.

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Along with showing that having armed Federal Air Marshals on planes is a good thing this story also pointed out what complete incompetent F'N idiots there are in the TSA.

It seems that six days ago a 50-year old Egyptian man was stopped at NY's JFK because "he had a suspicious pair of shoes that tested positive five times for the explosive substance TATP on the interior of his shoes between the heel and sole." and his shoes that were "remarkably similar to those used by shoe bomber Richard Reid."

So what do the geniuses in the TSA do?

Well, they hold him overnight and then release him.

And it's only AFTER they let him go do they notify the FBI!!

BRILLIANT!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Now this is just cool...(Gun add on)



LINK

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It just sucks that they don't make one for a G30. Although my G30 doesn't have the rails, it'd still be cool to get one of these for a .45.

Or it'd be a good excuse to buy a 2nd G30, one with rails.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Voices of Katrina Evacuees

Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) chairs a hearing on challenges facing African-American evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. On the first panel, New Orleans residents describe their experiences during the storm. On the second, policy makers look at possible human rights violations by gov't agencies during the response effort.

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This is on C-span2 right now and if it gets replayed I highly highly suggest watching it.

It was one of the funniest things I've watched in a looooooooooooooong time.

If you watch it you will hear.

"mass graves from Katrina"

"And one last thing." - Dyan French aka Mamma "D"

"Eufimized" yes, "Eufimized" not Euthanized.

"Ethnic Cleansing had everything to do with it." - Leah Hodges

"They Bombed the levees!", "I was sitting on my porch and the levees were bombed.","Boom Boom that was a bomb." - Mama D

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Shays: "How far is the levee from your porch?"

Mamma D: "It's half way between my house and my post office box."

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"Germ warfare, bombs, slavery, concentration camps, and Amputee pregnant women"

Dean & Kerry~These are your leaders? Whose side are they on?

Do these democrats even think before they open their yaps?

First we've got Kerry on CBS's 'Face the Nation' saying the "young American soldiers" in Iraq are "going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, women..."

Thanks John, I'm sure that quote will be on page one of the next terrorist propaganda handout!

And now Howard Dean is saying ''The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong."

Now if you're a Solider, Airman, or Marine deployed right now I'd bet these quotes do more damage to moral than anything a terrorist could say in their made up propaganda.

Do these democrats care that they're destroying troop moral?

Or do they know that's exactly what they're doing but care more about making absolutely sure things go bad in Iraq and don't care what means they need to use to get to that end?

Monday, December 05, 2005

The dems have an alternative for Iraq....

......they just can't figure out what it is.


I don't really read the WaPo much, but Bill Bennett mentioned this article today and boy is it a doozy.


Democrats Find Iraq Alternative Is Elusive
Party's Elite Differ on How to Shift U.S. Policy


By Robin Wright
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 5, 2005; Page A01


Around the country, many grass-roots Democrats are clamoring for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. On Capitol Hill, Democratic politicians have grown newly aggressive in denouncing the Bush administration's war strategy and outlining other options.

But among the Democratic foreign-policy elite, dominated by people who previously served in the top ranks of government, there are stark differences -- and significant vagueness -- about a viable alternative.

[snip]

The biggest common denominator was the anguish of trying to define a Democratic alternative. [Ouch!!]




I guess this could be one of the main reasons all we hear out of the left is Bush bashing and name calling.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Gunners CHECK OUT THIS SITE!!

The Box O' Truth

This guy has some fun with guns!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Fun with Tasers....

Why don't people believe cops are going to taze them after the cop says "I'm going to taze you." ?

Tazed #1

Tazed #2

Bull Tazed
[This one is just funny!]