Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cindy Sheehan.....OWNED!!!

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (L, blonde hair), whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is rushed out of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber by security personnel after arriving for the State of the Union address by U.S. President George W. Bush on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006. There were unconfirmed reports that Sheehan had been arrested.

What a GREAT way to start a run for the Senate!!!!

Update on my BBAGA gun..

Back on Dec. 14th I order my DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine............

It still hasn't come in and 5 weeks is about to turn into 7.

I had the my gun shop guy call DPMS on the day it was supposed to be there and they said all they were waiting on was the barrel. I guess they ran out of chrome barrels and were awaiting a shipment back from the chromers.

Oh well, not much I can do but wait.

It is now JUSTICE Alito....

He was just voted through 58-42.

Alito Confirmed as Nation's 110th Supreme Court Justice

Know what's funny about that number? If those that opposed Justice Alito really wanted to stop him from getting onto the SCOTUS they could have voted against cloture yesterday and tried to filibuster him. I mean if he was really that bad why didn't they? 42 would have done it.

Post Office Shooting in Calif. Kills Three

GOLETA, Calif. — A person opened fire at a postal station on Monday night, killing three people and critically wounding a fourth, authorities said.

Sheriff's spokesman Erik Raney said police were advising people in the immediate area to stay inside their homes while authorities searched for the shooter Monday night.

The suspect was believed to be a former postal employee and all of the victims were believed to be current employees, Raney said.

Authorities were looking both in the neighborhood and in the postal station itself.

"Our SWAT teams are going in there as if the suspect is still inside and we're taking every precaution of course," Raney said.

The shooting took place about 9:15 p.m., said Capt. Keith Cullom of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Two people died at the scene, and a nursing supervisor said a third was pronounced dead at a hospital, he said. The fourth was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

The station is located across the street from a fire station, just a few blocks from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Police had cordoned off the area about a half-mile from the university and were searching for the shooter late Monday night.

Postal officials said no one was immediately available Monday to discuss the shootings, which took place about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The station is located across the street from a fire station, and Cullom said witnesses ran there immediately after gunfire broke out.

Two women were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where nursing supervisor L. Perry said one of them was pronounced dead upon arrival. The other was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, Perry said.

The two victims pronounced dead at the scene were found outside the building and the two wounded were found inside, Raney said.

For crying out loud!!

Doesn't this shooter know it's against federal law to have a GUN in a post office!!!


7 dead in Calif. post office shooting


GOLETA, Calif. -- A female ex-postal worker opened fire at a mail processing plant, killing six people before committing suicide, authorities said early Tuesday.

One other person was listed in critical condition, authorities said.

"We do not believe there is any additional threat to the community," said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson.

Deputies responding to a call of shots fired late Monday initially found two people dead outside the plant. Two others were located inside and were taken to a hospital. One died upon arrival. The other was critically wounded with a gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies searching the plant about 2 a.m. found the bodies of three victims and the female shooter, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Anderson said.

The postal station is located just a few blocks from the University of California, Santa Barbara, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said more than 50 people were working at the plant at the time of the shootings.

It's a shame the people that were killed were stripped of their right to defend themselves.....

I wonder if this would have turned out different if a law-abiding gun owner was there to shoot back?

Monday, January 30, 2006

I really hope Cindy Sheehan runs for the Senate....

Cause there'd be nothing more fun than to use these pictures in Campaign ads.




Feinstein's $16.5 million view in Pacific Heights

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her mega-millionaire husband, Richard Blum, are pulling up stakes on their quiet Presidio Terrace home and moving uptown to a Pacific Heights mansion -- with views to die for.

The $16.5 million mansion -- which sits at the foot of Vallejo Street, between the Presidio and some of the city's most hoity-toity addresses -- offers a sweeping view of the bay.


I'll have to keep this in mind next time she goes off talking about "the poor."

Weekend with my Glock 34....

I did a bit of shooting this weekend.

Had a blast of a time on Saturday at the Action Match. Hell of a nice day, it got up into the 70's. (Damn I love living in FL.)

Here's a few pics from the match. We had 5 stages in total but these two were the most fun. The others were just steel and paper.

I especially liked the last stage with the 5-star and the turning target.

I went to the range Sunday and while talking to another guy about his G34's trigger I had him pull the trigger on mine cause I have a different trigger connector and I've sanded down the trigger safety a bit to reduce "Glock finger." After he pulled my trigger he said "Your trigger feels 'gritty'." He let me pull the trigger on his G34 and boy was he right, there was something hanging up in my gun.

After getting home and fooling around with the G34 I came to the conclusion that the trigger bar was rubbing the trigger housing during the trigger pull. I did a small bit of sanding on the trigger housing and I think I've fixed it.

Although I can't be sure because I DROPPED MY FIRING PIN SAFETY DOWN THE SINK!!

My FPS was peeling and I was trying to remove the excess plating on it.

I'm glad there's a gun show at the fairgrounds this weekend, buying a new FPS will be much easier than tearing apart my sink to find a $2.00 part.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Cindy Sheehan considering a challenge to Diane Feinstein

OK, this better not be a joke!!!

Cindy Sheehan May Challenge Calif. Senator

Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who set up camp near President Bush's Texas ranch last summer, said Saturday she is considering running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (news, bio, voting record) to protest what she called the California lawmaker's support for the war in Iraq.

"She voted for the war. She continues to vote for the funding. She won't call for an immediate withdrawal of the troops," Sheehan told The Associated Press in an interview while attending the World Social Forum in Venezuela along with thousands of other anti-war and anti-globalization activists.

"I think our senator needs to be held accountable for her support of George Bush and his war policies," said Sheehan, whose 24-year-old soldier son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Feinstein's campaign manager, Kam Kuwata, said the senator "doesn't support George Bush and his war policies."

"She has stated publicly on numerous occasions that she felt she was misled by the administration at the time of the vote," Kuwata said by phone from California.

But with troops committed, Feinstein believes immediate withdrawal is not a responsible option, Kuwata said.

"Senator Feinstein's position is, let's work toward quickly turning over the defense of Iraq to Iraqis so that we can bring the troops home as soon as possible," he said.

Sheehan accused Feinstein of being out of touch with Californians on the issue.

She said she would decide whether to run after talking with her three other adult children. The Democratic primary will be held in June, and candidates must submit their statements for the voter guide by Feb. 14.

Kuwata said Feinstein and Sheehan appear to have a fundamental disagreement over whether troops should be pulled out right now. "That's why they have elections, and if she decides to file (paperwork to run), so be it," he said.

Sheehan said running in the Democratic primary would help make a broader point.

"If I decided to run, I would have no illusions of winning, but it would bring attention to all the peace candidates in the country," she said.

Sheehan, 48, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., said she would head to Washington on Sunday for protests against Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday, and then return to California to discuss her idea of running against Feinstein with her son and two daughters.

"I can't see — if they think it's going to help peace — that they would be opposed to me doing it," she said.

Friday, January 27, 2006

AK vs. AR vs. Mosin Nagant

I wasn't planing on posting anything today but this post is just too damn funny not to pass on.

AK vs AR, the REAL data speaks

Thursday, January 26, 2006

BYRD is a YES on Alito.....

Wow, this is going to send the KOS kids and DUmmies into a complete meltdown.

Va. Delegate Accidentally Discharges Gun (in his General Assembly office)

RICHMOND, Jan. 26 -- A Virginia lawmaker accidentally discharged a handgun in his General Assembly office Thursday morning, firing a bullet into a bulletproof vest that was hanging on the wall of his office. No one was hurt.

Del. John S. "Jack" Reid (R-Henrico) apologized to his colleagues on the floor of the House of Delegates Thursday afternoon, saying that "everyone has a right to feel safe here."

Reid said he has a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon and regularly brings his gun to the legislative session. But he said he usually ejects the cartridge that holds the gun's bullets and carries that separately in his pocket.

As he was doing that Thursday morning at about 9:15, he said, the gun went off. At that time, the nine-story General Assembly building was filled with lawmakers conducting committee meetings and lobbyists, citizens and reporters.

Reid, a former school principal in Henrico County outside of Richmond, said he was given a bulletproof vest several years ago "as a joke" by the Henrico police. "That absorbed it. It did not breach the office in any way," he said.

He told lawmakers that he immediately reported the incident to the Capitol police as an accident. Before speaking about it on the House floor, Reid informed his Republican colleagues privately and then asked for a brief closed-door session with House Democrats to inform them as well.

"I want to apologize to the members of this body," he said.

Virginia law allows anyone with a legally-obtained concealed-weapons permit to carry their guns into any state building except courtrooms. There is no list that indicates how many lawmakers actually carry their weapons to their offices, committee meetings or to the debates on the floor.


I'd bet he was actually aiming at the vest and didn't check the chamber before he pulled the trigger.

George Galloway..

Once the left fawned over this man and held him up on a golden pedestal.

I wonder what they think of him now?

This is London

Oh, and there's video of him now with Uday

Hamas kids

Young boys dressed as militants take center stage at a Hamas rally in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. Monday was the last day of campaigning allowed before the election.

Yup, that's who just won over there.........

Bullet Proof Monk - No not the movie

A monk tries on a bullet proof monk vest at Precipart Company invented by Thailand's "Q," Major Songphol Eiamboonyarith, Samut Prakan, Thailand, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. A number of faithful in Thailand's southern provinces have ordered the bullet proof monk vest and donated them to the local Wat to protect the monks from Muslim insurgents. Many monks have been killed since the insurgency started in Jan. 2004.

Managing Director, Major Songphol Eiamboonyarith, known as Thailand's Q, after the movie character "Q" who invented James Bond's secret gadgets. His arsenal includes items like bullet proof monk robes, cell phone guns that shoot rubber bullets, non-lethal 170 decibel landmines, and even a bullet proof monk mobile. Monks and policemen have increasingly been targets of the violent Muslim insurgency in Thailand's southern provinces since Jan. 2004. Many of his devices and sub-lethal weapons are being used, but their whereabouts are, "On a need to know basis." Some of his other gadgets include, armored tuk tuks, rubber Howitzer and mortar shells, water cannons, armored mopeds, and umbrellas, video cameras, microphones, and walking sticks that shoot rubber bullets and nets.

Michael Ledeen on Hugh Hewitt

You can read the whole interview over at RadioBlogger but this part really caught my ear and should not be overlooked.

HH: All right. So now that we've established that they're doing that, you broke a scoop that at the big summit that a lot of people noticed between the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, and Bashir Asad in Syria last week, there was a third person. You want to tell people who he was?

ML: Yes, he was Imad Mughniyah, who is the operational chief of Hezbollah. He is the person who organized the bombings of the Marine barracks and the American Embassy in Beirut in the early 1980's. He's the guy who organized the bombing of the Jewish centers in Buenos Aires in 1992, and he remains exceedingly active today in organizing what they call the insurgency against us in Iraq. I mean, he's in this up to his neck, and has been all along.

Iraq's WMD Secreted in Syria, Sada Says

By IRA STOLL - Staff Reporter of the Sun
January 26, 2006

The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.

The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week. He detailed the transfers in an interview yesterday with The New York Sun.

"There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands," Mr. Sada said. "I am confident they were taken over."


Hamas Official: Israel Not on Our Agenda

Now this, this is a misleading headline.

When you first read it you'd think that Hamas has changed its' stance and will leave Israel alone. WRONG!

A senior Hamas official on Thursday said recognizing Israel and negotiations with the Jewish state are "not on our agenda" after the group apparently won a decisive victory in legislative elections.

"Negotiations with Israel is not on our agenda," said Mushir al-Masri, who won election in his home district in the northern Gaza Strip. "Recognizing Israel is not on the agenda either now."

Earlier Thursday, officials from both Hamas and the ruling Fatah Party said Hamas appeared to have won a majority of parliamentary seats in the elections. The Palestinian Cabinet then resigned en masse. Official results were expected later Thursday.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who remains in office, is expected to ask Hamas to form a new government.

"This victory proves that the path of Hamas is the right way. We will not fool our people," al-Masri said.

And the fact that Hamas "won" is a really really bad thing.

Here's their charter. Read through it and ask yourself who would vote for people that espouse these types of ideas?

Also, how is the US State Dept. going to deal with them now?
Isn't our stated policy that "we don't deal with terrorist organizations."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Men in Mexican Army Uniforms in Border Standoff

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas — Men in Mexican military-style uniforms crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on a marijuana-smuggling foray, leading to an armed confrontation with Texas law officers, authorities said Tuesday. No shots were fired.

The men retreated and escaped back across the border with much of the pot, though they abandoned more than a half-ton of marijuana as they fled and set fire to one of their vehicles, authorities said.

The Mexican government denied its military was involved.

The confrontation took place Monday and involved three Texas sheriff's deputies, at least two Texas state troopers and at least 10 heavily armed men from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, said Rick Glancey of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition.

Gov. Rick Perry ordered an investigation.

"It's certainly troubling and unacceptable and a real reminder of how an unsecure border threatens all Texans and the rest of the nation," said Perry spokesman Kathy Walt.

The Mexican Foreign Relations Department issued a statement saying that drug traffickers and other organized criminals have used uniforms and vehicles before. "It is possible that these actions were designed to damage the image of our armed forces," it said.

Monday's incident follows a story in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., on Jan. 15 that said the Mexican military had crossed into the United States more than 200 times since 1996. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said reports of Mexican incursions into the United States were overblown and most were just mistakes.

The confrontation on Monday took place was near Neely's Crossing, about 50 miles east of El Paso, and started when state police tried to stop three sport utility vehicles on Interstate 10. The vehicles made a quick U-turn and headed south toward the border, a few miles away, Glancey said.

When the SUVs reached the Rio Grande, police saw the occupants of a green, Mexican Army-style Humvee apparently waiting for the convoy, Glancey said.

Police stopped and watched as the vehicles began to cross the shallow river into Mexico. Both sides -- the Americans and the smugglers -- had their weapons drawn.

One SUV got stuck in the river, and another blew a tire on the Texas side. Its driver ran into Mexico.

Men in the Humvee tried to tow the stuck vehicle out of the river. When that failed, a group of men in civilian clothes began unloading from the SUV what appeared to be bundles of marijuana. They then torched the SUV, Glancey said.

Deputies found about 1,400 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle that had a flat tire. The vehicle had previously been reported stolen from El Paso.

Well, isn't that special....

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Susan Estrich




I wonder how many cans of BONDO that took?

Monday, January 23, 2006

Army JAG(off) bans sniper rounds

Sniper rounds

An Army judge advocate general (JAG) temporarily banned Army and Marine Corps snipers from using a highly accurate open-tip bullet.

The JAG, we are told, mistakenly thought the open-tip round was the same as hollow-point ammunition, which is banned. The original open-tip was known as Sierra MatchKing and broke all records for accuracy in the past 30 years.

The difference between the open-tip and the hollow point is that the open tip is a design feature that improves accuracy while the hollow point is designed for increasing damage when it hits a target.

About 10 days ago, the Army JAG in Iraq ordered all snipers to stop using the open-tip 175-grain M118LR bullet, claiming, falsely, it was prohibited. Instead of the open-tip, snipers were forced to take M-60 machine gun rounds out of belts and use them instead.

The order upset quite a few people here and in Iraq who said the JAG ignored the basic principle of every military lawyer that there is a presumption of legality for all issued weapons or ammunition that are made at the military service level at the time they are acquired.

"She forced snipers to use less accurate ammunition, thereby placing U.S. forces and Iraqi civilians at greater risk," a Pentagon official said of the JAG, who was not identified by name. "And she incorrectly issued an order. JAGs may advise a commander, but they cannot issue orders."

After Army lawyers were finally alerted to the JAG's action, the order was lifted and the JAG was notified that the open tip was perfectly legal for use by snipers. However, the reversal was followed by the Army officials' taking retaliation against a sniper who blew the whistle on the bogus order. The sniper lost his job over a security infraction in reporting the JAG.

What's next?

They take away their guns and make them THROW the bullets at the bad guys?

...and now a random fact about Jack Bauer:

Facts about Jack Bauer

Thursday, January 19, 2006

France defends right to nuclear reply to terrorism

France said on Thursday it would be ready to launch a targeted nuclear strike against any state that carried out a terrorist attack on French soil.

In a speech defending France’s costly nuclear deterrent and toughening policy against terrorism, President Jacques Chirac said Paris must be able to hit back hard at a hostile state’s centres of power and its “capacity to act”.

“The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using in one way or another weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part,” Chirac said during a visit to northwestern France, where France’s nuclear submarines are based.

“This response could be a conventional one. It could also be of a different kind.”

Chirac said all of France’s nuclear forces had been configured with this strategy in mind and the number of nuclear warheads on French nuclear submarines had been reduced to allow targeted strikes.

It was the first time he had so clearly linked the threat of a nuclear response to a terrorist attack, but he made no mention of any specific threat against France.

“Against a regional power, our choice would not be between inaction or annihilation,” he said.

“The flexibility and reactivity of our strategic forces would enable us to exercise our response directly against its centres of power and its capacity to act.”

I swear to you this is not from The Onion.

I have confession....I watch American Idol

I have confession...I watch American Idol

Yes, I watch American Idol. I know, I know it's mindless reality TV, but it's funny and it does take actual talent to succeed on the show. Unlike say 'Joe Millionaire, 'The Swan', or 'Who want to marry my dad?', those shows are pure 100% pap.

Plus it's fun to see real people on TV, you know the ones I'm talking about. Ones that make you feel really good about yourself. Ones that make you say "Damn, and I thought I was weird/strange/dumb."

Last night's show did not fail in the least to deliver.

Here's three that if you saw the show you know what I'm talking about.

First we've got "Flawless."

Yes, that's what he called himself, even though he had trouble getting a complete sentence out without mispronouncing words. He couldn't even say the catch line for HIS cleaning company without f*%#ing it up! And IIRC the line was "Paradise Cleaning...Come home to Paradise" or something like that. Note he was NOT saying this in front of the judges but rather in the hallway on camera.

This, kids, is what happens when you do too many drugs.

Next we've got the "Floating Coaster Guy"

He's an "inventor", but I have yet to figure out why someone would invent a drink coaster that "floated" your drink so that if you set it off center you spilled it. BRILLIANT!!

And upcoming singers should take note not to sing "If I only had a brain" from the Wizard of Oz. Or if you do sing that, please sing it in tune and with some tone.

Finally we've got Zachary, yes Zachary.

This guy was Shocked, SHOCKED that people always mistook him for a girl. HELLO!!

Is it any wonder people think he was a girl? He was wearing a girl's shirt, girl's pants/belt, girl's shoes (HIGH FREAKING HEAL BOOTS!!), has his hair cut like a girl's, weighs about 90lbs, and has a voice like girl's!!

I couldn't tell if both his ears were pierced or if he was wearing makeup.

But from the pic you can tell he pucks his eyebrows, and I don't know any guy that does that unless they want to look like a girl.

I don't know what was funnier. Hearing Zachary say "people mistake me for a girl" or seeing judge Randy Jackson say "Wait, you're a guy? Really?!?"

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Well well......Terrorists DID die in Paki strike.

Pakistan: 4 or 5 Terrorists Died in Strike

At least four foreign terrorists died in the U.S. airstrike purportedly aimed at al-Qaida's No. 2 leader, the provincial government said Tuesday.

A statement by the administration of Bajur, the Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, also said that 10 to 12 foreign extremists had been invited to dinner at the village hit in Friday's attack.

Pakistani intelligence officials have said Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, had been invited to a dinner in the targeted village of Damadola to mark an Islamic holiday but did not show up and sent some aides instead.

The statement was the first official confirmation by Pakistani authorities that foreign militants were killed in the attack, which officials have said also killed innocent civilians.

The provincial government did not identify who the foreigners may have been or who was the target of the missile strike.

"Four or five foreign terrorists have been killed in this missile attack whose dead bodies have been taken away by their companions to hide the real reason of the attack," the statement said, citing the chief official in the Bajur region where Damadola is located.

"It is regrettable that 18 local people lost their lives in the attack, but this fact also cannot be denied, that 10-12 foreign extremists had been invited on a dinner," it said.

Hillary, off to the Plantation.....

At King Event, Mrs. Clinton Denounces G.O.P. Leadership
[Don't ya just love the NYT headlines?]

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking yesterday at a ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissent is not tolerated.

Her comments, made before a predominantly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, drew a harsh response from national Republicans, but black leaders came to her defense.

At the ceremony, Mrs. Clinton, the junior Democratic senator from New York, said that Democrats were largely responsible for much of the nation's progress in areas like civil rights and women's rights.

But she suggested that things had changed in recent years with the Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, according to a transcript of her remarks.

Mrs. Clinton added that the House has been "run like a plantation" under Republicans. "And you know what I am talking about," she said. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument."

Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, accused Mrs. Clinton of using divisive and racially tinged language to score partisan points. "On a day when Americans are focused on honoring Martin Luther King, it is disappointing that Senator Clinton is focused on advancing her own agenda," she said.

But Mrs. Clinton's aides defended the comments, as did black Democratic leaders.

"As she said, under Republican rule the House leadership has stifled real and substantive debate, preventing Democrats from offering amendments and engaging in real discussion," said Philippe Reines, Mrs. Clinton's spokesman.

The New York State Democratic Party chairman, Herman D. Farrell Jr., who is black, said that he agreed with Mrs. Clinton and that it was the Republicans who had played the race card.

"They have been divisive since they got into power," he said.

Representative Gregory W. Meeks of New York City, who is black, also defended Mrs. Clinton, saying that Republicans were simply trying to divert attention from the issue she raised: that the Republican majority in Congress does not tolerate dissent. "The Republicans are trying to deflect the truth," he said. "And Dr. King stood for the truth."

Mrs. Clinton also used the occasion to criticize the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where many poor and black residents complained of being left to fend for themselves in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

The senator compared the mishandling of that emergency to the problems that have plagued the government's efforts to carry out a new drug benefit under the Medicare program for the elderly.

"You know, Hurricane Katrina may have been a natural disaster, but the new Medicare prescription drug benefit is a man-made disaster," she said. ."

I find something funny in this. Not the Plantation remark, there's nothing funny about that and I doubt that Queen pantsuit will be harmed by the remark.

What I find funny is that Hillary is saying there can be no descent in the Republican party yet when the Ice Queen herself makes a blatant racial remark, on MLK day, the democrats fall in line behind HER!

She could have made the point without using the word "plantation."

But to add the caveat "and you know what I'm talking about" as if to say 'You were all slaves once, and don't you forget it' was just par for her Heinous (yes, Heinous not Highness.). She has to remind all the little people of their correct place every now and again don't ya know.....

BTW here's the full quote.

"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about," "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

Poltical Teen has the video.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Jack Bauer on privacy...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

What a MADHOUSE!!!

I went to the gun show yesterday I got a few things.

The place was PACKED. I got there about 10am and the parking lot was already almost full.

Walking around inside was a pain, people were shoulder to shoulder at some points and trying to go against the flow was impossible.

It was like people were going through gun-show withdrawal and had the get a gun fix.

I didn't get everything I wanted.

The place where I normally get my snap caps was out of 9mm and I didn't get anymore hostage targets cause I can't make it to the range in time after work due to the time of the sun setting and there's another gun show in 2 weeks and I can just get them then.

I did get my new trigger/trigger bar for my G30 and installed it today. It's a much nicer feel than that "sports" trigger that comes stock.

I got a few things for my new AR too.

I picked up 1000 rounds of mixed stampted .223 for $160 and two Colt 30 round Magazines.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Things to buy at the gun show.....

There's a gun show coming up this weekend at the Morocco Shrine here in JAX....

Since I'm buying an AR-15 next week, well paying it off once it arrives, I doubt I'll be buying a gun there, but ya never know.

I do need a trigger/trigger bar for a G20/21 to slip into my G30. I don't like that "sports" trigger Glock has on its' compacts.

I need some more snap-caps.

And more of these.............Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

They're only 3 for a $1.......

Dumb range behavior..

So I was at Gateway, the gun range I belong to, here in JAX a few weeks ago @ the 7yrd line and the guy next to me was trying to figure out why his slide lock on his .45 wouldn't catch with an after market mag.

He was only loading one round each time and after each shot he'd stop and try and find the casings he just flung out so he could reload it.

He was on my left so when he shot the casings they went to the right, but they weren't always going to the right and back. Some of them were falling in front of me.

Each time he'd shoot he'd stop, find the casing and pick it up, which sometimes involved CRAWLING UNDER THE BENCH, on a HOT line I might add.

A few times his head was right in front of my bench. So if I was standing at low ready, I would have been aiming at his head.

I had to stop and put down my gun a few times cause of this maroon.

I really should have said something to him but one of the guys, who is a range officer, there was shooting and they seemed to be buddy buddy and he didn't say a word about his behavior.

Do some people just not think when they're around guns?

Something Senator Chuckie said caught my ear.....

I was watching yesterday's Alito hearings this morning before walking out the door and Senator "I have a permit to carry a gun but you can't" Schumer said something that I thought was pretty interesting and telling.

Here's what he said.

SCHUMER: I do have a few other issues that I do want to talk to you about. But, first, there's just a general question on presidential power.

Let's just assume that it was found that the president's right to wiretap people, the way we're discussing it now in terms of the recent NSA revelations, was found constitutional.

Would there be a different standard if, say, the president -- does that necessarily allow the president to then go ahead and go into people's homes here in America, American citizens, without a warrant?

Does the one necessarily lead to the other?

ALITO: I would have to understand -- I would have to see the ground for holding the wiretapping or the electronic surveillance constitutional before seeing whether it would apply in the case of other searches and seizures.

SCHUMER: But let's assume it is constitutional.


Wanna know why Schumer wants to "assume it is constitutional?"


Looked to me like Schumer was trying to set a trap.

Iran threatens to cut links with nuclear watchdog

TIMES ONLINE- Iran threatened today to end its co-operation with the UN atomic watchdog if its controversial nuclear programme is referred to the United Nations Security Council for censure and possible sanctions.

The move would stop the snap inspection of Iranian nuclear facilities and could bring an end to a moratorium on its enrichment of uranium. It would also jeopardise diplomatic negotiations with Britain, France and Germany, the three European powers who have been leading international efforts to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapon technology.

"If the dossier is sent to the Security Council, the European countries will lose the means which are currently at their disposal, because... the government will be obliged, in conformity with the law adopted by parliament, to end all its voluntary measures of cooperation," Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian Foreign Minister, told the IRNA news agency today.

And how would this be different from what they're doing now?

Iran doens't care what the IAEA says. In fact, Iran tells the IAEA where it can and can't search.

Think I'm joking?

Jan 9, 2005

Iran says it will allow United Nations nuclear experts to take environmental samples from a military site to disprove allegations Tehran is secretly developing nuclear weapons.

A foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters Sunday in Tehran that International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors would only take samples from so-called "green areas" at the military site, and not from inside the installation.

Thursday, 13 January, 2005

"It is not necessary for the inspectors to enter the installations. They are authorised to take samples outside (the buildings) using their equipment."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Vietnam Bird Flu Victim

Earlier today I said, "One thing that worries me is that from all the reports on this they never tell you HOW people die from this. IMO That must mean it's really really bad."

Well, here's a few pics of a Bird Flu Victim.

Nurses tend to a 21-year-old man who remains in critical condition with bird flu in the emergency unit of Infectious Disease Ward, Bach Mai Tropical Disease Center, Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, March 15, 2005.

That does not look like a normal Flu to me.......

Now if you'd excuse me I need to go buy a plastic bubble.

GPS for guns.....

Firearms tracking device urged

Saying gun manufacturers should take steps to track guns, a Boston city councilor is proposing that global positioning technology be installed in firearms.

Councilor Rob Consalvo wants to put a tracking device into newly manufactured guns and have legal gun owners retrofit their firearms so owners and police can locate and retrieve stolen guns the same way police use a computer chip to locate stolen cars.

''Let's use that same technology to track weapons so we know where they are when they're stolen or bought illegally," he said. ''I think it's a common-sense idea."

Consalvo has asked Springfield-based Smith & Wesson, one of the world's largest gun manufacturers, to meet with him to discuss the proposal.

Tom Taylor, Smith & Wesson's vice president of marketing, said yesterday that the company had not yet reviewed the proposal, and declined to comment.

Some gun-rights advocates would likely oppose any effort to install tracking devices. Jim Wallace of the Gun Owners' Action League said that tracking devices would threaten individual privacy.

''We don't live in a society where the government starts tracking the things we own," Wallace said. ''It's just simply absurd."

Gun-related arrests have gone up 37 percent in the last year, and gun violence has risen 77 percent in the last three years, Consalvo said. Many guns, he added, are stolen from legal owners or smuggled into Massachusetts from surrounding states and sold illegally at flea markets and gun shows.

Consalvo acknowledged that the cost of manufacturing guns with such a device could be high, but that it would be worth it.

I was just thinking, if we have a GPS device in the guns we could implant chips into everyo.....err criminal's hands so we'd know if the bad people got too close to a gun for their own good.

We could even make it so the chip would shock the peo...err criminals when they got too close to a gun.

Yeah, that's the ticket!


Kerry: "Iran has made a silly decision"

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said on Thursday that Iran was making a dangerous choice in pushing ahead with its nuclear ambitions.

"Iran has made a dangerous and silly decision of confronting not just the U.S. government but the entire international community," Kerry told reporters in the southern Indian technology hub of Hyderabad during a visit to India.

Kerry's statement came as officials from Britain, France and Germany plan to meet their counterparts from China, Russia and the United States in London next week to discuss Iran's decision to restart sensitive nuclear work.

Kerry said Iran could be referred to the U.N. Security Council if the crisis continued.

"If all diplomatic channels fail, we have no choice but to take the issue before the international body," Kerry, a strong proponent of nuclear non-proliferation, said.

Separately in London, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said he thought it highly probable that Iran would be referred to the Security Council over its decision to restart sensitive nuclear work.

Silly? Silly?

Is he f*#%ing serious?


There's nothing "silly" about Iran making the choice to build a nuclear bomb and pissing in the face of the rest of the world while they do it.

Silly is when shoot your co-worker with a rubber ban or put tape on the underside of their mouse and sit back and watch them try and figure out why its not working.

BUILDING A NUCLEAR BOMB on the other hand.......................

And this man wants to be the President!

Awww Crap.........[Bird Flu]

Bird flu 'mutated into more dangerous form'

Bird flu has mutated into a more dangerous form which could breed in humans, according to scientists.

The Vietnamese research has shown the bug is adapting to infect humans in the biggest study of its kind.

The respected Ho Chi Minh Pasteur Institute in Vietnam said it had decoded 24 samples of the H5N1 virus taken from poultry and humans.

The results showed a significant variation of antigen - any foreign substance that stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies.

"The H5N1 type that infected people and waterfowl in early 2005 has several mutations focusing in the important functional parts of the surface proteins," the institute said on its website.

"There has been a mutation allowing the virus to breed effectively on mammal tissue and become highly virulent," it said.

Virus could breed in humans

The study also found a mutation of the PB2 gene in a virus sample from a patient who died in the southern Dong Thap province earlier this year.

Small changes in this gene can make it much easier for the virus to breed in humans making it more deadly.

So would you like a "Mad cow burger" or a "Bird Flu chicken sandwich" for lunch?

Ya know, I really hope the CDC is working on some sort of cure for this. And I'm with Hugh Hewitt on the idea that our local governments need to be working on a quarantine / fowl eradication plan now instead of later.

One thing that worries me is that from all the reports on this they never tell you HOW people die from this.

IMO That must mean it's really really bad.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


My Blog is 1 year old today!!

It just sucks that my new gun isn't here yet!

It's my BBAGA Gun.

Democrats reaction to the Alito hearings.........

"We're F*%#ed.................."

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"And Another Thing … " The Mark Levin blog

Mark Levin's new blog, "And Another Thing … "

The Race-Card Fallback Position

Hell is too good for this villain!

A woman who stopped at a Cottonwood Heights gas station around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday was raped on a restroom floor as she held her 1-year-old son in her arms and her 3-year-old daughter looked on.

The 21-year-old woman stopped at the Phillips 66 at 2235 E. Fort Union Blvd. after her daughter said she needed a restroom, said Salt Lake County sheriff's spokesman Paul Jaroscak.

The woman checked to make sure the restroom door was open, then returned to her car, got her two children and went back in, Jaroscak said. There, a man was waiting for her.

"He told her not to scream, not to flee, or he would hurt the 3-year-old," Jaroscak said.

The woman did not struggle, all of the while holding her 1-year-old son in her arms, he said. After the man left, the woman stayed in the restroom with her children for several minutes. She did not see which direction he left, or if he had a car.

Traumatized and frightened, the woman reported the incident Wednesday after a friend or family member encouraged her to contact police, Jaroscak said.

Her alleged attacker is described as a Latino male who is between 35 and 40 years old; he is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, with a muscular build, short black hair, brown eyes and a teardrop tattoo near the corner of one of his eyes.

The man was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, a navy blue baseball cap and black shoes with a red line on the side. He speaks English with a heavy Spanish accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Reyes at 743-5851 or Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 743-7000.

I hope the gas station has this guy on video so there's a conviction followed by a firing squad.

Sen. Brownback on Justice White

Yesterday I made the point that lefties have no ground to stand on when they say Alito is "replacing" O'Connor. I was glad to see Sen. Brownback make the same point.


Sen. Brownback: I want to take on this point of the reservation of certain seats on the bench for certain philosophies, which it seems as if we've heard a great deal about today, that you need to be like Sandra Day O'Connor in judicial philosophy to be able to go on her seat on the bench.

Some interest groups have put forward that philosophy and argued that you deserve closer scrutiny because you do not appear to have the same philosophy or are even in opposition if it is not determined that you do not have that same judicial philosophy.

If this testimony suggests that that would change the ideological balance, if you would change the ideological balance, therefore you should not be approved, I would say that that notion is not anywhere in the understanding of the role of the judges.

BROWNBACK: It creates a double standard for your approval and looks conveniently -- it looks suspiciously convenient for the opposition to put forward.

Seats on the bench are not reserved for causes or interests. They're given to those who will uphold the rule of law so long as the nominee is well-qualified to interpret and apply the law.

This has long been the case of the Supreme Court. And I want to note here that, historically, the make-up of the court has changed just as elected branches have change.

In fact, nearly half of the justices, 46 of 109, who have served on the Supreme Court replaced justices appointed by a different political party.

In recent years, even as the court has become an increasingly political body, the Senate is not focused on preserving any perceived ideological balance when Democrat presidents have appointed people to the court.

The best example of that is the Senate rejecting that notion when Ruth Bader Ginsburg came in front of the Senate and was approved 96-3 to be on the Supreme Court to replace conservative justice Byron White. This is in 1993.

Now, Justice Ginsburg, it was noted earlier, was a general counsel for the ACLU, certainly a liberal group. It was abundantly clear during the confirmation hearing that Ginsburg would swing the balance of the court to the left.

But because President Clinton won the election and because Justice Ginsburg clearly had the intellectual ability and integrity to serve on the court, she was confirmed.

BROWNBACK: During her hearing, hardly any mention was made about balance with Justice White. The only discussion occurred about Justice White was when Senator Kohl, our colleague, asked her what she thought of Justice White's career, and she started off by saying that she was not an athlete.

History has shown that she did, in fact, dramatically change the balance of the court in many critical areas, such as abortion, the privacy debate expansion and child pornography. And I have behind me three of the key cases where Justice White ruled one way, even wrote the majority opinion, and Justice Ginsburg ruled the other way, with the majority.

You talk about a swing of balance, and yet the issue wasn't even raised at Justice Ginsburg's confirmation hearing. And yet now it seems as if that's the paramount issue -- not only the paramount issue, it actually makes you have to go to a higher standard to be approved.

And that's just simply not the way we've operated in the past, nor is it the way we should operate now.

As I stated at Justice Roberts' hearing, the court's injected itself into many of the political debates of our day. And as my colleague Senator Cornyn has mentioned, the court's injected itself in the definition of marriage, deciding whether or not human life is worth protecting, permitting government to transfer private property from one person to another, even interpreting the Constitution on the basis of foreign and international laws.

The Supreme Court has also issued and never reversed a number of decisions that are repugnant to the Constitution's vision of human dignity and equality.

Although cases like Brown v. Board of Education in my state are famous for correcting constitutional and court errors, there remain several other instances in which the court strayed and stayed beyond the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

BROWNBACK: Among the most famous of these Supreme Court cases of exercise of political power I believe are the cases of Roe V. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two 1973 cases based on false statements which created a constitutional right to abortion.

And you can claim whatever you want to of being pro-life or pro- choice, but the right to a abortion is not in the Constitution. The court created it. It created a constitutional right. And these decisions removed a fully appropriate political judgment from the people of the several states and has led to many adverse consequences.

For instance, it's led to the almost complete killing of a whole class of people in America. As I noted to my colleagues in the Roberts' hearings, this year -- this year -- between 80 percent to 90 percent of the children in America diagnosed with Down's Syndrome will be killed in the womb simply because they have a positive genetic test which can be wrong, and is often wrong, but they would have a positive genetic test for Down's Syndrome and they will be killed.

America is poorer because of such a policy. We are at our best when we help the weakest. The weak make us strong. To kill them makes us all the poorer, insensitive, calloused and jaded.

Roe has made it not only possible, but has found it constitutional to kill a whole class of people, simply because of their genetic make-up.

BROWNBACK: This is the effect of Roe.

I think this is a proper issue for us to consider and the judge you're replacing noted one time, quote, "that the court's unworkable scheme for constitutionalizing abortion has had the institutional, debilitating effect should not be surprising -- has had this institutionally debilitating effect and should be surprising since the court is not suited to the expansive role it has claimed for itself in the series of cases that began with Roe."

You will have many issues in front of you, many that we won't discuss here in front of this committee.

I think it unfortunate that we only narrow in on so few of the cases that you're likely to hear in front of you, and yet that's the nature of the day because they're the hot, political, heat-seeking cases.

You're undoubtedly qualified. You were cited by the ABA to be unanimously well-qualified.

I look forward to a thorough discussion and a hopeful approval of you to be able to join the Supreme Court of the United States.

Here's the full transcripts.

​​​​Transcript: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel
Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court Part I of II

​​​​Transcript: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel
Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court Part II of II

Iran removes UN seals from nuclear facility


Iran has removed seals from a nuclear facility and will begin research there in the coming hours, the UN nuclear watchdog the IAEA has confirmed.

The move ends a two-year suspension of research, and could result in Tehran being referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.

The European Union said the move violated a deal it had with Iran.

Western countries fear Iran's nuclear programme could be used to make atomic bombs, but Tehran denies such a goal.

It says the project is for the peaceful production of energy only.

"What we [have resumed] is merely in the field of research, not more than that," the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Saeedi, said on Tuesday.

"We distinguish between research on nuclear fuel technology and production of nuclear fuel. Production of nuclear fuel remains suspended."

Right now the UN is breaking out their thesaurus to whip up a very harshly worded document to tell Iran not to do this again or they'll send them yet another harshly worded document.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Own3d cat...

If I hear one more lefty say ......

...... "Judge Alito is 'replacing' Sandra Day O'Connor." I think I'm gonna pop!

Sam Alito is not "replacing" anyone, he's filling a vacant seat on the SCOTUS.

Yet we've got DiFi and Kate Michelman, ex-pres of NARAL, among others saying exactly that.

HUME: What else concerns you, Senator Feinstein, about this nomination?

FEINSTEIN: Well, obviously, I come from a state that is 71 percent supportive of Roe. The American people, according to the latest ABC poll — 60 percent supportive of Roe. This is a pivotal question. And he's in a pivotal spot because of Sandra Day O'Connor's particular position on the court, where she was dispositive in so many 5-4 votes.


MR. RUSSERT: So unless he pledges to uphold Roe v. Wade, he should be filibustered.

MS. MICHELMAN: Well, I don’t think Roe v. Wade and whether Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned is really the issue. That’s a parlor game inside of Washington. What is at issue is the individual right to privacy and dignity for American women and the issue of who’s going to get to decide the most intimate aspects of our lives. Judge Alito replaces Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a justice who was the critical and decisive fifth vote that protected women’s legal rights, including their right to reproductive choice, and Judge Alito’s record indicates very clearly that he approaches the law very different from Justice O’Connor, that he will swing the court dangerously and differently against women’s rights and not just our right to reproductive freedom but, you know, our rights to affirmative action.


For this to be true and for the Democrats to have ANY argument then they should have been up in arms when Ruth Bader Ginsburg "replaced" Byron White.


If a President had to "replace" a Justice with one of the same judicial view, then Clinton should have appointed one with the exact views of Justice White instead of Ginsburg who held the exact opposite views.


Sen. Dorgan too...

Dorgan said senators will "take note" that Alito is replacing O'Connor, a swing vote on abortion and other issues.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Palestinian kids "get well" signs for Sharon

A Palestinian boy, part of a group calling itself the "Mini Palestinian Parliament" displays a banner as he distributes sweets and flowers on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Rafah Refugee Camp, in the southern Gaza Strip. They are celebrating after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was placed in a coma following a massive stroke. Sharon is fighting for his life after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage on Jan. 4, he has undergone surgery to stop bleeding in his brain, and is in a stable but severe condition in the Hadassah hospital, Jerusalem.

A Palestinian boy, part of a group calling itself the "Mini Palestinian Parliament" displays a banner as he distributes sweets and flowers on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Rafah Refugee Camp, in the southern Gaza Strip. They are celebrating after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was placed in a coma following a massive stroke. Sharon is fighting for his life after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage on Jan. 4, he has undergone surgery to stop bleeding in his brain, and is in a stable but severe condition in the Hadassah hospital, Jerusalem.


I wonder if they'll be sayibg the same thing after Netanyahu gets elected in a few months?

Bumper sticker.....

Saw this on the drive into work today.

Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Abramoff money went to Dems. too.

It seems the MSM is doing it's damnedest to make it look like money from Abramoff was going to just Repubs.

Here's a list of Dems. that also got money from him.

* Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500
* Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500
* Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250
* Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000
* Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250
* Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765
* Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500
* Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950
* Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000
* Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500
* Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792
* Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300
* Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000
* Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000
* Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250
* Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750
* Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000
* Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000
* Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250
* Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300
* Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550
* Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000
* Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000
* Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000
* Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830
* Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891
* Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550
* Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991
* Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168
* Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200
* Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500
* Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300
* Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500
* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941
* Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000
* Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500
* Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300
* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550
* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250
* Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250

Abramoff Lobbying & Political Contributions to Democrats,
per FEC Records
# # # # #

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700
Democratic National Cmte $65,720
Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $42,500
Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $36,000
Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500
Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000
Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500
Democratic Party of Michigan $23,000
Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $20,600
Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) $19,000
Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) $17,500
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $15,500
Democratic Party of Oklahoma $15,000
Chris John (D-La) $15,000
John Breaux (D-La) $13,750
Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) $13,600
Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo) $12,000
Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) $11,500
Barney Frank (D-Mass) $11,100
Max Baucus (D-Mont) $11,000
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) $10,000
Democratic Party of North Dakota $10,000
Nick Rahall (D-WVa) $10,000
Democratic Party of South Dakota $9,500
Democratic Party of Minnesota $9,000
Ron Kind (D-Wis) $9,000
Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $8,500
Joe Baca (D-Calif) $8,000
Dick Durbin (D-Ill) $8,000
Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) $7,523
Tim Johnson (D-SD) $7,250
Democratic Party of New Mexico $6,250
Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) $6,000
David E. Bonior (D-Mich) $5,000
Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) $5,000
Democratic Party of Montana $5,000
Fritz Hollings (D-SC) $5,000
Jay Inslee (D-Wash) $5,000
Thomas P. Keefe Jr. (D-Wash) $5,000
Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) $5,000
Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) $5,000
Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) $4,500
Tom Carper (D-Del) $4,000
Kent Conrad (D-ND) $4,000
Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis) $4,000
Sander Levin (D-Mich) $4,000
Robert T. Matsui (D-Calif) $4,000
George Miller (D-Calif) $4,000
Kalyn Cherie Free (D-Okla) $3,500
James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) $3,500
Charles J. Melancon (D-La) $3,100
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) $3,000
Cal Dooley (D-Calif) $3,000
John B. Larson (D-Conn) $3,000
David R. Obey (D-Wis) $3,000
Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) $3,000
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) $3,000
Richard M. Romero (D-NM) $3,000
Brad Sherman (D-Calif) $3,000
Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) $3,000
Max Cleland (D-Ga) $2,500
Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) $2,500
Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) $2,500
Bill Luther (D-Minn) $2,250
Gene Taylor (D-Miss) $2,250
Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) $2,000
Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $2,000
Dan Boren (D-Okla) $2,000
Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) $2,000
John D. Dingell (D-Mich) $2,000
Doug Dodd (D-Okla) $2,000
Ned Doucet (D-La) $2,000
Lane Evans (D-Ill) $2,000
Sam Farr (D-Calif) $2,000
John Neely Kennedy (D-La) $2,000
Carl Levin (D-Mich) $2,000
Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) $2,000
Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) $2,000
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) $2,000
Adam Schiff (D-Calif) $2,000
Ronnie Shows (D-Miss) $2,000
Adam Smith (D-Wash) $2,000
Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif) $2,000
Mike Thompson (D-Calif) $2,000
Maxine Waters (D-Calif) $2,000
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) $1,500
Norm Dicks (D-Wash) $1,500
John Kerry (D-Mass) $1,400
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) $1,000
Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) $1,000
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) $1,000
Jim Costa (D-Calif) $1,000
Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) $1,000
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) $1,000
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $1,000
Tim Holden (D-Pa) $1,000
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) $1,000
Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) $1,000
Jim Maloney (D-Conn) $1,000
David Phelps (D-Ill) $1,000
Charles S. Robb (D-Va) $1,000
Brian David Schweitzer (D-Mont) $1,000
Pete Stark (D-Calif) $1,000
Gloria Tristani (D-NM) $1,000
Derrick B. Watchman (D-Ariz) $1,000
Rick Weiland (D-SD) $1,000
Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) $1,000
Ron Wyden (D-Ore) $1,000
Bob Borski (D-Pa) $720
Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) $500
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) $500
Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) $500
Democratic Party of Washington $500
Barbara Lee (D-Calif) $500
Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) $500

Grand Total $1,541,673

Clinton Fund-Raising Group Is Fined for Understating Gifts

By JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
January 5, 2006

A fund-raising committee for Senator Clinton's 2000 campaign has agreed to pay a $35,000 civil penalty and to concede that reports it made to the federal government understated by more than $700,000 donations to a California celebrity gala held to benefit her Senate bid.

The agreement between the committee, New York Senate 2000, and the Federal Election Commission ends the campaign finance regulation agency's inquiry into a complaint filed in 2001 by an entrepreneur who financed the fund-raising concert, Peter Paul.

"The civil payment assessed to New York Senate 2000 resolves the question of underreported in-kind contributions, and there will be no further action on this matter," an attorney for the fundraising committee, Marc Elias, said.

The conciliation agreement, approved at a Federal Election Commission meeting last month, has not yet been made public. However, three sources with knowledge of the terms outlined the deal to The New York Sun.

Under the agreement, the committee will amend its public reports to show that Paul's in-kind gifts to the fund-raising concert were understated by $721,895. The committee and its treasurer, Andrew Grossman, agreed that there was probable cause to believe that the filings violated federal campaign finance law. However, the committee claimed that it relied on "reasonable processes" to verify the data it filed.

A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Philippe Reines, said the senator was not available for an interview yesterday.

A Republican campaign finance lawyer, Jan Baran, said of the settlement, "$35,000 is not chopped liver but it's not a big amount at the FEC."

The star-studded and star-crossed fund-raising event, held on August 13, 2000, has produced years of trouble for Mrs. Clinton and her campaign staff. The dinner and concert took place on a Brentwood estate just prior to the opening of the Democratic National Convention. Celebrities such as Cher, Jennifer Aniston, and Muhammad Ali offered performances and tributes to President and Mrs. Clinton from an elaborate outdoor stage specially constructed for the event.

A few days after the gala, the good feeling evaporated when the Washington Post reported that a key backer of the event, Paul, had three felony drug and fraud convictions from the 1970s and 1980s. Aides to Mrs. Clinton moved to distance her from the controversy, insisting that the primary financial support for the event came from Paul's publicly traded company, Stan Lee Media.

As Mrs. Clinton cruised to victory, the firm, which planned to produce cartoon-related Internet features, collapsed. Paul departed for Brazil and was later charged with stock fraud. The FBI opened an investigation into the 2000 fund-raising gala and Paul's claims that he paid nearly $2 million in expenses for the event, far more than the roughly $366,000 originally reported to the Federal Election Commission.

In late 2003, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted the national finance director for Mrs. Clinton, David Rosen, on four counts of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with federal authorities. The finance aide faced up to 20 years in prison.

Following a three-week-long trial in May 2005, a jury acquitted Mr. Rosen of all charges. Jurors said that spending on the gala clearly spiraled out of control, but prosecutors failed to prove that Mr. Rosen was aware of what was happening.

Mr. Elias, the lawyer for New York Senate 2000, stressed that both Mrs. Clinton and her campaign were cleared by the Federal Election Commission probe. "This agreement makes clear that there was no violation of federal election law by the Hillary Rodham Clinton for Senate Committee in connection with the August 13, 2000 event," he said in a statement.

In an interview yesterday, Paul said he was pleased with the Federal Election Commission's action. "The impact is everything I've been saying for four years is true. I gave a million-two. They lied about it," he said.

Paul vigorously disputed Mr. Elias's assertion that Mrs. Clinton and her campaign were not involved in the inaccurate reporting. "For Hillary to say she had nothing to do with this, again, is disingenuous," Paul said. "This is the biggest contribution to her campaign."

Paul noted that letters and legal papers sent to Mrs. Clinton through her attorney in 2001 included canceled checks showing his outlays for the gala concert, but the campaign continued to reaffirm the reports omitting those expenses."Not only did they ignore them, they hid them," he alleged.

Mr. Baran said the committees had a duty to fix their filings promptly if they were wrong. "If you're on notice that something that you previously reported is inaccurate, you're expected to amend your reports," he said.

New York Senate 2000 was set up by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Mrs. Clinton's campaign to hold events where donations could be made in excess of the $2,000 a person limit under federal law at the time. The donations and the expenses for each fund-raiser were split between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Committee.

At Mr. Rosen's trial, campaign aides testified that they were instructed to keep expenses low, even those borne by outside parties, in order to maximize the amount of so-called "hard money" that could be transferred to the Clinton campaign. Prosecutors suggested this was the motive for the underreporting. However, a Federal Election Commission analysis released at the trial found that a bookkeeper's decision to pay more expenses with hard money than the law required meant that, in the end, the understatement of Paul's in-kind donations did not benefit Mrs. Clinton's bid. Her campaign netted just $57,000 from the event, though more than $1 million went to national Democratic coffers.

The Federal Election Commission's action could be a boon to Paul, who has entered a guilty plea to a count of stock manipulation in connection with the failure of Stan Lee Media. Paul is awaiting sentencing and his cooperation with the election agency's probe could result in a more lenient sentence. "The more that my allegations are borne out as true, the better I can rehabilitate the image that's been created of me," he said. "I'm not a totally corrupt individual."

Mr. Elias said New York Senate 2000 would pay the $35,000 civil penalty, but it was not immediately clear whether Mrs. Clinton's campaign, the Democratic Senate committee, or a donor would pick up the tab. As of a few months ago, the all but defunct joint committee had only $3,452 on hand and reported unpaid legal bills of about $78,000.

The $35,000 penalty assessed against New York Senate 2000 is relatively mild compared to others imposed by the Federal Election Commission. In 2003, Senator Schumer's 1998 re-election bid was fined $130,000. In 1999, a committee supporting Republicans running for federal office in New York was hit with a $128,000 penalty.

The Clintons are also facing a civil suit from Paul in which he claims the campaign contributions were part of a scheme to defraud him and interfere with his business dealings. Paul asserts that Mr. Clinton promised to join the board of Stan Lee Media but backed out of the deal and contributed to the company's failure. A California appeals court recently gave Mrs. Clinton another chance to be dismissed from the suit, but it appears the litigation against Mr. Clinton will move forward even if she is dropped from the case.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006



Is that an MP-40?

Saddam Hussein prefers dying by firing squad

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Jailed former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein told two of his lawyers that if he is sentenced to death for war crimes, he would rather die by firing squad than by hanging, The Washington Times said.

"I don't value this life that much. Every human being has his time to go," lawyer Issam Ghazzawi said Saddam told him when they met in a basement of a Baghdad courthouse on December 7 during a break in his trial.

Ghazzawi said he and former US attorney general Ramsey Clark raised the possibility that the former dictator might be sentenced to death if convicted of war crimes.

"I am the commander in chief... I prefer it to be by firing squad," Saddam answered, according to the lawyer, adding that it was "the right way" to execute a military leader.

The ousted Iraqi ruler, who is blamed for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people during his 25-year regime but is currently facing charges of ordering the 1982 massacre of 140 people, said he was innocent of the charges but pessimistic about his future.

"Of course I'm not guilty, but I know they want me dead," Saddam said. "Threatening me with death doesn't mean anything," he told the two lawyers. "I don't care less. The life of any one Iraqi is no less valuable than mine."

During his five-hour meeting with Ghazzawi and Clark, Saddam also praised the insurgency, saying it had prevented US attempts to "formulate a new world".

"They tried in Iraq and failed badly, so by standing against (US President George W.) Bush we are protecting other countries and regions of the world. Now the US will think a thousand times before daring to attack another country," he said, according to Ghazzawi.

Saddam also predicted that US occupation of Iraq would not last much longer.

"The Iraqi people are patriotic; they cannot accept foreign rule. Any aggression will be resisted to the end.

"The Americans with their allies will fly out of Iraq very soon, and their puppets will leave even before the Americans," Saddam said.

Saddam's trial is set to resume January 24 after two consecutive hearings December 21 and 22.

OK. So what are they waiting for? Kill the SOB.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Blogs 4 Bauer

It's almost that time of year again!!!

24 TIME!!

My New Gun Safe

As promised here's a few pics of my new gun safe with optional attack cats.

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Yes, the date on the pics is wrong and pay no attention to the folded up Heineken boxes under the front, I needed to tilt it back a bit since it's on carpet.

Maryland Congregants Robbed at Church

BALTIMOREA gunman burst into a church service Sunday evening and robbed several members of the congregation, authorities said.

About 50 people were attending the service at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Bel Air when a man entered brandishing a handgun, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. No injuries were reported.

Wearing dark clothing and a ski mask, the thief ordered several children and their father to go up the aisles getting purses and wallets, then put them on a pile on the floor, said the Rev. Craig McLaughlin, who was in the front pew when the gunman barged in from the rear of the church.

He gathered them in a bag and, after ordering congregants to the front of the church, fled with an undetermined amount of cash and valuables, police said.

Several worshippers called police on their cell phones after he fled.

And people wonder why I like that you can legally carry a gun in churches here in FL.....

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Church robbed during service

By Gary Emerling