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Stratego for Democrats

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

Read the whole thing. Laughed so hard I almost pulled out the stitches from my wisdom teeth removal!

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Stratego for Democrats

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

Read the whole thing. Laughed so hard I almost pulled out the stitches from my wisdom teeth removal!

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War in Australia: The Sydney Riots

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

HT to PajamasMedia for the link to 2gb.
The talk radio station I’m listening to from Sydney seems to suggest the end of multi-culturalism in Australia. It’s fascinating listening, and very frightening. Send the station an email, letting them know that our ally down under is in our prayers.

Not only PajamasMedia is covering the story, but also the Australian.

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Tookie and the Death Penalty

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

I am a proponent of the Death Penalty. I think it is a necessary evil and should be used in a more effective manner. Sitting on death row for 28 years is by no means a deterrent.

However, we would be misguided not to consider the individual being executed. Stanley “Tookie” Williams was convicted in 1981 for gunning down convenience store clerk Albert Owens, 26, at a 7-Eleven in Whittier, Calif., and killing Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, as well as the couple’s daughter Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, at the Los Angeles motel they owned. While Tookie consistently claimed his innocence in court, witnesses at the trial said he boasted about the killings, saying, “You should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him.”

Tookie was a founding member of the Crips street gang, and cause more havoc in his day than had been seen up to that point, not to mention the untold terror and chaos the gang he helped create has reeked upon society.

Given all of that there have been claims as of late that he was truly and innocent man, and besides, even if he was guilty, he redeemed himself in prison, by eventually speaking out against gang violence and by writing a few children’s books aimed at deterring them from gangs. What wasn’t mentioned, were the countless prison riots he participated in, or his continued chaotic behavior behind bars.

I am a man of forgiveness and I truly hope he did turn himself around as he had claimed. I truly do hope he had redeemed himself, and I personally will pray for his soul. Tookie is dead, may he and his victims rest in peace.

May God’s will be done.

Adam Housley wrote a great closing for his article on FoxNews.com

My closing thoughts are simple: I was nervous at first, unsure what to expect. I now understand this process is choreographed down to the number of surgical gloves in the execution chamber. The lethal injection execution is clinical, it is sterile and in the minds of a great majority of California voters, it is a just process. I leave with an understanding and with an experience I will never forget. My thoughts as I sit here outside the damp cold gates of San Quentin are with the victims and the incredible hurt their families have endured and will endure throughout their lifetimes. Stanley Tookie Williams has paid the ultimate price. And as the governor stated, he never seemed to show any remorse. –source

For a longer discussion of the death penalty, check out The Balance of Power.

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More Classic Works

Posted by zaphriel on December 13, 2005

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Stratego for Democrats

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

Read the whole thing. Laughed so hard I almost pulled out the stitches from my wisdom teeth removal!

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War in Australia: The Sydney Riots

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

HT to PajamasMedia for the link to 2gb.
The talk radio station I’m listening to from Sydney seems to suggest the end of multi-culturalism in Australia. It’s fascinating listening, and very frightening. Send the station an email, letting them know that our ally down under is in our prayers.

Not only PajamasMedia is covering the story, but also the Australian.

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Tookie and the Death Penalty

Posted by zaphriel on December 13, 2005

I am a proponent of the Death Penalty. I think it is a necessary evil and should be used in a more effective manner. Sitting on death row for 28 years is by no means a deterrent.

However, we would be misguided not to consider the individual being executed. Stanley �Tookie� Williams was convicted in 1981 for gunning down convenience store clerk Albert Owens, 26, at a 7-Eleven in Whittier, Calif., and killing Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, as well as the couple’s daughter Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, at the Los Angeles motel they owned. While Tookie consistently claimed his innocence in court, witnesses at the trial said he boasted about the killings, saying, “You should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him.”

Tookie was a founding member of the Crips street gang, and cause more havoc in his day than had been seen up to that point, not to mention the untold terror and chaos the gang he helped create has reeked upon society.

Given all of that there have been claims as of late that he was truly and innocent man, and besides, even if he was guilty, he redeemed himself in prison, by eventually speaking out against gang violence and by writing a few children�s books aimed at deterring them from gangs. What wasn�t mentioned, were the countless prison riots he participated in, or his continued chaotic behavior behind bars.

I am a man of forgiveness and I truly hope he did turn himself around as he had claimed. I truly do hope he had redeemed himself, and I personally will pray for his soul. Tookie is dead, may he and his victims rest in peace.

May God�s will be done.

Adam Housley wrote a great closing for his article on FoxNews.com

My closing thoughts are simple: I was nervous at first, unsure what to expect. I now understand this process is choreographed down to the number of surgical gloves in the execution chamber. The lethal injection execution is clinical, it is sterile and in the minds of a great majority of California voters, it is a just process. I leave with an understanding and with an experience I will never forget. My thoughts as I sit here outside the damp cold gates of San Quentin are with the victims and the incredible hurt their families have endured and will endure throughout their lifetimes. Stanley Tookie Williams has paid the ultimate price. And as the governor stated, he never seemed to show any remorse. –source

For a longer discussion of the death penalty, check out The Balance of Power.

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Murtha For the Blogosphere

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

December 12th, 2005

From the desk of Congressman John Murtha, proudly serving Pennsylvania’s 12th District:

It would appear that conservatives have invaded Gun-Totin’ Liberal. In fact, based on the complaints of those on the Left, who I’ve heard from each and every day, there appears to be little difference between those on the Right and the Zarqawi terrorists of Iraq. They have apparently “taken over” the site, leaving poor ‘ole GTL with a very conservative site upon his return, despite the best efforts of those on the Left to fight back.

It would appear the Leftward contributors to GTL have become targets for conservative bloggers and readers, to such an extent that it is increasingly impossible for the Left contributors to complete their mission. In fact, according to one of the leaders on the Left, ” The idea that we can actually win at GTL is just plain wrong.” He went on to compare Gun-Totin’ Liberal to a bloggish quaqmire, repeating the word Vietnam many times throughout his statement.

Since those contributors on the Left, and their readers, feel threatened, indeed terrorized, by the evil conservative insurgents in their midst, I would recommend the following strategy:

That all liberal bloggers leave immediately, in an orderly fashion, but as quickly as possible. This would decrease the chances of taking hits from well known conservative insurgents like Republican Vet.

That a quick reaction force of elite leftward bloggers be established to maintain a token “presence on GTL.

That an “over the horizon” force of leftward bloggers be established on friendly blogs, like Daily Kos, or Wonkette . This elite force could monitor the situation on GTL, and be ready to HALOscan in to make surgical comments on key posts, while still maintaining enough distance to keep from actually having to confront the Conservative insurgents.

And finally, that a group of leftward bloggers open diplomatic negotiations with the conservative insurgents of Gun-Totin’ Liberal, seeking a solution to the ongoing rightward tilt of the site.

Hope this strategy helps the brave bloggers of the Left on GTL. It’s the best strategy we of the Democrat Party have been able to come up with.

Sincerely,
John “Jack” Murtha (who served in Vietnam)
With input from Chairman Howard Dean, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and former Presidential John Kerry (who served in Vietnam).

—cross posted at Gun-Totin’ Liberal

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Murtha For the Blogosphere

Posted by Mark on December 13, 2005

December 12th, 2005

From the desk of Congressman John Murtha, proudly serving Pennsylvania’s 12th District:

It would appear that conservatives have invaded Gun-Totin’ Liberal. In fact, based on the complaints of those on the Left, who I’ve heard from each and every day, there appears to be little difference between those on the Right and the Zarqawi terrorists of Iraq. They have apparently “taken over” the site, leaving poor ‘ole GTL with a very conservative site upon his return, despite the best efforts of those on the Left to fight back.

It would appear the Leftward contributors to GTL have become targets for conservative bloggers and readers, to such an extent that it is increasingly impossible for the Left contributors to complete their mission. In fact, according to one of the leaders on the Left, ” The idea that we can actually win at GTL is just plain wrong.” He went on to compare Gun-Totin’ Liberal to a bloggish quaqmire, repeating the word Vietnam many times throughout his statement.

Since those contributors on the Left, and their readers, feel threatened, indeed terrorized, by the evil conservative insurgents in their midst, I would recommend the following strategy:

That all liberal bloggers leave immediately, in an orderly fashion, but as quickly as possible. This would decrease the chances of taking hits from well known conservative insurgents like Republican Vet.

That a quick reaction force of elite leftward bloggers be established to maintain a token “presence on GTL.

That an “over the horizon” force of leftward bloggers be established on friendly blogs, like Daily Kos, or Wonkette . This elite force could monitor the situation on GTL, and be ready to HALOscan in to make surgical comments on key posts, while still maintaining enough distance to keep from actually having to confront the Conservative insurgents.

And finally, that a group of leftward bloggers open diplomatic negotiations with the conservative insurgents of Gun-Totin’ Liberal, seeking a solution to the ongoing rightward tilt of the site.

Hope this strategy helps the brave bloggers of the Left on GTL. It’s the best strategy we of the Democrat Party have been able to come up with.

Sincerely,
John “Jack” Murtha (who served in Vietnam)
With input from Chairman Howard Dean, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and former Presidential John Kerry (who served in Vietnam).

—cross posted at Gun-Totin’ Liberal

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