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Archive for February 17th, 2006

Video Friday – America’s Heroes

Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006

Special Update:
“cause girls only like guys that have special updates…”

Napoleon Dynamite / Utah State Fair Videos


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Why is this news?

Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006

Cheers Greet Cheney at Appearance in Wyo.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – His face marked with tiny birdshot wounds, the lawyer shot by Vice President Dick Cheney while quail hunting left a hospital Friday, saying “accidents do and will happen” and apologizing for the trouble the incident had caused the vice president.

“My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with,” Harry Whittington said, his voice a bit raspy but strong in his first comments since being shot on a South Texas ranch six days earlier.

The Austin attorney spoke less than 20 minutes before Cheney made his first public appearance since the shooting, receiving a rousing ovation from legislators in his home state of Wyoming.

Not to mention, very little of the story had anything to do with the headline, as you can see, it was the third paragraph before it was even mentioned…

I hate NON-News news…

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Debunking the Katrina Myths: Popular Mechanics

Posted by Mark on February 17, 2006

I posted the initial analysis of the House Report on Katrina from Popular Mechanics. In the March issue, PM takes the analysis further, showing the staggering lies that have been perpetuated by the MSM, Oprah, and the Defeatocrats. My friends on the left are welcome to comment, but read the article first, then ask if you are commenting from your emotions or with facts. If you do those two things, this should keep the ranting to a minimum.

The article takes the most cherished myths of Katrina head-on, beginning with this one:

MYTH: “The aftermath of Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history.”–Aaron Broussard, president, Jefferson Parish, La., Meet the Press, NBC, Sept. 4, 2005

REALITY: Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction, one that was compounded by impassioned news anchors. In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest–and fastest-rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm’s landfall.

One of my favorite myths is that Katrina was “the storm of the Century,” a vicious Category 5 storm as it hit New Orleans. Oopsie. Wrong again. At some point the facts will come out. This PM article is the beginning.
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World Climate Report: Common Sense Environmentalism

Posted by Mark on February 17, 2006

World Climate Report is a great place to find the latest on the ever changing scare tactics of the environmentalist wacko movement. They have a complete summary of Dr. Hansen’s past theatrics, leading to his current headline grab. Great blog to counter the MSM meme of Global Warming, impending disaster, world ending tripe.

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‘Accidents Do and Will Happen’

Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006


Whittington: Accidents Happen

The hunter shot by Dick Cheney said Friday that “accidents do and will happen” and said he is sorry for all the hullabaloo and scrutiny the incident has brought upon the vice president and his family.

“This past weekend encompassed all of us in a cloud of misfortune and a sadness that is not easy to explain, especially to those who are not familiar with the great sport of quail hunting,” said Austin attorney Harry Whittington. “We all assume certain risks in whatever we do … accidents do and will happen and that’s what happened.”

He added: “My family and I are deeply sorry for all Vice President Cheney and his family had to go through this week. …We hope he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation he deserves.”

I can’t say it any better.

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The Insanity Continues…

Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006


Pakistani Cleric Issues Fatwa Over Cartoons

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad caricatures, as thousands rallied across the country Friday and authorities arrested scores of protesters.

Police put another Islamist leader under house detention amid fears religious radicals would incite more deadly demonstrations after Friday prayers. Five people have been killed in Pakistan this week during protests, but most demonstrations Friday were peaceful.

I feel like we are beating a dead horse here. This is one of those things I wish would just go away, but unlike a liberal I will not bury my head in the sand… Read the rest of this entry »

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The Syrian Backfire

Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006

The Cartoon Riots Backfire

Syria’s attempt to leverage Moslem anger, over the Danish cartoons of Mohammed that have recently been published in some Western newspapers, seems to have backfired. By permitting the protest demonstrations against several Western embassies to turn into riots, the Syrian government appears to have been attempting to refurbish its connections with Islam. But some analysts in the region believe that the actual result has been to encourage anti-government Islamic extremists. This pattern is being seen in many Moslem nations, most of them run by dictators that normally do not allow free expression by the people.

Hmmm. what’s more important, making the American’s look bad, or keeping control of your dictatorship?

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Posted by zaphriel on February 17, 2006

Klinger8.jpgWhere will Klinger go?

Army Gives Away Last MASH Unit

UZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – The U.S. Army said goodbye to its last MASH on Thursday, handing over the green tents, emergency room and surgical tables to Pakistani doctors and nurses who had never seen the hit TV show that made the field hospital a household name in America.

For the past four months, the 212th MASH – or Mobile Army Surgical Hospital – has been stationed in a mountain valley in northern Pakistan treating survivors of the Oct. 8 earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people.

me-the ral mash 1950.jpgThe military decided to donate the MASH – worth $4.6 million – to Pakistan because the Army is switching to a new approach, called “combat support hospital.” The new system is more flexible, with surgical squads that can go out into the field instead of waiting for patients to be flown in.

It truly is an end of an era, as we transition or military to a more flexible state. The day of the country to country war is over and we must adapt. Our portable forward facilities are being replaced with fast response units and reach back. No longer will America require a three month gen-up time, and our rear footprints are now greatly reduced. All of these things are good, and will serve us well in the future.

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An Interesting Story, But Not For the Reasons You Think

Posted by Mark on February 17, 2006

You’ve really got to look past the accusations in this story to see what’s important. Under the usual scare tactics of Greenland melting, and Day After Tomorrow scenarios, is this interesting line, supposedly from, according to the bio, “President Bush’s top modeller.” (I’m thinking Laura is his top model,but that’s a different story…:

Our understanding of what is going on is very new. Today’s forecasts of sea-level rise use climate models of the ice sheets that say they can only disintegrate over a thousand years or more. But we can now see that the models are almost worthless. They treat the ice sheets like a single block of ice that will slowly melt. But what is happening is much more dynamic.

Now the interesting line there is his admission that the current models are “almost worthless.” Wait, aren’t these the models that have been used to scare us for years now? And hasn’t he been one of those using those models? And if the situation is so “dynamic” then what makes his prediction so much more accurate now?

Under the conspiracy theories, and this man’s own hurt pride, may be the truth. The truth is that environmental models present what their “modellers” plug in to them. Perhaps the reason he was “gagged” as this biased report states is that he is wrong, and wanting to incite the kind of panic so common to the environmental movement today. And, by the way. If he was so “gagged” why is this report out there, and why does he still have a job? Strikes me the “gag” was pretty loose, if really there at all.

Here, from Classical Values, is a little more on Mr.Doctor Hansen. This is a gag alright, as in joke that this guy is taken seriously.

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