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Site Outages

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

As quoted from siteground…

During the last 24 hours your website has overloaded the server several times. This makes your website potentially dangerous for the other users hosted on our standard shared server. That is why we are now transferring your website to a special server, that can accommodate your needs better.

The transfer will take up to 24 hours. During this time your website will be accessible on the current server, but there will be some limitations applied to it that may result in occasional server error messages displayed to your website visitors.

Please note, that the transfer to the special server is a service, created especially for customers with special needs like yours, and it comes completely free of charge. Your website will NOT experience any downtime or data loss during the transfer to the special server. You will NOT need to take any actions during the transfer.

Once the transfer is completed you will be notified automatically in the ticketing system.

Best regards,

Larry Thompson
Customer Service

Thanks Instapundit and Michelle Malkin

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Mother Sheehan is not the only voice…

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

Move America Forward and the Gold Star Mom’s also have a few things to say…

This Saturday, March 25th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Pacific (7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern)
Gold Star Family Members will Take to the Radio Airwaves to Talk About
Their Views on the War in Iraq… and how they DISAGREE with Cindy Sheehan.

LISTEN ONLINE HERE: from anywhere in the world.

[In Southern California tune your radio to 870 AM]

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Reid on the “Warpath”

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

reid.JPGHe plans on “using the military”…

Political offensive targets Bush

Senate Democrats have mapped a political battle plan for the March congressional recess that calls on lawmakers to stage press events with active duty military personnel, veterans and emergency responders to bash President Bush on virtually every one of his national security policies.
The game plan, devised by the office of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is contained in a six-page memo distributed to Democratic senators on Thursday at a closed-door meeting at the Capitol and provided to The Washington Times by a congressional staffer.
Titled “Real Security,” the political document calls for staged town hall events at military bases, weapons factories, National Guard units, fire stations and veterans posts.
“Ensure that you have the proper U.S. and state flags at the event, and consider finding someone to sing the national anthem and lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the event,” the battle plan states.
However, the Defense Department prohibits political events on military bases. The rule states, “commanders will not permit the use of installation facilities by any candidate for political campaign or election events, including public assemblies or town hall meetings. …”

So basically now, the military and our first responders are pawns to be used for the democrats own purposes. This is the new strategy of the left. I find it funny that they have to remind them to “Ensure that you have the proper U.S. and state flags at the event, and consider finding someone to sing the national anthem…”

What it isn’t second nature for Democrats to be patriotic? Apparently not, since they have to be reminded of its importance. This is just further evidence that our “Independent Like Nevada” Senator is just a partisan marionette, who’s strings are being pulled by the likes of Dean, and Carter, and who has little to no interest in the well-being of Nevada, or the Nation for that matter, but rather looks at us all as pawns to be manipulated and influenced. Mr. Reid, this tactic is disgraceful, especially since you and your party have made it clear that you don’t care much about the very issue you are hammering, since you and people like you have tried to trip up and impede our military and our President over and over.

To quote a lefty peacenik I met at the protest the other day, “We never wanted to use the term ‘support out troops, bring them home’, that was forced on us. We don’t actually believe that. We didn’t want to use it.?

Hmmm, at least he was honest.

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Posted by Mark on March 24, 2006

Welcome Instapundit readers… Stay a while, have a look around.

Quick, name a Medal of Honor winner. No Google searches allowed.
Sargent York.
Audie Murphy.
Bet you’ve heard of those two. You may even remember James Stockdale. He was Ross Perot’s Vice Presidential running mate, and the butt of cruel jokes from Saturday Night Live and the MSM of the time. Here’s his story:

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while senior naval officer in the Prisoner of War camps of North Vietnam. Recognized by his captors as the leader in the Prisoners’ of War resistance to interrogation and in their refusal to participate in propaganda exploitation, Rear Adm. Stockdale was singled out for interrogation and attendant torture after he was detected in a covert communications attempt. Sensing the start of another purge, and aware that his earlier efforts at self-disfiguration to dissuade his captors from exploiting him for propaganda purposes had resulted in cruel and agonizing punishment, Rear Adm. Stockdale resolved to make himself a symbol of resistance regardless of personal sacrifice. He deliberately inflicted a near-mortal wound to his person in order to convince his captors of his willingness to give up his life rather than capitulate. He was subsequently discovered and revived by the North Vietnamese who, convinced of his indomitable spirit, abated in their employment of excessive harassment and torture toward all of the Prisoners of War. By his heroic action, at great peril to himself, he earned the everlasting gratitude of his fellow prisoners and of his country. Rear Adm. Stockdale’s valiant leadership and extraordinary courage in a hostile environment sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

He recieved the hearing problem that SNL had so much fun with thanks to the horrible torture he went through at the hands of the North Vietnamese.

All three were house hold names at the time of their awards ceremony. The press of their day held them up as the heroes they were.

Now, name the winner of the Medal of Honor on April 4, 2003…got it yet? No Search allowed. Come on. It was in all the papers, and recieved wall to wall coverage on all the Cable News networks when the awards ceremony occured last March. Chris Matthews had the family on Hardball. The Today show had them on, and Good Morning America did a special tribute to him. His picture and the story was the above the fold headline in The New York Times, The Washington Post and all the other papers…

Wait. None of that happened. The MSM didn’t give the story that kind of attention. At all. And still hasn’t.

Here’s the story:

PaulSmith4.jpgWASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2005) — The White House announced March 29 that President George W. Bush will honor Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith by presenting his family the Medal of Honor on April 4, the second anniversary of his courageous actions during the Battle of Baghdad Airport.

Smith is the first to receive the militarys highest award for actions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In action near the Baghdad Airport on April 4, 2003, Smith, a Soldier in Company B, 11th Engineer Battalion, working with units of the 3rd Infantry Division, was tasked to build a compound to hold enemy prisoners, when his small force came under attack by more than 100 enemies.

Smith threw two grenades and fired rocket launchers at the enemy before manning a .50-caliber machine gun on an M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier to protect his troops. While engaging an enemy attacking from three sides, Smith fired more than 300 rounds from the machinegun before being killed.

He prevented the enemy from overtaking his units position, protected his Task Forces flank, and defended the lives of more than 100 Soldiers, according to his award citation.

Smith was serving as a platoon sergeant in Bravo Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Task Force 2-7, 3rd Infantry Division. He had been serving in the Army since October 1989.

The next time the MSM begins to defend their “balanced” coverage of the Iraqi Front, ask yourself why you’ve not heard of Paul Smith. Ask yourself why you’ve not heard the names of any of the Silver Star winners of the War on Terror, or any medal winner period. Now, go Google some heroes for yourself.

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Third Sign of the Apocalypse

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

simpsons.jpgThe Simpsons in real life… Sorta…

‘The Simpsons’ to Show Live-Action Opening

NEW YORK — Ever wonder what Bart Simpson would look like in human form? The longrunning animated FOX series “The Simpsons” is about to show you. The series will unveil a live-action opening sequence Sunday, 8 p.m. EST, a FOX spokeswoman announced Thursday.

In it, the dysfunctional cartoon family — Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie — will be seen as they would appear in real life, played by lookalike actors.

“I’m just amazed there are people who want to be known for looking like the Simpsons,” said Al Jean, the show’s executive producer, in a statement.

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Video Friday – And Now For Something Completely Different…

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

Air Drop Bloopers

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