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Archive for November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by zaphriel on November 22, 2007

A message from the turkeys…

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Thanks Lobo

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Giving Thanks Without Liability

Posted by Mark on November 21, 2007

An important document for all “hosts” at Thanksgiving. Tie a bow around it, and put at each place setting.

HT to Jerry Agar of WLS for this one.

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Stem Cell Debate Is Over: Everybody Wins, Especially the Unborn

Posted by Mark on November 20, 2007

Great story, great hope.

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The AIDS Pandemic…NOT.

Posted by Mark on November 20, 2007

Is there a pattern here? Seems that when the Left really goes after a “cause” they tend to…um…creatively enlarge…the scale of the problem.  Could this also apply to global war…er…catastrophic climate change? As RL says, follow the money.

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Associated Press…More Like: Associated With Enemy

Posted by Mark on November 20, 2007

And you wonder why conservatives have had it with the liberal press. All the news that’s fit to lie about.

The U.S. military says it has “convincing and irrefutable” evidence that an award-winning Associated Press photographer is connected to the insurgency in Iraq. The photographer, Bilal Hussein Zaidon, faces charges in the Iraqi Central Court based on the evidence, Pentagon officials said Monday.

Hussein, an Iraqi who lives in the western Anbar province city of Ramadi, has been held without charge by the U.S. military since April 2006, when bomb parts and insurgent propaganda were found in his house after the U.S. military asked to use it as an observation post during an operation.

Hussein was already under suspicion by the U.S. military because he arrived at terrorist attack sites so quickly that they suspected he had advance knowledge of attacks, according to Morrell.

Hmmmm….he goes by the name HUSSEIN and AP thinks nothing of it? What’s next- some guy with a name like Zawahiri working for UPI?

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We Agree: Iraq IS a Quagmire

Posted by Mark on November 19, 2007

As this, from Jack Kelly, so clearly states:

We’re floundering in a quagmire in Iraq. Our strategy is flawed, and it’s too late to change it. Our resources have been squandered, our best people killed, we’re hated by the natives and our reputation around the world is circling the drain. We must withdraw.

No, I’m not channeling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. I’m channeling Osama bin Laden, for whom the war in Iraq has been a catastrophe. Al-Qaida had little presence in Iraq during the regime of Saddam Hussein. But once he was toppled, al-Qaida’s chieftains decided to make Iraq the central front in the global jihad against the Great Satan.

And that central front has decidedly turned against Al-Qaida:

Jihadis, money and weapons were poured into Iraq. All for naught. Al-Qaida has been driven from every neighborhood in Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, the U.S. commander there, said Nov. 7. This follows the expulsion of al-Qaida from two previous “capitals” of its Islamic Republic of Iraq, Ramadi and Baquba.

Al-Qaida is evacuating populated areas and is trying to establish hideouts in the Hamrin mountains in northern Iraq, with U.S. and Iraqi security forces, and former insurgent allies who have turned on them, in hot pursuit. Forty-five al-Qaida leaders were killed or captured in October alone.

Al-Qaida’s support in the Muslim world has plummeted, partly because of the terror group’s lack of success in Iraq, more because al-Qaida’s attacks have mostly killed Muslim civilians.

“Iraq has proved to be the graveyard, not just of many al-Qaida operatives, but of the organization’s reputation as a defender of Islam,” said StrategyPage.

Canadian columnist David Warren speculated some years ago that enticing al-Qaida to fight there was one of the reasons why President Bush decided to invade Iraq. The administration has made so many egregious mistakes that I doubt the “flypaper” strategy was deliberate. But it has worked out that way. It may have been a mistake for the United States to go to war in Iraq. But it’s pretty clear now it was a blunder for al-Qaida to have done so.

But, wait. I thought we were losing, that we couldn’t win. That’s the media talking. That’s the Democrats talking. Both have much to lose should the American people come to believe the Iraqi front of World War IV is a success. If you’re reading as this and consider yourself a liberal, I would ask you to examine your emotional first reactions. Your first thought was that this can’t be true. Your second thought was probably that someone is believing propaganda.

I would agree with you on the second thought. The question you must ask yourself is, which of us is buying propaganda, me…or you?

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Is T. Boone Picken’ on Kerry?

Posted by Mark on November 19, 2007

Now this is GRAND THEATRE!

Evidently, T. Boone Pickens has challenged John Kerry to the absolute truth. Yah…that’s a comedy huh?

Sen. John Kerry, whose 2004 presidential campaign was torpedoed by critics of his Vietnam War record, said Friday he has personally accepted a Texas oilman’s offer to pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

In a letter to T. Boone Pickens, the Massachusetts Democrat wrote: “While I am prepared to show they lied on allegation after allegation, you have generously offered to pay one million dollars for just one thing that can be proven false. I am prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt.”

Hmmmm…….let’s look at that last statement, shall we? IF you are/were innocent, why wouldn’t you PROVE it the first time around? Why not bring the irrefutable evidence forward- at the time of the accusation? Heck, it’s been almost 4 years- we’re still waiting.

But if you look at the wording carefully, Kerry will attempt to disprove only a SINGLE allegation. Which by omission, leaves all of the other allegations as FACTUAL.

This story has the smell of compost clinging all over it. My B.S. meter is screaming like a tachometer at a drag race.

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My New Library Card

Posted by Mark on November 16, 2007

Courtesy of the GOP, for the Clinton “Public” Library, where all of Bill and Hill’s private, secret, not-to-be-revealed papers are stored. You too can own such a certificate, by clicking on the link.

Last night, I watched a special on children.
One of the kids was a real bully. She pushed all the other kids on the playground around, and everyone knew not to get on her bad side. She hung out with this kinda dumpy, glad-handing former class president. Nobody trusted him, but he sure knew how to pass out favors. And, if you crossed him, you had to deal with the girl who protected him.
All the other kids were scared to death of her, but figured they had to do something about it. They’d been saying things behind her back for a couple of weeks, ever since she had showed some weakness at a school assembly.

One day, seven of the kids all came at her at once. They were gonna take the bully on this time.

They had an audience of all the geeky kids who talked alot egging them on. I think the geeky kids all wrote for the school newspaper.
The seven started out saying brave things.

This one really good looking rich kid tried to take her on, but you could see the fear in his eyes.

One kid was clearly out of his league. Heck, he’d just come along because everyone said he was popular. He’d been a really good athlete in a small school in the midwest. But since moving to this big school, he kept losing every race.
The other four or five kids, realizing this could go really bad, began to cozy up to the bully. They were all pretty scared anyway, and really didn’t want to fight.

Pretty soon, they were all talking about this kid that scared all of them, even the bully and her glad handing boyfriend. Boy, they sure hated that kid! He had been class-President for awhile, and had outsmarted all of them.
In the end, even the rich kid and the small-town jock were saying nice things about the bully, and piling on the current class-President.

Next day, all the geeky kids from the school newspaper went on and on about what a “fight” it was, and how brave the bully was to stand up to it all.

And those six or seven kids that took her on didn’t sleep well for days. They all had nightmares, afraid the bully would come after them if she ever became class President herself.

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Whiskey River: Jack’s Drowning!

Posted by Mark on November 16, 2007

No. This is too horrible to contemplate:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —

Here’s a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.

Officials seized 2,400 bottles late last month during warehouse raids in Nashville and Lynchburg, the southern Tennessee town where the whiskey is distilled.

“Punish the person, not the whiskey,” said an outraged Kyle MacDonald, 28, a Jack Daniel’s drinker from British Columbia who promotes the whiskey on his blog. “Jack never did anything wrong, and the whiskey itself is innocent.”

Talk about War Crimes. Where’s the UN High Court when you need it?

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Earthrise from Kaguya

Posted by Mark on November 15, 2007

Space exploration is a multi-national affair these days. These shots from Japan’s moon explorer Kaguya remind us again of just how small and beautiful our planet really is.

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