Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Mark Noonan on the savages being held at Gitmo:

These are savages we've got locked up at Guantanamo Bay; as I've said before, they are lucky we didn't just shoot them out of hand when we captured them. Every one of our troops at Guantanamo Bay is at risk, daily, that one of these barbarians will get the upper hand and strike - additionally, if word ever gets out about who the guards are and where they live, their families will be under threat of retaliation by the terrorists (and don't you just know that the MSM would print the names and addresses if they could).

In the event that the MSM does publish information about the guard's families and there are deaths or injuries as a result the parties responsible for the publication of said information should be prosecuted as accessories to the crime. The First Amendment should not be treated as a license to commit a felony or an act of treason.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Quote of the Day

From the Free Republic:

You know you are hyperpower when you have a Navy, which has an Army, which has an AirForce. Thank God for redundancy...

-- dvwjr

Friday, June 24, 2005

Herr Doktor Von Scott ist tot.

Jonathan Adams, the actor who played the role of Dr. Von Scott (A Rival Scientist) has died.

The only report of this that I have found is the Find-A-Death website.

Last Saturday, Rob, a member of the local RHPS cast played Dr. Scott as a dead on impression of Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove. That was total coolness.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Playing the Victim Card

By way of the Bookworm comes this interesting comment by former NY Times reporter and the latest HRC book author Edward Klein:
NRO editor Kathryn Lopez asked Edward Klein — former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief — about this and more. In an exclusive interview — the first of The Truth About Hillary Clinton, Klein explains and defends his book, and gives his read on where Hillary Clinton has been and where she is going.

National Review Online: In a sentence, what is 'the truth about Hillary'?

Edward Klein: Hillary is not a victim (not of sexism, not of her husband, and certainly not of this book); she’s not a moderate (despite her effort to re-brand herself in the Senate). Even my sources on the left admit she’s positioning herself as a victim and moderate in order to win the White House.

This comes as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention.
Remember what former Clinton advisor Dick Morris said about Hillary in his book Rewriting History:
"The only real model for a Hillary presidency is that of Richard Nixon. Like Nixon, Hillary hides a personality driven by paranoia, fear, and hatred for enemies, and a willingness to get even and do what it takes to prevail, behind a sencerity and good nature."

Monday, June 20, 2005

So Anyway

Returned from Mom's house.

Forgot to take the cord for the laptop with me. Then this morning there was a intense thunderstorm with a tornado warning. Two big pine trees in the backyard were knocked over by the storm.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

So Anyway

Off to Mom's house.

Back tomorrow.

Think Of It As Evolution In Action

The Strategy Page has video of Taliban fighters being blown away by American snipers using fifty-caliber sniper rifles.

Now imagine what would happen if Comrade Hillary were to be elected in 2008. There is no shortage of hardcore leftists who are willing to follow her orders. The pacifism of the Left is, after all, just a pose.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Varifrank has more to say about the Party of Treason's whining about Camp X-Ray:

The reason the leftist in the 1960s called our troops “babykillers” was as much about trying to lower the morale of the troops as it was making the people who actually did support the troops into 'social pariahs' and thus lowering the effectiveness of our military. They couldnt beat us on the battlefield, so they beat us at home.

The left is out to lower your morale. The left is out to weaken this country and strengthen its enemies. The left is not on your side; the left is on their side. They are losing this war, this is their only chance to change a defeat into a victory, and they are banking on you to give it them.

Read the whole thing here.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

It's a rescue, not a release...

The use of language is important.
By way of Ace comes this example of not-quite the truth from NPR by American Barbarian
Nope no bias here. NPR reported on the “release” or “freeing” of an Australian hostage today. Their language is purposefully vague because this man was rescued by Iraqi and American forces. Let’s repeat that he was rescued by Iraqi and American forces. Certainly saying that in a report doesn’t fit NPR’s editorial point of view so they use the word “released” or “freed” so they can remain ambiguous.

Hatred in Seattle...

By way of Mr. Taranto comes this article by Matt Rosenberg that covers Hate Crimes by liberal democrats in Seattle against those who are exercising their First Amendment Rights.
Here are some of the examples listed.
Sandy Beeman of the Central District's Squire Park, 49, is a physician's assistant who assists cardiovascular surgeons at Swedish Hospital. She arrived in Seattle from Texas a year ago and is still adapting. At a neighborhood picnic, she asked which party a voter registration worker represented. The answer: "What other party is there?" Beeman made a point of saying she was a Republican. Listserve e-mails from members of her neighborhood group have often been filled with strident invective against President George W. Bush. During last fall's presidential campaign, Beeman was replacing the Bush-Cheney signs outside her home up to four times daily. The night before the election, she left some signs visible in the backseat of her car, parked on the street. The next morning, one of her tires had a key in it and was flat. "Moving to Seattle is like moving to a Soviet-bloc country, reading the stuff on the utility poles, hearing your neighbors compare Bush to Hitler. For the tolerant party, I find my Democratic neighbors to be very intolerant of anything Republican," she says.

Mary Segesta, 40, of Fremont, is a Microsoft program manager who moved here after working for Apple Computer and Sun Microsystems in the San Francisco Bay Area. She had a "W" sticker on her car last fall and was driving to Office Depot in Ballard. "This old beat-up car made a turnaround. The guy followed me toward the store. In the lot he was screaming, 'How does it feel to be a communist?' He pointed to my car and the sticker, said something about Hitler, and then repeated his question." Segesta brushed him off, but says she found the incident both comical and sad.

Warren Peterson of Pinehurst, in the city's North End, served one term as a Republican state representative from Seattle's 43rd District in the mid-'70s. More recently, the soft-spoken, circumspect Boeing retiree, 65, was the Bush-Cheney campaign chair in the 46th. At a North Seattle sandwich shop, he shares some war stories. Out with several other volunteers waving Bush-Cheney signs at motorists in Ballard last fall, he says one man leaped up through his open sun roof, flipped him off, and yelled, "GUY! YOU FAGGOT REPUBLICAN!" Another driver lunged over his son in the front passenger seat, who looked all of 10, to flip off a Bush supporter.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Les Shakes His Head In Disgust

The University of Tasmania does something really and truly stupid.

I'm not going to comment on it. ("But Les," said the inner voice, "that is a comment.")


Hat tip to Tex at Whacking Day.

Questions for the Boston Globe

Michelle Malkin has a roundup of questions about the Boston Globe's handling of Kerry's military records.

The Globe went out of its way to make the “Killian memo” available to everyone. It participated in the debate about the memo’s authenticity (albeit on the wrong side.) The open exchange of information helped ferret out the truth - that the memos were cheap forgeries cooked up by Bush-hating Democrats.

Why can’t The Globe be just as forthcoming with Kerry’s purportedly complete military records as it was with forged documents used to slander a sitting president in a time of war 50 days before an election?

Thomas Lipscomb:
The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times initially refused to confirm or deny that they had a copy, or had even seen a copy, of the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) by which Sen. John Kerry’s “complete” military records were released over the past several days. This threw serious doubt on whether either newspaper took sufficient reasonable care in evaluating the chain of transmission by which they received the Kerry documents.

In response to my story in the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday, the Managing Editor of the Boston Globe, Mary Jane Wilkinson, has now told Sun-Times editors that the Globe does indeed have a copy of Kerry’s Standard Form 180 used in delivering the documents to the Globe. That is reassuring, but it remains to be seen whether the Globe will release copies of the SF-180 in their possession, and that is important.

Dean Barnett:
Serious consumers of news prefer to co-exist with the mainstream media using Ronald Reagan's maxim: Trust, but verify. This means readers and viewers want a gander at primary sources whenever practical. It also means that when a media organ says in effect, "Just trust me," the plea will have precisely the opposite effect of what's intended.

I had my own round up.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Meanwhile in the Total Perspective Vortex

Varifrank puts Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo in perspective:

Your life will go on pretty much as it always has. But their efforts to take the world back to the enslavement of the 11th century Caliphate is ending. Slowly, with fits and starts, but it is already on its way to the grave.

Not in spite of Guantanamo and Camp X-ray, but because of it.

I Thank God for the service of men and women who work at Camp X-ray.

I Thank God for Guantanamo.

May the day when Camp X-ray is no longer needed come as soon as possible, but let us not close the camp one day before the job is done.

We were careless once, and thousands of people died. Let us not make the same mistake again.

The only gulag on the island of Cuba is the whole of the area outside of the Guantanamo Naval Base, not that Amnesty International and the touchy-feely crowd would ever notice.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

Meanwhile, over in Airstrip One:

THIRTY armed police officers swooped on a shocked group of A-level media students after mistaking them for gun-wielding gangsters.

The seven students, who were brandishing three fake guns bought from a sweet shop, were dressed in sharp suits and were recording a film as part of their studies.

And the police had them under surveillance for an hour before swooping in on them. One would think that someone would have noticed the camera.

Police Officer and part time movie director Joe Ripple has some advice for avoiding problems with the police during the film making process.

For example:

Most precincts I've been to have a "roll call" book. This is a book where important information is given to officers before they hit the street. Dropping off information about your shoot a few days beforehand, can help you avoid problems. Information should contain location, time, scene description, and contact phone numbers. The day of the shoot, call the precinct that the shoot is going to occur in and remind the desk officer. When we did our robbery scene for "Harvesters," not only did I call the local county police, but the state police as well.

Not that this would actually work in an ultra-nanny state like the United Kingdom. There's a reason we turfed out the so-called betters two-hundred and thirty-nine years ago. But actually stating it would be a thoughtcrime.


Mark has just introduced me to The Bush Conspiracy Theory Generator.

Which generates silly liberal conspiracy theories like this:

George W. Bush lowered taxes so that Ann Coulter, SUV owners, and Rush Limbaugh could conquer The French.

Actually, anyone can conquer the present-day French. Charles Martel must be spinning in his grave with what the Muslim immigrants are doing in France right now.

Or (hits the button again) this:

George W. Bush rigged the 2000 election so that gun owners could kill minorities.

Of course a member of any group who believes in their own collective infallibility will pretty much believe anything.

They'll also badly tip the pizza delivery driver if they tip him at all.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Keeping It Clean

... at the U.S. Air Force Academy:

Have I ever said that political correctness sucks?

Thought for the Day

Liberals appear to lack the ability to learn from mistakes, especially their own.

Friday, June 10, 2005


The local Burger King at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis has two hand lettered signs proclaiming a twenty percent discount for military personnel.

Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer have some things to say about Jane Fonda:

For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort. With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance.

And there's more:

Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda In North Vietnam was a time-consuming book to write. It required thoroughly researched facts, complex legal and constitutional analysis, hundreds of supporting and elaborating footnotes, and an appendix setting forth every one of Fonda’s broadcasts. We have often been asked why, given other writing projects and more pressing interests, we chose to do it.

Our answer is threefold.

First, Fonda was the most prominent American citizen to give the North Vietnamese invaluable antiwar, anti-United States, pro-Communist propaganda, which cost many American lives. She is a symbol of the willingness of members of the American left to oppose their country in war and give aid and comfort to the enemy camp – even when that enemy is a ruthless totalitarian aggressor. Because she got away with it, it was all the more important that we set the historical record straight by proving that she was indictable and convictable for treason.

Second, we felt strongly that a moral reckoning for Fonda’s conduct in Hanoi was long overdue, one that we hope will follow her to her grave—as it should.

Third, we believed then—we continue to believe—that what we think of as "Fonda-ism" must be fought whenever it appears. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language defines "ism" as "a doctrine, theory, system, etc." By "Fonda-ism," we mean the belief that American citizens can with impunity interfere with their country’s foreign policy by making common cause with enemies bent on its destruction.

By herself, Jane Fonda is unimportant—confused, defensive, narcissistic, empty—a woman who admits in her autobiography that "Maybe I simply become whatever the man I am with wants me to be: ‘sex kitten’ [Roger Vadim], ‘controversial activist’ [Tom Hayden], ‘ladylike wife on the arm of corporate mogul’ [Ted Turner]."

But Fonda-ism is important because Americans who give aid and comfort to our enemies – Communists then, jihadists now -- put at risk, not only our cherished institutions, but—in today’s world—our very existence.


Wishful Thinking

Bill Hobbs catches some guerilla filmmakers in action.

Wish I could afford to make a low budget movie.

What Revenge Of The Sith Character Are You?

You scored as Darth Vader.

Darth Vader




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General Grievous




Clone Trooper






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Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
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Seriously, if it weren't for the mass murder and powertripping thing I'd rather be a Sith than a Jedi.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Today in Pizzaland

Today I got a bit sarcastic with a customer who was a persistent stiffer.

On a $22.92 transaction she gave me $23.00 and told me to keep the change. Since I fully expected to be stiffed by this customer I had the eight cents ready for making change. I gave the eight cents to her and said, "here, you keep this, you obviously need it more than I do."

She thanked me for the change.

She apparently didn't get it. She's probably a Democrat.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Quote of the Day

Dr. John J. Ray has something to say about Leftism:

At its deepest level, Leftism appears to be psychopathic -- with the psychopathic disregard for all norms, morals, standards and ethics in the ruthless quest for personal praise and satisfaction.

And they seem rather prone to stiffing the pizza delivery driver. But that's just a subjective observation.

Monday, June 06, 2005

The Bottom line...

With all the dems reliving their glory days of Watergate, it's important to remember some facts about the Clinton Impeachment.
Mary Mostert cuts to the chase and delivers the raw truth.
"The truth is that the impeachment process grew out of actions by the President's own Attorney General who determined there was sufficient evidence to proceed with an investigation into whether had had attempted to interfere with a witness. That investigation revealed overwhelming evidence that the President had committed felonies. In the process, he encouraged others to break the law. Based on these actions, the Constitution prescribed the impeachment process as the only political actiuon the American people could take to address the President's crimes and enable him to stand before a court of law after removal from office.

"The truth is the House managers were not following a political vendetta, as many have proposed, but were filling an obligation mandated by the Constitution and required by their oath of office. These individuals made significant personal and political sacrifices to do their duty and are still facing opposition well after the trial has concluded.

"The truth is that even though most Americans seemed unaware of it, on this President's watch, our country's security has been tragically compromised and undermined by a presidency more concerned with raising campaign money than protecting our national interests. But these were serious issues that kept slipping out of sight.

Another sad truth is that Clinton's AG, Janet Reno, when put under pressure by the Whitehouse to stop appointing Special Prosecutors to investigate her bosses, she did what former Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste calls "shut up and salute." Leaving uninvestigated the larger sins of the Clinton Administration, including widespread campaign finance violations and the sale of classified technology to the Communist Chinese government.

Quote of the Day

From the Strategy Page:

"'Leaning forward' is really just the first phase of 'falling on your face.'"




Absolut Sith at Dork Tower.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Is it politcal bias?

I had a Liberal argue that Felt couldn't have gone to Congress with the raw, classified FBI data he was illegally leaking to the Washington Post because the Nixon Whitehouse defied and ignored Congress until there so much evidence he couldn't.
Hmmm...where have I heard that before? I'll bet this guy thinks that the Clintons stonewalling congress (including defying a congressional subpoena for over two years and then "finding" the documents in question the day after the statue of limitations ran out for prosecuting lawyers involved in S&L crimes) was "saving the constitution."

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Thought for the Day

Actress Patricia Quinn as Doctor Nation Mckinley in a white teddy in the "Night, Night" scene in Shock Treatment.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Don Lloyd has an interesting definition of crime:

Crime is anything that a prosecutor believes will advance his dream of becoming State AG and then Governor.

And then there is the socialist definition of crime: That which impedes the creation of and limits the power of the socialist state.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Friday, June 03, 2005

It's time the UN got behind this...

Glenn Reynolds wrote about the next International Right
in the face of evidence that an armed populace prevents genocide, the human rights community has largely gotten behind a campaign to ensure that there will be no armed populaces anywhere in the world.

It seems to me that the human rights community has things exactly backward. Given that the efforts of the international community to prevent and punish genocide over the past several decades have been, to put it politely, a dismal failure, perhaps it is time to try a new approach. International human rights law is supposed to be a "living" body of law that changes with the needs of the times in order to secure important goals -- chief among which is the prevention of genocide. Given that the traditional approaches of conventions and tribunals have failed miserably, the human rights community should be prepared to endorse a new international human right: the right of law-abiding citizens to be armed.

Read the whole thing. It's from October of 2002.
A lot of lives could have been saved if it was adopted then.

And Then...

One of my current projects in writing a screenplay set in the Official Traveller Universe. I'm presently up to page 23 where Lisa's ability to see things that occur in the future first manefests itself.

Tonight I started playing with a site for THE PLOT-OMATIC. One of the things I ended up with was this:

The Boundary

an original screenplay concept by Someone who can't follow simple instructions.

I apparently forgot to enter a screenwriter's name

Science Fiction: A war hardened soldier teams up with a well-built female cyborg to save the earth from aliens. In the process they have mad passionate sex with a nun. By the end of the movie they blow up 1762 cars and end up winning the admiration of their co-workers, living happily ever after.

Think Clerks meets Red Dawn.

Needless to say the concept needs work.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Another Opinion

Ben Stein on Deep Throat and the fall of President Nixon:

Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?

President Nixon worked to prevent the worldwide victory of the Communist movement. Never mind that the victory of Communism over civilization would have brought about a dark age that humanity would likely never recover from, thus for all practical purposes condemning the Human Race to extinction.

One of the problems with being an atheist is that one cannot believe in the existence of such a place as Hell. Even though it would be a fitting final destination for the souls of certain folks on the left:

When his enemies brought him down, and they had been laying for him since he proved that Alger Hiss was a traitor, since Alger Hiss was their fair-haired boy, this is what they bought for themselves in the Kharma Supermarket that is life:

1.) The defeat of the South Vietnamese government with decades of death and hardship for the people of Vietnam.

2.) The assumption of power in Cambodia by the bloodiest government of all time, the Khmer Rouge, who killed a third of their own people, often by making children beat their own parents to death. No one doubts RN would never have let this happen.

So, this is the great boast of the enemies of Richard Nixon, including Mark Felt: they made the conditions necessary for the Cambodian genocide. If there is such a thing as kharma, if there is such a thing as justice in this life of the next, Mark Felt has bought himself the worst future of any man on this earth. And Bob Woodward is right behind him, with Ben Bradlee bringing up the rear. Out of their smug arrogance and contempt, they hatched the worst nightmare imaginable: genocide. I hope they are happy now -- because their future looks pretty bleak to me.

But then it is not unusual for a leftist to sacrifice the lives of the innocent in order to enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings that come from the false posture of virtue.

Burn in Hell motherfuckers.

Quotes of the Day

Lowell Ponte in Discover the Networks wrote:

FBI Deputy Director W. Mark Felt, passed over by President Nixon for promotion to succeed the late J. Edgar Hoover as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, violated professional ethics and his oath of secrecy in an apparent fit of anger, vengeance and a desire to win favors from the liberal press and perhaps a future Democratic President. Felt became the secret support on which Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein constructed the gallows with which the media and Democrats in control of Congress and the courts were able to lynch Mr. Nixon for crimes no greater than those committed by recent Democratic presidents.


The coup that overthrew President Nixon was largely orchestrated by Senator Edward Kennedy to reverse the left-repudiating 1972 election and serve Kennedy's presidential ambitions. This coup led to Communist victory in Vietnam, toppling dominoes in Southeast Asia, and encouragement to left revolutionary movements worldwide. It also allowed Kennedy and his liberal media allies to identify the tragic Vietnam War not with President John F. Kennedy, who committed the first 17,000 armed troops there, but with Republican President Nixon.

But this coup also had unexpected consequences. It led to the election of Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1976. Carter withdrew support from America's key ally the Shah of Iran, which led to a medieval Islamist dictatorship in Iran, the 500,000+ deaths of the Iran-Iraq War, the militarization of Saddam Hussein, the destabilization of the Middle East and Islamic world, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the creation of Al Qaeda under terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, and bin Laden's eventual attacks of 9-11 on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. All this and more has come from the media coup that removed an overwhelmingly-reelected President Nixon.

Ayn Rand in her works of fiction and non-fiction drew a line between rational self-interest, the achievement of goals without imposing costs on others, versus what we now call malignant narcissism, the pursuit of desires through the sacrifices imposed on other people.

How many millions of people died at the hands of the communists in Cambodia and Vietnam so that malignant narcissists like Edward Kennedy and W. Mark Felt could pursue their own career ambitions?

What can I say to such individuals?

Thanks a lot assholes!

And I have another question.

Is it too late to hang the bloodsoaked motherfuckers?