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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

April 30, 1975..The 31st Anniversary..WAKE UP!!!!! Will we allow history to repeat itself?

Bumped from April 6 2006 for the upcoming Anniversary

As Conservatives continue to rip each other apart, and republican politicians in Congress become more and more incapable of standing up for conservative values and ideas, the Liberal Party is proving itself able to win without a majority.

We have got to get our shit together (NOW), or the answer to the title question will be yes.

This is what is important (a history refresher for any of you who may have forgotten, or were born after 1970 and never knew).

1.The Paris Peace Accords were signed on 27 January 1973, which officially ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict.

(Substitute Iraq 2009 or maybe 2007.)

2.All U.S. soldiers were ordered to leave (Vietnam) by March29, 1973.

(Substitute Iraq 2009 or maybe 2007.)

3.1973-74 Economic aid to South Vietnam continued (after being cut nearly inhalf).

(Not even the liberals will cut off all support, yet.)

At the same time, aid to North Vietnam from the USSR and China began to
increase, and with the US out, the two countries no longer saw the war as
significant to their U.S. relations.

(Substitute Syria and Iran for USSR & China.)

4. In December 1974, Congress completed passage of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1974 that voted to cut off all military funding to the Saigon government andmade unenforceable the peace terms negotiated by Nixon.

(Wait a year, then, hang them out to dry.)

5. On April 29,1975 the U.S. launched Option IV, the largest helicopter evacuation in history.

(I don’t know if there will be anything left in Iraq to rescue.)

6. Saigon fell on April 30, 1975.

(And so it goes, 2 years and 1 month after US troops left South Vietnam.)

Please remember, the Democrats got us into that war and turned it into a disaster before handing it off to Nixon,who had no choice but to clean up the mess.

The Liberals in this Country have already sacrificed an entire Nation (Vietnam) to make the humiliation a political opponent complete and final.

And they will do it again if we let them.

They care nothing for this Country or its history. They wish to see it destroyed, one way or another.

Note to Republicans: It Takes Guts To Lead A Country.

The Vietnam timeline comes from


One of many Vietnam resource sites on the web.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Highly Quotable Editorial “Mexican Standoff” from one of the founding Fathers of Country Rock… Charlie Daniels.

Charlie's Latest Trip to Iraq
I have loved the Man's music for 30 years, but the older I get the more I love the Man (and not in a gay way)

I know it’s “old” (1 month, so what), but there is some great stuff in here.

Stuff about Congress;

…if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it (“in your face protests”) wouldn’t be happening. Where are you, you bunch of lilly livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?

Stuff about Pollsters;

And what ever happened to the polls guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want something done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

Stuff about the Antique Media;

One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you.
Well I’ve been pounded by the media before and I’m still rockin’ and rollin’ and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the face reality.

Stuff on National Security;

…Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.

And stuff on the thing that pisses me off the most;

And by the way, this is America, and our flag has stars and stripes. Please get that other one out of my face.
Pray for our troops
What do you think?
God Bless America
Charlie Daniels
April 10, 2006

What a GREAT-GREAT Rant.

P. S. Check out his Latest post on Iraq;

Go Charlie Go

Go Tony, Go…. It’s about damn time Someone Stands up to Antique Media's Lies by Omission

Finally, some one in the Bush Administration is calling these assholes out to the parking lot.

New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is starting off in a combative mode against the press by issuing detailed rebuttals to what he considers unfair coverage of Bush.

“The New York Times continues to ignore America’s economic progress,” blared the headline of an e-mail sent to reporters Wednesday by the White House press office.

Minutes earlier, another e-mail blasted CBS News, which has had an unusually rocky relationship with the White House since 2004, when CBS aired what turned out to be forged documents in a failed effort to question the president’s military service.


“USA Today claims ‘poor, often minority’ Medicare beneficiaries are not enrolling in Medicare drug coverage,” the press office complained. “But by April, more than 70 percent of eligible African Americans, more than 70 percent of eligible Hispanics, and more than 75 percent of eligible Asian Americans are enrolled or have retiree drug coverage.”

Maybe if we’re lucky, and this fight gets loud enough someone in the “antique media” will start reporting it (not holding my breath).

In the meantime, spread the word, at least one person in this Administration is willing to stand up and point out that the leftist media in this Country has forgotten how to report the news, and has, instead, abused their power by controlling public opinion and attemptingto overthrow a sitting Government of the United States.

Found on Ace of Spades HQ

Monday, May 08, 2006

Real Hells Angel on the Street

Every year, a bunch of us put on a Haunted House for the local food bank. It’s gotten pretty elaborate over the years with air props, better monsters and scenes. Because of this shared hobby (obsession) I’m signed on to several “home haunter” email lists and once in a while someone sends in some really funny stuff from the creepy zone.


There is a company called
Anatomical Chart co. that makes the display human skeletons you see in medical schools and classrooms (called Buckys). The first class ones sell for about $2,000, but you can get the rejects (very cool full size 4th class) for $70 to $100. Haunters are always trying to animate these things to do stuff like sing and talk. A friend put one in a remote controlled wheel chair, ran it down the street and scared the hell out of people with it, funniest thing I’ve ever seen.

One of our Buckys (Buzz) customized with lure goo

Check out what this guy did with one of these, a remote controlled motorcycle and a sidewalk.
Freakin Hilarious

Forgive me Blog Father, for I have Sinned;It’s been more than two weeks since my last post.

Did you miss me? ….. sound of crickets.

Where the hell have I been? …. 2 weekends out of town on BPOE business (I am the Leading Knight of our local Elks Lodge);

First weekend we were at District Ritual Competition, our team finished 2nd out of 7 teams, which was kind of a reliefbecause we won District last year, competed at the State level and (for the first time in our Lodge’s 55+ year history) became the Oregon State Elks Ritual Champions, went on to Nationals in Reno and finished 7th in the Nation (out of 2100 Lodges).

All of this stuff gets very expensive for the Lodge; imagine paying for 12 or 14 people to spend 4 days in Portland (250mi.) and the same people for 5 days (680mi.) in Reno. This year Nationals are in Orlando, Fla. so how spendy would that be (our estimate was 20 to 25 grand.

Second weekend we were at the State Elks Convention, where my lovely wife & I manned the hospitality room for 3 nights, handing free drinks and food out to high level Elks, State Legislators and the “Kings & Queens” of commerce. All in all, a very enjoyable 2 weeks.

On top of all of that, we have been trying to remodel a house my mother just bought here in town, so we can move her closer to us, she’s 84 (lives 52mi. away) and could use a little more help from her sons.

So that’s what I’ve been doing lately.

I’ll find something to rant and rave about tomorrow.

Friday, April 21, 2006

What kind of Political Animal are You?

Take this (very simple) political quiz to see where you are on the chart.
Yes this is old, very old in fact.
The basis for the quiz goes all the way back to 1969.

But it is still interesting.

My Score
Your PERSONAL issues Score is 40%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 70%.
(Please note: Scores falling on the Centrist border are counted as Centrist.)
History of the test.

Thanks to
Scoprius at Sandra K

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pray for the Fallen

As I have said before, I have nothing but the highest respect and admiration for Mohammed and his family at Iraq the Model. Their Blog continues to be the most insightful and inspiring of the Iraqi web sites. Their courage and faith in their Country and it’s future is truelly amazing to see.

Now it seems they have become targets of the murderous cowards that prowl Baghdad’s streets.

Kill us, but you won't enslave us.

Last week our little and peaceful family was struck by the tragic loss of one of its members in a savage criminal act of assassination. The member we lost was my sister's husband who lived with their two little children in our house. He was a brilliant young doctor with a whole future awaiting him, the couple were the top graduates in their branch of specialty.


He was not affiliated with any political party or movement and spent all his time working at the hospital or studying at home and he was dreaming of building a medical center for his specialty to serve the poor who cannot afford going to expensive private clinics.
We didn't know or anticipate that cruel times were waiting for a chance to assassinate the dream and kill the future.
It was the day he was celebrating the opening of a foundation that was going to offer essential services to the poor but the criminals were waiting for him to end his life with their evil bullets and to stab our family deep in the heart.

Condolences, prayers and words of support have poured in from all over the world.

Please read the rest of Mohammed’s post, and send your tears and prayers to his family.

May the Godless Savage Animals that committed this crime, burn today on Earth ….and forever in Hell.

Friday, April 14, 2006

WOW... I'm a Puss

Fun little "Evil" test that I (sadly) failed.
So much for my dreams of becoming a politician (just kidding, been there, done that)

You Are 46% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.
Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.
How Evil Are You?

Thanks toScorpius over at SondraK

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What the Hell is THAT!

Iran's new "Flying Boat" as shown on Iranian TV.
Looks like a Boat.... flies like a Plane.

Comes complete with Life Guard Stand for....for beach safety

Monday, April 03, 2006

The "12 Monkeys" Scenario -- Life Imitates Art

Over the last 25 years (off & on) I have spent a lot of time in the environmental political trenches arguing;

1For an individuals right to own property.

2Against Government “takings”

3Against the destruction of small “resource based” economies & communities.

4Against “Illegal Wilderness” designation.

5And against any group whose name begins with “The Friends of..” or “Save the…”.

My dealings with so-called “Environmental Groups” have run the gambit from, save the Spotted (one used to live in my barn) Owl, to the, “Rip down the dams” to save the Northwest (if we were serious, we wouldn’t EAT them) Salmon, to the, “Hell No, you can’t designate a “Wild River” (defacto Wilderness Area) through a town of 180 people.

I have always considered myself a Conservationist (Wise Use), but never a Preservationist (locking up all resources is a sure fire way to ensure their desperate destruction in the future).

In meetings I have had with people from these so-called “Environmental” Groups over the years, one thing has become clear, the modern “Environmental Movement” is no longer about “Clean Air & Clean Water”, it has disintegrated into nothing but a Socioeconomic Political Agenda, with the ultimate goal being; the complete collapse of social, governmental and economic systems on a global scale. If you take away a nation’s ability to feed, provide housing and jobs for its people, can there be any other result?

So what happens when Nations collapse? Starvation… Disease…Murder… and yes…genocide.

I have had the opportunity to talk with “Environmentalists” about what they consider to be the number one threat to our planet, and almost always, the answer is, “Human Overpopulation”. They will say that they don’t have an answer (yet) to this “Problem”, but it’s pretty clear, that there can only be one (the ultimate) solution.

Well, it seems, one of these “Mother Earth” freaks has finally, publicly, stated the answer to all our problems;

DOCTOR DOOM (sorry, not really that funny at all)

But there was a gravely disturbing side to that otherwise scientifically significant meeting, for I watched in amazement as a few hundred members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth's population by airborne Ebola. The speech was given by Dr. Eric R. Pianka , the University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert who the Academy named the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.


Something curious occurred a minutebefore Pianka began speaking. An official of the Academyapproached a video camera operator at the front of theauditorium and engaged him in animated conversation.The camera operator did not look pleased as he pointedthe lens of the big camera to the ceiling and slowlywalked away.

This curious incident came to minda few minutes later when Professor Pianka began hisspeech by explaining that the general public is notyet ready to hear what he was about to tell us. Becauseof many years of experience as a writer and editor,Pianka's strange introduction and the TV camera incidentraised a red flag in my mind. Suddenly I forgot thatI was a member of the Texas Academy of Science and chairmanof its Environmental Science Section. Instead, I grabbeda notepad so I could take on the role of science reporter.


Professor Pianka said the Earth aswe know it will not survive without drastic measures.Then, and without presenting any data to justify thisnumber, he asserted that the only feasible solutionto saving the Earth is to reduce the population to 10percent of the present number.

He then showed solutions for reducingthe world's population in the form of a slide depictingthe FourHorsemen of the Apocalypse. War and famine wouldnot do, he explained. Instead, disease offered the mostefficient and fastest way to kill the billions thatmust soon die if the population crisis is to be solved.


Everyone should read this article (through Drudge), and this, and this, and wake up to the fact that the monster (that will eat us all) is crawling out from under the bed.

Not that this one Professor would bring about the destruction of the Human Race, all by himself, but (as is pointed out in the second & third science articles) his “students/disciples” may be the ones to worry about.

......Maybe go rent “12 Monkeys” again, and see how the Human World ends.

Bull Shit-- Enough Said

I have not posted anything about the Illegal Alien Marches going on all last week… cause….I’ve just been soooo pissed off about it…. and smarter people than me are jumping on it all over Net anyway.

......And I still don’t have anything to say, except what’s in the Title of this Post.

Energy Up Date

Not every thing on the Energy Front needs to be "New, Bright & Shiney".

How about "Old, Black & Oily"

Commenter WickedPinto pointed out a glaring omission on my last post. A very robust and unbelievably available (as much as 250 to 300 years worth in this Country alone) source of energy – COAL.

Used with new efficient “clean burning” technologies, this domestic fuel should be right up there on top of the list for “transition (away from oil)” technologies.

The DOE NETL Turbine....Advances in these gasification-based systems are required to successfully commercialize technologies that will attain the near-zero emissions goals of the Clean Coal Technology Roadmap.

Now Hear This...

New jet fuel made from Coal.

"A new process using jet fuel made from coal could reduce oil dependence, and improve fuel performance in advanced aircraft."

Thanks to Wicked for reminding me of this "old school" energy source.