Thursday, July 31, 2003

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." - Will Rogers

"First Among Equals"

Just opened Ken Starr's book about the Supremes.

Mr. Starr is the unselfish, mild-mannered Christian gentleman & consummate professional who was smeared by the most despicable, dishonorable Administration in our history. God, what an odious bunch.

Anyway, the name of the book implies the Court has usurped powers from the other two branches. Of course, the other branches have acquiesed out of political advantage or political cowardice. If anything, the Court should be equal or even Last Among Equals, being the least representative and least democratic branch in a democratic republic.

While conservatives want the Justices to act as referees, liberals see the Court as a permanent, unelected 9-person Senate, able to legislate at will. Hence the outrageous antics in the other Senate. Looks like we are finally fighting back, and it is long overdue.

The Libs' favorite court, the pro-criminal 9th Circuit, make the Supremes look positively majestic. All 10 of the criminal cases it sent upstairs were over-ruled; a 100% failure rate. In the real world, that would get you fired. It should get them impeached, but it won't. Impeachment may have worked in the 17th century, but is too unwieldy today.

We should look at electing judges; if they insist on being politicians, perhaps we should treat them as such. Of course, I would want this change instituted by Amendment, not by judicial fiat, as is the practice today. It might not improve the quality of judges, but it would move us toward self-governance.

What a concept.

Corrrection to previous post:

Johnny Sheffield, who played "Boy" is 72 and very much alive.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

The Duke...or The Doof?

Democrat candidate Gep Dickhardt appeared in a stunning, yet inelegant evening address before the Judy Garland Memorial Bar Association of San Francisco.

He fed his audience of Bay Area sharks the red meat, unveiling his desperate new strategy: running against The Golden Age of Hollywood.

Gep decried our "chest-beating unilateralism", an obvious swing at Johnny Weissmuller's "Tarzan". The only surviving cast member, Mr. Cheetah Simian responded in sign language, saying "It's Bedtime for Gepzo!".

"Foreign policy isn't a John Wayne movie, where we catch the bad guys, hoist a few cold ones and then everything fades to black. No matter the surge of momentary machismo -- as gratifying as it may be for some -- it is shortsighted and wrong to simply go it alone," said the nude Dickhardt. When asked why he was naked, he claimed "It's my body. It doesn't hurt anyone else if I choose to walk around without clothing."

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, American troops were in a gun-fight with the Hussein Gang.

Sounding for all the world like one of the cowardly townsfolk in "High Noon", Gep complained about our "utter disregard for diplomacy" and about the air-conditioning being too cold.

"We've got 147,000 Americans there now, we're spending $4 billion a month in Iraq. It's not mere machismo to resist asking allies for help -- it's absolute insanity,"...a charge he never leveled when Al Gore was doing his chillingly authentic "Sybil" impersonation.

When reached for comment, John Wayne replied:

by John Wayne

"America, America, God shed His grace on thee.."
You ask me why I love her ? Well, give me time and I'll explain.
Have you seen a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain ?
Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way ?
Have you watched the cold fog drifting over San Francisco Bay ?

Have you heard a bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines
Or heard the bellow of a diesel at the Appalachia mines ?
Does the call of the Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters roar ?
Do you look with awe and wonder at her Massachusetts shore...
Where men, who braved a hard new world, first stepped on Plymouth's rock ?
And do you think of them when you stroll along a New York City dock ?

Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies...way up high ?
Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada sky ?
Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea...
Or bow your head at Gettysburg...at our struggle to be free ?

Have you seen the mighty Titans?...Have you watched an eagle soar?
Have you seen the Mississippi roll along Missouri's shore ?
Have you felt a chill at Michigan, when on a winter's day,
Her waters rage along the shore in thunderous display ?
Does the word "Aloha"...make you warm ? Do you stare in disbelief
When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea Reef ?

From Alaska's cold to the Everglades...from the Rio Grande to Maine...
My heart cries out...my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain

You ask me why I love her ?...I've a million reasons why.
My beautiful America...beneath God's wide, wide sky.

"And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea."
Rep. Dickhardt blasted the Duke for "avoiding the issues" and offered Mr. Wayne a TrialLawyer brand cigarette. Mr. Wayne insisted patriotism WAS the issue and then offered to assist the non-voting Representative in wearing a yellow ribbon.

Gep is favored to win in the Acadamy's 'Best Dickumentary/ Impersonating an American' category...unless Micheal Moore films himself having a public bowel movement. again.

"Windage and elevation there, Little Missy," retorted Mr.Wayne, his aim true as ever.

The still-nude Presidential candidate referred all other questions to his invisible pink running-mate, 'Harvey', who insisted that the country was indeed ready to accept two invisible pink candidates on the same ticket.

F**k Mumia; Free Miguel!

The Senate plans to take a vote on 4 Bush court nominees, including Miguel Estrada. The Race Party has ambushed this man 6 times with an unconstitutional 60-vote requirement. They say he's not "Hispanic enough".

He was "Hispanic enough" to have "argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (winning most), clerked for one of its Justices, served as Assistant U.S. Solicitor General and an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and compiled a distinguished record as an attorney in private practice."

What is about "ALL men are created equal" that Democrats don't understand?

Nothing seems to deter the Race Party from their belief that skin color equals destiny; Not a Civil War, not Selma, not The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or the Civil Rights Act of '64. Take away their Poll Tax and they invent a new scheme; They just can't stop themselves.

I guess saying "He's not Hispanic enough" sounds better than saying "They all think alike". But it's the same thing.

Miguel Libre!

Monday, July 28, 2003

Say what you want

about Bob Hope. But he invented stand-up comedy.

And started touring with the USO 6 months BEFORE Pearl Harbor. Ten million miles in all, from Alaska to Arabia.

Thanks, Bob.

I'm going to do something for a vet today...with a smile.

Bob Hope...An American Original.

John Hawkins

interviews the gutsy Rep. Tom Tancredo, who opposes the Abolition of America.

It's up to us.

Either we force our politicians to grow some cojones...or live in a Third World tribalistic hell-hole.

Decide while you can.

Sunday, July 27, 2003

"Wow, what a day; Jessica Lynch comes home, we nail two sadistic mutts, and the Eiffel Tower catches fire. I've been walking around with the silliest grin on my face all day long."
- Tammy Bruce

If the EU, the UN and The Arab League happen to oppose the recent cannibalization of pygmys, it will only be because pygmys are 'genetically-modified' foodstuffs.

Turning the tables, Steyn dines on Idi for a change:

"The more condescending diplomats regarded him as an "idiot savant", though he was mostly heavy on the "idiot" and the "savant" moments were rare, if choice: one of his last acts as dictator was to warn the Prince of Wales not to marry Lady Diana. "You will live to regret this," he wrote."

"A convert to Islam, he escaped to Saudi Arabia, where he's been on "pilgrimage" ever since, living on a stipend from the royal family. At least in this instance, unlike their more recent subventions, the House of Saud began giving money to a mass murderer after he'd stopped killing."

"It seems strange to think of Idi among the Wahhabis...One wonders whether Idi looks at the Saudis' export of their toxic ideology to Pakistan, Indonesia, Chechnya, Amsterdam, San Diego and marvels at what he might have accomplished if he'd been a little less entertaining. He never had a plan, he never had a point. So hundreds of thousands of Ugandans died for no particular reason...Amin's never been called to account for his bloody reign because he was shrewd enough to flee to the one rogue state no western nation ever puts any pressure on, even today."

Pass the Saudi Sauce, please.

The Comedy Stylings of Tom "Shecky" DeLay:

"Good afternoon, or, as John Kerry might say: “Bonjour!”

I'm sure you've already heard a good many speakers today and will hear a bunch more after I'm done.

So you'll probably judge my speech more on its brevity than its persuasiveness.

But that's okay, because as you may have heard, we Republicans from Texas aren't known for our el-o-qua-city.

But we are known for being clear.

So in the interests of clarity, I have a simple message to pass along: the national Democrat party seems to have lost its marbles.

Though they remain a potent electoral machine, armed with battalions of trial lawyers and entertainers, and their Grand Coalition of the Perpetually Partisan, they are no longer a serious force in the national debate.

Their single organizing philosophy is an irrational, all-encompassing, broiling hatred of George W. Bush.

They hate him for a million reasons.

But most of all, Democrats hate the president because on every political issue of significance since he came into office, he has beaten them like rented mules.

Just look at their presidential candidates: it's like they're lost in a time warp.

They want to tax like Mondale and spend like Carter.

While everyone else got the memo that big-government, blame-America-first liberalism died with disco, the Howard Dean Democrats still want to party like it's 1979!

Maybe we should thank the Democrats for shedding their moderate clothing to reveal their true Swinging-Seventies selves.

But frankly, America doesn't need a president in a hot-pink leisure suit.

Today, the United States is at war.

It's not a war of our choosing, nor of our instigation.

But it is a war.

The September 11th attacks were not isolated incidents, or the actions of disgruntled political dissidents.

They were a premeditated assault on the freedom of every human being on this planet, and the United States is now committed to fight global terrorism with every resource at our disposal.

Containment is not an option – to say nothing of appeasement.

Terrorism will either be confronted – dead on – or it will destroy the free nations of the earth.

But in the last 18 months, it has become clear that the extreme, Bush-hating wing of the Democrat Party has decided to either ignore or reject the fundamental realities of 21st century life.

And rather than distance themselves from the hate, the party's leaders have embraced it.

To try to gauge just how out of touch the Democrat leadership is on the war on terror, just close your eyes and try to imagine Ted Kennedy landing that Navy jet on the deck of that aircraft carrier.

I don't know about you, I certainly don't want to see Teddy Kennedy in a Navy flight suit anytime soon.

After their embarrassing behavior over the last 18 months, the Democrats now have no credibility on national security.

Just look at the record.

John Kerry says what we really need is “regime change in Washington.”

After the Iraqi uprising at Firdos Square, House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi said she STILL opposed the war, and that "we could have brought down that statue for a lot less."

More recently, Howard Dean said he wasn't sure if the people in Iraq were better off under Saddam Hussein or not.

When criticized for these kinds of comments, the Democrats said we were questioning their patriotism.

Not so!

The Democrats' problem is not a lack of patriotism. It's a lack of seriousness.

They don't hate their country, they just refuse to lead it.

I will never call the Democrat Party unpatriotic, but I will call their current leadership unfit to face the serious challenges of the 21st century.

Just look at their rhetoric about the President's State of the Union speech.

Saddam Hussein – it is universally accepted by the international intelligence community – had weapons of mass destruction.

He was working to get more. He was a sponsor of terror and a threat to his neighbors.

He started two wars, tortured countless dissidents, and was so desperate to develop nuclear weapons that American presidents of both political parties urged his ouster.

His removal from power was an absolute good and Operation Iraqi Freedom was justified by any moral, political, legal, or humanitarian standard you apply to it.

No responsible leader could have permitted him to remain in Baghdad.

Yet the Democrats now spew more rhetoric about President Bush than they ever did about Saddam Hussein.

So unserious are the Democrats that they are now embarrassing themselves and their party over a single, irrelevant sentence in a 10-year old case for war that could run a hundred thousand pages long.

Howard Dean says the president intentionally misled the American people.

John Kerry hinted Operation Iraqi Freedom was about oil.

Dick Gephardt the other day said we were less safe and less secure than we were four years ago… when Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein ran free.

Blame-America-first liberals all over the country are repeating this nonsense.

But make no mistake: this isn't just campaign rhetoric we're talking about.

Let's be real clear:

If you take their comments to their logical conclusion, they're essentially calling our Commander in Chief, Benedict Arnold.

Ridiculous as it sounds, the logical extension of the Democrat leadership's assertion is that President Bush is an international war criminal.

If we are to take this nonsense seriously, THAT is how out of control the Democrats' rhetoric has become.

But, you see, that's the whole point.

The Democrats' accusations AREN'T meant to be taken seriously.

Because they're unserious people.

We're in the middle of a global conflict between good and evil and they're in the middle of a Michael Dukakis look-alike contest.

They either don't understand or don't care that this is a time for serious leadership.

They're just trying to change the subject, because on the issue of Iraq, they have nothing of substance to offer: only fear, and loathing, and a motley crew of presidential contenders.

They've gone off the deep end.


Bob Graham – a respected former governor and chairman of the intelligence committee – is calling for the president's impeachment.

John Edwards – a so-called moderate – compares the president to a dangerous socialist.

And Dennis Kucinich – a long-time member of Congress – now calls for legislation – I love this – to ban “mind control” weapons in outer space.

These ideas aren't unpatriotic… they're just weird.

It makes you wonder if at their next presidential debate, the Democrats are all going to show up wearing aluminum-foil helmets to protect their brain waves from the mother ship!

People who believe such things cannot be trusted with national leadership, period."

Don't miss G. Gordon Letterman's 'How to be a Good Democrat' Top Twenty List at Tony's House of Right-Wing Comedy. sample:

# 13. "You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high."

Everybody's in Show-Biz!

Saturday, July 26, 2003

The Judiciary is not out of control.

Why would you say a thing like that?

Friday, July 25, 2003

Dems Speed, ClintonSpeaks

Before we get into his remarks on Larry King, remember: This is the man who said he wished 9-11 happened on his watch. Nevermind that it did. That is, the first WTC bombing was supposed to accomplish the same result as on Sept. 11th. And Clinton chose to treat it as a glorified car-jacking. He did, however, use the occasion to lecture Americans about their racism.

No, I'm talking about the stunning self-centered nature of that statement. It says "I wish this was about ME!". Job #1 for Bill Clinton has always been Bill Clinton.

"When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for." There was a substantial amount of furniture unaccounted for, too. No doubt it required barrels of chemicals to remove his 'biological material' from the remaining furniture. "We might have gotten it all, we might have gotten half of it, we might have gotten none of it." This is all meant to re-write the record and show that Clinton was serious about addressing Saddam & terrorism. He was not.

When he says "Everybody makes mistakes when they are president.", he means to equate his High Crimes and work-a-day felonies with Bush's '16 words'...words that were, in all likelihood, accurate. "I mean, you can't make as many calls as you have to without messing up once in a while." Selling pardons, auditing your opponents, helping the PRC aim nukes at California...yeah, everybody messes up once in a while.

This is also meant to knock down the current crop of presidential candidates and pave the way for a President Hillary. But even his wife's candidacy is about restoring his legacy.

Now for the alleged "statesmanship":
"The thing we ought to be focused on is what is the right thing to do now."
"We should be pulling for America on this. We should be pulling for the people of Iraq."

Whoop-tee-doo! Since when does stating the obvious minimum constitute 'statesmanship'? Since Dems slid off the map into the area marked "Unknown! Dragons Live Here!"?

Moderate Dems welcomed his words; they understand that their party resembles a meth addict clinging to a telephone, rambling incoherently to the suicide hot-line after a 72 hr. jag.

But even Rahm Emanuel couldn't stop himself from mumbling into the reciever:

He credited Clinton "for being "generous and supportive".
"Only presidents know about the lonely decision to go to war," adding that Democrats can still effectively criticize the president on developments in the aftermath of the war."
And "pointed out that the Clinton administration had led the attack to secure peace in Bosnia, "but not a single soldier was killed when the fighting was over."
"Now we've got soldiers dying over there every day," Mr. Emanuel said." "

Yes we do, Rahm. So you can sit safely in your little sinecure, taking pot-shots at their worthy Commander-in-Chief. If it's alright with you, I'll credit those troops with being 'generous and supportive'; not the professional liar you served.

This is just another stop on the "Magical Legacy Tour". Some people just live for a few words of half-hearted, self-serving praise from the opposition. I do not. I voted for Clinton in '92 and he cured me of that forever.

I'll save my praise for the REAL Statesmen, thank you very much.

They are at this very moment building playgrounds for Iraqi children and chasing the Taleban in the mountains of Afghanistan.

And they are every bit the heroes that were the soldiers of Valley Forge or Normandy. EVERY LAST BIT.

Their actions are their statement.

They state, without even trying; "I serve a noble cause; one larger than myself."
Now THAT'S noteworthy and refreshing. Sublime, even.

Let's place honor where honor belongs.

And there alone.

Ehhhhh; Wassup, Doc?

Fred Barnes points out that prescription drug re-importation would import Canadian price-control laws & kill the goose that lays the golden cures.

And Robert M. Goldberg says it would open us up to counterfeit drugs...and even more lawsuits.

Conservatives should know...there are no free lunchs & no free cures.

Nimrod Rapaheli (love that name!) at Weekly Standard

quotes the Baghdad newspaper 'Babil' from last year:

"President and leader Saddam Hussein met with Dr. Fadhel al-Janabi, chairman of Iraq's Nuclear Energy Authority, and a select group of outstanding researchers and engineers from among the warriors of the NEA and the military industry. . . . His excellency told those present and the Iraqi people: "When the human mind has a . . . great objective, it will not be sidetracked from its goal." "

Saddam continued: "But I would never stoop so low as to seek yellowcake in Africa. Why, that would just be plain wrong and would provide the only possible reason for the United States Congress to support attacking me!"
Okay, okay, I made that part up. maybe.

The article explains what happened to some of Saddam's yellowcake...let's just say the Iraqis support food irradiation.

This follows the recent news that the Ba'athists also listed their al Qaeda liaison officer in the newspapers:
''Abid Al-Karim Muhamed Aswod, intelligence officer responsible for the coordination of activities with the Osama bin Laden group at the Iraqi embassy in Pakistan.''

On the issues of Iraq's nuclear program & their ties to bin Laden, the Baghdad papers & the Baathists have been more truthful than many American papers & Democrats.

Imagine my surprise.

What He Said,Too!

David Warren's "Smelling Blood".

Thursday, July 24, 2003

What He Said

Den Beste at WSJ Opinion Journal.

Berkeley News re-gurgi-ports:

"Researchers help define what makes a political conservative"

"...psychological factors linked to political conservatism include":

Fear and aggression
Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity
Uncertainty avoidance
Need for cognitive closure
Terror management
(Not to be missed: The Emperor's take on these 5 points.)

Uh-oh...I think I've just been "othered".

I now must lash out from my "deep need to punish"!

"The terror management feature of conservatism can be seen in post-Sept. 11 America, where many people appear to shun and even punish outsiders and those who threaten the status of cherished world views,"

No. We 'even' want to punish those who sucessfully threatened the status of the cherished World Trade Center, flucknuggems.

"Concerns with fear and threat, likewise, can be linked to a second key dimension of conservatism - an endorsement of inequality, a view reflected in the Indian caste system, South African apartheid and the conservative, segregationist politics of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-South S.C.)."

You mean like the segregated dining, living, studying & graduation arrangements on campus? And the inequality of the race-preference admissions policy? Soon Berkely will have pigmentometers and mellanin dectectors in every doorway. Equally, of course.

"Hitler, Mussolini, and former President Ronald Reagan were individuals, but all were right-wing conservatives because they preached a return to an idealized past and condoned inequality in some form. Talk host Rush Limbaugh can be described the same way."

National Socialism & Fascism are both collectivist, statist philosophies. Sorry, Lefties; stop pawning your babies off on us, you Dead-beat Derzhinskys.

"...the result is an "elegant and unifying explanation" " and "revealed "more pluralistic and nuanced understanding of the source of conservatism,"

Ah; the elegant nuance of lumping Reagan with Hitler!

"...that "does not mean that conservatism is pathological or that conservative beliefs are necessarily false, irrational, or unprincipled."

It just always works out that way, huh?

"They also stressed that their findings are not judgmental."

Mine are. dungweevils.

"In many cases, including mass politics, 'liberal' traits may be liabilities, and being intolerant of ambiguity, high on the need for closure, or low in cognitive complexity might be associated with such generally valued characteristics as personal commitment and unwavering loyalty,"

In other words, sometimes liberals are just TOO gosh-darned smart, but conservatives always make 'good Germans'.

"This intolerance of ambiguity can lead people to cling to the familiar, to arrive at premature conclusions, and to impose simplistic cliches and stereotypes, the researchers advised."

I'd advise that this entire piece of research is intolerant, ambiguous, clingy, all-too-familiar, premature & immature, simplistic, cliched & sterotypical.

They posit BushLied(tm) because of his 'need for closure'...no word on how much time they spent with the patient in psychoanalysis.

"Glaser acknowledged that the team's...assessment...might be viewed as a partisan exercise. However, he said, there is a host of information available about conservatism, but not about liberalism."

WHAT?!! If you needed more info on liberalism, besides looking in the mirror, all you had to do was hold hands, pass the bong & sing a little 'Kumbayah' to break the ice! Call it a second post-publication party. Our Ace Researchers can't find info on liberalism...at Berkeley!

"The researchers conceded cases of left-wing ideologues, such as Stalin, Khrushchev or Castro, who, once in power, steadfastly resisted change, allegedly in the name of egalitarianism."

"Yet,..." I don't think I like that 'Yet'...

"Yet, they noted that some of these figures might be considered politically conservative in the context of the systems that they defended. The researchers noted that Stalin, for example, was concerned about defending and preserving the existing Soviet system."


Stalin was a Conservative!!! Like Reagan!!!


Thank you, Perfessers! I can see clearly now! The scales have fallen from my eyes! I now have an elegant, nuanced, pluralistic yet unifying theory I can live by! I am New Soviet Man!!!

Speaking of 'defending and preserving the existing Soviet system', it's heart-warming to see that good old Soviet Psychiatry is not yet a lost art. Oops...I'm clinging again!

I can't Fisk these pseudo-educratic knobnozzles any more. It makes me want to invade a small country just for the hell of it, and my doctor says I should cut back.

For more, also check out The Angry Clam & Lonewacko.

I'll be over here in the idealized past.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Rangel: "U.S. Acted Illegally in Killing Uday and Qusay"

"We have a law on the books that the United States should not be assassinating anybody."

"We tried to assassinate Castro and we paid dearly for it."

The headline is all wrong; it should read:

"Castro Admits Assassinating JFK Through Favorite Toady Mouthpiece".

"Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
-Abraham Lincoln

Do you missk your Fisk?

Or more to the point, Puggs of Random Nuclear Strikes asks "...did Fisk ever write about a murdering Arab with a gun he didn't want to BLOW?"


No, Puggs, he didn't. But Bobby doesn't discriminate. One need not be Arab to be the object of Bobby's affections. Any terrorist will do.
In case you missed Silent Running's Tom Paine post the first time, here it is:

"On or about 1973, Northern Ireland was not exactly the cushiest post in the British Army. And in the whole of Ulster, South Armagh was regarded as quite possibly the worst place in the world to be a soldier. It was bandit country, with roadside bombs, ambushes, off-duty cops getting their throats cut...oh yes, the famous hospitality of the Emerald Isle was in full swing. As was the legendary ability of the locals to spin tall tales. The lies they told the security forces! It was amazing. Such inventiveness and cunning."

"Now this mate of mine was a downy-cheeked one-pipper of a 2nd Lieutenant at the time, and drew night patrol duty out of Crossmaglen during the height of the unpleasantness. A couple of nights before the incident I'm about to relate, he'd lost one of his men to a command-detanated mine. They'd managed to nail one of the bastards who did it when they spotted the hide, but the second Paddy decided (stupidly, naturally) to try legging it across a field when the section's recon by fire into the hide took the top of his pal's head clean off and splashed the brains over the fancy new camo clobber he'd got from the Che Guevara Spring Revolutionary Style catalogue."

"One of my mate's blokes brought the Paddy down by shooting his legs out from under him, and at the subsequent trial the Judge had to let the swine go, because the section hadn't actually see the guy leave the hide the mine had been detonated from (they tracked the wires back to it). The other guys brains were all over him, there was nowhere else he could have been, and he was a known dirt-bag in the district, but nothing could be done."

"Anyway, a couple of afternoons after this excitement, this patrol which my mate is in charge of (he's an old fella these days, but he was pretty young back then) is manning a roadblock. Up comes Bobby Fisk in his Mini, and they stop him. He packs a big sad, and starts yelling the place down about how he's an important journalist and this is British Army harrasment, and he's on first name terms with the Chief Constable and he'll have my mate's pips for this, just basically carrying on like the giant penis he's always been."

"Having failed the old attitude test, my mate decides the best thing for all concerned is if they subject this cock's car to the automotive equivalent of a full body cavity search. Any of you who have done this will know that it involves ripping the seats out, taking all the wheels off, turning it on its side...I mean, they basically take it apart."

"Fisk's head just about explodes while all this is going on, and demands that my mate get on the blower to HQ and have them order him to halt the search immediately, if not sooner. So he does that, gets the South Armagh Area CO on the horn and explains he's got a journo at his roadblock who seems to have a problem with HM Forces searching his car."

" "Oh Christ, it's not that fucking Fisk chap is it?" On being assured that it is, the CO asks what condition his car is in. Wheels off, no seats, tipped on it side, fuel tank drained sir."

" "I see. Well in that case Lieutenant, I order you to comply with the gentleman's wishes and stop interfering with his car. Immediately! Is that understood?" Indeed it was. So they halted the search, dismantled the roadblock, and wandered off across the fields, looking for more Provos to shoot. My mate reckons they could probably hear Fisk effing and blinding all the way over in Newry."

Those Fisk-it Biscuits should satisfy your craving for the Craven One.

Steyn v. Blair

"...I regret his decision to toss his snarling party a bone by intervening on behalf of the British subjects indefinitely detained at Don Rumsfeld’s pleasure at Guantanamo."

"The British jihadi should certainly be treated differently: they should be subjected to much lengthier and more detailed interrogation."

"...they know far more than the Afghan warlord’s idiot cousin about the weak points of the system – they know what papers you need to slip across the border from Montreal to Plattsburgh, who you need to hook up with in Virginia to get fake ID, etc. It’s the jihad networks in the west that give the movement its global reach. Shut them down and what’s left is just a bunch of losers frolicking in their own decrepit backyard."

Steyn wins.

Compare & contrast

President Bush today honored

"these Medal of Freedom winners: Jacques Barzun (the scholar), Julia Child (who is Julia Child) {also former OSS}, Roberto Clemente (the baseball hero who died young), Van Cliburn (the pianist), Vaclav Havel (one of the great men of the Cold War and post-Cold War), Charlton Heston (NR's own Chuck), Edward Teller (father of the hydrogen bomb — "But why doesn't it ever send me a Father's Day card?" he likes to say), Dave Thomas (the late Wendy's founder and adoption advocate), Byron 'Whizzer' White (the late Supreme Court justice), James Q. Wilson (the social scientist), and John Wooden (the basketball coach)." (via Jay Nordlinger@ NRO).

Congratulations and thanks to the Medal of Freedom honorees. History will be kind.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, fellow anti-semites & America-bashers Pres. Jaques Chirac & Prime Minister Mohamed of Malaysia honored each other.

Mohamed, "the veteran Southeast Asian leader defended his recent vilification of Westerners as greedy warmongers aiming at dominating the world. And he stood by his call on Muslim nations to build up their military strength so as to fulfil a Qur'aanic injunction to "strike fear into the hearts of their enemies". "

" “We can't accept any longer, given the changes in the world and the attitude of the people, the law of the jungle,” said Chirac, who was one of the strongest opponents to the United States-led war in Iraq."

Chirac built Iraq's reactor and tried to give Hussein weapons-grade plutonium. He was perfectly content as a pussy-cat in Hussein's 'jungle'.

CongRATS to the 2 'Ali Baba' Award winners.
(via LGF )

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Press Corps Motto: "It's all about Meme!"

A large number of the Press Corps are lying, hypocritical, self-important shit-weasels, who, when not shilling for the Democrat Party, are busy indulging their own egos & careers while lazily following the herd. All literate people know this.

The press has convinced itself that the President lied, and frankly, they just don't like the competition.

One of their themes: the ongoing attacks on our troops. One of the reasons we still face this opposition is that we didn't kill "tens of thousands" of Iraqis, as we were assured we would. By these same people.

Everytime a soldier is killed, we hear how many days it is since Pres. Bush declared 'major hostilities have ended', proving that Bush doesn't know what he's talking about.

But Bush was right.

If he had said major hostilities are continuing, they would cry "Quagmire!" when there were no bombings or offensives. They have chosen to treat his words as if he said 'ALL hostilities have ended forever.", instead of the implied (and accurate) "minor hostilities will continue.". It is a fundamentally dishonest premise by fundamentally dishonest spin-doctors.

And you will rarely hear our efforts listed as a reason for other positive developments; the Syrians leaving Lebanon, the emboldenment of the Iranian people or even the baby steps taken in the Mid-East, dubious as they are.

Do these reporters know how asinine they look, playing "Gotcha!" at press conferences? They have the movie "All the President's Men" playing inside their heads, but to this outside observer, all I see are people with an agenda, at best supremely indifferent to the survival of my family and country.

So here are MY '16 words';

You so-called 'journalists' are providing aid and comfort to our enemies; stop it now.

oops; that's only 15 words.

stop it now, Assholes.

Report that.

"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." - Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With the demise of the Hussein punks, it bent a long way in that direction today. C'mon, Idi!

A good day & a good day's work, Gentlemen.

Monday, July 21, 2003

In the Land of the Uni-cycle, the Two-wheeled Man is King

Armstrong Strong-armed!

Lance Armstrong won the latest round of the Tour de France, despite crashing when his brake lever caught a spectator's handbag.

The spectator, one Jaques Chirac of Paris, insisted it was "a most unfortunate, regrettable & completely unforeseeable accident."

His companion, a Mr. Hans Blix, citizen of the world, seemed to verify Chirac's version of events, but said he could not be absolutely sure without an international inspections regime. "Twelve years to investigate the matter should suffice," said Blix.

"Despite my best eff...that is, Mr. Armstrong performed very well today despite zis totally un-premeditated tragedy," said Chirac. "However, I have it on good authority that there has been a change in zee rules; All non-French competitors must now compete on unicyles, dressed as mimes, wearing yellow-cake make-up from French sources in Africa. It simply shouts 'Zee Glory that ees France!'," exclaimed Chirac.

Democrats demanded an investigation...of Armstrong. "We can't have aggressive Texans going around the world bullying our closest allies," said Democrat spokes-organ Gep Dickhardt. "Democrats believe that Mr. Armstrong may well be guilty of purse-snatching."

"Eet iz NOT a purse!" protested Chirac.

What is up with these Michigan Congressperples?

Didn't they get a copy of the same Constitution as everyone else?

Michigan's senators have been holding up Bush's nominees in order to get two more Clinton appointees re-nominated. One of the Clintonites is Carl Levin's cousin-in-law. Bush was foolish to do this once as an olive branch, and this is what it got him.

Hatch is disregarding their anti-constitutional use of 'blue-slips' and scheduling hearings anyway. Good.

Sorry, Donkators; Ex-Presidents & Congresscritters don't get to nominate judges...especially ones named "Nara Lee-Taylor" and "M. N. 'Nate' Penumbra".

(via Byron York at NRO)

July 21, 2003

The Honorable John D. Dingell
Member of Congress
House of Representatives
Washington D.C. 20515-2215

Congressman Dingell,

Thank you for such a warm and hospitable welcome to Michigan.

Amendment I of the United States Constitution is, in part, as follows:

Congress shall make no law …abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment XIV of the Constitution is, in part, as follows:

All persons born and naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside…

Over the years, the courts have consistently held that these Amendments, taken together, grant to all American citizens the right to travel freely, to express their views, and to participate in the affairs — short of exercising a vote — of any village and hamlet in the nation. For most, this is so well established as to be beyond question.

Perhaps, you are unaware that I am an American citizen — a distinction from which I derive the rights and privileges enumerated in the Constitutional Amendments noted above. It is quite clear from your reaction to the recent decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court to sanction the use of racial preferences, notwithstanding Amendment XIV, that you have little regard for that Amendment; so I should not be surprised that you would also want to deny me the rights that I enjoy pursuant to the Constitution.

I am obliged to tell you, Congressman, that I, on the other hand, do believe in and honor the Constitution of this nation. And, it confirms that my right to visit Michigan, as a full-fledged American citizen and not simply as a tourist, is not contingent on your invitation. As a taxpaying U.S. citizen, anywhere I set foot on American soil is my "home," just as much as it is yours.

If you would grant me a waiver so that my tax dollars would not be used to support racial discrimination in the State of Michigan, I would more respectfully entertain your impudent advice. Absent that, the term arrogance does not begin to capture the essence of a United States Congressman advising an American citizen to refrain from participating in the affairs of his government. Ironically, your advice is the echo of southern segregationists who sought the comfort of states' rights to practice their discrimination against black Americans. Have you learned nothing about "civil rights" from that horrible chapter in our nation's history?

There is such an eerie similarity between them and you that it bears comment.

George Wallace, Lester Maddox, and others who shared their rabid and abhorrent views believed in treating people differently on the basis of skin color…and so do you.

They wanted to practice their brand of racism free from the interference of "meddling, outside agitators"…and so do you.

They called those who disagreed with them and merely wanted to exercise their right to assemble "carpetbaggers" and "non-resident troublemakers" who were "stirring up trouble where none exists"…and so do you.

They were arrogant and intolerant bullies…and so are you.

Your letter is a prime example of why the texture of civil discourse in our nation is so coarse. It is an indication of why Members of Congress need the police to intervene to separate them from fighting. What a terrible example for our children and our grandchildren.

As a member of the Congress, I suppose you have the right to send narrow-minded and venomous letters, at taxpayers' expense, to anyone of your choosing. But, you ought to be ashamed of telling any American citizen to "go home and stay there." How dare you!

By promoting the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, those of us who believe in this cause — I among them — are doing what the Constitution of Michigan allows; and you should not be seeking to abridge the right of American citizens to use processes allowed by law to implement their civic beliefs and values. Candidly, if you were true to the oath of office that you have sworn to defend and uphold, you would not be so content to look the other way while Jennifer Gratz, Barbara Grutter, and Pat Hamacher were being discriminated against. You would object to the Supreme Court's defiance of the simple command of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all Americans be treated equally "without regard to race, color or national origin."

The thought does not escape me, congressman — and it should not you either — that some of my tax dollars contribute to your salary. That makes me an involuntary constituent of yours. Therefore, I must ask, do you treat all of your constituents with such contempt, arrogance and high-handedness, or do you reserve such treatment for the "uppity" ones who insist on using their civil rights to participate in public policymaking?

You say that I am not welcome in Michigan and that the "people of Michigan" don't want me there. I believe you represent the 15th Congressional District of Michigan and nothing else. Longevity has its way of creating delusions of grandeur, and I believe that has happened to you. In addition, I must ask whether you have run your "get out of town" sermon by the hundreds of other Michiganders who have called, written and emailed me to come to Michigan and assist in the restoration of the principle of "equal protection under the law?"

You have said I am "stirring up trouble where none exists." That certainly isn't what I hear from other prominent people in Michigan or what I have read in the dailies of your state. And, it is certainly inconsistent with my observations about Benton Harbor and other racial circumstances in Michigan? It defies credulity that you could be so out of touch with your state as to not recognize the racial tension that lies within, much of which has been engendered by racial preferences at the University of Michigan.

I note with great interest that Reverend Jesse Jackson has announced his intention to open an office of his Rainbow Coalition in Benton Harbor. Would you please be kind enough to send me a copy of your letter to him demanding that he "go home and stay there." I understand that he is also a non-resident of Michigan.

Since you so proudly posted your letter to me on your website, I trust that you will do the same with my response.

With equally good wishes.


Ward Connerly

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Dennis Miller

at WSJ on Springer:

"But at this point, Springer would have to hire a team of sherpas to assist him on the long trek back up to the lowest common denominator. "

at Weekly Standard on Old Red, White & Blue-Eyes:

"We are simultaneously the most loved, hated, feared, and respected nation on this planet. In short, we're Frank Sinatra. And Sinatra didn't become Sinatra playing down for punks outside the Fontainebleau."

and Staying Alive for another Saturday Night:

"And with John Ashcroft, the main civil liberty I'm looking to protect is the 'me not getting blown up' one. I don't know if it's written down anywhere in Tom Paine's crib sheets, but that's my big one."

And wait 'til John Kerry opens this 'courriel' from Dennis:

"The guy looks like an Easter Island statue in a power tie."

Read 'em both!

(hat-tip to C. S. & W. and the Curmudgeon.)

Saturday, July 19, 2003

An influential and powerful corporation

exploits a program meant for 9/11 rebuilding.

It demands tax-breaks, energy subsidies, the right to abuse 'eminent domain' laws and threatens to move 'off-shore' if it's demands are not met.

Enron? Halliburton? maybe a fast-food giant like Burger King?


Krugron. Howelliburton. SulzBurger King.

Yes, it's the NY Times, fearless watchdog of corporate shenannigans, champion of the down-trodden & moral arbiter to the nation.

That's rich...Frank Rich! and greedy, too.

I look forward to all the articles about the displaced homeless and Mom & Pop businesses; the thunderings about corporate greed, crony capitalism and undue influence.

in the Post.

Friday, July 18, 2003

"We often read nowadays of the valor or audacity with which some rebel attacks a hoary tyranny or an antiquated superstition. There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one's grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers." - G. K. Chesterton

Traición ?

"Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed legislation Thursday that would have required proof of identification before casting a ballot, calling it a thinly disguised effort to suppress minority voting."

She said that as Atty. General she had not seen any evidence of voter fraud. Because she didn't look. And because she was elected by a margin of 13,000 votes. How many were foreign citizens? An American Governor who serves at the pleasure of the citizens of Mexico?

This is the Right of Government to dissolve the People and elect a new one.

Got Borders Yet?

Dennis Kucinich eats his spinach

He's been saying Bush has 'stained' the office with his lies.
But he always has a gravy stain on his own tie when he says it, making it a wee bit hard to take seriously.

Chris Matthews couldn't. Here, he makes Kucinich his bitch:

KUCINICH: "...I’ve been saying all along that there has never been a connection between Saddam Hussein and 9-11. It’s never been proved that Saddam Hussein had a connection with al Qaeda at 9-11, that Iraq was connected to the anthrax attack. That Iraq had any usable weapons of mass destruction or the capacity or capability or willingness to deliver them.
All the things that I’ve been saying over the last year and more have now been proven to be true.
MATTHEWS: So the president lied?
KUCINICH: Well, I think the personality who lied isn’t important here. What is important...
MATTHEWS: No, no, no. The president of the United States said...
KUCINICH: Those are your words. Those are your words.
KUCINICH: I would nominate any gay to the Supreme Court, or lesbian or bisexual or transgendered person to the Supreme Court, as long as they were ready to uphold Roe v. Wade.
MATTHEWS: What are we to make of that, Congressman Kucinich, statement?
KUCINICH: You’re to make of it that equality before the law is an essential and cardinal principle of our government. And in addition to that, women in our society will never truly have equality if Roe v. Wade is repealed, and so I’m take a stand of behalf of equality for everyone.
MATTHEWS: But it just looks like the most patent kind of pandering. You’re saying the only issue that matters to you in terms of picking a Supreme Court justice, in terms of the person’s background, the only issue that matters to you is an issue on which you took a 180 degree different position throughout your career.
In other words, you will only accept judges on the Supreme Court who totally disagreed with you your entire life until recently when you decided to run for president and go national.
KUCINICH: Actually, Chris, what I’m saying here is that I believe that upholding Roe v. Wade...
MATTHEWS: But you were always against it. Now you’re for it and saying if a judge is against it, they can be gay, straight, transgender, whatever, as long as they agree with you this instant and they didn’t agree with you your whole career. It looks like pandering and it looks like, I don’t know what. Hypocrisy of the worst kind. But go ahead. Explain it.
KUCINICH: OK. Thanks, Chris. I think criminalization of abortion would set this country back.
MATTHEWS: Who is proposing criminalization of abortion?
KUCINICH: Actually, Congress has been increasingly moving in the direction.
MATTHEWS: Who supports criminal punishments for abortion.
KUCINICH: Congress has been increasingly moving in the direction towards criminalization.
MATTHEWS: Name a U.S. congressperson.
KUCINICH: It’s a fact.
MATTHEWS: Name a Congressperson who supports putting people in jail for having an abortion. Name one.
KUCINICH: Trent Lott, at the beginning of this Congress, stated that it was the number one agenda for his, the legislative agenda to move forward to make abortion illegal.
MATTHEWS: No, you said to put them in jail, to criminalize abortion. Name a member of Congress who wants to-name any member of Congress in either party who says put a person in jail for having an abortion. Name one.
KUCINICH: I campaigned for Congress in 1996 against an opponent who was backing a constitutional amendment to make abortion illegal. And what I’m saying that it’s important in this country-
MATTHEWS: You didn’t say that. You said criminalize it. You said put a person in jail for having an abortion. Do you believe any member of Congress wants to do that?
KUCINICH: Well, I think there are members of Congress who want to do that. That’s absolutely right.
MATTHEWS: Name one.
KUCINICH: This isn’t about naming one.
MATTHEWS: Name one. Name one.
KUCINICH: I think Chris Smith would support it. I do...
MATTHEWS: He would. Well, that’s a nice subjective move, but you don’t have his testimony supporting it. We’ll check with him on that. I think it’s a rotten thing to say.
Let’s go on...
KUCINICH: What’s a rotten thing to say?
MATTHEWS: To say that somebody in Congress wants to put a woman in jail for having an abortion when you don’t even know their name.
KUCINICH: Well, you asked me to...
MATTHEWS: Name one.
KUCINICH: You asked me to who would be responsible and take that kind of a position. And I think Chris has had a strong position all of his life on it, and I think he’s probably be..
MATTHEWS: You’re desperate. Let’s move on here.
Congressman Hunter, let me ask you a serious question because you’re a serious man. This was not a serious conversation."

(via Balloon Juice)

Tony Blair

shows more patriotism than the Democrat candidates combined.

A lot of this speech is Third Way boilerplate (his description of the Islamic world sounds depressingly like the multi-cult socialist hell his party is inflicting on England), but he gets some important things right, too.

Democrats can't seem to muster this kind of defense of the West, relying merely on their pathetic 'Bush Lied!' mantra, which, while not treason by about 12 degrees of separation, undoubtedly gives aid & comfort to our enemies.

But that is unimportant to a party so morally bankrupt & Clintonized that it allows a lynch-mob leader like Al Sharpton on stage with all the rest.

We throw our David Dukes in jail for tax-evasion and refuse his phone calls.

They make theirs Presidential candidates, no matter how many bodies lie in the street after the riots he incited. And ask him serious questions on news programs.

God knows Republicans can be lame, but Dr. Dean & Co. remain incurable patriotic-paraplegics. And "Better put a little ice on that" is their only prescription.

For the Brutal Afghan Summer, maybe.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

For the best storytelling

you'll see on the Web today, go visit Steve's old Kentucky home with him.

Yes, Ma'am.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Will Rogers,

on viewing the Venus de Milo with his neice:
"See what happens if you keep chewing your nails?"

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"

"This stuff they are talking here in Congress costs the people of the United States $44 a page. That's beside what it costs to ship it to the asylums where it's read."

"A politician is just like a pickpocket; it's almost impossible to get him to reform."

"Our Constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'present' or 'not guilty." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can."
-Mark Twain

"Congress is continually appointing fact-finding committees, when what we really need are some fact-facing committees."
-Roger Allen

"Americans just want us to... not be concerned if they can be constitutionally justified... Why, if we had to do that we could not pass most of the laws we enact around here."
-Sen. John Glenn

"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us."
-P. J. O'Rourke


Keep an eye on

Denis Boyles; this guy can write.

On France: "...almost 100 percent of them practice birth control and "family planning," a euphemism for having a family that includes more cars than kids. Natural law, the richly ornamented expression of which is orthodox religious practice and belief, is easy to disregard. But you break the law, you pay the price. And in the case of France — and Germany...the price of being fruitless and not multiplying is a smaller state-welfare apparatus and a working life that takes you right up to the edge of the grave, then pushes you in. For those who need to believe the state can always do what God can't, that's called dying for your faith."

"The growing smallness of France — diplomatically, economically, culturally — is a remarkable thing. One day, I fear I'll go to bash the French and find myself making faces at an Islamic Euro-state."

National Court's "European Vacation"

Terry Eastland cites those who cite EUro-law.

Justice Kennedy: "..."The right...has been accepted as an integral part of human freedom in many other countries.", citing The EUropean Court of Human Rights. yeah.

"... Justice Ginsburg began with a discussion of foreign law. In a death penalty case last year, Justice Stevens dropped a footnote citing "the world community"..."

"Justice Breyer wrote that foreign law "can help guide this court when it decides whether a particular punishment violates the Eighth Amendment." In a rare TV interview last week, Justice Breyer described "the challenge for the next generation" as that of figuring out whether the Constitution "fits into the governing documents of other nations." "

I don't want our Constitution to "fit in" with other countries' 'governing documents', thank you very much. Let them "harmonize" their inferior documents to fit in with ours. Or not.
But we need Justices who remember who they work for and to which 'governing document' they swore an allegiance. As I recall, ours was an antidote to European systems, not a subordinate clause to be 'harmonized'.

Justices Scalia & Thomas have been highly critical of this Trans-national jurisprudence.

Most of the Court is in Europe at this very moment, including Justice Thomas;

At least he knows which country he's in.

And which country is in him.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

That didn't take long, either

When New York ratified the Constitution in 1788, they explained how they understood it:

"That the People have a right to keep and bear Arms; that a well regulated Militia, including the body of the People capable of bearing Arms, is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State."


"That the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States, or of any other Court to be instituted by the Congress, is not in any case to be increased, enlarged or extended by any Fiction, Collusion or mere suggestion."


"That excessive Bail ought not to be required; nor excessive Fines imposed; nor Cruel or unusual Punishments inflicted."

Somehow, I doubt they understood themselves to be ratifying this reading of the 8th Amendment.

"ALBANY — A convicted killer seeking a sex change is entitled, at taxpayer expense, to medical treatment that could lead to gender reassignment, a federal judge in Albany held yesterday."

" "Surely inmates with diabetes, schizophrenia, or any other serious medical need are not denied treatment simply because their conditions were not diagnosed prior to incarceration," Judge Kahn said."

"The judge made clear that he is not ordering a sex change or a specific medical regimen..."

But " "Prison officials are . . . obliged to determine whether plaintiff has a serious medical need and, if so, to provide him with at least some treatment." "

"Yesterday, Judge Kahn...held for Mr. Brooks on the grounds of due process and the strictures against cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He said the state failed to provide "adequate treatment for [Mr. Brooks'] serious medical needs." "

This is Anti-law based on Anti-medicine. And certainly not an obligation of tax-payers based on the judgement of an organization that is inches away from recognizing pedophilia as 'normal'.

And if the Government can kill your grand-child by giving your minor daughter a secret government abortion, why can't they give your child one of these operations?

After all, there's a 'Privacy Rights' Clause right there in the Living Constitution. I know I saw it somewhere.

One can only hope the Higher Courts surgically remove Judge Kahn's emanating penumbra, but who can say?
Here we go.

Jaques Chirac

cut the deal that gave Iraq a nuke plant in the first place. And he wanted to give Hussein weapons-grade plutonium, but, when caught, had to settle for a much weaker grade. Then lied about it.

Now it looks like France was behind the fraudulent uranium document, perhaps produced as disinformation to undermine the legitimate claim of Nigerian inquiries. And the Nigerian yellow-cake facilities are run ...by the French.

In their honor, we present

French History Month:

Lewis & Clark hired Toussaint Charbonneau to translate for them on their expedition. He brought one his adolescent American Indian slave-wives, Sacagawea, and left the other behind. He made his living killing fuzzy little animals. Several times he nearly ended the expedition, getting lost, capsizing boats & nearly drowning. When confronted by a bear, he threw away his gun and fled, endangering the other members of the party.

But he could cook.

This has been a French History Moment.

(sponsored, in part, by Daily Pundit).

We're all Jews now

"In 1967 I was a young communist, like most Italian youngsters..."

Read Fiamma Nirenstein's "How I became an Unconscious Fascist".

Some of us seem to have forgotten what's at stake...

Namely, everything.

Stanley Kurtz on North Korea.

I'm reading

"Benjamin Franklin" by Edmund S. Morgan. Not to be confused with Edmund Morris, the lazy novelist of "Dutch" fame.

We tend to think of the colonists fighting King George, but Franklin's beef was with the Penn family & Parliament. Indeed, Franklin wanted more Royal control to check their power. The colonists recognized the King, but couldn't accept that Englishmen of say, Manchester, should have control over the Englishmen of Massachussets. When the King sided with Parliament, it was over. And Franklin, who had long cherished the dream of a Greater England, became the most pro-independence of Americans, based on his intimate knowledge of English opinion & malfeasance.

Franklin embraced moral relativity as a young man...until his friends used it to avoid repaying their debts to him.

He wrongly worried about the assimilation of Germans...and rightly complained about the importation of British criminals.

He 'owned' 2 slaves at one point...but came to forcefully reject slavery.

He had at least 4 home-towns in his life; Boston, Philadelphia, London and Paris.

He could be considered America's first nationally-elected leader; he was chosen by the Assemblies of Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvannia and Massachusetts to represent them before the Crown.

Franklin's pen-names include: Historicus, Benevolus, Silence Dogood, Harry Meanwell, Alice Addertongue, 'Poor' Richard Saunders, Timothy Turnstone, Caelia Shortface, Martha Careful, Miss Busy Body, Polly Baker & Anthony Afterwit.

Some of these writings as women were proto-feminist.

In an effort to get England to treat the colonists fairly, he wrote a piece in which he pointed out that America would soon have more people than England, sarcastically suggesting the castration of American males...more proto-feminism!???

"Hereditary Legislators!, thought I. There would be more propriety...(and) less mischief, in having...Hereditary Professors of Mathematics!"

I'll let you know how the never-ending story ends.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Everytime three smelly hippies

wave a placard against George Bush, it makes the evening news.

Compare that to the news brown-out of the Iranian uprising; The Dixie Chicks get more coverage than a popular revolution in a country ruled by Mad Mullahs on the brink of going nuclear; a country that has been murdering Americans for years. Amazing.

I bitch about the PC nonsense that goes on over here, but I'll be the first to admit it does not compare to the censorship...REAL censorship... and brutality faced by the Iranians.


(hat-tip to Beaker & Wind Rider)

Sunday, July 13, 2003

If the Declaration of Independence

were written today, would it resemble this:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident:

That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..."

or this?:

"A Manifesto of Dependence"

"We, evidently, hold our Selves to be Truth;

That all outcomes & peoples shall be created equal; Above average? We'll grind you into mediocrity; below average? we'll prop you up! That we are endowed by our prehensile protozoan predecessors with all rights/all the time...and never any duties; that among these rights are...well, everthing. oh, yeah ; Happiness, too. Make me happy...or else! To secure these rights, we surrender all decision-making, including where to vacation, to Government, which derives it's raw power from the Contempt of the Governed. Whenever any actual people get in the way of the Utopia we are creating, it is the right of government to alter or abolish the people and institute a new people."

Come to think of it, this might actually be the Preamble to the new EU Constitution.

That didn't take long

California Universities Outlaw Pesky White People.

Washington Times has this UPI report :

"California Polytechnic State University has found a white student guilty of "disruption" for trying to post a flier in a public area where a group of black students were eating pizza. The flier advertised a talk by a black conservative."

"Authorities at Cal Poly say it was not the content of Hickle's flier, but rather his very presence that was "disruptive"."

"One student told him to leave or she would call the police. He left without posting the flier. She called the police."

"He was charged with violating subsection (d) of Section 41301 of Title V of the California Code of Regulations, which prohibits "obstruction or disruption..."

"The university scheduled a disciplinary hearing and informed Hinkle that he could not bring an attorney."

"Vice President for Student Affairs Cornel Morton called attention to Hinkle's blond hair and blue eyes and the fact that Hinkle was... white..."

"W. David Conn, vice provost for academic programs and undergraduate education, informed Hinkle that he had been found guilty as charged. "

"UPI called the office of University President Warren J. Baker for comment and was referred to Cornel Morton's office..."

"Cornel Morton, the vice president of student affairs, (stated) that Hinkle should have known that the very presence of a white... could be seen as "a collision of experience" - an element of the "disruption" charge..."

Boy, is this a great country, or what?

I can be sitting on the campus of a public university, enjoying my Constitutional right never to encounter an idea I might disagree with, and have people arrested for their offensive skin color.

Rev. King would be so proud right now.

(via A Little More...)

On second thought, under this law, Justice Thomas could have any dissenting Justices arrested for "colliding with his experience".

Yes; this is a wonderful law, and I fully support it.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

If everything you know about DDT

comes from a Joni Mitchell song, you might want to look at this post by Pat at Judicious Asininity.

The Space Shuttle likely crashed because the foam had to be reformulated to enviro-regs.

People starve when good food is labeled 'dangerous'.

And millions of people have been infected with malaria, West Nile and other diseases, often fatally, so enviro-nuts can feel good about themselves.

Dirt Worship kills people.

Real people.

WMDs Found?

Not that it makes any difference to me, as far as invading Iraq; I'd have supported it if Hussein had nothing but sticks & rocks.

But John Hawkins' Right Wing News points out this find. We'll see.

Didn't Iraq give many of it's jets to it's mortal enemy Iran rather than lose them in the Gulf War? And why wouldn't it do something similar with WMDs?

Uday's Gossip Column

While some political parties remain unconvinced of the link between Hussein & al Qaeda, the Ba'ath Party was quite sure; they published it in their own newspaper!

Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard expands on this piece by Federal appellate Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, involved in rebuilding an Iraqi justice system (via Glenn Reynolds).

The Judge: "On the back page was a story headlined ''List of Honor.'' In a box below the headline was ''A list of men we publish for the public.'' The lead sentence refers to a list of ''regime persons'' with their names and positions.

The list has 600 names and titles in three columns. It contains, for example, the names of the important officials who are members of Saddam's family, such as Uday, and then other high officials, including the 55 American ''deck of cards'' Iraqi officials, some of whom have been apprehended.

Halfway down the middle column is written: ''Abid Al-Karim Muhamed Aswod, intelligence officer responsible for the coordination of activities with the Osama bin Laden group at the Iraqi embassy in Pakistan.''

In another story, Mr. Hayes tells how we are arresting Iraqi spies in this country, based on records recovered in Iraq.

The Germans kept really good records, too.

Peter 'Petrovitch' Jennings:

"70 days after Pres. Bush declared an end to major hostilities, 2 more soldiers were killed in Iraq today."

Meant to imply that Bush was wrong, stupid or lying. It never stops with these people.

How 'bout this, Peter?

"20 years after Pres. Wilson 'made the world safe for democracy', tanks rolled into Poland this morning."

"30 years after he traveled behind the Iron Curtain as a student, Pres. Clinton defended Wen Ho Lee as a victim of 'Engineering-while-Chinese'."

or this: " Nearly 4 decades after coming to the United States, Peter Jennings was finally able to get through the Citizenship Oath without gagging. INS officials had to install a tele-prompter to assist him, however. Mr. Jenning's raised eyebrow could be seen twitching wildly as he forced out the words 'all enemies, foreign & domestic'. "

Yes, let the rejoicing begin; Petrograd Pete is now an American citizen! O, Happy Day! O, ...hold on there, Pierre; Jenny-on-the-block will retain his dual citizenship in Canada.

hmmm...He should do well with that duality. For years he has perfomed the dual role of being an 'unbiased presenter of fact' while being an apologist for every Sandanista 'land-reformer' and Hamas 'activist' from Managua to Medina.

So welcome aboard, half-citizen. I guess we owe you one.

You did, after all, almost single-handedly create the most wildly-successful television news operation in history;


Friday, July 11, 2003

"We don't need none o' that Civil-Rights agitatin' around heah...boy!"

Historians have just released a 1963 letter from Gov. George Wallace to Martin Luther King, in which the white Democratic politician explains to the black civil-rights leader that Alabama doesn't wecome any outside civil-rights activists:

"You should go home and stay there; our state has no need for itinerant publicity seekers, non-resident troublemakers or self-aggrandizing out-of-state agitators. You have created enough mischief in your own state to last a lifetime."

Oh...wait a minute; that's a just-released 2003 letter from Rep. John Dingell (D., Michigan) to Ward Connerly.


Thursday, July 10, 2003

I've been reading

"A Patriot's Handbook--Songs, Poem, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love" by Caroline Kennedy.

It's a decent, 'tho leftward, collection of everthing from Tom Paine to Cole Porter, Langston Hughes to Brian Wilson.

I was struck by two articles;

The first is 'Barrio Boy' (1971) by Ernesto Galarza (1905-1984).

Mr. Galarza writes of escaping the Mexican Revolution and coming to America, where he attends Lincoln School. His classmates came from all over the world.

"Miss Hopley...never let us forget why we were at Lincoln; for those who were alien, to become good Americans; for those who were so born to accept the rest of us."

"Miss Hopley warmed knowledge into us, and racial hatreds out of us."

"It was easy for me to feel that becoming a proud American, as she said we should, did not mean feeling ashamed of being a Mexican."

That's perfect. Mr. Galarza was proud of his heritage and as American as anyone.

But skip forward a generation and you get this: "How to Tame the Wild Tongue" (1987) by Gloria Anzaldua in which the Tex-Mex author claims her First Amendment rights are violated by having to speak English to English-speakers.

She rejects borders and the concept of citizenship.

She calls herself Mexican, meztizo, Chicano, a member of La Raza (the Race) and tejano.

But never an American.

"We know what it is to live under the hammer-blow of the norteamericano culture. But more than we count the blows, we count the days...until the white laws and commerce and customs will rot in the desert...lie bleached.
...Chicanos will walk by the crumbling ashes...we...will remain."

Why this is in a book about American patriotism, except as a negative example, is beyond me.
It's not even a wholesome Mexican patriotism. It's racist, for sure, yet worse; it is rank tribalism.

And is no doubt mild in comparison to much of what is taught today.

What were you thinking, Caroline...

E Unum Pluribus?

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

DNC Memo:

To all Democratic candidates:

As you know, our recent attacks in The War on George W. Bush have been fabulously successful.
His reckless "Bring 'em on!" statement is just what we needed to retake the White House & Congress in '04. But we need to lay the groundwork to make the public understand just how dangerous Bush is.

That's why we have compiled these historical statements to compare to Bush's irresponsible war-mongering. Please use these talking points in all public appearances:

1.) Churchill: "Do your worst...we'll do our best!"-- While at first glance, Churchill's taunting of the Nazis seems similar to "Bring 'em on!", you should point out that "worst" & "best" are highly, highly judgemental terms.

2.) John Paul Jones: "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way."--Point out that reckless destruction of Federal Property is a crime. And there were probably pregnant sailors on board.

3.) Gen. McAuliffe to the Germans' surrender demand at Bastogne: "Nuts!"
-- This sexist diatribe didn't include "Ovaries!" and is therefore illegal under Title IX. It may also violate 'Don't ask, Don't tell". And have we forgotten those who are allergic to nuts in our headlong rush to reject a generous European offer?

4.) Adm. Farragut: "Damn the torpedoes; Full speed Ahead!"-- We have determined that the Admiral was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. Or a DOT helmet.

5.) Nathan Hale: "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country!"-- This is offensive to Hindus & Shirley MacLaine.

6.) Gen. Eisenhower:"It's not the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog."-- Come out strongly against dog-fighting...we hope to get 100% of the house-pet vote again in the next election.

7.) Patrick Henry: "Give me Liberty or give me Death!"--Suggest a moratorium on the Death Penalty until all cases of liberty have been reviewed for excessive, unnecessary freedom.

8.) Gen. Patton: "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."-- We feel this stigmatizes the children of unwed single mothers...and all literate people know 'countries' are obsolete.

9.) Adm. Nimitz: "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
--Don't force your virtues on me!

10.) Gen Bradley: "In war there is no prize for the runner-up."-- This could have damaged the Nazis' self-esteem for generations. We Democrats think that all combatants should get the blue ribbon, regardless of national origin.

If you just stick to these talking points, Americans will understand exactly how much we care about National Defense.

Good luck, candidates, and we'll see you at the straw-man poll in Iowa;

Waterloo, I believe.

-Comm. Terrence P. McAuliffe, (Global Cross., Ret.)

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

The funny thing is

I agree with the outcome of the recent Supreme Court rulings.

That is, I want to see multi-racial campuses. Not Multi-Cultural, but multi-racial. And I do not want people arrested for sodomy. But I'm not an outcome-based kind of guy; how we get there is even more important.

Jonah has a column out about the "Living Constitution" and hits most of the high points. I believe in THE Constitution, not a 'living' one. The Justices just amended the Constitution and worse, amended it to give themselves the power to amend it.

The Declaration was our national engagement proposal and the Constitution is our marriage contract. That means 'for better or worse'. It's how we have agreed to deal with each other. The Court short-circuits and subverts that contract everytime it legislates. If anti-sodomy laws are unconstitutional, they have been so since the day it was adopted in 1789. Because the contract has not changed.

When I was born, all the states had these laws. Recently, that number of states was down to a handful and shrinking. And the laws were all but unenforced everywhere. Ironically, that may be why they were still on the books; it's hard to generate support to repeal a bad law that was only enforced once in the last decade.

I'm glad that law is gone. But the way it was done was wrong & extra-constitutional. And opens us up to all kinds of trouble. For example, while many libertarians liked the decision, they decried the race-preference decision. Leaving aside the spectacle of libertarians celebrating rule-by-judges, guess what's on the horizon; gay-preferences, hiring quotas, 'narrowly-tailored' 'critical masses', etc. That will come after the court legislates civil unions or even marriage. They know what's best, dear. Just lay back.

David Frum noted that the Lawrence case had to be understood in light of 'Bowers' & 'Romer'. Colorado voters said 'no gay-preferences' in 'Romer' and the Court reversed it. And just reversed it's own Bower decision. Not to mention 'Dale', where 4 Justices said a private organization, the Boy Scouts shall be forced to accept a gay activist as Scoutmaster.

Not all gays accept the activist line, however, as evidenced by Tammy Bruce's "The Death of Right & Wrong". And take a look at this blistering column by gay author Justin Raimondo:

"...today, as tolerance of homosexuality grows, gay activists are increasingly turning to government to impose their agenda on society. Though state power has been used as a bludgeon against gay people since at least the Middle Ages, suddenly today’s gay leaders seem to be picking up the club themselves, saying, “Now it’s our turn.” "

"Beyond this strictly limited goal (legal, consensual adult gay sex) however, a political movement based on sexual orientation is a grotesque aberration. The fact that the gay rights movement has taken on an increasingly authoritarian style is the inevitable result of basing political allegiances on clan loyalties instead of philosophical principles."

"In a free society there are no gay rights, only individual rights."

"The leadership of the gay movement is playing with fire. The great tragedy is that they will not be the only ones burned. The volatility of the issues they are raising—which involve religion, family, and the most basic assumptions of what it is to be human—risks a social explosion for which they must be held accountable. The boldness of the attempt to introduce a “gay positive” curriculum into the public schools, the militant victim stance that brooks no questioning, the blunt intolerance once they gain power in urban ghettos like San Francisco–all this, combined with the fact that the gay rights paradigm itself represents an intolerable invasion of liberty, is bound to produce a reaction from the majority."

He's exactly right.

As for the Michigan cases, the Court again imposes it's paternalism on the unwashed, declaring 'diversity' a compelling national interest. But where does diversity end? Will a sensitivity consultant ever be furloughed? No; it would be proof of a lack of sensitivity.

And why do blacks score lower than whites who score lower than Asians? Is Is the Chan-Man holding us down? No. It's the Culture, stupid.
It's wrong, stupid, illegal, immoral, racist and self-defeating to try and balance the Scales of a dubious reading of History on the backs of white children. or Asians. or...anyone.

And if we are to mirror the 'diverse' world, America just became a huge Asian country, with a gigantic Muslim population. That is the logical outcome.

But I don't do outcomes.

I'm a Constitution man.

And I give these rulings no more respect than 'Plessy', which was itself unconstitutional. 'Brown' didn't make 'Separate but Equal' illegal; it was illegal the moment the 14th Amendment was adopted. the old-fashioned way. Remember?

Our contract has been breached. The Court has usurped the powers of the people. This is not civil rights, but a low-grade civil war, and the Cock-tail Party Confederates, led by Col. O'Connor, just fired on Fort Sumter.

I'm not going back to 'One-Drop' rules, quadroons, mulattos & octoroons; And even though I approve of the outcomes, I'm unwilling to see the Constitution trashed to achieve them.

There's a better way: The Golden Rule. "Content of Character". The Consent of the Governed.
And adhering to, not re-inventing, the Contract that has served so long and so well.

The "Living Constitution" is dead;

Long live THE Constitution!

You be the judge

Okay, here's the deal;

Belgian Courts: Larry Klayman has brought suit against Castro here. Other Heads of State have also been charged here, but the Belch government is considering tightening the law after Rummy dropped a bomb on them.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ): seated in The Hague, allegedly "has jurisdiction to consider cases referred to it by any Member State of the United Nations or by any State which is a party to its Statute; to reply to requests for Advisory Opinions from authorized bodies or specialized agencies of the United Nations."

"The International Court of Justice does not have criminal jurisdiction to prosecute individuals. It is a civil tribunal that deals primarily with disputes between States. The ICJ is the principle judicial organ of the United Nations, whereas the ICC will be independent of the U.N."--that's according to...

The International Criminal Court (ICC). Which was created by the UN also, but says it will be independent of the UN. You might want to take a look at these FAQs to see some of the zany judicial fun in store.

Now, the ICJ (not the ICC) just ruled that sitting Heads of State could not be charged in the Belgian Courts. This let Sharon off the hook for now. But think about it...dictators never leave office, only democratically-elected leaders do. And why would a dictator ever leave if he could then be charged?

Klayman says this has been worked out...Larry, have you ever had a guilty client? hint: THEY LIE!

And don't confuse the ICJ with International Commission of Jurists. whatever that is. I don't want to know. Nor do they want me to...their web-site is "Forbidden"! Haven't quite gotten that 'transparency' thing, have we?

And don't confuse any of them with the anti-Jewish European Court of Human Rights, whom Justice Kennedy cited as dispositive authority last week. Our new Founding Fathers.

Well, there you have it. Hope that clears it up for you. I know it didn't for me.

Will you ever get to vote for any of these people? Or vote for someone who will? Or even vote for someone who will vote for someone who will ratify a treaty that appoints someone to vote for them?

No. You won't.

Remember the good old days...when we were ruled by Arlen Specter's Scottish Law?

Sunday, July 06, 2003

We're makin' a Liszt, We're Chezching it twice,
Chocolate'? non!, Si!...Italian Ice!
Uncle Santa's leavin' this Town!

The USA is cutting off military aid to countries who don't exempt us from that psuedo-judicial monstrosity, The International Criminal Court.

Which is not fair to little Andorra, Benin & Nauru. Why should they have to do anything? They've never done anything before and it's worked out fine for everyone concerned.

No, let's place the blame where it belongs...and grill the Euro-Weenies.
And specifically, Belgium.

The Belch are guilty...and zee guilty must pay.

First, for lying;
The International Criminal Court is neither International, Criminally-oriented, nor a Court.
It's actually a European Zampolit Show-Trial Emporeeeum!
And presided over by Bolshevist Bowlders, Judge Roy Bean-eauxs and Trans-national Torquemadas with all the moral legitimacy of a carnival barker emm-ceeing a tele-marketer convention.

Second, the Belks are neither French nor German, but seem to combine French humility & bravery with German philosophy & that wild, devil-may-care spontanaeity for which the good burghers are known.
Which is at least a Misdemeanor against Humanity.

Third; Europe is already full of War Criminals...Cold War Criminals. Why, some of them even tried to give Saddam nukes or ran safe houses for the Red Brigades. But enough about the French & German governments.

And finally, they are wasting our time.
In America, we have a saying; "Time is Money". And not that glorified Monopoly money with the faux-landscapes for a faux-government with a faux-Constitution.
No, I mean...Real...American...Dollars. You know; money.

How long has Slobo been on trial...about a decade now? And, sure; they indicted Castro. But that was just cover to indict every pro-Western politician & military man of the last 25 years. Castro will see the court docket about the time Jaques Chirac breakfasts on Budweiser & cheeseburgers. And time matters little when you have 12-month paid vacations from non-existent jobs, no?

But we 'hommes d' bovine Americain' have a job to do, you pesky petite Bulgers.

Ya' see, the new Sherriff is havin' breakfast at the International House of Justice cafe' in town.
Meanwhile, Black al Bart is'a comin' in on the noon train into Brusselville, and the townsfolk have washed their hands of any moral responsibility. And the new Sherriff jus' don't need his Belgestinian waiter to lecture him about his genetically-modified bullets while running out the back-door to hide under a pile of soiled petards.

Oh well; at least the townsfolk finally washed their hands.

Which is what we're about to do;
NATO is going to Prague and Belgifornians can build the UN a new palace in Brussels. When everyone gets back from vacation, I mean.
That's what we call a 'win-win' situation 'round here...like when France was invaded twice during the War.

One day in the distant future, I hope the phrase 'Belgian Waffle' will once again refer to breakfast, and not a dysfunctional political philosophy or something found under a Panzer tank-tread.
But in the meantime, we've got plenty of courts over here that are out of control;

We damn sure don't need your piddly little 'Nuremburg-in-Reverse' contraption.

Or, as the brave, principled and loyal politicians & judges of Belgium say:

It occurs to me

some of our countrymen need a Damn Good Talking-To this Independence Day weekend.

General, sir;

"Be seated."

"Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American."

"You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men. Yes, every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. Americans pride themselves on being He Men and they ARE He Men. Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are not supermen."

"All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call "chicken shit drilling". That, like everything else in this Army, has a definite purpose. That purpose is alertness. Alertness must be bred into every soldier. I don't give a fuck for a man who's not always on his toes. You men are veterans or you wouldn't be here. You are ready for what's to come. A man must be alert at all times if he expects to stay alive. If you're not alert, sometime, a German son-of-an-asshole-bitch is going to sneak up behind you and beat you to death with a sockful of shit!"

"There are four hundred neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on the job...but they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before they did. An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking!"

"We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world...Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do".

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