Saturday, July 30, 2005

Even the Micks Know When to Stop

After over thirty years of opposing British rule in Northern Ireland, the IRA has officially ended hostilities.

LONDON, July 28 -- The Irish Republican Army formally declared an end Thursday to its three-decade-long armed struggle against British rule in Northern Ireland and pledged to pursue its aims of a united Ireland through "exclusively peaceful means."
You see the IRA knows when enough is enough. In a world where islamic terrorists threaten our very way of life, blowing up protestant Churches to annoy the Brits is very minor. They know that in a post September 11th world, no one is going to support their terrorist activities. Additionally, I don't think it is coincidence that this announcement has come on the heals of the July 7 and 21 bombings in London.

"All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms," read the message, saying the steps would take effect at 4 p.m. Thursday local time. "All Volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programs through exclusively peaceful means. Volunteers must not engage in any other activities whatsoever."

I guess if there is a silver lining to the cloud of global terrorism, it is the fact that it has forced the hand of the IRA, making them seek a political, rather than violent, solution.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Tally-Ho!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Separated At Birth or The Same Guy...





On the top is limey hacker-doofus Gary McKinnon who recently hacked into US Army computers (hey, don't hack into Al-Qaeda 'puters, wanker, that might actually help somebody.) Below him is "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez.

Separated at birth? The same guy? You decide, America.

Hot Air America

It seems the libies have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. The Radio Equalizer is reporting on a story that the legacy or main stream media (MSM) are trying desperately to ignore. Evan Cohen the former CEO of Air America took a "loan" from a community center in the Bronx, which he just happened to sit on the board of.

Yes, only because of a New York Daily News tidbit do we know that Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club nearly shut down major programs recently, because almost $500,000 in governmental grant money was instead diverted to Air America's liberal radio network.

So, the compassionate liberals took money, earmarked for some of the most "at risk" people in the U.S. and chucked it in the black hole of Air America. The problem is so bad, that several outreach programs were nearly canceled for lack of funds.

So I guess that insane rantings about conservative conspiracies trumps inner city youth and elderly programs.

Michelle Malkin is on the job too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Over Where?

The soldiers aren't too keen on 'Over There', and, frankly, neither is this cracka.

UPDATE 7-28 by Cracka Jack

When I heard about this show I thought it sounded interesting, but my "cracka senses" were tingling. And I guess for good reason. This morning Glenn Beck read a letter from a servers-person (blech, I am getting PC) ripping the program a new hole. It sounds like a lot of our soldiers in Iraq are very irate over the whole thing.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Did She Bring Flowers?

Oh, the party of care and compassion (that is the democratic party, if you didn't already know) have displayed just how much compassion they have. Catherine Barker Knoll, the Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania showed up at the funeral ceremony for a marine who fell in the line of duty in Iraq. Aw, wasn't that compassionate of her? I bet she spent most of her time trying to comfort the family in their time of loss.

Hell no.

The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.

Oh, so the ever so compassionate democrat used this family's time of pain as an anti-war campaign? Really, you must be kidding.

Rhonda Goodrich of Indiana, Pa., said yesterday that a funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Carnegie for her brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32.

She said he "died bravely and courageously in Iraq on July 10, serving his country."
In a phone interview, Goodrich said the funeral service was packed with people "who wanted to tell his family how Joe had impacted their lives."

Then, suddenly, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll."

So, Ms. Knoll wasn't invited by the parents to disgrace the memory of their son by turning his funeral into some kind of sick anti-war protest? I can't believe it.

She sat down next to a Goodrich family member and, during the distribution of communion, said, "Who are you?" Then she handed the family member one of her business cards, which Goodrich said she still has.

"Knoll felt this was an appropriate time to campaign and impose her will on us," Goodrich said. "I am amazed and disgusted Knoll finds a Marine funeral a prime place to campaign."

The sad thing is, that this sick and disgusting behavior doesn't surprise me one bit. The democrats have made an art out of finding the wrong time and place to make a political statement. I guess once you get yourself into the habit of protesting everything, you loose perspective and nothing, not even a funeral is sacrosanct anymore.

What really upset the family, Goodrich said, is that Knoll said, 'I want you to know our government is against this war,' " Goodrich said.

Yes, that is just what a family wants to hear at the funeral of their son. "Your child sacrificed his life in vane, and I don't support that sacrifice." Someone needs to remind Ms. Knoll, and the rest of the liberals that this isn't Vietnam, despite their attempts to loose the war.

Goodrich said she is positive that Knoll was not invited to the funeral, which was jammed with Marines in dress uniform and police officers, because the fallen Marine had been a policeman in McKeesport and Indiana County.

"Our family deserves an apology," Rhonda Goodrich said. "Here you have a soldier who was killed -- dying for his country -- in a church full of grieving family members and she shows up uninvited. It made a mockery of Joey's death."

You are damn right the family deserves an apology. And for a group who, as a whole, has coniptions when Karl Rove opens his mouth, I would expect democrats to denouce Ms. Knoll's behavior. Mind you, I am not holding my breath for that.

Lance beats the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys for a Seventh Time

Not a big supprise, but Lance Armstrong won the Tour d' France for a record seventh time. So, maybe we can't play soccer like the rest of the world, we can at least beat them at their silly little bicycle riding game.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

And Hollywood Wonders...

... why they aren't making money like they used to.

The wife was out of town for a couple days. This left this ol' Cracka at home with his oldest youngin' cracka. And before you start thinking strippers and kegs, he's only eight, so that kind of stuff was out of the question. Anyhow, I was looking for something to do with my offspring on a Friday night. Harking back to my days of freedom (and noting the inability to do the aforementioned) I thought maybe we would go to a movie.

Do you know how many kid-friendly movies there are out right now? In Toledo, exactly two. Everything that was playing in the city was PG-13 or above. Now, I am not some stick in the mud cracka who won't take his kid to anything with PG-13 or above rating. But I'm not going to spring some kind of dis-memberment fest on my son a la Revenge of the Sith. I considered Batman Begins, but knowing how Bruce can get kinda moody especially when it comes to seeing his parents murdered before his eyes. And then there is the Fantastic Four. My son was interested in that one, but the description said something about Adult Themes or some such, and I didn't feel like trying to explain what Mr. Stretch could be doing with the Invisible Girl. Though seeing Jessica Alba in a skin tight outfit might make up for her mediocre acting ability.

So anyway, I keep hearing the Hollywood types complaining that American audiences are not sophisticated enough for their movies. And each week, the box office receipts for the latest "big hit" is reminiscent of earlier days, despite the rising cost of tickets. Well, what do they expect? Hollywood keeps foisting upon us, the movie-going public, increasingly mediocre movies at increasingly higher ticket prices. For the price of watching the latest sequel or prequel (thanks for that new trend George) I could buy it on DVD, and watch it in the comfort of my own home. Yet Hollywood still cranks out this crap, and movies like March of the Penguins kicks Fantastic Four and War of the Worlds in the teeth.

That is based on how much March is making per showing compared to the other two. March of the Penguins is showing in far fewer theaters because it is listed as a foreign film and thus is only being shown in art house theaters. You can guess which movie we went to see.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Another Unconfirmed Report

Fox news and Sky news are reporting that "armed" police officers have surrounded and entered a hospital near the Waren Stree station in London.

Copy-Cat of July 7?

Reports are now coming in saying that there was an incident on a bus, as well as at three tube stations.

The reporters are speculating, without confirmation I might add, that the detonators went off in one or two locations without detonating the entire bomb. Complete speculation at this point, but seems to be in line with the eye-witness reports.

Sky News Reports "Incidents" on London Trains

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

He's Dead, Jim!

LOS ANGELES — James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

"The word is given..." God speed Mr. Scott.

Bush Sandbags Just About Everyone

I love it when the media drop the ball. I reported yesterday that Edith Clement would be nominated to replace O'Connor on the SCOTUS. However, Bush actually nominated John Robert's Jr. instead. Not a bad piece of work the Bu$hHitler/Chimpy incompetent president. Of course I am sure the moonbats will blame Rove but that is another article.

While Republicans are praising President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Judge John G. Roberts Jr. most Democrats say they are "keeping their powder dry" until Roberts' background is thoroughly investigated.

Let's translate that. In other words, the republicans are happy with a nominee who has a proven track record as a conservative/constructionist jurist. The democrats on the other hand are waiting for their bully-boys to get done digging up every little black mark from Judge Robert's past. Such as the time he cheated on his math homework in the first grade, or the time he cut in line at lunch in highschool.

I can already hear the well practiced screeches and howls from the left. This is just the beginning of the muck raking and character assassination. I feel bad fro Judge Roberts, he sounds like a nice guy. But now he has to put up with the political bull crap in his confirmation hearings.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

SCOTUS Watch

That's Supreme Court of the United States for those not in the know.

President Bush plans to announce his choice for SCOTUS this evening.

The name at the top of the list appears to be that of Judge Edith Clement, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. Activists have already prepared a video testimonial from long-time lawyer friends of Clement, who is known by the nickname "Joy."

FOX News has learned that Clement has already been interviewed by Vice President Dick Cheney, a possible sign that she is the choice for the high court.


That was a lot faster than I expected. But considering that there could be a couple more vacancies in the near future, I guess GW doesn't want the work to back up. Oh, and I am sure the Democrats are practicing their outraged faces right now so they will be ready.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Republicans: White. Christian. And Now...Killers

For a long time I was fairly sure no one on the other side of the fence could possibly out-kook the O.G. Moonbat, Screamin' Demon Howard Dean. Then I read what Clinton-era flack Paul Begala had to say at the first-ever Campus Progress National Student Conference, as reported in its entirety by CNS News:

Begala's presence on the panel created a stir when he declared that Republicans had "done a p***-poor job of defending" the U.S.

Republicans, he said, "want to kill us.

"I was driving past the Pentagon when that plane hit" on Sept. 11, 2001. "I had friends on that plane; this is deadly serious to me," Begala said.

"They want to kill me and my children if they can. But if they just kill me and not my children, they want my children to be comforted -- that while they didn't protect me because they cut my taxes, my children won't have to pay any money on the money they inherit," Begala said. "That is bulls*** national defense, and we should say that."


Got that? Terrorists don't want to kill us. Republicans do. And I'm not even sure what The Noggin means by "us." Who, Americans? Liberals? His family? Ex-Clinton era flacks with a marked inability to form a logical thought, one that does not, as Ann Coulter put it, inevitably devolve into Bambi vs. Godzilla? From the above I gather this: The Noggin was driving past the Pentagon when it was hit by terrorists because the Republicans were too busy trying to kill him and kill or comfort his kids via tax relief (possibly both) resulting in a p***-poor bulls*** national defense that he needs to say something deadly serious about. Or deeply stupid, anyway.

This is precisely why I think all Clinton-era stooges, hangers-on, toadies, wretches, perps, felons, kneepad-earners, blackguards, scoundrels, poltroons, varlets, leeches, lickspittles, consultants, bed-jumpers, Hollywood producers, Al Gore-enablers, scam artists, drug-dealers, odometer-resetters, FALN bomb-throwers, stain-moppers, cat-kidnappers, bimbo-defusers, diminutive advisors, berserker Cajuns, somnolent VPs, cattle-future riggers, and Paul Begala should NOT be killed, but instead removed to the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. Ask Napoleon how that went, Paul.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Can Someone Please Explain?

The irrational fear the liberals have of Karl Rove.

I just don't get it. Yeah, so he helped GW win the presidential election in 2000. So, he helped GW win again in '04. So freaking what! I can not recall when any side has so vilified a person, for no apparent reason. One of my cow-orkers (that's not a typo) earnestly asked me if I thought the Imperial March (aka as Darth Vader's Theme) should play when Rove walks into a room.

First it was V.P. Dick "Dr. Evil" Cheney. He was the puppet master behind GW. However, after four years of not getting baseless allegations to stick, the liberals have shifted their focus to Darth Rove. He has been accused of all sorts of kooky plots from the non-sensical to the treasonous. And for what, because he led a successful presidential campaign?

If the liberals would put half of the effort they have put into smearing Cheney and Rove into composing a coherent plan for improving America, or hell into self-evaluation to figure out why they hate America so damn much, they could make some serious political inroads.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Yeah, I Know...

I know this appears to be on the Republican (and Democrat) talking points but it just stumps me. Why the hell is everyone making a big deal about Valerie Plame? First off, there is quite a bit of debate as to her status with "The Agency." In order to have leaked the name of a covert operative, the operative has to be covert.

Writing with First Amendment lawyer Bruce Sanford in the Washington Post recently, former Assistant Deputy Attorney General Victoria Toensing explained that she helped draft the law in question, the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Says Toensing, "The Novak column and the surrounding facts do not support evidence of criminal conduct."

For Plame's outing to have been illegal, the one-time deputy AG says, "her status as undercover must be classified." Also, Plame "must have been assigned to duty outside the United States currently or in the past five years."

Since in neither case does Plame qualify, Toensing says: "There is a serious legal question as to whether she qualifies as 'covert.'"

In fact, the myth that laws were violated in the Plame case began to unravel in October 2003, in a column by New York Times scribe Nicholas Kristof, who explained that Valerie Plame had abandoned her covert role a full nine years before.

"The CIA suspected that Aldrich Ames had given [Plame's] name [along with those of other spies] to the Russians before his espionage arrest in 1994. So her undercover security was undermined at that time, and she was brought back to Washington for safety reasons."

She had abandoned, or was pulled as a covert operative for safety reasons. Hmmmm.

Additionally, in the conversation cited by Cooper, the journalist in question, Darth Rove didn't even reveal her name, or that she was supposedly a covert operative, which she wasn't.

Cooper wrote that Rove offered him a "big warning" not to "get too far out on Wilson." Rove told Cooper that Wilson's trip had not been authorized by "DCIA"—CIA Director George Tenet—or Vice President Dick Cheney. Rather, "it was, KR said, Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip."

So, this becomes a non-issue. A non-issue that could be spun in a way that might tarnish the Bush administration. Ah, there is the story. Not that Darth Rove outed a covert CIA agent, who wasn't covert, in realiation for her husband's criticism of the administration, but rather that the liberals have an opportunity to confuse the public and discredit their great scapegoat, Karl Rove. So, I guess it's time for Dan Rather to create some more fake documents in MS Word to keep the non-issue alive.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Casualty Reports

NOTE by Cracka Jack at 12:36 pm est 8 July 05: I began posting the casulty numbers at about 8:10 am est on 7 July 05.

Fox News is reporting that at least two were killed in this morning's blasts.

At least two people were killed and nine injured in the nearly simultaneous blasts, and officials shut down the entire underground transport network. Media reports said the number of casualties was up to 150 people. Police said they believe there may be a "number of" fatalities.

This is being confirmed by Sky News.

Two people have been confirmed dead and at least 90 people injured in the explosion at Aldgate Station.

And again at CNN.

Four explosions in London's transport system have killed at least two people and wounded dozens more in what UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said was an apparent terrorist attack. A group calling itself the "Secret Organization group of al-Qaeda Organization in Europe" claimed responsibility in a Web site posting. The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified.

ITN is reporting a much higher number of fatalities.

At least two are dead and 150 seriously injured, and the confirmed death toll is expected to grow, with a Government spokesman talking of 20 people dead.


UPDATE by Cracka Jack 10:21 am est.

Sky News is reporting 42 fatalities. I thought 20 would be a low number, sorry to say I was right. Over 1000 injuries have been reported as well.

At least 45 people are reported to have been killed and 1,000 injured in a series of terror attacks on London.

UPDATE by Cracka Jack 3:10 pm est.

Sky News is not saying 37 are dead, color me confused.

At least 37 people have been killed and 700 injured in a series of terror attacks on London.

So, did 5 people who died, come back to life? Or maybe the found a few people who they thought were lost?

BBC confirms 37.

London bombings toll rises to 37

UPDATE by Cracka Jack 8 July 21:41

Death toll now closes in on 50 according to Sky News.

More than 50 people are now known to have been killed in the terror attacks in the capital, say police - 13 of them in the bus bombing in Tavistock Square.

There are 49 confirmed fatalities, but police insist that will rise with more bodies to be recovered from the tunnel at Russell Square.

Numbers confirmed by BBC.

More than 50 people died in the London bomb attacks, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said.

Although only 49 people are confirmed dead, Sir Ian Blair said an unknown number of bodies remain in the blast-hit Tube train at Russell Square.

I wanted to "cap off" the casualty report this morning (well afternoon). While the number of dead will rise as they are able to clear the "tubes" I don't think continually posting numbers at this point will serve any clear purpose. We can just thank God the death toll wasn't higher considering all the wounded.

Again, my heart goes out to the dead, injured and their families.

The Moonbats are Out in strength

If you had any doubts that liberals (not democrats, I don't want to get into trouble like Karl Rove) are completely out of touch with reality, well here it comes.

John over at Rightwing News has a series of quotes from the DUmbasses at the dumicratic underground.

greenbriar: "so much for Rove indictment....bush crime family strikes again how convenient for shrub and company. I am more of a believer that MIHOP is true now"

Wha..? So, WE bombed the London Underground to get the heat off Rove? What a fucking moron.

Quoted from Michele Malkin...

[T]he root causes of terrorism are what needs to be addressed in order to get a handle on changing these circumstances. There are myriads (literally) of terrorists who have reasons for what they are doing and planning on doing? This is not insanity. Nor is it helpful to attach the term "evil" to these events. Shock and awe is perhaps the best description of what happened in London this morning, but that strikes a little to close to home doesn't it? What do you think are the various reasons for their actions and how can we address them?

Shock and awe?!? Yeah, it was shock and awe, but this time it was shock and awe aimed at innocent people, men women and children, starting their day, going to work, or going shopping. Our shock and awe was aimed at Saddam and his bully boys, not innocent civilians.

Its not helpful to attach the term evil to people who consistently target innocent civilians as the target of their violence? And they complain about Karl Rove's comments?

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war," he said in a prepared text released by the White House. "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Well, isn't that exactly what they are doing right now?!? I fail to see how his comments were anything but a fair characterization of the liberal response to September 11.

From the DU via John again;

pokercat999: "Exactly. The enemy in this "war" has no F-15 or bunker buster bombs so they use what is at hand. The fact that they can infiltrate and attack at will should give us pause. As I see it we have two choices in this business. We can try to find a peaceful solution to our "problems" or we can kill them all...and I mean all.

Ok, how do you suggest we find a "peaceful solution" to a group of people who's primary goal in life is to kill all people who are different from them? Do we all commit suicide to save the lives of the numerous suicide bombers who will die trying to kill us? How do you find peace with people who are pleased as punch to attack and kill children? This is war. War isn't pretty. War is hell. People die in war, and sometimes those people are innocents. But we, the GOOD GUYS (but I imagine that it isn't helpful to attach the term "good"), don't aim at the innocents. Instead, we try to keep the death of innocents to a minimum. And when we do strike innocents, we feel bad, we don't celebrate. Evil is the right word for these people, and we will have to kill them, before they can kill us.

London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, Responds

"Londoners have been subjected to a cowardly attack - I have no doubt this is a terrorist attack," he said.

"I would like to thank Londoners for the calm way they responded," said Mr Livingstone...

"This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful, this was against working-class Londoners, an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder.

"This is not an ideology or even a perverted faith," he continued. "This is just an attempt to kill innocent people."

It's Gonna be One of THOSE Days

It's gonna be one of those days when it's impossible to get any work done. But, I must try. I will post updates as I am able.

Tony Blair's Reaction

"It's important, however, that those engaged in terrorism realize that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people and a desire to impose extremism on the world. It is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we have here in this country and in other civilised countries around the world."

You go Tony!

SHTURMGRUPPA: Admirable, yes, but will England pull a Spain? England is top-heavy with dizzy yet influential leftist sorts who are all but asking to be burka'ed into submission by Islamokooks, and this may be all that is needed to start a general stampede out the door. I'm sure that the BBC, The Guardian, etc, will firmly attach blame to the US and Co. (Bush, Blair, Israel, basically anyone who fights back) but I'm more interested in seeing how the average Brit will react. And concerned.

News from London

Here are some pictures of the devistation in London.

Instapundit is running with more news, too.

Tim Worstall has quotes and links to eye witnesses.

Reuters via Yahoo News coverage.

Here's a BBC feed from various reporters in the field.

London Attacked by Terrorists

London calling, and the news isn't good.

At 8:50 am local time terrorists detonated a series of explosive devices in London, England. The English authorities confirm at least four devices exploded this morning with unconfirmed reports putting the number as high as six. Most of the explosions took place on the Underground, the London subway system and at least one detonated on a "double decker" bus.

At last report, at least 190 people were being treated in London hospitals for injuries related to the explosions. At this time, there has been no official word on fatalities. An islamo-fascist group related to Al Queda has claimed responsibility on their web site. The group also warns of further attacks in Italy and Denmark if those countries do not withdraw troops from Iraq.

From those of us here in the U.S., our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers in the U.K.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hate to Say I Told You So

In this post a few days ago, I predicted that the Senate Democrats would obstruct any Supreme Court nominee that President Bush sent up the hill. Well guess what, according to a story in the WaPo, the Democrats are poised to do just that.

Democrats signaled that whoever the nominee is, their three likely lines of attack will be to assert the White House did not consult them sufficiently, then paint the nominee as ideologically extreme and finally assert that the Senate had not received sufficient documents about the candidate. But Senate Democratic aides said they will focus for now on bipartisan consultation and not publicly prejudge the nominee.

So, whoever the nominee is, not matter if the President consults with the Democrats, they will attack on these three fronts. Well, color me surprised. This is all the Democrats have left. They lost in the '02 elections. They lost the '04 Presidential election, showing that '00 was no a fluke (or stolen election). So now, they are reduced to tossing out road blocks and speed bumps whenever the Republicans try to accomplish anything.

We, the electorate, must watch our elected delegates very closely as this process moves forward (assuming it is allowed to move forward).

H/T to Patterico's Pontifications via Conservative Grapevine.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Independence Day

As we all pack our selves and our families off to cook outs and fireworks displays this 4th of July, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the meaning of the Independence Day holiday. You see, for Americans, this isn’t just the 4th of July as many people think of it, but the day we took back our independence from the British Crown.

Too often, people have erroneous ideas about independence and freedom. They assume that because the word freedom includes the word free, that it is just that, free. Freedom and independence, however, are not free. They cost a very great deal. Paid for in the blood of numerous men and women who were willing to give their lives so that others might live free.

Another misconception about independence and freedom is that they are granted by the government. That a benevolent government freely gives its citizens freedom. Again, this is not the case. Freedom is given by our Creator, as the founding fathers put it in the Declaration of Independence.

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.

It is the blood of the patriot and solder who purchase these freedoms and rights. And it is through he eternal vigilance of the citizen, who may be called upon to lay down his life, that keeps the flame of freedom burning strong.

So, as you cook your hotdogs and hamburgers, as you ooh, and ah at the fireworks, remember those who gave their lives that you might celebrate this day.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Welcome to the Cracka Party

One of those ever so sensitive liberals used a racist slur on the floor of the Pennsylvania House.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania House session was suspended for more than an hour Wednesday after a black lawmaker, upset by a white colleague's comments about ethnic groups, referred to him as a "cracker."

Oh, the humanity! Oh, the shame!

House Speaker John Perzel admonished Myers and Yewcic apologized. Myers then rose again and said he was sorry for uttering the slur, prompting hoots and boos from lawmakers in the chamber. Perzel called a recess for more than an hour.

Mr. Yewcic apologized?!? What the hell for? For being born a white man? That is insane. Now what do you supposed would have happened if Mr. Yewcic had called Mr. Myers a n----? Do you think Mr. Yewcic could have gotten away with an apology?

Founding Terrorists

In his myopic, tunnel vision of the liberal's moral equivalence, Brian Williams (and apparently others at NBC) have reduced the George Washington to an 18th century Usama bin Laden.

Many Americans woke up to a curious story this morning: several of the former Iran Hostages have decided there is a strong resemblance between Iran's new president and one of their captors more than 25 years ago. The White House and most official branches of government are ducking any substantive comment on this story, and photo analysis is going on at this and other news organizations. It is a story that will be at or near the top of our broadcast and certainly made for a robust debate in our afternoon editorial meeting, when several of us raised the point (I'll leave it to others to decide germaneness) that several U.S. presidents were at minimum revolutionaries, and probably were considered terrorists of their time by the Crown in England.

Not only do we have idiot politicians (Marcy Kaptur from the 9th Congressional District in Ohio) trying to raise terrorists to the moral equivalent of our patriotic heroes, but now Brian is reducing the founding fathers to the level of terrorists. Right... So, Usama bin Laden, who has the blood of over 3000 innocents, from around the world and from different cultural backgrounds I might add, is the equivalent of Benjamin Franklin who petitioned the French government for support for the colonies. Or Thomas Jefferson, or George Washington, Patrick Henry, and so on. Ace describes it best in this post;

Terrorists strike illegitimate targets-- namely, civilians. And they don't strike them accidentally, as collateral damage inflicted in striking a legitimate target; their purpose is to slaughter "soft targets" as frequently as possible. That's their primary goal-- not to defeat an enemy's military, which is the goal of guerrillas; but to shock and terrorize a civilian population into acquiescence and appeasement.

Get some, Ace!

This is yet another example of how some on the left, and in this case the morons who actually try to report on the events of the day, are so out of touch with reality that they couldn't find it with a map and a flashlight.

O'Connor Resigns


And the battle begins. This morning, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation, creating the first opening on the Supreme Court in eleven years. When she was nominated in 1981 by Ronald Reagan, Justice O'Connor was the first woman appointed to the Court. She has drawn some criticism for not holding a hard conservative line.

The opening now provides President G.W. Bush an opportunity to leave a more conservative mark on the nation's highest court. And because of this, you can expect that the liberal elements in our government (as well as outside it) to begin fighting the President "tooth and nail" on his nomination. It will be interesting to see how the Senate Democrats react. It seems to me, to be inevitable that the Democrats will obstruct the President's powers by invoking a filibuster whoever the President nominates.

So after all the big words of the filibuster 14, we will see what side they are really on.