Sunday, December 18, 2005

Vacation Time

Ah, its time for the annual Christmas trek to see the in-laws. Twelve hours in a car with a sqalling nine-month old and a board eight-year-old. These are the time we will look back upon and think, "What the hell were thinking!?!?"

Well anywho, not that I have been posting a lot of late (our hit tracker can attest to that) but I will be even quieter than usual for the next week or so. I may opine from time to time, but nothing regular.

So, Merry Christmas to y'all!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Nuking Schlomo

From Newsmax:

Ruling Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani declared Friday that the Muslim world could survive a nuclear exchange with Israel - while accomplishing the goal of obliterating the Jewish state.

"[The] application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel - but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world," Hashemi-Rafsanjani said, in quotes picked up by the Iran Press Service.

I have to dispute Mr. Ayatollah of Rockenrolla Hashish-ReefaMadness on this one. Has he read accounts of what exactly happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I doubt it. Greece translates more books per year than the entire Islamic world put together. Still, it might be wise of him to try reading a book on the subject as opposed to, say, burning it.

Israel is believed to have somewhere in the range of 300-400 nuclear weapons. This is hard to verify for obvious reasons; is Schlomo serious or is he bluffing? And do we really want to find out? Do you, Mr. H-R?

I'm willing to bet that this is more than enough firepower to "just produce damages in the Muslim world." 300-400 nukes - even a fraction of that - will definitely rock the Casbah. And, judging by the way the Muslim world handles ordinary catastrophes - earthquakes, tsunamis, military defeats, sudden outbreaks of democratic voting - this cracka just can't imagine them shrugging off an all-out nuclear exchange. There's a reason why the US and the USSR avoided it, H-R. They wargamed the event, analyzed the projected results, became very quiet and very pale and on the morrow set out for Rekjavik.

And while we're on the subject, H-R, thanks for considering all your fellow Muslims who apparently have nothing better to do than be flash-burned out of existence and onto a nearby wall for all eternity!

Monday, December 12, 2005

I Don't Know What Victory Is but...

(Yes, I am getting to a back log of blogging that I haven't done in a few weeks.)

I guess I need to redefine what the word victory means in my vocabulary, because by Howard "Chairman Yeow" Dean's dictionary, I have the word wrong.

Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years.

Well, if someone were to ask me if we were winning the war, I might mistakenly (according to the scream king himself) answer "yes." I would cite the fact that more Iraqis have electricity today than they did under Sadam. I would cite the fact that free elections have occurred and are continuing to occur. I would cite the fact that the three ethnic groups have, for the most part, put aside their differences and come together to write a constitution. But I guess I would be all wrong.

Now, I may not know what victory is, but I can damn sure tell you one way to lose the war. That would be to pull our troops out. If we follow Dr. Dean's prescription for the war, the U.S. would pull the bulk of our support troops out now, leaving our combat troops to do jobs they were never trained to do.

"I think we need a strategic redeployment over a period of two years," Dean said. "Bring the 80,000 National Guard and Reserve troops home immediately. They don't belong in a conflict like this anyway.

Ok Dr. Dean. Then who do you suggest should take care of the wounded? Or who should transport supplies around the country? Who should be performing the police tasks carried out by the NG MP battalions? I guess we could spare a few infantry men from fighting terrorists to handing out MREs to hungry Iraqis.

But then what happens in two years (which every terrorist will have marked on his calendar with highlighter) when the combat troops pull out? Iraq will surely descend into chaos. The left is so keen to compare Iraq to Vietnam, how-about we take a look at what happened there? The U.S. withdrew all our combat troops and in two years the North Vietnam army and the Viet Cong over ran the unprepared government forces in the South. Thousands of Vietnamese who had worked with the U.S. were murdered, thousands more fled the country in homemade rafts. Then, knowing we lacked the will to fight and prevent another massacre, Pol Pot and the Camar Rouge overthrew the government of Cambodia and murdered millions of civilians.

I may not know if we are winning now, but I know we will surely loose if we leave Iraq as it is.

Fire Up that Tookie and Take a Hit

Convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams' last plea for clemency was denied by Ahnold, the Govenator of California.

(AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refused Monday to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the murderous Crips gang who awaited execution after midnight in a case that stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row.

This was the last hope for the horde of celebrities who (experts in criminal justice every one, I'm sure) have been clamoring for Tookie's death sentence to be commuted to life in prison, short of Jesus returning before 12:00 AM PST. You see, since Tookie formed the violent street gang the Crips, and brutally murdered four people, and ordered the murder of others from behind bars, he has written several children's books and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The only person more deserving of the Nobel Prize would be Osama Bin Ladin.

I guess in the fantasy world of the liberal mind set, writing a children's book expunges your record of all past misdeeds. It worked for Madonna, who has taken license to criticize society for its depraved behavior. So despite the fact that Tookie is a cold blooded murderer, and still asserts his innocence despite volumes of evidence to contrary, these people believe that he shouldn't pay for his crimes.

Well this Cracka ain't buying it. If you really have become a changed man, then stand up like a man, and face the consequences of your actions, ask the families of those you killed for their forgiveness and become an example for kids NOT to follow.

And Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!

This past weekend, the neo-Nutjobs, er I mean Nazis decided to show Toledo, once again that there are a host of morons alive in the world.  Aparently, the chaos they caused on October 15th wasn’t enough for them, so they had to come back to a town that doesn’t want them, just to stir the pot.

It was refreshing seeing the leadership of the city acting, well, like leaders.  Unlike the last time the morons came to town, the police, sheriff’s office and state troopers were ready for anything.  (That included an armored personnel carrier from the Lucas County Sheriff’s office.  I didn’t know the Sheriff had an APC…)

The neo-Nazis were vastly outnumbered by police, protesters, and a crowd estimated at about 150. About 700 police officers were on hand to control the crowd.

During the rally, one of the ass-hats demonstrated his complete lack of a clue when he uttered these immortal words.

During the rally, one of the neo-Nazis, speaking through a bullhorn, said, “Why in the world are the opponents out her opposing us? We stand against gang violence and we stand up for the white race.”

It’s not the opposing gang violence thing these people are protesting buck-o.  Its that whole murdering over nine million people (not including the soldiers who laid down their lives stopping thugs like you) thing that most people can’t seem to get past.  Yet these putzs can’t seem to figure that one out.

Let’s all just hope that this will end the whole mess, once and for all, and they will heed the advice of the crowd.

As the white supremacists left the front of Government Center, protesters chanted, “Don’t come back! Don’t come back!”

Friday, December 09, 2005

Its a Christmas Tree, Dumbass!

Over the years, especially working in education, I have become accustomed to the trend to de-Christianize the Christmas holiday (or should I start calling it a Holy-Day which is where the word originates, wait till the secular liberals realize that).  This year, however, takes the cake in the perversion of the Christmas holiday.  Under the guise of being “inclusive” schools, municipalities and retail outlets have begun discriminating against the 80% of Americans who celebrate Christmas.  

Taking this to the extreme, some Lowe’s stores began marketing “holiday trees” rather than Christmas trees.  Now I don’t know about you, but I love to see a nicely decorated Hanukah tree, or a Douglass fur decked out for Ramadan.  

WHEN A commotion erupted over the fact that the 48-foot white spruce installed on the Boston Common -- an annual gift from the people of Nova Scotia -- is identified on Boston's official website as a ''holiday tree," the city's commissioner of parks and recreation sided firmly with the critics. ''This is a Christmas tree," Antonia Pollak declared. ''It's definitely a Christmas tree."

What kind of new stupidity is this?  Changing your greeting to “happy holidays” to include Jews, Muslims, Hindus or whatever other group you can imagine is one thing, but to rename a Christmas tree a holiday tree in the guise of inclusion is insane.  I don’t see stores selling menorahs as holiday lamps.  Why then, in the name of inclusion, must the name Christmas be taken off what is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the holiday?

However, the insanity doesn’t end there.

Sometimes the secularizing impulse goes to laughable extremes, as when the elementary school play is titled ''How the Grinch Stole the Holidays" or when red poinsettias (but not white ones) are banned from city hall. Sometimes it springs from clanging ignorance, as with the New York City policy that prohibited the display of Christian nativity scenes on public school grounds, while expressly allowing such ''secular holiday symbol decorations" as Jewish menorahs and the Muslim star and crescent. And some of it is fueled by anti-Christian bigotry or sheer misanthropic bile.

And how insulting is it for Muslims or Jews to have their holidays labeled as secular celebrations?  Yet again, in a misguided attempt to get a nice liberal warm-fuzzy, the knobs have insulted and discriminated against more than 90% of the population.

So where does it end?  When are we going to stand up and stop groups like the ACLU from trying to expunge any hint of spirituality or religion from our society?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mmm, Garbage...

Not so fast, capitalist food-waster! This cracka about choked on his possum reading this at www.timesonline.co.uk.

So, in essence, you, too, can join the proud ranks of scavenging vermin, fermenting bacteria, mold, and other ne'er-do-wells because you're too damned cheap to buy food and too damned arrogant to admit you're basically little more than a bum.

But this part kills me:

Adam Weissman, a freegan activist and sometime security guard in New Jersey, says freeganism grew out of the radical 1960s 'yippie' movement but also has affinities with the hobos of the Great Depression whtraveleded around the country by stealing rides on the railways.

"I have pity for people who have not figured out this lifestyle," he said. "I am able to take long vacations from work, I have all kinds of consumer goods, and I eat a really healthy diet of really wonderful food: white asparagus and cactus fruit, three different kinds of mushrooms and four different kinds of pre-cut salad. And I'm just thinking of what is in my refrigerator right now.

"Essentially, the sky's the limit. We found flat-screen TVs, working boom-boxes and stereos. I have put together most of my wardrobe. Last year's designer clothing in perfect shape is discarded because it's no longer fashionable, so I wear a lot of designer labels."


'Sometime' security guard? 'Long vacations' from work? This sounds more like long, solid blocks of heavy-duty unemployment leavened with intensive bouts of primitive hunter-gathering. Do people really find 'four different kinds of pre-cut salad', etc, amid all that maggot-infested, fermenting rot? And if they do, don't the rats and seagulls have dibs?

And what happens when, in this veritable crapucornia/alternative fashion boutique/heretofore-undisclosed electronics outlet, the occasional authentic and very dead bum turns up ? Do you just pick the really wonderful white asparagus and shittake mushrooms off his bloated face and just think of what's in your refrigerator right now?

Dumpsters are many things; all of them are unpleasant. And they sure as hell aren't your salad bar.

ADDED by Cracka Jack 12-09-05

Back in the day, we called this dumpster diving, discount mall for the cheep-ass bastard. Now I guess you can add grocery store too. I'll be entering Kroger's from the front, thank you very much. However, I won't pass-up a good road kill stew, yummy.