Monday, July 24, 2006

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

When people decry the "disproportionate" use of force by Israel, you need to keep in mind the reason for the disproportionate number of civilian casualties on the terrorist side.




If that doesn't explain it much better than I could...

Picture is from IDF Israel and a hat tip to the Jawas.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

U.N. Condemns Allied Overresponse to Nazi Aggression

VICHY-FRANCE June 7, 1944

A day after the largest bombing raid on civilian targets in support of a massive invasion of France, the United Nations voted on a resolution condemning the Allied response as a disproportionate use of force.

The foreign office minister, who is known for being outspoken, said that it was "very difficult" to understand the "kind of military tactics" used by the allies.

"You know, if they're chasing the Nazi's, then go for the Nazi's. You don't go for the entire French nation," concluded Mr Howells, who will meet with the U.S. foreign minister.

The resolution was vetoed by the U.S. ambassador amidst calls for an end to the fighting and for both sides to sit down to peace talks.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Televised Skin-Flute Concert

Zamphere's got nothing on this.

Channel 4 is to bring mass public masturbation to the small screen.

The broadcaster - once led by Michael Grade, dubbed "pornographer in chief" by the Daily Mail - has commissioned a documentary about the UK's first "masturbate-a-thon" as part of a series of programmes dubbed "Wank week", MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal.

Uhm, Ooooooh Kaaaaaaay... I'm not sure what kind of market there is in the UK for watching a bunch of pervs fapping the night away. I'm not sure that I would want to know either. However, I am not sure which is worse, the fact that the Brits would televise this or the fact that its been going on for five years in the U.S!

The organiser of the event, the San Francisco-based Centre for Sex and Culture, has run mass masturbation events in the US for the past five years to raise money for safe sex groups and plans to replicate the formula in the UK.

I've been to charity car washes, dinners and parties, but never a charity beat-off. I really start to wonder about people...

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hmmmm...

Wonder what this is all about?

DAMASCUS, July 17 (KUNA) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manoushehr Mottaki arrived here Monday and headed straight from the airport to the presidential palace to meet President Bashar Al-Assad and discuss developments on the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

"Discuss developments"?!?! More likely, good ol Manie, is gonna give a vigorous pa- on-the-back to Bashar. It's not a stretch to see this as a huddle so Iran can make sure its lap-dog Syria is on the same page of the "Engulf the world in blood and fire" play book.

Hey, is that coffee I smell...

H/T to Fark

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Have We Already Lost the War?

Or WWIV depending on how you count…

I know it is going to seem like I am jumping on the conservative bloger bandwagon by decrying the events in the Middle East as WWIII. But the fact of the matter is that this wasn’t the beginning of the war. On September 12, 2001, I held a question and answer period in my classes. It didn’t make much sense trying to talk about Pavlov’s dogs (as applicable as that might have been) in the wake of the September 11 attacks. One of my students asked if I thought that the attacks would touch off WWIII. My answer was no, it was already here. The US had been attacked repeatedly prior to the September 11 attacks, yet had not bothered to engage the enemy.

But the question remains, have we already lost the war? Our list of allies so far is rather short. The majority of the world’s nations are trying to either ignore the entire situation, appease the islamofascists in the erroneous belief that it will satisfy their blood lust, or have joined the islamofascists in tearing down civilization.

Look to the latest battle in the on-going war. Hizbullah (who happens to run the Palestinian Authority (what an oxymoron that is)) violates Israel’s sovereignty and kidnaps a soldier of the IDF. Yet, when Israel retaliates and demands its citizen be returned, the world condemns Israel not the Palestinians who started the whole thing, or the Syrians, or the Iranians who put the Palestinians up to it.

Now Israel is left bombing Lebanon to prevent Hizbullah from sneaking two more captured soldiers out to Iran. In the mean time, Iran’s terrorist puppets fire Syrian and Iranian made missiles into Israel targeting civilians, and merchants. Yet, to the international community Israel is still the bad guy. Absurd!

I find it ironic how to the liberal elite Bid Business is the epitome of evil in our time, because companies seek to make a profit. Yet, “enlightened” countries like Germany, Russia, and the paragon of liberal values France, have their hands to far up the cookie jar, you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.

When are they (Europe, and the liberals in the U.S.) going to realize that this is not going to go away. They have been very successful in ignoring their problems for the past forty years. Korea, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Algeria, and dare I say the Balkans. Now the bill is coming due for European and liberal complacency. One day they will wake up and find they no longer have the freedoms they so deeply cherish, and ignore. One day soon, we all will have to make a stand. Is it already too late?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

What Happened to the Patriotic Music?

Wifie and I were watching the Boston Pops Independence Day celebration. We were entertained by what had to be one of the worst performances by Steve Taylor I have ever heard. What we were really waiting for was the fireworks. As Monkey Boy (our youngest, the climber) crapped out early on us, we couldn't head downtown for the fireworks. Not that I am complaining, it is an awful time getting out of downtown once they're done.

Anyhow, as the fireworks started, I kept wondering "where's the patriotic music?" Most of the music was timed to the fireworks, but what the hell does a breathy little piece of pop-star fluff have to do with the Independence of our nation? Where was Proud to be an American, or Born in the USA, or independence Day? They did play They're Coming to America, but that was about it. I understand that the Pops might have played some patriotic music before the broadcast. But why couldn't they save a couple songs for the fireworks. It was a pretty display, but there was something missing.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Independece Day!

THE 4TH OF JULY

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; Another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, And their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British That he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July Holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

I hope you will show your support by sharing this with your family & Friends. It's time we get the word Out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games!

Author unknown. H/T to Gary