Thursday, December 16, 2004

Oh No!

I hope this is not a trend! Just because the temp today was in the upper thirties is no reason for protesters to stay home. Oh well, here is another sign from earlier:

Peace on Earth

Yeah, it was a slow day for him, I guess. This was written on a flap of carboard held by an older looking man, who may have been out there to hit on the other geriatric granolas.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The Outcry is Deafening

OK, OK, OK. Since there were no protesters today (Lattes, bear claws, whatever) here is a sign from last week:

Say no to WAR!!!!!

Boring? Yes, that is why they need all the exclamation points.

Sorry, no protesters

Due to cold weather, the die hard protesters stayed in to drink their Starbucks Lattes today. Maybe they'll be back tomorrow...

Monday, December 13, 2004

DevilDogs Take Fallujah

Well worth the 15 minutes...even though it is from the BBC.

BBC Fallujah Story

Protest of the day

My New Feature: Protest of the Day! Most (good weather) days there is a lonely protester outside the metro entrance to the Pentagon. Her grubby clothes belie the intensity of her cause: defeating President Bush and his evil Minion Rumsfeld. Mondays (if the weather is nice) she is joined by other protesters with interesting signs. I am grateful to these protesters, since they remind me why I go to work in the Pentagon and wear the uniform of the US Air Force daily. For instance, the message today was:

You are killing and dying to make Bush (and Company) rich

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

ScrappleFace: Dutch Expand List of 'Mercy Killing' Candidates

ScrappleFace: Dutch Expand List of 'Mercy Killing' Candidates: "Dutch Expand List of 'Mercy Killing' Candidates

(2004-12-03) -- Physicians at Groningen Academic Hospital in the Netherlands today expanded the category of people with 'no free will' who qualify for a procedure called 'life ending without request,' a form of euthanasia which doesn't require the patient's consent. "

As always, scrappleface has cutting wit... The truth is terrifying.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Letter from Fallujah

2Slick's Forum: Letter from Fallujah: "We crossed the train station just before midnight and led the way for the Marines by killing everything we could in our way. It took our tanks and brads until 10 am the next day to get 2 miles into the city. They killed about 200 insurgents in the process and softened the enemy for the Marines. 5 of our soldiers were wounded in this first 10 hours, but we accomplished our part of the plan."

Even if he is from Hudson High (West Point), he is a great writer with a compelling story... Read it!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Irony lost on the writer...

Yahoo! News - GOP Plants Flag on New Voting Frontier

Adding to the GOP advantage, many of those who relocate to these high-growth counties tend to be more socially conservative and eager to distance their children from urban cultural influences — and, in some cases, from the heavy concentration of minorities and new immigrants in urban areas.

Republican messages about lower taxes also find a receptive audience in these edge communities, and some analysts believe Democrats are faced with the perception that they disapprove — at some intrinsic level — of families who abandon the urban centers and flock to developments that pave the distant countryside.

Ummm, I wonder where they get that impression? Could it be from statements like that in the previous paragraph? Hmmm?

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Logic at the UN? Forget it! - U.S. & World - U.N. Staff: 'No Confidence' in Top Leaders: "'We not only have confidence in him, we support him fully,' said U.N. Staff Union President Rosemarie Waters on Friday after the no-confidence vote passed. "

Ummm... Am I the only one that sees a problem with this statement?

Thursday, November 18, 2004

More insanity...

AFA faces faith bias allegations


The Air Force Academy has received 55 complaints of religious bias or persecution in the past year, and cadets, parents and graduates allege the problems stem from leadership failure.

"The fish stinks from the head, and the head of this fish is (Superintendent) John Rosa and (Commandant) Johnny Weida," said an academy graduate whose son has been called "a (expletive) Jew" and "Christ killer" by other cadets, who were not punished.

Superintendent Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. defended the academy Wednesday, saying the school launched a sensitivity training program Nov. 2 for staff and cadets.

"The key here is to understand one another's beliefs and appreciate diversity," Rosa said in an interview. "Regardless of what you believe, you're all part of the team. We realize we have issues. We're working them hard."

But Rosa acknowledged he took little or no action in response to the 55 complaints.

He imposed new training after an August cadet survey showed more than half of cadets reported hearing religious slurs, comments and jokes, and 32 percent of non-Christian cadets feel Christian cadets are given preferential treatment, while less than 10 percent of Christian cadets feel that way.

Now he says he should have acted sooner.

The fervor over religious discrimination is the latest upheaval to hit an institution sul- lied in recent years by scandals involving sexual assault, cheating and drug abuse.

Rosa said all those issues stem from culture problems he and others are tackling.

Tuesday, he told the academy's Board of Visitors at a meeting in Washington, D.C., that problems first arose last spring when cadets sent out e-mail messages promoting "The Passion of the Christ," a movie about Jesus' crucifixion. Cadets have since been told not to use academy e-mail for such messages.

Rosa also excused some cadet behavior by saying it was "not mean-spirited" but rather a product of upbringing.

The parent, who wanted to remain anonymous fearing retribution against his son, took issue, saying he is "outraged" Rosa would say name-calling is not mean-spirited.

He also asked how many cadets Rosa has met with who filed complaints.

None, Rosa told The Gazette. "I get complaints every day about something," he said. "I could chase myself down a rathole. Once we started connecting the dots and had some intolerance issues, we put together a campaign."

Rosa said he heard of a cadet being called a "Christ killer," but the cadet did not provide information upon which officials could act.

Cadets and graduates, who asked to remain anonymous fearing reprisal, cited these indicators that academy leaders sanction Christianity and lack understanding of religious freedom:

- Nonbelievers were forced to march in the "heathen flight" during basic training.

Johnny Whitaker, academy spokesman, said he hadn't verified the claim.

- Commandant Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida, who has said he is a "born again" Christian, issued an e-mail message to personnel shortly after arriving in April 2003, urging all to "ask the Lord to give us the wisdom to discover the right. . . . The Lord is in control. He has a plan for . . . every one of us."

Whitaker saw nothing wrong with the advisory, saying it was sent in observance of the National Day of Prayer, "something that is sanctioned by the highest levels of our government."

- A month later, Weida issued a memo saying, "Remember, you are accountable first to your God. . . ." The Air Force oath requires allegiance to the U.S. Constitution first.

The academy had no response to Weida's comment.

- For at least 10 years, an advertisement proclaiming, "We believe that Jesus Christ is the only real hope for the World," ran in the base newspaper signed by hundreds of academy staff, leaders and spouses. Money to fund the ad was solicited using the academy's e-mail system.

Esteban Aguilar, an attorney in Albuquerque who represents a cadet's parent, said, "It is giving the impression of government sponsorship of religion, which is absolutely prohibited under our constitution." Rosa said the ad will not run this year.

- Some academy staffers cited New Testament scripture on official academy e-mail messages. Whitaker said staff has been "counseled" about the scripture.

- Inspections and training are held on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath, but aren't from 8 a.m. to noon Sundays, when Christian services take place.

Whitaker said, "There are times when people haven't been accommodated," and added the academy is working on allowing cadets to pick alternate training times.

- A recent workshop to discuss religious sensitivity was scheduled on Rosh Hashanah, a holy day. It was changed only after staffers noted the conflict to academy leaders.

Rosa said Air Force headquarters has promised help if needed.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Quotes from Osama bin Laden and John Kerry

Quotes from Osama bin Laden and John Kerry:

So it seems that either 1) the Kerry camp and bin Laden are communicating or 2) al Qaida has teamed with Soros to become a 527. You be the judge...

Friday, October 29, 2004 - Wonder Land - Wonder Land: "'Right now we have 10,000 lawyers out in the battleground states on Election Day, and that number is growing by the day.' So Michael Whouley told the Associated Press last week. Mr. Whouley is commander in chief of the division of lawyers Mr. Kerry has drafted to invade the voting precincts of Ohio, Florida and any other state still inhabited by enough free-thinking Republicans and Democrats to make the election there close."

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

FrontPage :: Muslim Re-Education by Alexis Amory

FrontPage :: Muslim Re-Education by Alexis Amory: "Coming soon to an elementary school near you: mandatory indoctrination in Islamic customs and practices. According to The Kansas City Star, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Herndon, Virginia, are to be given lessons in the three Rs: Reading, Riting, and Ramadan. During this instruction, public school children will play act being Muslims, and, perhaps unwittingly, convert to Islam.

Pupils from a nearby Muslim school will visit classes in the town's public schools to educate their counterparts in Islam. They will be accompanied by something called 'a multicultural trainer' named Afeefa Syeed.

In Herndon, during this month of Ramadan (which began Friday), there will be explanations of the fasting month and 'role-playing' that requires students to recite Muslim sacred words and imitate their prayer practices. "

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Yahoo! News - Iran Given Last Chance to Halt Uranium Enrichment

Yahoo! News - Iran Given Last Chance to Halt Uranium Enrichment: "- Senior officials from France, Britain and Germany will meet Iran's top nuclear negotiator in Vienna Thursday to offer Tehran a final chance to halt uranium enrichment plans or..."

Or what?!?!

Monday, October 18, 2004

Just How Many Bills Has Kerry "Passed?"

Just How Many Bills Has Kerry "Passed?": "Bush said Kerry had passed only five bills during his career, and Kerry said he had passed 56"

Oh, he has some important bills to his name...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge - October 13, 2004 - The New York Sun

Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge - October 13, 2004 - The New York Sun: "An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's 'Honorable Discharge from the Reserves' opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service."

Here is a link to the original story...

BeldarBlog: Was Kerry's original discharge less than honorable?

BeldarBlog: Was Kerry's original discharge less than honorable?: "Was Kerry's original discharge less than honorable?"

Yikes! This is a must read...

Spain Snubs The U.S. In National Day Parade

Spain Snubs The U.S. In National Day Parade: Washington Post October 13, 2004 Pg. 17

"Spain celebrated its National Day on Tuesday with a military parade that added French troops and snubbed the United States by dropping U.S. Marines, who had participated in recent years.

Forty-eight soldiers from a French regiment marched along Madrid's main boulevard in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation. "

Ah, yes, the famous photos of Spanish troops liberating France, while the Yanks sat on their hands...

We should have let him stay in power...

Evidence Emerges At Mass Grave

USA Today October 13, 2004 Pg. 8

It is my personal opinion that this is a killing field,” said Greg Kehoe, a U.S. lawyer working with the Iraqi tribunal preparing a case against Saddam. “Someone used this field … to take bodies up there, and to take people up there and execute them.”

Kehoe, who spent five years in the former Yugoslavia, added: “I've … been doing gravesites for a long time, but I've never seen anything like this — women and children executed for no apparent reason.

“It's a perfect place for execution,” he said.

The victims are believed to be Kurds killed in 1987-88. One trench contains only women and children, apparently killed by small-arms fire. Another contains only men, apparently killed with machine guns.

Kehoe said the women and children had been taken from their villages with their belongings, including pots and pans. They were shot, then bulldozed into the trench.

Some women died holding their children. One young boy still held a ball in his tiny arms. The body of a mother clutches her baby. The infant was shot in the back of the head, the mother in the face. A thick stench hangs over the site.

“The youngest fetus we have was 18 to 20 fetal weeks. Tiny bones, femurs, thighbones the size of a matchstick,” said investigating anthropologist P. Willey of California.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Which end goes up? Posted by Hello

Shoes and hat required...all else optional Posted by Hello

Tot in the trees Posted by Hello

Tams' tomatoes take over the deck Posted by Hello

A peering predator Posted by Hello

Daddy, what did you say about this end of the pony? Posted by Hello

Max and JB's first time in an Airbus cockpit Posted by Hello

Global Test

Global Test

If you were wondering what Kerry was talking about, here it is! Hat tip to for this hilarious site.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

It is all about perspective...

Yahoo! News - KILLER DEBATE AHEAD: "David Ignatius of The Washington Post, explicitly influenced by the recent publication in France of a report by an anti-Bush jihad expert, wrote: 'The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has been toppled; the fence-sitting, semi-Islamist regime in Saudi Arabia has taken sides more strongly with the West; Islamists in Sudan and Libya are in retreat; and the plight of the Palestinians has never been more dire. And Baghdad, the traditional seat of the Muslim caliphs, is under foreign occupation. ... Perhaps it takes an outsider -- a Frenchman, even -- to help Americans see the war on terrorism in perspective. Saturated in terrorism alerts and images of violence from Iraq, Americans may miss the essential fact that the terrorists are losing.' "

I'm back! Though I don't have much time to write, these days, I'll try to throw a few interesting tidbits out. This one from the Post, via Buckley, is the most succint recital of the last few years as I have seen. Having read Bernard Lewis' book on the history of Islam, seen his prediction of an Islamic Europe within a few generations, I am convinced of the need for broad historical and geographic perspective. Benjamin and Simon's book "the Age of Sacred Terror" ties in this large picture with a more concentrated look at the roots of al Qaida going back to the Muslim Brotherhood...not as an organization, but as an evolving and cohesive worldview.

Islam is at a crossroads, much as Christianity was after the Crusades and in through the reformation. Which path will predominate, violence and statism vs relationships and personalism, remains to be seen. For now, the most vocal and attractive side of Islam is the one that gives followers a reason to live, and a reason to die.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Not much room for an internet connection here.

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Here is why not much has been posted to my blog lately...

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Grandma Lois and Gloria Posted by Hello

Poker night with the guys... Posted by Hello

Picnic Time! Is this thing Daddy gave me an ant, Mommy? Posted by Hello

Hangin' out in the shade Posted by Hello

JB sometimes makes us wonder... Posted by Hello

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

GOP 2004: Moore Won't Return to Madison Square Garden

GOP 2004: Moore Won't Return to Madison Square Garden: "Following all the commotion last night, Michael Moore will not be returning to Madison Square Garden for the Republican National Convention, E&P has learned. According to editors at USA Today, which is publishing his daily column this week, Moore told them that he was choosing not to return again. "

I guess he realized that he made too big a target for the GOP, and was, in fact, helping them by showing up. Too bad he quit... He's smarter than I thought.

Rush's Interview with President George W. Bush

Rush's Interview with President George W. Bush: "That's the most important thing people can do is pray, and I appreciate that. "

Monday, August 30, 2004

Yahoo! News - France Races Against Clock in Iraq Hostage Crisis

Yahoo! News - France Races Against Clock in Iraq Hostage Crisis: "The crisis stunned France, which waged a high-profile campaign to oppose the U.S.-led war in Iraq, and because of this considered itself safe from militant attack. France also opposed the 1990-2003 economic sanctions on Iraq. "

Waddaya Know! France discovers that paying the Dane Gelt does not keep the Dane away...

I feel bad for these guys, but still have to laugh at the irony.

Friday, August 27, 2004

More problems with dates... - Special Report w/ Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - Firestorm Not Her Fault?: "John Kerry, speaking at a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Virginia last year, said, 'I remember well April 1968, I was serving in Vietnam, a place of violence, when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home, and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of [Dr. King].'

That date was April 4th, 1968, but according to Kerry's own Website, it was not until November 17, 1968, that he reported for duty in Vietnam."

Ahhh, the selective memory "I remember..." disease so common to Dems running for office has claimed another victim. - U.S. & World - Ed Dept: 1.1M Students Home-Schooled - U.S. & World - Ed Dept: 1.1M Students Home-Schooled: "Home schooling presents several questions that must be considered, he said. Among them: Do parents with no formal training as teachers know how to handle a variety of subjects or to tailor instruction for children of different ages? Do students get the same materials they would have at schools, from books to science labs? Are families with two working parents prepared to go to a single income so that one parent can teach at home? Also, Feinberg said, parents must consider whether their children will emerge from home schooling with limited exposure to other children and various cultures. More federal research is needed to help resolve such questions about home schooling, he said. 'At some point, children are going to have to interact with the rest of the world,' he said. 'If they haven't had the opportunity to build their emotional muscles so they have that capacity to interact, how effective are they going to be outside their cloistered environment?'"

Sad to see that some myths about homeschooling persist in centers of supposed higher education. Sad, but not surprising. I especially like the part about needing more federal research, which, of course, will steer money to the same institutions to study the problems they have 'discovered'.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Double Standard? What double standard?

My Way News: "Law firms on the Democratic side are also representing both the campaign or party and outside groups running ads in the presidential race. Washington attorney Joe Sandler represents the Democratic National Committee and a group airing anti-Bush ads, DNC spokesman Jano Cabrera said that 'isn't even comparable' to Ginsberg's relationship with the Bush campaign and veterans group."

When you can't argue the facts, argue that they aren't even comparable!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Two Americas! Originally Kerry, not Edwards The New Soldier: Epilogue (John Kerry) - The New Soldier: Epilogue (John Kerry): "I think that, more than anything, the New Soldier is trying to point out how there are two Americas -- the one the speeches are about and the one we really are. Rhetoric has blinded us so much that we are unable to see the realities which exist in this country."


JOHN KERRY'S THE NEW SOLDIER: "You can now read John Kerry's THE NEW SOLDIER online for FREE." - The New Soldier: John Kerry Testimony - The New Soldier: John Kerry Testimony: "We are asking Americans to think about that because how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Iraq? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? But we are trying to do that, and we are doing it with thousands of rationalizations, and if you read carefully the President's last speech to the people of this country, you can see that he says, and says clearly, 'but the issue, gentlemen, the issue is terrorism and the question is whether or not we will leave that country to the terrorists or whether or not we will try to give it hope to be a free people.' But the point is they are not a free people now, and we cannot fight terrorism all over the world. I think we should have learned that lesson by now."

I take it back! He sounds today just like he sounded 30 years ago. This was taken from his book, and only the words in italics have been changed...

Scary, eh?

Swift Boats And Old Wounds (

Swift Boats And Old Wounds ( "In a 2002 conversation, Kerry told me he thought it would be doubly advantageous that 'I fought in Vietnam and I also fought against the Vietnam War,' apparently not recognizing that some would see far too much political calculation in such a bifurcated record. "

Hmmm... So "I voted for the war in Iraq before I voted against it" theme is back, but this time with Vietnaaaam. If he becomes president, this could be interesting: "I pushed for abortion restrictions before I increased federal funding for it." "I pressed for more free trade with China, before I argued that there should be sanctions on them". "I called for a tax cut before I signed the tax increase into law..."

Some may call it complexity, bifurcation, or diplomacy, but most American schoolboys would call it being a wuss, and most young women would call it fear of commitment.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - Vietnam Boomerang - Vietnam Boomerang: "The issue here, as I have heard it raised, is was he present and active on duty in Alabama at the times he was supposed to be. ... Just because you get an honorable discharge does not in fact answer that question.

--John Kerry, questioning President Bush's military-service record, February 8, 2004."

Best written summary of the duplicity of Kerry I have seen yet...Check it out in the WSJ.

Saturday, August 21, 2004 - You Decide 2004 - Kerry Urges Bush to Demand Attacks Stop - You Decide 2004 - Kerry Urges Bush to Demand Attacks Stop: "At a fundraiser, attended by about 750 people, Kerry said the attacks by a group of Vietnam veterans and former Swift Boat commanders have intensified "because in the last months they have seen me climbing in America's understanding that I know how to fight a smarter and more effective war" against terrorists."

Oh No! Who would have thought that those crafty swift boat vets were really Al Qaida terrorists! It was vets that brought down the towers, not radical muslim terrorists...

I wonder, really wonder, what they are putting in his coffee.

Sis is here. Maybe I should just ride off into the sunset... Posted by Hello - You Decide 2004 - Group's Flier Found in Bush Camp Office - You Decide 2004 - Group's Flier Found in Bush Camp Office: "Bill Shilling, a Kerry volunteer in Gainesville, says he went to the GOP offices there Thursday and picked up the flier from a pile of literature on the table. "The flier they gave me was on the same table as some Bush-Cheney bumper stickers," said Shilling."

Zounds! Great hunks of six degrees of ken bacon, batman! We have a mighty conspiracy on our hands!

Friday, August 20, 2004

Yahoo News - Kerry takes legal action against Vietnam critics

Yahoo News - Kerry takes legal action against Vietnam critics: "The New York Times on Friday reported that there is a web of connections between the Swift Boat group and the Bush family high-profile Texas political figures and President Bush chief political aide Karl Rove."

Is anyone investigating a 'web of connections' between the New York Times and the Kerry campaign?

Hey, it's OK to have a sister if you get a fireman suit out of the deal... Posted by Hello

Mom and baby resting peacefully Posted by Hello

Family portrait. JB is pretending he is happy with a sister. Posted by Hello

A BIG gun

So, after all the stress of the last few days, I went to Quantico today because the .50 cal shooting club had an open house. I figured I needed some sun and fresh air, and a bit of gunpowder. More on why, later. For now, the guns.

My blood began to race as I parked the truck. The thump of the .50 BMG was familiar to me from my time in Iraq, but this time I knew I could get up close and personal, and not have to worry about someone shooting back at the sound. Every time one fired, the ground shook just a bit, and the closer I got, the more pronounced this phenomenon became. Cresting the rise to enter the 1000 yard range, my eyes were greeted by a wonderful sight: about 30 sets of .50 cal shooters, plenty of targets, and smoke. I walked down to the firing line and within minutes had been invited to test fire one.

How could I say no?

What an experience. For anyone who has not tried it, I highly recommend it. For those who have, you know what I am talking about...putting a 600 grain slug 1000 yards downrange accurately is AWESOME! The blast from the muzzle brakes of guns on either side rocked me a bit, but nothing compared to the shove the one on my shoulder gave me when I squeezed the trigger. Grass to the front and sides was burned and flattened from the brake, and I managed to pull the scope back on target in time to see the bullet hit about 8 inches high. Not bad for a first 2/3rds of a mile. Center of mass aim, still would have been a dead bad guy.

The fun did not end there, however. As I made my way down the line, more and more invitations to try guns were proffered. I fired a kit gun, an AR build and, best of all, a Barrett semi-auto. 10 rounds as fast as you could pull the trigger.

Two magazines.


I want one...

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Gloria Rachel Bremer entered the world today at 11:28 AM, EDT weighing 10 lbs, 5 oz and measuring 21.5 inches. Mom and baby are doing great! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

JFK and Monroe--the sequal!

Yahoo News - Kerry admits to soft spot for Oscar winner Theron: "I think Charlize Theron is pretty extraordinary ... Catherine Zeta Jones ... and Marilyn Monroe ... I thought she was funny. Complicated. And obviously very attractive, very beautiful."

Wow! I wonder if he thinks he was JFK in a former life...or this one! Senator from Mass. with those initials... Kinda scary.

Who Am I? Wasn't that a Jacki Chan movie?

Yahoo News - Kerry-Kerrey Confusion Trips Up Campaign: "Kerry-Kerrey Confusion Trips Up Campaign "

It seems that not only has Kerry forgotten where he was, he has a hard time remembering who he was...

I guess that is the danger of trying to remake yourself every day. Or maybe it is by showing that he has played so many fantasy parts, he hopes to get the Walter Mitty vote.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Where is Oliver Stone when you need him? - Special Report w%2F Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - GOP%27s Softer Side%3F: In the Wall Street Journal this week Jim Rassmann wrote that a mine blast -- "blew me off John's swift boat" into the river where Kerry heroically pulled him to safety under heavy fire. But a press release from Kerry's Website claims that Rassmann "was traveling down the Bay Hap river in a boat behind Kerry's when both were ambushed."

C'mon, guys! Hire a director or writer or something to help get your fantasy, er, story straight!

Manchurian Candidate? - Holiday in Cambodia: "Last Wednesday Kerry spokesman Michael Meehan sent me a statement saying that 'During John Kerry's service in Vietnam, many times he was on or near the Cambodian border and on one occasion crossed into Cambodia . . . On December 24, 1968 Lieutenant John Kerry and his crew were on patrol in the watery borders between Vietnam and Cambodia deep in enemy territory.' I asked for clarification as to whether the 'one occasion' was Christmas Eve 1968. 'No . . .,' was the reply."

It seems to me I have seen this in a movie somewhere... Missing memories of a fight that may not have taken place.

Has anyone asked him if he would like to play a game of solitaire?

Sunday, August 15, 2004

No, No, No! NO!


I know, you are all getting impatient. But that is nothing compared to how impatient Tamsey is getting. Today I caught her reading about castor oil and other 'home remedies' on-line. I'll post something as soon as I can, once we know anything. It looks like this Thursday is the longest the nice doctors will let her go, so lacking other info, look for something in this space then.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Kerry v. Heinz-Kerry - Special Report w/ Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - Update on Pelosi Comments: "A visit to the grand canyon this week led to a heated exchange between John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. When her husband asked her to join him on a helicopter ride over the canyon, Mrs. Kerry refused. As the presidential candidate continued to press her, an exasperated Teresa replied -- 'you don't understand vertigo.' Growing impatient, Kerry finally reached out to his wife to bring her aboard the waiting chopper, but Teresa grabbed a secret service member for protection and snapped, 'No! I'm not going.'"

Once again, you can't make this stuff up!

Fast forward 2 years:

Heinz-Kerry sues President Kerry for divorce, claims husband 'forced her onto Marine One'.

In papers filed today in Boston, Teresa Heinz Kerry sued her husband, President Kerry, for divorce, citing irreconsilable differences. In her papers, Heinz Kerry agrees to give up her claim to half the White House in exchange for two years of Presidential veto rights...

Monday, August 09, 2004

Director of Religious Outreach for the DNC...who would have thought? - Special Report w/ Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - Criticizing Kerry a Mistake?: "The director of Religious Outreach for the Democratic National Committee has resigned after less than 2 weeks on the job. Critics attacked Reverend Brenda Bartella Peterson because she was supporting the removal of the words 'Under God' from the pledge of allegiance.

Reverend Peterson said the criticism from conservative groups made it impossible for her to do her job. Peterson's most vocal critic, the conservative Catholic League, called her a, 'Left-wing activist' ... for filing an amicus brief supporting atheist Michael Newdow in his court challenge to the pledge two years ago."

Sometimes you just have to wonder...

Sunday, August 08, 2004

GQ picture Posted by Hello

Date to Ruth's Chris Steak House Posted by Hello

The Secret Service Goose unit escorts JB and Tamsey on thier walk. In a few short years, he will be hunting them. A few short years ago, she was hunting them. For now, however, they had a job to do. Posted by Hello

Friday, August 06, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Vester's Voice - Hate in the USA - Day Side w/ Linda Vester - Vester's Voice - Hate in the USA The text says — in bold print — in a lesson for Muslim children to learn and recite, "All religions other than Islam are false religions." Right below that is a note to teachers, telling them to explain to the children specifically that the religion "of the Jews and Christians" are "false religions". This is directed at kids as young as age six.


As intolerant as the sentences you quoted sound, that idea is the mainstay of any internally coherent religion. Devout Christians and Jews, who hold to their Scriptures, also believe and teach that their religion is the only true religion. There is nothing wrong with that. That is why we have the First Amendment, to protect religion from the meddling of government. It is impossible to legislate thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and the free practice of religion is vital to a moral and lasting society. Religion, incidentally, is vital precisely because of its intolerance for deviation from the mores and rules it teaches. It restrains the natural inclination of man toward selfishness and wickedness. We cannot legislate the heart of man…

We can, however, legislate actions. That is the job of government, to protect those rights and liberties for which so many have fought and died these last 200+ years. When hateful beliefs become actions denying others their rights, the government has not only the right, but the responsibility to step in. A group that preaches hate as a core tenet of its religion should be monitored more closely than, say, a group that preaches meditation, because the preaching of hate is more likely to induce violence (thought it certainly does not cause or excuse it, given the free will of mankind).

In summary, the school has a right to teach their religion, and the parents have a right to have their children educated in their chosen religion. When those children become a threat, the government must meet that threat. That is the nature and the price of liberty. And, paid in blood by so many, we should not abandon our heritage now.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Where's the beef? - Special Report w/ Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - Better Choice Behind Bars?: "Let's go back to these pictures taken last Friday during the Kerry-Edwards post convention bus tour. Here they are at a Wendy's in Newburgh, New York, with a bunch of cheese burgers. Nothing more American than that, right?

Well there is growing evidence that a decidedly more upscale meal was waiting for them back on the bus. According to the Mid-Hudson News Network, a Kerry campaign aide called the restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 lunches to go, to be picked up at about the same time that the Wendy's photo op was taking place.

A manager at the restaurant has confirmed to Fox News that the yacht-club meals included Shrimp Vindallo, Grilled Diver Sea Scallops, Prosciutto, Wrapped Stuffed Chicken, and Steak Salad. Total bill: just under $200"

Yahoo! News - Pet Rooster Travels 45 Minutes Under Car

Yahoo! News - Pet Rooster Travels 45 Minutes Under Car: "Mary Lute just thought she was driving to work. Little did she know her pet rooster was underneath her car during the 45-minute ride July 27. When she stopped at a convenience store, a fellow customer said there was a chicken loose in the parking lot. "

You know, you can't make this kind of stuff up...

The Secret Lives of Wives

MSNBC - The Secret Lives of Wives

When groups of women get together, especially if they're mothers and have been married for more than six or seven years, and especially if there's alcohol involved, the conversation is usually the same. They talk about the kids and work—how stressed they are, how busy and bone tired. They gripe about their husbands and, if they're being perfectly honest and the wine kicks in, they talk about the disappointments in their marriages.

Quite the negative, depressing article. According to this 4 part report, there is no hope!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Desert Flight. Since the AF is now using this, I guess I can post it. Posted by Hello

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Waiting... Posted by Hello

No, it is not a basketball, and no, she did not eat too much, as the girl and Chuck-E-Cheeze implied.

NEWS! Not yet...

We have been getting many questions…

No, Tamsey is not in labor. Any day now...

I'll post an update here as soon as we know more. Her due date is not for another week, but you can use the comments section to vote for the day you think the blessed event will occur. Please add a time in case of a tie. Winner will get the first e-mailed picture of the girl, so please leave your name, Mr. Anonymous.

Just a bit too short... Posted by Hello He so loves playing in the sink.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Yahoo! News - Woman Wears Sign of Shame for Gas Theft

Yahoo! News - Woman Wears Sign of Shame for Gas Theft: "Sherelle Purnell's facial expression went from one of embarrassment to defiance as she puffed a cigarette and lugged a sandwich board sign that declared: 'I was caught stealing gas.' "

A much better sentance than jail time or a fine... We need more creative judges like this.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Joe Wilson...where are you? - 'Be Very Afraid': ", a Web site the Kerry campaign had set up to showcase Mr. Wilson's accusations against the Bush Administration, now redirects browsers to the homepage."

Whoops! Looks like Kerry has flip flopped on Wilson now...

Truth and Service

Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - Service to Country: "This photograph of John Kerry and 19 other Coastal Division 11 Swift boat officers was taken at Ton Sun Nuht Air Base on January 22, 1969, immediately following a meeting with General Abrams and Admiral Zumwalt."

Very interesting.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Al Jazeera covers the Dems (with love)

Cal Thomas: "The Arab TV network al-Jazeera, which might properly be renamed 'the voice of bin Laden,' has been given a booth at the FleetCenter to broadcast its version of events to the Arab world."

You can check out their coverage on line:Al Jazeera

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

I wanna be a movie star! Posted by Hello