Sunday, April 30, 2006

File under just in case I hadn't made clear.

Outside of hearth and home there are three things that I'm concerned about.

In some ways they overlap.

1 - serving Military and veteran stuff.

2 - The GWOT.

3 - Illegal immigrants.

I will be addressing those issues and other stuff here as best I can.

Tempest, do you know what it is?

Stating the obvious

Islam is as Islam Does

Not really much new here, but there is a clarity of note.

Friday, April 28, 2006


Brad Hicks has a post up here.

Brad has labels for pretty much everything... It works for him.

I reckon it makes it easier to point fingers?

However, his post really highlights the schism in the country so it's worth exploring in some depth.

Rather than put a bunch of quotes here I'll just ask that you read the linked post and comments.

For all his verbiage (and he's pretty good at that) his commentors seem to assume he's talking about conservatives.

The interesting bit is how well the premise applies across the spectrum.

I'm gonna be digging further into this as time permits.

[Update 1]

There's a question missing from Brad's post that is pertinent, I think.

If you could say one thing to one you see as your biggest opponent, what would that be?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


dumped Haloscan... lost what few comments have been made.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

What are YOU going to do?

Saturday, April 22, 2006


A book review.

Reference is to Carrie Lukas’ new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism.


Not here!!!!

There's bit of a puzzle... are we under threat here or aren't we.

Read this: and consider.

It seems many will bash Bush while ingoring our own patch.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

And then there's this - reminded via FR

Naturalization Oath of Allegiance
to the United States of America


"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Three Reasons Not to Bomb Iran--yet

H/T Quicknews

Longish, but worth the read.

Luttwak is a smart and erudite man, but I've read the piece twice and find myself confused a bit.

And that brings us back to the beginning. What gives great significance to the factor of time is the advanced stage of the regime’s degeneration. High oil prices and the handouts they fund now help to sustain the regime—but then it might last even without them, simply because of the power of any dictatorship undefeated in war. There is thus no indication that the regime will fall before it acquires nuclear weapons. Yet, because there is still time, it is not irresponsible to hope that it will.

By the same token, however, it is irresponsible to argue for coexistence with a future nuclear-armed Iran on the basis of a shared faith in mutual deterrence. How indeed could deterrence work against those who believe in the return of the twelfth imam and the end of life on earth, and who additionally believe that this redeemer may be forced to reveal himself by provoking a nuclear catastrophe?

The history and cultural lessons are wonderful, but it seems he builds a powerful case suggesting that Iran is filled with internal strife and yet that the regime needs to be feared?

A preamture raid would boost Ahmadinejad's standing in Iran, and around the region, while too long a delay would have them with a nuclear shield.

I was kinda hoping for a practical solution rather than a restatement of the facts?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oh yeah?!?! Sayz who?

H/T Syberghost

So Sayeth the Facts

Then there's this

Yet another sad case where the White House has done a terrible job in getting the facts out!

Is it arrogance or incompetence?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Oh boy via FR

Another clanger on the tocsin.

But we we need to be very concerned about playing into their hands.

Attention please

I'd missed this mini-series, perhaps you have as well?

If so, wake up!!!

USArabia part 1

USArabia Part 2

Read it and draw your own conclusions, there are links and citations.

Re-read my paranoid rant.

Bits and pieces from here and there keep falling into place, what was a small drip seems to be growing into a roaring torrent.

Foreigners in the tens of thousands march in our streets with little concern, all the while our borders have all but collapsed.

The tocsin is heard yet again, but how to react?

Remember that even paranoids can have enemies so don't be too hasty to file this post under one man's lunatic ravings.

Find one time in our country's history where the collective pressures were as great as they are now and I'll shut up and go take my meds.

The Civil War might come to mind, however, it simply doesn't fit.

Wish I'd said that!

But wait.... I did.

Don't panic

If I were the target of Iranian nuclear threats I’d be just as nervous. When your life and the lives of your children seem in danger, we are all wired to go into instant action.

But that is precisely what the madman of the moment, Mahmoud Ahmadiinejad, is trying to accomplish: To sow fear, appeasement, and panicky reactions. This is a guy who sent thousands of young boys to blow up minefields with their own bodies during the Iran-Iraq War, deluded by a promise of eternal paradise for martyrs. He knows all about threats and intimidation. That’s how he got where he is.

Read the rest.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

taking a break

just a pause.
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