Friday, August 31, 2007

Warner Set To Announce @ 2pm Toady

****UPDATE: Warner says he's out.

*Even the Time Dispatch recognizes him as a R.I.N.O.:
A moderate to conservative Republican, Warner has supported Republican presidents while also maintaining an independent streak.”

*The Democrats are licking their chops already at making the seat held by Warner a bookend set with their whacked out, Bush Derangement-latent Senator “Lieutenant Dan:” Jim Webb:
“Former Gov. Mark R. Warner is mentioned as a likely Democratic candidate if the incumbent retires.”

I hope the national party has a list of CONSERVATIVES that they can run for the seat, since it was one that they held – HELLO OUT THERE, RPV!

Anatomy of a R.I.N.O.:
*“Warner wrote the resolution sought by Bush in 2002 for authorization of military force against Iraq, but began distancing himself from Bush in October 2005. He described the Iraq situation then as “drifting sideways.” This year, he did not agree with Bush’s 2007 troop buildup.”

More than just that, he threatened to vote with the Democrats for a timetable for troop withdrawal that might have cost us the war and MANY American, Iraqi, and coalition lives. Did I mention he is a favored senator of liberal Democrat presidential candidate B. Hussein Obama?

*In a dramatic break from his party, he refused in 1994 to endorse the GOP nominee for Senate, Oliver L. North. Warner fielded his own candidate, in what many GOP conservatives viewed as heresy; a Democrat won election in a three-way race.

*Warner voted against President Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987.

*He has been a moderate on racial issues and recommended the first black person and the first woman to be confirmed as federal judges in Virginia.

What is a “moderate on racial issues?” This is one area where libs never see grey areas – especially for Republicans. So, an evil, racist, anti-minority white man recommended two minorities for a trend-setting, minority “first” and he is gets labeled as a “moderate on racial issues.” Can you say back-handed compliment?


John Warner will announce at 2pm today at the University of Virginia whether he the 80-year-old Senator for Virginia, will grace us for another 6 years of R.I.N.O. antics as an aged senator, or spend his twilight years on blue-ribbon committees, lobbying, and appearing on nightly cable shows to push a then, unleashed version of R.I.N.O. politics.

Either way, it looks like it is Virginians who are in the ones who are in for the long haul.

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Thank you

From YankeeMom......go see this video.



Check This Out

Got this from CJ over at ASP.
Anti-war morons attack the people in Freedom Watch's current ad campaign.


Committed to losing the War

Senator Reid (D) apparently wants us to lose and die in Iraq. That's the only thing that makes sense in his ongoing attempts to micromanage troop deployments. He's decided that limiting troop deployments for arbitrary political reasons are more important than A) Winning the campaign or B) Forcing the return of all troops. I mean, if he believes that the war is lost and we should not be there, why limit the troops? Just have them all come back and surrender. Oh that's right, the Democrats would be seen as the cowardly, shortsighted, treasonous, dogs that they are trying to be. "Altering the course of the war"? If one is winning a war, what would be a different course? Why would you want to alter it?

Reid Opens Door to Pact With Antiwar Republicans
Washington Post Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Saying the coming weeks will be "one of the last opportunities" to alter the course of the war, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he is now willing to compromise with Republicans to find ways to limit troop deployments in Iraq.

One measure Reid said he will seek to resurrect would tighten rules on the use of troops by requiring soldiers' leave times to be at least as long as their most recent deployment. The proposal, offered by Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), would not set withdrawal terms, but it could effectively limit U.S. force levels. A vote of 56 to 41 in favor of the measure on July 11 fell four votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a GOP filibuster, but it had seven Republican supporters.
(Thereby tying the hands of the generals and restricting troop levels. Want to see a "stretched thin" Army? Want to see multiple year deployments? they'll have to do it that way to meet mission goals if outgoing troops can't come back for over 2 years.....Or maybe CONGRESS could raise the troop quota and put REAL incentives into enlisting)

Reid's friends see the wear on him. "I think he has agonized over this," said Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), who has known Reid since she was a teenager. "I can see it. It weighs on his shoulders. But he's approaching this for all the right reasons, and I admire him for that." (WEAR on HIM?! How about the wear on those troops that would get limited support in theater due to reduced manning? Same mission, less manpower! What an idiot.)

Reid, from conversations with constituents and troops, has come the think we should withdraw. If this is what he believes, then he should do a full court press to end the entire campaign. Anything else is just politics. He wants to have the pullout blamed on Bush.

Here is Rocco DiPippo in Iraq, explaining how the Democrats and the turncoat RINOS are killing our soldiers....

Looking Iraqis in the Eye

Excerpt:Last October, driven by deep curiosity, the lure of a generous paycheck and by a desire to be where historic events were unfolding, I left my comfortable life and took a job in Iraq. With a group of Iraqi and American construction specialists, I helped manage renovations and new construction for 17 Iraqi police stations in Wasit Province, southeast of Baghdad.
...The main reason the police station project succeeded was that most of the Americans and Iraqis assigned to it learned to trust and respect each other, to cooperate, and to focus on a common goal, seeing it through completion. Without the mutual trust and respect, the project would have failed.

So it is with the effort to stabilize Iraq – without trust and respect between coalition and Iraqi security forces and ordinary Iraqis, no amount of weaponry or diplomacy will succeed in bringing peace there. And nothing can accelerate that process more than a firm commitment from the US that it will stand side-by-side with the Iraqi security forces, and with ordinary Iraqis, until peace and stability is at hand – no matter how long that takes to achieve.

Unfortunately, since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Democratic Party, the leftist media and the nation’s cultural elite as a whole have done little to help build trust between America and Iraq. Indeed, they have done exactly the opposite,...

Iraqis watch us, and they listen to us. What they hear from some of our politicians, political activists and cultural elites has made many of them reluctant to work with the Americans in bringing security to their country. Many Iraqis are afraid of what they are hearing from the Democratic Party leadership and their media shills – that America will abandon them. And as long as they are afraid, they will be reluctant to seize the initiative in their towns and villages and chase out those who are murdering their families.

The Democratic Party leadership and the media and the U.S. left have had nothing to do with that recovery. Indeed, in the name of trying to destroy a president they hate, they have tried hard to subvert that recovery. I often wonder how many American and Iraqi lives their subversion has cost. I wonder how many mothers have lost their children in Iraq because of the war-time treachery? I know for sure that their subversion has made it harder for ordinary Iraqis to trust American soldiers.

(Friends of the author that had to report to the Army)were worried because they believed the myth of American soldiers as violent psychopaths.

And last, and least, is Hollywood: "Redacted" stuns Venice
By Silvia Aloisi

VENICE (Reuters) - A new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears.

"Redacted", by U.S. director Brian De Palma, is one of at least eight American films on the war in Iraq due for release in the next few months and the first of two movies on the conflict screening in Venice's main competition.

Inspired by one of the most serious crimes committed by American soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, it is a harrowing indictment of the conflict and spares the audience no brutality to get its message across.

De Palma, 66, whose "Casualties of War" in 1989 told a similar tale of abuse by American soldiers in Vietnam, makes no secret of the goal he is hoping to achieve with the film's images, all based on real material he found on the Internet.

"The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he told reporters after a press screening.

"The pictures are what will stop the war. One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to motivate their Congressmen to vote against this war," he said.

Any movie theater that shows this unmitigated crap should be boycotted. It is slander against the United States Military, in that he is tarring us all with the actions of a PROSECUTED few. The troops that committed this crime have been prosecuted and punished. If he wants to slander the military, then, apparently he has no problem being called a rapist and murderer for the actions of the thug down the block.

"It's all out there on the Internet, you can find it if you look for it, but it's not in the major media. The media is now really part of the corporate establishment," he said. (So is the heroism!)

The film's title refers to how, according to De Palma, mainstream American newspapers and television channels are failing to tell the true story of the war by keeping the most graphic images of the conflict away from public opinion.

"When I went out to find the pictures, I said (to the media) give me the pictures you can't publish," he said, adding that because of legal dangers (Could that be because there was a Freakin! trial underway? What an idiot!) he too had to "edit" the material. (But only those that put us in a bad light.)

"Everything that is in the movie is based on something I found that actually happened. But once I had put it in the script I would get a note from a lawyer saying you can't use that because it's real and we may get sued," De Palma said. (Didn't Wallace put out a news item like that?)

"So I was forced to fictionalize things that were actually real." (False, but True! Trust me!)

The film, shot in Jordan with a little known cast, ends with a series of photographs of Iraqi civilians killed and their faces blacked out for legal reasons.

"I think that's terrible because now we have not even given the dignity of faces to this suffering people," De Palma said. (Except of course all of the faces on the internet...How about the victims of the terrorists?)

"The great irony about Redacted is that it was redacted." (Only by him. )

Distributor Magnolia has planned a limited U.S. release for later this year, and the film may be easier to sell to European audiences rather than to the American public. (Ya think? Thanks for poisoning our allies and making more enemies. )

That said, where are the OTHER producers? Won't ONE make a film supporting and celebrating the actions of the troops?



The Nice Award

Flora McDonald here. Nan at American Daughter Media Center was kind enough to nominate me for The Nice Matters Award. This comes on the heels of this blog being called a hate site and all kinds of the usual (for the times we live in) personal attacks.

A little irony in the soup gives it a bit of zest and though, undeserved, I am most grateful for Nan's kind nomination.

When I first started blogging, Nan was an inspiration and continues to be. The team of writers she has recruited are professional and learned. She is a truly remarkable woman and her Media Center is a credit to Virginia. Thank you, Nan!

This award will be awarded to those that are just nice people , good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!

I get to nominate seven nice people now. Some of them are bloggers I've met, some I've admired from a distance but they are all good, kind and discerning. Ladies, you are the best!



Thursday, August 30, 2007

Senator John Warner Goes For The Gold

Let's hope it's a watch.
Va. Sen. John Warner to Announce if He will Seek Sixth Term in 2008
630 WMAL

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Senator John Warner plans to announce Friday whether the Virginia senator will seek a sixth term next year.

For decades, Warner has been one of the most authoritative voices in Congress on military issues and a key player in the debate over Iraq. The 80-year-old Republican would be an early favorite to win if he runs. But his retirement could give the Democrats a chance to take the seat from the GOP.

Warner planned an afternoon news conference at the University of Virginia. Friends, staff aides, close political allies and political professionals alike were left to guess Thursday what the former Navy secretary would do.

Warner had said that by September he would announce whether he will seek another term that would end in early 2015, weeks before his 88th birthday. He first won the seat in 1978 when he was married to Elizabeth Taylor.



So tired

I get so tired of the bickering and partisan politics, the “What’s in it for me?” attitudes. I’m tired of big government, people telling me how to live, and setting things up to their own advantage. I’ve had my fill of grand schemes, corruption and childish egotistical behavior. It doesn’t matter if you are a Dhimmicrat or a RINO or a self-aggrandizing socialist schmuck, I tell you I’m tired of it!

All I ask of government is to keep watch. Give me a heads-up when I need to crack open the gun safe and step up to the plate, but otherwise stay off my back. Enforce existing laws and if that doesn’t keep you busy enough, do what you can to reduce the number of laws instead of thinking up new ones. The only case I know of when “more is better” is if you’re an organic gardener, and need more fertilizer.


Uncle Jay Explains the News - July 2, 2007

This is the job I need! Can't you just see me as Senator Cargosquid? Bwahahahaha!
Just think how much trouble we would be in if they spent more time at "work"?


Gun Control Question

For the GOP YouTube debate. Think they'll have the guts to use it?


Sweet! That's danger close!

Jd Johannes reports on the war. Not from the reception centers, where he really isn't allowed, of course, since, apparently, he's not a REAL reporter. He reports from OUTSIDE THE WIRE.
He reports from places where its "sweet" to be in the danger zone. I wonder if Katie Couric will be anywhere nearby? Go see the snippet of video he's got posted and check out the rest of his site.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Evidence Submitted In Craig Case


Caption time again........

Caption this!

1. Senator Reid, you have a small..........mind.
2. Senator, I find your lack of faith in THE SURGE, disturbing......
3. Representative Pelosi, I pinch your little head......



Just sayin', is all


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Things that make you go "Hmmmmm?"

From Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive,

John Warner's Christmas present

"Oh boy troops guess what? Sen. John Warner has a present for you. He wants us to bring some of you home by Christmas, YEA! Not all of you, and not for any real reason, just to, ya' know, send a message.Well it would be a message of foolish weakness Senator. "

"Time after time our enemies have known that the way to defeat America is at home. You cannot take her by force of arms, but you can sap the will to fight. The media provides a knowing and helpful ally in this as they ensure that death and destruction dominate our news. The Vietnamese leaders have said explicitly, as did their Chinese and Soviet handlers, that their strategy was to defeat us at home via the media. Worked out pretty well for them."

And from Redstate,

Iraq is just the first step in Iran’s battle for regional hegemony

Not to mention their very plainly-stated goal of perpetrating a second Holocaust By Jeff Emanuel

BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today said that “a huge power vacuum” was imminent in Iraq – and promised that, when it appeared, Iran would be ready to fill it. This plainly-stated desire by the totalitarian regime in Tehran to overtly interfere in the affairs of a sovereign nation – while simultaneously accusing the US of doing so, despite the fact that coalition forces are still present in Iraq at official invitation of that nation’s sovereign government – should come as no surprise to any who have followed the course of the Iraq war (and postwar) to this point.

Ahmadinejad declared that Iran would work with “neighbors and regional friends like Saudi Arabia” to replace the US in Iraq should a withdrawal take place.

Does anyone else think that these two situations could be related? Heck, I bet that even Edwards could figure this one out. I wonder what could cause this sudden power vacuum that Ahmajinutjob is talking about, hmmmm?

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Too Stupid even for politics.....

Hat tip: The Steel Deal and The Unalienable Right

I HAD to post this! Is this for real? Edwards wants to be President, but, he doesn't understand what a communist government is? Can you imagine if Bush had said this?

"I'm going to be honest with you -- I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system," Edwards, D-N.C., said at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa. "Is it a government-run system?"



Monday, August 27, 2007

Don't You Dare!

Finally! Something we can all agree on.
Fifty-Six Groups, Millions of Citizens Send One Message: Don't Raise the Federal Gas Tax!

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Don't you dare!"
That's the stance of 56 organizations representing millions of Americans toward an increase in the federal gasoline excise tax. The coalition, which was organized by the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), delivered its message today in an open letter to Congress and the President.

"Proponents of a federal gas tax increase insist that few would even notice the change in their fuel bills," the letter stated. "In reality ... [t]his is a substantial burden on families trying to make ends meet." The open letter was a response to policymakers who have exploited the bridge tragedy in Minnesota to press for more road funding and higher federal fuel taxes. House Transportation Committee Chair James Oberstar, for example, has discussed a temporary 5-cent-per-gallon increase in the
gas tax.

As the 56 groups note, however, there are reasons other than hardship on taxpayers to oppose such schemes. "Temporary" fuel taxes have taken on lives of their own, such as the 5-cent-per-gallon increase backed by President George H.W. Bush 17 years ago. Nor is lack of money a problem. The 5-year Highway Bill enacted in 2005 represented a 42 percent spending boost over its predecessor. This legislation, combined with the pending Transportation Appropriations Bill, provides over $22 billion for special interest "earmarks" -- nearly as much money as Oberstar's tax would raise.

The diverse list of signatories includes the National Grange, the Family Research Council, the Log Cabin Republicans, and the Islamic Free Market Institute. In addition to national-level citizen groups such as NTU, Americans for Prosperity, and the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, grassroots organizations from over 20 states endorsed the open joint statement.

"Instead of resorting so readily to tax hikes, Congress and the Executive Branch should conduct a review to determine which transportation projects are really worth funding and which are unnecessary," the letter concluded. "Elected officials should not be feeding more revenues into the gears of an ever-faster spending machine, and we urge you to oppose any federal gas tax hike."

NTU is a non-partisan citizen group founded in 1969 to work for lower taxes and smaller government. Note: The text of the open letter and a list of signatories are available at



Pyschic Border Patrol Chief !

Our Laredo Border patrol has a psychic Chief. He can determine the intentions of illegal entrants into the US, EVEN WITHOUT CAPTURING THEM. Apparently he must be able to pick out the bad guys from the crowd coming over the southern border while sitting in his office.
Via the Washington Times:

Border Patrol chief rejects mission against aliens, drugs

By Sara A. Carter

A Border Patrol chief at one of the nation's most dangerous Southwest border crossings says the agency's mission doesn't include apprehending illegal aliens or seizing narcotics — perplexing front-line agents and angering a congressional critic of illegal immigration.

"I've said it before and I'll say it again," Carlos X. Carrillo, Border Patrol chief of Laredo, Texas, told guests at a town-hall meeting Thursday. "The Border Patrol's job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol's job is not to stop narcotics. ... The Border Patrol's mission is not to stop criminals."The Border Patrol's mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country."

Wonder if he picks winning lottery tickets?



MoveOn MovesIn at VCU

I had forgotten the fall semester at VCU had started. I suppose that's because my son won't be attending. He's getting ready to ship out to the Middle East with his National Guard Unit.

Meanwhile, back at his college the homeboys will be doing everything in their power to undermine the mission and put the lives of our Troops in further danger. No word on whether Sen. John Warner will put in an appearance.
Take A Stand Town Hall
Virginia Commonwealth University Commons, Second Floor Auditorium
907 Floyd Avenue
28 Aug, 7:00 PM
Our Take A Stand Town Hall and Stand Up Vigil is part of a nation-wide organizing drive to demand that members of Congress and the Senate take a stand with the vast majority of Americans who want a safe and responsible redeployment of American Forces from Iraq.

Our event will include great speakers like Iraq war veterans and their families. As well as guest speaker Robert Dreyfuss, a well known Journalist. We will be showing our Take A Stand video highlighting the local anti-war organizing efforts from this past summer. Our event will be followed by a Stand Up Vigil. We will be providing signs, please refrain from bringing any.

The event location is handicap accessible. Free parking is also available.
Address: 907 Floyd Avenue (Map)
Location: Richmond, VA 23298
Host: Cammie Croft
Status: Public, open for RSVP, 43 Guests (Max 600)



Warner Says He May Vote With Dems On A Timetable For Defeat

This just in at Drudge:

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon.
"I'm going to have to evaluate it," Warner said. "I don't say that as a threat, but I say that is an option we all have to consider."
Warner, a former Navy Secretary and one-time chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is seen as someone who could influence the debate among senators who have grown increasingly uneasy about the unpopular war.
Warner's suggestion last week about bringing back some troops put him at odds with Bush, who has insisted that conditions on the ground should dictate any such decisions. Warner long has opposed legislation pushing for timetables.
(AP) In this photograph provided by "Meet the Press," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., appears on "Meet the...Full Image The Virginia Republican said Sunday it would be best for the president, not Congress, to make a decision on withdrawals and that overriding a presidential veto would be difficult. But Warner made clear his view that people are losing patience with the administration's strategy in Iraq, a significant change is needed in September and troop withdrawals were the best way to accomplish that.
"That's precisely what I said to the president. I said, 'Here is an option. You can initiate a first withdrawal. You pick the number, Mr. President. And it would send a signal to the Iraqi government that matches your words,'" Warner said. "His words being, 'We're not going to be there forever.'"
"The president has got to put teeth in these comments that we're not there forever," he added.
The political wrangling comes as the White House and Congress are headed toward a showdown on the Iraq war. In mid-September, Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker plan to give their assessment of Bush's decision this year to send 30,000 additional troops to Iraq.
"We've got to show our resolve in the face of the Iraqi government inaction," Warner said. "I'm looking for in that message of the 15th what the president's going to do to get this (Iraqi) government jump-started to deliver on its commitment to our troops, 'You fight and die, get the security, I will deliver Iraq as a reconciled unity government.'"

I don't think that withdrawing the troops from Iraq (especially since we JUST started a surge, and JUST began to see success in dropping violence) is the way to show Al-Maliki and the Iraqi government that we will not be there forever to protect him.

The Iraqi government needs 2 things: an Iraqi police force to keep law and order, and an army to protect it from it's "neighbors" who (like Syria, whom he just visited) want to see it destroyed and become a terrorist state.

Our withdrawal should center on the rise of that police force along wtih the rise of a battle-hardened Iraqi army -- one that is loyal to the new government. Should we want to put pressure on the Iraqi government to stand up, we can withdraw our troops to a rear-base, but not leave country.

As for "a reconciliation government": good luck. I'm not sure at all how divergent the views of those sections or Iraq's population are, or how willing they will be to be flexible with their enemies in order to "get along." That may be something that comes about only after a civil war in Iraq, but I don't think a true and lasting peaceful compromise is something that can be forced on the parties involved -- either by the U.S. or by the new Iraqi government. It is up to the factions to decide when they have had enough violence, war, and death to make them willing to compromise.

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Ward "Wannabee" Churchill Coming To Richmond

Toooo funny! Be there or be sqare!

"From a Native Son: Conquest and Colonization in the Americas: An Evening with Ward Churchill"
Sept 7, 2007
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284
Free and open to the public



Sunday, August 26, 2007

Top Virginia Democratic Strategist Linked To Pedophile Web Site

25 August 2007

Live By “Macaca,” Die By “NAMBLA”
Top Virginia Democratic Strategist Linked To Pedophile Web Site

Richmond, Virginia. (August 25, 2007) – The Old Dominion Blog Alliance (“ODBA”), an organization of approximately 25 conservative Virginia bloggers founded on December 9, 2005, discovered on August 21 that someone registered the domain name of “” on August 16 via’s Domains by Proxy service in order to conceal their identity. The domain was then set to forward to the web site for the North American Man-Boy Love Association ("NAMBLA"), an organization that promotes illegal activity between adults and children, including pedophilia.

Following this disclosure, the parties behind it were subsequently discovered to be Joe Stanley of Yellow Dog Strategy, a Democratic consultant who manufactured last year’s “macaca” gaffe by U.S. Sen. George Allen into an ex post facto racial slur and produced the controversial anti-Harris Miller mailing, and Ben Tribbett who runs the Northern Virginian blog “Not Larry Sabato.”

Evidence in hand and a confession by Mr. Stanley show that he was the one who purchased the domain name and then set it to forward to the NAMBLA web site. Mr. Tribbett, who is close to Mr. Stanley, proceeded to peddle the story to another blog and then feigned outrage at this action apparently in order to further raise the story’s visibility while maintaining deniability over it. Mr. Stanley undertook this action just two days after members of the ODBA began a concerted effort against state Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-20th Dist.), a candidate for whom Mr. Stanley has done work and who is locked in a tight reelection battle with Republican Jeff Evans. Sen. Reynolds advertises on “Not Larry Sabato.”

“Child sexual abuse is not a joke and certainly not a political tactic to be used in order to silence your political enemies,” said Kathryn Wilton of the blog CatHouse Chat, a member of the ODBA, the wife of a Navy veteran and mother. “Pedophilia is a morally repugnant behavior and how Mr. Stanley or Mr. Tribbett could think this is humorous or fair game politically is beyond my comprehension.”

“Senator Reynolds needs to go on the record whether or not he agrees with these abhorrent tactics used on his behalf,” added Greg Letiecq of Black Velvet Bruce Li, one of the most widely read blogs in Virginia. “Joe Stanley did this to benefit him. Reynolds must either expressly condone or renounce these tactics used for his gain.”

Members of the ODBA are currently considering whether to bring any civil legal claims stemming from this defamatory act perpetrated upon them. Should a case be brought and damages awarded, any proceeds will be donated to organizations that fight child abuse.



Iraq IS Vietnam

Two sources provide input to that title. We are constantly reminded that Iraq is
A) Nothing like Vietnam
B) could become Vietnam
C) a quagmire like Vietnam
Well, if you look at the real battle being waged by the terrorists, Iraq IS Vietnam. Their target is the same. Their allies are the same. Our weaknesses are the same.

From Attack Machine:

For another perspective from the North Vietnamese side, there is Gen. Bui Tin, who received the unconditional surrender from the South.

Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi’s victory?

A: It was essential to our strategy. Support of the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. (Congress and the media, anyone?)

Q: How could the Americans have won the war?

A: Cut the Ho Chi Minh trail inside Laos. If Johnson had granted [Gen. William] Westmoreland’s requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war. ( ie, stay on the offense!)

Q: Anything else?

A: Train South Vietnam’s generals. The junior South Vietnamese officers were good, competent and courageous, but the commanding general officers were inept. (That's what we're doing now, in Iraq. It takes time to train good troops and even longer to train good officers.)

And from

Taken from The Wall Street Journal, Thursday August 3, 1995

Question: How did Hanoi intend to defeat the Americans?

Answer: By fighting a long war which would break their will to help South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh said, "We don't need to win military victories, we only need to hit them until they give up and get out." (Hey, Reid, Warner, you listening?)

Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits? (by celebrities, like Fonda) (or Pelosi)

A: Keenly. (Ya think that AQ might do this too?)

Q: Why?

A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.

Q: What was the purpose of the 1968 Tet Offensive?

A: To relieve the pressure Gen. Westmoreland was putting on us in late 1966 and 1967 and to weaken American resolve during a presidential election year. (Expect more attacks.) Thanh proposed the Tet Offensive. Thanh was the senior member of the Politburo in South Vietnam. He supervised the entire war effort. Thanh's struggle philosophy was that "America is wealthy but not resolute," and "squeeze tight to the American chest and attack." (See media and liberals)...Johnson had rejected Westmoreland's request for 200,000 more troops...(for cutting the Ho Chi Minh trail) (Warner's guilty conscience.)We realized that America had made its maximum military commitment to the war. Vietnam was not sufficiently important for the United States to call up its reserves. We had stretched American power to a breaking point. When more frustration set in, all the Americans could do would be to withdraw; they had no more troops to send over.

Does ANY of this sound familiar? It's like the bad guys might have studied history and LEARNED ITS LESSONS!

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New Poet Laureate of the USA!

Outstanding! Apparently this Marine did this about a year ago and its just now hitting Fox.

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Not political, but crazy

Had to post this off topic video link. Surfing in Alaska! On a calving glacier's wave. Brrrrrr.



Saturday, August 25, 2007

Joe Stanley, NAMBLA and Democrat Politics

Joe Stanley is a Democrat/ick political hack who has a penchant for usurping the identities of political opponents by buying up domain names. It may be legal but it is certainly unethical and smarmy to boot.

Sometimes he creates slick little websites impugning the integrity and character of good people and when called to task claims it is "parody".

Sometimes he re-directs the domain names to the campaign site of the candidate he his working for. For example, let's say you are looking for information about Fred Smith. You do a google and see a link to But the link takes you directly to who is Fred Smith's opponent. Isn't that special?

He decided to pick on the Old Dominion Blog Alliance, bought the domain name and re-directed it to NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association). It is unclear at this time, as far as I can determine, whether he has a connection within that organization that gave him permission to link to NAMBLA.

I thought I would use this blog post to link to a few items and stories about Joe Stanley. The man seems to personify an ethically challenged entity without a moral compass that mascarades these days as the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Current from Joe Stanley's website,
Client List:

Al Weed for Congress
Creigh Deeds for Attorney General
Eric Ferguson for Delegate 2005
James Webb for US Senate
Ferguson for Delegate 2007
Public Policy Virginia
Change America Now
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Ferguson's campaign that year was the closest any Democrat has come to defeating Dudley since he first won election in a close race over Wes Naff in 1993. With a campaign orchestrated by political consultants Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and Joe Stanley, Ferguson cast himself as an "Old Timey Democrat" in the mold of Harry Truman. He used radio ads broadcast on country music and conservative talk radio stations to attack Dudley both personally and politically.

Stanley strikes again

Web surfers looking for Mac McCadden's campaign Web site might end up confused if they're searching by domain name.

Enter, .net or .org and your Web browser will take you not to the site of the man challenging Onzlee Ware for the Democratic nomination in the 11th House District, but to Ware's site. Instead, McCadden's site is at

Blame it on Joe Stanley, a Franklin County political consultant who in 2005 acquired when his client, Rocky Mount lawyer Eric Ferguson, was running against Del. Allen Dudley in the 9th District.

Last year Stanley did some more speculating on domain names. He purchased a number of domains from for $1.99 each. His purchases included a variety of sites based on the names of various political candidates, including both allies and enemies.

Stanley bought, which he ended up designing for the incumbent delegate. He then directed the McCadden domains, which he purchased in January, to Ware's site.

Likewise,, along with the domains consisting of a number of other potential Republican candidates in the 9th District, now point to Ferguson's campaign site.

Despite all this, Stanley said he's been unable to acquire his own domain name. Unfortunately, he said, has been unavailable since he started inquiring about it in the late '90s.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Republicans and Democrats in Franklin County have chosen their candidates for sheriff.
Republicans have selected longtime sheriff's office Lt. Ewell Hunt, and Democrats have chosen Capt. W.Q. "Billy" Overton.
With the sheriff's race so closely contested, Joe Stanley, head of the Franklin County Democratic Committee, said the name Overton works in the favor of the younger Overton.
"With the name Overton, you know you're going to get a good person for sheriff," Stanley said. "This is about name recognition, and it's overwhelmingly in his favor."
Saturday, September 09, 2006
A volunteer for Sen. George Allen's re-election effort will avoid a campaign-related trespassing conviction so long as the volunteer stays out of legal trouble for the next 90 days, a Roanoke judge ruled Friday.

Judge Jacqueline Talevi said that although there was enough evidence to convict James Hunter Pickels of a misdemeanor trespassing charge, she would be willing to dismiss the case in three months.

Joe Stanley, a Democratic Party organizer, alleged that Pickels refused to leave an April 27 kickoff rally in Roanoke for James Webb, the Democratic candidate challenging Allen, a Republican, in November.

At the time Pickels was working as a "tracker" for the Allen campaign, following Webb around the state with a video camera.
Pickels testified that once he left the building, he did not return. Stanley, however, told the court that Pickels hovered on the doorjamb after being told to leave.

Nixon, who was representing Pickels pro bono, argued that his client did not think he was trespassing because he had responded to an invitation posted on a Web site run by Virginia Democrats. Pickels noted that he had responded to similar invitations for other events throughout the state and had attended them without incident.
Saturday, 23 December 2006
Goode's press conference, which took place in the Franklin County Courthouse, was secured by a number of county sheriff's deputies. Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. "Quint" Overton said Goode had requested the security because he wanted to ensure that only members of the media attended. The only person turned away was Joe Stanley, the chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee.

Overton said Goode had received threats. Goode declined to comment on that matter.
November 2, 2004
Also on Thursday night, in rural Franklin County theives were so brazen that they drove right into the large front yard of Joe Stanley, grabbed his sign, and then sped away, leaving large tire ruts in the yard.
Campaign workers acknowledge that the high theft rate may be attributed to college students stealing the signs because of the connotations of ‘Weed’.



Yet another reason to get rid of Warner

Obama has named the GOP Senators that he could "work" with.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama often says he will be a candidate that will bring both parties together and Saturday he named a few of the Republicans he would reach out to if elected. (Which parties would that be? Everything he says is left of Hillary....)

"There are some very capable Republicans who I have a great deal of respect for," Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. "The opportunities are there to create a more effective relationship between parties." (Didn't Bush already try this one?)

Among the Republicans he would seek help from are Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana, John Warner of Virginia and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Obama said. ( I can only believe he put Coburn in there for cover. Maybe its because Coburn has ticked off the status quo Senators by fighting earmarks.)

Part of Washington's problem is that President Bush has created a partisan atmosphere, he said. (Bush? Lets see....300 INVESTIGATIONS in the first 100 days, but its the GOP thats partisan....)

"The Bush-Cheney administration has perfected the perpetual campaign, what I call the 50-plus-one election strategy, where you just presume half the country is red and half the country is blue," Obama said. (Ummm, who's campaigning in the Bush-Cheney campaign? I think it was the Dems that did that perpetual campaign thingy, ie, Clinton. And 50+1 works for me. Kinda what the Dems want too. Its really sad when a man as ambitious as Obama tries to come of as an ingenue about politics. Especially since he's from the Illinois Democrat machine.)

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The Enemy Within, Pt. 2

Jules Crittenden, a blogger I recommend to all, yet again says what many of us feel. Go read the rest.

Is the West heading for Civil War……

We are engaged in a fight to the death with the Islamonazis who wish to impose Sharia, or their perverted version of it, upon all and sundry. This is a global problem stretching from the Middle-East to the Far East. They are gaining footholds, through poor immigration policies, in Europe and South America. The Australians seem to have had enough and are attempting to stem the flow, good for them. There again they always have been a law unto themselves. The West’s biggest problem however is…..the cancer of liberalism that is infecting our society.



Escalating combat

When the media start complaining about escalating combat and more casualties in the months to come, remember, this has all been planned out. The military expects more combat and casualties when the enemy counterattacks. AQ HAS TO COUNTERATTACK. They've just had their butts kicked and are being chased down. If they don't counterattack, they've lost.
I hope Warner doesn't feel too guilty about sending soldiers in for an offensive that's working. He's forgotten that it was Congress that lost Vietnam, ie, HIS guys.........
Any bold emphasis is mine. Notice who the REAL target is, in the last paragraph.

From Bill Roggio, at The Weekly Standard,

Iraq Report: Al Qaeda Counteroffensive

Al Qaeda in Iraq has ramped up its attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and U.S. security forces over the past 48 hours. The effort demonstrates that al Qaeda in Iraq still possesses the capacity to launch a counteroffensive to the ongoing U.S. and Iraqi operations and is seeking to influence the upcoming debate in the U.S. Al Qaeda in Iraq has launched its version of the Tet Offensive.

Over the past several days, al Qaeda in Iraq conducted five high-profile attacks against Iraqi and U.S. targets. Four out of five of the attacks occurred outside of Baghdad--two in Diyala province, two in Salahadin province. Three of the attacks were conducted with suicide bombers, the other two attacks were conducted as infantry-type assaults.

..."These guys were going after Iraqi security forces," but now are striking civilian targets, Lt. Col. Scott Harris, the commander of the 1st Battalion of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment told the Fayetteville Observer. "Al Qaeda is doing everything they can to show spectacular attacks and to show progress is not as good," Harris said. "Former insurgents are starting to participate in a reconciliation program, and attacks and roadside bombs have dropped by 50 percent," the paper reported. "The refinery has increased its production."

..."These guys were going after Iraqi security forces," but now are striking civilian targets, Lt. Col. Scott Harris, the commander of the 1st Battalion of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment told the Fayetteville Observer. "Al Qaeda is doing everything they can to show spectacular attacks and to show progress is not as good," Harris said. "Former insurgents are starting to participate in a reconciliation program, and attacks and roadside bombs have dropped by 50 percent," the paper reported. "The refinery has increased its production."

...A failure by al Qaeda to maintain a sustained offensive would speak volumes about the terror group's current abilities. Al Qaeda’s attempts to ramp up the violence in the short term and affect the debate in the U.S. may very well be unsuccessful, if recent statements from U.S. Democratic Congressmen are any indication.



Thursday, August 23, 2007

Republican Surrender Monkey Issues Ultimatum


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"You don't have to have an open mind."

Over at, an interesting video.....



It's Really Hard To Get Behind These Guys

Pay Day Loan operators must have some hefty bucks invested in lobbying for their industry judging by the ads they ran during the last General Assembly session in Virginia. Now they want registered voters to back them up. It's strictly bi-partisan of course.
Advance America Hosts Virginia Voter Registration Drive

Stores to offer voter registration material from August 20 to September 29

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advance America announced today the beginning of its Register in Advance campaign in Virginia. Register in Advance is a national non-partisan effort to register new voters. From August 20 to September 29, all Advance America stores in Virginia will provide official voter registration forms and instructional materials to interested residents of the Commonwealth.

As it has done in the past, Advance America is offering its Register in
Advance initiative because it values civic engagement, and seeks to promote participation in the democratic process. "Our company encourages our employees, customers, families and friends to exercise their fundamental rights of freedom by voting, and thus taking the first step to impacting positive developments in their communities," said Ken Compton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advance America.

Tuesday, October 9 is the last day to register to vote in this year's general election; Election Day is November 6. To be eligible to vote, you must be a Virginia resident and a U.S. citizen. For more information about voter eligibility, consult the State Board of Elections,

Virginia is one of a handful of states that holds elections for state and local offices in years not aligned with federal elections. In most localities, voters will have the opportunity to select candidates for the House of Delegates, State Senate, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Commonwealth's Attorney, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, School Board, Board of Supervisors and Soil and Water Conservation.

About Advance America
Founded in 1997, Advance America Cash Advance Centers,, is the nation's leading payday advance provider. Advance America offers short-term, unsecured credit for consumers who need temporary financial assistance. Advance America opened its Virginia operations in 2002 and has stores in 36 other states. The company is a founding member of the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA,, whose mission is to promote laws that provide substantive consumer protections and to encourage responsible industry practices.



Go see YankeeMom

YankeeMom has a great youtube video embedded titled "MOM." Go see it.
What? You're still here?
Go, shoo. We'll be here when you get back.

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Someone you should know: Staff Sgt. Brandon Zylstra

Its criminal that the national media do not spread these stories.

More from the North Shore Journal:

By Maj. Sean Ryan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

Staff Sgt. Brandon Zylstra, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry RegimentFORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – No Soldier leaves a forward operating base thinking they will become a hero that day. They are considering the route they will be on, doing ammunition checks, going over rules of engagement, and maybe thinking of family and friends before rolling “outside the wire” for duty in the hazardous streets of Baghdad.

April 10 started off the same as other days for the Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), “Red Devils,” out of Fort Bragg, N.C., but that quickly changed, and Staff Sgt. Brandon Zylstra and his platoon, part of the unit’s quick reaction force, found themselves responsible for hauling a supply trailer to their fellow Soldiers, who were in contact with the enemy in the Al Fadhl neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.

Zylstra, a native of Sully, Iowa, and his platoon found their route blocked by a jackknifed vehicle and immediately started taking enemy fire. With nowhere to go, he dismounted the vehicle and quickly positioned himself and his Soldiers to start moving forward. The events that followed would change Zylstra’s quiet professional demeanor into an Audie Murphy-type. His actions that day earned him the Silver Star.

Despite being completely exposed, Zylstra stood in the street and properly positioned his Soldiers, while exchanging fire with the enemy for over one minute, which seems like a lifetime in a hot combat zone. The platoon quickly took their first casualty and Zylstra ran to administer first aid, with two other Soldiers following his lead to provide security.

Enemy fire soon struck both of the Soldiers pulling security, and Zylstra provided medical care to all of them and tried to keep them in a safe location, but the present location was still under heavy attack. Zylstra, who has only known Fort Bragg as his home station and the 504th PIR as his unit, knew he had to assess which of the three casualties was the most serious and to get them to better cover.

After dragging the most serious casualty to safety, Zylstra disregarded the hail of bullets around him and ran back to the original site to retrieve the weapon of the original casualty. With enemy fire still erupting around him, he again sprinted back to his fellow injured Soldiers, this time firing both weapons at the enemy at the same time. As for all the bullets piercing the ground around him, Zylstra said, “The enemy fire didn’t really concern me, I was worried about the lives of my Soldiers.”

Spc. Dennis Howard, a native of Chicago and driver of one of the vehicles that day, explained why his squad leader would risk his life to retrieve the weapon of the first casualty that was left behind.

“Staff Sergeant Zylstra continually does the right thing and always tells us that your weapon is your best friend and never leave it behind,” Howard said.

Zylstra’s day was far from over and again he crossed the bullet-pocked street to check on a casualty, while directing fire from a crew served weapon to position his Soldiers for the fastest exit when possible. His command team believes this action not only saved the two lives of the wounded Soldiers, but that directing the gunners opened up an avenue of approach to get them out of the area as well.

“Zylstra’s life revolves around the Army and he never asks what the Army can do for him, but what more can he do for the Army,” said 1st Sgt. Christopher Bauman, a native of Muncie, Ind. “Zylstra is a quiet and humble guy, but he is adventurous and you would never see him run from a fight.”

Finally, after opening up an escape route, Zylstra couldn’t find a seat in one of the vehicles.

“I knew my vehicle had casualties in it so I jumped on the hood of my platoon sergeant’s Humvee, grabbed the sling load ring to hold on to and started firing my weapon so the enemy would keep their heads down,” he said.

“Staff Sergeant Z is everything I want to be as a Soldier,” said Spc. James Bossio, the driver of Zylstra’s vehicle and native of Modesto, Calif. “There was no way I thought he would survive after witnessing some of the things he was doing. Then, jumping on the hood all the while firing at the enemy while I was driving in reverse, it was pretty incredible to witness.”

“Loyalty to his Soldiers and his military bearing are what Zylstra is all about,” said platoon leader, 1st Lt. Daniel Capozza, from Cooperstown, N.Y. “He is not really into much fanfare, but leaving the area while firing a weapon with one hand is something out of the movies, and he did what he had to do to take care of his guys.”

For his disregard for his own personal safety and willingness to risk his own life to save his Soldiers, Zylstra was awarded the Silver Star, pinned on by Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Aug. 5, in a crowded theater in eastern Baghdad with Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., the Multi-National Division-Baghdad commanding general, standing next to him. Both generals spent time speaking with the Soldiers of the “Red Devil” battalion and other visitors, praising both Zylstra and the unit for their dedication and work ethic.

In 1942, the 504th Parachute Infantry became the first Parachute Infantry Regiment in the newly designated 82nd Airborne Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Omar Bradley. The nickname “The Devils in Baggy Pants,” was taken from an entry found in the diary of a German officer killed at Anzio during World War II after their eight-week stay on the beachhead.

Few units are more highly decorated or have a prouder heritage than Soldiers of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Zylstra has upheld that standard.



Iraqi deserves Medal of Freedom from our Congress

This man is a hero. If he has children, we should help his family. At the least, he should be recognized by Congress.
From the North Shore Journal:

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. Soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a Concerned Citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.

The incident occurred while Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, were talking with members of the al-Arafia Concerned Citizens, a volunteer community group, at a member’s house.

“I was about 12 feet away when the bomber came around the corner,” said Staff Sgt. Sean Kane, of Los Altos, Calif., acting platoon sergeant of Troop B, 3-1 Cav. “I was about to engage when he jumped in front of us and intercepted the bomber as he ran toward us. As he pushed him away, the bomb went off.”

The citizen’s actions saved the lives of four U.S. Soldiers and eight civilians.



Papers, please.

"Papers, please."

What reaction does that phrase get from you? If, like me, you grew up watching WWII movies where the Gestapo is searching for the hero, or read spy novels during the cold war, you probably have an instinctive negative reaction.

Why? We are asked this every time you have to show your driver's license or provide your SSN ( which was not originally supposed to be for ID purposes. My card still says that. The new ones do not.) Think of all the info out there on you. And since when does the government need an ID to persecute you. Think of the IRS......or for 2nd Amendment enthusiasts, the BATFE. Or just the local police/prosecutors if you've come to their attention......

My gut feeling is that national ID is a bad idea. My brain says otherwise. I cannot decide.
Here's an article by Roger Simon that may convince you one way or another.

We are spying on you.

No, I’m serious. Pajamas Media is spying on you, as is—assuming you have cookies enabled—nearly every other website you have visited in the last couple of years. At PJM we try to keep this snooping to a gentlemanly minimum but others, like Amazon, seem to know more about us than do our mothers. Then there are the credit card companies and the banks, the department stores and utilities and insurance companies, credit reports, stock brokers, internet providers, cable and satellite companies, the federal and state governments, social security, the IRS, Medicare and your mortuary. I could go on, but you get the point.

Privacy, to paraphrase the great Preston Sturges, is not only dead, it’s decomposed.

So what’s the big deal about a national ID card already?

...our whole country is being turned upside down by the immigration issue, a problem that cannot be resolved in any real way without knowing who is who. And we don’t. Not even close. That renders all solutions bogus, except for the one advocated by pure open border types who, it would seem, aren’t overly concerned with jihadists running around Chicago masquerading as undocumented workers from El Salvador as long as the world runs according to Milton Friedman. And it’s not just potential terrorists. We are experiencing something of a crime wave —a rise anyway— and some of that comes from illegal alien criminals who should have been in jail, ours or somebody else’s.

...A national ID card would be easier to control than the Patriot Act because it deals in public information. It is not and should not be covert.

And here’s another potential benefit of the card. Right now, we all have literally dozens of supposedly authoritative files on each of us (see the second paragraph for just a few). Many of these are inaccurate and contradictory. Ever seen your credit report? Ever tried to get it corrected? I’m not saying a national ID card would or should be fixing that, but it could consolidate a lot of basic information that would then all be in one place with a simplified process for righting mistakes. Identity theft, currently a huge problem, would also become much more difficult."

He's got a convincing argument. Perhaps we should try it on a state, first. You go first.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Michelle Obama Tells Hillary "Run Your Own House"

There is a zinger of a quote over at Kevin McCullough’s blog by Michelle Obama to Hillary:

3:20pm:Michelle Obama says (directed at Hillary): "One of the most important things that we need to know about the next President of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House. So, so we've adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first..." Is "running your house" something you measure your candidates for President by? Should it be? 800.345.WMCA.

Wow! I know that a lot of the pundits were saying that Obama didn’t want to seem like the bad guy for attacking Hillary (male attacking female thing) and that he as well as John Edwards were leaving that to others, but not in my wildest dreams did I think the gloves would come off like this.

But, it does support a belief that I had when Obama was first touted as a candidate for president over/along with Hillary: The Obamas are not going to be brought to the presidency as vice-president without restraining Michelle Obama. I have lived and worked with black women all my life, and the very first time I heard Michelle talk, I knew she does not play second base or “yes-ma’ am” to anyone – and that is going to be A REQUIREMENT to get along with Hillary. Hillary has long been know for her sharp tongue and violent temper – especially when things don’t go her way. A black female is not going to take that from any other female, but especially so from a WHITE female.


It won’t take long for Michelle to get tired of Hillary, and president or not, Michelle will at some point, figuratively or maybe literally, hand Hillary her head. The claws will come out, and it will not be pretty. Hillary feels that she is owed and ordained to be president, and she is sure not going to let some upstart pup from “Indie” push her off track. Neither is going to put up with crap from his “Kenya” doll in the white house. She is queen of the roost, and anyone who doesn’t like it can lay face-up in Fort Marcy Park.

If by some chance the Republicans did loose this race for ’08 (God forbid) and an Hillary/Obama ticket gets inaugurated, we WILL have a front row seat to the greatest shows on earth. Look and learn, WWE.

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God's gonna cut you down.....

A great video put to the music of the Man in Black.



The more things change, the more they stay the same

Well, I'm back from vacation. Mrs. Cargosquid and the Squidette are home safe and the wife is feeling much better. Long story short, we travelled the southeast and much fun was had.

But that's not the reason for my post. I found this quote. Tell me if it sounds familiar.

"Respect for religion must be reestablished. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of public officials must be curtailed. Assistance to foreign lands must be stopped or we shall bankrupt ourselves. The people should be forced to work and not depend on government for subsistence.” - Cicero, 60 B.C.

Must'a been a conservative......



Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mexicans Without Borders Again

They should be named "Mexicans Without Commonsense" as they have done more to harm the public image of illegals in this country than any group I can think of.

Thanks to the marches and rallies they sponsored, Americans woke up and many of us were astounded at not only the vast numbers of illegal aliens residing in the United States, but at the horrendous impact they have had on our prisons, crime rates, hospitals and social services.

Today, Mexicans Without Borders will meet at a Catholic Church in Richmond to rally support as they try to continue to usurp the laws and ordinances of Prince William County Virginia and those of the United States of America.

If you want to get up to speed on what is really happening in northern Virginia concerning these issues, I would suggest starting with Black Velvet Bruce Li for an insider's take. He has tons of links to news reports as well.
Immigration advocates to fight resolution

Friday, Aug 17, 2007 - 12:08 AM Updated: 01:24 AM


On a crusade to annul a Prince William County resolution that cracks down on illegal immigration, an immigrant advocacy group is planning rallies and boycotts.

Thirty to 50 Prince William residents will head Sunday to the 1 p.m. Spanish-language Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Beulah Road in Chesterfield County. There, some members of the group Mexicans Without Borders hope to garner Richmond-area support for an upcoming rally in Woodbridge and economic and labor boycotts.

Last month, the Prince William Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution giving police the authority to inquire into the immigration status of anyone they detained. The resolution also asked staff to determine what public services can be denied to illegal immigrants.

"The main objectives of this campaign are to educate people about what's going on and to have the resolution annulled," said Mexicans Without Borders coordinator Ricardo Juarez, who lives in Woodbridge.

Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart said yesterday that the board would not rescind the resolution.

Mexicans Without Borders is planning a weeklong economic boycott Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, when people will be encouraged not to make any purchases in Prince William.

A rally is scheduled for Sept. 2 at the McCourt administration building in Woodbridge, and a countywide, one-day labor boycott is set for Oct. 9.

Prince William Supervisor John T. Stirrup Jr., who proposed the resolution, said the board has supporters, too.

"I've heard from a lot of folks who are outraged by this and plan on spending even more during the boycott," he said.
Info about Mexicans w/o borders previously posted on UCV here.



Saturday, August 18, 2007

Google Roscoe Reynolds

I thought I'd check up on a couple of Virginia campaigns this evening. I googled the name Roscoe Reynolds. He's a 22 year incumbent Democrat/ick in State Senate District 20.

Thanks to Virginia's awesome bloggers, Sen. Reynolds has become a YouTube phenom. The videos show a man with a short fuse and some serious ATTITUDE. You can watch them here, here and here. For the blog posts about them, just google Roscoe Reynolds. There are plenty to choose from.

Reynolds' opponent is Jeff Evans, a Republican and is definitely worth checking out.

I personally am extremely wary of career politicians and feel no one should be elected for life, but the voters of District 20 will be the ones to make that choice in November. May they choose wisely.



Have You Forgotten? ConcreteBob Hasn't

Concretebob has a couple of great posts over at his DC Protest Warrior Blog.

In one post, a Hollywood Patriot (yes, they do exist!) steps forward and the second post is just plain inspiring.
We salute those who took the responsibility for our safety at the risk to their own.

We acknowledge the sacrifices of those who stand the fence and say
"Go to sleep. Nothing will happen tonight, not on my watch"

These warriors deserve nothing but our total and undivided commitment to their welfare, because they're a little busy right now, and probably don't have the time to do it themsleves.

We should be so consumed with this agenda that we don't have time for anything else, especially egos and personalities.

It's about the country and the troops. Because we won't have one without the other.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

afp photo by Wissam al-Okaili
AFP caption: An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.

I love the NEW MEDIA! Click the photo and you'll see why.

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Oh Good Grief...

I know Republicans think it is difficult to be elected and then hold on to their seats in northern Virginia but do they have to start crunching granola and hugging trees?
Tree clearing to begin
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"I can understand the interest in historical accuracy, but I'm not sure they need to go as far as they are," Prince William Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-13th, said Tuesday.

On Monday, Marshall sent letters to Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th District; Rep. Tom Davis R-11th District; Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; and Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., asking them to intervene.

"I'm hoping something can be done to stop this," Marshall said.

But it may be too late to stop the clearing now, park officials said.

The clearing has been in the park's general management plan for more than 20 years, Sutton said. And the park has completed the environmental studies necessary to proceed, he said.

"There's no reason to stop it now," Sutton said.

The park conducted an environmental assessment project last year and found that the clearing will not significantly impact the environment.

Marshall said he is concerned about the effect the clearing could have on pollution in the area. He said he's also concerned that removing the trees could cause flooding in times of heavy rainfall.

But even if it is too late to save the battlefield's trees, Marshall said he hopes Congress can make changes that will prevent something like this from happening again.

He asked the congressmen to consider new regulations that would require the Park Service to have "independent environmental studies" done before clearing trees on park land and to consult with surrounding counties that might be affected.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Look At Me...Hey Over Here

Long post from Vets for Freedom on DCProtestWarrior.


Wikipedia and Grains of Salt

HatTip: Drudge

Early on in my Blogging career, I was warned about using Wikipedia an online version of an encyclopedia that is updated and content added by the users – some with dubious “expertise” in the areas they may comment. I was told to take what you find here and base it against two other sources for authenticity. Seems like that advice is sound:

...[S]omebody from a computer traced to Democrat HQ edited a page on conservative American radio host Rush Limbaugh, calling him "idiotic", "ridiculous" and labelling his 20 million listeners as "legally retarded".

But the biggest culprit that the Scanner [of changes to the Wikipedia content] claims to have discovered is Diebold, a supplier of voting machines, which it says has made huge alterations to entries about its involvement in the controversial "hanging chad" election in the US in 2000. The company was criticised in the wake of the disputed results, but edits made by its employees
on Wikipedia have included the removal of 15 paragraphs detailing the

"In August 2003 Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold, announced
that he had been a top fundraiser for George W Bush ..." the deleted text read.
"When assailed by critics for the conflict of interest ... he vowed to lower his
political profile." The change, made two years ago, was quickly reversed and
the culprit warned off for "vandalism". A Diebold official was not available for

There was are allegations that, last year during
former United States Senator George Allen’s (R.,VA) re-election campaign, the
definition of “Macaca” on Wikipedia was edited to reflect it as being a racial
slur against Native Americans. Senator Allen denied he used the word as a slur,
said he was offering it in his context in the same usage as the word "garbage"
or "junk," and that he had no notion of its use as a slur. The "macaca" flap may
not have single-handedly doomed his campaign, but it certainly didn't help.

It isn’t outside the realm of possibility for malicious editing at Wikipedia, since those who add/change information at Wikipedia are not necessarily required to have expertise in the area they are commenting on, and it is open to all.

Bottom line: treat anything on the site with a critical eye.



Saturday, August 11, 2007

Message from EaglesUp

Gathering of Eagles

It's freedom we're about, ensuring the security of America, not debating the right or wrong of Iraq but looking at the longer term threat America faces of which Iraq is a part. It's about messages being sent to a barbaric, ruthless, bunch of butchers that are encouraged when they see elements in America that suggest "surrender", demeaning our troops, and allowing the Islamic killers to use foolishness of a few private citizens and politicians, as ammunition for propaganda purposes.

We cannot allow a repeat of the 60s when America abandoned our troops in Southeast Asia....folks it is not easy to make a trip to Washington, DC that is sure that this is not about some individual getting his/her ego stroked or some organization bolstering it's agenda...what it's about is the survival of our nation, our way of life is being moved perilously close to a repeat of the 60s...this time, as we have already experienced, the enemy is attacking us on continental United States soil. If we do not hold the line and move with offensive action to rally in support of America, our troops, and recognize the sacrifice of our fallen and missing, the blood bath will continue in America with a force that will dwarf 9-11-2001. We can make a move now without bloodshed at home if we act...think about it?

Many organizations such as Eagles Landing, Move America Forward, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Gathering of Eagles, Rolling Thunder, and others are engaged in preparation and urging American patriots to sacrifice, if necessary, to be present for duty, 'boots on the ground" in Washington, DC on September 15, 2007. The goal is to fill the streets and totally overwhelm those that would tear America down, abandon our troops again, and dishonor our fallen and missing and their families..

America needs each one of us desperately to stand-up for her...our troops, the very sons and daughters, sacrificing blood, body parts, and lives deserve nothing less...use our web site and tell us you'll be in on the forum and sign up or hit the "contact button" at the top of the page and tell America you're on the way......

God willing our presence in DC will shake the political establishment and our national media into some sense of reality where America stands.


Friday, August 10, 2007


ap photo

A very nice picture of French President Sarkozy (left) in bathing attire. He is pointing and yelling at the American press which makes it rather sexy in a Rummyesque kind of way.

I must admit to a change of attitude while gazing at the President's picture. For years I have equated French men with this:

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They're Not Spending Your Money Wisely

Here is a dead-on quote from Debbie Schlussel:

I never understand why Republicans who claim to be conservatives believe that we should waste our tax money to entice people who should engage in good behavior anyway to engage in that behavior.
It's quite obvious that, like Pavlov's Dog, those people will rely on the payments, and when the payments stop, the unlawful, bad behavior will eventually resume.
The Bush Administration announced that it will offer "increased rewards" for Afghan farmers who cut poppy production.
That means we will have to pay these Afghans forever. The minute we stop, there will be a bumper crop of poppies on each of their farms.

One day we will learn – I hope. Hey, no matter how much it takes from your check –3 cents, 2 cents, one cent, or one-half cent, it’s still your money that YOU earned that could have been better spent by you. If that doesn’t bother you, find 1,000 people who feel the same way, and have them each send $1.00 to me every month. If you’re just going to give it away why not give it to me, RIGHT?.



New Director Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

I thought this news release was interesting because it gives a brief background on the organization of the Federal Reserve Bank system.
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Reserve Board of Governors made the following appointment to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Board of Directors, effective immediately:

Margaret E. McDermid -- senior vice president and chief information officer, Dominion Resources, Inc. -- was appointed as a Class C director of the Richmond board to fill an unexpired term ending December 31, 2007.

Each Federal Reserve Bank has a nine-member board of directors. Three Class A and three Class B directors are elected to three-year terms by the stockholding member banks, and three Class C directors are appointed to three- year terms by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Class A directors represent the stockholding member banks in each Federal Reserve District. Class B and Class C directors represent the public and are chosen with due consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor and consumers.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is one of 12 District Reserve Banks that together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia.

Some paragraphs were split for easier reading. ~f.m.