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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Lynching the Eeevil Jooos: David Duke and Cindy Sheehan Tie the Knot

Bedfellows.  Now there’s an ugly picture. *Aiiieeee! My eyes, My eyes!*

Infamous "Attila-the-Hun right wing" bigot David Duke and darling of the leftist bigots Cindy Sheehan.

"Courageously she has gone to Texas near the ranch of President Bush and braved the elements and a hostile Jewish supremacist media."–David Duke _1_ (The link’s to a secondary source quoting Duke, cos I’ll NOT give linkage to that racist bigot.)


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Is that David Duke or Cindy Sheehan under that Klan attire? ******************************************** Addendum: I don't often bring comments out into the front page, but the following comment is such a perfect example of barking moonbattery that I feel it's useful this time. Since the author of the comment was moved to state his "opinion" (yes, those are 'scare quotes'—heh) so strongly, I feel he deserves to have his comment (and my reply honoring his crayon sketch transcribed from his tinfoil hat) made more public: ********************************************
that's rove under the robe...i realize that as a guest i must be polite, but dude..you have been truly hoodwinked. in bush you trusted, now we're busted. these folks do NOT care about people at all..only egos and money g babcock | 08.31.05 - 8:35 am | #
******************************************** And, of course, my off-the-cuff reply to his barking: ********************************************
baaaa-bcock: D'uh-ude, your meds need moderation. Seek professional help, quickly. With such as you, it's alllll about Rove. Saddam harbors al-Zarqawi, the first WTC bombers and Klinghoffer's murderer? Rove made him do it. bin Laden hates America and needs dialysis? It's Rove behind both, d'uh-ude. Golabl Warming? Rove. Global cooling? Rove again. Your dog is constipated? Rove, of course. Cindy spouts the same virulent anti-semitism as one of America's most despised racist bigots? Rove did it! "A jug of Kool-Aid, a loaf of Kos and thou, moonbat, barking in the wilderness" CinCin donned the Klan robes long ago with her Zionist plot ravings. David Duke has merely affirmed her membership in the "hate the eeeevil jooos" club. As for who's under the Klan robes pictured... well, the high heels are a tipoff: CinCin's too ugly to pretend to wear such and Duke always struck me as a secret tranny. Maybe you can go compare wardrobes ("Oooo, I like what you've done with the look, guys!"–g.b.) with David and Cindy while helping them make more nooses for the eeeeevil joooos. David | Homepage | 08.31.05 - 10:39 am | #
******************************************** Of course, my reply was also a meta-comment attempting to make it clear to the loon that "politeness" in "guests" isn't necessary, but something approaching some minimally vague connection with real reality (not "reality-based" fantasy) is required. I have little doubt I failed in that objective since I can only make the comment; I cannot give the loon the wits to comprehend it. As an aside, the older I get the less able I am to under stand why people would "suffer a fool"—gladly or not. (heh) Maybe it's just that I have fewer years left to waste now than in the past, though.
PPS: Cao also makes this point in a *ahem!* slighty more direct manner in a September 4 post. Good stuff, Cao.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"As a man sows... "

Thinking on the widely reported New Orleans looting in the aftermath of Katrina, Jerry Pournelle recalls this:

"When I was a lad there was a tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi, and one of the first headlines I can remember (I must have been about 4 at the time) was about National Guard and Army bayoneting and shooting looters. I didn't understand it, and my father had to explain the headline to me: what looters were, and why it was the job of the Army to stop people like that.

But that was in the 30's and it would not be politically correct now."


That was then.  This is now. A witness (well, bystander) to looting:

"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society... "_1_

Meanwhile, police just stand by.

"...and opportunity to get back at society..."

Spread a Marxist class warfare, zero-sum model of society, inherit a "society" of Vandals.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

R'Cat seems to think along these same lines: "What the hell are you thinking?? Oh, that's right - uncivilized barbarians don't think, they pillage."

Open Borders Kill

A real SOB story...     

Maybe the mythical "bleeding heart liberal" can get behind a serious national security issue if it's presented as a real SOB (heh, Save Our Borders) story...  Nah.  The only thing that liberals bleed well is all the hope and life and joy from those they suck dry to feed a nanny state that kills hopes and dreams and lives of the needy while pretending to help them...

But I digress.

“Open Borders”—the words have a ring of liberty, equality, fraternity… but please remember where the last great movement with that catchphrase ended up. As with all great utopian concepts, Open Borders is an idea with many unconsidered (and probably unintended—at least one would hope so)  consequences.

Consider: Public Health.  This article (a pdf) in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons references a few of the dangers.

“…many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease."[JAPS, Spring 2005, p. 6]

No thanks.  Close the borders to these sick outlaws, please, Mr. Bush.

If one critical fault, Public Health, isn’t enough, how about more direct threats? This report by Steven A. Camarota, The Open Door: How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001, lays out the threat of attack loose immigration enforcement encourages. At the time it was written,

“Including the 9/11 hijackers, 48 foreign-born militant Islamic terrorists have been charged, been convicted, pled guilty, or admitted to involvement in terrorism within the United States since 1993…. Not only were 12 of the 48 terrorists illegal aliens when they committed their crimes, at least five others had lived in the country illegally at some point prior to taking part in terrorism… ”

You notice I have not even attempted to outline the problems of illegals burdening our social welfare systems or contributing (and they do) to tight job markets and pressuring wages lower. Those are all old news to anyone who’s been paying attention.

How about pressure on law enforcement and public safety (apart from health and outright terrorism)? Read Heather MacDonald’s “The Illegal Alien Crime Wave”. MS-13, a violent Salvadoran gang made up ,of illegal aliens that preys on other illegal aliens is bit one of many criminal gangs primarily or wholly made up of “outlaw immigrants”.

Scratching the surface, folks.

What to do…

Talk about the problem.  Find out who works in the political “machine” in your locale—precinct, city, county, state—and let ‘em know your concerns.  Take some friends with you, if necessary.  

Organize a petition in your area calling for your local, state and federal pols to get off their fat ass… ets and plug the leaks.

Write your congresscritters.  Call ‘em.  Email em. Fax ‘em. Let ‘em know that unless they get serious about closing our borders to illegal aliens you’ll work for their defeat in the next election.  Tell ‘em to stand up and do their duty or get their doody outa the way.

Join the Save Our Borders BlogBurst. Just “send an email to kit dot jarrell at gmail dot com and put “BlogBurst” in the subject line.” (Stole that line from Cao, ya know.)

Blogs on board (that I know of so far):

Euphoric Reality TMH's Bacon Bits Part-Time Pundit Social Sense Cao's Blog Ogre's Politics and Views In The Bullpen Ravings of a Mad Tech third world county NIF Kender's Musings Gribbit's Word

help fulfill a chicken's destiny: eat more eggs

A Simple Frittata

As anyone who’s visited one-a my recipe posts via the Carnival of Recipes knows by now, I like simple (as in easy-to-make), tasty, nutritious foods. Here’s a great staple.

  • Four eggs

  • Four green onions, chopped well (yeh, the tops, whaddaya gonna do throw, all that flavor and nutrition out the door?) No green onions? Leeks or shallots are nice. A little punch? Mince (or use a press) a glove of garlic, as well.

  • Bread crumbs, leftover fried potatoes, cooked rice: pick one. About a cup or so of potatoes, ¼ that amount if using bread crumbs or rice.  (More potatoes, please!!!)

  • Virgin olive oil (maybe as much as ¼ cup)

  • 1 cup Parmigiano, Mozarella or your fav cheese.

  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

  • Balsamic vinegar or pepper/tomato sauce (just use your fav tomato-based pasta sauce and add some steamed-in-the-microwave chopped peppers to taste)

Whisk the eggs. Add the scallions or alternates, bread crumbs or rice, and cheese. If using leftover fried potatoes, add them to the pan first and pour the egg mixture over them.

Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high heat Pour in the olive oil and wipe the pan’s surface and sides with a multi-folded paper towel. BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT LET THE PAPER TOWELL  BECOME OIL-SOAKED ENOUGH TO ALLOW YOU TO BURN YOURSELF!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! (Add potatoes now, if you’re using them) Pour in the egg mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until the frittata is set. Remove the pan from the burner and let the frittata set for a bit.. Cut it into 2-4 ,pieces, depending on how piggish you’re feeling, and drizzle the pieces with balsamic vinegar or your tomato-pepper sauce (Oh, ya might wanna heat the sauce in a separate pan if you’re going that way.). Salt and pepper and eat those puppies!

Other additions/variations:

Have leftover veggies? Add ‘em.
Any kind of sausage, bacon, etc.?  Just make sure it’s appropriately cooked first.
Fav herbs? Try ‘em out!

The variations on this basic frittata are virtually endless.  

There are only three kinds of people...

Those who can count, and those who can’t.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Free your 180, John Kerry!

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Hey! Ya think the reason Jean Fraud sKerry won’t really release his full military records (as he has promised more than once to do) is because it’ll come out that he hired a “body double” to do his tour in Vietnam?

Yeh, it’s a stretch.  The guy’d have to be as big an ass as sKerry himself to have pulled it off, given the testimony of fellow Swift Boaters.  Finding two such puff-headed asses beggars the imagination…

Hey! Jean fraud! Free your records, bubba!

(Scairdy cat won’t do it, ya know.) Still, as much as he has dealt in lies, damned lies and outright treachery during his public life (don;t even wanna think about his private life), it'd seem only fitting if this lil lie about him sending a hired hand to do his tour actually got legs, walked off this blog and developed a life of its own. Won't happen though, cos only two classes of people read this blog: the honest inquirers and the loony left moonbats, and each has their reasons (though one can respect only the first class) for not spreading such a canard. Unless of course, plausible evidence could be found... *LOL* Check out Cao's Blog for a more responsible pillorying of Jean Fraud sKerry and for instructions on joining the blogburst.

As Cao says, "The more people we have, the merrier!"

Revisting Wodehouse

Meet Psmith.

As any regular reader of this lil blog probably knows, I’m a Gutenberg.org addict.  Well, since I’m addicted to the written word and Gutenberg.org (see my sidebar for the link) has thousands of public domain etexts available, that’s a natural outcome.

Another fav of mine is P.G. Wodehouse.  I just now, thanks to reading another of Burt Prelutsky’s articles, thought to check for any P.D. copies of Wodehouse works Gutenberg.org might have available, since Wodehouse’s writing career began in 1902 and there would be a goodly number in P.D. by now.  Early Wodehouse has been difficult to find in the libraries and bookstores I’ve had available since I discovered the joy of reading his prose some years ago.  The later works have been better-represented, so I’ve missed a lot of his earlier novels. Of the 94 “greatest novels of the 20th Century”_1_ (Wodehouse’s oeuvre, naturally), in fact, I’ve read less than half!

Remedying that in part, now, by reading the etext of Mike and Psmith, written in 1909.  A sample from early in the book shows Wodehouse’s gentle wit:

“I am with you, Comrade Jackson.  You won’t mind my calling you Comrade, will you?  I’ve just become a socialist.  It’s a great scheme.  You ought to be one.  You work for the equal distribution of property, and start by collaring all you can and sitting on it…”


heh

Sounds like rich liberalists (who now call themselves “progressives”—stealing the term from earlier communists and socialists… ) who send their kids to private schools and militate against school vouchers for poor folk.

“…start by collaring all you can and sitting on it…” Addendum: apropos of blogging? Psmith comments on having an audience:
"... Soliloquy is a knack. Hamlet had got it, but probably only after years of patient practice. Personally, I need someone to listen when I talk. I like to feel that I am doing good. You stay where you are—don’t interrupt too much.”
heh

Acres of Diamonds

(Some folks will actually “get” the title of this post… )

OK, here’s one of the joys of the internet.  Like browsing in a really good library or bookstore, one can often find unexpected treasures.

And that’s what happened when I was looking for something else today and ran across Bert Prelutsky.  I dropped one sample off in a driveby posting earlier.  Here’s another:

Only the hopelessly naïve, the same fools who believed Hitler was going to be satisfied with merely gobbling up the Sudetenland, actually believe that the Islamic fascists would all become saints and shepherds if only the U.S. got out of Iraq or out of the Middle East altogether.
If that were all it took, life would be a bowl of cherries. Heck, I’d even be happy to move all the Jews out of Israel and into one of our northern states. If they could turn the desert into a garden, think what they could do with North Dakota. At the very least, Bismarck would have first-rate hospitals, a terrific university, a hell of a state National Guard, more entrepreneurs than the Silicon Valley, and a world class symphony orchestra.

In the meantime, under Palestinian stewardship, the land formerly known as Israel would revert to sand and rubble. And the Muslims could get back to doing what they do best; namely, slaughtering one another…


That’s from “A Modest Proposal” (h/t/ to Swift, I’m sure—heh). Go. Read.

Driveby observation...

When you see the sleazy levels to which the liberals will stoop, the big mystery to me is how the Democrats manage to do better in general elections than the Libertarians or the Vegetarians, for that matter.”–Bert Prelutsky, “Are Liberals Really Lemmings?

BTW, the lemmings hypothesis could explain liberalists’ obsession with aborting their young.  Population pressures, some sort of mystic evolutionary imperative to eliminate the unfit “liberalist” genes… What wonders the Roe Effect may unfold…

$3.00 per gallon gas around the corner?

Unmitigated bad news for consumers…

Katrina.

Think about it: major oil refinery area in its path.  A million barrels a day refining capacity, shut down.

Massive oil and gas offshore deposits in danger.

h.t., the War in Context

Blogging about blogging—go ahead and skip this post. heh

Hmmm… some email I got spurred me to check my stats wayyyyy early.  Hmmm… Total traffic was down over the last 30 days, although linkage is up significantly, even given TTLB’s inexplicable dropping of nearly 100, adding back in of 60 or so, etc. Site Meter still reports the same number of “average” visits I had the day I installed its code on my template: no change whatever. Something’s broken there. Statcounter shows a HUGE swing in visits—some near near all-time high days (though nothing "near" the weekend after Hugh Hewitt flogged Blogfathers Day™—heh), some strangely quiet ones—averaging out a lil less.

Oh, well. Ya don’t like what I post, go away.

:-)

Check the head (pun intended)

Just a reminder of the quote that heads this blog:

"It'd be a shame if the Democratic Party redefined itself as a party with integrity, honesty, genuine concern for the safety and wellbeing of citizens and committment to principles that are embued in the American State Papers, cos then there'd be no place for Jean Fraud sKerry, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy and their ilk... "


Of course, on the other hand, it’s also be nice if the Republican Party

  1. stopped looking to the Democrats for leadership

  2. got a collective brain transplant (50 years as “the stupid party” is long enough, folks)

  3. grew some balls

I definitely believe a two-party system in a democratic republic is the way to go, but as I’ve often said, Oh! How I wish we had two other parties!

Still as true in the 21st Century as it was in the 19th Century (quaint vocabulary and all):

"American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward to perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It tends to risk nothing serious for the sake of truth."

- R. L. Dabney

“A War to Be Proud Of”?

Well, almost…

While, as usual, I find much to disagree with in Christopher Hitchens’ latest screed, he does manage to touch on some points apart from the d’irty underwear of the d’underground-minded.  For example (and yeh, this is a long excerpt, but it’s a much longer piece):

The subsequent [as response to 9/11] liberation of Pakistan's theocratic colony in Afghanistan, and the so-far decisive eviction and defeat of its bin Ladenist guests, was only a reprisal. It took care of the last attack. But what about the next one? For anyone with eyes to see, there was only one other state that combined the latent and the blatant definitions of both "rogue" and "failed." This state--Saddam's ruined and tortured and collapsing Iraq--had also met all the conditions under which a country may be deemed to have sacrificed its own legal sovereignty. To recapitulate: It had invaded its neighbors, committed genocide on its own soil, harbored and nurtured international thugs and killers, and flouted every provision of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The United Nations, in this crisis, faced with regular insult to its own resolutions and its own character, had managed to set up a system of sanctions-based mutual corruption. In May 2003, had things gone on as they had been going, Saddam Hussein would have been due to fill Iraq's slot as chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. Meanwhile, every species of gangster from the hero of the Achille Lauro hijacking to Abu Musab al Zarqawi was finding hospitality under Saddam's crumbling roof.

One might have thought, therefore, that Bush and Blair's decision to put an end at last to this intolerable state of affairs would be hailed, not just as a belated vindication of long-ignored U.N. resolutions but as some corrective to the decade of shame and inaction that had just passed in Bosnia and Rwanda. But such is not the case. An apparent consensus exists, among millions of people in Europe and America, that the whole operation for the demilitarization of Iraq, and the salvage of its traumatized society, was at best a false pretense and at worst an unprovoked aggression. How can this possibly be?


Hithcens answers his own question plausibly, but without reaching root causes. He correctly points out the childishness of liberalist responses, but misses out on pegging the venality. Yes, the childishness of the dhimi-crats and their ilk is a portion of the reason.  And yes, the Stupid Party, in its White House and congresscritter representation, has “made a hash” of explaining the case for the Iraq war—both in the leadup and since.  But that’s not enough to explain the mind-numbingly stupid arguments against the Iraq adventure made by leftists. No, the best explanation for such mind-numbingly stupid arguments as the “boring [and disingenuous] mantra” of Bush lied…”is two-fold: those who are wittingly promulgating such lies, disinformation and idiotic catch-phrases are evil.  Yeh, I mean it. They are wittingly manipulating (the essence of evil: manipulation or coercion via lies, slander) the sheep they herd (D’underground as examples of such sheep) into chanting their lies… and depending on the stupidity of their sheep for success, such as it may be.

It is this I find so offensive in so-called “progressives.” The assumption by leftist elites that the masses are simply too stupid to tell when they’re being lied to and encouraged to spread lies is beyond vile.  Mass Media Podpeople who wittingly (or stupidly) trumpet leftist lies and convince the sheep who think MMPs are “reporting news” are beneath contempt.  Politicians who… ah, but I run the danger of engaging in Mark Twain redux.
(NOTE: D'underground and its fellow travellers do demonstrate that liberalist elites, Mass media Podpeople and pols do have a point: there are an aweful lot of "useful idiots" out there for them to manipulate.)
My position on the war in Iraq? Well, you could search my archives, but here’s the digest version: I’d have preferred other options.  Sure, given Saddam’s belligerence and flouting of both treaty constraints (Note: the first Gulf War was never ended: cease fire only) and U.N. resolutions, well beside his other behaviors, alone would have legally justified bombing him and his regime back into the stone age where they belonged.  But even given adequate just causes, I’d have preferred other options.

The aftermath of the fall of Baghdad was handled exceptionally poorly.  Paul Bremmer was an idiot. Immediately enlisting non-republican guard military and the aid of willing tribal leaders instead of shutting them out in the cold would have gone a long way toward solidifying the situation quickly.  And there were any number of folks telling him so at the time. I’d have preferred setting the Kurds, the Shi-ites and the Sunnis up in their own lil nation-states (fully arming the Kurds as a poke in the eye to turkey) and telling ‘em, “We’ll stick around for a while to make sure the playground fights between you three don’t get outa hand.  Handle your own internal security, though.”

Still, once in, we’re  much worse withdrawing now and encouraging the Islamofascist barbarian bastards. And, it is good that nearly 100,000 Islamofascist barbarian bastards have been “put to the sword” in this adventure.  Kill them there rather than let them kill us there, indeed.

I’m distressed that the Bush administration hasn’t sent a platoon of marines to knock over the Saudi regime that encourages and funds Islamofascist barbarian bastards.

I’m not pleased that the Bush administration hasn’t plainly labeled the Palestinians as Islamofascist barbarian bastards and offered to (forcefully) “relocate” them to Saudi Arabia for their Muslim brothers to tend to, in typical Muslim charity.

And I’m not pleased that the Bush administration has not closed our borders, has encouraged outlaws to steal into this country, and has allowed Minetas Morons to hold sway over air travel.

That said, has the Iraq adventure actually enhanced our nation’s security (the PRIMARY constitutional job of the federal government)? Well, in a word, yes.

I’d have done it differently.  I have emailed and phoned congresscritters my views.  The decisions were made “above my pay grade” as the saying goes, and we’re there now.  Creating a Vietnam-style defeat out of victory again is the goal of leftists, a goal completely consonant with their “defeat America” agenda—whether they be foreign leftists or home—grown. And yeh, I can definitely challenge the defeatists’ soi disant “patriotism” on that ground alone.

As for me, nah, rather not.

D'underground checkup

About once every six months or so, I find it instructive to meander on over to D’underground to check up on how the psychotherapy is going, see if the right drug therapy has been found, etc. By the evidence of this thread at D’underground, therapy’s not going well. Not well at all.

*sigh*

I couldn’t find one single post by a D’undergrounder that showed evidence of as much intelligence as a head of cabbage has.  Not one.

It’s almost funny… yeh, funny like a train wreck. *profound sigh* Scary, as in, these folks can actually vote! Like giving monkeys the keys to Cheyenne Mountain… Sad, really. I wonder, has anyone done DNA tests on D'underground to see if any of them are human? Ah, man! Now PETA’s gonna get into the act! (No, not People Eating Tasty Animals, the other one, you know the one with the terrorist ethos.)

Notamediawhore, oh no!

Cao posted this “at home” and on The Wide Awakes.  Told her I was stealing it to post here as well.

csmediawhore OK, that was the "during makeup" shot. Departing from Cao's measured response to Cindy Sheehan, media whore, how about a "before" shot? UGLIEST DOG IN THE WORLD-X Oops, wrong pic. Understandable mistake. Here's the right "before" shot: Uglydogbefore Now this is an "after makeup" shot: Uglydog Notalotta diff, eh? Well, except for the grin. Scarier show of teeth in the after shot.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Pogo, where are you now that we need you?

"We have met the enemy and he is us." Check this out: taking money from taxpayers and giving it to criminals. Absolutely. A government-run program in Wisconsin is loaning mortgage money to illegal aliens. And they know they're loaning taxpayer monies to criminals. And they just don't care.
"It's money earned, taxes paid, families need a home. It's that simple," said Democratic state Rep. Pedro Colon.
Liberalistas. Pedro, go home. Hey! Here's an idea! Maybe some enterprising real estate mogul wannabe can find out where these 150 (so far) loans have gone, drop a dime on the "owners" to the INS and scoop a few of the resultant defaulted properties up for a song... It'd work for me. EDIT: Oh, man, forgot to tip my hat to Ogre. Oh please, oh please, Mr Ogre! It wasn't an intentional "bad pitch". :-)

What do they know that we don't?

Dr. Sanity asks this cogent question: “…what do the people who are actually fighting the war in Iraq know that the average citizen (who gets their information secondhand, as it were) does[n]'t know?”_1_

Hmmm, you have to wonder, when retention rates (re-enlistments, like Casey Sheehan’s) are up enough to make up for lagging new enlistments, eh?

See Dr. Sanity’s post.

Follow the rabbit trail

Halo-failo-scan? In which I segue from a blogpost about blogging to a semi-cultural/political rant. IOW: just plain fun, folks.

Haloscan’s been having problems recently. Hmmm… really kinda liked the service. Was nice n convenient: easy way to add trackback functionality to trakbackless blogger account, easily-managed comments and RSS feed.

But you’ve probably seen all the recent complaints of folks’ trackbacks either failing… or being made as multi-trackbacks.  Now, I get three different “reports” on comments. At the Haloscan management site, one set of comments may show.  On my blog, some comments don’t show. And a different set of comments show in the RSS feed for comments.

I suspect, given the fact that I’ve run across a number of other blogs reporting problems, that someone at Haloscan decided to “upgrade” something and improved it until it broke… but just a little, and that things’ll be fixed soon.

But meanwhile… your comments may or may not show up properly or immediately. Feel free to rant and rave anyway.

But try to either make sense or be completely (and humorously) nonsensical when you do.  I don’t have a formal comment policy.  I don’t care one single solitary bit what “kind” of language you use.  But anything that presents itself as a serious comment but is riddled with fallacies (_1_, _2_, _3_) will be subject to mocking deconstruction (if I have time and feel like expending the effort), deleted as too assinine for public exposure or left as the commenter’s own self-parody—the deciding factor: my personal whim.

Many people exercise common sense when formulating their comments. I can appreciate that. Some exercise their sense of humor, and I can appreciate that, usually no matter how weird their sense of humor* may be. Others, and they are few indeed, actually learned in school or elsewhere how to make clear, reasoned arguments. Rare, and greatly appreciated.  People I stand to learn much from.

But some just have no business even having an opinion, because they are both too ill-informed and are idiots (usually, as I have said elsewhere, self-made idiots), unable to recognize the value (or even the existence) of arguments from facts or reason, taking their preconceptual biases as fact and building a “reality-based” fantasyland of idiotarian unreason on that shaky foundation.

Here’s a scary thought: Exposure to such could almost move one to accept Margaret Sanger’s arguments for eugenics. As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Three generations of imbeciles is enough.” In light of the current trend among liberalists, Holmes’ comment begins to have a certain appeal…

But, no.  Better to remove much of the shielding preventing a Darwinist microevolution of the race… Get the “gummint” outa the cradle-to-grave protection racket. Starve the academicians.  Feed the (NON-POLITICAL) scientists. Make artists—all of ‘em—either live or die in the marketplace (no more NEA subsidies). Castrate lawyers making their living off liability suits. No, really: castrate. A lower testosterone level will help. Let folks take responsibility for their own stupidities. Remove the heads of politicians who come up with “great society” ideas that ruin families, destroy communities and enhance their own political power.  Yes, their heads.  They’ve not been using them for any good anyway.

It’s a big job, but these small steps toward re-introducing the idea of personal responsibility. And that would put paid to the Frank Roaches, Dan Blathers, Nancy Pelosis, Teddy Kennedys, Jean Fraud sKerrys and all their ilk.

That it would eliminate many on the quasi-faux-conservative side of the coin as well would be a nice lil side benefit.

*Do note: humor is not always funny. Some of the most humorous of pieces can be dark, broody, macabre.

Strike Three! You're out!

Border Patrol Chopper Forced Down by Thrown Rocks (h.t. NIF)

“One baseball-sized rock gashed the rotor, forcing the pilot to land nearby, said Michael Gramley, spokesman for the Border Patrol sector based in Yuma, Ariz.”


You know, I’m thinking “Hmmm, the Cards’ pitching really sucks… why not… “

That's Rich

Koan of the day: When jackasses are braying in their echo chamber, do they make any sense at all?

Kos and other podpeople follow on Frank Rich’s NYT article “Swift-boating Cindy Sheehan” (and no, I’m not providing them any linkage—the asinine brays can be found easily with Google if you so wish) and are joined in their echo chamber by such as the poor benighted soul who commented on a post of mine below. What none of these jackasses (and I use the term not as a pejorative but as a simple descriptive; after all, do not they nearly one and all claim a jackass as their mascot?) pause to consider is that their use of the term “swift-boating” to describe their contempt of the tactic of actually displaying verifiable facts and on-the-record statements by Cindy Sheehan to discredit her reveals their contempt of any facts that contradict their predetermined viewpoints.

“Swift-boating” as viewed by anyone who actually read the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth materials, viewed/listened to their ads and then dug into the supporting documentation and its background is a term of reasoned argument, not vile invective, as all the little Frank Riches of the Loony Left suppose.  Rather than being character assassination, as Rich and the herd he runs in assert, examining the actual words and deeds of an individual that tend to refute their own current public statements is simply good argument.

Let’s  consider for a second the record of actual character assassination.  Rich portrays the marshalling of facts concerning Cindy Sheehan’s behavior by those who question her motives and actions as a conspiracy to assassinate her character emanating from Karl Rove.  But where’s his evidence? He begins by begging the question of Rovian machinations in character assassination, commits an error (or two) of construction along the way and then simply engages in blatant ad hominem attacks on Karl Rove and President Bush.

(For any leftists visiting, get a good text book on logic and have someone read and explain the section on common fallacies of argument to you. No. Have them read and explain more slowly.)

Now, that’s character assassination. Rich doesn’t even marshall any facts. He has no witnesses to the supposed Rovian marching orders, no documentary evidence whatsoever; he just makes them up as he goes along. That is, to suit his malicious purposes, he writes lies. (Must be lies, otherwise he’d cite some actual verifiable facts to support his statements.) He knows he can get away with this cos any defense to his lies will be portrayed by his fellow Mass Media

Podpeople as evidence that “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”—even when the only smoke is what Rich and his fellow Mass Media Podpeople are blowing.

The really sad thing is that Rich can get away with this within his own lil herd of non-critical thinkers, cos, well, none of them seem to be able maintain the remotest relationship with logic or argument from fact or reason.

Hence the echo chamber effect where one braying pod-jackass starts, another follows and soon the whole herd is braying in unison: “The Eeeeeevil Karl Rove is making his minions say bad things about Mother Sheehan!  Heee-Waaaaahhhhh!”

*Yawn*

Ya know, it was bad enough when I had to put up with 7th grade hormone-lobotomized students who couldn’t (or more often simply wouldn’t) think their way out of the cul-de-sacs they marched themselves into with their “speech-challenged piscine*” ways.  Putting up with such stupid behavior in supposed adults is beyond me.  I simply won’t do it.  As soon as someone adequately demonstrates that they are beyond reason, I feel safe in not listening to them any more, except for occasional times stopping by to see if their medication’s been properly moderated, yet.

Life’s too short to listen to people who have proven themselves to be self-made idiots.  (Their podmasters may have handed them their very own self-lobotomy kits, but they didn’t have to use them.)  

*Yeh: Dumb Bass.

Pseudoscience setting policy: a bad idea

From Michael Crichton: Why Politicized Science is Dangerous

Michael Crichton offers an excerpt from his new book, A State of Fear as an introduction to his argument that making policy based on “science” dominated by political ideology is harmful.
Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out.

This theory quickly draws support from leading scientists, politicians and celebrities around the world. Research is funded by distinguished philanthropies, and carried out at prestigious universities. The crisis is reported frequently in the media. The science is taught in college and high school classrooms.

Read it and think about its application to today’s public policy dustups based on ideology-driven “science”. Read and consider: State of Fear





edited to include a more direct link to State of Fear and bumped to top.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Stolen fruit: please don't sue! :-)

I stole this in its entirety from Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor Mail.  I hope he, and the author of the piece, Greg Brewer, will forgive the theft…


The Telemarketer

The phone rang as we were sitting down to dinner. I answered it and was greeted with, "Is this William Wagenhoss?"

This didn't sound anything like my name, so I asked, "Who is calling?" The telemarketer said he was with The Rubberband-Powered Freezer Company or something like that. I asked him if he knew William personally and why was he was calling this number. I then said, off to the side, "Get really good pictures of the body and all the blood."

I turned back to the phone and advised the caller that he had called a murder scene and must stay on the line because we had already traced this call and he would be receiving a summons to appear at the local courthouse to testify in this murder case.

I questioned the caller at great length as to his name, address, phone number at home, at work, who he worked for, how he knew the dead guy and could he prove where he had been about one hour before he made this call. The telemarketer was getting very concerned and his answers were given in a shaky voice.

I proceeded to tell him we had located his position at his work place and the police were entering the building to take him into custody. At this point, I heard the phone fall and the scurrying of his running away.

My wife asked me as I returned to our table, why I had tears streaming down my face and so help me, I couldn't tell her for about fifteen minutes. My food was cold, but oh-so-very enjoyable.



As Dr. Pournelle says, “Pity we can't do that to spammers.”

Where's the oil?

A Precision Guided Humor Assignment from The Alliance of Free Blogs:

What happened to all the oil that President Bush stole from Iraq?

Well, due to the Bush administration’s complete incompetence, that oil has been put to many nefarious (and sometimes nearly unbelievable) purposes…

1.) Hillary used some to grease the skids under the sKerry candidacy.
2.) White House had 33,967,893,281 bottles of "Special Saudi Hand-holding Lotion"  manufactured for meetings between GWB and Prince Abdullah...
3.) Teh-RAY-zha Heinz is using it to fuel her (and hubby's) SUVs and the Heinz private jet.
4.) Upcoming: Chainsaws. Crawford. Midnight visit to Sindytown by outraged troops home from Iraq?
5.) The Bush twins.  (Well, they're always to blame, aren't they?)
6.) 6 billion barrels went toward maintaining Harry Reid's oily personality, Nancy Peolosi's nightcream supply and some was sold to maintain Teddy Kennedy's  water wings (it is a base canard that TK keeps his water wings filled with booze.  Only half are filled at any one time.  The other half are back at the warehouse being refilled.). Some was traded outright to Muslims in Sudan for slaves to provide a supply of blood for Hillary to suck.
7.) U.N. diplomats and Peacekeepers (the "kinder, gentler" diplomats and Peacekeepers) using some to grease rape victims and to provide fuel for their Land Rovers. Kofi's family now an order of magnitude richer.
8.) The Eeeevil Jooooos.
10.) Much of it is on the moon, now, in the hands of "friendly" aliens from the Crab Nebula. Got a pretty penny for it, too, thank you very much. I think it was a 1943 Steel Wheat uncirculated. (BTW, they got screwed on the deal: they also got Jean Fraud sKerry’s brain and a certificate ceding them 40% of his non-existent soul; a coupon for free treatment from Teddy Kennedy’s fav substance abuse center—with free swimming lessons included; a CD of “The Best of Howard Dean”; a picture of Barbara Streisand.  But the thing that made most of them walk outa the airlock without their helmets was a DVD featuring Cindy Sheehan. The screeching drove them mad. Both of the remaining “Crabs” are now blind and deaf.  Fortunately, they can still frell.)

Unfortunately, those are but a few of the places all that oil from Iraq has disappeared to, instead of going to make gasoline for my gas tank…

Cry me a river

Saw this over at The Conservative UAW Guy and I thought, “Hmmm, anyone whose patriotism can’t stand up to a challenge or two probably has none.”

Think about that the next time someone starts whining about their “support for the troops” while denigrating those same troops.  Think about it the next time someone blames the U.S. for 9/11 and still claims to be a patriot.  Think about it the next time someone tells lies about atrocities our military is supposedly committing (“in the manner of Genghis Kahn”—a la Jean Fraud sKerry) in Vietnam Iraq and still claims to be a patriot.

Uncle Sam.Patriotism Thanks to iHillary for the image.

Anyone whose patriotism can’t stand up to a challenge or two probably has none. Small edits to aid those who missed the Swift Boat Vets' reproduction of sKerry's scurrilous lies in his 1971 Congressional Testimony. What a patriot!

Another bite of the Apple

Fiona Apple's "first third studio album" (whatever that means) is due out in October
 
Extraordinary Machine to be released from durance vile.  Sony's dungeon won't be the same w/o it.
 
I have to admit to a kind of strange fascination with Fiona Apple's singing.  Her songs and her voice.  Both juuust on the edge of being whiny without quite getting there.  Maybe it's the dark undertones of her music and her voice that holds her performances just shy of whiny.
 
Whatever, I find I can take greater doses of her singing than most other current pop singers.  In fact, I even actually like some of her stuff! Some of it has to do with the fact that though she bends pitches, she obviously can tell what the pitches  are that she's bending. And her voice has a complexity that nearly every other popular "artist" I've heard in the past 5-10 years lacks. I could wish for more blending of her head and chest voices, but she uses the break between them effectively.
 
All told, an intriguing performer/songwriter. And I may just break a longstanding rule and buy a popular artist's (no scare quotes this time, cos—although I can't quite figure her out—she does have some chops) album.  (Don't get me wrong: I do occasionally buy CDs, just not usually of someone well-known in the current milieu.)
 
h.t. Lovely Daughter for pointing out that Sony's giving us another bite of the Apple.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #54

Caltech Girl has us all going back to school for Carnival of the Recipes #54

Ah, man! And all I wanna do is hang out at the pool eating Javascript Cookie™ Ice Cream Sandwiches!  Oh. Well.  At least if I have-ta go back to classes, she’s got some classy recipes to take with me, including Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette, Freezer Coleslaw, Fried Tofu with Spicy Sauce (Tofu!?!?! Yeh, well, cos it’s from R’Cat, I guess I’ll give it a try… ).  Heck, if I’m gonna give tofu another chance, I’ll even try Army Wife’s Hummus recipe, I guess.

Tons of the good stuff! Just go!

Annoyingly cool?

I don’t know whether this is cool or annoying as all get-out…

And I know I need more coffee, anyway, cos I can’t recall where I ran across this annoyingly cool thingy-whopper:  Blogger for Word.

Yeh: a M$ Word plugin for editing/posting blogger posts. OK, confession time: I’m juuust lazy enough that I don’t write the code for my blogposts. And I HATE the stupid lil box blogger has in its crappy lil builtin wywsiwyg editor. So, I’ve been using Blogwriter, a not-quite-ready-for-primetime blog editor beta.  Oh, it doesn’t introduce as many errors as blogger’s builtin wywsiwyg editor does on its own, but between it and blogger, it does a good enough job of scrambling what I write to give me an excuse to use blogger’s builtin to edit the messy html a tad, about 50% of the time.

So, trying out this lil plugin for Word 2000.

And that’s my gripe with this plugin.  I had to actually install Word 2000 on this computer. Yeh, yeh, I know. Who cares? Well, I have a perfectly fine office suite in Open Office that I can use for everything else, so having to install an extra copy of Word 2000 I had sitting around was a pain.  Bloated MessySoft software… *grumble, grumble, gripe, complain*

Well, at least the lowest cersion of Word the thing will work with is Word 2000, which is bad enough but at least not as bad as having to install later versions.  I swear, M$ must think that “improving” software simply means adding code bloat through bling-bling addons.

*Sigh*

Here’s the installation file for the Blogger for Word plugin, if ya wanna try it out (and don’t mind—too much—having to have Word installed).

Oh, I see one thing that’s NOT gonna save me any time. I’ll still have to edit the posts manually to add “open in new window” to links. No biggie.

UPDATE: BTW, can edit the raw html easily using this plugin, cos when ya hit “publish” and chose the blog to publish to, etc., a window pops up with the editable html to edit/approve, whatever.  Makes it kinda easy.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I can't hear you...

Banning the "W" word

Believe it or don't. The Yelm WA city council had banned speech about Wal-Mart in city council meetings.  Seems council members tired of hearing citizens views (one way or the other) about the possibility of a Wal-Mart being built in their town of around 5,000. The council apparently set a date for a meeting on the issue and has cut off all comment on it in council meetings—by council members or the public—until that date

Whatever. They'd never get away with that sort of high handedness here in America's Third World County™.
    

If you read nothing else today, read THIS

Amazing.  No other words.

As far as I'm concerned, LTC Erik Kurilla of the Deuce-Four (Mosul, Iraq) IS Superman. Seriously.

Mosul.

Read The WHOLE Thing.

LTC Kurilla is wounded, but doing well. Pray for his swift recovery.

(Go ahead, make Michael Yon's blog a regular stop. The stories he relates blow me away.)

(Trying to help Michelle Malkin out by promoting this post/story at Whizbang and Outside the Beltway, too.  *LOL*)

Edited to include the links to Malkin’s flog of the story and the Whizbang and OTB linkfests.

        

Shortlinks

Drive-by posting.

Over at Random Rambling, Richard discovers he's attending school with royalty. Riiiggghht...

NIF has a typical roundup of News, Interesting, Funny *and weird
:-).


The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson is available from Baen Books in hardback or ebook. (Also available from Amazon.com.)

The_Weapon

Kris has a couple of off-the-wall stories she's linked to today.

Instapundit dethroned by Michelle Malkin.

Well, that's all for now. Lots more good stuff on my blogroll.

Preaching to the choir...

If you can read this, it's a miracle

I hope Dr. Pournelle will forgive me for quoting so extensively from one of many interesting comments on his site yesterday, but this is one I want to make sure you see. From "Dropouts a Drain on Society" (WashTimes, 08/21/05):

About 1.3 million students nationwide drop out of school between eighth and 12th grades each year. They're frustrated because they can't read well enough to keep up, bored by their courses and teachers or just unmotivated to stay in school. The implications for the nation's economic vitality are "far-reaching and devastating," according to a Harvard University report. "High school dropouts are far more likely to be unemployed, in prison and living in poverty."

The same verdict is reached in other recent studies by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J., and the Manhattan Institute of New York City.

"This is a story of losing ground," researcher Paul E. Barton says in the ETS report.


And Dr. Pournelle's comment (Jerry, not Roberta :-) —

They can't read. We know how to teach kids to read. My wife's program does it using computers, and it works, for ages 4 to 74 and IQ from dull to genius; but the schools can't teach them to read, because they have a bunch of crazy theories that teachers are required to learn. The theories don't work, and lots of kids don't learn to read.

Step #1 to growing a generation of students who can and do read: eliminate a;; the education bureaucrats and administrators. Step #2: eliminate universities' schools or departments of education. Step#3: return schools to genuinely local control, taking the feds—and even the states!—out of the equation.


But it'll never happen.


The only other viable alternative? Families who are willing to forgo the economic advantages of a two-income family and choose to teach their own at home. And that's about as viable as getting families to give up mush-for-brains TV programming.



Stop the ACLU

ACLU—All Criminal Lies Unleashed

Thursday's Stop the ACLU blogburst almost makes me sick. Contemplating the darling of the Mass Media Podpeople's Army and the Loony Left Moonbat Brigade, the ACLU, turns my stomach, because there is no truth, no beauty, no just and righteous cause that the ACLU will not twist into a lie.

Freedom of speech? No, no, says the ACLU: freedom of expression. The Founders and Framers had no idea what they were taking about when they intentionally excluded "expression" and intentionally included specific forms of expression (religious speech and activity, political speech and written political commentary). No, according to the ACLU—and the Warren Court, and those following via stare decisis—any old splash of paint (or urine or feces) or grunt or moan or scream is now protected "speech". Why? Cos they say so.

And to the ACLU a special form of protected speech is advocating the rape of children by homosexual men. Truth.

Freedom of religion? No, no, says the ACLU. Freedom from religion. No public display of religious beliefs are acceptable—oh, unless they be public displays of religious beliefs by m,urdering Islamofascist savages (_1_, _2_), Rastafarians, or Voodoo. Nope, if the ACLU has its way, the only religious beliefs that will be found in the public arena will be "anything but"—anything but dat ole black evil, Christianity.

Government protecting its citizens fromreligiously-excused women-raping (_1_, _2_, _3_) and mutilating, murdering savage slavers? Nope. Can't have a government that takes sensible steps to isolate members of a religious sect that advocate, plan and carry out acts of unspeakable violence in the name of their moon god. Better to eliminate the evil of school children singing Christmas carols in public.

Get this through your head: the ACLU as an organization hates you, will lie to you and is working toward YOUR destruction.

There, have I said it plainly enough?

Of course, the ACLU will lie about that, too.
This was a production of Stop The ACLU blogburst. Almost 100 blogs already on board. If you want to join us go to our portal and register. Its very simple. We will add you to the mailing list and send you the rest of the info at that point.

My fav response to cultural relativists

Whadda you say when you meet a wolf in sheep's clothing?

When confronted by those who claim to be "cultural relativists" but who are really simply haters of Western Civilization who clothe themselves in the speech of "tolerance" I like to cite this lil comment made during Britain's colonial period in India:

"It is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and hang them. Build your funeral pyre and beside it my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your national custom - then we shall follow ours."–Sir Charles Napier, speaking of the Indian practice of suttee.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em...

(And a thanks to Jerry Pournelle for a reminder of this fav quote.)


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Chill out on the Siberian permafrost, umm, defrost

The permafrost melting scare seems to be evaporating. Russian scientists at the Institute of Climatology and Ecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of the Cryosphere say scaremongering about permafrost melting is much ado about nothing. From the August 22, 2005 posting of RIA Novosti, "This is just another scare story, this time about the Siberian swamps."–Academician Vladimir Melnikov, Institute of the Cryosphere. As Melnikov pointed out, "Both scientific findings and experience suggest that small lakes result from irregularities when laying oil and gas pipes and other engineering systems... [b]ut the scale on which new formations are appearing is small, and they do not pose any threat." Melnikov also pointed out that the naturally-occurring Siberian swamps' methane deposits, far from posing a hazard actually bind CO2, thus drawing down a major greenhouse gas. Institute of Climatology and Ecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences directorYuri Izrael notes that there has been no significant change in the permafrost boundries, and he adds that the sublimation of moisture from the natural swamps which formed the basis of the scaremongering actually serves to cool the atmosphere. So, apparently we can chill out on this one. Crossposted at Balanced Newsblog h.t. Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor Mail

SLS

Self-induced Liberalist Scotomata:the unkindest blind spots of all (with apologies to The Bard)... An essential component allowing the creation and ongoing existence of the liberalist "reality-based (fantasy) community," SLS (Self-induced Liberalist Scotomata) is a little understood mental disorder. In fact, as dominated by liberalist thinking as the DSM-IV is, you'll not find it listed there, along with many other mental-emotional disorders such as pure human evil. heh
How can one tell when a liberalist is "suffering" (quaint construction, that; those who suffer are all the people impacted by liberalist blindness) from SLS? Well, since these are self-induced blind spots, the liberalists won't relay any symptoms, but the signs are easy enough to spot.
Have you ever pointed out plain facts to a liberalist and had the liberalist simply deny those facts exist? There you are. It's as though liberalists mentally close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears and chant "wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah" (the functional equivalent of "No WMD," "blood for oil," "SUVs (except for the SUV I drive) fund terrorists" etc.).
If the Great Satan (G.W. Bush, to a liberalist) were to say the sky is blue, liberalists suffering from SLS would shout, shout and shout again that it was a lie, and besides it's Bush's fault. There, now you can recognize SLS. Next, N-CHUA (Neo-Conservative Head Up... ) Syndrome. (edited to remove a lotta blogger-induced crap in the html)

Note the addition of Michael Yon's Blog to my Blogroll

Don't ask me to explain why I've neglected to blogroll Michael Yon: Online Magazine before now. I slipped up. Michael yon is embedded with the Deuce-Four in Mosul. For the real news from Mosul, make his blog a regular stop. All the news that he can (conscientiously) reveal is there. And it's worlds and away more than you'll get from the Mass Media Podpeople's Army. Blogroll his site and visit regularly for a wee dose of truth.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Lurching from one irony to another

Jean Fraud sKerry (AKA John F Kerry, the junior lobotomy experiment from Massachussets sometimes found in the U.S. Senate) persists in his blind arrogance...

"We have to go out and fight for the real issues that make a difference in the lives of the American people and we don't need some great lurch to the right or lurch to the left or redefinition of the Democratic Party... "

And this from "Lurch" himself. Irony, thy name is Jean Fraud sKerry. Yeh, it'd be a shame if the Democratic Party redefined itself as a party with integrity, honesty, genuine concern for the safety and wellbeing of citizens and committment to principles that are embued in the American State Papers.

But that'd mean kicking out slimy liars like Jean Fraud sKerry, so naturally "Lurch" doesn't want a... "lurch" to the right (not Right; what is just and true and honorable: right) in the Democratic Party. And a true "lurch" toward genuine liberal thinking would cut the ground from under his feet, as well, as genuine liberalism invites, encourages, indeed does everything it can to foster open, honest dialog and examination of all evidence.

For example, evidence of one's own record, when that record has been cited by oneself for personal gain... like Jean Fraud sKerry's complete and unabridged military files, since he has built his career on his military record for years.

So, Jean Fraud: were're the facts, the actual records? Still obscured from public view in "friendly" hands that refuse to release any but harmless dribs, eh?

Face it. For Jean Fraud sKerry, the only "real issue" is his own self-promotion. Period. everything else is a distraction or a tool to advance himself. Nothing more, nothing less.

Free your SF-180, Jean Fraud.

See Cao's Blog for more... and for how you can be a part of the Free John Kerry's 180 Blogburst along with the bloggers listed below.

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