Friday, March 31, 2006

Flags - Legal and Illegal

Earlier this week, Dallas, TX students were returned to school after skipping school to rampage through Dallas City Hall waving Mexican flags.

Today, Fox 4 News reports that a Royse City, TX student was sent home from school for attaching American flags to his pickup.

What's wrong with this picture?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


My gratitude goes to the protestors in LA, Dallas and elsewhere for proving the necessity of the immigration bill.

update: ...beyond any shadow of a doubt. This is an invasion that must be stopped by any means necessary.

The words of Theodore Roosevelt ring truer than ever:
"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. ... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else."
Miss O'Hara's words on the subject are good too.

Monday, March 27, 2006

good news from iraq

...keeps pouring in, if you know where to look.

san francisco so very tolerant :P

Friday, March 24, 2006


As evidenced by his adherents' actions, it's obvious that Allah approves of rape, torture, dysfunctional society, racism, kidnapping and murder, and now it looks like Allah has nothing against profanity either.

Ain't That America?

It sure used to be...

0 for 2

Does anyone in the government have any concept of the term "port security"?!?

The Survival Of Freedom

Mark Steyn (of course) gets it:
(putting) aside the America-haters for a bit... the argument of... the mainstream of the Democratic Party is this passivity. "Oh, we can't do this, and we can't do that, because something may go wrong, and it may not be easy, and this will happen, and that will happen. And we don't understand any of these strange, wacky foreign places anyway." That passivity will end freedom in the world. It won't end freedom in the world in America, it won't end it in Iowa and in Massachusetts tomorrow. But it will end it in a lot of the borderline jurisdictions around the world very quickly. You cannot be that feeble in the face of an existential threat.
(edited for clarity, emphases mine)

Transcript via Discerning Texan, who also has this wonderful defense of President Bush:
"It struck me that as this President has taken all the horse**** that the media and mad scientists on the left can throw at him, as he has lived through the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor and led us to victory in two wars, as he has put up with the naysayers and the sky-is-falling lunatic fringe, that fighting spirit has never left him. He has conforted the grieving families, grieving for the children he send to defend us. He shed genuine tears after 9/11. He stood on that pile of rubble and told the world what to expect from the United States. He threw out that pitch in Yankee Stadium less than a week later. He stood strong even when the winds blew hard the other way. This is what I so admire about President Bush--he sticks to his guns, no matter how the political winds are blowing, no matter what the opinion polls say, no matter what the hyenas in the baying press are howling. You know where he stands, like it or not. He is not blown about by every wind as was his father and his predecessor. In fact, he is been at his very best when the chips are down--just as we saw in that brilliant performance yesterday in front of a foaming at the mouth press corps."

Thursday, March 23, 2006

don't leave the house (or senate) without it

Mish Mash got a nice credit card in the mail. The best features of the New Republicard:
  • You can spend as much as you want as long a bunch of people the money doesn't belong to approve.
  • If you exceed your debt limit, you just raise it so you can spend more.
  • If you run out of money completely, you just print more.
The Leftard Card has the same features, with the added benefit of automatically sending the bill to future generations.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

smoking and laws

Wizbang sums up my view on smoking and the attempts to regulate smoking pretty well.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

diary of a mad iraqi dictator

This is long but well worth reading, because you probably won't hear many of the details about Saddam's papers elsewhere.

Some highlights:
Judging from his private statements, the single most important element in Saddam's strategic calculus was his faith that France and Russia would prevent an invasion by the United States.

According to his personal interpreter, Saddam also thought his "superior" forces would put up "a heroic resistance and... inflict such enormous losses on the Americans that they would stop their advance."

Even with U.S. tanks crossing the Iraqi border, an internal revolt remained Saddam's biggest fear.

Americans may have listened with amusement to the seemingly obvious fabrications of Muhammad Said al-Sahaf, Iraq's information minister (nicknamed "Baghdad Bob" by the media). But the evidence now clearly shows that Saddam and those around him believed virtually every word issued by their own propaganda machine.

When it came to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Saddam attempted to convince one audience that they were gone while simultaneously convincing another that Iraq still had them. Coming clean about WMD and using full compliance with inspections to escape from sanctions would have been his best course of action for the long run. Saddam, however, found it impossible to abandon the illusion of having WMD, especially since it played so well in the Arab world.

At one low point during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam asked his ministers for candid advice. With some temerity, the minister of health, Riyadh Ibrahim, suggested that Saddam temporarily step down and resume the presidency after peace was established. Saddam had him carted away immediately. The next day, pieces of the minister's chopped-up body were delivered to his wife. According to Abd al-Tawab Mullah Huwaysh, the head of the Military Industrial Commission and a relative of the murdered minister, "This powerfully concentrated the attention of the other ministers, who were unanimous in their insistence that Saddam remain in power."
One major problem with this story, however, is its downplay of the WMD issue. Fortunately, others have covered that subject, even with pictures.

kids these days...

some of them turn out pretty good.

'Hack' Thomas

It would be wrong to suggest that Helen Thomas is a senile bitter leftard, since her own words do that job much more admirably.

Consider the alternative:
QUESTION: I'd like to ask you, Ms. Thomas -- your decision to slander our President has given aid and comfort to our enemies during time of war, strengthening their resolve to obliterate western civilization.

Everything you write, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is: Why do you really hate America? From the moment you stepped into the White House, your minions, lackeys, and so forth - but what's your real reason? You have said it wasn't revenge, the lust for revenge. It hasn't been freedom of speech or anything else. What was it?

THOMAS: I think your premise, in all due respect to your question and to you as a peon, that I don't lie. To assume I lie is just flat wrong, sirrah, in all due respect.


THOMAS: Hold on for a second, please. Excuse me. Excuse me. No reporter lies. Everything you may have heard Rather, Jayson, and Jennings say is that, but it's just simply not true. No, wait, it is true. I mean, the lies are true, just like in the movie...
Wish I were a better writer so I could Scrappleface her properly.

WaPo Conservative Blog?

As Vizzini would say, "Inconceivable!"
"Yet even in a climate where Republicans hold command of every branch of government, and advocate views shared by a majority of voters, the mainstream media continues to treat red state Americans as pachyderms in the mist -- an alien and off-kilter group of suburbanite churchgoers about which little is known, and whose natural habitat is a discomforting place for even the most hardened reporter from the New York Times ...

"While the mainstream media has been slow to recognize the growth in conservative America, smart Democrats have not. Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton are not alone in recognizing that the unhinged elements of their base, motivated by partisan rage, Michael Moore conspiracies and a pronounced feeling of victimhood have dragged down the Democratic Party for far too long... Red America's citizens are the political majority. They're here to stay. It's time to start paying attention to what they believe and why."

give (mercedes/peace/czech) a chance

michelle thinks it's a mercedes logo, but i think it's possible that these idiots were supporting the czechoslovakian air force...

interesting clock

analog? digital? both? check out this clock.

update: see also this computer.

Monday, March 20, 2006

gender bias

To discover the inherent bias in a statement, it is often helpful to reverse its terms, making it easier to notice the outrageousness of the statement.

Consider this whopper:
"He claims that - in general - men are idiots. About 90%. But they are 10% smart, which is how they are able to get a woman. Women are about 90% smart. But they are 10% idiots, which is usually when we go all weak-kneed and fuzzy over a man who's completely wrong for us."
Anyone who agrees with this statement is obviously not intelligent enough to notice its sexist language. Consider the opposite:
"...women are idiots. About 90%. But they are 10% smart, which is how they are able to get a man. Men are about 90% smart. But they are 10% idiots, which is usually when we go all weak-kneed and fuzzy over a woman who's completely wrong for us."
Upon hearing this, most women would be outraged - and they should be. However, men are expected to put up with this sort of wretched idiocy for over 30 years now.

So are both statements biased? Yes. Equality will only come when BOTH sides stop this sort of childish name-calling.

See also: racism.


update: retro rocks!

iraq so far away

...from saddam's killing fields and chicken lefties' predictions.


"So, Mr. Pirate, you say you were just holding these grenade launchers for your cousin?"

Saturday, March 18, 2006

zimbabwe west

update: I realized what I wrote earlier was probably illegal in that it might be construed as inciting violence. It was wrong for me to suggest that the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency Board offices should be bulldozed for condemning a church to make way for condos. It would also be wrong to suggest that anyone track down those agency members and bulldoze their homes. Better suggestions are given in the linked story:
  • Call the office of Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill at (562) 570-6801, or e-mail her at to protest condemning a Church to make way for condos.
  • Call 6th District Councilwoman Laura Richardson at (562) 570-6816 -- the Church is in her district.
  • Call the Redevelopment Board Members at (562) 570-6615 and let them know how outraged you are by this decision.
  • Call Barbara Kaiser, Executive Director of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, at (562) 570-6340, or e-mail her at
  • Let the City (of Long Beach) hear your views about their efforts to close down a vibrant community church.
And support the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence in their fight against the money-grubbing weasels at the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency.

Friday, March 17, 2006

another kind of tolerance

cold fury:
It’s not so much that conservatives or their libertarian-leaning cohorts like myself like Bush; we tolerate him, not because the Left hates him but because the alternative is so very much worse. We also are aware that, whether even Bush acts like it or not, the nation is currently engaged in the most crucial struggle of our lifetimes, and we feel ourselves duty-bound to give the nation’s leadership our support (or at least the benefit of the doubt, anyway) because of it. This sense of duty does not encompass slavish obedience to every ill-considered big-government whim Bush may seek to inflict on us. But it also does not allow for the kind of mindless, rabid opposition to his every last proposal that has become the stock in trade of the Democrats, who seem positively eager to reduce themselves to lowly bedpan-cleaners in an asylum run by its BDS-afflicted inmates.
(emphases mine)


via Rightwingsparkle, some rights just go hand in hand.

Oil in Mexico

Vodkapundit reports that Mexico has discovered:
"...a new deep-water oil discovery (which) could eventually yield 10 billion barrels of crude oil."
Looks to me like this could either alleviate the illegal immigrant problem, or move socialist Venezuela's border thousands of miles closer to the US.

Or both...

another offensive cartoon

centipedes and maggots are rioting in protest of this one...

also found via cox & forkum, this may be a preliminary draft for a future bill of rights for iran.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

power to the people

...not the union(mob) or the government:
"Unions say, "education of the children is too important to be left to the vagaries of the market." The opposite is true. Education is too important to be left to the calcified union/government monopoly."

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

be afraid





Mo' ham'mad

New islamic emoticons have been invented!

in a nutshell

I Love Jet Noise relays a summary of the DNC:
"So let's see if we have this straight: The Democrat Party's strategy for success includes raising taxes, abetting terrorists, losing wars, aborting babies, smearing judges (ed: unless they're rewriting the Constitution), redefining marriage, promoting discrimination and rights for felons. Did we miss anything? Well, yes — insisting on public education and opposing private education alternatives, suppressing Christianity, promoting secularism and atheism, promoting the breakdown of the family, minimizing penalties for all anti-social behavior while trying to remove guns from law-abiding citizens, supporting eco-terrorists, censoring the Internet, allowing foreign law to rule us, stopping any kind of energy development..."

the parties of big government

Lileks musing about President Bush's spending policies:
"Some observers think he regards big government as a tool to advance conservative ideas, which is a little like Godzilla using his tail for urban renewal."

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Vietnam Parallel

There are lessons about the Vietnam conflict that some have learned, and others need to - quickly.

Friday, March 10, 2006

he's out of touch,

he's out of time...

legacy media

or, beating an undead horse.


Scientists now say we should rely on gut instincts when making decisions. Hmm, I'll have think about that.

forest pork

Somebody wants to build an indoor rain forest in Iowa with your tax money.

Oh how I wish the previous sentence was satire.

mapping the war

...of Islamofascist terror

Thursday, March 09, 2006

new tagline

...inspired by this post by A Little Aardvark.

Weapons In School

Sikhs allowed to carry daggers in Canadian schools.

...and in related news, the newly-founded Church of the Smith & Wesson is poised to become the fastest growing denomination in the US.

update: swords yes, scarves no.


Will they ever learn?

update: Wonder if this will help?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

musical puns

The puns are so bad, you may have to read it poco a poco.

Monday, March 06, 2006


Ben Stein recognizes where it is and where it is not.

Iran, Continued

...or should I say Persia.

update: Captain's Quarters, "The US cannot ignore provocations from a nation that directly results in our soldiers being attacked and killed."

The Clash

Rock The Kasbah!

funny stuff

Pirates of the Autobahn - by Mish Mash

Awards Season Wrapup

Tell me again why I should care what the movie, record, tv, and fashion industries think of themselves?

Saturday, March 04, 2006

signs of aging?

Monday Evening reports that Jupiter has a new red spot.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Awards Night

Instead of an Oscar Watch Party, why not hold an MST3K-style Oscar Mock Party?

armed pacifism

"Self-defence isn't an escalation of's putting a stop to it."


do you have any idea how offensive that is?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

more on "the toon"

Lileks summarizes the media's decision not to show the Danish cartoons of Mohammad:
"Question Authority, Unless It's In Mecca."

the other anniversary

As a nice coincidence, not only is today Texas Independence Day, it's also the 5th anniversary of the end of the worst 7 years of my life.

No, I'm not going to elaborate on the details. The readers who know me will understand what I'm talking about.

But I will say this: If you know for sure that you're not supposed to go to Tarshish, then by all means, don't go to Tarshish!

Happy Birthday Texas!

Many of the words of the Texas Declaration of Independence still ring true today:
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.

When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism...

When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements...

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

oscar predictions

Ann Coulter has some, and says she will...
grant my awards based on the same criteria Hollywood studio executives now use to green-light movies: political correctness. Also, judging by most of the nominees this year, the awards committee prefers movies that are wildly unpopular with audiences.

second mexican war?

maybe not, but the invasion has been going on as long as i can remember.

funny pic

...but the oaks and maples are now rioting. :)

what a difference two days make

Via Righwingsparkle:

NYT Headlines Feb 24 - More Clashes Shake Iraq; Political Talks Are in Ruins

NYT Headlines Feb 26 - Iraqi Sunni Bloc to Rejoin Talks on Government

Of course there was no retraction.

And in other news, your chocolate ration has increased.