Thursday, November 30, 2006

Not your typical spam

So I'm plowing through my e-mail account today, trying to sort a month's worth of spam to find any real messages contained therein, and I see a message title requesting information about an ancestor of mine who was at Haun's Mill. This obviously is not the title of your typical penis-enlargement/hot stock tip/Nigerian bank account spam, so I looked inside.

It turns out a message or comment of mine about my great-great grandfather on some blog somewhere was read by this woman, and she has a web page which is interesting, to say the least (and also appears to contain no pr0n, so it should be Safe for Work).

I kinda knew there were hippies like this in Utah, but I had forgotten how um, unusual they can be.

So I was a bit off... my prediction for the Big Game. It was much closer than I expected, and for a while it looked as if BYU was going to choke yet again.

But in retrospect, this was probably the best outcome of all: The looks of stunned disbelief on the Ute fans was worth the extra stress. They were sure Utah had won the game, and after Harline hauled in the pass, they just stood there.

There are many satisfying ways to defeat Utah. Blowouts are especially nice, but a last-second, come-from-behind-in-the-final-minute victory at Rice-Eccles is probably the best.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Now the other shoe drops!

Before the election, the Democrats hinted about how they would be doing "investigations" of the Republicans concerning everything from Iraq to the quality of toilet paper in the Senate office building. Well, now that they control Congress, the other shoe has dropped and they are now openingly talking about the upcoming investigations of the Bush administration for any infraction of "their" rules, whether actual or percieved. As has been pointed out many times before, many Americans don't think the Democrats are capable of governing, and unless you are a hard-core, anti-Bush liberal, congressional hearings and investigations 24/7 are no way to convince them that you can govern. Maybe this is just another evil Karl Rove plot to make the American public despise the Democrats more than they already do because it sure seems that way to me.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

So, you think you have airport travel problems.....

....come to Sicily. Our favorite local volcano, Mt. Etna, is spewing ash and it forced the shutdown of Catania airport on Friday night and also Saturday night. Here's what it looked like from downtown Catania.

Pretty cool, huh? Mt. Etna has been rather active this year and earlier in the month, you could see the lava following down the side of the volcano at night. Fortunately, there was no danger to the cities that are located on the sides of the volcano. Catania has been destroyed by lava about six times in it's history (about 4500 BC, 693 BC, 425 BC, 252 AD, in the 12th century and 1669 AD), so I guess we are due for another good one. I guess it's time to start stocking up on marshmallows.

P.S. In case anyone wants to know more about the volcano, I posted a report here of a hike I took during the summer.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year, many use this time to list all the things that they are thankful for. I am thankful for many things, but I will list just a few.

1) I am thankful for living in this great country. Having travelled to and lived in many other countries around the world, I can see for myself that this is the greatest country in the world. That is why many people of the world vote with their feet and leave their home countries and emmigrate to the United States, even if it is controlled by a Republican president. If any of the readers of the Warren feel otherwise, they are free to vote with their feet also and leave for some other liberal utopia.

2) I am thankful for the United States armed forces that enable Americans to "sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Many people have pointed out that it's the military of the United States of America that guarantees the freedoms that we all take for granted. Liberals many think that it's the UN or some other worthless international governing body, but if it wasn't for our military, do you really think that the other countries in the world like Russia, China, Iran, etc. would want to live in peace and harmony with a country with all the natural resources and industry as the United States? Or, here's another illustration that I heard the G-Man, G. Gordon Liddy give one time. Two people go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. Person A is a 95-year old grandma who weighs 100 lbs and is barely 5-foot tall. She carried only her purse and a walking cane. Person B is a 250 lb lineman for the Green Bay Packers. He carries a baseball bat in his left hand and a Thompson 45 submachine gun in his right hand. Both have to traverse the worst neighborhood in the city where crime is rampant and drug dealers ply their trade. Which of these two people have a better chance of arriving at their destination alive and with their money? Would you rather our country be the 95-year old grandma or the Green Bay Packers lineman? Who would you rather be?

3) I am thankful for my sainted parents and the upbringing that they gave me. I do not remember them ever sitting me down and actually telling me what I should do, but their example is what influenced me the most. I grew up during the Vietnam War and I do not believe that I would have ever joined the USMC if my father had not proudly served in the United States Navy and was not ashamed to show it. Thankfully, his example saved me from throwing my life away as a 60's era anti-war looser a la John "War Hero" Kerry.

These are just three of many things that I'm thankful for during this holiday season and The Great El-ahrairah would like to wish all readers of the Warren a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My Prediction for the Big Game

Besides Thanksgiving, this weekend also has the traditional BYU-Utah game. Over the past few years the Godless Heathens from the North have cheated their way to win, but this year the Righteous Men of the South are the favored team.

My objective, dispassionate, analytical prediction? The Utes are the same inconsistent, mediocre team that they were last year, while BYU is much, much better on both sides of the ball. The Cougars will win, the only question is by how much. Based on their performance earlier this season at TCU and Air Force, I'm predicting a final score of 35-17.

My wild-eyed, biased partisan prediction? It won't even be close. The Utes have built up four years of payback, and they're going to get it this Saturday. Try 63-3. It will make the Wyoming game look like a squeaker.

Christmas comes early this year (Gun Pr0n)

Waaay back in February of this year, I had planned to set aside some money from tax returns and spend a couple of weeks hunting whitetail deer up on our property in north-central Idaho this fall. I was really looking forward to the vacation -- it's something I've wanted to do for years -- but knowing how things usually go I wasn't too optimistic I would be able to do it. When you have four kids there's always something that comes along and eats up whatever money you have squirreled away.

Well, as usual I wasn't able to go hunting, but oddly enough it was more due to pressing family obligations and a lack of vacation time, not money. But with the money I didn't spend I was able to get a swell consolation prize: A brand-new Springfield Armory M-1A.

For the uninitiated (and that includes you liberals who sometimes drop by this site), that's the civilian version of the US Military's venerable M-14 battle rifle, a reliable, accurate and powerful weapon that is considered by some to be superior to the M-16. It proved itself during the first years in Viet Nam before being replaced by the lighter M-16, but has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in Iraq because it fires the powerful 7.62 NATO cartridge and thus has greater knock-down power than the M-16/M-4 clones (Note: If you ever want to start an argument on a gun forum, just post something with the title of "The 5.56 NATO is the best man-stopper ever!" and then stand back and watch the fireworks).

Anyway, here are the pics:

I opted for the Mossy Oak stock instead of the tradtional wood because it felt more solid in my hands, and because I intend for this rifle to get a fair amount of rough use (e.g., hunting, varmiting, plinking, NRA high power) I don't want to worry about dings or scratches in the finish.

A look at the bright, shiny new chamber.

As you can tell, I stocked up on hi-cap mags. I sent off an order the day before the election, when it looked likely that the Democrats were going to win and we'd have to face the possibility of another hi-cap ban.

I haven't had time to get to the range yet, but I'm looking forward to it. The rifle feels great in my shoulder and has good balance. When the local NRA club starts shooting high power next year I'll be there. I'm also looking at mounting a good scope, getting a bipod, and turning it into a Coyote Killer.

Re: A tale of two newspapers and two political parties and a liberal's comments

My last post about how the SL Tribune was hoping that members of the LDS Church drank it’s Kool-Aid about how Brother “Dirty Harry” Reid was the best thing since sliced bread generated a bunch of posts from the liberal side of the blogosphere. I'm assuming that they are from the same person but would not be surprised if not. Since the comments got kind of long, I think Blogspot started truncating them, so I decided to bring the last two forward and devote a whole post to them.

We were discussing the difference between President Klinton’s military service and President Bush’s military service and why one was important during an election and the other wasn’t when this liberal poster decided to go off on a tangent and start quoting scriptures from the Book of Mormon. For those readers of the Warren who are not familiar with LDS Scriptures, the Book of Mormon is another testament of the divinity of Jesus Christ (the Bible being the first) and contains the history of two peoples, the Nephites and the Lamanites who came to the American continent 600 years before the birth of Christ and who lived here up until about 400 years. It gives the history of their interactions, prophecies, ministries, wars, etc. and the visit of the resurrected Lord to the people on the American continent. The Doctrine and Covenants are revelations that Joseph Smith received concerning the re-establishment of the Gospel on the earth.

The Great El-ahrairah wrote, "Wow, can you say liberal troll? Well, you better get the bucket ready because here it comes! Cut and run! Cut and run! Cut and run! Cut and run! Cut and run!"

That's an interesting concept but as a Mormon I must oppose the war in Iraq if I wish to be consistent with the teachings of the Scriptures which condemn pre-emptive war.

It looks like you are getting the difference between pre-emptive war and defensive war mixed up. Pre-emptive wars are wars of aggression (think wars started by Nazi Germany or Japan) with the intent of enslaving populations and conquering territory. Defensive wars are those conducted to protect one’s lives, families, homes, countries, etc. Since you feel that the war in Iraq is a pre-emptive war, I would like you to explain to me how we are enslaving the population of Iraq and/or conquering its territory. Oh yes, we invaded Iraq for the oil, right? If this is so, why is the price of gasoline over $2.00 per gallon? Oh, I forgot. It’s because of President Bush’s friends, the evil oil companies who are gouging the American public, right? I’m waiting for you to start spouting “Bush Lied, People Died!”

For those of you who are Mormon I suggest you read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants and strive to live the Gospel instead of twisting the Gospel and the Scriptures to reflect the Republican Party platform and agenda.

I don’t have to twist anything. Republican Party is against abortion, gay marriage and stem cell research. The Democratic Party is for all three. Which party supports the teachings of the Gospel more according to you?

Ever hear of Moroni, or Mormon? What would they have to say to you LDS Nephites when you say we should go up into the lands of the Lamanites and strike them there? What would they say about your desire to go up after the Gadianton Robbers?

And what about Old Testament Prophet Joshua when the Israelites moved into the Promised Land and started killing the population and taking their cities? Was he not commanded by the Lord to do so? Would we not consider this to be genocide today? I don’t remember that there were any discussions on whether they attacked the Israelites first or not.

Or better yet, maybe you think President Kimball was wrong when he described you: "We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel -- ships, planes, missiles, fortifications -- and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become antienemy instead of pro-kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan's counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior's teaching: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven"

I guess that’s why I follow a living prophet and you’ve obviously heard the warning about following dead prophets. Although President Kimball was a great prophet, he died about 20 years ago (I think) during the height of the Cold War. Today, our enemies are not Communists, but terrorists who would only too gladly kill us because we are (take your pick) 1) Christians, 2) Americans, 3) support Israel or 4) breathing their air. Do you think that we should just rollover and watch while Air Jihadi flys passenger airliners into buildings? If it was left up to you, I bet you would only too gladly convert to Islam to save your life. Get a clue. They want us dead and really don’t care how it is done.

Having studied Islam just a bit, the thing that strikes me is that the concept of free agency does not exist. You either do what they say or die. How does that make you feel that a religion that wants to destroy our free agency is attacking our country? Sound like something that you heard before in the Book of Mormon?

I would like to know where the President Kimball quote came from since I would like to see for myself when he made this quote or if you are quoting it out of context.

Of course, the Prophets in the scriptures don't know what they are talking about and their words were meant for the wicked of their generation. All the talk about the Book of Mormon being the word of God meant for us today is just hogwash isn't it? I am beginning to believe that Republicans have never read the Scriptures.

I cannot talk for all Republicans, but I do read the scriptures and also the Koran. I suggest that you not only read them, but try to understand what you read since it seems to me that you don’t.

This next comment was truncated but since I have all comments sent to my email account, I was able to post it here.

I would suggest you stop posting on this Blog and start reading the scriptures. It might help you out a lot if you were to do so.

See above.

Of course you think Mormon was a retard when he said, "And it came to pass that I, Mormon, did utterly refuse from this time forth to be a commander and a leader of this people, because of their wickedness and abomination" in response to the people when they said, "And they did swear by the heavens, and also by the throne of God, that they would go up to battle against their enemies, and would cut them off from the face of the land."

Mormon was a great commander of the Nephites armies. He left the command of the Nephite armies because the people would not repent of their abominations and thank the Lord for their deliverance. Please quote the entire scripture next time.

Of course you think that Gidgiddoni was even more dumb when that stupid Democrat said, "Now the people said unto Gidgiddoni: Pray unto the Lord, and let us go up upon the mountains and into the wilderness, that we may fall upon the robbers and destroy them in their own lands. But Gidgiddoni saith unto them: The Lord forbid; for if we should go up against them the Lord would deliver us into their hands; therefore we will prepare ourselves in the center of our lands, and we will gather all our armies together, and we will not go against them, but we will wait till they shall come against us; therefore as the Lord liveth, if we do this he will deliver them into our hands."

Gidgiddoni was yet another great Nephite general. He was also a brilliant tactician and he knew already that fighting the Gadianton robbers on their terrain was useless. He also knew that the robbers would attack on a certain day, so instead, what did he do? Since the Gadianton robbers lived off the plunder that they took from their victims, so he instituted a “scorched earth” policy and assembled the whole Nephite nation into one fortified place, destroying everything that could be of use to the robbers outside of the fortifications in the same way that armies since then (think of Sheman’s March to the Sea during the Civil War and the Soviet’s scorched earth policy in Russia during World War II) have done. As the scriptures testify, the robbers had no supplies to sustain their war of aggression and were defeated after a number of years.

Please tell me what you think of the Prophets and of the scriptures?

See above.

Well, now that that is finished, we can get back to our regularly scheduled program of making fun of liberals in America.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

A tale of two political parties and two newspapers

In the capital of the Great State of Utah, Salt Lake City, there are two major newspapers, the Salt Lake Tribune (otherwise known as Pravda of Utah) and the Deseret News. A quick look at today's editions of each paper will pretty well give you and idea of the political leanings of each paper.

The Salt Lake Tribune had two articles about our new Senate Majority Leader, Brother "Dirty Harry" Reid, one the obligatory "puff piece" about how he is "leading" members of the LDS Church into the mainstream and the other the obligatory report that Brother Reid is proof that good Mormons can also be good Democrats. Guess which political leaning the SL Tribune has?

The Deseret News also had two articles today about Mitt Romney, the first about a blog written by four Evangelicals who support Romney for president and the second about how Mitt Romney handily beats all comers for president in the Great State of Utah. Guess which political leaning the Deseret News has?

Everyone in the Great State of Utah knows that the Salt Lake Tribune is another New York Times wannabe. The Trib desperately wants to break the GOP hold on Utah and think that accentuating Brother Reid's religion to the members of the LDS Church will do that. As anyone who reads the Warren knows, I am deeply ashamed of Brother Reid and his work in the Senate. He may be (according to the SL Tribune) anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, etc., but his criticisms of President Bush and the War in Iraq/War on Terror show me that he is just like John "War Hero" Kerry, John "Cut and Run" Murtha and Nancy "The Iron Maiden" Pelosi, i.e., they loathe the US military and think it is full of high-school drop-outs and they have no clue about the danger that United States and the world faces from Islamic terrorism.

The SL Tribune also believes that Brother Reid is "proof" that good Mormons can also be "good" Democrats, that depends. If being "good" Democrats mean that you have to support abortion, gay marriage, make jokes about the intelligence of our armed forces and basically criticize the United States for all the problems in the world, you can forget being a good member of the LDS Church since these members do not follow the teachings of the church. That's why most members of the LDS Church vote for the GOP since the GOP believes as they do, i.e., is against abortion, gay marriage, does not criticize the intelligence of the military and believe that the greatest nation on this planet is the United States.

If the Utah Democratic Party wants to parade Brother Reid around the state to drum up support for their candidates, that's fine with me. I just hope I'm in town when that happens so that I can be there with to hold up a sign asking him about his "culture of corruption".

As for Mitt Romney, I truely believe that if any politician is "leading" members of the LDS Church into the mainstream, it is him. His faith and his political beliefs are one in the same and I believe that non-members of the LDS Church are more impressed with him that our new Senate Majority Leader. The more I hear and read about Mitt Romney, the more I believe that he would make a good president. Only time will tell, but if he does run for president, it will be amusing to watch Brother Reid criticize another member of the LDS Church for following church teachings and not kissing up to the baby killers and gay marriage freeks.

Ed Note: The LDS Church councils all it's members to vote, but does not tell them who to vote for. The LDS Church also does not allow church resources to be used in the promotion of political candidates. The only time that the LDS Church will tell it's members how to vote or allow church resources to be used for poltical campaigns is on ballot measures of social importance, i.e. gay marriage, abortion, gambling, pornography, etc. Other than that, the LDS Church is officially neutral.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nothing like an international bureaucracy to bury things

Here's an interesting tidbit about how international bureaucracies like the UN can help cover up wrong doing. There is an archive a Nazi documents in Germany about the holocaust and last May, the 11 countries overseeing the archive (the US among them) agreed to open up the archive (after being pressured by the US and other groups).

During World War II, the Nazis ran the holocaust like they would have any other military program. They kept very meticulous records about all concentration camp prisoners concerning where they were arrested, which concentration camps they were sent to and how they eventually died. Those records that were not destroyed by the Nazis and captured by the Allies are sitting in the archive. The archive was run by the US Army until 1955 when it was turned over to the Red Cross. The Red Cross hides behind German privacy laws and does not release much information, and when it does, it can take many years just to get a basic "yes/no" answer. With the opening of the archive, in the near future, all the details of the holocaust will be available to anyone (we hope).

Two things that we can get from this report are:

1) It was a mistake to turn the archive over to the Red Cross in the first place. The Red Cross is like the UN, an un-elected international body that does not report to anyone, ergo, they can pretty much do what they want. If the US Army had been in charge, it is certain that the US would have allowed much greater access to the archive, especially with the MSM who gleefully report any real or perceived scandal involving the US military.

2) The Red Cross is totally inept when it comes to managing vast amounts of information. The US guv-mint isn't all that good at it itself, but it is much better than the Red Cross, but the best organization at managing vast amounts of information and making it available to the general public is the LDS Church. The LDS Church has a vast archive of genelogical information and it makes what it can available to the general public across the Internet. If the LDS Church had had access to the information, this would have been a non-story as this kind of information (births, deaths, etc.) is important for genelogical research.

Because of my travels thru out the world, I was able to visit one of Nazi Germany's concentration camps. Many years ago, I visited the Dachau concentration camp just outside of Munich. Among other things, there was a museum where you see how the Nazis carried out their final solution. Two of the displays made such an impression on me that I remember them to this day. The first was a photo of the Nazis burning books and underneath, a quote from Heinrich Heine during the 1800's, "Whenever they burn books, in the end, they will also burn human beings". The second was located at the very end. It was from George Santayana which says "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (something that the Defeato-crats and the UN are only too good at doing).

Friday, November 17, 2006

Not an auspicuous start for the Pelosi Shadow Guv-mint

The Peolsi Shadow Guv-mint suffered it's first setback this week when House Defeato-crats decided that although John "A Disgrace to the Corps" Murtha was Pelosi's choice and had lots of ethics problems which should have made him a shoe-in for House Majority Leader, they picked Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland by a margin of 2-1.

This turn of events could mean a few things:

1) Just because your are the first female House Speaker in history doesn't automatically mean that the "old boys network" takes to being bossed around by a woman,

2) The rest of the House Defeato-crats saw the "writing on the wall" for next campaign and decided to avoid any nasty campaign adds featuring AdScam Murtha and them in the same sentence, or

3) John "Cut and Run" Murtha is getting some payback from the rest of the House for all the back-stabbing that he has done over the years.

Whatever the reason, this doesn't bode well for Speaker Pelosi if this is going to be a regular occurance. Maybe these two years will be just a bump in President Bush/Vice-President Cheney's relentless drive to destroy all personal liberty, throw all welfare recipients out into the streets, crush all free speech, imprison all gay/lesibian/transgender/questioning Americans in evangelical re-education camps and subjugate the entire world under Republican domination. Oooh! It just gives me goose bumps thinking about it!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse

Here's another sign of the Apocalypse from National Review's the Corner. It's a positive profile of LDS Church member, Mitt Romney, by the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club. It's a YouTube video, so if you can't watch YouTube, the gist of the story is that although he is a Mormon, he supports the same social values that watchers of The 700 Club support and the un-mentioned idea is that he could make a good president.

The next thing you will know, dogs and cats will be seen out running around together and Nancy Pelosi will admit that she has no clue about what to do in Iraq and tell the President that she supports him 100%. Don't laugh, it could happen. I never expected The 700 Club run a positive "puff piece" about any active member of the LDS Church in my lifetime. Maybe this is sign or something. Things that make you go "Hm.....".

Duh! Now they tell us!

This poll by Associated Press-Ipsos shows what President Bush and the Republicans have been saying all along: The Democrats have no plan for Iraq.

Three out of five people surveyed say that when it comes to Iraq, the Defeato-crats have no clue about what to do. Anyone with a thinking mind would have come to that conclusion by just listening to what the Defeato-crats have said since the start of the Iraq war. The only thing coming from the left side of politics has been nothing but "Bush Lied, People Died" (with the occasional reference to Abu Ghraib and Senator Kerry's musing on the intelligence of America's fighting man). As I have often said, anyone can criticise, but to offer a viable solution, that's what takes intelligence.

Too bad this poll wasn't done before the election, but that would require the MSM to be neutral and report the news in an unbiased manner. Since you can't teach an old dog new tricks, I wouldn't hold my breath for that to happen anytime in the near future.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The more things change.....

....the more they stay the same. What changed this week was the leadership of the Senate. Brother "Dirty Harry" Reid was elected leader of the Democratic Majority in the Senate, making him also the Senate Majority Leader (duh!) and the first member of the LDS Church ever to serve in that capacity. As a member of the LDS Church, I should be proud of this accomplishment, but as I pointed out here and here, I find Brother Reid to be a bad example of the teachings of the LDS Church and have no desire to be linked to him in any way.

What stayed the same was Brother "Dirty Harry" Reid's problems with conflicts of interest. From the AP, here is a report on funding for a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that Brother Reid backed which was close to his land and which would have naturally affected the value of the aforementioned land in a positive manner (the value would have gone up. Duh!). Well, seeing how many of the other Senate Majority Leaders had "ethical" problems, it's only natural that Brother Reid have the same problems. The more things change, the more things stay the same.

Going to Hell in a Handbasket

It's been one week since the Republican meltdown, or otherwise know as the 2006 Midterm Elections and here's what has happened:

1) The terrorists are celebrating in the streets with the eminent withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the Sunni arabs are fleeing the country. Although the terrorists freely admit to using the US media to generate a Vietnam War backlash against the war in Iraq, none of the Defeato-crats care to stand up and deny that, as put by Cpl. Hicks in the Aliens movie, "Marines, we are leaving".

2) Soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed her intelligence when it comes to "things like war and stuff" when she told Brit Hume that Iraq "wasn't a war to win, but a situation to solve."

3) John "Cut and Run" Murtha has thrown his tin hat into the ring to run as House Majority Leader. Since he was an un-indicted co-cospirator of the AbScam investigation, I guess he feels qualified to be in charge.

4) Republican Senators have stated that they would consider filibustering any legislation presented by the President and the sell-out Defeato-crats on amnesty for illegal aliens.

5) Sir Elton John blames organized religion for all the anti-gay discrimination in the world. I'm sorry for him that he suffers from Religion Derangement Syndrome (RDS), but why not just go to the link and check out his photo for the story and then reflect on his statement.

Wow! All that in one week. I don't know whether to be happy or depressed. I guess we'll see what the future brings.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

Today is the birthday of the US Marine Corps. Semper Fi!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Defeato-carts have always said Iraq was Vietnam......

and now with them controlling both houses of Congress, they are in a position to make it happen. Why try to win the war when it's just that much easier to "cut-and-run"? I'm sure one of the newer items of military equipment that the troops will be required to use will be our Nancy Pelosi/Howard Dean/John Kerry/John Murtha white flags, specially embroidered by transgendered war protester from San Francisco and each wrapped with a special thought to our troops by "Saint Cindy" Sheehan in the proper way to surrender. Next stop: Infidada America!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Post-Mortem, Short Version

I was wrong.

Democrats are in control.

The country is in for some rough times.

Personally, I'll be fine. I lived through the Clinton Administration, I'll survive the Pelosi Shadow Government.

Nevertheless, I'm glad I stocked up on hi-cap magazines just before the election. Prices are probably going to skyrocket now.

Memo from Captain Holly

TO: All those conservatives who stayed home or voted Democrat in order to "teach the GOP a lesson"

FROM: Captain Holly

RE: Democrat control of Congress

Well, I hope you're happy now. You sure showed those Republicans, didn't you?

Oh, by the way, get used to saying the phrase House Speaker Pelosi.

House Speaker Pelosi. House Speaker Pelosi.

Don't you like the way it rolls off the tongue?


I'd say more, but I have to go renew my membership in the NRA.

Oh well, life goes on (I hope)

With the Defeato-crats having taken control of the House of Representatives and (apparently) the Senate, it looks like we will be treated to Congressianal hearings 24/7 on everything from Iraq to Guantanamo to Mark Foley to disgraced evangelical preachers, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum. Nothing like showing that the Defeato-crats can govern by wasting the taxpayer's time.

Of course, the one person that they should hold hearings on, future Senate Majority Leader "Dirty Harry" Reid, will be noticably absent. As I posted earlier in October, he has his own "culture of corruption" problem, but since it doesn't involve IM traffic to congressional pages about the size of their "package", nobody really cares. Maybe if he was found to have done methamphetamine and had anonymous gay sex it would cause a stir, but illegal land deals? Boring!

Looking for the silver lining, hopefully President Bush and the Republicans will use this two years to get their ducks in a row and really stick it to the Defeato-crats next election. Since the President and his Vice-President are not running, the President could fly around the county, using the bully-pulpit like Klinton did, to bash Defeato-crats in less than restrained manner. Instead of saying things like "I'm not questioning their patriotism, I'm questioning their judgement", he should come out swinging with "Of course, I'm questioning their patriotism when they are advocating that the US loose a war!" No more sugar-coating, let's-all-play-nice-and-get-along talk. He should call it like he sees it and let the chips fall where they may. If not, well, I guess life will go on after we all convert to Islam and the Defeato-crats sell the country out to the terrorists.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A good start

I'm sure that all the vast multitude of readers of the Warren remember the following old joke:

Question: "What do you call sinking a boatload of (insert name of non-federally protected group of people here) in the ocean?"
Answer: "A good start."

With today's news out of Iraq, we can modify the joke to the following:

Question: "What do you call Saddam Hussein and two co-defendants swinging by a hangman's noose?"
Answer: "A good start."

I posted once before (I think it was on the other server but I'm too lazy to go searching right now) that I would be cheering the day that Saddam Hussein goes to meet his eternal reward. Although he won't swing for awhile longer, you can be rest assured that when he does, although the MSM won't show the video, it will be on YouTube in a femtosecond.