October 31, 2006

The More Things Change.....

The more they stay the same.

In the last week of one of the worst election cyles I have ever witnessed, I bring your this quote from John Adams about the arrogance of politicans:

"The longer I live and the more I see of public men, the more I wish to be a private one. Modesty is a virtue that can never thrive in public. Modest merit! Is there such a thing remaining in public life? It is now become a maxim with some, who are even men of merit, that the world esteems a man in proportion as he esteems himself.....I am often astonished at the boldness with which persons make their pretensions. A man must be his own trumpeter, he must write or dictate paragraphs of praise in the newspapers: he must dress, have a retinue and equipage: he must ostentatiously publish to the world his own writing in his own name....he must get his picture drawn, his statue made, and must hire all the artists in his turn to set about works to spread his name, make the mob stare and gape and perpetuate his fame."

Written in 1779, long before the likes of Clinton or Kerry or any of the other assorted arrogant politicans from both sides of the aisle. It clearly demonstrates that we have not really gotten very far in all these years. How I loathe those who make this public prostitution their calling.

Quote taken from John Adams by David McCullough

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AOTW John Kerry

Kerry Strikes Again!

Novak weighs in on Kerry's lack of contrition

Surber's Clarification

johnkerry.com the comment section is brutal, if your John Kerry


Is anyone really shocked at his lack of character?

Thanks Denny for the use of your illustrious award

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October 30, 2006

Support PSA

(Click the Pic)

Stay Connected Have you done your part?

My family and I use Books for Soldiers a great way to get started and put some teeth in that "Support The Troops" bumper sticker you are sporting. We are shipping our 55th care package tomorrow!

Valour-IT Navy Team

Valour-IT Marines Team

I heard from My son Saturday, the first phone call from him on over a month, he is doing great and we will fly to Chicago in two weeks for his Pass-in-Review. I can't wait to see him.

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Put A Corker In It

Bob Corker opposes the ACLU in Tennesse, that is good enough to win my endorsement...............Read about it HERE

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October 28, 2006

Saturday Stuff

IowaHawk has the goods on the Aussie Imam

We do not have to prove what ass backward knuckledraggers the leadership of the "Religion of Death" are, they are doing it for us. Keep up the good work.

80's Midget Band

Pic of the day (click)

Jihad Charlie Brown........Too Funny

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October 27, 2006

Today's No Brainer


No Shit Sherlock

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October 26, 2006

AZ Prop 204

Here in God's playground we have Prop 204 the so called "HumaneTreatment of Farm Animals Act"............uh I thought the best way to treat farm animals was with marinade or a little BBQ sauce.


Like any Prop, follow the money.

AGAINST Prop 204

FOR Prop 204

Sponsoring Organizations - Organizations listed in alphabetical order

Animal Defense League of Arizona
Animal Welfare Advocacy, Inc.
Arizona Humane Society
Farm Sanctuary
The Humane Society of the United States
Animal Welfare Groups/Humane Societies

Angel Haven Animal Rescue
Animal Acres
Animal Defenders of Yuma
Animal Defense League of Arizona
Animal Kinship Committee
Animal Naturalis Arizona
The Animals Voice
Animal Welfare Advocacy, Inc.
Any Rat Rescue
Arizona Animal Wellness Center
Arizona Cats Assistance Team (AzCATs)
Arizona Humane Society
Arizona SPCA
Cactus Cats Rescue
The Center for Animal Rescue and Adoption - Tucson
Defenders of Wildlife
Episcopalian Network for Animal Welfare
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary
Gila Humane Society
Healing Hearts Animal Sanctuary
Help Animals Lives Today
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of Yuma
Humane USA
Jane Goodall Institute
Kim's Pet Sitting Services
Noah's Ark Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Center for Animals - Flagstaff
Tucson Wildlife Center
United Animal Friends
United Animal Nations
Western Arizona Humane Society
World Society for the Protection of Animals - USA
Yavapai Humane Society

Plus the RED STAR and the AZ Republic also the Sierra Club. I generally vote against anything the Sierra Club endorses. This is about the stoopidist thing to come down the pike in along time. Welcome to Arizona 2006, full of eco-wienies, tree huggers, vegans and vagatarians (lesbians) and all the others that moved here from the states they already ruined.

If it sounds too stupid to be true, cost more money, or is going to make buying things that taste good and will shorten my life more difficult to obtain........Vote NO!

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October 25, 2006

No News

.......is bad news, first time in five weeks I did not get a letter from my son on Wednesday. Wednesday was my favorite day of the week, today nothing, I hope it is just a glitch in the snail mail system. Bummer

Update: I received a GREAT letter from him today! All is well.
I did not think not getting mail would be such a big deal.........Think of all those serving overseas that get little or no mail. Do your part!

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Music from Down Under

Reason #613 why I love the Aussies

Beccy Cole, an Australian who sings country music wrote it and sings it.

“Poster Girl” was written when Beccy returned from entertaining the troops in the Middle East over the Christmas and New Year period and found a letter from a fan who didn’t agree with Australia’s participation in the war. Beccy has previously commented. “I have a huge amount of respect for our forces and I’m very proud of the great job they are doing over there. Our job was to provide an entertaining break from their gruelling routine and from all reports, we succeeded. I’m happy to report that morale is high amongst the Aussies and if their hard work and commitment is anything to go by, peace in the Middle East is achievable”

Text from HERE

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October 24, 2006

Who Said This?

Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or the united power of the multitude, for the peace,order,safety,good and the happiness of the people...There is no king or queen bee distinguished from all the others, by size or figure or beauty and variety of colors, in the human hive. no man has yet produced any revelation from heaven in his favor, any divine communication to govern his fellow men. Nature throws us all into the world equal and alike.......

The preservation of liberty depends upon the intellectual and moral character of the people. as long as knowledge and virtue are diffused generally among the body of a nation, it is impossible they should be enslaved......

Ambition is one of the more ungovernable passions of the human heart. The love of power is insatiable and uncontrollable........

There is danger from all men. the only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

In the spirit of my friend Gindy who used to offer quotes to discuss, the answer is in the comment section.

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October 23, 2006

Buy America Build America

While some of you may chuckle at the recent woes of American automakers like This news about Ford, remember they built the Arsenal of Democracy that saved the world. I own two Ford trucks and one Chevy truck, I try to practice what I preach. I do not like nor have I ever belonged to a labor union. I believe that they are the main reason American companies and industries are in such terrible shape. But I still prescribe to Buy America, Build America. It may not be the only ass you save if you do............

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October 22, 2006

Sunday Stuff

Black Sabbath Vince's War Pigs video..........Check it out!

Early gift ideas for Christmas? How about the Mark Foley Action Figure on Ebay

El Toro Caca

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What Is Wrong With You People

It used to be if you Googled "Nancy Pelosi Naked" you would get my POST. Now there is some article about her naked ambition or some such nonsense.

What is the world coming to?

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October 20, 2006

Back in Black

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Plain Speaking............I agree with the whole enchilada

Lifted from HERE via HERE

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October 18, 2006

Five Weeks

It has been five weeks since my son left for boot camp, I received a great letter from him today. He is well as things are getting a little easier and he was promoted to E-2 on Tuesday. He had met all of the qualifications during DEP and passed his PQS test in his first week. He is a section leader with twelve recruits under him and they are doing very well. Home sick but happy, I am looking forward to his graduation in three weeks. Cold and windy Chicago is quite the change from warm and sunny Arizona.

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October 17, 2006

It Ain't Rocket Science

2006 Smartest State Award

1 Vermont 18.57 1 0
2 Massachusetts 16.09 3 1
3 Connecticut 14.46 2 -1
4 New Jersey 14.35 4 0
5 Maine 10.79 5 0
6 Virginia 10.07 7 1
7 Montana 9.55 9 2
8 Wisconsin 9.04 8 0
9 Iowa 8.82 14 5
10 Pennsylvania 8.69 11 1
11 Nebraska 6.40 12 1
12 New Hampshire 5.90 15 3
13 Minnesota 5.33 6 -7
14 Rhode Island 4.31 16 2
15 Kansas 4.27 13 -2
16 New York 3.66 10 -6
17 South Dakota 3.25 18 1
18 Maryland 2.27 19 1
19 Wyoming 1.35 17 -2
20 Idaho 1.29 28 8
21 North Dakota 0.95 20 -1
22 Missouri 0.94 21 -1
23 North Carolina 0.84 22 -1
24 Indiana 0.06 26 2
25 Texas -0.11 24 -1
26 South Carolina -1.19 29 3
27 Colorado -1.32 23 -4
28 Delaware -2.47 25 -3
29 Florida -2.90 36 7
30 Tennessee -3.01 41 11
31 Kentucky -3.24 35 4
32 Arkansas -3.44 37 5
33 Washington -3.85 30 -3
34 Ohio -4.00 31 -3
35 Illinois -4.32 32 -3
36 Oklahoma -5.81 39 3
37 West Virginia -5.82 34 -3
38 Utah -6.30 33 -5
39 Michigan -6.43 27 -12
40 Oregon -6.87 38 -2
41 Georgia -6.92 40 -1
42 Hawaii -9.31 42 0
43 New Mexico -10.60 48 5
44 Louisiana -10.95 45 1
45 Alabama -11.00 43 -2
46 Alaska -11.91 44 -2
47 California -13.10 46 -1
48 Mississippi -14.78 49 1
49 Nevada -15.81 47 -2
50 Arizona -17.61 50 0

I just don't get it..............Besides where are the rest of the states anyway?

How and Why

HT: Fark

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October 16, 2006

Rough Justice

2179787982.jpgThis piece of shit

big-rahman.jpgshould be tied to this piece of shit

and dropped 110 stories from a helicopter right on ground zero

THAT is the message we should be sending...............

The Skinny on Mizz Offal Lump.

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October 15, 2006

Hell In A Handbasket


The fence is just Bullshit Politics from GWB

Three more propositions that voters will pass that will be ignored.

Because THEY don't like it, I like it.

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Cowboy Blob's truck...........Chick Truck

American Dinosaur's truck...........Man truck

UPDATE!!!! HERE is a picture of Cowboy Blob's significant other standing in front of MY truck!

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October 13, 2006

For The Ladies



A great gift idea for a great cause.........

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October 12, 2006

Gibson Speaks

The Real Mel Gibson


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October 09, 2006

North Korean Solution

Wanna fix it once and for all? Six years of negotiations and twelve years of pandering to a tin horn dictator have gotten us nowhere. Clinton and Albright gave him the tools, now it is time to get them back. Tell the Chi-Coms they have until 11-01-06 to get their boy under control or we will reduce Chinese imports into the United States by 25%. The North Koreans must be nuke free by January first or we will reduce the imports by another 25%. It is the ONLY leverage we have. The UN is useless and we have no viable military solution.

This is all about the Chinese anyway.................


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October 03, 2006

Waiting for News


10 days since I talked to my son........Wonder how boot camp is going?

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October 01, 2006

The Clash


It is all your need to know.


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