Friday, December 29, 2006

Can We Put Our Son In Your Day Care?

My wife is always worrying about what the neighbors think of our large family (six children of our own, plus two foster children). She imagines that we must be the talk of the neighborhood. Then one day this week she got conclusive proof. A woman came to our house and asked, "Can I put my son in your day care?' That did it. Colleen explained that we do not have a day care business; this is our family! The woman could hardly believe it. The usual reply soon was uttered: "I have my hands full with the one (or two) that I have!"

Now Colleen really wants to move somewhere where we won't be the talk of the neighborhood, where our older kids will have more room to roam. I am not sure where that would be. I will admit, though, that every time we get a foster child and become bonded with that child, my thoughts turn to adoption. We have adopted the girl in this picture, and we have two more who deserve permanent homes. At some point that will mean a bigger house. But how do you sell a house that has been lived in by eight children? Any creative realtors out there?

Maybe I can get a deal like this one!

"I'll Never Quit!"

After getting four foot drifts from the Christmas blizzard, we got at least two more feet of fresh powder last night. My five-year-old son insisted on helping me with the shoveling. After we had put in a good hour, he said his hands were getting cold. I said, "Go inside and get warm." He replied with gusto, "I'll never quit!" Then he followed with, "Do you know where I got that attitude?" I said, "No, where?" Immediately I thought to myself, I hope he says from me, but I was afraid he wouldn't. Then he announced with enthusiasm in his voice, "From you!" My heart jumped up into my throat, but I managed to say,"That makes me happy, son."

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Color of Your Skin Versus The Content of Your Character

When the guy who played Kramer on Seinfeld uttered the "n" word while cursing at some people in his audience, it was a huge item in the MSM. Representative Maxine Waters screamed that everyone should stop uttering that word. She is right, but where is it most often uttered? By young and not-so-young blacks!

That is not to say that racism is not alive in America. Last night my wife and I treated ourselves to a night at the movies. We saw Dream Girls. The movie does a good job showing hurdles black singers had to overcome in America. The performances are fabulous. Nevertheless, the trio of twenty-something white females who sat behind us were mocking the movie all night. I turned around and stared at them several times, but I probably should have shouted out loud. Their racism sickened me! Their ignorance and classlessness were manifested every time they opened their punk mouths.

Playing To Win

David Ignatius of the Washington Post points out that the Baker-Hamilton report gave President Bush "a chance to take some chips off the table, but Bush doesn't seem interested. He is still playing to win." What is wrong with that?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Criminalizaton of Allergy Sufferers

Outside The Beltway links to this article on a new danger to allergy sufferers. I am one who suffers and who finds relief with one Claritin D tablet each day. When the new law was passed requiring people to give i.d., and address, and have that information written down by the pharmacists, I found it to be an invasion of privacy, not to mention the hassle of waiting in long lines at pharmacies, even though I do hope it has some effect in closing down meth labs.

In the last local election the Republican running for the state legislature attacked the Democrat for not supporting similar legislation on the state level. I think if I were a legislator I would be inclined to vote against such legislation, unless someone could show me conclusive proof that the law is really cutting into the meth trade. Anyway, this article is scary to me. The allergist wanted me to come in daily for expensive shots, but the Claritin D gives me the relief I need. Is anyone else freaked out by this law?

President Ford: Would He Have Handled The Iranians Better Than Jimmy Carter?

Atlas Shrugs thinks a President Ford would have handled the Iranian hostage crisis better than Jimmy Carter. In fact, she believes we would have stormed the embassy within 48 hours. I am not so sure. Remember how President Reagan handled the crisis in Lebanon when Hezbollah slaughtered over 200 U.S. Marines? I am no fan of Jimmy Carter, but George W. Bush is the first president in many years to take the fight to the radical Islamists. Let's hope he stays until the job is finished. photo source:

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Have We Learned From History?

Hollywood producer Robert Zucker has produced a video comparing James Baker and the Iraq study group to the "negotiations" between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Nazi Dictator Adolph Hitler. Does it make you think?

Monday, December 25, 2006

A New Verb At Christmastime 2006: To Jimmy Carter/John Kerry

A new post by Victor Davis Hansen is as good as anything he has ever written. If the American government would heed his advice, our nation would indeed have a rosy future. The new verb is used in this context: The United States can either address and articulate its mission effectively or "John Kerry/Jimmy Carter our way out of it through concessions and beseeching." I strongly recommend this piece to every American who loves his country and wants it to avoid the path to appeasement.
Reagen/jellybeans photo courtesy of

Friday, December 22, 2006

We Better Win This War!

Specialist Gardner, Florida Army National Guard the 53rd Infantry, had always wanted to ride a camel. While on patrol of the city of Farah, Afghanistan Gardner and his buddies came across a herd of camels. During their lunch break Gardner decide to seize the moment and fulfill his dreams.

It looks like our troops may not adapt well to camel-riding, so we better win this war now! hat tip Strategy Page

May His Landing Be Soft!

Santa Claus prepares for a perfect landing after a successful parachute jump at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Old Saint Nick visited the Academy Dec. 9 to learn proper egress and parachute techniques in case of a sleigh malfunction on Christmas Eve. Santa's fans can track his journey around the world on Dec. 24 at North American Aerospace Defense Command's special Web site site also features the history of NORAD Tracks Santa program, has interactive games and more. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. John Ross)hat tip Strategy Page

Thursday, December 21, 2006

When You Are Under Oath...

Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson did not want to testify under oath today. Remember when he was the toast of the town, being featured on all the MSM programs, showing no shyness whatsoever?

The Blizzard of 2006!

Here are some photos taken today before the sun came out. There ought to be some great photo possibilities in the next few days, including a white Christmas! Although the blizzard was not much fun for many of us adults, for the kids it was pure delight!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

There's More to the Sandy Burglar Story

Former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger is back in the news. It seems that in addition to stealing classified documents by stuffing materials from the National Archives in his pants, he also hid more documents under a construction trailer. Berger is currently banned for three years from seeing any classified documents. The latest revelation comes here from an AP story summarizing a report of the Inspector General of the National Archives. His three-year suspension will expire just in time for him to return to the service of his country in a Hillary Clinton administration.

We Could All Use A Little Boost Right About Now!

This is the way many of us in Colorado are feeling today. We need someone or something to give us a little help. We are in the midst of a major snow storm, expecting twenty or more inches. hat tip Lucianne

Monday, December 18, 2006

Racism and Further Wussification of the American Male

The NBA recruits from the ghettos of America. That means fatherless boys. That means fierce loyalty to "brothers" who are growing up in similar conditions.

Carmelo Anthony is very close to J.R. Smith, who had just been slammed to the floor of the Madison Square Garden by a player who was acting on orders from his coach, Isaiah Thomas, former Detroit Piston "Bad Boy". Thomas was pissed that the Nuggets were still playing their best players when they had a twenty point lead near the end of the game, and warned Carmelo not to "drive to the hole." Carmelo punched the Knick player in the face. Commissioner David Stern has suspended Carmelo for the next fifteen games.

Coach George Karl of the Nuggets pointed out that the Nuggets have blown leads in the fourth quarter many times this year,and that they are finally learning how to win games on the road. He also called Thomas a jerk, an asshole, and a person who is full of shit, who needs to be held accountable. I agree with Coach Karl, and have increased my admiration for him immensely.

Nuggets Center Marcus Camby asked, "How is it that there is a brawl every night in the NHL, and fans keep coming?" David Stern is worried that he needs to clean up basketball or fans will not come. Baloney! Is it accidental that the NHL is almost all white, and the NBA is almost all black? It is okay for whites to have brawls, but not blacks? When whites are having brawls nightly, they are being manly, and attendance does not suffer. When blacks are having brawls once a year, they are being unacceptably violent! And Commissioner Stern is wrong to worry about attendance. Becasuse a star player stood up for a brother who had been slammed to the floor, more people than usual are watching basketball in December.

It is as integral to Carmelo Anthony to be fiercely loyal to a brother as it is for David Stern to put on a necktie. I'll take loyalty to friends over putting on neckties any day. Maybe Stern needs to limit future recruiting to all girls schools in white suburbs.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Diddling with The Data

Thomas P.M. Barnett has been "diddling with the data" on the shifting global oil markets. It is a fascinating piece. I highly recommend it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Audacity, Yes, But Where Is The Hope?

Barack Obama is really turning on the Democrats and the media. Unfortunately, he has a record - a voting record. Here are just a few of his recent votes: Opposed any bans on partial birth abortions, voted against extending the Patriot Act's wiretap provisions, voted against drilling in ANWR. Larry Kudlow has more documentation of Obama's record here.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Will We Have To Be Attacked Again In Order For Us To Be Unified?

Rush Limbaugh thinks it will take at least two more attacks. Doug Giles thinks we will have to be attacked again. His article today in Town Hall is worth reading. He notes that it has now become "worse to judge evil than to do evil."

The Red Room

Yesterday our adopted child (now three-years-old) and one of our foster children (will be two in January) had what they thought would be a great idea. They climbed up the bookshelf to the fourth level, got down the bright red tempura paint, and squirted it all over our new beige carpet. I was in the next room homeschooling our five and six-year-old sons. I thought it was too quiet in there, so I investigated. I was appalled that our three-year-old would have such poor judgment. They were both sent to early naps with stern lectures. This morning my three-year-old led me into the "red room", pointed at the carpet, and said "I'm never going to paint this carpet again." Of course, that does not rule out the carpets in other rooms.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Right or Wrong? No, Ultimately It Is Right Versus Left

Mike Rosen has an excellent piece today in the Rocky Mountain News. He explains the differences between left and right, liberal (or "progressive") and conservative.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

What Planet Are They On?

So the Iraq Study Group wants us to involve Iran and Syria in talks to solve the violence in Iraq? Iran, which has been financing the terrorists, and Syria, which has been training the terrorists? This plan is beyond stupid! It is an insult to anyone who has ever been a parent. As a parent, you take action to stop the bad behavior, you set the ground rules regarding what minimum good behavior is expected, you enforce consequences, then you can have dialogue. You do not ask the one who is causing the instability to provide the solution. Iran and Syria have a vested interest in promoting instability, not stability!

The problem is not Israel. Remember the riots in France? Remember the Danish cartoons? Remember Somalia? The problem is the hateful Islamists who want to kill anyone who does not submit to their religion of hate! They must be stopped. We must eliminate their threat.

The people who wrote this report are fools! They have no respect for the United States military. Furthermore, I understand that James Baker's law firm represents Saudia Arabia, the country that finances the hate-spewing schools that brainwash children to grow up hating anyone who does not submit to the sword of the prophet Muhammed. Isn't that a conflict of interest?

The United States military is fighting a war. The rest of us are not "at war". "A way forward"? How about a way to win? Now comes this: only one member of the Iraq Study Group has ever ventured outside the "Green Zone" and actually talked to the troops who are fighting this war (a one day trip)!

Victor Davis Hansen compares Pearl Harbor and its aftermath to 9-11 and its aftermath. "In those days, peace and reconstruction followed rather than preceded victory. In tough-minded fashion, we offered ample aid to, and imposed democracy on, war-torn nations only after the enemy was utterly defeated and humiliated. Today, to avoid such carnage, we try to help and reform countries before our enemies have been vanquished - putting the cart of aid before the horse of victory." Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Work The Bugs Out!

I am sure the Iraq Surrender Group, er, uh, I mean the Iraq Study Group, has many good recommendations for the President and the Democrat Congress. They just need to work the bugs out, as in this video with Richard Simmons on the David Letterman show. h/t Fausta

Victory? No Mention of It!

The Iraq Study Group released its report today. No mention of victory. Kind of like when we left Lebanon after Hezbollah slaughtered over 200 Marines, when James Baker was President Reagan's Chief of Staff.

Over at The Corner the inimitable Mark Steyn says shame on you, Baker Group, you have "adopted the pathologies of the enemy". Read the whole thing.

There Is Only So Much (Nurturing) A Guy Can Take!

Six-year-old Jon to his three-year-old sister Sara, upon seeing her once again playing with her baby dolls: "Sara, babies don't rule this world; they only rule 42 percent of it!"

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Gates Emboldens The Enemies Of The U.S.

There is rejoicing tonight amongst our terrorist enemies around the world. The new Secretary of Defense has emboldened them with his testimony today before the U.S. Senate. Hugh Hewitt has a summary, followed by an essay on why we will miss Donald Rumsfeld.

Another Child Murdered; Another Case Where Drugs Are Part of the Lifestyle

I have unsuccessfully tried to convince Instapundit and others that drugs or alcohol are involved in about ninety per cent of child abuse cases, and that those who argue that drug abuse is a victimless crime are trying to fit the facts into their ideology, rather than actually knowing the facts. The facts are that drug abusers leave a long trail of victims, especially if they have families. I am for harsh penalties and treatment. Give the families a chance to live without the person who is dragging them down, and make sure he or she follows a rigorous treatment plan before reuniting him with the family.

CNN has a story today about the death of the five-year-old boy in the CNN photo above.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Higher Power?

The brilliant satirist Scott Ott, otherwise known as Scrappleface, today takes aim at the Iran Study Group report which is due out this week (even though leakers have aleady been giving us bits and pieces for several days. Here is the full Scrappleface piece from today:

December 4, 2006
LEAK: Iraq Study Group Offers Bush 12-Step Plan
by Scott Ott

(2006-12-04) — The Iraq Study Group report, available at major bookstores and the White House on Wednesday, will recommend a 12-step plan to get Iraqis to rise up and take control of their country, according to the panel’s regularly-scheduled daily leak.

The new plan would accomplish the main objective of the U.S. military presence in Iraq — a graceful exit.

An unauthorized draft copy of the classified report, released to al Qaeda through the The New York Times today, draws on the popular 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a strategic template.

“It really redefines military intervention in terms our society will find more tolerant and sensitive,” said an unnamed source. “We start by admitting that America is powerless over Islamic terrorists and that the Iraq war has become unmanageable.”

The Iraq Study Group has come to believe that “a power greater than the U.S. could restore sanity to the situation,” according the draft of the report. “We call upon President Bush to make a conscious decision to turn our foreign policy over to the care of a higher power, in this case Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”

Photo image courtesy of Okie on the Lam.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

An ACLU Nativity Scene!

The Young Conservatives of Texas have got it right. They plan to put on display an ACLU Nativity Scene next week in Austin. There will be no Jesus. Gary and Joseph will be there, along with the three wise men, Lenin, Marx, and Stalin. There will also be a terrorist shepherd, and an angel in the form of Nancy Pelosi. h/t Stop The ACLU

U.N. "Peacekeepers" Guilty of "Widespread Sexual Abuse of Children"

The United Nations is having a conference Monday regarding the problem of U.N. peacekeeping troops sexually abusing children in countries where the troops are supposed to be protecting the vulnerable. According to the BBC the assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations acknowledges that "sexual abuse is widespread." The UN's own figures show 316 peacekeeping personnel in all missions have been investigated, resulting in the summary dismissal of 18 civilians, repatriation of 17 members of Formed Police Units and 144 repatriations or rotations home on disciplinary grounds. The photo above is of a Liberian teenager and her baby, which she alleges resulted from abuse by a U.N. Peacekeeper. h/t Blue Crab Boulevard

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More On the Old Media's Use of Stringers Tied To The Insurgency

Want another example of lies being spread throughout the world by the old media? Here is one from the L.A. Times. h/t One Oar In The Water

The Old Media Continues To Run With Rumors, If It Fits Their Biases

Remember Dan Rather? The blogosphere is buzzing with news of another gaffe by the so-called main stream media. Picking up and running with a story because it fits their bias is nothing new to the dinosaur media. This time it is their bias against the military of the United States. Scroll down the blogroll on the right side of this page to Flopping Aces and Michelle Malkin. Those are two good places to start to learn about the media's latest run with unverified rumors.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A New Way To Kill Babies: Microwave Them!

CNN reports that the woman in the accompanying photo has been arrested and charged with killing her baby by microwaving the baby to death. Investigators in Dayton, Ohio had a hard time proving the case, because "there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on human beings." Apparently there was one other woman charged in 2000 with microwaving her baby.


Foster care should be renamed "limbo." It would be more accurate, because it describes what is happening for the child, the birth parents, and the foster parents.

At present we have two foster children. One is a 13-month-old girl. She first came to us in February, when her mother broke a bone in the baby's leg. We only had her a few days in February, because the caseworker found a relative who said she could care for the baby. That lasted until June, when the relative could no longer care for her. She came back to us in June. She is very bonded to me and to my wife. We have loved and cared for her as though she were our own child.

New caseworker, new plan. New caseworker told the biological mother to move in with her grandmother who raised her. Mom and her new baby boy have now moved in with grandmother. But we have heard nothing from the caseworker, and there is one minor detail: the mother's criminal case has still not reached any conclusions about what the mother's consequences should be for breaking the bone in her daughter's leg! So the baby, the mother, the grandmother, and the foster parents remain in limbo.

A father? Yes, there was a man involved with the mother for at least ten minutes, but no one seems to be asking anything about him or any of his relatives.

Our other foster child is a rambunctuous (the politically correct word is ADHD) 23-month-old boy. He requires constant monitoring. His mother is incarcerated. She is a drug-abusing prostitute who has abandoned the boy on many occasions. As a result, he is used to doing whatever he pleases. We have placed limits on him, and he likes it here. He absolutely loves going out to the ranch where we keep two horses and two goats, and there are several other kinds of animals for him to romp with.

The people who were providing day care for him when his mother last abandoned him have stepped forward and told the caseworker that they would like to have him long term, maybe even adopt him. One problem: the man of the house has a felony on his record, a traffic felony. The powers that be are going to meet soon to determine if they can waive their normal rules (no person with a felony can qualify as a foster parent). The mother expects to be released from her present incarceration in the Spring. Although she has already lost parental rights to three other children, she will still be given a chance to be reunited with her son. Meanwhile, you guessed it: the son, mother, day care operators, and the foster parents are all in limbo.

A father? Yes, there is a man who was involved with the mother for at least ten minutes, but no one seems to be asking anything about his ability to care for his son or if he has relatives who could.

Is The "N" Word Really The Biggest Problem?

Adulterer and race mafia leader Jesse Jackson joined with Congresswoman Maxine Waters to ask people of all races to stop using the "n" word. Where do young people of all races hear that word? From the gangsta rap "music." And what else do they hear in that "music?" They hear degrading, objectifying words about females, and demoralizing words about their future as young Americans. Stopping the use of the "n" word is a start, but there are other issues that people like Juan Williams and Bill Cosby have been talking about that deserve the attention of all Americans, too.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Child Porn Creep

Stop The ACLU brings to our attention a minor slap on the wrist for a man who produces child porn! The porn creep is a Democrat activist, and the judge is also a Democrat! "An Ol Broad's Ramblings points out that the creep was on the board of directors of the local league of women voters!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Deployment Equals Abandonment?

Blonde Sagacity cites several examples of servicemen and women losing custody or parenting time with their children because of their time away in military service! Progress is being made in some states, notably California and Michigan, but more apparently needs to be done in terms of federal legislation that would be binding on family courts nationwide.

We Got Their Big Weapons, But Left Them with 7 to 8 Million Small Arms!

TigerHawk also links to an article by The Washington Post's Larry Kahaner. Kahaner points out that in the Gulf War we largely destroyed Sadaam's tanks, scud missles, and air force, but we left seven to eight million small arms, mainly AK 47s. In the chaos that followed our swift opening victory, Saddam's vast armories of AKs were looted by Iraqis, and those weapons have proven to be effective in fighting against the forces of freedom.

Where Will They Be On Election Day?

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Caracas, Venezuela Saturday in support of Manuel Rosales. Rosales is running against Hugo Chavez for the Presidency. Big rallies like this are done purposely, to show that there are hundreds of thousands who do not support Chavez. Why? Because the election will be on December 3, when suddenly most of these same people will "forget" to vote and Chavez will mysteriously and miraculously be re-elected in a landslide. Venezuela is the fourth largest exporter of oil to the United States.

Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader Manuel Rosales march through the capital during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday. (Yahoo)

Iraq "Insurgents" Now Able To Sustain Their Operations, Thanks In Part To European Blood Money

The New York Times has once again published a secret U.S. document. This one is an interagency report alleging that the "insurgents" in Iraq are now able to sustain themselves financially. Oil smuggling, being paid ransoms for kidnap victims, and other criminal activities are the sources for the funding. Italy and France each have paid millions in ransom to save the lives of captured journalists, and, as TigerHawk points out, "to underwrite the purchase of weapons and explosives that will be used to kill and injure American soldiers, not to mention innocent Iraqi civilians."

The photo above is by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. It shows Iraqi men suspected of engaging in "insurgent" activity waiting to be processed at a jail on a joint U.S.-Iraqi base near Baghdad recently.

America Has Now Been Fighting In Iraq Longer Than We Fought In World War Two!

Fighting in Afghanistan has gone on for five years, one month. Iraq has been three years and just a little over eight months. An Associated Press writer, Tom Raun, points out that only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months), and the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.

Raun goes on to talk about casualties. His story alleges that when the number of U.S. casualties hit two thousand in Iraq, American support for the war began to dwindle. In the casualty count, the Civil War was the most lethal, with military deaths of the North and South combined totaling at least 620,000. By comparison, the total for World War II was roughly 406,000; Vietnam, 58,000; Korea, 37,000; World War I, 116,000.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Hey Syria, Can You Sense We're Getting Closer?

Click on my blogroll for more great military photos at Strategy Page. September 11, 2006 Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division gather intelligence along the Syria/Iraq border. Photo by Staff Sgt. Russell L. Klika

Thanksgiving in Iraq

One of many great military photos that can be found at Strategy Page. Soldiers in a Stryker vehicle stop for a muster of turkeys crossing the road in the outskirts of Mosul Nov. 3. The Soldiers are with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Det.)

Hello, Iranian Mullahs, Are You There?

Another great military photo courtesy of Strategy Page. Arabian Sea (Nov. 20, 2006) - The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2) sail in formation during a photographic exercise (PHOTOEX). Saipan is currently on deployment in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick W. Mullen III

What Osama Will Wake Up To One Day Soon

Another great military photo from Strategy Page. On October 30, 2006 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team jump over Grafenwoehr, Germany. Photo by Arthur McQueen


Hello, Osama?

Here is another military photo from Strategy Page that I liked. It is a Blackhawk flying toward the Afghanistan caves. October 31, 2006 A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carries Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division on a mission in Afghanistan. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Dexter D. Clouden

Go to Strategy Page (click on it on my blogroll) to see this and many other great military photos. An F-16 Fighting Falcon performs combat air patrol over the glaciers of central Turkey during Exercise Anatolian Eagle. About a dozen F-16s and more than 200 Airmen traveled from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to participate in the NATO exercise at Konya Air Base, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ron Przysucha)


More Biased Reporting From the Dinosaur Media

More flagrant bias on the part of the media. Did you read the story recently about how the U.S. Army is allegedly endangering our troops by using a new drug to stop uncontrollable bleeding? Strategy Page has the facts: the drug has been used many times without incident, saving the lives of a thousand troops.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

It is Thanksgiving: Let's Celebrate and Protect America!

Taking advice from Michelle Malkin and Alexandra Von Maltzan, today I read two columns by Washington Times columnist Diana West suggesting ways America should change course to better defend itself against Muslim killers who wish to destroy America. West's point is that the constitutions of both Afghanistan and Iraq have enshrined Islamic law, known as "sharia." Sharia does not permit equality among the sexes or among religions, and it outlaws words and deeds that oppose this power structure. West adds,From this same Islamic legal tradition comes the mandate for jihad (holy war, usually against non-Muslims) and dhimmitude, the official state of inferiority of non-Muslims under Islam." Obviously, none of this is anything we want to come to American shores, "whether by means of violent jihad terrorism as practiced by the likes of Al Qaeda or Hezbollah, or through peaceful patterns of migration, such as those that have already Islamized large parts of Europe."

Therefore, West urges President Bush to change course. Instead of trying to promote democracy in countries that will democratically impose sharia, she urges the President to change from the offense to the defense. Instead of promoting democracy, she believes we should be making sure our borders are defended to protect the liberty and equality we already enjoy here in America. If you do not believe in the liberty and equality that we enjoy, then do not come to our country!

West points out that in what sociologists call post-Christian Europe, unregulated immigration of people from sharia states has already transformed Europe into an increasingly Islamic sphere. So, step number one in this change of course should be for the President to ask Congress to bar any further immigration from anyone currently living in a sharia state. In her second column West amplifies: "This may appear to go against our cherished tradition of religious tolerance, not to mention good manners. But if the laws promulgated by Islam directly threaten freedom of conscience, freedom of expression and religion, women's rights, and key concepts of equality — and they do — it is a sign of intellectual rigor mortis not to say so. And I do say so, but, again, not to launch a transformative military or cultural offensive against Islam, but to initiate the mobilization of a defensive movement to prevent the Islamization of American law and liberty."

But, what about the people in the sharia countries who go out of their way to aid American troops? There must be some way for them to reach the freedom of American shores.

It was not a mistake to chase Osama Bin Laden into his cave or Saddam Hussein into his rat hole. We will probably need to do the same thing to the Mullahs in Iran, the punk dictator who starves and imprisons his own people in North Korea, and the Saudia Arabian fiananciers and exporters of hatred. But it is time now for us to celebrate and protect the freedom and equality our own nation has achieved.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pals Having Second Thoughts About New Barber School

President Bush and Russia's Putin are having second thoughts about starting a new barber school, since their first customer already has better hair than either of the world leaders. They are proud of their new uniforms, though.

Rape, Mutilation, and Enslavement of Poor Women and Girls Still Common Practices Throughout The World

The rape and enslavement of women and mutilation of girls continues throughout the world. It is common for Muslims to enslave poor women from countries such as the Phillipines and Indonesia.

In Colorado a member of a "prominent" Saudi Arabian family was convicted of raping an Indonesian nanny whom he held captive in his home in Aurora, Colorado. Saudia Arabian media has made it into a major news story. It seems that the Saudis find it inconceivable that the Indonesian maid was actually considered a competent witness in American courts.

At the request of the U.S. Ambassador, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Riyadh to explain to the King, Crown Prince, other Saudi officials, and the man's family, that the trial in the U.S. was fair to the man throughout his arrest, conviction and appeal. Suthers learned that in Saudi Arabia to prove a rape case, you need four eye witnesses!

Last week a man was convicted in Atlanta of cutting off his daughter's clitoris with a scissors. That man’s conviction also produced outrage and lots of news coverage in the man's country of birth, Ethiopia, where the mutilation practice is common.

Nancy Reyes, a physician who lives in the Phillipines, regularly blogs about similar outrageous incidents. She is very knowledgable and experienced, and I recommend that readers of this blog should make reading her blog a priority. You can click on my blogroll to find her at Boinkie's Blog.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dangerous Criminals Again On The Loose After Another Boulder County Child Is Killed

Boulder County Colorado District Attorney Mary Lacy is back in the news again, after her John Mark Karr debacle in the Jon Benet Ramsey case. It seems that eight months ago on February 24 a Boulder County couple brought their nine-week-old baby, Jason Midyette, in to a Boulder Hospital. The baby had twenty-seven broken bones, including both arms, both legs, a collar bone, nine ribs, and a fatal head injury. Brittle bone disease was ruled out. World famous pathologist Dr. Michael Baden has analyzed the autopsy findings, and he calls it a torture killing.

When the doctors asked the parents for an explanation, they refused, saying that their lawyers would soon be appearing. The doctors called the police, who immediately executed a search warrant at the couple's home in Louisville, Colorado, finding drug paraphernalia (eight pipes). The baby died. The parents have never been arrested or charged by the police or D.A. Lacy. The local dinosaur Denver newspapers have not touched the story. I heard about it for the first time from investigative newsmen, attorneys Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW radio today. The father's name is Alex Midyette. He is the son of a very wealthy Boulder County architect and landowner. The baby's mother is Molly Midyette. The current whereabouts of the parents is a secret not known to the public. Apparently O'Reilly recently talked about the case on Fox Television News. That is exactly what needs to happen: the spotlight of the world must shine again on Boulder.

What do you think would have happened if the parents did not have the money to hire top-notch lawyers? I think the parents would have been immediately arrested. Most of the caseload of urban child protection agencies is from people living in apartment complexes, trailer parks, or other lower income areas. Child abuse, of course, is not limited to families with lower incomes. Those are just the ones who are most apt to be reported to the urban departments, and it is easier for the cops and departments of Human Services to act against these parents, who are not able to "lawyer up."

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Will American Feminists Complain About This Verdict?

A woman is in a car with a man in Saudi Arabia. She is married, but not to the man in the car. Five men kidnap the woman and gang-rape her. A court in Saudia Arabia has sentenced the woman to 90 lashes, because she was in a car with a man to whom she was not married. Hat tip Tigerhawk.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Faces of the "New" Democrat Party?

Much worse than President Bush nominating Senator Martinez for RNC Chairman is Representative Pelosi nominating John Murtha for Majority Leader! All the "new" democrats who were newly elected to the House ran as centrists or conservatives. None of them disparaged our troops. By electing them, voters put two people in power whose actions do not reflect those values or positions in any way, shape, or form. Murtha is a disgrace to the United States Marine Corps. In 2004 his blatant cronyism funneled millions of dollars to his brother and millions more to Nancy Pelosi's nephew. Want to know want kind of a person is John Murtha? Listen to him whine to this F.B.I. sting operator.

Another Poor Choice Nominated By The President

I am disappointed in the news that President Bush has nominated Senator Mel Martinez to replace Ken Mehlman as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Michael Steele, the Lt. Governor of Maryland, had been mentioned for the post, and he would have been great. I had also heard that Mary Matlin was being considered, and I think she would have been a solid choice, even if she is married to James Carville.

Martinez is a Senator from Florida who sponsored a bill which would provide amnesty for over ten million people who came into this country illegally. The RNC job is a full time job, and I would think that being a Senator would be, too! Has President Bush decided to give up completely on the conservative base? If so, things do not look any better for the Republican Party in 2008 than they are in 2006, unless a conservative candidate with integrity and courage, like Tom Tancredo of Colorado or Mitt Romney of Massachusets gets the nomination. Bush's mismanagement of the borders caused a lot of people to stay away from the 2006 election. Bush depended heavily on the support of conservatives to get where he is, but he does not seem to care two hoots about those voters now. Very disappointing.

The nomination has to be voted on by the state chairpeople at their meeting in January, so maybe there is time to let our thoughts be heard.

The Washington Times published an article in April 2005 critical of the Senator's management abilities.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

There they Go Again, Making Unreasonable Demands!

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan actually said this:the problem he is having in negotiations betweeen the U.N., Israel, and Lebanon is that Israel keeps insisting that Hezbollah return the two captured Israeli soldiers alive!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Biased and Slanted Coverage Of News

Can anyone tell where the negative political commercials against Republicans ended and the news coverage began? That is the question asked by Brent Bozell III today in his blog over at The role played by the dinosaur media was huge in this election. Even if you listen to talk radio, the stations usually bring on ABC, CNN, or CBS radio news at the top of every hour, and they never miss an opportunity to portray events negatively toward the Republicans. If that is how I got my news, it would be a no-brainer: get rid of the Republicans, and everything will be okay again in my country.
The photo is of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, whom I consider to be among the most biased.