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November 30, 2006

The Relentless Creeping Of Islam....

... in the United States is being done peacefully. Whereas in Europe they intimidate, and the quivering French, Spanish and now even Brits (sad, a once great and bold people turned now into spineless mush) bend over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate their takeover plans.

Please don't slap us anymore, plead the Euros, we'll do anything you say! What a miserable bunch of cowering has-beens the Europeans, including the Brits, have become.

Here, the Muslims are using an entirely different approach -- with the terrorism supporting CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) as their PR firm, the ACLU running legal interference and our very own Democrats abetting and shouting encouragement from the sidelines, they are using our laws and our political venues to infiltrate and eventually dominate our society.

Mr. Ogre's take on the situation here in the United States is right on top of things, an excellent read with a couple of further must read links, and can be read here.

Posted by Seth at 08:17 AM | Comments (8) |

November 29, 2006

The Next President

Y'know what?

Our great country is in very real trouble right now.

Yeah, of course, the liberals, who believe we're invincible and that they can continue indefinitely to bash, sabotage and denigrate America with impunity will disagree, pontificate and grin that superior, smug, teeth gnashing inspiring, knuckle-target grin they are so good at grinning, but...

The truth is that we are not invincible. They are stripping us to the bone with their PC, Utopian B.S., rendering us vulnerable to moral, economic and political collapse.

And our only defense? A bunch of spineless, complacent Republicans on the Hill who could give a tinker's damn about anything but their own careers....

Except for....

Tom Tancredo, a politician who is his own man and who stands for America as it was intended to be.

At the moment, he is standing up to the Bush Administration and others who have no problem with our country and our economy being saturated with criminal aliens, and their being welcomed and given amnesty.

He needs only to run for President in 2008, and he'll have both my vote and my all out support.

Tom Tancredo, 2008.

Posted by Seth at 07:52 PM | Comments (4) |

November 28, 2006

They Just Don't Quit

I can see no reason why liberals should even want to live in America, except to destroy this great country. There is no other conceivable purpose they could have for remaining here.

They should go to countries whose governments are structured more to their liking and leave this one alone.

Sure, they claim to respect our form of government, yet prove time and time again that they do no such thing -- if they did, they would permit it to work as it's supposed to.

For example, if a given decision is solely the responsibility of Congress and the President to reach agreement on, like the decision or not, that is the final word. Next time elect senators, representatives and/or a President who are more in tune with your own political agendas. If you fail to do this, well, guess what? This means that the majority of the citizens with whom you share this democracy disagree with your choice. Sorry, try again next election.

What do liberals do when they don't get their way? They weasel around Congress and take their case where it just flat out, plainly does not belong: To the courts. To leftist judges like those treasonous commie toilet cakes on the bench at the 9th Circus in San Francisco, or, if that doesn't work, to the Supreme Court.

The courts have no mandate to legislate, yet these self important, sleazy southpaw judges are permitted to get away with it both blatantly and regularly.

One such issue is the global warming farce. You know, the one that caused recent snow in Florida and seems to be adding density to Algore's "melting" Arctic ice mass (It's pretty easy to B.S. a few hundred million people when you know they're not very likely to climb into a boat and go up there to check for themselves).

The Supreme Court this week will begin hearing perhaps the most significant environmental case ever to reach its marbled halls — a dispute that could shape the future of U.S. policy on global warming.

This is not SCOTUS' mandate. It is not their job. It is not a Constitutional issue. It is purely a Congressional issue.

The Court's rightful response here, simply put, should be "Ees na' my yob, man!"

In 1999, when environmental groups originally petitioned the EPA, they argued that the Clean Air Act required EPA to regulate "any air pollutant" that could "reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare."

EPA denied the petition in 2003, saying even if the agency had the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, it would be inappropriate because there's no conclusive proof the gas hurts to the environment.
The agency cited a 2001 study by the National Research Council that concluded, "A causal linkage between the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the observed climate changes during the 20th century cannot be unequivocally established"

Some climate scientists say that view contradicts the best evidence now available.
"The EPA position is untenable," said Andrew Dessler, an associate professor of climate science at Texas A&M University. "At the present time it is virtually certain that human emissions are warming the planet. The real question is how much warming we can attribute to emissions, and it's likely that most of the recent warming is due to human activity."

There they go again! ....it is virtually certain that human emissions are warming the planet.

Yoda: Virtually certain, they are!

....the best evidence now available.

And what the {pick an expletive} does that mean? They couldn't convict OJ with "the best evidence available"!

Excuse me, Andrew, but last time I looked, no one had proven anything of the kind! The only science that supports your theories is political science. Get any new research grants lately?

If SCOTUS does its job, it will simply opt not to rule on the issue and cite it as a matter for Congress, but after some of their more recent offerings of note, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Posted by Seth at 04:32 AM | Comments (19) |

November 27, 2006

This Is Too Funny

And here we have a sterling, totally blatant example of liberal hypocrisy in its finest hour, courtesy of none other than John Edwards, our former Vice Presidential candidate.

Posted by Seth at 10:22 AM | Comments (8) |

November 26, 2006

Yeah, Yeah, I Know...

... I'm still harping on such issues that you say will never come to fruition, such as a North American Union or a Global legislature.


The agenda items of particular interest to NHF at this meeting included discussions on the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, nutrient risk assessment, health claims and Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs), the latter of which currently seems the most likely candidate to replace Recommended Daily Allowances of vitamins and minerals on food, dietary supplement and functional food labels. The NHF has been taking an active part in the Working Group on risk assessment, a discipline which is set to become the key scientific justification for potential future bans on dietary supplements. Current risk assessment methods are flawed and biased, so methodologies that are scientifically rational are urgently required, and were central to the NHF's interventions during this year’s meeting.

So what's happening here? It sure looks to me like we're allowing foreign countries to have a say in our nutritional policies. Does this mean that, in short order, someone in northern Greenland who lives on whale blubber will be allowed to tell me I can't dine on a porterhouse, or that the Stresstabs vitamins I take every day are verboten because they contain too much Vitamin B-12? The United States is a sovereign country based on personal liberty, why are we talking to other countries about what's best for us?

And what about this?

An international organization that proposes a global taxation system and is critical of the U.S. tax structure receives nearly one-fourth of its $400 million budget from the American taxpayer, a situation one Republican senator hopes to end.

"It's ridiculous that we would support such a group," Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based grouping of 30 of the world's most developed nations.

In a press release, the Oklahoma senator said the OECD "receives 25 percent of its budget from the U.S." and has used that money "to encourage and support higher taxes on the American taxpayer."

We are being pressured into a world government situation by socialist entities, led by the U.N. Do we really want this?

I, for one, don't!

H/T Cubed

Posted by Seth at 09:49 PM | Comments (6) |

November 24, 2006

So Let's Talk Liberal

Liberals are against any thought of religion as having any influence on the morality, beliefs or application of government. Well, good for them!


Do we know the Preambles for our states? Alabama 1901, Preamble . We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land...

Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.

Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble. Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictat es of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble. We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble. We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble. We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity ... And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble. We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe .. In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble. We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble. We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and
grateful for His goodness .. Establish this Constitution

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ...

Nebraska 1875, Preamble. We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .. Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble. We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty w hich He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty

New York 1846, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble. We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those

North Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble. We the people of the state of Ohio, gratefu l to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common

Oklahoma 1907, Preambl e. Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences..

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble. We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble. We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble. Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Cre ator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble. We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble. Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God .

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble. We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility

Wyoming 1890, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties ... establish this Constitution.

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! If you found this to be "Food for thought", send it to as many as you think will be enlightened, as I hope you were.

Please note that in none of the Preambles is anyone told they MUST worship God.

"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn


Any questions?

H/T for above forward, BJS

Posted by Seth at 10:30 AM | Comments (26) |


is, at best, highly disturbing...

On Monday Iran invited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani for a tripartite summit in Tehran.

Talabani confirmed Tuesday that he would lead an Iraqi delegation for talks with Iranian officials, set to begin on Saturday, focusing on electricity generation, oil and commerce. However, his visit is not expected to incorporate the proffered summit, which, as a highly symbolic diplomatic coup for Syria and Iran, would have angered the US.


As in Lebanon, Iranian largesse is being used in Iraq to encourage further ties and build client-patron relationships that undermine US influence in the country, while nurturing a budding alliance with newly-ascendant Shi'ite political parties and related militias.

Syrian and Iran have also worked to developed their economic and strategic relations in recent years through a series of agreements on trade, investment, commerce and cultural relationships nurtured by bi-annual meetings of the Iran-Syria Economic Commission.

The two countries signed a communiqué expanding these ties in Damascus on Monday, at the conclusion of the latest commission meeting. Iranian firms have reportedly invested US$750 million in Syria, which the commission intends to expand to between US$2-3 billion in the next two to three years.

While some analysts believe that Iraq's warming relations with Iran and Syria reflect a period of flux and confusion in US foreign policy, it is unlikely that the al-Maliki government would pursue ties without the implicit agreement of the Bush administration.

I have been giving some thought to this eventuality since reading this post at The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth.

I really can't help it, I'm beginning to smell a hint of takiyyah here,

With a Democrat majority in Congress here in the U.S., and a strong relationship brewing between the Iraqi government, Iran and Syria, well....

Posted by Seth at 08:26 AM | Comments (4) |

Maybe It's In Poor Taste, But....

.... one might speculate that Rachel Corrie, who went to Israel to champion the cause of terrorists, actually bonded with Judaism in her own way, perhaps even became Kosher for Passover -- after all, she did, in her own way, become a matzoh....

Posted by Seth at 08:06 AM | Comments (6) |

"Discrimination"? Or Common Sense?

As usual, Mona Charen, another of the great women of conservatism, good insight and common sense, weighs in on point.

It is better to err....

These liberals who go about their la-de-dah way believing that everyone has our best interests at heart and believe what CAIR tells them will one day get us, and themselves, blown to smithereens.

More spot-on commentary on this incident can be found over at the Big Dog's place.

Posted by Seth at 07:55 AM | Comments (2) |

A Product Deserving Of Praise

I definitely have to say something good about the new Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security System 2007 I downloaded last week.

In the past, I’ve had Norton and McAfee security.

Norton let all sorts of stuff in and didn’t always find it during scans, and I once even had to have some computer experts walk me through eliminating some Trojan horses, nearly 20 of them, that Art Carney Norton couldn’t delete or quarantine.

McAfee tried to take over my computer – in fact, for an entire week after I installed it, even after I turned off the spam filter altogether, not a single piece of email arrived in any of my inboxes, yet after I completely purged it from my computer, emails came flooding in.

I’ve had the current Trend Micro system for nearly a year, and it was good, though nothing compared to the 2007 upgrade I now have.

This one is awesome. It slowed my computer down for the first 12 – 16 hours after it was installed (direct download from Trend Micro, though they are sending me a back-up CD), also sending up cautionary flags whenever I visited another blog or other site ("unfamiliar website"), then it became “accustomed” to my browsing habits and seemed to make itself at home.

Whenever I go to a commercial website or open a curious piece of spam or other email, if it contains viruses, Trojan horses or any kind of spyware, hacking capabilities, etc, a red bordered rectangle appears on my screen and warns me about it, listing the hazards there while the system prevents them from invading my computer.

Since I travel a lot and consequently use provided access at hotels, the system is good to have as it has special applications for just such mobility, both ethernet port and wireless.

It also protects my home wireless network, and will protect the laptops of any of my guests while they are accessing it.

It downloads updates quite often, but they are fast (less than 30 seconds) and non-interruptive.

The tutorial that downloads with it is much easier to understand, even for a technologically challenged guy like me, than the Bangalorian “engineers” you get when you call customer support. You know, those folks you can hardly understand unless you’ve been smoking hashish for a few hours first. Not being a hashish smoker, I’m grateful for the tutorial matter.

This is the list of its functions and benefits, as provided at their website:

AntiVirus Security Detects and removes viruses and the latest threats from your emails, Internet downloads, removable media and PCs. Automatic updates immunize your security system against the newest virus outbreaks.

Spyware Protection
Blocks and removes spyware, adware, grayware, and root kits, a new type of deep-hiding invader.

Personal Firewall
Intercepts hackers and network viruses trying to attack your computer and home network.

Fraud Defense
Protects you from online phishing scams designed to steal credit card and bank account numbers. Configures easily and notifies you of the latest Web-site risk.

Wireless Network Monitoring
Safeguards against unauthorized users invading your wireless home network.

Home Network Control
Manages, configures and updates security for every PC on your network, with an easy-to-use management console.

Bonus Services

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 gives you access to TrendSecure, an online suite of security tools:

Transaction Guard™ protects your online transactions conducted at Internet Cafes or other public wireless hotspots.

Remote File Lock™ safeguards your private files in case your laptop is lost or stolen.

Trend Micro Mobile Security protects your cell phone against viruses and other threats.

As far as I'm concerned, this security system is a great deal, well worth looking into.

Posted by Seth at 05:06 AM |

Thanksgiving For The Mainstream Media

Leave it to Michelle Malkin to compile a good list {are you listening, New York Times?} of things our very own MSM has to be thankful for.

In between breathless condemnations of the Bush administration for stifling its free speech, endless court filings demanding classified and sensitive information from the military and intelligence agencies, and self-pitying media industry confabs bemoaning their hemorrhaging circulations (with the exception of the New York Post), my colleagues in the American media don't have much to time to give thanks. Allow me:

Read her list here.

Posted by Seth at 04:02 AM |

November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving....

.... To All!

Posted by Seth at 07:47 PM | Comments (8) |

November 21, 2006

Ocean Gypsy

Imagine listening to this, sung by a woman with an awesomely beautiful voice (Annie Haslam, with Renaissance, circa the mid 1970s) that can easily do five (count 'em, 5!) octaves, vs the raucous and or frantic BS that passes for Rock or Pop that you hear on the radio today:

Tried to take it all away
Learn her freedom just inside a day
And find her soul
To find their fears allayed
Tried to make her love their own
They took her love they left her there
They gave her nothing back
That she would want to own
Gold and silver rings and stones
Dances slowly of the moon
No-one else can know
She stands alone
Sleeping dreams will reach for her
She cannot say the words they need
She knows she's alone
And she is free

Ocean gypsy of the moon
The sun has made a thousand nights
For you to hold
Ocean gypsy where are you
The shadows followed by the stars
Have turned to gold, turned to gold

Then she met a hollow soul
Filled him with her light
And was consoled she was the moon
And he, the sun was gold
Eyes were blinded with his light
The sun she gave
Reflected back the night
The moon was waning almost out of sight
Softly ocean gypsy calls
Silence holds the stars awhile
They smile sadly
For her where she falls
Just the time before the dawn
The sea is hushed
The ocean calls her
Day has taken her and now she's gone


No-one noticed when she died
Ocean gypsy shackled to the tide
The ebbing waves were turning
Spreading wide
Something gone within her eyes
Her fingers lifeless stroke the sand
Her battered soul was lost
She was abandoned
Silken threads like wings still shine
Winds take pleasure still make patterns
In her lovely hair
So dark and fine
Stands on high beneath the seas
Cries no more
Her tears have dried
Oceans weep for her the ocean sighs


I am so glad that I was blessed to hear, both via LP and live, at their concerts, the music of Renaissance....

Posted by Seth at 06:57 AM | Comments (2) |

Early In The Morning

So here it is, 7 am on the nose. I've been keeping my usual unconventional schedule of working overnight and finally decided to take a break.

Yesterday was a good day, all in all, I managed to get a lot of work done while my new housekeeper did her usual excellent job -- for those outrageously busy or domestically challenged {like me} in the Charlotte area who need someone to do a truly great job of immaculating (my word) your house, I would highly and without reservation recommend Nicci of Tally Rags (check out this website, Nicci does the vocal).

So here I am, sitting in front of my computer, decidedly calling it quits for "the day", sipping coffee and brandy and listening to what can only be described as an ultra-mellow playlist -- currently, in keeping with the hour, I have a few morning songs going, ie the Monkees' Sometime In The Morning, the Sandpipers' Come Saturday Morning and Vanity Fare's Early In The Morning, and reading at some other blogs.

Among them, The Pugil Stick, The Educated Shoprat and I've been attempting to blogroll a great site called Conservative News And Views, the current Blog Of The Week at The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth, but BlogRolling seems to be having some access issues at the moment.

Nevertheless, CNAV will get blogrolled as soon as I can get in there.

While for those on more normal schedules breakfast, that first cup of coffee and so forth are the items of immediate concern here on the east coast, my own next major event will be dinner. I'm kinda sorta leaning toward broiling a Cajun seasoned (cheating, I have some Luzianne Cajun spice) 1/2 lb. strip steak with Zatarain's dirty rice as a side dish. I just got a new stove, one of those ceramic topped (electric, no coils) ones with a self cleaning oven (H/T to Jeff and Bob for delivery and installation), and have been treating it like a new toy, it's awesome, all the bells and whistles, etc.

Well, ravenousness dictates, so....

Posted by Seth at 04:01 AM | Comments (12) |

November 19, 2006

Murderous Exasperation

I was perusing the comment section at another blog yesterday and read a liberal's comment that made me thankful he and I were not in the same room -- had we been, I probably would have strangled the son of a bitch out of sheer frustration. My own comment, in reply to his, was as restrained as possible, I believe it remained within, though pushing the envelope, the boundaries of respect due the owners of that most excellent site.

I mean, these people (not the owners of said most excellent site, but liberals) are such -- such varmints!


They claim to be champions of human rights, for example. Here in America, human rights are honored more than they are anyplace else on earth. Freedom of speech? C'mon. Here, you can shout obscene jokes about the President from the rooftops if you feel like it.

In the Soviet Union, you'd have been hauled off to the Lubyanka, or perhaps Lefortovo Prison, in a heart beat, and not seen again for quite some time, if at all.

If they needed information they thought you might possess, there was none of this patty cakes BS like water boarding or playing loud music at you, they were somewhat more practical -- maybe running some electricity through your genitals, or shooting you up with interesting chemicals like lysergic acid mixed with amatol that might get you to babbling, but might also scramble your brains permanently. Then again, permanently might have only meant a couple of hours, anyway.

So what did American liberals do? They extolled the virtues of communism in all its grand superiority over capitalism, even as they enjoyed instant gratification at the local mall while Soviet citizens were standing in bitter cold, in four and five hour lines, to buy a potato.

North Vietnam, an oppressive communist regime, invades the south, and our country defends the South Vietnamese against the north and its VietCong terrorist apparat. Liberals at home fight tooth and nail against the conflict. They influence politicians, who influence the war effort itself, prolonging it by several years. They eventually succeed in getting our troops pulled out. They rejoice. Ho Chi Minh's communists sweep into South Vietnam and butcher hundreds of thousands of innocent people, then they enslave the country under said oppressive government.

Meanwhile, here in America, the liberals are celebrating their "victory". They could care less about the fates of those poor souls thousands of miles away, human beings they've helped murder as surely as if they'd been there, splattering brains across the ground.

In the 1990s, there was brutal conflict in the Balkans. Muslims were slaughtering Christian Serbs, and Milosevic's people were killing Muslims.

The EU, led by Germany, exploited the violence in order to get a foot in the door for influence in the Balkans. They altered intelligence reports and manipulated the media to paint a gruesome picture of Muslims being victimized via
"ethnic cleansing" by Milosevic's people. Peaceful, nonviolent Muslims, victimized!

Then-boss liberal Bill Clinton bought into it and got us into it, and we helped eliminate a lot of obstacles al-Qaeda and fellow travellers faced in the day-to-day ethnic cleansing operations they were engaged in over there.

Milosevic was arrested and tried for his "crimes" -- and died in custody five years later without ever being convicted of anything.

Muslims in the Balkans continue murdering Christian Serbs to this day.

Onward to Iraq, and to the global war we are waging to defend ourselves against the abolition of liberty under Islamic rule.

There we are again -- which side are liberals on?

The other side, of course, as usual!

America's enemies, any enemies, have never had a better friend than a liberal.

You want some liberal friends? Just declare war on the United States and they'll be coming out in droves to shake your hand or, if requested, stick their noses wherever you wish.


Certainly not on our side, ever, yet when you state this obvious truth, they will actually argue the opposite, as often as not with that smug smirk that brings out the strangler in many of us....

Posted by Seth at 04:48 AM | Comments (25) |

November 18, 2006

Islamic Fashion

Farmer's Letters is keeping up with the latest in Muslim fashion.

Posted by Seth at 01:53 PM |

November 17, 2006

Where Diplomacy Needs To...

... be discarded, to some extent and be replaced by the U.S.'s asserting ourselves.

At the conclusion of actual combat in the Korean War, the U.S. signed a treaty with South Korea that has seen American troops over there ever since, their mission to protect the SKs in the event of an invasion by their northern neighbors (the NKs), who view both Koreas as being the same country and believe that SK should also fall under the thumb of communism. In short, the Ills in Pyongyang have long wanted their piece of the ROK.

I haven't a clue as to how much money it costs the U.S. taxpayer to maintain what? Thirty thousand or so troops in perpetual presence over there? I know it's got to be at least a few bucks more than dinner at the Four Seasons, Superbowl tickets, a new suit or even ten million times the amount of money I'll "own", collectively, in my entire life.

Which is why this kind of ticks me off.

South Korea will not join a U.S. plan to intercept North Korean ships suspected of carrying arms cargo out of fear of raising tensions with its neighbor, officials said on Monday.

South Korea officials have said interdicting North Korean ships could lead to military clashes between the two countries that are technically still at war.

Okay, fine. So why the hell are we there?

"To protect them".

Great. They obviously haven't got much faith in our ability to do that, or they wouldn't worry so much about making Kim Jong Illness angry.

Add on the fact that their "grateful" citizens spend an awful lot of time expressing hostility toward the United States. They don't even want us there. Maybe they'd rather be lickin' boot for the "Dear Leader".

Washington has been pressing Seoul and other governments to take a tough stand toward Pyongyang. However, South Korea, which fears instability in its heavily armed neighbor to the North, has remained committed to engaging Pyongyang.

If they want to go against us thus, we need to pull the plug on the treaty, begin withdrawing our troops, and then -- and then see if they still want to give us an argument.

We need to do this everywhere we provide protection -- "You don't like the way we take care of business? Okay, fine. We're gone, do your own thing...."

My bet is that some tunes will be changed, posthaste.

Posted by Seth at 11:51 PM | Comments (12) |

November 16, 2006

NAU Revisited

Not too long ago, I posted about the coming of the North American Union, an agenda which, much to my chagrin, is being engineered by the man I voted for twice for President and his counterparts in Mexico and Canada.

Some commenters took this either with a grain of salt, some with a degree of alarm, some, I thought, may have humored me with their comments.

As they say, it's all good. The very concept sounds both farfetched and absurd, like the plot of a Robert Ludlum novel or the fantasies of a serious paranoid.

After all, conspiracy theories abound, right?

I had thought my research on the subject was pretty extensive, in fact, somewhere along the line I was reminded of my ex-wife's own "ravings", back in the days of the Carter Administration, when she talked about then National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski's ambitions toward what was called the Trilateral Commission.

In those days I was still kinda' sorta' liberal and pretty laid back, and to tell the truth, couldn't give the proverbial "flying fuck" about such things. Please excuse mah French (spit!)....

In the comments section of my post on the North American Union ambitions of those involved, the forever awesome Always On Watch suggested that I contact a great blog called Sixth Column, who had been following the NAU proceedings for some time. I did.

We resolved to share information on anything our respective research unearthed on the subject. In that quarter, they have thus far kicked my ass, LOL.

An emailed article I recently received provides the entire history, names, methods, intentions, chronology and all, of events leading up to what is now the plan for the North American Union. It is lengthy and will require some time, but I urge you to read it in its entirety.

It should convince you, in alarming detail, of what is to come in the next four years, no matter what else occurs in the political spectrum of the United States of America.

It is here.

As I said last time out, we are indeed in grave trouble, because our very sovereignty is about to be sacrificed on the altar of corporate expediency. While our future Congresses and POTUSes will govern our country, they will be like state legislatures, while extranational congresses determine the details of our economy (a collective with Mexico and Canada), eventually becoming part of a global collective consisting of the EU, the NAU, the SAU, the AU, etc....

We are in big trouble here, a world government awaits just around the corner, and most unfortunately, the politicians who might be able to prevent it are being kept outside the loop.

As I said in my previous post about this, the involved congresses/parliaments, etc involved herein have been kept in the dark about it, as has the media.

I am wondering whether we are going to wake up and deal with this, or whether we're simply going to drift into it in blissful ignorance, becoming an entirely different country....


Posted by Seth at 11:03 PM | Comments (10) |

November 13, 2006

Ruminating, Or Something....

When I was much younger, and I stress much here, in my mid to late twenties, I was one of those people who had absolutely no clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. As a kid, I’d always wanted to be a geologist, as a young adult, a journalist. I began to follow the latter course in college, but events occurred that interrupted that endeavor.

Following said events, I spent a few years roaming around the country. I lived very much hand to mouth, getting bored easily with whatever I was doing and moving on. I worked as a tugboat deckhand, a roustabout and then a roughneck on a few offshore oil rigs, I did general labor, peeled bricks, blended coffee, did construction labor, laid bricks, did pipe yard labor and various other things, often living an “if I don’t work today, I don’t eat tonight” existence. There was also some retail management in the mix, heh, and some loss prevention work, as well as a stint as an undercover rent-a-cop. I spent a short time living in a flophouse and lived in some pretty sleazy hotels. After all that, I worked in the Commodities business on Wall Street (back then, when computers weren’t following you all over the country and can’t-do ignoramuses hadn’t yet turned Human Resources into an industry that does more harm than good for Corporate America, it was pretty easy to jump from one scenario to another), spent the early 1980s therein, also running a mail order business and dealing in Persian rugs at the same time, and again got bored, only I was then in much better financial shape to take a hiatus and again look for what I really wanted to do.

It arrived, at long last, after two interesting years of traveling around without the stress of survival concerns – I went to work in an entry level position in casino security in Nevada and advanced pretty rapidly, floor officer to undercover officer to investigator to shift supervisor. The Security Director, an ASIS member and a great believer in absorbing information got me into the same mode, and I eventually left the casino and went into freelance work, in executive protection and consulting as I explored various other areas of the Protection Industry, kept on learning and expanding my areas of expertise. A couple of additional “hiatuses” and a lot of clients, countless seminars, workshops and conferences later, I’m in pretty good shape.

This piece of biography I’m sharing is being shared for a reason:

To point out the following – when I blog about issues involving day-to-day life and the situations of low income workers and so forth, I am not speaking from the position of those people who do all their talking from columns of government figures, pie charts, graphs and so-called “statistical data” – I’m speaking as someone who has been around the block on the graphic reality end of things. It’s very easy for someone who’s always maintained a level state of financial security and pursued the same career since college to opine on subjects he or she has not only no firsthand knowledge of, but hasn’t been within a zillion miles of same.

In short, I’ve lived a pretty full life.

That said, one thing my younger years taught me was that I am very definitely a survivor. I don’t share the fear so many others have of being stripped of everything I own and tossed into the street, so to speak, because I know that even at the half century mark, I have the natural instincts and the marketable asset value to “make a comeback”. You can’t keep a good Seth down.

Another product of my rather adventurous younger years is a penchant for seeing humor where most others might see only tragedy. I suppose that when you’ve had your share of hard times with no one to blame but yourself, your outlook on life changes. You often feel like you’re as much a spectator as a participant in life.

You learn to laugh at yourself, and at the idiocies of others.

I view politics thus: I am a patriot, I believe in the Constitution as it was written and I cherish my liberty, but when I watch our political leaders, the people my fellow Americans and I vote into office do what politicians do, I must admit I get a big charge out of much of it. You get streetwise, you find you see through all the passionate bullshit the politicians project from their rostrums and you laugh when they make what they, and the vast majority of those reading their quotes or listening to them speak take completely to heart.

You laugh at mainstream media spin and you laugh at outrageously off the wall declarations by idiots like Jack Murtha, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, the Admiral of Chappaquiddick, et al. You laugh, even knowing that they are now in a position to give this country the biggest fid in the history of the universe.

Why? Well, in this case, why cry? The Republicans in Congress let us down and got themselves fired in large numbers, so now the southpaws rule the roost. That’s it. Done deal. Nothing we can do about it until this month in 2008, while we’re also deciding who we want to be the CEO of the government.

The next two years will be fraught with legislation that runs in utter contradiction to what America’s founding fathers intended for this country. What those folks intended served us quite well for a couple of centuries, give or take, and was respected by both of our major political parties before a bunch of liberals decided that they needed to dismantle it all, and began subjugating the once great Democratic Party for their own ends.

In the next two years, we’ll see our taxes increase significantly, very possibly a return to the recession of the late 1990s and early 2000s, we’ll see once again a French (spit!) like cut-and-run from a war that will sell out several million people who trusted us to see them through and lead to a bloodbath not unlike that our withdrawal from Vietnam left in its wake, and a resulting emboldenment of terrorists to once again attack targets right here in the good ole U.S. of A. We’ll see them aided and abetted by the Democrats via “revision” of the Patriot Act. Perhaps we’ll also see the Democrats win the War On Fetuses, see the floodgates open for Mexico to empty its unemployed and unemployable into the U.S.

So, yes, I’ll be laughing quite a bit in sheer amusement, because of

a) The idiocy of my fellow voters in “punishing” the Republicans in Congress by replacing them with Democrats
b) The idiocy of the soon to be realized agendas of a political party that claims to have America’s best interests at heart
c) The idiocy on the part of the Democrats in blowing their first majority in a dozen years over a period of less than two.

You see, this is my own point of view: You voted for it, you deserve it. For those who voted Democrat who have no real money in the bank or in investments, or equity they can live on for some time without a paycheck, you deserve whatever happens to you in the next two years, no sympathy from me. I would rather laugh at you than give you a quarter.

Those of us who weren’t gullible enough to vote in the Democrat majority will deal with it, confident in the fact that in far less than two years most Americans will realize their mistake and in November 2008, vote to starboard. I only hope that those who voted to the right last Tuesday are financially prepared for the coming Democrat economy.

As for me, I’m heading into the kitchen to do a 1.6 lb porterhouse, marinated in my own chiante, olive oil and garlic marinade, and a big pile of from-scratch garlic mashed potatoes.

Then read some more articles and posts that abound of that which the Democrats have thus far said and done in preparation for January, since winning their congressional majority, and chuckle some more. ...

Posted by Seth at 08:36 PM | Comments (47) |

November 12, 2006

We Do Liberty Here, Dhimmitude Need Not Apply

Atheling2 over at The Pugil Stick has a post up regarding a response to CAIR from a courageous and refreshingly un-PC Florida congresswoman who...


Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), wrote a response to Ahmed Bedier, head of the Tampa Chapter of Council of American-Islamic Relations regarding their pressure to have her condemn Hernando County Commissioner Tom Hogan’s wife, Mary Ann for her remarks in a letter to their local newspaper that Islam is a “hateful, frightening religion”. The Hogans have experienced a political fallout replete with criticisms from CAIR as well as from Gov. Jeb Bush.

Read the rest of this great post here.

If we had a whole lot more Republicans in Congress like Ginny-Brown Waite, we might well have retained our majority on Tuesday. We can only hope that her actions serve as an inspiration to other Republicans on the Hill.

Posted by Seth at 04:39 AM | Comments (26) |

November 08, 2006

There Was No Joy In Endsville...

So we lost the House to Nancy and her posse.

Oh, as they say, well.

I hadn't expected the Democrats to win a majority, but at the same time I'm not overly surprised -- as I have blogged on more than one occasion, the Republicans up there on the Hill were not really doing what we conservatives put them there to do.

They had grown complacent, the longevity of our majority apparently making them over confident, thinking they had it made, they were infallible, yaddayaddayadda...

They were spending too much money, Democrat style, on BS, they were arse creeping the Democrats rather than taking advantage of the majority we had -- squandering it, in fact. They were keeping their mouths shut when they should have been defending the party and the President against attacks by the Democrats and their tame media.

What is embarrassing is that they were beaten by a party without a platform, a party that stands for nothing except heavy taxation, zero morals, weak defenses, more rights for sex offenders and other criminals than for the law abiding citizen, oppressive political correctness, racism, America last, revising the Constitution to the point of non-recognizability, legislating through the courts and socialism.

This is the equivalent of the Yankees being beaten by Charlie Brown's All Stars, and those Republicans who were voted out should feel suitably ashamed -- they brought it upon themselves.

We can only hope that those Republican House and Senate members who will be seeing their jobs come up for public review two years from now take a lesson from the misfortunes of their outgoing colleagus and start acting like Republicans before their turn comes to be shown the door.

In that regard, this ass whipping may prove a blessing -- every once in awhile, reminders are in order. Perhaps this will make those still on the job remember what they're there for and make them better for it.

That said, it is important to remember that we are conservatives -- we acknowledge that the voters have spoken, and move on from there. We do not emulate the Democrats and whine, cry foul, become "depressed" for the next few years, slander the winners or otherwise do as the Democrats and be crybaby immature.

We move ahead and hope the Democrats don't do too much damage while they rule the roost, and hope that when their agendas are exposed, the American people see them for what they are and give the Republicans another shot. Perhaps next time, the Republicans will stay on message and do what we pay them to do....

Posted by Seth at 12:51 PM | Comments (67) |

November 06, 2006

One Of His Best Columns Yet

Today's Mark Steyn, linked here in JWR, is definitely a masterpiece!

Right now the Democratic Party needs the senator to move. Preferably to the South Sandwich Islands, until Tuesday evening, or better still, early 2009.

He won't, of course. A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his own ridiculousness, Senator Nuancy Boy is secure in little else except his belief in his indispensability. We've all heard the famous "joke" now: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." (Rimshot!) Yet, tempting as it is to enjoy his we-support-our-dumb-troops moment as merely the umpteenth confirmation of the senator's unerring ability to SwiftBoat himself, it belongs in a slightly different category of Kerry gaffe than, say, the time they went into Wendy's and Teresa didn't know what chili was.

Heh, heh. You must read the entire column...

Posted by Seth at 05:33 AM | Comments (12) |

Those Who Vote Democrat Tomorrow....

.... will do so because, out of negligence, malevolence toward the right or simple ignorance , take your pick, they want for themselves and their fellow Americans what is on this list at Always On Watch.

Posted by Seth at 04:47 AM | Comments (7) |

November 05, 2006

Another Vital Reason For Republicans To Vote

I'm sure we've all heard or read of Republicans saying that they plan to sit out going to the polls the day after tomorrow, because those representing us in Congress have been such a disappointment to us in the last few years, and we need to teach them a lesson, show that our support is not a "given", that they need to do what we elected them to do and represent our conservative ideals, etc, etc, and, once more, etc.

That's all well and good, except... There's too much at stake here to allow a Democrat majority in either the House or the Senate at this point in time.

I have recently posted on numerous reasons why it is important that conservatives get out and make their votes count this Tuesday, but here is yet another and profoundly important reason.

For weeks, commentators have speculated that significant numbers of conservatives, alienated by over-spending, the Iraq War, and other perceived GOP disappointments, will stay home on Election Day, giving one or both Houses of Congress to Democrats. But for those who care about reforming the Supreme Court, sitting this one out may soon look like a mistake of historic proportions.

For the past several weeks, there has been a rumor circulating among high-level officials in Washington, D.C., that a member of the U.S. Supreme Court has received grave medical news and will announce his or her retirement by year’s end. While such rumors are not unusual in the nation’s capital, this one comes from credible sources. Additionally, a less credible but still noteworthy post last week at the liberal Democratic Underground blog says, “Send your good vibes to Justice Stevens. I just got off the phone with a friend of his family and right now he is very ill and at 86 years old that is not good.”

Normally, this news might be too ghoulish to repeat publicly. Nevertheless, with the election just days away, it is news that should be considered. It points out what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the 20-year movement to recast the court with a constitutionalist majority. It would be a cruel twist indeed for conservatives to “teach Republicans a lesson” next Tuesday, only to be taught a lesson themselves within months when new Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) leads a Democratic majority against the most important Supreme Court nominee in decades. Conservatives whose mantra is “no more Souters” should bear in mind Robert Bork’s fate after the Senate changed from Republican to Democratic hands in 1986.

{above emphasis mine}

With respects to Justice Stevens and hopes that the state of his health improves, in the event that he does indeed retire from the Court, a replacement will have to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Having a Republican majority in the Senate would enable us to enjoy a constitutionalist majority in the Supreme Court, something we have all wanted with increasing fervence as we've read of rulings that lead us farther and farther away from the concepts our founding fathers engendered that have made America the unique and great country it is.

H/T, more on the above and Innumerable Thanks to Old Soldier and Sparks From The Anvil.

Posted by Seth at 09:01 AM | Comments (8) |

November 04, 2006

Remember Clinton's War?

You know, the one Germany and some other Euro countries got us into because they wanted more EU say-so in the Balkans? You know, the one in which the late Mr. Milosevic, the one they tried for five years in the aftermath and could convict of nothing was "ethnically cleansing" the Muslim population while the Muslim population did the same to non-Muslims? Yeah, that one, the one way street where Clinton felt it was just fine for Muslims to ethnically cleanse to their hearts' content, as long as Milosevic could not?

We and several other countries really did the Muslims a favor there, helping them to practice their Islam on Christian Serbs with a minimum of interference.

Julia Gorin's got a present day perspective up at JWR's Political Mavens, done in her own uniquely humorous-yet-to-the-point style that bears a read, here.

Posted by Seth at 08:20 PM | Comments (2) |

November 01, 2006

Kerry For Commander-In-Chief?

And the Democrats wanted to elect John Kerry to be the President Of The United States?

As Big Dog so rightly asks, do the words of the Senator and former Presidential candidate from Massachusettes reflect his own thoughts, or those of the Democratic Party as a whole?

I mean, they did nominate and support him in his bid to become the leader of the country....

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