Saturday, October 23, 2004

Something's up

The Blogsphere and the net in general is buzzing, and because I'm out doing the birthday thing, I missed all the fun. First:
We just Got a Tip...

...that a major newspaper will break a front-page story Monday morning that could create a serious problem for the Kerry campaign. We don't yet have any details, but it relates to a foreign policy issue, and it will call into question--amazingly enough--John Kerry's truthfulness.

Speaking of "lies," keep an eye on the front page of the Washington Times this coming Monday.

UPDATE: It's something that the Kerry campaign will be forced to address regarding a previous criticism of Bush's foreign policy. That's all.

The suspense is killing me. If it's huge, it would be one hell of a birthday present.

Stolen Honor is Online for free

I'm about to head out to celebrate my birthday with the family, which will be a switch after the week I've had (scroll down for details) but before I do, here's something to chew on and think about. Sinclair stations showed only an edited version of Stolen Honor due to bitching from the usual suspects, however it is online for free here, here and here.

Also, if you want a good quality version, download bittorrent and then click here.

Losing it on MSNBC

This was talked about quite a bit last night--Lawrence O'Donnell totally freaking out on Scarborough Country on MSNBC. You have to see it to believe it.

It has begun--Democrat Thugs flooding Florida Polls

I'd never thought I would see this in this country, but here it is. If there are things like this are going on in your neck of the woods, I would suggest taking a video camera:
One woman who voted early in Boca Raton, at the Southwest County Regional Library, complained that as she stood in line, two men behind her were "trashing our president," Fletcher said, declining to identify the woman. She tried to ignore them. Then the man touched her arm and said, "Who are you voting for?"

"I said, `I don't think that's an appropriate question,'" the woman said she responded.

"Uh oh! We have a Bush supporter here," screamed the man behind her.

For the 2 1/2 hours she had to wait in line, she was heckled by the man. As they neared the voting room, someone in the rear of the line yelled, "I sure hope everyone here is voting for Kerry!" she reported.

That's when the man behind her held his hand over her head and screamed, "We have a Republican right here!" There were "boos and jeers" from the crowd.

"I felt intimidated, harassed and threatened!" the woman wrote in her complaint to the Republican Party.

Elaine Fandino complained to the Republican Party that she took her mother to vote on South Military Trail in Palm Beach County and was confronted by 25 people supporting John Kerry for president. The crowd was "very angry and used foul language," she reported. She said the man next to her said, "Where's my shotgun?"
There is even more at the link above.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

What the...

In my own state no less. This is art?
A video showing the beheading of an American hostage in Iraq and a photograph of a man masturbating have divided students and challenged administrators at Watkins College of Art & Design.
Funny that someone had to point out these things to the school adminstrators after the fact.

If it wasn't for bad luck...I'd have no luck at all

This is just not my week.

It's bad enough that I'm having to deal with tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage due to a lightning strike and fire at the rental house...but now....

While on my way over there yesterday, a woman backs out of her driveway at a good clip and guess what.

Yep. Nailed me.

I'm fine.

But this is just not my week.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

More Kerry Supporters

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the folks who tried to help the Communists incinerate us 42 years ago this Saturday would be pulling for John Kerry:

HAVANA, Oct. 19, 2004 -- A multitude of unlikely volunteers is working the phones for Sen. John Kerry in the swing state of Florida. His campaign is unaware of the support, as the volunteers do not live in the United States, but in Communist-run Cuba.

Cubans, angered by a recent Bush administration measure restricting visits home by Cuban-Americans, say they are lobbying relatives hard to vote against the president just two weeks before Election Day. Early voting has already begun in Florida.

"My family in Miami never votes. They are not interested. I told them they had to get rid of Bush, and they all promised to go vote against him," housewife Amilia said, as she leaned over her third-floor balcony in a dilapidated Havana housing project. Amilia, like the other Cubans interviewed, did not want her last name used.

And I have a real good reason for wanting to punch the lights out of some of these animals. You see, October 23, 1962 was the day I was born, so you'll have to excuse me for haboring ugly thoughts for people who tried to kill me as soon as I popped into this world...

More election observers

Aside from powerful endorsements for John Kerry and left-wing Brits sticking their noses where they don't belong, we now have more folks wanting to come over and be election observers:
TEHRAN: Iran's hardline Basij militia has written to UN secretary general Kofi Annan to ask if the Islamic republic can send observers to the US presidential election in November, a government newspaper said on Monday.
"By this symbolic request, we want to ridicule the so-called democratic slogans of the American leaders," a Basij official, Said Toutunshian, told the Iran newspaper.
"We want to say to the whole world that the presence of observers from the Islamic republic of Iran, the most democratic regime in the world, is necessary to guarantee the smooth running of the American elections."
The Basij is a volunteer army attached to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Islamic republic's ideological army.
Can anyone send me the appropriate translation for "go pound sand" or perhaps a more forceful reply? As if we want representitives of governments that do this to children to come over here and "observe" us:
Almost two months after having hanged a 16 years-old girl, the ruling Iranian ayatollahs are to commit another human crime by condemning another young girl to stoning.

According to Iranian and foreign press, Zhila Izadi, a 13 years old girl from the north-western city of Marivan had been condemned to death by stoning after being found that she had been pregnant from her 15 years-old brother. ...

While Zhila as been sentenced to stoning, her brother, jailed in Tehran, is to receive only 150 lashes, in accordance with Islamic laws.

I take that back. "Go pound sand" is far too charitable for these filthy, repulsive swine.

And in the "What's This Country Coming To" Department

This one has left me totally f@#&ing speechless, and that's pretty hard to do.
Conservative icon Newt Gingrich met with a group of rebellious Sonoma high school students Saturday, saying he was proud of them for defying a ban on flags in their senior class photo.

Gingrich, the Georgia Republican who engineered a GOP takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994, was in Sonoma County for a speaking engagement Saturday night.

He also met with 10 seniors from Sonoma Valley High School, where two students were suspended and a third faces the same fate after refusing to surrender American flags during the class photo session.

"It's such an amazing story and so out of sync with what's going on in the rest of the country," Gingrich said during a 30-minute session on the patio at Piatti Ristorante on the Sonoma Plaza.
The principal and administrators of this "school" should be run out of town on a the very least.

Storm damage will delay heavy blogging for the next few days

The thunderstorms that rolled through my part of Tennessee last night has left a ton of damage here and...closer to home, lightning struck a piece of property we own and started a blaze that is going to cost us a big chunk of change. Thank heavens for insurance, but this is still going to really suck. Very light blogging for the next few days.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Kerry picks up big endorsement

Good news for the Kerry campaign. They've managed to pick up a major international endorsement which will add legitimacy to their efforts to capture the White House:
The Palestinian Authority made its first open statement Monday expressing support for US democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
Yep...nothing like a thumbs up from the folks that brought Israel and others decades of car bombings, suicide attacks and good, old fashioned terrorism.

And on a related note:

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that terrorists are aiming to derail U.S. President George W. Bush’s chances at re-election through their attacks in Iraq.

“I consider the activities of terrorists in Iraq are not as much aimed at coalition forces but more personally against President Bush,” Putin said at a news conference after a regional summit in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.

“International terrorism has as its goal to prevent the election of President Bush to a second term,” he said. “If they achieve that goal, then that will give international terrorism a new impulse and extra power.”

Hey! Mind your own affairs!!!

I can't help but laugh at the reaction from folks up in Ohio over the efforts by the British left, via the U.K Guardian, to write to undecided voters in that state, urging them to vote Bush out of office. The result was, needless to say, not too polite from many Americans:
Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of shitty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dipshit. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals.

We live in a globalised, interconnected world. If China shuts its borders to US imports, you better believe American companies, shareholders and workers are affected. Should US citizens therefore have a direct say in Chinese policies? No - Americans should demand that their own elected leaders address the issues with their Chinese counterparts. The British have a similar voice in US policies - through your own elected representatives who have any number of diplomatic, economic and military tools at their disposal. You vote for your leaders and we'll vote for ours. Your problem is with your leaders, not ours.
Washington DC

Real Americans aren't interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions. If you want to save the world, begin with your own worthless corner of it.
Texas, USA

My dear, beloved Brits,
I understand the Guardian is sponsoring a service where British citizens write to Americans to advise them on how to vote. Thank heavens! I was adrift in a sea of confusion and you are my beacon of hope!

Feel free to respond to this email with your advice. Please keep in mind that I am something of an anglophile, so this is not confrontational. Please remember, too, that I am merely an American. That means I am not very bright. It means I have no culture or sense of history. It also means that I am barely literate, so please don't use big, fancy words.

Set me straight, folks!
Dayton, Ohio

Hey England, Scotland and Wales,
Mind your own business. We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidental election. If it wasn't for America, you'd all be speaking German. And if America would have had a president, then, of the likes of Kerry, you'd all be goose-stepping around Buckingham Palace. YOU ARE NOT WANTED!! Whether you want to support either party. BUTT OUT!!!
United States

Did my duty today

Well, I went and did my civic duty today and took part in early voting here in rural Tennessee. It's been going on since last Wednesday and I'd figure I'd wait for the real early birds to clear out so there would be no wait.

I saw no observers, DNC lawyers or anyone looking for fraud. Just a simple process to make sure I don't vote again in November. Judging from the sheets that listed all the different districts, quite a few people are casting their votes early this year, which is quite the switch from four years ago.

No problems and nobody got in my face. Too bad it isn't that way all over the country.

If the tables were turned...

Michelle Malkin rightfully points out an uneasy truth about the recent violence that has impacted GOP headquarters across the country and yards everywhere--That is, if the tables were turned, you would never hear the end of it:
Liberals promise to do "whatever it takes" — "by any means necessary" — to win this election. If conservatives were mouthing those slogans as glass shattered and lawns burned, Karl Rove would be under federal investigation. Jimmy Carter would seek U.N. assistance. And the New York Times would be calling for a National Day of Reconciliation.
A single act of hate is a danger to the republic, except when it's fomented by bug-eyed, rock-throwing, lighter-wielding Kerry-Edwards supporters just exercising their "free speech."