- This is not a call for negotiations.
- This war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday
- You may or may not be aware of it but today, nearly four years after you hastily declared victory in Iraq, and more than five and a half years after you fell into the Afghanistan trap, things aren’t going too well...in fact, things are going really bad.
- In other words, you’re losing on all fronts and losing big time.
- So stop wasting your time, and trying to save face with these futile maneuvers on Capitol Hill and start making some serious moves.
- I not only think that they (U.S. leaders) are misguided, but I think they know exactly what they are doing and I think that they are men who are possessed of evil.
- When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke.
- You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people revenge-seeking. These days it only matters who's in charge. Right now that's us -- for a while at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. ...I believe he thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. We can't beat anyone anymore.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
New Democratic Tape Warns Of Attacks 'Worse Than 9/11'...Oops...I Meant Hollywood Liberals...Damn it...I Mean Al Qaeda
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Al Qaeda Also Fed Up With Ground Zero Construction Delays
I blatantly stole this picture from Doug Powers, because it beautifully conveys my feelings towards the press.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
“It’s not the opinion of the campaign,” Mrs. Clinton told Radio Iowa on
Wednesday, referring to the memorandum. “It’s not my opinion.”
That's not political, face saving spin...that's the truth. When a Clinton says something, you can bank on it. Honest and intergrity are the back bone of a Clinton. It's about trust people. Clinton's aren't the type to simply tell people what they want to hear. They don't read opinion polls and change their beliefs just to pander to some hick voters. Hell no.
When Hillary says she's committed to winning Iowa that's enough for me. Nothing in her past or even her husband's past would make me question her honesty.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
***A word to our regular liberal readers [yes, I know you're there], you may want to stop reading now. The article doesn't have the usual liberal media spin, but instead has stuff like truth and honesty. I am afraid reading yet another US soldier telling you that all the negative war coverage is destroying morale and ading the enemy will fuck with your mypoic little world. I know how much you believe ignorance is bliss, so just stop reading now and pretend like this article doesn't even exist. Trust me, it will make it so you're still able to swallow your own bullshit.***
A tired and disgusted Iowa soldier fired off an e-mail a few days ago, telling
family and friends how things are going in Iraq.
A Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Jim Funk has flown more than 80 combat missions since he arrived there in October.
He described his Boone-based unit's successes after 5,000 hours of flying out of LSA Anaconda, a huge American base north of Baghdad. He talked about the tragedies he and his fellow Iowans have witnessed and his worries of becoming complacent as he goes on mission after mission.
"We're treading water," the Ames man told the
people closest to him. "We continue to kick butt on missions and take care of each other, even though we know the American public and government DOES NOT stand behind us.
Ohhhh, they all say they support us, but how can you support me (the soldier) if you don't support my mission or my objectives. We watch the news over here. Every time we turn it on we see the American public and Hollywood conducting protests and rallies against our 'illegal occupation' of Iraq."
His greatest frustration? The performance of the people who deliver the news to the American people.
I'll let him say it, in his own words, in the letter, which found its way to me:
"Hello media, do you know you indirectly kill American soldiers every day? You inspire and report the enemy's objective every day. You are the enemy's greatest weapon. The enemy cannot beat us on the battlefield so all he does is try to wreak enough havoc and have you report it every day. With you and the enemy using each other, you continually break the will of the American public and American government.
"We go out daily and bust and kill the enemy, uncover and destroy huge weapons caches and continue to establish infrastructure. So daily we put a whoopin on the enemy, but all the enemy has to do is turn on the TV and get re-inspired. He gets to see his daily roadside bomb, truck bomb, suicide bomber or mortar attack. He doesn't see any accomplishments of the U.S. military (FOX,
you're not exempt, you suck also).
"Let's give you an example. A couple of days ago we conducted an air assault. We lifted troops into an area for an operation. The operation went well and our ground troops killed (insurgents) and took several prisoners, freed a few hostages and uncovered a weapons cache containing munitions and chemicals that were going to be used in improvised bombs.
"The next morning I woke up and turned on AFN (Armed Forces Network) and watched the nightly news (NBC). Nothing, none of that reported. But the daily car bomb report was reported, and the file footage was not even from the event. There was a car bomb in the Sadr City area and your news report showed old car bomb footage from another part of town from some other time.
"So we really set the enemy back that night but all the enemy had to do
was turn on the news and be reassured that the enemy's agenda (objective) was
still going to be fed to the American public.
"We, the soldiers, keep breaking the back of the enemy. You, the media, keep rejuvenating the enemy.
"How hard would it be to contact the PAO (public affairs officer) of the 1st CAV, 36th CAB, 25th ID or the Marines and ask what did you guys accomplish today - good and bad? How about some insurgent blooper videos? Now that would be
something to show on the evening news.
"Media, we know you hate the George Bush administration, but report both sides, not just your one-sided agenda. You have got to realize how you are continually motivating every extremist, jihadist and terrorist to continue their resolve to kill American soldiers."
It's a punch in the nose to the news media from Funk, 39, a full-time employee of the Iowa National Guard.
Why did he write it?
"I am just tired of busting my butt over here and coming home every
night and turning on the TV (Armed Forces Network) and hearing how we are
failing miserably," he told me in an e-mail.
You may agree with what Funk has to say. You may not.
Many in my business certainly won't. But Funk is a soldier, fighting a war, who has earned the right to be heard.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Harkin's shriek about Shrek doesn't help child-obesity fightNow the Register believes that people are responsible for their own actions? Parents control their children's eating habits? My God, what the hell is wrong with this world? I feel like I am living The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Who took my bleeding heart liberal Register editorial board? What about the government solving all the world's problems?!?! I am so confused.
Shrek is fat. We wouldn't be surprised if he had a stash of candy bars and chips in his dressing room. The sweet-natured ogre's belly hangs over his belt. He's sickly green - a color inconsistent with a healthful diet.
Sen. Tom Harkin [pictured] wants him to clean up his act.
The Iowa Democrat said it's "totally irresponsible" for the producers of the new kids movie "Shrek the Third" to allow the character to promote sugary, unhealthful foods because it damages kids' health.
Uh ... maybe because he just doesn't look like the kind of guy who eats salads and sprouts for lunch. And American businesses are interested in making money. That means advertising with characters like Shrek to help sell products.
Last we checked, that was the way things worked in this land of the free.
Likewise, parents are free not to buy the products - or to oversee their consumption in moderation.
What will the liberal, Iowa blogs do? The mother brain has officially told people to think for themselves. Oh the chaos...
Thursday, May 17, 2007
The list of nominees:
- City of Blinding Lights - U2
- Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
- I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth
- Get Ready - The Temptations
- Ready To Run - The Dixie Chicks
- Rock This Country - Shania Twain
- Beautiful Day - U2
- Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
- I'll Take You There - The Stapler Singers
- Man Eater - Hall & Oats
- Smooth Criminal - Micheal Jackson
- Crazy Bitch - Buck Cherry
- Harvester Of Sorrow or Creeping Death - Metallica
- Loser - Beck
- I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
- Le Freak - Chic
- Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
If you come to CBB only for conservative, Republican talking points I might suggest you stop reading now.
Excuse me while I pile on:
And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, "You helped this happen."I could further mock Falwell, but I can't shove his foot down his throat any farther than he already did throughout his life. He can take his condescending bullshit to Heaven and hope God is in a forgiving mood or his afterlife is going to be a little warmer than he envisioned.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell, blaming civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, quoted from John F Harris, "God Gave US 'What We Deserve,' Falwell Says," The Washington Post (September 14, 2001)
AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
-- Jerry Falwell
The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.
-- Jerry Falwell, Listen, America!
Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.
-- Jerry Falwell, on CNN's Crossfire, May 17, 1997
I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell, USA Today Chat, quoted from The Religious Freedom Coalition, "The Two faces of Jerry Falwell"
If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell (attributed: source unknown)
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (Matthew 7:12).”But what do I know, I am just a failed human being wandering through life trying to figure it all out while not drinking, taking no drugs, living with integrity, and working hard so my wife can stay home and take care of our three children.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
By Rudy Giuliani
The greatest challenge of our generation is to win the terrorists’ war on us. The next president needs to keep America on offense against the terrorists — that’s why I’ve called for the creation of 10 new combat brigades for the U.S. Army.
We need to remember the lesson from previous generations: Peace is best achieved through strength.
This isn’t the first time the United States has been faced with the need to expand our military during wartime. After winning World War I, the Army was cut by 90 percent. And when World War II came to American shores with the attack on Pearl Harbor, we were forced to play catch-up through the first years of the fight. After defeating the Axis powers, our Army of more than 7 million soldiers was reduced to fewer than 500,000 by 1948.
When the Cold War heated up, Harry Truman — a Democratic president — and the Republican-led Congress needed to establish a large peacetime military for the first time in our nation’s history. Our responsibilities as a world power demanded it.
But after winning the Cold War we again dramatically reduced our military. Washington called it a “peace dividend,” and it became the core of government policy in the 1990s.
The peace dividend has proven to be a disastrous decision. We cut military and intelligence budgets as Islamic terrorists were focusing their attacks on America and Americans. Terrorists attacked us in 1993 at the World Trade Center and in 1996 at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. In 1998, our embassies were bombed in Kenya and Tanzania, and in 2000, terrorists attacked the USS Cole, killing 17 servicemen. During this time, Osama Bin Laden even declared war on us.
We didn’t recognize the magnitude of the threat. During that time an Army of 18 divisions — the force that won the first Gulf War — was cut to 10 divisions. Total military manpower was reduced from about 775,000 in the 1980s to 470,000 on the eve of Sept. 11. The cuts extended to the purchase of new equipment — that’s why many of today’s Marine Corps pilots are flying the same helicopters their fathers were flying in Vietnam.
The good news is that conditions for our fighting men and women are improving. President Bush raised their pay and improved benefits. President Bush also increased the ranks of the Army and Marine Corps. More ships are being built for the Navy, and the Air Force is finally getting some long-awaited next-generation fighters.
These increases are necessary and important, but we need to do more. Military families are feeling the stretch of extended involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. We need a force that can both deter aggression and meet any challenge that might come our way — even two conflicts simultaneously. That’s why America must increase the size of our armed forces — in particular the Army, which has been cut the most and is under the greatest stress.
Ten new combat brigades will offer reinforcements where they are needed most. They will deter others from calculating that a stretched-thin U.S. military presents an opportunity for aggression. And they will allow the United States greater flexibility to fight and win the wider war against the terrorists.
I believe that Washington needs a healthy dose of fiscal discipline, but it must be done by establishing clear priorities. Our current military spending is low by historical standards — 4.1 percent of GDP, if you include supplemental spending. At the height of the Reagan build-up, it was at 6.2 percent of GDP.
Besides, costs should not be considered in a vacuum: They must be weighed against the prospective benefits of securing a more peaceful world, the threats posed by the terrorists’ war against us, and the certain drawbacks of letting down our guard. And while recruitment during military conflicts can be a challenge, I believe that the 9/11 generation — with its heightened sense of public service — will rise to this challenge if we make it a national priority.
America will win the war of the terrorists on us by staying on offense. We can’t listen to those who counsel retreat or advocate giving our enemy a timetable of our withdrawal. America doesn’t retreat: America advances. And to win, we must understand that realistic peace is best achieved by a stronger, larger and better-trained military.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Consider this John Edwards ad:
Must take a really big Billy-Bad-Ass with steel balls to stand up to a President that won't be in power come 2008. Hey John, in case you didn't know you're running for Bush's job...not against him. Oh, wait...that's right. With no Bush to kick around, no Democratic agenda. My bad...
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Bush's Veto Denies Funding for Our TroopsOh to be simple minded...
Today, Bush issued his 2nd veto of his administration by vetoing a bill that would provide the funds our troops need to finish the war and come home safely. Ironically, this occured on the 4th year anniversary of Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" declaration.
The mission has been accomplished genius. Last time I checked the Iraqi military who we originally went to war with is no longer in existence. We overthrew the Iraqi government, what about that fact don't you understand? Maybe we have a new mission, but make no mistake our initial mission has been accomplished.
It doesn't surprise me however that Democrats wouldn't understand the whole "mission accomplished" banner. While Bush plays to the soldiers in what would be called a "pep rally," the liberals want to praise the troops by announcing a retreat schedule to the entire world.
Fucking dumb. Stupid. Naive. Idiotic.
I've said this a hundred times, what's worse: going to war on false intelligence or playing politics with our troops' lives?
Reposted from the Corn Beltway Boys
Time just released its' 100 most influential people list and I while I understand that influential and good don't go hand and hand I question the headlines for each section. Osama Bin Laden falls under the "Leader & Revolutionaries" category. Would it have been to much work to make a "Murders & Psychopaths" entry? I completely agree that Osama's influence is far reaching, but I have a hard time seeing his name next to the word "revolutionary." To Time it's just the type of thing that sells magazines.
A lot is being made about President Bush being snubbed by not being included on the list, but after seeing the list I think it's a greater honor not being on it. When I see Tina Fey and Rosie O'Donnell on the same list I know it's a list that needs not be read. Last time I checked "influential" meant "having or exerting influence," so I highly doubt Tina Fey is changing anyone's opinion. Well I mean other than making people rethink whether she's funny or not. And to be clear no one is watching O'Donnell for her deep insights, they are watching for the car crash. In fact, I would wager if conservative bloggers stopped watching the View their ratings would go into the tank.
When you put out a list of the 100 most influential people in the world and include people like Tina Fey and Rosie O'Donnell, it says a lot about how we, as a society, have lowered our standards of what is significant and authoritative.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Enter the Des Moines Register opinion board, where lavish dreaming is second only to their socialistic ideals. Every month or so, hell almost weekly, the Register starts in with their wish list of wants and desires on how to transform Iowa into a recreational wonderland. Queue a government funded study:
Among the findings: Iowa needs $150 million per year for 10 years to fund everything from better beaches and campgrounds to protections for soil, water and wildlife. Ways to secure those dollars include using a portion of sales tax or gambling revenues or state lottery proceeds. Bonding could be used to stretch dollars.$1 billion dollars over ten years?!? Holy crap. Better beaches? Did I miss California and the western 1/3 of the nation falling into the Pacific ocean? But don't worry, we can have our magical outdoor oasis by merely increasing even more taxes. Forget the fact that Iowa already has one of worst environments for attracting new businesses what harm would an additional billion dollars do?
We farm. And where we don't use our land for agriculture, we live. Aside from a few lakes, river beds and the occasional state park Iowa's land is meant for practical purposes. We are what we are. Don't for one second think that spending a billion dollars is all of a sudden going to bring tourists to Iowa by the droves. There just aren't enough activities to engage a visiting family for a week, especially when areas like Missouri, Minnesota, and Illinois are just across our borders. And a billion dollars isn't going to change that.
Dream if you must, but don't propose spending tax money on false conclusions:
Iowans who live in counties with more outdoor opportunities enjoy faster-rising incomes than those who don't, a study has shown. The Mississippi River Trail, still under construction, is estimated to add $20 million per year to the state's economy.Those are facts, huh? Maybe the Register doesn't understand the word "estimated." Considering the Mississippi River Trail is "still under construction" there is no way to report it's economic impact on Iowa as "fact." Nice try though...
Those are the facts.
I am open to picking a new state slogan though, because after one short session of Democratic control in all three branches of state government and the incessant droning by the Register our old slogan just doesn't fit anymore.
How about..."Iowa, where the tall taxes grow?"