Saturday, December 30, 2006
Eagles 23, Cowboys 7 - SPORTS - NFL - Comcast.net:
Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins (20) pulls in a pass in the end zone intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Irving, Texas, Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Eagles 23, Cowboys 7
By JAIME ARON, AP Sports Writer
Mon Dec 25, 8:53 PM
Box Score Play-by-Play
"IRVING, Texas - The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to get buried by December road games against all three division foes, especially with retread backup Jeff Garcia running the offense.
Turns out, that challenge was exactly what they needed to grab control of the NFC East."
Ah yes! Sweet, sweet victory! On Christmas Day no less! Poor, poor Chowboyz fans! Coal in yer stockin's' this year! America's Team, my ASS!
For an intimate view into the life of deuddersun and damarvelous44magster, check out the video below!
Merry Christmas Philly!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
James Brown's Body to Lie at NYC Apollo - NEWS - ENTERTAINMENT - Comcast.net:
James Brown's Body to Lie at NYC Apollo
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
"NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat."
Goodbye James. You gave us one hell of a ride.
This is funky and fun. It celebrates life. As James Brown returns for the last time to the Legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, let us celebrate his life and hold dear his message:
and Havin' fun!
The man sure knew how to do them all!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Legendary Singer James Brown Dies at 73 - MUSIC - Comcast.net:
"Legendary Singer James Brown Dies at 73
By GREG BLUESTEIN,
Associated Press Writer
3 hours ago
ATLANTA - James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured 'Godfather of Soul,' whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73."
I wasn't going to post again until tomorrow, but respect for a Man of this stature can't wait. So it is with a heavy, heavy heart that I bring you the sad news that "The Godfather of Soul" has died early this morning, Christmas Day.
The gifts he left behind to all of us will keep him alive in our hearts forever! He was one of my childhood heros. I loved the guy. I have posted some vids below. For those of us familiar with his magic, let them re-kindle the fires. For those of us who never knew him, he was truly, the Hardest Workin' Man In Showbiz! His explosive, signature dance moves, his raspy voice that reached out and grabbed you by the face and said, "Listen to me! I'm talkin' to you!", may be imitated, but will never be equaled. His influence on our music and our lives was profound. His stamina and energy were boundless and seemed undimmed by age. I thought he would be here forever. He was, in fact, scheduled to perform this coming weekend at the Count Basie Theatre, in Red Bank, New Yersey.
Now, the Man who, for decades, gave nightmares to millions of Daddies of little white girls, and unbounded thrills to all of us, the Sex Machine, The Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Workin' man In Showbiz, has been called home. To paraphrase a popular lyric from a pop-rock song, "If there's a Rock & Roll Heaven, Well you they got a hell of a band..."
Rock on James!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Gather friends and family 'round the soft, warm glow of the 'pooter screen and Sing-A-Long with Deano!
This is it 'til the 26th!
Merry Christmas to All! And to All a Goodnight!
deuddersun & damarvelous44magster!
Friday, December 22, 2006
Baja Canada, Seattle:
"Naughty or Nice?
Either way, SHOW US YOUR SHOES!
Just when public policy was starting to really put a damper on the holidays, we have the Donald and the O'Donnell to distract. And even better, a Big Tent Event over at the Gay Agenda!"
(deuddersun displaying his no talent Rapping technique)
Yes Brothers & Sistas! It's the First Annual No Talent Pageant hosted by the Gay Agenda and Emcee'd by our very own meldonna, of Baja Canada, Seattle!
Now I'm not sure what the hell the whole thing is about, I seem to remember reading that you don't have to be Gay, but it helps, there's lots of Cocktail Lezbins, (which sounds kinda good to me), and stuff is gonna be snorted along with 151 proof Jello shots with the Bush Twins.
There's also this thing where you enter your shoes, (I'm not showing mine here, I'll save that for the actual contest - I'm in it to win it - Mags! Where's that 35 year old, moldy pair of jungle boots I had hanging from the rafters inna basement? You know the ones with the dogshit on the heel? The ones that you claim stink worse than the Eagles' locker room after a hot August mini-camp?)
Anyway, don't delay! Registration is in progress, (I think) and the whole thing kicks off right after Christmas. For more info, or I should say, the correct info, see meldonna at Baja Canada, Seattle!
NY Times: Rail Tunnels Vulnerable - NEWS - US NATIONAL - Comcast.net:
"NY Times: Rail Tunnels Vulnerable
By Associated Press
3 hours ago
NEW YORK - A carry-on bomb could flood portions of commuter train tunnels between New York and New Jersey in a matter of hours, The New York Times reported."
"Concerns have long been raised about potential terrorist attacks on tunnels connecting to New York City. In July, authorities said they had thwarted a suicide-bomb plot involving the PATH tunnels."
I used to live in Hoboken, New Jersey. Every morning and every afternoon I used the PATH system. Now that I live in Philly, I use either the Lincoln Tunnel, (pictured above) or the Holland Tunnel and often the Queens Mid-town Tunnel.
Mornings aren't bad. It's so early when I go through there isn't much traffic and I breeze through in few minutes.
Afternoons are brutal. It can take up to 30 minutes to get through. God forbid there is a fender bender or someone breaks down. After two years of this afternoon commute I now prefer to go "overland" through Brooklyn and Staten Island. It's longer, but far safer.
Right after 9/11, all of the tunnels were guarded by National Guardsmen and Army troops with locked and loaded M-16's. Every truck was inspected completely. It added time to the commute, but hey, who's complaining? Look at that picture and imagine it filled with busses and cars when a bomb goes off.
Now, there is no-one guarding the tunnels anymore. Except for the Mid-town, which has a few Uniformed Transit Officers randomly checking trucks.
People who live and/or work in New York City know that it is only a matter of time. We know they are coming again. We know more of us will die. We just wish our Government was as serious about protecting us as the enemy is about killing us. And the only thing we hear from Pres-idiot Bush is "keep shopping!"
Marines Charged in Iraqi Civilian Deaths - NEWS - US NATIONAL - Comcast.net:
By THOMAS WATKINS, Associated Press Writer
"CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - With eight Marines charged in connection with the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians, the Marine Corps sent a clear message to its officers: They will be held accountable for the actions of their subordinates.
In the biggest U.S. criminal case involving civilian deaths to come out of the Iraq war, four of the Marines _ all enlisted men _ were charged Thursday with unpremeditated murder.
But the remaining four Marines in the case are officers, the highest ranking among them a lieutenant colonel. They were charged with dereliction of duty for failing to report or properly investigate the killings in the Iraqi town of Haditha last year."
I don't know what happened here. I don't know if these men are guilty or not. I don't know much, granted.
I do know that there was a cover-up. While I applaud the fact that Officers are being taken to task for this, and not just enlisted men, I do not believe the investigation will go far enough up the chain of command. It needs to go all the way to the top. To the clown in the picture.
I tried to remember my own training over 30 years ago. We have all seen television shows where police are training. Everyone has seen the excercise where police officers have to differentiate between pop-up targets of civilians and bad guys. They are supposed to react quickly, shooting the bad guys and well, not shooting the civilians. They are trained to defend life. Simply put, Marines are not. Asking Assault Troops to do a Police Officer's job is like asking the Bull to guard the China Shop.
Marines are taught to take life. So are Soldiers and Sailors and Airmen. The conditioning we receive hardens us to the loss of life of innocents. How else could an Air Force pilot drop a bomb, "smart" or otherwise, on a target that he knows may have civilian occupants as well as hostiles. A certain amount of civilian deaths is "acceptable". The military calls this "collateral damage". The difference here is that these men are accused of actively and knowingly seeking out civilians and killing them.
What has to be determined here is whether these civilians were killed in a "crossfire" as some of the accused Marines claim, or if, in fact, some of the "civilians had fired on them, as has also been claimed, or if the men in question just lost it and took their frustrations out on innocent people. Personally, I don't know. How do you tell the civilians from the hostiles in an environment where you don't know who the enemy is until he shoots at you?
Like I've said over and over...I don't know. What I do know is that this madness has gone on long enough. Our young people are caught in the middle of a civil war with no clear enemy and no defined objective other than to "move forward", not "cut and run" and "get the job done". So I'm willing to wait and see what happens and I'm trying to give these guys the benefit of the doubt.
It's only going to get worse. Adding more troops to the madness will only make it much worse. It's time to bring our young people home.
Marine Corps Investigations
Enemy of The Republic has an Excellent post on this. I recommend visiting.
Betrayal of What's Right: When Soldiers Lose Faith
Thursday, December 21, 2006
FINANCE - Pfizer's McKinnell to Get $180M Package - Top News - Comcast.net:
By ELLEN SIMON, AP Business Writer
1 HOUR AGO"
Are you fuckin shittin'me?
Are you motherfuckin shittin me?
Gee, do you think this might have been made possible, in part, because of the wonder-fuckin-full Medicare deal the fuckin' Republi-cons made on our behalf?
I just can't wrap my head around this...
There are people, right here, right now, in this country, who will not have a Merry Fuckin Christmas...
How fuckin' much do ya need?
You greedy fucking piece of shit! At the expense of old folks, who broke their asses all their lives for the American Dream...
I just don't have the words...
Marine died backing her beliefs - Los Angeles Times:
Marine died backing her beliefs
Maj. Megan McClung, proud to be in Iraq, was a public affairs officer known for her enthusiasm and athletic prowess. She was killed by a roadside bomb Dec. 6.
By Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
December 14, 2006 "
Not only was Major McClung the highest ranking female officer killed in Iraq, she was the first female Marine Officer killed in Iraq.
This is for you Major.
Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas
The Final Inspection
The Marine stood and faced her God
Which must always come to pass.
She hoped her shoes were shining
Just as brightly as her brass.
"Step forward now, oh, Devil-Dog,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The Jarhead squared her shoulders... said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
'cause those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
'cause the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unsightly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear."
"If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
So if you don't, I'll understand."
A silence fell all 'round the throne
Where Saints had often trod,
As the Marine awaited quietly,
The judgment of her God.
Step forward now, My Fine Marine,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk your post on Heaven's streets,
You've served your time in Hell.
Sleep in Peace, Sister.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Iraq Troop Buildup Idea Worries Generals - NEWS - Comcast.net:
"Iraq Troop Buildup Idea Worries Generals
By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
WASHINGTON - A White House laboring to find a new approach in Iraq said Tuesday it is considering sending more U.S. troops, an option that worries top generals because of its questionable payoff and potential backlash. President Bush said he is ready to boost the overall size of an American military overstretched by its efforts against worldwide terrorism."
Uh, wasn't it part of Rumsfeld's grand plan to scale back the military and turn it into a lean, mean green fighting machine, more suitable to fighting the little "brushfire conflicts" than major land operations?
Rumsfeld deserves a Pres-idiot Medal Of Freedom for fighting in Iraq with the "Army he had, not the Army he wished he had". In other words, the Army he built.
I have no confidence that George W. Bush will start listening to his Generals any time soon. He never has before.
Folks, we are coming to a critical turning point in the history of the United States. If Bush won't listen to the polls, or the elections, or his own Generals, then it's time to make those in Washington and the Pentagon to listen to the people.
What I am proposing may be the first large scale operation undertaken by The American Patriot Institute and it's no joke.
I am calling for a massive demonstration in Washington, D.C. on the day Bush finally announces his new plan to "move forward" in Iraq. I'm talking about something that hasn't been seen in this country since the late '60's, early '70's. Hundreds of thousands of Veterans, working Americans and concerned citizens converging on the capitol to voice our displeasure with the current Administration.
I realize that this will take a lot of work, but the machinery is already in place here in the blogosphere. All we have to do is implement it.
It's our country, it's our White House, let's take it back.
Bin Laden by Immortal Technique, featuring Mos Def
Monday, December 18, 2006
Frankly, the post was offensive to many, many good folks who live in the South and are working hard to change things there.
One of these individuals is Meldonna, from Baja Canada, Seattle. This young Lady has class. On top of that she's on our side and I almost alienated her...almost, but she has way more class than I do so she gave me the benefit of the doubt and I am grateful.
The post is gone. It will remain gone. My weak ass apology to this fine young Lady is still up so you can see what a jerk I can be.
This, however, is from the heart, with no caveats.
I apologize to you Meldonna, and all the other good, hard-working folks who are also our Brothers and Sisters and who, like us, are working hard to save our country.
I recently ran across a lovely young lady at spadoman's who goes by the name of meldonna. I clicked on her link and found myself at her place where I read this post. Now most of my readers know that I don't always act in good taste, but then, I tend to follow Larry Flint's philosophy, "We don't want readers with good taste, we want readers who taste good!" (Uh, that's a joke, 'kay?)
So I posted a link to "Fuck The South". It was meant to be humorous, but, well...apparently I offended the young lady. Her response can be found here.
This is my response:
Good answer, meldonna. You have my apologies. Honestly, I wasn't looking for a scrap. That was originally posted on Nov. 11, 2004, 5 days after many of us believe Bush stole his second Presidential Election, and yes, it is bitter. Don't know if you saw the post I have with all the Republi-con Conventioneers running around NYC with little Purple Heart band-aids on their smirking faces, thinking they were dissing Kerry, while in truth they were dissing every Veteran who ever earned a Purple Heart as well as the Medal itself. I can't tell you how many of them flipped me off or shouted obscenities at me in their charming Southern accents as I sat at traffic lights because I had an Impeach Bush bumper sticker on my truck. Guess they chose to ignore the United States Marine Corps bumper sticker right above it.
For years we on the Left have had to put up with insults and worse from those on the Right. I have been called a traitor by Chickenhawks who never wore the uniform themselves and never will. Nor will their children in this current Bush fiasco in Iraq. I firmly supported going into Afghanistan to get Bin Fergotten and so did most of us on the Left, but when Bush manufactured his can't wait "strategy" to invade Iraq, he lost us. And even tho he was wrong to go in there, some of us still supported him until it became obvious that he had no clue about winning "hearts & minds".
So you see, there is no love lost here for the Right, who, now that they have had their asses kicked and may well lose the White House in '08, are suddenly talking about "working together", being "bi-partisan", letting bygones be bygones and "moving forward". Fuck 'em! They have done so much damage to our country and our Constitution that it will take years to undo it all. Not to mention the damage they have inflicted on the American working family, (but I will go into that at a later date at my place).
At any rate, the post was not meant to be a personal attack against you and I apologize if it was taken that way.
Ultra-Lib'ril, Commie-Pinko, Moonbat Raper of Mothers, Killer of Unborn babies and Traitor to the United States of 'Merka (Joke, get it, Joke!)
By the way, the young lady's got an excellent site, Baja Canada, Seattle check it out when you get a chance! Link on the title or sidebar.
Philadelphia Daily News 12/18/2006 REDEEM TEAM:
Garcia rallies from mistakes, leads Eagles to third straight win
By LES BOWEN
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Marty Mornhinweg wouldn't divulge what he said to Jeff Garcia after the Eagles' quarterback took an unfortunate taunting penalty, then threw an even more unfortunate interception two plays later. The pick led to a touchdown that gave the New York Giants a one-point lead, along with what seemed to be control of the game midway through the fourth quarter yesterday.
Mornhinweg said he knew what to expect from Garcia the next time he got the ball, though.
'He's a tough man. He's got great strength mentally and physically... he's pretty good in those situations,' the offensive coordinator said after Garcia led the Eagles on an eight-play, 80-yard drive that restored their lead, Garcia hitting Reggie Brown with a 19-yard, game-winning touchdown pass with 2 minutes, 57 seconds remaining.
Had a great day yesterday after all. Eagles won and so did I.
Got to see a friend of mine this afternoon and pick up a cool 200 clams!
Dallas Chowboyz next week! And, yes, I'll be wearing the shirt!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Take it away Girlfren'!
Although Moderate has the eyes of a snake and looks like he has ice water in his veins - I do believe that Fixer is the one that is/could be a serial killer and the most dangerous.
Other than the fact that I know d and Scroff-------Fixer is the one I would most be afraid of!!! I base this on the fact that I have known a lot of guys in Kensington who looked liked him and they were no one to fu.. with.
Moderate immediately stood out because of his scary eyes which are very devious and this makes him hard to read. Moderate, however, is the guy I would want on the sneaky rifle covering my back.
Deuddersun and Scroff -- I can only speak from what I know, which is they are both psychopaths!!! no further comment...For Real...
Bulldog has psycho eyes but I think he has a somewhat level head, for what that is worth, but that is questionable. d, I know, has partied with Bulldog and from what I have heard about Bulldog, he can handle himself in any situation, and when we have to knuckle up - he is the man.
Gordon is difficult. He has far away eyes and that is unsettling. ..He reminds me of Clark Kent, sweet looking on the outside but extremely dangerous on the inside.
All in all I would not want to encounter any of you guys under any circumstances if I were on the other side. (Other than my d. who I have to, because I love the shithead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Profile By Maggie
Kensington: Particularly K & A, Kensington & Allegheny, the roughest Irish neighborhood in Philadelphia
Sneaky rifle: Remington 70
For real: for real
knuckle up: hand to hand combat
Clark Kent: Superman
shithead: My Marine
There you have it fellas, the Rogues Gallery.
The Founding Fathers of The American Patriot Institute
The intimate portrait of a family's suffering through the loss of a loved one in Viet Nam left me, well, very sad, because I know that there is nothing anyone can do for the "Other Casualties of War". Young John Hulmes documentary of his search to know his Father made such an impression on me that I had to post on it. That post is right below this one.
When I completed my post and my second cup of Joe I made my usual morning rounds of the Blogosphere, beginning with Any Which Way where I read about the stupid Kris-gin Konservatives blathering on about a "War On Christmas". It occurred to me that the word "war" is too often used to mean something totally different, like a philosophical difference or an athletic event. I had to wonder just how many of these "Kris-gin Sojers" had ever really seen "war", or even served in the Armed Forces, for that matter.
Next up was my pal Bulldog.
Whew! PTSD and how it is affecting his own brothers! The cloud over my head darkened.
Then Alternate Brain.
At this point the "cloud" was a roiling thunderhead. The anger inside me was reaching the boiling point and I almost went for a triple Johnnie Black, just to settle me down. Instead, I sparked up a bowl, closed my eyes and found a small quiet spot inside me where I know I am safe from myself.
Unable to even comment, I figgered I'd just check my site stats and then bag it for a while, go for a walk with my dog, enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning before the Eagles/Giants football game this afterrnoon.
It was there that I saw that Technobabe had visited and I clicked on the link to her site, Technobabe's Adventures, and found this post, "Shopping At Sears".
That brought me around. I suddenly realized that there were folks who did really give a shit. That hope was not lost. That, to some, "Support Our Troops" really does mean more than a magnetic ribbon. Once again I could feel the warmth of the sun. The storm had passed.
So do yourself two little favors this morning.
Read the above post at Technobabe's.
And shop at Sears.
I'm going for a walk with my dog.
Merry Christmas! May Santa bring you gifts and glad tidings!
Party on Santa Dude!
04 August 1946 - 30 June 1969
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
On June 30, 1969, 2nd Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his only child.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Saw this at that most excellent website, Mccs 1977 and it made such an impact on me that I had to post it here.
God have mercy on all of us if we continue to ignore this, and by ignoring it, allow it to continue, and by allowing it to continue, wash our hands in the blood of innocents.
I have enough guilt already. This is too much.
Please, please, scroll down the page and send in your Impeachment Petition.
If we allow this to go on in our names, we are as guilty as those who prosecute this madness.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Just to show that there's no hard feelings, especially at this time of year, here's some Merry Christmas wishes for All the Red Staters!
Especially that special 27% that still believes that Bush is Right, Santa is Real and Rush "Hillbilly Heroin Addict" Limbaugh, actually knows what the fuck he's talking about!
Impeach For Peace!
Found this in my comments section yesterday and checked it out.
There are two sites here, one links to a company that will mail your Christmas Card for you. The other, found on the first site, will allow you to download the Christmas Card for Free. You can print it out and send it yourself. The cards are being sent to Nancy Pelosi, and if you so desire, your own representatives.
The website explains what this is all about, but to give you an idea, I'll reprint the comment that was left.
I'm going to do it. Join me in telling our Government that we, the Citizens they are elected to represent, will no longer tolerate un-responsive, greedy, corrupt Politicians like Bushco, who's only interest in being in office is "Crony Capitalism" and "moving forward" with their own sick agendas. The following link discusses someof the pros and cons of impeaching the Pres-idiot (click on the link and scroll down):
Impeach Bush For Peace
From the comments:
Impeach for Peace has created holiday impeachment cards that allow your friends and family to initiate the impeachment process. Deck the halls of congress with colorful impeachment petitions! Now that Representative McKinney has introduced Articles of Impeachment to Congress, it's time for us to show the other Members of Congress our support. So, Impeach for Peace created the Holiday Impeachment image, and researched a company that will allow you to send jumbo sized postcards along with a personalized message using your web browser. To learn more about this method of inititiating impeachment, go to:
Soon, Santa will be delivering sacks and sacks of mail to Nancy Pelosi initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635). What better gift to give this holiday season than the restoration of our democracy? Truly the gift that keeps on giving. Over this past year, Bush has become an even greater threat to our Constitution. Lucky for us, the rules of the US House of Representatives allow for individual citizens like you and I to initiate the impeachment process directly! This process was successfully used to impeach in the past.
Be a part of history and have a merry impeachment this season!
Jodin Homepage 12.11.06 - 9:32 am #
Monday, December 11, 2006
Bolgger? Or Blogger Beta?
Finally got used to Blogger and now there's Beta? Help me out here. Who likes Beta and who wishes they had never switched?
Tell you what, I hate that stupid "word verification" crap they have. I mean I have already logged into my Blogger Account, which means I had to type in my password, then I have to figure out what the hell those letters and numbers are and type them in too.
Is this automatic with Beta?
Click on the picture so you can view it full size.
These were taken at the last Republi-con National Convention held in New York City. The City hit hardest on 9/11 and the East Coast Capitol of American Liberalism. (I remember driving thru the City at the time and being "flipped off" constantly by these out-standing 'Merkins when they saw my "Impeach Bush" bumper sticker. Aparently they chose to ignore my Marine Corps Bumper sticker right below it.)
The little band-aids with the Purple Hearts they are wearing were meant to demean John Kerry's Purple Hearts. Seems to me these happy-go-lucky assholes are demeaning the Award itself and the thousands of Americans who earned it fighting for their pathetic asses.
Like I said before, they can stick their flag decals and magnetic ribbons up their collective asses!
Yeah, they're the REAL American Patriots!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
One to wake up to...
Step off Stevie Ray...
Back off Eric C....
Slash? You just don't cut it..
If you're too young to remember, shut the fuck up and listen...
Could be your daddy was here...
Might be where he met your Mama...
Saturday, December 09, 2006
I leave you with this and Best Wishes for a Good Night.
Watch this for a moment,
I love this girl,
well, I love what she does,
no, I love her.
Can that be right?
Take this to bed with you tonight and love your woman like it was the first time.
Any Which Way - For Freedom Loving Americans:
"I hope this kid doesn't find his nuts in a vice for this letter...
A Young Marine Speaks Out
by Philip Martin
I'm sick and tired of this patriotic, nationalistic and fascist crap.
I stood through a memorial service today for a young Marine that was
killed in Iraq back in April.
During this memorial a number of people
spoke about the guy and about his sacrifice for the country.
How do you justify 'sacrificing' your life for a war which is not only
illegal, but is being prosecuted to the extent where the only thing
keeping us there is one man's power, and his ego."
That's the truth, can you handle it?
White House Debating New Iraq Strategies - NEWS - Comcast.net:
"White House Debating New Iraq Strategies
By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON - In a rush to chart a new course for the Iraq war, President Bush's national security team is debating whether additional troops are needed to secure Baghdad _ a short-term force increase that could be made up of all Americans, a combination of U.S. and Iraqi forces, or all Iraqis, a senior administration official said Saturday."
Get a clue you dumbass piece of shit!
If I had five minutes alone with you I would teach you the meaning of "War"...
Talked to the Bulldog yesterday! No, he ain't dead. Not even badly bleedin'! Just needed a little R&R is all!
I met Bulldog last year when his company sent him to that Den of Iniquity, New York City! Hooked up with him and some co-workers of his and went on a mission! Hogs & Heifer's, The Red Rock West Saloon, and a few other places of ill repute will never be the same! (Coyote Ugly aside, Hogs is the original! I have gotten drunk with Harrison Ford there and watched Julia Roberts dance on the bar and strip off her bra to hang it on the Honored Antlers behind the bar.)
Now Bulldog informs me that he will be traveling East once more, in April.
New York City, Stand the fuck by!
We also talked about the possibilty of getting the entire Rogues Gallery together at someplace sometime. Don't know if it will ever happen but I will say this, if it does, where-ever it does, batten down the hatches and get yer wimin-folk off the streets! This group makes "The Wild bunch" look like Boy Scouts!
Okay, 'Dog, get back to yer keyboard and get busy! Chop-chop!
McKinney Introduces Bill to Impeach Bush - NEWS - Comcast.net:
"WASHINGTON - In what was likely her final legislative act in Congress, outgoing Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney introduced a bill Friday to impeach President Bush.
The legislation has no chance of passing and serves as a symbolic parting shot not only at Bush but also at Democratic leaders. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made clear that she will not entertain proposals to sanction Bush and has warned the liberal wing of her party against making political hay of impeachment." - By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer
Hello? Ms. Pelosi? Are you listening? We want him impeached! Then Indicted! Then Imprisoned! Get it?
The only rationale I can come up with for not impeaching the bastard is the grim fact that Dick Cheney would become the President!
I certainly hope Ms. Pelosi isn't as reticent about investigating this corrupt administration and bringing the Bush Family Crime Cartel to justice.
Look at it this way, Nancy, with Bush & Cheney out of the way, you become the President!
Go for it Girlfriend!
Friday, December 08, 2006
In her own words:
I study and teach the classics to a bunch of bored undergraduates. I used to teach in the Chicago Public Schools; I'm from there. I don't miss the gig at all, but there is great novel material in those environments. I write fiction, poetry and analytical articles. Right now I am fascinated by the Vietnam War, the Southern Gothic, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, Dante, Chicago White Sox, the mysteries of God, recovery from the jaws of despair and the end of the world.
When I first started this blog, it was populated mostly by pissed off Veterans, the majority being Marines, like myself. In order to try and see things from the Right's point of view, I linked to some Right-wing blogs that were pretty far out on the fringe. This, I thought, was diversity. I've since realized that I will never see things from the Right's point of view simply because I can't get my head that far up my ass.
Recently I have sought diversification again. I have added other, gentler Veterans who have beaten their demons, yet still carry on the fight to save our great nation, like Spadoman, at Round Circle and still others, non-Veterans, who's sites appealed to me, like Pablo, at Ritmo Latino.
Now, I offer you Enemy of the Republic, at Cruel Virgin.
Enemy of the Republic deals mostly with life's daily issues, like friendship and work and what folks define as wierd. I think you'll enjoy her. Besides, being from Philly she's a homie.
Just two things though...
In spite of the blog's name, the young lady is sensitive, so be kind.
The young lady may have to acclimate herself to our particular style of blogging, though. The knuckle-up, down and dirty, no-holds barred statements of disgust and dismay at the current state of affairs in the United States usually found here and else-where by those of us in The Rogues Gallery.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
An armed militiaman holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher in Ramadi, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006. Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, is located in Anbar province, where many Sunni-Arab insurgent groups are based. It has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting between U.S. forces and insurgents. (AP Photo)
CAIRO, Egypt - Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars to Sunni insurgents in Iraq and much of the money is used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to key Iraqi officials and others familiar with the flow of cash. - By SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer
You have got to be Fucking kidding me?
The Saudi's? The Fucking Saudi's????? Our greatest Arab Ally in the "War On Terror"? The House of Saud???? Best Friends and socialite chums of the Fucking Bush Family?
Does this guy have a fucking clue about anything?
I am beside myself, I just can't find the words...
You'll have to read the article.
Saudis Reportedly Funding Iraqi Sunnis - NEWS - INTERNATIONAL - Comcast.net
But I'll tell you this! I'll tell you this. I expect an apology from every dumb ass sonofabitch who voted for this guy in '04! Everyone of you!
Not to me, but to the thousands of Americans who served in this bullshit war! To the thousand of Americans who died in support of Halliburton and KBR and... to the thousands more wounded or maimed!
Take your fucking flag decal and shove it up your right wing ass!
I've had it with this shit. Bring our troops home now. I could care less if the whole Middle-east went down the fucking shitter!
The Iraq Study Group has finally released it's findings, EIGHT MONTHS LATER!!!
And President Dipshit still doesn't get it! The article linked to below explains my distress and disgust with Fric & Frac, Bush and his Puppet, Tony Blair.
During the aforementioned eight fucking months, over 600 more Americans lost their lives while Politico's sought ways to "gracefully" end Bush's Folly. The Rogues Gallery ( a loose group of MilBloggers I belong to, headed up by Moderateman), could have come up with this shit in 8 fucking minutes!
How many more will die before the 79 recommendations are acted upon?
So, I'll ask again, am I the only one with a sense of urgency here?
Found this website thru the Comments Section at Moderateman!
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Ritmo Latino reminds me of what we, here in the United States are fighting Bush and the Neo-cons for, home, hearth and family. Real Family Values!
Stop in and ease your troubled mind.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Brooklyn Sidewalk Caves In, Swallows Woman - NEWS - STRANGE - Comcast.net:
An un-named 64 year old woman was swallowed by a five foot deep sinkhole in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn!
Someone needs to tell her there are better ways to get away for the holidays!
Fortunately she was uninjured and even managed a chuckle after being rescued by New York's Bravest!
Marty! You're the Borough President, wassup widdis?
Seems the Moralists in Maine are unaware that "Butt" is English for "Barrel". English, that is, as in England. Fortunately, we live in Pennsylvania, so we could, if so inclined, actually taste Santa's Butt!
Now I haven't asked Mags if she'd like to put her lips to Santa's Butt, but as for me, I think I'll stay with the King, (no, not the King of England, the King of Beers), Budweiser! (Sneeringly referred to by some of my more sophisticated, read "snobbish", friends as Butt-wiper Beer.)
Seems I can't escape being the "butt" of the joke no matter what, so I'll leave it up to your good taste!
Oh, and did you notice that the importer is located in Belchertown? Too dam funny!
Shelton Brothers, Belchertown, MA,
Link to story:
Ho? Ho? Ho? Maine Says No to Santa Label - NEWS - STRANGE - Comcast.net
Monday, December 04, 2006
My Favorite Hillbillies - Big & Rich!
Since I hope to be headin' back to work soon in the Big Apple, crossing the very bridge you are looking at, I'm tryin' to get in that New York State of Mind.
I guess I'm really just a hillbilly at heart!
Moderateman oughta like this one! lol!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
The way the Philly teams have been playing lately doesn't leave me much to root for.
None-the-less, I, and many like me, remain the most important ingredient in the World of Professional Sports!
So here's to us! The Sports Fans!
Party on Dudes and may your team win!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Last one for tonight, I promise.
This is the one I promised earlier, or later, if you're just getting here now.
(To see the earlier post, simply activate the Time Manipulation Dial under the face-plate of your decoder rings, or, simply scroll down! )
Have another one up tomorrow morning for all you "Sports Fans"!
Sleep well, and hopefully, not alone!
Wasn't gonna post anymore today but then I found this!
The Tubes are one of my Favorite bands!
Watch the face of the young man in the video, LOL!
Hope you enjoy it!
uh-oh, may be 1 more, after, uh, before this!
Sorry, just can't help myself today, LOL! (Note to self: Don't blog stoned!)
One of my most cherished memories of the fabulous Sixties was the simple pleasure of laying back, firing up a bowl of Thai Stick and reading the latest copy of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers! (In fact the Thai Stick helped keep every subsequent reading as fresh and side-splitting as the first!)
I truely loved growing up in the Generation that invented Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll. And now, for those of you who missed it, the Sixties, the real Sixties are about to come alive again in a new stop-motion animated, full length, feature film, entitled, "Grass Roots", by Grass Roots films.
If you just can't wait for the movie, get your Freak Fix now at Freaknet - The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics!
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Pilot
The definitive statement about 1960's hippie-dom! The Freak Brothers were my heroes then and they remain my heroes today, almost 40 years later!
So spark up a fatty, lay down some rails and welcome the Hairy Trio into your homes and your hearts!
For those of you who weren't alive in the sixties, this should serve as a great introduction to the Woodstock Generation, Flower Power and the origins of "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll!" as seen through the wise eyes of
Fat Freddy Scat!
Friday, December 01, 2006
Bingo-Playing Grandma Guilty in Pot Case - NEWS - US NATIONAL - Comcast.net
Wowee Zowie, Maui Wowee?
If it weren't for real it would be funny.
I've already posted about this subject before. Just scroll down for the post entitled Legislating Morality.
(Gee, do ya think this coulda been Granny in her wild and mis-spent youth during the '60's?)
Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car, Futuristic After-School Project Wows Crowd At Philly Auto Show - CBS News
For that reason I'm more impressed with the story below.
Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car, Futuristic After-School Project Wows Crowd At Philly Auto Show - CBS News
To skip the text and go directly to the video, click the link below! (Anybody with a sense of humor, or better, destiny, will appreciate the "sponsor" of this video! LMAO!)
Fantastic work kids! Our future is in your hands!
Thursday, November 30, 2006
From the Article:
AMMAN, Jordan - President Bush said Thursday the United States will speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces but assured Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that Washington is not looking for a "graceful exit" from a war well into its fourth violent year.
Why am I not surprised?
Bush Agrees to Speedy Turnover in Iraq - NEWS - Comcast.net
Army Scammed Into Buying Golf Balls - NEWS - STRANGE - Comcast.net
Why am I still not surprised...
Gee, think they'll get around to Halliburton, KBR, Bechtel and the other War Profiteers?
Moderateman's on Fire!!!!
In my morning jaunt around the blogosphere, I noticed two things...
First: Spadoman at Round Circle will be on hiatus while he completes a move to new quarters. I wish him the best and eagerly await his return.
Second: The Moderateman is on a fucking roll!!!!!! If you haven't stopped there yet, hurry over, you won't be sorry!
(After yer finished here, lol!)
Right on, Franklin!
Far out, man, canyadiggit?
A recent article by Katie Hess for the Associated Press states that as of the end of last year, 7 million of our fellow citizens, (an amazing 1 in 32!), were either imprisoned or on parole or probation! 2, 200,000 were behind bars!
The article also states that 49% of all Federal prisoners are incarcerated due to drug-related activities!
49%! And that's just the Federal Prison Population! That doesn't account for State, County and Municipal Jails!
This is insane!
Now I will admit that I am biased. I love the Noble Weed and partake regularly and I'm not ashamed to say so. In fact, being a "Child Of The Sixties", there aren't too many drugs that I haven't at least tried. I smoked my first joint in the Summer of '64, the same night that I lost my virginity to an older sister of a friend of mine. The combination of sex and weed and the Beatles was overwhelming! Darlene was so beautiful! Long, black hair and blue eyes. Breasts just the right size with perfect nipples. And a dark sensuality that drew me into an abyss of pleasure and swallowed me whole. Since then I have rarely made love without the noble weed. The orgasms go on forever and unlike Viagra, there are no detrimental side effects.
My partner and I could be arrested and imprisoned for enjoying our drug of choice.
Which brings me to the point. How can you legislate morality?
I know that we do, but I don't believe it is right. What is moral behavior for one is immoral and distasteful to another.
Homosexuality, for instance. If you believe homosexuality is an abomination, great! Don't be a homosexual.
If you believe that Gay marriage is a sin, terrific! Don't marry a Gay person!
And if you believe that abortion is a sin, fine! Don't have one!
But please don't tell me that your morals are superior to mine and that I must adhere to yours!
There are many good reasons to legalize certain drugs. Not the least being the fact that millions of otherwise law-abiding American citizens enjoy a toke or two of "Happy Air" and are currently at risk of going to prison for nothing more than a personal preference.
I have tried to do some research on the percentage of people arrested and/or incarcerated for either marijuana or cocaine possession and/or trafficking. It is very hard to do since many people who have been arrested for other crimes have also been in the possession of a "controlled substance" at the time of their arrest. Many of these crimes have been very serious, such as rape and murder. Many of these crimes have been committed because of the drugs themselves, such as "drive-bys" and "turf wars" for control of an a/o (area of operations).
On the surface this seems to be the perfect argument against legalization, but, those individuals would have committed the offense anyway! The fact that they were in possession of an illegal drug is incidental to the primary offense, ie: rape, murder. Many more crimes are committed as a result of alcohol intoxication, should we outlaw alcohol? Ofcourse not, since the majority of us use alcohol responsibly. Denying the responsible majority because of a foolish few is nonsense.
As for "drive-by shootings" and "turf wars", they simply wouldn't exist if the gangs had nothing to fight over! There will always be gangsters as long as there is something people want that they cannot get anywhere-else. We can eliminate a whole lot of them by legalizing the very product that sustains them! Believe me, it's a whole lot easier to sell a bag of weed or coke than it is to set up a sports book, money-loaning operation or pimp stable. I''m talking from experience here folks.
Now the latest in our Insane Government's attempt to appeal to the conscience of the more affluent "substance abusers" informs us that using illegal drugs finances terrorism! If that were true, I'd be performing an Unpatriotic act right now!
The fact is that the most harmful drug, opium, from which we get morphine and heroin, is flourishing in Afghanistan! In fact, since we "liberated" Afghanistan, the poppy production has grown to the point where Afghanistan now produces 95% of the world's heroin! (Yeah, we're in control there! Right!)
How much of that do you think is financing terrorism? Bou-fucking-coup!
Bottom line is folks, as we used to say in the Fabulous '60's, "You do your thing and I'll do mine".
"Do your own thing as long as you don't hurt anybody."
Okay, gotta go, my joint went out and I gotta find a light!
I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again - video powered by Metacafe
7M in U.S. Jails, on Probation or Parole - NEWS - US NATIONAL - Comcast.net
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
What does it all mean? In the microcosm of the battlefield all concerns boil down to one thing, staying alive and keeping your buddies healthy and whole.
But then, the Chickenhawks who have sent our young men and women into battle for a Lie wouldn't know anything about that, now would they?
35 years ago or 35 minutes ago, it makes no difference to a dead man. But like the saying goes, "To Err Is Human. To Forgive, Devine. Neither of Which Is Marine Corps Policy.
We will not forget. We will not forgive.
Michael Richards isn't alone. I, too, am guilty. So are most of my friends. It seems at one time or another, almost everyone I know has said it.
Almost. Still, that's far too many.
I'm speaking of the "N" word, "nigger".
The word was born in hate. It is demeaning, hurtful, disrespectful and hateful.
When a white person uses it, it conveys a feeling of racial superority to the user and nothing but disrespectful hatred toward all black people. When a black person uses it, he or she undermines the glorious achievements of black people as a whole.
The picture above is of the 369th Infantry Regiment, New York, "Harlem's Hellfighters". It was taken in 1919 during World War I. The Hellfighters were the first Americans to ever be awarded France's Croix de Guerre. They were one of the most decorated American Units in the War and fought alongside the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood.
So, what does this have to do with the "N" word?
Black Americans have fought and shed blood for this country since the Revolutionary War. The South and a good part of the North was built on their backs. They have earned and deserve the respect and fellowship of their fellow Americans. The use of the "N" word undermines this and separates us as Americans at a time in our history when we need to draw together, live together and work together to restore our nation to it's full potential. Divisive tactics have long been employed by those seeking to maintain power. After all, if we're watching them and they're watching us, whose watching those at the top?
So, to all my black Brothers and Sisters, I am sorry. I have contributed to the hate and divisiveness of the races. I pledge to never use the word again, to strive for racial harmony and mutual respect. I will not support those, black or white, who use the word. I will not contribute to the hate.
Please accept my most sincere apology.