Political Tidbits 5/24/06

Good news from Iraq. Scott Ritter has a new book! And a blogger sent to jail.
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Quote of the Day
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

Hillbilly Medical Terms

1.Benign...........What you be after you be eight.
2.Bacteria.........Back door to cafeteria.
3.Barium...........What doctors do when patients die.
4.Cesarean Section.A neighborhood in Rome.
5.Catscan..........Searching for kitty.
6.Colic............A sheep dog.
7.Coma.............A punctuation mark.
8.D&C..............Where Washington is.
9.Dilate...........To live long.
10.Enema...........Not a friend.
11.Fester..........Quicker than someone else.
12.Fibula..........A small lie.
13.G.I. Series.....World Series of Military baseball.
14. Hangnail.......What you hang your coat on.
15. Impotent.......Distinquished,well known.
16. Labor Pain.....Getting hurt at work.
17. Medical Staff..A Doctor's cane.
18. Morbid.........A higher offer than I bid.
19.Nitrates........Cheaper than day rates.
20.Node............I knew it.

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Political Tidbits

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What's Going on in Iraq

Ripped directly from the pages of Centcom's electronic newsletter, in this new feature we will post news from Iraq and Afghanistan that's gives an alternate picture than that on the drive-by media.

If you want bad news, watch the Lamestream media.

Because every day in military theatres across the planet, our soldiers are, person by person, incident by incident, doing more to promote love of America (we really ARE the good guys folks) by doing what Americans do best-just being Americans, the fine and happening humans that we are.

The goal of the military is to kill people and break things, as the manual unabashedly states. Unstated is how each and every service person is a diplomat representing the United States. On this blog, we will give a rundown of the good things our fine young soldiers are doing to win the hearts and minds of many people on the planet.


Community Celebrates School Renovation; Iraqi and MND-B Soldiers Provide Supplies to Students
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Multi-National Division - Baghdad surprised between 400-500 children of Al Hudaybiya Elementary School April 23 with free school supplies during a celebration to mark the completion of the school's renovations in Bakaria, within the Gazaliyah neighborhood, located southwest of Baghdad.

Airmen Share Lunch, Love with Elderly

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Olga finished school 70 years ago. After graduating, she became a teacher of Russian, German and finally mathematics for more than 30 years. She has so much to share about that time, but today, she has fewer and fewer people to hear her stories. Brothers and sisters, husbands and children have passed on or moved too far away to visit.

That's why lunch with the American Airmen is such a treat, said Tech. Sgt. Victoria Querido.

Provincial Reconstruction Team Visits Kapisa Women's Center
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Members of the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team visited the Kapisa Women's Center in Mahmood Raqi April 17 to deliver humanitarian civil assistance including shoes, clothing, personal hygiene packs, food and radios.

Coalition Doctors Deliver Baby Girl at Tarin Khowt Provincial Reconstruction Team Clinic
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Coalition medical providers performed an emergency Cesarean-section delivering a healthy baby girl and preserving the 22-year-old Afghan mother's life at the Tarin Khowt Provincial Reconstruction Team clinic April 23.

U.S. Units Help Ethiopians Build Capacity
CAMP HURSO, Ethiopia, April 22, 2006 - The 31 Ethiopian soldiers who graduated from border security class here yesterday gave new meaning to "building capacity," buzz words for the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's efforts in the region.

Army 1st Lt. Christopher Anderson, the officer in charge of the U.S. training effort in Camp Hurso, Ethiopia, praises the students of his class during graduation exercises for the Border Security Class April 21. Photo by Jim Garamone

Traitor and Pervert Scott Ritter Has New Book

Scott Ritter is the former U.S. representative to the U.N. who turned against this country rather suddenly, claiming that the lovely Saddam was, well a lovely person. We're certainly not going to promote this little creep's book. By judicious clicking, starting from this post on Littlegreenfootballs one can locate the book plus ordering information.

We just want to point out that this Scott Ritter is the same fellow who took $100,000 from some Saddam cohort to make a movie. We'd also point out that we've yet to see the movie but hey, it's not like it was bribe money or anything.

Also, we'd point out that Ritter was TWICE caught meeting an underaged girl he seduced over the Internet. One time he was arrested.

So go on, buy the book.
Ritter gained fame in the late 1990s for being a pain in Saddam Hussein's behind, then became a national fascination several years later when he turned his ire toward the Bush administration, which Ritter rightly believed was bent on waging a political war based on specious claims that Iraq posed a threat to its neighbors and the United States. The proof simply wasn't there, he said to anyone who'd listen, a crowd that included the Iraqi National Assembly's Arab and Foreign Relations Committee.

Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, Egyptian Blogger Imprisoned

Bloggers across the Blogosphere are doing their best to get an Egyptian blogger released from prison.

The blogger, commonly known as Alaa, was imprisoned for, well for trying to bring democracy to Egypt.

Alaa is a secular democracy activist, and a tireless advocate of freedom, free speech and human rights. He organizes demonstrations and engages in protests against all kinds of injustices in Egypt and is the winner of the international Best of the Blogs award from Reporters Without Borders last December.

Seems that not only was blogger Alaa imprisoned by Egyptian authorities, but also three fellow Democracy advocates who showed up in court to support Alaa!

Alaa's site is here. Please help swamp the Egyptian embassy with emails to free this man.

There are times when we wonder why more Muslims don't speak out against their oppressive governments. Maybe this is why.

Interesting....Very Interesting

Came across this graphic on a famous "Pookies Tunes" post on FreeRepublic and was intrigued.

The upper part of the pic is fairly well-known and is, indeed, frequently hit on this Blog as we've had several graphics of the true red/blue demographics of this country. The interesting comparison is the graphic below the red/blue breakdown that uses shades of brown to illustrate the point.

Seems those same "blue" areas of the country, y'all know what I'm talking about, are also the most expensive places to live.

Takes a lot of money to support homeless and welfare recipients that tend to congregate in big urban areas. Somebody's gotta pay for it all. And the somebodys are the few taxpaying citizens left who have not already bailed out to less pocketbook-damaging red states.

Read it and weep. Learn the truth.

Political Demographic/Cost of Living in the U.S.

Dear Lord Look at Who the U.N. Appointed to Its Human Rights Council!

Folks, you can't make it up. Saudi Arabia on the United Nations' Human Rights Council? Women, ladies and gems, cannot even drive in Saudi Arabia!

And China? Russia?

If the U.N. were running this country they would appoint:

  • Zacharias Moussaoui as head of the CIA anti-terrorist unit.
  • Scott Peterson as head of the FBI.
  • Patsy Ramsey as head of the Child Welfare Department.
  • Joe Biden as head of the Bald People of America.

    United Nations Satire cartoon

    And these people are supposed to be leading the world? Does the U.N. really think that the world should follow the lead of Saudi Arabia in terms of human rights?

    Snort, guffaw, rolling on the floor.

    The U.N. did turn down Iran and Venezuela as members of the Human Rights Council but dear Lord, why were they even being considered?

    From the NY TIMES:
    China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan, countries cited by human rights groups as not deserving membership, were among the 47 nations elected to the council. But in a move hailed by the same groups, both Iran and Venezuela failed to attract the needed votes. ...

    That Strange Juror

    I don't think Z. Moussaoui should have gotten the death penalty as has been stated often on this blog. I think his life in a super-security prison is punishment enough. Still, eleven out of twelve jurors on his case thought he should be given the death penalty.

    What's even odder, the lone juror who voted against the death penalty didn't identify his or herself (the verdict must have come via secret ballot) and there was no way to debate the lone dissenter.

    Odd. Very odd.

    From the
    Only one juror stood between the death penalty and Zacarias Moussaoui and that juror frustrated his colleagues because he never explained his vote, according to the foreman of the jury that sentenced the al-Qaeda operative to life in prison last week.

    The foreman, a Northern Virginia math teacher, said in an interview that the panel voted 11 to 1, 10 to 2 and 10 to 2 in favor of the death penalty on three terrorism charges for which Moussaoui was eligible for execution. A unanimous vote on any one of them would have resulted in a death sentence.

    RU486 & the Clinton Plan to Use It to Eliminate the Poor

    RU486 is popularly called the "day after" birth control pill. The notion being that, oops, the act is done but no birth control was used. Pop one of these handy puppies and problem solved. Not being a medical expert, I do know that this drug somehow aborts a conception right at the point of, well, conception.

    At one point in time this was still an experimental drug and required FDA approval. This point in time was during the Clinton administration and like everything else during that administration, there were behind the scene shenanigans.

    Clarice Feldman reports, at American about documents Judicial Watch obtained from none other than the Clinton library. A Ron Weddington, Clinton co-counsel on Roe versus Wade (who'd think a President would have such a thing?), wrote an interesting letter to President Clinton about the need to push RU486 through to FDA approval.
    [G]overnment is also going to have to provide vasectomies, tubal ligations and abortions. . . . There have been about 30 million abortions in this country since Roe v. Wade. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery. . . and then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario. We lost a lot of ground during the Reagan-Bush religious orgy. We don't have a lot of time left.

    We don't need more cannon fodder. We don't need more parishioners. We don't need more cheap labor. We don't need more poor babies.

    Gotta love that reference to the "Reagan-Bush religious orgy" and hey, the idea of the government providing vasectomies, tubal ligations and abortions to rid the country of the nasty poor-"we don't need more poor babies"-is right up the Clinton socialist/communist agenda.

    Full Judicialwatch report HERE.

    Kennedy Airplane Hit by Lightning. Allegedly.

    For one never knows with the Kennedys. What with their historical problems with trees on ski slopes, automobiles and airplanes, it could be that God almighty struck Senator Ted Kennedy's airplane just because, well just because he's a Kennedy. The family whose gene pool is so polluted that even their machines don't work right.

    A plane carrying U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy from western Massachusetts to his home on the coast was struck by lightning Saturday and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his spokeswoman said.

    The eight-seat Cessna Citation 550 plane lost all electrical power, including communications, and the pilot had to fly the plane manually, according to spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner. No one was hurt.

    Pilot had to fly the plane manually. Too bad John F. Kennedy jr. wasn't around to help with piloting duties.

    Yeah, I know I'm going to go to hell for saying such a thing. Way I figger, I'll have lots of Kennedy company in the hot place and can spend the rest of eternity telling them all what a hapless bunch of losers they are.

    Hugo Chavez, My Dictator Lover

    This was entirely too juicy to pass by on a trip across the Blogosphere.

    A Herma Marksman tells us about her ten years as amour to Venezuela dictator and keeper of the oil wells.

    Oh my. So Hugo darling was quite the lover, showering lovers with flowers, chocolates and plenty of gifts.

    Yet Chavez' former lover complains about Hugo's supreme disappointment as a leader. Well duh. Give a man too much power with no checks and balances, add a whole bunch of oil money, throw in a corrupt Jimmy Carter validating that country's illegitimate election and boom, we have yet another Latin American monster from the mold of Castro and Saddam.

    THERE are many reasons why Herma Marksman still looks back fondly on the 10 years she spent as the mistress of Hugo Chavez, who at the time was an ambitious lieutenant-colonel on his way to becoming the president of Venezuela

    For a Hoot

    Laura Ingrahm sponsored a "separated at birth" contest on her site. One end of the birth split up was none other than Nancy Pelosi, minority speaker in the House of Representatives. Pelosi, God love her brittle face and unblinking eyes, is the focus of many jibes over the extensive plastic surgery the lady had to have had, goodness, the woman's face barely moves during her Moonbat rants.

    Laura offered three choices for the separated at birth choice but one of the choices really hit home. The winner was an actual bat with huge brown eyes and hey, the creature really did resemble Ms. Pelosi. Coulda even been a genuine Moonbat, who knows?

    But one of the choices, that of Jennifer Wilbanks-the so-called "Runaway Bride"-really took my fancy.

    So much so that I put Nancy and Jennifer side-by-side in the pic below.

    Yes the Moonbat Laura Ingrahm used did resemble Pelosi but Jennifer Wilbanks is a human and damn if those two don't look like they were separated at birth to me.

    Nancy Pelosi/Jennifer Wilbanks

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