Saturday, September 25, 2004
Featured Items of the Week updated
Spotlight on Freedom Fighters: The Evangelical Outpost
Artist(s) of the week: Jeff Buckley - what I consider the most impressive voice to have graced the genre of rock 'n roll.
Film of the week: Limbo, directed by John Sayles. It could quite possibly be my favorite ending of all time. One that leaves you in... Well, you know. And there's not even a sequel, either.
Ali hits the mark
But the most insightful and telling paragraph of his post is this:
Allawi’s speech was articulate, impressive and honest and most
Iraqis I talked to lately share the same opinion with me, but much more
impressive was the reaction of all members of the congress who were there. That
was the American people there, the whole American nation not just republicans,
standing and cheering not Allawi but what he stood for; IRAQ. They were showing
support and friendship to Iraq not Allawi and that was a rare moment in history
where the two nations Iraq and America stood as equal friends, no actually it
was more like family as one American friend described. Insulting Allawi and Bush
and the whole speech, speaking so harshly of that unique moment is an insult not
to Bush or Allawi but to both the Iraqi and American nations, and yes that goes
for everyone did that.
Ali can say this with great confidence because of the comments his readers have left for months indicating their steadfast alliance with the NEW Iraq and more importantly with its citizens. The ovations Allawi received was not only indicative of what SHOULD have been conveyed, but what the majority of Americans have wanted to give Iraq - a warm welcome into the community of civilization. I suppose the reason it had not been done is directly linked to the absence of Allawi's "thank you" speech prior to Thursday, but now that much needed assurance of gratitude has demolished the doubt left in many confused minds.
Yes, Ali, that is exactly what took place in joint congress on Thursday morning - thank you for recognizing it.
Oh, and we know who you refer to when you say "that goes for everyone [who] did that." The person knows who he is and Ann Althouse knows who he is, too. A fatal mistake it WILL prove to be.
Am I living in Bizzarro World?
"Women are different than men, not only psychologically (but)
physiologically, and I think we need to understand those differences," says Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Someone please tell me they didn't spend more than $10 on this study. I know - wishful thinking.
Next week's stoooopid study headling: Staring at the sun hurts eyes
Truth for Troops update
Go. Read. Now.
Kerry attacks Bush on Hurricanes; says National Hurricane Center "contradicts itself"
Said Kerry, "Just today three million Floridians are being told to evacuate. Evacuate to where, Mr. President? How can you ask someone to be the last person to leave Palm Beach County?" Later he added, "I remember in Vietnam just about the time I was leading my men in what should have been the decisive battle to win the war a typhoon came right up behind us, caught us off guard and wiped out over half of our men. Some of us found ourselves blown 5 miles into Cambodia. I even picked up a hat that was washed up on the shore of the river. It was devastating. That's when we were forced to start committing war crimes."
Not to let the subject drop, Kerry continued to pound Bush over what he calls "the quagmire in Florida". He cited the administration's pure lack of concern over Florida as proof they would prefer Florida never got to vote, again. When asked to expand he said, "Clearly this administration has no family in Florida. What would they care if the entire state was taken out to sea by a succession of hurricanes?" When it was pointed out the President's own brother was the governor of Florida Kerry stated, "That doesn't mean he LIVES there. I'm Senator and my post is in Washington, DC, but I haven't been to Washington in over 8 years. There's nothing important going on there."
A reporter asked if he put the blame for the brutal hurricane season squarely on the shoulders of the President. "I don't know what you mean by squarely," he said. "Whenever I look at the satellite shots of a hurricane they always seem spirally, to me. But if you mean do I blame the President, I think you answered your own question. Ask my wife what she thinks about that."
His wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry, was none too shy to speak to the press. Upon having the question repeated to her 7 times and finally in French she answered, "Yes, clearly the hurricane season should be blamed on Bush. In fact, don't be surprised if in October another hurricane makes its way towards Florida. I personally am anticipating an 'October Surprise'. This administration would do anything to get re-elected. That includes creating hurricanes so naked, starving children are running around Bush can show he is compassionate by feeding AND clothing them at the same time. My husband's administration would be far more realistic about this. The children would be fed first and clothed later - let them go naked. That's what we did with our servants' children while I grew up in Mozambique."
Responding to the National Hurricane Center's press conference about the anticipated arrival of Jeanne in Florida Kerry said they were contradicting themselves from last week when they said they were hoping for just a "tropical storm". "They're lying because they are just puppets of the Bush administration. When I am President, I will make the restoration of our alliances with foreign weather services a top priority. I have seen Fidel Castro's weather reports. They're quite nice and I think they appeal to the 'people' because of their modest sets."
Tomorrow, Kerry plans to flying to Sun Valley Idaho to spend a few days at his wife's vacation home.
UPDATE: Frank J. says "Mean" Jeanne has been cancelled. If you have tickets please hold on to them until we find out whether there will be a new date or a refund.
Truth be told, the initial reason I started blogging here was to forfeit sending emails to my "blast" list 5 times a day, or so, to inform them of the horrible, wonderful, comical and entertaining stuff I had come across and what I thought about it. It seemed as though it probably became monotonous for some of them to open up (or delete without opening) the email, even though a couple had requested being added to the list (and yes, a lefty friend asked to be left off the list). So I sent one last "blast" to inform them there was no longer going to be email and if they enjoyed what they received they should visit this blog (consequently, I just found out tonight that one of them STILL did not realize he knew the author of this site. He just assumed it was another "forwarded" link). They, and possibly some of their acquaintances, are still the only ones who know who I am (anonymous it is).
As well, for a number of months I had done my best to stress the importance of blogs and the new media - to those on the blast list - that it was about to bust out of its cocoon and a media revolution would follow. Dan Rather proved that correct, and Jonathan Klein was just that last bit of motivation I needed to join the 'sphere.
But just the other day I was given another, more important reason to blog - because I CAN, because guys like this are spending nights at 9,000 ft. altitude 9,000 miles away protecting my unalienable rights to tell it like I see it while sitting in a heated room in front of a computer. What kind of ungrateful moron would I be if I did not? That's not to say those who don't blog are ungrateful morons - they have better things to do, like take care of their families and read MY blog - it is just to say that now I am blogging and and have read the Warrior's note home I "should know my roll": Not let their sacrifices be in vain (exercise those rights, privileges and values they have fought for)? I am grateful that dispatch from the Warrior made it my way. I know (knew) that guy - lived with him for 8 months or so - and that letter was from a completely different person than I knew. It was a serious reality check. Sure, I'll continue with the dry wit, the non-serious, smart a** attitude (most of the time) - it's one of the blogosphere's most endearing traits - but I'll be blogging with the understanding that I CAN, and that's what my role is (along with those Rick Brady spectacularly explained).
Friday, September 24, 2004
10,000 Bloggers: Because tonight belongs to laborers
"At any given time, some 10,000 people in the United States are forced to work against their will under threat of violence, a new report found."
Looks like Karl Rove's "24/7 anti-news network" has finally been outted. Now bloggers can be FREE!!!!
(p.s. Is blogging about blogging and bloggers like the "legacy" media reporting about itself)
I'm not going to say "I told you so".
And thinking about it, maybe they're not doing it so stoooooopidly, after all.
Watch out, new media. Watch out.
UPDATE 9/25 (late): Wizbang has a minor run in with my "Ah hah! We've got you" prediction. As Kevin says, it's just a sign of desperation. This time it was done stooopidly.
RETRATION 9/26: It has been brought to my attention that it was not Kevin @ Wizbang, but PAUL. I apologize for whatever harm this might have caused Kevin's reputation, and Paul you should be so lucky!
Hollywood gets invaded by conservatives
When: This weekend, infidel! Geeze.
Where: Didn't you read the friggin' title?
Wear: This, this, this, this, this or any of these or these.
Why: Because if you live anywhere near this and you don't go I'll hunt you down and shove a copy of F********* 9/11 down your throat (because I live far away and will have to miss it)
What are you waiting for? Go buy you ticket!
Then come back here on Monday and tell me how it was.
Goldstein raises the stakes...
Giuliani shows CBS how it's done
Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told President Bush this week that he is sorry.
“I owe you an apology,” Mr. Giuliani began. “I made a mistake during my [Republican National Convention] speech ... I said that with 64 days to go, John Kerry could change his mind five or six times about what to do in Iraq. Well, he’s already changed his mind four or five times and I’m going to be proven wrong again because I think we’re looking more like eight or nine times.”
See Dan, it's not that hard.
Allah the merciful collects zakats, then gives free advertising
Stronger at home, respected in the World.
HUGE NEWS!!!!! AS IN HUUUUUUUGE!!!!
But more importantly and proof of the power of the blogoshpere...
The guys at MoorWatch have some awesome news for the "Truth for Troops" campaign - they have just secured 5000 FREE copies of FahrenHype 9/11 to disiminate to our troops who were inudated with Fatso's fictious piece of dung.
Developing... more later...
"Going down Hard"
"Truth for Troops"
I'll add a new section to the sidebar on the right called "Truth for Troops" with links to those sites we find supporting the effort.
UPDATE: There are many bloggers joining the cause. LT-Smash is the latest! It's great to have him on board.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
A call for those on the home front - HELP OUR WARRIORS!!!
This might possibly be the most important fatwa for the Pajamahadeen issued on this blog yet... No, it IS the most important, especially after this post.
And come back here regularly to see updates. This is where the blogosphere SHOULD use its clout. You will not hear a call like this from the "legacy media", including FOX News, for a number of reasons, but the blogosphere, free of editors and numerous levels of "fact-checking" can act without hesitation.
There is no option to purchase this film yet, but Bryan @ Junkyardblog will keep us appraised. I'll keep you appraised and EXPECT YOU TO DO YOUR PART!!!
UPDATE: My mistake - there is an option at the top right corner. Or go here... Doooo it! And then when you receive it come here to get the address to send it to. Or we'll try to get the address up ASAP so you can just have it shipped there.
UPDATE II: I just put my money where my mouth is. Now it's YOUR TURN.
UPDATE III: I have changed the links on the above links because it has come to our attention that it is $9 on Deep Discount.
UPDATE IV: That means buy 2 copies for the WARRIORS.
(I have got to stop blogging so hastily this late at night)
Dialogue of the Day: "You're Bald!" (UPDATED)
George: You fixed me up with a bald woman.
George: Yeah, that's right.
Elaine: Do you see the irony here? You're rejecting somebody because they're bald.
Elaine: You're bald!
Well here is how it would go if it was a Deaniac, Hillary, and a Blogger:
Dan Rather: Hey!
Deaniac: You fixed us up with a surrender monkey.
Hillary: A surrender monkey?
Deaniac: Yeah, that's right.
Blogger: Do you see the irony here? You're depressed about your candidate because he's a surrender monkey.
Blogger: You're a surrender monkey!
UPDATE: Wizbang has their quote of the day.
Religion of Animal Worship takes on people smarter then themselves - Children
Have WMD stockpiles been located... by Zarqawi?
Why have they gone to such great lengths to get these 2 women released? Could it be that they have their hands on chemical or biological ingredients and they need some help to mix them? I don't want to be an alarmist, but something smells very fishy, to me.
John Kerry is an IDIOT!
John Kerry responds like the VVAW A**hat that he is.
I wouldn't want to be John Kerry meeting Ali at Iraq the Model face to face if his response to Bob Novak's article is any indication.
The Readers vs. The Commentators
Pajamahadeen, spread the fatwa!
Mapes first got her hands on the story when one of Bin Laden's associates in the U.S. approached her at the filming of PBS's "Antique Roadshow" in Savannah, Georgia. She had been working on contacting Bin Laden nearly 3 years, but when it just "fell in her lap" it seemed too good to be true. "I have dreamed of a lead like this for 3 years, now. And the dreams are even more vivid when I've forgotten to take my Zoloft," said Mapes, formerly of Seattle, Washington.
When contacted for comment, Dan Bartlett said he remembered taking a call from Mapes, but passed it onto his secretary to take down the details. "She said she had made contact with Bin Laden and that the end of the evil empire created by the President was coming to an end. I thought maybe she had just returned home after attending a screening of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and smoking dope and just needed to blow off some steam." He said she was never taken seriously because the White House had asked the FBI to investigate her history.
In related news, after reporting on Mapes's story on CBS Nightly News, Dan Rather immediately stormed off the set and did not return for 7 minutes. CBS crewmembers who witnessed the incident said he was ranting and raving about offering the same sort of deal to Saddam Hussein's before America invaded Iraq, but that Saddam just laughed at him and CBS executives simply did not feel he had the time to work on a project that size because he was busy with other more important stories. One CBS executive said, "Hurricane season was coming quick. We couldn't risk having Dan kidnapped while visiting Iraq to broker such a deal."
(yes, folks, that satire - deal with it)
And in this morning's CBS/Rather/Mapes roundup there are these to consider:
From Powerline: Rove Speaks and The Spreading Stain
From Rathergate: Jayson Blair Speaks Out
From Michelle Malkin: WIN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR AT 60 MINUTES
From Hugh Hewitt: Hugh Writes a speech for Les Moonves
I'm sure there is lots more, but I have work to do. Later!
UPDATE: Yeah, I was right, there is MUCH, MUCH more including this satire much better than Editors in Pajamas'.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
And you thought the reviews of Jayson Blair's career were big...
On second thought, lets not sound the sirens just quite yet.
1971 all over again, again
Security Mom Must See TV
Ever heard of urban legends, Sen. Kerry?
Quote of the day
-- Michael Medved
UPDATE: Cutie Pie has her own "Quote of the day", but it has little more tinge of "Dumb A** Quote of the Day".
"Why I Blog"... continued
It has been a rough week for (deleted) company. We lost two of our friends in an ambush on (deleted). Four more were wounded, including one of my good friends from
the Q course, who had to undergo surgery to have a bullet removed from his arm. One of the guys died of his wounds after an RPG round struck the side of his vehicle, blowing off his arm and most of his leg. That same RPG round disabled the vehicle he was riding in, forcing the team (deleted) to stay in the killzone while trying to recover the wounded from the destroyed truck. The other man was shot in the head after driving his truck forward to help. My team (deleted), and (deleted) were called in to secure the area and prevent any further engagement by the enemy still in the area. It is amazing that one minute I am reading a book and
ten minutes later I am on a helicopter flying in to a hot LZ. Upon arrival we began sending out defensive patrols and called in airstikes on every enemy we could find. We watched with grim satisfaction as the attack helicopters and A-10's ran the Al Qaida fighters down without mercy. They would run into houses, abandoned once the fighting began, and the A-10 would drop 500lb bombs on them, and strafe them with their 30mm chain guns. There were bodies in the hills, along with cartridge casings from every weapon imaginable, and lingering fires from the incendiary rounds that the Huey Cobras shoot. We wound up having to spend the night at almost 9000ft alt. Without any cold weather clothing at all. All we brought to the fight was Food, water and ammo. Later that night we were awakened by the wild dogs fighting
over their the corpses. We stayed in the area until midmorning. On the way down the mountain I went over to see one of the bodies left over from the fighting of the previous day, and despite the horrible condition it was in, I felt nothing. This same man, blackened where a grenade had hit the tree next to him, killing him and then setting him on fire, had killed my comrades. I could only look at him and see the blood stained wreckage of the Humvee - blood everywhere in the seats and dash and
down the side. I decided I didn't care about him, and went to sit down to wait for the chopper to come get us. We sent one representative from our team to the memorial service in Bagram today, because we still have a job to do,training the Afghan military to fight for their own freedom without us. The mission doesn't stop, even when people die. I can only hope that God can give some measure of peace to their families and children. I know he can. I am proud that I am a part of something bigger than myself, and that even though I will be nameless to these people, my hard work will enable them to live rich and fulfilling lives. I miss my family tremendously and want nothing more than to hold my daughter. That time is coming,
I wrote this letter in as much detail as I can because I don't want your imaginations to run wild with rumors and speculation. I would rather you just know the facts. And besides sometimes I feel better after I write my feelings out. If this letter causes you to be more worried than you were before, I apologize -
Just pray in a way that is proportional to your concern. I love what I do, and will continue to, as long as I feel I am serving a purpose that is good and just. As
long as there is an enemy out there who wants to kill me and my family with a hijacked airliner, or anthrax, or dirty bombs, I will do everything my country asks
me to in order to keep the war anywhere but home.
Sherpas - everyone needs one
Today I present to you the Hertz "Sherpa" (Quicktime) commercial. I think it's funny, anyway.
Pajama's latest communique comes across the wires
And he even has permalinks on his front page, now. I guess enough Pajamahadeen "demanded" it. How merciful he is.
Iranian women making inroads
"Just tell him to beat me once a week ... Beating is part of his nature and he cannot stop it."
Wow - that guy is one lucky SOB to have such an understanding wife.
UPDATE: Today, Frank J. posed a good question in relation to the above story, one that was on my mind, but I just could not get it worded correctly. Frank more than adequately makes my point.
No longer the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy"
MR. THUNE: Didn't Senator Kerry vote against $87 billion for aid to the troops?
SEN. DASCHLE: He did. I disagree with that. And when I was over there, that was one of the most important things we could do is to send the message, I think, that these members of the Guard and reserves, our active duty personnel, need the support need the equipment they've got to have.
Hmm... seems to me that if you were confident your Presidential Candidate had any chances of winning you'd stray from comments like that. But hey, it's Tom Daschle, par for the course.
*Props for the HILL article go to DC Source.
Anyway, Heminator over at Rathergate finds a Press Release by the DNC quoting Terry McAuliffe: "Iceberg? What Iceberg?" Kevin calls it desperation. I just think when it is all said and done the old lady* narrating the movie will be throwing her hat into the ring circa September 2007 and everyone will be asking, "Wow, how did she survive that shipwreck?"
*I'll have you know that I googled only the word "hillary" and that site was number 1 on the list. Would she stand for anything less?
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
New Swift Boat Ad here
'I HAVE ONE POSITION ON IRAQ'
Pajamahadeen take it to "M" Street
"The protesters held up signs with Dan Rather's mug and the slogan, 'Unfit to Report', which is clever, and another with Osama Bin Laden's face and the words, 'The American Press is My Best Friend', which is slapworthy.
But the protest is notable because all of them were dressed in pajamas."
Pajamahadeen fight the guerilla war at CBS HQ - it doesn't get any better than that!
Metaphor of the Day
Turn your speakers up. In the beginning you can hear Mary Mapes screaming for her professional career and then you can hear the Pajamahadeen yelling, "Woohoo!"
What the blogosphere should look out for
This, of course, would be incredibly stoooopid for the dinosaurs, but I'm not putting anything past the 12-to-1 crowd, anymore.
Why I blog
I just got a call from (deleted)'s wife, (deleted). Last night (deleted) had a
pretty rough day, I would love for you to all be praying for him. In the
papers you will see that two special forces guys were killed in Afganastan.
There was a fire fight and (deleted)'s Squad (unit?) was called in, they flew 45
min to the sight and finished a 4 hour fire fight. One of the guys that was
killed was the Medic for the team. Which from (deleted) understanding made
the fire fight that much more stressfull. (deleted)'s buddy got shot in the arm
and the reality of death is quite close to (deleted) and (deleted). Please pray
for courage for (deleted) as he fights these evil men. Pray for (deleted) as a
wife of a worrior is not an easy life. (deleted) is planning on being off the
front line Oct 31st. If you are able and willing I would like some of us to
pray and fast for him.
Thank you so much and if my writing is poor or I didn't explain it well
please call me...I'm a still a little choked up after talking
Gods Peace to you,
How could I not exercise the first amendment when these guys are putting their lives on the line so I can? Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of individuals have sacraficed their lives over the centuries so the Constitution survives, preserving the Bill of Rights. I for one, will make sure it is not in vain.
Accepted with "unholy glee"!
"Just at that moment one of the CBS apparatchiks, one Jonathan Klein, chose to coin a woefully contagious phrase. He attacked the blogosphere as guys sitting in their living rooms in their pajamas. The Web picked this up with unholy glee. Pajama cartoons spread across the airwaves. Somebody coined the term "the Pajamaheddin" for the bloggers, who had accepted the insult as joyfully as the rebel Impressionists had accepted their own (originally hostile) sobriquet. The blogosphere had identified itself, and named itself, and provided itself with a new Trickster identity; and its apostles would have to live up to their chosen character as the gadflies of the truth, the guerrillas of the ugly fact."
DON'T drop the anchor? Hmm...
New terms being added to the Blogsary on a daily basis
Closer to WHO!
Monday, September 20, 2004
Another new Pajamahadeen term: Pajamaphobia or pajamaphobe
Broadcasters in Pajamas
There was a HUGE admission on the radio waves this evening. Radio talk show host, Michael Savage, admitted to broadcasting in pajamas. He did have some issues with identifying the Pajamahadeen, calling them "nobodies in pajamas", but we're happy to welcome him to the club, nonetheless. Cheers, Michael! If anyone hears of other broadcasters making the same admission let us know - we'll highlight them.
Jonathan Klein might be pleased to know that at least Savage doesn't sign books in pajamas.
Now I step away from the Editor's desk and all Hades breaks loose
Got 'em scared...
No pulling punches - it's CRUSADE time!
I will not post any links here - you can find them easy enough if you look.
They must be pretty confident...
Maybe this is not far from the truth.
Good, but faaaaarrrr from good ENOUGH
"Of course, CBS' rivals at ABC and NBC have been all over this Dan Rather story: they could smell the blood of their competition in the water.
But they too have yet to give John O'Neill and the rest of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and their book Unfit for Command the honest coverage they deserve.
You see, their journalistic integrity goes only so far."
Of course, that's at the very end of the article, so (and all the bloggers say) go read the whole thing.
Allah leaves his Holy Shrine...
We're coming to port...
Drop the anchor!
New Pajamahadeen term: "Security Guilt"
That right there means you and I should have "security guilt" for thinking one candidate is better suited to protect our nation.
Someone better rush over to Cutie Pie and tell her about the guilt she should have.
Sunday, September 19, 2004
Cliff Notes by Michelle
Could the "Re-Defeat" bumper stickers be covered up by "Dump Kerry" stickers?
(And he also sends a coded message to the Pajamahadeen, here. So, from this, I gather it it time to redouble our efforts - drink twice as much - then continue the battle with Danron.)
"This is Pajama. God be praised, I am still alive. Take 12 of these and continue blogging the infidels when they are at their weakest - during their weekends in the Hamptons."
UPDATE: Pajama brings attention to this photoshop.
UPDATE II: The INSTAWIFE sees alot of Kerry bumper stickers and wonders.
But with that said, it's Sunday in September and time to prepare for NFL coverage.
OMG - Where did THAT come from?
1.) It makes this site look more "official" (Yeah, that's the ticket... official).
2.) Because I'm showing off my new found blogging skills.
3.) I'm curious to see the reaction from visitors.
4.) As I mentioned here, I recently procured a new 'puta, mainly for maintaining this beast. If
people continue showing up like they do maybe it's because they find it entertaining
(certainly could not be for the information). If that is the case, I'll definitely continue to
entertain and try to be informative at the same time. And if there are donations to help
mitigate the costs of the hardware and the time spent keeping the blog relevant, so be it.
Here is my pledge: Unless, for some reason, this site starts to get hundreds-of-thousands visitors that will require some bandwidth, you will not hear another peep out of me asking for donations. IN FACT, I'm not even asking for them right now. It is just an attempt to address the appearing act of the "Donation" button.