Saturday, October 02, 2004

"...we are disappointed...the sacrifice of our soldiers is so marginalised."

Here is a nice little commentary from the Polish President on what he thinks about John Kerry's coalition building capabilities.

Kerry is in serious trouble after the first debate. Oh, sure, some of the polls will show him "closing" - that was part of the "legacy" plan - but don't be fooled by Kerry's "appearance". His words will come back to haunt him - Halloween will be delayed 2 days for John Kerry, this year.

Via: Chrenkoff

Keep Defeating the Mullahs!

Found: 1 Global Test

I told you when it was found you find it here. Well, go take the dang test.

UPDATE: Don't forget to take the test in French.

UPDATE II: An earlier version of the "Global Test", circa 1972. (via reader and blogger Doug Ross)

Answering Hugh's Call: Debunk the bunker buster non-sense

Remember when John Podhoretz said fisking John Kerry over his debate debacles was going to be the responsibility of the blogosphere? Well, Hugh has put out the call and created his own Symposium about the subject.

I am not a nuclear scientist, never been in the military, never had to practice drills in school to prepare for Soviet nuclear attacks, but I can tell you John Kerry made the biggest mistake of his entire campaign (well, at least on that rivals making Vietnam the central argument) during the debate on Thursday and that was his "pledge" to stop development programs in regards to "nuclear bunker buster bombs".

My first thought: Is he serious?

My second thought: Of course he's serious - this is the REAL John Kerry. The one from 1971, the one from the 1980's who was completely off base when battling Reagan, and the one from 1991 who voted against the first Gulf War "because it was a vote to go to war." He had finally slipped back into, well, himself. The persona he had been wearing for 9 months must have become too uncomfortable. But bringing up the topic was so unnecessary and clearly no better than a "draw" issue for Kerry it was bizarre to have even been addressed. The only explanation for it was to draw votes from Nader - in fact, that IS the only explanation. But if that was their purpose in doing so, John Kerry and his strategists (or maybe they are his saboteurs) made a great miscalculation in bringing up the subject and taking a stand.

Do you remember one of the earliest ads the W. Camp released - WEAPONS? What will it be now? "We told you he wanted to neuter our capabilities"? Well, yes, that's what it SHOULD be. The thought that John Kerry wants to stop R&D on defense programs is so opposite of what this country should be focusing on that it is almost delusional. Most voters will see right through it, as long as the RNC and BC'04 camps point it out (and let's not underestimate how important it is that they do with ads, which by the way the BC'04 people did today in regards to the "Global Test".)

But what more about his statement was a mistake? Some have weighed in that there is a "moral relativism" he is projecting on our nation compared to other nations. I for one, think it goes even deeper. John Kerry wants to stop R&D on such weapons systems not because he thinks we're on equal moral grounds as other nations, but because he believes we are our own worst enemy, period. When asked what he thought the biggest threat the United States was he said "nuclear proliferation" and had earlier denounced our own development of such weapons. To me he was not saying, "nuclear proliferation is our greatest threat" - no, he was saying "our OWN development of nuclear weapons is the greatest threat to the United States. We are our OWN worst enemy." John Kerry is foolish and now that he has opened his big PINK mouth he's going to pay for it (with commercial airtime).

By the way - Newsweek says 47-45 Kerry now. What do you think?

UPDATE: One more reaon it was a fatal mistake - it just gives bloggers one more item to make fun of Kerry with.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Fun Friday at ASV

No, not America's Stoopidest Videos, A Small Victory!

First, take on the ASV Broccoli-Eating Kung-Fu Monkey

Then, FOR MEN ONLY, let them know your, uh, which way you swing... politically.

DISCLAIMER: I just link, not create. Don't blame the messenger!

Found in Translation

I playeds on wordses, again, preciousss.

Here is my attempt to bring you the lost and found, what John Kerry was really saying to YOU last night (where to start? there's so much BS):
  • "Yes, I do."

Translation: What kind of stupid question is that? I went to Vietnam! Of course I could do a better job at preventing a terrorist attack, ***cough*** (under breath) even though there hasn't been one on American soil since 9/11/2001.

  • "...but we just have a different set of convictions about how you make America safe."

Translation: Look, if you didn't know, I went to Vietnam. (rolling eyes) When I came back I successfully painted a picture of those still serving as monsters which turned the country against that war and forced the politicians to stop fighting my communist friends. Sure, I lied about the soldiers, but hey, the ends justify the means.

  • "I'll never give a veto to any country over our security. But I also know how to lead those alliances."

Translation: Did you see how stupid of a leader Jase was on Big Brother? He had that thing wrapped up and the totally screwed himself and the rest of the Four Horsemen. Well, except for Drew of course, who did the RIGHT thing and acquiesced to that girl (i.e. France) and came out the winner. Smart guy!

Okay, I was gone for a little bit. We have a liberal drinking policy here in the office and today is October 1 and you know what Oktober means... next quote.

  • "I have a better plan to be able to fight the war on terror by strengthening our military, strengthening our intelligence, by going after the financing more authoritatively..."

Translation: Did I say strengthen our military? That's funny, 'cause what I meant was neuter. You'll see what I mean later on in the debate when I talk about freezing our nuclear developement programs. Oh, by the way, I'm going to tax the h**l outta you, dumba**!

This could get long folks. I'm still in the answer to the first question.

More later...

... More now:

  • "I have a plan to have a summit with all of the allies..."

Translation: Well, I plan to have my allies over for a cocktail AT the summit of Sun Valley. We'll talk about nice things and how everyone who isn't here is totaly stupid. Then we'll go play jokes on my Secret Service detail by pushing them down the mountain. Yeah, who's falling down now, b***h?!

  • "I believe in being strong and resolute and determined..."

Translation: (more like an extension)... when finding a wealthy spouse. You need advice? Try my hotline - I've done it twice, now. Ivana Trump can kiss my...

  • "And they believe it because they know I would not take my eye off of the goal: Osama bin Laden."

Translation: What we need to do is track down OBL, and bring him to justice. By justice, I mean hire Mark Geragos as his lawyer and when he wins, let My Little Pony sue the justice department for irrepairable damages to his character.


  • "Those words mean something to me, as somebody who has been in combat."

Translation: When I talk about being in Vietnam, it better frickin' matter to you, 'cause I shot a young'un in the back and I'll do it again.

  • "I don't believe the United States did that."

Translation: I don't believe IN the United States, capitalist pigs!

  • "And we pushed our allies aside."

Translation: (maybe a bit too obvious) W. didn't grab his ankles. As your President, I pledge I will never be too proud to try new things.

  • "$200 billion that could have been used for health care, for schools, for construction, for prescription drugs for seniors, and it's in Iraq. "

Translation: Don't quote me on this, 'cause I'm sure I said the complete opposite someplace else. Oh, yeah, I'm gonna tax the H*LL outta you, dumba**!

  • "...where the opium production is 75 percent of the world's opium production;"

Translation: Sweet! I said "opium" twice in the same stanza. Ahhh, sweet, sweet Vietnam.

  • "...where 40 to 60 percent of the economy of Afghanistan is based on opium;"

Translation: Awesome! That's 3 times in the same sentence!

  • " Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden is."

Translation: Ha! I just said OBL was in Afghanistan. That'll fool them into thinking they have to prove he's not in Afghanistan and bring him out of the freezer. WE all know what October holds in store for OBL - oh yes, we know.

  • Iraq was not even close to the center of the war on terror

Translation: I hope nobody looks at a map of the middle east 'cause I just said Iraq was not even close to the center of the war on terror, which I said was Afghanistan, which is right next to Iran, which is right next to Iraq. Do you think anyone will figure out there REALLY is a connection?

  • "And he rushed the war in Iraq without a plan to win the peace."

Translation: That cowboy never, ever even entertained the thought of surrendering to Saddam. Not me - if I go to war every soldier will be equiped with a white hankerchief that must be worn in the front-left pocket of their shirt.

  • "And you go visit some of those kids in the hospitals today who were maimed because they don't have the armament."

Translation: YOU go visit those dumba**es in the hospitals. I'm not! Nooooooo way, mister. They got hurt because someone ELSE wounded them. I had a much better plan on how to get a purple heart and it was fairly pain-free. The only thing that hurt was my wrist from writing and re-writing all the after action reports.

I'm hungry - more later... maybe.

UPDATE 10/4: JustOneMinute discovered another attempt at interpretation from Juan Cole.

This is kick a**

I stumbled across this most excellent blog related site called "BlogShares". It is a neat little fantasy trading site where the traded companies are none other than blogs. Here is the link to EiP's profile (you'll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the details). Our value has more than trippled in the 3 days we've been traded! Funny, I don't remember registering with the BSEC. Oh well, I'm honored nonetheless.

This will definitely be going into the blogroll!

Oh, yeah, I'm supposed to be volcano blogging... er, nuclear bunker buster blogging.

More later...


I'm running for my life...

... oh my gosh... it's so hot. It hurts so much!!!

Someone kill me now! this is too much to take...

Ash in the lungs! Ow!

More later...

RETRACTION: It was steam not ash.

Things kinda settled down a bit now...

What the... what is that?! Holy craaaaa............


I have just learned more than I ever wish I would. There isn't much time to write, now. I am being persued - by who you ask? Dick Cheney's Halliburton henchmen. Yes, it sounds too fantastic to be true. Let me fill you in on what just happened.

As I was running and looking back at the same time, I saw something coming out of the steam and ash cloud. It was a black helicopter - maybe a blackhawk, I don't know - and it was coming right at me. The men dressed in tight black, almost spandex like, jumpsuits snatched me up. They put me on the floor and laughed like villians in a movie and the proceeded to tell me what was actually happening at Mt. St. Helens: Nuclear bunker buster bomb testing!

"Holy crud," I thought to myself, "What if John Kerry's right? What if we are our own worst enemy?"

That's all the time I have to write at the moment. I barely escaped by cutting off my arm one of the Halliburton goons was holding onto. I've got to get out of here.

More later....

DailyRecycler is on top of it...

CORRECTION: EiP recently reported it was ash that had entered the lungs of our fearless reporter. Then we retracted and tried to clarrify it was STEAM not ASH. It has now come to our attention it is both STEAM and ASH.

Why this election will be LOST as much as WON

Because the GOP is on top of things. Don't forget to check out the video that goes along with it. This is nearing brilliant, but it's the well editted and slick commercials that will do Kerry in. After much thought about what happened last night I am becoming more and more convinced Hugh Hewitt is correct in assesment Kerry LOST the debate, big time. Kerry's words will come back to haunt him, once again.

Check back later. I might go through the debate transcript and "translate" some of Kerry's lines. Here is an example:

“I’ve Had One Position, One Consistent Position, That Saddam Hussein Was A Threat.”

Translation: You are a moron. You will never find out what I said in the past. I am the smartest man in the world!

UPDATE: Instapundit's readers have some questions about the "global test" and then one of them found it! Now we can cheat! Oh yeah, Kerry gets a scathing review from The New Republic.

UPDATE II: By the way, I KNOW there will be bloggers out there who create their own "global test". When they do and they are located they'll be referenced here.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Debate blogging, volcano blogging - same thing

Why, you ask? Because nothing unexpected happened at either the debate or the volcano (yet).

Generally, I'd call this one a draw, but I'd have to honestly give Bush the tiebreak on a couple of issues:

1) We heard nothing new from the President. Predictably steady. Move along, nothing new to see here.

2) Bush did not give the other side anything to use.

3) We heard nothing new from Kerry circa 1971 - Dem. Primaries, but we definitely heard something new from him since the primaries that will give the Bush Camp a HUGE issue to push and to help reinforce Kerry's past transgressions against our weapons systems and that was his call to abandon nuke programs. That was the most delusional comment of the night, and quite possibly the entire campaign. Here is the ad: (voice over): Kerry wants to make us weaker. (video of Kerry talking about ending nuclear bunker busters development) ... the rest is just details.

4) The Dems and their base have been screaming through out this entire campaign that "Saddam Hussein was not a threat and that IS the issue", while John Kerry has been blabbering about "the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time". Tonight, John Kerry made a substantial boo-boo by saying "He was a threat, but that WASN'T" the issue. Again, that just contradicts everything his political allies, and even himself, have been saying.

If the Bush Camp is smart they'll be jumping all over the nuclear development flub and the NEWEST contradiction - in separate commercials and combine the two in one commercial kinda like this:

"Sen. Kerry says Saddam was a threat, and says there are still threats, but he wants to weaken our defense. Maybe the reason Senator Kerry thinks we should weaken our weapons development is because he thinks WE'RE our own biggest threat? What say you, Mr. Kerry?"

UPDATE: Of course, we can count on you know who to be Allah over this. One link for me and I'm done.

UPDATE II: One more reason to give the tie break to Bush is this (Duh!) - we saw THE best of Kerry tonight. Bush can only improve and there's 2 more debates. Ad In!

UPDATE III: Podhoretz agrees Kerry just handed us Bush bloggies a new issue and says it's our responsibility to fisk him for it. I still think the Bush Camps needs to create a commercial with video from the debate of Kerry speaking about his latest and greatest "nuclear freeze" scheme - it will take away what very little Kerry MIGHT have gained from the debate and force the audience to pay more attention to what he says in the next debates, rather than his "appearnce".

UPDATE IV: LaShawn Barber is live-blogging Rush's reaction to last night? You won't see this on the Jim Leher news hour.

UPADTE V (as in Victory): Frank J. got his hands on Kerry's notes and Bush's notes they were scribbling while the other was talking. Oh yeah, he analyzes the debates, too.

UPDATE VI: One of Pajama's loyal followers agrees with my assessment, too

Kerry obviously won on style. He looked good. But who has the material to work with and exploit over the next week? Clearly Bush.

Let the exploiting being!!!!

Actually, W is for Wizbang!

Dr. Hailey - tsk, tsk!

NAILED! In the end Wizbang is funnier!

UPDATE: I know some of you think the post directly below and this post were planned that way. Sorry to disappoint you, folks, but that's what you call timing.

UPDATE 10/1 AM: Pavel, who was very skeptical about Paul's "ah ha - gotcha!" moment, now says Paul was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

MORE UPDATE: Uh-oh, guess who was hoping for the best in regards to Dr. Hailey? Let's just say a certain producer for a certain network that has a certain DoA anchor.

W is for Wrong!


Shot at becoming a blogstar: My interview with the Lava Dome

Recently, Mount St. Helens has been making waves in the news about another possible "Dean-like" eruption. The USGS continues to issue warnings about the "likelihood of a hazardous event", but what is the real story? EiP was able to sit down with the Lava Dome who is right in the middle of the latest controversy surrounding Mount St. Helens and get an insider's view on the situation. Here is that interview.

EiP: Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions.

Lava Dome: How long is this going to take?

EiP: Let's get right to it. First, you've known this mountain for a little over 24 years, correct.

LD: That's correct.

EiP: In your estimation, did St. Helens receive any special treatment from the Earth's mantel in 1980 based on it's dormant nature?

LD: I don't see what you're getting at?

EiP: Let me rephrase the qestion. There were plenty of elligible Cascadian volcanoes in 1980 to have received entrance into the "Volcanoes who erupted in the 20th century" club, but Mt. Saint Helens was the one who ended up with the title. Why St. Helens and not Mt. Hood or Adams or Shasta?

LD: I don't know, exactly. I wasn't around at the time of the decision, but it is my opinion St. Helens had some strings pulled behind the scenes.

EiP: That's interesting. Do you have any inclination who might have been doing it?

LD: No one's talking, but I can tell you I saw entire forests which had been disposed of during the eruption.

EiP: Did they reveal anything relevant to this story?

LD: Yeah - St. Helens has a serious temper problem.

EiP: But nothing indicating who was pushing the debris to the top, so to speak?

LD: No.

EiP: Let's forward to the present situation.

LD: Okay.

EiP: There have been rumblings, 1-2 per minutes in some instances...

LD: Yeah.

EiP: What is your perspective on those?

LD: They're real and scary - really scary. You should all be scared!

EiP: There have been rumors around the internet that perhaps these mini-quakes are being fabricated to push an agenda, that maybe the Earth is upset with the voters of the U.S. for selecting President Bush whose administration has rejected the Kyoto Agreement.

LD: Like you said, rumors.

EiP: Some Geologists are at odds with the seismologists, indicating the current string of quakes are not necessarily an indication of a larger event.

LD: I told you you should all be scared!

EiP: So these quakes are genuine?

LD: I can tell you that the readings from the seismographs are accurate.

EiP: But what about their authenticity?

LD: Look, I told the USGS to get them authenticated.

EiP: But you did lie to them?

LD: Yes, I lied. They were putting pressure on me to get the stats to them as quickly as possible.

EiP: Did YOU fabricate the seismographic readings?


EiP: Who did then?

LD: Some woman named Lucy Ramirez.

And with that our interview was abruptly ended as the St. Helens fell into another mini-quake. It was the 23rd quake today, of which the Lava Dome blames on the stress created from within the Earth's crust.

UPDATE: Puhlease - obviously Reynolds doesn't read EiP or he wouldn't be so hot on this.

UPDATE II: Who's funnier - yours truly or Cameron Diaz? Cutie Pie Reports. You decide!

Bill becomes the Blogstar of the moment...

For this interview: The truth... is irrelevant

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I know you're wondering where MY letter is

Everyone's been getting their letters (here, here, here and here) from Rove. I'm sure you're wondering where my marching orders are, too. Well, I'll have you know I speak with him directly. Here is the transcript from the secret tapes recoreded on the bridge of the Death Star when we bumped into each other.

Darth Rove:


Darth Rove:
You will do as I say.

I will do as you say.

Darth Rove:
No matter how much the President
screws things up you will fall lockstep
in with my secret plan with the top
secret code name '1984'.

No matter how much the President
screws things up I will go along with
your secret plan code named "1984".

Darth Rove:
Wait a second. Are you sure you're
in a state of mind where I can most
effectively control what you think
and do?

Yeah - why?

Darth Rove:
'Cause I could have sworn you didn't
quite repeat what I said word for word.

Of course I did

Darth Rove:
Are you sure? 'Cause I said "
will fall lockstep in with my secret
plan with the top secret code name
'1984'." And you said "...I will go
along with your secret plan code
named '1984'."

Same thing, right?

Darth Rove:
See, now, I don't know if it's
official if you don't say it exactly
the manner I do.

Well, why does it have to be exactly
the same?

Darth Rove:
It's not about you saying it exactly
as I do. It's about you being in
the right state of mind for my complete
manipulation. You not repeating
it exactly like I do is not the
problem - it's just a symptom.

Oh, I get it now. So, like, I'm just
repeating what I wanted to hear
not what you actually said?

Darth Rove:
What? You're just repeating what
you wanted to hear not what I actually

Whoa! Am I in control now?

Darth Rove:
Who was your sponsor?


Darth Rove:
Yeah - you don't just get in here by
meandering in.

You will do as I say.

That was the last thing I remember. I woke up in a cell block next to Princess Leia the next morning. Unfortunately, I didn't have the fortitude to hold out and was given the serum from the hovering syringe doohickey. Needles to say, I repeat EVERYTHING exactly as it is said to me.

Volcano Blogging update

Hey everyone, I've just about made it to the base of the mountain. On my way up I stopped and visited the "7 Wonders of Mount St. Helens". Pretty interesting stuff, really.

Apparently, Reynolds doesn't think living blogging this is enough and had someone go ahead of me to setup a webcam. Hey, don't expect any dancing from me - I've got serious business to take care of. People are counting on me. I'm breaking blarriers!

Hopefully my next post will be from the crater, but we'll see. It's getting pretty dark up here and I'm fairly certain I already caught the scent of a 'squatch. Handsome fella, really. It was nice of him to sit down for a portrait. I'll bet he's got some stories to tell about this mountain. Come to think about it, maybe I'll try to sit down and have a chat with him.


Bad, Lynne Cheney! Bad!

The campaign of John Kerry is in what we call "death mode" and I don't just mean his election numbers, either. I'm talking ALL aspects, most importantly on the humor front. In this article Lynne Cheney makes an offhand jab at sKerry's new found orangelicious tan and this is the response from the Kerry campaign:

"Is Mrs. Cheney jealous considering how hard it is to get sun in
the undisclosed location with her husband Dick? Or is she distracted over how
red-in-the-face George Bush should be considering his failed presidency?"
WTF (fudge, people, fudge!)?! Not only are they getting the Zombie vote, they're running a Zombie campaign. Unbelievable!

MORE Zombie Vote Watch!

I just added Bill Hobbs' Zombie Vote Watch to the blogroll. Whenever you need to see the latest on "voter fraud" he'll have it.

Defeat the Mullahs

Could this be it? Let's hope so!

UPDATE: This was brought to our attention: Iranian Citizens Trash Fahrenheit 9/11

UPDATE II: Allah calls BS on this one, too. I know he's right, but every time we hear it maybe the word will get back to Iran the Pajamahadeen is paying attention.

"...likelihood of a hazardous event..." might have been thwarted

Remember this posting about St. Helens where we pointed out the real "hazardous event" being "Osama Mama" Murray's re-election bid?

Powerline brought us some great news! Nethercutt brought out his own survey team and they came up with the ad I'd been hoping for. Maybe this will put the snuff on Murray! I can't wait to go home and see in on the local news broadcasts tonight and then wait for the Murray ad that whines about the ad using her own words. Cheese, anyone?

UPDATE: Heh. It wasn't an ad to whine, it was a complete news story, featuring both Murray and Nethercutt.
"My opponent is distorting and lying about my

Yeah, if you are your own opponent. Hey Patty, could it be that you had "one of those inarticulate moments late in the evening"? Come on, you can tell us - we won't make Oompa-loompa of you.

Like George says, "It's uncut and unhindered."

Zombie Voting Update

From earlier...

Reynolds was skeptical - guess he's not, now. That photo's worth a thousand votes, at least!

UPDATE within an Update: The Zombies are already lining up to vote!

UPDATE II: IMAO has more on who these Zombies are and what they're up to.

Volcano blogging

In the post directly below this one I mentioned if you were interested I would live blog the debates - SCRATCH THAT. Everyone will be doing it. Instead, I've got to do something that will separate me from the other, more established Pajamahadeen. It's got to be something that's never been done before (or at least, received mention from Reynolds, anyway)...

So, I am anouncing my newest blogging mission - to bring you live blogging from the crater of Mt. St. Helens. If you want to know what's going on you come here first because I'll be the first to know and I'll fill you all in. Will there be an eruption? Won't there be an eruption? You'll read first hand interviews with the lava dome in the crater. We'll see what those who are really in the middle of the situation have to say about what's going on. Forget about the Presidential debates. Expect this debate to get really heated!

I know what some of you are thinking, "He can't be serious?" Okay, this on the day when another privately funded trip into space was successful. Come on, this Valcano blogging's going to be a singe... er, cinch. How many times have we seen those guys from National Geographic walking around with melting shoes on Mt. Kilauea? "That's it?" Said Sir Robin the Brave after watching Sir Launcelot easily pass the Bridge of Death.

Tune in later when I bring you the first of many exposes on the rising threats this mountain is to our way of life. Can we really win this war with the mountain? We'll bring you all the nasty details, including President Bush's secret plan to draft new volcanic observers for the already overly stretched U.S. Geological Survey, and a report about the difficulties they are having recruiting seismograph interpreters. "It's really difficult to find people who are interested in standing around all day watching seismographs. Especially women. Most of us around here are single guys - we're married to our work," said one long time seismologist, but later amended his statement with, "Acutally, it's just really hard finding dates in this fluorescent lit room."


Debate blogging

I have not decided whether to watch the debates, yet. I have already come to this conclusion: Whatever President Bush says he's already said before and he's sticking to his guns; whatever Sen. Kerry says can easily change the moment one of his aides hands him the gin & tonic immediately upon exiting the stage.

Maybe I'll try my hand at "live blogging" for the first time. If anyone is interested in what I have to say during the debates let me know and if there are enough suckers I might just do it.

Anything to get rid of Bushitler; and they MEAN it.

And that means getting the Zombie vote!

But Michelle, Zombies don't have ID. Duh!

"Security Wives"

So, we've heard a lot about "Security Moms" this election cycle, but what about "Security Wives"?

I think this could quite possible be the most damaging of the Swifties ads, yet:

Never Forget

What gender gap? Oh, you mean John Kerry's gender gap.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Oh no they wouldn't?

They would...

What in all hades are the people putting in the hookas at CBS?

Put this in the "You're not going to believe this..." file!

UPDATE: The Ratherbiased servers are down because their traffic has been off the charts (and they need money to keep up with the needed bandwidth), so Rathergate is guest hosting for them. The abovel link is not working so here is a mirrored copy at Rathergate.

Rove sent out the communique and I didn't even see it...

I guess it's because I'm not in Karl's "contacts list".

"Screw 'em" Kos calls yours truly "Psychic", "Clairvoyant"

We've made the lefty big show! Daily "Screw 'em" Kos outs the "Truth for Troops" brigade - WE'RE PSYCHIC!

Hey, he doesn't know how right he is - EIP IS psychic!

(Begin apology)

My truth is that I am a psychic-American. I can see what the loonies on the left are going to do even before they do. To my family members whom I have been hiding this secret from, I'm sorry you had to learn it this way.


Hey Kos, thanks for the coverage!

UPDATE: This was a posting by "ronbrynaert". Here is the original post.

This transformation is just getting started...

Hugh Hewitt Oompa-blogs about this photo everyone is talking about. Then a commentor over at LGF shows us his talents.

The Transformation is complete...

No, I am not getting a gender re-identification procedure. I am now setup with broadband at my assistant's crib. Now I can blog the hades out of you all, and be a legit member of the VRWC. That's right, sucka's! What? You wanna be cool too? Then join - nobody's stopping you. Not even George Soros can stop this.

You're not going to believe this... or maybe you will

Remember this from Saturday? Check this out...

I'm speechless.

Where does Paul find these things?

Liberal admits defeat; wants out of bet!

People, I just received the email of the year. Let me set this up for you.

Back during the Democratic primaries my lefty buddy was going off on how "W. is going down!" So, with my inclination that no matter who won the nod for the Dems W. was going to win I set out to call his "confidence" bluff, challenging him to a bet - there will be no Democrat taking the oath of office on January 20, 2005 other than Hillary. The spoils were as follows: Prime tickets to a Seahawks' game, breakfast before the game, and dinner after at one of the finest estaurants in town. He came back and said, "My daddy told me never to bet on politics, but I can't hold back on this." I assumed he would never take the bet - to me it seemed easier than taking candy from a baby, but we were on. Until, well, today:

Hey, (Editor), I think we should call off our

When we first entered into the wager, it seemed like a
fair battle. ButI underestimated the dirty capabilities of the
Repubilcan Hate Machine. It seems that Karl Rove and all his lies has
succeeded in pulling thewool over the American people's eyes. Barnum
was right, there's a suckerborn every minute. I had no idea that the
evil manipulations of the Dubya gang would be so effective. Right down
to the crap about the swift boat business. They're so good at warping
everything that the simple truththat Kerry served and put his life on the
line and Bush didn't, is just swept away. Iraq is a mess, it's going to
be Viet Nam all over again, and many many young Americans are going to die
because of Bush's lies.

I harbor hope that the American public is
smart enough to see through all this incredible nonsense, but as I said,I underestimated the capability of how far down the sewer Bush and his evil crew will go, to continue down this dark and horrible path they are leading

The reason I think we need to call off the bet is
simply this: I am enjoying the Seahawk year more than any other
time. I have working through all those bad years from 1977. I
don't want anything to taint the joy and fun - and should the unthinkable
happen and Bush win, then I would always connect this possible Super Bowl
year with that scumbag. And I absolutely will renege on wearing a Bush

The same thing applies, incidentally, should Kerry
win. Again, connecting this great football season with this election
is just not where I think I want to be. So call me a welsher, a
chicken, whatever you want. The political fight is not fair, is ugly
beyond words. It'slike a football game with crooked referees.
When we first made the bet it seemed like a fun thing. No
longer. Whichever way the result goes, it will be tainted and who
needs that.

Or we can make it for Husky season tickets . . . I
understand they areeasy to get these days.

(Lefty Buddy)

This is priceless.


So, I replied telling him I'd let him out of everthing except wearing a Bush campaign button for the month of November and then added for good measure:

I never thought you would enter the bet in the first place.
The whole point of challenging you to the bet was to call your bluff. It
took 9 months, but...


You know, for good measure.

Here is his well thought out response. I think he hocked it from Fatso's website, but I cannot confirm it.

Mission Accomplished, huh. Just like
Dubya's big Mission Accomplished on the photo-op flight deck (turn that ship
around so we get a better picture of the ocean, will ya?). Just like the
nearly 900 American servicemen and women who DIED IN THAT NEEDLESS, HORRIBLE
WAR, AFTER 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!' How in the name of God can you defend

Yeah, you bet, mission accomplished. That
piece of shit.

As I mentioned before, as your side always tends to
conveniently overlook, you don't see the incredibly dark road we have been and
will continue to travel. How you can support a man whose only interest is
taking care of the rich, screwing the environment, and is the most polarizing
jackass ever to disgrace his noble office - well, it's beyond me. I'm no
great lover of Kerry either, you know. I'm only voting for him because he
at least can form a complete sentence and HE ISN'T BUSH.

Now, review again why I am calling off the bet. Look at what
I really said. I said I didn't want to tie this great Seahawk year with
the politics, meaning both candidates. No matter which way it went,
I didn't want to taint the joy of the football with what has become an ugly,
nasty political season. No bluff on my part. Again, I didn't
realize the putrid lengths Karl Rove and his cronies would go, just to continue
the theocratic fascist regime that is slowly settling in. It started
off fun, trading good natured jabs - before the mud flew. Swift Boat
veterans for truth, my ass.

Your gloating is hollow, my
friend. If Bush wins, it's no victory. Not by a long shot.
This nation will lose so much. A Bush re-election scares the
living daylights out of me. Can't you see how dangerous this clown
is? I see that needless war dragging on, terrorism strengthening (oh
yes, Dubya's little invasion rallied all those badass terrorists, hardly
destroying them), drilling in protected wildernesses, 45 million Americans still
without health insurance, medicare premiums going up, a continued loss of jobs
and recession, continued contempt for us by the rest of the world, a
continuating of the national depressed mood, and the sad fact that the
presidency is represented by a dunce who is in the back pocked of big business
starting with Halliburton, elitists. By the way, remember what Yogi said,
"it ain't over 'til it's over." And should Kerry pull it off - which is
certainly a strong possibility - I won't gloat, I'll just breathe a sigh of
relief for this nation.

I will not wear that Bush button
except in the lower exremity of my underwear, where it belongs. By
the same token, I won't ask you to wear a Kerry button if this nation does the
right thing and elects a good man - who put his life on the line for his
country, while Bush danced around in the national guard, where he got in thanks
to daddy's influence. Oh, I think I'll just puke if I think any more about
that sleazebag. I should forward a very solid, intelligent
analysis that came my way via Michael Moore, but why bother. You're one of
those Barnum people, and you're WRONG. Some day you'll

But, again, just look again at why this bet is off. The
football, the football kept pure and exciting. Your goddam republican
slimebags took the fun out of it. "It's not fair" is a total
simplification. Dirty politics and mean assholes all seem to reside within
the republicans. Our founding fathers are rolling in their

I am not backing down from my positions, there is no
mission accomplished here. I am separating the two elements, Seahawks and
the presidential race. Got it?


(Lefty Buddy) Proud Liberal Democrat

Oh wait, I guess he did get it from Fatso. Notice how he admitted he's not voting FOR Kerry. No friggin' kidding, pal - nobody is! Maybe there will be more. We'll see.

UPDATE: Powerline has the digs on the Dems latest and greatest cheap trick. For those of you who are wondering if there is more from my lefty buddy, well yes, there was Moore. I was simply sent Fatso's "hey, why the gloom and doom" message. What do you say to a 63-year-old who is a Michael Moore fan?

"Truth for Troops" update

Well, the first campaign of the "Truth for Troops" brigade has come and been victorious already. Generous donations from corporate sources have covered the freight costs of shipping the 5000 copies of FahrenHYPE 9/11 to the troops.

Find out more here.

ANWAR watch

So Drudge can't get enough OIL news. The latest is this: Nothing OPEC can do to bring oil down

You know that is probably true for the most part. The best explanation I have heard about the oil situation is this:

What we have here is 1.3 billion people (PRoC) who've decided they didn't
want to ride bicycles, anymore.

Yep, it's way past due to open up ANWAR.

These guys are making jokes! That's not faaaaaairrr!

The GOP unveiled this, yesterday: Following Kerry as he travels Wisconsin.

Which way to Lambert Field? Priceless!

I can hear the whining already.

UPDATE: Flippercam seems to be down at the moment. Maybe the Dems got a court order to stop it. Whatever it may be, if you see a photo above then it's up. If not, well, guess you'll have to wait.

Monday, September 27, 2004

From this week's "Spotlight on Freedom Fighters" focus

The Evangelical Outpost presents us with some excellent reading:

Reality and Geography:A Lesson on the Iraqi Insurgency to coincide with this and this post, and The Weekend's Useless Post:Reading Between the Lines in relation to this post.

The Young and the Relevant

Powerline once again proves its readers are some of the best, but just as important Powerline understands it and listens to them, as in this case. It shows how young voters are not only some of Bush's strongest supporters, but is where he has huge leads in age demographics.

Hindrocket theorizes (very modestly) that it is similar to the way young people were drawn to Reagan's optimism and confidence. That has much to do with it, but I am almost near shock Hindrocket is leaving out one of the most crucial elements to this change of tide - information.

For young people today, information is like breathing, anymore. The importance of the Internet should not be underestimated in this election and those most skilled at extracting information from the world wide web is this 18-30 group. We don't even remember a time when there were NO computers in school. And this is why the outting of the CBS scandal is not only devistating for CBS but for the entire "legacy" media. Our generation is plugged in like none other before us - conversing with others on the opposite side of the world in real time and very inexpensively. THERE ARE IRANIAN BLOGGERS!!!! We crave information - almost lust after it. I'll admit it. It might even be dangerous for some of us, but it's true. What is even more true is that Dan Rather cannot stop it even though he would like to. On the contrary, he just put the media revolution into warp speed. There is no turning back, now. Our generation is not going to be buying newspapers or watching network nightly news. Whoever is vying for Dan's job is like the one fighting hard to become the newest department head of IBM's typewriter division in 1992. I've never bought a typewriter - I don't imagine my children will ever watch network news broadcasts. But here is the kicker about this media revolution - now that we are becoming ever increasingly aware of it we're sharing it with our parents and the message is being embraced like a child who found himself lost in a crowd and has been reunited with his mother. Don't think this isn't huge - it's beyond the "legacy" media's wildest nightmares, and it shows.

But lets refocus on the election. Now that we have determined the 18-30 age demographic is the one with the most access to information there is only one question to ask: Who has won the battle of the internet (or you could say, lose)? Win = Bush; loss = Kerry. It should not be pooh-poohed the effect that Swiftboat Vets and the blogosphere has played. Of course, maybe I'm preaching to the choir.

Another element Hindrocket appears to glance over is Vietnam. The 18-30 agers DON'T care about Vietnam, EXCEPT for one aspect - the effect the John Kerries had on their fathers as they returned home to a place they did not recognize. Don't think the children of these soldiers don't understand the unwarranted shame their parents went through and don't hesitate to think for a moment they do not take it personally, as well. Even so, the percentage of elligible males who served in Vietnam would not account for such a swing in young voters.

The truth of the matter is WE DON'T CARE about Vietnam - it's in the past and the only ones who want to rehash it are those who want to continue opening a wound to exploit it for their own sadistic agendas. There is only one reason my generation is willing to accpet the opening of the wound and that is to restore what was taken from those soldiers. John Kerry opened it again this year - he's not interested in healing it, only exploiting it. Because of his complete and utter lack of interest in repenting for the injustices he perpetrated against the patriots who served their country valiantly WE despise him for it. We are angry with him for bringing the subject up, again and doing nothing to put it to rest, instead going through it like a dirt devil, throwing the settled dust up and into our eyes, noses, lungs and hearts, suffocating and blinding our outlook on the future. That is why the Swiftboat Vets were a hit. Because we despised Kerry for "highlighting" his four months in Vietnam and conveniently leaving out his activities after returning. He treated us like morons, like we'd never find out what he did in the Senate, how phony he was with his activities and how selfserving they were, but the Swiftboat Vets came to the rescue and put him in his place. John Kerry will never recover from that - NOT in this election, not EVER! There is something the Swiftboat Vets (and all vets who served in Vietnam and are countering Kerry's phoniness) might not realize - they may not have been hailed as heros by their generation, but they are HEROS to this generation for coming along and saving us from making a big mistake by electing Kerry. Granted, I was always convinced Bush had this re-election bagged, but for some there were doubts, even on who they might vote for. Not now, not after the Swiftboat Vets - they have won the last battle of Vietnam, even though there are skirmishes taking place. I am proud of them for their resolve and standing firm, even in the face of contempt by the "legacy" media. They showed the way. They showed us how to enter the heat of battle against a seeminly giant opponent and take the advantage away with dignity, integrity and class. Even though many of the bloggers who pushed the CBS story through to the forefront are not in the 18-30 demographic their readers are and if they did not have enough readers their message would have fallen on deaf ears. Blogs' effectiveness lives and dies on the volume of their readership.

The last aspect that effects the 18-30 dem. is of course 9/11. The only thing I have to say about that is we see it as OUR time in history to protect and defend the constitution, our way of life, our values and standard of living against enemies foreign and domestic. We see President Bush as the one forwarding that agenda and view John Kerry and the Democrats as the road blocks to accomplishing it in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

Message to dissenting Democrats - remove yourselves from the way to victory or be demolished in November.

My guess is that message will fall on deaf ears.

UPDATE: The Mudville Gazette is being blogged from Iraq now and he's got something to say about that determination to previal in this struggle I warned the Democrats to get out of the way of.



The official Truth for Troops website is up and running. The contributions capabilities are not yet running, but should be up by the week's end. So go learn more about the campaign.

And keep an eye out for the next phase of the campaign to be worked on. Hint: Get to know the video capabilities on your digital cameras! Dooo it.

Stranger by the minute

Does anyone understand anything from this article?

Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry (news - web sites) appealed for an end to the TV advertising war that has marked his election battle against President George W. Bush

Is he serious? If so, I guess the ads are landing blows more fatal than we thought.

Kerry said the avalanche of negative television spots and attacks
being shown on US screens was scaring off voters.

Maybe it's because of his mug... maybe not.

"What they don't need is all these trumped up advertisements,
they just make people curl up and walk away," added the Massachusetts senator.

You mean curl up in the fetal position, Mr Kerry? Could it be that maybe it's just you who is in the fetal position after watching the advertisements?

"I'm calling them 'misleadisments,'" Kerry said of the
adverts. "It's all scare tactics ... because (Bush) has no record to run on."

There is so much wrong with this one statement a book could be written about it. First "misleadisments"? Try to say that to yourself. It flows, doesn't it? Of course it doesn't. He needs to take some lessons from Jim or Rich Lowry (creator of "bleg" for blogger begging) or even me about plays on words. Second, Bush has no record? Then what the heck have you been attacking for the last 9 months, Senator? No one believes you, so just stop talking.

In Wisconsin, Kerry also made a personality attack against the
president, saying that he and his rival are both children of privilege, but Bush
considers his comfortable position an entitlement.

Oh. My. Gosh! "Lets stop the attacks. Well, just you stop the attacks." And then he goes on to talk about Bush considering his position an entitlement. What does that mean? Please, someone explain to me what he is implying. My head is spinning by now.

Kerry said "he and I, we went to the same university, we're
both very privileged." Both men attended Yale University.

The Democrat added that from his education "came a
sense of fairness and responsibility" while Bush "thinks it's

This is some seriously odd campaigning.

"I've been right on Iraq all along," said Kerry. "I said yes, we
ought to hold him (Saddam Hussein) accountable, but let's do it the right way,
and I showed what it was, step by step. And step-by-step the president chose the wrong way."

As the New Kids on The Block once squealed, "Step by step - like a lunatic." Step-by-step, indeed. This guy needs to be committed, soon, or it's not going to be just himself he hurts. Oh, wait it's not just him, already.

UPDATE: Allah goes Popeil on the Kerry Camp's constant whining about relevant issues.

Go 'Hawks

Someone please tell the Senator that Mike Holmgren is no longer the coach of the Packers before he says something really stoooopid, again.

"Hey, this guy told me to say Lambert Field to stay away from sounding 'too French'."

The right war, in the right place, at the right time

Here is another reason to be optimistic about how things in Iraq are going and to conclude it was the right decision - because the people who keep saying it was the wrong decision and things are out of control, the war is lost, blah blah blah are the same people who nominated this guy precisely because they believed he was electable. They couldn't have been more wrong.

And with a more comprehensive round-up of goodness from Iraq check out this Aussie (pronounced Ozzie, thank you) blogger.

"...likelihood of a hazardous event..."

What the heck does that mean? I've been remiss on blogging about this simply because I have not yet decided on whether blogging about local issues is worth it, but come on, IT'S MOUNT ST. HELENS for goodness sake! What do they think happens at volcanoes? They're not called volcanoes for nothing. You've never heard someone use a volcano as a metaphor for calm. THEY BLOW UP! LOTS! Especially St. Helens. I'll tell you what the REAL likelihood of a hazardous event is - the re-election of "Osama Mama" Murray! Now that would be a tragedy, and a likely one, at that.

I'm not trying to imply there is nothing to the story. I just happen to think the word "hazardous" is off base. I find this stuff exciting. In fact, I can't WAIT for Rainier to blow! That's right - you read that correctly. Talk about the Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB). Apparently, it's only a matter of time.

Why don't they report on the "likelihood of an exciting event"? I'll tell you why - because they are pessimists and afraid of death. Some of you are going to rake me over the coals for that one, saying my sense of self preservation is next to non-existant. Hey, I have no problem with killing jihadis with very large blasts from 30,000 feet. I like that idea. But when we're talking about acts of God here why not ride it out. What are we supposed to do - evacuate to Georgia?

Lets revisit this wonderful story about Harry S. Turman, the non-president.

There was a man who said he’d rather die than see his beautiful mountain
blasted into an ugly shell of itself—and he got his wish.

Heck yes, he got his wish. He was VAPORIZED! This guy could tell a story with a mouth on him that would make Quentin Tarantino blush (yeah right - like Tarantino could ever blush)

As well, blogging about Mt. St. Helens would take attention away from Florida. Being the ever selfless indivdual that I am it would be contrary to my nature.

Poor Senator Kerry's spokesman (definitely "To laugh" on this one)

Cutie Pie can't stop snorting. First his aides talk up his service as Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, now they screw up his "favorite gun"? Uh huh. Next we're going to find out his aides created his entire testimony from the Senate hearings in 1971. You just wait and see. My jokes have been proven to be more than just jokes, recently.

Poor Senator Kerry

PAUL over at Wizbang discovered this devastating news for Kerry:

French and German government officials say they will not significantly
increase military assistance in Iraq even if John Kerry, the Democratic
presidential challenger, is elected on November 2.

Now, one could make the argument "old" Europe wants Kerry to win, or one could make the argument they are neutral, or with statements like the ones released in the referenced article three days prior to the first debate which is to focus on national security, they want Bush to win. Or maybe they are all drunk and have no idea what they have said until they wake up in the morning and read it in the papers. Either way, they are doing no favors for Mr. Kerry. If Kerry's reaction to the Allawi speech wasn't the final blow this has got to be.

Who's the betting money on?

Reader Jack brought this blog to our attention:

The Sports Grinder

Keeping tabs on where the betting money is going on the election. At the moment, it's not looking real hot for a certain junior Senator from Massachusetts.

To laugh or cry

So, my attempt at satire the other day was exactly that - an attempt at satire not a prediction of what was to come.

I wrote:

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?"

I guess I had it backwards - looks like Carter doesn't want Florida to vote. Could this get any more weird? I'm afraid to find the answer to that question.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

All is quiet on the www front

Well, from perusing the web it seems all in all it's been a quiet day, except for the usual hurricane, the token blogger story by the "legacy" media, the always-can-count-on-it foot-in-the-mouth quote from Kerry, a shocking "what you call bias we call hard work" take by the LA Times and finally this non-story about smuggling WMD SCIENTISTS.

Other than that, nothing much going on, really.

It's just time for bed.

Football blogging turns into political blogging (of course)

It's been a long day. If you had read this post you would already know where I spent my day - paradise.

Things went well for my team, spanking the San Francisco 49ers 34-0. It was the first time the '9ers had been shutout, skunked, held scoreless, what have you, since 1977. It was fairly satisfying and the town is a buzz now the 'Hawks are 3-0 going into the bye week. If you want more about that buzz you can go here.

The one experience I'd like to share with you from the game has to do with a 49ers' fan who was sitting 5 seats down. The score was 24-0 at the time and instead of accepting his team's predicament he bitterly mocked the 'Hawks and finally blurted out, "Five rings, baby! Five rings!" Now, I know those of you who have been paying attention to Hugh Hewitt's CBS coverage might first think of the five rings associated with this, and even though he might as well have been, he instead was referring to the five Supberbowl Champions rings San Francisco has won. This was the only source of pride in his team remaining and what struck me about it was the similarity between his "five rings" and John Kerry's "I was in Vietnam". The 49ers had nothing on the scoreboard to give any hope of pulling out the win and John Kerry has no record to run on that would be acceptable to any sort of majority of voters. Have the people around John Kerry always known he never had a chance of winning the election and that is why from the very beginning of his campaign they have advised him to highlight his 4 months in Vietnam? Pffff, obviously!

Anyway, I've been gone all day and have no idea what's been going on. Off to hunt and read.