Saturday, November 10, 2007

Veteran's Day - link

Pics too big for keeping on front page :)

Click here to see the pictures from my Veteran's Day post.

Illegal Immigration Control = Racist?

Kos: Is Rahm Emanuel A Racist?

Yep! Just one big happy political party destined to run the table over there. With things in Iraq getting better, it's more difficult to bash Bush. Maybe they've resorted to eating their own. As regards the Netroots greater influence, I've yet to see convincing evidence that most of America responds to the type of negative emotions associated with so much of their posturing.[link]


I'll let you go over to Dan's place and read the quote (and of course no linky to Kos)

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Mukasey Vote


The AP feed of the Senate Vote.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Immigration

Seems I got a letter in the mail today from my employer. They want me to sign a form showing that I am 1) a US citizen or 2) a LEGAL immigrant. (I work nominally for the government)

I have no problem with this and am actually glad to see them doing it. It’s about time enforcement of the law became something an employer would want to do. I was looking at the form to figure out why me (I’ve worked there for 4+ years now) and saw that it was policy that everyone hired after April 2002 had to submit the form.

This makes me both happy and sad. Happy that something is being done at my employer for legal immigration (even though it is not a ’hotbed’ of illegal activity) and at the same time very sad that it took over 5 years to implement this simple form.

Friday Free-for-all at StoptheACLU!

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pakistan


And that’s the problem. After nearly 10 billion bucks in cash from the Great Satan and 6 years of nothing but love - Pakistan is coming apart. Martial Law, media blackout,
independent judiciary under house arrests. A true Military government with a military crackdown on everyone except, well, the new improved Super Villian Caliphate. What the heck is going on?


Imported Al Qaeda Talibanish pocket caliphates developing abilities and tactics, targetable leaders and a surging offensive rolling up Pakistans Federal Tribal areas.


While comparisons to the Shah of Iran back in the Pre Islamic Republic days exist, perhaps the Philippines are a better example. Long ago, an essential sovereign ally of the Great Satan was ruled by a simularly ineffective leader. Maintaining power required traditional remedy’s: faux elections, unfree media and the secret police.



In the Philippines - the Great Satan was at her best. Refusing to confer legitimacy (thanks in large part to a Straussian purest by the name of Paul Wolfowitz), America forsake General Marcos, his 1st Lady’s 20K shoe collection and allowed the Philippines a choice.

As Great Britain once defined
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Read the whole post. GSGF goes into detail (with lots of links for the clicky reader) on the current Pakistan situation and some history on the Philippines in a similar time. GSGF and I had this discussion (through messages) for the past couple of days. I’m not sure if she’s changed her mind about Mushie being the best hope for Pakistan or not; but I continue to think the only way we get back to democracy there is for Bhutto to take control through elections.


Musharraf has promised elections now in mid-February instead of January but at least they are being scheduled. Now we’ll have to see if he follows through and also if he steps down as head of the military (another pre-requisite). If he does and the elections are open and fair, I expect this episode to go away, if not, we could be looking at a severely hampered nuclear country with several groups in power (geologically) and that wouldn’t be good for anyone in the region (hello India).


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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tuesday Night Video


She looks like Ruthie :) (or vice versa, not sure who's older)

Disgruntled




I can understand getting angry when you get thrown out of somewhere (especially if alcohol is involved), but you have to be a complete idiot to set someone on fire for it.

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Monday, November 5, 2007

FemGore

Hillary is attempting to play to the AlGore! crowd now:

While higher fuel effecieny standards and lower emissions are good, the way to go about it is with R&D first and then to start in on the people that don't jump on board AFTER you get the science. Global warming (like global cooling circa. 1975) will fade, but the policies that any of the Democrats would enact would be with us long after the crisis was over.

If the Democrats truly want to help the US get over foreign oil, they should support domestic oil production. ANWAR and off-coast drilling, new explorations and R&D for the removal of oil from shale; all oil that could be brought into refineries without any dollars going to the mad mullahs (or Hugo). Of course if they were serious about the dependency, they would have thought of this already. The 'green' flap you hear is simply pandering for votes.

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Iraq and the Return

Courtney has a great write up on the 'Surge effect' in Iraq:
Knocking out the largest Arab army in history in 20 days, turning Iraq into a
giant sucking killing machine, grinding up Saudi rejects, wanna be jihadis',
Iranian Minions and Syrian agents. Leaving them dead on the side of the road for
a stranger to bury, has magically drawn the Great
Satan's enemies
into a quagmire that has drained resources, volunteers and
their collective willpower. Going to Iraq for jihad now is a dumb thing to do.
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Of course she goes on (in her special way) to say much more, so read the whole thing, it's a great write.

It's time now for the 'other' political animal to jump on board and ride the bandwagon; or essential to leave the playing field for the serious people to work with.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Peace

JERUSALEM - At the outset of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's latest
diplomatic mission to the region, Israel's top negotiator acknowledged on Sunday
that there were problems trying to frame a blueprint for a peace deal with the
Palestinians.[link]
You think? I may not be the smartest person on the planet, but even I can see there will be problems making a peace deal with a group that has not honored one yet; nor have they stopped randomly sending rockets into civilian population in Israel. But of course, that won't stop everyone from thinking that we are thisclose to making a deal.

The two sides are at odds over whether the blueprint should spell out ways to
resolve issues that have derailed peace talks in the past — namely, final borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state, sovereignty over disputed
Jerusalem, and a solution for Palestinians who became refugees after Israel's
creation in 1948.

Israeli and Palestinian teams have been meeting in hopes of reaching the outlines of a future peace agreement, which they hope to present at a U.S.-hosted Mideast conference expected later this year.

They act like these are the only things that have 'derailed' the peace talks. There is no mention of the continued suicide attacks or rocket attacks initiated by Hamas and Fatah into Israel. And of course there won't be. It is not polite to point out that one side of this peace 'table' is not interested in peace of any kind except the final peace of the Jewish state.

Israel and the United States are bargaining only with the moderate government of
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank, freezing out Islamic Hamas militants who seized control of the Gaza Strip in June.

"There is a willingness to do this, even though the situation on the ground, especially in Gaza Strip, is complicated," Livni said.

Fatah (Abbas) is only 'moderate' in relation to the bloodthirsty terrorists of Hamas. Without Hamas there, no one would be talking to the terrorists of Fatah either. Until or unless the Palestinean people decide to be ruled by something other than thugs and murderers, peace will remain 'elusive'.
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SEC Roundup

Tennessee routs Louisiana-LaFayette 59-7

Georgia gives up a length-of-the-field touchdown in the final minute but wins 44-34 over Troy

Ole Miss starts strong but has to hold on versus NW State 38-31

Tennessee Tech moves the ball well, but turnovers help Auburn rout them 35-3

South Carolina pulled out all the tricks they could, but couldn't stop the run against Arkansas and lose 36-48

Florida makes Vandy look like.. well Vandy 49-22

Game of the day: #3 LSU at #17 Alabama

This game went back and forth. LSU stormed out to a 17-3 lead and looked like they were in control. Alabama couldn't run and couldn't throw, but LSU couldn't hold onto the ball. Alabama came back and took the lead late only to see LSU drive down to tie it with less than 2 minutes to go.

Alabama got the ball back and on a drop back pass, Wilson is sacked and fumbles; LSU recovers at the 2 yard line and scores on the next play for a 41-34 lead.

Alabama got the ball back with time left, but on fourth and 10 Wilson can't complete the pass and LSU wins and keeps their BCS hopes alive (boosted by the fact that #2 BC lost to FSU)
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