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Possible Changes Coming On …

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 31, 2006

I’ve had very few problems with Blogger (my blog host) over the 21 months I’ve been at this, but I’ve long known that most bloggers outgrow their service at some point. The recent run of long outages has me considering other options. I’ve put feelers out with a number of free blogging services (I just can’t afford to pay for it), and there may be some changes in the near future.

I would like some advice from others out there, if you wouldn’t mind. I’ve checked out the following: Blog-city.com, Blogsome.com, and WordPress.com. Any comments regarding the pros/cons of each and/or another option (must be free) would be appreciated.

Thanks!

RWR

Update 11/1: Looking into some really good options, but there’s going to be a lot of stuff to tweak. One thing I’m trying to preserve is the basic look and feel of this template, which I really like. I also want to hopefuly continue using Haloscan comments as well. I’m even looking into the idea of having “mirror” sites, which would enable me to keep this blog and simultaneously post on others so that readers could get around a Blogger outage. – RWR

Update 11/1(#2): I’ve got a mirror site of sorts up at WordPress.com. Hopefully I can get the look and feel up to a reasonable standard. It might not even be that hard to maintain both it and this blog, especially if the comments could be worked out to reflect both blogs. Who knows. WordPress has a lot of beeps and whistles that I’m going to have to play with. – RWR

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The Naked Truth About Illegals

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 30, 2006

Maybe a little crass, but I just couldn’t resist.

I say good job by the babysitter …

RWR

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Lorie Byrd on the Donks’ REAL Chances

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 28, 2006

Lorie Byrd predicts the Donks’ real chances in November.

Again, the comments are very insightful and revealing.

Hey … What can I say? The fam is away and I need something to do … so I’m surfing …

(and drinking beer)

RWR

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5 out of 6 RWReaders Surveyed are Intelligent

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 26, 2006

I recently put a poll up in the left sidebar that was geared towards finding out the intelligence level of my RWReadership. Of the six readers that ventured an answer, five answered with an intelligent answer. The sixth revealed himelf as a total and utter moron.

It’s actually pretty close to the perceived ratio of conservatives to liberals who seem to comment here – about 5 conservatives for each liberal. It’s just a guess – I haven’t done the math, and don’t intend to.

To the idiot who answered with the typical liberal emotional and thoughtless reponse, I have only this to say: Keep coming around. We love having a good laugh around here.

RWR

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“Gay Marriage” Ruling in NJ

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 26, 2006

The NJ Supreme Court ruled on the issue yesterday.

Summary Box: Gay Marriage Ruling In New Jersey(AP) TRENTON, N.J. WHAT HAPPENED: The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling Wednesday, determined that same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexuals, and charged the Legislature with deciding how the state will honor same-sex unions.

WHAT IT MEANS: Lawmakers have 180 days to rewrite current marriage laws to include same-sex couples or create some form of civil union. After a similar decision by Vermont’s high court in 1999, that state created civil unions.

REACTION: Gay rights advocates say lawmakers will introduce a bill for “marriage equality.” Conservatives will seek to amend the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The ruling could also rally the political forces in the eight states where amendments to bar gay marriage are on the ballot next month.

WHAT’S NEXT: The battle heads to the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Any bill that emerges would go to Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who said he supports domestic partnerships, but not gay marriage.

Look. Gays have and should have all the same basic rights as heterosexuals. If they want to leave their estate to a butt-buddy, they should be able to do that. If they want hospital visits, they should be able to have that. Homosexuals’ lives should be free of violence and discrimination, just like everyone else’s.

Heterosexuals don’t (and shouldn’t) have the right to marry members of the same gender. Therefore, neither should homosexuals. Don’t forget the purpose of marriage – to go forth and multiply. Homosexuals cannot do this. Nor can they effectively fulfill the roles of both mother and father. A man is a man and a woman is a woman, regardless of his/her choice of partner.

Should homosexuals be able to file joint tax returns? Absolutely, as long as that practice continues. Should they be able to visit each other in the hospital or leave their estates to one another? Absolutely – no one will be able to convince me of any harm in that.

Homosexuals cannot procreate, which happens to be the purpose of marriage. Therefore, I am opposed to “gay marriage”. If New Jersey’s legislators want to confer special status upon these people, so be it, as long as there’s a clear distinction between their status and that of married people.

I say this as a resident of New Jersey. Each state must handle this issue in its own way. I do not agree with the Massachusetts law allowing this practice, but support the people of that state’s right to make that decision for themselves. Which brings me to another point …

If New Jersey gays don’t like the ultimate outcome of this case, they do have the right to move to a state that has a climate more favorable to their wishes. It’s therefore not the end of the world for them. Of course they should try for some kind of resolution at home, but they do have that option.

That’s the beauty of living in a constitutional republic.

RWR

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To Sarbanes from a Constituent

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 24, 2006

An old friend (and reader, I think), sent this to me. It’s incredibly appropriate. Thank God the House isn’t passing this crap.

Becoming Illegal (From a Maryland resident to his senator)The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Sarbanes,

As a native Marylander and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stem from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill’s provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I’m excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year. Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as “in-state” tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver’s license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent,

Pete McGlaughlin
Get your Forms (NOW)!! Call your Internal Revenue Service.
Please pass this onto your friends so they can save on this great offer!!!!

I’m all for this. If your Senator voted for this idiocy, I say send it along!

RWR

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Go, um … Anyone! – and congrats to Walter Ray

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 22, 2006

I’m a rabid baseball fan. I haven’t hidden that fact around here.

I’m such a fan of the game, I really don’t care who’s playing, as long as the game is well-played. I have favorite teams, but I can handle their losing.

That being said, well, it’s been said. I don’t care who wins the World Series, as long as the level of play is worthy, well, of the World Series. So far, it looks pretty good.

Anyway, I’m watching the game tonight (enjoying a cold glass of Dock Street in the process), and I enjoyed some bowling this afternoon, watching Walter Ray Williams, Jr. win his 42nd title, surpassing Earl Anthony’s record of 41. He was virtually flawless in the title match – ten straight strikes … for a 289.

Normal blogging activities should resume tomorrow or Tuesday.

RWR

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Iran: The Real Source of Violence in Iraq

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 20, 2006

I just found a post at Abu Wabu from earlier in the week that brought to the fore something that had been brought to my attention a couple of months ago by Omar (from Iraq the Model).

This post and the links it provides all point to Iran as the main player in the violence that our soldiers face in Iraq. It’s interesting to see how all of these sources all seem to point to the same culprit. Evidence:

I will call it a foreign intervention from regional powers aiming at sparking a huge civil war.
we’re not there yet but we will if those foreign hands are not chopped and taken off Iraq asap.- Omar, Iraq the Model, by email, when asked whether the situation in Iraq equates to a civil war, August 9, 2006 (my emphasis)

For the record, Omar is an Iraqi civilian who lives in Baghdad, not a right-wing extremist living in the USA.

On that note, here’s a reminder: Iran openly sponsors Shiite militias, arms “insurgents” of all kinds with IED technology, and is, in general, the cause of much violence.- Thomas Joscelyn, 10/13/2006

Anyone care to deny Mr. Joscelyn’s allegations? I didn’t think so.

Add to this Iran’s open defiance of its ally the UN with regard to nuclear weapons, and it becomes pretty obvious that Ahmagaynutjob is at least as big a threat to the US as Kim Jong Illin’.

This post completes the thoughts brought forth by Mohammed (Omar’s brother), that the US’s biggest mistake with regard to the invasion was sitting back and not marching on to Tehran.

It’s my position that it’s not too late.

RWR

Update: Al-Qaeda’s latest desperate move.

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500th post – Crack Open a Cold One!

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 18, 2006

It occurred to me tonight, while trying to decide what to put up as my 500th post, that I have never, even once that I can remember, blogged about one of my absolute favorite pastimes – BEER!!!!!

My first experience with beer came as a young kid, when my father gave me my first mouthful of Budweiser (I’m pretty sure that’s what it was), which was promptly spat out all over the back stairs of our split-level home in Southern New Jersey’s pine barrens. To this day, Budweiser cannot make it past my lips.

The first beer I really could tolerate (heck, even like) was Rolling Rock. Back then, this brew didn’t even have a label on the bottle, which had, in its own raised letters, “Rolling Rock Premuim Beer”. Nowhere near my favorite brew today, Rolling Rock sufficed as the occasional brew that a young kid might enjoy under adult supervision (well, Dad’s supervision behind Mom’s back – you guys know how that goes).

During my teen years, I was allowed alcohol with my folks around to supervise. I usually gravitated towards the very tasty mixed drinks my mother used to whip up. Beer didn’t really have much appeal for me until college.

Once in college, though, I found beer to be much more tolerable. Most beer drinkers will tell you that it’s an acquired taste, and they’re definitely not kidding. Beer became standard fare after my 21st birthday, and especially so after I was reunited with my best friend from high school, when our paths crossed after some years of separation. Of course, the brew of the young and not-so-wealthy was, as it seems to be today, Coors Light. Sure, we’d take down Original or Extra Gold from time to time, but long nights with Coors Light and Nintendo Super Mario Bros. III made for some really interesting weekends – too bad I can’t remember most of them! Later, we began developing our own recipes for buffalo wings (they go great with beer).

A few years ago, my brother introduced me to the joys of brewing. I had found my niche, folks. If you think this blog is good, you should take down a bottle of my brew. It’s truly choice – so good that I’ve actually had people try to get me to start my own brewing business. Once introduced to this phenomenon, I really started to get into trying different kinds of beer – different brands and styles – in search of the perfect “shelf” brew to complement my own specialties. I actually have a beer mantle in my home which includes (empty) bottles of my favorites. These days, I try to avoid the standard fare “cliche” beers. Coors Light is still a favorite when I can’t afford anything else, but how about a list of my favorite shelf brews? Perhaps you might like to try some of these …

1. Dock Street Amber (Philadelphia, PA/Utica, NY) – The best shelf beer available, but not by a necessarily wide margin. It’s smooth and hoppy, just the way I like it.

2. Victory Hop Devil – Part of a wide array of beers available from Downingtown, PA’s Victory brewery, this VERY POTENT India pale ale has an awesome hop structure, and will knock you flat on your ass.

3. Samuel Adams Boston Lager – A very popular beer – almost to the level of “cliche”, but with a wonderful hop structure and a finish that’s to die for.

4. Bass Ale (Imported from the UK) – A very nice dark English ale. I can order this with confidence, even if it’s on tap.

5. DAB (Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei) – This German import can be heavy, but is wonderful when served in a cold glass (I drink this one in “freezables”). It’s also available in a 5 liter keg.

6. George Killian’s Irish Red – This is actually brewed by Coors Brewing Company. It’s built on a nice Irish Red Ale recipe that is quite nice.

7. Red Tail Ale (Mendocino Brewing Co. Saratoga Springs, NY) – Brewed with whole hops, this smooth brew has a dry finish and really holds its own with the likes of Dock Street and Hop Devil for taste.

8. Paulaner Original Munich (Imported from Germany) – It’s been a while since I have had this one. I tend to pick it up around Christmas, for some reason. Still, it’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for a tasty import.

9. and 10. are both ones I make myself (not shelf beers, and if this were just my top 10 brews, they’d be #1 and 2) – 9 is a hoppy pilsner reminiscent of Vienna and Munich brewing styles (but with my own American twist), and 10 is an English- style brown ale which is a hybrid of two other ale recipes I had found in my travels.

So there you have it. The 500th post of the RWRepublic. Why not celebrate with one of the above brewskis???

RWR

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Classic RWR: That First Spring

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 16, 2006

It was tough picking out the classic pieces from last April, May, and June, but here they are:

04/02/2005 – RWR Responds to David Shaw

04/13/2005 – The Minuteman Project

04/13/2005 – RWR on Abortion

04/15/2005 – RWR Speaks out against the Online Freedom of Speech Act

05/13/2005 – RWR the Speechwriter

05/31/2005 – A Moonbat in my Belfry (Make sure you read the comments!)

06/03/2005 – How to Elect a Liberal

06/16/2005 – Michael Jackson

06/19/2005 – Kelo: Why is Alan Colmes Surprised?

Any comments here, please.

RWR

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Classic RWR: The Early Days

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 15, 2006

With post #500 just around the corner, I got into the reflective mode today and had a look at some of my older work. It was interesting to see again what the world was like when I started blogging, and to read through my thoughts at the time. I figured I’d take some time and go through some of the better posts and link to them, both for newer readers to check out, and for seasoned readers to savor (and yes, Ol’ BC – Classic RWRants will be included). So here we go!

02/01/2005 – Unbelievable Fuckwads (very first post ever)

02/03/2005- Pathetic Terrorists

02/20/2005 – Ducks for Dean Farting in Church

03/04/2005 – Lying about Libertarians

03/07/2005 – Martha and Michael

03/17/2005 – Scott Peterson

03/21/2005 – The Second Amendment

03/29/2005 – Vigilantes? Well Go Figure

This should keep ya busy for a minute. I’ll work through more recent ones later on. If there’s a post from the first two months that you think should be listed here but wasn’t, please let me know. Oh yeah, and please leave any comments here instead of at their respective posts, as I don’t go there to read them any more, aight?

RWR

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RightWingRocker: “An Accomplice to Genocide”

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 14, 2006

After reading Omar’s recent post at ITM regarding the recent attempt by The Lancet to send some extra votes the Donks’ way, I decided to have a look around. I found a few posts in the Liberal blogosphere, and chose to comment on a couple of the more rabid ones that defended this bogus study. Here is an example of one of these posts, in which moonbat blogger Tim Lambert basically quotes one of the defenders of this piece of shit. Notice the Kool-Aid being sipped away in the comment area.

Any deniers want to go try to prove that Saddam’s kill rate was equal or more than what is happening now?

Posted by: Dave | October 12, 2006 11:17 PM

genocide

Posted by: ThinkTank | October 13, 2006 12:25 AM

“Think Tank”, it turns out, is so far out there, he’s off the charts.

Their pure crap stinks horribly even if you put it in the best possible light.

Posted by: dave | October 13, 2006 10:40 AM

So, in light of Omar’s position, I post the following:

Of course, the Iraqis are better off now than before the invasion. Why go about making up inflated numbers about Iraqi deaths except to use them in some way as leverage in an upcoming election?

Think about it.

RWR
http://www.rightwingrocker.com

Posted by: RightWingRocker | October 13, 2006 09:02 PM

The Iraqis aren’t living in Paradise, but they are certainly better off than they were during the Saddam regime. These people are so wrapped up in their self-hate they can’t get past the fact that in order to earn freedom, the Iraqis will have to sacrifice some of their own. For what cause did the 400,000 Iraqis found in mass graves die? For what cause did the many Iraqis tortured and/or killed by Saddam suffer and/or die? Unless the Iraqis ultimately win their freedom, all of that suffering and death is in vain. Never mind the fact that these people are assuming that every violent death in Iraq has come at the hands of the US military. Still, they’re willing to spout bullshit in order to defend their idiotic position.

Rightwingrocker you are an accomplice to genocide. The increase in the mortality rate is actually mirrored in the reported deaths. The study fills in the unreported deaths to a very high probablity. The american conservatives have always been anti science. Look how they fight global warming, and evolution.

Posted by: ThinkTank | October 13, 2006 11:22 PM

When I got up off of the floor, it still took me a few minutes to stop laughing. Suffocation nearly set in. Here they compare “unreported” deaths after the invasion to just the “reported” deaths during the Saddam regime, and I’m an “accomplice to genocide” for taking an opposing position. I’d be able to more justly say the same about them had they succeeded in stopping the war. “Think Tank” can go fuck himself. In my response, I quoted Omar without giving the source.

When I read the report I can only feel apathy and inhumanity from those who did the count towards the victims and towards our suffering as a whole. I can tell they were so pleased when the equations their twisted minds designed led to those numbers and nothing can convince me that they did their so called research out of compassion or care.

Would you call the person who wrote this an “accomplice to genocide”?

Conservatives are not anti-science. Quite the contrary, we require real proof, just like real scientists do. Your examples of “global warming” and evolution are perfect examples.

RWR

Posted by: RightWingRocker | October 14, 2006 11:11 AM

For wanting real proof before we buy into global warming or evolution, conservatives are “anti-science”. That was cute, wasn’t it? I wonder what this idiot’s response will be to Omar’s statement. I wonder if he’ll even catch on that I forgot to edit out the word “our”, which actually surrenders Omar’s identity as an Iraqi, and replace it with “[the]” or “[the Iraqis’]”.

For people like “Think Tank”, who can’t resist digging and digging at the risk of losing their fingernails in the hopes of finding the most miniscule excuse for avoiding the truth about their lost (and rightly so) agenda, I can’t help but feel pity. At the same time, there are plenty of places in the world they could move to that would be more than happy to attempt to give them the socialist utopia they so desire. They’d be welcomed with open arms (though getting out might not be so easy), and treated to the real world of the socialism they so desire. Unfortunately, I doubt they’d want to stay. I know I wouldn’t.

RWR

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Omar on Phony Phacts

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 13, 2006

Omar at Iraq the Model posted the following yesterday. I’m putting it up in its entirety because I find it appalling that people would lie in this fashion. Omar and the Iraqis have been used by the Left as political pawns for too long.

Thursday, October 12, 2006Responding to the Lancet lies…
Pajamas invited us to respond to a study full of lies made by Burnham, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that claimed 665,000 Iraqis were killed since 2003. The disgraceful study is expected to be published on the website of The Lancet, a medical journal today.
The response was published last night on Pajamas, and here it is now in case you missed it.

******

Among the things I cannot accept is exploiting the suffering of people to make gains that are not the least related to easing the suffering of those people. I’m talking here about those researchers who used the transparency and open doors of the new Iraq to come and count the drops of blood we shed.

Human flesh is abundant and all they have to do is call this hospital or that office to get the count of casualties, even more they can knock on doors and ask us one by one and we would answer because we’ve got nothing to be ashamed of.

We believe in what we’re struggling for and we are proud of our sacrifices.

I wonder if that research team was willing to go to North Korea or Libya and I think they wouldn’t have the guts to dare ask Saddam to let them in and investigate deaths under his regime.

No, they would’ve shit their pants the moment they set foot in Iraq and they would find themselves surrounded by the Mukhabarat men counting their breaths. However, maybe they would have the chance to receive a gift from the tyrant in exchange for painting a rosy picture about his rule.

They shamelessly made an auction of our blood, and it didn’t make a difference if the blood was shed by a bomb or a bullet or a heart attack because the bigger the count the more useful it becomes to attack this or that policy in a political race and the more useful it becomes in cheerleading for murderous tyrannical regimes.

When the statistics announced by hospitals and military here, or even by the UN, did not satisfy their lust for more deaths, they resorted to mathematics to get a fake number that satisfies their sadistic urges.

When I read the report I can only feel apathy and inhumanity from those who did the count towards the victims and towards our suffering as a whole. I can tell they were so pleased when the equations their twisted minds designed led to those numbers and nothing can convince me that they did their so called research out of compassion or care.

To me their motives are clear, all they want is to prove that our struggle for freedom was the wrong thing to do. And they shamelessly use lies to do this … when they did not find the death they wanted to see on the ground, they faked it on paper! They disgust me …

This fake research is an insult to every man, woman and child who lost their lives.
Behind every drop of blood is a noble story of sacrifice for a just cause that is struggling for living safe in freedom and prosperity.

Let those fools know that nothing will stop us from walking this road and nothing will stop our friends and allies from helping us reach safe shores. There’s simply no going back even if it cost us more and their fake statistics will not frighten us … our sacrifices, like I said, make us proud because our bloods are not digits in those ugly papers. Our sacrifices are paving the way for future generations to live the better life we couldn’t live.

Posted by Omar @ 13:30

Omar and the Iraqis really need to know that we Americans are behind them in their new endeavor as a free people. Those who played this game should be ashamed of themselves.

RWR

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In Memoriam: Cory Lidle

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle was killed today in that New York City plane crash.

Prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.


Photo from mlb.com.

God speed, Cory.

RWR

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Decypher – Defender of the Unborn

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 10, 2006

On this post at RWN, John Hawkins posts quotes that show the real liberal position on abortion.

A comment frenzy ensued, and I participated.

One commentor, “decypher”, caught my attention. He consistently buried the pro-abortion commentors, leaving them to stick with the age-old liberal mantra of “no one knows when life begins”. It was a lot of fun watching these people try to make points without facts, and decypher just dragged them in deeper and deeper – to the point where they really got to saying REALLY stupid things.

His work is masterful – and it seems I may have a new “blogson”! Either my second or third, depending upon the timing.

You can find my first blogson’s work on our joint blog, Rocker and Sage. He gets a little out there, but he’s always articulate and thoughtful.

RWR

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Taking the Day Off

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 9, 2006

… in celebration of my birthday.

On tap – School’s closed, so there will be frequent naps, bowling, beer, and hopefully back in time to watch a little TV (which I rarely do) before going to bed (and maybe early).

Hopefully being 39 won’t be a drag.

RWR

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The REAL Mistake in the War

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 5, 2006

Mohammed at Iraq the Model has given us his take on why things aren’t going as well as they could be in the War on Terror, specifically on the Iraqi front.

Part Two of this series focuses on America’s mistakes, as Part One focused on Iraqi mistakes.

I chose this order for my thoughts because Iraqis with their mistakes contributed more to the current problems in Iraq than America did.

This is an Iraqi civilian, remember. If he’s not blaming America for everything that’s not perfect in Iraq, then Americans shouldn’t, either.

In Mohammed’s opinion, the mistake the Americans made was hanging out in Iraq instead of marching on to Damascus and Tehran, a point I’ve often tried to make around here, and a point I actually missed when Mohammed’s brother Omar made it to me in an email this past summer. I had asked point blank (per the wager I had with Freder_Frederson) whether the situation in Iraq were a civil war.

I will call it a foreign intervention from regional powers aiming at sparking a huge civil war.
we’re not there yet but we will if those foreign hands are not chopped and taken off Iraq asap.

Those “hands” belong to Syria and Iran. I’ve made this point many times – that Iraq is a key front in the War on Terror, a point that the Left denies to this day. Iraq is situated in the perfect location to attack Syria, and with troops there and in Afghanistan, we have the Iranians surrounded. Honestly, I never gave much thought to the idea that we should have just marched on, even with Sage’s suggestions that seem, in retrospect, to have been saying much the same thing.

There is much that we can do for the Iraqis in either case, but I can definitely see Mohammed’s point – that we could do much more by telling Ahmagaynutjob and the Useless Nitwits (h/t Misha) to go fuck themselves and moving a significant force against the Iranians and Syrians and anyone else who wants a taste of American gunpowder. Wars aren’t won sitting around waiting for the enemy to come to you, as we learned at Pearl Harbor, and are now re-learning in the Middle East.

America’s worst mistakes were hesitation, failing to invest the initial victory in Iraq and Afghanistan and not using her power and influence to achieve more. America simply did not act like a winner but instead stood idly like a weary giant doing nothing but complain about mosquito bites.Some might ask … Do we have to do all of this? Go through all these battles and change those regimes?
My answer is Yes. For one reason; terrorists and terror-supporting regimes have chosen war and America, and the values it stands for, is the target and they will not stop shooting at America until they are dead or arrested.

It is a war that was imposed on the free world by murderous maniacs who would do anything to destroy the human civilization and they would not hesitate to use any means to destroy those who are different. Fighting those criminals now will cost less blood and resources than fighting them later.

I’m not sure I agree that we “sat idly by”, but the rest of this quote is dead on. We MUST fight these animals now – before they can become invincible.

I’ve long held that we will win the war, and are doing much better than the media is reporting. I’m standing firm upon that. Why? Simple. All it will take to get Washington to do the right thing and take out the terror sponsors in Iran and Syria is another major terrorist attack at home, or another situation that reignites America’s thirst for revenge. It seems many people have forgotten 9/11.

I say just go in and do it. We have the capability to waste those assholes in short order. American lives will be saved. Iraqi lives will be saved. Terrorists will be killed and forced to places that can’t afford to support them. That’s the idea of the war, isn’t it?

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Franny Ward Part Two – In Search of O’Reilly’s Lie

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 5, 2006

Back to Franny Ward, who accused Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly of being nothing more than “paid blathermouths for the Chimp“.

Kind of amusing, since O’Reilly often disagrees with “the Chimp” (the far Left’s derogatory du Jour for President Bush). Besides, what does an opinion journalist have to lie about anyway? He’s giving an opinion. Is she suggesting that Bill is lying about what he really thinks or believes? That sounds more like her sweetheart “Bubba” (my favorite derogatory for Clinton), who did it routinely during his campaign, during his presidency, and continues to do it, as he did in the recent interview with Chris Wallace.

Anyway, I promised to look through a Bill O’Reilly column in search of these supposed lies, so here we go …

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Fox News Channel and because of an early gift by President Clinton, the operation is getting maximum exposure. As you may know, Mr. Clinton became very annoyed when Chris Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, pressed him as to why Osama Bin Laden did so much damage on Clinton’s watch without being held to account.

No lie here. Everything in this paragraph is established fact. Tenth anniversary of Fox News, President Clinton making an ass of himself both in his handling of Osama bin Laden and in an interview about the same.

The President responded that Mr. Wallace was conducting a “right-wing hit job.”

The President did say that. No lie here.

Having lived through the past ten years anchoring a news analysis progam on FNC, I found Mr. Clinton’s annoyance amusing. The Bin Laden question is certainly valid, and while Larry King would not have asked it, most other CNN correspondents, I believe, would have. So what’s the real beef here?

Unless you are of the position that Bill doesn’t really believe that Clinton would have been asked this, you can’t posit that he’s lying.

To understand what’s going on, we begin with the founder of CNN, Ted Turner, who greeted the arrival of FNC a decade ago with the quote, “We’ll squash them like a bug.”That squishing sound you hear is Mr. Turner’s prediction ground into pulp. FNC hammers CNN in the ratings all day, every day. That is not making the liberal Turner and his fellow travelers very happy, and that is the heart of this matter.

No lie here. If Fox wasn’t hammering CNN and the other liberal networks in the ratings, you wouldn’t hear the clamor you do every time something comes out on Fox. That and that’s what’s coming out in the ratings book.

For decades, the left in America was treated with deference by the electronic media. As I chronicle in my book “Culture Warrior,” nearly every past and present network anchor and commentator is either a committed liberal or leans left. Just look at what Walter Cronkite and Bill Moyers have done since they left CBS News; both men allied themselves with the far-left and are proud of it.

All absolutely true.

So there was certainly room in America for a network that gave equal time to the conservative point of view and actually hired, God forbid, some right-leaning commentators. To those used to getting information from enterprises like CNN, PBS, and NPR, this sudden departure from liberal orthodoxy was shocking and terribly annoying. There was a new kid in town, and his game plan allowed the right to be heard as well.

… and it was about fucking time … and all 100% true. Franny, where’s the lie? Where’s the stump speech for the Bush Administration? I’m still not hearing it.

As Fox News gradually began dominating the cable news landscape, bitterness grew along with FNC’s ratings. The media establishment was aghast; it was being openly challenged and, worst of all, it was losing influence to a bunch of outspoken barbarians. So the attacks intensified.

Barbarians from the persoective of the media establishment, of course. Bill’s calling attention to that perspective is NOT a lie. Sorry, Franny.

Hollywood put out a hit movie about FNC, liberals like Howard Dean openly disparaged the network, and the far-left blogs did everything they could to damage those working at the network. It was, and is, very nasty.

I dunno about the movie being a hit – maybe Bill’s just giving them the benefit of the doubt, but the libs, including Weird Howard and Kos and DU all did exactly as Bill said they did. He should know. He was the victim of one of those smear campaigns.

But think about it; what is the beef? Even if FNC is a conservative think tank, which it is not, there are five other networks that give enormous benefit of the doubt to the left. So what if one operation leans right? Shouldn’t there be room in this country for one newsroom that doesn’t think like Ted Turner?

CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Yep. That’s five – and all major ones, too. Of course, we all know what the beef is. Someone is actually paying attention to the one network that doesn’t actively ignore the conservative position. People actually WATCH Fox News. Instead of analyzing Fox’s way of doing things and implementing those things that make Fox successful, they just bitch and moan just like the whiny liberals they are. That alone is reason enough to have a newsroom that doesn’t think like Ted Turner.

Last week on my program, I challenged Democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala to give me one example of an unfair presentation on FNC. They could not cite one. Certainly, Chris Wallace’s questioning was professional. The liberal Alan Colmes balances the conservative Sean Hannity, and the rest of the FNC cast is evenly split between the right and the left. The guest list is the same way.

As far as I know, Fox does have about the same number of liberals as conservatives. Those on the Left can bitch all they want. Fox News is a stand-up organization with an emphasis on being fair and balanced. No wonder Carville and Begala couldn’t cite any real examples of an unfair presentation. Of course, that won’t stop liberals from continuing to go around saying that Fox is unfair. Oh well. Fox will succeed despite their rantings – perhaps even because of them. It’s all just a bunch of liberal bullshit.

That’s why FNC is so lively and, yes, so loud. We embrace robust debate and want to hear all sides. We challenge the powerful and do it with panache and a sense of humor. Like us or not, Fox News has changed the entire broadcast news business and provides a trusted service to far more Americans than every other cable news channel.

All true. Still looking for the lie.

Sounds like a great recipe for success, and I, for one, am glad President Clinton could be a part of it. As with all our guests, Mr. Clinton had his say, was challenged, and is free to think whatever he wants.He doesn’t even have to be nice to us on our birthday.

Again, all true.

And a pretty good closing if I might add.

Of course, calling non-liberals liars (O’Reilly is a conservative-leaning centrist) is par for the course. They do it in the hopes that people will believe it, since conservatives were so successful in calling Clinton a liar. There’s one problem, though. Clinton actually WAS and IS a liar, and was actually CAUGHT in that lie. If there are as many liars on the right as on the left, I’m not seeing it. That’s because the one lie the conservatives do tell (“I’m not a socialist!”) is usually given a pass by the left because it works in their favor.

Oh well. Here’s to the all the lies found in this article (if you can find them).

RWR

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Hasselbeck Kicks Rosie’s Fat Ass

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 4, 2006

Elisabeth Hasselbeck took it to Rosie “Fat-ass” O’Donnell on gun control and wasted her.

The only place I disagree with Hasselbeck is on ownership of AK-47’s. The Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights not just so people could hunt, but so that they could defend themselves against an oppressive government, such as the one we have today.

It would be tough to win that fight even WITH an AK-47. Rosie can go to hell, and hopefully someday Hasselbeck will come to a real understanding of the true purpose of the Second Amendment.

RWR

h/t to Mary Katherine Ham for the link.

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Mexico Criticizes Plan for Border Fence

Posted by RightWingRocker on October 3, 2006

Yeah yeah. Not news, but I suppose I’ll blog about it anyway, since I’ve been kind of quiet lately…

Mexico sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday saying a plan to build hundreds of miles of fencing on their common border would damage relations.

Oh yeah? Well boo-fucking-hoo. What are you morons going to do?? Invade? Please.

President-elect Felipe Calderon urged U.S. officials to reconsider the plan, saying one “could stop more migrants with a kilometer of new roads and development (in Mexico) than with a wall.”

Hey Felipe, how about you Mexicans build YOUR OWN roads? Quite a novel thought, eh? Did you ever think of that? Fucking morons.

In the letter to the U.S. State Department, Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said only comprehensive reform could stem the tide of illegal immigrants heading north in search of work.

The only comprehensive reform I need is a wall and more people on the border defending it. Second Amendment, anyone?

President Vicente Fox, who leaves office Dec. 1, has spent his six-year term lobbying for a new guest worker program and an amnesty for the millions of Mexicans working illegally in the United States _ proposals that have been supported by President Bush.

Bye Vinny. Been nice blogging about you. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

However, U.S. lawmakers, who face midterm elections in November, have shown a greater appetite for border security measures. On Friday the Senate approved a bill authorizing 700 miles of new fencing in border states.

See? Americans want the wall. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so much support for it from people trying to get re-elected. Are you starting to understand now? Probably not, if you think that the US has to build your fucking roads for you.

Fox has called the barrier “shameful” and compared it to the Berlin Wall.

Boo-fucking-hoo. Here’s an appropriate comparison to the Berlin Wall – Berlin’s wall was built to force people within the country (East Germany) to stay there so that the government could continue oppressing them. America’s wall is being built to force people on the outside to follow the rules and obey the laws that protect those inside the wall. As for those escaping Mexican oppression, there is quite a bit Farks could have done to cut back on the oppression down on his side of the wall. Of course, Farks was never one to understand simple logic.

Calderon said Monday that the barrier would not deter migrants from walking across the desert or swimming over the Rio Grande in search of a better life.

Nope. Of course, no one expects it to. Never mind that you, Mr. Calderon, could kill some of the socialism and make life better in Mexico so that people would want to stay there. All we’re looking for is a way to bring things a little more under control so that there are Mexicans available in Mexico to build roads and such. That and we want our laws obeyed. What part of that don’t these fuckwads understand?

“A border that unites two nations allows the free movement of labor but is closed to drugs, guns and criminals,” he added. Calderon spoke in Guatemala, where he met with President Oscar Berger on his first international tour since the July presidential election.

Umm … get over yourself, please. The LAST thing we want at this point is to unite with Mexico. We have more than enough socialism as it is. Perhaps we could consider a nice package bringing Mexico under US control, but right now, we’re busy with more important matters, such as shedding some of the socialism we’re already suffering under.

On Friday, Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said he would try to persuade Bush not to sign the bill.

You do that, Ernie. In the meantime, we Americans will be looking out for American interests instead of Mexican interests. Sorry we’re so goddamned selfish, but that’s how it is.

“We think it is a gesture that doesn’t reflect the friendship between the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States,” Derbez said.

Friendship? Please. What kind of friend would encourage leaving people’s doors unlocked while simultaneously encouraging criminals to go into their houses? Mexico is NO FRIEND of the United States.

Here’s an interesting fact:

An estimated 11 million Mexican citizens are in the United States, about half of them illegally.Last year, Mexican migrants sent home more than $20 billion in remittances, the country’s second leading source of foreign income after oil. In the first eight months of 2006, remittances rose by nearly 20 percent over the same period last year, according to figures released by the Mexican Central Bank on Monday.

So Mexico’s second leading source of foreign income comes from migrant workers in the US. Cutting off the flow of illegal aliens would cut that about in half by this estimate. So again, the old adage “follow the money” applies.

If the Mexican government really wanted to be of service, they could read this post. I’ve given them all manner of good advice on how to be of real service to America and, more importantly, to Mexicans. If they didn’t heed my advice then, I doubt they will now.

I guess they’re just the stupid fuckwits I’ve had them pegged for all along.

RWR

Update 10/4 5:10PM: President Bush signed the bill! Hey Farks and Calderon, KISS THIS!

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