Saturday, March 11, 2006

SATURDAY GUN BLOGGING My next self-defense tool: Colt XM-177 Commando

The NRA calls this a "homeland security weapon." I think of it as a "homestead security weapon."

(Click headline for previous post.)

I've decided to promote myself. I've been the proud owner of several excellent M-1 carbines over the past 20 years, and have always considered myself well-armed. (Not specifically because of the carbine, I am known in some circles as, "The Heavily-armed Librul.) But after much soul-searching, it's time to bite the bullet, if you will, and get an AR-15 variant.

My choice is a semi-auto Colt XM-177 Commando. I will build it with a little help from a gunsmith friend.

I settled on the Commando because, of the myriad M16/AR15 variants I've shot (including the one Uncle Sugar lent me 35 years ago), it's the only one I ever lusted after. Mine will be semi-auto carbine because it will cost around $1400, including registering as a "Short-barrelled Rifle" (SBR in BATFE lingo). I've shot a buddy's real Commando (select-fire, technically a submachine gun), and it's the cat's meow. He offered to sell it to me, but lacking the necessary $25,000 for a real one, I'll just build a semi-auto carbine.

Quickly, for the record, the picture is of an Airsoft variant. I use it because it's the best picture I found of an actual XM177. I found many good pictures of the later model, the XM177-E2, but that's not the one I'm building.

Why move up the the Commando? It's the same size and weight as my beloved .30 carbine, but the Commando's 5.56mm round is more potent. Also, when we head to the woods and have to forage, spare parts, ammo and magazines for M16/AR15 variants will be plentiful.

The best news is, improved bolts and buffers, and a couple of other tidbits, are finally available. This means a "shorty" can be truly reliable, at long last. The shortened barrel and gas system have been problematic for decades. No more.

The only downside is, the Commando will be...how can I put this? Horrendously loud. The military variants' "stovepipe" on the end of the muzzle is a sound suppressor. And since people don't wear hearing protection in combat, the suppressor is necessary. I could get one of those, but it'd be expensive, and I don't really need it. I'll just get higher quality shooter's "earmuffs," and warn my shooting buddies that there's going to be, "Fire in the hole!" After that, they're on their own.

Speaking of being on one's own, if you haven't started getting ready for when they come for you, click the headline for some suggestions. Leave questions in the Comment area, and I'll try to answer them.

"Farm out!" "Right arm!" "Powder to the people!"

Cheney caught with another woman?

Just asking.

Maryland rejoins the Union

Diebold OUT, fair elections back IN!

Bush to give speeches explaining how failing miserably is part of his strategy for winning* in Iraq

*A war which Spawn Insannity said Bush already won. Was he lying again or just wrong again?

Print out several of these. You're gonna need 'em in the coming months.

Dumsfeld makes $5 million in global bird flu scam

He'll probably go to work for them like Ridge went to work for Home Depot after telling everybody to buy plastic and duct tape during the anthrax scam. They're all liars, criminals and fascists. It's time to tar-and-feather everyone in and formerly in this administration.

Slathering hordes of fascist, criminal pussbuckets invade Memphis

Republicans take turns being mean to Bush. It must be Clinton's fault.

Bush's biggest war is the one he's declared on future generations

Consider what your children and grandchildren will have to pay to clean up.

Homeland Security Depot promotes neverending war

Ridge still works for Home Depot, still likes war. But he appears happy to be shut of working for Chimpy McFlightSuit.

Jesus wants you in the Air Force

Just as the recruiters.

Baptist "Top Model" wannabee hates everybody

Other than that, she likes to get along with people she doesn't hate. Jesus is so proud of her witness.

March Madness on the march: Never forget to be afraid of terists

They could attack sporting events. Why haven't they?

Only right-handed, blue-eyed blondes may get abortions

Old, white men know what God didn't put in the Bible.

If Bush taught history

What might he teach about the American Revolution?

With Democrats like these, Tennessee doesn't need republicans

Why are these folks for misogyny? Have they been bribed, threatened, or are they just evil of their own accord?

Friday, March 10, 2006

This is improved? Elections now rigged "only" 10% of the time

If they admit to 10%, it's really a lot more than that.

ES&S Improves in Ohio! E-Voting Machines Fail Only 10% of the Time!

Pre-Election Test Results Not As Bad, After Memory Cards Are Specially Provided by Company to Summit County, OH (After First Two Batches Failed 30% of the Time)

Election Director Suggest 'Product Recall' Might Be Appropriate

His family must be in prison already*

Bush escorts policy advisor Allen to the paddy wagon.

"And the billiard parlor's walls come a-tumblin' down!" Oh, yes, my friends, there's definitely trouble in River City, aka, the White House, these days.

Former Bush Aide Charged in Felony Theft

Called "Embodiment of cancervative values"
http://tinyurl.com/mvaho
Home-schooled his three kids. Was making highest possible salary, $161K.

Claude Allen had recently resigned as White House domestic-policy adviser. Which partially explains the GOP's crime spree of the past five years.

When Claude Allen, President Bush's longtime domestic-policy adviser, resigned suddenly on Feb. 9, it baffled administration critics and fans. The White House claimed that Allen was leaving to spend more time with his family, while the Washington Times* speculated that the 45-year-old aide, a noted social conservative, might have quit to protest a new Pentagon policy about military chaplains. Allen himself never publicly explained the reason for his departure.

News today may shed light on the mystery of Allen's resignation. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, Allen was arrested yesterday and charged in a felony theft and a felony theft scheme. According to a department press release, Allen conducted approximately 25 fraudulent "refunds" in Target and Hecht's stores in Maryland. On Jan. 2, a Target employee apprehended Allen after observing him receive a refund for merchandise he had not purchased. Target then contacted the Montgomery County Police. According to a source familiar with the case, Target and the police had been observing Allen since October 2005.

Allen is charged with practicing a form of shoplifting called "refund fraud."

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Shoplifting for Jesus*
http://tinyurl.com/zbpxz
Good thing Allen is a social cancervative and kompassionate kancervative krixtain. Imagine how big a criminal he'd be otherwise.

UPDATE: Allen ran Bush's response to Katrina
http://tinyurl.com/nzch2
Bush nominated Allen to federal bench--lifetime appointment.

Up to their old tricks: The Vatican didn't oppose Hitler's "Final Solution," either

Holocaust II in the making as "the church" partners with theofascists to marginalize gays. (And everybody else they don't like.) Pedophile priests, apparently, are still exempt since they don't want to get married and make others get divorced and destroy families, marriage itself, and stuff.

(Although there was this "apology" 60 years too late.)
http://tinyurl.com/hw797


Hitler was a Catholic. Bush is a theofascist. It's still adding up, isn't it?

Meet Tennessee's Lex Luthor and Otis

Arch-criminal Bill Frist (right) and his bumbling sidekick, Lamar!.

From "Superman: The Movie."

Lying theofascist pussbucket Dobson thinks we can't read

They're all channeling Baghdad Bob these days. "There is no connection (to Abramoff)," says Dobson. Here's Ralph Reed's email. You decide. (Always click image to enlarge.)

Do you want your country to remain a banana republic?

Libby Dole will end Harold Ford's booty calls with piles of white women

Have I been dreaming for the past 50 years? Is this really still 1956?

Bush wants tax preparers to sell your personal information

There is no privacy. No one is safe.

Warning: Once your tax return information is disclosed to a third party per your consent, we have no control over what that third party does with your tax return information. If the third party uses or discloses your tax return information for purposes other than the purposes for which you authorized the disclosure, under Federal tax law, we are not responsible for that subsequent use or disclosure, and Federal tax law may not protect you from that disclosure.

-- The consent language of the Internal Revenue Service's proposed rule to open your tax records for a buck.

Proof mental illness is contagious: "Everybody wearing a Casio watch is a terist!"

It's Republican Flu, and it's spreading like the Ebola virus, and just as deadly.

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The U.S. military cites the digital watches worn by prisoners when they were captured as possible evidence of terrorist ties. Casios have been used repeatedly in bombs, after all, including one used by the architect of the 1993 World Trade Center attack; the explosive device was set off on a Philippine Airlines flight, killing a passenger.

Wearing a Casio is cited among the unclassified evidence against at least eight of the detainees whose transcripts were released by the Pentagon after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Associated Press.

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Good riddance: Interior Secretary Norton resigns today

Hoist by her own petard--sociopathy.

Goes down with Abramoff like Ahab with Moby Dick.

They're all criminals. Fire up the tar and feathers.

Interior Secretary Gale Norton will resign today, the Associated Press has confirmed. Norton, photographed at left with fallen conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was fingered in deals with Native American tribes that Abramoff represented. The photograph at left was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Abramoff's tribal clients donated $50,000 to a conservative environmental group founded by Norton, hoping to win face time with the Secretary. They eventually did.

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O'Connor warns of dictatorship

Okay, but she should have stayed on the Extreme Court a little longer. She was one of the few people in a position to do something useful.

Supreme Court justices keep many opinions private but Sandra Day O’Connor no longer faces that obligation. Yesterday, the retired justice criticized Republicans who criticized the courts. She said they challenge the independence of judges and the freedoms of all Americans. O’Connor’s speech at Georgetown University was not available for broadcast but NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg was there.

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Tell the theofascist criminals to stop wiping their butts with our Constitution

Do it with this letter.

If anybody ever needed a Presidential Prayer Team, it's Chimpy McFlightSuit

Too bad they only care about his power, not his everlasting soul.

Patriots kick off three weeks of intense anti-war rallies

Raging Grannies, Women Against War, other patriots stand up to warmongering Bush.

More importantly, what have Americans learned about BushCo?

Do you finally accept that republicans are liars, criminals and fascists out to turn our country into a feudal theocracy?

Rubin's slap in the face raises questions about how much Bush really has learned about Washington in over five years. He still seems to confuse intensely partisan liberal Democrats like Rubin with the late Bob Bullock, the centrist Democratic lieutenant governor with whom Bush collaborated as governor of Texas. Bush also seems dedicated to using the bipartisan commission, despite the miserable failure of his panels dealing with Social Security and tax reform.

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Maybe God put Bush in office, after all

New book says Jesus came here to conquer the world...just like Bush.

Police state? What police state?



The offending article reported that Thompson, who also owns the web hosting company that puts Capitol Hill Blue online, had received a request under the USA Patriot Act from the FBI for information about the publication, its contributors, its personnel and its readers. It was only through his ownership of the hosting company that Thompson was aware of the government's surveillance.

The FBI's request instructed Thompson not to reveal who had made the information request or what law had authorized it. Thompson refused to provide the information and revealed the letter and its contents in Capitol Hill Blue. At that point, a U.S. attorney threatened Thompson with jail unless he not only removed the information, but revised the article discussing it.

To avoid going to jail, Thompson complied.

Theofacists protect the unborn, want live children to die

People who have sex must die!

"Religious conservatives are unapologetic; not only do they believe that mass use of an HPV vaccine or the availability of emergency contraception will encourage adolescents to engage in unacceptable sexual behavior; some have even stated that they would feel similarly about an H.I.V. vaccine, if one became available. 'We would have to look at that closely,' Reginald Finger, an evangelical Christian and a former medical adviser to the conservative political organization Focus on the Family, said. 'With any vaccine for H.I.V., disinhibition' - a medical term for the absence of fear - 'would certainly be a factor, and it is something we will have to pay attention to with a great deal of care.' Finger sits on the Centers for Disease Control's Immunization Committee, which makes those recommendations

"Full speed ahead:" Bush steers USS Titanic directly toward iceberg

Now that America and the world know everything they ever need to know about republicans, the majority of us who will vote the criminal pussbuckets out still have to wait for November to roll around.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Halliburton steps up for poor, mistreated Dubai

That worked out well, didn't it, Dick? Would you care to make an offer on running our school buses or police department?

Alabama Family Values On Parade: Church-burners confess

Who corrupted these fine, young men? Was it public schools, Hollywood, or the media? Maybe those queers in their plays.

Jim Parker, pastor of Ashby Baptist Church at Brierfield, a Bibb County church destroyed in the Feb. 3 arson, said he had spoken to federal agents and understood the suspects were promising students from good families.

Good thing they weren't poor, from single-parent homes or...gasp!...gay couples. They might have turned out, you know, bad.

Big Brother really is watching you. Really.

And will continue to get better at it. (Scroll down past other stuff you need to read, too.)

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Digital Angel: Fascist Big Brother’s most cool tool

Passive ID subdermal chips are the "good news" compared to grotesque ACTIVE implant chips also developed by ADS. The implantable Digital Angel is a grotesque communication device that can continually relay information wirelessly to either ground stations or to satellite systems.96 Developed to be a true tracking chip like the bulky radio ankle bracelets locked onto prisoners, it is tiny enough to be implanted into human flesh. The Angel has a built-in GPS receiver and a wireless transceiver. In December, 2004, ADS signed an agreement with the satellite telecommunications company ORBCOMM. Such collusion will one day turn implanted citizens into walking radio beacons, trackable by satellite.97

Digital Angel is the ultimate in totalitarian control, to date Big Fascist Brother’s most "cool tool."

Cooler tools now in R&D

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Georgie, you're still doing a heckuva job

Remember when republicans at least pretended to be fiscal cancervatives? That was before they got what they'd wanted for decades: Unfettered access to all our money.

Ethics-free First suspends debate on Senate ethics

Why wouldn't he want drug dealers in charge of making sure kids don't use drugs?

Theofascists, republicans clash over Alabama public school Bible course

Republicans couldn't--couldn't--support the course because it was introduced by...gasp!...Democrats.

Security for sale: Different Dubai company to "protect" US Navy ships in Middle East

SIDEBAR: Mafia to oversee honest gambling. Republicans to ensure fair elections.

They can have my house for the right price.

Fascist pussbucket Vernon Robinson wants to take North Carolina back to the '50s

Ah, the good ol' days when women, children and blacks knew their place, old, white men ran everything, and the world was as God intended.

Brownshirt alert: Woman fired over Air America bumper sticker

She could be a member of al-franken...er, al-qaeda.

They mean to exterminate us. No one is safe.

Republicans want you to eat dangerous food

State food safety laws a thing of the past. Corporate profits=good, you=bad.

SURVIVOR: LAOS Little rat squirrel is 11 million years old

But, wait, the Earth is only 6000 years old...

America for sale: Bush wants foreign countries to take over US airlines

Former Naval aviator sends wings back to Bush

He hates America and wants the terists to win. I bet he looks French, too.

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Until your administration, I believed it was inconceivable that the United States would ever initiate an aggressive and preemptive war against a country that posed no threat to us. Until your administration, I thought it was impossible for our nation to take hundreds of persons into custody without provable charges of any kind, and to “disappear” them into holes like Gitmo, Abu Ghraib and Bagram. Until your administration, in my wildest legal fantasy I could not imagine a U.S. Attorney General seeking to justify torture or a President first stating his intent to veto an anti-torture law, and then adding a “signing statement” that he intends to ignore such law as he sees fit. I do not want these things done in my name.

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Republican visitors: Which of Bush's successes makes you proudest?

❑ The use and manipulation of false intelligence to justify an invasion of Iraq.
❑ Letting Colin Powell present false information about Iraq to the United Nations.
❑ Sending an insufficient number of troops to Iraq for the invasion.
❑ Failure to properly outfit the military for the Iraq invasion...as late as 2006.
❑ The administration’s failure to stop looting during the opening days of the invasion.
❑ Over 19,000 dead and wounded military personnel since the Iraq invasion began.
❑ Lack of adequate healthcare coverage for many seriously-wounded military casualties of Iraq and Afghanistan invasions.
❑ Billions in Iraq reconstruction funds reported missing by Pentagon auditors.
❑ The Bush energy policy secretly crafted by unidentified energy industry lobbyists.
❑ Bush’s denial that global warming is a real and serious problem, and the censuring of government scientists who present evidence that global warming is serious.
❑ Bush’s claiming he barely knows his close friend and key fundraiser, Enron ex-CEO Ken Lay, whom he nicknamed “Kenny Boy.”
❑ Bush’s plan for social security reform.
❑ The Medicare drug law, crafted by lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry, with provisions that prevent the government from negotiating lower drug prices.
❑ The Terry Schiavo case.
❑ Harriet Miers’ nomination to the Supreme Court, and Bush’s full support of that nomination, calling her “most qualified.”
❑ Bush administration support for teaching “intelligent design” in science classes.
❑ Bush Administration denial that improving gas mileage standards on autos would help reduce gasoline consumption, coupled with tax breaks for purchasers of low mileage supervans and Hummers.
❑ Leaks from the administration in the Valerie Plame case, and its refusal to cooperate in the investigation into the leaks.
❑ The indictment of the vice president’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, for lying to federal investigators in the Valerie Plame investigation.
❑ The administration’s handling of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and its refusal to punish senior officers responsible for the torture and killing of prisoners.

❑ The administration’s agreement to accept the McCain amendment barring torture, but then writing a signing statement indicating that the administration does not have to abide by this law; the Attorney General’s calling anti-torture laws “quaint.”
❑ Paying journalists to write favorable stories about administration policies and the Iraq invasion and passing the stories off as real news.
❑ No-bid contracts to Halliburton and the missing $9 billion in payments made to that company for work that was to have been done in Iraq, but which has not been done.
❑ The administration’s muzzling of NASA scientists’s concerns about global warming.
❑ Doing little for the 46 million Americans who have no health care insurance and no prospects for such coverage, whether or not health savings accounts are enacted.
❑ The failure of the administration to fully fund its “No Child Left Behind Program” and the failure of the program to do much more than teach children how to take and pass standardized tests without actually having to learn anything.
❑ FEMA’s performance before and after the Katrina disaster.
❑ A record $3 trillion budget – the largest in history, from an administration that has complained that Democrats, not Republicans are “the tax and spend party.”
❑ The administration’s refusal on religious grounds to fund embryonic stem cell research; its continued claim that existing stem cell lines are adequate and viable.
❑ The FDA’s refusal on religious grounds to approve the “morning after” pill, Plan B.
❑ The appointments of unqualified personnel to top positions in the FDA, FEMA, Department of Education, and other departments.
❑ Failure of the Department of Homeland Security to enforce laws and regulations to safeguard sea ports, airports, chemical and power plants and our national borders.
❑ The lack of funding nationwide for first-responders to natural and terrorist disasters.
❑ The administration’s response to North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons.
❑ The administration’s response to Iran’s threats to develop nuclear weapons.
❑ The Abramoff scandal and its deep ties to GOP congress members.
❑ Bush’s denial that he knows Abramoff, despite photographic evidence that he was more than casually acquainted with this admitted felon, and the purging from GOP websites of photos that show Abramoff and Bush together on multiple occasions..
❑ Spying on American citizens without a court warrant, and resisting efforts to make the spying program legal by incorporating court oversight, and Bush’s direct lie to the American people when he claimed that no spying is ever done without a court warrant; and Attorney General Gonzalez’ assertions to Congress that no such warrantless spying program was being undertaken.
❑ The Guantanamo prison scandal in which hundreds of prisoners have been held for years without being charged or tried for any crimes, and which the United Nations, the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other human rights group have declared a place where torture is practiced.
❑ The administration’s lackluster response to the Darfur disaster.
❑ The administration’s policy of claiming that condoms are not effective in preventing the transmission of AIDS, and its refusal to fund international programs that include the use of condoms as a disease-prevention mechanism.
❑ The administration’s imposition of its own religious beliefs in refusing to support the right of women to choose what to do with their own bodies.
❑ The refusal of the Republicans in Congress, under pressure from the administration, to investigate the crimes, scandals and offenses of the administration.
❑ Billions of dollars in new subsidies to the oil and gas industries that are hidden in the administration’s 2006 budget.
❑ Permitting a company owned and controlled by the country of Dubai (of the United Arab Emirates) to operate six of our busiest seaports.
❑ Receiving a Pentagon audit that shows Halliburton overcharged the government by $850 million for operations in Iraq – and deciding to pay Halliburton the full amount.
❑ The administration’s non-response to disclosure that Pakistan’s nuclear energy czar, A.Q. Khan, illegally sold nuclear technology several numerous unidentified countries.
❑ Agreeing to provide nuclear technology and nuclear fuel to India, a country that cheated on its promise not to develop nuclear weapons and which refuses to sign the international Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
❑ The evidence on videotape that the Bush administration knew days in advance that the New Orleans levees would not hold, despite claims after the Katrina hurricane that “no one” had any idea this could happen.
❑ Purchase by FEMA of $85 million worth of mobile homes, ¾ of which cannot be used because they are not suitable for flood plain areas; these unused mobile homes still sit on airport runways in Arkansas.
❑ Refusing to accepting responsibility for the administration’s many mistakes and failures; the only people who have accepted responsibility resigned in disgust.
❑ Forgetting that true conservatism calls for less government intrusion into the lives of American citizens, a balanced budget, and respect for the rights of individuals to determine their own destiny.

Tax dollars are there to be stolen: Bush reimburses theofascist groups with our money

Republicans are entitled to their money and our money, too.

People who already got tax deductions for compassionate donations after Katrina now get reimbursed with our money. Every aspect of this administration is corrupt, including its supporters and beneficiaries.

Republicans burglarize FL Democrat HQ--again

This time they only took financial records and voter data. No crackhead would try to pawn or sell that stuff on the street.

Her grandfather has been every republican's hero for 70 years

Mussolini's granddaughter says it's better to be a fascist than a faggot.

FLASHBACK TO 1933: Republicans plotted to overthrow FDR just months into his first term and replace him with a Mussolini-style fascist dictator.

The Plot To Overthrow FDR
http://tinyurl.com/jmucl
It's all true.

First, Warner pursuade Dubai to surrender on port deal

Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., a chief critic of the deal, reacted cautiously.

"This is obviously a promising development, but the devil's in the details," he said. "Those of us who feel strongly about this issue believe that the U.S. part of the British company should have no connection to the United Arab Emirates or DP World."

2305 KIAs later, warmongering chickenhawks admit Bush lied them into war, too

Lots of backpedaling and flip-flopping from the right now that we all know the truth. But keep in mind that most of this is merely because it's an election year. They don't really mean it. They really want Bush to just go ahead and appoint himself fuehrer-for-life so they can start rounding us up.

Republicans want people to commit more hate crimes

Hate crime laws on the way out. No one is safe.

Abramoff exposes theofascists for the whores of Babylon they are

All they care about is money and sway over their "flocks." Jesus would whip their bones bare.

"The only difference between Bush and Hitler was, Hitler was elected."

Kurt Vonnegut still has it.

"Well, that's diff'runt. I HAD to get an abortion."

"It's still wrong for everybody else."

Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.

Click headline to read true stories.

Teacher defends telling truth about Bush that earned him death threats

NO parents complained to him. Not even the parents of that snivvling little sissy with the tape recorder who hid under his bed after stirring all this up.

Rig an election, serve no more than 18 months

Another Ohio election-rigger indicted over 2004 vote theft.

Republicans are lying, brownshirted buckets of puss

But every now and then, one of their victims stands up to them and takes them to court.

Where do people get such crazy ideas as Saddam had nukes and backed 9-11?

Will they imprison women who have necessary abortions?

A blind hog sometimes finds an acorn. And sometimes even Tweety gets it right.

Me and Molly have had it with Democrats

03/08/06 "The Progressive" -- Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I will not be supporting Senator Clinton because: a) she has no clear stand on the war and b) Terri Schiavo and flag-burning are not issues where you reach out to the other side and try to split the difference. You want to talk about lowering abortion rates through cooperation on sex education and contraception, fine, but don’t jack with stuff that is pure rightwing firewater.

I can’t see a damn soul in D.C. except Russ Feingold who is even worth considering for President. The rest of them seem to me so poisonously in hock to this system of legalized bribery they can’t even see straight.

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Theofascist abomination Dobson denies taking long, hot showers with Abramoff

Right after WWII, there were no nazis in Germany. In fact, there were no Germans. Everyone was "Swiss." Now, nobody who made tainted money with Abramoff ever heard of him.

Diebold doesn't just rig elections, they lie to their investors, too

"Adjust earnings" downward for 2005.

Abuse power, violate civil rights...yeah, so?

Top cop gets tiny tap on wrist for illegally arresting protestor.

Tim McGraw hates America, Faith Hill wants the terists to win

Country music traitors give Kool Aid and comforters to anemones!

What nerve they have, saying truthful things about Bush in time of war.

Turns out, Tweety is just another right-wing media whore

Chris Matthews is on the take for big bucks. No wonder he makes up so much silly crap.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The people who were going to restore "honor and dignity to the White House"

Bush is as unpopular as Nixon (ptooey!), Cheney less popular than OJ Simpson, slightly more popular than Paris Hilton. Did God really put this gang of thugs in power?


Top 11 known arrests/crimes by the family who would restore honor and dignity to the White House

11. Dick Cheney's first DWI.

10. George W. Bush's DWI.

9. Barbara Bush, minor in possesson of alcohol.

8. Jenna Bush, minor in possession of alcohol (3 times).

7. Dick Cheney's second DWI.

6. Laura Bush's vehicular homicide, record expunged.

5. George W. Bush's arrest for larceny (stealing a Christmas tree, really!).

4. Jeb's 24 year old daughter Noelle arrested for fraud at 1:15 am Walgreen's drive-thru in attempt to obtain prescription drugs.

3. Jeb's son George arrested for breaking into girlfriend's home and malicious destruction of property.

2. Jeb's other son John (Jebby) arrested for violating Florida sodomy law in a mall parking lot during days after 2000 election.

1. Jeb's wife for smuggling undeclared purchases into the United States (fined thousands).

Bonus:

1. Dick Cheney's third DWI.

2. Whatever earned George W. Bush a one year sentence of community service in Houston.

3. Neil Bush fined for his "ethical disability" in Silverado savings and loan investigation. Cost to tax payers: 1 billion dollars (still paying interest), Cost to Bush: $0. The $50,000 fine was paid by a banking deregulation lobby.

Bush releases amended Bill of Rights

Tell me this is an exaggeration.

A lot of people in uniform hate America and want the terists to win

Stars and Stripes is giving Kool Aid and comforters to anemones.

My favorite excerpt from my favorite letter:

"To former supporters of this bunch who have turned against them: What took you so long? Did you think that voting 'Christian Republican' guaranteed honest government? Just because the Rev. James Dobson and other 'religious leaders' encouraged voting for them, did you think they were moral people? You and your beliefs have been taken for an expensive ride."

Sri Lanka, Lichtenstein behind Iraq civil war

After Bush gets his war with Iran, who's next on his list?

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that the more Bush makes us safe, the more dangerous the world gets? Remember that five years ago, Clinton left things reasonably peaceful. Bush has turned the entire world upside down with his war on terr. I'm not sure how much more of his safety we can stand.

BREAKING: House GOPers block port deal

CBS calls it "an election year repudiation of President Bush." But keep in mind, these are the same people who've carried Bush's water for the past five years. If this were not an election year, they'd still be slobbering at his feet.

"Nucular exchange is inevitable"

Presidents spent decades working to decrease the possibility of nucular war. Why does Bush want nucular war with...anybody? We understand he wants every last penny in the federal budget to go to defense contractors, including those who build nukes. Does he believe his Texas "ranch" will be immune to the fallout?

Diebold under heavy fire in Florida

Jebya reportedly apoplectic.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS LAUNCHED AGAINST DIEBOLD IN FLORIDA!
Leon County Election Supervisor Alleges 'Breach of Contract' After Security Test Revealed Hackable Elections Possible on Diebold Optical-Scan Systems!

E-Voting Monolith and 'Competitors' All Refuse to do Business with County Unless the Elected Ion Sancho is 'Removed from Office'

Abramoff names Reagan, Newt, DeLay, Reed

All good kancervative krixtains involved in bribery.

The what in the room?

Abramoff and DeLay "would sit and talk about the Bible"

Didn't do 'em much good, did it? They must have been thinking up ways to get around it.

From day one, all Cheney cared about was occupying Iraq

We already knew this, but it's nice for Tweety to say it.

Theofascist seminaries "threaten" to stop sending chaplains for military service

Unless they're allowed to continue violating the Constitution and bullying people.

GIs, families, seek council from chaplains. (So did I. Two Jesuit chaplains helped this protestant kid maintain his sanity 35 years ago.)
http://tinyurl.com/rfdyg

How will GIs get by without council from Bob Jones U grads?

From wikipedia:

The school is also known for its strong connection to the anti-Catholicism movement in Northern Ireland, and anti-Catholic movements in general.

Republican chickenhawks are for the war, against the troops

They're not enlisting, are they? They know the war is bad for the troops, and everybody else.

Bush no longer cares about democracy in Middle East

Or here, for that matter.

Libby Dole becomes Ivory Coast money scam spammer

I used to get similar spams from Cote D'Ivoire. I bet you did, too.

Fake IRS form sent to senior citizens. "Do Not Destroy This, Or Else!"

Page One Click headline, scroll down for links to the rest of the scam document.

Reaganites: "Bush is a socialist!"

Also, "reckless," "unconscionable," "irresponsible," "vindictive" and "inept." I never expected to agree with those criminals on five things in a row. But I do.

And remember that the recovering neocon, Fukuyama, admitted the Busheviks are fundamentally Leninists.
http://tinyurl.com/kry79

Bush puts theofascists in charge of Homeland Security

First foreign terists, now domestic terists. Now do you believe me when I say, "No one is safe?"

Teacher gets death threats from patriotic, Kompassionate Kancervative Krixtains

And they don't even know what he said in class.


Hannity, you're doing a heckuva job.

Josef Goebbels would be proud. He kept the Hitler Youth fired up, too.

Abramoff, theofascist group TVC, promoted quasi-slavery

Slavery is a "traditional value" of those who hate the Constitution.



We liberated the Marianas Islanders from the Japanese in WWII, now these "christians" want them to be near-slaves again.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How to rig a Texas election? Do what they did in Ohio.

UPDATES HERE, courtesy mydd.com

Stay tuned and watch how they do it again. Cuellar will get just enough votes at just the last minute, and Diebold renders voting just a bit more meaningless.

Dubai tells Congress what Bush tells everybody: "if you don't like it, you can honk Bobo's nose."

DP World officials suggested yesterday that within days, Peninsular & Oriental's operations will belong to them, no matter what Congress does.

There's what republicans say, and then there's the truth

Pick a topic. Any topic. They lie about literally everything. They can't help it, they're sociopaths and pathological liars.

David Horowitz thinks he's in a stage production of "The Manchurian Candidate"

I knew James Gregory (Sen. Iselin in the movie). James Gregory was a great character actor. David Horowitz is no James Gregory.

Horowitz declares there are 50,000 liberal professors who support terists. Hell, they ain't 50,000 fracking terists, much less that many professors who support them.

From The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

With grand-standing tactics and Commie-baiting witch-hunting delivered from the audience, 'Joe McCarthy-ish' Senator Iselin stands - in the background - and delivers bombastic, arbitrary rantings about the Secretary's conclusions, as his manipulative, domineering wife in the foreground - who has fed her words into her puppet husband and is the power behind the scenes - watches his diminutive image on a live TV monitor next to her [the same events are simultaneously displayed from different perspectives]. She experiences heightened ecstasy as she nods affirmatively and rocks back and forth on her chair while listening to her husband's crude provocations that he has a list of 207 card-carrying Communists working for the Defense Department:

"I have here a list of the names of 207 persons who are known by the Secretary of Defense as being members of the Communist Party...I demand an answer, Mr. Secretary. There will be no covering up, sir, no covering up. You are not going to get your hands on this list. And I deeply regret having to say..."

When the Secretary of Defense argues back ("throw that lunatic out of here...get that man out of this room"), he points from the front of the room (from right to left) toward Iselin in the rear of the room, but on a TV monitor, his arm extends from left to right - in a reverse angle - to symbolize the disorienting and unreliable media image. As Senator Iselin is leaving the scene of pandemonium, he amends his calculation and states that there are 104 "card-carrying Communists in the Defense Department," then 275 - he cannot even remember exactly how many Commies are on his list.

So, David, good night, and go to hell.

First, we looked French. Now we're communists again.

By fall, we'll be space aliens come here "To Serve Man." (If you're not a Twilight Zone fan, look it up.)

But in the meantime, Chris Matthews has gone completely insane, just like his girlfriend, Coultergeist.

"And the biggest nonsense of this sort of revisionist history is that there wasn’t a Communist threat and that McCarthy was just a drunken fool. Well, he may have been a drunk – he certainly was – and he may have been unable to shoot straight, but there were lots of targets there. He just didn’t hit any."

He'd have to actually know some history--which he clearly doesn't--before he could recognize revisionist history--which he is now promoting.

Rape OK for stressed-out soldier

Court recognizes war dehumanizes soldiers. Imagine that. Too bad Hollywood hasn't been saying that for, oh, 75 years.

What do you know about the separation of church and state?

Take the quiz and find out.

"Well, that's diff'runt!" When theofascist women murder their unborn children, it's moral

Read their stories. And hypocrisy.

One example:

"I've had several cases over the years in which the anti-abortion patient had rationalized in one way or another that her case was the only exception, but the one that really made an impression was the college senior who was the president of her campus Right-to-Life organization, meaning that she had worked very hard in that organization for several years. As I was completing her procedure, I asked what she planned to do about her high office in the RTL organization. Her response was a wide-eyed, 'You're not going to tell them, are you!?' When assured that I was not, she breathed a sigh of relief, explaining how important that position was to her and how she wouldn't want this to interfere with it." (Physician, Texas)

Many more.

Bush's $300 million presidential library:

"That's almost $150 million per book!"

Bush makes sure NOLA's black refugees can't vote

Iraqis stand a better chance of getting to vote than Americans who'd never vote for Bush or any other republican.

Bush ignores rising killer bee threat

Maybe Dubai should take charge of protecting us from what Bush won't.

Line-item veto is unConstitutional

It's settled law. But then, so is Rove v Wade. What's next for Bush's Extreme Court to overturn, Miranda? Voting rights for women and blacks?

Ireland hates Bush, too

Protestors keep him bottled up in plane during refueling stopover. His precious eyes couldn't gaze upon opposition.

Whew, that was a close one!

"Pearl Harbor didn't work out, so we got you with tape decks."

Remember that line from DIE HARD? Now it applies to Middle Eastern "investments" in the US. (Remember also they said five years ago, "If Gore had won, we'd all be speaking Arabic by now.")

Bush helps Afghan farmers plant MORE poppy

They already supply 90% of the world's opium. Bush wants them to have the same kind of monopoly that he wants for American corporations. (You have to wonder how much Bush gets from the opium trade.)

...except for one thing: Bush wasn't legally elected--either time

Rumsfeld compares Chavez and Morales to Bush...er, Hitler.

Monday, March 06, 2006

These are the people who are "Reclaiming America for Christ"

"...whatever the cost." Even if it means turning it into a feudal theocracy.

In their own words:

The theocratic right seeks to establish dominion, or control over society in the name of God. D. James Kennedy, Pastor of Coral Ridge Ministries, calls on his followers to exercise "godly domininion ... over every aspect ... of human society." At a "Reclaiming America for Christ" conference in February, 2005, Kennedy said:

Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors -- in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.

No wonder GIs still think they're punishing Saddam for nukes and 9-11

Strong leader in a righteous war

UPDATE: 8000 GIs have done what Bush did--desert.
http://tinyurl.com/f8539

Marines block informational websites. Vast, right-wing conspiracy websites still okay.

"Unfortunately anonomizers don't work out here (never have). Anyway, I had a few minutes today and thought I'd look and see what else was banned on the Marine web here. I think the results speak for themselves:"

Wonkette“Forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com/) is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion.”

Bill O’Reilly (www.billoreilly.com) – OK

Air America (www.airamericaradio.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”

Rush Limbaugh (www.rushlimbaugh.com) – OK

ABC News “The Note” – OK

Website of the Al Franken Show (www.alfrankenshow.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”

G. Gordon Liddy Show (www.liddyshow.us) – OK

Don & Mike Show (www.donandmikewebsite.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.donandmikewebsite.com/) is categorized as: Profanity, Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies.”

Thank God they're protecting Marines from profanity. They never hear it from other Marines, movies or rap.

Bush doesn't care about disabled kids

Everybody knows only corporations are entitled to tax dollars.

"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence."

FYI, 1944 was during WWII, a time when we were FIGHTING FRACKING FASCISTS IN EUROPE AND THE PACIFIC!!!

In early 1944, the New York Times asked Vice President Henry Wallace to, as Wallace noted, "write a piece answering the following questions: What is a fascist? How many fascists have we? How dangerous are they?" Wallace’s answer to those questions was published in the Times on April 9, 1944, at the height of the war against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. See how much you think his statements apply to our society today: "The really dangerous American fascist," Wallace wrote, ". . . is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power."

In his strongest indictment of the tide of fascism he saw rising in America, Wallace added, "They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection."

Republicans were known to be fascists even back then. That's not surprising since they tried to over throw FDR just months into his first term (1933) and replace him with a Mussolini-style dictator. But for the actual patriotism of Marine General Smedley Butler, they would have succeeded.

Jerry Falwell still supports "Rev." Fred Phelps

He hasn't condemned him, has he?

Phelps and "family" defile another GI's funeral. Falwell smiles.

EXCERPTS

Fred Phelps is the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka. The congregation is made up mostly of his family. Phelps has 13 children, 54 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He describes himself as an "old-time" gospel preacher who says, "You can't preach the Bible without preaching the hatred of God."

Phelps and his family have made a name for themselves by showing up at high-profile events preaching their hate-filled brand of Christianity. They blame homosexuals for the destruction of America.

This past weekend's target was Army Sgt. Jessie Davila.

Davila was killed February 20 in Iraq by a suicide bomber. He served as a Marine after graduating from high school. He returned to civilian life, and had a daughter. But he was always a soldier at heart, so two years ago he joined the Army National Guard and was three months into an Iraqi deployment when he was killed.

This is also very much a story about another phenomenon the Phelps protest has created. That's the birth of a group called the "Patriot Guard Riders." They're a volunteer group that came together after hearing that so many military families were being blindsided by the protesters.

More than 400 motorcycles thundered toward this showdown in Dodge City this weekend to make sure Sgt. Jessie Davila's funeral was not overshadowed by the Phelps protest. They converged from small towns all over southwest Kansas to support Sgt. Davila's family. One group leader says, "I knew we would have a crowd, but I didn't know it would be this big."

The procession of rolling thunder escorted Davila's family from memorial services to the grave site on a quiet hill.

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Confederates "not as bad as nazis"

Carjackers not as bad as child molestors. Bank robbers not as bad as Ken Lay. Being shot by a .22 not as bad as being shot by .45.

Cruella de Ville goes into hiding

I thought she was "Reclaiming America for Christ," or somebody. Maybe it was for that guy who gave her the illegal campaign money.



PORT CHARLOTTE -- Already trying to avoid the media, Longboat Key Republican Katherine Harris is now canceling campaign stops in Southwest Florida as questions swirl about her ties to a Washington, D.C., defense contractor at the center of an ongoing national bribery scandal.

Harris, who is running for the U.S. Senate, abruptly canceled a stop in Charlotte County on Saturday, and four other events planned for Lee and Collier counties were removed from her campaign Web site.

It's another sign that Harris' struggling campaign is now in full crisis mode. Political consultants say that shying away from the public right now is also a bad strategy.

"She can't hide and expect this to go away," said David Johnson, a Republican political consultant. "It looks like her campaign is circling the wagons."

North Carolina celebrates Confederate Flag Day

Bush emboldens all sorts of nightcrawlers. No one is safe.



More of that "southern heritage" bull$#!+. I wonder how they'd feel if skinheads celebrated nazi heritage in that state?





The National Socialist Movement is all for southern heritage.
http://tinyurl.com/mjqcp

Supporters of war criminal Bush call Clinton the same

Let's see: Clinton didn't start any wars, but worked to stop a few, Bush started two wars and now wants more. Yeah, they're the same.

One of ten thousand reasons to remember FDR

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." FDR

We went to war over a "slip of the tongue?"

So Cheney (and everybody else in the White House crime family) didn't mean it three years ago when he said Iraq had nukes and were giving them to terists. That's good to know. What else during the run-up to war was a slip of the tongue? Saddam was behind 9-11? Iraqis would greet GIs with carpets of flowers? 2+2=5?

Click headline and scroll down a bit to see the beginnings of this spat.

Bush prepares to declare himself fuehrer-for-life

Line-item veto is about him, no future presidents.

"Today, I'm sending Congress legislation that will meet standards and give me the authority to strip special spending and earmarks out of a bill, and then send them back to Congress for an up or down vote."

Bush's Justice Deptartment to watch as Diebold rigs Texas elections

And the IRS will help Ken Lay with his tax returns.

WASHINGTON, March 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that on March 7, it will monitor primary elections in Brazos, Ector, Hale and Travis Counties, Texas, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act.

Under the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department is authorized to ask the Office of Personnel Management to send federal observers to areas that are specially covered in the Act itself or by a federal court order. Federal observers will be assigned to monitor polling place activities in Ector County pursuant to a federal court order entered on Aug. 26, 2005.

The observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations in the county. A Civil Rights Division attorney will coordinate the federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials.

In addition, Justice Department personnel will monitor elections in Brazos, Hale and Travis Counties.

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Nuremburg Legacy: Bush and his corrupt Pentagon are accountable for torture, other war crimes

This administration is a disgrace to everyone who fought or worked to make America a nation to be proud of.

EXCERPTS from a retired general's treatise.

The starkest illumination of this corrosive new Army ethic was stated this past week by former Army interrogator Anthony Lagouranis: "Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller [who 'took the gloves off' at Guantanamo Bay] has denied recommending the use of guard dogs to intimidate prisoners during interrogations in Iraq. He also recently said he would not testify in the courts-martial [of two Army dog handlers], invoking his right to avoid self-incrimination. As someone who voluntarily spoke at length about my actions in Iraq to investigators, without a lawyer present, I can't have a favorable opinion of General Miller. By 'taking the Fifth,' he's decided to protect himself, apparently happy to let two dog handlers take the fall - a stunning betrayal of his subordinates and Army values."
The Nuremburg legacy this nation bequeathed to the world after the Second World War is unyielding: As a matter of law, senior commanders and political leaders are personally accountable for the conduct of their subordinates where it involves war crimes or for failing to control the troops under their command. When we send troops into the field with unclear or unlawful guidance, as was evidently done repeatedly in Afghanistan and Iraq, we not only compromise that principle, we also compromise the ability of our Armed Forces to accomplish the mission they've been given.
And latest indications from Washington are that as the Bush administration reviews new revisions to the U.S. Army Field Manual on interrogation, we may be poised to make the same mistakes again. The rules should be clear, and they should follow U.S. law. The troops we've sent to the front lines, and the country we all work to defend, deserve this much at least.

Another of Bush's war lies gets debunked

Are there still any that haven't been debunked already?

EXCERPTS

"The story of Saddam training foreign fighters to hijack airplanes was instrumental in building the case to invade Iraq," a detailed report in the March-April issue says. "But it turns out that the Iraqi general who told the story to the New York Times and 'Frontline' was a complete fake a low-ranking former soldier whom Ahmed Chalabi's aides had coached to deceive the media."

The Mother Jones investigator, Jack Fairweather, was even able to track down a Lt. Gen. Ghurairy in Iraq. He interviewed him in Fallujah and this Ghurairy said he had never left Iraq, nor had he ever spoken to the U.S. journalists.

According to the magazine, the Ghurairy tale was one of 108 stories the Iraqi National Congress and Chalabi, who was exiled from Iraq, planted in the American and British media between October 2001 and May 2002. Chalabi is the figure on whom the Bush administration relied for much of the Iraqi intelligence about weapons of mass destruction and Saddam's supposed connection with the 9/11 terrorists.

After the war started, the Bush neocons had a falling out with Chalabi, discovering that much of the information he had provided was fabricated. They also accused him of spying on the U.S. for neighboring Iran. He has had a resurgence in Iraq, though, and is now the deputy prime minister in the new U.S.-sponsored government and apparently back in favor with the Bush people.

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In Bush's Amerika, only the wealthy deserve healthcare

WASHINGTON — America’s health-care system, already on life support after a decade of Republican neglect, faces cardiac arrest if a new prescription by the president is administered to America’s middle class.
President Bush and Republicans say they have found the cure to America’s health-care crisis, and it’s called a Health Savings Account, or HSA. A fundamental premise of this social re-engineering is that Americans would shop for health-care bargains, as if they were shopping for pans.
In many newspapers, Wednesday is grocery coupon day. Under the president’s plan, Thursday might become medical coupon day.
HSA follows the same tortured logic as the president’s proposals to privatize Social Security, Medicare and pension programs. Simply, HSA is another attempt to cut the social safety net underneath the American middle class and use it as gift wrap for another tax holiday for the wealthy. HSA really should be called GIA — Go It Alone.

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What you need for the coming Civil War II

If the fascists have guns, we need guns. They mean to exterminate libruls. Believe it.

Something for everyone in your family. Leave questions in Comments, and I will try to answer them.

AR-15 series. Many variants, accessories available. The best choice is an AR-15-A1 with a 1:12 twist barrel. Using 55-grain ammunition, it'll stop anyone, and I mean anyone. Newer 1:9 or 1:7 barrels with 55-grain ammunition are almost as good. Ignore stories from Somalia and Iraq that say it's too weak. Soldiers are issued 62-grain armor-piercing ammunition meant to defeat Soviet body armor, which it does/did. Yes, 62-grain is a poor choice for "soft targets" because it goes right through. From a 1:12 twist barrel, 55-grain ammunition will tumble and stop anybody. Light, mild recoil. Magazines available from 10-rds to 40-rounds.


M-1 carbine. Excellent for medium-sized hands and up. Served our country well in three wars. Israelis still use it. Don't listen to know-nothings who dismiss it as a "rabbit gun." At 200 yards, it'll take down a deer. 5.5 pounds, mild recoil. Plainfield, IAI are as good as GI. Don't get a Universal or Iver-Johnson.


Ruger 10/22. Excellent .22 semi-auto carbine for small hands. Comes with 10-rd magazine, but 25-rd, 30-rd and 50-rd mags are available. Use Long Rifle High-Velocity Hollowpoint ammo.


Browning Hi-Power MkIII. Finest handgun in the world. Medium-sized hands and up will welcome this beauty. Get it in 9mm. Buy 115-grain ammo. Comes with factory 13-round magazines, but 15-rd, 17-rd and 21-rd magazines are available for @$20.


Beretta Cheetah series. Small hands can handle this excellent sidearm. Available in .32 ACP or .380.


For those on a tight budget.

Yugoslavian SKS. Inexpensive, excellent carbine for medium-sized hands, and up. In 7.62X39mm, aka "short Russian." Uses 10-round stripper clips, meaning you don't need magazines. Fairly light, moderate recoil, accurate. A fine option for anyone.



Makarov. Available from Russia, Bulgaria, East Germany. Inexpensive, perfectly acceptable self-defense handgun. Reliable, accurate as anything in its class. Extra 8-rd mags available cheap. Get many. In 9X18mm (more powerful than .380, less than 9mm Parabellum. Get Hollowpoints.)

More sailors go to Iraq...as ground-pounders

Where are all the fire-breathing young republican chickenhawks who demanded this war and want other people's children to keep dying in it?

Swabbies join Air Force high-tech geeks in similar jobs normally filled by grunts.

Several weeks of training in the States helped ready him for Iraq, but Farlow said being a sailor definitely was a disadvantage: “Soldiers and Marines, their core training is going into the field.”

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Marines build ALAMO in Iraq City

A strong redoubt is sometimes necessary as a last resort. But if there are only three ways IN, there are also only three ways OUT.

Why does Bush want MORE countries to have nukes?

Several presidents spent decades promoting non-proliferation treaties and disarmament. The only possible reasons Bush has for reversing all that are (1) Neocons can't exist without enemies to "stop," and (2) Bush's friends in the defense industry want what's left of our money.

If they're terists, why doesn't Bush charge them?

Gitmo itself is nothing more than a weapon of terror.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Ahamed Abdul Aziz has been in the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than three years and, by his account, has been interrogated 50 times without being charged with any crime. He waits with anguish for freedom but fears it will never come.
"We are in a grave here," he told his lawyers, echoing the despair felt by many of the roughly 490 prisoners held as suspected terrorists at the U.S. naval base in eastern Cuba. Charges have been filed against only 10 of them.

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Another Weapon of Mass Distraction: America hates Bush, Bolton pimps war with Iran

The only thing we have to fear is fearmongering itself. How in the hell are we going to fight a war with Iran? With what? With who? This is hogwash designed to take up column inches and airtime from Bush's failures and his party's crimes.

EXPERTS: Iran is five to 15 years away from making its first nuke.
http://tinyurl.com/s85xv

About that mandate: Five southern states reject Bush

Including Florida. Boy, Diebold will have its hands full in November.

George Clooney reminds me why I've always been proud to be out of the mainstream

"And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch."

George Clooney, at the Academy Awards
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I reject the existence of "the mainstream." And I reject the inference that "the mainstream" is made up of people who are the only ones who are ever right about things. If the damn "mainstream" had their way, blacks and women wouldn't vote or go to college. Nobody would read Mark Twain, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter or To Kill A Mockingbird. There would be no unions. For that matter, there never would have been a middle class. Rivers and the air we breathe would be even more polluted than they are. Nixon (ptooey!) would have finished his second term. I could go on and on. But the values represented by the mythical "mainstream" have always been bad for America, and just plain wrong.

I am proud never to have swum in "the mainstream."

DeptHomeSec can't even protect itself

How are they supposed to protect us from the boogeyman? Doesn't matter. All that matters is that Bush gave his friends big bags of our money for new toys.

WASHINGTON -- The agency entrusted with protecting the U.S. homeland is having difficulty safeguarding its own headquarters, say private security guards at the complex.

The guards have taken their concerns to Congress, describing inadequate training, failed security tests and slow or confused reactions to bomb and biological threats.

For instance, when an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Department headquarters, guards said they watched in amazement as superiors carried it by the office of Secretary Michael Chertoff, took it outside and then shook it outside Chertoff's window without evacuating people nearby.

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

George Clooney reminds me why I've always been proud to be out of the mainstream

"And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch."

George Clooney, at the Academy Awards
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I reject the existence of "the mainstream." And I reject the inference that "the mainstream" is made up of people who are the only ones who are ever right about things. If the damn "mainstream" had their way, blacks and women wouldn't vote or go to college. Nobody would read Mark Twain, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter or To Kill A Mockingbird. There would be no unions. For that matter, there never would have been a middle class. Rivers and the air we breathe would be even more polluted than they are. Nixon (ptooey!) would have finished his second term. I could go on and on. But the values represented by the mythical "mainstream" have always been bad for America, and just plain wrong.

I am proud never to have swum in "the mainstream."

In Bush's Amerika, Gulf War II vets get sugar pills instead of medicine

Obecalp is placebo spelled backwards. (Maybe they thought he needed Serutan.)

The Age of Monopolies is back with a vengance

Remember when Ma Bell was broken up into Baby Bells nearly 20 years ago, and republicans said competition was good for everybody? Did they really expect us to believe them about that or anything else? They're all liars and criminals.

Cancervatives finally admit what we've always known

The Bush administration is incompetent. When will they accept that it's also criminal and fascist?

Theofascist round-up

A good summary of what they're up to these days.

Who wants us to stay in Iraq?

Murtha says only Iran, al-qaeda and China.

Theofascist theme park now a church

And therefore tax exempt.

Brit christians don't appreciate Blair's invoking God to defend Gulf War II

I suppose these days I could say God told me to sell crack to kids to raise money to do His will.

Religion's role in politics

Today's republicans don't give a whit about morality. They're all criminals, so why should they? All they care about is those televangelists who wrap up "religion" and cancervatism as one and the same.

Excerpts

In other words, Democrats on both sides of the abortion question worry that it is crowding out all other concerns. And in very polite language, the Catholic Democrats suggest that their bishops allow them some room to disagree. “In all these issues, we seek the church's guidance and assistance but believe also in the primacy of conscience,” they write in an echo of Kennedy. “In recognizing the church's role in providing moral leadership, we acknowledge and accept the tension that comes from being in disagreement with the church in some areas.”

With any luck, this statement will provoke two debates, one outside the Catholic Church and one inside.

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Bush still giving big bags of our money to Pat Robertson

Before he apologized, Robertson claimed he'd been misquoted by the "librul press."

While the Rev. Pat Robertson was recenty raked over the coals for suggesting that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was an act of retribution by God for the transfer of land in the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians, the Reverend's charitable organization, Operation Blessing, was raking in wads of faith-based money from the Bush Administration.
On "The 700 Club" -- Robertson's primary venue -- the Reverend pointed out that the Old Testament "makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' ... I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations or United States of America. God said, 'This land belongs to me, you better leave it alone.' "

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What you need for the coming Civil War II

Something for everyone in your family. Leave questions in Comments, and I will try to answer them.

AR-15 series. Many variants, accessories available. The best choice is an AR-15-A1 with a 1:12 twist barrel. Using 55-grain ammunition, it'll stop anyone, and I mean anyone. Newer 1:9 or 1:7 barrels with 55-grain ammunition are almost as good. Ignore stories from Somalia and Iraq that say it's too weak. Soldiers are issued 62-grain armor-piercing ammunition meant to defeat Soviet body armor, which it does/did. Yes, 62-grain is a poor choice for "soft targets" because it goes right through. From a 1:12 twist barrel, 55-grain ammunition will tumble and stop anybody. Light, mild recoil. Magazines available from 10-rds to 40-rounds.


M-1 carbine. Excellent for medium-sized hands and up. Served our country well in three wars. Israelis still use it. Don't listen to know-nothings who dismiss it as a "rabbit gun." At 200 yards, it'll take down a deer. 5.5 pounds, mild recoil. Plainfield, IAI are as good as GI. Don't get a Universal or Iver-Johnson.


Ruger 10/22. Excellent .22 semi-auto carbine for small hands. Comes with 10-rd magazine, but 25-rd, 30-rd and 50-rd mags are available. Use Long Rifle High-Velocity Hollowpoint ammo.


Browning Hi-Power MkIII. Finest handgun in the world. Medium-sized hands and up will welcome this beauty. Get it in 9mm. Buy 115-grain ammo. Comes with factory 13-round magazines, but 15-rd, 17-rd and 21-rd magazines are available for @$20.


Beretta Cheetah series. Small hands can handle this excellent sidearm. Available in .32 ACP or .380.


For those on a tight budget.

Yugoslavian SKS. Inexpensive, excellent carbine for medium-sized hands, and up. In 7.62X39mm, aka "short Russian." Uses 10-round stripper clips, meaning you don't need magazines. Fairly light, moderate recoil, accurate. A fine option for anyone.



Makarov. Available from Russia, Bulgaria, East Germany. Inexpensive, perfectly acceptable self-defense handgun. Reliable, accurate as anything in its class. Extra 8-rd mags available cheap. Get many. In 9X18mm (more powerful than .380, less than 9mm Parabellum. Get Hollowpoints.)