Thursday, March 31, 2005

My Adjudication

I have never been a lawyer. I own no black robes. I can only hope to strive for the wisdom that judges so obviously possess...their Solomon-like sagacity.

But if I were the judge on this case from the beginning, I believe the public would never have even been aware of the Shiavos and the Shindlers.

The hearing would have gone something like this:

Judge: Mr. Shiavo, do you have any written indication of the wishes of your wife.

Michael Shiavo: No sir, but she told me once...

Judge: Mr. Shiavo, hearsay will not be allowed in this court. You sir, wish for the death of your incapacitated wife?

Michael Shiavo: She would have wished it.

Judge: So you believe she should die?

Michael Shiavo: Yes.

Judge: And you believe she is brain dead and has no consciousness?

Michael Shiavo: Yes, sir.

Judge: So no matter what I decide, she will be unaware of the decision.

Michael Shiavo: I guess so.

Judge: So if I was to let her live, she would actually have no idea that this would be the case.

Michael Shiavo: Well, when you put it like that...

Judge: And Mr. and Mrs Shindler, you are willing to take care of your daughter?

Parents: Yes, sir. We love our daughter.

Judge: Then that will be my decision.

Common sense. Something that seems to get lost in the verbal and pseudo-logical meanderings of the law.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Random Thoughts

-I do not want a theocracy.
And regardless of the great lie circulating now from the left, neither do most Conservatives.
That said, it seems to me, we now may be facing something far worse. A Judiocracy.
A system not based on law, but rather the whims of untouchable ex-ambulance chasers.
A system based on the political or psychological bent of theory driven black robed tyrants. Who somehow have now usurped the authority to enact law...and worse. To put to death an innocent non-terminal American woman. To adjudicate quality of life.
I do not want a theocracy.
But I must admit I would feel much more comfortable with a country based in morality than one based on the mental meanderings of a nine man, or worse, a single man panel.
I find it odd that in a Democratic(or if you must Republic) style society, that the people have so little power over the judiciary. The public does not vote for higher level judges. And those same judges have no term limits. Where exactly are our checks and balances?
I do not want a theocracy.
But I have no problem with religious symbols being displayed in the public arena. Any religious symbols. Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Jewish, Toltec, Satanic, whatever. I just don’t care. And more importantly, I am not offended by them.
It has always seemed rather funny to me that the same people whose mantra is Tolerance have such little tolerance for the sacred symbols of others.

-Heard a commercial on the radio today asking for money to feed starving children in South America. In countries whose quality of life is obviously well below ours. Got me thinking. Why would I want to give money to starving children who are doomed to a low quality of life? Doomed to grow up in a country where the best they can hope for is to work 80 hours a week for a non-living wage. Seems like the better thing to do would be to just let the little buggers starve. Who would want to live like that anyway? Oh yeah, and we all know it’s a euphoric, natural way to go. Who am I to step in the way of Mother Nature? Think I’ll just go buy me another PlayStation.

-Heard something else on the radio today.
Bob Schmidt, at ABC News had this to say:

‘There is a large group of protestors outside the hospice where Terry Schiavo is being cared for.’

‘Being cared for’? Another great American journalist.

-I used to love science...well, I actually I still do. What I mean to say, I guess, is that I am now much less naive about those who practice it.
I recall throughout my schooling how much awe I felt for scientists and the vastness that was their minds.
That was then.
Now, more and more I have come to believe they are merely idiots with cool technology.
Where is all this coming from? They want to put human brain cells in rats. Human brain cells in rats.
I am no Neurosurgeon, but this does not seem to be that great of an idea to me. We can not get rid of the rats we have now. You know, the stupid ones. Do we really need super intelligent Rodentia?
OK, I know that this is not the reason our beloved men in white coats are doing this, but they have no idea what will come from it. They really have no idea.

This is not an isolated incident. Scientists play God all the time.
Back in 1999, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider opened at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. It was to be used to prove the existence of strange quark matter by smashing atoms together at unfathomable speeds. Scientists knew this would create more energy than anything they had previously attempted. And they knew something else. According to physics, there could be some rather frightening outcomes from this experiment. A group of four physicists appointed to study possible negative affects came up with these possibilities: 1) A black hole may be created which would suck in the Earth, 2) The collision could ‘freeze space’ throughout the universe, thus destroying it, or 3) It could change the very nature of all matter.
Guess what, they did it anyway. And we are still here, so obviously none of those things happened. But it shows the utter disregard that is the status quo of many scientists. They do because they can. Not necessarily for what good may come.*
But that’s science in the 21st century...Willard meets Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

*Tom Siegfried. Strange Matters. The Berkley Publishing group, 2002. Pg 13-15

What is Human

What is it to be human?

Is the human body sacred? Or is it merely a vehicle for an evolution developed post simian brain? These are the questions that need to be faced. They are the white elephant in the room. We ignore him at our peril and the peril of our children.
Are we only cells and organs and hormones? Are we mere puppets to the whims of chemicals? This is what the secularists would have us believe.

It has been said that ‘we are the stuff of stars’. That the very atoms that make up our bodies have been forged in the fires of fusion that light this mostly empty universe. To me this is not a Godless idea. The incredible odds that are us is boggling to my mind. I can not get my head around a randomness that builds a creature with self awareness simply from carbon manufactured in some lonely distant star. Nor can I fathom our uniqueness in the endless universe without a reason or a direction. We are, as far as science can tell, the only fully conscious creature in a space that for all intents and purposes is endless. I can not help but see the sacred in that.

But many can. Many see you and I as only particles...or is it waves now? They tell us this while at the same time never explaining from whence this matter and energy emerged. They state that every human action from hunger to anger to love are hormones just dancing their random dance. They do not see the love in the eyes of lovers, merely lust. Hope to them is solely a survival instinct. As are faith and wonder.

There is nothing special about you to the secularist. You are a vehicle. Like a van or train or plane. Without the engine that is your brain, the rest of you is just dispensable stuff for the junk yard. To be tossed aside when a newer better model arises or you have become inconvenient.
This is why the Right argues against the judicially inflicted death of a handicapped non-terminal young woman in Florida. Why we argue against abortion. And fetal stem cell research. And chimuras. And cloning. And many other cultural and scientific forays that remove the sacred from what is human.

I have no doubt that research into fetal stem cells and cloning may bring some benefit. But at what cost? Is this not the Left’s exact argument against drilling in ANWR? The difference here is that we as a species may lose our soul, whereas the Alaskan tundra may lose some lichens.

When you remove the soul from what is human, what is left? A chimp with dangerous means. This is how we, as humans, are viewed by this crowd.
Thus it is not really that surprising to me that the secularist left views humanity with such low regard.
I see it every day in their arguments.
They argue that certain healthy humans are incapable of self reliance and rational thought. How many times in arguments on Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, etc. have we heard this stated?
They argue that a man is not responsible for his actions or their outcomes. It is not the killer, it is the gun. She had Post Pardom Depression. He is a juvenile, how could he be responsible?
They argue moral relativism. There is no objective right or wrong. The deaths of those killed by Muslim terrorists are meaningless because Christians have killed people in the past.
They argue against judgements. Who are you after all to judge another’s life or the way they live it? They will even lower themselves to quote scripture on this if they must.

But I digress.

What it all boils down to, I believe, is what is ‘the breath of life’? Is it a random quantum energy induced reaction to universal forces, or is it an infinitely wonderful gift endowed by a Creator? The choice, of course, is ours to make...and that is what makes us human.

Crossposted @ Wide Awakes
and Blogger News Network

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Illinois Politics

I do not know Richard Irvin personally.

He is running for the seat of Mayor of the city of Aurora, Illinois. It is the second largest city in the state.

I do not know Richard Irvin personally. But he is what is wrong with the Republican party in Illinois.

He has, in the recent past, argued for the use of Eminent Domain merely to increase tax revenues.
So you would take a man’s home through threat of fine or jail if you must, in order to build a Wal-Mart, Mr. Irvin? You would force people out of their homes so McDonalds could sell more Big Mac’s? A life time of mortgage payments declared meaningless for the sake of pushing a Happy Meal.
Worse yet, the area he had in mind does not even fall under the jurisdiction of the Mayor of Aurora. It is outside the boundaries of the city. Mr. Irvin, NASA called, they said that rocket scientist job has been filled.

I do not know Richard Irvin personally. But he must know me, because he thinks I’m pretty stupid.

In his latest insult to all that is Conservative, his office was responsible for mailing a flyer, days before the election, which basically stated that his opponent, Tom Weisner, was responsible for poisoning Aurora’s water supply. Mr. Weisner is a Democrat and thus no great friend of mine, but this is past below board. It is an outright lie.
He later apologized. But he followed up this debacle by claiming that it was the printer where he had sent the document that was in error. I personally saw this flyer and that is just a ridiculous claim. I was born at night, Mr. Irvin, but not last night.

Living in Illinois, I am victim to much inanity from the Left. Dick Durbin is my Senator after all. But unfortunately, in this Blue state it comes from the Right as well.

Crossposted @ Uncivil Rights

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Kill Tori

Thanks to for the inspiration for this post.

Dear Culture of Death(you know who you are),

My name is Mike Sharko. And I have an offer I’m sure you can’t and won’t refuse.

I have, with personal interest, been watching the story that has dominated the news, the blogosphere, and the water cooler talk as late.
And I have listened with fervor to the arguments made by the 'let her die with dignity'/'let the courts decide'/'just kill the bitch already' crowds.
These arguments are often well thought out and forwarded with subtleness and style. They obviously mirror the true feelings, moral compasses, and passions of the authors.

Arguments such as ‘just let the poor suffering creature die’(although I am at a loss to quite understand that if she truly is brain dead, in a coma, or not conscious; how she can even be suffering). Or ‘she is costing we tax payers of this country hundreds of thousands of dollars that could be better used for those with a chance to improve or even for the children’. Or ‘this is for the husband to decide, what has happened to the respect for rights of a spouse in this country’(although, again, where is this man’s respect for marriage...he is living with a woman and has two children by her)? Or ‘this is for the courts to decide, you Christian zealots and Republicans should have no power here’. Or ‘God I’m sick of this story, just kill the vegetable already’. Or ‘starvation is painless and the victim feels euphoria. Haven’t you heard the experts?’.

All these arguments are extremely powerful and I am sure their authors would be willing to back them with their hearts, their votes, and their very lives if necessary. And that is where you come in.

I mentioned before that I have an offer for you. But first a little background.

I have a wife, her name is Tori. As you may have surmised, she has been in a Permanent Vegetative State for some years now. Before ‘the accident’ she made me promise that if she was ever in a vegetative state that I would not let her live that way. I am rather sure she is suffering dearly. In fact, I am absolutely sure she sits in horror behind those empty eyes in a prison she can not escape.

I have no money, so her care is being paid by Medicare. And it is not cheap. It has easily run into the millions of dollars over the span of her care.

This case may soon be headed for the courts thus adding even more expense to the American taxpayer.

Her entire family is in agreement that it would be better for her just to pass on. To finally let her soul be freed and at last to let her meet her God. But I am not so sure.

And that is where you come in.

I know in your heart of hearts you are screaming right now to just let this poor woman pass. But I have other plans. I promise you that I will use my power as the spouse of Tori to keep her alive indefinitely. I will fight this case from the level of the local courts to the very Supreme Court if I must. I will do everything in my power to keep her at the center of the media blitz, with pitiful pictures and videos, doctors opinions, and blog posts. I will unite with the religious zealots and conservative Republicans to extend Tori’s infernal suffering. I swear to you, I will not tire.

Unless I can raise five million dollars. From you.

I am sure that you who truly believe in her need to die will be willing to make a substantial donation in order for this not to happen. I believe that you have honestly invested your ideals with your faith and passion and integrity, so I am equally sure you will be willing to invest in this small venture with your hard earned American dollars. You mustn’t let this foul mutant live. It is most obvious that you must, if you have the of honor your convictions as I am most assured you do, surely donate.

There are multiple reasons to send me your remittance.

To let her die with the dignity that is dehydration. The cracking of skin, the failure of organs, the poisoning of the blood, the drying of the know, that dignity.

To allow Tori to feel the peaceful ‘euphoria’ of starvation.

To save your tax dollars, your vacation to Cabo ain’t gonna be cheap.

To protect the spousal rights. Men should always have the right to end their wives life...right N.O.W.?.

To reinforce the power of the courts. Who should decide life and death issues if not some egotistical black robed ex lawyer?.

To kick the ass of those damned Republicans and religious nut bags.

To get this tired story off the airwaves...My God, I don't know about you, but I haven’t got my Paris Hilton update in weeks.

You will not be alone in your donations as my live in girlfriend has already donated a ten spot and our illegitimate children are out mowing lawns this very minute to do their part.

Just send a money order, no checks please, to:

The Mike Sharko Fund
P.O. Box 987
123 Anywhere Ln.
Nowheresville, Wa 54321

This is a very serious issue and you must act quickly. So remember get me that money now or the bitch lives.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Some Different Thoughts on Life

-The left’s definition of compassion has often left me somewhat confused. As I am sure it has to many other ignorant, homophobic, monotheistically superstitious, right wing zealots. So in my self imposed obligation to clarify, I have put together a liberal number line. It will show, from the most to least, the compassion the progressives feel for the life of each grouping.

Starting with the lives that they have the highest, most caring, dotingly compassionate feelings for down to those who are seemingly worthless...

1. Terrorists who murder innocent Americans.
2. Convicted murderers and rapists.
3. Terrorists who murder innocent Israelis.
4. Tyrants who murder and torture their own people.
5. America hating academics.
6. Kofi Annan.
7. Illegal aliens.
8. Alaskan Caribou.
9. Equatorial rain forests.
5000. Inconvenient human lives.
5001. Inconvenient fetuses.

-Isn’t it odd that if I was to tell my wife that I would not like to live as a vegetable, the only way I could be released from that prison (in my state, anyway)would be through starvation and dehydration? Doesn’t sound like a day at the beach to me. Although, I have heard that those are painless, peaceful ways to die. From experts no less. Medical experts. I hate experts.

-The below excerpt from author Bill Bryson’s book *A Short History of nearly Everything. It is rather lengthy, but truly worth the read.

Welcome. And congratulations. I am delighted that you could make it. Getting here wasn’t easy, I know. In fact, I suspect it was a little tougher than you realize.
To begin with, for you to be here now trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and intriguing obliging manner to create you. It’s an arrangement so specialized and particular that it has never been tried before and will only exist this once. For the next many years (we hope) these tiny particles will uncomplainingly engage in all the billions of deft, cooperative efforts necessary to keep you intact and let you experience the supremely agreeable but generally underappreciated state known as existence.
Why atoms take this trouble is a bit of a puzzle. Being you is not a gratifying experience on the atomic level. For all their devoted attention, your atoms don’t actually care about you-indeed, don’t even know that you are there. They don’t even know that they are there. They are mindless particles, after all, and not even themselves alive. (It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.) Yet somehow for the period of your existence they will answer to a single overarching impulse to keep you you.
The bad news is that atoms are fickle and their time of devotion is fleeting-fleeting indeed. Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hours. And when that modest milestone flashes past, or at some other point thereabouts, for reasons unknown you atoms will shut you down, silently disassemble, and go off to be other things. And that’s it for you.
Still, you may rejoice that it happens at all. Generally speaking in the universe it doesn’t, so far as we can tell. This is decidedly odd because the atoms that so liberally and congenially flock together to form living things on Earth are exactly the same atoms that decline to do it elsewhere. Whatever else it may be, at the level of chemistry life is curiously mundane: carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, a little calcium, a dash of sulfur, a light dusting of other very ordinary elements-nothing you wouldn’t find in any ordinary drugstore-and that’s all you need. The only thing special about the atoms that make you is that they make you. That is of course the miracle of life.
Whether or not atoms make life in other corners of the universe, they make plenty else; indeed, they make everything else. Without them there would be no water or air or rocks, no stars and planets, no distant gassy clouds or swirling nebulae or any of the other things that make the universe so usefully material. Atoms are so numerous and necessary that we easily overlook that they needn’t actually exist at all. There is no law that requires the universe to fill itself with small particles of matter or to produce light and gravity and the other physical properties on which our existence hinges. There needn’t actually be a universe at all. For the longest time there wasn’t. There were no atoms and no universe for them to float about in. There was nothing-nothing at all anywhere.
So thank goodness for atoms. But the fact that you have atoms and that they assemble in such a willing manner is only part of what got you here. To be here now, alive in the twenty-first century and smart enough to know it, you also had to be the beneficiary of an extraordinary string of biological good fortune. Survival on Earth is surprisingly tricky business. Of the billions and billions of species of living thing that have existed since the dawn of time, most-99.99 percent-are no longer around. Life on Earth, you see, is not only brief but dismayingly tenuous. It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.
The average species on Earth lasts for only about four billion years, so if you wish to be around for billions of years, you must be as fickle as the atoms that made you. You must be prepared to change everything about yourself-shape, size, color, species affiliation, everything-and to do so repeatedly. That’s much easier said than done, because the process of change is random. To get from “protoplasmal primordial atomic globule” (as the Gilbert and Sullivan song put it) to sentient upright modern human has required you to mutate new traits over and over in a precisely timely manner for an exceedingly long while. So at various periods ofver the last 3.8 billion years you have abhorred oxygen and then doted on it, grown fins and limbs and jaunty sails, laid eggs, flicked the air with a forked tongue, been sleek, been furry, lived underground, lived in trees, been as big as a deer and as small as a mouse, and million things more. The tiniest deviation from any of these evolutionary shifts, and you might now be licking algae from cave walls or lolling walruslike on some stony shore or disgorging air through a blowhole in the top of your head before diving sixty feet for a mouthful of delicious sandworms.
Not only have you been lucky enough to be attached since time immemorial to a favored evolutionary line, but you have also been extremely-make that miraculously-fortunate in your personal ancestry. Consider the fact that for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth’s mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result-eventually, astoundingly, and all to briefly- in you.

Bryson, Bill. *A Short History of Nearly Everything. New York: Broadway Books, 2003. pg 1-4

Life is truly precious. That we would treat it with the wonder it deserves.

-I understand that God gave those of you who wear the black robes such wisdom as an average man can never hope to obtain; but why not, oh Solomon like judges, if you chance to err, err on the side of life?

-This comment from ‘The Bastard’ on a previous Wide Awakes post by CAO:

‘Isn’t living about quality not quantity?’

C’mon must it really be one or the other? Where is the beloved ‘nuance’.

But if quality of life is the most important aspect, who then is to decide? And what will be the guidelines? Who will set them? Based on what? Another slippery slope brought to you by the ‘can’t see past the nose on their face’ left.

And if the inability to feed one’s self is all it takes to be issued a death sentence, what of a baby...or a paraplegic...or those born with no arms...or those who have lost them through accident or violence?

Crossposted @ The Wide Awakes

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Laws are for the law abiding.

Let that sink in.

And while you do, here is a thought experiment...The government decides it wants to curb smoking. It decides the best way to do that is to institute a sin tax. Senator A and Senator B each have a plan to do this, but the plans differ on one important point. Senator A’s plan is to tax cigarettes by the pack. His reasoning is that the extra amount the user of the cigarette will pay might just make some smokers quit completely. Senator B’s plan is to levy a tax on non-smokers. His reasoning is...oh, who am I kidding, he has no reasoning, he is an idiot.

Well, what did we learn here? How about this: If one is looking to change behavior through government power, one needs to deal with the people who exhibit that behavior.

Where am I going with this?

Richard Daly, mayor of Chicago, is on the offensive against gun owners, again. He seems to think that more gun laws will make us all safer. He seems to think that gun laws stop law abiding citizens from going on killing sprees. He seems to think that with just a few more gun laws, laws that only those who respect the law honor, all gun violence will finally end.

This from WBBM780 on line:

‘Daley criticized state lawmakers for blocking gun-control measures while advancing proposals to let more people carry concealed weapons and called on Illinois residents to speak out in support of gun-control laws.

``We should send a strong message to all our legislators in Springfield and Washington: Do not listen to extremists, do not listen to the National Rifle Association,'' Daley said.’

Heads up, Dick, there are already dozens and dozens of laws that control and restrict the owning of guns. Criminals still use them. The MSM hate guns and rarely pass up an opportunity to describe gun owners as radical idiots. Criminals still use them. Mr. Daly and Co. could make every single gun on Earth illegal, criminals will still use them.

How about this legislation...S&S Bill #1: Any criminal who commits any crime using a gun, upon conviction of guilt, is sentenced to life in prison. I call it the 'One Hammer Strike and You're Out' law. Make sense?

So, going back to our thought experiment, what should we say to Mr. Daly?

How about,
‘Hey Dick, why don’t you go after the criminals who use guns for illegal purposes with the laws you have right now, and just once leave the law abiding gun owners alone.’

Sunday, March 13, 2005

An Argument for Capital Punishment by Brian Nichols

Through the years I have waffled on the whole Death Penalty issue. When I was a young naive scallywag I often railed against such inhumanity. But as I aged and spent some time working in the criminal justice system, my feelings inched slowly toward the dark side. I would, in my vocation, sometimes run across a being who radiated pure, unfettered evil. I’m sure this sounds odd to many of you, but I feel these creatures do exist. I have come face to face with them. Ask any cop or jailer and you may well hear the same thing. That said, I would frequently question my own beliefs, and when DNA evidence showed that there were some on Death Row who were most probably innocent, I was somewhat at a loss.

But, never fear Conservatives, I am back in the fold. And it is with the safety of criminal justice employees in mind that I return.

One recent spectacular story is the perfect illustration of why. I am sure you all know the story, but let me give you a synopsis.

Brian Nichols, a life time loser, was to be retried for ‘invading his girlfriend’s home with a loaded machinegun and raping and sodomizing her for three days as a twisted “present” for her birthday’.
He faced a possible life sentence. Because of a stupid P.C. law, he was brought before the judge without handcuffs. While in the courtroom, he overpowered a female sheriffs deputy, took her gun, and began shooting. He murdered the judge, a court reporter, and a deputy. He also seriously injured the deputy whose gun he’d taken. She is still in critical condition. Her face was so badly mauled ‘officials later couldn’t determine whether she was severely beaten or shot in the face’.
And just for good measure, he pistol whipped a reporter as he escaped the court room.
While on the lam he apparently kept on with his murderous crime spree. Stealing and highjacking cars, and possibly killing another man...a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. He was captured on Saturday outside of Atlanta after taking another woman hostage.

What is it about this case that points to the need for the Death Penalty? Besides the obvious murder and mayhem this freak caused?

Here is what. Mr. Nichols was most likely going to be put away for life. He had little left to lose. You see, in order to protect our criminal justice system employees, we need to make sure that people like him do have something left to lose. Their lives. And personally, I hope that will be the case with Mr. Nichols, as he made the mistake of committing his atrocities in a Death Penalty state.
But, there are twelve states and Washington D.C. that have no Death Penalty. What of other animals, like Mr. Nichols, in those non-Capital Punishment states? Other feral rodents who have no fear of losing their lives. What of these creatures who truly have nothing left to lose. What control does the criminal justice system have over them? None. What is to stop these monsters from killing or maiming judges, jailers, and their fellow inmates? Their high moral standards? Their love of humanity?

And recently, there has actually been some common sense coming from a few politicians on this controversial issue. Tom Cross, a Republican leader in Illinois, has sponsored House Bill 2704, that ‘would require that the jury "foreclose all doubt" before sentencing a defendant to death.’ A higher standard of guilt for Capital Punishment cases. This bill would change the prosecutor’s responsibility to prove a case from ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ to basically free from all doubt. This law would help alleviate the fear of many that innocent men are being put to death. It would also bring back the idea of the Death Penalty as a deterrent, as justice would be meted out swiftly. As the system stands now, with cases seeing appeal after appeal and sometimes taking decades to be adjudicated, there is little connection in the criminal mind between his malicious action and the justice he is served.

Mr. Cross’s bill makes perfect sense to me.

Again, let’s look to the Brian Nichols case is a good illustration of why.
If ever there was a case where a jury could ‘foreclose all doubt’, this would be it. No DNA is needed here. The case does not lie on the word of a single witness. Or on questionable evidence or testimony. Here, there are a multitude of witnesses. There is overwhelming evidence of this man’s guilt. There is truly no question that this man committed the crimes he is accused of. He has made a direct attack on our criminal justice system and those who man it. It is in cases like this that the Death Penalty could and should be used.

In the end, we need the Death Penalty, if only to protect our criminal justice system employees from the human waste they often have to deal with. The subhuman creatures who have doomed themselves to life without parole. Those who feel they have nothing left to lose. I believe, these barbarians need to be shown, in no uncertain terms, that this just is not the case.

Crossposted @ The Wide Awakes.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Bill Maher's 'Why They Hate Us Pavilion'

So Bill Maher, the great thinker that he is, has decided he knows what should be built at Ground Zero? And that in his infinite wisdom is a ‘Why they hate us Pavilion’. Mr. Maher, nothing personal...hold on yes it is are an idiot.

What in God’s name would that possibly solve? Does this make any sense to anyone? Think before you answer that.

Let’s look a little closer at his logic.

Several hate filled Muslim Arabs hijacked civilian jet airplanes filled full with explosive fuel. They then began threatening, murdering, and slitting the throats of the innocent people on board. Then these maniacs flew those planes into two buildings filled with civilian men, women, and children. Destroying the towers along with the bodies of three thousand human beings and the lives of a multitude of others.

Bill Maher wants us to wonder what it is we did to cause this to happen. How you and I are to blame for the actions of these psychotic murderers.

Well, here’s an analogy that may clarify Mr. Maher’s patent stupidity for you. Recently, there has been a tragic story grabbing the headlines. Judge Joan Lefkow’s husband and mother were murdered in her home on February 28th. It turns out the murderer was one Bart Ross. A real nut job. He shot the two in cold blood. According to Mr. Maher’s thesis, we should erect a monument in Ms. Lefkow’s home stating just what accountability she has for this man’s murder spree. This is absolute insanity.

But let us play along with the wise seer that is Mr Maher for a moment.

Why do the Islamo-Facists hate us? I would put forward that many of the very reasons for their insane loathing of our culture are the those same things Maher personally and politically espouses.

In a previous post I put forward many of the things we would need to cede to these maniacs if we were want to gain their acceptance. And these very things are what we would have list in Mr. Maher’s ‘Why they hate us Pavilion’. Here is a portion of that post:

‘ is exactly their leftist ideology that the terrorists hate so much? But let’s deal with the these murderers. Let’s just make concessions. Sound good? OK then, let’s make a list of what we could offer:

1) We could give up women’s more equality, the Islamo-fascists hate that. No more women working. No more having it all ladies, but then of course no more glass ceiling or unequal pay, either. No more passing out condoms to high school girls. Shoot, no more girls in school at all. No more fashion industry, how many colors of berkas could there be? And you can throw out the whole ‘choice’ debate. No more abortions, period. And let’s throw in female circumcision and honor killings just for fun.

2) We'd have to cede the left's love of tolerance and compassion. No room for tolerance in a religion whose very name means 'submission'. The Suni's and Shiite's can not even tolerate each other, how do you think they'd feel about secularists, atheist's, American Jews, and Christians? How 'bout tolerance for those who engage in non-straight sex? Let's just say the words 'submit or die' come to mind.

3) Maybe we could negotiate away homosexual marriage and civil unions altogether. But, we’d probably be beheaded for even bringing it up. Let’s not. ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’? Don’t think so...better to deny it exists at all. Homosexuality doesn’t sit well with those true believers in the ‘religion of peace.’ There goes all our ‘What Not to Wear/Queer Eye’ clone television shows. Shoot, and no more interior decorating or antiquing. On the positive side, maybe we could keep the Boy Scouts.

4) Might as well throw in our televisions, DVD players, cable, and satellite. Our programs and cinema would not sit well with the sophisticated pallette of the child killers. Our God hating, controversy driven, sex teasing media would have to be replaced by America-Jazeera. The perverse sexuality that the ACLU protects has to go. No more, “It’s the parent's responsibility to protect their own children from what society spits out.” Now it will be the mullah's responsibility, not you evil nonbelievers.

5) Let's toss in the left’s idea of justice. No more getting our panties in a wad about supposed police brutality. That is what the police would then be for. You can forget about Miranda's the warning, "Stop, American Satan pig!" Followed, of course, by the sound of Uzi's. That would make the whole death penalty controversy obsolete. Of course, we would then have the 'not in my backyard' dilemma of where to put the mass graves.’

Even a favorite of the Left, Daily Kos, has made the point(though mostly backing into it, of course while blaming Republicans), that the Islamic Fundamentalists hate most liberal ideals.

‘Now, however, our international enemy -- Islamic radicalism -- is actually the polar opposite of what liberals stand for -- their actions on women rights are deplorable, they insist on theocracy, they loooveee torture and the death penalty, they demand to control the culture (TV, movies, music), they rail against rampant sexuality, they seek to spread their ideology via force, and they have a well-defined black-and-white sense of truth.’

If you are to believe Mr. Maher that it truly matters why psychotic murderers murder, then these issues that the Left holds so dear are the very reasons they hate us in the first place. The reasons they killed three thousand of our brothers.

I on the other hand don’t give a flying f— why they hate us. What they did was evil, and evil’s opinion on any matter should be worthless tripe to the logical moral mind.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I'm a Democrat?

As I have stated infinitum, I am a Conservative. No reason to beat that dead horse. But I was thinking today...yes, I do that occasionally...that as a lad I considered myself somewhat liberal. So what has happened here? Have I changed that much? I think not.

What I do believe is this...My country has moved far to the left. Because of this, I seem further to the right. Even, sometimes, to myself. Per many in society, I am now a ‘Right-wing Zealot’. But I say this is only because the ‘Left-wing Zealots’ have moved the center.

Looking at my beliefs, I have come to this determination, I am a John F. Kennedy Democrat. There I said it. I am not a Ted Kennedy Democrat. I refer to this type of person as a Liberal. I am not a Howard Dean Democrat...that would be a Leftist. I am not a Hillary Democrat...hold on, with the way she's been acting lately, is she even a Hillary Democrat. I am not a Michael Moore Democrat...that creature would be a Moron.

But let us look a little deeper into what I’ve just stated. A John F. Kennedy Democrat. What is that, exactly? Well, let’s look at the man’s actual words(from

‘A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.’

Those sound like leftist words? That a man can and should persist ‘in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures? You mean no victimhood? How, Ted, could this be your kin? And what is this about ‘human morality’? Where’s the moral relativism?

‘Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty ...’ Inaugural Speech 1961

Sound familiar to anyone? Seems JFK had a little GW in him.

‘And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-- ask what you can do for your country.’

Wha...?!?!??! No entitlements? How would libs get elected? And this whole responsibility thing, he had some nerve!

‘A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.’

Yes. He said it. But I guess you peacenik protesters already know he’s right.

‘Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.’

Nothing to say here, I just like that quote.

‘I know there is a God - I see the storm coming and I see his hand in it - if he has a place then I am ready - we see the hand.’

From a President? That is secular blasphemy!

‘Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.'

Yep, he said that too.

‘The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.’

Any of you tax the rich libs listening? Sounds oddly like trickle down economics...

‘There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!’

You mean Communism is bad? Sorry Mr. Soros.

‘There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in war and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair.’

And a philosopher, too. ‘Life is unfair’ can not codify life.

‘Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.’

Tough words to the ‘Party of No.’

How far has the Democratic party gone? Let’s just say as I was driving to Washington D.C. I saw a sign the said “The Democratic National Party Left”, so I turned around and went home.

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Conservative

I often ask myself why I am a conservative. Why do I believe the way that I do? What are the foundations of my beliefs? Why do those beliefs anger and offend so many people? Well, let me here try to explain.
To me, conservatism is about drawing a line in the sand. It is not about changing society. It is about trying to hold onto what is left of our founding fathers dream for this country. It is about protecting what is good and pure in our culture. And it is about looking at the changes sweeping through our country and our culture and considering their unintended consequences. It is not about fearing change, but instead, understanding that change for change’s sake is not a good thing. It is simply about saying ‘enough.’
I have heard many liberals state that the conservatives have stolen their country. This just simply is not true. They scream that the Christians are now trying to force their ideology on every living American. Here’s a heads up for you...this country is now and has always been Christian dominated. This is nothing new. What is new is the secular attack on Judeo-Christian values. Do Jews and Christians want to put the ten commandments on the step of every courthouse just because it now sits on a few? No. Do the progressives want to remove any mention of God from our culture? Often they do.
But let us look for a moment at unintended consequences. Personally, I would not be against Gay marriage if I thought that is where the definition change would end. But I have lived in this litigious society long enough to know what the future would then hold. How long after marriage is redefined before a polygamist sues for ‘equal protection’? How long until incest is supported in marble halls of our highest courts?
Where does it stop? When is ‘enough’?

With that said, here is a list of where this conservative draws the line in the sand...

-The conservative wants to protect capitalism not be force fed socialism.
-The conservative does not want to reinforce illegal activities by issuing Drivers Licenses.
-The conservative does not want to upset the balance of power in the government by giving legislative power to the Judiciary.
-The conservative does not want to delete all mentions of God from our society.
-The conservative believes in the right of private property. He believes the government has no right to his legally earned property. He believes Eminent Domain is an attack on that right.
-The conservative believes our military should remain under control of our government...not the U.N. or world opinion.
-The conservative does not wish to take any rights away from Gays, he just does not wish to give them any special ones.
-The conservative does not fear for his country from Democratic party of John F. Kennedy, but he does from the party of Howard Dean and Michael Moore.
-The conservative does not wish to abridge the First Amendment rights of academia, he just does not want to pay to have the downfall of America preached on our college campuses.
-The conservative does not wish to stop you from or force you to practice whatever religion you wish. But he does not want the secularists and government to stop him from honoring his own.
-The conservative does not care about your sexuality. He just does not want it force fed to him and his children through the culture and schools.
-The conservative does not mind paying his fair share of taxes. He just feels the government should be held accountable for how they spend them.
-The conservative believes in the beauty and conservation of nature. He just does not deny nature’s dark side.
-The conservative thinks the rich should do their part for society by paying their fair share of taxes. But, the conservative also believes the poor should at least have to add something.
-The conservative believes in responsibility, honor, and the sacredness of a man’s word. He does not believe these things are merely risible and quaint.
-The conservative believes in independence from government not reliance on government.
-The conservative believes in freedom and liberty for all, not just Americans.
-The conservative believes we are the United States of America, not the United States of Europe.
-The conservative believes that compassion is not feeding a man, but instead giving that man the opportunity to feed himself.
-The conservative believes success is something to strive for...not that the successful are necessarily evil.
-The conservative believes that prison should be a penalty, not a rooming house.
-The conservative believes that freedom has risks and responsibilities.
-The conservative believes that you can not pay a teacher enough for what a parent should do for free.
-The conservative believes schools should teach the truth whether it is PC or not.
-The conservative believes limitations are mostly self imposed.
-The conservative does not believe the Constitution is a ‘living document’.
-The conservative believes logic overrules emotion.
-The conservative believes one should be judged by one’s character, not one’s race or sex.
-The conservative believes the sexes are equal, but different.
-The conservative believes that life is precious.
-The conservative believes notoriety should come from deeds not infamy.
-The conservative hates war but understands it is sometimes a necessary evil.
-The conservative believes the liberal has a right to his opinions.
-The conservative believes the procuring of knowledge is the responsibility of the individual, and thus the lack of knowledge is not an excuse for irresponsible behavior.
-The conservative believes in the abilities of his fellow man. And does not demean him through pity.
-The conservative believes in freedom of speech...including Air America, NPR, Fox News, blogs, and talk radio.

In the end I will state, the conservative did not steal your country. The conservative is what is left of your country.

Crossposted @ The Wide Awakes.

In the News...

From MY Way News:

"If the president takes privatization off, if he makes a commitment to the future of Social Security, we're ready to sit down on a bipartisan basis and put everything on the table," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on NBC's "Meet the Press.""That's the only way to start a good-faith negotiation."

A ‘good-faith negotiation’ for who? The bastard politicians that got us in this mess in the first place by stealing the money in the Social Security Trust Fund and spending it on their vote buying schemes? Dear Senator from Illinois, you put the ‘Dick’ in Durbin.

From on our ‘free’ brothers to the North:

‘If lawful access becomes reality, Canada's telecommunications service providers (TSPs) will be required to refit their networks to allow for real-time interception of communications, to have the capability of simultaneously intercepting multiple transmissions, and to provide detailed subscriber information to law enforcement authorities without a court order within 72 hours.
Moreover, Canada's service providers will be subject to inspections and required to provide the government with reports on the technical capabilities of their networks. These activities will be shrouded in secrecy with service providers facing fines of up to $500,000 or sentences of up to five years in jail for failing to keep the data collection confidential’

If this keeps up, it won’t be long before we have to start enforcing that border, too.

Great upstanding citizen James Brown on Michael Jackson:

'I think he's has been set up like most entertainers. People think you have a lot of money. They've been trying to do that to me all my life - trying to get something for nothing,'

S’up Jimmy, Michael front you an eight-ball?

From, the President of the University of Colorado resigns:

‘I have spoken many times about my view of principled leadership. It has become clear to me that, amid the serious matters the University of Colorado now confronts, my role as the leader of the University has become an issue.
It appears to me it is in the University’s best interest that I remove the issue of my future from the debate so that nothing inhibits CU’s ability to successfully create the bright future it so deserves.
Therefore, I intend to resign my position as President of the University of Colorado effective June 30, 2005 or whenever the Board names a successor.’

So the man who called those killed in the 9/11 massacre ‘little Eichmanns’ and has called for terrorism strikes here at home still has a job, but...

From Yahoo! News on Syria/Lebanon:

‘The presidents of Syria and Lebanon announced Monday that Syrian forces will pull back to Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley by March 31, but a complete troop withdrawal will be deferred until after later negotiations.’

Hey, maybe that stupid Cowboy Bush knew something after all. Any libs biting?

Again Yahoo! News:

‘‘Taking a baby aspirin may prevent heart attacks in men, but it does little to ward off a first heart attack in women aged 45 to 64, researchers reported Monday.'

Hear that Harvard? Men and women might just be different. Who knew?

Saturday, March 05, 2005

The True Face of Islam?

This was sent to a cohort of mine over @ The Wide Awakes

From: Shahid Mohammed Khairul
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:21:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re:
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Allah will punish you inshallah! You will be punished badley inshallah
from god allah the creator who created you and your mother... Be ready
any time he will tell you ...............ya khuda is insaan par ghazab
dhal dei amine sum amin.
My name is shahid, I'm a muslim by the grace of allah, I want to tell
you that you are a satan and inshallah allah will punish you and you
will cry but then no body will be there to hear you but allah will be will cry for death but your death will not come
ready for this. Allah will punish you.... You did very wrong, you hurt
me and my heart, and I'm crying right now, I have tears in my heart
because what you are trying to do is not harmless for us but is for you
because you are saying bad about your master allah ??? Nauz u bila.... I
want you to say toba because his ("allah") rehmat and blessings are
always every where but if you will not regret on your sin then you and your
team will see the allah this time.... And no body will save you this is
my promise. Keep this mail save and reply me when he will punish you
... I know you will tell me by the grace of lord allah, the creator of
all the creations... May allah take care of this metter... Amine sum
amine.. Allah hafiz a muslim of allah , who is sweatest among the
sweatest and beautiful among the beautiful., And greatest among the

And my reply...

Who is this Allah guy, he sounds pretty cool. Does he like to fish, 'cuz I like to fish. And the pre-spawn bite is on! But he'll have to cut back on the whole destruction and torture doesn't play well here in the Mid-West. You know I've heard guys who are not really sure about their sexuality tend to go overboard in the whole 'acting like a man' thing. Maybe you could, in a friendly non-judgemental way, give him the heads up on Viagra.
And how can I become one of those Muslim thingies? I'm a member of the Moose here in town, that wouldn't be a problem would it? I hear it's like virgins on parade over there in your religion....sweet!
Does Allah really have a problem with body sweat? Is he actually the 'sweatest among the sweatest'? Cuz I think that's curable. Some guy down in Mexico does some kind of glandular surgery for that.
And dude, you really need to work on your typing. Alot of stuff in your e-mail, those aren't even words! Although I knew this one guy once who spoke in he was nuts. Maybe you met him at the asylum?
In your writing you said 'you are a satan and inshallah'. That's just rude, homey. Didn't your mom ever tell you not to call people names. My Social Studies teacher told me it hurts their self esteem. Oh, but your mom probably didn't spend a whole lot of time with you, huh? Especially after the honor killing thing. She did seem awfully close to your uncle.
Lastly, I see from your e-mail that you are crying....don't be sad. When the Marines rush your compound I'm sure your pain will be short lived. Maybe then you should just spend your last moments as Allah forsakes you thinking 'Maybe I should have kept my stupid, idle threatening Islamo-Fascist trap shut.'

Friday, March 04, 2005

Apology Nation

Should you apologize for saying something you truly believe in?

From Cultural Rhythms for Jada Pinkett Smith...

A speaker at Harvard University is under fire for a speech that was overly “heteronormative” and made gay students feel uncomfortable by not sufficiently addressing their status, reports The Crimson.
Organizers of the Cultural Rhythms show are apologizing for the offense caused by a speech by Jada Pinkett Smith. In the speech, she was said to be giving the story of her life “and her perspective was a heterosexual perspective.
“She wasn’t trying to be offensive. But some felt she was taking a narrow view, and some people felt left out,” the apology reads.
Members of the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Supporters Alliance (BGLTSA) said Pinkett Smith’s comments implied that standard sexual relationships are only between males and females.
“Some of the content was extremely heteronormative, and made BGLTSA members feel uncomfortable,” said BGLTSA Co-Chair Jordan B. Woods.

‘Heteronormative’? So does that make Gay ‘Homoabnormative’?

and from Lawrence Summers...

Dear Members of the Harvard Community:
Last Friday I spoke at a conference on women and science, hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research. I attended the conference with the intention of reinforcing my strong commitment to the advancement of women in science, and offering some informal observations on possibly fruitful avenues for further research. Ensuing media reports on my remarks appear to have had quite the opposite effect. I deeply regret the impact of my comments and apologize for not having weighed them more carefully.

He's apologizing for what most people understand as simply common sense?!?

and from Lou Novak...

A businessman who made derogatory comments to an AIDS awareness group at the Washington State capitol has resigned from his position as first vice president of the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound. "Looks like it's anal sex week,"
Novak said Wednesday evening that he regrets his remarks and will apologize to those involved. "The remark was made in private, and they just happened to overhear it, and that's very unfortunate," Novak said. "I'm certainly sorry that anyone was offended by it." Novak, a Seattle landlord, said he did not recall repeating the remark in the capitol cafeteria.

Apologize for what? Do Gays not engage in ‘anal sex’? Hmmm, guess I must have misunderstood the lifestyle.

There is very little I respect about Ward Churchill, but at least he doesn’t apologize for his beliefs. My God, if you believe in what you say, stand up for it. Don’t be beaten down by the P.C. police.

I promise you, someone somewhere will be offended by anything you say. Seems taking offense is the flavor of the month. It's this years black. But really, if you are offended by what someone else says, just get over yourself! Mostly, it says more about the one who takes offense than about the speaker’s words themselves. In the end, a person chooses to be offended, offense can not be imposed upon a person by mere words! It is painfully obviouss that narcissism runs rampant in our society today. Didn’t our mothers ever tell us that ‘the world does not revolve around you’ or ‘sticks and stones may break your bones...’. Oh, sorry, was that ‘matriarchnormative’?

The author apologizes in advance if any persons felt insulted or were offended by any of the above comments.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Eminent Domain: Unintended Consequences

Dateline March 3, 2035 23:14

CNN-The Comrade News Network

The Supreme Court today has finally ruled on the controversial case of Gblagg v. University of California-Berkeley. The case involves a citizen’s right to privately own hisher private intellectual property. Gblagg is fighting for what he claims is hisher right to believe and espouse hisher own Conservative views. University of California-Berkeley argues that Gblagg’s mind and it’s contents could be better used by the State in order to forward Liberal ideals.

Chief Judge John Edwards stated that through a thorough investigation of both foreign and alien courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has at last come to consensus.

“The court has ruled 8-1...that damn Scalia just won’t die!...that the government does indeed have the right through Eminent Domain to take a citizen’s mental/intellectual property and give it to those who will surely use it in a manner that more benefits the common good.
Further, we as a court, have found that the physical portion that makes up a person also, in fact, falls under the jurisdiction of Eminent Domain. We have ruled that if the state feels a person’s physical body can be more efficiently used for a purpose that better benefits us all, then the state has the right, nay the responsibility, to seize the body in question and use it accordingly. Why do we need 6'2" 240 lb. men working in academia...could they not better be used picking our fruits and vegetables, building our roads? This ruling also, finally, gives the state the ability to do something about those damn Baby Boomers that just refuse to die. Their bodies are now property of the Federal Government and as such can and will be destroyed and disposed of post haste.”

Gblagg, and many who espouse hisher same backward beliefs are outraged.
It is well documented that heshe is a follower of the struggling conservative political movement. This is the very same movement that is trying to destroy recent advances in women’s rights by arguing for a return to an time, pre Common Sense vs. University of Massachusetts, where abortion was legal only up to the moment of birth. They also argue for the controversial idea of reinstating the legality of heterosexual marriage. Heshe actually argues that it is an American citizen’s Second Amendment right to own a knife! What’s next American citizenry owning guns?
He recently made the news when he came forth to argue against the scientifically proven doctrine that the water produced by the emissions from American’s hydrogen cars has the Earth headed for disaster. He has strongly disagreed with leading experts who state that the emissions from these vehicles are ushering in Global Raining.

The Court is riding high after its recent decision to allow Capital Punishment only for those offenders between the ages 35 3/4 and 37 ½. Next on the docket is the argument for the repealing of all State and Federal murder laws as they are based on Judeo-Christian tenets and thereby violate the separation of church and state.

President Clinton, speaking in front of the NAACP-NAMBLA, had the following comments:

“My mother, if she were alive today, would be so proud of this court. This great court that heshe had the ultimate wisdom to appoint. I personally would like to thank Judges Johnnie Cochran, Gloria Allred, Allen Dershowitz, Mark Geragos, and Jon Stewart for their sage understanding of the true intentions of our founding fathers.”

In other news....
...The cryogenically reanimated body of Sammy Sosa, now 426 lbs. of pure muscle, has just entered the record books with his 320th home run this season. Lassie, manager of the Seattle Socialists who was hired after PETA passed the Equal Employment Opportunity for Animals Act, refused to comment after being swatted with a newspaper for soiling second base.

...Governor Vincente Fox, of the state of Mexico, is speaking out against the latest census and demanding reparations for the loss of Federal money because of the illegal immigration of hisher people pre-statehood.

...UN Secretary General Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has announced hisher retirement today stating, “It is time for me to leave the public eye. I walk away knowing we have beaten the Great Satan down to the level of Just Above Average Satan. My time here is over. I confidently leave the human rights issues of the day in the able hands of North Korea, Syria, Sudan, and China.”

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The First Sign of the Apocalypse?

I know that those of you who spend more that the required 30 seconds on my blog most likely lean conservative/libertarian. And I, like many of you, tear my hair out when dealing with most of the inanities of the left. But there is a breath of fresh air over at Vodka Pundit...a logical, fair-minded, patriotic American liberal. Yes, apparently they do exist. Check him out.