• ME : Sick, no NIF for now
    (I'll spare you the messy details)
  • 11/29/2005

    The wheels on the bus ...

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  • NIF : Hey look, a post!
  • Tuesday : How about that AWOL 180 ... you know, the WHOLE THING!?

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  • Avian Flu : H5N1 already mutating
    ... Ethics consideration for flu planning
  • Illegal Immigration : W to FINALLY get serious about border control, illegal immigration?
  • Energy : UK may go nuclear ... as we should too!
  • Canada : "No confidence" vote for PM Paul Martin ... government down, government down
  • Honduras : So, who is the(ir) President?
  • Bolivia : Real-life tragedy unveiling, in the form of Evo Morales? ... so-called nationalist populist cancer to spread to other nations as well?
  • Cali : Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleaded guilty Monday; tax evasion, bribery ... another ethics snafu for the GOP
  • Precious Metals : Gold tops $500, Platinum tops $1000 ... wow, my wedding ring is now worth ____ um, nevemrind
  • Weather : Midwest hammered by snow ... I wish we had some of those 6' drifts here in VA!

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  • Islamofascism : MPJ has details on the four western hostages
    ... Palestinians elect "Hitler" (aka Jamal Abu Al-Rub) ... remember, (cough) Religion of Peace
    ... Thoughts on modern warfare ... "We haven’t won the war in Iraq because too many Sunnis still think they can win"
    ... Zarqawi symbolizes our great victory, and our great failure ... and why noone will say his name
    ... Time to start exiting (or planning on exiting) Iraq? ... withdrawal plan already in W's back pocket?
    ... Ramsey Clark, old fool
  • Evil : Mao worse than Hitler, Stalin ... Mao Tse-tung rule = ~77M dead
  • SCOTUS : Abortion : NH's "parental notification law" to be reviewed ... ridiculous that it comes to this!
    ... Regardless of who you do or don't tell, it is still murder!

    ... Marble facade crumbles
  • Crawfordstock : Sheehan's "15 minutes" finally over ... if you have a book signing, & noone shows, you are finished! :)
  • ESCR : "Therapeutic cloning" fight gearing up in Missouri
  • Computing : The $100 laptop ... "8" SVGA display, 1GB of flash memory, 128MB of DRAM, and a 500Mhz AMD"
    ... and is it going to be adistribution disaster?

    ... Spray-on computers?
    ... DEAL : Dell 20.1" LCD for $334! ... coupon "63C1JBV4XV1VMD"
    ... Your laptop wants to go undercover in a pizza box
    ... Wanna write a Windows app in PHP?
    ... Neat speakers, with a bonus
    ... MS - patching getting better, but still leaves too much to be desired?
    ... MS moving to 64bit only! ... Intel rejoices?
    ... Free SW isn't free ... or "freedom has its price" ... oh yeah, Freedom costs $1.05!
  • Internet : Google's "Click to call" ... call an advertiser, that is
    ... A.com on the way?
  • Gaming : XBOX360s having a slight "overheating power supply" problem ... duuum dum dum dum
    ... Your XBOX360 wants Linux ... I need to get an XBOX360 first ... wanna buy me one?
  • "Relationships" : Very interesting thoughts on Women's lib actually freeing men! ... read it (this article, not Dowd's book :P )
  • Left : AP-Ipsos, what happens when France Polls America ... they get (make?) the results they want :P
  • TV : TiVo getting smarter, beta pics
  • Space : Saturn has a spiral ring?
    ... Einsteins 'greatest blunder", the cosmological constant, may not be so far off?
    ... GRIN - GReat Images in NASA
    ... Hayabusa snatches some Itokawa
  • Health : The power of positive thinking
  • "Global Warming" : CO2 levels reach 650,000 year high ... exceed previous record by 27%
    ... Son of Kyoto talks taking place in Canada ... so, this is a SOB :)
    ... Sanity, clarity coming to the debate? ... via Sir Nicholas Stern's review of the economics of climate change?
  • Nature : Bacteria are (genetic) swingers ... "horizontal gene transfer"
    ... Honeybee aerodynamics decrypted
    ... Singing glaciers
  • Memory : The trick is to realize you need to remember something ... duh?
  • Misc : Wacky Asians make NSFW chair ... for the lazy lover in all of us? ... NSFW video moved here
    ... "Virtual Air Guitar" can make real music ... embarass yourself *even more*
  • Celebrity(ies) : Ted Turner says Iraq 'no better off' ... some other "money" quotes in there

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  • Military : UK's Naked Commandos? ... NSFW (TRUE!)

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    One more day off

  • NIF : Seriously, I'll start back up tomorrow. I know, it's been WAY TOO long and I won't even bore everyone with excuses ... so, keep the trackbacks a-coming so my 1-5 visitors have something to read :)
  • 11/24/2005

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    ... that's all I got for today!
    What are you doing online anyway?? Go eat turkey & stuff(ing); and give Thanks!
    Or, failing that, come here and read traackbacks (once a couple get left!)


    More Opinion

    A religious argument for liberty!


  • NIF : Just when you thought it was safe to get back into Blogger ... sorry folks, gonna bail again.

    On the plus side - New manager started yesterday so I might be back down to my normal hectic pace instead of the phreneitc pace I've had for hte last month or two!

    ... so, um, follow some trackbacks and go read The Wide Awakes (main site + all member sites), Basil, Drudge, Don Surber (I mean OSM), IR8N8, etc. (they are all listed to the right) ... and keep the lights on for me, I will be coming home
  • 11/21/2005

    Hey look, a saddle

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : Hey look, I have a blog ... and wow, look at all the trackbacks that showed up while I was out :)
    ... I am slowly climbing back onto this horse, give it some time ...

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  • Iraq : Zarqawi probably still alive ... hmm, too bad
  • Auto Industry : GM axing 9 plants, 30k jobs!
    ... Ford axes 4k ... white collar jobs, that is
  • Texas : Radioactive materials goes AWOL
  • Israel : Political shake-up ... Sharon quite Likud, calls for dissolution of Parliament ... dhimmi?

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  • Islamofascism : It is a GLOBAL jihad ... again ... "That's not martyrdom. It's terrorism" .... & how to win ... MUST READ!
    ... Iran = Nazi-like threat ... ability and will to use nuke/EMP against US
  • ID : "Which is worse: misappropriating ID, or overstating E?"
    ... A example of why we need a separation of School and State?
  • Computing : MP3 player, or NES controller?
    ... Sony's rootkit (ab)used Open Source as well ... insult, meet injury
    ... Alienware releases dual-core (AMD) laptop
  • Internet : iTunes security flaw can pwn your PC
  • Taxation : Think Fair Tax!
  • Survival : How to prepare for, survive a nuclear attack
    ... ReadyFreddy - an all in one survival kit ... $150, and no batteries required
  • Misc : Wanna be a human beach ball?

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    Great Piece in the MSM

    Check out this piece over at Foxnews, I guess I don't have to write about it now... but I probably will at some point. After you read it, check out my blog.


    NO NIF

    Hey - NIF has cleared 80k visitors! (According to StatCounter, anyway)

    Sadly - This is going to be, in all likelyhood, a NO NIF week ... sorry!
    Real life stuff is totally getting in the way (nothing bad, just busy)

    (As always, still open trackbacks - so keep it coming, and keep reading :) )


    Da' Weekend

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Veterans' Day : Please observe a moment of silence for all of our past, present and future veterans. (more below)
  • NIF : Yeah, um ... yet again, the slow and/or Limited Blogation rules are starting on Friday ... Sorry!
    ... I will try to get this ball rolling later, and it is still an open trackback day so enjoy!

  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Veterans' Day : In honor and memory of all of those who have served or are serving ... and remember Armistice Day?
    ... Islamofascism / US, and the government's failure(s)
    ... "We will never back down. We will never give in. We will never accept anything less than complete victory"
    ... Carter, Reagan and patriotism ... "freedom lurches and shifts toward the better, step by painful step"
    ... More on Veterans' Day here, from CHC
    ... Honoring our soldiers
    ... A Poem from TWC
  • Islamofascism / Iraq : Condi appeals to Sunnis
  • Islamofascism / Iran : Condi dismisses US buy-in on pro-nuke Iran plan
  • Gun Rights : SFPD opposes new ban ... it's their asses on the line, and they are correct in opposing this!
  • Wal Mart : Fires idiot, should still be boycotted ... no Merry Christmas for you!
  • Sony / BMG : You make a (DRM) rootkit, you get boycotted! ... spread the word, don't let Sony/BMG get away with it!

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  • Illegal Immigration : Take a survey!
  • Katrina : It takes people, not just $ ... Karl Malone, good guy!
  • Oil : Some facts ... e.g. - "Over the last 10 years, [Exxon Mobil] has actually invested more than it's made"
  • Sale : Best Buy, Black Friday, lots! ... $149 PC! ... yeah, it's an eMachines - but includes a 17" monitor!
  • Computing : Are you a victim of bad capacitors?
    ... Buying used MS licenses
    ... IOMega resents shock-proof external MicroHDDs ... 4 and 8GB, USB2.0, integrated cable
    ... SAP threatened by Open Source now?
    ... Quake on your PDA
    ... How Intel names CPUs
  • Internet : Chatterbox, speakerphone for Skype
    ... Some just DL Sony's music ... while that is wrong, Sony's DRM RootKit is FAR worse!
    ... Google to launch travel site?
    ... SpyWare maker suing SpyWare detector ... WTF? SpyWare is evil, RetroCoder can go to ... bankruptcy
    ... SpyWayre purveyor Enternet Media taken down ... more here
    ... ASH providing "pro-suicide" assistance? ... WTF? ... Condolences for Suzanne Gonzales
  • Employment : IT staffs to shrink ... more outsourcing? In short - learn PM skills?
  • Right : Fiscal conservatives not doing so well ... because it doesn't sell well? I agree with many points, but not that!
    ... A challenge to the Radical Left
  • Space : Hubble spots a star nursery
    ... Looking for the Leonids?
    ... Lichen can survive in space ... "Rhizocarpon geographicum and Xanthoria elegans" survived for 2weeks+
  • Robots : R2D2 for you!
  • Nature : More on Dakosaurus andiniensis ... it is a "crocodyliform"
    ... Geckos have velcro pads ... it's all about the spatulae
    ... Sewage into drinking water
  • Health : User of Ortho Evra (birth control patch) warned - hormone level too high
    ... Working women needs more vacations ... uh, hello - so do working men!
    ... Blacks @ higher risk of heart attack ... "gene variant called HapK"
  • Crime : Steven Avery, not a rapist - but human remains found in his salvage yard? ... condolences for Theresa Halbach
    ... Google as evidence - Robert Petrick's search words used in prosecution!
    ... "Perverted Justice" busts pedophiles in Vegas ... hell yeah! (but it isn't entrapment!)
    ... Mother offers 4yo kid up for sex ... on Craig's List ... stupid & sick!

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  • OOTS : #244 ... due today'ish

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  • Network troubleshooting (specifically Frame Relay) :
    "Experienced technicians can just look at a router from across the room and start making slanderous accusations"
    --thanks RouterGod (and (cough) Juliette Lews)!

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    Veterans Day
    Captain's Quarters

    Veterans' Day

    Happy Birthyday (again, it was yesterday) to the USMC :
    Happy Birthyday (again, it was yesterday) to the USMC

  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Basil-Vets!, JC, STACLU, CL, AW, TMH, OBD, ER, SoS, AW

  • 11/10/2005

    Roll the dice

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Thursday : Stop the ACLU day, my crosspost is below
  • USMC : Happy 230th Birthday! ... 10 quotes about Marines ... Have some stamps!
  • Bloggers : Go vote fro Clubs! ... preferably for STACLU and/or ER!
  • Soldiers' Angels Blogdrive : Check up on the teams! (In alphabetical order)
    Air Force

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  • Islamofascism / Iraq : Bomb kills 33 Iraqis
  • Islamofascism / Jordan : Al Qaida-Iraq claims responsibility for the triple bombing yesterday
    ... Death toll at 56 ... again, condolences
    ... Jordanian rally against al Zarqawi
    ... "Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!"
  • Islamofascism / France : Rioting lessens ... only 500 cars & 1 school torched, Belgium has fifth night of light rioting
    ... "France has been dead for more than 80 years"
    ... TigerHawk wonders why the MSM still avoids the word Muslim ... although I did hear FNC say it today!
    ... A brief history of Paris : Part 1 and Part II
  • Islamofascism / Australia : Suspects had enough components to make 15 bombs
  • Islamofascism / Iran: US, EU to let Iran go nuclear ... for (cough) peaceful purposes, of course ... WTF??
  • Islamofascism / Indonesia : Azahari Husin splodes himself ... jihad denied, no raisins for you!
  • Smuggling : Two in Cali tried to smuggle SAMs into US ... facing 35 years minimum!
  • Avian Flu : China +2 H5N1 outbreaks, quarantines 116 people ... "sick chickens who are showing no symptoms"
    ... Kuwait posts 2 cases ... "first known case of the disease in the Middle East"
    ... Italy finds bird flu strain ... it is H5N1, but "not the deadly Asian strain"
  • Education : Hillsborough County School Board reverse terrible decision, restores religous holidays
    ... Riverside, Cali elects prisoner to School Board ... WTF?
    ... Florida school to require Spanish? ... WRONG! We should be requiring English!
  • FOUND : MyKensie Martin, 17yo Oregon exchange student missing in Brazil, found safe & sound
  • Wal-Mart : A boyott the left and the right can agree on ... for different reasons, of course
  • Illegal Search & Seizure : Rush being ramrodded ... not saying he is guilty or innocent, but that laws need to be followed
    ... and partisan hacks on all sides still need to perform within bounds
  • Economics : GM restating 2001 financials ... more restatements expected
  • Crime : Another person escapes in Fulton Country (Georgia) ... same county Nichols escaped from ... RECAPTURED!
  • Colorado : Bomb scare in Arvada ... evacuations ... FALSE ALERT, HA! ... now his car is -2 windows
  • Oil : Prices dropping a bit ... still $33.90 too high
  • Lost at Sea : 30 years ago today, the Edmund Fitzgerald went down ... along with all 29 of the crew

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  • "Global Warming" : 'NY State orders car CO2 emission curb' ... what economy? Think Hydrogen injection ...
  • Computing : Cali suing Sony over DRM RootKit ... I actually agree with Cali for once!
    ... Naturally, malware authors are abusing Sony's RootKit
    ... Sony announces uninstaller to buggy DRM RootKit, but not so readily available ... the ole "jump thru hoops uninstall"
    ... HowTo - Make a KeyGen ... for educational purposes only!
    ... Your iPod wants this 200 hour battery
    ... iDoom - your iPod wants Doom!
    ... 'Software Engineering Proverbs' ... "A clever person solves a problem ... A wise person avoids it."
    ... Misc laptop Q&A, tips, etc.
    ... Flash Linux, for your USB drive
    ... MS to become a faster follower, again ... interpretation of the leaked memos
  • Internet : Linksys WiFi VOIP phone ... uses any available WiFi connection
    ... /. - the original blog? ... co-founder thinks so
    ... Tweaking GoogleTalk ... neat!
    ... China curbs text messaging ... what freedoms?
    ... DIY WiFi antenna, using a Satellite Dish
    ... Google, the advanced operators guide! ... a couple I didn't know!
    ... Australia looking at banning Skype? ... what freedom?
  • Gaming : Halo, Halo2 @ 720p on XBOX360 ... well now I need to buy a HD TV and the XBOX360 :P
    ... Virtual land owner makes a killing within Project Entropia ... meet your landlord, Deathifier
    ... Risk, by GoogleMaps! ... SWEET!
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : ACLU lobbies, wins "right" to accept money from terrorists! ... and check the STACLU burst
    ... MPJ has more on terrorists $ ... also - "can now contribute to people on terrorist watch lists"
    ... Hey, they protect some speach ... oh, and I don't know which one to pick:
    NIF (sounds like the acronym for a powerful self aware computer, or a penile supplement, you decide)
  • Abortion : Some thoughts on hyperbole ... and the Constitution
  • Right : (The news :) 'House GOP Leaders Scuttle Budget-Cut Vote' ... (and the reaction :)
    ... Malkin on the GOP Cave in ... "Ugh" is right! ... and you can write letters!
    ... 'Republicans: Democrats Lite' ... becoming more and more disappointed, daily
    ... 'Open letter to Dennis Hastert and Congressional Republicans'
    ... 'Capitol RINOsaurs' ... indeed!
    ... 'Republicans are like the Fwench'
    ... 'Conservatives need to be heard' ... go read the list of "liberal Republicans"
    ... 'Time to clean House'
    ... "Did I wake up this morning in the Twilight Zone"
    ... "If your plan was to make people so disgusted with your cowardice, your disorganization ..."
  • MSM : Ferdy explains Mapes .. .well, kind of
  • Science : The key to saving the world, literally! ... prevent an ice age, survive high-energy particles, etc.?
  • Health : AMD patients can get an impantable telescope ... 3x zoom!
    ... Thoughts on Bird Flu plans
    ... University of California Irvine Medical Center let 30 who needed organs die? ... due to being short-staffed?!
    ... Bioweapon components for sale, online, to anyone?
    ... Anti-appetite hormone ("obestatin") discovered
    ... Fighting bacteria w/o antibiotics ... tweaking their ability to communicate
  • Physics : Graphite is suprising from a quantum persepctive ... "graphene" ... electrons w/ 0 rest mass, "massless Dirac fermions"
  • Space : HE 0437-5439 moving at 2.6Mkph
    ... The elegant univers, videos! ... 3 hours of spacey goodness
    ... Gravity Tractor to deflect incoming EIOs ... and :
    "In many cases it makes more economic sense to just let the thing hit"
    ... World Daylight Map
  • Robots : Synth muscles 1K x faster than ours ... "conjugated polymers"
    ... yeah, make them stronger and faster - have you people never seen a SciFi movie?? :)
  • Military : Go watch some videos! ... BitTorrent reqd
    ... DIY Gauss Pistol!
    ... Effects of an atomic "event"
  • Nature : Bones of 13-foot long Dakosaurus andiniensis found in South America ... a relative of crocodiles
    ... just long lost, finned, bigger, scarier, bigger teeth - standard Dinosaur style traights
  • Language : 'Writing from 10th century BC found'
  • Futurism : Do you know what Disney's EPCOT was suppsoed to be?
  • Visual : Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in GigaPixel form ... zoom in, its cool!
    ... Why climb Mt Everest when the view is right here?
  • Thought Provoking : Moral dilemnas
  • Misc : XM will help you fingd a parking spot?
    ... Misc EE stuffage! ... wow, too much to summarize
  • Crime : New York is rough, the downward spiral of a girl
  • Halloween : Extreme pumpkin carving
  • Bloggers : BlogWizard defines spam, off topic and trackbacks for you

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  • Gun Rights : 'Grand Theft Auto: San Francisco'
  • Govenator : Threatens to return to acting
  • MSM : 'Judith Miller freed from 2nd "Correctional Institution"' ... the NYT, that is
  • Feminazis : Some TShirts ... found via SMB
  • Gaming : Mortal Kombat, the (cough) video ... um, Friday Night Sissy Fight? ... fond via Mac
    ... Bunch of free, online games
    ... 5 in a row
  • Ethics : "What kind of Pollyanna state are we running here??" ... and "held in trust" is OK :)
  • Canada : They DO like their beer ... and I can't blame 'em!
  • Avian Flu : "War on Terror Birds" declared
  • ID'ish : Medicine to be include fighting daemons, devils ... "Western Medicine Is Only A Theory" ... HA (still worng, though)
  • BASH : So, how many people work in your company? ... hehehe
  • Islamofascism / France : France surrenders!
    ... Riots caused by rich, white people ... AR found a funny "story" on DU!
  • Islamofascism / Iraq : "Bush may be guilty of "mischief," or perhaps even outright "monkeyshines.""
  • Drinking : DrinkOMeter & DrinkOMeter2 - Night Out ... Hmm, I got Homer Simpson on both
  • Simpsons : Get to know them!
  • Boredom : How to waste time, and how long that are good for
  • "Relationships" : Take them twice ... as a father, of a daughter, this kind of think scares me. Sure, still funny - but scarey.
    ... Ages on consent, from around the world ... (true!) ... Gatewood!
  • WTF : Bunny suicides

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  • Today's STOP the ACLU blogburst :
    Stop The ACLU was started on February 9th, 2004. We started with high hopes, and we realized we were facing a goliath. There were many reasons why we thought the ACLU needed to be countered, and they are numerous. We wanted to provide a way to inform the public of the ACLU's agenda, as the MSM sugar-coated it. We wanted to be a central database for people to gather, exchange ideas, and get actively involved in real ways of stopping them. It is a monumental task, exhausting, time consuming, and often frustrating. But it is a fight worth fighting.
    We would be nothing without our supporters. To all of you, we appreciate the continued support. We have called you to action and you have answered. We raised $2,500.00 for an ad in the Washington Times, and I want to announce at this time that the check is in the mail as of Wednessday, Nov 8th. The ad should appear within the next two weeks. When it does, it will be scanned, and put up at Stop The ACLU for all to see. We will call you to action again, and again, and it is good to know that you will answer the call because you believe in this cause. The ACLU has been laying low lately, but that is no reason to grow complacent. It is now that we should prepare to counter them. The Christmas season is around the corner, and the ACLU will be full force. Get involved in Operation Nativity. There are many reasons to stop the ACLU. For this blogburst I decided to list my top ten list.

    #10. The ACLU was founded by a Communist, with communist ideals, communist goals, and they continue to impose a Communist-like agenda on America daily. The founder of the ACLU, Roger Baldwin stated clearly...
    I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself … I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."

    #9. The ACLU does not belive in the Second Amendment. ... ACLU POLICY :
    "The ACLU believes that the individual's right to bear arms applies only to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia. Except for lawful police and military purposes, the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected. Therefore, there is no constitutional impediment to the regulation of firearms." source :ACLU Policy #47

    #8. Their outright hatred of the Boyscouts. They are currently doing everything in their power to hurt this organization. They attacked their free speech right to exclude gays, and are threatening schools, and fighting in court to get their charters shut down. The oppose the military supporting them, and will sue the pants off any school that attempts to charter them.

    #7. The ACLU are pro-death. Not only is the ACLU Pro-abortion, it's the ACLU's top priority. It most definitely takes a backseat to free speech for the ACLU. As a matter of fact, the ACLU has fought against the free speech rights of those that oppose it. If its abortion or euthanasia, as long as its pro-death you can count on the ACLU to support it. The only exception to the ACLU's pro-death stance is if it is regarding a convicted criminal - in which case they are against death.

    #6. The ACLU advocates open borders. Not only has the ACLU opposed the Minute Men, a group who are simply exercizing their freedom of speech, protesting and stepping up where the government is failing, but they have helped illegals cross the border.

    #5. The ACLU is anti-Christian. The list is endless on this one. Under the guise of "seperation of Church and State" the ACLU has made a name for theirself on being rabidly anti-Christian. This is one area where they are most hypocritical. The oppose tax exemptions for all churches, but fight for them for Wiccans. They are against Christianity in school, but oddly remain silent as our children are taught to be Muslims. Whether its baby Jesus, the Ten Commandments, or tiny crosses on county seals, the ACLU will be there to secularize America, and rewrite our history.

    #4. The ACLU Opposes National Security. The ACLU has opposed almost every effort in the arena of national security. From the bird flu to bag searches, the ACLU have been against it. No matter what kind of search someone tries to do to protect people, the ACLU have proved they are against them across the board. Its kind of ironic that they don't what they preach.
    Take a walk into the NYCLU's Manhattan headquarters - which it shares with other organizations - and you'll find a sign warning visitors that all bags are subject to search.

    #3. The ACLU Defend the enemy. They have a long history of this one. They defended the P.L.O. in 1985. They defended Quadafi in the 1980's. And they continue today. They have told Gitmo detainees they have the right to remain silent, as in not talking to interrogators. One issue that really disturbs me is their refusal of funds from organizations such as the United Way
    In October of 2004, the ACLU turned down $1.15 million in funding from two of it's most generous and loyal contributors, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, saying new anti-terrorism restrictions demanded by the institutions make it unable to accept their funds.
    "The Ford Foundation now bars recipients of its funds from engaging in any activity that "promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state."

    The Rockefeller Foundation's provisions state that recipients of its funds may not "directly or indirectly engage in, promote, or support other organizations or individuals who engage in or promote terrorist activity."

    #2. The ACLU supports child porn distribution and child molesters like NAMBLA.
    As legislative counsel for the ACLU in 1985, Barry Lynn told the U.S. Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (of which Focus on the Family President Dr. James C. Dobson was a member) that child pornography was protected by the First Amendment. While production of child porn could be prevented by law, he argued, its distribution could not be.
    There is no doubt the The ACLU are perverting the Constitution.

    #1. The ACLU fufills its agenda using my tax money. What more can I say on this one?
    There are countless reasons the ACLU needs to be stopped. So don't just stand by and complain, do something. Get involved. Here are some ways you can get involved to help us stop the ACLU. Support and donate to organizations fighting them in Court. Here are the ones at the forefront.
    Alliance Defense Fund
    Thomas More Law Center
    Help us write Churches to get involved.
    Join the Stop The ACLU Coalition

    And you can tell Congress to support the Public Expression of Relgion Act of 2005. This legislation seeks to limit attorney's fees in Establishment Clause cases to injunctive relief only.

    This was a production of Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join us, please email Jay at Jay@stoptheaclu.com or Gribbit at GribbitR@gmail.com. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll
    --thanks Jay & Gribbit, of Stop the ACLU!

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    Everyone, especially all bloggers, must go here and write your Congressional Reps!
    Protect our Free Speech
    Online Coalition
    ... reminder from GMR


    Transportation Corp

    Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
    Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Basil-AM, JC, DS, OTB, CL, Basil-Nooner, B&E, ER, PT, TMG

  • 11/09/2005

    The day after ...

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : I feel a bit sick, so NIF is running late/slow today. Sorry!
  • Elections : So Virginia is stuck with Kaine for a bit now. Damn. Not overly surprised, just disappointed.
    ... Why Kilgore failed - Just not Conservative enough ... but the rest of the GOP ticket won / showed well
    (one contest is a toss-up)
    ... More on Kilgore's failure here ... good thoughts, and damn Northern Virginia (where I am)
    ... GOP licking wounds, Brutus has some thoughts on when/how we win
    ... Although I won't go as far as TAotB does/did! :)
    ... even more troubling, Cali's Prop73 failed ... how can you justify that?? How? HOW?
    ... Prop73 - Don't let the current failure get you down!
    ... On the plus'ish side - Bloomberg wins by record margin and Texas bans gay marriage
  • Wednesday : New blogburst - Free Jack Idema!
  • Bloggers : Go here and nominate me! Joker or Jack of Hearts, please!
    ... and go there and vote for ER or STACLU for clubs! (voting is on the left sidebar)
  • Soldiers' Angels Blogdrive : Check up on the teams! (In alphabetical order)
    Air Force

  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Islamofascism / Jordan : Terrorist attacks hit hotels ... 18 23 5357 dead so far ... condolences, and still developing
    ... One of the attacks was a car bomb, detonated outside due to security measures blocking entrance
    ... Jordan's borders are now closed!?
    ... MPJ is following this story as well ... regular updates
  • Energy : House GOP caves ... abandons ANWR, Atlantic coast, Pacific Coast drilling from budget
    ... yet anohter disappointment from the so-called majority
  • Islamofascism / Iraq : US Air Strikes under way
    ... Terrorists in Iraq scared into cross-dressing ... still caught shot!
    ... WMDs in Iraq ... yes, you read that correctly! ... Nuclear, cyclosarin, etc.
    ... Kurdistan, the other Iraq ... the good news you don't hear much about
  • Islamofascism / France : France, still burning ... waiting to see which side surrenders first?
    ... Rioters bomb subway, burn newspaper office and loot stores
    ... Ferdy sees positive improvement but HE!D! is not so sure
    ... "It's a dump. We have nothing here. There's nothing for us"
    ... "Fatwa! Don't make me laugh"
    ... Interior Minister supports deportation
    ... France still bad, some places worse - govt responding with more socialist programs?
    ... MSM tripping over itself to NOT mention the word "Muslim"
    ... Expecting "brain drain"
    ... Slate provides instructions for How To torch a car ... huh? Why?
    ... The social model is what is burning
    ... Spreads to Belgium for third night ... officials downplay seriousness
  • Islamofascism / Indonesia : Have police forces killed al Qaida's Azahari bin Husin
  • Islamofascism / UK : 2 additional attacks foiled in UK since 07/07
  • Crime : Chai Soua gets six life sentences for murdering six hunters ... sadly, Wisconsin doesn't have a death penalty

  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Plamegate'ish : Interplay between POTUS, CIA ... and erring on the side of caution is good!... :
    Was the President hearing what he wanted to hear with regard to pre-war intelligence?
    Or, was he hearing the screams of dying Americans in his sleep, killed in a terrorist attack if he did nothing?
    ... Wilson himself outed Plame in 2002 ... and why have neither Wilson nor Plame testified under oath?
    ... Fitzgerald challenged by witness ... "Mr. Fitzgerald deliberately ignored critical testimony"?
    ... Wilson is throwing threats around ... usually a sign of guilt, no?
  • Able Danger : More docs forthcoming?
  • SCOTUS / Alito : Senator copies from Blogger ... plagiarism gets you an "F"
  • MSM : Mapes is still clueless
  • Iraq : Spain issues baseless warrant for 3 US GIs ... "friendly fire" incident that killed 3 journalists
  • Our Rights : SanFran says "What gun rights?"
  • Computing : You have patched your Win* machiens in the last day or so, yes?
    ... Go download the TheHotFixNet WinXP-almost-SP3
    ... Bring the power of Pixar to your PC ... from Pixar, for $1000
    ... MS memo leaked, Gates warns of disruptive changes ... ever tried to move an elephant? :)
    ... RSA-640 factored!
    ... NSA has a flash-based "Crypto for kids" site!
    ... HowTo : Install a PCI card ... in case you didn't know
    ... MSI MoBos getting Audigy onboard!
  • Internet : TBIFOC reminds customers to RTFM ... and to remember security! Damned straight!
    ... Email time capsule
    ... Australian ISP releasing WiMax'ish card
    ... Inmarsat-4 F2 launched, to bring 3G nationwide ... eventually
    ... Cisco going WiFi-Mesh ... "soon"
    ... Grokster caves under weight of RIAA & MPAA lawsuits ... grrrrr, RIAA & MPAA bad
    ... ISP throttling BitTorrent ... that is *wrong*
    ... DoD buys iDEN ... and Sprint going WiMax
    ... Tool for spreading, debunking myths, urban legends, etc. ... created, killed UFOs!
  • Gaming : XBOX360 shooting for 3M sales in 3m
  • Left : Demanding no pardon for Scooter ... ballsy move, given the pardons Clinton SOLD
    ... Clinton lies again, create memory
    ... Hillary's chances (rightly) look dim ... PIAPS - HA!
  • Right : Bloggers rallying for Bush
  • Avian Flu : Is your company ready for an H5N1 pandemic? ... telecommuting helps!
  • Illegal Immigation : Illegals to speak at rally ... round 'em up!
  • Health : Malaria vaccine making headway
  • Air Travel : Boeing shooting for "longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet" record
  • Space : Venus probe succesfully launched
    ... More here on Venus, Express
  • ID : Pro-ID Dover, PA School Board ousted ... wow, that is not so good
  • Misc : DreamTime LED Clock
  • Jeep : "The Mudds" have two videos out
  • Movies : Aeon Flux ... in theaters 12/02/05 ... video game being released 11/15/05
  • Celebrity(ies) : Desperate Housewives' Page Kennedy fired for bad behavior? ... isn't that required?
  • Bloggers : BlogWizard shares some tips about HaloScan commenting/trackbacks - Part 1 & Part 2
    ... Happy First Blogiversary to GMR!!
    ... Happy Birthday John! (WuzzaDem)
    ... Commissar hits 1M visitors! ... congrats!
    ... How to get the TB URL when the server is down ... Hi, MuNu!
    ... STACLU interviews RWN ... good stuff!

  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #243 ... it's just nonmagical fire, no more than 1d6!
  • Office Space : How well do you knkow the best movie ever? ... found via MPJ
  • Islamofascism / France : Rioters out of cars to torch, targeting accordions
    ... Smokey the Bear named as envoy to France
    ... I think Chirac is surrendering, appeasing and wetting himself
  • Islamofascism / Iraq : 'Saddam lawyers say trial unfair without different client'
  • Civil Rights : RIP:Parks, "Now we can finally put civil rights behind us"
  • NFL : 'Hot lesbian cheerleader sex' ... marketing, merchanising, "Carolina is the new America's Team"
  • Elections : Mr Stick Figure interviews Corzine
    ... Dems retaining seats a MAJOR victory!
  • DeLay : 'Asks to see Texas convict’s escape plan'
  • Economics : US "Dollar" slips against Canadian "Acorn"
  • SCOTUS / Alito : 'Dems to wait and see if Alito is confirmed before deciding whether to oppose'
  • Rescue Mission : 'Former Presidents Bush, Clinton on emergency mission ... to White House' ... "their most challenging project to date"
  • MSM : More editors will prevent more MASSEY errors
  • Magic : Disappearing kitten
  • Rock : Hand-sign abuse?
  • Blooper : Meat panties?
  • Rove : Cheating in Ethics Class ... "I will not leak the name of CIA officers"
    ... Local voters defeat Rove
  • Wow : This dude can Yoyo MUCH better than you! ... I didn't think physics permitted som of those!
    ... oh, and turn your speakers down
  • Torture : "We do not really use torture" ... here kids!
  • ID : 'Sheer Idiocy scores victory over Evolution' ... amusing, but wrong :)
  • Relationships : Geek Pick Up Lines, part 4
  • Bloggers : Don't ever let your kitty be Internet-deprived

  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
    Today's "Quote" will actually be my posting for the Free Jack Idema blogburst ... Who is Jack Idema you ask? You aren't alone, his story has been massively under-reported and it is a disagrace how he is being treated. Read on! Thanks Cao!
    These three Americans have been to hell. But we can help them back. It's time to turn the heat up under the comfy chairs of the armchair quarterbacks who got them into this mess. Jack Idema, Brent Bennett and Eddie Caraballo were declared innocent of the trumped up charges against them in court in Afghanistan in March of 2005. They should be released. The American government is now standing in the way of their freedom, and this is a travesty of justice.

    All three Americans are now languishing at the infamous Pulacharke prison. But they are still alive, no thanks to the American government or the FBI. Peter Bergen, the author of Holy War, Inc. and "Shadow Warrior" at Rolling Stone Magazine said in his interview at NPR:

    Pulacharke prison where he and his two colleagues are, Brent Bennett and Ed Caraballo, is–you wouldn't wish this on your worst enemy. I spent 5 days there, that was plenty. It's the equivalent of the Leavenworth of Afghanistan, it's–a lot of Taliban, members of Al Qaeda are in there. In fact, there was a prison riot in December where 4 of the Al Qaeda-linked prisoners tried to kill the American prisoners and ended up killing 4 prison guards. So it's a dangerous place, it's an unpleasant place, they are serving some pretty hard time there.

    Hard time is right...this is why we need to get them the hell OUT OF THERE. Below is a portion of a statement from the SuperPatriots at the website, but I want you to bear in mind that there is no excuse for leaving these guys there even though they're trying to maintain a "stiff upper lip". These men were declared innocent of the charges by the Afghan Supreme Court in a second closed-door session between January and March of 2005, they should be released.

    We are living pretty well now, all things considered. It is one of the most infamous prisons in the world, where more than 20,000 people were executed by the Russians, and God knows how many by the Taliban. But the fact is, that our friends here, the officers that know what really went down in our case, treat us pretty darn good. Sure, there are lots of things we don't have, and lots of things we wish we had, but all in all, we turned the tables on our enemies, and did it with no small help from our Northern Alliance friends, the men who were loyal to America against al-Qaida and the Taliban, and remain loyal to America and us.

    Back at the FBI-NDS Saderat facility that is used to "legally" torture anyone and everyone they choose to, we were not allowed any contact with each other, family, friends, or the outside world. We were tortured, beaten unmercifully, chained, burned, some of us electrocuted for days, and starved with just two cups of rice and a piece of bread each day. Now, at Pulacharke Prison, they place few restrictions on us and help us as best they can.

    It is surrounded by mountains and deserts and multiple walls. In the past 100,000 prisoners were housed here. It is not a place you want to be. But for us, we have little to complain about; the officers here treat us well. Pulacharke is called impenetrable, but as they teach you in Special Forces SERE School, nothing really is.

    Sorry for the ranting and raving, but you know how things get when you're in the world's most infamous prison surrounded by 500 al-Qaida terrorists trying to kill you 24 hours a day. Actually, you probably don't. Well, try to imagine.
    Courage Forward,

    Here are the facts:
    Al-Qaeda tried to kill Jack and the others on December 17, 2004 in what some (like Peter Bergen) are categorizing as a "prison riot". In the process, two Iraqis, one Arab, and one Pakistani terrorist were killed. Another Arab terrorist, who was critically wounded, survived. Four Afghan military officers were killed defending the SuperPatriots. Two of them were very close friends of Jack and his men, including Colonel Sherzaman, who ran into the middle of the terrorists with just one magazine of bullets. The Colonel killed two and wounded one. The remaining terrorists critically wounded the Colonel, and then executed him twenty yards from the SuperPatriots. Northern Alliance Generals quickly came to Jack's aid and rescued the unarmed Americans as they held off 300 terrorists with barricades. This "prison riot" was orchestrated by members of Al Qaeda to kill the Americans at Pulacharke prison.
    This is the beginning of the Free Jack campaign.

    To join the campaign, email Cao from Cao's Blog and tell her you want to join the Free Jack Idema blogburst.
    We will be blogging on this every Wednesday until he and his team are released, and when they are, we'll be blogging about a congressional hearing. I will maintain an email list, and will email you the post of the week along with a picture (if there is one for that week) to host at your blog. Join the fight. No American should ever have to worry about ending up in this predicament ever again. But first, we must make sure they get home safely and in one piece.

    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing

    Chirac is Nero
    Cox & Forkum

    Kerry celebrates France, San Fran disarming

    Fire Suppression

    Support W

    Iraq, um I mean France, is burning

    The Iraqi insurgency grows ever more powerful,
    fueled by a stagnant economy, low voter participation,
    and a general sense of inevitable decline.

  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Cao, Basil-AM, JC, B&E, ER, GMR, TMH, SoS, Basil-Nooner, TMG, OTB, AW, TWC