Thursday, December 29, 2005
FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE KLAMATH RIVER AT KLAMATH THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY
IT APPEARS THIS NEXT SYSTEM IS GOING TO BE EVEN BIGGER THAN THE ONE THAT JUST PASSED THROUGH. U.S. 101 IS CLOSED SOUTH OF EUREKA, DUE TO MUDSLIDES. (INDOOR BLOGGING RECOMMENDED) .......... :)
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
So how was the Holiday shopping Season?
Holiday spending up almost 9%*
Planned holiday spending up almost 20%*
Amazon Ships 108 Million Holiday Packages
Holiday spending has retailers seeing green
Friday was Walmart's biggest Day in History*
Pauls (and our countrys) story here:
John Hinderacker at Powerline thinks the Dems need to "cheer up".
"This explains, I guess, the venom and persistence with which the Democrats attack the Bush administration. It appears that millions of them really believe that President Bush is ruining their lives! There are lots of Democrats, apparently, who need to take a deep breath, get over the last election, and cheer up."I think this next year is going to be even better than the last two. Democratic freedom (two), indiscriminate sub-human-scum-of-the-earth terrorist (zip). Leadership through strength to preserve our security (A+). Borderline un-patriotic Bush-Bashing for political gain with no regard for our military or the safety of this great country, (F-).
I will list the F's first: (this is for those deserving of D's thru F's)
#1. The New Yourk Times: (misspelled on purpose, these are "Yourk" times, not mine.) The New York Times, like the god-father, didn't get to live to a ripe ol' age by being stupid. But they gotta know their days are numbered.
This newspaper has become the laughing stock at the top of the food chain for biased lies and distortions. I've been working on their obit for years now. Thank goodness they buried the "worst of the worst" in their new "Times-Select" section. (Who would pay .02 cents for their opinionated BS?) Dowd needs to be on Malkins top ten "unhinged". Friedman and Krugman are a half step from the ladder to abyss. (Dowd may have already jumped off the end)
#2. The Wa-shit-ing Postulated: (what hasn't been said about these idiots can be found in most all other dailys.) (Wapo and the NYT switch positions for num-headed-ness on a daily basis)
#3. CNN, (cables original negative network ), MSNBC, (sports and comity do mix ), ABC,CBS,NBC (they're a melting pot for the misguided)
#4. Kos, Democratic Underground, wanna be troller Liberal Avenger, et al, all deserve the "best of the left", but for the MSM, no one does it better at defeatism and their ultimate hatred for our President.
CAN THEY GO ANY LOWER?...............developing
Christmas has passed an our thoughts are with our troops in harms way. Hopefully national support will hold out for successful stability in the Middle East and we can begin to bring some of our troops home. That the main stream media are reaching the point of aiding an enemy who's soul purpose is to exterminate us, (with suicidal passion) , for the soul purpose of a political agenda, is shameful at the least and borderline criminal.
Now the very fabric of our security is being threatened by exposing classified information and believing the publics "right to know" outweighs any safety concerns of our community. I believe the president should make a stern reprimand to those so close to the "line" and remind these party's that we are a war.
The Democrats have been graciously silent for the past few days. Respect for the celebration of the birth of Christ may have played a small part and no power players on the left want to be the first to throw out the first handful of mud, but don't expect that to last.
With the economy steaming along at a healthy pace for the third and fourth quarters, another major hurdle in the Iraqi elections and the insurgency on their last ropes, 2006 looks brighter than ever. Consumer confidence is strong, but look for the MSM to put a spin on all these positives. Going into an election year for many in congress, fact-checking and exposing gross errors in reporting will be crucial. Expect the rhetoric to rachet up dramatically.
Many are fed up with the talk of defeat and the negative reporting by the MSM, especially when there are so many positive storys of success. Exact timing of the New York Times release of the NSA story (held for a whole year) proves this papers unmitigated agenda with this administration that has prevented another attack for over four years. This goes into the category of doing what is not in the best interest for the people of this great country and they should be publicly chastised, and the "leakers" need to be prosecuted.
The only way to get to the MSM and their ilk of defeatism is in the pocketbooks of their investors. Canceling subscriptions is the only way short of taking them to court for treason. (Might as well get accused of violating the first amendment while were at it. )
The left needs to clean up their "pot and pans". The garbage they're serving is not palatable.
If this seems like some one on the right throwing the first mudpie, then so be it. I have no trouble sleeping.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Update: The carpet in the bedroom is now dry, and being a "floor-guy" I simply pulled the carpet up and replaced the saturated pad. When this current system (of wetness) passes I plan to construct a french-drain in the front of my place to re-direct any future mishaps that come from the road. Two days have been lost in this last week before Christmas, but I feel lucky that I came home when I did to prevent further damage. If this is the worst thing that can happen to me in all of 2005, I will consider myself blessed. :)
Sunday, December 18, 2005
But that era changed.........
Having spent seven years (in high school and college) beating the best in the state of California (most of the time) I was turned off on a whole generation of "Big Time Wrestling", WWF, WWE RAW, and the phony-ness of this "sport". Only another "wrestler" would truly know the sacrifices made to reach such a level of competition, and in my opinion (I thought) WWE will never know those sacrifices.
I had lost 8 times in my career, but I would give a few more to be one of those WWE fellers that are entertaining those troops in Afghanistan during this holiday season.
All the respect I had lost, was regained in an instant.
Thank you WWE, Red and the "Boys" are proud of you. We all are.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
When it became apparent that the presidents foreign policy and
his personal battle on the global War on Terror (GWOT) is
showing success on most fronts, the democratic "strategy" was
to attempt to steal some "thunder".
Knowing full well that following successful elections in Iraq in
December, the administration was planning to begin to bring a
portion of troops home in 2006. Also, the acceleration of Iraqi
military enlistments and training has become monumental in our
transition plans. Iraqi citizens turning in high-level insurgents is
also a sign that the tide is turning. Too many positive reports,
including Iraqi infrastructure coming on line, (despite the
constant negative reporting by the "old media" (formally the
MSM) via NYT, Wapo, et al), the democratic party saw the
writing on the wall. Even a partial stability in Iraq and marginal
coalition withdrawal would be perceived as a victory for this
administration, indeed a victory for the entire world.
So, what can a democratic party do? For starters claim that
while you "support our troops", this WOT is all Bush's fault, (no
WMD's, faulty intel, etc.), make the claim that there is no way to
win this war and bring all the troops home now, with no regard
for the lives of the Iraqi people.
Visions of a "Viet Nam" like disaster silently passed thru the
party, knowing full well this would swing them back in to power.
When and if our troops start coming home, the democrats will
attempt to claim it was their party that bullied the Bush
administration to "bring them home", despite the situation on the
ground. While trying to steal this "thunderous victory" from our
president, the dems have received a lighting-bolt that has
burned deep into their reputation. They will be perceived as the
party of defeatism, obstuction, and putting their political goals
ahead of what is good for this country.
This is a party in total disarray. The common sense moderate
democrats are pulling their hair out trying to separate
themselves from left-wing wacko's (who's hatred for Bush has
consumed them). The "melt-down" -- to say the least-- is
Friday, December 09, 2005
EXCLUSIVE: GOP TO LAUNCH 'WHITE FLAG' DEM ATTACK
The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks.
The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week.
A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, “This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue to pander to the anti-war activists within our party.”
The web video advances the Republican contention that the Democrats only have a “retreat and defeat” message on the war in Iraq.
The video highlights the effect Democrats can have on the morale of U.S. soldiers.
One Republican strategist familiar with the ad said, “The Democrats, especially Howard Dean have a way of trying to turn the tables and say ‘that’s not what I meant’ – its just those ‘evil Republicans’ This video will make them crazy – it reinforces what they really believe with what they actually said – and that is devastating for the Democratic Party.”
U.S.: Why Economic Growth Is Galloping: From Yahoo News
The economy is proving as unstoppable as the 11-0 Indianapolis Colts. Consumers have kept spending even in the wake of sharply higher energy prices and after their confidence was pummeled by this summer's hurricanes. And despite initial worries over demand generated by the storms and oil hikes, businesses continue to invest in new equipment and add to their payrolls.
AFGHANISTAN, four years later: Via Barsepundit
Four years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghans express both vast support for the changes that have shaken their country and remarkable optimism for the future, despite the deep challenges they face in economic opportunity, security and basic services alike.
From Protien Wisdom's Jeff Goldstein
More pushback from the White House, this time aimed at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi—an outspoken proponent of the Murtha plan for a quick withdrawal of US troops from Iraq—whose position appears to be based in part on a series of factual misunderstandings:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Tries To Talk Down Progress In Iraq. "In his speech today, President Bush offered anecdotes about economic progress in Iraq; he neglected to point out that oil production is flat, that the generation of electricity is below pre-invasion levels in many areas, and that unemployment is estimated to be 40 percent or more. Those facts produce frustration that only aids the insurgency. The reconstruction effort in Iraq has faltered in large part because the President’s policies have not made Iraq secure.” (Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Press Release, 12/7/05)
FULL STORY HERE
Exclusive: Sen. Allen Withdraws 'Hate Crimes' Support
By Jeff JohnsonCNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
December 09, 2005
(CNSNews.com) - Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen will no longer support "hate crimes" legislation that includes "sexual orientation" as a protected status, even if the proposal is identical to a bill he voted for in 2004. The Virginia senator acknowledged Friday that such legislation could be used by federal courts to extend civil rights protections to homosexuals and to squelch free speech.
full story here
Now this what I call GOOD NEWS!:
Sunni Arab clerics also took the opportunity of Friday's prayers to urge a big turnout in next week's elections, saying voting was a "religious duty" that could hasten the departure of American troops.
full story here
My comments here: (editing in progress)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
WASHINGTON — Democratic Chairman Howard Dean on Monday
likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, "The idea that the United
States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong," comments
that drew immediate fire from Republicans.
In an interview with WOAI-AM in San Antonio, Dean criticized what he
called President Bush's "permanent commitment to a failed strategy"
while saying, "We need to be out of there and take the targets off our
troops back." Dean suggested "a strategic redeployment" of U.S.
troops over the next two years.
"I wish the president had paid more attention to the history of Iraq
before we had gotten in there," Dean said. "The idea that we're going
to win this war is just plain wrong."
Republican Chairman Ken Mehlman said Dean's "outrageous
prediction sends the wrong message to our troops, the enemy, and
the Iraqi people just 10 days before historic elections."http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177771,00.html
35 minds Fred Gedrich, a retired senior State and Defense departments
official, is one of 35 U.S. foreign-policy and defense analysts who, as
Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl puts it, meld their minds into "a
broad but coherent strategy for winning our war against Islamist
jihadists." Discussing "War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in
the War for the Free World," Mr. Gedrich tells Inside the Beltway the
unique book's lead author is Frank Gaffney, president of the Center
for Security Policy, and the foreword is penned by former CIA Director
James Woolsey. Posted by the State Department in Beijing during the Tiananmen
Square massacre (Mr. Gedrich called on more than 50 U.S. foreign
missions during his career, including Beirut and Haiti under hostile
conditions), Mr. Gedrich contributed to the section on the State
Department. The very first step of "War Footing": Know the enemy. Written by Alex Alexiev, senior fellow for the Center for Security
Policy and a former senior analyst at the Rand Corporation, he focuses
on Saudi Arabia's principal role in creating and proliferating the
Islamofacist ideology that the world is now confronting, and its
dangerous implications for the Muslim world and the West. What needs to be done? "Recognize that: 1) Islamism, though parading as a religion, is, in
fact, a totalitarian ideology; like other such ideologies before it, unless
defeated, this one will stop at nothing short of the destruction of our
tolerant society and constitutional government. And 2) that in virtually
all cases, Islamism and its terrorist manifestations have been -- and
continue to be -- state-sponsored."
Story picked up here
Sending a message Representatives of the District-based National Center for Public
Policy Research were at the United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Montreal yesterday to hand out "emissions credits"
printed on toilet paper. Printed on each ply are the words 'Emissions credit" in five
languages. The organization said the rolls of toilet paper were
intended to "symbolize the failure of the Kyoto Protocol and the futility
of emissions-trading schemes." Under the European Union's "CO2 Emissions Trading Scheme,"
companies are allotted credits that allow them to emit a fixed amount
of carbon dioxide. Companies that reduce their carbon dioxide output,
and, thus, don't use all of their credits, can sell them to companies
that are exceeding their C02 allotments. "Emissions credits aren't worth the paper they're printed on," said
David Ridenour, the group's vice president, "unless, of course, that
paper happens to be toilet paper." http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/inpolitics.htm
Who Got 'Schumed'? N.Y. Senators Vie for Top Billing on Law
By BRIAN McGUIRE - Staff Reporter of the SunDecember 5, 2005http://www.nysun.com/article/23932?page_no=1
???? Can't the dept of Homeland Security just over-ride this whole ruling and/or GW make it an executive ruling, steeling the thunder from both of these wanna-be presidents? We could then call this story: Shumer and Hillery get Bush-shumed;
Who's Lieing about Iraq? H/T: CSPT
Cut and Runners : H/T: Instapundit
Rove Strikes Again! :