Sunday, January 23, 2005

Son's Porno + Mom = Son slapping Mom?

Tim Blair gives us a hysterical deconstruction of a Wash. Post article about an Iraqi Muslim, some girlie magazines, a Koran, a squad of U.S. soldiers, and the Muslim's mother. This is so unbelievable it must be read. In summary, Iraqis hate us because we discover their porno collections and force them to slap their mothers.

Update: It appears that Tim Blair's site is down. I'm not sure when it will be back up, but until then, the above link will not work.

Supporting the Troops

If you say you support the troops, go read this post over at 2slick's Forum. Then go write your Congressman and Senators.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Work Zone

The No Angst Zone has temporarily been turned into a work zone. As you can see, all but one of the pictures in the previous post don't work. I think it was an issue with my image hosting service, so I have a friend lending me space. Thanks, Andy! Unfortunately, I don't have time to change all the links around right now, so be expecting that tomorrow.

My apologies.

Photos from the Inauguration

Here's the promised photo essay, showcasing the finest in left-wing

"protesting" our country has to offer. Without further ado...

Well, to start off, here are a few pictures showing moonbats in need of
a civics lesson.

Yes, per the procedures outlined in the United States Constitution,
George W. Bush is the legally elected President of the United States,
and no, he isn't getting crowned, since he was elected, as opposed to
being given supreme executive power by a farcial aquatic tart.

Next, we’ll have some of the standard anti-Republican tripe.

Haha, I’m so clever, I drew a Hitler moustache on Bush!

Or even better, I’ll just put the word “Republican” and a swastika on
the same sign. Yeah, those Nazis murdered millions of Jews and other
non-Aryans, and started a war that killed hundreds of millions, while
Republican administrations have liberated millions, from the USSR to
Iraq. Good analogy.

Speaking of analogies, here’s another good one, from South Korea:

Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but by most accounts, this guy named
Osama bin Laden has been responsible for the death of quite a few more
innocents than President Bush. Oh, and then there’s that crazy guy with
the bad haircut and nukes that lives a couple hundred miles north of
where you are. And I think there are some U.S. troops there, under the
command of the “#1 terrorist” protecting you from…him…nevermind.

Moving on, I thought that Dick Cheney was supposed to be Satan, not

Then there’s some moonbats in need of a history lesson, as well:

I’m sorry, but I’m kind of at a loss for how the “Worst President Ever”
could have liberated millions of people in two separate countries from
tyrannical regimes, supported numerous countries around the globe in
their fight against Islamic extremist terrorism, and kept our Country

On a tangent, here’s an interesting picture.

Hmm…I wonder why the police are shooting pepper spray at these
peaceful, non-violent protesters? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact
that they were throwing snowballs, plants, pots, cans of soda, and other
assorted hard objects at the before-mentioned officers, would it?

Finally, here’s a series of pictures illustrating the radical-Left’s
“support of the troops.” A mother, protesting in honor of her son, who
was KIA in Iraq:

A "Bring the Troops Home" sign:

Flag draped coffins:

And a collage of Bush made up of pictures of fallen soldiers:

Other than the fact that I doubt most of the soldiers in the collage
would have consented to the use of their likeness, or the fact that the
flag-draped coffins are a “body-count,” depersonalizing the soldiers who
fought and died for this country, these actions seem to be expressing
some fairly mainstream, accepted, sentiments. After all, I’m sure most
American citizens would empathize with the mother, whose son made the
ultimate sacrifice, and that most Americans do wish that all the troops
could come home and be with their families.

But then you have protesters who do this:

and this:

and this:

While these actions do not surprise me, it is ironic that people who
profess to supporting the troops burn and desecrate the flag that those
same troops salute every day. The same flag those troops serve under.
The same flag that was the last thing covering the coffins of their
fallen comrades.

In a similar vein, we have students at Seattle Central Community
College "supporting the troops," albeit in an absolutely despicable manner:

First, here’s the caption that went with that picture: “Sgt. 1st Class
Jeff Due, right, a U.S. Army recruiter, is surrounded by protesters at
Seattle Central Community College, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Seattle.
After about a 10-minute standoff during which protesters tore up U.S
Army literature, the protesters were successful in getting Due and
another recruiter to leave their table under escort by campus security
officers. Several hundred students walked out of classes at several
Seattle colleges and universities to protest the inauguration of
President Bush.”

This Army recruiter was simply doing his job, which is to go to college
campuses, and find those that are willing to serve this country. He
does this job regardless of who is in the White House, regardless of any
political affiliation he has, regardless of the foreign policy of this
country. John Kerry could have been inaugurated yesterday and pulled
every U.S. soldier out of Iraq, and Sgt. Due would still have gone to
Seattle Central Community College to try and recruit a few good men to
serve in the finest Army on Earth.

But the hundreds of “protesters” were too stupid to realize that. No,
they saw two men wearing U.S. Army uniforms who were heavily
outnumbered and vulnerable, and decided that to show their
displeasure with a politician, they would strike against these two men.
Never mind the fact that these men are among the same ones who gave
them the right to speak out against the above mentioned politician.
Never mind the fact that this soldier has nothing to do with the policy that
led to the War in Iraq these “protesters” were “protesting.” The “protesters”
reverted tothe timeless far-left technique of taking out your political
frustrations on men in uniform. Oh, and forget about non-violence and
civilized discourse. Why do that when you can jeer and intimidate,
forcing a soldier of the U.S. military to be escorted away by police,
for his own safety?

Hopefully, there will one day be a time when the shameful treatment
soldiers received during the 1960s and 1970s will truly be in the past.
Obviously, regardless of all the left’s rhetoric about supporting the
troops, that day still has not arrived.

There was one picture that made me laugh, though:

Now, look closely at the two females in the foreground of this picture.
Look familiar? If you need a hint, check out the flag-burners shown



It obviously didn't work.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

My apologies (again)

I'm terribly sorry about the lack of posting this week; I've been horribly busy with schoolwork.

Okay, I'll be honest. I've just been slacking this week. But, I'm going to make it up to you, my faithful readers (or lack thereof) by doing a PHOTO post. Big step up, I know. What's the inspiration for this, you ask? The actions of some protesters during the inauguration so confused, frustrated, and infuriated me that I felt compelled to share them with you. So be looking for that this weekend, in addition to some commentary on what I promised you for last weekend.

One other thing - It has come to my attention that I've been added to the blogroll or mentioned at a few other sites. Just wanted to express my appreciation to Bob at Going Down Range, the Banty Rooster, Romeocat, and of course, the East Commons Family of blogs. Like the Rooster said, if you have something interesting to write, people will read it. So far, it appears that either I write about interesting topics, or people are pitying me.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Odds and Ends

I'm anticipating having time this weekend to blog more than a bit; be expecting some comments on the election of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) as the President of the PA, the decline of feminism, and the blatant bias of Newsweek. Oh, and I might get around to working on my Sharansky essay; I've got about a paragraph and a half done. In the meantime, check out the newest member of the East Commons Family. Straight from the nerd section of the Gross High senior class, its Nick W. telling you to Get a Life! While Outsider says this site promises says both comedy and substance, I'm thinking that we need to leave the substance to Outsider and myself and have Nick handle the comedy.

No offense.

Also, you may have noticed that I've added a blogroll in the right column. I try to visit each of these sites at least once a day. The blogroll is divided up into 6 main categories: Milblogs, which are blogs written by active duty or retired military personnel. These are some of the most intelligent and informative blogs around. Iraqi blogs, which are where you will find some of the most reasonable and even-minded debates regarding the situation in Iraq, from both sides of the argument. Foreign Policy, which is where us conservatives go to learn about our evil neo-con plan to take over the world. Seriously, between the Belmont Club's incisive..insight, and the Winds of Change's great round-ups of various hotspots, these blogs are the best place to go for one-stop shopping on world events. The Big Boys, which are the kings of the blogosphere. Miscellaneous, which is where I put IMAO and Get a Life, my two comedy sites, and the Banty Rooster, which doesn't really fit into any of the above categories. You'll just have to visit it to find out. And finally, there's my friend's Xangas or equivalent, where you can go if you wish to get some angst, since there is none here.

So, there you have it. When you get a chance, I heartily recommend checking out each and every one of the sites on my blogroll. I can guarantee you'll learn something new every time you visit. With the exception of the Xangas. All you'll get there is a hearty dose of angst.

Before I go, I'll leave you with this story about how the American-Muslim community is getting up in arms over the fact that an American-Muslim family is depicted as a sleeper terrorist cell in Fox's hit show, "24." The story itself is pretty self explanatory, but I found a quotation in the story that is hard to believe.

" The Fox television network said on Thursday it will provide its stations with TV spots that portray Muslims in a favorable way after it received complaints for featuring followers of Islam as terrorists on its hit television show "24.""

And all those bearded guys in the Middle East walking around with turbans on while they blow stuff up must be Mennonites. Ah, where would we be without political correctness?

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

More news bias

So I"m sure you've all heard about the bombing 'mistake' that happened in Iraq recently. What you might not know is that the house 'mistakenly' bombed was the actual target of the raid; the bomb wasn't supposed to land on the house, only near it. The owner of the house, as I'm sure you could have guessed, was a person who liked to kill Iraqi police officers.

Greyhawk has the details.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Random tidbits

First, this absurdity from the Democratic Party. In the Democratic weekly radio address, Rep. Charlie Rangel (the co-author of the infamous 'new draft' bill), said that President Bush was using 'scare tactics' in order to push through his Social Security privatization plan. According to Rep. Rangel, there is no Social Security deficit, and Social Security will last for another 50+ years.

He's right, you know. Social Security will last for 50+ years. At which point it will run totally broke, and be completely out of money. I guess this is where Rep. Rangel wishes for the program to go.

Secondly, this nonsense from the Pope. It'd be nice if the Pope felt the need to comment on the 51 political prisoners good ol' Fidel is holding in jail simply because they spoke out against him.

"John Paul II also called on the Cuban authorities "to continue their sustained efforts in the fields of health, education and culture"

I assume he's referring to the wonderful socialized health system Cuba has, where drugs are nonexistent, you have to wait 6 hours to get emergency surgery, and the surgery is performed in an unsanitary room without curtains; the Cuban 'education' system where youngsters are taught to love Uncle Fidel, worship Socialism, and to obey authority without question; and the culture where you are free to be an long as you toe the party line.

Actually, its kind of ironic. John Paul goes to Poland in the '80s, criticizes the Communist government, and inspired a nation to overthrow its yoke. 20 years later, John Paul supports the status quo of the 'Socialist' government in Cuba, and says nothing about its repression or political prisoners.

What a difference 20 years makes.

Got $36 million to spare?

The Chicago Tribune apparently thinks the CIA does. In an article entitled "Mysterious jet tied to torture flight," the Tribune spends most of the article 'outing' CIA Gulfstream V used by the CIA for clandestine transport, and then spends a minimal amount of space near the end of the article linking the airplane to flights where people suspected of involvement with al-Qaida were 'rendered' to countries whose laws limiting torture are less stringent than the United States'.

By 'outing,' I mean the newspaper found the tail number for the aircraft, found its previous tail numbers, found the names of corporations that had owned and currently own the aircraft, and then dug around for proof that the said corporations exist. Obviously, they don't. They're CIA fronts.

I have no problem with this article addressing the issue of rendition. In fact, I feel it is barely removed from U.S. sanctioned torture. A good column by Michael Ledeen similar to my views is here. But is it really necessary to totally blow the Gulfstream's cover, along with the front companies? According to most of the media a year ago, no. Joe "no yellowcake" Wilson's CIA 'officer' wife, Valerie Plame, was outed by an article written by Robert Novak. His source was an official in the Bush White House. Ms. Plame was operating 'undercover,' but her cover was blown when she was in the states permanently serving as an analyst at CIA Headquarters. The media, along with the Democratic leadership, began screaming for the head of whoever was responsible for the leak, along with (it seemed) half of the Bush White House. Eventually, an investigation was begun, and Novak and two other reporters were subpoened to reveal the source. They refused, and served jail time for contempt.

Fast forward a year. Now the media themselves blows the cover of a Gulfstream aircraft that frequently travels to nasty corners of the world, at the very least forcing the CIA to switch around the tail numbers and cover companies, at the very worst, endangering the aircraft and the lives of those on board. The CIA was already forced to change the tail number twice, once after a London Times 'expose' and again after a similar Washington Post piece.

The only common theme seems to be that the media's positions in both instances hurts the Bush Administration.