Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Face of Islam

This is the responce to some f**king troll that dropped by the Rott. I would have forgiven the grammar, but his whole attitude after mutitudes of postings saying the same thing, just kinda got me riled. I decided to copy my responce here.

"may be if ‘’YOU'’ watch the news you’d know that your government had repeatedly apologised for the mistake of its ‘’ignorant wankers'’ such as yourself and still is till this minute sending letters and calling the arab governments & begging them for forgiveness."

This is the major cultural difference between a civilized society and some little backwater has-been society. Being we are the Biggest, Baddest, Strongest Mutha on the block, we actually can apologize to the little geeks when we hurt their feelings. It's nothing to us because who the hell cares what you think and we would really just not have to go through the trouble of swatting you down again.

In your "culture" you take an apology as a sign of weakness, so you won't apologize for anything. Hence your stupid fucking generational tribal wars and bitching about crap that happened 500 years ago. If you were culturally aware you would realize that we grew out of the Hatfield and McCoy era back in the 1890's. We consider the first to apologize over a perceived slight the bigger man. But, you wouldn't understand that being raised in a culture that stopped growing in the 600's.

We do not fear you. We have tolerated you. Your bellyaching all the time about everything is now starting to just piss us off. It took Israel just six days to kick your asses in the ‘60’s (three against one). It took us 100 hours to kick Soddom's {sic} ass out of Kuwait and took us 41 days to overrun Iraq completely, and we didn't even have to use our big toys.

Your people have been pushing in to many places claiming we aren't willing to accept your religion. Tolerate it, yes. Accept it, maybe. Bow to it, NEVER.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Random Thoughts on a Sunday

Today did not start well.  Sat up in bed and due to allergies my sinuses decided to drain like the mighty Mississippi into the Gulf.  Followed immediately by Howard Dean being interviewed on FoxNews.  I felt like his inane spinning of facts and outright lies were wringing my brain and it was running out my nose.  

If one more congresscritter says the military does not have the body armor they need, they should be forced to wear said body armor for one week and see how they like humping around all that weight.  Every soldier I’ve heard has said enough is enough.  Added weight = decreased mobility.  A soldier now carries 85pounds of equipment into combat.  I bet a congresscritter couldn’t make it up the capitol steps toting that.  Course, that could be a good thing.

Condi announced that the Paliswinian Authority will not be getting any aid from the US and Israel said it will not be sending the tax revenue of NIS 200 million (43 million $US) this coming Wednesday for the month of January.  Aught to be fun to watch them try to run a country with no revenue.

President Bush will give the State of the Union address this Tuesday.  Here’s hoping he lines out an actual conservative policy for the remainder of his term.  With midterm elections coming up we need a definite stance on where the GOP wants to go and how we plan on getting there.  Should make for a fun discussion over on the “Rott”.

Cindy Shitcan has announced she intends to run against Dianne Feinstein for California Senator.  This could prove to be the most fun I’ve had in years.  It will be enlightening how many Dhimicrats will abandon Feinstien for whatever the “Lady of the Ditch” has to offer.

Just read that the Useless Nitwits are chafing at the bit to get a hold of the global economy.  I am getting a deep, deep fear of where this will lead.  I will cover this in more detail this week.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Minimum Wage

There are the rumblings again of raising the minimum wage.  The argument once again is that a family cannot afford to live on one person’s income at the prevailing rate.  Yes, that is true.  A family of four cannot live on $10,712 (Federal) or $14,040 (California) per year.  The poverty level for the 48 contiguous states and D.C. for two adults with two children is $18,850 (Federal) and $17,463 (California).

The problem with this argument is the assumption that:
     1) There will be only one wage earner in the family
     2) The earner is locked into this wage/job forever and
     3) Raising the minimum wage will lift the earner out of poverty.

These are my takes on these positions:

1) There will be only one wage earner in the family
While it is the ideal to have one adult working and the other home with the kids, it isn’t really feasible in today’s world.  To maintain a middle class life style at descent wages requires both adults to work.  If one parent decides to stay home, adjustments have to be made to life style.  This is the choice of the individual, there is no “right” to have more children than you can afford on the money you earn.  The government is not responsible to pay for your decision to have four kids when you only make $6.00/hour.

2) The earner is locked into this wage/job forever
The minimum wage as it was originally set was to give a baseline for employers for beginning employees.  It was a place to start while the person learned the job and got experience working.  When the employee put in a certain amount of time, the employer should recognize the added worth of the employee and increase his wage.  If the employer will not give a raise, the person is free to leave and seek employment with someone else, but now they have work experience and will be worth more in the next position.  Minimum wage is just a starting point for low skill positions.  Nobody should plan on working at McDonald’s or a car wash as a career and expect to make enough to support a family.

3) Raising the minimum wage will lift the earner out of poverty
This just isn’t going to happen.  The economy is always going to have bottom wage earners and the minimum wage affects everyone’s wages.  If the burger flipper or the car toweler gets paid more by fiat of the minimum wage law, the employer has two options to stay in business and make a profit (for anyone who forgot, profit is the reason to own a business):
1) Keep his prices the same, but let people go to reduce his overhead.  This is good for the retained employee, but devastating for the guy getting the axe.

2) Raise his prices and keep all current employees.  Now the customer will pay more for      his burger and to get his car washed, so his cost of living has now gone up.  To       compensate for this, he requires a raise.  Because he needs a raise, his company raises      their prices and on up the chain.  Now the cost of living has risen across the board and      the Poverty Guidelines rise, so the minimum wage earner is still in the same position as he was prior to the increase.  The paycheck just looks bigger.

In the long run, increases in minimum wages really do nothing to better the buying power of the person they were intended to help.  It is another of those “feel good” legislations that are written only to make the people think the government is looking out for the little guy.  The only way to get yourself away from this trap is to learn your job well enough that the employer will pay more to keep you, move to another company that recognizes your worth and pay you more or work to improve yourself though training and/or education.

Nobody owes you a living, you have to go out and earn it.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Jimmy Carter Money Launderer

Our former (thank G-d)President has come up with a money laundering scheme.

From The Jerusalem Post
Carter, who led an 85-member international observer team from around the world organized by the 'National Democratic Institute' in partnership with 'The Carter Center," urged the international community to directly or indirectly fund the new Palestinian Government even though it will be led by an internationally-declared foreign terror organization".

Even though? Even though?
He added that if international law barred donor countries from directly funding a Hamas-led government than the US and the EU should bypass the Palestinian Authority and provide the much-needed money to the Palestinians via non-governmental channels such as UN agencies.

Ok. We don’t trust Hamas to use the money for what it was intended, so we run it through the Useless Nitwits who did such a wonderful job with the Food-for-Oil Program in Iraq. Then whatever cash makes it out the other side after they take their processing fee cannot be tied to us. So, not only will we be shoring up a terrorist organization, but it will now cost us $200 million to give $100 million in aid and the UN gets the credit. Hey, this sounds good all around.
Regardless of the government, I would hope that potential donors find alternative means to be generous to the Palestinian people [even] if the donor decides to bypass the Palestinian government completely, Carter said, stressing that his main concern was to avert the suffering of the Palestinian people, which he said could lead to a new cycle of violence.

The poor suffering Palistinian’s? New cycle of violence? I didn’t know the last cycle ended. If they’d stop blowing up restaraunts, busses and hotels and take the West Bank and Gaza for their State then try living like a civilized people, perhaps they wouldn’t have to suffer so much.
He noted that the heavily funded Palestinian Government would run out of money at the end of next month.

And that would really be a shame. Did these idiots really believe we would continue to give them a $100 million dollars every year when they choose the party that has the destruction of Israel and the US as their goal.
The former Democratic president's comments came as US President Bush said that Hamas cannot be a partner for Middle East peacemaking without renouncing violence, reiterating that the United States will not deal with Palestinian leaders who do not recognize Israel's right to exist.

Thank G-d it’s 2006 and not 1977. At least Bush said the right thing, now let’s see if he sticks with it.
Carter, who has long supported the participation of Hamas in the Palestinian elections, voiced the hope that the Islamic terror group would act responsibly now that it had won the elections.

Right. 60 years of preaching destruction and when they get into power they will see the errors of their ways and the world will know peace at last.
It is now up to the elected leaders and representatives to construct genuinely democratic institutions and processes that will bring the peace and prosperity that the Palestinian people deserve, within a free and independent state, the group said in a preliminary report on the parliamentary elections issued Thursday.

Muhahahaha. Stop it you’re killing me.
It is universally accepted that democratic elections and democratic governance are about employing peaceful means to achieve political goals, the report stated.

Obviously there seems to be an overlapping of universes here because I sincerely doubt that Hammas can be peaceful for more than....whoops there they go again.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

U.S. Troops Serving Under U.N. Control

I am totally against the placing of United States military resources under the direct and complete control of the United Nitwits.  

Michael New is correct in his insistence that:
"I have a problem with that, because I am not UN. I explained this to my lieutenant, and told him, 'Sir, I don't think I should have to wear a UN arm band or a UN beret. I'm enlisted in the U.S. Army; I am not a U.N. soldier. I have taken no vow to the UN; I have taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America from enemies foreign and domestic. I regard the UN as a separate power.... Where does my oath say that I have to wear UN insignia?'"

Placing foreign commanders over U.S. troops is foolhardy in the least.  They are not trained in the techniques of how our military is deployed, and therefore are more than likely to put our personnel into dangerous situations.

The restrictions of the Useless Nitwits in executing a “peacekeeping” mission is idiotic from the start.  Go into an out of control situation where people are being slaughtered, but don’t dare shoot at anyone, even if you see genocide taking place.  If the bad guys steal the Humanitarian Aid, right under your nose, to feed their troops and supporters, don’t do anything.  It might just antagonize the situation.

If they are going to send armed personnel to a place that needs to be controlled and then do nothing to assert the needed control, then there is no reason for them to be there.  The only thing accomplished is we end up with a fairly accurate count of how many innocent people were killed while we were there protecting (?) them.

SuperBowl XL Prediction

Seahawks over Steelers

This prediction is just from the heart.  I loved the Steelers in the ‘70’s with Bradshaw and the Steel Curtain, but they have their championship rings.

Seattle’s never really even got close to winning since their inception as an expansion team.  I can remember Jim Zorn having great games against the Raider’s.  I just feel it’s the Seahawk’s turn.

The ‘Hawk’s are a better team than people realize.  No huge names, but they play as a team.  Everyone I’ve talked to says Seattle doesn’t have a chance and if the Steeler’s feel the same way, then we may be in for a great game.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Teddy Needs Pedi-Oral Surgery Again

Once again the personification of all that is pure in the Dhimicrat Party has proven he knows what is the legal standard for someone who serves our country.

Form BostonHerald.com
Kennedy said, “I joined when I . . . 52 years ago, I was a member of the Owl Club, which was basically a fraternal organization.”

Damn, just because they were doing *hic* something I belived in then *hic*, and I continued to give them dues each year, I didn't *hic* know they didn't like women. No, wait, I like women, youknow MaryJo was a cute little, er, no, wait,this was 52 years ago, and what's today? Diane, what's the day, well anyway, it was a long time ago and I sign so many checks so you all don't have to work hard like, like, someone who has to work hard. So Vote Kennedy.

Nuclear Iran

I am getting those old feelings again.

I went through grade school in the 60's and can remember the once a month drills with the air raid sirens going off and crouching under the desk, hands clasped over the back of our necks, in preperation of nuclear attack. "Duck and Cover". Wouldn't have done any good, but it was the best they could come up with.

On through the 80's and the fall of the USSR, there was always that feeling that civilization could end right now due to something I may not even had the chance to hear about. My "Doomsday Clock" (this link: the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller covers how it works with commentary) moved back several minutes when Gorbachev let the wall be torn down.

Now, with Iran on the verge of developing WMD's, openly stating their desire for the eradication of Israel and willingness to forgo moneies from oil sales to achieve power in the Gulf Region, I have that feeling in my gut again.

Even with the Soviet's I figured that they didn't want to really lauch against us because of "Mutually Assured Destruction" (MAD), they did care about their country and people to the point that it actually worked, as insane has the concept was.

With Iran, MAD just doesn't seem to fit into the picture. If they launch 2 or 3 nukes at Israel, they know one of two things will happen. The US and Eurostan will stand by and do nothing, or we'll make martyr's of all of them so they get their 72 grapes.

A country that has the basic belief of paradise by dying sees itself in a win-win situation. This is not a reassuring position for a nuclear stand-off, therefore I feel that any premptive strike aginst Iran is justified and should be carried out as soon as enough information has been gleaned to assure us of taking out enough sights that their program is nullified, then we can restart talks on peaceful nuclear energy for the country.

Playoff and Superbowl Predictions

For Divsion Championships:

NFC: Steelers over Denver

AFC: Seahawks over Panthers

Superbowl XL: Seahawks over Steelers

These are my highly partisan opinions and using these predictions for betting purposes are solely the respocibility of the dope that put any stock in what I have to say on this subject.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

That Crazy Old Uncle of Ours

“Uncle Walt” was let out of the basement again and obviously he's off his meds.

Iraqis should have been told that "our hearts are with you" and that the United States would do all it could to rebuild their country, he said.

"I think we could have been able to retire with honor," he said. "In fact, I think we can retire with honor anyway."
--Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite

"our hearts are with you" - but the rest of us are leaving. Sorry about getting your hopes up about all that freedom stuff, but we’re sure that the history of South Viet Nam and Cambodia with 3 million people killed when we pulled out and cut off support to them won’t happen again. I mean look at all the nasty looks those countries got by committing genocide on their own population.

"In fact, I think we can retire with honor anyway." - where is the honor of running out half way through. This sounds like Nixon's "Peace with Honor" crap. After what we pulled on the Kurd's following Gulf War I, I was amazed that the Iraqi's trusted us as much as they did. If we abandon them again, we might as well just forget ever having any country trust us to back them up.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Judge Cashman Must Be Gone

This (Judge) Dictator must be removed from the bench now.  He, on his own decided he no longer believes in punishment.  Excuse me for not grasping this, but what exactly is the point of the criminal justice system if not to punish someone for breaking with the rules set down by a society?

This is a case of a scumbag, Mark Hulett, raping a child, repeatedly, over a four year period.  The sentence. 60 days in jail, because he couldn’t receive therapy while incarcerated.  His ass should be in jail for (forever) at least eight years. Then he can get therapy, although it will probably be for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome when the inmates find out he likes to rape little girls.  At least he could then sympathize with his victim.  If he misses one session with his therapist, back to jail for another two years.

Word on the street is that Cashman was a Republican and a hard liner in the past.  If he was, then something happened on the way to the store.  I would lean towards drugs and/or a major mid-life crisis.  Others might say that he realized that jailing people for a mental disorder isn’t justice.  To them I say bite me.  If going to therapy and having someone tell you it’s not your fault, you’re sick, is restitution for what this little girl is going to go though for the rest of her life, you obviously have no empathy or soul.

I fail to see where this became a case of how this affects Mark Hulett’s life?  I don’t know Mark Hulett and G-d help him if I ever met him.  I don’t know Edward Cashman and G-d help him if I ever meet him.    

Little Teddy Needs a Time Out

"And if I'm going to be denied that, I'd want to give notice to the chair that you're going to hear it again and again and again and we're going to have votes of this committee again and again and again until we have a resolution."
--Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)

This had to be the only enlightening moment of the whole four days of the Alito hearings. Teddy was going to hold his breathe until he got his way. All this over a document not written by Alito, from a group (Concerned Alumni of Princeton) he only had a tenuous affiliation with 25 years ago.

Thirty-four years ago when I was idealistic, I signed a petition to allow the Communist Party to get an initiative on the ballot. I knew it wouldn’t pass, even if it got enough signatures, but I felt they had the right to put it up to a vote.

Somewhere, I’m sure, in a little skinny folder at FBI headquarters is a note that I supported the Communist Party in 1972.

I swear that not now, nor have I ever been a member of the Communist Party. I was a Democrat, but they were different back then.

CAP was founded to support the ROTC program at Princeton (Alito was in the ROTC) whereas the rest of the student body was burning the ROTC office down. If an organization supported something that was important to me, I’d join.

Okay, CAP also was against affirmative action to increase minority attendance, I agree with CAP, and the school going co-ed. I suppose we should ask Senator Clinton, graduate of Wellesley College (all female), what the law is about denying admission due to gender is.

Back to the document (the Rusher papers) that Senator *hic* Kennedy was so adamant about: the Rusher papers, along with other records at Princeton, "give no indication that Judge Alito, who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was among the group's major donors. He was not an active leader of the group, and two of his classmates who were involved and Mr. Rusher said they did not remember his playing a role." by New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick

The “Chappaquiddick Swimmer” has once again pontificated from his high moral position only to be shown as a clown by the facts.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Gloves Come Off

Excuse me as I go into rant mode.

I have spent the day with the Alito hearings running in the background. Once again, what was suppose to be an interview discovering the qualification of someone to occupy one of the most important positions in the United States has devolved into the basest grandstanding by the esteemed (camera hungry) Senators.

With 30 minutes to delve into questions on his view on Constitutional law the Congresscritters are using 20 minutes to pontificate on what their views are on the law. STFU. I already know what your partisan and uninformed opinion is. If you could write a decent law with the correct wording, we wouldn’t need a court to rule it unconstitutional.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Constitutional Constructionists

With the confirmation hearings going on for Alito, it makes me think of what I expect of a judge on the Supreme Court.

I have been reading "The Heritage Guide to The Constitution" over the last month. I’ve been going slow, reading one or two Sections and/or Clauses with the explanations every couple of days. Allowing time to absorb what was written, how it has been ruled on in past cases and referenced with "The Federalist" to listen to what the Founders intended. This has taught me that the creators of this document were incredibly careful about the wording so as to be clear in their intent.

I have watched judges creating law out of whole cloth merely because they think that it would be a good thing for the country. Living in California with the 9th Circuit has given more than enough examples of this practice. If a law is required to address an issue, it needs to be specifically passed by the State or Federal legislatures, not ruled by fiat from the bench.

The Constitution was not meant to be a “living, breathing document”. It is what it is. There is a way to have it address whatever is necessary for the good of the country. AMENDMENT. If an issue needs to be addressed on the Federal level, a three-fouths majority of the states in the Union will ratify the law and it becomes part of the Constitution itself.

The idea of the purposefully general wording in parts of the document were written so as not to exclude future needs, not to allow a general wide ranging interpretations. Specific rights are enumerated with the Bill of Rights and the rest of the amendments.

A Judge should read the Constitution and decide the case on what the words say. If it is not addressed, the Federal Government has no jurisdiction and it should be remanded to the state level.

UPDATE: WorldNetDaily has an article on HR 4379, the We The People Act, which would remove from federal courts' jurisdiction any case involving religious liberty; sexual practices, orientation or reproduction; and same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Evolving Right - Where I Came From

I started very young as a Kennedy Democrat. Believing “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what can you do for your country.” This lasted most of the way through the Johnson administration, when I started to realize that all of the programs that were being set up to give a person a hand up, where morphing into strictly entitlement programs that were actually trapping people at the level they entered the system.

Nixon did nothing to reassure me that the Republican’s had a better answer, being bogged down in Viet Nam and the asshattery of Watergate, and Ford just did nothing.

Carter was the definite turning point in my evolution to the right. Here was an administration that made everything worse with every act. ? Unemployment, sky high gas prices (if gas was available), the Iranian hostage crisis.

Then came Reagan. He had been Governor of my state and had pulled it out of the fire. He said what he believed and was able to articulate it to the people of the country. He loved America. He firmly believed, as I do, that this is the best country on Earth and its system of government offers the best hope for a people to live free.

Since then I have watched the Republican Party drift away from less government to trying to match giveaways with the Democrats. I stay with the GOP because I feel it still can be brought back to its roots. The option of Libertarian, while appealing in some ways, would leave me railing outside the window. The Democrats have just gone to a straight Communism/Socialism/One World platform. While I believe we should help any person in need, I do not believe we owe everyone an equal lifestyle regardless of their contribution to society.