Thursday, July 31, 2008

Somewhere in America, last night

I guarantee you this exact conversation happened:

Wife - I need you to put more air in my tires

Husband - Why? I just checked them this morning and they have 32 lbs. in them just like Ford and Bridgestone both recommend

Wife - I was listening to Obama today and he says if we just put more air in our tires we won't need to ever import any oil ever again

Husband - Huh?

Wife - Oh, and you need to do a tune up on my car, too, that's the other part.

Husband - Oooookaaay. Did Obama happen to say just exactly what it is I am supposed to do to your car then? I mean, it's 3 years old and has 20,000 miles on it. The spark plugs are supposed to last 100,000 miles and the fuel injectors 50,000. Everything else is controlled by a computer.

Wife - You better call the Ford dealership then because we need to do both

Husband - Right, I'll go add some air to your tires and then I'll call Ford from the office tomorrow.

Also guarenteed is that the husband went out to the garage, turned on the compressor, squirted the hose a little, then came back inside. Today at work, he never lifted the phone up but he told his wife that he'll take the car in this evening because Ford can do the tuneup in a half hour. He then takes a leasurely drive...

Why should you vote?

Because if you don't, the liberal idiots in Colorado will vote in morons like Ken Salazar. Here he is refusing to allow OCS drilling to increase our domestic oil supply even if the price of a gallon of gas hits $10. Yep, you read it right. See for yourself and make sure you vote so we can try and get sane people elected from Colorado.

Hat tip to Moe Lane at Redstate

Friday, July 25, 2008

Some of the best writing covering the mesiah, ever

God I love British humor. From Gerald Baker of The Times Online is one of the best written pieces you'll get the pleasure of reading mocking the great Obama. It's called He ventured forth to bring light to the world
  • And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

    The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.

That's just the start, go read the rest. Imagine where you would go from there, and you will find yourself coming up short as to where Gerald takes it... It's a beautiful piece of work.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Friday humor

Update on a milblogger I pointed you to

Awhile back, I point you to a new milblogger to follow called Kaboom, A Soldiers War Journal. I hope you had a chance to read some of his stuff because it was really good. He's been taken offline by the Army over a blog he wrote. The site is still up and his girlfriend updates it from time to time about what's going on with Lt G and the rest of the Gravediggers, but all the original content is gone.

The Washington Post has a good article on Lt G and what happened called Silent Posting you should go read.
  • There was a boy who went to war, like many other boys before him. Maybe it made him a man, maybe it didn't. Maybe he already was a man, maybe he wasn't. Maybe it doesn't matter, maybe none of it does, maybe it all does. Maybe.

    -- Lt. G, March 4

In case you never made it over to his site, the article gives you a taste of some of the highlights and there's a link to an archive server with more that a friend of his has up.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A good read

The new Redstate is kind of clunky so I need to link you to a blog there that should make it up onto the recommended list, but probably won't as that doesn't seem to be changing much.

If you've ever wanted to know what a veteran's opinion of Iraq and Afghanistan is, go over and read A Veteran's Opinion.
  • As a veteran of both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan, I am constantly asked if we (The United States of America) are doing the “right thing over there." I am here to assure you that, with out a doubt, we are doing what is right.

Also, if you have a Redstate account, you could give it a recommend and we can see if we can get it up on the recommended list. Even NightTwister would probably go for that and he's holding the top spot right now.

Another take down of Obama's Iraq position

Steve Schippert at informs the messiah That Was Counterterrorism, Senator
  • Presidential Candidate Obama’s statements in and about Iraq in the past 24 hours have been nothing less than shameless and disgraceful. While we strive to avoid political discussion at ThreatsWatch, criticism of his words transcends rank political partisanship if for no other reason than his claims are simply and flatly untrue, made in a war zone, during a time of war and while running to become the Commander in Chief of US Military Forces. This simply cannot stand unchallenged.

    Not only does Senator Obama apparently think the Anbar Awakening and the Shi’a militia stand-downs that have occurred are somehow separate developments from the surge, which is a remarkable feat of logic in and of itself, but he is implying that they are part and parcel indigenous to what his ‘plan’ for ‘political progress’ would have afforded.

It just gets better from there, so go read the whole thing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Obama is Dog

Recycling an old saying some of us had for Eric Clapton.

With the increased fawning of attention to Obama by the old media I feel the need to point you to some good analysis on this whole Obama/Maliki supposed agreement on getting out of Iraq. To put it in the proper perspective, Peter Wehner over at The Corner explains Obama's Use of the Maliki Comments
  • In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine released Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said U.S. troops should leave Iraq "as soon as possible" and he called presidential candidate Barack Obama's suggestion of 16 months "the right timeframe for a withdrawal." The national security adviser to the Obama campaign, Susan Rice, said the senator welcomed Maliki's support, saying, "This presents an important opportunity to transition to Iraqi responsibility, while restoring our military and increasing our commitment to finish the fight in Afghanistan." Iraqi spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh quickly stated that Maliki's comments had been "misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately." Max Boot analyzes Maliki's statement and subsequent clarification and context over at Contentions.

Go read the rest to see an anology that points out how ludicrous this is.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just how wrong is Obama on Iraq?

Well, let's see, he wants us out ASAP. He believes the Iraqi government has done nothing to meet any benchmarks. He thinks we need to abandon Iraq and move everyone to Afghanistan to fight Al Qaeda and invade Pakistan.

To see just how horribly wrong he is, you need to read what The New Reality in Iraq is. Written by Fred Kagan, Kim Kagan, and Jack Keane of The Wall Street Journal via IraqStatusReport
  • All of the most important objectives of the surge have been accomplished in Iraq. The sectarian civil war is ended; al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has been dealt a devastating blow; and the Sadrist militia and other Iranian-backed militant groups have been disrupted.

    Meanwhile, the Iraqi government has accomplished almost all of the legislative benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration. More important, it is gaining wider legitimacy among the population. The attention of Iraqis across the country is focused on the upcoming provincial elections, which will be a pivotal moment in Iraq's development.

And, Obama isn't the only one wrong on Iraq

His whole party is right there with him. From Peter Wehner at The Daily Standard is Obama, the Democrats, and the Surge
  • This is the week that the Democratic party ran up the white flag when it comes to the surge in Iraq. Leading the surrender was none other than Barack Obama, the Democratic party's presumptive nominee for president and among the most vocal critics of the counterinsurgency plan that has transformed the Iraq war from a potentially catastrophic loss to what may turn out to be a historically significant victory.

Hat tip to Pejman Yousefzadeh at Redstate for the link. It's a great writeup so go read the whole article, and if you have time, Pejman's too.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Friday humor

Yeah, it's early, but I'm on a roll tonight ...

She is obviously a Democrat and recognized him as a Republican...

A spinning barstool

Courtesy of the McCain camp, via Steven Foley at The Minority Report

You could get almost as dizzy sitting on a barstool and having your kids or spouse spin you around, but this one is pretty effective too.

Within the "Margin of error"?

So the man made global warming scam has now been mathematically confirmed to be a total scam. From Right Wing News (cuz you obviously won't see this anywhere from the MSM) is Mathematically Confirmed: There Is No Climate Change Crisis
  • WASHINGTON (7-15-08) — Mathematical proof that there is no "climate crisis" appears today in a major, peer-reviewed paper in Physics and Society, a learned journal of the 10,000-strong American Physical Society, SPPI reports.

    Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN's climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is "climate sensitivity" (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2's effect on temperature in the IPCC's latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.

Yeah, but what do they know, they're just 10,000 or so physicists...


Hat tip to NightTwister for this one.

I always love to see a Republican smackdown of a double talking Democrat. Bob Schaffer handed an all time classic to Mark Udall in a recent debate. For your viewing pleasure, here it is:

Ya gotta just love it when that happens...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Iraq update from Michael Yon email

From the latest Yon email:

  • We have won the war in Iraq. By "we" I mean the Coalition and the Iraqis. Unless there is some unexpected reversal, what lays ahead is the challenge of building a better Iraq. There is still violence. We have lost four soldiers to combat this month, but there were times when we lost that many on an average day. There still are attacks, though we have finally reached the point where all that's left are truly "dead-enders." Al Qaeda is still a problem, but their numbers are decreasing in Iraq. The Iraqi people are sick of the violence. The Iraqi Army is filled with courageous soldiers who can fight. It is possible that by the end of the year we can really say, "Mission Accomplished," except for the continued support that Iraq will need.

    Personally, my optimism has never been higher for Iraq.
    Please click for some statistics.

    Very Respectfully,


Also, check out his website and his Success in Iraq post

  • Now it's time to rebuild the country, and create a pluralistic, stable and peaceful Iraq. That will be long, hard work. But by my estimation, the Iraq War is over. We won. Which means the Iraqi people won.