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Thursday, March 17, 2005

My first DU koolaid drinker

Section 15
Looks like I have my first visitor form the DU koolaid drinking crowd. Mark from commented from a post I did regarding Jon Stewert/Nancy Soderberg exchange on "The Daily Show". He asked me "Did I actually watch the video? or just read the misleading transcript?" Well I always thought the transcript was WHAT THEY SAID? How do I fight against such brilliant logic? I know I should just write it off as nonsense fromm the DU crowd but I decided to take a look at this enlightened ones blog. Boy did I find some choice stuff. In a post titled " Do the Body Count!" I found where he's coming from. His first sentence is a logical conumdrun.
Despite my certified anti-Iraq War credentials, I was in favour of removing Sadam Hussein from power through the use of force.
So how was he to remove Saddam without force? More UN sanctions? Magical fairy dust? He's for using force without using force, sounds just like Kerry.
I liken the situation from the end of the first Gulf War through to 2002 as a hostage situation. We were sitting behind our barricades, negotiating, making at times dubious trades with the gunmen in order to keep the hostages fed, and generally sitting on our collective behinds waiting for some sort of resolution to present itself.
Now who was the sitting President when we were doing this "sitting on our collective behinds" through the 90's?
It had become clear that we were going to grow very old waiting. In the meantime, what of the hostages? What of their lives, their liberty, their human rights? There comes a moment in any standoff when it's time to act and resolve the matter.
Who was the one the decided we were going to "act and resolve the matter"?
So yes, I could have supported invading Iraq, maiming and killing people, threatening to further destabilize a troubled region, mostly in the name of liberty, a little in the cause of world safety.
What about the "maiming and killing of people" already going on in Iraq for the prevoius 30 years? Mass graves, rape rooms, gassing of the Kurds and choking off the marsh Arabs by Saddam and his henchmen? What's more destablizing to a region than attacking 2 of your neighbors? One of which happend to be my fathers homeland.
By late 2002, I had dropped my support for the war for two reasons:

* It was clear the WMD threat was being massively exaggerated
* There was no sign of a serious reconstruction and democratization plan
First bullit point here
The NYT isn't exactly pro Bush but I suppose the article is some sort of right wing conspiracy. Second bullit point, take a look at anything at Cherkoff and you will find a plethora of information not reported by the MSM to debunk this false premise. I'm too tired to get into the rest his post at this moment. It's St. Paddy's day damn it and I've got to do my share to reduce the supply of Guiness!
track backed at OTB
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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Pay as You Go, So to Speak.

Yahoo! News - Florida Lawmaker Seeks Toilet Paper Tax
When I read this the first time I thought it was satire but I was completely wrong. Some of the quotes the reporter sites in the story have that humorous double-entendre quality to them. Such as:

In a Republican-dominated Legislature that doesn't like new taxes, the idea is likely to pretty quickly end up in the tank.


Senate President Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said he didn't think it would get too far, but didn't rule it out."We'll be getting to the bottom of it real soon," Lee said.

"We're not wild about tax increases," said House Speaker Allan Bense, R-Panama City. "But we'll certainly let it go through the system."
If it were to pass, the extra two pennies would start being charged in October. Lawson said it could generate $50 million a year.
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Friday, March 11, 2005

Those Pesky Silicon Packets

What's the purpose of those little silicom packets? They seem to be in everything nowadays, even a childrens shoe box. Why? There's probably a landfill full of those little things.
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Free Heroin For Canadians!

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Vancouver Tries Free Heroin Program

Everyday it seems Canada is following the wonderful lead of those sophisticated Euroweenies. Here are some choice quotes.
Vancouver Police Chief Jamie Graham (search) is among supporters who say the heroin giveaway will let junkies shoot up without having to resort to theft or prostitution to buy their drugs. Breaking that cycle of crime, they argue, is the first step toward turning an addict's life around.

“I’m not a medical expert, this is not my field. I'm an expert in public safety," Graham said. "And if this will help reduce the crime rate — I'm all for it.
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Here's an thought. If they are caught commiting a crime why don't you put them in jail? A long enough jail term will let these losers dryout and if the recommitt they get a real long term. This guy has the gall to call himself a "expert in public safety". So now you have a bunch of felons running around Vancouver smacked out of their gourds. I feel safer already. Even the junkies are skepitable.
Junkies offered different views of the program to FOX News. Some think it's the government's way of killing them, while others say they can't wait for the free dope. But none of them thought it would eventually get them clean.

"I think it would lower the crime rate. Nobody's gonna be robbing each other. Nobody's going to be sick enough to rob each other. All be taken care of. Free dope, woo-hoo,” said heroin addict Olivia Edgars. Recovered addict Chuck Swesey - who's been clean 20 years - says the program smacks of government drug pushing. He says he knows how he would've ended under a program like this: "I'd be dead ... or I'd be in a jail or an institution."

The $8 million Canadian program is patterned after similar efforts in Europe.
Even the junkies are honest enough to admit this program won't work.

One for the Beltway traffic jam. Click the OTB link below and enjoy.
h/t OTB
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Weekly Darwin Award Winner

Darwin Awards: 2003 Darwin Awards

Here's the Weekly Darwin Award winner, This one placed second in 2003.
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Monday, March 07, 2005

Monkey Attacks

I was listening to the my local AM radio station this morning when at the bottom of the hour newscast they were airing an interview with the wife of the guy who got attacked by monkeys in California. I could believe what I was hearing. I have to find the video or transcript somewhere because she said at the end of the clip, I'm paraphrasing here, "he was just trying to "reason" with them". The guy has one monkey chomping on his foot and the other monkey munching on his head and he wants to "reason" with them. Jimminy Crickets what was this guy thinking? Once he get's well, he definitely has another career choice, French Diplomat.
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One was at his head, one was at his foot. But all that time ... he was trying to reason with them," a sobbing LaDonna Davis told "Good Morning America." "I couldn't do anything.
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In order to find this I did a google of "monkey attacks". OMG think the Planet of the Apes thing is in full swing. Here are just a few from the first page.
Monkey 1
Monkey 2
Monkey 3
In the last one in the opening paragraph.
TOKYO (AP) -- A rogue monkey believed to be searching for a mate has attacked 23 women in a northern Japan town, police said Tuesday.

About a dozen police and 30 town officials were searching for the monkey, said Shigeru Arai, deputy chief of police in Suwa town, about 100 miles northwest of Tokyo.

The attacks began Monday, when the monkey bit 14 women as they put out garbage or left home for work, Arai said. Nine more women were attacked Tuesday, he said. Most of the victims were ages 50 to 80.
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Sunday, March 06, 2005

In the Garden II


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In the Garden


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Friday, March 04, 2005

Captain's Quarters

This is in reference relating to the issue of the McCain-Feingold campaign Finance Reform. I have cut and paste a blog entry from a highly respected blogger. I would hope that you would consider some type of legislation to remove the restrictive and possibily unconstitutional nature of the Act. Following is the full text of the letter. I strongly hope that your point of view is similar to the author and my beliefs. My personal opinion is this type of action is next to impossible to enforce nor prudent in action. The following has been cut and pasted from: http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/. Being a blogger myself as well as a believer the Constitution is not a "living document", I implore you to do what is right, not what is expedient.


This is what I used as a forward to Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon regarding the Captains' response to the Bradley Scott kerfuffle. I just had to use "kerfuffle" once.
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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Cool

I found this little tidbit over at the Volokh Conspiracy. Here
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Mount Ranier


Mount Rainier Posted by Hello

One reason why I like living in this part of the country is its diversity and I don't mean that in a PC way. From Portland on just about anyday, in any direction, you can drive 1 to 2 hours and come across tremendous forests, meandering rivers and wide open beaches. I've got oodles more pics like the ones I have posted(scroll down to see more). It's hard not to shoot a decent picture around here. I'm currently using a Cannon G3. I just started fiddling with the manual settings but I like the presets on it. They seem to work well. Most of the shots are using the setting for photographing outdoors during the day. I have Photoshop I can't seem to find the time to really learn it(note to self:could be doing that instead of typing nonsense).
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Constitutional Right not to be Offended

The Harvard Crimson Online :: News

Where in the world do people get the idea the life is supposed to be comfortable and non offending? I'm offended daily by numerous things including my dog shitting in my livingroom. Now that IS offensive.

Students said that some of Pinkett Smith’s remarks concerning appropriate gender roles were specific to heterosexual relationships.


So this is enough of a provocation to get these fools underoos in a bind?

BGLTSA Co-Chair Jordan B. Woods ’06 said that, while many BGLTSA members thought Pinkett Smith’s speech was “motivational,” some were insulted because they thought she narrowly defined the roles of men and women in relationships.

“Some of the content was extremely heteronormative, and made BGLTSA members feel uncomfortable,” he said.

Calling the comments heteronormative, according to Woods, means they implied that standard sexual relationships are only between males and females.


And what's wrong with "standard sexual relationships are only between males and females" seems to have worked for millennia.

In order to discuss these concerns and ensure that such a misunderstanding doesn’t occur again, Paulus said the BGLTSA and the Foundation are planning a joint breakfast later this week as well as a general discussion forum for all of the SAC member groups.

Paulus added that the Foundation will issue a letter later this week apologizing for any offense the show might have caused and encouraging concerned students to attend the planned discussions.

According to Paulus, the letter will acknowledge that “Pinkett Smith was just giving the story of her life. She just told things from her perspective, and her perspective was a heterosexual perspective. She wasn’t trying to be offensive. But some felt she was taking a narrow view, and some people felt left out.


This Paulus person is a weakkneed panty waste. Don't you just love the tolerance of these people, to have a different opinion than those of the anointed ones is considered offensive. I thought the whole idea of a education was to broaden ones perspective about life and the world, train the mind to think with clarity and to help prepare the students for life after they're done with their education?

h/t junkyardblog
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Answer to my own question

I asked in my previous post
They can't see past their myopic view and even hint at givng GWB any credit for what is going on. "but it's not necessarily directly related to the fact that we went into Iraq militarily." then what did cause it? France, Germany and Russia sure didn't help any. Maybe it's some mysterious force of the universe that caused all those people to empty into the streets of Beirut and demand the Syrians out of their country?
Well I came up with the answer, its FREEDOM, the natural yearning of all human beings.
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Democrats hate America

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today

This is going to be a on going feature here at thekaostheory, pointing out how the Dem's are 100% unamerican.

This takes the cake. I'm beginning to decisively conclude that the Dem's don't give a rats ass about this country. They relish in anything bad that happens to the US. Whether it be militarily, economically or socially. Here's a couple of excerpts from the Jon Stewart show via the James Taranto's's Best of the Web.

Soderberg: Well, I think, you know, as a Democrat, you don't want anything nice to happen to the Republicans, and you don't want them to have progress. But as an American, you hope good things would happen. I think the way to look at it is, they can't credit for every good thing that happens, but they need to be able to manage it. I think what's happening in Lebanon is great, but it's not necessarily directly related to the fact that we went into Iraq militarily.

Get it, "as a Democrat you don't want anything nice to happen to the Republicans, and you don't want them to have progress". But what if that it is good for the country as a whole? These people are deranged and truly do not care for or even like this country. They can't see past their myopic view and even hint at givng GWB any credit for what is going on. "but it's not necessarily directly related to the fact that we went into Iraq militarily." then what did cause it? France, Germany and Russia sure didn't help any. Maybe it's some mysterious force of the universe that caused all those people to empty into the streets of Beirut and demand the Syrians out of their country?

More:
Stewart: This could be unbelievable!

Soderberg:---series of Nobel Peace Prizes here, which--it may well work. I think that, um, it's--

Stewart: [buries head in hands] Oh my God! [audience laughter] He's got, you know, here's--

Soderberg: It's scary for Democrats, I have to say.

Stewart: He's gonna be a great--pretty soon, Republicans are gonna be like, "Reagan was nothing compared to this guy." Like, my kid's gonna go to a high school named after him, I just know it.

Soderberg: Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget. There's hope for the rest of us.
Once again they just don't get it, if we went into North Korea and rid the country of it's evil dictator, they would say what about country xyz? When xyz was taken care of the would go down to the next problem on the list. What about...fill in the blank....These people were in power for 8 long years and they couldn't do .001% of what has been accomplished in 4 years.

One nice thing to come out of this exchange was when Jon Stewert said the following.

Stewart: [crossing fingers] Iran and North Korea, that's true, that is true [audience laughter]. No, it's--it is--I absolutely agree with you, this is--this is the most difficult thing for me to--because, I think, I don't care for the tactics, I don't care for this, the weird arrogance, the setting up. But I gotta say, I haven't seen results like this ever in that region.


There might be some hope but I'm not going to hold my breath.

Update: Here's the link to the video feed.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

USC Football Schedule

Interesting schedule from my perspective, I might be able to attend 2 games up here in the Northwest this year. Eugene is great in September, the weatther can be absolutely beautiful. Blue skies, Williamette river flowing by and plently of pissed off Duck fans. Just like in that commercial, Pricless! Seattle at anytime of the year can be interesting. The way the weather has been around here lately, no rain to speak of in January or February, it will probably be snowing in October when the Trojans invade treehugger land. As my English friend has remarked to me in the past. "No worries, mate. Now sod off, swampy!
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Quote of the Week


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I decide to add a quote of the week underneath my banner. This will change weekly and hopefully stirs the imagination in those millions of readers who peruse this blog daily. So I uped my bandwith allowance and threw caution to the wind. I'm trully daring soul to risk all that. This weeks entry was from the great Ronaldus Maximus, enjoy.
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