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calendar   Monday - September 13, 2004

Expiration Date Today

The federal ban on “assault weapons” expires today. After ten years of one of the most ridiculous laws imposed by the Clinton administration, Americans are free to purchase the same guns that criminals are using to assault us every day. The law has had little or no effect in reality and was intended only to provide a sop for the anti-gun groups that Clinton was courting for their votes. Thank God the evil that politicians do does not live forever after they are gone.

And remember, a gun is just a tool. Like any other, it is just as good or bad as the person wielding it, no more no less. Practice firearms safety at all times .... and keep your powder dry. The anti-gun groups will not let this go uncontested, I promise you. They will not be happy until only the criminals have guns and the rest of us are left to defend ourselves with spitballs.

And when all the guns are rounded up who will keep the government from getting out of hand? Hmmmmmm ....?

Join the NRA today and learn what you can do to help prevent the politicians from taking away your Second Amendment rights. Just click the logo below ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/13/2004 at 06:45 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 11, 2004

Three Years After

It has been three years since we were attacked on our own soil; three years since nineteen madmen flew four airplanes loaded with jet fuel into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania; three years since we found ourselves involved in a war we did not start, did not want and did not expect. Over three thousand lives were lost that day. They were innocent civilians simply going about their lives, not soldiers in a war. No, those people who died that day were just plain folks going to work to support their families and live the American dream. The tragedy we all felt that day still lives with us. The families of those who died still have to live with their loss and most of them are probably still wondering .... why? I can’t give them an answer. I can only give them my prayers and a solemn promise that the tragedy we suffered will not be forgotten.

That is one of the reasons this blog was started. Last March we held a contest and asked everyone to submit essays describing how they felt and what happened to them on that tragic day. We all read the essays and voted for the best. However, we were all winners for refusing to forget the hurt that was done to us. I urge all of you to go read those essays and remember. They are posted on-line here and are a permanent part of this blog site (See “Required Reading: Memories Of 9/11” in the right sidebar).

After 9/11 this country was united and we all stood together against the enemy that would destroy us. We were proud to be Americans and we demonstrated to the world that we could “take a licking and keep on ticking” as the commercial says. On that day we were all stunned and knocked down with our grief over our lost friends. Our world was shattered. But we got up off our back, stood tall and started to rebuild, recover and go after the bad guys. The evildoers, as President Bush called them .. and they were evildoers, nothing more and nothing less, did not succeed. They were small, narrow-minded men bent on killing Americans, their hatred of us was the only thing they lived for. They really didn’t need a reason. They just hated us and what we stand for .. freedom. Their world is a dark one where women are abused and considered second-class citizens. They cherish war against people who do not believe as they do. They burn with hatred of all things that are different from themselves. They were, and still are, insane madmen with no goal in life except death for their cause. We were an easy target because we thought we were safe behind our Atlantic and Pacific walls. We found out that no ocean is wide enough to keep out determined madmen.

Since that day, however, thanks to President Bush and a majority of Congress we have (1) raised our shields here at home and (2) taken the war to the enemy. In both we are succeeding. There have been no further attacks on American soil in the last three years and we have done it without locking the country down or instituting harsh measures on the American people. Yes, we have to go through that ridiculous routine at the security check-ins at airports but other than that we have not really lost any of our basic freedoms that a declaration of martial law might have taken away. There have been no internment camps, no suspension of habeus corpus, no rationing and no spying into citizen’s private lives as has happened in previous wars.  No, we all have gone about our lives and trusted our government to take care of the problem and keep us safe. Because of that attitude, the economic recovery has progressed and things are getting better. Our law enforcement agencies have quietly done a magnificent job protecting us from our enemies while we keep America strong by doing what we’ve always done .. go to work each day and provide for ourselves and our families, interact with each other socially and politically, and keep dreaming the American dream.

On the external front against the evildoers overseas, progress is even better. Our troops, in cooperation with good people in the Middle East who also want to be free and safe, have cleaned out the pest hole in Afghanistan where the perpetrators of 9/11 had created a safe base from which to launch the attacks. The Taliban has been routed, removed from power and the Al Qaeda terrorist group has been destroyed and dispersed, their funding removed and most of their “soldiers” killed or captured. Their leaders are either dead, captured or on the run. Today there is a democracy in Afghanistan and national elections will take place soon for the first time in that country’s history.

In Iraq we have deposed a tyrant who was guilty of murdering millions of his own people and who started two major wars with his neighbors. This madman who used chemical and biological weapons not only against his enemies but against his own people was dragged from a “spider hole” stinking, bearded and covered with lice after eluding our troops for months. Now he will stand trial before his people. Those people will soon have a democratically elected government. They are already on their way to building the first democracy in that region. Sadly, we have lost just over 1,000 soldiers in that war in Afghanistan and Iraq and, I might add, every one of those troops was somebody’s son or daughter. They will be missed. But what has their sacrifice brought us? Yes, we are definitely safer without Saddam Hussein in power. He had defied the entire world for decades, sought weapons of mass destruction and announced his hatred of not only America but his neighboring Arab states as well, starting costly wars with both Iran and Kuwait. Our troops sacrificed their lives to give freedom to the Iraqi people and rid the world of the menace of Saddam Hussein. In that they have succeeded. There is still work to do though if we wish to make sure they didn’t die in vain. Other evildoers who don’t want to see free men and women in the Middle East are hard at work in Iraq trying to destroy the new democracy there. They have to be stopped .. and they will be stopped. How? One thing that Americans have always had in large quantities is determination We will see this thing through, come hell or high water.

Which brings me to the reason for this editorial. This is an election year in America and as usual the political partys are fighting it out between themselves over who should be the next President. Foreigners may look at the divisiveness, arguing and infighting and see America splitting apart. Wrong! This is just our normal show that the politicians put on for the American people every four years. They entertain us with their rhetoric, accusations, mud-slinging, attack ads, etc., etc. for several months, then the American people go to the polls and freely elect the best man (or woman) for the job. Then the politicians go back to their jobs that we assigned to them for another four years. It’s a never-ending cycle because America is a never-ending work in progress.

So to our enemies we, the American people want them to contemplate that fact. America is a never-ending work in progress. Why? Well, let me allow the men who created this country over two centuries ago to explain it to them and the entire world. This is what we are and what we believe ....

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/11/2004 at 08:25 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 27, 2004

Lock Him Up, Throw Away The Key

Why is it that I did not need a picture to place a color to the face of this moonbat's name?
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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 08/27/2004 at 04:17 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 28, 2004

Proclamation From Caesar: So Be It ….

Before I head off to Fleet Center for another evening of agonizing bullshit (which I am enduring only for the sake of you, our dear readers), I would like to pass along something I just received (from David H. - thanks, dude!):


MUST READ! - This is a reality check for the government and for us. After all, THE LAW IS THE LAW.
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If the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it.
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And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.
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And since they already have prohibited any prayer in the schools, of which they deem their authority, then so be it.
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I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.
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I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions. I would like to think that those people have my best interest at heart.
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BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?
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I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter & Sundays.
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I'd like the US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter as well as Sundays. Why should these be holidays for them if they don't believe in the reason we have them?
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I'd like the Senate and the House of representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break." What is Christmas without Christ?
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I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday, Easter & Sundays. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct".
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This would not affect any "non-governmental" business since everyone else still has the freedom of religion, we could all still enjoy our holidays.
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So I guess if they continue to bow to the wishes of the few, & if this gets out to the right people, maybe they would bow to the wishes of the many.
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So be it...........


Caesar will have more from the Belly Of The Beast later tonight ....
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2004 at 04:36 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - July 20, 2004

On Gay Marriage

One of the hot-button issues of this Presidential campaign is the subject of "gay marriage". Personally, I think everyone has it all wrong. That includes the Left and the Right. We have more important issues to obsess over during this election year, like national security, the economy, taxes, etc. I think it's time to defuse this issue before it gets out of hand.

For the record, I am not homophobic or "anti-gay". I am, however, a staunch Conservative and can proudly boast that I have never voted for a Democrat or Liberal candidate for office since 1972 (when I became eligible to vote). Regarding homosexuality, I can sum up my entire philosophy about homosexuals in three words: "I DON'T CARE". It is no more any of my business what Bruce and Steve do in their home than it is what Bill and Susan do in theirs. I just don't care. All I ask is that they keep it to themselves. I don't want to have Bruce and Steve over for dinner and listen to their sexual exploits any more than I want to have Bill and Susan over for lunch and listen to them talk about their love life. LA-LA-LA-LA-LA .... I CAN'T HEAR YOU ....

Love is a private matter between two human beings. The only type of "love" I absolutely, totally disapprove of is that between that damned gecko and the gorgeous brunette in the GEICO commercials on TV. There is no place for "lizard love" in my universe.

I also have a problem with incest and polygamy although not as intense as my dislike of "lizard love". Anything else .... I couldn't care less. As long as it involves two consenting adults.

Which brings me to the subject of "gay marriage" (again). Here's the problem: Conservatives and Liberals are taking it too seriously because of an often misunderstood Article of the Constitution ....
Article IV

Section 1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

Section 2. The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.
What did the framers of the Constitution intend with that? Generally speaking, they wanted to insure some sort of homogeneity between the states such that if you bought land in Georgia, the Florida government had to recognize you as a landowner. Or if you were tried of a crime in Nebraska and acquitted, then the Texas government had to recognize that you were a free man. And on and on ....

Here's the catch, though .... whatever you may think, in legal terms "marriage" is a contract between you and another human being that is licensed by the state in which you reside. Did you catch that word? Let me repeat it: licensed. Marriage is not a "right" bestowed upon you by a state or federal government. You are simply given a "marriage license" that entitles you to live together legally and enjoy the benefits of your mutual contract.

Here's the point everyone out there (and I do mean everyone) is missing: historically, "licenses" have not been transferable from state to state. Don't believe me? Try moving from Mississippi to Indiana. You have 60 days to turn in your Mississippi driver's license, take a written test and get issued an Indiana license. Fail the test and you get no license and can't drive in Indiana. Or an even better example, move from Indiana to Illinois. Your license to carry a concealed weapon is no longer valid at all and you better leave your firearms at home. The list goes on: fishing licenses issued in Louisiana are not valid in Arkansas - you need to re-apply. Hunting licenses, ditto.

Marriage licenses are the only state-issued licenses that have never been treated this way and that has only been by public consensus. A marriage license is still a state issued license just like the others mentioned above, no more and no less.

The solution to this whole "gay marriage" issue is really quite simple: treat marriage licenses just like other state-issued licenses. If you get married in Ohio and later move to Wyoming, you go to the courthouse, present evidence of your marriage in Ohio, take a test (optional) and get issued a Wyoming marriage license. If the voters of Wyoming pass a law saying "gay marriage" is not legal then .... let me see, you get issued a temporary permit to live together while you're in Wyoming but without the benefits of a legal Wyoming license (whatever they may be). I'm sure our various state legislators can sort out the details.

This solution is really very simple and satisfies everyone, Liberals as well as Conservatives. If a homosexual couple wants to get married in California or Massachusetts and the law there says the state may issue them a marriage license, then they may feel free to do so and enjoy all the privileges of married bliss (whatever they may be).

If, however, that homosexual couple decides to move to some other state where "gay marriage" licenses are not issued, they know beforehand that the rules will be different in their new home. And if they decide to sue in their new home state because they think their "rights" are being violated, everyone yell "BULLSHIT!" because, as stated above, marriage is not a "right". It is merely a state-issued license.

On this issue, Conservatives are wrongly assuming it is a Constitutional issue and an attack on "traditional marriage" from the Left. Liberals are wrongly assuming it is a Constitutional tool they can use. Both sides are wrong for all the wrong reasons. Liberals want to use state-issued licenses to enforce a Liberal agenda nationwide, regardless of what the people in other states think. They wrongly assume marriage is a "right". Conservatives, on the other hand, see it as something in the Constitution that needs to be fixed or sodomy will be forced on the nation as a whole, thereby destroying the "sanctity of marriage".

I say to both sides: the solution is right there, in front of your eyes .. as I described above. Stop fighting over a non-issue.

And while we're at it, let's make marriage licenses renewable every ten years or so, just like driver's licenses. If the marriage is failing, the couple just doesn't renew the license (of course suitable penalties would apply for "early withdrawal"). We could put millions of divorce lawyers out of business overnight. And that would be a good thing, wouldn't it? And don't even get me started on "learner's permits" ....

OK, everyone! Time to weigh in on this issue! The discussion is wide-open. Tell me if you think I'm full of shit on this issue. Tell me if you think I'm right or wrong. Speak your mind or forever hold your peace.
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/20/2004 at 06:00 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 19, 2004

GRR-R-R-REAT News!

After 6 years of discussing and arguing, after 6 years of trying to convince him that the party which he stood for was corrupt, vile, unethical and lacking in the moral values which he held, I was able to convince my father, age 82, that he should become a republican. He'd been making a habit of voting republican for some time now (Reagan, Bush, etc.) and kept insisting it did not make any difference how he was registered. Of course, I tried explaining that whereas what he said was true in the general elections, it was in the primaries that the candidates were elected and that if he gave up his voice in the primaries his selections in the general elections could be limited to someone he might not have liked. For six years I failed.

I even tried the old "father-son" bonding thing by telling him it'd be the best birthday present he could ever give me. No luck.

It was not until I actually took the initiative, got the paperwork from the Supervisor of Elections office and took it to him that he signed. All this from a guy who admitted to having voted in the Dummycrap pre-primaries in February for the candidate LEAST likely to EVER win nomination---Al Sharpton, simply because he can't stand The Poodle, John F**king Kerry. You gotta love it!

OBTW, my father became a citizen in the late 60s more because his job required it than anything else (the factory he worked in had defense contracts.) I asked him why he registered as a democrat and he said that as soon as he returned from his swearing in the union goons in his shop told him that is what he should do.

I feel content now, knowing the US will be a bit better place with one fewer registered dem.

OH, HAPPY DAY!!!
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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 07/19/2004 at 08:32 AM   
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A couple on guns

Gun owners are celebrating in Virginia as it is now permitted to openly carry weapons.

OBTW, crime is at the lowest rate in years. You'd a thunk it?



Mike Adams, that professor at the University of North Carolina who rants and rages against bullshit in the educational system, put out a nice piece about some recommendations on "first gun" purchases weapons for those who are in the market to purchase one or more weapons.

I don't know shit from shinola about pistols or shotguns or rifles so feel free to read the article, comment here or comment directly with Mr. Adams. All I know is that when I owned a S&W .357 with a six inch barrel, it was a sweet pistol. The .38 wasn't bad either. I envision a future purchase of a 40 cal semi-automatic pistol soon and possibly one rifle and one shotgun. The rifle will be for long-range use on large varmints (like barking moonbats) and the shotgun will be for close range work also on that same pesky varmint. This, of course, after the next civil/class war begins. BWAH HA HA HA!!
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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 07/19/2004 at 07:35 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 11, 2004

Laugh Your Ass Off

I don't know how he does it but Emperor Misha has discovered another priceless gem. I'm gonna have to go to Best Buy tomorrow and buy a new keyboard 'cause I just sprayed my entire drink all over this one. Go take a look at this and you'll see why. It's a 3.9 MB Flash video and if you're not on broadband it might take a while to load. Trust me. It's well worth it. Why? George Bush and John Kerry singing Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land". With appropriate visuals. Mheh-heh-he-he-he ....... ROFLMAO!
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/11/2004 at 02:08 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 23, 2004

The 1.7% Fear Factor

There are 6 billion people in the world today. And they are all scared to death of a small group of people. This group comprises only 1.7% of the population of the planet. This minority group has the world in it's grip of fear. This minority controls the hearts and minds of the entire human race on the planet. In ever recurring cycles, this small group of people commands the attention of the entire species. Are we talking about the terrorists? Or maybe the Muslim population?

No.

We are talking about the voters in the US Presidential election. In the 2000 election, there were 105 million of them. According to the most recent census, there are approximately 205 million people of voting age in the US but only 156 million are actually registered. Out of that, only 105 million actually voted in the last election.

Why does the entire world fear this minority group? Because every four years, this 1.7% of the population goes to the polls and freely elects the most powerful person on the planet. The person who controls the country with the biggest economy, the strongest military and the most powerful technology on the planet. This small minority of the world's population cannot be controlled or coerced. They must be convinced .... because they are all free-thinking, free-spirited, independent, stubborn, hard-headed individuals.

This small, elite group comes under fire every four years with everything from advertising campaigns to media editorials to .... terrorist attacks. Countries around the world and terrorist organizations do everything in their power to influence the minds of this small group. Everything from blithering idiot TV ads to beheadings is all intended with one purpose only: to influence the minds of the American voter. They are scared to death of us and the power we wield. It is an awesome responsibility.

Are you up to the task? Can you handle the responsibility? Are you a member of this elite group that controls the destiny of the world?

All you have to do is register to vote .... and then go vote in November. In the meantime, the world waits .... afraid of what you may do.

We have a document (PDF) that you can download and send to your state registrar's office to register to vote in November. In some states, you can even register on-line. Check out the document and read your state's instructions. There is even a handy postcard in the document that you can use (from the USPS).


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 06/23/2004 at 01:17 PM   
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