Saturday, April 03, 2004

Fallujah Delenda Est


I didn't post anything because I didn't have anything to to add to the (nonexistent) debate. I am on the record, repeatedly, as being in favor of taking this clash of cultures to it's logical end - and the events in Fallujah merely underscore the need to do this. They are animals of the lowest order. No reasoning, no resolutions, no due process.

We will win. That is not in doubt, never has been. The problem is that the American Left will not be happy unless one of their people is the one doing the winning. Thus, the American Left is quickly becoming as much of a Fundamentalist movement as are the butchers in Fallujah.

I am much more interested in the reports of more train bombs being discovered in Spain. Didn't paying the Dane Gelt assure that they wouldn't have to worry anout this sort of thing any more? Or has the backpack been sitting unmolested on the train since the attacks of 3/11? Not bloody likely.

The only reason that Spaniards weren't killed in Fallujah is that they weren't there.

The proper response? Salting the earth would be nice. Nuking from orbit isn't a bad idea, either. Killing all the firstborn sons is a distinct possibility.

The likely response? Mass arrests. Bitching from the Left about Civil Liberties of foreign nationals. More U.S. forces in the Triangle. Maybe some Israeli style bulldozing. Bitching from the Media about "Israeli-style" tactics (you heard that expression here first).

Gotta go. Company C of the 724th Engineering Batallion (Wisconsin National Guard) is coming home today after 10 months in Iraq building schools and hospitals. I want to get to the parade before the camera crews from the national media take up all the good spots.
"Work is right out?"

Friday, April 02, 2004

E=mc2


Many good points Shawn. My thoughts on Falujah are what they always are Nuke ‘em from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure. But once again Uncle Sam showed restraint. So I wonder , will History record that the most powerful nation on the Earth had the ability to completely decimate the enemy, and chose not to.

I was listening to Hate Radio last night, a caller said that in the long term we are going to loose this war with Islam because “They are willing to die for their cause, while we are unwilling to kill them”. Again I say Nuke ‘em from orbit.

Moving on to Israel, my recent experience with a Palestinian has done little to make me feel for their cause. As a recovering racist I reserve the right to judge a whole group of people based on experiences with one person. Hell I don’t like France either but every Frenchman I’ve ever met has been a decent human being.

Next stop Terry Gross, yawn, boring and oh yeah Liberal. However, my opinion of her did increase when she interviewed Gene Simmons. She should have gotten a Pulitzer for not punching his lights out.

And finally Dante. One of my coworkers scored a 5. Another a scored a 4, but his wife hit the ball out of the park with a 7. Lucky dog.
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Carthage

Neither of you have said anything about Falluja, and frankly, I'm surprised. I was expecting at least Brian to point out that that was why we were there — to rid the earth of people like that.

I was anticipating it because I agree with that point of view.

I'm not happy that we're there. I'm not happy that we're outsourcing more and more of our core military functions. However, anytime I see Americans not just killed, but their bodies desecrated in such a fashion, I want to burn that city to the ground and salt that earth. I want to make sure that it stands as a permanent scar on the earth that says, "Don't ever do that again."

I wouldn't mind Falluja being synonymous with the worst mistake possible someone could make, one that would seemingly invite the wrath of heaven upon you.

This is probably the best reason that I never joined the military. I can't be professional in such a situation. I am glad that the military is taking the high road, saying that they will demonstrate the power of law and order. Personally, I would want to take the opportunity to show the world the raw power of the United States. I know I'm going to get grief on this, but in such a situation, I want to show some of the defense Rome gave its citizens, and yes, even strike fear in the hearts of others who would do us harm.

But is that the right thing to do? On the Dante test — which I will not be showing my individual scorings, thank you very much — I said that I do not believe in moral relativism. And I don't. I really think there is right and wrong and that as humans we must seek out what is right and act in a righteous manner.

The military leadership has clearly chosen the right path.

They easily could seize the town, go door to door, shackle every man in the town in the middle of a nearby field, under armed guard, until someone talks. And, unfortunately, that is the least that I would do.

I don't think we should be there. I think we should share the burden as soon as possible, which will probably mean admitting the mistake of our invasion to the world. But when I see what happened to Americans, I seriously consider recreating the Dresden firestorm.
Karen Hughes was on "Fresh Air" and said that Bush acts with humility, to which Terry Gross replied that it wasn't very humble to invade Iraq against the wishes of the UN. The temperature dropped precipitously in the studio, and Karen replied that the UN had made several previous resolutions that the US was enforcing. Are we really willing to take that stand? And if so, what does that mean for the future of Israel?

Thursday, April 01, 2004

More Foolishness


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Is the "Defense of Unborn Fetuses Act" also an elaborate April's Fool Day joke?

Mobile Zip Codes?

You will be able to keep your Zip Code? That is so cool!

It's part of the USPS's "Go Postal" program?

Sometimes I completely miss April 1st. NPR, you pulled the wool over my eyes. Shame on you.


By the way, Firefox handles Blogger perfectly. Thank you for your cards, letters, and words of kind support while I struggled with browser compatability.

Down, Down, Down

Number me 6, and 6 shall be my number! 7 is right out.

I'm a Heretic. Big freaking surprise. Frankly, I am a little surprised that I wasn't thrown a little lower. Good to know that I don't meet the criteria to be regarded as treacherous — so what's holding up my security clearance?

As for my recent lacuna, I'm waiting out a Nor'Easter (foul things) that drenched me when I dared go into town for the local internet cafe. I get some signal in my room, but the owners locked the routers down (damn; but it also helped classify my level of theft).

Work is right out.
Blogger looks different. Or is it just me? I can't work it at all in Mozilla. Oh, hmm. Turns out my IE is 5.0! Excuse me while I upgrade (and check Firefox for better compatability).

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Going . . . Down


The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fourth Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Extreme
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

still no Shawn

Thanks, Dante.


The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Moderate
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test
At least now I know where to go when I get there.

There must be some confusion



"Rev. Jackson is one of the most important and relevant voices of our day," said John Hogan, president and CEO of Clear Channel Radio.

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Is he talking about THE Jessie Jackson from The Rainbow Coalition?

where's Shawn?

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Eeeh.


Eeh.