Thursday, January 19, 2006

R.I.P., Wilson Pickett

Soul Pioneer Wilson Pickett Dies at 64 - Los Angeles Times
Wilson Pickett, the Alabama-born soul singer who brought a raw groove and growling energy to 1960s R&B music with hits such as "In the Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally," died Thursday. He was 64.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Schmidt remarks recieve positive response

Today's Cincinnatti Enquirer has an article on Jean "Cowards Cut And Run, Marines Never Do" Schmidt.

Buried in the 32nd paragraph, we learn that:

Schmidt's phone lines have been clogged since Saturday, and the office has received about 3,000 e-mails on the topic, Bennett said. The office reads mail only from constituents, however, and Bennett said the reaction from people in the 2nd District has been 75 percent positive.

Calls to Schmidt's Ohio office were 65 percent positive, Bennett said. He declined to say how many e-mails or calls were from constituents.

Bush in Mongolia

Bridget at GOP Vixen has a great idea: "Hire this Mongol! Dispatch the Mongol brigade outside of Bush's Crawford ranch at Thanksgiving, and watch Cindy Sheehan run down the road screaming."

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Zarqawi Dead? Kos Kids React

The White House unfortunately calls the report of Zarqawi's demise "highly unlikely" but it has already caused a conniption among those on the Left.

Here are some of their comments:

"I've always thought Zarqawi was so useful to the admin that he must be a CIA asset or a complete fiction."

"A key to the Bush propaganda is the demonizing of "evil doers". Osama, Saddam, Zarqawi, Zarahiri, Sheik Mohamed etc."

"Who cares ? He bounces from 36% to 39%, big whoop!"

"Americans seem to have the desire to have an evil mastermind behind everything."

"This would be awfully convenient for Bush. Coming off of Bush's disastrous poll numbers, Reid's demand for accountability and Murtha's withdrawal proposal."

"Few people here believe he exists, or at the very least, that he's responsible for what he's said to be responsible for."

"In other words, he's almost certainly not a big wig in the insurgency like they claim he is, he probably hasn't done a third of the things they said he did, and he wouldn't be dead unless he's outlived his usefulness (perhaps connected to the capture bomber in Jordan) as a foil against insurgent popularity which during the siege of fallujah reached dangerous levels."

"Cause to Rejoice: Bush and Cheney doing the perp walk, in handcuffs. Anything else is just meaningless theatre."

"We empowered Zarqawi. He would be squatting behind rocks in Afghanistan (or running back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan) but for our clueless leader."

Thursday, November 17, 2005

What we DID find in Iraq

The pre-war intelligence about WMD wasn't all bad. Here is the mostly ignored testimony of weapons inspector David Kay, presented to Congress on October 2, 2003.

I would really like to hear what Senators Reid, Kennedy and Rockerfeller and the others have to say about it.

"What have we found and what have we not found in the first 3 months of our work?

"We have discovered dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002. The discovery of these deliberate concealment efforts have come about both through the admissions of Iraqi scientists and officials concerning information they deliberately withheld and through physical evidence of equipment and activities that ISG has discovered that should have been declared to the UN. Let me just give you a few examples of these concealment efforts, some of which I will elaborate on later:

"A clandestine network of laboratories and safehouses within the Iraqi Intelligence Service that contained equipment subject to UN monitoring and suitable for continuing CBW research.

"A prison laboratory complex, possibly used in human testing of BW agents, that Iraqi officials working to prepare for UN inspections were explicitly ordered not to declare to the UN.

"Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist's home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons.

"New research on BW-applicable agents, Brucella and Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin were not declared to the UN.

"Documents and equipment, hidden in scientists' homes, that would have been useful in resuming uranium enrichment by centrifuge and electromagnetic isotope separation (EMIS).

"A line of UAVs not fully declared at an undeclared production facility and an admission that they had tested one of their declared UAVs out to a range of 500 km, 350 km beyond the permissible limit.

"Continuing covert capability to manufacture fuel propellant useful only for prohibited SCUD variant missiles, a capability that was maintained at least until the end of 2001 and that cooperating Iraqi scientists have said they were told to conceal from the UN.

"Plans and advanced design work for new long-range missiles with ranges up to at least 1000 km - well beyond the 150 km range limit imposed by the UN. Missiles of a 1000 km range would have allowed Iraq to threaten targets through out the Middle East, including Ankara, Cairo, and Abu Dhabi.

"Clandestine attempts between late-1999 and 2002 to obtain from North Korea technology related to 1,300 km range ballistic missiles --probably the No Dong -- 300 km range anti-ship cruise missiles, and other prohibited military equipment."

Much more available at the link below.


Video: Street Fighter Salsa

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

GOP still fumbling

More proof that the Republicans can't get on the same page and project a unified message to save their lives.

The mix-up renewed the criticism often voiced by House Republicans that it can be difficult to coordinate party message with Senate Republicans.

“It’s very hard to get the Senate to partner in the message,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.), vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and head of the House GOP “Theme Team.” “The Senate is not a cohesive group. Even within the Senate’s [55] majority senators, you can’t get them to coordinate.”

At this rate, their prospects for 2006 look pretty dim.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

180 French companies are shown to have enriched Saddam Hussein

Link: Le Monde. English Translation

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


"WASHINGTON - In a day of political drama, Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday, questioning intelligence that President Bush used in the run-up to the war in Iraq and accusing Republicans of ignoring the issue."

Link: Senate Emerges From Closed Session on Iraq