Monthly Archives: April 2004

UN kills Americans!

A Massacre in Kosovo A member of the United Nations police force murders his American colleagues. by Stephen Schwartz 04/29/2004 12:00:00 AM ON APRIL 17, as reported in THE WEEKLY STANDARD, two American women and an American man were slain in Kosovo, and eleven people were injured when they came under armed attack by a [Continue]

Army wants howitzers returned

Army wants howitzers back By Martin Griffith ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. – The U.S. military is demanding the return of five howitzers that two Sierra Nevada ski resorts use to prevent avalanches, saying it needs the guns for the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain received the artillery pieces on loan [Continue]

In Fallujah, insurgents have distributed posters in Arabic and English offering a reward of $15 million for anyone who kills U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, top commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez and Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt. I wonder if it’s $15 million for killing all three, or $15 million a piece? Sounds like [Continue]

Lying weasel

I do believe someones past is important, because it gives us a starting point to judge someone now. If we look at what someone does now, all we see is a snapshot of who they are or want us to believe they are. If we look at their past, we now have a pattern to [Continue]


Diaperless Babies Seen As Earth-Friendly Solution What’s the parent of a diaperless baby to do when out shopping? Bauer offers this solution. “These parents may rely on using public bathrooms, or bring along a container such as a tight -lidded bucket,” Bauer wrote. Bauer calls freedom from diapers “responsive infant-care.” “This gentle and ancient practice [Continue]

Books for soldiers

Books for Soldiers Books For Soldiers is a soldier support site that ships books, DVDs and supplies to deployed soliders and soldiers in VA hospitals, via our large volunteer network. If you have old, but usuable paperback books sitting around, collecting dust, why not send them to a solider for a big morale boost?

weekend update

Due to Noah-like conditons this weekend, I did not go shooting The range I go to will be knee deep in mud for a few more days. On the plus side, I didn’t mow the yard either

(War) Crime and Punishment

Hughes blasts Kerry’s Vietnam comments In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday, Kerry was asked about statements he made about Vietnam War atrocities during an interview with the same program in 1971, when he was a leader in the antiwar movement: “There are all kinds of atrocities, and I would have to [Continue]

Crank Yankers

Sometimes I wish I could speak/understand Spanish. Some DJs in Miami crank called Castro. As in, Fidel Castro, ruler of Cuba. “The Spanish-speaking hosts of “The Morning High Jinks” used snippets of an earlier prank involving Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to move the call from a receptionist up the chain to Castro in a five-minute [Continue]

My garand

My Garand was built by the Springfield Armory in March of 1945. It may or may not have been used in combat during WWII. It was definatley sent to Korea at some time, probably it was used during the Korean War. Sometime in the 80s or 90s it was imported back into the states. It’s [Continue]

Little Kids on Ebay?

Police: German pair auction child on Internet for one euro Thursday, April 22, 2004 Posted: 1:03 PM EDT (1703 GMT) BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) — A German woman and a male friend face prosecution for human trafficking after they put the woman’s daughter up for auction on the Internet at a starting price of one euro, [Continue]

Aggie Muster

In addition to San Jacinto Day, today is also Aggie Muster, a time when Aggies get together to remember fallen comrades. “Since the beginning, every Aggie has lived and become a part of the Aggie Spirit. What is felt today is not just the love of a fellow Aggie, it is the spirit of hundreds [Continue]

Another good Heinlein Quote

If you wanted to teach a baby a lesson, would you cut its head off? Of course not. You’d paddle it. There can be circumstances when it’s just as foolish to hit an enemy city with an H-bomb as it would be to spank a baby with an axe. War is not violence and killing, [Continue]

LEt the Iraqis decide

I think thi is a great idea, much better than One Iraq at Any Cost, which seems to be the prevailing idea now. The Case for Partitioning Iraq Partitioning Iraq after June 30 deserves serious consideration. Usually, the argument in favor of partition is very pragmatic. Many of the worst cases of recent, organized violence [Continue]

If Bush Would Make This Speech…

I got this email today: It is interesting to contemplate what would happen if we turned on the evening news tonight and found George W. giving this speech: My fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of Iraq’s regime has been completed. Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this [Continue]

Bush’s VP in 2004?

I thought this was interesting. This is the same Orson Scott Card who wrote Ender’s Game. Who Should Really Be Bush’s Running Mate This Year? By Orson Scott Card March 21, 2004 When George W. Bush asked Dick Cheney to head up his search for a Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2000, neither man expected Cheney [Continue]

Weird quote of the Day

Weird quote of the Day: “I think we’re completely united with a determination to replace the Bush administration and its fundamentalist, Right-wing philosophy with the more moderate qualities that have always exemplified what our nation is: a nation committed to strength in the military.” —Former President Jimmy Carter

Spirit of America

Victory in the Battle for Iraq will not be achieved by force of arms alone – it will be won or lost in the hearts of the Iraqis themselves. The First Marine Division recently returned to the region with the slogan