What, exactly, were the UN troops doing in South Lebenon? When the Israelis pulled out six years ago, the UN moved in and was supposed to keep Hezbollah disarmed and keep them from firing into Israel. Clearly they did not do this, so what did they do? And why were they still there with fighting [Continue]
Next knife project is a leather washer/fiber spacer/wood handle for a hidden tang knife. It’s one of the kits I got from kitknives.com. Think it’ll turn out nice. I added a small slice of what I think is cocobolo (but I’m not too sure). I think it looks nice. I dithered over the right pattern, [Continue]
It was Hezbollah who murdered 241 US Marines in Beruit in 1983. And 58 French troops. Let’s not forget that, people.
Rifftrax The guy that did Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mike Nelson, is doing this. It’s kinda like MST3K. Download his podcast and listen to it while watching the movie. The first movie is the Patrick Swazye flick, Roadhouse, which seems veryvery deserving of a good MST3K-ing.
In the imortal words of Nelson (of the Simpsons, not the Admiral): “Ha ha!” Exiled Bakri in SOS plea By DAVID WOODING Whitehall Editor “EXILED preacher of hate Omar Bakri has begged the Royal Navy to rescue him from war-torn Beirut. The Muslim cleric who fled Britain last year, tried to board a ship full [Continue]
Some photos (from the Olympian Online) showing what happened to the “peace activists” who tried to block the delivery of Stryker Armored Vehicles to our troops in Iraq. What I find sooooo funny, is that if the millitary and whatnot is as eeeeevil as they, the protesters, claim they, the troops, are, then why do [Continue]
Commentary: Muslims must bear the grunt of their failure: by Salim Mansur “Many of our intellectuals in public life and our religious leaders in mosques remain adept in double-speak, saying contrary things in English or French and then in Arabic or Farsi or Urdu. We have made hypocrisy an art, and have spun for ourselves [Continue]
Video of a Marine who has his buddy break his leg, with a dumbell, to avoid going to Afghanistan. This is messed up. The Marines are all volunteer, no one forced this guy to join. If you didn’t want to go fight, then why the hell did you join? Join the Air Force or the [Continue]
Sam’s collection of mailbox pictures, some are pretty odd.
I just read this: “Earlier this month, Cook County Board member Joseph Moreno stood before the county board and called for “…house to house searches to pull every gun out of Cook County.” Moreno’s statement comes within days of Blagojevich claiming that anyone in Chicago who owns a gun is a “gang banger” and is [Continue]
I do not like no-knock warrants. There are a few times they’re alright, like for a kidnapping or some sort of hostage situation, but the vast majority of the time they’re served is not for stuff like that. The usual excuse I hear is “But the bad guys would flush/destroy the evidence if we knocked!” [Continue]
“Basically, I figure guns are like gays: They seem a lot more sinister and threatening until you get to know a few; and once you have one in the house, you can get downright defensive about them.” – Teresa Nielsen Hayden Think I’m going to email this one to Kathy Griffin
Was watching the NBC nightly news last night and they showed a clip on the Big Dig and how the ceiling tiles failed and how it looks like thousands of the suckers are poised to fail. Whooops. But I noticed that the ceiling tiles in question are purely decorative. Apparently, they didn’t want the ceiling [Continue]
I like the handle, how it’s made out of different, contrasting types of wood. Kinda looks like a leather washer handle on an old Marbles or Ka-Bar knife.
Can’t Find a Replacement Nameplate? Make Your Own – It’s Easier Than You Think
Not too many new pictures, but we’ve gotten a lot done since the last update. http://gallery.gandalf23.com/house2005?page=41 We ripped out all of the old exterior walls from the living room. Then built nice new, relatively straight, walls. Then we had to figure out where the windows and doors are going and get the framing done for [Continue]
“Joao Silva for The New York Times A sniper loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr fires towards U.S. positions in the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq. Michele McNally: “Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.”” WTF? “Incredible courage” ??!?!?! Incredible courage would’ve been Mr. Silva beating the sniper to death with his telephoto lens [Continue]
got a little hot working in the attic today.