July 24, 2006

He's not a Terrorist, Just a Lib

Well, It has happened. Boston has fallen victim to the recent outbreak of pro-terrorist organization rallies that have been taking place across America.

As usual, click the above title to link to the related story.

Watch the videos where the protesters attempt to intimidate and eventually attack the “Zionist” taking the footage. Also, it is not illegal to take pictures of people assembling in public.

July 21, 2006


Israeli forces are moving into position on the Israeli Lebanon border, possibly massing for an invasion or incursion into Southern Lebanon. This, as the Lebanese defense minister is declaring that the Lebanese army will meet such a threat with force. "We'll defend our land to the last soldier.” said Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr today.

Unfortunately for Murr there are several factors working against him. First of all, his latest call to arms may prove to be only as successful as the last time he did so several days ago when attempting to assemble a force to go in and regulate the Hezbollah militants who control what is now essentially a terrorist zone south of the Litani River in Lebanon. When Murr last issued an order to muster his forces, no one showed up. If only the Lebanese army had gone into to restore order to the country, the Israelis would not be mounting a possible invasion and this current build up of Israeli troops would have perhaps not been necessary.

Also, there is the fact that The Lebanese army is not a significant fighting force capable of doing much damage according to regional experts.

“According to Mustafa Alani, senior security consultant at the Dubai-based Gulf Research Center, most members of the Lebanese military do police work rather than that of a real army.

“It is not a fighting force,” Alani told AFP. “Hezbollah is far stronger than the Lebanese Army.”

The Military Balance lists the army’s equipment as some 310 main battle tanks, mainly old Soviet-made T-54 and T-55 models, 1,257 armoured personnel carriers and 541 pieces of artillery.

It also has a paramilitary force of 13,000 men, a tiny air force of 1,100 servicemen and a navy numbering 1,000 personnel.”

As it stands now, Israeli forces, with the tacit blessings of President Bush, stand poised to attack Hezbollah and their new apparent, if not virtual, allies the Lebanese army.

July 19, 2006

Artistic Betrayal

Just look at this photo of a sign a Hezbollah "protester" in NYC was carrying around yesterday. The artistry of this graphic alone would determine which “camp” I would rather be a part of. Let’s see, on the top we have the colorful, multinational look of various nation states and on the bottom we have something resembling two skull and crossbones pirate flags in front of a menacing looking background. Apparently what aesthetically reflects the look of the word “evil” is truly in the eye of the beholder. Maybe it's just my western bias but even a child, without the capacity to read the captions, would be able to point out which side could be considered “evil” simply based on the graphics. Gee…what side seems more evil, the multilateral colors of nation states or the black background crossed pirate flags flanked by scimitars look?

And I’m not sure that France appreciates being lumped in with the rest of us Infidel.

The terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas seek the annihilation of a race of people. And in America, the first amendment dictates that we have to tolerate the intolerance of those who are openly declaring that they are actively seeking to kill us. Gee…I wonder which culture is more enlightened….

July 18, 2006


New Gingrich has declared that America is currently involved in fighting Word War Three. Unfortunately for us all, he is correct. While his detractors accuse him of alarmism or worse, the dreaded “fear mongering” he is, in reality, merely attempting to place things into a historical perspective in order to properly motivate the American people and our leadership. We do need to conceive of our sruggles as a war in order to pay the proper attention to them. The sum total of America and our allies’ current world wide struggles does, it seems to me, rise to the level of being considered World War 3. The struggle is certainly world wide and with the latest open hostilities taking place in Israel and Lebanon, it is certainly now a war.

July 01, 2006

The Political Spectrum

It has been brought to my attention that some of us may need a refresher course on understanding the political spectrum. While I am aware that there are numerous schools of thought when it comes to charting a political spectrum, I tend to go along with the two dimensional model seen above. I believe it to be a useful tool.

This site gives a quick, free, and objective quiz used to determine how right or left and how authoritarian or libertarian the test taker may be considered to be.

My results come back with a location in the spectrum three out of eight notches to the right and one notch of ten down (to the libertarian side of things).

Churchill Down

It has taken a while, but the wild eyed, ultra liberal University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has officially been canned. The university has just completed its investigation of professor Churchill, who compared some 9-11 victims to Nazis, among many other ridiculous and offensive statements. A panel found Churchill guilty of "falsification, fabrication, plagiarism ... and other serious deviations from accepted practices."

Churchill has also been, for years, fraudulently representing himself as a Native American, and a member of the American Indian Movement, a situation that lifted him into the position of a lecturer on Indian activism.

The eradication of Ward Churchill from CU is a victory for the tax payers of Colorado and the students who attend the school.

Now as a private citizen, Churchill is free to proclaim or publish any falsehood that he desires, but the tax payer will not longer be expected to foot the bill for his activities.