Friday, July 25, 2008

Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends

As I watch the Obama World Tour and Traveling Circus wend it's way around the world I keep hearing Emerson, Lake and Palmers' Classic song, Karn Evil #9. I was fortunate enough to see them perform that song at the California Jam in April 1974. This was the greatest concert ever. The acts were; Rare Earth, Earth, Wind and Fire, Eagles, Seals & Crofts, Black Oak Arkansas, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, but I digress.

The man is one part snake-oil salesman with his "This is our moment. This is our time. This is our chance" spiel. Deciphered as "Your only chance to cure all the ill of the world is to vote me in now. Any delay means you miss your chance forever." Don't look too closely, you might find this is stolen from the U2 frontman, Bono in July 2005 Live 8 Concert.

He is one part con artist. He begins his German speech by saying, I am not a candidate, I'm a citizen of the world, by the way here is an Obama '08 pin. And, I can't go see our wounded troops because this here is a campaign trip.

From the song;

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

Come inside, the show's about to start
guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth.
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo.
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll ....

Soon the Gypsy Queen in a glaze of Vaseline
Will perform on guillotine
What a scene! What a scene!
Next upon the stand will you please extend a hand
to Alexander's Ragtime Band
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

I get blocked for calling a grown man a punk and a bully.

But I get this all the time:

From "Here you go, you bastard. It's SHAMEFUL to even being of the same species as you, you ignorant, racist prick. People like you are no better than terrorists themselves, spreading hate and fear against a whole culture just because a small group of extremists hurt your country and CLAIMED they did it in Allah's name."

From"Please have another heaart attach"

From"until I saw what a morally defunct and politically regressive retard you are.

To be continued.


An idiot reviews me with this;
this is about as white trash an image that one can find without a dale earnhardt logo on it. that tornado of american fury will sure teach those camel jockeys a lesson or two for having land with oil under it!
your blog sucks closeted republican cocks in seedy roadside restrooms is great, in a tiny penis compensation sort of way. i'm impressed with your ability to use a thesaurus!

Just for kicks, I passed this tidbit to SU. Bet he doesn't get banned.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What Free Speech Means To a San Fran Hippy

I just got blocked at
Several stumblers have been blocked for criticizing the former 'Community Affairs Officer' Barry Conway for his heavy handed treatment of conservatives. He frequently shut down conservatives soley for their political views. Nice diversity, eh?
I admit I saw it coming, but my criticism was rather tame compared to some others.
My sin was to post this;

Jul 14, 12:39pm · Edit · Del Well, It appears that our new SU policeman Walter may not be the improvement over the inept Mr-SU that we were hoping for.
He has my brother jparker911, goatboy77 and chocolate-frenzy blocked. It seems they committed the sin of unfavorably reviewing the unfair Mr-SU, Barry.
I fully expect the same treatment. WATCH YOUR BACK!
This is what I wrote back to walterofsu;
It seems that my site has been blocked as being hostile.
Funny that, I get hostile messages and reviews all the time. I am much more temperate than a lot of stumblers.
I have apparently made the unforgivable sin of being slightly critical of Mr-SU.
Well so much for Walter and his San Francisco free speech values.
Why on earth would you block someone with out a message explaining the alleged offence and the method for clearing the supposed breach.

It is really tough to be a conservative in SU. Or is it because I'm white? Maybe because I'm male? Perhaps because I'm straight. No I think you blocked my exercise of free speech because I am a Christian Patriot and a Conservative republican.

Thanks for living up to the San Fran stereotype. Diversity lives...Well wait a minute, no it doesn't. Not here.

Can't say I didn't see it coming.
Turns out they sent a letter to my gmail box, not to my SU box.
In the letter they said the following;

Dear sparker911,

We're sending you this note to let you know that we've restricted access to your StumbleUpon account because it recently violated the Terms of Service you agreed to before joining our community.

Specifically, we reserve the right to remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable.

Additionally, all StumbleUpon members agree not to use our service to post content that's offensive or promotes hatred or physical harm of any kind or content that harasses or advocates harassment of another person.

The content in question was a review of this page:

I admit that I am not saddened by the departure of Barry Conway from SU. I think his leaving was greatly delayed.
The man was a bully and a punk during his tenure here and wasted everyone's time by defending Rats instead of removing them.
Good luck Walter, replacing Barry should be a snap.

We'll restore access to your account if you'll remove this review and send us a message to confirm. If you have any questions, please review our Terms of Service and Community Rules:
I responded with;
I grudging accede to your censorship of my SU blog site although, as an American, I find the stifling of free speech objectionable. I have removed the mild rebuke of Barry Conway that you find "hostile".
I suggest that you discover the joys of using a dictionary.
My rebuke of Mr Conway was just and truthful. None the less you compel me to remove fair and truthful words. One should not be afraid of words. Remember the old saw about sticks and stones. (That is not to be construed as a threat by any means.)
Censorship to conflicting ideas is more hostile than my criticism was.
As I have followed through with your heavy handed demands, I request that you restore my blogging privileges.
Just in case, I responded to the email with;
Done. I acceded to your somewhat less than courageous censorship demand.
You have compelled me to surrender my right to free speech to protect the sensitive feelings of one or more of your own.
I turn over a new leaf, as evidenced by the following.
You have shown a remarkable degree of courage and tolerance, by convincing me of the errors of my ways. I truly hope that Mr Conway and Walter will, along with all my blogging colleagues, accept my humble apologies.
I did not understand that calling a grown man a punk and a bully would construe a hostile environment. Silly old me. I guess many people here and elsewhere were hostile to me and I never knew.
Thanks for enlightening me. I am a better man for it.

Sincerely humbled,

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Let us compare Left and Right again.

On the left we have Charles "Chuckie" Schumer the senior democrat senator from New York.
He releases a bellyaching letter wherein he exposes his tantrum about "Big Banking" and causes the collapse of the nations fifth largest bank, IndeMac. Thanks Chuckie, I have money in there.
Democrats seem to hate any 'Big' industry, unless they can milk it for all it's worth. Then when the FED berates him for his stupidity he grabs a microphone and blames everyone but himself.

On the right, we have President Bush. According to any lefty, he is the dumbest cluck to ever hit the big city, even though he continually trounces the democrat party. Our president became tired of the obstruction and lack of leadership coming for the House and Senate and unilaterally removed the presidential order blocking offshore oil drilling from the Continental Shelf. democrats cried, "foul" and the price of a barrel of oil dropped $9.00 immediately.

Hmmm. Democrats repeat the canard in unison, "We can't drill our way out" of the gas price crises. Yet, the simple act of threatening to do so lowered the cost of oil.
Follow this theory toward the conclusion and we can speculate on the following.
1. A threat to drill lowers the price, therefore;
2. A plan to drill should lower the price by a greater margin
3. A nationwide goal similar to President Kennedy's space initiative should cut the price way down. Everyone knows that if Americans want to do something, it gets done. If we want it sooner rather than later it gets done in a shorter time span than anyone thought possible.

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How will History Remember George W. Bush?

I am frequently asked, "How do you think history will treat George W. Bush"? My answer has evolved slightly over the course of his presidency.
My first impression was that he would be just another liberal republican and hardly warrant a blip on the radar of history. Then came September 11, 2001. President George W. Bush rose to the occasion magnificently. In less than four weeks he attacked the Taliban in Afghanistan. That government, for lack of a better word was toppled in fairly short order, although insurgent fighting continues six years later.
The next country to run afoul of Mr. Bush's righteous ire was Iraq. In my opinion, he acquiesced to the democrat, I'm-afraid-of-war, party and delayed the invasion for too long, more than a year. The invasion of Iraq, once begun was very successful, especially when measured against other like size invasions. Invasions of this type historically cost tens of thousands of soldiers lives. The invasion and toppling of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship took less than two months, a remarkable feat by any objective standard, considering Iraq possessed the fifth largest army in the world.
While the fighting since then has not been mistake free or a cake walk, it has been very successful. In six years we have lost less than six thousand soldiers and marines to combat violence. We have had a very small number of prisoners taken, thank God, since we all know what happens to captives of those animals.
The combat related death rate in Iraq is 3.92 deaths per 1,000 person-years. Compare that to the civilian US rate of 8.42 per 1,000 in 2003 and you will see that living in the USA is twice as deadly as fighting in Iraq. Not because Iraq is not dangerous, but because our troops are that good and that careful.
Add to this Mr. Bush's ability to squelch his ego sufficiently that he can listen to and learn from the military experts on the ground. He appointed General Patraeus leader of the effort, agreed to the 'surge' concept which has undeniably lead us to the point of victory.
My last evolution in Mr. Bush's historical placement is due to Senator Obamas likely assention to the office of President of the United States in January 2009. From everything I can see, hear and read about Mr. Obama's plans for the prosecution of the war on terror, such as they are, I perceive that he has no stomach for said war. That indeed, he intends to quit as repidly as he can with out appearing too cowardly. Of course such a pullout will embolden what remains of al Qaeda and Iran, and will likely spell the doom for Iraq's fledgling democracy.
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 not one of us thought we could go seven years without another attack but President Bush has seen us through safely. If Mr. Obama surrenders the war on terror to the enemy and we get hit again during his term he will get a double whammy of criticism, and rightly so.
History will compare George Bush on his own merits, which should stand him in good stead, but he has the added advantage of being followed by what will no doubt be a dismal failure, Barrack Hussain Obama.
Added together, this is a recipe for Mr. Bush ranking rather high on the list for successful American Presidents.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Real heroes.

America is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. We remain free because of the brave.
Thank you, thank you very much.
From the Marine Corp Times:

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Few of these men had ever seen real shoot-and-kill combat.

But before they could search a suspicious vehicle and its occupants one summer morning in Iraq’s open western desert last year, the members of a quick-reaction platoon from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion were facing down gunfire from several insurgents. In seconds, enemy rounds knocked down the platoon sergeant and fatally wounded one Marine, hit while running to another’s aid in the ensuing seven or eight minutes of gun-blazing combat on Aug. 2.
Valles doesn’t consider himself more special than any other Marine there that day.

“I did my job,” he said. “If I would have gone down, they would have done the same thing I did. They’re not going to leave me behind. This medal isn’t for myself. It’s definitely not for me. It’s to represent the Marines that were there that day and the one that is not here.

“I’m just wearing it, but really it’s them,” he added. “It’s totally them.”

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As Posted by Lonewacko

This little item was posted by lonewacko

Back on July 2, Barack Obama read his "public service" address, and it contained this line that hasn't received much notice:

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set... We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

What the Sam Hill? There's nothing at his Service page ( discussing anything near such a program. He wants to increase the size of Americorps, create a "Homeland Security Corps", create other specialized groups, and give more power and equipment to the Reserves and Guard. But, considering that the U.S. military budget is nearly half a trillion dollars and they've got bunker busters and nuclear submarines and things like that, one might expect some sort of inkling of a plan.

And, of course, there's the creepy nature of his proposal, but nothing new there.

You asked for change...Is this what you expected comrade? Did you want to be drafted into the Citizens Patrol? Change indeed. Watch what you ask for...You might just get it.

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