December 2005

2005: The Year In Military Heroism

December 31, 2005
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Between seeing this post of Sondrak’s on Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith and all the brouhaha over various nonsensical year end lists, I decided to do a tribute post to America’s War Heroes of 2005. In my view, they cannot get and certainly haven’t gotten enough...

Llama Busted

December 31, 2005
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Incredible but true. And a sad day for bloggers everywhere.

Along with mug shots and pedigree information on Florida Keys residents nabbed for such things as probation violations and cocaine sales, one "Juan Llama" appeared in connection with his misdemeanor arrest for "loitering-or prowling" at Key West High School.

And I thought ...

It’s About Time

December 30, 2005
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No, not New Year’s Eve. Well, maybe that, too. However, DOJ is going to look into the NY Times regarding certain leaks.

More Bang For Your Buck

December 30, 2005
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Quite Literally: Girls with Guns via Jeff at BA

Girls with Guns is a site devoted to cordite vixens from film & TV, featuring screen caps from scores of movies, ….

Ed Lorenz: Perfectly Dead

December 30, 2005
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Yep, looks like from now on ol’ Ed will be forever after chasing that 7 – 10 split in the sky. A Sisyphean struggle of less than epic proportion, perhaps. But nothing beats a bowling alley for a good round-bottomed, beer drinking gal who likes rough, extra-marital sex.

Um, er .. so...

Stand Off At Israeli Palestinian Check Point

December 30, 2005
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So it appears.

GAZA, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Scores of Palestinian policemen, angered by the killing of a fellow officer in a gunfight with a clan in the southern Gaza Strip, blocked access to the main border crossing with Egypt on Friday, prompting its closure.

Between Iran, Israel and the Palestinians, realize...

Blog Changes

December 29, 2005
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Just an FYI for some regular readers. Eventually there will be some changes coming to the blog. For one, I have been asked to join Blog Ads – an invite only ad service for bloggers which is a fairly standard deal. Please note – I received the same offer at the...

What Did You Do On Christmas Vacation?

December 29, 2005
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Runaway to Iraq.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Maybe it was the time the taxi dumped him at the     Iraq-Kuwait border, leaving him alone in the middle of the desert. Or when he drew a crowd at a Baghdad food stand after using an Arabic phrase book to order. Or the moment a...

ACLUless

December 29, 2005
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This sort of thing just tics me off. It isn’t about civil liberties, or civil rights or good government. It’s a blatant political ploy which totally undermines, or at least should undermine any belief that the...

Rut Roh! I’m Number One On Google

December 29, 2005
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Though maybe I shouldn’t boast. LOL Try to do this without trying – I’m not 100% clear on the language, either.

ok people this is my secon post ever on this site. i really witsh i could get …

ps — Not sure if I should welcome those readers, … or put...

Auld Lang Syne

December 29, 2005
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Did you know it was written in 1788? Around the time Dick Clark was born, I believe.

Dick Clark, who suffered a stroke last December, won’t be in a wheelchair when he appears on ABC’s "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve," says co- host Ryan Seacrest. (story here)

For heaven’s sake, let him...

What Austria Doesn’t Want You To See

December 29, 2005
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As is being widely reported but so far not widely shown, (also see here for MSM reports) the Austrian government spent $1.2 million to fund controversial artwork. But the MSM isn’t telling the whole story just yet. I was able to navigate to a, for now, hard to access site...

Bartlett’s Quotations

December 28, 2005
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Unfortunately, not all of the quotations here will be Mr. Bruce Bartletts. But I will start with one.

If there is one thing that the left and right, Republicans and Democrats all agree about these days, it is that there is too much polarization in public discourse — too much...

Come On, Red

December 28, 2005
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Fess up! An antiquated law to be sure. Your thoughts?

STONEBORO, Pa. (AP) — A former Marine who won a write-in campaign for a borough council seat will be allowed to take office without signing a Cold War-era loyalty oath affirming he isn’t a "subversive."

Gerald Massey, 71, argued that the oath was...

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

December 28, 2005
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Really, you can’t. No matter the tragic nature of some stories, they are like so much manna dropped from snark heaven. I mean, come on: ‘Sausage King’ Dies on Calif. Death Row

What does sausage have in common with the crime of murder?

The slayings were captured on the factory’s surveillance...

Natalee Holloway – Much Ado About Nothing

December 28, 2005
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Someone posted a link to an article at Useless Knowledge in another thread. You can read the article here. The suggestion is that there’s proof of some grand conspiracy prior to Natalee even known to be missing, which is nonsense, frankly, and befitting the web site’s name – Useless Knowledge.

Cobbling together...

With Honor – Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith

December 28, 2005
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Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for helping to save the lives of 100 U.S. troops.

… April 4, 2003. On that day, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith, his position near the Baghdad airport nearly overrun, hastily organized a defense.

Under fire, Smith climbed onto a damaged...

Debunking Myths

December 28, 2005
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from this year’s headlines by John Stossel – interesting read. And they say we bloggers are bad.

Looking back on 2005, I realize that much of what I heard — and what the media said — turned out to be myths. Newsweek reported that U.S. interrogators had flushed a Koran down a...

Can You Say Identity Theft

December 28, 2005
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If you’ve ever talked with someone who has experienced it, it isn’t a joke. I know someone who went through it, only to find out years later it was someone with whom they had gone to high school several years before.

Marriott International Inc.’s time-share division said yesterday that it is missing...

Web TV

December 27, 2005
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Whether you care for the particular shows or not doesn’t matter, but this is an interesting development.

Yahoo Inc. is streaming this week CBS comedies "Two And A Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother," the latest example of the merger of TV and the Internet.

Yahoo on Monday started...

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