Saturday, May 31, 2008

Say Hello to My Little Friend

From the video description:
US Soldier Firing SMAW At Insurgent Sniper Hiding In Balcony In Baghdad, Iraq.

Yet another fine vid from prolific LiveLeaker IRAQI TRANSLATOR USMC.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Anti-American Coalition Calls For Dunkin Donuts Boycott

The anti-American, anti-Israeli umbrella organization ANSWER has called for a boycott of Dunkin Donuts because Dunkin Donuts pulled an ad featuring Rachael Ray in what appeared to be a kaffiyeh:
"Dunkin Donuts has capitulated and withdrawn an advertisement for its products following the allegation... that the spokeswoman in the ad was wearing a kaffiyeh, a scarf which is a staple of clothing traditionally worn by Palestinian men," the ANSWER Coalition said in a statement.
The kaffiyeh has become a pro-jihad fashion statement for the evil and the hopelessly boneheaded chic worldwide.

Will the boycott work? Since the ANSWER demographic seems more tilted toward the sort of people stupid enough to pay more for the inferior Starbucks product anyway, probably not.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A George Soros Production

Why does it seem that most every sordid, underhanded attempt to humble America before the world and encourage her enemies to kill more Americans leads back to George Soros?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lockerbie Bomber May Get Conviction Overturned

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet Al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, may get a new trial if a previously secret document is released to the public:
Legal discussions about a potentially crucial top secret document that could help clear the Lockerbie bomber should be heard in private, the appeal court in Edinburgh was told Tuesday.
Britain's top legal officer in Scotland, Advocate General Neil Davidson, told three judges in the case that they should discuss whether the document should be made public behind closed doors and with specially-vetted lawyers.
Al-Megrahi's lawyers want the document released to the public. It's unclear why they wouldn't agree to the private session.

The document most likely concerns allegations about the timing device authorities believe was used in the bombing. The timer, called an MST-13 was produced by the Swiss company Mebo Telecommunications. Twenty were sold to the Libyans in 1985. These aren't egg timers. They're specifically designed to serve in Improvised Explosive Devices. There are allegations that one of the devices, or parts of one, were supplied to an investigator of the Lockerbie terrorist attack, with the implication that it was used to fake evidence of al-Megrahi's involvement.

Mebo is also alleged to have supplied the the East German intelligence agency Stasi with their products.

257 people died when Pan Am 103 went down, including 11 people on the ground in Scotland.

And now a Zen Moment of PWNAGE: Jooosef al-Khattab Loves Pork Chops

Especially Prophet Brand Pork Chops, mmmm, mmm good.

Jooosef (or whoever is collaborating with you in Dublin these days), you've been Pwned!

You'd think the online Jihadi morons would learn about hotlinking Jawa Report images.

Original And now a Zen Moment of PWNAGE: Jooosef al-Khattab Loves Pork Chops post here at The Jawa Report.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day, 2008

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Abdul! No! Point it That Way! AIIEEE!

After several seconds of intensive training, an insurgent uses his rocket propelled grenade to kill several of his comrades. Darwin would be proud.

Sunday Funny

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tales of the Unexpected

I couldn't tell you how this guy has avoided being killed so far.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Don't Worry, That'll Buff Right Out

Well, maybe not.

An Apache takes out an insurgent vehicle near Hawijah, Iraq with a well-placed Hellfire (NSFW comment or two when the Apache pilot thinks he's muffed the shot).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ignorant Race-Baiting From the Guardian Spike Lee

This post originally ran at The Dread Pundit Bluto on October 22, 2006. It serves again, now that race-baiting director Spike Lee has launched a fresh assault on Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima movies.

The Drudge Report, which should know better, links to this pathetically uninformed Guardian story [in] which [Spike Lee, linked above at the Timesonline] tries to foment racial resentment, and, incidentally, attack a rarity in Hollywood these days - an unabashedly patriotic movie.

Flags of Our Fathers opened yesterday [October 21, 2006], and the Guardian immediately launched their assault[emphasis added]:
in Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood's big-budget, Oscar-tipped film of the battle for the Japanese island that opened on Friday in the US. While the film's battle scenes show scores of young soldiers in combat, none of them are African-American. Yet almost 900 African-American troops took part in the battle of Iwo Jima, including Sgt McPhatter.
[Lee has pretty much repeated the Guardian's charges] The Guardian is not a newspaper [and Spike Lee is not a director] that likes to let a little fact-checking get in the way of a good rant. If they were, they might have found out that the United States sent 110,000 Marines to invade Iwo Jima. That means that the 900 African Americans who participated represented eight tenths of one percent of the invasion force.

So, if the movie, as the Guardian says, portrayed "scores of young soldiers" (and by the way, they weren't "soldiers", they were Marines, you insipid socialist limey jackasses), and we generously allow "scores" to mean "100," that means that a proportional representation of African Americans would require that eight tenths of a Marine be portrayed as black. Given the ferocity of the battle for Iwo Jima, perhaps that would be appropriate.

What's not appropriate is for a foreign leftist scandal rag [or a director who makes money by provoking racial tensions], whose editors are so blindingly stupid [the Timesonline has repeated this stupid part in their Lee story] that they don't even know the difference between a soldier and a Marine, to seek to foment racial tension.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

House Votes to Sue OPEC, Overturn Laws of Cause and Effect

Don Quixote certainly would approve:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.

The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow.
Clever. Following the first law of politics, point the finger in a slightly relevant (if you cross your eyes and stand on one foot) direction when your chickens come home to rrrooost.

It might work if we were the only customer for OPEC oil. You know, if there wasn't a huge ready market desperate for oil at almost any price. Certainly there are many rapacious villains within OPEC. So what? They're willing to drill for oil. We aren't.

It is Congress that has allowed the ban on drilling in ANWR to stand. It is Congress that has not acted to approve drilling in our coastal waters - better that Mexico do it. We have not built a new oil refinery in more than 25 years, and are not building any now, despite the dire warning of Hurricane Katrina, which threatened the few we have. It is Congress that has allowed ignorant, superstitious crackpots to halt nuclear power plants in this country, leaving the generation of electricity up to coal- and oil-fired plants. And it is Congress that allows the states to keep their own idiotic "environmental" recipes for gasoline. Do you remember what your gas mileage was when President Bush suspended the practice temporarily after Katrina? Mine was 25-30% better. Does the vastly reduced mileage under my state's gasoline recipe help the environment? Seems doubtful.

So here we have a pack of witless, giggling turds in Congress tilting at windmills. Wonderful. I'm sure it will help a lot.

I've Got Your 72 White Raisins Right Here

A Predator takes out a group of al Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama: Hey, Hey, Lay Off the Little Woman

Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America today, Democratic presumptive candidate Barack Obama flew into a little snit about a Republican ad running in Tennessee that *gasp* uses Michelle Obama's own words to make a point. When GMA asked Michelle about the ad, Barack interrupted, presumably to protect Michelle's delicate feminine sensibilities:
The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.

"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him.
Obama also trotted out the "snippet" defense to explain away his wife's belief, spoken aloud at at least two different campaign stops, that, "...for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country [because her hubby is running for president]."

Previous "snippet" defense: Obama's pastor of twenty years calls for God to "damn America," and proclaims that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were America's "...chickens comin' roooooooost."

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Funny

Friday, May 16, 2008

Obama Caught in Blatant Lie

Via Breitbart.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stating the Obvious...

...and having some self-absorbed boomer throw a tantrum over it.

President Bush, speaking to the Knesset on Israel's sixtieth anniversary:
"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
The Obamessiah, believing that he had been personally attacked, flew into a snit:
"It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action...[yada-yada-yada]
Whoops, looks like Barack has a guilty conscience. White House spokesperson Dana Perino sets him straight:
"I understand that when you are running for office sometimes you think the world revolves around you. That is not always true and it is not true in this case."
Another Bush staffer suggested that the President was not referring to a specific individual, though the name of America's worst president, former peanut farmer Jimmah Carter did come up.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Vermin Extermination

I'm sure the large secondary explosions are from bags of grain or something, not Iranian ordnance. It's nice that the last thing these insurgents hear in this world is the thunder of the planes, coming down on their heads like the judgement of God.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Obama General Election Strategy Taking Shape

The Journalist wing of the Democratic party weighs in with a clutch of stories about the "raw racism" encountered by Obama's field staff (this Washington Post story is amplified by reposting at MSNBC and USA Today):
For all the hope and excitement Obama's candidacy is generating, some of his field workers, phone-bank volunteers and campaign surrogates are encountering a raw racism and hostility that have gone largely unnoticed -- and unreported -- this election season. Doors have been slammed in their faces. They've been called racially derogatory names (including the white volunteers). And they've endured malicious rants and ugly stereotyping from people who can't fathom that the senator from Illinois could become the first African American president.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds a bar owner selling t-shirts comparing Barack to Curious George the monkey, and United Press International has their own anecdotal tale of racial woes.

Norman said those offended are "hunting for a reason to be mad" and insisted he is "not a racist."

Why picture Obama as Curious George? "Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George," Norman said.
The bar owner makes a good point; Obama does look a lot like Curious George, even though George's skin looks suspiciously Caucasian. And does this mean that all the Leftists who have compared President Bush to Curious George had some darker, racially charged motive?

When a story hits this many outlets simultaneously it's pretty clear that there is a coordinated effort to establish a new "meme." This meme: if you're white and vote against Obama, you're an ignorant racist.

This will be a common theme right through the election in November: racism may cost Barack, the post-racial candidate, the election (white racism that is, blacks voting over 90% for Obama isn't "racism." It's payback, just like the verdicts in the Reginald Denny case were payback).

This is what decades of affirmative action and racial victimhood politics have done to American society.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Acme Sniper Removal

Multi-Launch Rocket System takes out an insurgent sniper in Iraq.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Funny

Friday, May 09, 2008

Vermin Extermination

Sending a few of Satan's minions on to their just rewards:

Thanks to Howie of The Jawa Report.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

When Weasels Attack...

...each other:

Funniest parts: Begala's coalition of "eggheads and African Americans, and the fantasy that Donna Brazile regularly goes out and pounds down a few with the little people.

Enjoy this while it lasts, because, once the Democrat nomination is sewn up, the Dem media machine, including NBC, CBS, ABC, the NYT, WaPo, et. al. will dump all this unpleasantness down the memory hole along with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Join the Letter Writing Campaign to Free Yemeni Journalist

Reposted from Jane Novak's original at The Jawa Report.

Sign here please. It's a letter campaign to the Yemeni government, US, UK, UN, and EU for my friend Yemeni journalist al-Khaiwani who may be sentenced to death in two weeks for insulting the president. We can't have that. No. So please sign here. In Yemen, the campaign is co-sponsored by Member of Parliament Amed Saif Hasid who gave Jawa an interview about conditions in Yemen prisons and two prominent female activists.

Also the UK journalists organization, Article 19, has endorsed the campaign.

Some Al-Khaiwani quotes:

October 27, 2005 Yemen Times article by al-Khawiani "Stop Attacking the American Journalist" :
"Being an independent political article, Jane is an effective voice having its strong reverberation in different parts of the world. After their failure to attract Novak to their side, the Yemeni authorities turned to terrorize journalists, harm the reputation of Novak and prevent the circulation of her articles in the country in order not to let the Yemeni journalists know the westerners who back them."
From my article after his 2007 arrest (but before his kidnapping):
Dec 2004, he wrote me from jail, "Democracy and freedom are not granted by a leader or a regime, it is a world wide human achievement of all the free people on earth." and "I believe in democracy, freedom, equality and rights and am willing to suffer for their sake simply because I do not wish my children to suffer dictatorship and I will strive to provide them a better future."

May 2004, "We will continue our fight against corrupt crooks at the power center who are annoyed by the reports that have touched their interests," he told the Yemen Times.

December 2006, he wrote to the United Nations, "The State hunts us, abuses our rights, and restrict our freedom of expressions. We were subjected to abduction, forcible disappearance, and illegal and unconstitutional arrests. We are deprived of our livelihood sources because we criticize corruption and the military regime that has been grasping power for 28 years." (The United Nations failed to respond.)

In February 2007, al-Khaiwani was forcibly brought to court related to a published article. "I wished the court showed a similar zest in Anisah Al-Shuabi's case or doing justice to Raash villagers," he noted, referring to women raped by police and an entire village displaced at the whim of a sheik.

February 2007, he said his website Al-Shoura was blocked, "because we are criticizing corruption, the prejudices of rights and freedoms, and our continuing need for political and cultural reforms and good governance."
December 2007: Al-Khiwani told MENASSAT.COM, "I am paying the price for believing the government and its claims about pursuing rise of democracy. After they broke into my house and terrified my family and kidnapped me in public, in front of the Al-Nida newspaper, I have this feeling that the authorities have decided to spill my blood."

Article 19's report on Yemen, "Freedom of Expression in Peril", contains this from Al-Khaiwani, "They mobilize religion, laws and even the tribe against us. We, on the other hand, only own our dreams. They even want to rob us of this."

Some links
4/28/08: IFJ Calls on Yemeni President to End Intimidation of Independent Journalism and Media
2/6/08: CPJ Annual report Yemen
1/22/08:CPJ's Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony about al-Khaiwani's case
11/2007: RSF: Journalist faces possible death penalty over photos "liable to undermine army morale"
9/07/07: US State Department Notes Disturbing Trend
8/27/07: CPJ: Yemeni editor abducted, severely beaten
8/26/07: RSF Despite Denials, Security Officials Were Involved in the Kidnapping
CPJ troubled
by terror charges against outspoken Yemeni editor

Predator Takes Out Five Insurgents

The end was too merciful for four, but the UAV gets to play a little cat and mouse with the last little piggy.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Stephen King: Army is for Illiterates

Stephen King's novels have suffered over the past few years from his earlier wild success. King has never been noted for diligent research, but more than made up the lack with imaginative plot twists and characters. Unfortunately, it seems that King became so successful that editors were afraid to point out to the author his more extravagant and stupid personal indulgences; for instance, including himself as a character in his disappointing "Dark Tower" series.

While King's early research faux pas were relatively minor (in "The Shining": a magneto from a snowmobile described as looking like an "octopus" when only high-end racing snowmobiles had more than two cylinders), now King's disdain for mental rigor has led him to slander America's armed forces, echoing John Kerry's idiotic gaffe.

From NewsBusters:
I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that.
NewsBusters has the video as well. It's really a shame that Stephen King seems to have suffered irreversible brain damage when that van hit him a few years ago in Maine.

Or maybe it's just the bitterness that many physically weak and dorky men feel toward the people who protect them from harm. It's a sort of defense mechanism, I suppose, a revenge of the nerds rejection of those who are more capable.

Update: King responds to NewsBusters' Noel Shepard piece with whiny misdirection:
A message from Stephen
That a right-wing-blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt. Noel Sheppard says, “Nice sentiment when the nation is at war, Stephen.” I guess he feels ignorance and illiteracy are OK when the country needs cannon-fodder. I guess he also feels that the war in Iraq has nationwide approval. Well, it doesn’t have mine. It is a waste of national resources. . . and that includes the youth and blood of the 4,000 American troops who have lost their lives there and for the tens of thousands who have been wounded. I live in a national guard town, and I support our troops, but I don’t support either the war or educational policies that limit the options of young men and women to any one career—military or otherwise. If you agree, find Sheppard on the internet, and send him an email:

“Hi, Noel—Stephen King says to shut up and I agree.”

Unfortunately for King, the video reveals that his imagination has gotten the better of his memory.

Noel Shepard takes note of King's continued hole-digging here. Shepard also notes that Stephen has shut down his own discussion boards.

For the record, I don't impugn King's patriotism because he wants tiny, cute little children to learn to read. On the contrary, since the American military doesn't accept illiterates, patriotic youth hoping to serve their country should get the best education they can. The also-rans can always read Stephen King novels while waiting for their Welfare checks.

I'm impugning King's patriotism 1) because he's become such a douche, and douchehood precludes patriotism, 2) because he has no clue about qualifications for military service and no interest in learning about them, 3) Stephen King is clearly a self-admitted defeatist and defeatists are, pretty much be definition, not patriots, 4) King thinks the First Amendment applies only to himself and people who think like him, and 5) because he's become such an effeminate, whining douche.

And finally, it's been suggested to me that the photo I posted, allegedly of Stephen King, may actually be former Attorney General Janet Reno. I'll look into it.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Iron Man

Sweet. Good old American can-do spirit and technology. Just don't over-analyze the technology, especially the aerodynamics of a man flying in a suit of armor. Try not to launch lunch on the dollop of moral relativism (rapacious captitalists selling advanced weapons to terrorists) and enjoy the show, especially when Iron Man's software individually targets multiple terrorists using human shields and takes them all out at once.

Try not to recreate my theater experience: urban morons who brought three pre-schoolers, laughed like Red Skelton doing Heathcliff, passed glasses of vodka back and forth, applauded and giggled loudly during the film, passed the smallest child across the seats after she filled her pants, wore flowery cologne that wore off about a half hour into the show, exposing the audience to mutant BO - I finally moved when the kids started crawling back and forth over the seats.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Something Still Isn't Wright

Newsweek, via anonymous sources, explains why Oprah left Obama's church in this article, Something Wasn't Wright:
According to two sources, Winfrey was never comfortable with the tone of Wright's more incendiary sermons, which she knew had the power to damage her standing as America's favorite daytime talk-show host. "Oprah is a businesswoman, first and foremost," said one longtime friend, who requested anonymity when discussing Winfrey's personal sentiments. "She's always been aware that her audience is very mainstream, and doing anything to offend them just wouldn't be smart. She's been around black churches all her life, so Reverend Wright's anger-filled message didn't surprise her. But it just wasn't what she was looking for in a church." Oprah's decision to distance herself came as a surprise to Wright, who told Christianity Today in 2002 that when he would "run into her socially … she would say, 'Here's my pastor!' " (Winfrey declined to comment. A Harpo Productions spokesperson would not confirm her reasons for leaving the church.)
Newsweek goes on to say that Obama joined the church partially to discover his racial identity, which was not a consideration for Oprah, who was "secure in her blackness." Both Obama and Winfrey were impressed with the church's outreach programs for the poor. Of course, Hamas does the same thing, and for the same reason - to cultivate an air of legitimacy while raising a crop of hatred.

How admirable that concern for her money-making ambition led Oprah to leave Wright's hateful pulpit. How sad that Obama didn't recognize the danger to his political ambition.

And what a tragedy that neither Oprah nor Barack could recognize the destructive, bitter hatefulness that permeates this so-called house of God. Or just didn't care beyond appearances.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Empire Strikes Barack

Hat tip: larwyn.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Altar of Freedom

From YouTuber Americaluvunit.

My favorite line, regarding Code Pink and their diseased ilk: "They are not worthy of your concern, and, truth be told, in the pits of their fickle, cowardly hearts, they wish they could be just like you."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

This Week on Vs.

Muji sniper in Afghanistan vs. A-10 with 500 lb. bomb.

Advantage: A-10 with 500 lb. bomb. And mankind's collective IQ ticks upward another notch.

Report on Arrakis: Somali Terrorist Leader Killed in Airstrike