Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Open Letter to Playboy...

By Jason over at Sith by Sithwest

Dear Playboy

Dear Playboy,

Please stop sending me last chance offers to resubscribe. We had a good 10 year run together but quite frankly you jumped the shark some time ago. I just cannot stomach any more interviews with liberal ass-clowns or even more pics of Pamela Anderson. I can't imagine by now there being any square inch of skanky body that I have not seen. I realize that from your perspective if the Religious Right took over they would seek to ban Playboy outright as an American Taliban outfit. Not all those that voted for Bush (twice) are card carrying members of the 700 Club. Maybe you don't think fighting back in Afghanistan or starting a proxy war with Iran in Iraq will solve our terrorist problem. If you have not noticed no one on the left has any better ideas.

Mean while I am going to subscribe to Maxim. The women have more clothes but they are just as funny to read and I don't have to look at the liberal douche of the month.

You tell em brother, I had been a subscriber as well. I stopped reading the magazine when I noticed they thought that I was a Nazi. It's one of the few standards I have, don't give money to people who hate me. I know they might find it hard to believe but people other than leftists enjoy the sight of a beautiful woman and sex (How do you think there are so many Republicans? I guess they perfected asexual reproduction or something.).

While I still use images of their models for "Girl Friday" and post about the virtues of one of their Playmates (Pilar Lastra), they left the reservation long ago as far as their editorial department is concerned. Yeah, I guess that makes me a hypocrite in the eyes of some...still using their product and giving them free advertising while not agreeing with a thing that they write, but I guess that's just how I roll.

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Army Times story about An Najaf, 28 JAN 07

I was involved in this situation, and while this article goes a long way to telling the story of what happened...it by no means tells it all. I think someone would have to write a book to accurately describe what happened that day just from the perspective of the people flying, much less the guys on the ground.

It happened over a year and a half ago and when I think about it, it seems just like yesterday.

The untold story of the battle against the ‘Soldiers of Heaven’

By Gina Cavallaro - gcavallaro@militarytimes.com
Posted : Monday Sep 29, 2008 16:17:42 EDT

The 11 Special Forces soldiers were speeding along in three Humvees. The call for help had come from an Iraqi army scout.

The Iraqis had moved a little after dawn to arrest what they thought were about 30 potential troublemakers.

The SF team members had no clue they were racing into a 24-hour battle, vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a heavily armed militia of about 800 cult-like Shiite warriors.

The “Soldiers of Heaven” were dug in to fight to the death in their quest to take over the city of Najaf and its holy shrine.

The fighting that erupted Jan. 28, 2007, turned out to be some of the fiercest of the Iraq war. U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed 373 enemy fighters, and more than 400 surrendered. The U.S. Army awarded more than 100 combat decorations for bravery that day, including at least eight Silver Stars and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

The battle has since been reconstructed in some media accounts ,but the fight against the Soldiers of Heaven remains little known outside the circles of those who were there.

This is that Army story...

For the rest of this story go HERE



Monday, September 29, 2008

If You Lay Down WIth Dogs, Expect To Get Fleas

First of all I didn't watch the debate on Friday night...so I didn't see this first hand. But I have heard of and have seen pictures of SEN Obama wearing this bracelet so I am somewhat familiar with what is being discussed.

From Mudville

A Tale of Two Bracelets
I wish this wasn't a story - but it is.

Mrs. Jopek was an Obama supporter (at least in March of this year) and doesn’t want to sabotage the campaign, so she refused to give interviews. But I found an old radio interview with the father Brian Jopek (who served in Iraq and is now apparently serving at the Guantanamo base):
BRIAN JOPEK: Whatever is decided, we need to make sure that it benefits the American servicemen, and also the Iraqis.
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We don’t wanna go back in there in ten years, at a greater cost and more lives.

I sure hope that, whoever is elected, Democrat or Republican, that they look at the big picture and don’t just pull up stakes — or “pop smoke” as we say in the military, because of the political atmosphere.”

Regarding Barack Obama: According to the father, Tracy Jopek wrote to the Senator: “She had asked him not to wear the bracelet.”
The parents are reportedly divorced now. I don't think either wants the spotlight. Nothing I've seen refutes the senator's assertion that “She asked me ‘can you please make sure that another mother is not going through what I’m going through'".

All of this is lamentable. But it should also be a lesson to you. If you don't want to be used for political gain don't send something to a politician that can be manipulated for votes. They are all about getting elected and if it suits their cause they will most likely use it. Sure there are some good guys out there (the POTUS has visited wounded troops and families of the fallen non-stop and has never made a media event of it), but to expect that anything would be between you and the candidate (especially when it can be USED for VOTES)is naive to the extreme.

Express your opinion, send your favorite candidate whatever you'd like but don't be too surprised when the KIA bracelet you sent ends up being used as a prop. It's what these people do.



Friday, September 26, 2008

A Public Service Announcement



Girl Friday, 26 SEP 08

Oregon State 27, USC 21...until the University of Texas game against USC for the National Championship a few years back, I could give a rip about the PAC 10 or any football West of Lubbock, TX for that matter. Now (after "enjoying" their spoiled whining and ridiculous rants about how they were actually better (but still lost)) I revel in the news, anytime those tools get a comeuppance. That game last night was the start of a beautiful weekend.

Speaking of which, it's Friday, and another opportunity to gaze upon some feminine pulchritude.

This week's Girl Friday has made multiple appearances here, the lovely Nyx Ortega.

Have a great weekend.

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Need UAS Pilots?

H/T Neptunus Lex

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dissent is Patriotic

See this and more at The People's Cube

Today's Demotivator



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

University of Idaho Cheerleaders, Cover Up For God Sake

H/T The Jawa Report

Spectators allegedly complained that the cheerleaders were flashing more than was appropriate.

Were these spectators Quakers or just gay?

Then Kevin Bacon showed up, organized a dance and showed them all how to cut loose, foot loose. Well maybe not...but he should have.

The alternative title for this post was, Idaho? You da ho!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

WTF Video, Turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.


Actually I'm pretty sure what this is about, but when I first saw it...yeah, that didn't make much sense at all.

The Vapours present, "Turning Japanese".

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I just don't know anymore...can anyone explain this one?
H/T CDR Salamander

How about this one...

Does she have a memory problem like in the movie, Memento? Do her significant others require reading material to help them settle down at night? Baffling to say the least.



Sunday, September 21, 2008

Does Anyone Still Fall For this Stuff?!?

Got this in my in-box this AM...

As-salam 'alaykum,

Hello my friend,

Hope this day finds you well?, Alh Zaheed XXXXX a merchant in the
United Kingdom,
I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer, It has defiled all forms
of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to
live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared
for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I
was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on
my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret
all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to
have or make all the money in the world....

...Which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of (Twenty five
Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S dollars) I have set aside 25% for
you, then 5% for any expenses insured.
If you are interested, please send your prompt reply to my email
address below which you will have to reply to if you will be kind
enough to assist;Email

Yeah, I'll get right on that.



Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cuck the Fubs

Before Hurricane Ike, the Houston Astros were 2.5 games out of the Wild Card. They had won 30 out of the last 40 games and had the best record in the Majors after the All Star break.

With the impending impact of Ike apparent MLB cancelled the scheduled series between the Astros and Cubs and rescheduled them to be played in.....Milwaukee....90 minutes from Chicago. So what was supposed to be a home game for Houston became essentially a home game for the Cubs, and Houston players who had spent the two days prior dealing with a hurricane, no electrical power and having to leave their families behind still in this mess promptly got one hit in two games and proceeded to drop five games in row...essentially eliminating them from the playoffs.

Why couldn't the games have been re-scheduled to the end of the season, much like was done after 9/11?

According to this story...

It was pretty obvious that the Astros were not happy to be playing a home game against the Cubs in Milwaukee last night. They wore their road grays and looked rather listless in getting no-hit by Carlos Zambrano in front of a crowd of mostly Cubs' fans. Many have wondered why the games weren't rescheduled for closer to Houston. Owner Drayton McLane gave a bit of an explanation after the game:

"There was just no other choice," McLane said. "We wanted Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Arlington, Atlanta, you name it. There was nothing else."

He said the games couldn't be played after the season because there wasn't enough time to play all three and still start the playoffs in time to satisfy Fox television.

I have this theory that the root of all evil in baseball can be traced back to Fox. I understand the desire to make these games up as quickly as possible, but to make the Astros play two road games in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane while they're locked in a pennant race is pretty unfair.

One NLDS matchup starts on Wednesday, October 1st while the second starts on Thursday the second. The season ends on Sunday, September 28th. Three games could be played as necessary Monday and Tuesday and the Cubs could draw the series that starts on Thursday the second. It's certainly possible that all three games won't even be needed. The Cubs might not be happy, but they'd probably get over it.

TV and money that's of course what it is always about.

And of course count on some Chicago fans to keep it classy...

Maybe if they spent more time in the batting cage instead of whining about the venue situation they could have gotten a hit before the 16th inning of the series.

Yeah right, maybe if Cub fans and players had spent less time complaining about goats, Bartman and all other assorted excuses for not succeeding they might have won something in under a hundred years. Heaven forbid someone might be distracted because their home is underwater or without power and you left your wife and kids there to go play baseball in Wisconsin. Frecking tool.

The Astros players have had something to say about this as well...
They're upset with Bud Selig, but until now they've done a good job keeping mostly silent. Now, though, the Houston Chronicle has spotted players wearing protest t-shirts.

"We survived Ike," the back of the shirt read in red lettering atop a drawing of the radar impression of the eye of the storm.

On the front, it read: "Bud killed us," over a red drawing of the commissioner's bust.

It's impossible to know what would've happened if the Cubs/Astros series had been moved somewhere closer to Houston or postponed until later in the year, but it's certainly understandable for the 'Stros' players to be upset. The storm was vicious, there are still stories like this one coming out of the Houston area, and the league did very little to accommodate the Astros. I realize that there's not much the league can do, but it seems like they didn't even do that.

The Astros, on the other hand, are doing their best to help out even in the face of the collapse of their playoff hopes. FanHouser and Houstonian Stephanie Stradley just e-mailed me today to tell me that the Astros have donated $1 miillion to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund (a cause that could certainly use as much help as possible ... just sayin'). Because really, missing the playoffs isn't the end of the world and if anyone knows it, it's the Astros.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

WTF Video, Long Road To Ruin

The Foo's make an appearance with an ode to Rick Springfield in the video for "Long Road to Ruin."

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Which One Are You?

From the fine folks down the road in Austin, TX at Despair.com



Girl Friday, 19 SEP 08

Another week older and deeper in debt...not really but my folks liked Tennesee Ernie Ford, so there you go.

Just because I'm lazy and I really think she is pretty, Pilar Lastra is the Girl Friday for this Friday 19 SEP 08.

And check her out jumping with the Army Golden Knights...kick ass.


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UK Apache Books

Saw this on-line this morning...

From Amazon UK:

An astonishing first book, Apache is a story of courage, comradeship, technology and tragedy, during the ongoing war in Afghanistan. 'Apache' is the first book to come from the cockpit of the most sophisticated fighting helicopter the world has ever known. Designed in the mid 1980s to take on the Soviets, these machines have proven themselves as the perfect tool for combat in Afghanistan. Ed Macy's account of the incredibly hard Apache selection process, tougher than that of the SAS, combined with his description of the sheer difficulty of flying one of these helicopters provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between man and machine fighting in the toughest conditions imaginable. The climactic build-up to the rescue mission at Jugroom Fort is both dramatic and deeply moving. The rescue of Lance Corporal Mathew Ford has been hailed as one of the most remarkable and daring rescues of modern wartime and Ed's bravery on the ground at Jugroom Fort led to him being awarded the Military Cross - one of the first in the Army Air Corps' history. Taking the reader right to the heart of the war in Afghanistan, 'Apache' offers an unprecedented degree of proximity to the action and horror that troops in the region are faced with on a daily basis. Gripping from the first page to the last, it is utterly compelling and impossible to put down.

I can't testify to the quality of this book or it's companion piece Apache Dawn, as I've only seen them on-line, but if your interested in this sort of thing it might be worth checking out.

As far as I know there aren't any US Apache books yet. (sarcastic)Most of us are functionally illiterate and had no other choice in life but to join the Army and fight in this awful war, so were waiting until we can find someone to dictate our story to and make it somewhat understandable and less vulgar...and maybe add some exciting stuff to make us look cool.(sarcastic)

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

What's 30 million here or there...

...or how to get rid of a F-117 without really trying.

This is what they are going to do with all remaining F-117 Nighthawks, a few years ago the pride of the USAF and America. Up until a few months ago security guards at airshows wouldn't let you near it. WOW.

The story is HERE. I think Ben Rich and Kelly Johnson just rolled over in their graves.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ingrate Thy Name Is Howard

This morning on the way to work I was "entertained" by this STORY

I feel doubly bad about this because I consider the DFW area my second home, my brother lives there, I lived there before I joined the Army and it's just a pretty good place to live.

Howard disrespects national anthem

07:11 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
By EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News

In a video posted on YouTube, the swingman is shown at Allen Iverson's charity flag football game in July. When the national anthem is being sung, various participants are shown mugging for the camera. When the camera gets to Howard, he says: " 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is going on. I don't celebrate this [expletive]. I'm black."

Howard goes on to make a difficult-to-discern comment that includes a reference to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The video comes on the heels of his July arrest for a late-night street race in North Carolina and last season's admission that he is an occasional marijuana user. He also had a birthday bash for himself after the Mavericks lost Game 4 of their playoff series against New Orleans, even though coach Avery Johnson had asked the players to keep extracurricular activities to a minimum during the playoffs...
... "Josh really is a good guy with a great heart," (Mavs Owner Mark)Cuban said. "He just doesn't do a good job of showing that side of himself publicly. We will work on that."

A DFW area talk show host, Mark Davis, had a discussion about this on his show. His point of view essentially was that yes it was stupid, yes the Mavs Owner should do something to make it hurt Mr. Howard financially so he might think twice the next time, but it wasn't worth boycotting the team or anything of that magnitude.

It's an easy decision for me, because I don't watch that much NBA action...so until the league can stop hiring thugs, punks and reprobates, I won't be enjoying any National Basketball Association games of any sort. As with my ban on all things Jane Fonda, I don't exhort others to join, I just state what I choose to do, or in this case don't do...what you do, is up to you.



All Hail!


Anthing you need to know about what kind of people and things are posted at Threedonia should be answered by this paragraph from the post entitled, "Welcome to Threedonia."

If you need to reach us you’ll find our e-mail addresses on those name page headings discussed in #2. You’re probably wondering what kind of painty-waist sissy-men are we that we insist on using these goofy aliases? Well, first of all, you don’t really know for sure that these aren’t are real names, but let’s just assume you’re right. Well, then, why does Superman go by Clark Kent? Batman as Bruce Wayne? Spiderman as Peter Parker? Rey Misterio as Oscar Gutierrez Rubio? Sometimes, when you have extraordinary talent an alias is necessary as cover to blend with regular folks. Yes, we’re not like you. We have almost nothing in common with you, yet we’re fascinated by your mortal lives and get a small thrill from mingling with you and learning about your daily goings on. And if you think Clark Kent or Peter Parker are painty-waists, well you can take that up with them. O.K., that Toby McGuire guy seems a little light in the loafers and Brandon Routh isn’t very manly… Well maybe you’ve got a point…

Even if you didn't think that to be very funny I still say check them out you might find something worth your valuable time.



Sunday, September 14, 2008

If You Were A Hot Dog And You Were Starving, Would You Eat Yourself?

I know I would, and I'd be delicious...with relish and brown mustard, yum!

Nothing funnier than bored soldiers. In this case we have a guy imitating Will Farrel, imitating the late Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Carey.

H/T Pat Dollard & The Jihadi Killer Hour



WTF Video, Beds Are Burning

Today's WTF video comes to us courtesy of an Australian group that goes by the name, Midnight Oil.

Given the earlier post about Paul McCartney, I was quite tempted to post the video to his collaboration with a young Michael Jackson called Say, Say, Say...but even I have some limits.



al Qaeda Hates The Beatles

...or maybe just Paul McCartney.

Oops, make that Hamas. Or maybe not even that, just some dude of middle eastern decent who doesn't enjoy Sir Paul's work. Personally I prefer The Who over The Beatles, but I'm not violent about it. Now if he were talking about Paul McCartney and Wings now there's a band to go nuts about.

Omar Bakri threatened Paul McCartney with suicide bombers if the former Beatle plays at a concert celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary.

"Paul McCartney is the enemy of every Muslim. We have what we call ‘sacrifice’ operatives who will not stand by while he joins in a celebration of their oppression."

For the link go to the JAWA REPORT

Oh wait a tick, this is all about the Joos!?! WOW, at least you're consistent in your unreasoning hate Omar...you stay classy



Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Truth About The Surge



As a big fan of the Looney Tunes, this open letter to Sara Palin by Iowahawk was simply awesome.

One Day on an Alaskan Cliffside
An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

By Wile E. Reporter
National Political Correspondent, MSNBCNNABS
(Medius Vulgaris)

*Knock Knock Knock*

Good afternoon, madam. Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Wile E. Reporter, investigative correspondent for an international network news gathering organization. No doubt you may have seen my award-winning coverage, assuming your igloo is equipped with a satellite dish. No, I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college, so let's get down to cases. You are a Republican candidate, and I am going to eat you alive. Now don't try to get away! I am more educated, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are... and I'm a genius. In fact, I have not one, but two diplomas from the Acme Correspondence School of Journalism. And you? Why, you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten, let alone the vice presidency of a major western democracy. Rather than suffer the inevitable torture of the vetting I am about to give you, I think you will agree that it's best for both of us that we save time and get this over with quickly. I will give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers, and take the "Eagleton option."


Sigh. Why do they always want to do it the hard way?

Go read the whole thing HERE

Via My Pet Jawa
H/T IowaHawk

Here's the cartoon that inspired it...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Sailors Have A Lot of Time on Their Hands #6

What gets me is not the fact that they make videos, because a lot of people string together pictures and attach music to make a video montage. That is something a single individual can accomplish.

It's the fact that somebody has taken the time to choreograph and synchronize all these people to music...WOW, they really, really have a lot of time to kill.



WTF Video, Rocket Man

The Shat, 'cause he's a Rock-it-man!



The Day After 9/11 Post

You know it occurred to me yesterday while watching the news and seeing all the coverage of events honoring the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA that I have spent roughly one third of my military career in a state of war.
I can distinctly remember the day it happened. I was in a classroom. I was going to school to learn how the new digital Army was supposed to work. Being assigned to the 4th Infantry at the time, the division was participating in something known as the digital warfighting experiment. As such soldiers had to learn the new systems that were being installed to make our lives easier (read: living hell) during the upcoming maneuvers. I was sitting in this class and one of the instructors came in and announced that a plane has just struck the World Trade Center. We all thought not having seen any of it, that it must have been a small civil airplane or someone either suicidal or really screwed up. Then the guy came back and said a second plane had hit, class was canceled and we were to report back to our units.
I didn't leave my BDE until around 2100 that night. In the time between I heard discussions on opening the arms room and issuing troops their weapons and live ammo (which it was ultimately decided too dangerous) and load plans for many different type deployment scenarios, to where nobody knew but they damn sure were going to start planning. By the time I left work, there were M-1 Abrams tanks stationed at the gates with their main gun oriented right down the road. At that time there were no gates to speak of on FT Hood, so they improvised check points, the tanks being a main feature. The next morning it took me 4 hours to get to work as they were doing a 100% search on every vehicle that came on post. I recall while sitting in that line thinking we were going to be a war for a long time and this wasn't going to be easy.
Little did I know how right I would be. So, here we are faced with a lot of people who are essentially quitters, whiners who were the exact same people who were complaining on 12 SEP 2001, that the President didn't do enough to stop this from happening. Nice to see some things never change, they were wrong then and they are wrong now. At least they are consistent.



Girl Friday, 12 SEP 08

Another week has come to an end.

This week's "Girl Friday" appears on the TV show, "My Name is Earl" where she plays a maid and a exotic dancer (stripper) named Catalina. Her name is Nadine Velazquez, and she has given me an entirely new outlook on the "House of Pain" song, "Jump Around".

Have a great weekend and try and stay high and dry!

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?

This lady has a serious problem.

If you ever needed proof that our science and math programs are failing, here you go.
The rainbow connection indeed.

H/T The Jawa Report



Sunday, September 07, 2008

Hanoi Jane in the Hall of Fame?!?

I received this via the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association RATNET e-mail:

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 11:06:38 -0400
From: mike xxxxxx
Subject: Hanoi Jane

The Governor of California has nominated "Hanoi Jane" to be inducted into
the California Hall of Fame. I think all the California Rats ought to write
"ARRNOLD" and remind him of two things. 1. They all vote in California and
2. They haven't forgotten what Hanoi Jane did or the consequences of her
action. She gave aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war. If that
doesn't fit the definition of a traitor, I don't know what does.

Mike xxxxxx
Sumter, SC

Well, after doing a little google search, I found this SITE where it explains that the traitor has already been approved, and will be inducted in December...so good luck stopping that.

Thanks Arnold.

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Mr Awesome

If you are of a certain age, you no doubt spent a few quarters in the arcade at the mall or in the machine at the Pizza Hut, movie theater or wherever.

If you've ever done any of those things, please see this MOVIE. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. You'll thank me for it.

In it there is a awesome character who calls himself Mr Awesome (see the awesome picture below).

Mr. Awesome has this to say about Missile Command (my game of choice, back in the day) and Iraq, linked from HERE.

As they say in the King of Kong, this society is based on war and games. The real war is to get the higher score Missile Command score recognized and the war in Iraq is to get democracy recognized over the assholes. It’s the same mindset with a different goal.

Uh, yeah whatever you say Mr. Awesome...awesome Trans Am by the way. Is it paid off?
H/T LT Nixon Rants: Faux Patriotism At the Conventions

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Sailors Have A Lot of Time on Their Hands #5

I have a sneaking suspicion that one guy that I keep seeing pop up in these videos is responsible for these productions.

If you are in the Navy, for the reputation of your service I would encourage you to do whatever you feel appropriate.

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Ohkaaay, Whatever You Say

These loons sitting in a FOREST are crying over a stump, where a tree had been chopped down. Actually I laughed my ass off and wondered if my leg was being pulled...but I guess it's real...I wish it wasn't.

http://view.break.com/567077 - Watch more free videos

If it hurts you so badly plant another tree or ten...idiots.
H/T The Jawa Report



WTF Video, Girls and Boys

The 80's didn't have a monopoly on WTF videos (Although I will admit, the sheer number of 80's videos makes WTF moments very easy to find). Today's entry is Good Charlotte's song Girls and Boys. Not only are there WTF moments in here, there's a great deal of truth being sung as well...at least as it applies to some.



Saturday, September 06, 2008

Flags...They aren't just for conventions anymore.

I don't care who did this really...throwing it in the garbage is not the way one would dispose of a flag you don't want anymore.

But at the Democratic convention, unused or unwanted flags are thrown in the garbage like so much swept up confetti or popped ballons...just another used party favor to be gotten rid of.

From Dirty Harry's Place comes the link to this piece out of the Denver Post.

This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story.

“What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate the total number to be around 12,000 small flags and one full size 3×5 flag.”

Sad...just f@#king SAD.



WWII Vet visits the Troops

...in Afghanistan

He's 90+ years old...what a guy!
Via Last of the Few

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A Sad, Sad Story From the UK

From The UK Times on Line

Hannah Fletcher
A hotel that refused a wounded soldier a room, forcing him to spend the night in his car, was backed into a “grovelling” apology yesterday after receiving a barrage of abusive phone calls.

Metro Hotel, in Woking, Surrey, had to call in the police as their lines were flooded with angry, abusive and threatening calls from members of the public.

The attack on the switchboards came after it emerged that Corporal Tomos Stringer, 24, had been told by hotel staff that it was company policy not to accept members of the Armed Forces as guests.

A soldier since the age of 16 and veteran of multiple tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, Cpl Stringer had travelled to Surrey to help with funeral preparations for a friend killed in action...

You can read the rest of the article HERE

One of the most absolutely shameful things I have ever read...those people should be ashamed to show their faces in public.
Well, CPL Stringer is welcome here anytime.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

It's Election Season...

Although I'm sure Don Henley would have as much a problem with people using this to describe what's happening to Sarah Palin as the female members of Heart do with them using Barracuda



Sailors Have A Lot of Time on Their Hands #4

...and could quite possibly be the ghey.

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Sailors Have A Lot of Time on Their Hands #3

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Sailors Have A Lot of Time on Their Hands #2

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Not So Much WTF...

but sailors have a lot of time on their hands while they are out at sea, apparently.

Exhibit #1

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WTF Video, Who Can It Be Now?

For various reasons, I've given the WTF Video and all other posting a rest for almost a week. Now it's back and badder than ever, with Men at Work's song, "Who Can It Be Now?"

Grab a vegemite sandwich and enjoy!



Girl Friday, 5 SEP 08

It's the first Friday of SEP 2008. Summer's all but gone, the kids are headed back to school and football's on the tube.
Today's Girl Friday was Miss November for 2001, Ms Lindsey Vuolo...enjoy your weekend!

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Picture of the Day

Pretty cool picture of an F-16 re-fueling somewhere over Iraq.

Swiped from BlackFive

I know I've been light on the posting lately, but I do actually work for a living from time to time...my apologies.

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