Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tom Burnett, Sr regarding civilian trial for KSM

Flight 93 father denounces civilian trial for 9/11 terrorists

Blogburst logo, petition

Tom Burnett Sr:
A military trial will do the same thing--give them justice, give them a chance to talk--but not out, you know, in the public.
Nicely framed and edited by KSTP Minneapolis:

Update, note from the Livermush Command Center: if the video doesn't open as it should, follow this link.

Second Burnett interview here. If only our government, with all its resources, could make 1/100th the sense of this honest patriot, but honesty and patriotism seem to be completely absent from the Obama/Holder makeup. Mr. Burnett says he will fight.

Mr. Burnett is also trying to stop the Park Service from planting a giant Mecca-oriented crescent atop his son's grave

Video expose of what was originally called the Crescent of Embrace design, contains footage of Mr. Burnett and Alec Rawls (author of this blogburst post) at last year's Memorial Project meeting:

Again, if the video malfunctions, follow to the source...

After the jump, you can see the list of those in the Blogburst.  There are about a dozen of my fellow bloggers from whom I've directly requested their support/allegiance in opposition of the project, but are mysteriously (still) absent from this list.  As before, I want to hear of any rationale for your tolerance of this "memorial" as it is designed, if you have knowledge that I've not heard.

Or tell me you think I'm wrong.  I can take it.- Jeff

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cavewoman poll

I went by (the Internet Movie Database) this morning to check on something.  When I got there, I forgot what it was I went looking for.  Perhaps that's an early indicator of senility, but whatchagonna do?  Anyways, toward the bottom of the page, there was a link to their "daily poll."  The poll question was/is:

Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story didn't make this year's Best Documentary Oscar shortlist; are you surprised?

And the possible responses were limited to these:
  • Definitely-I thought it was a guaranteed nominee.
  • I'm surprised- I thought it would win the Oscar.
  • I'm not surprised at all since I don't think it was a good film.
  • I'm not surprised because it sounds more like a publicity move on the part of the Academy.
  • I'm more surprised that Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Crude, or another movie didn't make the shortlist.
  • I'll be surprised if it isn't nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
I am personally disappointed that the following responses didn't occur to the pollsters at imdb:
  • Is Michael Moore still breathing our air?
  • The number of people who consider Michael Moore relevant, including even those in the Academy, could sit comfortably in a one-seat outhouse.  He is so three years ago.
  • You couldn't pay me to sit through 5 minutes of his America-hating propaganda, unless of course the feature ended with his Braveheart, except for real, y'know?
  • Seriously, is Michael Moore still breathing our air?
Conversely though, they did give me an idea for today's blog-effort.  A poll, kiddoes!

I'll be mounting (good choice of words, considering the possible responses) a poll in the sidebar with the following query: I've written a screenplay to remake my favorite dinosaur movie "1 Million Years B.C."  If you were hired as the casting agent, who would you have play Raquel Welch's part?

Bonus question for extra credit!  I will be gratuitously including the cat-fight scene in my version, so feel free to nominate your "runner-up" or a write-in candidate in the comments section for this role.

Imperative that all recommendations maintain a respectful nod to Ms. Welch!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Here's a very cool way to say thank you to our men & women in harm's way.  Send them a card.  It can take as little as ten seconds to send.  You won't know the name (or anything else) about the recipient, but you are allowed to endorse the card with your name and hometown, and add a brief message of thanks, support, or encouragement.

The program is sponsored by Xerox, and the designs on the cards are from those created by American schoolchildren.  It took me a bit longer to select a card, because I looked at every single one before picking one from (I think) a ten-year-old from Jacksonville, NC.

It's free.  I did it.  I believe you should, too.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pinin' 4 Austex...UPDATED!

Kinda wishin' I could teleport myself straight back to the Broken Spoke.

You ain't lived until you've played (or at least witnessed) some Chicken Shit Bingo at Ginny's.  Tip o' the cap to the FCB and the FFC.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The KSM madness regenerates itself

It seems that the more indefensible an action is by this administration, the faster the loony left moves to actually defend it.  Proof that no matter how wrong and potentially disastrous putting KSM in a federal courtroom is, there are people out there insane enough (or intoxicated enough on the fumes of their "movement"), that they'll still carry O!Bummer's water.  I really expected them be sitting this argument out, as if saying, "Okaaaayyyy, you're on your own here, dipshit."

But, as Sister Toldjah reports, AG Holder has the nerve to call those of us who oppose this foolishness "cowards."  As does perpetual leg-tingler Moulitsas.  The Sister, quoting Andrew McCarthy's rebuke (National Review Online), however...

That is, Pres. Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, experienced litigators, fully realize that in civilian court, the Qaeda quintet can and will demand discovery of mountains of government intelligence. They will demand disclosures about investigative tactics; the methods and sources by which intelligence has been obtained; the witnesses from the intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement who interrogated witnesses, conducted searches, secretly intercepted enemy communications, and employed other investigative techniques. They will attempt to compel testimony from officials who formulated U.S. counterterrorism strategy, in addition to U.S. and foreign intelligence officers. As civilian “defendants,” these war criminals will put Bush-era counterterrorism tactics under the brightest public spotlight in American legal history.

This is exactly what President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder know will happen. And because it is unnecessary to have this civilian trial at all, one must conclude that this is exactly what Obama and Holder want to see happen.
This post of hers is far better and more thorough than anything I could submit on the subject.  So please swing by her place (and the link to the National Review article) and read the rest.  Obama's base is composed of those who salivate over a weakened America.  This is Obama playing to his base.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Note To Self

Use in correct proportions: (2) ears + (2) eyes + (1) mouth.

Just for the fun of it.

Less talk, more Gourds.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"...was in danger of being trampled by a dwarf"- Nigel Tufnel

I usually just let my voice in this forum substitute for any "petition" that I'd consider signing, and have seldom included my name on such. The following represents a rare exception. In fact, since I am pretty sure my name and the product of this blog are already on the snitch-list in the White House, signing a petition is certainly redundant. I done it anyhow.

The Coward-In-Chief has seen fit to bring Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the admitted architect of the 9/11 attacks, to New be tried in Federal Court. There is absolutely zero logical justification for this. No legal justification, either. The bad outweighs the good in this decision so disproportionately, it's insulting.

Tim Sumner and Debra Burlingame (siblings of two 9/11 victims) wrote this petition, and I encourage you to add your name. It's a relatively long letter, so you'll have to read the rest after the jump. But consider the fact that it isn't nearly as long as that 1900 page "healthcare" nonsense that your representatives won't read. I read it and signed it (the petition, dummy, not the socialized medicine moonbattery). You should do so as well.

November 9, 2009

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

President Obama:

On September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as 19 men hijacked four commercial airliners, attacking passengers and killing crew members, and then turned the fully-fueled planes into missiles, flying them into the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 3,000 of our fellow human beings died in two hours. The nation’s commercial aviation system ground to a halt. Lower Manhattan was turned into a war zone, shutting down the New York Stock Exchange for days and causing tens of thousands of residents and workers to be displaced. In nine months, an estimated 50,000 rescue and recovery workers willingly exposed themselves to toxic conditions to dig out the ravaged remains of their fellow citizens buried in 1.8 million tons of twisted steel and concrete.

The American people were rightly outraged by this act of war. Whether the cause was retribution or simple recognition of our common humanity, the words “Never Forget” were invoked in tearful or angry rectitude, defiantly written in the dust of Ground Zero or humbly penned on makeshift memorials erected all across the land. The country was united in its determination that these acts should not go unmarked and unpunished.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"We're not just going to shoot the bastards...

...we're going to cut out their living guts. And use them to grease the treads of our tanks." -General George Patton

In an update to the previous, but which deserves its own space, allow me to present The Warrior Song.

Y'all no doubt recall how supportive I am of the Warrior Legacy Foundation.

It's a video-heavy kinda day at the Livermush Command Center! Happy Veterans' Day!

Hoo-ahh, indeed!

Thanks to my friends at Blackfive.

"Pour it on 'em, men! Let 'em have it!"

Even if it's only lip-service coming from the political left, or a photo-op for the ditherer-in-chief, we still have a day set aside for saying thanks to our Veterans. And that's a good thing.

And we still have brave men and women placing themselves in harm's way for our benefit. We can watch ball-games, and hug up on our honeys and go on unsuccessful grouse-hunts and ride horses and send out marketing emails (to companies that went bankrupt weeks ago) and rake leaves and write in our usually irrelevant (in my case) blog and think ahead to who's coming for Christmas, all because of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen fighting and winning scrapes, battles, wars, and police-actions. And that's a good thing.

This morning, I signed in to my blog and noticed I had a new "follower": The Unclogged Blog. She posted the following on her blog, and I pilfered it shamelessly. To Lakota: Tell your Gunney to keep his head down, and that the Livermush guy says "thanks."

It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
salutes the Flag,

It is
who serves
under the Flag,

I thank God for each and every United States Veteran. Their sacrifice for freedom is more than I deserve.

I swear to God, and to all who may read this, my children are being raised to hold Veterans in the places of highest honor and respect.

It makes me ashamed to see lazy people who don't have the fortitude to stand and salute those who made it possible for them to be apathetic & disrespectful.

I have seen men like the gentleman in the wheelchair cry at the sight of fellow servicemen. They weep for reasons most of us cannot understand or fathom, yet there are too many who don't even care to imagine the costs of sacrifice.

Please take time to thank a Veteran! Go visit a Veteran or even send them a card if you can't make it. Show them you are proud to be an American and thankful for the freedom their service protected!

To all Veterans: my eternal, humble, solemn and devoted gratitude.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

30 YEARS(!) of appeasement still doesn't work

My first thought on seeing the Youtube video box below with the heading "Obama admits he is a Muslim" was that among the 9:57 worth of recording, there would be one short quip that could be taken a number of ways. I figured it'd be one ten-minute speech that contained a minor mis-phrasing.

Au contraire, mon frere.

And, although I was pretty critical regarding most of his campaign rhetoric (Afghanistan, economy, Gitmo, his proximity to Ayers/Wright/Soros/Dorhn/ad infinitum, his questionable allegiance), I pretty much accepted his assertion that he was a Christian. Having watched the evidence collected in this 10min video montage, there is no question now that every claim that he is, or ever was, anything but a Muslim, is a facade.

For those friends, neighbors, and relatives of mine who've chosen to give him a pass on so many of the cringe-worthy things I've written and spoken about, how do you watch the words come out of this man's mouth and then stick your heads back in the sand?

Wednesday sadly marked the 30-year anniversary of the first Islamic terror attack on US soil: Iranian Muslims stormed the American embassy, and held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The central point in Thursday's shooting spree at Ft. Hood was not that the shooter was a psychiatrist, but that he is a Muslim. He didn't go nuts; he was making a religious and political statement. He's a terrorist. If you're a terrorist sympathizer (or apologist), you are a terrorist.

Again to my friends, neighbors, and relatives: Watch the video and please tell me what part of you still endorses this bastard. At what point does campaign rhetoric, and the veracity therein, or lack thereof, cross a line with you? Methinks that a man's faith has got to be an unwavering constant, and that misrepresentation on that point, for the sake of political expediance must, absolutely must, be a last straw for you, finally.

Hat-tip to Robert at American & Proud.

UPDATE: Read about other radical militant muslims who were enlisted soldiers in our own military from Michelle Malkin, and notably the following quotes from this terrorist:

There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Revenge of the normal"

Let's check the score. In New Jersey, with a knee-jerk-to-the-Left populace, and the Ostrich Media firmly in the tank for the Democratic candidate, and O!Bummer campaigning ardently, no not just campaigning, but campaigning so hard that some folks thought that Obama himself was the incumbent Governor ...for the Democrat, and the Donkey outspending the Elephant 3 to 1, conservative Republican Chris Christy thumped Liberal Democrat Jon Corzine. Christy not only beat Corzine, but did so in spite of an Independent third candidate (that touted himself as conservative) bleeding off some Christy votes. Christy beat Corzine in every demographic.

If you've long since grown sick and tired of the Big Zero's (Obama's) endless campaigning, are you as happy as me this A.M. that he's finally getting the "referendum" he's been looking for?

If 8% of NY-23's voters hadn't pulled the lever for Scuzzy (who refused to drop out of the race) just because she still had the "R" after her name, not to mention the misinformed of her supporters who were duped into voting for Owens based on her endorsement, Hoffman would have trounced Owens. And the Virginia Governor's race decided by nearly 20%? In spite of more Obama campaigning?

Okay, okay, okay. This is your messiah...this is your messiah's big-government schemes...(SPLAT!)...Any questions?

I am so doing the ridiculously embarrassing happy dance this morning.

And, oh yeah...Hey, O!Bummer. I've read where someone suggested that you were waiting on these elections to play out before making a decision to follow Gen. McCrystal's request for more troops. Can you please now man-up, get the fuck out of the way, endorse the troop surge, and let better men than you go finish the job in Afghanistan?

You need a win, dipshit.

Monday, November 2, 2009

And speaking of RINOs: Allahpundit

Not "Johnny come lately" actually, but Johnny won't STFU.

I've been following the Scozzafava/Hoffman/RNC wrangling and mostly just trying to maintain a sense of objectivity. It rankles me that folks out there could even elect the Snowes and Specters of the world, even simply knowing that they pose as one thing and behave as the opposite of that thing (and once we've witnessed any one person doing this, to any extent in our own lives, don't we stop trusting them?). But it troubles me far more that the Republican party continues to rhetorically and financially support these RINOs, based only upon the value of an "R" after their names.

I dropped in over at Hot Air this morning, to see if I could figure out what measure of justification Allahpundit had found for his support of the giant Mosque that desecrates the memory of the Flight 93 heroes. I didn't get that far, but I did read his report that Newt has decided to back Hoffman.


It might have been a real story, Allahpundit, if Newt had said, "I've finally come to the realization that Dem-Lite, in the hearts and minds of honest Constitution-loving Americans, doesn't really mean Republican." Instead, bandwagon-Newt only wants to be on the winning side, pretending that anyone would even consider letting him drive the wagon. I won't call him a Johnny come lately, I call him irrelevant. And by your excuses for him, you appear to A) fail to recognize that fleeting relevance, and B) prove your own diminishing significance (or worse, your complicity).

Contrary to what Newt thinks (and what you think he thinks, Allahpundit), the strategic value of electing, or backing for election, a rabidly liberty-eating RINO like Scozzafava does nothing to help retake America from the Socialists and apologists and appeasers.

I didn't find anything that told me why you smeared Alec Rawls in support of the terrorists' memorial, but I found enough to show me which side you're not on. When Newt laid down with Gore and Sharpton and Scozzafava, I knew wherein his sympathies aligned. And with your defense of him, your inclinations are now abundantly clear, too. What troubles me, now, is what rationalization does MM have for for a continued association with you?

In a world where liberty and freedom are threatened on every side, a policy of going along to get along is akin to arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

You called Newt her "most prominent Republican supporter." You should print a retraction/correction that clarifies thusly: Newt and Allahpundit are Scozzofava's biggest co-losers, and no repositioning at this point can't change that. To be sure, there was a prominent Republican who weighed in from Alaska, but the force of her stalwart support wasn't as laudable as Newt-come-lately's? Scozzofava quickly climbed into bed with her opponent(!) Owens, and you snuggle up with Newt. Birds of a feather.

News flash: Newt wasn't, and isn't, either prominent or Republican.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

'splorin the 'hood

Since I found myself in a picture-posting mood, thought I'd share these from riding near the house last week. This would be my idea of a good homesite
These next two are of the remains of an old house near Barrett's.

Mizzuz Johnson's husband and his horse simply make this scene.

Eh, or not. You be the judge.

Worth noting: Such images would not be possible aboard such a fidgety horse (Nockahoma), were it not for Canon's IS (image stabilization) lens. Thank you Canon for including that in an affordable 10MP digital camera. If the folks at Canon are reading this, I'm ready to talk sponsorship arrangement.


If you've ever heard me apologize, and your sarcasm meter didn't peg in the red, you should have immediately taken your sarcasm meter in for a tune-up. That said, I apologize to all the NCSU fans for my lack of humility when it comes to Tar Heel superiority over your tractor college. For the record, I love tractors. I just don't think a tractor-school diploma is anything to get all puffy-chested about.

And for those Duke fans, I could feel sympathy for you that your institution hasn't yet fully acknowledged the time you spent practicing your "floor-slap" technique in Shushevskiville as a credit-worthy elective, but I don't.

I also want to apologize that y'all weren't allowed to appreciate the world of Carolina goodness, as I was, those many years ago...