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Tuesdays Tribulations… A.M. Edition… 02-20-07

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least seven people as militants show increasing defiance to a major security operation in the capital. The attacker, wearing a belt packed with explosives, followed a funeral procession into a tent before detonating the blast in a mostly Shiite district of eastern Baghdad, police said. At least 15 people were injured.

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Car Bombs, Attacks Kill 18 in Baghdad

How do you fight THIS?? With a ’surge’?? By flooding the country with troops?? Our military can go up against any armed force in this world and we have what it takes to WIN in a ‘HEAD ON’ confrontation, but THIS ’suicide bomber’ thing is a battle we can’t win, no one can win it, short of wiping out Islam, because Islam is the ‘root’ cause of the entire matter, and until they change their ways, or run out of people willing to blow themselves up in MoMo’s name, it won’t stop…

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Iran would only halt its uranium enrichment program and return to negotiations if other Western nations do the same. Ahmadinejad told a crowd of thousands in northern Iran one day ahead of a U.N. Security Council deadline that it was no problem for his country to stop, but that “fair talks” demanded a similar gesture from the West.

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Iran Sets Condition to Halt Nuke Program

Wouldn’t it be a shame if Ahmadinejad turned up with a hole between his eyes?? It ‘could’ happen, but it takes BALLS to give that clandestine order, and I don’t think there’s a ’set’ left in D.C.

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide attacker blew himself up at a hospital opening ceremony in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, wounding at least two NATO soldiers and a health worker, the provincial governor said.

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Bomber strikes Afghan hospital

And this my friends, is the mindset of the Islamic ANIMALS we are dealing with, anyone that would deliberately target a hospital, ANY hospital, is nothing but a worthless slug in the grand scheme of life…

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents have found more than two tons of marijuana inside camouflaged trucks west of Casa Grande. The marijuana was discovered Sunday after a Bureau of Land Management ranger spotted two trucks near the town of Stanfield, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman.

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Border Agents Find 2 Tons of Pot in Camouflaged Trucks

A big ‘Hat Tip’ to the Border Patrol and BLM folks for doing their job and keeping this crap OUT of the USA, now all we gotta do is stop some ‘bleeding heart’ libber bastard from filing charges against em for DOING that job…

SAN’A, Yemen (AP) - Ongoing clashes between the Yemeni army and followers of a Shiite rebel leader in the north of the country have killed more than 100 people in the past five days, military officials said Monday. About 90 of the dead were in the Yemeni army, including six killed on Monday, an army official said.

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Clashes in Yemen Kill More Than 100

Yemen… The USS Cole… Shiite Rebels… Anyone seeing a pattern here?? Islam and violence, violence and Islam… The HYPOCRISY of Muslims is beyond belief, ‘religion of peace’ my ass, more like a CULT of moonbats…

Mondays Madness: 02-19-07… Evening Edition…

Monday, February 19th, 2007

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday the war in Iraq has been mismanaged for years and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as one of the worst in history.

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McCain: Rumsfeld Was One of the Worst

Well John, I can’t say Rummy was the ‘worst’ nor can I say Iraq is the most ‘mismanaged’ either, you DO remember Vietnam don’t you John?? It was a lot worse in my opinion, but Iraq can catch Vietnam financially, and it won’t take long in todays dollars, but the loss of life hasn’t been nearly as bad… You’re partially correct, Iraq IS a mismanaged clusterf**k… But you can’t lay it all on Rummy, he’s gone and the new Sec-Def hasn’t done much yet either, a 21.5K man ’surge’ STILL isn’t enough to get the job done, so stop playing ‘politics’ and see what you can do about laying out an overwhelming PLAN OF ATTACK and talking that hardheaded, PC SOB in the White House into doing it…

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - Rescuers reached three stranded climbers on Mount Hood Monday, finding them in good condition after they spent a night huddled with their dog to stave off the whipping wind and snow 7,400 feet up the peak.

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Crews reach Mount Hood climbers

I’m sorry, but I just feel NO sympathy for anyone STUPID enough to climb a mountain, that is a conscious decision that they make and if they get into trouble it’s their problem, it’s not like attempting to rescue a person trapped in a fire or a flood or whatever, this is a position they put themselves in and to save them requires OTHERS to risk their lives… Ridiculous…

MSNBC/WP - The guests of Mologne House have been blown up, shot, crushed and shaken, and now their convalescence takes place among the chandeliers and wingback chairs of the 200-room hotel on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (snip) McLeod, 41, has lived at Mologne House for a year while the Army figures out what to do with him.  

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WP: Iraq vets struggle to recover

I know Vets from Vietnam and Gulf 1 and several fights in between that the military is STILL trying to figure out what to DO with them, and to NOT have to accept any responsibility along the way…

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered an investigation Monday into allegations by a Sunni Arab woman that she was raped by three members of the Shiite-dominated police force after she was detained over the weekend. A top police official disputed the allegation, which could not be independently verified. (snip) Rape victims rarely come forward in this conservative Islamic country because of the risk of public scorn and humiliation. A woman who acknowledges being raped risks death at the hands of male relatives seeking to restore the family’s honor. “I told them that I thought that the Americans are the ones who rape Iraqis”, but one of them responded: ‘This is what we do to anyone who doesn’t confess,’” she said.

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Iraq PM Probes Police Rape Allegations

Well, where is the outrage?? And the last lines of this story make me really not give a damn… This is the people WE are fighting and dying for, people that expect U.S. troops to rape them and asshole Iraqi troops/police that actually DO it…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Muslim cabdriver from Somalia ran over two college students near Vanderbilt University after getting into an argument with them about religion, police said. Ibrahim Ahmed, 37, a driver for United Cab, picked up two men near the Vanderbilt campus early Sunday morning, Capt. Mike Alexander of the Nashville Police Department said, referring to the incident report.

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Muslim Cabbie Charged With Running Over Students

Oh but I’m sure it was only because the students insulted the ‘religion of peace’, surely they were clearly at fault, I can’t think of any other reason a Muslim would deliberately try to run over American students other than a ‘religious’ disagreement… Right?? {/sarcasm} I can just imagine how well it would go over if the Methodists of America decided that anyone making a joke about their church would be killed… So, WHY the hell do we put up with it out of a bunch of goat loving, pedophile worshipping ragheads??

Mondays Madness: 02-19-07… Mid Day Edition…

Monday, February 19th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Insurgents launched a brazen coordinated attack on a U.S. combat post Monday, sending in a suicide bomber and clashing with American troops. Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 17 wounded, the military said. The assault began with a suicide bomber exploding a vehicle outside the base north of Baghdad, said the military statement. It gave no further details beyond the number of dead and wounded.

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Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq Base Attack

Well, is the ’surge’ making the insurgents bolder or has it made them more desperate?? That’s a fair question I think, and honestly, I’d love to say it was an act of desperation but I just don’t know, and neither does anyone else on our side, seems like the troops, on a lot of levels, aren’t able to get a message out at the moment, but the MSM can…

NEW YORK (AP) - Researchers are trying to find ways to regrow fingers - and someday, even limbs - with tricks that sound like magic spells from a Harry Potter novel. There’s the guy who sliced off a fingertip but grew it back, after he treated the wound with an extract of pig bladder. And the scientists who grow extra arms on salamanders. And the laboratory mice with the eerie ability to heal themselves.

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Science Finds New Ways to Regrow Fingers

This is a weird story but if it can actually work, and help those that have lost fingers, and possibly limbs, I would think it’s worth a shot, ‘Weird Science’ at it’s best…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporting herself and a 7-year-old son on a preschool teacher’s salary in suburban Marin County, one of the nation’s priciest housing markets, keeps Russian immigrant Sveta Nikitina on a tight budget. One expense she can’t control is the rising cost of filing the forms she needs to work and travel in the United States while she waits to become a permanent resident.

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Immigrants Struggle With Rising Fees

Here is one of those stories the MSM likes to run, it’s intended to spur some ‘feelings’ from all of us ‘hard-assed’ folks that want to see American citizenship not made readily available to just anyone… Well guess what, I know what it’s like to have to deal with the Federal government, as a U.S. citizen, and I just can’t work up any sympathy for her, our government isn’t properly taking care of it’s own people, you doubt that, ask a Veteran…

JERUSALEM (AP) - The first set of three-way talks among Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli and Palestinian leaders, initially billed as a new U.S. push to restart peace efforts, ended Monday with little progress other than a commitment to meet again.

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Mideast Talks End With Little Progress

There can be peace in the Mid-East, and it will happen when the USA stops holding Israel back and when Israel places a real WARRIOR in charge… A real warrior?? Hmmm?? After they get one, do you suppose they’d let us borrow him for a while?? We could use a REAL warrior…

WASHINGTON — Usama bin Laden and his No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahiri, are rebuilding the Al Qaeda terror group along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, but the bases are smaller and lieutenants are less experienced, a U.S. official said Monday. The American official was confirming a story reported in Monday’s New York Times that said a band of training camps has popped up in Pakistan along the Afghan border and the leadership chain of command has been re-established despite an “erosion” of leadership after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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Al Qaeda Rebuilds Along Afghanistan Border

If WE know about it, and the MSM knows about it, WHY aren’t we bombing the living crap out of these sites?? I wonder if ‘The Little Prince’ can answer that?? Is allowing al-Qaeda to rebuild a less important task on Mr. Bush’s list of things to do?? Afghanistan is where we should have exercised our ‘might’ and wiped al-Qaeda, and the Taliban, from the face of this earth…

2 Baghdad Car Bombs Kill 56, Injure 127

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Two car bombs exploded in an outdoor market in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 56 people and injuring scores in the deadliest attack since U.S. and Iraqi forces began a major security push around the capital last week.

The twin blasts - which tore through the open-air market in the mostly Shiite district of New Baghdad - marked the first major response by militants to the sweep launched last week and a sobering reminder of the huge challenges facing any efforts against the well-armed factions.

The death toll was reported by police and ambulance service officials on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. At least 127 people were injured, they reported.

The explosions toppled wooden vendors’ stalls and utility poles, and blood pooled in the debris. Victims were carried into hospitals on makeshift stretchers or in the arms of rescuers.

A separate car bomb in the mostly Shiite area of Sadr City killed at least one person and injured 10, police said.

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2 Baghdad Car Bombs Kill 56, Injure 127

What a difference a day can make, for 2 days the Iraqi government and OUR own government has been ‘crowing’ about the ’surge’ and how it was already working…

You don’t suppose the insurgents actually watch the MSM news do you?? Wolf Blitzer and Keith Olbermann, those guys, the ones that make damn sure to give out EVERY detail they can come up with as to troop movement and pending actions?? Surely the ragheads wouldn’t listen to that and make their plans accordingly?? Would they??

Iraq reopened border crossings with Iran after a three-day closure that coincided with the launch of the security push.

Looks like that ‘closed border’ thing worked out well huh?? I wonder how the insurgents got a bomb crew BACK in so fast?? Amazing how they get in place so quick isn’t it?? It’s almost like they never left Iraq… {/sarcasm}

Al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia in Iraq is widely believed to receive Iranian money and weapons, but his forces are also cooperating on some levels with Iraq’s U.S.-backed government.

Let me tell you something, al-Sadr is a reprehensible and pretty damned useless moonbat Muslim cleric in MY opinion, but he’s NOT stupid, he sees the possibility that the USA can prevail in Iraq and he sees that people like me are calling for a HUGE escalation in Iraq and an end to this bullshit, and al-Sadr doesn’t want to get caught on the short end of the stick…

(Condi) Rice also urged al-Maliki not to squander the relative calm in the capital since the security operation got under way.

I guess this latest blast kinda negates the ‘relative calm’…

EDIT: I wrote this story earlier today and held it for late publication, looks like the numbers climbed a bit…

Iraq Blasts Kill 63, Send Grim Message

Senate GOP Foils Debate on Iraq Surge

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gridlocked on the Iraq war in a sharply worded showdown Saturday as Republicans foiled a Democratic bid to repudiate President Bush’s deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops.

The 56-34 vote fell four short of the 60 needed to advance a nonbinding measure identical to one the House passed Friday. Seven GOP senators broke ranks, compared with only two during an earlier test on the issue.

Democrats swiftly claimed victory. “A majority of the United States Senate is against the escalation in Iraq,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. “As for the Republicans who chose once again to block further debate and protect President Bush, the American people now know they support the escalation” in troops.

Republicans blasted the Democratic leadership for refusing to allow a vote on an alternative that ruled out any reduction in money for troops in the field.

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Senate GOP Foils Debate on Iraq Surge

Reid is correct when he says, “A majority of the United States Senate is against the escalation in Iraq,”, but Harry, it’s just not a big enough majority to get YOUR job done…

I’m against this ’surge’ thing myself, I think it’s just too small a number to actually get the job done correctly, I think they needed to place at least 10 times that many additional troops in theater, and that would be just to ’sweep’ and secure Baghdad…

And in the meantime, I think we should have deployed an additional 250K troops to sweep the rest of Iraq, if we’re going to do this thing, lets do it right, and end it once and for all, and with that many U.S. combat troops in place, Syria and Iran would be crapping in their robes, wondering which one of them is next…

I have never been convinced that we needed to go to Iraq in the 1st place, but since we’re there, for good or bad, here’s how I feel about it, why go to the party if you’re not gonna dance??

There is a decisive victory to be had in Iraq, but we MUST take the gloves OFF for it to happen, and I don’t think the Dems have on ‘boxing’ gloves, I fear theirs are made of ‘pantie lace’ and God forbid the Dems should have to actually stand up and do something that may cause them to get their ‘lillywhites’ dirty…

And to Jack Murtha, EX-Marine, and I stress the EX part, any real Marine will know why, to you Murtha, I say this, I am absolutely thrilled that I never knew you, because if you went at being a Marine in the same manner that you address public service and elected office, then you Sir, were one piss poor excuse for a Marine, I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone with the Vietnam combat record you have, the medals you won, or anyone that served with so much distinction could then turn out to be the crummy bastard you became in later years…

Saturdays Sit/Rep… Mid-Day… 02-17-07

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide car bomber rammed into a crowded market in northern Iraq moments after a booby-trapped vehicle exploded Saturday, killing at least nine people and injuring 60, police said.

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Back-To-Back Blasts Kill 9 in N. Iraq

Well, I’ve never been TOO big to admit it when I am wrong, and I guess I was just plain wrong, Mr. Bush’s ’surge’ appears to be working, for Baghdad at least, bombings and deaths ARE down, in Baghdad… But the insurgents and terrorists are gearing up to kick ass in ‘other’ places… Imagine that… Here’s an idea, send in enough troops to actually get the job done and be sure to TELL the terrorists and insurgents that our guys coming, next thing you know, they’ll just go to Iran, easier ‘pickings’ for them, no U.S. Army and Marines to contend with, and THAT is a good thing…

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Some 18,000 children die every day because of hunger and malnutrition and 850 million people go to bed every night with empty stomachs, a “terrible indictment of the world in 2007,” the head of the U.N. food agency said.

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U.N.: Hunger Kills 18,000 Kids Each Day

I’ve been called heartless before, maybe I am, I have a real problem working up any excitement over this one, most, if not ALL of the nations that have all these ’starving’ people would take our aid and keep it for themselves and STILL let their own people go hungry, and many of these ’starving’ nations are the very ones that sponsor the terrorists that would set off a bomb in OUR back yard if given the opportunity… Maybe they are experiencing ‘generational genocide’ but maybe they need to rethink THEIR ways, and ask themselves WHY conditions are SO bad in their country…

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told government leaders Saturday that the contentious debate in Washington over President Bush’s war strategy reflects U.S. doubts that democracy will take hold in Iraq. The chief U.S. diplomat, on an unannounced visit to the capital, acknowledged that people in both countries are impatient about signs of progress in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

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Rice Ties War Debate to Democracy Doubts

As for me, that has been my fear from the very start, that the Iraqis aren’t capable of governing themselves, what example have they had?? The dictatorship of Saddam?? That is NO example, and that’s why I have felt that we should have taken control of Iraq, at least for a while, and taught them how to govern in a free nation, and gradually hand power TO them, not just dump it on em in one big heap, might have made a huge difference in this cluster f**k…

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - White House hopeful Barack Obama, taking a fellow black lawmaker to task, said Saturday voters are ready to elect a black president. “At every turn in our history, there’s been somebody who said we can’t,” the Democratic senator from Illinois told a nearly all-black audience of about 2,000 at Claflin University.

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Obama: U.S. Ready for Black President

Maybe so, but YOU aren’t it… You’re a ‘half black’, mixed up mutt and a half-assed raghead wannabe… Way too much ‘half’ stuff for me… And my concern is NOT that you ‘claim’ blackness’, it’s the fact that you DO have a Muslim background, and regardless of how much you denounce it, and no matter how far back in your past it is America is NOT ready for a ‘closet Muzzie’ or an admitted ‘recreational narcotics’ user… We don’t need another Bill Clinton in the White House, and I feel this Obama would end up making ‘Bubba’ look like a choir boy…

ROME, Feb. 16 —An Italian judge indicted 26 Americans on Friday, most of them C.I.A. officers, in what will become the first trial of the American program of secretly whisking away terror suspects. Italy’s former top spy was also indicted.

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Italy Indicts C.I.A. Operatives in ’03 Abduction

Good luck on this ‘trial’ thing…

9 Shot As New Orleans Starts Mardi Gras

Friday, February 16th, 2007

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With tourists streaming into town for Mardi Gras celebrations, a spasm of gun violence left two people dead and seven wounded - more bad news for a city struggling to rebuild itself and its tourism industry.

Officials noted the bloodshed did not occur near any of the parades Thursday night to celebrate Carnival, which culminates Tuesday in Mardi Gras.

The two unrelated shootings were not random or part of a robbery, and the victims were all targeted, Sgt. Joe Narcisse said.

In the first shooting Thursday evening, three people were shot, two fatally, in a car parked in the Ninth Ward, far from the heart of the party. The survivor - the car’s driver - told police he knew and had given a ride to the man who shot them, Narcisse said.

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9 Shot As New Orleans Starts Mardi Gras

I’ll bet you BIG money that “Chocolate Boy” has his ass puckered up TIGHT over this news story, because THIS is only the starting point… New Orleans will never change, not until it’s under water, then we can call it the ‘modern day Atlantis’…

In January, the Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled an aggressive advertising campaign to attract tourists to the city 18 months after Hurricane Katrina.

And I am pretty certain this isn’t going to make a lot of people want to hurry up and get there either, except for those lawless heathens looking for a place to ‘ply their trade’ and avoid being caught, because I seriously doubt the N.O.P.D. can find thier own ass, with BOTH hands and a set of directions…

“A lot of people back home told us not to come,” Lisa Pencak said. “But we have crime in Pittsburgh as well, it’s really no big deal. You have to be careful anywhere you go.”

Well Lisa, you should have listened…

Fridays Firing Line… 02-16-07

Friday, February 16th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The number of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad’s sectarian violence fell drastically overnight, an Iraqi military official said Friday, crediting the joint U.S.-Iraqi security operation that began in force just days ago. (snip) “They’re watching us carefully. There’s an air of suspense throughout the city. We believe, there’s no question about it, that many of these extremists are laying low and watching to see what it is we do and how we do it. How long that will last, we don’t know,” he said.

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Civilian Deaths in Iraq Drop Overnight

I suppose ANY break in the number of deaths is a GOOD thing but before the ‘Bush Bots’ go jumping up and down and have the ‘Little Prince’ do another carrier landing and proclaim ‘Mission Accomplished’, remember this, we gave em 2 weeks notice, the insurgents are taking a vacation, that’s ALL it is… If we don’t maintain this high level of security, and yes, I said WE, it won’t last… And a city that has to be placed and then maintained in LOCKDOWN to stop the terror bombings is NOT a free city…

GENEVA (AP) - Unrelenting violence and insecurity in Iraq could cause as many as 1 million Iraqis to flee their homes this year, the world’s migration body said Friday. “The numbers of people that are being displaced are increasing every day,” said Jemini Pandaya, spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration. “The security situation is not improving. It’s not changing.” Pandaya said the organization’s estimate was made “on the assumption that security conditions will continue much as they are.”

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1 Million Iraqis May Flee in ‘07

Ya know, maybe it’s just me but I really think that before I would allow some bunch of terrorists or insurgents drive me from my home, I would stand and fight back, that’s the reason the violence continues in Iraq, the PEOPLE of Iraq aren’t standing and fighting, they are sitting back and waiting on someone to do it FOR them

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An outbreak of contagious diseases at a shelter where officials admit they kept animals for too long without destroying them has forced the killing of about 1,000 dogs and cats, officials said. Visiting inspectors from The Humane Society of the United States discovered the outbreak of the diseases - distemper and Parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats - Lied Animal Shelter spokesman Mark Fierro said.

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Vegas Shelter Euthanizes 1,000 Animals

And in other news, the fast food chain, Taco Bell, announced the return of the .39 Taco, this week only, at 2 of it’s Las Vegas locations… Cat, it’s what’s for dinner… That outta piss off the PETA people… If I could afford to hire Robert Mitchum for a voice over, we’d make a commercial… :)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jarret Brachman recently told a class of West Point cadets that many Americans had an unsophisticated image of Islamic terrorists - that they live in caves, “you know, beating the women over their heads.” On the contrary, the U.S. is fighting a far more technologically savvy enemy - one adept at both propaganda and Power Point - said Brachman, the director of research at the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. “This is a war of information,” he said.

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West Point Center Aims to Know the Enemy

And this is exactly why the MSM needs to locked OUT in a war zone, and exactly WHY there must be some attempt at maintaining Operational Security… Islamic terrorists are not stupid, they read the MSM more than Americans do, and our military and our leaders GIVE the MSM every move we’re going to make, case in point, this current ’surge’ in Iraq, and I’m sure the military uses disinformation as well, at least they did once upon a time, but as of late, what I see is this; plan made, plan leaked, story written, MSM publishes, U.S. army does exactly what they were predicted to do by the MSM, insurgents have ample notice, very little is actually accomplished… Does anyone see a pattern here??

Thursdays Thoughts… 02-15-07

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. and Iraqi troops moved into a Sunni neighborhood in southern Baghdad on Thursday, while insurgents struck back with car bombs that killed seven people. In southern Iraq, British troops sealed off the border with Iran to prevent weapons smuggling.

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Car Bombs Kill 7 Amid Iraq Crackdown

Well, not as many as in ’some’ bombings I suppose… Let’s face it, the attacks are going to slow down a bit, but this ’surge’ is not going to stop them, it will only slow them down, to stop this crap it’s going to take a lot more than we’re prepared to do at this time, some folks think I’m anti war, well, I’m not anti war, I am anti ‘half-assed’ war, and that’s what we’re engaged in, we tell em we’re coming a couple of weeks in advance, they clear out, it looks good on paper and it’s nothing more than a joke, a sad joke perpetrated by a President that has NO idea of how to fight a war…

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats, expecting House passage Friday of a resolution opposing President Bush’s military buildup in Iraq, are turning their sights on an even loftier target - the Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar budget. Congress next month is to consider Bush’s request for nearly $100 billion more for the war, a request that promises to become a new battleground over his Iraq policy.

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Democrats to Focus on Troop Funding

The Dems are dead set on stopping the funding for a poorly planned and poorly prosecuted war, isn’t that a big surprise?? I wonder?? If Bush had actually gone into Iraq, when he had the majority support in both houses and a big chunk of America, and turned our troops loose and let them actually DO the job they should have done instead of this PC ‘we don’t want to offend anyone’ bullshit that Bush is SO fond of, would the Dems feel different today?? And would BOTH houses still be Republican controlled?? I think the answer to both of those questions is yes…

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Hershey is cutting 1,500 jobs over three years as part of a plan to scale back production and move some manufacturing to Mexico, the candy maker announced Thursday. When the plan is complete, Hershey’s will make its chocolates and other candies at fewer plants and have a lower overall cost structure. About 80% of Hershey’s manufacturing will take place in the U.S. and Canada. (snip) Results lagged due to weak merchandising, the company said, as well as a recall of products made at a plant in Canada after salmonella bacteria was discovered.

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Candy maker Hershey to cut jobs, send some manufacturing to Mexico

And Hershey somehow thinks that the Mexicans are going to make a higher quality product?? Every day we’re one step closer to a North American Union

MIAMI — Retired Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway said Wednesday that he hates gay people, but later said he regretted the remarks. “You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people,” he said while a guest on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket. “I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.”

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Former NBA Star Tim Hardaway: ‘I Don’t Like Gay People’

I wonder why some people will say things like that and then not have the courage to stand behind their convictions?? Surely he didn’t get pressured by the NBA or any endorsements he may have had?? Ya think?? Letting $$$ stand in the way of his true feelings??

SALT LAKE CITY — Most of the thousands of Bosnians living in the Salt Lake City area are refugees of war, and all of them are toughened by the experience of making new lives in a new country. (snip) The number of Bosnian refugees in the Salt Lake City area has been estimated to be 3,000 to 7,000, most of them Muslims fleeing violence by Serbs in the early 1990s.

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Anti-Bosnian Backlash Feared in Utah

For me, it’s not the fact that the guy was from Bosnia, I don’t care WHERE he was from, I look at the ‘religious’ affiliation this time, and I am firmly convinced that if given the opportunity, many Muslims WILL commit acts of heinous violence right here in the USA… And unlike Mr. Hardaway in the previous story, I don’t make statements and then recant because it wasn’t popular or because it pissed someone off, I make NO SECRET of it, I hate Muslims and Islam and consider them to be the scourge of the earth…