Archive | December, 2006

Merry New Year!

Posted on 31 December 2006 by Ed Z

 

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Saddam Hussein Hanged

Posted on 29 December 2006 by Ed Z

Reports coming in that Saddam Hussein has been hanged.

U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam
Hussein had been executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on
Saturday.

Source: Reuters

BBC
News
is is reporting that the execution was filmed.

Iraqis are celebrating.  Perhaps now they can begin a new
chapter and start down the road to peace.

More info: Michelle
Malkin
, Hot
Air
, Drudge, Ace
of Spades

*Update* Also hanged were Saddam’s half-brother Barzan Ibrahim and
Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court.

*Update* Video from LiveLeak.com.

*Update* LiveLeak
also has the full video of Saddam’s hanging shot from a cell phone.

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New Year’s Eve, Dirty Bombs and You

Posted on 28 December 2006 by Ed Z

In New York, it has become part of the annual New Year’s celebration
preparation to listen to local news stations hype every possible terrorist
threat, especially the ubiquitous dirty bomb.

While I don’t take any terror threats lightly, its evident that the MSM uses
this type of hype to gain ratings.

So, with New Year’s Eve just a few days away, even though the White
House is reporting no major terrorist threats for the holiday
, I thought Defense
Tech’s
post on dirty bombs appropriate for the time of year.

When you look at the amount
of materials stolen or lost (some data are shown in the article’s
sidebar), we’re talking about ounces and a few pounds at best of
gamma emitters. No one’s tracking the alpha/beta radioactive
material out there (polonium anyone?). Still, not exactly enough
for an improvised nuclear weapon, maybe enough to scare
unknowledgable [sic] people.

Dirty Bombs are an easy topic for television, and news. It’s sexy… dirty,
but it isn’t want we need to focus on. Immigration, radical Imams and
conventional bombs on our transit system are all higher on my list of concerns
than dirty bombs.

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President Gerald R. Ford, 1913 – 2006

Posted on 27 December 2006 by Ed Z

Former President Gerald R. Ford died at 93 on Tuesday, December 26,
2006.  After taking office upon Nixon’s resignation he said:

"My fellow
Americans," Ford said, "our long national nightmare is
over. Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government
of laws and not of men. Here the people rule."

And, true to his reputation
as unassuming Jerry, he added: "I am acutely aware that you
have not elected me as your president by your ballots. So I ask
you to confirm me with your prayers."

Source: AP

For more information of President Ford, visit The
White House
.

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Merry Christmas, Again!

Merry Christmas, Again!

Posted on 24 December 2006 by Ed Z

So much for me taking a few days off from posting!  Well, I’d once again
like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a heartfelt thanks for
stopping by to read once in a while.

I know there are many other blogs to read and free time is at a premium these
days, so I want you to know it means a lot to me when you do stop by.

 

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“Sir, this is Patton Talking”

Posted on 23 December 2006 by Ed Z

“Sir, this is Patton talking … You
have just got to make up Your mind whose side You’re on. You must come to my
assistance, so that I may dispatch the entire German Army as a birthday present
to your Prince of Peace …” — Prayer of Gen. George S. Patton, Dec. 23,
1944

Rich Lowry, of the National
Review
, writes of General Patton’s prayer at the Battle
of the Bulge
in December 1944.  The battle, which lasted from December
16, 1944 to January 25, 1945, cost over 80,000 American lives and according to
the Wikipeda article, the near 85,000 "German losses in the battle were
critical in several respects: the last of the German reserves were now gone; the
Luftwaffe had been broken; and the German army in the West was being pushed
back. Most importantly, the Eastern Front was now ripe for the taking."

But Patton’s prayer is important in another respect: believing in your fight.
All of us, during this war against radical Islam, must realize that we either
believe in our fight or we don’t. And if we do, we have to realize that
sometimes in war we have to pray for the death of our enemy. Lowry continues:

Gen. Patton, who had been looking forward
to thrusting toward the Saar region of Germany, instead had to relieve Bastogne.
Earlier, he had badgered his chaplain to pray for optimal conditions for an
offensive. The chaplain noted “that it isn’t a customary thing among men of
my profession to pray for clear weather to kill fellow men.” Undeterred,
Patton asked, “Are you teaching me theology or are you the chaplain of the
Third Army?”

Patton distributed a printed prayer for
good weather to his troops and made his own appeal, noted above. The weather
improved, and Patton wrote in his diary, “A clear, cold Christmas, lovely
weather for killing Germans, which seems a bit queer seeing Whose birthday it
is.”

 

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And the Winner Is…

Posted on 22 December 2006 by Ed Z

Just in case there was still any question as to who won the midterm elections…

"The first is that you aren’t the
ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost.
Rather, the Mujahideen — the Muslim Ummah’s vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq –
are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the
ones who lost," Zawahri said, according to a full transcript obtained by
ABC News.

Source: ABCNews
Blog

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What One Dollar Will Buy

Posted on 22 December 2006 by Ed Z

"All the News That’s Fit to Print-Vol CLVI…, No. 53,798"

What one dollar will buy-They say you can learn a lot from sports–

"ATTACKS IN IRAQ AT RECORD LEVEL, PENTAGON FINDS"-New York Times,
page 1, lead article, Tuesday, December 18, 2006-

"Hey, don’t go the basket right now. It wouldn’t be a good idea.
I’m just letting you know." NY Knicks coach Isiah Thomas to Denver Nuggets
star Carmelo Anthony-New York Times, page D2, Tuesday, December 18, 2006-( The
Nuggets were way ahead.)

"We had surrendered" Thomas says of the incident later,
still smiling afterward, laughing one time-Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
Basketball Writer, December 17, 2006-

Hasn’t the U.S. sent many messages of surrender to Al Qeada? What did Isiah
Thomas expect? The winners not to savor their victory? Not to want a big
victory? As in, the biggest they can garner?

What do we expect Al Qeada to believe? Like, they’re losing? Really?

Where did Americans get the idea that our surrender causes them who want
Americans dead will spare you? And, your children?

-Zorroaster

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on 20 December 2006 by Ed Z

I’d like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday
season.  You’ve made my work here fun and exciting and I hope to continue
for a long time.  I’m going to take a few days off for the holiday but
that’s not to say I won’t be able to resist posting about something that comes
up.

I’ll be spending time with family and friends over the weekend and I’m really
looking forward to it. I’d like to know what you guys are doing for the
holidays. Spending time with your friends and family?  Or just relaxing on
your own?  Leave a comment.

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Celebrity Status

Posted on 18 December 2006 by Ed Z

Britney parades around drunk with no underwear, Gwyneth bashes her homeland,
others are getting DWI’s in between rehab stints, but kids think this is the
greatest!

Children under 10 think
being a celebrity is the "very best thing in the world"
but do not think quite as much of God, a survey has revealed.

The poll of just under 1,500
youngsters ranked "God" as their tenth favourite thing
in the world, with celebrity, "good looks" and being
rich at one, two and three respectively.

Source: Daily
Mail

What’s most interesting is leaving out "killing" and
"wars" from the list of the "very worst things in the
world", the remaining items; drunks, bullies, illness, smoking, stealing,
divorce and being fat, seem to be the characteristics celebrities uphold.

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