COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Iraq Study Group Report - An Unmitigated Disaster

The release of the Iraq Study Group Report is an unmitigated disaster. The latest in a long series of missteps and mistakes since the invasion of Iraq three years ago.

The Baker-Hamilton group should never been allowed to form but with a sharply divided political climate and a raging foreign policy dispute between "realists and neo-cons," it was inevitable. With the release of the report and the President's deference to it prior to its release, America has just given the Islamists a new surge of hope. The Sunnis and al-Qaeda (aka "the ali-babas") are resorting to their standard MO used early in the insurgency before Falluja II. They ratchet up the intensity of their lies, rhetoric and propaganda for the international audience while the imams whip up anti-Americanism in the local population. Here's the latest example of the tactic.


Sunnis Condemn US Military Attack
By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's influential Association of Muslim Scholars and the country's largest Sunni Arab political party on Saturday condemned a deadly U.S. military attack they say killed civilians. Separately, a suicide car bomb struck near a Shiite shrine, killing eight people.

The U.S. command said Friday's raid and airstrike killed 20 insurgents, but the association and the Iraqi Islamic Party joined a village mayor who alleged that the attack killed at least 19 civilians, including women and children.

On Saturday, about 1,000 residents of al-Ishaqi village in the volatile province of Salahuddin held a funeral for the 19 dead, shouting slogans such as "Down with the occupiers," "Long live the resistance," and "There is no God but Allah."

The Association of Muslim Scholars issued a statement condemning the attack that occurred on Friday, the day of worship in mostly Muslim Iraq.

The group of hard-line Sunnis, which has routinely opposed the "U.S. occupation" of Iraq, alleged that American soldiers entered two Iraqi homes, shot their large families to death, then planted bombs that blew up the buildings to make it look as if the Iraqis had died in a U.S. air strike targeting insurgents.

The association said 32 civilians died in the attack, including four women and six children.

"The association condemns the massacre and urges international organizations and the media to show the world the reality of the fake slogans about human rights and freedom used by the Americans," the statement read.

The Iraqi Islamic Party is part of a Sunni bloc in Parliament that controls 44 of its 275 seats.

In a statement Saturday on its Web site, the party called Friday's attack "a new massacre by the American occupiers" and said it happened when U.S. soldiers shot 32 civilians, including women and children, in two houses, then destroyed them in an air strike and claimed the victims were insurgents.


It was not so long ago that we read the intercepted Abu Musab al-Zarqawi letter where he despaired of waging jihad in Iraq. Today, reinvigorated Islamists are beginning a new campaign to drive out the infidel occupier, first in Iraq then throughout the middle east.

The middle east is a powder keg and events could happen quickly now. Syria and Iran, through Hezbollah, are deposing the Lebanese government. Hamas has reasserted that it will never recognize Israel which is faltering under Olmert. The Saudi Government has just rounded up another 130 suspected terrorists while the Saudi citizens send millions of dollars to the Sunni terrorists in Iraq. Iran has begun installing 3,000 centrifuges and its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims that the international community is caving in to Tehran's demands. Nationalism and Islam are drawing Turkey away from the west. The United States is signaling "phased withdrawal."

Saddam Hussein's date with the hangman is drawing closer and in today's world of Arab satellite television, his execution could become the spark which finally ignites the middle eastern conflagration which George Bush has been trying to avoid all along. Oh well, we tried.

235 comments:

  1. Trish, or anyone:
    How does that gay thing work, re: the arabic speaker?
    Son knows folks with highest clearances, but seemingly like this guy, aren't "open."
    Was that it was he was seen in public, was that the technicality to screw him and our country?

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  2. Buddy Larsen said...

    " There's a 'thing' down there about students, rat--comes from a big student demo in 1968, where hundreds of students were shot up in a Kent State type incident--Kent State times many. "

    So what's the hold up?
    Kill MORE students next time.
    Grown ups back in control.
    Think Gov Reagan and President Hayakawa at SF State.

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  3. Trish said,
    "Whoever highlighted the 33/6 was making hay.

    And no one cares if you're gay.
    "
    Got It.

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  4. The aggregate age of the ISG participants is 2,547 years. That's alot of knowledge stored in those intellectuals brains.
    I have to believe that when James Baker,Lee Hamilton et. al. sat down to watch "Lawrence of Arabia" they knew they were in for a damn good overview of the problem. Finishing with "Casablanca" the Group was ready for a nap.

    Little known to the American public is the fact that Halliburton, Big Oil, and the entire Senior class at Dearborn School of the Arts actually put the report together. A damn fine job.

    PS. The Dearborn School of the Arts beat the Isfahan High Allah Halah's in the annual prayer rug "find the dropped knot" competition in recored time. tradition dictates the losers do extra butt-ups for the next week.

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  5. Just don't mess with THE DUDES Rug!

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  6. ...or get caught in the tub with a sack of weasels!

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  7. S.I. Hayakawa and Ronald "Ray Gun" Reagan.

    Long ago.

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  8. don't think Bush will support any but the most innocuous of the recommendations. What makes you think he will cave? BDS and the fervent hope that he will fail? Every time I see BDS the practitioner is disturbingly obsessed and their sense of probity utterly skewered by their emotional compulsion to hate the man on the most vicious personal level. Used to be just lefties, who of course had cognitive issues from the get go.

    He says he will negotiate with Iran if they voluntarily dismantle their nukes, knowing full well that will never happen.Who says the right time to bomb Iran’s nuke infrastructure has passed? I will join the posse and excoriate Bush if he leaves office without stopping Iran, but the fat lady has yet to sing.

    No one can see the future. I can imagine that the very real possibility exists that the great encouragement of the Jihadis due to recent events will cause them to overplay their hand and lead to a godsend for us, i.e. a less than crippling blow to the homeland that unites the country sufficiently to really wage effective war, vs. a patient, careful, and utterly devastating attack consisting of the simultaneous destruction of several US cities, for example.

    Look, we can survive a faulty make it up as you go war fighting plan in Iraq with enough national unity. Americans can adapt and can get the job done, always. Fubars in WW2 were legendary, but the country’s united resolve won the day. You rally around the leadership and accept that mistakes will be made, and seeming “mistakes” can also be the perspicacious decisions by those who may posses critical data that we are not privy to, which only becomes clear with historical perspective.

    We cannot survive with two bitterly divided factions in the country trying to scratch each other’s eyes out, however. Something will need to convince us that we must unite to survive, and obviously it has to be worse than 911.

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  9. The next report due out is the much anticipated "Kosher or Halal" encyclical in which the Vatican, in conjuction with Hallmark cards entreats the world for:

    Joyeux Noël et Nouvelle Année

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  10. S.I. Hayakawa ...a man with a Tam

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  11. Hey listen up Anon.We don't use language around here like:

    probity utterly skewered

    posse and excoriate

    perspicacious decisions privy

    Fubars** this is OK.

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  12. Anonymous said:

    What makes you think he will cave? BDS and the fervent hope that he will fail?
    Absolutely not. I have been a supporter of George Bush all along. Still am. I simply think its over, over there.

    Every time I see BDS the practitioner is disturbingly obsessed and their sense of probity utterly skewered by their emotional compulsion to hate the man on the most vicious personal level. Used to be just lefties, who of course had cognitive issues from the get go.
    Needless to say, I do not hate the man. Please point the specific "cognitive issues."

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  13. Habu said, "The next report due out is the much anticipated "Kosher or Halal" encyclical in which the Vatican, in conjuction with Hallmark cards entreats the world for: Joyeux Noël et Nouvelle Année"

    This is right before the Pope becomes the chief pastor of the Buddhislamic Christian Synagogue of Vishnu.

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  14. I don't hate Jimmy Carter either, but I can't stand the man. I see he's having some pr problems this week. Wonderful, its about time.

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  15. Here's an interesting speech given by Don Federto the Americans for A Safe Israel National Conference (“America And Israel – The Present Danger”) held in New York City on December 3, 2006.
    excerpt:
    You have a problem. It’s a problem shared by Jews in Hebron, Serbs in Kosovo, Hindus in the Kashmir, Catholics in Lebanon, and Americans walking the streets of New York.

    Consider the inter-connectedness of the following incidents, all of which took place in the past few months:



    * In Indonesia, three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded.
    * In Iraq, a Syrian Orthodox priest was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered.
    * In Somalia, a nun was shot to death as she left the hospital where she worked, tending the sick and dying.
    * In Lebanon, just days ago, a cabinet minister was assassinated.
    * In Britain, authorities uncovered a conspiracy in which native-born Brits plotted to blow up several trans-Atlantic flights, killing as many as 3,000.
    * In Afghanistan, suicide bombers are at work again.
    * In Iraq, they never stopped. Additionally, the week before last, a group of worshippers were abducted from a mosque, doused with gasoline and burned to death in what’s described as “sectarian violence.”
    * In France, a high school philosophy teacher is in hiding after very credible death threats following publication of a September 19th commentary in Le Figaro.
    * Some 139 people died in riots in Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, and Afghanistan – following the publication of Danish cartoons.
    * Europe is experiencing the worst wave of anti-Semitic violence since Kristallnacht. The former director of the U.S. Holocaust Museum reports there an average of 12 assaults a day on Jews in Paris.
    * In Kosovo, 90 percent of Serbs gave been ethnically cleansed from the province since 1999. The rest live in a state of siege.
    * In Mumbai, India, a series of blasts killed almost 200.
    * In Gaza, terrorists recently celebrated the latest “ceasefire” by raining more rockets on southern Israel.
    * And the leader of more than a billion Catholics received death threats and demands that he convert after giving a speech in which he called for a balance of faith and reason, and quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor.

    What do the foregoing have in common?


    hattip: Tiger at Observanda

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  16. "Used to be just lefties, who of course had cognitive issues from the get go."

    Used to be (in the 60's) that just (new) Lefties would deal the race card immediately.
    But that was the FIRST thing GWB did when immigration became the subject. Then he followed Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, et al down the sewer to their ENTIRE bag of evil antics.
    Condescension (we "spanish speaking" TEXANS no more about it than any of you)
    (Like VDH or Cheif Bratton, where there are 3 times as many filthy, stinking, lawbreaking scumbags from the south, ruling neighborhoods that in the 50' were working class black or Mexican. ...nice places before Shamelooks Lawbreaking CROOKS like GWB and Bubba mad the problem 3 times worse or more in 12 years.)
    A pox on the bastards:
    The whole fucking state can fall into the gulf, for all I care:
    That's how much many (wealthy)TEXANS seem to care about the future of the REST of the country!

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  17. "Shameless"
    I type on shamelessly without the all important lifesaving net of trashcans!
    SWITCH TO BETA!

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  18. WC...you are on top of your game tonight....as we speak the Pope is pouring over the hot tub (oops that's Archimedes) pouring over the Upanishads in an attempt to discern the proper Vedas. Right now he's leaning toward the Rig-Veda redux as jesus Christ Superstar.

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  19. "Shameless Lawbreaking CROOKS like GWB and Bubba made the problem 3 times worse or more in 12 years.)"

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  20. Doug, we can't shift. the blog is too big!. Switch to firefox and you will be in ashcan heaven.

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  21. Whit, i know, I know....(I hope he calls on me)

    Ok first ok,like ok they were ok like all written ok like in english ok like right?

    next, ok like they all the perps were like islamo-fasters like am i right huh, huh???

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  22. Trish,
    Yeah, like *I* should be able to put my prodigious sexual exploits up all over the 'Net and cry "Foul" when all those less endowed tell me I am no longer employed!

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  23. Doug:
    I gave you the link to FoxFire a couple of threads back. Did you not get it?

    here it is again: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

    Clic here for Firefox

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  24. 2164...maybe we can't shift but we can..

    LEAN TO THE LEFT,
    LEAN TO THE RIGHT,
    STAND-UP, SIT-DOWN,
    FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!!

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  25. DOUG

    Your karma tonight ...is it Polonium 210 driven? Amigo es en fuego!!!

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  26. "No one can see the future. I can imagine that the very real possibility exists that the great encouragement of the Jihadis due to recent events will cause them to overplay their hand and lead to a godsend for us, i.e. a less than crippling blow to the homeland that unites the country sufficiently to really wage effective war, vs. a patient, careful, and utterly devastating attack consisting of the simultaneous destruction of several US cities, for example."

    Sad that it's come to this for many of us, isn't it.
    "godsend"
    For me that would be leaving tracks coming across the border, maybe dropping off a few anit-personnel mines in Waco on their way to blowing up Dallas.
    Just kidding, of course.

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  27. clearance, which is all that counts.
    love that stuff after Christmas, up to 75% off at Halal meats and flys.

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  28. Americanium!
    Longer Half life and you can pick it up by the pallet in Fire Detectors at Home Depot!

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  29. Actually, I broke into my wife's stash of Allegra D!
    Dy no mite!

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  30. Time for my first serious cardiac, I think.

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  31. Chemistry 101.......break out the Periodic table...new element discovered!!!

    Subject: Governmentium

    A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of
    the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Governmentium".

    Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton like particles called peons.

    Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

    Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but
    instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant
    neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

    This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium - an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

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  32. "This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium - an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons"
    ---
    Next, they'll incorporate relativity theory, and discover that critical morasses can lead to instantaneous changes in energy states, leading states that were once thought stable to undergo Fusion.

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  33. Nukular Fusion, of course.
    At least to george.

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  34. But wait Whit..

    If they act now there Governmentium can be delivered to their gravesite or wake!!

    So act now!

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  35. Hey listen up Anon.We don't use language around here like:

    probity utterly skewered

    posse and excoriate

    perspicacious decisions privy

    Fubars** this is OK.

    Sorry. I don't know what came over me.

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  36. Here's what I've settled on for my tombstone, honoring Gary Larsen, and of course Mui:

    DANG!

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  37. Yes folks .. for just three easy payments of 19.95 + S&H you'll get

    "Whit's Hits and Doug's Deals"

    Included is the Haiku bamboo Steamer and the Popiel pocket fisherman. So act now or call our costly overseas line at 02-563-0008-Salaam

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  38. ANON...it's all kool, we've achieved Nirvana

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  39. I was all set to refer to a certain poster as a "corpus spongiosum".

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  40. I never would have done it whit, but I installed ie 7 last nite, and now I probably will!
    Microsoft, now being bigger than IBM used to be, over designs shit so much that you can't get anything done without internalizing all the "helpful" things for you.
    Like learning to ride a motorcycle with a gyro that only allows straight line driving unless you know all the tricks.
    Maybe that's what did it, not the Allegra or Texan's condescension as they proudly throw our nation in the Trashcan?
    Good old Christian George has SO MUCH COMPASSION for all the families devastated or eliminated by illegal trash on the highways, doesn't he?
    Fucking PIG!

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  41. This, uh Govermentium, is that in suppository form or do you take it orally?

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  42. I go "bi" on my way to Buh Bye!

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  43. For any of you who do not know Rufus really shines at Larry Kudlow's blog.

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  44. I knew about his shiny bald pate, but I'll check it out.

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  45. Crap, when that came out, it had some neat graphic examples that aren't there now.
    Maybe I'll get them and post them if I ever get around to the honeydews first!

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  46. Aw, shucks Deuce, you made me "Blush."

    Oh, wait, that was probably the beer that did that. Never mind.

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  47. BTW, did anyone get any pictures at that funeral, today? You know, of all those "wimmin and chillins."

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  48. "Holiday Trees Removed From Sea-Tac
    All Holiday trees at Sea-Tac Airport were removed this morning after several community member complaints. They say the trees don't represent all cultures and religions...The trees will not go up again...the airport policy on decorations will be reviewed after the holidays."
    ---
    At least I didn't get spit on when I came back.
    Good old days, I guess.

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  49. Rufus, Rufus he's our man,
    If he can't do it,
    no one can!!

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  50. This too is why I will see Apocalypto.

    " What is apparent is that the movie is an all-out attack on tribal culture, which Hollywood has idealized throughout its history and made a fetish in the era of political correctness."

    Rave For Apocalypto

    Link from Ace of Spades

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  51. Texans even think it's cool that Tribal Culture Runs South Central.

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  52. Couldn't they have kept the trees up and built a sand dune next to it with a big camel turd on it?

    But then the Wiccans, Hell's Angels,NAMBLA,MGM,United Artists,NYT,WaPo would still think they were being brainwashed into Christianity.

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  53. Aceh wary over new Sharia police

    An hour before dusk and the newest law enforcers in the Indonesian province of Aceh - its Sharia police - are getting ready for the evening patrol.

    They line up on the back of the pick-up truck, women on one side, men on the other, wearing uniform baseball caps and clutching walkie-talkies.

    Aceh is the only Indonesian province allowed to apply Sharia, or Islamic, law.

    But with the province preparing for its first election since last year's peace deal ended years of separatist violence, the Sharia police's role has become increasingly controversial.

    As the truck moves through the early evening traffic, Yustina explains the rules.

    "We just patrol around," she said. "We look for anyone not wearing proper Islamic dress, or any couples who are hanging out together without being married. We usually head down towards the beach - there's where lots of people hang out."


    Are they supposed to "hang out" at the beach fully-clothed?

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  54. TEXAS texas TEXAS texas TEXAS texas

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  55. World's thinnest book: "Noted Hawaiians".

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  56. Well, buddy, there is one word you can spell.
    Texas, it's a whole 'nother country

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  57. Harrison,
    I believe the thrust of her dictum was keep the men straight and firm in their attempt to erect a hard base for shiara to suckcede.

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  58. I was just bugging doug, rat, before Al Gore locates him as the source of global warming and forces a blog shut-down

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  59. "the thrust of her dictum' is a faintly lewd, not to mention anatomically impossible, turn of phrase

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  60. That's quite a bit of double entendre there, habu1!

    Reminds me of Ahmadinejad watching those dancing girls, and the shiekhs watching the volleyball matches.

    Seems they're not so different from the rest of us after all.

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  61. It was that post where you condescendingly "educated" Whit on cross border relations.

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  62. Buddy,
    It's a Muslim country. They're like way different.

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  63. "HR64 is one of the most powerful university statements on academic freedom. It states:

    This would be powerful enough, but the Penn State policy adds:

    "No faculty member may claim as a right the privilege of discussing in the classroom controversial topics outside his/her own field of study. The faculty member is normally bound not to take advantage of his/her position by introducing into the classroom provocative discussions of irrelevant subjects not within the field of his/her study."

    In other words no speeches on the Iraq war in engineering classes where the course matter is not about Iraq or American foreign policy. No in-class attempts to promote a political candidate during elections. No personal agendas that have nothing to do with the academic subject for which the students have signed up.
    "
    Horowitz
    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/16190303.htm

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  64. I know it ain't that way in Nacogdoches, TEXAS.

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  65. WAY different!

    Oh, sorry volcano-mouth, will apologize as soon as i get a round tooit.

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  66. Nothin wrong with Texas that a little Parochial Elitist Cleansing wouldn't solve!

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  67. “After the sacrifice, the merchant took the mutilated body home, where the women cleaned it and cooked it. The merchant then served it in yet another ritual meal with corn and salt but without the customary chilies.”

    “In preparation for these rituals, the priests pierced various parts of their own bodies, including the tongue and genitals, with maguey thorns…An appropriately pious priest always had small open wounds on his temples…His hair grew long and matted with the blood, providing him with a frightening appearance and a horrendous odor that clearly set him apart from others in the Aztec world.”

    “Although the sacrifices sponsored by the merchants ended up on the dining table of a special banquet, most sacrificial victims had more mercantile end. After the sacrifice, the priests rolled the heartless body back down the steep stairs…attendees severed the head …They disemboweled the corpse and sent the choicest cuts of meat to the…city market, where they were sold for chocolate.’

    The History of Money
    ___Jack Weatherford
    Cannibals, Chocolate, and Cash

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  68. Doug,
    How do you feel about the PSU additional prohibition?

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  69. And thus the concept of Kosher was born.

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  70. Nothing wrong with the USA electorate that a cleansing of a bunch of braying jackasses who get all their candidates defeated while turning the country over to the left-wing wouldn't solve.

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  71. Buddy has hit the secret word for the night...Volcano**.

    ** however the rules clearly state that the secret word has to be used as a noun. In this case it was used as an adjective.
    Buddy will be force to pull for Oklahoma next football season.

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  72. Yeah, it COULDN'T HAVE BEEN
    INCOMPETENT GEORGE
    PAINTING GOOD CONSERVATIVES
    WITH THE SAME BRUSH USED BY
    ABBEY HOFFMAN AND CO.!
    NAW!
    INCOMPETENT, FECKLESS, RECKLESS, CORRUPT GEORGE IS JUST FINE!

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  73. Man, we oughta divide up Jim Imhof's parting dealy on Global Warming.
    So many links we could all do 5 or so and report back.
    Good Man.

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  74. Imhof is my new favorite polytician

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  75. How many have been blessed by the experience of Harmony California?

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  76. Probably a Meth Factory for you know who now!

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  77. So, all you need to feel good is for someone to goad you into using the (*gasp*) CAPSLOCK ?

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  78. PURE SELF EXPRESSION.
    don't try it, you're still "free"

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  79. Well, off onto a related subject, that is, observing a large heavy object blowing off into outer space, the SPACE SHUTTLE IS LAUNCHED!!! 100 miles up as we speak--

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  80. JUST WENT OUTSIDE AND WATCHED THE NIGHT LAUNCH OF THE SHUTTLE...ALWAYS COOL

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  81. YOU CAN SEE IT FROM WHERE YOU IS ??? LUCKY BASTID !!!

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  82. Lucky Bastids inside!
    Hopefully we'll make it to retirement w/o another you know what.
    (see how much i give you credit for knowin)

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  83. Buddy ,
    this IS your lucky night. A rarely known rule states that if you hit the secret word, but use it in the wrong context that is negated by the successful NIGHT launch of a NASA shuttle.
    Hook'em Horns

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  84. "open the pod bay door, Hal. Open the pod bay door, Hal."

    name it & claim it--

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  85. oh, thank gawd someone knows the ground rules, habu--that was a CLOSE one!

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  86. Who's that guy by the Bay Door with a Turbin?
    Is that Ash?

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  87. Third night launch I've eyeballed.

    Saw several launches while at UF in the 60's.

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  88. Buddy all posters can always invoke the FU*K YOU RULE and nullify the entire deal, so you were always safe.

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  89. yes, i had it half out of the holster but decided to see if i could 'dance' him with the main armament.

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  90. At the 910 Group Blog (which I strongly encourage you to join):

    Rick Santorum's Farewell Speech

    A must-read.

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  91. moon shots..yep..The Directorate of Science and Technology always had people at launches, both here and Vandenberg.
    I've followed the space program my entire life.

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  92. Dave,Dave, I don't t h i n k
    y o u n e e d

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  93. harrison, i joined the 910 about a week and a half ago, manybe two..damn near at inception and I also recommend it. You'll see my post was the second or third one on that site.

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  94. harrison--read half of it, and have it saved. you're right--it's good.

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  95. I reported Rick live to you Swine!

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  96. everything cool from Taipei to Rangoon

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  97. That's what they all say.
    ...but I gotta keep my clearance.

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  98. most things reported to me swine go right over they heads

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  99. they don't like politics that much even when they do get the reports. they mainly like to eat and roll around in mud.

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  100. Wagner said...
    With all due respect to Marty Robbins, perhaps a "Gringo Pistolero" is needed..."

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  101. it's a good un--the song--interface is neat, too.

    much more--links-- on Rummy & the troops.

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  102. I wish we would have increased the size of the Army right after 9-11.
    God knows we can afford it if we just quit spending for more destructive crap here.
    Oh Well, Don had other ideas.
    ---
    "ANOTHER UPDATE: Okay, here's a theory: Rumsfeld's out. Gates is supposed to succeed him. Dems try to block Gates out of sheer obstructionist behavior. Gates is withdrawn and in comes . . . Joe Lieberman as SecDef! With his seat going to an appointee of the GOP governor.

    Nah, if they were that smart they'd still control Congress."
    ---
    Yeah I forgot to Credit Liebermann:
    That took a lot more balls than McCainfeinstein.

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  103. Rummy,

    I think going forward we'll look back (huh?) and see that Rummy was SecDef of the USA. That's what I think.
    If we look back while going forward we'll have to use a mirror which means that Rummy's departure no matter how far we are from it will appear to be closer than it really was.

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  104. Looking in that mirror is a good way to reflect on where we are.

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  105. "If masturbation wasn't beneficial for the survival of our species, the penis would be located between our shoulder blades."
    ___Bacon Eating Atheist Jew

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  106. "America just abdicated .... and so left Israel high and dry.

    And the State of Israel also is capable of defending itself. But we must act and act immediately"

    It's a hard rain fix'in tah come, but I done been foresighted on dat. USA punks out, Israel bombs Iran and all manner of shit goes ev'r which a way.

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  107. I started to ask how dialog wrt Israel ever got so screwed up, but I'm sure I already have the answer:

    Saudi Dollars

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  108. gives a whole different meaning to "you scrtach my back and I'll scratch yours"

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  109. Habu is always at his funniest when he's channelling P'Tater.

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  110. doug i think it got messed up because we had a convergence with two leaders who aren't

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  111. and all manner of shit goes ev'r which a way.

    And, my wife asks why I'm always sitting over here, typing, and giggling?

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  112. Habu, you have been a font of some interesting and funny stuff. You are a refreshed man.

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  113. tain't over yet boyz--Caroline Glick has to say these things, has to prep for worst-case.

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  114. I keep hittin F-5, but nothin happens cept the wife yells louder.

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  115. rufus--you wuz pourin on de sh8t over dere @ Kudlows--good work--

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  116. Glick's got Glock of a mental aresenal.

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  117. she's very young, too--gets interviewed time-to-time on the tv. sharp as a tack, and cute.

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  118. Yeah, Buddy, I'm so "full o' Shit" I amaze myself, sometimes.

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  119. Ya think that part of the ARSEnal should be retired, Deuce?

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  120. deuce,
    some days i do,some i don't like most folks..but i surely would like to bomb the bad guys til the rubble is as high as the WTC was.

    i hate to get all serious now but since this started and I've boned up on Islam I really hate those motherfxxkr. now four years and no real killing in two of the outlaw countries Syria and Iran....Iran's been shitt'in on us for 30 years now..it's payback and i don't know if we will. so you go to the joke bag since that's where we are anyway.

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  121. nothing sez 'knowledge' like typing on the keyboard! One always knows more than one thinks one do, because of the necessity of finishing sentences.

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  122. I got trash cans.

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  123. Wife still asks how I can act proud of being full of shit.

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  124. ARSEntialy you are correct arse usual.

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  125. as opposed to plain old 'thought', which we can do with that wordless whatever the hell it is.

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  126. Gotta go boys, got a seat in a poker game. It's six-handed so I can't play and chat.

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  127. "I hate to get all serious now but since this started and I've boned up on Islam I..."
    ---
    Young Fred at BC took a back seat to no-one in his knowledge of Muslims and Christians, and that boy does not respect Muslims!
    ...to put it mildly.

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  128. Allen quoted, ""If masturbation wasn't beneficial for the survival of our species, the penis would be located between our shoulder blades."

    If they taught masturbation in school would you do your homework?

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  129. Only til i had the solution in hand, tess--

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  130. teresita, you look very smashing in your hot pants, if you don't mind me saying so.

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  131. In addition to long and hard, of course.

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  132. That Allegra causes anxiety:
    You worry about how many minutes sleep your going to get.

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  133. well, when IDF goes after the Persians, better have all your errands run for a month or two.

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  134. That Quake was a good wake up call.

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  135. Should get a Diesel and some Barrels.
    Never should sold the Chevette Diesel!

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  136. can't y'all get around pretty well on them outrigger canoes?

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  137. basically, you just need to trade your extra pineapple for some poi-poi, and you got it made for the day, right?

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  138. Man, I gotta paddle out an check on Sonia!

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  139. We got bannaners comin out our ears, ass, and god knows where:
    Can't choke down a bitter store bought no more.

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  140. That's my excuse, you know:
    Bannaners

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  141. Your just hanging out here to see if my head 'splodes.
    I keep sayin I gotta get something done.
    Try try again.

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  142. no tomatoes, okra, or other truck?

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  143. Is that what keeps country folks teeth in down south?

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  144. 2164th wrote, "teresita, you look very smashing in your hot pants, if you don't mind me saying so."

    I'm going to go off and blush.

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  145. Actually I DO grow them:
    Out where I toss all my old Everreadys.

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  146. no, you can gum okra ok--teeth you want to save for the corn and side meats.

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  147. beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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  148. Hell you could have sex w/o vaseline with a Virgin if you had enfuff of that slippery stuff!

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  149. You got your oral, anal, and efuff.

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  150. habu, Sat Dec 09, 11:03:17 PM EST

    gut buster, beer blowing out both nostrils laugh

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  151. time flies like an arrow,
    fruit flies like a banana.

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  152. Here's a map of Muslim population in the USA

    Muslims

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  153. So the Texan can spell it,
    and the Pinapple caint.
    Goes to show, I guess.

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  154. My Okie is showin through.
    ...and I DIDN'T say okra.

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  155. Habu, you should have that hung on your Ceiling,
    EVERY time you have Sex!

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  156. They gotta lota good Iraqis in LA from what I hear.
    Wonder what a map of non-Muslim Arabs would look like?

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  157. doug,
    don't you mean hold it in my left hand?

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  158. well in that case it'll have to go on the vacuum cleaner

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  159. wonder why there's such a population along the Mississippi River? A thousand miles of hi-density Muz, if i'm reading the map right.

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  160. Went to the Wife Store. Sign said there were six floors.

    Floor 1..women who love sex
    Floor 2. women who love sex and have lots of money.
    Floors 3-6 have never been visited.

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  161. Guess what, folks; this is the new Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (by the way he's served on the committe for, I think, Six Years.

    The dialogue went like this:

    Al Qaeda is what, I asked, Sunni or Shia?

    “Al Qaeda, they have both,” Reyes said. “You’re talking about predominately?”

    “Sure,” I said, not knowing what else to say.

    “Predominantly — probably Shiite,” he ventured.


    Uh, no. AQ is overwhelmingly Sunni, actually more Wahhabi Sunni than anything else. Osama bin Laden and his cohorts don't cotton to Shi'ites; they consider them heretics, as Stein points out. Nor was Reyes' ignorance limited to the composition of al-Qaeda. When Stein asked him about Hezbollah -- which hasn't exactly flown under the radar this year -- he couldn't identify the Iranian proxy terrorists as predominantly Shi'ite.


    Captains Quarters has more.

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  162. what's that they say about conservatives--not 'intellectually curious'?

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  163. I'm surprised thar sumyeller n Montana..dat would be Bozeman area wit a university.

    none where i'll be...but looks like jacksonville got a mess.in fact i dun looked up da mosques..lots too many ..if the shit starts here they'll never escape the good ole boys...guarantee

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  164. I've been saying for years, the diff between the parties may be many things, but it begins with the ability to grasp cause-and-effect. Liberals, apparently, can't.

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  165. Rufus,
    I ain't surprised at that no way.

    But it coulda been Alcee ..no matter how ya slice it there ain't enough lipstick to make a purse out of an ear of corn.

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