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Say it again Terry

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Terry McAuliffe has gone and been a poster boy for the GOP again, making himself and his party look petty, hateful and spiteful. DNC chairman's school visit sparks anger among Portsmouth city officials.

He was supposed to give a class on democracy and the political process to some social studies classes. The remarks he made were outrageous, silly and just plain stupid.

During the presentation, McAuliffe told students that due to Bush's mismanagement of the country, 70 percent of college graduates will not be able to find a job upon graduation. He also told students that if the war in Iraq continues as it has, there could be a reinstatement of the draft.

The sickening thing of it is, this very stuff is being taught as gospel at a thousand other schools by teachers and is going unchallenged.

The unmitigated and outright lies on our Constitution, our way of life and our president goes on every day, in almost every grade. Get involved with your child's school, learn what the teacher is teaching and refute it with the truth.

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Albright strikes again

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"Bill Clinton's dimwitted former secretary of state Madeleine Albright" (FOX words, but I like them) suggested that Bush already had bin Laden and was going to spring him as an "October surprise."

Believe me, dimwitted is a compliment for her. She tries to swim with cement shoes. But she has backtracked, saying she was only joking.

It was a "tongue-in-cheek comment and was not intended in any other way," Albright told Fox News Channel.

"But witnesses to Albright's comment said the ambassador did not appear to be joking Tuesday when she suggested President Bush may reveal bin Laden's capture as an "October surprise" before next November's presidential election," FNC reported. Do you think if everybody ignores her, she will go away? I guess the problem is some news show will ask her opinion, and she will always stick her foot in her mouth doing it.

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Experiencing difficulties

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My IE is crashing on almost every page, so I have had to go to Netscape for a browser. Well, I'm having problems with Netscape as well. All of the help and the link managing windows open for a second, then close again, being very frustrating. If you can offer any help, with a working browser or knowledge of Netscape, I would be grateful.

Until I can get this mess managed, posting will be spotty. Sorry.

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Timing is everything

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The Loony Left strikes again. Wash. Congressman Questions Saddam Timing

This sums it up rather well:

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., told a Seattle radio station Monday the U.S. military could have found Saddam "a long time ago if they wanted." Asked if he thought the weekend capture was timed to help Bush, McDermott chuckled and said: "Yeah. Oh, yeah."

The Democratic congressman went on to say, "There's too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing." I think we should have held onto the news for a couple of days. Intelligence recovered with Saddam is bearing fruit, but the roaches are scuttling for cover. If we had sat on him for a couple of days, we would have had a better chance of getting some of these insurgents. Then again, hindsight is always 20/20.

It has already been expressed that if we hand control of the Iraq government to local control on June 30 as promised, Saddam will be executed on the 1st of July. I'm sure he will get a fair trial. Just as fair as the ones he gave to his people.

Of course, his family wants an international court. That alone is reason enough not to do it.

I'm not for torturing the man, but I hope the method of execution is feet first into the wood chipper. A close second would be a firing squad. On live TV of course. We want to make it clear that he is not coming back.

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Some Housekeeping

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I wanted to clear some things up about myself and my family and why I am not with them. It seems appropriate to discuss this with the holidays coming up.

I write this blog because I have difficulty putting my thoughts into audible words. It takes me several hours to write a piece like this. I write out several thoughts, then I have to put them into an understandable sequence and expand on them to make them comprehensible. This is one way I communicate with my case manager and medication nurse, my two major mental health caregivers. I have to because I can't fully explain myself during my appointments.

Dealing with a mental illness is a lot like being in recovery. It's something that you have to battle every day. Complacency about the problem leads to a relapse, which in my case can be fatal. A relapse for me means I eat a gun, or step in front of a bus, or something else equally gruesome.

I am still emotionally unstable. I haven't been stable since the first time I crawled into the closet. It doesn't take much to push me into the closet. The only thing the medication does is level my playing field to a hill instead of a vertical cliff. With everything I do to make myself as stable as possible, it still isn't enough. I still have to head into the closet on a daily basis to combat the overloads I experience.

My family has serious fears about me. My instability has already put them through multiple terrible incidents. Serious issues exist between my family and I and because I cannot stabilize the load I already have. It would literally be suicide for me to try and take on the additional burden of my families problems. Especially since I do not have the capability to actually do anything to help out. The most I could do is commiserate with them, which does nothing but stir everybody up. I can't do anything to help out because I would get halfway through solving the problem, then fall apart and abandon the project, leaving things worse than if I had done nothing at all. I know this because I have done it before on several occasions.

My wife and son love me, but they are scared to death of me. For the sake of everyone's survival, I cannot be in their life. They have cut themselves off from me for their own survival, both emotionally and physically. They are already in a bad situation right now, for multiple reasons. But as bad as things are, it would be worse if I was around.

More people commit suicide around the holidays and I can see why. This should be a time of great joy to spend with family and friends. My family is only 2.5 miles away, but for all practical purposes they might as well be on the moon. I see little reason to celebrate anything this year. With my family afraid to deal with me, there isn't a lot that keeps me going.

The only thing that does keep me going is the fact that my family is dependent upon my disability money. If I blow my head off, that money ends. And for as bad as things are for them now, it would get a thousand times worse.

I'm stuck where I am with little hope for improvement. I don't have any bootstraps to pull myself up with anymore. The drugs barely work and therapy doesn't address the issues hindering my progress. Even though I don't have my family any more, they are the sole reason why I get out of bed in the morning. They are the reason why I must continue to exist.

It's not a lot, but it will have to be enough.

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"WE GOT HIM!"

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Saddam Hussein has been captured! The news programs are full of wall-to-wall coverage over this.

The democracy of Iraq just got pulled off the respirator. He can no longer come back to threaten his former subjects.

The chance of the Ba'athists coming back to power after (if) the US leaves has dropped by 50-70%, and I am glad.

The only work left to do is wipe out the cockroaches that still survive. That is all we can do, they will not surrender or go away.

Good news today, all-in-all.

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Oh, Please

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This article isn't outrageous, it's plain stupid. Nursery rhymes put kids 'at risk', where it talks about 'first responders' to Humpty Dumpty. Indeed.

These "Canadian Researchers" need to go and find something better to do. These nursery rhymes were written several hundred years ago and reflected contemporary themes. Humpty Dumpty referred to a king who had fallen from power. I don't remember who or when. The part about the kings men and horses meant they couldn't return him to power. "Ring around the rosie"? That referred to bubonic plague. And so on.

To try and bring a modern context to these tales is ridiculous. They are historical similes to talk about terrible events and nothing more. They are songs or short stories that have lost their meaning in the sands of time and it should stay that way. If a child is very inquisitive on the subject, look it up together on the internet. I'm sure the answers are easily Googled.

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Some Right-thinking people

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Of course, I have my browsers home page set to my blog. Well, this morning I had an interesting link in the ad area that I clicked through on and I'm glad I did. The Black Conservative is a web site of essays by, believe it or not, black conservatives.

I have only had time to read two essays so far, but they were clear, concise and an interesting read. Well worth your time to investigate.

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Stick it to the ACLU

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A talk-show host is trying to force-feed Christmas to the ACLU. The Anti-Christmas ACLU has got me fired up.

This is what he wants:

If you agree with me that it's time to stand up to the ACLU, feel free to send me as many Christmas cards as you can. Some listeners have sent me 25 or 50 at a time. Remember, make sure each one is hand-written by you and contains a message to the ACLU. Send your Christmas cards to:

Mike Gallagher's "Merry Christmas, ACLU!" c/o The Mike Gallagher Show 6400 N. Beltline Rd. Irving, Texas 75063

Please donate to this worthy cause, if only to piss the ACLU off. I'm buying a card for them tomorrow when I go shopping.

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MCS Reorganization

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The Memphis City Schools recently hired a new Superintendent, and she is wasting no time. She is requiring all Administration officials to re-apply for their positions, with the stated intent that some positions will be eliminated and officials that have not been doing their job will not be rehired.

I like her. She's got some backbone and I think she intends to push the normally immobile School Board as far as she can, and I think she's got her job cut out for her.

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Stupid people

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I think the headline says it all: Saddam's European and Canadian Allies Furious They Can't Profit From War They Opposed

I don't understand these people. I guess they really don't understand us. We act decisively in favor of our own security, and all they had to do was stay out of the way. They decided to do a Jane Fonda instead, and now they are uncomprehendingly upset about why we are still not playing with them. Their own short memory does not recall our own long memories. Americans as a people remember who are friends are. This past year has shown us that we had some fair-weather friends, and some friends we didn't know about.

These people back the wrong team, then want a piece of the pennant when they lose.

The funny thing is the rules only go so far. It only prohibits these companies from being primary contractors on US money. They have $13 billion from other sources to bid on as primary contractor, and they can be a subcontractor on the US money.

But of course "We are all friends." Yeah, right.

UPDATE: It is clear to the world that American friendship is valuable; it must be equally clear that American enmity is expensive. That way we encourage other nations to cooperate with us. - Steven Den Beste

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Blogger was down

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I would have posted the last entry this morning, but Blogger has been down until now. Maybe someday, when I get enough hits to warrant it I'll open up a tip jar to cover the expenses and move this over to its own domain. Until then I'm at the mercy of somebody else's servers.

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Oops, they did it again

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The SCOTUS has upheld restrictions on the First Amendment. The details are unimportant, all you need to know is there are now restrictions on your right to free speech.

This is not the first time the Constitution has been directly violated.

Back about 1997, Clinton signed into law the "Domestic Violence Act," another bad law. For years, you had your right to bear arms taken away from you only when you committed a felony (served more than one year in jail). Misdemeanors were okay. Not anymore. This law made this particular misdemeanor grounds to take away your Second Amendment rights.

That's not the bad news.What violated the Constitution was the "retroactive" part, meaning if you were convicted of domestic violence 20 years ago, you lost your SA rights today instead of being "grandfathered" in. This caused a number of police officers to lose their jobs, because they could no longer carry firearms.It says very clearly in Section 9 paragraph 3 of the Constitution, "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto [after the fact; retroactive] Law shall be passed."

We have taken the second step of violating the Constitution. There will be a third step soon, then a fourth. Soon it will become a walk, then a trot, then a run.

We must stop this, and now. Urge your Congressman and Senators to repeal the Campaign Finance law, to take away this stain on the First Amendment.This ruling makes me scared that they will strike down the "Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance. Please don't let that happen.

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