Daily Wisdom

July 31, 2005

Soldier Disses Hillary Clinton

IRAQ -- Special thanks to TruthorFiction.com for this one...

The picture shows that this soldier has been thru Survival School and learned his lessons well. He's giving the sign of "coercion" with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW's as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. This guy was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with Hillary Clinton.

This picture started circulating shortly after Senator Clinton made a Thanksgiving visit to the soldiers in Iraq in 2003. There was a lot of speculation about what the picture really meant. Was the soldier really indicating that he didn't like shaking hands with Hillary? Was the picture doctored to make it look that way? Was he sending some other kind of message with his crossed fingers?

The answer is that he did intentionally cross his fingers during the handshake and it did mean that he was not thrilled to shake Senator Clinton's hand. After his discharge from the Army, the soldier posted a personal profile on Yahoo Personals as part of looking for introductions to single females. In his profile, he includes the picture with Hillary and explains "The picture of me and Hillary Clinton was taken when she came to visit Iraq. I was actually ordered to shake her hand, and I never figured that my friends would circulate it all over the net. I AM NOT a Hillary fan by any stretch."

Al-Queda Implements Cost-Savings Measures

AL-JAZEERA RADIO -- Al-Queda announced today that it is implementing a number of cost-saving measures in an effort to better carry out it's terrorist vision of world domination through Islamic militancy. As a result of the War on Terror, many of Al-Queda's traditional funding sources have been frozen or eliminated. "We need to save money on frivolous expenditures", said a spokesman for Al-Queda who wished to remain anonymous.

The first sign of these cost-saving efforts was the shutdown of various Al-Queda affiliated websites. Israeli intelligence officers noticed that only a handful of such websites still remain in operation.

"More cost-saving measures are planned", said the Al-Queda spokesman. "If we can't get costs under control soon, we may have to start cutting heads".

Americans Rejoice Over Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With Congress beginning a five-week recess, Americans everywhere began to celebrate. "I thought they would never go home", said one ecstatic reveler. "It's about time", said another.

Despite the fact that a number of measures were just signed into law, a new poll just out from the Galloping Guys suggests that Americans are just plain exhausted by the antics that go on inside the Beltway. According to the survey, 52% of those polled say that Congress makes them want to puke, 21% want to break something in anger, 18% have stopped paying attention, 3% enjoys the give-and-take action, and the balance had no opinion or didn't understand the questions. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 27%.

It is clear from these results, that the ceaseless ranting, mud-slinging, posturing, obstructionism, game-playing, and partisanship have nauseated or angered a significant proportion of the populace.

In addition, Conservatives are happy because Congress will take a five-week break from giving away all our money. On the other hand, Liberals are relieved that the spotlight will be off their miserable failures.

President Bush will be at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Most Americans will be celebrating with cook-outs, get-togethers, vacation trips, or by just relaxing and enjoying the momentary lull.

July 27, 2005

Poor NYC Chidren Donate To Air America

NEW YORK, NY -- Approximately 15,000 poor children, mostly from tough neighborhoods in the Bronx, decided that they should fund Air America Radio. Once they listened to the terrific liberal programming, they were filled with sheer delight and decided that they should immediately donate the millions of dollars in New York City contracts slated for the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club to Air America Radio instead. "They really speak to me as a person", said one child. "I like the jokes", said another. Click HERE for more details about this moving story.

When asked if they would miss the dozens of opportunities provided to them through the Boys & Girls Clubs, feelings among the children were generally mixed. The typical response sounded something like this, "Well, the recreation activities were cool, and the arts & crafts were great, and I guess the health care sevices were OK too, ...but Air America is just too important. They need the money more than I do".

It has been no secret that these kids have been donating their money to Air America. For nearly a month now, the Gloria Wise organization has been scrambling to find ways to continue providing programs for these wonderful kids who gave away the City contracts to Air America. Amazingly, the New York Times has failed to publish a single article about this outpouring of generosity to such a notably liberal institution like Air America. The NYT must be a far right-wing conservative rag to ignore such a noble gesture.

July 26, 2005

Tony Blair To Withdraw Troops From Iraq

LONDON, UK -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair said today that he would soon begin the withdrawal of all British troops from Iraq. Blair said he was "simply overwhelmed by the logic of the situation". The following is a quote from Tony Blair's address...

It is now obvious to me that the terrorists are killing innocent civilians here in England only because innocent civilians are being killed in Iraq. If we can stop the killing of innocent civilians in Iraq, then the killing of innocent civilians here in the UK will also stop.

The innocent civilians in Iraq are being killed by al-Qaeda because the UK has troops in Iraq. The UK is keeping troops in Iraq because it is trying to protect the innocent Iraqis from being killed by al-Qaeda madmen like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The answer to this dilemma should now be clear for all to see. If we simply pull our troops out of Iraq, and allow al-Qaeda to kill the innocent Iraqis in peace, free of UK interference, then al-Qaeda will leave us alone here in Britain... for at least a few days, if not weeks. The only downside I can see in this scenario is that innocent civilians in Iraq will still be killed.

Osama Bin Laden could not be reached for comment.

July 24, 2005

Time To Move?

BLOGGER.COM, Cyberland -- Well, it was just pointed out to me that Google owns Blogger.com.... and hence, is hosting "View From Above". Decisions, decisions. Do I move, or do I stay? I'll give it some thought and get back to you. Thanks for being "Viewers".

July 23, 2005

Your Taxpayer Dollars At Work

SACRAMENTO, CA -- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is an official sponsor of a disgusting display of anti-American, anti-military and anti-Semitic “art”, according to a press release issued on July 12, 2005 by the California Arts Council (a taxpayer-funded entity).

HERE to see examples of the art co-hosted by the taxpayer-funded California Arts Council and displayed at the Department of Justice Building in Sacramento. Special thanks to MoveAmericaForward.org

The news release quotes Lockyer as saying:

“It is an honor to co-host this powerful exhibit and display the talent of our legal community,” Lockyer said. “Creative expression stimulates freedom of thought, appreciation for diversity and opens new windows onto the world in which we live. The collected works of these fine artists – and lawyers – achieve these worthwhile objectives with style and beauty.”

Here is some artwork of my own inspired by the above story.

July 21, 2005

Boycott Google!

GOOGLE.COM, Cyberland -- Google has done it again. First they trashed me with their stupid AdSense program by attaching Liberal, Left-Wing, Anti-Bush ads, and Anti-Bush links to my CONSERVATIVE blogsite... so much for "Google AdSense" (maybe, "Google Nonsense"?).

Then, they outright rejected ads for a conservative book critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton, while they had no problems with ads for books critical of George W. Bush.

Now, they are rejecting ads for a Christian-based organization. Click here for more details. Please also note that at the end of the linked article, there are links to previous articles citing Google's apparent anti-Christian bias.

Well, if you haven't noticed, I have removed any trace of Google from my blogsite (that I could find). If you find anything remaining, please be sure to let me know. WHY???? Because I have started my own boycott against the behemoth GOOGLE! I am David against the Goliath named GOOGLE! Boycotts start small, but can end BIG. Please join me in my crusade against the Google Goliath. There are plenty of other search engines out there. I wouldn't give Google the time of day.

July 20, 2005

NARAL Opposes Roberts Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NARAL announced its opposition to John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, even before Bush formally made his selection public in a prime time TV White House appearance on Tuesday. A spokesman for NARAL (the National Abortion Rights Action League) told reporters, "It's never too early to register your complaints against those who would restrict our right to randomly murder innocent, defenseless American citizens."

The group said it was planning an "emergency demonstration" against the nomination of Roberts across the street from the Capitol Building at midday today. "Our major gripe", said the NARAL spokesman, "is that Roberts was not aborted along with dozens of other potential conservative Republicans years ago. We advocate the Planned Parenthood model, which rejects abortion ONLY in the event that it can be conclusively shown that the 'proto-human' will grow up to be a Liberal Democrat."

"Isn't that kind of forecasting a bit tricky?", asked one reporter. "Of course", said the spokesman. "That's why we would rather err on the side of caution by killing millions of potential Liberal Democrats just to prevent the birth of one or two conservative Republicans".

In related news, the Fetal-Rights Emergency Action Koalition of Utah (FREAK-U), is holding its own demonstation. Their slogan is "No Devastation Without Representation!"

Margaret Sanger could not be reached for comment.

Petition Supporting Roberts for Supreme Court

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July 19, 2005

Reid Admits To Playing Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Minority Leader, yesterday admitted that the Democrats were playing games when it came to the issue of Karl Rove. Reid's admission came in response to the statement by President Bush that "if someone committed a crime" by releasing the name of an undercover CIA operative, then that person will "no longer work in my administration."

The Liberal Mainstream Media immediately pounced on the statement by Bush, suggesting that he was "raising the bar" for a potential dismissal, and "lowering the bar" for ethics standards. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan responded to these accusations by saying,"If the bar is raised on one end and lowered on the other end, the bar will be pretty crooked. So I hope you don't mean to suggest that anyone in this administration is crooked".

At a news conference later in the day, Senator Harry Reid said that it was apparent that President Bush's comments were an attempt to 'lengthen the field'. In an obvious reference to the game of football, Reid was suggesting that President Bush was making it more difficult for the Democrats to 'score a touchdown' on this issue. Clearly, Harry Reid and the Democrats view the entire situation as a game. This leads one to speculate: How long have the Democrats have been 'playing games' in Washington instead of doing the nation's business?

Karl Rove said today, "I've been kicked around so much, I'm beginning to feel like a football".

July 17, 2005

Kennedy Hypocrisy

The following is based on an E-mail I received from fellow Scrappler... Mack.

Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (D-MA) has become a leading Democratic attack dog, positioning himself as Washington's arbiter of truth and integrity. He comes out regularly with guns blazing, slamming the Bush adminsistration with allegations of lying, cover-up, deceit, or any accusation he can cobble together. This is a hypocrisy of the highest magnitude. Can anyone say... Chappiquiddick?

Republicans think that most Americans know the story of how this "Conscience of the Democratic Party" left Miss Kopechne behind to die in the waters underneath the Edgartown Bridge in July 1969, after a night of drinking and partying with the young blonde campaign worker.

But most Americans under age 50 have never actually heard that story, or any of the details of how young Kennedy, a very good swimmer, left her behind to fend for herself, swam to safety, and then tried to get his cousin Joe Garghan to say HE was behind the wheel.

Those young voters don't know how Miss Kopechne, hopelessly trapped inside Kennedy's Oldsmobile, gasped for air until she finally died, while the Democrats' leading Senator rushed back to his compound to formulate the best alibi he could think of. They don't know that he called his lawyer before he called the police for help. They don't know that Kennedy was driving with an invalid drivers license because he had such a horrible driving record.

Neither does Generation X know how Kennedy was thrown out of Harvard on his ear 15 years earlier -- for paying a fellow student to take his Spanish final. Or, how rumor has it that the US Army denied him a commission because he was caught cheating on tests (verification of this rumor would be most welcome).

Many young voters don't know about that notorious 1991 Easter weekend in Palm Beach, when Uncle Teddy rounded up his nephews for a night on the town, an evening that ended with one of them credibly accused of rape.

Many don't know that he firmly believed in the Right to Life and said so, until Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, at which point he shamelessly "changed his mind"
for political expediency.

He did the same thing in 2001 when he first fought hard to get the No Child Left Behind Act passed, and then again abandoned it for political expediency.

The Democratic Party should be ashamed to have this national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman.

Petition to Protect Our Constitution

Please click on the image below and send a message to President Bush asking him to nominate a strict Constitutional constructionist to the U.S. Supreme Court. Thanks.

Kentucky Adopts New License Plates

FRANKFORT, KY -- Goevernor Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky is scheduled to announce a new license plate design at a news conference next Tuesday. Kentuckians wait with baited-breath to see the long-awaited change.

In 2002, then-Governor Paul Patton unveiled a new license plate design for the state of Kentucky. With a smiling sun in the center of the plate, the design immediately came under attack. "It's just TOO cheerful", said many. "It's silly", said others. "The plate makes us look like idiots", said more than a few.

To overcome this perception that Kentucky is a really cheerful place, the new design will feature words that convey a significantly different message. The only problem with the new design is that it leaves no room for the license plate number. Darn!

Old Plate

New Plate

Modifications to the new design are expected.

July 16, 2005

Rove: Investigation Becoming 'A Quagmire'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Prosecutors investigating a CIA employee's blown cover have spent months trying to determine if a crime was actually committed, and according to Karl Rove, President Bush's most trusted strategist, it's becoming 'a quagmire'.

Although the Liberal Mainstream Media and Democrats in Congress continue to hammer Rove as an evil enemy of the state, prosecutors have found no actual evidence of a crime. In fact, it appears at the moment as if Rove learned the name of Valerie Plame, the 'outted' CIA agent, from reporter Bob Novak. Furthermore, it appears that Valerie Plame, who was not working the field for at least 6 years, might not even qualify as an "undercover operative" according to the definition of the 1982 federal law which is being used as the justification for this investigation.

"It's time for the prosecutors in this case to start laying out an exit strategy", said Rove. "This investigation is becoming another Vietnam."

July 14, 2005

Kennedy Explodes on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Edward M. "Teddy" Kennedy (D-MA), exploded today in a ball of fire on the floor of the United States Senate. According to eye-witnesses, Kennedy was in the midst of a fiery diatribe spouting incendiary remarks when his sleeve accidentally caught on fire. "Before anyone could do anything, he exploded into a ball of flame", said one onlooker. "People were thrown backwards by the force of the blast!"

D.C. firefighters arrived only minutes later, but it was too late to rescue Kennedy. They fought the blaze for hours before bringing it under control. "That was a major grease fire", said one of the firefighters. "At first we put water on the fire but the burning fat just floated and made things worse".

Investigators have ruled out any acts of terrorism. Instead, they are calling it a reckless accident. "Anyone who plays with fire around a 300-pound mixture of fat and alcohol is just looking for trouble", said one fire official. "It's just too bad he caused so much damage to the Senate Chamber."

July 13, 2005

Dems To Justify Campaign Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an effort to justify their 2004 election campaign threats that President Bush would revive the Draft, a team of Senate and House Democrats today said they are planning to introduce legislation that would significantly increase the size of the U.S. Army by introducing the Draft.

"Since Bush can't seem to do anything on his own, the Democrats will have to get the job done without him", said Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Hillary Clinton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is up for re-election to the Senate in 2006 and is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2008. "We promised that President Bush would revive the Draft, and we mean to keep our promises", said Clinton.

Ms. Clinton is already preparing campaign ads which attack President Bush for reviving the Draft.

Rove Admits Plame & Wilson Guilty

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Karl Rove, President Bush's most trusted strategist, admitted for the first time today that Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA operative, and her husband Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, are guilty of a number of crimes and misdemeanors.

Here is the list of their crimes and misdemeanors:

1) Joe Wilson, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration, submitted a false and fraudulent report to the CIA in 2002 (which contradicted President Bush's assertions that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy yellow cake uranium from the country of Niger).

2) Valerie Plame, a known critic of the Bush administration, authorized her husband to take a trip to the country of Niger in 2002 on behalf of the CIA at taxpayer expense, in order for her husband to file a false and fraudulent report to the CIA in an attempt to discredit the Bush administration.

3) Joe Wilson accepted government money from the CIA in order to make a trip for the purpose of filing a false and fraudulent report with the intention of misleading the CIA and the citizens of the United States.

4) Valerie Plame committed treason during a time of war by using government money and her government position in an attempt to impede the prosecution of the War on Terror.

5) Valerie Plame failed to notify Karl Rove and other administration officials that she was an undercover CIA operative, thereby risking the unintentional release of her name to the public.

6) Joe Wilson contradicted an intelligence report submitted to the U.S. Government by a member of the British Intelligence Service, specifically one Bond... James Bond.

7) Valerie Plame does not have the same last name as her husband, thereby causing great confusion among journalists and TV viewers alike.

Karl Rove apologized for trying to keep these things secret for so long, and said it would never happen again.

July 12, 2005

Cell Phones Boon To Auto Body Shops

Tuesday, July 12th -- A recent study by the University of Sydney Australia suggests that increased cell phone usage is proving to be a windfall for auto body repair shops around the world. The study was based on an analysis of 456 drivers who were hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained in traffic accidents and who also owned and used cell phones.

The study reviewed the cell phone records of these individuals in the 10-minute and 5-minute periods just prior to the accident. In all cases it was determined that cell phone usage was most likely the cause of the accident. There was no distinction based on age or gender. There was no benefit for the use of hands-free phones. The study findings concluded that cell phone usage while driving increases the likelihood of ending up in the hospital, and of paying a visit to the local auto body shop, by a factor of 400%.

Auto body trade associations reacted favorably to the news.

July 11, 2005

Clinton Reveals Reading Preferences

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), who is a woman, today revealed her reading preferences when she likened President George W. Bush to Alfred E. Neuman, the central character from MAD Magazine. Clinton aides have suggested anonymously that she abhors "heavy" reading material such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, or other print media which uses some words that Hillary can't understand. "She likes the pictures in MAD Magazine", said one aide. "That's where most of her strategic thinking originates".

Alfred E. Neuman commented that he was honored and privileged to have Senator Clinton as a fan.

July 09, 2005

Tsunami Relief Final Report

As of April 20, 2005 the final numbers are in on Tsunami Relief from the United States. Special thanks to Chuck at You Big Mouth, You! who has steadfastly kept track of all the Internet references he could find regarding Tsunami donations. The final total... $1,030,714,108.34 US donated by Americans for Tsunami Relief.

Click here The Stingy List [PDF] to see the details.

And as thorough as Chuck has been... I'm sure he probably missed a few. And remember, his numbers don't include what was given by the U.S. government as OFFICIAL aid, or what the Pentagon gave in terms of support through deployment of aircraft carriers, other vessels and military personnel.

Are we Americans stingy or what?

Rock Stars Vow Fewer Greenhouse Emissions

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono today announced that they would call on rock stars everywhere to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through cut backs on rock concerts by 50% over the next five years. "Let's face it", said Geldof. "It takes a lot of energy to have a rock concert. I mean, the band has to get there in their private planes, which are not very fuel efficient. And then, think of the electricity wasted on all those lights and amplifiers and electric guitars and organs. Sheesh! It's mind-boggling."

"And what about the fans?", asked Bono. "They have to get to the concert. So they each come individually in their own cars, or worse, they ride in gas-guzzling SUVs. Think of the energy wasted, and the greenhouse gasses generated!"

"And what about the pyrotechnics?", asked Geldof. "I mean, they combust don't they? Combustion equals emissions!"

The leaders of the G-8 Summit here praised the rock stars for their pledge to produce a cleaner environment around the world by reducing emission-rich rock concerts.

Reid: Bush Should Appoint R.I.N.O.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Harry Reid (D-NV), the minority leader of the Senate, suggested today that President Bush should nominate a R.I.N.O. (Republican In Name Only) as Supreme Court Justice to fill the vacancy created by Sandra Day O'Connor. Reid did this by suggesting that liberal Earl Warren, a R.I.N.O. Supreme Court Justice who died on this day in 1974, is the role model for Bush's next appointment.

President Bush could not be reached for comment. Aides say he was unable to speak because he was laughing so hard at Reid's suggestion.

July 07, 2005

G8 Summit Awards Terrorists

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- In response to the string of explosions that rocked London today, the leaders of the G8 Summit announced that they would 'hunt down' the perpetrators in order to honor them with an Award for Bravery. "It takes real courage to plant bombs in public places that will kill or maim dozens of innocent civilians", said British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "A fair fight between uniformed soldiers on the battlefield would be too much to ask", he continued. "These terrorists have clearly chosen the path of honor... using methods that every civilized nation should emulate... and we strongly intend to consider doing so".

President Bush declared,"We can only support our British friends in their desire to honor these as-yet-unknown heroes. We strongly resent the assertions of some who might suggest that those responsible for today's events are nothing more than cowardly dogs, defiled infidels, vermin, snakes, worms, leeches, parasites, or insects. They are not men who act like women, men with nothing between their legs, men who hide behind women and children, men who wear women's clothing, men who feel strength by hurting women and children, or men who cry like babies when they are captured by Christians. Those who feel this way should rethink their position. They should realize that such insults are just too good for such heroes. We are looking for better insults. If you have some, please contact your local blogger".

Jaques Chirac merely looked on while others spoke.

July 06, 2005

Letter From A Soldier

I received the following letter from a friend of mine whose sister supports the troops through an organization called Books For Soldiers. Apparently her sister communicates with quite a few soldiers and sends at least ten large boxes of books to them on a regular basis. She says that the troops hear a lot of trash talk from Al Jazeera and need to know that we support them. They are thankful when they see pictures from home of events supporting the troops, of houses with flags on them, and of people wearing support buttons and ribbons, etc. Here is the letter...

Bob and Rita,
Hope you enjoy the 4th of July and know that your freedoms are being protected every day. I want you to know that it is my honor to protect our freedoms. Thank you for the card. George L Skypeck said it best when he wrote:

I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go,
and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...
should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror;
felt the stinging cold of fear;
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.

I have cried, pained, and hoped...
but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say
that I was proud of what I was... a soldier.

Take care,

Thompson To Shepherd Supreme Court Nominee

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- From the venue of the G8 summit meeting, President Bush today appointed former Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) to guide his as-yet-unnamed Supreme Court nominee through the confirmation hearing process. "I believe that Fred is the person most suited to perform this role", said Bush. "Fred was a U.S. Senator, so he knows his way around Capitol Hill. And he is also a first rate actor".

Mr. Thompson starred in a number of movies that are appropriately titled for his upcoming appointment, such as: "In the Line of Fire" and "Cape Fear". The target date for the completion of the nomination process is October, so Thompson's role in "The Hunt For Red October" is most appropriate indeed. Thompson is currently perfoming in a TV-series called "Law and Order"... which he will no doubt try to bring to the confirmation process. He also played roles in the following movies, each of which might well describe the confirmation process: "Feds", "Days of Thunder", "Bed of Lies", "No Way Out", and "Barbarians At The Gate".

July 04, 2005

A Day to Celebrate Independence

On this 229th anniversary of the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence, let us give pause from the hot dogs and hamburgers to reflect on the real reason for the celebration...

We celebrate the memory of those who courageously chose to defy the tyranny of an empire at great personal risk. Many of the signers did suffer loss: loss of life, loss of loved ones, loss of property and wealth. The outcome was far from certain and on more than one occasion, nearly ended in failure.

And on more than one occasion, when defeat seemed imminent, the grace of Almighty God was extended to those who put their trust in Him. A fog that rolled in to permit a concealed retreat. An unwise decision by the British. In the end God rewarded those who chose to fight for freedom: freedom to worship, freedom to assemble peacefully, freedom to speak without fear, freedom from taxation without representation, freedom to bear arms.

In the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson, et al....
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States...

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States...

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Let us never forget their courage, their sacrifice, or their vision.

July 03, 2005

Some Words of Advice For July 4th

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. --2 Chronicles 7:14

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. --2 Corinthians 3:17

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery... For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. --Galatians 5:1,13

“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.’ --Isaiah 45:22-23

Ahmadinejad: Case of Mistaken Identity

TEHRAN, Iran -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President-Elect of Iran, today denied accusations that he was one of the radical students that in 1979 seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. "That wasn't me", he said. "That was my evil twin step brother, Abu Ahmadinejad".

The former mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is often referred to as the
"boss" by many of his closest associates. "I wasn't even there", said Ahmadinejad. "I was at home... doing my homework... yeah... that's it. You know, I worked hard to get my degree ". Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a B.S. degree in Political Science with a minor in Strong Arm Tactics which he received after 9 years of study in 1984.

"boss" also denies Austrian accusations of being the mastermind behind the 1989 slaying of Abdul-Rahman Ghassemlou and 2 of his associates in Vienna. "Same story... evil twin step brother Abu", he said. "C'mon, trust me. Would I lie to you?"

In related news, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today announced that Iran would continue its nuclear program "for the peaceful production of electricity".

July 01, 2005

Washington Goes On Red Alert

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Only hours after Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made her unexpected resignation announcement, the nation's capitol went on Red Alert. President George W. Bush tried to put a positive spin on the event citing O'Connor's historic role as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the tension in his voice was clearly evident in face of the upcoming struggle. He announced that he would soon submit a name for a successor to O'Connor, allowing plenty of time for the nominee to be approved before the October deadline. "The nation... deserves a dignified process of confirmation in the United States Senate," he said, knowing full well that this was only a dream that would probably never come true.

Party leaders and strategists on both sides of the aisle immediately went into high gear, preparing for the showdown that is sure to come. With alarm horns wailing in the "war rooms" of both political parties, switchboards began to light up with activity, and newsrooms began buzzing in anticipation. Senators were seen strapping on their ammo belts, Ka-bars, concussion grenades, and .45 caliber pistols.

"This is the BIG one", said one Democratic insider. "It's gonna be bad... I just know it", he continued. The next Supreme Court nominee is not likely to come through the process unscathed and
according to experts, casualties are expected to be high on both sides. "Whoever controls the moral high ground will probably come out on top", said a Republican strategist. "We must take the high ground!"

Only a few blocks away, children were quietly playing... completely unaware of the looming crisis.

Changes to View From Above

Welcome fellow Viewers. In the interests of helping my home page to load faster, I have decided to reduce the number of articles on the main page from 30 days worth, to only 3 days worth. For those with dial-up connections, this should prove to be a real advantage. To view earlier postings, see "Previous" or "Archives" in the right hand column. Special thanks to "kajun" who informed me that even with DSL, my home page took 27 minutes to load on his machine. Well you know, it's one of those older models powered by hamster wheel.