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Sunday, 28 August 2005
Who Moved Where?
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
As I was reading a post over at Eye of Polyphemus it occurred to me how "definition of terms" can radically alter a perspective.

The passage that caught my attention and reminded me of some concepts I had been let build towards a posts starts:

According to George Will, it's the party base's embrace of Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, and MoveOn.org. Most of America couldn't care less about that trio, but the rank and file Democrats are all for such Leftist radicalism. That may spell trouble for the democrats in 2008.

"According to George Will, it's the party base's embrace of Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, and MoveOn.org."


In time that COULD be true of the Party's "base" I am not certain if it is now, and I am pretty certain it has not been in the past.

Of course we can get down to a "definition of terms" here.

I think of the Base as being the Broad population of people who think of themselves as Democrats the bulk of the Party in terms of voters going to the Polls.

If you are talking about the ACTIVIST Base, those who do the nuts and bolts work of the Party it would be correct that it has been coopted by The Michael Moore and Moveon.org crowd, for after all didn't Moveon.org say they OWNED The Democratic Party now because they had PAID for ?

Picture the public reaction of an org tied with a Republican Party said that they had BOUGHT the GOP. LOL

I have been mulling over a few concepts, for instance, the idea that Zell Miller broached when he said.

"I did not leave the Democratic Party, they left me."


I keep hearing that the Nation has moved to the Right. I am not certain that is accurate. I am wondering if the Democratic Leadership has moved so far to the left that they have abandoned a large portion of what I considered the Democratic Base.

How else can one explain the radical shift in Politics in what used to be called the Solid South? This has created such things as the Neo-Con movement which I perceive as former liberals who no longer feel at home in the Democratic Party.

It is certainly true there seems to be far more spleen directed against Neo-Cons than against old time Republicans. It is the sort of vehemence often directed at a former Lover after being spurned, it contains not just opposition of philosophical ideas, but the the hysteria of betrayal.

Not how could you think THAT.

But

How could YOU think that.

Or at least it seems so to me.

We live in interesting times. One of the Brightest orators or the Left, Christopher Hitchens is now a Neo-Con. Had you told me 20 years ago that I would eagerly read and agree with a life-time Trotskyite?

I would have told you, that is insane the World could NOT change to that extent.

On September 11, 2001 it did change to that extent.

Though despite claims that Hitchens has abandoned his Leftist principles he maintains that he has been consistent and loyal to them, it is the others who have abandoned them.

Those he maintains who support fascist thugs cannot point their fingers at those fighting to defeat fascist thugs, and use that epithet.

Zell Miller and Christopher Hitchens saying almost the same thing? I did not abandon my Party it abandoned me? Weird. A World Turned Upside Down indeed.

Now EVERYONE knows that the Nation has taken a turn to the Right and become more Conservative, but sometimes I wonder.

Did WE THE PEOPLE change or did the Leadership of the Democratic Party change?

Who was it said, "It ain't what folks don't know, it's what they do know that ain't so."???

In any case I think everyone has this situation all backwards. Though as time goes on it will create its own reality, as more and more former Democrats get driven out of the Party and register and start thinking of themselves as either Republicans, Libertarians or Independents.


The rank and file Democrats will become increasingly for Leftist radicalism.

And that folks will doom them to Political
Oblivion, because they will have abandoned
their TRUE base for MONEY.

MoveOn: "We Bought" the Democratic Party

By Ben Johnson
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 10, 2004

A standard ?action alert? has provided a rare glimpse inside the mind of the Shadow Party.

In a December 9th e-mail signed by ?Eli Pariser, Justin Ruben, and the whole MoveOn PAC team,? the Soros front group stated: ?In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back.?



To clarify, the hysterical Left believes not only that America?s oldest political party is for sale, but that George Soros has already made the down payment.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:08 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 7:01 AM CDT
Saturday, 27 August 2005
Americans Willing to Foot Bill for Larger Military
Topic: Iraq War


But NO Draft.

That is according to the August

Zogby REAL America Report.

I wish I could supply a source URL here, but it is in PDF form. I have access to it because I am a Zogby Pollee. Actually its a lot of fun and quite interesting to see some of the stranger questions

What Ice cream do you like? Do you eat eggs?

I also enjoy thinking about how I complicate their demographic distributions.

I am a Cherokee-Irish, Scots, Welsh, English, Platt Deutch, Jacksonian America.

I belong to a Union AND the Investor Class, and live in a City of over 100K. I place my Religious orientation as Spiritual but sometimes I wonder how they would handle it if I listed it as Pagan.


So it would appear that 2/3 of the US want spending INCREASED. A tad more want that to decrease the need to call up Reservists.

There are the usual distributions along Party lines.
This concept is supported by 88% of Republicans, 59% of Independents and 52% of Democrats. Leaving the ones who oppose it, way out on the extreme fringes of both orientations and the middle solidly for it as well.

While only half the Liberals support increased spending, two thirds of moderates and 90% of conservatives do.

The Solid South supports it by 71%, the Central/Great Lakes by 70%, while the East lags at 60%, y'al in the West should be offended, they do not even mention you.

No real impact by Religious outlook, with the exception that the Born Again are 81% for it, which is close to the number who think, "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" one would think the Evangelicals would be Gospel and CW fans so I doubt there is any correlation . ;-)

Big Cities, the seat of power for the Democratic Party favor it least, big surprise that, but DO favor it by 62%, small cities 72%, 68% Suburbanites favor increased spending as do 71% of the Rural population.

Only 25% of Americans want the Draft back, more DEMOCRATS want it back than Republicans. All holds are barred in the case of an actual attack on US soil, in that scenario, 65% of Americans want it back 21% would not.

So it is pretty plain that any Political Figures who are thinking in Vietnam Era Peace Dividend terms, and bring the boys home so we can spend that money on Pork are heading for a steep precipice.

One wonders what they think a desire on the part of the American Public to INCREASE Defense Spending MEANS?

That we want to watch marches in pretty uniforms and listen to John Phillips Sousa?


Maybe it means that the majority of Americans really think we are at WAR. War with implacable foes who desire our total destruction and is global and amorphous in nature.

This might explain WHY as Zogby reports,
Democrats fail to gain traction from Bush slip...

[
The Washington Times - (8/19/2005)
Democrats hoped they would be scoring political points in this year's election cycle as a result of increasing terrorist violence in Iraq and skyrocketing gasoline prices that have combined to send President Bush's job-approval ratings plunging into the low 40s. But things are not turning out as they hoped. The Democrats are beset by internal division over the lack of an agenda, carping from liberals who say party leaders are not aggressive enough in challenging Mr. Bush's nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court, bitterness among abortion rights activists after criticism by Democratic leaders that forced them to pull a TV advertisement attacking Judge Roberts, and complaints from pollsters that they have no coherent message to take into the 2006 elections. Independent pollster John Zogby says that although Mr. Bush is not doing well in the polls, the Democrats aren't doing any better. "The Democrats aren't scoring points in terms of landing any significant punches on Bush or in terms of saying anything meaningful to the American people," Mr. Zogby said. In a slap at his party, Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg said earlier this month that his surveys show that "one of the biggest doubts about Democrats is that they don't stand for anything."


The Political Battle lines are drawn. It is indeed a New Era, those who think in the paradigms of the past generation will be left behind by the Wave of the Future. They have made attempts to wave the Bloody Flag of thirty years ago, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. The American People seems not to be tempted by the Bait of an Illusory Peace Dividend, but the promise of Temporary Security. They want a Strong National Defense.
They want the Enemies of Freedom, Liberty and the Rights of the Individual Defeated, and they want Leaders who stand FOR something.

It's like the song.

You have to Stand for Something or You'll Fall for Anything.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:46 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 7:01 AM CDT
Friday, 26 August 2005
The End of the Beginning
Topic: Islamic Jihad
Winds of Change has a section in its

Hatewatch Briefing 08/26/05

which indicates that in SOME parts of the MidEast the Hatred is now being directed at someone besides the US for a change.

Palestinian suicide bombers are seen as martyrs in the Arab world, fighting for a just cause, just like the 9/11 attacks were seen by many as a reaction to "America's hegemony" over the world and a response to the "U.S.'s pro-Israel foreign policy." However, when terrorism strikes home, the reactions change:

Anti-terrorism cartoons in the Arabic press

The MEMRI article
Reformist Cartoons - Part I Condemning Terrorism
By: A. Dankowitz


Is WELL worth reading and I encourage you to follow the Link and peruse it.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will post a couple of the cartoons here to tempt you. ;-)

Satanic Figures Talk after the Sharm Al-Sheikh Bombings
Cartoon No. 16: "What did those animals [i.e. the terrorists] say, what faction are they from?"
"Those who committed this act are most despicable, they stooped lower than us."


From Al-Akhbar (Egypt), July 25, 2005. [23]


From Al-Ayyam (Bahrain), July 25, 2005. [19]

I think the message is clear enough for anyone to understand, with the possible exception of the mentally challenged demonstrators outside Walter Reed Hospital of course.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:17 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 7:01 AM CDT
Michael and Me
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
I just caught part of Hannity & Colmes
during my meal break at work.

If you did not see this segment
I URGE you to catch the Rerun


Then, Larry Elders counters Michael Moore (search) on guns, history and politics in his new documentary, “Michael & Me." (search) Hear why he decided he must make this self-financed, independent film



I can say this without hesitation, I can not remember the last time I was as impressed with someone being interviewed as I was with Larry Elder



He dominated the segment. He was not loud or overbearing, he was simply in charge. He never hesitated when questioned.


He never equivocated.

He presented the best defense of the 2cd amendment I have ever seen.

Alan Colmes came off as a helpless observer, every time he tried to trip the man up, the response was immediate, to the point and devastatingly informative.

I know one thing I am BUYING that DVD
For more information go HERE.

UPDATE Change that to BOUGHT that DVD

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 9:13 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:58 AM CDT
Thursday, 25 August 2005
Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital
Topic: Iraq War
Using the names of Slain Soldiers for Anti-War Propanganda AGAINST the express wishes of their parents is not enough it seems.

NOW the maggots are preying on wounded vets. And YES I WILL question their Patriotism, I STATE it as FACT they do NOT deserve to be Americans.

Be nice if the Code Duello was not illegal.



Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital


By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
August 25, 2005

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq.

SEE VIDEO



Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

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On Aug. 19, as the anti-war protesters chanted slogans such as "George Bush kills American soldiers," Cybercast News Service observed several wounded war veterans entering and departing the gates of Walter Reed, some with prosthetic limbs. Most of the demonstrations have been held on Friday evenings, a popular time for the family members of wounded soldiers to visit the hospital.

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.
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Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.
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Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital
By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
August 25, 2005

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq. See Video

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

Some conservative supporters of the war call the protests, which have been ignored by the establishment media, "shameless" and have taken to conducting counter-demonstrations at Walter Reed. "[The anti-war protesters] should not be demonstrating at a hospital. A hospital is not a suitable location for an anti-war demonstration," said Bill Floyd of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, who stood across the street from the anti-war demonstrators on Aug. 19.

"I believe they are tormenting our wounded soldiers and they should just leave them alone," Floyd added.

According to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, nearly 4,000 individuals involved in the Iraq war were treated at the facility as of March of this year, 1,050 of whom were wounded in battle.

One anti-war protester, who would only identify himself as "Luke," told Cybercast News Service that "the price of George Bush's foreign policy can be seen right here at Walter Reed -- young men who returned from Iraq with their bodies shattered after George Bush sent them to war for a lie."

Luke accused President Bush of "exploiting American soldiers" while "oppressing the other nations of earth." The president "has killed far too many people," he added.

On Aug. 19, as the anti-war protesters chanted slogans such as "George Bush kills American soldiers," Cybercast News Service observed several wounded war veterans entering and departing the gates of Walter Reed, some with prosthetic limbs. Most of the demonstrations have been held on Friday evenings, a popular time for the family members of wounded soldiers to visit the hospital.

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.

"I am more offended by the fact that many were maimed for life. I am more offended by the fact that they (wounded veterans) have been kept out of the news," said Kevin McCarron, a member of the anti-war group Veterans for Peace.

Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.

"We don't like them and we don't like the fact that they can hang their signs and stuff on the fence at Walter Reed," he said. "[The wounded veterans] are there to recuperate. Once they get out in the real world, then they can start seeing that stuff (anti-war protests). I mean Walter Reed is a sheltered environment and it needs to stay that way."

McCarron said he dislikes having to resort to such controversial tactics, "but this stuff can't be hidden," he insisted. "The real cost of this war cannot be kept from the American public."

The anti-war protesters claim their presence at the hospital is necessary to publicize the arrivals of newly wounded soldiers from Iraq, who the protesters allege are being smuggled in at night by the Pentagon to avoid media scrutiny. The protesters also argue that the military hospital is the most appropriate place for the demonstrations and that the vigils are designed to ultimately help the wounded veterans.

"If I went to war and lost a leg and then found out from my hospital bed that I had been lied to, that the weapons I was sent to search for never existed, that the person who sent me to war had no plan but to exploit me, exploit the country I was sent to, I would be pretty angry," Luke told Cybercast News Service.

"I would want people to do something about it and if I couldn't get out of my bed and protest myself, I would want someone else to do it in my name," he added.
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Not listening is he? I would say if he bothered to ask the answer from these GIs would be NOT IN MY NAME but then his caring for them is so much Bull Shit isn't it?


I clipped part read the whole article and watch the video.

Best do it on an empty stomach.


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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:47 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:57 AM CDT
Los Zetas Update
Topic: Immigration
Sometime in the late 90s by accident and due to my insatiable curiosity, I stumbled up a small, less than 200 member, Discussion Group whose emphasis was

"Open Discussion of Intelligence (Academic)"

I rarely ever post there, because most of the members are NOT amateurs or hobby theorists but ACTUAL Intelligence members in Academia and International Intelligence and Security Corporations. Some of them got their experience in a manner they are not allowed to discuss.

So in my research of Los Zetas I did one of my rare posts to that list asking for information.

I have been answered so far by the List Moderator.

I will post here a censored version of their reply.

Why Censored? Because my website has already been accessed once to my knowledge by someone who used a specific keyword search to locate a thread on DailyKos. I was the second link and from the comment left on that post he was not pleased with the content of my blog. LOL.

So that being the case, and since this source of information is one I place a high value on, I am NOT going to take the chance that I might be responsible for a flood of Kossaks arguing with the regular members and ruining the List for everyone.

Anyone who wishes the URL and Join information, leave a comment and your email address. It goes without saying that any of my regular blog links I have no qualms trusting. Others, leave your blog address if you do not have a blog leave the URL of a blog you regularly post comments to. For those I deem trustworthy I have no hesitation sharing my information sources.

Those I choose not to share with, grit your teeth and bear it.

XXXXXXXXX Open Discussion of Intelligence (Academic)"


From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Subject: Re: Zetas






No library databases seem to be indexing much yet. All I have seen has been news coverage. However, a June 2005 Homeland Security report has a short article on Los Zetas:

http://www.wetp.org/Wetp/public/dwloads/HASL_1712dnlfile.PDF

The New York Times published a report in 2004:

FOREIGN DESK | October 30, 2004, Saturday

Mexico Arrests Man Suspected of Leading Drug Cartel's Assassins

By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR. (NYT) 428 words Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 6 , Column 3

Also you might try these:

http://www.infowars.com/articles/world/mexican_drug_commandos.htm http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/mexico/430356.html http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/mexico/402396.html http://www.nmsu.edu/~frontera/jul03/secr.html http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44486

And School of the Americas watch page:

http://www.soaw.org/new/newswire_detail.php?id=867

I'm not really tracking this. I did note, however, a dearth of scholarly interest. Also, the US Congressional resources that can be accessed online did not produce any ongoing research projects.

XXXXXXXXXX, Ph.D.

The Homeland Security report came from a website that is supported by MDB, Inc.:

http://www.michaeldbaker.com/working.html

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 5:29 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 24 August 2005
American Legion Condemns War Protests
Topic: Iraq War
Lots of articles have been written about Vets, opposing the War in Iraq, supporting the War in Iraq.

So it should not be surprising that the largest Vet organization the American Legion which at 2.7 million represents over 10% of the Veterans in the country should stand up and be counted.

By an UNANIMOUS vote of the 4000 delegates to its
national convention in fact. Wonder how the Left will spin this? Or will the Exempt Media just ignore it and concentrate on the handful who protest?

American Legion Condemns War Protests as 'Visions of Jane Fonda'
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
August 24, 2005

(CNSNews.com) - Delegates to the American Legion's national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, vowed Tuesday to use whatever means necessary to "ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism."

"The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples,"
said Thomas Cadmus, national commander of the 2.7-million-member organization.

While never mentioning Cindy Sheehan by name even though the "anti-war mom" has said she will soon return to Crawford, Texas, to continue her protest against President Bush and the war in Iraq, the group did point to another woman who gained fame by protesting U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

"For many of us, the visions of Jane Fonda glibly spouting anti-American messages with the North Vietnamese and protestors denouncing our own forces four decades ago is forever etched in our memories," he stated. "We must never let that happen again."

Quoting Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Cadmus noted: "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

"We had hoped that the lessons learned from the Vietnam War would be clear to our fellow citizens,"
Cadmus stated. "Public protests against the war here at home while our young men and women are in harm's way on the other side of the globe only provide aid and comfort to our enemies.

"Understand that the terrorists they are engaging there would slit the throats of every American, adult and child, if they could," he added.

Resolution 3, which was passed unanimously by 4,000 delegates to the annual event, states: "The American Legion fully supports the president of the Untied States, the United States Congress and the men, women and leadership of our armed forces as they are engaged in the global war on terrorism and the troops who are engaged in protecting our values and way of life.


The measure recognizes that the global war on terrorism is as deadly as any war in which the United States has been previously engaged and that the president and Congress did authorize military actions in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

"No one respects the right to protest more than one who has fought for it, but we hope that Americans will present their views in correspondence to their elected officials rather than by public media events guaranteed to be picked up and used as tools of encouragement by our enemies," Cadmus said.

"It would be tragic if the freedoms our veterans fought so valiantly to protect would be used against their successors today as they battle terrorists bent on our destruction," he added. "Let's not repeat the mistakes of our past.

"I urge all Americans to rally around our armed forces and remember our fellow Americans who were viciously murdered on Sept. 11, 2001," Cadmus said. "We must commit ourselves to stand united together to defeat terrorism once and forever.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 11:09 PM CDT
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My Computer is a Neo-Con
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
This would be funny enough, if I were making it up.

But I am not.

Before the last election there was a page on
the Kerry Campaign Website with his plan
for mandatory service of all High School graduates
as a condition for receiving a High School Diploma.

When I saw that, I realized it was too explosive
an issue to stay there. So, before it disappeared
into the world wide void, I took a screen shot.
Save as a complete webpage. I still have it.

From time to time I run diagnostics on my pc.
You know scan files for damages etc.

Quite frequently when the program hits that file it
freezes up. Not only IT but the whole computer locks up. I have to Hard Reboot, turn off the computer and turn it back on.

For some reason my computer DOES NOT LIKE that file. I can open it up just fine, it never freezes when I do that. But Scan it? Not every time, but enough times it's getting to be a real pain.

I think my Compute MUST be a Neo-Con.

Note: Might be a BAD idea for me to save webpages at The Democratic Underground or DailyKos.

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:53 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:56 AM CDT
Border Wars Data Page
Topic: Immigration
Border Wars Data Page

I am not going to jump on the US Government is in the Drug Business bandwagon that some of these articles present, but this IS the most extensive set of links I have found so far

Despite Who is behind this almost ignored War on our Southern border this statement does have some validity

"While the threat of terrorists attacking the US is regularly one of the top news headlines on a daily basis, real terror that has already claimed the lives of 600 people this year is being routinely ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.


Mexican drug commando organization los Zetas has been carrying out kidnappings of American citizens and politically motivated assassinations which have stretched from the border town of Nuevo Laredo through to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio all the way to Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.

If Al-Qaeda had infiltrated the US and carried out hundreds of assassinations and kidnappings including those of FBI and DEA agents as well as police chiefs, do you think the media would be interested? Of course they would and yet this very scenario is being played out with scant coverage in local newspapers and the occasional wire blurb."



Mexican drug cartels' wars move closer to U.S. border

Arizona governor decares state of emergency along Mexican border

Border emergency declared in New Mexico

The Secret Border Wars

Former DEA Agent: Mexican Commandos Killing In South West US To Protect Bush Drug Cartel

US shuts Mexican border consulate

Border Police Chief Only Latest Casualty In Mexico Drug War

US renews Mexico travel warning as killings mount

U.S. consulate reopens in violent Mexican border city

U.S. agent accused of aiding illegals

Men who shot Border Patrol agents wore black military-style garb

Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Full Swing

Mexican commandos seek control of border

Mexican Drug Commandos

Federal agent killed in Brownsville gun battle

U.S. officials say Zetas (Mexican Commandos) have killed in Texas

Mexican special forces take control in border town

US-trained Mexican commandos pose threat to authorities

US reopens Mexico border mission

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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:31 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007 6:55 AM CDT
The Vigilante
Topic: Immigration
We need more men like this in Society, we also need to keep the ones we now have alive.

The Vigilante

By Eric Umansky

At a glance, the office of Tijuana’s weekly newspaper, Zeta, gives just a hint of the kind of publication that is produced inside. It sits on a residential street in a middle-class neighborhood, and only a small plaque seems to distinguish it from the rest of the block’s modest family homes.

Look closer and a theme emerges: the building is set back from the street, with much of it obscured by a concrete wall; no first-floor windows are visible; and the front door has heavy grating.

Watching the paper’s editor and publisher, J. Jesus Blancornelas, arrive for work dispels any doubts. A caravan of three vehicles pulls up, two Suburbans and a blacked-out Chevrolet Caprice. Out pile fourteen serious-looking men — soldiers in the Mexican Army — bristling with M-16 assault rifles, shotguns, copious clips of ammunition, and body armor. That level of protection would be surprising for a journalist in Baghdad, let alone for one in a quiet neighborhood thirty minutes from downtown San Diego.

The precautions are for good reason, though. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, a significant majority of illegal drugs destined for the U.S. — marijuana, cocaine, and heroin — transit through Mexico. Tijuana, host to one of the world’s most heavily traveled border crossings, is a strategic chokepoint. In the first four months of this year, there were 163 homicides in Tijuana, many drug-related.

Local journalists know how dangerous it is to shine a spotlight on the trade and the corruption it fuels among Mexican officials. Nine reporters have been killed in northern Mexico in the past decade, with the perpetrators enjoying what the Committee to Protect Journalists calls a “nearly perfect record of impunity.” In such an environment, Zeta stands out, both for the work it has produced and the costs it has incurred.

Since Blancornelas started Zeta twenty-five years ago, it has been challenging the nexus between drug lords, local officials, and business leaders. As a result, Blancornelas has been wounded in an assassination attempt, and two top Zeta editors have been killed, the most recent one in June of last year.

The deaths have had a curious effect on Blancornelas. He evinces a determination to continue, but a regret for ever having started. It’s a mix of emotions that can’t be made any simpler by the fact that many journalists in Tijuana see Blancornelas not as a hero, but as obsessed and vainglorious. Meanwhile, the man Blancornelas believes is behind at least the first murder at Zeta is not only still free, he’s Tijuana’s new mayor.
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There is a LOT more to read about the War on our Southern Borders.

And most of us thought the problem was just masses of illegal alien migrant workers crossing over.

We should be so lucky.

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