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Sunday, 24 July 2005
Through the Looking Glass
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
`I ca'n't believe that!' said Alice

`Ca'n't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. `Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.

Alice laughed. `There's no use trying,' she said`one ca'n't believe impossible things.'"

`I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. `When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"

I suppose for some people it is much easier, much safer to believe impossible things. One recent example has been the media blitz concerning Air America and on the surface, man did it sure look good.

Message Received
A Year After the Launch of the Air America Radio Network, Progressive Talk is Making Progress

by Mark Jurkowitz

Providence talk station WHJJ-AM (920), also owned by Clear Channel, went to a more liberal lineup with several Air America shows in October. ''We found that Air America is a real opportunity for us," said program director Bill George. ''I think the time is right. I think the talk world is much larger than the narrow right-wing views we hear from Rush and Hannity."

But then reality, which may be ignored but never can be stopped rears it's ugly head as Buster Block over at Inmuscatine points out.

"Yep. The great success story. You bet there's a market for Liberal talk radio. Let's see - dead last, or next to dead last in every market in which it airs. The only question left to ask about (Dead)Air America is - when are they going to pull the plug?"

What is the truth instead of the impossible things we are supposed to be practicing believing?

"In one of talk radio's biggest-ever screw-ups, a once well-performing conservative talk station has been destroyed by switching to "progressive" Air America programming.

Most astounding: it took only a year to kill Providence's WHJJ-AM.

Since it's one of the few to dump a viable conservative lineup for Franken & Co., it provides an important case study for liberal talk's failure.

We're talking about Rhode Island here, not Wyoming (although there is a town by that name in the Ocean State).

It's the land of Congressmen named Kennedy, corrupt Democrat power brokers and squishy Republicans like Sen. Lincoln Chafee. Shouldn't it be a great place for liberal talk?

Not according to Arbitron, which released spring ratings results for the city-state, late Thursday.

WHJJ-AM has seen its audience sliced in half since the change, going from a respectable 3.5 share last summer, to a miniscule 1.8. Most amazing: a distant Boston signal from WBZ-AM actually beat hometown WHJJ. That has to be a first."

Radio Equalizer | It's All About Providence

Never fear. the folks at Common Dreams above (I could NOT have made a better name up for this essay!) are ready to give us a solution for Air America's doldrums!

Yes the figure who wil be able to exlain nuance to the Ignorant Red State Voters is none other than.

Can we please have a drum roll?


"Air America is about to get another marquee name. Starting tomorrow, the network will carry the radio show hosted by the trash-TV icon and former Cincinnati mayor, Jerry Springer.

''When you hear him on the radio, it's very intimate," said Jon Sinton, Air America's president of programming. ''We think he's right on the issues. He's heavily enough anti-Bush to be credible for our audience."

Maybe they have decided they need someone who can speak in a language that the unwashed masses can understand?

Yes it is SO much better to believe 6 impossible things before breakfast than to face the truth.

They may SAY "Clear Channel's Hobbs sounded bullish on his company's plans to convert more stations to the liberal talk roster. ''Intellectually I don't think you can argue against the niche. There's a theoretical hole big enough to drive a truck through," he said. ''So far our batting average is pretty high. I see no reason to slow down or stop at all."

But I have always maintained, question your ASSUMPTIONS. One wonders, does their target audience LISTEN to Radio? It is one thing to drag market share away from other venues, but if your target audience is watching TV, reading a book, and does not have a radio on what are you going to accomplish, besides dragging what few viewers NPR have away, that is?

But I guess for their target audience, it is easy to get them to believe the 6 impossible things before breakfast,

Red State Voters are a little harder to control, that was pointed out after the last election by
Jane Smiley in her essay The unteachable ignorance of the red states.
among our many failings she finds, " red state types, above all, do not want to be told what to do?they prefer to be ignorant. As a result, they are virtually unteachable."

We are unteachable it seems, believing 6 impossible things before breakfast, requires dedication and TALENT in self-delusion.

A perfect example of this theme is the rancor and ire heaped upon those who can be termed Neo-cons.
What does that term mean? No I do not mean "Bad, REALLY BAD" which would be the answer from Impossible believers, what does it REALLY mean?

The prefix Neo means new, so that would imply before one was a Neo-con (neoconservative) one would have been something else?

What would that be? Besides Liberal that is?
There is the reason for all the rancor spite and ire, Neo-Cons are deserters from the Leftist Agenda they are in so many words Apostate Progressives.

One would cause a person to walk away from the philosophy and political Ideals of a Life time.
Perhaps it was looking at the world one day and saying to oneself, "I cannot believe this stuff any more."??

One of the Greatest examples is the road taken by Christopher Hitchens, one time shining light of the left and lifetime Trotskyite.

Here is the story of his Epiphany.
"Don't Cross Over if You Have Any Intention of Going Back": Politics and Literature in the Mind of Christopher Hitchens

"I can tell you exactly when the breaking point came, actually. I was invited by Michael Moore to be his interviewer at the Telluride Film Festival for his awful, baggy, dishonest, boring movie, Bowling for Columbine. In that film, clips about the Kosovo war from Serbian television are used as objective. Moore implies that the bombing of Kosovo might have inspired the murderers in Columbine. You don't know where to start with someone as mentally lazy as this. This was on the anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks, and he said, "Well, if it's true that bin Laden did this thing in New York . . ." It was early in the morning; just a second, I thought. "Say that again? If they did this?" He said, "Well, if they did this." And he opposed the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan?a reactionary, conservative position couched in radical anti-imperialist language. My Marxist training tells me things don't remain the same. Reactionary-left positions won't hold for long; they will metamorphose into reactionary-right ones. He says he considers the Iraqi resistance?the beheaders and kidnappers and rapists, the people who throw petrol and explosives into the mosques of rival Muslims, among other things?the equivalents of the Minutemen of the American Revolution. This is the statement of a flat-out brown shirt. It has to be described as such. And all the people who thought that was a great movie to rock the vote, they should be fucking ashamed. There is no room for compromising on a thing like this. He's a lying, fascist, thug."

You see? Christopher Hitchens cannot believe the impossible thing Moore claims "the beheaders and kidnappers and rapists, the people who throw petrol and explosives into the mosques of rival Muslims, among other things?the equivalents of the Minutemen of the American Revolution."

He has taken a good look at the world and concluded..

"Everybody knows what the grievances of the jihadists arethey're very easy to identify. They grieve for the loss of the caliphate. They're not anti-imperialists?they're pro-imperialists. There's an empire they lost and want back. They're offended?deeply, grievously offended?by the sight of an undraped woman or the existence of a Shiite Muslim, or a Christian, or a Jew. These things they consider to be offensive. They believe God gives them the right to erase these things. Let's not understate the fact that they do have deep-seated grievances. But to hear this ventriloquized on the left as some sort of perverse populism was too much for me."

I used to think the Dove/Hawk paradigm needed to be changed to Ostriche/Hawk to denote those who keep their heads in the sand, I think now it should be Dodo/Hawk. because Dodos are jus too stupid to believe anything or anyone would want or be able to hurt THEM that they continued to believe that impossible thing even while someone was coming up and hitting their neighbors over the head and even until they came up to them.

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Saturday, 23 July 2005
Death to the Crusader Infidels!
Topic: Islamic Jihad


Lots of folks mocked Bush when he made his
so called "either with us or against us" speech.

Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make.Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.

But what those fools do not understand is
People like this really MEAN it.

Man linked to London bombings threatens Sweden

This is not the first time Sweden receives terror threats. The man is perfectly right when he says that the London bombers "are not terrorists, as they are doing what Islam requires”: Jihad against the infidels:

Man linked to London bombings threatens Sweden

The 39-year old Swede suspected of involvement in the London bombings has said that Sweden would be “punished” if he was handed over to a foreign power. The man, who is originally from Lebanon, has lived in Sweden since he was 18. In an interview with Dagens Nyheter last October,----

He admitted, however, that he had lived with Abu Hamza, a controversial Muslim preacher at the Finsbury Park mosque in London, who is currently awaiting trial in Britain on terrorism and race-hate charges. The Swedish man says that he lived with one-eyed, hook-handed Hamza “for medical reasons, as a nurse.” While denying involvement in the London bombings,

the man said that the suicide bombers who attacked three underground trains and a bus were “martyrs,” adding that he hoped also to become a martyr one day. “They are not terrorists, as they are doing what Islam requires,”

Sweden, he said, is not threatened by al-Qaeda, although he told Expressen that this could change if the Swedish government handed him over to the British or American authorities. “If Sweden hands me over to another country then it will only have itself to blame. Sweden will then be punished with the greatest punishment.”

Now let's wait for the same talking heads who made so much fun of President Bush explain to us how uncultured and intolerant this fellow is.

Better not hold your breath.

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Friday, 22 July 2005
It's All
Because of IRAQ

Topic: Islamic Jihad
At least 45 killed in Egypt resort bombing spree

And of course this is
ALL because of Iraq.
If Egypt had not

invaded another Sovereign
Nation and Over threw---

Wait a minute EGYPT has not invaded anyone, Has it?

But aren't these atrocities supposed to be the Arab Streets Outrage at the overthrow of Saddam Husein?

All this is really confusing particularly since almost all the bombing attacks by the FOREIGN rephrased NON IRAQI Jihadists have been killing IRAQIS.

Yes the message of the Jihadists seems to be

"We will fight the Crusader-Infidels to the LAST DROP of IRAQI BLOOD!"

So if Egypt is not the one who invaded Iraq then why?

Saturday, 23 July , 2005, 06:43

Cairo: At least 45 people were killed and around 150 more wounded in a string of bomb attacks overnight in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, medical sources told AFP.

"There were several attacks at around 1:00 am (2200 GMT Friday) in the centre of Sharm el-Sheikh," a police official told AFP.

"For the moment, we don't know whether they were car bombs or bombs planted under parked cars," he said. "We are not ruling out the possibility of suicide bombings."

The blasts rocked the popular Sinai resort at the peak of the summer tourist season and several foreigners were believed to be among the victims.

According to police sources and witnesses, one of the deadliest bombs went off in a car park between the Ghazala and Movenpick hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh's Naama Bay area.

"The side of the Ghazala hotel facing the sea was badly damaged by one of the blasts and part of it even collapsed," Sharm el-Sheikh resident Hossam Osman told AFP on the phone.

"There are lots of bodies covered with blood-stained white sheets around the hotel. Lots of people rushed to the scene to see what was happening but up to 600 policemen are cordoning off the area," added Osman, who owns a photo laboratory.

The attacks came on the 53rd anniversary of the 1952 revolution and scores of Egyptians were also on an extended holiday weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh and other resorts.

According to police sources, there were up to seven almost simultaneous blasts, mainly in Sharm el-Sheikh's old market area.

One went off near the Marriott hotel and another near the Marina Sharm, witnesses said.

According to an AFP reporter in the Sinai, police forces immediately tightened security along the peninsula's coastline road, with sniffer dogs checking vehicles at every checkpoint.

The bombings were the bloodiest such incident since 34 people, including several Israeli tourists were killed in triple bombings against Taba and two other Sinai resorts last October.

Sharm el-Sheikh is Egypt's largest resort and sits at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula.

The October 7 bombings had targeted the Hilton hotel -- which lies next to the border with Israel at the north of Gulf of Aqaba -- as well as two other resort camps in Nuweiba, further down the coastline.

The October bombings were the first major attack in Egypt since 58 tourists were killed in an attack on the southern town of Luxor in 1997 and sparked a massive crackdown by government troops in the Sinai.

The trial of three men suspected of involvement in the October bombings opened on July 2 at the high state security court in Ismailiya, northeast of Cairo, and was due to resume on Sunday.

One of the men is still at large and being tried in absentia.

Because its less trouble and EASIER to bomb Egypt than to go all the way to the US, Italy, Denmark, the rest of the Coalition of the Willing
(all 30 plus Nations) or UK again?

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To Be
or Not To Be

Topic: Islamic Jihad
This just in on the Tube shooting in London.

British police kill one suspect at a subway station; another is arrested

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said the shooting was "directly linked" to the investigation.

"The man who was shot was under police observation because he had emerged from a house that was itself under observation because it was linked to the investigation of yesterday's incidents," police said in a statement. "He was then followed by surveillance officers to the station. His clothing and his behavior at the station added to their suspicions."

Of course there is concern in the Muslim Community, and I WILL stipulate that for the majority they are probably hard working honest good British citizens, some them do however fail to understand the realities of this situation.

Muslim community worried about reprisals as tensions mount in London

This pops out to my mind.

"They didn't need to shoot him five times. They could have shot him once or twice, maybe in the leg, so that he couldn't get away," Asim said.

"There's another worry now, a big one that I think Muslims fear," he said, "that after 7/7, unnecessary force would be used to curb radicalism which would, though, breed more radicals

When someone may have a bomb you want them DOWN, the UK is NOT like other parts of the world the man's concerns would be valid there and there would ALREADY be blood in the streets in retribution

"We are getting phone calls from quite a lot of Muslims who are distressed about what may be a shoot-to-kill policy," said Inayat Bunglawala, Muslim Council of Britain spokesman.

One caller, he said, asked: "What if I was carrying a rucksack"

Well? Then DON'T carry a rucksack, I mean PLEASE anyone carrying into the London Tube something that looks like what the terrorists used to bomb it is crazy.

"Guner Bahadir, sitting in a prayer room for women, said she felt solidarity with Muslims involved in conflicts around the world and with Britain's involvement in the Iraq war, she wasn't surprised by the attacks.

"This is the war and now it is here," said the 40-year-old Bahadir, who immigrated from Turkey five years ago.

"They (the West) say they're helping us but they're not. They're killing us," she said.

"We don't need their help."

That's priceless, Solidarity with Terrorists, no Dear WE are not killing you THEY are killing you. Emigrated from Turkey 5 years ago, she must have missed the Terrorist Bombings there? No Solidarity for her new home I take it?

I got on a dust up recently on an international Bulletin Board on the subject of Capital Punishment.

The usual suspects showed up, what if they are innocent, No one has the right to take a life not even the State.

You know? In the case of a Terrorist carrying a explosives, caught in the act? I do not think we have to worry much about presumption of innocence do we? Except for intelligence gathering I see nothing at all immoral about a quick shot to the head.

However, despite my support for Capital Punishment in cases BEYOND ANY DOUBT, with a deeply religious fanatic, I am willing to make an exception.

I would look them in the eye and say. "No quick trip to Paradise for you m'boy, look around and get used to what you see here, because you will be looking at it for a LONG time, and when your body starts giving out? We will put you on life support, if possible we will do all we can to make certain you NEVER die and go to paradise.

Isn't the paradox sweet? What is the Left going to complain about we would be TOO Humane?

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Do you feel Lucky?
Topic: Islamic Jihad
More excitement in London
UK police shoot man at underground station

Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:10 PM GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Friday a police officer had shot a man at the Stockwell underground train station but declined to comment on reports he was a suspected suicide bomber.

"I saw them (police) offload five shots into the person on the floor," eyewitness Mark Whitby at the station told BBC television. "I saw them kill a man."

Police would not give any further details.

Police were hunting for bombers on Friday after an apparently failed bid on Thursday to bomb London's transport network.

On July 7, 56 people were killed in bombings on the underground and bus network, including four bombers.

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Thursday, 21 July 2005
Wow I am not alone
Topic: Iraq War
I found a fellow traveler to my opinions in my last post.

James McGovern, D-Mass, is a disingenuous fool

The House of Representatives passed a resolution today in the form of a rider on a State Department appropriations bill.

The measure, approved 291-137, says the United States should leave Iraq only when national security and foreign policy goals related to a free and stable Iraq have been achieved.

"Calls for an early withdrawal embolden the terrorists and undermine the morale" of U.S. and allied forces and put their security at risk, the amendment to a State Department bill reads.
That the resolution drew 137 votes in opposition is a painful reminder that we do not call upon Congress to formulate geopolitical strategy for a reason.

Some Members, however, were not merely content to vote against the resolution, but opened their mouths and proved their stupidity beyond a shadow of a doubt. James McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, actually said that "to suggest those of us who oppose this war are somehow 'emboldening terrorists' is, to say the least, grotesque."

No, it actually is true. Of course Congressmen who advocate scheduling the withdrawal of the United States from Iraq are emboldening the insurgency. How could it be otherwise? The terrorists have established American withdrawal as their victory condition

Read all of it Tiger Hawk is ALWAYS great.

If your actions give Aid and Comfort to the Enemy how exactly does that fit into the framework of being a Patriot? Though I do notice that the other side of the political spectrum only uses the term Patriot to defend themselves from attack as in
You are insulting my Patriotism, at other times they use it as a swear word and an indication of mental feebleness.

I for one do not mind being called a Neanderthal.
I console myself with the fact that the cranial capacity of Homo Neanderthalis was some 20 to 25%
LARGER than modern man's and therefore MUCH larger than that of such pinheads.

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Aid and Comfort to the Enemy?
Topic: Iraq War
On the news this evening, I heard something, not for the first time to be honest, and my patience and understanding snapped.

I did a search on the topic that caught my attention, and found.

Pressure grows as Pentagon misses deadline on troop levels

By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | July 12, 2005

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration yesterday came under more pressure to outline the number of American forces that may need to stay in Iraq over the next two years after the Pentagon failed to meet a 60-day deadline set by Congress to provide a detailed plan for training Iraqis and for likely US troop levels.

The report to Congress, due yesterday, was required under the $80 billion war spending legislation approved in May. It is intended to help answer one of the most pressing questions hanging over the American-led occupation: when the United States might be able to begin drawing down the estimated 140,000 forces in Iraq.

The White House and Pentagon are facing rising calls from Democrats and Republicans for a more detailed strategy in Iraq -- calls that grew louder yesterday.

''I am deeply disappointed that the administration failed to comply with this initial . . . deadline," Representative Martin T. Meehan, a Lowell Democrat and senior member of the Armed Services Committee, told Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in a letter. ''It is long past due for the administration to provide Congress with meaningful information to evaluate our progress in Iraq

Man, do I feel sorry for those Generals. There they are fighting a WAR So I guess it just makes sense to let the enemy know our projected strength levels,capabilities, tactical and strategic plans.

Now Dan, some may say, good people may have differing opinions on this War. You are impugning their Patriotism with your rancor.

Well they are either doing what they can to ensure we LOSE this War, or they are just plain stupid.

Which do YOU think it is?

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Skinwalkers of Today or the Worshipers of Molech?
Topic: Islamic Jihad
My ancestry includes American Indian. The First Nations all have great reverence for the Dead and those who disturb sacred burial grounds and use the dead for their ends are an abomination.

In Iraq a suicide bomber tried to kill the mourning parents of all those children who died not long ago.

In London another bombing attack has occurred during the memorial service for 7/7

I have not decided whether these slime are Skinwalkers or Modern Day worshipers of Molech, those who sacrifice children to their God.

The have been there from the Dawn of Time it appears they have not changed, just assumed different disguises but their actions are the same.

Yes now that I think Skinwalkers are in the tradition of MY ancestors,

Molech is their past, present and future.

Two Arrested in London Subway, Bus Blasts

LONDON - Small explosions struck the London Underground and a bus at midday Thursday in a chilling but bloodless replay of the suicide bombings that killed 56 people two weeks ago. Police made two arrests in the case.

No one was injured in the coordinated lunch-hour blasts, which shocked and disrupted the capital and were hauntingly similar to the July 7 bombings by four attackers.

Police Commissioner Ian Blair said forensic evidence collected from the crime scenes could provide a "significant break" in solving the case, and hours later police announced two arrests in connection with the latest attacks.

One man was arrested near Downing Street, site of the prime minister's residence, and the other near Tottenham Court Road, which is near the Warren Street subway station where one of the incidents took place. Police said the men were being questioned.

"Clearly, the intention must have been to kill," Blair told a news conference. "You don't do this with any other intention."

He also said it was not clear if the two sets of attacks were connected

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Wednesday, 20 July 2005
SHAI DORSAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Topic: Sci Fi
Just read this from Buster over at Inmuscatine

One to Beam Up

Canadian-born actor James Doohan, 85, best known for his Star Trek role immortalized by the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," died of complications from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease today at his home in Redmond, Wash., according to Reuters. News Blog | Star Trek's 'Scotty' dies at 85

There will forevermore be only one Scotty. He wasn't just an engineer in the Star Trek universe, he was the standard by which all others will be measured

Every one knows Scotty as one of the Heros of Star Trek,

but James Montgomery Doohan was not just a Star Trek Hero,

He was a REAL Hero!

"craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".

At the outbreak of World War II, aged 19, Jimmy Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, and was eventually commissioned as a lieutenant. His first combat assignment was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers along the way, Doohan led his unit made its way to higher ground through a field of tank mines and took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan took six hits from a German machine gun: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his middle right finger. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case; the shot finger was amputated, and on screen he would generally conceal this. Despite his wounds, Doohan remained in the military, trained as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, and flew an artillery observation plane, though he was once labeled the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".
Shai Dorsai!!
"it means something like true, pure, the actual"

Scotty will be going into Space, since our level of technology has not reached Beaming yet his ashes will be put into a rocket. His ashes are to be sent into space ? at his request ? by Houston company Space Services Inc. Space Services spokesperson Susan Schonfeld said Doohan's ashes would probably go up on a Titan 1 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in late September or early October

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Veritas odium paret
Words Fly Written Stays

Topic: Out of Flyover Land
Words Fly but Written Stays.

That's the secret. It can be hidden, it can be ignored, it can never be mentioned, but it stays. You can find it if you look for it.

You turn on the television, President Bush is visiting Denmark, Words Fly, the anchors, the anti-war demonstrators, all the same voice, but there are other voices, you can find them if you look for them.

Danes waving American Flags and singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. They can be ignored, never mentioned but Written Stays.

Danish Pro-Americans via Instapundit

"Unbeknown st to most Americans, some Danes came out to show their support for George W. Bush last week on his stop in Denmark."


Danish support for the war in Iraq has risen after the London attacks despite greater fear of terrorism on Danish soil.

An opinion poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende shows that 75 percent of those questioned find it very or extremely likely that Denmark will be a target for fundamentalist Muslim terrorists in the near future. Before the attack on London, 50 percent of Danes said it was very unlikely.

Despite the greater fear of attack, more than 70 percent of Danes support the current military engagement in Iraq. Denmark, a long-time ally of the United States, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was mentioned as a possible target by a group claiming links to al-Qaida and the bombings in London.

You see crowds in the MidEast the shouts the raised fists the flags burning, Words Fly.

But Written Stays and it is out there.

Reviled in many places around the world, Americans are adored in Kosovo

American flags flutter on peasants' homes. A couple grateful for U.S. help in ending Kosovo's war names a daughter in honor of Madeleine Albright.
Kosovo's president, Ibrahim Rugova, credits former President Reagan and the first President Bush for policies that Clinton followed to avert genocide in Kosovo and end the war. President George W. Bush, he says, showed his commitment to Kosovo by visiting U.S. troops shortly after his inauguration.

"We like Americans because they're freedom-loving people who are pragmatic and love to help," Rugova said in an interview. "There is a great respect for America -- for the ideal.

"We are small, but even small friends can be important.

Written Stays, LOOK for it.

You turn on the television, another suicide bombing killing young Iraqis standing in line to join the Police force. They bury their dead, they grieve and they STILL form lines to join the forces protecting their families from those who kill the innocent with no hesitation, no regret and with forethought.

You don't hear anyone on the Televison asking or answering the question, WHY?

Profile: Iraq's Wolf Brigade

To its admirers, the Wolf Brigade is the elite commando unit spearheading the new Iraqi government's war on terror

Words Fly but Written Stays.

The Answers are out there. LOOK FOR THEM.

Many thanks to Buster Block for his warm welcome
back to the blog ecosystem ;-)

"Kentucky Dan is back from the dead"

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