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10 June 2006

 

Wrap it up...

This is my last post here at fredbieling.blogspot.com, click here to visit my new site!!!
These are the cold, dead ashes of my former blog... What are you still doing here!!!

08 June 2006

 

Let's not forget about bin Laden.

Analysis: Threat will outlive Al-Zarqawi

By JOHN LEICESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

PARIS -- The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi deprives Islamic terrorism of one of its most high-profile and violent poster boys. But it leaves largely intact the threat of attacks from small, independent cells - the "100 bin Ladens" that Egypt's president once said could be spawned by the U.S.-led war on terrorism.

Once they absorb the psychological blow of his death, al-Zarqawi's followers and other militants outside of Iraq not directly associated with him could regroup and continue with their bomb plots and killings.

Al-Qaida has shown great resilience, and its network of networks and followers has continued even as top leaders have been killed or captured. Even with Osama bin Laden in hiding, other militants have stepped forward to make good on his calls for terror attacks. Hundreds of arrests in France, Britain, and elsewhere in Europe have thwarted plots but did not stop the attacks on transport systems in Madrid, Spain, and London.

-I don't think this is the end of the insurgancy. But I hope this is the begining of the end. A great step towards success. Let's hope we can capitolize on this, and bring this war to an end, bring our boys home.

07 June 2006

 

8 words caused this.

-Feel the power of Crooks and Liars

06 June 2006

 

The Emperor has no clothes

-Pay attention to the background while President Bush speaks on Border Security... Hat tip goes to my arch nemesis, Caveman
 

Readers to the rescue.

Reader contributions put us closer to the total of identifying 50 left-wing Country songs.

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo writes in with his sugesstions:

11."goodbye earl" by the [Dixie] chicks

12."independence day" by martina mcbride

13."he thinks he'll keep her" by mary chapin carpenter,

“all hotbeds of feminism that would put nora of the doll's house to shame…”

Jen of Donkey OD:

14. Todd Snider, "Conservative Christian Right Wing Republican Straight White American Male". 15. and 16. John Prine: "Some Humans Ain't Human", "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven"

17. Loretta Lynn 'The Pill'. (oooh, I like this one)

All these years I've stayed at home While you had all your fun And every year thats gone by Another babys come There's a gonna be some changes made Right here on nursery hill You've set this chicken your last time 'Cause now I've got the pill

NavySwan:

18. Willie Nelson - What happened to peace on earth

19. James McMurtry, We can't make it here anymore. (must listen to this one if you have the chance)

To put us at twenty I'll contribute Tim McGraw's "Drugs or Jesus," where he's practically telling us “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” Everybody just wants to get high Sit and watch a perfect world go by We're all looking for love and meaning in our lives We follow the roads that lead us To drugs or Jesus

05 June 2006

 

The sun will come out, tomorrow...

666

 

Exposing the Leftist agenda in Country Music.

A challenge from John J. Miller:
For the purposes of this list, I’ve viewed a rock song as a tune that’s already played on a “classic rock” radio station or one that might conceivably be played there. This eliminates a lot of “pop songs” that might be called conservative, such as “Love Child” by The Supremes or “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna . It also excludes country music, where it is of course much easier to find lyrics that express a conservative sentiment. For what it’s worth, I’d love to see someone assemble of list of the 50 best left-wing country songs.
Well here you are, The first batch of ten. I’ll just write ‘em down in no particular order as they come to me:
1. Johnny Cash, Man in Black. “I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times.” Is there any more of a left-wing sentiment than caring for your fellow man? 2. Willie Nelson, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys. “Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys, Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old truck’s, Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such.” Education has always been priority #1 on any Lefties’ agenda. 3. The Dixie Chicks, Not Ready To Make Nice. Everyone knows they story behind this one. “I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell and I don't have time to go round and round and round.” A song for all of us that have been made to feel as if we’re wrong for having a different point of view. 4. Shania Twain, She's Just Not A Pretty Face. She's a geologist--a romance novelist She is a mother of three She is a soldier--she is a wife She is a surgeon--she'll save your life Wonder what Brush Lintball has to say about that? Bet ya he'd say she's a man hater. 5. Kris Kristofferson, Broken Freedom Song. “Got a song about a soldier, ridin' somewhere on a train, empty sleeve pinned to his shoulder, and some pills to ease the pain.” Go ahead; keep under funding the VA my Republican friends. Do it in the name of Conservative “smaller government governs best” That's a values vote. 6. Waylon Jennings, Lukenbach Texas. "In your high socitey you cry all day We've been so busy keepin' up with the Jones Four car garage and we're still building on Maby it's time we got back to the basics of love" Wonder what Ol' Waylon would say about Bush's "Ownership Society." 7. Merle Haggard, Fix America First. “Let’s get back on track, Let’s get out of Iraq, And rebuild America first,” ‘nuff said. 8. K. D. Lang, Constant Craving. Long before Hollywood had Ellen, Country had K. D. Lang. 9. John Denver, Sunshine on My Shoulders. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry Sunshine on the water looks so lovely Sunshine almost always makes me high Sounds like some damned dirty hippie to me. Singing about alternative energy and such. 10. Hank Williams Sr.,Your Cheating Heart. Your cheating heart will make you weep You’ll cry and cry and try to sleep But sleep won’t come the whole night through Your cheating heart will tell on you Special dedication to Tom Noe and Ken Blackwell. -Stay tuned for the next ten... (H/T) His Rudeness My picks:

04 June 2006

 

The Trial is over.

Cross Posted @ My own Private Idaho:

"I, Herman F Bieling III, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

Thank you for hosting the trial Jesse. Even though we may disagree from time to time, let us do so in a civil manner. There is more that unites us as Countrymen than divides us. May there come a day, and soon, that a Leader who is capable of finding that common ground steps forth.

Here is to all Patriots, of all stripes...

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain


03 June 2006

 

This week in dirty Republican politics.

FEC FINDS FRIST 2000 VIOLATED LAW
FEC Finds Frist Campaign Committee Violated Law by Failing to Disclose $1.44 Million Loan

CREW’s complaint alleged -- and the FEC agreed -- that Frist 2000, Inc. failed to disclose a $1.44 million loan taken out jointly by Frist 2000, Inc. and by Frist’s 1994 campaign committee, Bill Frist for Senate, Inc.The result of the discrepancy was to make it appear that Frist 2000, Inc. had significantly more money that it actually had.

FEC fines Frist's 2000 Senate campaign By NANCY ZUCKERBROD
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has determined that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's 2000 Senate campaign violated federal campaign finance laws.

The federal agency fined Frist 2000, Inc., $11,000, according to a lawyer representing Frist's campaign and a watchdog group. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had filed a complaint last year against Frist's 2000 campaign committee and received the FEC's findings Thursday.

The FEC found that Frist 2000, Inc., failed to disclose a $1.44 million loan taken out jointly by the campaign and Frist's 1994 campaign committee.

-Yet for some reason Senator Harry Reid actually doing his job within the law gets press as being controversial and unethical.
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-Update:
Bush Supports Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage, Distorts Meaning of Democracy
-Didn't this guy swear to uphold and defend the Constitution?

02 June 2006

 

An enemy of my enemy.

The Everlasting Gospel By William Blake
THE VISION OF CHRIST that thou dost see
Is my vision’s greatest enemy.
Thine has a great hook nose like thine;
Mine has a snub nose like to mine.
Thine is the Friend of all Mankind; 5
Mine speaks in parables to the blind.
Thine loves the same world that mine hates;
Thy heaven doors are my hell gates.
Socrates taught what Meletus
Loath’d as a nation’s bitterest curse, 10
And Caiaphas was in his own mind
A benefactor to mankind.
Both read the Bible day and night,
But thou read’st black where I read white.
Al-Zarqawi:
"Sunnis, wake up, pay attention and prepare to confront the poisons of the Shiite snakes," al-Zarqawi said. "Forget about those advocating the end of sectariansim and calling for national unity."
‘Tens of Thousands’ of Somalians Demonstrate Against U.S. Support for Militias:
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Mogadishu on Friday angrily condemning the United States for supporting warlords involved in clashes with Islamic militias that claimed 16 more lives overnight.
The War Tapes:
No one else can comprehend what they've been through, certainly not the audience members, who will at least try. Specialist Moriarty complains that nobody really wants to hear his stories, even though someone will occasionally express some polite curiosity. And Sergeant Pink, drinking beer with his girlfriend, muses that people don't really know what to say to him, and that there's nothing they can say that he really wants to hear. But then on second thought, and with some prompting, he admits that there is one sentence he doesn't mind hearing: "I'm glad you're home."
(H/T) Donkey OD

 

I'm turning the channel, as soon as he turns his back.

Aaaaghh!!! No internet at work today. On top of that, it’s Conservative radio day. We have an agreement in the office where one day it’s NPR, the next Savage/Ingram/Rush/O’Reilly, and the day after that is Howard 100. As I write Laura Ingram's nasally W.A.S.P.ish voice is buzzing in my ear. It reminds me of the time I was in Korea, out on the Battery’s Tac Site working on a HEMTT M983 when the starter fused upon ignition and started whining uncontrollably as the little thingy inside spun around. It did something with the current that made the caps to the cells on the vehicle’s batteries pop off like champaign corks, and bubble battery acid. I’m impressed, once again, at the level of fear and paranoia that flows from the filthy mouthpieces of these people. I must have heard Michael Savage repeat “Sub-human Sunni” about a hundred times before 0900 today. All morning long, from show to show, there was an incessant drone about the media poisoning the American public against the war in Iraq by repeatedly talking about Haditha. I even heard at one point how Walter Conkrite forced us out of Vietnam using the same tactics. That’s funny, I could have sworn that President Nixon, who ran on a platform of withdrawal, and was elected through the Democratic process, was the one who was Commander-in-Chief and ordered our troops out of Vietnam. Gone are the days when the Republican/Christian/Conservative faction believed that the American citizen is able to think for itself, if such days every existed. Big Brother now feels it must hold our hand in all things. Yes, the connections back…See you at your blog.

 

Naw, that could never happen in America...

"How They Stole Ohio And the GOP 4-step Recipe to 'Blackwell' the USA in 2008 Abracadabra: Three Million Votes Vanish " - Greg Palast
Step 1: "Spoiling" ballots -- 1,389,231 of them. In the vote-count game, these are called "undervotes" and "overvotes." You can recognize these lost ballots by their hanging chads, punch cards without punches (an Ohio specialty), paper ballots eaten by scanners, and touch screens that didn't know you touched them. Step 2: Rejecting "provisional ballots"-- 1,090,729 in this pile. Voters finding themselves at the "wrong" precinct, or wrongly "scrubbed" from voter rolls get these back-of-the-bus ballots first inaugurated in 2002. In '04, provisional ballots were passed out like candy to voters in the poorest precincts. They handed them out -- then threw them away -- one million dumped in all. In Ohio, Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell changed state rules, allowing him to toss out the ballots of legal voters who cast ballots in the wrong precinct although these citizens were told their vote would count after confirming their registration.
Step 3: Not counting absentee ballots -- 526,420 of them. At least, that's what we figure from official stats. But it's anyone's guess how many mailed-in votes were dumped. (However, in one case, in Palm Beach, Florida, Jeb Bush's candidate for Elections Supervisor, Theresa LaPore, counted more absentee votes than absentee ballots mailed in. Not the brightest bulb in the vote-fix biz, that Theresa.) Step 4: Scrub'm, Purge'm, Block'm. These are the voters who never got to vote at all. This group includes those who found their registrations were never entered on the voter rolls. In Ohio, about one-fourth of those registered by Jesse Jackson's 2004 voter drive, found their registrations delayed beyond the election date or lost.
Pic von Left of Center

01 June 2006

 

"potential loss of public faith in the presidential race."

Via Brad Blog:
Howard Dean:
"I'm not confident that the election in Ohio was fairly decided."
U.S. Congressman from Ohio, Rep. Dennis Kucinich:
"The secretary of state is supposed to administer elections – not throw them."
Pollster Lou Harris of the Harris Poll -- described in the piece as "the father of modern day political polling" -- says:
"Ohio was as dirty an election as America has ever seen."
John Kerry:
"Can I draw a conclusion that they played tough games and clearly had intent to reduce the level of our vote? Yes, absolutely. Can I tell you to a certainty that it made the difference in the election? I can't. There's no way for me to do that. If I could have done that, then obviously I would have found some legal recourse."
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, writing for the Rolling Stone, telling us Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell (isn't he running for governor of Ohio?) was in cahoots with the White House! Who going to believe that, LOL, I mean, he couldn't have...LOL, I mean that's sour grapes right? Just another bunch a whiny Liberals conspiracy theorizing, right? Noe pleads guilty to illegally funneling donations to Bush
Former GOP fund-raiser Tom Noe admitted today that he used politicians, former aides to Gov. Bob Taft, coworkers, and friends to illegally pour thousands of dollars into the effort to reelect President Bush. Noe entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge David Katz in Toledo to all three felony charges he faced for violating federal campaign finance law. Appearing with his sister and brother-in-law and three attorneys, Noe was calm and responsive to Judge Katz' questions during the 47-minute hearing. Then, in a brief, 10-second statement, Noe said he voluntarily agreed to change his plea "to accept responsibility to spare my family and friends the further embarassment of any additional court proceeding. Therefore, I plead guilty."

No date was set for sentencing pending a pre-sentencing report to the judge. Noe, who lives in Florida, remains free on $350,000 bond. With the admission, Noe faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count, but likely faces 24-30 months in prison. He also faces a potential fine of nearly $1 million, and possibly probation. John Pearson, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the public integrity section of the Justice Department, said he would seek an even harsher penalty for Noe because of the "potential loss of public faith in the presidential race."

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