Saturday, April 30, 2005

Conservatives at a Passion Party?!

In my continuing efforts to point out to the populace that Conservatives are not necessarily a prudish bunch of preachers, I feel compelled to announce that I will be spending the evening with a bunch of like-minded Conservatives and their spouses (cousins actually) at a Passion Party!

Believe it or not, as much as the Libs would like everyone else to believe otherwise, there is a whole movement of Conservatives who are tattooed, pierced, alternatively styled, up-right citizens who happen to subscribe to no specific organized religion but have good moral values and a strong love of country.

Hey Libs, put that in your crack pipe and smoke it!

Protest Warrior HQ Announcement

Announcement directly from the founders of PW:

"Well, you've probably seen our picture in the recent cover story on Ann Coulter in Time Magazine where we were presented as anti-war protesters, holding signs such as "Criminals for Gun Control" and "Liberating Iraqi Children from Tyranny - It's Costing too Much." We can only imagine the consternation in the editors room when they realized what a mistake they made, but we'd like to thank Time just the same for the publicity, we couldn't think of a better time for it.

Today we are proud to announce the premiere of the ProtestWarrior Anthology on DVD. Until now you could only watch our films at 512kb a second, but now you can experience the saga as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen with re-mastered Dolby Logic sound. Crashing the Protests, Answer Infiltrated, Eagle Strike, Wolverines and Liberty Rising and one special surprise, our new feature film Entering Zion.

Originally planned as a small bonus for the DVD, Entering Zion blossomed into a full-length movie that will take you on a pilgrimage through the land of Israel. You'll go from the clubs of Tel Aviv to the shores of the Dead Sea, from the beaches of Eilat to the border overlooking the security fence, and from the holy sites of Jerusalem to the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. We'll also take you into the heart of the Gaza Strip, where the besieged residents of Gush Katif face the prospect of being forced to turn over their communities to Islamo-fascists in the name of "peace", in what promises to be this summer's epicenter in the global war on terror. Not just a travelogue or a political documentary but a spiritual odyssey, we think we can say we've procured the codes to Zion.

We're going to let the films do the talking, but you can check out the trailers for both the DVD Anthology and Entering Zion on our main page. And get ready, because we have some very cool things planned ...

-Kfir and Alan"

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Justice Prevails

"Hasan Akbar has robbed me of so many things," Tammie Eslinger, Maj. Gregory Stone's fiancee, said after the sentencing. "He stole my love, my family, my dreams and my future. But he could never steal my spirit."

Seifert's widow, Theresa, said she was satisfied with the military justice system. She called Akbar "a nonentity to me."

Justice has been served. My condolences to members of the 101st Airborne and their families who suffered at the hands of this traitor.

Consumer Activism

I'm still sticking to my boycott of French wines. Nothing's changed on that front to make me even consider buying another bottle of French wine. I have noted recently a steep decline in the cost of a bottle of froggy wine too. It does my heart good!

Now, to the list of my personal boycotts, I am forced to add the local music emporium known as ear X-tacy. I have always liked the fact that they promote local music and sell CDs from local bands that are otherwise a bit hard to procure. However, they have now entered into a political pact with one of Louisville's most anti-American organizations: LPAC.

LPAC has procured a scrolling sign that ear x-tacy has agreed to place in their window. That sign is nothing more than propaganda to encourage other pacifists to object to our war on terror. Their propaganda tool scrolls the following messages:

**IRAQ WAR COST $164,201,378,546---$164 BILLION ! !
**....KY DEAD---20

**U.S. DEAD---1562----U.S.WOUNDED---11,664
**IRAQ WAR COST TO KY<@Fill Flash>$1.3 BILLION ! !
**IRAQ WAR COST TO LOUISVILLE---$74.1 MILLION ! !
**LOUISVILLE PEACE ACTION COMMUNITY (LPAC)---LouisvillePeace.Org
**Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation
**Peace Takes Courage

I don't object to educating people about the costs of war. As a matter of fact, it is important for people to understand that freedom is definitely not free. I object to the hypocrisy LPAC has put on display by noting the number of deaths while they continue to disparage the noble principles for our war dead gave their lives. It is almost an understatement to say that the old hippies at LPAC are anti-military pacifists. They are part of a network of organizations nationwide that encourage service members to desert and support Communism. Check out their website for all of the other anti-American propaganda that they spew. It makes me sick.

I have written to John Timmons (the owner of ear x-tacy) to let him know that I will not be patronizing his establishment again until that sign comes down. I hope that he will reconsider his political statements and go back to doing what he does best -- music.

I encourage others to do the very same.

PW Mission Sunday

On Sunday, May 1st, Protest Warrior will be countering the monthly LPAC "candle light vigil" at Bardstown Rd and Douglass Loop. All liberty-lovers are welcome to join us around 7pm at that intersection. PW has signs to lend you. All you need to bring is your attitude! You can put your intellect on idle for this; it never seems to be needed -- the LPACers self-destruct when threatened with intellect. We don't want to cause any spontaneous combustion even among the Libs since we're a peaceful group! ;-)

Under my Skin

Okay, this is not news. It's not even a relatively new development. However, it is SO under my skin right now that I have to vent.

Can someone please explain to me how the heck we went from referring to the party of Democrats as the "Democratic" party?! The Republican party is not referred to as the "Republicanic" party, nor is the Green party referred to as the "Greenic" party, nor is the Libertarian party referred to as the "Libertarianic" party!

The semantics of this make me crazy. This is a complete hijack of the use of a term describing an ideal to which we aspire to mean a specific party. Where do I lodge the protest? with Howard Dean? YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Site Recommendations?

I've recently noticed a number of visitors coming from ".mil" domains. I try to support the military in as many ways as possible (blogging, donating, writing to service members, and counter-protesting with Protest Warrior). I usually research the links I provide and sites I mention on my blog. The best research ever on these types of sites would be recommendations from service members. If any of you have suggestions for good military information websites, sites of organizations that support our troops, or good military blogs I'd sure appreciate the info.

Thank you for your service to our country and thanks in advance for any info you can send my way!

Digital Freedom Network

While taking a break from the mind-numbing exercise of chasing down an ACIF indexer error (don't ask), I ran across a site I thought worth passing on to all who love liberty. The Digital Freedom Network is a great site! Historic information, current events, great collections of writings, and a mission worth pursuing:

Digital Freedom Network (DFN) is a non-profit group that seeks to promote human rights as an attainable goal for all countries. Evident in our writing, we believe that free enterprise, limited government, rule of law and individual freedom are the most effective means to ensure the rights of men and women across the world.


Monday, April 25, 2005

God, Hope, and Johnny Cash

Taking a quick break from work and reading BLACKFIVE's blog, I ran across the most amazing piece of prose I have ever read on a blog. His writing is profoundly moving. Thanks for surfacing Michael's writing, BLACKFIVE.

QVC for Insomniac Liberty-Lovers


Okay, it's obviously an insomniac evening for me... still awake well after 1400 hours. So, for those of you interested in a little shopping, check out this "way cool" (in the words of Mary Matalin, no less) magnet. It should be added to everyone's list of things to display proudly! Not only are you purchasing a symbol of recent history but you are supporting a great cause.

Keep up the good work and hang in there, Iraqis! As can be seen from a walk through the history of our young country, building a nation on principles of democracy, freedom, and values is no easy task. Almost 229 years and we're still working hard to keep those principles on which our country was built solidly in place while we grapple with societal changes. It's hard work that no liberty loving American would ever shun.

Irony is the sincerest form of criticism

While the idiot Leftists here in Louisville were protesting the use of military aircraft in the Thunder over Louisville airshow on Saturday, US soldiers from Task Force Baghdad were aided by an Iraqi civilian in the capture of 10 suspects in the downing of a helicopter carrying civilians last Thursday.

Evidently that Iraqi civilian enjoyed the airshow our forces provide to keep him safe -- his bravery in providing a tip to the task force is being applauded by liberty-loving Iraqis (see the April 23rd entry). Gee old hippies, while you were busy protesting our "warplanes," Iraqis were helping the good guys eradicate a few more terrorists. Time well spent, eh? Sheesh.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Protest Warrior's Press Conference

In the interest of historical accuracy, I am posting the statement that was made by Robert on behalf of Protest Warrior during our press conference Saturday. Nice job, Robert! Well-done, Warriors!


"First we want to express our thanks to the media for being here. I know that if the Louisville Peace Action Committee had not scheduled their protest today of military involvement in Thunder over Louisville many of you would be down at the waterfront either covering the airshow itself or enjoying it with your families so we thank you all once again.

The purpose of Protest Warrior's counter-demonstration against LPAC is to show our support and gratitude to the Kentucky Derby Festival for its efforts to put on a spectacular event like Thunder over Louisville. In addition, we want to publicly thank all the Thunder sponsors -- Chase, Caesars, Ford, and UPS for providing their funding and unwavering support for this annual event that hundreds of thousands of people enjoy each year. And to all the other businesses and individuals that donated through the Thunder Funder program, we thank them as well.


Thunder over Louisville's airshow showcases a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft as is typical of airshows held each year across the United States. The fact that LPAC believes that military aircraft shouldn't be used today is simply incomprehensible. They claim the aircraft used today are 'weapons of mass destruction.' However, the truth is they are implements of liberation and defenders of freedom. For example, the World War II era aircraft flying today represent the same ones that liberated hundreds of millions of people in Europe and the South Pacific from the wretched scourges of the Nazis and Imperial Japan. The more modern aircraft represent the ones that kept us protected, free, and at peace with the Soviet Union during the cold war. They also represent their use in the Gulf War to liberate Kuwait from the dictator Saddam Hussein. Now in the war against terror, these planes have been used to bring freedom and democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Those nations combined, 50 million citizens are now free and have voted in their first democratic elections ever held in their histories.


And, let us not forget the Blackhawk helicopters and C-130 cargo planes that have delivered thousands of tons of desperately needed humanitarian relief supplies to the people of the Indian Ocean region whose lives were shattered by the recent tsunami.


In all these instances, these military aircraft were flown and supported by the courageous and honorable men and women of the United States Armed Forces whose service and sacrifice have ensured our republic's freedom and security for over 28 years. And it is they to whom we ultimately pay our respects today.


In counter-demonstrating against LPAC today, Protest Warrior wishes to send a clear signal that LPAC's views are those of a small minority in this community. There will be nearly 500,000 people on the waterfront enjoying Thunder over Louisville today. Though our group is small compared to what LPAC has assembled today, we believe we represent the prevailing opinion of support for the use of military aircraft in Thunder over Louisville.


We say thank you once again to the United States Armed Forces, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Chase, Caesars, Ford, UPS, and all the Thunder Funders. God bless America!"

Mission Accomplished!

Protest Warrior took to the streets downtown today to counter-protest the lunkhead leftists from LPAC as they protested the use of military aircraft in the airshow today on the waterfront. Despite the wind and the cold, today's mission was probably one of our most successful to date, thanks to a press release and a wonderful statement crafted by one of our talented members (also a FReeper), Robert. For a full and very entertaining description of today's events that includes some great photography, please check out the blog of one of our other talented members, Paul.

Among our chosen weapons for the mission today were Old Glory flying high and proud in the wind, all of the military services' songs (with a few other great tunes) cranked up to full volume, and a new batch of clever signs cooked up by our Leader, Brandon. Oh, and of course, the broad smiles that always paint our faces on these missions. I was proud to be there today and prouder than ever of the die-hard Protest Warriors!

Protest Warrior was seen on the 6pm and the 11pm newscasts on WHAS-11 television. Not only were we seen, we were finally heard! Robert read our statement to the press and the sound byte selected for the broadcast was perfect: "They [LPAC] claim the aircraft used today are 'weapons of mass destruction.' However, the truth is they are implements of liberation and the defenders of freedom."

We may be mentioned in the Courier-Journal tomorrow but expect that write-up to be very slanted and inaccurate, as usual. UPDATE: We are mentioned in the C-J article about the protest. Unbelievably objective and accurate as well. Thanks for your objective journalism, Gregory Hall of the C-J -- you are a credit to your profession.

Robert has posted a recap of the mission on the Free Republic forum. Two of us in attendance are FReepers as well as Protest Warriors. We were joined by another FReeper from Lexington and it was great having "Skink" aboard. We made a few other new friends today (as usual) in veterans who saw us and came by to say thanks for our support. As Paul said so well in his blog entry, it's always so humbling to hear words like that from veterans to whom we owe so very much.

I'm still chuckling about another anonymous new compatriot who graced the mission today. He decided to make his own statement about LPAC's America-hating messages. He's the gent on the Harley in the picture on Paul's blog and in the picture on the Courier-Journal article. We all got quite a chuckle out of his "statement!" UPDATE: No longer anonymous, the vet's name is Tom Amshoff of J-town. Way to freakin' go, Tom! Thanks for making your statement, my friend. You have some new admirers. ;-)

There were quite a few priceless moments during today's mission but one that I'm still grinning about was the sight and sound of the F-15 Eagle that flew directly down 4th Street to the river during LPAC's little protest. They looked like such sad sacks and the rest of us jumped up and down and cheered. As soon as we could be heard across the street by the old hippies we yelled "Now, that's the sound of freedom!" It certainly made all of us feel really great about being out there today supporting the fine men and women in our armed forces.

Mission accomplished; well done, Warriors!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Protest Warrior Mission Alert Y'all!

What group in Louisville could possibly be peeved about "Thunder Over Louisville?" Who could possibly want to protest one of the most exciting days down on the riverfront every year? Thaaaat's right... our buddies at LPAC and their cronies! :-p

Thanks to LPAC, not a single dedicated Protest Warrior will be on the Great Lawn enjoying the Air Show on Saturday. The Lunkhead Lefties have decided to protest the use of military aircraft (oh, excuse me, that's "warplanes" in the parlance of the moonbats) in the air show. Yep, that's right. They don't want our military aircraft in the skies over the enemy while we're at war and they don't want our military aircraft entertaining the masses in the skies over Louisville either.

Are you tired of reading about the Lefties in the paper every time they whine? Me too. Come on out and join us on Saturday -- you wouldn't believe how much fun it is! I have a map and timetable to send your way if you want to participate. Email me if you want the details and please pass the word to any other Right-minded people you may know. We welcome all patriots!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Trivial Tidbits

Thanks to the Reader's Digest, I feel much more informed today!


Oral injuries sustained during tooth-brushing account for 2,489 emergency room visits a year.

67% of dog and cat owners regularly sleep with their pets.


So far, no ER visits for oral injuries, but I do sleep with my cat (and she snores).

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Treasonist and Idiot

This email was recently sent my way by friends who are retired from the military. I thought I'd take the liberty to post the communique here. The only research I've done is to check Snopes to see if this item was reported as a hoax or an urban legend. It's not to be found in either category. It seems this is simply one man's heart-felt letter to one of America's most publicized traitors.
God bless you, CMSgt Sampson, for speaking from the heart and thank you for your service! Even though Hanoi Jane will likely reap her reward in hell for her cruelty and idiocy, she deserves to be reminded (hourly if possible) of the hell she personally helped to create for our POWs and our troops during the Vietnam war.


"JANE FONDA
That she was recognized by Barbara Walters in connection with an award of greatness lends credence to stories of her disloyalty and only serves to increase my contempt for her and the liberal media.


A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED
KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA

This is for all the kids born in the 70's who do not remember, and didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and older brothers and sisters had to bear.

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century."
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam.

The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.
In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison the "Hanoi Hilton." Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American "Peace Activist" the "lenient and humane treatment" he'd received.
He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk. In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the "Hanoi Hilton," the first three of which his family only knew he was "missing in action." His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation for a "peace delegation" visit. They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand.

When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?" and "Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?" Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper. She took them all without missing a beat. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper.

Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.
I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and one year in a "black box" in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her. I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as "humane and lenient." Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched with a large steel weights placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane.

I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV, she never did answer me.
These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of "100 Years of Great Women." Lest we forget, "100 Years of Great Women" should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots.

There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them.
Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that we will never forget.

RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of Maintenance
DSN: 875-6431
COMM: 883-6343"

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Time for a Opinion

I have seen both sides of this political dilemma... Conservative gal dates Liberal fella and Liberal gal dates Conservative fella. From what I can tell it seems that the Conservative guys are more tolerant of Liberal gals and Liberal guys are more tolerant of Conservative women. Why is that?

I have been dating for almost five years now -- every political persuasion from political Apathetics to Liberal tree-huggers. I find that I have almost no tolerance for apathy or conspiracy-minded Libs. I have a real problem with tolerance. That's a problem because, apparently, I attract a lot of Apathetics and Libs. Don't ask me why... I live and breathe my political ideology and stay very active within it. This is becoming a problem!

Do men find it easier to tolerate someone with opposing politics? Do women generally just avoid thinking, talking about, and/or getting involved in politics? Is that what makes it easier for men? Am I doomed to date only Apathetics or Libs? Anyone have an opinion on this dilemma? Tips for tolerance? Tips for changing myself from a Lib magnet to a Conservative magnet?

Any opinion, advice, snide remarks, and/or random non-sequitirs would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, April 04, 2005

'splain it to me, Lucy...

I have been a steadfast supporter of President Bush through thick and thin; however, now that he's no longer going to be running for re-election, I have a question for him:

Why would any Conservative in his right mind call these great Americans "vigilantes?!"

Take a look at the photos of our borders in Arizona that are posted on their site. I used to feel a bit safer knowing we now had a group of people dedicated at high levels to Homeland Security. Now, well, I'm willing to donate to this cause because they are actually taking some action rather than relying on the government. That's the kind of Conservatism that won the Revolutionary War. Bravo, Minutemen!!

An interesting aside: I visited the website of the Department of Homeland Security to read their "Border Patrol Strategy" -- here's what came up in my browser:

"404 - Requested Page Not Found on Site

The page you requested, http://uscis.gov/graphics/shared/lawenfor/bpatrol/strategy.htm, is not on our site.

Please look for related information at
/graphics/shared/lawenfor/bpatrol/index.htm.
You may also find related information by starting at
the USCIS Home Page.
You may have reached this site from another domain. If so, please ask the referring site to update their link. "


Nice to see that our DHS is hard at work...

Derby Festival is Nigh

Reminder for all you Kentuckians: It is almost that time again -- Derby Festival! This year's festival is the 50th Derby Festival and it promises to be a great time. Check out the schedule at the Kentucky Derby Festival's website.

I'll be kicking my personal festival calendar off for once with an evening at The Fillies' Derby Ball on April 22nd. If you're interested in attending, please check out the information on the webpage and join us! And hey, if you can't make the Derby Ball, come on down to Pegasus Parade on May 5th. Look for yours truly and wave hello -- I'll be marching with The Fillies float in the parade.

And so, here we go y'all... it's Derby Festival time again!

Time is Not on My Side

I hate the time change. Tell me, why can't we keep Daylight Savings Time all year long? What is so wrong with having an extra hour of daylight in the winter?

Bad Mojo for the Cards

Call me superstitious but the Cards hadn't lost a play-off game until my brother and his buddy got tickets and drove to St. Louis to see the Cards play in the Final Four. My brother and his buddy had not attended a Cards game during the play-off unti that fatal Saturday in St. Louis. Coincidence?...

Seriously though, my condolences to all the Cards fans (count me among them) who watched their hopes for the big dance dashed on Saturday. Illinois sucked the Cards into playing their game -- it's this gal's humble opinion that the Cards should have kept to their own game and consistently scored the 2-pointers instead of the wild shooting they engaged in for the field goal points. Obviously, Illinois is much better at those. 'Nuff said.

We're looking forward to making it to the big dance next year, Petino.

The World Turns...

It's been quite some time since my last entry to this blog. For that, I apologize. So few hours in the day and even fewer the more hobbies one has!

Since last time I blogged, the world has changed. Terri Schiavo was killed with the consent of the Florida legal system; Pope John Paul II has shed his mortal coil and gone to his reward. The irony of the timing of these deaths does not go unnoticed by this mere mortal; nor should it go unnoticed by the public at large.

Terri Schiavo and her family's court battles brought some very important moral issues to the mainstream for the first time in a very long time. The Pope's death has reminded everyone of what it means to be courageous and stand on the right side of these same moral issues. The Lord does work in mysterious ways and only the spiritually blind will not be able to see His works here.

Anyone who hasn't already done so should say a prayer of thanks this evening for all of the good His servant, Pope John Paul II, has done for this world. I am not Catholic; I claim no organized religion. However, I am so very thankful for the time the Pope was given here on earth to do the good works that he did. Anyone who hasn't done so already should say a prayer of peace for the family of Terri Schiavo; although it may feel that her death was in vain, it is this Conservative's opinion that her death has brought about a badly needed discussion on some very important moral issues. For that, I am thankful; for that, Terri and her family will always be remembered. My heart goes out to her family and they are in my prayers. Anyone who hasn't done so already should educate himself on Living Wills.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Ode to Blogging

I thought I was just one ordinary person with a wealth of opinions who liked to write.
Blogging made my writing and my opinions public.
Friends I had lost touch with over the years found me again via my blog.
I am happy to be a part of the blogosphere;
I am even happier to have been "found again!"

The internet is an amazing place -- full of all kinds of connections. Thanks to all who have written to reconnect. This reminds me of a song we sang in the Girl Scouts (oh yes, decades ago): "Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold."

These are golden times.