3-17-2004 March 17, 1940

The extent of your impotence and weaknesses became very clear.--From Osama's 1996 "Declaration of War Against the Americans," when Bin Laden cited our feebleness in the face of the 1992 Aden hotel bombings and the Black Hawk Down business in Somalia in 1993.

Lets cut Clinton a break here. Sure, Osama kept racheting up bolder and bolder attacks against us while Clinton...well, you know what he was doing. Something like 'Rome burned while Nero ejaculated.' Anyway, Clinton was a lawyer before being disbarred. His answer to military-styled attacks was diplomacy and the courts. That approach obviously fell well short of the mark. Much like our Twin Towers.

Try this quote:

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.

What do you think? Bill Clinton? Nope. Try British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. The hero of appeasement types everywhere.

With increasing frequency, these European types sound as if today's date is March, 17, 1940.

It is clear that using force is not the answer to resolving the conflict with terrorists.--European Commission President Romano Prodi

We're aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our alliance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil.-- incoming Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

And the al Queda loonies have noticed the hand-wringing in the hallowed halls of Europe's leaders:

Because of this decision, the leadership has decided to stop all operations within the Spanish territories... until we know the intentions of the new government that has promised to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq," the statement said.--Statement from the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades

These Euro boys just don't learn lessons, do they? Is today's date March 17, 1940? The Adolf Hitler tour has been replaced by the Osama bin Laden tour, and the European response is to wet themselves all over again. Winston Churchill and FDR had what it took to stand up to murderous aggression, while the remainder of Europeans hid in their basements only to call themselves members of the resistance movement once the last Panzer was parked forever. America and the Brits stood head and shoulders above the folks with no stomach for a good fight.

Fast forward to March 17, 2004. There's a bit of deja-vu here, heyna? Al Queda hits Spain with a couple of suitcase bombs and all over Europe, knees begin to knock. The "Axis of Appeasement" is reborn. And who remains steadfast and willing to fight back against the lunatic terrorists? Tony Blair and Dubya. The Americans and the Brits.

The one huge difference this time around is that the British electorate, much like the Spanish electorate, will not support the dropping of one once of their countrymen's blood to protect their own freedom. In other words, Britain is definately next on the list of terror targets for the Islamo-goons. The Brits are next and expect an attack that will dwarf what happened in Spain in an attempt to ensure that Tony Blair becomes but a private bloak.

Make no mistake about it. Unless there's some isolated terror cell out there that decides to fire away, Britain is next.

And then there's this from Secretary of State Colin Powell:

I hope that Europeans will now see that no one is immune, and no system of transportation is immune. And I hope this will cause Europeans to rededicate themselves to going after terrorist organizations. Terrorist organizations, whether it's (the Basque region separatist group) ETA or whether it's al-Qaeda, are a threat to all civilized nations.

Fat chance. It's looking like America, all by it's lonesome, will have to save the world all over again. What else is new? WWI. WWII. The Cold War. And WWIV.

The Europeans are pissing themselves, and meanwhile, the Dems right here in America are beginning to adobt the strategies of the terrorists. They seem willing to do or say whatever it takes to achieve their objectives. How's this for irresponsible?

The president was the one who dragged our troops to Iraq, which apparently has been a factor in the death of 200 Spaniards over the weekend.--Howard Dean

YE-HAAAAAAAAAAAA! Consider the twisted source.

Try this Nevillesque nonsense from Kerry's campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter in response to the screamer's comments:

We aren't in a position to say that Spain's support for the war in Iraq made them a target. Governor Dean was simply repeating what's already been reported by news organizations about a group that claims responsibility for the enormous tragedy in Spain. It's clear that what happened in Spain is a painful reminder that the war on terror is far from over and the nation would be better off if this administration took the time to rebuild our alliances rather than engaging in political attacks.

In other words, Kerry agrees with the screamer.

Dubya's campaign chairman, Marc Racicot, then took a brick to Kerry's family jewels:

The attacks were caused by a global terror network that not only struck Spain, but also killed in the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bali. If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks.

OUCH! They just can't help themselves. Some goofs blow up four trains and what should we take from that? It was Dubya's fault. Yet another baseless accusation. The usual.

Quick! Turn to page 17 of today's Voice and read the story titled Kerry encounters ambush in West Virginia. Yepper. John Kerry is whining aloud again.

The Republican attack machine has welcomed me to West Virginia today with another distortion.

If you can't stand the heat...

Do any of these assholes even remember watching New Yorkers fleeing for their lives when the first tower collapsed? Who was it that caused that?

I had a great instant messaging exchange last night. This guy wanted blood. The non-stop flow of insults were interupted only by countless F-bombs. I, of course, tried to remain somewhat dignified in the face of steady incoming fire. His entire mission was to prove to me that George W. Bush is single-handedly destroying the entire Universe, and to try to piss me off for being a supporter of his.

He repeated the CNN 6 pm newscast for me. You know. No jobs. No health care. No prescription drugs. No education for the kiddies. And the war. Who could forget the war on terror? Blah. Blah. Blah. On and on it went. I copied this and e-mailed it to myself:

What the f**k is your f**king Georgie Boy doing right?

After he hit his 2,000 or so F-bomb limit, he abruptly signed off. I guess he told me.

What is Dubya doing right? This is gonna be easy. In my opinion, there is one thing that he's doing right. I think he's made plenty of mistakes on the domestic side of things, but they don't concern me to a large extent. Wanna know why? Because I have no interest in raiding anyone else's wallet, that's why. I came from very humble beginnings and I learned at a very young age how to take care of the necessities on my own. Nothing John Kerry is offering resonates with me at all. I can take care of myself without his brand of New England Socialism.

Let's cover the important issues one by one.

Jobs: Since the tender age of fourteen, I've always had a good job and I always will. I'm not sure why that is, but that's the way it is. Not being afraid of hard work, having a schedule, or a boss helps as far as I'm concerned. Possessing a few skills can't hurt either.

Health Care: Since the very first day that I needed it, I somehow managed to find it. And I've had it ever since. For 27 years, I've been paying for mine and my family's health care and being the natural athletes that we all are-we've rarely ever even needed it.

Prescription Drugs: I really don't give a flying farg. My insurance covers that. If a day arrives when I need them and I can't afford to get them, I guess I'll then enter the perpetual hibernation mode. Like I care. Guess what? Human beings weren't originally designed to last for one hundred years. If I get 65, or 70 healthy years, that'll be just fine with me. If I drop dead due to a lack of anything, it probably won't bother me much afterwords. Why dicker with the devil?

Education: Let's be f**king serious. Do we really think the out-of-control teachers unions, coupled with the politically correct agendas of the Feds amount to anything resembling an education? Sorry Charlie, but no matter how much money we dump into education, your kid will never get the education that folks living in log cabins in the middle of nowhere recieved over 200 years ago. Abraham Lincoln comes to mind.

Plus...my kids have already escaped that pathetic system and I will see to it that my grandkids never get near that system. Despite my kids public education, they're really not too stupid. I can take some of the credit for that.

Stock Market: This matters about as much to me as professional wrestling does. Not at all. I receive my quarterly statements. I glance at them. And then I throw them away and get back to important things such as the next CD on the turntable. I really don't feel a need to be loaded when I'm 70, or 80 years-old. Travel does not excite me. Expensive vehicles mostly bore me these days. I dress much like Crazy Kevin. All I need for my retirement years is some scratch for some used CDs, or whatever they'll call them by then. My grandparents were dirt poor during their latter years and loved each other until they were finally separated by the big guy. I started out with hand-me-downs and they'll do nicely when I'm too old to even notice the opposite sex. 8% on my investments? 16% on my investments? As Gramps used to say, "It's the little stuff that'll drive you crazy."

War on Terror: Finally. Something of importance to me. Dubya has this issue nailed. They declared war on us and seeking to serve them with subpoenas just isn't going to get it done. I have given y'all plenty of hints about what could happen if the terrorists start winning this war. And it wouldn't take very much for them to win it. If they manage to crash, or seriously damage the global economy, which wouldn't take much at all, your jobs, your health care, your prescriptions, your education, and whatever else you deemed to be important beforehand will be sh*t. The world economy is a fragile house of cards that could easily collapse given the right push.

If the grabbing and crashing of four airliners could accelerate a worldwide recession, what will happen when a radiological bomb explodes in London? Or Los Angeles? What would happen to rail travel if what happened in Spain happens right here in the U.S.? What if an Ebola outbreak occurs in a port city somewhere? Or anthrax?

It's been a while since those planes crashed way back when. It's amazing that a follow-up attack never came to pass, but we do expect one, don't we? And we do expect something bigger and better, don't we? And if something happens that reduces 9/11 to being a pimple on an ass, what will become of those other supposedly important issues then? While they may be important to many, they will mean nothing at all if, and when our safety, our economy, and our freedom come under direct attack.

In my mind, until we put the terrorists of the world to bed, barely anything else matters. And nothing else will matter if we fail in that mission.

What the f**k is your f**king Georgie Boy doing right?

If you don't know, you deserve to be within the blast radius.

Are any of our hose dudes considering stumping for John Kerry as so many other of their union brothers have? If so, give this a look. Kerry criticizes Dubya for under-funding our troops in the field, while simultaneously criticizing him for not spending gazillions on terrorist-related gear and such for our first responders. Give it a look.

Dialing 911 is not the solution to stopping another 9/11.

The Dems' 'First Responder' Fakeout

From the e-mail inbox:

First of all let me say I'm sorry about the way I sent the pics.......I'll have to check out sending pics in e-mail...lol anyway I just read the online and first of all these people that write and complain about the potholes...they bother me!!!! Do they realize ROME wasn't built in a day and MAYOR LEIGHTON has only been in office two months..
What else really pisses me off was that article in the paper that said the firemen just stood around at the fire on Northampton Street.!!!!!!!!!!! M y husband is a fireman and take it from me when he has a fire he DOESN'T stand around nor do the others!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They work and bust their b---- at fires and hardly get a THANK YOU even though they don't want one but people are so quick to have something negative to say about them!!!!!!! until you walk in a fireman's boots you'll never know what it's like to fight a fire!!!!!!! I hold my breath when I know my husband is at a fire and just pray nothing goes wrong and people say they stand around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess this person was so concerned about watching the firemen stand around (which they probably just came out from being inside fighting the fire) that he or she didn't notice the ones inside with the fire that had Family home worried about them. Don't go critizing the fireman without them you would have lost more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry about the pics. I was just busting your...you know...your brass balls. Not many chicks have brass ones and I think they should be fair game too.

And I understand what you're saying about having to listen to a scanner when your hubby is entering a burning structure. That has to lead to Oprah, or Judge Judy being put on "mute" pretty quick. Actually, I've gotten a taste of that on occasion. It was easier to listen to the scanner when I didn't know a single person who's voice comes over my scanner. I've listened to quite a few tense, if not frightening police and fire calls, and it was much easier to listen when a number didn't have a face attached to it for me. At the risk of sounding goofy, now that I've gotten to know some of these people, I worry about them on occasion.

Did I go nuts again tonight? Seems like it. I could really care less. Mr. Smarty-Pants is going to get some more ultra-nasty e-mail from the folks that can't figure out on their own how to get some health care coverage. Save me from myself, Comrade Kerry. Boo-freaking-hoo! I'll leave you with this:

We do not retreat because our allies are cowards. We continue to fight, for ourselves, for our children, and for the cowards' children.--David Waren