Right Of The Star

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Tree Trek 121604 - Eyes Too Big

Yesterday we got our tree. We both loved the tree we had last year - it was perfect for the space. Not too wide, not too tall, just right!

Well this year our eyes were bigger then our stomache! Seriously bigger! Even for the sunken room and the huge empty space it is big.

It is pretty, but looks more like something you would find in the Center Court of a Mall.

Oh, and Jason is a master at decorating!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Daily Trek Wednesday 121404 - Pundidiots

Okay, just the other day I said that I was amazed at how wrong the pundits or as I will now call them Pundidiots have been about almost everything President Bush has done. Worse yet it appears that the majority of them are arrogant rather then just short sighted as I had opined.

Today Roger Simon has this great insight into one of the key Iraqi complaints, the disbanding of the Iraqi Army. Once again it proves my point that the President and those in charge have some information available to them when they make these informed decisions. It goes like this:

As it happens, the question of whether we should have "disbanded the Iraqi Army" came up at our party for Iraq the Model the other night. Because I have never been to Iraq, speak no Arabic, never have been in the Army, etc., unlike others, I have never had a strong opinion on this issue. I simply do not consider myself qualified. But I have to say I was surprised at the response to the question. Omar, the younger brother, all of twenty-four but waaay wise beyond his years, simply laughed and said it would have been impossible. There was no way we could have kept the Iraqi Army together even if we had wanted to. The Iraqi Army, hugely underpaid conscripts who hated what they were doing, had already dissolved before we got to Baghdad. No one wanted any part of it. There was no Iraqi Army to preserve. We had to start all over again - which we have... eventually.

So there you have it - that issue according to one Iraqi anyway. Believe him if you wish. I weight his opinion at least more highly than my own. But others would prefer to blame Bremer. As for whether we had enough troops, I remain agnostic on that too.

Amazing how easy it would have been for these Pundidiots to just ask someone before they blather on about these things.

In another direction totally - there are no Google entries for Siberian Muskie. Why hasn't someone done a photoshop or something like that for these poor furry fish with curly tails? Am I can't be the only one who thinks of things like this, can I?

Update - check out the fool that Right Wing News fisked all the way to the woodshed! This guy, Harley Sorenson has only one focus and that is his hatred of America. Where were this guys parents when he was growing up?


Monday, December 13, 2004

The Peterson Circus Continues

Despite the finding of guilt and today's recommendation from the jury of Death the circus continues.

My opinion:

I cared before he was arrested, who knows you don't want a murderer or a cult or something running around.

Didn't give a rat's ass about the last 6 months and all the speculation. Turned the channel when they started talking about.

Cared about the verdict and penalty - but just enough to know what the results were, don't care what the jury or the pundits think.

Happy as hell that it is over now can we move on! It is projected that 15,500 people were murdered in the US this year let's hope we don't have to sit through this for every one of them! (I pray for each of their families, but I doubt even they want their loved one's lives paraded through this circus.)

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Observations on This Trek

Here are some random observations on this Trek we call Life!

Middle East Peace for Dummies - Stop blowing up innocent civilians, kill all those that do!

Social Security Reform - Imagine the wealth creation that would occur in just 3 generations when the left over funds are passed on to the account owner's beneficiary! This would be a windfall to our grandchildren! Particularly to blacks and an huge bonus to Gay Partners. Imagine the benefits to charities! Want to pass this reform - get these people to see these benefits and they will get it passed!

It is often possible to identify a Liberal by their appearance which leads me to believe it is a genetic trait! I wonder if they have a form of Gaydar that goes off when they meet in the street?

Speaking of which, Peter Beinart of the New Republic is under attack from the so called tolerant left for encouraging his party to get tough on Terrorism or risk extinction. He will find himself in the Andrew Sullivan zone soon - BTW, Andrew was also the Editor of the New Republic! Actually Beinart may end up in the Zell Miller wing of the Republican Party, or perhaps a Gay Patriot sooner then you would imagine!

The Democrats are so short sighted that they honestly believe that people voted, "against their own interests." Which really means that they voted against immediate rewards in an attempt to overcome long term problems. This thinking is why they will never be able to achieve Peter Beinart's goal of being tough on terrorism. If today's lib's were in power in WWII we might just have lost that one!

I am sick of pundits who, just like the Dem's mentioned above, can't see the long term issues but would rather harp on the short term blips.

This short term thinking is also why Dem's would never reform Social Security - they can't see past next week - and as Ann Coulter once said - paraphrased - for them history began this morning.

Journalists and the rest of the left think it is their job to make news rather then report news. This is pure stupidity!

Drove past a car on the way to MIL's (Jas Mom) that I would have pulled over if I were a cop. It had a flag emblem on the window that had been placed upside down - like the idiots on the far left love to do now. Remember Kerry's hatred for the symbols of America - here is more proof that the left hates everything America is today. According to the United States Code this display of the flag (§176. Respect for flag - a)
The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
That is why I would have stopped this long haired idiot! I would have made him get out of the car and checked to see if he was being held at knife point and had him explain what danger he was under. The intent of displaying the flag like this was similar to dialing 911 before we had phones!

A front in the War on Terror I forgot when I wrote The Fronts In This World War includes a direct attack on the world wide international corruption! We can't defeat terrorism without a victory in this front, it is what buys governments, funds terrorists, and allows acts of terrorism to be explained by nuance!

I hate nuance!

More as the come to me!

Blogroll Changes

Hey, on this Sunday I decided to stop being lazy and to add some of my favorites to the Blogroll on the right.

I added:
American Future

Stop by, I do every day!

I wish Alphabet City had updated since September 27, 2004 but they have been busy, and were kind enough to let us know!!! I know how that goes and how much work goes into well thought out blogs! I have removed them but will add them back when blogging starts up again.