Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 2/28/2006

Yesterday's Daily Briefing on Iran is interesting in that there is much speculation about the Russian/Iranian deal. There are many articles worth reading.

Rooz Online also has an article about the undisclosed discussions Iran with Europe. These are notes from within Iran.

Today's articles include: Vital Perspective published the full text of the embargoed IAEA Report on Iran's Nuclear Program. Rooz Online reported that with the upcoming March 6 meeting of the IAEA coming soon, journalists are being summoned to the Ministry of Islamic Guidance and threatened on what they write.

This is one story you should watch very closely. Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Iranian dissident and opposition leader Akbar Ganji is scheduled to be released from Evin Prison in about 20 days. Eli has been following this and doing a very remarkable job. Akbar Ganji may be our ticket to peace in Iran. Watch closely.

A few more articles: Iran Focus published a list of 20 terrorist camps and centers run by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). BBC News reported that two bombs have exploded in the southern Iranian cities of Dezful and Abadan, planted in the governor's offices. And finally, Michael Rubin, The Wall Street Journal provided evidence that Iran's Iraq strategy is a repeat of its successful Hezbollah strategy in Lebanon. That's all for now, unless you go to Daily Briefing on Iran. Have a great day.

Justice Department files opposing brief, sets up showdown

The Justice Department disputed Google's defense of private search results and continued requests to view search information would violate privacy rights in a brief filed yesterday. If you remember, in January Google was taken to court for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum asking for a week's worth of search information in an effort to enforce a child pornography law. As was discussed here, this effort was and is an unjustified breach of privacy and, because the information requested was not directly related to the facts of the case, the subpoena should not be enforced. The feds didn't see it that way. The Associated Press reports:
Google Inc.'s concerns that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said Friday in a court filing... The department believes that the information will help revive an online child protection law that the Supreme Court has blocked. By showing the wide variety of Web sites that people find through search engines, the government hopes to prove that Internet filters are not strong enough to prevent children from viewing pornography and other inappropriate material online.
Once again, it seems that Google is the last search engine to give away private information. Even though it has been criticized for the amount of personal data it collects and maintains on its servers, Google will be the last company to comply with the Justice Department.
Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Inc.'s MSN and Time Warner Inc.'s America Online already have provided some of the search engine information sought by the government. All three companies say they didn't reveal any of their users' personal information in complying with the government subpoena. Google, though, has derided the government's demands as an unjustified fishing expedition that would set off privacy alarms and expose its closely guarded trade secrets.
This sets up a showdown in front of U.S. District Judge James Ware on March 13 in San Jose.

Organizers of Protests

Mohammed, of Iraq the Model, is a very wise Iraqi thinker. I hope the people in Washington DC read his site. They may learn a thing or a thousand.

He has written about the aftermath of the bombing of the Golden Dome. It is quite rational, to say the least; and it is quite thought-provoking.

Who are those men in black? They are the people who benefit the most from chaos. Who did this terrible thing? I believe it was Iran, but Mohammed does not come right out and say who. You can find what he wrote about this right here. Have a great day.

Army Corps of Engineers Finish in Diwaniyah Province

I am so jealous. They built this last police station which has offices and sleeping rooms for the officers, visitation rooms, jails, bathrooms, parking area, perimeter wall, guard tower and emergency generators for only $141,000! I could use them to build me a house! lol.

With money from the Iraq Reconstruction Fund, this is the 32nd police station to be built in this strategic, downtown area. This is also their final project (as far as police stations go) for this area. Article is here.

Afghanis and Animals See Doctor

I am so grateful and proud of our men and women for the job(s) they are doing in Afghanistan. This story is about the health care provided on February 11 and continued for many days. It is definitely a must read, especially for those of us who love people and animals.

They have helped men, women and children and even animals freely. Thousands of people who may never have ever seen a doctor finally had the opportunity to be seen by best. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the USA Military! I am so proud of you. To read the article, click on this link.

Doing Well

Sgt. Scott Drzewiecki is on his second tour in Iraq. He believes Iraq and it's Military are much improved.
“There are a lot of changes this time around." “There is a lot more Iraqi army, and the police are out more. Overall, I’ve seen a lot of positive things out of the Iraqi army,” Drzewiecki said who hails from Michigan City, Ind. “It’s a slow process, but they are going to get there.”
Sgt. Drzewiecki is a gunner with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st BCT.

Spc. Michael Gibson agrees with him. "It’s a lot better over here than the first time.” Spc. Gibson is a mortarman with HHC, 1st Bn., 66th AR.

Even the Iraqis believe this is a successful endeavor.
“I think Iraq and the Iraqi army is getting much better,” said Kadum. “It is a lot better than when Saddam was in charge.”
So what am I referring to? This article. Happy reading! Good have a great day.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Truth About Iraq

There are many guesses and questions and jumping to conclusions these days about Iraq. Some are even hoping for failure just to win a stupid election. This I would certainly call 'Un-American.'

This is not the case, however, in Iraq. Yes, there has been violence. Their most revered shrine was blown up! With 25 million people; do you really believe that with only a few mosques having been attacked, each one of them wanted to join in the violence? There would have been so much more damage, it isn't even funny.

Omar, over at Iraq the Model, has some information that was released in a press release from the Minister of the Interior. The numbers certainly are not the ones we are seeing reported.

BTW, have you given anymore thought to the question of who do this? Just remember, it happened the day after Iran was brought up in the UN, that useless piece of...nevermind. You are welcomed to fill in the blank.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Iraq's Long Term Strategy: Join NATO

According to an al-Hurra television interview and Mohammed's [of Iraq the Model] reporting on the issue, it is becoming more clear that the defense department in Iraq has strategic hopes of joining NATO. This would be a very good idea and strategy both for Iraq and the world.

With Iran rushing to build it's nuclear capacity (weapons), Iraq must not be left to fend for herself. Joining NATO will offer a protection of sorts. At least they would have to listen to Iraq from now on!

Iraq wants peace. Even though all we see on TV are the few bombings, there is much progress happening. They do not live under a crazed dictator anymore, they are finally refurbishing their schools, hospitals, water and electricy supplies, while admitedly slowly, but it is happening.

Please read this article. It is absolutely wonderful!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Honor and Courage: Ramblings of a Wandering Coyote

This was posted on Hannity Forum. I am reprinting in with permission of the author, Coyote 1880. All I know of Wandering Coyote, besides being a great writer and story teller, Coyote 1880's current location is outside the mountain mist and Coyote 1880's occupation is continuing to live. Read, contemplate, and enjoy!

Ramblings of a Wandering Coyote

-Japan lived under the delusion she was impregnable. Her people were assured that no power on earth could break through her “impenetrable walls”- that no foreign foot could ever step on the soil of their heavily fortressed homeland. Drugged for generations by this narcotic of inviolability, they awakened from their age long stupor when the mighty American naval forces with their intrepid Marines blasted at their inner defenses while huge swarms of Superfortesses laid their great cities to ruins.-

From a clipping of a long forgotten London newspaper

Those who know me from this message board know that around anniversaries of significant events in WWII I like to ramble on.

I dig deep into my memories chest and Lil Coyote helps me to put together stories from my past.

Armed with my haphazard journals all written in my native tongue, newspaper clippings from long ago, notes gleaned over the years, and the odd photograph or two, Lil Coyote and I piece together those long ago days.

I am a singer. I am Dinteh. It is what I do.

This is the story of my most embarrassing moment.

*(a note: I do not know if my babysitter would have wanted for me to use his name. I can no longer ask him, so he is simply “my 2Lt.”)

It is morning. At least I think it is. Surrounded by fog, or smoke, or maybe some combination of both. I am tired, but so is everyone else.

We are measuring our progress in inches and feet when we should be moving yards and rods. I spent seven nights here before the landing force. I was here when the last saturation bombings took place. I know that one night of hell had been repeated almost daily for the last 5 months. How can there be anyone left alive, let alone so many of them.

My voice is raw. Forget the Code. The time for secrecy is gone. I have done nothing but call fire for three days. It is February 22, 1945.

I have lost track of how many bunkers I have seen blasted apart. We reached the first few yesterday and got a first hand look at what we had been shooting at. The towering wall of Mount Suribachi is a honeycomb, but its nectar is tears not honey. Some Japanese pillboxes I had seen destroyed had come back to life as if the enemy would not give up even when dead. The tunnels were more and deeper than we had been lead to believe.

Napalm and diesel fuel was now being pumped into each opening we found. Just to make certain.

At least now we are climbing. Here on the mountain there is some cover. Not like the flat blasted plain we had crossed to get here.

I am now with the 5th Joint Assault Signal Company. I have been move around so much I am no longer sure who owns me. The 4th is further north. I think I once belonged to them. I only go where they tell me to go. At least I am no longer cooped up on a ship. Their tiny radio rooms are not for me. I know I started at Blue 1 the night we landed, but by the time the rest of the force joined us, we had moved up to Green.

A sudden burst of machine gun fire rings out to the left and upwards of me. I am still looking to see where it came from when my 2Lt. lands on my back. His look is angry. He shucks his backpack and belt, tells me “Injun Joe, y’all stay put, and for Christ’s sake keep your feathers down.” Down the incline he heads, angling towards what is now the right. Minutes later he returns to tell me what I already know. There is a Japanese pillbox above us.

My 2Lt. had gone down to check on the platoon that follows us. One of their men had been shot as they breached a rise. I did not know his name, but still my heart aches. He tells me the pillbox sits about three hundred feet above the platoon. We are close to even with it, but about four hundred feet to the side. 2Lt. asks if I could call fire, and if I could please make sure not to hit the nice white men that are following us. I explain to him that if I wanted to hit them, I had already had plenty of chances. I also explain that our angle is wrong and our best chance is for me to get below, but closer.

2Lt had seen a small channel dug into the volcano by run off when he had gone back to check on our party. He felt that if I could keep my fat butt low enough, we might just have a chance to get closer.

When we reached the channel, just before we turned back up the mountain, I caught a glimpse of our charges. One was on his knees before someone lying down. I assume he was praying over our fallen comrade. The others I could see were laying back smoking. Years later I was reminded of this while at a friend’s house watching football. I am not sure anything rattled them.
Up the channel we went. Slowly. Very Slowly.

When we had reached where I guessed would be a good spot, I very carefully raised my head. There it was. Not one hundred fifty feet away. I could not see in, but that was a good thing. They could probably not see me. I had my pad and map out plotting what information I had to relay.

By this time, a few pieces were set up on the island. This was my best chance for accuracy. My first call went to yellow. I knew the ground there was a bit more hard packed and chances were they could get off the most accurate shot. Calling fire in this circumstance would be very similar to back at the canal. Very close. A safe margin of error was going to be one hundred feet. Vertical. Horizontal was another story. If we were more than fifty feet to the west of the target, I would not be making any more phone calls.

Yellow was busy. With the inhabitants of Suribachi focusing on the 5th, the 4th was making a move north. With the detail I needed, it would be more than an hour before they could lock in. Operation Detachment was fully engaged.

That is when “The Horse” stepped in. Colonel Liversedge put out a call for any available gun. He knew we were getting close and wanted Suribachi taken NOW!

I heard Texas calling. The battleship Texas. Not only could they provide support, the spotter had eyes on to our target. He could not see us, but some eagle-eye in the gun crew followed my coordinates and swore he could see the tiny opening of the pillbox. We put our faith in God and the US Navy.

I counted to ten, then raised my hand to slowly pull myself above the small embankment separating me from the Japanese. I had the RT handset in that hand, hoping to tilt my head and watch the incoming round with only one eye while I called in any corrections needed.

Then it happened.

My most embarrassing moment as a Marine.

I heard the clatter of Machine gun fire. A spray of blood and crushed bakelite showered my helmet. It took a while to realize my hand had been hit. The incoming round hit seconds later. The explosion had me stunned for a bit. It was a bit more than an artillery round should have been. It was a direct hit. The tunnel itself had formed a funnel effect that amplified the explosion.

2Lt was up and celebrating when he turned to help me up, he saw me staring at the handset now broken in half. Then he saw the blood coming from my hand. He tells me I looked like I was going to cry. All I could think of was how could I fix the handset.

We carried spare parts for the RT, but not the bakelite protective cover for the mike and earpiece. For those who remember, this was somewhat like the telephone handset on phones in the 50’s and 60’s. No dial or anything fancy, just a plastic like piece that you held between the part you listened to and the part you talked into. Ours also had a switch you could push to talk.

The switch was shot, but that I had a spare of. The problem was how I was going to hold the earpiece and mouthpiece while in use. I suppose I could have held one in each hand, but there were many circumstances where that would not work. At least not in the field.

The answer came as 2Lt was wrapping my hand. We ran the cord down my sleeve, then taped the earpiece to my index and second finger. The mouthpiece we taped to my wrist. The push to talk button went on my palm so that I could push it with my last two fingers.

It hurt to push the button, but more importantly, it worked.

The next morning, Suribachi was ours.

Chindi Lha cha eh Atse'hashke' -Coyote First Angry- Wandering Coyote

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Cross-posted: The Bosun Locker, The Bos'un at MSN

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Iran's Call for England to Leave Iraq Angers Iraqis

Omar is angered over the Iranian government's call to Great Britain to remove their troops from Basra. I do not blame him! Basra, after all, is Iraqi territory, not Iranian.

He has written a very good article about this. It is worth your time to read it. There is also an article included in this story about the death squads being sent in by the Iranians. I do not believe Iraqis are very pleased with this news.

Don't forget to pray for our Military, Iraq's Military, their families, and our countries. Let us not forget Afghanistan, too. They all need our prayers. If you do not have a faith, send some good vibs. Thank you.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Instapundit Joins Pundit Review Radio Sunday

This Sunday night at 8pm EST (5pm PCT) Glenn Reynold of Instapundit will join Kevin and Gregg on the air to discuss his new book, "An Army of David’s: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths."

Michael Barone has previewed this book, and he says,
“George Orwell feared that technology would enable dictators to enslave the masses. Glenn Reynolds shows that technology can empower individuals to determine their own futures and to defeat those who would enslave us. This is a book of profound importance-and also a darn good read. -MICHAEL BARONE, senior writer at U.S. News & World Report and author of Hard America, Soft America.
Not to be outdone, there will also be:
Adding his own unique insight and perspective to the topic will be longtime technology industry editor and publisher Paul Gillin. Paul has had a distinguished career in IT journalism, working as senior software editor at PC Week and later editor and publisher of Computerworld Magazine. Paul was also founding editor of TechTarget.
This is going to be a very good program. I hope you will tune in. You do not know how? No problem!
You can listen online by going to WRKO and you can join the conversation by calling 877-469-4322.

To listen to Instapundit’s previous visit with us, click here.

About Pundit Review Radio:
Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.
If you do tune in, I am sure you will enjoy yourself. These are all fine and intelligent gentlemen. I hope to hear you call in while I listen.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Cpt. Ed on Pundit Review Radio Tonight!

Tonight, somewhere between 8-10pm EST, Captain Ed Morrisey will be the guest of Kevin, one of the two gents who run Pundit Review Radio.

Gregg is stuck in Washington, DC, due to a snow storm. That is also why this news is coming a little bit late, but not too late! lol. Poor Kevin got stuck shoveling his driveway. Wear your gloves so you don't get blisters!

You can livestream the program at WRKO. I look forward to reading what you think of the program. To call in and participate in the program, the number is toll free at 877-469-4322.

What is Pundit Review Radio?
Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8-10pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.
They have already gone from one hour per night, which certainly was not enough, to two hours per night. Gregg even has a book that he's written called "Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies." It should be released soon. Have a great evening!

Update: The first hour is being preempted by the Celtics (basketball already?) game. The program will start at 9pm EST.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Economically Friendly Editorial Papers

There is a group called Club for Growth, which supports people and sensible economic programs. They have decided to make available to the masses economically friendly editorial papers amidst the Left/Liberal barrage of gibberish.
Last week, Mary Katharine Ham and I decided to start an ambitious new project. We wanted to find all of the fiscally conservative newspapers in the country (Here's my original blog post, here's Mary Katharine's). More specifically, we wanted to find those hidden editorial pages that promote economic freedom amidst the din of liberal hysteria found in most newspapers. Below is the official list that we hope will continue to grow. If you want to suggest a free market editorial page to us, send an email to myself (aroth at clubforgrowth dot org) or Mary Katharine (marykatharine at beyondthenews dot com).
It is quite extensive, surprisingly, and it is well worth your time. Be you a Liberal, a Conservative, or an Independent; at least you will be able to find programs and thoughts that can challenge your mind, and help you to either prove or disprove your own wisdom.

There may be only 57 at this time, but it is a breakthrough. There is now a debate on the ideas, instead of the old 'beat each other over the head' strategy. Who knows? Maybe most Americans truly are capitalists!

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Managing Editor is a member of the Club for Growth. We appreciate full disclosure for our reader. lol

Thursday, February 09, 2006

President Bush Speaks at NGAUS Today

President Bush will deliver an address on the Global War on Terrorism from The National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., today (Feb. 9) at 10 a.m. The White House expects cable news services to provide live coverage.

The speech will follow the unveiling of a commemorative bronze bust of Texas Air National Guard 1st Lt. George W. Bush. The bust was made possible through funds raised by the National Guard Association of Texas Educational Foundation.

Visit NGAUS here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Now for the rest of the story...

I've been searching for news; AP, UPI, etc., and I am sick to death of these stupid cartoons. Can you either stand up to these creeps, or convert?! Get it over with. Don't be cowards.
The picture shows a bearded man wearing fake pig ears, a pig nose, and a pink embroidered cap on his head. He was wearing the costume while participating in a pig-squealing contest at an annual festival in a farm village in southern France last summer.

The AP sent out the photo describing the pig-squealing contest on Aug. 14, 2005. The photo had no connection with Islam or the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper in September. [read more].
How does it feel to be taken out of context? Get used to it. We had to, no thanks to you.

Are you aware that the Senate Intelligence (I know, it's an oxy-moron, lol) has 35 boxes of untranslated Arabic taken from Iraq that may have something to do with Saddam? How about the fact that an unreliable source claims to have information on the WMD's? It will be released to the press Feb. 17, 2006.

Now to get back to serious news. Did you hear about the earthquake in Turkey? How about this tidbit?
UPI NewsTrack TopNews
Top Republican rents lobbyist's apartment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The new U.S. House of Representatives majority leader rents a Washington apartment from a lobbyist with interests in legislation he has written or co-sponsored.

The Washington Post reports Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, rents a basement apartment from lobbyist John D. Milne and his wife Debra R. Anderson for $1,600 a month. [read more].
I told them not to do it. It doesn't matter that the man PAYS RENT. These Republicrats have to go. If they can't fight for the programs that put them in office or put up a fight against the constant barrage of attacks, who needs them?

Have you heard anything about this?
London Police: Mosque a Terrorist Haven
By David Stringer AP writer
LONDON (AP) -- Police and defense analysts believe the red brick mosque where Abu Hamza al-Masri preached was a haven for terrorists.

Worshippers included "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, alleged Sept. 11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui, a suspect in a plot to bomb Los Angeles airport and a man convicted of plotting to poison Londoners. [read more].
No? Could it be that we are being saturated by these stupid cartoons? Hmm? And could the reason be for the saturation that Syria and Iran do not want people watching what they are doing?
Iran and Syria 'incited violence'
Condoleezza Rice said both countries had used the opportunity to incite violence and exploit Muslim anger. <...> But one of the clerics, Ahmed Akari, told the BBC the imams carried three extra caricatures of Muhammad that were far more inflammatory than the original 12, and were believed to have been drawn by extremists as part of a hatemail campaign.

Mr Akari said the imams had added them to their dossier to demonstrate the kind of attitudes that Muslims were facing in Denmark. [read more here] and here.
One light one for the road.
Bottled Water: Nectar of the Frauds?
Abid Aslam, OneWorld US Sat Feb 4, 4:49 PM ET
Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).

For a fraction of that sum, everyone on the planet could have safe drinking water and proper sanitation, the Washington, D.C.-based organization said this week. [read more].
Well, that should be enough for now. I don't know why I still feel like screaming...

Oh, I don't want to forget about the elections they had in Haiti yesterday. Andrew Selsky, the AP's Chief of Caribbean News, is blogging the news of the outcome and the happenings of the elections held yesterday. Were you aware they even had them? Damned cartoons.

They found bird flu in Nigeria.

A few observations...

Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to 7 years in prison today. Who is he? The radical cleric in London who is affiliated with Zacarias Moussaoui. When his time has been served, he is also facing charges here in America. Let's hope they don't let him go to Lebanon like the German's did.

"The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., drew a roaring standing ovation when he said: "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor" _ a takeoff on a line from a Stevie Wonder song. The comment drew head shakes from Bush and his father as they sat behind the pulpit."

Jimmy Carter, also in the Lowery article, needs to shut-up and go away.
Carter brought up the government response to Katrina, saying, "We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi" to know that inequality exists. He also noted that the Kings once were "victims of secret government wiretapping" _ echoing Bush's domestic spying program.
Funerals and Churches are not the place to try to fight your political enemies, especially when we have real enemies who would prefer chopping off your head!

It appears they have learned nothing, not one thing, from the Weldon situation. How sad.

Residents of the Cite-Soleil slum line up to cast their vote in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006. Haitians jammed polling stations as U.N. peacekeepers fanned out to guard the country's first presidential election in nearly six years. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

If there is an opportunity for the UN to make a mess out of things, they never miss it. People spent hours waiting for polls to open, some were turned away, etc. Will anyone ever learn how to run an election? Good grief.

Monday, February 06, 2006

MVP: Pittsburgh's Hines Ward

Hines Ward joins Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann and Franco Harris as Steelers who have been named Super Bowl MVP. (Getty Images)

What a game! How do they get that high in the air? lol.

Bettis "The Bus" is leaving the game. He came home to play his final game. This is where it all started.

What can I say about Ward? He did wonderfully! I had one of the best times of my life. Seattle did well, also. Although it doesn't say so in points, it says so in stats. It also says so on the field, if you were watching. lol.

Yes, this was a Super Bowl well worth watching. If you did not have the opportunity to watch it, too bad. The live stream seems to have disappeared! Actually, I was not live-streaming it, so I did not tape it onto my RealPlayer. I don't even know if that's legal...?! Anyway, you will find most of the details you are looking for at the link right here, here, here and here.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

SuperBowl XL

Listen Live.
Touchdown Seattle! NO! Wait a minute...pass interference offense 82! Pull it back. In the end-zone! NO, wait a minute...Hackett couldn't hold on to it, McFadden had a good read. Forty-seven yard field goal=3 points with 22 seconds left to go in the 1st quarter. End of 1st quarter.A fumble called incomplete. I hate that. When you hit someone causing the ball to come loose, it is a FUMBLE, idiot. Well, I guess I am rooting for Pittsburgh.

YEAH BABY! Touchdown=75 yards! Steelers, of course. lol. "W.Parker right tackle for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history." Seattle Seahawks miss the fieldgoal. Aawwhhh. (lol) To be honest, I really had a hard time choosing, because I like both teams.

Chris Capone, Marine Reserve Corp, is on the radio! OMG, choices. I'll stick with the Marines. I can see the game. Beside, you can listen to the game live. Yes, you may listen again! (I hope. lol) Oooh, it looks like we're getting close to the goal again...intercepted. Nevermind.

So close!
Jerome Bettis is in the house (or on the field. lol) Okay, I'm back, and the Steelers are at the 3 yard line. (3:09 left in 1st half.) I sure do wish I knew how to live-blog. lol. Two minute warning. Touchdown Pittsburgh! (11th play of the drive. It is being challenged.) For those of you who do not understand (I don't understand why you are reading this, but anyway...lol), if any part of the ball touches the goal line when you go down, it is a touchdown. It's been ruled a TOUCHDOWN!!! (1:55 left in this half.) 48 sec.s, TO Pittsburgh. Halftime.
RB Parker and Bettis celebrate TD.
GO BABY! 75 year TD. "(14:50) W.Parker right tackle for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history. Previous was Marcus Allen in SB XVIII (Raiders vs Redskins)... 74 yards." Seattle just got a TD after intercepting from us being inside the 20 yd zone. The score is now Sea 10, Pit 14.

I lost what I had already typed, because I did something stupid. So if it is short, sorry.

Fourth quarter, 10:46 left to play, and Pit intercepts the ball! 43 yard TD, Pit! (#86) " 1-10-SEA 43 (9:04) A.Randle El pass to H.Ward for 43 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Play was a reverse pass. QB pitched left to 39-Parker. Parker hands off to 82-Randle El coming right who throws for a TD. J.Reed extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-C.Gardocki." Yippie! 10-21.

Seahawks being challenged on the field. QB went down, ball came loose, but was he touched? (Yes.) Now let's see what the ref sees. He was touched, but because he hit the ground causing the ball to come loose, Seattle keeps possession.

WE WON! WE WON! WE WON! PITTSBURGH WON! Seahawks 10-Pittsburgh 21.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Michael Yon Won the Victory!

Here is the post I wrote yesterday over at WordPress, because I could not get my blogger to work.
Two website-radio personalities, Kevin and Gregg, are going to interview a nice couple from mid-western America who moved to Mass.!
A conservative Red State couple that moved to The People’s Republic of Cambridge Mass. They both attend the Harvard Divinity School. They are two conservatives in the most liberal of places. We will be discussing the differences between where they grew up (Kansas) and life in the Bay State. Should be very interesting.

Here is Christine’s blog, Christine Yantis Hargrove, along with her husband’s site, HDS Voice: The HDS conservative newsletter. Her husband Andy is the editor for the duration of this year, as they will graduate with Master’s degrees from HDS in June.
You may listen live-stream Sunday evening at 8pm EST, on station WRKO. You may also call in toll free with questions at 877-469-4322.
Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader. is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.
Please join me while I listen. These are very interesting and intelligent gentlemen. There is no bad language! lol. This is hard to find, nowadays. God bless you.
Well, I thought I had written the article about Michael, but I had written this instead. I had been meaning to write another post for Pundit Review about Michael Yon's problem having to do with copyright infringement (of one of his photos) with none other than our US Army(!), but my server was down. Argghhh.

Well, as it happens, I just received an e-mail from Kevin of Pundit Review stating that all the e-mails that hit the office of someone who could do something has been heard! Even though I was not a part of this in a big way, I would like to thank everyone who was.

I thought I wrote the story, but apparently it was one of the articles that got lost in the blogger glitch. Darn blogger! lol. Please check out Kevin's article over at the Pundit Review about this situation. He has many other articles pertaining to this story.

Michael Yon will be on with Gregg and Kevin this Sunday night during the 8pm EST hour to discuss the entire affair and his success. You may streamline the show live at WRKO. Remember, you can always call in to talk to Michael toll free at 1-877-469-4322.

Christine and Andy will be on in the 9pm EST hour. Please stick around for this loving couple's adventures in the land of Oz....er...Mass. lol.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Now That Hamas Has Been Elected To Run Palestine, And Peace Prevails ...

From Haaretz.com:

Israel Defense Forces troops on Friday thwarted what could be a major terror attack when arresting two Palestinians attempting to smuggle explosive belts out of the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Palestinians, aged 20 and 21, said they had been planning to bring the two explosives belts, each holding seven kg of explosives, to someone on the other side of a checkpoint on the northern end of Nablus, who was planning to detonate them in the center of the country.

The army said troops also found a knife in the suspects' possession. Sappers were neutralizing the explosives. No injuries were reported in the incident.


Security officials said Thursday that Hamas activists were involved in launching Qassam rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel after the organization's victory in the elections, despite its policy of maintaining "calm" in the territories.

Maybe we need to do as former US President Jimmy Carter said and "not cut off aid to the Palestinian people". After using up two good explosive belts as well as a handful of quality Qassam rockets surely the Palestinians could use a few extra US dollars to replenish their arsenal.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Action Alert Today: USA at the UN

My dear friends, I need your help. I am but one person but if we ban together, we can truly be the voice the people of Darfur, Sudan need to speak up and out for their very lives. Please join me, won't you?
Today, February 1st, the United States assumes the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for one month, giving America a unique opportunity to help the people of Darfur by leading the international community to take action. Specifically, the U.S. must use its time as head of the Council to take the necessary steps to turn the under-funded and under-equipped African Union peacekeeping force into a much stronger and more capable United Nations peacekeeping force. If America is serious about helping the people of Darfur, this is not an opportunity we can pass up.

Please join today’s National Call-In Day organized by Africa Action by calling the U.S. Mission to the United Nations at (212) 415-4050, and asking U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to introduce a Security Council resolution calling for a multinational intervention in Darfur in support of the African Union with a mandate to protect civilians.
Thank you.