Congress Approves ‘Torture’… Of U.S. Troops

Black Five begs the Question: If waterboarding is torture and torture is illegal, then didn't Congress break the law every year when they passed a military budget that contains funds specifically dedicated to conducting waterboarding as a matter of course?

And that matter of course is known as S.E.R.E (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) training. The Democratic Party has long argued that waterboarding and the other methods used by the US military to extract information from terrorist detainees are, in reality, “torture”. However, the Democratic-controlled Congress has continued to fund military training in which our servicemen are put through interrogation resistance techniques designed to help them withstand harsh treatment if captured. -The very same coercive techniques used against suspected terrorists.

Naturally, this leads me to wonder why the Democratic leadership is so concerned about the well being of Al Qaeda, while at the same time, completely unphased that (according to their own argument) our men and women are being “tortured” as a part of their resistance training. -So waterboarding is evil for Jihadis but is A-OK on our troops?
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I Want to Believe; I Have to Believe

A lot of people have been making fun of Dennis Kucinich for his comment about seeing a UFO while visiting a friend’s house. I, for one, think that Kucinich is a complete idiot in need of a good ass kicking… but in this case I happen to understand where he’s coming from.

About two months ago while working security at a Maloof beer factory here in Las Cruces; I saw what I can only explain as being a UFO hovering not 300 yards away from me. Usually when I see what appears to be strange lights in the sky it always turns out to be a helicopter or some type of airplane. And that’s exactly what ran through my head when I first saw this orange glow.

However, to my shock, as the object floated closer I knew right away that whatever this was, it was not an aircraft known to the public. I didn’t even look like an aircraft at all. It literally looked like a ball of fire about the size of a large vehicle. It slowly descended to a height just over a nearby light post and stopped dead in front of me at about 50 yards.

Now at this point my heart is racing and I’m pretty much unable to move. But the first actual thought that popped in my mind was grab my phone to try to get a picture of what I was seeing. I reached, with my left hand, to the bottom of my left front pocket and quickly pulled out my cell phone. I scrambled to set the picture function on the phone while reaching an arm out to line up for the shot. At this point, the object had been hovering for a good ten seconds.

I swear that it recognized what I was doing because as soon as I took the picture, the object drew back slowly at a 45 degree angle and then shot straight up at a speed I’ve never seen. Before I could fully focus on its direction, the object had traveled so far that it was out of sight. -This was an experience that I will never forget. The rest of the night I was extremely confused and my adrenaline had peaked.

I know without doubt that what I witnessed was a UFO. This wasn’t a shape off in the distance… this was right in front of my face. What comforts me after the event, is knowing that I live in Southern New Mexico. Here in Cruces we have White Sands Missile Range. Just East of us is Holloman Air Force Base (home of the F-117 Stealth Fighter); as well as Roswell, NM. And of course, to the north is the Los Alamos National Laboratory. So, maybe what I saw was some type of top secret project… but as I said, I doubt it.

Ralph Nader Sues Democratic Party

They scheme to give illegal aliens and felons the right to vote… and they conspire to silence those who threaten their power structure. -Surprised, not.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer advocate and 2004 independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader sued the Democratic Party on Tuesday, contending officials conspired to keep him from taking votes away from nominee John Kerry.

Nader's lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, also named as co-defendants Kerry's campaign, the Service Employees International Union and several so-called 527 organizations such as America Coming Together, which were created to promote voter turnout on behalf of the Democratic ticket.

The lawsuit also alleges that the Democratic National Committee conspired to force Nader off the ballot in several states.

Nader points out the obvious in his skewering of the Democratic Party and their efforts to forcefully squash the marketplace of ideas.

"The Democratic Party is going after anyone who presents a credible challenge to their monopoly over their perceived voters," Nader said in a statement. "This lawsuit was filed to help advance a free and open electoral process for all candidates and voters. Candidate rights and voter rights nourish each other for more voices, choices, and a more open and competitive democracy."

Retard Questions Bush’s Mental Health

Hilarious coming from him…

UN Expert Calls For Death to America

In another example of complete love for those who oppress (kill) women and those who live solely for the death of nonbelievers, the United Nations has, yet again, called for the release of captured terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay.

UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. human rights expert is calling on the United States to prosecute or release suspects detained as "unlawful enemy combatants" and to move quickly to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Martin Scheinin, the U.N.'s independent investigator on human rights in the fight against terrorism, said in a report released Monday that he's concerned about U.S. detention practices, military courts and interrogation techniques.

He urged the U.S. government to end the CIA practice of extraordinary rendition, in which terrorism suspects are taken to foreign countries for interrogation.

Scheinin said he was also concerned about what he termed "enhanced interrogation techniques reportedly used by the CIA," saying that under international law "there are no circumstances in which cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment may be justified."

Naturally, his concern for the daily killing of innocent people by terrorists across the world is absent. It’s taken a sick leave… it’s under the weather.

George Bush Hates White People!

After President Bush launched a war simply to kill innocent Muslims and single-handedly spawned Hurricane Katrina to level the poor black neighborhoods of New Orleans, he then went straight for the white residents of Malibu with hellish fires and choking smoke. -He can't be stopped!

My Way News) On the fourth day of a vicious firestorm, exhausted firefighters and weary residents looked forward Wednesday to a break - an expected slackening of the fierce wind that has fanned the state's explosive wildland blazes.

The fires have burned 410,000 acres, or about 640 square miles, causing at least $100 million in damage. Twenty-one firefighters and at least 24 others have been injured. One person was killed by the flames, and the San Diego medical examiner's officer listed four other deaths as connected to the blazes.

Expose the Left

I don’t read too many major Republican blogs given that most of them are total shit. They’re not as bad as left-wing blogs, of course, but I find their readership completely asinine. However, there are a few, out of the dozens, that I read regularly. One of those (at least before he opened his site for readers to post material) was Ace of Spades. Ace is freakin hilarious and his sarcasm is only something that I wish I could emulate. -Now his blog sucks, but he still is my favorite blogger.

Another of my favorites is the self-titled website, "Ian Schwartz". Some of you might remember Ian from "Expose the Left". That website, by far, was the best Republican site on the Internet. Unfortunately, he shut it down to take a chance with what was then a startup site called Hot Air. You can’t blame the guy because if Michelle Malkin comes calling, you pretty much take the opportunity. -The only reason I started reading Hot Air was because I followed Ian there.

A few months ago he left Allah, Bryan (he’s cool) and Michelle to restart his solo career. But what Hot Air did (in my opinion) was basically rip off Ian’s nitch of Republican video blogging and tried to make it their own. And with Michelle’s clout they pretty much took it over; although, Ian is slowing building a new, substantial readership with great video posts. So, I hope everyone checks out Ian’s new site. And if you comment, let him know OPN sent you.

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Who The Hell is Ron Paul?

Okay, somewhere along the way I missed the whole Ron Paul thing. I just noticed that one day, for some reason, he was all over the net and then the television.

Frankly, I don’t give a shit about the guy. But it sucks to visit political blogs and have to read some piece about how ridiculous he and his supporters have been. So maybe someone can tell me why I, or anyone, should care about this wanker. Either that or maybe everyone can shut the hell up about him.

The ACLU Comes to the Rescue…

… Of a man who beat an elderly woman to death with a tire iron!

Associated Press) The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a halt to the planned execution of condemned inmate William Castillo – just 90 minutes before he was to get a lethal injection for beating an elderly woman to death with a tire iron.

The high court ordered a last-minute stay following a hearing on a petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop any executions pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court review of lethal injection methods.

The “fear” (political positioning) is that the combination of drugs used in the injection might subject the inmate to extreme pain before he or she dies. In the mind of the ACLU and other anti-death penalty advocates, this possibility violates the 8th amendment; which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

All of this, of course, is unconscionable considering the man beat an elderly woman to death. I happen to think what the ACLU and others are doing to the families of the victims of murderers like William Castillo is cruel and unusual punishment. -Castillo would have been lucky to die by lethal injection.

Military: Al Qaeda in Iraq Crippled

I have to admit that I’m somewhat surprised to hear even the slightest optimism in terms of the decimation of Al Qaeda in Iraq. It’s not that I ever thought Al Qaeda could match the might of the American military; but I simply believed that Al Qaeda was rooted in too deep for any overall plan to be this effective.

Washington Post) The U.S. military believes it has dealt devastating and perhaps irreversible blows to al-Qaeda in Iraq in recent months, leading some generals to advocate a declaration of victory over the group, which the Bush administration has long described as the most lethal U.S. adversary in Iraq…

There is widespread agreement that AQI has suffered major blows over the past three months. Among the indicators cited is a sharp drop in suicide bombings, the group's signature attack, from more than 60 in January to around 30 a month since July. Captures and interrogations of AQI leaders over the summer had what a senior military intelligence official called a "cascade effect," leading to other killings and captures. The flow of foreign fighters through Syria into Iraq has also diminished, according to officials.

My plan for victory in Iraq is clear cut and would work, but of course the Bush administration would never even consider this type of move. So all we can hope for is that the United States military continue to kill every terrorist and insurgent they can find. And with news that AQI is on the brink of collapse, it gives the disaster in Iraq a foothold to leverage off.

MSM: Bush Sucks, Gore is Awesome

So there:

As one would have thought, the media used Gore’s sham of a Nobel Prize victory to childishly attack the Bush administration. Not even grade schoolers are this pathetic.

US newspapers Saturday hailed Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against climate change, saying it showed up failings of President George W. Bush in the seven years since he beat Gore to the White House.

"For more than 20 years, Mr. Gore persisted in the face of intense skepticism and criticism with his warnings about the impact of global warming on the planet," the Washington Post wrote, hailing the award as "vindication". It interpreted Gore's as "yet another perceived rebuff to the unpopular president."

"Mr. Bush's inaction on climate change is one of the major failings of his presidency," it said.

But what about the New York Times and LA Times? Surely, they’ll have something to say about how Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize is a slap in the face to all of those people who are actually risking their lives for peace:

"It shouldn't have to be left to a private citizen -- even one so well known as Mr. Gore… [to] champion solutions to a problem that endangers the entire planet," the New York Times argued in Saturday's edition.

"That should be, and must be the job of governments. And governments -- above all the Bush administration -- have failed miserably."

The view was echoed in the Los Angeles Times, where opinion columnist Jonathan Chai wrote: "Gore's triumph is a measure of George W. Bush's disrepute."

Ah, yes. Leave it to the MSM and the Nobel jackweeds to care more about trying to poke President Bush in the eye, than they care about "peace" and a better future. But at least one major media outlet did the right thing:

The Wall Street Journal in its Nobel editorial meanwhile made no mention of Gore but gave a list of worthy non-winners, such as the monks who led recent pro-democracy protests in Myanmar, and people braving danger to rebuild Iraq.

And The Hypocrite Award Goes To…

Al Gore!

There’s nothing much to say. Once upon a time the Nobel Peace Prize actually meant something. Obviously, now it means jack shit.

Oh, and just one of Gore's mansions uses 20 times the energy of an average home.

Democrats Extend 'Police State' Powers

After the constant harping from Democratic leaders about the evils of the Bush Administration, in terms of NSA wiretapping, congressional Democrats are set to extend the broad powers of the “controversial” surveillance program. –Proving, yet again, that Democrats were willing to undermine their own country for short term political gain:

New York Times) Two months after vowing to roll back broad new wiretapping powers won by the Bush administration, Congressional Democrats appear ready to make concessions that could extend some of the key powers granted to the National Security Agency.

Bush administration officials say they are confident they will win approval of the broadened wiretapping authority that they secured temporarily in August as Congress rushed toward recess, and some Democratic officials admit that they may not come up with the votes to rein in the administration.

A Democratic bill to be proposed Tuesday in the House would maintain for several years the type of broad, blanket authority for N.S.A. wiretapping that the administration secured in August for just six months…

A competing proposal in the Senate, still being drafted, may be even closer in line with the administration’s demands, with the possibility of including retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that took part in the N.S.A.’s once-secret program to wiretap without court warrants.

No one is willing to predict with certainty how the issue will play out. But some Congressional officials and others monitoring the debate over the legislation said the final result may not be much different than it was two months ago, despite Democrats’ insistence that they would not let stand the August extension of the N.S.A.’s powers.
H/T: Wake Up America.

Modern Liberalism and its Danger

Reuters picked up a recent article of mine and posted it on their 'Politics Blog Post' section. The article is called "More Dangerous than Al Qaeda” and it’s about how modern liberalism is far more dangerous to this nation than terrorist organizations. It’s worth a read if you haven't checked it out.

Clinton Hires National Security Threat

Now that Hillary's felon/fundraiser is in jail, it’s important to surround herself with people who will do anything to protect or even erase her policy failures. And her new foreign policy advisor is someone who has admitted he will do just that.

Examiner.Com) Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate .

Berger has admitted stealing documents from the National Archives in advance of the 9/11 Commission hearings in 2003. The documents, written by White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, were a “tough review” of the Clinton administration’s shortcomings in dealing with terrorism…

At some point, if Hillary Clinton is elected president (God help us), she will be provided classified Intelligence in order to make informed decisions on complicated terrorism issues. And as Professor Jonathan Adler, a key Clinton supporter pointed out; having Sandy Berger in a position to review such material is ‘incomprehensible’.

“If Senator Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee, at some point she will begin to receive national security briefings that will include sensitive information. At such a point, continuing to keep Berger on board as a key advisor, where he might have access to sensitive material, would be beyond incomprehensible.”

Fuck Paramount Pictures

I spend $800 on a new Playstation 3 (with accessories). I spend way over a grand on a new flat-panel HD television. I spend a shit load of cash on a HD surround sound system. -All in anticipation of gaming in High Def and watching the latest movies like, ””, on Blu-Ray (the best High Def video system you can get).

But leave it to a movie studio to fuck over thousands of movie goers in a gamble to save a few bucks. –Paramount dropped their support for Blu-ray disc a few months ago, expecting the war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD to end with HD-DVD on top. This means that “Transformers”, a Paramount picture, will not be released on Blu-ray disc. Which pisses me off because one of the main reasons I bought all of this technology was because I wanted to watch “Transformers” and capture the great experience of watching the film in theaters.

By far, “Transformers” (next to watching the Matrix for the first time) was the best experience I’ve ever had watching a movie. It was incredible and the first thing I thought after seeing it was: Shit! I have to get a new TV and HD player because I have to see this thing like it was meant to be.

But now I’m forced to see the DVD-release commercials for “Transformers” and hear the voiceover announce, “Available only on DVD or exclusively on, HD-DVD”. -The movie comes out on the 16th, the previews look awesome, and I’m sitting here with my thumb up my ass 'cause of some studio executive. –You fuckin’ bastards.

20% of Dems Want US to Lose in Iraq

Well imagine that

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics) Nearly one out of every five Democrats thinks the world will be better off if America loses the war in Iraq, according to the FOX News Opinion Dynamics Poll released Thursday.

The percentage of Democrats (19 percent) who believe that is nearly four times the number of Republicans (5 percent) who gave the same answer. Seven percent of independents said the world would be better off if the U.S. lost the war.

McCain Says Money Not That Important

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - Republican says he's "not overjoyed" by his recent fundraising but that it's not that big a deal.

"If money mattered, I think (Nelson) Rockefeller would be president—would have been president—of the United States," the Arizona senator said in an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday.

Yeah, but common sense policies are… So you better hope there’s a magic pill for that

The 'Son of Star Wars'

-The next step to ensure American security and military dominance.

In a lot of areas President Bush has failed in his presidency but fortunately, for us, his leadership has actually led to some great accomplishments for our country. Obviously, the economy has made historic progress but more importantly, the “Son of Star Wars” missile defense system is alive and well.

Given that this is a success for the administration, the military and for America in general, "critics" will cry and complain about the prospect of proactively defending our interests. But the day I put our defense in the hands of these hippie liberal douches, is the day I think Sean Penn is a political genius.

Intl. Herald Tribune) After a successful test last week, the tracking radars and interceptor rockets of a new American missile defense system can be turned on at any time to respond to an emerging crisis in Asia, senior military officers said Tuesday.

General Victor Renuart Jr., the senior commander for defense of United States territory, said that the antimissile system could guard against the risk of ballistic missile attack from North Korea even while development continues on a series of radars in California and the Pacific Ocean and on interceptor missiles in Alaska and California.

While the new system is limited, it is the most extensive anti-ballistic missile system the Pentagon has fielded since the Safeguard ABM system near Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota was briefly operated, starting in 1975. Congress immediately voted to shut it down, and it operated for only a few months.

"We can bring missiles up or take them down as need be so that they can continue doing the testing," said Renuart, commander of the military's Northern Command, based in Colorado Springs. But, he added, "I'm fully confident that we have all of the pieces in place that, if the nation needed to, we could respond."