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  • Chavez Threatening War With Columbia

    03/03/2008 7:21:23 AM PST · 31 of 42
    guitfiddlist to jdm

    Chavez and his goofy little soldier clowns better think twice before they start anything with Colombia. Colombian forces have been battle-hardened by several decades of their war against these terrorist groups.

    Not only that, the last time I was in Cartagena, I noticed quite a few tough-looking and very serious gringos with military haircuts around the hotel me and a buddy were staying at, who kept to themselves and didn’t have much to say when I was silly enough to ask’em - “So hey, what kinda work y’all do?”

    Parenthetically, the haircuts were a definite give-away. I remember when I was in the Air Force and had to visit an important tracking station in a Soviet-aligned nation (yeah, strange but true). I was told to go low-profile in civies but got no relief from the blatantly sore-thumb AFR 35-10 mandated haircut - back in the early 80’s, when nobody sported those. Also strange but true. Bureaucracies are not subject to common sense.

  • Bullet Dodged (Help Obama take Texas)

    03/03/2008 6:39:19 AM PST · 22 of 49
    guitfiddlist to wai-ming

    I agree. As much as I would like to have them slug it out into the summer, dividing the ‘Rats into implacably hostile “race versus gender” camps all the way to Denver, then have a really hot, muggy stretch of days with an air-conditioning failure in the convention center - with full color coverage of the carnage, maybe with Jerry Springer narrating between the flying chairs and ashtrays - I think that if Obama can finish off the Clintons once and for all, with major malice, then Shrillary and the Sinkmeister will help us send Obama to the trash heap of history, or better yet - to the defendant’s chair of a Chicago courtroom.

  • Asian Markets Tumble on Wall Street Drop(Nikkei: -4.49%)

    03/03/2008 12:53:16 AM PST · 8 of 9
    guitfiddlist to TigerLikesRooster

    Silver just broke $20 over here in Asian markets. Current time here in Shanghai is 4:50 in the afternoon. Let’s see if it holds over for US market opening...

  • Electron Filmed for First Time

    02/26/2008 4:53:08 AM PST · 36 of 69
    guitfiddlist to guitfiddlist

    Might I add, these guys were in the Physics Department, as opposed to the more utilitarian engineering departments.

  • Electron Filmed for First Time

    02/26/2008 4:49:28 AM PST · 34 of 69
    guitfiddlist to mkmensinger
    When you photograph an electron, don’t you then know the spped and location of the particle. What about Heisenberg?

    Excellent brilliant comment. I always had difficulty understanding the rationale behind Heisenberg's thesis - that because you can't measure one without affecting the other - with the theoretical tools at hand at his time - therefore both were indeterminate. This struck me as the supreme of human arrogance.

    However, the brilliant (and unusually patient and friendly PHD candidates I was lucky to work with at MIT, as a lowly Astro-Engineering student working on a summer term goof-off tech job), convinced me that perhaps the Universe is indeed Indeterminate. These guys are indeed the creative, exploring artists of the technocracy.

  • Message to Hillary Clinton: Best get out now

    02/24/2008 7:02:33 AM PST · 18 of 29
    guitfiddlist to COUNTrecount
    it's time for Hillary Clinton to give up her futile quest for the U.S. presidency. She needs to get out soon, putting a united Democratic party ahead of personal ambition before her reputation in a sometimes-ugly campaign is further sullied.

    I wish these defeatists would shut up. I've got some better advice...

    Hillary:

    Don't listen to negativity like the above. Stay in the race. Fight to the end. Go scorched Earth. Drag your husband's legacy into the toilet where it belongs. Fully expose the Democrats' entire election quandary for what it is - "Who is more entitled to the Presidency - African-Americans or Wymin?"

    Don't let your tired old NOW hags down. They're counting on you. Reach for some of those 900 files you got in that grubby witches bag of yours, and let fly those bats out of hell into the ether and airwaves.

    Above all, you can't give up now, the show's just beginning, and my popcorn's still in the microwave.

  • The Offshoring of America's Top Jobs

    02/24/2008 6:40:40 AM PST · 99 of 162
    guitfiddlist to Non-Sequitur

    Even the Indians are outsourcing. I occasionally work with some software companies out here in Shanghai, Mphasis for example, that are coding for Indian headquarters companies back in Mumbai, on software development projects from the US and Europe. The English language skills of local Shanghainese are too low for them to interface directly with US clients - but they’re cheaper than Indian coders, and the Indian project managers can make bigger profits.

    But lower costs are only part of the reason, as the Indian managers at these Shanghai branch companies tell me that competition in India for key IT skilled personnel in certain disciplines is so intense that they are forced to outsource to China.

  • The Offshoring of America's Top Jobs

    02/24/2008 3:27:35 AM PST · 80 of 162
    guitfiddlist to Momaw Nadon

    Consider changes in career. Certain seemingly negative developments can be a blessing in disguise. After the manufacturing automation company I worked for went belly-up in the Carolinas, due to our client base vastly shrinking due to offshoring - I took off elsewhere to get my job back.

    However, I ended up playing music for a living doing classic rock gigs, a lifelong dream, for all the very well-paid engineers and execs from these previous clients - as well as from other companies, in this fast-growing region, where one can actually make a living being a musician. Full Disclosure: I live in Shanghai, and the above is said with a bit of sarcasm, but only just a bit. I do like what I do for a living.

  • Opening Bell 1/22/08 Live Thread

    01/22/2008 5:14:45 AM PST · 8 of 97
    guitfiddlist to al baby

    I understand Henry Paulsen was on CNBC at 8am. Anybody catch that? If so, what did he say?

  • Aeroscraft ML866: Superyacht for the Sky Officially Launched

    10/09/2007 8:24:36 PM PDT · 28 of 64
    guitfiddlist to Reaganesque
    Or, you could buy one of these off some aliens. They might want to upgrade to one of the more compact and gravity-wave-efficient saucers. Contact George Noory at "Coast to Coast". I gather that he's trying to sell this to the public.

  • $100 Bill to Get High-Tech Face Lift

    08/26/2007 8:25:27 AM PDT · 29 of 40
    guitfiddlist to decimon

    Well, if Helicopter Ben believes in his own monetarist philosophy - the North Koreans are actually doing him a favor by saving him the trouble of having to print more money and drop it from choppers.

  • Greatest Mysteries: Is There a Theory of Everything?

    08/22/2007 1:15:50 AM PDT · 7 of 16
    guitfiddlist to SunkenCiv

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  • At Least 2 Dead After Two TV News Choppers Collide, Crash While Covering Car Chase in Phoenix

    07/28/2007 7:20:16 PM PDT · 261 of 279
    guitfiddlist to weegee
    Sometimes they seem to enjoy the thrill of the chase. I saw a 20+ car chase in Boston over a purse snatching (I think the driver may have then stolen a car). He crashed it into an apartment building and got away on foot on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

    Wow! Maybe that was the same one I witnessed in 1980. A couple of thieves from Roxbury looted a house in - I don't know - Somerville or somewhere'sville, stole the car at the house and went on a wild chase through several different towns - each of which picked up jurisdiction.

    The whole line of 20 squad cars from several towns came screaming and wailing down Beacon street and ended up in a crash right in front of my frat house. The stolen car had run a red light (not that anyone pays attention to red lights in Boston) and smashed into a crossing car. The next several squad cars then smashed into it and each other - bam - bam - bam. Cops jumped out the windows of their cruisers and quickly nailed the driver. The other guy escaped on foot and ran into one of the BU dorms across the street.

    Boston PD surrounded the neighborhood and used a bullhorn to tell the escaped robber that he was surrounded. I came out of my frat house to see what was going on. Apparently, the robber saw from the second floor across the street that the inner foyer door that I'd come out of had caught on the welcome mat and was stuck open. He came barreling across the street at full speed, straight for me - waving a big long screwdriver in his hand, closely followed by three cops with guns pointed in the air and all of them looking at their shoes. The robber was wearing sneakers - the cops were wearing slick-soled and slippery dress shoes. Go figure.

    I stepped aside at the last minute - thinking that I'd get a big phillips-head through the heart if I blocked him. They all ran right past me and right into the foyer of our frat - where I thought he'd be collared against the locked door. But, as mentioned before - it was ajar. The robber ran in - closed the door behind him - waved his screwdriver at some frat mates and made a beeline for the stairway to the back parking lot. A frat bro ran to the front door to let the cops in - who immediately ran straight into the soft drink storage closet. They had to be pulled out and redirected to the back staircase.

    Meanwhile, the robber had exited our back door then broke through the back door of the adjacent frat and was making his way up their back staircase to their front door. From my later perspective, it was an absolute keystone comedy, since after what seemed like only seconds after they had all bounded past me - like a Bugs Bunny cartoon they came bounding out of the front door of the neighboring frat house - thief still leading the way on sneaks - cops still focused on their shoes.

    The thief then had open road to press his advantage on foot - and was making use of it. He was halfway down Beacon street headed towards Mass Ave and widening his lead when one of the cops yelled to a big grizzly adams-looking guy, who was in the thiefs path, to stop him. Grizzly stuck out one big arm and clotheslined him - then started to wail on him. The cops finally got to the scene and proceeded to wail on poor ol'good citizen Grizzly, since he was having too much fun going to town on the robber.

    The cops finally cuffed the thief and led him down the middle of the street like conquering heroes - to the cheers of all of us frat guys and the other out-of-town cops milling around in the street. All of the frat houses brought out cases of soft drinks - and it was a moment straight out of a Coca-Cola commercial. It turned into an impromptu social pow-wow for all these neighboring police departments. The only thing missing was a barbecue.

  • Homeland General: Attack 'Could Happen Any Day'

    07/26/2007 10:37:03 AM PDT · 74 of 75
    guitfiddlist to kellynla

    A statement he shoulda made - if we weren’t so PC:

    “We know that you - Al-Qaeda, or any one of a number of our enemies, is going to strike us in a big way some time in the near future. But I must say, you’ve totally discounted the retaliatory fire that awaits you. Because even though I know that our people are PC idiots, as you obviously do, I also know that they are supremely vengeful people that will not hesitate to wipe you out, in a systemmatic and on-high way - as well as every last bit of civilization you supposedly bring with you, if you dare to wake them up from their childish delusions.

    Your move...”

  • Tempers flare on Iraq

    07/15/2007 5:26:18 PM PDT · 44 of 60
    guitfiddlist to Pedrobud
    Gramnesty is no conservative. I think he is in trouble in his next primary in SC. He has pissed off most conservatitives. He is very bright but I cannot undersatnd why he would support amnesty when 80% of republican were against it.

    His selfishness is pretty clear to me. McCain approached Graham and asked him if he would like to be VP. McCain needed Graham for the South Carolina primary and the rest of the South - which McCain has been smoldering over ever since 2000. Goober - thinking swiftly - answered "Wull, golly-gee whilikkers! Whaddya want me to throw overboard?" McCain just told him to sit tight until he was needed for whatever roadblock McCain threw in front of the Republicans.

    The Shamnesty thing probably looked like a godsend. McCain and Graham could both look like they were backing the Republican President while pandering to the Hispanic vote. But it blew up in their faces, since their strategy essentially dumped all over the Republican base, as well as every honorable citizen in this country.

    Now, what do they have? The red-hot hatred of every red-blooded, red-state American. The Media can't save them on this one, so they've already chucked them under the wheels of their own Railroading Express - but tagging them in self-serving fashion as losers due to their support for the Iraq war.

  • Olmert calls for Syria peace talks

    07/10/2007 8:24:14 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    guitfiddlist to Flavius
    However, Olmert said talks would be contingent on Syria ending support for Hezbollah, Hamas and other Islamic militant groups and scaling back ties with Iran.

    Yeah, like that's gonna happen. This overture is probably in response to pressure from the Kumbuya clowns at the State Department, so that Olmert can legitimately tell these bozos that he tried it their way, before all hell breaks loose in the region.

  • North American union plan headed to Congress in fall

    07/09/2007 10:55:12 PM PDT · 61 of 162
    guitfiddlist to JKrive

    NAW! or should I say NAU! No way. The American people would never go for such a union. The only way it could happen would be by forcing it on the American people, maybe by somehow getting half of all Mexicans into the US by some unfathomable means, in which case it wouldn’t matter much whether we merged or not. After that, the rest would indeed be easy. But no American President would ever try such a connivingly traitorous thing.

    Oh, wait...

  • Analysis: Rumors of Syria-Israel War

    07/09/2007 10:40:33 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    guitfiddlist to Jabba the Nutt

    I agree.

    Syria re-invades Lebanon, citing the turmoil between Hezbollah and Lebanese forces as the ostensible reason, but for a host of unstated reasons. Among them - hampering the Lebanese army’s attempt to reign in Hezbollah, putting an end to the UN tribunal trying Syria in essence for the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister, and the desire to act as Iran’s proxy in instigating a general war involving Israel, the US and Iran.

    In response, the US, which has been aiding Lebanese forces in regaining control of their country, recognizes that Lebanon is too weak to repel a full Syrian assault and invades Syria from Iraq. It’s actually a two-fer, since we can also take out their insurgent training camps and their cross-border weapons transfer infrastructure.

    Iran then launches a surprise retaliatory attack on US forces in Iraq - citing their obligations under the recently signed Iran-Syria Mutual Defense Pact. The US and Iran then get what both have been itching for, for years. An overt war. We then have justification to take out their nuke sites. Iran gets their apocalyptic war to bring back the 12th Mahdi. We launch air attacks on nuke sites. Iran retaliates with WMD bio attacks in the US. Global jihad is instigated by Iran, and breaks out in Europe, Asia and the US.

    It’s coming sooner or later, and this might be the start.

  • Lebanese Sources: Syria To Evacuate Citizins, Close Border

    07/07/2007 9:42:19 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    guitfiddlist to jeffers
    Syrian maneuver in Lebtucky doesn’t have to mean the end of the world.

    The way I see it, it could be at least TEOTWAKI, the end of the world as we know it. Here's how I see it could play out:

    Syria re-invades Lebanon, citing the turmoil between Hezbollah and Lebanese forces as the ostensible reason, but for a host of unstated reasons. Among them - hampering the Lebanese army's attempt to reign in Hezbollah, putting an end to the UN tribunal trying Syria in essence for the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister, and the desire to act as Iran's proxy in instigating a general war involving Israel, the US and Iran.

    In response, the US, which has been aiding Lebanese forces in regaining control of their country, recognizes that Lebanon is too weak to repel a full Syrian assault and invades Syria from Iraq. It's actually a two-fer, since we can also take out their insurgent training camps and their cross-border weapons transfer infrastructure.

    Iran launches a surprise retaliatory attack on US forces in Iraq - citing their obligations under the recently signed Iran-Syria Mutual Defense Pact. The US and Iran then get what both have been itching for, for years. Total war. We then have justification to take out their nuke sites. Iran gets their apocalyptic war to bring back the 12th Mahdi. We launch air attacks on nuke sites. Iran retaliates with WMD bio attacks in the US. Global jihad is instigated by Iran. Full religious war breaks out in Europe, Asia and the US.

    TEOTWAKI, in any literal sense of the term.

  • Why Britain and not the U.S.?

    07/07/2007 8:27:32 AM PDT · 43 of 120
    guitfiddlist to AliVeritas

    I am just guessing, but I suspect it has a lot to do with the accommodations our two different nations have made to their most prominent immigrant groups.

    Our two governments have made implicit decisions to cater and kowtow to two different groups. In our case - to illegal Mexicans, in their case - legal muslims. Why? Perhaps because neither of our countries are repopulating to the satisfaction of these imperious bastards. They don’t deign to explain their defacto decisions to us Plebes.

    Muslims in England are actively trying to muscle arm the UK into accepting their Sharia law. They wouldn’t have a prayer of having their way here, since that spot has already been taken by Mexicans mass-infiltrating the US, aided and abetted by traitorously self-serving ‘Rat politicos and a would-be Royal and his RINO running dogs.

    At least we can point and laugh at the UK, “Ha ha - our illegals are marginally less hostile to our culture than your legals are to yours.”

    Future historians will have a hard time explaining this Twilight Zone era, since they always assume rationality and sanity in the motives and decisions of nation-states.

  • Bill paves way for Canada's 'disappearance' (integration with U.S. and Mexico)

    06/24/2007 7:18:29 PM PDT · 80 of 312
    guitfiddlist to 2ndDivisionVet
    As an overseas expat someday returning to America..or the Americas, it might be somewhat interesting.

    "Welcome to Amexi-nada" (Spanish pun intended). "Please declare all Ameros in your possession. You can dump any dollars you've brought with you here in this bin, eh? This way to Re-immigration, por favor."

  • Bush vows permanent ban on future illegal migrants

    06/23/2007 9:43:33 PM PDT · 260 of 287
    guitfiddlist to Sub-Driver
    His excuses are like a child's. Laughable and contradictory:

    "We can't figger out how to keep them out, and they're doing good work that Americans won't do. Plus, we can't seem to find them. They go home from work everyday and we don't know where they live. And when they come in to get their driver's licenses, we don't know where they then drive off to. Their kids at our schools won't tell us where their parents live, and gee...some of these poor unfortunate immigrants don't have their kids, or parents, or sisters and brothers with them here...and that's just terrible. Yeah, we need to fix all that...and the answer is Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

    The would-be emperor has no credibility.

  • President Asks Senators To Muster 'Political Courage' To Pass Stalled Immigration Bill

    06/23/2007 9:06:58 PM PDT · 141 of 181
    guitfiddlist to Baladas
    George Bush "gets it". It's too many of us that don't "get it". He is not insane. He is not stupid, and he is not incompetent. It's worse than that. He is an elitist who believes that he has the right and the duty to dissolve the US in order to form an even more "perfect" union of Mexico, Canada and the US.

    All the pieces of the puzzle are becoming more prominent with each passing day of debate on this immigration shamnesty. The SPP , signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005 spells out the general framework in language that skirts around the whole issue of sovereignty. Bush has been working from the very beginning of his administration to implement this in stealthy piecemeal fashion, starting with his profound dereliction of duty at the border. The mass migration of illegals was Step One of his fait accomplis approach. Truly, does anyone really believe his pathetic excuses for why he can't do what even Mexico can and does do on its southern border?

    His excuses are like a child's. Laughable and contradictory: "We can't figger out how to keep them out, and they're doing good work that Americans won't do. Plus, we can't seem to find them. They go home from work everyday and we don't know where they live. And when they come in to get their driver's licenses, we don't know where they then drive off to. Their kids at our schools won't tell us where their parents live, and gee...some of these poor unfortunate immigrants don't have their kids, or parents, or sisters and brothers with them here...and that's just terrible. Yeah, we need to fix all that...and the answer is Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

    Step Two is this Bill, whereby in ratcheting form, this massive batch of illegals gets legalized - along with the right to bring up every Tomas, Ricardo, y Jorge in their family to share in the spoils. This was supposed to be snuck in by his fellow elitist backslappers, perfectly epitomized in this photo of RNC chairmen Martinez, Graham and Kennedy as they yukked it up after closed door sessions to sell out the US:

    Well, Step Two didn't go as planned. It got stopped..slammed cold. So, did Bush accept that and wait for a perhaps more opportune time? No. Instead, he called from Europe to tell them to re-submit it, and now he is desperately trying to get it re-genned up, even in the face of waning support from the GOP and adamant opposition from the people of the US. Why now? What's the emergency, any more than there's been an emergency for the last 6.5 years? In order to understand that, we need to take a look at what Step Three is.

    The next SPP summit will take place this August 21-22nd in Montebello, Quebec, and Bush wants to have this bill signed, sealed and delivered to present to this group as a huge step towards integration. After all, when half of Mexico is already here, what do we care if Mexico and the US merge? Plus, if Canada gets thrown in as part of the deal, it gives us all a place to run to when the US goes to absolute caca.

    The larger question is why does Bush want to do this. I think he may be looking at several factors:

    1. Rising and latently hostile powers all throughout the greater continent of Asia. Critical resources around the world are under the control of unstable and in many cases, hostile powers.
    2. The US is running out of younger citizens, since they were being aborted or not being conceived at all.
    3. To the North, there is Canada, chock full of resources, but no grunt labor to take advantage of it. To the South, a lot of oil and a basket case of cheap labor and draft age material, but all the industrial infrastructure is in the US.

    I think Bush also knows that US citizens would never choose to give up sovereignty, so democracy?.. shme'mock'racy. He knows best, and he's gonna make it happen regardless of what we poor schlubs want. It's all for the best anyway, notwithstanding all the cultural destruction it entails, but none of his crowd will suffer any of those nasty but "necessary" consequences in any case.

    Gotta love our own homegrown royalty.

  • House immigration plan aims to halt Senate bill ...(swing batter batter swing batter)

    06/20/2007 12:27:01 PM PDT · 37 of 73
    guitfiddlist to IrishMike

    Gee, George, it’s always those bloody Reichstags that get in the way. But not to worry, if you don’t have a match handy - you’ve always got NSPD 51.

  • Sgt Pepper must die! (overrated albums critiqued by different artists)

    06/20/2007 12:14:38 PM PDT · 19 of 32
    guitfiddlist to weegee
    Sgt Pepper must die! (overrated albums critiqued by different artists)

    Well, they said that about John Barleycorn too.

  • GOP Challenges Bush on Immigration Reform(Where's the fence!)

    06/20/2007 12:00:36 PM PDT · 19 of 63
    guitfiddlist to kellynla
    White House spokesman Scott Stanzel rejected the criticism that the administration has been lax in border enforcement. As one example, he cited a sharp rise in funding under Bush for stricter border control.

    Hey, Scotty-boy, you're really gonna have to do better than that. We're onto your pathetic Clintonistic snow jobs regarding your "efforts". Like the National Guardsmen who were sent down there, to ahhh...well...not actually police the border...but...ahhh...lend their logistical assistance to efforts underway to...ahhh...support existing infrastructural initiatives that are currently being pursued. Uhh...huh.

    So you've allocated the money. Have you SPENT the money? On what? And what were the results?

    Don't insult us with your pathetic justifications of absolute and willing failure. You're out of your league when it comes to explaining your slick little shenanigans to the conservative blogosphere.

  • GOP Challenges Bush on Immigration Reform(Where's the fence!)

    06/20/2007 11:28:51 AM PDT · 11 of 63
    guitfiddlist to kellynla

    Ok, Mr. President, time to lay down your SPP cards - and try to sell your sellout for the real reasons.

  • Egypt blasts Iran over Hamas takeover of Gaza ....(interesting)

    06/20/2007 11:25:57 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    guitfiddlist to IrishMike

    It’s always interesting to see spoiled, pampered brats turn from attacking the adult to attacking each other, when the adult seems to lack the will to police things anymore.

  • Immigration bill is a fraud

    06/17/2007 5:33:52 PM PDT · 70 of 78
    guitfiddlist to gpapa

    Let’s give Bush the benefit of several doubts:

    Let’s imagine that several years ago he was prescient enough to notice that in the face of rising and latently hostile powers all throughout the greater continent of Asia, the US was running out of younger citizens, since they were being aborted or not being conceived at all. He also may have noticed that critical resources around the world were under the control of unstable and in many cases, hostile powers.

    Yet to the North, there is Canada, chock full of resources, but no grunt labor to take advantage of it. To the South, a lot of oil and a basket case of cheap labor and draft age material, but not enough industries for them to toil in.

    Let’s assume he also noticed that the US worker is paid much more than the average laborer or office worker in the rising Asian powers, and that this was hindering the competitiveness of US industries. Wages needed to be decimated across the board.

    “Well hey...why don’t I just glop all three together...solve the yaknow..whole thing...one shot. American people will never go for it...but I can make it happen anyway...look the other way and let’em come in from the South, get comfy and all...then pass a law to make’em legal. After that...won’t be a big deal to get rid of the borders. Think I’ll give ol’ Vicente and Paulie-Wally a call..arrange a git-together.”

    What’s right with this theory? It fits what we know about Bush, for better and worse. Stubborn in what he believes are his absolute priorities, elitist in his beliefs - regardless of what his base believes, exceptionally deferential to Democrats, vicious to his own supporters, and overly enamored of the image of the hardworking, subservient and family-oriented Mexican immigrant. M-13 is just down the block in the DC area, but he’ll never have his territory marked by them.

    If we don’t realistically try to understand why Bush is pushing this insane nation-destroying bill, we will not be able to effectively fight him, his dimwitted GOP lackeys and his more-knowing ‘Rat accomplices.

    To explain Democrat support for Shamnesty, the theory is much simpler: “Hmmm...illegals...future Democrat voters...we will rule forever.”

  • Iran’s long game sets stage for war

    06/17/2007 11:22:07 AM PDT · 17 of 20
    guitfiddlist to maquiladora

    I think Bush is looking ahead to a world broken into a number of hostile blocs, and is by stealth and defacto-ism, trying to form a North American Union of Canada, the US and Mexico to act as a single and self-sufficient entity in such a world. A North American Union would guarantee resources and a labor force, since US citizens have not - and are not - reproducing in sufficient numbers to maintain our population.

    We need to be realistic about why he is adamantly stomping on his base to achieve this. Our other choice is that he has gone stark raving mad.

    That said, whether this is a wise move or not, he is selling out the citizens, destroying the national culture and trampling on the Constitution in order to achieve this. I think, though, that he is well aware of all that, but doesn’t care, since he thinks he knows best what is good for America, and is absolutely willing to do anything it takes to achieve his Superstate vision.

  • Behind the Amnesty Agenda - Time to go to the source!

    06/17/2007 9:52:43 AM PDT · 19 of 88
    guitfiddlist to PlainOleAmerican
    a revolution of some sort is on the way... Which sort?

    How about a nationwide strike by citizens against illegal immigration? An internet-blog inspired strike has never been organized before, but that's no reason not to try in these dire circumstances.

    We hear so much from La Raza and the clowns in DC about a day without illegals, when the truth of the matter is that we the "screw-ees" build and maintain the critical infrastructure that these useless parasites are infecting from above and below. Let's see how these political and economic viruses get along without a compliant host.

  • Former KGB On American Demoralization

    06/14/2007 10:17:39 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    guitfiddlist to Lusis

    An older relative of mine used to work as an outside “salesman” for a certain company in Langley, Virginia. He once told me that the Soviets were funding the 60’s anti-war movement, and that they were responsible for the whole thing. I responded that, as a 60’s/70’s generation person, I knew better. Just because the Soviets were throwing money at it didn’t mean they were causing it. The stupidity was completely indigenous and self-sustaining, and it continues to this day.

  • Spokesman for President Bush Posts on Free Republic About Immigration Bill

    06/14/2007 9:55:53 PM PDT · 1,230 of 1,759
    guitfiddlist to kristinn; nthompsonwhitehouse

    I haven’t read through 1000+ posts but I wonder if this spokesman has been asked directly about the SPP - the defacto North American Union of Canada, Mexico and the US.

    I’m afraid that the White House is doing a vast misdirection on us, apparently assisted by the entire swamp of elitist and insular Senate “royalty”. Here we are on FR, arguing about their pathetic justifications, such as the need for family reunions, doing the work Americans won’t, the price of lettuce, or “’goshdarnit, we just can’t figure out how to deport all those good hardworking people, since we don’t know where they are, and jeez-louise, that would be cruel anyway, and we don’t have enough buses to ship them back...yadeyadeya”.

    We accuse them variously of being in bed with fatcat CEO’s who want cheap labor, or we accuse Bush of being naively sentimental about all his Hispanic servants and that he wishes to reward all Mexicans for that, or we accuse them of being utterly incompetent, and that they couldn’t build a fence even if it came gift-wrapped and pre-fabbed from all the loyal citizens of this country.

    I think the answer is much worse than that. The White House is happy to have us squabbling over these diversionary arguments. I think they honestly believe in the need for this North American Union. Perhaps they’re looking ahead to all the geopolitical realignments occuring in Asia, Russia, Europe and the Mideast, and calculate that in a world marked by large and hostile blocs of aligned countries, the US needs to solidify a union that guarantees resources, cheap labor and a bit of influence (coercive or otherwise) with Latin America. Mexico would be the perfect enforcer to do some arm-twisting way to the south.

    Now, all that might make sense - which could explain why this White House is absolutely obsessive-compulsive about ramming this hugely unpopular shamnesty down our throats. I have never seen such energy, persistence and stamina from this administration on achieving any other initiative, especially in the face of clear, unified and adamant opposition from the base.

    Their strategy might be as follows: Set the conditions for a massive influx of Mexicans into the US via this bill. After that - there is no way that citizens can stop whatever comes next, as the newcomers will vote (legally and/or illegally..after all - what are laws when they get in the way of this administration?) to keep these people in power to implement all measures necessary to complete the union. If Democrat voters ever wake up to see the Faustian bargain they smirkingly are mashing in Republican faces, it’ll be too late anyway. This bill, if it becomes law, will be the end of America as we know it.

    So I would like to ask Nicholas Thompson directly, if the White House will absolutely and unequivocally state that it is committed to the Constitution and the sovereignty of the US, and that it repudiates any notion of forming a superstate composed of Canada, the US and Mexico, whereby there is free movement of peoples between all three countries. Would you be willing, as a White House spokesman, to state that for the record?

  • Bush: I Had My Watch All The Time

    06/13/2007 8:23:31 PM PDT · 15 of 31
    guitfiddlist to Dr. Frank fan
    Well in my opinion whether Bush’s watch got stolen, fell off, or (was teleported?) is probably one of the most - no, scratch that, THE most - important issue all of recorded human history. We MUST get to the bottom of this.

    It's great misdirection...watch closely, nothing up his sleeves, nothing in his palm - but Voila-amente...your country's being stolen from behind closed doors.

  • Ann Coulter: No Drug Smuggler Left Behind

    06/13/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT · 69 of 151
    guitfiddlist to Dan Evans
    In addition to giving the illegal-alien drug smuggler full immunity to testify against U.S. Border Patrol agents, the government gave him taxpayer-funded medical care for his buttocks wound, an unconditional border-crossing card, the right to sue the U.S. for "civil rights" violations and a GAP gift card.

    Deputy Sheriff Gilmer Hernandez shot at the tires of a van full of illegal aliens, inadvertently wounding one of them. Sutton prosecuted Hernandez. The government proceeded to give the illegal aliens green cards and $100,000 each.

    The actions of this administration are so utterly insane that it's hard to discern when a satirist is using rhetorical exaggeration. I frankly believe that the only hyperbole in the above quotes is the thing about the GAP gift card.

    Ann must have thought, "How do I satirize this border bungling administration when they write and act out their own satire?"

  • Caption these pictures (G8 Summit)

    06/12/2007 7:12:19 PM PDT · 19 of 30
    guitfiddlist to G8 Diplomat

    Bush: Yeah, I know, not enough Port-A-Potties. But you can go right over there between those two tents...

  • Caption these pictures (G8 Summit)

    06/12/2007 7:01:07 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    guitfiddlist to G8 Diplomat

    Putin: We are unifying and building a powerful Russia, with one people, one culture and one language!

    Bush: Lo siento. No entiendo.

  • Rather: Moonves Doesn't Know About News

    06/12/2007 6:40:54 PM PDT · 16 of 39
    guitfiddlist to mdittmar

    The only time you hear Truth from Leftists is when they’re using it to fight each other. When they get into an internal ‘Ratfight, you hear every last bulls-eye criticism we’ve been firing at each of them for years - but which were routinely denied and ignored by them and the MSM.

  • CBS blames sexism for bad ratings

    06/12/2007 6:31:20 PM PDT · 33 of 64
    guitfiddlist to mcenedo

    This clown epitomizes the projectionist hypocrisy and stupidity of the elitist Left on issues of sex and race.

    He accuses the entire public of sexism - when he, as part of the completely unrecontructed good ol’boy media honcho club - decides that he can put this mindless twerp in as anchor and it’ll work because she’s a woman. “Hey, Les - let’s put a woman in there, yeah...any woman will do, maybe a cheerleader type just for fun. They’ll have to accept her - else we’ll accuse them of sexism.”

    Usually, Leftist scumbags get away with putting unqualified people in positions they don’t deserve, using coercive power to mash it in our faces - but they forgot that in this case - people have a choice in who and what they watch.

  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 8:02:08 PM PDT · 39 of 105
    guitfiddlist to Shaun_MD
    Yeah. In order to compete with the EU and China as they dump the dollar, as well as all the other alliances that are springing up, we have to form our own little strategic alliance. The power of three nations combined can do a better job of competing in the global market. All to compete with the future big dog, namely China when their economy really takes off. That’s my best guess.

    I think you are absolutely right. In all fairness, I think that Bush believes that he is doing the right thing for America in the long run. However, I also believe that he has violated his oath of office - regarding his allegiance to the US and to the Constitution. But I think he truly believes, in his elitist philosophy, that he has the right to do this.

  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 7:48:04 PM PDT · 32 of 105
    guitfiddlist to justanotherfreeper

    We have reached the surreal in American politics, the active subjugation of the Republic by our REPUBLICAN leaders. But the big question we should be discussing is WHY? Some theories I’ve heard:

    - Bush is sentimental about his Hispanic nurse-maids, and wants to bring in between 50 to 120 million Mexicans in honor of his memories of them.

    - Bush is toadying up to the fatcats who own farms, convenience stores, chicken-processing plants, construction companies and lawn services to enrich them at our expense.

    - Bush believes in the North American Superstate of Canada, the US and Mexico - and is implementing this plan in piecemeal fashion - first by intermingling US and Mexican populations. The rest of the plan would go down much easier after this nation-dissolving step. http://www.spp.gov/

    Which theory makes the most sense? Or, are there other theories out there?

  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 7:33:40 PM PDT · 12 of 105
    guitfiddlist to E. Pluribus Unum
    There is something going on under the radar that the American public is not privy to. I wish I knew what it was

    Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America

    Otherwise, known as Oceania.

  • Bush’s wristwatch disappeared while he shakes hands with Albanian citizen

    06/11/2007 6:55:23 PM PDT · 35 of 84
    guitfiddlist to DTA

    Well, he won’t get the time of day from me. But I’m sure he knows how to ask, “A que hora es?”

  • Bush Tries to Save Immigration Bill

    06/11/2007 6:43:17 PM PDT · 60 of 60
    guitfiddlist to Cedric
    Alcoa or Reynold’s?

    Read it for yourself. Sure, I didn't believe any of this either - before Bush demonstrated a suicidal urge to destroy the basic fabric of this nation - and for what purpose? None of the other motives make any sense - but this one does, to an insulated elitist. In any case, you will be hearing more about the SPP as the snickers die down and our "leaders" start openly referring to and defending the concept.

    "Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America

    The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) was launched in March of 2005 as a trilateral effort to increase security and enhance prosperity among the United States, Canada and Mexico through greater cooperation and information sharing.

    This trilateral initiative is premised on our security and our economic prosperity being mutually reinforcing. The SPP recognizes that our three great nations are bound by a shared belief in freedom, economic opportunity, and strong democratic institutions.

    The SPP provides the framework to ensure that North America is the safest and best place to live and do business. It includes ambitious security and prosperity programs to keep our borders closed to terrorism yet open to trade.

    The SPP builds upon, but is separate from, our long-standing trade and economic relationships. It energizes other aspects of our cooperative relations, such as the protection of our environment, our food supply, and our public health.

    Looking forward, President Bush, Prime Minister Harper and President Fox have identified emergency management; influenza pandemics, including avian influenza; energy security; and safe and secure gateways (border security and facilitation) as key priorities for the SPP. The Leaders also announced the creation of North American Competitiveness Council to fully incorporate the private sector into the SPP process." (more at http://www.spp.gov/)

  • Bush Tries to Save Immigration Bill

    06/11/2007 6:26:14 PM PDT · 58 of 60
    guitfiddlist to kcar
    Bush swore to uphold and protect the constitution. That's his job and he hasn't done it. Bush's whining that he can't do this unless a "comprehensive" plan is fashioned for dealing with the invasion of our southern borders is incomprehensible. Bush is a traitor and his legacy will be harsh.

    But you see, all that is not important. Bush has a higher calling and responsibility. As with the jihadists, he believes it's proper, effective and good strategy to lie to the American people about his loyalty to the Constitution and the American public, since he has a supreme vision of a new North American Superstate, currently referred to in government NewSpeak as "The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (http://www.spp.gov), composed of Mexico, Canada and the US. We should not question his goals nor his methods since, after all, he knows what is best and he is the "Decider".

    Sure, implementing all this will be nasty, brutal and murderously chaotic for the citizens of this nation, but not to worry, he has a new 98,000 acre ranch in Paraguay where he and his elitist ilk can ride it all out. The man does think ahead.

  • Bush says immigration bill will survive

    06/11/2007 8:54:59 AM PDT · 194 of 305
    guitfiddlist to Orange1998
    Maybe he is going to retire in Guatemala.

    Oops, I meant Paraguay.

  • Bush says immigration bill will survive

    06/11/2007 8:33:57 AM PDT · 173 of 305
    guitfiddlist to VictoryGal

    The Bush family has purchased a huge parcel of land in Guatemala. Why? I think he knows full well what this measure will do to the country, and the chaos that will come from it. He just doesn’t want his own to suffer it.

    I also believe he is doing what he thinks is right for Humanity, and that he believes, in all his pigheaded arrogance, that he has the right to circumvent the People, the Constitution and the great traditions of this nation by steamrolling this nation-killing measure into law. Our Nation and We the People mean nothing to him - because he’s following his all-trumping personal Conscience and Judgement - and the death of this nation is just an unfortunate but necessary step towards the achievement of his utopian vision of a unified planet.

    May he and his directly reap what he is sowing.

  • Bush says immigration bill will survive

    06/11/2007 7:57:45 AM PDT · 112 of 305
    guitfiddlist to VictoryGal

    OK folks, now that we’re in the twilight zone of governmental plans and designs, it’s time to entertain the “out-there” theories on why Bush is insisting on this nation-destroying plan. The other sycophants and fellow travelers are easier to understand. Kennedy and fellow ‘Rats all know the illegals will vote ‘Rat. On the supposed other side of the aisle, McCain would send his grandma thru a woodchipper to become President - through any big momentous measure that totally screws the Republicans - thereby earning the ephemeral gratitude of the media and ‘Rat voters. And running-dog sycophants like Lindsey Graham have their lips stuck solidly to certain parts of McCain’s anatomy, thinking they’ll be close to some sort of payoff in a McCain feifdom. But Bush is a different nutcase to crack.

    I’d considered the possibility that he is sentimentally reacting to his Hispanic servants and nurse-maids - with thoughts like “Golly gee whilikers, they were so nice and subservient and hard-working - we need to bring 50 to 120 million of them here just to reward them for a few of them being so nice to me.” I wouldn’t put it past him - but I just don’t think that’s it.

    Another possibility is that he’s sitting down with the worst stereotypes of the fat-cat top-hatted capitalists - selling out the American worker so each of them can eke out a few more hundred million, in order to buy a solid gold back-scratcher from Montgomery Burns, and have the entire nation become a bunch of Mr. Smithers’s to wait on them hand and foot. I don’t think that’s it either.

    The only rational explanation of his motives is to implement the SPP - the North American Superstate, composed of Canada, the US and Mexico. I think that Bush believes, in all his insular delusionality, that “Hey - we need to compete with Asia, which’s got a lotta cheap labor, resources and now has all the technology and industrial infrastructure to kick our butts. So, we gotta compete. We gotta get the same like...combo. No problemo - we’ll just glop all our contiguous nations together and we’ll like have another Asia righ’chere! Canada for the resources ‘nd stuff, the US for the know-how, and Mexico for all the cheap labor. Presto-amente!”

    This is the most believable of the possible motives, so far. But there are some problems with this theory too. Bush, along with his best buddy Clinton, aided and abetted the technology and infrastructure transfer to Asia in the first place, via tax incentives and other measures to shift US manufacturing overseas. Why would he do that, if he was so concerned about competing with Asia? Maybe the answer is even worse. Maybe he’s a globalist to the core - believing that the world has to come together in one big amorphous melting pot - dysfunctional as it may seem in the beginning - but that the first steps have to be taken in the direction of a totally unified humanity.

    Don’t get me wrong - I believe the above is completely unworkable elitist crap - but in order to understand and combat our opponent - we must be realistic about what he may honestly believe.

  • Marines Maul The Brass Via the Net

    06/06/2007 6:41:55 PM PDT · 6 of 14
    guitfiddlist to RedRover
    marines note what goodies the army has, and they have not, and how the army stuff saves the lives of soldiers, and makes life easier, as well as safer. The principal items in question are small UAVs

    The Marines "get it". As an avid RC/er - I've been saying this for over twenty years, ever since I was at IBM's defense marketing office in LA (FSD) in the 80's. The DOD had set up a 4 billion-dollar a year purple-suit office at the Pentagon just for UAV's. And what did they do? The same bloody thing they always do. Order full-sized aircraft in most cases with none of the special advantages of an RC-sized unit - or small but million dollar units overstuffed with everything the engineers can cram into it (Lockheed Aquila).

    The Marines' small UAV is a step in the right direction, but it would get laughed off any RC field for its performance. The Marines and Army could both use RC choppers for area and street corner surveillance, sniper control and tactical air support. Their procurement offices need to go outside their normal circle of gazillion-dollar aerospace defense contractors and try something new - like wandering down to a local RC field and see demos put together for less than 10K a unit.

    They could use these over every street corner and over every section of key highway.

    And they could use these 200mph-plus units for tactical air support. The days of man behind rock/building/wall shooting at another man behind rock/building/wall should be long over.

  • McCain sets self apart at debate

    06/06/2007 8:38:02 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    guitfiddlist to John Cena

    McCain definitely has the reverse Midas touch with the base he has to win over. When it comes to backing the President on the WOT - a position that resonates strongly with the GOP - McCain stabs it in the back, just like he did with the Supreme Court nominations via his gang of 14.

    But look where he joins with the President - on things that infuriate the base. Campaign Finance Reform (Bush did sign it), the Education Bill and now this pig of an immigration “reform” bill.

    He is certainly a backstabbing SOB, but a stupid one to boot. If he’d backstabbed the President on the above loony initiatives - he’d actually might be half the hero he thinks he is.