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Dec 29, 2004
|JRR Tolkien (by way of Peter Jackson) and Bill Gates.
Because they are responsible for the two things that have taken up most of my time for the last four days: "The Lord of the Rings" and XBOX/HALO 2.
Don't like it? Deal.
Don't worry... I'll go back to thrashing the enemies of truth, justice, and the American way soon enough. But until then I'm happily defending "Middle Earth" and killing alien races bent on my destruction... hey, I guess those two aren't so different after all.
If I don't stop back before the ball drops, Happy New Year, and I'll see ya when I see ya.
And to Papa Ray, who told me in the comments to "quit slackin' and start postin'" - I know this won't be enough to satisfy you, but hang in there. Once I have quenched my thirst for Orc/Covenant blood it'll be back to business as usual around here. (and if that last sentence made NO sense to you whatsoever, congratulations: YOU ARE NOT A NERD)
Dec 25, 2004
|and Semper Fi to all Marines (and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Coasties) who can't be home today.|
Dec 23, 2004
Check this guy out. Good stuff from a Doggie tanker in Iraq.
Thanks to The Crowe for pointing him out.
|Yeah, big surprise, I know.
Click here to read the latest screed, but make sure all throwable objects that you want to keep intact are out of reach or taped down.
The only reason I bring her up at all is this statement:
The Bushies are betting a lot on the January election, even though a Shiite-dominated government will further alienate the Sunnis - and even though Iraq may be run by an Iranian-influenced ayatollah. That would mean that Iraq would have a leadership legitimized by us to hate us.No worse than pontificating on the ins and outs of international policy and military tactics - when you have no experience with either one - from the Op/Ed desk at the NYT. Didn't you start out life writing a fashion column? Pot. Kettle. Black.
Oh, and the closing dig at how "Iraqis may vote for a theocracy, just like Americans chose to live in a theocracy created by Bush" is priceless.
|Every day, I grow more and more thankful for MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute. These guys are working overtime to let the rest of us know exactly what goes on inside the chick-pea sized brains of what I can only describe as "the enemy."
Little Green Footballs pointed out this one yesterday:
The story follows an Israeli candidate for Prime Minister, Yitzhak Cohen, who is also the military commander of the West Bank. The opening sequence of the show contains graphic scenes of surgery, and images of a Palestinian girl in a hospital whose eyes have been removed, with bandages covering the sockets.MEMRI has video of this Iranian "After-School Special," but I had problems getting it to run. Fortunately, they also supplied a transcript of portions of the show. There's some stuff in there that you wouldn't believe.
NOW - you could write this whole thing off as a Middle Eastern Soap Opera; something that's fun to watch on TV but everybody watching it knows that stuff doesn't happen in real life. I mean, you can't take parts out of kids and stick 'em into adults, just by virtue of the size difference. This is no more out of whack than "As the World Turns," or "Days of our Lives," right?
You could think that... but you would be wrong.
Today, we get THIS:
The reports have indicated that a number of those killed in 'Abu Ghraib' and other prisons were subjected to operations for extracting their organs. Following their mutilations, the bodies were discarded far from the prisons to conceal the facts. The reports revealed that that the American forces restricted the media by force to prevent them from getting near the scenes and recording the events. But the relatives of the Iraqis are aware of these facts.But THIS is my favorite line:
[The reports] further indicate that American medical teams have [made] active and suspicious moves in Iraq to recruit some Iraqis to guide them to dead and critically injured individuals to engage in the extraction of organs. These teams offer $40 for every usable kidney and $25 for an eye.YOU SEE!!! It's all a giant plot by the Bushitler! The Amerikan/Zionist conspiracy is tearing through the desert ripping out EYES! This should have been obvious all along. R Lee Ermey told us of this plan years ago...
This is the mindset, folks. They will demonize us no end, and I'm inclined to say we should start doing the same to them. But then I see what they put out there themselves... with pride: beheading videos, suicide bombers, masked
We don't have to demonize these people - they do it for us. They think dressing up the kiddies as little Jihadis is, quote - CUTE - unquote. What a legacy to pass on to the next generation...
I've said it before and I'll say it again: if these people want to see God, we need to arrange the meeting... and soon.
Dec 15, 2004
|Yesterday, I promised a more serious post, and serious I shall be. As well as long winded. This has the makings of a long read, so get comfortable. I found this at Little Green Footballs: A Message From The Iraq Resistance.
This was posted at Information Clearing House, a happily "progressive" website that offers, among other things, a short series entitled "The Rise of the Amerikan Nazis," and has a pirated version of Fahrenheit 9/11 available for download. Know thy enemy, people.
This is a no kidding, 5 minute recruiting ad for Jihadis to head to Iraq. I would find the whole thing terribly amusing if it weren't so deadly serious. I mean, it has all the production value of a first semester junior college short film, the music the whole thing is set to attempts to be stirring while having all the inspiration of karaoke sung by a choir of drunken secretaries at a TGI Fridays, and that voiceover?... If this is the voice that inspires the enemy, I am truly unimpressed. If it wasnt for the bubbling rage I felt as I watched, I would have laughed out loud.
Click that link and watch the video. A transcript is also provided... a transcript I now intend to eviscerate.
Film opens with text - first in Arabic, then switches over to English
IN THE NAME OF GOD MOST MERCIFUL MOST GRACEFULVOLTRON?
the Islamic Jihad Army. This Army operates & reports to the Mujahideen Joint CommandWhich is much like US Joint Command... but run out of a goat pen
which also controls the:Hey, they have an A/V Club... do you suppose THEY got picked on in high school too?
On the 27th of Shawal 1425 H.Bringing the term "Living in the past" a whole new meaning...
The 10th of December 2004 M.-BEGIN VOICEOVER-
People of the world! These words come to you from those who up to the day of the invasion were struggling to survive under the sanctions imposed by the criminal regimes of the U.S. and Britain.Thus admitting that you ARE NOT Iraqis, as they were only struggling to survive under the sanctions imposed by Saddam and Kofi Annan...
We are simple people who chose principles over fear.This statement is spoken over various images of very principled men wearing masks... hmm...
We have suffered crimes and sanctions, which we consider the true weapons of mass destruction.Hold on.. did the Jihadi just say that the UN sucks? Well, maybe we have a starting point for negotiations! Probably not, but ya never know...
Over two million innocents died waiting for a light at the end of a tunnel that only ended with the occupation of our country and the theft of our resources.What is this THEFT of which you speak,
After the crimes of the administrations of the U.S and Britain in Iraq, we have chosen our futureTo get your asses kicked?
- the future of every resistance struggle ever in the history of man.That's funny... I don't recall George Washington and Alexander Hamilton beheading Colonists who were still loyal to The Crown.
It is our duty, as well as our right, to fight back the occupying forces, which their nations will be held morally and economically responsible; for what their elected governments have destroyed and stolen from our land.Again, the only thing we want destroyed is YOU, and the only thing worth stealing - oil - we're paying for. You guys could be sitting back getting fat off US cash. Instead you're choosing to wind up as bloated corpses. Works for me.
We have not crossed the oceans and seas to occupy Britain or the U.S.And you never will, but you seem to be slowly commandeering France (not with German-like speed, but nonetheless...)
nor are we responsible for 9/11Maybe yes, maybe no... but you're cut from the same cloth and instead of helping us rebuild Iraq, youre killing people - including other Muslims - who are busting their asses to turn that place into something. Screw you.
These are only a few of the lies that these criminals present to cover their true plans for the control of the energy resources of the world, in face of a growing China and a strong unified Europe. It is ironic that the Iraqi's are to bear the full face of this large and growing conflict on behalf of the rest of this sleeping world.It's more ironic that you can blame this conflict on anyone other than yourself, you pompous oxygen bandit.
We thank all those, including those of Britain and the U.S., who took to the streets in protest against this war and against Globalism. We also thank France, Germany and other states for their position, which least to say are considered wise and balanced, til now.Now THIS... THIS is the money quote. "Thanks to the protestors, France, and Germany." Can it get ANY clearer that what you do on Main Street, USA has actual repercussions on the other side of the world? Can it get any clearer who our real allies are? Can it get any clearer that whoever loses the next major world war has to KEEP FRANCE?! By the way, does anybody else think this guy just exposed himself as a board moderator at Democratic Underground, or is that just me?
Today, we call on you again.Like sayyy... "Progressives"? That Democratic Underground possibility seems confirmed...
A front that will bring reform and order. New institutions that would replace the now corrupt."Zionism is the true nature of this conflict"? Israel ain't got jack to do with it, bub. We're out to kick your ass for the sake of protecting OURS, not as some quick reaction force for Ariel Sharon. You are right about the media though: I don't believe them because for the most part, they're on YOUR SIDE. I have the raw feed. I see the reports. The press sucks at their job. And the only casualties that aren't getting reported correctly are YOURS there, tough guy. When you get turned into a pink mist by a 500 pounder, it's hard for us to count how many of you there were...
We only wish we had more cameras to show the world their true defeat.At this point the film shows a view through a Night Vision Device of some type. We see what I can only describe as the WORST. FIRE DISCIPLINE. EVER. Tracers are getting launched all to hell and gone. No aim. No control. Just maximum spray and pray. I'd fear that too... you fuckers might shoot me by accident at the same time you killed 20 of your own guys. The only reason you're unpredictable is because you suck THAT much.
We, now choose when, where, and how to strike. And as our ancestors drew the first sparks of civilization, we will redefine the word conquest.Oh, they drew the first sparks alright... then the fire went out and you dumbasses have been living in the dark since about the 6th Century.
Today we write a new chapter in the arts of urban warfare.Yeah, I know. We read your book... then we rewrote it.
Know that by helping the Iraqi people you are helping yourselves, for tomorrow may bring the same destruction to you.Wha ... Where did this guy learn his English? "Isolate their strategy"? That's like saying "reinflate their baseball"... it makes no sense.
This conflict is no longer considered a localized war. Nor can the world remain hostage to the never-ending and regenerated fear that the American people suffer from in general.In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." I WISH we were stealing it. Then I'd still have some jing in my pocket after I go to the pump. Instead, we're foolishly paying for the stuff. What SAVAGES we are!
And the earlier a movement is born, the earlier their fall will be.THIS one takes the cake. "We will protect you." You could dry that one out and fertilize the lawn. And if - in the odd event that you are actually telling the truth - you actually HAVE helped any US military members get out of Iraq, the end result hasn't worked out so well for THEM anyway, now has it? Not exactly a big motivator to for others to give it a shot...
Go back to your homes, families, and loved ones. This is not your war. Nor are you fighting for a true cause in Iraq.YOU are gonna tell ME what I'M fighting for? Thats a hoot...
And to George W. Bush, we say, You have asked us to 'Bring it on,' and so have we, like never expected. Have you another challenge?Yeah. Martyr Off... first one to collect his virgins wins! GO!!
It's moments like this where a line from Starship Troopers comes to mind. Something about "backing off and 'glassing' the planet from orbit"...
Dec 14, 2004
|In honor of my newest rotating quote (damn, I'm having fun with this):
Which Boondock Saints Badass are You?
I'll get serious later... right now I need a laugh. If you haven't seen this movie, get thee to a Blockbuster. One of my ten favorites of all time.
Dec 13, 2004
|From my email, I give you a message from a Viet Nam vet and member of the LRRP teams... and if you don't know what a LRRP is you best get to Googlin', cuz I ain't wasting another second on a history lesson.
I present the message in it's entirity, unedited - with all that entails (blink hard when you get to the dirty words and keep right on reading). This speaks truth that most people will never fully understand.
An Old GI ...(please feel free to post everywhere ... including my e-mail
Dec 11, 2004
|After HOURS of beating my head against the wall today trying to figure out all the little html gotchas, I have finally installed the random quote generator that I thought would be a good idea at around noon today. Don't let the blog fool you... I DO NOT speak "programmerese."
Did you know that there's a difference between this: "word"
And this: "word"
Yeah... look reeeeeal hard. It took me six hours to get that.
Anyway, hit "refresh" and enjoy. And I'll keep adding new ones if it doesn't drive me insane.
UPDATE: As was pointed out by Machelle, some of you may have had problems viewing the blog after I installed the random quotes... like the whole blog was way down below where my sidebar stops. While I could blame this on my much lamented lack of html knowledge, I will instead pass on the blame to YOU, the loyal reader, at no extra charge, and invite you to get the heck off Internet Explorer and start using Mozilla Firefox... which showed the blog just fine, thankyouverymuch. Seriously, it's faster, better, crushes all pop-ups, takes about 7 seconds to download, and most importantly - it's FREE.
Now, if anybody still has problems seeing stuff let me know... unless, you're Harvey. In that case I will ask you to stop putting the magic shrooms on your pizza...
|but some folks like to use a little more firepower... like an anti-tank missile.
Check this out.
Dec 10, 2004
|To The Blogfather, Harvey.
I have updated my sidebar recently with some new links (and tossed some dead ones) and finally gotten off my ass and put up the "Bad Example Family" logo. I'm still too lazy to link the whole fam though - you'll have to go to him to find out what
And to get you there (in a roundabout sort of way), go to Frank J's place and read Harvey's Fun Facts About Christmas... yes, it's all very confusing.
Terrorists in Fallujah don't celebrate Christmas, either. Mostly because they've been killed by Americans.Ho ho ho.
Dec 9, 2004
|M16A2 Service Rifle + Mike the Marine = Expert Qual
200 yds, rapid fire, kneeling
Click to see larger image
Line forms to the left to collect your lead. Please, no cutting in front of the martyrs already in line.
|Put up your lighters for Dimebag Darrell.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The band Damageplan had just started playing Wednesday night at the Alrosa Villa nightclub outside Columbus when a gunman walked on stage and shot top heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (search) five or six times at point-blank range.Good on that cop for stopping things before anybody else got killed, but damn...
UPDATE: 1208PM - FoxNews just said that the gunman had Dimebag's brother Vinnie in a headlock and was about to shoot him too when the cop took him out. What the hell caused this mess? I'm still in shock.
Dec 8, 2004
|From reader Carrie comes the following:
Mike,What follows is a lengthy description, but instead here's the link to their website:
Read my December 2nd post for more information.
Thank you Carrie for the info, and for taking on the hardest job in the Corps - Marine Wife. Semper Fidelis.
Dec 7, 2004
Blogiversary came and went last Friday and I forgot all about it... been a bit hectic last couple days, though. My cousin is okay. Looks pretty good for multiple broken bones and shrapnel wounds. His spirits are high, and he's surrounded by family. He's a strong kid and should recover well.
As for me, I'm totally burned out. I'd like to say something new, but in light of recent family events, the significance of today's date, and the fact that I now have a relatively good sized archive to reference, I'll show you something "old" instead.
Besides... I think I've already said everything I wanted to say a year ago:
Dec 5, 2004
|...of why Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism is so important... and of why my cousin's wounding and another Marine's death were not in vain.
Go here and download this guy's video.
Dec 2, 2004
|Yesterday marked the wounding of the third person I personally know in Iraq.
The first two are friends. This one is my cousin.
The first two were relatively superficial wounds. This one is pretty serious.
The first two proved to be non-lethal. This one killed another Marine.
ALL of them were caused by IEDs - Improvised Explosive Devices. This one took the bomber to Allah and his 72 raisins.
I want to kill a lot of people right now. My blood was boiling yesterday when this whole thing happened. My FIRST reaction was, of course, fear for my cousin's life. But once I knew he was okay and on his way to Germany, and then home, that fear was replaced by seething hatred.
I'm a Marine. A professional warrior. I do what I'm told, I give orders to those under me that are in accordance with carrying out the Mission I have received from 'higher.' But yesterday and today are the first days since September 11th, 2001 that I have truly been itching to get an order that says it's time to go stomp the ever-loving shit out of some bad guys. (Short point of pride: my cousin enlisted in the Corps on September 10th, 2001, a date he's immensely proud of.)
Why TODAY as well, you ask? Because of sons of bitches like these:
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian hard-liners erected a monument Thursday to commemorate a suicide bombing which killed 241 U.S. servicemen in Lebanon in 1983, witnesses said.These Jihadi, fascist, Islamofanatical assholes have built a fucking national monument to commemorate the attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon - an attack emulated in smaller scale by the driver of a car who waited until my cousin and another Marine were a few scant yards away and then blew himself up.
The group said more than 25,000 "martyrdom seeking" volunteers have so far signed up and one of its members said the registration drive would continue.You guys want to be martyrs? I'm waiting for word from the top to help you on your way.
I try to be professional. I try not to let emotions get in the way of my job. But I'm going to smile a little broader every time that I am in any way responsible - directly or indirectly - for ending one of these bastard's lives. If I provide the right coordinate to a pilot to put a bomb in a terrorist safe-house, I'll smile. If I can provide warning to Marines at the front gate of a base that a car bomb is coming and they fill that son of a bitch full of lead before he can hit the button, I'll smile. And if I get the chance to lay into any of these terror-exporting Sand-Nazis with a fifty cal, you can bet your ass I'll be smiling. Because I'll have done my job. I'll have saved Marines. I'll have saved Americans.
Don't believe that whole "give peace a chance" line of bullshit. Don't believe the fantasyland hippie burnouts that spout it. Don't believe that crap about how Iraq and the GWOT are not the same fight. And don't you DARE believe that if we ditty-bop on out of Iraq now that everything is going to be puppy dogs and ice cream. I don't give a rat's ass about what Bush should have done, what was wrong, what was right, or how much you hate America, you snivelling little worms. Welcome to the PRESENT. We don't have a time machine, and until we do, you're not changing anything by looking back. Step into the NOW. We have an obligation to finish the job, and that entails killing a whole lot of people who look forward to their own deaths. How convenient.
Peace is won at the point of a bayonet. As one of my DI's would tell us repeatedly, "Violence is the key to life." War is the ugliest of things. Good men die. But these people cannot be reasoned with. Their ears are shut. They cannot be shown a better life. Their eyes are closed. They cannot be appeased. They perceive only weakness.
Americans, it's time to put a little hate in your hearts and get the job done. Because if we don't do it to them, they're literally dying to do it to us.
UPDATE: In the comments it was brought to my attention that wounded Marines being sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany are encountering trouble getting hold of Marine Corps issue clothing.
Gentlemen/Fellow Marines, I have been in contact with the Marine Liaison office at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. A large number of Marines are in/out patients. The office has a critical shortage of sundry type items to support the individuals. The Marines are given civilian clothing on arrival, but only AF or Army military clothing is available at the exchanges. Since some of the individuals get MEDEVAC'd to LRMC, they often do not have a complete set of cammies. In this case, they also would like to obtain green USMC sweats so the patients have some kind of USMC uniform. Any support would be appreciated.If you are interested, the Marines would be happy to get anything you send. With regards to toiletries and sundry items - individual care packages are preferable, but items sent in bulk will of course be divvied up as necessary. With regards to cammies - they may prove difficult to get without actually going onto a Marine base, but sweats are relatively easy. These are what the current USMC issue sweats look like.
Thanks to reader Wally for the information.
UPDATE II: General purpose cash donations via Pay Pal can be made through the Wounded Warrior Hospital Fund.
UPDATE III: Marine Corps Moms offer yet another way to send support to the troops in Landstuhl.