An Ornery Sunday in November

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 14 Nov 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine

From villagechoice (11/5):

So where do we go from here? These are dark times for our country. We just handed the keys to the federal government for another four years to a war-mongering, budget-busting Jesus Freak, and emboldened him by bolstering his party's control of Congress. Believe me, I know Senator Lurch would have been no prize either, but at least a split executive and legislature would have given us sweet gridlock. Now we truly are on the toboggan ride to tyranny. Goodbye, Roe v. Wade. So long, separation of church and state. Sayonara, whatever small percentage of humanity that doesn't already fear and loathe the American Empire.

-- Jim Lesczynski

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# Jeff Cooper's Commentaries - November 2004: A Near Run Thing - "Hurray for our side!" on the Bush win; little or no progress on The Project to put 20 hits in a 20-inch circle in 20 seconds from 1000 yards; on the importance of mind-set; Le Mat percussion revolver for inspection or sale; grandson Tyler's depressing report on Mugabestan; watch for Chechens in Mesopotamia; short magnum .30 caliber cartridges considered unnecessary; comments on playing with a Broomhandle Mauser; Down with shooting sticks!; a superlative account of a female Syrian-born marine; recoil does not hurt; the delights of the blessed in heaven; Albert Pauckner, RIP; shooting from a moving vehicle considered useful in Iraq; submachine gun courses at Gunsite; weapons of mass destruction; "... bears are not cuddly. They may seem so to the uninformed, but they are big, strong, dangerous animals, and they can kill you with very little effort"; our loss of of respect for heroism; virtues of the true "Scout" rifle only apaprent in the field; the proper rewards for valor; the tastiest of all wild game; the need to identify our objective in this Holy War; "the payment of ransom should be treated as a crime"; commentary from a right-leaning man in Belgium.

# Jacob G. Hornberger at - Submit or Die: The Conquest of Falluja - Some questions about the latest murders in the U.S. war on Iraq. [lew]

Victory! The unelected dictatorial Iraqi regime of CIA-designee Iyad Allawi, with the assistance of the most powerful police force in the world, has killed 600 "insurgents" in Falluja, flattened and "pacified" the city, and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.


The crime for which the Fallujans were punished was their refusal to submit to the authority of an unelected CIA-designated dictator, Iyad Allawi, and to obey the orders of his all-powerful police force (the U.S. military), a police force that is significantly more powerful than the one that Saddam Hussein used to put down insurrections against his regime. The message sent to Iraqis at Falluja is very simple and, in fact, is no different in principle from the message sent to the Iraqi people from Abu Ghraib prison: "Resist us or disobey us -- or countenance those who do resist us or disobey us -- and we will punish you."

Interestingly, it was the same type of message that U.S. officials, including those in the military, sent the American people when they flattened and "pacified" the Branch Davidian compound at Waco several years ago.

# Robert Klassen at - 30-40-30 - only 20% of the U.S. population voted for Bushnev two weeks ago. And he calls this a mandate? [lew]

No matter which way you slice the numbers, 70% to 80% of the US population are not on the Bush bandwagon. When I think about the pending military draft, Patriot Act II, the rising deficit, and the falling dollar, I wonder if the political puppets and their elite masters are not becoming a little bit nervous about this huge population who either stands against them, or has turned their backs on them. They should be.

People get tired of noxious shrubs invading their yards.

# Charley Reese at - Trust God, Not Man - why we must never allow our government to become completely divorced from religion. Examples: Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. It can happen here. [lew]

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