:: The Inscrutable American ::

"What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson
"Satyameva Jayate" - Truth Alone Triumphs

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:: Saturday, November 30, 2002 ::

68% of Canadians think that prayer has a role in the classroom. This just shows the disconnect between the people and the leftist elite with their PC-drivel. This also shows that Americans are not, as some would like us to believe, the only people who want some form of prayer in the classroom
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 5:27 PM [+] ::
Happy Chanukah to my Jewish friends. Btw, is Hanukkah the translation from Hewbrew/Yiddish?
Can someone show me the light
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:47 PM [+] ::
Aubrey Turner has this image for downloading and distributing:




Send it and your reaction to the whole IAO thing to DARPA at
iao_info@darpa.mil



Via Shellshocking
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:08 PM [+] ::
I'm really tired right now, after a long uphill walk, so I probably won't post all that much tonight.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:51 AM [+] ::
Mark Steyn (once again) has an excellent and humorous article in the Telegraph (registration required). That guy can write.

Instaman has been hyperblogging, even by his standards. I don't know how he does it. I got the link to Mark Steyn's aritcle from Instaman
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:34 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, November 29, 2002 ::


    Show them we care

    Now that the holiday season is coming around, I think we should do something
for our troops stationed abroad, protecting our freedom and helping plant the
seed of liberty in places like Afghanistan. Hopefully, they will soon be freeing
the people of Iraq from the opression of Saddam Hussein. All this while, they
continue to be away from their families and loved ones ( I know, I know, this
sounds like something a politician would say). The USO in its own words:



"The USO (United Service Organizations) is chartered by the Congress as a
non-profit charitable corporation, it is not a part of the United States
Government. It is endorsed by the President of the United States and the
Department of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO
since its inception.



The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to
uniformed military Personnel. The original intent of Congress—and enduring style
of USO delivery—is to represent the American people by extending a "Touch of
Home" to their military members. Thus, although some USO programs/services are
similar to those provided by other agencies, the hallmark of the USO has been
and will continue to be HOW--as much as WHAT--services are provided. Key
focus/atmosphere/ purpose differences are:



Non-profit oriented vs. profit oriented

Charitable vs. business

Volunteer vs. employee emphasis."



   
The USO of the DC area has
a program to send a personal message and financially support a care package to a
service member that is participating in Operation Enduring Freedom. Each package
costs $25 US, so I realize that many people cannot afford that amount. But, if
we raise money together I am quite sure we will be able to send at least one
care package. Corporations can get into the act as well. I'm pretty sure the
donations are tax-deductible, but I'm not certain. The phone no for the DC-area
office is (703) 696-3261.

USO's toll free number is 1-800-876-7469



   
I know this sounds like propoganda for the USO, so what I think should be done is that we find
the best way of supporting our armed forces and showing them that we care.
Comment away on this one. I will post this on the Weblog Action Center



UPDATE: Kathy K already has a post u pon this topic. So, consider this my 2 cents.

:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:24 AM [+] ::

I've gotten a few comments. Pretty cool. Keep 'em comin. Thanks.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:19 AM [+] ::
Mark Steyn.com is online.
There is an excellent article by Jonathan Rauch in the Atalntic Monthly.
(Via Tim Blair)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:55 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, November 28, 2002 ::
Here are some disturbing pics of the attacks on the Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya
(Via Instaman)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 11:20 PM [+] ::
This article is about a BBC (I know) "reality" drama featuring former White House officials called The Situation Room. In the concluding episode, India and Pakistan fight a war in 2004, blah blah, the Pakistani President says he is forced to use nukes, them these guys discuss using B-52s and US ground forces against the Indians. I consider this to be highly unlikely, but that's just me. The "actors"/participants were Clinton-era officials and some officials from the Bush I administration.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 11:04 PM [+] ::
Sgt. Stryker administers a great fisking to Joe Zarro, that fool from SDSU. His article is all words and no substance. It's just full of it.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 8:12 PM [+] ::
If England was what England seems
An' not the England of our dreams,
But only putty, brass, an' paint,
'Ow quick we'd chuck 'er! But she ain't!
-- Rudyard Kipling, "The Return"
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:30 AM [+] ::
Samizdata has listed some accomplishments of our "moron"
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:18 AM [+] ::
Turkey day is here, hooray.
Guess, what??? North Korea got their nukes from our allies, the Pakis. Read all about it here. The guy is quoted as telling the Washington Post correspondent in Tokyo about this stuff but I can't find it on their website.

In other news, according to the Post, OBL's no. 2 guy may be hiding in Bangladesh.

:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:15 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 ::
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Enjoy
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 9:46 PM [+] ::
I got to the quiz via Michele
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:15 PM [+] ::
That's right, mofos

Dude! You have an American Attitude! Sweet!
Dude! You have an American Attitude! Sweet!
You're a gun-toting, bar-dancing, ya'll-saying, t.v. show-copying,
war-waging, ass-patting, hamburger over-eater.
Take the What the Hell Kinda Attitude is That? Quiz at aka cooties


:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:10 PM [+] ::
Have Sex For Liberty: It's a very deserving cause



A Call to all Americans. Have more sex. Get busy, people. We're at the bottom of the pile (close enough). The French beat us, for heavens sake. We can't let those weenies beat us, can we. I propose a call to all dicks and vaginas. Start getting it on. Let's show the world that we can be a superpower and still have the time to make love.




:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 5:21 PM [+] ::
It's working. Yeeeah.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:36 PM [+] ::
I can't see the comments so I presume they're not working. If they work for you, tell me.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:32 PM [+] ::
Since the automatic comment stuff isn't working, I will insert it manually into this post and see what happens.
Not working......I'll keep trying.


:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:21 PM [+] ::
Im trying to get comments to work.......Via HaloScan. Haven't been able to get it to work. IF you get the error messages before the page loads, that's the reason.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:39 PM [+] ::
While looking at the timezones of the people who have visited this site, I was quite amazed to see some (2 or 3 approx.) from the Near East and also a few from Europe (Germany, Sweden at least). I've had a visit from the Northwest Territories ( I think so, -9) and also quite a few from the West Coast. Thanks for visiting.

Looking at the domains, some one using a .mil paid me a visit. Keep on keepin on.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:13 AM [+] ::
Kipling is one of those dead, old white men not too many people talk about. I just admire him for his work. Quite obviously, he shouldn't be judged by today's standards. I have been told (and correct me if I'm wrong) that, for his day, he was quite revolutionary, in his thoughts.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:39 AM [+] ::

Tommy


Rudyard Kipling



I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,

The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!



(From Edward Bonver)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:32 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 ::
Here's another gaffe from up north, this time by Jodine Chase, VP of MediaWorks West (She's basically a media advisor to the Alberta government). She called Bush an idiot, in a news update. I guess they have upgraded his intelligence level.

(Link via Jack Davies)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:41 PM [+] ::
Winston Churchill won the poll of Great Britons, thankfully. Princess Diana came in third, ahead of Darwin (4th), Shakespeare (5th) and Newton (6th). The problem with such polls, in my opinion, is that recent events and people get more votes than more deserving candidates from the past like Darwin, Elizabeth I (7th), Shakespeare and Newton aren't fresh in people's minds and some poeple don't know about or remember their accomplishments.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:25 PM [+] ::
I got an email in response to my post below from Kathy Kinsley. Very Cool. She suggests that I enable comments. This is a great idea and I'd love to do it but I don't know how. Can someone help me.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:14 PM [+] ::
Finally, Chrétien's communications director, Françoise Ducros is gone. JC accepted her resignation. Here's a comment from her, "I'm never going to be the most loved, so maybe I should be the most hated director of communications that ever lived." Boo-fucking-hoo. Cry her a river, will ya.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 6:04 PM [+] ::
ATTENTION
I know there are people (other than me) who read the stuff I write or at least visit this site. Hey y'all just drop me a line or sumfin. Something to change, words of encouragement, harsh criticism, etc are all welcome.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:08 PM [+] ::
This is ridiculous, to say the least. Although they are government computers, "punishment could range from loss of leave time to court-martial and expulsion." Come on. The RIAA seems to have convinced these guys.

(Link via Drudgre Report)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:23 AM [+] ::
Here's something encouraging for all you Free-Trade Fans (FTF) out there. The Bush Administration is finally coming through on free trade.

(Link via Pejman Yousefzadeh)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:25 AM [+] ::
Steven Den Beste writes about the whole LGF-RR issue here. Here's my take and it's similar to what Den Beste says:
Capozzola can link or not link to any site he wants to and free speech also includes trying to persuade others to agree with you but the 1st Amendment does not protect coercion of any form. Capozzola will remove anyone from his blogroll who links to LGF ( in case you haven't heard). Looking at the blogroll, I doubt anyone on it would link to LGF though. I think that LGFis a great site and I maintain a permalink to it even if it robs me of the huge amount of traffic that Capozzola sends my way. (hint: sarcasm intended)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:15 AM [+] ::
Michael Ledeen writes a good piece on Iran and the recent troubles there. Excerpt:
The Bush administration has missed an opportunity to strike a massive blow against the terror masters. If, instead of winking and nodding at various Iranian emissaries and back channels, we had supported the Iranian people with money, effective radio and television, and modern communications gear, the regime could very well have been smashed this past weekend. We may well have similar opportunities in the future, even the near future, and it would be wise if the deep thinkers in Foggy Bottom started pondering how to fulfill our revolutionary tradition rather than how best to appease Iran's oppressors

Meanwhile, WaPo has news for everyone (including me) who wants the Saudis to be included in the Axis (It's a good start, but we're not there yet)

(via InstaPundit)
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 12:54 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, November 25, 2002 ::
With all these big-gun purchases, I'm gonna have to find one for my damn self.


:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:14 PM [+] ::
Here's the "Cause of the Week" over at the Weblog Action Center........

Feed the IDF by Michele, both here and here. Here's the website of the guys that are organizing the pizza.

We should support these IDF guys, they're fighting on the frontlines.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:03 AM [+] ::
Robert Prather has a post on the resolution of the West Coast Ports labor dispute. I remember something about Bush screwing poor working class Americans and helping his friends the PMA get rich at Mikey "LardAss" Moore's site. I'm not willing to look through his archives for it but I'm pretty sure it was on.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:58 AM [+] ::
A fellow American and a good friend of mine, Paul Butler, will be posting here, occasionally. He's from the DC area and goes to school at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:38 AM [+] ::

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