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Guns are evil….gangbangers with guns are awesome…

Posted by mesablue on January 11, 2013

I have an idea for all of our politicians on the Hill that want to enact gun laws that only punish the innocent. Since I have no faith in the “you have to vote for the bill, to see what’s in it” crowd, I’ll also be happy to share with folks in all of the flyover redneck states that somehow manage to balance their budgets.

And since we have an Attorney General that has never seen a constitution that cannot be interpreted politically — would have to be up to individual State’s Attorneys and state legislators.

Force cities with high gun crime rates to enforce the gun laws already on the books and go after the criminals that commit 99.99% of gun crime.

Force those that violate the public trust and the oath of their office to be held accountable.

Those cities that choose not to enforce the law and make an effort to take ILLEGAL guns off the street will face incremental fines that go up as each crime with an illegal gun is committed. The law enforcement officials (talking to you Garry F. McCarthy) and mayor will be given warning and then also charged criminally for not enforcing the law by statute.

When you consider that 90% of the guns crimes in this country occur in cities with the toughest guns laws that are never enforced in high crime areas that are run by Democratic machines that would consider this political suicide — this might seem a pipe dream.

However, according to that great sage Saul Alinsky, this would be the perfect time to make this a wedge issue.

We must embrace legal gun control. Embrace it with everything that we have. End gun crime.

End it by taking illegal guns off the streets and by punishing those that refuse to do it.

Before you start going after the people that commit less than .004% of all gun crimes…

Enforce the fucking law as it stands.

This stops here.

We have an opportunity to take an issue and throw it in the face of the hypocrites. They want to own this?

Lets feed it down their throat every crime committed by an illegal gun owner in their districts at a time. Not hard to follow this. Also not hard to keep up with legal gun owners that defend themselves — it’s starting to get momentum.

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Governor Romney marched with civil rights…..

Posted by mesablue on July 12, 2012

What did Obama or his father do?

 

 

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Brett Kimberlin loses — again

Posted by mesablue on July 6, 2012

And, a new song…

Brett’s latest crash and burn is all over the web, so I’ll just link to the original.

Keep up the good fight Aaron.

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Oh, by the way, another SWATting.

Posted by mesablue on May 28, 2012

Via Ace.

SWATting the Ericksons.

Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.

Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.

Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.

It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.

Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.

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Brett Kimberlin — amazing musical talent

Posted by mesablue on May 26, 2012

Not really.

All those years in prison made Brett Kimberlin an angsty boy with a horrible penchant for really bad rap.

It appears that sometime around 2006, several years after Kimberlin was released from prison, he joined a band named Op-Critical. The band’s music can best be described as liberal alternative rock and they claim some of it has been featured at ACLU and Amnesty International events. Their music mirrors that of other little known liberal bands who trashed bush in the later part of his presidency and would be unremarkable if it weren’t for the fact that one of the guys playing guitar and singing is a violent criminal.

Take, for instance, the Op-Critical song titled Fear. The song describes Americans being fearful and “thinking that the plastic bag maybe isn’t innocent” and how that undue fear is being used by Bush to control them. The lyrics mocking the fear of terrorist attacks would, again, be unremarkable for a late 2000s liberal band if they weren’t sung by a man convicted of setting off bombs in a small American town and the music video didn’t feature that bomber lurking around the Cleveland Park DC Metro station complete with shots of an unattended bag.

Horrible music videos — linky.

Thanks to MRC TV.

Now I can understand all of the money donated to Kimberlin’s “music” project — Barbara Streisand can spot talent from light years away.

Where do I sign up?

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I love the smell of *Kimberlin in the morning

Posted by mesablue on May 26, 2012

This is *sweet justice…for a few hours, at least.

Kimberlin tops memeorandom for the day.

Never mind a Google search — yikes.

When Brett Kimberlin first came to my attention, I had no idea that someone/sociopath could be stupid enough to use public venues to paint himself into such a corner of shit quite so quickly.

Then I read about the Patterico SWATting.

THE NIGHT I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF MY BLOGGING

At 12:35 a.m. on July 1, 2011, sheriff’s deputies pounded on my front door and rang my doorbell. They shouted for me to open the door and come out with my hands up.

When I opened the door, deputies pointed guns at me and ordered me to put my hands in the air. I had a cell phone in my hand. Fortunately, they did not mistake it for a gun.

They ordered me to turn around and put my hands behind my back. They handcuffed me. They shouted questions at me: IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE HOUSE? and WHERE ARE THEY? and ARE THEY ALIVE?

I told them: Yes, my wife and my children are in the house. They’re upstairs in their bedrooms, sleeping. Of course they’re alive.

Deputies led me down the street to a patrol car parked about 2-3 houses away. At least one neighbor was watching out of her window as I was placed, handcuffed, in the back of the patrol car. I saw numerous patrol cars on my quiet street. There was a police helicopter flying overhead, shining a spotlight down on us as I walked towards the patrol car. Several neighbors later told us the helicopter woke them up. I saw a fire engine and an ambulance. A neighbor later told me they had a HazMat vehicle out on the street as well.

Meanwhile, police rushed into my home. They woke up my wife, led her downstairs and to the front porch, frisked her, and asked her where the children were. Then police ordered her to stand on the front porch with her hands against the wall while they entered my children’s bedrooms to make sure they were alive.

The call that sent deputies to my home was a hoax. Someone had pretended to be me. They called the police to say I had shot my wife. The sheriff’s deputies who arrived at my front door believed they were about to confront an armed man who had just shot his wife. I don’t blame the police for any of their actions. But I blame the person who made the call.

Because I could have been killed.

The weirdest part of the whole thing was that I halfway expected this might happen. Because I was not the first one it had happened to.

Audio there of the fake call to 911 that got SWAT to show up at a deputy DA’s house in the middle of the night thinking that he might have killed someone.

Chilling.

Please read the entire post — it’s truly beyond what you can imagine.

Hmmm, convicted terrorist bomber/drug dealer turned liberal activist and recipient of millions in 501(c) money would never resort to tactics like this…

But, his stupid friends might.

One friend, maybe, who runs a fairly large leftie blog (not linking) and who is now backpedaling like a mutha to get out of Kimberlin’s shit shadow.

Interesting, at the very least.

Is this speculation? Reaching to make a point? Taking available information when someone who was clearly innocent and his family were pulled out of their house at gunpoint by a SWAT team in the middle night to point blame? Not the first time it’s happened, the SWATing thing. Turns out it’s a method of choice by the fake Anonymous/LulzSec wannabees.

Maybe.

But, I don’t make the rules. For the lunatics, there are no rules. Ex parte lawsuits against individuals filed over and over — hundreds of times to intimidate and bully.

To the point where employers are afraid enough of the psychopaths to terminate innocent people and others fear enough for their safety to have to leave the state.

Friends, this is just an extreme example of the tactics that the passionate progressives have used over the last few years — because, in many cases — it works. Squelching Free Speech in the name of the Greater Good.

We are at a very important point in the history of our nation. One might say — a turning point.

This entire mess comes up at a time when we should be looking forward. To work as hard as possible to un-elect a promise the world everything, while burying us in debt president.

But, we don’t own these maniacs. The progressive/pretend 99%’rs do.

Bought and paid for.

They revel in the method of distraction.

They funded these lunatics and looked the other way while they ran rampant as long as the taint of their actions could not be connected to them through layers of PAC donations and fake charities.
Well, no more. This one is going to blow up. This one is going to cause people that would not normally take notice to re-evaluate whether they should just sit back.

The Tea Party started over extreme discontent over obscene government spending and waste directed in the worst way possible at the worst possible time. We’ve already seen the initial results of that — thank you Nancy Pelosi.

Thank you, Brett Kimberlin….what a fitting honor it would be for this action to be named after you.

The Kimberlin Party.

The Kimberlin Affair.

Kimberlin Nation.

Or…..Kimberlin’s Bombers…..Oh wait, can you sue me for bringing up your criminal record again?

Or, more fittingly, for your first (possibly second) victim — Mr. Carl DeLong.

It was at Speedway High School where the freshman football team had just played a game and the players were still getting dressed. Hundreds of parents and students were either waiting in their cars or walking through the parking lot after the game.

A Speedway High School gym bag had been left by itself, as if forgotten by a player. One of the parents, Carl DeLong, 39, walked over to retrieve it when the bomb went off. His right leg was nearly blown off and his left leg and right hand were severely damaged. Doctors tried to save his leg but had to amputate.

Remember Carl DeLong.

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Brett Kimberlin Day.

Posted by Wickedpinto on May 25, 2012

Can’t say I have anything to add to this.  I only heard about the guy vaguely over the last couple months and didn’t pay much attention.   If he was just one more douche spamming and trolling conservatives, I probably wouldn’t be typing anything right now.  It’s not like domestic terrorists who find their ideological kin on the left is a rare thing after all, but as the details of the personal aspects started dripping out ,especially this mornings Patterico piece, I figured this was a worthy thing to take part in.  Actually, I figured it after Aaron Worthings recounting of experience of suffering serial harassment from this criminal made it worth mentioning, (sorry lost the link for Aaron) even though initially I thought of it mostly as a procedural thing, until I thought about it a bit more.  The guy routinely tries to out people who disagree with him, and then using the most vitriolic language, either himself or through surrogates made me realize that though I’m a nobody, even my dumb and largely adolescent ass had to join in.

Then Patterico’s account, JESUS MAN!  READ IT! this morning took me from supporter of a protest against an abusive douchenozzel who shouldn’t be in free society let alone running a 501(c) to not just believing and thinking to know that this scumbag is EVIL!  John J. Haley might be a piece of fucking shit, but Brett Kimberlin and anyone who enables him are taking part in something that is truly evil.

As I said, I can’t really contribute much if anything, other than saying that I stand against this creature and in support of genuinely nice guys that have been suffering under the very real threat of intimidation and violence due to the whims of this vile bag of organized cells.

Mesa has the link roundup below, as does Michelle Malkin.

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Brett Kimberlin — sue me, please.

Posted by mesablue on May 24, 2012

Mr. Kimberlin,

There will be an incredible amount of truth written about you today that you are not going to be happy about.

Sue me first.

Go for it.

I have not posted in a very long time. This blog used to pull some weight back in the early days of the blogosphere. Friends were made, new blogs were created — a couple got pretty big. I was honored to guest post on a couple of the really big blogs. No matter.

What I did do was create an online persona back in the days of blogging anonymously that garnered at the very least — a modicum of respect for my thoughts and methods.

I started to miss the days of hardcore “discussion” as blogging became more mainstream, so I bowed out. Still following but not involved. Until earlier this week I learned of your terror attacks on some of my fellow brethren.

Mr. Kimberlin (and noxious friends), I call you out to try to find me and do to me what you have done in recent months to others that I would call friends. I hate to make this about me, but I would truly enjoy personally embarassing you in this venue. Or, in court.

So, who are you, Brett Kimberlin?

The young perjuror, or the guy who got caught trying to fly a bunch of drugs into a hastily made Texas airstrip?

Or, are you the guy who once paroled tried to weasel his way out of paying anything towards the civil suit that you lost for blowing someone up and were then re-jailed?

Or, are you just the person that I saw on my local news stations as responsible for creating a weekend of terror by planting eight bombs that exploded in Speedway, Indiana?

Never mind a poor woman that was murdered — supposedly to cover up your relationship with a minor.

All of this from one citation — all based on your convictions of record. Doesn’t even begin to sum up your path of delusional destruction.

This is where it gets fun.

Federal tax forms filed by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit Justice Through Music Project (JTMP) show that the 501(c)3 group collected $1.8 million in gifts, grants and other contributions during its first six years of operation. An analysis using database research indicates that more than $300,000 of that sum came in the form of grants from tax-exempt foundations, including the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Barbara Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation, connected to Democrat Sen. John Kerry’s wife.

Quite the new life — huh?

Kind of helps when you threaten Wikipedia into scrubbing all mention of your past.

What have you been up to lately?

Here’s the list of Brett Kimberlin’s current actions. Not all are conservatives; Seth Allen is a liberal. When he comes to covering up his misdeeds, Kimberlin’s ego trumps politics.

Seth Allen

Kimberlin reopened civil defamation and stalking case
Appealing contempt order against Seth Allen that was denied

Aaron Walker aka Aaron Worthing

Ex Parte Peace order issued on Tuesday
Appealing Peace Order that was denied on 4/11
Filed Bar complaint against Aaron 5/1

Pat Frey aka Patterico

Named as third party in Seth Allen suit
Subject of suit by Nadia Naffe that appears to have possible affiliation with Brett Kimberlin

Robert Stacy McCain

Harassment of wife’s employer by Brett Kimberlin that was considered enough of a potentional threat that McCain and his family were forced to move

James O’Keefe

Kimberlin trying to get copies of Jame’s emails supposedly in the possession of Nadia Naffe

Liberty Chick

Named as third party in Seth Allen lawsuit

Your suit against Seth Allen ended in a joke.

You accused Aaron Walker of physically attacking you outside of a court room after you filed a frivolous complaint against him after he provided free legal advice to Seth Allen.

Denied.

Stacey McCain has temporarily moved his family out of state to avoid your harassment.

But, now it’s your day. I’m one day early but…

It’s only the beginning:

These are the folks that were on board yesterday afternoon, before the word truly got out.

Instapundit.

i Own The World.

American Thinker.

Overlawyered.

Blazing Cat Fur.

American Power.

The American Catholic.

The Lonely Conservative.


Five Feet of Fury.

Nice Deb.

The Sundries Shack.

PJ Tatler.

Riehl World View.

Film Ladd.

The Coalition of the Swilling.

DaTechGuy.

Belmont Club.

Legal Insurrection.

D-pud.

The Daley Gator.

The Camp of the Saints.

Wake Up America.

Darth Chipmunk.


Zilla of the Resistance.

Lady Liberty 1885.

Goldfish and Clowns.

Small Dead Animals (blast from the past).

Hillbuzz.

The Lid.

EBL.

Israel Matzav.

Catholic Bandita.

Bob Owens. Say no more.

And of course, a couple of the big boys:

Ed Morrisey @ Hotair, worth a read in it’s own right.

The Blogfather.

Thank you to Michelle Malkin for most of the list.

Thousands have already rallied to the cause. Friday is going to be an amazing day for free speech.

Mr. Kimberlin, I hope you truly appreciate the shit storm you just stirred up.

It only gets worse from here.

*A fairly long but good read on one part of this story.

UPDATE: WickedPinto Fully Supports this. I don’t hide who I am, but I don’t broadcast, and I argue, not litigate, must be nice to have tax free money to fund your fights you MIDGET PUSSY!

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For all the Occupy Wall Street hangers on

Posted by mesablue on November 6, 2011

And yes, you are hanging on, to the tired and the old — nothing new to see here.

No new message, no coherent thoughts. Just repeated whining that we’ve all seen before. As have your mentors; it’s trademark Saul Alinsky and how they got you all wound up this time.

This is an old post, but it applies to the current situation.

It may be half a decade later, but the message still applies:

What follows is an important read for everyone at this time in the history of our country. While our soldiers risk their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world to fight terrorism where it lives, there are those who would call the US evil and colonialist and our soldiers pawns. They protest the war by holding up signs that read “War Criminals” at Walter Reed Hospital where our injured troops are recovering. They say they support our troops and call for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq in the same sentence. They exercise their freedom of speech by glorifying dictators like Chavez and Castro while comparing our president to Hitler.

The same sort of thing happened in the sixties and seventies because of our involvement in Vietnam. We eventually left that country and let it descend into chaos and murder.

Pat Conroy was a young man during the Vietnam war. He was a protestor. He dodged the draft. He thought our government was evil and that our country had no right to send troops overseas.

He has had nearly forty years to reflect on the reasons for his actions and has come to a conclusion — he was a coward.

This should be a must read for anyone under thirty who questions why we are in Iraq. Anyone older than that or who also protested Vietnam and still hates their country should have their meds re-evaluated and upped.

An Honest Confession by an American Coward
by Pat Conroy

This is from his book, My Losing Season as it was posted at Family Security Matters

Please read the entire essay.

The true things always ambush me on the road and take me by surprise when I am drifting down the light of placid days, careless about flanks and rearguard actions. I was not looking for a true thing to come upon me in the state of New Jersey. Nothing has ever happened to me in New Jersey. But came it did, and it came to stay.


In the past four years I have been interviewing my teammates on the 1966-67 basketball team at the Citadel for a book I’m writing. For the most part, this has been like buying back a part of my past that I had mislaid or shut out of my life. At first I thought I was writing about being young and frisky and able to run up and down a court all day long, but lately I realized I came to this book because I needed to come to grips with being middle-aged and having ripened into a
gray-haired man you could not trust to handle the ball on a fast break.


When I visited my old teammate Al Kroboth’s house in New Jersey, I spent the first hours quizzing him about his memories of games and practices and the screams of coaches that had echoed in field houses more than 30 years before. Al had been a splendid forward-center for the Citadel; at 6 feet 5 inches and carrying 220 pounds, he played with indefatigable energy and enthusiasm. For most of his senior year, he led the nation in field-goal percentage, with UCLA center Lew Alcindor hot on his trail. Al was a battler and a brawler and a scrapper from the day he first stepped in as a Green Weenie as a sophomore to the day he graduated. After we talked basketball, we came to a subject I dreaded to bring up with Al, but which lay between us and would not lie still.


“Al, you know I was a draft dodger and antiwar demonstrator.”


“That’s what I heard, Conroy,” Al said. “I have nothing against what you did, but I did what I thought was right.”


“Tell me about Vietnam, big Al. Tell me what happened to you,” I said.


On his seventh mission as a navigator in an A-6 for Major Leonard Robertson, Al was getting ready to deliver their payload when the fighter-bomber was hit by enemy fire. Though Al has no memory of it, he punched out somewhere in the middle of the ill-fated dive and lost consciousness. He doesn’t know if he was unconscious for six hours or six days, nor does he know what happened to Major Robertson (whose name
is engraved on the Wall in Washington and on the MIA bracelet Al wears).


When Al awoke, he couldn’t move. A Viet Cong soldier held an AK-47 to his head. His back and his neck were broken, and he had shattered his left scapula in the fall. When he was well enough to get to his feet (he still can’t recall how much time had passed), two armed Viet Cong led Al from the jungles of South Vietnam to a prison in Hanoi. The journey took three months. Al Kroboth walked barefooted through the most impassable terrain in Vietnam, and he did it sometimes in the dead of night. He bathed when it rained, and he slept in bomb craters with his two Viet Cong captors. As they moved farther north, infections
began to erupt on his body, and his legs were covered with leeches picked up while crossing the rice paddies.


At the very time of Al’s walk, I had a small role in organizing the only antiwar demonstration ever held in Beaufort, South Carolina, the home of Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Station. In a Marine Corps town at that time, it was difficult to come up with a quorum of people who had even minor disagreements about the Vietnam War. But my small group managed to attract a crowd of about 150 to Beaufort’s waterfront. With my mother and my wife on either side of me, we listened to the featured speaker, Dr. Howard Levy, suggest to the very few young enlisted Marines present that if they get sent to Vietnam, here’s how they can help end this war: Roll a grenade under your officer’s bunk when he’s asleep in his tent. It’s called fragging and is becoming more and more popular with the ground troops who know this war is bullshit. I was enraged by the suggestion. At that very moment my father, a Marine officer, was asleep in Vietnam. But in 1972, at the age of 27, I thought I was serving America’s interests by pointing out what massive flaws and miscalculations and corruptions had led her to conduct a ground war in Southeast Asia.


In the meantime, Al and his captors had finally arrived in the North, and the Viet Cong traded him to North Vietnamese soldiers for the final leg of the trip to Hanoi. Many times when they stopped to rest for the night, the local villagers tried to kill him. His captors wired his hands behind his back at night, so he trained himself to sleep in the center of huts when the villagers began sticking knives and bayonets into the thin walls.


Following the U.S. air raids, old women would come into the huts to excrete on him and yank out hunks of his hair. After the nightmare journey of his walk north, Al was relieved when his guards finally delivered him to the POW camp in Hanoi and the cell door locked behind him.


It was at the camp that Al began to die. He threw up every meal he ate and before long was misidentified as the oldest American soldier in the prison because his appearance was so gaunt and skeletal. But the extraordinary camaraderie among fellow prisoners that sprang up in all the POW camps caught fire in Al, and did so in time to save his life.


When I was demonstrating in America against Nixon and the Christmas bombings in Hanoi, Al and his fellow prisoners were holding hands under the full fury of those bombings, singing “God Bless America.” It was those bombs that convinced Hanoi they would do well to release the American POWs, including my college teammate. When he told me about the C-141 landing in Hanoi to pick up the prisoners, Al said he felt no emotion, none at all, until he saw the giant American flag painted on the plane’s tail. I stopped writing as Al wept over the memory of that flag on that plane, on that morning, during that time in the life of America.


It was that same long night, after listening to Al’s story, that I began to make judgments about how I had conducted myself during the Vietnam War.


In the darkness of the sleeping Kroboth household, lying in the third-floor guest bedroom, I began to assess my role as a citizen in the ’60s, when my country called my name and I shot her the bird. Unlike the stupid boys who wrapped themselves in Viet Cong flags and burned the American one, I knew how to demonstrate against the war without flirting with treason or astonishingly bad taste. I had come directly from the warrior culture of this country and I knew how to act.


But in the 25 years that have passed since South Vietnam fell, I have immersed myself in the study of totalitarianism during the unspeakable century we just left behind. I have questioned survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, talked to Italians who told me tales of the Nazi occupation, French partisans who had counted German tanks in the forests of Normandy, and officers who survived the Bataan Death March. I quiz journalists returning from wars in Bosnia, the Sudan, the Congo, Angola, Indonesia, Guatemala, San Salvador, Chile, Northern Ireland, Algeria.


As I lay sleepless, I realized I’d done all this research to better understand my country. I now revere words like democracy, freedom, the right to vote, and the grandeur of the extraordinary vision of the founding fathers. Do I see America’s flaws? Of course. But I now can honor her basic, incorruptible virtues, the ones that let me walk the streets screaming my ass off that my country had no idea what it was doing in South Vietnam. My country let me scream to my heart’s content – the same country that produced both Al Kroboth and me.


Now, at this moment in New Jersey, I come to a conclusion about my actions as a young man when Vietnam was a dirty word to me. I wish I’d led a platoon of Marines in Vietnam. I would like to think I would have trained my troops well and that the Viet Cong would have had their hands full if they entered a firefight with us. From the day of my birth, I was programmed to enter the Marine Corps. I was the son of a Marine fighter pilot, and I had grown up on Marine bases where I had watched the men of the corps perform simulated war games in the forests of my childhood. That a novelist and poet bloomed darkly in the house of Santini strikes me as a remarkable irony. My mother and father had raised me to be an Al Kroboth, and during the Vietnam era they watched in horror as I metamorphosed into another breed of fanatic entirely. I understand now that I should have protested the war after my return from Vietnam, after I had done my duty for my country. I have come to a conclusion about my country that I knew then in my bones but lacked the courage to act on: America is good enough to die for even when she is wrong.


I looked for some conclusion, a summation of this trip to my teammate’s house. I wanted to come to the single right thing, a true thing that I may not like but that I could live with. After hearing Al Kroboth’s story of his walk across Vietnam and his brutal imprisonment in the North, I found myself passing harrowing, remorseless judgment on myself. I had not turned out to be the man I had once envisioned myself to be. I thought I would be the kind of man that America could point to and say, “There. That’s the guy. That’s the one who got it right. The whole package. The one I can depend on.”


It had never once occurred to me that I would find myself in the position I did on that night in Al Kroboth’s house in Roselle, New Jersey: an American coward spending the night with an American hero.

Pat Conroy’s book: My Losing Season is available at Amazon.

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Boston is under attack!

Posted by mesablue on October 11, 2011

From the land of Romney:

This is too much fun.

617-635-4500. That is the Mayor of Boston. Call him and tell him to stop at once!

Hundreds Of Riot Police have showed up

UPDATE: HOLY SHIT ALOT OF MAJOR CITIES ARE GETTING HIT BY RIOT POLICE THIS WAS A COORDINATED ATTACK CONVENIENTLY AFTER ALL LOCAL NEWS IS OFF THE AIR

Local Boston Newscaster Tweeting as it happens

Occupy St. Louis is the only stream currently Reporting Live realtime updates. They are in contact with most occupy movements around the country

Heh.

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How about?. . .

Posted by Wickedpinto on April 24, 2011

Instead of hitting a loudmouth blowhard on his positions based on minutiae, they hit . . say, The President of The United States of America with his outright lies(almost everything he says), abuse of executive privilege(the war without consultation in Libya), and something that can only described as blatantly illegal (the signing statement thing) But, his wife is a fashion superstar so screw it. Michelle is a LOT hotter than Milania.

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Anarchy In the UK!

Posted by Wickedpinto on March 29, 2011

Doesn’t seem like a lot of anarchy.

The organized anarchists

Isn’t that contradictory? Don’t seem like Anarchists, seems more like a bunch of jerks who know they aren’t gonna be shot.

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Sunday musical interlude

Posted by mesablue on March 27, 2011

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“Peaceful!”

Posted by Wickedpinto on March 10, 2011

Here’s the vid, I won’t yank it, so go there.

Is it just me, or at about 1:00 is there someone who assaults a cop?

Really peaceful guys.

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New Tone Taints an Old Meme.

Posted by Wickedpinto on March 2, 2011

NSFW subtitles.

What made the other ones funny, was that they were written in Hitlers voice, but this representative of the “new tone,” puts Walker in a bunker, rather than the dems, and is using a caricature of walker, apparently based on signs at the “protests,” expressing the “new tone.”

Shark Jumped, and Godwin violated.   Godwins law was violated, in a video satire about HITLER!  Hows the Irony in that?

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Isn’t this illegal?

Posted by Wickedpinto on February 19, 2011

I thought this was illegal. What is the difference between this and doctor shopping?

“NO BLOOD FOR OIL!”
“Kill The Dictator Bush”
“I need someone who has sworn an oath of service to lie so that I can intimidate individuals.”

Hrm.

More from goober including some snark from Althouse. It definitely looks illegal, or in violation of their professional mandates.

[more: Althouse put up her vid, I already put in the link, and the doc kinda scoffed off any anxiety you are suffering as an excuse, which proves the complete lie of the PBA argument about the mothers “physical and mental health.” basically proving the social con’s point of that allowing the doctors to say “okay what do you want, I will find a way to describe it.”]

Side question: How many people are going without medical care because these doctors are being activists rather than healers?

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Racist Rhetoric

Posted by Wickedpinto on January 11, 2011

Allen West is pointing out the absurdity of blaming rhetorical methods for the Arizona Shooting.

This is the opening line of this article Titled, “Rep. Allen West decries ‘opportunism’ in wake of Arizona shooting; has no plans to change rhetoric.”

Not a bad title actually, but here is the first line.

“U.S. Rep Allen West, R-Plantation.”

Clearly Colonel West needs to tone down his rhetoric.  It might make people think him hateful, unlike the measured opening line in that article.

via weaselzippers.

This whole thing is dusgusting, there is some good news for Giffords, and a few others, but in all, there are still people who need to be mourned and buried.  Sick canibalistic pricks.

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Random Thing

Posted by Wickedpinto on January 3, 2011

Anyone seen the movie “Edge of Darkness?”

I just did shortly before christmas, but I didn’t want to toss out a pop culture and politics thing.  Mel Gibson plays a Boston cop out for justice, for his daughters murder.

The story turns conspiratorial, and includes a dupe/corrupt senator.

During an interview, on television, the chyron (did I spell that right) on a tv interview show depicted the dupe/corrupt senator who was complicit in his daughters murder was a republican.

The Movie was released on January 29th of 2010 Which mean actual filming probably went back to 2008.

Which Republican Senator, from Massachusetts was there prior to that? Scott Brown was elected only about a week before the movie came out.  Prior to Scott Brown, there hadn’t been a Republican representing Massachusetts in the Senate since 1972.

It’s a seemingly small thing, but it proves the argument that Hollywood will go to any lengths to paint republicans as the bad guys.  Toss in the fact, that the guy who played the senator was doing a PERFECT John Kerry impersonation.

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Joker Punks a Joke.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 15, 2010

A lot of people are passing this around, so I don’t know who to give the H/T too, so just click the entire blog roll.

What I think about the Keith Olbermann thing, I mentioned earlier.  He’s a Joke, and should be fired, but not for the contributions, he should be fired because he’s a joker and a bully to people he ostensibly calls colleagues, and to more than half of the population of the nation he is trying to court.  He should also be fired for lying, for disobedience, for inflammatory unprofessional behaviour, for being a parasite on the moral of an entire station, for insulting every last person that doesn’t grant him the subservience he demands, but not for the contributions.

While reading that article, I actually found this line interesting.

Even those who admired Olbermann’s broadcasting skills felt that his behavior, such as making his staff leave notes outside his door rather than speaking to him, had gone too far.

First who admires his broadcasting skills other than Griffin and the people who owe their jobs to him, thanks to Griffin?

“Leaving notes outside his door.” is interesting.  A chain of command is necessary, it’s not like MSNBC is as microscopic as their ratings, so suggestions, idea’s, complaints and so on need to be handled in an orderly manner, but, Notes outside his door?

Also, I’m confident this was reported before the recession, what hardworking (I believe that the employee’s of MSNBC are hardworking) educated (I believe most of them are quite well educated) self respecting (seriously have my doubts after reading that quote) would put up with the blatant indifference keith clearly offers his “colleagues” and staffers?  Is it because having worked for MSNBC in the Olbermann Era is the equivalent of having been a member of the John Birch Society in University, where if you were, don’t even bother trying to get a federal judicial position?

That quote really left me kinda gobsmacked.  Especially reading the rest of the article and seeing just how weak the management was in caving to Olbermann.  Really a disgrace all around.

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An Interview With an Ex-Scientologist

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 4, 2010

Jason Beghe, who you might recognize, I mostly remember him as Tom Yinessa from 1st and 10, talks about his experience with scientology.

I really don’t care about Scientology myself, don’t judge the run of the mill Scientologist, even people like John Travolta and Tom Cruise.  I guess they’re happy and quirky and the average person doesn’t have to deal with them, so fine.  This interview, however, shows some strange stuff.

Language warning.

That is just part one, all 13 cuts, or the full unedited can be found if you go to Youtube.  If bored and curious can also checkout Operation Clambake.

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