Urbin Report

Monday, March 31, 2003

I was just listening to NPR, their embedded reporter was telling how a Republican Guard unit pretty much crumbled when faced with armor from the US 3rd Infantry.
The NPR Talking Head back at the studio expressed surpise over how the "Elite" Republican Guards didn't put up a better fight.

I have to wonder what planet these NPR anchors come from. The Iraqi RG units might be Elite by Iraqi standards, but compared to US or British (or any other Commonwealth military), those guys wouldn't even measure up to a second rate National Guard unit.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Operation Shoebox

The purpose of Operation ShoeBox is to encourage citizens to support their fighting men and women deployed overseas in these dangerous times.
We have been encouraging people to send packages to the troops.
If you don't have a family member deployed overseas, check with your friends, colleagues, or church members to get the address of someone who is serving.

http://www.ucomics.com/boondocks/

Then tell the hand wringing Whimps at the Boston Globe to show some fornicating guts.
Geeze, it's not like they don't bash President Bush on every other single page in the paper.
Or just maybe, they are serious Cuba Gooding Jr. fans...

Friday, March 28, 2003

http://www.johnringo.com/popbug.htm

A John Ringo Op-Ed. Share & Enjoy

Humor alert!
http://www.stonetrek.com/

I'm listening to the daily press briefing from the Iraqi theater.
A fair number of these reporters are very concerned about how fast the US & it's allies are supplying aid to the liberated Iraqi cities.
Where the fornication where these concerned journalists when these same Iraqi civlians were being starved, killed by nerve gas, and suffering other atrocities committed by Saddam's government?

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Nice photo from Iraq
http://www.armytimes.com/Photos/index.php?d=20030326&i=26

I just heard some pinhead on mouthing off on Fox News.
He said that Saddam's motives are political, not military.

Gee buddy, you ever hear of Clausewitz?
He summed it up in the 19th Century:
"The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes."

Note: The Pinhead in Question wasn't one of the Fox staff. He was some Left of Center pundit they had on to fill airtime.

Arrived in my email today. Having worked for Sears in High School & College, I'm not surprised.

This is true according to snopes.com:

IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU TREAT THE PROTECTORS OF OUR LAND.

I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its
reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold
their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a
big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up...

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining
all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all
called up reservist employees for up to two years. I submit that Sears
is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its
contribution.

I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell
them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it
well deserves.

I'm always going on about what Bill Clinton did wrong, so I should speak up when he does something right.

According to Associated Press, the former President spoke about the war in Iraq during a fund-raising performance Tuesday night of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock. t
"Tonight, many thousands of America's finest young men and women in uniform, and their allies, are in Iraq with their lives on the line," he told the audience, reading a brief statement just before the program's intermission.
"Whatever our politics at this hour, we all should want them and their commander in chief to know that we're praying for them and pulling for them, for their success in their mission, for their safety, for as little loss of life as possible," Mr. Clinton said. "That is our hope, the prayer of every American."

Note that there are a handful of democrats in the House that are not following Mr. Clinton's advice.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

I found this funny.
http://users3.ev1.net/~jtclay/fishin.htm

If you don't have a sense of humor, it's not my fault.

Interesting comment about the so called "Peace Movement" by Dennis Miller

"The Nazi signs have got to stop. If you're in a peace march and the guy next to you has a sign saying that 'Bush is Hitler,' forget the peace thing for a second and beat his ass, because he is not Hitler."

Great Cartoon
http://www.cnsnews.com/cartoon/Asayarchive/2003/cart20030325.asp

The New Devil's Dictionary by Leslie Bates

A so-called Human Shield sees the light of reason.
The title of Daniel Pepper article is "I was a naive fool to be a human shield for Saddam."

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Other blogs,

My friend Doug Berry has a good one.

Mark Seifert is another Traveller player with his own Blog

Seeing the Stupid White Man, on TV the other day got me to get off my butt and do some research on his so called documentary.
First off, as pointed out by David Hardy, it's not even a documentary by the rules of the Academy.

Rule 11 of the rules for the Academy Award: a documentary must be non-fictional, and even re-enactments (much less doctoring of a speech) must stress fact and not fiction.

As Mr. Hardy, a civil rights lawyer, points out, "[bowling] makes its points by deceiving and by misleading the viewer. Statements are made which are false. Moore invites the reader to draw inferences which he must have known were wrong. Dates are transposed and video carefully edited to create whatever effect is desired. Indeed, even speeches shown on screen are heavily edited, so that sentences are assembled in the speaker's voice, but which he never uttered.
These occur with such frequency and seriousness as to rule out unintentional error. Any polite description would be inadequate, so let me be blunt. Bowling uses deliberate deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect."

The Wall Street Journal Opinion page makes some interesting points also.

"[Bowling] show[s] a willful aversion to the truth. Mr. Moore repeats the canard that the United States gave the Taliban $245 million in aid in 2000 and 2001, somehow implying we were in cahoots with them. But that money actually went to U.N.-affiliated humanitarian organizations that were completely independent of the Taliban.

In print, too, Mr. Moore plays fast and loose with the facts. In his "Stupid White Men," his best-selling book, he blithely states that five-sixths of the U.S. defense budget in 2001 went toward the construction of a single type of plane and that two-thirds of the $190 million that President Bush raised in his 2000 campaign came from just over 700 individuals, a preposterous assertion given that the limit for individual contributions at the time was $1,000.When CNN's Lou Dobbs asked Mr. Moore about his inaccuracies, he shrugged off the quesiton. "You know, look, this is a book of political humor. So, I mean, I don't respond to that sort of stuff, you know," he said.

So...it seems that Mr. Moore is more a propaganist in the finest tradition of Gobbels than documentary film maker.
Yet, the far left of center folks eat his stuff like a cat going at a bowl of cream.

Oh ya... my webpage:
http://www.urbin.net/EWW/

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