Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The GOP "will not retreat"...

...advertisement is worth looking at. If you have not seen it yet. You can find it HERE.

An update from the Drudge Report...


Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement:

"As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it.

"The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq. It may improve the President’s political fortunes, but the American people and our troops will pay the price. I hope that President Bush realizes how shameful it is to play politics when what we really need is leadership, and that he will direct his Party to take down this ad immediately."

You may have to look at this soon! It may not make people feel good. That means it may have to go...

Friday, December 09, 2005

And on the Homefront...

...we find a little light insanity, with a tip of the Froggy's fedora to Bob at Either Orr.

Twas the night before December 25th and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves".
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."

And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.
So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.
His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere...even you.
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth

Good News from Iraq...

...with a tip of the Froggy's Fedora to Patrick al-Kafir and the Canine Defense Forces at Clarity and Resolve for the lead to this story...


CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq —The number three terrorist on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) High Value Individual list was detained Dec. 9 in the provincial capital of ar Ramadi.

Amir Khalaf Fanus, an al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist in the Ramadi area, was wanted for criminal activities including murder and kidnapping. Today, local Iraqi citizens brought him to an Iraqi and U.S. Forces military base in Ramadi.

Fanus, also known in Ramadi by his Iraqi moniker, “the Butcher,” was well-known for his crimes against the local populace. He is the highest ranking al Qaeda in Iraq member to be turned into Iraqi and U.S. officials by local citizens.

His capture is another indication that the local citizens tire of the terrorists’ presence within their community. Iraqi and U.S. Forces have witnessed increasing signs of citizens fighting the terrorists within Ramadi as the Dec. 15 National Elections draw nearer.

Recently, an additional 1,200 Iraqi Soldiers have recently been stationed in Ramadi. Approximately 1,100 Iraqi Special Police Commandos and a mechanized Iraqi Army company completed their planned movement into the city.

This plan has Iraqi security forces assuming more of the security responsibilities from the U.S. Forces. As in other locations, as security improves, Iraqi police will also be gradually introduced within the city.

This is getting to be like the adopt-a-highway program. Local folks just pickin' up trash 'longside the road.

Kermit smiles...

A well trained, capable Free Iraqi Army... any amount of time less than several more years is, realistically, problematic. What we are training right now is light infantry. I have no problem with that. Light infantry have to be some of the greatest fighters in the world. They are either great fighters or they are walking deadmen.

We need to be training Support Troops: transportation, communication, medical, supply, artillery (heavy and light), air support and naval support as well as combat arms!!!

What we are training now are damned good, brave soldiers. If we retreat (a la the Demorats-bail out Billies) we abandon these brave men that we have trained.

I learned something from Viet Nam... But hey, I was "boots on the ground" and way way up North ahead of the Cowboys and Indians. What do I know. We should really leave these things to Congressional Micro Managers. With Kerry and Murtha in command, and ably assisted by Durbin, Pelosi and Kennedy we could have the troops home by Christmas (whoops - Winter Season of Festivities) this year. With help like this... well, let's not go down that trail.

Did the Demorats learn anything in Viet Nam?

I think that I'll go and hop in the Bog now.


PS - don't forget to give the Terrs a purple finger salute on Monday

The War in Iraq...

...or, the Antiwar in Iraq made simple is well explained by John Noonan at The Officer's Club

There is too much at stake in Iraq to pull back. Let's understand the basic realities of this situation.

For the anti-war left, this is a political game. Pull-out means embarassing the president and winning back congressional seats, the White House, etc.

That's wrong folks. We have a job to do, we have solid objectives, and a solid plan to win them.

Jump on the victory bandwagon with SMASH and the rest of the milbloggers. Write your congressman, weigh-in to local media, vote for people who are committed to victory, not petty politics.

And lets give the terrorists the finger with purple ink by standing with the Free Iraqis starting Monday.

Fixin' to turn purple in the Bog,

Kermit - the soon to be purple Frog

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Pearl Harbor...

...was not a pretty scene. We've had our generation's Pearl Harbor. I fear that we, at home, may not be 'as great a generation' as my Father's generation. The Soldiers are, the home front may not be.

My perspective is different. A long time ago, I visited the Battleship Arizona memorial. 72 hours later I was at ground zero in Hiroshima. The two visits should have turned the idealistic college grad into a Peacenik. It turned him into a warrior.

Semper Fi (inspite of the Demorat's redefinition of the language) still translates as 'always faithful'. It does not translate as 'simply fabulous'.

Life is a long trip, and I've ended up in the Bog.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Support FREE IRAQIS!!!

Bill Bennett's radio show,

...Morning in America, happens early in the morning here in Central Oklahoma. It is (being an early to hop out of bed frog) where my day begins. Dr. Bennett or one of the listners (I was not fully awake yet on the day that it happened) came up with a great way for us to show solidarity with the Free Iraqis. Next week the Frog and his household will be dipping the index fingers of their right hands in purple India Ink (available at local craft stores) and wearing it all week as a sign of solidarity and support for the Iraqis.

I encourage you to do the same. Casting my ballot is something that I take for granted. I will be doing this to remind myself and others that Freedom is not cheap, and that voting can be an act of bravery.

I will be putting pictures up here on the Blog from the Bog. I will also be sending them to the Iraqi Embassy and to some of my milblogger friends. It will be my way of saying "thanx" and that "I support the mission and the troops".

Get a bottle of purple ink and show the world that in the home of the free, we stand with the brave.


P.S. - It's a good way to give Bubba Bin Laden the finger!

It was suggested that George Washington...

...missed out on signing some our country's foundational documents in Philadelphia (like the Constitution) because he spent the winter partying with the troops at a spa in rural Pennsylvania called Valley Forge.

You are reading this in English. Thank a teacher!

You are reading this because we have a Constitution. Thank a soldier!

Merry Christmas,


P.S. - I can say that because of my First Ammendment Rights. If you are offended, go somewhere and get a life.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

This comes...

…from a friend. It has been around for a while, so if it is ‘Old Hat’ skip it and move on. But, it does have a certain lovely sentiment.


Things that make you think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.When some claim that President Bush shouldn't have started this war, state the following:

a. FDR led us into World War II.

b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did. >From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ... an average of 112,500 per year.

c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. >From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average of 18,334 per year.

d John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.

e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. >From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost … an average of 5,800 per year.

f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

g. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking. But, It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The Military morale is high!The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the factsBut Wait. There's more!


Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of oneman's explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.This is a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a veteran's hospital and look those men ... with their mangled bodies... in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn't hold a job.You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?What about you?"

For those who don't remember, during W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA.Now he's a Senator!If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.

Occasionally I get the comment that I am not ‘left winged’. Actually, I have 2 genetic disorders. One is physical. If I were a bird, I would fly in counterclockwise circles because my left wing is under developed and my right wing overcompensates. The other defect is mental. Although I am perfectly capable of building castles in the sky, my cranial capacity is limited to the point that I become unable to attempt moving into the castles which I have, ever so carefully, constructed.

Peace and all good,


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