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Nevada primaries (continued)…

Continuing my post on the Nevada primaries, with a little help from There will likely be opinions on Humboldt county candidates at some point, maybe after the primaries, if I can do it without hurting feelings. Yes, the town is that small.


Active Candidates:

I don’t really care about this, Kroliki or Hammargren will probably get my vote.

* Lonnie Hammargren (R)
Ex-Lt. Governor, Retired Surgeon & ’98 Governor Candidate
* Eldon Hardy (R)
State’s Homeowners Association Ombudsman & Retired Businessman
* George Kao (R)
Business Consultant- Don’t remember exactly why I wrote him off. Either from Vegas or a transplant, or both. If I’m wrong I’ll give him another look.

* Brian Krolicki (R)
State Treasurer
* Barbara Lee Woollen (R)
Businesswoman – Woolen is running on a family values platform but her business has ties to porn. Kroliki called her on it, so she sued him. I don’t care about the porn thing, but that isn’t what the courts are for. Sorry Barb, you would have had a chance with me if you hadn’t filed that frivolous suit.

* Janet Moncrief (R)
* Bob Goodman (D)
Ex-State Economic Development Commissioner & Trade Association Executive
* Bill Montgomery (D)
* Bob Stupak (D)
Ex-Casino Owner & World Champion Poker Player- I just have to say that Stupak creeps me out. Too many face-lifts maybe.

* Bob Unger (D)
Real Estate Developer & Attorney
* Thomas Jefferson (IAP)
Retired Auto Parts Store Owner & USAF Veteran- How can you not vote for that name? Continue reading


July 31, 2006 Posted by | Nevada, News and politics, Politics & Elections, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

14 Iraqi War Myths


The primary mission of TROP is to document and publicize the violence that takes place in the name of Islam each day. It is not to necessarily defend coalition action in Iraq or make political endorsements. We wrote the following article as a means of responding to the large number of inquiries and challenges that we receive concerning Iraq.


Outrageous claims are often made in the Islamic world and even in the West concerning what is taking place in Iraq. The more misguided believe there to be some sort of crusade against Muslims, as if all of the Muslim-Americans have been killed off and fresh blood is needed overseas. In fact, only one Muslim lost their life in America to any sort of revenge attack following 9/11, and this was at the hands of a White-power felon who hardly represents anyone other than himself. Other foolish conspiracy theories and fabrications have been repeated so often that they have settled as fact in the minds of the misinformed. These echo with violent repercussions in Iraq, so correcting such myths can only save lives.


With this in mind, we present (and hopefully discredit) the 14 biggest myths of Iraq:

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July 24, 2006 Posted by | Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Out of Disproportion

By Ben Stein

Published 7/21/2006 12:09:46 AM

The American Spectator

So, now I see that some commentators are saying that Israel’s bombing
of Lebanese Hezbollah strong points and neighborhoods is
“disproportionate.” The Israeli campaign, so this story goes, is
bullying and terrorizing the Lebanese populace, and this is (so the
argument goes) typical Israeli thug behavior.


see. In World War II, the Germans bombed exactly no United States
cities or towns. We bombed the hell out of them, day and night, for
more than two years, including helping the British with firebombing
Dresden, one of the most appalling civilian killings by a free people
of all time.

Was it disproportionate? Well, no. The Nazis had
bombed our allies, the British, in terror raids for years. They had
started a world war. They had created a genocide unspeakable in human
history. So, yes, there was horrible killing, but is anyone now saying
it was disproportionate? Maybe a few, but not many.

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July 22, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Griffin: “Hizballah IS the Local Population”

This story seems to explain a lot about who Hezbollah is in Lebanon.

July 21, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment


Santorum: War Against Islamo-Fascism

Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum says the United States is engaged in a new world war against Islamic fascism.

He says many Americans won’t say so for fear of offending Muslims.

Santorum says terrorist attacks worldwide, the war in Iraq and Israel’s fight against Iran-backed Hezbollah are all battlefronts in a war that Americans will either win or lose, but cannot avoid.

Santorum is opposed to the Iranian regime, but does not support military action against the country. He says he favors legislation would punish countries that aid Iran’s nuclear program and that encourage pro-democracy groups in Iran.

Someone in Congress finally has the guts to say it. Now, why don’t you try sitting down with Senator Murtha and explain the situation to him. Remember… talk slowly, he may still be off his meds. 

July 21, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

What happened on Sesame Street?

US Muslims criticise Bush over Israel

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),
the largest US Muslim rights group, said: “Once again, America’s image
and interests worldwide are being harmed by one-sided support for
Israeli actions.

“We’re urging Muslims in America and other people of
conscience to contact their elected officials to tell them that we have
to have balanced foreign policy for the Middle East, one that is driven
by American interests, not Israeli interests.”

Israeli interests ARE American interests, Dipsh*t!

July 20, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Possession is not 9/10 of the law.

From the Clarity and Resolve Lexicon.

waqf: an Islamic religious endowment, wherein the property (land or otherwise) is entrusted to God in perpetuity to be used for the benefit of Muslims. In Islamic doctrine, lands conquered by Muslims in God’s name are considered to be thereafter inviolable and may not be forfeited. Muslim land, past and present, and the totality of its respective awqaf (pl.) are considered to be the eternal property of God and His servants (Muslims). Israel, for instance, is considered to be an Islamic waqf, and therefore not open to appropriation by Jews, even though its their homeland.

So, does this mean Spain owes some back rent?

July 20, 2006 Posted by | Religion, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Israel; always on MY map.

Ok, as usual I am probably over simplifying a very difficult situation. I see Israel defending itself against a terrorist organization, Hezbollah, in southern Lebanon. An organization who’s only purpose for existence is the complete destruction of Israel. I personally believe they wouldn’t stop there. Israel is just the first step. I doubt Hezbollah is very well liked by the majority of Lebanese. But they’re well armed murderers backed by a foreign government, Iran. What can a normal person do against that? They are probably a lot better armed than the Lebanese army as well. Israel pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, with the understanding that Hezbollah would be disarmed and the Lebanese army deployed in south Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah’s return. (UNSCR 1559) This of course hasn’t been done. Either the Lebanese government and army doesn’t have the strength or the will. Hezbollah will not be disarmed willingly. So Israel has been forced to do it. Maybe now, once Israel sufficiently weakens Hezbollah we’ll find out if the Lebanese government has the will to take back it’s country. If they do not, it seems pretty clear to me that they support Hezbollah’s goal of destroying Israel.

This is how I see the current situation. Have I missed something? Is it that black and white?

(update- The headline for this post was taken from a t-shirt over at Aaron’s Case, although I misquoted it. I hope he doesn’t mind. Go check his stuff out. I wouldn’t mind having one of everything. I’m sure you’ll find something to make a statement. )

July 20, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | 1 Comment

Gaining ground

Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

President Bush cast the first veto of his 5½-year presidency Wednesday, saying legislation easing limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research “crosses a moral boundary” and is wrong.

“This bill would support the taking of innocent human life of the hope of finding medical benefits for others,” Bush said at a White House event where he was surrounded by 18 families who “adopted” frozen embryos not used by other couples, and then used those leftover embryos to have children.

“Each of these children was still adopted while still an embryo and has been blessed with a chance to grow, to grow up in a loving family. These boys and girls are not spare parts,” he said.

The veto came a day after the Senate defied Bush and approved the legislation, 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds margin needed to override. White House officials and Republican congressional leaders claimed it was unlikely that Congress could override the veto.

Between this and GW’s unfailing (so far) support of Israel, he is regaining much of the respect I lost for him with the proposed illegal immigrant amnesty plan. Continue reading

July 19, 2006 Posted by | Social and Politics, Stem Cell Research | Leave a comment

How now dumb cow?

This guy is great.

I’m trying to figure out if Dumb Cow is still “fasting”. Plenty of blogs over at Codepink, but no word from Cindy. I’m guessing she is either too weak to type, or hiding out with a ham sandwich. Please write Cindy, so I can get a good night’s sleep.

July 19, 2006 Posted by | Social and Politics | Leave a comment