Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Some personal thoughts (rants) about 9-11.

I was doing some research about the person I'm supposed to memorialize, and the emotions of that day came flooding back: anger, fear, sadness. And yet, because some camel jockeys hijacked the planes with boxcutters and some wires masquerading as a bomb, we've been told to bend over and take it, and be nearly naked when we get on a plane, and in several other places too now. Yes, I know there was a pregnant woman among the suspects earlier this summer from Britian but we haven't profiled ANYONE based on where they're from, how they're travelling, who they are, because we might *offend* someone. Fuck that shit. Are the terrorists Equal Opportunity Employers, not discriminating on the basis of race, gender, religion, etc.? NO!!! Why are we pussy-footing around the issue of who these people are and what they want, which is a Islamic WORLD! Islamic law EVERYWHERE!!! And woe to you if you're not Islamic enough for them, or they'll grab a rusty knife and saw your head off too! Folks don't like that I want our soldiers to take off the kid gloves in our handling of any captures and combatants, i.e. not firing on their temples when they're using them as a base of operations, treating any prisoners and the Koran with respect. Fuck that, I want Oscar Meyer to go into overdrive making and shipping bacon products to the Middle East for us to use as weapons of war NOW! They want to act like barbarians in this open-ended war, I say we bring it to them hardcore! Cluster-bombing with Baco-Bits, feeding the prisoners BLTs. They don't like that, gonna go on a hunger strike? Good, the sooner they starve, the sooner we ain't gotta keep taking care of their sorry asses.

On the home front: What the Hell is it with folks wanting to call 9-11 "Patriot's Day"? Did I miss that referendum? I thought Patriot's Day was just fine where it was, on April 19th, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and coinciding with the day the Jews in the Warsaw Getto rose up against their Nazi captors. But because Janet Reno had a barbeque and Tim McVeigh had a blast, that day is stained forever, and we mus'nt use that name anymore for that day. So we recycle it for 9-11?!? Why not use Rememberance Day? It's not like anybody's using it anymore, not for it's original purpose, which has since been renamed Veteran's Day.

And excuse me, Mr President? The Minutemen aren't vigilantes, THEY'RE DOING THE JOB YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO!!! Do we need to elect Kinky Friedman as Governor, since he's promising to send 10,000 Texas Guardsmen (not the dismal 1500 the Fed promises) to protect the border FROM UNLAWFUL INVADERS! I don't care if they're coming across one at a time, when it adds up to 75,000 a week, IT'S A DAMNED INVASION!! I want something done about this last year!

Monday, September 11, 2006

2094 of 2996, five years later

I was chosen to remember Mohammed Jawara. The similarities between he and I are a little eerie: we both worked as officers for security companies, although not the same one; he was 30 years old, it was 4 days before my 30th birthday. Beyond that, I have to rely on what others have said of him.

I would like to think how he is remembered on is a fair represntation. I can't give better praise than Rob Bender did:
Mohammed was the epitomy of the Gentle Giant: secure in himself, careful with his words, and unerringly professional at all times. He did not deserve to die the way he did. He was a devout Muslim. He never lost his cool. He was big, and he knew how to bounce out the drunks, believe me. You knew that you could never mess with this man. And, no one ever will, wherever he is now. May Allah bless you on your journey. You are missed.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thought of the day

We (in Texas) have some elections coming up in a few months, one of the more important races is for Governor. My personal litmus test is a candidate's view on the Second Amendment, which is summed up pretty well in this quote:
"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."
Texas State Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp

Thx to Gun Owners of America for the reminder of the quote.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Now I wish I could go... the Texas State Fair in Dallas: God Bless Texas and pass the Rolaids.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Nother quiz... go figure!

Which of Possum Girl's Kin are You Most Like?
Your Result: Cousin Rambeaux

This veteran of the Possum Army introduced the rest of us to "tough love". He's a great guy, but he's pretty set in his ways. He has no patience with slackers, whiners, hippies, commies, fakes, liars... much of anybody, really.

Possum Girl
Cousin Raynebeaux
Which of Possum Girl's Kin are You Most Like?

This one is from my dear wife Phoenix, who's celebrating her birthday today.(Yea, honey!)