Who’s Next?

Of course, speaking of holidays, there are few things we love more than fireworks. Lots of fireworks. According to this article sent to us by ever-vigilant LC Joe Dromedary (we need to get back up to speed on our email, we really, really need to!), we may even be getting some.

Color us optimistic if you like, but we seem to see a pattern here. A nice, multicolored pattern beginning with grumbling and ending with satisfyingly large booms, spreading tattered and scorched turbans everywhere.

A senior U.S. official said Iran and Syria have developed ballistic missiles that can destroy U.S. targets in Iraq as well as in nations aligned with Washington.

Yep, Mad Mullahs and Boy Assad, we are looking at you. Care for a quick blinking contest?

“Iran and Syria can currently reach the territory of U.S. friends and allies with their ballistic missiles,” Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Stephen Rademaker said.

And that, in case you were wondering, will attract the kind of attention that you most definitely don’t want to attract with well over a hundred thousand seriously pissed off and heavily armed Americans sitting right next door to you.

“Ballistic missiles from Iran can already reach some parts of Europe,

This, on the other hand, will attract almost no attention at all, unless you count the immediate arrival of a bunch of diplomats from the EUrinal waving surrender documents “attention”.

…and, of course, Iranian and Syrian ballistic missiles threaten our coalition forces deployed in the Middle East,” he said.

…and they react badly to threats, very badly.

And, of course, the midget with the pooftah hairdo is involved as well:

Rademaker told a missile defense conference by the Washington-based American Foreign Policy Council that both countries have received significant assistance from North Korea, which has sought to sell complete missile systems to the Middle East.

Lining up the ducks are we?

About time too.

81 comments

  1. 1
    Cameron growls and barks:

    Hmmm…The 4th of July might arrive early.

  2. 2
    LC NEilV growls and barks:

    I think a troop increase and wider rules of engagement ,is a possibility in the future.
    We are talking a major target rich environment.
    The threat of a big stick is credible these days .
    When Bush speaks, the Mullahs and kim dum dildo, listen. The Elvis reject shits when he hears a plane over head.Like
    The mad Mullahs of Iran are more dangeroues becuase of the oil wealth.
    Since they are hitting us hard ,we must hit back harder to give the enemy a psyops, slap up side there turbaned head. I wager the Syrians pull a Momar ghadaffi and cut a deal.Call it cutting a ghadaffi like quisling stands for traitor Ghadaffi can stand for cutting a deal in the face of an over whelming pimp slap.
    The Syrians have there tit in the ringer,Israel to the south ,The US in Iraq to the east,Hammer ,anvil must suck to be Baby Assad these days.
    The question is does he fear the Bathists,Islamists,ALQuida more then Bush?
    We will see…..I belive it will all work out.
    Cheers

  3. 3
    Jewels (AKA Julian) growls and barks:

    unfortunately, it’s going to Take a Euro city going up in a radioactive fire ball for them to wake up. Cept for the russians.

  4. 4
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    I think the Poles get it.

    Check out these pix I found on Free Republic.

  5. 5
    Mike M growls and barks:

    While the Sand People, with the aid and abetment of the Norkook, begin to pound their chests and rattle their swords ever more brazenly over their emerging “ballistic missile” threat, the sharks are becoming increasingly restless, including that newly developed (post 9/11)sub-species (no pun intended),which will be exceptionally effective without causing apoplexy in those who get wobbly knees over the prospect of using nuclear weapons to defend ourselves.

    Those Who Would Do Us Harm would be well advised to pay attention.

  6. 6
    B.C., Imperial Torturer? growls and barks:

    Misha, could you e-mail at my private addy please? (Then, of course, I’ll delete this.) ;)

  7. 7
    JosephMendiola growls and barks:

    With the Clintons and their collusory Failed Left, aka [O'REILLY's] BETTY CROCKER-CRATS, wilfully perverting, inverting, and subverting … each any and all the issues, war where Blaming America = Saving America, Communism Socialism = Fascism-Rightism, Internationalism = Regionalism, and War = Revolution… etc.,espec ags America and only America, is very much a foregone conclusion. The Hillaristas are already out hinting andor calling for America to have
    “a woman’s touch” – the Failed Left will NOT accept nor tolerate free, demcapitalist, and hyperpower America NOT waging war(s) for new Global Empire! “ANY MEANS NECESSARY” > if America does not attack or wage war, America will be attacked and warred against, one or the other or both!

  8. 8
    kschlenker growls and barks:

    Lining up ducks? That’s a good turn of phrase. Personally, my favorite terminology is we are getting ready to insert rectal foreign bodies up the collective asses of the collected asses. Perhaps the artillery shell? That seems like a good fit for this situation… ;)

  9. 9
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    “Ballistic missiles from Iran can already reach some parts of Europe,

    ….and I’m sure the US soon after. Anyone still think Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ defense is silly or unnecessary? They’ve (LLL) always bitched that we couldn’t stop every missle;But if they launch 5 nukes/bio’s, and our systems only stop 4 of them, that’s a bad thing?!

    …hence the terrible thought of Bush’s ‘pre-emption’…hit before being hit. It’s a new world kiddies, and alot of the one’s needing medication want to see you and me die…
    Do YOU want to die, or do you want a few of ‘them’ to die and the rest of them get scared shitless? Sucks to have to make decisions like that, but none the less, sometimes survival means answering that question, and hopefully logic and reason would lead you to the latter half of the question for your answer.

  10. 10
    Varmint growls and barks:

    ["Banned" still means banned around here, Vermin.  -The Management™]

  11. 11
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Kschlemker,

    I took a look at that webpage you linked and my first thought was, “Damn, Um Yeah has sure been busy! It would explain the contents of his posts though.”

    ;)

  12. 12
    LC Wil growls and barks:

    I say it’s time to make an example of SOME DAMN BODY! Pop off a couple of 5 MT Crowd Pleasers to get their attention – say over Pyongyang and Shiraz, with a “rumor” that the next fireworks will come over Mecca and Medina.

    Then, after you have their undivided attention, invite all interested parties to “Peace” talks. I say at this point, they will look forward to giving us all we want. How would you like to see gasoline back under a buck a gallon?

    I don’t object to “Blood for Oil”. I just think that it should be someone elses blood.

    “Proud Charter Member of the VRWC since 1964.”

  13. 13
    eddireva growls and barks:

    I found some interesting about subj, look at it. http://www.eddiereva.com

  14. 14
    DumbAss Tanker growls and barks:

    Well, at least we won’t have to f*ck around with “bringing them democracy” and can just lay radioactive waste to their entire so-called “countries” if they try anything funny.

  15. 15
    fdcol63 growls and barks:

    Elephant Man,

    Was that an X-ray of Dumb Yeah, or was it perhaps Cb? LOL

    Arty butt plugs … what will they think of next?

  16. 16
    SeniorD growls and barks:

    Old political cartoon from the time of President Reaga’s election:

    “Iman – what’s flat and glows?”

    “I don’t know.”

    “Iran after January 20th)

    We could update the locale and still be funny.

  17. 17
    Korgmeister growls and barks:

    Rademaker told a missile defense conference by the Washington-based American Foreign Policy Council that both countries have received significant assistance from North Korea, which has sought to sell complete missile systems to the Middle East.

    I’m so ronery! So sad and ronery!

    Where’s Team America when you need ‘em?

  18. 18
    Um Yeah growls and barks:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Goodbie Nazis!

  19. 19
    Deji Pachi growls and barks:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Bush won!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Republicans control both houses of Congress!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Dum Yeah is a felcher!

  20. 20
    LC Scotty growls and barks:

    Correction: dumb yeah is a pyro-necro-bestio-felcher

  21. 21
    Van Helsing growls and barks:

    Here’s an idea: we wait until Iran has intercontinental ballistic missiles. Then we wait until they nuke Manhattan. Then we do something about it. Okay, so it will mean millions of Americans will die needlessly, and of course it will mean a worldwide economic depression. But at least we won’t have to listen to the NY Times whining about the “Rush to War” (although only because they won’t exist anymore).

  22. 22
    LC Jon , Imperial Hunter growls and barks:

    I don’t think the current admin is in any mood to wait for US to be hit.

    I heard the “Varsity” on Dennis Miller the other night (and a more misnamed group I challenge you to find) blithering on about how we didn’t have any good choices weith Iran: We can’t wait for a student revolt, Israel only has twenty planes that can make the trip, the Mullahs have deep and hardened nuclear sites (hearts!), we can’t invade, blah, blah… All promoting their books on the subject.

    But I reached maximum apoplexy at the former ambastardor (some woman Clintonista) who said that the Bush Admin had to get the world to support some accomodation with Iran, that economic sanctions, or benefits for good behavior, were the only answer. She followed that bit of Revealed Wisdomr with this Nugget of Numbkulleryr : “Kofi Anan is the greatest Secretary General “we” have ever had!” And she went on to say that the whole Oil For Palaces and Arms scandal was a tempest in a tea pot, that there was no evidence supporting the charges of corruption levied at Anus and Spawn.

    I’ve come mighty near shooting the tv many times but none so close as then. How these people can say this shit with a serious expression in front of their bathroom mirror, let alone on national tv is beyond comprehension. How they are allowed to continue to breathe is a complete mystery.

  23. 23
    CDR Will growls and barks:

    This is why being the GOOD guy is difficult and unpopular.

    I’m so glad Bush has come out and quelled the criticisms of the greatest SecDef of the past 80 years.

    But it just pisses me off beyond measure that most of the enemy exists in the dominant broadcast media.

    I hope and pray that the current administration will not take any chances on allowing first strike capability to these vermin, but it seems like no matter what proactive defense Bush allows, there will be Whale Shit? scum who will scream bloody murder if U.S. Military take out a threat pre-emptively.

    Keep talking to your friends, families, and neighbors and educate them.

  24. 24
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    I have an idea, how about a “Nukes for Not getting killed” program. Iran and NK stop making nukes and missiles, and in return we don’t kill them after hooking their testicles up to a car battery and exposing them to radioactive waste from their own bombs.

  25. 25
    Mark growls and barks:

    I’m so glad Bush has come out and quelled the criticisms of the greatest SecDef of the past 80 years.

    Codswallop!!! Here, read about your insensitive Defence Secretary…

  26. 26
    ASH growls and barks:

    A nice, multicolored pattern beginning with grumbling and ending with satisfyingly large booms, spreading tattered and scorched turbans everywhere

    If this is how you feel about arabs…why do you react in horror when they do the same to you?

  27. 27
    Redneck_Canuck growls and barks:

    Typical left-wing thought process ASH, THEY, THOSE HATE FILLED, BLOOD LUSTING ANIMALS started this whole mess. So if we retaliate sucks to be them.

    If you disturb something that is larger and more powerful than you, you get hurt. Plain and simple.

  28. 28
    LC Brian B, WotAP growls and barks:

    Here, read about your insensitive Defence Secretary…

    We don’t HAVE a “Defence Secretary”. We have a Secretary of Defense.

    And his job isn’t to be sensitive, it’s to arrange for other people to die before they can kill us.

  29. 29
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Dearest Mark,

    I want my “Defence Secretary” to wake up every morning and say “How many fucking terrorists shall I kill today?”

  30. 30
    fdcol63 growls and barks:

    I want my “Defence Secretary” to wake up every morning and say “How many fucking terrorists shall I kill today?”

    Exactly.

  31. 31
  32. 32
    Mark growls and barks:

    We don’t HAVE a “Defence Secretary”. We have a Secretary of Defense.

    Defence Secretary (also: Secretary of Defence) = British, Secretary of Defense = American. As simple as that.

    As you guys would be the first to admit, Conservatives are not the brightest of people. So, to avoid a booking for a serious traffic offence this Christmas, you must refrain from saying the following to a cop:

    1. I can’t reach my license unless you hold my beer. (OK in Texas)

    2. Sorry, Officer, I didn’t realize my radar detector wasn’t plugged in.

    3.Aren’t you the guy from the Village People?

    4. Hey, you must’ve been doin’ about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!

    5. Are You Andy or Barney?

    6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.

    7. You’re not gonna check the trunk, are you?

    8. I pay your salary!

    9. Gee, Officer! That’s terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!

    10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.

    11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That’s how far ahead of me they are.

    12. When the Officer says “Gee Son, your eyes look red..have you been drinking?” You probably shouldn’t respond with,”Gee Officer, your eyes look glazed..have you been eating doughnuts?”

    Merry Christmas!

  33. 33
    Tiny Tyrant growls and barks:

    I agree, Bush is good.

    Forget blinking, ballistic missiles (oooh, higher, faster, oh yeah! better than my husband!) and Nazi spawning Euros?

    Do they know its torture time? Nope, cause its Christmas. I got no time to appreciate acts done in my name. I got consuming to do. Gotta keep up.

    SON (Translation): They took off my clothes I can?t tell you? Fingering the anus is against Islam, since I know what is good and bad. They were American soldiers and they were laughing, they were all laughing and mocking. It was not one, it was more than 20 Americans. When they took me a second time they stripped me again. The second time, there were interpreters and Americans. They made me take off my trousers and put them on again. They disrespected us and undermined our dignity. They brought shame on us before the whole world. Yes they took our pictures, I do believe they took our picture. They had cameras on us over here. I assume for photographing us naked.

    Everyone is free to join in, its hard work, but light hands make hard work fun.
    Bush is a bold leader and has big piles of moral values.

    He, and we, will show them all.

  34. 34
    Mark growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas!

    One more thing:

    Please make sure your office Christmas parties are organized in a politically correct manner.

  35. 35
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to you too, Mark, and let’s hope Santa (er, Father Christmas to you) sends Tiny Tits bigger ta-ta’s!

    We don’t forget about anyone here.

  36. 36
    LC Jon , Imperial Hunter growls and barks:

    The only thing Mortherforker rules is your pathetic faggot ass DumbNo.

    Tiny Tyrant fags
    Have DumbNo fags
    Upon their backs to ride ‘em.
    DumbNo swallows Morford’s gags
    And so on, infintitum!

  37. 37
    LC Brian B, WotAP growls and barks:

    Defence Secretary (also: Secretary of Defence) = British, Secretary of Defense = American. As simple as that.

    No, really? Thanks for pointing that out to me. It couldn’t be that I was making exactly that fucking point, whilst reminding you that Rumsfeld holds the AMERICAN office, could it? Naah….

    As you guys would be the first to admit, Conservatives are not the brightest of people.

    You go on thinking that. Hulk Dumb. Hulk no understand “nuance.” Hulk smash.

  38. 38
    Mark growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to you too, Mark, and let’s hope Santa (er, Father Christmas to you) sends Tiny Tits bigger ta-ta’s!

    I hope so, too, Heather. I wouldn’t, then, have to pay to have her breasts surgically enhanced.

    BTW, how did you know my wife had tiny tits?

  39. 39
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    Mark wins the prize for most inane comment of the year:

    As you guys would be the first to admit, Conservatives are not the brightest of people

    Mark, what is your definition of a conservative? Just curious, because I guess I am one, but I’ve got $5 that says I don’t fit your profile..

    ( Your ‘You might be a redneck’ jokes were funny, but the above quote of yours and the ‘Merry Christmas’ you added just put you in a category to me…I guess that’s part of being a conservative, being stupid enough to start to form an opinion about a person by the words they use and share with anyone with Internet access, huh?)

    Yeah, I guess forming an opinion based on someone’s words isn’t real smart, huh?

    See Mark, I must be a redneck conservative, I used the improper wording of ‘huh’ twice….

  40. 40
    Mark growls and barks:

    Hulk Dumb. Hulk no understand “nuance.” Hulk smash.

    I’ve been called a HUNK several times, but never a HULK.

  41. 41
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    BTW, how did you know my wife had tiny tits?

    Um…I’m going to stifle myself and not even go there…

    No!….

  42. 42
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Fellow LCs–

    He’s baiting y’all again. Don’t sweat it.

  43. 43
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    LC mrs heather, sorry for troll baiting, but I’m in one of those moods…but dammit, sometimes it’s like an itch ya’ just gotta scratch ! And the hydrocortisone remedy to a troll is words..

  44. 44
    LC Moriarty growls and barks:

    You’re correct, Ms. Heather…

    We’ve all known for a long time that Mark is a master baiter.

    /rimshot

  45. 45
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Dang Moriarity! That had to have left a …mark!

  46. 46
    Mark growls and barks:

    Um…I’m going to stifle myself and not even go there…

    No!….

    I didn’t bring the subject up, you did. Here, take a look:

    Merry Christmas to you too, Mark, and let’s hope Santa (er, Father Christmas to you) sends Tiny Tits bigger ta-ta’s!

  47. 47
    LC Denita TwoDragons, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    BTW, how did you know my wife had tiny tits?

    No, really? How small are they? Do you feed them? Mine prefer a stick smeared with peanut butter and rolled in seeds…

    …whaddya mean wrong tits?

    –TwoDragons

  48. 48
    Mark growls and barks:

    We’ve all known for a long time that Mark is a master baiter.

    You’re wrong, Moriarty. Fishing has never been of any interest to me.

  49. 49
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    ..looks like the G.L.O.R’s are kickin’ ass and taking names tonight ! Thanks gals, I’m gonna go over to the neighbor’s now to get pickled and play cribbage, just like all dumb conservatives do, so I expect you to continue in said word whoopin’.. ! ( Mark, you may be clever with your words, but these ladies will rip you a new one..just a few words to the wise..)

  50. 50
    Mark growls and barks:

    He’s baiting y’all again. Don’t sweat it.

    No, I’m not. I’m just responding, British style, to comments directed at me.

  51. 51
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    No, I’m not. I’m just responding, British style, to comments directed at me.

    And I know about that like the back of my…hand.

    (stifle!)

  52. 52
    Mark growls and barks:

    Mark, you may be clever with your words, but these ladies will rip you a new one..just a few words to the wise..

    No, they won’t, 2112. They harbour soft spots for me. And, in any case, it’s Christmas time.

  53. 53
    Mark growls and barks:

    And I know about that like the back of my…hand.

    There you go again with another “hand” comment directed at me. For crying out loud, stop being led astray by Spats.

  54. 54
    fdcol63 growls and barks:

    LC Denita TwoDragons,

    That was MEAN, on so many levels. Tease!

    LOL

  55. 55
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    Mark-

    No, they won’t, 2112. They harbour soft spots for me

    No, I think it’s more like you have soft spots for them…like kidneys, spleen, liver..whatever hot lead will pass through..

    ( c’mon, ya’ gotta admit that’s as dry as Brit humor..right? (Notice I was polite enough to capitalize ‘Brit’?!) )

  56. 56
    actus growls and barks:

    Is this the part where some syrian or whatever blogger says ‘oh ya, you and what army?’

  57. 57
    Syrian Blogger growls and barks:

    ‘oh ya, you and what army?’

  58. 58
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    TINY TYRANT (Translation): I took off my clothes Why? I can’t tell you…Fingering the anus is against Islam but I did it anyway, since I don’t know what is good and what is bad. There were Loyal Citizens and they were laughing, they were laughing and mocking me. It was not one, it was more than 20 Loyal Citizens. They disrespected me and undermined my dignity. They brought shame on me before the whole world. Yes they took some video footage, I do believe they took some video footage. They had a camera on me over here. I assume for filming me fingering my anus.

    Yes, Tiny Tyrant. We did film you. We even released it over the internet. (click here)

  59. 59
    LC Bruiser, Enforcer of the Red (State) Army growls and barks:

    It looks like the local middle school has let out for the Christmas holiday; Markus Trollus has set up shop on The Rott.

  60. 60
    ASH growls and barks:

    Typical left-wing thought process ASH, THEY, THOSE HATE FILLED, BLOOD LUSTING ANIMALS started this whole mess. So if we retaliate sucks to be them

    Fine Redneck_canuck. Let the tit-for-tat games continue!!!

  61. 61
    Mark growls and barks:

    No, I think it’s more like you have soft spots for them…like kidneys, spleen, liver..whatever hot lead will pass through..

    Two reasons they wouldn’t use a gun on me, 2112: 1. They wouldn’t shoot an unarmed man. 2. They wouldn’t shoot a man with ‘come to bed’ eyes.

    Trust me, they would rather Santa delivered me to them on Christmas Day – for a brief game of tonsil hockey under the mistletoe.

    Have a pleasant Christmas, 2112. You’re quite a nice guy.

  62. 62
    Mark growls and barks:

    It looks like the local middle school has let out for the Christmas holiday; Markus Trollus has set up shop on The Rott.

    Middle school? No, matey, I’m still at nursery school – in Switzerland. I’m now back in England to spend Christmas with my family. See me here impressing mummy and daddy with my yodelling prowess.

  63. 63
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    Mark-

    Two reasons they wouldn’t use a gun on me, 2112: 1. They wouldn’t shoot an unarmed man. 2. They wouldn’t shoot a man with ‘come to bed’ eyes.

    Trust me, they would rather Santa delivered me to them on Christmas Day – for a brief game of tonsil hockey under the mistletoe.

    Have a pleasant Christmas, 2112. You’re quite a nice guy.

    You are pretty funny, but still a troll I believe..but at least at times you seem rational, but just with a huge ego. More enjoyable tha a Cb or an um yeah, but still a bit irritating..
    Merry Christmas to you too !
    ( must be the ’tis the season’ thingy…I’m being nice to one of the more coherent troll types..:)) )

  64. 64
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    PIMF… ‘tha’ is an abbreviation of ‘than’ that my fat fingers just invented….

  65. 65
    cas growls and barks:

    hi all,
    well, i get the sense that you would like to see iran and syria invaded (and/or levelled). you may be right that this is the first drum-beat for a new war. if it is, that could be a problem or two. will iraq be pacified enough to move on and put another set of regime changes in place? with what troops? do we reintroduce a draft–against the undertakings of the president during the election? can we justify a war on the basis of the existence of missiles that COULD be used against our interests? on the basis of that argument, we should have had a go at the ussr thirty years ago. thankfully we didn’t. my sense is that such wars would be massive errors of judgement given the precarious nature of our occupation of iraq (and its increasing strain on the us economy).

  66. 66
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Two reasons they wouldn’t use a gun on me, 2112: 1. They wouldn’t shoot an unarmed man. 2. They wouldn’t shoot a man with ‘come to bed’ eyes.

    Trust me, they would rather Santa delivered me to them on Christmas Day – for a brief game of tonsil hockey under the mistletoe.

    That’s very sweet of you. (and much needed today)

    Smooch. (*on the cheek*)

  67. 67
    LC Brian B, WotAP growls and barks:

    “well, i get the sense that you would like to see iran and syria invaded (and/or levelled).”

    If need be. Better yet, I’d like to see them confronted and dealt with so that tyhey do not become a worse threat. If that can be accomplished short of war, beautiful.

    “on the basis of that argument, we should have had a go at the ussr thirty years ago. thankfully we didn’t.”

    Bullshit. We DID have a go at them, it wasn’t called a Cold WAR just for shits and giggles. And the outcome of THAT one proved there’s plenty of weapons in our arsenal besides the Army.

    “My sense is that such wars would be massive errors of judgement given the precarious nature of our occupation of iraq”

    Boy, that’s the most lopsided concoction of rhetoric I’ve read in a while.

    “(and its increasing strain on the us economy)”

    Oh, you mean this strain?

  68. 68
    LC Joseph Dromedary growls and barks:

    LC Brian B

    The United States is the ONLY country in the world that could continue fighting TWO modern, highly expensive in money and precious lives, conflicts for the freedom of the people involved
    and STILL manage to have a driving economy at home.

    In any of the Leftist/Socialist states of the world, any attempt to do the same would result in
    the population having to do with paper suits, cardboard shoes and a rationing of food, gas and the amenities of life.
    Witness the demise of the good ol’ USSR and as Ronald Reagan and Maggie Thatcher would have said
    ……”You’re welcome, Comrade.”

    Stand up and take a bow, Americans, for your unmatched generosity, productivity and strength of spirit!
    There was a time when we, in this socialist cesspool to your north, could have done the same.
    Alas, no longer.

  69. 69
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    LC Joseph-

    Stand up and take a bow, Americans, for your unmatched generosity, productivity and strength of spirit!

    Thank you. Not just because I believe that statement to be impossible to deny, but also because someone (You) from outside the US sees that and appreciates it. We, for the most part, just get a lot of hatred and loathing thrown at us. It’s nice to see some people understand that we’re not just a big BushCheyneHaliburtonMilitaryIndustrialComplex hell-bent on world domination…We actually believe in all that freedom, liberty and democracy stuff.

  70. 70
    Mark growls and barks:

    (and much needed today)

    Trust all is calm now.

  71. 71
    HalliCheneyBushPlex Industries, Inc. Dept. of World Domination growls and barks:

    we’re not just a big BushCheyneHaliburtonMilitaryIndustrialComplex hell-bent on world domination

    Hey, speak for yourself!

  72. 72
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Trust all is calm now.

    Once the days start getting longer.

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    LC Brian B, WotAP growls and barks:

    Once the days start getting longer.

    S.A.D. I gather?

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    LC Cromagnon growls and barks:

    LC Joe Camel, thanks from we’uns down heah in the Southern part of the good ole’ US of A. (I guess I’ve got a soft spot for our Canuck brothers.)

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    Leslie Bates growls and barks:

    Well, there’s always Comrade Fidel…

    Ms. Anita Snow of the Associated Press wrote:

    Cheered by hundreds of lawmakers, a smiling Fidel Castro (news – web sites) walked in public Thursday for the first time since shattering his kneecap in a fall two months ago.

    Legislators looked stunned, then smiled and applauded, when Cuba’s 78-year-old president entered the main auditorium of the Convention Palace on the arm of a uniformed schoolgirl to attend a year-end National Assembly meeting.

    The Associated Press as of late has shown a pronounced tendency to show the Enemies of Mankind in a favorable light. Particularly those presently operating in Iraq.

    Also notable is their ongoing tendency to treat the reams of falsehoods emmited by such persons and states as if they were the truth. In this case the notion that the so-called national assembly is a legislative body that truly represents the will of people instead of in fact being a collection of party stooges who perform the political voodoo ceremonies that create the illusion of legitimacy for what is in fact the will of the dictator.

    Of course on a certain level I will say that it is a good thing that Comrade Fidel is up and about. Of course when I say that, it is, like a wish that Bill and Hillary Clinton remain married, an act of pure malice on my part.

    After all, it would look a lot better if, when Comrade Fidel is finally punished for his crimes against the people of Cuba, that he is standing before the firing squad instead of sitting in front of it.

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    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    If Fidildo didn’t die from his fall, at least I’d hoped he’d get an embolism from the injury to die.

    Too bad. Would’ve loved to have seen him and Arafuck gone in the same year.

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    LC Mary in LA, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Hey, Heather, there are still eight days left in the year! We can hope… ;-)

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    LC 0311 crunchie growls and barks:
    Is this the part where some syrian or whatever blogger says ‘oh ya, you and what army?’

    Posted by actus at December 23, 2004 12:15 AM

    ‘oh ya, you and what army?’

    Posted by Syrian Blogger at December 23, 2004 02:57 AM

    That was f’ng brilliant!

    LC 2112;

    No, I think it’s more like you have soft spots for them…like kidneys, spleen, liver..whatever hot lead will pass through..

    Nice one!
    LC Joe D
    Thank you for those incredibly kind and moving words. It’s always especially nice to have others notice your accomplishments. And don’t fret, Caukland can still meet it’s full potential. We’ve had our dark days too, remember Carter? Ya all just need your own Reagan Revolution.

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    cas growls and barks:

    hi lc brian,
    thank you for the feedback.

    Bullshit. We DID have a go at them, it wasn’t called a Cold WAR just for shits and giggles. And the outcome of THAT one proved there’s plenty of weapons in our arsenal besides the Army.

    respectfully, i disagree. i think you compare apples and oranges. we did sustain engagement with the ussr, but not in a HOT war. in fact, on more than one occasion (wars in the middle east between israel and arab states) it actrively avoided confrontation with the ussr. i grant the cuban missile crisis as confrontational. the usa acted to manage this as a non-HOT war. if it had turned hot, we would all now be cold…

    “My sense is that such wars would be massive errors of judgement given the precarious nature of our occupation of iraq”

    Boy, that’s the most lopsided concoction of rhetoric I’ve read in a while.

    ok, suit yourself.

    “(and its increasing strain on the us economy)”

    Oh, you mean this strain?

    i am not just looking at a quarter. i am looking at the outlook for the next four years. we are facing the possibility of a major foreign exchange rate correction. if that goes down, i am sorry, interest rates shoot up quickly, and we live in a very different ballgame to the one we inhabit now.

    anyhow,
    peace to you mate. merry xmas and a peaceful new year.

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    Robert McClelland growls and barks:

    [Not today, McFuckface.  -The Management™]

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    JosephMendiola growls and barks:

    The Clinton-lead/centric US Left keeps firing at ole’ Fort Sumter, while collusory anti-USA International Lefts keep pushin’ and wussin’ for VIETNAM(S). HAPPY HOLIDAY SPIRIT, GIVING TREE, and CHRISTMANUKKAHWAZA…. or whatever, proving to the world that real Christianity, JudeoXianity, and monotheism, where GOD/CHRIST/MARY = WICCA/PAGANISM, can be found in the State-controlled RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH in Communist Fascist, Socialist-Commie Capitalist Moscow, andor the Buddhist/Naturalist shrines of China and Asia.