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Monday, May 22, 2006

A Short Note To Al Gore


Hi Big Al,

Hope all is going well for you. All serial losers need a break from time to time. Sorry I missed the opening of your new flick. I’ve been real busy formulating strategies for my air conditioning clients to take advantage of this coming global warming thing. I’ve been doing a lot of research too. Found a bunch of interesting articles/papers on climate change, like, the cycles of the sun. Did you know it gets noticeably hotter every 50-75 years, then cools down again? (There are slighter variations about every 11-14 years.). Also read up on the orbit of the earth, including; the changing shape of the orbit, the tilt of the axis and wobble around the axis. All of these phenomena occur in cycles of 10, 40, and 100 thousand years and cause all kinds of havoc depending on which fluctuations are coincident. I couldn’t believe it but the moon even has an effect on things like the elevator effect in our oceans! Then I got into the Ice Ages. Studied all of the current research and theories on how they occur and how many we could identify occurring in the last 10 million years, including their severity, size and duration. Wow! Really blows your mind to think that almost the entire North American continent was, and will be again, one big mother of an ice cube!

So I guess your theory and “consensus science” predicts that it’s going to get a lot hotter before we freeze our asses off again. Cool!

The only thing that troubles me is that it’s not happening fast enough. I’m writing this note from a place called New Jersey on May 22, 2006 and the National Weather Service just posted a FROST alert for my county for tonight. This is not good for me, my lawn, my newly planted flowers or my clients. So bring on the heat!

Well Big Al, best wishes that you’ll continue to make a fool out of yourself,

RR

PS; I also found out that methane is a greenhouse gas, so easy on the Tex-Mex food!

PPS; You can find out all this stuff by doing a Google search on “Climate”, Earth Orbit”, “Ice Ages”, “Global Warming” and “Junk Science”.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Introduction Part II


I created this blog a little over a year ago with a desire to share my thoughts about this "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World". At the time, and with the best of intentions, I attempted to keep up with ongoing events and to comment about them in a way that would provide one indivuidal's perspective on these events, and perhaps percipitate some lively dialog with other like minded bloggers or passersby. I was inspired to do so by a number of bloggers whom I follow on a daily basis including; Shrink Wrapped, Dr. Sanity, Neo-Neocon, SC&A, One Cosmos , ATB and a host of others. Up to this point this effort has not produced a whole hell of a lot of blogging on my part, although I have commented at length on many of their posts. As the circle of my favorite sites expanded, I found that so many others were of the same mind regarding the MSM, politics, national and international policy, the GWOT, education, PC, MC and on and on, that I really had little to add in the way of unique or insightful musings. Clipping a few comments onto quotes from others is not, for me, a very satisfying experience. I needed to speak my mind at some length on a given topic. Couple that desire with the fact that I can't type worth a damn and blogging seemed to require more time than I had available. Allow me to explain.

A little over a decade ago, I "retired" from Corporate America as the C.E.O. of a national corporation. Big whup, right? Right! Yea, I got a bronze umbrella and enough bennies to live a reasonabally OK life, even by today's standards, and I was still a fairly young guy. Made sure the ex-wife (We had split a few years prior.) was taken care of and that my 4 kiddies all got through college. I decided to travel the world and become the bon vivant I always wanted to be. "Free at last!" Well that lasted about 6 months.

Ya see, I met this lady and she knocked me right off my surf board. Yup. Blam! Just like that. Kind of like being hit by that "bolt of lightening" of Sicilian lore. (See; "The Godfather")

Let me share my recollection of that scene for you. ( At least for the two of you who sometimes stop by this blog.)


There posed
upon a stool,
skirt hiked high
above snow-white thighs
revealing endless charms...

A deep cleave
enticing soured eyes
to the heaving
breasts within...

Raven hair
drapes a goddess form,
promising delights
unimaginable.

Aroused by my thirst
she quenches
anticipation
into a collision
of fire over ice.


Interested? Well, to be continued.

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What Shall We Name This War?

I responded to a very interesting post by Gerard Vanderluen of American Digest (BTW, all of his posts are well written, interesting and compelling).

Gerard writes:

"What we must press for in the Terrorist War is a victory so
decisive that we can, in the end, avoid the larger war lurking on the
not-so-distant horizon a true war between civilizations. That war,
should it come, will not take the name of The Terrorist War, but of
"The Islamic War"

I responded:

Let’s step outside your rhetorical question for a moment and consider a few observations. (I’ll call them "street realities".) Let’s put some very basic facts together that form a pretty clear mosaic of what is happening. An almost cursory observation of this "terrorist" phenomenon and our efforts to deal with it, by anyone who can see through the prejudiced MSM and "Bush haters" on the left along with the warped PC "donkey dust" mentality that attempts to justify, reconcile or otherwise rationalize terrorism, yields the following:

The perpetrators; Muslims (In almost all cases.)

Their religion; Islam

Their origin; The Middle East

Their weapon; Bombs, (worn, placed, driven or flown)…for now!

Their method; Suicide (Get close to a bunch of people and "pull the cord".)

Their "stated" reason; Jihad (Or, I lost my sense of humanity and want to kill a lot of people and if I - or more likely the weak minded nut cases I can convince to do this- must die in the process, that’s ok.)

The result; Lots of dead people. (Mostly civilians.)

The desired effect; Murder designed to terrorize the Infidels and have us walk away from this war. (Or anyone else nearby. An "equal opportunity" tactic.)

Their enablers; Power hungry Muslim fanatics, Muslim Clerics, Muslim theocracies, Muslim totalitarian governments, indifferent Muslims worldwide and their all too quiet Islamic communities.

The Islamic motive; Destroy the infidels (Western free civilized cultures.) and their influence on Muslim populations worldwide.

The Muslim Motive; Regain the power and influence once held by Islam.. "the good old days" from about 200 years ago back to the sixth or seventh century.

Why?; Who gives a damn. There can be no justification for a "cult of death".

In an attempt to sum this up into one simple sentence, I offer the following:

Fanatic Muslim leaders have embarked upon a war for Islamic dominance of the free world.

It’s really that simple! Terrorist suicide bombing is but the opening tactic in this war. For the moment they apparently can’t afford to deliver much more. When will we, as the leader of a number of free Western nations, begin to take them seriously? I doubt that you will ever find a headline like the above statement in the MSM, or such an admission from the left. But so what! Some one, or a real coalition of powerful nations, needs to deal with them now, before they gain the weapons to do much more harm.

So, what is the real deal with Iraq anyway? It’s the portal into the third battle of this war.

It is truly unfortunate that this war will continue to be fought on a reactionary basis. I have a great deal of difficulty accepting a premise that we are entering a phase of this war wherein western European and Middle-Eastern governments will, in earnest, do what it takes to preempt and stop terrorism. The actions required within their respective countries remain too unpalatable, both politically and among their populations. Those in power have too much to loose. (Unless we can up the ante.) At best, we may just be approaching the end of the beginning of this war. I believe that this war will be a long drawn out reactionary/evolutionary process with mostly unwilling participants. There can be no clear-cut straight-line strategy to win it, and too many talking heads and politicians are against it.

I agree with Gerard in naming it "The Islamic War" although I might even go farther and call it The Fourth World War.

So, what do you want to call this war? It does make a difference!

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