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What, Me Commie?

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 29, 2008

By Seton Motley | February 28, 2008 – 18:24 ET

Those of us on the Right side of things have a profound disdain for what has become known as Che Chic — the rampant popularity amongst the ignorant and idiotic portions of society (ours and elsewhere on the globe) of the recently retired Fidel Castro’s designated Revolutionary hit man, Che Guevara.
Shirts, hats, and flags bearing the likeness of the Central and South American Communist assassin have adorned the bodies, heads and campaign offices of some of the world’s finest mindless.

So it was with joyous exhuberence that I came upon the current issue of Mad Magazine whilst strolling through the grocer’s this afternoon.

For the cover art alone (below), it was indeed an absolute must purchase.

How can any of us not LOVE this rendering, with the accompanying sub-head “Viva La Stupidity”?

Is Mad Mag perhaps more properly commemerating the end of El Presidente’s forty-nine year run than any of the “real”, “serious” news outlets?

Or are they simply poking fun at one of the greatest of our pop culture atrocities.

If it is either, or both, or even neither, it is simply fantastic.

Before…

And after!

God Bless Mad Magazine after all these years..

Story from Newsbusters..

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Smallpox, HIV: Oil-based Nasal Vaccine Technique Produces Immunity

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 29, 2008


ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2008) — A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases — using an oil-based emulsion placed in the nose, rather than needles — has proved able to produce a strong immune response against smallpox and HIV in two new studies.

Interesting vaccination approach using nano technology…

Check it out at Science Daily…

Pelosi wants Bush aides investigated

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 29, 2008

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Justice Department on Thursday to open a grand jury investigation into whether President Bush’s chief of staff and former counsel should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that the department pursue misdemeanor charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers for refusing to testify to Congress about the firings of federal prosecutors in 2006 and against chief of staff Josh Bolten for failing to turn over White House documents related to the dismissals

How about trying to pass legislation, Nancy? How about setting up funding for the troops Nancy? How about funding defense bills instead of using them as political weapons Nancy? How many Bush investigations that will go nowhere does this make Nanacy? Jeez, what a waste of a political opportunity she turned out to be..

Read more Pelosi pander here…

Refusing to commit war crimes—and testifying

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008


The Deserter’s Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraqby Joshua Key

Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía by Camilo Mejía

Other books of interest: Letters from Fort Lewis Brig:A Matter of Conscience by Sgt. Kevin Benderman; Mission Rejected:U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraqby Peter Laufer; Dissent:Voices of Conscience—Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraqby Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright and Susan Dixon; Anti-War Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military by Jonathan W. Hutto

“Trained to kill! Kill we will!” That’s what U.S. Army recruits must shout while marching to the mess hall for a meal. That’s all it took for Pvt. Jeremy Hintzman to know he had to get out. He was the first U.S. war resister from the Iraq war to seek refugee status in Canada.

It took a little longer for Pvt. Joshua Key, but he still was not rabid enough for them. If you fail to show sufficient enthusiasm, you’re “smoked.”

“They made me do push-ups, duck walks, crawl around on my hands and knees, and stand at attention while every man in my platoon hollered that I was a ‘useless asshole’ and a ‘stupid shit,’” says Pvt. Key in “The Deserter’s Tale.”

“One day, all 300 of us lined up on the bayonet range, each facing a life-size dummy that we were told to imagine was a Muslim man. As we stabbed the dummies with our bayonets, one of our commanders stood at a podium and shouted into the microphone: ‘Kill! Kill! Kill the sand n——-rs!’ We were made to shout out [the same thing]. While we shouted and stabbed, drill sergeants walked among us to make sure we were all shouting.”

That was basic training. Key remembers advanced training with the 43rd Combat Engineer Company. His officers repeated warnings, “If you feel threatened, kill first and ask questions later.”

“I had army chants buzzing through my head, like ‘Take a playground, fill it full of kids. Drop on some napalm, and barbecue some ribs.’”

The real thing was yet to come. In Iraq, Key’s first duty assignment was to set off explosives to blast open doors of Iraqi people’s homes, join a six-person assault team storming in to terrorize everyone inside, and take prisoner any male over 5 feet tall. “We put our knees on their backs, pulled their hands behind them, and faster than you can bat an eye we zipcuffed them. Zipcuffs are plastic cuffs that lock on tight. They must have bit something fierce into those men’s skin. … The Iraqi brothers were taken away to an American detention facility for interrogation. … I never saw one of them return to the neighborhoods we patrolled regularly.”

Another vomit inducer from America’s Communist Party newspaper…

Read more of this Marxist drivel here…

Explosion rocks Ill. plaza; 9 hurt

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008

By DAVE CARPENTER
Associated Press Writer
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion possibly caused by a gas leak ripped through a suburban Chicago shopping plaza Thursday, injuring at least nine people and rattling nearby buildings, fire officials said.

Eight people were taken to a hospital, none with life-threatening injuries, and another was treated at the scene, Deputy Fire Chief Dan Young said. A fire that erupted had been extinguished, and crews were nearly certain the rubble had been cleared by mid-afternoon but were seeking one person who had been reported missing, he said.

The blast struck around lunchtime in the business district about 40 miles north of Chicago, shattering windows and collapsing the roof of the plaza, which housed a cell phone shop, a tuxedo store and a hair salon, among other businesses.

More at Seattle’s KING5…

Clinton Raises $35 Million in 1 Month

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008

WASHINGTON-Rebounding from weak fundraising in January, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to raise $35 million in February, a figure rival Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign said it would surpass.

The $35 million would be Clinton’s biggest fundraising mark yet and represents a remarkable recovery for her campaign.

Obama’s campaign reacted promptly, promising an even higher number, but divulging no totals.

Sure ya did, Hillary. Where did the money really come from? Which Jersey mobster or campaign donor got his arm twisted?

Play the Artorius guessing game as to where she got the money from. The right guess gets a Leif Garret poster from the ’70s..

U.S. says sends warship off coast of Lebanon

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008


By Sue Pleming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a “show of support” for regional stability, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

A senior Bush administration official told Reuters the United States was very concerned about the political deadlock in Lebanon, which Washington blames on Syrian meddling, and the U.S. military gesture underlined that worry.

“The United States believes a show of support is important for regional stability. We are very concerned about the situation in Lebanon. It has dragged on very long,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition he was not named.

Lebanon’s western-backed governing coalition and its Syrian- and Iranian-backed opposition have failed to reach a deal to end the country’s political conflict.

“Our sense is that there is increased nervousness, with Hezbollah people making threats and a general sense that this is not going to get resolved,” said the senior official.

Good to see the Cole back up and defending freedom and democracy in an area that desperately needs it…

Read more at Al-Reuters..

U.S. says sends warship off coast of Lebanon

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008


By Sue Pleming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a “show of support” for regional stability, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

A senior Bush administration official told Reuters the United States was very concerned about the political deadlock in Lebanon, which Washington blames on Syrian meddling, and the U.S. military gesture underlined that worry.

“The United States believes a show of support is important for regional stability. We are very concerned about the situation in Lebanon. It has dragged on very long,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition he was not named.

Lebanon’s western-backed governing coalition and its Syrian- and Iranian-backed opposition have failed to reach a deal to end the country’s political conflict.

“Our sense is that there is increased nervousness, with Hezbollah people making threats and a general sense that this is not going to get resolved,” said the senior official.

Good to see the Cole back up and defending freedom and democracy in an area that desperately needs it…

Read more at Al-Reuters..

Bush raps Obama pledge to meet hostile leaders

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008





By Steve Holland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Thursday sharply criticized Democratic front-runner Barack Obama’s pledge to meet Cuban leader Raul Castro without preconditions, leaping squarely into the race to succeed him.

“I’m not suggesting there’s never a time to talk, but I’m suggesting now is not the time … to talk with Raul Castro,” Bush told a White House news conference.

Obama quickly fired back, saying, “The American people aren’t looking for more of a do-nothing Cuba policy that has failed to secure the release of dissidents, failed to bring democracy to the island and failed to advance freedom for 50 years.”

It was the first major instance of Bush injecting himself into the presidential race to choose who will succeed him in the November election, with his unpopular Iraq war a major debating point on the campaign trail.

His comments also reflected how closely he is watching the campaign and how eager he is to guard his legacy. He has yet to formally endorse the Republican front-runner, Arizona Sen. John McCain, but is expected to do so.

Bush also appeared to join McCain in rebuking Obama for his remarks about Iraq at a Tuesday night debate.

Obama said during the debate with rival Hillary Clinton in Ohio that once he followed through on his pledge to speedily withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, he might have to send troops back in if al Qaeda were to form a base there.

McCain on Wednesday all but called Obama naive for making the comment, saying al Qaeda was already in Iraq, prompting Obama to blame Bush and McCain for al Qaeda being there. Continued…

This guy is scary. He is going to be America’s Chamberlain, before he morphs into Quisling…

The pics and the article are from Al-Reuters, found here..

Senate shelves Iraq U.S. troop withdrawal bill

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on February 28, 2008


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A liberal Democrat’s attempt to impose quick U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq collapsed in the U.S. Senate, as expected, but leaders on Thursday insisted they will retool legislation and force votes in coming months.

The Senate spent much of this week debating a plan by Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to begin withdrawing most American troops from Iraq by July.

His effort, like one last December, faced deep opposition in the chamber, where members have repeatedly blocked steps to impose timetables for winding down a war that is entering its sixth year.

Senate leaders pulled the bill from debate when it was obvious there was not support for passage.

“We’ll be back. There are a number of things we’re considering,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told reporters in acknowledging Feingold’s measure was doomed.

Just what have the Democrats done since they took over in Congress? I mean seriously, what legislation has been passed that has been meaningful or not self destructive? For real, someone post a list Harry and Nancy’s legislative accomplishments since they took over, I sure cant find any..

Read more at yahoo…