What’s The Exit Strategy From Washington, DC?

Strategy Page[*1] uncovers some interesting statistics:

The death rate of American troops in Iraq has, so far, been about 188 per 100,000 troops. The murder rate in Washington DC is 88 per 100,000. While that’s lower than the death rate for American troops, it’s higher than it is for Iraqi civilians (about 35).

When oh when will the President realize that going into DC was a serious mistake. We’re stuck in a quagmire, and he has no plan to get us out.

US Out Of DC!

Bush = BTK?

Anyone who thinks that an analogy between President Bush[*1] and Wichita’s BTK Killer[*2] is in any way appropriate needs some serious therapy.


There was something about Bush that reminded me of another president, a man I’d seen on the news the previous evening. It was the former president of his church, the BTK terrorist, justifying *his* project. Of course, to my knowledge, Bush hasn’t *personally* bound, tortured and killed anybody. Rather, his destiny was determined by that which he was trained for in college. He is our Cheerleader-in-Chief.

Thought #1: This would be as good a reason as any to avoid “The Huffington Post” like the plague it appears to be.

Thought #2: If you read the above excerpt and found any, ANY area of agreement, seek professional help immediately. You have serious issues which you appear to be projecting onto others. Again, seek professional help IMMEDIATELY.

Justice, Poetic

Previously on Medary.com I joined voices from left and right in decrying the Supreme Court’s decision that government can take your house and give it to Pfizer Corp. on the sole basis that Pfizer claims that the government will earn more tax revenue that way.

Well, here we go:

A startup media company in New Hampshire[*1] has submitted an application to build a hotel on the site of Justice David Souter’s home. They say that that this is a serious proposal, not just a prank.

We’ll see if Souter and the Five Who Killed Property Rights can sleep in the bed that they have made.

Dear Red States

This has been floating around for a while. I debated whether or not to post it, but decided to go for it.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time or effort commenting on this one way or another, except to observe in passing that the author does not seem to know that Harvard and Yale are actually in the Ivy League now. Judgments of the accuracy of the rest of the assertions are left to the research, rumormongering, tribal mythology, or prejudicial bias of you, the gentle readers.

Dear Red States,

We’re ticked off at the way you’ve treated California, and we’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly:

You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches.We get Elliot Spitzer. You get Ken Lay. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get WalMart.We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America’s quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90 percent of all cheese, 90percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you. Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals than we lefties.

By the way, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Author Unknown

Do the Saudis Really Have All That Oil?

Shocking expose’ or lunatic speculation?

I can’t tell.

From OpinionJournal: A Cartel and Its Snakeoil[*1] .

Matthew R. Simmons, a Texas investment banker with a Harvard Business School degree and 20 years’ experience in oil, has his doubts. In “Twilight in the Desert,” Mr. Simmons argues that the Saudis may be deceiving the world and themselves. If only half of his claims prove to be true, we could be in for some nasty surprises.

The Al-Qaida Training Manual

We’ve all heard about the “Downing Street Memo” but in my opinion, not enough has been made of the al-Qaida Training Manual (i.e. members are instructed to lie about torture and abuse should they be captured.)

Whether you oppose or support the effort to install democracy in Iraq, you owe it to yourself to read this–it is the manifesto of “our enemy.” (Unless you’ve fallen so deep into paranoia that you really think this is a fake, too.) Here it is. Read for yourself.

The al-Qaida Training Manual.


The confrontation that we are calling for with the apostate regimes does not know Socratic debates . . . , Platonic ideals . . . nor Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing, and destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun.

Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established as they [always] have been:

By pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth. After the fall of our orthodox caliphates on March 3, 1924 and after expelling the colonialists, our Islamic nation was afflicted with apostate rulers who took over in the Moslem nation. These rulers turned out to be more infidel and criminal than the colonialists themselves. Moslems have endured all kinds of harm, oppression, and torture at their hands.

Colonialism and its followers, the apostate rulers, then started to openly erect crusader centers, societies, and organizations like Masonic Lodges, Lions and Rotary clubs, and foreign schools. They aimed at producing a wasted generation that pursued everything that is western and produced rulers, ministers, leaders, physicians, engineers, businessmen, politicians, journalists, and information speicialists. [Koranic verse:] “and Allah’s enemies plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.”

Islam does not coincide or make a truce with unbelief, but rather confronts it.

Lesson Eighteen

1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.