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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Iraq Votes

Oh. My. God.

This is a MUST see.
On January 30, 2005, the people of Iraq stood against the terrorists by voting in elections for a national assembly which will draft a permanent constitution for the country. The moral and physical courage of the Iraqi voters has inspired observers around the world. As President Bush put it in his 2005 State of the Union address, "In any nation, casting your vote is an act of civic responsibility; for millions of Iraqis, it was also an act of personal courage, and they have earned the respect of us all."


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Video Download 8MB

Tears of Pride and Joy


God Bless Iraq. And God Bless the USA and the Coalition who helped make this possible.

A couple more awesome videos can be found at Incessant Rant. One is set to "Desert Rose" and the other to Creed's "Stand Here with Me"

And another ... This Time (Direct link to 5MB WMV file)

I still have chills ...


Posted by LissaKay on 02/05/05 at 12:24 AM in ~ Our World
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Peaceful PA Petition

The international community must use its moral and practical power to help the Palestinian leadership develop honest, responsive government and peace with Israel.


If you care ... about Israelis, Arabs, Palestinians, the world ... please sign the petition and urge our international leaders to work towards the goal of peace and properity for the Middle East.


... we believe that the rise of a new Palestinian leadership can be a positive turning point if—and only if—the international community takes an energetic role. We call upon the international community to seize this opportunity and work with the new Palestinian leaders to change the destructive pattern of misgovernment, extremism and anti-Israel incitement and to build a lasting peace. We urge you to:

  • Declare absolutely that terrorist acts are immoral, unacceptable violations of all international law and a crime against humanity that will bring punitive measures from the international community.
  • Declare that peace negotiations and "armed resistance" can never go hand in hand.
  • Require that the new Palestinian leaders immediately end the incitement to kill Jews and Israelis and end the inflammatory lies about Israeli policies and actions. Peace will never come while Palestinian leadership fosters a culture of death and hate.
  • Give your moral weight and practical assistance to the new Palestinian leadership so that it can disarm, rehabilitate or arrest terrorists whose continuing extremism sabotages all peace initiatives.
  • Help the new Palestinian leadership develop honest, responsive government and institute financial reforms so that a viable economy emerges and foreign aid is used to help the Palestinian people instead of to murder Israelis.
  • Demand that Palestinian schools teach peace, not war, and that the state of Israel be recognized in school textbooks and maps.
  • Demand that the new Palestinian leadership acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state within defensible borders, and relinquish its spurious claims on Israel.
  • Exert pressure on the new Palestinian leaders to declare that peace with Israel is not a defeat, but rather a victory for both sides.


Posted by LissaKay on 01/12/05 at 07:43 PM in ~ Our World
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Words simply fail me

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Over 60,000 dead ... and the number is expected to continue to climb. The survivors face unimaginable devastation and the loss of loved ones. Whole villages have been wiped out.

Please ... do what you can to help. The Command Post is keeping a list of aid and relief agencies. In the face of this massive disaster, we need to set aside any and all differences and reach out to help ... it's all we can do. That and pray for the people in Southeast Asia.

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Posted by LissaKay on 12/29/04 at 05:15 AM in ~ Our World
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Sunday, November 07, 2004

It’s over

Ahh ... the election is over. Thank God. Now can we get back to everyday living?

For anyone who wonders, I voted for Bush. I held my nose as I did so, because I disagree with many of his policies and ideals. But the shenanigans of the left ... both the extreme and mainstream ... turned me so against that party, I ended up voting a straight Republican ticket. So, congratulations, Michael Moore ... you convinced me to vote Bush. So did leftie loonies like Daily "Screw Them" Kos, Indymedia and Democratic Underground. (You'll have to Google for those references ... I will not link to them.) I really tried to find out what the Democrats stood for, politically ... but I only found hatred, anti-American sentiment and foaming-at-the-mouth rants. No thanks.

Kerry proved to be unfit, in my eyes, to hold the nation's top office. Shady tales from Viet Nam, slandering of our military, 20 years of doing nothing in the Senate ... and more recently, his utter disrespect for our military, our coalition partners and the PM of Iraq ... that baked the cake. You're a slimy putz, Mr Kerry ... I wouldn't vote for you for local dog catcher.

What it ultimately came down to, for me, is the issue on the war on terror. Kerry has no plan ... nothing that I could see working. Mr Bush, however, got tough on terrorists and the countries that harbor, support and sponser them. Kerry wanted to issue more sanctions, let the UN decide our actions, and kowtow to other countries who may not have our best interests in mind. All of the other issues ... healthcare, gay marriage, the economy ... none of that would matter if we are overrun by terrorism. It's coming, and if we are not vigilant and ready to act, we could end up like the Netherlands or Sweden ... with Muslim fundamentalists dictating our way of life.

And now I am just disgusted with the way many are carrying on about the results of the election. Get the fuck over it. The world will go on, America will still be America ... oh, but that's what they hate. Geez ... time to grow the hell up, people.

Time to take a chill pill ... rock on.
Posted by LissaKay on 11/07/04 at 03:40 PM in ~ Our World
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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Chief Wiggles: Tabby Will Arrive THIS WEEK!

Hooray!

I knew you guys could do it! I never doubted for a single second that Tabby would make it here. Oh and Charleston is so tantalizingly close, yet so far away! I do so wish I could be there!

Yes folks, Tabby is FINALLY coming to the US to recieve the treatment she so desperately needs!

Tabby will arrive at the Charleston, South Carolina airport, Midnight on Friday, the 22nd!!!

Any and all are invited to come and greet her at the airport!

Chief Wiggles and Dr. Hochman will be there as well to greet her!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!!


The rest of the story:
Trying to save a little girl
"T" update, Help is on the way!
Saving Tabby
Update on Tabby
Latest on Tabby
Tabby Needs a Visa!!!
Tabby is on her way!!!
Update on Tabby
Important Tabby Update

... and now the happy beginning to what I hope leads to a happy ending. Our prayers are with Chief, Plunge the doctors and most especially, Tabby.

FANTASTIC Update! A MIRACLE! Tabby's Father is Coming Too!!!!

Pictures of Tabby's arrival!


Posted by LissaKay on 10/17/04 at 11:50 PM in ~ Our World
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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

So long, Superman

You can walk again, Christopher.

Rest in Peace.

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Posted by LissaKay on 10/12/04 at 04:50 AM in ~ Our World
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Friday, September 17, 2004

One of the reasons I am no longer a Democrat

This is just obscene.

Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, after having their Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards made a brief stop at the airport as he concluded his two-day bus tour to locations in West Virginia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)


Kerry Supporters Terrorize 3 year old


On another blog somewhere, someone said in the comments, "Too bad Mom wasn't there to take the girl so Dad could exercise some "free speech" on that punk." Heh ... why leave it to dad? Dad can hang on to the kid ... let Mama avenge her cub. That would be much more painful. If that was my little girl, that dude would be wearing his 'nads as earrings and his pecker as a necklace.


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Hat tip: LGF

Cross-posted at GlobalAffairs Forums
Update: Nevermind ... it seems it is too offensive to a leftie moderator to see this kind of shit. It was posted to the Elections 2004 forum, but was moved to Rick's Place ... where jokes and crap are posted. Bush and GOP bashing is OK, a la Michael Moore, but pictorial evidence of the depravity of the left is not.

Update II: The IUPAT Union (see the thug's t-shirt) has issued an apology for the behavior of one of their members. So much for the DU/Moonbat theory that this was staged. Nice try though.

Further thoughts: With a typical "blame the victim" mentality that infects society today, many are casting blame on the father for taking his daughter to a Kerry rally and voicing his dissent. They are saying that he should have known there would be conflict. OK ... so these folks are saying that he should have expected to encounter violence from Kerry supporters? It's a given that they would attack anyone, including a 3 year old, who is voicing an opinion contrary to theirs? That they only support Freedom of Speech™ when it is in line with their views? OK, I can accept the conclusion that lefties can and should be expected to act like thugs ... that works. Thanks for backing me up on that opinion. But it is a sad indictment on our society.

I am now officially ashamed to have once been a Democrat/liberal ...

An even later update: Please do not waste your time leaving comments and sending email telling me to read the conspiracy theory posted at Rising Hegemon. I have read it. And all the comments as well. Nice try but the CT has been blown sky high. It has been debunked and is nothing more that wild suppositioning. Instead, go read Michelle Malkin.

For the record, I am a member of Protest Warriors. Had I the time and opportunity, I too would be at rallies, protests and other Dem/Lib/Lefty gatherings, like Phil Parlock, to help ensure that a voice from "the other side" gets heard too. Also, like Phil Parlock, I would not be there to start conflict, nor would I expect to be attacked for airing my opinions ... but from the arguments I am hearing from the left, I guess I should expect violence and it would be unwise to take children anywhere near these gatherings because I should expect thuggish behavior ... right? Right? That's what I am hearing from you all ... isn't it?


Posted by LissaKay on 09/17/04 at 04:33 AM in ~ Our World
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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Jessica’s Heart

May 5, 2004, Jessica Clements was all but declared dead. She was in a military convoy just outside of Baghdad that hit a roadside bomb while on the way to the Baghdad airport. She was the only one in the truck that was injured, and those injuries were devastating. Shrapnel hit her hip, bottom and worst of all, her head leaving pieces embedded too deeply to be removed safely.

Comatose when she arrived at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, doctors were not optimistic for her survival. The best prognosis at that time was that she would persist in a vegatative state. Army neurosurgeon Lt. Col. Jeff Poffenbarger removed part of her skull so he he could opertate to stop the bleeding in her brain. Due to the risk of brain swelling, the skull pieces could not be replaced. So the doctor created a pocket in her abdomen and put the skull piece there, to preserve it.

Jessica was flown to Landstuhl, Germany where she was further stabilized for the long trip to the United States and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She remained comatose throughout the journey. It was feared that she would not survive the trip.

Jessica had arrived at Walter Reed on May 15, still in a coma. Little, it seemed, had changed since Baghdad. There was no sign that she could see or hear or respond to anyone or anything.

The doctors asked [her mother, Amy] Wyatt to bring in her daughter's living will. "The worst thing I ever did in my life," she said later. "It felt like I was giving permission to just let her die."

Standing in the doorway of the hospital room, Wyatt didn't recognize her daughter. All she saw was a maze of tubes and bandages and swelling.

She and the others took turns staying by Jessica's side 24 hours a day, holding her hand. Her mother remembered hearing somewhere to keep talking to someone in a coma.

"Jess," she would say, "if you can hear us, can you please squeeze our hands?"

Several days after she arrived, Wyatt was holding her daughter's limp right hand.

She felt something rub across her palm.

It was Jessica's thumb.


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Read the rest of Jessica's miracle ...

Back from Iraq one step at a time

Back from Iraq: Hoping to be Whole Again

Slide show with audio

H/T: Powerline Blog

Cross-posted at Global Affairs Forum


Posted by LissaKay on 08/29/04 at 08:13 PM in ~ Our World
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Let there be TOYS!

Despite the trials and tribulations in getting this toy shipment to Iraq, they have arrived in Baghdad!

And there are pictures too!

The legal and financial troubles have yet to be resolved, but with counsel retained, Chief Wiggles and Operation Give will hopefully get their $30,000 back. And hopefully, Atlas will get their butts smacked. This whole mess is just utterly disgusting. There has been some media attention, and of course, massive outrage blogged around the world. Word has it that Atlas' attorney is trying to intimidate Operation Give into dropping the whole matter. Yeah right ... what is the legal term for "go get bent?"


Posted by LissaKay on 08/29/04 at 08:34 AM in ~ Our World
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I am a Nationalist

I am a Nationalist

by Saber11

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I believe in America.
I believe in the values America has stood for.
I believe these values worth fighting for and defending.

I believe in god.
I believe you have the right to believe in god or not to.
I believe free people should be able to practice their religion without imposing their will upon others, but without distorting traditions and the integrity behind those traditions.

I am not a conservative. Conservativism has lost it's meaning to me.
I believe in the death penalty, the right to keep and bear arms, and the preservation of family, and that less government is better government.

I am not a liberal. Liberalism has lost it's meaning to me.
I believe we need to protect American jobs and workers, we need a national health care system that works, and we need to help people help themselves.
I believe what you do in your bedroom is your own business.
I believe a woman can decide what she should do with her own body.

I felt angry at 911.
Angry at the terrorists.
Angry my government wasn't able to prevent it.

I believe Ronald Reagan was a great President.
I believe Bill Clinton was an embarrassment.
I believe George W. Bush is no Ronald Reagan.
I believe John Kerry is not the answer either.



Posted by LissaKay on 08/10/04 at 09:36 PM in ~ Our World
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