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Ward Armtrong Challenger About To Step Up?

Posted by ginnypub on December 31, 2008

Whoo Hoo! Here’s a snippet from Alton Foley, Vice Chair of the Republican Party for Henry Co, VA:

I mentioned in an earlier piece that there are at least three potential candidates interested in taking on Ward Armstrong in 2009. I’ve personally spoken with two of them, and neither one is ready to commit at this point. Actually, neither one has come to any final decision on whether they even want to run yet.
…there is a planned breakfast meeting scheduled in the coming weeks. During that breakfast meeting, (which I have learned will be at Ryan’s Steak House in Martinsville), one of the three candidates will be asked to campaign against Ward.
When I asked him if he would consider their request, if offered, he replied, “It’s too early for me to say, I haven’t even been invited to the breakfast you mentioned. But if that situation arises, I’ll seriously consider their request.”

More to come…



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The Beauty of Islam

Posted by ginnypub on December 31, 2008

One of the ass-wipes in this video says that people need to have an understanding of the beauty of Islam.

The cow wearing the scarf screeching about needing big ovens for the Jews is such a thing of beauty, it brought a tear to my eye.

Speaking of beauty. Now THIS is BEAUTIFUL:

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Cynthia McKinney Loses Her Dignity

Posted by ginnypub on December 31, 2008

Former Georgia Congresscritter Cynthia (“Cellphone”) McKinney joined a group of other HAMAS supporters, including CNN reporter and HAMAS spokesman, Karl Pennhaul aboard the yacht “Dignity”. Their mission: Delivering “medical and humanitarian aid” to those who blow up Israeli school buses loaded with children, otherwise known as Palestinians. Alas, the mission had to be aborted, though, when an Israeli patrol boat captain took exception to the “Dignity” not responding to radio calls.

al-Jazeera reports:

When a Georgia reporter asked Mzzz. McKinney if she had been drinking white lightin’ because her eyes bugged out and her face turned red, she reportedly slapped him up side the head with her keffiyeh, called him a racist and stormed off.












WHOOPS! Wrong picture.


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Sign Up for Martyrdom HERE

Posted by ginnypub on December 31, 2008

Talk about an excellent idea! This is an exceptional way to end an otherwise crappy year on an upswing. 20,000 Iranian “martyrs” and an Israeli Military more than happy to oblige them.

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of almost 20,000 people in different Iranian cities on Monday started enrolling their names in the list of volunteers to fight against Israel while thousands more are joining the campaign today.

The registration came a day after Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious decree saying whoever dies in fight with Israel and in defense of Gaza would be a martyr.

Notice to all foreign and domestic Jew-haters and terrorism apologists (or as I like to call them, democrats):

Here’s the link to sign up for martyrdom. Call all your like-minded friends, family members, colleagues and government representatives to sign up! Remember: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY MARTYRS.

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Posted by ginnypub on December 17, 2008

There are people I read about, or cross paths with, that I would label “hero” for outstanding acts of valor in the face of overwhelming odds. There are others who assign the “hero” label to athletes, celebrities, abortion providers and suicide bombers. I can honestly say that describing someone humming a couple of shoes at someone’s head as a “hero” would not occur to me in a million years. For this reason, I was surprised, sickened, angry, and at times, amused, with what some Iraqi bloggers had to say about the Iraqi “journalist” throwing his shoes at the head of the President of the United States here, here, here, here and perhaps the most bizarre here (where the blogger refers to the “sacred shoe”).

These bloggers and others, as well as the American and international media outlets, always mention that it is a horrible insult in the Arab world to have a shoe thrown at you. Big Whoopee. President Bush isn’t Arabic. In Texas, a grown man throwing his shoes at another would probably be referred to as “A Little Chicken Shit”, which may explain the amused look on the President’s face.

I was going to write a lengthy blog about the ingratitude of these bloggers, but someone else sums it up much better than I could ever do.  This is an excerpt from Talismangate:

I think quite a number of Iraqis were embarrassed by how their guest got treated today. Personally, I got angry. Very angry.

I will make a public promise: should I ever run into a certain reporter called Muntather al-Zaidi, presently of Al-Baghdadia TV, I will seriously consider beating the crap out of him. If I am successful in bringing him down, then my coup de grace shall be to take one of his shoes, preferably the one on the right, and stuff it in his mouth.

See, I will forever remain indebted to President George W. Bush. He is my hero. He liberated Iraq, and that’s how I will always see it. Had there been no President Bush, then Saddam would still be Saddam.

The usual suspects are ecstatic over what happened, especially the US-based media and Iraq-watchers. I would like to beat them all up too, but I think that would be a tad bit excessive. The best revenge is to make them watch Iraq’s democracy strengthen and prosper. Today’s images gave them a temporary high; a new Iraq, free and democratic, something they believed would never happen, will gnaw at their insides for the rest of their lives. I’ll settle for that.

For the record, Iraqi blogging ingrates, here are some of my heroes. I guarantee you there isn’t a shoe-throwing chicken shit in the bunch.



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Posted by ginnypub on December 11, 2008

The Martinsville Bulletin in Martinsville, VA, like most small town newspapers, has a motley crew of local editorialists. I usually overlook the Bulletin’s editorial musings because they are invariably either shilling for local politicians, generationally re-elected, who have thrust the area into generational joblessness and poverty; or wistfully longing for a federal government that embraces the far superior tenants of Communism. But, I digress. Back to the motley crew.

J. Michael Bestler, M.D. is a local surgeon and one of my all-time favorite opinion writers. Not only is he an outstanding contributor to the medical field, he’s an outstanding contributor to society. He’s one of those guys with an I.Q. in the stratosphere; but is so down to Earth, you think of him for a round of golf or a backyard barbecue. He’s also a Republican. Now, in Martinsville Bulletin-land, the “R” word is treated like “Jesus”, “democracy” and “clean coal”. They’re all cuss words. Did I mention that Dr. Bestler has a quick (oftentimes, self-effacing) wit? Being an intelligent, accomplished, witty Republican, naturally, he writes letters to the editor of the Martinsville Bulletin; and predictably, the local “editorialists” jump on his every word quicker than a Prop 8 protester can slap a cross out of the hands of a Mormon. Generally, the letters and responses are the usual partisan back-and-forth. Recently, though, the responses to a letter Dr. Bestler wrote have me rolling on the floor. Martinsville, VA might have a shortage of jobs but it definitely doesn’t have a shortage of vocabulary-challenged residents.

(This is paraphrasing because of the Bulletin’s copyright. Its owners, the Haskells, might go through a shortfall of funds for Bernadine Dohrn and sue me for what little I have.)

Thursday, November 13, 2008  (Re: the election of Barack Hussein Obama)Dr. Bestler writes that the nation has lost its exceptionality and embraced commonality as repentance for a time in American history, long gone.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Response-Richard Hight. Whuuutt!? Barack Obama is EXCEPTIONAL not “common”! Dr. Bestler is a racist and he rambles….Oh, and George Bush sucks.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 Response-Donnell Hairston. Eeeek! Dr. Bestler has induced flashbacks of other racial bigots. Thank goodness for the “common” man, like Barack Hussein Obama!…Oh and God bless Dr. Bestler, even if he is a racist bigot.

Thursday, November 20, 2008-Dr. Bestler takes exception to Mr. Hight’s rambling comment.

Friday, November 21, 2008 Response-Thomas Albanese. Painstakingly explains in DETAIL and without condescension the definition and context of the word “commonality”.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Response-Dr. Robert Piat. (Lending credence to the rumor that he was unable to get a surgical residency.) Dr. Bestler is a racial slur-er! Quotes S.I. Hayakawa for good measure, thus proving he was plenty smart enough for a surgical residency.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Response-Sam Petty. Double WHUUUTT!!?? Explains how Barack Obama isn’t “common” by misstating his education history. Oh, and John McCain is dumb and stupid…

Friday, December 5, 2008 Response-Dr. Bestler. Corrects Mr. Petty’s misstatements and apologizes for using big words.

 Thursday, December 11, 2008 Response-Sam Petty. Informs Dr. Bestler that he has the smarts real good and proves it by rapidly firing off four more misstatements about Gov. Palin…thus proving that she ain’t got the smarts real good like he does.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Response-Robert A. Williams. Local personal injury attorney takes advantage of an opportunity for free advertising and to tout his status as a Harvard Law alumnus-just like Barack. Oh, and John McCain would be nothin’, nothin’, I tell ya, without affirmative action.

Maybe exceptionality IS dead; at least in Martinsville, VA.

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Ship’s Captain NOT calling in gay

Posted by ginnypub on December 10, 2008

Don’t call me “gay”, just call me “fast”.

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Posted by ginnypub on December 10, 2008

Yes, Kensley, there IS a Santa. Merry Christmas to the Penney Family.

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Posted by ginnypub on December 9, 2008

I am predicting a bright political future for Democrat Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich! Attempting to sell a state senate seat was a stroke of genius. Just think about that other elected official from Chicago. He was involved in quid pro quo shady land deals with a Syrian-born slum-lord, has never produced a birth certificate, medical records, college transcripts or a state voting record and he was overwhelming elected President of the United States. Yessiree…big things in store for the governor.

Some might think this whole getting- arrested- by- the- Feds thing might hurt Blagojevich’s chances for the Big Time. I disagree. Given Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s track record of prosecuting the wrong guy, he’ll probably just drag in a janitor who mispoke about vacuuming the Governor’s office, when he actually dusted on the day in question.

Tony Rezko and Gov. Rod Blagojevich (or as lovely wife Patty likes to call him, the "little motherfu--er")

Tony Rezko and Gov. Rod Blagojevich (or as lovely wife Patty likes to call him, the “little motherfu–er”)

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Posted by ginnypub on December 8, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS (or any other word that pisses off liberals).

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. 
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. 
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear. 
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight. 
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

“What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
“Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here! 
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right, 
I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me. 
My Gramps died at ‘Pearl on a day in December,”
Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam ‘,
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile. 
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.  

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. 
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”  

“So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
“Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you’ve done, 
For being away from your wife and your son.”  

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
“Just tell us you love us, and never forget. 
To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust, 
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many 
people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our
U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people 
stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

 LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

h/t: Badrose

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