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Musings of a database designer, right-wing constitutional anarchist and overly idealistic schmuck.

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

America should humbled... and very proud

Despite the threat of substantial bloodshed and violence, over 60% of Iraqis went out to vote. Would we as Americans have the same level of bravery, in similar circumstances? I would like to think so, but I seriously doubt it. Yet America can be proud of the extreme bravery of her troops to help bring this about....and our Commander-in-Chief, in bucking all the 'conventional wisdom' in making today possible.

And, while the Iraqis proudly display their purple index finger (their pride in that being the biggest defeat of the terrorists), I watch certain MSM types and John Kerry. These bozos are trying to minimize this as a victory for democracy and an utter failure by the terrorists; I have a finger for them. Mine ain't purple-stained, but it is as emphatically displayed.

I'd have more to say, but I'll let the Iraqi blogs say it all and show it all. It's their show.


Saturday, January 29, 2005

That's what two weeks of illness will do to your math

Well, Duhh! One week of gout, followed by one week of flu and my math completely fails me.
The risk is somewhat higher; but still, given the far lower casualty rates of minimal car bombing, is unlikely to exceed 1 in 10,000.


Friday, January 28, 2005

Two Days to go for Iraq; MSM, bend over and Kiss it!

Despite the Fourth Estate acting whole-heartedly as the terrorist's Fifth Column on the Iraqi issue, the real rubber meets the road on Sunday. Hopefully, the majority of Iraqis do the math:

The worst number I've heard is 150 bombs may be ready to go; that number is probably pretty excessive. Figure the majority of these will be stopped by the incredibly courageous Iraqi and Coalition forces (the vast majority of recent casualties have been security forces who stopped bombs from reaching their primary targets). So let's say 40 bombs go off anywhere near as planned. Quite atrocious, undeniably, and probably a very pessimistic number.

OK, how many polling places. 5,300? Even if a given poll is hit, it will be at a given time, effecting only a given number of people in line (especially since very few will be car bombs, with the traffic crackdown). No more than 1 in 50 that go to a normal poll. So the chances of becoming a casualty on election day? No greater than one in 50,000. And that's a very pessimistic view.

Heck, in 1997, I rafted a river that had killed a bigger percentage than that for the year. And I did that for fun, not to bring freedom to my country.

As for Sunni participation? They have more choice than anyone, since they are clearly the primary supporters of the terrorists. If they want to participate, they would simply quit supporting the terrorists and vote. Their loss, but I think they find kinder treatment by the winners than they actually deserve.


Saturday, January 22, 2005

Eight Days to the Beginning of Democracy in Iraq

Some of these videos may not reflect the current reality of Iraq, but it is a vision the elections eight days from now will help Iraq reach for. I pray the Iraqi people take full advantage of this opportunity; the ballots will have been inked and paid for by the blood of the most courageous people on Earth; Iraqi, American and Coalition alike. Those ballots are the future for their children and grandchildren, something the thugs and terrorists don't care the least about.


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Imperial News Media attempts at Global Engineering

The IMN (MSM just doesn't convey the level of blatant arrogance enough) is the primary reason for the explosive growth in the blogosphere. They were clearly hoping this was an election year phenomena and they could go back to their propaganistic ways unmolested. No such luck. Dan Rather can bend over and kiss our pajama-wearing asses!

Yesterday four car bombs went off in Iraq. While the deaths are certainly regretable, there was one fact that the news media did not mention anywhere; that all four were stopped by security precautions before they reached their intended targets. This was not just de-emphasized by the Imperial News Media, it was not mentioned! Instead, they wrote about how they all went off within 90 minutes of each other, the tone of awe for the level of coordination intentional (Hardly a grand accomplishment).

The fact is, the terrorists seek and thrive on publicity of their deeds and revel in the complete lack of positive coverage in Iraq. So when it comes time to assign blame for the killing of innocent civilians, save a little of it to be placed on the anti-democratic terrorists and put it on the Imperial News Media.

I wonder what would happen if, in one of the not-rare cases where news types seem to be on the scene of one of the bombings overly quickly, if the families of the slain were to sue the news media outlets as accessories to murder.

Not surprisingly, our troops over there are pretty fed up with this as well. Here is the best piece I've seen of late written by one of them: Media Distortion


Saturday, January 01, 2005

Another kid that explains why Iraq is worthwhile

The kid in this story is destined for greatness, if the monsters of the world don't get him.