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Major Hasan is honest about himself; why aren’t we?

by Speranza ( 132 Comments › )
Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism, Islamists, Multiculturalism, Political Correctness, Taliban at August 12th, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Funny in a pathetic sort of way how the Obama regime twists itself into pretzels in order to avoid saying “Islamic terrorism”.

by Mark Steyn

On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way.

The intervening third-of-a-decade-and-more has apparently been taken up by such vital legal questions as the fullness of beard Major Hasan is permitted to sport in court. This is not a joke: See “Judge Ousted in Fort Hood Shooting Case amid Beard Debacle” (CBS News). Army regulations require soldiers to be clean-shaven. The judge, Colonel Gregory Gross, ruled Hasan’s beard in contempt, fined him $1,000, and said he would be forcibly shaved if he showed up that hirsute next time. At which point Hasan went to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which ruled that Colonel Gross’s pogonophobia raised questions about his impartiality, and removed him. [........]

The U.S. Army seems disinclined to hold anything against him, especially the 13 corpses plus an unborn baby. Major Hasan fired his lawyers, presumably because they were trying to get him off — on the grounds that he’d had a Twinkie beforehand, or his beard don’t fit so you must acquit, or some such. As a self-respecting jihadist, Major Hasan quite reasonably resented being portrayed as just another all-American loon gone postal. So he sacked his defense team, only to have the court appoint a standby defense team just in case there were any arcane precedents and obscure case law he needed clarification on. I know that’s the way your big-time F. Lee Bailey types would play it, but it doesn’t seem to be Major Hasan’s style. On the very first day of the trial, he stood up and told the jury that “the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.” Later, in one of his few courtroom interventions, he insisted that it be put on the record that “the alleged murder weapon” was, in fact, his.  [.......]

Major Hasan is a Virginia-born army psychiatrist and a recipient of the Pentagon’s Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, which seems fair enough, since he certainly served in it, albeit for the other side. Most Americans think he’s nuts. He thinks Americans are nuts. It’s a closer call than you’d think. In the immediate aftermath of his attack, the U.S. media, following their iron-clad rule that “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Nothing to see here,” did their best to pass off Major Hasan as the first known victim of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “It comes at a time when the stress of combat has affected so many soldiers,” fretted Andrew Bast in a report the now defunct Newsweek headlined, “A Symptom of a Military on the Brink.”

Major Hasan has never been in combat. He is not, in fact, a soldier. He is a shrink. The soldiers in this story are the victims, some 45 of them. And the only reason a doctor can gun down nearly four dozen trained warriors (he was eventually interrupted by a civilian police officer, Sergeant Kimberly Munley, with a 9mm Beretta) is that soldiers on base are forbidden from carrying weapons. That’s to say, under a 1993 directive a U.S. military base is effectively a gun-free zone, just like a Connecticut grade school. That’s a useful tip: If you’re mentally ill and looking to shoot up a movie theater at the next Batman premiere, try the local barracks — there’s less chance of anyone firing back.

Maybe this Clinton-era directive merits reconsideration in the wake of Fort Hood? Don’t be ridiculous.  [.......]

Major Hasan says he’s a soldier for the Taliban. Maybe if the Pentagon were to reclassify the entire Afghan theater as an unusually prolonged outburst of “workplace violence,” we wouldn’t have to worry about obsolescent concepts such as “victory” and “defeat.” The important thing is that the U.S. Army’s “workplace violence” is diverse. After Major Hasan’s pre-post-traumatic workplace wobbly, General George W. Casey Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, was at pains to assure us that it could have been a whole lot worse: “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty.” And you can’t get much more diverse than letting your military personnel pick which side of the war they want to be on.

Like I said, we think he’s nuts; he thinks we’re nuts. Right now, there’s a petition on the Internet seeking to persuade the United States government to reclassify Hasan’s “workplace violence” as an act of terror. There are practical consequences to this: The victims, shot by an avowed enemy combatant in an act of war, are currently ineligible for Purple Hearts. The Pentagon insists the dead and wounded must be dishonored in death because to give them any awards for their sacrifice would prejudice Major Hasan’s trial and make it less likely that he could be convicted.

Hence, the Internet petition. Linking to it from their homepage, my colleagues at National Review Online promoted it with the tag:   [......]

That’s not true — and actually it’s grossly unfair to Major Hasan. He’s admirably upfront about who and what he is — a “Soldier of Allah,” as he put on his business card. On Tuesday, he admitted he was a traitor who had crossed over from “the bad side” (America’s) to “the good side” (Islam’s). [............]He helpfully informs us that that’s his gun. In this week’s one-minute statement, he spoke more honestly and made more sense than Obama, Gates, Casey, the Armed Forces Court of Appeals, two judges, the prosecution and defense lawyers, and mountains of bureaucratic reports and media coverage put together.

But poor old Hasan can say “Yup, I did it” all he wants; what does he know?

Unlike the Zimmerman trial, Major Hasan’s has not excited the attention of the media. Yet it is far more symbolic of the state of America than the Trayvon Martin case, in which superannuated race hucksters attempted to impose a half-century-old moth-eaten Klan hood on a guy who’s a virtual one-man melting pot. The response to Nidal Hasan helps explain why, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, this war is being lost — because it cannot be won because, increasingly, it cannot even be acknowledged. Which helps explain why it now takes the U.S. military longer to prosecute a case of “workplace violence” than it did to win World War Two.

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132 Responses to “Major Hasan is honest about himself; why aren’t we?”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | August 12, 2013 4:18 pm

    This war was lost the minute the commander -in-chief referred to Islam as a “religion of peace”.


  2. Da_Beerfreak
    2 | August 12, 2013 4:28 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    This war was lost the minute the commander -in-chief referred to Islam as a “religion of peace”.

    The Cold War wasn’t won by calling communism a “religion of prosperity”…


  3. RIX
    3 | August 12, 2013 4:30 pm

    It appears that the most imortant tghings to the government in this case is that Hassan approves of the process & gets to groom his beard. Also, they are bing soooooo careful to try to avoid this obvious act of Islamist terrorism, looking like an act of Islamic gterrorism.
    The jury forepwerson is a full bird colnel who is an African American female.
    If Hassan wants to be summarily executed, all he has to do is drop an N bomb in court.
    Then he will see Allah in a hurry.


  4. Speranza
    4 | August 12, 2013 4:33 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    The Cold War wasn’t won by calling communism a “religion of prosperity”…

    Or by referring to communists as “agrarian reformers”.


  5. 5 | August 12, 2013 4:50 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I think you can date the time from when we lost this current war to when Bush changedthe name of Operation Infinite Justice into Enduring Freedom, because some were afraid that the poor little MOhammedans would get their little feelings hurt. Fuck that. We should have nuked Afghanistan if for no other reason than to show the world that we mean business. When we didn’t do that, the world knew not to take us too seriously.


  6. Da_Beerfreak
    6 | August 12, 2013 4:52 pm

    “Justice delayed is justice denied”, this Court-martial has become farce and an insult to the Victims.


  7. RIX
    7 | August 12, 2013 5:12 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    “Justice delayed is justice denied”, this Court-martial has become farce and an insult to the Victims.

    Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion during World War II.
    It was the first such execution since the Civil War.
    He was not traitor but hurt no U.S troops, he was an admitted coward.
    He didn’t get the treatment that Hassan who murdered U.S troops in an act of Jihad is getting.


  8. 8 | August 12, 2013 5:21 pm

    Steyn’s point, that Japan was defeated in less time than it’s taken just to get Hasan to trial, is common theme that, alas, runs through the fabric of American life these days. We’re a country desperately in need of not only liberation, but inspiration.


  9. lobo91
    9 | August 12, 2013 5:34 pm

    Meanwhile in Syria:

    Al-Nusra Front Gives Ultimatum To Syrian Christians: Convert To Islam or Die…

    Juan McCain was unavailable for comment.


  10. 10 | August 12, 2013 5:35 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Our leaders are incapable of true leadership. Obama won re-election because his opponent ran on nothing, really, other than not being Obama. If Obama wasn’t the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT, that might would have been enough, but Obama was the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. Romney could have still won, but he would have had to articulate a better reason to vote for him than just not being Obama. Romney wasn’t willing to go for the throat. Which comes back to the problem at hand. We don’t have any real leaders in America, not on the Left and not on the Right.


  11. Da_Beerfreak
    11 | August 12, 2013 5:51 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    The first HALF WHITE black President


  12. Speranza
    12 | August 12, 2013 5:52 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Steyn’s point, that Japan was defeated in less time than it’s taken just to get Hasan to trial, is common theme that, alas, runs through the fabric of American life these days. We’re a country desperately in need of not only liberation, but inspiration.

    The New American Way of War was manifest when George H. W. Bush was so insistent in 1991 on a “100 hour” war and Colin Powell was shocked and depressed by the “Highway of Death” destruction of the Iraqi forces retreating from Kuwait. I don’t recall FDR feeling upset about the smashed German column at the Falaise Gap in August 1944.


  13. 13 | August 12, 2013 5:57 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    The result of all of this is that the American people find themselves in what is tantamount to a relationship with an abusive spouse and suffer from a combination of depression and “Stockholm Syndrome”.

    These are the people who will elect the next President and determine whether we survive, or not.


  14. Speranza
    14 | August 12, 2013 6:00 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I think you can date the time from when we lost this current war to when Bush changedthe name of Operation Infinite Justice into Enduring Freedom, because some were afraid that the poor little MOhammedans would get their little feelings hurt. Fuck that. We should have nuked Afghanistan if for no other reason than to show the world that we mean business. When we didn’t do that, the world knew not to take us too seriously.

    He also took back the term “crusade” because he didn’t want to offend al Qaeda’s sensibilities.


  15. coldwarrior
    15 | August 12, 2013 6:45 pm

    own goal


  16. 16 | August 12, 2013 6:55 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Yeah, and he gave short schrift to the Americans who are offended by Muslims killing us. Really no different from the Left who want to celebrate diversity so long as that diversity isn’t white or Christian or straight.


  17. Speranza
    17 | August 12, 2013 7:04 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Yeah, and he gave short schrift to the Americans who are offended by Muslims killing us. Really no different from the Left who want to celebrate diversity so long as that diversity isn’t white or Christian or straight.

    I don’t like the Bush Family or Colin Powell. But you already know that.


  18. 18 | August 12, 2013 7:32 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I’m not fond of them, either.


  19. brookly red
    19 | August 12, 2013 7:39 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:

    I think you can date the time from when we lost this current war to when Bush changedthe name of Operation Infinite Justice into Enduring Freedom, because some were afraid that the poor little MOhammedans would get their little feelings hurt. Fuck that. We should have nuked Afghanistan if for no other reason than to show the world that we mean business. When we didn’t do that, the world knew not to take us too seriously.

    As I have said before, if they had flow and airliner liner into the Kremlin Ivan would have vaporized their asses once and for all and insulted their mothers. There is a reason we get messed with.


  20. lobo91
    20 | August 12, 2013 7:51 pm

    Atty For Benghazi Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Surface-To-Air Missiles Were Stolen In Benghazi

    On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”

    DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”

    He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.


  21. Speranza
    21 | August 12, 2013 7:52 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    As I have said before, if they had flow and airliner liner into the Kremlin Ivan would have vaporized their asses once and for all and insulted their mothers. There is a reason we get messed with.

    With our craven media why wouldn’t we?


  22. Speranza
    22 | August 12, 2013 7:52 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I’m not fond of them, either.

    Glad to hear that.


  23. brookly red
    23 | August 12, 2013 7:56 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Atty For Benghazi Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Surface-To-Air Missiles Were Stolen In Benghazi

    On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.’s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” and ended up being stolen and falling into “the hands of some very ugly people.”

    DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles.”

    He claimed his information “comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in constant contact with people in the special ops and intelligence community.” He said the biggest concern right now is finding those missiles before they can be put to use. “They are worried, specifically according to these sources, about an attempt to shoot down an airliner,” he claimed.

    /Those spontaneous accidental center fuel tank explosions are a bitch… nothing to see here move along.


  24. coldwarrior
    24 | August 12, 2013 8:02 pm

    @ lobo91:

    400…oh my.

    that’s a lot of dangerous ordinance.


  25. 25 | August 12, 2013 8:05 pm

    @ lobo91:
    @ coldwarrior:

    Those “missing” manpads are in Syria right now shooting down Assad Helicopters and even an Iranian Cargo plane.


  26. coldwarrior
    26 | August 12, 2013 8:06 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    @ coldwarrior:
    Those “missing” manpads are in Syria right now shooting down Assad Helicopters and even an Iranian Cargo plane.

    i am sure a few are being held back to kill the infidel too.


  27. 27 | August 12, 2013 8:07 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I have a good book for you to read. It’s called Collision 2012 by Dan Balz. Just a warning, it will make you dislike Romney even more.


  28. heysoos
    28 | August 12, 2013 8:10 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I have a good book for you to read. It’s called Collision 2012 by Dan Balz. Just a warning, it will make you dislike Romney even more.

    Romney is history, what’s the point?…sow more dissention and blame? or is there some grail to be learned?….hahaha!…the GOP is really fucked up


  29. 29 | August 12, 2013 8:15 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    The Kurds are claiming that Nusra is Turkey and Qatar’s Hezbollah. Clearly Nusra has had Turkish training.

    Here is one of their training videos. Go to 5:50, it shows them watching a Navy Seals training video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y1zNOc1NgE

    You bet the Turks gave that to them.


  30. brookly red
    30 | August 12, 2013 8:16 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    @ coldwarrior:

    Those “missing” manpads are in Syria right now shooting down Assad Helicopters and even an Iranian Cargo plane.

    wtf missing from where? did Congress OK this? WTF are they gonna say they wanted to track them back to the terrorists?


  31. 31 | August 12, 2013 8:16 pm

    @ heysoos:

    It will make you wonder why they spent millions on loser consultants. We could have offered better advise.


  32. coldwarrior
    32 | August 12, 2013 8:18 pm

    @ heysoos:

    when vince lombardi would lose, he would make his team watch film over and over again and point out the errors. he would force the team to analyze the loss, find the reasons why and then be sure not to repeat them.

    the gop could use some lombardis.


  33. brookly red
    33 | August 12, 2013 8:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    when vince lombardi would lose, he would make his team watch film over and over again and point out the errors. he would force the team to analyze the loss, find the reasons why and then be sure not to repeat them.

    the gop could use some lombardis.

    the gop could use some bardis period.


  34. heysoos
    34 | August 12, 2013 8:27 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    It will make you wonder why they spent millions on loser consultants. We could have offered better advise.

    the GOP is letting McCain and Grahm run roughshod, the GOP is scared to death of Holder…this is not politics, it’s a streetfight and the GOP is wimpering and sobbing like babies while they get their heads cracked…my patience ran out years ago…if these assholes what to govern they should throw McCain in the gutter, no more propriety, no more mr polite guy….hammer that fucker to pulp…start there


  35. RIX
    35 | August 12, 2013 8:33 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Part of Lombardis genuis was promoting Bart Starr from number 3 on the depth chart to starting QB.
    Could he look at the field & pick a winner to beat the Dems in 2016?
    I’m betting that it wouldn’t be Christe or Jeb Bush.


  36. heysoos
    36 | August 12, 2013 8:33 pm

    babbling back and forth about candidates, who supports who is simply denial…as if a republican president is the next messiah…I don’t pay income tax, I refuse to pay for this disasterous folly…when Cruz is nominated maybe I’ll vote for him…I tell you standing away from this shit is all I can muster…no guts, no glory…I realize this is a ‘political blog’ but the joke is on you republicans…like putty, the donks own you


  37. 37 | August 12, 2013 8:36 pm

    @ brookly red:

    I have no answers. I just have seen the videos.


  38. 38 | August 12, 2013 8:37 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Instead its just excuses and conspiracy theories for the 2012 loss.


  39. heysoos
    39 | August 12, 2013 8:37 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Part of Lombardis genuis was promoting Bart Starr from number 3 on the depth chart to starting QB.
    Could he look at the field & pick a winner to beat the Dems in 2016?
    I’m betting that it wouldn’t be Christe or Jeb Bush.

    Lombardi was the Caesar of his time…the Packers played their asses off for him…they didn’t give a shit about the game, or championships, they just wanted to beat the guy opposite them for the coach…Landry learned that the hard way


  40. coldwarrior
    40 | August 12, 2013 8:37 pm

    @ heysoos:

    gop doesnt own me any more. i am emancipated.

    they run a another dolemccainromney i wont hold my nose and vote. i’m done.


  41. 41 | August 12, 2013 8:38 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I realize this is a ‘political blog

    We want to shift away from that and become more than just politics.

    but the joke is on you republicans…like putty, the donks own you

    When people ganged up on you last year for pointing this out, I stood silent. I knew you were right. But as you have seen, I am silent no more.


  42. coldwarrior
    42 | August 12, 2013 8:39 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Instead its just excuses and conspiracy theories for the 2012 loss.

    @ heysoos:

    the vince does not do ‘conspiracy theories’


  43. 43 | August 12, 2013 8:39 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    If they nominate a Santorum type, I will sit back and laugh at the disaster.


  44. RIX
    44 | August 12, 2013 8:42 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Vince really motivated the Pack, even Horning.


  45. coldwarrior
    45 | August 12, 2013 8:44 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    If they nominate a Santorum type, I will sit back and laugh at the disaster.

    if rcky was a hard core fiscon, i would have a more positive view of him. he isnt. he is a big govt nosy controlling little asshole who treated his constituents like crap and moved out of PA the day after he was elected.


  46. heysoos
    46 | August 12, 2013 8:47 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    I realize this is a ‘political blog
    We want to shift away from that and become more than just politics.
    but the joke is on you republicans…like putty, the donks own you
    When people ganged up on you last year for pointing this out, I stood silent. I knew you were right. But as you have seen, I am silent no more.

    I have a varied and fun life…I’m not obsessed with politics…
    you can only say the same stuff over and over again til it’s meaningless…there are alot of very sharp political minds here and I am humble, learn stuff and appreciate the exchange…but there has to be more, another dimension here and there…for one thing it might draw new posters and it also is a relief valve…I am just not into Trayvon Martin when I wake up on a quiet Sunday morning…I am so outraged with the feds I have to relax and I like trying to with people here that I like and respect


  47. RIX
    47 | August 12, 2013 8:47 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Santorum was running for Pope.He missed the point.


  48. brookly red
    48 | August 12, 2013 8:50 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    I have no answers. I just have seen the videos.

    they were rhetorical questions… of course Congress did not approve, on paper anyway. Ear Leader just screwed the pooch and gave the muzz albeit our favorite muzz today, potential WMDs that if history repeats it self will be used against us. What else did he give them?


  49. heysoos
    49 | August 12, 2013 8:52 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Vince really motivated the Pack, even Horning.

    Lombardi kicked Hornings ass and he learned to love him for it…Lombardi was a tyrant, a hopeless husband and even worse father…but the players worshiped the guy…pro football back then was like slaves and masters…players excelled out of fear


  50. lobo91
    50 | August 12, 2013 8:56 pm

    Heads up for our Texas contingent:

    Report: Abortion Barbie Will Run For Governor of Texas…


  51. RIX
    51 | August 12, 2013 8:57 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Vince really motivated the Pack, even Horning.

    Lombardi kicked Hornings ass and he learned to love him for it…Lombardi was a tyrant, a hopeless husband and even worse father…but the players worshiped the guy…pro football back then was like slaves and masters…players excelled out of fear

    In truth, Vince sometimes went too far.
    He jumped all over Horning seeing him come out of a restaurant with a date the night before a game.
    He was drinking 7 Up.


  52. brookly red
    52 | August 12, 2013 8:59 pm

    RIX wrote:

    heysoos wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Vince really motivated the Pack, even Horning.

    Lombardi kicked Hornings ass and he learned to love him for it…Lombardi was a tyrant, a hopeless husband and even worse father…but the players worshiped the guy…pro football back then was like slaves and masters…players excelled out of fear

    In truth, Vince sometimes went too far.
    He jumped all over Horning seeing him come out of a restaurant with a date the night before a game.
    He was drinking 7 Up.

    but was it over 16 oz????


  53. heysoos
    53 | August 12, 2013 8:59 pm

    @ Rodan:
    I have faith in you…however it turns, you’re a lot smarter than me


  54. RIX
    54 | August 12, 2013 9:03 pm

    but was it over 16 oz????@ brookly red:

    Maybe that’s what pissed of Lombardi.


  55. heysoos
    55 | August 12, 2013 9:07 pm

    RIX wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    RIX wrote:
    @ heysoos:
    Vince really motivated the Pack, even Horning.
    Lombardi kicked Hornings ass and he learned to love him for it…Lombardi was a tyrant, a hopeless husband and even worse father…but the players worshiped the guy…pro football back then was like slaves and masters…players excelled out of fear

    In truth, Vince sometimes went too far.
    He jumped all over Horning seeing him come out of a restaurant with a date the night before a game.
    He was drinking 7 Up.

    Lombardi, Landry and Schramm, Wellington Mara, Art Rooney, Bucky Hunt…they all knew and understood the marketing aspect of the NFL…the merger was going to rake in billions if they played it right…rivalries were fed, stories spread and television contracts fed the beast..there was no looking back at that point…Hunt forced the merger, the Super Bowl was created and Namath sealed the deal…the rest is history…cha fuckin ching $$$$$$$$$…a masterpiece of manipulation..now the NFL is a $14b monster


  56. RIX
    56 | August 12, 2013 9:15 pm

    Lombardi, Landry and Schramm, Wellington Mara, Art Rooney, Bucky Hunt…they all knew and understood the marketing aspect of the NFL…the merger was going to rake in billions if they played it right…rivalries were fed, stories spread and television contracts fed the beast..there was no looking back at that point…Hunt forced the merger, the Super Bowl was created and Namath sealed the deal…the rest is history…cha fuckin ching $$$$$$$$$…a masterpiece of manipulation..now the NFL is a $14b monster @ heysoos:

    You got it!


  57. The Osprey
    57 | August 12, 2013 9:17 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Dan Balz.

    Chechens love his last name…


  58. heysoos
    58 | August 12, 2013 9:18 pm

    @ RIX:
    the history of pro football is just one hell of a story, an American story, unique only to us


  59. RIX
    59 | August 12, 2013 9:19 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ RIX:
    the history of pro football is just one hell of a story, an American story, unique only to us

    It is & when George Halas took Red Grange barn storming & started to come together.


  60. 60 | August 12, 2013 9:23 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    The first MULATTO President.


  61. heysoos
    61 | August 12, 2013 9:24 pm

    RIX wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    @ RIX:
    the history of pro football is just one hell of a story, an American story, unique only to us

    It is & when George Halas took Red Grange barn storming & started to come together.

    Halas was like a Founding Father…he knew Walter Camp, who actually invented modern football, or close to it


  62. Calo
    62 | August 12, 2013 9:26 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Heads up for our Texas contingent:

    Report: Abortion Barbie Will Run For Governor of Texas…

    I heard that this morning. However, the radio talking heads predict that since she will poll poorly, National Democrat dollars will not be given to her campaign.

    I guess we will see.


  63. Calo
    63 | August 12, 2013 9:27 pm

    @ heysoos:
    I’ve made it my mission to post as few political comments here as necessary.

    It is an art. :)


  64. RIX
    64 | August 12, 2013 9:30 pm

    Halas was like a Founding Father…he knew Walter Camp, who actually invented modern football, or close to it
    @ heysoos:

    George Halas bought the Decatur Staleys for one dollar, moved them to Chicago & founded the NFL.


  65. heysoos
    65 | August 12, 2013 9:31 pm

    Calo wrote:

    you

    I get frustrated and shoot off my big mouth, not because I dislike anybody…politics is important but so is your cheese dip…it’s all about timing and not rodgering a thread…if I’ve insulted people I apologize


  66. The Osprey
    66 | August 12, 2013 9:34 pm

    Macker wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    The first MULATTO President.

    The Mendacious Marxist Muslim Mulatto!


  67. The Osprey
    67 | August 12, 2013 9:36 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    I get frustrated and shoot off my big mouth, not because I dislike anybody…politics is important but so is your cheese dip…

    Nothing like a good queso fundido.

    I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it. :lol:


  68. 68 | August 12, 2013 9:37 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    Or should that be “…Muslim Marxist…”? :cool:


  69. heysoos
    69 | August 12, 2013 9:38 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Halas was like a Founding Father…he knew Walter Camp, who actually invented modern football, or close to it
    @ heysoos:

    George Halas bought the Decatur Staleys for one dollar, moved them to Chicago & founded the NFL.

    yup, all in spite of Babe Ruth…when you watch the Bears play the Packers, you are a part of history…most people disregard that game, but to die hard fans, it’s a window back in time…my grandpa used to drive all day to see the Bears play, stay over then drive all the way home to MI…it was a huge event back then


  70. RIX
    70 | August 12, 2013 9:40 pm

    Report: U.S. Pays $1.5 Mil to Help Brazilian Women Quit Smoking

    U.S. Pays $1.5 Mil to Help Brazilian Women Quit Smoking

    A Brazilian-born researcher who runs minority health programs at a public university in Alabama has convinced the U.S. government to give her $1.5 million to help women quit smoking in her native country.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/08/12/report-us-pays-15-mil-help-brazilian-women-quit-smoking#ixzz2boDrS7rI

    See & you thought that the government didn’t respect your money.


  71. RIX
    71 | August 12, 2013 9:43 pm

    yup, all in spite of Babe Ruth…when you watch the Bears play the Packers, you are a part of history…most people disregard that game, but to die hard fans, it’s a window back in time…my grandpa used to drive all day to see the Bears play, stay over then drive all the way home to MI…it was a huge event back then
    @ heysoos:

    Yup, a Bears , Packers game screams football!


  72. Calo
    72 | August 12, 2013 9:45 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Thank you, haysoos. I rather like my cheese dip too.

    (Like I really cook anything. That’s what the hubby is for)


  73. coldwarrior
    73 | August 12, 2013 9:57 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    I get frustrated and shoot off my big mouth, not because I dislike anybody…politics is important but so is your cheese dip…
    Nothing like a good queso fundido.
    I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it.

    throws an 80 of lipitor over to osprey.


  74. heysoos
    74 | August 12, 2013 10:01 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Thank you, haysoos. I rather like my cheese dip too.
    (Like I really cook anything. That’s what the hubby is for)

    my daughter is a kitchen beast…she could easily be on TV…she’s into ancient family recipes…I come from a long line of cooks and bakers and she carries the torch…our 100+yr old ice cream recipe, cooked, then frozen, is to die for


  75. Calo
    75 | August 12, 2013 10:02 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    And, a baby aspirin too. In case he strokes out when you tell him he’s fond of food that’ll clog his pipes.


  76. heysoos
    76 | August 12, 2013 10:02 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    The Osprey wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    I get frustrated and shoot off my big mouth, not because I dislike anybody…politics is important but so is your cheese dip…
    Nothing like a good queso fundido.
    I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it.

    throws an 80 of lipitor over to osprey.

    can you mainline that stuff?…get back to me


  77. heysoos
    77 | August 12, 2013 10:04 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    And, a baby aspirin too. In case he strokes out when you tell him he’s fond of food that’ll clog his pipes.

    my baby aspirin is parked right beside the toilet paper…everyday yup


  78. coldwarrior
    78 | August 12, 2013 10:04 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    And, a baby aspirin too. In case he strokes out when you tell him he’s fond of food that’ll clog his pipes.

    i’ve seen enough up in the stoke unit…i take 325 every day and use aspirin for minor pains.


  79. coldwarrior
    79 | August 12, 2013 10:05 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    The Osprey wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    I get frustrated and shoot off my big mouth, not because I dislike anybody…politics is important but so is your cheese dip…
    Nothing like a good queso fundido.
    I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it.
    throws an 80 of lipitor over to osprey.

    can you mainline that stuff?…get back to me

    :lol:

    a lipitor drip!


  80. coldwarrior
    80 | August 12, 2013 10:05 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Calo wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    And, a baby aspirin too. In case he strokes out when you tell him he’s fond of food that’ll clog his pipes.

    my baby aspirin is parked right beside the toilet paper…everyday yup

    a wonder drug.


  81. Calo
    81 | August 12, 2013 10:07 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Food is love and I love being fed old, guarded family recipes.

    My other half has a passion for cooking his moms old Italian foods.
    I don’t. I just eat what he serves and clean up the dishes.

    If he wasn’t around to cook, I’d probably have a bowl of cereal or a sandwich for dinner.


  82. Calo
    82 | August 12, 2013 10:08 pm

    @ heysoos:
    TMI. Now I know where and what you are doing every morning.


  83. The Osprey
    83 | August 12, 2013 10:09 pm

    The Swiss clerk Oprah Winfrey accused of racially profiling the billionaire media mogul says the story Winfrey told the world is simply not true.

    I don’t know about you but if I was shopping in Switzerland I’d be looking at watches and guns, not handbags… :lol:


  84. heysoos
    84 | August 12, 2013 10:09 pm

    so we are all lip/asp junkies?…
    what does that mean I wonder?
    are tacos killing me?


  85. Calo
    85 | August 12, 2013 10:11 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    I just tweeted out that Oprah has “problems” shopping in the Progressive European nations.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/23/AR2005062302086.html


  86. RIX
    86 | August 12, 2013 10:12 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    so we are all lip/asp junkies?…
    what does that mean I wonder?
    are tacos killing me?

    Tacos are health food. I’m convinced.


  87. Calo
    87 | August 12, 2013 10:15 pm

    @ RIX:
    Absolutely: dairy, meat, veggies and carbs, rolled up in a veggie based hot sauce.

    A health food if you care to deconstruct it.


  88. RIX
    88 | August 12, 2013 10:15 pm

    Good night y’all.


  89. lobo91
    89 | August 12, 2013 10:15 pm

    @ RIX:

    So is green chile stew


  90. RIX
    90 | August 12, 2013 10:16 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    So is green chile stew

    And pizza.


  91. Calo
    91 | August 12, 2013 10:16 pm

    Night, Rix.


  92. Calo
    92 | August 12, 2013 10:19 pm

    @ RIX:
    Yep, cheese, meat and carbs over a veggie based sauce. Baked, not fried.

    What’s wrong with a well balanced pizza?


  93. heysoos
    93 | August 12, 2013 10:19 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:
    So is green chile stew

    green chili stew induces friendly dreams…so they say


  94. lobo91
    94 | August 12, 2013 10:25 pm

    If anyone is in need of 12 gauge buckshot rounds, Midway has a shipment of Winchester military surplus at $5.39 a box or $219.99 for a case of 250.

    This concludes tonight’s public service announcement.


  95. Calo
    95 | August 12, 2013 10:25 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Speaking of stew, why you gotta bring up politics again?


  96. The Osprey
    96 | August 12, 2013 10:29 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    I just tweeted out that Oprah has “problems” shopping in the Progressive European nations.

    “Oprah? I remember her,” said Uncle Hant reflectively. “Looks like five hundred pounds of bear liver in a plastic bag?”
    --Fred Reed “A Brass Pole In Bangkok: A Thing I Aspire To Be”


  97. Calo
    97 | August 12, 2013 10:35 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    Really, she screams racism every time she perceives a slight by European salespeople.

    Heh, elite Europeans don’t care for any Americans, especially new monied ones, despite their color.


  98. heysoos
    98 | August 12, 2013 10:36 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Yep, cheese, meat and carbs over a veggie based sauce. Baked, not fried.
    What’s wrong with a well balanced pizza?

    there is an older lady in my hood that sells nm chow out of a big ass trailer in a parking lot…just her, one meal at a time, been going to her for a few years…she has this long drawn out menu for walk up customers…but I pull up and sit in the shade and ask her to make me dinner, whatever she’s got…wow, she putters away, makes me wait and when I go home I open up these new mex feasts…stuff I never ate before, personal in a way, not what she makes for the masses…so I pay in weird numbers, like $10.36 and I ask her what’s 36 cents?…she yells at me and won’t take tips…so for ten bucks I get these world class meals and then she’s gone for weeks at a time…I love this town


  99. Calo
    99 | August 12, 2013 10:37 pm

    There, haysoos. I’m done. Minimal politics tonight.

    Food for thought or a coronary. Your choice.

    Good night.


  100. heysoos
    100 | August 12, 2013 10:40 pm

    Calo wrote:

    There, haysoos. I’m done. Minimal politics tonight.
    Food for thought or a coronary. Your choice.
    Good night.

    a good vibe…tek car mon


  101. heysoos
    101 | August 12, 2013 10:50 pm

    the Stones
    take a minute


  102. Calo
    102 | August 12, 2013 11:19 pm

    For ROL


  103. Bumr50
    103 | August 12, 2013 11:27 pm

    @ heysoos:

    That was pretty awesome.


  104. rain of lead
    104 | August 13, 2013 12:13 am

    @ Calo:

    hey sweetie
    if you’re still here
    I love the idea of a family reciepe thread
    from the simple to the complex
    I know the folks on this blog could bring it


  105. rain of lead
    105 | August 13, 2013 12:15 am

    @ Calo:

    and the soap opra (?) rolls on
    grins all around


  106. lobo91
    106 | August 13, 2013 12:17 am

    Wow…the Rockies finally found their offense.

    They’re up 14-1 going into the 9th against the Padres.


  107. rain of lead
    107 | August 13, 2013 12:18 am

    @ lobo91:

    wow
    that game needs a mercy killing ruling


  108. lobo91
    108 | August 13, 2013 12:21 am

    @ rain of lead:

    It’s done. 8 pitches in the top of the 9th.

    14-2 final score.

    That’s 4 in a row. They swept the Pirates, too.


  109. momcat
    109 | August 13, 2013 12:28 am

    Good evening all! Hope some of you get to see the shower of meteors .We have clouds and rain again.


  110. momcat
    110 | August 13, 2013 12:30 am

    Rain I like the new pic. Looks like our panther.


  111. rain of lead
    111 | August 13, 2013 12:30 am

    @ momcat:

    great post
    I think only lobo is still here though :(


  112. rain of lead
    112 | August 13, 2013 12:32 am

    @ momcat:

    :)
    that’s why I chose it
    it’s your early fall pic


  113. lobo91
    113 | August 13, 2013 12:34 am

    @ momcat:

    Same here. We’ve had rain every evening for the last 10 days or so.

    I hope it doesn’t rain on the 21st. I want to take Leia to the Sky Sox game. It’s the only “Bark in the Park” night they’re having this season.


  114. Calo
    114 | August 13, 2013 12:34 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Meh, I wish we had some rain down here.

    Momcat, nice to see you tonight. School is around he corner here, I suppose it’s the same up there.

    I really hate shopping the back to school lists with everyone else.


  115. rain of lead
    115 | August 13, 2013 12:37 am

    @ Calo:

    the girl started her first day today
    the shopping was done a week or so ago


  116. momcat
    116 | August 13, 2013 12:39 am

    @ Calo:
    Hello! School started today. The house is not the same without the young lady here. Starts way to early for me. They should not have to go back till after Labor Day.


  117. Calo
    117 | August 13, 2013 12:43 am

    @ momcat:
    I’m two weeks away from school here.

    Parking permits, SAT’s, grad stuff on the horizon. It all comes too fast.


  118. lobo91
    118 | August 13, 2013 12:44 am

    This is about 10 miles southwest of my house, over the weekend


  119. lobo91
    119 | August 13, 2013 12:46 am

    Raw video of the flood


  120. rain of lead
    120 | August 13, 2013 12:49 am

    @ lobo91:

    mother nature is a bitch for sure
    when it flooded Nashville in 2010 a rock quarry filled up


  121. rain of lead
    121 | August 13, 2013 12:51 am

    @ Calo:

    to fast indeed
    you will be a grandmother before you know it


  122. Calo
    122 | August 13, 2013 12:52 am

    @ lobo91:
    Guess it was a godsend that you were out of town and Leia was safely tucked away.


  123. lobo91
    123 | August 13, 2013 12:53 am

    @ Calo:

    If there was ever a flood at my house, it would be ark time.

    I’m on top of a hill, about 800 feet higher than Manitou Springs.


  124. Calo
    124 | August 13, 2013 12:53 am

    @ rain of lead:
    You are so kind.

    *SMACK*


  125. rain of lead
    125 | August 13, 2013 12:55 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    You are so kind.

    *SMACK*

    *owwwww*

    heh


  126. Bumr50
    126 | August 13, 2013 2:15 am

    Alan Rickman plays Ronald Reagan

    Just wrong.

    ht -- Breitbart


  127. 127 | August 13, 2013 5:36 am

    Good morning. Been a few months but I am posting pictures again.


  128. Guggi
    128 | August 13, 2013 6:39 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Really no different from the Left who want to celebrate diversity so long as that diversity isn’t white or Christian or straight.

    Not only white Christians but the “other” (the opressing force) is

    Especially important are its interest in those who from the point of view of the liberal humanist subject (white, male, heterosexual, and rational) constitute the ‘Other’-the collective of those excluded from the privileges accorded by that subject to itself (women, people of color, non-heterosexuals, children)-and its interest in the role of representations in the constitution of ‘Otherness’.

    (Hans Bertens, The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (London: Routledge, 1995),8)

    This is blimpish thinking at it’s best. Back to the pre-emancipation time when women and non-Whites where seen as inferior and treated like minors but now pampered with “special-rights” without duties and responsibilities.

    The only ones who have duties and responsibilities are white, gendernormative and rational males.

    Thanks to postmodernism I’m reduced as a woman to an irrational, children-like inferior subject with “special-rights”.


  129. 129 | August 13, 2013 7:58 am

    @ Guggi:

    I noticed that rational is a trait of “Otherness”! Might as well just come out and say that women, blacks, and homosexuals aren’t fit to make their own decisions. It is a very paternalistic creed they have going on there. Yet many people fall for it. We on the Right are considered to be “cold and unfeeling” because we expect people to behave like adults.


  130. Guggi
    130 | August 13, 2013 8:29 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Guggi:

    I noticed that rational is a trait of “Otherness”! Might as well just come out and say that women, blacks, and homosexuals aren’t fit to make their own decisions. It is a very paternalistic creed they have going on there. Yet many people fall for it. We on the Right are considered to be “cold and unfeeling” because we expect people to behave like adults.

    Postmodernism has replaced rationality with emotion and sentiment, deep thinking with masquerading, public weal with a rabid and narcistic individualism. Postmodernism is a blimpish philosophy throwing us back into pre-modern times (Middle Ages) but with additional “special rights” for those who are -- in their eyes -- inferior. But who will guarantee us those “special rights” if not the so called “opressors” (white, gendernormative, rational and male) ?
    What if they found their own group as opressed individuals since they bear all the responsibilities and duties and have to pay for it without the rights ?


  131. 131 | August 13, 2013 8:53 am

    Guggi wrote:

    What if they found their own group as opressed individuals since they bear all the responsibilities and duties and have to pay for it without the rights ?

    Good qestion. Taken as a part of the portion of humans world-wide whites are a minority, too. And an oppressed minority at that. Look at white’s positions in Africa, especially Zimbabwe. Why is it that their minority rights aren’t respected? No one bats an eye at the NAACP for their race-centric mission statement, but you know that a “National Association for the Advancement of Caucasion People” would get all kinds of pushback.


  132. Guggi
    132 | August 13, 2013 10:20 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Taken as a part of the portion of humans world-wide whites are a minority, too.

    White gendernormative males are even a minority in the U.S.A. and most (Western) countries generally.


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