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Saturday, April 19, 2003
 
Rod, I noticed that you have not been writing very much recently, whats with that?

 
Turns out the Frenchs Mustard Quote is not real, just a joke.

Friday, April 18, 2003
 
DRS is the company, and to see the counter, click on the "view web page" link found in the middle of this page on the left.

 
I found it on the web last night, I think it is true. Where is this counter that you speak of and what company is it?

 
Adam, is that a joke? Or is that serious?

Also, I think you would all find it interesting that I am currently working on a company that makes all kinds of equipement and weapons for the military. Maybe I will stop into the company store and pick up a bomb to use as a paper weight.

Rod, I noticed that the counter indicates that we are getting numerous visitors, and some even stick around and read what we have to say. I also noticed that the email address is not up yet... I am hoping to read what visitors have to say... maybe we can post some of our responses.. even stir up some debate.

Thursday, April 17, 2003
 
The makers of French's Mustard made the following recent statement: "We at the French's Company wish to put an end to statements that our product is manufactured in France. There is no relationship, nor has there ever been a relationship, between our mustard and the country of France. Indeed, our mustard is manufactured in Rochester, NY. The only thing we have in common is that we are both yellow."

 
P.S. This is rediculous. I'm totalyl homeschooling my children. Hopefulyl my future wife is ok with that. She will be.

and the "If she knows what's good for her" is implied.

 
What do you all think of the UN and France/Russia suddenly wanting a big part in rebuilding Iraq, and getting crontracts, and such? I can't say I am surprised, but I think it's pretty lame. They were all against the war in the beginning, but they now want to get a piece of the action now that it's over, and our country spent our own money to fight it? I don't think so. there is an intersting article from CNN that mentions the amount that France might lose if they get no contracts. I only skimmed it. here it is.

I just think we shoudl basically tell them that since they didn't help, they don't get to come to the party afterwards. Screw this, "one world" type garbage. We paid, so we get to rebuild, and get the oil contracts. Screw the rest of them. And now it's lunch time. Speaking of Philly, I really want a cheesesteak from Itallian Terrace Express right now.

Yum.

 
I knew people were screwed up but I heard about two court cases that made me laugh. One lady is sueing over a teacher's use of inie, minie, minee, moe in a game. She said that it singled out children and made them feel excluded. In another landmark lawsuit, a phone sex operator received a settlement from the company she works for. She claims that she developed carpial-tunnel syndrome due to work related injury. I never knew phone sex was a dangerous occupation.

Have fun in philly dink.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
 
I am being shipped off to Philly for a couple weeks, so if I do not talk to any of you in a while, that means I do not have internet access.... but don't be worried, I will be back

 
...and when their cleaning power is all used up, simply throw them away.

Guess there is nothing more to say, except that I am going to punch you guys in the genitals

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
 
Chirs just remember, when you are done with your monkey's just thrown them in the trash. No one knows where they come from but they can clean real well.

 
You and your damn monkeys.

 
Am I the only one who likes monkeys?

 
Ok, one editorial: $3.8 million?!

 
Rodney Kingis back again. Please note that I have refrained from adding any editorial content to this article, and am simply passing on the information. It's a huge struggle on my part, and I hope you all appreciate the effort.

 
I like monkeys

 
Pistol-Packin' Penn

Sean Penn's car, a black 1987 Buick Grand National, was stolen in broad daylight while the actor was having lunch.

The crime took place on a busy street a block away from UC Berkeley. Penn's vehicle was found in Richmond, nine miles from where it was stolen.

Interestingly, a couple of Penn's guns were missing as well. Yeah, that's right. This "peace" activist had a permit to keep an automatic and a revolver.

Inside the vehicle that was taken, Penn had a loaded 9mm Glock handgun and an unloaded .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.

The Left Coast Report wonders aloud ... hmm ... a Glock automatic and an S&W revolver? These anti-war pacifists sure seem to have good taste in firearms.


 
God help us all if THIS happens.

Monday, April 14, 2003
 
The first effects of the NY anti-smoking ban.

 
Here is a column written by Prof. Salim Mansur, a Muslim, who writes for the London Free Press and The Toronto Sun. This is a piece from the Free Press column from April 10, 2003.

In the spreading joy of freedom, despite the many losses that will be mourned, what we witness in Iraq as tyranny crumbled is no more unique than what other people have felt in other circumstances of similar kind.

Experts have made freedom into an abstraction, a subject for study with a proper dose of cynicism. This is why they also scorned an American president who showed no pretension of being an intellectual heavyweight, but who spoke of freedom for the Iraqi people and meant it in no uncertain terms.

And not surprisingly, "experts" are caught unprepared when people are willing to bear the costs of freedom and when the walls of prisons come tumbling down.


 
More news from our French allies,


LT. GREG HOLMES, a tactical intelligence officer with the Third Infantry Division, told NEWSWEEK that U.S. forces discovered 51 Roland-2 missiles, made by a partnership of French and German arms manufacturers, in two military compounds at Baghdad International Airport. One of the missiles he examined was labeled 05-11 KND 2002, which he took to mean that the missile was manufactured last year. The charred remains of a more modern Roland-3 launcher was found just down the road from the arms cache. According to a mortar specialist with the same unit, radios used by many Iraqi military trucks brandished MADE IN FRANCE labels and looked brand new. RPG night sights stamped with the number 2002 and French labels also turned up. And a new Nissan pickup truck driven by a surrendering Iraqi officer was manufactured in France as well.

U.S. soldiers who moved into one of Saddam’s sumptuous palaces found a treasure house of less-deadly French goodies. Sets of Baath Party-logo silverware were marked MADE IN FRANCE on the back. And the palace was littered with the French cigarette brands Gauloise and Gitane. There were even packages of white French underwear.

Political conservatives on Capitol Hill are already fuming at this new evidence of possible French perfidy, though French officials deny wrongdoing. A French Embassy spokeswoman insists that the Roland-2 missile was an old model which the manufacturer stopped making years ago, though she admits the Roland-3 is a newer model. She says the Chirac government’s position is that new goods from France found in Iraq were probably illegal deliveries that Saddam purchased on a marche parallel, or black market.


 
Well thats it, I'm cutting oil, wheat, and military out of my diet. As for the cows I eat and the car I drive, I can make no guarantees.

 
Oil, wheat, and rogue nation military training and support.

 
I heard about this. I would boycott Russian products, but I am sure I don't buy any already. What does russia export?

Sunday, April 13, 2003
 
This is from the UK Telegraph, and is almost too sick to be true.

Top secret documents obtained by The Telegraph in Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months leading up to the war, including intelligence on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders.

Moscow also provided Saddam with lists of assassins available for "hits" in the West and details of arms deals to neighbouring countries. The two countries also signed agreements to share intelligence, help each other to "obtain" visas for agents to go to other countries and to exchange information on the activities of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qa'eda leader.

The documents detailing the extent of the links between Russia and Saddam were obtained from the heavily bombed headquarters of the Iraqi intelligence service in Baghdad yesterday. ...

The documents, in Arabic, are mostly intelligence reports from anonymous agents and from the Iraqi embassy in Moscow. Tony Blair is referred to in a report dated March 5, 2002 and marked: "Subject - SECRET." In the letter, an Iraqi intelligence official explains that a Russian colleague had passed him details of a private conversation between Mr Blair and Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, at a meeting in Rome. The two had met for an annual summit on February 15, 2002, in Rome. ...

The list of assassins is referred to in a paper dated November 27, 2000. In it, an agent signing himself "SAB" says that the Russians have passed him a detailed list of killers. The letter does not describe any assignments that the assassins might be given but it indicates just how much Moscow was prepared to share with Baghdad. Another document, dated March 12, 2002, appears to confirm that Saddam had developed, or was developing nuclear weapons. The Russians warned Baghdad that if it refused to comply with the United Nations then that would give the United States "a cause to destroy any nuclear weapons".

A letter from the Iraqi embassy in Moscow shows that Russia kept Iraq informed about its arms deals with other countries in the Middle East. Correspondence, dated January 27, 2000, informed Baghdad that in 1999 Syria bought rockets from Russia in two separate batches valued at $65 million and $73 million. It also says that Egypt bought surface-to-air missiles from Russia and that Kuwait - Saddam's old enemy - wanted to buy Russian arms to the value of $1 billion. The Russians also informed Iraq that China had bought military aircraft from Russia and Israel at the end of 1999.

Moscow also passed on information of Russians who could help Iraqi politicians obtain visas to go to many Western countries.

The name of Osama bin Laden appears in a number of Russian reports. Several give details of his support for the rebels in Chechnya. They say bin Laden had built two training camps in Afghanistan, near the Iranian border, to train mujahideen fighters for Russia's rebel republic. The camps could each hold 300 fighters, who were all funded by bin Laden.