Gibson's Grotto

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

"sorry" letter ;)

Got this from a friend. Now, the origin of it is questionable but I'm looking in to it. In the mean time, it's still a hell of a statement. Read on kids...
A Letter of Apology from Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired "For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue. On the one hand, right thinking Americans will harbor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day massacre. I humbly offer my opinion here: I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims (Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait, etc.). I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11. I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs. I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships. I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth, I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media. I am sorry that Yasir Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian "cause. I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians. I am sorry that the USA has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems. I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society, like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES). I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the "food for oil" money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered. I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death. I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in "paradise." I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other non-combatant civilians are legitimate targets. I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making. I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group. I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state. I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah. I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient "Holy Site." I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church — one of our Holy Sites. I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Bergand, Daniel Pearl, etc...etc, America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do. We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. We move on. That's one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology. Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like—so what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong! Sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured, we were trying to kill those same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated? Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burned among a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans. If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait! You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins! Chuck Pitman, Lt. Gen., US Marine Corps (Ret.) Semper Fi
I'm "SNOPING" this story to see if it's real. So's "incomplete"

Thursday, December 22, 2005

the latest...

Well, in the local paper there was an article on a Federal Judge who has decided (in a Dover, PA school board case) that intelligent design was nothing more than creationism repackaged, but it was NOT science nor should it be considered an alternative to evolution...
Guess the cult monkeys will have to come up with another way to try to sneak their mental trash past the school boards huh? oh well.
Then there was the story of a local man who used the "make my day" law to defend himself. However, there's a catch. This guy got in to it with someone and they came back WHILE HE WAS SLEEPING and proceeded to wail on him with brass knuckles. When he could regain himself he followed them outside and shot at one of the assailants while he was getting in his car (to get another weapon perhaps?). The man was killed (thank goodness) and naturally, the shooter is to blame. ya right.
The assailants darling sister (who was in on the beating by the way) says her brother was murdered. The guys only mistake was not having the sense to shoot her too, AND his buddies. "no witnesses" still works ya know.
I say this guy did a public service and shot this 19 year old punk who obviously thought we was above the law.
Cause of death: Stupidity compounded by "lead poisoning"
I hope more of these little bastards read this story and realized that before they play tough guy they'd better be prepared for that one person who's not going to take it lightly and perhaps do us all a favor by filling them full of holes before they can spawn.
It's almost xmas and soon the frantic attempts to appease people we don't even like will pass. Not soon enough for me, but it's one stop closer to Spring as far as I'm concerened :)


Saturday, December 17, 2005

holy sheep dip!

see, it's videos like THIS ONE that sometimes make me think twice about riding a bike. it's not the idea of getting in to an accident, it's the UNAWARE drivers (bikes and cars alike) that scare the piss out of me. I stopped riding for the season. Not because of the cold, but because the sand on the road from the snow removal. That's all I need is to come to a stop light and not be able to stop. OR WORSE! Stop at a light and have my leg pull out from under me from the sand while I'm still prone...I might (A) break my leg when the bike falls on me, or (B) pull my favorite man muscle or something.
Either way, it would suck big time.
In other news, the local paper here ran a story about "President Bush admits he was wrong". That was the headline, the rest of the story goes on about certain details he may have been mistaken in, but talk about a skewed headline.
Way to go Gazette.
Other than that, it's cold as a witches tit outside (I have a frame of reference for that by the way) and it's almost time for REAL winter to hit. Hope it passes quickly and painlessly.
And for all of you wondering (yea, I know you're loosing sleep over it) I haven't gotten my holiday shopping done yet. Unfortunately I get paid on 23 Dec. so I have little choice. I'll let you know how the trauma went when I get it done.

Have fun kids, and if you can't have fun...stay the hell away from the rest of us who still remember how ;)


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

weird drives

hi kids, check out THIS online article on weird USB drives. some looked rigged for the article, but they're still funny.
other than that, the holiday blues are setting in. just looking forward for it to all be over now. not sure why just yet.