As you can obviously tell (providing you’ve visited before), I’ve change the look of this site. I couldn’t deal with the shitty display in Internet Explorer any longer. The navigation menu on the right would get pushed all the way to the bottom of the page under the previous theme. This new theme (Phoenixtheme) looks much better in IE than the Oxymod theme did. There’s a few items that don’t look exactly right in IE, but nothing anybody would really notice. Mostly just differences in spacing in some areas of the page.
Lots of things have been happening for me lately. Work is absolutely crazy. I figured things would start slowing down right about now, I think I “figured” too soon. It seems like we’re always getting something new to setup that will suck up about 2 months of time. That’s a good thing though.
Ashley and I got a new vehicle. We got a 2004 Buick Rainier CXL AWD from a local dealership. We’ve had it for a week now and I really like it so far. It’s got a very nice sound system by default and rides extremely nice. We’ll get to see how it handles in the snow tomorrow it sounds like. The weather guys around here are predicting about 9 inches or so.
I also bought a real system for the Rainier. The “real system” being a 1000 watt JL Audio amp and 1 12″ MTX Thunder 9500. Both were previously owned by a friend, that setup was almost too loud to listen to when he had it in his Focus. I’ll hopefully get all that installed this weekend.
Oh, and I’ll hopefully be blogging more now. Performancing for Firefox should make it much easier no matter where I’m located. There’s been so many interesting stories I’ve wanted to blog lately but haven’t had a chance. ie: Cheney Hunting, Cartoons in Holland, New Abu Ghraib pics, and of course, Saddam acting all freaky at trial. Good mother fuckin times!
After watching that interview, I can safely say that Ramsey Clark believes every word Saddam says. Whatever Saddam says, Ramsey Clark takes it as fact. He’s more of a puppet than I thought he was. There was some undisputable senility in Ramsey’s talking too, poor old fella. I’d think one would need to be senile, at the very least, to defend Saddam though, so it makes sense.
Ramsey is a little too worried about Saddam’s civil rights. Saddam doesn’t have civil rights anymore. It’s a known fact that he’s had a hand in murdering at the very least hundreds of people. I know he’s got basic civil rights, but those shouldn’t even be granted to him. Money shouldn’t be wasted on a trial. All that’s required is a bullet, I’ll fuckin buy it. Shit, I’ll buy a whole clip.
NewsBusters has some of the interview in text. The Political Teen has the video of the interview. The NewsBusters video seems to be pointing to a bunch of Google AdSense ads right now…
Also, Greg at The Political Pit Bull thinks he might be too young to fully understand the evils perpetrated by Saddam. He’s got a link to an article by Cliff May that sheds some light for we young bucks.
Jihad Watch has named Ramsey Clark as “The American Dhimmi of the Year 2005.” A very well deserved title for Mr. Clark.
H/T to Jay over at Stop the ACLU for the good word early this morning. Too bad I’m a lazy ass, posting 13 hours after the fact. We (errr, I) should for sure be back into the swing of things by tomorrow around here.
Ramsey Clark, the guy that defended ole Slobodan Milosevic, AKA “Sloppy-Joe Missle-Bitch”, will be seated next to Saddam Hussein through the rest of his trial. That is, assuming he doesn’t get whacked, which wouldn’t be all bad. From the BBC:
Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark, an outspoken critic of the trial, was seated alongside the defence team.
Mr Clark, 77, who flew in from the Jordanian capital Amman on Sunday, said he wanted to protect Saddam Hussein’s rights.
“A fair trial in this case is absolutely imperative for historical truth,” he told Reuters news agency.
The left-wing activist, who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson, has previously described the special tribunal as a creation of the US military occupation.
What the fuck Clark? Saddam murdered thousands of people, and you want to make sure his rights, of all peoples, aren’t violated. I think Ramsey Clark just qualified himself for the “Douche Bag of the Year – 2006” award. Clark shouldn’t be allowed back into the U.S. He’s a freakin “enemy combatant” as far as I can tell. Jay has some to add:
Mr. Clark doesn’t have that great of a success record, but he has a long history as an international lawyer practicing his favorite pastime, America bashing, and defending America’s enemies. In 1985, the former Chairman of the National Advisory Counsel of the ACLU, filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against his own country while defending Libya’s dictator, Qadaffi. In 1980, in the midst of the Iranian Hostage Crisis Ramsey flew to Tehran not to help the US hostages but to take part in a “Crimes in America” symposium.
Stephen Dupont, an Australian photojournalist, snapped some photos of American soldiers burning the bodies of some Taliban terrorists. Throughout the media, this is being portrayed as evidence of American atrocities in the middle east. Apparently, Mr. Dupont says it was clear the bodies were being burned for sanitary reasons.
I don’t know how I’ve missed this bit of news over the last week, there’s people blogging it all freakin over the place. Almost too much information for me to sort out right now. Anyway, the media is being blamed for spinning this story at least 180 degrees. There’s reports that people within the U.S. military psy-ops divisions burned the bodies in an attempt to lure out other Taliban fighters. There seems to be debate going on as to wether or not burning the bodies for psy-ops purposes was “ethical” I guess.
I really hope that’s not what all the fuss is really about. It’s one of the most effective forms of psy-ops. Saddam used it, the Taliban uses it. When Saddam was into chopping off womens heads, he’d have their heads placed on poles outside their homes for everyone to see. In turn sending the message that your head could be on a pole should you go against his regime.
And remember when the those American contractors were hung from the bridge in Fallujah? Yet another classic example of psy-ops, only it’s not being used by U.S. troops, so it’s OK. That’s basically what this all boils down to I think. It’s OK for everyone else to employ every tactic possible, but when the U.S. does it, it’s evil and we must be taught a lesson.
And that just brings us back to the fundamental problems with Islam and the MSM’s willingness to tear down the United States. Both of which are deep rooted problems that can’t be dealt with without taking extreme actions.
An attorney representing Awad Hamed al-Bandar, a co-defendant in Saddam’s trial, was kidnapped yesterday and turned up dead today. Probably an effort to put a stop to the trial or something. Could also be some extremists taking justice into their own hands. Could be about anything.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A defense lawyer in
Saddam Hussein’s mass murder trial has been found dead, his body dumped near a Baghdad mosque with two gunshots to the head, police and a top lawyers union official said Friday.
In other violence, four U.S. service members were killed in two attacks Thursday, the U.S. military said. Three Marines died when a bomb hit their patrol in the village of Nasser wa Salam, 25 miles west of Baghdad, and other American troops clashed with gunmen, killing two insurgents and capturing four, the military said.