On this day in 1975, North Vietnamese troops entered the capital of South Vietnam and captured it, ending a 29-year civil war.
It is also a sad day for America, as our august Congress essentially abandoned the South Vietnamese to their fate by refusing to fund their efforts to fight off the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. We evacuated our diplomatic and military personnel left there after the 1973 withdrawal of our troops, and took along what Vietnamese civilians we could (hence the photo).
Those on the left would have you believe that Iraq is another Vietnam (as they did with Desert Storm): “because of Vietnam we’re no good, we’re evil, all Communists and Islamists are good, blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda.”
To which I say, BS!
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Congress: Don’t be too sure about that....
Back around February 16, Firefox passed the 25 million download mark. Now it’s going to hit 50 MILLION DOWNLOADS!!
What an amazing achievement for a product which is now threatening Internet Exploder’s dominance of the browser market. So if you haven’t already done yourself and your computer a favor, give Firefox a try! You won’t regret it!
UPDATE: The 50,000,000th DOWNLOAD took place at 0858 hours PDT today! Take THAT, Bill Gates!
Thursday, April 28, 2005
All fixed. Now the numbness has to wear off….
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Yeah, just got back from the dentist. I have two cavities in my two front teeth. At least I get to keep ‘em for Christmas.
That, and it ain’t no root canal either. Whew…..
Today the Airbus A380 completed its first successful flight in Frawnce. This is one HUGE plane…bigger than the 747!
It’s taken Airbus 11 years and $13 billion (and with a $1 billion cost overrun) to get to this point. Each 555-passenger, 600-ton double-decker superjumbo (and may I remind you that this is NOT a novel idea; Boeing once contemplated a double-decker 747 back in the early 70s) will cost $282 million each. So anyone who files on such an airplane will ultimately pick up the tab.
Airbus is betting there will be a higher demand for airlines to move large groups of passengers between major hubs (LAX, ORD, Heathrow). Boeing, on the other hand, thinks the key is moving passengers between smaller hubs (ATL to THF, for example) and that is why they are developing the 787 Dreamliner; they’ve just picked up Air Canada on its order list.
It will be an interesting battle to see which method of air passenger transport will prevail.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Looks like the Bush Administration may go to the UN Security Council after all to ask for a quarantine of North Korea to stop shipments of nuclear material to other countries. Two years of talks involving the US, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, and Russia have proven to be absolutely fruitless.
Time to go to the next step: park this aircraft carrier and a couple of Ohio-class subs off the shores of that despicable little Communist kingdom…one off each coast to cover all bets. Only question is: will the President consider this to be business or pleasure?
Chris Bouchard from the UK scored the 40-minute Fan Film…click here to download the soundtrack! The Macker Commands It!
I was wondering whether Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was going to get around to running for the leadership of the Likud Party. When Bibi was Prime Minister, things were quiet over there, compared to nowadays. While previous governments (Sharon and Ehud Barak) attempted to negotiate with Yasser Arafat, and especially after 9/11, Netanyahu alone saw the danger for exactly what it was. That is why Israel needs this man to lead them again!
But it looks like he’s about to make his move. Go for it, kick ass and take names later!
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Q. How many years have elapsed since the end of World War II?
Q. How many governments has Italy had since the end of World War II?
Si, and Signor Berlusconi has the dubious distinction of leading Government No. 60! I don’t know whether or not to laugh. Hey, at least he’s on our side.
Picture this: Your middle school kids are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance when all of a sudden, the voice on the PA says instead ”...one Nation under your belief system....”
Poor Vincent Pulciani tells his mother: “I just stood there, Mom. I didn’t even know what to do. We all just stood there and didn’t even finish it.”
Shortly afterward, the phones at Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, CO rang off the hook to ream Margo Lucero, the guidance counselor who changed the words to the Pledge. The principal apologized and sent a letter home with the students.
I tell you…no, wait, you already know, the left continues to assault our way of life. We must continue to stand up and put a stop to this BS.
Man, what the hell does John F’in Kerry continue to smoke? Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) introduces Shrillary at a rally in his home state. Two days later, Kerry approaches Dayton with “daggers in his eyes.”
And the reaction from Shrillary’s office? “Boys will be boys, even when they are senators.” Talk about smokin’ crack, that’s what! Please! Dems! Do! Continue!
Friday, April 22, 2005
This flash comes from Matt Drudge and flashes come and go very quickly…
USA Warns N Korea May Be Preparing Nuke Test
Fri Apr 22 2005 16:14:38 ET
The U.S. has quietly warned China that North Korea could be preparing for a nuclear-weapons test and asked the Chinese to urge Pyongyang to desist, according to a U.S. official.
In what the U.S. official characterized as an “emergency demarche,” or diplomatic communication, delivered to Beijing Thursday, Washington said that, in light of recent North Korean words and actions, a test could be in the works.
The WALL STREET JOURNAL reported Friday evening: The demarche also says that the U.S. believes the North Korean nuclear program is advanced enough that a test could come with little or no warning.
Another official said the U.S. test fears also were being conveyed to South Korea and Japan, in addition to Beijing. Christopher Hill, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, is scheduled to visit all three countries next week.
In addition, the U.S. official said that spy satellites have observed heightened activity at missile sites as well as “at various suspect sites” in North Korea where it is believed underground tests could be carried out. But the official acknowledged that it is difficult to divine the true intent of that activity.
Keep praying real hard that this does NOT come about.
So now, the wise powers that be at Sesame Workshop have decreed that Cookie Monster can only eat Cookies SOMETIMES.
WTF! This is yet another sign of political correctness run amok. Changing Cookie Monster’s reason for being (I won’t bother using the French phrase here, sorry!) is as bad as telling Swedish Chef he has to cook other stuff besides swedish meatballs.
Besides I don’t know what’s worse: this, or Ving Rhames playing Kojak. Don’t get me wrong, I like Ving Rhames as an actor (he’s quite funny sometimes, especially when he was doing the Radio Shack commercials)...but Kojak was Greek through and through. Who knows where it will end?
Thursday, April 21, 2005
And While I’m At It…
Not bad, considering I haven’t watched Star Trek on a regular basis for nearly 10 years! It’s gotten too politically correct, that’s why! And I stopped watching for the most part when TPTB couldn’t even get Tuvok’s blood the right color!
Are you done gasping for breath yet?
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