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February 28, 2005

Democrat vs Republican...Which Party Is More Racist ?

There is no media bias, just as there is no political agenda in Academia.
"Move along people, nothing to see here."

For the last 30 odd years it seems as if nothing and I mean NOTHING the Republican party did was good enough to pass muster for those sitting in Judgement.

The media, the academics, the ELITES could not or, more precisely, would not admit to all of the outstanding contributions the Republican party has brought to this nation since its inception on March 20, 1854.

The media, the academics the elites and even Michael Moore would have Americans believe that Republicans are racists and the Democratic party is an all embracing, all inclusive, Rainbow Coalition of loving, compassionate and self sacraficing do gooders.

But wait....

IS the Republican party a party of racists ?
IS the Democratic party a party of decent, upstanding idealism ?
As a patriotic voter I want to know the truth because I want to do what`s best for my fellow man and my country. I want to vote for decent and upstanding representitives.

I want my Congressman, Senator and President to do what is best for my country and ALL the people in it and as a Republican I want to know if I`m in a party of racists.
If so I need to jump ship.
So let`s see, shall we ?

How was it started, and why?

"To stop the Democrats' pro-slavery agenda, anti-slavery activists founded the Republican party, starting with a few dozen men and women in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854," the calendar notes. "Democratic opposition to Republican efforts to protect the civil rights of all Americans lasted not only throughout Reconstruction, but well into the 20th century. In the south, those Democrats who most bitterly opposed equality for blacks founded the Ku Klux Klan, which operated as the party's terrorist wing."

But....But....Wait a minute.

According to the media and academia, aren`t we supposed to be the ones running around in sheets lynching blacks?
I smell a rat.
We can`t have two racially sensitive parties, not with our history. One of them is lying. Which one?

Here`s some Republican racism for you:

May 22, 1856: Two years after the Grand Old party's birth, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R., Mass.) rose to decry pro-slavery Democrats. Congressman Preston Brooks (D., S.C.) responded by grabbing a stick and beating Sumner unconscious in the Senate chamber. Disabled, Sumner could not resume his duties for three years.

In 1865, Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78 percent of House members voted: "No."

In 1866, 94 percent of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every congressional Democrat voted: "No."

July 30, 1866: New Orleans's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

September 28, 1868: Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor.

October 7, 1868: Republicans criticized Democrats' national slogan: "This is a white man's country: Let white men rule."

February 28, 1871: The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal protection.

April 20, 1871: The GOP Congress adopted the Ku Klux Klan Act, banning the pro-Democrat domestic terrorist group.

September 14, 1874: Racist white Democrats stormed Louisiana's statehouse to oust GOP Governor William Kellogg's racially integrated administration; 27 are killed.

February 8, 1894: Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the GOP's Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.

January 26, 1922: The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.

May 6, 1960: Eisenhower signs the GOP's 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.

It`s beginning to appear that Republicans were the trend setters in Civil Rights.
All this time we`ve been told the opposite.
Maybe the "We report. You decide", and "All the news that`s fit to print" people should Decide to Print some of that.

It`s amazing that the Democratic party, the media and those who teach your children would have the gall to call my party racist. They`re sucessfull only because of their collaboration and the fact that, up until now, it was too tedious to fact check them.

Those days are over.
To call Colin Powell and Condi Rice "Tokens" is inexcusable and hypocritical.
What "firsts for blacks" can the Democratic party boast before 1964?

Can they beat this:

Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican.

America's first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina's Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi's Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870.

On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart "P.B.S." Pinchback became America's first black governor.

America's first black Collector of Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

GOP presidents Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force's and Army's first black four-star generals.

November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

President Reagan named Colin Powell America's first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

President G.W. Bush named Condoleezza Rice America's first black female NSC chief, then our second (consecutive) black secretary of State.

Tokens you say?
Mr. journalist, Mr. College Professor, Mr. Democratic shill, can you do better?

Why is Condoleezza Rice a Republican? In her own words:

"The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire," Rice has said. "He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I."

The Civil Rights Act of was the culmination of 106 years of Republican efforts, not Democrat, and it was an uphill battle all the way.

The Democratic party embraced the Civil Rights movement, not out of compassion or tolorence of blacks, but because they saw the writing on the wall.They knew that passage of the Civil Rights Act was inevitable and they realized that there was going to be a new and powerful voting block.
They knew that most blacks from that time were uneducated, uninformed and naive so they changed tactics.
In an effort to win over this new and powerful voting block the Democrats started embracing the cause.
They started pointing to "this" bill or "that" legislation" that they voted on in order to show they were with blacks all along.
Ignoring the fact that in the beginning of the Civil Rights era, most bills before Congress were Republican sponsored.
In a Media and propaganda Blitz they stole the Republican thunder, but the facts are there. History doesn`t lie despite attempts to alter the facts.

I know what party is responsible for Civil Rights for ALL Americans.

Read the article HERE.

After you read it you will know who`s responsible too.

So Mr.Democrat, Mr.Uninformed Liberal, Mr. Media Person or Mr. I Hate Bush, Hippy, don`t you dare call me a racist to my face just because I`m a Republican. You won`t like the consequences.

Who`s racist?

Thanks to Valerie at E-Nough for the heads up.

- Joatmoaf -

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February 25, 2005

Internet Rumors

Have you heard any internet rumors recently, totally baseless and unsubstantiated?
If not, go here and read some, and if you have, then go here and post it.

I did not know that "...that the answers to life's questions can be found at the bottom of a whiskey bottle. Still verifying."

Interesting stuff.

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February 23, 2005

On This Day

February 23, 1945

U.S. Marines Raise U.S. flag over Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima.


Semper Fi

For many more photos and videos of this historic event go here.

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February 22, 2005

Safety First...Sometimes


A woman driver. Need I say more?


This picture leaves me speechless. Where`s OSHA when you need them?


On this pic you would think that the guys home made support system was bad enough, until you notice that he`s welding the gas tank.


Never mind that this guy is drilling on an alunimum ladder, in a pool of water with 110 volts AC live voltage dangling over the water, at least he has his safety goggles on.


FYI: For those of you who never knew before, and those of you who wondered, tanks don`t float.


This had to have hurt


But not as much as this


What are you running from?


Could it be this?

One more for the road.

Did this next guy lose his job?

Was he at least reprimanded?

Did he ever get his spinchter to un-clench?

Inquiring minds want to know.


I would refuse to work within 5 miles of whoever did this.

Safety First...Sometimes.

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February 21, 2005

Navy Honors Sailor For Emergency Surgery

The military isn`t famous for being prompt or up to date in their records department but it seems they never forget either.
The massive wheels of governmental buraucracy may grind slowly, but they are methodical and persistant.
So it`s nice to hear about them finally giving credit where it`s due, even if it is 60 years after the fact.

From a story here.

More than 60 years ago, Wheeler Lipes performed a successful emergency appendectomy in a submarine 120 feet below the Pacific Ocean - an act that has finally earned him a medal from the Navy.

Lipes, then 23, relied on makeshift instruments - bent spoons for retractors and alcohol from torpedoes for sterilization. He and an assistant wore pajamas rather than operating room gowns.

Though a news report on Wheeler Lipes' feat aboard the USS Seadragon amid World War II won a Pulitzer Prize and prompted the Navy to make a movie about his actions, Lipes was never honored. Until Sunday.

"Personally, I'm not overwhelmed with awards, but I think it was important they present the medal because it helps to bring about some closure of things that fall through the cracks," he said.

Lipes, now 84, was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. He said past efforts to award him the medal failed because officials believed a statute of limitations had passed.

But Lipes said his patient was the courageous one.

"I always thought he was the guy who had the courage," Lipes said. "I've asked myself, 'Would I have gotten up on that table and let someone do the same thing to me?' He was one of the most courageous people I've ever met."

The surgical environment was less than ideal: The patient, Darrel Dean Rector, was too tall to lay on the makeshift operating table, so a nearby cabinet was opened and Lipes put the patient's feet in the drawer.

The table was bolted to the floor, so Lipes had to stand with his knees bent throughout the operation. After nearly two hours, Lipes removed a swollen 5-inch appendix that had several inches of blackened tissue.

Arthur Killam, 84, who served aboard the Seadragon with Lipes, said the young pharmacists' mate never wavered during the emergency surgery in 1942.

Lipes "said he'd seen an appendectomy one time so he told the skipper that he could do it. He went right after it," said Killam, who attended the medal ceremony. Killam and Lipes reconnected a few weeks ago for the first time since the war.

Rector was back on duty in 13 days. He died two years later aboard a different submarine, the USS Tang, when the Tang fired a torpedo that circled back and struck the vessel.

Reporter George Weller of the now-defunct Chicago Daily News wrote about Lipes' undersea surgery and won a Pulitzer Prize. Several motion pictures also portrayed the feat, including one titled "The Pharmacist's Mate," produced by the Navy.

Lipes said about 100 people attended Sunday's medal ceremony.

"It was spectacular," he said, describing the ceremony in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "The Navy certainly made up for the 63 years of delay in the medal."

Lipes received the award after Jan Herman, historian of the Navy Medical Department, began looking into his case.

"I found that he had never gotten any kind of recognition from the Navy," Herman told The Daily News of Jacksonville, N.C. Herman interviewed and videotaped Lipes several times for the Navy.

The surgery wasn't Lipes' only harrowing experience. He escaped death early in the war when the submarine USS Sealion was hit by two Japanese bombs. He still has scars from that attack.

Lipes, who is battling pancreatic cancer, retired to North Carolina in 2002 after a long career as a hospital administrator. He said he was cheered by Sunday's ceremony.

"I certainly was privileged and honored to be the subject of that presentation," he said.

We`re priveleged to have you on our side Mr. Lipes. Well done.

In other Navy related news.

Retired U.S. Navy Captain Roy Holland Gallemore passed away at his home in Bartow, Fla. on Monday (last)

Commissioned an ensign on June 19, 1942, he followed in his fathers footsteps, Capt. Roy T. Gallemore, who also spent his career as a submarine officer. His brother and wifes brother were also submarine officers.
In WWII he served as gunnery officer on the USS Cony, which participated in the Soloman Island Campaigns, and served as gunnery officer on the USS Sea Poacher during four submarine war patrols.

From Oct.1951 to June 1953, he served as XO aboard the USS Sea Fox and CO of USS Scabbardfish.

Gallemore was awarded a second Legion of Merit during a 16 month tour as Commodore of Submarine Flotilla 1, based in San Diego, which comprised of 2 submarine tenders, 16 submarines, Sea Lab II and the White Sands, which housed the bathyscaph Trieste, which descended 7 miles into the Marianas Trench.
He recieved a third Legion of Merit upon his retirement.

In addition to the Legion of Merit with stars for second and third awards, Gallemore wore the American Defense Service medal with Fleet Clasp, American Area campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater medal with five stars, World War II Victory medal, National Defense medal (second award), Korean Service medal, United Nations Service medal, and Submarine Combat insignia for war patrols during World War II.

Fair Winds and Following Seas.

I am constantly amazed when I learn a little more about these men and women from The Greatest Generation.

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February 20, 2005

Marine Corps Math

The Korean War, in which the Marine Corps fought and won some of its most brutal battles, was not without its gallows humor. During one such conflict a ROK (Republic of Korea) commander, whose unit was fighting along with the Marines, called the legendary Marine, Chesty Puller, to report a major Chinese attack in his sector.
"How many Chinese are attacking you?" asked Puller.
"Many, many Chinese!" replied the excited Korean officer.
Puller asked for another count and got the same answer" "Many, many Chinese!"
"*$#%# Dammit!" swore Puller, "Put my Marine liaison officer on the radio."

In a minute, an American voice came over the air: "Yes sir?"
"Lieutenant," growled Chesty, "exactly how many Chinese you got up there?"
"Colonel, we got a whole s**tload of Chinese up here!"

"Thank God." exclaimed Puller, "At least there's someone up there who knows how to count!"

It makes complete sense to me, because I count like that myself sometimes.

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February 19, 2005

Losing The Electron

Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. "Wow, what a rotten day", says the
first. "And to top it off, I lost my electron, and I really, really need a
"Are you sure of that?" asked the second hydrogen atom. "I'm
positive!" said the first.

And to underline his point, he then spit out a beta particle and a
neutrino. "Hey, bartender, how much is a beer in this joint?" he said.
"For you, no charge."

What can I say? I like bad jokes and puns.

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February 16, 2005

Around The Web...

From my friends at Schadenfreude I learned that the tables have turned on terrorists who think who think they`ll have it easy if they get caught.

Not so under the new Mosul Police Chief: "Because of their confessions and the disgusting things they did, we have reached our limit," said the Mosul police chief, Ahmed al-Jaburi. "There is no more patience."

The terrorists can no longer hide behind the skirts of such non-entities as the U.S. media, the UN, Human Rights Watch or those nasty Phrench.
So a little frat party and Pyramid Scheme at Abu Ghraib is torture you say? OK we'll just let the locals do the "interogating".

After the "questioning" the terrorists can thank all those people who say things like this:

"The people of Iraq were promised something better than this after the government of Saddam Hussein fell."

Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division

Yes they were Sarah Leah, and since you insist on trying to stop our military personel from doing what needs to be done in Iraq in order to make things better, we`ll just let the Iraqis do it themselves.
I`m sure they`ll be much nicer in their interogation techniques than we are.
After all, they learned how to question people nicely under Saddam, and we all know what a sweetheart he is.
Read a better version of The Tables Have Turned and follow the links.

While you`re there check out this sticker.
I have GOT to have one.

From Rebecca McKinnon's site I learned that The Committee To Protect Bloggers has declared February 22nd as Free Mojtaba and Arash Day.

The 2 are Iranian bloggers who were arrested for trying to speak the truth.
Go over there, read the post and follow the links Here.

Popular Mechenics does an outstanding job of completely debunking the 9/11 conspiracy theory. Very thorough.

People have often rarely asked me what kind of music I like. I don`t listen to the radio. I don`t like country, rap or hip hop.
I do like 70s Rock and Roll, Metal and Punk, but my favorite by far, is this band.

I have almost all of their CDs including the acousticals, except one.

To hear 37 seconds of each song on the CD I`m going to order click Tourniquet. The second one down "Where Moth And Dust Destroy" is the one.
Click a title to play part of a song.
Before you ask, yes, I actually like that music. I love it in fact. What`s not to like?
Hard, fast, Heavy Metal being played by professionals, with just the right amount of classical overtones to make this band the best I`ve seen or heard anywhere, and I`ve seen a LOT of bands.

Anyway, that`s the kind of taste I have in music, in case you were wondering.

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February 14, 2005

Child Rapist Marries Victim

Mary Kay Letourneau is set to marry her kiddie rape victim, Vili Fualaau soon. They`ve set a date and are ready to make it "legal."

Rumors indicate that Ms. Letourneau has recently been job seeking.
Principles and administrators at local area Jr. High and Middle Schools have confirmed that Ms. Latourneau has submitted resumes and they have expressed an intrest in hiring her.

One teacher, Mrs. Tingle, has stated, "We need teachers like Mary Kay. With her brand of teaching we can keep the boys off the streets and in the homes. It`s all about Discipline. We need strong women to take charge of these un-ruley boys and Mary Kay has shown a determaination and willingness to sacrafice, and is always eager to take one for the team."

Story here.

I`m not against May - December romances, not at all, but what she did with a twelve year old boy, not once but TWICE was illegal.
She spent 6 months in jail the first time, 7 1/2 years the second.

She should still be spending time for her first conviction.

Do you really have to wonder what would have happened if it were a 34 year old man having a sexual relationship with a 12 year old girl?
How long do you think he would have to spend in prison before he even went up for parole?
Would it really have mattered if the girl lived in a dysfunctional home.

The legal system, if it ain`t broke don`t fix it.
It seems to be broke to me.

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Girl-Off '05

For the viewing pleasure of those who still come here (all 2 of you) I Love Jet Noise would like to direct your attention to an Eye Candy competition going on between Emma and Beaker.

The winners will be judged by the LCs at Mishas.

Join the fun, and remember...End Womens Sufferage!!!

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