Archive for: February 2008

February 28, 2008

A True Prince

Filed under: Afghanistan,Military,Traditions,UK — Dennis @ 3:39 pm

Great BritainAnd some people wonder how I can be a monarchist…

Well, this ought to shut up the naysayers (a few of ’em, anyway). HRH Prince Henry of Wales (aka Prince Harry) may not have made it to Iraq like he was hoping to, but he sure as hell managed to get his ass in the grass in Afghanistan! And damned good for him, too. An Aussie mag, a German paper and Drudge sprung the story a while ago, and Britain’s Defence Ministry confirmed it today.

From Drudge:

They’re calling him “Harry the Hero!”

British Royal Prince Harry has been fighting in Afghanistan since late December — and has been directly involved in gun battle, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The prince, a junior officer in the Blues and Royals, and third in line to the throne, has been a “magnificent soldier” and an “inspiration to all of Briton.”

Prince Harry is taking part in a new offensive against the Taliban.

Prince Harry patrols the Afghan town of Garmisir on Jan. 2.The Ministry Of What You Should Think has more:

“His conduct on operations in Afghanistan has been exemplary,” said the head of the British army, Gen. Richard Dannatt. “He has been fully involved in operations and has run the same risks as everyone else in his battle group.”

In an interview from Afghanistan that was made public Thursday, Harry told the BBC the deployment is “massively important” and a “turning point” in his life.

“It’s very nice to be sort of a normal person for once. I think it’s about as normal as I’m going to get,” he said, adding that he doesn’t miss anything from home, even alcohol. The prince often made headlines for his partying.


Harry has often complained he would quit the armed forces unless he is allowed to fight alongside his colleagues. When he graduated from military college in 2006, Harry told an interviewer he wasn’t going to put himself through military school “and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.”

After his deployment to Iraq was canned, about a dozen defence officials quietly hatched a plan to send the prince to Afghanistan, CBC correspondent Adrienne Arsenault said.

A handful of journalists were invited to observe Harry on the battlefield under the agreement they would not report the information until the deployment had ended. The news blackout was intended to reduce the risk to the prince and his regiment.

Prince Harry on patrol in the deserted town of Garmisir, Afghanistan.CNN gets in on the act, too:

He was deployed 10 weeks ago and his fellow soldiers were sworn to secrecy.

The prince’s status is currently being reviewed, the Ministry of Defense said.

Harry is third in line to the British throne and serves with the Blues and Royals

His main role has been as a member of a group called Joint Tactical Air Control, or JTAC.

“As far as I’m concerned I’m out here as a normal JTAC on the ground and not as Prince Harry” he said.

In a recent interview with CNN correspondent Paula Newton, Prince Harry said, “At the end of the day I like to sort of be a normal person, and for once I think this is about as normal as I’m ever going to get.”

And in a pre-deployment interview with the British Press Association, he said: “If I’m wanted, if I’m needed, then I will serve my country as I signed up to do.”

The head of the British Army, Chief of the General Staff Sir Richard Dannatt, said Harry’s deployment had been kept secret after striking an agreement with the media.

British and international media — including CNN — had agreed not to report Harry’s deployment because of security concerns for him and his unit. The military confirmed the operation after a U.S. Web site broke the news blackout.

Dannatt said: “What the last two months have shown is that it is perfectly possible for Prince Harry to be employed just the same as other Army officers of his rank and experience.

All I can say is: Damned fine job, lad! God bless you, and come home in one piece.

Whaddaya Mean, “Risk?”

Filed under: Canada,ELECTION??,Government,Grits,Politics,Video — Dennis @ 1:20 pm

Government du CanadaThis is rich. It seems that the Freeps has gotten it into their collective melons that the “Liberals risk [a] reputation for inaction.”

Well, DUH! Welcome to the party, boys and girls; what the hell took you so long? After all, it’s not like this has ever been heard before now, is it? 🙄 Hell, even Jumpin’ Jack Jerkweed®™ and his No Damned Principles® bunch have figured out what the rest of the country has known for months: If balls were muscle, Dion and the HypoGrits couldn’t knock a hole in the wind with a fistful o’ hammers…

Answering a budget question in the House of Commons, for instance, Harper said, “When (Dion) comes and makes ferocious attacks on a budget that he has every intention of allowing to pass, he simply has no credibility.”

Meanwhile, NDP deputy leader Thomas Mulcair said: “Mr. Dion is just going to sit on his hands once again. They have no credibility. They’ve got an extraordinarily weak leader, indecisive.”

No shit, Sherlock? Figure that out all by yourself, did you? Michael Den Tandt made he observation in the Edmonton Sun just a few days ago that “this PM struggles with ‘nice.’ He’d much rather drag the Liberal leader onto the parliamentary lawn and give him noogies until he cries.” (Best line I’ve read in weeks, BTW) Well, I think we’re a little past noogies at this point. Way past it. Everybody keeps saying that HMPM Harper is drooling for an election, that he wants to score a majority.

I disagree.

Why the hell would Steve want to trigger an election to get a majority government? He already has a majority government. Because Stephane is Steve’s little bitch.

Who needs an election? Steve can just keep on cruising until the mandate runs out, and hand Dion’s ass to him then. Why hurry?

And hey, while we’re at it (since everybody else has been posting this, and since it really is that damned funny):

February 14, 2008

Screw The Day

Filed under: Rants — Dennis @ 11:15 am

February 7, 2008

Time To Either Put Up…

Filed under: Afghanistan,Canada,CPC,Crime & Punishment,ELECTION??,Grits — Dennis @ 1:48 am

No more Mr Nice Guy…or else STFU, already!

There are some days when I almost feel sorry for ol’ Stephanie Dion.

Okay, you caught me; I can’t say that with a straight face. The fact of the matter is that I never feel sorry for citoyen Dion, mainly because most of the crap he finds himself in is usually of his own creation. And, as of today, it’s really official: Dion is up to his ankles in shit, but he’s in head-first

The minority Conservative government has turned up the heat, announcing it will introduce a motion by Friday on extending the mission, with a vote on the matter in late March.

The move appears designed to ensure one of two outcomes this spring: parliamentary approval to extend the mission indefinitely, or a federal election on the issue.

But Liberal Leader Stephen Dion isn’t budging on his position that the combat component of the mission must end on schedule next February, with Canadian troops remaining in Afghanistan to help with reconstruction and training of Afghan security forces.

He emerged from a caucus meeting Wednesday saying he’s not afraid of an election and it’s up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to compromise.

“I’m never afraid of anything,” Dion said when asked if he’s prepared to trigger an election over the issue.

Well, pardon us all to hell Steffy, if none of us are impressed. We’ve heard all this before, you see: Dion huffs and puffs and threatens to blow Steve’s house down and then, when the crunch time rolls around, the HypoGrits in the House vote with their arses. Every time.

Utter BullshitDion said the Liberals will offer amendments to the government motion, to bring it in line with the Grit position.

I wouldn’t bet the farm on that, Steffy. In case you hadn’t noticed, this is one government (minority or not) that takes a pretty damned dim view of having legislation watered down to uselessness, and Afghanistan is something that HMPM Harper is dead serious about. The Tory ducks are pretty much in a row over this issue. Grits have been all over the map.

But this isn’t the only kick in the nuts that Dion’s lined up for, is it? Nope, it’s not…

The Tories are stepping up their fight to pass their omnibus crime bill.

Bill C-2, the Tackling Violent Crime Act, which consists of five bills dealing with violent crimes, dangerous offenders, and the age of sexual consent, passed the House of Commons in late November, just before a Christmas break that ended in late January. Now, the Conservatives say they may make the proposed act a confidence matter if the Liberal-controlled Senate doesn’t pass the bill this month.

“When it comes to protecting children, when it comes to mandatory jail terms for people who commit crimes with firearms, when it comes to labeling people as dangerous offenders … we have legislation that will accomplish that and the Senate appears to be holding it up,” Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day told CTV Newsnet’s Mike Duffy Live.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told the Senate committee on legal affairs that it should pass the bill in February. If that doesn’t happen, he said he would tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the bill is a confidence measure and let him deal with it appropriately.

“We say to Liberal senators, and we say to (Liberal Leader) Stephane Dion, tell your Liberal colleagues to push this through,” said Day.

In other words: you’re not running the government anymore! So knock off this pissant screwing around, do the right thing, and get the damned legislation passed! If you don’t, we’ll damned well ram it up your sorry collective asses… and John Q. Canuck’ll help us do it.

So go ahead and get yourself a stiffy, Steffy. Give us an election. PLEASE. Either way, your bullshit stalling is running out of wiggle room.

February 1, 2008

Why I Like The General

Why, yes, I AM PISSED OFF…  how can you tell?Canada’s foremost chickenshit, Taliban Jack!â„¢ was at it again lately. For those of you who’ve been under a rock (or smoking some liberal-approved crap) for the last couple of days, Jumpin’ Jack Jerkweed was wringing his hands and running up the white flag on our mission in Afghanistan faster than you can say “who gives a rat’s ass about duty, morality or any of that other shit, when I can milk the coward vote in the next election:”

Utter Bullshit“It’s an endless mission. There’s no end in sight. We say it’s a dead end,” Layton told reporters Thursday.

“No one has laid out, anywhere, that it’s possible to ultimately win a war in this region.

“No one. And historical experience shows that it’s been impossible — whether it be Alexander the Great, the British in the 19th century, or the Russians in the 20th century.

“We’re saying let’s recognize these historical realities.”

Will somebody… PLEASE… kick this asshole in the balls for me?

What the hell am I thinking? Balls?? On this weaselshit little prick??? Dennis, lad, give your head a goddamned shake. Not to mention the fact that if you were to shove his brain up a gnat’s ass, it’d look like a BB in a boxcar.

First off, if you think that Alexander the Great got stopped cold in Afghanistan, you’re even dumber than ol’ Jack!ass Layton is. Alexander ploughed through the Afghans and marched clear through to India. He even founded Khandahar (named after himself) in the 4th century, BC.

Second, the Brits did put down an “insurgency” in Afghanistan. It was a little thing called the Second Afghan War, around about the late 1800s, and the Brits stomped a mudhole in ol’ Ayub Khan’s ass at the Battle of Kandahar in September of 1880.

And if you really think that the big, bad Mujahideen managed to whup the Soviet Union’s butt all by themselves, then you take the top pinhead prize. It was massive foreign involvement and support, most of it by the Yanks in the CIA, that broke the bear’s back.

In other words, when it comes to tackling a professional foreign army, the Afghans are long on reputation and damned short on substance. But don’t just take my word for it; look at what’s happening in country with our troops. All you ever hear about is, a roadside bomb, an IED, an attack on a [school/hospital/aid group/bunch of Korean missionaries/whatever], a bomb hidden in a… blahblahblah ad nauseum. Why do you suppose this is?

Our SoldiersThe answer is simple: the reason that you never hear about any “major engagements with the Taliban” anymore is that, every time they crawl out of their hidey-holes and try to face our soldiers in any kind of a real fight, they get their asses handed to them! So, they hide like vermin and plant bombs in the night and only dare to face those who can’t fight back. And if they can behead somebody for teaching little girls while they’re at it, well its so much better then, isn’t it? And these are the assholes that Jack!off Layton loses sleep over, wondering if they’re being treated nice enough when they get caught.

Explains a lot…So just what the hell does all that junk above have to do with the title of this post? Well, it has to do with where I ended it up: all the kumbaya moonbat bullshit worriying over the fates of the scumbags that fail to find their way to Allah and end up captured by our very own Jolly Green Giants. The loopy left thinks we should all pinch a collective loaf at the very thought that some medieval, murder-minded maggot might get a little banged up at the hands of their nasty turnkeys. General Rick Hillier, on the other hand, has a view that’s more in line with mine:

The general said he heard about the reports when he was on vacation in the Dominican Republic with his wife. “I was on my third rum and Coke and I really didn’t give a damn,” he said with a chuckle.

There you go. Come on, now… What’s not to like? 😀