Since Apr 28, 1999
US Navy VietVet '68-'69. Gunboats. And I never grounded my boat to chase wounded VC either. Did the whole year, too. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? I ride motorcycles too. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? I can't stand RINOS. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? Never machinegunned any mama-sans or ARVN troops. Never killed livestock or consorted with Genghis Khan either. Did I mention I was a Vietnam Vet? No purple hearts though. Sorry.
As far as McCain goes, leave his military record and POW history out of it. If you have issues with McCain, fine. I can't stand him either. However only other POWs have the right take him up on this issue. All armchair warriors who've never even served in the military, much less been a POW can STFU about it.
Biker ping member. currently I have 4 bikes:
2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
1994 Yammerhammer Riva125 (wife's)
1992 Zooker DR350
1978 Yammerhammer IT175.
I have been riding for 47 years and have ridden everything from 1950s BSAs and AJS to modern sportbikes, HDs, Ducks, my own home built chopper... you name it. I have enjoyed the living shyt out of anything and everything with two wheels and a motor. So leave me alone with the HD bashing or Metric bashing if you are of such a mind. You only expose your ignorance.
OBAMA: To avoid being mistaken for such a sellout I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets. When we ground out our cigarettes on the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois societys stifling constraints. We werent indifferent or careless or insecure, we were alienated.
Truly these college educated idiots live in an irony free zone. While sitting in college with their every need paid for by SOMEONE ELSE they attack and criticize the very society that gave these narcissistic looters a free ride. Losers who never did a single valuable thing in their lives, living off their parents nickel and middle-class taxpayer funded scholarships, whining about how terrible the nation is. Spoiled rotten subhuman waste. Lord how I hate them. Snivelling cowards and draft dodgers.
QUOTES I LIKE
Money is the barometer of a societys virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsionwhen you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothingwhen you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favorswhen you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws dont protect you against them, but protect them against youwhen you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrificeyou may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot. Ayn Rand
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. --- John Stewart Mill
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ---George Orwell
One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. -- Bertrand Russell
I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. - Ronald Reagan, Reason Magazine, July 1975
Other quotes I like, but have lost the attributions for:
"Really. What is the Democrat Party's legacy in America? Civil War. Jim Crow. Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers in foreign wars the same Democrats promised never to send our boys to. Never mind the Nations impending bankruptcy. That they have the gall to criticize anyone else indicates a classic case of group narcissism. Regardless of what the Republicans or Whigs or Federalists may have done that's execrable, the Democrats really need to shut up."
Id rather go hunting with Cheney, than driving with Kennedy!
So remember, the next time you have a headache, punch someone in the nose. It will make your headache go away. Well, not really. But if you cant be happy, its not fair that they are. This seems to be the essence of the liberal argument, or even their entire philosophy.
My final hobby horse is about religious intolerance. Religious intolerance (not religion itself) is responsible for much of the misery in the world. I oppose it in all forms. I'm not talking about disagreement or debate, but the vicious little shytheads who use religion to carry out their vendettas under cover of self-righteousness. You can believe what you will, but the first time you try to take oppressive or violent action against any law-abiding religious group I will stand with them against you. I don't care if they are Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Shintos, Moonies, Scientologists or even Wiccans or Muslims or whatever. In fact no matter how sane or logical your religious beliefs are to you, for those who don't believe, your beliefs are as valid as Bokononism. By the act of religious intolerance IMO anyone has given up their human rights and deserves to be dealt with like one would any rabid dog.
This is JR's site and I will abide by his rules. However I believe that the success of conservatism requires the co-operation of all conservative people whatever their religion, no matter how it may be reviled by the "mainstream". Those sort of "mainstream" people are responsible for a lot of death and misery and can all KMA. If a Moonie will vote for conservative candidates then he is okay in my book and those of you who wish to purge the conservative movement of such people are rotten and foolish and can KMA. Take the Drug Warriors (Armchair Division) with you.