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Friday, April 30, 2004

Ok quick update for the dedicated ones. Sorry about the lack of postings this week. I have been in some training and my computer has been infected with a virus or some other malicious code. No doubt the work of some seditious elements out there I affectionately call democrats. So the very little free time I've had has been spent trying to get the box back up and running and truth to tell, it's still a wreck. Now then, I'll be deep behind enemy lines this weekend in the Peoples Republic of California and so I don't know if I'll have a chance to post or not but maybe. Next weekend I'm off to Washington D.C. so what I'm getting at here is there may be a dearth of posts for a while although I will try to at minimun post links of interest to the blog for your reading pleasure and general edification.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Here is another gem from Victor Davis Hanson. This man is scary smart. What I wouldn't have given to have been one of his history students. Please take a moment to visit the link and read the article entitled: Mr. Lincoln Gives a Press Conference. You will be stunned at the parallels between President Bush and President Lincoln in their war situations. Please read the article and think about the eerie parallels. History has a cruel way of repeating herself. Also, for those of you who don't know it, Victor Davis Hanson is no neo-con kook. He is a professor of Classics at Fresno State and just finished a tour teaching at the Naval Academy, and oh yes...he is a reasonable democrat. In other words, one of a dying breed, one who understands that we are at war, a war that was thrust upon us, and given his education, a war which he knows can only end with us victorious if we are to continue to prosper. Please read the article and think about it!!

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Monday, April 26, 2004

The following post is generously provided by reader Mick Daniels, Modesto Ca. This is all too true and my thanks to Mick. This has been making it's way around the net and I don't know why I didn't think to grab it for WKWR earlier. Sorry to disappoint, no recipe today. I didn't cook today beyond tossing some greens in a bowl and some buffalo steaks on the grill. I'm in training all week and posting may be sparse. I have included here a thread about fighting in Fallujah today. Seems we leveled part of another mosque. At least we aren't letting the terror boys use them to hide in but I still wish we would force the issue while our troops are keen. Just my armchair opinion though.

Worst president in history?
(The following appeared in the Durham, NC local paper as a letter to the editor.
Please forward to all on your list as this will put things in perspective:)

Liberals claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war.
They complain about his prosecution of it.
One liberal recently claimed Bush was the worst president in U.S history.

Let's clear up one point: President Bush didn't start the war on terror.
Try to remember, it was started by terrorists BEFORE 9/11.
Let's look at the "worst" president and mismanagement claims.

FDR led us into World War II.
Germany never attacked us: Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost,
an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.
North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost,
an average of 18,333 per year.

John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962
Vietnam never attacked us.
Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost,
an average of 5,800 per year.

Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing.
Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
Over 2,900 lives lost on 9/11.

In the two years since terrorists attacked us,
President Bush has liberated two countries,
crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida,
put nuclear inspectors in Lybia, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot,
captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.
We lost 700 soldiers, an average of 350 a year.
Bush did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack at home.

Worst president in history? Come on!

The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but...

It took less time to take Iraq
than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51 day operation.

We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time
than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
than it took Teddy Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq
than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Friday, April 23, 2004

In case anyone misunderstood my earlier post. Former Arizona Cardinal football star and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in action in Afghanistan sometime earlier this week. It makes me sick to think of the seditious leftists in this country who would sell out our heritage and our freedom in a heartbeat to appease internationalists and socialists. Pat Tillman got it and we are all diminished by his loss. But his loss is not for nothing and we must always keep his and the stories of hundreds of thousands of others like him alive. I know my son will learn of Ranger Tillman....

“I was dumbfounded by everything that was going on,” shared Tillman shortly after 9/11. “In times like this you stop and think how good we have it. I have always had a great deal of feeling for the flag but you don’t realize how great of a life we have over here. In times like this, you think about how good we have it and what kind of a system we live under, what freedoms we are allowed. That wasn’t built over night. The flag is a symbol of all that. A lot of my family has gone and fought in wars and I haven’t really done a damn thing as far as laying myself on the line like that so I have a great respect for those that have and what the flag stands for.”

Pat Tillman September 12, 2001

Rest in Peace Ranger Tillman, St. Peter must have needed another guard on post tonight. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Here is a story about a true Friday featurette. Please look at this link if you have any doubts about the War or the noble efforts being made by our fighting men and women. Also please note that when leftists like Charlie Rangel call for a return to the draft, remember this remarkable young lady who didn't need to go in harms way but has chosen to do so. Those of you who know me know that the only regret I have in life was that for a faulty hepatitis test, I was denied my dream of serving in the Armed Forces. Young people like Kate Norley serve to remind this middle aged man recall that there are hundreds of thousands more like her should we ever need it and I pray we don't. I can think of no finer tribute to a fallen American hero like Pat Tillman, KIA in Afghanistan yesterday, than to feature his sister in arms. Please do read this article and look at the pictures. Ms. Kate Norley, a daughter of American privilege is making a difference and she could be the girl next door. European and Pacific Stars & Stripes

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Quick link here to a story filed by a reporter embedded with the 1st Marine Regiment, fighting around Fallujah, Iraq. In case any of you doubt that we are at war, ask yourself what this sounds like. May God Bless and protect these men and women who fight on our behalf a world away. Remember them in your prayers...Once again I credit freerepublic for this news and the entertaining commentary that follows some of which is insightful, some of which is humorous and some of which is just plain right....

Marines, insurgents renew fighting in Fallujah [from embedded reporter]

Monday, April 19, 2004

Wow...Bosox take 3 out of 4 from the damnedyankees, A's win, Giants lose to the hated dodgers...what an emotional roller coaster. FIghting in Iraq seems to have abated somewhat and we can only hope this is due to the violence being meted upon terrorists by our troops. Of course Spain's new government cannot wait to get her troops out of Iraq. Apparently the lessons of 700 years of Islamic rule over the Iberian peninsula have been forgotten.

What is really the most galling about the Spanish decision is that it comes just as it appeared some Euros had the whole equation of islamic fundamentalism figured out. I was glad to see President Bush issue a statement that "he regretted" the removal of Spanish troops from Iraq. In diplomaticese, thats the equivalent of "you skirts can hide behind us for now but if islamic bombers keep hitting you in Spain, don't come sniveling to us for help." Even Jean "effing" Querry has denounced the Spanist decision. Of course that is as of this posting. By the time you read this, Querry may well have changed his decision.

If you are anything like me, (and a good deal of you must be or else what in hell are you doing reading my blog?) then you read any account of the fighting in Iraq you can get your hands on. I am much tempted to just starting posting links to some of the better ones but then again, how much easier can it get than they already make it at freerepublic? Freepers consistently post the latest news from literally thousands of sources. You can't find a better source for breaking news anywhere and that includes Drudge.

Speaking of Drudge, the man has done an incalculable service in exposing the amorality of IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton and that more than anything else is what has so polarized the country. I see the leftist, handwringing apologists and their enablers in the media continually refer to President Bush as polarizing. I beg to differ for Mr. Clinton was truly the polarizing agent. His adherence to abhorent moral relativism and continual glib lies serve to alienate the country still. What has the left to be angry about? That President Bush won the election in 2000 despite not receiving the popular vote? Tough, it's called the Electoral College and is provided for in the Constitution, perhaps some leftists would benefit from reading that document.

There in essence you have distilled the polarized segments of the American Electorate. Half of them are angry because their President was IMPEACHED for lies, immoral behavior, perjury and obstruction of justice and they can't understand the Constitution. The other half are angry because the first bunch is so dimwitted and obtuse, they can't possibly understand the concept of a Constitutional Republic and yet they persist in undermining that Republic. Hijo le mano...

Last week being Easter, we had a leg of lamb roasted to perfection by my lovely and talented bride. Now thats a recipe for another time. What I want to detail here is the accompaniment of lentil stew. Saw this dish on Emeril Live one night and it looked delicious so I had to try it. It was absolutely wonderful and we been making it here ever since. Being as we have had a bit of a Mediterranean theme here today, discussing the Spanish, and since the birth of the Catholic Church was in the Mediterranean Basin, I thought it an appropriate side dish for an Easter Sunday menu and reproduce the recipe here courtesy of the Food Network. This also accompanies Chicken and Fish nicely...

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
2 cups brown lentils
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1 pound red skin potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped lemon zest
12 ounces spinach leaves, picked and cleaned
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

In a large pot heat oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, lentils, and tomatoes, and then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes, cook uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice, zest, and spinach. Simmer for 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Fold in the mint and parsley. Adjust the seasonings. Serve with crumbled feta. Good Eatin' on ya!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Does anyone out there really beleive that the 9-11 Commission is anything other than a vehicle for the two parties to parley blame? Why the self flagellation? America was attacked by Islamic Militants and yet we insist on attaching blame to Americans in position of power. Certainly there were indicators, after all, how many terror attacks did we suffer under the administration of IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton? (And I am not referring to his press conferences as occasions of terror attack although they could certainly be classified as such.) I just see a monumental error in the thinking of the 9-11 Panel as they are disposed along party lines to protect their colleagues rather than seeking the actual truth. Besides, Osama bin Laden planned the attacks and his henchmen carried them out. I think most reasoning Americans would understand that these facts tend to make him more culpable than say....oh...President Bush.

I hope all of you are taking the time to visit freerepublic as it is the best place on the net to catch both breaking news and conservative commentary. I am attentive to each of the recent accounts of fighting in Iraq and political news there. If you haven't visited this site before...go there and surf around, there is something for everyone and not just news...

This is going to be a light posting weekend. I have some work to do at home and my lovely and talented bride has determined that we need to mend some fence as she is shopping around for another horse for the kids. I hope you all take a little time to visit freerepublic (as well as your humble correspondent's site) and that you enjoy your weekends while never forgetting the sacrifices of those young men and women half a world away who are fighting at the front line of ths war. Until then I remain.....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Breaking news this morning, Osama Bin Laden has offered a truce to Europe. This is such an obvious attempt to drive a wedge between the United States and our erstwhile allies that it just might work. I'm thinking of starting a pool to see how fast the french and Germans accept the terms. On a positive note, most of our allies with combat forces actually in Iraq seem to be standing firm against the recent violence and the now popular fad of kidnapping and murder. Oh that religion of peace....

Speaking of sedition, in case you missed the Presidential News Conference the other night, let me describe it to you. President Bush walks up to a podium with a target painted on his shirt and immediately comes under rapid, harrassing fire from the "cough...protectors of .....cough...the fourth est...cough..." the press. What a bunch of mealy mouthed, disrespectful, pampered leftists the press are. How many times and how many different ways can a question be phrased which implies that the President owes an apology to the American people due to September 11, 2001? I'll say it one more time, the person responsible for Sept. 11, 2001 is Osama Bin Laden...not...repeat NOT G.W. Bush but of course that doesn't fit in with Monsieur Querry's election plans and so the leftist media has to act like DNC trained bull terriers.

As I type this, Britain has just categorically rejected any truce with Al Al Qaida...God Save the Queen....well at least we have one European ally we can trust...I expect that Poland and some of the other recently liberated Eastern European countries will follow suit as well. They remember the tyranny of the left and living under the tender mercies of progressive socialist and communist regimes..

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Monday, April 12, 2004

As first weeks of the Baseball season go, I'll take it. The A's are seated atop the AL West and the damnedyankees are sucking air at .500. Now if only A-Rod would develop scabies or something. To make things even nicer, the Giants are off to a decent start despite the worry of numerous friends. Of course, I still despise Barry Bonds but that isn't sufficient cause for me to dislike the entire team. I would love to see another Bay Bridge series and who knows...right now the A's magic number is 156.... What really made this weekend a great sports weekend though was Lefty finally breaking through and winning the Masters. If you didn't see that back 9 at Augusta on Sunday, or you thought it was boring, then you are obviously of the same type that dislike baseball because it's boring. This of course means that you're intellectually challenged enough that you'll probably vote for Kerry. Hell my in-laws were thrilled watching that back nine and neither of them plays golf.

In other news, I see that we are still pussyfooting around in Iraq. I continue to be hopeful that the President isn't inhibiting the prosecution of combat operations and all reports I've read indicate that he has given the military the green light to do whatever they require during operations. While refreshing, this points to military HQs as being too PC to vigorously press the issues. Fallujah should be reduced to rubble now that women and children have had ample time to evacuate. Similarly, the private militia of Cleric al-Sadr should be hunted down remorselessly and either killed or captured. Why this is taking soo long to happen is confounding to me. Although there was good news today, the US Commanders are finally requesting more combat troops which I think is prudent. Unfortunately, this will not result in the raising of 4 additional infantry divisions which I called for last week.

Meanwhile, President Bush continues to slide in polls but I'm not worried about that. For one thing, he is well funded and secondly, the only poll that counts is November 2. There is plenty of time to turn this mess around.

I know I skipped last week's recipe so we're going to make it up here. As promised we turn this week to an American classic, the humble tuna salad sandwich. This was prompted by a visit to one of the many web boards I frequent where there was a discussion about how to make the perfect tuna sandwich. Well I had ample opportunity to try several recipes during the Lenten season and I think that the most satisfying and least objectionable is the one that follows:

1 can of tuna, drained
1 dill pickle finely chopped
1/4 of a medium onion finely chopped
mayonnaise to taste
tabasco sauce to taste
pepper to taste

Ok, this is really simple, mix the tuna, pickle, onion and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Now season with some tabasco and pepper if desired otherwise, just spoon it onto bread. Now we have more variations. I am a firm believer in the primacy of white bread for grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly and tuna salad sandwiches. I like to pile it on at least a 1/3' to 1/2" thick. Alternatively, try toasting the bread and throwing a slice of cheddar or swiss onto it so begins to melt and then press the tuna between the slices. Quick tuna melt. Also, everyone knows that tuna salad is made to serve with potato chips. In my humble epicurean opinion, the best possible chip for this none other than Lay's plain ol' potato chips. You know, yellow and white bag...a classic...mix yourself up a need to wait until next Lent...good eatin' on ya!!

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Thursday, April 08, 2004

As I am occasionally wont to do, I am going to wax rhapsodic here for a moment before I blow a gasket. My usual custom is to head out and feed the horse about 0530-0545 every morning. What makes this morning memorable was the absolutely stunning predawn sky that blanketed Northern Nevada. Out east over Spanish Peak the first streaks of pink from the rising sun were giving the sky a beautiful tint. Out west, a near full moon hung over the Hungry Mountain Range and cast a pale yellow glow on the soft grays and purples of the clouds stippling the sky. The sky itself was another blend of deep blue and lighter was simply a breathtaking sight and made me stop to appreciate for a moment the beautiful world God has given us.

Having paid homage to the dawn, I had to confront the fact that this is one of those weeks where good news is scarce. Fighting in Fallujah and other points in Iraq is heavy. If there is anything good in the fighting, it is simply that the enemy has shown himself now and will be subject to the mercies of the United States military. Of course that does not alleviate the pain of each American killed or wounded. Perhaps I'm being overly pessimistic today and I know that my stereotyping will really cheese off the progressives but in my view, the Middle East is not ready for democracy and won't be until Islam emerges from the Dark Ages. Of course Radical Islam is not the only enemy, how about these gems from democrats discussing the deaths of the American security contractors last week in Fallujah:

Michele Catalano ran a quiz on her site, A Small Victory, yesterday. Guess which one of the following is not a genuine quote from a contributor to Democratic Underground:

1. Contractors wear hardhats and carry lunch pails - These guys are mercenaries.

2. Death to ALL mercenaries. The beer is on me.

3. Sad, if I were the wife I would have said hell no you won't go; the wife must have said great pay-check and the hubby, yeah, can buy a Hummer when I get back.

4. These swine were MERCENARIES. Paid Hessians. Murderers for hire. They're worse than Al-Queda. At least Al-Queda is fighting for a cause. I say "too bad, so sad, bye-bye."

5. They are Mercenaries - They are in it for the money, they are thugs and hoodlums, working outside the boundaries of the law. And yesterday the Resistance got even with 4 of them in a barbecue ceremony, that alas pushed the bounds of good taste.

6. Mercenaries - These men are just serial killers with a good retirement plan. They deserve what they get.

Well, actually it was a trick question. The quotes are all genuine. They were all posted by Democrats. It should be noted that these men died while employed to safeguard food shipments. Yeah murderers providing relief. Now after reading that garbage is there anyone among you who wonder why I refer to the democrat party as the Party of Sedition? They have no sympathy for the fallen Americans and their invective should demostrate that not only are they petty, ill-informed and spiteful, they have absolutely no love for America.

It's bad enough that our troops have to fight the enemy abroad, but to have to deal with this sort of seditious vermin back home is more than they should have to bear. Intelligence being gathered indicates that there is a significant amount of foreign fighters being encountered in Iraq. Once again, the left fail to understand that this is a GLOBAL war. They moan that this is indicative of the world being against us. True, the radical islamofascist world IS against us. Every terrorist from any country that comes to Iraq and is sent to his reward is one less terrorist to plan mischief here at home. If you cannot grasp that simple concept, please don't vote this November, you probably have something more important to do anyway, like inventory your sock drawer...

Before anyone among you think I'm being overly partisan, well like they say in the Russian Marines, toughski chitski, get your own blog. Besides, I am royally bent out of shape at our President right now as well. I have said it before and I will say it again, we don't have enough troops on the ground. Predator drones are neat and so are B2 bombers and M1 tanks and F15s and the like. But it takes boots on the ground to occupy territory and unless we begin to raise new divisions we will remain overly reliant on reserve and National Guard troops who are already being stretched thin. In my estimation we require at minimum 4 additional infantry divisions which would only ameliorate by half the damage done by the Clinton administration to our standing Army. I wish the President would simply call Rumsfeld into his office and tell him "Looky here Rummy, I don't give a big rat's ass what you've been saying before about a smaller, more efficient armed forces, we're at war and we need more troops to open them cans of whoop ass!"....or something like that.

Would it cost? Sure it would...probably billions but I'd rather see my tax dollars going to 4 new infantry divisions rather that some funding for crackheads in the inner city and I think most of you would too, otherwise you'd be visiting the cool-aid drinkers over at DU. Ok. couple quick announcements now that I got all that off my chest...

1. Due to the seriousness of the situation in Iraq, there will be no Friday Featurette tomorrow. It seems somewhat frivolous when our boys are fighting and dying to keep us safe.

2. Sacrifice...get your ass down to Costco and buy supplies for the troops and then take them to the nearest Red Cross station for shipping. Baby Wipes, toothpaste, beef jerky, Pringles chips, mouthwash, chewing tobacco, cigarettes..whatever you can think some and send it to them. Don't they deserve at least that much?

3. Donate blood....enough said...

4. Pray that our boys shoot straight and have ample ammunition....Perhaps that sounds crass, but in a firefight, there is nothing more precious than ample ammo and effective fire...

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Yesterday being your humble correspondent's birthday and today being the day when I traditionally suffer through the Curse of April the 6th, I was going to put off adding anything to the blog. However, it appears the Curse of April the 6th is still in effect. Today our Soldiers and Marines are locked in heavy fighting throughout Iraq but especially in the Sunni Triangle. I hope and pray that our President has the fortitude I believe he does and that he is prepared to do the right thing. This insurgency must be put down, now and without quarter to any combatants. Force and death is the only thing these monsters understand. Iraq is not ready for democracy and perhaps it is an unfeasible dream for that part of the world. Come June 30th we will find out when the Coalition hands over Political Sovereignity to the Iraqis. That is why this fight must be taken to the enemy now. Democracy will only have the chance to take root in Iraq if the insurgents and whacko ideologues, baathists and foreign terrorists are terminated with extreme prejudice. This is war and we must stop treating it like a police action.

I grieve for every man and woman lost today and every day in Iraq and I grieve for their families as well. I do not wish to see more flag draped American coffins come back to Dover AFB. However I understand and so should all of you that the fight which is going on now, half a world away is necessary to ensure that the fight does not come back home. Each terrorist or Mullah supporter killed now, represents one less threat to America. I have reminded each of you that the President stated in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 that this would be a war unlike any other and that it would long and there would be setbacks. To hear the liberal news media report it, you would have thought that our troops had been driven back to Kuwait. Sometimes I wonder how this country ever produced men like those of the 2nd Marine Division which suffered 80% casualties in the initial assault on Tarawa. How did we fight the War between the States when 1000 man regiments were often reduced to fewer than a hundred by wars end?

After one year, remarkable progress has been made in Iraq. We should not let a single crazed mullah with a private army and indignant holdouts from the deposed regime force us to change our course. Rather these elements should be hunted down and killed. Yes, killed. Not captured. I can understand capturing a few for their intelligence value but the greater statement is made by the judicious application of overwhelming deadly force.

In the meantime, I pray to Almighty God that He bring peace to this troubled region, that He look over and protect our soldiers and marines and their families during these times of terror and uncertainty...


Today our Marines and Soldiers
Are fighting and dying on our behalf
Lower the flag of your heart
Out of respect to half-staff

They were all volunteers
They didn't have to be there
But they paid the ultimate price
Because for you and me they cared

Give them all honor, all glory
It can never be half of what they're due
These men of honor and courage
Who died loving the red, white and blue


Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Jazz and homemade hooch made America great. Mick Daniels, brewmaster March 2004

Now I've been giving that statement some thought and while I can agree that homemade hooch got us through the tough times of prohibition, I'm not so convinced that jazz was instrumental in our rise as a superpower. Now don't get me wrong, there are some aspects of jazz that I like just fine. I'm particular though to big bands and swing music and of course, western swing holds a special place in my heart. For my money you simply can't beat that Texas honky-tonk sound that is embodied by folks like Johnny Bush and Red Steagall. Now that is music Mick and I bet you wouldn't find too many anti-war protestors at their concerts. Now I've spent a considerable amount of time boot scooting up and down the West Coast and as far east as Dallas, never once saw a hippie grooving to Moe Bandy or Ray Price. For that matter, democrats were hard to come by too although I must confess, that in nearly 10 years of dedicated honky tonkin' and chasin' buckle bunnies, I probably dated one or two. Of course my ol' runnin' partner from those days, reader Larry Smith won the brass ring for gettin' hitched to the prettiest democrat you ever saw. Now if she just keeps visiting around here, maybe I can get her to change over from the dark side...

In any event most of you are probably wondering why in hell I'm discussing music at all. Well I recall IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton blowing a sax, an instrument quite readily associated with jazz music. To offset that I give you any number of country and western stars who have readily come out in support of the President and have volunteered time and efforts to entertain our troops. So Mick, I would say that Country Music and homemade hooch made America great. Now that I'm inspired, I had to go and order some new Johnny Bush CDs online. After all, I've been nursing those old cassettes for nearly 20 years now....sheesh, you never know what artifacts you'll find when you dig around your truck.

Now if any of you were paying attention today, you got to see exactly what appeasement buys you in todays world. Twenty three days since the Madrid bombings and another bomb is found on the Spanish rails. Yes the investigation is pointing to practitioners of the religion of peace, aka Islam as being responsible. Already an Egyptian group with ties to Al Qaeda is claiming responsibility and making demands that Spain not only remove her troops from Iraq, but from Afghanistan as well. How many times will the Spaniards accede to Herr Hitler...oops...I mean terrorist demands before they realize the magnitude of their recent electoral error. Leftists and liberals cannot conduct a modern war, they are too busy trying to hold conferences on understanding the hatred of us and designing explanations for their failed policies that they have no time to do what is necessary....kill the enemy.

I cannot emphasize this enough, if you don't understand the relationship of this war to the economy and cannot grasp that the War on Terror must be the central issue of this generation, then you probably shouldn't vote this year. If you have children and want for them to live in a world where terrorism is vanquished, then you must support this President and give him the power to wage this war now. Jean "Al Querry" will be too busy apologizing all around the world to conduct a war on terror and his stated willingness to subordinate the national security interests of the United States amount to such an abdication of sovereignity, that he is demonstrably unqualified to take the oath of office. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Yes Senator Kerry, thats the Constitution of the United States...not the charter of the United Nations, although I wouldn't expect you to know the difference...

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Thursday, April 01, 2004

For those of you anxiously awaiting the Friday Featurette I'm here to post her early so as to make up for last week's tardiness. Of course it's not much in my nature to just post a pretty face without ranting about something. Right now, even more than Jean "Effing" Kerry the situation in Iraq is really knotting my chones. I am not getting mushy about it but to see the desecration of fellow Americans and the vile things done to their bodies by the Sunni's in Fallujah makes me want to start lobbing the big boys in there to see how the Iraqis would like a vast new parking lot. Of course I understand that that is not realistic but neither is it realistic to expect savages and cutthroat barbarians to bow to Western niceties. The Carthaginians got the idea when Rome leveled their towns and salted their fields. The Vietnamese similarly learned that one might trifle with the french, but not the Foreign Legion. These beasts who are really nothing more than gangsters operating under the guise of militant Islam understand and respect one thing....force.

It is my belief that force must be applied here as if we were dealing with a common criminal street gang. Stateside we would run a sweep and round them up and arrest them. If a gangster runs or fights, he gets tackled and appropriately suppressed while the custodial process takes place. In Fallujah we needn't attempt arrests. Any resistance should be met with the immediate application of overwhelming firepower. The gangsters and terrorists will understand that.

Now this weeks featurette is the Fox Fav of yours truly. While Fox News is certainly not wanting for attractive anchors and reporters, my personal favorite is Kiran Chetry. This Nepalese Native can report to me anytime....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family