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Friday, July 30, 2004

At long last, the turgid display of bonhomie is over. The reinvention convention, the fawning tribute to decades of failed social programs and failed socialists is finally over. Jean Querry last night accepted the nomination of the french party, the party of sedition and what did he say in his much anticipated bloviation otherwise known as an acceptance speech? Well he sounded remarkably like a Republican.

Jean said that we would strike mercilessly at any country who dared to attack us. (Isn't President Bush doing this now?) Monsieur le Condiment said that he wanted to re-instill trust in the White House. (Huh? did Clinton sneak back in? I happen to trust our current CinC.) The french candidate said that he wanted to give 98% of Americans a tax cut. Ruh roh...I suspect that myself and some of my friends are suddenly going to be listed on IRS rolls as rich for tax purposes, good news for cops everywhere, you've just been placed in a new tax bracket without a raise!! (President Bush's tax cuts are more than sufficient thank you. After all, if you actually PAY taxes, then that would be a good candidate for a tax cut, not some basehead tax abuser, living off government hand-outs.)

More fluff from the speech that wouldn't end? How about his commitment to fight the war on terror? A poll taken at the democrat convention revealed that 93% of attendees opposed the War in Iraq. Lurch voted for it and then against it. Then he said that we needed to involve the world community, ignoring the coalition of 30 countries commiting troops or money to the cause. Then again, Querry wanted NATO more involved knowing full well that NATO has no troops to commit thanks to their welfare recipient mindset of accepting American largesse to cover their defense needs. What he really meant by that statement was that America should have worked harder to convert the corrupt french and Germans to our side. In direct contradiction to this stance, last night, there was Monsieur Querry, telling all who would listen and forget, that he would NEVER subjugate American security to the whims or vetoes of other nations. Thanks Jean, but we already have a President who is doing that. All in all, I don't see anything to cause us as a nation to need to change our CinC.

These next 95 days will be fraught with anxiety for many I'm sure. I for one plan on working hard to make certain that the other side experiences the greater anxiety come day 96....In the meantime, here is our Friday Featurette...former Playboy Playmate Yvette Rachelle....

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

Thursday, July 29, 2004

NEWSFLASH!.....I had no idea that Jean Querry was a Vietnam Veteran! I don't know why he hasn't advertised his service more. More observations from my continued self-flagellation and viewing of the Party of Sedition's National Convention....Teresa Heinz Kerry is delusional, her ex-husband is rolling over in his grave and I would love to see her blood tested. Just looking at the glassy look on her face, the lolling head, slow speech and aberrant behavior indicate to me someone who is ingesting a little something more than Chardonnay. IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton gave a pretty fair speech the other night. It's going to be fun tonight watching Jean Querry try to mask his priveleged background and droning, stentorian delivery while he pitches himself to the American people. My problem with Querry is that he is a demonstrated liar who has provided no alternatives to the American people beyond, "I'm not George Bush and I fought in Vietnam"....

Which of course was news to me, sheesh, whoda thunk that Jean Kerry was a Vietnam Veteran. He really should market himself more. Kerry is also going to have a pleasant 3 months now trying to explain his constant flip flops to the American people. This is one of the reasons why Americans rarely elect a Senator, simply because they usually can't defend their records which hopefully becomes the case with Monsieur Querry. Strikingly, Jean Edwards gave a speech last night which was so hawk-like it must have dismayed the peace lobby in the Party of Sedition. By the way, did anyone else know that Jean Kerry is a Veteran of Vietnam? Given his behavior after the war, I wonder if he isn't also considered a North Vietnamese Veteran?

Last observation, Barack Obama is a scary prospect. He is young, articulate, educated, intelligent and a gifted speaker. He will be a force to contend with and I can easily see Black Americans falling under his sway. Don't underestimate this man as just another huckster. Barack Obama is clearly no Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton and to underestimate his abilities is to seriously hamper our ability to respond to him. I don't care who the Republicans run in Illinois, after Obama's speech the other night, he will win that Senate seat easily....

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Boy o boy...the things I do for my constituents. As you all might guess, I have successfully returned from deeeeeep behind enemy lines and come through my trip unscathed. I expect most of you, like myself thought, wow...New York, the city that never sleeps. Now that would have been a trip to enjoy. Sadly I was cast off in remote upstate New York in a town that doesn't even show up on a map because beyond a stoplight, a motel and two gas stations on the highway, there is nothing there. Then I returned and subjected myself to day 1 of the democrat National Convention or as our beloved Ann Coulter refers to it, the french party convention. 

So what indignities did I endure on day 1? The spectre of Shrillary pratling on about her sham husband. Albore still refighting the 2000 election and sniveling about the outcome. I've got news for you Al, the rest of America has gotten over it, most of them got over it on September 12, 2001. Then there was the slickster himself, Billy Jeff Clinton, delivering what the pundits all raved was a magnificent speech. Now I'll give the devil his due, Clinton was always a pretty fair communicator, something I wish our current President was a little better at. I can't however describe his speech as magnificent since I don't find speeches heavy on socialism with a side of self aggrandizement and a appetizer of Republican bashing to be all that magnificent. Once again, Billy Jeff managed to blame all the ills of his administration on the Republicans. Sure, it had nothing to do with his own megalomania, lies and blatant power-grabbing. People wonder when the Republicans will quit talking about Clinton, how about the day he quits his delusional lies about the success of his administration.

Anyway, enough for now, I've got to get to work and I'll be sure to post the missed Monday recipe later this week. This week's entry is Salmon with Crawfish Tail sauce....easy to prepare and the best salmon you ever had...look for it later this week as I continue my commentary on the french party national convention.

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

Friday, July 16, 2004

TGIF and boy what a Friday it was...lotta plans for this weekend and now wham! they're all changed. Things have been a'poppin' since about 1600 hrs and I'm leaving Sunday for a week of training. What that means is that there will be no posting here after tomorrow for at least a week. There is no high speed access available at the place in New York where I'll be so I won't be bothering to take the laptop. Hmmmph..and I thought New York was civilization...oops, how can it be? this is the state that elected Shrillary Clinton.  Oh well...If I thought a trip to California constituted a trip behind enemy lines, I guess a trip to New York is the political pundit's equivalent of parachuting into Normandy.
In any event, I did want to get in here to post the Friday Featurette, todays featurette being a supermodel noted for once stating that if she could kick just any one person's would be Bill Clinton and Algore. Now that's a Republican, Manassas Virginia native, Ms. Leeann Tweeden....
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family 

Thursday, July 15, 2004

It's been some time since we heard from the official movie reviewer of WKWR, Mick Daniels. Now I can understand this in part since he's about to get hitched. I reckon a fella ought to be cut some slack for that but in any event, he's finally checked in with a review of Anchorman:

Anchorman is a must see movie.....must see on video that is. This is
a dumb movie that is much funnier than it has any right to be. I
have to confess that I spent my time either finding fault with it or
laughing my ass off. A strange combination I'll admit. There are
some great lines in this movie, but save your money for the rental.
If you do go out to see it, stick around for ALL of the credits.

Not being much of a movie goer, I'll take Mick's word for it. I see too where some of you folks are getting a mite nervous about the election. Let's face it, Jean Querry has had a great month, he's received non-stop favorable press for his vice presidential running mate selection, the two Jean's have graced websites and magazine covers, (usually engaged in some activity that would have gotten a heterosexual couple suspended in high school) and now comes the democratic convention in Boston.

Of course being a political pundit around these parts requires that I subject myself to the awful sight of the most horrific gathering of humanity this side of Berkeley. It should be interesting to note the demonstrations of faux outrage matched with priceless clothing combinations. (what those designers can do with hemp and platinum these days) The four day Bush-bash at Boston will hopefully expose the dems to real America for what they are. A bunch of seditious ne'er do wells intent on destroying the vision of the Founding Fathers in return for their own partisan political gain. The theme of this catastrophe? Stronger at Home, Respected Abroad. Hell, that sounds like they're going to adopt the Republican platform unless I missed something.

President Bush has made us stronger at home and you get respect abroad by getting there first, with the most firepower, as Nathan Bedford Forrest knew. Well we're doing that just fine right now with no help from the Party of Sedition...let's not rock the boat...

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Well it's All-Star Break which is a good time to snivel about both the A's and the Giants. The Giants need pitching but are in the thick of the fighting just barely in second. The A's have pitching but no one who can pitch lately, despite being rocked constantly of late, they too are just 2 games back and poised to make a run. Should be an entertaining second half of the season. Speaking of second halves, Next Monday will mark the beginning of the second half of the golf season as well. Scraped it around Standing Water Muni yesterday, shot a young 91, 3 jacked 3 holes and bombed Pearl Harbor once. Take that away and I'm finally shooting in the 80s...oh so close...

Now I see where the Senate is debating the proposed Defense of Marriage Amendment supported by the President. This is one of those times I'm pissed at Republicans. (Yeah I know you lefties out there are all a-twitter). Don't get me wrong, I believe that marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman. I also believe that this is largely a States Rights issue. Sadly, years of spinelessness by Republicans in Congress and in various state legislatures has resulted in liberal courts legislating from the benches. The States have effectively been sidestepped in determining their own stance on an essentially States Rights issue. This is why it is so important to put conservative candidates in Washington and the State Houses who will place strict constructionist judges on both state and federal benches. We can always count on democrats actively working to subvert the Constitution, we shouldn't be watching Republicans do the same and in this election season we can count on democrats paying lip service to their respect for the Constitution but more on that later...

In the meantime, is there anything better in summertime than an ice cold beer and a big ol' bowl of steamed rice covered with gumbo. Aiiiiieeeeee....well this was a seafood weekend around here and knowing reader Terry Garcia's fondness for seafood I thought another recipe along those lines was in order so courtesy of Emeril Lagasse and Foodtv here is Emeril's seafood gumbo...don't hurt yourself eating too much now...

1 batch of light roux, recipe follows
3 quarts of seafood stock
1 pound - 35 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound lump crabmeat
2 dozen shucked oysters , liquid reserved
1 pound crab claw meat
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped green onions
1 /2 cup chopped parsley
Salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
2 cups steamed rice
File powder to taste

In a large cast iron pot, heat the light roux. Season onions, celery, and green peppers with 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Add to the roux and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted. Add the crab claw meat and the seafood stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add shrimp, oysters, green onions, and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes. Add lump crabmeat and season the gumbo to taste. Add the file powder to your liking and thickness. Serve over steamed rice.

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
1 cup flour
1 cup vegetable oil

In a black iron skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat until it registers approximately 300 degrees on a deep fat fryer thermometer, approximately 300 degrees. Using a wire whisk , slowly add the flour, stirring constantly until the roux is nutty colored. At this point, the roux is ideal for thickening a light seafood gumbo. (Recipe Below) Continue to cook this roux over medium heat and you will begin to see it change in color, getting darker and more aromatic. Make sure you constantly stir it so it doesn't burn.

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

Friday, July 09, 2004

Those of you who know me know how loathe I am to take shots at our allies but in this case I'm talking about the french and so it doesn't count. I suspect that many of you have seen this gem detailing french military history but I got it in an e-mail yesterday and found it just as funny now as it was the first time I saw it so I thought I would blog it. My own favorite is WW1...Enjoy....

Subject: The Complete Military History of France

Gallic Wars - Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.

Hundred Years War - Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic
who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare;
"France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman."

-Italian Wars - Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever
lose two wars when fighting Italians.

- Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

- Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.

- War of Devolution - Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as chapeaux.

-The Dutch War - Tied

-War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War
Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles
the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

-War of the Spanish Succession - Lost. The War also gave the French
their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved ever since.

- American Revolution - In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans,
France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action.
This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule
of French Warfare; "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."

- French Revolution - Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.

- The Napoleonic Wars - Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!)
due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.

- The Franco-Prussian War - Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

- World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.
Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner,
but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American
forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.

-World War II - Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain just as
they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

- War in Indochina - Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with
the Dien Bien Flu

- Algerian Rebellion - Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare;
"We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

- War on Terrorism - France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador but fail
after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.

The question for any country silly enough to count on the French should
not be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until France

Now that we've all had a chuckle, I believe it's time for the Friday Featurette....Everybody Loves Raymond beauty, actress Patricia Heaton.....

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

Thursday, July 08, 2004

So now we know. The little game of keep the secret that Jean Querry has been playing with the American Electorate is now over and the Jean/Jean ticket is underway. This was such an utterly predictable move that it does no real credit to Querry and being as there is the better part of 5 months to assault the Party of Sedition's ticket, today I'd like to rail about some other items.

Those of you who keep track of such things know that I was on vacation this past week and so there has been a dearth of posts around here. You'll recall that I was deep behind enemy lines, enjoying a 4th of July weekend in the Bay Area and trying to give my son some of the wonderful experience that I had growing up. Instead, let me tell you a tale of two 4ths.

First there was mine, we were up early and off to church. (You libs quick, turn your heads so the word church doesn't burn your eyes out!) After Sunday meeting, we enjoyed a quick breakfast and then I gathered up my son and we walked the 6 blocks to the point where we would watch the annual Alameda Fourth of July Parade. Well lemme tellya, the parade that I remember being heavy on sailors, marines, military hardware, patriotism and marching bands has devolved something awful. Instead of American Legion Posts or Marine Corps Reserve Units, we were treated to alleged floats by groups like the Alameda Potluck Lesbian Society and MoveOn.Org. High School marching bands no longer march, they ride on rented flatbed trucks. What used to be a celebration of America's Birthday and pride and patriotism has become instead a perverted display of diversity. Mariachi Bands and Mexican dancers? I love both, keep a collection of Mariachi music at my desk, but I came to watch a Fourth of July parade not a Cinco de Mayo display. Partisan politics were apparent as well. Massive entries from ultra-leftist groups like and dozens of sickly marchers demanding an end to the War on Terror. A huge float titled the USS John Kerry inflicted itself on my vision as well, touting typical soothing leftist babble with slogans like "take our country back". Yeah those democrats sure have forgotten the 2000 election. The only nod to the Republican Party? A single Ford Tempo carrying 4 aged members of the Alameda Chapter of the Republican Women. I had to thank them for their courage and fortitude in enduring such a celebration of American Independence. Somehow, when the Founding Fathers put the finishing touches on the Declaration of Independence those 228 years ago, I don't think they had such displays in mind.

Cut away now to the Fourth enjoyed by reader Dave Ponte of Sparks, NV. Dave was fortunate enough to enjoy a Padres game at Petco Stadium where members of the military were feted. Some 5000 members of the Marines and Navy were treated to the ballgame, a flyover of F14s from North Island brought the crowd instantly to it's feet with an earsplitting cheer. The Sailors and Marines stood and sang lustily during the National Anthem, leading the crowd. Endless lines of thankful attendees taking time to congratulate our fighting men and women for their conduct of the War and to thank them for their service. Dave relates that during his stay in San Diego, he witnessed many instances of service members being treated to drinks and meals by thankful citizens.

Of course I attribute the entire disparity between two communities in California to the seditious activities of Ron Dellums, Dianne Feinstein, Pete Stark, George Miller and every other member of the democrat California congressional delegation, who during the 1980s stuck repeated fingers into the eyes of the military in the Bay Area and now are reaping what they sowed. The closure of so many bases in what is one of the world's finest natural harbors was an economic disaster for the Bay Area and apparently a cultural one as well. That is unless you actually subscribe to the "Salad Bowl" theory of American assimilation which is so currently in vogue. As for me, I still believe that the melting pot works best and I believe that the tale of Two Fourths detailed above demonstrates that....

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

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Well folks, things are going to be quiet around the ol' reading post for a few days while my family and I enjoy an Independence Day deep behind enemy lines in the Bay Area. Not wanting anyone sniveling about the lack of a Friday Featurette or whatnot, I decided to pop in right quick and take care of that Thursday night so we can make a clean get away in the morning. Big doings this past week and of course, insufficient time to address the big issues. I thought the handover of power to Iraqis two days early was a stroke of brillance. Of course the left couldn't wait to cry out that it was merely a sign of desperation and that the entire episode reeked of America running away.

Let's see, if an armed robber tells you he's going to rob you on a certain date, do you prepare yourself? Do you change your routine? Do you meekly go about your usual business accepting the inevitable? Everyone in the world knew that terrorists would strike throughout Iraq on the 30th of June, staging the handover of power two days early sucked the air right out of their sails and again, was brilliant. But I forgot, foriegn policy ideas are only brilliant when they cost additional taxpayer dollars and spew forth from some liberal luminaries' mind.

This being July 1, it's a bittersweet day. Today I'mm celebrating a pair of birthdays for Mama cybercongressman and my daughter. On the other hand, 141 years ago this date, the largest battle ever seen on the North American landmass began. While day 1 at Gettysburg was a Southern victory, the Union rallied over the next two days to defeat the Army of Northern Virginia and send Robert E. Lee back south of Mason-Dixon. Oh well, enough rambling, on to the Friday Featurette, the lovely and talented Rachael Hunter...

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