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July 15, 2005

Battlestar Galactica, the new download frontier...

Dean reminds us that the first episode of the second season will be shown in less than 24 hours...

Just lemme know where the torrents are. :)

You know, this show could be the Itunes of television. Me, I'm not going to fork out $40/month to see that one show -there's not that much on cable I want to see-, but I'd still love to watch Battlestar Galactica.

I certainly wouldn't mind forking over a couple bucks to pick up a digital capture of a given episode.

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Happy Birfday

Dean Esmay turns 39.

Next summer, his body falls apart.

Rosemary turns to Ara for comfort.

News at eleven...

Happy Birfday, Dean. Join the Olde Fartes confederation!

July 21, 2005

New London bombings!

Just over a half-hour ago London suffered another series of bomb attacks on subway stations.

London Police Chief Ian Blair origonally reported four explosions or attempted explosions. Later reports used the word "bang(s)."

The latest developments at the Command Post blog seem (to me) to indicate that some detonators went off, but no known major explosions as yet.

UPDATE: BBC has more info: "The BBC's Andrew Winstanley said devices had been found but appeared to have been dummies, containing no explosives."


MORE: Instapundit is on it, and apparently the London media is as self-destructive as the D.C. crew: "Some idiot correspondent asked Blair if the attacks were his fault because of the Iraq war. And others are taking an equally negative line -- one asks if the propaganda war against terror is being lost."

I like Reynolds' response:

You're idiots, cowards, and political hacks. Yes! The preening, point-scoring irresponsibility of the press, which is if anything worse in Britain than in America, is one of the most striking things about this war, and it will be decades before it recovers. If it does.

The kind of question I'd like to see from the media? How about: "Mr. Prime Minister, how long do you expect before we hunt these rat bastards to their graves?"

July 24, 2005

In defense of a coup...

Dean Esmay does an excellent job of summarizing the ending of Battlestar Galactica's first season.

He then asks the question: "Whose side are you on, the President's or the Commander's?"

My response:

That wasn't a coup. Not if you want to maintain parallels with our current society.

Now, I don't know if you've ever read -in full- the oath sworn by all those who join the United States military.

Enlistment oath:

I,[name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Officer's oath:

I, [name], having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.

President's oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Emphasis added in all.

Note that neither oath is to any particular person, administration, or form of government. It is to support and defend the Constitution. Hell, these men and women don't even swear to support and defend democracy; recall that the United States was deliberately designed to be a republic.

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July 26, 2005

It's a coverup, and we have PROOF!

No, I'm talking about the "Plame affair," AKA Nadagate. I'm talking about something I dropped the ball on last week: the 21st was the thirty-seventh anniversery of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.

Y'all remember how well the MSM covered it. {smirk}

John of Arrgghhh!!! had a nice little post about some of the moonbats who really do think the the landings were fake.

But... What if the moonbats have it right, for once?

It took me nearly a week to find the video -the original website is gone- but I now have positive proof that the landings were faked, right here.
You may want to save some bandwidth by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save As..." or "Save target as..." depending your browser.


UPDATE: Forgot to mention: listen closely as the astronaut mentions Mr. Gorsky...

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