Wednesday, February 28, 2007


It is 6:48 a.m. and dark out at 28.7 degrees F. and Patrick is alsleep at my feet on his afghan.

Well, Gators basketball season is effectively over. Third SEC loss in four games. Down to Tennessee by as much as 27 points, they rallied back to within nine, but too little too late. Guess the most we can hope for, for the rest of the season, is respectfull losses, so our new rallying cry will be:


Just a few regular season losses left, then a loss in the SEC tourney, then first round loss in the NCAA, then it's over. Don't know what happened to these boys...Now ANYBODY can beat them...They will for sure fall out of the top ten, should fall out of the top 25. For a team that was almost unbeatable for most of the season to fall so far is VERY curious--and it's not just that other teams are playing up to UF--this team is terrible right now. Can't shoot, turnovers out of control, can't rebound, no defense whatsover...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


It is 8:54 a.m. and Patrick is outside where it is 31.1 degrees F. and grey.
more later.

Gators have lost last two of three SEC games. Pwople say they have nothing to "play for". They've clinched the regular season Conference championship. But Sec Tourney and NCAA tourney loom--these last few SEC games have no meaning--but it's alarming.

They play unranked Tennessee tonite and are only 2 point favorites--and that's being generous. We'll see...

Monday, February 26, 2007



No. Geocacher Caches Found Caches Hidden * Total Caches *
1 King Boreas 1069 1261 2330
2 OzGuff 2997 716 3713
3 retiredprof 3471 551 4022
4 geogold 1622 549 2171
5 IceCreamMan 3864 537 4401
6 CCCooperAgency 18908 484 19392
7 DMflyer 2691 468 3159
8 Insp Gadget 851 428 1279
9 HaZzMaTt... 1928 427 2355
10 Chance Encounter 1092 388 1480
11 SixDogTeam 979 384 1363
12 Odder 472 379 851
13 BackBrakeBilly 8858 370 9228
14 Wheeler Dealers 1412 366 1778
15 TEAM KFWB GPS 1 360 361
16 MightyDee 6092 359 6451
16 9Key 2050 359 2409
18 Team Geo-Rangers 3893 358 4251
19 Sandbassking & Queen 3472 353 3825
20 DrHogg 2175 341 2516
21 TeamAlamo 20202 339 20541
21 JoGPS 4069 339 4408
23 the federation 2931 327 3258
24 FunkyNassau 1107 312 1419
25 Marky 5571 309 5880


Petition to Investigate and Indict John F. Kerry for acts of treason

Signers: 210987

Though John Kerry has an extensive and well-documented record of anti-American activities over the past three decades, it is his acts of treason in 1970-71 that are the subject of this petition for indictment. Our appeal notes both Kerry's violations of the UCMJ (Article 104 part 904) and U.S. Code (18 USC Sec. 2381 and 18 USC Sec. 953), and calls for his disqualification for public office in accordance with the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3, which states: "No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President ... having previously taken an oath ... to support the Constitution of the United States, [who has] engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

Why prosecute John Kerry now? In October 2003, Mr. Kerry chose to make his Vietnam war record the centerpiece of his campaign for the presidency; this has been especially true since his primary victory in March 2004. In response, more than 165,000 signatories of the above-referenced petition for indictment have made his war record the centerpiece of their campaign to disqualify Kerry from public office. We understand that no action is likely to be taken on this petition until after the 02 November election. Be it known, however, that on 03 November, we will seek full recourse in an effort to have John Kerry prosecuted for acts of treason and disqualified from any future campaign for any national office. We are thus committed to holding Mr. Kerry accountable for his actions, as there is no statute of limitations for acts of treason.

NOTICE: This petition for indictment was delivered to Senate President Richard Cheney, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Attorney General John Ashcroft on Monday, 18 October 2004. We are currently awaiting a reply from the Department of Justice. Click here to read the full text of the letter.

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Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Honorable Richard B. Cheney
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Honorable William H. Frist, M.D.
United States Senate
461 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
United States House of Representatives
235 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

18 October 2004

Hon. Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General of these United States:
Hon. Richard B. Cheney, President of the United States Senate:
Hon. William H. Frist, M.D., Majority Leader of the United States Senate:
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker, United States House of Representatives:

On behalf of more than 180,000 Americans who have attached their names, including my own, hereto ("Petitioners"), I respectfully submit this request for investigation and indictment of Senator John Forbes Kerry (D. Mass.) for acts of treason in connection with the proffering of counsel and assistance to enemy agents in time of warfare ("Petition for Investigation and Indictment").

Specifically, Petitioners request the United States Department of Justice open or renew an investigation of Mr. Kerry's actions of "giving aid and comfort" to Communist North Vietnam, particularly in regard to his meetings with enemy agents in Paris on multiple occasions between 1970 and 1972 while still an officer in the United States Navy. Such counsel and assistance to enemy agents in time of warfare is in direct violation of UCMJ (Article 104 part 904), U.S. Code (18 USC Sec. 2381 and 18 USC Sec. 953) and other applicable laws and acts of Congress.

Some of Sen. Kerry's anti-American activities and protests in association with Vietnam Veterans Against the War and other subversive groups may have been subject to pardon by President James E. Carter's Executive Order 4483 of 21 January 1977, which provided general amnesty for draft evaders and other war protesters. However, it is the considered opinion of legal scholars that acts of treason in connection with providing aid and comfort to the enemy in time of warfare are not covered by EO 4483.

Though Sen. Kerry claims to have received an Honorable Discharge at the conclusion of his military service, he refuses to sign a Standard Form 180 authorizing the release of his complete military records in an effort, we believe, to conceal his separation from the military by other than honorable discharge. This assertion is supported by the fact that Sen. Kerry's discharge was subject to review after EO 4483 by a board of officers acting under Title 10, U.S. Code Section 1162 and 1163 in reference to involuntary separation from the service. Those records are critical to the disposition of this Petition for Investigation and Indictment.

Additionally, in connection with an other than honorable discharge, the Department of Defense may have revoked all pay benefits, allowances, medals and honors. Here Petitioners note that upon becoming a U.S. senator in 1985, Mr. Kerry requested that all his medals be reissued, and, more recently, that he received a revised DD-214 listing an Honorable Discharge.

Why are we requesting that John Kerry be investigated and indicted now?

In October 2003, Mr. Kerry chose to make his Vietnam War record the centerpiece of his campaign for the presidency; this has been especially true since his Democrat Presidential primary victory in March 2004. Outraged by this and in response, the more than 180,000 signatories of the above-referenced Petition for Investigation and Indictment chose to make Mr. Kerry's war record the centerpiece of their campaign to disqualify him from public office.

In doing so, Petitioners cite the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3. The pertinent language states: "No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President ... having previously taken an oath ... to support the Constitution of the United States, [who has] engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

Of note, there is no statute of limitations on treason.

It is not Petitioners' intent that this Petition for Investigation and Indictment be acted on prior to the 2 November election as this would be disruptive to the election process. Such action by the Justice Department would only be viewed as "political" in nature. It is, however, Petitioners' intent to ensure that Sen. Kerry's actions are subject to investigative review in order to conclusively determine whether he is legally qualified to hold any future office in accordance with the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment.

Regardless of the outcome of Sen. Kerry's campaign for president, be it known that Petitioners remain committed to holding Sen. Kerry accountable for his actions.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Alexander
Executive Editor and Publisher,
The Federalist Patriot

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Lead Dog's GPSr and thermometer at an Artesian Well Earthcache. A little iron?

It is 7:36 a.m. and 32.0 degrees out and the little white pooper dog is in my lap.

Well, the Oscars are dead to me, now. Too many mexicans and too many (shudder) Algores. I wish some alternative group would come up with a prime time show for AMERICANS. Well, nevermind, it's hoolywierd.

One dissapointing thing to me is Eddie Murphy being snubbed. Probably the most talented performer there-- but, ah, he doesn't do that Hollywood thing, so he's an outsider. He has a body of work, that any one of at least twenty of his performances would be worthy of an award, IMHO. I would have given him an award for The Nutty Professor. Nobody can do what he does. Oh, but it's comedy, I forgot. But it was a morality play--not to many of them in Hollywood.

If you are going to give it to a black, why Forest Whitaker or oh, my gosh HUDSON? What a joke -- shows it's all political. These actors are scum. And Gore for an Inconvenient Bullshit?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying these other people are not good-- what I'm saying is it's not performance based, the vote that is. It's all just so much crap.

I just wonder what all these other actresses, some who have labored for years in crappy roles, devoted their lives to their craft, worked their asses off, been brilliant in supporting rolls, think when a non-actress newcomer comes along, gets a roll based on a different talent than acting, and walks away with an Oscar? Break out the Vodka.

NObody promised us a Rose Garden.

Diss-covery channel is continuing their crusade agaisnt Christianity with a new program claiming the bones of Jusus, Joseph and Mary have abeen discovered... Good Luck with that. Their last effort was discredited as being forgery-based...

It's all just to sell tickets, but how far do you go?

Especially in lite of the fact that we're engaged in a deadly Holy War with Islam?


Sunday, February 25, 2007


It is 8:38 a.m. and grey and 37.0 degrees F. and 25 knot wind. Patrick is sleeping at my feet on his afghan in front of the space heater. Last night an ice storm blew thru here. Sounded like a freakin' freight train (NOT a passenger train.) Ice was tinkling against the window panes. Pretty scary. Patrick was his usual log-self. We have six antique HUGE Elm trees around the house. The one in the back yard let go with a big limb sometime in the night. So I've got some hard labor ahead of me when it warms up a bit. Thank the Good Lord it didn't land on the roof. I rode in a 2000 Trans Am WS6 yesterday. Massive horsepower!!! Pewter in color. (Only 6,000 built; with corvette motor). Today's quote: "The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility." --Lord Fisher

Saturday, February 24, 2007


It is 5:12 a.m. and dark out at 20.1 degrees, wind chill is 9 degrees. Patrick is still in bed. Quote of the day: "God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb." --English Proverb More later

Friday, February 23, 2007


To the Fondas, Sheehans, Pelosis, Kerrys and Murthas:

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." (Cicero--42 B.C.)


It is 8:35 a.m. and Patrick is sleeping under his afghan on the recliner.

Not a lot to say today. Did anyone else think that judge in the Anna Nichole where do we bury her hearing was like a six year old trying to play in the adult world?

Maybe I just dreamed this, but didn't the LOST promos state that they were going to reveal the answers to three key questions? I don't get any answers, just more questions. I'm getting a little peeved at them lying to us about telling us stuff. They almost never do.

Why is there a polar bear on the Island? Because he escaped from the ZOO on a neighboring island. Uh, lame!

So I guess Michael and Walt are gone forever?

Is it just me or is Jack's new doctor girlfriend just getting prettier and prettier each week, and Kate just keeps getting dirtier and more ornery? Maybe they're getting ready to killKate off--she is a terrorist bomber after all... Guess I need to check into the LOST forums to see what the scuttlebutt is.

ttyl --OH THAT REMINDS ME JLo Hewitt was 28 a few days ago--Happy Birthday, Ghost Whisperer!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Che K and I conquered an island cache that's only been logged by one other group, and that was a year and a half ago. Our logs: (we are the first to WALK to it, over the ice.)

February 21 by SixDogTeam (968 found)
FINALLY got this sucker!! Che K Parked the car on the mainland and we hiked down to the lake. Che K and I strolled over from Magenica Island. About a six mile hike, round trip, but took three hours to do. Took one of my stouter hiking staffs as an ice probe. Absolutely beautiful morning. About 25 degrees F. and heavy fog kept visibility at about 40 yards. We skirted the shoreline, by the cemetery, crossed the creek,continued around the point,then waited a few minutes for the fog to lift enough to see the trees on Monument island, then crossed at the Deer Crossing, kept to the beach, then climbed the cliff and bushwacked the final .20 miles. I pointed out the hiding spot to Che and she spotted the cache container right away. Coordinates dead on. Easy find, not so easy to get to. There was about an inch of snowmelt ice over the mud on the crossing, which we made VERY carefully. Deep snowdrifts on the islands, some up to two feet deep. A real workout. There were a number of ice fishermen on the lake.On the way back the mud ice was beginning to break up, as it was above freezing and eventually got to mid forties. We rewarded ourselves with cheeseburgers, tenderloins and fries with Heinikens at the Sports Bar in LaGro afterwards. Thanks for the Cache, Tricky!. We are the second accounts to log online. Paper log had these names:Kate (impression);GregBender 10-16-05; Team ABC 10-16-05. -- Lead Dog

February 21 by Che K (1107 found)
Well, I guess me and my partner are STF this cache. And what an adventure it was!

We woke up to a freezing fog alert this morning. (I had never heard of freezing fog.)

It took forever to get to Lead Dog's house, and then I couldn't get up his lane. Then we drove to the area of the cache and had to park a looong way away because of the deep snow on the roads. Next it was hike, hike, hike to where we thought the island should be...only we couldn't see it because of the fog. So we waaaited for the fog to lift enough that we could see where we were going.

Once we actually got on the island it was more hiking and climbing and bushwhacking to get to the cache, which we found easily enough. And what a view!

Cache was in excellent condition. We have photos of our 3-hour tour we will be uploading. I have no idea how many miles we had to hike to log this cache. I think we decided it was 5 or 6. Thank heavens it was a mild day!

Then it was off to lunch where Lead Dog handed the girl a bill and told her to keep the change. "Are you sure?" she asked. "It's a hundred dollar bill!"

We are very pleased with our efforts on this cache and both rank it as one of our favorites. Lead Dog said that this cache is what geocaching is all about and I second that. Thanks for bringing us here, Trickworm!

WE are pretty proud of this accomplishment!!


It is 9:41 a.m. and 35 degrees F. out and Patrick is curled up on his afghan at my feet in front of the space heater. The wind is roaring, not like a frieght train (I hate that) but roaring nonetheless, and gusting to about 30 knots.

Watched some of American Idol last night. As you may remember, we championed Kelly Pickler last year, and when she was cut, we championed Kat McPhee. Well of course we were right because we can spot talent even better than Simon. They both have recording contracts and a music career now...

You just have to LOOK GOOD and SOUND GOOD.

Our favorite for this year, is without a doubt, LESLIE HUNT, a fiery redhead. Probably not the best female vocalist, but the one we'd want to watch and hear... You heard it here first.

Apparently Hillary and Barrack Asama-Bimbo-Sambo-Bama-Bummer are having some sort of spat, I don't listen to them. Hope that works out for them.

More later, maybe.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


It is 6:41 a.m. and 24.1 degrees out and dark. Earthdog is still in bed.

Found White Tea bags (blended with green) in Big Lots yesterday. It is supposed to maybe be as good or better for you than even green. I'm drinking some now, but I don't know what it tastes like because it's in my Wal*Mart Hazlenut Cappucino...

What to rant about today? Don't know. Random stream of C.

A guy on Coast to Coast last night mentioned a theory on why the arabs are so bloodthirsty and primitive. He thinks maybe they were a genetic experiment conducted by aliens that didn't work out right, and they dumped them here. Makes sense. They sure don't fit in with the rest of humanity, even the more primitive tribes like the red indians and the congo negroes. Unlike them, it seems these arabs just can't be civilized and are trapped in this moronic suicidal killing phase. Oh, does that sound racist? Tough shit. The hebrews are semetic people also (supposedly) and they are at the apex of civilization. So maybe the arabs and persians WERE tampered with by alien Nazi doctors in a genetic experiment gone wry. That might explain some of the animals in Australia, also, like duck billed platypus' for example...

If I see one more update on that playmate model with the big dead boobs on TV, by head will explode. At least Disney baldy is back in rehab, so that may shut her publicity up for awhile.

**Dark-skinned White Man alert**

Barack Sambo Bambo is campaigning hard, I don't know why--I guess to build up creds for a run in '12 or '16... He won't get the nomination, because the first black president will have a lot of hurdles to leap, and not being qualified is the least of them. And he can't get the VP slot behind Hillary, because that would be a woman AND a black, a lot for the voters to swallow in one election. Should the dems pic a white man to run, tho, Osama might be a shoo in for the VP slot.

The latest thrust of his campaigning seems to be to convince blacks that he IS indeed black. White people know he is, because the white man's definition of black is: one drop of black blood and you're black. Most coloreds go along with this, I guess, but maybe not all. I guess there is such a thing as not being black enuff--that may be a function of your lifestyle and or activities, etc., more than your phenotype, I don't know.

Anyway Sambo is assuring South Carolina blacks that he is plenty black. I don't know. His mother was white--that puts him at 50%--could go either way--So the test is, was his father 100% Kenyan? Depends on whether he was tribal or Urban I guess-- and he got out of Arica, so maybe he has a drop of white blood, that fatal drop that makes Barracky Backy more white than black. What? you say it doesn't matter? It matters.

I got a letter from an official of the Geological Society of America yesterday. Actually Patrick got it. (A lot of people don't know he's a dog, altho we've never kept it a secret, and he brags about it). So I've had email correspondence and dealings with this guy and well, I'm going to button it.

He's a great guy. And we all make little faux pas (sp?--I'm not a frency frenchman, I'm a white Roosian). So come with me to a sentence in the letter, and I quote:

"...on at least 4 of the Earth's continents (North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica etc) and have established..."

If you know what "etc." means and you know about continents, You'll know what I mean!

Well, the public taxpayers had to expend more dollars rescueing more idiots stuck on a mountain they were trying to climb in a BLIZZARD--and since these morons and their DOG survived, the drive-by is all over them--but not asking them WHY--I say let Darwinism take care of these idiots, and cull their genes out of the pool...

I guess since they had the dog along, this was more of a hike, than a climb--the dog was the smartest of the group.

OK, anything else? Oh, Sambo-Bambo left Carolina and went to pick up1.2 million bucks from the usual Hollywierd suspects. They haven't exactly decided to back him, but he's black and liberal, so they fall all over each other praising him. Pretty-boy Clooney says he's the most charismatic individual he's ever been in a room with. What a tool!!

More later, gotta go.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


It is 8:24 a.m. and40.5 degrees F. and everything is melting. Patrick is on the recliner.

Yesterday was "presidents day." I don't have the faintest idea what that means. I guess it's a day to honor Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Reagan, T. Roosevelt and Liar-boy Clinton. I don't know.

Martin Luther King gets his own day, unshared with other Civil Rights Leaders. That's becasue he was much more important and had a much bigger impact on our Republic that Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson. Oh, he didn't? It's just a scrap thrown to a voting block by cesspool-stinking politicians? Never mind.

This month's ungrateful moron entertainer using his stage for left-wing political statements:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Ricky Martin, who was a headliner at the 2001 inauguration ball for President George W. Bush, has a message for the American commander in chief about war.

At a recent concert, the 35-year-old singer stuck up his middle finger when he sang the president's name in his song "Asignatura Pendiente," which includes the words, "a photo with Bush." The gesture last Friday prompted cheers from thousands of fans in the San Juan stadium.

On Thursday, the Puerto Rican heartthrob repeated his criticism of the Iraq war and explained his changed position on Bush.

"My convictions of peace and life go beyond any government and political agenda and as long as I have a voice onstage and offstage, I will always condemn war and those who promulgate it," Martin said about his action in an e-mail statement sent to The Associated Press via a spokesman.

What a class act!!

Monday, February 19, 2007


It is 7:44 a.m. and 15.2 degrees out and Patrick is asleep at my feet, on his afghan in front of the space heater.

More later.

This was posted on the Free Republic by AbnSarge:

Congressman Wynn (Md-4);

I am a Soldier and a resident of Maryland.

I have served this state and nation in uniform, with one break in service, since 1974.

I have served a tour in Iraq as a combat Infantryman, and am preparing for another.

My son has fought in Iraq.

My father fought in Germany in World War II.

My Grandfather fought in France in World War I, and his wife served in the AEF Signal Corps in France as well.

My family has given over 80 years of military service to this nation.

I listened to a great deal of the debate on the non-binding resolution passed on February 16, 2007. Your debate and subsequent vote was one of the most despicable actions I have ever seen a supposed representative of the people commit during time of war.

You say you support the troops, but oppose the mission.

I say you cannot support me while giving aid and comfort to the enemy I have faced and will soon face again.

Your actions encourage him and give him motivation to fight harder knowing that although I may defeat him in battle, you will defeat me from behind.

I do not challenge your right to oppose the President’s policy. Dissent is part of our heritage and guaranteed by our Constitution. However, during time of war, dissent by members of the government should conduct such discourse behind closed doors, where your actions are not seen and utilized by our battlefield opponents.

Actions have consequences. Unfortunately, you will not pay the consequences for your actions. I and my soldiers will.

You say you support the troops.

I say you are a liar.

1 posted on 02/16/2007 7:21:45 PM PST by AbnSarge

Sunday, February 18, 2007


FROM THE NEW YORK POST: (Emphasis added...)


ON OUR SIDE:Army Lt. Sam Bonner gets a salute from an Iraqi civilian yesterday in Baghdad as troops stepped up their effort to bring law and order to the capital.
Story Bottom

February 17, 2007 -- PROVIDING aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime is treason. It's not "just politics." It's treason.

And signaling our enemies that Congress wants them to win isn't "supporting our troops."

The "nonbinding resolution" telling the world that we intend to surrender to terrorism and abandon Iraq may be the most disgraceful congressional action since the Democratic Party united to defend slavery.

The vote was a huge morale booster for al Qaeda, for Iraq's Sunni insurgents, and for the worst of the Shia militias.

The message Congress just sent to them all was, "Hold on, we'll stop the surge, we're going to leave - and you can slaughter the innocent with our blessing."

We've reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage.

Yes, some members voted their conscience. But does anyone believe they were in the majority?

This troop surge might not work. We can't know yet. But we can be damned sure that the shameful action taken on the Hill while our troops are fighting isn't going to help.

And a word about those troops: It's going to come as a shock to the massive egos in Congress, but this resolution won't hurt morale - for the simple reason that our men and women in uniform have such low expectations of our politicians that they'll shrug this off as business as usual.

This resolution has teeth, though: It's going to bite our combat commanders. By undermining their credibility and shaking the trust of their Iraqi counterparts, it makes it far tougher to build the alliances that might give Iraq a chance.

If you were an Iraqi, would you be willing to trust Americans and risk your life after the United States Congress voted to abandon you?

Now that Donald Rumsfeld's gone, the Democrats are doing just what they pilloried the former Secretary of Defense for doing: Denying battlefield commanders the troops and resources they need.

Congresswoman Pelosi, have you no shame?

As a former soldier who still spends a good bit of time with those in uniform, what infuriates me personally is the Doublespeak, Stalin-Prize lie that undercutting our troops and encouraging our enemies is really a way to "support our troops."

As for bringing them home, why not respect the vote the troops themselves are taking: Sustained re-enlistment rates have been at a record high.

And our soldiers and Marines know they'll go back to Iraq or Afghanistan. And no, Senator Kerry, it's not because they're too stupid to get a "real" job like yours or because they're "mercenaries." Some Americans still believe in America.

If our troops are willing to fight this bitter war, how dare Congress knife them in the back?

On Thursday night, I was in Nashville as a guest of the 506th Regimental Combat Team - with whom I'd spent all too brief a time in Baghdad.

The occasion was their welcome-home ball, complete with dress uniforms spangled with awards for bravery. Proud spouses sat beside their returned warriors.

Of course, those soldiers were glad to be home with their loved ones. But they also know they'll go back to one theater of war or another - and no one complained.

They share a value that Congress has forgotten: duty. They're willing to bear the weight of the world on their shoulders. Because they know that freedom has a price.

As you entered the ballroom for the event, the first thing you saw was a line of 34 photographs. A single white candle softly lit each frame. Those were the members of the 506th who didn't come home.

Soldiers honor their dead. It's the least Congress could do to honor the living men and women in uniform.

You don't support our troops by supporting our enemies.

Ralph Peters' latest book is "Never Quit The Fight."



It is 7:47 a.m. and 11.9 degrees F. Patrick is curled up at my feet on his afghan infront of the space heater. He's in a good mood this morning, I have no clue why.


Today is the sixth anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt at Daytona. God Rest his Soul.

Today's Quote:

"I have the three things women want: I'm hot, and I'm smart." --Michael Kelso

We had a thaw yesterday for a few minutes, altho my thermometer said thirty degrees--The icicles began dripping...

The peace democrats, like drunken Kennedy (What a collosal embarrasment to his family) have taken to using "newspeak" phrases like "MASSIVE RE-DEPLOYMENT." What tools! That should show what they think of the American peoples' intelligence.


Well, Mitt Romney is trying to retreat from his Mormon roots, under relentless pounding by "reporters" . In answer to the grilling on his religion, he says Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives. The drive by media is calling him on that, saying that the Mormons say He will come back to America. ..

Well, it's been tough to find any hard news on the MSM, since they have been so fixated with giving us every detail of Anna Nicholes death and the aftermath. But, low and behold, Britney knocked her out of first place by shaving her head! (Bread and Circuses).

I drank my first bottle of Warbirds Pale Ale last night. Brewed right here in the big City to the north. Well the Gators gave it up to Vandy, beaten baaadly. Largely ignored by the press, even tho they are defending champs and have a great run of victories going, now the press wakes up, comes out and gloats. What's up with that? I say good. Let them dis us all they want, it just fuels the hunger. Guess they didn't learn from the football deal...

Saturday, February 17, 2007



Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That—

(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and

(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

(3) Congress expresses its regret that (2) above contradicts (1) above, but our democrat majority is just a stinking cesspool of political opportunists and moral degenerates.

-Trader Rick


Patrick geocaching with a friend

It is 6:03 a.m. and 20.1 degrees F. out and snowing slightly. Earthdog Patrick is playing Terrier and has a mouse ( or moth or something) trapped in or behind the chiferobe here in the office. He's really in his element.

Check out the Anysoldier link at the right that I've added to the Links section of the blog, if you want to send a letter of support to a serviceman in Iraq or Afghanistan, or a care package. The website, which is government approved, provides instructions (what to send and how) and addresses of contacts. The main idea is to get letters to G.I.'s that don't get much letters, and provide small items of comfort for the troops.

Another new link is for the Military Association of Geocachers, to aid active duty Geo- service personnel to get involved in geocaching in their new duty station areas, and is open to AD, Vets, family, friends, etc.

I've also provided a link to the profile page for Indiana Spirit Quest series of Geocaches honoring Indiana Pioneers and Veterans of all wars.

Gators (24-2, 11-0) play on National TV today, I think on CBS at one of the clock, for only the fourth or fifth time. Yes, it's an SEC game, but I forget, oh it's Vandy on their court. Last game was a milestone for Coach, his 250th wind and also for Taurean Green, his 1000th career point was scored.

Patrick's still standing watch.

Friday, February 16, 2007



No. Geocacher Caches Found Caches Hidden * Total Caches *

1 King Boreas 1070 1258 2328
2 OzGuff 2997 698 3695

3 retiredprof 3306 542 3848
4 IceCreamMan 3852 537 4389
5 geogold 1584 522 2106
6 CCCooperAgency 18838 484 19322
7 DMflyer 2660 454 3114
8 Insp Gadget 851 428 1279
9 HaZzMaTt... 1924 427 2351
10 Chance Encounter 1092 389 1481
11 Odder 469 378 847
12 SixDogTeam 967 374 1341
13 BackBrakeBilly 8780 368 9148
14 Wheeler Dealers 1317 362 1679
15 TEAM KFWB GPS 1 360 361
16 MightyDee 6022 359 6381
17 9Key 2002 358 2360
18 Team Geo-Rangers 3770 354 4124
19 Sandbassking & Queen 3421 345 3766
20 DrHogg 2154 341 2495
21 TeamAlamo 19737 338 20075
22 the federation 2925 320 3245
23 FunkyNassau 1106 312 1418
24 JoGPS 4070 311 4381
25 Marky 5555 309 5864



No. Geocacher Caches Found Caches Hidden * Total Caches *

1 King Boreas 1070 1258 2328
2 OzGuff 2997 698 3695

3 retiredprof 3306 542 3848
4 IceCreamMan 3852 537 4389
5 geogold 1584 522 2106
6 CCCooperAgency 18838 484 19322
7 DMflyer 2660 454 3114
8 Insp Gadget 851 428 1279
9 HaZzMaTt... 1924 427 2351
10 Chance Encounter 1092 389 1481
11 Odder 469 378 847
12 SixDogTeam 967 374 1341
13 BackBrakeBilly 8780 368 9148
14 Wheeler Dealers 1317 362 1679
15 TEAM KFWB GPS 1 360 361
16 MightyDee 6022 359 6381
17 9Key 2002 358 2360
18 Team Geo-Rangers 3770 354 4124
19 Sandbassking & Queen 3421 345 3766
20 DrHogg 2154 341 2495
21 TeamAlamo 19737 338 20075
22 the federation 2925 320 3245
23 FunkyNassau 1106 312 1418
24 JoGPS 4070 311 4381
25 Marky 5555 309 5864


This is too moronic for words. And it's not just Illinois that's getting screwed, either:

U. of Illinois bars Indian symbol
By David Mercer
Chief Illiniwek
Chief Illiniwek performs during a game.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois will drop its 81-year-old American Indian mascot, Chief Illiniwek, following the last men's basketball home game of the season on Wednesday, officials said.

The move makes the school eligible to host postseason NCAA championship events, but it angered many Illini fans who say the chief honors American Indians.

The NCAA in 2005 deemed Illiniwek -- portrayed by buckskin-clad students who dance at home football and basketball games and other athletic events -- an offensive use of American Indian imagery and barred the university from hosting postseason events.

American Indian groups and others have complained for years that the mascot, used since 1926, is demeaning.

This is political Correctness run amuck. Why don't these stoopid NCAA dolts stick to sports instead of getting into politics?

Actually, and I know you don't want to hear this, because you can't handle the truth, we don't need to cater to these redskins. Why?

Because they created a lot of hardships for America's building of the Greatest Civilization in World History. They were, by and large, a BLOODTHIRSTY stone age culture with just three occupations: Soldier, Witch Doctor, Hunter/Gatherer. They killed a lot of our people, burned a lot of our cabins and wagons, and stole more than their share of horses. They were NOT nice people.They decided not to assimilate. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind...

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