Wounded Warrior Project

I found this site while cruising around the evil Democratic Underground. It is a project dedicated to giving assistance and items to as many of the thousands of wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as possible.

Go to the photo essay section and read the stories of these young men and women. I can't believe their selfless dedication to our country (even when it's leader's fucked up rationale got them where they are today).

These people deserve our support and admiration. Instead of buying someone a piece of crap from Wal*Mart, donate the money to this cause. It will be much more appreciated and more in line with the spirit of the season.

Where has the time gone?

Sorry it has been a while since I have updated but I have been a little busy. My wife is nine months pregnant and we are trying to get ready for the baby's arrival (he will definitely be here by Thursday). Anyhoo, I will be posting infrequently for a little while as we get ready and then bring home our baby boy.

I hope you all stick around, no telling what a new child will do to my attitude.

Oh, I have been thinking about bringing on a guest writer or two. If anyone would be interested in writing or sharing your political ideas, please leave a comment. I will not discriminate against conservatives (even if they are simple minded and gullible).



A Wartime Correspondent Speaks Out

Kevin Sites, the now famous battlefield photographer has release a statement on his blog, kevinsites.net . In it, he explains his rationale for releasing the now infamous footage of the marine shooting the wounded and unarmed insurgent during the recent Faluja incursion by the U.S. military.

It is an amazingly fair and heartfelt report from the field. Kevin Sites has exhibited more bravery in an extremely hostile and dangerous environment by voluntarily going into harms way to document this war than 99% of those who have criticized him. He has literally put his life on the line to practice one of our most fundamental rights under the constitution, freedom of the press.

The people on the right who have said this man should be killed or declared an enemy of the state are just as ignorant as those who have called for the marine's death. No topic is black and white especially during the "fog of war".

I strongly encorage everyone to read Mr. Site's site and account of what happened and to reserve your judgement until then.

Here is an excerpt:
This week I've even been shocked to see myself painted as some kind of anti-war activist. Anyone who has seen my reporting on television or has read the dispatches on this website is fully aware of the lengths I've gone to play it straight down the middle -- not to become a tool of propaganda for the left or the right.

But I find myself a lightning rod for controversy in reporting what I saw occur in front of me, camera rolling.

It's time you to have the facts from me, in my own words, about what I saw -- without imposing on that Marine -- guilt or innocence or anything in between. I want you to read my account and make up your own minds about whether you think what I did was right or wrong. All the other armchair analysts don't mean a damn to me.

Here it goes.

November set to be worst month for U.S. Casualties

No. 1200-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2004



DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. Bradley T. Arms, 20, of Charlottesville, Va.

Lance Cpl. Demarkus D. Brown, 22, of Martinsville, Va.

Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia, 22, of Santa Maria, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Joseph T. Welke, 20, of Rapid City, S.D.

Arms and Brown died Nov. 19, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Downey died Nov. 19 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov. 11 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Heredia died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 10 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Welke died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 19 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Arms was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Baltimore, Md. Brown was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Downey was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Heredia was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Welke was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For more information on Arms, contact the Inspector/Instructor Staff at Lynchburg, Va., at (434) 237-2206. For more information on Brown, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033. For more information on Downey, contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Public Affairs Office at (808) 257-8840 or (808) 257-8839. For more information on Heredia or Welke contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

--We are averaging 5 lost per day for this month exceeding the previous worst month, March when we averaged 4.67 killed per day.


Mission accomplished my ass.

Preparations being made by Neo-Cons to abandon Iraq

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/11/22/ha... /

By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff November 22, 2004

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of national security specialists who supported the toppling of Saddam Hussein are moving to a position unthinkable even a few months ago: that the large US military presence is impeding stability as much as contributing to it and that the United States should begin major reductions in troops beginning early next year.

--I predict that if they do pull out before the mission is accomplished, the majority of Bush supporters will believe and repeat whatever justification is given even though to do so would be a complete flip-flop of previous assertions.

5 Killed, 2 Wounded in "Hunter Rage"

HAYWARD, Wis. - A dispute among deer hunters over a tree stand in northwestern Wisconsin erupted Sunday in a series of shootings that left five people dead and three injured, officials said.

The alleged gunman, a man from the Twin Cities area, was arrested Sunday afternoon at the line between Rusk and Sawyer counties, according to Sawyer County sheriff's officials.

The violence began shortly after a hunting party saw a hunter occupying their tree stand, Sawyer County Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle told KSTP-TV of St. Paul, Minn. A confrontation and shooting followed.

One of the shooting victims radioed back to the deer shack for help, he said. When more hunters came to the scene, they also were shot, Zeigle said.

--Guns don't kill people, pissed off hunters with guns do a pretty good job though...



Free thinkers at freerepublic.com calling for death of cameraman

Some of the patriotic red state Americans who are members of the conservative website, Free Republic, are wishing death on the U. S. camerman who captured the marine shooting the wounded and unarmed Iraqi insurgent. The video of the shooting has recieved worldwide attention and provoked criticism and condemnation of the act from some quarters.

In a recent thread about the incident, freepers, as free republic members are commonly known had the following to say about the cameraman, Kevin Sikes:

No need for anything overt. Unfortunate things happen in combat zones, and if the reporter fails to hear someone yell "Sniper!!", well, c'est la guerre.

9 posted on 11/16/2004 1:11:50 PM PST by Charles Martel
more along the lines that Mr. Sites life is in danger being around the Marines. I would certainly hope so.

19 posted on 11/16/2004 1:53:38 PM PST by sport
I hope the Marines advance and leave Sites behind...alone in Fallujah with his terrorist buddies.

32 posted on 11/16/2004 2:10:32 PM PST by BushisTheMan
I wrote Mr. S.......suggested he best hope he never needs one of our heroes to watch his back.

24 posted on 11/16/2004 2:01:10 PM PST by OldFriend

And it goes on and on. Sedition, traitor, treasonous bastard, aided and abetted the enemy; all words used against a cameraman who is braver than most of the blowhards trashing him. A cameraman doing his job and capturing the moment when a marine shoots an unarmed and wounded man. A journalist with a piece of footage that may or may not show a violation of the Geneva Convention taking place.

I wonder what the enlightened vengeful freepers would do with our press? Lock them up for reporting anything negative about the military, the president or his administration regardless of whether or not it was true?

I worry about the future of our country because the people who post these violent diatribes blindly support President Bush and his cronies. There is nothing this administration can do that would ever cause these zombies to question it. Their blind faith causes them to question the patriotism of anyone whe dares point out the flaws, mistakes or criminal behavior of the politicians and military they worship.

They have gone beyond questioning patriotism now to demanding retribution in the form of death or prison. I wonder how long it will take before one of them acts upon this sense of duty and "takes out" a traitor for practicing a constitutional right that goes against their strict moral values interpretation of what is right and wrong in and for America.

I wonder how many of their compatriots will defend that action.

When Rodent's Abandon Moral Values

Oh Farrah, where art thou?

Well it has been one week since we have heard from Farrah. She has not posted anything on Cam's website nor has she or her verbose husband posted anything here. I guess they are hunkered down with Mark Geragos plotting the civil/criminal charges they will file against me. I have a cadre of high powered attorneys standing by on retainer ready to bury them in legal paperwork and motions should the need arise (okay, not really but I am recording Judge Judy and CSI to review just in case).

I wonder if Cam or Farrah will ever take responsibility for the mistakes they made. Cam is obviously in the ignore mode and, contrary to popular belief, I have no idea nor do I care what Farrah is doing with herself.

It would be nice if the personal responsibility crowd took some, just once.

The conservatives have learned that if you get caught screwing up you:

1. Lie.
2. Blame the other side.
3. Change the rules (See Congress and Tom Delay's possible indictment).
4. Lie some more.
5. Ignore the problem and or pretend it never happened.

Hypocrisy is completely lost somewhere in the shuffle to be self important and superior. It must be nice to be infallible, like the guy from Rome in the funny hat.



Good Kill or Bad Soldier

A video showing a marine shooting an unarmed and wounded insurgent is causing an uproar in the media and around the world. The video, taken by an NBC pool photographer shows several marines meeting up outside a mosque. The speak to each other about the wounded insurgents inside. One marine asks, "Did you shoot any of them?". The video then follows the Marines inside where one can be heard shouting, "He's fucking faking dead!", the camerman then captures the Marine shooting the unarmed and wounded insurgent.

There is alot of supposition going on about this incident. Some people are saying it is a war crime and a violation of the Geneva Convention. To shoot an unarmed non-combative enemy is a violation but we don't know what happened prior to or actually during the event.

A marine was killed earlier in the week after a dead body that was booby trapped exploded. Some people are saying the marine did his job and may have saved his fellow marines from being hurt or killed. I don't know what happened or why. I don't like to second guess our military men and women who are facing life and death decisions every day in Iraq. I think the military will handle the investigation and make it's findings public.

Until then, I hope the soldiers, airmen and marines follow the rules and conventions of war and represent our country and their respective services with honor, dignity and pride. I will never know the pressure this young marine felt and I would never be so arrogant as to say what I would have done. If he screwed up and shot a man out of vengeance or anger, he deserves to be punished and removed from the military. If he acted out of a genuine belief that his fellow marines lives were in danger, then he should carry on with his mission and be allowed to live his life privately without this incident hanging over his head for the rest of his life.

I think the real crime is that our young men and women were put into this position by our government in an unneccessary war that will drag on for years and produce many more incidents like this, most of which will never be made public but will scar these young men and women for the rest of their lives. Those will be the unseen casualties of this war and we won't recognize the consequences of these wounds until many years after this is over and these soldiers are home.



A Turkey's Tale

Image courtesy Cafepress.com

I don't think I have ever posted anything as controversial or as attention getting as the Bush and the turkey picture. At the request of one of my readers, I have researched it and found out some interesting facts.

The presentation of a turkey to the President dates back to Harry S. Truman (he apparently petted it, beginning that sordid tradition).

Kennedy got one in 1963 but, for once, he kept his hands to himself.

Nixon's turkey looked a little roughed up.

Ford had the audacity to try to talk to the turkey over the cold dead frozen corpse of one of his relatives.

There was some sort of embarassing group grope of the poor animal lead by Reagan in 1988.

George H. W. Bush kept a safe distance between himself and the obviously angry turkey in 1991 (although he later approached it and cautiously gave it a wooden pat).

Clinton felt the turkey's pain (and juicy breast) but in an unfortunate mixup, later cooked and ate the bird prompting a $43 million dollar independent counsel investigation.

A confused George W. Bush attempted to communicate with the bird in 2002 and went back to the uncomfortable stroking in 2004.

Whatever happened to responsibility?

What happened to all of the hateful right wing asshats who accused me of lying, defaming Farrah, and being a pathetic loser who couldn't win a political discussion and had to resort to making up stories?

Where is the personal responsibility we hear so much about from the right? Where is the accountability? Where is the "ownership society"? Where is the fair play and responsibility for ones own actions?

Like most right wing traits, it appears to be a lie or an exaggeration or it only applies to the other side. I can't believe how two-faced and hypocritical they are and in such a blatant way. On second thought, why wouldn't I believe it with the overwhelming evidence provided on a daily basis?

If and when Cam ever decides to address this issue, I hope his lurkers and toadies that look here will ask him why he felt the need to shut down all comments on the subject at the exact moment his contributor was proved to be lying.

I wonder if Farrah will return or will she, like all proven right wing liars, disappear with nary an explanation or apology. Or will they continue on as if the whole sordid event never happened?

Time will tell if there is someone on the right will finally take responsibility for their mistakes or it will all be whitewashed and verboten from this point forward.

Cam's credibility has taken a major hit because of his support and vigorous defense of this lie. He can salvage some of it by coming clean and apologizing on behalf of his subordinate but that kind of responsibility has been long gone from the right and I don't expect it to be revived by someone who makes his living by defending the same actions in right-wingers on a national scale.

This fictional account of what an evil left wing spawn did to Farrah's vehicle was indicative of a continuing effort on the right to propagandize the left. To define us all as cheaters, liars and criminals. It is a dangerous precedent that has been repeated time and time again and has grown ever bolder with each successful lie. I am glad this time it was shut down and proved beyond any doubt to be an intentional lie. It didn't take me long or much effort to expose this fraud.

The media (liberal media?) has long ago abandoned any responsibility to be the watchdog responsible for detecting and exposing these frauds so it is now up to the blogosphere to do so. What we don't have in financial means we make up for in sheer determination and will.

Thanks to all who supported me in this venture and shame on all those who attacked me ruthlessly even when it became apparent the object of your defense was not telling the truth. I don't need an apology, but a nice gift from Amazon.com would go a long way in re-establishing civility.

PB Sterling (pbsterling@yahoo.com) can give you my address from over a year ago but maybe it will be forwarded to my new one. I wear an X-Large shirt, am fond of left wing writers and documentaries, and I enjoy exotic foods. Please keep it under $50 so as not to influence my objectivity.



I'd like to welcome the president of Turkey...

I don't know

I am bored.

I need some conservative tom foolery to get my blood boiling. Please let me know if there are any shenanigans going on anywhere.




With Honor and Duty

Once again, Veteran's Day arrives on a somehow befitting and somber cold grey November day. This day offers time to reflect on those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and those who have made a commitment of blood to do the same.

The respective motto's of our fighting forces stand out as a last honorable creeds in a world dominated by insincere slogans.

Marine Corps - Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
Army - This We'll Defend
Navy - Non Sibi Sed Patriae! (Not for self, but country)
Air Force - Uno Ab Alto (One over all)

There is a special place in my heart for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines as I once proudly served with them. I respect every man and woman who ever donned the uniform and took the oath. Although, I may not always agree with them, I still respect their choice to serve and they will always be my brothers and sisters in arms.

I cannot say the same for those proponents, cheerleaders and faint hearted flag wavers who lust for war but run from service.

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."
- Desiderius Erasmus
I am always amazed at the bloodlust of those who have chosen not to serve. The media personalities like Hannity, Savage, Limbaugh, Edwards, Coulter, Traber, Humphries, Boortz, Gingrich, O'Reilly, and the rest of the cowards who, though they deliberately chose not to serve or sacrifice anything in their lives for their country, insist on beating the drums of war with such passion as to question the patriotism of those who object to unnecessary conflict.

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Cowardice is not limited to the media though, the current administration is filled with draft dodgers, malingerers and cheats who used every means at their disposal to avoid service in times of war. Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Ashcroft, Delay, Lott, Feith, and the rest. So eager to send our military men and women to a pre-ordained war, they planned, connived and gleefully used an attack on America as a way to bring their scheme to fruition.

"The mothers and fathers of America will give you their sons and daughters...with the confidence in you that you will not needlessly waste their lives. And you dare not. That's the burden the mantle of leadership places upon you. You could be the person who gives the orders that will bring about the deaths of thousands and thousands of young men and women. It is an awesome responsibility. You cannot fail. You dare not fail..."
-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Only those who have served know the honor and sacrifice it takes. Only those who have fought know that the glory of war is not glorious and death and destruction are not to be cheered. I wonder at the bravery and dedication of common men and women who lay down their lives for their comrades. Who die in our names.

I honor their sacrifice and pray it will not be in vain.

The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
- General Douglas MacArthur

Check Mate

I was feeling really bad about apparently falsely accusing Farrah of making up the horrible SUV vandalism story. I was going to come on today and apologize and beg her and the kind people of Phoenix for forgiveness.

Being the "stalker" I am though, I just had to check out one more thing. If they had gotten the tires replaced on Saturday, why did they wait until Thursday night after 11:00 pm to post it. Sure, they could have been setting me up to look like a foolish conspiracy theorist. Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold. Maybe they just didn't feel the need to provide anything until the demand for evidence by even some of those on their political side became overwhelming.

Up to this point it had been a he said-she said back and forth with either side claiming victory based on our respective supporters.

I had proved wrong and forced them to change or not acknowledge several aspects of their story: The security cameras, the close up shots of the suspect, his car, his dinner and his Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker, the call to the cops, "Officer Brown", and the neighbor witness. But now I was faced with some black and white proof that something had caused Farrah to spend 655.54 on new tires for her Nissan.

As I said yesterday, it is hard to prove that something didn't happen. Farrah and her wonderful Hubby, Arlie, put up (as in put up or shut up)a receipt from a real tire company with real, if heavily blacked out, information and had me questioning my investigation. They proved beyond any doubt that her tires were changed on her 2003 Nissan. That is real evidence. That makes a definite statement. Hardcore unadulterated proof.

What could I do? I called one of the stores which I found by going to their website (www.tires.com)and talked to one of their helpful employees. I stated to him that I was confirming work had been done on a vehicle on Saturday November 6, 2004. He asked if I had the invoice number which I did (Thanks Farrah). He looked it up and confirmed beyond any doubt that indeed Farrah had purchased 4 new tires and paid the afforementioned ammount.

Man, was I slammed.

"Wait a minute," said the helpful young man, "did you say November 6?" Yes I did I told him. "No, they weren't replaced on the sixth." Really? "They were replaced yesterday, the tenth."


I asked him if he was sure and he told me he was. He also told me the work wasn't done at his store but kindly gave me the number to the store where it was. 480-951-9126. The Pavillion location at 9199 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale Arizona.

I called them next and spoke to the exceedingly friendly Jason. He again confirmed the work was done (at their store) on November 10, 2004. Why, I asked, were the tires replaced. He didn't know but he would let me talk to Jack, who sold them to the customer. Jack came on the line and I asked him if the car had to be towed to his location. He said no. I asked him if there was any visible signs of damage to the tires. He said no. I then asked him why Farrah wanted them replaced. He said because the right rear tire kept going down for no reason and she just wanted them all replaced. I asked him if the tire was flat or low when she came in. He said no.

I then asked to speak to Jason again. I asked him if it would be possible to fax me a copy of the invoice to a fax number. He said, "It's on the way."

Things to notice. I have blacked out Farrah's personal information. I have not blacked out the store location and I have left some other things unblacked to prove that this is a different document. At the top is the fax transmittal data from AZ. It states the time as 8:27a. I have highlighted the pertinent information. This is a reprint of the original so there is no signature. The invoice number at the top is different but the highlighted information shows the original invoice number and the date original date of work 11-10-2004. Farrah or Arlie or both changed the line at the top to reflect an earlier date.

To those of you who think I photoshopped or altered her document, I don't think I will be able to convince you otherwise. To those of you who wanted proof. Here it is. I invite any of you on the fence to call any one of the Discount Tire locations and ask them to pull up Invoice #1512270 and verify when the work was done. They will be happy to help you.



The Prosecution Rests

How does one prove something didn't happen? It is very difficult but it can be done. Maybe not beyond a reasonable doubt but certainly by a preponderance of the evidence. I have provided names and telephone numbers of the officials I have contacted repeatedly. Here they are again for those interested.

Sgt. Linvaugh - Phoenix Police Department HQ
Sgt. Mark Huish - Ahwatukee Hills Precinct mark.huish@phoenix.gov

Here are the neighbors I spoke to:

Neighbor #130
Neighbor #126
Neighbor #104 (Incorrectly referred to as "#102" previously)

Here is how I located them: Reverse Address

And I assure you I spoke to all three, I told them my name and that I was investigating an alleged vandalism in their neighborhood for a story I was writing. None of them witnessed anything on that Friday night or Saturday morning. They all said they would know if something like that happened.

People in Phoenix are quite friendly.

I could post their information but they are all innocent bystanders to a non-event. They were friendly, helpful, honest non-interested parties who told the truth that I have relayed exactly as I recieved it.

Here is my undercover operative in Phoenix: Codename Stalker

(Just kidding, I would never expose an undercover agent, I am not in the Bush administration)

While it is obvious to anyone with half a brain and a healthy dose of intellectual curiosity that the events as described (and re-described, and re-explained, and revised and edited) did not happen, it is impossible to prove anything to the satisfaction of those who refuse to think logically, critically or truthfully.

It may be very hard to prove that something didn't happen, but it is incredibly easy to prove that something did. There is always physical evidence left at a crime scene. There is always evidence of the aftermath and the required actions to replace or repair physical objects that were damaged. The constant refusal by Farrah to present anything that would bolster her claim speaks volumes.

I invite any of you who are sincerely interested to contact Sgt. Mark Huish from the Phoenix Police Department Awhatukee Hills Precinct (Farrah's Neighborhood Precinct contrary to what her "hubby" has repeatedly mistated). Ask him about the alleged vandalism, ask him if he spoke to me, ask him if he believes it happened. He is an incredibly professional and publicly minded Police Officer who cares deeply about what happens in his precinct.

One last poke. If that is Farrah's "hubby" positing all these rebuttals and attacks against my character, I invite him to tell me how my undercover operative contacted him on Sunday. It should have been obvious and it should have been used by him by now against me. Come on Farrah, "Farrah's Hubby"? That is the best you could do. I liked that one better when it was used Juan Epstein on "Welcome Back Kotter".


Steven's Wifey

p.s. I am following up on one last lead. I will update if neccessary.

Until then, I have nothing further. The prosecution rests.

p.s.s. Now Cam's site can return to it's slow painful drought of comments, hits, and interest.



Why do they taunt me so?

Conservatives will never pluck that plank of wood out of their own eye, but constantly point out the splinter in mine. That makes me, as they are so found of pointing out, angry.

What do you do when people ignore the evidence you have compiled, or worse mock it and you?

Get more and better evidence.

How do you prove something didn't happen? Go to the source of where it didn't happen. I just got off the phone with a gentleman, let's call him 102, who would, according to him, have been an eyewitness to the aftermath of any vandalism to a vehicle on a Phoenix street on or about Saturday morning, early. 102 also assures me that an incident as heinous as that described would surely have been the talk of the "pods". 102 did advise me that he had seen some shoe polish on a vehicle in the neighborhood that said, "Mandate my ass!". It was on an SUV but it appeared to have been placed there by the owner (Yay, liberal affluent people) I spoke to a very nice lady, let's call her 130. She also would have been in the immediate area of the alleged vehicle attack very early on Saturday morning and later that same day. She also, she assures me, would have been extremely aware if anything like that had happened in their affluent neighborhood. I also spoke to another young lady, let's call her 126. She was not aware of any partisan political or harmless boyhood pranks taking place this last weekend. She was very sure.

I will continue to probe this because the lack of responsibility on the other side has fostered a personal attack against my character. Next stop. Who knows?

Farrah, do the right thing and retract this now ridiculous allegation. Cam, do the right thing and hold her accountable and investigate it yourself.

The truth will set you free.

Unintentional Funny Post from camedwards.com

Here's a clue. If you have to lie about the opposition, it's a pretty good sign your own message is unacceptable to the majority.

Bwahahahahahahaha! You conservatives are hill-arious.

Vandalism that wasn't update.

Well, things have gotten pretty nasty. I have been accused of being a stalker and a liar and of having too much time on my hands (I don't really I just spend too much time doing this type of thing when I should be doing something productive).

Cam Edwards has impugned my credibility:

I have to doubt your credibility in reporting this, given your track record in lying about me. You've stated that I'm "begging" for my job back in Oklahoma City, that I'm (depending on the situation) either making a ton of "blood money" or not much money at all. You've already shown me that you have no problem lying about someone in order to try and take them down a few notches

First of all, I didn't claim you were trying to get your job back, I quoted a source I know in the AM radio field who did. I don't recall saying Cam was making "blood money" but maybe I did. I did say he didn't make much money based on a comment he made a while back. What I think of Cam is an opinion not a claim of fact, although the two aren't mutually exclusive. I don't see how either of those damages my credibility. Cam chose not to answer any of the questions posed by my investigation. That is his perogative. It is also his credibility that he has chosen not to defend with some easily obtained proof (i.e. receipts, photos, etc.).

Farrah's mystery hubby who goes by the name - Farrah's Hubby - has been quite vocal and loquacious in defending her. He fails to address many of the contradictions his "wife" has presented. This has been pointed out by conservative, moderate and liberal minds alike.

Let's see, in direct contradiction to what Farrah wrote in her vandalism post; there was no 911 call, no officer Brown, no surveillance video (which means no Kerry/Edwards sticker with a peeling corner, no Wendys hamburger, no license plate and no closeup of that little bastard "Brian's" face), no police report, no photographs taken, no arrest, and, apparently, no receipts to show any of this took place. Further, Farrah's husband sees no need to file any kind of report with the authorities (police or insurance) to seek re-reimbursement for thousands of dollars worth of electronics. Uh huh.

Then we are asked to believe that a neighbor witnessed the near complete destruction of Farrah's vehicle at the hands of a carload of kids in the middle of the night and did not call the police, even though she caught "Brian" practically "red handed".
We are asked to believe a cop "friend" from a neighboring city, not precinct, was called after a horribly destructive and politically motivated attack was made on Farrah's vehicle. This "friend", who is a cop, came to a neighboring city (where he would have very little authority and a great deal of liability if things went wrong), found "Brian" based on the lazy ass neighbor-who didn't bother to call the cops-description and negotiated a meeting between "Brian's" parents a short time later at which all was resolved except for the matter of thousands of dollars worth of electronics, which "Brian" says he didn't steal and, of course, Farrah believes him and drops the matter completely. Phew!

Cam has chosen to believe this amazing story over the facts presented him. I guess conservatives talk personal responsibility but don't necessarily feel the need to actual use it when they are so obviously busted.

I leave you with the words of our fair maiden, Farrah, as posted on Cam's website on her debut there in September:

I love to debate, and I love to argue (pity the husband). I enjoy challenging people and the status quo. I will always be the first to take responsibility when things go wrong and the last to take credit for something that went right. I am not afraid to say I was wrong, or that I am sorry.

Uh, Okay.




Parlockery - verb. The act of faking, staging or exaggerating an attack or assault on a republican or conservative which is then blamed on a Democrat and or Liberal to make the Democrats and or Liberals look bad, evil, criminal or just plain mean. Usaully accompanied by a loud outraged cry to the media and other conservatives. Made famous by Phil Parlock, a serial victim and republican who has faked several attacks for political gain.

I was shocked, shocked when I read the angry, curse filled entry on Cam Edwards site which described horrible vandalism done to one Farrah Whitworth-Rahn's SUV. The damage was severe. Tires slashed, all the windows broken, grafitti of swastikas and the words "Bush is Hitler" written all over it. Farrah was justifiably pissed off and I was embarrassed by the actions of someone on my side politically.

I immediately returned to my site to write a critical piece denouncing this type of behavior.

I returned a few minutes later to Cam's site and the post was gone, replaced with a sing song light hearted post about the OCC guys coming to town and how much Farrah was looking forward to getting an autograph from Paul Sr.

What the Fuck?

I don't know about you, but if anyone damaged my vehicle to the extent that she claimed hers had been, I would have been pissed and seeking some legal, if not physical, vengeance.

I contacted Farrah via e-mail and asked what the deal was with the vandalism post. She replied and said she had been too angry when she had written the original post and was pursuing charges against the person who had committed this horrible crime. She deleted the post.

A little while later she put up this post:

Camedwards.com 12:45 pm

By Farrah Whitworth-Rahn
My SUV was vandalized last night - tires slashed, swastikas and "Bush is Hitler" written all over it with permanent marker, windows broken and my laptop, digital camera and some other electronics were stolen. Security cameras got a nice photo of his face, license plate and his dinner.

Some of you might have already seen the huge rant I posted this morning. The rant included a description of what I wanted to do to the punk when I found him - involving his testicles and my boots. After calming down, I remembered the first rule of suing someone. The first rule is to keep your mouth shut. So I deleted it.

I think we've ID'd the guy and the cops are picking him up this morning. The EVIL SUV already has new tires and is getting its glass replaced this afternoon. I can't get the marker off, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to remove permanent marker without damaging the paint or finish, I would appreciate an email.


As I was answering the last comment, Officer Brown (officer on my case) called. They picked up the kid, turns out he lives down the street. He's a senior in high school, and according to Brown he's a good kid. Brown did say "damn punk kids, they have no idea what the real world is like". I had to laugh. I thought to myself - "What liberal does?"

The kid admitted to vandalizing the truck, and his parents are on their way over to discuss this with me. I'll keep you posted.

**UPDATE #2**

Acetone free nail polish remover seems to be doing the trick on the marker.

**UPDATE #3**

The kids parents just left and I'm a little relieved. His parent's were very apologetic, and were very angry with their son for doing something so stupid. While they were no Bush fans, they said they don't encourage actions like these (they repeated that several times sometimes with a variation of "taught him better"). We discussed compensation for the tires and the glass and wrote me a check on the spot. Their son will be coming over later today to finish removing the marker. They also made sure to let me know their son would be severely punished, starting with the loss of his driving priviledges until he pays them back for the check they wrote me. I thanked them for coming over and being willing to discuss this with me. The kid's parents were very nice, and after meeting them I feel a little guilty for overreacting the way I did this morning.

The way this happened, according to what their son told them was a typical case of peer pressure. The kid and his friends were caravaning back from a party after a football game. One of the boys in the group spotted the EVIL SUV parked on the street, with my Bush/Cheney sticker and the readily identifiable license plate that indicates I'm a Republican (It's a vanity plate). This boy pulled over and pissed all over the license plate, while the kid and everyone else in the group watched and laughed. Someone else in the group dared the kid to write "Bush is Hitler" on the hood, and it escalated from there.

The kid swears no one in the group stole my electronics, and I believe him. The security camera shows the kid reaching in to the car and pulling something out. According to his parents, the kid's explanation for that was a wrench he used to break the windows slipped out of his hands and into my back seat. His father said a wrench is always in the toolbox in the trunk of the car the kid was driving. The father was very frank about it, and I just didn't get the impression he was lying or trying to cover for his son. After he explained the wrench, the father repeated the "no Bush supporter, taught him better than this" statement. Someone else must have come along and spotted an opportunity. Unfortunately the security cameras didn't catch anyone else.

Maybe it's because the kid confessed so quickly this morning, or that his parents were truly sorry - but I think this kid didn't mean any harm. I really believe this was just a stupid thing that kids do sometimes. I certainly never vandalized to this extent, but I made a T.P. slingshot for getting the tops of trees when I was 14 and terrorized the neighborhood with T.P. of every ply and color until my neighbor caught me. Maybe if I was a kid today, I would do what this kid did.

After meeting the parents, and discussing what happened with them I decided I'm not going to press charges. Once the kid gets here and finishes cleaning up the marker (with me glaring at him the whole time), I'll consider this case closed and lessons learned on both sides.

I was amazed at Farrah's changed, gentler tone. I was also amazed that she seemed to be able to get the entire episode resolved in a matter of hours. Her tires were repaired within 2 hours of her first report of the attack. Updates kept rolling in. The tires were fixed, the marker was magically removed with "acetone free nail polish remover", the suspect had been caught by the police and instead of arresting him, Officer Brown arranged a meeting between the parents and Farrah. The parents came over, wrote a check, apologized bing bang boom, Less than 4 hours had passed from her original post and the entire sordid event was resolved. Lesson learned.

Yeah, right.

The alleged kid, who we later find out is named "Brian", told his parents this amazing story about a carload of kids on their way home passing by Farrah's SUV and being egged on by the other kids to do the vandalism. He pissed on her license plate then did all the other things.

Remember Farrah's first paragraph of the post:

"Security cameras got a nice photo of his face, license plate and his dinner."
She had claimed in her previously erased post that security cameras had captured a closeup of the assailants face, his Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker on the rear window (and that it had a peeling corner), his license plate and his "Wendys" hamburger sitting on his front seat. The thing she never mentioned was seeing other kids in the car, or around the car, or in the area. If her security camera system was so incredibly detailed, how could she have missed that?

She also mentioned items were stolen and that "Brian" said he didn't take them. Several hundred or thousand dollars worth of items, a felony, for which she was not compensated or, apparently, that concerned about.

Two problems with that:

1. Who the fuck would believe anyone who had just done that much damage to your vehicle (including urinating on your personalized tag).

2. Why didn't the security cameras capture the "real" thief.

Was anyone who read this story amazed at Farrah's graciousness and forgiving nature about this horrible attack? Was anyone befuddled by the quick resolution of so many problems. Has anyone every tried to get all of your tires and every window replaced, tinted, and completely cleaned the permanent marker "written all over.." an SUV in less than 24 hours (everything but the tint done in less than 6 hours)?

I was more than suspicious, I was a feeling my "con" radar (not conservative, con-artist) go off, so I made some calls. My first call was to the Phoenix Police Department. I spoke to several law enforcement officers and asked if there had been any reports of a vandalism of a vehicle. I also gave them Farrah's full name and street address (which I obtained through legal and publicly available means). None of them had any knowledge of any incident like that.

I then contacted a friend of mine who lives in Phoenix. Amazingly enough, this friend lives a few miles from Farrah. My friend confirmed Farrah's address and then drove to Farrah's home and noticed...nothing. No SUV. NO Glass in the street. No embarrassed teen trying valiantly to remove permanent marker...nothing. My friend then went to the local PD and spoke to a supervisor. This is the precinct that has responsibility for the neighborhood that Farrah lives in. It is called the Ahwatukee Foothills police precinct. My friend gave the supervisor a copy of Farrah's internet report of the vandalism. He checked and stated that he had worked the last 3 nights and knew nothing about such an incident but that he would check it out and call her back.

He did about thirty minutes later. He had checked with every supervisor at the precinct, the supervisor of the 911 dispatchers, the P.A.C.E. supervisor and asked all of his men if they had taken a report or responded to an incident at Farrah's addresss. None had. He further stated that there was no officer with the last name Brown in that precinct. He even checked neighboring precincts and found one officer Brown that worked in a neighboring precinct but he had been off for the past two nights and was not scheduled to be back at work until the following night.

I called and confirmed all of this information with the supervisor the next day. He again stated that he had checked with everyone in the precinct and could find no evidence that any vandalism had occured. He said he was going to turn it the written copy of Farrah's claim over to the Internet Crime's division for further investigation. I called back again tonight and re-confirmed that nothing had happened or been reported about the alleged incident. He had checked again and found nothing.

In conclusion, I don't know what, if anything happened, to Farrah's vehicle this weekend. I did conclusively prove that portions of her story were complete fabrications. I think it is time for Farrah to come clean about what, if anything, happened, and to either provide some shred of proof; the security video, a police report, the pictures taken by the police, a reciept showing tires, windows or tint were replaced, something conclusive or to apologize for fabricating this story and libeling liberals and Democrats. It is a shameful and pathetic scam to do something like this and play upon bias and hatred against your political opponents.

Cam should do whatever he feels is neccessary to reclaim his site's credibility. I would suggest some personal responsiblity that the conservatives claim to hold so dear.

Congratulations on the twins, Cam.



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Do not commit violence acts in the name of political revenge

Farrah at Cam Edwards website just posted that someone vandalized her vehicle by smashing out the windows, stealing electronics, slashing all her tires and writing ant-bush messages on it. If this in fact happened (sorry Farrah, but we have been duped by the right too many times with stories like this (Phil Parlock anyone?), it is completely reprehensible and will only justify, in some people's minds, further acts of violence. I would like some proof (i.e. pictures) to confirm her story.

This kind of thing can get people hurt or killed. Believe me, anyone who comes to my property with any malevolent intent to hurt my family or property will face the full ramifications of a pissed off liberal with 2nd ammendment rights and devices.

Farrah is actually one of the more reasonable posters on Cam's. Farrah, sorry someone on my side did this, I don't agree with it and I don't condone it. Neither do the majority of liberals or Kerry supporters. There is an asshole in every crowd (you have your Kevins) but don't paint everyone on that side with the same asshair paintbrush.

Where do we go from here?

I have spent the last several days thinking about what happens now. How do we change the seemingly unchangeable? How do you motivate Americans to vote in any election if you cannot engage them in this one? If people will not make a stand against the worst failure of an administration and president in the history of our country, will they ever?

I honestly don't know. I have a very good friend who has given up. Burned his voter card and vowed never to vote again. It is hard not to give up when faced with such an apparently stunning defeat. Some have advocated leaving the country. I thought about it. But my country is worth fighting for. I think the ideals I stand for are the same as the majority of Americans, we just failed to get our message out. We allowed the other side to define us and degrade us and lie.

I will fight ever day between now and the next election to change that. Give up? Not fucking likely.

Several ideas are rolling around in my head right now. I will post them as I work them out and can present them in a clear and definitive way. Here are some of the things we can do right now to enact change:

1. Donate money to Blackboxvoting.org They are one of the best organized and prepared to take on the obvious irregularities that are now coming out about this flawed election. They have filed the largest Freedom of Information request ever to get down to the bottom of the error, mistakes, fraud and theft that happened in hundreds if not thousands of precincts across this country.

Donate here: Blackboxvoting.org You can donate by credit card, paypal or even send them a check or cash via snail mail (Randi Rhodes asked every one of her 4 million listeners to send in a buck). Anything will help if you want to send a check or cash send it to:

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One of the things we can do which will affect conservatives and benefit our own mental health is STOP READING WATCHING AND LISTENING TO THEIR LIES. If there is one thing they do better than us, and I have to give it up to them, it is lie and lie and lie some more. Through there control of the media (radio, television, newspapers, websites and books). It serves absolutely no purpose. Their lies are intended to defeat and demoralize us and paint us in the most unflattering light possible. Our presence and engagement of them gives them the power to re-define what we say, take us out of context and lie to their audiences about us. We also give them power by providing them an audience which in turn gives them money from advertisers. Do you want to know what the most boring conversation in the world is? Two or more conservatives who agree with each other. Even they can't stand that level of monotony and intellectual absence.

I know firsthand that not posting on their websites, not calling into their radio programs dries them up. People tune in or turn on to witness the train wreck of conflict. There is no audience without excitement. There is no excitement without conflict and there is no conflict without us.

If your paper is conservative, cancel it. If you have cable, cancel it. If you post on a conservative website, stop. If you get your news online, do it only from non-mainstream media (there is no liberal mainstream media-another conservative lie). Get your news from liberal websites and direct feeds, then research the story more. Be like a good investigative reporter, get two or more sources before you believe anything. If you listen to a conservative radio show, don't do it anymore. We are powerful and they know it. They are nothing without us. Let's reduce them to the squawking, hateful morons they are by not allowing them to engage us.

If you can't bear to be without cable (there are still good shows out there-The Daily Show-Bill Maher-Keith Olberman) don't watch any of the "news" channels. They have all failed us miserably and we should not support them in any way shape or form. Call your cable company and ask if you can have Fox, the most biased propogandist network ever, taken off your lineup.

I know the temptation is great to engage these lying, hateful, cowards who say incredibly horrible things about us, but don't.

We need to build up our own media networks. Air America Radio is off to a great start despite the incredibly wrong predictions by the right wing liars. If you can afford it, subscribe to satellite radio and tell them you are getting it specifically for the left wing shows.

AAR is going to grow as satellite radio decimates traditional radio over the next decade. We also need to push our local radio stations to carry progressive shows. We need to get people who can afford it to buy radio stations in conservative areas and put out our message out there.

Conservatives made a concerted effort several decades ago to dominate the media and thereby control the thinking of Americans. They have succeeded. We have come a long way in a short period of time and I know we can beat them but we need to focus our attention, money and power to succeed.

I believe we can. I know we must.

Excellent Article by Fellow Okie

So that's it, then. Like John Kerry says, it's time to get over it. Move on. Get on with our lives and our jobs -- let the healing begin.

Sounds good, John. But I don't intend to budge until all the votes are counted, because when I started this journey I committed for the long haul. Jumping ship to avoid putting the country through the "agony" of investigating and challenging another sordid election coup de`etat would never occur to me -- especially if I had 17,000 lawyers fired up and ready to do battle. If, as you said, this was the single most important election in our lifetime -- our one last shot at salvaging democracy -- it looks like you could have, as a minimum, hung around until the results were in.
Maybe you'd have to stand in line for two hours in a frigid, blowing rain like I did, John, to understand the determination to do whatever it takes to cast a vote in Jim Inhofe Country where Democratic votes don't count. Or, maybe you should mingle among the millions of others throughout the nation -- the youth, women, Hispanics, Blacks, et al, that you alone inspired to endure gruelling hours in long lines because you awakened them to the truth that four more years of George Bush would make their lives, their jobs and healing impossible?

Read it all here: Information Clearing House



Hey Cam

You can thank me and Bruce for the increased traffic on your website. It looked really anemic there for a while. I am amazed that you can't get more posts, what with your national audience and everything (does a webcast count as a national audience?)

I really though Bruce had a stunningly accurate assessment of what you have become:

Cam in particular deserves a big "Fuck You", because he's smart enough to know better but is too addicted to their money to have a conscience. He's the used car salesman of the right wing, paid to push lemons on unsuspecting people, smug in his own ability to manipulate people with words.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: cam only has a voice in radio because his opinion is useful to the people who have power. Let's see how many people give him a pulpit if he ever decides to grow a soul and speak for people who really need a voice. Cam takes the easy route that people like him have taken throughout the history of our society. He has his mouth firmly wrapped around the organ of power and is sucking like crazy for what little cash they'll throw his way.

Used car salesman, that cracks me up. I kinda like right wing crack whore too (that one is mine Bruce). From what I understand, Bruce it ain't that much money, which makes it all the more pathetic (and more crack whore-like).

Just one question Cam, how do you sleep at night knowing you support the party that tried to disenfranchise people of the same race as your step-daughter and step-son?

Mourning Over - Time to Kick ASS!

Okay conservatives, my period of mourning is over. I am ready to fight again. What has inspired me you might ask? Well, a number of things. My post on Democratic Underground has one of the highest number of responses ever. I got tired of Democrats saying they were going to leave America and give up. So I wrote a little piece that goes something like this:

My name is Steven Joseph Vincent

...and I refuse to be afraid to speak my mind in my own country.

I served my country in the military for 5 years. I wore the uniform. I was willing to sacrifice my life for the ideals this country was founded on. I will not be cowed by the bullies who run this country or the partisan cowards who support them.

As I write this, tears stream down my cheeks. Tears for the men and women who are dying in our name. Tears for poor and hard working Americans who may never get out of poverty. Tears for the hateful racist, mysogynistic, homophobic nation we appear to be. Tears for my daughter and the children of this country. Tears of anger.

Take my name. Write it down. Do with it what you will you fucking freepers and government agents.

I will not hide behind an alias. I will not be ashamed of my party affilliation or my political beliefs. I will not quietly stand by as my country is diminished.

I AM NOT AFRAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And neither should my 55 million compatriots who proudly stood up and said, "Enough."

This is my country and I will fight for her.

I will fight goddammit.
Read the responses of Americans; old and young, men and women, Veterans and pacifists, Moms and Dads. These people are not afraid to take on this administration and it's arrogant proponents and neither am I. BRING...IT...ON!

Now go ahead and make fun of me all of you brave conservative posters who continue to hide behind aliases. You know what? I don't care what you think. I have an army of like minded people (55 million) who believe as I do. You say you have a mandate. I say you have a narrow victory. You think you won. I think America lost. History shall tell but I for one am not backing down and not giving up.

You want my country, you can have it when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

By the way, Chris Heinz said this about my thread on DU:

In the meantime, thanks DU for your passion. And last night, for your courage. The "my name is" thread was perhaps the most powerful, courageous and cathartic I have ever seen.

Good night,

Chris Heinz

Chris Heinz for those who don't know is the proud son of Teresa Heinz Kerry and the proud step-son of John Kerry, the American patriot and war hero. A true class act, the entire family. Sorry we will not have the opportunity to find out how they could have changed this country.



Dear Cam and Matthew

Today I feel like someone close to me died. You couldn't wait to jump in and shit all over me and my cause. There was not even a cushion before your smart ass comments and links to "funny pictures".

If someone you really dislike dies, do you go to the family and tell them what an asshole he was and how stupid they were for being related to him on the day of his death. That is what it felt like today. It is just an example of how callous and arrogant many on your side are.

I don't know what I would have done if the roles were reversed. I would like to think that I would have refrained from going to your sites and offering anything but sincere condolences. I may have gloated here, on my own space but I wouldn't have gone to yours and fucked with you. I hope I wouldn't have. Maybe that is the difference between you guys and me.

I am not going to apologize for my anger and my choice of words. I am tired of apologizing to people like you. At this moment, I truly dislike you and I don't know if I will be able to get over it. Right now, I don't want to.

By the way Cam, I have information from a good source that you are begging for your job back in OKC. What's the matter, can't you hack it where you are now or is the NRA done with you now that you have served their purposes? Bush is re-elected, what the hell do they need to pay a bunch of half assed reporters to spout there rhetoric for now? The election is over and so is your extended commercial.

Dear Conservatives,

You have won. Congratulations. There is something you should know about what happened. You just broke America a la Pottery Barn. You broke it, now you own it. America is in your hands now. No excuses. No blaming the other side. No avoiding responsibility. It is all yours.

What I want to know is, how are you going to fix it?

Whatcha gonna do about Iraq? And the deficits? And social security? And health care costs? And increased government control? And corporate irresponsibility? And the environment? And fuel prices? And the ever widening gap between rich and poor.

Will you hold this President responsible for his mistakes now? Or will you give him a free pass like you have for the last 4 years?

Will you demand investigations into Plamegate, Medigate, WMD Failures, Energygate and all of the new scandals that will pop up now that Bush is all powerful (or will we ever even know about them now?).

There is an old axiom; Be careful what you ask for, you might get it. Well you wanted it, now you got it.

There is a sadistic part of me that wants to stand by and watch as it all comes tumbling down around your smug, self satisfied, ignorant complacency and then say laugh as I say, "Told ya so," but I love this country too much to be happy about what is coming.

Gloat, taunt and enjoy your day in the sun. I don't think the arrogance will last long.

Bush may have won but America lost and so did you, you just don't know it yet.


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