Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa

Whatever your flavor, have a wonderful and blessed season. I'll be visiting with family for the next few weeks so I probably won't be posting until early into January. This celebration should be a time to prepare for the gift of God's only son - Jesus Christ.

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" which means, "God with us."

I hope you all a wonderful season with your family and friends, I hope Santa does you all justice, and don't forget to say a prayer for our troops that can't be home for the holidays. Don't forget, we get to celebrate our religious beliefs and freedom all thanks to them and the ones that passed before them.

I did learn something from four years of Latin Class:

Natale hilare et annum faustum!

Thank a Soldier Week

Everyone please visit this site and write a letter to show your appreciation. This is the least we could do to show our gratification and make the soldiers realized that the liberals aren't talking for the majority.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Compliments of Bastard Sword

This bears repeating. I found the following chart on a blog titled Bastard Sword. Great article and insight with references for the statistics. This is for all of the Al-Sheehanis out there that think this war is comparable, or worse for that matter, to Vietnam. All the rhetoric BS aside, here are the facts.

Screen Shot from "March of the Penguins"

To add some excitement here at NCT, let's see who can come up with the best caption to this picture:

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

W v. X42

This is a must read for all. The writer puts W up against Slick Willy and shows who the real criminal is. Great facts, interesting numbers, and overall, excellent.

Click here.

More Reasons Why...

I’ve extracted a few quotes from an article written by

“A witness testified Wednesday at Saddam Hussein's trial that the deposed leader's regime killed and tortured people by administering electric shocks and ripping off their skin after pouring molten plastic on it.”


“Saddam and seven co-defendants are on trial in the deaths of more than 140 Shiites following a 1982 assassination attempt against him in the town of Dujail, north of Baghdad.”


“Blood poured from head wounds and skin was pale from electric shocks, he testified. Security officials would drip melted plastic hoses on detainees, only to pull it off after it cooled, tearing skin off with it, he said.”

Now, all you humanitarians that think the Iraqi war is unjust, explain to me why this monster should still be in power. The man was a rapist, murderer who funded Palestinian terrorists, harbored Al-Qaeda, used WMDs, and killed his own citizens.

We’ve done the right thing and the Iraqi people are reaping the benefits.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Media Bias Exists?!?

A recent report by the UCLA has quantified the liberal slant of the media to prove that the MSM leans left. Drudge came across this article from the Political Science department of the UCLA where a professor studied the writings, coverage, and quotes. It became apparent that there was undue bias:

“Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.

Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.”

And somebody is obviously out to upset Matt:

“Another finding that contradicted conventional wisdom was that the Drudge Report was slightly left of center.”

Of course this article doesn’t shed any new light per se, but hopefully the MSM will cover the story. Hah.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I have seen the Light

I recommend that my devoted readers take a seat. I’m retracting my theory on the American stance on our economic situation. I’ve come to realize after years of debate that I was wrong. Yes, I was wrong.

Over the last five years or so, I’ve titled myself as a conservative, capitalist promoting the global market and free trade. I’ve been disillusioned by my beliefs in market economics, business development, and the American stigma of ‘entitlement.’ I was under this premise that America couldn’t fail, that it would always prevail. We would find new ways to be ahead of the game. That’s not the case.

Just as recently as this week, I posted a blog on how China could have our manufacturing – we’d always be a step ahead. I easily took to debate that we would learn, evolve, and continue to move forward as we lost manufacturing. I even went so far to call it “primitive,” blaming the American public for always wanting the lowest price, not wanting to be a manufacturer (blue collar = bad), and being spoiled (entitlement). Again, I was wrong.

After reading “Where the Right went Wrong” by Patrick Buchanan, I’ve come to my senses. Yes, I’ve always knew the facts, but they were easy to rebut. We are digging ourselves into a grave, nearing the point of no escape. We need to halt all trading pacts, agreements, and global organizations including NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO, UN, and the League of Nations. We need to halt all free imports. We need to increase exports. We need to instill tariffs upwards of 60% on all foreign products.

Yes, we are to blame for slipping into this quagmire, between Nixon, H. Bush, Clinton, and W. Bush; we’ve virtually opened our doors to international regulation while still abiding by our own restriction. We believe in fair pay, honest environmental practices, and proper business while our partners disregard all meaning for human and natural life. I’m not blaming unions or environmental activists; I’m blaming all of the other countries that are uncivilized, the countries that have no regard.

Fortress America shouldn’t be a concept but actually a program. We need to shut down the borders on illegal immigrants and cheap foreign product. Our dollar is falling, our workforce is getting paid less, and foreign companies are purchasing our debt. Our fore fathers would be outraged. Historic conservatives would scoff at the principles of today’s modern republicans.

We need to stop defending global “free” trade and start defending America. Every time a manufacturer loses a plant and thousands of workers lose their jobs, the government has failed. If we had to be self-sufficient, I don’t think it would be possible. I blame people like myself for letting market economics, “compassionate conservatism”, and outright denial blind our view on the future of America.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mc Donald’s says a Dirty Phrase

This is getting absurd. This picture is an advertisement that has apparently offended a woman who happened to read it. As opposed to averting her gaze, she was forced to read the phrase “Jesus is the reason for the season.” How could Mc Donald’s have the nerve to state something like this; especially nearing the birth date of Christ?

"It offends me because it specifically talks about Jesus, Merry Christmas. It doesn't give credit to anyone else," Alpert said.

I took that quote from who covered this atrocity and I needed to repeat the quote.

"It doesn't give credit to anyone else..."

Kermit the frog really wants some f&#$ing recognition! I’d like to ask Alpert who else actually deserves credit. Is she really serious? Amanda Alpert, a Jew, expresses how much it hurts to read a sign like this.

"I care because I'm Jewish, and the reason for the season is upsetting to me," Alpert said.

Ummm. Again Ms. Alpert bears repeating.

"the reason for the season is upsetting to me."

I don't like to see people upset, do you? Maybe we should stop expressing our faith. Maybe we should eliminate the 1st amendment for the sake of not upsetting anyone.

Alpert then called Mc Donald’s corporate headquarters only to be more upset. Mc Donald’s explained to her that because the owner owned that sign, that the owner has the right to display what they choose. Appalling!!!

All I want for Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

China - You can have Manufacturing

"On a per capita basis, the US graduates more than 750 engineers per million of population, while India and China graduates only 200 and 500 engineers per million, respectively, according to a study released on Tuesday by Duke University’s engineering school.

Those figures run contrary to widely quoted numbers that say the US graduates 70,000 engineers a year versus 350,000 from India and 600,000 from China. The latter figures are based on reports issued by the Chinese ministry of education and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) in India."
- Financial Times

Well, apparently degrees mean something and with that said, I am not worried about our manufacturing losses because we are ahead of the world in the future of economy. The US is the benchmark in many fields including biotechnology, warfare, pharmaceutical, energy, and research and development, just to name a few.

"The study concludes that that group of engineers in other countries are not an immediate threat because high-end jobs cannot be outsourced. Almost one-third of the world’s science and engineering researchers are employed by the US. {Emphasis added.}

Thirty-five per cent of science and engineering articles are published within the US and the US accounts for 40 per cent of the world’s research and development expenditure."

If you have the experience or are going to college, fear not. The jobs listed above and many others (service, retail, etc) cannot be outsourced. This leaves the manufacturing debate in the past just like the entire industry.

Friday, December 09, 2005

BUSTED!!! Neocon Agenda Revealed

As I was trolling throught the WND, I encountered an interesting article about the recent riots in France. One of the Saudia Arabian princes, al-Walid bin Talal, who owns stock in the Fox News Channel complained directly to Murdoch about the slanted coverage of the riots.

During the coverage, the FNC displayed a banner calling the riots "Muslim Riots" while in actuality that was false. The riots were primarily caused by the impoverished, lower-class of France. I covered the story correctly nearly a month ago (Click here to view article) and I couldn't agree with al-Walid anymore on the subject. The statement was wrong and misleading.

It's apparent that this could very well be part of the neocon agenda. You see, FNC and other collaborators twisted the story to make it seem as if the Muslim population was terrorizing another country, fortifying the imperialistic means of the neocons. In other words, by demonizing the Muslim population in France, the war in Iraq (and future Muslim countries for that matter) is seemingly justified. Call me crazy, call me conspiratorial, but hey, it makes sense.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

'Nuf Said!

Thanks to the People's Cube.

Sami Al-Arian Not Guilty

Okay. Apparently it's okay to fund the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian was just found 'not guilty' on many of the criminal charges against him while the rest were classified as a mistrial (pretty much being exomerated of all charges). Al-Arian whom the government and I believe was funding terrorist groups is back to being just a regular, old terrorist. He operated out of the University of South Florida in which he generated revenue that was sent to sleeper cells that were known for terrorist attacks.

Rest assured immediately following his release, he won't go back to his southern Florida home but move back to Palestine to be with his terrorist friends. The government even had evidence of him making anti-American speeches and the jury still didn't find the guy guilty. It's too bad that we hire idiot attorneys that can't even get a terrorist locked up. First Michael, now this.