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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Turning the Tables....The Ebay Way

Everyone knows that you can find just about anything over at eBay. Including one heck of a way to turn the tables on the anti-war, pro-terrorist moonbats.

Up for auction now is a copy of George Galloway's book, Mr. Galloway goes to Washington. Ordinarily, I'd tell you to steer as clear of that as humanly possible. But I actually want you to go to that auction, and bid on that book if you can. I'll tell you why in a minute.

If you don't know who he is, Mr. Galloway is best known for his socialist political leanings, his stance against the Iraq War, and his support of Muslim extremism. Here are a few of his greatest hits:

"Iraq is fighting for all the Arabs. Where are the Arab armies?"

"Saddam Hussein greeted me with a handshake, which, again to my surprise, is surprisingly soft considering how many people that hand had dispatched, allegedly. I think he's quite a forbidding presence, too forbidding a presence to be charming. But he's interesting."

(carbombers / terrorists) "are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day

Not a nice guy, Mr. Galloway, and a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Oh, and - surprise of surprises - a friend of Hanoi/Jihad Jane's as well!

So why exactly would I want you to visit this auction, to buy his book? Because in this case, the proceeds benefit "Adopt-A-Sniper (now renamed")

And the best part? Mr. Galloway gets a letter acknowledging his generous support of the organization, and you get a copy of the framed letter. Heh. I love irony.

The moonbats apparently like the auction enough to "martyr" their eBay accounts in an attempt to derail the auction; the bidding was jacked up to almost $10,000,000 - but that problem has been solved, and the auction is humming along.

I found out about this auction via email from a person claiming to be the auctioner. I'm working on verifying that. Here is a bit of the info I received:

So it appears that there are two ebay users, lucylola1982 and jayjaychef75 aka chef185 who appears to be from the UK, are not only sending me endless streams of hate mail for "having a charity to support people who kill women and children for a living", they've bid almost 10 million dollars, that's right, and admitted that its purpose is to derail the auction by not paying. Not only have they found my auction "disgusting", which is quite the compliment coming from those who find suicide bombers as glorious, but they have also expressed to me their wish for every American and British soldier to find their end in Iraqi soil.

This is precisely why this auction exists. To take the words out of mouths of people like them - people who think themselves humanitarians, and have them blow a gasket upon realizing we just made them humanitarians.There bids will be retracted by ebay and their accounts probably "martyred". Upon entrance to heaven, they will be greeted with 72 ebay accounts of the feminine persuasion that have never been used.

You can read some of the warm remarks about the auction in its Q&A section!

So, I can't vouch personally for the seller, but I can say that a stop-over is definitely worth your while. The Adopt-a-Sniper program is indeed real. And I can't think of a better use of Mr. Galloway's book. Well, at least I can't think of a better use that doesn't involve a toilet, fire, or projectiles.....

Click here to visit the auction.

UPDATE: I have been in touch with the seller, who says:
"I'm just a dude who bought the Galloway, whose girlfriend got it signed so we can raise money for an organization contrary to what Galloway spewed that night in NYC. We're going to give 100% to the organization in the name of the winner with credit to Galloway. And we'll make sure AmericanSnipers validates it."

Soldiers from the Tactical Psychological Operations Team 1092, 155th Brigade Combat Team, patrol Tak, Iraq, in their Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael O'Brien.

The National Guard need more backpacks and phone cards!

The Soldiers' Angels in Germany are working hard to provide wounded heroes at Landstuhl with backpacks and supplies, but they need help....

Here are the items needed most:

240 International phone cards
240 Blankets of Hope
240 Sweaters
240 Sweatpants and sweatshirts
240 T-Shirts (solid color, L, XL, or XXL)
240 Boxerbriefs (L, XL, or XXL240 Socks
240 Cards and Letters of Encouragement
Snacks and Goodies
Personal hygiene items deodorant, shampoo, toothcreme, toothbrush, deodorant, lotion, etc.)

If you can help, and to learn more, please visit the Soldiers' Angels Germany blog

Gulf of Mexico (Sept. 22, 2005) – Seaman Pedro Romero steers the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the rough seas in the Gulf of Mexico as the ship maneuvers to avoid Hurricane Rita. Iwo Jima is among several U.S. Navy assets in the area ready to provide humanitarian assistance if needed. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christian Knoell

To Our Heroes

Just a note to tell you thank you for the hard fight that is winning the war so Iraqiis might be free. God Bless our troops and those Iraqii forces.

Ann and Jerry in Oregon

DROP OFF — U.S. Army paratroopers set up security after being dropped off in the desert by helicopter at the start of an operation in Baghdaddi, Iraq, Sept. 21, 2005. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael R. McMaugh

In Today's News - Saturday, September 24, 2005

Quote of the Day
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
-- Delores Ibarruri

News of Note
Hurricane Sesason
Category 3 Storm Comes Onshore Near Sabine Pass, Texas
Two N.O. Levees Breached
Rescuers Describe Search
Texas Bus Blast Kills 24
U.S. Oil Refineries Paralyzed
Feds Declare Health Emergency
Storm may mean new gas price spike

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq arrest warrant for UK troops
Hostage says he was blindfolded for 10 months

Operation Enduring Freedom
Two US troops hurt in Afghan roadside blast

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Panel: Airport Screening Program Not Working
5 al-Qaida Suspects Detained in Somalia
At Least 15 Killed in Hamas Truck Blast
IRA Ready to Dispose Its Stockpiled Arms
London Bombing Suspect Appears in Court

Able Danger
2nd Hearing for 'Able Danger'

Troops on Trial
Doc: Pfc. England 'Depressed'

U.N. News
U.N. Must Now Turn Words Into Action
EU Submits Iran Motion to U.N. Agency

Fox News
U.S. Soldier Killed in Baghdad
Puerto Rico Shootout in Conn. Robbery Case
Israel Launches Gaza Attacks
Woman Gets 30 Years in Bizarre Kidnapping
ABC Sued by Ex-Reporter
Papal Conclave Secrets Out
Feds Probe Frist Stock Sale

Reuters: Top News
Hurricane Rita slams into U.S. Gulf Coast
Large fire hits Galveston ahead of hurricane
Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket attacks
Bush skips Texas to avoid hampering Rita response
Snow says global economy on solid growth path

AP World News
Polish Vote Heralds Swing to the Right
Slain Nun's Brother Seeks Brazil Trial
Vienna-Born Jews Return Decades After WWII
Militants May Join Thailand Insurgency
Germany Party Rejects Talks With Merkel

The Seattle Times
Mount St. Helens' dome still growing a year after its birth
A joyful homecoming at Fort Lewis

Chicago Sun-Times
Help may be near for disabled vets
Iran makes threats over nuke program
'Conscience of Western world' laid to rest
Flight was 'out-of-body experience'
Girl expelled for having gay parents

Boston Globe: World
Baghdad suicide blast kills 7
Armor forged from sweat and steel
Iraqi minister says Syria trying to thwart efforts
UN, N. Korea negotiating aid plan
Nigerian Army on alert amid oil unrest
Russian oil tycoon's lawyers vow to appeal

Department of Defense
Iraqis Taking Steps to Ensure Freedom — Story Transcript Video
Rumsfeld Extends Three Units' Tours in Iraq — Story

New Rocket More Effective, Less Damage — Story Photos
Army, Marines Perform Mission Together — Story
Marines' Aggressive Safety Program Pays Off — Story

Soldiers Help Launch Afghan Radio Station
Women's Center Opens in Paktika Province

Airman Helps Katrina Survivors — Story

Marines Honored in Montebello — Story

Hurricane Coverage

Soldiers Killed, Detainee Shot
2 Soldiers Killed; Weapons Seized
Suspects Detained; IED Cleared
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

10 Terrorists, Afghan Soldier Killed
Photos: Afghan Election Day
Afghanistan Daily Update

Bush Remarks at the Pentagon
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1493 - Columbus starts his second expedition to the New World.
1625 - The Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1683 - Jews are expelled from all French possessions in America.
1742 - Faneuil Hall (Boston) opens to the public.
1789 - Congress' first Judiciary Act creates the office of Attorney General, and the Supreme Court.
1852 - The dirigible is first demonstrated.
1853 - Cornelius Vanderbilt makes the first round-the-world trip by yacht.
1862 - The Confederate Congress adopts the confederacy's seal.
1869 - Black Friday - there is panic on Wall Street as Gould & Fisk attempt to corner the gold market.
1929 - Lt. James H. Doolittle, in a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane, makes the first all-instrument flight.
1941 - Allied govts pledge adherence to the Atlantic Charter.
1948 - Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Washington, DC.
1950 - Jews in Yemen are moved to Israel in "Operation Magic Carpet."
1954 - The "Tonight Show" premiers on NBC.
1955 - President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack while on vacation in Denver.
1957 - President Eisenhower orders U.S. troops to desegregate schools in Little Rock, AK.
1960 - The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
1963 - The Senate ratifies a treaty with Britain and the U.S.S.R., limit nuclear testing.
1964 - "The Munsters" premiers on TV.
1968 - "60 Minutes" premiers on TV.
1969 - The trial of the "Chicago 8" (protesters at Democratic National Convention) begins.
1970 - Luna-16 makes the first Automated return of a lunar sample.
1972 - An antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at an air show, killing 22.
1973 - Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) declares independence.
1976 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery (She is set free by President Carter after 22 months).
1982 - U.S., Italian, and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon.
1990 - South African president F.W. de Klerk meets with President George H.W. Bush in Washington, DC; the Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to a free market.

1755 - John Marshall, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
1870 - Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, author (Great Gatsby)
1898 - Baron Florey, pathologist (purified penicillin), Nobel Prize winner (1945)
1921 - Jim McKay, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
1924 - Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II)
1930 - John W. Young, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)
1936 - Jim Henson, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
1939 - Manfred Wörner, Secretary General of NATO
1962 - Joseph Kennedy II (Rep-Mass)
1969 - Lisa Matthews, Playboy playmate (Apr, 1990)

1180 - Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80)
1815 - John Sevier, indian fighter
1991 - Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss)

Reported Missing in Action
Flynn, George Edward III, USAF (LA); A1E shot down (pilot), remains recovered June, 1974

Osborn, Geoffrey H., USN (FL); F8E shot down, Killed, body not recovered

Whittle, Junior L., US Army (IN); drowned while swimming in the South China Sea, Killed, body not recovered

Breiner, Stephen E., USMC (IN); drowned crossing river, Killed, body not recovered

Drabic, Peter E., US Army (MD); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

McConnell, Jerry, US Army (NY); drowned in Cua Viet River

Borah, Daniel V., Jr., US Navy (IL); A7B shot down, remains ID'd April, 1997 - account disputed