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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Patriot’s Journey 2007 - Happy Fourth

I had a whole post, the capper to the Patriot’s Journey for this year.  It was about America being, ultimately, a land of opportunity.  Firefox crashed and ate it.

So...yeah.  What I was gonna say.  We’re about the chance, not the guarantee.  Try to remember that.

To celebrate, I present ladies adorned in our colors.  Will likely be NSFW.

Posted by JimK at 07:08 PM on July 04, 2007
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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Patriot’s Journey and a babepost all in one

I have been severely and horribly lax in Patriot’s Journey posts this year.  Blame Michael Moore for putting us in Sicko.  Moorewatch has kept me jumping.  That having been said, it’s summer, Brooke Burke was born just 45 minutes away from where I sit now, so let’s celebrate two birds snuffed out with this one very pretty stone.  After the jump...some bikini-only (meaning not nude) and some racy-but-PG-13 Brooke Brooke pics, so they may or may not be safe for work.

Posted by JimK at 07:02 PM on June 28, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Patriot’s Journey 2007 - America

In this post at Moorewatch, Londoner, one of the commenters is taking Americans to task for believing that this is the greatest country on earth.  Like so many who see value in Moore, he claims to like America and Americans, but spends a lot of time insulting the country and us as individuals, and curiously little effort extolling even a single virtue.

My reply to one of his comments is below.

I’m sorry that you consider our pride in our country and a belief that we can, if we try, accomplish anything to be bad things.

America is the greatest economic power on earth.  We’re currently the greatest military power, and regardless of some of the setbacks by the Bush Administration, the greatest scientific power.  We’re running neck and neck with the Japanese on the technology front.

Do we have flaws?  Yep.  Same ones everyone else has.  The difference is, we don’t use those flaws to define ourselves.  Well, most of us don’t anyway.  I find it sad that other people use what is negative about themselves to define them.  I don’t want to live like that.  Sorry you don’t like it, but that’s just one of the long list of reasons that we wanted to be citizens and not subjects.

Your claim that some Europeans don’t see themselves as superior to not only Americans but everyone else is laughable at best.  We could go around and around telling anecdotes, citing examples, “proving” that at the end of the day, people all over the world think that the way they do things is the best.

Right now, at this point in history, we are the top dogs.  It’s not an accident that we got here in such a remarkably short period of time.  There are buildings in England older than this entire country.  Other nations have had thousands of years head start on us, and yet here we are.

You can talk about it as a negative all day, but you won’t shame us into a false display of humility just to appease others.  We kick ass.  Plain and simple.  Even when we fight amongst ourselves.  Even when we elect fairly assholish presidents.  Even though we make the same mistakes all other human beings make...The United States of America kicks ass.  To paraphrase Diamond Dave, ain’t nothin’ like it in the whole world.

Posted by JimK at 10:50 AM on June 14, 2007
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Friday, June 01, 2007

Patriot’s Journey 2007 - Politics

That’s right, I’m saying that politics is something good about America.  Me.  The guy that hates almost all politicians - no, wait.  I can’t think of one I actually like without reservation, so better make that “the guy that hates all politicians.” How can I say politics is a good thing?

Well, take the fact that George W. Bush is calling me a racist and non-patriotic because I don’t support his asinine shamnesty illegal immigration bill.  That’s fine.  I’m now an enemy of the government.  That means I get to do combat with them through the perfectly legal and moral means of voting.

Go ahead, Mr. President.  Call me, and everyone in the country that thinks like me, names.  Whip the Republican Senators into line and force them all to agree with your horrible plan.  And when the blowback hits and the Democrats end up taking over everything and we go sailing off into increased taxes, terrorism, bureaucracy and God know what else, you can sit back and realize this moment as the straw that broke the camel’s back.

God bless America, where we can throw the bums out.

Posted by JimK at 02:09 PM on June 01, 2007
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Patriot’s Journey 2007 - Computers

After the day I’ve had, I realized something I am quite thankful for in the U.S. - my PC.  Apple, Microsoft, Xerox PARC, Altair...everyone who played with electronics in their garages, all the small companies that pushed this industry forward, the vast majority of them were right here in these United States.  The computers birthed the internet, and I met my soulmate on that thing.  Now I can’t imagine life without the network.

It was American drive, determination, a desire to get ahead, and a need to create that brought us this awesome ability to communicate.  If you can read this, thank a teacher.  if you can read it on the internet, thank an American.  :)

Posted by JimK at 10:14 PM on May 30, 2007
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Monday, May 28, 2007

Patriot’s Journey 2007 - Memorial Day

It’s that time of year again, time for the Patriot’s Journey.  Spearheaded by Drumwaster, a number of bloggers are making an effort to make a daily post, between now and Labor Day Independence Day, about something good in - or about - these United States.  Participating this year are:

Drumwaster’s Rants
Speed Of Thought
The Bastidge
Cosmicbabe

If only there were more.  If you’d like to join in, there’s no real obligations or member dues or anything.  You don’t even have to make a post every day.  Just make an effort to highlight things that make this country great without focusing on the negative, or tearing anyone else down.  Join in if you have a blog.

My first post for 2007 is in honor of the men and women that are remembered on Memorial Day.

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Thank you.

Posted by JimK at 05:24 PM on May 28, 2007
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Monday, July 04, 2005

Patriot’s Journey: A closing thought

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Happy 4th of July everyone.  Here’s my last Patriot’s Journey post for the year:

What makes America great is the people.  We’re a motley collection of literally every race, color, creed, sexual orientation, political leaning, social status, financial ability...if you can imagine it in the world, someone is it in America.  Our strength is not our ability to be monochromatic and politically correct and all think and act the same.  Our strength comes from a spirit of individuality, a sense of self that allows us to form a union of strength based on a shared desire for a safe place to lay our heads.

We can’t allow anyone to kill that individual spirit.  Homogenous commercial landscapes are one thing: but true strength comes from individuals pledging their support to a unit.  We’re losing that edge in America, but the truth of this great nation is, we can take it back.

We have the power, the will and most of all the legal and right and moral obligation to change the way things work when they’re wrong.  It’s something that many countries, even other fully industrialized, westernized nations, don’t always have the freedom to do.

Lady Liberty has given us a gift.  Protect it with all your might.  If she falls, you’ll never see her like again.

Posted by JimK at 08:30 PM on July 04, 2005
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Friday, July 01, 2005

Patriot’s Journey continued

Dumb as a post, but look what she does for a bikini. *WARNING* May not be safe for work (bikini-clad woman after the jump).

Posted by JimK at 04:13 AM on July 01, 2005
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Thursday, June 30, 2005

I wouldn’t be able to write fast enough

Bulldozer Dreams - Raze to Raise

If Freestar Media, LLC gets their way and they’re able to begin development of the Lost Liberty Hotel then I would like to make a suggestion.

Sell time slots in the seat of the bulldozer that razes “Justice” Souter’s home to raise money for the development. If they did this then I would have only one question:

Where do I send the check?

Me frigging too!

*UPDATE*

Oh! Do this!  I am.  And I’ll follow through too.

Posted by JimK at 12:16 AM on June 30, 2005
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Monday, June 27, 2005

The Starkcast #007

Show #7 wants to fill up your earhole like Peter North fills a...well, you know.

TOPICS

- Someone stole Nicholas Cage’s old email account.  Or did they?  Plus, Cage sends me dirty email and I’m forced to kill him
- Tom Cruise is crazy, that much is clear.  But where was Katie for 16 days?
- Name That Movie!
- The Kelo decision and the flag desecration amendment, and how they are symptoms of the decline of America as a great society.
- Two Minute Rant on - swearing!
- George Lucas Raped Our Childhood was done by Hot Waffles. *NOTE CORRECTION FROM URL IN THE SHOW - The correct URL is http://www.hotwafflesmusic.com
- If I build it, will they PayPal?
- PodAlliance in the hizzy fo’ shizzy.  Again, not the proper name as opposed to what I said in the show.  :)

Posted by JimK at 12:55 AM on June 27, 2005
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