Monday, August 07, 2006

Shining

Remember Stephen King's book The Shining? Remember the film version with Jack Nicholson? If not, click here.

Now, take a look at the following to see how the movie trailer could be altered in order to communicate a different message:



To watch the video, click on the center arrow, then the play-arrow on the lower left.
[Direct link here]

To change the original intent, all it takes is a little editing.

[Hat-tip to Seth, who found the above at this site]

90 Comments:

At 8/07/2006 8:21 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

ROFLMAO!!!!!!

Stanley Kubrick is rolling in his grave.

 
At 8/07/2006 8:27 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
I knew you'd enjoy this one. :)

 
At 8/07/2006 8:30 PM, Anonymous Seth said...

It definitely demonstrates how easy it would be for politically motivated media to doctor "events", and as we've seen of late, this seems to be an ongoing practice.

Thanks for the H/T, AOW.

 
At 8/07/2006 8:36 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Seth,
You sent me the link a while back, and I got behind with my posts.

As a Stephen King fan, I found this little video particularly appropriate in light of the recent fraud on the part of that Reuters reporter.

 
At 8/07/2006 8:37 PM, Blogger Mike's America said...

I wouldn't mind if someone made a less spooky version of the Shining. I DO mind if "news" people make a scarier, and FALSE version of the news.

 
At 8/07/2006 8:38 PM, Blogger Esther said...

OH yes, the magic of editing. Gotta love it. You'd be surprised how many movies this actually happens with! So many times we hear actors saying they thought the movie was going to turn out totally different. It's all in the editing. :)

 
At 8/07/2006 8:40 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Hysterical! Great find in view of the faked Lebanese photos!

 
At 8/07/2006 8:43 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mike,
I wouldn't mind if someone made a less spooky version of the Shining. I DO mind if "news" people make a scarier, and FALSE version of the news.

And that was my subtle point!

Esther,
I've heard that about movies. But to take The Shining and turn it into a love story? Well, that's a bit too much editing.

Eyes,
Great find in view of the faked Lebanese photos!

Yes, and I wanted to make exactly that point with a touch of humor. Of course, there is nothing funny about news-fraud. The link came my way several days before the Reuters story broke. I hoard links to "interesting stuff."

 
At 8/07/2006 8:48 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

LOL! You can put a happy face on anything if you try hard enough!

 
At 8/07/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Pastorius said...

Well, you know what they say, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

 
At 8/07/2006 8:55 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pastorius,
Hehehe. I remember that line well enough from the "spam" on Jack's typewriter.

Brooke,
You can put a happy face on anything if you try hard enough!

And a tragic face as well.

 
At 8/07/2006 9:51 PM, Blogger FLORIAN said...

LOL! Absolutely hilarious! Good one AOW.

 
At 8/07/2006 10:03 PM, Blogger FLORIAN said...

Ebaumsworld has another hilarious reel on "Titanic II". It's worth seeing.

 
At 8/08/2006 4:05 AM, Blogger kevin said...

HEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeres JohnnY!

 
At 8/08/2006 8:01 AM, Blogger Raven said...

I LOVE IT. LOL. I wonder if they would alter The Stand??? Heh.

It does show how easy it would be to alter the news though, and that isn't something to love. GOOD post AOW!!

 
At 8/08/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

What surprises me is your apparent faith that it isn't done by both sides and your lack of familiarity with editing techniques to realize the extent of what a pro can do (believe me, the dimbulb at Reuters was no pro).

Still there's this bottom line. The idea that the Eastern Mediterranean had to be polluted, that the Christian Lebanese economy had to be destroyed for the next decade or so, that 900,000 persons had to be rendered homeless, that a whole country had to be pounded into rubble because some Lebanese Shiites voted for Hizbullah in the last election, putting 12 in parliament, is obscene.

 
At 8/08/2006 10:00 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

It's obvious Reuters, CNN, CBS News, New York Times and Time Magazine (remember the OJ picture?) Have all learned their lessons well. I used to believe it was just journalistic naïveté but now it grows ever clear that there is a specific agenda.
Ducky, it most likely does happen on both sides but lately the documented cases of journalistic fraud has come from the left. Since when the freedom of the press turn into freedom to lie?

 
At 8/08/2006 10:07 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

American Crusader I put this question to you. What is the story, the bombing of Beirut or the doctored photo?

Now the cotent of the photo was nothing special, much milder than what the BBC routinely runs on its front page so what was the object here? What would you do if you wanted to cast doubts on the reporting of the bombardment?

How have you determined which side of the street this guy is working?

Answer: You (like everyone else in this) have been guided by your partisanship. Facts are hard to come by.

 
At 8/08/2006 11:11 AM, Blogger Mike's America said...

Dicky said: "Still there's this bottom line. The idea that the Eastern Mediterranean had to be polluted, that the Christian Lebanese economy had to be destroyed for the next decade or so, that 900,000 persons had to be rendered homeless, that a whole country had to be pounded into rubble because some Lebanese Shiites voted for Hizbullah in the last election, putting 12 in parliament, is obscene. "

What an amazing level of delusion! It cannot be healthy.

Here we are discussing the danger of how "news" gets twisted and we find the perfect example in the comment above. The real "bottom line" here is that NONE of the above would be taking place if it were not for the Iranian backed aggression by Hezbollah, violating the UN blue line, crossing into Israel killing soldiers and kidnapping others and following it up with an unprecendented rocket barrage against civilians.

Delusion is dangerous and Dicky shows how warped thinking can become when you swallow the garbage coming out of the lamestream media.

And... how about a few examples to make your case that both sides do it when it comes to faking news??? Easy to make a statement like that, but without even ONE example, your comment is worthless.

The "bottom line" is that you would have to dig pretty hard to find even ONE comparable case of obvious fraud. You can bet on one thing from the lamestream media: the skepticism and fact checking that SHOULD be taking place regarding the input of "news" that validates their leftist agenda would be working overtime on any news that supports an alternative reality.

 
At 8/08/2006 11:12 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ducky, I would say that BOTH are the story.

However, the photo story is such a slap in the face of the average Joe that it will get more attention.

There are few things more deplorable than being lied to... And to do it so badly is an insult to our intelligence.

 
At 8/08/2006 11:47 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Mike's America, since you are so concerned about "twisting" news why not tell me how the capture of two soliers, a MILITARY operation becomes a "kidnapping". Sounds like a little "twisting" to me.

Just curious.

Do you deny the damage the oil slick has done to the Mediterranean?
Do you deny the serious damage to what was a recovering Christian economy?
Do you deny the displacement of many thousands?


Now, I have addressed the so called "twisted" news. Which side of the street was the perp working? I do notice you have stuck to your talking points(direct from Ken Mehlman, I bet) and ignored the substantive points.

Now let's try again...if you want to discredit the news out of Lebanon, what do you do? Why do you assume that was not the goal of the perp in this case?

I'd like to know. Any answers are are you just going to blow smoke?

May I also point out that the fact it was an OBVIOUS fraud (serious hack job) should give pause.

 
At 8/08/2006 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MR Sucky Ducky, is definitely feeling testy today. How combative you have become!!

I will repeat reality for your tiny comprehension.

The MSM called it a kidnapping trying to minimise the actions of HOMICIDAL MANIACS!!!

I and many others called it an act of war added to many other ACTS OF WAR in the last 6 years fully justifying a much more severe response than Israel has so far given.

I love how you propagandists concentrate on the 2 LIVE soldiers also. As if it isn't such a big deal because they ARE alive (we hope).

What about the EIGHT (8) soldiers KILLED in the operation capturing the TWO (2) soldiers??!?!?!?!

They don't mean anything?? Not to mention the equipment destroyed.

You have a really warped sense of reality I must say Little Che Sucky!!


Now, I will address the rest of your TWISTED charges.

Israel has NOT caused any damage to the economy, ecology, or civilians of Lebanon not associated with Hizbulla for more than the 6 years since they withdrew their defensive force from southern Lebanon.

Now, I am sure Little Che Sucky wants us to believe that this is a war of aggression, repression, and occupation.

Sorry Little Che Sucky, if Hizbullah had stopped attacking before the 8 dead and 2 captured in a cross-border Act of War, none of this damage would have happened.

Place the blame squarely where it belongs. On the heads of Hizbulla, their collaborators, those too afraid to oppose the murdering shits, and their Propaganda water carriers like LITTLE CHE SUCKY DUCKLING!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You Little MORONIC Piece of LEFTIE Propaganda!!!

 
At 8/08/2006 12:56 PM, Blogger G_in_AL said...

I sent this strait to my wife... good stuff there AOW.

 
At 8/08/2006 1:25 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7295/reupicswk4.jpg

Now, if anyone can tell me how the doctored photo changes their perception or alters the fundamental impression, please explain.

Otherwise I will reiterate that the purpose of the alteration, if not sheer stupidity, was an attempt to throw the coverage of the Israeli invasion into doubt.

It doesn't seem to have had a lot of impact outside fringe right wing circles.

 
At 8/08/2006 1:39 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

How many of you folks remember the P-shopped photo of Kerry at a rally with Jane Fonda.

Come on, it was on the Freep site and even rimjob admitted it was a fake.

Remember that one, Mike?

 
At 8/08/2006 1:53 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Anonymous, a little food for though from Haeretz. National Review is publishing similar reflections. Looks like someone "overestimated" their capability.

Unbeatable Israeli Army Redux

Israel is losing World War III

By Bradley Burston

There has never before been a war like this.

That is why we are losing it.

We don't know how to fight it. Not yet, at least.

From the start, the whole world has been watching this war, and for good reason:

This is the next great battle of World War III. And, as in Iraq, the war is not going well for the West.

There are parallels to the last world war, of course, beyond the newspaper cartoonists' and worldwide Israel-haters' first reflex of calling the Jews Nazis.

There is the danger that we are seeing a tipping point, in Iraq as well as in Lebanon, which will embolden radical Islam, and Iran in particular, to extend the battlefield of jihad indefinitely.

At its outset, the Second World War went staggeringly well for the Axis. German and Japanese tacticians were legions ahead of their Allied adversaries. Smarter, more creative, more innovative, more motivated, much more deadly.

The blitzkrieg caught all of Europe unawares and, within weeks, reeling. Pearl Harbor, the Twin Towers of its era, struck at an isolationist United States that was profoundly unprepared for war.

Allied military defeats followed in series for years, until endurance, faith, and appropriate fighting methods turned the tide.

Certainly there are those in Israel and the Jewish world who are perversely pleased by the way things have gone wrong for us. There is the Told You So brigade on the far right, which misses no chance to declare that withdrawal is the cause of this war, and is a mortal error that must never be repeated, no matter what, ever.

There is the supremely self-satisfied Not In My Name battalion on the far left, which suggests in its knee-jerk protests and pride at being called traitors, that Israel may have a right to defend itself, but should never really exercise it.

Why are we losing? It is because, in our haste to confront Hezbollah before Iran went nuclear, we went to war before we had the ways and means to win.

Give us the tools, the British said at the outset of WW II, and we'll finish the job. We now know that we went to this war without the tools.

After years of Military Intelligence warnings of Hezbollah's missile arsenal and vaguely comforting news items about the mystery-shrouded Nautilus Katyusha-killer, we now know that we knew next to nothing.

We are losing it because our prime minister, defense minister, and army chief, who are new at their jobs and have proven it at every opportunity, made outlandish, grandiose, and boastful claims at the outset of the campaign, speaking of disarming Hezbollah, creating a new order in Lebanon, creating a reality in which the Lebanese people themselves would turn on the terrorists and diminish their influence.

Even before we ran aground in the north, the words had a perversely familiar ring. They are the sound track of debacle. They are as dated and as current as a 16 mm version of Apocalypse Now screened in IDF forts in Lebanon in the '80s.

We've gone after infrastructure, and in so doing, caused immeasurable suffering to as many as a million Lebanese, a thousand of them dead, thousands of them maimed, hundreds of thousands of them displaced.

And there are still those, and they are many, who argue for More of the Same. Much more. For a start, "Erasing villages where Hezbollah operates."

But more of them same is likely to yield only more of the same failure.

With thousands of thousands of soldiers already in Lebanon, seven brigades and counting, after 4,600 IAF bombing runs , 150 of them Sunday night alone, 80 to 90 percent of Hezbolah's 2,500 fighters are alive and shooting. They are still capable of firing 200 rockets a day into Israel.

We are losing the war, in part, because our actions have only gained sympathy for Hezbollah.

Polls are now showing that nearly 90 percent of Lebanese ? including many who had serious doubts about Hezbollah in the past, now support the organization's war with Israel.

The war has so elevated Hezbollah in the eyes of the world, that terrorism authority Prof. Robert A. Pape, writing in The New York Times, could without flinching compare the group to "the multidimensional American civil-rights movement of the 1960s."

Oddly, one of the lessons of the war is that the government, fearing a backlash over the deaths of soldiers, has directed an offensive which has relied on remote control warfare, effectively causing the needless deaths of hundreds of civilians in Lebanon, and, in the process, putting a million Israelis in range of Katyushas and Fajrs.

It's true, this is World War III. And we are losing.

Cabinet minister Avi Dichter, head of the Shin Bet for much of the Intifada, suggested Monday that the government is heading for a change in direction in Lebanon, and not a moment too soon.

"Curtailing to the point of halting the rockets is the quintessential mission of the IDF. The IDF will need to find the formula to carry out this mission, whether from the air or by other means.

"The fact that this hasn't happened as yet, doesn't mean that this will not happen."

We have to fight smarter. We have to use diplomacy with more skill. But we don't have the option of rolling over and playing righteous. In a world war, you have to choose a side.

Our job now is to survive.

If the Second World War taught the Jews anything, it is this: History is not, fundamentally, written by its victors. History is written, and made, by its survivors. Hezbollah knows this. All they have to do to declare victory, is to survive.

The survival of the Jews is our victory as well. But we're going to have be a whole lot smarter than we have been, to come out of this.

 
At 8/08/2006 2:07 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
What surprises me is your apparent faith that it isn't done by both sides...

I counted on you to point that out. In fact, when I left the swimming pool a few minutes ago, I just knew you'd clarify that point.

...your lack of familiarity with editing techniques to realize the extent of what a pro can do (believe me, the dimbulb at Reuters was no pro).

You're the videographer, not I.

 
At 8/08/2006 2:15 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
I used to believe it was just journalistic naïveté but now it grows ever clear that there is a specific agenda.
Ducky, it most likely does happen on both sides but lately the documented cases of journalistic fraud has come from the left. Since when the freedom of the press turn into freedom to lie?


The lying is specifically for the purposes of deception and to promote a specific agenda. Now, has the press always been biased? Probably so. But the impact of visual images--as opposed to the printed word--has greater impact.

I haven't been all the way through today's print edition of the WaPo, but so far I haven't noticed any obvious retraction of the photo. Did the WaPo run that exact photo? I'm not sure, but I do notice that the WaPo sometimes uses AP photos for the front-page photo and elsewhere inside the newspaper.

Upon arriving home, I've had a quick look at the table of contents in both Time Magazine and Newsweek, both of which arrived in this afternoon's snail mail. I don't see any obvious references to the photo(s) by Hajj.

Elsewhere this morning, I read that he's taken and/or submitted some 900 photos. Are any of those doctored in a more skillful manner?

 
At 8/08/2006 2:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

G,
You've sent this to your wife? Is she a Stephen King fan?

Duck,
How many of you folks remember the P-shopped photo of Kerry at a rally with Jane Fonda.

I wasn't on the web much then, but I have a vague recollection of the photo to which you refer. Wasn't it quickly exposed as a cut-and-paste job? Or was it a satire? Did it appear on the front page of major newspapers as news?

 
At 8/08/2006 2:37 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Hezbollah fighter tells Israel he trained in Iran.

The above link from Yahoo! News was left by another commenter (Free Cyprus) at the top article here at AOW.

Excerpt:

Mon Aug 7, 2:35 PM ET

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Hizbollah fighter captured by Israel has told interrogators he received training in Iran and arrived there on a flight from Syria, a tape of the interrogation released by the Israeli army showed on Monday.

During questioning the man also confessed to taking part in the cross-border raid on July 12 in which two Israeli soldiers were captured, the incident which sparked the current conflict.

"We trained in Iran," the man, who gave his name as Mahmoud Ali Suleiman, told the interrogator. "We went from Beirut in civilian cars... to the airport in Damascus."

Suleiman, who gave his age as 22, said between 40 and 50 people went with him for the training, which involved instruction in the use of anti-tank weapons. He didn't say when the training took place or how long it lasted....


Truth?

 
At 8/08/2006 2:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
There are few things more deplorable than being lied to... And to do it so badly is an insult to our intelligence.

Brava! Great comment!

 
At 8/08/2006 2:46 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
I see that you and Duck are having a little, uh, discussion. Carry on! I have to leave for work in a few minutes.

 
At 8/08/2006 2:48 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
an attempt to throw the coverage of the Israeli invasion into doubt

What???

 
At 8/08/2006 3:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Duck,
an attempt to throw the coverage of the Israeli invasion into doubt

What???

--------------------------------
Simple, you're talking about a doctored photo, not the invasion and the discussion is about the validity of the invasion news. Now the doctored photo hasn't changed the visual meaning of the photo (it's still beirut being bombed) or the events but it has changed the focus of some discussions.

 
At 8/08/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck
Fair enough.

it has changed the focus of some discussions

Maybe. But I don't see anything wrong with checking on the veracity of reports.

I seem to recall that the body count at Qana was inflated.

Off to work now. I'm late!

 
At 8/08/2006 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

missure Che Sucky Ducky,

Yes, isn't it amazing Haaretz has any good coverage based on their standing on the same side as the New York Times??

Warren mentioned something I didn't know today in his latest post.

Apparently during the 6 Day War Israel did not trumpet their wins and total dominance of the battlefield. They later claimed this was purposeful so that the LEFTIES (they didn't use that term) would not have a hissie fit and demand cease fires and an end to hostilities before they were ready to stop.

As long as the UN and other Leftie water carriers thought things weren't going too bad for the Arabs they wouldn't ratchet up the rhetoric and diplomatic pressure!!!

HindSight shows it worked beautifully.

Watching the reports from both sides of where Israel ground forces have been and are. The number of men called up and when. Reports of casualties, physical destruction, and troop locations, all lead me to believe that, unlike the 6 Day War Israel isn't totally dominant, but, they are making steady progress with low casualties on their own side and a minimum of 5 to 1 casualties on the Hizbully side.

With estimates of an active force of 2000 to start, Hizbully will soon be in crisis without trained replacements. As they do not have time to train more replacements, they will have to bring in outside terrorist trained bodies that will not fit well into their tight structure.

Whether this slow but steady strategy is because Olmert and others are LEFTY, it is being done so the defeat of Hizbully isn't as obvious so they can continue for a longer period and make sure of the destruction of facilities, supplies, and personnel, or the military just think it really is the best way I don't know.

Whichever, it is working very well with low civilian casualties.

You, of course will scream about how many civilian casualties there are. I would refer you to the number of civilian casualties that have occurred in Iraq in the same period where the US was not involved!! Call it what you will. Muslims are slaughtering Muslims faster than Israel has since the 6 Day War!!!

Muslims are using themselves as cannon fodder against each other!!

We don't have these kinds of statistics for Lebanon yet, so, let's look at a good review of Iraq through mid 2005:

http://www.logictimes.com/civilian.htm

And more on casualties:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22441.pdf#search='iraqi%20civilian%20casualty%20statistics'

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ya know, if they quit killing each other they MIGHT be able to eradicate Israel like they keep preaching!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So tell me Little Che Sucky, why do you give any support to people who have collaborated with a murderous cult that is attempting to convert, subdue, or kill, everyone else in the world????

Actions have consequences. When you collaborate with homicidal maniacs you tend to get caught up in violence they cause that might kill you.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You Little Sucky MORON!!!

 
At 8/08/2006 4:27 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Anyone seen "Mike's America"? Mike do you remember the toppling of the Saddam statue. The "huge" crowds that the reactionary right wing media showed?

Now it was pointed out that the crowd was rather small and they were identified as members of Ahmed Chalabi's (aka Curveball) crew.

Remember that? I doubt you remember much of anthing since Ken Mehlmen has shipped out instructions on how to neutralize "Mission Accomplished" (LMAO) as a talking point but you get my drift.

 
At 8/08/2006 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and one other shot across the SS Little Suckies bow:

you said:

"... (it's still beirut being bombed) ..."

I say, how do you know?? There is no evidence of aircraft, bomb casings, bodies, rockets, artillery fire, explosive damage...

This could have originally been a picture of a suicide bombing or a simple FIRE!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You sorry little Che MORON!!!

 
At 8/08/2006 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Che Sucky Ducky:

How many remember that Kerry collaborated with the same group that Fonda collaborated with.

That there are REAL photos putting them at a number of the same rallies along with verbal reports and recountings from both sides over the years.

Yes, photo shopped photos CAN be used to try and distract from the very thing they alledgedly show!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You sorry little Che Sucky MORON!!!

 
At 8/08/2006 5:27 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

A little something I just found at Debbie's site:

The FBI alerted state and local authorities Monday to be on the lookout for 11 Egyptian exchange students who arrived in the U.S. last month but never showed up for class.

The men, who range in age from 18 to 22, were scheduled to attend a month-long program in U.S. history and culture, plus English language instruction, at Montana State University along with six other students. The group flew from Cairo and arrived in the U.S. on July 29. All entered the U.S. legally, but officials said the no-shows violated the terms of their visas...

 
At 8/08/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

DOctored or staged photos?
Not a big deal at all.
We have to keep in mind that our objectives are pure and our causes just (sarcasm).

Have a look at this beauty:

http://drinkingfromhome.blogspot.com/2006/08/extreme-makeover-beirut-edition.html

 
At 8/08/2006 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

missinglink,

that background makes her look HOT in the second pic!!! I would have never guessed!!

(smirk)

 
At 8/08/2006 10:23 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Anon,
The MSM reached its peak.
They certainly do Dr Goebbels proud.
Have a look at this scenario:
rubble, dust and ....shiny toys.
Lotsa shiny toys.

Awwwwww... My hemorrhoids are bleeding (please pardon me – I’m getting emotional).

http://www.slublog.com/archives/2006/08/the_passion_of.html

 
At 8/08/2006 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

missinglink,

I wonder if Che Sucky or Brown Stain will cut us in on the toy sales??

Stain's been really tight about the Head Coffin franchises!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 8/09/2006 12:08 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Anon,
I doubt if we get our equal share in anything but prompt decapitation (after the revolution).

You know what really gives away the fact that the toy photos are staged?
Wrong bloody toys!
Hezbo kiddies don't play with Mickey mouse and such!
AK-47 seems to be the toy of their choice or a nice exploding belt.
But fluffy Mickey?
Puhleeease!

 
At 8/09/2006 1:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Che Sucky,

you should head on over to EIA's place. He's displaying a GREAT set of Photos showing how evil the Israelis are.

Guaranteed to put a smile on your beak/!!

http://israeliaggression.blogspot.com/

 
At 8/09/2006 1:47 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

So Ducky,

With all the criticism of the current Israeli government's war strategy in your posts above, are you ready to step in to the light and realize that leftists suck as war cheifs?

 
At 8/09/2006 9:38 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

"why not tell me how the capture of two soliers, a MILITARY operation becomes a "kidnapping"."..ducky

First of all, Hezbollah is not the Lebanese military...it is a terrorist organization occupying Lebanon's southern territory against the wishes of the majority of Lebanese and also against UN resolutions.
Second...after they kidnapped the Israeli soldiers, they demanded a RANSOM. Sounds like kidnapping to me.

 
At 8/09/2006 9:53 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Beamish, give it a rest.

The Israelis fired their chif of staff. He was a PILOT !!! The Israeli air force hasn't flown into a hazard in 40 years. They got a little lazy just going after kids with rocks

My statement is still clear, if you want a war president elect a Dem. if you want to invade grenada elect a Republican.

 
At 8/09/2006 9:56 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Another reminder to Mike's America about spinning the news. Remember when Daddy Bush did his Willy Horton ad? Now it's easy to scare Republicans and you are especially afraid of the dark if you get my drift but this one was special.

The Commonwealth hadn't released Horton...he was out on a federal furlough. That means it was your man President Ronald "RBT" Reagan who was responsible.

Any comment.

 
At 8/09/2006 9:57 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Sorry American Crusader...they asked for a prisoner exchange. Their personnel had been captured by Israel. SOP.

 
At 8/09/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

OK folks that's it for me. Free pile on Ducky day in honor of Jomentum LIEberman getting smacked down.

Take your best shots. reebies all around.

 
At 8/09/2006 12:10 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Ducky, it was the Democratic Party that smacked down the hardest yesterday. This signals the end of the DP's claim to the middle of the road. It also signals the beginning of its complete detachment from the American voting population. It was a bad move.

"LIEberman" is a good man. Most politicians would have cried that the election was "stolen" after having their website hacked and their campaign workers denied email access on the eve of an election.

He is still in the running as an Independent.

 
At 8/09/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

It looks like the Shining is an uplifting movie with a positive message. I will have to check it out.

See you at the next peace rally...

 
At 8/09/2006 1:15 PM, Blogger G_in_AL said...

Freedomnow... read my latest post... lol, we are reading this Leiberman thing the same way.

And Ducky:

Lets see, Free Republic the BLOG! or Reuters the NEWS AGENCY?

Are you serious? Shut up with that lame-o comparison.

 
At 8/09/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Right ducky...and I suppose the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas wasn't a kidnapping either.That might be SOP for terrorist organizations but not for the military.

 
At 8/09/2006 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this mr. ducky...

Welcome to Washington, (R) Alan Schlesinger!

 
At 8/09/2006 1:52 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...I think he had some money on Lamont. LOL!

 
At 8/09/2006 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Che Sucky whined:

"My statement is still clear, if you want a war president elect a Dem. if you want to invade grenada elect a Republican."

And what did Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clintoon accomplish in the war category?? Outside of encouraging IslamoNazism of course!!

Quack, QUAAAAACK, QUAAACK, quack.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You Little Che Sucky MORON!!!!

 
At 8/09/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Freedom Now,
It looks like the Shining is an uplifting movie with a positive message.

A real family-film, guaranteed to give the viewers sweet dreams.

About Joe Lieberman....The Dems turned on him. He voted his conscience with regard to the war in Iraq. I guess it's not okay to vote one's conscience if that vote doesn't stem from Bush Derangement Syndrome.

I've always respected Lieberman--for lots of reasons--despite his being a member of the Democratic Party. And I know many, both Dems and Reps, who'd have voted for a Lieberman/Gore ticket, whereas the reverse was a turn-off.

At the last account I had, Lieberman will be making his next run for the Senate as an Independent.

Duck,
OK folks that's it for me. Free pile on Ducky day...

In a masochistic mood today, are you?

BTW, Mike's America stops by here, but not every day.

G,
Reuters the NEWS AGENCY

Reuters slimed themselves. Surely, more than one pair of eyes clears their photos for publication.

American Crusader,
I'm sure you've read about the Hezbollah criminal which Israel refuses to trade for the kidnapped soldiers. Isn't that Hezbollah criminal a child molester?

G,
I'll be over to check your latest posting.

Crusader,
after they kidnapped the Israeli soldiers, they demanded a RANSOM. Sounds like kidnapping to me.

Definitely a kidnapping! And if one gives the kidnappings another name, one has "vetted" Hamas and Hezbollah as respected elements of the government of the respective areas.

 
At 8/09/2006 4:26 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
And what did Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clintoon accomplish in the war category?? Outside of encouraging IslamoNazism of course!!

My next post relates to IslamoNazism. Watch for it: "Youth Training, The Koran, and Mein Kampf.

Blogger is scheduled for an outage later today, so I may wait until tomorrow to post what I've got in the queue.

 
At 8/09/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Duck had some money on Lamont? I'd guess so. Hehehe.

 
At 8/09/2006 4:29 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Addendum: No wisdom fromt the philosophers?

 
At 8/09/2006 4:30 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Sorry American Crusader...they asked for a prisoner exchange. Their personnel had been captured by Israel. SOP.

You're elevating H & H to legitimate status?

 
At 8/09/2006 4:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
You know what really gives away the fact that the toy photos are staged?
Wrong bloody toys!


What an interesting point! I hadn't thought of that aspect.

 
At 8/09/2006 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see discussion as to whether Hizbully is an accepted or LEGAL group of the government of Lebanon.

I would point out that the Government of Lebanon has allowed representatives of this criminal organisation to hold elected office.

By doing so they are accepting the Legitimacy of Hizbully.

By refusing to endanger themselves by not disarming Hizbully, or requesting assistance from outside the country to disarm Hizbully, they again allow an aura of legality for these criminals as a Military Orgnisation.

I would also point out that if Hizbully is a simple Criminal problem Israel has NO GROUNDS TO RESPOND THE WAY THEY HAVE WITHOUT EXTENSIVE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT.

Accept the fact that Hizbully has been a group that has been allowed to become legitimate in Lebanon by popular acclaim and inaction by those who should have taken action against them.

By doing this we can allow Israel free hand to respond to ACTS OF WAR!!!!!

By extension those who assist Hizbully in their ACTS OF WAR also come under question!!!

Unfortunately this is also an argument for leaving the West Bank.

Leave it. Get attacked by a sovereign nation. Destroy those who attack you and LEGALLY annex the land! Something Israel should have done when they took the land from Jordan after the 6 Day War! Something they should go ahead and do to Gaza.

Actually, since Gaza is run by the same people running the West Bank, Israel should go ahead and finish it NOW and expel all those people not willing to live in Palestine in PEACE!!!

 
At 8/09/2006 5:41 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
I would point out that the Government of Lebanon has allowed representatives of this criminal organisation to hold elected office.

By doing so they are accepting the Legitimacy of Hizbully....

Accept the fact that Hizbully has been a group that has been allowed to become legitimate in Lebanon by popular acclaim and inaction by those who should have taken action against them.

By doing this we can allow Israel free hand to respond to ACTS OF WAR!!!!!


I agree. Furthermore, the idea of any kind of truce (Hudna alert!) with terrorist Hezbollah and Hamas is dangerously ludicrous.

This week, Dr. Walid Phares and Brigitte Gabriel (both Lebanese-born, but not Muslims) have stated that the Lebanese government and even the population of Lebanon are puppets of Hezbollah. They are puppets both overtly and covertly (i.e., tacitly). That complicity makes them fair targets, IMO.

Did you see today's WaPo? Included therein, in the editorial section, is this commentary by Fouad Siniora, reproduced below for your convenience:

End This Tragedy Now
Israel Must Be Made to Respect International Law

By Fouad Siniora
Wednesday, August 9, 2006; A17

BEIRUT

A military solution to Israel's savage war on Lebanon and the Lebanese people is both morally unacceptable and totally unrealistic. We in Lebanon call upon the international community and citizens everywhere to support my country's sovereignty and end this folly now. We also insist that Israel be made to respect international humanitarian law, including the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which it has repeatedly and willfully violated.

As the world watches, Israel has besieged and ravaged our country, created a humanitarian and environmental disaster, and shattered our infrastructure and economy, putting an intolerable strain on our social and economic systems. Fuel, food and medical equipment are in short supply; homes, factories and warehouses have been destroyed; roads severed, bridges smashed and airports disabled.

The damage to infrastructure alone is running into the billions of dollars, as are the losses to owners of private property, and the long-term direct and indirect costs due to lost revenue in tourism, agriculture and industrial sectors are expected to be many more billions. Lebanon's well-known achievements in 15 years of postwar development have been wiped out in a matter of days by Israel's deadly military might.

For all this carnage and death, and on behalf of all Lebanese, we demand an international inquiry into Israel's criminal actions in Lebanon and insist that Israel pay compensation for its wanton destruction.

Israel seems to think that its attacks will sow discord among the Lebanese. This will never happen. Israel should know that the Lebanese people will remain steadfast and united in the face of this latest Israeli aggression -- its seventh invasion -- just as they were during nearly two decades of brutal occupation. The people's will to resist grows ever stronger with each village demolished and each massacre committed.

On July 25, at the international conference for Lebanon in Rome, I proposed a comprehensive seven-point plan to end the war. It was well received by the conference and got the unanimous and full backing of the Lebanese Council of Ministers, in which Hezbollah is represented, as well as of the speaker of parliament and a majority of parliamentary blocs. Representatives of diverse segments of Lebanese civil society have come out strongly in favor, as has the Islamic-Christian Summit, representing all the religious confessions, ensuring a broad national consensus and preserving our delicate social equilibrium.

The plan, which also received the full support of the 56 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, included an immediate, unconditional and comprehensive cease-fire and called for:

· The release of Lebanese and Israeli prisoners and detainees through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

· The withdrawal of the Israeli army behind the "blue line."

· A commitment from the U.N. Security Council to place the Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shouba Hills areas under U.N. jurisdiction until border delineation and Lebanese sovereignty over them are fully settled. Further, Israel must surrender all maps of remaining land mines in southern Lebanon to the United Nations.

· Extension of the Lebanese government's authority over its territory through its legitimate armed forces, with no weapons or authority other than that of the Lebanese state, as stipulated in the Taif accord. We have indicated that the Lebanese armed forces are ready and able to deploy in southern Lebanon, alongside the U.N. forces there, the moment Israel pulls back to the international border.

· The supplementing of the U.N. international force operating in southern Lebanon and its enhancement in numbers, equipment, mandate and scope of operation, as needed, to undertake urgent humanitarian and relief work and guarantee stability and security in the south so that those who fled their homes can return.

· Action by the United Nations on the necessary measures to once again put into effect the 1949 armistice agreement signed by Lebanon and Israel and to ensure adherence to its provisions, as well as to explore possible amendments to or development of those provisions as necessary.

· The commitment of the international community to support Lebanon on all levels, including relief, reconstruction and development needs.

As part of this comprehensive plan, and empowered by strong domestic political support and the unanimous backing of the cabinet, the Lebanese government decided to deploy the Lebanese armed forces in southern Lebanon as the sole domestic military force in the area, alongside U.N. forces there, the moment Israel pulls back to the international border.

Israel responded by slaughtering more civilians in the biblical town of Qana. Such horrible scenes have been repeated daily for nearly four weeks and continue even as I write these words.

The resolution to this war must respect international law and U.N. resolutions, not just those selected by Israel, a state that deserves its reputation as a pariah because of its consistent disdain for and rejection of international law and the wishes of the international community for over half a century.

Lebanon calls, once again, on the United Nations to bring about an immediate cease-fire to relieve the beleaguered people of Lebanon. Only then can the root causes of this war -- Israeli occupation of Lebanese territories and its perennial threat to Lebanon's security, as well as Lebanon's struggle to regain full sovereignty over all its territory -- be addressed.

I believe that a political resolution rooted in international law and based on these seven points will lead to long-term stability. If Israel would realize that the peoples of the Middle East cannot be cowed into submission, that they aspire only to live in freedom and dignity, it could also be a stepping stone to a final solution of the wider Arab-Israeli conflict, which has plagued our region for 60 years.

The 2002 Arab summit in Beirut, which called for a just, comprehensive and lasting peace based on the principle of land for peace, showed the way forward. A political solution cannot, however, be implemented as long as Israel continues to occupy Arab land in Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank and the Syrian Golan Heights and as long as it wages war on innocent people in Lebanon and Palestine. As Jawaharlal Nehru said, "the only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction."

Enough destruction, dispossession, desperation, displacement and death! Lebanon must be allowed to reclaim its position in this troubled region as a beacon of freedom and democracy where justice and the rule of law prevail, and as a refuge for the oppressed where moderation, tolerance and enlightenment triumph.

The writer is prime minister of Lebanon.


Plenty to discuss in the above!

 
At 8/09/2006 6:27 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Lots more on additional photo fraud by Reuters.

 
At 8/09/2006 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AOW,

Propaganda is a wonderful thing. The more ludicrous the more some people WANT to believe it.

The speech by Siniora is a perfect example. Take no responsibility for not taking action to suppress the IslamoNazis. Claim they did nothing wrong. Blame Israel for perpetrating War Crimes against the Geneva Convention even though it can be categorically proven that only Hizbully have committed any crimes and are responsible for all civilian deaths. Finally, blame it all on Israel and claim Israel must stop all defensive activity and let Hizbully and all other homicidal maniacs do whatever they want.

Please, would someone shoot that piece of filth???

It becomes obvious that Che Sucky and Brown Stain parrot everything thses people believe and do.

 
At 8/09/2006 7:58 PM, Anonymous Seth said...

What Siniora is doing, essentially, is attempting to persuade the rest of the world to bail him out of a mess he and his country brought, unilaterally, on themselves.

Let's say the "international community" did bail him out and compelled the Israelis to stand down. Does anybody believe that once the smoke cleared, Siniora wouldn't simply allow the status quo to return to normal, with Hezbollah still playing a large role in Lebanese government and still attacking Israel from its base in southern Lebanon?

Israel needs to be permitted to finish this to their satisfaction, no matter how much weeping we hear from the self-victimizing Lebanese.

 
At 8/09/2006 8:36 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Don't you worry, Mr. Ducky. I'm going to make sure Bush isn't re-elected in 2008. I can't wait to debate him.

 
At 8/10/2006 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seth,

I totally agree. That bull pucky about bringing 15,000 Lebanese regulars down to guard the border is such an obvious Trojan Horse that I have a hard time believing even Che Sucky could say it with a straight face!!!

Isn't the excuse for not disarming Hizbully cause there are too many Hizbully supporters in the Lebanese regulars???

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

And LEFTIES swallow this PAP!!

 
At 8/10/2006 6:18 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Seth,
the self-victimizing Lebanese

Excellent turn of phrase! Patai's The Arab Mind speaks of that aspect of Arab culture.

Mr. Beamish,
Last winter, one of my husband's friends actually ranted about how Bush must not be re-elected in 2008. And he's not the only one we've heard say that kind of thing. I guess these fellows haven't read the Constitution. Or maybe they didn't get much out of their civics and government courses in school--right here in Fairfax County.

Anonymous,
bringing 15,000 Lebanese regulars down to guard the border

As if they've been successful so far in controlling what's going on within the borders of Lebanon!

I've noticed the same nonsense spouted on the news and in most msm newspapers. Apparently the powers of self-delusion have no limit.

 
At 8/10/2006 6:32 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
I particularly like the posed lion. For me, that's the most obviously posed photo. It appeared on Yahoo!

 
At 8/10/2006 6:59 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

AOW,
Yes, it is rather majestic stuffed animal.
Looks more like a tiger but...does it change a thing? ;-)

 
At 8/10/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
You're right--it is a tiger. I guess I was thinking of "the lions of jihad."

 
At 8/10/2006 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AOW,

now there's a GOP strategy!!

Let the LEFTIES think Bush IS running!! They will spend so much time and energy attacking him that another non-Bush CONSERVATIVE would sneak right in!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Kinda like the trial balloons the Clintoon ran up before he left office!!

 
At 8/10/2006 9:02 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
Let the LEFTIES think Bush IS running!! They will spend so much time and energy attacking him that another non-Bush CONSERVATIVE would sneak right in!!!

Works for me!

BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) is working against the Dems. And the Dems are so crazed that they don't see it.

I have to wonder if some of those Connecticut primary-voters regret how they cast their ballots yesterday, in light of the news today about the foiled terror-plot.

 
At 8/11/2006 8:19 AM, Blogger cube said...

I think I prefer the first version.

 
At 8/11/2006 9:27 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Cube,
I read The Shining during a blizzard here in the D.C. area. Talk about getting scared out of my wits.

I like Jack Nicholson. He can really play a maniac. His line "Heeeeere's Johnny!" is an excellent catch-phrase for heads-up to a maniac.

 
At 8/11/2006 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AOW,

"Honey, I'm HOOOOME!!"

Was my favorite!!!

 
At 8/11/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
That, too, has become another catch-phrase.

And so has "redrum."

 
At 8/11/2006 4:42 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

All work and no play makes Beamish a dull boy. All work and no play makes Beamish a dull boy. All work and no play makes Beamish a dull boy. All work and no play makes Beamish a dull boy. (x infinity)

 
At 8/11/2006 4:47 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
Somehow I don't see you as "all work." Maybe I've misinterpreted?

 
At 8/12/2006 8:57 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I'm enjoying the time that only working 40 hours a week has made available to me lately, at least for the next couple of weeks, then it's back to 60 to 80. Unless someone knows a good lottery number to play or wants to help me knock over some liquor stores, I've got to raise up some cash fast so my online presence will be noticeably slight soon.

 
At 8/13/2006 10:21 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
I've got to raise up some cash fast so my online presence will be noticeably slight soon.

Bummer! I go back to the classroom in September. Then my online time will be curtailed.

What a pity to have to work!

 
At 8/14/2006 10:33 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I've always managed to squeeze in a few hours a day for blogging. We'll see what happens. I'm eyeballing and campaigning for one job that pays more in 40 hours than the two I have pay in 65 combined. And it's close enough to home to cut the gasoline bill in half.

I may be heartlessly enjoying my 32-ounce porterhouse steaks in front of a widescreen plasma TV showing commercials from panhandlers shilling for fly-covered starving kids in the Marxist parts of Africa soon.

It's just not the same on a console set.

 
At 8/14/2006 4:43 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

AOW, do you prefer Nicholson's "psychos" to Pacino?

Dog Day Afternoon, Heat...Pacino is pretty effective when he goes over the top.

 
At 8/14/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
When my husband and I replaced our television set last year, we looked at those plasma-screen sets. Expensive! But that aside, the living room here in our old pre-WWII house is shaped oddly, so a large screen overwhelms the room. The room is so small that surround-sound isn't of much account, plus my husband is deaf in one ear. So we opted for a widescreen, flat screen. Suits us, and the screen is large enough that we feel as if we're at the drive-in theater.

But some of my clients, most of whom live in beautiful homes, have those huge plasma screens.

And it's close enough to home to cut the gasoline bill in half.

Money in your pocket! My husband and I have very short commutes, and I'm grateful for that.

 
At 8/14/2006 7:03 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
AOW, do you prefer Nicholson's "psychos" to Pacino?

Actually, yes. I loved Jack Nicholson in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. I know, he wasn't portraying a psycho in that film, but I mention it because that may have been first Jack Nicholson film I saw.

I think it's Nicholson's smile. It lights up the world. When he smiles, I smile--no matter the part he's playing.

But I do enjoy Pacino's portrayal of psychos. He can project pure evil.

 

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