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From the Fox Hole 7-16-06




I could never understand this:  Clinton’s  action in Somalia was seen as a failure see [ BLACK HAWK DOWN].  It was, as no one thought we couldn’t see Viet Nam guerrilla  tactics being used in Africa.   Tactics, is what the Warlords would used and used them well they did, “Never Leave a Ranger Behind” was the chink in our amour and they used this to their advantage and we left.

At the time The Right Wing blamed Clinton for our being in Somalia and our failure. Fine.

I do not suffer fools gladly,  however, I forgave my Right Winged Countrymen and their   ignorance because  history for most of them is what you save on Tivo.

Most don’t realize it was George 41 who put US  troops in Somalia. George 41, ordered US troops in Somalia  in the same month of November, G41 lost his  presidential re-election loss.  G41 did so for a noble cause, for peace to stop the violence that had taken over Semolina.

Clinton continues the policy and the rest is in the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN. The Right Wing Orgy Commences,  Limbaugh and  Fox News are lathered up  for months.

Fast forward 10 years more or less,  G43 pays off the same warlords who were responsible for handing us our heads in Somalia, with 18 Army Rangers Dead. And the Right Wing Rubes have said nothing, their news coverage is as dry as my aunts “Private Summer”,  not to mention the Liberal Media has failed to link the dots, I guess they ran out of the fat crayons.

And what happens?  The news is still inside the box, no analysis of how we get anywhere.  We just arrive. The media does not want to  have their presidential access taken away, so the Media makes no waves. As long as the mantra is repeated “WE do everything for Fighting the War on Terror”, the Devil is pleased, the Righteous prays to the Gospel of Wealth, and the soul of non- believers are prayed for. And we all forget what we saved on
Tivo last night and just erase it in the morning because we just don’t have time to watch the past.

Washington Post Article


Snow-Job, and  his  arrival as White House Press Secretary,  is a  stroke of genius. A Dyed in the wool believer, his service to the cause reads like GOP Mercenary. From Public Radio to FOX News , Fill-in for Rush Limbaugh and O’ Reilly. I am not mad at  Snow-Job, he gives it back as he gets it and his “Snow Balls” are the biggest in The Room.  In comparison, if McClellan and Snow-job  where captain of  ships,  McClellan was the captain of the USS Minnow and marooned in the middle of nowhere.  Whereas, Snow-Job is the captain USS Iowa and is moored quietly in Tokyo Bay just so everyone knows, “Surrender because what time is it??!!  It’s  Snow Job Time”.  Next question. Snow-Job is the smartest move the Bush Administration has  made since dis-owning Katherine Harris,  and “Kenny Boy” Lay. Shame about, “Kenny Boy” Lay, he is still G43 biggest Contributor in 2000 and no one shows up to see him off, Folks can be so….I don’t know… GOP.

Snow Job, beware of the garden path,  if you hear of an earthquake in Yorba Linda, resign and site your family for your reasons of departure because someone Yorba Linda and it’s not Poseidon.

Regardless of Party or Lack there Of.

Fight your fight, and always with your A-Game.


General Lee Speaking Off Course


In Brazil, Unpaved Path to Excellence


RIO DE JANEIRO, June 24 — How does Brazil do it? Year after year, World Cup after World Cup, soccer stars seem to roll out of here like cars off a factory assembly line.

First came the generation of Pelé, Garrincha, Tostão and Rivelino, followed by Zico, Falcão and Socrates. Since the mid-1990’s, Romário, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and now Kaká, Adriano and Robinho have further burnished Brazil’s reputation for unmatched excellence. To the average fan around the world, Brazilian soccer appears to be a powerful, well-oiled machine.

But those who know it best are aware that the reality is far more complicated, that the country’s record five World Cup championships are more a result of popular passion for the beautiful game, as it is often called here, than of any organized apparatus that methodically finds and develops players.

“There is no system in Brazil,” said Carlos Roberto de Oliveira, who, playing as Roberto Dinamite, was a member of the Brazilian national team in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. “Everything happens on a random, haphazard basis.”

–Read the rest of the article at the New York Times.

From The Fox Hole 6.22.06

Date: 22 June 2006 Thursday

From: General Lee Speaking
Re: From The Fox Hole

From time to time I will send communiqués listed Re: From the Fox Hole. What comes from the Fox Hole? Something you may or may not have heard of, may or may not agree with, regardless it comes from out there beyond the safe digs of one’s domicile.

A car, an engine, a blow torch which runs on water and doesn’t burn your hand.


Mad Cow out of the barn:

Now put on your thinking caps: ” Remember when Canada had their first mad cow out-break? It was the news for a couple of weeks non-stop, “Oh my God the humanity, and on the cover of every major magazine we saw MAD COW IN AMERICA? and the US refused to import Canadian beef, do you remember?”

Then the US had an outbreak and it was like ” Well, no worries, Uncle Sam has it covered, so keep chewing.” And as a kid is to the teat we never looked up.

Now Mad Cow has been reported in the United States for the first time as Spontaneous:

One version of the story

Now the other version of the same story

Now ask yourself, since when has Mad Cow not been something we do not talk about?

Answer: The moment Mad Cow started to appear in the United States, is the moment Mad Cow ceased to be a story.

Copy That.

Gen. L. Speaking

Very Nice Illusion

See in color!

Yeti Hair Anyone?

Get a 46 year old yeti hair here!


Sunday Open Blogathy


What do you want to talk about?

This post is for you.

Guest Blogger added to the mix


Hello guys and gals! I will be turning this post over to a guest blogger today. He wants everyone who is interested to read the following link for a bit of back-story before delving into his post. So if you are willing to get a little political and get your read on then let’s get on with it!

Hum this song as you read the following paragraph

What A Difference A Day Makes

What a difference a day makes

Twenty-four little hours

Brought the sun and the flowers

Where there used to be rain

Yesterday in the news from the White House, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s was killed during an air strike from two 500 lbs bombs. Now Zarqawi died as a result of the attack; after being found alive by Iraqi Police, rolling off his stretcher, given “medical attention”, mumbled “a little something”, and then died shortly thereafter. Did Mel Brooks write this account? Well this time it took only a day for our “intelligence” to kick in and do a re-write of the story. I tip my hat to Chief of Staff Mr. Bolten for getting Rummy out of his old habits, you would think Mr. Bolten is Rummy’s Sponsor of Little White Lie Anonymous. Chenny it’s your turn next, off to the Grand Jury or witness stand for your Bob Barker neutered lap dog Libby Scooter. My guess October is when The I Spy…..Kennel show gets underway. RE: Iraqi and Afghanistan [Shhhhhh….it’s the forgotten war and warriors], To The United States Government and our Military Leadership: “When if ever, will we ever, tell the story right, the first with confidence [ Say that ten times fast]. Or does our need to “re-correct” the “re-invented” history of the War in Iraqi need to be elevated to the theater of the absurd? Our Governments method of conducting itself internationally, was behavior only seen from the former USSR; comparing our now actions in Iraqi to the USSR? Yes. Remember there was a time it was “Better Dead than Red” and now we have “Red States”. Lovely. I think this al-Zarqawi’s thing is a change for the good, we came clean and said this is what really happened 24 hours ago. Get caught up, before you get the facts of a story and the story gets in front of the facts and you end up with Jessica Lynch, Patrick Tillman as “National Heroes” to cover up what the real story was behind the truth that becomes the story of Little White Lies.

Point of Factoid: And we are not at war.

  • The United Staes hasn’t been at War for almost 60 years.
  • The last formal Declaration of War ended 10 February 1947 with the
    Paris Peace Treaty.
  • What we are currently engaged in is a Military Engagement, God know
    we’re ot Nation Building, and we have had many of those more of these than
    the former.
  • It’ not sexy to say the Military Engagement against Terrorism.
  • If we were at War you would see these people and know them by name:General of the Army, General of the Air force, Fleet Admiral

You cannot not name them because they don’t exist in [use heavy re-verb] THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM!

A Qinn Martin Production
Act One: I used to smoke’em out ’til I quit.

Gen. Lee Speaking