Texas Rainmaker

Remember how Democrats were bashing Republicans on the campaign trail for not “fully implementing” the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission?

Democrat Press Conference - September 5, 2006:

At a press conference yesterday, Democrats said the administration should use more diplomacy and fully implement the recommendations by the September 11 commission.

Remember how they claimed this failure was causing America to be less safe?

[Democrat Senator Evan] Bayh remarked on how the Bush Administration’s failure to fully implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission has weakened our nations national security

Remember their promise that if they got into power, they’d fully implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations?

Nancy Pelosi - June 13, 2006:

“Republicans’ misplaced priorities mean America is not as safe it should be. Democrats have a new direction for the American people — one that will fully implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and make the security of the American people a top priority.”

Harry Reid - October 9, 2006:

Reid said if Democrats take power, they would work to redeploy troops off the battlefields. Renew efforts to fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Fully implement the 9-11 Commission’s recommendations. Rebuild the military, which some estimates show needs a $75 billion investment to bring it back up to pre war levels of readiness.

Guess what? They were lying. Shocker, I know. But look what they’re doing in the post-election world:

Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation’s intelligence agencies. …aides on the House and Senate appropriations, armed services and intelligence committees confirmed this week that a reorganization of Congress would not be part of the package of homeland-security changes up for passage in the “first 100 hours” of the Democratic Congress.

Ok, so Democrats promised to fully implement the recommendations pre-election and have decided to not fully implement post-election… it’s not that big of a deal, right?

Or is it? Look at what the 9/11 Commission members think about the part the Democrats have decided to ignore:

…the commission was unequivocal about the need.

“Of all our recommendations, strengthening congressional oversight may be among the most difficult and important,” the panel wrote. “So long as oversight is governed by current congressional rules and resolutions, we believe the American people will not get the security they want and need.”

“We think this is extremely crucial,” [former New Jersey governor and the commission’s co-chairman, Thomas H.] Kean said…

Come on, these are Democrats… did you actually believe them in the first place?

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A Texan’s Response to Mahmoud
November 29th, 2006 5:22 pm

Noble Americans,

Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.

Really? Sorry if we misinterpreted your storming of our embassy and killing our citizens in 1979. And we apologize if we didn’t recognize the threat to wipe a nation off the map as “extending a hand of friendship”. And forgive us for not appreciating that your offer of friendship is wrapped in your sponsorship of terrorism around the globe.

Hundreds of thousands of my Iranian compatriots are living amongst you in friendship and peace, and are contributing positively to your society. Our people have been in contact with you over the past many years and have maintained these contacts despite the unnecessary restrictions of US authorities.

We know all about your compatriots living among us. We arrested several for illegally smuggling more of your compatriots across the Mexican border. Another of your compatriots living among us pled guilty for trying to “buy and export fighter planes and other restricted equipment for use by the Iranian military.” And how many more are you planning to send over here to stake out our high profile landmarks?

As mentioned, we have common concerns, face similar challenges, and are pained by the sufferings and afflictions in the world.

Sorry, Mahmoud, but converting to Islam under the threat of beheading and carrying out a new Holocaust are not at the top of our to-do list.

We, like you, are aggrieved by the ever-worsening pain and misery of the Palestinian people. Persistent aggressions by the Zionists are making life more and more difficult for the rightful owners of the land of Palestine. In broad day-light, in front of cameras and before the eyes of the world, they are bombarding innocent defenseless civilians, bulldozing houses, firing machine guns at students in the streets and alleys, and subjecting their families to endless grief.

No day goes by without a new crime.

But enough about the Palestinian suicide bombers…

Palestinian mothers, just like Iranian and American mothers, love their children, and are painfully bereaved by the imprisonment, wounding and murder of their children. What mother wouldn’t?

And the grandmothers are strapping bomb vests on and blowing up people.

For 60 years, the Zionist regime has driven millions of the inhabitants of Palestine out of their homes. Many of these refugees have died in the Diaspora and in refugee camps. Their children have spent their youth in these camps and are aging while still in the hope of returning to homeland.

You know well that the US administration has persistently provided blind and blanket support to the Zionist regime, has emboldened it to continue its crimes, and has prevented the UN Security Council from condemning it.

No, we’ve prevented madmen like yourself from arbitrarily killing every innocent man, woman and child in Israel and… how did you put it… wiping Israel off the map.

Who can deny such broken promises and grave injustices towards humanity by the US administration?

This coming from the man who denies the Holocaust happened? C’mon, Mahmoud, you can do better than that.

Governments are there to serve their own people. No people wants to side with or support any oppressors. But regrettably, the US administration disregards even its own public opinion and remains in the forefront of supporting the trampling of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Let’s take a look at Iraq. Since the commencement of the US military presence in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, maimed or displaced.

How many have died at the hands of your own citizens sneaking across the border to commit acts of murder and terrorism?

Terrorism in Iraq has grown exponentially.

You should know, what with being the “most active state sponsor of terrorism” in the world and all.

With the presence of the US military in Iraq, nothing has been done to rebuild the ruins, to restore the infrastructure or to alleviate poverty.

Nothing at all… well, except for:
- A power system that surpasses the pre-war level of output,
- Completing work on Baghdad and Basrah airports which now average more than 20 non-military movements per day,
- Vaccinating 3 million children through monthly national immunization days,
- Renovating 2,356 schools nationwide,
- Training more than 2,000 primary healthcare providers in maternal and child health services,
- Creating more than 77,000 public works jobs through the National Employment Program,
- Rebuilding the banking and finance infrastructure of Iraq,
- Establishing 16 governorate councils, 78 district councils, 192 city or sub-district councils, and 392 neighborhood councils, allowing more than 19 million people to engage in local policy discourse.

But other than that, we’re really not doing much for Iraq’s infrastructure.

The US Government used the pretext of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but later it became clear that that was just a lie and a deception.

Mahmoud, have you been talking to Howard Dean lately? Your rhetoric sounds quite familiar.

Although Saddam was overthrown and people are happy about his departure, the pain and suffering of the Iraqi people has persisted and has even been aggravated.

And it’s nice to see you’ve had coffee and twinkies with Michael Moore too. It is a shame that nice Saddam fella is out of power now, ain’t it?

In Iraq, about one hundred and fifty thousand American soldiers, separated from their families and loved ones, are operating under the command of the current US administration. A substantial number of them have been killed or wounded and their presence in Iraq has tarnished the image of the American people and government.

You don’t even have the credibility or honor to refer to the camel droppings on the bottom of a boot worn by our brave men and women. But regardless, if Iraq has tarnished our image and made people hate us, how do you explain the attacks of 9/11 that happened well before we entered Iraq? And how do you explain your own islamoterror raid on our embassy in 1979? Sorry, Mahmoud, but you islamonutjobs hated us long before March, 2003. And given that we will never submit to your brand of camel-humping Sharia law, I suspect that hatred will continue and grow for years to come.

Their mothers and relatives have, on numerous occasions, displayed their discontent with the presence of their sons and daughters in a land thousands of miles away from US shores. American soldiers often wonder why they have been sent to Iraq.

Wow, Howard Dean, Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan? Mahmoud’s hit the trifecta of liberal idiocy. That’s par for the course.

I consider it extremely unlikely that you, the American people, consent to the billions of dollars of annual expenditure from your treasury for this military misadventure.

We’ll consent to spend more if it means keeping nutjobs like you from going nuclear.

Noble Americans,

You have heard that the US administration is kidnapping its presumed opponents from across the globe and arbitrarily holding them without trial or any international supervision in horrendous prisons that it has established in various parts of the world. God knows who these detainees actually are, and what terrible fate awaits them.

You have certainly heard the sad stories of the Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib prisons. The US administration attempts to justify them through its proclaimed “war on terror.” But every one knows that such behavior, in fact, offends global public opinion, exacerbates resentment and thereby spreads terrorism, and tarnishes the US image and its credibility among nations.

Yeah, their fate is so terrible. These terrorists from third world ratholes are gaining weight in our “terrible” prisons. We’re such terrible people, we’re making the extra effort to make sure the meals are Halal - adhering to Islamic law - for the very prisoners that want to cut off each of our heads and blow up our children. If you ask me, our detention centers for the terrorists captured on the battlefield aren’t harsh enough for the slime that inhabits them.

The US administration’s illegal and immoral behavior is not even confined to outside its borders. You are witnessing daily that under the pretext of “the war on terror,” civil liberties in the United States are being increasingly curtailed. Even the privacy of individuals is fast losing its meaning. Judicial due process and fundamental rights are trampled upon. Private phones are tapped, suspects are arbitrarily arrested, sometimes beaten in the streets, or even shot to death.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this letter is really just an official declaration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s intent to enter the 2008 Presidential race on the Democrat ticket.

I have no doubt that the American people do not approve of this behavior and indeed deplore it.


The US administration does not accept accountability before any organization, institution or council. The US administration has undermined the credibility of international organizations, particularly the United Nations and its Security Council. But, I do not intend to address all the challenges and calamities in this message.

The U.N. doesn’t need any help in losing credibility. And speaking of refusing to accept accountability before organizations like the U.N., why don’t you tell us if you’re still defying U.N. demands to stop uranium enrichment. That’s what I thought you hypocritical, terror-loving jackass.

The legitimacy, power and influence of a government do not emanate from its arsenals of tanks, fighter aircrafts, missiles or nuclear weapons. Legitimacy and influence reside in sound logic, quest for justice and compassion and empathy for all humanity. The global position of the United States is in all probability weakened because the administration has continued to resort to force, to conceal the truth, and to mislead the American people about its policies and practices.

You mean like the justice in publicly hanging political activists? Or the compassion in hanging men for being gay? Or are you referring to the beat down and teargassing of brave women who showed up for a Women’s Rights rally in Tehran?

Undoubtedly, the American people are not satisfied with this behavior and they showed their discontent in the recent elections. I hope that in the wake of the mid-term elections, the administration of President Bush will have heard and will heed the message of the American people.

This is probably why you Iranians don’t really hold free and fair elections, huh? Of course, when you’re hanging political opponents, you don’t really have to worry about losing elections to them, do you? Tell ya what, Mahmoud, you figure out a way to hold free and fair elections without the influence of islamonutjob mullahs determining the outcome and you might find an ounce of credibility to speak on the subject.

My questions are the following:

Is there not a better approach to governance?

This is a laughable question coming from the leader of a mullah-driven, sharia-run theocracy that murders those who refuse to convert to islam.

Is it not possible to put wealth and power in the service of peace, stability, prosperity and the happiness of all peoples through a commitment to justice and respect for the rights of all nations, instead of aggression and war?

Not when tyrants like you are running around threatening to wipe countries off the map and trying to gain nuclear weapons that you’ll undoubtedly pass off to the terrorists you so willingly support so that they can murder millions of innocent citizens at a quicker pace.

We all condemn terrorism, because its victims are the innocent.

Is that why you praise suicide bombers by saying “Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?”.

But, can terrorism be contained and eradicated through war, destruction and the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocents?

It can be contained by killing the terrorists before they strike. Each dead terrorist represents an innocent life saved.

If that were possible, then why has the problem not been resolved?

Maybe because islamonutjobs like you keep promoting terrorism.

The sad experience of invading Iraq is before us all.

What has blind support for the Zionists by the US administration brought for the American people? It is regrettable that for the US administration, the interests of these occupiers supersedes the interests of the American people and of the other nations of the world.

If it weren’t for our “blind” support, islamonutjobs might follow through on their promises to wipe the “zionists” off the map.

What have the Zionists done for the American people that the US administration considers itself obliged to blindly support these infamous aggressors? Is it not because they have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors?

I recommend that in a demonstration of respect for the American people and for humanity, the right of Palestinians to live in their own homeland should be recognized so that millions of Palestinian refugees can return to their homes and the future of all of Palestine and its form of government be determined in a referendum. This will benefit everyone.

Now that Iraq has a Constitution and an independent Assembly and Government, would it not be more beneficial to bring the US officers and soldiers home, and to spend the astronomical US military expenditures in Iraq for the welfare and prosperity of the American people? As you know very well, many victims of Katrina continue to suffer, and countless Americans continue to live in poverty and homelessness.

Now I’m convinced Mahmoud is taking his orders directly from the DNC. But Mahmoud, you forgot to mention the fact that President Bush hates black people.

I’d also like to say a word to the winners of the recent elections in the US:

The United States has had many administrations; some who have left a positive legacy, and others that are neither remembered fondly by the American people nor by other nations.

Now that you control an important branch of the US Government, you will also be held to account by the people and by history.

Trust me, Mahmoud, after 2 years of Nancy Pelosi liberalism, we’ll correct this minor electoral error.

If the US Government meets the current domestic and external challenges with an approach based on truth and Justice, it can remedy some of the past afflictions and alleviate some of the global resentment and hatred of America. But if the approach remains the same, it would not be unexpected that the American people would similarly reject the new electoral winners, although the recent elections, rather than reflecting a victory, in reality point to the failure of the current administration’s policies. These issues had been extensively dealt with in my letter to President Bush earlier this year.

Let’s see, we tried the whole appeasement route in the 1990s and it bought us continued terror attacks. So take your hollow advice and shove it.

To sum up:

It is possible to govern based on an approach that is distinctly different from one of coercion, force and injustice.

It is possible to sincerely serve and promote common human values, and honesty and compassion.

It is possible to provide welfare and prosperity without tension, threats, imposition or war.

It is possible to lead the world towards the aspired perfection by adhering to unity, monotheism, morality and spirituality and drawing upon the teachings of the Divine Prophets.

Then, the American people, who are God-fearing and followers of Divine religions, will overcome every difficulty.

What I stated represents some of my anxieties and concerns.

I am confident that you, the American people, will play an instrumental role in the establishment of justice and spirituality throughout the world. The promises of the Almighty and His prophets will certainly be realized, Justice and Truth will prevail and all nations will live a true life in a climate replete with love, compassion and fraternity.

The US governing establishment, the authorities and the powerful should not choose irreversible paths. As all prophets have taught us, injustice and transgression will eventually bring about decline and demise. Today, the path of return to faith and spirituality is open and unimpeded.

We should all heed the Divine Word of the Holy Qur’an:

“But those who repent, have faith and do good may receive Salvation. Your Lord, alone, creates and chooses as He will, and others have no part in His choice; Glorified is God and Exalted above any partners they ascribe to Him.” (28:67-68)

Hey, at least you didn’t quote the parts of that stupid book that detail the beheading of innocent people who refuse to succumb to the religion of terror. That’s a start.

I pray to the Almighty to bless the Iranian and American nations and indeed all nations of the world with dignity and success.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
29 November 2006

And I pray to the real Almighty that terrorists like you meet your maker sooner rather than later.

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Lone Star Jihadis
November 29th, 2006 6:33 am

From the Houston Chronicle:

Kobie Diallo Williams, also known as Abdul Kabeer or Abdul Kabir: Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to aid the Taliban, which includes dealings with an illegal immigrant in possession of a firearm, contributing goods and services to benefit a global terrorist group, training with firearms in preparation to participate in a terrorist organization and agreeing to travel to the Middle East to fight against U.S. and coalition forces. He faces up to five years in prison.

Adnan Babar Mirza: Charged with conspiracy to aid the Taliban by the illegal possession of a firearm and by weapons and paramilitary training to help a global terrorist organization. He also faces three counts of illegal possession of a firearm. If convicted on all four counts, he faces up to 35 years in prison.

Of course, the Chronicle rounds up as many people as they can to paint these admitted terrorists as nice people and good neighbors. Even after one pleads guilty to conspiring to aid the Taliban.

Mirza is a Pakistani national who was in the country on an expired student visa. Who says we need immigration reform? And just think, if he’d just falsified his job application, Democrats would protect him

I wonder if investigators will find any TATP.

Michelle says these guys are “just doing the job Americans won’t do.”

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Sheer Stupidity
November 28th, 2006 6:51 pm

Welcome to Chicago:

A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film “The Nativity Story” might offend non-Christians.

The city does not want to appear to endorse one religion over another, said Cindy Gatziolis, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

Hello… Cindy… it’s a CHRISTMAS festival. It’s amazing that the Mayor (a Democrat, of course) would think that an ad for a Christmas movie would offend non-Christians who were not offended when they showed up at a public CHRISTMAS festival in the first place.

This is the epitome of retarded political correctness.

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First, they called it racism… now they’re trying to call it criminal.

A Mississippi Democrat in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has warned the nation’s largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a White House proposal to recheck workers with mismatched Social Security numbers and fire those who cannot resolve the discrepancy in 60 days.

Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a letter to Cintas Corp. it could be charged with “illegal activities in violation of state and federal law” if any of its 32,000 employees are terminated because they gave incorrect Social Security numbers to be hired.

This is idiotic. Even ignoring the illegal immigration issue here, there is no reason the government should be able to prevent a company from taking action against an employee for lying on, or falsifying, their application for employment.

What’s next… outlawing the interview process?

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Creating the News
November 28th, 2006 2:07 pm

Not satisfied with the DNC talking points that call Iraq a “quagmire” or “another Vietnam”, MSM is now altering how they refer to the conflict in Iraq. But instead of just changing the language, they’ve decided to take up an entire news cycle to tell us about the change, as if some magic moment is upon us. Like calling a state for one candidate or another on election night, they’re now telling us that based on some mysterious calculation and secret formula known only to journalists, Iraq is suddenly… in a civil war.

First, NBC:

NBC News began Monday to refer to the Iraq conflict as a civil war, adopting a phrase that President Bush and many other news organizations have avoided.

Matt Lauer said on the “Today” show that “after careful consideration, NBC News has decided that a change in terminology is warranted, that the situation in Iraq with armed militarized factions fighting for their own political agendas can now be characterized as civil war.”

Not to be outdone, here comes the New York Times:

After consulting with our reporters in the field and the editors who
directly oversee this coverage, we have agreed that Times correspondents may describe the conflict in Iraq as a civil war when they and their editors believe it is appropriate,” Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, revealed in a statement. “It’s hard to argue that this war does not fit the generally accepted definition of civil war.

So why this sudden focus, not on whether Iraq is or isn’t in a civil war, but on how the MSM elites are suddenly officially pronouncing it such as a matter of policy? According to Edward C. Pease, a journalism professor at the University of Utah:

“The way the media frames things helps lead the public perception.”

Now you see why the liberal media bias is so dangerous. Of course, they’re not the only ones that understand this.

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On the Radio
November 27th, 2006 5:10 pm

I will be on the Allman & Smash in the Morning show tomorrow morning at 7:45 AM Central.

Click here to listen

And yes, it’s now been 404 days since thisbut who’s counting?

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Not satisfied with John Kerry’s simply calling our brave soldiers dumb and lazy, Charlie Rangel drove the Democrat point home more directly when Chris Wallace asked him whether, based on the Heritage study, “the volunteer army [is] better educated and more well-to-do than the general population?”

Of course not. I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq..

Of course, Rangel made this comment to bolster support for his legislation to reinstate the draft (remember, the draft Democrats threatened would result from a Bush re-election), but his comment instead bolsters the fact that Democrats just think poorly of our brave men and women in uniform. They see them as poor, ignorant children being manipulated by a scheming system. Nevermind such a stereotype has been thoroughly debunked, it goes to show how patronizing Democrats are to the military.

Of course, this isn’t anything new for Democrats. For years they’ve publicly professed their dislike and lack of respect for our troops - from accusing fellow soldiers of committing war crimes to loathing the military.

With friends like the Democrats, who needs enemies…

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Giving Thanks
November 22nd, 2006 12:38 pm

When you’re gathered with your family and friends this week, don’t forget to say an extra special thanks for the thousands of brave men and women in our military who won’t be spending the holiday with loved ones.

And if you want to send a note of thanks directly to our heroes, click here.

I am heading out of town to spend some quality time with family, so I won’t be posting again until next week. Have a safe and relaxing holiday.

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For those who may be unaware, TexasRainmaker.com was hacked by some amateur jihadi-wannabes in Egypt Saudi Arabia. Of course, because we are superior in every way, the site was back up and running in just a few short hours, so you may have even missed the outage. A great big thank you to the folks at E.Webscapes who brought the site back online very quickly.

So my message to you hackers… Up yours.

With some sleuthing help from Rusty, we have more information on the hackers… including an email address if you’d like to send him a holiday message:

The flag is that of Saudi Arabia, and KSA in “K.S.A. Hacker” stands for Key Scheduling Algorithm, which is part of the encryption process. KSA Hacker’s tracks are all over the place discussing with other online jihadis how to hack websites. And he has a homepage which he claims is under construction but he uses it to hide files showing other hackers how to do their work.

Heh, e-mail an online jihadi: ssss447@hotmail.com


Reader Lester says “KSA” is also the most common way locals in Saudi Arabia refer to the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

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