Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Today is June 6, 2006, or 06/06/06, or plain old 666 which only comes around every thousand years. If this is my last post because Judgment Day is upon us, well may you all be a half and hour in heaven before the devil knows your dead.


Blogger betmo said...

i am sure that you will be fine. :)

Tue Jun 06, 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

no we won't be fine Betmo... dont you know the following?
Ronald Wilson Reagan (6 letters for each name) was the Anti-Christ... and FOX news (F= 6th letter, O=15th letter (1+5=6) and X=24th letter (2+4=6))has the sign of the Beast.
Oh yeah.. and today's mortgage rate is?.. 6.66%
hmmmmmmmm :( we are all surely going to perish in the flames of Hades....

Tue Jun 06, 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

"may you all be a half and hour in heaven before the devil knows your dead"

Ah, an old Irish toast.....

Tue Jun 06, 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

ummm, truth- cheney is the anti-christ. if we can live through this- we will all be fine :)

Tue Jun 06, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

... I don't get the fixation on Cheney Betmo,.. elaborate? :)

Tue Jun 06, 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Riley, I am glad someone got that. It is one of my favorite sayings. A friend of mine and I make our toasts in Gaelic.

Tue Jun 06, 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Yeah, betmo, if you really think Cheney is the Anti-Christ are you in favor of impeaching Bush?

Tue Jun 06, 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

not particularly. if we impeach bush- then cheney gets to be the official president. i just don't believe that bush is really the 'brains' behind this operation. nothing gives me the impression that he is. he may have run on the repub ticket as a compassionate conservative- but he is no conservative. he seems like a nice enough man- but he does not seem like he is running things. cheney, on the other hand, is very efficient. i think that bush was more personable and appealed to the masses so they ran him first instead of the other way around. cheney definitely wears the pants in that relationship. i realize that you all will not agree- but that's it- and i won't change my mind :)

Tue Jun 06, 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Betmo, I think few Presidents are actually the “brains” behind the operation. Think about the massive amount of information a President has to go over in a day and that is merely a review of someone else’s work. There isn’t enough time in a day for me to learn everything about illegal immigration and yet Bush has to be briefed on that, terrorism, Iraq, Hurricane Season, polls, Afghanistan, the economy, gas prices, etc.
The people under him give him the information and he has to work with it from there. A President is not in office to “think” he is there to decide. I am not saying he has made the best decisions or that he has the best people under him, but considering the Boy Scout you have to be to get into politics anymore and the pay cuts, is it any wonder why the best are not working for the President? If you thought you knew more than anyone else about something, would you want to go through Washington scrutiny?
This is not a defense of Bush so much as it is a defense of any President.

Tue Jun 06, 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

I always said,.. the only president that was really into the minutia of issues was Jimmy Carter (maybe Clinton too, albeit scattered),... just a brilliant guy and look what that got him?... he was so obsessed with the Iran Hostage Crisis and Menachem Begin's moods for peace that he lost sight of all other minutia...
I agreee with Publius, to expect a Presidint, any president to be up to snuff on the myriad of issues he must content with is idealistic. To have a crack staff, able cabinet-members is what makes a good president Manager-in-Chief, not a know it all.

Tue Jun 06, 11:32:00 PM  

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