I have been moving this weekend.
Although I am retired and don’t need the money I have taken a "job" a few miles deeper into the Hill Country near the town of Wimberley which can be described as the Sedona of Texas.
My "job" is to watch over 17 horses on a nice little patch of dirt on the Blanco River with lots and lots of trees.
So what’s the upside? Free housing, small salary, great scenery, few neighbors.
And the downside? No phone line or cable TV but our cell phones work great there. I’ll be looking at getting satellite internet and television in the meantime. I’ve been told that for $300 installation fee and $80 per month charge, you can get very fast internet access and TV.
Even my girlfriend, Carol, is moving with me. She’ll have to commute about 25 miles to the school she teaches at but she says she can handle it until 2009 when she retires.
~~~ Contrary ~~~
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who won the freedoms enjoyed for protesters to burn the flag.” -- Charles M. Province
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Real torture ignored, fake torture flogged
If you know about the torture manual used by al-Qaida, then you did not learn about it by reading the Washington Post, the New York Times or sadly, this newspaper. Neither the Associated Press nor Reuters picked up on the story.
Abortion in Scotland
"In those 40 years the loss of life has been staggering. Around 7 million lives have been ended as a consequence of that one piece of legislation…the scale of the killing is beyond our grasp. In Scotland we kill the equivalent of a classroom full of school children every day."
"We were told that backstreet abortions were killing women and had to be decriminalised. We were told abortion would only be used in extreme cases. We were told medical scrutiny would be rigorous. We were told a pack of lies and misinformation masquerading as compassion and truth."
Friday, June 01, 2007
Here’s a good idea....
Re-introduce lions to Europe.
Unbelievable. But I would support re-introducing lions in San Francisco, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C.
I have never once heard the attack on Pearl Harbor referred to as a "tragedy," yet that seems to always be the word used to describe 9/11. To me it’s tragic that the unspeakable atrocity of 9/11 has been diluted in our national consciousness to the same status as a natural disaster. Can you imagine FDR addressing the nation about the "tragedy" of Pearl Harbor?
A Message from the Ghost of General Patton....
To those whining, panty-waisted, pathetic Maggots, it’s time for a little refresher course on exactly why we Americans occasionally have to fight wars.
See if you can tear yourself away from your "reality" TV and Starbucks for a minute, pull your head out of your flabby ass — and LISTEN UP!!
Abu Ghraib is not "torture" or an "atrocity".
This is the kind of thing frat boys, sorority girls, and academy cadets
do to newcomers.
A little fun at someone else’s expense.
Certainly no reason to wring your hands or get your panties in a wad.
WHICH PART DON’T YOU GET?
They don’t want to convert you and don’t want to rule you. You are a vile infestation of Allah’s paradise. They don’t give a shit how "progressive" you are, how peace-loving you are, or how much you sympathize with their cause.
They want you dead, and think it is God’s will for them to do it. And you think Bush and Cheney are your worst enemies?
Some think if we give them a hug or listen to them, then they’ll like us... and if you agree? Then you are a dumb ass!
If they manage to get their hands on a nuke, chemical agents, or even some anthrax — you will wish to God we had hunted them down and killed THEM while we had the chance.
Stop bitchin’ about your damn Health Care, Social Security, Gas prices, and your measly 3.25% unemployment rate...and start worrying about you, your family’s, and your friends’ asses.
How many more Americans must be beheaded before you stop blaming Bush for all your troubles —
You’ve fallen asleep AGAIN, maggots!
And you may not get another chance!
NOW GET OFF YOUR SORRY ASS -
Dispatch from Iraq
Arresting a general....
Many people in Hit directly attribute the resurrection of this city in large part to the courage of Iraqi Police General Ibrahim Hamid Jaza (General Hamid), who took an aggressive stand against the Al Qaeda (AQI) terrorists who had brazenly made Anbar province a home base and slaughter pad with their marketplace car bombs, beheadings, and reputation for hiding bombs intended to kill parents in the corpses of dead children they’d gutted.
Compare this guy’s reporting with the mainstream media’s garbage
"I believe that some amount of global warming is occurring, I doubt that the implications are catastrophic, I’m pretty sure that human activities can neither explain it nor alter it, and I’m certain that the hysterics are behaving poorly."
--- Michael Griffin, NASA ---
Along the southern border of the U.S. it is commonplace to see an inordinate number of vehicles with the temporary paper license plates or outdated plates from Mexico.
The police are finally wising up to the fact that thousands and thousands of people avoid paying registration fees and sales taxes on vehicles by using phony temporary plates or using outdated Mexican plates. There are even a brazen few that drive around without any plates at all.
Few of these vehicles - if any - have insurance. Police are somewhat reluctant to stop these vehicles because of anti-profiling regulations.
Milllions of tax dollars are lost by counties all along the border.
Bush the Squanderer
One of the things I have come to think the past few years is that the Bushes, father and son, though different in many ways, are great wasters of political inheritance. They throw it away as if they’d earned it and could do with it what they liked.
"About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder."
"President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans ‘ black community taken action, most would have been out of harm’s way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves."
--- Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson ---
Peterson is black, and is the founder and president of BOND - the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny - and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America."
War is coming to Tucson
You are not going to like what I have to say today. But it must be said, out loud. People are whispering about it now, but if we don’t face up to it, it will only get worse.
It is not too much to say there is a war going on right across the border. It’s not a hot war with firefights all the time. It is not a cold war, either, with posturing and press releases. Let’s call it a warm war. Violence breaks out from time to time for reasons unknown to us, but completely unpredictable.
And here’s the part you don’t want to hear. Violence has spread across the border and has resulted in several deaths of Americans residents and visitors. Most such crimes are reported as isolated incidents. But the violence in northern Mexico is not stopping at the border. It’s headed this way and a lot of Tucsonans know it.
It is crossing the border because there is little to stop it. The Border Patrol is in virtual rebellion against its supervisors. They have felt betrayed by prosecution of some of them for what they see as doing their job. Union Local 2544 of the Border Patrol has published its position of "no confidence" in supervisory and command personnel. They have called a meeting (members only) for June 13 to consider their options.
You can’t learn about it in most media, but the whispers around town are people saying they are thinking of getting out. It looks like war and it’s coming here. No government has acted to protect Americans living in Southern Arizona. Our federal government is in full collapse as far as the southern border is concerned.
Most of the world’s great religions teach that their own way will prevail in the end.
Muslims believe the whole world will someday accept their one God, Allah, and Mohammed as his prophet.
Most Christians believe that in a coming "millennium" Christ will firmly yet benevolently rule a restored and enlightened world.
Religious Jews also await their future triumph, promised by the Talmud. They keenly anticipate the messiah they believe will exalt the Jewish people and Hebraic monotheism to dominate the nations.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
‘Hate Crimes’ And Double Standards
One reason for the double standards at work in these cases may be that many journalists, interest groups, and academics assume (incorrectly, in my view) that it would fan the flames of white racism and homophobia to paint a true picture of race and crime in America.
The deeper reason is that a true picture would undermine the same politically correct mythology that fuels the push for "hate crime" laws. This mythology also increases the large risk that such laws will be enforced very selectively, with evenhanded justice being eclipsed by politics, fanfare, and interest-group lobbying.
Ethnic Brawl in Russia’s South
A brawl between hundreds of Caucasus migrants and local Russians - all armed with metal rods, clubs and knives - killed an ethnic Chechen in southern Russia, officials said Saturday.
The fighting began around midnight and continued into Friday morning at a park in Stravropol, some 1,000 miles south of Moscow, regional police said.
A dispute between an ethnic Chechen guard at a Stavropol casino and a local resident triggered the fighting, which ended when riot police fired warning shots into the air, authorities said.
Solution - Ban casinos?
Many Katrina evacuees in Houston still unemployed 2 years later
Nineteen months after Hurricane Katrina sent evacuees from New Orleans streaming into Houston, more than 5,000 heads of households among them are still unemployed despite the city’s booming economy, officials say.
The number of jobless is contributing to the sense among some Houston-area residents that the storm’s victims are a drain on the city and have worn out their welcome.
Workers, customer attacked for wearing red
Two Petaluma store employees and a shopping center customer were beaten by reputed gang members, apparently for wearing red clothing, police said Tuesday.
The attacks happened near the Staples office supply store on South McDowell Boulevard, where police said two workers and another person were assaulted.
Polygamous marriage is flourishing as the Government admits for the first time that nearly a thousand men are living legally with multiple wives in Britain.
Although the families are entitled to claim social security for each wife, no one has counted how many of them are on benefits.
Loch Ness monster
...caught on video tape?
I just love the accents of these people in this report.
→ Video here ←
Immigration and Abortion
Back in the 70’s, we were told that our population was growing too fast. We would soon be on the verge of starvation because agricultural production could not keep up. We were also told that abortion, a right somehow found in the Constitution by those same folks, would help curb the population explosion, and enhance the lives of millions of women. A majority of citizens dutifully accepted these ideas and laws were written to respect those views.
Today we are told that because of declining birth rates and approximately 41,000,000 abortions later, our Social Security system is going bankrupt. Imagine that!
So we are told that the solution is to allow from 10 to 30 million (who really knows the exact number?) illegal immigrants to become instant citizens, not only because it is the moral thing to do but that the economy needs them. Sound familiar? If you have been following the news from Europe you will recognize the same events unfolding there.
The Democrats see those instant citizens as future Democrat voters and the Republicans see those instant citizens as cheap workers to fuel their constant drive to increase their quarterly profits.
So where does that leave the rest of us?
Up the proverbial estuary without means of propulsion....
(translation - up shit creek without a paddle)
Did Chinese Sail to New World First?
A map is said to have been made in 1418.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.
--- Edith Wharton ---
Ted Nugent is a rock-star and an inveterate, unapologetic conservative. One time during an interview, a Lefty journalist was giving Nugent a hard time about his favorite hobby (deer hunting with bow-and-arrow). At one point the journalist asks him:"What do you think the last thought is in the mind of a deer before you shoot it ? Is it, ‘Are you my friend?‘ or is it ‘Are you the one who killed my brother?’"
Nugent replied: "Deer aren’t capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, ‘What am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away. They are very much like the French."
Communism for Dummies
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it’s time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
Jeez, Hillary, haven’t they already tried that in the Soviet Union and Cuba?
One morning while making breakfast, a man walked up to his wife, pinched her on the butt, and said, "If you firmed this up, we could get rid of your control top pantyhose."
While this offended her, she kept silent.The next morning, the man woke his wife with a pinch on each of her breasts and said, "You know, if you firmed these up, we could get rid of your bra."
This, she decided, was beyond a silent response, so she rolled over and grabbed him by his penis.With a death grip in place, she said, "You know, if you firmed this up, we could get rid of the gardener, the postman, the pool man, and your brother."
High-tech Luxury Yachts
Magnificent, majestic, royal, breathtaking, and graceful are the words that describe the real meaning of luxury yachts. For the superyacht owners, the world is one big playground and they have the playthings to prove it.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Pics from the Miss Universe contest in Mexico, 2007
The Jessica McBride Story
For my readers outside of the great state of Wisconsin, a brief explanation from Mark Belling about the Jessica McBride affair.
The firing of talk show host Jessica McBride by Journal Communications’ WTMJ-AM isn’t merely another example of the double standard that crucifies conservatives for supposedly "offensive" speech. It is proof that mainstream media corporations are incapable of offering conservative messages.
Darwinists Squirm Under Spotlight
Darwinism is politically correct for the scientific community, because it enables them to fight off any rivals for cultural authority.
British gas almost $7.50 per gallon
Drivers ‘helpless’ as petrol nears £1 a litre
Average petrol prices could rise to £1 a litre within weeks because of global instability, supply shortages and refinery problems, experts warned last night.
Steady increases over recent weeks have prompted the AA motoring organisation to call for an independent inquiry by the Transport Select Committee into rising prices and tight supplies of petrol and diesel, saying drivers feel "helpless".
Conservative Tee Shirts
Buy conservative tee shirts here.
I like the one that says Celebrate Diversity
Thanks to Randall, you rascal
US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has announced she no longer wants to be the public face of the movement against the US-led invasion of Iraq, a cause she spearheaded following the death of her soldier son.
Sheehan, best known for camping out at President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch, said she has become disillusioned with the struggle, which has ravaged her bank account, wrecked her marriage and strained her relationship with her surviving children.
I do have to agree with her statement, "I have tried every (day) since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives."
Monday, May 28, 2007
Yes, it takes a whole lot of affirmative action for the leftist to pretend he’s not a racist, and a whole lot of diversity to pretend he isn’t intolerant of dissent. It takes a whole lot of coddling illegal immigrants to pretend they don’t just want the votes, and whole lot of global warming to pretend they don’t want to undermine the engine of global capitalism and progress. It takes a whole lot of outrage at President Bush to pretend they aren’t allied with the Islamo-fascists, and a whole lot of talk about the "little guy" to pretend they aren’t filled with class envy. And it takes a whole lot of multiculturalism to pretend they don’t hate American culture and values, and a whole lot of fearful talk of separation between God and state to pretend they don’t hate the former and love the latter. Yeah boy, it takes a whole lot of moral relativism to pretend they’re not immoral, and even more education to pretend they’re not wrong.
--- Robert Godwin ---
UFO on coin?
After decades of seeking possible answers, rare coin researchers still cannot determine the identity of an object depicted on a 17th century coin. Is it a representation of a UFO or perhaps Ezekiel’s wheel?
Story and photo here
Headless in Mexico
The severed head of a town councilman was dumped outside the offices of a newspaper in Mexico’s swampy Gulf state of Tabasco in what the business owners said was an attempt to intimidate the reporters
Blast from the Past
Athens riots for Clinton visit
November 20, 1999
Thousands of anti-American protestors in the Greek capital, Athens, have clashed with riot police as President Clinton arrived for a short visit.
Demonstrators set fire to shops, offices and banks, and fought running battles against police, who responded with rounds of teargas.
A number of people were injured.
The protests were linked to Greek anger at the NATO bombing campaign against Serbia; they were the biggest for many years in Athens, and among the worst during a foreign trip by Mr Clinton.
No straights allowed
An Australian hotel catering for homosexuals has won the right to ban heterosexuals from its bars so as to provide a safe and comfortable venue for gay men.
Imagine the uproar if straights banned gays from a bar
It seems that North American schools aren’t the only ones turning out reprehensively ignorant students. This report from Yahoo News suggests that Swedish kids are, if at all possible, even more dangerously stupid...
U.S. frees 42 Iraqi captives in raid
American forces freed 42 kidnapped Iraqis — some of whom had been hung from ceilings and tortured for months — in a raid Sunday on an al-Qaida hideout north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Military officials said the operation, launched on tips from residents, showed that Iraqis in the turbulent Diyala province were turning against Sunni insurgents and beginning to trust U.S. troops.
Protests in Venezuela
Imagine a world with no free press. For many Venezuelans, it’s dawned for the first time that this is no imaginative fear anymore. It’s real. Chavista supporters and poor voters have taken to the streets alongside their middle-class brethren to call for free speech as the biggest television station, RCTV is shut down by Chavista decree.
Story and photos here
Anybody smell the sulfur?
Sgt. Dan Daly
Was awarded not one Medal of Honor, but two. And he was also awarded the Navy Cross and a Distinguished Service Cross.
Quoted as saying, "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"
Story and photo here
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Myra Davis, Janet Leigh’s body double in the film Psycho. Davis was Leigh’s stand-in, she was one of several people who provided the voice of Norman Bates’s mother, and it was her hand that was seen in the famous shower scene in which Leigh’s character is stabbed to death. On July 3, 1988, Davis was found strangled in her Los Angeles home, murdered by a 31-year-old "caretaker and handyman" … just like the character portrayed by Anthony Perkins in Psycho.
Bobby Leach, a professional daredevil. In 1911, Leach, who made his living risking his life, went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. He survived the attempt. Fifteen years later, in 1926, Leach slipped on an orange peel … and died from injuries sustained in the fall.
Johann Underwald, a Swiss mathematician. Underwald, one of the brightest stars in his field, was described by his peers as "the next Albert Einstein." Underwald died in October 1999. Cause of death: mathematical error - Underwald "made a 250-foot bungee jump with a 300-foot bungee cord, and died immediately on impact."
George Story, Life magazine’s "Life Baby." In 1936, the premiere issue of Life magazine featured a picture of newborn baby George Story. The headline: "Life Begins." Over the years, the magazine periodically updated readers on the progress of Story’s life as he married twice, had children, and retired. Less than a week after Life announced it was folding, Story died from heart failure. The final issue of Life featured one last article on Story. The headline: "A Life Ends."
Parkland Memorial Hospital
A recent patient survey indicated that 70% of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.
How to lose wars
"There are three things that lose wars - disrespect for the enemy, indecision, and low morale."
--- Lee Mize, Medal of Honor winner, Korean War
Stricter Immigration Enforcement
A humorous look at our ridiculous laws.
Chavez not loved by all in Venezuela
Tens of thousands of Venezuelan protesters marched on Saturday to the Caracas headquarters of an anti-government television station, which is being forced off the air after President Hugo Chavez’s administration refused to renew its broadcasting license.
Iran in Financial Trouble
Iran’s financial system suffered a fresh jolt yesterday with panic selling on the stock market after the president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, abruptly ordered banks to cut interest rates sharply, despite surging inflation.
The order, which Mr Ahmadinejad issued by telephone during a visit to Belarus and which flew in the face of expert advice - has triggered warnings of a financial crisis and spiralling corruption amid fears of a capital flight from the country’s lending institutions.
Mr Ahmadinejad’s decree forced all state-owned and private banks to slash borrowing rates to 12%. Inflation is officially 15% but is generally believed to be much higher. State banks had been offering rates of 14%, while those in the private sector ranged from 17% to 28%.
During Jimmy Carter's presidency, interest rates reached 21%
Gathering of Eagles/Rolling Thunder
Every Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, Rolling Thunder, an organization of mostly Viet Nam veterans, comes to DC for their motorcycle ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Memorial. It’s an hours-long parade of thousands of participants from across the country to insure that America doesn’t forget the men and women who died for this country in that unpopular war.
This year it’s a little different - today they partnered with the newly-formed Gathering of Eagles, which has it’s roots in the internet. When Vietnam veterans felt that the Wall was threatened by anti-protesters back in March of this year, they hastily assembled an internet gathering point and made plans to protect that monument from being defaced. On March 17th, they gathered around the three Vietnam memorials and the Korean War Memorial and lined the protest to the Pentagon. Crowd estimates were about 20,000 pro-troops participants to about 4,000 anti-war protesters.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Former ACLU leader makes plea deal
A former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from his arrest on child pornography possession charges, according to court records.
A judge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria scheduled a June 1 plea agreement hearing for Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, of Arlington. It was not clear what charges would be included in the plea agreement.
A grand jury indicted Rust-Tierney this month on one count each of receipt and possession of child pornography. A conviction at trial on both counts could have resulted in a prison sentence of 11 to 14 years, according to federal sentencing guidelines.
With people like this running the ACLU, you know why they support such far out issues as NAMBLA, child pornography, gay marriage, anti-Christian issues, etc. To learn more about the dark side of the ACLU, check out Stop the ACLU
What is the opiate of the masses?
Conservative answer - Television
Liberal answer - Valium
Libertarian answer - Federal funding
Communist answer - Religion
Al Gore’s Secret Message
Mission Over Afghanistan
A spoof on abortion.
Soup or salad
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex."
She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, "Supersex."
He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I’ll take the soup."
An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.
Two dozen people cheated casinos in several states and Canada out of at least $3.3 million over five years by using technology and bribes to rig card games, federal prosecutors alleged in indictments unsealed Thursday.
Members of the organization would signal a dealer to do a false shuffle and bet on the known order of the cards, the indictments state. Grand jurors also alleged that the ring used hidden transmitters and special software to predict the order in which cards would appear.
A New York Times/CBS News poll released yesterday found that 69% of American adults believe illegal immigrants should "be prosecuted and deported for being in the U.S. illegally." Just 24% disagree and say they should not. The survey of 1,125 adults was conducted May 18-23, 2007.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Boudreaux and his wife, both bona fide Cajuns, had 9 children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed". The doctor started the required procedure and asked them what finally made them make the decision—why after nine children, would they choose to do this. Boudreaux and his wife replied that they had read in a recent article that one out of every ten children being born in the United States was Mexican, and they didn’t want to take a chance on having a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish.
Boudreaux got two new dogs for his birthday. While out walking them, his neighbor Thibodeaux asked what he named them. "Timex and Rolex," he said. "What kind of names is that for dogs?" asked Thibodeaux. "They be watch dogs," Boudreaux answered.
No New Refineries in 29 Years
About 100 miles southwest of Phoenix, in a remote patch off Interstate 8, Glenn McGinnis is seeking to do something that has not been done for 29 years in the United States. He is trying to build an oil refinery.
Part of his job is to persuade local officials and residents to allow a 150,000-barrel-a-day refinery in their backyard - no small task. Another is to find investors ready to risk $2.5 billion in a volatile industry. So far, the effort has consumed six years and $30 million, with precious little to show for it.
Oil industry analysts and trade organizations like the American Petroleum Institute say they know of no one else doing the same thing.
Military Recruiting Exceedingly Strong Despite Public’s Alleged Dissatisfaction With The War
You know all those media reports about military recruiting we’ve been reading about in recent years? The ones about how our military is struggling to meet it’s recruiting goals? That often have journalists pushing the idea that our desperate military is resorting to filling its ranks with criminals in order to make its goals? Wondering why you haven’t heard too much about that particular left-wing anti-war talking point for a while?
It could be because all branches of the military met its active duty recruiting goals for fiscal year 2006…
Story and graph here
Quote of the Day
‘The Federal Government must and shall quit this business of relief .... Continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration, fundamentally destructive to the national fiber."
--- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935 ---
Torture, Al Qaeda Style
In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which you’ll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters.
Story, illustrations, and photos here
Speaking to an Arab affairs expert on the reports that Islamic Jihad is threatening to send scores of women suicide bombers to blow themselves up near IDF troops if Israel starts an operation on the ground in Gaza, she enquired what awaited such women in heaven, the equivalent of the notorious 72 virgins ready to serve the male shahids. The answer: dwarves who will serve them.
I beg to differ...female suicide bombers get 72 Chippendales
Illegal Shoots Deputy in Face
An illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record has been charged with shooting a Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy in the face and killing him.
Ezeiquiel Lopez was charged in the death of Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Fabiano, according to WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. A criminal complaint says Lopez admits to drinking tequila on the night of the murder and doing cocaine. But he told investigators that he doesn’t remember shooting anyone.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The Many Myths of Ethanol
When everyone in politics jumps on a bandwagon like ethanol, I start to wonder if there’s something wrong with it. And there is. Except for that fact that ethanol comes from corn, nothing you’re told about it is true. As the Cato Institute’s energy expert Jerry Taylor said on a recent "Myths" edition of "20/20," the case for ethanol is based on a baker’s dozen myths.
A simple question first. If ethanol’s so good, why does it need government subsidies? Shouldn’t producers be eager to make it, knowing that thrilled consumers will reward them with profits?
But consumers won’t reward them, because without subsidies, ethanol would cost much more than gasoline.
Conveniently Forgotten Facts
Back in 1969 a group of Black Panthers decided that a fellow black panther named Alex Rackley needed to die. Rackley was suspected of disloyalty. Rackley was first tied to a chair. Once safely immobilized, his friends tortured him for hours by, among other things, pouring boiling water on him. When they got tired of torturing Rackley, Black Panther member, Warren Kimbo took Rackley outside and put a bullet in his head. Rackley’s body was later found floating in a river about 25 miles north of New Haven, Connecticut.
Perhaps at this point you’re curious as to what happened to these Black Panthers? In 1977, that’s only eight years later, only one of the Killers was still in jail. The shooter, Warren Kimbro, managed to get a scholarship to Harvard and became good friends with none other than Al Gore. He later became an assistant dean at an eastern Connecticut State College . Isn’t that something? As a ’60s radical you can pump a bullet into someone’s head and a few years later, in the same state, you can become an assistant College dean! Only in America !
At 8:00 PM on 17 March 1987, a Mirage F-1 fighter jet took off from Iraq’s Shaibah military airport and headed south into the Persian Gulf, flying along the Saudi Arabian coast. An Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane, in the air over Saudi Arabia and manned by a joint American-Saudi crew, detected the aircraft. Aboard the USS Stark, a Perry-class frigate on duty in the gulf, radar operators picked up the Mirage when it was some 200 miles away; it was flying at 5,000 feet and traveling at 550 mph. Captain Glenn Brindel, 43, commander of the Stark, was not particularly alarmed. He knew it was fairly common for Iraqi and Iranian warplanes to fly over the gulf. Earlier in the day, Iraqi jets had fired missiles into a Cypriot tanker, disabling the vessel. But no American vessel had been attacked.
North American Union a Myth?
A recent Seattle Times article that scoffs at the very thought of a North American Union being implemented and dismisses it as a conspiracy theory sums up the biggest threat to freedom in America today, blind ignorance in the face of troubling facts.
Mick Jagger did what?
In 2005 Planned Parenthood got $272 million in our taxes, twice the money it made from its 255,000 surgical abortions. Since 1987, Planned Parenthood has taken in $3.2 billion in taxpayer funds for its deadly agenda. So, since 1973 Planned Parenthood has aborted 3.8 million babies with the help of over 3.9 billion tax dollars.
FELIX POWELL, music composer. Powell, then a British staff sargeant, wrote the music for "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" in 1915 and entered it in a World War I competition for best morale-building song. The ditty won first prize and has been called "perhaps the most optimistic song ever written." Powell committed suicide in 1942.
NIC MARCURA, a Yugoslavian farmer. Sensing that his own end was near, Marcura set to work digging his own grave. According to news reports, "in a sudden cloudburst, water began to fill up the hole. Marcura tried to bail it out with a bucket, slipped in and drowned."
ALBEN BARKLEY, former U.S. vice president. On April 30, 1956, Barkley delivered a speech at a mock political convention at Washington and Lee University. Moments after declaring to his audience, "I would rather sit at the feet of the Lord than dwell in the house of the mighty," Barkley keeled over and died.
FRIEDRICH RIESFELDT, a zookeeper in Paderborn, Germany. When his elephant Stefan became constipated, Riesfeldt fed it 22 doses of animal laxative … and when that didn’t work, fed it more than a bushel of high-fiber berries, figs, and prunes. Still no luck. The frustrated zookeeper then gave Stefan an olive-oil enema. That did it. According to one account, the elephant suddently released approximately 200 pounds of manure, killing Riesfeldt. "The sheer force of the elephant’s unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground, where he struck his head on a rock and lay unconscious as the elephant continued to evacuate his bowels on top of him," police detective Erik Dern explained. "With no one there to help him, he lay under all that dung for at least an hour and suffocated."
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Ark of the Covenant
No ancient relic causes so much controversy as the Ark of the Covenant. The subject of Spielberg’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, featuring the intrepid Indiana Jones, the film does not exaggerate the passions the mystery of its location and power entails.
Believed to have been constructed from acacia wood by Moses on Mount Sinai about 1250BC, the wooden chest is overlain with solid gold on both the inside and outside. 3ft 9in long and 2ft 3in wide and high, it has a lid of solid gold with a pair of cherubim. Gold rings attached to the Ark’s sides allow poles to pass through to be carried.
Subliminal advertising has gone mainstream - fake news, mind control scripts, propaganda and stealth voicemail are in wide use by corporations, government bodies and industry groups.
Women who play Chess
...from around the world.
Fish jumps out of the water...
....and nails a guy in the crotch.
Man more guilty than woman
The husband and his lover plotted to kill the man’s wife. The husband urged his girlfriend to commit the crime, but physically played no role in the murder. The girlfriend stabbed the man’s wife 16 times with a knife. Yet the husband got an 18 year sentence and the girlfriend—the one who actually committed the murder—got only 12 years, partially because she cooperated with prosecutors, but also because she’s a woman, and women are treaded with kid gloves by the criminal justice system.
Paris Hilton finds God
Nothing’s going to save you Paris, no matter how hard you try. The heir-head was spotted in LA carrying a self-help book The Power Of Now and - wait for it - a Bible.
If ever there was a cry for help this is it.
Story and photos here
Iranian-American in Prison
Iran on Monday charged detained Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari with allegedly seeking to topple the ruling Islamic establishment, state-run television reported.
Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, has been held at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison since early May.
Meanwhile, American feminists are awfully silent
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I’ve been tagged by Rex at Deer Camp Blog and by William at Amazingly Enough and must reveal 8 things about myself.
1. I am 62 years old. Every morning I look at myself in the mirror and wonder who that old man is that’s looking back at me.
2. I check the obituaries in the newspaper every morning. If I’m not in it, I go ahead and shave.
3. I smoke like a madman. I enjoy it.
4. I used to drink a lot of beer and whiskey. Nowadays I drink more Dr Pepper.
5. I used to be a Liberal. Thank God I outgrew it.
6. I really hope for peace and good will on Earth. Sadly enough, there are too many evil people who think otherwise.
7. I think Bob Dylan is a genius.
8. I’ve had a great life.
Big, Fat and Beautiful
Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek likes them big and beautiful.
Trouble in the Lebanese Refugee Camps
Michael J. Totten explains the fighting between the Lebanese government and Fatah Al Islam. An American with relatives in Lebanon relates what his daughter told him:
Have you all seen what is going on in Lebanon? They really don’t have much of an army, but my daughter told me they have improved somewhat from last year. They are trying to get rid of Fatah Al-Islam, part of Al-Quaeda, hiding in the refugee camps. She told me that they took 6 Lebanese soldiers, while they were alive and cut them up.
Fred Thompson on the U.N.
An organization that treats democracies and dictators equally cannot be expected to be a pure force for good. When Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Il have as much say in U.N. matters as the entire populations of Poland and New Zealand, you’re going to have problems.
One was the Oil-for-Food scandal. We ought to remember that the U.N. let Saddam steal tens of billions of dollars — money meant to be spent on food and medicine for his own people. Much of that money was used to pay off U.N. officials and buy support for Saddam’s regime.
We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
- Lee Iacocca, Chairman of the Chrysler corporation
For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle
He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.
- Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer
If it weren’t for electricity we’d all be watching television by candlelight.
- George Gobel
If only faces could talk....
- Pat Summerall, Sportscaster, during the Super Bowl
Every minute was more exciting than the next.
- Linda Evans, actress
I’m not anorexic. I’m from Texas. Are there people from Texas that are anorexic? I’ve never heard of one. And that includes me.
No mass legalizing of immigrants
France’s new immigration minister ruled out the possibility of legalizing undocumented immigrants on masse, saying Monday that government policy would be firm and pragmatic.
Brice Hortefeux heads the Ministry of Immigration and National Identity — newly created by President Nicolas Sarkozy to manage the inflow of immigrants and protect French values and cohesion.
"We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn’t work and it penalizes, even immigrants," Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio. Policy, he added, would be guided by "firmness and humanism" with "lots of pragmatism."
Saudi woman sues moral police
A Saudi civil court is to hear the first ever case brought against the kingdom’s religious police, commonly known as the Muttawa.
The unnamed woman is seeking compensation after she and her daughter were allegedly wrongfully arrested in a shopping centre car park in 2004 for "not wearing decent clothing", Abderrahman al-Lahm, her lawyer said.
Jimmy Carter Smackdown
Just a day after former President Jimmy Carter told reporters that the Bush administration is "the worst in history" the current White House resident called Mr. Carter "the best former president ever."
Jimmy Carter shouldn't be criticizing anybody
Monday, May 21, 2007
"Living With the Law"
I saw this video at Little Green Footballs and it brought back a lot of memories. Chris Whitley was born in Houston and died at age 45 from lung cancer.
I found love through my ex
While your ex didn’t turn out to be The One for you, sometimes he or she — directly or otherwise — helps you find your true love. Don’t believe us? Check out these stories of divorced singles who found love thanks to the person with whom they originally struck out in the love department. Who knows? Maybe these stories will convince you to stay open to meeting dates in this way in your own life.
Growing number of Hispanic Americans converting to Islam in the U.S.
Muslim leaders in the United States say interest in their religion has increased in the past few years. More Hispanic Americans are converting to Islam, particularly in New York, California, Texas and Florida, which have the greatest concentration of Hispanic residents.
The good news just keeps pouring in...
Britain’s Barbeque Police
The Primrose Hill community centre in north London has been hosting a popular annual summer festival for the past 30 years. Yet this year, in order to qualify for the £400 grant from Camden Council that helps to make the festival a reality, the centre is having to jump through some pretty strange hoops.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Queers for Palestine
No single group better exemplifies the cognitive dissonance on display at these rallies than Queers for Palestine, also known as QUIT — Queers Undermining Israeli Terror. What is left to say about the fundamental self-contradicting nature of such a group?
There is certainly more in the future now than back in 1964.
- Roger Daltrey, Singer/Actor
We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks
I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.
Pitching is 80% of the game. The other half is hitting and fielding.
- Mickey Rivers, baseball player
I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
- Dan Quayle, former U.S. Vice President
Put the ‘off’ button on.
- George W. Bush, 14th February 2000
So Carol, you’re a housewife and mother. And have you got any children?
- Michael Barrymore
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz, U.S. writer
"The phenomenon presented by UFO’s is far larger than current speculation about "aliens from space." It raises questions about consciousness, about the nature of reality and about human history on the Earth.
--- Dr Jacques Vallee ---
In her native Egypt, she is the daughter of a hero, a soldier killed while fighting the hated Israelis. In America, she is a hero, a Muslim-born woman who stands up for the Jews and Israel, and speaks out against the oppression by Islam against her sex.
Her website, the provocatively titled Arabs for Israel, promotes Muslim support for the Jewish state. These are controversial messages that have seen her banned from the campus of at least one Ivy League university. Her email inbox bulges with insults.