Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Supreme Court Refuses Boy Scout Case

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an atheist father over Boy Scout recruitment at his son's local school.

John Scalise argument against the Boy Scouts began in 1998, when his son was a third-grader. He contends that the Scouts discriminate against nonreligious boys and parents by denying them membership if they don't swear religious oaths, and should therefore no be allowed to recruit at schools.

Let's stop for a second and review this draconian Oath:

Scout Oath Scout Law
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:

Wow. How harsh.

Scalise said that his son was taunted by classmates and humiliated by a Boy Scout recruiter in front of other students for refusing to take the Scout Oath. Scalise and his son are nonreligious Humanists.

Michigan courts have ruled that the school-Scout relationship does not advance religion in violation of Constitutional Law, especially in light of the wide range of groups that utilize school facilities, including a hospital group, a Native American tribe, a Baptist church, and a hockey association.

Besides, no one is forcing anyone else to join the scouts. Here's a crazy idea: If you don't like the Boy Scouts, start your own little atheist group... You are free to do so here in America, and I am in turn free to not send my boy to it if I dislike your tenets.

Fired Voyeur Deputy Wants His Job Back

Marin County, FL. Deputy Jack Munsey was fired back in January after using his cruiser camera to record scantily clad girls; one segment on his camera even showed a girl showering at a public beach, blissfully unaware of being filmed.

The official reason for his discharge: Spending on-duty time for off-duty activities, and improper conduct.

Sounds good, right? One bad cop weeded out of a good bunch by the police department. No attorneys, no B.S.

Wrong. Munsey wants to go before a Sheriff's review board and air his side of the story. The board says it has no authority to re-instate him, but are obligated nonetheless to hear his argument: That he did not exploit anyone in making the tapes. Oh, so it's OK to be a voyeur, so long as you aren't turning a profit? Not to mention the fact that he wasted taxpayer resources, and now he's wasting taxpayer time by compelling a review board to sit through this nonsense.

We live in a permissive society, that he thinks that what he did is in any way defensible, or not that bad.


I Believe You, OK?!?

A Kuala Lumpur man severed his own penis after arguing with his wife, who found a text message on his cell phone from another woman.

The man's 14-year-old son said that after the quarrel he heard his father shout that he would prove he wasn't having an affair... And then screaming. He saw his father emerge from his bedroom, bleeding profusely.

The wife drove the man to the hospital, where he is now recovering after re-attachment surgery.

Wow. There are better ways to show fidelity!

Goat-Woman Takes On Snow... Again.

The Goat-Woman Helen Thomas got into a verbal sparring match with Tony Snow yesterday, according to the Drudge Report. Thomas is obviously unacustomed to a Press Secretary having rapier wit; the following is the transcript of her trouncing.

Helen Thomas, doyenne of the White House press corps, tangles with Tony Snow at today's briefing over President Bush's appointment of Karl Zinmeister as domestic policy adviser:

QUESTION: Why did the president pick a man who is so contemptible of the public servants in Washington to be his domestic adviser, saying, People in Washington are morally repugnant, cheating, shifty human beings. Why did he...

SNOW: Apparently an opinion that's...

QUESTION: Why would he pick such a man to be a domestic adviser?

SNOW: You meant contemptuous as opposed to contemptible I think.

QUESTION: Pure contempt.

SNOW: I'm not sure it's pure contempt. I know Karl Zinsmeister pretty well and he is somebody who expresses himself with a certain amount of piquancy. You're perhaps familiar with that, aren't you, Helen?


And so, as a consequence from time to time, he's going to say -- he'll have some sharp elbows.

QUESTION: His attitude toward public servants...

SNOW: I don't think it is his attitude toward public servants. It may have been toward the press. Just kidding.


No, look if, you look at the bulk of what Karl Zinsmeister has done at the American Enterprise and elsewhere, I think you're going to find somebody who's done some pretty meaty and interesting research on a variety of topics.

The reason he's being brought in is that he's...

QUESTION: Do you agree with his assessment?

SNOW: I'm not going to -- it is one sentence the guy wrote. And perhaps you may recall -- yes?

QUESTION: Arrogant, morally repugnant, cheating, shifty.

SNOW: That's a lot in one sentence, isn't it? He just packed it right in.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dutch PEDOPHILES Want Their Own Political Party

Cate over at Soccer Mom: Unplugged, has a post that will leave your blood boiling!

This is an official warning: Take a very stiff drink, (or two) before clicking on the link!

Proud To Be A Western Hemisphere-ian?

Angel from Woman Honor Thyself has a fantastic post over at her site regarding the demonization of being an American.

1963 Commie Goals: How Many Have Been Accomplished?

The following are goals taken from The Naked Communist, originally copyrighted in 1958, and entered into the Congressional record by Albert Herlong Jr. in 1963. In today's political climate, these goals can also easily be attributed to Islamofascism. All red by Brooke. Dedicated to Beak!


1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Done.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. Done: Iran.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. Done. Reduction in nuclear arms treaties sound familiar? They only want nukes 'cause we have them, after all.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Done. The UN wants us to sell planes to Iran, and encourages us not to embargo countries who are blatant human rights violators.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. Done. Just about every fascist country owes us money now.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. Done. We're giving aid to governments who are evil human rights violators. Start giving aid to Hamas? 'Nuff said.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. Done. Let's top that: Not only are they admitted, they're on the Security Council and the Human Rights Council. It'd be laughable if I didn't know the UN was serious...

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. Done for awhile; finally corrected by the Reagan administration.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. Done. I feel so...used.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. Done. The Soviet Union has of course dissolved into a lot of tiny countries surrounding Russia, many of which have joined the UN, or may apply individually.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) Done. Just listen to the MSM talk about the UN; it is mankind's salvation, according to them!

The UN of course now has "peacekeeper" soldiers drawn from many countries, and are currently under investigation for human rights abuses.

The one world government: Koffe Annon supports a "world tax," to be taken from the richest (G7) countries, and redistributed to poorer nations. I wonder if it would work out better than his "oil for food" program?

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. Done. It's a 'choice' now. Hell, a lot of libs think communism, or "socialism," as they call it, is superior!

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. Done. The demonization of the Pledge of Allegiance is ongoing.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. Done.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. Done. Democrats may as well be the Communist party, for their "windfall" taxes, and welfare entitlements. I will count this one as partial, with the Republicans teetering on the brink.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. DONE! Scarcely a day goes by that some moron judge doesn't worry more about criminal's 'rights.' Just take the guy that raped a 12-year-old and got probation because the judge thought he was too short to survive in prison!

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks. Done. Curriculum is sympathetic to "socialism," and cultural diversity is more important to the NEA than fact!

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. I will classify this as a fail. It would be difficult to quantify if all student papers are under control of communist ideology.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. I will count this as partial.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. Done

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. Partial.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms." Done. Between the jumbled, nonsensical garbage that passes for art that often includes outright insult to Christianity (cross in a urine jar), to the removal of sculpture with any Christian connotations by the ACLU, this is a particularly successful area for the Communists/Islamofascists.

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." As stated before, DONE! One can see in museums meaningless and often visually repulsive "modern art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. Done.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. Done. It is difficult to watch television without hearing every obscenity in the book, and seeing very suggestive sex scenes. There are "shock jocks" such as Howard Stern, and movies are replete with it.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." Done. Everything is a "choice" now.

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch." Done. Traditional churches are portrayed as stupid hillbilly gathering places, and places like Unitarian churches condone just about anything.

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." Done and then some.

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. Done.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." Done. The Founding Fathers are pushed to the wayside in history classes now, and what attention that they do receive is replete with criticism.

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. Done. And let's not forget in California, where students spend tons of time on Islamic history, and even say what can be considered mock prayers to Mo... There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet," is repeated by students in class, and is considered to be all that needs to be said to convert to Islam by most Imams.

All that in the name of cultural diversity.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. Done.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. Partial. The ACLU is working on this as we speak.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Done.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. Partial. The FBI is under constant criticism attack, but has yet to be torn down.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Done. Unions now care nothing for the rights of the worker, but are instead make money on the backs of the workers they posses

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. I would say that this has been a failure so far; despite the constant attacks on big business by the media, and by the government with outrageous taxation, we continue to thrive as capitalists.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. Partial. So far, only police have civilian arrest powers, but courts treat everyone as if they are "ill" and rely on psychiatrists to determine whether or not they can be punished.

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. Partial.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Done.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. Partial. Although mental retardation has not been pinned on parents so far, children are dropped in day care as easily as a dog in a kennel, and parents are told the child is better for it because they need the 'socialization.' If parents wish to keep their children at home they are either old-fashioned or ignorant.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems. Done.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. Partial; as evidenced by foreign terror attacks in Iraq, and the American leftist effort to convince the public that we should 'cut and run.'

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. Done.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. Failed... So far.

The final tally:

#8 has a dual status, so I will not include it in the tally.

Failed: 3

Partial: 8

Done: 33

6,562.5 Gallons Of Beer In Eight Years?

An Ogden, Utah man was evicted from his townhouse after an eight-year residence. He was never late on a rent payment, and never complained or caused trouble, but he did have a problem with taking out the trash... The Century 21 property manager took these pictures of the property after removing enough cans to get in! He was apparently very fond of Coors light; he probably single-handedly has kept them in business!

The property obviously lacked a 'woman's touch!' Although, he did stack those cans around the television nicely.

Can you imagine what this man's liver must look like? It is almost unimaginable that the human body could hold so much beer. The townhouse had about 70,000 empty beer cans, which breaks down to a 24-pack every day for eight years!

Century 21 turned the beer cans into a recycling station, and got about $800 for them. I'll bet they put it toward replacing the carpets!

Al Gore Bombs At the Box Office!

AlBore's global warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," is still being lauded by critics as fantastic, and , "Not only are superheros big right now, but global warming is really hot as well."

The Los Angeles based paper, The Mercury Times, claimed that the film did well at the box office as well over it's opening weekend...

But there seems to be another "inconvenient truth."

AlBore's movie did not even make the top ten, and grossed a mere $365,787 from Friday to Monday. I suppose that's good as far as Power Point presentations go, but for Hollywood... Not so great.

The top ten box office takes:

1. ``X-Men: The Last Stand,'' $120.1 million.

2. ``The Da Vinci Code,'' 43 million.

3. ``Over the Hedge,'' $35.3 million

4. ``Mission: Impossible III,'' $8.6 million.

5. ``Poseidon,'' $7 million.

6. ``RV,'' $5.3 million

7. ``See No Evil,'' $3.2 million

8. ``Just My Luck,'' $2.3 million.

9. ``United 93,'' $1.1 million.

10. ``An American Haunting,'' $936,680.

I could barely sit through it when it was free on my T.V.; I can't imagine paying money to hear an Al Gore speech!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day!

God Bless and keep our Soldiers...

May we never forget or take lightly what they have done and given for our country and for us!

For The NeoCon Who Has Everything...

OK, I have a reason... A birthday present to myself!

Media Whore Update!

Thanks to his father, Casey Sheehan's grave will not have to go another memorial day unmarked.

On May 25th, a headstone was finally placed at his grave by his father, (Cindy couldn't be bothered and handed the job over when she started to come under fire.) and is described as following by the Vacaville Reporter:

The elegant marble slab is thick and emblazoned with a cross and delicate thickets of trees on both sides.

"Our Casey," reads an inscription on the front. "Ever faithful, kind, and gentle, good son, beloved brother, brave soldier, dear friend, you loved your family and lived your life serving others to the end." Six icons grace the other side, representing a military insignia, the theater, Eagle Scouts, Van Halen, the World Wrestling Federation and Superman.

The Vacaville also contacted the Media Whore for comment:

Sheehan said she had paid for the tombstone herself and was part of a family effort to put it up, even though its installation saddened her.

"It is important for the rest of Casey's family to have one," she wrote. "I guess the pain of seeing it etched in marble that he is dead is another pain I will have to deal with."

The headstone was very expensive, Sheehan wrote. She said that the government should have paid for it because of its responsibility for his death.

There are not words enough for this inhuman excuse for a mother who would so dishonor her own son's memory. Thank God that Casey is finally properly interred!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lazy Ramadi

Lazy Ramadi is a serviceman's spoof of the SNL skit, "Lazy Sunday."

VERY funny!

Sgt. Paul Brondhaver Speaks

At church today, I had the honor and privilege of hearing Sgt. Paul Brondhaver speak of his time in Iraq. The following is a news article of Sgt. Brondhaver's experience just days after he came under attack.

300 holes in his body, courage in his heart


Wounded Guardsman tells of grenade attack

By Reid Forgrave

The 35-year-old's body is riddled with 300 holes. Some are an inch deep and the size of a quarter. Some are tiny pockmarks. Others are the size of grains of pepper.

Four days after shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade rained down on Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver in an attack in Iraq, 30 pieces of metal are still lodged in his face. Blood still seeps from the larger wounds in his legs. His body is pumped full of Percocet and morphine for pain and tranquilizers to help him sleep.

Paul Brondhaver has been injured in Iraq and is in a hospital in Germany.

As his nine doctors filter in and out of his hospital room, the Ohio National Guardsman and New Richmond native is learning to read lips. His hearing is at about 50 percent now, and everything sounds like he's in a cave.

Brondhaver is expected back in the United States today for treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He could be there for several months.

But even though the Ohio National Guard staff sergeant is eager to see his wife, Lisa, and their three young children, Brondhaver feels guilty he's not with the other 56 men in the platoon he commanded in Iraq with the Army's 216th Combat Engineer Battalion.

"My heart is still there with my men," Brondhaver said Sunday from his room in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center near the town of Kaiserslautern."If I don't make it back to Iraq, I'll be the first one to welcome the 216th off the plane when they come back to America. I made a promise to see this through to the end."

The attack

On Sunday, Brondhaver told of the harrowing attack last week that killed Pfc. Samuel L. Bowen, a 38-year-old National Guardsman from Cleveland.

"They tried, but they couldn't get me," Brondhaver said. "They got one of my buddies, but I'll see him again some day. He was right with the Lord, so I'll be seeing him in heaven."

Bowen, nicknamed "Smokey," worked as a hotel chef and is survived by four children.

"There's nothing a soldier wouldn't do for another soldier," Brondhaver said. "You would die for each other. I would give my life to save my buddies,' and he did that for me."

Around 2 p.m. local time Wednesday, a vehicle in Brondhaver's convoy broke down in a small village between Balad and Samarra north of Baghdad.

Brondhaver, the commander of a truck equipped with a .50-caliber machine gun, called the lead truck in the convoy to tell him of the vehicle's problems. Brondhaver's part of the convoy assumed a box formation - like circling the wagons - while a mechanic fixed the vehicle. Twelve soldiers stood guard around four vehicles.

The soldiers heard a quick, sharp whistling sound, then - BOOM!

A rocket-propelled grenade exploded, striking Bowen and spraying Brondhaver with shrapnel. Brondhaver and his buddy were thrown 12 feet in the air.

One soldier landed on Brondhaver's legs, obscuring them from his view.

"I thought I was dead," he said.

Paul Brondhaver worked in community service before being called up.

His ears rang like a heart monitor flat-lining. Brondhaver could see soldiers rushing around him, could see their mouths moving, could see them firing weapons, but for 20 seconds he couldn't hear a thing.

When another soldier got to him and offered help, Brondhaver told him he was fine.

Take care of my buddy, Brondhaver said, then crawled back to his Humvee. There, he radioed for reinforcements and called for a Medivac helicopter for himself and the other injured soldiers.

His left leg was lifeless, his left eye shuttered with a piece of shrapnel.

Hanging out the window of the Humvee, Brondhaver fired at the attackers and ordered the machine gunner to lay down suppressive fire.

Then he grabbed the Bible he takes with him everywhere. With bullets spraying around them, Brondhaver's captain quickly joined him to pray for safety.

"We got done praying, and the captain got back to work," Brondhaver said. "God brought me through it."

Within 10 minutes of the attack, a helicopter was rushing Brondhaver to the temporary coalition military base in Balad.

He was losing blood quickly.

Brondhaver told fellow soldiers about a letter to his wife that he left at their base. The letter began, "If you're reading this, I didn't make it home."

"If I didn't make it, I wanted them to be sure my wife gets this letter," he said. "I told them to tell my wife and kids how much I love them. And I told them to tell my wife and kids that if I didn't make it, I did it because I wanted to do it."

He was in surgery within the hour.

After he awoke from his first surgery, doctors asked Brondhaver if he needed anything.

"I didn't know if I was going to make it," Brondhaver said.

His only request: a satellite phone to call Lisa, his wife of 13 years, his high school sweetheart from growing up in New Richmond.

He told her he was a bit injured but alive.

"You hear my voice, don't you?" he said to his wife.

In Germany

Soon after, Brondhaver took a five-hour C-130 flight to Germany. His condition steadily improved throughout the weekend.

He said he was walking well Sunday and was able to take a shower. He got a haircut, and he shaved around the shrapnel bits to look "presentable."

Brondhaver made sure the hospital staff got his thank-you note and a bag of German chocolates before leaving for America today.

He sports a necklace of his favorite Bible verse, Joshua 1:9. He can recite it from memory - "Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

"I'm only alive because God protected me," said Brondhaver, a congregant at the First Baptist Church of Glen Este. "Sometimes that's all we got to go on, the strength of the Lord and the power of the Lord."

He's not sure when he will see his three children, but his wife, Lisa, and his father, Eugene, will be trekking to Washington this week to be with him.

This weekend, Brondhaver spoke with his 10-year-old son, Tanner, for the first time since the attack.

"Daddy, I'm just so proud of you," Tanner told Brondhaver as the father choked up.

"I can't wait to come home and wrestle with my kids on the living room floor," Brondhaver said. "I don't care how much my legs hurt. I'm not sure if I will be the same Paul Brondhaver who left for Iraq, but I know I've learned something. Live every day like it's your last day."

'Rocky' in the mirror

Somehow - even though doctors have told him they're amazed he survived the attack - Brondhaver did not suffer a broken bone. His entire body is black and blue, and Brondhaver says he looks like he got in an alley fight.

"I look in the mirror and I see Rocky Balboa," Brondhaver said, laughing. "It's just like, 'I love you, Adrian!' Except, for me, I'm saying, 'I love you, Lisa!' "

From his eye, surgeons also removed a piece of shrapnel, which did not even scratch the lens of his eye.

But he says his physical pain doesn't compare with the pain of losing a military brother in the 216th out of Hamilton, who were mobilized on Dec. 1, then sent to Iraq in February for a one-year deployment.

Bowen was the unit's first casualty of the Iraq war.

"That was the most pain I've ever felt," Brondhaver said of learning of Bowen's death. "He was friend, a brother, a comrade, a brave soldier. He gave his life to have a better world. For the last six months I've fought a war with the bravest men and women I've ever known. We'd all sacrifice our life for a brother. I want to get back there. I need to get back to Iraq and finish what I started."

Sgt. Brondhaver came to speak complete with a powerpoint presentation comprised mostly of pictures he took of all of the good that our soldiers do abroad.

Children given MRE's, wearing shoes donated by our soldiers, Iraqi police and soldiers that were hugging our men! None of these images appear on the news, but to see them and hear Sgt. Brondhaver's narration was more moving than I could possibly convey to you here.

God Bless our men and women in uniform! Every day that we rise and breathe the free air is because of them!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Local Vampire To Protest White Castle Garlic Sandwich

I couldn't make this up if I tried...

A Cincinnati man who is yet unnamed is all set to protest outside of the Queensgate White Castle tomorrow.

He says that White Castle's new Garlic Sandwich has "angered the undead", of whose ranks he claims to belong.

Of course, one is forced to wonder why a vampire would care about fast food. They're usually on a liquid diet, right?

I wonder if he'll be protesting at night, considering White Castles are open 24-hours. I should go by and fling a few garlic cloves and some Holy water at him.

Now We KNOW It Won't Work!

Jimmy "the Peanut" Carter said on Wednesday that President Bush's commitment to immigration reform is "quite admirable", and that he agrees with Bush's support of a system that would eventually grant citizenship to illegals, or as I like to call it, "amnesty."

Carter went on to say that the law should secure the nation's borders while "at the same time treating those who are here with respect and giving them some hope for the future."

All I can say is, that if Carter is on the same page with Bush's 'plan,' we know it's a watery failure in the works!

Physics Teacher May Be In Trouble For Firing Weapon During Class

Each year high school physics teacher David Lapp takes his M-1 rifle to class and fires a shot into a block of wood and tells students to calculate the velocity of the bullet.

Each year the newest crop of physics students look forward to the experiment, and several other of Mr. Lapp's unorthodox experiments which are used to illustrate inertia, velocity and other complicated formulas.

Despite having safely performed the experiment for 20 years, Mr. Lapp, who is a former MP, is now under legal scrutiny due to a complaint from an anonymous parent.

Mr. Lapp did stop the experiment for a couple of years following Columbine.

It is a felony to bring any rifle, loaded or unloaded, onto a school campus without the written permission of the school district superintendent or his designee, according to Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian.

Actually firing a gun inside a classroom would, in all probability, be considered a "reckless discharge" and could bring about harsher punishment under Penal Code section 626.9, better known as the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995.

Mr. Lapp contends that the experiment is completely safe. The .30-caliber bullet is fired into a foot-long, 8-pound block of wood hanging by cords from a ceiling mount. The students take measurements of the block's movement and mass and calculate the bullet speed with those results. The bullet is fired at point-blank range with the students all standing behind him. There has never been an injury or even a close call.

Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said of the demonstration, "If he just did this in an open classroom with a block of wood, there could be ricochets. That in itself would be a presumption of recklessness."

I suppose it would if bullets ricocheted off of wood, which they do not.

"I've been doing this for years," said Lapp. "The students love it. They ask about it very early on in the year. It's one of the more exciting demonstrations."

Furthermore, when Mr. Lapp started doing the experiment, the high school's former principle checked with a lawyer and determined there were no laws against it, and Mr. Lapp also got the written permission of the current high school principle, who both said they believe the experiment is legal.

"It is certainly something that one pauses about, but we felt that it was something that was OK because of the educational value," Holleran, the current principle, said. "Most students get a lot out of it. It's an interesting and dramatic example of physics in action.

Unusual experiments are the hallmark of Mr. Lapp's physics classes, which are honor courses. He also lies on a bed of nails and invites students to break a cinderblock on his chest with a sledge hammer.

"It's a demonstration of Newton's law of inertia."

Mr. Lapp also cooks a steak in 15 seconds between two sheets of metal that are hooked up to a wall outlet.

"If you were a senior in high school and you were wondering what the relevance of high school was, it would be much more authentic if you measured actual things, like the speed of a bullet," Lapp said. "It lends authenticity to a classroom."

"He's a terrific teacher who does a lot of wonderful things to bring physics to life," Holleran said. "The students really get a lot out of his class, so we provide him with a lot of latitude. We've never had complaints about (the ballistic pendulum experiment), and it has probably been done in front of 900 to 1,000 students over the years."

So one high-strung, anonymous, cowardly parent out of 1,000 has to spoil what is an interesting class that kids actually look forward to? That is truly a shame!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Audible NeoCon #5

The Audible NeoCon #5 is here! Please don't ask what happened to #4...

If anyone wants to listen, they can follow the link above, or the link to the right in the sidebar. Also, I am now in iTunes, and anyone running that program can subscribe for free.

Thanks, all!

Child Rapist Gets Probation

I'm issuing a stiff drink warning (or three) with this story:

There isn't a word strong enough in the English language (and I will be taking suggestions in the comments field) for Judge Kristine Cecava from Sidney, Nebraska.

This scumbag 'judge' gave a child rapist 10 years of probation, and NO jail time!

The rapist, Richard W. Thompson, 50, is a short man, measuring in at five-foot-one inches. 'Judge' Cecava worried that Thompson would be harmed in prison due to his small stature.

Just a crazy thought here, 'judge', but do you think that the child might have been too small to defend himself from a child rapist?

"You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child," she said.

But, she said, "That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category."

What? How is he not a predator?

In a court order that I'm sure will be easy to enforce (ha), Thompson will be monitored electronically for, and this is really harsh, the first four months of his probation, and is not to be alone with someone under the age of 18, or date or live with a woman who has children under 18. He must also get rid of his pornography.

Huh. Porno. What a surprise.

What, you ask, will happen to the child molester if he should go astray? 30 days of jail time per year of his probation unless he follows the conditions. That's a whopping total of 10 months, maybe.

"I want control of you until I know you have integrated change into your life," the judge told Thompson. "I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."

Yes, you read that right...Her bet on him. So the odds are 10 to one that someone else's child pays the debt on that one.

The Second Amendment: Thanks, Founding Fathers!

Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six...

A Hollywood teenager shot and wounded a violent intruder trying to break into his home yesterday.

At 03:30 Javaris Granger awoke to his mother's frantic screams and the sound of something slamming into the house.

Granger's father was not at home; he had left to visit a friend in the hospital and had not yet returned. His mother heard a knock at the door and, thinking it was her husband, opened it. A stranger grabbed at her; she pulled free and closed the door. The stranger started shouting and throwing his bicycle at the front door.

Granger yelled to the man to leave; meanwhile, his mother called Granger's father and handed her son the phone, who told his son to go and get the gun they used for shooting practice and, "Do what you have to do."

Granger ran upstairs to his parent's bedroom, found and unlocked the gun box, loaded two weapons; one for himself and one for his mother, and went back downstairs. His mother was too upset to take a gun, so she ran upstairs where her daughters were hiding.

"I was real scared and nervous, but I knew I had to stay focused on what I had to do because my mom and the kids were there," Granger said.

"I didn't want to hurt anybody, so I fired off a warning shot," the ninth-grader said.

The man broke down the door. It took a total of four shots, two hitting the attacker before he would leave. Granger calmly went back upstairs and, once the intruder was no longer a threat, secured the weapons and checked on his family.

Granger's family is proud of their "man of the house," and charges will not be pressed against the teen. (Thank goodness! Getting in trouble for defending your own property...That's another post!)

The assailant, Keil Jumper, is in Memorial Regional Medical Center under treatment for his wounds, at the taxpayer's dollar, no doubt. Police say that he has a string of arrests dating back five years, including one for attacking a Seminole Reservation Police Officer the day before breaking into the Granger's house. One can only imagine what would've happened had the level-headed teen not exercised his second amendment rights and defended his mother and sisters!

Said his mother:"My husband tried to get everyone to learn the safety of a gun. It paid off."

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cartoon Thursday!

'Nuff said!

Cartoon Thursday, Pt. 2

A two way street, for sure!

The Religion Of Peace

This week has marked a bloody milestone for "The Religion of Peace."

Since 9-11, Islamic terrorists have carried out over 5,000 deadly terror attacks.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

OBL Disses Moussaoui

In yet another poor-quality audiotape, OBL purportedly said that Zacarias Moussaoui had nothing to do with the al-Qaida attacks on 9-11.

"He had no connection at all with Sept. 11," the speaker claiming to be bin Laden said in the tape posted on the Internet.

"I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers and I never assigned brother Zacarias to be with them in that mission," he said, referring to the 19 hijackers.

OBL aslo said that all of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay were not connected with al-Qaida, and that they were jailed to justify the cost of the war on terror.

"There must be some justification for the tremendous spending of hundreds of billions of dollars on the (U.S.) defense department and other agencies," he said.

OK, but I don't see how keeping prisoners, whether they are al-Qaida or not (and I believe they are) justifies the war on terror. I thought that 9-11 did that just fine on its own.

OBL continues: "Since Zacarias Moussaoui was still learning how to fly, he wasn't No. 20 in the group, as your government has claimed. Brother Moussaoui was arrested two weeks before the events, and if he had known something -even very little- about the Sept. 11 group, we would have informed the leader of the operation, Mohammad Atta, and the others ... to leave America before being discovered."

Why then, did he confess? "The pressures of imprisonment."

So according to OBL, Moussaoui is weak and full of crap!


Hat tip to Insider Payallin for the Moo pic.

House: No Aid To Palestinians

The House voted yesterday to significantly decrease aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority.

The measure was approved 361-37, and would cut off aid to non-governmental groups in the West Bank and Gaza excepting health programs, and would deny visas to members of the PA. It would also ban contacts with Hamas, due to their classification as a terrorist organization and limit the President's authority to waive the aid bans.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a chief sponsor of the bill, said, "The United States must make it unambiguously clear that we will not support such a terrorist regime, that we will not directly or indirectly allow American taxpayer funds to be used to perpetuate the leadership of an Islamic jihadist group."

Sounds good... It should've been done a while ago, right?

Well, Bush just got another strike with me. He doesn't' like it; the administration believes it goes too far, and is overreaching in its restrictions.

WHAT? I for one, think it's about high time that the government stops giving away our money to our enemies, and now that the House has dared to reflect the public's views in the legislature, the White House is going to get it's nose out of joint over it?

I swear, the Republicans have their heads so far up their posteriors that, as Nanc said, it would take the jaws of life to get it out of there!

Hillary Bores National Press Club

Senator Hillary Clinton spoke to the National Press Club in Washington during breakfast yesterday, giving a speech on energy policy that was called "achingly dull."

"It began well enough," writes Francis Harris of Britain's Telegraph. "Resplendent in a lemon yellow two-piece and expensively bejewelled, her star power was plain the moment she entered the room. Everywhere, necks craned for a sight of the immaculately coiffured New York senator. But then she lost it. The half-hour speech was achingly dull, a meandering lecture on energy policy which left the audience stifling yawns."

Harris continued:

As she droned towards the finish, she looked out at a silent, glassy-eyed audience and acknowledged that her speech was a little unusual. "I know this is probably more wonkish than many of you had anticipated," she said, moments after offering her plans for something called geologic carbon sequestration. "But I feel very strongly about it."

There was a murmur of laughter but only minutes earlier some of those at the breakfast meeting appeared to have slumped into unconsciousness.

Others stifled yawns, held their chins in their hands or stared at the carpet or ceiling. By the time two women peace protesters made their predictable intervention on Iraq (and were predictably carried out by Mrs. Clinton's burly Secret Servicemen) the assembled journalists had largely stopped listening.


No, Ociffer, I'm Nawt Druunk...

Lithuanian Police pulled over a 41-year-old driver yesterday on the suspicion that he was intoxicated.

Man, that was a good guess!

Police had the man take a breathalizer test, and the results were so high they thought their machine must be broken. It was not.

The man registered 7.27 grams per liter of alcohol in his blood repeatedly on different devices.

The legal limit in Lithuania is 0.4. Doctors consider anything over 3.5 grams per liter to be lethal for most people.

"This guy should have been lying dead, but he was still driving. It must be an unofficial national record," Saulius Skvernelis, director of the national police traffic control service, told the AP. "He was of high spirits and grinning the whole time he was questioned."

"A person this intoxicated should be in an intensive care unit, not behind the wheel," said Tautvydas Zikaras, head of the dependence illness center in the country's second-largest city, Kaunas. Zikaras said he had never heard or read of someone being so drunk.

How did he get so drunk? Vidmantas Sungaila said that he had been drinking the night before, and tried to "freshen up" by drinking a pint of beer for breakfast.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Those Evil Women Superpowers... And WWIII On The Horizon

Along with the law pending to force Jews and Christians to wear color coded patches a la Nazi Germany, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also wishes to resurrect a blocked law that would force Muslims to wear "standard Islamic garments." This would "eliminate the influence of the infidel," while ensuring that Muslims would know immediately with whom they would be allowed to associate, and help them to avoid non-Muslims and being najis, or unclean.

We are pigs, dogs and filth in general, remember?

The new law augments the dress code passed in 1982, which dealt solely with women's clothing. That law mandated the hijab and focused on the need for women to cover their hair in public. The fixation to force women to cover their hair is due to... And I am NOT making this up... The belief that women's hair emanates an "evil ray" that drives men "into lustful irrationality" and thus causes harm to Islam.

The holdup is deciding what constitutes official Muslim dress. The only thing decided on for certain is that Western dress will be prohibited. Men will not be allowed to wear neckties, because they "are symbols of the Cross." No word on if Christians will be wearing them...

According to Amahdinejad, the dress code must establish "visual equality" for Iranians "as they prepare for the return of the Hidden Imam."

Read the two links above, researched by Elmer's Brother, and tell me that you don't believe that this guy is insane and means to throw the planet into WWIII, all to further the cause of Islam. This should terrify anyone with eyes and even a cursory knowledge of history!

No Exercise For Saudi Women

It's hard to tell just from looking, but in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about two-thirds of women are overweight beneath their abbayas.

Although there are no official laws against women exercising outside of their homes, many clerics and scholars argue against it, which makes it extremely difficult for women to power walk in public, or attend exercise classes.

In Riyadh, hotel gyms and swimming pools do not allow women, and the city's walking trails are patrolled by muttawa, who harass women who dare to walk or jog in public.

Rana al-Abdullah said that one of the muttawa forced her back into her car, and she now walks only in the city's malls.

The argument against women is preposterous. At an clinic that specializes in treating obesity-related diseases, one can find a booklet written by Muhammad as-Habdan, which warns that if schools allowed girls to have a P.E. class, they would have to change into workout clothing... And everyone knows that girls should not disrobe outside of their homes. Changing in a locker room would cause females to lose the shyness that is the hallmark of good morals.

But wait, it gets better...

It goes on to proclaim that girls might become attracted to each other after seeing their classmates in leotards or tight tops.

So now a woman's body is so evil that it forces even other women to become homosexuals against their will?


Mel Is Offended By Da Vinci Code

The main character of the DaVinci Code, Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, was inspired by a real person, Dr. Robert Lomas.

Apparently, Hanks wasn't Lomas' first choice to portray him; he would have preferred Mel Gibson.

Lomas says, "In an ideal world I'd quite like to have been played by Mel Gibson."

I guess he doesn't realize that Mel is Catholic!

Gibson, for his part, is less than thrilled with the Dan Brown film.

Gibson says, "What worries me is that people will take this as fact.

"I'm not angry, per se, that it refutes everything I hold sacred, the foundations of my beliefs. The Da Vinci Code is an admitted work of fiction but it cleverly weaves fact into maverick theories in a way that will appear plausible to some."

EU STILL Has Its Head Up Its Butt!

Remember that "progressive incentive" package that the EU would like to offer Iran?

Iran scoffed at the notion that they would give up their nuclear program for some ridiculous peace offering from the impotent EU.

Well, the EU would like to sweeten the pot by giving Iran planes... And they want the US to provide them!

One question for Washington now is "could we go beyond spare parts and consider providing Iran with new planes, which would necessarily need acceptance by the U.S.," a senior European diplomat told reporters.

Another European diplomat said the package "will have some element concerning airplanes ... The proposal is framed towards what the Iranians told us they were interested in last year before negotiations ended."

Can we sell the planes to Iran if they promise us they will bomb the EU when they finish their nukes?

Monday, May 22, 2006

In Beak's Hot Seat!

I'm famous now; Beakerkin has decided that Yours Truly is worthy of an interview! I shall do my best to answer his questions thoughtfully!


1. What are trolls and is a person who disagrees with a post a troll ? There have been times Jason Pappas and I have disagreed with each other.

In my opinion, a troll is not necessarily a person who disagrees with a post, but rather, a person who makes insulting or inflammatory remarks to the blog host and his/her guests, with the intention of hijacking the post or blog in general. It seems that some people cannot handle disagreement, so they try to shut down anyone who dares to poke a hole in their cute little bubble world.

I welcome civil discourse on my blog. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

2. Certain blogs seem to be troll magnets and I am surprised others have less trolls then I do. The title of your blog and the Mad Zionist should ensure a steady stream. However, this blog with a generic title does seem to be a troll magnet. What has been your history with trolls.

My history with trolls... Well, there was John Brown, of course, who now has me listed under his 'klan watch.' I've had spammers, if they count (I'm not sure that they do.), and before I came to Blogger, I had a site over at Bloghi. One of my posts there, made in January, is still a troll magnet. It has 650 comments now, and is nowhere near the original topic of the post. It even got comments today!

3. The term Neocon seems to be a liberal slang term for evil jewish Republican, all six of us. Liberals have used it to describe Reaganites like Mark Levin and myself a Rudy Republican . What is your definition of the term Neocon ?

I do not think that Republicans now are what they were 50 years ago, or even 20, during the Reagan era. Republicans now are what the Democrats used to be, and they will continue down the slippery slope.

I believe Zell Miller said of the Democratic Party, " I didn't leave the Party, the Party left me!" So too have the Republicans left their conservative base. A NeoCon is someone who has returned to those traditional views: That our country is the greatest on Earth, that our military is the finest, and that we should not be afraid to use it when necessary. Fiscally, the GOP is a nightmare. The government has it's claws into too many aspects of our daily lives; everything is taxed and regulated. I would like to see a return to the conservative view that a man does best when he keeps more of his own money and is left alone to his own devices; his success or failure is his own.

Immigration Follies

4. It seems as if some localities encorage law breaking. The mayor of Burlington VT declared his city a safe haven for illegal aliens. What is going on at the local level ?

At the local level, I think that towns like Burlington are using this as another way to take a swipe at the current administration, just like when they were passing "resolutions" against the war. I think it is nothing more than political immaturity.

5. There is some talk about elimination of the code of law that allows any child born in the United States automatic citizenship. The net result is twenty one years later the child can file for an automatic visa for their parents with no waiting period. Should this law be changed ?

Hmm. No. I think that if you are born here, you are a citizen. However, a woman (or man) using the baby as an anchor is also unacceptable. Therefore, I would change the law to this: A baby born in the US is a US citizen, but that citizen cannot be held responsible for his/her parent's illegal activity. The parent have these options. They can surrender the child to a legal relative or to foster care, and he/she can remain in the US. The illegal will always be deported. If the parent is unwilling to do this, they can take the baby with them when deported, with the option of the child returning to the US in the aforementioned option at any time, or whenever he/she wishes as an adult. The parent may apply for legal immigration. Whether or not it is achieved is not factored on the legal son/daughter. No automatic VISAS.

6. What is your position on reduced citizenship time for military personel ?

I am all for this. In my opinion, being a soldier is a great sacrifice, and proves loyalty to this country. I would suggest after a background check, if a foreigner wishes to enlist in the military he/she may do so for a mandatory four years, during which they will be taught English and given citizenship classes during and after Basic Training. At the end of four years, they are a citizen.

7. Should Universities that admit illegal alien be denied research grants and student
aid ?

Absolutely. All illegals should be deported, period. If a foreign national wants to come over on a student VISA, he/she may do so with a scholarship/aid/grant from their own country.

Aftermath of 9-11

8. Do you think that the News medias editing of film on 9-11 allowed the conspiracy theories to grow. The image of the plane smacking into the WTC has not been shown for a while.

Yes. People have short attention spans (myself included) and need constant reminding of the truth. Without it, our minds wander, and conspiracies get started. IMHO, World Trade Center images should be shown far more often than they are. I have a GIF tribute to 9-11 on my blog, and someone actually said that it's racist, because it shows the planes hitting the buildings, the wreckage, OBL and Palestinians celebrating in the streets. Apparently, this person thought that portraying our enemies as Middle Easterners is bad... Too bad for them that it is true!

9. Does the media select odd photos to run on the front page. The pictures from Abu Gharib were run for days. Yet I do not recall pictures of beheadings and people slamming into concrette.Do you notice this or is it my perception ?

Oh, I've noticed it, and it enrages me. The liberal media (and yes, it is) hates this country. This is a two-sided coin: On one side, the media hates the right and any excuse to make them look bad is OK, no matter what the cost and truth be damned. On the other side, the media is so caught up in the PC movement, it believes that we are somehow picking on everyone else (like Muslims) and therefore everything is our fault, and that we've got attacks like 9-11 and beheading coming to us.

10. In the after math of 9-11 the media ran with the Islam is the religion of peace hundreds of time ? Part of me was shocked at flight 93 when Muslims were shown stabbing people. Where are the movies about Beslan and the Achile Lauro ?

Again, the PC infatuation is to blame, and if they have to ignore the stark facts to support it, then so be it. Islam is NOT the "religion of peace" that so many claim it is, and even a cursory read of the Quaran or a little research into Mohammed's life proves it. I was not at all shocked at the hijackers stabbing people; these are mild attacks compared to the barbarity that goes on daily. Stonings, repression of women, "honor" rapes/killings, beheadings, taqiya...The list goes on and on.

As for Achille Lauro and Belsan... I don't know. I wish those films would be made.

11. Are you concerned the first 9-11 film will be made by Oliver Stone ? I hope he does not place conspiracy BS in the film.

I am concerned. I am not an Oliver Stone fan, and I have heard conflicting stories about what that film will contain. It's big-name quality also concerns me. I hope it is an accurate representation of what happened, and I hope that people go to see that story, rather than "the Oliver Stone Movie," or "the Nicholas Cage flick about 9-11."

Women and Blogging

12. There is a perception that political blogs are mostly male. However our community has several outstanding female bloggers . The media seems to think that the only women's issues are abortion and more abortion ? Is the entire notion of womens issues a media construct ?

We do indeed have a lot of outstanding women bloggers, as well as outstanding male bloggers!
The media tends to focus on abortion, and in particular the "pro-choice" side is touted as the women's rights argument, with women who are pro-life shrugged away as backwards or nutty. Abortion is wrong, and ought to be illegal, period. The "choice" comes before one is pregnant, when the option of birth control is available. Even the poorest of women have the option of Planned Parenthood for birth control, as the facility dispenses it on a sliding scale based on income, a poor woman can walk away having paid very little for contraceptives, if anything at all.
There are indeed tons of women's rights issues, none of which seem to concern the media.
That NOW says nothing on the suffering of women in third-world countries, and Islamic countries in particular is very telling about the true motives of "women's rights" groups. Can you imagine literally being the property of your husband, and being treated as an animal? Where is the media on these issues?

13. Are there issues you would like to blog on but do not think the audience is interested in ? I did a post on comodity economics and found out that there is an interest in such an odd topic.

Oh, I don't know. I might be a little ADD on this issue; I just blog on whatever catches my interest that day. I could probably go on about cross-stitching, but that would be a little boring!

Liberals, Commies and Fellow Travelers

14 What has happened to the Democratic party ? Where are the Pro American Patriotic
liberals of the old school ?

The Democratic party has started to spiral into an abyss of moral relativity. It's unrecognizable compared to what it was in FDR's time. The old-school liberals, like Zell Miller are few and far between, and when they dare to speak out they are given the politically equivalent label of "Uncle Tom." The Republicans are now what the Democratic Party used to be.

15. Does it seem that the current crops of Democrats are more concerned about the opinions in the UN and the salons of Europe the national security ?

The current crop of Democrats are not that far removed from the socialists of Germany or France. They pander to the UN (Anyone remember John Kerry's "Global Test?"), and would be happiest in the EU. I think that that is their vision for this country; to turn us into a Mexican/Canadian/American union, and then join that conglomeration with the EU.

16. Recently, I have been flabergasted when a friend who is a lawyer asked what is wrong about working with Communists if they are for peace ? I asked him if he would echo the same sentiments about the KKK or Nazis and he walked away. Have some on the left forgotten the disasters Communism created ?

They have totally forgotten. Those folks remind me of Neville Chamberlain, waving his peace treaty with the Nazis in the air. Some governments are evil, plain and simple, and cannot be worked with.

Personal Fun

17. Do you play video games ? If so what are your favorites ?

I don't usually play video games, but I do (did) have a few faves from when I was in school... Resident Evil (one and two), Tetris, and Silent Hill, and the original (nes)Super Mario Bros. and the (nes) Legend of Zelda.

18. If we were casting for the show Blog survivor who would you cast as a candidate ?
My money is still on Nanc because she knows when to clean house and when to use diplomacy?

Ooh, I hate survivor, but if I were casting for blog survivor I'd have to pit Anum, John Brown, Weasel and Ducky against Nanc, Elmer's Brother, Always on Watch and Mr. Beamish. I'd watch that one!

19. Do you play a musical instrument ?

Yes, the flute. Badly!

20. What type of music do you listen to ? Do an artists political views alter your purchases. I will not see a movie with Sean Penn, Danny Glover and a few others.

I am eclectic when it comes to music. As a rule, I don't listen to "gansta" rap, and I don't listen to country that often, but it's OK.
My favorite right now is Michael Buble and Haylee Westenra. I listen to the Dan Klass Podcast, and I hardly ever miss Glenn Beck's radio show. He's on Headline News also now, but his radio show is far better.
Politics do indeed influence my purchases. I will not see a Gary Busey (not hard to do, he sucks), Billy Zane, Sean Penn, or Susan Sarandon movie. I will not listen to Good Charlotte, or the Dixie Chicks. To a lesser degree, I cannot watch a Tom Cruise movie; he has ruined the suspension of disbelief. I can't see the character he's playing! All I see is placenta boy jumping up and down on Oprah's couch.

21. Have you ever driven a snowmobile ?

No. I live in Southwestern Ohio; we only get one or two good snows a year. I consider that more than four or five inches. Around here, if it snows more than an inch, folks think the white death is coming, and you can't get milk or bread for days.

22. Do you enjoy scenic drives in the country. I can not put my finger on it but I enjoy waterfalls . I went to a couple yesterday and found some odd areas almost like a Bayou in VT

I like scenic drives, but unfortunately I don't get to take them that often anymore. With three kids under five, one of them usually starts whining, so if my hubby and I want to get out into the country, we've got to find a babysitter. Plus, I'm on a bit of a budget as far as gas goes, being a stay-at-home mother. I love seeing a ratty old barn, and I love bridges and forests. There is a park close to where I live that has a forest trail along a large creek, and halfway through there is a small 4' waterfall with a pool under it. It's the best place ever to go have a lunch and go wading.

23. People who bring cell phones in theatres should be fined, flogged or scorned ?

We take ours for child-care reasons, in case the babysitter calls. It is kept on vibrate and not answered in the theatre. Anyone who inflicts one of those damn polyphonic rings and inane conversation on the moviegoers should have to reimburse the crowd for their tickets, and then be barred from theatres forever! If they cannot make reimbursement, they should be flogged, and ridden out of the theatre on a rail.

24. When you go on a trip do you micro plan or like to have spontaneous adventures ?

I do a little light planning. I like to figure out the one main thing that should happen in a day, and let the rest fall as it may. Folks that have an itinerary down to the minute are nuts!

25. Blogs come and go are there any blogs that have gone RIP that you miss ? Are there promising newcomers?

I miss American Crusader and hope he makes a speedy recovery! I also miss Iran Watch, and wonder what happened to him!
F.B. Jones is promising, provided he can get his computer fixed, and Florian looks promising, too.

There it is! Whew!

John Kerry STILL Flip-Flopping!

John Kerry made himself infamous for waffling in the 2004 elections...He voted for it before he voted against it...

Well, he's at it again! (Must be a low learning curve!) Kerry, like most Democrats, voted in favor of building a 370 mile wall along the US-Mexican border, but now says that after the wall is built, it should be taken down as soon as possible.

I know, I know; go ahead and scream. You'll feel better!

"I voted for it," Kerry said to the New England Council, but told the Boston Herald, "If I were making the long-term decision, I'd announce, you know, hopefully it's a temporary measure, and we can take it down as soon as we have enough people [to guard the border]."

"But in the temporary," he said, "we've got to have a comprehensive approach everywhere," adding that, "in the short term, I think [the wall] can serve us well."

Gotta pander to everyone, I suppose.

Suspicious Saudi Men Board Schoolbus

Two Saudi men boarded a Tampa, FL school bus on Friday and were arrested for trespassing on school property once they reached the high school the bus was headed to.

Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were reported laughing, speaking in Arabic and "making funny sounds." One man was dressed in shorts and a trenchcoat in the 80-degree Florida weather. Neither man had any identification in their possession when arrested, and both gave several stories about why they were on the bus, ranging from wanting to go to Wharton and look around, to waning to see a high school, to they just wanted to have some fun, to wanting to enroll in English classes.

Both defendants are in America on student visas, and enrolled at the English Language Institute at USF since January, in hopes of qualifying as full-time college students.

Due to these inconsistencies, the judge denied bail until their identities and backgrounds could be confirmed.

The FBI, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Regional Domestic Security Task Force (whew) were notified.

Enter CAIR.

Ahmed Bedier, director of the Central Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the St. Petersburg Times the incident sounded like a cultural mixup.

"Obviously, if they had recently arrived here and they are from Saudi Arabia, they may not be familiar with American rules and laws," Bedier said. "They might have thought it was some kind of public transportation."

"The only reason (this happened) is because of who they are, and that's wrong," he said. "Thus far, it doesn't seem like they've been afforded their full rights for something as simple as getting on the wrong bus."

Stop right there. Maybe they didn't realize that a big yellow bus wasn't public transport. Did they also mistake all of the kids with bookbags?

I can say that if any adult men (or women) got on to my child's schoolbus, I'd be freaked out!
But were they stopped for who they were? Absolutely. You've got an two adult men from an area of the world infamous for bombing buses full of children boarding a schoolbus in a trenchcoat in hot weather. Then, they lie repeatedly about why they did it... You do the math.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Our Friends, The Saudis...

Are the Saudis our friends? I don't think so; read this story over at Always On Watch.

Please...No More!

So Bonds has tied the Babe...

I guess he can ease up on the 'roids, now!

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Yellow Star Is Back!

This post to remain at the top for a few days. Please scroll down for new posts.

If you for one second doubted that Amahdinejad was the next Hitler, here is PROOF to the contrary! I have added bold to the story for emphasis on the especially scary points!

Iran eyes badges for Jews

Law would require non-Muslim insignia
Chris Wattie
National Post
Friday, May 19, 2006

Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.
"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."

Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard Islamic garments."
The law, which must still be approved by Iran's "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect, also establishes special insignia to be worn by non-Muslims.

Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.
"There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," said Rabbi Hier. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this."

Bernie Farber, the chief executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said he was "stunned" by the measure. "We thought this had gone the way of the dodo bird, but clearly in Iran everything old and bad is new again," he said. "It's state-sponsored religious discrimination."
Ali Behroozian, an Iranian exile living in Toronto, said the law could come into force as early as next year.

It would make religious minorities immediately identifiable and allow Muslims to avoid contact with non-Muslims.
Mr. Behroozian said it will make life even more difficult for Iran's small pockets of Jewish, Christian and other religious minorities -- the country is overwhelmingly Shi'ite Muslim. "They have all been persecuted for a while, but these new dress rules are going to make things worse for them," he said.

The new law was drafted two years ago, but was stuck in the Iranian parliament until recently when it was revived at the behest of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa refused to comment on the measures. "This is nothing to do with anything here," said a press secretary who identified himself as Mr. Gharmani.

"We are not here to answer such questions."
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has written to Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, protesting the Iranian law and calling on the international community to bring pressure on Iran to drop the measure.
"The world should not ignore this," said Rabbi Hier. "The world ignored Hitler for many years -- he was dismissed as a demagogue, they said he'd never come to power -- and we were all wrong."
Mr. Farber said Canada and other nations should take action to isolate Mr. Ahmadinejad in light of the new law, which he called "chilling," and his previous string of anti-Semitic statements.
"There are some very frightening parallels here," he said. "It's time to start considering how we're going to deal with this person."
Mr. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly described the Holocaust as a myth and earlier this year announced Iran would host a conference to re-examine the history of the Nazis' "Final Solution."
He has caused international outrage by publicly calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons, but Tehran believed by Western nations to be developing its own nuclear military capability, in defiance of international protocols and peace treaties.
The United States, France and Israel accuse Iran of using a civilian nuclear program to secretly build a weapon. Iran denies this, saying its program is confined to generating electricity.

We cannot allow this to continue! It is so plain, so obvious to anyone with eyes that WWIII is on its way! I pray that the civilized world will stop this madman now, before it is too late!


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Niiice Kitty...Gooood Kitty...

A Melvin, Kentucky family is fighting to keep their pet lion, Kitty.

Melissa Collins, mother of three children ranging from five to one year old, says that Kitty is "my kid." Kitty is kept in a 300 square-foot chain-link cage. The Collins bought him at a flea market when he was a mere five pounds; he now weighs more than 400 lbs.(Can you imagine what it must cost to feed him?)

The county wants to force the Collins to find Kitty a new home, citing a new law that forbids "inherently dangerous" animals that is up for vote in the State Senate today. If it passes, Kitty would no longer be allowed to live in the rural neighborhood.

Some of the Collins neighbors expressed fear. One neighbor said, "Everybody here keeps their guns loaded."

Other folks don't seem to mind too much.

April Osborne defended Kitty: "I think they should be able to keep it — anything can turn on you. That thing is a big old baby."

The Collins do have a state permit to bring the lion into Kentucky and a license to keep it in Floyd County.

Mystery Disease On The Border

A new disease has surfaced on the border. Described by some as something out of a horror film, mainstream medicine has yet to classify it, and some doctors refuse to admit it even exists!

Dubbed Morgellons Disease after a similar infection that was documented 300 years ago is spreading throughout the southern areas in Texas. The disease is not fatal, but is incurable. Physicians that have studied it do not know how it is spread; if it is contracted from environmental factors, or passed by human contact. There is also no effective treatment for the disease, which causes skin lesions that do not heal, a crawling feeling on the surface of the skin, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and fibers popping out of the skin. These fibers cause extreme pain.

The Morgellons website states: "[The fibers] are generally described by patients as white, but clinicians also report seeing blue, green, red, and black fibers, that fluoresce when viewed under ultraviolet light (Wood's lamp)."

This is a fiber removed from the facial lesion of a three-year-old boy.

Some doctors are treating Morgellons with massive doses of antibiotics and pain medication. Other doctors say that the symptoms are psychosomatic.

"They (doctors) told me I was just doing this to myself, that I was nuts. So basically I stopped going to doctors because I was afraid they were going to lock me up," said sufferer Stephanie Bailey.

I doubt that the disease is psychosomatic, considering that it affects children as young as two and three years old. I can't even get my two year old to go potty, let alone will himself to have a painful, unhealing skin lesion.