Friday, June 30, 2006
The Audible NeoCon #6 is now (finally) available for your dissemination here.
You can listen through the above link, or go to iTunes under podcasts and look it up there under The Audible NeoCon. An iTunes subscription, which updates automatically through RSS feed is, of course, free. ('Cause you wouldn't pay for this!)
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
He's not getting fired for his reprehensible comments about 9-11, our troops or our President, but rather for "shoddy research and plagiarism," since he lied his face off to get his tenured job.
It's not exactly what I wished for, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth! One less idiot professor indoctrinating from his bully pulpit!
Hey, Ward: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Unfortunately, that name would be for our new ferret. We named the first one Mo on the way back to the pet store to return the little furry jerk. We decided on Mo in honor of the "prophet" Mohammed, because the ferret tried to dismember me last evening. I was attempting to adjust the animal's bedding, and had removed my hand from the cage to fasten the lid. He jumped, reached through the cage bars, and clamped down. He wouldn't let go, and I couldn't manually open his mouth, since he was behind the bars.
My hubby startled him off.
Here is a pic of the damage. Sorry for the low quality, but it's hard to photograph the underside of one's own upper arm. When I woke up this morning, it was an even lovelier shade of purple.
I've had ferrets for years, and never has one attacked me like that!
Needless to say, we took the little killer back to the pet supplier for an exchange. The manager took one look at him and said, "Oh. Him. He's been returned once for that before."
Gee, that would've been nice to know before we got him. Thank goodness he bit me and not one of our kids!
We picked out another ferret, and this one's been as sweet as he could be!
Here's a pic of the newbie!
back of the U.S. $20 bill depicting the White House with the 140-year old Elm tree and workers at the White House clearing the fallen tree, which was knocked down by heavy winds overnight, on June 26th.
Kind of sad, isn't it?
An empty silver military casket with an Army seal was found in the Tucson, Arizona desert.
Two paintballers found the casket and called police. The casket had obviously been inhabited, and officers said it smelled of embalming.
Forensic investigators took DNA samples, but so far the casket, or the person to whom it belonged, have not been identified.
"We have a lot of cemeteries, but it could be from anywhere," Deputy Dawn Barkman said. "Right now we don't have any concrete information where it came from."
I hope above all hope that this isn't what it appears to be! What could be more dishonorable than desecrating the coffin of a soldier?
DNA testing could take a while to come back; I'll keep my eyes open for how this turns out.
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a Palestinian terror group has distributed a pamphlet to it's members stating that it is poised to attack Israel using both chemical and biological weapons.
From World Net Daily:
"With the help of Allah, we are pleased to say that we succeeded in developing over 20 different types of biological and chemical weapons, this after a three-year effort," said the Al Aqsa statement, which was released yesterday and made national headlines here today.
"We say to (Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert and (Defense Minister Amir) Peretz: Your threats of invasion do not frighten us. We will surprise you with new weapons you have not faced until now. As soon as an IDF soldier sets foot on Gazan land, we will respond with a new weapon."
Israel believes that the while the Al Aqsa Brigades are attempting to acquire such weaponry, the current threat is empty. So far, they have only been able to pack small amounts of cyanide into bomb belts.
Isn't it the thought that counts, though?
Sunday, June 25, 2006
She'll be going to kindergarten this fall. Waaahhh!
Sunday we made a new addition to our family: A 3-month old ferret boy!
The little guy is quite feisty, and is not in the least scared of our Great Dane, little mixed dog, cat or our kids. (I admit that sometimes the children scare me...heh.)
Here's the tough thing. I suck at names. A lot. My daughter wants to name him Hamster, which I don't necessarily think is a good idea, and my hubby is sans suggestions, except to nix the Hamster name.
I call upon my fellow bloggers for assistance!
A new terrorist video from Hamas has been released. Guess what? It promises to subjugate the West beneath Islam!
Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
The video is a collection of statements made by Hamas leader Yasser Ghalban, who met his end one week ago due to internal Palestinian fighting.
I guess before they defeat us, they need to cull the herd.
From World Net Daily:
Ghalban declares, "We will rule the nations, by Allah's will, the U.S.A. will be conquered, Israel will be conquered, Rome and Britain will be conquered ."
Identifying itself as coming from the "Al-Qassam Brigades Media Office," Hamas' "military wing," the leader states on the video:
"The Jihad for Allah ... is the way of Truth and the way for salvation and the way which will lead us to crush the Jews and expel them from our country Palestine.
Just as the Jews ran from Gaza, the Americans will run from Iraq and Afghanistan and the Russians will run from Chechnya, and the Indian will run from Kashmir, and our children will be released from Guantanamo. The prisoners will be released by Allah's will, not by peaceful means and not by agreements, but they will be released by the sword, they will be released by the gun."
But wait... It gets even better!
Hamas has created a children's website. Not surprisingly, it encourages hatred of Israelis, or the "evil Zionists."
One strip features two boys who find toys in the street:
"Don't take any of them!" warns one boy. "These are not toys, but booby-trapped bombs that will explode in the hands of those who touch them. They are placed here by the evil Zionists to kill innocent Palestinian children."
And still, we keep funding these bastards...
Britishinsurance.com, an online insurer, has withdrawn cover on the virginity of three sisters taken out in the event of a second coming of Christ.
The sisters believe that when Christ comes again, it will be through another virgin birth, rather than the method described in the scriptures. They took out a one million lira policy to cover the cost of raising a baby Jesus... Just in case one of them had an immaculate conception.
Mr Burgess of Britishinsurance.com said: "The people were concerned about having sufficient funds if they immaculately conceived. It was for caring and bringing up the Christ.
"We sometimes get weird requests and this is the weirdest we have had."The burden of proof rested on the women to verify the virgin birth.
The sisters had the policy since 2000, but after the Catholic church expressed outrage, Britishinsurance.com cancelled the policy and notified the women.
I guess insurance companies don't need much of an excuse to take someone's money, huh?
Friday, June 23, 2006
The cadet asked that his name not be used, or his picture taken to spare his family from retribution.
NewsMax calls him Jameel for the interview.
"If you live in Iraq, you get this determination with everyone you see dying in front of your eyes and every child slaughtered," said Jameel, whose school in Iraq was once struck with an improvised explosive device.
"You are at risk when you're walking down the street," he said. "It's better to die holding a rifle than to die walking down the street as a civilian."Jameel is taking one of fourteen slots reserved for foreign trainees, and will not take an opportunity away from an American cadet.
Jameel says his parents support his decision, and he risks his safety with daily trips to a U.S. military compound to complete the application process, and undertake a training regiment to get him ready for West Point basic training.
The young man wants to major in engineering and join the Iraqi military after he graduates, and hopes one day to meet President Bush, whom he and his family consider a hero for liberating Iraq from Saddam Hussein.
I think that this is fabulous! It shows a bright young man willing to serve his newly forming country. This should be all over the MSM... But it won't be. I just don't understand why President Bush doesn't trumpet this, and stories like it, every time the MSM starts it' s cut and run, doom and gloom tactics!
I can't even imagine the butt-kicking this guy would've received if I were that boyfriend...
The incident started when Carlo Castellanos-Feria, who worked as a valet in a local hospital parking lot got the victim's apartment key.
The stalker taped himself with a mini-camera in her bedroom.
What reason did he give for his freakish behavior? He just wanted a chance to be close to her; he fell in love and couldn't think straight.
Um... Just a suggestion... Try buying her dinner, idiot!
Thankfully, Castellanos-Feria did not assault the young lady, but she is now understandably jittery while home alone.
From First Coast News:
Judge Herbert Dixon handed down a three-year sentence, including treatment for mental illness and sex crimes. Court documents show the Hyattsville man had a change of clothes, condoms, a power cord and latex gloves with him under victims bed at the time of his arrest. He was a parking valet with an unnerving obsession.
"He got access to her keys. He then took that opportunity to get those keys copied. That's something we should all think about next time we leave our keys somewhere," said Ken Wainstein, U.S. attorney.
Three alleged incidents are under investigation, during which some members of the unit placed fruit in the *ahem* posterior of one willing soldier, and pounded it with a paddle.
The German military described the act as "reprehensible" and "not to be tolerated."
All I can say is.... Boys, there are easier ways to make applesauce.
The clerk, Anthony Mesa, received a reduced sentence in conjunction with a financial settlement to the victim.
Mesa was a small time prankster, pulling such juvenile offenses as placing eggs into beer cartons. The urine bomb was his coup de grace.
Oh, you'll never be able to look at Mountain Dew the same way again...
But wait... Background checks for workers around kids? That's a pretty damn good policy. Why won't they do it?
The Catholic church doesn't want to alienate illegal immigrants.
Instead, the church will have anyone wishing to work in children's ministries who is without identification sign an affidavit stating that they have never been convicted of a crime.
Well, NOW I feel better... I'm sure that some one who has no problem breaking the law to get into America, and continue to break the law on a daily basis to remain here would never lie about their past criminal record.
Oh, and the Catholic church has promised that someone from the church will be supervising the illegal and your kid at all times.
So, where can I drop my kid off?
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be objectionable to background checks being performed on ALL volunteers who work with children! In fact, I would go so far as to say that they are aiding and abetting illegal activity with this policy.
What is it about the Catholic church that makes them just not give a flying crap about the safety of our children?
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I will reproduce the post here.
Colorado House's celebration of Planned Parenthood stopped cold by abortion survivor Gianna Jessen
This is just an awesome, awesome story:
I was leaving the House chambers for the weekend when our Democrat speaker of the House announced that the coming Monday would be the final day of this year's General Assembly. He went on to state that there were still numerous resolutions on the calendar which we would need to be addressed prior to the summer adjournment. Interestingly, he specifically mentioned that one of the resolutions we would be hearing was being carried by the House Majority Leader Alice Madden, honoring the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
Following a committee hearing, I rushed into the House chambers just as the opening morning prayer was about to be given. Between the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, I wrote a quick note to the speaker of the House explaining that Gianna is an advocate for cerebral palsy. I took the note to the speaker and asked if I could have my friend open the last day of session by singing the national anthem. Without any hesitation the speaker took the microphone and said, "Before we begin, Representative Harvey has made available for us Gianna Jessen to sing the national anthem."
Gianna sang the most amazing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner that you could possibly imagine. Every person in the entire chamber was completely still, quiet and in awe of this frail young lady's voice.
As the applause began to die down, I raised my hand to be recognized one more time.
Mr. Speaker, members, if you would allow me just a few more moments I would appreciate your time.
My name is Ted Harvey, not Paul Harvey, but, please, let me tell you the rest of the story.
The cause of Gianna's cerebral palsy is not because of some biological freak of nature, but rather the choice of her mother.
You see when her biological mother was 17-years-old and 7-and-a-half months pregnant, she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to seek a late-term abortion. The abortionist performed a saline abortion on this 17-year-old girl. This procedure requires the injection of a high concentration of saline into the mother's womb, which the fetus is then bathed in and swallows, which results in the fetus being burned to death, inside and out. Within 24 hours the results are normally an induced, still-born abortion.
As Gianna can testify, the procedure is not always 100 percent effective. Gianna is an aborted late-term fetus who was born alive. The high concentration of saline in the womb for 24 hours resulted in a lack of oxygen to her brain and is the cause of her cerebral palsy.
Members, today, we are going to recognize the 90th anniversary of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood…"
BANG! The gavel came down.
Just as I was finishing the last sentence of my speech -- the climax of the morning -- the speaker of the House gaveled me down and said, "Representative Harvey, I will allow you to continue your introduction, but not for the purposes of debating a measure now pending before the House."
At which point I said, "Mr. Speaker, I understand. I just wanted to put a face to what we are celebrating today."
I then walked back to my chair shaking like a leaf. The Democrats wouldn't look at me. They were fuming. It was beautiful. I have been in the Legislature for five tough years, and this made it all worthwhile.
The House majority leader wouldn't talk to me the rest of the day.
Was it because I introduced an abortion survivor, or was it because we touched her soul? She could congratulate an inspirational cerebral palsy victim and advocate, but was outraged when she discovered that the person she congratulated was also an abortion survivor.
The headline in The Denver Post the next day read "Abortion Jab Earns Rebuke." The majority leader is quoted as saying, "I think it was amazingly rude to use a human being as an example of his personal politics."
Yes, Representative Madden, Gianna Jessen is a human being. She was when she was in her mother's womb, and she was when she sang the national anthem on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives.
The paper went on to quote Gianna, stating she was glad I told her story.
"We need to discuss the humanity of it. I'm glad to be able to speak up for children in the womb," she said. "If abortion is about women's rights, where were my rights?"
All I can say is, "Glory to God!" He orchestrated it all, every minute of it, and I was so honored to have been chosen to play a part. May we all continue to be filled with and to fight for the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I didn't post about this yesterday because I was so angry. I still am.
The two soldiers suffered severe trauma, and the bodies were desecrated to the point that visual identification is impossible. No formal statement has been issued as to their condition. The Army is conducting the formality of a DNA test.
Iraqi civilians spotted the bodies and reported to the military. The bodies themselves were booby-trapped, and the road was lined with IED's. It took our troops 12 hours to clear the area and reach the bodies.
See the CNN video here.
A senior Iraqi military official, Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Mohammed, said early Tuesday the bodies had been found near a power plant not far from the site where they were attacked."With great regret, they were killed in a barbaric way," he said in remarks that were widely reported.
In subsequent sweeps, two terrorists were killed, and 78 suspected "insurgents" were detained. There's a little fact you won't here in the MSM.
And now I'm sure we'll hear the "hijacked religion of peace" crap. A web site that frequently posts terrorist messages published this statement:
"We announce the good news to our Islamic nation that we executed God's will and slaughtered the two crusader animals we had in captivity," said the claim, reportedly from the Mujahedeen Shura Council, a group linked to al Qaeda.
"And God has given our Emir, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, the good fortune of carrying out the legitimate court's command in person."
The U.S. military believes al-Muhajer is another name for Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian-born terrorist who it believes has replaced Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, as leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.In fact, the word "nahr" was used to describe the slaughter, which is the Arabic term for slitting a sheep's throat.
Who in their right mind can think that we are not in a holy war? Maybe we don't want this to be about religion, and Islam... But they do! These people are animals; they tore the bodies of two men apart and celebrated in the name of God.
Who in their right mind could believe that just going away will stop these beasts? If we do as Murtha or Kerry suggest, the civilians of Iraq will be the next to be mutilated. Stay the course; do not let these two brave and honored dead to have given their lives in vain.
It seems that Dan Rather has his panties in a bunch over CBS refusing to allow him to further embarrass the network with shoddy reporting.
You see, Dan, when you set out to destroy someone, you usually wind up destroying yourself. Just ask ol' Captain Ahab.
Dan Rather, as you recall, tried to harpoon his white whale with a false story about the President's National Guard service.
Since then, Rather gave up his anchor position, and has made infrequent appearances covering B.S. stories, such as his latest segment on 60 Minutes about the Whole Foods Market, and whether of not they should sell live lobsters. It might be cruel to kill them, you know.
All this has culminated in Rather being given an office at CBS, but no assignments. I suppose the network is afraid that he will either air an outrageously false story, or bore the audience to tears with an inconsequential one.
Rather took this swipe at CBS:
"I leave CBS News with tremendous memories. But I leave now most of all with the desire to once again do regular, meaningful reporting. My departure before the term of my contract represents CBS's final acknowledgement, after a protracted struggle, that they had not lived up to their obligation to allow me to do substantive work there. As for their offers of a future with only an office but no assignments, it just isn't in me to sit around doing nothing. So I will do the work I love elsewhere, and I look forward to sharing details about that soon."Uh-huh. I'll wait for you with baited breath, Dan. Here's a little hint... You haven't gotten any substantive assignments, because you don't do substantive work.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Hossein Khomeini, in a speech from the city of Qom, called for President Bush to "come and occupy Iran, and break the prison [doors open]."
I wonder how long it will take for him to wind up in prison, or worse.
Hossein Khomeini is the grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, father of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Hossein Khomeini blasted the current regime.
From World Net Daily:
"My grandfather's revolution has devoured its children and has strayed from its course," he told Al-Arabiya, a Dubai-based Arabic-language station. "I lived through the revolution and it called for freedom and democracy; but it has persecuted its leaders."
He dismisses the clerics who inherited power from the revolution as "wearers of the turban" and accuses them of abusing their power.
"Iran will gain real power if freedom and democracy develop there," Khomeini said, adding that if he came to power, one of his first acts would be to make wearing of the Muslim veil optional for Iranian women. "Strength will not be obtained through weapons and the bomb."
As for his call for the U.S. military to occupy his country, he said, "Freedom must come to Iran in any possible way, whether through internal or external developments. If you were a prisoner, what would you do? I want someone to break the prison [doors open]."Wow! Those are bold words, especially considering he spoke them from right under Ahmadinejad's nose!
A lake in Wielkopolska, Poland is 30% vodka after the town's distillery sprung a leak directly into the freshwater body.
Nearby farmers and workers rushed to grab as much of the mix as possible, which is three times as strong as wine.
A 71-year-old woman, who lives near Lake Bracholinskie, said: "If God doesn't help, everyone will be a drunkard with only a hole where the lake was.
Heh, Heh... They probably think they've died and gone to heaven!
Well, we're not the only government capable of wasting money on asinine projects.
Ottawa has decided to give a "performance arts" grant to the Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar, which offers the public the chance to sample human breast milk.
The bar is run by a lesbian couple who say the bar is in the spirit of wine tastings.
The breast milk, provided by six different women according to artist Jess Dobkin, will be pasteurized for health and safety reasons. But that consideration didn't seem top of mind for federal Health Minister Tony Clement.
"A chacun son gout,'' -- to each his own tastes, said Clement, before quickly adding, "It's not for me.''
OK, I'm all for breast feeding. I breast fed all three of my kids (with varying degrees of success), and seeing a breastfeeding mother in public doesn't bother me in the slightest.
I wouldn't say I'm a prude, but this is disgusting. Breast milk between a mother and child, or even husband and wife is one thing, but to drink bodily fluids from a strange person?
Excuse me, I've got to go vomit now!
A Richmond, Texas man was pulled over after failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing on Friday.
The man got out of the car, and piqued the officer's suspicion by making a somewhat unusual request... He said that he wished he could finish the banana split he had in his car.
Officer David Bentley looked in the car, and sure enough, there was a banana split sundae in the floorboard of the car... With crack-cocaine rock topping!
There were several more crack rocks in the ice cream.
Officer Bentley called his sergeant in and the man was arrested.
"I've been doing this for 20 years and I could give you all kinds of stories, but this is really one of a kind," Sgt. Neinast said. "But true."
Even the common street bum is P.C. these days...
"Freegans" are a group of people who are homeless, they say, by choice.
"Everything I eat comes from dumpsters," Ash Falkingham says. "For me it's a logical lifestyle choice. It's such a natural thing to use up that waste."
Freeganism is described as "a total boycott of an economic system where the profit motive has eclipsed ethical considerations."
According to the Freegan website (I'm not sure how they have one... Unless they're running it from a library or something.) , Freeganism seeks to avoid "the purchase of products from one bad company only to support another, we avoid buying anything to the greatest degree we are able."
"Our priority is to work for love to make the world a better place, and we want to have more time to do that. The less time we spend chasing a salary, the more time we have to do what we really believe in."
Uh-huh. Sounds more like they just don't want to hold a job to me, and rather than be ashamed that they are worthless, they are trying to make society accept them as a "lifestyle choice." They aren't bums, you see... We're just wasteful and they're taking care of that waste... Kind of like the fish that sticks to the side of an aquarium.
Beyonce Knowles was taken by surprise when Peta came to dinner last Wednesday.
I'm not a Beyonce fan by any means... She's a little too vapid for my tastes. But can you imagine this poor woman, who agreed to do a publicity dinner auction on eBay for fans sitting down to dinner with Peta?
I feel sorry for Beyonce's fans, because Peta basically stole the auction for this sad little publicity stunt, but I feel even worse for Beyonce!
From Yahoo News:
According to a release issued by the organization, the PETA activists were picked up by car and whisked to swanky Manhattan eatery Nobu 57, where they used their time with Knowles to grill her about using fur in her House of Dereon clothing line and in her personal wardrobe.
To break the ice, one activist reportedly began with an appeal to the ex-Destiny's Child singer: "Beyonce, many of your fans would like to know why you don't care about how minks, foxes, and chinchillas are gassed, strangled, and electrocuted for vanity and if you might have it in your heart to recognize that fur is not only cheap and tacky but also horribly cruel."
Video of the conversation, available on TMZ.com, shows a stunned Knowles refusing to respond to the queries and asking others in her group, which included her mother and sister, to do something about her less than welcome guests.
"I don't think people would not like you if you didn't wear fur, you know what I mean? You're so gorgeous, you don't really need to kill animals," one activist persists.
PETA also claims that its fur opponent managed to whisk out a portable DVD player and show the singer footage of animals being trapped, drowned and electrocuted for their pelts.
Eventually, the PETA people were escorted out, despite their claims that they "respect [Beyonce's] work."
*snicker* Respect her work... Yeah, right. This is nothing more than another pathetic bid by Peta to get into the news.
I hope Beyonce ordered the biggest, bloodiest steak on the menu!
From the stupid criminal files...
A Milwaukee man accidentally killed himself while trying to break into the home of his estranged wife on Saturday.
The woman had a restraining order against the man, who punched through her bedroom window. Unfortunately for him (and fortunately for her) , he severed the brachial artery, collapsed in the street and was dead before first responders arrived.
Stupidity should be painful... And this time, it was!
Over 700 people gathered in Germany over the weekend to protest the Iranian President's denial of the Holocaust and threats toward Israel. Demonstrators waved Israeli flags and signs that read "Support Israel Now!" and "Israel has the right to exist."
They stood outside of the Alt Oper opera house with a small group of Iranian dissidents.
Kinda makes you feel good, huh? I guess not all Germans have submitted to Dhimmitude!
Monday, June 19, 2006
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada will not follow orders to deploy to Iraq. He says that he believes the war is illegal, and he won't take part in it.
In response, the 300 member congregation at the First United Methodist Church of Tacoma has decided to provide the right of sanctuary to soldiers, "Who are unable to deploy to combat areas for reasons of conscience."
Rev. Monty Smith said that the church will support any soldier who shares its "social-justice convictions."
"Our initiative was because of Lieutenant Watada's gesture and a clear sense that we have, as a reconciling congregation, deeply involved in justice issues throughout the city, that any war, particularly this one, is inconsistent with Christian teachings," he told the Seattle paper.
I, for one, think that Watada is a coward and a traitor. He has said that he will go to Afghanistan, but not Iraq.
"The wholesale slaughter and mistreatment of the Iraqi people with only limited accountability is not only a terrible moral injustice but a contradiction to the Army's own Law of Land Warfare," Watada said.
Court-Martial him. He deserves to rot in jail.
As for the First United Methodist Church of Tacoma... If they want to speak out in political matters, fine. However, if they want to directly interfere with government policies without going through the arduous task of change through legislation, voting, ect... I believe that they should lose their tax-exempt status. They are no longer acting as a church!
I also wonder if they are aware that they cannot house deserters inside church property. The Right of Asylum (sanctuary) is a medieval law that was abolished by King James in 1623. It has never been recognized or practiced in America. The very idea that they would offer the Right of Asylum is preposterous!