Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sands Of Passion

"Like infidels through an hourglass... So are the Sands of Passion"

This is too funny. Go check it out!

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Latest "Separate But Equal."


This insanity comes from our Aussie cousins, but I can easily see such shenanigans happening here:

(All bold type mine.)

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian hotel catering for homosexuals has won the right to ban heterosexuals from its bars so as to provide a safe and comfortable venue for gay men.

In what is believed to be a first for Australia, the Victorian state civil and administrative tribunal ruled last week that the Peel Hotel in the southern city of Melbourne could exclude patrons based on their sexuality.

Isn't this reverse discrimination?



Australia's equal opportunity laws prevent people being discriminated against based on race, religion or sexuality.

But aren't they banning folks on the basis of their 'straight' sexuality? How is that NOT discriminatory?

But Peel Hotel owner Tom McFeely said th
e ruling was necessary to provide gay men with a non-threatening atmosphere to freely express their sexuality.

"If I can limit the number of heterosexuals enteri
ng the Peel, then that helps me keep the safe balance," Peel told Australian radio on Monday.

McFeely said that, while the hotel welcomed everyone, its gay clientele had expressed discomfort over the number of heterosexuals and lesbians coming to the venue in the past year.

So lesbians aren't the right sort, either? Will they be suing? They are just as homosexual as the men, right?

He said there were more than 2,000 venues in Melbourne that catered to heterosexuals, but his hotel was the only one marketing itself predominantly to gay men.


I find this very difficult to believe.

Victoria's state human rights commission backed the ruling, saying it was in line with equal opportunity guidelines defending the rights of groups subject to discrimination.


This makes absolutely no sense to me. It's illegal to discriminate unless the court says you can? They are excluding everyone but gay men here!

Commission chief Helen Szoke said the hotel's gay clientele had experienced harassment and violence.

"(They) also have felt as though they've been like a zoo exhibit with big groups of women on hens' parties coming to the club," Szoke told reporters.


What's with that little bit of slander? These guys would FREAK if you called them a bunch of 'faggots,' but it's alright for them to call a bunch of women 'hens?'

McFeely told the radio that the hotel had received homophobic telephone calls since news of the ruling was made public.

Uh-huh. What's more likely is that everyone who isn't a gay man is pissed, and not afraid to say so. Of course, that makes you 'homophobic.'

Can you even imagine if the court had ruled that, in order to create a 'safe environment' for straights, that no gays would be allowed in Bar X?

Suffice it to say that the fecal matter would be hitting the fan...

Oh, by the way, 'gay community' in Australia... If you want to talk about homosexuals truly feeling uncomfortable, perhaps you should ask people like Amir, who was lashed 100 times (and lucky not to be hanged) for daring to be gay in a Mulsim country.

I'm just sayin'.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Tribute!

**This post to remain at the top until Memorial Day. Please scroll down for newer posts.**

Head over to the CycleSmith's site (otherwise known as Mr. NeoCon) for an excellent Memorial Day Tribute.

Sadly, I never got to meet my father-in-law, but I can tell from the way his son turned out that he was a great man.

Memorial Day

Friday, May 25, 2007

Business As Usual

The news this morning is enough to make your head blow right off your shoulders...

The Iraq Spending bill passed by a margin of 80-14 in the Senate, and guess who voted against it?

Shrillary and Obama.

But hey, don't worry, they've got all of their political bases covered...They voted for it before they voted against it:

Clinton voted to authorize the invasion in 2002. She has since become a constant critic of the Bush administration's handling of it but has refused to call her initial vote a mistake. She had adamantly opposed setting a hard deadline for troop withdrawals, but a week ago she voted to advance a bill that would cut off money to force a troop withdrawal by March 2008.

Obama wasn't in the Senate in 2002. But he, like Clinton, prominently shunned earlier proposals to set a fixed timetable for an end to the war only to vote to advance last week's bill that included a date to bring home troops.

And guess what else got slipped into the bill? A $2.10 minimum wage hike.

So much for that promise to run Congress with ethics, huh Dems?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mea Culpa?

Fox news reports that Paris Hilton has turned to the Lord, carrying around a "Power of Now" book, and the Holy Bible.


"Oh, lawd, please don't make me go to prison. That would be SO un-hot."


But just to be fair, maybe she really is reading, and this isn't just a lame ploy to prove how she's such a good girl, and really shouldn't have to serve any time in jail...

Amnesty Bill And Nothing But.


From this source:

McLEAN, Va. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday said Republican conservatives working to block an immigration bill risk endorsing a "silent amnesty" by insisting on deportations that are "not going to happen."

Chertoff also leveled criticism at liberal immigrant rights advocates, saying they could prolong the anguish of immigrant families by withholding support for legislation that could make them legal.

So let me get this straight... The head of the department created by Pres. Bush says that there's not a snowball's chance in hell that they're going to get rid of illegals, so we may as well go ahead and legalize them?!?

(**UPDATE**

Michael Chertoff is being interviewed on the Glenn Beck Radio Program, and has called ILLEGAL ALIENS "economic migrants!"

I swear to you, my head is going to explode!!!)

Meanwhile, the GOP bickers among themselves about the bill:
WASHINGTON - The immigration fight in Congress has spilled over onto the presidential campaign trail. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) is trying to sell the skeptical GOP base on contentious Senate legislation while Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and other Republican rivals oppose it.

But who cares about what the American People have to say, right?

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted Monday and Tuesday night shows that just 26% of American voters favor passage of the legislation. Forty-eight percent (48%) are opposed while 26% are not sure.

26% in favor? Why, that's even less than the President's or Congress' approval ratings!

Welcome to MexAmeriCanada.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lemme Tell 'Ya Something:

SCROLL DOWN FOR A SECOND UPDATE!


Write your useless Congressman and tell him how you feel about the Amnesty Bill.

He probably won't listen, but it might be therapeutic for you.

**UPDATE**

I wrote to my Senator, and within four hours got this response:

Thank you for contacting me regarding amnesty proposals for illegal aliens. It is good to hear from you.

Two years ago, in an attempt to address the longstanding issue of illegal aliens, President Bush proposed a new federal identification and tracking program that would allow any of America's 8-10 million illegal aliens the opportunity to apply for "temporary worker" status. If cleared through a security check, the applicant would be issued a "temporary worker" identification card for a small administrative fee and be allowed to work and live freely in the United States for a limited period of time. The card would be valid for three years and include the chance to apply for an additional three years. Cardholders would enjoy the following benefits: 1) freedom to travel between America and their home country, 2) the ability to be joined by immediate family members, 3) freedom to negotiate salary/benefits, receive training, and change jobs, 4) credit in their home country's retirement system per international agreements including American-supported tax-preferred savings accounts that can be collected upon return to their native land. Any business could hire them provided they made every "reasonable effort" to first fill the job with an American. The aliens would be required to return to their home countries upon their card's expiration.

I applauded President Bush's courage in attempting to tackle this thorny issue head on when others have shied away from the challenge. I also understand that that there is more at stake than simply more stringent border enforcement. Many aliens take on strenuous, low-paying and low-skilled jobs that help keep America 's economic engine running smoothly. That said , I had several concerns about President Bush's proposal.

The first flaw in the President's proposal rested at the very root of the matter. Illegal aliens are just that - illegal. America has long-standing immigration laws and when those laws are not consistently enforced, respect for the law as a whole is diminished. President Reagan issued a temporary blanket amnesty for illegal aliens in 1986 in the hope of remedying the problem by refocusing enforcement efforts on border control. While the tactic may have been somewhat effective in the short run, the knowledge that the federal government could easily turn around and allow illegals to stay has made border-crossers even more brazen in their attempts to enter America and stay.

The second issue was one of fairness. America has been and will continue to be a land built on the brains and backs of immigrants. We are the world's superpower primarily because of simple laws that protect property rights and individual liberty but also because of the unique perspectives and new ideas offered by people from a wide variety of backgrounds. What does it say however to the man who puts in the time and work to enter America legally in the hopes of seeking a better life when another man breaks the law by jumping to the front of the line and is then told he may stay?

The third problem relates to the enforcement issue. Even if the program were eventually to expire after 6 years, how could the federal government make sure that those aliens who have agreed to participate in the program actually return to their home countries? I find it difficult to believe that a person who broke the law to enter America and is now enjoying the fruits of his risk would willingly and happily return to his poorer life in his home country.

The final problem was the proposal to have the United States government credit other nations' retirement systems for work performed by cardholders - even going so far as to create tax-preferred savings accounts for the aliens. While this part of the plan also had few specifics, I question the fairness of promising some form of retirement benefit to alien workers when the future of Social Security is already financially insecure.

Several Congressmen have since introduced bills that would attempt to find some solution to the problem of having 10 million illegal aliens residing in America yet living outside the bounds of mainstream society. I applaud their initiative but I do not believe we can begin to solve this internal problem without first plugging the leak at our borders. Any immigration reform proposals must first address this crucial point. That said , Congress does need to find a plausible and workable long-term answer to the illegal alien problem without harming America 's economy. The President has shown courage in attempting to address this issue and I look forward to working with him and Congress to find a lasting solution.

Thank you again for contacting me regarding this important issue. Please continue to keep me informed of your concerns.

Sincerely,
John A. Boehner

**UPDATE #2**

It would seem that Sen. Boehner thinks this bill is fit for the crapper:

"I promised the president today that I wouldn't say anything bad about ... this piece of s--- bill," Boehner said, according to a report in the National Journal's Hotline blog.

Pot, Calling Kettle...

Here's a little something for Jimmuh:



Sunday, May 20, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Death By Taxation

Is it time for another Tea Party?

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax,
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest expense
Inventory tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road usage taxes
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Perhaps another Revolution is in order...

Che Hilton

So poor, poor Paris only got half of her sentance done awy with?

Why, she's a pariah!

I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing tee-shirts like this on every leftard out there?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Baby Jail

Crate training works so well for puppies, so why not for kids?



Our little one decided to crawl into the puppy crate and pretend to be a doggie while I put away laundry. It was so cute, I just couldn't resist sharing! (Imagine her one-year-old voice yelling, "I doggie! I doggie!")

**Leftard Disclaimer** I would never actually put any of my kids in a dog crate, no matter how misbehaved they may be at the time. That's what cribs are for, so lay off the CPS speed dial.**

Speed Painting: Jack Bauer



I'm floored!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shrillary Loves Poor People...

Try to watch this on an empty stomach:



You know, if Bill really respected Shrillary as much as he claims, you'd think he wouldn't step out on her...

Hamas Mouse

Don't worry, Hamas Mouse... I'm sure CAIR will come to the rescue.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

New Family Member!


The NeoCon Household has a new member:

A seven-week-old Standard Poodle!

Due to piddle patrol, posting and reading will be considerably lighter than usual! I promise to get around as much as possible, but until little bladders mature a bit...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Jack Bauer Appreciation Day


After a couple of lame episodes of 24, Jack is back and kicking posterior!

To show our gratitude, today we celebrate "Jack Bauer Appreciation Day."

Go to Blogs4Bauer and check out the observance guidelines.

Don't forget to report back with your results!

"Homegrown" Terror Plot


The "religion of peace" is at it again...

Six foreign-born Muslims, half here illegally (Gee, I wonder how they got here?) were arrested for planning to assault Fort Dix with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

No doubt they would have murdered many soldiers before a response could be made.

Thankfully, an alert video store clerk notified authorities that the wanna-be jihadis requested a DVD be copied, which contained scenes of terrorist training camps, 'last wills' by some of the 9-11 hijackers, clips of Osama bin Laden, and lots of cries for "JIHAD."

The terrorists were arrested while trying to buy AK-47s, M-16s and other weapons.

The FBI says that the six Muslims don't appear to have any ties to al-Qaida, or any other international terror group, making them more difficult to track.

How did these cowards prepare? Excerpted:

One of the suspects, Tatar, worked at his father's pizzeria and made deliveries to the base, using the opportunity to scout out Fort Dix for an attack, authorities said.

The men trained by playing paintball in the woods in New Jersey and taking target practice at a firing range in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where they had rented a house, authorities said.

Of course, why stop with Ft. Dix, even though there would be less than a snowball's chance in Hell of making it out alive?

These cretins also wanted to attack a Philadelphia Navy installation during the annual Army-Navy football game.

Are you ready for your head to explode?

Excerpted:

"If these people did something, then they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law," said Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer who represented scores of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks. "But when the government says `Islamic militants,' it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous."

"Don't equate actions with religion," he said.

Gee, Mohammed... Maybe we wouldn't if every time we turned on the news we didn't hear about members of your 'peaceful' religion killing innocent people, homicide bombing grocery stores, launching rockets at Israeli kindergartens... The list goes on and on.

Terror attacks by Muslims are committed in the name of Allah and Islam.

More:

Mario Tummillo, who lives near Tatar's father in Cookstown, said he worked with Tatar at a pizza parlor. Tummillo, 20, described Tatar as a religious man who "wasn't violent at all."

Unless you count the whole terror plot thing, of course.

He recalled Tatar praying in the back of the restaurant and said Tatar often talked about religion, bringing it up in conversations about other subjects.

"He would start talking about how you should worship God," Tummillo said.

Hey, but we can't equate actions with religion, right? Riiiiight.




Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Returning the Favor...

Nanc recently emailed a great Star Trek/Monty Python video out (which I posted a few spots down), and I thought I'd return the favor with a little Star Wars flavor. ;D

Gutsy Frenchman?


I respect all cultures throughout the world, but so that it is quite clear: if I am elected President of the Republic, I will not accept women being treated as inferior to men. The French Republic holds these values: respect for women, equality between men and women. Nobody has the right to hold a prisoner, even within his own family. I say it clearly, that polygamy is prohibited in the territory of the French Republic. I will fight against female genital mutilation and those who do not wish to understand that the values of the French Republic include freedom for women, the dignity of women, respect for women -- they do not have any reason to be in France. If our laws are not respected and if one does not wish to understand our values, if one does not wish to learn French, then one does not have any reason to be on French territory.

--- Sarkozy

Finally, some good news.

Thanks again, 10Men!

Welcome To Eurabia

Thanks to 10Men for this find!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Best. Video. Ever.

Nanc sent this one to me, and being both a Star Trek and Monty Python fan, is quite possibly one of the funniest things I've ever seen!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Slow And Steady

Q: Is there anything cuter than a turtle?

A: Yes... Two turtles and their babies!



On a side note, I've had a busy, busy weekend... My brother's birthday was yesterday, and the kids made us swear on pain of death to go to the zoo; or, as my three-year old calls it, the "kazoo."

Top that off with a diaper study at P&G tomorrow with the littlest one, and I won't be able to make my regular blog rounds until Tuesday! See you all then!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Oxymoron

This picture should probably be in Websters under "hypocrite."

A Catchy Little Tune

Hat tip to Bar Kochba at For Zion's Sake for this find!

I'm Just Sayin'...

Be careful what you wish for...

Go Away Paris Hilton

I'm not in a serious mood this Friday...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Dems And Ahmadinejad On Same Page

Hey, Dems... Ahmadinejad called with your foreign policy update:

TEHRAN -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on Wednesday on U.S. and other foreign forces to leave neighbouring Iraq, reiterating an Iranian demand on the eve of an international meeting to discuss the violence there.

"Withdraw from Iraq and recognize the government, parliament and the constitutional law . . . and the problem will be solved," Ahmadinejad told a provincial rally without directly referring to the United States or other countries.

Oh, and the 1963 Communist Party called with your domestic policy updates, too.

Follow the link and be amazed by just how much the liberals have accomplished.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Emergent Church?

From Bloomberg.com:

Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of ``An Inconvenient Truth,'' former Vice President Al Gore's book about global warming.

How appropriate.

No Baez


Joan Baez was not given approval to sing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as she wanted.

Baez whined that she didn't know why she wasn't allowed to perform.

Gee, Joan... Maybe because of your disrespect of the troops in the past? Maybe because wounded soldiers shouldn't have to deal with your disapproval and outright scorn of them?

Egocentric cow.

If I Were King Of The Forest...


The Cowardly Lions in the Democratic party's lineup of presidential hopefuls have come out with their plans for Iraq:

(Emphasis mine)


Delaware Sen. Joe Biden:

Withdraw almost all U.S. forces by the end of 2007. Maintain a residual force of about 20,000 troops for counterterrorism efforts, protection from foreign threats and training for Iraqi security forces. Divide Iraq along autonomous ethnic lines, with a central Iraqi government only for border security, foreign policy and to divide fairly the nation's oil resources. Gain cooperation from Sunni Arabs by guaranteeing them 20 percent of oil revenues. Convene with the United Nations a regional security conference to pledge support for the power-sharing agreement. Increase reconstruction assistance and establish a jobs program to keep youth away from crime.

Youth jobs program? CRIME?

Obviously, Biden has no grasp of the real problems in the Middle East. We aren't talking crime, we're talking about HOMICIDE BOMBING, and a job isn't going to deter the killers from carrying out the word of their god!


New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Begin redeploying (Democratic term meaning "retreat.") troops out of Iraq within 90 days. Supports a goal of all removing all combat troops except those needed for residual missions by March 2008. Residual forces would be charged with training and equipping Iraqi security forces, counterterrorism activities, protecting U.S. personnel and facilities, and protecting the Kurds in northern Iraq. Require the Iraqi government to meet benchmarks such as passage of oil law and reducing sectarian influence in security forces or cut off U.S. funding for security forces and reconstruction.

Why should the Iraqis worry about us cutting funding. It's clear that we've already cut off support and, if Shrillary gets her way, all military aid will be cut off as well, leaving the Iraqis at the mercy of Iran and it's allies.

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd:

Immediately redeploy (retreat) combat troops out of Baghdad and other urban areas to other less populated areas; to bases in Kuwait and Qatar; and to Afghanistan. Remaining troops would have a narrow mission of training and equipping Iraqi security forces, counterterrorism activities and protecting U.S. personnel and facilities.

Dodd's order for the troops: Hang out where there's no chance of you doing any good in areas that actually need military intervention. Look good for the camera, thereby making me look good.


Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards

Immediately withdraw 40,000 to 50,000 troops, along with any sent over as part of President Bush's plan in January to add 30,000 troops eventually. Bring home all combat troops within 12-18 months. Leave a residual force to help protect the U.S. Embassy and Americans offering humanitarian relief, and keep a force in the region to prevent civil war from spilling over into other countries, becoming a genocide or spreading terrorism.

Edward is clearly in the dark about the civil war angle. Most of the terror attacks in Iraq have been funded and equipped by Iran, and the last time I checked the map, they weren't provinces in the same country...

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Close all U.S. military bases in Iraq and withdraw the troops, while simultaneously ordering the return of all U.S. contractors and turning over their work to the Iraqi government. Convene a regional conference to develop a security and stabilization force made up of troops from other nations that would replace U.S. troops, a process he says will take at least three months. Fund the peacekeeping mission, a national reconciliation and reparations to the Iraqi people.

Kucinich is clearly insane. The U.S. carries the UN, and every world-scale military operation on planet Earth. Does he honestly think that Europe would help out the Iraqis, especially if we left?

And REPARATIONS?!? For what? Freeing them from a despot? If anyone needs to pay reparations to Iraq, it is the remnants of the Baath party, Iran and al-Quaida.


Illinois Sen. Barack Obama

Introduced legislation two months ago that would have begun bringing home troops by Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Bush's speech declaring an end to major combat operations in Iraq. (Feeling a bit catty, are we?) All combat troops would be deployed out of Iraq by March 31, 2008. Allow for a temporary suspension of the redeployment (retreat) if the Iraqis meet specific security, political and economic benchmarks. (These requirements will be set so hight that it would be impossible for the Iraqis to meet them.) Leave a residual force of a size to be determined (purposefully vague) to help train Iraqi troops, participate in counterterror operations, protect U.S. personnel and maintain a presence at the Defense Department's attache office. Intensify training of Iraqi security forces. Recommend the appointment of a special envoy to oversee international diplomatic efforts to end the civil war in Iraq. (Is that the civil war with Iran? Just curious...)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson

Withdraw troops by the end of 2007, including residual forces, unless Bush can show the Iraqi government is meeting established benchmarks. (Wait a minute... I thought this was what you'd do if YOU were president! What's Bush got to do with it?) Lead the way on providing aid for reconstruction and encouraging national reconciliation. Convene a regional conference.

Translation: I have no plan whatsoever. Does this sound good enough for a sound byte?

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

I'm Feelin' Good...

What a day...

We've got Tennet telling us that he's worried about al-Quaida having nukes, and Olmert is a confirmed failure as the Israeli PM.

On top of that, we've got a treacherous American with a co-incidentally Arabic name claiming he trained terrorists abroad to strike at us and our allies, and illegal Mexicans who claim that they are the "indigenous," and the "ONLY owners of this continent."

The whole continent, huh? Tell that to the Native Americans...

And, in crazy land, the Detroit NAACP is holding a symbolic funeral for the "N" word, saying they only wish to end hate... I wonder if any rappers will be in attendance?

On a brighter note, Michael Buble has released a new album today, "Call Me Irresponsible."

I plan to enjoy it immensely!