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January 23, 2006
LMAO!

I find all this Republican comparing Ossama bin Laden with Lefties to be hillarious. Now he is being compared with Clinton? Jeeze the only connection I see with Clinton is that the idiots could not get him either!

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January 22, 2006
Malkin the voice of the braindead...

Michelle needs to just shut up. It didn't work the first time, it won't work this time...

Radio talk show host Michael Graham, now at Boston's WTKK, is also staying on top of the Haleigh Poutre case. Be sure to check out his website for the latest Haleigh developments.

Michael e-mailed me that many talk show hosts don't want to discuss the story:

I fear it's the post-Schiavo syndrome.

I think Michael is right, and that the post-Schiavo syndrome is affecting more than just talk radio. Few on either the left or right in politics, in the blogosphere, in the MSM punditocracy, want to grapple with the moral, legal, and medical implications of this wrenching case. And as I noted before, the bleeding hearts in Hollywood, so quick to leap to the defense of every last Death Row convict are AWOL. There's already a jaded and shockingly callous exasperation about Haleigh's case epitomized by the title and comments at John Cole's blog: "Dear God, not again."

Michelle, a bit of advice, why don't you use your bully pulpit to raise awareness about child abuse. I mean this child was "killed," by those who were suppossed to be protecting her. Don't you see that as a more compelling issue here?

Hat Tip Crooks and Liars

Read John Cole's piece....

And let me add... DAMN, DAMN, DAMN! Damn all the hypocrits to hell!

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January 14, 2006
The anti CAFTA People in Costa Rica....

Should recruit this clown. Pay special attention to the part in italics.

In my communist-dictated Spanish class the other day we watched a video regarding the "exploitation" of Honduran laborers (children, mothers, father... anyone) by American business interests. The point was that capitalism, more specifically globalization, is bad and that all Americans should boycott stores such as Gap, OshKosh, Wal*Mart, etc. I wasn't convinced. But, unfortunately, many of my fellow students were converted to join the Communist Manifesto in America. All at the will of my borderline psychotic profesora de espanol (boy do I hope she hasn't read this blog..).

First off, this documentary claimed that the socio-economic system of globalization creates a negative product at both ends; here in the U.S. and abroad in Honduras, China, wherever.. This is, in my opinion, pretty off key. Outsourcing of industry from the U.S. has benefits. The primary benefit being that inflation is contained very well. The things manufactured abroad; clothes, plastics, junk.. would be produced in the U.S. at outstanding prices. The pair of socks you wear right now, perhaps costing you a dollar, could well cost you over five if produced by laborers being paid even minimum wage, plus benefits, here in the U.S. Now, the documentary alleged that this would be set off, because there would be greater levels of employment here in the U.S. This, however, is completely false. The jobs brought here under an anti-globalization system would only pay minimum wage, seeing as these companies are already so scrapped for profit that they must pay lowly wages abroad. Under current conditions, people being paid minimum wage can hardly afford those one dollar pair of socks. How are they to afford merchandise at higher prices with the same pay? Where will they get the extra four dollars or so to buy those socks? They won't. An isolated, anti-globalization system is dangerous to the American economy. It hurts not only those on the top, but those on the bottom and in the middle. The documentary has taken the position that employment is more important to a stable economy than inflation. This is not the case. Inflation hurts and effects the entire economic structure, from top to bottom. Employment difficulties only effect those who are unemployed.

The industries leaving America, most notably outdated, industrial manufacturing, are of little importance to the American economy. The American economy has reached a level of sophistication in which these industries no longer play a vital role in our economic system. American education, innovation and capitalism provides for more advanced and innovative industries. Things like aerospace, engineering, advanced sciences, auto and computer manufacturing are more suited for the American economic landscape. Americans can make money doing these jobs, and those operating these industries can also make money. And we stand with little international competition in these areas. We can easily be outcompeted by China or South America in low-tech manufacturing. Therefore, why not let them do it?

Understandably, the documentary then continues to take the position that globalization and free trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA have hurt those living in third world, underdeveloped countries. This may well be the case. However, it is simply not the problem of the government or people of the United States of America. People are not exploited for no reason. They are exploited because they are weak, lowly and defenseless. Why haven't these Hondurans grouped together and resisted the business interests which oppress them? So many nations have taken this initiative, from the United States itself to India, China, Poland etc. We could have been in the same position as Honduras, in constant exploitation by Great Britain. But we were better than that. We grouped together and resisted. I don't understand why Hondurans haven't done the same. Even into today's modern world this has been done. And most examples, Poland and India to be specific, have been peaceful in their resistance. And the nations exploiting these nations have survived. We could to. It is up to those being exploited by the US to take the initiative for change. We will work in our own national interests and these people should do the same. Although, I would strongly discourage them from taking any action, seeing as they keep vital necessities in my life low-cost...

Now aint that just special. Oppressed people are lowly, weak and defenseless. I love this Rethuglican, "blame it on the victim," bit... Hey in case you are reading this and just now figuring out just how stupid, immature, selfish and racist it is, I am glad I could be of help...

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January 13, 2006
Like I said....

Whatever... Cajun Fanboy....

Me looking for links from you is as pathetic as one of your heroes, Bill Bennett, getting his ass whipped... and eating out of a Dog Bowl for his Las Vega Dominatrix. Don't flatter yourself little man. You were discredited even by your own compadres on the Right when you went on your Creationist Rant a year ago. So go pump flood water. And I knew you would not be able to resist taking a swipe (yawn).

Now I am, "mentally deranged?" Send me some of that Kool Aide you drink, maybe it will help me regain some sanity. I noted in the post I refered to last night, that you were still up to your comment deleting tactics. You are a petty little asswipe Paul, who faced with debate, immediately starts the mudslinging. Not really worth my time, but I enjoy baiting you into one of your foaming at the mouth routines. I just wish I could be there to watch a real PSYCHOTIC in action.

As for your repeated twisting of my words, whatever gets your thong in a wad buddy. That comment you quote, was about as taken out of context as your diatribe about Ebonics... You know, the one where you invited all us Darkies to come pick your cotton. I thank God I have never had to pick cotton, but I could use a good gardener if you ever get down this way.

Tas about says it all...

So politics, of course, is still a vulgar mess. The scope of this mess was shown this week at Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination hearings that the Republicans, as they are making apparent through their actions, didn't even want to give us the courtesy of holding for Bush's nominee. How else can one explain their reaction to Alito's wife, Martha Ann Bomgardner, crying at the hearings? From the Drudge Report to Fox News, who had the audacity to say "Will Vicious Dems pay for driving Alito's wife to tears?," the Republicans have shown not only that they aren't mature enough to allow simple questions to be aired, but they're more than willing to drag politics down to the level of a grade school recess fight; they even emulate a grade schooler by running home to Mommy after they start crying.

Republican Politics these days remind me of the school yard bully, especially when it comes to clowns like the "Ragin' Cajun." Rational discussion is out of the question. The approach is simple, BULLY, RIDICULE, DISMISS, but god forbid debate or discuss. And when you are made to look bad, delete trackbacks or comments. Play to the crowd baby, play to your BASE! How sweet it is in the echo chamber!

Oh I love the tactic, so often used against me, pointing out that I can't spell, therefore my opinions are moot. Eh, notice to the hungry trolls. This blog is a pastime. I eat idiots for lunch as a hobby, not something I get paid for. But if you really want to know it, I write STUFF THAT REALLY MATTERS, with Word, and it has a spell checker.

And by the way... This guy is not only one of the most popular bloggers in the Universe, but gets paid to do it, and he can't spell worth a shit, nor does he care. And I love the fact that he has called the "Insta-punter," on the carpet a couple of times, and WON! And unlike some obviously sexually repressed yahoos, who's outlet for frustration is feeling "manly," by attacking people on Blogs... He seems to get laid quite a bit too!

UPDATE: Forgive me for being sloppier than usual on this post. I was rushing out to a business meeting that involves a multi million dollar opportunity. My priorities don't extend to fetishistic spell checking and grammar checking when money is on the line. But I would imagine when your ONLY claim to fame is writing for someone else's blog, you would not understand that. Some of us do not base our self esteem on how clever others think we are, at least not unless they are paying a PHAT consulting fee for that cleverness? Eh?

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January 09, 2006
GTFOH! Joe Paterno a Sexist?
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Women's rights advocates who say Joe Paterno made outrageous remarks about an alleged sexual assault want the Penn State football coach to resign.

Joanne Tosti-Vasey, president of the National Organization for Women in Pennsylvania, said Paterno's comments last week represent an institutional insensitivity that endangers women. She issued a news release late Friday calling for Paterno's resignation.

"When someone of his stature makes light of sexual assault, we have a serious problem," Tosti-Vasey said. "It sends a message that this behavior is not serious ... that sexual assault or rape or violence against women is acceptable for an athlete."

The coach's remarks came a day before the Orange Bowl, when a reporter asked a question related to Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson. Nicholson was accused of sexual assault and sent home before Tuesday's game.

Paterno replied by talking about past suspensions of Penn State players, according to an official transcript from the Orange Bowl.

He then added: "There's some tough -- there's so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?"

"Geez. I hope -- thank God they don't knock on my door because I'd refer them to a couple of other rooms," Paterno continued. "But that's too bad. You hate to see that. I really do. You like to see a kid end up his football career. He's a heck of a football player, by the way; he's a really good football player. And it's just too bad."

This is a guy who is so damned conservative he would not let his players wear white shoes. I read what he said and what came to mind for me is.... "Gee these guys are surrounded by groupies all the time. They are young and think more with their dicks than their heads. I dont know what happened with this kid, but that is the environment they have to deal with." Now there is NOTHING in that statement, or my translation of it, that endorses rape. NOW needs to get focussed on real issues like teenaged pregnancy and poverty and stuff like that, cause giving this old man a hard time at the end of an honorable career is bullshit.

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Way Oh, Way Oh... Daylight Come and I need to go Home!

From The Moderate Voice:

Singer and political activist Harry Belafonte opened his mouth wide again and stuck his foot in it until it came out of his you-know-what with another statement that is sure to get lots of ink and provide hours of enjoyment to talk show hosts:

The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Belafonte led a delegation of Americans including the actor Danny Glover and the Princeton University scholar Cornel West that met the Venezuelan president for more than six hours late Saturday and attended his television and radio broadcast on Sunday.

Sorry Harry, you've been smoking banana leaves again or something. Now if you said that about Chavez and Latin America, I could agree with you. Chavez is a hero to the poor in Latin America, who see him as someone who stands up to, "The Gringos," but in America. Please.... Most Americans dont even know who the hell he is. I have to admit, I respect him a little for being such a badass. But You need to get a new line buddy. And Bush as Terrorist? Eh, not exactly. Bush may be a lot of things, but I would not go comparing him with the boys who chop off heads and crash airliners filled with innocents.

It is people like you who give progressives a bad name. I have a suggesstion. Why dont you fly over to Dafur and protest what is happening there, to other Black folk by the way.... Otherwise, extract your foot from your mouth... and then close it!

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January 07, 2006
I HATE these things....

I finaly trained my family not to send out Urban Legend emails and idiotic chain emails and now I am getting them from friends. This self running powerpoint, I got tonight.

While the proverb is 100% right on, the idea of being coerced into sending it out to people I know, or suffering bad luck, really PISSES me off. So lets just say I posted the bullshit here and met my obiligation. DONT read it if you believe in this bullshit and dont want to risk bad luck by not sending it on, if you do believe and have no qualms with irritating the hell out of your friends, send it on with my blessing to everyone you know, just don't send it to me! LOL! And if you suddenly get hit with a storm of good luck, let me know. I will keep it in the old inbox, JUST IN CASE! (Wink)

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January 06, 2006
Won't be the first time we were called monkeys....

Yeah I avoided the whole Wallmart thing from Yesterday. Now that they are busted they are in spin overdrive to protect their image. But it is not working it seems. That the people at Walmart dont give a shit about minorities and the poor, does not come as a surprise to me. Frankly the only thing I find shocking is that poor people continue to patronize these greedy bastards...

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Could our President be any more insensitive?

Watching Bush unscripted is like watching Saturday Night Live. It's no wonder some Conservatives would do anything to defend the man. I mean it must be pretty tough to realize what an idiot the man you voted for actually is.... Jeeze...

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December 26, 2005
Make sure you do business...

With these companies... Why? Because James Dobson does not want you to. I say Boycott James Dobson and all of his homophobic predjudice.

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Remember the Story of the....

Student harrassed by Homeland Security for ordering Mao's Little Red Book? Turns out, it was all B.S.. Add my appologies and Mea Cupa's to the list of those who were hoodwinked by this story.

Some people need to get a life and figure out that these kinds of stories are like, "the boy who cried wolf." Repeat them enough, and when real outrages occur, no one believes the story.

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Suddenly ICE is starting to look GOOD!

I thought ICE was bad! This sucks. But I would have hung up after the first word. Poor Jay.

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December 20, 2005
The New York Transit Strike

This from Jeff Jarvis, via The Moderate Voice:

New York transit is on strike. I won't be able to go to work today, like millions of others, who also won't be able to shop or go to restaurants. The city will lose hundreds of millions and untold millions will lose millions in turn. And what for?

Every indsutry in the U.S. economy has had to go through radical restructuring to find new efficiencies. But not government and civil service. And that is what this strike is about.

The transit union was demanding that its workers be able to retire at 55 on pension, and the city, which wanted to raise the age for new workers to 62, buckled last night. I don't have a pension, do you? I have a 401K, one for every employer in the last 20 years; I’m sure most of you are in similar boats. Retire at 55? Ha!

At the same time, the union has been insistent about maintaining artificial, wasteful, expensive manning levels...

...The union broke the law this morning, costing New Yorkers their own pay and businesses their business and the city its tax resources so that its members could keep pensions that most Americans don't have and retire sooner than most Americans could dream of doing and keep inefficient jobs for which there is no need.

As a kid I grew up with multiple transit strikes in Los Angeles. Bus Drivers seemed to go on strike about every five years, despite being some of the most highly paid people in Los Angeles (With overtime). Invariably, the people who suffered the most were the poor. Housekeepers and manual laborers lost jobs or walked miles to work. School Children lost school time, and businesses lost money, all so some over paid bus driver could keep ridiculous benefits.

Unions served a valuable purpose in the history of this country. Without them many of the rights workers take for granted would not exist, but in recent years they have lost credibility, effectiveness and jobs for their members. This strike is just another example of a Union disconnected from the reality of the economic times we live in. It is unfortunate that practicality prevents firing them all and replacing them with people who want to work...

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December 18, 2005
Would the average American....

Approve of us spending tax payer money this way???

Really?

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November 24, 2005
Talk about irony!
DENVER, Colorado (AP) - Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

"If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses -- because that goes straight to the bottom line -- then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.

Brown said officials need to "take inventory" of what's going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, critics complained about Brown's lack of formal emergency management experience and e-mails that later surfaced showed him as out of touch with the extent of the devastation.

I would say Mr. Brown is STILL out of touch!

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October 31, 2005
Doing the Terrorist work for them....

Ya think?

Okay, this stuff on the coming evolutionary shift really is starting to have me a bit worried. We recently learned that scientists have recreated the 1918 "Spanish" influenza that killed millions.

But it gets worse. The recent articles on it (see below) led me to this story from late 2003.

Read it carefully and follow the logic: they were trying to modify a virus, a variant of smallpox that only infects mice, that could not be vaccinated against. They succeeded. The purpose was to devise a vaccine-proof virus, so they could learn how to kill such a virus. But it was also supposed to be a minor pathogen, typically causing sterility. Instead it was 100% fatal.

So with only minor alteration they created a virus that was 100% fatal and could not be inoculated against. In a lab in St. Louis. On a presumably smallish government grant.

I am all for scientific study, but as Dean says, how long before a Grad student can duplicate this stuff in a garage, and how long before the wrong people get ahold of it....

This stuff is scary, very, very scary...

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October 30, 2005
Paris Hilton, a real CLASS Act!

Mandatory Quarterly Paris Hilton post...

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Paris Hilton has reportedly engaged in sex with her new boyfriend in a portable toilet, according to published reports. The hotel heiress is alleged to have got hot and steamy with her new lover in the unlikely love shack at an exclusive Hollywood party.

According to published reports, the pair spent the evening kissing and fondling each other before sneaking into one of the porta-poos to get busy.

For most people, the toilet is the place where they ease their uncontrollable urges by emptying their bladders, but for some, it also comes in handy when they need a release for their pent-up sexual desires.

Hat tip FFOF.

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October 27, 2005
Definition of Stupid

These people have to be some of the most stupid in Hollywood.

Actress Gabrielle Union's talent agent warned colleagues from doing business with the Mood Hollywood night club in an email sent out to publicists.

Mood was set to host the "Night Stalker" star's birthday on October 29 but pulled out when it realized that Union was black.

Okay, all of you know that I am in love with Gabrielle Union. Have been every since I saw her in Bring it on.

gab_nu2.jpg Anyone stupid enough to deny this woman her party, should be out of business, and I would chance to guess, based on who I KNOW are Gabby's friends, people like Martin Lawrence, Will Smith and my nephew Anthony Anderson, that they will be soon... Especially if they depend on the Hollywood set to make their club popular.

Gabrielle is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and by all accounts one of the classiest. So if this club thought they were hosting a party for a Rap Moll, they are sadly mistaken. Gabby is no Missy Elliot.

It will be interesting to see the fall out from this one...

At any rate Gabrielle, you can come to Costa Rica and Celebrate your birthday any time you like. I will buy you a cake and all! (wink)

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October 25, 2005
Some people....

Take sports a little too damned serious!

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September 07, 2005
Things that make me scratch my head in wonder...
It has been a week since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, leveled New Orleans and left hundreds of thousands of Americans homeless. We saw the best of America during that time—millions of people stepped forward to offer help. Meanwhile, the Bush administration failed at their most important job: keeping America safe. The federal effort was too little, too late and it is now becoming obvious that hundreds or even thousands of people died as a result.

Then, starting Friday, in a Karl Rove-led campaign, the White House started to blame state and local officials and even the victims who were stranded without transportation when the Hurricane arrived. Sign our petition demanding that the Bush administration stop blaming victims, including state and local officials, and focus on helping them.

Timeline

Friday, Aug. 26: Gov. Kathleen Blanco declares a state of emergency in Louisiana and requests troop assistance.


Saturday, Aug. 27: Gov. Blanco asks for federal state of emergency. A federal emergency is declared giving federal officials the authority to get involved.


Sunday, Aug. 28: Mayor Ray Nagin orders mandatory evacuation of New Orleans. President Bush warned of Levee failure by National Hurricane Center. National Weather Service predicts area will be "uninhabitable" after Hurricane arrives. First reports of water toppling over the levee appear in local paper.

Monday, Aug. 29: Levee breaches and New Orleans begins to fill with water, Bush travels to Arizona and California to discuss Medicare. FEMA chief finally responds to federal emergency, dispatching employees but giving them two days to arrive on site.


Tuesday, Aug. 30: Mass looting reported, security shortage cited in New Orleans. Pentagon says that local authorities have adequate National Guard units to handle hurricane needs despite governor's earlier request. Bush returns to Crawford for final day of vacation. TV coverage is around-the-clock Hurricane news.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Tens of thousands trapped in New Orleans including at Convention Center and Superdome in "medieval" conditions. President Bush finally returns to Washington to establish a task force to coordinate federal response. Local authorities run out of food and water supplies.

Thursday, Sept. 1: New Orleans descends into anarchy. New Orleans Mayor issues a "Desperate SOS" to federal government. Bush claims nobody predicted the breach of the levees despite multiple warnings and his earlier briefing.

Friday, Sept. 2: Karl Rove begins Bush administration campaign to blame state and local officials—despite their repeated requests for help. Bush stages a photo-op—diverting Coast Guard helicopters and crew to act as backdrop for cameras. Levee repair work orchestrated for president's visit and White House press corps.

Saturday, Sept. 3: Bush blames state and local officials. Senior administration official (possibly Rove) caught in a lie claiming Gov. Blanco had not declared a state of emergency or asked for help.

Monday, Sept. 5: New Orleans officials begin to collect their dead.

(Adapted from: Katrina Timeline.

Those are the facts. State and local officials BEGGED for help as people in their city suffered. The Bush administration didn't get the job done and when their failure became an embarrassment they attacked those asking for help.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Karl Rove and White House communications director Dan Bartlett "rolled out a plan...to contain the political damage from the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina." The core of the strategy is "to shift the blame away from the White House and toward officials of New Orleans and Louisiana."

This is the same pattern of smearing that the Bush political machine has used for a decade. John McCain and John Kerry had their war records smeared. The CIA cover of Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife was blown after he criticized the Bush Iraq policy. Now, Hurricane victims are attacked when the Bush administration failed to do their duty to help them.

It isn't just the Bush administration. Republican Senator Rick Santorum blamed victims in a TV interview and House Speaker Dennis Hastert suggested New Orleans should not be rebuilt.

Excerpted from a MoveOn.org mailing. Sign their petition here.

I don't have much to say about this. I mean expressions of outrage just seem to bounce off the walls these days. These people are truly disgusting in their ability to play politics with disaster, and to put it simply... LIE. That there are people out there who still, after all this, refuse to deal with the truth is Frankly MIND BOGGLING!

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August 20, 2005
Compassionate Conservatism at Work...
USA Today - With about six weeks remaining in the Border Patrol's fiscal year - and more Border Patrol agents patrolling than ever - 201 men, women and children have succumbed to the elements in Arizona.

In Pima County, which includes Tohono O'odham and Tucson, so many corpses are waiting to be identified, autopsied and returned to Mexico that the coroner is storing 60 of them in a refrigerator truck.

Rob Port's response, posting at Wizbang:

"My response to this so-called crisis? Who cares?
Feeling sorry for people who consciously place themselves in a perilous position while committing a crime don't deserve our sympathy any more than drunk drivers who crash their vehicles and die deserve our sympathy."

Now I am a against illegal immigration as most conservatives, but being callous about the deaths of a couple hundred people, including women and children... Takes a special kind of hatred to feel that way. It also takes a special kind of hypocrisy, since the policies of the administration which Mr. Port and other members of the Bang Bang Crew support without question, is responsible for many of the illegal immigration issues that contributed to these deaths....

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August 08, 2005
I wonder....

How many Republicans were STUPID enough to respond to this.

Tip of the Hat to Jesus General and Crooks and Liars.

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August 05, 2005
Bob Novak and the Nuclear Option... hehe...

"Bob Novak's behavior on CNN today was inexcusable and unacceptable," a CNN spokeswoman said. "Mr. Novak has apologized to CNN, and CNN apologizes to its viewers for his language and actions. We've asked Mr. Novak to take some time off."
CNN Spokesperson, referring to Novak loosing his cool during yesterdays taping of Inside Politics.

In my humble opinion, Novak's behavior has been inexcusable for a long time, not the least of which was knowingly blowing a CIA Agents cover.

The incident led to new spin attempts on the Right to excuse Novak's exposure of Valerie Plame, this time by pointing out that Ms. Plame's name is in Who's Who, as the wife of Joe Wilson. I have carefully scanned the Who's Who Article, and don't find a reference to her CIA role, so I am a bit confused as to the relevance of the Who's who article, especially in light of the fact that Novak has already acknowledged that a White House official gave him the information...

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August 04, 2005
Stupid Comment of The Day

"Missing Black Women: A liberal blogger discusses the missing Latoyia Figueroa's non-Laci-Peterson-like news coverage. If Figueroa had been married to the father of her child/children or anyone, would mainstream media be more interested? Discuss."
Lashawn Barber

Just adding to those links you so crave LaShawn...

Eh, and the answer to your question is NO! Tamika Houston has been missing for over a year, and got about as much coverage as Latoyia, and she does not have the "baggage," you Right Wing Religious nuts like to talk about. Stop Hating in the name of Jesus. Jesus don't like Ugly LaShawn, and your hate filled rhetoric, is pretty ugly.

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August 02, 2005
I hate Whitney Houston!

houston200.jpgTonight from CNN:


(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BROWN: My wife is doing wonderful. She looks amazing.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ZAHN: Well, a lot of people might dispute that. I guess everybody has different ideas of what is healthy and what is beautiful. Coming up, what has life with Bobby Brown done to singer Whitney Houston. You'll see.,

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

ZAHN: Well, just a few weeks ago, more than a million viewers tuned into the Bravo network's new reality series, "Being Bobby Brown." A lot of them probably wanted to see his wife, singer Whitney Houston. Their 13-year marriage parallels her decent from the top of the music charts into drug addiction and rehab. But now, could things be finally turning around?

Well, Bobby Brown himself, spoke with us about his wife, for tonight's "People in the News" profile.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ZAHN (voice-over): It's June 27th, 2005. The press has gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the reality series premiere of "Being Bobby Brown." The red carpet, just a few feet long. The VIPs, few and far between. The woman emerging from the limousine, a shell of the superstar we once knew.

BROWN: As you know with disease, you're never fully recover. As long as you've been using, is how long it's going to take you to, you know, to kick it. You know, but my wife is doing wonderful. She looks amazing.

(SINGING)

ZAHN: Flashback 12 years: If ever an artist had one moment in time, this was hers.

CASTRO: It was almost superhuman.

WILLIAMS: Just Streisand.

MUSTO: You could not escape "I Will Always Love You."

(SINGING)

ZAHN: And with that stunning ballad, all eyes were on Whitney Houston: 1992's "The Bodyguard" ushered in a musical icon, a crossover talent with blinding beauty, unlimited potential.

Nine albums, seven consecutive number-one singles. There were Grammys, there was glory. She was pop's greatest love of all.

CASTRO: This was not something that was cooked in a recording studio. This was raw, raw talent.

ZAHN: With a cousin named Dionne and a music mogul named Clive, Whitney Houston was packaged, polished, primed. But long before the darkest of days, there was pressure. And there were hints of rebellion ahead.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can we go through?

WILLIAMS: What she found is that: Oh, my gosh, I can't, you know, bring my soup up to my mouth anymore. I can't -- you know, I'm so micro-managed and so under a microscope. Oh, I'm just ready to be who I used to be.

And then she meets Bobby.

(SINGING)

ZAHN: Bobby was Bobby Brown, R&B's chart-topping bad boy and Mr. Brown's prerogative? Make Whitney Houston his wife.

WILLIAMS: Nobody expected it to last. Everybody thought it was a fleeting moment. All girls love bad boys. You know, it's one thing to date one, it's one thing to do one, but you married him?

MUSTO: Well, the public is so believing that even as we've read about Bobby using drugs and getting into all kinds of trouble with the law, we somehow thought: Well, poor Whitney. Never thinking she might be doing drugs, too. And then we finally saw her on that Michael Jackson tribute, where she was all skin and bones and had to be digitized to look human and you knew something was terribly amiss in the Bobby Brown household.

ZAHN: Fourteen years later, the marriage survives, but what about the voice? The superstar? Where is Whitney Houston?

PASTOR BUSTER SOARIES, FAMILY FRIEND: We believe that Whitney Houston can come back. What would it take? A miracle. But people of faith believe in miracles.

ZAHN: She was born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on August 9th, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Her pedigree reads straight out of music's hall of fame.

CASTRO: If you went into a lab, you could not concoct a better pop icon in the beginning than Whitney Houston. I mean, you had Cissy Houston as your mother, Dionne Warwick as your cousin and you had, you know, Aretha Franklin dropping in every so often into your church to sing a few bars and then leave.

ZAHN: Whitney's mother was gospel and blues great Cissy Houston. And not only did she work with the King and the Queen, she also led the choir at New Hope Baptist Church. It was here that a little girl found a great big gift.

SOARIES: Whitney sang in church every Sunday morning, New Hope Baptist Church. She just had a sense of timing. She had vocal clarity. She had range and she sang with power.

ZAHN: She adored her father, revered her mother. They nicknamed her Nippy and pampered her from the start. SOARIES: Cissy and John always wanted more for Whitney than to just be a singer. They wanted her to be educated, articulate. They wanted her to surround herself with good people. And so they were very protective of her. They really wanted to keep the brakes on her so that she did not become consumed by her own talents.

ZAHN: But Nippy was drawn to the spotlight. By 1981, the 18- year-old was modeling and auditioning for studios when cousin Dionne Warwick introduced her to the best ear in town.

MUSTO: Clive Davis is one of those music biz icons who creates talent, makes careers and can remake careers. And he had remade Dionne Warwick to be hot again. He'd remade Aretha Franklin to be relevant again. And when he set his sights on Whitney Houston, he knew that this was the next Dionne and Aretha combined.

ZAHN: Coming up, the making, the madness, the molding of a mega star.

CASTRO: Everybody knew that her first album would be huge. No one expected it to be this huge.

ZAHN: But later, drugs, demons: Bobby Brown speaks.

BROWN: She took it wrong, I took it wrong and then the 911 people took it wrong.

If you did not see it, read the whole thing... What a waste of talent. Strong words hate? Well let's put it like this... This woman has one of the most beautiful voices I can remember. A true gift, and not only has she thrown it away, but she has the nerve to spit in the face of those who question her stupidy, with the kind of arrogance, that is... frankly, unbelievable!

ZAHN: In December 2002, an infamous interview with ABC.

HOUSTON: First of all, let's get one thing straight. Crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack, let's get that straight. OK? I don't do crack. I don't do that. Crack is whack.

WILLIAMS: And approximately two weeks after Diane Sawyer, I did my radio interview that became a light-bulb moment in my career.

So, Whitney, as far as you stand with drug use, is there drug use going on at this present time?

HOUSTON: Who are you talking to?

WILLIAMS: To you, Whitney.

HOUSTON: No, you're not talking to me. I'm a mother. Only my mother has privy to that information. You talk to your child about that. Don't ask me no questions like I'm a child.

WILLIAMS: The conversation lasted for 28 minutes and had lots of peaks and valleys.

What would you say the biggest issue is in you all's marriage?

HOUSTON: You people. You (EXPLETIVE DELETED) people like to run your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) mouth. Yes.

WILLIAMS: But most of all, what I got from the conversation was a woman still in the grip, in the struggle.

A friend of mine asked me tonight do I feel sorry for her. The answer, no, I dont feel sorry for anyone that God blesses with talent and opportunity, and who pisses it away in an orgy or self gratification. Whitney is a talented idiot!

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July 28, 2005
Rumsfeld Quotes - This is Hillarious

And this is the guy who sent our children to war!

"I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when itstarted."

"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."

"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."


Hat Tip Loosen the Beltway

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July 20, 2005
The World is full of stupidity....

Who in their right mind, would call Amanda, Fat?


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Ignore the haters Amanda, you know we love you down here. When are you guys coming back to Costa Rica to hang out?

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July 19, 2005
Pick your cotton?

Last Update to this thread, see my post here.

I ask ALL decent members of the blogsphere to condemn this hate speech by Paul of Wizbang, disguised as some sort of sick satire. I especially beseech those decent conservatives I know to provide feedback on this post, and to demonstrate once and for all, that this type of speech is unwelcome as part of our political discourse!

Dear Paul:
I have always known that you were a stupid, insensitive racist clod, but today you have outdone yourself. You have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, what an ignorant ASS you are. Hiding behind the idea of SATIRE, does not help the situation or justify your hateful racist screed. Amos and Andy and Minstrel shoes were satire too Paul, and I find what you wrote to be the MOST DISGUSTING thing I have ever read on Wizbang, and with your record at Wizbang there is MUCH competition.

I hope that EVERY blogger of conscience condemns your actions today as the disgusting dribbling of a racist idiot, as they are.
I can not believe someone like Kevin even allowed you to post something so vile and hateful.

You are a disgusting coward who would not dare utter those words, satire or no, in the presence of black people, or for that matter, decent people of any race or creed.

So picking your cotton is out of the question, but god help you if you ever make the mistake of spouting your childish and racist ideology in public.

The Reid Report has a much more logical response to Paul, than I ever could write. Fact of the matter is, I can barely contain my anger.

Update: Forrest Gump has responded. Earth to Paul. I disagree with Ebonics as much as you do. But I am not using stereotypes like cotton picking am I? Your conclusions about Ebonics are correct, your way of getting there is hateful, insensitive and racist. If you think using racial stereotypes like cotton picking is OKAY, you are more stupid that I already assumed you were.

And let me add Yellow Elephant to this post, because my ignorant friend, you would be shitting your pants if you walked into a black area of any major city, and were pointed out as a person who wrote something like this. But that is the benefit to blogging anonymously on someone else's dime isn't it. You can say the most ignorant shit, and know that you wont be held accountable for it outside the echo chamber of your own little racist world.


Update II: Who let the Dogs out?

So I wake up this morning to various attacks from the right wing, including this brilliant ode to irrationality:

This person, whoever he is, is an idiot. Rather than reflect on the similarities of the argument for the incomprehensible illiteracy called "ebonics" and the arguments of decades past about the futility of trying to educate blacks, he attacks the man who dared to introduce such a "hateful" subject. But perhaps he's a racist himself. Being black, he'd be one of the "victimist" sort, but really, one collectivist perversion is quite as good as another.

First off, I have to admit, that I don't even know why I am justifying this post. As I said above. I agree that Ebonics is a STUPID idea. BUT, and this is a big but, Paul has absolutely NO Cred whatsoever with being concerned about the welfare of inner city of black youth. I challenge anyone to show me ONE piece that Paul has penned, that demonstrates such concern. Even this one is simply another attempt by him to attack Liberal ideas.

I found his post odious for a variety of reasons. As others have stated, he could have simply stated the facts in the case and made the point that this is a stupid idea. It was not necessary to resort to stereotypes and inflammatory comments like the "pick my cotton," line.

I am not surprised at all, by the vicious response by conservatives to my post. Nor am I surprised by Marty's apologist stance for Paul's post. The fact is that the post was in very poor taste. For all the rabid dogs who posted insulting comments, they are like water off a ducks back. You have only exposed your own ignorance and racism.

I deleted a couple of comments, including one that suggested that my children would be perfect for picking cotton. Of course these comments came from cowards who would never use a real email address.
Thanks people for showing your true colors, and making my argument much better than I could...

Paul is a racist, he has demonstrated it in previous post on Wizbang, that were... Shall we say, not so blatant. But more significantly, he is a political hack who has ZERO concern for anything other than making a partisan point.

And to Marty, who just posted another comment on the subject. I am on the same Page too Marty, when it comes to Ebonics. I just don't think it is necessary or productive to use hateful satire to make the point.

What I find most interesting is that I have been called Nigger once in comments this morning, and had it suggested that my children be sent to the cotton fields. You as a fellow black man have found no offense in that. I guess to some conservatives, being conservative is much more important than being an American, or being sensitive to the racism of fellow conservatives.

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Pick your cotton?

Last Update to this thread, see my post here.

I ask ALL decent members of the blogsphere to condemn this hate speech by Paul of Wizbang, disguised as some sort of sick satire. I especially beseech those decent conservatives I know to provide feedback on this post, and to demonstrate once and for all, that this type of speech is unwelcome as part of our political discourse!

Dear Paul:
I have always known that you were a stupid, insensitive racist clod, but today you have outdone yourself. You have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, what an ignorant ASS you are. Hiding behind the idea of SATIRE, does not help the situation or justify your hateful racist screed. Amos and Andy and Minstrel shoes were satire too Paul, and I find what you wrote to be the MOST DISGUSTING thing I have ever read on Wizbang, and with your record at Wizbang there is MUCH competition.

I hope that EVERY blogger of conscience condemns your actions today as the disgusting dribbling of a racist idiot, as they are.
I can not believe someone like Kevin even allowed you to post something so vile and hateful.

You are a disgusting coward who would not dare utter those words, satire or no, in the presence of black people, or for that matter, decent people of any race or creed.

So picking your cotton is out of the question, but god help you if you ever make the mistake of spouting your childish and racist ideology in public.

The Reid Report has a much more logical response to Paul, than I ever could write. Fact of the matter is, I can barely contain my anger.

Update: Forrest Gump has responded. Earth to Paul. I disagree with Ebonics as much as you do. But I am not using stereotypes like cotton picking am I? Your conclusions about Ebonics are correct, your way of getting there is hateful, insensitive and racist. If you think using racial stereotypes like cotton picking is OKAY, you are more stupid that I already assumed you were.

And let me add Yellow Elephant to this post, because my ignorant friend, you would be shitting your pants if you walked into a black area of any major city, and were pointed out as a person who wrote something like this. But that is the benefit to blogging anonymously on someone else's dime isn't it. You can say the most ignorant shit, and know that you wont be held accountable for it outside the echo chamber of your own little racist world.


Update II: Who let the Dogs out?

So I wake up this morning to various attacks from the right wing, including this brilliant ode to irrationality:

This person, whoever he is, is an idiot. Rather than reflect on the similarities of the argument for the incomprehensible illiteracy called "ebonics" and the arguments of decades past about the futility of trying to educate blacks, he attacks the man who dared to introduce such a "hateful" subject. But perhaps he's a racist himself. Being black, he'd be one of the "victimist" sort, but really, one collectivist perversion is quite as good as another.

First off, I have to admit, that I don't even know why I am justifying this post. As I said above. I agree that Ebonics is a STUPID idea. BUT, and this is a big but, Paul has absolutely NO Cred whatsoever with being concerned about the welfare of inner city of black youth. I challenge anyone to show me ONE piece that Paul has penned, that demonstrates such concern. Even this one is simply another attempt by him to attack Liberal ideas.

I found his post odious for a variety of reasons. As others have stated, he could have simply stated the facts in the case and made the point that this is a stupid idea. It was not necessary to resort to stereotypes and inflammatory comments like the "pick my cotton," line.

I am not surprised at all, by the vicious response by conservatives to my post. Nor am I surprised by Marty's apologist stance for Paul's post. The fact is that the post was in very poor taste. For all the rabid dogs who posted insulting comments, they are like water off a ducks back. You have only exposed your own ignorance and racism.

I deleted a couple of comments, including one that suggested that my children would be perfect for picking cotton. Of course these comments came from cowards who would never use a real email address.
Thanks people for showing your true colors, and making my argument much better than I could...

Paul is a racist, he has demonstrated it in previous post on Wizbang, that were... Shall we say, not so blatant. But more significantly, he is a political hack who has ZERO concern for anything other than making a partisan point.

And to Marty, who just posted another comment on the subject. I am on the same Page too Marty, when it comes to Ebonics. I just don't think it is necessary or productive to use hateful satire to make the point.

What I find most interesting is that I have been called Nigger once in comments this morning, and had it suggested that my children be sent to the cotton fields. You as a fellow black man have found no offense in that. I guess to some conservatives, being conservative is much more important than being an American, or being sensitive to the racism of fellow conservatives.

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July 12, 2005
"Trumping the Race Card?"

"Business mogul Donald Trump says he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his hit reality show, and is considering some controversial changes bound to generate buzz for upcoming episodes. Among the proposals: pitting a team of African-American contestants against a team of all-white players."

MSNBC

Hat Tip The Huffington Post

If true, the man is a raice baiting idiot.
Now where do I sign up?

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June 22, 2005
Hillarious

That is what someone is, who digs in other people's trash and takes pictures of people making out at cheap motels calling me illiterate, on someone else's blog of course. Angel is right, there are some people on the Right and I will admit on the Left as well, who when faced with losing an argument, will invariably resort to name calling... Pity really...

I guess I should be amused in a way. I run one of the most well known and successful small companies in Costa Rica, and the person who calls me illiterate is a two bit P.I. in bum fuck Idaho. LMAO!

Bit of advice to numb nuts and anyone else from the Right or Left who gets tweaked when one does not buy into their "logic." Keep preaching to the choir. Run your blog, say whatever you like, make your arguments and basks in the glow of the approval of like minded people. If you chose to argue with someone on their blog, who is diametrically opposed to your point of view, accept the fact that you aren't likely to change their mind. Make your case and move the fuck on! Being bitter, angry and a COWARD, by calling people names on someone else's blog makes you look like the immature one, because I am SOOOOO over any arguments I ever had with you. The fact that they still sting after what... Six Months, proves just how important my point of view actually is to you, along with perhaps your need to win my approval... In short...Get the fuck over it Rob, I already did. A long, long, long time ago. Personally I think you are rather pathetic for continuing your tirades, when no one was talking to you... And FEW are listening...

Chris as for you... You and I are friends. We disagree on this issue, period. If you cant get over that, then pull me from RTR and adios. I am not looking for your approval, nor I imagine, you mine. We can either disagree as men, and move on, or join the mob mentality and start having pissing contest. Personally I am done with the debate we had today. We can either move on to the next one, and continue to respect each other, or you can join the likes of your commenter and play playground games. It's your call.

I have several people from the Right who guest blog on ISOU, and whom I respect. Those people dissagree with me all the time. But we do so respectfully, not act like a bunch of children. I expect no more or less from people I chose to engage on the issues....

The Commissar, one of the most respected members of the Rightsphere is a friend of mine. He wrote this about me not too long ago:

The Biggest Man in the 'Sphere

It seems that I have added the straw that broke David's back.

There's no good excuse. I know David is not Kos, is not Atrios, ... although sometime I wonder if he IS Oliver Willis. (No, all African-Americans don't look alike to me, not even all non-petite ones.) While David usually holds to the Party Line, he varies more than most Liberals. Maybe I thought his inclusion was light-hearted. But that doesn't really wash, does it? There's no 'light-hearted' way to group a Leftie blogger with Kos, Atrios, and Willis. So ... I screwed up.

But enough about me. The following is long overdue.

David Scott Anderson deserves major kudos for his efforts to reach across the 'sphere. As documented here, that doesn't happen much. The blogosphere is two separate parts. David is really the ONLY guy on either side of the aisle (whatever his views, whatever his opinions) who REGULARLY reaches out to bloggers on the other side and tries to engage them civilly. Sure, sometimes (frequently?) those efforts end up acrimoniously. But let's give credit where credit is due. David has been THE ONLY political blogger to try to engage the other side.

Stephen is a person I respect, and admire. He was in reality on of My Blogfathers, and he has guest blogged on ISOU. He is someone who's opinion matters to me.

I am tracking back to your post because I don't say things behind people's backs. And generaly speaking, I don't speak ill of anyone unless provoked.... In this case, I was.

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June 20, 2005
"Goe, neither an idiot nor anyone's pet, also not a fascist."

No forgive me...Goe Rocket Scientist, anti fascist who believes in Freedom of speech without making libelous comments like, "David Anderson, Saddam Hussien Supporter."

And yes Goe not pet. David KNOW Beck, Beck too smart to have pet like Goe. Goe good Republican, Goe believe everything he told by Karl Rove, Goe good Party member. Goe not question things Goe not understand. Goe confident that over 50% of American Public are MOONBAT idiots who dont understand, but Goe understand. Goe knows that the nearly Half a Million Americans who signed letter demanding accountability on Iraq from Great Leader are all morons Just like Mr. Anderson.

Goe happy in his ignorance and ignorant in his happiness. Goe can go to hell!

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June 07, 2005
Revisionist History - Buchanan Style!

"This is the funniest and best "Deep Throat" op-ed I've read so far."
La Shawn Barber

After reading this rousing endorsement, I of course had to rush right over to the Beer Hall.. Eh, I mean Town Hall, and read what La Shawn found so compelling. I was not dissapointed. Once again we are treated to a bit of revisionist history worthy of Goebbels.

And so it turns out that the two most famous investigative reporters of all time were a pair of stenographers for an FBI hack who was ratting out President Nixon for passing him over as director.

That corrupt cop, Mark Felt, should be named co-winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize given to The Washington Post. For it appears Felt swiped the research for the Post's Watergate stories from FBI files, while Woodward did rewrite and Bernstein was on the coffee-and-Danish run.

The Post was scooped on the outing of "Deep Throat" by Felt's family. Understandably. The Felts resent that Woodward and Bernstein got rich and famous, while 91-year-old Mark, who did the dirty work, is feeding pigeons at the nursing home. The Felts now want their cut of the swag. Deep Throat was right, "Follow the money!"

And so the great mystery, "Who was Deep Throat?" reaches its anticlimax. He turns out to be a toady who oversaw black bag jobs for J. Edgar, violated his oath and, out of malice and spite, leaked the fruits of an honest FBI investigation to the nest of Nixon-haters over on 15th Street, then lied about it for 30 years.

Why did Felt lie? Because Felt knew he had disgraced himself and dishonored everything an FBI agent should stand for. He didn't want his old comrades to know what a snake he had been. Linda Tripp, savaged by the same press lionizing Felt, at least had the moral courage to go public and take the heat when she blew the whistle on Bill Clinton.

But to Bob and Carl and Ben and Sally, Felt is a "hero," a real Medal of Freedom man. And to them, perhaps, he is. For in the 1970s, a hero was any turncoat who would sink teeth into a president who was ending with honor a war into which the Liberal Establishment had plunged this country, and then cut and run when the body bags started coming home and their Ivy League kids started calling them names.

Fascinating stuff. How a Criminal President who tried to usurp the Constitution of the United States, suddenly becomes the victim of a bitter and corrupt cop... And the bit about Peace with Honor? Wazzup with that. My Brother was in Vietnam, someone needs to talk with him, or maybe peep the old newsreels of that last Huey out of Saigon. Well, I am not surprised, fantasy like this, revisionist history, and straight up BULLSHIT, has become the norm for some of these folks...

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Idiot Quote of the Day

"Liberalism is a mental disorder."

La Shawn Barber

Never one to admit that she could possibly be wrong. La Shawn has this update to her post on the Koran:

Update IV (6/6): I can't believe people find this post so interesting. Was it something I said? Whatever. I hope you're putting as much energy into condemning thug terrorists who want to destroy the U.S. as you are commenting on this post. Say what you will about me, as long as you link to the blog and spell my name correctly.

Did we really expect anything less?

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June 06, 2005
Prejudice by any other name... (Updated)

I try to ignore this woman. But she is back at it again, pandering to the likes of Cap'n Ed and Ms. Malkin.

I get somewhat amused when I read the Right Wingers foaming at the mouth about Islamafacist, when most of them know NOTHING, NADA, ZIP about ISLAM, except what they read on other Right Wing Blogs.

Well Ms. Barber, and everyone else who has declared themselves an expert on the Koran, Islam and Islamafacism. Let me add a little to the discussion...

Three of my oldest and dearest friends are Muslim. They are good, hardworking Americans who suffered as much as I did on 9/11, perhaps even more, because the people who committed that atrocity used their religion to justify it. I have spent years learning about their religion and even participating in some of their traditions, like breaking fast with them during Ramadan. They have supported me, been brothers to me, and treated my religion with the utmost respect. In many ways I see in them a discipline that is lacking in many so called Christians.

Now before you go calling me a terrorist supporter, know this... I personally think that Terrorist should be eradicated from the face of the earth, whether they Burn Crosses on people's lawns, or blow up buildings. I will also remind you that if you watched the news last week, the Serbians who murdered thousands of Muslim men women and children, and raped Muslim women, were Orthodox Christians. Lastly, I will remind you that it was your President, who apparently decided to pursue a vendetta in Iraq, instead of concentrating resources on killing or capturing the TRUE Islamafacist, Ossama Bin Laden.
So while you guys are falling all over yourselves excusing the desecration of the Holy Book of one of the world's great religions, which by the way is second only to Christianity in Size...understand this:

That desecration did the REAL Islamafacist a favor. It proved what ignorant, intolerant and racist people we are, just as you and Captain Ed, and all the rest continue to prove it with your justifications. And that Muslim family down the street, the one that believes in America and the decency of Americans, just took another major body blow...

Think about that for a bit... And then think about how much easier it is for someone to come along and convince their teenaged son or daughter that they are second class citizens in their own country, and that their God is not worthy of the same respect as the Christian or Jewish God.


UPDATE: Remember the other day I made a comment about Bill from INDC being someone I respected? Read THIS, and you will understand why. Yeah, we dissagree on a lot of things. To be honest, I am not even sure if the man shares the same respect for me, as I have for him, but I dont give a rats ass. The man is NOT a lock stepper, and he calls them as he sees them. In this case, he is calling LaShawn out, and I am laughing my ass off, because he is, I am sure one of the people she is always looking for approval from. But my sadistic pleasure asside, I must say Bill's post and his comments, echo my own feelings 100%. So I tip my hat... Again... to the man.

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May 09, 2005
Idiots on The Right!

I got this from Say Anything:

Newshounds - Last night, anti-abortion extremist Neal Horsley was a guest on The Alan Colmes Show, a FOX News radio program. The topic was an interesting one - whether or not an internet service provider should allow Horsley to post the names of abortion doctors on his website. Horsley does that as a way of targeting them and one doctor has been killed. In the course of the interview, however, Colmes asked Horsley about his background, including a statement that he had admitted to engaging in homosexual and bestiality sex.

At first, Horsley laughed and said, "Just because it's printed in the media, people jump to believe it."

"Is it true?" Colmes asked.

"Hey, Alan, if you want to accuse me of having sex when I was a fool, I did everything that crossed my mind that looked like I..."

AC: "You had sex with animals?"

NH: "Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule."

AC: "I'm not so sure that that is so."

NH: "You didn't grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?"

AC: "Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?"

NH: "It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality... Welcome to domestic life on the farm..."

Now I have just about heard it all. And these folks call us Moonbats? Well folks, I would rather be a moonbat, than a donkey fucker any day!

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Our Friends the Saudis

With friends like these...

According to a new book exclusively obtained by the Huffington Post, Saudi Arabia has crafted a plan to protect itself from a possible invasion or internal attack. It includes the use of a series of explosives, including radioactive "dirty bombs," that would cripple Saudi Arabian oil production and distribution systems for decades.

Bestselling author Gerald Posner lays out this "doomsday scenario" in his forthcoming "Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-US Connection" (Random House).

Well.... You know the rest of the quote...

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Successful Idiots...
May 08, 2005
Excommunicated for Voting Dem?

From Rogue:

Daily Kos (twice), Democratic Underground, and Dem Bloggers (here, here, here, here, and here) (has news clip on most of them) all have posted about East Waynesville Baptist Church in North Carolina excommunicating their Democrat members. Church members were told that if they voted for John Kerry that they were against the church and that they needed to repent and support George Bush, or get out of the church. Forty church members left in protest. You can read more about it here and here.

This is the sickest display of bastardized doctrine that I have seen in a long time. It is bad enough that Christians have been bombarded with the politics of the Religious "Right" for the last five years, but when it leads to churches kicking out members ... then it has gone too far. And, I just don't get it. Pat Robertson is not the Messiah and his, and his ilk's, continued message of hatred towards anyone who is Liberal is wrong. Anyone who supports tearing the church apart is not doing what the Bible calls for us to do. Let alone what Jesus has taught us.

I caught the story on CNN the other day and have been meaning to Blog it. Rogue does a better job of it than I could. Because I was just going to call the guy an idiot and anyone who stayed in his church worse...

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What is it with some people being so Stupid

about success... God gives them great gifts, opportunity comes in spades, and they find a way to blow it. Give me 50 Million Dollars and I would have to have Ebola not to show up for work.

Hat Tip Shabooty

Posted by David A at 02:01 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) | 41 Words
 
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