Monday, September 26, 2005

Is There Really A Difference?

With the exeption that the bikini babe is enjoyable to look at, that's the only difference between the two.
  • Look Casey, I'm an Attention Whore
  • Yeah, I bet your son would have been proud of you. (sarcasm)

    They Can Do It But We Can't?

    As the old saying goes: "We can put a man on the moon, but we can't (insert whatever you wish was possible to do in this space)." It appears the Greeks are looking to keep their borders safe with satellites. What an amazing concept. Someone tell Bush before we head back to the Moon, or Mars, we need to get our house in order first. That means sealing up a leaking border that has been porous for too long. Maybe a few of these satellites will help.
  • Greeks protect borders with satellites
  • The government is considering launching a network of 12 lightweight satellites into orbit primarily to monitor Greece’s borders for illegal immigration and construction, a source said yesterday. Read more at the link above.

    Friday, September 16, 2005

    Pooping Prez

    Credit for the michael moore poop note to Steve at
  • Hog On Ice
  • Read Steve's take:
  • Thank you Hog On Ice
  • Steve sums up the presidential bathroom note better than I ever could, so I'm not really going to try. The only thing I will say is when I first saw the note, I couldn't see what the story or the point was. If the note said "Condi, gas up the planes, we're nukin' the Koreans" I might say that's a pretty important photograph. But publishing the enhanced photo of Bush's note saying he needs to politely excuse himself for a trip to the head, is simply trying to make fodder for the left. I think this shows the place I said a few days ago where the media has to go to get some kind (any kind) of scandal about Bush. And it's not even a real scandal. So, as in the earlier story, I repeat again to the MSM: Keep digging, because it seems no matter how hard you try, you continually step in your own poop.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    The Nutty Left Judges Are At It Again

    Today, September 14, 2005, the Pledge of Allegiance has been declared unconstitutional.... Again. Guess where this little ruling came from? tick, tock, tick, tock... If you said California, (as usual) you got it right. The problem I have with this ruling is not the ruling itself since I know people on the left coast are so completely out of the mainstream they're dry docked, and they are also quite possibly insane. My argument is against the logic used by the judge: ...one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God." If the judge would kindly point to anywhere in the Constitution that states the Pledge is a violation, I'd be happy to agree with him, and buy him a beer. Fortunately that is not the case: Article. III. Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

    I think that his judgeship should read the above and know that his ruling is wasted. Everyone knows this will be overturned. Political heads will roll if it is not. As for the left coast judges, you already lost, but you continue to press. Activist judges making laws infuriate me more than average lefties since they are almost always lefties to begin with, and leftist judges make for very bad rulings. So, once again, the Supremes will have to come in and clean up the mess the left coast has so graciously thrust upon us.

    Since I have not done so in several years, I re-read the Constitution top to bottom.

    http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html While I am not a lawyer, I was not able to find any mention of religion as it may apply to the Pledge. Sure, there's the old bug bear:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    But I do not see, and neither has any other court except on the left coast, how "One Nation Under God" is an inference of Congress making and establishing a religion. It's not. They know it, and we know it.

    Face it, activist judges will be the death of this country if we allow it. I for one refuse to let this go unchallenged.

    Lefty judges and the pledge

    Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    More Proof The Left Is Completely Nuts

    I'll accept that a few on the right side are just as rabid as some on the left, but one or two of the Pat Robertson ilk do not equal or come close to the brain turds the left throws down on a regular basis. And while the left and right can trade great one-liners about the other, (and I have no problem with that), I have never seen such hatred from the left side of the aisle as I have over the past two weeks. It's all a blame game to them. It's shocking that nothing they've ever tried to blame on Bush has ever stuck. Ok, it's not really shocking since there is no story whatsoever concerning Bush as president being in a scandal the way some other former presidents were known for. But keep digging guys, you're bound to hit on something he did once when he was three. Anyway... Below are several wacky statements by prominant lefties (surprise), and the usual nutters, about: the flood in New Orleans with levees being blown up by the Bush admin to save the historic district and wealthy white homes, race relations, slavery, and Louisianna Senator Mary Landrieu (D) acting very senatorial saying she'd punch Bush in the face. Ahhh... liberals and demonuts, the belief system and party of inclussion...... Bwhahahahahah. Yeah, right. Is there anyone still questioning why the blue states are getting smaller every year? What a bunch of freaks. http://www.rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2005_09_11.PHP#004409 "You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a damn, you buried your heads in the sand, babbled about abortion and family values, and voted for the doofus. And now you want to act all high and mighty and come asking me for a buck or two to help these poor people? Sorry, Charlie. Take an extra buck or two out of the fund you set aside to buy seventeen Support Our Troops magnets to stick all over your car to show how patriotic you are. You want disaster relief? Impeach George W. Bush." -- Blunderford at Blogcritics "This accusation that the levees were blown for political reasons fits with an overall pattern consistantly persued by this administration. Indeed, it fits with the objectives outlined by many in the neo-con camp, with the past support of the Bush family of eugenics, and with the recent callous remarks..." -- Daily Kos Diarist Brenda speculates that the levees in New Orleans were deliberately blown to flood the city "You literally cannot continue to exist unless we blue-staters give you money. The situation is that simple. You have been leeching off of us for years, and now you depend on our charity for your very lives. So if you Jesusmaniac simpletons really want that cash, you will just sit there and SHUT UP and not say ONE D@MN WORD in your defense. BUSH CAUSED THIS DISASTER. YOU CAUSED THIS DISASTER BY VOTING FOR BUSH. You don't like that message? Then don't take our money! If I read ONE MORE article in which a science-hating red state pundit attacks progressives, I'm going to take the money I was going to donate to disaster relief and spend it on a nice Thai meal. And I'm going to suggest that all other progressives do likewise. I'm going to say "DROWN AND DIE, YOU ARROGANT HILLBILLY SOUTHERN-FRIED LEECHES!!" -- Joseph Cannon from Cannonfire explains his views on disaster relief "I'm still waiting on the floating corpses. To that end, I have sent away for five pounds of Chocolate Babies to act as 'floaters' in the new drink I'll be inventing this week: The Floating Corpse. ... I'm thinking Creme de Cacao, Kahlua, some rum, maybe a little cream and a floating Chocolate Baby. "Of course, I'll fine tune that and come up with a 'secret ingredient' or two, but that's the general cocktail framework that I'm thinking of presently. Sort of a Mudslide, without the mud. More of a Muddy Waters." -- Chicago radio host, Steve Dahl You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing television sets. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once." -- Celine Dion "New Orleans is the first of the cities going to tumble down... unless America changes its course. It is the wickedness of the people of America and the government of America that is bringing the wrath of God down." -- Louis Farrakhan explains what happened in New Orleans was divine punishment for America "If it was a bunch on white people on roofs in the Hamptons, I don’t have any f[bleep]ing doubt there would have been every single helicopter, every plane, every single means that the government has to help these people." -- Colin Farrell "What I am going to say now is that there are thousands who are dying and dead. They will be scandal and rioting and rightly so in my opinion as the "Negroes" of New Orleans and tourists were left to drown. And that's what happened to a lot of people but the news media and the public is slow to announce and realize the obvious. I am not going to apologize for being perceptive and reading between the lines. If you can't see that the poor people were herded into the unsafe Superdome because no one cares about them then that is not a problem I can address." -- From a column called "Put the N*ggers in the Superdome: Part II," by Daily Kos diarist Flip Floss "If the majority of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were white people, they would not have gone for days without food and water, forcing many to steal for mere survival. Their bodies would not have been left to float in putrid water." -- Nancy Giles on CBS’s Sunday Morning "Today, as the President comes to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi for his ceremonial trip to look at the victims of the devastation, he would do well to have a plan more significant than a ceremonial tour. His whole response is unacceptable. How can blacks be locked out of the leadership, and trapped in the suffering?" -- Jesse Jackson calls for Affirmative Action in the hurricane rescue efforts "As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2. In March of 2001, just two days after EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman’s strong statement affirming Bush’s CO2 promise former RNC Chief Barbour responded with an urgent memo to the White House. ...Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and--now--Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children. In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast." -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "If one person criticizes [our sheriffs], or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me - one more word about it after this show airs and I - I might likely have to punch him - literally." -- Sen. Mary Landrieu "Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane." -- Part of Sen. Mary Landrieu's explanation for why New Orleans didn't use city buses to evacuate "As I saw the African Americans, mostly African American families ripped apart, I could only think about slavery, families ripped apart, herded into what looked like concentration camps." -- Cynthia McKinney on the rescue efforts "This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they're poor, or if he thinks they're in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people..." -- Air America's Randi Rhodes "It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them." -- Randall Robinson at the Huffington Post "FEMA is too white to represent us and so is the Red Cross, so we're going to demand our place at the table." -- Louis Farrakhan "George Bush doesn't care about black people...They're giving the Army permission to go down and shoot us." -- Kayne West

    Friday, September 09, 2005

    Remember Always.

    Picture panel from Cox and Forkum.
  • The rest of the picture series is here
  • Say a prayer for those who serve this country. Remember those who lost their lives four years ago for no other reason than some hate this country. Most importantly, never let it happen again.

    Wednesday, September 07, 2005

    Thank You Cox And Forkum

  • Cox And Forkum
  • Thank you Cox and Forkum for shedding a little more light on the disgracing behavior of Louisiana Governor Blanco. And, as always, having a wonderful, well done drawing to bring that story to life. From a CNN interview between reporter Soledad O'Brien and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (via Little Green Footballs): S. O'BRIEN: You're telling me the president [Bush] told you the governor [Blanco] said she needed 24 hours to make a decision?

    NAGIN: Yes. S. O'BRIEN: Regarding what? Bringing troops in? NAGIN: Whatever they had discussed. As far as what the -- I was abdicating a clear chain of command, so that we could get resources flowing in the right places. S. O'BRIEN: And the governor said no. NAGIN: She said that she needed 24 hours to make a decision. It would have been great if we could of left Air Force One, walked outside, and told the world that we had this all worked out. It didn't happen, and more people died.

    More people died. Politicians in Louisiana were running for their lives (literally and politically) looking for someone to blame, or at least hoping the cup would pass from their hands. The most obvious choice for blame (as always it seems) would be President Bush. But, the polls are roundly disputing that thought. How sad that the finger pointing and indecision now continues with Blanco still erratic in her thought process, and still not communicating with Mayor Nagin. The two continually contradict each other's statements, even as late as late as today by not agreeing on forced evacuations of those who returned to their homes.

    Could this disaster have been prevented for those thousands in New Orleans if Bush had told Blanco to sit down, shut up, and listen to the big boys? Maybe. Maybe not. Blame can be found at the Fed level for a slow reaction, but not for initial inaction as many want to say. If you prefer, you can view the government as a tangible thing. Imagine a lumbering and sloth-like beast. Even on its best days, the beast is slow to react. It is inevitable there will be delays with massive amounts of bureaucratic red tape. Because of that, there's a very good reason the chain of command for disasters is like an upside down pyramid: Local at the point, Area, State, Region, and finally National (ie: the Federal Government). Local government should understand the populous it serves, and be prepared for, or at least have a standing plan for emergencies it may face. Unfortunately in this situation whatever plans they had were swept aside or delayed while local and state officials decided to wing it. Lack of communication on the smallest scale can be attributed to the local and state level. Failure to have a sane and safe evacuation plan, and failure to follow what plans they did have, led to thousands of lives lost.

    It is a tragedy like this that should wake all local governments out of their stupor so we never see this happen again.


    Sunday, September 04, 2005

    Sean Penn's Rescue Boat Almost Sinks.... Kind Of Like His Acting Career

    Herald Sun News article on Penn Sean Penn continues to go off the deep end. Whether he's bouncing around the Middle East on some bizarre fact finding mission that no educated person would take seriously, or acting the idiot in New Orleans, he comes off as nothing more than another loud mouthed liberal actor thinking he can save the world from the terrible injustices of America. The picture says it all. What makes this story truly hysterical is Penn thinking he can accomplish rescuing anything or anyone in this small boat when it's crammed full of his posse. He even brought his personal photographer. How much more self-important vanity can this clown show? Since Penn really wants to help, why doesn't he put up a few dozen refugees in one of the many unused homes he has? Something tells me it's not going to happen. Sean, you're almost as bad as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, looking for some way to keep your name in the news. Fox News also caught former VP and Presidential also ran Al Gore in Louisiana to survey something or other over the weekend. Penn should have asked Gore to come with him. If his boat had actually sank, Penn could have used "The Wooden One" as a personal flotation device. Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks From correspondents in New Orleans 05sep05 EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak. Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch. The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup. When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street. Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help." With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?" What a dumbass.

    Friday, September 02, 2005

    Why Does God Let The Stupid Live?

    Sidney Blumenthal once again shows the ignorance of Democrats. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10050.htm This is almost, but not quite as bad as Robbie Kennedy and his tin-foil-hat-blame-Bush-don't-use-oil-we're-all-doomed rant from two days ago. Although Sidney (Man I bet he used to get his ass kicked when he was a child with that name) does bat around the usual Demo-speak phrases programed into their Borg-like collective. (Does that last sentence make me a geek?) Reliable and honest information is to Sidney Blumenthal, as a prayer vigil at the Papal bedside is to Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Sidney is still dry humping Clinton's leg, and throwing out boogieman words, even in this article, like the dreaded Halliburton spectre. His general environmental rantings: (Sidney: "The Bush administration's policy of turning over wetlands to developers almost certainly also contributed to the heightened level of the storm surge.") show him to be a complete nut. And, per this article: Throwing in the global warming tag line, and reporting the UN blaming Bush for the increased risk of AIDS (Sidney: "The United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa accused the Bush administration of responsibility for a condom shortage in Uganda") is icing on the cake. Get over it already, and get facts from truthful sources. It doesn't help anything Demonuts say when the "facts" are pulled from your butt. Sidney, If you want to blame anyone for this disaster, start at the source: a corrupt city mayor's office going back for decades that never believed they had a reason to improve the safety and welfare of its citizens because they were filling their own pockets. Blame the incompetent police force, corrupt for so many years, that most recently permitted looting, murder, rape, and arson in the days following the Hurricane. Also, throw in a governor that waited three days before using her executive powers: http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2005/09/breaking-news-louisiana-governor-calls.php and I think you have a pretty good recipe for prolonging a disaster. --- Blumenthal's argument of funding cuts to New Orleans doesn't hold water, if you will pardon a sick pun. --- http://www.usace.army.mil/ From above: (New Orleans levees) "Built to withstand hurricane Category 3 storms, Katrina exceeded the design of the authorized hurricane protection system that resulted in several breaches." --- And: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12539792.htm "Acknowledging delays in construction, Corps officials in Louisiana said that those projects weren't where the failures occurred. ''They (places that were to be improved) did not contribute to the flooding of the city,'' said Al Naomi, a senior project manager." --- If, as with last year, there can be billions of dollars in pork attached to a spending bill: http://www.taxpayer.net/TCS/PressReleases/2004/11-20Omnibus.htm, why is there not one Louisiana Congressman who had the brains to attach some cash to a "New Orleans Public Improvement" project. They could have been doing so for decades, right? By now they should have a levee system to rival the Dutch. Once again, Sidney's argument letting Congress off the hook, but blaming the Bush administration, falls flat. If you want, we can head back in time to find fault. Ask this: Where was Clinton,Bush 1, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon? Hell, go on back to the French. Why didn't they do something when they first placed their brie lacquered hands on the swamp? Why didn't the French, this president, or any past president, do anything to stop a crumbling New Orleans infrastructure? Answer: Because it was not and still is not their problem to deal with. Emergency planning starts at the county and city level where there is coordination between hospitals, law enforcement and other agencies, plus drills. FEMA prepares and waits for the local emergency management officials to set up a command center and tell them what they need. If New Orleans (ie: Governor Blanco) did not immediately tell FEMA they needed the military, then FEMA prepared a regular division of the National Guard to arrive as soon as possible after the storm. Communication and planning is key. New Orleans had its head buried in the sand for decades concerning this problem. My heart goes out to all who have suffered in Louisiana and Mississippi, but this 'Blame Bush' crap is old and annoying. It also shows ignorance of facts. If Sidney could actually write facts without the obvious slam job, I might put some credence in what he says. But, I really don't see that happening anytime soon.

    Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Slimy Mollusc

    I'm now a slimy mollusc (See tracking counter at the bottom of the page). This is according to:
  • The Truth Laid Bear
  • Here's the breakdown: Top to bottom, best to lowliest.

    Higher Beings Mortal Humans Playful Primates Large Mammals Marauding Marsupials Adorable Rodents Flappy Birds Slithering Reptiles Crawly Amphibians Flippery Fish Slimy Molluscs Lowly Insects Crunchy Crustaceans Wiggly Worms Multicellular Microorganisms Insignificant Microbes

    I guess that's a good thing as far as blogger traffic goes. As an added bonus today, you also can learn about the mollusc.
  • Some background on the mollusc can be found here.
  • Thanks to The Truth Laid Bear, I actually have a screen capture of the fantastic amounts of unique links I've had recently. Check it out:

    They probably came from the Princess' site (link on the right). If not, a big thanks to whoever you are.

    Before you start thinking I'm getting a big head over this.... incredibly outstanding display of new traffic, just read the following below. While I hate to admit it, I think Maddox is quite possibly one of the funniest people (whether he really tries to be, or not) around. I consider him to be one of the true originals on the internet. So, to keep my head firmly in place I present Maddox's views of blogging.

    Home page: http://maddox.xmission.com/

    http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=banish If these words were people, I would embrace their genocide. Lately I've been hearing a lot of stupid people parroting stupid buzz words. There are too many to list all of them here, but I'll be damned if I'm not going to try. I propose that we all agree, here and now, to strike these words and phrases from our collective for the betterment of humanity, and the improvement of my blood pressure. Thank you. Blog: The word "blog" is literally shorthand for "boring;" a vulgar, overused word that strikes your ear with the dull thud of a cudgel to the soft spot of a child. It's an abbreviation used by journalism drop outs to give legitimacy to their shallow opinions and amateur photography that seems to be permanently stuck in first draft hell. Looking in the archives of the blogs, one would expect someone who has been at it for years to slowly hone their craft and improve their writing and photographs, since it's usually safe to assume that if someone does something long enough, he or she will eventually not suck at it. Even with lowered expectations, you'll get a shotgun blast of disappointment in your face. It's an unspoken rule that every blog must use the same layout as every other blog: long, slender columns of annoyingly condensed text, thousands of links to other blogs, plugs for shitty political books, and more links to yet more blogs: The problem with this layout is that there's too much shit to click on. Seriously, who's ever going to click on all those links? The worst blogs are the ones that make every other word a hyperlink to another website so by the time you finish reading this sentence, you've forgotten what you were reading, or why you were reading it in the first place. Hey, this article is great but you know what would make it better? If I could read another article in the middle of it. Great design, morons. (Snip) Read more at the link above.
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