Monday, October 31, 2005

Clueless.... Like... Ya Know?

Much too much to go into today to write it all up. Just understand this with what is below: The Democratic leadership is clueless in a big way. Is the Democratic party a party that speaks with racist undertones? Probably not, but the way they act, well....... some might say they are close with some of what is listed here. What follows will not sway anyone's core beliefs, but it should make you think. From The Political Teen: Democrats bash the new Bush appointment to the Supreme Court. From Chris Matthew's Hardball program: MATTHEWS: I don't know. I think the democrats,I am sitting here holding in my hands a disgusting document. the democrats are circulating it. it's a complaint sheet against judge alito's nomination. the first thing they nail is he failed to win a mob conviction in 1988. they nail him on not putting italian mobsters in jail. why would they bring this up? this is either a very bad coincidence or very bad politics. either way it will hurt them. this document, not abortion rights, not civil rights but that he failed to nail some mobsters in 1988. this is the top of their list. Amazingly bad politics. More at the link above. From Conservative Outpost we learn of Democratic support for Judge Alito in the past: Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.): Alito is the kind of judge the public deserves... one who is impartial, thoughtful, and fair. Senator Ted Kennedy: Alito has a distinguished record ... [w]e look forward to supporting you. And today you know you're doing something right when Harry Reid (D-NV) says: "This is not one of the names I've suggested to the president," Reid said yesterday of Alito on CNN's "Late Edition." "In fact, I've done the opposite," he said. "I think it would create a lot of problems." This is only the beginning. Let's see how the Dems react...... Well, it didn't take me too long to find out what Dems are thinking. Here's a link where Democrats speak out. Some highlights include: Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the liberal group People for the American Way rushed out statements blasting the nomination even before Bush announced it at 8 a.m By the day's end, much of the organized left had joined the chorus, including the AFL-CIO, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Alliance for Justice, MoveOn.org and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights "(my insert: The Right)...forced the president to choose a nominee that they think has views as extreme as their own," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)." Teddy? Did you hear what you just said? So Teddy approved of Alito in the past, and now believes he is a tool of the extreme right? How is it possible that people in Massachusetts keep electing this clown? Reid again: "Bush would leave the Supreme Court looking less like America and more like an old boys club" And, of course, the abortion rhetoric: "Alito's confirmation could shift the court in a direction that threatens to eviscerate the core protections for women's freedom guaranteed by Roe v. Wade or overturn the landmark decision altogether," said NARAL President Nancy Keenan. Finally, a slam toward Alito's Italian herritage: via Drudge: From A. Kenneth Ciongoli The NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) is distressed by the attempts of some senators and the media (CNN, CBS) to marginalize Judge Samuel Alito's outstanding record, by frequent reference to his Italian heritage and by the use of the nickname, "Scalito." * *(Authors note: Combining Alito and Justice Anthony Scalia simply because they are both of Italian herritage) I didn't really see a lot wrong with that, and even this morning I found it a little humorous, until I read this point by Mr. Ciongoli that made me think a little deeper: "...no one mentioned that Justice Breyer was Jewish or suggested that he was lock-step ideologically with the other Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it would have been outrageous to do so. We still do not know Justice Robert's ethnicity." Can the Democratic leaders really be stupid enough to continually attack with name calling? Are there subtle hints of racism to be found when the subject is something or someone the Democratic party disagrees with? And, will fear mongering play out every day via the MSM (Alito will overturn Roe v. Wade, is anti-female, etc.) with Democratic newsbites? I think the Democratic party has fallen so far down the rabbit hole that it's a little of all the above. For the truth on Alito's record, go here. Yeah, I know it's CNN, but it has some good information to combat the scare tactics that are sure to follow.

Friday, October 28, 2005


It appears Louisiana Governor Blanco is a fool after all. The proof is in the emails between the feds and the military. With all the sorrow that accompanied Hurricane Katrina I almost feel bad seeing Blanco's and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's nose being rubbed in the fecal matter they threw while blaming the feds for a poor response. Then again, I remember Blanco crowing and crying, making me actually want to slap her. And I despise men who hit women. Was FEMA slow? You bet. It's a government agency at the national level that reacts with the speed of a napping sloth. Click here and here for my original rants against Blanco, her clueless way to govern, and why disaster relief is structured the way it is. In the article below, it looks like Blanco did not have a clue or a plan. A few highlights include: The 38 pages of e-mail between FEMA representatives and Pentagon officials contradict the contention by Louisiana's Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, two weeks after Katrina hit on Aug. 29, that the federal government was moving too slowly to recover the bodies. ...memos indicate that morgues were not ready to receive bodies until Sept. 7 _ two days after the first memo complaining about Blanco's inaction, and nine days after Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. Army Col. John J. Jordan the military assistant to former FEMA director Michael Brown: "FEMA is pushing state to see what they want to do, and indications are that governor is involved in some of the decisions," especially regarding burial. The morgue did not open until seven days later. Sept. 13, Blanco lashed out at the federal government, accusing it of moving too slowly in recovering the bodies The memos describe what federal officials called a decision by Blanco to not enforce a mandatory evacuation order in New Orleans. They also note that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin "is not prohibiting residents from returning." "Since FEMA did not anticipate reversal of decision for mandatory evacuation, crisis-action planning is now underway to provide this support," Jordan wrote in the Sept. 5 e-mail. Sad. Read the etire article here

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

No Mr. Bond... I Expect You To Be A Wuss

What kind of pansy-ass sissy boys are we raising. There used to be a backbone in the British and American people. The Brits referred to it as a stiff upper lip. I've always thought of it as brass balls. Whatever you call it, there seems to be a wussification going on. There was a time when the name James Bond meant fast cars, fast women with innuendo names ( Xenia Onatopp, Honey Ryder, Pussy Galore, etc.) and guns... lots of guns. The Bond movies would literally explode off the screen with guns blazing, tires squealing, and women saying "Oh, Jaaamessss" in a long, drawn out way letting you, the viewer, know James was getting his "reward" after saving the world for the 1000th time. That's changed thanks to movie actor panty-wastes and political correctness. I've said before that I'm not much of a movie fan. Personally most of the new stuff puts me to sleep, or allows me to play 6 degrees of separation with the script in how close the story I'm watching resembles a story I've seen four or five times already. Now we find out, thanks to an interview with the new Bond Daniel Craig, that he doesn't like guns. Roger Moore has also come out of the closet saying he never liked "small arms" and does not believe in "that sort of hero," referring to the Bond character. It's humorous to me that the two Bonds I see as poofters (to use an English phrase) are the two who don't like guns. Roger Moore always looked a little floaty in the loafers with his lacquered poodle hair, and raised eyebrow hairdresser stares, if you get my meaning. Now the new guy, Daniel Craig comes along and he looks like a younger slightly more bisexual version of Pete Townshend. (The Who guitarist) Compare the photos at both links above and tell me I'm wrong. I know I should cut the guy a little slack, but there's something not right with him. What happened to the real Bond men? Peter Sellers/David Niven (in the original Casino Royale) doesn't count, Moore = Gay, Connery = Greatness, Lazenby = sort of gay. But he was only in one forgettable role so he doesn't matter, Dalton = smooth, Brosnan = Connery and Dalton put together. Why they got rid of Brosnan is beyond me. They kept Moore around until he was nothing but a dusty fart, so why not keep Brosnan around? He's the perfect Bond... Not that I want to, but I really can't understand anything Hollywood does. Thanks to this Bond site for helping me remember the utterly forgettable Lazenby. And now we have a metrosexual with Roger Moore tendencies on the screen. Maybe I'm living too much in the past. I know that Thunderball or You Only Live Twice does not hold up as well today as it did in the 60's and 70's , but I still watch them and enjoy them for the spectacle they are. The evil henchman and villans make the movies worthwhile. The story line has changed over the years (villans are now coporations and governments), and I've adapted, but with the new film, something tells me this Bond will end up in bed with a pool boy code-named "Long Shank."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sometimes I Dream Of Al Franken...

...Hanging by the neck from the rafters of my house. In all honesty I really don't. For the record I don't give Mr. Franken much thought... unless I photoshop him as a gorilla to accompany several stories that continue to show how out of touch the left really is. Mr. Franken's views are as protected as mine, but for some reason, his only go over with the insanely rabid lefties, or the 40 year old NY Jewish man who never found a reason to move out of his mother's apartment. (Think of someone with Stuart Smalley's attitude and Woody Allen looks) That image will give you nightmares for weeks, I tell ya! Anyway, I will scream from the top of my lungs that Bush has failed in border control, and possibly the Harriet Meirs nomination. (we'll see) Everyone knows there are problems with any administration. Pointing out these issues is what makes America great. Going off on them until you are convulsing on the floor shows general mental weakness. No person on the right (except maybe Ann Coulter) garners the same press as the howling, frothing, Franken, Cindy (Oh-my-gawd-are-y'all-still-paying-attention-to-me-?) Sheehan, and Howard Dean. Maybe that's a good thing from the right perspective. So, one day's worth of news, and most of it concerns hurricane Wilma, and these nuts: Franken says Rove and Libby will be executed for treason. Enjoy every bit of Franken's nasal repartee with the video here. If you apply his logic to previous treasonous actions like.... oh, I don't know... maybe something like Chinagate, or the Monica sex scandal, just to name two, Bubba would have been executed several times over. Remember Al, it all depends on what your definition of is (I mean) treason is. In another creepy bit of lefty wackiness, Iraqi war protesters ready themselves for the 2000th American soldier's death. Led by Cindy (I'm-still-here-and-the-media-is-still-listening-for-some-reason) Sheehan, she plans the usual candlelight service with obligatory weeping crocodile tears, gnashing of teeth, and being arrested for tying herself to the Whitehouse fence, over and over and over. "I'm going to go to Washington, D.C. and I'm going to give a speech at the White House, and after I do, I'm going to tie myself to the fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home," Sheehan said If there's ever been a reason to execute someone Mr. Fraken, Sheehan tying herself to the Whitehouse fence would be it in my book. Here's to hoping some sharpshooter on the Whitehouse roof has a trigger-finger slip the second she touches the fence the first time. I do not feel sorry for her, and she's used whatever sympathy she had far beyond what has been, or what should be, extended to any other life. Lady, you are a sick annoyance that has earned the right to suffer Mr. Franken's Libby and Rove "final solution" suggestion. And finally, what banshee wail Democratic thought-orgy would be complete without Howard "Screamin'" Dean, chief Pooh-Bah of the Democratic party? Honestly, is there anyone who takes Dean seriously? Over the weekend Deaniacs were riled to frothing ecstasy with this. Some highlights include: The Bush White House is the most corrupt administration in U.S. history since President Warren G. Harding's "The first thing we are going to do is we're going to have ethics come back to Washington again," said Dean. And a gaffaw bringer if ever there was one: Equating Conservatives to mullahs. "I'm tired of the ayatollahs of the right wing," Dean said. I just need a "Yeeeeeaahhhhhhhhhhh" from him sometime this week, and my crazy as a loon trifecta is complete.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Springtime for Hitler and Germany. See: "The Producers" if you don't get it.

Cute and innocent? Or, Ilsa... She Wolf of the SS. (Piss-poor photoshop skills shown above) I probably wouldn't mind seeing them dressed like the picture above in a few years, but that's another story.... Sometimes you see, hear, or read something so truly odd that makes you shake your head in wonder. I guess you could say this story is closer to the slack-jawed disbelief you have when you stumble across Jerry Springer on the television. You know the show: "I'm 300 pounds, pregnant, and have an escort service on the side." Is Jerry still on the air? If he is, that kind of explains the story below and how society just accepts freakish and bizarre behavior like children do mother's milk. Anyway, the above pictures are a contrast of sorts. Wholesome, all-American girls? Well, not quite. The girls above are from a band called Prussian Blue. I'm not even going into what it means. I'm a white guy, and I have no problems saying the white race has done more to both help and hurt the world than any other, or say that America needs to stop illegals from crossing the border and deport all those that are here illegally to keep America strong, but the things coming out of the mouths of these two are creepy. Of course the two girls have been spoon fed the white-power crap since birth, so they are a little wonky when it comes to topics like, oh... the Nazis, or... you know, the whole Holocaust thing. Here's the link that first brought them to my attention. It's mostly a fluff piece outing the girls as mindless zombies controlled by their mother. That's far from real journalism, so I searched a little on my own and came up with this and this. A word to the wise. It's a good idea to surf anonymously anyway, but I think it comes in handy with the above links if you want to avoid getting a FBI file opened on you. Of course I'm kidding, but isn't it in the back of your mind? Anyhow, the ABC story should have directed people to the links above. They speak volumes on their own. A highlight from the articles include: (author note: Keep in mind, these girls are 13) Please tell me the significance of the name Prussian Blue. Part of our heritage is Prussian German. Also our eyes are blue, and Prussian Blue is just a really pretty color. There is also the discussion of the lack of "Prussian Blue" coloring (Zyklon B residue) in the so-called gas chambers in the concentration camps. We think it might make people question some of the inaccuracies of the "Holocaust" myth. or: (When talking about their new CD) (song #)6. Panzerlied: We sing this in German. This is a German military song. Hans Schmidt (author of “Panzergrenadier” and “Hitler Boys in America”) told us that he first heard it when he was our age. We laid many tracks over each other so that it sounds like many kids singing as they march down a street. (song #)7. The Snow Fell: This is a song about the German soldiers in WWII. We both sing on this song. We have changed the tune a bit from the original that Ian Stuart did. It's a shame really that two beautiful young women, who apperantly can play their instruments when so many of their peers in the music industry are nothing more than fabricated clones singing dance music written by anyone but them, are being led astray, and will no doubt end up in a trailer park married to someone who continually complains the black man is out to get them. Sad.

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Today Show Meets To Die For?

Thank you Michelle Malkin: http://michellemalkin.com/mt/mt-MALKIN-tb.cgi/3060 This is hysterical. Take one good looking female reporter trying so hard to get noticed and advance her career, add a little rain, and a touch of bad timing, and you have something close to the movie "To Die For" staring Nicole Kidman. The exception here is that there is no murder in this story, and the movie was brilliantly conceived and acted by all involved, while the Today Show is a mess. The beauty of this story shows how far the MSM goes to make their own story. The picture below is the face of the MSM. Or maybe it's the face of the stupid. Who knows?: Michelle Kosinski. It's a pretty good looking face if you ask me. Then again, that vacant, I'm a serious reporter look is very reminiscent of Nicole Kidman in her movie "To Die For." (Nicole Kidman) That serious reporter made a serious mistake the other day when she ended up showing how far the MSM goes to make news up. Just prior to a report on The Today Show saying the Bush administration staged a interview session with members of the military in Iraq, and coached their answers, Michelle ended up as part of a staged story. Unsubstantiated rumors against President Bush and his administration? How is that possible? (/sarcasm) The MSM thinks "Hey, it is the Bush administration, so why not have a go (again) at tearing him apart?" I honestly have no problem with a news agency going after a legitimate story of a presidential failing ,(border control, illegal immigration, etc.) but so much of what has been written about so-called Bush scandals have turned out to be false. Looks like this one is too. A little proof of how false a story this is comes from one of the soldiers interviewed: The truth from Sgt. Ron Long In another wonderful bit of citizen journalism, Michael Finkelstein's NewsBusters has the video and background story on Michelle, and the overall bias of Today on NBC. Back to the story: The Today Show was about to run a segment alleging a recent Q and A session between President Bush and soldiers in Iraq was staged with fake questions when Michelle Kosinski rows up in a canoe, floating on what appears to be a street flooded so bad it requires a boat to navigate. Here's the problem with live television: Things go wrong, and everybody is there to see it happen without the help (read: slant) of editing. As it turns out, Michelle was doing a week plus series of story's for NBC's Today Show about the week plus rain coming down in New Jersey. So, here she comes today paddling toward the camera in what looks like a completely flooded area when two men walk past her revealing the water depth to be somewhere around 5 inches. I guess Michelle is in the canoe because she's worried about falling face first in standing water less than a foot deep, and drowning like a special education child? Or, maybe she's a camera whore looking to advance her career by making up a story.... I think I'll pick number two as the correct reason.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Yeah, But Will It Prevent The Suck?

Hollywood movie mogul Steven Spielberg has invented technology he calls "the future of cinema" - and he promises the new film experience will suck audiences into the heart of the action. Again I ask: Will this technology prevent the total suck movies have become? Um... You sure you don't mean movies will suck even more? I didn't think so.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Follow Up On Oil Refinery Post

The following two news items go along very well with the post on 10/07/2005 concerning refineries Here.
  • Power Outage Hits Parts of Downtown L.A.
  • "A blackout hit downtown government buildings, Chinatown and adjacent areas Tuesday. It was the third significant electrical failure in the city since mid-September. "
  • Alternative energy: N. Korea opens first bicycle plant
  • "North Korea, which has boasted ballistic missiles and nuclear arms, has begun producing the country's first home-built bicycles, China's Xinhua news agency said in a dispatch from Pyongyang." "...Energy-starved North Korea needs some 7 million bicycles, officials said."

    Something tells me the above headlines will become commonplace in the U.S. if the new refineries are not built.


    Monday, October 10, 2005

    Boomers Are OD'ing Bwahahahaha... Or: Die Hippy! Die!

    Ok, I'm just having a little fun with the hippies. I mean, my parents are baby boomers.... But of course they had enough brains to understand living the bohemian lifestyle was a sure way to fail. It appears that many boomers do not (as shown in this story) care whether they live or die. This outcome really is a good thing since it means there will be less downward pull on resources coming from the "Gimme gimme, I want it all, You can't tell me what to do" generation as the rest of them get older and die of natural causes. It's very appropriate the story below focuses specifically on California, since it basked in the culture it defined during the 60's and 70's. Now we see how so many in the counter-culture were nothing more than the dregs of society glamorized then, and now, by Hollywood. From Easy Rider and Woodstock, to present day anti-war rally heroes, and media darling turned crazy as a shithouse rat Cindy "Mama-Ali-Hassan-Mohamad" Sheehan, it has all been a giant lie the boomers bought hook, line, and sinker. The lies, and lifestyle, caught up with them. And it appears many are dying from it. I must admit I take a certain grim glee watching them fall. But, you must understand who I am talking about before you start calling me a heartless conservative... which I'll admit sometimes I am. But that's beside the point. My joy comes not from their death, or their simple demise, but from seeing a generation torn apart by the lies it placed its faith in. This generation was the first to abandon what are commonly known as "Family Values: "God, country, family, monogamy, hard work, and saving for the future. Instead, many embraced free love, drugs, divorce, and the all time, all encompassing, favorite slogan: If it feels good, do it. I realize the past (again, as Hollywood would like us to see it) was not "Leave It To Beaver" 24/7. Anyone who believes that is fooling themselves. But, I honestly believe there is more respect for the items I list as family values above with the generations after the boomers. Therein lies my hope for America and its survival. Anyway, I am keenly aware not every person born between the mid 1940's to early 1960's turned out to be a coke snorting disco whore, but enough have, creating a stir with their most recent odd behavior: dying by overdose. I find this to be humorous ala Nelson Muntz from The Simpson's and his "Ha-Ha" laugh. You know he's not really laughing at you because he finds whatever you did funny, as much as he's showing what a fool you are for whatever foolish thing you did. So, a big Nelson Ha-Ha to the foolish in the boomer generation for weeding yourselves out of the pack a bit early.

    A few quotes from the article: "Baby boomers are the first generation that is facing a drug and overdose epidemic in their middle age," said John Newmeyer, epidemiologist and drug researcher at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco. "They started using drugs recreationally or regularly over 20 years ago, and they aren't really slowing down." And: "..it seems overdoses are following the same generation through time. In California, the age at which someone was most likely to die from a drug overdose in 1970 was 22; by 1985, it was 32; and today it is 43, according to calculations by Males, based on state health data." And: "..drug deaths so dramatic that soon they may surpass automobile accidents as the state's leading cause of nonnatural deaths." And: "In 2003, the latest year for which the state has figures, a record 3,691 drug users died, up 73% since 1990. The total surpassed deaths from firearms, homicides and AIDS." Pretty sad. In a sing-song voice: Boomers are OD'ing, Boomers are OD'ing, la la la la la la Boomers' Overdose Deaths Up Markedly By Daniel Costello, Times Staff Writer Californians age 40 and older are dying of drug overdoses at double the rate recorded in 1990, a little-noticed trend that upends the notion of hard-core drug use as primarily a young person's peril. Indeed, overdoses among baby boomers are driving an overall increase in drug deaths so dramatic that soon they may surpass automobile accidents as the state's leading cause of nonnatural deaths. In 2003, the latest year for which the state has figures, a record 3,691 drug users died, up 73% since 1990. The total surpassed deaths from firearms, homicides and AIDS. Remarkably, the rate of deadly overdoses among younger users over that period has slightly declined, while the rate among those 40 and older has jumped from 8.6 to 17.3 per hundred thousand people. The change has caught many prevention programs, which tend to be geared toward young people, off guard. Several drug abuse prevention officials and other experts said there was virtually no strategy in place to address the risk of overdose among older users. Read the rest.... if you can stomach it, at the link above.


    Friday, October 07, 2005

    Reason Number 581 You Are Paying High Gas Prices

    Seems to me that the Democratic party always defines itself as the party of the people, or the party of the little guy. If that is the case, can someone tell me why the story below shows their stance to be off base with their rhetoric? I think it's clear that the largest class of people hurt by higher gas prices are "the little guys." Democrats (and plenty of Republicans) apparently don't understand the impact of higher gas prices when it comes to every day life either. If I remember my economics classes correctly there's a trickle down effect on higher fuel costs, or any product, that is eventually absorbed by the consumer. Higher fuel costs mean greater overhead from the grower or producer to the distributor. From there it snowballs when transporting goods to market. In the end, the consumer takes the greatest hit when they break open their wallet. The House Republicans have finally put together a plan to construct new oil refineries to cope with the aging plants already in existence. The plan is about twenty years over due, but at least they're trying. While I have not researched the following claim, it does not surprise me: The last oil refinery built was in 1976. Those that are still in operation after two hurricanes are running at full capacity, with little hope to keep up with America's future demands. The argument that alternative fuels are the answer is both right and wrong. If you can get me into a truck like the one I have now, that will do the kinds of things my truck does now (speed, towing capability, a reasonable cost compared to what the standard is for the market, and comfort) you got yourself a deal. Otherwise, until you can make such a vehicle, give me my fossil fuel burning truck. One brilliant piece of wording in the legislation would knock out the ridiculous use of dozens of boutique gasolines that have stifled production since their introduction. Different areas of the country getting different kinds of fuel blends is insanity at the highest level. The environmental nut cases have taken great pains to protect our country, and for that I applaud them. But, you don't get to be the greatest nation on this planet by holding back construction of new production facilities. I'm not even going to go off on a rant about what has happened in California with the roadblocks, environmental studies that take a decade, and red tape the greenies have thrown up in court to keep new power plants and production facilities from being built. Think about the rolling blackouts in California last summer. That's all I need to say about that. I'd hate to see that as commonplace across the country. It's reminiscent of communist countries and their faulty infrastructure..... kind of like our refinery infrastructure right now. One has to wonder about Democrats and their understanding of economics when they call this the "Leave no oilman behind" bill." In this case, it really is the economy, stupid! Claiming that this bill would do nothing to alleviate the gas crunch now, and would only benefit the oil industry is short sighted at best. It's short sighted when you can only carp about the now without understanding what the future holds, and what our demands will be ten or twenty years down the road. I will bet a years salary China and India are planning for it. We should already be producing out of Alaska by now, but again we get smacked across the face with enviro-whacko-thought. Macro or Micro, it's always about the economics. If you want to survive and compete in the 21st century, you better have a plan; and this is a good start. More refineries mean more production. More production in any industry means more product available to the buying public. More product available to the buying public means lower prices for all. It's sad that a high school level concept escapes the Democrats. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/07/D8D3903O1.html Democrats Attack Bill to Boost Refineries Oct 07 11:10 AM US/Eastern By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON A new Republican-crafted energy bill, prompted by the hurricane devastation and high fuel prices, came under sharp attack Friday from Democrats who called it a sop to rich oil companies that would do little to curb gasoline or natural gas costs, while hurting the environment. Supporters argue the measure is needed to spur construction of new refineries. The House was expected to vote on it later in the day. In an attempt to ease approval of the bill, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, removed a particularly contentious provision Friday that would have implemented clean air regulation changes long sought by the Bush administration. It would have allowed not only refineries, but also coal-burning power plants and other industries to expand and make changes without adding pollution controls even if emissions increase. Still, Democrats and a few Republicans lambasted the legislation as debate opened on the House floor. It does nothing to curb oil use by requiring more fuel efficient cars or promoting alternative energy sources, said Rep. Edward Markey, D- Mass. He called it "a leave-no-oilman-behind bill." Attempts to add requirements that automakers increase vehicle fuel economy and a measure aimed at producing more natural gas were thwarted by GOP leaders who strictly limited the ability by lawmakers to amend the bill. "Natural gas is an issue this (Congress) needs to deal with," said Rep. John Peterson, R-Pa., who was prevented under House rules for the bill from offering a proposal that would have opened offshore natural gas resources to drilling. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita shut down more than a dozen refineries and disrupted natural gas supplies. Gasoline prices soared and huge increases in heating bills are expected this winter for users of both gas and fuel oil. Barton says vulnerabilities in the fuel supply system exposed by the hurricanes show that the country needs to build more refineries, especially away from the Gulf Coast region. No refineries have been built in the United States since 1976 as the industry has consolidated to fewer, but larger facilities. The GOP legislation also would limit to six the different blends of gasoline and diesel fuel that refiners would be required to produce, reversing a trend of using so-called "boutique" fuels to satisfy clean air demands. And it would give the federal government greater say in siting a refinery and pipeline. It also calls on the president to designate military bases or other federal property where a refinery might be built. "The bill weakens state and federal environmental standards ... and gives a break to wealthy oil companies while doing little or nothing to affect oil prices," Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., said in a letter Thursday to colleagues. With prices soaring, "oil companies now have all the profits and incentives they need to build new refineries" without government help, he maintained. Barton countered that it will give industry more "certainty" that a refinery project will not be delayed "without lessening any environmental law now on the books. ... The bill sets in motion a chain of events for lowering gas prices for Americans." Among the groups trying to kill the bill were the National League of Cities, nine state attorneys general, most environmental organizations and groups representing state officials in charge of implementing federal clean air requirements. They said the bill would hinder their ability to ensure clean and healthy air. Environmentalists also have argued that the limit to six gasoline types could jeopardize the requirement for use of low-sulfur diesel fuel. The low-sulfur diesel regulations have been touted by the Bush administration as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's most significant accomplishments. In 1981, the United States had 325 refineries capable of producing 18.6 million barrels a day. Today there are fewer than half that number, producing 16.9 million barrels daily. Still, refining capacity has been increasing, though not dramatically, for the last decade. Imports have made up the difference as demand has continued to increase. ___ The bill number is H.R. 3893. Additional information can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov

    Thursday, October 06, 2005

    Oklahoma Bomber Update

    Tapscott continues to report on what the MSM does not. More details continue to come from the University of Oklahoma bomber. A short breakdown of the update: A Lincoln Town Car registered in the name of OU Suicide Bomber Joel Henry Hinrichs III remained (my insert: as of October 5th in the parking lot of his apartment complex). Among the items listed on the inventory (my insert: from the car) are "13 plastic bottles" in the trunk. Tapscott learned a tree near where Hinrichs' bomb detonated displays a number of small round holes and some areas of a metallic substance. The holes and substance are only on the side facing the bench on which Hinrichs was seated when the bomb detonated. The holes appear to be about the size of the head of 16 penny nail. One of Hinrichs' neighbors told Tapscott's Copy Desk today that he believed Hinrichs lived with "three or four Arab guys." The neighbor said all of the residents of the university apartment complex where he and Hinrichs lived are from Nigeria, China and Middle Eastern/Southeast Asian countries.

    Wednesday, October 05, 2005

    Okie University Bomber. Questions That Need Answers.

    Thanks to Michelle Malkin pointing to tapscott's who questions what is happening with the University of Oklahoma suicide (possible hommicide?) bomber. Great quetions are raised in multiple posts: Here, Here, and Here. Questions and issues about the bomber include: Hinrichs attended a nearby mosque, the same one apparently attended by the "20th hijacker" of 9/11, Zaccarias Moussaoui. Yahoo is also reporting that the bomb that killed Hinnrichs was made of components that included Triacetone Triperoxide - aka "Mother of Satan" among Islamofascists. Hinnrichs tried to buy ammonium nitrate from a Norman, Oklahoma, feed store. The Daily Oklahoman is reporting authorities found a large cache of bomb-making materials in Hinrichs' apartment. Suicide victims don't normally accumulate a large amount of bomb-making material in their homes. ...the proximity (my insert: of the explosion) to the stadium suggests Hinrichs' target was the crowd... Why was (my insert: University of Oklahoma President) Boren sufficiently familiar with Hinrichs to so quickly issue an opinion about his motive in the bombing? ...why is the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force now the lead agency in the investigation? Check out http://tapscottscopydesk.blogspot.com/. This is citizen journalism at its finest. Stay tuned. There's more to this than people are letting on.

    Tuesday, October 04, 2005

    Who's Really Behind The Goofy Protests?

    Cartoon above courtesy of Day By Day. The above strip illustrates perfectly what I say almost every time I see a protest group on television. Give it up and die, hippy!!! See links below for more great pictures. A very large hat tip to Cox and Forkum for highlighting a website devoted to showing the idiocy and complete misunderstanding of those who protest whatever it is that disgruntled wanna-be trust fund baby hippies, and boomers protest, while also trying to recapture their youth. Start with this page. I have seen this type of photo progression before and love it. What better way to get your point across than to show step by step the real media bias behind the picture of one protester. I love this page more than the others. I thought liberals were supposed to be the smart ones. I thought communists had superior teaching skills so they would be better able to handle world domination. I thought wrong. Nothing says fool faster than making a protest sign so fast you misspell your words. And finally, pictures pictures pictures!!!! Showing the full spectrum of the oxygen deprived, here are all the photos from Zombie. Queers for Palestine, communists, and the homeless, thrown together on one page for your enjoyment. Two I hate hippy posts in a row. I see a trend here.

    Monday, October 03, 2005

    Go Grab The Tai Stick Donald. You Can Pretend The 60's And 70's Are Still Going On. For All The Good It Does.

    Little Donny Sutherland. So wise, so mature, so learned. Whatever. I love the left and their insanity. It makes for great copy. Why or how anyone can believe anything said by actors is beyond my understanding. If nothing else, their job is to be people they are not. There's enough about that online so there's no need for me to go into it. But sometimes they make it too easy to tear them apart. My only standard on this blog is that everyone who replies be honest and factual. Nobody is allowed to throw down anything if it is a lie or hearsay. I'd extend that courtesy to Donny, but something tells me he wouldn't be able to maintain facts, or honesty. So, witness Donny Sutherland... Spaced out hippy, loony left, and ignorant of facts. Usually, most DUmmies and liberals like Sutherland, get their talking points from prepared and mostly unfounded rumor mills. I guess Sutherland decided since he has a fulltime job on ABC with Commander-in-Chief he could really go off the deep end. Most times libs go screaming off into the night like wild animals with their rants, and this was no exception. This is the fun part of having a blog. As I do with anyone who replies here using goofy rhetoric, I get to tear Mr. Sutherland a new one going line by line to dismantle his insane accusations. As I said a moment ago. All I ask of anyone is to be factual and true. Mr. Sutherland is neither. XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN OCT 02, 2005 21:04:37 ET XXXXX 'COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF' SUTHERLAND: BUSH WILL DESTROY OUR LIVES Choking back tears, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF star Donald Sutherland warned this week: President Bush "will destroy our lives!" The star of the new ABC drama, which follows the first woman President of the United States, lashed out at the real White House during a dramatic sit down interview with the BBC. Sutherland ripped Bush and his administration for the war and Hurricane Katrina fallout. "They were inept. The were inadequate to the task, and they lied," Sutherland charged. Hurricane or war. I don't know what he's talking about, so I'll take both one at a time. Slow? Yes! From roadblocks set by the governor of Louisiana. Inept? How would you define inept? Could you be thinking of the Clinton administration and their cutting funding for the New Orleans levee system? Could you be thinking of the corrupt state administrators (democrats) who for years pocketed money or spent it foolishly, ignoring their constituents? You say the Bush administration lied? Where is your proof, sir? If you mean mayor Ray Nagin, Governor Blanco, and a bungling police force lied first about requests for aid, and their timeline of what was done and when, then you are correct. On the other hand you could be talking about the war in Iraq. It's hard to tell with your rambling generalizations so characteristic of the liberal base. I guess I can do this again for another lib talking point. Slow? Yes! From making sure we had enough personnel on the ground to complete the job of destroying a mad man's army. That should have happened in the first Gulf War, but Bush 1 apparently didn't have the balls to do the right thing. Also, thanks to the hippy generation, any conflict that is not resolved in the time it takes to gas up the protest Volkswagen Microbus is a non-winnable quagmire destined to fail. I've said it many times here, but saying it again doesn't hurt. Die hippy, die! There is no greater leach on the ass of society than a boomer generation that doesn't understand their time has come and gone. Inadequate to the task and lied? Sir if you can find me one instance that the Bush administration intentionally lied (something like "I didn't have sexual relations with that woman"), then you have grounds for impeachment. You may want to check back a few years before Bush took office and find out who first believed Sadam had weapons of mass destruction, and may have been training and funding terrorists. Before you head to Capital Hill yelling for impeachment, the people who believed the above were the Clinton administration. "And they were insulting, and they were vindictive. And they were heartless. They did not care. They do not care. They do not care about Iraqi people. They do not care about the families of dead soldiers. They only care about profit." Insulting? How? Vindictive? Against whom? Heartless? Do not care? Didn't care? Meeting with families of fallen heroes when it is not called for or required is heartless? The administration does not care about the Iraqi people? A couple of the freedoms you have always enjoyed (freedom of speech, religion, the press, freedom to vote for more than one person) are now available to the Iraqi people for the first time in memory. I suspect you are talking about Haliburton... yawn... when yelling about the evils of profit. You might want to check your history of the company and how it does business. For decades (and presidential administrations both Democrat and Republican) Haliburton has been the company to call when you need to get a big job done. If you can think of any other company on the planet that has the experience or ability of Haliburton, let me know. Let the government know too. I'm sure they'd like to talk with them. By the way, there is no other company like Haliburton. At one point during the session, Sutherland started crying: "We've stolen our children's future... We have children. We have children. How dare we take their legacy from them. How dare we. It's shameful. What we are doing to our world." Freaking hippy crybaby. Grow up, or lay off the weed before you talk to reporters. It's a depressant, remember? I honestly have no idea what he's whimpering about. If anyone has stolen the future, it's hippy boomers like you, and your live for the now attitude. May God forgive me when I curse your generation becuase I now have to support them after all the years of their I want it all right now. With things being cyclical, I fear that Generation Y, or the one to follow may end up like Sutherland's. I will really worry about our country if that happens. Sutherland went on rip Karl Rove's "methods and means" against people like Cindy Sheehan. Nothing surprising there. If I didn't know better I'd say Karl got Donny to say these things. It's the perfect smoke screen for the new world order Bush and Rove are implementing. "We're back to burning books in Germany," Sutherland said of NBC's editing out of Kanye West's comment on Bush during a hurricane relief telethon. This last sentence truly is the best. I guess Donny doesn't understand etiquette or timing when making public comments about your world view. You talking to a reporter this way is fine. It shows how out there you are, but it's fine. Believing anyone would want to hear your mindless droning at someone's funeral... Well, you get the idea. There's a difference, and a time and place for keeping your mouth shut, or revealing your thoughts. West was an idiot for what he did, and you not knowing the difference between the right venue or wrong venue, shows you are an idiot also. By the way, the left comparing Bush and Company to a book burning Hitler, The Third Reich, Auschwitz, Mussolini, or any other dictator, or known demon currently residing in Hell really does destroy any rational argument they produced up to this point. As usual, the left comes off foolish and irresponsible jumping to wild-ass generalizations. There is one thing I need for this blog... One sentence gets used so much I should design a hot key for my keyboard: "Why do you think the blue states keep growing smaller?" The answer lies quite nicely within Mr. Sutherland's raging antics, and the left's inability to keep their mouth shut.

    Long Duck Dong Next?

    Below is the headline of the year for my juvenile sense of humor. Typhoon "Long Wang" Bearing Down on Taiwan We have hurricane names like Camille, Steven, and Rita, but the Asians get the good names. The above headline reminds me of playing video games in my youth. All the Japanese games had very bad Japanese to English translations when text appeared on screen. You know, everything was the "All your base are belong to us" stuff. Google that line if you don't know what I'm talking about. Or see here: Wikipedia info or here: Engrish Mother F'er. Do you speak it? Anyway, I have no clue how Asian storm names are picked, and it really doesn't matter, but I do enjoy thinking that the name of a typhoon means one thing in Asian countries and something like this is taken differently in the states. It gets me laughing thinking of the sexual meanings that are not meant to be there in the first place. Or maybe they were........... Me, juvenile? You bet. Life should always be this amusing. http://mm.ncnu.edu.tw/index.php?nid=176 by Viva, MM_NEWS REPORTER 2005-10-01 00:19:41 A new typhoon, "Long Wang", is heading our way. The central weather bureau has now raised Long Wang to a strong typhoon. The C. W. B. says it anticipates announcing sea warnings later tonight, with land warnings not too far behind.

    Saturday, October 01, 2005

    Please, Just Stop

    Hollywood, and the entertainment industry as a whole, is sucking my life force down to dangerously low levels. I'll admit that I'm not much of a movie fan. I'm happier reading a book than getting a brain lock watching the drivel pushed out of Hollywood's anus. If it is possible for hundreds of books to be released each year with original ideas and plot twists, how is it not possible for Hollywood screen writers to do the same? I know there are time constraints when moving ideas from a story to a 70-90 minute on screen production, but a great new method of story telling has come from two very different people, Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino. Both gentlemen have introduced storytelling over time with Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Terantino's Kill Bill series. They understand the story is more important than filling a predetermined and set in stone time frame. Movie watchers have overwhelmingly responded to both men by showing they are willing to wait for the completion of a good movie even if it takes two or three years to deliver the entire product. Of course this method is not new to the publishing world. Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist was begun in February 1837 and continued as monthly installments in Bentley’s Miscellany until April of 1839, and recently Stephen King's The Green Mile was serialized over a period of six months through chap books. Granted, not every book author or movie writer/director can afford to compete with people of King's, Dicken's, or Jackson's stature when money is a concern. I understand that. But I believe that the public will reward anyone who puts forth a great product, and not just another retread story thrown together to make a quick buck. And now, showing that Hollywood has lost its way on a grand scale, take a look at some of the more recent remake ideas they have put on the moviegoer's plate. Godzilla. A favorite of Roger Ebert. That should frighten you away from this movie immediately. The Haunting. Remade from one of cinema's greatest haunted-house movies: Robert Wise's 1963 adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic short story, "The Haunting of Hill House." The Longest Yard. Burt Reynolds must need the work. Rollerball. The movie sucked the first time. Why bother again? The Stepford Wives. Nicole Kidman is always nice to look at, but I can do without this. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A classic from the horror field destroyed for a new generation. Psycho. Bloch's classic tale of insanity masterfully brought to the screen by Alfred Hitchcock redone as a vehicle to see Anne Heche's ass in the shower. The Amityville Horror. One of the first horror movies I ever saw in the theater. More sequels than Groundhog Day had new days, this piece of crap thankfully faded away quickly. Guess Who. Orig. movie was Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. Spencer Tracy is rolling in his grave knowing Ashton Krutcher had a part in this remake. House of Wax. New version with Paris Hilton. 'nuff said. Bad News Bears. We miss you Walter Matheu. And just announced: a remake of The Fog. Unless they have someone playing Adrienne Barbeau's part with the same same 'breast appeal' I'd say pass. I also found a great page with information on recent movies and their box office receipts. How Hollywood can stay in business is beyond my understanding. http://www.juicycerebellum.com/usedideas.htm Here's a sample of some of the worst of 2005: Movie: Assault on Precinct 13 Release Date: January 19th, 2005 Remake of: The 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13 Domestic Total Gross: $20,040,894 Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $30,000,000 Movie: Alone in the Dark Release Date: January 28th, 2005 Based on: A video game Domestic Total Gross: $5,178,569 Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $20,000,000 Movie: Constantine Release Date: February 18th, 2005 Based on: A comic book Domestic Total Gross: Approximately 75 million Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $100,000,000 Movie: Son of the Mask Release Date: February 18th, 2005 Sequel to: The Mask Domestic Total Gross: Approximately $17,000,000 Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $84,000,000 Movie: Sahara Release Date: April 8th, 2005 Based on: A book Domestic Total Gross: Approximately $68,000,000 Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $130,000,000 Movie: Jiminy Glick in La La Wood Release Date: May 6th, 2005 Based on: Martin Short's grossly unfunny television character Domestic Total Gross: Approximately $36,039 Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): Not Available Movie: The Honeymooners Release Date: June 10th, 2005 Based on: A television sitcom Domestic Gross: $12,731,737 (as of July 25th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $25,000,000 Movie: Herbie: Fully Loaded Release Date: June 22nd, 2005 Based on/Sequel to/Remake of: A bunch of lame Disney movies about a talking car Domestic Gross: $60,714,223 (as of July 25th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $50,000,000 Movie: Bewitched Release Date: June 24th, 2005 Based on: A television sitcom Domestic Gross: $59,778,163 (as of July 25th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $85,000,000 Movie: Bad News Bears Release Date: July 22nd, 2005 Remake of: The Bad News Bears Domestic Gross: $12,913,537 (as of July 25th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $35,000,000 Movie: Must Love Dogs Release Date: July 29th, 2005 Based on: A television series Domestic Gross: $26,278,000 (as of August 7th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $30,000,000 And my favorite piece of crap: Movie: The Dukes of Hazzard Release Date: August 6th, 2005 Based on: A television series Domestic Gross: $30,575,000 (as of August 7th, 2005) Approximate Production Budget (not counting advertising costs): $50,000,000
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