Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mojo Risin'

Yeah, baby, yeah!
It's time for the White House to go on the offense and "get our mojo back." Josh Bolten said Sunday in his first interview since taking over as the president's chief of staff.

Bolton made no promises of pulling up President Bush's all-time low approval ratings, but he said he and Bush have decided they want to be more open with the media and the public.

"We've taken advice from a lot of folks that we ought to put the president out more in ways that the American people can see what he's really like," Bolten said on "Fox News Sunday."

But he said that does not mean the president's policies are going to get an overhaul. "I don't think we need to change, but we do need to refresh and re-energize," Bolten said.
Personally, I don't think losing his Mojo is Bush's problem-it's his willingness to be able to use it.

Grrl Power

It was a little bit frightening; her hands were fast as lightening...
WESTMINSTER-Brittney Richardson didn't have to think about her next move when a stranger reached out to grab her last Friday.

She'd been through the motions a hundred times before in karate class, but this was the first time she put them into action.

"Leave me alone," the 14-year-old yelled as the man's hand closed around her small wrist, pulling her toward him.

Instinctively, Brittney swung her right hand and landed a fist on his cheek.

"I heard him thump and (moan) 'Ugh,'" when he his the ground, she said. "I think it was the fastest I'd ever run."
Later, when his friends questioned the man about why he needed to take his meals intravaneously, he was only able to mumble something about getting into a fight with ten ninjas.

Hitler In Miniature

And the Obvious Award of the week goes to...
ISRAEL'S prime minister designate, Ehud Olmert, yesterday denounced the president of Iran as a "psychopath" and likened him to Adolph Hitler, in a growing confrontation over the Iranian nuclear programme.

The attack on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map", came as it emerged that the head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, secretly discussed the nuclear programme with officials in Washington last week.

Meir Dagan, the Mossad chief, is believed to have passed on the latest Israeli intelligence on covert Iranian plans for enriching uranium, with a warning that Tehran may be nearer to acquiring nuclear weapons than widely believed.
Of course, America and Israel's detractors will say that there's no similarity at all between Dear Abby and Hitler. After all, Hitler was a short, fanatical, bad-tempered, paranoid anti-Semite...oh, wait.

The Marx Brothers

The Three Stooges of Latin America have spoken.
Bolivia's new left-leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backdd free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.

Cuban authorities did not release copies of the so-called Bolivian Alternative for the Americas signed by Bolivia's Evo Morales, so its contents were unclear.

Local media reported that it had the same langiage as the declaration signed last year by Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuela's President hugo Chavez, which contained much leftist rhetoric, and few specifics, but was followed by closer economic ties between the two vhemently anti-U.S. leaders.
The Soviet union didn't die-it just moved to our hemisphere. Where's the CIA when you need them?

Saturday, April 29, 2006

I Know You Are But What Am I?

"F You!" "No, F You!" "Oh, yeah? Well, F You!"

Anthony Weiner's mother is probably reaching for the soap right now.

In a moment that went far beyond the usual frank dialouge among politicians, the Brooklyn congressman publicly laced into a fellow Democrat-using language that would make a sailor blush.

"Do you have a f----- problem with me?" the 2005 mayoral candidate said to state Sen. Carl Kruger at an annual Mill Basin fund-raiser Thursday night, witnesses said.

Weiner, thought to be an early mayoral 2009 favorite, also called the Brooklyn senator a "p---y," witnesses said.

"I'm going to give you a bad hair day," Kruger shot back, apparently vowing revenge.

The exchange, which occured in the lobby of Temple Shalom, was prompted by Weiner's fierce opposition to acting legend Paul Newman's proposal to bring Grand Prix-style racing to Brooklyn.

"They were screaming at each other. It got very close, chest to chest and nose to nose," said one shocked observer.

Newman's Own Nimrods. You just have to love the Democratic Party sometimes.

Amsterdam South

What are they smoking down there?
MEXICO CITY-Mexico's Congress approved a bill Friday decriminalizing possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use-including cocaine and even heroin-raising potential questions about joint U.S.-Mexican anti-narcotics operations.

The only step remaining was the signature of President Vicente Fox, whose office indicated he would sign the bill, which Mexican officials hope will allow police to focus on large-scale trafficking operations rather than minor drug busts.
I thought the Mexican cops were already focused on large-scale drug operations-their own.

Ain't Nothin' But A House Party

If there's a better definition than this of what Hell would be like, I can't imagine it.
2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants New Yorkers to mark her Senate re-nomination next month by throwing house parties all across the state to celebrate her accomplishments.

In an email sent to supporters on Thursday, Mrs. Clinton's "grassroots director," Nancy Eiring, urges:

"Join thousands of New Yorkers on May 31 in helping Hillary launch her re-election campaign on the day she accepts the nomination in Buffalo at the New York State Democratic Convention. Host a house party in your home, and you and your guests will be part of this celebration of Hillary's work for New York."
The Queen demands that you party for her. She will be there in spirit. Just make sure you have an excorcist on hand afterwards.

Um, Thanks But No Thanks

If I were Germany, I'd tell Dear Abby to take a hike.
LONDON, April 28 (IranMania)-Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a fresh swipe at Israel Thursday by complaining that Germany was being exploited by "greedy Zionists" more than 60 years aftere World War II, AFP reported.

"Look at the German people. Three generations ago, there was a war. But today an intelligent people is still a hostage of World War II," he said in a speech carried on state television.

Germany, he said, "still doesn't have the right to have independent policies or proper defences."

"Every German born is indebted to the arrogrant and greedy 'Zionists'," Ahmadinejad said, referring to German reparations for the Holocaust.

"When you visit a country, in every town there is a symbol of national pride," Ahmadinejad said, but added that in Germany "every town has something saying to the great German people that their parent and grandparents were murderers."

The firebrand president has already dismissed the Holocaust as a "myth" and has also called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".
Well, thanks to the Islamofascists, when the Great Terror War is over, there will one day be something in every Middle Eastern city saying the same thing to the Muslims.

Friday, April 28, 2006

What Would The Prophet Do?

Well, this didn't take long.
Muslims in Los Angeles and elsewhere are being urged to join millions of Latino protesters in the streets May 1 to demostrate in favor of leniency toward illegal aliens currently living in the United States unlawfully.

"In solidarity with immigration activists around the country, the Muslim Public Affairs Council as well as the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Los Angeles, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, the L.A. Latino Muslim Association, the Muslim American Society-Los Angeles, and the Muslim Students Association-West are calling on American Muslims to participate in a day of action on May 1, 2006," says a statement from the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
The illegal immigration advocates want to take back the Southwest. The Islamists want a bunch of new converts. It's the ultimate terrorist tag-team.

Free At Last

Rush Limbaugh is off the hook.
PALM BEACH, Fla., April 28 /PR Newswire/-In response to the media and other inquiries, Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, released the following statement today concerning a settlement agreement with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office to end the investigation of Mr. Limbaugh.

"I am pleased to announce that the State Attorney's Office and Mr. Limbaugh have reached an agreement whereby a single count charge of doctor shopping filed today by the State Attorney will be dismissed in 18 months. As a primary condition of the dismissal, Mr. Limbaugh must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past two and one half years. This is the same doctor under whose care Mr. Limbaugh has remained free of his addiction without relapse.

"Mr. Limbaugh and I have maintained from the start that there was no doctor shopping, and we continue to hold this position. Accordingly, we filed today with the Court a plea of 'Not Guilty' to the charge filed by the state.

"As part of the agreement, Mr. Limbaugh has also agreed to make a $30,000 payment to the State of Florida to defray the public cost of the investigation. The agreement also provides that he must refrain from violating the law during this 18 months, must pay $30 per month for the cost of "supervision" and comply with other similar provisions of the agreement.

"Mr. Limbaugh had intended to remain in treatment. Thus, we believe the outcome for him personally will be much as if he had fought the charge and won."
So that's it-until the next witch hunt against him begins.

In Rod We Trust

So I guess this means no more plastic on planes?
Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said yesterday he will issue a warning to other police agencies after his officers seized an assault weapon made with so little metal is does not clearly show up on a security x-ray.

Narcotics officers found the Professional Ordnance Carbon-15 Type-97 pistol in the car of a drug suspect in Newark and noticed it was a cut above the usual weaponry employed by local drug dealers, Fontoura said.

Officers in his ballistics laboratory, who said they had never seen an assault weapon made with so much plastic, had it take to Newark Liberty International Airport yesterday for a test-run through the security scanners-minus its 30-second clip.

The image on the X-ray appeared as a straight metal rod, with no outline of a stock or a trigger guard, something an inattentive security guard may view as no more threatening than a curling iron, the sheriff said.
But in the meantime, I'm sure they diligently searched all the grannies they could.

Lobster Lunacy

Italy shows the world what life would be like if PETA were in charge.
ROME (Reuters)-An Italian restaurant was fined 688 euros ($855) for displaying live lobsters on ice to attract patrons, in an innovative application of an anti-cruelty law usually affecting to household pets.

A court in the northeastern city of Vicenza ruled the display was a form of abuse dooming the crustaceans to a slow death by suffocation.

"We're appealing," said Giuseppe Scalesia, who runs La Conchiglia D'Oro, or "Golden Shell," restaurant along with his brother Camillo.

"They said that the lobsters, lying on the ice, suffer...They compared them in court to other animals, like cats and dogs."
So now food are like pets. Welcome to the wonderful world of human haters.

One Language, Under God

Bush cuts through the bilingual BS.
The national anthem should be sung in English-not Spanish-President Bus declared Friday, amid growing restlessness over the millions of immigrants here illegally.

"One of the things that's very important is, when we debate this issue, that we not lose our national soul," the president exclaimed. "One of the great things about America is that we've been able to take people from all walks of life bound as one nation under God. And that's the challenge ahead of us."

A Spanish language version of the national anthem was released Friday by a British music producer, Adam Kidron, who said he wanted to honor America's immigrants.

When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied, "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."
Now, if only the President would talk this tough when it comes to actually doing something about those who don't want to learn English...

"Frankly, Kofi, We Don't Give A Damn"

Iran laughs in the U.N.'s face.
VIENNA, Austria-Iran "won't give a damn" about any U.N. resolutions concerning its nuclear program, its president said Friday, hours before an expected finding that Tehran has failed to meet a Security Council deadline to suspend uranium enrichment.

The anticipated finding by U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei will set the stage for a confrontation at the Security Council.

If Iran does not comply, the council is likely to consider punitive measures against the Islamic republic. While Russia and China have been reluctant to endorse sanctions, the council's three other veto-wielding members say a strong response is in order.
Which is exactly why Iran is as arrogant as they are, because they know that when it comes to strong responses, Kofi and Company don't exactly have a winning track record.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

China Comes Calling

They're only doing the drilling that American environmentalists won't let us do.
China and a host of other oil-hungry nations will be tapping into huge offshore oil deposits a mere 50 miles from the United States while this nation is forced to endure rising gas prices as a result of record high demand for oil fueled by such countries as China and India.

According to Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, the U.S. energy sector has been "hamstring" from seeing additional oil resources while at the same time allowing "the likes of China, Canada, Brazil, Spain, France and others to freely seek energy opportunities 50 miles off our coast without competition from state-of-the-art technologies and expertise of our own U.S. gas and oil industries."

In a speech on the Senate floor, Craig said that a February 2005 U.S. Geological Survey report described "a possible deposit in the North Cuba Basin estimated at 4.6 billion barrels of oil, and possibly as much as 9.3 billion barrels." He then reminded his colleagues "that estimates for Alaska National Wildlife Refuge range from 4 billion to 10 billion barrels."
Gee, I guess we're only running out of oil when we're the ones looking for the stuff. Other countries don't seem to be having that problem, however.

Meatheads Unite!

The protesters had a beef with these guys. The protesters should have left well enough alone.
Animal activists bit off more than they could chew this morning when they chained themselves to the killing area of an abattoir at Ipswich in south-east Queensland.

The 12 protesters got a fright when meatworkers took matters into their own hands and used angle grinders to cut the chains off the activists so they could get back to work.

The group had hoped their actions would distrupt the World Meat Congress, which is under way in Brisbane.
Hmmm, a whole 12 people. In other news, I had a hamburger for lunch today.

Bottle Of Whine

Seriously, when are these people going to learn to grow the hell up?
A growing problem at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport is making it difficult for some air passengers to catch cabs.

Some cab drivers are refusing to take passengers because they are carrying alchohol, such as bottles of wine or cases of beer, which conflicts with their religious beliefs.

"He loaded our luggage into the trunk, he saw our box carrying duty free liquor from Jamaica and told us he would have to take another cab," says passenger Greg Kline.

Kline did not easily find another cab.

"We approached the next cab in line, he just closed the cab and took off without a passenger, as did the one next to him," he says.

Airport staff say Muslim drivers have refused to take passengers with alchohol 922 times in the past year.
God only knows what would have happened if the passengers had also been carrying a canned ham. Or a portait of Mohommad.

Monkey Business

Welcome to the Planet of the Idiots.
MADRID, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com)-Amnesty International is shocked that the governing socialists in Spain have put forward legislation to grant great apes 'human rights'. The same government which stripped from unborn human children the right to life and permits destructive research on human embryos, has put forward legislation to grant great apes the rights to life, freedom and to not being tortured, according to a report by Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Environment Minister Cristina Narbona, protested that the government was not giving apes human rights. "We are not talking about granting human rights to great apes, but about protecting (their) habitat, avoiding their ill-treatment and their use in various circus activities," she explained.

The legislation would prohibit the 'enslaving' of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos.
Well, I guess this means that Caesar will be able to run for office instead of overthrow it. Maybe Doctor Zaius was right about humans after all...

Windbags On Wheels

Welcome to the proverbial glass house.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

Gas prices have gone above $3 a gallon again, and that means it's time for another round of congressional finger-pointing.

"Since George Bush and Dick Cheney took over as president and vice president, gas prices have doubled!" charged Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), standing at an Exxon Station on Capitol Hill where regular unleaded hit $3.10. "They are too cozy with the oil industry."

She then hopped in a waiting Chrysler LHS (18 mpg)--even though her Senate office was only a block away.
Maybe she thought the SUV would help hide her massive hypocracy.

Phone Fiends

Shades of Stephen King.
Radiation from mobile phones affects the way the brain works, Australian researchers have found.

Scientists fron Swinburne University of Technology's Brain Sciences Institute in Melbourne found people's response times slowed during a 30-minute mobile phone call but their memory appeared to improve.

The researchers conducted a series of psychological tests on 120 volunteers as they were exposed to mobile phone emissions for half an hour.
So not only can we hear you now, it appears we won't be able to forget you, either.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Lean Left, Fall Flat On Your Face

Awww!!!

Left-leaning new media has hit turbulance at the marketplace, newly released stats show.

A book hyped by major media as documenting a progressive revolution of "blogs" and political power, DAILY KOS 'CRASHING THE GATE,' has sold only 3,630 copies since its release last month, according to NIELSON's BOOKSCAN.

[NIELSON claims only 2,062 copies of DAILY KOS have been purchased at the retail level; the rest coming through 'discount' outlets. The NIELSON figures do include online sales from AMAZON.COM, and others.]

Meanwhile, the just released radio Winter Book [jan-mar 2006] from ARBITRON shows AIR AMERICA in New York City losing more than a third of its audience--in the past year!

Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006.

During PM drive, host Randi Rhodes plunged to 27,900 listeners every quarter hour, finishing 25th place in her time slot, down from 60,900 listeners every quarter hour in the fall.

Darn that free market, allowing people to decide for themselves what they like! It's obviously Bush's Fault(tm)!

"Snowman, You Got Your Ears On?"

He's got the job!
WASHINGTON-President Bush named Tony Snow to be his White House press secretary on Wednesday in the latest round of staff changes in the West Wing.

"I am here to break some news," Bush told the White House press corps in the briefing room. "I have asked Tony Snow to be my press ecretary. Tony already knows most of you. He agreed to take the job anyway."

Snow, former host of FOX News Talk's "The Tony Snow Show" and anchor of "FOX News Sunday," will replace outgoing spokesman Scott McClellan. Snow had been considering the White House's offer for the last several days.
Be afraid, Helen Thomas. Be Very afraid.

Oh Say Can You See

Ready...aim...Fire!
President Clinton's round of golf had a porn star connection on the other day.

Clinton was preparing to hit his second shot on the fifth hole at the Las Vegas Country Club on Saturday when Secret Service agents halted a birthday party fireworks event.

It's a birthday that Savanna Muirhead, the 5-year-old daughter of 280year-old porn star Sophia Rossi, won't forget.

Savanna was preparing to launch a remote-control 18-inch rocket when Clinton's bodyguards "came out of nowhere" and had the launch scrubbed.

Bobby McKelvey, who had just set up the rocket on the edge of the fairway in the backyard of Rossi's home on Bel Air Drive, recalls hearing the stern words, "Sir, do not fire that rocket."
Ah, if only somebody had told Clinton that, he might not have been impeached.

The Temper Tantrum Of Broadway

Warning: Standing next to a member of F.A.G. can be hazardous to your health.
AN ACCLAIMED New York theater actress has quit the Off-Broadway play "entertaining Mr. Sloane," charging that the volatile behavior of the show's star-Alec Baldwin-has "created an unhealthy and oppressive situation" on stage and off.

Jan Maxwell, who won rave reviews for her performance in Jan Orton's black comedy, wrote in an e-mail to a friend that Baldwin's frequent temper tantrums-including putting his fist through a wall because the air conditioning wasn't high enough-also caused her to fear for her "physical safety, mental health and artistic integrity."

In an interview with The Post yesterday, Maxwell said that while Baldwin can be "very compelling, funny and enjoyable, when something clicks in him, I don't want to be around."
Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin-if I did any of the stuff that these overpaid nimrods did, I'd be fitted for a straightjacket. As it is, Baldwin will win a Tony Award.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Emphasizing The Obvious

For parents who are too stupid or lazy to figure it out, we have this.
LAS VEGAS-A coalition of entertainment groups will extablish a $300 million educational campaign next month to urge parents to control what their children watch on television, the groups said yesterday.

The effort by TV networks, cable and satellite television companies, local broadcasters and Hollywood studios is an attempt to forestall government control of content by demonstrating that a voluntary program can work.

Jack Valenti, former head of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced the effort yesterday during his keynote speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.

"We want to tell American parents that they, and they alone, have total power to control every hour of television programming," Mr. Vaslenti said.
Parental responsibility? What a concept!

Slip Slidin' Away

Dusty Harry is finding out that while home may be where the heart is, it's not where the votes are.
Sen. Harry Reid, once a fairly obscure conservative Democrat from the small state of Nevada, is all the buzz inside the Beltway lately-unfortunately for him, it's the Washington and not the Las Vegas Beltway.

Reid is praised by his party's national grass-roots activists for his forceful opposition to the Republican agenda and ability to keep Senate Democrats unified. His opponents concede-occasionally with closed-fisted frustration-that he consistently bests his counterpart, Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

"No majority leader has so dominated the Senate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1953-54," conservative coloumnist Robert Novak, who has covered the Beltway for decades, wrote last week, citing Reid's ability to hold up immigration reform and a bill to bail out companies with asbestos liabilities.

But Reid's national stature among activist Democrats, concentrated on the blue-state coasts, carries risks for him at home, analysts say. His consistent opposition to President Bush and his need to mollify the liberals in his party is costing him in Nevada, where polls show he has lost support since becoming minority leader.
"Forget my constituents-if I'm going down, I'm taking the rest of the Party with me!" He's doing a good job so far...

Bullets Over Broadband

Slackers, beware. This can happen to your lazy asses, too.
Dunedin, Florida-A Dunedin dad probably made his point about his son spending too much time on the computer. Pinellas Sheriff's deputies say he shot at the monitor as his son sat near-by. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Langenderfer was arrested Monday afternoon at his home on Frances Street.

His 22-year-old son Tim called 911, saying he and his dad were arguing and his dad had just shot at him.

The older Langenderfer reportedly told deputies he was mad that his son had not done the laundry and was spending all his time playing games on their computer. He told deputies that although he told his son he was going to shoot the computer, the gun accidentally fired.
Dad's first mistake: Using the gun. Second mistake: Not kicking his son's lazy butt out of the house much earlier.

Boss Manure Mover

Kenny is hip deep in it.
HOUSTON (Reuters)-Enron Corp. was a victim of a "witch hunt" that unfairly criticized the giant energy company's business and drove it toward bankruptcy, former Chairman and Chief Executive Kenneth Lay testified at his criminal trial on Tuesday.

In his second day on the witness stand, Lay told the jury that in October 2001 the Wall Street Journal had reported that enron had engaged in dubious deals through partnerships operated by Enron's former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow.

"We thought in fact the Wall Street Journal was on a witch hunt," Lay said under questioning from his lawyer George "Mac" Secrest. "We didn't have any information that Andy Fastow had done anything inappropriate."
I think my BS Meter just exploded. Buh bye, Kenny.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Joe-Mentum

It's got to be tough for Joe Lieberman these days, trying to use common sense when Democratic voters don't want to hear it.
Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, who once occupied the lofty No. 2 spot on his party's presidential ticket, is too Republican for some Democrats.

The three-term lawmaker, a strong advocate of the Iraq War, proponent of some GOP policies and recipient of a kiss from President Bush, has frustrated several national Democrats and angered enough in his home state to draw a primary challenger.

"I think it's a challenge for Lieberman to reconnect to the rank-and-file of the party and prove he is an authentic Democrat," said John McNamara, chairman of the New Britain Democratic Town Committee.
By the base's current standards, JFK would be a Republican. Stay right where you are, Joe. Tell the Kool-Aid drinkers to take a hike.

Hot Air

"You like me! You really, really like me! "
Al Gore, Academy Award winner?

The ex-vice president may have lost the big one back in 2000 against President Bush, but Gore's radical environmentalism, as showcased in his new feature-length documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," may yet turn him into a winner.

"The talk in Hollywood circles is that [Gore's movie] is textbook Oscar-bait," reports Canada's National Post.

Hollywood blogger Jeffrey Wells is convinced that the film is the odds on favorite to win the best feature documentary Oscar in March, 2007.
I can see Al at the Oscars now, talking about how great it was to work with Peter Jackson as one of the Talking Trees...

Bitter Georgia Brown

Cynthia McKinney is turning into the stuff that great comedy skits are made of.
In the wake of her scuffle with the U.S. Capitol Police, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is now embroiled in a dispute with a Georgia television station which aired a foul-mouthed comment from the Georgia Democrat.

"Oh, crap," McKinney said yesterday with a microphone still attached to her at the conclusion of an interview with WGCL-TV regarding the probe into her recent dust-up with federal authorities.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McKinney apparently realized her blunder, and then returned to face the camera and tell the reporter that her remarks were off the record.

"Anything that is captured by your audio while I'm not seated in this chair is off the record and is not permissible to use," McKinney told reporter Renee Starzyk. "Is that understood?"

The station ignored her request and aired the comment, even providing sound bites to CNN.
Well, at least this time she didn't slap anybody...

Bloodbath Sugar Sex Magic

True Men Don't Kill Brain Cells.
Los Angeles, CA (AHN)-Alternative rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers have branded President George W. Bush a 'liar', stating the president needs to be impeached.

Bassist Flea says in an interview that he hopes the United States does not go to war with Iran, as it would be a 'bloodbath', according to NME.com.

In a message on the band's official website, Flea says, 'George W. Bush should definitely be impeached. He is a liar and his lies have brought misery to millions of people and bought no good to anyone except for the corporate oil billionaires who are making huge profits. They are profiting during wartime-that is unscrupulous and terribly sad."
Flea, go back Under The Bridge, and learn to Fight Like A Brave.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

"We Don't Need No Stinkin' Deadline"

Surprise, surprise. Iran has flipped the bird to the Useless Nations once again.
TEHRAN, Iran-Iran said Sunday its nuclear program is "irreversible," issuing yet another rejection of a U.N. Security Council deadline to cease enriching uranium that expires in five days.

Earlier this month, Tehran announced for the first time that it had enriched uranium using 164 centrifuges, a step twards large-scale production of nuclear fuel that can be used either in atomic weapons or in nuclear reactors for civilian eletricity generation.

"Nuclear research will continue. Suspension of [nuclear activities including uranium enrichment] is not on our agenda. This issue is irreversible," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
Well, now Kofi will be really angry. And he'll send the Iranians a letter telling them how really angry he is. That'll show 'em.

Azaltan's Worst Nightmare

Now this is too good.
(CBS) LOS ANGELES Several black activists plan to join members of the Minutemen Project to protest illegal immigration, which organizer Ted Hayes touted as the "biggest threat to blacks in America since slavery."

The protest, organized by Hayes' Crispus Attucks Brigade and the American Black Citizens Opposed to Illegal Immigration Invasion, is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Hayes, a homeless activist, alleged that most homeless people in Los Angeles are black and illegal immigration compounds the peoblem since blacks refuse to accept the "slave wages" that many illegal immigrants accept.
At the rate things are going, many illegals will also be doing the homelessness that Americans won't do.

Herman Munster's Message

John Kerry has become like the proverbial unwanted house guest. He just...won't...go...away...
Former presidential candidate John Kerry has come to the defense of a fired CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information to the press.

"I'm glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously--if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law," Kerry explained to ABC THIS WEEK.

MORE

ABC 'THIS WEEK' HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: On another--on another front, excuse me, CIA official Mary McCarthy lost her job this week for disclosing classified information according to the CIA probably about a WASHINGTON POST story which revealed the existence of secret prisons in Europe. A lot of different views. Senator Pat Roberts praised action but some some former CIA officers described Mary McCarthy as a sacrificial lamb acting in the finest American tradition by revealing human rights violations. What's your view?

SEN. KERRY: Well, I read that. I don't know whether she did it or not so it's hard to have a view on it. Here's my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the white house for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie. That underscores what's really wrong in Washington, DC Here.
And Kerry's continued belief in his own importance underscores what's really wrong with him.

Terrorists On Parade

The Religion of Pieces struts its stuff in the Big Apple.
A New York Rally by the Islamic Thinkers Society outside the Israeli consulate yesterday featured chants of "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real holocaust is on its way!"

The demonstration by the Queens-based group was monitored by the Investigative Project on Terrorism whose members noted signs including "ISlam will Dominate" and a picture with an Islamic flag flying over the White House.

The chants were in Arabic and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, headed by Steve Emereson, a former reporter for CNN.

Here are some excerpts from the chants:

Leader (in Arabic): "With our blood and our lives we will liberate al Aqsa!

Israeli Zionists What do you say? The real holocaust is on its way"
I sincerely hope that several deportations are on the way.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Young Man, Get Out Of town

It's no longer fun to stay at the YMCA.
JERUSALEM-The leaership of a West Bank Palestinian city now controlled by Hamas has warned a local Young Men's Christian Association to close its offices and leave town or face likely Muslim violence, WorldNetDaily has learned.

The move highlighted long-standing fears Hamas would use its win in last January's Palestinian parliamentary elections to impose an anti-Christian, anti-Jewish hard-line Islamist regime in the West Bank and Gaza.

"The face of the new Hamas government is coming to the forefront now that they finally took over and have a lot more confidence. They want to create a territory free of Christians and Jews," said a Christian leader associated with the YMCA in Qalqiliya, a West Bank town under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.
The Palis don't have a Muslim version of the YMCA...they just have their goats...

The Clintonista Connection

Sandy Berger, he of the stuffed pants, continues to leave his stain on the Bush White House.
WASHINGTON-A CIA officer fired for leaking classified information was appointed as special assistant to President Clinton and senior director for intelligence programs by former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty to stealing highly classified documents.

Mary O'Neil McCarthy was fired Thursday for reportedly leaking classified information that contributed to a Washington Post report about alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe.

She most recently worked for the CIA inspector general's office and served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Seriously, there needs to be a major purge of all the former Clinton hacks who are still working for Uncle Sam, from the State Department and the CIA on down.

Brain Stew

I've always suspected that men were from Mars, women were from Venus, and feminists were from Uranus.
MEN and women are from the same planet, but scientists have the first strong evidence that the emotional wiring of the sexes is fundamentally different.

An almond-shaped cluster of neurons that processes experiences such as fear and aggression hooks up to contrasting brain functions in men and women at rest, the new research shows.

For men, the cluster "talks with" brain regions that help them respond to sensors for what's going on outside the body, such as the visual cortex and an area that co-ordinates motor activities.

For women, the cluster communicates with brain regions that help them respond to sensors inside the body. These areas tune in to and regulate women's hormones, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and respiration.

Study co-ordinator Larry Cahill said: "Throughout evolution, women have had to deal with a number of internal stressors, such as childbirth, that men haven;t had to experience. What is fascinating about this is the brain seems to have evolved to be in tune with those different stressors."
For men, the stressor of having to listen to feminists tell them how men and women are the same has just gotten a lot easier to not have to deal with.

Be Prepared...For Lawsuits

And the insanity that is political correctness marches on.
A renewed effort by several members of the American Library Association's governing council would sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America until the youth organization stops "discriminating" against avowed atheists and homosexuals.

In 1998, the council of the ALA, the world's largest library organization, condemned the Boy Scouts over its policies, but a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals activists are quietly planning to take action at the association's annual convention in June.

The renewed effort is led by Mark Rosenzweig, formerly an official archivist with the U.S. Communist Party and a chief defender of Fidel Castro in the ALA controversy over the communist regime's repression of the independent library movement in Cuba, reported by WorldNetDaily.
Communists against free spech? I am shocked. Shocked, I say.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Major League Nutcase

Talk about living in a Scary Movie.
APRIL 21-In a searing court attack on Charlie Sheen, actress Denise Richards alleges that her estranged husband is unstable, violent, addicted to gambling and prostitution, and visits pornographic web sites featuring young men and girls who appear underage. In a remarkable sworn declaration (a copy of which you'll find below) filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, Richards also charges that Sheen, 40, assaulted her and threatened her life during a December 30 incident at the actress's Los Angeles home. Richards claims that an enraged Sheen-who was over for a visit with the couple's two children-told her she was "f*cking with the wrong guy" and called her a series of vulgar names in front of the children.
In other words, this will be Tom Cruise about five years from now.

Reverse Reverse Racism

The Zimbabwe government is realizing that kicking out the people who actually know how to farm may not have been the smartest thing to do.
Zimbabwe's white farmers say they have been invited to apply for land-in an apparent U-turn by the government which has seized their land.

All but 300 of the 4,000 white farmers have been forced off their land since President Robert Mugabe started his "fast-track" land reform in 2000.

A farmer's leader says some 200 applications have already been made and more are coming in.

Critics say the reforms have devestated the economy and led to massive hunger.

Much of the formerly white-owned land is no longer being productively used-either because the beneficiaries have no experience of farming or they lack finance and tools.

Many farms were wrecked when they were invaded by government supporters.

The government has admitted that the excercise has been beset by corruption.

But Mr. Mugabe blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on a plot by Western countries to topple him.
When you're both incompetent and insane, it always helps to have a convenient scapegoat. Just ask Hitler, Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, or Hugo Chavez.

That Old Time Double Standard

Well, I wonder what Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have to say about this.
CHELSEA, MI, April 21 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com)-Fidelis, a national Catholic based advocacy group, called on Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee to explain himself after telling the Christian Science Monitor Wednesday that "The religious community has to decide whether they want to be tax exempt or stay out of politics."

Fidelis President Joseph Cella responded" "Howard Dean's statement makes it clear that he wants to muzzle America's churches and religious groups from professing what they believe on important issues facing our society. When it comes to debates over public policy and issues, Dean should be welcoming the voice of America's churches, not attempting to silence them. Instead Dean has shown utter disregard for people of faith by threatening the historical and treasured role of religious groups and churches in American public life."

"Under Howard Dean's rules, pastors, priests and rabbis wouldn't have been able to mobilize people of faith to join the civil rights marches in Selma and Montgomery," said Cella.
So I guess this means Bill Clinton can't go to black churches anymore, right, Howie?

Culture Of Hypocracy

Pot, meet kettle.
The top Democrat on the House ethics committee, Alan Mollohan, will leave the panel_at least temporarily_while he defends his own financial conduct, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday.

Mollohan's decision comes in an election year when his party is accysing majority Republicans of allowing a "culture of corruption" in Congress.
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't spend too much time talking in front of a TV camera. Pardon me while I snicker...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Big Bigots On Campus

The Religion of Peace(tm) is ramping up its rhetoric on one campus, and not everyone is too thrilled about it.
MUSLIM students training to be imams at a British college with strong Iranian links have complained that they are being taught fundamentalist doctrines which describe nonMuslims as "filth."

The Times has obtained extracts from medieval texts taught to the students in which unbelievers are linked to pigs and dogs. The texts are taught at the Hawza llmiyya of London, a religious school, which has a sister institution, the Islamic College for Advanced Studies (ICAS), which offiers a degree validated by Middlesex University.

The students, who have asked to remain anonymous, study their religious courses alongside the university-backed BA in Islamic studies. They spend two days a week as religious students and three days on their university course.
Let's hope that more students like these speak out against the propaganda masquerading as faith. Hopefully their fellow Iranians back home will get the message and remove the college's link to the Iranian regime on their own.

Jesus Christ, Death Camp Star

Only clueless Eurotrash could come up with something like this.
The Anti-Defamation League said on thursday that it was "appalled" by plans to present the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Majdanek Concentration Camp outside Lublin, Poland.

"We are appalled at the poor taste behind the decision to present this musical at the site where Jews were enslaved and killed. A site such as Majdanek, the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Europe, cannot be treated as if it were a public park or an entertainment venue. It is a sacred place dedicated to the memory of those who suffered and to the more than 230,000 Jews and others killed within its gates," ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman-himself a Holocaust survivor-said in a statement.
On the other hand, I'll bet the Iranian president would be one of the first in line for the show-after all, he says the Holocaust didn't happen, so he wouldn't see why anyone would complain...

Hu's Hidden Agenda

While Bush was chatting with Hu, I wonder if this was part of the conversation.
Court papers made public yesterday in the case of a California man who pleaded guilty in trying to smuggle anti-aircraft missiles into the United States show that a Chinese general and state-run manufacturer are linked to the crime.

Chao Tung Wu, 51, of La Puente, Calif., pleaded guilty yesterday at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to conspiracy to smuggle Chinese QW-2 anti-aircraft missiles into the United States. It was the first conviction under a 2004 anti-terrorism law aimed at preventing the spread of shoulder-fired and portable anti-aircraft missiles.
Well, what about it? What say you, Hu?

Dissing The Dictator

Bush gets a reminder that not everybody is thrilled that Hu came calling.
The arrival ceremony for Chinese president Hu Jintao was interrupted by a protester who appealed to President Bush to stop Hu from 'persecuting the Falun Gong,' a banned religious movement in China.

The woman began shouting from the top of a camera stand located directly in front of Hu and Bush.

'President Bush, stop him from killing'...'Stop persectuing the Falun Gong,' she yelled...She also shouted in Chinese, 'President Hu, your days are numbered, No more time for China's ruling party.

The incident occured right after Bush urged Hu to allow Chinese to 'speak freely'. The woman had a temporary pass with a big 'T' on it, also unfurled a yellow 'Falun Gong' banner.
Hmmm...something planned beforehand by Bush? A reminder to Hu that we still think he's a Communist thug in capitalist clothing, perhaps?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Run From The Border

Racist cops gun down a man suspected of being an illegal immigrant. Arizona or California? Not quite.
Mexican police killed a man near Mexico City in a raid on illegal immigrants from Central America, sparking the anger of local residents, who overturned and smashed two immigrant service trucks.

The man fatally shot in the town Tultitlan on the outskirts of Mexico City apparently was mistaken for a Central America, the Associated Press reported.
The next time you see a pro-illegal immigration protester yelling about how racist we are, ask them if they'd rather get arrested by American cops or the police back in their own country.

We Are Useless, Hear Us Roar

Here's the latest outrageous BS to come from the Useless Nations.
Despite widespread reports of Iraqi women being brutalized in rape rooms befor ethe U.S. liberation, the United Nations is now claiming that women were better off when Saddam Hussein was in power.

In a report issued this week, the Integrated Regional Information Networks, a U.N. news agency covering sub-Saharan Africa, maintains:

"Women's basic rights under the Hussein regime were guarnanteed in the constitution and more importantly [they were] respected, with women often occupying important government positions. Now, although their rights are still enshrined in the national constitution, activists complain that, in practice, they have lost almost all of their rights."
Yes, things were so much better for women in Iraq when they were there for the taking by Saddam's two hellspawn, weren't they?

The Odd Couple

Talk about strange bedfellows.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn't see eye to eye with Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania on all issues, but that hasn't stopped Giuliani from campaigning for his fellow Republican.

Stumping for Santorum in Blue Bell, Pa., on Tuesday, Giuliani praised his leadership, saying, "In any age you don't have many leaders. Senator Santorum is one of them."
Can two men share the same campaign trail together without driving each other crazy?

Last Sane Democrat Standing

How can Joe Lieberman be a Democrat when he makes too much sense?
Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday that he would back a U.S. airstrike on Iran's nuclear facilities if diplomatic options fail, becoming the first Democrat to announce his support for such a move.

"I think the only justifiable use of military power would be an attempt to deter the development of their nuclear program if we felt there was no other way to do it," the former vice presidential candidate tells the Jerusalem Post.

Lieberman said he uses the word "deter" because it's doubtful that even an extensive air assault could eliminate all of Iran's nuclear facilities, many of which are buried underground.
What amazes me isn't so much that Lieberman has his head on straight when it comes to national security-it's that he's managed to stay sane while surrounded by his colleagues.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Captain Trips

The Third Horseman comes calling.
A case of bubonic plague has been reported in the second largest US city of Los Angeles for the first time in 22 years, health officials said.

An unidentified woman came down last week with symptoms of the disease, known as the Black Death when it devastatingly swept across Europe in the 14th century.

Health officials said they believed the infected woman, who remains hospitalised, was exposed to fleas in the area around her house and stressed that the likelihood of a spread of the rare disease was very unlikely.

"Bubonic plague is not usually transmissable fro person to person," said Jonathan Fielding, head of Los Angeles County public health.
Now, this is by no means a sign that the Apocalypse is near. That will happen when Hollywood celebrities back a Republican for President.

Amnesty By Any Other Name

If you want to know why we can't get anything done about illegal immigration, this is one of the reasons why.
Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the presence of illegal immigrants in Arizona, citing opposition from police agencies that want immigration arrests to remain the responsibility of the Federal government.

The proposal would have expanded the state's trespassing law to let local authorities arrest illegal immigrants anywhere in Arizona, the nation's busiest illegal entry point. COngress also had considered criminalizing the presnce of illegal immigrants in the country.

In a letter to lawmakers, Napolitano said she opposes automatically turning all immigrants who sneaked into the state into criminals and that the bill provided no funding for the new duties.
Um, excuse me, but I thought if they were coming into the country illegally they already were criminals?

And the GOP wonders why they're seen as being in trouble.

Uncle Osama Wants You

Attention, all left-wing Eurotrash America haters: Al-Qaeda has a place for you.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-His code name was Maximus, and he held secret meetings in a shabby room at the Banana City Hotel on the outskirts of Sarajevo.

Bosnian police put him under surveillance, and in a raid last fall on his apartment on Poligonska Street, authorities seized explosives, a suicide bomber belt and a videotape of masked men begging Allah's forgiveness for what they were about to do.

What they planned, investigators believe, was to blow up a European embassy. But compounding their concern, they say, was the ringleader's background: Maximus turned out to be Mirsad Bektasevic, a 19-year-old Swedish citizen of Serbian origin with ties to a senior al-Qaida operative.

Terrorists have been working to recruit non-Arab sympathizers-so-called "white Muslims" with Western features who theoretically could more easily blend into European cities and execute attacks-according to classified intelligence documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Well, if they're looking for sympathizers, bin Laden's boys don't have to look much further than the AP...

Watch Or Die

This has got to be one of the stupidist things to evere come from the minds of marketers.
If a new idea from Philips catches on, the company may not be very popular with TV viewers. The company's labs in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been cooking up a way to stop people changing channels to avoid adverts or fast forwarding through ads they have recorded along with their target programme.

The secret, according to a new patent filing, is to take advantage of Multimedia Home Platform-the technology behind interactive television in many countries around the world. MHP software now comes built into most modern digital TV receivers and recorders. It looks for digital flags buried in a broadcast, and displays messages on screen that let the viewer call up extra features, such as additional footage or information about a programme.

Philips suggests adding flags to commercial breaks to stop a veiwer from changing channels until the adverts are over. The flags could also be recognised by digital video recorders, which would then disable the fast forward control while the ads are playing.
Twenty years ago, Max Headroom postulated a future where turning off your TV was against the law. The future is now, folks...

Flavor Felon

I hope this clown likes plenty of chocolate, because if there is any justice he'll be surrounded by it where he's going.
BOSTON (Reuters)-A former executive at premium ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's was sentenced to more than two years in prison for embezzling nearly $300,000 from the company to pay for vacations, car repairs and clothing, authorities said on Tuesday.

Stuart Wiles, the former chief financial officer at Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., issued company checks for charitable contributions, unspecified legal settlements and other nonexistent expenses to pay off personal expenses, a statement from the Attorney's Office in Vermont said.

A District Court judge in Burlington sentenced Wiles on Monday to 27 months in prison, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $300,000 to his former employer.
The Culture of Corruption, hippie style.

A Few Good Chews

Talk about Risky Business.
TOM Cruise yesterday revealed his latest bizzare mission...to eat his new baby's placenta.

Cruise vowed he would tuck in straight after girlfriend Katie Holmes gave birth, saying he thought it would be "very delicious."

The Mission Impossible star, 43, said, "I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I'm gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there." It is the latest in a series of increasingly strange outbursts from Cruise in the run-up to the birth.
As Frank Hill would say, "That boy ain't hooked up right."

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Clown Caves

The Food Police have won another victory over plain common sense.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP)-McDonald's Corp. will promote its healthier menu choices to counter negative publicity expected from a new book co-written by the author of "Fast Food Nation," Chief Executive Jim Skinner said Monday.

While McDonald's maintains that the strategy is not aimed solely at undermining "Chew On This," which is due out next month, Skinner acknowledged that "It's important to ramp this up now," amid heavy criticism of the fast-food industry for its perceived role in increased obesity.
Of course, there's also a little thing called personal responsibility-but hey, as long as lawyers have clients who are willing to sue because their kids turned into lardasses...

The Enemy Among Us

Tar and feather this scumbag, and send him out of town on a rail.
TAMPA, Florida (Reuters)-Former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian has pleaded guilty to aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and agreed to be deported, U.S. officials said on Monday.

Al_Arian and three co-defendants were charged in 2003 with helping the group carry out attacks in Israel. In December, a federal jury in Tampa found al-Arian not guilty on eight counts and failed to reach a verdict on nine others after a six-month trial.

Prosecutors, whose failure to convict al-Arian after the jury trial was seen as a stiff blow to the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute terrorism suspects, hailed the plea bargain agreement as a victory.

"Al-Arian has now admitted providing assistance to help the Palestinian Islamic Jihad...as the government has alleged from the start," Assistant U.S. Attorney General Alice Fisher said in a written statement.
So long, Sammy. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Rise Of The Machine

Let's see if the NEA would fund this plucky girl's work.
Add another name to the list of hot conservative women who live doing battle with the left.

Blonde bombshell Kelly Spaulding, a senior at Vanderbilt University, contacted the Network of College Conservatives and explained how she took a simple classroom assignment and turned it into an assault on the leftwing media.

In her sculpture class, Spaulding was given the task to design a chair composed only of cardboard and glue that would support her weight and reflect her personal life.

The "autobiographical chair" assignment provided Spaulding a perfect opportunity to sculpt the project around her conservative views. She said, "The liberal media often uses the derogatory phrase 'the right wing attack machine' when ridiculing the Republican Party. [Thus] I decided to spoof the liberal media and build the 'Right Wing Attack Machine.'"

After much work and effort, Spaulding's final product resembles a M1A1 Abrams battle tank sent from Heaven. Her miniature tank captures the essence of conservative firepower. It comes fully equipped with treads for "demolishing all in the chair's way" according to Spaulding, a gun and ammunition belt that's made ready to turn and fire and a set of Heavenly wings, which are precisely positioned with the right wing raised high and the left wing tucked-in and lowered.
Now this should go on display at every art museum in the country. Right on!

Faking The Grade

Some people are desperately trying to avoid offending failing students.

States are helping public schools escape potential penalties by skirting the No Child Left Behind Law's requirement that students of all races must show academic progress.

With the federal government's permission, schools aren't counting the test scores of nearly 2 million students when they report progress by racial groups, an Associated Press computer analysis found.

Minorities-who historically haven't fared as well as whites in testing-make up the vast majority of students whose scores are being excluded, AP found. And the numbers have been rising.

Don't worry, kids-you'll matter to Democrats when you're old enough to vote. But not before.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Rudy's Achilles Heel

As much as I might disagree with Falwell at times, he has a point here.
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Rev. Jerry Falwell doesn't see any Democrat making inroads with evangelical Christian voters in tne next presidential election. Potential Republican candidate Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York city mayor, won't be scoring any points with Falwell, either.

"Everybody admires him. And I'll never forget the great things he did on 9/11 and following," Falwell said.

"But of xourse, we have, as conservative Christians who take the Bible seriously, we have probably irreconcilable differences on life and family and that kind of thing," Falwell said Sunday on "Late Edition" on CNN.

"I'll never speak an ill word about him because he means so much to America. But yes, you're right. I couldn't support him for president," he said.
Unfortunately for America's Mayor Falwell may be right-Rudy's liberal social views would get him killed in the primaries.

Just Call Him Stinky

The dictator needs deoderant. Pass it on!
Tehran, 14 April (AKI)-Iran's hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has apparently been incensed by an anonymous text message suggesting he does not wash enough. Ahmadinejad has taken legal action over the offending text, has fired the president of a phone company and has had four people arrested and accused of colluding with the Israeli foreign intelligence service, Mossad, the anti-government wrbsite Rooz Online reports.

Poking fun at the president, the regime's senior figures and its policies, has reportely become a national pastime in Iran. The Iranian authorities are paying particular attention to jokes comparing Iran's nuclear programme with sex. Several people are widely believed to have recieved court summonses for sending nuclear-related jokes, according to Rooz Online.
I realize that soap is a foreign concept to thugs with delusions of grandeur, but if you're plotting world domination the least you could do is smell good.

I Want My Revolution Back

The GOP could do well to listen to the man who helped lead them to victory once upon a time.
Newt Gingrich, the architect of the 1994 GOP Revolution, is warning that Republicans in Congress better "get their act together" and pass tough new laws against illegal immigration-or the Democrats will win back the House and Senate in November.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former House Speaker scorched his successors for a lack of performance across a whole range of issues, but he zeroed in on what he called "the debacle two weeks ago on immigration."

"The [Senate's] McCain-Kennedy bill and the compromise that followed is so far from what the average American wants," Gingrich said, "that it raises the danger of Republican [voters] staying home."
Newt may be a little crazy at times but when it comes to his party he's right. The question is, will the GOP still listen?

Suicicde Booth

Feeling down? Why hang around if you can avoid it?
The founder of Dignitas-a Zurich, Switzerland, clinic that assists those with illnesses end their lives-says he wants to open a chain of "suicide clinics" in other countries to give everyone, including the mentally ill, "the choice of a choice."

Ludwig Minelli, a Swiss lawyer, told the London Sunday Times he has already opened an associated Dignitas office in Germany and he intends to life the "taboo" against suicide by lobbying other countries to set up clinics to offer information on effective methods of suicide and to alert people to the risks of doing it incompetently. Denying people the right and the information necessary to take their own lives, Minelli said, exposes them to "huge collateral damage"-the costs of emergency services, police, medial treatment and possibly living with further impairment.

"Many people who attempt suicide don;t know how to do it," he said, while pointing to his forehead. "They don't even know how to shoot themselves. They aim here and just blow the front of the head off, and live on as a vegetable.

"We need to set up advisory centers where people can openly discuss problems and seek advice about methods and risks, without the fear of losing their freedom and being put in an institution," he said. "These centers can only be credible if they can offer assisted suicide."
Sounds like the kind of places where Democrats can go after they lose an election...

Saturday, April 15, 2006

When Crime Isn't Crime

So destruction of property is free speech now? Only in the warped minds of leftist loons.
Highland Heights, KY (LifeNews.com)-A Northern Kentucky University professor who destroyed a pro-life display against abortion and encouraged her students to vandalize it as well is defending her actions. Dr. Sally Jacobsen, a British literature professor, called the display "silly" and said her free speech rights allowed her and others to trash the display.

As LifeNews.com reported on Thursday, Jacobson and several students from her class vandalized a pro-life display of hundreds of crosses that the campus pro-life group had set up earlier this week.

The professor and her students were caught on camera and seen by other witnesses trashing the pro-life display.
Culture of death=culture of destruction. Why am I not surprised?

Score One For Sam

Socialism has failed in Connecticut, at least for now.
HARTFORD-Health care advocates are not giving up their attempt to force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay more for employee health insurance.

The legislature's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committe failed to act on the proposal by their deadline, but proponents say they'll resurrect the bill next session.

"We're obviously really disappointed, but this is a long struggle. It;s a really long struggle and we've known that all the way along," said Beverly Brakeman, director of Citizens for Economic Opportunity, a labor and citizen community action group.

"We're not going to go away," she added.
Whoever said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again must have had a Liberal Democrat for a relative.

Jesse Does Al Sharpton

I was wondering how long it would be before this scumbag got involved.
DURNHAM, N.C.-The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition would pay the college tuition of a black woman who alleges white members of the Duke University lacrosse team raped her.

The 27-year-old woman, a student at North Carolina Central University, told police she and another woman were hired to strip dance at a team party. The woman told police that three men at the party dragged her into a bathroom and raped her March 13.

No one has been charged in the case, but the allegations have rocked the community. Jackson he has yet to speak with the woman, but said his group pledged to pay for her tuition even if her story proves false.
I guess somebody found their sugar daddy.

Land of Fruits And Nuts

Brokeback Education may be coming to a classroom near you.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)-A bill that would require California public school textbooks to include "gay history" is making its way through the state legislature, and experts warn it could have an impact nationwide.

The bill, SB 1437, passed a state Senate committee April 4 by a vote of 3-1 and is expected to be devated in the full body in the coming days. It would require textbooks to include "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to the total development of California and the United States."
I can see it now: A revisionist look at the American Revolution through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson and his lover, John Adams...

Sheehan Smackdown

She's mad as heck, and she's not going to take it anymore.
After deciding she'd had enough of critics, a war widow from New York state flew to Texas to confront activist Cindy Sheehan, who had launched her third protest near President Bush's residence in Crawford.

Pregnant at the time, Laura Youngblood lost her husband Travis July 21 to wounds from an improvised explosive device outside Fallujah, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Before dying, however, Travis Youngblood sent a letter home asking his wife to take care of his fellow soldiers in Iraq.

Laura Youngblood arrived in Waco from South Hempstead, N.Y., Wednesday.

"I heard that Cindy was coming down again to protest, and I had enough," Youngblood said.
As have we all. And kudos to Mrs. Youngblood for taking on the media's "Heroine."

Dangerous Minds

See what happens to someone when they actually promote freedom of speech on campus.
In what is being called an "astonishing" and "shameful" case of campus persecution, Ohio State University's head librarian is being formally accused of "sexual harassment." His crime? Reccomending that the school's freshman class be required to read WND Managing Editor David Kupelian's constroveresial best seller, "The Marketing of Evil."

Scott Savage is head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Bromfield Library on Ohio State University's Mansfield campus.

The school's Office of Human Resources put Savage under "investigation" after three professors-Hannibal Hamlin, Norman Jones and J.K. Buckley-filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment, saying Kupelian's book made them feel "unsafe."
Well, I guess if you really hate the First Amendment, you would feel "unsafe."

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts

Democrats are their own worst enemy.
LAS VEGAS (AP)-Ads criticizing Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid for "playing politics" with immigration reform legislation are scheduled to air on Spanish-language radio stations in four Western cities with large Hispanic populations next week.

The ad campaign targeting the Nevada Democrat is funded by the Republican National Committee and will air in Las Vegas, Reno, Tuscon and Phoenix, GOP officials said Thursday.

The ads are part of the continued political fallout from the collapse of compromise legislation forged last week by Senate leaders. The deal was scuttled when Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., rejected a series of Reid's procedural demands for voting on politically charged amendments.
Now this is what I like to see-the GOP actually fighting back instead of sitting there and taking it. Of course, with the Democrats the way they are that's not really hard to do.

God Says Whoa

Maybe God just showed this guy what an idiot he was about to be.
A BRITISH broadcaster who travelled to the Philippines to be crucified on Good Friday for a television programme pulled out of the stunt in tears yesterday-and blamed God for his decision.

Dominik Diamond broke down and wept after watching nine Filipinos take their turn to be whipped and nailed on crosses and realising that his turn was next. "God wanted me only to pray at the foot of my cross," he sobbed, sinking to his knees and praying as local people and tourists started to boo.

Five, the television channel, denied it was disappointed that Diamond, a radio and TV presenter and outspoken Daily Star columnist, had decided against being crucified. No date has been set for the broadcast of the programme. If shown, it may have to change its original working title, Crucify Me.
Fair enough. How about renaming it Survivor-The Ultimate Ass Edition?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Antisemitists In Arms

And then there's this.
On Tuesday, the same day that Iran surprised the world that they may have successfully enriched uranium to 3.5%, they were elected Deputy on the UN Commission of Disarmament:

United Nations Commission on Disarmament on Tuesday elected Iran as deputy for Asian nations.

The UN Commission opened its annual meeting on Monday which will work until April 28.

The UN Commission on Disarmament which is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly will review disarmament and international security.

In their first day of meetings the Commission pressed nuclear states to demolish their nuclear arms and:

They also called on Israel to sign up to NPT and give access to all its nuclear sites for monitoring by the UN nuclear agency.
This has to be a joke, because if it isn't then the Useless Nations have just signed theirs as well as Iran's death warrant.

Tick, Tick, Tick

First, there's this.
The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was "heading toward annihlation," just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a "permanent threat" to the Middle East that will "soon" be liberated. He also appeared to again question whether the Holocaust really happened.

"Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihlation," Ahmadinejad said at the opening of a conference in support of the Palestinians. "The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be elimated by one storm."
The insanity continues...

Will Work For Activist Judges

And now here's the latest lunacy to come from America's favorite judicial nuthouse.
Los Angeles' policy of arresting homeless people for sitting, lying or sleeping on public sidewalks as "an unavoidable consequence of being human and homeless without shelter" violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, a federal appeals court ruled today.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, decided in favor of six homeless persons, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The suit challenged the city's practice of arresting persons for violating a municipal ordinance, which states that "no person shall sit, lie or sleep in or upon any street, sidewalk or public way."

The appeals court ruled that the manner in which the city has enforced the ordinance has criminalized "the status of homelessness by making it a crime to be homeless," and thereby violated the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Well shoot, the city could just relocate them to San Francisco, they love homeless people up there.

Old Man

What rock did this has-been crawl out from under?
NEW YORK-As an E&P "Pressing Issues" coloumn recently noted, rock star Neil Young is the son of a famed Canadian journalist, so it should not surprise many that he recently recorded a song in California with a very reportorial-or at least pundit-feel to it.

It's called "Impeach the President," so there can be little question what it is about.

Apparently it was recorded with a 100-voice choir. Rumors have circulated the past few days on the Web, but E&P has tracked down the strongest confirmation in a blog kept by Sherman Oaks, Ca. musician/singer Alicia Morgan.

Previous reports quoted hints by Young and Jonathan Demme (who directed the new documentary "Heart of Gold") that Neil was working on a hard-rocking political or "anti-Bush" CD.
Well, now we know what tune will be on Russ Feingold's iPod. Neil, heed the words of Frank Zappa-"Shut up and play your guitar."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

All The Small Things

Short People got no reason to...rock?
TACOMA, Wash.-It's like "West Side Story"-if the Jets were a dwarf-only KISS cover band and the Sharks were also a KISS cover band, but they had three little people and a 350-pound woman.

Er...and it's in Vegas instead of New York.

At any rate, it;s a battle of the bands of diminutive proportions.

Joey Fatale, a 4-foot, 4-inch New Yorker and head of the all-dwarf KISS tribute band MiniKISS, is embroiled in a bitter battle with Tiny Kiss, rival KISS cover band featuring little people.

Reports say that Fatale tried to sneak by security at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to contront "Little" Tim Loomis for allegedly stealing his miniature KISS cover band concept, The New York Post and L.A. Times report.

Loomis used to be the drummer for MiniKISS, but he was performing with Tiny Kiss as part of a variety show at Beacher's Madhouse when the alleged confrontation occured.
I understand it got nasty when the two mini-Gene Simmons started spitting fire at each other...

Peacenik Politics

If this moron doesn't want the job, then he should have stayed home.
A newly elected town-council member in Florida refuses to take the oath of office because he believes it forces him to support the war in Iraq, contrary to the First Amendment.

Basil E. Dalack, elected to serve the village of Tequesta in Palm Beach County, has filed a federal suit demanding the oath be reworded, the Palm Beach Post reported.

U.S. District Judge Donald Middle brooks received the case yesterday at an emergency hearing. Dalack, a Korean War veteran, contends the oath amounts to a public pledge of support for the war in Iraq.

The conflict is unresolved as he is scheduled to be sworn in tonight, which has Tequesta officials, including Mayor Jim Humpage, upset.
Since he ran for nothing, then nothing is what Mr. Dalack should recieve for his wasting the voters' time.

Guest Burglar Program

Doing the crimes that Americans won't do.
A young illegal immigrant who became a cause celebre in Minnesota after secretly living in a high school for weeks has been arrested here on home ingasion charges, months aftere he was supposed to have left the country.

Francisco Javier Serrano, 22, had waved goodbye to sypporters and journalists who saw him off at the Minneapolis airport in January, but he apparently never boarded his plane for his home country of Mexico.

Two weeks ago, police arrested him after finding him with a knife in an apartment in Boston's North End, struggling with the tenant, who was unharmed, The Boston globe reported thursday. He remained in Suffolk County Jail facing home invasion charges and eventual deportation.
This makes two invasions so far...a third might qualify him for amnesty.

Do The Math

The equations of bigotry, liberal style.
Bellevue Community College President Jean Floten apologized Wednesday at an emotional on-campus meeting called after students complained about what they said was a racially offensive math question used on a practice test.

Floten praised the courage of the students who brought the question to the college's attention, and promised that the college would redouble its efforts to improve racial and cultural sensitivity on campus, including inreasing staff training and creating an ombudsman position.

"We called this meeting, and we had the courage to meet each other and learn from each other and put that learning to use," Floten said.

The hour-and-a-half meeting, attended by more than 150 people, opened an important dialouge, but more needs to be done, said Chesley Richardson, one of the students who brought the issue to college officials.

When she felt her concerns weren't taken seriously, Richardson went to the media and to the Rev. Wayne Perryman, a Mercer Island civil-rights activist. Perryman sent out an email to friends across the country, some of whom belong to conservative and civil-rights groups. Those friends forwarded the e-mail, creating a snowball effect. The college has since reeived hundreds of e-mails, said Bob Adams, spokesman for BCC.

(Snip) Richardson, 25, said she found the question on a practice test for a math final she was studying in March. The question read, "Condoleezza holds a watermelon just over the edge of the roof of the 300-foot Federal Building, and tosses it up with a velocity of 20 feet per second." The question went on to ask when the watermelon will hit the ground, based on a formula provided. The question propogates a racial stereotype and denigrates Secretary of State Rice, said Perryman. While Rice's last name wasn't mentioned, the reference was clear, he said.
I'll bet the math prof is a Harry Belefonte fan, too. Racism-it knows no political boundaries.

Culture Of Cowardice

While it's OK for students to walk out of school to support illegal immigrants, those who support their country are discovering the old double standard.
A small American flag, tucked into the back right-hand pocket of her pants.

And for that, the Fallbrook High School sophomore was stopped by a security officer, taken to an assistant principal's office and written up in an incident report that was placed in her student file.

Malia, who is an honors student, says she was shocked, then dismayed at what she believes was a violation of her free speech rights on March 31.

She and her mother contacted the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties, and the ACLU dispatched a letter to district officials demanding that they remove the report from Malia's file.

The ACLU also is demanding that the district fashion a policy that conforms to long-standing law allowing students the right to express themselves on campus. If the district does not agree, a federal civil rights suit will be filed on behalf of Malia, said Kevin Keenan, the ACLU executive director in San Diego.

"I didn't think it was right," Malia, 15, said of the school's actions.

Officials with the school district, which is on spring break this week, did not respond to phone messages and e-mails seeking comment.
The kid's first mistake was that she was carrying an American flag. Her second was that she wasn't burning it, because the school probably would have left her alone.

Selective Bigotry

When their side does it, it's called free speech.
A Tuscon High Magnet School student will tell state lawmakers next week that she was forced by school officials to listen to a pro-immigrant speech.

Senior Mon-yee Fung, 17, voluntarily attended an assembly where co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union Dolores Huerta spoke, but could not leave after Huerta began saying "Republicans hate Latinos."

"I wanted to listen to what they had to say, but all they had to say was hate speak," said Fung, head of the school's Teenage Republicans Club. "They're saying that I don't like Mexicans or that I don't try to understand what they're doing, but I am trying to understand."

State Rep. Jonathan Paton, R-Tuscon, wants Fung to tell her story to Fox News today at 5 p.m.

"She was forced to listen to a political speech for over 40 minutes," Paton said. "To me that's a real problem because we shouldn't have the schools as a forum for political speech. They should be a forum for education."
Welcome to the wonderful world of forced indoctrination, courtesy of your tax dollars.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Fairy Tales

One Ring to bind them...

Possibly taking a cue from the controversial film "Brokeback Mountain," marketers at the cable network TBS are broadcasting a promotion for this weekend's showing of two "Lord of the Rings" films that suggest characters Sam and Frodo are homosexual lovers.

The Internet is abuzz with talk about the video, which shows short clips of the two interacting over the playing of Atlantic Starr's '80's song "Secret Lovers."

"Are Sam and Frodo a little more than friends? Not that there's anything wrong with that," states the TBS webpage leading to several video promotions of the "Rings" features.

Maybe Gollum was jealous and that's what got him so upset, yes, precious?

Political Thug Life

Seems like this guy couldn't wait until election day to start being a crook.
MARION, Ohio-A Democrat seeking a state House seat has withdrawn from the race following his arrest on robbery and abduction charges, the county party's chairwoman said Wednesday.

Willie Pickens, 44, was charged with two counts of robbery and three counts of abduction involving customers at a convenience store, Assistant Marioj County Prosecutor Renee Potts said.

Police believed Pickens was intoxicated when he was arrested Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct, Potts said. The more serious charges were added later. Pickens could be sentenced to one to five years in prison on each count if convicted.
A Ted Kennedy wanna-be. Is there anything sadder?

I Put A Spell On You

Welcome to Voodoo Airlines.
A 50-year-old woman is accused of getting violent on a Delta Airlines flight from Las Vegas to New York City, slapping a flight attendant in the face, putting a "hex" on the plane, announcing that it would crash and declaring that all the passengers, their children and their grandchildren would die early Tuesday.

The pilot made an unscheduled stop just after midnight Tuesday morning at Denver International Airport, where passenger Svetlana Yankovsky, address unknown, was arrested.

She faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

One flight attendant told an FBI agent that Yankovsky was drinking from a bottle of wine while the plane was taxiing at the Las Vegas airport, according to court documents.
Remeber, folks, friends don't let friends practice witchcraft drunk.

Give Intimidation A Chance

The next time somebody says "Dissent is patriotic," ask them about this.
Four military recruiters hastily fled a job fair Tuesday morning at UX Santa Cruz after a faucous crowd of student protesters blocked an entrance to the building where the Army and National Guard had set up information tables.

Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted "Don't come back. Don't come back" as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers.
Freedom of speech. Too bad leftists don't believe in it.

Leatherface's Library

You are who you read.
Some unlucky Englishman stumbled upon a 300-year-old anatomy book of sorts in a street in Leeds that officers say was probably dumped after a burglary.

Except this book wasn't filled with pictures of all manner of human guts and gore, it was actually covered in human skin.

Most of the...um...meat of the book is in French, which was no surprise, as it seems that books bound in birthday suits were not a rarity around the time of the French Revolution.
On the bright side, if you were a cannibal it would also make for a nice as well as educational snack.

Battling The Bunny

There's no sex in the Muslim champagne room.
JAKARTA (Reuters)-About 300 hardline Indonesian Muslims vandalized a building housing the office of Playboy magazine on Wednesday in a protest against its publication in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Clad in white shirts and skull caps the protesters threw rocks at the front lobby, breaking the windows of the building in the south of Jakarta several days after the magazine hit news-stands for the first time.

Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), the protesters also ripped apart several copies of the Indonesian Playboy, which unlike the U.S. original does not show any nudity.
"Yo, Ahmed, check out that ankle! Dude, her veil is like-yeah, baby!"

Things Go Better With It

Remember those Co-Cocaine T-Shirts from the Seventies? Well, these folks might give them a comeback.
Indians in this remote mountain village in southern Columbia are marketing a particularly refreshing soft drink that harks back to Coca-Cola's original formula, when "coca" was in the name for a reason.

Advertising posters here describe the carbonated, citrus-flavored Coca-Sek as "more than an energizer"-a buzz that just might be provided by a key ingredient, a syrup produced by boiling coca leaves.

Since January, the Nasa indigenous community has been offering the soft drink locally and in neighboring Popyan, where it is bottled. By the end of the year, the Nasa hope to sell Coca-Sek nationwide, targeting the same consumers who drink Gatorade or Red Bull, both highly popular with Columbians.
This reminds me of the Taxi episode where Latka discovers that his grandmother's cookie recipe includes coca leaves. Ah, if only he'd waited...

Climate Thought Control

From here we get an insight into the mindset of global warming fearmongers and why they want to silence debate.

But there is a more sinister side to this feeding frenzy. Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.

To understand the misconceptions perpetuated about climate science and the climate of intimidation, one needs to grasp some of the complex underlying scientific issues. First, let's start where there is agreement. The public, press and policy makers have been repeatedly told that three claims have widespread scientific support: Global temperature has risen about a degree since the late 19th century; levels of C02 in the atmosphere have increased by about 30% over the same period; and C02 should contribute to global warming. These claims are true. However, what the public fails to grasp is that the claims neither constitute support for alarm nor establish man's responsiblity for the small amount of warming that has occured.

This, then, is the chink in the armor of the global-warming argument that is now taken as gospel by many in the scientific community. Many of the scientists who support global warming alarmism are leftists, they see humanity as part of the problem rather than as part of nature. Honesty may be the best policy-but not, apparently, when it comes to environmental issues and educated people who should know better.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Flu Fuel

The Energizer Bunny meets Ebola.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using viruses to create tiny batteries that can store up to three times as much energy as conventional power systems.

The team, led by MIT professors Angela Belcher, Paula Hammond and Ye-Ming Chiang, genetically modified a virus so that it attracts cobalt oxide and gold, and assembled the metals into ultra-thin wires just six nanometres in diameter.

The viruses can be cloned to assemble lithium batteries ranging in size from a grain of rice to a full-sized product.
So, the next time you get a cell phone or whatever, will it come with its own health coverage?