Wednesday, December 31, 2008
On March 19, 2007, the LA Times ran this op/ed in which Barak Obama as the "Magical Negro" is named. Nobody got upset then, why now? Rush has been playing this song since March. And he didn't invent the term "magic negro". It's been around for a long time and refers to the mythical black politician who's supposed to transcend the stereotype whites have of unelectable, hyper-sexualized black men and who makes whites, by their voting for him, feel less guilty about slavery. This applies only to dumb, white liberals, white conservatives would never fall for such hooey.
The satire is more about lampooning Al Sharpton(the singer in this clip), the LA Times, and skewering silly whites for feeling guilty about slavery and segregation, than it is about Obama. I think it's hilarious, totally appropriate, and well within the bounds of acceptable political satire. The manufactured outrage we're seeing now is just the latest, idiotic attack by the liberal media trying to perpetuate the myth that republicans are racists.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
A former top executive at Merrill Lynch who received a $25 million golden parachute after just three months of work has purchased a $37 million Park Avenue palace.
Peter Kraus, 55, paid the staggering sum for a five-bedroom co-op on New York's posh Park Avenue after getting a $25 million buyout from Merrill Lynch when the company was sold to Bank of America in September, the New York Post reported
This bailout swindle should prove to be the biggest fleecing of the American taxpayer in history. Every day we hear new outrageous stories of these Wall Street types literally stealing this money for themselves. Hank Paulson should be run out of town....that is if he's not thrown in jail.
Bush's sad legacy will be defined by big spending, planning failures in Iraq, and the theft, in broad daylight, of over a trillion dollars from taxpayers. Honestly, I don't see how Obama could do much worse.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I totally get this...
PHILADELPHIA - A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night shot the father of the family in the arm, police said.
James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, told the man's family to be quiet, then threw popcorn at the man's son, police said. The victim told police that Cialella was walking toward his family when he stood up and was shot.
I'm sorry, but I have to side with the perp on this one. Don't take your spoiled, ill-behaved brats to the movies if you aren't willing to tape their mouths shut or drug them into a quiet stupor. Life is too short and movies are way too expensive to have the experience ruined by jerks. People at the movies who repeatedly disturb others by talking deserve to get shot...or at the least beaten up. And if the talkers are children, beat up the parents.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Israeli warplanes retaliating for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded dozens of security compounds across the Hamas-ruled territory in unprecedented waves of airstrikes Saturday, killing nearly 200 people and wounding 270 others in the single bloodiest day of fighting in years.
The air offensive followed weeks of intense Palestinian rocket and mortar fire on southern Israel, and Israeli leaders had issued increasingly tough warnings in recent days that they would not tolerate continued attacks.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel would expand the operation if necessary. "There is a time for calm and there is a time for fighting, and now is the time for fighting," he told a news conference.
But asked earlier if Hamas political leaders might be targeted next, military spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich said, "Any Hamas target is a target."
The Palestinian civilians were killed because Hamas intentionally placed them near military targets, knowing that they would be killed. And the MSM will be dutifully shocked and outraged because Israel killed some poor, displaced, Palestinian civilians. Where are the MSM's when Hamas kills Israeli civilians?
Why won't the American media say what any thinking observer already knows, which is that the Palestinians, like most Arab/Muslim peoples, are a dysfunctional, rag-tag, collection of unproductive nomads under the control of Jew-hating terrorists? Even other Arab states don't want to help the Palestinians. They are just a convenient excuse for Arabs, and useful-idiot tools like Jimmy Carter, to use against Israel. No matter how much land Israel trades for peace, there will be none, because the Arabs don't want peace, they want to extinguish Israel.
I don't have a problem with Israel killing 200-300 Palestinians for every two Israeli civilians Hamas kills first.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.
CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.
Dr Platt added: "For a zero-emission Christmas light show, you may consider using solar powered lights or sourcing your electricity from verified green power suppliers."
If eco-freaks had their way, we'd all be shivering, huddled in the cold darkness on Christmas morning, sharing the crust of bread allotted to us by our benevolent, government overlords.
Not to fear TRR readers....at my house we have no less than three, count 'em, THREE, nine foot Christmas trees chock full of lights that have been burning almost around the clock since Thanksgiving. We don't even have to run the central heat. We just bask in the warmth given off by the tree lights.
This kid wants to know why the Christmas tree is dark....it's because his parents are Godless, environmentalist tools.
Monday, December 22, 2008
According to Wikipedia, The term epiphany means "something that is shown" or "made known" or even "revealed." In Western churches, it remembers the coming of the wise men bringing gifts to visit the Christ child, who by so doing "reveal" Jesus to the world as Lord and King.
It is celebrated on Jan6, twelve days after the observed day of Christ's birth.
Item #2: The Immaculate Conception was not the conception of Christ by the Virgin Mary as many believe. Nor is it, as Pittsburgh Steeler fans would argue, the play, guided by divine intervention, in which Franco Harris scooped up a defelected pass by Terry Bradshaw and ran for a touchdown to beat the Raiders. That was the immaculate RE-ception. It describes the birth of Mary, who supposedly lived her life without sin, as she was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ on Earth.
Item #3: The Yule log is a Norse, pagan ritual through which sacrifices were made to the god of fertility over twelve days. The log was decorated and was supposed to burn in the fireplace for all twelve days or it would displease the god.
If any of you dumb, bailout supporters out there who believed Bush, Paulson, Bernanke and the other swindlers who robbed us blind two months ago, still believe the WallStreet/banking bailout was the right thing to do, please explain this....
WASHINGTON – It's something any bank would demand to know before handing out a loan: Where's the money going?
But after receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest banks say they can't track exactly how they're spending the money or they simply refuse to discuss it.
"We've lent some of it. We've not lent some of it. We've not given any accounting of, 'Here's how we're doing it,'" said Thomas Kelly, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, which received $25 billion in emergency bailout money. "We have not disclosed that to the public. We're declining to."
I heard today that already, $1.6billion has been spent on executive bonuses alone. These idiots who robbed their own companies to the point of bankruptcy as they enriched themselves, are laughing hysterically in their lemos on the way to the bank, because the American people are so unfathomably stupid, that we gave them still more of our own money.
The magnitude of this swindle would make even Bernard Madoff blush with embarrassment. I'll tell you what's happening. Members of Congress are not insisting on transparency and disclosure, knowing that some of the money will come back to them around election time if they look the other way now. I swear, the corruption if these guys is staggering! And the American people are getting screwed by them nine different ways from Sunday.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Reckon how long before CNN cans this guy and/or his colleagues in the sham, global-warming industry call for him to be black-balled and stripped of his credentials for heresy? There's too much money to be made fleecing stupid Americans, for sheisters like Al Gore to let people simply stop believing in his warming hoax.
As people begin freezing to death as the world cools, it'll be increasingly difficult for the global-warming charlatans to maintain the charade.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Man, that's beautiful!
School children have tried to poison their classmate at a primary school in Hamburg because she was too smart, daily Express reported this week.
The eight-year old girl still can’t believe what happened to her.
Her fourth grade classmates apparently disliked the smart girl because she got the best marks and had already skipped two classes. Two boys and two girls were so jealous they plotted to poison her.
One of the boys mixed what the students thought would be a deadly cocktail of shoe polish, perfume, window and bath cleaner at home. Another boy poured the mix into the girl’s drink bottle during recess the next day at school.
Instead of striving to be as good, productive, successful, or whatever, as the best of us, liberals take the easy way and tear down the person that makes them feel inferior. Or at the least, set the standards for everybody else so low that all may claim success. One look at our dreadful public school systems and this point is clear. Self esteem is more important than learning.
I wonder if it ever occurred to these future democrats to study more, pay attention, and work harder at earning good grades, rather than killing the object of their jealousy?
Thursday, December 18, 2008
An intended rape victim shot and killed her attacker this morning in Cape Girardeau when he broke into her home to rape her a second time, police said.
The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door.
The woman told police he was the same man who raped her several days earlier.
Good for her! Over on Hotair, Michelle has this story linked. It's from 7 weeks ago and it's just now making the rounds. Why didn't the MSM report on it? Because it shows an individual being responsible for her own life by killing with an eeeeevil gun, a would-be rapist. The MSM probably wonders about the rapist's rights. What I and others have wondered is how many women were saved from being raped by this predator when the lady popped a cap in Ronnie's butt? I mean this guy came back for more rape in like 3 days....what an appetite!
And think of the savings to taxpayers for not having to house this guy for the next 50 years.
NOT what a rapist wants to see when he breaks into your house.
JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and Adolf Hitler Campbell.
Good names for a trio of toddlers? Heath and Deborah Campbell think so. The Holland Township couple has picked those names and the oldest child, Adolf Hitler Campbell, turns 3 today.
This has given rise to a problem, because the ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich Township has refused to make a cake for young Adolf's birthday.
I hope they teach this kid to fight well, because he's going to have to....probably every day of the rest of his life.
Is that a mullet on that kid? And check out the brass item displayed on the shelf behind the kid.....classy.
The Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastary, also known by the apt nickname Tiger Temple, in Kanchanburi, Thailand, is home to thousands of animals, including its most famous residents: 34 tigers. Every afternoon, tourists from across the world flock to the Buddhist temple, where they pay anywhere from $15 to $50 to walk with the tigers and take photographs with them.
You just know this will end badly, with some Western tourist mauled and eaten. And you know I'll be there to mock and ridicule them for it.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
One might think that the auto workers would have gotten the message before now, that they have to disorganize and/or concede on their ridiculous benefits and salary packages if they want to keep their jobs building cars. But then one would be wrong....
NEW YORK — Chrysler says it will close all 30 of its manufacturing plants for a month starting Friday.
The company needs to match production to slowing demand and conserve cash.
Chrysler claims it is nearing the minimum level of cash it needs to run the company and will have trouble paying bills after the first of the year.
Operations at the 30 plants will be idled at the end of shift on Friday, Dec. 19, and will not come back online until Jan. 19, 2009, or later.
If not working or getting paid for a month doesn't get the unions' attention, then nothing will and they'll deserve to go down with their ship when the time comes.
Just so you know that I'm not just a union basher. I'm also a pragmatist and a free marketeer. The average union worker gets around $80/hour for performing a repetitive job you could train a monkey to do for a handful of peanuts and a banana. The average work year is 2,080hours. That comes to over $160,000/year....not to mention their lavish benefits packages. If the labor market were non-unionized and competition were introduced, the cost of labor to build a car would be less than half that. In other words, there are thousands of unemployed dudes standing around Detroit who'd work the factory line for a fraction of what these guys are paid. Labor is like any other commodity, it should be subject to the economic forces of supply and demand.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In a recent study called “Why did life emerge?”, two scientists, son and father Arto Annila of the University of Helsinki and Erkki Annila of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, offer some insight into the general driving force of life’s origins in terms of thermodynamics. As they explain, all organisms are composed of molecules that assemble together via numerous chemical reactions. Just as heat flows from hot to cold, these molecules obey the universal tendency to diminish energy differences, so that the most likely chemical reactions are those in which energy flows “downhill” toward a stationary state, or chemical equilibrium.
So far so good. But then trouble comes.....as trouble is wont to do.....
Although the researchers don’t speculate on the specific chemical reactions that created life, they explain that the molecules involved most likely underwent a series of more and more complex reactions to minimize mutual energy differences between matter on Earth and with respect to high-energy radiation from Sun. The process eventually advanced so far that it cumulated into such sophisticated functional structures that could be called living.
You could also call Abe Vigoda "living", but that doesn't make it so.
“The most important idea in our study is that there is no distinction between animate and inanimate,” Arto Annila told PhysOrg.com. “Processes of life are, in their principles, no different from any other natural processes.”
I've been in biological research science for 30 years, and the terms "don't speculate" and "most likely underwent...reactions" aren't exactly scientific in nature. Basically what they're saying is a miracle occured that we cannot describe, define, or explain but, we essentially know how life started. Further more, as athiests, we know that we are no different than snail darters, Papaya trees, or Canadians. We just took different evolutionary pathways.
Here are Arto and Errki discussing their findings.
For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols.
But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year - the percussion of rattling tins.
Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins - even if it's done in time to the music - in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions.
Of course "other religions" means "perpetually outraged Muslims".
Our once-great motherland has slouched her way, through cowardice, ignobility, and self-loathing, into a husk of her former self. She is now, nothing but a staging ground for the inevitable Islamification of old Europe. And the Britons willingly subjugate their rich culture in order to please their hostile Muslim overlords.
On the bright side, the did put up with Madonna for us for the last few years.
Monday, December 15, 2008
New taxes will be hallmarks of Gov. David Paterson's first budget plan to be released in two days, according to interviews of people briefed on components.
The plan will come with a host of revenue raisers — increased taxes on hospitals and insurance policies, for instance — and at least one new assessment, a so-called obesity tax on non-diet soda to raise $404 million. The governor also is contemplating requiring new license plates to raise cash, reviving sales tax on clothing purchases, removing the tax cap on gasoline and threatening to require Indian retailers to collect taxes on sales to non-Indians by signing into law a bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature.
Unlike the victims of it's absurd, wasteful policies, government can never do with less income. The democrat mantra is, 'the less we have to spend, the more that must be taken away'. It never occurs to politicians to cut spending. When Americans have less income, we must cut our spending. Why not the government?
And the idea of a fat-tax on non-diet soda is ridiculous. Consumers should decide what succeeds in the marketplace, not meddling government busy-bodies.
Whined one dumb protestor, “We found tear gas canister dated from 1981,” said one demonstrator, calling himself only GK. “The old chemicals make us sick, people have fainted and have trouble breathing,”
That's kind of the point, moron! Heaven forbid if the cops use riot deterrent that actually deters rioting.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
A mother in the Belgian tourist haven of Ghent has been accused by her estranged husband of selling her newborn twin boys for more than $13,000 to pay for cosmetic surgery.
Marc Poppe, 48, told an undercover reporter for Dutch television that Sonia Ringoir, 31, had sold the babies to a friend to fund liposuction, the fat removal procedure. He said the couple had searched the Internet to find a quick way to make money: "It was financially attractive to us. Of course we wouldn’t do it for nothing."
Since Belgium has no law banning the sale of children, Ringoir was charged with "degrading treatment" of the twins. She was also charged with fraud after a Dutch couple alleged she had conned them by falsely offering to be a surrogate mother. If convicted, she could face between one month and five years in jail.
After spending five days in jail, Ringoir was released last Wednesday to await the results of the police investigation. She denied the allegations, claiming she gave her babies away for free last March to a friend who could not have her own child because of a weak heart.
Last week, the shutters were down at Ringoir’s large family home in the village of Lovendegem, eight miles from Ghent. The only sign of life was her new boyfriend, Mitch, who stood smoking by the back door. He refused to comment.
In an earlier interview with a local newspaper he claimed that Poppe had "put her under pressure to have her body rebuilt," saying, “Sonia never had debts before she met Marc."
Aside from the obvious outrageousness of selling children, there are a couple of other things that are interesting about this article....
First, Dutch law doesn't prohibit the sale of human beings? Who knew? Second, the woman defended herself by claiming she had given the twins away rather than sold them. That's like telling the cop, "I didn't know she was 13 officer, I thought she was at least 15." Third, the reporter mentioned the boyfriend Mitch standing out back smoking. Why? What does that add to the story?
I swear, the more closely you examine those European cultures, the curioser and curiouser they get. Selling your twins for cosmetic surgery....unbelievable!
OCHESTER, N.H. – Utility officials trying to recover from the devastating ice storm in the Northeast warned there could be more outages Sunday as drooping branches shed ice and snap back to their original positions, potentially taking out more power lines.
Roughly 649,000 customers were still without power Sunday morning in upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
"But Ed, but Ed", you whine, "the science is in and the debate is over. Global warming actually causes global cooling. We still need to severely limit CO2 output, even if it cripples our entire system of economy. It's for the greater good of saving the Earth."
You ignorant, smelly hippie! Haven't you figured it out yet? Desperate environmentalists will say literally anything, regardless of how preposterous, in order to perpetuate the climate change farce and enrich themselves. Al Gore, Joe Kennedy, and lots of others have created a cottage industry around the environment, falsley scaring dummies like you who need a cause to get behind. Evidently you don't have enough going on in your miserable, pathetic lives to keep you occupied. And foisting your idiotic eco-ideas on the rest of us makes you feel relevant and gives you purpose.
Get a grip, hippie, and maybe a job. And see how the productive class lives.
Friday, December 12, 2008
First on Rush, the guy who expresses conservative ideas better than darn near anybody....
"Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?" Powell asked. "Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?"
Then when asked about Sarah Palin, he snooted thusly......
Gov. Palin, to some extent, pushed the party more to the right, and I think she had something of a polarizing effect when she talked about how small town values are good. Well, most of us don't live in small towns. And I was raised in the South Bronx, and there's nothing wrong with my value system from the South Bronx.
What an obtuse moron! She didn't say that only people in small towns have good values. She was just describing any good values as being small-town values. Powell knew that.
I can't decide if he's sucking up to the media by criticizing conservatives in order to get some position in the Obama administration or if he's just a useful-idiot tool of the Left. Colin Powell cannot claim to be conservative and then vote for The One, the most liberal politician in America. He got caught up in the race thing just like everybody else.
I found this over on The Huffington Post.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A trio of KFC workers were suspended after photos of them bathing in the restaurant's sink were posted on the Internet.
If it weren't for Al Franken voters, teens would be basically the stupidest people on Earth(my two teenage kids excluded of course). This curious "look at me being stupid" phenomenon has gone way over the line. What did these morons think would happen when they posted on the internet, pictures of their performative lesbianism in a restaurant sink? Unbelievable! I'll bet their parents are proud.
If you want to see the PG-13 pics, click here and here. SFW, but just barely.
This week, Ann highlights the election shenanigans that continue to embarass Minnesota. And she wonders why Democrats named Al keep trying to steal elections. Insufferable tool Al Franken is pulling out all the stops in hopes of discovering a couple hundred ballots that were cast for him, so he can further embarass his state in the US Senate. Head on over to HumanEvents and check it out.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This makes absolutely no sense at all....
An Indian Court has been called to ban Google Earth amid suggestions the online satellite imaging was used to help plan the terror attacks that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai last month.
A petition entered at the Bombay High Court alleges that the Google Earth service, "aids terrorists in plotting attacks". Advocate Amit Karkhanis has urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the case is decided.
That's like blaming doughnuts for fat people putting on weight. The terrorists used the maps to kill people just like fatties use doughnuts to get fat. Should we ban maps and doughnuts because people use them for destructive purposes?
Typical of half-wits who like to ban stuff like guns, fast-food, or SUVs, they choose the easy, but misdirected, target for blame rather than hold anybody to any standards.
How idiotically asinine!
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government "car czar" with the power to force U.S. automakers into bankruptcy would dole out $15 billion in emergency loans to the failing industry under an emerging deal between the White House and congressional Democrats.
All three would have to negotiate with labor unions, creditors and others and submit blueprints by March 31 to an industry czar named by President George W. Bush showing how they would restructure to ensure their survival. If not, the emergency loans would be revoked, the companies cut off from further federal help, and the government overseer could order his own overhaul, including forcing them into bankruptcy.
Auto makers want to be given other peoples' money and they want to decide how the government regulates their reorganization but, when you're begging for money you didn't earn and don't deserve, you don't get to name the conditions on which it is given. I think a car-czar is stupid and unnecessary, depending of course on who it is and what he believes the role of government in the free market is. Without lowering the crippling, idiotic environmental mandates and exposing the cost of labor to the competitive marketplace, what good is any amount of money going to do?
I don't want to see the auto makers go under but, what alternative is there when they refuse to make any substantive changes in the way they do business?
At what point does sexist behavior get taken seriously? At what point do people get punished in ways that suggest this kind of behavior, this kind of thinking, is unacceptable? At what point do we insist there will be consequences?
Seriously? Dee Dee worked for the biggest philandering, cheating, horndog to ever prowl Washington since John F. Kennedy. No president, much less a staffer, treated women worse and used them as his personal sexual appliances than Bill Clinton, her boss, with whom she had daily contact for two years. Yet she said nothing, that we know of. It's a little late Dee Dee to pretend to be outraged when a young staffer acts like a drunken frat boy with a piece of cardboard, when you said nothing as Bill Clinton molested, fondled, and maybe raped his way around Washington with actual, real women.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The harrowing moment a retired university professor dies in an 'assisted suicide' will be shown on television tonight.
Craig Ewert, 59, is filmed turning off his ventilator and taking a lethal dose of drugs washed down with apple juice.
Just minutes before his death, Mary, his wife of 37 years asks him: 'Can I give you a big kiss?' She adds: 'I love you sweetheart so much. Have a safe journey and see you some time.'
Without getting into the whole pointless abortion debate, I value life as much as anybody. That said, dying is every bit as natural as living. With that in mind, shouldn't each of us have the right to die on our own terms without being subjected to the phony heroics of doctors who just want to be heroic?
Hear me. Sixteen year-olds who get dumped by their boyfriends shouldn't be taking their lives but, I believe that people dying of horrible, debilitating diseases from which there is no hope of recovery or of living anything but a painful, tortured existence, should be able, while still lucid, to say goodbye to their loved ones and arrange to go out with some dignity and in control. One look at Terri Shaivo in her decades-long, persistent vegetative state will tell you, that's no way to exist.
As my sister dryly observed during that time, "There's nothing dignified about a persistent vegetative state."
Nobody I know wants to be in that position. Hopelessly ill and completely out of control of their life. What's so wrong with going out on your own terms and sparing your family years of pain and suffering, watching you waste away...I mean if that's what you choose? Televising it? Probably not.
As an objectivist and defender of the concept of the individual, I can't reach any other conclusion but that if you are burdoned with terminal illness and it's your time to go, do it on your own terms.
POZNAN, Poland (AP) - Scientists studying the changing nature of the Earth's climate say they have completed one crucial task—proving beyond a doubt that global warming is real.
Now they have to figure out just what to do about it.
Not so fast, retard....
Fact: the Earth has steadily cooled for the past 10 years.
Fact: CO2 is not a pollutant. How can a compound that is the primary source of food for plants be a pollutant? When nursery operators want their plants to grow faster, they pump CO2 into the greenhouses. How can this vital compound, necessary for life, be a pollutant?
Fact: Climate change is a natural and normal phenomenon.
Fact: as long as sheisters like Al Gore can make money of scaring everybody, global warming will be their issue. As long as the Goreacle can keep people terrified of exhaling, he stands to make billions.
Fact: The ice caps are expanding and thickening, not shrinking and thinning. And those cuddly Polar Bears that eco-kooks tell us are endangered? Their populations are exploding. They're doing just fine.
Do not let these nuts keep scaring you into sacrificing the comforts of 21st Century life in the name of eco-awareness or saving the planet or some such crap. Man-made global warming doesn't exist. Recycle your aluminum cans, not because it's the conscientious thing to do for mother Earth, but because somebody is making a profit from it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - (AP)—Minn. court rejects Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's request to withdraw guilty plea in sex sting.
Dude, once you cop to solicitation, you can never take it back. Did he learn nothing from Bill Clinton? When you are caught red-handed in a moral transgression, deny, deny, deny, until there is overwhelming proof of your guilt. Then, and only then, do you offer a carefully parsed admission along with a heartfelt apology to those who you've hurt by your mistakes.
Monday, December 08, 2008
DETROIT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit's largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.
"We have never seen as midnight an hour as we face this week," the Rev. Charles Ellis told several thousand congregants at a rousing service at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple. "This week, lives are hanging above an abyss of uncertainty as both houses of Congress decide whether to extend a helping hand."
The bailout isn't exactly a helping hand. It's more like a helping hand-OUT. And I believe God helps those who make wise decisions, or at least attempt to. Nobody associated in any way with the American auto industry has made a wise decision for 30years....neither management nor labor. Praying for a government bailout of the industry whose failure you directly contributed to, is like praying for an A+ on a test they you didn't study for. I don't think God looks favorably on slackers. Let 'em fail!
Virtual cookie to the reader who tags the title of this post first. WARNING: if you Google it, you're a slacker.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Amsterdam unveiled plans Saturday to close brothels, sex shops and marijuana cafes in its ancient city center as part of a major effort to drive organized crime out of the tourist haven.
The city is targeting businesses that "generate criminality," including gambling parlors, and the so-called "coffee shops" where marijuana is sold openly. Also targeted are peep shows, massage parlors and souvenir shops used by drug dealers for money-laundering.
Amsterdam not selling sex and drugs is as believable as GM not selling cars......oh wait!
I'm not a proponent of these things, but seriously, would anybody visit Amsterdam if it weren't for the brothels, sex shops, and marijuana cafes? Without all that stuff, it's just another run down European city populated with narcissistic, aging socialists.
When Vegas decided to become family-friendly, tourism and gambling revenue dropped. Now they're back to being a profitable, adult playground. And I predict Amsterdam will do the same thing in a couple of years when they realize that sex and drugs are the only reasons people come there.
Friday, December 05, 2008
This is a hallway in one of the buildings where I work. We were alerted just moments after this guy was filmed coming out of this 4th-floor lab with a computer tucked under his jacket.
Man, these guys are bold.
I love the RPG and how the dude's brow is furrowed in righteous anger. And the scruffy beard characteristic of swarthy middle-eastern men is priceless.
Of course Muslims are shocked, shocked I say. Their whining is described as follows.....
Islamic terrorist militant Lego-style fighting figurines has sparked outrage among Muslims.
The toy mini-figures, made by American Will Chapman, includes a masked terrorist bandit with an assault rifle, grenade launcher and belt of explosives.
Shocked by the playthings, British Muslim organisation the Ramadhan Foundation has branded the figurines “absolutely disgusting”.
Chief executive Mohammed Shafiq said the figures were “glorifying terrorism”.
Gimme a break already! If terrorist perps weren't 99.9% Muslim, and if 99.9% of terrorists acts weren't done in the name of Islam, he might have a point. Savagery, barbarism, and blood-shed are integral parts of Islam as it's practiced by it's hightest profile zealots. That the rest of the world's Islamic practitioners sit on their hands while blood is shed, tells me that while they may not want to saw off the heads of infidels themselves, they agree in principle with the practice of infidel head-sawing.
If my kid were a little younger and into Legos, I'd buy the whole collection.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Drug-addicted prisoners have received compensation because their human rights were breached when they were forced to go cold turkey, it was revealed today.
Around £11,400($16,700USD) was paid to three inmates at Winchester Prison in Hampshire after a court ruled that it was a breach of their human rights to deny them drugs such as heroin and substitute substances.
I have to say, I'm getting a little tired of highlighting stories from the once great UK, pointing out how far our motherland has fallen. Political correctness, dhimmitude, and sheer idiocy have reduced the Empire on which the sun never set, to an embarassing insane asylum where the nutty rule and the normal cower in the dark.
Seriously, how did they come to this?
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
This is just embarassing....
News staff writer
Barack Obama's election as president has generated a number of firsts. The latest may be the creation of a paid holiday in his honor in an Alabama Black Belt county.
At its most recent meeting, the Perry County Commission voted 4-1 to declare the second Monday in November "The Barack Obama Day."
Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., who sponsored the resolution, said flags would be flown on the day and county offices would be closed. He said he hopes county schools also will decide to observe the holiday.
"We moved on that because of the historic nature of his election and the fact that this was a history-making event, having the first African descendent to be (elected) president of the United States," Turner said.
The resolution also contains language to make it difficult, if not impossible, to overturn. It says the Obama Day "shall only be deleted from the county holiday calendar by a majority vote of all the members of the United States Congress, both House and Senate, and a unanimous vote of the Perry County Commission."
This is one of Alabama's poorest counties. The last thing they need to do is give all county workers another paid day off. But everybody has to feel like they are genuflecting appropriately, prostrate before the holy alter of the The Obamessiah.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for Roman Polanski, a fugitive for 30 years in a notorious sex case involving a 13-year-old girl, filed a request Tuesday to dismiss the charge against him because of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.
Poland-born Polanski, 75, has been living in France in self-imposed exile from the United States since fleeing in 1978 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. He was initially indicted on six felony counts and faced up to life in prison. Instead, he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and five other counts were dismissed.
The Hollywood crowd love Polanski and totally dismiss the fact that he raped a 13 year old girl. In case you didn't know, actors don't care how depraved and amoral you are, as long as you can claim to be an "artist". In fact, the more depraved and amoral you are, the better. I hope this dispicable pedophile dies in France having never set foot in the US again.
BOSTON — A Rastafarian man who refused to shave off his beard or cut his hair to comply with Jiffy Lube's employee grooming policy can take his religious discrimination case to trial, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
In 2002, after Jiffy Lube put a new grooming policy in place requiring employees who worked with customers to be clean-shaven, Brown told management that his religion does not permit him to shave or cut his hair. Managers then said Brown could work only in lower bays where he did not have contact with customers.
Brown filed a discrimination lawsuit in state court in 2006.
Since when does being a smelly, dope-addled hippie qualify as a religion? I guess as long as it's not "Christianity", literally any form of deviancy can be protected as "religious freedom" by the courts.
Would you trust this guy to change your oil?
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I'm telling you, I never get tired of hearing about animals injuring humans...expecially hunters...
SEDALIA, Mo. — A Sedalia hunter bagged a big buck on the second day of firearms season, but the kill caused him a lot of pain.
Forty-nine-year-old Randy Goodman said he thought two well-placed shots with his .270-caliber rifle had killed the buck on Nov. 19. Goodman said the deer looked dead to him, but seconds later the nine-point, 240-pound animal came to life.
The buck rose up, knocked Goodman down and attacked him with his antlers in what the veteran hunter called "15 seconds of hell." The deer ran a short distance and went down, and died after Goodman fired two more shots.
Soon Goodman started feeling dizzy and noticed his vest was soaked in blood.
So he reached his truck and drove to a hospital, where he received seven staples in his scalp and was treated for a slight concussion and bruises.
This is the all-time classic clip of a dude getting his ass kicked by a deer. But the funny part is his wife films the whole thing.
Now that's what I call hunting. This guy got a tail-whipping but, at least he wasn't sitting in a tree, half a mile away, with a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand and a sniper rifle in the other. If you take down a deer using close-quarters combat, I'll give you props for being a hunter. Otherwise, you aren't anything but a sniper.
Monday, December 01, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -The mayor of Alabama's largest city, Larry Langford, was arrested Monday on charges of steering millions of dollars of bond work to a friend in exchange for more than $230,000 in bribes that paid his debts for flashy clothes, jewelry and Rolex watches.
[The alleged crimes took place while Lankford was on the Jefferson County Commission. It's no coincidence that partly due to his incompetence, Jefferson County is facing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.]
The charges also include conspiracy, money laundering and filing false tax returns.
Langford, arrested by FBI agents at a beer distributor where he also has a public relations job, appeared in federal court in leg irons and pleaded not guilty through his lawyer.
"I'm going to work today," Langford told reporters outside the courthouse after being freed on $50,000 bond. A Democrat, Langford has said for months that he expected to be indicted in what he referred to as a witchhunt by Republican prosecutors.
I heard a story about Lankford today. There's a guy named Milton McGregor here in Birmingham who runs a dog track down in Montgomery, and he wants Lankford to allow slot-machine betting at the dog track here too. As the story goes, Lankford showed up at McGregor's track in Montgomery and was escorted directly to a particular slot machine that was being guarded by some thug. Lankford pulled the arm of the machine three times and won $325,000....to the shock of dismayed onlookers. Well, now those onlookers have filed a class action suit against McGregor and it named Lankford as the guy getting the preferential treatment.
I swear, if it weren't for New Orleans mayor, Ray "chocolate city" Nagin, Mayor Lankford might be the dirtiest mayor in America. The problem is that the residents of Birmingham voted for Lankford for the same reasons the residents of NO voted for Nagin, despite the fact the he's an utter failure.....race.
Lankford took the relative high-road and blamed republicans, when he could have played the race card and blamed white republicans. I'm sure he'll get around to it at some point.
Side note: The prosecutor, Alice Martin, is also the one who busted HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy and former governor Don Seigleman on similar charges. Man, her star is certainly rising. She'll probably end up in somebody's justice department at the federal level.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I was under the impression that armed guards were there to prevent pirates from seizing the tanker, but maybe that's just me.
Man, how far the once great British Empire has fallen. In just two hundred years, from ruling the seas with colonies on every continent, to running away from a rag-tag band of opium-addicted bandits....pitiful!
Virtual cookie to the reader who remembers first, the source to which I refer in the title of this post.
Friday, November 28, 2008
A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.
The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.
Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.
"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."
This sort of thing happens every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As soon as Wal-Mart pays millions to this poor dude's family(they deserve every penny), maybe other stores will reconsider letting people stampede like dumb animals through the doors to beat everybody to a stupid toy.
If you are one of those idiots who gets up at 3AM, camps out in the mall parking lot, and then rushes the doors of the mall to beat everbody to some deal, then you are of roughly the same intelligence as any herd animal. And it's jerks like you who contribute to this sort of thing every year. Next year, it might be you who gets trampled to death or miscarries your baby as people step on you, racing to grab the last ShamWow.
Idiots! I swear!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.
“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”
Holy crap! You do NOT want to engage a marine sniper.
You can go here and read the whole incredible account.
LOS ANGELES — Rains swept across Southern California Wednesday, bringing flash flood warnings in wildfire burn areas and worries from residents whose homes were spared in recent fires that they could now face destructive mudslides instead.
It can't be worth it.
Virtual cookie to the first reader to name the song referenced in the title.
We all know how not only ignorant of, but hostile to, the US Constitution liberals are but, this is what it says about the President Elect......
“The Constitution provides that on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, electors convene in their respective state capitals. It’s then that they formally elect the President of the United States, based on the general election results.”
So Obama isn't technically the President Elect until after the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. He's just making stuff up.
Did we really just elect a child who likes to play dress-up with grown-up stuff to the office of President?
Her game of dress-up is only slightly more fanciful than Obama's, but he probably gazes into the mirror more.