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Thursday, February 24, 2005

What, again?

What is it with so called "main stream" journalists who continue to try to prove that bloggers aren't as super special as they are?

In truth, "blogs" are nothing more than a relatively new way of distributing information, just as radio, television, newsprint, and conventional Web sites once were. Blogs differ from other media in that they provide links for easy referencing, they're more easily and quickly updated (and, consequently, many times less carefully edited), they allow for more interaction between reader and publisher, and there's virtually no barrier to entry — meaning just about anyone can start his or her own blog. You don't need to win the approval of an editor. You don't need start-up money from a publisher. You don't need a radio tower.

Bloggers also can operate outside the "rules" and standards — in terms of attribution, verification of sources, objectivity and concerns for libel and lawsuits — that are supposed to govern traditional journalism.


Now, I don't even own a TV right now, and I've never had cable, so I don't really watch Fox News. So I have no idea who this Radley Balko is, and I've never heard of his blog "The Agitator". But what Mr. Balko fails to note is that if the Has-Been Media actually operated under the rules that they were supposed to, we wouldn't have CBS's Memogate, or the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times. What I get from Mr. Balko is nothing more than an egotistical sense that we bloggers should just stay where we belong and not bother the ivory tower that he and the rest of the establishment media lives.

What a crock.

For one, the blogosphere has never tried to be the same as the Lame-Stream media. We don't want to be like Mr. Balko and his cohorts. However, if the Mass Media had been doing what journalists are SUPPOSED to be doing, political blogs and media watching blogs would have never come into being. They would be nothing but efforts by fringe lunatics like DU. But when a blog is the first piece of media to break a story about a presidential affair, when a blog is the first to show that one of the major broadcasting networks is hoisting a fraud on American TV viewers, then I'd say that you had better start giving those people running blogs some credit. By downplaying blogs, Mr. Balko is in effect playing up the so-called Mainstream Media. And right now, the Mainstream Media carries as much significance with me as a dusty pile of rat droppings, and my opinion of them is dropping on a daily basis.

Mr. Balko is just the latest in a long line of has-been media clowns to try and put down the blogosphere. He won't be the last, and he'll be just as wrong as the rest of them. I'd say I'm surprised that a member of Fox News would be just another ignorant asshole, but I'm not.

Because they're part of the Has-Been Media themselves.

Here we go again

Oh yay. Yet another lawsuit by a bunch of liberal crapweasels who want to tell America how to live and how to act.

A consumer group has filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration for failing to make good on a 20-year-old promise to consider regulating salt in the food supply.


Let's look at that paragraph, shall we? Especially this part: "for failing to make good on a 20-year-old promise to consider regulating salt in the food supply". Who's to say that the FDA didn't consider regulating salt and deciding not to? No, this lawsuit is filled with weasel words, and it's not that the FDA didn't consider regulating salt in food, it's that the FDA chose NOT to regulate it, and that's what has got this group of arrogant fucknozzles pissed off.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (search), the watchdog group behind the lawsuit, salt consumption (search) for adults in America has drifted upwards over the past three decades. The group estimates that the daily consumption of salt is near 4,000 mg per day — nearly twice the recommended amount.


Uh huh. And how do they get around to figuring these numbers out? Who the hell knows? None of their research is available, which causes me to utter "BULLSHIT!" on a frequent basis. Show the proof, or shut the hell up, I say!

The CSPI says that packaged food nutrition labels have failed to reduce Americans’ sodium intake to recommended levels, and that cutting the nation’s sodium intake could substantially reduce the incidence of health problems associated with high blood pressure.


And The RDBDS (Raging Dave Bullshit Detecting Society) would like to point out just HOW this group of busybodies, nosey shitstains, and egocentric cases of cranial-rectal impaction want to lower your salt intake:

By preventing you from getting any salt. Regulating it. Withholding it based on what THEY want you to eat. And getting the government to do all the work for them.

What happens when they decide that beer is bad for you? Or how about red meat? What happens then? Another lawsuit, with this group of liberal fucktards telling you how to live once again "for your own good"?

You can go read the rest if you want to, it's all the same bullshit. Here's what I want to point out - we've already had lawsuits agains tobacco, lawsuits against fast food, and now a lawsuit against the FDA for not regulating salt. All in the name of "The Public Health", or "The Common Good", or "I get my jollies forcing people to do stupid crap through lawsuits" or something else like that. Here's what these morons refuse to take into consideration: We know that something might be bad for us, AND WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN! I know that tobacco and alcohol are bad for me, but if you try to take away my cigar and scotch, you're going to have a fight on your hands, and I won't be playing fair. The people who would force the government to dictate what you eat are the same people who would remove anything that they might find offensive, even if you're willing to take the risks. Thomos Sowell calls these people "The Safety Police". They're going to keep you safe if you want them to or not, and they're going to intrude into your life as much as possible in order to do it.

And at the root of all of this is one thing: Power. If they can get the government to tell you want to eat, then they have defacto enforced THEIR way of life onto YOU. They have exerted their power over you, and they've done it in a way that you can't retaliate. They've come into your kitchen and taken the sodium chloride right off of your spice shelf, because THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO HAVE IT, so by damn, they'll take it away from you, and they want to make sure that you can't do a damn thing about it.

Scratch a Democrat, find a dictator. You just have to know what you're looking for. And people who would presume to tell you how to live are as worthless as a three month old pile of dog shit.

But they have more disgusting attributes.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Cold Fury nails it

Yeah, again. I think I might just print it out and leave copies of it lying around town, because it's that damn good.

And yet Will is firmly convinced that he’s the one who really, truly “supports the troops.” Support them, hell; he doesn’t even respect them. It’s kind of hard to credibly claim you “support” some group or other when you’re sneering down your nose at them, or pitying their shameful ignorance.

But tell me, does the arrogance of that approach sound at all familiar? It should by now; we’ve heard plenty of it over the years, and the latest incarnation (besides Will’s, I mean) surfaced just after the ‘04 election, with the phrase “they (meaning red-state Americans) voted against their own best interests.”

Well, thanks a lot for coming down from the mountaintop to render that enlightened judgment, fellas. And I’se sho’ the soldiers would want to thanks you too for not laughing right out loud at they po’ ign’ant selfs, Marse Will. I take that tone advisedly; liberal condescension reminds me of nothing so much as the old slave-owner’s rationalization that the Negro actually needed slavery because without it, he was too darn stupid to be counted on to come in out of the rain. The difference between that attitude and the one these Lefties are taking with soldiers—and anybody notice how often they refer to these mostly in-their-20s men and women as “kids” or “children,” by the way?—is one only of degree.


It's a long one, but well worth it. And check out the comments........ Some lefties just love proving conservative bloggers right.

Why I believe the Constitution is not "living"

Because of things like this.

At issue is whether governments can forcibly seize homes and businesses, for private economic development. Under a practice known as eminent domain, a person's property may be condemned and the land converted for a greater "public use." It has traditionally been employed to eliminate slums, or to build highways, schools or other public works.

The New London case tests the muscle of local and state governments to raise what they see as much-needed revenue, which they argue serves a greater "public purpose."


Anyone remember Hillary, standing with her fellow communists and declaring "We're going to take things away from you for the greater good!"? Well, when you have no problem wiping your ass on the Constitution, much like Hillary and the rest of the Democrats, it doesn't take much of a strech of the imagination to figure out that in a communist's mind, the "greater good" trumps just about everything, including your property rights.

Think I'm kidding? They've already done what they can to remove the 2nd Amendment, and much of the 1st.

-I cannot carry a gun in the Democrat strongholds of California or Massachusetts.
-Prayer in schools is discouraged and even prohibited in many areas, even if the person praying doesn't try to lead others in prayer.
-The word "God" and the Ten Commandments are being obliterated from any kind of public setting. The City of Los Angeles even changed the city's seal to remove a cross from it! Perhaps someone needs to remind Los Angeles that it's actual name is "La Ciudad de la Riena de Los Angeles", which translates to "The City of the Queen of the Angels", which definately has religious connotations. Might I suggest a new name: The Stinky Shithole in Southern California. SSSC.
-"Hate Speech" legislation. 'Nuff said. And note who determines what hate speech is! Certainly not the average Joe on the street, but the Democrats who created this abortion of legislation.

That's just a few examples for ya. I'm sure you can come up with quite a few more.

The Donks want Hillary in '08

And they'll probably get her. But if, and that's the big IF, the truth about Hillary gets out, she has no chance of winning.

What truth would that be, you ask?

DANEgerus has the scoop. Two Scoops, in fact.

All this information needs to be tucked away, because if that lying, military hating wench ever gets into thw White House, it would be worse than John F. Kerry.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Avaricious Backroom Bush Boys Update

The blind eye that the Bush Administration turned to fraud at Enron and Worldcom didn't stop there.

There's HealthSouth, too:

Henze, an assistant vice president of finance, testified she told her supervisor, then-assistant controller Ken Livesay, that the big jumps "looked very suspicious" and that she suspected "something was going on."

Henze said she was transferred to the information technology division for about a year after reporting her suspicions of fraud, but she has since returned to the accounting office, where she is currently vice president of finance.
Nothing like the election of a Republican to bring out the greed in people...

Just back from maternity leave in spring 1999, Diana Henze said she noticed a $60 million jump in net income and a boost of 14 cents in earnings per share as quarterly reports were being put in final form. She'd noticed odd numbers in 1998, too.

Prosecutors allege [CEO Richard] Scrushy was behind a scheme to overstate HealthSouth earnings by some $2.7 billion from 1996 through '02. Scrushy made millions off the conspiracy by keeping stock prices high, they charge.
Oh.

1996.

1998.

1999.

"Nevermind."



FOXNews.com - HealthSouth Witness: Fraud Suspected in '98

Blood Boiler Alert

Serenity now!

One girl wrote that she believes Jacobs is "being forced to kill innocent people" and challenged him to name an Iraqi terrorist, concluding, "I know I can't."

Another girl wrote, "I strongly feel this war is pointless," while a classmate predicted that because Bush was re-elected, "only 50 or 100 [soldiers] will survive."

A boy accused soldiers of "destroying holy places like mosques."
FOXNews.com - NYC Kids Send Anti-War Letters to Soldier

Monday, February 21, 2005

Damn! DAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMN!

One more good man is down.

Go offline for a bit and the world changes. But as Kim already knows, it changes a bit more when people you know are involved.

I do agree with him, however.

I'm laughing my ass off

OK, so I get onto the blog page to see what's happening. I see huge amounts of comments. I go and check to see what they are, and I see that it's the infantile cut-and-paste bullshit that the Left seems to love. Or maybe they just can't do any better than that.

Anyways, I start deleting. I stop counting at 150 comments that I delete. Takes me about 10 minutes, all in all.

Then I do the math. Given as how I stopped counting at 150, that's the number I'll go with. They were all from the same IP. Haloscan will not let you post less than 30 seconds apart.

That means that this stupid little shithead spent well over 75 minutes cutting and pasting, cutting and pasting, probably screaming out his favorite leftist mantra of the day, spittle hitting the computer screen, while his acne-crusted face reflected the glow of the screen (probably the only UV light he's gotten in a while!)

Over an HOUR! Sweet Jesus, what kind of loser keeps cutting and pasting for OVER AN HOUR and still can't come up with something original? I've shared this with my mom and my wife, and we're all laughing our asses off!

What a loser. You can tell he's allied with the Democrats.

Stranger Than Fiction


Will Register Voters for Crack


He was working for someone who was working for the NAACP.

Power Line

I'm sorry -- did I startle you???

Freedom of Expression...

..the Leftist Way:



That's a bench on the grounds of a Methodist church in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

I guess I can see the point, given how much the Methodist Church has tied up in ChevronTexaco stock...

No Blood for Authentic Jewelry** !

Someone get Dr. Dean on the line.

"It is my civic duty as a Lebanese to take part in this uprising," said Youssef Mukhtar, a 47-year-old engineer. "Enough bloodshed and disasters. It is the 21st century, and people should be able to govern themselves. The situation has become unbearable and we have to regain our country."
Self-determination is contagious.

Thousands in Lebanon Protest Government

I like this excerpt:
In Damascus, Arab League chief Amr Moussa said Syria will "soon" take steps to withdraw its army from Lebanese areas in accordance with a 1989 agreement. It was not clear whether that meant Syria would completely leave Lebanon as demanded by the international community.
How woeful is the "international community" - demanding something for 16 years??

**Authentic Jewlery is Lebanon's chief export.