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Friday, June 10, 2005

JN36TN license plate is too religious according to state

Burlington Vermont - JN36TN license plate is too religious according to state

The Scream



Israel is outside the box.

Israel is considering using an unusual new weapon against Jewish settlers who resist this summer's Gaza Strip evacuation — a device that emits penetrating bursts of sound that leaves targets reeling with dizziness and nausea.

Security forces could employ the weapon to overcome resistance without resorting to force, their paramount aim.
Interesting, but what's with the "paramount aim" thing?



FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Israel May Use New Weapon on Settlers

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Regurge, Democrat Style

Why anyone would be talking about Terrell Owens and Desperate Housewives these days is beyond me, but this guy is, as is this guy.

Excerpt:

Perhaps it is just sheer hypocrisy, I don't know. But, the fact is that somebody in the red states is watching Will and Grace and somebody is watching Girls Gone Wild and a whole bunch of somebodies are downloading pornography. I'm sure they tut-tut those terrible liberals while they pass the popcorn and laugh over The Bachelor's latest catfight. The biggest hit of the TV season is the sexually adventurous Desperate Housewives and it ain't just because people in New York and LA are watching it.

Hypocrisy seems to be a requirement these days for American citizenship.
Silly, and simple.

If everyone who voted for John Kerry in red states Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio watched the next episode of Desperate Housewives, it'd be the most watched television show EVER.

Ever.

Let's flip the warped thinking around, 'kay?

Democrats advocate better education. Democrats advocate economic justice. Democrats advocate peaceful living.

Yet if you search America to find the rancid elixir composed of illiteracy, poverty, and violence, where do you find it?

In America's blue-voting Cities, which have been under the control of Democrats for 40 years, that's where.

Whaddya think?

"Hypocrisy"?

Once in a while...

...you get a peek into a crevice of someone's character and you kinda tilt your head and say "hunh?". I'm tilting at present, having read John Hawkins on breast feeding in public. Bizarre.

Janice Rogers Brown

Here she is:

Curiously, in the current dialectic, the right to keep and bear arms – a right expressly guaranteed by the Bill of Rights – is deemed less fundamental than implicit protections the court purports to find in the penumbras of other express provisions. (citations omitted) But surely, the right to preserve one’s life is at least as fundamental as the right to preserve one’s privacy. [Concurring opinion in Kasler, 2 P.3d at 602]
I say long live our political differences -- keeps the government from moving too fast.

But what kind of nummie takes issue with that excerpt?

People for the American Way dislike her. That gives some people comfort.

Moi aussi.

Sweet Rachel's Redux



lgf: Guess Who's Coming to LA

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena

Neat site

In my not so humble opinion...

George Soros can fucking rot in hell.

Why the fuck do we allow a European Socialist to meddle in American affairs? Judging by the fact that Soros and the Democrat Party are joined at the hip, Soros is going to be in American politics for years to come. That should scare people. He's made billions across the world, and now that he's made his money he sees no reason for anyone to make any money for themselves. He's backing Left-wing fanatics, loons, moonbats, shitheels, cockwads, jizzbubbles, and even worse (like Hillary Clinton) with his money, and now he's trying to enforce his twisted view onto the WTC memorial. When can we break out the tar and feathers for this shithead>

Found at DANEgerus.

Another Blogger gets Fired

Here's a question - Why is it whenever you hear about a blogger getting fired because of their blog, it's always a conservative blogger?

I mean, Acidman, Gay Patriot, now Joe.... how many liberal bloggers have been fired because of their blogs? None that I've heard of.

Found at RNS.

Strange



A vintage blue taxicab converted into a seagoing vessel and carrying several Cuban immigrants was intercepted Tuesday off Key West by the Coast Guard.

But that's not the strange part. What is odd is that the Coast Guard is still searching for the flotilla of Americans risking death to gain asylum in Castro's Eden of literacy, free health care, and Bushlessness.

Just as Busy as a Donkey

Suggest you scroll here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Speed, technology have reduced mortality among U.S. troops

This is a great, great, great article.

Howard Dean's Long Slippery Slide...

...into irrelevance continues:

Three top fundraisers at the Democratic National Committee have resigned at a time when its chairman, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, has come under fire from fellow Democrats for controversial comments and his Republican counterpart has raised more than twice as much money.

Democratic sources link the resignations to Dean’s decision to focus on raising money in small increments through the Internet, as he did during his 2004 presidential bid, and building up the party’s grassroots infrastructure while paying little attention to major Democratic donors.

But other Democrats say the first several months after a party’s losing presidential campaign are naturally a time of transition and it will take time for committee officials to get their “sea legs.”

Dean’s defenders also note that DNC fundraising is ahead of where it was at this point after the last presidential election, when Democrats could still raise unlimited amounts of soft money.
Hillary has him right where she wants him. He was competition for 2008 so she got him out there where "opening his mouth and removing all doubt" was a requirement, and the bleating little bumblestick foolishly obliged her.



See ya! Wouldn't wanna be ya.

Fundraisers jilt Dean

Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student

Absolutely classic.



''I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction," Kerry said yesterday in a written response to questions, noting that he has previously acknowledged that he spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies.

Kerry's weak grades came despite years of education at some of the world's most elite prep schools, ranging from Fessenden School in Massachusetts to St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.

It is noteworthy, however, that Kerry received a high honor at Yale despite his mediocre grades: He was chosen to deliver his senior class oration, a testament to his reputation as a public speaker. He delivered a speech questioning the wisdom of the Vietnam War, in which he would soon see combat.

Kerry gradually improved his grades, averaging 81 in his senior year. His highest single grade was an 89, for a political science class in his senior year. Despite his slow start, he went on to be a top student at Naval Candidate School, command a patrol boat in Vietnam, graduate from law school, and become a prosecutor, lieutenant governor, US senator, and presidential candidate.
In fairness, my freshman grades sucked too, though in my case, my Dad told me:

"D stands for 'Don't expect me to pay for next year unless you do better'."

Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student

Monday, June 06, 2005

From the Rose Garden

Okay so some of the rosebushes are dead and others are blackspotted -- nonetheless, great conditions for photography Saturday morning. Today's topic: Droplets on Lamb's Ears.



Zooming in:



And in a bit more:



I just cannot seem to come up with the nine hundred bucks I need for a good Nikon digital that will work with my lenses, elsewise I'd macrophotograph my way to bankruptcy.

Kerry to begin impeachment proceedings

Along with Ralph Nader, Al Jazeera, and Democratic Underpants:

Kerry said of the memo: “When I go back [to Washington] on Monday, I am going to raise the issue. I think it’s a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues here at home. And it’s amazing to me the way it escaped major media discussion. It’s not being missed on the Internet, I can tell you that."
Seared.

Right Thinking from the Left Coast

And then there is this from the NRO piece Lee linked to:

Of course, the memo simply contains the impressions of an aide of the impressions of British-cabinet officials of the impressions of unnamed people they spoke to in the United States about what they thought the president was thinking. It is sad when hearsay thrice-removed raises this kind of ruckus, especially since a version had been reported three years ago. As smoking guns go, it is not high caliber.."
Oy!

"Make Capitalism History"

Classic stuff out of, ummm, Europe.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Natalee



Toleja this would be a huge story.

Here is a recently-reported story about a woman who was found hiding in Kentucky after going missing in Texas seven years ago. It's amazing how many people vanish without a trace.

One thing about those "Liberals"...

...mentioned in the comments a couple posts back:

It seems to me that today's American Leftists today really AREN'T "Liberals". A true "Liberal", in the classic sense of the word, would revile the idea that (in the context of The Issue of Our Time) American prosperity trumps human rights elsewhere. "NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE" really meant something when it was being shouted by Liberals demanding an end to profits gained by investment in Apartheid. Today it's a slogan that Leftists yammer when they want to appear like they are seeking justice when what they really want is their lattes, chardonnays, mountain bikes, and Pell Grants and who really gives a shit if someone elsewhere cuts the tongues out of mouths that dare to utter dissent?

To be fair, that's a stance that has been taken by many of all political flavors over the years, and I am not necessarily convinced that it is either right or wrong.

The point is that "Eff the oppressed over there -- we're running up debt and cutting Arts programs!" is a distinctly illiberal view of America's role in the world.

Who we see today where the Liberals used to be are:

a) politicians and other shysters who know they can make a buck if they say the right words,

b) young people who think they understand the world, and

c) Leftists -- anti-property, anti-religion, anti-profits, anti-industrial Leftists.

Ain't a whole lot of Liberals around anymore, it seems to me.

George W. Bush - Avatar of Liberty

Johnathan R. at GOP Bloggers brings attention to the following news report from Azerbaijan:

About 10,000 opposition protesters chanted "Freedom!" and carried pictures of President Bush as they marched across Azerbaijan's capital Saturday, urging the government of this U.S. ally to step down and allow free parliamentary elections this year.


In anticipation of an in kind response from the left similar to their response to the Lebananese rally demanding an end to Syrian occupation (that has already taken place) which they vociferously denied had anything to do with liberation of Iraq or George W. Bush I present the following photo from Publius Pundit with accompanying text:



Some 10,000 anti-government protestors rallied in the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan calling for regime change in the former Soviet republic on Saturday.

In the first opposition rally not to have been crushed by police since 2003 presidential polls ended in violence, protestors carried signs with the phrase “we want freedom” superimposed onto portraits of US president George W.
Bush.


The Azeri government has, in the past few weeks, really cracked down on opposition leaders and arrested hundreds of people.

So while the mainstream media in this country desperately attempts to turn Iraq into Vietnam by showing only our set backs and rarely if ever even acknowledging our successes, they have no influence over peoples affected by oppressive rule that have been inspired by our success in Iraq and Afghanistan and the free elections that same success has afforded those we have have liberated.

Reading the Words

With the Left desperately trying to pretend that they are a political ideology actually worthy of some respect, I think that the efforts of Mr. de Havilland and Mr. Shirazi cannot be spread out enough. There are too many people who forget that just a few years ago, the Left was doing anything and everything in it's power to prevent American success in the War on Terror. Mr. Shirazi has helpfully dug up some of the arguments the Left presented. Does anyone remember the "Afgan Pipeline" argument that the Leftists tried to put forward?

The antiwar press in Britain, however, was sane and rational when compared with the Asia Times, which describes itself as “a quality Internet-only publication” that looks at issues “from an Asian perspective”. Many of its articles, nonetheless, are written by authors whose names have a decidedly un-Asian ring to them, such as Pepe Escobar, a tawdry hack who styles himself as a “roving” international correspondent. In addition to flirting with 9-11 conspiracy stories, Escobar had no doubt whatever that the real objective of the military campaign in Afghanistan was to enable the construction of an oil pipeline from central Asia to the coast of Pakistan, thereby giving the US access to a vital non-OPEC oil source. Three years later the pipeline was triumphantly unveiled: unfortunately for “Pipeline Pepe” its route does not pass anywhere near Afghan territory, as indicated by the map helpfully printed in his article.


And yet, the Left will not admit that they were wrong, nor will they abandon the type of thinking that allowed them to be suckered into believing the pipeline story. Because at the root of their thinking, the USA is evil and any story that reinforces their point of view, no matter how preposterous, is held up as an example of just how bad they think the USA is.

Now the Left is trying to pretend that they never got suckered by that story, or any of the other stories that vindicated their drug-addled worldview. They're trying to pretend that they wanted the USA to win all along, and we need to hold up their words and rub their damn noses in it.