Day by Day

Friday, July 29, 2005

Hey ACLU!

Come on down! Here's your pimpslap!

And for the few who care

My back is getting better. I ended up in the VA hospital in San Juan on Tuesday. Severe muscular strain, but no damage to the spine. So they gave me good drugs and sent me home. I'm getting better every day, but it's a slow process. I should be up and running good as new in a month.

Grrrrr. Ah well, at least there's no permanent damage.

And from the better late than never file....

From my email:

Former Special Forces soldier Michael Yon has a great report on a HUGE Islamic Terrorist weapons stash that was taken by US and Iraqi forces. Check out this snippet:

The sun finally began to rise and the soldiers started to tally the catch: 26 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles, 28 complete mortar firing systems and nearly 1,500 “mortar bombs."

The soldiers carted away 26 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and several hundred rounds. Sixteen anti-tank mines modified with anti-personnel shrapnel were hidden in couches. Each of those mines could destroy a humvee. The soldiers call these modified mines "Birthday Cakes." There were dozens of assault weapons and machine guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, night vision gear, one bayonet, chemical masks, and more. There was an ID card for an American soldier. And a sword that looked homemade.


Unit76 has the links.

A Must Click link...

...from lgf.

Are you reading DANEgerus every day?

You should. Otherwise you'll miss posts like this:

Environmental groups the reason shuttles are grounded. Gotta read to believe!

Nancy Pelosi's meltdown. The socialists bint goes hot.

Just go there and start scrolling.

Run Dick Run!

REPORTER VOWS TO 'KILL SELF' IF CHENEY RUNS FOR PRESIDENT

But, but.... it's fer the CHIIILLLLLLLLDREN!

Air America. The Left's **snort**snicker**snort** answer to conservative talk radio in this country, has been in the dumps in regards to it's ratings ever since it hit the air. I guess nobody wanted to listen to a bunch of washed-up non-funny comedians ranting and foaming at the mouth. As much as frothing hatred, vile bitterness and howling insanity may fly over at Dumbocratic Underpants, Mainstream America isn't buying. So how is this great bastion of liberal thought being kept afloat, then? Radio stations have to be competitive, and Err America couldn't win a first-grade talent contest.

Well, they're using your tax dollars. And not just ANY tax dollars, oh no. They used tax dollars that were supposed to fund programs for inner city youth.

Yes, only because of a New York Daily News tidbit do we know that Bronx-based Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club nearly shut down major programs recently, because almost $500,000 in governmental grant money was instead diverted to Air America's liberal radio network.

It's taken a mad scramble by area politicians, including Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx) to find a way to keep several programs for disadvantaged children and seniors from disappearing.


Read the entire thing, folks. I'm so damn astounded at this that I can't even manage to mumble "fucking liberals" under my breath. I'm actually so surprised at the foulness and putridness of the Air America crowd that I'm speechless.

Way to go, liberals. Thanks for proving every stereotype of liberals correct. You make my job much easier.

Found via Analog Kid's place.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

It's Open Season on van Goghs

In November, 2004 Theo van Gogh, great-grandson of the brother of Vincent van Gogh, was murdered in broad daylight and used as a human sticky-note in exceedingly gruesome fashion,
"I cannot feel for you ... because I believe you are an infidel."
and now his 14-year old son, Lieuwe, gets to be repeatedly beaten up and taunted in Holland's tolerant public schools.

There is no justice.

Vincent van Gogh, arguably the greatest artist who ever lived, died in 1890 two days after shooting himself in the chest. His last words according to his brother and closest friend, Theo, were: "La tristesse durera toujours." This is French for: "The sadness will last forever."

"...as Islam requires."

Classic stuff from the AP: Power Line: Progress in Britain

Also, spot on re: Judge Roberts: Power Line: Charles Schumer and Lizzie Borden

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

They said we should get our own network.

I grow weary of FoxNews, like all televised news, really, but here's this past Tuesday's numbers:

FOXNEWS GRETA 2,997,000 || FOXNEWS O'REILLY 2,705,000 || FOXNEWS HANNITY/COMES 2,415,000

CNN LARRY KING 765,000 || CNNHN NANCY GRACE 752,000 || CNN PAULA ZAHN 623,000 || CNN AARON BROWN 577,000

MSNBC SCARBOROUGH 462,000 || MSNBC OLBERMANN 318,000 || MSNBC HARDBALL 192,000 || TUCKER 178,000


Ouch.

DRUDGE REPORT 2005

Very Interesting

"Turns out - in the only case in U.S. history of a person successfully prosecuted for leaking classified information to the press - Hillary's husband pardoned the guilty party."

I love a good Study

Unfortunately, this ain't one.



U.S. Immigrants' Health Costs Far Below Native-Born - Yahoo! News

Excerpting:

Countering the belief that immigrants to the United States use more than their share of health-care resources, a new study finds that just the opposite is true.
Strangely, I've never heard that "belief" articulated. Concerns I have heard raised are about the costs of illegal immigrants.

So what about illegals?

The surveys didn't ask questions about immigration status, however, and Mohanty said it's possible they may have missed some undocumented immigrants who were too afraid to answer questions.
Oh.

Also, when I have heard folks speak to this problem, I have never heard it stated in terms of services used. I've heard it stated in terms of who's paying.

Mohanty's team found that immigrants accounted for an average of $1,582 in health costs per year, compared to $2,005 for the native-born. When the researchers adjusted their figures to take into account possible differences between the two groups due to factors such as age and health status, that gap widened to $1,139 for immigrants and $2,546 for the U.S.-born.
Yes, but who's paying?

The "study" doesn't say.

And what was the purpose of this "study"?

According to Mohanty, the research team launched the study to combat the belief that immigrants take advantage of the American health-care system. "We thought there were a lot of popular misconceptions," she said.
Again: oh.

The study findings seem reasonable, said Dr. Mita Sanghavi Goel, an instructor in medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago who studies immigrant health. However, "there is much more research that needs to be done to understand in more detail where the higher costs for U.S.-born people and lower costs for foreign-born people come from," she said. "We need to look at this data with a finer-toothed comb before the debate is settled."
Well, yeah.

Sexy Vegetarians

PETA have announced the winners. I love this part:

[Coldplay frontman] Chris Martin, 28, and his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, made headlines when they gave their 1-year-old daughter, Apple, a vegan birthday cake.
"Apple"

How'd that happen?

"Say, darling, how about we call her 'Belinda'? I do so adore that name."

"Too retro, diddums. Let's celebrate the permeating love of Gaia. Let us call her 'Apple'."

"Oh! I LOVE it! Ooo and love you too!"

"Love you, too!!"

Frank Zappa (daughter Moon Unit, son Dweezil) was just plain weird.

"Apple" is the work of Narcissistic clods.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Is the Media supposed to be telling us the truth or lying to us?

Would it kill the media to do a story or two, like this one, about the actual heros that we have serving in our military? Continuing to not cover these stories is killing any trust ordinary people may have once had in the media. Many, probably a majority of us have family members "over there" fighting for our future. Is the press collectively insane?

Because they earned it

A total of 147 foreign-born US military personnel serving in Iraq gathered inside a former Saddam Hussein palace to be granted US citizenship.

Oriana Fallaci

If you want to truly understand this little war we're engaged in, the stakes, the strategy of the enemy, our strengths and weaknesses, then heed Oriana Fallaci. She is a voice in the wilderness. She has been screaming, "Wake up!" ever since 9-11. For expressing her opinions she is being prosecuted in Europe. Those tolerant Europeans are trying to put an old woman with cancer in jail for the rest of her life for having the temerity to tell the unadulterated truth.

A Carnival of Carnivals

Yippee!

Carnival of Revolutions
"There is no other place I want to be.
Right here, right now.
Watching the world wake up from history."
-- Jesus Jones - 1991

Carnival of Comedy
"I wish my pants would get back from the cleaners. I forgot to wear underwear today."

Carnival of the Capitalists
"This week's edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists is presented using dynamic tables. You may click upon any of the column headings below to sort this week's contributions according to blog name, post title, category and description. If you're using a modern web browser, the table will automatically rearrange itself according to the heading you selected!"

Carnival of Liberty
"Stating one's opinion is, or should be, protected under the First Amendment (or at least it was until McCain-Feingold)"

Carnival of Recipes
"Some of the best recipes are born from desperation"

Carnival of Personal Finance
"The next black Tuesday will happen, just like the next earthquake, the question is when. It's worth it every once and a while to pretend it is tomorrow and see what kind of shape you'd be in."

Carnival of Cars
"Trying to explain blogging to my non-blogger friends is hard; trying to explain blogging the Carnival of Cars is nigh on impossible. That said, who cares if they don't get it? We do, and since we're the ones reading and writing its substance, that's all that matters."

Carnival of Stories
"The Americans had bombed a university building in Tehran. It was quite unexpected. It was later announced by the U.S. Secretary of State that the Pentagon had intelligence showing the facility was being used to conduct secret nuclear development which was about to give Iran their first nuclear weapon. Certainly, the fact that much of downtown Tehran was now polluted with a fine layer of dust that made Geiger counters squeal excitedly seemed to bear out the American line. Others had their doubts. Al Jazeera showed much of the Middle East erupting in riots. The Arab Street was said to believe that the US had nuked Iran. The Ayatollahs raged against the Great Satan."

Carnival of Tiny Stories
"Anitra searched for an immortal man who shared her ability to transform into a beast. News reports about brutal Portland murders attracted her and, disguised as a private eye, she interviewed the suspect. But he was a poser, lying for attention. The lies hurt more than loneliness, and Anitra ripped his heart out in frustration. - the end"

Carnival of Tomorrow
"Of course, a system that's easy on mutations across the board may allow many more bad mutations into the genome than good ones. Could we be looking at the beginning of de-evolution?"

No blogging from me for a while

My damn back has gone out on me again. I'm going to be doping myself up and doing as little as possible until I heal up.

Getting old sucks.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Just for Gits and Shiggles...

Drumwaster always has a quiz or two on his blog.

First up:

I am 14% Hippie.
So Not a Hippie.
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I’ll back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don’t stink, man.


Ha! That THAT Drum, ya friggin' HIPPY!

And then:

I am 36% White Trash.
Not Too White Trashy
The white trash in my blood will not keep me from becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but it will keep me from a good haircut and any sort of fashion sense.


I admit to wearing a mullet when I was 12. After that, I came to my senses. I will admit to nothing else. And who wants to be a lawyer anyways? Some people look down at white trash. EVERYBODY looks down at lawyers. What's that say, hmmmmmmmm?

And last but not least:

I am 56% Asshole/Bitch.
Sort of Assholy or Bitchy!
I am abrasive, some people really hate me, but there may be a group of other tight knit assholes and bitches that I can hang out with and get me. Everybody else? Fuck ‘em.


And I took this test on a good day!