Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What could go wrong?

San Francisco spent $800,000 last year for 2 million syringes to be given free to drug abusers in the hope that users would turn in old syringes and help lessen the spread of blood-borne diseases.

As of today they don’t even have any reliable data on how many used syringes were actually returned. Surprise.

People are beginning to notice that the city’s parks are becoming dumping grounds for used syringes. Surprise.

Someone remarks that "people with used needles don’t have much civic consciousness - especially when they’re high." Surprise.

So why not place "biohazard boxes" in the park so users could drop their used syringes there?

No, a parks spokesman says, "Many people are completely against that route. The questions are: ‘Do we really want them in the bathrooms? What if a kid popped one open or they were vandalized?’ "

Mayor Gavin Newsom is steaming mad. Surprise?

Meanwhile, since it's working so well in San Francisco, New Jersey is deciding to do the same thing.

The good wife

All-Time Movie Grosses

I wonder when Hollywood will figure out that nudity and gratuitous violence are not required to make successful movies. Here’s the top 15 all-time grossing movies....

1 Titanic $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars $460,998,007 1977
3 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554 1982
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace $431,088,301 1999
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812 2006
7 Spider-Man $403,706,375 2002
8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577 2005
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,027,325 2003
10 Spider-Man 2 $373,585,825 2004
11 The Passion of the Christ $370,782,930 2004
12 Jurassic Park $357,067,947 1993
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $341,786,758 2002
14 Finding Nemo $339,714,978 2003
15 Spider-Man 3 $336,027,292 2007

Source

Citizens leaving U.K.

Increasing numbers of people are taking the decision to move overseas as a result of the UK’s current immigration policy, according to www.globalvisas.com, a specialist immigration consultancy that provides immigration advice and visa services.

World is Ending

When the New York Times reports that the Iraq War is becoming more and more likely to be winnable, you know that the end of the world is nigh.

Miss Arab World

Women from across the Arab world came together to compete in the Miss Arab World contest in Cairo - with Miss Bahrain, Wafa Yaqoop, being crowned the winner.

UFO over England

Well it happened again. Upwards of 100 people simultaneously saw the same UFOs - this time hovering over Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. All those witnesses should make it a pretty credible flare-free account right? Of course not - doubters will be doubters. Story and photo here.

Ban Printers!

An investigation of dozens of laser printers revealed that almost 30 per cent emit potentially dangerous levels of tiny toner-like material into the air.

- I wonder which printer company will be sued first -


Monday, July 30, 2007

Data Mining

The Leftists are against data mining because they are afraid they will be overhead talking to their dealers while ordering more cocaine, crack, heroin, or pot. That’s what they mean when they say Bush wants to create a police state.

Immigration Counters

Check it out here

Father’s Rights

In the heartbreaking Melinda Smith case, a San Diego father and daughter were needlessly separated by the foster care system for over a decade. Last week, Los Angeles County settled a lawsuit over the case for an undisclosed sum.

- fathers are only sperm donors and sources of monetary support -

Police State


Isn’t it funny how the leftists proclaim that the Republicans are turning America into a police state? In reality it’s the leftists who are relentlessly assaulting the First and Second Amendments. Their hate crime laws have nothing to do with hate but is simply a method of silencing critics under threat of criminal prosecution. And leftist attempts to legislate gun control is a typical totalitarian tactic used across the globe to ensure a lack of dissent.



- I won't say anything about anti-smoking laws since Hitler is credited with starting it all back in the 1930's -

Did you know?

The top four most polluted U.S. cities in terms of smog are all in California. They are Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Visalia-Porterville, and Fresno.

Source: The American Lung Association

Remember when computers were expensive?

Theory of Everything

Contrary to what many physicists have claimed in the popular press, we have had a Theory of Everything for about thirty years. Most physicists dislike this Theory of Everything because it requires the universe to begin in a singularity. That is, they dislike it because the theory is consistent only if God exists, and most contemporary scientists are atheists. They don’t want God to exist, and if keeping God out of science requires rejecting physical laws, well, so be it.

Marfa Lights

Nice video here of the famous Marfa Lights out in west Texas

Reason #323 why we should get out of Iraq

An Iraqi power plant rebuilt with tens of millions of U.S. dollars fell into disrepair once transferred to the Iraq government, according to the U.S. office that tracks reconstruction spending.

- what a bunch of miserable people -

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Obama Thug Arrested

An intern working for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign was arrested Friday at the Des Moines airport after authorities flagged an outstanding arrest warrant for aggravated battery in Illinois.

Interesting Stats

Jimmy Carter
Inflation rate - 14%
Unemployment - 7.8%
Prime Rate - 21.5% (highest on record)

George W. Bush
Inflation rate - 2.7%
Unemployment - 4.5%
Prime Rate - 8.25%

Source

Ron Paul

I’m beginning to like this guy. Here's a few facts about him.


A Canadian Doctor Describes How Socialized Medicine Doesn’t Work

I was once a believer in socialized medicine. As a Canadian, I had soaked up the belief that government-run health care was truly compassionate. What I knew about American health care was unappealing: high expenses and lots of uninsured people.

My health care prejudices crumbled on the way to a medical school class. On a subzero Winnipeg morning in 1997, I cut across the hospital emergency room to shave a few minutes off my frigid commute.

True, government bureaucrats would be able to cut costs — but only by shrinking access to health care, as in Canada, and engendering a Canadian-style nightmare of overflowing emergency rooms and yearlong waits for treatment.

Hate Crimes

"Hate-crimes laws are based on the fallacious premise that we may be punished for our thoughts and feelings, not just our actions. And insisting the state has the ability to look into our hearts and minds and adjust the contents is a very dangerous line to cross. It gives legislators, the courts, and human-rights tribunals far too much power to decide what emotions and beliefs are acceptable and, more ominously, which are not. Such power will inevitably be corrupted to the service of keeping legitimate opposition quiet."

** Lorne Gunter, Canadian columnist

Quote

"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."

** Gregory Bateson

U.S. - Mexico Deal?

Was U.S.-Mexico Deal Behind Border Patrol Convictions?

Judicial Watch was in federal court this week in its ongoing effort to obtain potentially damaging information from the U.S. government regarding Mexico’s role in the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot an illegal immigrant drug smuggler.

Termite Control

We can use all the fancy terms we want such as "violent Islamist extremists", or "Islamic terrorists", or "terrorists" in accordance with Gordon Brown’s tough stand, or "Muslim terrorists".

Point is they are termites gnawing away at our culture, our secular rule of law just as termites gnaw at the foundation and structure of your home. Now, tell me - truthfully - would you even consider "negotiating" with the termites? Even once.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Changing Face of Europe

Across Europe, the Continent’s fastest-growing religion is establishing its public presence after decades in basements and courtyards, changing not only the architectural look of cities, but also their social fabrics.

Hailed by many as a sign of Muslim integration, the phenomenon is also feared as evidence of a parallel Islamic world threatening Europe’s Christian culture.

Liberal bias

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush "except in extraordinary circumstances."

- 'extraordinary circumstances' can be translated as 'liberal leaning' -

Princess Diana

Feminist Germaine Greer has caused outrage in Australia for calling the late Princess of Wales, "slow", "devious" and "disturbingly neurotic."

- personally, I always saw her as a spoiled brat -


Are we Alone?

A woman takes a picture of something strange in the sky near Memphis. The story includes a video. It doesn't look like a cloud to me.

Suckers

Well, it’s official, bottled water companies like Aquafina have confessed. They have been selling ordinary tap water in pretty plastic bottles.

And people have been buying it at a price higher than gasoline. Suckers.

Massachusetts Health Care

Massachusetts is seeing another problem that can happen when public healthcare policies are based on feel good politics, rather than careful examinations of the facts and correctly defining the problems they profess to hope to solve. We could have predicted this...and, in fact, did less than two months ago.

- I wonder what Michael Moore would say? -

P.C. Alert!

The call letters KUNT have landed at a yet-unbuilt low-power digital television station in Wailuku, Maui.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Stephen Glass, Liberal Liar

Every profession has its share of scandals, hoaxes and con men. And journalism is no exception. Even the New York Times was victimized a few months ago when it was discovered that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had plagiarized quotes and fabricated material in more than 35 of his articles. But before Jayson Blair, there was Stephen Glass.

- do we see a pattern here? -

O.M.G. !!

Education Department report...

• At all grade levels, rural students did better on national science tests than children in cities and performed about the same as suburban students.

• In math, rural kids did better than urban students at every grade level.

• Rural fourth- and eighth-graders read better than their urban peers. In high school, rural kids read about as well as kids in cities.

- who says rednecks are dumb? -

Baghdad

"The situation is more than desperate," said Mr. White, who described how Christians in Baghdad have been told to convert to Islam or be killed. Hundreds of those who could not afford to flee the country are living in churches without adequate food or water, he said.

- remind me not to convert to Islam -

How Democrats win Elections

King County prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against seven people in what a top official described as the worst case of voter-registration fraud in state history, while the organization they worked for agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation.The seven submitted about 1,800 registration cards last fall on behalf of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which had hired them at $8 an hour to sign people up to vote, according to charging documents filed in Superior Court.

Going Skiing?

A backlash quickly emerged after the Telluride (Colorado) Town Council adopted a resolution last week calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

"It’s huge, unbelievable," said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. "Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The (town) Web site is flooded with people saying they’re canceling their vacations here."

- instant karma -

Ask a Mexican

"Arellano is hilarious, and his columns are smart, well-researched and subversive. That said, I couldn’t help but think that if we ran his column in our paper, an angry mob would storm our offices and lynch us. "¡Ask a Mexican!" might be fine for Southern California, but we all know our little Burque has a conservative streak. Arellano’s brand of humor would most likely make a lot of readers very, very angry."


Did you know?

According to Polish writer, Nina Witoszek, people who have lived under Communist regimes are struck by a strange feeling of dejá vu regarding political correctness in Western Europe. "Soon we shall all write in a decaffeinated language: We shall obediently repeat all the benign mantras such as ‘dialogue,’ ‘pluralism,’ ‘reconciliation’ and ‘equality.’ We prefer safety above freedom. This is the first step towards a voluntary bondage."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Deep Thoughts

Ward Churchill has been fired by the University of Colorado. Good riddance. He’s a perfect example of what passes as scholarship in our dysfunctional system of higher education in the U.S.

The Tour de France doping scandals are destroying the credibility of cycling. But if you follow sports you already know that almost all the sports are being scandalized by thuglike criminal behavior, rampant use of illegal substances, and even illegal betting.

Meanwhile, France is still Burning

Anger Management

A story from Gary, Indiana reports that "an anger management instructor is charged with domestic battery after his wife accused him of grabbing and beating her during an argument. Reverend Robert Nichols has taught anger management classes for defendants in Gary City Court for several years. His contract has been suspended while the charge against him is pending."

Weather

Rush Limbaugh has a couple of good stories on his website today....

"A private firm’s downgrade of its hurricane forecast raises an obvious question: If scientists can’t get near-future projections in a limited area right, how can they predict the climate decades from now?"

"A reasonable response is: They can’t. But the global warming climate of fear did not blow in on the soft breezes of reason, but by the storm winds of emotion." More here

And then there was this graphic on the Average temperatures in Las Vegas

Fred Thompson

Oops! I no longer support Fred Thompson for any political office. Read this story by Debbie Schlussel to find out why.

Time Magazine

"The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age."
Sept. 10, 1923

"Gaffers who claim that winters were harder when they were boys are quite right... weather men have no doubt that the world at least for the time being is growing warmer."
Jan. 2, 1939

"Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age."
June 24, 1974

"[S]cientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening, and almost nobody questions the fact that humans are at least partly responsible."
April 9, 2001

Mystery Animal in Texas

Another mysterious animal turns up dead in Texas. No one seems to be able to identify it.

Letter to Editor

From the Austin American-Statesman

We have become Mexico

Elements of the American right like to fret about the growing Hispanic influence in the United States. Presumably the fear is that we will become excessively Mexican.

It is ironic that their man in Washington, President Bush (really Dick Cheney/Karl Rove), has been largely successful in transforming the American political system into a copy of that of Mexico.

Today, we have a presidente that largely represents an entrenched oligarchy; displays public contempt for the rule of law; has stacked the courts, not with conservatives, but essentially monarchists; has filled the federal bureaucracy with cronies; and has persuaded the American people that he has personal and sole ownership of the American armed forces. To this we add a Congress full of either loyalists or a confused and timid opposition.

In short, we have become Mexico (actually, in fairness, the opposition in Mexico seems less timid and confused).

J. Saul Duran

Illegal Immigration

We don't need a wall or the National Guard on the border. The most effective way to stop illegal immigration is to enforce the laws that are already passed....

"Companies that knowingly hire illegal workers can face criminal prosecution and be hit with fines of up to 10,000 dollars per worker for repeat violations."

- everything else is just idle commentary -

I wish I could read German

But the two pictures are almost enough to figure out what is being said....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

North American Union

Some believe that the North American Union is an evolving organization similar to the European Union that will combine Canada, Mexico, and the United States into a single political entity.

Phyllis Schlafly believes there are certain facts about the supposed North American Union that "cannot be disputed," and that when you "connect the dots," people will get the big picture.

She said some of the key dates in this process were:

· April 2001. President Bush endorses the "Declaration of Quebec City," featuring a commitment to "hemispheric integration."

· March, 2005. Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico announce the Security and Prosperity Partnership.

· May 2005. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) issues its report endorsing creation by 2010 of a North American economic and security "community" with a common security "perimeter," open borders to facilitate the movement of trade, capital and people, and a North American "tribunal" to resolve trade disputes.

· June 2005. Former Carter Administration official Robert Pastor presents the plan to a sympathetic session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then-headed by Senator Richard Lugar.

· March 2006. Bush and the leaders of Mexico and Canada hold another meeting, calling it the · "first anniversary" of the SPP.

· May 2006. Bush gives speech calling for "comprehensive immigration reform."

· 2007. The Senate immigration bill is introduced, with a provision calling for the acceleration of the SPP.

Source

Dead motorcyclist after crashing into parked truck

Leftism as Psychopathy

"...it is my contention that this type is eerily reminiscent of a well-known psychiatric category: The psychopath. So the ULTIMATE explanation for all the core characteristics of Leftism that have been described so far lies in many Leftists being sub-clinical psychopaths."

"The characteristics of the clinical psychopath can be summed up as follows: He is not obviously "mad"; he is often highly intelligent; he is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical anchors or standards; he secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretence but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself. But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."

Source

- why am I thinking of Ward Churchill? -

Those who supported Saddam

Here’s a story on one of them....I wonder how many more of them are there?

Cindy Sheehan Speaks...

"The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war in the 20th century, except the other Bush debacle. The Federal Reserve, permanent federal income taxes, not one but two World Wars, Japanese concentration camps, and not one but two atom bombs dropped on the innocent citizens of Japan — all brought to us via the Democrats."

- It’s a dog-eat-dog world when moonbats turn against their fellow moonbats -

Did you know?

Egyptian law does not permit anyone born a Muslim to change his or her religion, nor can a Muslim woman marry a Christian.

Meanwhile, "All told, Egypt has received over $50 billion in U.S. largesse since 1975."



H. L. Mencken

Two quotes I like....
"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses."
"Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another."

Canadian Political Correctness

"OK, it looks like a non-Muslim woman was offended by "anti-Muslim" comments posted by an anti-gay-rights guy (who doesn’t own the site in question, unlike the person who was served the complaint). Got that? Then you must be Canadian."

- Canada is a beautiful country but who in their right mind would want to live there? -

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Quote

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life."

Simone Weil

- I would think this is true for women, but not for men -

World’s Stupidest Fatwas

No central authority controls doctrine in Islam, one of the world’s great religions. The result? A proliferation of bizarre religious edicts against targets ranging from Salman Rushdie to polio vaccinations. Foreign Policy collects some of the worst examples here.

- Southern Baptists aren't this crazy -

Former Gitmo Inmate Dead

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who led pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan after his release died Tuesday when he blew himself up with a grenade to avoid arrest, police said.

- You won't see this story on the biased nightly news for obvious reasons -

Bunker Blaster

American military sources say the gigantic new bunker-blaster is designed to hit fortified underground targets such as Iran’s uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz.

It will be capable of drilling through many meters of earth or concrete. When it falls from a high altitude, the MOP – composed of 20% explosives, 80% hardened metal - will punch a hole in the toughest protective casing before exploding in depth. It is GPS guided.


Morality in Gaza

"Three sisters were found stabbed to death in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, raising suspicion they were killed by relatives because of suspected immoral behavior, a human rights organization said."

- all cultures are morally equivalent, according to the leftists -

You are a Racist

(according to the leftists)

1. if you believe in enforcing our laws which every other country also does
2. if you believe in securing our border which every other country also does
3. if you don’t believe in free passes which no other country does either
4. if you support giving pardons to two Hispanic border patrol agents who shot a drug smuggler in the ass
5. if you mention that Mexico's immigration laws are xenophobic and racist

Darwin Award Nominees

Some people never learn.....

"About one in three people living in Southern coastal areas said they would ignore hurricane evacuation orders if a storm threatened their community, up from about one in four last year, a poll released Tuesday shows."

Monday, July 23, 2007

Flooding in England

Bush not blamed....yet.

Government in action

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and failed to conduct reviews required to ensure that the payments were proper, according to a government report."

Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and Mamas & Papas’ Michelle Phillips
are still 60’s rockers - 67 and 63 years old.

Romney on Democrats

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took aim at Democratic rivals on Sunday, calling them all unprepared to lead the country and comparing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s economic plan to that of Socialist Karl Marx.

"It would be helpful to have a person leading the country who understands how the economy works and has actually managed something," the former Massachusetts governor told reporters after a GOP fundraiser. "In the case of the three Democratic front-runners, not one of them has managed even a corner store, let alone a state or a city."

- Ain’t it the truth? -

Flight of the Helios

I’ll bet you have forgotten all about this. I certainly have....

Headline

New York Times, May 21, 1975

"Scientists ponder why world’s climate is changing; A major cooling widely considered to be inevitable."

Strange Case of Jill Metzger

It is being reported that the Air Force has given 34-year-old Air Force Major Jill Metzger a form of "temporary disability retirement" with full benefits as a result of a controversial and mysterious three-day absence from her base in Kyrgyzstan last September.

In a case some dubbed the "Runaway Military Bride," critics said that Metzger, who was recently married, staged her own disappearance and then tried to cover it up.

American Hostages in Iran

"What? You haven’t heard about them? Odd that, isn’t it? But they’re there. For example, for two months now, Haleh Esfandiari has been detained in Evin prison in Tehran. Esfandiari is a U.S. citizen and had traveled to Iran to visit her sick mother."


Rape Charges Dropped...

Because of a lack of an interpreter

"A 7-year-old girl said she had been raped and repeatedly molested over the course of a year. Police in Montgomery County, acting on information from a relative, soon arrested a Liberian immigrant living in Gaithersburg. They marshaled witnesses and DNA evidence to prepare for trial."

Sunday, July 22, 2007

China new target of Islamic extremism

"Thursday’s suicidal attack on Chinese nationals in Balochistan is said to be the first reaction to Chinese government’s steps to curb Muslim insurgency in its own territory. This time the attack is said to have been carried out by some Islamic militants unlike in the past when Baloch rebels were blamed for killings of Chinese workers."

Fire and Ice

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of "geologists." Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age. The year was 1895, and it was just one of four different time periods in the last 100 years when major print media predicted an impending climate crisis. Each prediction carried its own elements of doom, saying Canada could be "wiped out" or lower crop yields would mean "billions will die."

Source

Mexico’s Immigration Policies

Do as we say not as we do.


Very interesting and hypocritical and arrogant....

Rudy Gets Testy in N.H.

"At a town hall-style meeting with about 100 voters at a technical college in Concord on Tuesday, Giuliani encountered a voter who asked why the former mayor made ‘New York City a sanctuary for illegal aliens.’"

- Too many people just don’t seem to see any difference between legal and illegal immigration -


Holocaust

"If not exaggerated, Solzhenitsyn asserts that since 1917, the Bolsheviks, continuing under assassin Stalin, through and even after WWII, systematically executed, and inside (and outside) their thousands of Gulags, worked, starved and froze to death, SIXTY-SIX million people, not all, but most of them CHRISTIANS (whom the Bolsheviks hated). This mass death was THE LARGEST REAL "HOLOCAUST" in modern history - but totally unknown today by most Americans, British and western Europeans and absent from our school books. Of course no publisher in the Western world dares reprint Solzhenitsyn’s book in English."

Texe Marrs - (more info on Texe Marrs here)

- I believe Mr. Marrs is a fruitcake but his comment above strikes a nerve -

Social Security Numbers

In the land of the free and where everyone's equal, some people are more equal than others. For instance at the Bank of America and Wells Fargo some people don't need social security numbers....

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dispatches from the Mommy Wars

Are full-time working moms losing the battle?

"The study, based on a survey of over 2000 people, found that only 21 percent of working mothers with children under 18 said that the ideal situation for them was to work full-time—an 11-point drop from 1997. While working mothers in 2007 were no more likely than a decade earlier to favor full-time motherhood (about one in five chose this as the ideal option), the percentage naming part-time employment as their top preference had risen from 48 percent in 1997 to 60 percent today. (In reality, only about a quarter of working mothers have part-time jobs.)"

Restaurant Sign Called Racist

On the outskirts of Snellville sits Houston’s Finest Sports Bar and Cigar Lounge, its doors now chained shut with a sign many residents find offensive: "Closed Due to African American Continuous Employee Theft."

Cynthia Quarterman is outraged, in part because her 15-year-old son will soon join the workforce."The concern is will every employer say ‘look, here’s an African-American male. Will he be stealing?’" Quarterman said.

The owner of the club, the one who wrote the sign, is himself African-American.

Europe, the Killer Continent

"(T)he notion that Europe, the continent that’s exported more death and destruction than any other, is going to just shuffle wimpily to its doom is crazy. The Europeans have been playing pacifist dress-up while [America] protected them, but, sufficiently threatened, they’ll revert to their historical pattern – which is to over-react. Europe’s Muslims may prove to be the real endangered species; after all, Europe’s history of dealing with rejected minorities veers between genocide and, for the lucky, ethnic cleansing. For me, the question isn’t whether Muslims will take over Europe, but whether Europe will simply expel them or kill any number of them first. Sound far-fetched? How would the Holocaust have sounded to an educated German (or Brit, or American) in 1932? Europe is a killer continent. When the chips are down, it will kill again."

So you think dogfighting is cool?

Mexican envoy hits own policies

"Mexico’s ambassador to the United States yesterday said previous Mexican officials made a 'dumb mistake' by issuing comic books to aid illegal aliens crossing the border, and said his government cannot criticize U.S. treatment of illegal aliens as long as Mexico has harsh laws on its books."

- admitting the obvious -

Carbon Offsets — Buyer Beware

"Congress began investigating the carbon offset industry this week. The inquiry could produce some 'inconvenient truths' for Al Gore and the nascent offset industry."

"Last year, offsets representing 23.7 million tons of CO2 were sold to businesses and consumers. Sounds like a lot of CO2 emissions were avoided, except when you consider that annual natural emissions of CO2 amount to hundreds of billions of tons."

2nd Amendment

If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

"Free" men do not ask permission to bear arms

Friday, July 20, 2007

Attention Michael Moore!

Woman dies waiting for brain scans

Britain’s national health care in action....

Legalized Abortion Brings Illegal Immigrants

"I contend [abortion] affects you in immigration. If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn’t need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it."


Life sentences for honour killers

In Britain, muslim family members kill one of their own....

"Banaz, 20, was raped and tortured before suffering an agonising death."

Smackdown

Ayaan Hirsi Ali completely befuddles a Canadian Left Winger masquerading as a journalist....

Interview is here


Leftists are Dumb

"I think that President Bush has got one thing very much right, which is that Arab-Islamic terrorism is a symptom that something is rotten in the Middle East. If anything, his failures in Iraq and Palestine are due to underestimating the degree of rot. For all the allegations of his lack of intellect, George Bush is a brainiac compared to people who want to see terrorism as a symptom of something rotten in the United States or Israel." Source

Britain’s Welfare State

Six million Britons are living in households where nobody works - costing the taxpayer almost £13 billion a year in benefits alone, a spending watchdog report reveals today.

An astonishing one in six households across the country are officially classified as ‘workless’ - having adults of working age but none with a job - and almost 1.8 million children are now growing up in these homes.

- This is the result of their liberal policies for the past 30 years -

Kindergarten

The Democrats are agitating for sex education for kindergarteners. Believe it or not! Their insanity deepens by the hour. Meanwhile, other Democrats are agitating for universal health care including services such as abortion.

Don’t you just love the Democrats? If children are lucky enough to not be aborted, well we will teach them about sex when they are 5 years old. Aren’t we enlightened?

Man on the Moon

See photo here

- People who claim the moon landing was a hoax use this photo, among others, to illustrate how the photographer’s shadow doesn’t match two other shadows in the picture -

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Democrats

While Democrats are up in arms over revelations that Republican Senator Vitter of Louisiana possibly used the services of prostitutes, no such indignation is apparent in San Francisco as Mayor Gavin Newsom, an acknowledged serial adulterer and a Democrat, has approval ratings of about 80%.

Joke of the Day

One night, after a couple had retired for the night, the woman became aware that her husband was touching her in a most unusual manner. He started by running his hand across her shoulders and the small of her back. He ran his hand over her breasts, touching them very lightly. Then, he proceeded to run his hand gently down her side, sliding his hand over her stomach, and then down the other side to a point below her waist.

He continued on, gently feeling her hips, first one side and then the other. His hand ran further down the outside of her thighs. His gentle probing then started up the inside of her left thigh, stopped and then returned to do the same to her right thigh. By this time the woman was becoming aroused and she squirmed a little to better position herself.

The man stopped abruptly and rolled over to his side of the bed. "Why are you stopping darling?" she whispered.

He whispered back, "I found the remote!"

Did you know?

The lady known as "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade is now an anti-abortion activist?

Her website is here

Weddings

Las Vegas, Nevada on 07/07/07

A 21-photo slideshow

Paris is still burning

Two hundred sixty-six vehicles were burned and 100 people arrested in France on the night of July 13-14, it was announced on Saturday by the National Police.

By 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the same source indicated, 266 vehicles were torched (versus 254 the same night in 2006), 195 of them in the region of Ile-de-France.

Source

- I'm sure the French are enjoying their multicultural mayhem -

The Sentencing Project

Ever wonder what your state’s sentencing statistics look like?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

God Bless You, Dianne Feinstein

After presiding over a Senate hearing today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has decided to ask President Bush to commute the sentences of former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, an aide for the California Democrat told World News Daily.

- She's a Democrat but I commend her for this action -

Barrack Hussein Obama

"Chicago Schools worse than Iraq"

Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year, according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure is higher than the number of Illinois serviceman who’ve died in Iraq in 2007.

Insanity

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it."

John Lennon

Socialized Health Care?

Muslims in India

Who says there is no good news? This story is one small example. Perhaps there really are moderate muslims....

"Indian Muslim leaders are uniting with female students in opposition to a "fatwa" or Islamic edict demanding that Muslim girls stay away from academic institutions where boys are studying."

College President Fired

I wonder why the nightly news broadcasts missed this story....

"Three Eastern Michigan University administrators, including the president, have been forced out, months after top school officials were accused of covering up the rape and slaying of a student by publicly ruling out foul play."

Duke rape accuser after money?

"I do not find it credible that Ms. Mangum picked the Three at random. After all, according to the second stripper, Ms. Mangum said that she wanted to go back to that party after the fabricated gang rape because there was money to be made."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Death by Stoning

Iran’s chief prosecutor Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabad has defended the death penalty by stoning describing it as a "wise measure".

"Death by stoning and all the measures contained in the Sharia (Islamic law) are wise measures’ he said in speech delivered Monday in Zanjan, a town located some 200 kilometres west of the capital Tehran.

No party label for Democrat scandals

If the Mainstream Media doesn’t identify the political affiliation of someone in a breaking scandal, you can be sure he’s a Democrat.

EU versus USA

"If the European Union were a state in the USA it would belong to the poorest group of states. France, Italy, Great Britain and Germany have lower GDP per capita than all but four of the states in the United States. In fact, GDP per capita is lower in the vast majority of the EU-countries (EU 15) than in most of the individual American states. This puts Europeans at a level of prosperity on par with states such as Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia. Only the miniscule country of Luxembourg has higher per capita GDP than the average state in the USA. The results of the new study represent a grave critique of European economic policy."

Source

Two asses

Optical Illusion

Do you like optical illusions? Here is one that challenges our ability to discern color.

Spain wants to overlook Cuba’s human rights violations

This blogger has known several Cuban Americans and none of us have ever understood the love of Cuban tyranny by leftists in American and Europe. So naturally this story caught my eye....

"Spain lobbied hard but failed to persuade other EU members of the merits of overlooking human rights violations by the Caribbean regime."

Assimilation?

The open borders crowd tell us repeatedly that the illegal immigrants want to assimilate into American society....

"The desire to be buried back home in Mexico is ingrained in the national psyche and a theme celebrated in song. A popular ballad is Mexico lindo y querido, in which singer Jorge Negrete implores 'If I die far from you (Mexico), tell them I’m sleeping, to bring me here.'"

- How many more lies are we being told? -

Nice Quote

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity."

Konrad Adenauer

L.A. Times in big trouble

Amid a steep decline in revenue, the Los Angeles Times is planning to break with long-standing tradition by selling ads on its front page, Publisher David Hiller said Friday.

Revenue was down 10% in the second quarter, and cash flow down a whopping 27%, making it one of the worst quarters ever experienced.

Snarky comment by the blogger...."The paper already runs ads for Democrats on the front page. They might as well get paid for it."


Monday, July 16, 2007

Bananas

The perfect food?

Hypocrisy

"Let’s make this world a better place! Peace be with you!"

Quote from Yusef Islam, aka Cat Stevens, at a Live Earth concert in Germany. A few years ago, Yusef Islam called for the murder of Salman Rushdie for insulting the religion of Islam.

Mennonites in Mexico

In a remote corner of Zacatecas state, blond-haired farmers and women in ankle-length dresses return from church, filing past rows of unstained concrete homes and lush fields of corn and chilies.

For almost a century, German-speaking Mennonites have quietly tended their crops and produced cheese as they practice their strict form of Christianity. But one member of the famously reclusive sect recently made Mexican history. More here

Stonehenge

A puzzle expert believes he may have solved one of the greatest mysteries in the history of mankind by coming up with a computer programme showing how Stonehenge was built.

Animated video here

Women above the law

Here are two stories that illustrate how women are oftentimes above the law and escape prosecution for perjury and fraud....

False rape charges

False paternity

Summer in Iran

With summer time heat reaching new peaks, the commander of Tehran Police announced new crackdowns, this time targeting mostly young boys wearing "perverted western dress and hairs cut according to "pervert western models".

As for women, Revolutionary Guard General Ahmad Reza Radan said for them, there is no change in the measures applied to those who do not respect strict Islamic dress codes, like above the knees manteaux and rain coats.

- It's only a matter of time before the young people of Iran revolt against their dinosaur leaders -


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Live Earth

Metallica frontman James Hetfield....

"I really avoided the press around the Live Earth day. I didn’t quite agree with what was going on there. Politics drive me crazy, and I don’t like talking politics. Politics get in the way of things; they get in the way of getting things done, and getting our music across is what we wanna do — we don’t wanna cloud it with ‘Democrat, Republican,’ whatever. Our philosophy is ‘think for yourself’ at the end of the day — do what you think feels right. I really believe that humans will survive. I have a lot of faith in mankind that we will overcome and adapt — whatever it is; whether it’s man-made or God-made, or Earth/Mother Nature — we have a lot of smart people on this planet that will make something good out of bad."

Source

Greens against illegal immigration

In fact, they are against all immigration!

"Greenies want to REDUCE the population so many do oppose ALL further immigration into the USA. Conservative bloggers all seem to be of the opinion that conservatives defeated the bill. Amusing if it was actually Greenies who delivered the fatal blow."

Child Protective Services

Horror stories about the people from the Child Protective Services who supposedly care about our children.

Liberal Bias

By a 39% to 20% margin, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of liberals. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% believe that ABC, CBS, and NBC deliver the news without any bias.

Similar results are found for CNN and National Public Radio (NPR). By a margin of 33% to 16%, Americans say that CNN has a liberal bias. The nation’s adults say the same about NPR by a 27% to 14% margin.

- So who would have thought it? -

Material World

"The material world literally is organized to steal our souls from God. Like spiders, the central bankers, who serve Lucifer, spin this money out of nothing in order to ensnare us in a web of debt. And like spiders, the ultimate plan seems to be to devour us, body and soul....

People don’t care about truth and freedom, war and peace, as long as they have comfortable houses, BMW’s and jacuzzis."

Henry Makow

Partial Birth Abortion

Isn’t it odd that Liberals support Partial Birth Abortion - which involves partially removing the fetus intact from a woman’s uterus, then puncturing or crushing the skull - while also arguing that lethal injection of a convicted murderer is cruel and unusual?

Adam and Eve, muslim style

Moderate Muslim Congressman

America’s first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.

Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler’s later seizure of emergency powers.

Mr Ellison also raised eyebrows by telling his audience: "You’ll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists all you want."

- In a sane world, this guy would be recalled -

Intervention Theory

Having trouble believing in either the Evolutionists or the Creationists?

There is a third alternative. It is called Intervention Theory.

Go here and click on "Intervention" in the left column.

Saturday, July 14, 2007



Mexico Oil Production Declining

Sexual Chocolate

Not all wrestlers use steroids.

Mark Henry is a wrestler who seems to have his head on straight.

Strange News

Police have arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with a Jackson cross burning.
Bill Sanders of Jackson was charged Wednesday with one count of arson, said Jackson Fire Chief Vernon Hughes.

It was unclear why Sanders, who is black, allegedly set fire to the cross.

"We’re not sure right now of his motive," said Hughes. "The only thing we know right now is he was looking for some sort of attention."


Friday, July 13, 2007

Nationalized Health Care

I "sorta" support the idea of a national health care system. The trouble is that once the U.S. starts such a program, and people become accustomed to the "right" to health care, they will then begin filibustering for the "right" to free housing, a new car, a plasma TV, an Ipod, an Iphone, etc., etc., etc.

The number of "rights" will be only limited by imagination. It used to be called "creeping socialism" and the leftists keep dreaming up more and more "rights" that the taxpayers must subsidize.

Iran poll

Good news from Iran which reinforces the goodwill of the world's people....

"In return for normal relations with the US, most Iranians were willing to recognize Israel and Palestine as independent states,ending Iranian supports for armed groups in Iraq, and adopt a transparent nuclear policy, Terror Free Tomorrow President Ken Ballen wrote in the Wall Street Journal."

Unhinged Kingdom

The U.K. is rapidly becoming a farce....

"First, they dropped Holocaust from the school curriculum because it "offends Muslims", and now they dropped Churchill - ‘the greatest ever Briton’."

Why Doesn’t Evolution Get Rid of Ugly People?

I've always wondered about diseases and other unwanted traits....

Evolutionary theory predicts that the unfeeling hand of natural selection would lead to a culling of disadvantageous traits—or, as biologists more delicately phrase it, "depletion of genetic variation in natural populations as a result of the effects of selection."

Lady Bird Johnson

Rest in peace, Lady Bird. You were a classy lady.

Sorry, but I don’t have any kind words to say about your husband.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Nice Quote

"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race … is to stop discriminating on the basis of race!"

Chief Justice John Robert, US Supreme Court (June 2007)

Sup with the Devil

Is the devil for real or only a scapegoat for our fears?

"...it’s stupid of modern civilization to stop believing in the Devil when the Devil is the only reasonable explanation for modern civilization. Like all celebrities, The Evil One goes in and out of fashion. He’s ignored at times, but he can often become an obsession."

Slow Motion Business Collapse

The leftist New York Times is in a slow motion business collapse. Even their new headquarters is infested with rats and other vermin.

Must be election time if Democrats are getting religion

Sicko

As of Tuesday, July 10, Sicko has grossed only $12.4 million after 19 days in release. These numbers are truly sicko compared to Moore’s previous efforts (or propaganda, some would say).

People are also avoiding Angelina Jolie’s latest movie. After 19 days in release A Mighty Heart has grossed only $8.5 million. I doubt this will even pay Jolie’s salary.

Both movies are political in nature and the producers seem to have missed any resonance with the viewing public. Rest in peace, Sicko and A Mighty Heart.

Moderate Islam

We should all sleep better at night after reading this....

"The moderate religion of peace recently fired a few of its executives in Switzerland for being too moderate."

Know you enemy

Words of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini...

"Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! . . . Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and the shadow of the sword." (1942)

"Islam grew with blood . . . . The great prophet of Islam on one hand carried the Koran and in the other a sword . . . . Islam is religion of blood for the infidels but a religion of guidance for other people." (1979)

Valdez Oil Spill

"Six years after the cleanup, a study was conducted to determine ecological recovery in the sound. What researchers found was that the areas that were not cleaned were in better shape – with more wildlife and cleaner water and soil – than the areas that had been cleaned. The chemicals and high-pressure washing used to "clean" the area had destroyed the ecosystem in some parts of Prince William Sound."

"The environmental disaster was the cleanup," said Pitzer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Two Americas

"Could Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards actually be right about something? Not where to go to get a haircut, mind you, I mean about there being two Americas."

"There is the vibrant America ... and the stagnant one. There is the America of ever-increasing wealth, innovation, creativity, of a dynamic economy, new jobs, new products and services. Choices galore."

"And there is the politician’s America: The regulated America, the subsidized America, the earmarked America. The failing America."

Our Northern Border

...isn’t very secure either

"Between 2001 and 2006, the Border Patrol caught 56,883 people sneaking into the U.S. from Canada. Most came from countries where a Canadian visa is easier to get than an American one. In this sector, a 295-mile stretch from New Hampshire to Ogdensburg, N.Y., the patrol caught 12,334. With instructions from a smuggler, the interlopers usually tramp through the brush to a waiting car. Once, Mr. Hipsley ran into a family of Russians at this very spot. They were looking for a bus ride to New York City."

The Democrats

Detroit Wasteland

No one's accusing them of racism, yet.

"Grocery closings hit Detroit hard, city shoppers’ choices dwindle as last big chain leaves."

Honor Killings

"Jordan’s Parliament has rejected the senate’s recommendation to uphold a law providing stiffer penalties for men who kill women in so-called "honour killings".

Jordanian women are protesting this ruling in Jordan. See photo in story.

What Rule of Law?

"I think that when someone comes in this country illegally, it starts a tradition or culture," he said. "You come in illegally; everything you do from that point on is illegal. And so it’s almost impossible to get a driver’s license or insurance so you just start breaking one law after another. I think it’s seductive. I think after a while ... you don’t pay too much attention to rule of law that this country was established on."

$1 Billion

Your government at work (i.e. spending your tax dollars)....

So far, $1 billion in federally funded school nutrition programs aren’t reducing child obesity, AP reports.

Liberals don’t understand

...that free speech applies to conservatives too. Now they are being forced to understand.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

China

I wonder why we don't do things like the Chinese. I can think of several names that deserve the same as this guy....

"China executed the former chief of its food and drug agency on Tuesday for taking bribes and dereliction of duty, amid increasing pressure on the country to improve the safety of its products after a string of highly publicized incidents have raised serious safety concerns over its products."

Did you know?

On this day in 1985, a special operation by the "action" branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) sank the Rainbow Warrior. The flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, the Rainbow Warrior, was blown up while she was docked in the port of Auckland, New Zealand, to prevent her from interfering in a nuclear test in Moruroa.

Fernando Pereira, a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship. Two of the French agents were subsequently arrested by the New Zealand Police on passport fraud and immigration charges. Following questioning, they were subsequently charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, willful damage, and murder. The ensuing scandal resulted in the resignation of the French Defence Minister Charles Hernu, and the subject became so touchy that it was not until twenty years afterward that the personal responsibility of French President François Mitterrand was officially admitted.

Source

Hypocrisy

This man is a typical Democrat. Do as I say, not as I do.

"A state lawmaker who opposed a bill giving Texans stronger right to defend themselves with deadly force pulled a gun and shot a man he says was trying to steal copper wiring from a construction site, police said Monday."

Deep thoughts...

on Ron Paul...
Do we really need another Texan as president? Give it a rest. How about somebody from Tennessee?

on Katie Couric...
Even though she is a clueless harridan, I agree with her on the word, sputum. I don’t like it either.

from Rush Limbaugh...
(on Brian Williams and Charlie Gibson) They both do the same thing: they read a TelePromTer for 20 minutes, and play Preparation H commercials for the other ten.

Islam vs Christianity

"From Nigeria to Indonesia, Christians are under siege in virtually every single country in the Muslim world, the victims of countless acts of discrimination, depredation, brutality, and murder that are so widespread and systematic that it can rightfully be called the new Holocaust. This time, however, the perpetrators of this Holocaust aren’t wearing swastikas, but kufi skull caps and hijabs."

Evolution of Women

Good New for Smokers

"There is more evidence to back up a long-standing theory that smokers are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people who do not use tobacco products, researchers reported on Monday."

"The apparent protective effect of tobacco against the degenerative nerve disease has been observed for years but a University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health report said a new review of existing studies seems to confirm it, with long-term and current smokers at the lowest risk." Rest of story here

More Global Warming

Attention, Al Gore!

A cold snap sent thermometers plunging in South America in recent days, killing three people in Chile and Argentina while Buenos Aires saw snow on Monday for the first time in 89 years.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Fred Thompson

"Yet while Mr. Thompson is strongly conservative in word and deed, he is moderate and reassuring in bearing. When New York’s Sen. Hillary Clinton unleashes the Clinton attack machine against him — and she will — those tactics will fail. Mr. Thompson will rise above the stale negative politics of the 1990s. Americans immediately know Mr. Thompson is a man they can trust, and people of good will sense in him a firm and abiding character."

"I have worked in the conservative vineyards for more than two decades. I have seen sham conservatives and ambitious hucksters come and go. I know how to tell the real thing. Fred Thompson is the real thing: a leader, a conservative, a man of honor and — of utmost importance in facing the combination of Mrs. Clinton and a leftist media — a communicator and, absolutely, a winner."

Male sexual harassment

...for quite a few men, sexual harassment is indeed becoming a serious issue, and some men are deciding not to just brush aside the unwelcome advances from women and men.

More Chinese deceit

"...the EU detected excessively high levels of cadmium - a carcinogenic - apparently derived from fertilisers imported from China."

You wanted cheap goods didn't you?

Barack Obama

Obama claims that his father grew up herding goats. In reality, he was the son of a prominent and wealthy Muslim man and his son, Obama’s father, also Muslim, grew up in an environment of privilege and wealth as an outstanding student at a private school. He never herded goats.

No one ever meets any member his birth family, hears about them because they are traditional Muslims. Obama is clearly aware he needs to keep them under wraps because they prove beyond doubt that that his presentation of himself as the devoted, loyal, American citizen and hopeful for president is another premeditated deception.

Obama claims his name is African. It is actually Arabic-Muslim, comes straight from the Quran, and means ‘blessed’.

Source

It's clearer to me now why the dummocrats support him.

Isn't that beautiful?

Good Law

Sometimes the Texas Legislature screws up and passes a good law. This one is a good example. Doctors are applying in record numbers to practice in Texas.

Science unable to explain everything

Sometimes science tries but just cannot explain a mystery. And it pleases me.

Only in Texas

Some people have way too much time on their hands. Strange bicycles.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Cindy Sheehan

Won't this woman just go away!

I guess I am going senile but I would swear that Cindy said just a month or two ago that she was leaving the political stage to concentrate on her devastated personal life.

But no! Now she wants Bush impeached and is threatening to run against Nancy Pelosi if nothing is done.

Quote

Demagogue - One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

H.L.Mencken

Ain't it the truth?

Iraq

The Iraqis are not carrying enough of the load. This story illustrates the utter futility of our soldiers dying for these lazy, disorganized, lackadaisical people. Enough is enough! I say get out and let these miserable people sort it out on their own. I believe they want to live in the Dark Ages. So let them.

Military humor

On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle. One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, "What time is it?"

The tower responded, "Who is calling?"

The aircraft replied, "What difference does it make?"

The tower replied, "It makes a lot of difference. If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o’clock. If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours. If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells. If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3. If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it’s Thursday afternoon."

Jeremy Wariner

I wonder how Waco’s Jeremy Wariner (photo here) will do in the upcoming 2008 Olympics? Jeremy holds a personal record of 43.62 seconds in the 400 meters. Some believe that this distance is the hardest to run because it is a sprint, a very long sprint.

He won two gold medals at the 2004 Olympics.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Blacks

"In 1940, the illegitimacy rate among blacks was 19 percent, in 1960, 22 percent, and today, it’s 70 percent. Some argue that the state of the black family is the result of the legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty. That has to be nonsense. A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia shows that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families, comprised of two parents and children. In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of kin-related black households had two parents. In fact, according to Herbert Gutman in The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom: 1750-1925, "Five in six children under the age of 6 lived with both parents."

Walter Williams

New York Times

The stock price has melted faster than a scoop of ice cream in Michael Moore's jowls. And for the last fiscal year on record (2006), the Times lost a cool half billion dollars.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

Glasgow Bomber

A man arrested in connection with attempted bomb attacks in Britain in which he suffered serious burns told his Indian family that he was working on a "large-scale confidential project.”

Note - I wonder how many more 'large-scale confidential projects' are in play?