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September 30, 2005

Defend Balboa Naval Hospital

From San Diego Protest Warrior:

Defend Balboa Naval Hospital!

CodePink is at it again.

For the past several months, this radical anti-everything group has been disgracing itself by holding weekly demonstrations outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. -- in full view of wounded soldiers going out to dinner with their families on Friday evenings.

They've been effectively countered by the diligent efforts of groups like Free Republic and Protest Warrior, who have set up their own demonstration of support for the troops on the opposite corner.

And now, my fellow San Diegans, it's out turn.

It has come to our attention that the local chapter of CodePink has been holding regular demonstrations across from the Balboa Naval Hospital for several weeks now. These protests are clearly designed to demoralize our military, and make them doubt the resolve of the American public.

I'm not going to let that happen without a fight -- I know that you won't, either.

This Sunday, set your TiVo to record the football game, grab an American flag, pack your family and friends into your gas-guzzling SUV, and join San Diego Protest Warrior for Operation Thank You in Balboa Park.

Who: Anyone who supports our troops and their mission.

What: A demonstration of support for our military.

When: Sunday, Oct. 2 11:30 - 2pm

Where: Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way, across from the Naval Hospital Parking Lot.

Why: To counter the presence of CodePink protesters.

How: With American flags, signs, and banners that say "Thank You" to our Armed Forces.

See you there!

If you're in the area, we'd love to have you come and help us 'learn' them folks from CodePink.

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News You Can Use Deel Drie

Bringing you the news cause in everyone's hearts - we're all lazy.

  • More 'freedom fighters' at work defending Iraqis from evil Americans

  • I'm trying to stay away from this, but this makes you wonder exactly what the prosecutor is up to...

  • Another celebrity getting more attention that isn't necessary. (Does anyone really give a fig about crap like this?)

  • Something of the ABLE Danger flavor - this is complete horsesh!t and it needs to be brought to into the light.

  • And so is this. (I'm starting to see more of this lately)

  • Like the Dems in Sacramento thought he'd do otherwise? (As my kid would say: Doi!)

  • Oh yeah - here's a person that is just a shoe-in for Schwarzenegger's job...

  • And here's a group that will back up their warning with action

  • Some more of those 'freedom fighters' and their great work for the people of Iraq....

  • Here's something that even *I* am scratching my head about...

  • This brings Stephen King's The Stand to mind...

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September 29, 2005

An Angstrom of Vanity Please

In a brief moment of vanity - something I think that I have little of - I thought I'd post a photo of me.

It's not something I normally do unless there's a specific reason that you need to see my ugly mug, but here it is anyway.

I'd like to point out two features:

  1. That nasty eye infection I had in my left eye is now completely gone. Actually, it was gone two weeks ago....and,
  2. I am taking a somewhat drastic change in my appearance and an attempting to grow my hair out. This is only if I can avoid creating
    1. A blond 'afro' since my hair is very curly, and
    2. a mullet.
Will I grow it long? Will I grow it as long as I had it back when my daughter was born (which was down to my ass)?

I dunno, but considering that growing my hair long(er) is about the one thing that isn't malfunctioning on my body I'm want to enjoy.

SIDENOTE: I had just gotten out of the shower this morning and my face is slightly red because I got carried away in scrubbing my face....

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Big Rat Escaping AAR

I'm guessing that Katherine Lanpher has seen the 'writing on the wall' and is looking out for number one:

Katherine Lanpher Bails on AAR

It is with great regret that we write to let you know that Katherine Lanpher will be leaving "The Al Franken Show." Katherine has received a book deal from a new imprint at Time Warner to write a memoir of her move to New York.

Can't blame her either. She might be able to make claims that she 'didn't realize what she was getting into by joining Air America Radio' and be able to return to the PBS radio with some shread of neutrality intact.

As for Al Franken....who knows. I don't think even he realizes that he's riding Air America Radio down to the ground to become the next smoking-hole-in-the-ground™ of the *cough* progressive movement.

And Air America Radio isn't 'blazing a path to glory'....at least not in Philadelphia:

Air America Radio grounded by WHAT-AM

Al Franken and Randi Rhodes are getting the boot from Philadelphia airwaves, as WHAT-AM (1340) is pulling off programming from Air America, the liberal talk-radio network.

Friday will be the last day, and a new WHAT lineup will begin Monday, said general manager Kernie Anderson, adding that "things were not working out" with Air America after about a year.

WHAT aired Air America's programming from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays, sandwiched between the rest of its lineup. The juxtaposition of liberal talk and WHAT's African America-targeted talk programming seemed an odd fit from the start.

Ratings were abysmal.

Air America, heard on about 70 stations nationwide, also is streamed on XM satellite radio and carried at www.airamericaradio.com.

An Air America spokesman said: "While we hate to lose affiliates, it is very common to add and drop affiliates due to local market conditions. While we hate to lose WHAT-AM, we are currently in negotiations with another station and hope to make that announcement soon."

Sure you are...

(Hat tip to Michelle Malkin even if she's approaching 18 e-mails and no responses....)

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Kinky Photos Demanded by ACLU

Well, we knew this was going to happen sooner or later:

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

NEW YORK - Saying the United States "does not surrender to blackmail," a judge ruled Thursday that pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of certain pictures in a 50-page decision that said terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven they "do not need pretexts for their barbarism."

The ACLU has sought the release of 87 photographs and four videotapes taken at the prison as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and the transfer of prisoners to countries known to use torture. The ACLU contends that prisoner abuse is systemic.

The judge said: "Our nation does not surrender to blackmail, and fear of blackmail is not a legally sufficient argument to prevent us from performing a statutory command. Indeed, the freedoms that we champion are as important to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan as the guns and missiles with which our troops are armed."

I know that this was some uncalled for actions on the part of the prison guards. But is there any reason to publish the rest of the photos - other than to provide more PhotoShop material(s) for the anti-war/anti-everything, foaming-at-the-mouth psychos?

Seriously - will making the rest of the photos available do any good? The people responsible have (or are will be soon) gotten smacked around and are paying for what they did....at least, in my opinion they have/will. But other than those left-leaning 'fifth-chromosone' candidates who are just jonesing for something else to whine about since Katrina and Rita have been beat-to-death as the outrage de jour, is there any justifiable reason?

I don't really see any and IMO it's just more fodder to throw at any & all non-psychotic political candidates running in the November 2006 elections next year. Just wait for it: lots of 'attack ads' that feature those 'poor souls' being 'abused' at Abu Ghraib prison and how those 'evil Republicans caused it' or 'those evil conservatives aren't crying enough over them'....

Other than political fodder for the Barking Moonbat Brigade™, there can be only one reason that the ACLU wants these photos published: they're into S&M and they want more ideas for their annual ACLU convention and those naughty parties that they have at the Best Western in the evenings.

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Just Hold It....

This is something that got e-mailed to me today and I think it's funny.

If you're ever-so-slightly offended by jokes about male vs. female, then don't read it.

You have been warned.

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Roberts Confirmed

Roberts Confirmed to be Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — John Glover Roberts Jr., (search) has been confirmed as the 17th chief justice of the United States.

The Senate voted 78 to 22 in favor of sending Roberts to be the top judge of the land Thursday as President Bush's selection to replace the late William H. Rehnquist (search). It was the first vote for a Supreme Court justice in 11 years.

Here's the breakdown of the vote:
YEAs ---78
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Chafee (R-RI)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---22
Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Corzine (D-NJ)
Dayton (D-MN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)

Now that wasn't so hard, was it?

(This is the first time I've used tables so if it looks funny.....well, blame Bush. Special thanks to my friend Elly for hanging over my shoulder and guiding me through the set up!!)

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September 27, 2005

The Highest Bidder Gets Liver

This is fracked up:

Hospital Halts Organ Program

St. Vincent Medical Center, one of the largest organ transplantation centers in the state, has suspended its liver program after discovering that its doctors improperly arranged for a transplant to a Saudi national using an organ that should have gone to a much higher priority patient at another hospital, officials said.

Hospital staff members then falsified documents several times to cover up the alleged maneuver, pretending that the transplant was for a patient who was near the top of the regional waiting list, hospital President and Chief Executive Gus Valdespino confirmed Monday.

The transplant took place in September 2003 and was paid for by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. But Valdespino said the problem was discovered only this month when officials were responding to routine questions from auditors at the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit group that administers the national transplant system.

The patient who received the successful transplant was actually 52nd on the list, which covers much of Southern California and takes into account such factors as who is sickest and who has been waiting longest.

A patient at UCLA Medical Center was entitled to receive the organ and St. Vincent should have declined it, Valdespino said.

What a fracked up thing to happen.

I certainly can understand a patient attempting to do whatever they can to expedite an organ transplant, but the medical personnel doing this!?! WTF!?!

This is exactly the type of crap that makes people NOT want to donate their organs when they die - they'd rather take them to the grave instead of having them go to 'the highest bidder'.

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September 26, 2005

Agent 86 Dead


Don Adams of 'Get Smart' Dies at 82

LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Adams died of a lung infection late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld said Monday, adding the actor broke his hip a year ago and had been in ill health since.

Well this sucks.

I loved 'Get Smart' as a kid and while this is going to happen - stars that you grew up watching dying - it is part of that 'circle of life' thing-a-ma-bobby.

There was something interesting in this article: did you know that Don Adams served as a Marine at Guadalcanal in World War II? Or that he was a Marine Drill Instructor?

In 1941, he dropped out of school to join the Marines, lying about his age. In Guadalcanal he survived the deadly blackwater fever and was returned to the States to become a drill instructor, acquiring the clipped delivery that served him well as a comedian.
Rest in Peace Don - you were a funny guy!

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Final Standing on November 2005 Props

I initially reviewed (sort of) these ballot initiatives back when they were first put on the 2005 Special Election planning guide and gave what I thought was a good assesment of the arguments both FOR and AGAINST.

There were a total of seven (as of mid-June) whereas now, there is one addditional one to consider.

  • Proposition 73
    Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Initial Snap Judgement: YES

Definite Snap Judgement: YES

I'm still a 'choice' person (more or less) and while I cannot impose what *I* think a woman should do with a pregnancy, I do think that a 'cooling off' period wouldn't infringe on those rights.

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The Anti-Semetism of San Diego Activists

Citizen Smash exposes the widening fracture in the anti-war lemming movement....over Israel:

Fracture Lines

JAMAL KANJ, a fiery Palestinian from a group called Al-Awda, takes the podium. “We Palestinians,” he begins, “have been subjected to GENOCIDE at the hands of the Israelis for generations." He rants on. "In 1948, they forced us out of our homes, and today we must DRIVE THE JEWS FROM PALESTINE!”

Suddenly, a middle-aged man wearing a black “F the President” T-shirt rushes the stage, screaming at Kanj, “I’m TIRED of this CRAP! You people keep bringing this up! This is supposed to be an ANTI-WAR rally, not an ANTI-ISRAEL rally!”

Kanj yells back, into the microphone. Others in the crowd stand up and join in the shouting match.

The Arab-Israeli conflict has arrived in San Diego.

Read it all cause it's all true.

SIDENOTE: I am indeed lame - I was intending to post a recap of my own about the protest in Balboa Park and possibly some photos of San Diego Protest Warrior in action, but haven't gotten around to it. Hopefully today or tomorrow at the latest....

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September 25, 2005

Operation FREE BALBOA Debrief

It's early Sunday morning and I'm still recovering from our operation yesterday afternoon in Balboa Park.

The operation went very well and although we didn't get our typical scream of 'Fascists!!!!' as someone drove by (a guarentee of a good op), we did get a metric ton of glares and some comments as anti-war lemmings rushed to the mass 'cliff drop' in the park north of us.

A detailed operation breakdown and photos will be coming soon....

ADDENDUM: Just spotted this over at Citizen Smash's site:

Photo glommed from Citizen Smash

The protestors may have had hundreds of people and dozens of messages, but this is how KFMB chose to end their brief segment on the event.

That, my friends, is what I call "stealing the media."

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September 23, 2005

Confirmation for SDPW

The Most Critical Battlefield

THE FOLLOWING COMMENT was left by a Marine serving in Iraq (IP address confirmed) in the "Operation FREE BALBOA" post:

Thanks for doing this. The battlefield this weekend will be on the homefront. The only thing that truly concerns me is that the seditionist groups will succeed in causing the American people to lose their will and the enemy will win politically the victory we have denied them militarily.

Let there be no mistake: we are winning here. Morale is outstanding and we are successfully taking the fight to the enemy. You will see a successful referendum in less than 3 weeks and a successfull election in less than 3 months. I see the positive resuts of our actions everyday. The MSM ignores or denigrates almost every piece of positive news, exaggerates every negative and makes the enemy and his actions out to be more than they are.

They absolutely cannot defeat us militarily and have no strategic vision except the destruction of all who oppose them. A strategy based on such a negative is doomed to fail, unless we cut and run. That is the enemy's only chance to win. The biggest threat we face is a determined enemy who will not quit because, like the Vietnamese they see the possibility of victory because of a perceived willingness to quit at home.

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SWWNBN's Honest Look

Something I got in my e-mail INBOX this morning:

What is most interesting to me is that the press gives this little bunch of people who are protesting with Cindy so much air time without discussing Cindy's background.

This is a case of more press bias. It has been pointed out on just a couple of media outlets that Cindy divorced her first husband and left her son with him to be raised while she became a political activist for the Democratic Party.

She had very little to do with her son in his growing years.

She remarried. The 1st husband remarried.

The original father raised the son with his new wife. They miss their son and mourn the loss of his life. They have stated that they are very proud of their son and that they agree with the stance of America in Iraq and on terror. They said that their son was eager to serve and to go fight the terrorists in Iraq. He volunteered.

How many news stations carried their interview? Not many.

So the son dies in Iraq and then Cindy shows up to make a stink. She gets an audience with Bush. That was not enough. She goes to Crawford and demands another audience. How many news stations carry the ongoing saga of Cindy? Practically all of them.

Cindy didn't care about her son. She let another woman raise him. Cindy doesn't care about the other soldiers in Iraq. Cindy cares about her liberal, feminist agenda and about using the death of her son to lobby against Republicans and Bush. And the press is helping her. Why?

Then a few days ago, Cindy's 2nd husband filed for a divorce from Cindy. Cindy sounds like a feminist opportunist who did not have the sense of responsibility to even raise her own son. It looks like her 2nd husband is fed up with Cindy.

We middle Americans should be fed up with Cindy also. We should be fed up with the press. They manipulate us into their "group think" and into the responses that they want on their polls.

To be honest, I'm sick & tired of hearing about this 'wounded mother' and her whining.

Assuming that the facts pointed out above are true, SWWNBN has about as much credibility & claim to her *cough* grief as Michael Newdow does in his pursuit of 'saving his daughter' from the Pledge of Allegiance and it's insidious two words that make him tighten up his sphincter.

Unless there's something that could be deemed 'launching a Butt Monkey' in the news about SWWNBN, this will be the last I chat about her and her zero percent validity in current events.

** Launching a Butt Monkey is a phrase that I heard Laura Ingraham use on her show recently. It refers to someone saying something so preposterous that you'd expect it to be said publically about as much as you'd expect monkeys to fly out of your butt. It's so apt for her that I'm creating a new category called 'Launching Butt Monkeys'.

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News You Can Use, Part Dos Y Medio

Because you know you cannot live without it....

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September 22, 2005

Confirmed but Not Completely

Judiciary Panel Approves Roberts

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Thursday to confirm John Roberts to be the 17th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. The full Senate will vote on the nomination on Monday.

Roberts won the support of all 10 Republicans on the committee and three Democrats — Ranking Minority Member Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, both of Wisconsin.

It's great that they did their jobs and got the vote done. Now...if only the whole Senate will allow an UP or DOWN vote.

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Oh Crap....

Geez.....just turn a little and it'll be a double whammy on New Orleans and the Gulf States....

I'm wondering......will President Bush be blamed for this hurricane too?

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Sam Kinison Says....

Hey fucknozzle: stop stealing bandwidth!I was cruising through my Archives looking for an old photo and I came across these words of wisdom from the late Sam Kinison

'I Want My Records Back!!'

Rest in Peace Sam....you're missed by many people on this Earth that you tickled with your humor.

Note to Self: Must ask for Sam Kinison CDs for birthday and Christmas....

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Don't Doink Rehashed

ACLU battles 'abstinence-only' education

The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a drive to persuade education officials in 18 states to reject federal government-affiliated abstinence-only programs.

The ACLU, citing data from a December 2004 report by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., claims the programs discriminate against homosexuals, contain too much religious connotation and spread false information, the Washington Times reported.

The civil rights organization began its campaign as Maine officials announced they would reject federal abstinence-only funding, becoming the third state to do so. Officials said the federal rules contravene state policy.

Maine officials said the state would refuse grant money offered through a 1996 federal welfare reform law because it could only be used to fund abstinence-only education and not "comprehensive" sex education.

"This money is more harmful than it is good," Dr. Dora Anne Mills, director of Maine's Bureau of Health, told the Portland Press Herald. "You can't talk about comprehensive reproductive information."

Don't want to have 'restrictions' on that money you're looking to accept from the Federal government?

That's okay - you don't have to take it. You'll just have to budget money from the state general fund to promote/fuel your version of this program.

Of course, I've talked about this before and the message is still the same: Is getting some nasty disease really worth it for about 22 minutes of pleasure?

How's that phrase go...? Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?

You'll pay dearly later for 'getting some' now. And when you're rotting to death because of AIDS or some other nasty STD, you can think back to that little blond chippy that was a 'hot little thang' back when you were young....think back and remember that it seemed safe.

And then you'll have a better understanding of what we like to call 'personal responsibility'.

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Nosegear Malfunction

I watched this live on television during dialysis yesterday afternoon:

JetBlue Passengers Watched News of Drama

LOS ANGELES - A JetBlue airliner with faulty landing gear touched down safely Wednesday evening at Los Angeles International Airport after circling the region for three hours with its front wheels turned sideways and unable to retract into the plane.

The safe landing was made at an auxiliary runway set apart from the main terminals. The pilot landed using the back wheels first and then eased onto the front tires, which smoked, popped and sparked on contact.

Emergency crews from across the area massed near the runway, ready to help the 139 passengers and six crew members.

It looked like it was going to be another Irwin Allen disaster on live television, but it wasn't.

And this isn't the first time that an Airbus 320 has had problems with its nose landing gear....kind of makes you want to fly a Boeing aircraft instead.

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Air America Begs for Money

Just received this through my INTEL network:

Dear Air America Radio Listener,

When we launched the Air America Radio network one year ago, the country was being talked to death by conservative zealots like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and others. Right Wing radio saturated every media market and every community – a dominance of the airwaves that has been a huge part of what allowed the Right Wing to:

  • Drag America into the Iraq war.
  • Open up the Arctic National Refuge for oil drilling.
  • Take over both houses of Congress.
  • And, of course, win the 2004 Presidential election.
Rather than wait for the Right Wing to run out of breath, we launched Air America Radio to give the country back its voice. Thanks to listeners like you, we have a presence on 70 stations covering 60% of U.S. media markets. Air America Radio currently offers 15 shows and runs 24 hours a day of entertaining – at times irreverent – but always enlightening programming.
And here comes the reason for this message...

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September 21, 2005

The Liberal Heart

Geoffrey over at Dog Snot Diaries notes the.....hypocrisy of liberals much like I have in the past except for the fact that these liberals condone and PROMOTE rape as a retalitory weapon:

Sally says: "Someone needs to offer to rape Malkin with a reinforced steel dildo heated to 300F." Wait.....aren't liberals for tolerance? Is this the same Sally that laments the pain the Iraqis are suffering? She wants to see Malkin raped? Maybe she was joking. What do her cohorts have to say?

This rational moonbat agreed with her. "Fuckin' A-right. She's got it coming. If it wasn't for idiot wingnuts like Gordon, she'd be doing 4 ping-pong ball shows a night in a Bangkok whorehouse. There's not a got-damn thing that could be said about her bad enough for what she does daily here in the country she hates."

The chicago dyke doesn't advocate violence, "i just hate violence against women, all women, even dumb fascist cunts who "deserve" it."

So we now we see beyond the curtain, wizard to see exactly what liberals really want in their heart-of-hears.

Michael Savage was right: Liberalism IS a mental disorder.

UPDATE/ADDEnDUM: Unless Atrios decides to edit and/or delete these nasty comments least they make him look complicitous, here is the orginal comment thread where these nuggets of humanity might be found.

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Hope for a Kidney?

Here's one of John Bergstrom's Attack Cartoons that I howl over whenever I read it:

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Don't Get Stuck on Stupid

I heard about this on The Laura Ingraham Show while taking my kid to school.

Don't get stuck on stupid

And we understand that there's a problem in getting communications out. That's where we need your help. But let's not confuse the questions with the answers. Buses at the convention center will move our citizens, for whom we have sworn that we will support and defend...and we'll move them on. Let's not get stuck on the last storm. You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. [Emphasis mine - Ed.] We are moving forward. And don't confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don't understand, maybe you'll confuse it to the people. That's why we like follow-up questions. But right now, it's the convention center, and move on.

This is exactly how a press conference should go - reporters ask questions and the person giving the briefing tells them what-is-what at that moment and leave the second-guessing to arm-chair commentators.

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September 20, 2005

Incorrectly Titled

I hate to say this about a movie....but this one sucked!

I'm talking about 'Shark Boy & Lava Girl' type sucking.....'Matrix Reloaded' kind of suckiness.

We rented this and started to watch it today considering that it would be inappropriate for my daughter to watch and it had to be back to Hollywood Video this evening.

My wife got up and left 13 minutes into the movie. I suffered along for another couple of minutes, hoping in vain that it would pick up and get interesting.

Didn't happen.

This movie IMHO should have been called 'Suck City'. It should be shown repeatedly to Gitmo detainees; they'll be spilling their guts with all sorts of useful information after the second or third showing.

This is probably the first movie in about five years that I couldn't sit through and to me, it's indicative of the stretching that Hollywood script writers are facing. If it isn't adaptations of comic books 'graphic novels', then it's 'revamps' of every beat-to-sh!t television show from the late 60s/early 70s. Seriously, I'm waiting for appearances on the big screen for:

  • My Three Sons
  • The Banana Splits
  • The Bugaloos
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father (I know - from a movie to the small screen and back)
  • Mannix
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Grape Ape
  • Jabber Jaw
Did I miss any?

Didn't someone predict that Western civilization would crumble under the weight of 're-envisioned' movies/television shows? Could the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse really be a Hollywood producer instead of the California Secretary of State with a fistfull of initiatives?

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September 19, 2005


From Citizen Smash's site comes the San Diego Protest Warrior response to the Fall 2005 Whinefest:

Who: San Diego Protest Warrior

What: A demonstration of support for our military and their mission.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2005, 1 – 4pm

Where: San Diego’s Balboa Park, on the southeast corner of 6th & Laurel.

Why: To provide a positive contrast to this messsage:

More to follow...

We'll be there to present another aspect of events happening in our lives.

If you can be there to stand with Protest Warrior, let me know by e-mail.

See you there!!

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Childish Antics

This is messed up:

Border watchers attacked during training session
A group called Gente [Unida] confronted volunteer border watchers in San Diego yesterday with obscenities, shoving and U.S. flag desecration, causing Friends of the Border to abandon a planned deployment and an apology by the group's leader for not having police protection for senior citizen and other members of the group.

Andy Ramirez, chairman of Friends of the Border, said he was concerned about the safety of his volunteers.

"Safety comes first, even before our primary mission to help the Border Patrol secure our border with Mexico," he said.

One eyewitness told WND he saw members of Gente [Unida] assault four members of the border-watch group, including organizer Capt. Drew Johnson, a retired Navy officer.

"Gente [Unida] stole an American flag, ripped from its staff and trampled it, as captured on film by cameraman Larry Morgan," said Roger Canfield, a former Republican congressional candidate.

The confrontation began when border volunteers were checking in at a card table for a training session, Canfield said.

And yet if the roles here were reversed, these Gente Unida stains would be HOWLING about being repressed and objects of 'hate crimes'.

It is interesting to note that while the Friends of the Border Patrol are doing much the same work as the Minutemen Project, i.e. observing and reporting illegal aliens, the protesters are the ones that resort to violence since they obviously cannot formulate a cohesive argument....much like a spoild child throwing a temper tantrum.

It's okay children - we're going to have pudding later!! Yeah!!

UPDATE: Check out this video of this protest. Especially noteworthy is the exchange between a gentleman speaking calmly and getting some protester screaming SHUT THE F*CK UP!! about three inches from his face.

What lovely people.....makes me want to invite them over for some right-wing pizza wings. Or maybe to take a shower.

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Attack Cartoons Return

Attack Cartoons - Copyright 2005 John Bergstrom. All Rights Reserved, Jack.

He's BACK!!

John Bergstrom's Attack Cartoons are back. This guy has me almost puking from laughing so hard!!

John, you have been soorrrreeeelllllyyyyy missed around here. Great to see you back in the saddle again!

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No Nukes, Part ??

Where have we seen this before:

North Korea Agrees to Stop Building Nukes

BEIJING -- North Korea on Monday agreed to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, in a first step toward disarmament after two years of six-nation talks.

The chief U.S. envoy to the talks praised the breakthrough as a "win-win situation" and "good agreement for all of us." But he promptly urged Pyongyang to make good on its promises by ending operations at its main nuclear facility at Yongbyon.

"What is the purpose of operating it at this point?" said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill. "The time to turn it off would be about now."

Despite the deal's potential to help significantly ease friction between the North and the United States after years of false starts and setbacks, Hill remained cautious.

"We have to see what comes in the days and weeks ahead," he said.

How's that saying go?

Fool me once, shame on you

Fool me twice, shame on me

Hard cash says that there is some sort of 'problem' with the inspectors entering the nuclear reactor site in Yongbyon....

UPDATE: And we all knew this was coming.....there's a catch to this entire deal.


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September 16, 2005

Seeking Validation & Relavance

SWWNBN seeks validity in a post-Katrina world:

I don't care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don't care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don't care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans [WTF?!] and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.
TRANSLATION: I'm still here and now I'm a PAID tool of the left. I'm seeking to regain the spotlight that was stolen - STOLEN!! - from me by Bush and his super-secret weather machine that he used because he wouldn't meet with me again to hear my sorry-ass story.

Talk about trying to drum up business...

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News You Can Use, Part Deux

That's right - it's back! And you know you cannot live without it...

  • 'Freedom Fighters' at it again in defending Iraqis.

  • Never thought I'd here President Bush attempting to legislating equality but there's a scramble happeing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Does anyone really give a rat's ass about superfluous crap like this??

  • And people wonder why the government shouldn't just hand over money to people with zero accountability?

  • There should be more of this action happening except with more automatic weapons being utilized.

  • And more of this too because there are too many people that are clueless about the United States Constitution.

  • An interesting sequence of events about Louisiana's Kathleen Blanco...

  • Their nuclear facilities should be 'taken out' and here is why.

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September 15, 2005

To the Moon by 2018


NASA to unveil plans for 2018 moon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA briefed senior White House officials Wednesday on its plan to spend $100 billion and the next 12 years building the spacecraft and rockets it needs to put humans back on the moon by 2018.


That plan, called the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, was presented by NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, his space operations chief Bill Gerstenmaier and several other senior agency officials Wednesday afternoon to senior White House policy officials, including an advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and the president's Deputy National Security Advisor J.D. Crouch.

NASA's plan, according to briefing charts obtained by Space.com, envisions beginning a sustained lunar exploration campaign in 2018 by landing four astronauts on the moon for a seven-day stay.

The expedition would begin, these charts show, by launching the lunar lander and Earth departure stage (essentially a giant propulsion module) on a heavy-lift launch vehicle that would be lifted into orbit by five space shuttle main engines and a pair of five-segment shuttle solid rocket boosters.

Once the Earth departure stage and lunar lander are safely in orbit, NASA would launch the Crew Exploration Vehicle capsule atop a new launcher built from a four-segment shuttle solid rocket booster and an upper stage powered by a single space shuttle main engine.

The CEV would then dock with the lunar lander and Earth departure stage and begin its several day journey to the moon.

NASA's plan envisions being able to land four-person human crews anywhere on the moon's surface and to eventually use the system to transport crew members to and from a lunar outpost that it would consider building on the lunar south pole, according to the charts, because of the regions elevated quantities of hydrogen and possibly water ice.

Supreme coolness!!

If possible, I'll try to get copies of those briefing notes from Space.com...

UPDATE: Here's the Crew Exploration Vehicle image from Space.com that I found this morning.

Looks pretty cool and the crew 'capsule' looks a lot like the Apollo capsule which stands to reason that it was a tried and tested design which I'm sure will be 'upgrade' to reflect 21st century technology.

Of course, bear in mind that this is a conceptual drawing and the difference(s) between what's envisioned and what makes it to the launch pad will differ.....just look at the conceptual and actual designs of both the Apollo vehicles and the space shuttle designs....

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Normal People 1, Eco-Psychopaths 0

House Passes Bill To Extend Border Fence

WASHINGTON -- The U.S House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill that would allow the extension of a border fence along the San Diego-Tijuana border.

The House pushed through a host of immigration measures that would have a big impact on California.

The House approved legislation Thursday that would make states verify they're not giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. California's law giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, which was signed by Democrat Gray Davis and repealed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, would not be allowed under the legislation. Democrats in the state legislature are still pushing a similar measure; it would be blocked.

The bill also would allow the completion of a fence along the U.S. Mexican border south of San Diego by waiving environmental hurdles. The fence is opposed by the California Coastal Commission, environmentalists and Democrats, but Schwarzenegger says he supports it.

The bill would exempt the fence from all existing federal and state laws and circumvent any environmental protections that would have prevented the extension from being constructed. Supporters of the bill argue that the fence, which would have motion sensors and would be brightly lit, would increase the border's security and help to keep illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and terrorists out.

Opponents of the plan say the fence would be harmful to the environment.

The bill would apply to the entire 1,933-mile border with Mexico and the nearly 4,000-mile Canadian border.

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NYTimes Heading for Wall at Mach Four...

Matt Drudge threatens N.Y. Times

"I will yank the Times scribes if I can't find other outlets that are planning to carry them," Drudge told the New York Post. "The Internet is losing its innocence."

Beginning Monday, the New York Times will charge $49.95 per year or $7.95 per month for online readers to access 22 columnists including Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman and Frank Rich.

I don't think that anything The New York Times has to offer is worth $49.95 a year or $7.95 a month is worth it - especially with such hacks as Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman. The money is better spent on crack cocaine or flinging nickels at hookers on the street.

I mean, it really isn't any skin off my nose - it just means that instead of quoting the New York Times directly, I'll have to rely upon 'reproductions' of those columns or articles.

Personally, I think is has to do with 'amateurs' like me linking to the Times as opposed to 'professionals' doing the same thing; pros can afford the fees to link to articles - I cannot.

And that's okay cause my opinion of the New York Times will remain the same: they're a has-been paper that needs to be recycled into so-much confetti....

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September 14, 2005

UnConstitutional My Butt

This is insanity:

Judge: Pledge unconstitutional

A federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., ruled the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional.

The pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God," said U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.

A federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., ruled the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional.

The pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God," said U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.

Karlton granted legal standing to two families represented by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The judge, nominated to his seat by President Carter in 1979, said he was bound by the precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' in 2002, which favored Newdow.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Newdow's case 8-0 because he did not have legal standing to represent his daughter, who is under sole custody of her mother.

In January, however, Newdow filed a complaint in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., with eight new co-plaintiffs, seeking to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance on the grounds it violates the so-called "separation of church and state."

Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Virginia case that the pledge was constitutional, points out Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel, which filed a brief in the high court case.

Today's Sacramento ruling will be appealed to the 9th Circuit, Staver said, and if ruled unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court likely will take the case and, this time, address the merits.

Is it that big of a horrendous thing to say or let alone hear those two little words in the Pledge of Allegiance?

You know - everyone is perfectly capable of saying the Pledge of Allegiance without saying 'under God' like everyone else.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

And don't tell me that reading it causing your eyes to bleed either. Get over it.

But if they insist upon hauling this back to the Supreme Court, then so be it.

But you realize that should the Court overturn these rulings and it is laid out that the two words 'under God' are not unConstitutional....well then, they themselves will be screaming about 'activist judges' and out 'it was a rigged case to begin with' with some 'Bush told the Court to rule against us!!' thrown in for flavoring.

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September 13, 2005

Invocation of Stupidity

That didn't take long:

Contentious start to Roberts hearings

In their opening remarks, the two top Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee invoked the tragedy as a reminder of the gap between rich and poor and the need for a Supreme Court that wants to close that gap.

  • "Today, the devastation, despair facing millions of our fellow Americans in the Gulf region is a tragic reminder of why we have a federal government, why it's critical that our government be responsive," said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and ranking minority member of the panel.
  • "We need the federal government for our protection and security, to cast a lifeline to those in distress, to mobilize better resources beyond the ability of any state and local government -- all of this for the common good."

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat, said lessons should be learned from the hurricane.

  • "The powerful winds and flood waters of Katrina tore away the mask that has hidden from public view the many Americans who are left out and left behind," he said. "As one nation under God, we cannot continue to ignore the injustice, the inequality and the gross disparities that exist in our society."
Within moments, the office of Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and member of the committee, issued a statement accusing Mr. Leahy and Mr. Kennedy of using the victims of the hurricane "in an attempt to score political points."

"I believe the American people will see this for what it is," said Mr. Cornyn, according to the statement. "We ought not to appropriate a national tragedy in a misguided effort to further a political interest of any sort."

Wendy Long, counsel for the conservative Judicial Confirmation Network, accused the Democrats of "exploiting the national tragedy."

"Reasonable, fair-minded Democrats should prevail on their more extremist Senate colleagues to back off these inappropriate tactics," she said. "Grandstanding, deception and cavalierly playing politics with the human tragedy wrought by the hurricane will not endear Senate Democrats to the American people."

The Cornyn statement went on to predict: "Others likely will make similar attempts in a bizarre effort to link Judge Roberts to the tragedies in the Gulf of Mexico. But Katrina victims should not be used to score political points."

These two gentlemen must be really desparate to make ANY political hay out of SCOTUS nominee John Roberts to invoke hurricane damage. Is there some obscure Senate Confirmation Hearing rule about invoking one's rights to stupidity??

What do you want to bet that the Katrina 'racist' issue (really a NON-issue to me) makes it into someone's political campaign ads for the 2006 Congressional elections? Place your bets ladies and gentlemen....

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September 12, 2005

'News You Can Use'

'New You Can Use' is something that I dreamed up one afternoon when I wasn't really in the mood to discuss or opine about that day's current events, so I attempted to pull a slight ScrappleFace and make fun of the headlines.

Sometimes it was easy, especially considering how the Assocated Press likes to create headlines that 'draw your attention' and sometimes it's not.

Today, I'm bringing 'News You Can Use' back with a different approach: just make snide comments about the story and let the reader determine if they want to read it. The onus is placed upon you, the reader.


  • Using Hurricane Katrina for political fundraising? Doesn't surprise me one-little-bit.

  • Would you honestly expect anything else?

  • Al Gore (the one that lost the 2000 election) is showing signs of BDS and not being able to let it go....

  • Glad you got *cough* what you wanted....now let's see if it doesn't just turn into a 'free-fire' zone under your new management....

  • Anyone want to make a bet that Hurricane Katrina will be somehow tied to SCOTUS nominee John Roberts?

  • Nope - this nothing like the first item above....not a chance.

  • Cindy who? Maybe if she hovers out in the Gulf of Mexico she'll regain some strength...

  • Well of course they do...because Bush is the epicenter of bad things that happen.

  • This is coming as a shock. Can anyone say 'Eastern Airlines'?

  • Haven't heard the word 'BOO' about this anywhere....wonder why?

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September 11, 2005

New Attacks

Tape Released: American al Qaeda Member Warns of Attack

Sept. 11, 2005 — In an apparent Sept. 11 communiqué broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the U.S. and Australia.

"Yesterday, London and Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Allah willing. And this time, don't count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion," the tape warns. "We are Muslims. We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam, not the so-called peace of occupiers and dictators."

American intelligence officials believe the man who appears on the tape to be Adam Gadahn of Orange County, Calif. Last year, Gadahn delivered a similar taped communiqué for al Qaeda. That tape was later deemed authentic.

On the new tape, delivered to ABC News, Gadahn's message contains a very pointed al Qaeda threat against Los Angeles and Melbourne.


"Don't believe the lies of the liars at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and 10 Downing Street," Gadahn insists. "They have dispatched your sons and daughters to die lonely deaths in the burning deserts of Iraq and the unforgiving mountains of Afghanistan."

I particulary like that bit about We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam....

That right there makes all arguments about those 'freedom fighters' doing what they do because the United States invaded Iraq. You know, those arguements about how we angered the Muslim world with our 'cowboy tactics'....the ones constantly pushed by those that conveniently forget about all those 'accidents':

  • the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993 (six dead, over 1,000 wounded),
  • the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in June 1996 (20 dead, 372 wounded),
  • the simultaneous bombings of the United States' Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya (12 dead, 85 wounded in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 213 dead, close to 4,000 wounded in Nairobi, Kenya)
  • the bombing of the USS Cole anchored in Aden, Yemen (17 dead, 39 wounded)
So all this crap about 'we made them mad at us' goes right out the window and that window is nailed shut with this new pronouncement about peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam....

More and more I'm coming to realize that while most Muslims follow some variant of Islam that does not condone suicide bombings or terrorist attacks (unless it's against those evil Joooozzzz), but by them standing there and doing nothing overt to prevent these attacks from happening or not 'outing' them for law enforcement to deal with, well....they just as guilty as those screaming 'Allah Ackbar!!' and pushing a detonation switch or flying a plane loaded with people and jet fuel into a building.

Who knows - maybe all of this will come down to a global war of religion. Considing the severe lack of Muslims speaking out about the perversion of Islam, every day it looks more and more like it'll come to it.

I hope not, but this crap has got to stop. And if it won't stop by the hands of those tied into the so-called 'religion of peace' called Islam, then by the hands of Americans that seek to defend themselves, their families, and their country.

UPDATE: The Liberal Avenger just happens to be talking the same talk I am about this twerp hiding behind an abaya....

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Four years ago today:

United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into WTC 2

NYFD raising the American flag over Ground Zero

Never forget this day and never forgot those that gave their lives to save people from this barbaric act.

Remember it always for it has indeed shaped America into what it is today and will be for a long, long time.

God Bless the United States of America!

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September 09, 2005

Sci Fi Friday Once Again!

Been waiting for two weeks for today to arrive.

Why? Well, it's Sci Fi Friday of course!!

Tonight we'll be watching anouther 'round' of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and the piece de resistance Battlestar Galactica.

So....warm up those VCRs (or TiVo if you have it) unless you're gonna be watching.

*geek laugh*


[cool dude]

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Sit & Stew Jose

NOW you can sit there forever scumbag and rot for all America cares:

Court: 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect Can Be Held

A federal appeals court Friday sided with the Bush administration and reversed a judge's order that the government charge or free "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the president has the authority to detain a U.S. citizen closely associated with al Qaida.

A federal judge in South Carolina had ruled in March that the government cannot hold Padilla indefinitely as an "enemy combatant," a designation President Bush gave him in 2002.

The government views Padilla as a militant who planned attacks on the United States, including with a "dirty bomb" radiological device.

Get used to those bars kid....

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Katrina Challenge

Photo glommed from Citizen Smash

The challenges is ON:



On August 28, CodePink San Diego held a rummage sale at Kobey’s Swap Meet to help send some of their members to an anti-war protest in Washington, D.C. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, they decided to donate $100 from the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

Earlier this week, San Diego Protest Warrior issued a challenge to the local leadership of CodePink: If they would donate the rest of the money they raised at their rummage sale to the Red Cross instead of spending it on the anti-war rally, San Diego Protest Warrior would raise money to match their donation.

The challenge has been ACCEPTED!

CodePink raised $593.12 at the rummage sale. $200 has already been spent on a non-refundable airline ticket. $100 has been donated to the American Red Cross. They will donate the remaining $293.12 to the Red Cross (for a total of $393.12), and raise additional funds to meet the challenge.


It’s time to stop the shouting, and put your money where your mouth is! We’re asking each of our members and friends to donate whatever amount they can afford to the American Red Cross, earmarked for Hurricane Katrina relief.

You can donate online with a credit card here, or

you can donate over the phone by calling 1-800 HELP NOW.


  1. To count towards the Katrina Challenge, all donations (by both parties) must be verified. When you make a donation online, please cut & paste a copy of your electronic receipt into an email, and forward it (with privacy information removed) to sdpw.org@gmail.com.

  2. If you have already made a personal donation to the Red Cross for Katrina relief, you can still have that count towards our total by forwarding a scanned or electronic copy of your receipt to the above address.

  3. The challenge ends at 11:59pm on Monday, September 12, 2005.

  4. Only donations to the American Red Cross will count towards the challenge total. If you are uncomfortable donating via this organization, please donate to the charity of your choice, and forward a copy of the receipt. It won’t count towards our total, but we still want to recognize your generosity.
Some suggested alternatives:

Rescue Task Force is a San Diego based relief organization.

Noah's Wish rescues stranded animals.

More here.

THANK YOU for participating in the KATRINA CHALLENGE!

Anyone still want to think that Protest Warrior is filled with a bunch of fat, pajama-clad neo-cons that do not/cannot act for the greater American good?

Dispite our fundamental differences on a great many topics, SDPW is leading the way by putting aside poltical & philosophical principles to stand up and make a difference in asking for donaitons to the Hurrican Katina effort.

Make a donation: $5, $10, $100 - ANYTHING will help.

Well see how this challenge/compitiion goes over the weekend and I'll post about the end results.

And remember: the only 'winners' here are the people needing help from Katrina.

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September 08, 2005


I had some minor surgery this morning and am recovering at home. And recovering at home is far better than in the hospital which the doctor would have preferred - staying overnight due to all the 'fun' things happening to me medically.

As such, posting will be light for the next few days.

And my schedule switches starting on Monday since school starts for me soon; now I'll be doing dialysis on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This frees up my weekends - YEAH!!

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September 07, 2005

Kofi Gets a Clue

Well no sh*t Sherlock:

Report Criticizes Annan, U.N. Security Council in Oil-for-Food Scandal

UNITED NATIONS — Kofi Annan on Wednesday called the latest report on the U.N. Oil-for-Food program "embarrassing" as it slammed the secretary-general, his deputy and the Security Council for allowing Saddam Hussein to cheat $10.2 billion from the humanitarian operation.

The report was released by the Independent Inquiry Committee to the Security Council Wednesday morning before it was released to the public.


"The findings of today's report must be deeply embarrassing to all of us," Annan told the Security Council Wednesday. "None of us — member states, secretariat … can be proud of what it has found. Who among us can now claim that U.N. management is not a problem or is not in need of reform?"

I think that someone slipped a clue or two into Kofi's Wheaties recently.

Now if these clowns would ACT upon what everyone on the planet knew months ago....that they're NOW realizing is a problem, then maybe there might be some hope for the United Nations. As it stands now, it's a kaffeeklatsch that's highly paid to sit around and 'hem & haw' over the world's woes.

Damn, what next - liberals realizing that they're living in the Matrix of Talking Points?

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New Species: Hurricane Hawks™

It's interesting how stuff 'snowballs', isn't it?

Hate Is All You Need

And they were off. You all know the headlines and sound bites. Cindy Sheehan, who seemed to get over the grief of her son's death easily enough once the subject turned from the war to the hurricane, falsely claimed President Bush was golfing during the carnage in New Orleans. Sydney Blumenthal blamed the President for "cutting" funding to stop wetland erosion (forget, if you can, that the wetlands in question have been eroding since the Johnson administration). A blogger on the DNC's official blog castigated the president for discouraging looting. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. blamed Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for helping to derail America's adoption of the Kyoto (even though the U.S. Senate rejected Kyoto unanimously.) The repugnant Bob Herbert of the New York Times wrote, "The president didn't seem to notice" the death and destruction. And smashing all records for the dumbest public utterance ever, Kayne West (who?) said Katrina was so devastating because George W. Bush doesn't care about black people.

I heard about President Bush golfing right before/after Katrina hit New Orleans on Air America (ehh....sometimes I need a catalyst to puke, ya know?) and stupid me I believed it.

I thought: Well that wasn't the smartest thing to do Mr. President...

I momentarily relapsed into my former Democrat/Liberal mindset and fell for the propoganda.

Damn....that means I have to go back a few steps in my 12-Step program to freeing myself from stupidity.

I'll lay down a challenge to anyone that thinks that President Bush is to blame for this: find or create a TIMELINE of the events both before and after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

SHOW ME that the events that people are whining about took place in the order in which everyone on Air Hippies-Gone-Corporate America is foaming-at-the-mouth™ about.

And here's the challenge: back it up with facts and sources....not Daily Kos or Democratic Underground or even the industrial cleaning agent fume induced rantings of Maria (she's got a lot of....'issues' to deal with), but REAL sources: news releases, press conference transcripts, etc.

(Yeah, that was a personal jab at Maria. Thought I'd 'poke the bear' since IMHO she's intellecutally corrupt what with deleting comments and acting like a psycho....I think that either the lithium isn't working enough or she's another sad victim of BDS)

[/attack mode]

SIDENOTE: Ironically, I had not realized that Kos had linked to a 'good' timeline. Go figure....

Make your case against President Bush. Make it stick if you can. I honestly will be waiting for someone to 'step up' and SHOW ME that this is nothing but a 21st century version of the Keystone Cops.

I've thought about trying to do this, but quite frankly I don't want to burn a lot of time on it considering that those 'Hurricane Hawks'™ will not believe a word of what I find anyway. So instead - I leave it to THEM to make their case.

Until such time, I'll just assume that everyone involved are being a human with a heart and doing their damn best to help people in the Gulf Coast states and that this is just another example of those left-of-center using anything/everything to regain political gravitas.....

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September 06, 2005

'Freedom Fighters' Redux

For those that keep asserting that the 'insurgents' in Iraq are really 'freedom fighters', take a look into the future should they gain control of Iraq:

Insurgents Assert Control Over Town Near Syrian Border

BAGHDAD, Sept. 5 -- Fighters loyal to militant leader Abu Musab Zarqawi asserted control over the key Iraqi border town of Qaim on Monday, killing U.S. collaborators and enforcing strict Islamic law, according to tribal members, officials, residents and others in the town and nearby villages.

Residents said the foreign-led fighters controlled by Zarqawi, a Jordanian, apparently had been exerting authority in the town, within two miles of the Syrian border, since at least the start of the weekend. A sign posted at an entrance to the town declared, "Welcome to the Islamic Republic of Qaim."


Witnesses in Qaim said Zarqawi's fighters were killing officials and civilians whom they consider to be allied with the Iraqi and U.S. governments or anti-Islamic. On Sunday, the bullet-riddled body of a young woman dressed in her nightclothes lay in a street of Qaim. A sign left on her corpse declared, "A prostitute who was punished."

Zarqawi's fighters have shot and killed nine men in public executions in the city center since the start of the weekend, accusing the men of being collaborators with U.S. forces, said Sheik Nawaf Mahallawi, a leader of the Albu Mahal, a Sunni Arab tribe that had clashed earlier with the foreign fighters.

Dozens of families were fleeing Qaim every day, Mahallawi said.

Yeah....they're 'freedom fighters' alright....[/incredible amounts of bullshit]

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It Hurts My Ears!

Oh my God - what a fracking moron:

Atheists: No prayer for disaster victims

The American Atheists organization says President Bush should stop urging prayer for Hurricane Katrina victims because it violates the Constitution.

Ellen Johnson, president of the group said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Bush "should not be violating the Constitution by telling people to pray for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's unconstitutional for government officials to be promoting religion; and besides, judging from the speed of some relief efforts, officials should be busy working instead of preaching."

In urging her own flock to support disaster relief efforts, Johnson said: "Contrary to some, charity and mutual aid are not the monopoly of religious organizations."

Does the notion of someone asking others to pray really offend these nimrods that much!?! Are they seriously about to power honk over the notion that not everyone 'dances to their tune'? It must be causing their ears to bleed...

I have yet to see President Bush (or any other religious person) instruct people on how to pray or to do it to a distinct religious sect, community, or a specific religion for that matter.

I'm no religious scholar - not by a long-shot - but I do believe that every religion on the planet invokes some sort of 'prayer' in their observance of whatever faith they're following. I bet if President Bush had said to not pray that he'd be getting a ration of crap from a lot of people.

Am I wrong?

If I am, I'm betting that if there is some religion that does not invoke the act of 'prayer' that there are probably fewer that 100 followers of that religion here in the United States. And if that's the case, this dim-witted broad Ellen Johnson can count on those particular people to not have been the intended audience when President Bush (or anyone else for that matter) said 'pray for the victims'.

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SDPW Arrives, CodePink Wets Themselves

Smash is the man witih the plan: a challenge to CodePink here in San Diego.

HERE'S MY CHALLENGE to Candace and her CodePink posse:

A handful of you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C. later this month, to take part in a large anti-war protest outside the White House. We all know that you are against the war, and that you generally don't like President Bush. So, what are you trying to prove?

Travelling across the country to Washington is going to cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Can you think of any way that this cash could be better spent? Is there, perhaps, a more pressing need that might be alleviated with that money?

How about, instead of going to Washington, you donate the dough you would have spent on that trip to the Red Cross? If you agree, San Diego Protest Warrior will match your donation.


Me personally, I don't think they'll take up the challenge as I'm predicting their response will be something like "...not going to play into Protest Warrior Facist plans..."

I could be wrong, but it's just not in their nature to 'step up' and be human beyond what they already are.

As for the SDPW operation, yours truely was also there. I'll be posting some photos of the op later today time permitting.

On a slight side note, KUSI television stopped by and shot some video of both us and CodePink. I tapped the news that night at ten and sure enough - at 14 minutes or so into the broadcast, that piece was featured.

I can say modestly that I was in three different camera shots. Smash was interviewed and I wasn't. But that's okay because I was wearing a t-shirt that was IMHO appropriate for the occasion.

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September 05, 2005

Rehnquist Dead, Roberts Bumped Up

Held off a few days to comment on this and unless you've been in 'deep freeze' or doing hard time then you're also aware of this:

Chief Justice Rehnquist has died

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who quietly advanced the conservative ideology of the Supreme Court under his leadership, died Saturday evening. He was 80.

The justice, diagnosed with thyroid cancer, had a tracheotomy and received chemotherapy and radiation as part of his treatment.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Rehnquist had "continued to perform his duties on the Court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days."

Then with his three children beside him, the justice died at his suburban Virginia home, a court spokeswoman said.

I'm not really capable of commenting on the pros or cons of Rehnquist's duration as Cheif Justice, but I do know this: if you thought that the 'fur was flying' with the nomimation of John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court then you ain't seen nothing yet.

Citizen Smash reports on something I had initially heard of on Saturday night:

UPDATE: President Bush has nominated John Roberts to be Chief Justice. Sandra Day O'Connor will remain on the court until her replacement, who has yet to be named, has been confirmed.
With this slight change in Roberts nomination to the Court itself, this is what I'm referring to when I say you ain't seen nothing yet. The 'fur' will indeed fly considering that the two nominees to replace Rehnquist and O'Connor will possible shape the legal landscape of this nation for the next 30 years.

And I will comment on one aspect that seems to make a lot of people quake in their boots: if - IF - the matter of Roe vs. Wade is brought back to the Court for reconsideration and it's overturned, it IMHO will not outlaw women from getting an abortion.

Will NOT force American women to seek the 'back alley' treatment.

IMHO if this matter were to be brought before the Court with the aim of overturning Roe vs. Wade, the matter will revert back to the state it was back in 1973 - it will be up to the STATES to determine if abortion on demand will be legal withing their realm of authority.

For the moment, I don't care one way or another as to the rights of women versus the rights of the fetus; I've always been of the mindset that it's up to the woman to determine if she wants to consider the fetus within her to be a child to be born, raised, & nurtured or a parasite to be eliminated from their bodies. I'm not 'gung-ho' religious, but I've always thought that it's between a woman and the possible judgement she'll face while standing in front of the Pearly Gates.

But then again, what do I know.....I'm a man.

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September 04, 2005

Donate to American Red Cross

Saw this over at The Pirate's Blog and thought I'd do the same thing.

There are a LOT of hurting people down in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. Even though Katrina has passed, this is far from being over.

Donate today if you can - $5 or $500 - it will ALL help them out.

UPDATE: Nothing worthwhile to blog about except for the wreckage that was the Gulf Coast.

To be honest, this is almost like right after 9/11 where there was so much happening, so many reports of Godawful things occuring that I really cannot bear to read much about it.

And as such, I've moved this back up top so that it's the first thing everyone sees.

Donate to the American Red Cross if you can.

The Gulf Coast states are going to be a complete 'train wreck' for quite a while and it's going to take a lot of effort to help the people and get the damage assessment going.....

On a slightly happier note, today is my wife's & mine 11th wedding anniversary! We're both so busy that we're not really going out for a big celebration - just going to go to our favorite pizza place down in Mission Beach to have a couple of slices of pepperoni pizza and maybe play some Foozball.

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September 03, 2005

Didn't See This Coming...

And this is what I was predicting would happen:

Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Concert

NEW YORK (AP) - It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt and dignified benefit aired on NBC and other networks Friday night, took an unexpected turn thanks to the outspoken rapper Kanye West.

Appearing two-thirds through the program, he claimed "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

The show, simulcast from New York on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Pax, was aired live to the East Coast, enabling the Grammy-winning rapper's outburst to go out uncensored.


Comedian Mike Myers was paired with West for a 90-second segment that began with Myers speaking of Katrina's devastation. Then, to Myers' evident surprise, West began a rant by saying, "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."

While allowing that "the Red Cross is doing everything they can," West - who delivered an emotional outburst at the American Music Awards after he was snubbed for an award - declared that government authorities are intentionally dragging their feet on aid to the Gulf Coast. Without getting specific, he added, "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us."

After he stated, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," the camera cut away to comedian Chris Tucker.

Geez....there's a time for ranting about how something could have or should have been done this way or that, this this *cough* musician shows what most of us already know: there's no such thing as 'critical thinking' or 'class' anywhere near Hollywood.

TROLL UPDATE: Apparently, I am the target of another troll:

Apparently there is no such thing as class here either since you seem to be doing an awful lot of pissing and moaning about people that are not praising Bush or thinking along the same lines as you do in this whole crisis.

You are a fucking piece of shit Mike.
Posted by go to hell at September 3, 2005 06:23 PM

I'd ask this *cough* person to point out where I am 'doing an awful lot of pissing and moaning about people that are not praising Bush', but like a good troll, they're too afraid to put an e-mail link to contact them at.


Now as for the other part - thinking along the same lines as you do in this whole crisis. - well, they're right in this. However - that's the entire point of putting up a personal blog; it's where I get to blather on about how I see things in this world and how I would do things.

I haven't offered one bit of criticism as to how I would have handled the evacuation of New Orleans - not ONE-LITTLE-BIT.

I HAVE critiqued what people are saying about what has happened/not happened, but apparently this troll who's sitting in his mom's basement wearing Spiderman pajamas (ugh, I crossed the cliche line with that one!) this is the same thing.

Well Madam Troll, I'd like you to come back and discuss this with me here. Or are you just gonna do a 'hit-n-run' comment and scurry back to your roach motel?

Ah, I get it now - the location of this particular troll is Creedmoor, North Carolina (IP address and unless he/she/it has spawned a brother or two, it's none other than everyone's favorite truckstop 'refreshment coordinator' Nunya aka NeoCunt. He probably trucked in from Maria's place where I managed to put in a comment about the New Orleans nightmare; guess he thought he'd 'show me'...huh?

I'm a little surprised that he/she/it didn't use some of those wonderful anonymous proxies from Poland or Germany which he feels makes him 'invisible'.

And seeing as how it's Nunya, I'd not expect him to come back since that would entail being made a fool of....again.

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September 02, 2005

Jackson is a Crackhead

Say what!?

Jackson Blasts Bush Over Katrina Aid

Jackson questioned why Bush has not named blacks to top positions in the federal response to the disaster, particularly when the majority of victims remaining stranded in New Orleans are black: "How can blacks be locked out of the leadership, and trapped in the suffering?"

"It is that lack of sensitivity and compassion that represents a kind of incompetence."

Jesse Jackson is definitely doing crack cocaine.

How do I know? Well, it's simple: anyone who blurts out something at fracking stupid about setting affimative action standards in the middle of a natural disaster has to be....fucking high.

Just when you think that there cannot be anything more stupid uttered in front of a television camera or microphone, along comes this clown to make even black people shake their heads.

I mean seriously - this sort of drug-induced, extra chromosone-influenced statement is just.....stupid. I don't think stupid can be mentioned enough in most sentences where Jackson is concerned.....damn!

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Today in Naval History

Taking a brief pause in the Hurricane Katrina nightmare, I'd like to mention that 60 years ago today in history a great struggle was finally coming to an official end:

Formal Surrender of the Empire of Japan on Board USS Missouri, 2 September 1945

"We, acting by command of and on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, hereby accept the provisions in the declaration issued by the heads of the Governments of the United States, China, and Great Britain 26 July 1945 at Potsdam, and subsequently to by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which four powers are hereafter referred to as the Allied Powers.

"We hereby proclaim the unconditional surrender to the Allied Powers of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and of all Japanese Armed Forces and all Armed Forces under Japanese control wherever situated.

"We hereby command all Japanese forces wherever situated and the Japanese people to cease hostilities forthwith, to preserve and save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civil property, and to comply with all requirements which may be imposed by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers or by agencies of the Japanese Government at his direction.

"We hereby command the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters to issue at once orders to the commanders of all Japanese forces and all forces under Japanese control wherever situated to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control.

"We hereby command all civil, military, and naval officials to obey and enforce all proclamations, orders, and directives deemed by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers to be proper to effectuate this surrender and issued by him or under his authority; and we direct all such officials to remain at their posts and to continue to perform their non-combatant duties unless specifically relieved by him or under his authority.

Read More of "Today in Naval History"

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Smash's Plan

Smash has a plan to help out with the nightmare in the Gulf Coast states:


Here is what I propose we do:

We all have our expensive vices. Some of us like microbrewed beer, some prefer doubleshots of Starbucks Mochaccino, while others munch out on candy bars. How about we observe Lent in September this year? Choose your vice to sacrifice, calculate how much money you would save by abstaining for forty days, and donate the proceeds to disaster relief.

Forty days of sacrifice -- you can do it.

As for me, given my family's current financial situation, there isn't really much I can do. We're almost literally borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and this has been happening since April.

A little side story: Back in April, I finally qualified for Social Security Diability Income (SSDI) (I believe that is the correct name for what I'm going to start getting); I 'qualified' by dropping the number of hours I worked until I got below a specific income threshold.

The added pain-in-the-ass is that I had a five-month period that I had to maintain this amount of income to start getting my beginning this month. It begins this month, but I won't see a nickle until mid-October. The suck part of this is that I normally work full-time during the summer; since I had to maintain a 'poverty' level income to satisfy the social security folks, I haven't been able to make any money this summer.


Back to what I was talking about....I don't know if I'll be able to sacrifice much of anything - we're already scrimping & saving all over the place. Hell, the only reason I'm looking at getting high-speed broadband internet in the house is that I'd be paying the same amount of money for all the services that I'm getting now and I'd actually be saving $10 or $20 a month.

That being said, I say BRAVO!! to Smash for this idea. He is indeed an Officer and a Gentlemen.

See if you can meet or even beat Smash's contribution cause more and more it's looking like the Gulf Coast states are in a world of hurt.

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