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May 28, 2007

Peaceful Disagreement

Lovely....just lovely.

Vandals Burn Dozens of American Flags Decorating Veterans' Graves, Replace With Swastikas

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. — Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday.

Forty-six flag standards were found empty and another 33 flags were in charred tatters Sunday in the cemetery, authorities said. Swastikas drawn on paper appeared where 14 of the flags had been.

Members of the American Legion on this island off Washington's northwest coast replaced the burned flags with new ones Sunday afternoon.

The vandals struck again on Memorial Day after a guard left at dawn, the San Juan County sheriff's office said. This time, the vandals left 33 of the hand-drawn swastikas.

"This is not an act of free speech. This is a crime," Sheriff Bill Cumming said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

And should they find the people that did this, they'll try to assert their 'First Amendment' rights saying it's a 'form of speech'.


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May 25, 2007

Irrational Fears

I was skimming over some blogs this evening and I found this photo over at LGF. And it sent a shiver down my spine.


Well.....call it a completely irrational fear, but I've had nightmares about being eaten by....dinosaurs. Ever since I was a kid, it's been what I'd deem a 'crappiest way to die' scenario. The ironic thing is that I totally enjoyed all three of the 'Jurassic Park' movies.

Like I said - it's totally irrational, especially since the chances of my encountering a dinosaur in my lifetime are astronomical at best.

Now if you factor in the possibility of time travel......well, I digress.

So why would this photo spook me? Well, to be honest I have never ever seen a wild hog/boar this big; this sucker could easily eat a grown human and quickly.

So, now I have to strike 'wandering in the woods of Georgia' off my Things to Do in Life list.

UPDATE: Well, there was some controversy as to whether or not the photo was staged and/or faked. It turns out that this wasn't a fake photo, but the pig wasn't wild either - it was someone's pet pig that escaped a few days earlier.

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Something I saw at LGF that I thought I'd comment on:

Gillerman accuses moderate Muslims of 'silence' in face of Islamic terrorism

Israel's UN ambassador on Monday accused moderate Muslim and Arab leaders of standing by in "eerie silence" while Islamic extremists terrorize people around the world.

Take a peek.

"We live in a world where when Christians kill Muslims, it's a crusade. When Jews kill Muslims, it's a massacre. When Muslims kill Muslims, it's the weather channel. Nobody cares," Ambassador Dan Gillerman told reporters at a press lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.

Ain't that the truth?

I've been saying this pretty much since I jumped into the blogsphere a few years ago - that the 'thundering silence' coming from American Muslims is simply deafening. Many Muslim/Islamic activist groups or associations or coupon clubs are ever-so-quick to scream about bigotry or racism or whatever the social-crime de jour is at the drop of a hat, but when we see news reports or video footage of any sort of incident being perpetrated by Muslim/Islamic coupon clubs, there's nothing by the sound of jaws hitting the ground.

And it's not so much the demand for outrage when it's obvious that a Muslim or Islamic coupon welder is at the center of the action, but we keep hearing that 'most Muslims do not condone these sorts of attacks' followed by crickets chirping.

It is said that actions speak louder than words - let's see this put into action.....especially when someone like a UN ambassador points out the duck sitting at the table and comments on the walk of the duck, talk of the duck, the distinct 'quack' of the duck and no one else appears to have a clue as to what is being said.

Quack is the word......help spread it today.

UPDATE: Well, here is someone writing for the Opinion Journal that seems to be catching some of that 'thunder' and asking what's up with most Muslims.....where is their outrage over the completely obvious hijacking of their religion?

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May 23, 2007

Total Crap

I haven't talked about the Bush-Kennedey Immigration Reform bill that's currently in the Senate (I think) simply because I think it's a complete waste of time, money, and blogging time.

Do I care about the sovereignty of the United States of America? You bet I am.

Then why aren't I supporting this piece-of-crap? Because it's the same crap that's always brought up:

  • Amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens, but it's called something else
  • 'Toughening Up' of the border - Yes, we're going to really build that fence, man it, and really put a presence on the border and it's left wide open
  • Comprehensive immigration reform - no 'cutting' in the line to gain citizenship....unless you meet 'specific criteria' and then it's automatic citizenship.
The usual crap that almost everyone is tired of and the same reason that more and more people are ditching their GOP membership.

That and there's just so much of it to keep track of that all I can really do is roll my eyes. Michelle Malkin has somehow been able to keep up with all of the smoke-n-mirrors.

SLIGHT ADDENDUM: It cannot be said any simpler than this:

Boehner: Immigration Bill Is "Piece Of Sh*t"

House Minority Leader John Boehner, speaking to a private gathering of Republican activists last night, called the Senate's immigration compromise bill a "piece of shit" but said that he had promised President Bush earlier in the day that he would let his teeth be a barrier to such thoughts in public.

Boehner spoke last night at a small reception for the Republican Rapid Responders on Capitol Hill.

"I promised the President today that I wouldn't say anything bad about ... this piece of shit bill," he said, according to two attendees.

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May 22, 2007

Another Earworm

Another entry in the logbook of earworms (a song that keeps creeping into your head throughout the day): 'Something About You' from Level 42.


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May 21, 2007

Burn Baby, BURN!

Another anti-war scumbag is dragged out into the sunlight to burn up:

Man who claimed war crimes in Iraq charged with falsifying record

SEATTLE -- A man who tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement by claiming to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq is facing federal charges of falsifying his record.

Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, formerly of Phoenix, garnered much attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque. His story was contradicted by his true discharge form, showing that he was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003 because of his "entry level performance and conduct."

A complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle charged him with one count of using or possessing a forged or altered military discharge certificate, and one count of making false statements in seeking benefits from the Veterans Administration.

I heard about this on the radio this morning as I was heading to dialysis.

It's always a hoot to see some poster-boy of the anti-war cessepool being paraded around just fall on their faces - it's even better to see one that's committed fraud against the government getting their head 'nailed to a desk'.

Hey Jesse - maybe you'll be able to impress everyone in your cellblock with your bullshit *cough* war stories right before you're traded for a pack of smokes....

(Hat tip to Michelle Malkin for the link)

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May 17, 2007

New Method for Determining BH Mass

Here's something cool that I found this evening:

New Technique for 'Weighing' Black Holes

ESA's XMM-Newton has helped to find evidence for the existence of controversial Intermediate Mass Black Holes. Scientists used a new, recently proven method for determining the mass of black holes.

Nikolai Shaposhnikov and Lev Titarchuk, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), have used the technique to determine the mass of the black hole, Cygnus X-1, located in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan) approximately 10 000 light years away in our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

The elegant technique, first suggested by Titarchuk in 1998, shows that Cygnus X-1, part of a binary system, contains 8.7 solar masses, with a margin of error of only 0.8 solar masses. Cygnus X-1 was one of the first compelling black hole candidates to emerge in the early 1970s. The system consists of a blue supergiant and a massive but invisible companion.

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May 16, 2007

And They Wonder...

....why we think they'll be the undoing of Western civilization?

Oh, I don't know.....maybe it how they react to someone dying?

Good God.....can you imagine the shear volume of foaming-from-the-mouth that would inundate the world if people cracked jokes about George Soros choking to death on a chicken wing? Or how about if SWWNBN was hit by a satellite falling out of orbit? (reference to 'Northern Exposure' and one of Maggie's boyfriends). Or what if Michael J. Fox died tragically in a Jenga accident?

Seriously - there would probably be people immolating themselves over such offenses.

Yeah, Reverend Falwell did make some.....unwise comments in his time but to be celebrating his death?

To me, that's pretty F'ed up.....and they wonder why some people giggle while watching leftists getting their heads THONKED by the police at protests.....

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May 10, 2007

Shoot Me Now

I was going to start this post with the opening sentence beginning with:

Have you ever had one of those days where you're certain that someone or something is out to get you?

but after typing it out and looking at it, I realized that unless you haven't had one of those days then you're obviously living in a bubble.

Well.....today wasn't exactly one of those days that qualifies the usage of quotation marks, but it wasn't one of my nicer days either.

It started this morning when I was trying to get my daughter out of bed and ready for school. Typically, the only two known things that suceed in this endevour where I normally fail is my wife or the suitable application of high explosives.

Once my daughter was out of bed and starting her morning routine, every time that I'd speak to her she'd.....not quite bark at me, but her tone of voice was starting to make me feel like an idiot. Normally my daughter isn't cruel, mean, or harsh, but I just seemed to be getting the wrong tone from her. Well, I decided to minimize my talking to her just to avoid making a weird situation worse.

The rest of the day sort of went like that: not mean, cruel, harsh, but it seemed like everything that could irritate me actually did. And most of this 'action' was while I was at school.

Here's a typical example:

If you're walking along a sidewalk and come to an intersection (where you have to get to some destination across the street), what would you or any other typical person do:

  1. Stop, look both ways, and then cross the street, or
  2. keep walking without breaking your stride straight out into the street since you're obviously the most-important-person-on-planet-Earth and cannot be bothered to concern yourself for your own safety?
Well, it would seem that most of the students that I encountered at UCSD today were opting for the second choice.

Seriously - practically every person that was walking near me as I was driving around the campus was just flat-out walking out into the street and not looking around. Or even worse: they were looking for oncoming traffic, see me coming along and still proceed to walk out into the street. This happened so many times that I lost count.

And honestly.....there were a few times that I almost didn't stop since I'd be doing the world a favor my taking them out of the gene pool.

But I didn't; if they were in a crosswalk that was marked on the street, then I'd be charged with murder or manslaughter since they were 'legal'. Besides, I'd also have to get out and clean the splatter off the hood of my truck.

Today was a slightly varied version of those days where I know for a fact that all of the stupid people in San Diego are coordinating with each other to purposefully impede me as I attempt to go about my business.

Ugh....just shoot me now.

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May 08, 2007

Please Don't Make Me Pay

This is probably complete crap, but if it's legitimate.....she's got some balls:

Paris pleads to avoid jail

PARIS Hilton has urged fans to sign a petition to keep her out of jail because she "provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives".

The 26-year-old was ordered by a Los Angeles judge on Friday to report to a county jail by June 5 to serve a 45-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

Hilton's plea, on her MySpace website, came as her lawyers filed a notice with the court indicating their intent to appeal.

The hotel heiress urged fans to join her in a desperate plea to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to keep her out of jail.

She wrote on her blog: "My friend Joshua started this petition, please help and sihn (sic) it. i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!"

The petition reads: "Paris Whitney Hilton is an American celebrity and socialite. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as to the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton. She provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives."

"We, the American public who support Paris, are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how Paris has been the person to be used as an example that Drunk Driving is wrong...

"This petition is to ask Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon Paris Hilton for her mistake. Please allow her to her return to her career and life."

Besides the spectacular grammar, I.....well, I don't really know what to make of this. If by chance it's real, then Ms. Hilton has got some balls.

Normally, I don't really get into celeb-crap, but here's a spot of advice for the heiress: do the time and stop getting hammered. You've got enought money to hire someone full time to drive you around.

And for those of you that are really, really, ridiculously interested, the petition can be found here.

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Kicking Over the Anthill

This is in the news, but Michelle Malkin has a TON of coverage on the FBI's latest kicking over of an anthill of domestic terror plots.

And bear in mind - this one is only ONE that's been announced.....imagine what else is 'in the works'.....

I'll be curious to see what (if any) action(s) are taken by the DoD in increasing security at the entrances to the military bases here in San Diego.

More later.

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May 06, 2007

Kids are B-A-D

Just when you think all possible outlandish statements have been flung into the public arena, along comes another set of loons:

Children 'bad for planet'

HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.

The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.

John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: "The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights.

"The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child."

In his latest comments, the academic says that when couples are planning a family they should be encouraged to think about the environmental consequences.

And if this had been a televised announcement, I wonder if they could have kept a straight face....butt monkey ready to launch.

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May 05, 2007

Coming Up Fast

Today, May 5th is La Shawn Barber's 40th birthday.

Happy B-Day La Shawn!!

And don't worry about breaching the 4-0 mark - I'm coming up on that fast.

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May 01, 2007

Cause We Care So Much

(via PDA)

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One".

And they wonder why we're not upset when they get killed.....

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