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August 20, 2005

Getting Personal?

Roberts's Rules of Decorum

Last week, researchers found several memos from the summer and fall of 1984 in which future Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, working as a Reagan White House lawyer, argued against sending presidential thank-you notes to Michael Jackson for his charitable works. But it turns out this was just the beginning of what appears to be the young lawyer's concerns about the star. Three new memos uncovered by Post reporters show Roberts described Jackson as "androgynous," "mono-gloved" and a balladeer of illegitimacy.

And the problem is......what again?

So the guy thought Jackson was a freak 20 years ago. Recent child molestation trials of a certain un-named celebrity in Santa Maria, California would tend to give credence to this notion that Jackson is a freak.....cause he is.

The funny part of this article from that bastion of legitimacy called The Washington Post is the initial sentence:

Now it's getting personal.

This isn't personal moron - the New York Times digging into adoption records to find something - anything on Roberts is personal. This is just a snippet from what - 20 years ago? This is supposed to bring some sort of nefarious behavior of John Roberts into the light?

Face it Dems: there's 'nothing' on Roberts that will allow you to exploit it. The guy - for all basic purposes - is clean; he's so clean, he's almost boring.

Dig back into your Bag of Tricks Felix and try again....

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August 19, 2005

Those 'Evil' O-I-L Companies

Democrats turn up heat on US pump prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats turned up the heat on the White House on Friday to act in the face of record-high U.S gasoline pump prices.

The same day, the Senate Energy Committee set a September 8 hearing on what's behind the prices, which hit a record $2.55 a gallon this week.

That's about 68 cents higher than just a year ago and the biggest weekly increase on record, which has triggered fears that high energy costs could hurt U.S. economic growth.

Lawmakers admit there is no short-term fix to pain at the pump, but are nervous about political fall-out. Gasoline prices are sure to be a hot topic when Congress returns from its recess next month.


Meanwhile, Democrats urged the White House to act.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday said the Bush administration should require U.S. oil companies to disclose their fuel pricing policies and production costs.

In a letter to the White House, Reid also said the Federal Trade Commission should investigate instances where a state's retail prices rise 20 percent in any given week "to determine if the price of gasoline is being artificially manipulated."

Past FTC probes into U.S. oil company pricing policies have found no sign of abuse.

Well, I'm no expert on the 'inner workings' of the oil industry, but I did hear something that made sense.

Read More of "Those 'Evil' O-I-L Companies"

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Results Are In

Cindy Sheehan: 35% Favorable 38% Unfavorable

August 19, 2005--Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who maintained an anti-War protest outside of President Bush's ranch, is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans and unfavorably by 38%.

Sheehan is viewed favorably by 34% of men and 35% of women. Forty-two percent (42%) of men and 34% of women have an unfavorable view.

And 100% lefty TOOL.

Hope her mom's condition improves and that maybe being away from the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ will give her a little clarity on this entire subject.

UPDATE: I'm not the only one (duh!) that thinks there's something soooo wrong with this entire situation. Kilabe does some digging and has some questions about what's apparent to everyone not on the 'Mother Cindy' bandwagon...

UPDATE II: I think the biggest 'tear jerker' of this whole fiasco is that Cindy Sheehan - a simple mother moarning the death of her son - has a public relations firm giving her cues when to blubber.

The honesty here....it's so touching.

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What a Noble Cause....

Just gotta love those 'defenders of public interest' over at the American Civil Liberties Union:

ACLU Defending Woman Accused Of Using Drugs While Pregnant

EASTON, Md. -- Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are appealing the conviction of an Easton woman who was accused of endangering a child by using cocaine while she was pregnant.

Kelly Cruz, 30, was found guilty of a reckless endangerment charge Aug. 5 after waiving her right to a jury trial. She was ordered to serve 2 1/2 years in prison.

Cruz was charged in February, about a month after giving birth to a premature baby boy who tested positive for cocaine.

Defense attorneys had sought an acquittal, arguing there was never a risk of harm to another person -- because a fetus doesn't meet the definition of a person under state law. But a Talbot County judge ruled that the person who suffered the risk was the baby after it was born.

ACLU attorneys said prosecuting women for their actions during pregnancy is unprecedented elsewhere in Maryland and claim it is an attempt to create a new crime by charging pregnant women for harming their fetuses.

But if the kid had been born all kinds of f**ked up, the ACLU would be singing a different tune.

I think that the only way the ACLU will change their (collective) minds about some of the crap they defend will be when some of their results start to hit 'home', i.e., some of their family members start to feel the effects of their actions.

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August 18, 2005

Navy Nostalgia

Don't know why but something today at dialysis made me think of these two Navy recruiting posters. I remember having a replica print of the first one back in early 1985 when I was enlisting in the Navy.

I remember really admiring it not because there was a blonde in uniform [/drooling & panting] but because it was (at least to me) nostalgic.

One day when I finally have a house and a personal library/office I'll be getting some reproductions of these two posters (and possibly other Navy recruiting posters) to decorate it. I think they'll be a fine addition to any office and will certainly compliment the 'I Love Me' wall....it's a Navy thing - don't ask.

(Navy posters nicely glommed from U.S. Naval Historical Center)

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Getting Tough on Child Molesters

It's about frackin time!

Governor Schwarzenegger Proposes Toughest Sex Offender Laws in the History of the State of California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proposed the Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act, which would give California the most stringent sex offender laws in the history of the state.

"Protecting public safety is my first priority and I want to provide greater protection for all Californians, especially our children, against sexual predators. The Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act will give California the strictest sex offender laws we have ever had and ensure our state has the toughest penalties for the worst crimes," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "We want these criminals off the streets and away from our schools and children. Today we are making it perfectly clear to all the cowards who want to victimize innocent Californians: we will stop you, we will catch you and we will punish you."

The Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act (SB 588 and AB 231) as proposed by the Governor today is being carried by Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley). The Act strengthens punishments, expands parole periods, keeps sex offenders away from schools and places where children frequently play, provides tools for tracking and control of paroled offenders and toughens punishments for the use of "date rape" drugs, child pornography and using the internet to lure children into sex crimes.

  • Requires registered sex offenders to wear a global positioning device for the rest of their lives.

  • Establishes the Predator Free Zone 2,000 feet from park where kids play and their schools.

  • Increases penalties for the possession of child pornography to a misdemeanor or felony, and automatically makes it a felony for second or more offenses.

  • Ensures sexually violent predators, prior to their parole, stay in a secure hospital until they can prove to a court they no longer pose a danger to society.

  • Makes it illegal to lure kids into online relationships with lewd intentions.

  • Establishes a sentence enhancement of five years for rapists who use a date rape drug.

  • Eliminates "good time" prison credits for habitual sex offenders.
    Expands parole terms up to 10 years for predators who commit the most heinous crimes.

  • Expands and strengthens our basic sexual assault punishment statutes, including those for "One Strike" Sex Crimes, "Habitual Sex Offenders," and "Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child."
I think that after this the only 'better' solution for pedophiles would be to blow their brains all over the pavement.....on live television.

And I'm thinking that anyone in Sacramento - in the Assembly or the Senate - that opposes this legislation will be signing their political death warrant - they will if I have anything to do with it.

If you live in California, I urge you to contact your Senate or Assembly representative and tell them to vote YES on this. Or else....

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August 17, 2005

In a World of Hurt

Michelle Malkin and the Radio Equalizer have a must-read story about the death spasms of Air America:



Now you know why the current owners of Air America seem so disinterested in holding Cohen accountable for the Gloria Wise mess.

Now you know why Air America and its defenders are using smear tactics to disparage critics and bloggers and journalists asking hard questions about its past and current finances.

But what's next for Air America as it travels down its trail paved with debts?

I see a gigantic smoking hole in the ground that once was Air America as I've written about before.

I see Janeane Garafalo returning to Hollywood and barely managing to get parts in 'B' movies or sequels that can be only described as 'pathetic'.....sort of like 'Mystery Men'.

I see Al Franken writing another book that has to be bought in bulk by his friends to register a hit on The New York Times Bestseller List. It'll be called 'Fiendish Fiends that Foolishly Follow Fickly Fiends....Abu Grahib!'.

I see Randi Rhodes returning to Florida and her 15,000 listeners and quite probably posing for a spread in Playboy just to recover her moving expenses.

And for San Diego's affiliate of Air America - KLSD 1360 - I see them switching formats to Hispanic Christian and one-time KOGO talk show/one-time 'conservative' host Stacy Taylor suddenly announcing that he was forced to adapt to KLSD and that he's really a conservative and please-hire-me-back-KOGO.

And his oh-so-annoying 'sidekick Scooter? The one that's so 'outraged' that he cannot complete a rationale thought? He'll be fetching coffee for someone at a Clear Channel station here in San Diego since he cannot concoct a sensible story like Stacy Taylor will have to use to stay employed. Maybe he can fill in for Abromowitz being the a 'bitch' on the Dave, Shelly, & Chainsaw morning show.

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USS New York LPD-21


Twin Towers steel used in construction of USS New York

ARLINGTON, Va. — From rubble to avenging angel: The U.S. Navy is using steel from the World Trade Center in a new ship, according to the Navy.

Ten tons of steel from the World Trade Center’s twin towers will be used in the construction of the USS New York, according to a Navy official.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is slated to be commissioned in 2008.

“USS New York will ensure that all New Yorkers and the world will never forget the evil attacks of September 11, and the courage and compassion New Yorkers showed in response to terror,” said New York Gov. George Pataki at the ship’s 2002 naming.

Even my kid (who's sitting here watching me type) said 'Cool!!'. You cannot sum this up any more susictly than that...

Here is the 'fact file' on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

(Mad Mikey grimace to Michelle Malkin for this story....even if she never returns my e-mails to her....)

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August 16, 2005


This has been a so-so day.

Last night while my wife and I were out, my elbow started hurting a little. This morning, it's almost on fire.

To top this off, the dialysis technician today couldn't seem to jam the *@$## needles into my arm properly; I felt like a human pin cushion!! We eventually had to call over no less than THREE other techs to attempt to get the damn 15-guage needle in.

Crap - two distinct pains in one arm. The only thing that will ease my suffering is to watch some classic sci fi tonight......family permitting.

UPDATE: It turns out that my 'sore' elbow is actually an infection.


Got some anti-bioltics and some Darvecet to deal with. We'll see what happens...

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Mikey is a forty-something U.S. Navy veteran that is currently taking a break from being a full-time student at UC San Diego studying electrical engineering.

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