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November 05, 2005

I Hear You Knocking...

...but you can't come in:

Beatty Tries to Crash Schwarzenegger Rally

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The state's special election verged on a celebrity showdown Saturday when Warren Beatty and his wife Annette Bening attempted to crash a campaign appearance by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Hollywood couple strode side by side to the entrance of a cavernous airport hangar where the governor was about to address several hundred supporters. But they were blocked by a Schwarzenegger campaign aide, Darrel Ng, who told the "Bulworth" star he was not on the guest list and didn't have the appropriate wristband to get inside.

"You have to have a wristband to listen to the governor?" Bening asked. "He represents all of us, right?"

Beatty's appearance caused momentary confusion at the rally. Just before the governor took the stage, the hangar door was closed - literally in the face of Beatty and Bening. It was later reopened as Schwarzenegger began to speak.

Inside, Schwarzenegger told cheering supporters that his slate of four ballot proposals would "reform the broken system" in Sacramento.

In a later interview, he alluded to Beatty only indirectly.

"There's the main event, then there is the sideshow," the governor said. "I don't care about the sideshow."

Beatty drew the ire of some of the governor's supporters who called him a Hollywood liberal and a has-been actor.

"It's time for some people to retire," said former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock, who hosts a popular radio talk show. "I'm trying to be gentle about it but it's clear that Warren is over the hill and desperately looking for something else to do."

Poor Warren - he's really 'reaching' these days to make a difference.

I think I'll not watch 'Bullworth' tonight in his honor.

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November 04, 2005

Boo-Hoo Tookie

I missed this when it was announced:

Clemency next hope for kids' book writer

LOS ANGELES – A judge signed a death warrant yesterday for convicted killer Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a co-founder of the Crips street gang whose later work for peace brought him Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders rejected a request by Williams' attorneys for a nine-day delay in his execution date. He's scheduled to die Dec. 13 at San Quentin prison for four murders committed in 1979.

His lawyers asked that the date be set for Dec. 22 so they would have more time to ask Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for clemency.

"This case has taken over 24 years to get to this point," Pounders said. "That is a long delay in itself and I would hate to add to that delay."

Williams, 51, was sentenced to death in 1981 for fatally shooting Albert Owens, a Whittier convenience store worker. He also was convicted of killing two Los Angeles motel owners and their daughter with a shotgun during a robbery. He has maintained his innocence.

The Dec. 13 execution date means attorneys have until Nov. 8 to submit the clemency request to the governor. The judge said Williams' lawyers could ask the governor for more time to tell him about the good work Williams has done since renouncing his gang past.

Lora Owens, Albert Owens' stepmother, said Williams doesn't deserve clemency.

"I didn't convict the man and I didn't put a death sentence on him, but I want justice for Albert to be done," Lora Owens said in a recent telephone interview.

Since being sentenced to die, Williams has written a series of children's books in his effort to curtail youth gang violence. He has been nominated five times for a Nobel Peace Prize and four times for a Nobel Prize in literature.

Dozens of death penalty opponents held a quiet demonstration outside the courtroom calling for mercy. They held a banner praising Williams' work to prevent gang violence that read, "Keeping him alive saves lives!"

One of Williams' attorneys, Peter Fleming Jr., told the judge he has never handled a death penalty case before and asked for more time to ensure that Williams' legal team could do everything possible to help him. "More than a few people have said he is worth saving," Fleming said.

Oh....isn't that sweet!? He's written children's books....that's what many of the death penalty opponents are touting as a reason that Stan 'Tookie' Williams should be spared.

And it's about as compelling as being presented with a 5 lb bag of cricket crap from Dicker & Dicker of Beverly Hills.

I spoil my cats with nummy 9-Lives food and teach my kid algebra, but if I did what he was convicted - CONVICTED - of I'd be sitting on Death Row too.

I've been hearing about this on the radio for the last few days and the main *cough* argument is that by sparing his life that other kids that are in gangs will be motivated to make a drastic life change for the better.

I don't think so Tim.

If clemency is granted, it'll just show those 'impressionable youths' that you can murder people in cold blood and not have to face a death sentence.

Hell - I say take this sucker out on Pay-Per-View television. Record the sentence being carried out and play it on big monitors at school functions to show what crime really gets you these days.

So long 'Tookie' - hope you like having pineapples shoved up your ass on a daily basis by Satan himself.

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November 03, 2005

Thumbs up?

Vandals Should Have Thumbs Cut Off

RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the "Nevada Newsmakers" television show, said, "In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

"You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

"I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb," the mayor added. "That may be the right thing to do."

Sounds good to me.

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November 02, 2005

Food Fight?

Well this is so.....stupid:

'Party trumps race' for Steele foes

Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious."

Since Democrats also tout being 'liberal and equality minded', does this mean that if anyone opposes a Japanese-American that's Republican that it would be okay to throw 'Cheese Nips'? Or maybe fling a box of 'Spic-N-Span' at a hispanic Republican? Or how about marshmellows at white Republicans?

Just curious...

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October 31, 2005

Clown School Sometimes

Here at UCSD, there are quite a few letters sent tot he editor of the school newpaper, the UCSD Guardian. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes, they not.

And sometimes the comments left by people on the paper's website are hilarious:

Dear Editor,

What are you doing for Halloween? How about dressing up as a dead person — a victim of the Bush regime — one that has already died either in New Orleans, Iraq or crossing the U.S./Mexico border? Or put on an orange jumpsuit and bag over your head and be a torture victim in Abu Ghraib prison.

Or you could be a future victim of the Bush regime: a woman who dies of an illegal abortion, from spousal abuse, or vigilante gangs of white racists like the Minutemen. Or maybe you died under military quarantine from the bird flu, or committed suicide in 2010 because of gay bashing. Or you died in a concentration camp because you disagreed with the Bush regime. Any other ideas? But for this to have an impact, maybe you should wear signs: “victim of the Bush regime, 2006” — “died in a pandemic” — to make it clear what you mean.

— Milton H. Saier, Jr.

Professor of molecular biology, UCSD

And here's the response (so far):
The following was email to Milton "the clown" Saier. Here is his email address msaier@ucsd.edu

To Milton "the clown" Saier,

I think a better costume idea would be to dress as a Leftist university professor who has his head buried so deep in Left-wing propaganda that he feels the need to write a letter to the school newspaper thereby revealing how impeded and clouded his mental process is. Stick to the mechanics of your area of expertise and avoid social and political issues because the hateful fear-mongering in your letter to the editor is frightful and so off-base I almost laughed. Your letter is especially frightening since you have a podium in front of a fairly sizeable group of people who you can influence. I am thankful you teach a science class and don't have the opportunity to spout nonsense in a poli-sci or sociology class.

In reality, you are tantamount to a clown; and thus, in honor of Milton Saier, I will dress as such this Halloween and wear a label bearing your name in full splendor as a feeble-minded clown on library walk this Halloween.

Happy Halloween Professor Clown.

Adam Richards

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Well Duh!

For your approval shaking of head:

They need to be told this?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An exclusive California beach enclave has raised eyebrows by passing out tsunami safety brochures that warn residents, in capital letters, that they should never try to surf one.

The pamphlets, part of an emergency preparedness campaign, inform residents of Malibu that tsunamis often follow large earthquakes and advise: "NEVER GO TO THE BEACH TO WATCH FOR, OR SURF, A TSUNAMI WAVE!"

"I'm speechless," Malibu surfer Candace Brown told the Los Angeles Times. "I think the last thing people will think about when they feel an earthquake is surfing."

Malibu's emergency preparedness director said he thought it would be prudent to address all possibilities.

"Some people may feel that we are stating the obvious and some people may not," Brad Davis said. "We want to encourage people to move away from the coast rather than toward it."

I don't really know what is worse: the fact that there are people stupid enough to need a phamplet like this or that the bozos who thought this up are serious about its necessity.....

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Really, Really Insist

U.N. Security Council OKs Syria Resolution

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding Syria's full cooperation with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister and warning of possible "further action" if it doesn't.

The United States, France and Britain pressed for the resolution following last week's tough report by the U.N. investigating commission, which implicated top Syrian and Lebanese security officials in the Feb. 14 bombing that killed Rafik Hariri and 20 others. The report also accused Syria of not cooperating fully with the inquiry.

The three co-sponsors agreed to drop a direct threat of sanctions against Syria in order to get support from Russia and China, which opposed sanctions while the investigation is still under way. Nonetheless, the resolution was adopted under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, which is militarily enforceable.

Yeah....sure...whatever. This "further action" will ultimately result in the UN Security Council going one step further and really, really, really insist that Syria play along and not make the Security Council look foolish.

Umm.....too late.

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October 30, 2005

Lovely 'Union' Thugs

Something that was sent to me - a video of lovely union workers thugs striking out at one woman - a lone woman - with something to say about her thoughts on Proposition 75.

What happens? They steal her signs, basically wack her in the head with their signs, and it all shows what the union workers thugs think about anyone that speaks against them.

Here is the video (12MB file download).

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