Saturday, August 20, 2005

An 8-year-old dies

While warming up before football practice, an 8-year-old boy collapsed and died. Whether the 93 degree heat was a factor or not is yet to be determined. It's a shame and, just as I do for Cindy Sheehan and her loss, I grieve for the boy's parents.

I have nothing witty or sardonic to say.

Halloween outlawed

The recent Burger King commercials featuring a heavy metal "chicken" band have caught the attention of confused Slipknot fans. Slipknot feels that BK's fictional Coq Roq band follows too closely to the formers look and style of wearing gas masks, kabuki marks and the like on stage and elsewhere. Their fans think the metal group has sold out to corporate America and is hocking chicken fries for BK.

So, they're threatening legal action against BK for creating "a 'look-alike, sound alike 'band' in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase Chicken Fries."

I predict this case will end up for the Supreme Court. A landmark decision will be handed down that will end Halloween for fear of legal retaliation by Slipknot. Of course, that's only if KISS and GWAR don't sue them first.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Get you some!

Anticipation is building for next weekend's introduction of this century's beggest event ... MechaCon. According to event founder and organizer Jon Russo (the guy on the right in the picture), "If you have any interest in anime, if you remember Transformers from your childhood and always thought fondly of them, if you enjoy anime shows on Cartoon Network or just want to know more about the genre, MechaCon is the perfect place to start."

I'd also add to the list of qualifications for attending MechaCon or any similar event:
  1. You've never had a girlfriend.
  2. Get your sex kicks from hentai anime.
  3. Know what hentai anime is (I did a Wikipedia search for anime).
  4. Be over the age of 18 and still play with dolls (but not be a pedophile or any other type of sick freak).
  5. Willing to be mocked for attending MechaCon.
Now, if they've got any hot looking models at the show portraying these anime chicks then I'm for MechaCon.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Note: Photo by Brad Kemp of The Daily Advertiser.

No more truck tours

Normally Pres. Bush would give VIPS and dignitaries a tour of his Crawford ranch in "his pickup or on his John Deere Gator." The price of gas has gone up so much he now rides around on a bicycle.

Fowl-Mart

Got a comment on the robbery story by Dan Crall.

I agree about Fowl-Mart ... it's a jam packed sleeze hole filled with employees miserable with their existance and shoppers just as miserable for shopping there. That doesn't include my mom though, who shops there like it's her second religion ... the Church of Wal-Mart.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Show up on time

When going to a movie, show up on time or don't show up at all. At the latest, during the previews. Having the movie interrupted by people showing up late and trying to find a seat is almost as annoying as the idiots who kick the back of my seat or get a call on their cell phone.

Oh, and don't show up late for a crowded movie and expect me to move over one seat so your group can sit together. I showed up earlier for a reason and you should have done the same.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Highway robbers get robbed

A local jewelry store was robbed yesterday of 57 Rolex watches valued at more than $200,000. Who's getting robbed ... the jewelry store or the customer? Why pay more than $5,000 for a watch that tells the same time as a $5 one from Wal-Mart?

Why I hate work unions

This attitude is the exact reason more and more jobs end up overseas and why companies merge, lay-off the wrong people or just shut down.

Jim Young, spokesman for the Northwest Airlines mechanics union, said the mechanics would rather see the airline declare bankruptcy than agree to their terms.

Is this a joke?

It's hard to come up with anything to say as I'm not sure if this is a joke or not.

Groups had been trying to find a home for the mothballed USS Iowa in San Francisco. However, city officials declined the offer due to "local opposition to the Iraq war and the military's stance on gays, among other things."

Lowes

I went to Lowes home improvement store this morning and it was virtually impossible to find any help. And, when you do find help, it's only the "old timers" who actually know what they're talking about.

As I was walking up one aisle with a loaded lumber cart I noticed another cart blocking my way at the end of the aisle. A Lowes employee entered the aisle ahead of me, glimpsed back and saw me and my cart, and continued to walk around the unattended cart. Shame on me for thinking he might move it out of my way.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Reason #935 not to live in New Orleans

Murder in New Orleans is so popular that, although the city's murder rate is lower than it was a decade ago, it's rising and is nearly 10 times the national average.

In fact, a 2004 experiment by university researchers involved the firing of 700 blank rounds in a New Orleans neighborhood in a single afternoon. No one, it's reported, called police.

Just what I look for when moving to a new city ... a high murder rate.

I've always liked his sports coverage

Bob Costas has always been one of my favorite sportscasters and now he's gone and made me place him on a pedestal (if only for the time being).

Bob is an as-needed fill-in for CNN's "Larry King Live" and was asked to do so this past Thursday. He refused because most of the show was to involve Natalee Holloway's disappearance. "I didn't think the subject matter of Thursday's show was the kind of broadcast I should be doing," Costas said in a statement. "I suggested some alternatives but the producers preferred the topics they had chosen. I was fine with that, and respectfully declined to participate."

The Newsday.com article added that "the Holloway case has been a big attraction on cable news networks during a slow news period, with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren getting record ratings as she's paid almost nonstop attention to it."

It's my belief that the Holloway case has received way more media attention than it deserves. Kudos to Bob Costas for having the integrity and principles that Greta and her media cronies lack. The FOXNews channel is one of the most popular cable networks, but still only reaches about 1% of households. Greta has taken advantage of the situation to grow the ratings she never delivered when brought over to the "fair and balanced" network a few years ago.

While I'm at it, I have never liked Larry King. He's a hack as a reporter and his show is closer to A&E's "Biography" than a news show. Larry's show is the only one CNN did not pre-empt during the weeks following 9/11. His coverage was boring and, to me, inept.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Monday morning quaterback

From one sub-par quarterback in A.J. Feeley to an even worse quarterback in Gus Frerotte to the bottom of the barrel with Tim Couch.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Rob Perillo is NOT a good weatherman

The area's "most experienced" meteorologist doesn't have a clue.

When the last hurricane was barreling across the Gulf of Mexico, Rob Perillo of KATC repeated often that it was going to come up through Acadiana (southcentral Louisiana) and that citizens in Breaux Bridge needed to starting packing up and plan to leave town.

All the while, the weather crew at KLFY accurately predicted the storm's path, which was well to the east of Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi.

So much for experience. It's knowing what to do with that experience that matters.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

More rain, heat, dry, heat, heat, rain, ...

Right or wrong ...

Prepare yourself for an onslaught of news coverage, lawsuits and legal ads now that a jury has found Merck negligent to the tune of $250 million in the death of Robert Ernst.

Mark Lanier, the plaintiff's attorney, was seeking $40.4 million in damages.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

More waste

First Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu spends a disputed $400,000 to renovate his offices and residence, now the state police want a $1 million fence to enclose its 28-acre Baton Rouge facility. This is warranted, claims state police director Col. Henry Whitehorn, "because the compound 'is probably where all government is going to be' in the event of a major attack or disaster."

As it stands now, the complex is protected by gated driveways. However, trespassers have been found inside the gates after hours, "which would be prevented by a fence."

Hopefully this will be a better fence than the one at the East Baton Rouge Parish juvenile prison where three teenage inmates escaped last night (8/18/05). It was an extraordinary escape of epic proportions never seen before. The inmates scaled a fence.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

One more thing ...

Why is it always the left protesting (whether it's against a war, pollution, etc.) while the right is always working, paying taxes and, in general, contributing the the economic structure of America?

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

While I'm at it ...

The alleged actions of Larry Northern are disgraceful. He's been arrested on felony criminal mischief charges related to the destruction of wooden crosses erected by the Camp Casey squatters. The Waco citizen, a realtor and former president of a local gun club, apprently drove his truck with pipe and chains in tow over a row of the memorial crosses, which carried the names of U.S. soldiers killed during the Iraq War.

By his actions, if true, it can be assumed Northern is a Republican. Additionally, the alleged destruction of the crosses is a disgrace and is poor representation of America and an American citizen. Seeking violent and destructive retaliation against someone of different ideology is a serious issue and contradicts the Constitution.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Contribution to the rhetoric

Cindy Sheehan's mother is ill and for this I have empathy. However, she is still an ignorant puppet of Michael Moore's contingency as well as a profiteer no worse than those she accuses for their involvement in Iraq.

Her 8/18/05 blog entry starts off, "Our candlelight vigil at Camp Casey was beautiful tonight. There were hundreds of people here and we are hearing that hundreds of people were involved in vigils around the country. We at Camp Casey are so amazed and gratified that there were almost 1700 vigils around the country."

The population of the United States is 295,734,134. Despite her comment that only "hundreds" of people were involved with the various vigils, I'm going to say that 1,000,000 people were involved. Yes, this is a huge overestimation, but I thought I'd give her the benefit of the doubt. At a million protestors, that's roughly 0.34% of the American population.

Yet, 'Camp Casey' is currently receiving an unjustifiable amount of coverage on all of the major television networks, the partisan radio talk shows, an endless supply of blogs as well as newspapers and any other media outlets I've forgotten. It's like a wreck on the highway, we all have to look.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Is it live or Memorex?

Steve Erhardt is the white (or, born white) version of Michael Jackson. It's reported that he's spent over $250,000 on various cosmetic surgeries and upkeep to get to where he is now.

How desparate does one person have to be to not only put themselves through the pain of surgery, but to spend so much money on it as well? I can understand the necessity for medical reasons or even if you have a blemish. Steve, though, must have considered his entire body a blemish. The end result is freakish to say the least.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Tragic abuse of human rights

Now the London police are accused of attempting to block the investigation into their 'murder' of Jean Charles de Menezes. The alleged cover-up stems from the Brazilian man's shooting by police who they mistook for a suicide bomber.

Originally many, including myself, figured the man got what he deserved for dressing in winter clothing and running from the police, despite the discovery after the killing that he was not a terrorist. Earlier this week it comes out that the man was not dressed in winter clothing, did not run from the police and, as a matter of face, had no idea that he was being followed by them.

It's a shame.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

A good soldier never dies?

Comments, probably meant as a 'joke', found on PoorMan.net.

Floyd Alvis Cooper Says:
August 14th, 2005 at 3:15 am

I know this isn’t going to popular on this website, but may I just point something out?

A soldier’s #1 job is to stay alive. If you die, you can’t accomplish the mission, and you weaken your team and put your buddies in danger.

Obviously Sheehan’s son, I forget his name at the moment, didn’t die on purpose, and he may well have have had no control over the circumstances that let to his death.

BUT.

In war, there are no excuses. You find a way to stay alive, whatever it takes — if you’re a good soldier. Sheehan’s son didn’t do that. He paid the price. but he als failed the mission and let down his buddies.

As a soldier, he was a failure. He was brave (maybe), but he was also incompetent.

So, really, how much exactly are we supposed to grieve over this guy? Isn’t a certain amount of disapproval in order for the guy — and by extension his mom, for making such a fuss over a person who was, in the last analysis, by definition a loser?

So shouldn’t Mrs. Sheenhan be showing a little more shame about the situation and maybe not wanting to get her son and his shortcoming splashed all over the media?

Something to consider, anyway.
  1. Floyd Alvis Cooper's mother Says:

    I’m sorry…so very sorry. He just…fell out. He fell out one day when I thought I was just going to the bathroom. By then, he was crying and carrying on, so it was really too late to do anything. Again, so sorry.

  2. Floyd's brother Fred Says:

    Ol’ Floyd just ain’t been the same since his mule kicked him and he got that goddamn computer.

    Don’t mind him, folks, he don’t mean ya no harm. He’s just a little tetched.

  3. Floyd's Tapeworm Says:

    That settles it, I’m looking for a new host.

But they were thirsty!

Officers with the Richmond, CA, police department responded to a burglary at the local mall and then proceeded to help themselves to a few drinks at the Mrs. Fields Original Cookies. Security cameras caught a minimum of 6 police officers helping themselves to the beverages. However, the officers attorney defends them by claiming, "This was not just a group of officers out on a frolic. A couple of them were (dehydrated) to the point of desperation."

I should have taken math classes in California. Is a 'couple of them' equal to or less than a 'minimum of 6'? No soda machines in the mall they could drop 50 cents into? Or, how about a water fountain?

Police officers abuse their badge all of the time. This is just such an instance.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

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I'd leave here broke

I have yet to see how the Supreme Court justices could have voted to legalize a municipality's seizure of private property for its own gain. FOXNews figures a story on flavanols is more important an issue while CNN must agree due to their "front page" coverage of Jude Law.

Now the city of New London, Conn. -- which is where this whole mess started and led to the Supreme Court's decision -- plans to hit the homeowners with a bill for pastdue 'rent' they owe for living in the houses they were fighting to save. (The city's development corporation gained title to the homes when it condemned them, though the owners refused to sell and haven't collected a cent.)

USAToday.com reports, "News of the city's heavy handed tactics should add to the unusual national backlash that has followed the Supreme Court's ruling. The court said state and local governments can seize homes, not just for a public purpose such as building roads or schools, but also for someone else's private profit if the city's economic future is at issue."

It's surprising that there hasn't been more coverage of the New London travesty. What is the check and balance for the Supreme Court? In New London at least, the politicians will hopefully be checked when the next election rolls around.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Suspension?

Randy Moss should be banned from football, if nothing else than for his sheer stupidity. It's a shame that children across the country (world?) look up to this pot head as a hero.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

alligator sauce piquant

I hear there is an alligator on the loose in a Los Angeles pond. This morning's Good Morning America (ABC) ran a story on it and the reporter interviewed Jay Young, a specialist from the "heart of alligator country" ... Colorado(?). I think, and hope, that the reporter was trying to be funny.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

This is what the terrorists want

It's now being reported that last month's shooting of a Brazilian by London police was more than the travesty of one man's death. FOXNews.com is reporting that Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old electrician, walked casually onto a train before being gunned down by undercover officers. It was originally reported that Menezes was wearing a bulky jacket on a warm July day as he ran through the train station, was tackled by a group of undercover police officers, and then shot several times at close range.

What is more tragic, the loss of thousands of lives in New York by unknown terrorists or the loss of one life by our legal protectors? I submit that they are of equal tragedy.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Straight to the horse's mouth

NBC's Today Show co-anchor Matt Lauer is in Iraq and this morning interviewed American soldiers. In interviewing them, which included Capt. Sherman Powell, Lauer basically confronted them with doubt that things were as good as they portrayed.

I've tried to transcribe the audio to the best of my ability.

Lauer: "Talk to me a little about the moral here. We've heard so much about the insurgent attacks, so much about the uncertainty about when you folks get to go home. How would you describe moral."

Multiple Replies: "Moral is always high.", "Soldiers know they have a mission.", "Iraqis are excited to see us."

Lauer: "Don't get me wrong, I know you guys are probably telling the truth."

Powell: "Well, sir, if I got my news from the newspapers I'd be pretty depressed as well. But for those of us who have had the chance to get out and get on patrols ... we're confident that if we're allowed to finish the job we started that the American public will be proud of us."

Lauer: "There's been some reports in the media lately ... that expectations have been lowered for success here in Iraq."

Powell: "Well, sir, I will tell you and the people listening back at home that we appreciate the support we've gotten so far. As soldiers, we'll do anything as long as we have good leadership and support from the people back at home. As long as we have the confidence, are supported and people have our back there is nothing that we not accomplish."

These are the soldiers right in the heart of Iraq fighting everyday to survive. Sure, they don't want to be there and they miss their families. Still, their moral is high and do not want to come home until the mission is completed successfully.

This is in stark contrast to the squatters near Bush's ranch in Crawford, TX, where Michael Moore Cindy Sheehan continues to be the nadir of American patriotism.

The 8/17/05 blog entry includes, "We are moving to a place that doesn’t have much shade and I put out an appeal for tarps and a soldier from Ft. Hood brought some to us that he “borrowed” from Ft. Hood for us to use." How much time in prison does she get for possessing stolen federal property?

She continues, "I have had a lot of soldiers from Ft. Hood come out and tell me to keep it up and that I am doing a good thing. We are doing this to honor Casey and the other fallen heroes in their memories. But we are doing it FOR the people of Iraq and the other soldiers who are in harm’s way right now ... This has to stop, now. We will stop it."

I don't think anyone wants this war to continue. The point is, however, that we're left to assume that these soldiers are actually coming to visit her. Another point to consider is that the soldiers in Iraq are doing what they do FOR the people of Iraq. What is she doing to show them support and build moral? We have a live feed on NBC's Today Show with real American soldiers serving in Iraq stating that moral is high, they need our support and that they don't want to leave until the job is done.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Veteran: look it up

Communist news agency Reuters is reporting that Camp Casey is moving up the road to private property donated for use during the protest. The story states, "The piece of private property was offered by a relative of the man who had fired a shotgun in frustration over the protests, a source in the Sheehan camp said. The property owner (Fred Mattlage) is also a veteran."

  • Did the man admit that he fired his shotgun in frustration over the protests? No, Reuters interjects that of their own fruition as the man has repeatedly stated that he was practicing for the upcoming dove season. It doesn't matter if is't obvious he did it in frustration. The remark is an interjection of the report's feelings.
  • Congratulations to the property owner for being a vet and donating his land to the protestors. First, a veteran is merely someone who served in the armed forces (not necessarily during a war or military conflict). Second, if he's a war veteran, which war? Third, as a vet, Mattlage may be more aware than some as to the rights we all have as American citizens to hold protests like Cindy is.
The article continues, "Sheehan'’s vigil has attracted antiwar activists from across the United States, many of them also relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq, who arrived to offer support, share a hug with Sheehan and join in her daily media events."

How many of the antiwar activists really have relatives who were killed in Iraq? Did the reporter verify this or is it shinola passed on by Michael Moore and his posse?

The report's 'source' (interpreted: Michael Moore) also said this, " ... Fred Mattlage made the offer saying 'I’m a veteran, I support what you all are doing and I want to offer you my land.'”

It's all so lopsided. This article must have been copied straight from a Camp Casey press release. I wonder if Fred actually said that and who this 'source' (Michael Moore) is?

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Protest this, Cindy Sheehan

Set up Camp Apple. Stop paying your taxes. End the violence.

"This is total, total chaos," said Latoya Jones, 19, who lost one of her flip-flops in the ordeal and later limped around on the sizzling blacktop with one foot bare.

Just for a $50 used Apple iBook.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Likes to race

This is one of the idiots who likes to race up the neighborhood street while kids are playing ... Ryan Kelly Klump, 19, 200 block of Longpointe Road, Youngsville, OWI, speeding.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

What's the problem?

What problem could Mexico Consul General Juan Solano have with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano declaring a border emergency between their state borders and Mexico?

The Mexican and American governments haven't done anything to stem the tide of illegal immigration into this country. All of the sudden these two governors take legal action and all of the sudden there's an issue. Looks to me like Richardson and Napolitano are trying to help their respective constituents as well as the rest of the country.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Belief

Lena Baker was put to death in 1945 for killing a white man she claimed held her in slavery and threatened her life. Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles recently pardoned Baker, but did not find her innocent. Instead, board spokeswoman Scheree Lipscomb, said the decision to deny her clemency in 1945 'was a grievous error, as this case called out for mercy.' Baker was sentenced to die following a one-day trial before an all-white, all-male jury in Georgia.

Her grandnephew, Roosevelt Curry, said, "I believe she's somewhere around God's throne and can look down and smile."

This is a statement based on Christian theology. The board did not clear her of the murder, just that the death sentence was extreme. Therefore, it's logical to think that she did murder another human being (whether it was justified by secular laws or not) and this, according to Christian theology, is not deserving of admission to heaven.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Sense and sensibility

Cindy Sheehan is upset.

In an 8/15/05 blog entry, Michael Moore Sheehan wrote, "Speaking of George, I understand that he was riding his bike yesterday out at the ranch ... he was asked how he could go for a two hour bike ride when he doesn't have time to meet with me, and he said: 'I have to go on with my life.' (Austin Statesman, August 14) WHAT!!!!!????? He has to get on with his life!!! I am so offended by that statement. Every person, war fan, or not, who has had a child killed in this mistake of an occupation should be highly offended by that remark. Who does he think he is? I wish I could EVER be able to get on with my life. Getting on with my life means a life without my dear, sweet boy."

I feel sorry for Cindy in more ways than the obvious. However, people die everyday and their survivors deal with it. If nothing else, Cindy might try finding solice that her son volunteered to serve and defend his country (which is more than most of us can say).

How ever it's described — patriotism, serving your country, nationalism, etc. — serving and defending our country is not distinctly represented by service in the armed forces or sending a child to do so. Patriotism is represented by everyday citizens through loyalty and devotion to their country.

For me, I fly an American flag daily, pay my taxes, maintain a job to provide for my family, vote at every election, write this blog, registered for the Selective Service System the day I turned 18, and more. Additionally, it's important that I study American history to see what we've done right and wrong in hopes of understanding why we're the way we are today.

At the same time, though, I'm torn because people such as Cindy "Michael Moore" Sheehan, Howard Dean and others have a protected right to do what they do. Voltaire said it best, "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."

We need checks and balances and that's part of the government's internal structure. The Constitution extends the checks and balances ability to the citizens. It's my concern, though, that these protests and the actions of other activist groups will ultimately counteract our Iraqi involvement. Cindy, who was born in the 60s and is clearly influenced by the Vietnam-era, should realize that at one time in our not-too-distant past her actions would have landed her in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee on charges of treason and sedition. Perhaps she and the rest of us should be more thankful that we have the right to protest, write this blog or do nothing at all.

If I were to accept Cindy's invitation to visit Camp Casey, I would tell her that I do not agree with what she has to say, but I'll defend to the death her right to say it. Not to put words in his mouth, but perhaps that is what her son Casey might say as well.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Somebody has been getting Stoned

Cindy Sheehan pours it on.

"The ninth day ended in the most awesome way ... We looked over into the next cow pasture and there was a full rainbow. If that wasn't a sign from the universe then I don't know what is."

Cindy, perhaps I can help you realize that a rainbow is not a sign from the universe. According to Merriam-Webster, a rainbow is "an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in raindrops, spray or mist."

It's so simple I'm sure even she can understand it.

"We won't let George Bush and his evil neocon cabal ruin our world anymore. John Lennon sang: "Power to the people." We are the people and we have the power."
  1. Neocon is short for neoconservative, which, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a former liberal espousing political conservatism" Pres. Bush was a liberal at one time?
  2. Merriam-Webster states that a cabal is "a group of persons secretly united to bring about an overturn or usurpation especially in public affairs." I don't really know what it means, but it doesn't sound bad.
  3. John Lennon was a dope-fiend who was married to an ugly woman who couldn't sing. Who cares what he had to say.
  4. I would say Cindy is inline with an evil neocon cabal more than anyone she blogs about.
This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Suffrage

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean (and Vermont governor) said, "It looks like today, and this could change, as of today it looks like women will be worse off in Iraq than they were when Saddam Hussein was president of Iraq."

Perhaps he's just following in the footsteps of another democrat, Woodrow Wilson, who was a known racist/segregationist and anti-womens rights.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Rush is wrong ... dead wrong

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh (whom I'd put him in the same category as Michael Moore on many levels) today when he started in on Cindy Sheehan, Howard Dead, etc. Well, by some of my early posts, anyone would know that I think she's a nut and is a puppet to Moore and the rest of his pot-smoking wankers.

He was bouncing all over the place and had just mentioned, "It's gotten so absurd, now that Howard Dean said on TV that if this new constitution is enacted as written, that the women of Iraq are going to be worse off than they were under Saddam Hussein."

Limbaugh continued, "Do you realize how patently absurd and bordering on insane that comment is? No, you don't ... It's gotten to the point now where it is common to go on Democrat websites and read about the pleasure it would bring if the president were assassinated. It is now common to read letters to the editors in newspapers which say it would be fun if bin Laden actually came over here and slit Bush's throat, which is what a supporter of Sheehan wrote to a letter of the editor in one of the newspapers in this country."

I've done a Google search with an array of criteria and have reviewed many of the results. I can't, at this time, find any mention at all of someone wanting to (or hoping that someone would) slit Pres. Bush's throat. He pulled this pink elephant out of his oxycotin butt.

Which brings me to another point. Why can't politicians or political prognosticators ever admit when they're wrong or when someone from the opposite side of the political fence has done something right?

For instance, anything Clinton did right was critiqued by the Republicans as due to the groundwork Bush Sr. had set. When Bush Jr. came in, anything positive that happened was reported by the Democrats as due to what their party had done the previous 8 years.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.

Makes my day ... ?

A couple of real winners

Authorities arrested at least 12 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, prison records show.
  • Van Franklin Cook, 25, 103 Ash Ave., Castle Rock, Colo., third-offense DWI, following too close, reckless operation of vehicle and driver's license suspended or revoked."
  • Christopher Aaron Chenevert, 22, 100 Castle Roy, Lafayette, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and driver's license suspended or revoked.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

It's about the hype

Moron Michael Moore and his puppet, Cindy Sheehan, are at it again. In her blog entry of 8/14/05, she writes: " George Bush: you work for me. I pay your salary. Come out and talk to me. Anyway, I have a feeling you are about to be fired!!!"

He has spoken to you and he's not about to be fired. In a few more years he'll be retired, but not fired.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.