Wednesday, April 30, 2008
A Public Service Announcement....
YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare. I am an American.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry rear if you're running from them..
I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good..... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
We want our country back!
Among the pretty large population of white people who have used pot and not been arrested for it is Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Asked during the 2001 campaign by New York magazine if he had ever smoked it, Mr. Bloomberg replied: “You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”It would probably come as quite a surprise to many to learn that New York City is the marijuana arrest capital of the entire world. Most see the Big Apple as a model of a progressive, forward looking ideas--the quintessential melting pot of the world. However as this article reports, the city is a 18th century backwater with regards to marijuana.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The first to ads released by the DNC against McCain highlight what will be their two-pronged assault on him as the Republican candidate: the economy, which is in recession, and his support of Bush on the war in Iraq.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Three experienced handlers were working with the grizzly Tuesday at the Predators in Action wild animal training center when the bear attacked Stephan Miller, 39, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers.
Stephan Miller is the cousin of training center owner Randy Miller, she said.
Pepper spray was used to subdue and contain the bear, and there were no other injuries, Beavers said. Paramedics arriving shortly after the initial emergency call around 3 p.m. were unable to revive Stephan Miller.
The Department of Fish and Game investigated the incident, but will not decide whether the bear will be euthanized because the attack occurred outside its jurisdiction during a training session on facility grounds, department spokesman Harry Morse told the San Bernardino Sun Tuesday.
Morse speculated that the county animal care officials may decide the bear's fate. A call placed early Wednesday to the county's Animal Care and Control Program was not answered.
Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Phelps said the bear was a 5-year-old male named Rocky. The Predators in Action Web site said Rocky is 7 1/2 feet tall and weighs 700 pounds.
The site, which was off-line early Wednesday due to overtaxed bandwidth, identified Rocky as the animal that appeared with Ferrell's character in the scene from "Semi-Pro." Randy Miller doubled for Ferrell in the bear wrestling match, according to the site.
Calls seeking comment from Randy Miller were not immediately returned Tuesday evening.
The center, located in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, has two grizzlies, and also trains lions, tigers, leopards, cougars and wolves for uses ranging from film and TV to advertising and education.
In a February interview, Randy Miller called Rocky "the best working bear in the business," the San Bernardino Sun reported on its Web site Wednesday. But, the paper quoted him as saying, "If one of these animals gets a hold of your throat, you're finished."
Randy Miller has 25 years of experience training animals and his facility has had a perfect safety record, according to the site.
Randy Miller won a World Stunt Academy Award for his work wrestling tigers in the 2000 blockbuster "Gladiator" and performed stunts with his animals in films like "The Postman," "The Island of Dr. Moreau," and "The Last Samurai." He also helped recreate animal attacks for National Geographic documentaries and the Discovery Channel.
It was not immediately known how long Rocky has been at the facility.
Denise Richards, who works with wild animals at Moonridge Zoo, a sanctuary for injured and homeless wildlife in nearby Big Bear Lake, said trained animals that turn on their handlers are often destroyed.
"You can train them and use as many safety precautions as you can, but you're still taking a chance if you're putting yourself in contact with them," Richards said. "It's still a wild animal. Even though it may appear that the bear attacked for no reason, there was a reason. I'm sure Randy understands why it happened. They're not cold-blooded killers."
Native grizzly bears are extinct in California.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I hate to say this, but if one of these dudes had unfortunately fallen to their deaths or something, mankind's gene pool would have improved.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
On the policy front, McCain has been one of George W. Bush's most steadfast supporters of the disastrous war in Iraq. As Iraq once again begins to unravel before our very eyes, now with Shite on Shite violence skyrocketing to go along with the core Sunni insurgency and Al-Qaeda in Iraq, voters will choose yet again--even more convincingly than they did in 2006, to reject the Bush/McCain plan there. America wants Iraq cleaned up--meaning US soldiers out of there reasonably quickly--now.
So the combination of a weak candidate supporting a deeply unpopular war and taking over for an equally deeply unpopular incumbent president of his party all point to Obama handily defeating McCain in November. Toss in the fact that Obama will have tens of millions more money to spend than McCain and you have all the makings of a landslide. A final issue is McCain's notoriously volcanic temper: as reporters and the Obama campaign hit at his soft spots with increasing frequency, will he be able to contain it, or will he erupt with F-bombs all over to someone at some point? My money's on the ladder scenario....
Friday, April 18, 2008
This new 'sport' was the subject of a very interesting Wall Street Journal article this morning. The main guy behind it helped create "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos"....
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
What a poetic, fitting way for the Clinton campaign to go out with. Pretty much sums thing up for a campaign that couldn't manage to walk and chew gum at the same time..Story here.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
- She served blatantly as John McCain's 'other woman' while he was still married to his first wife Carol McCain before he coldly dumped her for Cindy.
- She was busted stealing from a charity she formed to fund her three year addiction to prescription drugs.
- Her husband apparently called her a 'cunt' in public.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Although these remarks were flat out stupid for Obama to have said, I admire his strategy for dealing with them. It's the same strategy he incorporated with the Reverand Wright controversy: don't back down from it, take responsibility, and try to explain to the people the context of the comments. I think he got caught up in an elitist moment out in San Francisco--surrounded no doubt by limousine liberal, chardonnay sipping, billionaire tech geeks discussing how they can save the world. The comments will hurt him now, but will ultimately make him a stronger candidate in the general election.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
President George W. Bush is a foul-mouthed, reformed drunk obsessed with baseball, Saddam Hussein and a conflicted relationship with his dad.That description sounds pretty much spot on as far as I'm concerned, and the movie 'W' by Oliver Stone promises to be nothing if not very interesting....
Monday, April 07, 2008
John McCain’s saucy mother says her boy was always a scamp and a hell-raiser. And one of the senator’s great charms is that he wore those appellations proudly.
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So it was quite disheartening Thursday to see a McCain spokeswoman telling The Associated Press, in a story about how Cindy McCain helped her husband’s political career bloom with her multimillion-dollar fortune from the family beer business, that the senator is a virtual teetotaler.
“Senator McCain rarely, if ever, drinks alcohol,” Jill Hazelbaker averred.
McCain’s pals know him as a man who enjoys libations of vodka with little green cocktail olives. Over the years, at dinners with reporters, I noted he had the habit of ordering one double vodka and sipping it slowly. And there was that famous Hillary-McCain Estonian drink-off in 2004, when Hillary instigated a vodka shot contest and McCain agreed with alacrity (even though he later offered a sketchy denial).
Maybe now that he’s the presumptive Republican nominee, his campaign wants to put his vices in a vise and sanitize the wild side of the man whose nicknames in high school were “Punk,” “Nasty” and “McNasty.”
Next they’ll deny he likes to gamble in Vegas (“I’ll put $50,000 on Bomb Iran, with 3-to-1 odds”), socialize with liberals and lash out at people who annoy him. (As a toddler, he had “tiny” rages. “I would go off in a mad frenzy and then, suddenly, crash to the floor unconscious,” he wrote. His parents would drop him into a bathtub of icy water.)
If his campaign is bowdlerizing, let’s hope it stops before he’s a bland McNice.
Americans, after all, don’t trust candidates without any vices. They got turned off by the picture-perfect Mitt Romney, whose khakis were never wrinkled and whose hair stayed eerily in place even while he was jogging in a campaign commercial.
Do we really need McCain obfuscating on drinking, and Obama putting up a smoke screen on smoking?
Ever since Chicago reporters followed the up-and-coming Obama and saw him flicking his ashes and butts out the windows of moving vehicles, the senator has had a testy relationship with the press about his addictions to cigarettes and littering. (Obama, wrote one reporter on his blog, was “one of those reprehensible nicotine addicts who seems to believe that the world is his ashtray.”)
When Chris Matthews tried to pin down Obama on when he’d had his last cigarette, he radiated guilt, even though he dryly noted that “having your wife say on ‘60 Minutes’ that if you see Barack with a cigarette, let me know’ was a heck of a deterrent.
“I fell off the wagon a couple times during the course of it and then was able to get back on,” the candidate admitted. “But it is a struggle like everything else.”
In his book and last week’s bio-tour, McCain painted himself as a cool bad boy. He was a girl-loving, authority-defying, plane-crashing Top Gun.
In his memoir, Obama played up his vices to depict himself as a cool bad boy, too, recalling that he had smoked pot and done “a little blow.”
But now the two men are sticking to the straight and narrow. Everyone may imagine that Obama and his press corps spend all their time quaffing Champagne and celebrating the astonishment of his very being. But the candidate is boringly abstemious — and reporters traveling with him find him aloof. On a 2005 trip to Russia, he priggishly requested that his vodka shot glass be filled with water.
Oddly, Hillary, a Tracy Flick Goodie Two Shoes growing up, is the only one who seems to be enjoying her vices — even beyond the delight she takes in the dark and costly Mark Penn, and the gusto with which she bedazzled her résumé and then bedazzled some more when she got caught bedazzling. Her campaign doesn’t deny that she likes to kick back, at the end of a long day, with a vodka on her plane.
Bill Clinton is a cautionary tale about what happens if you surrender too many cherished vices. Curtailed from Burkling, international jet-setting, cholesterol-chowing and race-baiting, Bill has gotten raspy and lost his legendary charm. He blew up at a California superdelegate who objected that Bill Richardson, a former Clinton cabinet member, was being painted as Judas because he wasn’t willing to transfer his affections from Bill to Hillary — and no doubt one day to Chelsea. The ex-prez railed against the “political elite” and said it was a “bunch of bull” that there were calls for Hillary to leave the race. In Lawrenceburg, Ind., he dubbed himself a “rural hitman” for his wife.
Churlish Bill doesn’t even follow his own advice. According to the Clinton tax returns, he gave only $1 million to charity out of the $6.3 million he made for his book “Giving” — even though his income has gone up 6,900 percent since his White House years.
Let the Big Dog off his leash. There can be virtue in a little vice.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
It's important to remember the Joe Lieberman was the Democrats' candidate for Vice President only 8 short years ago. Now he's to the right of Dick Cheney, going on Fox News and claiming that the presumptive 2008 Democratic nominee 'lacks credibility'. Amazing....Lieberman took his loss in the 2004 Connecticut primary to Ned Lamont so bad that he's going out of his way to be vindictive towards his party. Sweet justice would have Connecticut voters booting him completely out of office in 2012 and thereby punishing him for his cynical, vengeful duplicity.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
These guys don't actually create anything, all they do is shift money around the table. As Phillips points out, this stands in stark contrast to the American tycoons of the past. Guys like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, the steel barons et. all actually created products and wealth for their fortunes, not merely get rich off of making bets on the world's different roulette tables.
As the world's financial markets continue to go through a mass de-leveraging, with gas prices pushing towards $5 and food prices continuing to rise, I think many Americans might decide to put off that purchase of the 72' flat screen that was to replace the 56-incher puchased two Christmases ago...
Lou Dobbs has carved an interesting niche for himself on cable TV as a fire breathing anti-immigration nutball. Never mind the fact that's he's married to a Mexican immigrant, he's become the voice of many right wing white racists. You can almost see his true colors in the above video, rest assured that if he didn't catch himself, he would have been fired from CNN...