September 23, 2008

That Does It

You know how you think that you could be President or Vice President when you hear some of the crap that comes out of the actual candidate's mouths?

I think I just had one of those moments. This is from that interview Biden gave to Couric:

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

All you can do is smash your head against the desk till it stops hurting. My god, the man's a complete idiot! Between that and Obama thinking there are 57 states, I rest my case. I should be President!

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September 19, 2008

Such Nice People, Those Dems

If this is what it means to be a 'feminist' to the Democrats, I'll pass.

Sandra Bernhard "warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers"

Disgusting, no?

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August 14, 2008

Sound Familiar?

Seems like the good old Soviet way is alive and well -- they want to 'reeducate' us, you see.

Those who make human behavior their business aim to make living "green" your business.

Armed with new research into what makes some people environmentally conscious and others less so, the 148,000-member American Psychological Association is stepping up efforts to foster a broader sense of eco-sensitivity that the group believes will translate into more public action to protect the planet.

"We know how to change behavior and attitudes. That is what we do," says Yale University psychologist Alan Kazdin, association president. "We know what messages will work and what will not."

These people are all about restricting not only our liberty, but controlling what we think. Scary stuff, people.

Full story here.

(Three posts in one day! Wow!)

Posted by Ith at 3:17 PM

May 6, 2008

April 12, 2008

Some Things Never Change

"The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat and dishwatery utterances of the man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States."

It's not what you think. Well, maybe it is. But the answer lies here.

Posted by Ith at 8:06 PM

October 12, 2007


As if Al weren't enough of a pompous windbag already! He'll never shut up now. Peace prize [snort]

Posted by Ith at 8:15 AM

July 17, 2007

Only In Santa Cruz

Job seekers, here is your opportunity.

The City of Santa Cruz (the southernmost point of the Bermuda Triangle for Common Sense, as former local radio host DAG used to call it) is hiring a global warming czar.

The gig will pay $80,000 a year.

That does it. I am in the wrong business.

Recruitment for the position will begin in the next two weeks. The article does not say where to show up to apply, but I suspect City Hall would be a good place to start.

Cross-posted at Cranky's place

Posted by CrankyBeach at 10:42 AM

July 12, 2007

Can I Just Say...

Barbara Boxer is a freaking moron? I'm thinking worse words in my head.

And I say this as a constituent. As embarrassing as that is.

Posted by Ith at 6:32 PM | Comments (1)

June 11, 2007

So Why Bother Voting?

So much for the will of the people and the consent of the governed.

I didn't vote in the latest local special election because I did not have the time or the energy to study the issues thoroughly to make an informed choice. The ballot measures all had to do with land use and development issues, and I can't remember when I have seen and heard as much obfuscation on both sides of an issue. At one point I was tempted to vote against one measure based solely on the sign pollution of the side in favor.

The voters soundly defeated all four ballot measures, so that should be the end of it. Right? Wrong! Those Who Know BestTM are taking steps to thwart the will of the people.

. . . supporters said not so fast. They are plotting a comeback with lawsuits and creating GPU-5, a plan that combines the concepts of Measure A and GPU-4 while rejecting development in the Rancho San Juan area.

Several lawsuits are already pending against the county and more are expected to be filed. County counsel said it could be years before this issue is settled in court.

Despite the fact that voters shot it down two years ago and again on Tuesday, the Butterfly Village project, a provision of Measure D, could still move forward.

I think I'm getting a headache.

Cross-posted at Cranky's place

Posted by CrankyBeach at 11:09 AM

June 1, 2007

Set Me Off, Why Don't You?

One thing that's virtually guaranteed to get me irritated, is a missive from my elected representative, the permanently entrenched in power, Sam Farr. If you want to make me growl bad words at my computer screen and stomp around the office for a bit, then you send me this:

Dear Denise: Like you, I am deeply disappointed the President refused to modify his position on the Iraq war

Like me? LIKE ME? Nothing, and I mean nothing, sets me off than a politician or an organization acting like they know me, that they know what I think, or how I feel. It's like NOW trying to tell me that they speak for all women. Horse pucky!

I'm tempted to reply to the email...

Dear Sam, I am nothing like you. Nor will I ever be. In future, please be so kind as to not presume you speak for me, or assume that you in any way could express my feelings.

Thank you

Posted by Ith at 1:37 PM | Comments (2)

May 16, 2007

Oh, Those Brave Dems

Saw this over at NRO:


May 16, 2007

In a stunning move, House Democrats today revealed they will attempt to rewrite House rules that have gone unchanged since 1822 in order to make it possible to increase taxes and government spending without having to vote and be held accountable. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today vowed Republicans will use every available means to fight this unprecedented change.

“This is an astonishing attempt by the majority leadership to duck accountability for tax-and-spend policies the American people do not want,” Boehner said. “The majority leadership is gutting House rules that have been in place for 185 years so they can raise taxes and increase government spending without a vote. House Republicans will use every tool available to fight this abuse of power.”

Last November, House Democratic leaders promised the most open, ethical Congress in history:

“[W]e promised the American people that we would have the most honest and most open government and we will.” (Nancy Pelosi press stakeout, December 6, 2006)

“We intend to have a Rules Committee ... that gives opposition voices and alternative proposals the ability to be heard and considered on the floor of the House.” (Steny Hoyer in CongressDaily PM, December 5, 2006)

The rules House Democrats are seeking to change have not been changed since 1822.
Republicans have already achieved significant legislative successes on the House floor with 11 consecutive “motion-to-recommit” victories that exposed flaws and substantively improved weaknesses in underlying Democrat bills. But rather than living by the same rules which have guided the House of Representatives for 185 years, Democrats are proposing to change the rules in order to game the system and raise taxes and increase spending without a House vote. What are House Democrats afraid of?

Posted by Ith at 1:39 PM | Comments (1)

March 28, 2007

Banning Legos

... At Hilltop, however, the teachers strive to make them different. “We recognized that children are political beings, actively shaping their social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity,” write Pelo and Pelojoaquin. “We agreed that we want to take part in shaping the children’s understandings from a perspective of social justice. So we decided to take the Legos out of the classroom.”

More fun here.

Posted by Ith at 10:14 AM

October 31, 2006

Somehow, He Manages

I don't know how he does it, but Kerry manages to exceed my lowest expectations. Way to go, dude!

Posted by Ith at 9:24 AM

May 22, 2006


Everyone is aware of the latest to do with the Dixie Pollo-ettes, but I just had to highlight this porion of their most recent interview:

... the controversy was a blessing in disguise

"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said. "We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."

But you happily took their money for your CDs, concerts, merchandise, right? Maybe you should have told of us fans that you don't really want that you didn't want us back when when your first CD came out. I could have saved myself some money!

To think I used to be such a big fan of theirs. What a bunch of spoiled, whiney little brats they turned out to be. They're millionaires, but the fans that made them wealthy and famous are no better than the dirt under their shoes as far as they're concerened. You know, I'm not even that much of a Reba fan, but she has more class than all three of the pollo-ettes combined -- and then some.

Posted by Ith at 12:00 PM | Comments (11)

May 9, 2006

Coming Soon

You think that the food police in this country won't be trying something like this soon?

BAR owners have warned they could be forced to stop serving chips and traditional pub meals under proposals by the Scottish Executive.

Under regulations being considered by the Executive, landlords - many of whom are still unhappy at the smoking ban - would be required to have policies to promote "sensible eating" as a condition of their licences.

But pub trade bosses said the move to make landlords provide the sensible- eating advice might mean they were forced not to sell "unhealthy" food, and that would cause major problems for the industry, and penalise the majority of pub-goers.

Paul Waterson, chief executive of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, said the eating advice was aimed at banning meals such as pies, beans and chips from being served.

"It's a dangerous road to go down, and we are very concerned about it," he added. "Everybody has their own ideas about food - if you speak to vegetarians for instance. There is a danger most customers will get caught in the middle between official guidance and people who want to eat what they want.

Posted by Ith at 10:45 AM

February 6, 2006

Tolerance -- What A Joke!

I'm on a TV related email list, one that I've been on for nearly ten years now. Well, the moderator has vanished and now it's become a free for all. They have a thread going on 'tolerance' and as you might imagine, it's anything but. The loving tolerant left is having a field day bashing Christians and mourning the 'day democracy died' in 2000. They spend their days patting themselves on the back for their tolerance, but they certainly don't practice it. No, I'm not surprised by how they behave, I'm well used to such antics. But it is disheartening when people can work up so much venom against us 'evil Christians' when Islamofascists are burning down Danish embassies over cartoons. Talk about a lack of perspective..

Posted by Ith at 10:06 AM | Comments (2)

January 22, 2006

For Pity's Sake!

City of Shaker Heights, OHIO - ( Jan 17, 2006 ) Following a health trend that appears to be brewing up all over the nation, Mayor Judith Rawson has signed a proclamation for the City of Shaker Heights that addresses the issues regarding caffeine intoxication and dependency.

No, it isn't satire.

Posted by Ith at 12:29 PM

January 9, 2006

Ok, so there's not much going on around here...

May I direct your attention to this little gem, which caught my eye over the weekend?

Posted by Caltechgirl at 11:30 AM

November 21, 2005


Islamofascists aren't evil, they just have a different perspective! Well, I feel so much better now -- how 'bout you? Do these people actually believe their own twaddle?

Posted by Ith at 9:18 AM | Comments (3)

November 2, 2005


I haven't been into "angry" blogging these days, but this morning, I may be over my current aversion. I probably shouldn't watch TV in the morning, I really shouldn't. So what set me off? I think it's just the same thing over and over and over and.... well, you get the idea. For months, the only idea the Dems have had in their lil heads is to keep saying, "They lied!". That's their big plan it seems. See, we're so stupid, that if we keep hearing them screech, "they lied!' enough times, we'll actually believe them. Cus we're the unwashed masses who need to be fed and led to the 'correct' thoughts and decisions. Never mind that most of us can read, use a search engine, and have fairly adequate memories of what's been going on the last few years. If we hear Dean scream "LIED!!!" enough times, we'll buy it, we'll fall in line, we'll be good little peasants and believe what our oh so wise elders are saying. But I guess we aren't getting our brains washed fast enough, because now the plan seems to be "PUMP UP THE VOLUME!!" So now, they're SCREAMING it, and added holding their breath till they turn blue, with a little foot stamping thrown in for good measure. Can we send them to their rooms without supper till the start behaving like adults? . How freakin' stupid do they really think we are? Yeah, dumb question -- we all know exactly what they think of us. It's insulting and offensive, and this from a party that thinks they represent the 'common people' [snort]. Common people they have absolutely no respect for.

Posted by Ith at 8:34 AM | Comments (10)

October 27, 2005

Isn't It Cute?

When trolls post in different comment threads with different names? I don't think they understand IP addresses.

Posted by Ith at 11:31 AM | Comments (2)

October 20, 2005

I'll Give You Some "Social Justice"!

Ever heard of Cultural Competence? Well, it may be coming to a school near you.

....In May 2004, the Oregon Department of Education sponsored a summit of "over 100 of the State's leaders in educationto engage in a dialogue about cultural competency." Its purpose was to develop a specific proposal on how to implement 'cultural competence' in education, from kindergarten to university.

It was the summit's definition of 'cultural competence' that caused Oregon's House to balk at the education bill that ensued -- Senate Bill 50. The essence of that definition: "Cultural competence is based on a commitment to social justice and equity."

Some of the specifics of what constitutes 'social justice' and 'equity' emerged from the summit, which was organized into discussion Ttbles. 'Cultural competence' "entails actively challenging the status quoone table noted the need to incorporate institutionalized notions of power, privilege, and oppression into the definition.Thus, for many, cultural competence is transformative and political."

In practical terms, a "culturally competent" teacher "advocates for social justice"; the teacher "exhibits awareness of key concepts" such as "privilege, affirmative action"; he or she must not only "apply cultural competencies" but also "believe it."

'Cultural competence' would not be a request but a requirement. In its five year projection, the summit proposed to "revise rules to achieve high cultural standards including possible revocation of licensure for culturally incompetent behavior" and "to require cultural competence for license renewal."

Indeed, SB50 would have authorized the establishment of "standards for cultural competency and require an applicant for a teaching license to meet those standards."

In short, teachers would be required to advocate a specific vision of social justice to be licensed.

Why does everything these days sound like people live in a permanent encounter group? It's freakish.

Posted by Ith at 3:37 PM | Comments (7)

September 4, 2005

Breaking The Camel's Back

I've never been a fan of Anne Rice, and am I glad of that right now. I've read so much nastiness over the last week, and I've kept my peace, but I think this was the proverbial straw. Here's what she has to say about us:

But to my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.

Should I ask for the money I donated this week back? Since I don't care and all.

Actually, Ann, I went to New Orleans once and once was quite enough. I don't want your Jazz Fest, or your Mardi Gras. So no, I don't want anything from you or your city. But despite that, I still care about the people there. And the people of Gulfport, and Biloxi, and all the other towns and cities devastated by this disaster. And so do millions of other Americans --- they're fellow countrymen, just like me, just like you. I know it must be a difficult concept for you to grasp with all your wealth and fame, but we care even without wanting or getting anything in return. And despite your small mindedness and nastiness, we'll still keep caring, and keep helping. Sorry to disappoint you. If you honestly believe we dismissed the suffering of the victims of the hurricane, then you're a sad and deluded person. Maybe you should stick to your fantasy world, because you surely don't seem to grasp the real one.

Posted by Ith at 12:02 AM | Comments (11)

August 17, 2005

The Akaka Bill

I've been hearing about the Akaka Bill for a while, and it's beyond belief that this will actually pass.

E Pluribus Unum? Not in Hawaii.

And if you want more, check out this transcript.

Later: Kathy has a post on the subject with some interesting comments.

Posted by Ith at 3:19 PM | Comments (5)

August 1, 2005

Does The Government Think You're Fat?

This is interesting. Even though Pres. Bush is "the most fit President in history", according to the official guidlines, he's overweight. What a crock these "obese" figures are! When will the government get a clue? Yeah, I know, silly question.

Posted by Ith at 11:48 AM | Comments (5)

July 30, 2005

Isn't That Nice?

John Podhoretz on The Corner passes on this love note from the Boston Globe movie critic:

Stealth' is a pretty fair military-hardware action movie until you start thinking about it -- at which point it turns incredibly sour in your mouth. I can therefore recommend it to any and all audiences lacking higher brain functions. Sea cucumbers, perhaps. Ones waving American flags.

Tell me about that unbiased media again...?

Posted by Ith at 1:20 PM | Comments (2)

June 2, 2005

Nimnull Alert

According to Screamin' Howard Dean, Republicans don't understand how hard it is to go out and vote after a day at work, because most of us have never put in an honest day's work in our lives.

So that means whatever it is I do every day is either dishonest, or a delusion.

(heard on the radio, so no link)

Later: thanks to Robert, who directed me here, I present the actual quote:

"You think people can work all day and then pick up their kids at child care or wherever and get home and still manage to sandwich in an eight-hour vote? Well Republicans, I guess can do that. Because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives. "
Posted by Ith at 11:03 AM | Comments (2)

May 3, 2005

A Little Local News

A few days I ago, I posted that Ward Churchill was gracing the Monterey Peninsula with his presence, having been invited to speak at CSUMB. I watched coverage of the event on the local news last night, and it was exactly what one would expect: students reading the names of the victims of 9/11 in protest of Churchill's appearance being drowned out by the moonbats who screamed and chanted with the aid of bullhorns. Ah, you have to love the left, they believe so fiercely in freedom of speech -- for them.

Posted by Ith at 8:33 AM

January 21, 2005

Isn't This What They Wanted?

The left in this country is always going on about "the root causes" of terrorism, right? So the only possible reason I can think of for them to object to the President's speech yesterday is that it was the President that said it.

Just wanted to get that off my chest. Carry on.

Posted by Ith at 12:18 PM

January 14, 2005


Remember me posting earlier this week about the new season of "24" and how it had Muslim groups with their knickers all in a twist? Looks like FOX is caving to the pressure. Figures. Anyone know where FOX execs can get a backbone transplant?

Via Beautiful Atrocities

Posted by Ith at 3:17 PM | Comments (2)

November 5, 2004

A Nice Cool Cloth

Get a load of this poor troubled individual.

It's pathetic, it really is. These people don't seem to have a klew that they're the ones who are closed minded and intolerant. They actually believe they're some sort of higher enlightened being! So here's a free klew to these folks: they have drugs for your problem, you know. Maybe it's time you sought professional help, 'cus we care, we really do.

I think I'm moving past anger to pity. How can you not feel sorry for someone so obviously out of touch with reality?

Posted by Ith at 8:43 AM | Comments (9)

November 4, 2004

True Colours

Found this over on The Corner. It's from a Salon piece, but you have to be a subscriber (which I'm not) to read all of it.

But like many liberals I'm betting on the Armageddon theory of politics. Bush and the GOP majorities in the House and Senate will make things so bad in the next four years that the country will never elect a Republican ever again. So here's hoping things get much, much worse!

This is the kind of thing that's keeping me from being a gracious winner, the kind of thing that keeps me believing that the left is hopeless and so entrenched in a Michael Moore fantasy world that reaching out to them is an exercise in futility.

Posted by Ith at 11:53 AM | Comments (6)

November 2, 2004


An actual message that dropped into my email on a list I'm on:

hes going to win (SOB)that women hateing homophobic basterd is going to win and then lucifer's reign will start and chaos and darkness (sob) why Florida ,why again!!!!!!!!!!!!(sob) why WWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY Oh GOD i wish to end myself (hysterical sobbing) i need something to end the pain.... screw it i am going to bed maybe its just a horrible dream. (Sobs) leaveing in disgust .........(damn 2 party system)

Just... Wow... I can't think of anything else that can describe it...

Posted by Ninjababe at 11:51 PM | Comments (5)

September 30, 2004


I think I've mentioned that one of my pet peeves is people who pollute an email list with off topic political screeds. (And it probably wouldn't surprise you that those who do so are usually of the leftist variety.) Anywho, one of the lists I'm on just had a moonbat eruption where the person in question decided that we all really needed to know how evil Bush is ("Bin Laden's business partner"). I present a small sample for your entertainment:

The man blew up Iraqui women and kids while Bin laden hid safely elsewhere, and oil was never mentioned. Now they are debating to see who is the best choice to lead their failure retreat from this dryland Vietnam left sadly with no more bombing opportunities. Maybe this time they will figure out how to count the ballots, and people of colour won't be disenfranchised of their democratic right. Normal America....logical orderly election.....hmmmmm.

It went on and on from there. And what prompted such a post? Hell if I know! But it gets better, and my fellow Red Ensign bloggers will love it. He's Canadian, and states in yet another off topic email:

War is such a sin. At least that is the national view of we Canuks.

So there you go! Don't you all feel silly now?

A Bit Later: This guy is turning out to be a grade A lefty moonbat! A fellow list member took him to task and now he's privately emailing her stuff that makes the above look somewhat sane! Boy, he needs a royal fisking! It's like he gets his scripts from Dem Underground -- he certainly has yet to express an original thought.

Posted by Ith at 12:50 PM | Comments (2)

September 16, 2004

Go Knit A Tea Cozy

Dan Rather blabbered on again on how even if the docs were forgeries, it's not the central issue.

Listen up, Dan... YES IT IS!!! It's the only issue. Either you were duped in your eagerness to try and get the President, or you knowingly presented those forgeries, in which case you made an attempt to subvert the election. You aren't emperor, Dan, you don't have the right to play fast and loose with the truth. I know this comes as a shock to you in all your journalistic greatness, but you aren't special, you aren't better or smarter than us. You're just a sad and sorry excuse for an institution that passed its prime long ago. Edward R. Murrow, you're not. Honest. It's time for you to head for the old anchor's home and sit on the beach knitting or something.

Posted by Ith at 10:42 AM | Comments (9)

September 15, 2004

We Don't Read Either

I found this over at Michelle Malkin's from a comment board for Border's employees:

You guys don't actually HAVE to sell the thing!

Just "carelessly" hide the boxes, "accidentally" drop them off pallets, "forget" to stock the ones you have, and then suggest a nice Al Franken or Micheal Moore book as a substitute. Borders wants those recommends, remember?

I don't care if these Neandertals (sic) in fancy suits get mad at me, they aren't regular customers anyway. Other than "Left Behind" books, they don't read. Anything you can do to make them feel unwelcome is only fair. They are the people pushing retailers to cut costs, don't forget. And they would censor your speech, your books, your music in a heartbeat, so give them a taste of it!

Don't get mad, get even!

What a bunch of !@$#$%#$! I don't read anything but "Left Behind" books? I've never read one. In fact, I think I can safely say I probably read more in a year than the average Border's Employee reads in their whole frigging life!

Are these people born stupid, or did they have to study?

Posted by Ith at 11:05 AM | Comments (4)

August 23, 2004

She's Kidding, Right?

For the 3 or 4 of you on the planet who have not seen this yet....

According to the Drudge Report, Janet Jackson is claiming the White House used her, ahem, infamous wardrobe malfunction to distract the country from the war in Iraq.

I can only say, our absent hostess Ith needs a new category here, and that would be narcissistic blithering fools!

Un-freaking-believable. Just when you think you've heard everything, somebody comes along and re-defines "everything."

Posted by CrankyBeach at 8:03 AM | Comments (4)

August 22, 2004

Stumper Bicker

On my way down to the gym to work off those chocolate eclairs from Friday, I followed a car for a couple of blocks. Pasted to its rear bumper:

John Kerry.
Putting complete sentences back in the White House.

Anybody besides me notice what's wrong with this picture?

And no, I don't think it was meant to be funny... because on the other side of the bumper was a great big "Unidos Con Kerry" sticker.

Posted by CrankyBeach at 2:27 PM | Comments (4)

August 11, 2004

Public Enemy #1 Is The Stay-At-Home Mom

At least according to a nutburger teacher at the University of Texas.

Later: I posted an update here.

Posted by Ith at 4:22 PM | Comments (6)

August 9, 2004

But A Left Wing Slant Would Be Just Fine

One of the items discussed this week by the Peace Coalition of Monterey County was a proposal to switch the channels on the televisions at the Monterey Sports Center.

The rules at the city-owned gym are that the six televisions are supposed to be tuned to sports or news. Apparently one is almost always set to the Fox News Channel, which tends to put a conservative spin on the news.

Peggy Olson told the peace group that Fox's slant makes it inappropriate for a city-owned facility. The Peace Coalition opted not to pursue the issue, but some in the group are talking about taking it up with the City Council.

Note to Carolyn, Margaret, & Nin: This may be a good discussion topic at our next Town Hall Meetup.

Posted by Ith at 10:59 AM | Comments (1)

July 27, 2004

Waaaaa! They Hate Us So

This has to be one of the stupidest things I've read in a while (and that's saying something.)

Discussing how much America is hated, Senator Graham had this nugget of wisdom to share:

Senator Graham said re-electing Mr Bush would be viewed by people abroad as a majority of Americans approving of Mr Bush's policies.

DUUUUUUH! Isn't that sort of the point of an election?

Posted by Ith at 4:17 PM | Comments (2)

July 23, 2004

Lord Save Us...

from melodramatic Hollywood pantywaists! Could they be more overwrought and screechy?

Politics and presidential elections were on everyone's lips at Monday's Gotham preem of "The Manchurian Candidate."

"This is a movie about political brainwashing, and we're right back there again now," said director Jonathan Demme. "I hope it has the potential for stimulating people to start thinking about the process because Lord knows we could use some stimulation," he added.

I think most of Hollywood are poster children for, "This Is Your Brain On Drugs".

Posted by Ith at 8:55 AM | Comments (2)

July 21, 2004

The Loonies are Loose!

You haven't seen loonies until you watched a FCC open forum.

My goodness! There are people up there saying things that make Ith and I go "Huh?".

People are going on about how FCC should provide more money for PBS because they were the only fair and balanced place for people to get current news.

And, our local NBC affiliate was racist and classist because they wouldn't show Al Sharpton on Saturday Night Live, and something to do with Wal-Mart (We couldn't figure out the connection...).

[rolls eyes]

I'm going back to my drinking now and laughing at the broadcast.

(Hey, at least the closed captioning equipment Ith's company used for the event is working. The person typing it in can't spell, but it's working! That's a plus...)

Posted by Ninjababe at 11:11 PM

July 14, 2004

Bimbos & Lattes

I was reading a Q&A with a WA Post reporter, and I have to say, people are past stupid. There are actually people ragging on the Bush twins because the said in an interview for Vogue (Vogue, not an in depth policy interview with US News & World Report) that some of their favorite things are Mexican food, Starbucks lattes, and sushi. Apparently this makes them out of touch with mainstream Americans. Oh, and it makes them bimbos too -- go figure. Well I guess I'm out of touch with mainstream Americans, cus gosh darn, I like those things too. Not only that, but I like Greek food, imported cheese, and mochas! I'm such a BIMBO!!

Lord, these maroons have their father to whine about, not to mention an entire administration, but their burning bleat is the twins and the fact they like *$%^& Mexican food?

Give me a break and go get lives and a sense of proportion, for pity's sake!

Later: I forgot, I could have said it in Latin! Fac ut vivas!

Posted by Ith at 4:17 PM | Comments (3)

July 13, 2004

You Don't Say?

Conservative black organizations are formed and funded by white Republicans, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said yesterday in an address to a packed ballroom at the group's annual convention here.

I'll be sure to pass that on to my black conservative friends, Kweisi.

What a maroon! And he gets away with it!

The whole article here, and a hearty, "AVAST!", to Cam for the link.

Posted by Ith at 10:44 AM | Comments (2)

July 5, 2004

Oh, Canada, You Reap What You Sow

Poll: over 40% of Canadian teens think America is "evil"

Surprising? Not to me, not really. You have to remember I was a teeneager in Canada, subjected to daily torment by my fellow school students for the crime of being American. And that was more than twenty years ago. Those students are the parents of these kids in the poll. They learned their lessons well, no?

Posted by Ith at 10:32 PM | Comments (4)

July 2, 2004

Just When You Think You've Heard Everything

Rush mentioned this a few minutes ago, and a quick search produced the article:

Call for UN observers in US election

SEVERAL members of the US House of Representatives have requested the United Nations to send observers to monitor the November 2 US presidential election to avoid a contentious vote as in 2000, when the outcome was decided by Florida.

Recalling the long, drawn-out process in the southern state, nine lawmakers, including four blacks and one Hispanic, sent a letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asking that the international body "ensure free and fair elections in America", according to a statement issued by Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who spearheaded the effort.

"As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election," she said in the letter.

"This is the first step in making sure that history does not repeat itself," she added after requesting that the UN "deploy election observers across the US" to monitor the November, 2004 election.

Do I even need to comment on this? I know you know what I'm thinking! (and it's quite colourful)

Posted by Ith at 9:17 AM | Comments (3)

May 7, 2004

Must NOT See TV

I made the mistake of stopping on one of our new public access channels last night when I saw the CBC logo in the corner. Lord! Now my brother had told me that the PA channels were havens of left wing lunacy, but all I'd ever seen were bad seventies horror movies from Spain when I had channel surfed before. He was right! The "station" was calling itself "Free Speech TV" and they were airing a CBC show called "Counter-Spin". It was every loony left wing paranoid fantasy brought to life. The subject was what should Paul Martin tell George Bush about Iraq when they meet. As they worked thought the audience, I heard everything from the belief that since Bush was a Christian, the point of the Iraq war was to Christianize the Middle East, to it's about the Oooooooooooil, to an Iraqi Canadian woman saying that the women who were tortured and killed by Saddam didn't matter because it was an Iraqi matter. That got applause.

There were two official guests, one from something called Z net who was like a poster child for ANSWER, and a woman from the National Post, who while not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination, came off as the sane voice of reason in that group. After the break, they came back and started discussing missile defense. The Z net guy insisted it was an offensive weapon, the NP woman just stared at him in disbelief and then tried to reason with him and the audience. When she said that a terrorist could get their hands on a missile some day and use it, they laughed at her! She said that she hoped that the idea ended up being as funny as they all seemed to think that it was, but that it was a real possibility to her, and as a Canadian, living very close to the U.S.A., it was something Canadians should be concerned about. You can imagine the reaction she got to that.

That was the point I turned it off. Not relaxing TV before bed!

Posted by Ith at 9:18 AM | Comments (1)

May 5, 2004

This Morning's Rant

You know it's bad when you're cursing at the TV at 7am. But, damn it, I was fuming! It was the usual tag team interview -- one Republican former campaign guy, and one Democrats former campaign guy. The Dem was frickin unbelievable!

Here's a brief recap:

1) The abuse of the Iraqi prisoners is George Bush's personal responsibility, a responsibility he's trying to avoid.

2) The President shouldn't be campaigning because it's not "Presidential" and he should be in D.C. because he's "out of touch", and he should be dealing with all his failed policies.

3) He shouldn't be meeting with regular folk on the bus tour because he should be in D.C. because -- wait for it -- he's "out of touch".


Deep breath.


Posted by Ith at 8:53 AM | Comments (11)

March 30, 2004


Did she have a straight face when she said it?

..... House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: "The Bush administration needs to understand that the independent 9/11 commission seeks truth, not blame."

Sing it to your choir, Nancy.

And for more travels in the unbiased media, check out this article. I founf the points made about Clinton's pardoning the FALN terrorist members particularly illuminating.

Posted by Ith at 5:31 PM

March 27, 2004

How Offensive

From Andrew Studdaford on The Corner today comes this latest bit of PC idiocy:

For over a century, a statue of a wild boar stood in the center of Englands oldest public park. It was damaged during the Second World War. Finally, it has been restored. The old boar was going to be put back where it belonged. Not any more. These plans have, apparently, now been "abandoned for fear of offending Muslims, whose religion considers pigs to be 'unclean'."

And if you want another tiny example of the Wests supine response to Islamic fanaticism thats it.

Posted by Ith at 5:19 PM

March 20, 2004

Typical II

Next up, the 9/11 commission and how the Clinton officials testifying this week are going to try and blame 9/11 on the Bush administration. So much for not politicizing it, eh? I hope we'll get to hear what the Clinton people were doing for the 8 years they were in power. What did they do after the first WTC attack? Why didn't they take Bin Laden when he was offered? What about the USS Cole? What about the Kobar Towers bombing?

Eight years of a Clinton administration to fail fighting terror, and it's all President Bush's fault in just nine months.

(boy, I'm really ticked off tonight, aren't I?)

Posted by Ith at 5:29 PM | Comments (1)


There's a "diplomat" on FNC right now saying that hatred of us in Europe is our fault, that we need to change our policies to make them happy. This is one of those times I'd like to post in all CAPS! Damn it! I'm sick and tired of this crap. Why should we change? Why don't they start appeasing us, asking themselves why we don't like them, and what policies of theirs they should change to make us happier?? I'm really beginning to understand why the U.S. was isolationist prior to WWII. Europe is so not worth it, and I'm past fed up with their whinging and complaining. They'd all be speaking German now if not for us.

They can take their unhappiness and stuff it for all I care. We've done our bit for Europe -- more than once -- and I say leave them to stew in their own juices.

Posted by Ith at 5:21 PM | Comments (1)

March 19, 2004


More from local news. This time, the snobby prigs of the CAB. Local church wants a statue in its garden for their 100th aniv. -- seems simple, right? Not in the same village that banned ice cream cones once upon a time. You see, the statue has to be approved by the CAB, and said CAB denied permission unanimously:

I dont think it furthers what the church is about its just a decorative little piece, said Eleen Auvil.

I am so glad I live outside the village limits!

Posted by Ith at 4:59 PM | Comments (4)

A Tall Tale

The Ca Coastal Commission strikes again. They'll do anything to stop development -- even lie. Check out the story they made up about the imminent demise of all Monterey Pines in the area. Heaven forbid there be more homes for residents, or more jobs.

Posted by Ith at 4:48 PM

March 17, 2004

Only In Hollywood

Would they take a gritty drama with undertones of humour like Magnum P.I. and turn it into a Starsky & Hutch like spoof. With a rapper as the costar no less.

A comic spoof out of a show that gave us an episode like, "Have You Seen The Sunrise"??

I'll stick to repeats on TV, thanks very much.

Posted by Ith at 12:14 PM | Comments (1)

March 12, 2004

Pull The Other One

A tale of woe from one of the just released Brit prisoners that was at Gitmo.

Give me a freakin' break! Of course, the anti-American left in Britain -- and our own country -- will eat this fantasy up.

Update: Love what Steve has to say on the subject. A snippet: Al-Harith told these people a number of lies. You can pretty well guess what they were. Pointless beatings, "mystery injections," rotten food, water so filthy it looked like Coca-Cola, forced rides in the pork-promoting Oscar Mayer Wienermobile...okay, that last one is mine. I have a better imagination than Mr. Al-Harith. Snorfle! Wienermobile!

Posted by Ith at 7:40 AM | Comments (2)

March 9, 2004

Idiots in Sacramento

There's a new state amendment being proposed in the state of California.

It's to give teenagers the right to vote. Yeah, 14-17 year olds can vote.

Oh, wait... It gets better!

They don't get a full vote...

Oh no.

14-15 year olds are counted as a fourth vote.

16-17 year olds are counted as a half vote.

As if people aren't confused by the election process already!

Why, you ask?

"We believe it's time to open up the franchise to young Californians at the age of 14, let them register and vote and be seriously included in the process," said Democratic State Senator John Vasconcellos.

Of course it would have nothing to do with the fact that the majority of teenagers lean toward the Democratic party.

Or the fact that if they do this, they'll be getting votes from all the children of Hispanic immigrants (legal or not) in the state.

Oh no, nothing to do with those points at all.


I actually heard about this on Friday, but I've been stewing about it off and on since...

Posted by Ninjababe at 9:46 PM | Comments (3)

March 5, 2004

A Vamp Is A Vamp

I've been keeping abreast of the Angel axing, and one of the things I've seen crop up is that WB canceled Angel to make way for yet another remake of Dark Shadows, and that WB is under the impression that fans of the vampire genre will find shows with vampires interchangeable. In other words, we'll all happily watch Dark Shadows and not miss Angel, cus, duh, it has vampires! What more could we want?


I've never seen Dark Shadows (that I recall) and I'm not about to watch it becasue I'm expected to, anymore than I was going to watch that silly Aaron Spelling vampire show that was on when Forever Knight was (two episodes were enough). Lord, TV execs make me want to scream! I have to actually be interested in a show. Just throwing vampires at me isn't going to do it. Really.

(I still have my "Forever Knight, Embrace No Substitute" button on my
corkboard at work)

(now FK was a show!)

Posted by Ith at 5:16 PM | Comments (4)

March 4, 2004

Bang That Tambourine

Again with the idea that space will eternally be a place of peace, love, and planetary group hugs. Damn bloody naivete and shortsightedness!

A commissioner on the panel studying the President's proposal for manned flights to the moon and Mars actually asked why the military was involved! What planet do these people live on anyway?!!? Yes, let's go into space waving flowers and dancing around like Hare Krishnas at the airport. Maybe the ChiComs will take a pamphlet and throw a few coins in the hat on their way past.

Can you tell I'm more than a wee bit put out?

Didn't think so.

Posted by Ith at 5:52 PM | Comments (2)

March 3, 2004

And They Think They're The Good Guys

There's so many things to be angry over in this story: Michigan teacher must cover cost of substitute while on military duty. But you know what I could not believe? These maroons from the school district are acting like they're doing this teacher and patriot some sort of favour!!

Posted by Ith at 5:38 PM | Comments (2)

January 21, 2004

Harry Potter & The Dopey Director

As a new Harry Potter fan, I now have all these extra articles to read, and I found a gem today! This is from an interview with Alfonso Cuaron who is directing Prisoner of Azkaban:

"It's a myth for our times," Cuaron tells Entertainment Weekly magazine in its Jan. 23 issue. "You read about Fudge and the Ministry of Magic that's Tony Blair! And Guantanamo is not that different from Azkaban. There are Dementors there, too."

Viggo, call your agent! Here's a guy you can not only work with but share silly current event comparisons with too! It's a match made in heaven.


(a little lunchtime posting)

Posted by Ith at 12:10 PM | Comments (4)

January 20, 2004

One More Step to Silence

There's a pharmacist at work who is very liberal. However, every time he starts a rant, I blow him out of the water (the last one was about space exploration).

Today he decided to bash Bush and Republicans in general.

I started walking towards him, and he got quieter and quieter.

Finally, when I was standing next to him, he shut up.

I grinned madly and walked away.

Quite fun.

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:54 PM | Comments (11)

November 21, 2003

Like He Doesn't Have An Axe To Grind

Bleak Outlook for U.S. in Iraq Says Blix

"There's a hatred against the United States and you have 130,000 American troops sitting there as a big target," said Hans Blix as he leaned forward to make his point about the future of Iraq and its military occupation.

"The borders, although guarded, are not watertight. Weapons of mass destruction may not be there but conventional weapons are and the U.S. does not have the capacity to guard it all," Blix added. "The outlook is bad."

Posted by Ith at 7:47 AM

November 20, 2003

Don't Think So

Anyone expect the "peace activists" to be protesting the terrorist slaughter of their countrymen, and dozens of Turks, in Turkey today?

Nah, me either. After all, what's a few deaths amongst friends?

Posted by Ith at 7:48 AM

November 15, 2003

That's It!

Hillary Clinton is a tease. Now isn't that one of those things that feminists hate? Being a tease? But here's their standard bearer being the poster child for it. There she is, being so coy, batting her eyelashes: Will I run? In 2004? In 2008? I'm going to Iowa, but I'm not running. Well, maybe...

So not only is she a woman whose main qualification for President is who she married, but she's a tease too.

You've come a long way, baby. [snort]

Posted by Ith at 1:47 PM

Circling The Wagons

Justene has been threatened with a lawsuit by a company called Infotel. Xrlq has a post on the whole thing here, and Justene's original post is here.

Also check out Jay, Daily Pundit, Patterico, the Interociter, Miller's Time, & Right On The Left Beach.

Updating the List:


Boi From Troy

SoCal Lawyer

I know we've dealt with similar things where I work, so the more light that we shine on the vermin the better. My favourite is the toner scam. You get a call fro your "copier company" wanting to double check the model of your copy machine. If you give them that information, there will be a box of incredibly overpriced toner delivered within days. Then they hope someone will sign for it without checking, and then they nail your for the charges with that signature. As soon as you ask them the name of the company they come from, they hang up. One time, my boss pretended he couldn't speak English and kept them hopping for quite awhile before they realized we were on to them.

Posted by Ith at 1:04 PM

October 26, 2003


Andrea pointed me to this article. first, go read Andrea's post, then read the article.

Give this guy some valium! Please! There's lots and lots that bugs me about these sorts of journalisitic hatchet jobs, but I'll stick with two.

First, do you ever see these sorts practicing what they preach? Is reporter guy living in an eco commune? Does he bike everywhere? Did he take an airplane, or a train, or a bus, to research his expose? And isn't his newspaper printed on like, dead trees? Does he use air conditioning in his home? How about heat? How many square feet does he and his family use to live in?

It would be nice for him to realize that technology allows us to produce more food on less land, so we can feed more people. And America feeds lots of people.

The other thing is "global warming". The planet has been warmer many times in the past, it's normal. And we're just going to have to deal. If we can't deal, then I guess we're screwed. Mother Nature doesn't play favourites. And the planet warming isn't all bad. There are many benefits to be had from a warmer planet. We just need to make it through the transition. And I'll take a few degrees warmer over icesheets covering half of California anyday.

Oh, and a third thing! I know, I said two. But! The British Isles are a testament to man manipulating the land to suit them. Does he not know that Britian used to be heavily forested? If he went to look at Sherwood forest, he would see that it used to be that way all over. But no, it's just eeeevil modern Americans who are responsible for the rape of the planet.

Posted by Ith at 11:56 AM

October 11, 2003


Well, "Lolita" left about 15 huge spam comments over night. So if anyone saw the s*m*ut, I apologize. I've banned the current IP, but who knows how long before "she" gets a new one.

Posted by Ith at 12:17 PM | Comments (6)

October 5, 2003

A Little Honesty

This was what a "Code Pink" activist said at an anti-Arnold rally:

.... She admitted that Bill Clinton (news - web sites)'s sexual peccadilloes were as inexcusable as Arnold's.

"The difference is that Clinton was so brilliant," she said.

"If Arnold was a brilliant pol and had this thing about inappropriate behavior, we'd figure a way of getting around it. I think it's to our detriment to go on too much about the groping. But it's our way in. This is really about the GOP trying to take California in 2004 and our trying to stop it."

Posted by Ith at 10:58 AM | Comments (3)

October 1, 2003

Bring It On!

I'd like to invite California Dem Operatives to come check out my ballot before I mail it in. Just so they can reassure themselves that my "goon tactics" aren't sullying the sanctity of the election.

The Democrats are so insulting and obnoxious. I keep thinking they can't get any more pathetic, but they do.

Talk about goons.

Posted by Ith at 7:56 AM | Comments (2)

September 22, 2003

Obnoxious Celeb Moment

What a treasure trove the day has been for asshatted celebrity comment! But I bet you thought I couldn't come up with anything better than the Dixie Chicks latest tantrum, or Martin Sheen's latest verbal assault, but you'd be wrong, gentle readers!! Take a look at this gem I came across while reading a Yahoo! news bit, "Backstage at the Emmys". This tidbit comes from Jon Stewart, who has a TV show from what I understand. (First time I'd ever seen him was last night as he did some lame comedy bit at the Emmys.)

[....] He also had a few words for the uniformed journalist representing the U.S. Marines who asked nearly every winner to send their deepest sentiments to the men and women overseas. "Shouldn't you be defending us from something? Isn't this something you do in the corner of a Best Buy?"

So this is what passes for humour these days? And you win awards for it too! I miss Bob Hope more and more every day.

Posted by Ith at 5:05 PM | Comments (6)

Sour Grapes?

Not that this comes as a surprise, but... Chicks to break with country scene.

Violinist Martie Maguire told Spiegel magazine: "We don't feel part of the country scene any longer, it can't be our home any more."

She said she was disappointed other country singers didn't back up the Dixie Chicks in their criticism of George W Bush's politics on Iraq.

"A few weeks ago, Merle Haggard said a couple of nice words about us, but that was it," Maguire complained.

"The support we got came from others, like Bruce Springsteen."

Maybe because they're grownups, Martie? With this sort of whining, it appears you certainly aren't one yet. Suck it up, girls! If you take a stand, you need to do it because you think it's right, not because you want to be part of the "in" crowd, or because you think it's cool at the time. But that's the problem, you don't think. R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y -- look it up in the dictionary.

Going home empty-handed from the Country Awards ceremony also made them decide to break with the scene, Maguire said.

Mmmm-hmmmm..... I think that about covers it, don't you? The Dixie Chicks owe Country and its fans for their success. If they want to be just another pop band, then so be it. I guess mediocrity is easier than originality and creativity. Their last CD certainly proved that.

Posted by Ith at 7:16 AM | Comments (4)

September 12, 2003

If You're Happy and you know it, pay your fine!

A new industry group, P2P, is going to pay the $2,000 fine that was imposed on 12-year-old Brianna LaHara by the recording industry for illegally downloading music. The little girl's single mother agreed to the fine to settle a lawsuit filed against her by the Recording Industry of America.

Says P2P of RIAA:

But the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based P2P United, Adam Eisgrau, says the RIAA should pick on someone its own size, not a little girl who downloaded songs like "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands."

He is also calling on the RIAA to abandon its campaign and stop going after children and grandparents--one RIAA target is a 71-year-old grandfather.

Personally, while I agree that intellectual property must be protected, suing little kids and grandparents isn't the way to go about it - in fact, it'll turn into a PR nighmare for the recording industry. - Industry Group Pays Child's RIAA Fine

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September 5, 2003

If Only There Were No Pain

Sometimes, I like to go cruising the kook sites, to see what absurdities they bilge forth with. Today's selection was PETA -- always an excellent source of absurdium profundium. PETA are crowing (pardon) concerning winging (oops, I mean "winning") a lawsuit against KFC, formerly known as "Kentucky Friend Chicken" and KFC's advertising campaign. PETA are as happy as puppies with socks because as stated on PETA's site:

PETAs victory in this lawsuitwhich PETA believes to be unprecedented in that it is a successful suit for false representations about the treatment of farmed animalsputs corporations on notice that they cannot abuse animals and lie about it with impunity. The false claims that have now been removed from the KFC and Yum! Brands Web sites include the following:

What follows is their list, and my comments:

that chickens raised for KFC suffer no pain

Would that the people PETA's terrorist companions harm could suffer no pain!

that chickens raised for KFC suffer no injuries

I wonder how many children have suffered injuries at the hands of PETA's allies?

that KFC suppliers use state-of-the-art slaughter equipment

When you're talking about killing a chicken, I have to wonder if the old "snap the neck" routine versus some fancy automated chopper really matters?

that humane treatment of the birds is ensured

Where "humane" is defined as "treating animals as though they were kings, and humans as though they were fodder."

Dunno 'bout you, but it tickles my wish ... I mean funny bone!

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September 4, 2003

An Apology & A Dictionary

A post from The Corner:

From the Alameda Times-Star: FEDERICO de Jesus owes Victor David Hanson an apology.

De Jesus, a staffer for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal., falsely accused Hanson, the distinguished author of the just-published book "Mexifornia" (Encounter, 2003), of racism and xenophobia at a recent Capitol Hill briefing.

During his introduction, Hanson, a scholar of ancient Rome and Greece, was aptly described as "a classicist." De Jesus somehow interpreted that to mean that the author had a white "classist" bias against immigrants. Pelosi's aide, who somehow earned a diploma without being able to make a distinction between a classicist and a classist, got ugly with Hanson and stormed out of the briefing in protest.

Posted by Ith at 5:14 PM | Comments (3)

September 3, 2003


What to say about Johnny Depp and his latest pronouncements from afar? Well, I guess I could say he's consistent. This is definitely not the first time he's shared his opinion, and at least he actually did leave the country to go live in Europe. We weren't so lucky with Alec Baldwin after all.

Jonah Goldberg had this to say today:

I don't particularly care that Johnny Depp has unkind things to say about America or the Bush Administration. To date, not a single thoughtful person in Christendom has found it necessary to consult his views before making an informed decision. That said, what I do find hilarious is that all of the Europeans do care. I mean, these are the same folks who say that American culture is leading to the cretinization of the world and that Hollywood values are shallow, low-brow and materialistic. And yet, the second an American movie star opens his mouth on politics these people applaud.

That sounds about right. For me, it's not so much that these 'artists' shoot off their mouths, it's the hypocrisy. Like Harrison Ford last week who lamented:

"I think American films right now are suffering from an excess of scale. Lots of movies we're seeing now are more akin to video games than stories about human life and relationships," said Ford, while noting "12- to 20-year-olds are maybe the largest economic force in the US movie business".

And Harrison Ford only makes artistic, serious, meaningful films. Riiiiiiight. He goes on, in the same interview, to say:

"I'm very troubled by the proliferation of arms, at the fact so many people in the United States carry guns. It obviously contributes greatly to the crime problems we have. I'm sure gun laws should be strengthened in the United States. I just don't know the correct mechanism."

Again, the hypocrisy! If he feels so strongly on the subject, why does he make movies where the hero uses guns? As they say, "if you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem." But that's the thing, many celebrities see themselves as a class apart. Above us mere nobodies that fund their lifestyle. They have a sense of entitlement. They deserve to have their cake and eat it to.

Johnny Depp has a great life. He's wealthy enough that he can move to France and make the choices he wants. But he got that wealth because of us. Because of America. Because of the country -- and one would assume the citizens -- he despises. Actors aren't flocking to Iceland for fame and fortune, that's for sure!

So, Johnny, Harrison, you have the freedom to make asshats of yourself, but maybe you should stop ant take a look at the lives you lead and the choices you make before you spout off the next time. I'd have a lot more respect for you if you weren't a bunch of hypocrites.

Posted by Ith at 6:30 PM | Comments (4)

August 27, 2003

It's Not Just The French

This quote was sent to me via email:

"A political and social welfare organization with a military wing that has launched terror attacks against Israel." --ABC's Mike Lee describing none other than Hamas
Posted by Ith at 5:13 PM | Comments (1)

Alas For Lost Stud Puppies

Harrison Ford is now officially on my "celebrity nimnull list". He's been close, but today, he gets his own special spot right alongside the Dixie Chicks (I hope he and Natalie get along...).

In Madrid, Spain -- that's right, gentle readers, he's in another country saying this stuff -- he said:

"I'm very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going," said Ford, with US post-war casualties having exceeded those during the actual conflict.

"I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East.

"I don't think military intervention is the correct solution. I regret what we as a country have done so far," said Chicago-born Ford, 62.


Although on screen Ford has starred in many action-packed, gun-toting thrillers -his Hollywood Homicide alongside 25-year-old Josh Hartnett is, in fact, more designed as a comedy - Ford abhors liberal US gun laws.

"I'm very troubled by the proliferation of arms, at the fact so many people in the United States carry guns. It obviously contributes greatly to the crime problems we have. I'm sure gun laws should be strengthened in the United States. I just don't know the correct mechanism."

You know, Harrison has been my favourite Hollywood stud puppy since I was 14 and saw "Star Wars". I went to every single one of his movies in those early carefree days. But, alas, the love affair has ended. Like so many of Hollywood's finest, he along with Viggo Mortenson, and Johnny Depp, will now be told to just keep their mouths shut and look pretty. It's for the best, dahlings, it really is. Trust me on this, guys. Would I lie to you?

(A little lunchtime posting today)

(I saved our warehouse from potentially burning down this morning!)

Posted by Ith at 12:28 PM | Comments (12)

August 26, 2003

Blame Where Blame Is Due

Michele posts about Bill Maher and his asinine assertion that SUVs are to blame for the deaths of children whose parents leave them in their vehicles:

Once again, the far left - of which Maher is a card-carrying member - blame something other than the person at fault. I'm waiting for the inevitable class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of SUV owners whose children died in that horrible way, claiming that they made the cars too big or too wide or the seat backs too high.

It's just another case of Maher and his like wanting to blame the ills of the world on SUV owners. It's the parents and caregivers, stupid. Not the car.

Do these people ever believe that people should accept responsibility for their actions? Not to mention do they ever get their facts straight before making sweeping assertions? Silly question!

Update: and a companion post.

Posted by Ith at 7:40 AM | Comments (2)

August 15, 2003

More Local Water Board Madness

From the Carmel Pinecone

ONE OF the other newspapers on the Monterey Peninsula used a front page headline last Saturday to anoint Molly Erickson and Kris Lindstrom as "environmentalists" -- a laudatory description, bordering on sainthood, which the two embattled water board members would surely choose for themselves.

Not only are Erickson and Lindstrom environmentalists, the newspaper went on, they helped form a "strongly environmentalist voting bloc" on the water board for the last two years. Another story this week was even more favorable: they, and their allies Zan Henson and Judi Lehman, have been the water board's "green bloc."

These supposedly objective news stories, in describing the decisions of Erickson and Lindstrom not to seek reelection, hardly mentioned last fall's Measure B, which two-thirds of Monterey Peninsula voters used to express their displeasure with the water board. There was no analysis whatsoever of the role that embarrassing rejection -- "We don't want you and we don't want your agency!" -- might have played in the decisions of Erickson and Lindstrom to retire. The newspaper interviewed Erickson but apparently didn't ask her if the overwhelming success of Measure B made her realize she had no chance to be re-elected. The stories also ignored the obvious implication of the paper's declaration that the water board majority has been composed of ardent environmentalists: Did the landslide vote calling for the board's dissolution mean the people of the Monterey Peninsula no longer love the environment?

Or maybe -- dare we say it? -- a large majority of the people, despite the newspaper's presumptions, voted for Measure B because they do not see the official actions of Erickson, Lindstrom, Henson and Lehman as die-hard environmentalism, but as obstructionism, anti-working-class extremism, elitism, or just old-fashioned megalomania. Perhaps the local populace cherishes the natural environment of the Monterey Peninsula but also wants the rights of humans -- the haves and the have-nots -- respected. Maybe they still remember the last drought (more than 10 years ago) and don't want to suffer through rationing again. Perhaps they want people to be able to build on existing lots, or add on to existing homes, and they don't see such a modest amount of building as an environmental issue. Or maybe they just want the water board to mind its own business, instead of trying to tell city councils, individuals and businesses (including the hospital) what to do.

If you'd like to read more of the insanity here on the Peninsula, here you go.

Posted by Ith at 5:38 PM

August 13, 2003

Fat Tax

Check this out over at "The Tocquevillian".

Posted by Ith at 5:27 PM

Friend Or Foe?

"NEW RULE: Terrorist organizations can't also be charities." That's how comedian Bill Maher began an op-ed in the Boston Globe last week. Nice thought, but Maher is an animal-rights zealot who regularly works with the terrorist-supporting "charity" People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Does his rule apply to them?

Read the whole thing here.

Via "The Tocquevillian"

Posted by Ith at 5:23 PM

July 23, 2003

As Promised

By now, you've probably all read about Charlie Rangel's idiotic remarks last night on H&C. (One of the drawbacks to only being able to post before and after work is you miss the wave sometimes!)

If he really believes what he said, then the man needs a serious reality check. Everyone is someone's kid. Pol Pot had parents, I'm sure. Idi Amin? Yep. Castro? Sure thing (oh, I forgot, Castro is a bud of Charlie's). And he calls Saddam's kids, "bums"! These "bums" brutalized and murdered who knows how many people. Would Mr. Rangel like to explain to the parents of the daughters the "bum" raped, brutalized, and murdered, that he was just someone's kid? How about the families of the Iraqis the other "bum" put through plastic shredders?

And to top it off, he maligns our brave men and women in uniform. Men and women who are also the kids of someone -- American someones. Some of whom were injured taking down those "kids" and "bums". Why don't you talk to their parents, Mr. Rangel?

Posted by Ith at 5:55 PM | Comments (3)

July 18, 2003


So Bob Graham would like to impeach the President -- or at least would like us to think about it.

I have one question, Bob... did you think Clinton should have been impeached for bombing that aspirin factory in the Sudan? You remember, the one he said was an instillation for producing biological weapons. Didn't think so.

I can't believe the Dems think the public is stupid enough to buy into all this. First they complained that the administration didn't act forcefully enough on intelligence before 9/11, and now they're screaming because they did act on intelligence. You can not have it both ways.

This isn't a Bond movie, guys. This is Real Life. There's no script, no Q type gizmos, no ends all tied up in a bow when it's all over -- because it's never really over.

Posted by Ith at 5:29 PM | Comments (2)

July 12, 2003

Real Life Again

Have FNC on and listening with half an ear to whatever show's on now. Anne Coulter was on with some Dem guy (no idea who he was). She kept asking him why the Dems/John Kerry etc, voted for war in Oct when this uranium ref they keep going on about, and supposedly influenced them so much, wasn't mentioned till Jan. He wouldn't answer her. Now they're back from the advert break, so I expect more fireworks!

Posted by Ith at 10:22 PM

July 10, 2003

Every culture is worthy?

Very interesting, very interesting indeed. The concept of "every culture is worthy" is excellent in a PURELY intellectual sense and in a perfect universe. That said, it fails, and fails miserably in this one. Is a culture "worthy" if it wants to assimilate or crush another? The answer is obviously no. Yet by the autistic nature of PC ( that should offend some PC types) we seem to inure ourselves in thinking that it "is not as bad as all that". Got news for you is. Unfortunately, it will take another, yes, another attack on our country to wake the rest of us up and to realize that while we can be "nice and accepting of others" the reverse DOES NOT hold true. While their may be "moderate" Islamists out there, the whole problem is based on the extremists. Of course the moment the extremists are smacked down, the "moderates" will not be so moderate. Any "religion" that praises death and destruction of the infidel ( whomever and what ever they may be ), is not a religion but a cult with a twist. A sick, sick twist. To sum up, we don't need them.

As an example, have you heard in France, some women are harrassed or assaulted for going through a "Muslim" section because the did not veil themselves? The fact that the women in question were not of Islam was apparently irrelevant. Try that in THIS country and I won't give a damn if you claim "freedom of religion". That freedom does NOT extend to forcing your views or customs upon another. In that event I would suggest arrest followed by persecution to the fullest extent the law allows. If the attackers are not citizens of this country, then deport them. Yes, that is correct. DEPORT them. As in "Get the HELL out, and STAY out!"

I think that covers everything.

Posted by at 8:22 AM

July 9, 2003

Do They Promise?

To leave, that is! I wish...

Anyway, catch a look at this article over on LGF, but don your tinfoil hat first.

People who have spoken out against Bush are talking exit strategy--not Alec Baldwin style, just to make a statement, but fleeing the U.S. in order to save their skins. "Do you or your spouse have a European-born parent?" is a query making the rounds. (If you do, you can obtain dual nationality and a European Union passport that would allow you to work in any EU member nation.) Those whose lineage is 100 percent American are hoping that nations like Canada and France will admit American political refugees in the event of a Bushite clampdown.

And that's just a snippet of the loony tune ravings!

Posted by Ith at 2:31 PM

July 8, 2003

No Kidding!!

I bet this is a total shock to us all!

Britney Spears Says She's Not a Virgin

Which brings me to the question: Why on earth would you talk about something so personal with a magazine??

Old fashioned and not getting it.

Posted by Ith at 2:09 PM | Comments (2)

Only Your Hairdresser Will Know

I'm glad to see ol' Gerhard is putting hs energies into such important issues!

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's battle to quash news reports that he dyes his hair has resulted in a settlement in which he shares the court costs.

Schroeder and Neue Revue magazine will share the undisclosed costs equally, said a spokeswoman for the chancellor's SDP party.

The chancellor sued when a news agency quoted an image consultant who suggested he was dyeing his hair to conceal grey.

With affidavits from his barber, Schroeder insisted that the article was false and that it had created a wave of stories that were hurting his image.

And it all ties in with the Italians (and they say we're touchy!). According to this bit in The Corner:

The undersecretary for the Italian industry ministry has now done his bit for Italo-German relations by writing a letter to a newspaper in which he described i Tedeschi as hyper-nationalistic blonds invading Italian beaches. In response, German chancellor Schroeder has threatened to cancel his planned summer vacation in Italy.
Posted by Ith at 12:10 PM | Comments (2)

There Goes The Neighborhood

Peter Jennings takes up U.S. citizenship

Back in my "moderate" days, I used to actually like this guy. Then I got older and wiser, and realized what a maroon he is. I'm not a person who genuinely dislikes many people -- not really in my nature -- but he's one of them. Ever since his nasty remarks about the President on 9/11, I've had no use for him.

Posted by Ith at 12:04 PM

July 1, 2003

Reality Check

I'm on a West Wing email list, and today, someone sent an email that had this header: "Help Bartlet's Candidate win back FL and the U.S."

Hello!! Can we please seperate fiction and reality? Figures a Dean supporter can't tell the difference. Then the email starts "Here's how you can help Martin Sheen's Choice for President totally win back Florida and the U.S. in 2004" with a link to two Yahoo campaign lists for a Dean and Graham ticket.

If these people are basing their votes on what an actor thinks, they're loonier than I gave them credit for. Absolutely unbelievable!

Maybe I need to send emails telling people they can support Fraiser Crane's candidate for President....

Posted by Ith at 5:46 PM | Comments (7)

June 30, 2003

Attack Of The Geriatric Flower Child

So Demmie Pres. candidate Dennis Kucinich wants to create a "Department of Peace". Saints preserve us! He wants more consultation with the UN, he wants to hand out flowers and hold hands (okay, maybe not, but it wouldn't surprise me). But what he wants to do would reduce this country to nice inoffensive pablum, not to mention endanger our very lives by placating those that wish us harm. He's a loony tune! And Dean isn't far behind him in whicky whacky land.

Heaven protect us from the leftie fringe of the Democratic party! (And the Democratic party in general)

Update: Cam posts on the subject

Posted by Ith at 5:26 PM | Comments (5)

June 27, 2003

None Of The Above

I get email from my Senator [hack cough] Barbara Boxer ever since I started sending her letters telling her she's wrong about pretty much everything. I take that back: everything. Anyway, at the bottom of the email is this:

Would you like to receive regular updates from Senator Boxer?
If so, please fill out the following form and return it to
Senator Boxers Los Angeles office.



Fax number:



Please choose issues of interest:

Economy ( )
Education ( )
Environment ( )
Health ( )
Seniors ( )
Veterans ( )
Women ( )

Do you think she'd pay attention if, next to other, I put "how to assure you aren't reelected"?

It's a thought!

A girl can dream....

Posted by Ith at 6:11 PM | Comments (4)

June 25, 2003

There Will Be No Affronting Human Dignity!

Coming soon to an EU near you!!

Advertisements that affront "human dignity" by demeaning women would be prohibited under proposals being drafted by the European Commission.

Television programmes would also be censored to ensure there was no promotion of gender stereotypes.

I'd laugh if it were not so sad. Ah, to hell with it....

Posted by Ith at 7:47 AM | Comments (7)

June 24, 2003

Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Caught this irritating, argh inducing tidbit on today's Best of the Web:

Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle contained an obnoxious anti-American rant by one Purvi Patel, who was offended by an official ceremony she attended recently. The event "reinforced a growing resentment I felt toward the United States," she writes. "The American government, in pursuit of an illegal war and a post-9/11 assault on civil liberties, seemed more a police state than a democracy."

Purvi Patel considered "walking out," that's how put off she was. But in the end she stayed and completed the ceremony--namely, her swearing in as a U.S. citizen.

So Purvi thinks America is just awful--but not so awful that she doesn't want to be an American.

I'm not even going to start....

Posted by Ith at 5:20 PM

June 23, 2003

Dictator Gephardt

Go read Rachel's post. One of those "I would have said it myself if she hadn't already done it" things.

Posted by Ith at 7:23 AM | Comments (2)

June 22, 2003

Utterly Idiotic

So a court actually upheld Spike Lee's complaint against TNT!! Now, Spike Lee thinking anyone connects "spike TV" with him, was stupidity defined, but a court actually going along with his primadonna, out of touch, idiotic complaint puts a whole new floor on the stupid house.

Posted by Ith at 2:09 PM


Got this from a Corner Posting by John J. Miller. It's a snippet of an article (not online) that compares the fall of Mayan civilization and ours:

"We do indeed differ from the Maya, but not in ways we might like: we have a much larger population, we have more potent destructive technology, and we face the risk of a worldwide rather than a local decline." What's more, we have "Enron" (mentioned twice in this survey of Mayan history) and "advocates of tax cuts for the rich."

John Miller comments: I'm not going to be so hubristic as to say our own civilization won't ever crumble, but I'm willing to bet that lowering marginal rates won't ever be the cause. This is hysterical leftism at its finest--or worst, I should say.

Posted by Ith at 11:13 AM

June 19, 2003

Sillyness abounds

Well Ith told us the guest bloggers were quiet. Ok, here is the following:

I picked this up from John Little via Rachel Lucas It struck me as going after pests ( rodents, chipmunks etc) with the equivalent of atomic weapons. I present to you the post:

*** The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.

The surprise remarks by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a hearing on copyright abuses represent a dramatic escalation in the frustrating battle by industry executives and lawmakers in Washington against illegal music downloads.

During a discussion on methods to frustrate computer users who illegally exchange music and movie files over the Internet, Hatch asked technology executives about ways to damage computers involved in such file trading.

He said damaging someone's computer "may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights."

The senator acknowledged Congress would have to enact an exemption for copyright owners from liability for damaging computers. He endorsed technology that would twice warn a computer user about illegal online behavior, "then destroy their computer."

"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that," Hatch said. "If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. If you have a few hundred thousand of those, I think people would realize" the seriousness of their actions, he said.

"There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws," Hatch said. ******

Missing a few things here I would think. Like DUE PROCESS among other things.

However, besides that large omission, why are they going to so much trouble?

The issue of MP3's and file sharing is an area caught between legal protection, fair use and technology. The official statement/reason for going after it legally seems to be a way to recoup or stop lost revenues that are lost due to file sharing between computers, along with uploading to your computer a friend's MP3 files on their MP3 player etc. However, the economy in addition to the artificial high price for CD's apparently plays no part in lost revenue. Interesting economic theory to use.

Aside from that I just wanted to rant on this! :) I for one am really amused by all the fuss. If one compares a song on CD with that of the same song in the MP3 file format. I notice the difference. Mark that, I NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE.
The highs are not as high and the lows are weak attempts at the original. Basically it sounds tinny and cheap. This is after how many generations of algorithm refinement??! To go after what is in my opinion an inferior sound format with a huge arsenal of legal firepower seems like a huge waste of resources. There are far more serious matters that we need to attend to first.

Posted by at 12:19 AM | Comments (4)

June 15, 2003

Quebeckistani Arseclown Watch

Landry set on independent Quebec

QUEBEC (CP) -- Parti Quebecois Leader Bernard Landry promised Saturday to lead his party toward power and an independent Quebec, just two months after saying he would quit before the next election.

So you couldn't even keep that promise, could you, you bastard? Then again, I suppose that getting voted out of office ignominously would give you just the sort of track record of excellence to qualify you to lead the PQ back to power, and the People's Republic of Quebeckistan to independence... Keep up the good work for those of us that like Canada in one piece, Bernie.

"We will start a new cycle that will drive us to a quick re-election and an independent Quebec will be the immediate consequence," Landry told PQ supporters during a provincial meeting, the first since the April 14 election.

Sure you will, right after the Tooth Fairy starts visiting you on a regular basis.

Landry had started planning his retirement and a possible return to teaching after the PQ's loss to Jean Charest's Liberals. Landry turned 66 during the campaign. He had said he would not lead the PQ through another election and hinted he would quit soon.

I, for one, can't wait to see him try, especially with the comb-over that he already has, and the lovely walker that he'll be sporting by the time he hits seventy-one, which is when the next election should be called.

Landry also said he had to explore his own heart when the PQ fell from power after nine years of forming the provincial government.

Judging by the outcome, it must have been a rather Clintonian process...

He told party activists they helped trigger his change of heart. He said he received hundreds of letters, e-mails and faxes from party members and other Quebecers who let him know they wanted him to stay.

Delusion can be a wonderful, wonderful thing in the exciting world of politics.

In his speech, Landry spoke Latin and Spanish and said the party must reach out to new Quebecers. He cited Marx and Adam Smith, an 18th century free-market economist, while complaining about cuts by the new government.

No news as to whether he made it past the "Una cerveza, por favor" stage.

It's a sad sign for this country when Canadian Press feels the need to explain who Adam Smith is, but assumes that everyone is familiar with Karl Marx...

In last week's budget, the Liberals cut several programs dear to the Parti Quebecois, including business subsidies, regional development funds and welfare. Social and labour groups have condemned the budget.

Ahhhh, everything's coming up roses...

Posted by at 5:30 PM

Surely You Jest...

France Weighs EU Peacekeeping Offer for Mideast

PARIS (Reuters) - France said Sunday it would discuss with Europe the possibility of sending peacekeeping forces to the Middle East if they could help to halt Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.

Speaking after a week of violence that threatens a U.S.-backed "road map" for peace, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said peacekeepers would only be sent with the backing of the international community.

"Let's see what such a force could contribute on the ground," Villepin told French radio station Radio J.

"If it appears that all the parties want it and that a peacekeeping force would halt movements of terrorists or act in such a way as to avoid raising the stakes, then let's do it."

Sure, Dominique, because if there's one country whose soldiers' Israel wouldn't mind having on its soil, it's France.

Why not bring Germany along for the ride as well? I'm sure that the Israelis will warm up to the Bundesheer's 52nd Totenkopf Panzer Divison in no time...

Posted by at 2:15 PM | Comments (1)

June 14, 2003

Kim Jong Il-Juche-Songun Watch

Sorry, it's been a few days since I last peeked in on the Dear Leader and his band of merry lunatics, but my prickly, arrogant self had to deal with more pressing arse-clowning closer to home.

The Supreme Commander's Magical Misery Base Tour continues...

Kim Jong Il inspects unit of KPA air force

Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il Monday inspected unit 855 of the KPA air force. He was accompanied by vice Marshal of the KPA Kim Yong Chun, Chief of the KPA General Staff, and KPA generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong.

After receiving a salute, he looked round the monument to President Kim Il Sung's on-the-spot guidance, the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the unit.

Is there any military base in the DPRK that doesn't have a monument to Kim Sr.'s on-the-spot guidance?

At the operation command room he acquainted himself in detail with the unit's performance of its duty.

Noting with great satisfaction that the unit has not only prepared all the pilots as human bombs in the sky through its strenuous efforts to thoroughly implement the WPK's self-defensive military line but reliably defended the territorial air of the country from the ever more undisguised moves of the imperialists for aggression, he highly praised its exploits and set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines in further increasing the unit's combat capability.

"OK, so here's the deal, boys: when you see that F-15 flying towards you... Hmmmm, all right, let me rephrase... If you see that F-15 flying towards you and you're still alive..."

He learned in detail about the management of the unit and the political and ideological education of the servicepersons, making rounds of the compound of the barracks, the cold store and power station built by the unit and an education room, bedroom, washroom and other places of a company under the direct control of the unit.

He was relieved to find out that the washroom was under the unit's direct control, and free from Imperialist infiltration.

He had a photograph taken with servicepersons of the unit.

His next destination was a unit honored with the title of O Jung Hup's 7th Regiment under the unit. He dropped in at the hall for getting ready for flight and the indoor training room to acquaint himself with pilots' training.

"Comrade Kim, this is the bathtub in which we train our intrepid human bombs; there's the stick, and there are the pedals..."

He took warm care of the living of the pilots with paternal love, going round a mess, kitchen, daily provision store, fish breeding ground and other places of the unit.

Fish breeding ground? That's some Air Force right there...

He spared time to see an art performance given by pilots.

Probably a reenactment of Tora! Tora! Tora!...

He had a photo session with servicepersons of the unit.

No mention of whether he came bearing his traditional gifts, binoculars and a machine gun...

At any rate, if you're interested in the latest DPRK idioting, you can find it over at my place.

Posted by at 8:38 PM

Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey Watch

France Chides Washington Over 'My Way' World View

PARIS (Reuters) - France's defense minister took a double swipe at the United States on Saturday, accusing her counterpart Donald Rumsfeld of American supremacism and U.S. industry of waging "economic war" on Europe.

Michele Alliot-Marie's remarks, in a newspaper interview, were the bluntest criticism of Washington by a French official since presidents Jacques Chirac and George W. Bush skirted around their differences on Iraq at a summit two weeks ago.

"The American Defense Secretary (Donald Rumsfeld) believes the United States is the only military, economic and financial power in the world. We do not share this vision," Alliot-Marie told Le Monde newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.

Unfortunately, nobody cares about whatever vision France endorses.

Alliot-Marie said military and intelligence co-operation between Paris and Washington had been unaffected by the split over Iraq. The Pentagon, however, said last month France would not be invited to a major military exercise in Nevada next year.

I just don't quite understand this: why would you continue to snipe at the US, yet pretend that all is well (even though it obviously isn't) at the same time?

Some things are just beyond me.

Posted by at 12:25 PM

June 10, 2003

Life In Pakistani Punjab

Pakistan tackles killer kites

Kite flyers in Pakistan's Punjab Province will face murder charges and a possible death penalty if their sharpened strings cause more deaths.
Several people have had their throats cut this year by strings that are either metallic or coated with abrasive materials.

Police throughout the province have now been instructed to treat such deaths as murder cases.

Kite flyers use metallic strings or coat them with glass shards to take part in "dog fights" where the objective is to cut their opponent's string.

Now, let's just set aside the fact that this strikes me as being a completely imbecilic hobby (not the kite-flying part, but the dogfighting bit), wouldn't you think that, after the first death or two, someone just might get the idea that it might be a good time to look for some other way of keeping oneself entertained?

Posted by at 5:03 PM


Scott Feschuk has an excellent column in today's National Post about Barbara Walters' Larry King-style (i.e. pointless, sycophantic, and inane) interview of Hillary Clinton.

A Barbara Walters interview is usually an awful marriage of sycophantic queries and dubious spin. With Hillary Rodham Clinton as guest, there were subtle changes. The sycophantic queries and dubious spin were about an awful marriage.

The hour-long program, which aired last night on ABC, was entitled Hillary Clinton's Journey: Public. Private. Personal. Or, to put that subtitle in the context of a typical viewer's degree of interest: Couldn't Care Less, Whatever and Dish It, Baby! A more accurate title might have been Her New Book's Coming Out Monday So, You Know, Somebody's Got to Interview Her.

Go read the whole thing, but this is definitely the money paragraph, in my opinion:

Hillary Clinton splits public opinion like a Dairy Queen staffer on a banana. There are those who see her as the devil and there are those who see her more favourably: as the devil's efficient she-bride, for instance.


Posted by at 9:47 AM

June 8, 2003

Usually I am a nice guy

BUT, yes there is always a but isn't there? However, getting past the sentence and grammatical felgecarb, I can proceed. I had gone down to my uncle's store just to say hello and buy a soda. As usual, I got sidetracked and was talking to a few people there and stayed a bit longer than anticipated. As I was about to leave I heard a voice say the following " hey, handsome " followed by "hey, good looking ". My uncle, seeing that I was not responding decided to step in and say to me " He is talking to you". As I don't swing that way, I wondered exactly what was going on. The individual who was speaking to me, was about in his late 50's or early 60's, with an attitude to match. The next phrase out of his mouth was " Get me those bananas over there". Well, I thought to myself, this is interesting. Someone I don't know is TELLING me, not asking politely, but TELLING me to do something for them. Not to mention the bananas are closer to them than to me! As the person is an older sort, I decided to simply raise my eyebrows up and give the individual a chance to be polite, or to rephrase the question, or at least say "please".

As anticipated, they did not do ANY of the above, but simply said "Well?". Well indeed! Now was the time to have fun with the individual. I said, with a smile, " No". They turned and walked the 3 steps behind them to get the desired fruit, and walked back to the counter. He then turned to me and said "Thank you for getting the bananas for me", in a very sharp tone. This of course was some attempt to make me feel bad or guilty, I think. Naturally it did not, and the response on my part was "Your welcome", again said with a smile. The effect on the individual was most gratifying ( yes, I am not nice at all here, that is the point). He got red faced, paid for his food and walked out.

As said above, in the initial part of this blog I am usually a nice guy ( believe it or not ) and very polite. It just irks me when people think they can command someone from some imagined perogative.

Posted by ondragonswing at 10:47 PM | Comments (4)

Kim Jong Il-Juche-Songun Watch

Don't mind me, I just like to keep tabs on that moron...

Reunification Preparations

Kim Jong Il visits farm and goat breeding station under KPA unit

Lord knows how they concluded that people wouldn't find that funny... It goes without saying that the KPA's military might when it comes to the field of strategic goat breeding is unmatched.

Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to a farm and goat breeding station under KPA unit 534 on June 4.

Nobody knows more about goat breeding than the Supreme Commander.

The first leg of his inspection was the farm run by the unit.

Seeing fields under wheat, barley and potato, irrigation set-ups and various types of modern farm machines at work, he expressed great satisfaction with the first crops doing very well thanks to the tenacious efforts made by the farmers to implement the policy of the Workers' Party of Korea on double cropping and highly estimated their achievements.

Join the Korean People's Army! Come for the Songun, stay for the farming!

Looking round the tidy and clean thrashing ground, the house for the dissemination of agricultural science and technology, the youth school and other places, he again praised them for having built everything in a unique manner the way the army does.

After touring the farm, he set forth important tasks to be carried out to do two-crops-a year farming on a large-scale. The experience gained by farms in recent years convinces us that a successful solution of the problem of seeds would make it quiet possible to do two-crops-a year farming focussed on the cultivation of grain even under the climatic conditions of our country, he said, adding that what is most important is to research, develop and plant more high-yielding seeds that require a short period of cultivation.

He underscored the need to apply greater quantities of quality organic fertilizers with a view to steadily increasing the fertility of soil, thoroughly establish an irrigation system and take in advance measures to dry and store wheat, barley and potato sown as first crops.

He did not mention where the "organic fertiliser" would come from, but the look of discomfort on the soldiers' faces said it all...

His next destination was the new goat breeding station built by servicemen of the unit.

He acquainted himself in detail with the construction of the breeding farm and goat raising, looking round breeding goat and baby goat pens, milk processing room, laboratory and other places.

He extended appreciation to the builders of the breeding station for having designed it in a big way and built it so qualitatively that it might win the admiration of posterity.

Oh, I'm sure it's right up there with the Great Pyramid and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

At the goat houses and milk processing room, he learned in detail about the characteristic feature of breeding goats and milk processing and expressed satisfaction with employees' mass production of good quality milk products including cheese, butter and yogurt.

Cows weren't available, or they're just too expensive?

He specified tasks for managing and operating the breeding station, calling on it to raise a larger number of goats of good species suited to the climatic conditions of the country and positively contribute to the development of its stockbreeding.


Anyway, if you're interested in reading all about the latest batch of lunacy and idiocy in the DPRK, you're welcome to do so over at my place.

Posted by at 4:19 PM

Hey, Abu Mazen!

How are those truce negotiations coming along, you bastard?

Attack kills 4 Israeli soldiers

(CNN) -- Three Palestinian groups claimed responsibility for an attack on an Israeli military checkpoint Sunday in Gaza that killed four Israeli soldiers and injured four others, Israel Defense Forces said.

Palestinian gunmen disguised as Israeli soldiers opened fire on the soldiers, who were patrolling the Erez border crossing in Gaza. The Israeli soldiers returned fire, killing three Palestinian gunmen, the IDF said.

Not that it's particularly relevant to these people, but disguising yourself as your enemy to carry out an attack is a definite no-no according to the Geneva Conventions.

The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz identified one of the victims as Sgt. Maj. Boaz Emet, 23, of Beit Sha'an. Also identified in the paper as killed in the attack were Sgt. Maj. Udi Ayelet, 38, and Sgt. Maj. Assaf Aberjel, 23, both of Eilat.

They were doing their duty, may they all rest in peace.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades together claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to journalists and in a leaflet distributed in Gaza.

So it was some sort of combo deal, then?

The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is the militant wing of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. It also is labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

Still not having much luck keeping Yasshole's little minions in line, Abu Mazen?

Posted by at 10:21 AM

May 28, 2003

Fisking Maureen Dowd

Most days, she's so blatant in her scaremongering that it's hardly worth my time. In today's column, she has some decent sentences, so it's worth fisking the rest. Alas, Mo, we never wanted to know ya. Ms. Dowd can't keep from attacking Bush on spurious charges for even one column. What it boils down to today, to use a cliche, is an attempt at denying that our long national nightmare is over.

Let's start with her opening lines: "By rolling over Iraq, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld hoped to deep-six the sixties. The president was down with that. He never grooved on the vibe of the Age of Aquarius anyway."

This is a good thing, Mo. Who wants a hippie pot-smoker (who didn't inhale! Yeah, right) for a wartime President anyway?

"Conservatives were eager to purge the decades' demons, from tie-dye to moral relativism, from Hanoi Jane to wilting patriotism, from McGovern to blaming America first, from Lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds to the Clintonesque whatever-gets-you-through-the-night ethos."

Nothing wrong with Tie-dye. Moral relativism IS an evil, because it denies the possibility of evil here on earth... at least, it denies that anyone but capitalists and/or republicans can be evil. It tends to be 'relativism except when we need to demonize the conservatives'. Hanoi Jane is a damned traitor, and deserves what she'd get if she was ever dropped, handcuffed, in the midst of a battalion of grunts who just got off
the front lines. McGovern was an idiot. Lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds... decent song, though boring. As for Clintonesque ethos... I couldn't say it better myself. Except that Clinton didn't have ethics.

"In their preferred calendar, more Gingrichian than Gregorian, American culture fast-forwards from Elvis's blue suede shoes to John Travolta's white polyester suit."

I get it! Republicans want to abandon modern science (Gregorian calendars) for... something. No idea what you mean by 'Gingrinchian calendar', Mo. Nothing wrong with Elvis's shoes, though the guy had serious drug problems
at the end. Nothing wrong with John Travolta, either.

"Whatever else has gone awry in the Mideast so far, the administration may have succeeded in exorcising American queasiness about using force, and any vestigial image of the military as "baby killers.""

Good! Now stop backhandedly referring to our fine Troops as 'baby killers', and you might someday be redeemed - at least up to Purgatory, though you're enough of an unrepentant liar that you'll probably not make Heaven.

"Karl Rove's re-election strategy is designed to tug 9/11 heartstrings, and his ads will be heroic images of Top Gun chasing down the bad guys."

Nice that you can read Rove's mind... I guess 'Top Gun' is your new sarcastic name for our President and Commander in Chief?

"The president and his posse diverted anger over 9/11 to Iraq, and now they are diverting it to Iran."

False. Beep! Wrongo! 9/11's anger went to Afghanistan. Remember Afghanistan, the place you keep accusing Republicans (or at least, Bush) of ignoring and forgetting and leaving too soon? 9/11's "never again" resolve to protect ourselves went to Iraq, and now Iran.

"The Bushies are playing up Al Qaeda terrorists they say are hunkered down in Iran, even as they overlook all the Al Qaeda terrorists crouching in countries the administration doesn't want to demonize, like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. And the hawks have turned to grooming Iranian exiles, who are pumping out reports of secret nuclear labs. Sound familiar?"

Yeah, real familiar. It's the same old argument that was used before we busted ass in Iraq. "You're diverting from Al Qaeda terrorists in <insert name here> to go after <insert country here>!"


""Al Qaeda is on the run," the president said in Little Rock, Ark. "That group of terrorists who attacked our country is slowly, but surely, being decimated. Right now, about half of all the top Al Qaeda operatives are
either jailed or dead. In either case, they're not a problem anymore."
" Yadda yadda yadda, hey hey hey, goodbye, Americans are terrified because Saudi Arabia was attacked, yadda yadda.

Wrong again! Now that you've stated the quote correctly, you're still trying to interpret it the old way, Mo! See, the point is that the half of all top Al Qaeda operatives we've captured or killed, 'are not a problem anymore'. The other half, are. Duh. We know this. Apparently only Dems don't.

"... Officials should stop speaking about threats and triumphs until they know exactly what they are speaking
about. They should lose their bewildering and unconvincing color code, because orange doesn't communicate anything to anybody any more.

Really? It communicates something to me - it communicates that those terrorist bastards are hoping to catch us with our pants down, and we're not obliging. You want absolutely complete and accurate 'speaking about'? Fine... let me know what the complete and accurate situation is after NYC gets nuked with a city-buster, courtesy of Kim Jong Il or the mullahs.

".... 800-page Congressional report that will provide what every American has a right to know about 9/11."

That would be need to know. And I don't. Neither do you. And you know what? Especially, the Enemy doesn't need to know. So let's not give him the opportunity, eh? What do you think about that?

Or do you really -want- to sit and read through 800 pages of Congressese (Congress-ese: bureaucratic blather increased by a factor of 10)? I don't.

As for your remarks about the Saudis' recalcitrance... well, that bombing you cited? That was the wake-up call to them that is making them at least somewhat more cooperative.

"The public should take its cue from Mr. Bush's beau ideal, Ronald Reagan. As the Gipper advised, "Trust, but verify.""

Oh, what a cheap parting shot! Imply that Bush is as bad as the Evil Empire at its height!


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May 22, 2003

Dixie Chicks Strike Again

I taped the ACM's last night since I watching American Idol and L & O. And that means I can whiz past the ads and the acceptance speechs! Anyway, at one point, I switched over during an ad, and saw the Dixie Chicks were on stage. The camera is on Natalie, and I see her t-shirt, and I see an F, a U, and the mic was in the way of the third letter, and then a K. Boy, did I do a double take!! I've been reading email this morning, and hear that the letter I couldn't see was a T, and that the shirt translated to F*ck You Toby Keith!! What the hell is wrong with that girl? First off, they started trashing Toby long before the Bush bashing incident. I remember last year, after his "red, White, and Blue" song came out, that they had made some not so nice comments about it. So now they're mad that he answered back? And they choose to wear an insulting shirt to throw the tantrum? Can you imagine if Toby Keith wore a similar shirt?

If this is all true -- the shirt meaning -- my fondness for the Chicks has pretty much dissipated. I thought they were stupid before, but hey, they're young, maybe not too bright, but I gave them a mental break. But they obviously won't let this die, and keep throwing gas on the flames. They have only themselves to blame, and frankly, I'm getting tired of their whining.

Update: From an email sent to The Corner "The Chicks were nominated for several awards. When their names were announced for nominations pre-performance, the audience clapped for them.

It was only AFTER the performance, when whatsherface wore the "F*** You Toby Keith" shirt, and their name was read for "Entertainer of the Year," that the audience booed. And, poetically, Toby Keith beat them out for that award.

People might have started to forgive them for the anti-Bush remarks. But picking a fight with reigning country badass Toby Keith has just gotten them totally ostracized from the country community. "

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May 12, 2003

Quote Of The Day

(for now)

"My E-mail goes to my female." ~ Ted Turner


If you need the rest, here you go.

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May 6, 2003

Well BooHooo!

Byrd Blasts Bush's Use of Aircraft Carrier for Victory Speech

Yeah, I'm sure the President is devastated at being reproached by a guy who used to recruit for the KKK.

Update: Check out "Day by Day" for 5.7.03

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May 5, 2003

Pass The PC Dollars

From today's Tongue Tied:

City officials in Lansing, Mich., say they are so broke they have to cut nearly two dozen fire and police officers but they still have the money for more than $150,000 on diversity programs, reports the Lansing State Journal.

Three weeks after announcing the cutbacks, in fact, Mayor Tony Benavides spent $20,000 to bring in Harvard law professor Lani Guinier to speak at the February kickoff of his Mayor's Forum on Race and Diversity.

Benavides now wants the city council to give him another $140,000 in diversity funding for next year, including $75,000 for lectures. That money would also fund diversity training for students and community dinners to foster understanding.

You can't make this stuff up, folks! The whicky whacky left never fails to amaze me. Just when you think they can't top themselves, there's always some new stupidity to read about. I guess it's not too surprising since these are the people who think the police are "evil" and criminals are "victims".

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May 3, 2003

The Music Of Pain

Aghhh! Have FOX News on in the background, and they were showing clips from the speeches of the Dem candidates that are going to be debating. Al Sharpton was foaming at the mouth and screaming something about "slapping the donkey", (I so don't want to know) and then Dennis Kucinich sang the national anthem. Talk about the music of pain! The rest of the clips were a variety of candidates trashing the President. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these guys running against each other?? They have to beat each other before they try and beat the President. Seems like they're so bankrupt of substance and ideas, that all they can do is whinge and wail against the current administration. Maybe they need to start telling the rank and file why they should be the candidate over the other dozen or so that are running.

(And if you can tell me the reference for the title of this post, you'll win that warm fuzzy feeling you get in knowing you were right!)

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May 1, 2003

Coupla Things

Regarding neoprohibition: Two words, then two paragraphs in explanation.


*Explanation: It's MY duty to teach my children about drugs and alcohol. Do NOT fucking UNDERMINE MY authority, you ass ratchet fucktards! Yes, I have an anger problem regarding this. Why, you ask. Because I am an ADULT. *I* have the right to do adult things. IF I am NOT breaking the law AND I am doing them responsibly, leave me the fuck alone!

I wasn't ever much of a drinker, thanks to having an alcoholic uncle on my mother's side. The man was a mean drunk. That made a big impact on me from an early age. I equated alcohol with how this man was and I decided I didn't ever want to be like that, so I wouldn't drink. Do you, wonderful readers, know that I have NEVER been intoxicated in my life? Nor have I ever messed with drugs. Now, according to the statistics, after having had an alcoholic family member AND a drug addict family member, *I* should be doing both or should have tried both in whatever various forms. Guess what?! I DIDN'T! So there! :P

Okay, so it's gonna be 3 paragraphs. Like I said, if I am being responsible, leave me the fuck alone. I've been through some major shite in the last seven months. IF *I*, an ADULT, want to do something like go smoke A cigarette and do so NOT around my family, or *I*, an ADULT, want to sit at MY computer where I am NOT drinking and driving, and have A glass of wine--I WILL FUCKING DO IT! Why? Because I AM AN ADULT and I had to wait for the honor and privilege to be able to do stuff like this.

Sorry--it's four paragraphs--I'm PC here--pre coffee. If you were thinking politically correct, bend over, kiss your own ass and stop reading cuz my next subject WILL offend you. *g*

Like I was saying--It's MY duty as a parent to teach my children about drugs. I sure as fuck don't appreciate being told by a child, any child, much less one of my own about how ROTTEN of a person I am and how much of a LOSER I am because *I* choose to do something like have an occasional cigarette or glass of wine. At this rate, I would have to fucking sneak to do it and I ask you, what kind of example is that?! Not a very good one. So you neoprohibitionists and DARE teachers and RAT people, shove your collective antidrug campaigns up your collective asses and leave me and my family alone. *g* Nothing personal, right?

On to my next subject.

The fuckers in Iraq. Yes, you read that right. NOT OUR military. The fucking natives. Throwing grenades and sniping at the very people who gave them the right to be able to say whatever is NOT a cool thing. If we'd gone to Baghdad and immediately pulled out, leaving whatever to happen, we'd have gotten bashed for that too. Know what?

Fucking pull out. Let them all kill each other and let their 'allah' sort them out. I'm not saying they have to be on their knees thanking the military, but a LITTLE bit of civility or human kindness mixed with common sense would be going a long way right about now. One simply does NOT what these fuckers are doing.

I will continue doing the candle thing until we have been able to vacate that enema needing asshole of the middle east. I feel sorry for our people there.

Happy fucking Thursday. *g*


PS--yes, I'm aware these are pro Hussein people doing this shit, but still. Would they like it if *I* did that? Or our wonderful military? Fuck no and it's just plain RUDE. Fucktarded fuckwits! Let them all go find a camel to molest.

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April 24, 2003

Someone had a brunette moment--

From here: Entertainment Weekly on Thursday released next week's cover in which the Grammy-winning performers wear only contradictory slogans painted on their bodies, including "Traitors," "Saddam's Angels," "Dixie Sluts," and "Proud Americans."

"We don't want people to think that we are trying to be provocative. It's not about the nakedness," band member Martie Maguire said in an accompanying interview with the magazine. "It's about clothes getting in the way of labels."

Okay, duh. EXCUSE ME?! Where the hell did the remark about clothing come from?! I don't recall ever seeing anyone say anything about the clothing being an issue here, but that of a certain person running off at the mouth and then whining about the backlash. Yeah, these entertainment people have the right to free speech like anyone else. But if folks aren't gonna agree with what they say or how they say it and do things to object to that, then don't fucking whine about it and say it's not 'fair', cuz honey, there ain't a whole fucking lot in life that is.



Kel who just posted this over on the girly blog

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The Guy From The Toronto Star On Fox News--

has a really shitty attitude. His comment was: "If you aren't brave enough to come up here, we don't want you here."

Excuse the fuck outta me, but you know what buddy? Toronto ain't real high on my list of places to visit and it ain't never been. And after hearing his shitty little comments, of which there were several, I sure as hell ain't ever going to worry about going there now! *g*

Oh a lighter note, Tariq Aziz appears to be in US custody. He is the former Iraqi deputy PM.

As for posting, I made a post, got no comments and figured that nobody was dropping in since Ithy was gone for a few days. That's why I didn't bother posting anything. Besides, I really didn't have anything to say. *g*

Kel, wondering if this blog thing really is for her

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April 10, 2003


I've had to ban a range of IP addresses, and if in the purge, one of our regular readers finds themselves unable to comment, I apologize.

Feel free to send your comment to whichever one of us that made the post, and we'll add your comment from our end.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but you know there's always one person who has to ruin it for everyone else!

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April 9, 2003

The Wisdom Of "Hanoi Jane"

Even Jane Fonda can't ruin my good mood today (especially after I just finished a to die for tri-tip sandwich), but I thought I'd share her most recent comments for a good laugh.

Jane Fonda fears 'entire world' will unite against U.S. after Iraq war

Jane Fonda told a Canadian audience that she fears the U.S. campaign in Iraq will turn people all over the world against America.

``What it's going to mean for (America's) stability as a nation, for terrorism, for the economy - I can't imagine,'' Fonda said Tuesday. ``I think the entire world is going to be united against us.''

That frightens her, she said, but she isn't sure what Americans can do about it.

``I don't know if a country where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world,'' she said.

Typical Leftist -- if people don't agree with you, it must be because they're ignorant. No, Jane, I know my history quite well, not to meniton your history.

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April 8, 2003

Speaking of--

The Iraqi Minister of Disinformation.

All I can say is I'm hoping to see one of our lovely military guys walk up to him whilst he's on tv and put a gun to his head as he's denying that the US has any people there.

That would be so highly amusing!


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The Press & The Palestine

When I was watching the live feeds from various foreign news organizations last night, i could have sworn I saw flashes from the upper stories of one of the buildings across from the bridge the tanks were crossing. I wasn't sure if it was gunfire or not, but I assumed it was. Now, I wake up this morning and hear about the hotel and the press and the snipers. Not surprised.

FOX News has this German reporter that's staying at the Palestine Hotel and they talk to him on the phone. This morning, they asked him about the snipers in the hotel. He says that he supposed it was possible, but he seemed genuinely baffled as to why the Iraqis would put snipers in the hotel!! Anyone have an extra clue they could sell this guy? This is the same guy who told FOX last week that he didn't want to get into whose truth (ours or the Iraqi Information Minister) was the actual truth.

You know, the majority of the press acts as if we're practically Nazis anyway (more on that later) and never ever give our forces the benefit of the doubt, so I guess none of this should come as a shock to them, right? I'm sure on TV sets all across the world, the suspicion is being put out there that we were targeting po' innocent journalists.

(and isn't the name of the hotel just too ironic considering?)

Posted by Ith at 7:45 AM | Comments (1)

Most of the press is Blithering Idiots.


When a tank is under fire, they are allowed to return fire. If there are fucking Iraqi snipers firing on said tank, said tank is gonna SHOOT BACK. DUH. Get the fuck over it--YOU ARE IN A WAR ZONE. This sort of thing HAPPENS. If you aren't smart enough to comprehend that, maybe you shouldn't have been a journalist!

Kel who got sick of the whining at Major General Brooks at CentCom this morning and feels hugely sorry for him

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April 7, 2003

If Only

I was watching FOX News before bed last night (again) and while watching the buggy Iraqi Info Minister babble on, I thought, wouldn't it be kewl if a US tank came up behind him as he was denying that we're anywhere near Baghdad?

(of course, later, I found out his little conference was from the roof of a hotel, but still!)

The other amusing aspect of last night's coverage was FOX with all the live stuff from Greg Kelly, and CNN reduced to using still photos. Bwahahhaa!

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April 3, 2003

Of which I am one--

Okay fine, the young lady who was rescued did what she was trained to do and what any normal person in that position would do--react to the fight or flight instinct by firing her weapon into the Iraqi asssipes.

But I stand by what I said. The guys who rescued her are heroes in my book. *g*


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Can we say, "Stupid"?

Get a load of this crackerdoodle:

The notion that as a Marine he would be expected to kill people somehow escaped former Seattleite Stephen Funk when he left his job at a California pet food store and enlisted in the Reserves.

Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen, a marine that would be expected to kill people. Who'd have thunk it?

When Funk enlisted in February 2002, he was living on his own for the first time and saw the Marine Reserves as a way to learn things such as teamwork and leadership -- "things you can learn in Boy Scouts," he said. "I saw it as a way to learn new things and meet new people."

The Boy Scouts?!?!?!? And if your goal is to learn new things and meet new people, go take a frelling pottery class!

But wait, it's the recruiter's fault for preying on his vulnerabilities!

He also said he caved in to pressure from a recruiter who capitalized on his vulnerability.

"They don't really advertise that they kill people," Funk said. "I didn't really realize the full implications of what I was doing."

Give me Jessica Lynch over this loon any day. she's got more guts in her little finger than this guy will ever have.

Unbelievably, I've heard a similar story to this. A coworker was telling us last year about a friend of his who wanted to be a Navy Seal. He got in to the program and then realized he was being trained to kill people and wanted out. Apparently, he thought he was joining the SEALS to hold hands and sit around the campfire singing "Kumbaya". My reaction was pretty much what you'd expect, and it was only after I'd opened my mouth, that I realized my coworker thought I'd be sympathetic towards his friend. It must be because I'm a cuddly little bunny girl or something....

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April 2, 2003

Make Kissy, Kissy

John Kerry on playing kissy, kissy with our poor mistreated "allies".

Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry said Wednesday that President Bush so alienated allies prior to the U.S.-led war against Iraq that only a new president can rebuild damaged U.S.-international relationships.

"Because of the depth of this breach, because of the anger that exists with many countries and their leaders ... I don't think they're going to trust this president no matter what," the Massachusetts senator told a Peterborough, New Hampshire audience.

Kerry backed a congressional resolution last fall giving Bush the authority to use force to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, but the lawmaker repeatedly has criticized the president for failing to give diplomacy more time.

If elected president, Kerry said he would heal relations with other countries by approaching the United Nations with a plan to make the United States a leader on international, environmental and health care issues without ceding its right to defend itself.

"I believe we can have a golden age of American diplomacy," he said.

I suppose that means he wants us to be the new France....

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April 1, 2003

This Makes It All Better!

Dixie Chicks Get Support From Al Gore

The Dixie Chicks controversy continues with the trio getting some support from former Vice President Al Gore. Gore spoke to a college audience last week on the subject of fewer companies owning more media outlets, and what he sees as the increasing lack of tolerance for opposing views.

According to the Tennessean, Gore used recent attacks on the Dixie Chicks that followed anti-war comments by Natalie Maines as an example. Gore told the audience, "They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said. Our democracy has taken a hit," Gore said. "Our best protection is free and open debate."

Update! No story on AlGore would be complete without a patented Ranty McRant from Rachel!

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March 31, 2003

Robin Williams = Nimnull

"We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself."

Gee, Robin, did you write that yourself? Considering the trouble you usually seem to have expressing yourself without a generous helping of profanity, I wouldn't be so quick to bash the President's use of the English language. And yes, please do tell us how we live in a dictatorship. That's why you can expect to be thrown in the gulag at any moment now for expressing your oh so original thoughts. Oh, you won't be? Well, damn! Some dictatorship we're running here, huh?

Posted by Ith at 5:39 PM | Comments (2)

So Much For The Duress Theory

Daily Mirror newspaper hires fired journalist Peter Arnett

LONDON - A British tabloid newspaper said Tuesday it had hired veteran reporter Peter Arnett, who was fired by American TV network NBC after he said the U.S.-led war effort in Iraq (news - web sites) had failed.

"Fired by America for telling the truth," said the Daily Mirror in a front page headline, adding it had hired the "legendary war reporter" to carry on telling the truth.

"I am still in shock and awe at being fired," Arnett wrote for the newspaper, which is vehemently opposed to the war. "I report the truth of what is happening here in Baghdad and will not apologize for it."

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March 29, 2003

People In Glass Houses

Reuters! Reuters on "Media Bias".

Pardon me while I take a short 'hysterical laughter break'.....

Whooo, okay, I'm back. They certainly have gall, huh? The same news organization that refused to call the 9/11 hijackers 'terrorists" amongst other things.

Posted by Ith at 1:56 PM

March 22, 2003

Hypocritial Blithering Idiots

the so called 'peaceful' protestors. *GAG* What a bunch of ass chunk hypocrites. They're trying to beat the piss out of the cops. Oh yeah, peaceful my ass.

Happy Saturday.

Kel, disgusted at the hypocrisy

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March 21, 2003

I'm Stunned, Stunned!

Jacques Chirac says France will not authorize a U.N. resolution allowing the United States and Britain to administer postwar Iraq.

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March 20, 2003

Oh! Poor Babies!

Dixie Chicks See Airplay Slide After Bashing Bush

I knew this would happen when I heard that the station that helped launch their career stopped playing them.

Posted by Ninjababe at 11:14 AM | Comments (1)


Downtown San Francisco is totally frozen due to out of control protesters. MORONS! You have the right to protest, but you sure as hell don't have the right to disrupt my life, or anyone elses. A coworker just told me he heard a guy in a big truck just drove into the protest with a huge sign that says, "Go War!".

Posted by Ith at 10:50 AM

March 17, 2003

:P to Michael Moore

I agree with Rachel. Michael Moore is an idiot (and, as she so eloquently states, an asshat as well (Love that term!)). I only read the beginning of her rant, then went to read the 'letter'. Then, I went off.

I refuse to post his entire 'letter', so I'm just putting down the beginning of each of his 'factual' points.

Michael Moore wrote:

Dear Governor Bush:

He's President. Just because you don't like the fact that he's the president, doesn’t mean he's not. Hell, I don't go around calling Clinton 'Former Governor Clinton'.

1. There is virtually NO ONE in America (talk radio nutters and Fox News aside) who is gung-ho to go to war. Trust me on this one.

[raises hand]

So, ' There is virtually NO ONE in America' huh?

Then, why are there multiple polls out there showing support for this war? Why does all the "anti-war" protests have to dramatically increase the number of attendees?

2. The majority of Americans -- the ones who never elected you -- are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.

Actually, if you looked at the final numbers, that whole broohaha in Florida ended up with Bush the winner.

Besides which, in the end, popular vote doesn't count for everything. That's what the electoral system is about.

He's our president. Live with it.

Or... perhaps, you should leave the country if you think the current government isn't meeting your needs?

3. As Bill Maher said last week, how bad do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest with Saddam Hussein?

Since when is world politics a popularity contest?

Hey, guess what? Hitler was very popular as well! People around the world, even after he started World War II, thought he was the greatest!

4. The Pope has said this war is wrong, that it is a SIN. The Pope! But even worse, the Dixie Chicks have now come out against you!

Did I miss something?

Are the Dixie Chicks the equivalent to the pope, and I missed it?

And, since when is America a Catholic theocracy? The Pope's word is not law in America, just so you know.

5. Of the 535 members of Congress, only ONE (Sen. Johnson of South Dakota) has an enlisted son or daughter in the armed forces!

And, how many have nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, or other family members in the military?

Guess what? The people in the military want to be in the military. They sign up, knowing that in the future, they may have to go into combat. No one drafted them into the armed forces. They weren't forced to join.

6. Finally, we love France. Yes, they have pulled some royal screw-ups. Yes, some of them can pretty damn annoying. But have you forgotten we wouldn't even have this country known as America if it weren't for the French?

Personally, I don't love France. I've always been ambivalent about the French.

Yeah, America might not have existed if it wasn't for the French. But, I'd bet money we would've. It's a known fact that the major reason we gained independence is that the British just got sick and tired of fighting us. The supply lines were too long. The British public didn't want to deal with a 'rebelling colony' any more. I wouldn't be surprised if the general sentiment was: "Let them have their independence, and see how long till they come back with their tails between their legs."

And, have we forgotten that there wouldn't be a multi-cultural Europe if it wasn't for America?

If it wasn't for American interference in the World Wars, especially in World War II, the world would be a very different place.

So, we could maybe say that our help in WWII would cancel out France's help in the Revolutionary War.

So, we're even now, right?

We're even, we're squared away. Everything is pat. They go their way, we go ours.

And, one of the major reasons France doesn't want police action in Iraq? They have oil agreements with the country! And, when we go in and liberate the country from that asshole, Hussein, those agreements won't mean jack.

After you "win" the war, you will enjoy a huge bump in the popularity polls as everyone loves a winner -- and who doesn't like to see a good ass-whoopin' every now and then (especially when it 's some third world ass!).

It may be classified as a 'third world' country, but it's also a country where the upper class eat and live better than I do!

And, it's a 'third world' country with major military might!

Keep hope alive! Kill Iraqis -- they got our oil!!

I love this misconception the majority of America has that our oil all comes from the middle east.

Yeah, there's oil in them there sand dunes. But, we also have oil sources in Finland, Russia, and hey, we're currently on the road to getting more oil from Alaska (And, don't start ranting at me about the wildlife impact. The same things were said about the oil pipe. And guess what, the environment and wildlife are better off than it was before!)

Basically, Michael Moore, I find you an idiotic asshat. You really should research your points before publishing them in public.

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March 16, 2003

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

Yet another example of the leftist tilt of our supposed "unbiased" mainstream media. And what's truly scary is that, for many Americans, a news magazine and thier local news is it for what they know of the world. This time, the screed is in Newsweek and is there cover story: Why America Scares The World. There is so much crap in this article, I don't even know where to begin. You know, after I read this sort of tripe, I see why Isolationism can be attractive. It doesn't matter that we protected the free world during the Cold War (and, according to this article it wasn't a big deal.... " Instead countries joined with Washington to confront the Soviet Union, a much poorer country (at best comprising 12 percent of world GDP, or a quarter the size of the American economy). What explains this?) It doesn't matter that we feed the world, provide more to help those less fortunate in the world, fought in two World Wars to free Europe, and then after WWII, rebuilt the countries of our enemies. No, we're "hated" and "feared". We don't do enough, we need to prove ourselves. Excuse my language, but F**K you!

The article finishes:

There are many specific ways for the United States to rebuild its relations with the world. It can match its military buildup with diplomatic efforts that demonstrate its interest and engagement in the worlds problems. It can stop oversubsidizing American steelworkers, farmers and textile-mill owners, and open its borders to goods from poorer countries. But above all, it must make the world comfortable with its power by leading through consensus. Americas special role in the worldits ability to buck historyis based not simply on its great strength, but on a global faith that this power is legitimate. If America squanders that, the loss will outweigh any gains in domestic security. And this next American century could prove to be lonely, brutish and short.

In other words you want us to be the world's bitch. Well guess what? For a lot of us, we're at the END! I'm tired of the moaning and bitching and the lack of any appreciation. You don't like us? Fine. But don't expect me or our country to grovel and beg to get back in your little world clique. You sure as hell aren't worth it. Next time you need help, don't ask us to bail out your sorry asses. Go stew in the mess of your own making and enjoy.

This rant brought to you by a peace loving and nurturing female. [snort]

Posted by Ith at 12:56 PM | Comments (19)

March 14, 2003

Oh Yeah

Shiite Muslim men cut their heads with swords...

Now there's a headline for you from me want to run out and find the first group of Muslims and fucking join them--NOT! How about a round of applause on this new nomination for the Darwin Awards?

Kel, not a fan of ass ratchet fuckwits

Posted by at 12:16 PM | Comments (1)

March 11, 2003

What A Good Answer!

Wondering why the U2 flights were called off? According to the UN: "The Iraqis were concerned about it. They asked us why two planes were operating and said it was a surprise to them. We did not want to do anything to get them upset, so we requested that America withdrew the aircraft."

Well why didn't they say so before! They didn't want to upset the Iraqis! Isn't that sweet?

Posted by Ith at 10:41 PM

Antiwar Protesters Trash 9/11 Memorial

This link came down on an email list I'm on:

Antiwar protesters burned and ripped up flags, flowers and patriotic signs at a Sept. 11 memorial that residents erected on a fence along Whittier Boulevard days after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and have maintained ever since.

However, although officers witnessed the vandalism Saturday afternoon, police did not arrest three people seen damaging the display because they were "exercising the same freedom of speech that the people who put up the flags were,' La Habra Police Capt. John Rees said Monday.

"For this to be vandalism, there had to be an ill-will intent,' he said.

Okay, right here is where I'm going to take a deep breath and not scream at the top of my lungs. I'm thinking bad words right now.

The rest of the article is here.

Posted by Ith at 7:33 AM

March 6, 2003


On a list Ith and I are on, Ith posted this:

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur is comparing the Founders of our country with Bin Laden. Yeah, George Washington made a habit of blowing up buildings full of civilians, women, children and torturing, brutalizing, and murdering those that opposed him.

"When America "cast off monarchical Britain" in 1776, it involved the help of many religious people who had fled repression in other countries, the 11-term Toledo congressman said. Among the nontraditional American revolutionaries were the Green Mountain Boys, a patriot militia organized in 1770 in Bennington, Vt., to confront British forces, she said.

"One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown," Miss Kaptur said."

Bull shit.

The Green Mountain Boys didn't hijack a wagon full of gunpowder and drive it into the Tower of London during a busy day, causing it to explode.

The Green Mountain Boys didn't advocate suicide missions in the name of Jesus. That if they destroyed the 'Infidel Redcoats' no matter what the personal cost, they'd go to heaven and be waited on hand and foot by 70+ virgin ladies.

They were the creators of guerilla warfare. Basically, they used a form of combat that, until then, was only used by highway men. Ambush. Sabotage.

As far as I know, they never attacked civilians. Yeah, guerilla warfare is bloody. But, so is all forms of combat. Soldiers against soldiers. Those who knew they could die that day. Not innocent women and men and children who were blissfully unaware that they would be killed.

Posted by Ninjababe at 6:15 PM

February 25, 2003

Whatever Way The Wind Blows

Listening to FOX News as I get ready for work, and they're talking about North Korea. So we're trying to get a dialogue going with other countries in the region, us, and the NK's. But these other countries, China amongst them, say we should just talk one on one with North Korea. In other words, they want us to be "unilateral".

Ummmmmmmm..... WILL YOU PEOPLE MAKE UP YOUR FRELLING MINDS???? [bangs head against desk]

I feel better now.

Posted by Ith at 7:36 AM

February 18, 2003

Idle Question

I was wondering when we could expect the agents of our "Totalitarian Nazi Police State" to start rounding up those protesters from the weekend? Or are they waiting till the camps are finished?

Just wondering....

Posted by Ith at 7:25 AM | Comments (8)

February 14, 2003

What He Said

InstaPundit on European and American intellectuals

And the commitment to "dissent" in America on the part of these European intellectuals is -- not to put too fine a point on it -- a huge lie. If twenty million Americans had marched to oppose Bill Clinton's proposed national health insurance, these same intellectuals wouldn't have been cheering them on as "dissenters" -- they'd have been denouncing them as "cowboy individualists." It's only admirable "dissent," you see, when it's in conformity with the views of European intellectuals.

As I was saying to a coworker today, I have no problem with disagreement, but I do have a problem with people who can't seem to come up with anything better than "it's all about oil", or "Bush is Hitler" -- the type of people who never let facts get in the way of a trite slogan.

Then there's those that still haven't gotten over the fact Gore isn't President. Those people, I think, would hate Bush even if he solved world hunger, brought an eternal peace to the planet, and gave everyone a puppy. Their hatred has blinded them to anything remotely resembling rational thought. How can you deal with such people? If anyone has that problem solved, let me know.

Posted by Ith at 5:43 PM | Comments (5)

February 12, 2003

Our wonderful education system...

Yet again, I am wowed by the level of education our youth get in America. At the pharmacy I am employed, a clerk; just graduated from high school; asked me where in Texas Columbia was. The reason she was asking?

She thought that the space shuttle Columbia took off from Columbia, TX and was scheduled to land there.

So, we had to explain that the space shuttles launch and land in Florida, but mission control is in Texas.

I had to be stopped from banging my head against the counter.

Posted by Ninjababe at 12:57 PM | Comments (1)

February 11, 2003

Another Reason To Be A Conservative

I heard this on the radio today, while I was listening to Rush. Some guy in an interview (apparently he's a "journalist") said: I hate to say it, but I wish the guy would have gone deaf. I shouldn't say that, but on behalf of the country, it would be better without Rush Limbaugh and his 20 million listeners."

Gee, he wants to take me out because I listen to Rush? Usually, wanting to dispose of twenty million people requires those people doing something a little more than listen to a radio show. Talk about hate speech! Oh, that's right, only Conservatives engage in hate speech, not the warm and fuzzy Liberals. I love how tolerant and loving the Left is, don't you?

What an asshat!! (I've always wanted to use that word!)

Posted by Ith at 10:22 PM | Comments (3)

Defending Celebs

This probably deserves a thorough fisking, but I need to get to work. So I'll just leave it for you to read. Highlights include comparing Sheryl Crow's brain power to the President's, and describing Sean Penn as "earnest".

Posted by Ith at 7:50 AM | Comments (4)

February 8, 2003


Apparently, South Korea thinks we're being "emotional".

Posted by Ith at 3:13 PM

January 28, 2003

We All Want Ice Cream

Watching Neil Cavuto on FOX and he's interviewing Ben Cohen, the ice cream guy....

Ben Cohen tells Neil Cavuto that as a human being, he can't support a war against Iraq. Iraq is no danger to us, he has no missiles and no planes that can reach us. NC asked him how does he know, and BC replies, "It's been proven."

Well, I feel so much better now!! Gee, let me go get some ice cream to celebrate.

Posted by Ith at 1:28 PM | Comments (1)

January 27, 2003

Simple Made Complex

(You'd think he'd have given up by now, but Laurence Simon of Amish Tech Support is still chugging along with his Blog A Day Tour, stopping here today to leave his mark...)

Let me tell you about progress and Microsoft.

Windows 98 introduced the Active Desktop. It's a component that lets you put web content on your desktop, like webcams or stock tickers or other neat toys or tools you might find entertaining or useful. Weather radar is a pretty handy thing to have there when you're planning on doing weather-related things.

Well, Windows 98 made it available through a quick right-click of the desktop, getting the Properties, and moving over to Web. Same for Windows ME and 2000. Folks who added stuff to their desktop could easily remove it by right-clicking the component and turning it off or going to the obvious element of the properties of the desktop.

Last night, I was asked to help remove the Microsoft Investor Ticker from a system. This thing didn't have a close box option, couldn't be moved around, and resisted all attempts to remove it quickly. I went into XP's desktop properties to discover that the Web tab is gone.

"See? You can't remove it," the person said.

It took for a few clicks, but the option was under Desktop, then Customize My Desktop, and then the Web tab. The thing vanished, and the tequila-soaked owner was greatly relieved.

Thank you, Microsoft. Thank you for creating the Investor Ticker that resists closure in its own interface and an OS "upgrade" that buries the option to do it deeper.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next version of your systems. Will I have to place my naked testicles on a flatbed scanner and slam the lid down on it, too, or will I have to strangle myself with a 6-foot length of USB 2.0 cord (because you still won't natively support strangling yourself with Firewire)?

Posted by: Laurence Simon

Posted by at 12:04 PM | Comments (2)

January 26, 2003

The More Things Change

From Tongue Tied

Teachers at an elementary school in England have been told to stop using red ink to mark up their students' papers because it has negative connotations, reports the BBC.

In the future, kids at Uplands Manor Primary School in the West Midlands will have their mistakes noted in green ink. Penny Penn-Howard, head of school improvement for the district, said red "can be seen as a negative approach to improving pupils' work."

But Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said red ink is effective. "Children have to learn to take life's ups and downs," he said. "Banning red ink is a rather trendy and politically correct idea."

Back in the early seventies, when I was in third grade, in Berkeley, they banned black crayons from the school because they were "racist".

And you wonder why I grew up to be a conservative!

Posted by Ith at 6:01 PM | Comments (1)

January 20, 2003

Proof Is In The Pudding

(gads, I have a hard time thinking of titles for every post!)

It's telling, isn't it? The following is from an article on Robert Redford:

Redford spent considerable time campaigning during the recent mid-term elections, and given the lack of success by the Democratic candidates he backed, it's understandable that he views the process with a more jaundiced eye than ever.

"It's more like a sports game," he said of the electoral process today. "There's less incentive for people who really represent the American people to run for office, and harder for those who would really challenge the system to have any success. There's far more cynicism now, and apathy is the result of cynicism. My message to filmmakers and anyone in a position to speak out is to please recognize that you have a chance to motivate young people to vote."

So let me get this straight; because his candidates didn't win that must mean that something is wrong with the country. Ah, the world view of the left wing!

Posted by Ith at 7:38 AM | Comments (2)

December 25, 2002


The leftists are going to be as idiotic as they possibly can over the whole matter. Maybe when their asses are nuked to Hel and back, will they comprehend what assholes Muslims really are. Clue bomb, anyone?

Happy freaking holiday. *G*

Kel, who's managed to survive another year of major BS

Posted by at 6:11 PM

December 17, 2002

Regarding Lott And Gore--

Lott--Haven't we ALL at one point or another said something that inevitably made the foot in mouth syndrome appear? YES. The man has apologized for a perfectly innocent statement--get the frap over it.

Gore--Did he ever apologize for saying he INVENTED the Internet? NO. Shouldn't he apologize for that?

I swear, for people who claim to be nonracist, the blacks and democraps are certainly the most racist people *I* have ever run across either in RL, or on the news with the whole Trent Lott issue and many other issues for that matter.

Geez, people get a life--just get over it already. *g*

Kel, intolerant bitch

Posted by at 5:32 AM | Comments (6)

December 13, 2002

How Stupid Is This?

Okay, I get a bill from the hospital for the husband's heart attack.

So I want to know just HOW stupid are these fuckers at the hospital?

I call them to tell them our insurance WILL pay them MORE money.
All they need to do is resubmit the claim so it can be reprocessed because if they don't resubmit it, the insurance won't reprocess it for them to get more money from the insurance that we aren't supposed to have to pay.

This woman from the hospital tells me they are NOT going to do that, they will NOT do that.

HELLO? They can get almost ten grand out of this and if the hospital doesn't want it, they can give me the ten fucking grand!

I said, 'okay, whatever, thank you very much.' and then I hung up.



Posted by at 2:41 PM

October 30, 2002

No Comfort

What a despicable, tasteless, crass display the Democrats made of Senator Wellstone's memorial. By all accounts, the Senator was a decent man who truly held his convictions. A good father and husband. Heaven knows, I would never vote for the man, but surely he deserved better from his own. What will his surviving children think a year from now, when the shock and grief have receded? When they remember what their father's -- and their mother's and sister's -- memorial really was? How empty and meaningless an affair all for the sake of power.

Wake? That wasn't a wake, it was political rally that the media was lured into covering. But maybe it was a good thing. Maybe it ripped the blindfolds off a few eyes. Are these truly the people you want running our country? After last night's performance, I'm more dedicated than ever to keeping the Democrats out of office. Last night, the true soul of the Democratic party was revealed -- are we really surprised to discover that they have none?

Posted by Ith at 9:34 AM

October 27, 2002

Hillary Opens Her Big Mouth

Hillary Clinton to Crowd at Fund-Raiser in Los Angeles: Bush Was 'Selected' President, Not Elected; Says Bush's Machine Has Raised Far More Money to 'Ruin the Reputations of Our Candidates'

You know, reading anything this woman says is really bad for my health! What a frelling hypocrite she is! It boggles my mind that so many people buy into her load of crap and think she's some sort of hero. The woman is little better than a criminal. It's only power that kept her out of a jail cell, not the facts. It's not really surprising that she's actually in a position of power -- after all, the Dems keep good old Ted in power election after election even after everything he's done and gotten away with -- but it sure is sickening. I'd hoped, after all their shenanigans and their obvious attitude that they are above the law, that a light would go off in the brains of the rank and file. But incredibly, they still get support, they're still lauded and feted. What does it take? I wish I knew.

Posted by Ith at 1:38 PM