Monthly Archives: January 2008

Gotta love Islamic law …

Gotta really love Islamic law.  In Afghanistan a reporter prints out copies of an article that ponders the question, “why can’t women have four husbands the same way men can have four wives?”  He circulates the article around to his colleagues. He’s then tried in a “court of law” for insulting Islam (a secret court, by the way), is not allowed a lawyer, and is sentenced to death.

And people who call themselves ‘tolerant’ tolerate this?

WABOS.

 PS. The article is here. Read it for yourself and then tell me that Islam could even be called a religion.  It’s a damn ideology, not a religion.

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A little prediction of a nation divided . . .

I find it rather unsettling that GWB wants to split the nation of Israel and give 1/2 to the “Palestinians.”  Split the nation in half?  I recall a particular passage many refer to as Matthew 7:2, which reads, “”For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Then there’s that little matter of Genesis 12:2-3, which reads

I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
  [emphasis added]

Now if I recall, that’s a little quote from God.  No loquacious sort, that God.

A little prediction from little ol’ me:  GWB wants to divide the nation of Israel — physically; therefore God will return the favor and divide the nation of GWB.  Physically.

Not fun times ahead for a particularly well-known North American country if GWB continues on with this crazy little idea.

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Darwin Awards applicant surpassed by the slipperly slope of blame

Here’s one for ya. Yesterday morning a young woman (with whom I’m acquainted) gets into her car, starts it, then remembers she left something in the house. It’s cold outside — she leaves the car running to get the heat going and heads back into the house.  She’s inside for less than a minute. When she returns, her car is GONE.

car_crash_What happens? Some Darwin Awards applicant steals her car, and just a few miles away collides head on with another vehicle — a man driving his two kids to school.  The idiot thief is ejected through the windshield (unfortunately he was not decapitated in the process), the two kids get by with a few scrapes, and the driver of the other car is in the hospital for several days (click the picture to see a bigger version of it).

According to witness statements (from the story in the Idaho Statesman), the thief was driving between 60 – 70 mph in the oncoming traffic lane.

That may be pretty stupid, but some of the comments about this story on the Statesman’s website take stupidity to a whole new level.

One obsessive compulsive “person” who goes by the name “msmidaho” couldn’t have been more compassionate.  msmidaho said:

“The owner of the stolen car is responsible for this accident, it is against the law in Ada county to leave a running car unattended, had the owner of the car followed the law the scumbag wouldnt have been able to steal it and cause all the damage.”

My wife (who works with the owner of the stolen vehicle) and I sat reading that with our jaws open, both of us stunned by this incredulous logic.

Part of what’s ruining this country is what I call chain-reaction blame, and msmidaho seems to be an advocate.

Here’s part of my response to msmidaho:

… Using this logic, the next time you don’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign and a pedestrian shakes his head at you, and gets a stiff neck due to an odd muscle movement when doing so, which causes him to miss work, which causes someone to have to work late, and that someone gets killed in an accident on the way home, then you are responsible.

After all, if you had just followed the law and came to a complete stop, the person wouldn’t have shook his head, and he wouldn’t have missed work, and the other person wouldn’t have worked late, and wouldn’t have been driving at the time of the accident. It’s all your fault.

Slippery slope, that kind of thinking. Where does the chain of responsibility stop? The OWNER of the STOLEN car is responsible for the accident?!? Any perspective, in California, here, or otherwise, that the owner of the car is responsible is just another example of the demise of common sense.

In the last paragraph I refer to California because apparently — according to the discussion on the comments page — the laws there DO make the person who left her car running responsible for the accident. Holy shit! What the hell is the world coming to?

It is my firm opinion that slippery-slope chain-reaction blame ought to be a category for the Darwin Awards.  Asinine logic like that is going to send society down the tubes.

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Amazingly, a California state agency shows some integrity

A story about the Minutemen adopting a stretch of highway in Southern California has some folks up in arms. The Border Angels, an “immigrants rights group,” has condemned CalTrans for letting the Minutemen be part of the state’s Adopt-a-Highway program.

Wooooo. **Silently wondering what happens when Border Angels condemn something…**

Personally, I think it’s great that CalTrans showed some integrity with its program.

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BONUS BIT – FOR THE SHORT OF MEMORY:

Check the fact sheet. This a nation of laws … And the Minutemen are not against immigration. They’re against illegal immigration.

The Minutemen simply want our laws enforced.  (What a concept!)

What part of illegal don’t people understand?

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America’s slide down the dogcrap pile: 1/10/08

It’s hard to describe my thoughts and emotions as I watch America descends down the dogcrap pile.  Here’s the latest absolute BALONEY (which, when eaten by a dog, becomes dogcrap):

1. A panel of three judges have decided that a movie about Hillary Clinton is advertising, and, as such, subject to campaign finance laws.  Way to go, McCain-Feingold.  Michael Moore can create all sorts of propaganda (advertising) “movies” and nothing happens. But focus your movie on a leftist, and ZAP!

2.  Unbelievably, the “leader of the free world,” who is supposed to represent our country’s friendship with Israel, has changed course.  Mr. Marionette has called for an end to “occupation” of Arab land. OMG, he’s lost it. Maybe he DID have too much cocaine and booze and his memory circuits are fried  — but more likely he’s just sucking up to the global elite to regain some of the many brownie points he’s lost.

3. According to the New York Times (my favorite paper for dogcrap training), Local ISP’s are going to start filtering content.

“Comcast, AT&T, EarthLink, or whoever you send that monthly check to – could soon start sniffing your digital packets, looking for material that infringes on someone’s copyright.”

Granted, the move is designed to capture people infringing on copyrights, but you can’t convince me otherwise that it’s just one slip on a dog pile away from “sniffing” every digital packet as they monitor “free speech.”  

Example: “We’re sorry sir, but those three words used in that order were used in that same order in a book copyrighted by _________. Your email message has been confiscated / deleted / reported / whatever.” 

If they can say a movie about Hillary Clinton is advertising, they can do this, too.

Believing the big wheel is in motion and cannot be stopped, lil’ ol’ fatalist me is simply a commentator on the sidelines. Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I’ll keep yapping my lips like this until freedom of speech is no longer allowed.

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Just spin the election fraud away

Remember back in the ’60’s when JFK was losing to Nixon in a close race – – and somehow, magically, a whole bunch of JFK votes just “appeared” in the middle of the night in Chicago?

Given the now-very-well-known input the M O B had in JFK’s campaign and Chicago’s notoriously squeaky clean political landscape, it’s only a snicker and a suppressed snort to suggest that somehow … just somehow … election fraud (No!) occurred.

Of course, the media lapdog reporters, dutifully doing the stories their editors want them to, can spin any such fraud right off the billiards table.

So it’s with a similar snicker and snort I read this piece by Gary Langer of ABC News on the mysterious reason that ALL the polls were so far off in New Hampshire.

Somehow … just somehow … ALL the polls were off. Way off. How could it be? ! ?

Before our memories get overrun by all the spin, think back 24 … 48 … 72 hours.

On primary day itself, the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll on the Rasmussen Poll’s own website told us “In New Hampshire, the final Rasmussen Reports poll shows Obama with a seven-point advantage over Clinton.”

The Evans-Novak Political Report, dated one day before the primary: “New Hamphire Predictions: Obama Blowout, Romney Rallying.”  A blowout!

And two days before the primary, the WMUR/CNN tracking poll in New Hampshire showed Obama at 39% with Clinton at 29%.

I listed just one article from each of the past three days — there are hundreds more, but you get the idea. Everyone from everywhere was polling Obama with at least seven points on the former first lady.

And now ABC’s Langer is telling us the polls were all wrong. Snicker. Snort. How come all the polls on the Republican side of the ballot were right on the money?  Repub polls accurate – Dem polls VERY far off.  Um, no.

I might consider Langer’s argument if it were just one or two polls that were off … but not all of them.

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t believe for a moment that the polls were wrong. Granted, Slick Willy will wag his finger at me and insist I produce evidence, and he’ll have me — because I don’t have any. And Langer will sputter and choke as he tries to justify his job at as Director of Polling at ABC. But this primary smells to high heaven.

It smells an awful lot like Clinton’s “superior get-out-the-vote effort” (Langer’s words) was, in reality, getting votes out of thin air.

The king-makers want their leading lady at 1600, and two 2nd place finishes (especially the possibility of a 10-point deficit in New Hamphsire) was not going to put her there.  Besides, it would have been way too embarassing for their media-darling Bill, and WAY too much credibility for the junior senator from Illinois.

Engage the memory. Think back to JFK’s middle-of-the-night win with votes magically appearing in Chicago. And think back 24, 36, and 72 hours to when ALL the polls had Clinton coming in a distant second place. 

Mr. Langer can spin it however he likes (or however he’s told), but I don’t believe for a minute that the Dem polls were wrong while the Repub polls were right.  No, it’s something else that’s wrong.

Very wrong.

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Hilarious video on why we’re friends with Saudi Arabia

Breezing through Breibart this morning I came across this hilarious video. Just who this guy is — I don’t know. But I love the crisp dry humor. It’s a few minutes, but WELL worth it:

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