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Okay, all you ‘tolerant’ people:

For everyone who wants to be tolerant and understanding toward our Militant Islamic neighbors on this planet — you know, just listen to them; understand them; when they see us listening they’ll stop all this anger and they’ll settle down (yes, THAT crowd) — please read this

Go ahead — read the article. And after you do, please answer me this:

Do you really think they’re going to let a “free speech” environment exist long enough for them to get past their “anger” phase?

PS — for those who want to say “this is just an isolated incident,” pull your head out of your ass and read something else beside moveon.org and salon.com

How much tolerance is going to exist after these people walk up your sidewalk and demand you either convert to Islam or die?

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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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Clueless Utah Judge is Ignorant of Facts

Get a load of this article at WorldNetDaily.  Seems some opinionated but clueless judge named Scott Johansen says “homeschooling fails 100% of the time.”

Oh?

Fails at what, judge?

If you mean homeschooling fails at indoctrinating youth into endorsing homosexuality as ‘normal’ … and that the Allah of the Koran and the God of the Bible are the ‘same God,’ . . . and that the government knows what’s better for ‘the children’ than do the children’s parents, then yes, judge, homeschooling fails.

Thank God it fails at all that.

But when you look at who’s winning the national spelling bees each year, and which kids are truly more socialized in holding intelligent conversations, and who gets more one-on-one instruction (BY FAR), then you can only say “homeschooled kids.”

How much attention can a teacher give one student? Do the MATH, judge.  If a kid is sitting in a classroom for six hours a day, that’s 360 minutes. But if the class has 25 kids, and if the teacher does nothing but divide his or her time equally among the various students, the MOST one-on-one attention a teacher can give a student is LESS THAN FIFTEEN minutes.

However . . . The average home schooler gets 2.5 hours of individualized instruction each day from the parent-teacher, or 150 minutes.

Think about it judge. The homeschooler gets ten times more one-on-one instruction.

HOMESCHOOLING FAILS?  REALLY JUDGE — READ THE RESEARCH and GET A CLUE:

A study of 7,500 adults who were each homeschooled at least seven years revealed the following:

74% went on to college. . . . Compared to only 46% of the general US population.

71% participate in an ongoing community service activity (e.g., coaching a sports team, volunteering at a school, working with a neighborhood association, etc.), compared to only 37% of U.S. adults of similar ages.

4.2% of the homeschool graduates surveyed consider politics and government too complicated to understand . . . . Compared to 35% of adults in the general US population.

Judge Scott Johansen, your head is full of opinion, but short on facts.  In the military we call that being a penis with ears.

Therefore, we need to change the offical photo of you hanging at the courthouse.

 What is is now: Scott Johansen’s Fake Image  Scott Johansen: Ignorant Judge

What it NEEDS to be: Scott Johansen as he REALLY is - a penis with ears  Scott Johansen: Penis with Ears (and also an ignorant judge)

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Dear Mr. ‘Ears’ Obama — if you feel you should pay more taxes, it’s a free country. Go ahead.

When the Democratic presidential wanna be Barak “Ears” Hussein Obama says he deserves to pay more taxes, hey–It’s a free country. I see no reason anyone should hold him back from paying more than what the federal tax code says he should. If elementary schools can hold bake sales and contribute the money to pay down the national debt, “Ears” Hussein Obama should be able to contribute as well.

We don’t care what ‘Ears’ Hussein Obama does behind closed doors with his checkbook.  We just don’t want him forcing his beliefs on us.

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Barack “Ears” Obama to legislate HIS morality? No thanks.

CNN reported yesterday that ‘Ears Obama said the GOP doesn’t own faith and values. Well, no kidding. Heck, with out of control spending and the federal government trying to control everyone’s lives, today’s GOP looks like a carbon copy of the traditional Donkey Party. 

But here’s the dirty little secret: People say you can’t legislate morality? WABOS. Every piece of legislation is SOMEBODY’s morality. The question is “Who’s morality are we going to legislate?”

The CNN piece says ‘Ears Obama spoke yesterday at a South Carolina church. “He finished his brief remarks by saying, ‘We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.'”

What was that?  “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth?”

First, I love one of the comments made about the ‘Ears Obama piece, this one by Gerald in Texas: “Just have a conservative Republican speak on Sunday at a church service and all hell would break loose.”  No kidding!

Second, ‘Ears Obama needs to remember that we’re a Constitutional Republic, and there’s no allowance in our Constitution for a king. Sorry, my eager Senator. Running for President is one thing, but trying to make yourself into a king is a bit greedy.  (It’s the same reason we don’t like GWB!)

Third, I’ve been watching ‘Ears Obama positioning himself to be some kind of great visionary leader. Ba-HA!!!  He’s a parrot to what his pollsters tell him to say. I certainly don’t want King ‘Ears Obama’s morality — nor the morality of his handlers.

 Therefore, how about this, ‘Ears Obama:  How about we just keep with Thomas Jefferson’s idea of minimal government? That means that whether you’re a senator, a page in the halls of Congress, or [heaven forbid] in a higher office, just follow the Constitution and provide for the common defense of us as states. 

That’s it.

No kingdom needed. 

In fact, why not move to have Congress stop making any new laws at all for the next few years? Then you can just show up, collect your paycheck, and go home.  Wouldn’t that be great? Besides, we have enough laws on the books as it is.

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