29 January 2005

Sen. Barbara Boxer Steps Into Spotlight

'I've always been this way,' she says, 'and I'm trying to figure out exactly why people suddenly find this to be interesting, you know. Somehow I have touched something inside people, and I have not ever had this happen before. The only thing I can think, after reading what people said, is a feeling that I'm asking the kind of questions and saying the kind of things that they are feeling.'
"This way" = "stupid."

It would be SO great if this is the best the Democrats could do for 2008. It only demonstrates how completely out of touch the Democratic party is with the general electorate. If this is where they want to go, fine. But you voting Democrats better get used to this concept: losing.
Sen. Mark Dayton (news, bio, voting record) of Minnesota, a fellow liberal who stood with Boxer in opposing Rice, criticized her on the Senate floor over her decision to bring the November election certification to a halt. He called it "seriously misguided."
Heck, even her pals know she's a nut.

Unscrewing The Inscrutable: To Those About To Vote: We Salute You

Hear, hear!

All you non-voting, bellyaching, no-load-bearing, so-called "Americans" listen up: people in Iraq will face possible DEATH to exercise their inalienable human right to vote tomorrow, while you sit back and tsk-tsk over the whole "Iraq situation." This is why we've gone over there.

At the very least, show some respect. At the most, stand with them, and show them how right they are. If you can do neither, shut up.

28 January 2005

Man peed way out of avalanche

Beer. Is there anything it can't do?

Update: This whole story might be so much balogna. According to Snopes, it might be a recycled joke.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

27 January 2005

icLiverpool - Ball bearing guns 'must be banned'

Ball bearing guns, AKA BB guns. That's right - you read it correctly: BB guns. The Brits say these must be banned, too. You know, it really sucks that this guy suffered a spinal injury due to a BB gun. When I was a kid, we'd ride our bicycles to "the hills" and have BB gun wars. I have a friend who still has a BB in his side. Guess what? Nobody got their picture in the paper, and pretty much nobody cared. It's an accident, and it sucks. But the guns aren't to blame.

Those who hold that there's no "slippery slope" with respect to gun control should pay attention to this article. It could happen here. What's next? Ban pictures of guns?

New Organ at Cumming First United Methodist Church

I'm just speechless.

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That's a truly inspired haiku. Maybe some gun haiku? Do I smell a contest coming on? Hmmm....

Suspecting a terrorist attack in Texas (sheepdog.blog-city.com)

An interesting look from our friends over at Sheepdog Blog. Lots of good links...

26 January 2005

Rice Confirmed Despite Dems' Criticisms

The 11 other Democrats who voted against Rice included some of the Senate's best-known names, such as Massachusetts Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and John Kerry, the unsuccessful candidate for president against Bush last year.
It's called "pissin' in the wind." When are these idiots going to let it go? Go find a worthy cause to fight, LOSERS.

Boys arrested for stick figure drawings

A felony? A FELONY? For a stick figure? And they say that the tree huggers haven't taken over our society.

Sorry folks, this is the reason that Sister Jane Katherine had an enormous wooden paddle in her office and she swung it like Barry Bonds. Nothing like a good piece of hickory upside your ass to get your attention. It was an incredibly efficient learning device. Trust me, I know first hand.

The court at age 9 and 10 inflicts no pain, which is a great motivator of 9 and 10 year olds. Maybe we'll all get lucky and they'll just get sent to bed without dinner. I'm sure their parents are big believers in the "Time Out" plan, I know this because of how they act in school. To this day, I would rather get hit by a bus than get hit by my Dad, and most of my friends are the same way. Discipline in NOT a bad thing. That fact is lost on the touchy-feely crowd.

But what do I know, I don't have any felony convictions on my record.

Family suffers 2nd loss to skydiving accident

It's called gravity, and it's not really optional. Rapid deceleration trauma is not something you just shake off.

Jumping out of a functioning aircraft is not a "sport." Unless the aircraft is hurtling towards the earth at terminal velocity, or you're being inserted into enemy territory, there's not a good reason to jump out of one.

It's tragic this family has lost 2 family members. But get this:
Dennis Jensen told reporters in Texas that he had learned of his brother's death as he was on his way to meet him, just five minutes from the Dallas drop zone, according to The Associated Press.

Undeterred, he completed the jump alone only hours later.
It might not be bad luck.

25 January 2005

Head For Sale

(Got your attention, didn't I?)

Ya know, the kid may have something here. I give him an "I" for innovation, at least. So long as it stops short of ol' Bubba walking around with "Drink More Bud" tattooed on his big, hairy beer gut, I say go for it.

Moore, Gibson ignored by Oscar

You hear that? It's the sound of me not caring about Moore's crapumentary being passed over (sorry - bad pun there. I thought Passion was okay).

Moore's ego prompted him to remove Fahrenheit 9/11 from the crockumentary category in order to be considered for best picture. The People's Choice award (thanks to MoveOn.org's campaign) for best picture went to Moore, and he must've thought that was an actual movie award.

Swing and a miss, fat boy. Sit down.

Texas Cops Undress to Catch Prostitution

Someone had to do something to shut these places down," said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Ted Wilson. "It was just so widespread. It had almost gotten in your face.
Where do they wear the badge, then?

24 January 2005

Icelanders apologise for Iraq war

Iceland's backing has had little impact on the coalition's fortunes since the war began in March 2003. The North Atlantic archipelago of 295,000 people and no military has contributed nothing but its government's verbal support.
That's it - I'm boycotting Icelandic imports.

Man Survives 35 Days Lost in Mushroom Cave

A Frenchman lost in a labyrinth of disused mushroom caves said he had survived 35 days by eating rotten wood and clay, after being rescued only thanks to a teachers' strike.
Geez...I don't even know where to start making fun of this one. It's so...French.

Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War'

Finally, someone actually comes out and admits what some are teaching in the world of Islam:

"We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," said the speaker, who identified himself as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part of it."

And it gets better:

"The speaker said democracy was based on un-Islamic beliefs and behaviors such as freedom of religion, rule of the people, freedom of expression, separation of religion and state, forming political parties and majority rule."

Emphasis added was mine.

Now, if there's not a better reason to go out there and squash these little thugs like the cockaroches (imagine me pronouncing that a-la Al Pacino's Scarface) they are, I can't think of one.

Sen. Boxer takes victim role after hearing for Rice

So Barb is claiming to be the victim in the nasty little exchange that she initiated last week? WHAT??

Frankly, I know someone that's exactly like the good Senator from Kalifornia - he's a typical bully, just like Barb. They're really good at smack talking until someone stands up to them, and then it's on to the victimology of the whole thing.

Condi smacked Barb around, and Barb deserved every stinking minute of it.

Way to go, Condi - and Barb, you're just whining because you know you got your ass kicked on national tv.

How's that shoe taste?

Countdown to global catastrophe

Quack-a-doodle-doo alert!!

Once again, *theory* broadly accepted as fact. Where's the "other side" of this argument in the article? Notice that it is sadly lacking from this article (as usual) and aren't all journalists supposed to be able to present varying sides of any discussion to retain their *objectivity*??

I will again, dear readers, point out that ONE volcanic eruption has the ability to *pollute* the atmosphere more than ALL of mankind has in ALL of mankind's history.

Let me also point out the small fact that not too long ago (geologically, anyway), the earth left a period of time widely referred to as the *ICE Age*. What in the world prompted the earth to warm up at that time, some several thousand years ago?? I mean, taking into consideration that early cave men and neanderthals lacked the internal combustion engine.

It's called the weather, people, deal with it.

23 January 2005

Western state Democrats interview Dean, other DNC candidates

Please, please pick Howard to be the new head of the DNC. Please. I can think of no more fitting end for the DNC than to go down fighting with the fiesty little man who would be king.

Late-Night King Johnny Carson Dies at 79

A true end of an era.

I remember watching Carson and Ed McMahon with my grandfather when I was but a small lad. Frankly, late night has not ever been the same without him, and the tonight show has pretty much blown since his retirement. No one could match his ability to poke fun at people without the rancor that seems to exist in today's many late night variants.

I suppose to some degree I kept holding out hope that he'd come back some time and rescue late night from it's current state of stagnation but I guess that won't be happening now.