17 September 2005

Hmong convicted of killing Wisconsin hunters

Chai Soua Vang, a 36-year-old truck driver who is a member of St. Paul, Minnesota's Hmong minority community, faces an automatic sentence of six life terms in prison after the all-white jury found him guilty of six counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder after three hours of deliberations.
I'm surprised it took the whole 3 hours.
Let's review: Vang was on private property, illegally, in a tree stand, ostensibly hunting deer. Then, people who were supposed to be there chased him off, calling him names. So Vang murdered 6 of them, and tried to murder 3 more. According to Vang's brilliant lawyer,
Vang was called the most disgusting words that one human being can say to another. ... How is he to react to that?
Well, I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but my guess would have been anything other than what he did, like just walk away.

Don't drop the soap.


From Drudge
Celebrity anti-war protester, fresh off inking a lucrative deal with Speaker's Bureau, has demanded at the HUFFINGTON POST and MICHAEL MOORE'S website that the United States military must immediately leave 'occupied' New Orleans.

"I don't care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don't care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don't care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest."

Sheehan is in the middle of a bus trip across America in support of her cause.
I can't decide whether this is simply nauseating, or just plain megalomaniacal.

Remember Nancy Ann Luft, the queen loon of Usenet? No? Here's a link, take a moment to read it. I love the last line in the article

See? They're saying the same things, except Nancy knows that it's the Russian Sputnik Forces using their mind-control lasers to run the show. Cindy's not too far from that conclusion now.

It won't be long before Cindy and Nancy join forces. Then we've got real trouble.

15 September 2005

SayUncle - Blog Archive - Under God

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50?
A: Your Honor."
Heh. The Ninth Circuit is still suffering LSD flashbacks, methinks.

So - whattaya think?

Bush Vows Aid for Storm-Struck Gulf Coast

You know, I love President Bush. When it comes to protecting the United States, I believe he is clearly a visionary.

However, I haven't been very thrilled with much of his domestic policy in the past, and I'm not really thrilled with the proposal to rebuild as reported here.

When will we learn that you cannot fix a problem simply by throwing money at it. When exactly did the war on poverty start? How much have we spent?

Rather than let the free market system dictate what was fixed, what was rebuilt, and when, our government is growing in massive leaps and bounds. Are we really sure that Republicans control the White House, Congress, and the Senate? They are acting as if FDR were in the White House, and not George W. Bush.

The sad thing on top of all this is that no matter what Bush does to ease the plight of poor folks who were hurt from the storm, it will never be enough for the leftists. He will never do anything up to their standards, and if he thinks this will end the criticism his administration has been enduring as of late, I believe they will be sadly mistaken.

And, frankly, this gives me the flat out willies:

"He also said a disaster on the scale of Katrina requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces."

I trust the Bush Administration to do the right thing and not abuse the potential power proposed here. If this were Bill Clinton's administration, I'd be in a full out panic - and there's always a chance that a leftist Democrat will get back into the White House and use the powers Bush has established to protect the American people to destroy those same people.

I really hope I'm just being paranoid.

Mother and Anti-War Hero Cindy Sheehan Signs with Speaking Matters LLC for Public Speaking Tour

In a shining example of just how bad it is for Cindy (who?) Sheehan, we're informed of a public speaking tour through, of all things, a Press Release. Yesterday.

Where's the New York Times?

Where's the interview on CNN?

Where's the coverage of this earth shattering event???

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller??

Breaking News: Presidential Business

A day at the U.N. will do that to you.

This is news?

11 September 2005

Jack Kelly: No shame

Hat tip to Power Line, great read.

"The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne."

"Journalists who are long on opinions and short on knowledge have no idea what is involved in moving hundreds of tons of relief supplies into an area the size of England in which power lines are down, telecommunications are out, no gasoline is available, bridges are damaged, roads and airports are covered with debris, and apparently have little interest in finding out."

This hits on a trend that's been going on for some time. The typical reporter or reporterette doesn't seem to do much background research on the stories they pretend to be experts on. They do the same thing when they talk about evil, cop killing bullets that are teflon coated, armor piercing, and capable of shooting down an airplane; when in reality, they wouldn't be able to pick out an AK-47 from a Mossberg 500.

Also take into consideration that of the many "how to talk to the media" events I've had to attend, they all stress that the poor reporters/reporterettes are too busy nowadays to write their own stories, so if we write them for them, we'll have a better chance to get our information out. How many news stories have we seen in the last few years that look as if they were written by the head of the DNC, or Handgun Control Inc?

Qaeda group threatens chemical attack over Tal Afar

Chemical weapons? What chemical weapons?? Cindy Sheehan, Mikey Moore, and the rest of the left wing fringe have told us countless times there's no WMDs to be found....

Speaking of good ole Cindy, just what rock did she climb under? If that doesn't prove to you that the entire camp Cindy fiasco was a media driven event, and the absolute stunning silence as of late from Cindy and her pals then nothing will.

Blacks fault lack of local leadership

The hurricane relief, or lack thereof, has been gnawing at me since the story first broke. At what point have we arrived when American citizens refuse to take care of themselves, and only cry out for the government to help them?

I heard a radio interview over the weekend with one of the evacuees in Houston, bitching that the $2000 debit card he received from FEMA wasn't enough, he needed at least $10,000 to feed his family. I had to wonder just how much the Astrodome was charging people to eat? I could understand his comments if he was paying full price for the usual fare to be found in the dome, but I do believe everything they are getting now is free. So just what this fellow was needing 10K to feed his kids for was somewhat mystifying to me. And sickening.

Now, this article in the Washington Times seems to have not quite made the rounds in the rest of the MSM. The sad thing is that if this minister was white, he'd be instantly labeled as a racist pig:

"The truth is, black people died not because of President Bush or racism, they died because of their unhealthy dependence on the government and the incompetence of Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Kathleen Blanco...."

I have yet to see anything that disputes what this man said.

Britney Spears - Role Model For The Youth of America

I heard her childhood home in Louisiana was in the path of Katrina. Luckily they had somebody come by and put the wheels back on it so they could move it.