29 October 2005

A Spooked
White House

A good example of why it's hard to be a conservative and easy to be a liberal.

Liberals are governed by sound bites - "Bush lied, kids died". Conservatives are governed by reason, logic, and fact. It's so much easier to repeat the mantra than it is to learn - which takes time.

This long article is well worth the read in the ongoing debate between the Bush White House, the media, and the CIA.

Hype and reality

From Dr. John Lott regarding the mis-named Assault Weapons Ban:
The new FBI crime numbers show that the only casualty from sunsetting the ban has been gun-controllers' credibility. Letting the law expire has at best only showed its uselessness. The real question is how much longer can the media take such hysteria seriously when it is so at odds with the facts.
Sarah Brady and Chucky Schumer have had to eat their own hysterical words from last year, when they predicted blood in the streets, children armed with Uzis and AKs, and terrorists running amok with our own weapons.

I just checked, and the sky is still not falling.

28 October 2005

Strong, Sweet Smell Reported in Manhattan

Although many compared the smell to maple syrup, others said it reminded them of vanilla coffee or freshly-baked cake. All seemed to agree that it was a welcome change from the usual city smells.

"It's like maple syrup. With Eggos (waffles). Or pancakes," Arturo Padilla told The Times as he walked in Lower Manhattan. "It's pleasant."
This is news? I guess if you live near a feed lot long enough, anything different smells like heaven.

Did I mention I made chili tonight? Smells great today...

R.I.P., Porkins


Goodbye, expendable extra.

Police Seize 'Magic' Chocolate Bars

Let's hear it for the local entrepreneurs that are our neighbors to the North in the town known as The Colony. These nuclear geniuses made chocolate bars containing psilocin (ever see the movie "Altered States?" Yeah - that stuff).

Guess what? In jail, they're gonna learn all about Hershey's kisses!

Trick or treat!

George Takei, 'Mr. Sulu,' says he's gay

"Mr. Sulu, lay in a course for an orbit around Uranus."

"Aye, AYE!"

27 October 2005

Scantily Clad Model Upsets Neighborhood

Am I supposed to read this, believe it, and even keep a straight face? Puh-lease.
Some neighbors called police and tried to take pictures of the photo shoot as evidence.
Right. Evidence. That's what I'd call it, too.
Hill said he just doesn't want his wife to be afraid to take their children outside.

"I've got an almost 3-year-old and a 1-year-old," he said. "We have children. ...
Makes you wonder how they had them, don't it?

Suicide mistaken for Halloween decoration

Trick or treat?
"They thought it was a Halloween decoration," Fay Glanden, wife of Mayor William Glanden, told The (Wilmington) News Journal.

"It looked like something somebody would have rigged up," she said
Don't you just love the holidays?

Hat tip to our frequent reader Mark.

Halloween tombstones offend neighbors

Some people have no sense of humor. Ben Dover and his sister Eileen were unavailable for comment.

25 October 2005

New Bond: I hate guns

'That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them.'
There you have it. The new James Bond is both a moron AND a girly-man.

24 October 2005

Iraq war foes ready for 2,000th military death

Cindy Sheehan, the military mother who made her son's death in Iraq a rallying point for the anti-war movement, plans to tie herself to the White House fence to protest the milestone of 2,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq.

I can picture her and her hate driven cohorts sitting around celebrating every American soldier's death that draws them closer to their next opportunity to show the world what hate filled attention whores they are. It makes me sick.

23 October 2005

Breathalyzers and Open Source

I think this is greatness.
The defendants say they have the right to examine the machines that accused them, and that a meaningful examination requires access to the machines’ software. Prosecutors say the code is a trade secret.
It's probably written in COBOL or BASIC, and they're too embarassed to admit it.

A religion of peace?

Well, apparently as long as you're not drawing any cartoons that could be found offensive. Draw something deemed offensive by the islamists and you'll get some death threats, at least, from our brave hooded friends. Check out Michelle Malkin's blog, it's entertaining, at the least, considering how we're being force fed from CAIR that Islam is the religion of peace....

Are we losing?

Well, if you read the AP or Reuters, we're losing our asses in Iraq. Is it really any surprise that the President's approval ratings are low and the average sheep, I mean, American thinks we're losing the war?

A search of AP stories in the past week, since the Iraqi vote shows 43 stories concerning Iraq. Not one of them could be considered positive. NOT. ONE. Do you find it odd, dear reader, that there has not been ONE story with a positive shine on Iraq coming to us from the AP? A quick glance to Reuters' stories shows the same thing. NOT. ONE.

You know, I think the press would be completely at fault if all it wrote was glowing, supportive stories of our efforts on the war - nothing is perfect. The opposite is true as well. I find it hard to believe, nay, impossible to believe that nothing is going our way in this war. And you know what, a lot is going our way. Why is it that we don't hear about it?

At least the good folks at CENTCOM are TRYING to get the story out. It's just too damn bad no one is listening.

In case you're too lazy to check the link, there's some interesting facts (not the bloated, overpaid opinions you'll find on CNNABCCBSMSNBC) to be found.

The number of applications for poll workers increased by more than 4x. Sounds like someone is buying into the new system.

Approximately 60% of registered voters voted. Hell, that's more by far than vote in THIS country.

Attacks, suicide bombers, and violence are all slashed massively since the January vote.

You have to ask why this has not been reported.

I'm sure it's not because of any liberal bias in the media.