01 April 2006

Strip Club May Be Condos After Patron Photos Posted

Check out the lady (link above) protesting the nasty old strip club. She looks like an authority.

Reid My Lips

In the likely event you didn't see this on the news:
United States v. Reid — Final Statements by Judge Young

Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive one with the other. That's 80 years.

On Count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you on each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need not go any further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and a just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.

We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

Here in this court where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.

And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists.

We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You're a big fellow. But you're not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.

In a very real sense Trooper Santiago had it right when first you were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and you said you're no big deal. You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today? I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.

And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.

Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

It is for freedom's seek that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We care about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties.

Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.

Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure. Here, in this courtroom, and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag still stands for freedom. You know it always will. Custody, Mr. Officer. Stand him down.

27 March 2006

Thousands Of Pro Illegal Immigration Protesters Skip Work To Protest Immigration Reform Bill

I knew something was up this morning when I stepped out on my front porch and I couldn't hear a leaf blower running for miles. These people are protesting the laws of the United States regarding immigration. They don't give a crap about what illegal immigration does to the United States and the strain it puts on our Social Services and schools. The illegals don't care about coming here and assimilating to our way of life and how we do things here, like flushing the toilet paper they just wiped their ass with down the toilet instead of throwing it in the freakin' trash can. All they want to do is turn the United States into Mexico. You'd think they would look at what a F#cked up place Mexico is, and not want to ruin the place they are all moving to. Here in the Dallas area, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Ford pick-up truck that has a scorpion on the back window and a big decal of a rooster on the front doors. They are every where. Here's an idea, get a work visa, learn the language, and get some auto insurance, or get the hell out. As far as immigration reform goes, why the hell don't we just enforce the laws we already have on the books? We need to be rounding them up and shipping them out. People say they do the jobs that Americans don't want to do, but I think the market on those jobs is pretty much saturated. You can't drive past a convenience store here without seeing a bunch of out of work Mexicans just waiting for somebody with a trailer full of lawn mowers and leaf blowers to pick them up. I'm guessing we could pick up as many as we could every day and send them back, and there will always be enough here to hang the sheetrock. We have got to get serious about our border security. We need to build the fence, quadruple the size of our Border Patrol, round their wet back asses up and ship them back. Amnesty my ass. You can't reward somebody for successfully breaking our laws and getting away with it, especially somebody that has no respect for our sovereignty. Speaking of, why the hell is a baby of an illegal alien that is born here automatically a United Stated Citizen? That is one law I am all for reforming.
We had over a thousand students skip school here in Dallas to protest today. The DISD said that as long as they didn't cause trouble and returned on the district school buses they sent to the protest to pick them up when they were done, then there would be no repercussion. That's a great message to send these kids. Most of these kids are just opportunists that saw a chance to skip school and took it. One student said...
The Chinese built our railroads; we force the Irish to fight our wars; and now the Mexicans; we’re building your roads we are taking care of your children, we’re doing all these things for you… and then for you to oppress us now,” said Skyline High School Student, Jesus Alonzo.
Huh? I'm guessing Jesus skipped both English and History to attend the protest. I'm surprised the quote didn't have to be translated.
There are 99,000 Hispanic students in the Dallas school system, about 47,000 of them are in the category of being ‘limited English proficient’, which means a good number of them could very well come from families that have come the U.S. in some sort of illegal status.

Crazy Sanity-Challenged People and the Internets (Part III)

It's that time of the year again, kids, where we visit the Internets to see some of the insane diverse views of our world, and a few other worlds. And dimensions. And planes of existence. And planes that fly into buildings. This seemed like a good time for this redux, given the influx of abnormal visitors we've gotten recently. Shiny side out, kids!

I guess crazy people have been around for as long as there have been 'normal' people, but it wasn't until the advent of the Internets that I've had to put up with them. I mean, how often do you actually physically meet a bonafide loony and have them foist their nutty ideas on you, really? Never fear, though - a casual stroll through the web will avail you of all sorts of conspiracy theorists, wannabe superstars, and just plain old-fashioned whackos who now have a medium through which they can share their lunacy with the rest of humankind.

What's that you say? You don't know what I'm talking about? Be deprived no longer. Look, linger over their particular brand of whackiness, and don't forget to buy their products!

The New Physics. I guess the old ones were worn out. Let's take a look at this prophetic site:
Israel has promised to attack Iran before March 21, the new moon, Passover
Oops. This site is another fine example of shitty graphics, over-sized fonts, and generally lunatic ranting and raving about whatever apparently entered this person's festering psyche at the moment the muse struck him at the keyboard. But where are the physics??? Scroll about halfway down the page for the introduction, where you can learn about flying saucer physics! Neato.

Orbit is interesting. If by interesting you mean horribly confusing, rambling, incoherent psychotic rants about chemtrails, earthquakes, and those devil-worshipping Bushes. Actual headline:
Nope, nothing out of the ordinary here!

Armageddon Online. Can't tell yer megatsunamis from your pandemics without this site! Did you know a wave thousands of feet high will someday hit New York? It's on the Internets, so it must be true!

Swami Sananda - one of my all-time fave loonies, and the one whose ass I want to kick the most. An aggravating website resplendent with unwanted new-age music, horrible HTML and graphics, and lots and lots of pics of Swami Bananarama. He's the coo-cookiest, man. Update: looks like the site's a little smaller these days, but at least it has an enormous scary picture and some crappy new age music!

Think About It. Looks like someone is collecting loony sites. Nice hobby.

The Reptilians. Who are they really? Who really cares? This crazy person does. Buy her music!

Thule makes mincemeat of Mensa! An alliterative nutball. Cool.

Archure (it's a copyrighted name). Turn your speakers up for this one, kids! Archure's a musical genius. Just ask him. Let's face it, there's not that many musical geniuses writing MIDI music anymore. Mostly because it sucks. Visit the Music page and be amazed! Pure genius. My ears are bleeding from the sheer pleasure.

Crystalinks. Ellie Crystal's a psychic! Neato! She got abducted by aliens! Sweet! She's from Brooklyn! ick. Craptacular site.

Infowars.com - Alex Jones hates everything, apparently. Especially the government. Conspiracy! Conspiracy! Update: make sure you read about Charlie Sheen's opinion on 9/11, because we should all listen to substance-abusing actors when it comes to matters of state.

Jeff Rense must have the same water supply as Alex Jones. Mercy. If the volume of crap you put out equals truth, Jeff is the mullet-wearing man!

I've noticed a disturbing trend with most of these sites - a complete lack of visual acuity and any taste whatsoever. They have dozens of pages, and each page is about a mile long. It's called "hyperlinking," people. Use it. Don't believe me? Take a look at DREAMS OF THE GREAT EARTH CHANGES. Cover your eyes, then use the scroll wheel on your mouse. A lot.

This is making me tired, and that means the rays are taking control of my mind. Must...get...rest...sleep...consume...reproduce....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz