Sunday, December 31, 2006

More blather from the MSM

This "poll" purports to prove that the average American is despondent about their future. Then this gem:
"One in four, 25 percent, anticipates the second coming of Jesus Christ."
Just your old, run of the mill 25% of folks expecting the end of the world. Jeeze...

More from Steyn

There wasn't much in evidence last year. Take another little vignette that'll look good in the movie version:

Mustaf Jama, a Somali ''asylum seeker'' in Britain wanted for the murder of a policewoman, fled the country by taking his sister's passport, wearing a niqab (the full Islamic head-to-toe get-up that covers everything but the eyes) and passing unhindered through the checkpoints at Heathrow.

How about that? It turns out we are profiling after all, but we're profiling everybody except Muslims. Your wizened l'il ol' gran'ma on a Yuletide break to London is bent double and out of breath struggling to take off her coat and shoes. The officials sternly scrutinize her passport to check that the picture matches her flustered and bewildered face. All around her hundreds of women are doing the same, mutely shuffling through the scanner in their stocking feet. But Britain's most wanted man is breezing through because he took the precaution of dressing as a Muslim woman. And it would be culturally insensitive to expose them to the same scrutiny as your gran'ma.


I guess that arresting and executing the murderer isn't an option.

SATELLITES will be used to pinpoint prostitutes in danger following the murders of five sex workers in Suffolk, The Scotsman can reveal.

Prompted by the killings, new locator devices will be piloted with prostitutes in Edinburgh from February.

Police say that by alerting them immediately to the whereabouts of prostitutes being attacked, the alarms could save lives.

Why indeed?,CST-EDT-STEYN31.article
Here's something else nobody's curious about: Sandy Berger. Consider this passage from the inspector general's official report on the Sandypants and his destruction of classified materials from the National Archives:

''Mr. Berger exited the Archives on to Pennsylvania Avenue, the north entrance. It was dark. He did not want to run the risk of bringing the documents back in the building risking the possibility [redacted] might notice something unusual. He headed towards a construction area on Ninth Street. Mr. Berger looked up and down the street, up into the windows of the Archives and the DOJ, and did not see anyone. He removed the documents from his pockets, folded the notes in a 'V' shape and inserted the documents in the center. He walked inside the construction fence and slid the documents under a trailer.''

Why is this man getting his security clearance back in 2008?

Why evil thrives

CNN showed an old, fawning interview of Saddam by Bernard Shaw. They end the piece with the reverential "he was 69". Disgusting!
Less and less in the West these days -- thanks to the insidious doctrine of moral equivalence -- do we seem capable of unequivocally condemning evil, even when it is staring us right in the face.

Rest assured, though, that our enemies are watching our timid, politically correct reactions. And learning. And plotting.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Without Bush, this last one couldn't have happened!

Return to the Article

December 30, 2006
The record speaks for itself
J.R. Dunn

Lenin - Dead of the complications of a stroke, perhaps assisted by poisoning, January 21, 1924.

Benito Mussolini - Executed without judicial procedure by communist partisans, April 28 1945. The act was robbed of any meaning by the concurrent murder of his innocent mistress, Clara Petacci.

Adolf Hitler - Dead by his own hand beneath the ruins of the Berlin Chancellory, April 30, 1945.

Stalin - Dead of stroke aided by medical neglect at age 74 at his dacha outside Moscow, March 5, 1953.

Ho Chi Minh - Dead of heart failure at age 79 at his home in Hanoi, September 2, 1969.

Francisco Franco - Dead of old age at 82 on November 20, 1975.

Mao Tse Tung - Dead of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 82, on September 9, 1976.

Tito - Dead of circulatory problems on May 4, 1980, three days before his 88th birthday.

Nicolae Ceaucescu - Shot out of hand at age 71 after a bogus "trial" following a national
uprising, December 25, 1989.

Ruhollah Khomeini - Dead of cancer on June 3, 1989, at the age of 89.

Kim Il-sung - Dead of a heart attack at 82 in Pyongyang, July 8, 1994.

Pol Pot - Dead at age 72 (possibly a suicide) on April 16, 1998, while waiting to be turned over to an international tribunal.

Idi Amin Dada - Dead of old age at age 79 on August 16, 2003, after years of exile in Saudi

Slobodan Milosevic - Dead in his cell under unexplained circumstances while in the hands of an international criminal tribunal at the Hague, March 11, 2006.

Most of the great butchers of the 20th century died of old age, in their own beds, some of
them honored by millions. Not a single one met justice in the sense accepted in free states across the world. The handful who died otherwise are aberrations, victims of strange events that act as models for nothing.

There is one single exception - the hanging of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006
after a careful, lengthy trial carried out under extremely difficult circumstances according to
internationally recognized judicial norms. The state of Iraq has succeeded where the rest of the civilized world has failed. It is a singular achievement, and it will stand.

"There is no more acceptable sacrifice than the blood of a tyrant."
- Giovanni Boccaccio

Where do we get such brave men?,1299,DRMN_15_5245883,00.html
The sergeant with no legs sat inside the cemetery, thinking about how this homecoming was supposed to happen.

Amazing Google Top Searches for 2006
Pretty pathetic areas of top interest. Still, mostly kids... I hope.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Who'd of guessed?
The anti-American MSM lying? Non! (a bit of frogy lingo for my multicultural readers.)
AP and E&P: Perfect "Liars" Together
The AP and E&P have teamed up to perpetuate a lie. The details of their own story make that clear for anyone taking the time to actually parse it. The headline screams Many U.S. Troops in Iraq Oppose Escalation, so let's take a look.

Oo la la!

A 19-year-old woman who disappeared was found stuck in an elevator in a suburban Paris housing project for three days, the French press reported Friday.

The daily Le Figaro described the woman, identified only as Safiatou, as vulnerable because she had "problems of confusion." It said she was found dehydrated but alive on Dec. 22.

According to newspaper and television accounts, Safiatou's father had contacted the building concierge Dec. 19 to say his daughter could be stuck in a broken elevator. No alarm went off and the concierge and a repairman found no one when they checked, Le Figaro reported, citing a source close to the investigation.

The technician began repair work the following day. On Dec. 22, the repairman returned to complete the job and heard a soft cry, Le Figaro reported.

On Wednesday, the girl's father, who had advised police of his daughter's disappearance, filed a complaint for non-assistance to a person in danger -- a crime in France -- according to Le Figaro.

Several elevators in the housing project had recently been renovated but not the one in question, according to the news reports. They said that it was unclear why Safiatou did not cry out for help.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

alone again....naturally....

Sad, sad man....

silent treatment.....
On his visit to Iraq, Senator Kerry apparently got something like the silent treatment from the troops who are "stuck" there. WDAY's Scott Hennen quotes a message from a friend serving in Iraq:
This is a true story....Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops.
What is amazing is Bill O'Reilly came to visit with us and the troops at the CSH the same day and the line for autographs extended through the palace and people waited for two hours to shake his hand. You decide who is more respected and loved by us servicemen and women!

Who are you going to trust?

The liberal MSM/defeatocrats or our troops on the ground?

[M]orale among our guys is very high. They not only believe that they are winning, but that they are winning decisively. They are stunned and dismayed by what they see in the American press, whom they almost universally view as against them. The embedded reporters are despised and distrusted.

Nifty airport

A religion of peace?,21985,20979298-662,00.html
IN September, an elderly Muslim man told some of his peers that scantily clad women were not unlike uncovered meat.If they expose themselves, who's to blame the cat for devouring them?
Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly, Australia's senior Muslim cleric, thought his sermon at the Lakemba mosque, in suburban Sydney, was for his followers' ears only.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Gimme a break......
Oversize clothes should have obesity helpline numbers sewn on them to try and reduce Britain's fat crisis, a leading professor said today.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

£1m Clotto in costly misread

JUBILANT car salesman Steve Moseley went berserk and told his boss to stick his job — after MISREADING a £1million scratchcard.

Monday, December 04, 2006

This is the battle we Americans are facing!

The anti-American MSM now distorts the facts of this mass murderer to headline a "Trucker" as the murderer.
As if he was a regular "red state" Walmart-style, money grubbing, NASCAR fan, ("racist") white bigot.
The liars in the MSM hiding from us the fact that the "Trucker" is an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.
Trucker Convicted in Immigrants' Deaths
HOUSTON (AP) - A truck driver was convicted Monday in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the deadliest human smuggling attempt in U.S. history.
The jury will return on Wednesday to begin hearing evidence on whether Tyrone Williams, 35, should get the death penalty.
It was the second time Williams was found guilty in the case; an appeals court said the earlier verdict was flawed and ordered a new trial.
The federal jury deliberated a little more than four days before convicting Williams on all 58 counts of conspiracy, harboring and transporting for agreeing to drive the illegal immigrants from South Texas to Houston in 2003.

(AP) Truck driver Tyrone Williams, right, looks away from media cameras as he is escorted from the...Full ImageThe more than 70 immigrants packed into the airtight trailer clawed desperately at the insulation, broke out the taillights and screamed for help as the heat climbed inside. Nineteen suffocated or died of heat or dehydration.
Williams abandoned the trailer at a truck stop near Victoria, about 100 miles from Houston.
Defense attorney Craig Washington said his client was not responsible for the deaths because he didn't know the immigrants were dying until it was too late. Washington blamed another smuggling ring member for causing the deaths by overstuffing the trailer.
Prosecutors said Williams was responsible for the deaths because he didn't free the immigrants or turn on the air conditioning.
Williams showed no reaction when the verdict was read. He accepted a long hug from his lawyer before being led away by U.S. marshals. "I am deeply disappointed," said Washington, a former congressman.
Williams, a Jamaican citizen who lived in Schenectady, N.Y., is the only one of 14 people charged in the case to face the death penalty.
Last year, a jury convicted Williams, but he avoided a death sentence because the jury couldn't agree on his role in the smuggling attempt. An appeals court said the verdict did not count because the jury failed to specify his role in the crime.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A chilling indictment of the MSM
There’s, also, little reason to doubt that much of the reporting we’re getting, which is feeding despair among many Americans, is unreliable.
This is scarey. Read it all.

How the imams terrorized an airliner

Why aren't these guys in jail or deported?

Witnesses said three of the imams were praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted "Allah" when passengers were called for boarding US Airways Flight 300 to Phoenix.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Oldie but goodie

No discussion of religion in college?
"Their mantra was 'no discussing religion in school,' which is fine except that I did not initiate the conversation, she had." Averill was suspended for four days, until a judicial hearing with the dean of student affairs.

The end of the internal combustion engine?

0-60 in 4 seconds!

The Tesla Roadster—a hotshot sports car that runs on batteries.


Oops. Never mind.....
It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you.
With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade.

This is disturbing

And Harper is an ostensible conservative.

TORONTO -- Innocent until proven guilty will no longer apply to people charged with serious gun crimes, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Oops. Never mind....

There was hardly a run on snow shovels, but a few flakes of the white stuff hit the ground in Orlando for the first time since 2003, meteorologists said.


Three Atlanta police officers were wounded Tuesday night when they exchanged gunfire with a 92-year-old woman. The woman was killed. Police said she shot the officers as they tried to serve a search warrant.

How quickly we forget.

This is what 3rd graders get taught!

Teacher Bill Morgan walks into his third-grade class wearing a black Pilgrim hat made of construction paper and begins snatching up pencils, backpacks and glue sticks from his pupils. He tells them the items now belong to him because he "discovered" them.
The reaction is exactly what Morgan expects: The kids get angry and want their things back.

Danger, danger!

Driving in circles: Downtown drivers experience new era in a roundabout manner

Who approved this idiocy? When the accidents and lawsuits come crashing in, will The Chronicle "FrontPage" it or just pretend it didn't happen, like they did with all the Muskegon Mall crime?
"Close your eyes, hyperventilate, scream real loud, and pray to God you make it out alive."

Happy Thanksgiving!

from Rush Limbaugh.
Worth the time to read the whole thing.

The Real Story of Thanksgiving
November 21, 2006
On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. "But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford's detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness," destined to become the home of the Kennedy family. "There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims – including Bradford's own wife – died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. "When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats." Yes, it was Indians that taught the white man how to skin beasts. "Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper! This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. "Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments. Here is the part [of Thanksgiving] that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. "All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belong to the community as well. They were going to distribute it equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well. Nobody owned anything. They just had a share in it. It was a commune, folks. It was the forerunner to the communes we saw in the '60s and '70s out in California – and it was complete with organic vegetables, by the way. Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage, thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. "That's right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn't work! Surprise, surprise, huh? What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation! But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild's history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future.
"'The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years...that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God,' Bradford wrote. 'For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense...that was thought injustice.' Why should you work for other people when you can't work for yourself? What's the point? "Do you hear what he was saying, ladies and gentlemen? The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford's community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the undergirding capitalistic principle of private property. Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? 'This had very good success,' wrote Bradford, 'for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.' Bradford doesn't sound like much of a..." I wrote "Clintonite" then. He doesn't sound much like a liberal Democrat, "does he? Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes. "Read the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Following Joseph's suggestion (Gen 41:34), Pharaoh reduced the tax on Egyptians to 20% during the 'seven years of plenty' and the 'Earth brought forth in heaps.' (Gen. 41:47) In no time, the Pilgrims found they had more food than they could eat themselves.... So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London. And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the 'Great Puritan Migration.'" Now, other than on this program every year, have you heard this story before? Is this lesson being taught to your kids today -- and if it isn't, why not? Can you think of a more important lesson one could derive from the pilgrim experience? So in essence there was, thanks to the Indians, because they taught us how to skin beavers and how to plant corn when we arrived, but the real Thanksgiving was thanking the Lord for guidance and plenty -- and once they reformed their system and got rid of the communal bottle and started what was essentially free market capitalism, they produced more than they could possibly consume, and they invited the Indians to dinner, and voila, we got Thanksgiving, and that's what it was: inviting the Indians to dinner and giving thanks for all the plenty is the true story of Thanksgiving. The last two-thirds of this story simply are not told. Now, I was just talking about the plenty of this country and how I'm awed by it. You can go to places where there are famines, and we usually get the story, "Well, look it, there are deserts, well, look it, Africa, I mean there's no water and nothing but sand and so forth." It's not the answer, folks. Those people don't have a prayer because they have no incentive. They live under tyrannical dictatorships and governments. The problem with the world is not too few resources. The problem with the world is an insufficient distribution of capitalism.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Houses without Hooters!

Wow! Sounds just like AlGore!

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched a parallel government Monday and swore himself in as Mexico's "legitimate" president, a ceremony the leftist hopes will keep alive his protests to undermine the man who defeated him at the polls.

Ummm, edible underpants......
Cotton, for thousands of years one of the most important crops for clothing and shelter, might also become a source of food.

Black Friday ad site
From Kim Komando

This sounds juicy!
Muskegon Area District Library Director Elizabeth Winsche, who led the drive last year to give the library financial independence, has been fired by the district library's board.
The chairman of that board, Theron Wierenga, has decided to resign in protest.

I wonder why tuition keeps going up, up, up, up.....

That don't 'clude da benefits, do it?

The University of Michigan's Mary Sue Coleman is among a growing number of college presidents earning annual compensation of $500,000 or more, fueled in part by stiff competition by schools for the best candidates, according to a study.
Coleman was the top-paid public university president last year at $724,604, the journal said. She was fifth this year at $742,148.

Good times ahead!

This group of "smarter-than-us" people will modify our behavior and give us justice! Wow. This is wonderful. I can't wait.......why does this sound so familiar?
If a Muskegon coalition of business, government and institutions is successful, crime will be reduced, employment will be up and natural areas will be protected.

Sustainability began as an environmental movement of modifying human activity to protect and "sustain" the natural environment. In recent years, the concept has been broadened. .....

The three elements of sustainability -- economics, environment and justice -- create the "triple bottom line." The theory is that when all of three goals are met regions, communities, businesses and institutions will be successful.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs

Did "moderates" vote for this?

Does Hilary?
Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way.
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday ..........said he will propose a measure early next year.
In 2003, he proposed a measure covering people age 18 to 26. This year, he offered a plan to mandate military service for men and women between age 18 and 42; it went nowhere in the Republican-led Congress.

Some folks don't think UM deserves another shot at the Championship

Well, isn't that nice!

NYC lawyers gotta love this one. Imagine the "sexual harassment" suits! Fun, fun.....

New York Plans To Make Gender Personal Choice
New York City Board of Health is expected to adopt rule allowing people to change gender listed on their birth certificate; people born in city would have to provide affidavits from doctor and mental health professional specifying why their patients should be considered members of opposite sex; applicants would have to have changed their name and show that they have lived in their adopted gender for at least two years; rule, if adopted, would not require sex-change surgery or other medical requirements; proposal puts New York at center of efforts to redefine gender and shows how transgender movement has gained political power beyond its small numbers; transgender advocates note prohibitive cost of sex-change surgery and say proposal is overdue protection against discrimination; some doctors and psychiatrists are skeptical, saying choosing one's gender defies medical history

Mona Shores...and every other school system...

Totally "head in the sand". Or another orifice! They're out of MONEY not because of not enough "money in" but because of too much "money out". Like SPENT! How much does it cost the taxpayer to employ a teacher? Total cost including pension, early retirement, benefits, days off, etc? What do they make per hour?

We dare not even ask these questions!

Get out the Vasoline folks, this is gonna hurt.
Although the district doesn't appear to be in imminent fiscal danger, declining enrollment along with double-digit health insurance and retirement rate increases will do major damage to the district's coffers within the next five years if the school board does not begin making some hard decisions on budget cuts, school officials reported.
"We're going broke," said Superintendent Terry Babbitt. "Some people want to get angry with the messenger, but it's reality. We're in a free fall ... and we're experiencing a growing financial crisis." ......
"Our financial situation is a perfect storm," said Babbitt. "All we can do is slow the rate of decline."

Why are American troops in Korea?

They don't want us there. We don't want to be there. Why are we there?
President Bush, trying to stiffen global resolve to confront North Korea, failed to win South Korea's support Saturday for intercepting ships suspected of carrying supplies for the communist regime's nuclear weapons program.

UM deserves a rematch!

I disagree with this mope, but let him speak.....
When asked who I wanted to win, I've always responded Ohio State.
1. I hate University of Michigan
2. I hate UofM
3. I hate Meeecheegan!
That said, U of M deserves a rematch with OSU in the Championship. It won't happen because of TV advertising pressure (gotta have diversity, ya know) but a 3 point loss at Columbus is dang near a tie.
At least I know the UM faithful are angsting and gnashing their teeth in their classic whine mode....Bummer.....

The championship is decided. There is no reason to do it again.

Would this work in Muskegon?

Very interseting concept!
"It works well because it is dangerous, which is exactly what we want. But it shifts the emphasis away from the Government taking the risk, to the driver being responsible for his or her own risk.

The Top 10 Junk Science Claims of 2005

Although virtually the entire “Top 10” could easily consist of global warming items — climate hysteria being the most important junk science issue of our time — in the interest of diversity,’s Top 10 for 2005 are:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Looney left at least true to their..."whatever"....

Diebold? Whatever!One advantage of Democrats winning last week's elections is that we've been spared all the complaints about "stolen" elections. Well, almost all of them. In Florida's 13th District, vacated by Rep. Katherine Harris for her ill-starred Senate run, Republican Vern Buchanan eked out a victory by about 400 votes.
Angry Left teen idol Markos "Kos" Moulitsas is crying foul:
Down in Florida, an epic battle is brewing over the electronic Diebold voting machines that ate 18,000 votes for Democrat Christine Jennings in FL-13 and cost her the election.
Not only is an expensive recount in the cards, but campaign and DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] lawyers are flocking down, demanding the state freeze the machines for inspection.
These are the opening salvos in what will be the battle to end Diebold.
But only 36 people have given via our Blue Majority Act Blue page for the legal battles ahead.
To put it bluntly, to anyone who has ever complained about Diebold, this is your chance to put your money where your mouth is. No more talk needed. No more advocacy needed. This is a real-world, legal frontal assault on those electronic voting machines.
If we win this battle, you'll be able to kiss Diebold goodbye.
Update: No one will confirm, but word is that the DCCC and the Jennings campaign are considering suing for a brand new election.
Update II: Machines in FL-13 were made by ES&S. Same difference.
"Same difference"? ES&S is Election Systems & Software Inc., a Diebold competitor. This really makes the Puffington Host look stupid.

Out of Europe!

Why do we have ANY troops in Europe or Asia?
A nation that's defended Europe from aggression in the 60 years since World War II is asking why Iraq can't defend itself. The fact is, Iraqis risk their lives for their country every day.

What's the most common male first name?

from BarneyRebel at the MLive Muskegon Forum


Gotta love the liberal media!

Now they tell us.

Anyone wonder why this important news comes just AFTER our election? Disgusting!

Unless penny-pinching by Michigan officials shows a dramatic effect when departments close their books next month, the governor and Legislature would have to deal with a budget shortfall estimated at $173 million, including $120 million in the School Aid Fund.

Tandem Story -oldie but still a goodie

More funnies from the web:
Tandem Writing Assignment
The following is a true story received from an English professor.
You know that book "Men are from Mars, Women from Venus"? Well, here's a prime example of that. This assignment was actually turned in by two of my English students: Rebecca (last name deleted) and Gary (last name deleted).
First, the Assignment:
English 44A SMU Creative Writing Prof. Miller
In-Class Assignment for Wednesday: Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth.
Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached.
And now, the Assignment as submitted by Rebecca & Gary:
Rebecca starts:
At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The camomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked camomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So camomile was out of the question.
Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think about than the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S. Harris to Geostation 17," he said into his transgalactic communicator. "Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance so far...". But before he could sign off a bluish particle beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship's cargo bay. The jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit.
He bumped his head and died almost immediately, but not before he felt one last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless hostilities towards the peaceful farmers of Skylon 4. "Congress Passes Law Permanently Abolishing War and Space Travel." Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window, dreaming of her youth -- when the days had passed unhurriedly and carefree, with no newspapers to read, no television to distract her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her. "Why must one lose one's innocence to become a woman?" she pondered wistfully.
Little did she know, but she had less than 10 seconds to live. Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dim-witted wimpy peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace Disarmament Treaty through Congress had left earth a defenseless target for the hostile alien empires who were determined to destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile entered the atmosphere unimpeded. The President, in his top-secret mobile submarine headquarters on the ocean floor off the coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably massive explosion which vaporized Laurie and 85 million other Americans. The President slammed his fist on the conference table. "We can't allow this! I'm going to veto that treaty! Let's blow 'em out of the sky!"
This is absurd. I refuse to continue this mockery of literature. My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic, semi-literate adolescent.
Yeah? Well, you're a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium.

Nice story about a great American

"I sized up his spindly legs, his glasses. Even in tennis whites he really looked the whole egghead thing. But I noticed that his racket looked ominously well used."

Blame the democrats!

It is still interesting.

The names of Republican candidates appeared first on the 2006 ballot because of a 52-year-old Michigan law that awards the privileged position to the party whose candidate finished first in the previous election for Secretary of State.
So Republicans who barely squeaked into office last week might want to thank incumbent Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, who secured their advantage on this year's ballot with her 2002 victory over Democrat Butch Hollowell.
But those who take the longer view also have to credit Democratic legislators who put the current scheme in place in 1954, when their own candidate, the late Richard Austin, was securely ensconced in the Secretary of State's office.

Adios Al

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Maybe he voted for the PlayStation before he voted against the PlayStation?....

(the TimesDaily changed their link. The original is in the "comments" section below.)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. claimed Thursday that a prominent critic, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, asked his local Wal-Mart store for help in getting a hot new Sony PlayStation 3 - a claim the potential 2008 presidential candidate denied.Edwards took part in a Wednesday conference call with union-led activists and criticized the world's largest retailer. The same day, Wal-Mart said, an Edwards staff member asked a Raleigh, N.C., electronics department manager to obtain a PS3 for the ex-senator's family.
Aren't these gadgets made in JAPAN?

What is their "panacea"?

Apparently, it's private jets, multiple homes, and a fleet of SUVs for our enviro-betters.
NUCLEAR energy is not the panacea for tackling global warming, says one of the world's most celebrated climate change campaigners, former US vice-president Al Gore.


I thought that when oil prices went up, it was Bush's fault. And then when they went down before the election it was Bush's "Big Oil" friends buying the election for the Republicans.

This surely must be big oil attempting to get the US to recount last week's election votes. Right?

The price of oil sank by more than $2 a barrel Thursday, settling at its lowest level in a year as traders focused on the bearish aspects of conflicting market trends. OPEC is cutting output, but the U.S. economy is slowing; winter is near, but the country has an abundance of home heating fuels.

Against everything?

Aren't the enviro-lunnies against everything that would provide additional energy? And don't the democrats give them the political support to stop so much that would help our energy needs?
Leasing oil-shale sites in western Colorado could cause more severe environmental damage than the federal government acknowledges, environmental groups and government regulators say

Muskegon makes the BIG TIME!

Why the cover up?
Fraud fears lead Michigan banks to reissue thousands of cards
A security breach at a gas station chain may be to blame for the compromise.......

The refusal at that time by major credit card associations and financial institutions to identify the source of the data compromise prompted questions about the scope of the problem.

Within the law?

What if the deer died during rough sex?
"The statute does not prohibit one from having sex with a carcass," lawyer Fredric Anderson wrote in the motion filed in Douglas County Circuit Court.


Is there a message about democrat veracity here?

U.S. House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi lost her first vote Thursday when the Democratic caucus picked Steny Hoyer over John Murtha as majority leader.

Thank you Mr. Murtha for coming here and nowhere else.
So let’s get to questions that everybody wants answered. First of all, it’s a secret ballot tomorrow, right?
MATTHEWS: Are you going to win?
MURTHA: We’re going to win, we’ve got the votes.
MATTHEWS: You’ve got them?
MURTHA: We’ve got the votes.
MATTHEWS: Eyeball to eyeball, you’ve got them?
MURTHA: Eyeball to eyeball.

Our Cadets know who the enemy is.
Today, Taranto prints a couple of letters from former cadets at West Point. The reason they have so many subscriptions there is because cadets are required to subscribe to the paper. As one West Point alumnus writes in,
"Even back in the 1980s we knew of the leftist slant of the Times and asked our superiors why we had to read the New York Times, since it wasn't very pro-military. The reply often was: 'It's good to know what the enemy is thinking.' "

GOPers ARE different from Donkies!

Have you ever seen an American flag in front of a democrat's home? I haven't.

Remarkable Obituary!

from an e-mail

Remarkable Obituary:

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense.

Mr. Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable Parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-oldboy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap,and was awarded a huge financial settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by two step-brothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on; if not, join the majority and do nothing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Unpaid bill kicks ballot winner off Fruitport council

This sounds like a great way to steal an election.
"On the day after the election I received a fax from the (village) clerk indicating that Mr. Epplett was in default and any votes casts for him are void," Grimm said.
"That is what the State Bureau of Elections has instructed us to do -- to report zeros for his vote totals. Bruce Raymond is back on the council," she said. ........
Because Epplett was in default at the time of the election, paying the $115 bill now won't make any difference, according to Williams' response.

Toys not for tots
Toys for Tots is taking the Christ doll out of Christmas.
The charity has rejected a California toymaker’s gift of 4,000 talking Jesus dolls, arguing that the 12-inch action figures would offend non-Christian recipients.
.....“We can’t take a chance on sending a talking Jesus doll to a Jewish family or a Muslim family,” said Bill Grein of Toys for Tots, which gives poor kids of all faiths gifts for Christmas and other winter holidays.
.......Why? “Basically, political correctness,” McCawley said. “We can’t go out and give a Muslim child a Jesus doll. It’d be like giving a boy a makeup kit.”

Are the GOPers suicidal or just nuts?
Trent Lott Wins Back Leadership SlotNov 15 10:59 AM US/Eastern
Sen. Trent Lott, ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of remarks considered racially insensitive, won election to the No. 2 post Wednesday for the minority GOP in the next Congress.