Friday, March 31, 2006
...... and the Iranians are telling us now. Why is no one listening?
OpinionJournal - Featured Article: "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly mused that the Jewish state should be 'wiped off the map,' and former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that 'the use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground whereas it will only damage the world of Islam.' Why should we assume they don't mean this?"
Delphi to Ask Court to Void Union Deals: "Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. (DPHIQ) will ask a federal bankruptcy court on Friday to void its labor contracts as part of a controversial restructuring that calls for layoffs of up to 8,500 salaried workers and the sale or closure of 21 of its 29 U.S. plants."
Musta lost patience....
'The Disposable American,' by Louis Uchitelle - New York Times: "Is the layoff the great American wound? In Louis Uchitelle's account, it seems a wound in triplicate"
Hard to tell how truly moronic this book is from the poorly written review but it seems to be another anecdote filled tome recounting depressed ex-employees, misleading statistics and outright lies about companies that "downsize" (a despicable word) or otherwise reduce their workforce. The conclusion ignores our current decades long boom. Both, the reviewer and author must never have heard of GM, Ford or France.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Hooters Falls from the Sky: MYRTLE BEACH, SC-March 30, 2006 - Hooters Air, the novelty, low-priced carrier featuring women flight attendants in orange short-shorts and tight T-shirts, will be grounded beginning next month except for private charters out of Winston-Salem, N.C. "
Oh, wait a minute. I'm thinking manna. Never mind......
Ace of Spades HQ: "Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.
'For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority,' Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday.
At least they're honest. They're not claiming they're making the decision due to 'respect for different religious values,' but because there's a decent chance adherents of The Religion of Perpetually Peevishness will come and bomb or burn bookstores."
Ace of Spades spots this gem that harkens back to Germany in the 1930s. I find their surrender to thuggishness chilling.
THE RAPID GROWTH AND MODERNIZATION OF THE CHINESE NAVY: "......graphically display the enormous amount of building activity that has been going on in the Chinese shipyards for the last few years and what they are producing"
Our next war? Read the whole report. Very disturbing.
Abramoff Gets Almost 6 Years in Prison: "Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison in a Florida fraud case, the minimum sentence allowed. "
I could care less about this case but I wish the media would tell us when these crooks are eligible for parole. Like when their gonna get out? The reports of "up to xxx years" are meaningless.
My Way - Sports News: "The president of Duke University met Wednesday with students who feel his suspension of the lacrosse team during a rape investigation was not enough, urging them to be patient while police look into the matter."
News reports sound like these guys did the deed but couldn't the girls have set them up? I loved the TV report that informed: "one of the dancers (dancers?) was a young mother who danced (danced?) in order to pay for college". Yeah, right.
And ya gotta love the "kum by ya libs" so anxious to string up the white dudes. Imagine if they were "of color".
Threads2: "The U.N. Security Council gave Iran 30 days to clear up suspicions that it is seeking nuclear weapons, and key members turned their focus on what to do if Iran refuses to suspend uranium enrichment and allow more intrusive inspections"
Let's see. N Korea, Iraq, Pakistan. Yeah, Iran will be really scared by the UN Security Council.
Stephenson area public schools to move to four-day school week:
STEPHENSON, Mich. Students at the Stephenson Area Public Schools will soon attend school from Tuesday to Friday."
And what a surprise! The article neglects to tell us anything about total school revenue or teacher/supervisor compensation per pupil. Sophists!
Detroit police arrest 32 students after shortage protest: "Detroit police have arrested 32 students in a protest over chronic shortages of books and supplies at a city high school.
About 200 of Mackenzie High School's 17-hundred students walked out of the school yesterday afternoon.
They marched along a nearby street, chanting in protest against a lack of textbooks."
These kids may be the only honest folks in the entire Detroit school system. No city wide protest, after all it's black on black here.
Los Angeles Times: Failing their own: "I'M THINKING of a cabal of radical legislators who don't reflect the views of average Americans or even the interests of their own constituents. They use wedge issues, play the race card and push their party to the ideological extreme. They collude with outside activists, many of whom use religion as a Trojan horse for a radical political agenda. "
Only in the American black community does 40 years of proven failure guarantee an exemption from scrutiny.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
City moves ahead with plans to have state designate Shoreline Drive as business route: "Shoreline Drive was officially completed with a formal dedication in October 2004. But one more crucial step still must be taken before the lakefront boulevard will be designated as the U.S. 31 Business Route through Muskegon's downtown. "
It is idiotic to reroute heavy trucks through that windey road with its non-synchronized stoplights. And you gotta love the berm that keeps drivers from viewing the shore from "Shoreline Drive".
"The problem for our fur harvesting neighbors to the north and east is that these Harp Seals look soooo cute. They stink like hell and eat tons of innocent little fishes, but they're cute. If they could be genetically engineered to look like Karl Rove even PETA wouldn't have a problem clubbing them.Save the Naugas!Hank Reardon 03.29.06 - 9:05 am # " Hank's funny!
http://therealmichigan.com/index.php is on to this disgraceful story.
.... if the fish had "images" of Allah and Mohammed in their scales...
Muslims flock to see 'miracle' fish: "HUNDREDS of Muslims are descending on a Liverpool house to witness what many are calling a miracle.
Two fish are causing huge excitement among the faithful, who say they are each inscribed with holy names.
Worshippers are convinced two Oscar fish bear the names of Allah and Mohammed in their scales."
BREITBART.COM - Surgeons Remove Two Fetuses From Infant: "Surgeons operated on a 2-month-old Pakistani girl Tuesday to remove two fetuses that had grown inside her while she was still in her mother's womb, a doctor said. "
The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "It was gut-wrenching (which in my case is a substantial event) to watch the senators prattle on in their idle ignorance concerning the manifold economic benefits that will accrue to the body politic if we can just cram a few million more uneducated illegals into the country".
All the more so if we let them vote as RINO McCain wants.
....if the French loved freedom as much as they love "free lunch"?
WSJ.com - Casseurs: "Cars were bashed, crushed, set on fire. Shops and restaurants were sacked. And they attacked the anti-Cpistes with equal fury. Hundreds were robbed and beaten, some seriously injured. But the media are still focusing on the youthful exuberance of a revolt led by starlets, ingnus, and semiliterate dudes. The mobilization is orgasmic. It's growing, it's growing, and nothing will stop it and certainly not that stick figure with the wavy white hair, Dominique de Villepin. Stubborn fool. How can he remain deaf to the pleas of tens of thousands of demonstrators? They have been mobilized for two months, they've closed down universities and lyces, the workers are with them, they will demonstrate now and forever, they are the word, they are the world.
They are, in fact, the same excited juveniles who demonstrated by the 80 thousands in March of 2003. Their rallying cry was No Blood for Oil. And their hero was...then-Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, revered for his anti-war oratory at the United Nations. But G. W. Bush, deaf to the peace marchers on European boulevards, stubbornly pursued his illegal war in Iraq.
In March 2003 France chose apaisement. Is anyone wondering why the country is wracked with violent conflict today?"
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
BLACKFIVE: Wounded Warrior? American Hero and Tough Guy: " I was badly wounded during a mortar attack in Iraq in October 2004. It is a traumatic brain injury. My left elbow also was busted. My left cheek has metal in it. It was tough to eat for awhile. It's hard to see.
But that stuff is irrelevant compared to the brain injury. A section of the left side of my brain is dead. I am learning to read and write again. It's tough."
It is an honor to share this country with such brave men and women.
More Than a Million French Protest Law: "More than 1 million people poured into the streets across France and strikers disrupted air, rail and bus travel Tuesday - even shutting down the Eiffel Tower - in the largest nationwide protest over a youth labor law."
Their economic system is near collapse and no one, their leaders nor their citizens will face the truth.
"Truth? You can't handle the truth!"
Hernando: Man caught with groceries in pants: "Rodney A. Covington walked out of a Spring Hill supermarket Sunday night with a 12-inch pepperoni stick in his shorts, police said, and that got him arrested"
David Farhat, R-Fruitport Township, is named in the federal lawsuit filed in Grand Rapids in which the IRS is seeking to reclaim $47,891 from the four for their parents' unpaid taxes in 1993 and 1994. The tax liability of $242,612 has grown to $589,000 with penalties. Also named are Dianna M. Farhat and Daniel R. Farhat. "
Principal lost donations in scam, cops say: "Police say the former principal of Otsego Baptist Academy scammed up to $80,000 in donations intended for the school, but he apparently was being scammed at the same time.
James Arthur Millward, arraigned Monday in an Allegan County District Court on two felonies, told detectives he sent thousands of dollars overseas as legal fees to try to get a $15 million inheritance in England. "
Someone investigate the School Board members, fast!
WSJ.com - Wages of Politics: "The list of policies that could help Michigan's troubled economy is long, including lower taxes and a reduction in health-care rules and litigation costs. But Michigan's Republican-run legislature has decided that the top priority is to raise the state minimum wage."
The increase that passed the state senate unanimously this month would raise the minimum over the next two years to $7.40 an hour -- one of the highest in the country, and well above the national minimum of $5.15. How this will help the state with the third-highest jobless rate (6.2%) outside of the Gulf Coast is a mystery. The libraries are full of studies showing how states lose jobs when they impose wage controls.
When will the GOPers realize that pandering to the leftist media and making deals with the democrats is a fast ride to unemployment..... both for us citizens and for elected GOPers.
SEAN PENN - PENN HAS TORTURE DOLL:
Hollywood activist SEAN PENN has a plastic doll of conservative US columnist ANN COULTER that he likes to abuse when angry. The Oscar-winner actor has hated Coulter ever since she blacklisted his director father LEO PENN in her book TREASON. And he takes out his frustrations with Coulter, who is a best-selling author, lawyer and television pundit, on the Barble-like doll. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, Penn reveals, 'We violate her. There are cigarette burns in some funny places. '
Imagine Perkie Katie reporting that Delay had placed "cigarette burns in funny places" on a doll. My golly, Katie's head would turn purple!
Thousands rally in Grand Rapids against immigration legislation: "Thousands of protesters waving American and Mexican flags marched through Grand Rapids' streets to protest federal immigration legislation. "
Making all illegals instant felons might sound good to some but our jails would fill up overnight and other countries would retaliate big time. Bad idea. Deport those we catch (no dragnets) and deport them immediately. Create a national database and imprison repeat offenders. And impose giant fines on companies that hire them.
The guest worker program isn't a bad idea but giving illegals special rights to become citizens is insane! We've got to treat all immigrants equally.
Election 2006 Poll: "The latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the race for governor of Michigan shows Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm and Republican Dick DeVos tied, 44% to 44%. This confirms the tightening of the race first reported last month."
Funny, the MSM didn't report this last night or this AM.
News: "Scared about getting bird flu? Then the only really safe way to protect yourself is to go vegetarian, an animal rights group said on Tuesday.
Headlining a new Chinese and English language Web site (www.avianflu.cn) 'Avian flu: it's your fault,' the Asia Pacific branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) .....
What about frys and Coke?
MLive.com: Muskegon Town Talk Forum: "8482. Muskegon Mystery Development!
by imregistered, 3/27/06 16:08 ET
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Monday, March 27, 2006
PoliPundit.com: "Nanner Nanner Boo Boo
The only thing I did hear on my way home was a brief snippet of Sean Hannity talking about Alec Baldwin. Ian Schwartz has the tape of the mud slinging I heard Hannity describe. Is it just me or does it seem the only person on the left not spewing wild conspiracy theories or calling names is Joe Lieberman and the Democrats are treating him like a leper right now.
-- Lorie Byrd
...when you've never heard of the "Sexiest Woman in the World" or her TV shows.
GoodShit:: "Scarlett Johansson tops a lovely list of the '100 Sexiest Women in the World,' in a poll of readers by FHM magazine.
'One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy,' the 21-year-old actress, star of 'Match Point' and 'Lost in Translation,' said in a statement. 'I'd like to thank FHM's readers for the huge compliment.'"
United Press International - NewsTrack - Justice Scalia flips the finger in church: "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics....
'You know what I say to those people?' Scalia replied, making the obscene gesture and explaining 'That's Sicilian.' "
Ya gotta love it when a Supreme speaks for the common man! Yee ha!
OpinionJournal - PEGGY NOONAN: "Singh stared down the line of eight carriages. All the windows of the compartments were wide open but there was not a single human being standing at any of them. . . . [He] strode to the first carriage, snatched open the door and stepped inside. In one horrible instant he understood why no one was getting off the Ten Down Express in Amritsar that night. It was a trainful of corpses. The floor of the compartment before him was a tangled jumble of human bodies, throats cut, skulls smashed, bowels eviscerated. Arms, legs, trunks of bodies were strewn along the corridors of compartments."
I read this book 30 years ago. Chilling then, more so today.
8th Annual Summit on Racism takes place in Grand Rapids Friday: "Summit organizers say the need for more diversity training in our schools is not being ignored. Every Kent County school district is doing some kind of diversity education. That was a goal that came out of previous Summits on Racism.
Friday's Summit on Racism began at 8 a.m.at the Calvin College Fine Arts Center."
Yeah, yeah. Whitey needs more education and let's talk about reparations......
School officials in Comstock Park preview video about the dangers of casual sex: Monday night, officials are showing the public a video called Let's Get Real about Teen Sex and the Law, and the video has stirred up some controversy.
The video shows some candid testimony from high schoolers about illegal behavior and sexual activity."
My Way - Sports News: "Dana is the first IRL driver killed since Tony Renna died in a crash during testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2003. Scott Brayton also died in a crash during practice for the 1996 Indy 500.
The last NASCAR driver killed was Dale Earnhardt in February 2001, the last driver to die in Formula One was Ayrton Senna in May 1994, and the last driver killed in the Champ Car World Series was Greg Moore in 1999. "
National Support Our Troops Day: " It's National Support Our Troops Day. Originally thought up by a Detroit-area teen, the idea was passed recently by Congress. She was inspired by a television news story about a soldier killed in Iraq."
Sunday, March 26, 2006
The High Price of Detroit's Welfare Mentality: "The same welfare state mentality was leading to an even bigger calamity in the public sector. Detroit, remember, was going to be the 'Model City' of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the shining example of what the 'fairness' of the welfare state can produce. Billions of dollars later, Detroit instead has become the model of everything that can go wrong when you hook people on the idea of something for nothing - a once-middle class city of nearly 2 million that is now a poverty-stricken city of less than 900,000
Check out the reverse graph. Up equals down in Detroit. Awful!
My Way - Sports News: "The smiles broke out on the Duke bench midway through the second half. And why not? This one was over by then.
Monique Currie scored 17 points to lead top-seeded Duke to a 86-61 win over Michigan State on Sunday night in the Bridgeport Regional semifinal.
Duke (29-3) advanced to a regional final for the sixth time and will play either third-seeded Georgia or second-seeded Connecticut on Tuesday night. "
End of a great run for the Spartettes! You go girls!
Spartan Hockey finished their season tonight also. Not a bad year for each group of young folks. Eh?
It seems like everytime I turn around folks are getting all worked up about things that are good for some, but not others. We desperately need legislation to level the playing field.The government needs to support an environment where things are good for others, but not some.Hank Reardon 03.18.06 - 8:03 pm #
Hank's got a pretty good point.
Gas tax on miles, not gallons, tested:
Oregon is testing the idea of collecting highway funds through a tax on miles driven, rather than gasoline consumed.
Eighty percent of Oregon's highway money comes from its 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax. If the state promotes reducing gasoline consumption and consumers tend to buy the fuel-efficient vehicles, including hybrids, highway revenues would take a hit, The New York Times reported.
The test program uses a global positioning system to track miles driven, using a black box to calculate how many miles are clocked in-state, out of state and during rush hour.
The experiment is designed to increase state revenue for road maintenance without raising gasoline taxes, but critics say collecting GPS records poses new privacy issues.
'The existence of such a database, which would, for the first time in history, allow for the creation of detailed daily itineraries of every driver, raises obvious privacy concerns,' said David L. Sobel, general counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a civil liberties group in Washington."
The Pioneer > Home: "A Muslim couple in Jalpaiguri district have been ordered by local religious leaders to separate as the husband allegedly uttered talaq three times in his sleep."
No wonder Hollywood supports the muslims.
Important techie update:
No talaq through phone, Internet: AIMPLB .:. NewKerala - India's Top Online Newspaper: The Executive Committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided against talaq through Internet or phone. "
Bummer for Charlie Sheen.
... if Hitler would have fired Froggies instead of killing them....
My Way News: "French students mobilizing ahead of a national strike on Tuesday vowed on Sunday to hold a series of protests in the weeks ahead until the government withdraws a law making it easier to hire and fire young people.
'Without a withdrawal of the law, there can be no question of possible negotiations,' said Xavier Pascal, a student leader among hundreds of delegates who met in Aix-en-Provence in southeastern France to coordinate their actions."
Sports News: "George Mason is no longer the cute little underdog. The Patriots, by golly, are going to the Final Four.
The suburban commuter school from Fairfax, Va., beat top-seeded Connecticut 86-84 in overtime Sunday in the Washington Regional final, ending the stranglehold that big-time programs have enjoyed for 27 years in college basketball's biggest showcase. "
Breaking News: "While only two Democrats in the Senate have embraced Sen. Russ Feingold's call for censuring President Bush, the idea is increasing his standing among many Democratic voters as he ponders a bid for the party's presidential nomination in 2008"
There is a difference between GOPer and Demos. Don't forget!
My Way News: "Canadian hunters started shooting and clubbing harp seal pups on Saturday at the start of an annual hunt that is the focus of a tech-savvy protest by animal rights groups."
Aren't these the same folks who wouldn't support the war against Saddam?
But they have no problem with baby seals. Big surprise. Cowards!