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, JunkScience.com’s Top 10 for 2005 are: