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I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said. 

William F. Buckley, Jr.


Grandmother Shows More Bravery than democratic Politicians

@ 11:58 PM (109 months, 17 days ago)

If faced with this situation, our democratic political friends would run crying home saving their own sorry butts first.  Get this:

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian grandmother who saved a friend from the jaws of a crocodile by jumping on the giant reptile's back has been awarded Australia's highest civilian bravery award.

Alicia Sorohan was awarded the Star of Courage after risking her life to save a friend who was dragged from his tent by the crocodile during a camping trip in the remote far north of tropical Queensland state in October 2004.

Then 60, Sorohan jumped on the 4.2 m (14 feet) crocodile's back as it dragged him from a tent while the man's horrified wife tried to both pull him free and protect their baby.


New York Governor vs. New York Senator?

@ 11:38 PM (109 months, 17 days ago)


Put your order in now, these are flying off the shelves.  I guess Hillary thought she would have a free ride with an opponent like Arlen Spector.  No way.

"George Pataki for President" Magnet (100 pack)

Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate...Janet Reno

@ 11:31 PM (109 months, 17 days ago)

Hillary Clinton said, "Janet Reno will be my running mate in 2008 on one condition, a sex change operation.  There will be only one woman on my ticket."

Reporters immediately asked who will be what.  There was no response until from the back Bill Clinton piped up, "AFTER the surgery, Janet will be the woman."

Reno said sure but only if Medicaid paid for it.  "It would under my administration", Hillary promised.


Hillary Clinton Claims Karl Rove is Obsessed With Her

@ 11:49 PM (109 months, 18 days ago)

Yeah...right.  In her dreams maybe.  What Hillary is really hopelessly wanting is that SOMEONE or SOMETHING would be obsessed with her.  $100 says even Michael Moore would not have sex with her.


2b79046674ff@news.ap.org Reacting to a new book quoting Karl Rove as saying she will be the 2008 Democratic nominee for president, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that President Bush's chief political strategist "spends a lot of time obsessing about me."

The former first lady also said she believed Rove, national GOP Chairman Ken Mehlman and other Republicans are using her to divert attention from Republican problems as the 2006 congressional elections approach.

"Karl Rove is a brilliant strategist. So, if I were thinking about this," she told WROW-AM radio in Albany, "I'd say, why are they spending so much time talking about me?"

"What they're hoping is that all of their missteps, which are now numbering in the hundreds, are going to somehow be overlooked because people, instead of focusing on the '06 election, will jump ahead and think about the next one," said Clinton, D-N.Y.

In the new book out Monday from Regnery Publishing, "Strategery" by Bill Sammon, Rove is quoted as saying: "Anybody who thinks that she's not going to be the candidate is kidding themselves."

Rove is also quoted as says he thinks Clinton could have difficulty in the general election, in part, because there is a "brittleness about her."

Clinton wouldn't say if she would run for president in 2008, saying she is completely focused on her re-election bid this year.

What is Hillary Doing in a Presidential Race?

@ 11:45 PM (109 months, 18 days ago)
There is a new book coming out that features interviews from several White House figures, including the president. The book, written by Bill Sammon, has interviews with Karl Rove and George W. Bush.

The White House has no horse in the 2008 race. With Cheney retiring, it's wide open. But Rove was asked who he thought the Democrats would nominate. His Answer: Hillary Clinton. But he says that while she's a shoo-in for the nomination, she won't win the general election. We can only be so lucky --- we can only hope that the American voters are smart enough to turn this mean-spirited woman away.

An indicator will be whether she pulls a Kerry and tries to run while keeping her Senate seat (sign of a pessimistic loser).  Better yet, she resigns her Senate seat, loses the presidential election and heads home to cook, line up hookers, buy cigars and clean house for Bill and in her spare time be Martha Stewart's bitch.

New Diabetes Cure NOT Available for muslims

@ 11:40 PM (109 months, 18 days ago)
Do Muslims get diabetes?  Can't see any reason why not.  Well ... help is on the way!  Researchers at several medical schools have discovered that there are some insulin-producing cells that come from pancreases that can reverse type 1 diabetes in primates.  Monkeys.  Now this is going to be tried on humans.  If the trials work out it will be good news for the millions of people with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

But wait!  There's a bit of a problem here.  The cells come from the pancreases of one certain animal.

Pigs.  Newborn pigs.  Mohammed certainly would not approve.  Oh well, there's always the virgins.    


Oops Honey...I Am Not Wearing My Wedding Ring Because....

@ 11:36 PM (109 months, 18 days ago)

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Pieter Abrahamse has an original excuse for a lost wedding ring: a crocodile ate it, along with the arm it was attached to.

"He took my wedding ring, I suppose he ate it up," Abrahamse told Reuters by telephone from his hospital Monday as he recounted his life-or-death struggle with a man-eating reptile.

What is Bin Laden Doing with his Time Now that Saddam is in Prison?

@ 01:44 AM (109 months, 19 days ago)
We used to know how Osama spent his time before SADDAM went to prison...but what is he doing now?  Probably a few wet dreams with global war mopping up.

Politician Needs Immediate Butt Slapping

@ 12:53 AM (109 months, 19 days ago)
I couldn't be paid enough to touch THIS WOMAN even with asbestos gloves

Butt Slap a Crime? The ACLU is Hot on the Case

@ 12:41 AM (109 months, 19 days ago)

What I don't understand is how you can tell whether the punishment is unfair until you see how hard the target is to hit.  For example if it is huge, maybe she didn't feel it or if it is very small shouldn't he be rewarded for accuracy.  This case is baffling.

BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb 24 - A Colombian man has been sentenced to four years' house arrest for slapping a woman's bottom as he rode by her on his bicycle, sparking debate on whether the punishment fit the crime.

Showing re-enactments of the incident, television news shows were filled on Friday with legal experts offering opinions about the judgment handed down earlier in the week by Bogota's district court.

Some said that to confine bicycle messenger Victor Garcia to his home for four years for smacking Diana Marcela Diaz's buttocks was excessive. Others said it would deter other men.

One program showed three models having their denim clad bottoms smacked so hard by a phantom hand it could be clearly heard by television viewers.

The women said that while the punishment seemed extreme, they hoped the case would mean they would be safer while on foot.

"It happened to me once," one of the models said. "I was walking very relaxed and a guy rode by on his bicycle and, 'ta!' He smacked me. I took off my shoe to hit him with it but he was already too far away."


Einstein Rocket Scientist Genius Mensa Alert

@ 12:55 PM (109 months, 20 days ago)

or a list of things people like millardo should be warned about in time:


AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. (Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.)



Police in Oakland , CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the
police line, shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up."



An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different auto- mated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.



A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.



Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot", the man shouted, "that's not what I said!".



A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart".

"Is this her first child?" the doctor asked.

"No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"



In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket!



Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!

Is it a Bird, a Plane? Nope Just a Dopey muslim

@ 02:47 AM (109 months, 20 days ago)
Imagine my surprise when I saw this as I was sitting in my Gulf Stream on the way to Dubai.


DP World or DPI - The Dubia Port Company is a Vast Empire

@ 04:28 PM (109 months, 21 days ago)

So far my investigation has revealed that what is going on with this company is not a new venture.  It appears that the company is hugely successful and terrific at what it does.  This is not the first acquision of a company doing business in the United States.  My investigation will continue until the entire picture is ultimately presented.

"In January 2005 DPI transformed its network with the strategic acquisition of CSX World Terminals (CSX WT), the international terminal business of CSX Corporation, renaming itself DP World to reflect the change."

Interestingly, the company's management structure consists of executives with varying ethic backgrounds.  Below are some of the areas where the company is already operating:

Country Dominican Republic





Container Terminal

Caucedo Container Terminal

Country Venezuela




Puerto Cabello   Container Terminal Cabello Container Terminal
Country Germany




Germersheim Container Terminal Dpi Terminals Germersheim
Country Romania  




Constanta Container Terminal Constanta South Container Terminal
Country Morocco  




Tangiers Free Zone Tangiers Free Zone
Country Saudi Arabia  




Jeddah Container Terminal Jeddah South Container Terminal
Country Djibouti  




Djibouti Free Zone Djibouti Free Zone
Djibouti Airport Djibouti International Airport
Djibouti Port Management Port of Djibouti
Country U.A.E.




Fujairah Container Terminal Fujairah Container Terminal
Country India




Cochin Container Terminal Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal
Vallarpadam Container Terminal Project India Gateway Container Terminal
Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Visakha Container Terminal
Country China




Shanghai Logisitcs Facility Shaghai JIFA
Yantian Logistics Facility ATL Yantian
Hong Kong Logistics Facility ATL Hong Kong
Hong Kong Container Terminal Hong Kong CT3
Hong Kong Container Terminal Hong Kong CT8
Tianjin Container Terminal Tainjin Orient Container Terminal
Yantai Container Terminal Yantai Container Container Terminal
Country Malaysia




Port Klang Free Zone Port Klang Free Zone
Country South Korea




Busan Container Terminal Project Busan Newport Company
Country Australia




Adelaide Container Terminal Adelaide Container Terminal

Chain Smoking Isabelle Dinoire Update

@ 04:08 PM (109 months, 21 days ago)

The French National Health Insurance Plan is seeking a refund of all face transplant expenses from Ms. Dinoire.  Prior to the surgery she signed a contract vowing to lead a healthy life if the Plan financed the radical medical procedure.  According to the Plan spokesperson should the payment not be received from Ms. Dinoire by March 1, 2006, the face will be taken away and replaced by THIS ONE

Australia's Sunday Times visits Isabelle Dinoire, the 38-year-old French woman who received the world's first face transplant two months ago.

Facetransplant-1Miss Dinoire remains reluctant to visit shopping centres and other busy places. But under the close supervision of a team of psychiatrists, she is gaining the confidence to return to society...

She says she is in a positive mood – though she is chain-smoking again – and is making plans to study computers and accounting at college, with a view to opening a baby-clothes shop...

Another of her surgeons, Bernard Devauchelle, said: "Her facial expressiveness is slowly returning and she is talking quite clearly, but has some problems with the letters P and B, which require the lips.

"She certainly does not look like the living dead. She's eating and drinking without dribbling.

"Psychologically, she has totally accepted her new face. Her return to smoking is not the best thing. But that's what she wants to do – we can't stop her."

There is still a risk that Miss Dinoire's body will reject the new face and for the rest of her life she will have to take preventative drugs, which cause an increased risk of cancer and kidney disease.


Too Much Chatter

@ 03:57 PM (109 months, 21 days ago)
What the heck is with that clown Global War?  I maybe skim one out of 20 of the incessant nonsensical crap he posts.  Does he have streaming access to the muslim propaganda newswire?  Is he the reincarnation of THIS MAN?

William F. Buckley Declared Incompetent

@ 03:13 AM (109 months, 21 days ago)
Reluctantly Christopher Buckley was named the court appointed conservator for his now delusional doddering father who is a feeble shell of the great writer and American he was for a generation.  After taking control of the National Review, C. Buckley in his first order of business as publisher retracted the last six month's of his father's columns and is recalling those issues for a full refund.

It is Beginning to Look like Abortion on Demand Advocates Need to Head South the Mexico or Even Further

@ 03:04 AM (109 months, 21 days ago)

Gee....and here I was thinking Planned Parenthood and dopes like millardo spoke for the majority of Americans.  That's what I get for listening to Dan Rather and Peter Jennings and their ilk all these years.  I bet Jon Stewart is glad HIS wife did not go running for abortion on demand.  Where is the weaseling voice of Tom Daschle in all this?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The South Dakota Legislature on Friday approved a bill that would ban almost all abortions in a move that could set up a challenge to the national abortion standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling.

The legislation, which calls for $5,000 fines and five-year prison sentences for doctors who carry out abortions, now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Rounds, who has said he is inclined to sign it.

Backers and opponents of the bill have said it is the most restrictive measure on abortion to pass a state legislature since the Supreme Court legalized abortion with the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973.

Supporters hope the conflict it sets up with Roe vs. Wade will provide a vehicle to bring the issue before the Supreme Court, whose newly appointed conservative members, they hope, will be more disposed dismantle the 1973 decision.

The proposed law concludes that life begins at conception based on medical advances in the past three decades. It would ban abortions in almost all cases, including pregnancies that endanger the mother or that resulted from incest or rape. It makes an exception in cases that involve saving the mother's life.

Both the state House and Senate previously passed the bill but it did not take final form until the House agreed to a minor language change.

Rounds indicated he would sign the measure if the fine print stood up to scrutiny, as the bill's sponsors have told him it would. He vetoed a similar measure two years ago not because of its intent but because of a technicality.

The South Dakota law is part of a grass-roots, state-by-state effort to challenge abortion. Legislatures in Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana also have measures before them that would heavily restrict abortions.

It could take years for a challenge based on the South Dakota law or some other one to reach the high court.

Brazilian Cardinal Endorses Semi Responsible Sex During Carnival

@ 02:59 AM (109 months, 21 days ago)

I am extremely disappointed that "reckless sex" is being frowned upon however I wondering exactly what sex just this side of reckless would look like, especially with the Cardinal's apparent blessing.  Apparently drugs are OK too.  Is this part of the "new" Catholic Church?  Will these teachings spread to the United States?

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's Roman Catholic Church urged revelers on Thursday to abstain from reckless sex, too much alcohol and violence during the country's Carnival celebrations.

"We are not against people having fun but caution them against hurting others or abandoning good customs," said Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, head of the National Conference of Brazil Bishops.

Carnival begins across Brazil, the largest Catholic country in the world, this weekend and crowds of people indulge in a frenzy of drinking, dancing and often licentious behavior.

Although the pre-Lenten festival has its roots in Christian tradition, it provides an annual headache for the church.

Agnelo told reporters "Carnival is not intrinsically bad" but said the use of condoms and "day-after pills" were incentives for promiscuous behavior.

The government will hand out 25 million free condoms to promote safe sex during the several days of parties, revelry and parades. In northeastern Salvador, health officials will provide "next-day pills," Correio da Bahia newspaper reported.

"We don't want a stand-off with the government but the question is whether this is good for society, for Carnival," said Odilo Pedro Scherer, conference secretary-general.

The Rio de Janeiro archdiocese this week barred Mocidade Carnival samba troupe from taking a float with a statue of the Virgin to the Sambadrome parade strip, saying that the use of sacred images in a profane festival may offend Catholics.

The group, one of 14 competing for the champion's title with lavish floats and thousands of bright costumes in Brazil's most famous Carnival, said it will abide and probably cover the statue with a veil.

UAE Currency Sharply Up in World Currency Markets

@ 02:51 AM (109 months, 21 days ago)


I am off to the Caymans to convert my dollars into UAE currency.

[United Arab Emirates]


Gay Decorator Couple Endure Final Deadly Breakup that Won't be Papered Over

@ 10:55 PM (109 months, 22 days ago)

Most couples can resolve these common problems, maybe sometimes after a yelling and cursing session, but not this gay duo:

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man has confessed to bludgeoning his roommate to death with a sledgehammer handle and a claw hammer after an argument that started over an empty roll of toilet paper, authorities said Tuesday.

Franklin Paul Crow, 56, was arrested early Monday and later charged with murder in the beating death of 58-year-old Kenneth Matthews in the small town of Moss Bluff, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Jimmy Pogue said Crow told investigators he grabbed the sledgehammer and claw hammer after Matthews, who rented the mobile home where the two lived, armed himself with a rifle during their altercation.

He later confessed to using the work tools to strike Matthews, who was so badly beaten he had to be identified through fingerprints, about 10 times, Pogue said.

"There were only two people there, Mr. Crow and Mr. Matthews, and unfortunately Mr. Matthews is deceased, so we pretty much just have to go by what Mr. Crow says," Pogue said. "He says that the argument started over an empty roll of toilet paper."

Crow was being held in the Marion County jail without bond. His court-appointed lawyer could not be reached for immediate comment.

Republican National Committee Buys Europe's Ports

@ 10:44 PM (109 months, 22 days ago)
Even before the Dubai purchase of US port rights can be completed, the RNC makes stunning announcement of the party's purchase of all European ports (not just management rights).  The revenue generated on an annual basis will triple the GOP campaign war chest and make future democratic fund raising futile.  Negotiations are ongoing with THIS MAN to head the new European port management team.

2008 Campaign Stategy Stolen from Republican National Committee Headquarters

@ 10:36 PM (109 months, 22 days ago)

The New York Times received the GOP 2008 Presidential Election strategy from an anonymous source yesterday.  It has been confirmed that the RNC central command was broken into two days ago.

The NYT reports that the GOP ticket will be Dick Cheney, President, Jeb Bush, Vice President.  Based on the debate slaughters inflicted on the last two democrat VEEP candidates by Cheney, the reasoning is that Cheney will lure the democratic candidate into Cheney's lair.  In an intimate conversational close up debate format Cheney is a killer.  One such debate will fatally cripple the democratic challenger resulting in a stunning Cheney/Bush victory.  Immediately after being sworn in Cheney will resign, become chief of staff and the next eight years of a Bush in the White House will begin.  Plans are underway to find and groom Cheney's successor.

The Array of Virgins After Death is a muslim Hoax

@ 10:28 PM (109 months, 22 days ago)

The real deal is that the whole virgin thing is pure propaganda for terrorist motivation.  What really happens is they are given a laptop and told to click HERE

Pope Sagely Suggest that muslims Practice the Tolerance they Demand for Themselves

@ 04:41 PM (109 months, 23 days ago)

The Pope makes an excellent point.  No doubt it will be lost on mainstream muslims who are hell bent on global domination.  What the Pope has in mind probably make too much sense.  It will be interesting to see what the muslim response, if any, is.

PARIS (Reuters) - After backing calls by Muslims for respect for their religion in the Mohammad cartoons row, the Vatican is now urging Islamic countries to reciprocate by showing more tolerance toward their Christian minorities.

Roman Catholic leaders at first said Muslims were right to be outraged when Western newspapers reprinted Danish caricatures of the Prophet, including one with a bomb in his turban. Most Muslims consider any images of Mohammad to be blasphemous.

After criticizing both the cartoons and the violent protests in Muslim countries that followed, the Vatican this week linked the issue to its long-standing concern that the rights of other faiths are limited, sometimes severely, in Muslim countries.

Vatican prelates have been concerned by recent killings of two Catholic priests in Turkey and Nigeria. Turkish media linked the death there to the cartoons row. At least 146 Christians and Muslims have died in five days of religious riots in Nigeria.

"If we tell our people they have no right to offend, we have to tell the others they have no right to destroy us," Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican's Secretary of State (prime minister), told journalists in Rome.

"We must always stress our demand for reciprocity in political contacts with authorities in Islamic countries and, even more, in cultural contacts," Foreign Minister Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo told the daily Corriere della Sera.

Reciprocity -- allowing Christian minorities the same rights as Muslims generally have in Western countries, such as building houses of worship or practicing religion freely -- is at the heart of Vatican diplomacy toward Muslim states.

Vatican diplomats argue that limits on Christians in some Islamic countries are far harsher than restrictions in the West that Muslims decry, such as France's ban on headscarves in state schools.

Saudi Arabia bans all public expression of any non-Muslim religion and sometimes arrests Christians even for worshipping privately. Pakistan allows churches to operate but its Islamic laws effectively deprive Christians of many rights.

Both countries are often criticized at the United Nations Human Rights Commission for violating religious freedoms.


This Makes democrat Politics Smell a Little Better

@ 12:59 AM (109 months, 23 days ago)


BERLIN (Reuters) - A Bavarian village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing the fertilizer burst, German police said Wednesday.

Sewage rose to 20 inches in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank, which held some 240,000 litres of pig manure.

"The village was swamped with green-brown liquid and it was pig manure -- the mother-of-all muck," said Rainer Prediger, a police spokesman in the nearby town of Coburg.


The Internet is Loaded With Self Help Material -Abortion Poll

@ 11:35 PM (109 months, 24 days ago)

millardo and your ilk....you might want to seek a little remedial help
HERE or HERE or maybe HERE or possibly HERE or even HERE

Sincerely, your friend, Barry

A Conservative Realist's pic

Mayor Ray Nagin Weighs in on Roe v. Wade Reversal Shaping Up

@ 11:22 PM (109 months, 24 days ago)

Never afraid to jump into an issue and make a stupid comment, the soon to be former New Orleans Mayor weighed in:

Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, was asked his views
on Roe vs. Wade.

He said, "He didn't care how people got back to their

Round One in Roe v. Wade Knockout Ready to Rumble

@ 11:19 PM (109 months, 24 days ago)
Updated: 1:37 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2006

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion, teeing up a contentious issue for a newly-constituted court already in a state of flux over privacy rights.

The Bush administration has pressed the high court to reinstate the federal law, passed in 2003 but never put in effect because it was struck down by judges in California, Nebraska and New York.

The outcome will likely rest with the two men that President Bush has recently installed on the court. Justices had been split 5-4 in 2000 in striking down a state law, barring what critics call partial birth abortion because it lacked an exception to protect the health of the mother.

Vehicle GPS Screens Hazardous

@ 12:01 AM (109 months, 25 days ago)

LONDON (Reuters) - Fiddling around with in-car satellite navigation systems is causing motorists to lose concentration on the road, according to a survey on Tuesday.

The new technology, rather than helping motorists, could be even more distracting than trying to read a map at the wheel, it added.

One in 10 motorists with navigation systems set off on their journeys without bothering to program their route, and more than half admitted they had then had to take their eyes off the road to input the details whilst driving.

Nearly one in eight did not even bother to check out a route they were unfamiliar with and simply relied on the technology to get them to their destination.

In addition, almost one in four motorists said they had read maps while driving although research suggested that this might not be quite so distracting.

The survey of almost 2,000 people by Privilege Insurance found 19 percent of drivers who used their navigation system lost concentration compared to 17 percent reading a map.

The survey said most motorists who used either resource while driving would take their eyes off the road for 10 seconds, which at 60 mph, would equate to traveling twice the length of a football pitch.

"Our research shows even satellite navigation equipment, if used incorrectly, can lead to driver danger," said Ian Parker, Privilege's managing director.

The biggest problem is when guys like Howard Dean, Harry Reid, Michael Moore use the systems to download and watch porno while driving.  I thought these jokers did that stuff in the backseat of limos.


The New Germany

@ 11:56 PM (109 months, 25 days ago)

Is it me or should this be happening in Amsterdam?

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 52-year-old man from the German town of Darmstadt tried in vain to get a refund for 400 euros ($475) worth of what he said was "bad marijuana" from his dealer before turning to the police for help, according to authorities.

The police then charged the man with violating drugs possession laws and confiscated the 200 grams of marijuana he brought with him to the police station, according to a report in Bild am Sonntag newspaper Sunday.

"It is un-usable," the man told police in the hope they would help him get his money back. Amounts of up to 30 grams of marijuana are allowed in most German states for private consumption.

Iran Formally Denies Wanting to Wipe Israel Off the Map

@ 11:48 PM (109 months, 25 days ago)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister denied on Monday that Tehran wanted to see Israel "wiped off the map," saying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been misunderstood.

A close inspection of the footage shows his fingers were crossed (not just his eyes).

muslim Horns

@ 11:46 PM (109 months, 25 days ago)

What's the deal here?  Are the horns coming out of the head or the towel?

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Bipartisan Bumper Sticker

@ 11:44 PM (109 months, 25 days ago)

This appears on every car in the Goldwater fleet:

At last! A bumper sticker for both parties. FINALLY, someone has come out with a 100%  bipartisan political bumper sticker. The hottest selling bumper sticker comes from New York.

Democrats put it on the rear bumper.
Republicans put it on the front bumper.


Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton are Phone Buddies

@ 02:33 PM (109 months, 28 days ago)

Much like George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, there is emerging a friendship between Cheney and Clinton.

Perhaps if Bill and Dick can get through this trip and become better friends, there may be future get togethers that include 41 and maybe even 43 in a few years when Jeb Bush is in the White House.

Online Help is Available, Only a Click Away

@ 02:08 AM (109 months, 28 days ago)

millardo....you might want to seek a little remedial help HERE or HERE or maybe HERE or possibly HERE or even HERE

Sincerely, your friend, Barry

A Conservative Realist's pic

Fatwa Issued Against Award Offering Cleric

@ 02:03 AM (109 months, 28 days ago)

Gee.  Could a sensible person be exercised about these?  A Fatwa is hereby issued against anyone seeking that dopey Cleric's reward money.  In the meantime, I enrolled in an art class and plan to create a series of cartoons that make these look like child's play.  Fatwa this clowns.

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Squirrel Species Thought Extinct Discovered

@ 12:32 AM (109 months, 28 days ago)

This photo was taken near Bethesda Maryland.  It depicts a species long thought extinct.


Veterinarians have identified it as the dinosaur backed right of center democrat squirrel.  It was thought that it had been eliminated by left wing nut jobs like Michael Moore and his ilk.

Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

@ 12:26 AM (109 months, 28 days ago)

I had a nightmare last night:

Hillary Clinton gets elected President and is spending her 
first night in the White House.  She has waited so  long......... 
The ghost of George Washington appears, and Hillary says,
"How can I best serve my country?"  

Washington says, "Never tell a lie."
"Ouch!" Says Hillary, "I  don't know about that."

The next night, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson  appears...
Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"
Jefferson  says,

"Listen to the people."
"Ohhh! I really don't want to do  that."

On the third night, the ghost of Abe Lincoln  appears.. 
Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"
Lincoln says,

"Go to the theater."


The Offer is Still Open...More to Come

@ 08:14 PM (109 months, 28 days ago)

millardo....you might want to seek a little remedial help HERE or HERE or maybe HERE or possibly HERE or even HERE

Sincerely, your friend, Barry

A Conservative Realist's pic


Liberal Cheney Mocking Clown Gets What He Deserves

@ 10:58 PM (109 months, 29 days ago)
(AP) LAFAYETTE, Colo. Hours after laughing about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting mishap, Josh Kayser was himself shot by a friend during a hunting expedition.

The 21-year-old Lafayette man was taken to the hospital Monday night after his girlfriend accidentally shot him while they were trailing a raccoon that had been preying on chickens on his family's property.

"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'how can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," he said Tuesday.

Kayser was crouched down to look under a shed where he thought a wounded raccoon was hiding, and his 17-year-old girlfriend accidentally shot him with a .22-caliber rifle. Police have not identified the girlfriend.

Police Close File on Cheney Quail Hunting Flap

@ 10:56 PM (109 months, 29 days ago)

Here is a FACTUAL story that won't be on the frontpage of the New York Times, be reported on TV stations, with the exception of FOX and will be ignored by liberal -hate blogs:

SARITA, Texas (AP) - The sheriff's department closed its investigation Thursday into Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a hunting partner and said no charges will be filed.

The Kenedy County Sheriff's Department issued a report that largely supports the vice president's account of the weekend accident that wounded 78-year-old lawyer Harry Whittington.

Whittington, interviewed in the hospital, assured investigators no one was drinking when the accident occurred and everyone was wearing bright orange safety gear, according to the report.

Sheriff's dispatcher Diana Mata, speaking for the department, said the case is closed and no charges will be filed. She said Sheriff Ramon Salinas would have no comment on the report.

Whittington was peppered with bird shot in the face and chest Saturday while hunting quail with Cheney on a ranch in South Texas. He is in a Corpus Christi hospital in stable condition after suffering a mild heart attack caused by a pellet that traveled to his heart.

Gilberto San Miguel Jr., an investigator with the Sheriff's Department, interviewed Cheney at the ranch a day after the shooting. San Miguel reported that Cheney shook his hand and "told me he was there to cooperate in any way with the interview."

The vice president said the sun was setting when Whittington fired at some quail and went to find his downed birds, according to the report.

Cheney said he walked about 100 yards and met up with the hunting guide. He said a bird flew behind him, and he followed it in a counterclockwise direction, not realizing Whittington had walked up behind him to rejoin the group. He said Whittington was about 30 yards away, on lower ground, when he fired his shotgun.

"Mr. Cheney told me if Mr. Whittington was on the same ground level the injuries might have been lower on Mr. Whittington's body," the investigator reported.

The investigator, accompanied by another officer, briefly interviewed Whittington at his hospital room on Monday.

"I asked Mr. Whittington if we could record our conversation and Mr. Whittington requested not to be recorded due to his voice being raspy," San Miguel wrote.

The investigator asked for an affidavit, and Whittington said he would provide one when he returned home to his office in Austin. Doctors have said Whittington will probably remain hospitalized until next week.

Before a nurse asked the officers to "hurry up so Mr. Whittington could rest," Whittington "explained foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt and everyone was wearing the proper hunting attire of blaze orange," San Miguel reported.

Whittington said the shooting "was just an accident," and he was concerned all the media attention would give hunting in Texas a bad image, the report said.

Will Americans Let Hillary Clinton Be the Nation's Puppet Master?

@ 10:49 PM (109 months, 29 days ago)
Media Darling, Hillary Clinton,  positioned herself in front of the cameras to announce to her anxiously waiting myrmidons that this White House just isn't forthcoming on the Cheney incident and other issues of importance to the American public.  OK, Let's see.  We have the Vince Foster episode.  Hillary's own aides were in Vince Foster's office going through his files immediately after Foster's body was found.  Those files were delivered to Hillary.  They've never been seen since.  How's that for being forthcoming?  And then we have that matter of the Rose Law Firm billing records.  The Congress subpoenaed them from Hillary.  She claimed she didn't have them.  She said they probably have been destroyed.  Then, after two years of dodging this legal subpoena, they're found in Hillary's private office in the living quarters of the White House.  They're found with her handwriting and her fingerprints all over them.  Hillary dodges a subpoena for two years, and then she stands before the American public to bitch because the Bush White House hasn't been "forthcoming."  Amazing.  We can only hope that the majority of Americans, and a good number of American women, can see through this phony and dangerous politician's lies and distortions. 

Vice President Cheney Fly Over Hunting Story Fades Away

@ 08:01 PM (109 months, 29 days ago)

Critics of Vice President Cheney are devastated that the news cycle is over and the feeding frenzy has moved on.                                      

This group of yo-yo's got together for a post mortem of how their efforts to use this accident for political gain failed.  Most were undressed however a ms. millard of the INS was ashamed of what is under the caftan.

New Contents for Sushi Rolls

@ 07:55 PM (109 months, 29 days ago)

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's obsession with camera-equipped mobile phones has taken a bizarre twist, with mourners at funerals now using the devices to capture a final picture of the deceased.

"I get the sense that people no longer respect the dead. It's disturbing," a funeral director told the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.


At one ceremony several people gathered round the coffin and took out their phones to photograph the corpse as preparations were made to begin a cremation, she was quoted as saying.

"I'm sure the deceased would never want their faces photographed," she said.

But others called it a form of a memento in the modern age.

"Some can't grasp 'reality' unless they take a photo and share it with others ... It comes from a desire to keep a strong bond with the deceased," social commentator Toru Takeda told the paper.

Isabelle Dinoire Decides to Swim with Great Whites

@ 01:48 AM (110 months, 15 hours ago)

In an effort to mulitate the recently transplanted face, Ms. Dinoire will be lowered in a cage into a raging pack of great white sharks off the coast of California.

"It is my hope that one of the buggers busts through the cage, tears a chunk out of this hideous new face and I will have supermodels around the world competing to donate their face to me."  Dinoire is banking on several things.  1.  The average supermodel may not be an Einstein.  2.  The pity factor.  3.  Her bravery in facing the great white sharks protected only by a tiny cage.

She also has a plan for inducing a shark to break into her cage.  She will have a waterproof dvd player cycling the attack scenes for the series of Jaws films.

Post Valentine's Day Three Way

@ 12:29 AM (110 months, 16 hours ago)

Unable to get a Valentine's day date, millardo had to settle for a three way with these dudes with whom she has shall we say commonalities


My Door Remains Open to Offer Help to the Needy

@ 01:35 AM (110 months, 1 day ago)

millardo....you might want to seek a little remedial help HERE

Sincerely, your friend, Barry

A Conservative Realist's pic

Who Says Sherrod Brown is NOT Qualfied to be democrat Cannon Fodder in Ohio Senate Race?

@ 12:03 AM (110 months, 1 day ago)
Sherrod Brown, a huge baseball fan and an avid athlete, will to need to marshal every last bit of his considerable energy in the next year as he seeks to be become the first Democratic senator from the state of Ohio since John Glenn retired in 1998. He faces a primary challenge from Iraq war veteran and Internet darling Paul Hackett; if he wins the primary, he’ll face Republican incumbent Mike DeWine, a senator with some of the lowest approval ratings in the country, but a seat that the Republicans will zealously defend. With Ohio still the nation’s premier political battlefield, the race will be one of next year’s most-watched campaigns: If a bedrock economic populist like Brown can win in a red state, it will explode the post-Clinton conventional wisdom that anything resembling “class warfare” is a non-starter for the Democrats.

But Brown’s decision to enter the race after first saying he wouldn’t prompted paroxysms of recrimination and anger in the blogosphere. “Brown’s indecision created an ugly and totally unnecessary scene,” wrote blogger Lindsay Beyerstein, one of Hackett’s most prominent online supporters. “If he’d declared in the first place, Hackett probably wouldn’t have challenged him for the nomination. Now, there’s probably going to be a nasty little primary and lasting bad blood amongst Ohio Democrats. These are very real costs that Brown chose to inflict on his party.”

Hackett, whom many bloggers treat like the local boy made good, and who was recently the subject of a glowing profile in Mother Jones titled “The Democrat Who Fought,” provides the blogosphere an opportunity to prove, unequivocally, its own influence. “The reason to support Hackett over Brown is simple,” wrote Beyerstein, “if Hackett wins (and he can win), the progressive blogosphere makes history.”

Blog opinion on the race is by no means uniform. Many support Brown, but it’s a strange feature of the blogosphere that a newcomer to politics like Hackett is widely considered a known quantity, while Brown, who’s spent his entire adult life in public office, is a mystery. One skeptical blogger on the Web site Swing State Project summed up his reservations with a post titled: “Who is Sherrod Brown?”


Nancy Reagan Chastises Vice President Dick Cheney Over Shooting

@ 11:17 PM (110 months, 1 day ago)

Nancy Reagan held a press conference on the steps of the Ronald Wilson Library today to clear the record.  "I told the VP to shoot Quayle which in no way sounds like Whittington."  "I am sick every day of my life how Dan Quayle tainted Ronnie's presidency. 

                                       Portrait of Dan Quayle

Majority of INS Employees Say They Work with Monkeys

@ 10:25 PM (110 months, 1 day ago)

If you feel like your co-workers drive you ape, you're not alone. Fifty-three percent of workers told CareerBuilder.com that they feel like they work with a bunch of monkeys. The January 2006 "Monkey Business" survey of more than 2,050 workers also found one-in-five workers think their boss is a monkey.

Top Ten Most Annoying Co-Worker Habits

@ 10:23 PM (110 months, 1 day ago)

1. The manager who tried to get employees in another department fired for eating bagels that were reserved for an event the next day.

2. The co-worker who constantly e-mails the person who is sitting right next to her.

3. The co-worker who sits in a crowded cubicle area and insists on putting every conversation on speaker phone, including the exploits of the night before.

4. The boss who cut his fingernails while standing in his employee's cube.

5. The co-worker who steals other people's food from the lunch room refrigerator and then acts baffled when asked about it.

6. The co-worker who changed his job title to look more important without approval from his boss.

7. The boss who swears at the top of his lungs and occasionally throws his chair or phone down the hall.

8. The co-worker who walks up and randomly scratches other people's backs.

9. The co-worker who was caught sleeping on the job more than once and would insist he was praying.

10. The co-worker who every morning would greet her fellow employees (before they had any caffeine) with, "Are you ready for another fun and EXCITING day?!"

Do we know someone whose co-workers would say any and or all apply to her?

Democrat Transexuals Outnumber Independent and Republican Transexuals Combined

@ 12:52 AM (110 months, 2 days ago)

A Zogby poll published by the University of Transylvania announced that among registered voters nationwide, 80% of all transexuals are democrats.  Interesting the polling numbers in the red states track the numbers in the blue states.  As a result, Zogby has concluded that party registration is the strongest factor in determining confused sexual orientation.  The polling numbers established that 50% of democrat transexuals have flip flopped at least once going back to whatever they were before.

How this date will affect the 2006 and 2008 elections remains to be seen.


muslim Lapdogs Have Their Tivos Primed and Ready to Record the Jill Carroll Beheading

@ 01:02 AM (110 months, 3 days ago)
American sympathizers are making a case WHY Jill Carroll SHOULD be beheaded.  This same crew of fringe lunatics are also opposed to the death penalty.  They are opposed to killing fetuses.  They are opposed to killing Iraqi terrorists.  They admire the French.  It all makes perfect sense.....at three am maybe with ten martinis under your belt.


Face Transplant Patient Changes her Mind..Isabelle Dinoire is Horrified with Results

@ 11:57 PM (110 months, 3 days ago)

The first recipient of a face transplant now wants her original face back.  It looks like a unique court battle will ensue.

After picture:



Before Picture:

The donor, shalana millard of Washington, DC stated, "No way in hell am I taking THAT face back."

Family Fun to Take a Break from muslim Dopes

@ 01:19 AM (110 months, 4 days ago)

Mrs. Goldwater and I had the grandchildren tonight while my son and his wife went "out".  It was great.


Real Americans Unite and Face the muslim Threat as One

@ 01:06 AM (110 months, 4 days ago)
A proposal Ms. Millard....have you seen all these Islamic pro muslimanti American blogs?  Personally I believe some of the eloquence with which you write as well as talents of the lovely individuals you refer to as neo-cons might be better served by banding together and sending those sandeating towelheads straight to hell.


What the Stupid muslims Hate and Boycott, I am going to Buy More

@ 03:59 PM (110 months, 5 days ago)
For starters, I am going to order some of THESE.  I am going to invite strictly anti muslim pals over to enjoy them with me.  Then I am foing to order some of THIS and wash it down with a lot of THIS STUFF while wearing THESE and at the same time give the finger to THESE "people", and I use the term "people" loosely.

Hillary Caught in the Act of Attempting Brainwashing

@ 10:42 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)

Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has already started her 2008 presidential campaign by aligning herself with the military and pretending to be tough on terror.  Fortunately, the ultra-liberal Hillary has yet to brainwash all of the voting public in to believing that her symbolism is really substance.  Many have never forgotten that when she was co-president for eight years she was quoted as saying: " I loathe the military."


The picture shows that this soldier has been thru Survival School and learned his lessons well. He's giving the sign of "coercion" with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW's as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. This guy was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with Hillary Clinton. It's ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo---perhaps because she's never understood our military to begin with.

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.........................Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington.

Americans Becoming Aware of muslim Threat

@ 04:31 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
A proposal Ms. Millard....have you seen all these Islamic pro muslim anti American blogs?  Personally I believe some of the eloquence with which you write as well as talents of the lovely individuals you refer to as neo-cons might be better served by banding together and sending those sandeating towelheads straight to hell.

Not Surprisingly Bigmouth Cindy Sheehan Wimps Out

@ 04:30 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
This is a bummer....Cindy Sheehan has announced that she will not challenge Diane Feinstein for her Senate seat in California.  That's too bad....just think of the entertainment value!

muslims Update Garments to Blend into Society

@ 02:06 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
The latest tactic for violent muslims hellbent on hate and bloodshed is to be less obvious than the centuries old style of robing and towelheading.  The most recent fashion trends may be viewed HERE

On Line muslim University

@ 02:03 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
Now muslims who want to learn more about their 'culture' can simply go HERE

A Question for the Muslim War Mongers

@ 01:57 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
Where can I pick up a good flying carpet?  My old one is threadbare and gets terrible mileage.  I also need a good camel dealer.  Any suggestions?  My old camel was fine until he dressed up as a tradition muslim woman and was savagely raped by a horde of towelheaded sandeaters. 

Discourse not muslim Hate Mongering Gets to the Truth

@ 01:53 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)

ROME - An Italian judge has dismissed an atheist’s petition that a small-town priest should stand trial for asserting that Jesus Christ existed, both sides said on Friday.

Luigi Cascioli, a 72-year-old retired agronomist, had accused the Rev. Enrico Righi of violating two laws with the assertion, which he called a deceptive fable propagated by the Roman Catholic Church.

“The Rev. Righi is very satisfied and moved,” Righi’s attorney, Severo Bruno, said. “He is an old, small-town parish priest who never would have thought he’d be in the spotlight for something like this.”

muslim Geniuses are at it Again

@ 01:50 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)

KUWAIT CITY - Kidnappers holding American journalist Jill Carroll say they will carry out a threat to kill her unless their demands are met by a Feb. 26 deadline, Kuwait’s Al Rai TV said on Friday, citing sources close to her captors.

In response to a question from Reuters, Al Rai chairman Jassem Boodai declined to specify the kidnappers’ demands.  Being the bozos they are the warmongering muslims are clueless about what they want other than trouble.

A Suggestion for Ms. Millard

@ 01:48 AM (110 months, 5 days ago)
A proposal Ms. Millard....have you seen all these Islamic pro muslimanti American blogs?  Personally I believe some of the eloquence with which you write as well as talents of the lovely individuals you refer to as neo-cons might be better served by banding together and sending those sandeating towelheads straight to hell.


A Little Help for millardo

@ 12:44 AM (110 months, 6 days ago)

millardo....you might want to seek a little remedial help HERE

Sincerely, your friend, Barry

A Conservative Realist's pic

Muslims, Aided by Their democrat Toadies Take Over the United States

@ 12:07 AM (110 months, 6 days ago)


Just imagine if Gore had been elected.  After September 11th we would embrace the policy of appeasement, foolishly believing that America is to blame for the terrorist attacks.  Eventually Muslims would be allowed to take over the US to teach us peaceful and righteous teachings of Islam.






Bowling in Vegas

@ 11:52 PM (110 months, 6 days ago)

Even though I am not supposed to tell about my latest trip to Vegas, one of the highlights was going to The Castaways Hotel & Bowling Center. With 106 lanes, this is the world's largest bowling alley. (Although given its size, it is surprisingly quiet.) Its pseudo-tropics atmosphere is a charming throwback to another era. 2800 E. Fremont St., Boulder Strip.  This is my kind of place despite only bowling a high game of 225.  

                                                           Las Vegas photos - Las Vegas Strip

I Guess Abramoff Was a Friend to Democrats and Harry Reid Too

@ 11:30 PM (110 months, 6 days ago)

Gee.  After weeks of finger pointing at the Republicans, it appears that Harry Reid sleazily was hoping his sleazy greed wouldn't be unearthed as he accused the Republicans of doing what he WAS doing.

Reid Aided Abramoff Clients, Records Show


The Associated Press
Thursday, February 9, 2006; 5:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid wrote at least four letters helpful to Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff, and the senator's staff regularly had contact with the disgraced lobbyist's team about legislation affecting other clients.

The activities _ detailed in billing records and correspondence obtained by The Associated Press _ are far more extensive than previously disclosed. They occurred over three years as Reid collected nearly $68,000 in donations from Abramoff's firm, lobbying partners and clients.

Check Out the Crap this Muslim Apologist is Dishing Out

@ 11:09 PM (110 months, 6 days ago)

Where Do Muslim Protesters Get Their Danish Flags?

They can't all be from the PLO Flag Shop.

By Daniel Engber
Posted Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at 6:49 PM ET

A Palestinian burns a Danish flag in Bethlehem. Click image to expand.

A Palestinian burns a Danish flag in Bethlehem

Demonstrators continued to burn Danish flags this week, in response to a Danish newspaper's publication of several cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. News reports have described angry Muslims burning the red-and-white flags in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia, Gaza, Iraq, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nigeria, Syria, and elsewhere. Where do protesters get their Danish flags?

They buy them at the flag store or make them from scratch. Some columnists and bloggers have cited the seemingly endless supply of Danish flags as evidence of premeditated government support for the protests. In fact, it's not that hard to obtain Danish flags in the Muslim world.

First, many of the protesters are using handmade flags. (Improvisation is nothing new: Demonstrators in the Middle East often set fire to crude painted or drawn versions of the U.S. and Israeli flags.) The Danish flag happens to be especially easy to mock up on the fly—it's just a white cross on a red background. The smoldering flag in this picture, for example, appears to have been created by sewing two strips of white fabric onto a larger piece of red. (Notice the discontinuous puckering along the seams.) The flag also seems to be wrapped around a wooden pole, where it might be nailed or stapled in place. A professionally produced flag would likely have grommet holes sewn into the fabric.

Here is Something for millardo to Get Outraged About

@ 12:18 AM (110 months, 7 days ago)
millardo is a fool who needs to be medicated and hospitalized.


Muslims Prove to be Dopier Than Isabelle Dinoire, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton...

@ 11:52 PM (110 months, 7 days ago)

Can you believe these bozos?


Muslims Miss the Point...THEY are the Cartoons

@ 11:50 PM (110 months, 7 days ago)

Is it just me or are you getting fed up with the news coverage of these cartoon riots in the Middle East?  Being politically correct is one thing, but giving a free pass to these radicals is just irresponsible. Isn’t it time news commentators and other reasoned souls across the world started calling these people the freaks that they are?   They are, after all, burning down buildings because a cartoon suggested that Islam has become a religion associated with bombings.  Oh, Gee. Stop the presses.  And while we’re at it, let’s stop lying about how Muslim radicals are a small, misguided group of violent renegades who have perverted the true meaning of Islam.  I actually believed that Urban Media Legend until Palestinian election results handed Hamas a landslide victory. Hamas is, after all, an ultra-violent terrorist organization who has spent the last decade blowing up little children at bus stops and grandmoms in public markets.  And through it all, Western commentators keep blaming US foreign policy for these thugs' murderous acts.  Time Magazine predictably suggested Arab rioters have turned on us because of Iraq.  Huh?  I thought we went into Iraq after 19 Muslim extremists killed 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11th.  Is it just me or are you getting fed up with the news coverage of these cartoon riots in the Middle East?  Being politically correct is one thing, but giving a free pass to these radicals is just irresponsible. Isn’t it time news commentators and other reasoned souls across the world started calling these people the freaks that they are?  They are, after all, burning down buildings because a cartoon suggested that Islam has become a religion associated with bombings.  Oh, Gee. Stop the presses.  And while we’re at it, let’s stop lying about how Muslim radicals are a small, misguided group of violent renegades who have perverted the true meaning of Islam.  I actually believed that Urban Media Legend until Palestinian election results handed Hamas a landslide victory. Hamas is, after all, an ultra-violent terrorist organization who has spent the last decade blowing up little children at bus stops and grandmoms in public markets.  And through it all, Western commentators keep blaming US foreign policy for these thugs' murderous acts.  Time Magazine predictably suggested Arab rioters have turned on us because of Iraq.  Huh?   thought we went into Iraq after 19 Muslim extremists killed 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11th.  And after Muslim extremists killed American troops at Khobar Towers.  And I was just sure those African Embassies were blown up by Muslim radicals before we went into Iraq.  And unless I am really getting my dates confused, I thought Muslim radicals also tried to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993--a full decade before we ousted Saddam Hussein.  Come to think of it, radical Muslims have been trying to kill Americans for a long time. These freaks hated Americans long before George W. Bush first stepped into the Oval Office. And they will still be trying to kill us all long after Bush has gone back to Texas. So don’t try the Blame Bush First game with me.  It’s not about Iraq.

Compliments of Joe Scarborough, February 7, 2006

Idiot Democrats Demean Coretta Scott King Funeral

@ 11:45 PM (110 months, 7 days ago)

Feb. 7: Democrats used the occasion of Coretta Scott King's funeral to take cheap shots at President Bush. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough asks Amy Sullivan of The Washington Monthly, MSNBC's Tucker Carlson and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee what in the world is going on with the Democratic party.  All three responded with the same answer:  "they are taking stupid drugs again."

Curious George Gets Super Ratings

@ 11:40 PM (110 months, 7 days ago)

One day after throwing his hat in the ring as an independent presidential candidate,

Curious George leads all democratic hopefuls in the Zogby Poll taken yesterday.


French Invasion of Denmark Began at Dawn

@ 12:02 AM (110 months, 8 days ago)

Finally smelling blood in the water and seeing a foe it MIGHT be able to overcome, French "troops" entered Copenhagen in time for a brie on baguette lunch.  In order to cross the Baltic Sea, Franch was able to assemble a fleet of Venician gandolas and pole across under the cover of darkness.  French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin stated, "We should not be content with living next to each other. We should rather live together."  As part of the official surrender ceremony Denmark's Queen Margrethe II said, "There is something impressive about people for whom religion imbues their existence, from dusk to dawn, from cradle to grave."   Danish government officials later announced that the Queen's remarks were mistranslated from their original form, "There is something penetratingly noticable about people for whom an unshowered, body haired monkey like appearance is a badge of honor."  Pundits speculate that Germany will not be able to resist the immediate overthrow of the puppet government (using their own officials complete with strings imported directly from Paris) installed by France.  German domination will simply consist of taking over the puppet strings without a French Whimper.  Meanwhile the erstwhile Danish government failed to notice anything while watching a History of Islam video.


Time to Cut Off Katrina Victims?

@ 10:41 PM (110 months, 8 days ago)
The moment of truth has arrived.  Almost 6 months after Hurricane Katrina...FEMA is going to stop paying the hotel bills of evacuees, starting today.  But this is just the first round of evictions. There are 20,000 hotel rooms being occupied in 40 states that won't have to be out until either February 13th or March 1st. Must be nice.

And just how much is all of this costing?  $522 million.  Over half a billion bucks.  But 6 months isn't enough for some folks.  Attorneys are already pushing a class-action lawsuit, claiming the evictions will cause mass homelessness.  Poor babies.  Perhaps now these "evacuees" will actually....I don't know...maybe GET A JOB.  You know, and pay for their own housing...like the rest of us.

Expect The Sloganmaster and other assorted race pimps to grab a hold of this and start crying racism.  Then expect the government to cave and extend the deadline.  We may be paying to house these people for the rest of their lives.  Rumor has it that a Vanilla Mayoral candidate is emerging to oust Chocolate City man.

As if the Book Deal Isn't Bad Enough, Take a Look at What ISABELLE DINOIRE is up to Now

@ 10:30 PM (110 months, 8 days ago)

You've heard of her, haven't you.  Her name is Isabelle Dinoire. The family dog chewed off a good portion of her face.  She received a face transplant from a suicide victim.  Cruel as it is, I'm no longer all that concerned about Isabelle and whether or not her recovery progresses.  I'm not worried about the emotional impact of wearing the face of someone who took their own life.  Isabelle, you see, has gone against the wishes of her doctors and has taken up smoking again --- chain smoking.  In short, Isabelle Dinoire is a full-fledged fool.  An idiot.  She may well destroy at worst, or compromise at best, the work of her surgeons.  If the worst happens, she's earned it.  Plagarized from HERE.


Doctors & Ethicists Outraged by Isabelle Dinoire Presurgery Book Deal

@ 11:04 PM (110 months, 9 days ago)
 Dec. 8, 2005 — U.S. doctors and ethicists had mixed feelings after learning that the woman who underwent the world's first partial face transplant had signed a film deal in which she would profit substantially from the movie's earnings.

The London Times reported Thursday that patient Isabelle Dinoire, British documentarian Michael Hughes and Dinoire's doctors signed the deal three months before the operation took place.

On one hand, doctors noted that the deal could have unduly influenced the 38-year-old Dinoire to agree to the surgery, and that it could motivate other physicians to prematurely attempt experimental procedures. But another doctor said that the film deal provided an income for a woman who would be unlikely to return to work any time soon.

"It is a real travesty," said Dr. Raffi Der Sarkissian, a plastic surgeon and assistant clinical professor of the Boston University School of Medicine, in an e-mail. "…I would not condone sale of photos, videos or details of the technique for product. With the advent of 'reality shows' and exposure of techniques all over the media, there exists a risk of experimental procedures being done not for the advancement of surgery, but for money and self-aggrandizement."

Biomedical ethicist Jonathan Moreno said he hoped that the French medical team explored the emotional impact the decision could have with Dinoire, who was severely disfigured after her dog mauled her face. The dog was trying to wake the woman up after she had taken sleeping pills in a suicide attempt, various news reports state.

"Physicians are supposed to protect their patients who must be emotionally vulnerable in this situation," said Moreno, a professor of biomedical ethics at the University of Virginia. "Her psychological counseling should have included assessing the implications of this offer."

Dinoire was likely acting in her own best interest when she signed the deal, said bioethicist Rosamond Rhodes, a professor of medical education at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City.

"Even if her medical expenses are fully covered by the French national health system, it is hard to see how she would have had an income since she was mauled, how she can work during her recovery or how she will find employment in the future," Rhodes said.


On one hand, doctors noted that the deal could have unduly influenced the 38-year-old Dinoire to agree to the surgery, and that it could motivate other physicians to prematurely attempt experimental procedures. But another doctor said that the film deal provided an income for a woman who would be unlikely to return to work any time soon.

"It is a real travesty," said Dr. Raffi Der Sarkissian, a plastic surgeon and assistant clinical professor of the Boston University School of Medicine, in an e-mail. "…I would not condone sale of photos, videos or details of the technique for product. With the advent of 'reality shows' and exposure of techniques all over the media, there exists a risk of experimental procedures being done not for the advancement of surgery, but for money and self-aggrandizement."

Biomedical ethicist Jonathan Moreno said he hoped that the French medical team explored the emotional impact the decision could have with Dinoire, who was severely disfigured after her dog mauled her face. The dog was trying to wake the woman up after she had taken sleeping pills in a suicide attempt, various news reports state.

"Physicians are supposed to protect their patients who must be emotionally vulnerable in this situation," said Moreno, a professor of biomedical ethics at the University of Virginia. "Her psychological counseling should have included assessing the implications of this offer."

Dinoire was likely acting in her own best interest when she signed the deal, said bioethicist Rosamond Rhodes, a professor of medical education at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City.

"Even if her medical expenses are fully covered by the French national health system, it is hard to see how she would have had an income since she was mauled, how she can work during her recovery or how she will find employment in the future," Rhodes said.

                                                      Face Transplant                                                     

Isabelle Dinoire, who received a partial face transplant, is taken from the operating room in Amiens, France, in a video still from footage released at a news conference by surgeons in Lyon, France on Dec. 2. A London newspaper stated Thursday that the woman signed a movie deal earlier this year about her potential surgery.  (Handout/Reuters)

Mensa Invitational Sponsored by the Washington Post

@ 10:55 PM (110 months, 9 days ago)

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to takea ny word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the 2005 winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subjectfinancially impotent for an indefinite period

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. 

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stop brightideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these reallyb ad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito,that gets in to your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.


Egyptian Ferry Boat Captain Acted Like a liberal left wing democrat

@ 07:38 PM (110 months, 10 days ago)

Doesn't this remind you of the Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy, et al crew?

Egyptian survivor Shahata Ali said: "We were told there was nothing wrong, and they took away the lifejackets. Then the boat started to sink and the captain took a boat and left." Another survivor, Khaled Hassan, said: "The captain was the first to leave and we were surprised to see the boat sinking."

Generation X Knows that American Liberals are the Past

@ 07:06 PM (110 months, 10 days ago)

More and more people under 30 know the real deal, for example this charming young lady who obviously has a brain.

Conservative Republicans' Best Friends

@ 07:03 PM (110 months, 10 days ago)

Of course...you guessed it the unglued democrats!

More by Pat Oliphant

Anger Management Technique

@ 06:38 PM (110 months, 10 days ago)
When you occasionally have a really bad day, and you just need to take
it out on someone, don't take it out on someone you know, take it out on
someone you don't know.  This is a form of anger management.

       I was sitting at my desk when I remembered a phone call I'd
to make. I found the number and dialed it. A man answered, saying "Hello."

       I politely said, "This is Chris. Could I please speak with Robyn

       Suddenly a manic voice yelled out in my ear "Get the right f**in
and the phone was slammed down on me.

       I couldn't believe that anyone could be so rude. When I tracked down
Robyn's correct number to call her, I found that I had accidentally
the last two digits.

       After hanging up with her, I decided to call the 'wrong' number

       When the same guy answered the phone, I yelled "You're an asshole!"
hung up I wrote his number down with the word 'asshole' next to it, and
put it in
my desk drawer.

       Every couple of weeks, when I was paying bills or had a really bad
day, I'd
call him up and yell, "You're an asshole!"

       It always cheered me up.

       When Caller ID was introduced, I thought my therapeutic "asshole
calling" would
have to stop.  So, I called his number and said, "Hi, this is John Smith
from Verizon.
I'm calling to see if you're familiar with our Caller ID Program?"

       He yelled "NO!" and slammed down the phone.

       I quickly called him back and said, "That's because you're an

       One day I was at the store, getting ready to pull into a parking
spot. Some guy
in a black BMW cut me off and pulled into the spot I had patiently waited
for. I hit
the horn and yelled that I'd been waiting for that spot, but the idiot
ignored me. I
noticed a "For Sale" sign in his back window which included his phone
number, so
I wrote down the number.

       A couple of days later, right after calling the first asshole (I had
his number on
speed dial) I thought that I'd better call the BMW asshole, too I said,
"Is this the man
with the black BMW for sale?"

       "Yes, it is", he said.

       "Can you tell me where I can see it?" I asked.

       "Yes, I live at 34 Mowbray Blvd, in Vaucluse. It's a yellow house,
and the car's
parked right out in front."

       "What's your name?" I asked.

       "My name is Don Hansen," he said.

       "When's a good time to catch you, Don?"

       "I'm home every evening after five."

       "Listen, Don, can I tell you something?"


       "Don, you're an asshole!" Then I hung up, and added his number to my
speed dial, too.

       Now, when I had a problem, I had two assholes to call. Then I came
up with an idea. I
called Asshole #1. "Hello."

       "You're an asshole!" (But I didn't hang up.)

       "Are you still there?" he asked.

       "Yeah," I said.

       "Stop calling me," he screamed.

       "Make me," I said.

       "Who are you?" he asked.

       "My name is Don Hansen."

       "Yeah? Where do you live?"

       "Asshole, I live at 34 Mowbray Blvd, Vaucluse, a yellow house, with
my black Beamer
parked in front."

       He said, "I'm coming over right now, Don. And you had better start
saying your prayers."

       I said, "Yeah, like I'm really scared, asshole," and hung up.

       Then I called Asshole #2. "Hello?" he said.

       "Hello, asshole," I said.

       He yelled, "If I ever find out who you are..."

       "You'll what?" I said.

       "I'll kick your ass," he exclaimed.

       I answered, "Well, asshole, here's your chance. I'm coming over
right now."

       Then I hung up and immediately called the police, saying that I
lived at 34 Mowbray Blvd,
Vaucluse, and that I was on my way over there to kill my gay lover. Then I
called Channel 9
News about the gang war going down in Mowbray Blvd, Vaucluse.

       I quickly got into my car and headed over to Mowbray. I got there
just in time to watch two
assholes beating the crap out of each other in front of six cop cars, an
overhead police helicopter
and a news crew.

       NOW I feel much better.

       Anger management really works.

Now....what is needed is millardo's phone number.  Anyone know it?


I Guess Those Who Support a Woman's Right to Choose, Hate Justice Alito and the UCLA Will Jump to Defend This Guy

@ 09:51 PM (110 months, 11 days ago)

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - A New York state man was being held on the rare charge of abortion in the beating of his pregnant ex-girlfriend even though the baby survived, police said on Friday.

Tavious Hooks, 25, of Albany, was ordered held without bail on Thursday in the Albany County Jail in upstate New York.

Police say Hooks punched and kicked Lucianna Best, 23, inside his apartment on January 21, when Best was nine months pregnant.

The woman fled the apartment and went to a hospital after feeling abdominal pains. Doctors induced labor to prevent a miscarriage, and she gave birth.

Although the baby survived the attack, Hooks was still charged with abortion in addition to assault.

"This is so far the first incidence that I can remember that anyone has been charged with abortion," said James Miller, spokesman for the Albany Police Department.

"The law states that anyone committing an abortional act in which the intent is to cause a miscarriage, regardless if whether the person has a miscarriage or not, they can be charged with that felony," Miller said.

Crazy Pilot Fails in Attempt to Drop Left Wing Leaflets on President Bush's Crawford Texas Ranch

@ 09:29 PM (110 months, 11 days ago)

WACO, Texas — Two fighter jets forced a small plane to land after the pilot flew too close to President Bush's ranch in central Texas while he was spending the weekend there.

The Secret Service on Saturday confirmed that the pilot violated restricted air space over the ranch on Friday night, several hours after the president arrived, and was forced to land at nearby Waco Regional Airport.

The pilot was interviewed and sent on her way but not before kissing a Cindy Sheehan poster and declaring the Waco would henceforth be a "neocon free zone", said Tom Mazur, a spokesman for the Secret Service in Washington. The matter, which appeared to be an inadvertent violation, was referred to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The pilot mumbled some gibberish about looking HERE for her story.


Update on Foreign Policy

@ 02:26 AM (110 months, 12 days ago)
Almost from the beginning of recorded history, Jerusalem has been the hot spot for the intersecting competition among religions.  The years when the area has been free of armed conflict have been few and far between.  Make no mistake about it, what is presently going on is simply a continuation of the Crusades and earlier conflicts.  Things are rapidly approaching a boiling point.  Palestine and Iran have painted a bullseye on Israel.  What is going to happen next will be armed serious combat.  The United States will be drawn into a major war that will make Iraq look like a picnic.  The sensible approach would be for the United Nations (who is behind a lot of this mess anyway)  to pay the cost for all Israeli citizens and all New Orleans citizens to relocate to Manitoba after it is annexed by the United States.  The benefits include 1.  Save lives.  2.  Cost less than a huge Middle East War.  3.  Cost less than rebuilding New Orleans.  4.  Prevent the possible detonation of nuclear weapons.  5.  Put Mayor Nagin out of a job.  6.  Save lives of former New Orleans citizens.  7.  Diversify the cuisine available in Manitoba.  8.  Make the French think THEY made out in the Louisiana purchase.  8.  Allow United States to hire cheap labor to tap the Manitoba oil reserves.  9.  Form a new NHL franchise in Manitoba containing an unusual player mix that would make "Slap Shot"  look like Hockey Hall of Fame material.  10.  Not having to leave North America to get decent hummus.  11. Frustrate Iran and Hamas to the point where the bloodthirsty bastards would canablize each other.

Rumsfeld likens Venezuela’s Chavez to Hitler...Well, duh

@ 02:18 AM (110 months, 12 days ago)

It looks like Cindy Sheehan's pal in South America is causing more trouble.

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld likened Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Adolf Hitler, reflecting continuing tension in relations between the United States and the Latin American government.

Rumsfeld, asked during a National Press Club appearance Thursday about indications of a deteriorating general relationship between Washington and parts of Latin America, said he believes such a characterization “misses the mark.”

“We saw dictatorships there. And then we saw most of those countries, with the exception of Cuba, for the most part move towards democracies,” he said. “We also saw corruption in that part of the world. And corruption is something that is corrosive of democracy.”

The secretary acknowledged that “we’ve seen some populist leadership appealing to masses of people in those countries. And elections like Evo Morales in Bolivia take place that clearly are worrisome.”

“I mean, we’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld added. “He’s a person who was elected legally — just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally — and then consolidated power and now is, of course, working closely with Fidel Castro and Mr. Morales and others.”

Cyber Stalking Becoming Even More of a Problem

@ 02:07 AM (110 months, 12 days ago)
Ever wonder what millardo was up to when not publishing nonsense?  The truth is now revealed.  There was a time when predators had to stalk their victims.  Whether it was with a bag of candy to entice a young child, a request to help find a lost puppy, or the promise of a modeling job, the predator was required to step out into the community to identify his next potential victim.  But not anymore.  The Internet and the advent of diary-like blog sites, or “spaces,” make it easy for children and adults alike to post their electronic diaries.  Potentially 750 million readers could read these daily journal entries.  Federal authorities believe that at least 500,000 to 750,000 predators are “on-line” on a daily basis, constantly combing through these blog sites, crawling around in Internet chat rooms and on-line dating services, pretending to be someone and something they’re not.  Internet predators sometimes attempt to pass themselves off as a peer of a child they meet on the net.  Both adults and children may post deeply personal information on their blog or space site that was once reserved for the little personal diary with a lock and key, the one they hid under their mattress.  Now millions have a key to your diary, and you’ve given it to them.

The Bible, The Koran and Iraq

@ 01:58 AM (110 months, 12 days ago)

Read down to the very bottom highlighted

in green  you don't want to miss this!


1. The garden of Eden was in Iraq .

2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq
was the cradle of civilization!

Noah built the ark in Iraq .

4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq .

5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern
Iraq !

6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is
in Iraq !

7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq .

8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq .

9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten
tribes of Israel .

10. Amos cried out in Iraq !

11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem .

12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq !

13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the fiery furnace!)

14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq .

15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq .

16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq .

17. The wise men were from Iraq .

18. Peter preached in Iraq .

19. The "Empire of Man" described in Revelation
is called Babylon , which was a city in Iraq !

And you have probably seen this one. Israel is
the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But
do you know which nation is second? It is Iraq !
However, that is not the name that is used in the
 Bible. The names used in the Bible are Babylon ,
Land of Shinar , and Mesopotamia . The word
 Mesopotamia means between the two rivers,
more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates
Rivers . The name Iraq , means country with
deep roots.

Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and
is a very significant country in the Bible.

No other nation, except Israel , has more
history and prophecy associated it than Iraq .

And also... This is something to think about!
Since America is typically represented by an
eagle. Saddam should have read up on his
Muslim passages...

The following verse is from the Koran,
(the Islamic Bible)

Koran ( 9:11 ) - For it is written that a son of
 Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The
wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.

(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmmmm?! God Bless you all Amen !

Another REAL Iraq Story

@ 01:56 AM (110 months, 12 days ago)

Sniper shot that took out an insurgent killer from three quarters of a mile
Toby Harnden in Ramadi
(Filed: 01/01/2006)

Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.

His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window of a hospital in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow's commander aimed 12 feet high.

A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 metres, well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.

"I believe it is the longest confirmed kill in Iraq with a 7.62mm rifle," said Staff Sgt Gilliland, 28, who hunted squirrels in Double Springs, Alabama from the age of five before progressing to deer - and then people.

"He was visible only from the waist up. It was a one in a million shot. I could probably shoot a whole box of ammunition and never hit him again."

Later that day, Staff Sgt Gilliland found out that the dead soldier was Staff Sgt Jason Benford, 30, a good friend.

The insurgent was one of between 55 and 65 he estimates that he has shot dead in less than five months, putting him within striking distance of sniper legends such as Carlos Hathcock, who recorded 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam. One of his men, Specialist Aaron Arnold, 22, of Medway, Ohio, has chalked up a similar tally.

"It was elating, but only afterwards," said Staff Sgt Gilliland, recalling the September 27 shot. "At the time, there was no high-fiving. You've got troops under fire, taking casualties and you're not thinking about anything other than finding a target and putting it down. Every shot is for the betterment of our cause."

All told, the 10-strong Shadow sniper team, attached to Task Force 2/69, has killed just under 200 in the same period and emerged as the US Army's secret weapon in Ramadi against the threat of the hidden Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or roadside bomb - the insurgency's deadliest tactic.

Above the spot from which Staff Sgt Gilliland took his record shot, in a room at the top of a bombed-out observation post which is code-named Hotel and known jokingly to soldiers as the Ramadi Inn, are daubed "Kill Them All" and "Kill Like you Mean it".

On another wall are scrawled the words of Senator John McCain: "America is great not because of what she has done for herself but because of what she has done for others."

The juxtaposition of macho slogans and noble political rhetoric encapsulates the dirty, dangerous and often callous job the sniper has to carry out as an integral part of a campaign ultimately being waged to help the Iraqi people.

With masterful understatement, Lt Col Robert Roggeman, the Task Force 2/69 commander, conceded: "The romantic in me is disappointed with the reception we've received in Ramadi," a town of 400,000 on the banks of the Euphrates where graffiti boasts, with more than a degree of accuracy: "This is the graveyard of the Americans".

"We're the outsiders, the infidels," he said. "Every time somebody goes out that main gate he might not come back. It's still a running gun battle."

Highly effective though they are, he worries about the burden his snipers have to bear. "It's a very God-like role. They have the power of life and death that, if not held in check, can run out of control. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

"Every shot has to be measured against the Rules of Engagement [ROE], positive identification and proportionality."

Staff Sgt Gilliland explains that his Shadow team operates at the "borderlines" of the ROE, making snap judgements about whether a figure in the crosshairs is an insurgent or not.

"Hunters give their animals respect," he said, spitting out a mouthful of chewing tobacco. "If you have no respect for what you do you're not going to be very good or you're going to make a mistake. We try to give the benefit of the doubt.

"You've got to live with it. It's on your conscience. It's something you've got to carry away with you. And if you shoot somebody just walking down the street, then that's probably going to haunt you."

Although killing with a single shot carries an enormous cachet within the sniper world, their most successful engagements have involved the shooting a up to 10 members of a single IED team.

"The one-shot-one-kill thing is one of beauty but killing all the bad dudes is even more attractive," said Staff Sgt Gilliland, whose motto is "Move fast, shoot straight and leave the rest to the counsellors in 10 years" and signs off his e-mails with "silent souls make.308 holes".

Whether Shadow team's work will ultimately make a difference in Iraq is open to question. No matter how many insurgents they shoot, there seems no shortage of recruits to plant bombs.

Col John Gronski, the overall United States commander in Ramadi, said there could not be a military solution. "You could spend years putting snipers out and killing IED emplacers and at the political level it would make no difference."

As they prepare to leave Iraq, however, Staff Sgt Gilliland and his men hope that they have bought a little more time for the country's politicians to fix peace and stability in their sights.


The REAL John Bolton and the U. N. Story

@ 01:46 AM (110 months, 13 days ago)

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- John Bolton, Washington's U.N. ambassador, tried to open his first meeting as head of the Security Council at 10 a.m. sharp on Thursday -- and was irked by stragglers.

"I brought the gavel down at 10. I was the only one in the room," Bolton said. The United States has just assumed the rotating presidency of the 15-nation council for the month of February.

"I believe in discipline. I think daily briefings constitute a form of intellectual discipline. Starting on time is a form of discipline," Bolton told reporters. "I failed today."

"I took a list of when they (council members) came in," Bolton said. "The French ambassador was still inebriated from the night before and some stupid woman calling herself millardoretardo spreadeagled across the entrance way blocking traffic.  We started just before 10:15."

As part of a plan to modernize council operations, Bolton proposed that ambassadors gather daily at 10 a.m. for a briefing on the latest global political and peacekeeping developments.

Some ambassadors grumbled they already had too many commitments to attend daily sessions and others suggested perhaps two such briefings a week would suffice. Council members agreed to discuss the idea further on Friday.

Mother and Friends Bid a Fond Farewell

@ 01:41 AM (110 months, 13 days ago)

After an intervention, left wing blogger is run out of town.


After Latest Stunts, France Awards Kerry Medal of Honor

@ 01:24 AM (110 months, 13 days ago)


A dozen with white flag frosting

It's Not too Early for a Little Christmas Shopping

@ 01:10 AM (110 months, 13 days ago)


Size XL for me please.

President Bush Once Again Ahead of the Curve

@ 01:05 AM (110 months, 13 days ago)

When you consider that millardo must have been hatched from somewhere, this all makes sense.

Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy

January 25, 2005

Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal.

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.

And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing "spare parts," such as livers, to transplant into humans.

Watching how human cells mature and interact in a living creature may also lead to the discoveries of new medical treatments.

But creating human-animal chimeras—named after a monster in Greek mythology that had a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail—has raised troubling questions: What new subhuman combination should be produced and for what purpose? At what point would it be considered human? And what rights, if any, should it have?

There are currently no U.S. federal laws that address these issues.


Rumor Has it That ADRIANA LIMA is Manuevering to be the Next Mrs. Senator Kerry

@ 11:30 PM (110 months, 13 days ago)






Age: 24
Earnings: $4.5 million
$5.2 million Canadian
2.6 million pounds
$6 million Australian
198.8 million rupees
3.7 million euros

Hmmmm....think about it.....HAS MONEY....NOT Teresa Heinz Kerry......however the delightful Brazilian woman would need a lobotomy to even consider THAT.

A Moment of Seriousness Regarding Iran, Palestine and Israel

@ 11:20 PM (110 months, 13 days ago)
Almost from the beginning of recorded history, Jerusalem has been the hot spot for the intersecting competition among religions.  The years when the area has been free of armed conflict have been few and far between.  Make no mistake about it, what is presently going on is simply a continuation of the Crusades and earlier conflicts.  Things are rapidly approaching a boiling point.  Palestine and Iran have painted a bullseye on Israel.  What is going to happen next will be armed serious combat.  The United States will be drawn into a major war that will make Iraq look like a picnic.  Being a cynic, it seems to me that paying the cost for all Israeli citizens and all New Orleans citizens to relocate to Manitoba after it is annexed/purchased by the United States would 1.  Save lives.  2.  Cost less than a huge Middle East War.  3.  Cost less than rebuilding New Orleans.  4.  Prevent the possible detonation of nuclear weapons.  5.  Put Mayor Nagin out of a job.

Babies Resort to Self Defense

@ 01:13 AM (110 months, 14 days ago)


While the maternity ward nurses were on break, millard snuck in and began reading snippets from her blog in a weak attempt to bend the poor babies minds with infantile indoctrination.  The babies were too smart for her.


INS Employee Caught Destroying Tons of Documents

@ 01:05 AM (110 months, 14 days ago)

A Washington DC INS employee who is under investigation for more nonworking hours than working hours at work has begun the process of eliminating some of the evidence.


Ann Coulter Wonders Where Left Wingers Will Perch Next

@ 12:18 AM (110 months, 14 days ago)

democrats are beginning to see that to succeed, they must throw the flotsam and jetsom oveboard.  Ann Coulter makes a cogent argument.

The Democrats are trying to "reframe" their message to make people think they believe abortion is wrong. I think this is going to be a hard sell if they plan to continue ferociously defending abortion-on-demand right up until the moment the baby's head is through the birth canal.

But both The New York Times and The Washington Post have recently run op-eds by liberals calling for Democrats to abandon their single-minded devotion to Roe v. Wade.

In the Post, Richard Cohen said it was time for liberals to "untether abortion rights from Roe." Cohen admitted that conservatives (and "some liberals," he claimed implausibly) have a point when they say abortion ought to be decided by the states. This is another way of saying abortion is not a constitutional right. Kate Michelman: Call your abortion mill!

In The New York Times, William Saletan gently counseled feminists that it was time to admit: "It's bad to kill a fetus." And they say liberals have no values!

Even Jimmy Carter, the Democrats' idea of an Evangelical Christian, has allowed that "I don't believe that Christ would approve of abortions." (Though Carter added that Christ would approve of abortion if "the mother's life or health was seriously endangered or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest" — or if Jesus really, really needed the feminists to vote for him.)

It's been a long time coming, but the Democrats are finally throwing the NARAL ladies off the boat.

One by one, the Democratic Party keeps having to abandon all the insane positions that have made it the funny, silly party we've come to know and love.

The gun control fanatics were thrown overboard after President Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress passed the 1994 crime bill that banned so-called "assault weapons" — i.e., otherwise completely legal semiautomatic weapons that looked scary to Dianne Feinstein.

As a result, the Democrats lost Congress for the first time in 40 years and lost the South forever. When is the last time you heard a Democrat use the words "gun control"?

In 1995, the new Republican Congress sent a welfare reform bill to Clinton, a man who had campaigned on "mend it, don't end it" and then refused to do anything about it.

Not one Democrat resigned from the Clinton administration when Clinton turned out to be molesting the help and committing lots of felonies. But a whole slew of them resigned to protest Clinton's signing the Republicans' welfare reform bill.

You never hear a peep out of Democrats anymore about restoring government welfare programs to their former glory.

Now it's the abortion ladies' turn.

As Saletan informed feminists in his Times column:

"You can tell yourself that the pro-choice majority stayed home in the last election, or that they voted on other issues, or that Democrats botched the debate. But those excuses are getting tired. Sixteen years ago, as the behavior of voters and politicians showed, abortion was clearly a winning issue for you. Now it isn't. You have a problem."

It's finally happened: Abortion stopped a bleeding heart.

I guess Sandra Day O'Connor's demand that "the contending sides" on abortion "end their national division" and accept the court's diktat in Roe didn't work out for her.

As Abraham Lincoln said of another moral blight on the nation supported by Democrats: You can "repeal the Declaration of Independence — repeal all past history — you still cannot repeal human nature. It will still be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak."

Or, as Justice Antonin Scalia said, the court's refusal to overrule the lawless Roe decision would not stand because of "the twin facts that the American people love democracy and the American people are not fools."

With even liberals backing away from Roe, apparently the last group of people on Earth to realize the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence is a catastrophe is going to be the Supreme Court.



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Hillary, "They're mine." Feinstein, "They're Mine." Sheehan, "They're mine." millard, "They are too small to be mine."

@ 12:08 AM (110 months, 14 days ago)

Left wingers panty raid



In Case Any of You Left Wingers Bush Won the Alito Fight Hands Down

@ 11:44 PM (110 months, 14 days ago)

President Bush Has Breakfast With Samuel Alito

"Those lefties went down without a whimper, Sam."

Was the democratic Response to the President's State of the Union Lame or What?

@ 11:33 PM (110 months, 14 days ago)

Personally I would not buy a $100 used car from that pimply faced weak governor.  As the risk of giving her even faint praise, Hillary Clinton is probably more of a man than that dude.  If that is the best the lefties can do...2006 ought to be a pretty good year.

                                                        Tim Kaine

                                              Limp wristed Governor Kaine says nothing new

According to ABC News:  "To his detractors, Kaine's selection represents incoherence on hot-button issues such as abortion and the death penalty, a dodge on the Iraq war, and equivocation on taxes.

One senior Democratic Party strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity told ABC News that Kaine and the party would come to regret their choice. "It takes a guy who has only been governor for a few days and identifies him as a big blue D," the strategist said of the decision to tap Kaine to deliver the party's response."


Oprah Book Club Discusses "Titanic" and "My Life" by Bill Clinton

@ 01:12 AM (110 months, 15 days ago)

 Oprahphiles wee assigned to read 2 books, "Titanic" & "My Life" by Bill
 Clinton. The smartest Oprahphile wrote the following:

 Titanic: $29.99
 Clinton: $29.9

 Titanic: Over 3 hours to read
 Clinton: Over 3 hours to read

 Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and
subsequent catastrophe.
Clinton: The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and
 subsequent catastrophe.

 Titanic: Jack is a starving artist.
 Clinton: Bill is a bs artist.

 Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar.
 Clinton: Ditto for Bill.

 Titanic: During ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined.
 Clinton: Ditto for Monica.

 Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit.
 Clinton: Let's not go there.

 Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry.
 Clinton: Monica's forced to return her gifts.

 Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life.
 Clinton: Clinton doesn't remember Jack.

 Titanic: Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen.
 Clinton: Monica...ooh, let's not go there, either.

Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death.
 Clinton: Bill goes home to Hilary...basically the same thing.