Friday, September 16, 2005
she couldn't stand not being the center of media attention, so cindy just had to visit the hurricane ravaged gulf coast.. she brought her considerable power to bear on the situation.. i'm not sure if she had the time or thought to channel her son's spirit again to get his take on the situation, but she sure was able to come up with some more absurd nonsense.. get this.. she's now calling new orleans an 'occupied' city.. her quote:
"George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power."
"I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests."
if she's not a disgrace to her son and his service to this country, i don't know who is.. she has lost all of her perspective in life and is literally lost.. she's now relegated to posting on michael moore's website.. all the cameras are off of her.. so she feels the need to interject herself where she does not belong.. i have a feeling her 15 minutes is very close to being up
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
this picture is about to erupt on the world scene - apparently it's a picture of george bush writing a note to condi rice at the un meeting today.. i personally am thinking he's making a personal commentary of all the nonsense that comes out of that worthless, corrupt world body.. having to sit through that would certainly, at the minimum, give me a major case of gas.. it may have moved him in a different way..
it's somewhat sickening that we have to host this group of crooks and terrorists on our soil and listen to them denigrate the united states.. the fact this iranian clown can come over here, run off at the mouth about unilateralism and so on.. it's just sickening.. as if he has some position of moral authority to say a single thing to anyone about anything. he's gonna turn out to be a mess for us and that region.. mark my words.
anyway, you saw it here first.. the un makes g-dub sick to his stomach.. and me too.
i have some important news for my friends up in the pacific northwest.. the next 2 weeks, you're on an 'earthquake watch'
live science is reporting that the chance of a major earthquake is 30 times more likely for the next two or so weeks..
from live science:
The slip began Sept. 3 on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State and has migrated north to the Vancouver Island area, Cassidy wrote. Victoria moved 0.12 inches (3 millimeters) to the West over the course of two days. The events are thought to last six to 15 days.
Cassidy's colleague, Stephane Mazzotti, has done some calculations on the odds of a large temblor.
"The probability of occurrence of a megathrust earthquake is about 30 times higher during this approximately two-week window, than during the rest of the 14.5 month cycle," Cassidy told LiveScience. "Having said that, 30 times a small number is still a small number."
Geologists simply don't know when one of these events will trigger a major quake, Cassidy said.
The immediate importance of the event is that it occurred as predicted and can now be used to improve understanding of the region's seismology.
"By better understanding these events, we will be able to better predict the effects (and perhaps timing) of future magnitude 9 earthquakes along the West Coast," Cassidy and his colleague write.
A separate study recently concluded that a major earthquake along the fault could be overdue, given clusters of the events seen in the geologic record. Because the fault is offshore, scientists say its rupture could create a devastating tsunami.
a great piece that is worth re-reading..
"There are no Palestinians"
By Larry Miller
The Weekly Standard April 21, 2003
A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don't get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need.
Don't thank me. I'm a giver. Here we go:
The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about that: There are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like "Wiccan," "Palestinian" sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. Before the Israelis won the land in war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, and there were no "Palestinians" then, and the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no "Palestinians" then. As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the "Palestinians," weeping for their deep bond with their lost "land" and "nation."
So for the sake of honesty, let's not use the word "Palestinian" any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone points out they're being taped. Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs Who Can't Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death."
I know that's a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN. How about this,then: "Adjacent Jew-Haters." Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don't. They could've had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two years ago at Camp David. But if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living. That's no fun. No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel.
They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course -- that's where the real fun is -- but mostly they want Israel. Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel - or "The Zionist Entity" as their textbooks call it -- for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they're the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God's Earth, and if you've ever been around God's Earth, you know that's really saying something.
It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mideast. Unless I'm missing something, the Arabs haven't given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.
Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five million Jews.
Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it. And now these same folks swear that if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals.
Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding.
My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not. Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab State into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children? Disgusting. No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.
Mr. Bush, God bless him, is walking a tightrope. I understand that with vital operations coming up against Iraq and others, it's in our interest, as Americans, to try to stabilize our Arab allies as muchas possible, and, after all, that can't be much harder than stabilizing a roomful of supermodels who've just had their drugs taken away.
However, in any big-picture strategy, there's always a danger of losing moral weight.
We've already lost some. After September 11 our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the countries that supported them. Beautiful. Then the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City every week (and then every day) start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint.
If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan. (Hey, wait a minute, that's actually not such a bad idea. . . .ooh, that is, what a horrible thought, yeah, horrible. . . .)
By DAVID KRAVETS
Associated Press Writer
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."
Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools.
as if the 9th circus ever knows what they're talking about in the first place..
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
is it me, or can you identify a sex offender from a mile away.. they all seem to have something just a little bit off when you look at them.. but just to make sure, we register them, we have on-line databases which tell you where they live and we have all kinds of laws on the books to send these guys away for a long time in various states..
well, in my spare time in front of my computer, spent burning my retinas out, i came across a database of sex offenders... so, on a whim, i put in my zip code and what do you know.. i've got a guy who likes little boys right around the corner.. when i say little, i mean little... convicted for molesting a 6 year old..
now, being a single guy, with no kids and somewhat carefree on that front, this kinda crud still pisses me off.. my neighborhood is full of little kids playing hide and seek, chasing dogs, riding bikes.. and to think we've got some weirdo pervert right around the corner is downright sickening. this guy isn't very old either.. born in 1984, i believe.. so he's a 21 year old going after 6 year olds.. i don't know about you, but when you have 21 year olds preying on 6 year olds, we prolly need to lock them up for the next forever..
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A northern Syrian city has been deemed the launching pad for foreign fighters recruited for the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.
The Syrian city of Aleppo has become the the key departure point for Al Qaida-aligned fighters destined for Iraq. Islamic sources and U.S. officials said foreign fighters have been advised to arrive in Aleppo to ensure their entry into Iraq.
The Syrian Al Qaida-aligned website Minbar Suria al-Islami [www.nnuu.org] has called for experienced fighters to join the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. The website urged the fighters to maintain a low profile in Syria and arrive in Aleppo.
In a posting entitled "Advice to Brothers Seeking Jihad in Iraq," the website discouraged inexperienced youngsters from seeking to join the insurgency in Iraq. The posting said the Al Qaida-aligned insurgency does not have a shortage of fighters, rather requires specialists.
slowly but surely there is a case being made for action against syria. the united states will base the action on syria's inability and unwillingness to stop funding and facilitating the insurgency in iraq.. an interesting sidebar to this will be syria's response to US action against them. i think the assad government will take a similar approach to saddam in gulf war I. i think if the US attacks syria, you will see swift retaliation for that against israel. and that retaliation could possibly be chemical/biological in nature. there is still a significiant part of the intelligence community that feels iraqi wmd's made the trip to syria prior to the invasion..
regardless, if the flow of insurgents from syria does not slow, the war on terror could be headed west again.. from afghanistan to iraq to syria..
The military bureau of Jaish al-Taefa al-Mansura (Army of the Victorious Community) has decided to strike strategic and sensitive targets belonging to the (US) forces of occupation and apostates (Iraqi government forces) in Baghdad, with non-conventional and chemical weapons" unless the Tal Afar operation is called off.
obviously, chemical weapons would up the ante in this insurgency. it's interesting to also note the seriousness of the verbiage from the united states toward syria and their involvement in the insurgency..
“Our patience is running out,” he said at news conference over help Damascus is giving radical groups in Iraq.
Asked how Washington would respond, the ambassador said “all options are on the table,” including military.
The United States believes Iraqi Sunnis are holding back on the new Iraqi constitution because of threats from Sunni extremists who have infiltrated from Syria, where they have training camps, said Khalilzad.
upon the withdrawl from gaza, the palestinian folks there just couldn't wait to get out their lighters and start burning the synagogues.. they get the land they wanted, they get the autonomy they've been asking for and the very first thing they can think to do is start burning things down..
Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie urged Palestinians to stop looting and start rebuilding in abandoned Jewish settlements on Tuesday following Israel's military withdrawal from Gaza. A day after the pullout..
well, i guess the best thing anyone could think to do when they get the land they've always wanted is burn it up.. genius. the fact the world community still panders to this group of 'false' refugees is sickening.. further evidence of the bias against israel.. lets reward the suicide bombers with land.. then lets all sit back and watch these folks burn up their new land. they most recently have decided to tear down and loot prized greenhouses which would/could feed the folks of that region..
i feel comfortable in saying that we will see gaza fall in to chaos.. the pa will have no control of that area - egypt will have to get involved due to blowback over THEIR border.. and the number of attacks on israel will increase. this will set the stage for the overall failure of a palestinian state.. yet more and more pressure will mount on israel to surrender the west bank.. and they will cave in, esp if that pressure comes from the united states..
By Jon Donley
There is intense irony in the Superdome becoming the symbol of the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. In New Orleans lore, it's a haunted building - a cursed structure in this city that lives shoulder to shoulder with its Cities of the Dead.
Visitors are familiar with our huge expanses of above-ground tombs in dozens of cemeteries across the city. Coming in from the airport on Interstate 10, the "gateway" to downtown is flanked by sprawling Greenwood Cemetery on the left, and the elite Metairie Cemetery on the right. Downtown, the old St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery is a prime tourist spot, and has appeared in many movies. In the Garden District, diners at Commanders Palace's second floor can look out over Lafayette No. 1, filled with victims of Yellow Fever plagues.
But you can't visit the old Girod Cemetery. Abandoned for years, its iron caskets and bones were tossed up by excavation gear in the early 1970s as the crews moved in to build . . . the Superdome. Beneath the now-shredded roof and the fetid stinking mess of excrement and blood where tens of thousands huddled in storm and flood . .. and some died . . . likely lie even more unexcavated bones.
And local lore is that the Superdome was cursed . . . a punishment for desecrating this City of the Dead. Exorcists and voodoo priestesses have been here to dispel the curse. That lore will no doubt expand into an even more gruesome story for buggy drivers in the Quarter to enchant their passengers.
Monday, September 12, 2005
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