Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sure, You Bet!

The Iran solution(short term)... according to our friends and buddies over in that rock-strewn sandpile known as Israel:
"Iran's nuclear program can be thrown back by years in a ten day attack using thousands of Tomahawk cruise missiles," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quoted as saying in an interview published online by the German magazine Focus on Saturday.
And just who's million-dollar Tomahawk missiles would they be using?

Yes Virginia, we can rain down thousands of Tomahawk missiles on Iran with the only result being to set back Iran's nuclear program a few years. No massive destruction and death, no retaliation, no increased terror attacks.... only a nuclear-free Iran for a few more years.

Yes, yes, yes! We can use thousands of tomahawks to destroy their power plants, their bridges, their command centers, their radio and TV stations, their airports , their research centers, maybe even accidently hit a few hospitals and schools!

Just think of all the new life-long friends we'll make!

All that in only ten days!

And--of course--the Iranians will just sit there for those ten days, watching as their infrastructure is destroyed, their citizens killed, their ecomony wrecked, quietly take the beating... and do nothing.

Gee, sure sounds reasonable, doesn't it? After all, look how well in worked in Iraq!
Only a few hours after the publication of the Focus article in Israeli media outlets, the Prime Minister's Office issued a statement denying the report.
Well, of course.... those plans are supposed to be all secret! You know, like all that big-time important government stuff.

The other big secret at the Prime ministers' Office? Ehud Olmert is insane.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Another Bush Criminal Self-Exposes

Yes, yet another criminal in the Bush Gang of outlaws self-exposes:
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she has already answered the questions she has been subpoenaed to answer before a congressional committee and suggested she is not inclined to comply with the order.
Translation: "Go to hell Congress, I got dat dere presidental immunity stuff".

More proof that our government in Washingtion--particularily the White House--has been highjacked by lawless cretins.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Rove Vs. Crow

Big hoopla about Sheryl Crow finding Carl Rove's table at the big media/White House love-in.

Miss "global warming" wanted to talk to Rove about global warming, and Rove went orbital, or so they say.

This from The Smoking gun:
When it comes to Sheryl Crow's touring requirements, if it's Tuesday, this must be Bombay. Gin that is. The rock star's performance contract includes specific day-to-day instructions on what kind of booze Sheryl needs in her dressing room (TSG has never seen such attention to detail in any other concert rider we've posted). For each show, Crow requires 12 bottles of Grolsch beer, 6 bottles of "local" beer, and a bottle each of "good Australian Cabernet" and "good Merlot." As for the harder stuff, promoters are directed to purchase specific booze depending on what day of the week the concert falls, as the below rider excerpt reveals. Additionally, when the global warming warrior hits the road, her touring entourage (and equipment) travels in three tractor trailers, four buses, and six cars. Now that's a carbon footprint!
Maybe she buys carbon credits from Al Gore.

Now this twit Sheryl had gone on record recommending only one square of toilet paper per bathroom visit be used as the way to save the world. Maybe she wears those astronaut diapers to handle the inevitable residue.

And there's just not much to compliment Rove on either... A scheming and devious law-breaking insider that will no doubt be outed sooner of later for much wrong-doing.

The whole thing is sort of like when two rival gangs start battling:

Who do you cheer for?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Feed It To The Hogs

Can you believe this?
By Diedtra Henderson, Globe Staff | April 20, 2007

WASHINGTON — Hogs fed pet food rejected as unsuitable for sale ended up eating a product laced with an industrial chemical, federal authorities said yesterday, expanding a food safety investigation that had been primarily focused on cats and dogs.
The food that was killing cats and dogs was pulled from the shelves in stores everywhere. We all know that. What we haven't been told is that this stuff has been sent to hog farms to feed hogs, farms that no doubt provide the ham and bacon on our tables across the country.

I'll bet you thought they were going to properly dispose of all that poisoned pet food in some safe and acceptable manner. Silly you.

Somebody needs to check if any of this poison laced pet food is ending up at cattle feed lots and the poultry farms. I would not be surprised if it was.
Stephen F. Sundlof, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said the FDA will work with the United States Department of Agriculture ‘‘to determine whether or not those animals can go into the food supply.
Would that be the same people that allowed the pet food to be fed to the hogs in the first place?

Everybody who thinks we should trust their decision raise your hands now.

No Way Jose

So who's surprised?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales confronted a fresh Republican call for his resignation Thursday as he struggled to survive a withering, bipartisan Senate attack on his credibility in the case of eight fired prosecutors.

"The best way to put this behind us is your resignation," Sen. Tom Coburn bluntly told Gonzales - one GOP conservative to another - at a daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Gonzales disagreed and told the Oklahoma senator he didn't know that his departure would put the controversy to rest. "I am committed to working with you in trying to restore the faith and confidence you need to work with me," he said.
None of these lying, sleazy cretins are going to resign. Like Bush, they stick their jaw out and dare you to hit it. OK, let's start hitting, because all the men like Powell have already gone. What is left to prop up this puffed-up little Texas would be demi-god is a gaggle of second-string yes-men who would sell their wives and daughters to a Siagon whorehouse to stay in power.

Gonzales says he is committed to working with the Senators. Ha. He's committed to saving his poorly-done but well-paid job, no matter the consequences.

The man has no honor, that's obvious. But you need to read Fred's* latest on the subject of honor. It explains a lot.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How much?

Some do-gooder organization is about to dump twenty one million dollars into a homeless shelter here in the Dallas area.

Twenty one million dollars? For a shelter? What are they going to build it out of? Sheet gold?

I can buy a 50 x 100 steel building(5,000 sq. ft.), with insulated roof and walls here for $33,334.18. Thats an actual quote.

Spend another $200,000 for tiled floor, foundation, small parking lot(the homeless seldom have automobiles) and a sufficent heating/cooling system. Another $50,000 for plumbing and electricity, even cable and a satellite dish. Some thousands more for a decent kitchen and dining area, some divider walls to create a dorm, dining area/w kitchen, toilets and showers, office space and storage, even a TV lounge.

Then go out and buy fifty or a hundred cots and blankets. Cots? Well... These are the the homeless we're talking about, people who just want a place to flop when it gets too cold outside, along with a free meal or two... Hot if possible.

Under a half million. Leaves twenty and a half million profit.

Whatever they are going to build will most assuredly appraise at far less than the money authorized could have built.

Count on it.

What A Shame

Our laws, not his...
The SUV carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling about 91 mph moments before it crashed, Superintendent of State Police Col. Rick Fuentes said Tuesday.
The governor was critically injured when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City last week. He apparently was not wearing his seat belt as he rode in the front passenger's seat.

The speed limit along that stretch of the parkway is 65 mph.
Nowadays--I'm sad to say--I feel not at all sad and even a bit empowered when some high-and-mighty above-the-law elite like Corzine gets caught breaking the laws he expects us to obey without question... and gets hammered.

Serves 'em right.

Brussels, The Seat Of Stolen Power

Good grief:
Laws that make denying or trivialising the Holocaust a criminal offence punishable by jail sentences will be introduced across the European Union, according to a proposal expecting to win backing from ministers Thursday.

Offenders will face up to three years in jail under the proposed legislation, which will also apply to inciting violence against ethnic, religious or national groups.
This from those unidentified and unnamed, totally unaccountable "diplomats" in Brussels.

What diplomats? Where did they come from? Who authorized them? Just who are these people, and how did they manage to get themselves elevated into the lofty position as Lords of the world?

How did Brussels, a two-bit backwater in Belgium, stuffed in between Germany, France--and Holland, for cripes sake--get such power? How big is the army they will need to enforce their dictates to the nations of the world??

It's time those arrogant one worlder putzes get put back down to the level they belong, and back to the jobs they once had, pumping water out of Holland.

If any place on earth needs to be nuked, it's there. It's a black widow's nest of evil.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Too Little, Too Late, And The Law

We all know of the shootings. We now know who and why. A senseless slaughter of people that had no apparent connection with the original problem, one triggered by a girl changing boyfriends.

Not to blame the girl... things like that happen endlessly. The part we need to investigate is why this guy flipped totally over such a trivial event.

This guy most likely killed the girl--one of the first two murdered--in a fit of jealousy and rage, then--when a bit of sanity returned--he probably figured he was done for anyway... might as well take a few more with him. Going all the way across campus to a specific building could mean he had a few students in particular singled out that had perhaps bullied, or embarrassed, or shamed him at one time or another. There is that nagging possibility that some of the later victims were freinds or buddies of his ex-girlfriend's new sweetheart and had a hand in the breakup.

Two other things come to mind while watching the headlines:

-1) People are screaming that the police were too little and too late.

-2) More gun laws are being called for.

As far as the police being too late, we have got to understand that--under normal circumstances--there is no such thing as police protection, except in very specific cases, such as a witness in a trial or a politican under threat.

Police are not designed or trained to prevent anything. They are not designed to protect or prevent. They are there to respond to a reported crime, one in progress, or one already done. The cute, catchy phrase "To Protect And Serve" is the invention of an advertizing agency. Cops do neither on a normal basis. Cops are not soldiers, trained to charge the enemy, face a hail of gunfire to secure an objective which may get themselves killed in the process. Perhaps in earlier days, when foot patrolmen walked a beat in your neighborhood, they could claim to be an aid in preventing crime with their presence, but not so today. Today they have isolated and remoted themselves in patrol cars, rendering their "preventive" effectiveness to almost zero, except--of course--on our highways, where they can be found in vast numbers, willing and ready to ticket those dangerous and criminal speeders.

True, their presence can prevent a crime in some instances, but even so, consider how ineffective they are in things like riot prevention.

Every citizen has always had the responsibility to protect themselves. When they forget that, they can easily become victims. Then the police step in, do the job they are paid to do, which is to try to catch the criminal. But they will not be there to stop a crime against you before it occurs. That's the way it is.

This lunatic had already killed 32 innocent people--and himself--before the police had a chance to fire a single shot at him, in what would have been a futile attempt to prevent anything.

The more gun laws bit. No one is mentioning that the university was already a "gun free" zone by law. Any type of firearm was prohibited on campus - already against the law. Noboby is mentioning that the Virginina legislature had just this spring passed a law prohibiting guns on that campus, that they had proclaimed the campus would be safer if no one was allowed to conceal and carry, or posess. Nobody is mentioning that even gun ownership in virginia is a very dicey thing, what with permits, registration, signing for ammunition purchases, the whole banana.

None of it stopped this South Korean resident alien from using two handguns to kill.

All those laws, the forms, the registrations, the licenses, the politicans... none of it prevented this crime. This crime was triggered--not by gun ownership or possession--but by a girl who decided to dump this guy.

Maybe we should generate a few hundred laws designed to prevent couples from breakng up, particularily while in college.

That ought to work, don't you think?


They're changing the story about the GF... now they're saying he had an imaginary one.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mexican Trucks And Truckers

The Bush administration plans to begin within weeks a pilot test that will allow Mexican trucks to operate freely across the U.S.

This--of course--means that American truckers are close to losing their jobs to Mexican truckers, most of who won't understand english, won't understand our road signs and will be driving trucks that--at best--are rolling death traps.

So yet another group of Americans are about to get the shaft from George W. Bush.

Don't be fooled... the first batch of these truck driving Mexican Nationals will be model citizens(of Mexico), good drivers with safe and shiny trucks, driving only to a few designated terminals. It's all part of the PR soft-sell intended to bedazzle the morons on TV news so they will report to us how safe these truckers turned out to be. Bush will get on national TV and stumble his way through a prepared speech identifying them as exemplary examples of herioc "knights of the highway", and how all our worries were pointless and foolish, and--of course--tell us how they are increasing the security for "Merika" and all "Merikans", or something similar to that.

Then... In less time than it takes to tell... The nightmare wave of low-paid and poorly trained Flavios and their eighteen-wheeled disasters will be let loose on our highways and on us. Stand by for a jump in the highway carnage.

You need to understand that Mexican trucks are not inspected and maintained at any level we would consider as satisfactory here in the United States. Those boys just buy them--mostly already used up and worn out--and then drive them until they fall apart.

How much more do we need to realize that this traitor the White House is selling us all down the river?

How many more Mexicans need to pour across our borders before we wake up?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Nappy Headed Hos

Before we all fly completely off the handle--as many already have--about the comment Imus made about a black girls basketball team, a bit of research into what the actual phrase "nappy headed hos" may really mean.


nappy \'nap-e\n [obs. nappy adj. (foaming) chiefly scot : LIQUOR; specif: ALE

ho \'ho\ interj -- used esp. to attract attention to something specified.

A literal translation would then be something like: "A foamy head! Look!"

Yeah, you bet. However...

"Nappy headed" nowadays is a kind of PC phrase used to describe how an "afro" hairdo sort of froths over the head, sort of like the head on a really foamy beer.

"Hos" nowadays is a slang for whores, a term employed endlessly by rap and hip-hop "artists", and is a term created and used primarily in the black community.

So, if the offending element in the "nappy headed hos" comment isn't "nappy headed", it must be "hos".

Says Pat Buchanan:
If the word "hos" is a filthy insult to decent black women, and it is, why are hip-hop artists and rap singers who use it incessantly not pariahs in the black community? Why would black politicians hobnob with them? Why are there no boycotts of the advertisers of the radio stations that play their degrading music?

Answer: The issue here is not the word Imus used. The issue is who Imus is – a white man, who used a term about black women only black folks are permitted to use with impunity and immunity.

Whatever Imus' sins, no one deserves to have Al Sharpton – hero of the Tawana Brawley hoax, resolute defender of the fake rape charge against half a dozen innocent guys, which ruined lives – sit in moral judgment upon them.
I listen to the idiot twits on CNNCBSNBC talk of the "Crime" Imus committed. Just what crime would that be? Imus did not break any laws or commit any crime. He just mouthed off at the wrong time and the wrong place.

The real issue here is that Imus used a term in common usage by blacks, and being white, committed some sort of racial sin, crossed a white/black line no white man is allowed to step over, and has given race-baiting blacks like Sharpton a brand new soap box to climb up on a babble away.

Blacks have taken the apparent high ground on this issue, thanks to Imus. But they don't belong there. Until blacks decide to police their own people over using disparaging and insulting references about their women, they need to shut the hell up about anybody else.

Like Buchanan says:
"The hypocrisy here was too thick to cut with a chainsaw."
No kidding. The man apologized. that should have been the end of it.

Friday, April 13, 2007

How Nice

We have just been informed that the United States economy is expected to grow at a dismal 2.2 percent rate next year, while the rest of the world's economy will grow at 5 percent, more than double.

Isn't that nice?

We Americans--by giving away trillions and trillions of dollars of our own tax dollars over the decades, shipping our factories and manufacturing plants overseas, eliminating millions and millions of our middle-class jobs, and allowing millions more of the ignorant, uneducated disease-laden losers to sneak across our borders and take all the low-paying jobs that are left--have finally succeeded in helping the rest of the world to prosper.

We need to thank all of our recent presidents, our congress and our courts for this world-enriching feat, those elected officials who have given away our rights and our sovereignty to the Hague in Brussels and our once mighty manfacturing enterprises to everybody else. And--of course--anybody else that may wish to take credit for helping to sell out America.

What a great people we were.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Iran In The Crosshairs

Here's a very unsettling news post:
A leading Russian analyst close to the government of President Vladimir Putin said the Bush administration has been preparing a major air strike against Iran... Preparations to strike Iran's strategic facilities continue," Col. Gen. Leonid Ivashov, president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems, said.
According to the general, "Three major groups of U.S. forces are still in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Altogether, they have up to 450 cruise missiles on alert."

Ivashov said the U.S. campaign would target command centers, air defense batteries, naval vessels and air bases, the identical strategy used on Iraq. In the second stage, the general said, the U.S. military would target Iran's nuclear facilities.

"Nuclear facilities may be secondary targets," Ivashov said.

Well duh... the whole thing is a plot to prevent Iran's development of nukes that would supposedly be used on Israel.

Then he slides into the usual end-of-the-world scenario we Americans are so used to hearing:
Ivashov said Iran could respond by firing the Shihab-3E intermediate-range missile toward Israel. He said this could result in Israeli nuclear retaliation.
Which--of course--will trigger WW3.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Frangible Bullet

When gun designers in the 1800's started machining grooves into gun barrels, they believed it would reduce the residue buildup of lead and gunpowder byproducts that clogged up a rifle and made it useless until cleaned. This residue usually fouled a rifle after ten or so rounds, making the gun--and the soldier using it--useless, right in the heat of battle.

Turns out it didn't, it took jacketed bullets and improved gunpowder to eliminate the clogging problem. But they did discover that "rifling" the barrel greatly improved accuracy. Rifles with rifling put into the hands of infantrymen increased their accuracy and effectiveness out to as much as 1500 yards, eventually eliminating the old tactic of lining up, marching forward, firing once, and then attacking with fixed bayonets. The Generals in our Civil War and even WW1 never understood the vast battlefield changes ushered in by rifling and increased accuracy... Which led to the huge number of dead and wounded in those conflicts.

Law enforcement then discovered that this rifling created markings on the bullet as unique as fingerprints, allowing the gun that fired a bullet to be positively identified by this marking.

Advance to now... where law enforcement has a major problem of shooting themselves way too often because of richocets and thin walls. Bullets fired by the police will sometimes hit a target and then continue on until hitting another target, often another police officer.

So now they have created a bullet that turns into powder after entering flesh or hitting a solid surface. It's called a "frangible" bullet. The root of that term is "frangere", old latin meaning "to break up". It can stop or kill a target just like old fashioned bullets, but they do not ricochet or pass through a body and continue on.

Law enforement loves this... No more killing off each other(or at least less of it) than in the good old days.

Guess who else is going to love this bullet? Criminals of all stripes. Now you will be able to kill somebody and keep your favorite gun, totally confident that the bullet did it's job and then turned to dust. The CSI type dudes won't even know what the caliber was, until manufacturers start putting chemical markers into the bullets providing a different marker for each caliber. But then all you'll have is chemically marked 45 caliber( or whatever) dust.

Chemical markers will no doubt eventually identify the caliber, the manufacturer and the date of manufacture, maybe even where the ammo was sold, stuff all easily bypassed by a potential killer who will buy in an area remote to the murder and then toss any extra rounds from the same purchase, and--of course--give the gun a good cleaning so none of those chemical markers are found on or in it.

No doubt these bullets will be illegal in the hands of anybody except law enforcement, but so what? When did being illegal ever stop a criminal? And there are people who will sell anything to anybody so long as a profit is involved.

Start looking for murders where these frangible bullets left nothing behind but a corpse and a bit of dust.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Like Rats In A Trap

For those of you who are not up to speed on the Persian Gulf situation...

Bush has ordered two carrier battle groups into the Persian Gulf in a muscle-flexing exercise designed to frighten Iran.

Take a look at a world map and see how small and narrow this place is. A carrier battle group has effectively no room to manuever. On the open ocean, a carrier battle group can be 700-800 miles distant in one day in any direction. Not so in the Persian Gulf. There is no place our ships can go to be beyond Iranian radar, or the Iranian airforce, or the Iranian navy, or the Iranian missile forces.

Something you may not yet realize... Iran has surface to ship missiles, air to sea missiles and ship to ship missiles, most of which cannot be destroyed or intercepted. Iran also has a fleet of high speed torpedo boats, sea mines and a few conventional submarines.Worst news of all for the US is that the Iranians have a suicidal Jihadist, or in navy speak, a Kamikaze heart, and the suicide bomber approach would be what to expect.

If Bush--in his simpleminded foolishness--attacks Iran, we may lose two of our largest and finest aircraft carriers, manned by almost 12,000 personnel.

The price we Americans are paying for this war may be about to jump disasterously.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

What The Heck Do they Expect?

The obese of the world are complaining...
Rio de Janeiro hospitals have been sending obese people to share medical test equipment with horses at the local race track, drawing complaints from activists who say the practice is humiliating.

"When people weigh more than the standard equipment can support they have to be directed to the Jockey Club, which is the only place in Rio where they have the appropriate equipment," a spokeswoman for the Rio state health secretariat said on Wednesday.
I suppose these poor, abused people want horse weighing equipment installed at the hospital to prevent their humiliation, since Rio hospitals only have standard tomography equipment for people weighing up to 120-130 kg(about 286 pounds). Tomographs used on horses are sturdier and more spacious than common devices.
"The obese patients already suffer from a lot of prejudice and having to be treated where animals are is not helping their self-esteem."
But they don't seem to mind waddling around in public with gobs and rolls of fat jouncing around, and they don't seem to concern themselves with the fact they they need to use handicap parking spaces and handicap motorized wheel chairs at places like Wal-Mart because they are just to obese to walk more than fifty feet.

No, it's not in their DNA, or whatever they use as an excuse. They just eat too much and exercise too little. That's what they should be embarassed about, not the weigh-in equipment.