Friday, August 31, 2007

Moon Library

Scientists hope to put a library of human civilization on the moon in case of a cataclysmic, civilization-annihilating event. It would protect against the wholesale loss of human achievement.
NASA-Lunar outpost or archive for humanity?
To protect against a nuclear bomb, a plague, a natural disaster, an asteroid collision or some other doomsday event, scientists are lobbying to have a reserve library of human scientific and cultural achievements built and maintained on the moon.
How would one get a library card for that?

Supposing they get up there to do that and find one already there built by one of earth's previous - but forgotten - civilizations? What a howler that would be.

Considering the age of the earth and the apparent time it took us to go from cavemen to hi-tech junkies, its not impossible that this planet could have had a previous civilization more advanced than we are today that was totally wiped out by some unknown world-wide cataclysm. Could have been a huge asteroid, a pandemic disease, a nasty war or just one of the super volcanoes blowing it's top, maybe even... previous global warming!

It would sure explain a lot of our myths and legends, even a lot of religions.

Maybe even tell us who really carved the Baalbek trilithon stones and the Hajar el Gouble(Stone of the South), the largest carved stone ever found.

There are two men standing on the Stone of the South in the above picture. The stone is estimated to weigh over 1,100 tons. The trilithon stones are just a bit smaller.

If one listens to today's "experts", you'll have to believe that primitives in loincloths with copper chisels and hemp rope carved and moved these monstrous stones.

The picture below shows a replica of one of the Romans largest and most advanced cranes. It is capable of lifting 7,000kg. Sounds impressive until you convert that to tons. A Kilogram (kg) is a bit under 2 3/4 pounds, 7,000 of them is only around 19,000 pounds, or just under 10 tons. Whoopee. And the Romans, who arrived on the scene long after the Baalbek foundation was built using those 1,000 ton stones, had much better stuff than loincloths and copper tools.

Can we lift 1,100 tons today? Sure. Below is a picture of the hooks on a floating crane capable of lifting 3,700 tons.

Imagine primitives in loincloths using copper tools and hemp rope trying to build something like that.

But somebody carved and moved those stones. Maybe a moon library from the past could tell us.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just what We Need...

More fuel on the fire.
NEW YORK (AP) - Katie Couric plans to leave Wednesday for an ambitious reporting trip to Iraq and Syria—the CBS anchor's first time in the war zone—in anticipation of a crucial military report on progress of the American effort.

Couric will anchor the "CBS Evening News" from Baghdad next Tuesday and Wednesday, then from Damascus on Thursday and Friday.

Couric will travel throughout Iraq to talk to military and civilian leaders, soldiers and average Iraqis, spending most of her time outside of Baghdad.
Great. Just what we need, another American single-Mom poking her nose around in a country where women are considered chattel property.

Just what sort of information is she going to pry out of any Iraqi male who believes she should stuffed away in a harem somewhere, remaining very quiet? Whatever is broadcast with Katie doing the interviewing and talking will have been heavily edited and conducted with safe-safe-safe hand-picked subjects, in a safe-safe-safe area. Accurate news? Get real.

OK, so a lot of Americans think women should be able to go anywhere and do anything without consequence. But the Muslims certainly believe otherwise. They believe even talking to a woman in public is demeaning.

Until we learn that tossing women up in their faces is a deadly insult to them, we're not going to get anywhere with these 12th century throwbacks. We need to realize that these guys are a couple generations away from viewing women as anything near equal, maybe more.

That may rub a lot of folks the wrong way but that's the way it is. Those are the guys we need to get to some sort of agreement with to end this war. Man-to-man, no women anywhere in sight. Sending over yet another woman only widens the gulf with these fanatics.

And yet, Bush keeps sending Condie over there in attempts to force these guys into some sort of truce, or agreement, or whatever. But the idiot sends a woman, and a black one at that. A double-heavy super-whammie type insult.

And now CBS wants to join the stupid parade and send a woman - a blonde one - over there to spread the perceived insults around even further.

Cripes... those dudes are used to bidding on blonde American females, not talking to them.

What was that line? Oh yes...

"Stupid is as stupid does".

Just wait until we get a woman president. No talks at all... period.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Bedtime For Gonzo

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned this morning, long after he had become a persistent embarrassment to President Bush, himself a persistent embarrassment to Americans everywhere.

The president praised and defended Gonzales during brief remarks in Waco, Texas. Said the born-again reformed but still highly suspected drinker-to-excess:
After months of unfair treatment, that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to resign his position and I accept his decision. It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeding from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.
What a howler. Important work like trashing the Constitution, spying on American citizens, promoting that disgusting North American Union, jailing border guards for doing their jobs, you know - important work.

Some blonde bobblehead on TV stated that Gonzo had attained the highest position ever for a Mexican-American(an oxymoron) through hard work and effort.

No, he got there by riding his buddy Bush's coattails.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another One

Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina, suffered an apparent "extreme blonde moment" during Friday night's NBC broadcast of the Miss Teen USA Pageant in Pasadena, Calif.

When asked about the reason why some Americans could not locate the U.S. on a world map, her answer was:
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children.
Why you bet! That's the perfect answer... clear and precise, cutting, straight to the point.

I expect her to show up in Hollywood any day now.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Last August, NASA signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Corp to build the Orion spacecraft.

Orion will be capable of carrying crew and cargo to the space station. It will be able to rendezvous with a lunar landing module and an Earth departure stage in low-Earth orbit to carry crews to the moon and, one day, to Mars-bound vehicles assembled in low-Earth orbit. Orion will be the Earth entry vehicle for lunar and Mars returns. Orion’s design will borrow its shape from the capsules of the past, but takes advantage of 21st century technology in computers, electronics, life support, propulsion and heat protection systems.

The lunar landing module it will mate with will put four men on the moon at one time.

I hope to live long enough to see the day this vehicle assembly returns to the moon. Perhaps the crew will grab a few relics from our earlier moon landings and bring them back.

******My Apollo 13 Cap and pin, one of my momentos******

Click on to view close-up.

Maybe that will finally quiet the nay-sayers who think we never went.

Montana's Employment Woes

Montana, in the midst of a fifteen-year economic boom with unemployment rates as low as 2%, is having problems finding workers willing to work for $12.00/hr.

No surprise there.

The average weekly earnings in the United States in July 2007 was $596.76.

$12/hr is $480/week, or $116.76 below the national average.

It seems that the today's Montana worker is aware that the average hourly wage is $14.92/hr, and that they would have to work for five weeks to get four weeks worth of pay at the presently offered $12.00/hr.

Sounds like Montana workers are starting to say "Screw that".

Until Montana businesses start paying at least the average wage, it looks like their problems with worker shortages will continue.

I was in the New York area for awhile in the early nineties. I went to a MacDonald's for lunch one day and noticed a sign on the counter: Now hiring counter workers - starting pay $11.87/hr. That was fourteen years ago.

What does your local MacDonald's pay for a counter worker today? what were they paying in 1993?

Seems that New York understands that to get help, you have to pay for it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Yet Another Big Joke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicole Richie was released from jail Thursday after serving 82 minutes of a four-day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.

************Nicole Richie and her "mug" shot************
The reality show star, who checked into a women's jail at 3:15 p.m., was released at 4:37 p.m. "based on her sentence and federal guidelines," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Maribel Rizo said without elaborating.

Under the guidelines, Richie was "treated in the same manner as other inmates with a similar sentence," the statement said.

Richie, 25, was originally sentenced to 96 hours in jail, but that was reduced to 90 hours because of time served when she was arrested.
What a freaking joke. She was sentenced to 96 hours - 4 days - and actually "served" 82 minutes.

How are the rest of us supposed to respect the courts and obey the law when crap like this happens repeatedly?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Paying the Price

Lindsay Lohan, another tiresome blonde from the same mold as the others of her social status, said:
It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs."

"I broke the law and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case."
Actually her Attorney, Blair Berk, entered pleas on Lohan's behalf: she pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 percent and one count of reckless driving. Two counts of driving under the influence were dropped.

Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers (below) after an hourlong hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Chester Horn Jr.'s courtroom, said, "She's getting what everyone else would get".

Yeah, right.

Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers at press gathering

If Lohan were to be convicted of another DUI, she would receive a mandatory 120-day jail sentence, Meyers said.

In Lindsay's case, paying the price amounted to one day in jail. She won't even need a change of underwear.(if she wears any)

And ten days of "community service". I'll bet Paris Hilton is just livid.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Border Patrol Help Line

For those of you who didnt know....

To report illegal alien activity anytime and remain anonymous, please call 1-800-USBP-HELP.

The Lard Bomb

A letter writer over at WND may just have a great idea:
[To Joseph Farah:] I noticed you concentrated on destruction of the "holy sites" of Islam. How about the alternative of irrecoverable desecration (without physical destruction) instead?

Instead of sending a nuclear warhead, my suggested alternative is one where a cluster-bomb is used with each bomblet containing rancid lard that would be wide-spattered on the sites from high up, as it would be even more appalling (to Muslim mentality) than physical destruction of the same.
That was written by somebody called Srinivasan Varadarajan.

I particularily like the part about "irrecoverable desecration". No death, no massive destruction, no radiation.

The threat would be something like: "You attack us again and we will drop rancid lard bombs on all of your holy sites and towns. And you won't be able to stop us."

Rancid lard bombs. That would be nifty indeed.

Flogging Time

The inmates are on the loose again:
An appeals court has concluded that just being an illegal alien in the United States doesn't necessarily violate the law, so a judge cannot deny probation and require a jail sentence for a convicted drug dealer who is an illegal alien.

The opinion from the Kansas Court of Appeals came in the Barton County case involving convicted drug dealer Nicholas L. Martinez.

The ruling found that while the laws of the United States make it illegal to enter the United States without authorization, being in the United States after entering illegally is "not necessarily a crime."

Judge Patrick McAnany, the smiling clueless one above, wrote the opinion, and is my first candidiate for a nationallly televised flogging.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Phonophobic Me

Phonophobia - A fear of noise.

Every time I turn on the TV, there is one of those presidential candidates mouthing off about something or other, usually a prepared statement about their position on whatever - or whoever - is the issue-du-jour.

Not that any of these people are "presidential", they're just running for the office.

We have a wife-in-name-only with her uncontrollable and philandering husband, a mayor who let terrorists hit his city twice , a "is he black enough" man busily increasing the polarization of the black race, a war-mongering wardrum beater who spent too long in captivity and is still hell-bent on revenge, a member of a once polygamous religious group spouting off about family values, a Hollywood actor "president" who sees a woman as a life support system for a pair of boobs, an egocentric con-artist that needs $800 haircuts, and a whole passel of other truly unremarkable can't-get-a-word-in-sideways limelighters who are busily trashing our evening TV.

Noise. It's all noise. Endless noise. I would not be surprised - if by election time next year they will have made us so sick of if all that we wouldn't vote any for them if they were the last sorta-semi-qualified-pseudo-candidate on earth.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Why An A-Bomb?

Why is Iran working so hard towards the making of its very own WMD?

The answer could be quite simple.

Iran, like other nations around the world, may have come to realize that having a nuclear weapon or two in its arsenal is the best insurance possible to keep an empire-building, freedom spreading, democracy promoting(and oil crazy) United States Federal Government at arms length... and the United States military out of its territory.

It could be that simple. Most of the world is scared to death of America's worldwide military aggressions, and would dearly love to have their own nuclear bargaining chips.

***************A Modern Poker Chip In Play***************

No Heat Shield Repair

NASA has decided that the hole in the heat shield of the shuttle does not need any repair before re-entry.

That's just great. Now millions of people will be glued to the TV sets when the shuttle returns in a demonstration of mass morbid curiosity to see if it turns into another multi-billion dolllar fireball.

Much as I hate to admit it, I'll be watching... for the same reason everybody else will be... to see if it makes it.

The Fix Is In?

The last few days have seen Cable TV news outlets suddenly start raising the level of anti-Iran talk. We hear of Iranian meddling, Iranian IEDS, Iranian training camps, Iranian everything and it's all bad, bad, bad.

Suddenly, Iranian supplied equipment and munitions are causing one-third of all American casualties.

Even folks like Lou Dobbs are beating the "let's hate Iran" drum.

I am no fan or supporter of Iran, it looks to be a nation full of religious nutcases who are running the show. But I just don't believe the administrations claims about Iran and it's supposed danger to the United States, even with the media in lock-step... for whatever reasons. But I consider it ludicrous that Bush intends to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a "Terrorist Organization" when he has already declared the entire nation to be a nest of terrorists.(The axis of evil bit)

Bush and his fellow plotters lied through their teeth to us about Iraq, and the media played it to the hilt. With that in mind, how can we possibly believe a word that Bush or the media say about Iran?

No matter. When the news outlets have pounded us with enough "hate Iran" blather to flip the polls for a bit, Bush and company will believe it's time to attack and invade.

I'll be so grateful when Israel finally feels safe. Perhaps then we can bring our troops home.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bush And His Next War

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 — The Bush administration is preparing to declare that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
It would appear that George W. Bush is hell-bent to start yet another war, once again with the "army that he has", but this time, that army is low on material and equipment, short of manpower, tired and wearing out.

According to European diplomats, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned of the move in recent conversations with European counterparts, saying that a delay in efforts to win approval from the United Nations Security Council for further economic sanctions on Iran was leaving the administration with little choice but unilateral action.
So Rice is over in Europe telling them we are going to move "unilaterally".

Let's review:

Iran is a Muslim nation that is working towards getting a nuclear capability - at the very least - for electrical production, and most likely for an atomic bomb or two.

Who else has atomic energy for electrical production around the world? there are thirty-one nations with operating nuclear reactors:

Lithuania, France, Slovakia, Belgium, Sweden, Ukraine, South Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Armenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, Finland, United States, Russia, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Argentina, Mexico, Netherlands, India, Brazil, Pakistan, Taiwan, China.

I will bet serious money that at least a few of those nations are a surprise to you, but yes, they all are generating electrical power from nuclear reactors. They all have the infrastructure in place to initiate a program of bomb production.

All those nations fully understand that the worlds supply of oil, natural gas and coal are finite resources that will be depleted at some date in the easily foreseeable future and are preparing for that day by creating an electrical supply infrastructure not dependant on those fossil fuels.

Iran understands this also, far more than Americans, who are merrily buying all the oil the mid-east will sell them - at any price - while stupidly concluding that nuclear power is dangerous and unacceptable, even though not one death has been caused in America by our reactors - not one. The rest of the world is leaving us in the dust on this issue.

Iran, if it successfully completes its nuclear program, will be nation number thirty-two.

Who's planning for nuclear power? Several:

Egypt(1), Indonesia(4), Iran(3), Israel(1), Kazakhstan(1), Turkey(3), Vietnam(1).

And is of July, 2007, there are 438 nuclear reactors around the world in operation today.

So what is Bush's hang-up with Iran? What the hell is his problem?

He declared Iran and Iraq as two the his three "Axis of Evil" nations, ignoring the fact that those two nations had been at war with each other for years, hated each others guts, and each wanted to obliterate the other.

So in steps George W. Bush and attacks Iraq, and in the process unites the two former enemies against us.

Now he wants to attack Iran because sometime in the future Iran may have the ability to manufacture a bomb.

OK, Iran makes a small bomb. Score: Them-1 bomb, Us-30,000 bombs.

And George W. Bush wants us all to believe that with that one bomb, Iran is going to attack America.

Put on your thinking caps people... Even Russia, with some 30,000 bombs at one time, a huge army, air force and nuclear submarines around the world,, did not attack us, their openly declared enemy. They full well knew the consequences... and so does Iran.

So when Bush does attack Iran, you can bet it won't be for the reasons he claims, any more than attacking Iraq was for WMD's - a huge lie.

What his reasons are is yet to be discovered by us ordinary Americans, the folks who will pay the ultimate price for this fool's almost unbelievable folly and belligerence.

Monday, August 13, 2007

How Far?

I've been mulling over the below story about the $400,000 car.

The police said he skidded over 1,000 feet.

That's over a fifth of a mile.
That's more than three football fields end-to-end.
That's more than the length of our largest aircraft carrier.

Imagine skidding from one end of the U.S.S. Nimitz(above) to the other, and over the end.

How fast do you have to be driving to SKID that distance?

How About Your Insurance?

Central Florida News 13:
Just two days after buying a $400,000 Lamborghini, a Windermere man crashed it and got arrested in the process.

Florida Highway Patrol said Ronald Tridico, 39, was speeding when he lost control of his brand new sports car on State Road 429 in Orange County.

Troopers said he skidded more than 1,000 feet before the crash. Tridico said another vehicle had cut him off, but troopers said they didn't believe him judging by the skid marks.

A highway patrol representative said, "Just because you can afford a $400,000 car doesn't mean you know how to drive it."

Picture of a $400,000 car. Ronald's was yellow.

Tridico was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

His insurance rates will go into orbit with the next space shuttle, and yours will go up also, thanks to Ronald and his $400,000 pile of scrap metal.

Will It Blow Over?

Hurricane Flossie, headed for Hawaii:

No, not the hurricane...

I am waiting with baited breath for some outraged minority to sue the weather bureau for using such a degrading name as "Flossie" for a hurricane named after a female.

Someone who will pick up the banner from New York City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn(see previous post), who has passed laws in New york against using words such as "bitch" and "ho".

Eastern Alamo Now Deserted

The last of the gang that couldn't shoot straight(except for shotgun Cheney), has read the writing on the wall and bailed:

With the departure of good ole' Texas buddy Carl Rove, Bush is now all alone in the Eastern Alamo, once known as the White House.

As in the past, the Mexicans are winning again. Twenty million of them this time, with no Sam Houston anywhere to kick them out.

All of his original gang of Texas buddies who went into the White House with Bush are now gone. Far worse than rats on a sinking ship - rats do nothing to promote the sinking - those neocon scum helped to sink this administration and a lot of America with it... and now they have all bailed.

And there stands George Walker Bush - all alone - left holding the bag for the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act, twenty million illegals, the mass sellout of the American worker, and an awesome deficit that may bankrupt us all.

The final few months of the Bush presidency - without Carl Rove to do his thinking for him - will no doubt cement his position in history as the worst United States President... ever.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Color Me Surprised

WASHINGTON (AP) - Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday.

"And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table..."

President Nixon abolished the draft in 1973. Restoring it, Lute said, would be a "major policy shift" and Bush has made it clear that he doesn't think it's necessary.

Remember what neocon wardrum-beater Rumsfeld said "You go to war with the army you have.", and Bush went for it, apparently with the ideas to use the army he had, and if it got used up, go get another one.

So now, bush has a brand-new highly polished and shiny new war advisor(wardrum-beater) that is advising for the draft.

... or else. Surprise, surprise. Note flags.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.

Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

"Something's wrong here when one of the richest countries in the world, the one that spends the most on health care, is not able to keep up with other countries," said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Something's wrong, says he...

Look for clues in the above picture from

Ole' Grumpy

Ailurophobia... the fear of cats:
A pet cat, who has been named Grumpy because of his exploits, started entering all the cat flaps on one street in the search for food.

He would make each house his own and would scare off the cats who lived in each of the houses.

And when the surprised owners returned home, Grumpy leapt through the air at them, hissing at them and scratching their hands and arms.

His antics in a small leafy street in Swindon, Wiltshire, have been described as a 'four-month reign of terror' by neighbours, who finally caught the cat and put it in a cage this week.

'It was the nastiest cat ever, it would just attack you and come at you with its claws and teeth,' said one 21-year-old resident.
A "four-month reign of terror". Pretty impressive for a cat... to turn the residents of an entire leafy street in England into a collection of Ailurophobites.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Today's Word - Hoplophobia

Hoplophoiba: A fear of firearms, which can result in the following symptoms: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.

How about that. Almost the same symptoms as falling in love.

Tomorrows word: ailurophobia

Mommy Dearest

Ocean City, Maryland:

Police have found the remains of four dead preborn children – all believed to have been aborted by the mother, Christy Freeman, 37.

No one knows exactly what happened to these babies. One 26-week-old unborn baby was found wrapped in bloody towels under Freeman's bathroom sink. Two other sets of fetal remains were found wrapped in plastic in a bedroom trunk. A fourth was found in a Winnebago outside the home.

Loving mother of four, Christy Freeman. Note flags

I find it astounding that she is referred to as a "mother".

You would think that her longtime "boyfriend," Raymond W. Godman Jr., would have taken the time to bury the remains.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Why Science Is Dying In America

The floorplan of the Superconducting Supercollider:

Click on to enlarge.

I was paging through some of my old Supercollider memorabilia when I happened across some of the "letters to the editor" that I had cut out and saved.

One in particular stands out, written by one Shirley M. Erikson of Waxahachie, Texas, addressed to the editor of the Waxahachie paper.

Said this fine example of reason and logic:
The killing of the SSc is truly a miracle... I spoke to God many times through unselfish prayers. I did not ask him to kill the SSC and I did not ask him to save the SSC. I told God about how concerned I was about the radiation that the SSC would produce and the effects if would have on the people of Ellis county.
This woman talked to God many times, with pure unselfishness in her heart. But getting the SSC "killed" was a Godly miracle....

She further said:
I also told God how concerned I was about the financial burden it would put on the American people.
How can the small number of scientists this nation produces compete with the ignorance and stupidity of people like this woman? Perhaps, just perhaps, there were and are enough people like this witless simpleton in America to convince our federal government to just give away all our research to a nation that will appreciate it, something it is presently doing.

The financial cost to the American people? I wonder if today this concerned citizen is writing the editor about the financial burden of Bush's wars. Since the entire SSC would have cost less than two weeks worth of Iraqi war, I'm sure she is, unless - of course - she has talked to God about it - with pure unselfishness of course - and God has told her that Bush is doing as ordered by the almighty himself.

If she and her daughters, nieces, etc. end up wearing Burkas or end up as sex objects in a Chinese whorehouse, she and her progeny and others of her ilk - will have gotten exactly what they deserve.

More New York

Three men, in the process of robbing a fourth, killed the guy. Now a New York judge, after having discovered that the victim was a homosexual, has decreed that the three men can be tried for a "hate" crime even though they were unaware that their target was "gay".
A judge in New York has ruled evidence of "hatred" is unnecessary for a prosecutor to pursue a "hate crimes" case against three men arrested for the death of a homosexual man.
Evidence is unnecessary. Evidence is unnecessary. That from sitting New York Supreme Court Justice, Jill Konvisor.

That's New York Supreme Court justice Jill Konvisor on the far left in the photo above, when she was an assistant to the Governor.

That was the only picture I could find a apparently camera-shy Jill in three hours of searching. But - interestingly - if you do google her name, you will be pointed to literally hundreds of homosexual and lesbian sites, all praising Jill to the heavens above.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New York....Again

While Webster and the like continue to add new words to the English language dictionary, New York City continues it crusade to remove them:
The New York City Council, which drew national headlines when it passed a symbolic citywide ban earlier this year on the use of the so-called n-word, has turned its linguistic (and legislative) lance toward a different slur: bitch.
The term {bitch} is hateful and deeply sexist, said Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn, who has introduced a measure against the word, saying it creates “a paradigm of shame and indignity” for all women.
Is not the term "woman" deeply sexist? Or girl? Even lady? After all, they do apply only to... gasp... females.

Oh, and lets not forget "ho":
While the bill also bans the slang word “ho”... Ms. Mealy acknowledged that the measure was unenforceable, but she argued that it would carry symbolic power against the pejorative uses of the word.

*New York City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn*

But it will be be a law in New York city... where you can get arrested and thrown in jail for using the n-word... you honky gringo white trash sexist bigoted homophobe.(all legal words in New York city.)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Hmm, Weird

A short note - kindly verify your telephone number (by email). J thinks the one we have is wrong.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

My Senator, Right Or Wrong...

My dear Washington Senator recently responded with a communique that actually addressed some of my concerns I have been wiring the Senator about. As surprising as that may be, the contrast between the communiques content and it's claims - as compared to the Senate's actual conduct - was/is startling.

Said the Senator:
Article II, sections three and four of the U.S. Constitution requires Congress to exercise constant and vigilant oversight of the executive branch of our government, and I take this responsibility seriously.
I asked the Senator - in my reply - just what oversight they had conducted in the last six plus years, which is demonstrably zero.

This president has started two wars, both illegal. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq was responsible for the attack on 911. Neither is a declared war. In both cases we were not attacked by the people or the nations Bush has invaded and occupied. That attack was by Saudi Arabian citizens, who then went and hid in the mountains of Afghanistan, a nation of basically sheep-herding peasants that had neither the will nor the power to oppose them. And Iraq? Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with 911. Iraq was a danger to Israel, not the United States.

But remember two things...Bush one had been made to look the fool by Saddam to Juniors great embarrassment, and the Bush family has been buddy-buddy with the Saudi royals for a long time... that explains a lot, plus the fact that Israel has the most powerful lobby ever to be created in Washington.

Our Congress gave Bush a blank check to do whatever he wanted about 911. That sort of Congressional conduct is called abrogation of duty.

This President pushed through the creation of his "Patriot Act", one of the largest attacks on our Constitutional rights in history, and this Congress passed this Act without so much as a whimper. That sort of Congressional conduct is called irresponsible.

The Senator went on:
... I believe Congress has the constitutional checks and balances appropriate to ensuring the executive branch upholds its duties.
To which I replied, "Then why haven't you done so?"

A classical example is Bush's refusal to defend and protect our borders from an invasion army of over twenty million aliens, populated by drunken drivers, murderers, rapists, criminals of all kind, and loaded with diseases that are re-infecting our entire nation.

But what the hell. We all know all about this stuff. Today's President and this Congress is as bought and sold as any slave in history, and writing or emailing them just clogs up bandwidth.

One of these days we'll all figure out that Thomas Jefferson - the man who actually penned our Constitution and was one of our founding fathers - was right:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

Particularly the part about tyrants.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Just Curious

After having signed on a few minutes ago, my virus checker informed me that it had finished downloading whatever it downloads, and needed to re-boot my computer to initialize these new upgrades - and it did - no help from me.

Curious number 1:

How much information really passes between my computer and the folks who are making my hard drive hammer away for hours on end, supposedly checking for viruses? Is it all one way - them to me - or do they upload the results of these total scans of my computer for purposes unknown to me? After all, my computer is connected to the internet 100% of it's uptime, and to be truthful, I have no idea if or when it starts talking to someone somewhere I have absolutely no idea of.

Curious number 2:

While waiting for the system to re-boot and wondering why it takes so damn long to turn off, it finally re-started and then asked me for my password.

My password.

I wonder how many "passwords" are embedded into my operating system.

Remember the movie "War Games"? where the chief programmer had created a "backdoor" for himself that bypassed all the supposed security protections against illegal or unauthorized access?

How many programmers did that at Microsoft, if any? How many unknown(to me) "backdoors" exist in my system that allow who-knows-who to snoop at any time? Backdoors that are secretly required to be installed by federal or state edict?

I would bet on the idea that such things do exist for every computer manufactured today, and that 99.9999% of us have no ability or means to find out.

Curious number 3:

Who in the hell out there would actually give a damn what's on my computer?