Wednesday, November 30, 2005
MrsSatan: The Latest To Flip Flop?
While saying she took full responsibility for her error, Clinton repeatedly insisted that she had been misled by "false" intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction presented by the Bush administration.
You're THAT easy to fool? That's why you shouldn't be president.
"You mean, I can't change my mind?"
Nope! That's right.
Cheney Airspace Restricted
I mean, whether he's there or not there - and isn't it just good, overall common sense that our enemies (terrorists, any budding Lee Harvey Oswalds out there) not know when he's there or not? He is second in command, afterall.
And given that, does it seem so "extreme" that air restrictions are put into place? Again: whether we know he is there or not?
V.P. Dick Cheney: "I told you, don't fly over my f*ckin' house."
Left Gets Its Own Propaganda Wrong
My, what insightful and studious fact checkers Moo-V-On employs!
If you look at the frame they are actually British soldiers. One is in shorts (we don't have shorts as a normal combat uniform) and the others are all clearly wearing British pattern fatigues.
CrEatIvE PeoPle Get MoRe aCtiOn
This Scientific Research?
After surveying 425 men and women they recorded an average number of sexual partners for professional artists and poets between four and 10, compared with around three for non-creative types.
GASP! The Left Suffers An Alleged Misrepresentation
The press...misrepresenting something? "Here...in America?" You're kidding, right?
Minnesota Surplus Should = A REFUND
Minnesota ended its last fiscal year in June with a $337 million cushion. Since then, tax collections have been $282 million -- nearly 9 percent -- ahead of projections.
In other words, we were gouged far too much and too deeply...AGAIN.
REFUND TIME! REFUND TIME! And while your busy writing out my check, lower taxes permanently in this Tax Happy Land I live in.
"Michael Moore, for example, owns stock in Halliburton. Al Franken over the course of his career has hired 112 people - only one of them black" .
*"I don't own a single share of stock," Michael Moore declares. No, his tax returns show he has owned hundreds of thousands -- profiting from some of the very companies (like Halliburton and Boeing) he viciously denounces .
*How Moore's working-class, "regular guy" pose is contradicted by his lavish lifestyle and prima donna behavior -- such as traveling the country in a private jet accompanied by a fleet of private SUVs and bodyguards. Not to mention the thousands of portable pizza ovens.
Barbs Streisand requires her barn be air conditioned. How many homeless people could your barn provide shelter for, huh Barb?
Via Redstate, who Nods to The American Thinker, many Liberals are terribly bad Tippers .
NASCAR Takes Manhattan
After all, They took it. And so did This Guy . It was the setting for a murder mystery. And It had its own Project.
So it had to be just timing until NASCAR Took Manhattan. More Here.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Girl Dies From Peanut Butter Kiss
Boyfriend unaware of her allergy. [He] had kissed her some nine hours after he had eaten peanut butter on toast.
The Unemployment Rate is around Five Percent. Compare and Contrast to Other Nations.
And the UE Forecast can hardly be called poor.
Fat Bottomed Girls You Make The Rockin' World Go Round
Oh won't you take me home tonight ?
Oh down beside your red firelight
Oh and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round.
In 2003 obesity cost the public almost $40 Billion Dollars.
Longer needles are needed to penetrate those, um, bigger on the backside. What 's the passed-on-cost to society for this situation?
U.S. Reaction Condemns UAE Treatment of Gays
The US has condemned the arrests of 26 gay men during a raid on a party at a hotel in the United Arab Emirates earlier this month. Washington also warned the UAE that any attempt to administer hormone or psychological treatment would break international law.
TAX Hybrid Car Owners?
Taxing hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars and billing drivers for miles driven are among the approaches being suggested to avert a shortfall in money to maintain the nation's highways.
Proposals for the longer term could be more controversial. One is that owners of hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles pay a vehicle fee, the argument being that drivers should bear their fair share to fill potholes and fix bridges, regardless of how much or what kind of fuel they use.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Saddam Hussein: A Big P*ssy
Just like Adolf Hitler hiding in his bunker before his suicide, Meester Tough Guy - now that he is being tried and held accountable for his actions - turns into a big, BIG P*ssy. What a ChickenSh*t Turd. If you're going to be a ruthless dictator and kill innocents for no other reason than they MAY disagree with you or you misperceive they are your enemy, at least have the guts to be a man when your trial comes around.
But no, Meester Tough Guy has turned into a complaining crybaby. Under his regime someone behaving like him would have been...fed to lions? Sexual abuse, drilling holes in hands, acid baths, electric shock , all in a days work for a dictator like Meester Tough Guy, huh? You Big P*ssy Chicken Sh*t Turd.
I maintain what I've written before: Give Meester Tough Guy to the Kurdish people. Let them mete out justice for Meester Tough Guy. Let the surviving family members of Shiites he executed decide his fate.
Meester Tough Guy also complained about being forced to wear Annika Sorenstam's pink skirt while golfing.
"Pink is not my color," the former tyrant, now a ChickenSh*t Turd, is said to have muttered.
CNN Apology for X'ing Vice President Cheney
We at mrssatan have no idea how this happened. "It was, we believe, a technical glitch," said mrssatan Managing Editor Jim McJim. "Apparently this image suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the mrssatan blog. We have absolutely no idea how it got there; we're stumped and bewildered. We will investigate this and will not rest until the responsible party is identified," said McJim.
An Interesting Omission By The New York Slimes
...namely, the Old Grey Lady failed to mention U.S. soldiers were handing out candy to kids at the site of a hospital bombing in Iraq.
Good work all the way around to the Camp Katrina blog and SPC Phil Van Treuren. Visit them - you'll like what you read.
What If You Had a Book Signing...
Perplexing, isn't it?
No, no really.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
MrsSatan Seeks Poli Help from...Bubba!
The New York senator, who is expected to run for the White House in 2008, has been alarmed by a drop in her opinion polls ratings as she pays the political price for backing President George W Bush's decision to topple Saddam Hussein.
Anxious that criticising the way the occupation has been handled could expose to the accusations of "flip-flopping" - a charge that cost John Kerry when he ran against President Bush last year - she is leaving the task to her husband.
MrsSatan: "I Will Rule You!"
Heather Crowe: Exploitation and Lies from the Anti-Smokers
Heather Crowe, you may have heard, was diagnosed with a smoker's tumor. Never mind that there is NO actual medical term called "smoker's tumor". No, it was invented by those under-a-rock-dirt-crawling-slugs called MPAAT.
Here's What MPAAT Isn't Telling you, about Ms. Crowe.
I empathize with Ms. Crowe, but Ma'am, you are being used, just like the Left uses Cindy Sheehan; for a falsely premised political agenda. Period, End of Story.
Ach Tung! The UK Shall Be Smoke Free
Public smoking ban will curb smoking in homes. And that's what it's all about, isn't it - banning smoking completely and totally. Why not just make cigarettes an illegal product? GASP! That would mean a reduction in tax revenue, and by God, we can't have that!
2007 The Target Year to eliminate all public smoking in the UK .
Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt says it is "only a matter of time" before there is a complete ban on smoking in public places in England and Wales.
Speaking on the BBC's Sunday AM, she did not give a specific timescale, but said a total ban would be "simpler".
Fred Funk Dons a Skirt
Photo of "Skirt Fred" HERE. Way to go Mr. Funk!
Hell, for $225K I'd wear the skirt and paint my toenails too. George Soros, are you listening?
Saturday, November 26, 2005
United Arab Emirates Gays Face Hormone Treatment, Prison, Lashings
More than two dozen gay Arab men - arrested at what police called a mass homosexual wedding - could face government-ordered hormone treatments, five years in jail and a lashing, authorities in the United Arab Emirates said today.
Most cases of homosexual behaviour are taboo and violate Emirati laws based on Islamic sharia.
I guess it's safe to say that These two won't be getting married in the UAE?
Pity George Clooney: The Rich, They Hurt Too
Poor George, he can't even sleep in the main bedroom of his Italian Mansion. Some guilt there, George, about all the things in life you can afford that "the little people" can't, or those who have to struggle to make ends meet? C'mon Georgie, shake out of it. Maybe another encounter with Matt Damon's ass will kick start you back to reality?
PETA: Still Whining, Crying, Threatening
Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan campaigns, said his group would drop the resolution if Hormel would allow Temple Grandin, a livestock handling expert, to inspect the plants to certify they were using one of the [more humane] gassing techniques.
Grandin, an ass ociate professor of animal science (Does that means that he "F*cks the dog all day long"?) at Colorado State University, said the gas technique should become the standard for slaughter.
Hormel Spokesman Julie Craven said the company has used Grandin's guidelines in its plants "But a group like PETA WON'T DICTATE WHO WE BRING IN."
The Humane society of the United States filed a lawsuit against the Agriculture Department this past Monday, asking for chickens and turkeys be covered by the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. USDA policy for the past 47 years does not apply to poultry.
Well, Kudos to Hormel for the moment. I suspect PETA, just like a nonstop whining, crying, snivelling, tantrum throwing, distempered, disobedient, ADD/OCD, spoiled child, will eventually have their way, even though it may take many years to get it there. But PETA, like the Handgun Control, Inc's of the world, is willing to bide their time until they get what they want.
In the meantime, on Thanksgiving a large majority of people across the nation, enjoyed food that had parents. And we intend to keep it that way.
Friday, November 25, 2005
As Always, Good Advice From Dear Abby
RIP Kesuke Miyagi
When you check out his Bio he's one of those actors who worked and worked and worked, one project after another, often two and three films released within the same year.
God Bless You, "Mr. Miyagi".
Reiner - Beatty: Name Recognition But Not Liked
The Field Poll noted the following "Unfavorable ratings":
41% viewed "Michael Stivic" unfavorably. F-o-r-t-y O-n-e Percent!
48% viewed "Clyde Barrow" unfavorably. F-o-r-t-y E-i-g-h-t Percent!
Those are very high unfave ratings folks, no doubt about it.
Hey guys, maybe you could run as a team?
I don't care for Reiner at all, politically or as a filmmaker. Nothing galls me more than when an unhealthly obese individual tells me smoking is bad for me, those who may inhale the second hand smoke I exhale, and the health costs "society bears" for my smoking. Yeah, Tubby, are you trying to tell me obesity and being severely overweight doesn't pass costs on to society.
I actually like Beatty as an actor and think the guy can do roles that no other actor could take on. I dislike his pathetically liberal political bent. Beatty deserves credit (in my opinion) for two roles that I find exceptionally well done. "Heaven Can Wait" and "Dick Tracy", both of which he starred and directed. "Tracy" is the consummate cartoon strip transferred to film (it's tied with Robert Altman's magnum opus "Popeye"). "Heaven Can Wait", while a remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan, it is 'Hal Ashby "Being There"'-like perfect in terms of presentation and execution.
Others note Beatty's performances in "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" and of course, "Bonnie and Clyde."
Mr. Beatty, you still have the acting 'chops'. Forget the physical vanity. You need to make your next role a STRETCH. You need to take a role unlike any you've ever played in the past. You need to take on a role of an ugly (figurative, not literal) and unlikely character. A wife-beater, a pedophile, a child killer - someone older and mean, someone with a chip on his shoulder, someone with a grudge. I know you have it in you, Mr. Beatty. You don't want "Town and Country" as the last item on your filmography, do you?
Michael Jackson Disses Jews
"They [Jews] suck...they're like leeches...I'm so tired of it."
And "They do it on purpose."
Maybe MJ can hook up with David Irving, Prussian Blue, the KKK, and this gentle feller' and tour together?
The Jackson Entourage is on high spin alert saying "Nah, we tight with the Hebes, kno' whadam sayin'? Ah-ight?" Jackson's attorney says Michael really does like the Jews. He likes those caps they wear, the songs they sing, and their noses. He's especially enarmored by their noses."
Those Wacky Minnesota Employed Pedarists
Ramsey County (the St. Paul side of the Twin Cities) Corrections Officer Marlon Brose, 39, of Eagan (suburban St. Paul, a nice, upper-to-high middle income area) was charged Wednesday with possession and dissemination of child pornography. Police arrested Brose in Keene, NH, after he was lured there by an undercover officer posting as a 14-year old boy! After obtaining a search warrant, police found videos of under age boys engaging in sexual behavior on his home computer's hard drive.
What type of background and screening is going on here? It seems if they're not trying to seduce underage boys, they are claiming two pounds of cocaine is for their personal use. (I still can't get over that "defense", that two pounds of cola was for his personal use. "Hey, party on Wayne." "Right on, Garth!")
What's going on here? How extensive are the background checks on these people entrusted to uphold the law? Apparently not tough enough?
Thursday, November 24, 2005
If you are healthy and have no physical or mental impairment. If your children, parents, brothers or sisters have two functioning arms, legs, eyes, and ears.
If you have enough to eat and can feed those who depend on you.
If you have a job that pays a wage that permits you to not only afford the essentials of shelter and food, but also allows you some extras (travel, dining out, movies, sporting events, plays - whatever), be Thankful.
If you have friends that you can count on, who will be there for you, and you for them, be Thankful.
If you live in a country where Veterans have risked and given their lives so that you remain free. Especially if you disagree politically with those who have given their lives so that you remain free, be Thankful.
If you have complete and total freedom to worship the religion or belief of your choice, or, if you have the freedom to not worship at all.
If you have freedom of speech, to say and write what you please without censorship.
If you have the freedom to voice your disagreement and dissent with your government, without fear of reprisal.
To my family and friends, to my fellow bloggers, to the visitors of this blog, to those whose path crosses with mine (people I may meet only once and never meet again), to those I may differ with politically -
- Happy Thanksgiving, and God Bless.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
How's Your Shakespeare?
Bartender, Line 'Em Up!
You Just Don't Get It, Do You?
Please e-mail me your condemnation of what Ms. Silverslug is saying about Christianity and Jesus, and how offended you are to what she is saying, and maybe...maybe you will have some credibility.
The point I was making is this: Should someone be jailed for talking out of their ass? If you think that's how it should be, then you better build some big jails because every single democrat and liberal out there will be doing time because they all talk out of their ass. And so do some Republicans. We'll lock them up too, for talking out of their ass.
Jailing David Irving for talking out of his ass only gives (inauthentic) credibility to his erroneous beliefs. It'd be far, far better to simply ignore his "denial of the holocaust" than to pay attention to it.
No, I have no reason to apologize for what I wrote. You missed the point entirely.
Exactly and Exactly.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The FBI Is Not Monitoring Your Surfing
[Recipients of the fake e-mail] are told they have visited illegal Web sites and are instructed to open an attachment to answer questions.
Holocaust Denier Jailed
Which leads right into my next piece below; David Irving, meet Sarah Silverslug.
No Sacred Cows Works Both Ways Then, Right?
I didn't think she was funny, or even remotely mildly amusing in an unfunny way, or even funny by accident, when she played Kramer's girlfriend on Seinfeld.
No Sacred Cows? Oh, okay then!
That reminds me of the old joke: What's the difference between Sarah Silverman and a Pizza? A pizza wouldn't scream when you put it in an oven.
Oy, Oy, Oy!
NHL Red Wings Fischer Improving
Mooching; Shameless Mooching...
Toilet Seat Technology chronicled through the ages.
The Five Leaf March. Hey, count me in.
X Marks the Spot. No Liberal Media Bias here, right?
Dustin Hoffman, with boobies. May not be safe for work.
Che. I hear there's a Che balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak---uhhhh---Sploosh. May not be suitable for work.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Is Your PC "Yours"?
Sony's CDs, which installed a rootkit program that hid its copy protection tools deep inside computers' hard drives, crossed over a line of acceptable behavior, critics say.
"Consumers don't have any kind of assurance that other companies aren't going to do the same kind of thing (as Sony)."
"A personal computer is called a personal computer because it's yours."
"Anything that runs on that computer, you should have control over."
Sounds simple, but it's not.
But if some computer owners have shown a lack of respect for intellectual property rights, Sony's invasive content protection tools displayed a similarly tone-deaf attitude to consumers' sense of ownership over their own PCs, critics say.
The Hippo Critical Fat Bastard
The 2000 Census records that the number of black people living [in his town] is zero.
The same man who did a deal with two of the poorest people in his film "Roger and Me" whereby they earned a measly $100, while he made millions.
IRS documents to discover that Moore's foundation bought shares in some of the companies he has spent a career in the media attacking.
Not just a few shares either. Don't forget Moore has always said he doesn't own any stock and doesn't have a broker. But his foundation owns tens of thousands of shares in Boeing, Sonoco, Eli Lilly and Halliburton, the same defense company that "Fahrenheit 9/11" attacked for making huge profits out of rebuilding such countries as Afghanistan and Iraq after U.S. military intervention.
Concept by and Hat Tip to S.T. Miller
Crack Cocaine Air Freshener Rush
Crack and/or cocaine 'high' now heightened with Air Freshener fluid.
[Users] apparently inject [crack/cocaine] into their veins mixed with fluid from plug-in air fresheners.
Mosquito or Streisand?
Press > to play the clips.
All voices and mosquitoes are impersonated. Or ...are... they?
Sunday, November 20, 2005
No, the fighting back tears stemmed from the tributes and reminiscences from coaches, players and fans remembering their teammate Sergei Zholtok who died November 3, 2004, from heart failure. He died in the arms of teammate Darby Hendrickson during a game in Minsk, Belarus, where both of them were playing for Zho's hometown of Riga, Latvia.
Zho joined the Wild in June 2001, coming from the Edmonton Oilers. He was part of the incredible Wild juggernaut that, in the 2002-2003 season, had this young Wild Team in the Cup playoffs; the team twice coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. The Wild beat both the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs, only to lose the next series playoff to the Anaheim Ducks.
The tributes, the video footage of Zho on the ice, the scrapbook memories - all magnificently done, recalling and remembering a man who loved hockey and those of us who loved watching him play the game. And all went well until Edgar Zholtok, Zho's 16 year old son, dropped the ceremonial puck. I don't think there were many, if any, dry eyes in the arena or watching on television.
So it seems befitting that the Wild would beat the Predators last night. You see, the Wild traded Zho to Nashville in March 2004, eight months before he died. And what followed was, of course, the great NHL lockout of the 2004-2005 season.
When the great names of hockey are mentioned, those names include Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Brett Hull, Sid Abel, Bobby Orr. There is no doubt that the name Sergei Zholtok will be included with those names. His name would be included with those names anyway, at some point in the future. The sad and tragic part of it is, it happened way too early for Zho, his family, his teammates, and his fans.
"He was such an optimistic guy with so much passion for life, he changed the way you looked at life," said Darby Hendrickson. "I miss him. I wish I could talk to him about being in Europe because I know how excited he would be. What a guy."
What a guy, indeed.
Bill Press: Predictionous Not Happenous
Bill Press, just another flatulent Liberal gas bag.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Art Thief Has Good Taste
The Andy Warhol Museum.
Andy Warhols' Le Grande Passion
"You Could Take an Eye Out With That!"
World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as W.A.T.C.H., issued its annual 10 Worst Toys list for 2005 on Thursday. Most of the toys on the list -- which aren't ranked in a particular order -- could cause choking or face and eye injuries.
I didn't see the Screaming Howard Dean Exploding Head Doll on the list. It must be safe?
Hat Tip: Don Surber
Laptop and Video Evidence: David Ludwig
Police found the images on computers belonging to David Ludwig, the 18-year-old Pennsylvania man charged with shooting his girlfriend's parents.
One video shows the two friends, dressed in dark clothing, entering a room where they handled firearms and ammunition.
"Anagrams for $500, Alex!"
What's an anagram for Anagram?
RIP Harold J. Stone
Mr. Stone was veteran character actor, and often appeared in Jerry Lewis films.
Harold J. Stone
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Snuff Those Butts
Actually, God Bless 'Ya if you've quit or make today the day that you do so. I rarely exceed smoking more than a half pack on any given day, so - no - I really don't think a half pack is excessive or all that detrimental to my health. And if someone requests that I don't smoke in their home or car, I honor it.
But check out THIS SITE of a fellow Minnesotan.
He's keeping track of all the businesses that have been closed by the Hennepin and Ramsey County No-Smoking Gestapo for bars and restaurants.
HERE is a list of those businesses that the anti-smoking zealots have helped close.
And HERE is an UPDATED list of more businesses that the anti-smoking Nazis have helped take out of the free market.
I ask what I asked back in June, where are all the big spending, non-smokers, who repeatedly said "we'd go out to dinner and bars more often if we didn't have to breathe second hand smoke"?
Bingo and smoking? A soon to be extinct activity.
Where are you, non-smokers? Why aren't you bellying up to the bar and grill? Pay no attention to the people who have lost their jobs and businesses due to your politically correct, smug attitude. You know best, don't you? You know best about what's right for business and the free market.
Revenue is DOWN because of the non-smoking policy. Oh, not to worry - the Insane Liberal Clown Posse can raise other taxes to make up for it, right? Sure, why not. We all know that the Taxpayer is an endless resource for money.
How does it feel to be so smugly self-righteous? Why do you absolutely refuse to allow a private business owner to decide if they want to cater to smokers or nons? Because you cannot stand the fact that you may lose control of your precious little politically correct fetish. It's all about that "control fetish", right?
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
Labels: No Smoking
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Scots: Still Okay To Smack Your Kids
A fresh legal move to ban the smacking of children failed today. Scottish ministers attempted to ban the smacking of children under three in 2002, but the then justice minister, Jim Wallace, had to drop the plan after a Holyrood committee said it was unworkable.
Ms Glen said her amendment to the Family Law (Scotland) Bill would give children the same protection from assault as adults.
"Children have the right to be free of fear and violence and adults have the right to positively discipline their children without using violence," the North East Scotland MSP told the committee.
After the committee meeting Ms Glen said she was pleased smacking had been debated again, and explained she would be meeting with Children are Unbeatable to see if there was any other way for her move the issue forward .
Moscow Has Luxury Toilets
The toilet is divided into two parts, Asian and European respectively. There is just a hole in the ground in the first booth for those who prefer defecating while squatting. A regular bowl is installed in the other booth.
Why Can't Penn and Teller...
Sex: The Bestest Entertainment Ever!
In other words, six million people living on the globe make love to each other during every second.
Umm, I'll be back later...
Michael Jackson uses the Ladies Room....
Banned Hollow Point Bullets Killed Jean Charles de Menezes
Also of note, and of some degree of irony, in another story on this issue is in This Is South Wales. I can't link directly to the item, but it can be found (at least for now) on their National News Page, under the heading 'Tube Police Used Banned Bullets.
An item of note from that story:
The suggestion that dumdum-style bullets could have been used was met with fury in some quarters. Massoud Shadjareh, of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, said: "This is outrageous. The use of this weapon is banned by all civilised police forces in the world. This quite clearly highlights that the Metropolitan Police Service is out of control."
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
MrsSatan Kisses Up To Israel
"Our next president!" a man cried on Monday morning as Mrs. Clinton paid a visit to the Western Wall. Is she running for office in Israel as well? And, in the same story a gentleman is quoted as saying ""It really makes up for her kissing Suha Arafat." Really?
Funny, that New York Slime newspaper, in that - WHAT? - I don't have to REGISTER to read a Pro-MrsSatan story?
MrsSatan: "Oy Vey, I will Rule You!"
No Virginia, There Isn't A Santa Claus
Santas in Switzerland have been banned from sitting children on their laps amid concerns about paedophilia.
But Does It Dispense Cold Water and Crushed Ice Cubes?
"Luke, I'm your..." (insert cell phone ringing) ... "just a minute Luke. Hello? Yes woman, I'm telling him now!"
From: Pink Kitty.
Monday, November 14, 2005
China Builds Jails for HIV Positive and AIDS Sufferers
The official China Daily newspaper says two separate prisons are to be built somewhere in Guangdong province.
China says it has almost a million people with the virus, but experts say the real figure is likely much higher.
The United Nations' Aids agency says that up to 10 million Chinese people could be infected by 2010 without more aggressive prevention measures.
Will China put this policy in place for Hepatitis C, malaria, or tuberculosis?
Basically, what China will do here, with regard to HIV and AIDS, is akin to what many countries did when they locked up mentally challenged or developmentally disabled in insane asylums. I don't think "jailing" people who have a contagious disease is the answer to reducing or ending the disease.
Michael Newdow: Getting Way More Fame Than Warhol Allows!
Aside from his asinine lawsuits, isn't he in flagrant violation of The Andy Warhol Principle of Fame?
"It's not the history that counts. It's not the patriotism. What it is, is these people want to get their religious views in our government," Newdow said. Dude, what the hell are you talking about? "These people"? I guess that's everybody that doesn't agree with you, right Mikey?
'You Know Who' Is At It Again!
- "I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all, it is extremely serious, but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing."
He draws parallels between those who dispute global warming, and its investment implications, with Neville Chamberlain and others who wanted to appease the Nazis before World War II.
Now really, aren't you glad...I mean, really, REALLY, SUPER DUPER glad...that this guy doesn't live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Huh? Aren't you?
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Free WiFi For All
Of course, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Most of the time, even if you get a free lunch from someone, you've had to do something to earn it. At work maybe it's hitting a certain number of sales or exceeding a goal. Or maybe you won that free lunch from winning a bet...oops, I mean wager. Ultimately, a free and no-stings-attached lunch is the minority.
So what's up with cities jumping on the free WiFi bandwagon? Is WiFi a Public Utility? Are they looking at WiFi and defining it as a public utility? But is it really free? Is distributing WiFi by a government entity (and calling it "free") something cities should be providing or getting involved in? Should government, at any level - local, state, federal - be in the business of providing goods or services to its people that can be handled and provided by businesses in the private sector?
Once the camels nose of government is in the tent of private business it's there permanently. Take cable television. Because of government, and only because of government, cable TV is a legal and regulated monopoly. You disagree? You live in the suburb of 'Westview' and are served by XYZ Cable Communications Co. But you really prefer the pricing and channels offered by ZYX Cable across town in 'Eastview'. Sorry, you can't get ZYX Cable in Westview. You'll have to sell you house and move to Eastview if you want ZYX Cable.
The cost for Free WiFi from your city will be paid for by hidden costs. There is no free lunch. Unless you're a politician on the take. Is that an oxymoron? If today "it's" free from the government, at any level, you can almost bet...I mean wager...that a fee or tax will be assessed to it tomorrow. Nothing from government is free. You're not even going to get it at cost.
Here's three items that mix well together: E-mail, privacy and the government. Yeah, those three mix as well as children, gasoline, and a non-childproof lighter manufactured in China. Privacy? Why don't you let your government officials proofread and spellcheck your personal, handwritten letters and listen in on your phone conversations as well. You want to hop on a WiFi connection provided to you by the government?
I don't pretend to have all the answers to cities providing free WiFi. But there are some questions that need answering before cities just start blanketing their boundaries with "Free" WiFi.
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