Saturday, July 29, 2006
The Khat In The Hat!
The men are among 44 people arrested around the country by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Members of the local Somali community says this is a case of a cultures clashing.
"Khat has been part of Somali culture for many years," said Omar Jamal, director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center.
"In their minds, their not committing any crimes. Those people feel that Khat is very normal, like having a cup of coffee in the morning. It's an obvious clash of two different cultures, two different legal systems, two different mind sets..."
14 Arrested in Seattle in Khat Sting:
DEA agents arrested 14 members of greater Seattle's Somali community, each on two felony counts of conspiracy to import and distribute the drug that is commonly chewed like tobacco in countries such as Somalia, Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia. If found guilty, they could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. All 14 pleaded not guilty and were held pending further court appearances.
On the streets of Muslim communities in Great Britain, local grocery markets legally sell a narcotic stimulant called khat (pronounced "cot"”). Green bundles of the leafy plant wrapped in banana leaves sit inside beverage coolers next to Snapple and Coca-Cola.
Khat is chewed like tobacco to produce a euphoric state that can turn into an outburst of irrational violence according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is imported from places like Yemen, Kenya and Somalia into Great Britain at the rate of some 30 tons per month. It is sold legally throughout Great Britain, mostly in neighborhoods densely populated by North African Muslim immigrants to whom khat chewing at home is as common as coffee drinking in America.
Khat has been grown for use as a stimulant for centuries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. There, chewing khat predates the use of coffee and is used in a similar social context. Its fresh leaves and tops are chewed or, less frequently, dried and consumed as tea, in order to achieve a state of euphoria and stimulation.
I can't be the only person who is tired of hearing lawbreakers trying to explain or blame their actions on being "a cultural thaaang." You break the law of the country you are IN and you've broken the law. The "culture and customs of the old country" just doesn't play into the matter.
If you break the law of the country you are IN you need to be ready to face the consequences. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. And I write this as someone who firmly believes that the War on Drugs is a waste of time and a complete failure (and some of you Liberals out there think I'm a "Right Winger" - ha!).
So until drugs are legalized the law of the land is what has to trump "culture".
Oh Dave, you're ranking "our culture" above other cultures, you're such a xenophobe. Uh - far from that. Should the U.S. allow criminals to be punished by being stoned to death because that is how an immigrant's prior culture does it?
Consider...In 1980 the World Health Organization classified khat as a drug of abuse that can produce mild to moderate psychic dependence.
Cathine is in Schedule IV and cathinone is in Schedule I of the U.S. Controlled Substance Act. The 1993 DEA rule placing cathinone in Schedule I noted that it was effectively also banning khat:
Cathinone is the major psychoactive component of the plant Catha edulis (khat). The young leaves of khat are chewed for a stimulant effect. Enactment of this rule results in the placement of any material which contains cathinone into Schedule I.
In the UK, Cathine and Cathinone are Class C drugs. The plant Catha edulis is uncontrolled. In Germany, Cathine is a controlled substance, and ownership and sale of the plant is illegal. Similar levels of control exist throughout most other European countries.
Well, I don't know any Liberal that would disagree with the WHO, right?
And we always wondered why the Cat acted a little goofy!
Friday, July 28, 2006
A lozenge that releases a dose of nicotine when sucked is the latest focus of a long-brewing controversy whether access to smoking cessation products should be as easy as walking into a convenience store.
The site splits up Candy Cigs into American Candy Cigarettes and Non-U.S. Candy Cigarettes.
Some of the artwork on the Candy Cig packages is quite interesting.
Feelin' like you may Strike Lucky?
Surely Little BobDog wouldn't sell something that's harmful, would he? He's so cute!
Poor Little BobDog...he looks like he's in pain after Being Attacked by Strawberries on this package. Damn contemptible evil strawberries!
New York Candy Cigarettes, anyone?
Or perhaps your flave is more Manhattan. Or Chicago? San Fran?
Or California brand? And why isn't the clown wearing pants. What's up with that?
Then there's Liberty Candy Cigarettes. I'm guessing Liberals wouldn't like them because they don't like freedom.
And then there's Guns, and guns and candy cigarettes are a great mixer, aren't they?
The globe trotting crowd has their Krakatoa brand.
And if you have any breath left in you after climbing the mountain, you can fire up a Everest Candy Cigarette!
Or Paris? Maybe Mexico?
And it's not the Gondola brand of candy cigs that you have to worry about as much as the health hazards from the polluted waters should you fall out of the gondola. Yikes!
Motorcycles and their enthusiasts have Their Special Candy Cig Brand as well! Zoooooooom!
Bubble Gum? HA! It's Right There For The Taking!
And Come On! If you can't trust Popeye then damn, who can you trust...
... Tom and Jerry, maybe?
And Poots...pee-yew! Who farted? Oh, that's 'Boots', sorry.
And my personal favorite, ATTACK brand candy cigs.
Smoke 'em, or eat 'em (if they're candy), if you got 'em.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
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** Embracing the word NeoCon. There's nothing wrong with being a NeoCon!
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** "This misuse of civilians as shields and swords requires a reassessment of the laws of war."
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** The Pot Meets The Kettle. A Very Black and Dirty Pot, to be exact.
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** If you haven't yet voted for any of the Blogs Of Summer, I think you still have time. Did you know that voting for my blog will add ten healthy years to your life and I will personally send you a check for $100? It's true! Okay, actually it's not true. No study has shown that reading my blog will extend your life, but then again no study has shown that it will reduce your lifespan either. Nor am I sending you $100. Sorry.
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** Divisive Democratic Dean Declares Divisiveness Downright Dastardly, Draws Derision. Delicious!
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** Still using that Liberal Heinz ketchup? WHY? Switch to "W Ketchup".
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** Man In A Can (Bwa-HA)! From: iHillary
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** Movies We Will Not See. Well, we hope Hollywood won't produce them.
Flashback: Happy Fun Ball
The voiceover narration is by the greatly missed Phil Hartman.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Mixeye.com: How To Negotiate With Terrorists
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From a global viewpoint, MixEye sees itself as simply one portal to the growing network of legitimate, publically shared news outside of existing mainstream reporting avenues.
So thanks, MixEye, for the opportunity in publishing my post, and giving it an increase in circulation and readership. I appreciate it.
One Hit News
In a related article, (Liberal Spinners) Media Madders says Coulter's words are An "Attack" on Clinton. Yeah, leave it to Media Madders to judge an "attack" piece.
The EX-President with an unidentified friend.
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** " 'N Sync" band member Lance Bass Reveals He Is Gay.
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** Celeb Mo'Nique Plays the race card in a United Airlines spat:
"I won't [fly United again], and I hope no other black person will fly them either," she told the Daily News
TV star Mo'Nique got kicked off a United Airlines flight Sunday after getting into a spat with a flight attendant...
[The] incident started when her hair stylist stashed a hair dryer in a first-class bin. While Mo'Nique was flying in the front of the cabin, her aide was in coach., and this time the comedian isn't laughing - she's crying racism.
"This happens to black people all the time, and they don't have a voice. I have a voice."
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This guy says "Get ready to puke your guts out."
Did Nancy Pelosi Step Over The Line?
She said it on the Ed Schultz Show.
You also should be able to get to the actual audio clip RIGHT HERE.
Now clearly Ms. Pelosi is simply repeating talking points of those darn Neocons Bush and Cheney, all of which is masterfully masterminded by the insidious Karl Rove, right?
Will The Insane Far Left Clown Posse throw Ms. Pelosi under the wheels like they did with Zell Miller and are now doing with Joe Lieberman?
C'mon all you Lefties out there, pony up the same standard to Pelosi as you have to others that you've dissed.
Nancy Pelosi, Hardcore Neocon - CA
Sympathy For The Terrorists
You do know, and you do realize - don't you - that 99.9% of the entire Middle East would be, and would have been, peaceful throughout the decades if only various Terrorist groups would put down their weapons and seek - as you Lefties love to say - diplomacy rather than war. You do know this, right? You do admit this, right? You don't? How can you be so blind?
The current conflict on the Israel and Lebanon border, involving Hezbollah and its supporters, wouldn't exist had Hezbollah not captured two Israeli soldiers and not taken them as hostages. No capture, no hostage, no war. It's that simple.
Had the Lebanese government agreed to do what it promised the United Nations it would do, work towards reducing Hezbollah terrorism and reigning in the terrorist elements, there wouldn't be a present day war going on in the Middle East.
Is it because Hezbollah is part of the "democratically elected" Lebanese government that inclines you Lefties into supporting Hezbollah? What if through some freak of Liberal Legislature the United States allowed, oh - I don't know - repeat sexual offenders to become a political party and they became part of our government and legislature. Or what if Child Molesters of America were a recognized political party and it was quietly condoned and acquiesced by the other political parties? Would we give those groups an Official Voice recognized by our body politic?
The best part of all is that the rest of us already know how the Left deals with "lawbreakers", depending on what laws are being broken and by whom. The Left leans towards countless allowances of rehabilitation and appeals for certain types of lawbreakers like murderers (Stanley Tookie Williams), dictators (Fidel Castro) and their politically biased selective wars (Kosovo War good, Iraq War bad).
But by god, the Lefties will not tolerate and they will use the full force of the law - and even go beyond it - when it comes to a religious group in Waco, Texas, a 5-year old Cuban boy, the fast-tracked execution of a Timothy McVeigh or demanding the hide of Augusto Pinochet.
It's amazing how quickly the Left can mobilize and stay steadfastly unified in their mindset when it comes to an Elian Gonzalez or a Branch Davidian situation. For one year the Left relentlessly continued their mantra of Elian Must Go Back To Cuba. The Left endlessly accuses the Bush Administration of not having an End Game Plan in Iraq when what was the Left's End Game Plan for Elian? For Waco? "Just do it as dirty and as quickly as you can and get it off the front page."
The Left doesn't want a country to defend itself. The Left doesn't want an individual to defend him or herself. The Left doesn't want anyone to stand up for anything - well, except for what the Left wants you to believe about them. Then it's Achtung Baby!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
She's Ready For Her Close-Up, Mr. DeMille
Salsa Vista Films Presents...
"I, Hillary Clinton, am ready for my Close-Up, Mr. DeMille."
Hey Lefties, So How's That Cowboy Diplomacy Thing Workin' For 'Ya?
So, Libs, how's that Cowboy Diplomacy working for 'ya? Do you think it's a phrase that will 'K Street' for 'ya? Does 'Cowboy Diplomacy' have the same 'Abu Ghraib' 'Jack Abramoff' staying power as past lexicon ammo in your cannons?
Is 'Cowboy Diplomacy' 'Katrina-ing' enough for you? Is it a term that you desperately cling to with hopes it will sustain over time? Does the expression 'Cowboy Diplomacy' have that 'Halliburton' pizzazz and bling that you so 'Diebold'?
Is 'Cowboy Diplomacy' your latest 'Hanging Chad'? Does it have that certain je na sais quoi you require? Will it 'John Bolton' for you? Will it get the "My Pet Goat" crowd back on their feet? Is 'Cowboy Diplomacy' the topnotch 'Occupation' catch phrase for the 'Lila Lipscomb' crowd? Does 'Cowboy Diplomacy' 'Sheehan' enough for you? Is it 'Tom Delay' good? Is it 'Roveilicious'? Does it roll off your tongue like 'No War For Oil'?
Industrial Sized X-Ray Machines Needed
More and more obese people are unable to get full medical care because they are either too big to fit into scanners, or their fat is too dense for X-rays or sound waves to penetrate, radiologists reported on Tuesday.
Actually, what the study didn't say is that ALL Americans are healthy and in-shape. It's just that the three people below are soooooooooooooooo grossly overweight, that they skew the statistics for the rest of the nation.
"Feed Us," they collectively cried as the waiter once again passed them by, carrying meals to a table that was not theirs. "Feed Us, We're Hungry!", shouted the Three Tonners who had not eaten since leaving their repsective limousines when they made their way to the door of the restaurant. Famine was close at hand. Would they have to resort to cannibalism in order to survive?
Zombies To The Left of Me...
Here I am -
Stuck in the Middle With you!
Zombies Arrested in Minneapolis for simulated Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Six friends spruced up in fake blood and tattered clothing were arrested in downtown Minneapolis on suspicion of toting "simulated weapons of mass destruction."
Police said the group were allegedly carrying bags with wires sticking out, making it look like a bomb, while meandering and dancing to music as part of a "zombie dance party" Saturday night.
Dressing up like characters from the movie "Night of the Living Dead" might have been OK, but toting bags with what police said appeared to be protruding wires apparently crossed a line.
A friend of the group said the arrests were overkill and that the suspicious devices were homemade stereos.
Zombie dances and raves have been around for some time. Last fall, for example, nearly 200 people, most shrouded in tattered clothes and bluish makeup, participated in a "zombie pub crawl" in Northeast Minneapolis.
Z-z-z-z O-o-o-o M-m-m-m B-b-b-b I-i-i-i E-e-e-e- :
We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause Zombies don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no Zombies of mine..
Past Careers of Hillary Clinton
She's been an avid duck hunter,
A Yankees Fan,
Monday, July 24, 2006
One Hit News
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice travels to Mid East.
Of Hyenas And Maggots, Op/Ed by Youssef Ibrahim in the N.Y. Sun.
As if anyone 1) cares, 2) listens, or 3) gives a damn...Kofi Annan wants an immediate cessation of hostilities.
Well there Kofi, you don't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you may find you get what you need.
The Always Defiant Kofi Annan
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** Fifth London Bomber of 7/7/2005 Opted Out Carrying Out Attack.
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** Two Teens Killed By Lightening.
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** Man Threatens The BubbaCheese:
According to the affidavit, [James L.] Williford denied that he said threatening remarks about [Bill] Clinton during an interview with Secret Services agents. However, he did say the thought Clinton was a "communist mole for the Red Chinese."
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** Hunger Strike Hoopla Hospitalizes Hussein:
"Does Chili's deliver?"
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** Study shows men who sleep with partner MORE STUPID!
Austrian scientists suggest that for a man, sharing a bed can momentarily decrease brain power. A bed mate disturbs men's sleep thus affecting their mental ability and stress hormone levels the following day.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Breakfast With Pee Wee
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Actor Jack Warden Dies
Jack Warden, an Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor who played gruff cops, coaches and soldiers in a career that spanned five decades, has died. He was 85.
Warden, who lived in Manhattan, died Wednesday at a hospital in New York, Sidney Pazoff, his longtime business manager, said in Los Angeles Friday.
"Everything gave out. Old age," Pazoff said. "He really had turned downhill in the past month; heart and then kidney and then all kinds of stuff."
His numerous big-screen roles included a news editor in 1976's "All the President's Men," Paul Newman's law partner in 1982's "The Verdict" and the president in the 1979 Peter Sellers movie "Being There."
His later roles came in Woody Allen's 1994 "Bullets Over Broadway"; Beatty's 1998 political satire "Bulworth" and the 2000 football movie "The Replacements."
Full Filmography HERE.
Jack Warden 1920-2006
Weapons Cache Found; Mosque Used As Terror Cell
The raid led to the capture of 20 suspected terrorists, without a shot being fired, or any injuries reported.
According to Coalition authorities, as terrorists tried to place a bomb near Yusufiyah, the device went off, killing one and wounding two others.
As Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, began to investigate the blast, they located and detained 4 terrorists at a sheik's house.
In a search of the house, soldiers from the Multinational Division Baghdad, Company D, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, found a weapons cache "consisting of rocket-propelled-grenade launchers, anti-personnel mines, rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, 60 mm mortar rounds, and .50 caliber rounds."
Elements from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division searched the Ma'ath Bin Jabal Mosque and found a weapons cache. The soldiers were conducting census operations with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment when they were attacked. The Soldiers entered the mosque in mid-afternoon in order to conduct the search.
"We make every effort to respect religious and cultural sensitivities, but when insurgents use these sites we must take appropriate action to protect ourselves and innocent Iraqis," said Colonel MacFarland, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division - the "Ready First" Combat Team.
Teddy DrunkenBinge Bear!
Press his stomach and The Teddy DrunkenBinge Bear speaks many cute and whimsical phrases, such as, "Bartender, another round"; "My spouse doesn't know about this hotel"; "Son, give me one of the blues and two of the reds"; and, "After you fall asleep I'm going to do naughty things to you!"
Start training your Little Liberal Eichmann early with the Teddy DrunkenBinge Bear.
***Faux Neckbrace Included!
Friday, July 21, 2006
How To Negotiate With Terrorists
Through their "democratic" election, Lebanon has given legitimacy to terrorists by making them part of their government. Lebanon now has tangible evidence of just how bad an idea it is to formally recognize terrorists as part of its legislative process.
The United Nations, led by the ineffective and foolish Kofi Annan, is incapable of contributing a solution to the Israel-Lebanon-Hezbollah conflict. The UN required Lebanon to disarm Hezbollah. Huh - that didn't happen, amazing, isn't it?
Can any Liberal out there tell me how someone is supposed to negotiate with terrorists? Can any Liberal out there tell me how someone is supposed to negotiate with someone who is intent on killing and destroying you? Do you Liberals really believe that terrorists will work diplomatically to end their mission of death and destruction of not only Israel, but any group or people they define as their enemy?
Terrorism is a malignant cancer. It must be destroyed. Terrorists cannot live in harmony with the civilized world no matter how much Liberals want to pretend and make believe otherwise.
Israel has relinquished and returned land that they once occupied to their enemies under the guise that returning this land will result in peace. The only part of this accord that didn't work is that the terrorists didn't keep their part of the deal - imagine that! So much of what we are seeing today in the Middle East is the fallout from the foreign policy failures of the Clinton Administration that were not only ineffective but nothing more than a band-aid on a critical wound. The 1993 Oslo Accord - pfffhhht - as worthless as the paper it was written on.
Israel didn't break peace agreement after peace agreement after peace agreement. Israel didn't initiate and instigate attacks that violated any number of peace agreements throughout the decades. Gee, who could it be, maybe the Terrorists? You Liberals out there - you aren't seriously surprised that Terrorists didn't keep their word for peace once Israel gave up Gaza and parts of Lebanon, are you?
Now we have the Lebanese Government saying that if the scale of the war increases on the part of Israel, that Lebanon's military will join with Hezbollah to fight against the Israelis! Tell me again, Liberals, which group is predisposed to war and vows death and destruction to its perceived enemies?
The War on Terrorism will end - it will be over - when terrorists give up their violence and instead agree to peace, or when the civilized world destroys, kills or permanently incarcerates terrorists and their sponsors.
Terrorists cannot try to seek legitimacy and recognition by being part of an elected government - at least not until they prove that they've permanently put down their weapons and to date, they have proven themselves fully unable to do just that.
Hezbollah is targeting civilians and civilian populations with their rockets. Israel is targeting known Hezbollah inhabitations and the Hezbollah militia. Hezbollah hides behind civilians, women and children. Nice Play By The Rules this group is, eh?
Charles Kratuhammer is right, this is a defining moment where the world can multi-laterally condemn Hezbollah - and it has - and permit Israel to respond by whatever extent it needs to, to either destroy Hezbollah or return to peace on Israel's terms.
Israel is more than capable of handling this situation. Israel prepares for situations like this all the time, they've been doing it for decades. Terrorism has plagued Israel since its inception. No other country has endured and experienced the unrelenting attacks as has Israel.
It appears the only act of aggression that the Left is against is when the aggressor is a five-year-old Cuban boy or when a group of individuals, not harming anyone, hole themselves up in their place of worship. Then the Left suddenly turns into a militant hawk.
Q & A: Lebanon's Elections; Christian Science Monitor
Who's Who In Lebanon Election; BBC
Hezbollah Sweeps South Lebanon Ticket; BBC
Lebanon's Elections: Free But Not Fair; Washington Post
Oh No! Bakri Can't Go!
Exiled preacher of hate Omar Bakri has begged the Royal Navy to rescue him from war-torn Beirut.
The Muslim cleric who fled Britain last year, tried to board a ship full of women and children yesterday but was turned away.
He also wrote to the British embassy asking to be allowed back on" humanitarian grounds".
In an email to officials, dole scrounger Bakri pleaded: "The current situation in Beirut left me without any choice but to appeal to you to grant me a visit visa to see my children for one month."
But his bid to sneak on one of our ships was blocked at harbour gates by sharp-eyed officials.
Bakri is the eloquent individual who, through the years, has made such notable statements as the following:
Sheikh Bakri acknowledged that he lives on social benefits from the British government: "He receives nearly £300 a week in state handouts for himself, his [Lebanese] wife, and their five (as of 1996) children. He told the Mirror, 'Islam allows me to take the benefit the system offers. I'm fully eligible. It is very difficult for me to get a job. Anyway, most of the leadership of the Islamic movement is on [state] benefit.'"
After the bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, Bakri said that even if it was proven that bin Laden was responsible for the bombings in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Tanzania, "those still remain legitimate acts." He added, "The American troops in the Gulf region are there to fight against Islam and Muslims. Their presence is not legitimate and fighting against them is the duty of every Muslim. The American bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan, the war against Iraq and America's blind support for the Israeli enemy - these are acts of war against Allah and his Prophet."
After the American missile attack on Afghanistan and the Sudan, Bakri read an announcement, that he said had come directly from bin Laden, to the Italian daily La Repubblica on August 24, 1998. The announcement said, "...The war has begun. Our response to the barbaric bombardment against Muslims of Afghanistan and Sudan will be ruthless and violent...". Bakri added, "Our response could happen in any corner of the world. Retaliation for the U.S. attacks will end only when the last American soldier has left Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, and when the embargo against Iraq is over"...We will not give a truce to America."
Bakri's radical ideological doctrine is manifested in many different spheres. On several occasions, Bakri has expressed his hatred of Jews. He had "Kill the Jews" posters printed, and claimed that these were not his words but the words of the "scriptures." 
Bakri also called for the death of playwright Terence McNally for portraying Jesus Christ, considered by Islam to be a prophet, as a homosexual in his play Corpus Christi. Bakri also reportedly urged all homosexuals to throw themselves from Big Ben. In response, the Lesbian Avengers and Outrage, two London-based gay-rights groups, held a mock trial for Bakri, issuing a "Queer Fatwa" that read: "Omar Bakri Muhammad is hereby sentenced to 1,000 years of relentless sodomitical torment."
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., Bakri told the BBC that "what happened was a direct consequence of the evil foreign policy of the USA."
No, Omar, Lebanon is good place for you. As a matter of fact, go hang with Hezbollah. I'm sure they'll protect you.
Omar Bakri, Proud, Stolid, a Fighter!
The Scariness Starts Today!
...AND HIS OTHER MOVIE ABOUT THAT OTHER SCARY THING-A-MA-JOBBY ABOUT A VILLAGE THAT WASN'T REALLY SCARY BUT YOU TELL YOURSELF IT WAS BECAUSE YOUR FRIENDS WHO SAW IT SAID IT WAS SCARY AND YOU WANT TO BE LIKE THEM...
...THE ULTIMATE IN HORROR...
Thursday, July 20, 2006
HNN: Hillary News Network™© (or: What's MrsSatan Up To Now?)
[Donors included Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Chris Rock, Bette Midler, James Caan,] Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples, who gave $2,000, and director Rob Reiner, who gave $3,200. Billy Crystal donated $4,000, and Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger gave $2,100.
MrsStinkySatanPoo: "Why all you Hollywood Liberals sure do smell all nice and flowery. Thanks for the cash! Hi-Dee Ho!"
It's ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.
Garafoolio Leaves Majorassity Report
Janeane Garofalo has stepped down as fulltime co-host of the evening "Majority Report" on Air America. She will do guest-hosting and fill-ins. Sam Seder, whose relationship with Garofalo at times was reportedly edgy, will continue as "Majority Report" host.
Now how will I clean my oven? I used set a radio near my oven and depend on Jeaneanneanneanne's caustic and rust-stripping voice to vaporize the gunk and grime in my oven. It worked too! Damn...just damn.
One Hit News
I guess it's only a matter of time until the Insane Liberal Clown Posse labels BubbaCheese as "not liberal enough". Nawww, wait, the ILCP wouldn't do that...would they?
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** Speaking of BubbaCheese, This Doc says Ol' Slick is Hypomanic. Really? Noooooooo. Really? Noooooo.
He tends to be charismatic. He also tends to have a stuck accelerator. He's impulsive, risk-taking, perhaps sexually indiscreet, given to grandiosity, unconfined by convention and consumed excitedly with ideas - some great, some absurd.
** Did Jump Day Cure the so-called problem of Global Warming?
Answer: No. Rob Reiner, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael al-Moore were all on separate continents and their simultaneous jumps (well, as much as any one of these three can actually jump, anyway...) negated any negligible effect the jump could have had.
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** The Value of Human Life is $42,857.14:
Families of victims in last year's shootings on the Red Lake Indian Reservation have settled a lawsuit against the school district for $1 million. The settlement was to be distributed among 21 families of shooting victims. Olsen said how the money will be divided among families hasn't been determined. The amount includes $100,000 set aside for potential other victims who haven't yet come forward, he said.
** Drowning Boy Rescued With Fishing Pole:
Fourteen-year-old Tou Ger Yang is lucky to be alive. He nearly drowned while trying to retrieve some trash that had fallen into Gervais Mill Pond in Little Canada, Minn. "I went into the water to go grab the bottle. I couldn't make it back," said Tou Ger. "I had on jeans. They made me heavy. I was sinking down to the bottom."
Some of his cousins, jumped into try and save him. They weren't able to reach him using conventional rescue methods. When all failed, Tou Ger's cousin Kong Vang improvised. He cast his fishing rod to retrieve him. It took three tries. "It was actually a bobber," he said, "a fake worm with two hooks on it."
Tou Ger weighs 105 pounds. That much weight should have snapped the eight-pound fishing line his cousins were using, but lucky line helped reel the young fisherman in." "They slowly pulled me in," said Tou Ger. "That's why I'm still here.
** Maryland's EXTORTION of Wal-Mart gets Bee-aatch Slapped By Judge:
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz decided that the Maryland Fair Share Health Care Fund Act would have hurt Wal-Mart by requiring it to track and allocate benefits for its Maryland employees in a different way from how it keeps track of employee benefits in other states.
Motz cited the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which he said pre-empts state laws regarding employee benefit plans.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The Research Can Continue. It's The FEDERAL FUNDING That's Been Removed
American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos and I'm not going to allow it," [President Bush] said.
The 2001 ban provides government money only for so-called lines of stem cells that already existed when the order came into effect, not for any new lines.
Two other less controversial bills received unanimous backing from the Senate, and were signed into law by President Bush.
When I took office, there was no federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. Under the policy I announced five years ago, my administration became the first to make federal funds available for this research, yet only on embryonic stem cell lines derived from embryos that have already been destroyed.
My administration has made available more than $90 million for research on these lines.
What I sought in 2001 when I set forth my administration's policy [is] allowing federal funding for research on embryonic stem cell lines where the life-and-death decision had already been made.
This balanced approach has worked. Under this policy, 21 human embryonic stem cell lines are currently in use in research that is eligible for federal funding. Each of these lines can be replicated many times and, as a result, the National Institutes of Health have helped make more than 700 shipments to researchers since 2001.
There is no ban on embryonic stem cell research. To the contrary, even critics of my policy can see that these federally funded lines are being used in research every day by scientists around the world.
** The Sequence of Events in the Middle East.
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** The Left Wants To See Israel Defeated.
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** Patrick Buchanan...Senile?
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** Exodus from Lebanon: Do some folks Want The Princess Cruise lines to usher them away from Lebanon in luxury?
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** One Family, One Goal: Escape Lebanon.
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** The UN Will Do Away with Home Schooling.
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** AND...HEY DONOVAN... What's Going On?
Time To Take-Out Hezbollah?
The other Arabs have spoken, too. In a stunning development, the 22-member Arab League criticized Hezbollah for provoking the current crisis. It is unprecedented for the Arab League to criticize any Arab party while it is actively engaged in hostilities with Israel.
They are therefore eager to see Hezbollah disarmed and defanged.
Everyone agrees it must be done. But who to do it? No one. The Lebanese are too weak. The Europeans don't invade anyone. After its bitter experience of 20 years ago, the U.S. has a Lebanon allergy. And Israel could not act out of the blue because it would immediately have been branded the aggressor and forced to retreat.
Hence the golden, unprecedented opportunity. Hezbollah makes a fatal mistake. It crosses the U.N.-delineated international frontier to attack Israel, kill soldiers and take hostages. This cross-border aggression is so naked that even Russia joins in the G-8 summit communique blaming Hezbollah for the violence and calling for the restoration of Lebanese sovereignty in the south.
But only one country has the capacity to do the job. That is Israel, now recognized by the world as forced into this fight by Hezbollah's aggression. The road to a solution is therefore clear: Israel liberates south Lebanon and gives it back to the Lebanese.
GUESS THAT MOUTH!
(Cue Wild Audience Applause)
Gene: "Welcome to GUESS THAT MOUTH!
The rules of the game are simple. Below me are twenty close-up pictures of the mouths of liberals. You have to guess whose mouth belongs to whom!
Now, here are some clues for you; as of today, all of these people are alive and as I said, they are all liberals. They could even be described as Extreme and Bitter Liberals. They range from the political, media and entertainment areas of our lives.
Good Luck! And now let's play... GUESS THAT MOUTH!"
Text ANSWERS are found in the comments section below, the first entry.
Full PHOTO ANSWER located H E R E.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
No More Mister Nice Guy
Bubba Clinton: The Bestest Liar of All (Really, He Puts Even Al Franken To Shame!)
Bill Clinton Supports Israel:
"The Israelis know that if the Iraqi or the Iranian army came across the Jordan River, I would personally grab a rifle, get in a ditch, and fight and die," Clinton told the crowd at a fund-raising event for a Toronto Jewish charity Monday. (August 04, 2002)
[She said] the Jewish state was upholding "American values".
"We are here to show solidarity and support for Israel," Senator Clinton told thousands of people who rallied outside the UN offices in New York. "We will stand with Israel, because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones."
Senator Clinton said she supported whatever steps were necessary to defend Israel against Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Syria in the military conflict in the Middle East.
The Center of The Axis Of Evil and Its Original Architects: BubbaCheese and MrsSatan
Bush Swears - Liberals Get Their Colostomy Bags All In A Bundle
Blair: Well ... it's only if I mean ... you know. If she's got a ... or if she needs the ground prepared as it were ... Because obviously if she goes out, she's got to succeed, if it were, whereas I can go out and just talk.
Bush: You see, the ... thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hizbullah to stop doing this shit and it's over.
Why, even the Rapidly Aging Corpse, the STD carrying, Mike Malloy pretended to be offended. Hey Mikey, I hear there's things penicillin just can't fix!
What a bunch of hypocrites.
Labels: Malloy The Rotting Corpse
Disproportionate Responses To Violent Attacks
The current situation between Israel and Hezbollah gives rise to the question, or more accurately the statement by many, that the response by Israel is disproportionate to the actions being taken by the Terrorists. From heads of state to politicians, and political talking heads to Liberal Radio Talking Heads - like Stephanie Miller and Al Franken on their Monday programs - keep saying the response by Israel is disproportionate. Miller said that "war is supposed to be proportionate." Really? It seems that equal and proportionate responses would lead to a protracted timeline thereby leading to a quagmire, but perhaps I'm wrong.
What reaction was asked, more like required, of Israel during the Clinton Terms? "Show restraint." And Israel did show restraint, to their disadvantage, which is one reason why Israel is experiencing its current situation.
Have you ever attended the soccer game of a young child where there is no officially declared winner of the game. Along with a No Loser Mentality that extends well into high school, with non-graduates permitted to attend graduation ceremonies and "walk the graduation walk", a No Loser Mentality has permeated the political world of the Lefties. The Left doesn't lose elections, they have Moral Victories.
The No Loser Mentality is fine - I guess - with under 6 years of age soccer, but it's inappropriate and defeatist to apply in the arena of real life. There are losers in life. Businesses lose customers, companies lose bids and teams lose games. This doesn't mean they're bad people or not decent individuals. But the mistake made by the No Loser Mentality Crowd is carrying that concept into the real world thinking that it can be effective and useful, especially when dealing with Terrorists whose only goal is to kill, maim and destroy others.
The world will always have its share of people who are unadulterated pacifists, defeatists and apologists. And this group of people cannot be depended on, or counted on, to defend the freedom and lives of the rest of us who don't ascribe to pacifism and defeatism.
Those of us who believe in defending ourselves, who believe that there are winners and losers based on values of what is right and what is wrong, are the ones that do the "heavy lifting".
How will the lefties feel if they are forced - at the end of a machete - to five times per day pray to a god that they don't believe exists? Continuing down a path of liberal mentality in politics will get us there. Get some kneepads and get ready to be forced to pray if the lefties return to a political majority.
Here's an open secret: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and other democratic Arabic countries don't like Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist organizations any more than does Israel. Any Terrorist would decapitate a fellow Arab - provided the Terrorist could justify that that Arab was "an enemy" - just as quickly as they would, and have, decapitated non-Arabs.
I wonder how long Germany, Russia or China would tolerate a missile attack without retaliating with an overwhelming and conquering response. I'm guessing not too long. I left France of the list for obvious reasons. Their reaction would be capitulation.
Israel's response is not disproportionate or harsh. They have every right and reason to defend and protect themselves.
Monday, July 17, 2006
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** Nobody adheres to Peace Accords anymore in the Middle East, do they ?
** If it walks, looks and sounds like a war, then it's a War.
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** The Blogs of Summer Heat Up.
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** Fausta has A New Home! Same elegant Fausta, just a new domo.
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** Is THIS WHY the Middle East is in Deep Sh*t? Cheeky, very cheeky.
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** Words, they're just words, right?
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** One you get HERE you have to scroll down a bit to get to the post, but it's worth it. Do you use margarine or butter? You may rethink your choice after reading the post. H/T: To Guy K because I found the link through him. Thanks Guy!
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** Canadians Gone Wild? Might not be Safe For Work (but worth risking it - trust me!)
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