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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

None of us would be freely celebrating the New Year without the service of the finest Men and Women on the face of the Earth: Those in the military who currently serve, those who have served and who have given of themselves to a greater good: protecting our Freedom and our Great Country.

When you ring in the New Year tonight remember Them. Thank Them. Give Them your unending Gratitude. They deserve every molecule of our appreciation.


Victoria Climbie / Franklin Coverup

Please...someone tell me what is wrong with This Story?
For those unfamiliar with the story Here is a recap.
Is her death part of a Larger Conspiracy? I don't know. I've spent a decent amount of time reading up and searching for articles on the allegations of Voodoo. And don't laugh. Voodoo practitioners take their "religion" Very Seriously.

Voodoo background and history HERE.

Child Sacrifices real or not? Again, I don't know...you read it, you decide.

Is the above nothing more than fictional conspiracy theories or is there a Factual Basis behind it?

Why would the Washington Times run the story if it were a hoax?

Tell me if This is a hoax or not?

I don't know...I wish I did. Something is going on. We need to know the truth on this, and the sooner the better.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Ted Rall: Decapitated

Ted Rall..."cartoonist"...yeah, uh huh. I think I could swallow ink and puke out better drawings. But that's not the point. Who does this loser think he is?

Well, we can pretty much presume he has no appreciation
for the fine men and women who fight, have fought, and those who have died, to protect his right to spew hate-speech.

And it is pretty much safe to presume that Teddy hates his country and hates being an American. Well, nothing is keeping you from leaving and moving to...Cuba? Iran? Yeah, see how long your infantile tirades would last in those countries.

What's even more funny is that people like Little, Pudgy, Four-Eye Ted list things like THIS
on their own site:
Other wussies like Pudgy Ted list similar things on their sites, saying they will report threatening e-mails to the FBI and local law authorities. Yeah, like those agencies have nothing better to do than to chase after people who would do everyone a favor by taking someone like Pudgy Ted "out".

So, in a Andy Warhol repeated image-way, I present what Ted's Head would look like, in Triplicate, if he were decapitated.

The above is certainly not meant literally or to imply that this a**hole should be beheaded. It's simply me exercising my First Amendment Right to Freedom of Expression.

Ahhhhh, all in a days work .


Michael Crook: Deformed or Just Retarded?

I'm late writing about This story but that's the magic of blogs; you can get into the fracas anytime.

So what's with this guy? Never breast-fed? I think calling him a Detestable Human Being is too kind.

A**shole? Well, we're getting closer. Feces comes to mind...yeah, that's a good word. He looks just like what comes out of the anus, doesn't he?

Is it possible doctors forgot to release the oxygen from his brain after they performed an encephalography on him?

Michael Crook: Making John Merrick look like Brad Pitt.

Fred Phelps: The Ridicule Continues

Here is a unretouched, non-PhotoShopped picture of Freddi Phelps secretly taken at a bar in San Francisco. My source requests total and complete anonymity, and I am only too happy to oblige:

Below is another original, unretouched and non-PhotoShopped picture of the "reverend" during the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco:

Fred Phelps the Tranny. You're the envy of Liberace Freddi. Nice job on those red toenails Freddi.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


This decaying old man claims to be a man of the cloth. This guy...this guy...is a scuzball. A puke. And so are his followers. That's right, you read that right; his followers are scuzballs and pukes. All of 'em.

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All you followers and members of God Hates Fags are a notch below child molesters. You are the bottom of the barrel in terms of utterly useless human beings. It would have been better had all of your parents simply aborted you or sold you into sexual slavery to Uday and Qusay Hussein. Yeah, that's right, in case you're thinking you didn't read what you just read, I'll repeat it: It would have been better for the parents of Fred Phelps and the parents of his current followers to have aborted all of you or sold you into sexual slavery.

Fred Phelps and his lowlife followers preach THIS KIND of Gospel. Grasping at straws, his hate-filled group is now claiming their First Amendment Rights are being violated because their hate speech has been restricted. My what compassion Fred Phelps and his group have.

THIS GROUP promises to
"Shield the mourning family and friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors." I cannot think of a more noble endeavor than thwarting the wretched antics of Phelps and his fellow cretins.

God is very unhappy with you Fred Phelps. He told me so during a conversation last night as we watched NHL hockey; The Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild played a great game beating the Oilers 4-2.

God likes hockey but He doesn't like you Fred Phelps. He said you are the ultimate false prophet preaching hatred. He said you have completely missed the point of compassion and forgiveness. He said it is clear you are mentally imbalanced and that you are unable to grasp the most basic - the most elemental - Biblical message of Love Thy Neighbor.

God said that He thoroughly and totally abhors your vitriolic protests outside the places of worship where you spew your message of hate and intolerance. He said that what you do is unforgivable. That inside that place of worship it is His child that is being mourned and who will be buried. He said you have no right to hate anybody or encourage others to do the same. He is very displeased that you are putting words in His mouth by your tactlessness and malicious regurgitations.

He said He is extremely disappointed in your failings as a human being. He said He hopes those that follow you will leave your misanthropic ministry.

He also said there is time for you to repent, Fred Phelps, but He doubts that you will. God said He suspects you are, and always have been, a latent homosexual. That you are someone who has continually repressed your own feelings to be with another man. And that you therefore take your repressed feelings and direct them in an outwardly hateful and non-Christian manner.

God said to tell you that there is still time for you to repent, Fred Phelps. And that you should convey that same message to your flock. Failure to do so means you are leading them down the wrong path with your animus. Doing otherwise undoubtedly proves you are a False Prophet, lacking of love, compassion, and forgiveness.

To the followers of Fred Phelps, God said do not, under any circumstance, listen to what Fred Phelps says. God said you should immediately leave the Phelps "church" and forget everything he has told you.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

MrsSatan "Recalibrates"

mrssatan says an immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a "big mistake."

Hmmmmm...I always worry about liberals when they are either pro-military or pro-Constitution. Nothing is more scary than a Law and Order Liberal.

More of what MrsSatan said in the same linked article:

A RECALIBRATION ? Heh heh heh. That's so "Carvillian". Damn, what a choice of word selection. Was that word chosen so she isn't the target of Flip Flopping: "I Recalibrated after I Calibrated."

This hosebag, carpetbagging senator from New York is as transparent as the clear, plastic window coverings some people put up in the winter to prevent heat escaping and cold wind entering their homes.

And let's not forget about THIS SCANDAL involving MrsSatan and Bubba The Rapist.

    Some of those targeted by the IRS for audits were women who had accused President Clinton of unwanted sexual advances and even rape. These include Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broddrick and Elizabeth Ward Gracen.

    Also reported is that the primary reason for Hillary's vulnerability is that her college friend, Margaret Milner Richardson, headed the IRS at the time the alleged abuses occurred.

C'mon all you Raving, Rabid, Civil Liberty-Driven, Diseased, Jaundiced, Pea-Sized-Brain, Hate Spewing, Puking Liberals out there -- let me hear you cry "Civil Liberties, Civil Liberties!" Isn't that what you chanted About Nixon?

    As President Nixon used the IRS and the FBI to violate the constitutional rights of privacy and confidentiality, so Clinton has used the IRS and the FBI to file false charges against career civil servants who stood in the way of his political friends...

Of course, just like the item states, will the press investigate and connect-the-dots to MrsSatan and Bubba. Does a bear use toilet paper?

MrsSatan: Recalibrating Her Every Move

Who Will Make The Donuts Now?

I liked THIS GUY. Some may also recall him as the jewelry salesman from "Marathon Man".

Michael Vale was Fred The Baker in the Dunkin' Donuts commercials. More HERE.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Vale. God Bless You.

Who will make the donuts now?

Canada Blames Gun Deaths on U.S.

Oh Canada...Bang, Bang, Bang.
Well, now this can't possibly be happening, can it? I thought Canada had very harsh gun laws...Yes?

And we should listen to These Punks because they know far more than any adults. Lord knows Gangs don't kill people, guns do.

I'd imagine my Northern friends Len at No Rite Turn and The Cannuckistan Chronicles would have some good input into this issue. Guys?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I See Decrepit, Old, Reporters

This stolen pastry looks more like goose poop. A large, swirled goose poop.

    The cinnamon bun, which is said to resemble Mother Teresa, has been stolen from a coffee shop where it has been for the past nine years.

I'm supposed to see Mother Teresa in the Nun Bun. Hmmmm, kinda - but...it's a bit of a stretch, yes?

*****"Nun Bun" Pastry***************Turd*******************Helen Thomas

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I Feel...

...The Earth Move Under My Feet.... I don't know why I linked to that.

Here, maybe Four Maidens at the beach wearing Santa Hats makes up for Orca.

Biggest Richard Ever

Right HERE.

Safe for Work. Honest, would I steer you wrong? Okay...but seriously, it IS SFW.

Eastern England: Snowy Conditions

Snow Hits The UK.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Uh Huh, A-ha!

When I first saw THIS SHOW when it began six years ago I thought it was the lamest, stupidest program I'd ever seen.

Well, it really grew on me, and now I'm addicted to it. I think it's the funniest 'toon around.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that THIS CLIP from "Family Guy" is absolutely and purely comedic genius.

RIP Vincent Schiavelli

One of the most quintessential character actors, (I think), ever, Vincent Schiavelli has died.

Some Bio Facts about him include: speaking fluent Sicilian, authoring three cookbooks, and his grandfather, whom he grew up with, was a cook for an Italian baron before moving to the United States.

I guess if I were an actor, having a large name-recognition factor would be great...something that probably every actor wants.

But there is also the other side, that being, having incredible face recognition with "Who's that guy, he's in everything," reaction that I think would be the pinnacle of acting success.

Mr. Schiavelli reached and surpassed that pinnacle benchmark.

Rest In Peace Mr. Schiavelli.

Chilly Dip

Perhaps George Costanza would have brought up the Shrinkage Factor, with this Icy Cold Water Dip. Can you say "nutts sucked up to your throat"?

I did something like this years ago. Bunch of us at a house on a lake, in the wintertime, the lake frozen. We'd hit the sauna for a while, then run into a hole that we'd cut in the ice, jump in the water, get out, and run back to the sauna. Then warm up and repeat jump into the water. If I tried that now, I'd probably have an instant brain aneurysm.

Sunday, December 25, 2005


Merry Christmas. May your day be blessed.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Kofi Percolates, Boils Over

Not to be outdone by the press coverage of the Trial of Saddam Hussein (see story below), the Always Defiant Kofi Annan, (recently referred to as Dr. Strangeannan) didn't like being questioned about his son DeCaf, about the oil-for-food scandal.

Onlookers say Kofi's head exploded, just like in the movie "Scanners"

The Always Defiant Kofi Annan: Appearing Now on The Lecture Circuit, Shaming Reporters. Call 888-555-UNFY for additional information.

Hussein Trial

Grisly Testimony at the Hussein trial yesterday.

From the San Francisco Chronicle story:

And yet the Liberals would have preferred to deal with Hussein by legal or "justice" methods and/or sanctions (another dozen from the U.N., perhaps?) and embargoes.

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sweeping Searches Begin Immediately

Moments ago, after a 30-day extension of the Patriot Act was approved by the House, intelligence agencies were already taking steps to notify the public of their intentions.

The National Security Agency, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Central Intelligence Agency, The Department of Homeland Security and The White House each issued statements that essentially send the message: "We plan to make the most of this over the next thirty days."

With the Patriot Act being renewed for what appears, at least currently, to be the next thirty days, national law and intelligence organizations said they have a lot to do in a short amount of time.

Speaking for the NSA, East South Regional Director Jim McJim said, "frankly, we don't care if it's thirty days or six months. We've got a lot of spying to do. We are asking people that, if upon returning home your belongings look a bit askew, forgive us, we'll try to leave things the way we find them." McJim added it is unnecessary to call your local law authorities should you find yourself having been subject to one of these searches. "We are above the law," emphasized McJim, "local authorities won't be able to help you."

McJim, asking for the publics' understanding and cooperation stated, "should that picture of grandma not be exactly where you had it, just cut us some slack. We have a lot of searches to cover in a short period of time."

McJim added, "Further, it would be great if the public would just leave their front door unlocked. Cats, dogs and other pets should be secured in a kennel or locked room. Milk and cookies are also nice."

Too Much Hitler Being Taught?

The headline is the claim; Too Much Hitler Being Taught.

The Torture of Hussein: No Evidence

No Evidence.

Hussein responds, calls Bush White House and U.S. Military guards "Liars

You know, this guy Hussein...he could be the next to take over the DNC Chair from Howard Dean if Dean decides to give it up.

Heh heh heh heh...

Heh heh heh heh...click HERE. Funny, yes?

Heh heh heh. ..."George Bush as soon-to-be-former President..." ? Good graphic though, no doubt about that.

Hey, here's goose for the Left to chase: Have you heard about this conspiracy? OMG! You'd better get right on that one.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Future of Woody Allen's Wives/Girlfriends?

I like many of Woody Allen's movies. Disagree with his politics, but the man has made some very funny films. But it occurred to me, his wives and/or girlfriends seem to get progressively younger, don't they?

From Mia Farrow to Diane Keaton and Mariel Hemingway to Soon Yi.

Well, what does the future hold for the women on Woody Allen's arm?

mrssatan contributor T. James Edwards takes a look at how, perhaps, the future unfolds for even younger gal pals, for Woody Allen:

©2005 TJE

Hussein Claims Tortured.

"Americans tortured me," claims Meeester Tough Guy Hussein.

"Oh, Dat's So Sad."

Hussein also claims to have been delivered pizza late at night from aliens outside his cell window and insisted he has spoken with Eleanor Roosevelt.

Others that testified about treatment under the Hussein regime included such tender tales of the benevolent Saddam Hussein:
Nice guys that Saddam had working for him, huh?


"Look at the bruises on my body. Anyone can tell I am a baby. I mean, I was tortured."

MN Cigarette "Fee" Tax Struck Down

The below is from MN Public Radio, so it has to be true, Right?
Oh, gee, all of a sudden the "lawmakers" realized what it's like to have a surplus, only to have something come along and want to take from it? JOIN THE FREAKING CLUB YOU DETACHED FROM REALITY SWILLING SLUGS OF BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES. A surplus exists because YOU OVERCHARGED THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. You RETURN that overcharge, you don't spend it.

The anti-smoking
Nazis recently took this hit.

Is Minnesota turning into the new Marlboro Country?


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Kofi Annan Wins Lottery

Well, sort of. A Lottery of the United Arab Emirates where, the way I read it anyway, Annan will share in a $1 Million environment prize along with ecology activists and scientists.

Previous Recipients of this Honour have been: Jim-mah Ka-ter.

When asked how the Secretary General was going to spend his share of the money, he replied "I'm going to Disneyworld."

Dr. Strangeannan: "Zis is qvite an honor, Mein Fuhrer...I mean, Sheikh al-Maktoum."

Separated At Birth?

I dunno....


Drunken Duluth Mayor: Combative During Arrest; Pleads "Spiro Agnew"

Duluth Democrat Mayor Herb "One More For The Road" Bergson, aka Herbie The Drunk Bug, plead a Spiro Agnew to the Driving While Intoxicated charges.

And, duly noted, Herbie The Drunk Bug wasn't the most Cooperative Perpetrator:

Well, that's not very mayorly of Herb now, is it?

Plea of No Contest.

A Year of Oddities

No, that's not Nancy Pelosi's photo in the article. That's "Ugly Sam".

Fish with human faces, poo on pastries, python fails to digest alligator, and...Mr. Dick Head.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Woody Allen: Ordinary, Average Guy

Woody Allen: "I've disappointed myself most of the time."
Just an Ordinary Average Guy.

An Ordinary Average Guy, that Woody.

Iran: Western and "Indecent" Music Banned

Iran's President Ahmadinejad bans Western music and "indecent" music, in an apparent move to further piss off Toby Keith and ardent Iranian Madonna fans. What exactly is indecent music, anyway?
Oooooh...so Kenny G qualifies as indecent. Maybe Ahmadinejad has a point there?

Smoking in the UK

As in the U.S., it's somewhere around Round 242,897 .
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa - Hold on. Are they saying that people...PEOPLE are capable of making this decision for themselves in the Free Market without being Socially Engineered to behave this way? That...that people can decide on this for themselves without it being decided for them?

...And in Maggot News...

Maggots in patients nose in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

And yes, if you're thinking this isn't the first time one of these Maggots in patients' nose cases has made the news, you'd be correct.

Nor would it be the Second Time, either.

Mmmmmmmmmm, Maggots and leeches......

Ear Maggots HERE.

Ear Maggot Videos

So, what the hell is the deal with all these maggots?

Fox: "Fence is shameful."

Mexico's President Vicente Fox calls the U.S. - Mexico Fence Plan "Shameful."

Shameful, in that it may result in a decrease of illegal immigrants INTO the U.S....or shameful in some other defined way that Mr. Fox is not conveying?


"Dude, I just watched your latest Vlog, it was great.."
"Our Dog has his own Vlog."

Coming Up: FlogVlogging; Vlogging while being Flogged.

Sleepwalker, not Rapist

Man cleared in rape charge; Jury Buys Sleepwalking Defense.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Earth To Harry Reid...Earth To Harry Reid

The transcript wasn't up for Fox News Sunday when I checked, but I'm sure it will be. Nevertheless, the Senator from Nevader, Harry Reid, couldn't contain his partianship. Further adding to his smug sound byte of "We killed the Patriot Act," Harry went on to a litany of other things that, at best, can be called..."untrue".

Harry called Congress the "The most corrupt in history
." Yeah, saying stuff like this is really a good morale boost for our enemies.
To paraphrase Harry's former and beloved Fuhrer, BubbaBoy, "I guess that depends on what your definition of 'received any money' is."

Now, Working For Change (yes, WFC!!!), notes:

Let's ask Harry if he remembers being there!

Writing on November 29, 2005, Dissident Voice states:

Hmmmmm. Hmmmmm. Interesting. Now, say what you will about Dissident Voice and Working For Change. But they can hardly be called slanted towards conservativism.

    Reid, like many members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, has received campaign contributions from Abramoff clients. Some lawmakers have returned those donations, but Reid gave no indication he would do so.

Let's keep an eye on how Harry responds.

Columbine-like Killing Spree Plan Infiltrated, Stopped

Story Here.

    LANCASTER, Calif. Dec 18, 2005 - Two teenagers were in custody for allegedly plotting to carry out a Columbine-like massacre at their former high school next Valentine's Day, authorities said.

    The former Quartz Hill High students, whose names were not released, were arrested Thursday after searches of their homes turned up knives, ammunition, a gas mask and bomb-making instructions downloaded from the Internet, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Let's hope that no civil liberties of those accused were violated, Patriot Act-style, Heaven Forbid.
Hmmmm, seems like surveillance can thwart a criminal act?

Puck Up: Koivu vs Koivu

Minnesota Wild Kurtis Foster's winning goal in overtime last night did Puck Up. It was an airbound puck sailing over the shoulder of Montreal goalie Cristobal Huet, for a 4-3 Wild victory. It was, to use a Kerryism, a flip-flop of a game, almost trading goal for goal: 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and finally 4-3. Also noteworthy was the first time face off of Finland native brothers Saku and Mikko Koivu. Saku skating for the Montreal Canadiens and his younger brother Mikko for the MN Wild.

The Wild are last in the Northwest Division with a record of 13 wins, 15 losses, 1 over time loss, and 3 shoot-out losses. Montreal, third in the Northeast Division, are 16-9-5-1. While the Wild are struggling this year, the season is still relatively young. Things may gel and take a different turn after January 1, who knows. And if they don't, they don't, and they retool and refine for the next season. Minnesota NHL fans, and other NHL fans, love the Wild. Hell, they love the sport.

This is still a great NHL season. If "your team" isn't quite where you would like (and I'm sure they feel the same), be patient. There's a lot of other NHL teams to take a back-burner interest in!

Lemieux Update:
Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux missed yesterdays game against the Buffalo Sabres due to a recurring irregular heartbeat. I'm sure all NHL fans wish him the best.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

al-Zarqawi: Master of Disguise?

Zarqawi captured - but al-Qaeda 'master of disguises' freed .

    The most wanted man in Iraq was apparently arrested by the country's security forces more than a year ago but allowed to go free because no-one realised who he was.

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, is said to have been picked up in the Fallujah area last year and held for three or four hours before being released.

    The report was confirmed by Iraq's deputy interior minister.

More Here.


Homeless Man's Dog Taken Away By Humane Society

Google Search the name Mike Hartzell. The St. Paul Pioneer Paper, it appears, still requires a 'registration' to read the article for free. So again, just Google the name Mike Hartzell. Mr. Hartzell lives in St. Paul, is homeless, although, after reading the article you will likely reach the conclusion that, for whatever reason, he prefers it that way. The Humane Society, and I totally understand their actions, have taken away his pet dog:

    'Bones,' officials clash again
    Homeless man's dog seized by animal welfare authorities
    Pioneer Press

    "Bones" is a fixture on Rice Street.

    Like the looming bell tower of St. Bernard's Catholic Church or the aroma of marinara drifting from Mama's Pizza, the clatter from the caravan of carts that carry Bones' belongings partly defines this stretch of St. Paul.

    He's homeless and seems to prefer it that way. His only companion is -- or was -- a dog, but animal control officials say they can't allow that in Minnesota's harsh winter.

    Last week, Bones' dog was taken from him. He's free to show up for a city hearing Monday to ask for it back, but no one really expects him to be there.

    Some local businessmen are outraged about the seizure, and Humane Society officials confess mixed feelings. But Bones' treatment of his dogs has been a problem for several years, they say, and the health of animals is the important thing.

    "I don't want to hear about it," Bones said earlier this week, leaning against the Tschida Bakery building on Rice Street, his beard touched with frost.

    "Gone and gone. It's done," he grumbled, and walked off down the street.

Whew, a couple weeks before Christmas and the Humane Society takes his dog.

Biswanath Halder Convicted; Thought He Was Victim of Computer Hack

Biswanath Halder Convicted on 196 Counts.

    One person was killed and two wounded in the seven-hour-long shooting spree at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland,OH, on May 9, 2003.

    The prosecution made the argument that Halder had gone to the university's business school with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition because he thought that a computer lab employee had hacked into his website that propagated leftist views favoring the developing countries.

From the second page of the Times of India article:

    Halder is said to have sat impassively as the verdicts were read by the judge to nearly 200 felony counts including murder. The jury in the trial just deliberated for over a day before turning in the verdicts.


We've had enough snow already! It has snowed, on and off, for...I don't know - 40 days and 40 nights - or so it seems. But the residual build-up doesn't seem significant. We've had some melting days (very few), where some of the build-up melted away.

But if you're an expat Minnesotan down in Florida, or just want to get a look at some of the white stuff
here's some ski and snow cams. And no, I am not affiliated with any of these places in any way.

Ski Cam

Ski Cam

Ski Cam

Minneapolis Sky Cam

St. Paul Hiway Cam

Freeway Cams
. Click on any of the White Dots and a window will open with a view of that intersection or location. Maybe you'll get to see a spin out. Ahhhh, "Good Times".

Ski Cam

Ski Cam

And complete ski reports HERE.

So -

- What, if this guy didn't let this gal back into the Donald Trump Organization?

    "It's not 'The Apprenti,' it's 'The Apprentice,'" Pinkett said, shooting down Jarvis' shot at a gig with Trump.

Disclaimer: I don't watch the show, I don't follow the show, I know what it's about. I've probably spent a total of one hour actual, cumulative viewing of the show since its inception.

But would anyone have flinched if the situation were reversed and she had won, and she - all rightfully so!- said the same, "no, Pinkett's not coming back"?

Friday, December 16, 2005

Minnesota Marine Killed

Story Here

    Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Pospisil, 35, of Andover, died Wednesday when an improvised explosive device went off while he was involved in combat near Ar Ramadi.

Names released of others killed.

They will not be forgotten. Their cause was just. They will always be remembered. May God Bless Them and Their Families.

You've Got Mail. And Maybe An STD.

Anonymous Notification of Infected Partners.

    Los Angeles - Los Angeles County health officials have opened an internet website on which users can anonymously notify their sex partner of having been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

    The site, www.InSPOTLA.org," which opened on Wednesday, offers different types of electronic postcards to simultaneously e-mail up to six sexual partners of being infected with an STD.

    "You're too hot to be out of action," reads one card, featuring the back of a handsome man covering his behind with a towel. "I got diagnosed with an STD since we played. You might want to get checked too."

Interesting and intelligent responses and reader posts on the issue.

Good News From Bubba

News Release

December 16, 2005

At a Manhattan Fundraiser last night for his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, President William Clinton announced his personal satisfaction with the progress in Iraq. "Those purple fingers," said the president, stopping and choking up on his words, biting on his lower lip; "the vote in Iraq earlier today was one that freed millions of people from tyranny and gave them freedom and hope for the future."

The president, flanked by his wife, Vice President Al Gore, fellow democratic Senators John Kerry, Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Dick Durban, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Rep's. Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha, gave credit to the military troops that are serving in Iraq, as well as around the world.

"We have the finest men and women protecting our democracy at home as well as bringing freedom abroad," said President Clinton, his words being interrupted time and time again by rapturous applause from over one-thousand supporters and donors.

President Clinton took the opportunity to note other recent good news. The crowd shouted "Eight more years, eight more years," when the president touted the five percent unemployment rate. "Our country is back to work," said Clinton, "and more people are homeowners than at any other time in the history of our country," said the president. At this point Senators Durban, Biden and Kennedy joined hands and began dancing together in a semi-circle.

"This past week saw a vicious killer by the name of Stanley Williams executed," said the president. "The families of his victims now have closure," he said. The crowd erupted in five minutes of non-stop applause.

"By authorizing the sharing of intelligence in our federal agencies and by my authorizing the National Security Agency to wiretap and monitor private conversations of our own citizens, this administration has uncovered and halted at least five potential terrorist acts," continued President Clinton.

Addressing the concerns of many Hurricane Katrina victims, the president, speaking without notes said, "I take personal responsibility if it is perceived that the federal government responded too slowly or in an untimely manner to what happened to all the people whose lives were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. I want you to know, that I feel your pain," he said, a tear coming to his eye.

The president, noting that while he could talk for another seventeen hours, tried to be brief. "I know there are others who want to talk, so to address a few more concerns, let me just say that I will pass any bill that Congress sends me, and sign any check for any amount, to invest in what it takes to rebuild the levees in New Orleans and all areas affected by the hurricane, to combat terrorism at home and abroad, to fight the potential devastating effects of the Avian Flu Virus, to make our educational systems the rival of the world, and to continue importing affordable oil, for our poorest Americans. Thank you."

The supporters and donors greeted his words with a seven hour standing ovation.

After the crowd quieted down, Senator Kerry took the podium. "I will be brief," said Kerry. After noting that he had served in Vietnam, Kerry said his vote in favor of the Iraq war was the right vote to cast, "...that I never looked back or questioned my decision, " said Mr. Kerry.

Other speech highlights included both Vice President Gore and Chairman Dean praising the president for his success and determination in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rep.'s Murtha, Pelosi, and Sen. Schumer, borrowing from the "Wayne's World" movies and "Saturday Night Live" skit, smiled at the president chanting "We're not worthy, we're not worthy!" The crowd imitated the same.

Attending the fundraiser was Actor-Activist Mike Farrell, who earlier this week had protested the execution of Stanley Williams. "When I hear my beloved president explain what I, and so many others who protested the death of Mr. Williams, when I hear President Clinton explain it, I just have to change my mind and know the execution was the right thing to do," said Farrell.

U.N.: "Ve must zomehow wrest control of ze Inter-Veb!"

Grand Slam Analysis of the U.N. - ICANN issue. Best I've ever read.

    Do you treasure the freedom to wade out into the vast sea of information that is the Internet and surf the World Wide Web? Then look out for what is coming over the horizon: a fleet of ships is bearing down on you and your little surf(key)board, and they are flying the blue Jolly Roger of the United Nations.

    ICANN is a collaborative effort of the global community. The ICANN website notes that, "citizens of Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States," gave all served on the organization's board of directors. "ICANN's President directs an international staff, working from three continents."

    The audacity comes in the form of declaring the Internet to be a "global resource" belonging to the world. While this "resource" is global in scope, it clearly bears the stamp "Made in the U.S.A. " Its origin can be traced back to U.S. Defense Department efforts in the 1960s to build an interconnected network - or "Internet" - of computers that could survive a nuclear war. Although others have contributed to the Internet, the primary technology and hardware that make it possible belong to the United States. To declare that the U.S. has done such a good job of creating the Internet that it is now obligated to give it up for the sake of the world is ludicrous.

    Through the technical know-how of automobile manufacturers such as Volkswagen and BMW, Germany has excelled at making automobiles. Is Germany going to turn over these companies to the United Nations because everyone in the world deserves an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle? Nokia of Finland owns 32 percent of the global cellphone market. Is Finland going to turn Nokia over to the UN's International Telecommunication Union because 100 percent of the worlds inhabitants deserve to have a cellphone? Sony Corporation of Japan has become the leader of the home game console market with its PlayStation 2, and is gearing up to release a powerful new version next year. Is Sony going to turn over this technology to UNICEF because every child in the world deserves to play games? Don't hold your breath waiting for these or any other members of the UN to put a new car, cellphone, or game console under your Christmas tree.


The Always Defiant Kofi Annan: "Please, please, let us return to Engineering Our Social Agenda."

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