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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lesser Known, One-Run and Never Seen Christmas and Holiday Television Programs

This time of year always brings about a slew of television and cable programming with storylines and plots related to Christmas, New Year's Eve, children's animated holiday programs and the secular holiday season.

Many programs were only aired once, or not at all. Some networks believed their special holiday programs would become annual events but they failed miserably in attracting viewers and were ratings duds. Other programs, while believed to achieve conceptual greatness, failed on their execution. Some programs, due to subject matter, were never aired again. Others were deemed offensive and protests kept them from airing.

Most of these programs sit on shelves in studio warehouses collecting dust, but maybe you remember some of them:

"Alf: An Alf Chanukah", NBC - aired once, December 12, 1988.
Alf shocks the Tanner family during Christmas when he tells them the startling news that he is Jewish.
Guest Star: Jonathan Winters as Alf's Rabbi.

"Rock And Roll Christmas Eve with Elvis, Timothy Leary and The Pope", CBS - broadcast only once on December 24, 1967. This 90-minute program features Elvis Presley celebrating Christmas Eve with Pope Paul VI and LSD guru Timothy Leary. Others guests included: Twiggy and the cast of the musical film Camelot.

Hallmark TV Presentation: "Uncle Lenny's Christmas Liver", NBC - aired once on December 16, 1970. This two hour Hallmark Presentation stars Buddy Ebsen as an old man in need of a liver transplant that would be donated by a precocious 8-year old girl dying from an incurable disease, during a charming New England Christmas. Will the little girl die before Uncle Lenny? Can Uncle Lenny live long enough to get a new chance at life with the little girl's liver? Heartstrings are plucked and pulled in this heartwarming and heartbreaking made-for-TV drama. Bonnie Franklin co-stars as Lenny's daughter and Lloyd Bridges as her husband.

Franklin, Bridges and Ebsen from the 1970 TV-Movie "Uncle Lenny's Christmas Liver"

"An NRA Christmas" - aired once on NBC, December 19, 1997.

Hosted by Charlton Heston, this highly rated but heavily criticized one hour special featured various handguns, shotguns and rifles and how best to shoot to kill holiday intruders in your home.

"The Cigarette That Stole Christmas", never broadcast.
Developed by ABC after the well-publicized tobacco company lawsuits. Desperate for their own version of the popular and highly annually viewed "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", ABC developed this 30-minute animated children's program, the main character an evil Cigarette with a penchant for arson. The ironically and aptly named Burns Family house is torched to the ground on Christmas Eve by the evil Cigarette. The Burns family - the parents and two young children - escape the burning home safely. When the Cigarette witnesses them thankful that they escaped with their lives and that their material possessions meant nothing, the Cigarette feels badly about setting their home on fire and uses magical powers to rebuild their home and undo the damage of the fire.

"F'ck Christmas", BET - aired once on December 14, 2005.

One hour documentary film with Lil Kim complaining for one hour about the many hours required to do her holiday gift shopping. Guests: Swizz Beatz, Papoose and the Smothers Brothers.

Tom Smothers, Papoose and Dick Smothers

"Burger King Versus Santa", NBC - broadcast once on December 11, 2006.
This dreadful made-for-TV-movie, financed by Burger King Corp., pits the Burger King King trying to wrest control of Christmas from Santa Claus in the small fictional town of Christmasville. (Spoiler alert): The Burger King is defeated by Santa who receives help from singing, dancing children and elderly Christmasville residents infected with joyous, self-aware holiday nostalgia. However, (spoiler alert): the end of the film clearly leaves open the possibility of a sequel.

Wilford Brimley plays Santa Claus and Tom Selleck is the Burger King.

"An Ed Gein Christmas", TBS - never aired, December 1982.

Helpful hints from Ed Gein for homemade gifts that can be made with spare household items that anyone can make for the holidays. Human skin makes for unique gift-wrapping paper. Make a bow with human hair. Whittle and craft a fibula into a decorative candle holder. WTBS received massive amounts of public outrage and protests due to the controversial subject matter which ultimately forced them to cancel airing the program. However, its video tape release in 1989 and its DVD release in 2001, were both best-sellers, remain popular rentals and both having a large cult following.

"A Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Christmas", NBC - broadcast once on December 27, 1979.
Buck (Gil Gerard) and Wilma (Erin Grey) celebrate Christmas in space by battling a crazed, white-bearded man (Denver Pyle) out to destroy earth who is traveling across the galaxy by a reindeer-pulled sleigh armed with weapons of mass destruction.

Gerard, Grey and Pyle in "Buck Rogers," NBC 7PM


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

PETA Protests Mounts, Stuffed Animals

Ah PETA, sweet, sweet PETA, what would bloggers like myself and so many others do without you? You never fail to disappoint those of us who view your actions as beyond reason and far, far off the edge of normality.

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is adamantly against mounts and animal trophies. Newshouse News Service:

    "Home Decor, Trophy mounts are showing up in more homes, even those of nonhunters"

    Long confined to log cabins and lodges, stuffed animals - or mounts as taxidermists call them - are an increasingly popular decorating accessory. Taxidermy shops in New York say more pieces are going to nonhunters with deer heads fetching $450 and zebras $25,000.


    [Tom Ball displays seven white-tailed deer he shot and preserved himself]. Ball displayed them in his family room but moved the mounts to his basement because he is selling his house. Not everyone prefers to see dead animals displayed on a family room wall, but that, too, is changing.

    "Done right, it really is a form of art," he said.

    Animal rights activists, notable People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, disagree, frowning on using mounted animals for decoration.

    "In the cities where department stores sell these macabre adornments, it can be all too easy to forget these were living, feeling beings, "PETA said in a statement.

    PETA's concerns may be white noise to the legions of nonhunters who have embraced a decorating trend dubbed "hunting-lodge chic." Call it what you want, but deer heads, polished antlers and tanned hides are making their way of of basements and into living rooms across the country.

I personally believe that you don't hunt or fish for anything you don't plan on eating. Some people fish using the catch and release program, and there's nothing wrong with that. I recognize some hunters and fisherman don't subscribe to my personal theory, but they have every right to hunt and fish the way they do as long as they obey the laws.

Personally, hunting zebra doesn't interest me because I have no desire to barbecue it. The zebra may indeed be an intelligent creature and pose a challenge to any hunter, but hunting one simply doesn't interest me. Others want to - for some reason, hunt zebras - and if where they hunt zebras it is legal...well - that's the way it goes, folks.

Presenting or showcasing trophies is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of time. And now nonhunters are including mounts and trophies as part of their interior design themes. Do you know how many people are affected by what PETA is protesting? Almost nobody. Fifteen five people - non PETAns - tops, are offended by dead animals displayed as a mount; five. PETA has nothing better to do.

PETA...beyond the edge of sanity and light years beyond their original mission.


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Hillary The Comeback Kidress

Nobody really believes these polls about Hillary's campaign back-sliding, do they? AFP:

    Democrat Hillary Clinton would lose to all major Republican White House candidates, according to a hypothetical election matchup poll Monday, reversing her months of dominance over potential 2008 challengers.

    The Zogby International poll was the latest sign that withering attacks on the former first lady were chipping away at her opinion poll leads just 38 days before the Iowa caucuses, the first party nominating contests.


    Clinton's top Democratic challengers Barack Obama and John Edwards however would still beat their hypothetical Republican rivals in potential 2008 contests.


    An average of all previous similar polls gives Clinton a narrow lead over possible Republican candidates.

Come on people, you don't buy that crapola, do you?

All the hoopla that Hillary's campaign is in trouble is premanufactured pomp and circumstance by the MSM who pump up her "troubled campaign" who later will portray her as what I wrote this past April, the MSM portraying Hillary as the Comeback Kidress, just as the MSM portrayed Bubba as the Comeback Kid. The MSM is giving aid and comfort to the Hillary Clinton Campaign Politburo Kommitte. Big surprise? Naw...

The MSM never sold me in their hype or their hype of a lack of hype in anything Clintonian. This is only another story and poll reported and manipulated by the MSM allowing them to anoint Hillary as the Comeback Kidress.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Obama Did The Drugs

I've been meaning to mention the stories of Democrat Presidential candidate Barack Osama Hussein Bin Obama acknowledging his past use of marijuana and cocaine. AP:

    Obama has written about his drug use in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father."

    "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final fatal role of the young would be black man," Obama wrote. Mostly he smoked marijuana and drank alcohol, Obama wrote, but occasionally he would snort cocaine when he could afford it.

    Drugs, Obama wrote, were a way he "could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory."

Some find Obama's admission as "Public reconciliations have always borne a suspect character, and people ought to be held accountable for their transgressions, not praised for their willingness to share stories of those transgressions."

I'm not going to be voting for Obama, but he did the right thing by admitting his past life as a druggy. Which by no means means I'm above making fun of it:



Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm publishing this post-dated. I may update again before Thanksgiving, but then again, I may not.

I ran across the below item a while ago and Thanksgiving seems to be an appropriate day to run it.

Although I would like nothing more than to acknowledge, attribute and give kudos to the person who wrote it, it is said that the author is unknown. If you know who wrote it, please let me know.

In all that Thanksgiving means and why it is celebrated, let us never forget that - like Veterans Day - we are able to celebrate the freedoms that we have because it is the Soldier that has allowed us to do so.

No Regrets About Today
by: Author Unknown, Source Unknown

    If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

    If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for one more.

    If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each word, so I could play them back day after day.

    If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

    If I knew it would be the last time, I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

    For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right.

    There will always be another day to say our "I love you," And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"

    But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I
    hope we never forget.

    Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight...

    So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day...

    ...That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

    So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear.

    Take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me." "thank you" or "it's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless all the Men and Women in the U.S. Military who have served and currently serve our country.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WiFi Causing Autism?

A new study finds that Wi Fi - wireless internet - may be a contributing cause to autism.

From ZD Net:

    News just in from those sensitive folks over at the Science and Public Policy Institute in Pennsylvania. Yep, as we were warned earlier this year, Tamara Mariea (a "certified clinical nutritionist"), and the redoubtable Dr George Carlo [...] have finally published their "groundbreaking scientific study" showing that Wi-Fi causes autism.

    From their press release:

    "The autistic children followed specific detoxification protocols in an environment that was mitigated with regard to sources of EMR including mobile phones and WiFi 3. Heavy metal excretions were monitored from hair, urine and feces over periods ranging from several weeks to several months. The researchers found that with protocols administered in the mitigated environment, heavy metals were cleared from the children's bodies in a pattern dependent on time and molecular weight. The heaviest metals, such as mercury and uranium, cleared last. In many of the children, the decrease in metals was concomitant with symptom amelioration.

    Tamara Mariea, said: "These findings give us very important clues to solving some of the enigmas we see in the autism literature regarding the efficacy of detoxification. And, we are extremely pleased with the results we are now seeing in these children. Our protocols are working."

    Dr. Carlo said, "These findings tie in with other studies showing adverse cell-membrane responses and disruptions of normal cell physiology. The EMR apparently causes the metals to be trapped in cells, slowing clearance and accelerating the onset of symptoms... Our data offer a reasonable mechanistic explanation for a connection between autism and wireless technology."

    Apparently this groundbreaking paper was "published this week in the peer-reviewed Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine".

From Cruchgear:

    According to a study by Dr. George Carlo in Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine, the signals emitted by Wi-Fi routers cause metals to be trapped in brain cells, thereby accelerating the onset of autism.

    While this news is stirring around in the metals in your brain, also understand that Dr. Kenneth Foster, another researcher stated:

    “Health agencies such as the World Health Organisation have repeatedly examined the scientific evidence and concluded that there is no convincing evidence for hazard from radiofrequency energy at levels below these international guidelines.”

Well...whether or not WiFi has any direct or indirect causational effect or relationship to autism, if John "The Sissy" Edwards isn't ushered in to the White House in 2008, no doubt can return to his trial lawyer days and sue the relatively new business of WiFi providers. And router manufacturers.

Edwards can parade some autistic child in front of a jury and claim that WiFi and router makers are the responsible parties and the only thing that will "make it right" is for the jury to award the parents millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars - all of which Edwards will take his cut. And then, he can buy a
third or fourth mansion for himself, replete with a new fleet of SUVs. Oh - and he'll still be chastising "regular Americans" for driving SUVs because...come on, I know you know the end of this sentence...because he's a Liberal hypocrite. Hmmmm, Liberal Hypocrite - sorry for the oxymoron.

Of course, the real question in this story is how long will it take before WiFi and routers being linked to autism is called, "an epidemic"?


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mr. Whipple Dies

Dick Wilson, the actor who played Mr. Whipple, has died:

    Dick Wilson, the actor and pitchman who played the uptight grocer begging customers "Please, don't squeeze the Charmin," died Monday. He was 91.

    The man famous as TV's "Mr. Whipple" died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his daughter Melanie Wilson, who is known for her role as a flight attendant on the ABC sitcom "Perfect Strangers."

    Over 21 years, Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling the soft toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself was a closeted Charmin-squeezer.

    Wilson also played a drunk on several episodes of "Bewitched," as appeared as various characters on "Hogan's Heroes," "The Bob Newhart Show," and Walt Disney productions.

    The first of his Charmin commercials aired in 1964 and by the time the campaign ended in 1985, the tag line and Wilson were pop culture touchstones.

    "Everybody says, 'Where did they find you?' I say I was never lost. I've been an actor for 55 years," Wilson told the San Francisco Examiner in 1985.

    Though Wilson said he initially resisted commercial work, he learned to appreciate its nuance.

    "It's the hardest thing to do in the entire acting realm. You've got 24 seconds to introduce yourself, introduce the product, say something nice about it and get off gracefully."


    After Wilson retired, he continued to do occasional guest appearances for the brand and act on television. He declared himself not impressed with modern cinema.

    "The kind of pictures they're making today, I'll stick with toilet paper," he told The Associated Press in 1985.

    Procter & Gamble eventually replaced the Whipple ads with cartoon bears, but brought Wilson (as Whipple) back for an encore in 1999. The ad showed Wilson "coming out of retirement" against the advice of his golfing and poker buddies for one more chance to sell Charmin.

    "He is part of the culture," his daughter said. "He was still funny to the very end. That's his legacy."

    He was born in England in 1916, the son of a vaudeville entertainer and a singer. He moved to Canada as a child, serving in the Canadian Air Force during World War II, and became a U.S. citizen in 1954, he told the AP.

Rest In Peace, "Mr. Whipple"

This Is Not A Thanksgiving Post

Am I being politically incorrect by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving? Will Thanksgiving even be celebrated as a holiday 25 or 50 years from now. Will it take even that long? I mean, it was a bunch of white European men who settled the land and stole it from the Indians. Can I even still say Indians? How about Injuns- can I say that?

It's funny that the Liberals always point to the European way of doing something - except when it comes to the founding of our country. Then - oh, then the Left calls those European men a bunch of muderous white guys.

I've been meaning to write about a movie I saw about three months ago. It's called "Obsession - Radical Islam's War Against the West" and it is phenomenal. I wonder if any Liberals or Democrats have seen, since they consider that "we" are the enemy.

One lady in "Obsession" - I forget her name and title - notes that, "We are strangling ourselves with political correctness." We are - oh, how we are. It's 1939 all over again in terms of recognizing the enemy, but the Libs and Dems prefer living in their grand illusion like that of Neville Chamberlain. The Libs and Dems - especially those elected to political office - busily craft efforts to defund the Military, seeking their own version of the Munich Agreement.

"Appease our enemies," the Liberals cry. "We are the enemy, we are the 'occupiers' of Iraq! We 'invaded' a sovereign country."

Ah, such is the brain trust of appeasers. We saw it happen as Madeleine Albright appeased North Korea. Everyone remembers the famous photograph of Albright and Kimmy toasting champagne glasses. What a cute little couple they make, don't they? Will someone let me know where these two have their gift registry, for surely they plan to tie the knot. It's funny how the Left never mentions this photo, yet every chance they get they never fail to mention the photo of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein.

Jimmy Carter and his National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski
secretly funded Islamic terrorists beginning in 1979.

See - what's really neat-o about Carter and Brzezinski appeasing Islamic terrorists is that it precedes the oft-dragged out cry from Libs and Dems of, "Reagan and Iran Contra"! For those Libs and Dems please take note that 1979's Carter and Brzezinki's
little scheme pre-dates - that means it happened before - Iran Contra. But no, Libs and Dems don't ever acknowledge or admit that their party funded and appeased terrorists which set the table for what the U.S. and our allies have to deal with today. It's easier and much more cathartic for the Libs to blame Bush, doing so allows the Left to ignore the failures of their past.

As always, proven time and time again, Liberals and Democrats make a mess of everything and a Republican has to clean it up. Libs and Dems leave the "heavy lifting" for others to do because they are unable to do it themselves. They don't want to do the "heavy lifting." They're above that, they consider themselves "thinkers", not lifters.

The audience that I was part of in viewing "Obsession" collectively emoted in two ways. Most of the film, it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The other collective emotion was gasping during various moments of subject matter, such as children being trained to hate the U.S, Israel and Western Civilizations. For all the rhetoric we hear from the Left about teaching children to be non-judgmental and bias-free, it's rather odd that the Left never addresses the issue of Arab children being taught to hate. Hmmmmm, perhaps the Left isn't aware of this? I doubt it. I suppose the Chamberlain's of the world felt the Hitler Youth was nothing more than group of kids looking to earn merit badges and make soap box race cars.

There was one part - one part - in "Obsession" where the entire audience broke out in unison laughing. It was during a film clip of the pie-faced, Lard Lad Michael Moore saying, "there is no terrorist threat."

It's also amusing, in some respect, at how easily the Left grasps onto any far-fetched number of 9/11 conspiracies, but they never show any interest in the many conspiracies surrounding the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Nope, you'll never hear Jowly Jim Ward say a word about OK City. But 9/11? Oh, he's as full of conspiracies about 9/11 as his chins are full of fat.

And be sure to thank Bill and Hillary The Bitch for the Homegrown Terrorists. They both did so very little to stop terrorism. And no one bothers to ask her any substantive questions during any of the debates about any of her husband's miserable failures at combating terrorism. Oh well, C'est la vie - the Clintons are too busy taking money from Chinamen. Can I say or write Chinamen? How about Slant-eye? Is it politically correct for me to do so? Is Chinamen more offensive, less offensive or the same degree of offensiveness as Injun? Why, I bet the Liberal Re-education Light Rail Train is heading for my doorstep as I type.

So, as we approach Thanksgiving, this post may sound similar to other posts I've written in the past. And if it sounds similar to other posts that's because we know one thing never changes; the attitude that Dems and Libs harbor that the United States is the evil empire - especially under what deranged Liberals call the "Imperial Presidency" of George W. Bush and the famous Man Behind The Curtain Dick Cheney.

Dick Cheney, driving a bumper car in 1976. This is the man of whom Liberals are terrified and afraid!

So Happy Thanksgiving - I guess - while we are still permitted by the LibTards and ACLU to celebrate it. Someday, it may be nothing more than a long weekend for retailers to pump and hype sales on overpriced low-quality merchandise with stores and malls opening their doors starting at 1AM or 5AM for those that foolishly believe they're getting a bargain.



Friday, November 16, 2007

Pardoned Felons For Hillary

ABC News is reporting that felons who were pardoned by Bill Clinton before he left office in January, 2001, have donated to Hillary's presidential campaign:

    Three recipients of controversial 11th-hour pardons issued by former President Bill Clinton in January 2001 have donated thousands of dollars to the presidential campaign of his wife, Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., according to campaign finance records examined by ABC News, in what some good government groups said created an appearance of impropriety.

    "It's not illegal," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told ABC News. "But, of course, it's inappropriate and she should return the money. It does raise the appearance that this is payback.

    "One can only hope that she wasn't yet aware of who made the donations," said Sloan.


    One of the pardonees who has become a donor to Sen. Clinton is David Herdlinger, a former prosecutor in Springdale, Ark., who, according to press accounts at the time of his pardon pleaded guilty in 1986 to mail fraud after taking bribes to reduce or drop charges against defendants charged with drunken driving offenses.

    Now a life and business coach in Georgia, Herdlinger was pardoned by President Clinton in January 2001; he donated $1,000 to Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign in August.

    Insurance agent Alfredo Regalado, who gave Hillary Clinton $2,000, was pardoned by her husband for failing to "report the transportation of currency in excess of $10,000 into the United States," according to the Department of Justice.

    John Deutch is a different case, having served as President Clinton's CIA director.

    Pardoned by President Clinton for charges he had mishandled government secrets -- but before the Department of Justice could file the proper paperwork against him -- Deutch, now a professor at MIT, gave Sen. Clinton the maximum allowable donation, $2,300.

    Neither Herdlinger nor Regalado nor Deutch could be reached for comment.

Awwwww, does Melanie Sloan sound rather smarmy? We know on which side her party loyalty falls. She may be executive director of the supposedly non-partisan CREW, but don't forget that Sloan was a regular and reoccurring guest on Liberal Radio's failed Al Franken Show.

Sloan was also a Dem congressional staffer and legal counsel for Joe Wilson and the never-covert Valerie Plame. We know exactly on which side of the political fence Sloan's political allegiance falls.

I remember an old "Rockford Files" episode where Jim Rockford asked, "is there no honor among thieves anymore?"

Sure there is. They're all connected to the Clintons.

Here's an incomplete list of people Bubba pardoned or whose sentence he commuted. I'm sure the same names are on Hillary's campaign list for whom to shakedown for donations.


Global Warming: Panicus Reducticus?

On November 13, 2007, NASA issued a press release stating the following:

    A team of NASA and university scientists has detected an ongoing reversal in Arctic Ocean circulation triggered by atmospheric circulation changes that vary on decade-long time scales. The results suggest not all the large changes seen in Arctic climate in recent years are a result of long-term trends associated with global warming.


    They measured changes in the weight of columns of Arctic Ocean water, from the surface to the ocean bottom. That weight is influenced by factors such as the height of the ocean's surface, and its salinity. A saltier ocean is heavier and circulates differently than one with less salt.


    ...the authors attribute the reversal to a weakened Arctic Oscillation, a major atmospheric circulation pattern in the northern hemisphere. The weakening reduced the salinity of the upper ocean near the North Pole, decreasing its weight and changing its circulation.

    "Our study confirms many changes seen in upper Arctic Ocean circulation in the 1990s were mostly decadal in nature, rather than trends caused by global warming," said [James Morison of the University of Washington's Polar Science Center Applied Physics Laboratory who led the study].

    "While some 1990s climate trends, such as declines in Arctic sea ice extent, have continued, these results suggest at least for the 'wet' part of the Arctic -- the Arctic Ocean -- circulation reverted to conditions like those prevalent before the 1990s," he added.

GASP! You mean...man-made global warming isn't a culprit here? Uh-oh, NASA better watch out so that they're not subject to the Global Warming Wrath of Al Gore, Junior, the CEO of Global Warming Panic, Incorporated.

From The Register:

    Recent dramatic changes in the Arctic climate - melting sea ice, warmer ocean, green fields in place of icy wilderness, etc - might not all be directly related to global warming.

    The more clement Arctic climate of recent years could have been triggered by shorter term circulation changes in the oceans and atmosphere.

It looks like the switching of these ocean currents appears to be part of a natural cycle. Oh.My.God! Who'da thunk that? A natural cycle occurring on the planet? Why, I thought we were trying our damnedest to kill evil Mother Earth. Now it appears, not so much...not so much.

Of course the global warming Alarmists will still blame you for driving an SUV or a truck while they hop into their Gulfstreams and private jets to be whisked away from one panic conference after the other, pontificating on how humans are ruining the planet and how we only have 10, or 9, or 8, or 3 years "to do something" about it. They do this because they are the modern day equivalent of snake-oil salesman. It's a good gig, they make big bucks from it. They don't want anyone shooting holes in what they so desperately want to believe.

What a bunch of hogwash. Drive your SUVs, turn on those incandescent lights, fire up the grill, power up those coal burning factories, drill for oil and natural gas and tell the alarmists to shut up.

One or two hundred years from now someone will update "Popular Delusions And The Madness of Crowds" and no doubt the current group of Alarmists who blame temperature change on humans will be included as a bunch of lunatics who had a theory based on nothing but unproven data.

"Popular Delusions" is available to read online HERE . Check it out and read about how tulipo-mania overcame greater parts of Europe as a monetary exchange. Or how Magnetisers (
magnets) were once believed to be the panacea for anything that ails you.

The stories all have an uncanny correlation to what the Alarmists call "man-made global warming." They are delusional.

One quote from "Popular Delusions" that I like is: "Of all the offspring of Time, Error is the most ancient, and is so old and familiar an acquaintance, that Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder's welcome."

Or, the line often attributed to P.T. Barnum that was actually said by David Hannum: "There's a sucker born every minute."

Albert Gore, Junior is a global warming huckster and a charlatan. Those who believe him are suckers. His crusade will be in a future edition of "Popular Delusions".



Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hillary A Bitch

During a campaign stop in South Carolina, Republican Senator and Presidential candidate John McCain was asked - asked by a woman, mind you - "How do we beat the bitch?"

The person asking the question was a woman. WND:

    A single word has taken the campaign for the presidency to a new level, as a woman at a South Carolina political event for Sen. John McCain asked the Arizona Republican, "How do we beat the bitch?"

    The question was an apparent reference to New York Democrat Hillary Clinton and drew an instant outburst of laughter from those attending the event...


    "May I give the translation?" McCain clowned as he began his response. "That's an excellent question. I respect Senator Clinton. I respect anyone who gets the nomination of the Democrat Party."

    "There was a poll yesterday," he continued, "that shows me three points ahead of Senator Clinton in a head-to-head matchup. I respect Mrs. Clinton."

McCain handled the question with diplomacy. Many Libs have whined he should have reprimanded the lady who asked the question. Uh - no - he shouldn't have. The lady is entitled to her own opinion and free speech - you Libs remember Free Speech, don't you, you always site it when you're busy burning the U.S. flag - and if she wants to call Hillary a "bitch", then it's certainly her right to do so.

Personally, I would have called Hillary a expletive deleted . That's what she really is. A pus-filled, scabbed, diseased expletive deleted .

The crying, whining, Baby-crats have crawled out of the woodwork and are spitting up pablum just like babies do over calling Hillary a "bitch". Some classic LiberTard comments:

    OK.. yesterday A WOMAN! asked Sen. John McCain … “How do we beat the B..tch?”


    Whether you like her or hate her, don’t you think it’s amazing that a woman would refer to her as the B word?

    We are in an amazing presidential race in 2008. A black man and a woman are vying for the top job in the country. It doesn’t have to be white men all the time. That’s amazing.

    And what do we get from our sisters? “How do we beat the B..tch?”

    Posted by Pat Walker at 11:31 am

    1. that is a completely sexist and insulting post. it should be equally depressing to you if a man said it. or it shouldnt be depressing at all. this is still america…we are all entitled to our opinions. Comment by: mrs werth - 11.14.2007 at 11:35 am

    2. Now how do we beat the bastard Rudy Giuliani? Comment by: Terry - 11.14.2007 at 11:41 am

Any Lib out there who can explain how it's sexist for a woman to call another woman a "bitch"?

Apparently the Dems and Libs haven't been paying attention to themselves for that past seven and eight years because name-calling is all they've been doing.

General Betrayus? The Chimp In Charge? "Shooter" Cheney? A "Murderous Hitler Regime"?

CNN's Rick Sanchez was apoplectic that McCain didn't reprimand the woman. AP:

    On Tuesday, CNN's Rick Sanchez raised the question of whether McCain should have admonished the woman, and McCain's campaign criticized that criticism on Wednesday.

    "Most people who have seen it are looking at it as a real mistake on his part in terms of the way he handled it," Sanchez said on the cable network's "Out in the Open."

    McCain's South Carolina campaign manager, Buzz Jacobs, said in a statement Wednesday: "It not only reflects poorly on him, but on CNN. If Mr. Sanchez had even the faintest perspective on the race for the White House, he would know that Senator McCain has expressed his utmost respect for Senator Clinton numerous times on the campaign trail, as he did at Monday's event in Hilton Head."

Meester Sanchez was outraged on his November 13 CNN show Picking Lettuce - oops - "Out In The Open", the following a "rush transcript" from CNN itself:

    RICK SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: You know, this could be real bad for John McCain. I want you to watch this that we're about to show you. You will probably see its first pass here, and then I have a feeling you will be seeing it a lot.

    Producer comes in early in the morning today to my office and shows me this video. You are going to hear a McCain supporter. She refers to Hillary Clinton using really what is a horrible word that is used to do nothing but demean women.

    Well, at the time, it was a supporter who said that. It wasn't until later on, when we watched the whole tape, which is what you are about to see, that you see McCain's reaction, or lack thereof, that we decided that this is both relevant and newsworthy, and important information to this campaign.

    All right. Let me set it up for you. He's campaigning in South Carolina yesterday when suddenly this happened. Obviously, the word that is used here is very offensive. We will let you listen to the entire thing so you can decide for yourself. Here it is.

Then they run the video clip.

    SANCHEZ: "That's an excellent question," [McCain] says.

    This is a fellow senator that he's talking about. No matter what you think of Hillary Clinton, is John McCain done as a result of this? Is this going to become a viral video? This is the kind of questions that we got to examine at this point. We're going to be looking at a lot of these issues.


    SANCHEZ: Hold on. No, no, no. He said he has respect for Senator Clinton. And then he went on to say that he has respect for anyone who wins the Democratic ticket. Translation: If Mr. Magoo wins the Democratic ticket, he would have respect for him, too.

I'd have a lot of respect for Mr. Magoo if he were on the Democrat ticket - hell, I might even vote for Mr. Magoo even if he were a Dem!

Liberals have a short and selective memory. They never let go of George Allen's "macaca" remark. Their never-ending and hyperbolic politicalization of "macaca" is what probably lost the race for Allen.

Here's a question for all the Liberals, all the Dems, for Tag-Team Duo Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and especially for Meeeester Reeeeeeeck Sanchez:

We're one year into hardcore campaign fatigue, yet one of the most serious allegations of racist language has never been broached. No one on the campaign trail has asked it, no one has asked it during any of the Democrat debates.

Why hasn't anyone asked "The Bitch" about the many substantiated reports of her frequent use of the "N-Word" and of her frequent use of the anti-Semitic words "F-cking Jew"?

Would any Republican or Conservative escape questioning if allegations were made that they used the "N-Word" or uttered the foul phrase, "You f-cking Jew Bastard"? I bet Tim Russert or Chris Matthews or Tavis Smiley would have raised this issue if a Republican were accused of it.

The issue is some of the racist and anti-Semitic slurs with which Hillary commonly laced her tirades against her husband were "Jew motherf-cker," "Jew Boy" and "Jew Bastard."
So why hasn't anyone asked her about this? Huh Meeeeeeeeeeester Sanchez? Hey Reverend Al and Jesse, why are you so silent about this? You guys get your bread buttered by showing up on camera at even the slightest hint of racial insensitivity; why are you so silent about Hillary's racist and anti-Semitic remarks?

Why has no one asked The Bitch about this? Typical Liberal selective memory and selective outrage. But this same crowd will pee in their panties and feign outrage when someone refers to Hillary as "a bitch".

Everyone but the Socialists sees through the hypocrisy of the Libs and Dems. Everyone is wise to their machinations of partisan politics and double standards.

Hillary a "Bitch"? Is there anyone who didn't already know this for the past twenty years?


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Robbery Suspect Attacked
And Eaten By Alligator

Alligator attacks and eats robbery suspect. The gator, which was later caught and "put down" (i.e. killed) was asked how the robbery suspect tasted, to which the gator replied, "just like chicken."

Hillary Plants Questions In Her Audience

Last week Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was exposed for planting questions in her audience. The campaign quickly began spinning stories that planting favorable questions within the audience is not something that is encouraged. Scarlet And Black:

    ...the Clinton campaign also denied the practice of planting. “It’s not a practice of our campaign to ask people to ask specific questions,” said Mark Daley, Clinton’s Iowa Communications Director. Daley said that when an event is focusing on a specific topic, such as health care or Iraq, “people are encouraged to ask questions in these regards,” but denied that they are given specific questions.

    But when directly asked if his statements meant that planting does not occur in the Hillary campaign, Daley could only say, “to the best of my knowledge.”

    “[Planting] is not something that is encouraged in our campaign,” he said.

Really, Mr. Daley - planting is not encouraged?

That is certainly an interesting revelation considering that the questioner of last week's planted question, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff says that she was not the only plant in the audience. CNN:

    The college student who was told what question to ask at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign events said "voters have the right to know what happened" and she wasn't the only one who was planted.


    [Gallo-Chasanoff] said a senior Clinton staffer asked if she'd like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech the Democratic presidential hopeful gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6.

    "I sort of thought about it, and I said 'Yeah, can I ask how her energy plan compares to the other candidates' energy plans?'" Gallo-Chasanoff said Monday night.

    According to Gallo-Chasanoff, the staffer said, " 'I don't think that's a good idea, because I don't know how familiar she is with their plans.'"

    He then opened a binder to a page that, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, had about eight questions on it.

    "The top one was planned specifically for a college student," she added. "It said 'college student' in brackets and then the question."

    Topping that sheet of paper was the following: "As a young person, I'm worried about the long-term effects of global warming. How does your plan combat climate change?"


    "After the event," she said, "I heard another man ... talking about the question he asked, and he said that the campaign had asked him to ask that question."

    The man she referenced prefaced his question by saying that it probably didn't have anything to do with energy, and then posed the following: "I wonder what you propose to do to create jobs for the middle-class person, such as here in Newton where we lost Maytag."

And then...(drum roll please)...the Clinton campaign tries to put the kibosh on Gallo-Chasanoff.

    [Gallo-Chasanoff] said the "head of publicity for the campaign," a man whose name she could not recall, had no factual disputes with the story. But, she added, a Clinton intern spoke to her to say the campaign requested she not talk about the story to any more media outlets and that if she did she should inform a staffer.

    And another individual says he was a plant in the audience:

    A second person has a story similar to Gallo-Chasanoff's. Geoffrey Mitchell of Hamilton, Illinois, on the Iowa border, said the Clinton campaign wanted him to ask a certain question at an Iowa event in April.

    "He asked me if I would ask Sen. Clinton about ways she was going to confront the president on the war in Iraq, specifically war funding," said Geoffrey Mitchell, a supporter of Sen. BarackObama, D-Illinois. "I told him it was not a question I felt comfortable with."

But hey - come on - we know that planting questions is not encouraged by the Clinton Campaign because Communications Director Mark Daley says so.

"Planting is not something that is encouraged in our campaign."

Um, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

National Ledger is reporting that the Clinton Camp is warning Wolf Blitzer not to "gang up on Hillary" at the debate this Thursday :

    A report from Matt Drudge appears to suggest that the democratic frontrunner is still reeling so much from her disastrous performance at the last Democratic presidential debate that her camp is reaching out in what sounds like a threatening way to CNN and their host Wolf Blizter.

    The item on the front page of the Drudge Report has this: "CNN's Wolf Blitzer has been warned not to focus Thursday's Dem debate on Hillary (Clinton). 'This campaign is about issues, not on who we can bring down and destroy,' (a) top Clinton insider explains, according to the report that is now posted.

    "Blitzer should not go down to the levels of character attack and pull 'a Russert.'' (Camp Hillary believed that NBC's Meet the Press host Tim Russert was too tough on Hillary by asking her direct questions). Blitzer is set to moderate (a CNN) debate from Las Vegas, with questions also being posed by Suzanne Malveaux, the report notes.

After Hillary's MrsSatan's disastrous performance in the debate on the question of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, her husband Bubba came out swinging in her defense. AP:

    ...in defense of his wife against political critics, Bill Clinton cited the "swift boat" television ads of the 2004 presidential campaign that questioned John Kerry's patriotism and the campaign commercials in 2002 that suggested Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia was soft on terrorism.

Planting questions in the audience is nothing new for the woman who has "always been a Yankee's fan." Her campaign has been doing it as far back as her 1999 Senate Campaign as covered on November 23, 1999, on The News With Brian Williams on MSNBC and noted at the HuffPooPo:


    WILLIAMS: Good evening.

    We have a lot to tell you about tonight, beginning with what had become a whisper campaign of late, and it went like this: After what turned into a somewhat disastrous trip to the Middle East and with polls showing she should not run, Hillary Rodham Clinton just might pull out of the race for Senate from New York. Well, today, the first lady, responding to a planted question at a Teachers Union event made it clear she is in the race for the US Senate.

    The aggressive Yale-educated lawyer is most certainly in for the fight of her life. But today was about looking ahead to all that she says she plans to do for New York and its residents. Part of today's announcement, however, was somewhat overlooked and that is, the first lady will soon begin living apart from the president. The White House will be without a first lady, while the president's wife moves to New York and runs for office. She does so without the blessing of some New York Democrats. We'll hear from one in just a moment.

    First here tonight, NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell on the woman who says she's in it to win it.


    ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC CORRESPONDENT (on-camera): Brian, today's events were as carefully choreographed as the New York City Ballet.

    (voice-over): Under pressure to either get in or get out, Hillary Clinton finally makes it official by answering a prearranged question from a friendly union leader.

    QUESTION: So, is it yes, or is it no?

    HILLARY CLINTON, FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES: I believe that if we work together, we really can make a difference for the children and families of New York. So the answer is yes, I intend to run.

It's amazing that the smartest woman in the world is really....um...not that smart. Devious, yes; smart, not so much.

Oh well, it really doesn't matter. She'll still find a way to steal the White House, rig those voting machines, getting cemetery residents to vote for her - you know - that kind of stuff.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One Hit News

Norway's plan to to use revealing new airport security scans called "disgusting." Aftenposten:

    Georg Apenes, director of the inspectorate known as Datatilsynet, told newspaper Aftenposten on Monday that the revealing scans are "an affront to one's decency."


    Readers called the scanners, which reveal literally stripped-down images of their subjects, everything from "unacceptable" to another step towards total surveillance.

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Denmark police arrest man with Turkish roots for suspicions he urged terror groups abroad to kidnap Danish nationals. Copenhagen Post:

    PET, the domestic intelligence agency, the 22-year-old suspect has links to two men arrested on 4 September on suspicion that they were preparing explosives for use in a terror attack.

- - - - -
Clash occurs between right- and left-wing extremists at an Oslo cemetery. Aftenposten:

    The clash occurred as a group of neo-Nazis were holding a ceremony honoring German soldiers who were stationed and died in Norway during the Nazi occupation of World War II.

    Their ceremony was held at a German cemetery in Oslo's Alfaset district Sunday evening. Suddenly, another group proving to be left-wing extremists turned up, after their right-wing counterparts had lit torches on the German graves.

    The left-wing extremists were all wearing vests featuring reflector tape, but police couldn't immediately identify any of them or attach them to any anti-Nazi group.

    They reportedly attacked the neo-Nazis when they were in the process of laying down a wreath. That sparked a fight involving more than 20 persons and wooden clubs.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia sees rise in satellite television piracy and unfiltered access to porn. Saudi Gazette:

    The Link Sat LS-900 now in the market here is likely to aggravate what the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) already says is a "very serious problem" of signal piracy in Saudi Arabia.

    The nondescript little silver satellite signal receiver and decoder costs SR750 and is a steal for what it does.
    It unlocks paid television channels such as Showtime, ART and allows access to dozens of porn channels as well.

    Showtime and ART representatives say those using the LS-900 are "Stealing not only from us but from all other satellite television service providers as well."


    The number of channels you get for free with this decoder is worth SR8,000 a year," Khan, a satellite television technician, said.


    Within seconds, the decoder had scanned the Internet and found the unlock codes for hundreds of pay channels, allowing illegal access.

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Impeachment off the table for President Gloria Arroyo, at least for now. Manila Times:

    Members of the opposition in the House of Representatives walked out of Monday’s hearing on an impeachment complaint against President Gloria Arroyo that was filed by a lawyer in October.

    House Deputy Minority Leader Roilo Golez of Parañaque City led the boycott, as he called the hearing on the Roel Pulido complaint a “sham.”

    “I don’t think it would be useful and meaningful [for the minority congressmen] to participate in [this hearing], ” Golez told the House Committee on Justice hearing the Pulido complaint.

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Some people in the UK are upset that others want to drop charges against children under fourteen who brutally tortured animals in a wildlife park. Evening Telegraph:

    “What happened to respect for people and animals?” asked Kellie Hanton, one of more than 150 people who had signed the document by the end of the weekend.

    “Something needs to be done quickly before something like this happens again.”

    An anonymous poster said, “Too often I think some kids, because of our ‘society way of thinking,’ don't take responsibility for the results of their behaviour.


    A deer had been slashed with a craft knife and several otters were beaten with clubs. A snowy owl was so distressed it killed its chicks, and a terrapin’s eyes were gouged out.

    Three children, all aged under 14, were subsequently arrested.

Director Delbert Mann Dies

Film director Delbert Mann
has died at the age of 87. AP:

    Delbert Mann, who transformed Paddy Chayefsky's classic teleplays "Marty" and "The Bachelor Party" into big-screen triumphs and helped bring TV techniques to the film world, died Sunday. He was 87.

    Mann died of pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


    Mann's 1955 feature version of "Marty" won four Oscars: best picture and director, best actor for Ernest Borgnine and best screenplay for Chayefsky. The low-budget film with mostly little-known actors told the stark, poignant story of Borgnine's 34-year-old Brooklyn butcher who felt he was too ugly to find love. His life is changed when he meets an equally shy but sweet woman played by Betsy Blair.

    "I knew we had a good story because I had already done it on television," Mann once told The Associated Press. "But I certainly never expected it to be the hit that it turned out to be."

    Using techniques he brought from television, Mann took a mere 16 days to shoot the film version of "Marty," plus an additional three days for retakes. This compared with 45 days for typical features of that time, with epic pictures running far beyond that.


    Mann's other feature credits include "Desire Under the Elms" (1957), "Separate Tables" (1958), "Middle of the Night" (1959), "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1960), "The Outsider" (1961), "That Touch of Mink" (1962), "A Gathering of Eagles" (1963), "Dear Heart" (1964), "Fitzwilly" (1967), "Kidnapped" (1971), "Night Crossing" (1982) and "Bronte" (1983).


    "I missed the excitement and concentration that live TV gave us in the old days," Mann said at the time. "I was able to achieve the artistic freedom I can't get in films."

"Marty" - the 1953 television version with Rod Steiger and Nancy Marchand (years before her role as Livia Soprano) is mind-blowingly fantastic. The 1955 film version of "Marty" with Ernest Borgnine is equally impressive.

Full filmography

Fat Tax: Oh, Hell Yes!

I am so "on board" for airlines to institute a Fat Tax on obese passengers. BBC:

    A leading Australian nutritionist has urged airlines to charge obese passengers more for their seats.

    Dr John Tickell believes a "fat tax" would highlight his country's obesity crisis and make commercial sense, as heavier loads increase fuel costs.

    But health groups have warned that to single out people with weight problems could cause them emotional stress.


    He said that Australian airlines should impose charges on their overweight clients, as they do for excess baggage, because heavier loads increase fuel costs.

    "I fly Sydney to Perth - five hours - and being totally disadvantaged by some huge person next to me literally flopping over into my seat. Why should I pay the same as them?" he asked.

Awwwwww, are Mr. or Mrs. Chubby McHeartAttack going to suffer "emotional stress" if singled out to pay for two seats on their next flight somewhere? "Oh, dat's so sad."

Why, this would be the first time any class of people were singled out! What unprecedented, unmitigated gall!

Oh - wait - smokers have been singled out for decades, what about their "emotional distress"? Why, no one gives a sh*t about smokers' emotional distress, so why is society being so forgiving and treading so lightly when it comes to Mr. and Mrs. Chubby McHeatAttack?

Have you ever sat next to some obese person during a flight and had their body fat just falling into your personal space? I have and it's just obnoxious.

More from Australia's News.com:

    "If you are going to charge for excess baggage, then charge fat people for excess weight," he told The Sunday Telegraph.

    "Airlines are buying fuel, and if you are carrying a heavy weight on a plane you have to pay more for it.

    "But, instead, the rest of the public is paying for it. It's got to be restricted."

    Budget airline Jetstar has fitted extra-wide seats to cater for the expanding size of customers, who have the option of buying two seats, or upgrading, if the space is too small.

    "Flight attendants in the US have to go down the aisle handing extension seatbelts out like headphones," Dr Tickell added.

    "And it's starting to happen here, too."

    Dr Tickell told of being charged $100 to check-in golf clubs on a flight, despite an obese passenger outweighing him and his golf clubs.

    Airlines are being forced to revise their projected passenger loads to calculate extra fuel needs.

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority bans obese people from sitting in emergency exit rows on flights, as they could block other passengers from evacuating in an emergency.

See - see! Being obese isn't only a danger to the person who is obese - they are now a danger to others. Same argument as the (actually failed argument) of second-hand smoke being dangerous and risky.

It's also not fair - the favorite cry from Liberals and EnviroLunatics - for normal weight individuals to subsidize the fatties. And the fatties are forcing airlines to burn more fuel, thereby contributing to "climate change". GASP! The Horrors! The poor environment! The Melting of Greenland and Antarctica! The Polar Bears! The Seaweed! The Children! All because of the selfishness of the ChubbyMcHeartAttacks! For shame, Chubby, for shame!

Oh yeah, I all for mandating that that the Chubs pay for two seats - hell yes, hell yes!


Minnesota's "Primary" Seat Belt Law

Here we go again:

    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that 88 percent of Minnesotans are wearing their seat belts. That’s a high percentage, up from 83 percent last year, and should produce a corresponding decrease in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. But let’s not declare “mission accomplished” too soon. There’s one more step that needs to be taken: passage of a primary seat-belt law. In Minnesota, and in 25 other states, police can’t pull over drivers who aren’t wearing seat belts unless they first commit some other violation. This is an unusual statute; in fact, the seat-belt law is the only “secondary” traffic law on Minnesota’s books. In May, the Legislature came close to changing this, but a primary seat-belt bill didn’t make the final cut in the Omnibus Transportation Bill.

Well, thank god it didn't make the cut in the final Tranny Bill.

The 2008 Minnesota Legislative session will once again take up the issue of making wearing a seat belt mandatory and a primary offense.

Got Nanny State?

Minnesota, like many other states, faces critical issues such as crime, inflation, infrastructure, transportation, health care, illegal immigration, wasteful government spending, budgetary woes - to name a few - and the Democrats are hellbent and obsessed on more control and intrusion into peoples' private lives with their damned mandatory seat belt law.

The irony is that motorcyclists are not required by law in Minnesota to wear a helmet. I'm not saying they should. If any cyclist wants to fly off their bike and have their brain smeared on the highway, they have every right to do so. Same with seat belts.

The argument for mandating seat belt use is the usual false mantra from the Left that it will "save lives." It's not about saving lives. If saving lives is the primary and utmost concern of the Democrats, outlaw cars and trucks and demand everyone travel by horse and buggy.

Making wearing a seat belt a primary offense is simply a revenue raiser, just another reason to be pulled over by the cops and fork over your cash to the state. This is all it is. Well, this, and of course more intrusion into peoples' lives from the usual cradle to grave Liberal mentality.

While any police officer is busy writing you a ticket for not wearing a seat belt, another driver has just driven by exceeding the speed limit by 10 or 20 miles per hour or with a Blood Alcohol Content of .19 (legal limit .08). Who is more dangerous to the general public? The Democrats believe it's the person not wearing a seat belt.

If Dems want to save lives, crack down on speeders - and I'm not referring to the speeder who's traveling at 5-10 mph faster than the speed limit.

If you're in the left/inside lane on a Minnesota freeway and not going at least 80 mph you will have someone tail-gating you.

Stop signs are another area where stopping is a mere simple suggestion for drivers who don't even bother to do a "rolling stop".

If the state and cities want to raise revenue and provide "safety", no better two places to do it than freeway speeders and parking any cop in hidden view near any stop sign.


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