February 29, 2004

Today is a weird day

Just wanted to post something today. It's not everyday, or year for that matter, that you can post on February 29th.

So I am posting.

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February 27, 2004

Welcome to my Store

I just opened my own store at Cafe Press.

Visit my store and buy my mousepad. Support me please!!

Here is my store

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Lurch "hates" gays too

Isn't it strange that George Bush is getting a lot of heat for backing a ban on Gay marriage, but Lurch and the Ambulance Chaser are given a pass?

Rob at Say Anything says it well.

My finger smells like "ketchup"

If anything the two Wanna Be Appeasers-In-Chief are more despicable. They say one thing and do another. Kerry says he is for letting the states decide, but against gay marriage. But he voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, a law which does exactly what he is for?

Is this guy a waffler or what?

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Banning more guns

The Demogogues are trying to ban more guns. Fuckers.
Frank over at IMAO is talking about it. over there.

Basicially what it amounts to is that the Senate is trying to pass legilstion to give immunity to gun manufacturers from lawsuits. What happens are ambulance chasers (not unlike John Edwards) are suing gun manufacturers because some wacky crackhead decided to steal a gun and kill someone.

They want to weaken that proposed legislation and add more guns to the "Assault Weapon Ban".

Republicans in the house have already said "fuck you" to 2nd amendment bashers like Chucky Schumer. They won't pass any legislation which reinstates the old assault weapons ban, let alone adds to it.

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February 26, 2004

Review: The Passion of The Christ

"The Passion of The Christ", a film by Mel Gibson, tells the story of the last 12 hours of Jesus's life. It tells the story of his trial, his torture, and his crucifixion.

There was much controversy that came out before this film was released. Many called it anti-semetic, others say it's too violent. And the controversy has lead to great hype for a movie about Jesus. Left leaning Hollywood didn't want to touch it, and attacked it. But in the end Mel will have the last laugh.

First off, I believe that this movie will only cater to religious types, or those who are very familiar with Christian doctorine. The film, except for brief flashbacks, does not deal with the teachings of Jesus. The film almost entirely details his suffering, without much backstory as to who the man is, what his teaching were, or why he had to die in such a horrific manner.

The film begins with Jesus, played by Jim Caviezel, praying to his father in the garden, asking to be released from his obligation. He is frightened, and does not want to die in the way he knows he will be killed. The devil comes along and temps Jesus, only reinforcing Jesus's will to follow his destiny.

The two main characters involved in Jesus's death are Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, and Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest. Pilate is especially reluctant to crucify Jesus, but knows with the Jewish uprising demanding this "heretic's" death, he must Crucify him to avoid an all out rebellion.

The rest is history. Jesus is condemmed to torture and death. The final 90 minutes or so show in over-the-top detail the sadistic torture of Jesus.

I believe that the violence in this movie is so over the top, that it is detracting from the story of Jesus's love for humankind. Instead of relying on character development and story to understand and feel for the characters, we are just moved to sympathy for a man's torture. And beyond that you get numbed by the violence, sort of the way you would feel after being involved in a car wreck. You realize what has happened, but shock and awe are keeping it from truly sinking in.

That being said, the story is highy moving to people. Despite all that is done to Jesus, he still prays to his father to forgive his torturers. Even as lashes rip into his skin, he begs for the Heavenly Father to forgive them.

The charges of anti-semetism in this movie are 100% unfounded. If you go into this move an anti-semite, you'll still leave an anti-semite. If you aren't one, this movie will not convert you to hatred. Hate is not a feeling you feel when you leave the movie. Many, when they leave the theater, are in tears. Many others walk away in stunned silence.

Mel Gibson has set out to make a film, attempting to be true to the gospels. He has directed a film with stunning visuals, beautiful set design, frighteningly true-to-life scenes of torture. To those who are deep believers this movie will show a messiah who gave so much for us, because of love, so our sins may be forgiven. To those with only minimal faith, they will come to realize that they underestimated how much upheavel and sacrifice was given up for us, and will strengthen their faith.

3 Stars, out of 4

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February 25, 2004

Music CD Settlement

Frank J. over at IMAO reminded me of something. I just received a check for 13.86 from the music CD settlement. Real money FREE!!

In case you don't know what this is about, it was a lawsuit brought by states Attorneys general because music companies were overcharging (no..really) customers on CDs. CDs are cheaper to make, but cost more than tapes which cost less.

Anyways, that's my settlement.

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The Passion of the Christ

Well, I just bought my tickets for "The Passion" tonight. I will write a review tomorrow. I was raised Catholic, then switched to Episcopalian. I currently don't go to church much at all. I guess currently I could be considered agnostic. I don't necessarily believe strongly, but I respect and understand the Christian faith. So, I can see the move objectively, but also understand it as a religious person.

Vote now in my new Poll Question: Are you going to see the "Passion of The Christ"?

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Talking out of both sides of his mouth

kerry.jpg So John Kerry is against gay marriage, for civil unions, and against the proposed the Constitutional amendment. He says it is up to the states to decide. His wife, Theresa Heinze-Kerry, says of her husband's views:

From the Mercury News:

She said her husband would vote against such an amendment if it were introduced in the Senate, and that while he supports same-sex civil unions, Kerry believes defining marriage should be a question left to the states.

That's good a state's right issue. I'm glad to hear it. I like state's rights. There is a law on the books already. Its called the defense of marriage act. Here is what it says, from US Senate archives:

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) does two things. First, it provides
that no State shall be required to give effect to a law of any other
State with respect to a same-sex "marriage." Second, it defines the
words "marriage" and "spouse" for purposes of Federal law.

The first substantive section of the bill is an exercise of Congress'
power under the "Effect" clause of Article IV, section 1 of the
Constitution (the Full Faith and Credit Clause) to allow each State (or
other political jurisdiction) to decide for itself whether it wants to
grant legal status to same-sex "marriage." This provision is necessary
in light of the possibility of Hawaii giving sanction to same-sex
"marriage" under its state law, as interpreted by its state courts, and
other states being placed in the position of having to give "full faith
and credit" to Hawaii's interpretation of what constitutes "marriage."
Although so-called "conflicts of law" principles do not necessarily
compel such a result, approximately 30 states of the union are
sufficiently alarmed by such a prospect to have initiated legislative
efforts to defend themselves against any compulsion to acknowledge same-
sex "marriage."

Good it's glad to see that there is already a law on the books which fits John Kerry's position. But wait, he voted against this law. He voted against the law which he now says is exactly his position on the matter?

Hmm, I wonder when Kerry will serve warm fluffy waffles again...

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A Haiku and other stuff

For some reason I have this weird stuff stuck in my head. Like a Haiku I wrote in the 3rd grade.

Oh Stars in the dusk
How so beautiful at Night
As the Flowers Rest

Why do I remember that? I also remember my middle school combination to my locker. 36-24-26. Actuallly, that wasn't the combo, I guess I got that mixed up with something I read in a magazine or something.

But it is weird that I remember some useless stuff from my childhood, stuff that doesn't matter, but I guess is what makes for the fabric of our lives.

Another weird memory from my early childhood was my fear of Chicken Hawks. And by chicken hawks I don't mean George Bush, I mean Hawks that eat Chickens, like the ones in the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. I remember being outside my grandmother's house and hearing birds caw and being terribly afraid that a 50 foot chicken hawk would come and eat me.

I believe I was a terribly disturbed child.

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February 24, 2004

They are blowing gaskets all over the place

Well, over at DU, the Liberal Commie Pinkos are totally going nuts. They are furious that George Bush is proposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Here are some highlights:

The integrity administration...

If this passes, my wife and I are leaving this country for good. Despicable.


Totally disgusting.

I guess we have no poor to clothe and no hungry to feed.

"CHIMPANZEE McSHRUB" = A thuggish despicable Bigot.


prez. dipshit is clearly going for the homophobe vote.. as if he didn't already have it.

keep driving the log cabin repukes out of your camp. give a clear message that the repuke party doesn't tolerate tolerance. that just means more votes for us!



Plus, if you saw all the angry icons and such floating around, you'd see how they are losing it.

I can only imagine how bad they will be pissed off if Bush wins re-election.


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Happy Fastnacht Day!!

doughnut.jpg Happy Fastnacht day!! In case you don't know, fastnacht day, also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, is a day where you eat yummy fattening donuts before giving up such food for lent.

In many parts of the world the period before Lent is a time for partying before a period of fasting and self-reflection.  The Germans celebrate Fasching, Fasnacht or Karneval and the French have Mardi Gras.  The translation of "Fastnacht" is "Eve of the Fast."  The Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish celebrate only a single day--Fastnacht Day.  The main tradition is the eating of fastnachts, which are unleavened, deep-fried doughnuts, usually made with a potatoe batter and is a way of using up the lard and before lent.

I know that this is really a regional thing, even on the state level. Eastern Pennsylvania is full of people of Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch background.

When I lived out near Pittsburgh I decided to go buy some Fastnachts on Fastnacht day, only to be looked at as if I had two heads. Apparently those soft coal stompers out there don't know what a Fastnacht is.

Anyways. Even if you can't find real Fastnacht, go out and buy a donut and eat it, and know that eating donuts on the day before Ash Wednesday is a Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish tradition, and a tasty way to bring in the Lenten season.

For a recipe, try This site

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February 23, 2004

Grandmother of the Week

grandmother.jpg Betty, a 72 year old grandmother, is loveable, good with children, cooks great home cooked meals, likes going for rides, and loves to go on walks.

She is available for adoption at the High Rise in town. Betty's family moved and was unable to take her with them.

To adopt Betty, please call 555-1212.

This makes me sick(not the grandmother thing). I wrote this because I see dogs all the time in my local newspaper in the pet of the week section. They feature dogs and cats all the time. Most of them are up for adoption because their owners moved and "couldn't take them with them". What the hell. You don't leave family behind.


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Lies from Lurch

John Kerry came out in an agrily worded letter, attacking what he claims are smears by the Bush campaign.

Here is an excerpt form the letter:

"As you well know, Vietnam was a very difficult and painful period in our nation's history, and the struggle for our veterans continues. So, it has been hard to believe that you would choose to reopen these wounds for your personal political gain. But, that is what you have chosen to do."

What in the hell is going on? Is this some sort of twilight zone? Bush is sitting back minding his own business when that fat bastard Michael Moore claims Bush is a desserter and went awol.

For almost two weeks all that is heard about it from the mainstream media is this non-story. So someone in the Republican party then brings into question Kerry's Voting Record. Something which is public record and should be open to question. Kerry doesn't like the fact that his voting record is brought into question so he claims that Bush is smearing him and diggin up old wound of Vietnam?

This just affirms that John Kerry is one big Shithead

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February 22, 2004

Just Checking in

I was just checking in, and to test the new server's posting abilities.

In the meantime, here is a picture of Boots:


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February 20, 2004

Dance the Night Away

For the next 48 hours students at Penn State will participate in Thon, also known as the Dance Marathon. A moving event, and a wonderful fundraiser for children with cancer.

From the Harrisburg Patriot News

The 48-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping marathon, which begins today at 7 p.m. in Recreation Hall on the University Park campus, benefits The Four Diamonds Fund, which provides financial support to children with cancer and their families at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Since THON -- the largest student-run philanthropy in the world -- adopted The Four Diamonds Fund in 1977, it has raised more than $29 million to fight pediatric cancer. In 2002, it raised a record $3.6 million.

I myself have seen this event. When I saw it in the mid 90s it was in the somewhat modest White Building. It has now grown so large that it is now in Rec Hall, the home of Nittany Lion Volleyball. (Formerly of the basketball teams until they moved to the 19,000 seat Jordan Center)

It is a moving experience. These students, who do not sit or lay down for 48 hours. They raise money for kids with cancer and the Four Diamonds Foundation. During the last few hours they are visited by the children and families they are helping. Each group which sends dancers "adopts" a family, and the tears flow as they are united and they unveil how much was raised during the event and stories of love, loss, and courage are shared.

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Brain Sucker Starving

Here, Howie Dean plays a game of "Brain Sucker Starving"


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Big Brother again

"My objective is to resolve the DWI problem before the fact, before any more innocent people die.  To do that we have to make sure no one will ever drive drunk, "

That is a quote from New Mexico state senator Rep. Ken Martinez from earlier this week. On February 27th the New Mexico state House Tax and Revenue Committee passed his bill, which if it became law, would require allnew cars sold in New Mexico after January 1, 2008 to have ingnition interlocks to test for alcohol. Used cars sold after January 2, 2009 would have to have the interlocks also. Along with the bill, there would be a $600 tax credit to help defer the costof squashing freedom of installing the little buggers.

The idea is to eliminate alll DWIs in five years. In a letter to the Albuquerque Journal evil fascist state representative Ken Martinez says:

Spend the money before anyone dies. Costs to prevent DWI will actually save money, and the savings will appear in lower car insurance premiums. Emergency room costs go down, as do health insurance costs. Apprehension, detection, prosecution, defense, incarceration and treatment of drunk drivers costs money. The price tag to nail a drunk driver is far more expensive than prevention is at the front end.

The phone rings at midnight. Ask yourself as a parent, which phone call would you rather receive, the car won't start or your son is dead?

First off, I symphathize with anyone who has been impacted by drunk diving. But to use an emotional ploy to make the case for infringing on privacy rights and the freedom of the majority of citizens who aren't driving after drinking is wrong.

The 5th Amendment to the constitution says:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime.....

.....nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

According to Rep. W. Ken Martinez, about 214 died in alchohol related deaths. While that is bad, is that number high enough to infringe on the liberties of every single driver in the state? They already have laws to put interlocks on previously convited drunk drivers, but to require all drivers to have on is assuming guilt. In America it is innocent until proven guilty. In the American legal system it is the legal system which has the burden of proof. They have to prove your guilt. You do not have to prove your innocence. This bill, if passed, would change that.

In addition to squashing essential liberties, this law will just push auto business elsewhere. I know if I lived in New Mexico, and was buying a car, I would just visit a neighboring state to do so. Since the law only requires cars sold in New Mexico to have the interlocks, I would send my business outside the state. That means in-state businesses would be hurt. There would also be less revenue going into the state coffers. My taxes would go to neighboring states. I would punish them with my wallet.

Again, drunk driving is bad. You shouldn't do it. Period. But along with the rights and responsibilities of living in a free society is the consequences of making your own decicisions.

Benjamin Franklin said it nicely:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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February 19, 2004

Pepsi iTunes Stealing

I Steal Therefore I Am
Apple thought they were so cool. They had a brilliant marketing campaign to increase the already impressive market share of their iTunes music store. They would put codes into Pepsi caps. Uncover a code, win a free download from iTunes. One in three Pepsis had the code.

The only trouble is, as it turns out, is that people have discoverd a way to determine if their Pepsi has a winning code. All without buying a soda.

Not that I blame them entirely. I'm a Coke man myself. I've only been guzzling diet Pepsis to get the codes.

Accordint to MacMerc, it's pretty simple.

Your first task is to find a store that has the coveted sugar water. Just look for the yellow caps. Diet Pepsi, Pepsi and Sierra Mist all have them, and some [surely single] nerds claim select Mountain Dew bottles do as well.

Once you've captured a bottle, use the below image as a guide to try and uncover its destiny.

The secret is the angle. I've found it to be 25 degrees, but that's really no use when you're out in the field. Just tilt it until it seems about that, and look up towards it (hold it above your head). With luck, you should be able to see under the cap. Here's what a loser looks like:

Now I admit, I've done it. Who hasn't looked under the cap for a winner. But I guess my hours and hours of bloggin have ruined my eyes. All I see is a blur. I buy the Pepsi, only to find that I lost.

It also is somewhat shocking, though not surprising, that with very careful reading of your bottle, you can determine the 10-digit code necessary to buy a song, all without a single purchase.

This sort of action will no doubt give fuel to the fire to the argument that the illegal file sharers just want to steal songs. Even given a way to get songs for "free" (after purchase of a Pepsi), they will still try to cheat the system.

I think that the Pepsi/iTunes giveaway is a great thing. For people like me who already use iTunes, I can try a few songs I would otherwise be reluctant to try. For people not used to iTunes, they can try this service. And for people who never have downloaded music, it will introduce them to this new technology.

Everyone always wants something for free. Getting a free 99 cent download after buying a 99 cent soda is a good deal, you break even.

But come on, do you really need to steal codes from under Pepsi caps for a free download?

If these are the same people arrested for filesharing, then any sympathy I had for them went out the window.

For more reading, visit Tom's Nap Room

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Where Everyone Knows your name

I was born in a small town in Schuylkill County located in the Anthracite coal mining region of Northeast Pennsylvania. This area is known for its hard workers, hard drinkers, great food, and ethnic diversity. It is also the home of Yuengling Brewery, America’s Oldest Brewery.

This area is comprised of descendants of Slovak and Italian immigrants, and really know how to party. Almost weekly during the summer months there are "block parties" sponsored either by the local churches or by the numerous fire halls. At these parties whole town blocks are corded off for fun, food, and of course, beer. The beer (always Yuengling Premium) flows freely. It is part of the culture that has led this area to be the biggest consumer of Beer per-capita in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Another thing that is unique to this area is these bars that are almost impossible to find unless you know someone who goes there, usually this bar is located in someone’s house. No signs are located outside the bar to invite you in, but no invitation is needed. Just come in and take a load off.

The bar I frequent is located in my birth-town, and is down an unpaved road. This bar has no signs, and no indication that it is a bar whatsoever. It is located in a small two story house. If you didn’t know better you would assume that it is just a regular house. The whole downstairs, with the exception of the kitchen is the bar. It is like visiting some friend that has a bar in their living room. The kitchen adjoins the bar room, and during supper you can smell what they are preparing for their dinner. It is their home, and they welcome you.

Their beer selection is small, they only have Gennessee on draught and only a half a dozen or so different domestics in the cooler. They carry no imports, no "malt beverages", and no wine coolers. The point of this bar is not to drink the best beers in the world, but to drink the beer you got with people you love to be around. The people who go there drink the beer, love the beer, and more importantly love the camaraderie. It’s about the company, and drinking a cold .50 cent draught. Everyone takes turn buying rounds.

Many world problems have been solved over a few fifty-cent draught. World politics, women, and of course the ongoing problem of Penn State football are all fair game.

The tap system is also a sight to behold. The beer is kept at room temperature in the basement. Powered by electric compressor, it flows through 40 feet of coiled stainless steel tubing housed in a copper box filled with ice. The ice cools the beer to a perfect drinking temperature. It is not too cold! The old air compressor in the basement supplies the pressure. The system is all original and was installed in 1929.

This bar opened during prohibition as a speakeasy. The current owner often tells tales of her mother, who opened the bar, making her own moonshine and beer. Very often she was called in front of the“revenuers”. One time when the judge asked her why she was distilling whiskey she said it was "for her cough". It is truly a piece of history.

This bar is a dying breed. As the aging owners of these bars die, the bars close. Plus the draconian alcohol laws force a lot of these bars to close. I relish every minute I am in this bar. It is a step back in time. The way things used to be. No big fancy bars with flashy lights. No wet t-shirt promotions, no commercialization. Not even an electric cash register (just an old brass National with big buttons) Just good beer, good company, and appreciation for a good time.

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February 18, 2004

This is a Fox News Alert

Is it me or do they use that Fox News Alert thing too much.

This is a Fox News Alert: Today appears to be Wednesday the 18th.

This is a Fox News Alert: Brit Hume wears half-eyes.

This is a Fox News Alert: Prepare for a Fox News alert

Do they have a morphine drip attached to that "Fox News Alert" button?

Another thing that annoys me, and is the thing which made me think of this, is that it seems like three times a week they have a test of the Emergency Alert System on radio stations. They are always having these stupid tests.

It's too the point now that when I hear either the Fox News thing or the Emergenecy Alert Chirp, I don't blink an eye. What happens when the world is ending, I won't care as I will not be paying attention to it.

Stupid alerts.

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Smoking Banners to be "Terminated"

This post also available on Blogcritics.org

California has one of the toughest workplace smoking policies in the world. The dracnonian laws prohibit smoking in most any public building. Even "cigar bars" can't allow smoking anymore. But Arnold Schwarzenegger has plans to reduce these restrictsions. Sort of.

According to the Washington Times

California law strictly bans smoking in offices, bars and restaurants, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a longtime cigar smoker has proposed converting the state Capitol's interior courtyard into a "smoking plaza."
    Under the actor-turned-governor's plan, part of the Capitol's roof would be removed to create an area where legislators and other Sacramento visitors could smoke.
    The governor's spokeswoman, Terri Carbaugh, explained that Mr. Schwarzenegger wants to create an informal meeting and schmoozing area where he can smoke cigars with lawmakers and other power brokers.

I think this is a good first step to bringing freedom back into the lives of Californians. It sounds like a good idea, both sides should be able to live with. Smokers would have a centralized place to smoke, and the non-smokers still have the rest of the building which is smoke free.

But not good enough say many anti-freedom smoking groups:

"That's very frightening that would even think about smoking inside the heart of our state Capitol," said Jim Walker, the director and founder of Stop Tobacco Abuse of Minors Pronto. "He could do more good by championing our cause rather than trivializing it."
    Last Saturday in Sacramento, several dozen protesters demonstrated in front of the Capitol to denounce Mr. Schwarzenegger's project to turn the Capitol courtyard into a smoking patio.
    "We are deeply disappointed at several recent public depictions of your use and promotion of cigars and urge you to refrain from modeling this dangerous habit," the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the American Lung Association wrote in a recent letter to Mr. Schwarzenegger.

This hits on two central arguments that I always harp on.

1. It's your body. If you want to smoke, it's your right. The argument that it costs society too much in health care is a scary thought to progress. Alcohol, fattening foods, and lack of exercise all end lives prematurely. Should we go after those now?

2. If a business owner wants to have an establishment where smokers can gather and enjoy a smoke, its HIS right. He owns the business, he pays taxes on the building, and profits. He has as much as a right to have an establishment which is smoking as a bar or restaurant owner has the right to have a smoke-free establishment.

Freedom comes with risks and responsibilities. When are we going to allow adults to be adults and stop letting big government nannies tell us what to do.

I say smoke away.

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John Stossel Rules!!

In his new book, Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media, John Stossel (the co-host of ABC's 20/20) discusses his past as a consumer affairs reporter and his revelation during his work that a lot of the problem in Amercia today come from huge government intruding in our everyday lives. The programs supported and paid for by you and me stifle innovation and make us less prosperous.

Similar to "Who's Looking Out for You", by Billl O'Reilly, this book is a much more easy read and comes off as less preachy. The language is smooth and flowing and comes across a lot more like a converstation and less like a book of thought and ideas.

Stossel discusses his youth, his battle with severe stuttering, and his early work as an investigative reporter.

During his tenure at ABC he went from consumer affairs reporter to skeptic of big government. Supporters of his who loved his work when he was skeptical of big businesses, began to question his integrity when he started questioning big government.

His topics range from discussing the FDA process of approving drugs, which he sees as taking entirely too long, to government regulations which cause people to be overpaid for government contracts, to the benefits of "greed".

Frequent followers of Stossel will no doubt recognize many of his arguments. Many of the chapters closely follow and discuss many of his television specials like "Are we Scaring Ourselves to Death?" and "John Stossel Goes to Washington"

Though the book is a quick and enjoyable read, it tends to drag on a bit in some areas. Some of the chapters could be condenses slightly, as a few of his arguements tend to get repetetive.

Anyone who subscribes to the tennents of a Libertarian, that is small government, free markets, and less government intrusion in your personal life will find this book enjoyable.

For heavier reading I would point you towards books by Larry Elder or, if you are really looking for something heavy, Ayn Rand.

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February 17, 2004

My Buddies and me

I wanted to share with you my reflections on being an animal lover. Lately, it seems, I've been getting a bad rap around the web, mostly at Blogcritics.org. I can picture that people who don't like me imagine me sitting in my big oak room, surrounded by copies of Mein Kampf, smoking a pipe, paining a color by numbers Adolf Hitler statuette. Well, not quite. I am quite the loveable fuzzball (to borrow a quote from Rush Limbuagh). As proof, I want to tell you about my furry friends.

This is my big kitty, Boots. I picked him up at a local shelter after his mommy died. He is a Maine Coon cat weighing in at about 16 pounds. He's not done growing, and will probably be able to beat me up soon.

For as big as he is, he is a big wimp. Despite the fact that he is bigger than our dog, Oreo, Boots still runs away when comfronted. Usually the dog runs away from Boots too, because Oreo fears Boots.

Boots is "Buddy Boots". He follows me around, cooing and clawing at me, begging for attention. When I spend days at home, in my office, he sleeps right on my desk, making desk work virtually impossible.



This is Oreo, our two year old "mutt" we adopted from another local shelter. She's a sweety and loves to play with her sock. Tug of war is her game. Since my dad lives at our house with us, she barks whenever he comes home from work, or from outside, or from the bathroom. Actually whenever she sees him, she barks.

Weird Dog



This is Nittany. She is named after the famed Nittany Lion that once roamed the woods of Pennsylvania, and also of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

She is the little baby of the family. She loves attention, and loves to lick your hand when you pet her.

She also is known as crazy claws because she likes to play rough and bite and scratch. But it's all fun.

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February 15, 2004

On a lighter note

On a lighter note, I just thought I'd share a picture or two of my cat Boots.



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February 14, 2004

Big Mean Liberals

For today's angry liberal highlight of the week, I would like to award all lefties with the award of most annoying a-holes. There have been many things in the news lately. From the Miserable Failure calling Bush a desserter to the ravenous way the media has been attacking bush, demanding his military records, lefties have gone plum crazy.

My grandfather always said true partisan liberals were mean people. He cited examples like Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy. Conservatives, for the most part, are nicer and more laid back. And web-sites such as The Democratic Underground and The Angry Liberal don't do much to discount the idea.

I have not done enough research to validate that, but I do know what I see in the press and in the Democratic debates.

Take this from the Glenn Beck hatemail archives:

You f---ing right-wing nut!!! You and Rush Limbaugh must suck each other's d---. Think you Bushies are smart? Try taking every right-wing bulls---ter off of the radio waves, and watch the Republicans collapse!! You're probably like all the other little republican yuppies. Never worked a day in your life. I don't mean spouting off your mouth on a regular basis. I mean good old fashioned physical labor. You dumb sh--.

Wow, that is mean. I really am swayed by this guy's arguments. I was also shocked when Howard Dean called Bush a Gang Leader. I never knew he lead a gang. I was shocked...shocked.

The trouble is true lefties are like children. They want stuff. Yelling gimme gimme gimme. When their parents (conservatives or taxpayers) who are the ones who have to pay for it say no, work for it on your own, they get pissed and say "I hate you mommy and daddy, you guys are mean".

It's called tough love.

Look at the attacks on the Bush administration from the likes of Barbara Streisand, The Dixie Chicks, Alec Baldwin, and Michael Moore. All very hateful. When they can't resort to winning the battle of ideas, they call names.

I hate you mommy.

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February 12, 2004

I want many wives


In San Francisco, longtime lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon, 79, and Del Martin, 83, were married just before noon local time by City Assessor Mabel Teng in a closed-door civil ceremony at City Hall, mayor’s spokesman Peter Ragone said. The two have been a couple for 51 years.

Ragone said that beginning at noon, officials would begin issuing marriage licenses to any gay couples applying for one.

One lesbian couple had already lined up outside City Hall, one of the women wearing a white wedding dress.

Lyon and Martin said after the brief ceremony that they were going home to rest and did not plan anything to celebrate. The couple seemed proud of what they had done.

“Why shouldn’t we” be able to marry? Lyon asked.

Well, it looks like the sky is falling. Lesbians and gays can marry. The world is ending. As I remove my tounge from my cheek, I want to say this: Don't get me wrong. I think gay and lesbian couples should share many of the same benefits heterosexual couples share. They should be able to have hospital visitation rights and other legal rights much like the commonlaw marriages had before many states outlawed them.

But I draw the line at "Marriage". Marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman. Though it could be considered "discrimination" to not allow homosexual couples to marry, you have to draw the line somewhere. If the line is moved for gay couples, where is the end? Will we allow men to marry multiple wives? Wives to marry multiple husbands? Adults marrying children?

A line has got to be drawn somewhere. As much I as I believe in the Second Amendment, I think a line has to be drawn at flame throwers and missle launchers A literal reading of that amendment can be interpreted as saying that the "Right to bear arms shall not be infringed". Not be infringed means NOT BE INFRINGED!!

Common sense dictates that you have to draw a line. Pure constitutionalist libertarians will say though that any laws are an infringement on rights. That is the same argument gay marriage activists use to push for gay marriage. They say that the Constitution should not discriminate.

But the reason for existing laws limiting marriage to same-sex couples is because of morality. Plain and simple. Agree with it or not, morality is the reason. To move the morality line to include homosexuals but not polygamy or polyandry, or beastiality, or pedophilia you are asking for trouble.

A moral line has to be drawn somewhere. The logical point is a line which rewards behavior which will promote the growth of the human animal. Since children can only come naturally by traditional coupling of men and women, it seems like the logical place to limit the definition of marriage.

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John Humping Kerry


From The Drudge Report:

A frantic behind-the-scenes drama is unfolding around Sen. John Kerry and his quest to lockup the Democratic nomination for president, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

Intrigue surrounds a woman who recently fled the country, reportedly at the prodding of Kerry, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

A serious investigation of the woman and the nature of her relationship with Sen. John Kerry has been underway at TIME magazine, ABC NEWS, the WASHINGTON POST, THE HILL and the ASSOCIATED PRESS, where the woman in question once worked.

This is not the first time that this has happened with Kerry. He has long shown a disposition for two things.

1: He loves to marry rich heiresses.

2: He loves to cheat on them.

His first wife whom he married in 1970, was Julia Thorne. She was a heiress to a family fortune estimated to be worth about $300 million. She suffered from clinical depression and he was seen cavorting with beautiful hollywood starlets.

Now these accusations are not at all from the Republicans. This is a Gary Hart sort of thing. Typical mud slinging between Democrats. What is sort of weired is that as soon as there seems to be a new front-runner, there is something that aims to take them down.


Could this be the work of.....SATAN,, errr I mean CLINTON??

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February 11, 2004

Michael Moore, Miserable Failure

The Miserable Failure Michael Moore is a total fat arrogant bastard. He won an Oscar last year (which alone should tell you that the Oscars are a piece of shit), and now thinks he is legitimate. Saddam Hussein was more a legitimate leader of Iraq than Moore is a legitmate "docomentarian".

First I want to congratulate him on his endorsement of Clark. The Miserable Failure said on his web-site:

I have decided to cast my vote in the primary for Wesley Clark. That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country!

I believe that Wesley Clark will end this war. He will make the rich pay their fair share of taxes. He will stand up for the rights of women, African Americans, and the working people of this country.

And he will cream George W. Bush.

Cream GW? How can he cream him when he drops out of the race? HMMMM? How can he do that? Tell me the logistics of that? You're so intelllectually superior to everyone else.

Gen. Clark has decided to leave the race," said Clark spokesman Matt Bennett. "I think probably the biggest reason is the tremendous momentum that Senator Kerry built coming out of the Iowa and New Hampshire races."

"The mountain got too steep to climb."

He is also discussing the papers released by the White House yesterday detailing President Bush's military record.

I find it amusing that he, to my memory, ever criticized Clinton for bailing on service alltogether and going to England to pen nasty letters about despising the military.

He does try to answer the question here:

THAT is what makes this whole business of you being AWOL so despicable, and makes the grief-stricken relatives want to turn away from you in disgust. The reason your skipping-out on your enlistment didn't matter in the 2000 election was because we were not at war. Being stuck in a deadly, daily quagmire now in 2004 makes your military history-fiction and your fly-boy costume VERY relevant.

So I guess if a President like Clinton didn't serve, or a President like Bush is accused of not serving completely, it's okay as long as we don't go to war. So I guess we can be attacked, our citizens murdured and we can't act because our President didn't serve.

I guess if we DID have Gore as President it would be okay to go to Iraq because he carried a camera in Vietnam, protected by bodyguards.

But he served.

Click here fore discussion of the Miserable Failure

NRO discusses Bowling for Columbine

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February 10, 2004

Voo Doo Doo Doo

For a little bit of fun with Voo Doo, buy yourself a Political Voodoo Doll

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A Humble Plan

There are too many homeless people. We need to get rid of them. I have an idea of how to do so, and this is it.

Well, most of the homeless want to be homeless. They enjoy it. They get free meals at soup kitchens, and that gives them enough time to do drugs and drink Thunderbird. I would say 8 out of 10 are like this. For the remaining 2 out of 10, this plan doesn't apply.

First we need to stop giving them food, handouts and warm places to stay when it gets cold during the winter. We should allow them to just fend for themselves. For places like in the Northeast this will kill of many of them during sub zero temperatures. (When have you seen a homeless people in Alaska?) Exposure and frostbite will eliminate the weakest of them.

The trouble with this is that it will encourage crime among the ones that didn't die of exposure. Hobos and vagrants will be desperate for hooch money and food that they might turn to crime. That is why I believe that every citizen must be armed with at least a .38 caliber handgun to fend off the homeless. It is therefore going to be required to be lawful to kill homeless people on sight. This law will also alllow homeless people to kill and eat other homeless people.

With a bounty on their heads combined with the prospects of being killed for sport by the homeful among us, or killed for food by other bums the homeless will have sufficient incentive to not be homeless anymore.

The ones who really lack the incentives will, of course, be eliminated by hunting and starvation.

With my plan there will no longer be homeless people within 10 years.

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February 09, 2004

Democratic Undergrown

Those weirdos at Democratic Underground are at it again. This time they found Frank J.'s funny commentary on typical Democratic Underground messageboard posts.

From my front of spying on the Democratic Underground, I've come across a few gems of progressive thought. I found it simply within 15 seconds after going to DU. It is about them talking about how Jesus didn't exist. I don't know if you belive in Jesus or not, but face it. He did exist.

The story of Jesus is an allegorical tale of the movements of the sun through the heavens and most of the stories related to him are tales that relate to movements of other objects (Stars, planets, constellations) through the seasons and the sky. The story of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ is CLEARLY a play if one doesn't suspend ones critical thinking skills.

For those that don't buy this, ask yourselves this question:
What day is Easter on? You know that Xmas is always on Dec. 25th but Easter differs year to year. Why?

I need duct tape to hold my head from exploding from this next one. They say that even though Bush never said "imminient threat" sic he didn't have to because:

The factual rebuttal to their "Bush never said imminent threat, he never used that word, blah, blah", of course, is that he didn't have to. The US -friggin- Constitution does.

U.S. Constitution
Article I.
Section. 10.
Clause 3:

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such IMMINENT Danger as will not admit of delay.

Well nice bit of cut and paste Mr. Lib, but Section 10 clause 3 referrs to State's rights. Just like Clauses 1 and 2 basically say that states can't enter into other confederations, coin coins, or post export/inport dues other than mandated by Federal law. Blah blah blah.

But laws and such don't really matter to Libs. Just like thier "living breathing document" diatribe when they talk about the constitution.

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February 08, 2004

He came out of the closet

Telly.jpg Telly monster came out of my closet last night. Apparently he got a job in Monstropolus at the place that makes electricity. He is the newest scarer/comdeian.

Trouble is Telly is not really scary or funny. Imagine trying to be scared by Woody Allen. He came out of the closet, tripped over my clothes basket and asked for some tums.

He had some acid reflux or something. He told me how his aunt had a boil lanced.


I agree with Don. Fucking Muppets

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February 07, 2004

Evil Glenn is Remaking a Movie

Glenn Reynolds is at it again. Not happy with just contaminating the blogsphere, blending puppies, and killing Hobos, Evil Glenn is set forth to remake one of the most classic movies of all time. Benji.

I don't know much about the specifics of the script or anything, but judging by the movie poster I found. I don't think Benji is cute and cuddly.


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Mr. Intimidation

Frank over at imao was miffed that Dave Berry was on his turf of the Blogsphere, so he wrote him a letter. Well. You'll have to see wha happan

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February 06, 2004

Sending Jobs abroad is GOOD!!

With the recent unemployment numbers in, with roughly 120,000 new jobs last month, and the unemployment down to 5.6% it's time to discuss an unpopular argument. That sending tech jobs overseas is actually good.

To understand this argument you have to concede three points.

1. The United States is the driving force for economics in the world. We have one of the highest standards of living, and produce most of what the world uses.

2. The United States is the primary engine for technological innovation for the world.

3. We have the hardest working and best trained workforce in the world.

A common double standard by economic liberals is that that we should not send jobs overseas, but on the same hand, it's unfortunate that we as Americans have the lion’s share of jobs, money, and prosperity in the world. We should share the wealth so to speak. Well, we do. And we should.

Jobs like computer programming and tech support, which cost a lot to do here, are sent to places like India where labor is cheaper. That frees up capital for investments in new technology and industries here. In turn the economies of second and third world countries benefit from support jobs. They have more money to spend on products and services our streamlined industries have to offer.

We all benefit. They have more money, prosperity, and wealth. And we have more money for new technologies, which in turn, will create more jobs here, It's a continually rising cycle.

The arguments going on against job exportation now also went on in the 1980's when steel and auto jobs left the United States for places like Japan. It would be feared we would lose our place as economic leader. People feared Japan taking over the world. (so to speak) But for every job we lost to that exportation of jobs, more were gained in new fields like high technology, financial, and service industries.

Economies continually cycle upward and change. One hundred years ago many people were coal miners, steel workers, and railroad engineers. Today those jobs have been replaced by jobs in new sectors unheard of then. The exportation of jobs then lead to investments in the future. The future we live now.

We all benefit in the long run when jobs are exported. The economies of second and third world countries rise. Their spending power is increased and they are more likely to purchase goods and services offered by, and produced, by American companies.

We have a stronger, more efficient workforce which is able to invest in capital, new technology, and research. Our standard of living rises with the tides of others.

We will also be seen as a force of good in the World. The prosperity of our economy drives the growth of others. The whole world benefits.

And that is good.

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February 04, 2004

The CIA can't do it, but I can

One of the big controversies regarding the CIA's inability to identify WMD in Iraq is the lack of "spooks" or undercover operatives in Iraq.
Well to help the Conservative cause, I have been undercover at the Democratic Underground forums. I have been posing as a shit throwing conspiracy theorist at the DU forums, and have learned several things.

1. They hate Bush alot

2. Many of them smoke weed

3. I think the weed destroyed their brain cells responsible for coherent thought.

4. They hate "neo-cons"

5. They mock conservative ideals and values

Here is a brilliant braindead dissertation on Clinton and Iraq

1. President Clinton never described the Iraqi WMD threat on the same level as Bush and with as much certainty. Clinton never said that we could be attacked in 45 minutes and that Saddam had connections to terrorist groups. Clinton never used the word "mushroom cloud." I hope you get my point here.

Well, I hate to break it to hippie boy, but Clinton did describe the WMD threat as major. From US Embassy transcripts on December 16th 1998.

"This situation presents a clear and present danger to the stability of the Persian Gulf and the safety of people everywhere. The international community gave Saddam one last chance to resume cooperation with the weapons inspectors. Saddam has failed to seize the chance," Clinton said.

"In halting our air strikes in November, I gave Saddam a chance, not a license. If we turn our backs on his defiance, the credibility of U.S. power as a check against Saddam will be destroyed," the President said. "We will not only have allowed Saddam to shatter the inspections system that controls his weapons of mass destruction program; we also will have fatally undercut the fear of force that stops Saddam from acting to gain domination in the region."

"If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors; he will make war on his own people," Clinton said. "And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them. Because we are acting today, it is less likely that we will face these dangers in the future."

Well I commended President Clinton then, and I think it was right to act. Presidnet Clinton said that we had to act because, if we didn't, would have no credibility to enforce resolutions in the future.

That is the exact reasons that Bush gave for the "march to war".

Where do these intellectual elites claim to be so smart, but so ignorant to recent history?

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Replacement of Stupid Liberal

Since there are so many buttheads out there, I am replacing my "Stupid Liberal of the Week" feature with "Dumbass of the Week".

This week I want to congratulate the people over at Democratic Underground. These wacky libs are totally out there, and love to post all sorts of crazy ideas in their discussion threads. I love how they bitch about conservatives being nazi's and gloat about how they are all about free and open discussions.

But look at their main rule:

We welcome Democrats of all stripes, along with other progressives who will work with us to achieve our shared goals.

This is a "big tent" message board. We welcome a wide range of progressive opinion. You will likely encounter many points of view here that you disagree with.

We ban conservative disruptors who are opposed to the broad goals of this website. If you think overall that George W. Bush is doing a swell job, or if you wish to see Republicans win, or if you are generally supportive of conservative ideals, please do not register to post, as you will likely be banned.

If you have been banned from Democratic Underground, you are not permitted to log on again using a different username. Previously banned members will be immediately banned, regardless of behavior.

People who repeatedly and willfully break the rules, or who generally engage in rude, antisocial behavior, will be banned. It doesn't matter if you are a progressive or a long-term member of this board

Frank J. over at his IMAO has a great post about it as well.

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I think the Beatles suck

Proving that all hippy free love socialists deep down love the almightly dollar while still trying to defeat capitalism, former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney , Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison's estate are suing Apple iTunes over the use of the Apple logo and name in conjunction with the Apple iTunes service. It seems they think they own everything. I am just waiting for them to sue Volkswagon because of the Beetle might be confused with their shitty music.

I think Paul is still miffed that boy lover Michael Jackson outbid him for the rights to his own songs.

They also rail against music swapping services like Napster and Kaaza, but refuse to allow their songs on legitimate services like iTunes. Go figure. The Beatles have always resisted new technology. They waited 5 years after CDs were introduced to offer their drug induced hippy fodder on CD.

The problem is that the drug fried minds of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Metallica can't keep with the times. They don't see that the new and preferred format for music is downloadable. For myself, I will no longer buy a CD from store. If it's not on iTunes, I won't buy it.

I grant you that a portion of the downloaders are crooks who just want free stuff, but more than that it is a population that is increasingly digital. From MP3 players to Tivos, the downloaders want their music portable, transferrable, and digital. The RIAA member bands have been slower than molases in winter at adopting new technologies. Servies like iTunes and the new Napster is where the futuere of buying and distributing music is at.

Instead of embracing this technology they fought the illegal downloaders, and now refuse to adapt to the legal alternative.

What Mr. Conductor and The Walrus don't seem to get is that people are getting more and more fed up with this kind of action. From the Beatles suing Apple iTunes to the RIAA itself suing a wheelchair bound honor student, they look more and more like anti-capitalist communists.

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Wha Happan?

I am sick of these stupid spam senders and virus senders. More importantly I am sick of virus and spam filters. These filters, a necessary evil, are really pissing me off. I don't even know what to put in the subject line anymore when I send personal email.

I tried to send an e-mail to my sister with the subject line "Hello Alanna", and I got a message back from the PSU pop server saying that they suspected that based on my SUBJECT line they deleted it becasue it might have the sobig.a virus (mydoom). Impossible since I have a Mac, and they don't get that virus.

The trouble is that virus senders and spammers send email with all the friendly subject lines YOU would normally use when you email friends and family.

Stupid spammers.

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February 03, 2004

Doonsbury is not a dummy

Over at Say Anything rob discusses some 1971 Doonsbury comics featuring John Kerry.

Here is a link to the strips

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Will The Real John Kerry Please stand up

John Kerry is touting himself as a patriotic American who served his country with distinction. No doubt he was a great soldier and did a fine job serving his country. But if you think that is the whole story, you don't know Jack.

According to the Boston Globe:

Democratic presidential front-runner John F. Kerry, who has turned his decorated Vietnam War service into a theme of his campaign, said yesterday that President Bush and the US military should settle questions -- raised recently by Kerry allies -- about whether Bush completed his military service requirement in the Texas Air National Guard in the 1970s.

Before attending a campaign rally here that drew 2,000 people, on the eve of today's presidential primary in Arizona and six other states, the Massachusetts senator said that the matter of Bush's military service record was ''a question that I think remains open.'' Kerry added that he lacked ''the facts'' to make a judgment about accusations that Bush ended his military commitment prematurely.

So the great war hero is going to bring up unfounded accusations against George Bush. Great, bring it on Jack. American minded people will then bring up the fact that repeatedly you voted agaist the American Military and stood with Jane Fonda and other red diaper babies in protesting the war.

According to Boston Herald Traveler he stood with Jane Fonda as a national leader of Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), Kerry campaigned against the effort of the United States.

He also authored an anti-war book, New Soldier.

Kerry also claimed while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations in 1971, that U.S. soldiers had “raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.”

All this while true war heroes like Senator John McCain were being tortured and sodomized at the hands of communists in prisioner of war camps.

Senator John Kerry also participated in demonstrations where soldiers would throw their medals on the steps of Congress. Though he did throw medals, the ones he threw were not his own. His medals hang proudly in his Senate office.

What one does years ago is one thing, and can be forgiven. But you cannot discount the un-American tone of his protesting. He now goes on pretending to be proud of his Vietnam war experience and has made jabs at President Bush's lack of active service in Vietnam.

You cannot have it both ways. You cannot protest the war while at the same time using your service as a flower in your vest to dress up what really is an un-American, anti CIA and military past.

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February 02, 2004

100 Milly Own

100 Milly Own In case you didn't notice the spiffy (though badly acted) Superbowl commercial, iTunes and Pepsi are giving away 100,000,000 (100 Million) free downloads via the iTunes store. The codes (1 in 3 wins) are located under the yellow caps.

If anyone drinks Pepsi, but does not use iTunes you can give away your code to support indie groups from The iTunes Recycler

Or, if you'd like I'd appreciate codes too. I can only drink so much Pepsi.

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Well, the Superbowl was great. Too bad I can't say the same for the halftime show.

Between Kid Rock's ripped American Flag, two washed up stars performing a rediculous act ending with one of them having an exposed breast, and Puff Daddy or P Diddy or P Dumbass (whatever he is called now), this show didn't exactly fit the target audience of the superbowl.

I know at the bar I was at, with a range of women and men from their mid 20s to their 60s were all flabbergasted at the show.

It was awful! And with people all over the world watching, it is no wonder some of them hate us. If all they see of America is the garbage on TV such as the Superbowl half-time show, I would hate us too.

The pre-game show was excellent. With the tribute to Nasa and the crew of the Columbia, a great Anthem rendition by Beyonce Nowels, and some good singers and groups, the pre-game was the highlight of the non-football action.

I would also ask you to please vote in my new poll asking what YOU thought of the half-time show.

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February 01, 2004

Touch the Hand of God

Godspeed crew of the Columbia. The hearts and thoughs of the nation are with you.

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