August 31, 2004


Well, it looks like the MTV crowd isn't all fornication and addiction to EX.

It seems like they do have a sense of right and wrong, and judging by , the youth vote might not go for Kerry. Overall it hasn't been a good time for Kerry.

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Stamping your way across the USA

Now, this is pretty cool. The US Postal Service has come up with a way to make a little money in a cool way. What they are doing is allowing you to order stamps with a Personalized photo of your choosing.

The sheet of stamps costs about twice that of regular stamps, but it is pretty neat. Imagine having a party for your kid, and including their photo on the stamp. Or, if you are getting married, put your engagement photo on the stamp.

Not a bad idea.

Order them here

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New World Disorder

I didn't watch any of the convention last night. Sorry, I was drinking beer and watching sports. I needed a break.

One thing that I did do is reflect on the olympics. We kicked ass and took names, but the European Union used it as a way to pit all of Europe against the United States.

Mr Prodi turned the Athens games into a political football, boasting that our bag of 30 medals helped the EU trounce America and China.

He said: “The Games were a huge success thanks to their unique spirit and smooth organisation but also because EU athletes did so well.

“In 2008 I hope to see the teams in Beijing carry the flag of the European Union alongside their own national flag as a symbol of our unity.

Talk about new world order. These people in the Union of Socialist Euorpean States love to make everything a contest between us and them. That's one reason they opposed us in the war.

Also about the Olympics is the patriotism and American flag waving we witnessed whenever we saw one of our fine athletes win a gold medal. I was proud to be an American, and had a tear in my eye when they played our national anthem (partially because they butchered it so much).

But the pride that I witnessed in our country and pride in the Olympic spirit was evident in the high ratings. American want a distraction and need a reason to be proud in this country. They got it, and it is no wonder why Bush is surging ahead in all polls.

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August 27, 2004

Socialist Healthcare

Michelle Malkin has a geat take on the problems with socialist healthcare.

It is an especially good read today for two reasons. First, the bearded socialist Paul Krugman had another mindless column in the Left York Times. Second, liberal press is spinning the the news today of the increasing number of uninsured. (ignoring the fact that a lot of those counted as having no insurance are the rich who don't want any, and the illegal immigrants who don't deserve any).

Like Michelle, I admit there is a problem with our health care system. But it really didn't start until HMOs popped their ugly heads in 1973, thanks in part to Ted Kennedy, who now blames Bush for the health insurance crisis.

If you want to see more about why single payer systems suck, look no further than France.

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August 26, 2004

Another John Kerry Lie

Rachel Lucas shows that while speaking during a speech about Martin Luther King, John Kerry lied about where he was in April 1968. He said:

"I remember well April, 1968 - I was serving in Vietnam -- a place of violence -- when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home..."

In fact he was not in Vietnam, and would not be for another 7 months.

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Gimme yo money!!

A site called True Blue is trying to promote people to be loud at Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

Beaver Stadium – capacity 107,501. Student section? 21,000 strong. You would think that the Beav would be one of the most intimidating venues in college sports, right? Unfortunately, you're wrong. It isn't. But that's about to change.

TRUEBLUE is a grassroots movement by a coalition of Penn State students, alumni, and fans aiming to raise the level of intensity inside Beaver Stadium on gameday to make it the premiere home field advantage in college football.

beaver-stadium-lg.jpg I say, if I'm paying in excess $50 for each ticket, $10 to park, and they still suck, I am going to be quiet. In fact if they suck like they have been the past two years, I will BOO.

But it also doesn't help that they have taken all the fun out of going to the games. It seems at times when the band or the cheerleaders should be rousing the crowd, we are seeing a Pepsi commercial.

I've touched on this issue in the past--the gameday experience. We've gone away from the Rock & Roll to a glorified video. Instead of the Band playing fight songs during timeouts, the TV blares commercials. Some fans are asked to sit down instead of being allowed to show some emotion. Here's what others have emailed me in the past

But what is more disturbing is a growing trend for college teams to bilk you out of your money, especially if you're a season ticket holder.

Watson, an all-Southeastern Conference fullback for Tennessee from 1969 to '71, has held season tickets for the Vols since 1983. But last spring Tennessee's athletics department informed him that to keep his seats spitting distance from the 50-yard line, he'd have to donate $1,000 a seat each year to the athletic-scholarship fund, on top of the price of his tickets.

That galled Watson, a former Blue Angels pilot who now circles the world for a shipping company. He was among more than 1,000 current season ticketholders who were told, when Tennessee created the scholarship fund in 1986, that they could keep their seats as long as they renewed their season tickets.

So, for all the people who claim that College sports are pure, while pro sports are evil, read that story, and see that only only difference between college and pros is that the pros get paid legally.

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August 25, 2004

Dish it out, but won't take it

Max Cleland has started bitching and moaning about the swiftboat vet ads. I'm sure if he had his feet he'd be stomping them right now in protest.

CRAWFORD, Texas — Former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland said he tried to get a letter to President Bush asking him to specifically denounce independent campaign ads against John Kerry but no one at the president's ranch would accept the letter.

Cleland, a Democratic triple amputee who served in the Vietnam War, arrived in nearby Waco in the early afternoon with Jim Rassmann, the man who says he was pulled out of a river in Vietnam by Kerry, who ultimately saved his life.

"These scurrilous attacks on John Kerry's credibility and war, his courage, his valor, are false and George Bush is behind it," Cleland told members of the press after trying to deliver the letter. "That's why I tried to deliver a letter to the president's home and hand it to either him or one of his aides but that was unsuccessful and I'm sorry it was."

Well I think all attacks like that on both sides suck, but if you want to be President, you have to put up with it. It is not new. Mudslinging is as old as American politics.

And President Bush did say all the attacks should stop. That means all the ones from Moveon.comorg should stop too. Where was sumpy when there were ads saying the President's dad got him out of going to Vietnam? Where was he calling for Kerry to call for an end to those?

I think Americans are smart. They saw Bush come out against the ads, and keep seeing Kerry, the Ambulance Chaser, and Stumpy still harping on it. I think they also see the hypocrisy in denoucning the Swiftvet ads while giving Moveon.orgcom a pass.

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Olympic Spirit

A lot of people have said that the Olympics have not been interesting since the fall of the Soviet Union. It used to be very fun to watch and root of the United States against the Soviet Union.

Many great games have come out of that rivalry, mainly the USA Hockey versus Soviet Hockey in Lake Placid.

But there is still a rivalry. The most populous of bad guy countries is China. This is a fiercely communist country, and it's good to see we are beating them in the medal count


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A Pizza Dough Recipe

I love to bake bread. I make bread and pizza dough all the time. I wanted to share with you all my recipe for pizza dough. Back by popular demand and inclusion in Carnival of the Recipes.

First, you need a stand mixer. I have a 5 quart Kitchen-Aid, but any stand mixer with a dough hook will do.

Also, you should use Unbleached Bread Flour. Bread flour works best because of the high protein content leads to good gluten to give the dough it's trademark chewey texture like good pizza has.

1 1/8 cup hot water
1 T sugar
1 T Honey
1 1/2 T dry yeast
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 C Flour
1 t salt

Combine water, sugar, honey, and yeast in bowl, and mix with fork for 10 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes till it starts to foam (yeast starting to work).

Add 1 cup of flour and beat with the flat mixer for 1 minute. Add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time, beating for 30 seconds before adding more flour. Add Olive Oil and salt when you add the last of the flour.

Beat with the dough hook for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes pick a piece of the flour off and stretch to see if it streches thin enough to see through. This is called a baker's pane, and is a good indication you have worked the gluten enough.

Let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled. Punch down, and let rise another 30 minutes.

Use the dough for pizza, flatbread, stomboli, calzones, or whatever need you see fit. You can freeze the extra dough, but be sure to bring to room temperature before you use again.


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August 24, 2004

This is why I don't watch TV

It seems ABC, in a free fall, has decided to cancel most every show from last season, including on of my favorites, I'm with her.

But they managed to keep that horrid show Hope and Faith.

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The "myth" of big government

I was skimming the web, wasting time at work during my lunch break (yeah thats it, my lunch break), when I came across the web site of Babs. That's Barbara Streisand for those uninitiated.

Here is an excerpt from her take on the "myth" of big government

We also have to understand the connection between taxes and spending. It is our taxes that pay for these services, so Bush's two big tax cuts for the wealthy will, eventually, result in a cut in the services that all Americans depend on everyday, unless the tax cuts are repealed.

Do you want to know what "big government" gets you? Just take a look at how France's Socialist utopia of a cradle-to-grave caregiving government led to more than 10,000 dead people from a huge heat wave. Because the healthcare system is not based on profits, and is run by the government it can't afford anything longer than 35 hour work weeks, with a full month of August off for vacations. Just read this article by Paul Johnson for detailed description.

Second, it wasn't tax cuts for the wealthy. I am not wealthy at all, and I got a tax cut. Does she even know what "wealthy" means? Well according to the IRS, anyone making over $90,000 a year. That means an elementary school principal and her state police officer husband are, by definition, wealthy.

The top 50% of wage earners pay about 96% of the taxes. Sure they got a generous tax break, but someone like Bill Gates pays more in taxes in a year, than I will probably make in my entire lifetime.

Some lefties say that the rich will just go out and buy a BMW with the money, while welfare mommies won't have enough foodstamps to have another illegitimate child.

I say let them buy the car. It's spending which drives the economy. The salesman will get a commission, the guy who built the car will get a paycheck, and the economy will chug along and grow. Praise capitalism. AMEN.

Lefties get all pissed when you call government "Big Government", but regularly chide Big Tobacco, Big Gun, Big Fast Food, Big Oil, and so on.

Which should be more despised. An entity like the bloated federal government which lives by snatching 50% of people's paychecks before they ever see it, or an entity like businesses which create jobs, build prosperity, and offer goods and services which are desired by the public?

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First Post Ever!!

Well, today is my one year Blogversary. I originally started at Blogspot, I soon migrated over here thanks to Pixie. I have to say that my experience here has been great, thank you all who read me regularly (you know who both of you are).

I have to say that my first post ever was pretty pathetic. I am almost embarassed. Here it was, August 24th 2003.

I know html..yaaay

Thank God I know HTML. They say this you don't need to know HTML, but with anything it always is good to know the background. You don't need to know how to fix a car to drive it, but when something doesn't work right, it always helps to know how to fix it.

Pretty sad huh?

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August 23, 2004

Papers Please!

An old joke goes like this:

"What are dirty pennies made of?"

"Dirty copper!!"

I am reminded of this when I see police doing D.U.I sobriety checkpoints. It reminds me of the checkpoints you see in communist countries. You have all sorts of cops liked up with lights, flares. They have flashlights to shine in your eyes, and chase cars to chase you down when you try to turn around.

D.U.I checkpoints have been getting more and more widespread as victims of drunk driving accidents get more vocal through groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Their persistence has paid off though lower Blood Alcohol Content laws and increased monitoring, fines, and prosecution of impaired drivers.

It used to be that these checkpoints were only seen on major roads or high traffic areas, but now in much of rural America the cops are targeting the less driven roads looking for the drunk there.

Beginning last weekend, teams of state police are roaming the back roads of the county, seeking drunk drivers who think they are smart by staying off the main highways.

The state police have created the DUI Crash Reduction Initiative, involving municipal police, state alcohol prevention organizations and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

The small effort is worth it. DUIs are preventable.
“The senseless loss of life — it’s tragic,” he said. “There’s nothing like having to knock on a door at 2 a.m. to explain to someone their loved one died. It gives everyone an overwhelming sense of grief.”

One such crash haunts him, he said. A father, who was drunk, crashed. As he lay dying, his 7-year-old son was “crumpled in a heap” on the front seat.
“Just to hear (the boy) scream,” Blugis said. “We were trying to keep him calm while his father died beside him until the EMS got there. It was the longest five minutes of my life.”

A typical ploy of people who wish to infringe upon liberties or win court cases is to use emotional polys. Bringing up sob stories of some boy who lost his father in an accident or of a girl who died on prom night are no different than the lawyer who claims to be speaking for an unborn child in a court case or of calling Jews rats who are taking your jobs. It creates a demon to target. A drunk driver, a big corporation, or a whole race of people.

But what about the other countless accidents caused by fatigue, perscription medecine, or talking on the cell phone? Data show that more people are killed due to tired or distracted drivers than there are from drunk drivers. According to Neil Porter, Utah Highway Patrol: “Fatigue is becoming the greatest killer in fatal accidents that our Utah Highway Patrol troopers are investigating."

The thing which is the motivating factor for going after drunk drivers goes beyond arresting drunk drivers. It is part of a larger picture of MADD being a driving force for a modern temperance movement. MADD founder Candy Lightner broke ties with the group in the 1980s due to its attitude. In 2002, she told the Washington Times that MADD "Has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I had ever wanted or envisioned ... I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to deal with the issue of drunk driving."

Even Al Franken has said MADD "has turned into the new 'Women's Christian Temperance Union.'

But through using emotional ploys and pushing incrementially stronger laws against drinking and driving MADD is eroding civil liberties supposedly for our own good. And the erosion of civil liberties will not stop at sobriety checkpoints or lower BAC limits. Just like tobacco has been demonized so much that you can't have that legal product in any business in states like California or New York, soon you will see that push for Alcohol.

The only thing that is taking so long to push for alcohol bans is that alcohol is more popular. It's easier to bash smokers. But with enough sob stories by MADD and their money gruggin police counterpoints (who love the revenue-fines can run $2,000-$5,000) soon the tide will turn. For those of you who say it won't happen just have to look at history to see what happened in the past.

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August 21, 2004

The Olympics

This sort of teamwork and selflessness are what the Olympics are all about.

Michael Phelps gives up his spot on the 4 by 100 medly relay to his long time rival.

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August 20, 2004

Dish but can't take

It appears that in addition to the New York times running a front page story trying to make the Swift Vets look like a bunch of loony liars, mainstream DNC mouthpiece shows like Hardball with Chrissy Matthews is really coming down on anyone trying to even explain the book.

Read what he did to Michelle Malkin

MSNBC: Amerikas News Channel

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Congratulations Carly Patterson on winning gold!!

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Poll Schmoll

It's still a little too early to really pay attention to polls, but this one is still bad news for Kerry.

His bounce from the DNC Convention has vanished.

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Of Course

Of course the New York Times has come out against the Swift Vets. In a harshly worded front page story the New York times comes out against the swift vets and their book Unfit For Command.

And this wan't even an editorial. This story was NEWS??!

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August 19, 2004

Swift Kick in the Ass Part 2

Kerry obviously can't take the heat. In an angry response to the Swift Boat Veterans for truth book and ad, Kerry lashed out at the attacks on him.

BOSTON (Reuters) - John Kerry accused President Bush of using surrogates to "do his dirty work," as the Democratic presidential challenger hit back on Thursday at a Republican assault on his Vietnam War record.

Kerry said a group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which has attacked the Massachusetts senator's war record via television advertisements, was funded by hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican contributor in Texas, Bush's home state.

Like surrogates aren't helping him out. What about Michael Moore, MoveonPac, or countless Bush bashing books. What about the hateful attacks by Albert Gore or Ted Kennedy?

Again, it appears that free speech and discussions are only allowed when it's them accusing Bush of being a gang leader or re-opening torture chambers.

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Swift Kick in the Ass

This is an interesting story about how one sideded the alphabet channels are in their coverage of the George W. Bush AWOL charge versus their coverage of the Swiftvets for Truth veterans coming out against John Kerry in their book, Unfit for Command.

Reporters put the onus on Bush to prove the critics wrong. “Given the absence of any witnesses who could fill in those gaps and corroborate the President’s recollection,“ ABC’s Terry Moran insisted on February 10, “the issue is not going to go away.” CBS was even more demanding (see box).

But holes in Kerry’s record aren’t treated as suspicious. On the issue of Kerry’s first wound in 1968, then-Coastal Division 14 Commander Grant Hibbard says Kerry came to his office asking for a Purple Heart for what amounted to a scratch. As recounted in Unfit for Command (page 38), “I told Kerry to ‘forget it.’ There was no hostile fire, the injury was self-inflicted for all I knew, besides it was nothing more than a scratch. Kerry wasn’t getting a Purple Heart recommendation from me.” But when the issue became news in April, the networks made it a one-day story, even though the records Kerry released failed to include the paperwork supporting the Purple Heart award.

I remember when the AWOL charge was floating around. The press bent over backwards to give a hard time to President Bush, giving the benefit of the doubt to his accusers.

But with these accusations againt Kerry the press is bending over backwards to give a hard time to the accusers?

And people doubt that the media is left leaning?

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August 18, 2004

Sensitivity Training

In recent speeches this week, Senator John Kerrey Kerry said he will fight a more sensitive war on terror. Is it me or is the sensitive man thing so 80s. In case Mr. Kerrey Kerry didn't know, people like real men now. Men who spit, don't dance, and sleep on the couch with their hand down their pants.

Sensitivity will only show our weakness and cause us all to be killed by the non-sensitive islamofascits who don't press flowers or wear cardigans.

"And gosh darnit, people like me!"

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Another book on the wall.

I agreed to do some reviews at the behest of publishers for Blogcritics. My first review was of The Assistants.

I also was asked to review an O'Reilly press book on unleashing hacking Panther's secrets for OS X. Good nuff.

But so far they've sent me three copies of the book. The same exact book. They keep coming. I'm going to have enough trouble getting through one copy, let alone 3.

Maybe I'll give them away or something.

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Six Beers on the Wall

Well, between PennDot, the judges in Pennsylvania, and MADD, it is getting crazy when it comes to being able to have a legal drink.

There is this guy in Lebanon who admitted to his doctor that he drinks a six pack of beer a day. The doctor told the police, who initially revoked his license. A judge ruled that he can keep his license, but must install an ignition interlock device.

LEBANON - A county judge upheld the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's decision to recall the driver's license of a Lebanon man who the agency considers to be an alcoholic.

But in his ruling, Judge Bradford Charles said PennDOT should not suspend Keith Emerich's driving privileges indefinitely. Because of the unique situation, Charles ordered Emerich to install on his car an ignition interlock, a device that would prevent him from starting the car if he's been drinking.

Emerich, 44, said yesterday he can't afford the rental fees, which could cost more than $1,100 a year.

"It's not an option for me," said Emerich, of the 400 block of North Fifth Street. "I've already tapped into my 401k plan. I can't even fight [Charles' decision], I'm so tapped out. I'm thinking of contacting the ACLU."

Charles' decision comes about three weeks after a July 29 hearing at which Emerich appealed the suspension.

Emerich has been unable to drive since he received the recall notice from PennDOT on April 1. He thought it was a practical joke until he contacted the agency and learned that an unidentified doctor reported him as having a condition that could impair his driving ability.

By law, physicians are required to report anyone who has a medical condition that interferes with his or her ability to drive safely. Such conditions include epilepsy, diabetes, poor eyesight, even old age.

First off, I would sue the hell out of that doctor. For all the bitching doctors do about being sued for being stupid, this does not help their cause.

Second, the guy should cut down on the hootch, but that is his right to drink a six pack of Bud everyday.

Third, the guy committed no crime. He never has had a DUI, yet the state is requiring an interlock device, just in case he does

If I were him, I would get a lawyer and thake this up the chain of courts. PennDot requiring this law sets a dangerous precedent. They already infringe on our rights by pulling me over at checkpoints for not breaking any laws.

Stalin would be proud.

Goodbye freedom.

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August 17, 2004

Jem and the holograms

jem.jpg I just realized something. Homosexual Governor of New Jersey has the initials of J. E. M. Just like the 80's cartoon character Jem and the Holograms
Coincidentially, I hear that Jim E. McGreevey will, after guest-starring on Will and Grace, will be on a new show on Bravo called J. E. M. and the Homo-grams. It is about a recently outed former heterosexual who forms a rock band with an Israeli ex-patriot and a mysterious drummer only referred to as Mr. Frank. ei8589r0.jpg
Jim is estatic about the news of his new career
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August 16, 2004

Blame America First Types

Remember Annie Jacobsen? She wrote in Women's Wall street about many suspicious activities

Suddenly, seven of the men stood up -- in unison -- and walked to the front and back lavatories. One by one, they went into the two lavatories, each spending about four minutes inside. Right in front of us, two men stood up against the emergency exit door, waiting for the lavatory to become available. The men spoke in Arabic among themselves and to the man in the yellow shirt sitting nearby. One of the men took his camera into the lavatory. Another took his cell phone. Again, no one approached the men. Not one of the flight attendants asked them to sit down.  I watched as the man in the yellow shirt, still in his seat, reached inside his shirt and pulled out a small red book. He read a few pages, then put the book back inside his shirt.  He pulled the book out again, read a page or two more, and put it back.  He continued to do this several more times.

Is it not possible that dry runs are being performed by terrorists to see what our defenses are? It is also being reported that Muslims are recruiting non Islamic men and women to do recon. We are at war with terrorists who want to destroy us, and actions like the ones Ms. Jacobsen witnessed cannot go unchecked.

But apparently the "Blame America First" crowd think Annie is just a cook.

Over at, they have a "she just must be crazy" outlook.

Now, the officials in question contend that there was no threat from the Syrian musicians, although they did think that Annie was a threat because she wouldn't shut the fuck up about terrorism. I think that Billie Jo (who's not my lover) is actually being interviewed by the woman who caused her paralyzing fear

This type of shrugging off of the threat is the same thing which led us to be in this situation in the first place. If we would have acted in 1993, 1996 or 2000, perhaps 9/11 would have happened.

But if the folks over at Pandagon would have their say then, we would have just been fear mongering racists.

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W is for Wha' Happened?

I like how people refer to President George W. Bush by his middle initial. Maureen Dowd repeatedly refers to the President as "W".

A lot of conservatives seem to get upset by this, but my question is what's wrong with being known by only a single letter? Q is cool!
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Fat Fat ugly American Hating Michael Moore

FATASS-TARGET.jpg Michael Moore is a fat pig traitor. His documentary shit flick is full of holes and is pissing off a lot of people.
WASHINGTON - Sgt. Peter Damon, who lost his right arm and left hand in Iraq, never set out to be a bit player in presidential politics and is furious at Michael Moore for making him one in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

"It ticked me off," Damon said of the 10-second clip in the Bush-bashing documentary that shows him being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

"I just feel it was wrong and I was violated in some way, seeing myself up there on the screen," said Damon, 31, of Brockton, Mass.

"I think [Moore] should be ashamed of himself," added Damon, who was severely injured in October in Balad, about 50 miles north of Baghdad, when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded as he was changing it. The blast killed Pfc. Paul Bueche, 19, of Daphne, Ala.

Damon said he has no regrets about his service with the Army National Guard or doubts about the U.S. mission in Iraq and resents his unwanted link with a film offering a contrary view.

"I'd like to go to the Republican National Convention and speak out about it," Damon said. "I agree with the President 100%. A lot of the guys down at Walter Reed feel the same way."

Goebbels did the same thing didn't he?

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Smoke a cigarette and go to jail

It's not bad enough that the smoking nazis are trying to take away my ability to smoke a cigar in by favorite pub, but now they are taking people to jail for smoking in front of their kids.

A Caroline County woman was sentenced to 10 days in jail yesterday for defying a court order not to smoke around her daughter and son.

Tamara Silvius, 44, was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom by deputies, The Associated Press reported. Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Judge John H. Thomas said Silvius could post a $500 bond while she appeals his ruling.

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New Jersey invented disenfranchisement  

The libs talk and bitch and moan about disenfranchisement, but when it comes down to it, New Jersey is the state that invented screwing the will of the voter. But you'll never hear about it because they are Democrats.

A few years ago when Bret Schundler was looking like he was going to beat Sen. Robert Torricelli in the New Jersey Senate elections, The Torch dropped out and Jim McGreevey appointed Frank Lautenberg to run against him. They even said that it was so the seat would not go to a Republican.

Now that Jim McGreevey is resigning admid controversey he is waiting until after the election to actually step down. That would deny the voters a chance to vote for the replacement of their choice. Right now that favorite looks to be.. you guessed it...Bret Schundler.

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August 15, 2004

Read this book

The Assistants is a delightful and fun debut novel by rising literary star Robin Lynn Williams. With uniquely well defined characters, an intersting story, and smooth writing, The Assistants is a book you should definately consider for your Summer reading stack.

The Assistants tells a story about five assistants to various big shots in Hollywood. They work for various people of power including a manager, an A-list agent, an aging Hollywood actress, and a young rising star. Once a week these assistants meet at Trader Vick's to discuss the pressures of careing for, or in some cases, carrying the people they work for.

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Deep Fried Goodness

I think someone will find a way to either make things which are good for you bad, or things which are bad for you really bad.

Take a look at all the deep fried foods out there.

Good Food gone bad: Deep fried and battered Zucchini, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Bad food gone badder (but oh so tasty): Last night at Musikfest I had Deep fried Oreos. I was a little aprehensive. But for the sake of science I decided to try them, to see how they were. They were battered in funnel cake batter, and deep fried. They were tasty, but I can't imagine a cookie with like 8 grams of fat a piece and loads of transfat would be made healthier by frying.

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August 14, 2004

The Gov and His Love

So I go away for trainings and staff meetings for three days and probably the most juicy story to hit the presses in a long time happens.

New Jersey has a gay governor. It seems fitting that New Jersey's slogan is also going to the the Slogan for NAMBLA.

Jim always liked men with mustaches

New Jersey and You: Perfect together

Also I heard that Jim McGreevey was a little sad that he wasn't picked to be John Kerry's running mate. It seems after seeing all the attention and heavy petting that the two Johns have done, Jim McGreevey was quoted as saying that he "He was the one who should be holding Kerry's hand"

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August 10, 2004


I found this nifty site. Catster. For us cat lovers you can view cats of all sorts.

Go find Boots and Nittany.

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Another Separated at Birth?

This was pointed out to me. Amber Frey looks a lot like Beaker.

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Posted by tbux at 02:40 PM | Comments (2)

I hate Hollywood and all Democrats

I don't go to movies much, I don't listen to modern music much. It really pisses me off when I get a dose of their politics when I hear them play music.

If I go to an political event for that, then that's ok. But as far as getting it when I don't expect it, well that pisses me off.

The next celebrity on the "Anyone but Bush" bandwagon is Will Ferrell. He is on a website called White House West. On this site they spoof the President's campaign ads and go so far as to solicit you signing a list to to FCC to ban some of the "fraudualt ads"

Americans must be able to trust the facts in political ads. Every voter has the right to truthful advertising.  Free speech is no defense to massive, purposeful fraud.

You, the FCC, have an obligation to ensure that broadcast stations around the country do not transmit misleading, deceptive and fraudulent advertising. 

We, the undersigned American citizens, demand that you require proof of fact before airing political advertisements.  Laws must change to protect our democracy. 

Hah!! "Free speech is no defense to massive, purposeful fraud.". I guess Michael Moore's shit in a bucket documentary doesn't count.

By many accounts the Dems are trying to stifle free speech to try to get Kerry elected. Add to that the Democrats actively trying to disenfranchise voters by trying to get Ralph Nader removed from the ballot from key swing states like Pennsylvania.

PETITIONS placing Ralph Nader on Pennsylvania's ballot for president were filed in the nick of time in Harrisburg yesterday, only to be met by a swarm of Democratic volunteers and lawyers determined to knock him off the ballot.

Nader workers said they turned in more than 50,000 nominating signatures, far more than the 25,697 needed, but Democrats will spend the next seven days looking for legal flaws in the filing.

"We'll have at least nine terminals working at the [Philadelphia] board of elections," said veteran Democratic election lawyer Gregory Harvey yesterday, "We'll be comparing voters' signatures to those on the petitions to see how many are forged."

See what happens? The left talk about big tents, and free speech, and open discussion. But when it comes down to it you have sites like Democratic Underground that claim to be big tent, but ban you if you even remotely disagree with the radical American hating left.

You have people hijacking blogs of people who are on the right to silence them.

And even John Kerry has gotten involved, sending nastygrams to the press who ran the swiftvets ads.

What scumbags.

Posted by tbux at 09:39 AM | Comments (0)

Just call me Tom the Republican Mouthpiece

Being any righteous conservative, I am often called a hate monger, a racist, or some other nasty thing. I feel that since I am an evil conservative that likes polluted water and dirty air, I should join all organizations that aim to spread the evil lies and proghaganda about the devil boy, George Bush.

I'm already in The Alliance. Now, I am joining the great Right Wing Circle Jerk.

To spread lies about the left, and infuriate the likes of Mac Diva.

Posted by tbux at 08:17 AM | Comments (0)

August 09, 2004

Flo and Eddie were the popular steady

So this weekend I went down to the county fair and saw a bunch of has been 60 year old guys perform. They were Flo and Eddie, better known as "The Turtles".

It wasn't a bad show, but it was sorta sad seeing these two old farts dancing around playing songs which haven't been heard on mainstream radio since 1970.

What was more disturbing was them telling us to register and vote for change. What the hell. I didn't pay my 8 bucks to go to the crummy fair to hear a bunch of aging hippies tell me to vote for "Change". That is code word for "Vote for Kerry".

That's why I hardly ever listen to music channels anymore. I don't want to put up with that shit. I just listen to talk radio.

At least I know what I'm gonna get.

Posted by tbux at 02:18 PM | Comments (0)

August 08, 2004

JFK Corn photoshops

I found a few humorous Photoshops of JFK and his corn while perusing the web today. Enjoy



Posted by tbux at 03:55 PM | Comments (0)

August 06, 2004

Common Ground

It appears Susie and I have one thing in common. She has a new Niece and so do I.

The thing which is more common is that they have the same name. Megan.

Could I be secretly related to Susie?

Posted by tbux at 01:06 PM | Comments (1)

And therefore must be a witch

Over at IMAO, Frank J. has a problem. It seems that he is linked up with the Puppy Blender in a controversy about a shirt.

It seems that a "Celebrate Diversity" shirt about the diversity of guns that Glenn wears also has a quote by Frank about his fear of Monkeys.

Steve Willard is very harsh with his criticism, and really goes out of his way to connect some dots. Apparently the diversity shirt is mocking diversity and puts down blacks via it's use of Pan African colors.

Fear of monkeys on Frank's part is really a code word for "Nigger".

I've had run ins with libs, a lot of libs. To them every damned thing is either a controversy or a conspiracy theory. Nothing is cut and dry, and everything is not as as it seems.

I like what Signumd Freud said. "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar".

Posted by tbux at 08:47 AM | Comments (0)

Band of Brothers

To learn more about John Kerry's supposed "Band of Brothers", go to, the web-site of Swiftboat Veterans against John Kerry.

Pixy says more about it.

Posted by tbux at 08:17 AM | Comments (0)

August 05, 2004

The Free Speech party?

It looks as if Kerry doesn't want that negative campaign ad sponsored by those swiftboat people to be aired.

His lawyers sent a nastygram to TV stations

Posted by tbux at 04:24 PM | Comments (0)

To Hell With John Kerry and his Swiftboat

I am starting to really hate this Liberal asshat. Taking a page from Michael "Goebbels" Moore's movie, he is attacking President Bush for not running away like a girlie man when told the second tower was attacked on September 11th. Instead President Bush sat for seven minutes.
The president spent seven minutes reading to Florida elementary school children after learning that hijacked planes had been flown into the World Trade Center in New York.

“Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whisper in my ear that America is under attack, I would have told those kids very nicely and politely that the president of the United States has something that he needs to attend to,” Kerry said.

I would have said point blank "Your all gonnna die children. Killed in a matter reminscent of Gengis Khan"

You know what John. Shut the fuck up. I'm sick of hearing you speak out your ass.

In other news RINO assclown and professional teethclencher, John McCain condemned the ad depicting John Kerry's tenure in Vietnam as dishonerable.

Republican Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, called an ad criticizing John Kerry's military service "dishonest and dishonorable" and urged the White House on Thursday to condemn it as well.

The White House declined.

"It was the same kind of deal that was pulled on me," McCain said in an interview with The Associated Press, comparing the anti-Kerry ad to tactics in his bitter Republican primary fight with President Bush.

I think this guy is the real Manchurian Candidate. He sponsored the anti 1st Amendment McCain-Feingold bill, and is bitching when people speak their minds.


Posted by tbux at 03:07 PM | Comments (5)

Pork, it's NOT what's for dinner.

A woman was recently fired for eating BLT at work, in a place that said they had a "no pork policy"

From the News

Lina Morales has a beef over pork.

Morales claims she was fired for eating pork products in the lunchroom of Rising Star Telecommunications, a Florida-based firm. Company officials say they have a policy against pork because of their many Muslim workers and clients.

According to Islamic beliefs, pork is unclean, and Rising Star Telecommunications CEO Kujaatele Kweli says his company has a policy against openly eating or preparing the meat.

The company said Morales was repeatedly warned about the no-pork rule and was fired after eating a BLT at work.

When Morales complained she was being disciplined for a policy of which she was unaware, she was terminated for insubordination.

So much for the religion of "peace" and tolerance. It seems, much like modern American liberals, they are only tolerant when it is their beliefs which are to be tolerated.

Do you know what offends me? When three thousand people are killed by Islamofascists and you hear nearly nothing from Muslim clerics and leaders around the world.

Religion of peace and tolerance my ass.

I remember when I got married in November of 2001, just a few months after 9/11. In the chapel where we got married there was a small Muslim prayer room. During the tour the chapel director told us that we were not allowed in there because we were not Muslim. It would offend the Muslims. I felt like walking in there with my dirty shoes just to piss them off.

Could it be they don't want us in there because that is where they plan their bad deeds?

I don't care if they are offended by someone eating pork or someone who isn't Muslim walking through their prayer room. I'm offended when they kill us. So don't piss and moan about someone eating a BLT.

Posted by tbux at 09:23 AM | Comments (0)

Moore's "Documentary"

It seems that Uncle Castro may have accidentially caused F/911 to be disalowed from competing in the Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A recent broadcast on Cuban television of Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has raised questions about the Oscar eligibility of one of America's most talked-about and critically acclaimed movies of the year.

Under Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (news - web sites) rules, films are disqualified from competing in the Oscar race for best documentary if shown on television or on the Internet within nine months of their theatrical release.

However, an unauthorized or pirated display of a film would not render the movie ineligible, academy spokesman John Pavlik said on Tuesday.

Too bad the version showed on Cuban television was pirated. The fact that this is even news makes me believe that this "documentary" is being considered for the Best Documentary Oscar.

I haven't seen it yet, and will probably borrow a pirated version from my lefty friend, but if Bowling for Columbine was any indication of the type of movie he makes, then I don't know how even the most ardent socialist American haters, like Roger Ebert, can call it good flim making.

Bowling for Columbine made no point and jumped around from talking about K-Mart to discussing welfare, to talking about the virtues of Canada.

Roger Ebert is a hack. He often views his movies through his political lenses. He loved Bowling and F/911. He hated The Village, perhaps because it was a movie about isolationism and hiding from and ignoring fear, which is what he advocates on the war on terror.

Posted by tbux at 08:19 AM | Comments (0)

August 04, 2004

Corn Song


We're from I-O-way, I-O-way. State of all the land
Joy on ev-'ry hand. We're from I-O-way, I-O-way.
That's where the tall corn grows

Posted by tbux at 04:14 PM | Comments (0)

August 03, 2004

Capitalism: [insert definition here]

In a class called Sociology of Developing Countries the great (and recently returned) Don Watkins notes something strange about his textbook.

It appears the word Capitalism does not appear in his textbook. I think the reason they are still "developing" (ie. third world like Ethiopia, Canada) would be because they are not Capitalists.

There's no complete explanation for why some countries are affluent while others are poor, but there are some leads. Rank countries along a continuum according to whether they are closer to being free-market economies or whether they're closer to socialist or planned economies. Then, rank countries by per-capita income. We will find a general, not perfect, pattern whereby those countries having a larger free-market sector produce a higher standard of living for their citizens than those at the socialist end of the continuum.

If you want to learn more read the wise cigar afficionado, Walter E. Williams

Posted by tbux at 01:58 PM | Comments (0)

I won

It appears that I've won a Caption Contest over at Say Anything.

The newest Caption Contest features something I actually had the displeasure of seeing. It was Bill Mahr (angry hippy liberal who sleeps with Playboy models) and Michael Moore (fat angry hippy liberal who hasn't had pussy since pussy had him) begging Ralph Nader not to run.

It appears that the party that demands all votes get counted only want votes counted as long as it doesn't hurt their own candidate.

Posted by tbux at 11:53 AM | Comments (0)

Grok this!

The left portrays Bush as a dumb bumbling fool. They like to lead you to believe that his whole administration is nothing more than the Keystone Cops.

As Sarah puts it, if Bush is so stupid, the left who fell for his "tricks" must be stupider than them.

Like the great coach of Penn State does. Talk up your enemy so when they do beat you, you don't look so bad. If you say they suck, when they beat you, you REALLY suck. JoePa.jpg
Awww Shucks. Gotta watch out for Toledo!!
Posted by tbux at 10:37 AM | Comments (1)

4 More Years!!

I am getting sick of Teresa Heinz Kerry. She lashed out at a Bush supporter during a ralley for her husband, John Forbes Kerry.

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, the outspoken wife of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, pulled no punches on Monday in telling a rally what she thought of the Bush administration -- hell.

And later, discussing the war in Iraq, Heinz Kerry subtly questioned Republican President Bush's intellect, saying: "It's vital for anyone with intelligence to acknowledge mistakes and change positions -- hello."

When a Bush supporter with a bullhorn shouted "four more years" from the back of a large crowd packed into a downtown Milwaukee park, Heinz Kerry, who was introducing her husband, responded: "They want four more years of hell."

"Three more months!," she declared, referring to the Nov. 2 presidential election.

Last week at the Democratic Convention in Boston, where Kerry formally accepted his party's nomination as Bush's opponent, Heinz Kerry briefly caused a stir when she told a reporter to "shove it."

"She speaks her mind and she speaks the truth and she's pretty quick on her feet too," the Massachusetts senator said when he took the microphone in Milwaukee.

"That's why America is going to embrace her and she'll make a spectacular first lady of the United States of America."

The last four years were hell Teresa? Hmm, I seem to see that your 500 million in John Heinz's money has nearly doubled. Do you think that would of happened under a President Gore?

Posted by tbux at 09:07 AM | Comments (0)

August 02, 2004

Flower Power

I was reluctant to purchase flowers that were delivered via FEDEX, but after listening to Sean Hannity continually spout their phrases I purchased some flowers from Pro Flowers

After Two weeks, the flowers still look great.

Take a look

I'd reccomend them to anyone looking to buy flowers.

Posted by tbux at 06:00 PM | Comments (1)

Rice Burner

Don't mess with Texas!!
I heard Condoleez Rice on some interviews in the past few days, and I have to say she is probably the most intelligent woman in prominence in this day and age. She is smart and well spoken.

I hope in 4 years she decides to run for President. She will definitely get my vote

Posted by tbux at 03:25 PM | Comments (0)

Michael Moore: The Left's Goebbels

It looks like Michael Moore actually wan't telling the truth in his movie Fahrenheit 911

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore's Bush-bashing documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" has apparently upset more than Republicans. The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington said Friday it sent a letter to Moore and the film's distributor, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., asking for an apology for using what it said was a doctored front page in his movie.

The paper is seeking $1 in damages.

A scene early in the movie shows newspaper headlines related to the contested 2000 presidential election. It includes a shot of The Pantagraph's Dec. 19, 2001, front page, with the prominent headline, "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election."

The newspaper says that headline never appeared on that day.

The paper said the headline appeared in a Dec. 5, 2001, edition but was not used on the front page. Instead, it was found in much smaller type above a letter to the editor, which the paper says reflects "only the opinions of the letter writer."

Moore's movies are only targeted to the uninformed idiot whose hatred for George Bush trumps actually researching facts or being informed on the issues.

What an ass.

Posted by tbux at 01:20 PM | Comments (0)

What is that Acronym?

It seems that there are too many on the left who want to use powers outside those of regular free market choice to control what is said and who says it. The whole political correctness movement is evidence of that. If something you say may offend someone, you are not allowed to say it. No more "Merry Christmas". It's now "Seasons Greetings".

In a more chilling example of government sponsored censorship, Iowa Democratic Senator Sen. Tom Harkin has introduced a bill that would jeapordize Rush Limbaugh's hour of airtime on the Armed Services Radio Network.

AFRTS receives federal funds to provide radio and television shows to American service members worldwide. But Mr. Harkin said the organization provides no countercommentary to the "extreme right-wing views" on Mr. Limbaugh's radio show.

It's not like the people in the military don't want him. An hour of his show was added after a write-in campaign during a vote on programming changes landed him more votes than anyone who was even on the ballot.

I am not saying there aren't conservatives who use their power to silence what is said, because there have been. Most of the examples we see on a daily basis such as eliminating God in the Pledge of Allegiance, eliminating Columbus Day celebrations, and editing our history books is done in such a sly backdoor way and happens so slowly that we hardly notice it, until it is almost too late.

Just like the old wives tale goes. You can put a frog in boiling water, and he'll jump right out, but him in cool water and slowly bring it to a boil, and the frog allows himself to be cooked.

If we aren't careful of these infringements on our speech, we will lose those rights forever.

Posted by tbux at 11:18 AM | Comments (0)

Drudge Dread

File this under the unlikely category if you file stuff away like I do.

Drudge has a flash story on his website about a part of the GOP agenda for the next four years after Bush gets re-elected is to eliminate the IRS:

A domestic centerpiece of the Bush/GOP agenda for a second Bush term is getting rid of the Internal Revenue Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The Speaker of the House will push for replacing the nation's current tax system with a national sales tax or a value added tax, Hill sources tell DRUDGE.

"People ask me if I’m really calling for the elimination of the IRS, and I say I think that’s a great thing to do for future generations of Americans," Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert explains in his new book, to be released on Wednesday.

Now, it's probably a good idea, but I really don't think a RINO like Hastert or a don't rock the boat too much Republican like Bush would actually go so far as to actually elimniate the IRS.

We can only hope so much.

Posted by tbux at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

August 01, 2004

Popular Mechanics target of Gun grabbers

Popular Mechanics, the magazine on all things mechanical and well...popular, is under a lot of heat from a small but vocal number of its readers who feel the magazine is too pro gun and features too many gun articles and advertisements.

From a Review site on Popular Mechanics Magazine:

I received a subscription for Christmas last year as it seemed like a pretty broad based magazine with lots of good articles on a variety of topics. And that is absolutely true - however, I ultimately cancelled due to the number of advertisements for handguns. Call me what you will (and yes, I'm from that bastion of liberalism, Massachusetts) but I could not support a periodical that advertises these items. Just my own personal feelings on this matter.

Popular Mechanics is a gun friendly magazine, as evidenced by articles like this one which explains why the assault weapons ban must end. Another article why smart guns are a dumb idea

The gun friendly leaning tendencies of Popular Mechanics have not gone unnoticed by people who support gun control or gun bans. Some letters have been sent into Joe Oldham, the editor of the magazine, showing displease at the amount of gun articles, opinions, and advertisements.

In the June 2004 edition of Popular Mechanics Mr. Oldham addressed the issue:

As the editor, yes, I decide what will run and what will not. And yes, I enjoy the shooting sports and am a member of the National Rifle Association. I believe that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees me, and individual, the right to own a firearm. Like most of the readers of Popular Mechanics I am generally a law-abiding citizen, have served in the armed forces of this country and am not a "gun nut". From letters I received, I think I'm pretty much in step with the majority of our readers. Knowing that I have the support of most of you reading this, I can tell you categorically that no amount of irate letters or whining or protesting will scare me into forcing gun articles out of these pages. It's part of our heritage. It's part of our editorial mission.
And that's why we print articles on firearms. Let the letters begin. Till next time.

It's about time someone stood up against the political correct atmosphere in today's society. As a consumer the people who don't like the editorial content of the magazine have every right to not read the magazine, or just ignore those stories. They don't have the right to try to shut those ideas and stories down.

Posted by tbux at 03:28 PM | Comments (0)