January 31, 2005

People don't kill people, SUVs do

Michelle Malkin points out that whenever an accident involves an SUV, it is the SUV, not the driver who is responsible.

I also watched ER the other night and they said that they no longer referred to car wrecks as Motor Vehicle Accidents, but Motor Vehicle Incidents.

It just proves that changing the name of something doesn't change what it is. If wrech was too negative, change it to Accident. Soon the word accident gets a bad connotation, so now its "incident". What happens when people realize that an "incident" is still a wreck?

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Teh Publik Skool Sistim

According to a recent study a third of High School students can not comprehend the idea of Free Speech.

From USA Today

One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.

The survey of 112,003 students finds that 36% believe newspapers should get "government approval" of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely; 13% have no opinion.

Asked whether the press enjoys "too much freedom," not enough or about the right amount, 32% say "too much," and 37% say it has the right amount. Ten percent say it has too little.

The survey of First Amendment rights was commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and conducted last spring by the University of Connecticut. It also questioned 327 principals and 7,889 teachers.

The findings aren't surprising to Jack Dvorak, director of the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington. "Even professional journalists are often unaware of a lot of the freedoms that might be associated with the First Amendment," he says.

Is this a problem of the High School agenda not wanting to teach the Constitution or that public school teachers can't teach it?

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Name Change

My Blog name has changed. The URL currently is mirrored, but soon it will move to it's new home.

The Blog formerly known as "The Nap Room" is now "The Age of Reason".

The new URL is


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January 30, 2005

Sour Grapes

The folks at Democratic Underground appear to be none pleased at the prospect of Democratic elections in Iraq.

Apparently desite all other evidence, it is all made up.

Need proof of their lunacy? Read their posts

Here are a few examples

With a third of the counrty not voting. A very volitaile third. . .
And the Kurds are going to want to separate. That's even better.

I hear that the Iraqis are really electing "a process" rather than candidates to represent them. That's the latest spin on this lotto draw for a "representative" government. Disgusting.

Totally bogus made-up numbers by this fucking piece of shit Bush administration. They need turnout to be high to claim victory.

Plus while I was writing this story a poster named Mobrule posted a message to the effect that the numbers of only 7% turnout that the DU'ers were citing were wrong. Morbule even posted to several sources that validated his post and discredited the DU posters.

His message strangely vanished along with all his replies. It seems that the "Big Tent" message board that Democratic Underground claims to be is only supportive of free speech if you refer to George Bush as "Mother Fucker" or Dr. Rice as a "mammy".

And you need more proof that hard core libs hate America?

Here's the link.

Michelle Malkin has a very comprehensive list of sour pusses. and when The Beltway heas about it, watch out!!

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January 27, 2005

Michael Moore does Gettysburg

I was just sent this press release from Michael Moore. I'm sure the Alliance would like to hear about this.

Press Release
For Immediate Release


Michael Moore has announced the next project that he hopes will take him back to the Oscar Stage. The movie entitled "Fahrenheit 704" is a documentary about the truth behind the War Between the States. The Movie gets it's name from the date of the famous battle at Gettysburg that culminated on July 4th, 1863 with the North massacring Southern Freedom fighters.

The movie is a joint collaboration between Moore and CBS news. CBS has recently uncovered formerly undiscovered e-mails between Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant detailing plans to take over the South despite lack of U.N. Approval and without a coalition of willing nations.

"I think the public needs to know the type of unilateralism and disregard for international law that happened here. This was an unjust war" Moore said while shooting in Gettysburg, California. "Men died on this battlefield for Lincoln and his buddies in big oil."

The movie is currently in production and is set for a Junly 2005 premiere.


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Glenn Renyolds' Weather Machine

I was taking some cans to be recycled when I ran into Glenn Reynolds. He was filling up his SUV with old tires. I asked him the the tires were for he said they were fuel for his weather machine.

He explained that his weather machine served two purposes. First it was a machine that controlled the weather. In that regard he planned to dump vast amounts of snow on the Midwest. He said since Red State America is Jesus Land, he wants to deny them the ability to get to Bible study, and thus deprive them of the hate venom that comes from the Bible.

The second purpose of the weather machine is to affect the weather in as an environmentally damaging way as possible. He says the burning of tires and oakd planks from old growth forests is the only way to power the massive structure.

He said after changing the weather, he even has enough electricty to energize his new blender. I've got to tell the folks at The Alliance about this.

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January 26, 2005

Dear God, please destroy California

With the massive brainpower I have I can easily wrap my brain around the anti-smokers lack of faith in free market economics when it comes to smoking indoors.

But this story takes the cake.

Smokers, take heed: A new law is kicking your butts out of San Francisco parks and open spaces.

The Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 Tuesday to outlaw smoking outdoors in all recreational areas managed by the city except for golf courses. That includes parks, squares, gardens and playing fields but not federal lands such as the Presidio or Ocean Beach.

The ordinance wouldn't be the only one of its kind in the state -- similar ones exist in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and a dozen other places -- but it would be the most comprehensive.

"Secondhand smoke outdoors is just as dangerous (as indoors)," said Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, who said she drafted the law out of concern for the environment and children.

Banning smoking oudoors? What the *$&@!!!! What kind of craziness is going on out there? I never want to visit California. I don't care what anyone says. There is nothing in that state that warrents me having to deal with fascist assholes.

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What is with the Democratic Party

I was asked by the Alliance to comment on the state of the Democratic party.

The question is what can be done to fix it? My answer is simple. Like a sick dog or a lame horse. Put it out of it's misery.

That will be easy because we won't have to hold the gun. The Democratic party has a revolver in it's mouth right now. All they need is a little incentive to pull the trigger.

Just look at the way they are obstructing Condoleezza Rice's nomination to Secretary of State. Or how they stoped Miguel Estrada from being the first Hispanic to that court.

Just show them for what they are, give them some bait, and they'll hang themselves.

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Another Reason to Hate Michigan

I really hate smoking nazis. And this story takes the cake.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Four employees of a health care company have been fired for refusing to take a test to determine whether they smoke cigarettes.

Weyco Inc., a health benefits administrator based in Okemos, Mich., adopted a policy Jan. 1 that allows employees to be fired if they smoke, even if the smoking happens after business hours or at home.
Company founder Howard Weyers has said the anti-smoking rule was designed to shield the firm from high health care costs. "I don't want to pay for the results of smoking," he said.

The rule led one employee to quit before the policy was adopted. Four others were fired when they balked at the smoking test.

Chief Financial Officer Gary Climes estimated that 18 to 20 of the company's 200 employers were smokers when the policy was announced in 2003. Of those, as many as 14 quit smoking before the policy went into effect. The company offered them help to kick the habit.

"That is absolutely a victory," Climes said.

And you wonder why angry workers come back to their old employer with shotguns.

I find it two faced though that they would go to bat for your privacy if you are a customer under HIPPA, according to their web-site

All I can say, is "I don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan"

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January 25, 2005

Robbie "KKK" Byrd

fashionablerobertbyrd.jpg Robert "KKK" Byrd is holding up Dr. Rice's nomination to be Secretary of State.
The Congress of Racial Equality blasted Sen. Robert Byrd on Thursday for holding up full Senate confirmation for Secretary of State-nominee Condoleezza Rice, denouncing the former Ku Klux Klansman as an unreconstructed "racist."

"It's not surprising," CORE spokesman Niger Innis told NewsMax. "Byrd was a racist 50 years ago under the guise of leading the Dixiecrats and he's a non-reformed Dixiecrat today."

Innis said the only difference between the Robert Byrd of the 1950s and now is, "He's got black colleagues in the House and the Senate who apologize for him."
The Senate had been poised to confirm Dr. Rice on Thursday when Byrd and Sen. Barbara Boxer threatened to extend debate and force a postponement, CNN reported Thursday morning.

With that, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked the Republican Majority for nine hours of debate on Rice's nomination, now scheduled for Tuesday.

Innis also shed some light on a report Tuesday that White House political guru Karl Rove was a no show at CORE's annual Martin Luther King Day dinner in New York, where he was slated to be the guest of honor.

He also didn't like Martin Luther King either.

During King's life Byrd urged "well-meaning Negro leaders" to reconsider King. He explained that [King] " was a coward who got other people into trouble."

Of course he said it in that charming southern accent that makes words like Negro sound so quant. Suddenly I have the urge to watch Mississippi Burning to see if there are any other connnections between Byrd and King.

And you wonder what kind of people live in "E I E I O land" (West Virgina) to elect this idiot.

The only ones holding up Rice's nomination are Democrats. The same Democratic party that claims to be for racial equity. (unless they are black Repuplicans)

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Smoking Bans in Columbus

The one thing that really made me upset about Columbus was their ban on smoking which was set to take effect January 31st. Many bars already have gone smoke free. The Buckeye Hall of Fame Museum is one example of a bar that has gone smoke free.

As one who enjoys a fine cigar I don't appreciate being told by our robes masters that I have to go outside with a -10 windchill to enjoy my Opus X. If I spend $12 on a cigar, I want to enjoy it in warmth with a sidecar of Makers Mark.

You can read about the ordinance here. Their argument is the same old same old; clean air for kids (who should not be in a bar to begin with) and the workers. But most of the workers I talked to didn't like it because they smoked too.

It all turns out that these people don't like the free market deciding. These puritanical folks and reformed smokers think that they, not you, are better at deciding what is in your best interest.

If they know so much better then me, then they can balance my checkbook. Wait, they can't do that either.

As a consumer of fine tobaccos and bourbon I should be able to decide for myself where I want to eat and smoke. I have to say that when I go out to eat, I don't like smoke, but if I want to have a few drinks I do. I, not Columbus city council, should be able to decide where I spend my money.

If fact, when I choose where to spend a weekend next, it will probably be a city like Philadelphia. Where you can still enjoy a legal product with fear of fined by jackboots.

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O H---I O

I went to Columbus this weekend. I saw some cool things. The very first Wendy's was one highlight of my trip. I also ate Sauerkraut balls at Schmidt's, and saw replicas of the national championship trophies at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe.

dottinthei.jpg I went to an ice hockey game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. As a graduate of Penn State I also hate Michigan, but not as much as people in Ohio do. In fact, when babies are born in hospitals in Ohio, they are all given "Fuck Michigan" shirts.

It remends me of the great days of Penn State football when Pitt and Notre Dame were hated rivals and people wore "Puck Fitt" shirts.

I also took a tour of the outside of Ohio Stadium. The last time I was inside the stadium was a few years before the current expansion, and at that time I was wearing a blue and white band uniform. I still have welts from where I was hit with a buckeye.

What's a buckeye?

It's a fucking nut!!


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January 24, 2005

My Life With God

I was born into a fairly religious Catholic family. My grandmother went to mass almost every day. She tithed a portion of her limited income to the church, baked for church functions, and of course took me along on Sundays. When we visited for holidays such as Christmas and Easter we dressed up even nicer than normal, and all went together.

Then something happened. At about 12 years of age I began to think in a critical way about what I believe in, and of my relationship with God. I began to look at the books of the bible as more an allegory, and less as fact. As I began to read more history books I noticed that there are many religions. All have many things in common including the belief that they are the correct and true believers in God.

I began struggling with that faith for a while. Part of it stems from my being whipped with a ruler by nuns when I questioned them in Sunday School on certain topics. Discussion and free thinking were not allowed in church or amongst other church goers. If you dared question "the word of God" they told you that you were questioning the Bible, and that the Bible was sacred. You were questioning God.

But other religions had sacred books. And from what I learned the bible was compiled and standardized during the 4th century AD in an attempt to unify the Christian church under emperor Constantine. The Nicene Creed that many Catholics say during mass came from that 4th century Council of Constantinople.

But that would mean that Man, not God was the person speaking through the Bible. Sure, the Bible was said to be inspired by God, but with all those people deciding the true bible for God at Nicene how can this book be so sacred?

I started drifting away from the Church. I still held spiritual beliefs, but really didn't believe the theology of the Bible. I saw that being involved in a church was beneficial, and for a while I was an active Episcopalian.
The trouble is that there are too many religions in the world for me to believe in just the one I was born in to.

According to the Christian bible God created floods, earthquakes, volcanos, and other calamities to punish people who didn't act according to his will. What kind of loving God controls through fear and intimidation? Wouldn't we take a child away from a parent that acted in much the same way?

And if He did create those events to punish, why doesn't he do it now? And why are there all these religions? If God does indeed want to be worshipped why are there so many competing religions? Why hasn't he spoken clearly enough for the whole world to understand?

These are questions I've struggled with.

My beliefs differ greatly than that taught by the Christian Church. I don't believe that God really micromanages our lives or the world around us. He either has no desire or ability to control things like the weather, who gets sick, who wins the lottery, or what team will win the Superbowl.

I do believe in a higher power. A "Great Architect", if you will. This higher power is beyond our level of understanding. We can only hope to understand him by looking at what He created.

What He created was the world by setting rules and laws and allowed things to develop accordingly. When I sit outside on a starry night and look at the heavens, or see how everything in this world works so perectly, or how animals are born, or snow falls, I definately see a higher consciousness.

I believe in creation and evolution. Why can't you have both? Why couldn't God have created a world where the rules of existence included animals and plants evolving into what they are today? Why couldn't we have evolved from an early primate if that is what God wanted?

In short, I believe that to see God you don't have to look in a book or go to church. You simply have to look at the world around you. By observing the beautiful world we live in you will see your God.

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Go Eagles

Donovan Mcnabb.jpg

Take that Michelle Vick

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January 21, 2005

The Penguin

I thought I'd share a picture of myself looking all spiffy in my Masonic gear. Here I am dressed for my chair as Senior Master of Ceremonies in my lodge.

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January 20, 2005

What do Frenchies eat?

What do the French eat? I was in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. While visiting my favorite cigar bar I looked across the street at a famous 4-star restaurant, Le Bec Fin.

I had to ask the following question: Just what the hell is French food?

I know Germans eat Potato salad, Red Cabbage and Sausage. Chinese eat moo goo gai pan, Indian food is pretty straightforward. Hell, even I know that Jamacians eat Jerk Pork.

But what exactly does a Frenchie eat on a given day?

Whatever it is, it makes them constipated and ugly.

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January 19, 2005

Cook the Rice a bit longer

Liberal Democrats in the Senate intend to delay Dr. Rice's confirmation vote for a few days, accoring to My Way News:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats intend to delay Condoleezza Rice's confirmation as secretary of state at least until next week rather than grant her Inauguration Day approval, a spokesman said Wednesday.

"There are a number of Democrats not on the committee that want to have a chance to debate her nomination a couple of hours," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

He said Democrats would not seek to prevent Rice's confirmation as the nation's top diplomat, and he predicted her approval within a matter of days. Rice cleared the Foreign Relations Committee earlier in the day, 16-2, a lopsided vote that belied hours of skeptical questioning by Democrats critical of President Bush's foreign policy and his conduct of the war in Iraq.

The dems dont' get it do they. Not only right wing flamethrowers like me are seeing it, but the average American is seeing what these lefties are. American hating obstructionists.

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January 18, 2005

God is not amused

God is probably getting sick and tired of this asshole being, well, an asshole. I'm sure if God weren't all loving, this man would be one he would hate.

Michael Newdow files an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court to keep prayer out of the innaugauration.

From Foxnews

WASHINGTON — The atheist who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration.

In an emergency filing, Michael Newdow (search) argued that a prayer at Thursday's ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs. His request has been rejected by two lower courts.

This is like people who walk into bars and get upset that there are drunk. When I was on my honeymoon we went to a bar called 8-Traxx located in Disney's Pleasure Island. I was horrified at all the familes there who took their children in strollers to go dancing, and then told people to "please put out their cigarettes, my child is coughing". I'm like

"Get that fucking kid out of a bar"

This is the same guy. Nothing is offensive about prayer. Many Americans do it. The thing is this guy chooses to get offended and then sue. It's our tax dollars defending against this guy.

He should have his license revoked and forced to work for Pat Robertson writing prayerful letters to donors.

As a Deist, I don't pray much. Actually I don't pray at all (except during key Philadelphia Eagles games). If someone wants to say grace at a meal, or before an event, I don't let it bother me.

I'm live and let live. But in the case of Michael Newdow, I think I'll make an exception.

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January 17, 2005

What media Bias?

Well, The Alliance asks the question: what constitutes media bias.

I can think of a few.

If Michael Moore is asked to be the new CBS Evening News anchor.

Michael Newdow is hired by CNN to be the Religion editor.

MSNBC decides to hire additional left leaning hosts to offset the "right-winger", Chris Matthews.

ABC news decides to have Bill Mahr host the next Presidential debate.

Bill Moyers appears on anything other than a government paid for network.

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Stupid Blue Eyes

I mean that title with affection. She picked the Vikings to beat the Eagles and the Colts to beat New England.

I could see the first one. But Indy. In New England. In winter. With Snow?

I guess living in Texas takes away her knowledge of how much inside dewellers can't handle cold.


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I Declare...

today as Benjamin Franklin day.

Happy Birthday Ben. You are a Great American.

Jen at Jennifer's History and Stuff makes mention of it too.

Photo credit from Michael Deas, Painter.

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Only the Government can take your picture

It looks like the Government wants to intervene so that only THEY can take your photo without your permission.

It stems from a bill being crammed down the throats of those lucky enough to live in the Republik of New Jersey.

TRENTON - Camera phones have been banned from workplaces, gyms and concert venues around the country, and now New Jersey legislators are considering altering the devices to help prevent surprise photos of people in compromising situations.

An Assembly committee last week unanimously approved a bill that would require the devices to make a sound or flash a light so that photos could not be taken surreptitiously.

Increasingly in the last two years, states have been considering how to deal with camera phones.

"Someone could be on the phone and take your picture at the same time," said the bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone (D., Hudson), a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee. "The problem is you can't tell."

Since when is the government worried out our privacy rights. From the "City that Loves you back"

Philadelphia is poised to become the first city in the state to install red-light traffic cameras, and intersections in the Northeast and nearby river wards are likely to get most of them.

Of the nine intersections that must be considered under the state law that authorized the city to install the cameras, three are in the Northeast, and four others are in the city's Kensington and Port Richmond neighborhoods

Isn't this a double standard?

But even if it were, here is a product to protect you from the government.

It's caled Phantom Plate. It caused your license plate to look blurry and distorted, as if it had seen the video in "The Ring".

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January 15, 2005

Gonna Turn your Brown Eyes Blue

Again, with the plastic bracelets. This time there are Blue ones to show your support for, well, for hating President Bush.

It seems the gift of American hating Lefties keeps giving. And they do hate America. Just read how they are "Ashamed of Being American"

NEW YORK - After spending 10 days in London with friends who were outspoken about their disdain for President Bush (news - web sites)'s policies, Berns Rothchild came home wishing she had a way to show the world she didn't vote for him.

"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American," said Rothchild, who lives in New York City and voted for John Kerry.

Her mother had a suggestion: bracelets, inspired by the Lance Armstrong Foundation's popular "LIVESTRONG" bands, that would signal opposition to Bush.

Thousands of miles away, two women in Idaho had the same idea. So did a woman in Kansas. The result? At least three separate bracelet ventures targeting left-leaning citizens who want to wear their political affiliation on their wrists — and at least one competitor bearing the opposite message.

Rothchild, 35, is selling blue bracelets that say "COUNT ME BLUE," while Laura Adams, of Fairway, Kan., offers blue bracelets that say "HOPE." The McKnight family, of Moscow, Idaho, is even more direct; their black bracelets proclaim: "I DID NOT VOTE 4 BUSH."

On the flip side there are the "Count me Red" Bracelets to show your support for President Bush.

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January 14, 2005

What is a blogger

What is a blogger? And what are blogs? Frank J. knows.

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Freedom from God

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That's why we are here. We have a freedom to speak our minds. On blogs, newspapers, and books. You name it, freedom is everywhere.

Maybe not. It appears there is one thing you are not permitted to talk about. One topic that appears to some to not be covered by the Bill of Rights. The topic is about God.

Somewhere in those words types who want to remove all aspects of God from our world see the following words: "Seperation of Church and State". Hmm, I read the First Amendment several times, and haven't even seen the word "seperated".

I bring this up because our favorate God hater, Michael Newdow is at it again. This time he doesn't want God mentioned when President Bush takes his second Oath of Office.

WASHINGTON — A ruling was expected Friday on atheist Michael Newdow's lawsuit to stop the invocation prayer at President Bush's second inauguration.

On Thursday, Newdow told U.S. District Judge John Bates that having a minister invoke God in the Jan. 20 ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs.

Newdow became famous in 2002 for his unsuccessful attempt to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Two years earlier, he also tried to stop the prayer in Bush's first inauguration, but lost in two federal courts.

The government had asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss the current lawsuit, saying the invocation had been widely accepted for more than 200 years old.

Two ministers delivered Christian invocations at Bush's inaugural ceremony in 2001, and plans call for a minister to do the same before Bush takes the oath of office again next week.

In court, Newdow argued that the prayers violate the constitutional ban on the establishment of religion.

"I am going to be standing there having this imposed on me," Newdow told the court by phone on Thursday. "They will be telling me I'm an outsider at that particular moment."

This is the same guy who tried to get the words "Under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

This guy, who happens to be a lawyer, seems to offended easily at every little thing.

Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion. I suggest Mr. Newdow stop being so easily offended.

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January 13, 2005

I like the idea of calling in sick

As you may know, next Thursday the 20th is the day that President bush takes the oath of office (again), much to the chagrin of the American hating liberals.

The liberals are promoting sits ins and turn your back ins. Now the newest idea is avoid everything days. They want you to call in sick, avoid all involvement in economics and totally stay inside and hide sulk.

The details are here at Black-Thursday.com

If you are so inclided, there are also links on that fine web-site to other protests going on. I like this one though. If I could go for a whole day without running into one liberal, I would be happy. If anything it will be a holiday!!

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January 12, 2005

Americans deserve to drown in mud

According to ABC news, the rich gas guzzling Americans who lived in La Conchita deserved to die.

As much as 80 percent of Ventura County, where La Conchita is located on the coast, is marked on maps as being geologically hazardous.

After a 1995 landslide destroyed houses without killing anyone, the county government considered buying every house in town. Instead, officials decided to let homeowners remain and take their own risks.

I didn't hear much from ABC about the people in the tsunami area living "at their own risk".

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January 11, 2005

Stretch Armstrong

All Blogdom is alive with talk of Armstrong Williams. He took money to promote the No Child Left Behind law. If I owned or was editor of a paper that carried his writings, I would drop him.

Many people want to compare this to the Dan Rahther "MemoGate". (I think a name of "ArmstrongGate" would be nice.) The differene is that Armstrong never claimed to be a non-partisan columnist. He is a conservative columnist, and never pretends to be "fair and balanced".

Dan Rather claims to be fair, while showing even more disregard for fairness than anything Mr. Armstrong did.

Still, he did something unethical, and must make amends, which he tried to do. His apology is very weak, and as Michelle Malkin puts it is very disingenuous.

January 10, 2005

From the country that brought you Mussolini

Countries that allowed the types of Hitler and Mussolini to do their fascist thing should not be types to allow jack booted thuggery like this to prevail.

ROME  — Italian smokers were pushed out into the cold — some of them protesting — as a law banning smoking in bars, restaurants, offices and other public spaces came into force Monday.

Opponents of the ban greeted its arrival at midnight Sunday with smoke-fueled parties, while supporters burned small piles of cigarettes in the street and inspected bars to make sure the new rules were being obeyed.

The new law bans smoking in indoor spaces unless they have a separate smoking area with continuous floor-to-ceiling walls and a ventilation system. It is one of the most severe anti-smoking measures in Europe.

Ah good. Their economy hasn't been raveged enough by blanket socialism so they decide to limit the rights of store owners to cater to the clients they wish to.

But wait, it gets better.

Health Minister Girolamo Sirchia, a doctor and former smoker, has warned that transgressors will not be spared. "The police are not joking, they can enter anywhere, including private offices," he told the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

If there is one thing that bothers me, it's reformed smokers. I'd like to see some cop come goosestepping into my place of busienss to snuff out smokers. I think I'd light up a nice cigar just to throw in his face.

Just be glad your an American. If you're not an American, I pity you.

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A new Logo?

Should I feature a new logo? I know I am handsome, and handsomeness brings ratings. I think that for the good of your eyes, and for reasons of I love fan mail from adoring women, I will feature my beautiful face in the logo of The Nap Room

Whatchu think?

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January 09, 2005

Ice Ice Baby

I just got power pack this morning after being without power since Thursday. I really hate ice storms. The roads were closed due to fallen tree limbs, ice, and power lines arcing on the ground.

In three days of no electricity, I found a lot about myself. I found that not only can I entertain myself by reading a book or looking blankly at a candleflame; my wife cannot. She thinks that me reading is boring for her.

Well I am tired, and must finish throwing away everything in my fridge.

Here are pics for your enjoyment

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January 06, 2005

Dems: "Let's just destroy the party now"

It appears that Senator Barbara Boxer wants to totally destroy the Democratic Party. According to Foxnews, she intends to file a file an official complaint to hald validation of the re-election of George Bush.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., will contest the results of the Electoral College that will give President Bush a second term. A joint session of Congress is set to meet on the matter at 1 p.m. EST Thursday.

Boxer's decision follows a similar one by several Democratic House members. With Boxer's challenge, congressional rules stipulate that senators and representatives must recess to their respective chambers to debate certification.

The action would be the first of its kind in 36 years, but probably will amount to no more than a procedural delay of the inevitable.

Boxer sent a letter to Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (search), one of the House Democrats set to challenge the results, saying that she was "moved" by Jones' concerns about reported election irregularities in Ohio.

"I have concluded that objecting to the electoral votes from Ohio is the only immediate way to bring these issues to light by allowing you to have a two-hour debate to let the American people know the facts surrounding Ohio's election," Boxer said in the letter.

Go ahead Senator. Destroy any last shred of credibility and respect your party has. Part of the reason you guys lost the last election so soundly is becuase of your stonewalling the President, his appointment, and for being all around obstructionist pain in the asses.

This also sets a dangerous precedent for future belly achers to contest elections they don't like, and sends a message to the places like Iraq (that are just starting their democracies) that ou process is flawed to the point of having to go to this extreme.

Americans who are clear thinking will see this as petty, stupid, and just another reason that the Democratic party doest not stand for America or its values.

Posted by tbux at 11:01 AM | Comments (0)

Sporty's sportin prison stripes

It seems Sporty has gotten herself into trouble for not paying a parking ticket. It seems that back here in PA they want to arrest her for not paying a parking ticket.

That happened to me once. I had one lousy $3 parking ticket that, after fees and other fines, was $100 plus court costs. Luckily I knew the District Magistrate from my church, and he made it go away.

I think if Cops chased illegal aliens with the same vigor they pursue drunk drivers, speeders, and jaywalkers we would have no immigration problem. But then again, doing that would require real work on their part, and is not a revenue generator like hiding behind a bush with a radar gun.

Posted by tbux at 07:40 AM | Comments (2)

January 05, 2005

Good game eh'?


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Keep the Real terrorists, get rid of fake ones

The hit TV show 24, that airs on Fox, is stirring some debate because of the way it portrays Muslims. It portrays a family as a sleeper cell for Muslim terrorists.

From the Indy Star

The first new episode this season of Fox's "24" has yet to hit the screen and already the network has offended a Muslim group.

After viewing a portion of the first episode included on a DVD in Entertainment Weekly, officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations expressed dismay at the depiction of a Muslim family.

"At first I was shocked," organization spokeswoman Rabiah Ahmed told the New York Daily News. "In this particular case, they show an American-Muslim family and they portray them as terrorists."

She's shocked about the portrayal of a "sleeper cell" that happens to be a Muslim family. What about the shock of Muslim anti-Muslim defimation league types when 9/11 happened, or when Nick Berg had his head cut off?

We know for a fact that Al Quiada has sleeper cells, some are probably families. We live in a time of hightened awareness of Islamofascism, and as they say "Art imitates life".

I just want to know, why are they upset about fake terrorists, and not upset about the real terrorists?

Posted by tbux at 08:45 AM | Comments (0)

January 04, 2005

See, I told you so.

During the Presidential campaign mainstream media like the New York Times, CNN, CBS, and the Washington Post marginalized blogs as simply angry men in their bathrobes posting things no one reads. Well, we are still mostly angry men in bathrobes, but it appears that blogs are becoming more mainstream

A report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, called the "State of Blogging," discovered that readership of Web blogs--essentially, Web-based diaries--spiked 58 percent last year, with 27 percent of Internet users, or 32 million people, saying that they read blogs. Twelve percent of people who read blogs also chose to post comments on them.

Also, with great posters like Wizbang pointing out the hilarities of the DU posters, that got picked up by the New York Times, to Little Green Footballs breaking the Dan Rather Memeogate story, blogs are showing the mainstream media how journalism is done.

I guess we are marginalized because we post on knitting, pimples, relationships, elephants, and movies. That is only half the A's of Munuviana

Posted by tbux at 11:34 AM | Comments (4)

Is IMAO indeed racist?

It seems Frank J. over at IMAO.US has discussed the killing of Monkeys again. All tin foil hat wearing liberals really know he's talking about purging the holy white race, right? Obviously.

Why are lefties so damned paranoid anyways? Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a monkey is just a bipedal furry tree swinging primate.

Posted by tbux at 10:44 AM | Comments (0)

January 03, 2005

Bogus President Bartlet

If you ever wanted proof that liberals love watching The West Wing because they pine for an uber-liberal whitehouse, read this post.

It seems that the imaginary Whitehouse is one that works for the American people. I guess lying about having MS (as the imaginary President did) is in the public interest.

Posted by tbux at 02:39 PM | Comments (0)

My Purses

I mentioned earlier that I need a new purse. My big Coach Embassy brief is too large to lug around.

My coach checkbook holder is a little small, and doesn't have a strap.

What I need is a true purse, or man bag. It seems that you can be a man, and carry a purse. A friend of mine, a retired state trooper who held the rank of Major, carries a man bag. He carries a gun in it I think. And you try telling 6' 4" him that he is girly.

Posted by tbux at 01:45 PM | Comments (1)

Let Them Die

UsAirways seems on the brink of death, and there are many in Congress and across the country who cry out for us to bail out these losers.

And what happened at Christmas cemented in my mind the need to just put them down like a sick race horse.

Windsor Locks -- Thousands of people were stranded in airports across the country Christmas day because of computer glitches and a massive employee sick call. 

Dangerous weather and airline problems delayed and cancelled flights across the country.  When travelers like David Berv finally arrived at Bradley International Airport, they remained destined to suffer further. 

The "massive employee sickcall" seems a little suspicious. Could a union illegial strike be to blame?

Anyways, these dinosaurs deserve to die. They are overpriced and incompotent while offering overpriced shotty service.

Just like Woolworth died and left room for K-Mart, K-Mart is dying and making room for Wal~Mart. Someday Wal~Mart will die and make room for someone else.

The way free markets work is that you must innovate or you die. UsAirways, United, and Delta don't innovate. JetBlue and Southwest do.

Here is a good example. For JetBlue or Southwest, flying from BWI to Tampa, FL on March 5th and Returning on the 12th they offer fares ranging from $79 to $219, one way. For USAirways, their rate is $219-$459. Much more expensive.

I say them them die, and allow innovaters to take over.

Posted by tbux at 11:52 AM | Comments (2)

Last mention of Tsunami

I don't like talking about dead people and stuff. It really sucks that this all happened. My hearts go out to those who died, and are still alive to deal with this.


One thing that I wanted to mention is the babbling going on at DU. A big story is not comlete without the deranged mublings of the tin-foil hat wearing folks at DU.

Wizbang makes mention of it. It appears that Mother Earth is scarred, and this was proof that we are damaging our environment.

Perhaps all that useless CO2 coming out of liberals' mouths has something to do with it too?

Posted by tbux at 09:20 AM | Comments (1)