March 31, 2005


Terri Schiavo had died. Rest in peace and be with your creator.

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Men in Black

Maybe Mark Levin should take a writing class, because his book that I'm currently trying to read, Men in Black is totally impossible to understand. I didn't study the law, but I did major in American History and have no problem reading flower prose of great historical writers like Paine, Jefferson, or Franklin.

But this book takes the cake. He makes no clear point on his thesis of Judicial activism. He cites case law almost continually in blockquotes that run nearly three quarters of the page. He inserts them as if they alone are supposed to make his point. As someone who is not a lawyer or a black robed master will find it impossible to understand.

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March 29, 2005

Snopes to the rescue

My dad is 100% on the opposite of me on this Terri Schaivo case. He practically thinks Michael Schiavo (who by the way has an annoying village people mustache) is practically a saint.

But I should just know that my dad has no clue when he is 100% convinced this Urban Legend is true because he heard it on the news.

I wonder if it is CBS who earlier today posted a story that Terri Schindler was already dead.

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Village Voice Chimes in

The otherwise hard left leaning rag The Village Voice has stepped into the Schiavo case. But not on the side that you'd expect.

This story is probably one of the hardest hitting and accurate stories on the case I've read so far. Take a look.

And keep in mind from the Ralph Nader-Wesley Smith report: "The courts . . . have [also] ordered that no attempts be made to provide her water or food by mouth. Terri swallows her own saliva. Spoon feeding is not medical treatment. This outrageous order proves that the courts are not merely permitting medical treatment to be withheld, they have ordered her to be made dead."

In this country, even condemned serial killers are not executed in this way.

What a country indeed.

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March 28, 2005

Microsoft's Catch 22

My mom has a relatively new Dell desktop. It runs MS Windows XP. Whatever the hell XP stands for is another matter.

She only had dialup for most of the time, recently she got DSL. Apparently in her term among the dialup types her computer tried to automatically update to Service Pack 2. Something happened, and it never installed.

Though it said that SP2 installed, when she tried to update another program it said you needed SP2. She tried to go to windows update, but it said I already have it. SHe tried to delete it, but it said I didn't have it.

Well, that was about a month ago. She literally spent about 25 hours with the phone to her ear talking to nice young Canadians and Indians about the problem, and despite being a part of the Dell "Award Winning Technical Assistance" they were of no help.

Here comes me. Mr Macintosh. I've never even used XP before, and within 2 hours, the problem was fixed, and her computer was totally up to date.

What I did is since the Windows Update cannot easily be circumvented, I simply circumvented it. I figured that the installation was stalled because of a bad download. I went to a mirror and downloaded the standalone SP2 update. I downloaded it, installed it, and everything now runs fine.

Why do peole even call tech support? Who cares if they are outsourced. They suck and are stupid, and who needs them.

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She likes Kielbasy

I always am interested in what folks eat for Easter and other holidays. My aunt makes Lasagna for Christmas. I find that strange.

I live in the coal region of PA. There are a lot of people of Polish and Lithuanian heritage, including me, and when I first went to my wife's for Easter I was suprised at what they ate.

Turkey, ham, and all the fixins. Mashed potatoes, served hot. A big meal.

She, in turn was shocked at what we ate for easter. A cold cut feast.

Cold fresh and smoked Kielbasy, cold ham, pickled eggs and beets, Hrudka (a cold egg type cheese loaf) hard boiled eggs, Paska bread, rye bread, nut rolls, and lotsa horseradish.

I like the cold method the best, but my wife likes turkey. What's a holiday without Kielbasy!!

Check out where I buy my Kielbasy.

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March 26, 2005

Judge Greer should be ashamed

It seems that Judge George Greer, the judge who constistantly has sided with Michael Schiavo, is being worn out by the case.

Not only that, his church has asked him to leave.

Longtime friend Mary Repper said she recently spoke with him and he judge sounds "worn out" by the case that has been on his docket for more than seven years.

"It's been going on so long and it's reached its fevered pitch," Repper said. "It's gotten so angry and so hostile, but he's still hanging in there."

Repper said Greer has taken comfort in being consistently upheld by higher courts, but his split with his church has been a blow.

"The people in that church should be ashamed of themselves, to demonize George and to ask him to leave for doing his job, for upholding the law," she said. "To me, that was the most offensive thing that has happened so far."

And that deeply saddens him. I don't feel sorry for this prick. Any grief he feels over being kicked out of his church is nothing to what the Schindler's feel for watching their daughter slowy die of thirst because of his inability to follow the United State Constitution. Also, the judges in the Federal Courts also disobeyed congress by not taking a denovum look at the case.

Section. 1.

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

Greet directly disobeyed a Congressional Subpeona, basically because he didn't feel like it.

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March 25, 2005

A Living Will

Since this Terri Schiavo case is brining the idea of a Living Will to the nation again, I thought I'd post, as a service to my readers, a copy of a living will form. Use this form as a starting place to write your Living Will.

Please follow these instructions. Also, since this is only a starting point on a Living Will, please have this form checked for legality with a lawyer in your state or country in which you live.

Download the Living Will

Print your name on the first blank line. "I, MY NAME, want everyone who cares for me to know what health care I want when I cannot let others know what I want."

Think about the statement, "A quality of life that is unacceptable to me means" and check each item from the list below that applies.

This means that if you are in the condition described, you would want your family and doctors to stop or withdraw treatment. You would not want to continue to live in that condition.

You may add any words you want on the blank lines to further describe the conditions when you would not want to continue to receive treatment.

Think about the statement, "There are some procedures that I do not want under any circumstances."

If you have decided that you would never want a treatment listed, check that box. If you have not decided yet, or if you would want your doctor to try these treatments, leave the box blank.

Think about the statement, "When I am near death, it is important to me that." When writing a living will, you can write anything you like on these lines. Some people say, "I want hospice care.", "I want to die at home.", or "I want my family near me." You may leave these lines blank if you wish.

You must sign this form on the reverse side and you must have your signature witnessed.

The witness cannot be related to you by blood, marriage or adoption, cannot be a beneficiary to your estate, and cannot be directly involved in your healthcare.

It may or may not be necessary to have this form notarized, but there is a space for a notary if you desire.

6. After writing a living will, give a copy of it to your Health Care (Medical) Power of Attorney, to your family and close friends, and to your doctor. Keep a copy to take to the hospital or clinic if you become ill and need treatment

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March 24, 2005

Office Space

I just saw a totally hilarious TV show tonight. NBC's The Office aired its first episode tonight. Funny funny stuff.

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March 23, 2005

I don't like Cops either

What kind of dumb grunt "I was only following orders" type of police officer is this?

It appears that if you give water to a person dying of thirst, you are breaking a law.

Didn't many of the SS "officers" do the same to Jews in Auschwitz? They got in trouble. I don't see why. According to expets, dying of thirst is fun.

Why is it okay for one of our black Robed masters and their willing giddy Police officer enablers to slowly starve her to death while Charles Cullen is villified?

Posted by tbux at 07:26 AM | Comments (0)

March 22, 2005

Giddy over Death

It appears that Terri Schiavo will die. All her appeals are exhausted, the liberals are happy to report that she is going to die.

Now I am for the right to die on your own terms. I think if you are terminal, YOU can make the decision on how you leave the world. This case is different. There are so many variables unanswered. Michael Schiavo is a punk who deserves to burn in hell for his refusual to evel allow her to have her teeth brushed.

But that's not what I wanted to say. Have you noticed that all the liberals and people on Michael's side seem to want her to die? They seemed angry that her murder might be delayed. They seem thrilled that she is going to die.

Why is starving a woman to death ok, but killing a mass murderer by lethal injection bad in their eyes?

Posted by tbux at 07:29 AM | Comments (2)

March 21, 2005

iPod, Therefore I am

Have you ever seen those links on websites offering you a free iPod? Well, I have and I've never clicked on them. I make it a habit not to click on flashing graphics, even when they are disguised as games where you can shoot down an airplane.

Good this, because get a look at what happens when you do.

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March 18, 2005

Black Robed Assholes

Another asshole lawyer in a black robe has essentially thumbed his nose at the Legislative branch of congress and ignored their subpoenas of Terry Schiavo. Being a witness before congress she should have special protections from being killed by her husband. According to laws passed by the duly elected legislature that is.

The subpoenas, copies of which were obtained by FOX News, were issued to Schiavo herself, her husband, the hospice administrator and two attending physicians.

In addition to their testimony, the subpoenas required that Schiavo's feeding tube remain in place, stating: "No things including those things reflecting data, information, or records called for by this request shall be destroyed, modified, transferred, disconnected, discontinued, or otherwise made inaccessible to the Committee."

Further, they directed: "This request is continuing in nature and applies to any newly deployed things required for the continued hydration and nutrition of Theresa Schiavo."

Apparently a judge in Florida feels he is above those laws especially since he is a non elected oligarch.

He is essentialy ignoring the congressional subpeonas. If someone acted that defiantly in his court room you know he woud throw a typical judge temper tantrum of finding YOU in contempt. As if a non elected black robed lawyer (and you know how much lawyers are regarded) deserves any iota of respect from anyone who cherishes liberty, rule of law, and seperation of powers.

"I have had no cogent reason why the (congressional) committee should intervene," Greer told attorneys in a conference call, adding that last-minute action by Congress does not invalidate years of court rulings

Just remember. A judge is nothing more than a lawyer in costume.

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Philly Freedom to smoke..for now.

For now, the ban on smoking in philly has been shelved. Apparently they didn't have quite the number of votes to pass it.

ON A ST. PATRICK'S Day when tavern owners were hoping for high volume business, they got something even better, a present from a Philadelphia City Council that deadlocked and then delayed action on a smoking ban bill.

It was a day when City Councilman Rick Mariano proved to be the better nose counter than his colleague Michael Nutter, who sponsored the Street administration bill

I find it strange that in Philly they want to vote to ban smoking, but failed to pass a law outlawing giving government contracts to political contributors.

In the face of opposition from the Street administration, an unprecedented proposal to curb the longstanding practice of awarding lucrative government contracts to political contributors fell short of passage by a single vote in City Council yesterday.

The vote came even as Mayor Street's former city treasurer stands trial on corruption charges that prosecutors cast as part of Philadelphia's "pay to play" political culture. Council voted, 11-5, for the measure, but failed to muster the 12-vote supermajority required to put the charter-change measure before voters. Four of the five "no" votes came from close Street allies.

The five Council members who voted against the measure were Jannie Blackwell, Darrell L. Clarke, Rick Mariano, Donna Reed Miller and Marian Tasco.

What a city.

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March 16, 2005

Mac Attack

My mom hates her computer. Despite my telling her, she insisted on using Internet Explorer and now her computer running XP is riddled with spyware.

She is considering buying a Mac. She knows true brainiacs like me use a Mac, and she knows how I have no problems with it.

Plus if she gets on in a few months, I'll get a free copy of Tiger.

Posted by tbux at 06:27 PM | Comments (0)

March 14, 2005

Glock Prayers

I live in Pennsylvania, and I am very lucky that we live in a very friendly CCW state. I can carry a gun most anywhere. Except for a government building or a school, I can pack.

Though it doesn't mean I pack in all places. I don't pack at church (if I went), because that just seems wrong. But what happened in Wisconsin might make me want to protect myself from scumbags who want to do me in.

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- A gunman in suburban Milwaukee opened fire at a church service in a hotel yesterday afternoon, killing seven people before shooting himself, local law- enforcement authorities said.

Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus, speaking at a televised news conference today, identified the shooter as Terry Ratzmann, 44, of New Berlin, Wisconsin. Tushaus said the motive for the shooting was unclear and there is no evidence of a conspiracy or that other suspects were involved.

According to reports I've read people hid under chairs waiting to die. Defenseless.

jesusgun.jpg Kim Du Toit has a good philosophy on this shooting. If they had concealed carry laws in Wisconsin, maybe someone would have been carrying a weapon for self defence, and that gobblin would be "in the express lanes to file grievences with God".

I'll pray to God to save my soul, but let my Glock take care of my ass.

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March 11, 2005

RESTaurant in Peace

Remember the show The Restaurant that featured celebrity chef Rocco Disperito and his eatery Rocco's on 22nd? I believe you can read a blog entry about it here

Well, it seems that his dream, his lifelong goal of having a restaurant that featured his Italian upbrining, is dead
Rocco's on 22nd Street, the restaurant that had its opening and subsequent infighting featured in the two seasons of NBC's reality show The Restaurant, closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday, September 15.

The closing took place after a New York state court ruled in late July that China Grill Management LLC, the company run by financier (and convicted felon) Jeffrey Chodorow, could close Rocco's on 22nd Street due to its financial problems, despite celebrity chef and namesake Rocco DiSpirito's ownership interest.

I say good. The women may get moist from watching Rocco on TV, but I think he is an asshole. He is rude to his workers, inconsistent in his leadership, and not very loyal.

Every show I watched made me angrier at the way he treated his waitstaff and chefs. Maybe this is how master chefs and restaurant owners treat their staff in a big city like New York, but in Red State America we still expct to be treated like human beings.

And on that aspect alone Rocco deserved to have his dream crushed.

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Smoked Duck Meat

Someone told me to day that the milk from a Humpback Whale is 54% fat. Besides being quite tasty, there is a lot of it. A typical calf drinks about 100 pounds a day of milk. A typical cow only makes about 50 pounds when they're lucky.

I saw we start milking Whales. Whale milk is very high in fat. It would make tasty ice cram and would have enough butter fat content to make Michael Moore happy drinking straight heavy cream.

Just a though..Carry on.

Posted by tbux at 09:10 AM | Comments (0)

Gift for Jacko

I think Michael Jackson was dropping hints when he showed up to court wearing his PJs. I think he want's pajamas for a gift. I think he wants a Pajamagram!!

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March 09, 2005


Fellow Munuvian and all around good gal, Sarah's husband finally returned from his deployment in Iraq


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Dead Tax Rover

Leave it to Californians to come up with stupid taxes. But a county in North Carlolina takes the cake. Right now they have the "Rover Fee". That is a fee of $10 per year for neutered pets, $75 for pets that still have their franks and beans.

They want to change that to a "tax" to ward off those pesky people who don't pay the fee.

DURHAM -- Durham County officials say replacing the current annual dog and cat fee with a tax would put some teeth into their efforts to collect thousands of unpaid dollars.

Only about 50 percent of the fee money is being collected on the county's 53,800 licensed animals, said Cindy Bailey, animal control administrator.

At the current fee of $10 per animal for neutered pets, the 50 percent rate translates into $269,000 in uncollected money. At the current fee of $75 per animal for un-neutered pets, the 50 percent rate would equal more than $2 million. The actual sum lies somewhere in between.

They are doing this because, afterall, people who don't pay their "fees" are evil SOBs.

"The honest people are paying and the irresponsible people are not," Bailey said.

Proving that we should be allowed to own guns to protect against tyranny of asshat tyrants like these guys the article goes on to explain what will happen if you don't pay this "tax".

People who fail to pay would face the same consequences as not paying other taxes. The pet charge could be taken, for example, from their state tax return or their wages.

Commissioner Lewis Cheek said the county should consider enforcing a penalty for not paying the tax, such as 10 times its amount.

"I would hope we make the penalty so great that it really doesn't make sense [not to pay it]," Cheek said.

The position would require a new government position, paying about $31,000. But you have to figure when the union requires the position to be full-time, with benefits, vacation, and all that, the $10 tax for fixed pets, and $75 tax on unfixed pets won't stay at that rate for long.

I say they have a recall election to get that Cheeky fool out of office. That way it doesn't make sense to [to pass it].

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March 08, 2005

Robert 'KKK' Byrd

You by know should have heard about West Virgina Senator and former Klansman Robert Byrd comparing Republicans to Nazis because they wanted to amend the Senate rules to only require a simple majority to stop debate on judicial nominees. This rule would, in effect, outlaw the filibuster on Judicial nominees and is referred to as the Nuclear option.

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men," Byrd said. "But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."

Byrd then quoted historian Alan Bullock, saying Hitler "turned the law inside out and made illegality legal."

Byrd added, "That is what the 'nuclear option' seeks to do."

According to Foxnews, his hometown newspaper has dug up Byrd's other uses of the Filibuster

But Sen. Byrd’s hometown newspaper just dug up a controversial incident from the senator’s own use of the filibuster — a 14-hour speech he gave on the floor of the Senate in 1964, designed to kill the pending Civil Rights Act (search). At the time, the president of the local chapter of the NAACP (search) had this to say about the Senator’s filibuster:

"The one-man talkathon staged by Sen. Byrd for 14 hours last night and this morning indicates the extent to which a mind warped with hate and prejudice will go — even in the hallowed halls of Congress.

No wonder Robert Byrd loves the filibuster.

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March 07, 2005

He loves Churchill(s)

I don't watch Bill Maher. I think he is a non-funny asshole. He hates this country. When someone has to start a monologue with "I love this country, but...", you know they are just trying to to get killed by Red Staters.

In his recent show, Real Time with Bill Maher, that aired over the weekend, he interviews fake injun Ward Churchill. And you can tell this guy is an affirmative action hire. He is totally inept and inarticulate.

A comment from Tim Russo goes pretty far to show how common-sense Democrats can't even stand the guy:

As a Democrat, I move that we put Bill Maher on a plane and send him to Martha Stewart's ranch as a stable boy so he can shovel actual horse shit for a living.  He should be fired for this show.  Period.  As for Churchill, when you see him on Maher's show, you begin to wonder if anyone ever embodied the stereotypical head up his ass, anti-social, blinking, twitching, insane homeless blogger better than this guy.  Not bloody likely.

Maher ends by suggesting we have a "Why they hate us" display at ground zero.  I have a better idea.  This video should be placed in the DNC lobby, running on a continuous loop 24 hours a day, under the banner "Why voters hate us".

National Ledger has a great overview of the whole thing.

You can watch the love fest at Crooks and Liars by downlodaing the 17 meg movie.

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A few links

A few links to keep you satisfied till I feel like blogging again. I came across a nifty site on one man's Masonic journey. Erik's Masonic Journey links daily to news sites, journals, and articles pertainings to Freemasonry.

There are strange things about CNN's reporting of the friendly fire incident.

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March 03, 2005

Hate Mail

I must be doing something right, because I got a piece of hate mail this morning. Apparently this November 2003 post pushed a few buttons.

I called a woman who killed her daughter who was raped and impregnated by her brothers evil. According to Islamic tradition the daughter didn't deserve to live because her honor was sulled. Read about the incident here

Here is the hate mail.

I was just scanning though this article and that was a picture with a title "Look into the face of evil." that said it all. It made me sick to my stomach that anyone with a website with the caption "Age of Reason" could make such hateful remarks about Islam and the people we follow it.  I do not defend everything that occurs within the religion or the nations that practice it but I do think that it is unfair to judge an entire race or religion based on stories such as these. It makes me sick and in a worse way much more sad to see that anyone could be so mislead or ignorant.

So I'm the ignorant one, and not the lady who killed her daughter?

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March 02, 2005

Next new Fad

About 5 years ago I saw this low carb bullshit fast approaching. That fad is dying the death it deserves.

I've been telling my friends this. And now I'm telling you:

The next big 'trend' in dieting will be Volumetrics. Volumetrics is where you eat food that has less calories for the amount of food. You know that fiber or foods high in water fill you up on fewer calories.

Here's the science. Don't say I didn't warn you

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Hitler pushed for indecency laws

Cnet reports that next in line for indecency violation fines is pay tv. That means that HBO, Sirius, and Cinemax for example will be able to be fined for "violations"

Ted Stevens, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, said on Tuesday that he would push for applying broadcast decency standards to cable television, as well as subscription satellite TV and radio.

"Cable is a much greater violator in the indecency area," the Alaska Republican told the National Association of Broadcasters, which represents most local-television and radio affiliates. "I think we have the same power to deal with cable as over-the-air" broadcasters.

"There has to be some standard of decency," he said. But he also cautioned that "no one wants censorship.

I'm glad he doesn't want censorship. But why limit it to other tyings you pay for? What about those pesky books? Or Blogs? Some are indecent. Lets just burn everything that might be offensive to someone at anytime in their life.

Posted by tbux at 10:23 AM | Comments (0)

Cheese Food Product

I had a meeting today. I'm supposed to be there now. At 5:30 this morning I left my warm house for the winter wonderland outside. I was confident in my Subaru's ability to traverse the snow. I got about 10 miles from home, and found that the road was blown shut. I figured, 'to hell with it', and decided to cancel my appearance and go to McDonald's.

At McDonald's I was paying and I saw the cook through the takeout window making the scrambled eggs. Or should I say pouring "Liquid Egg Product" from a carton. So that is where the scrambled eggs come from at McDonald's. Because beating an egg would be so hard for high school dropouts. Good to know when I eat my Big Breakfast I'm not eating a nasty natural egg, but some unidentified liquid egg product.

It reminds me of my poor college days. When I didn't cook much, unless it was a frozen meal. I used to get these pizzas. The sold for 2 for 99 cents. They were about 6 inches across and were basically big saltines with toppings.

While waiting for one to cook once I read the ingredients, and one of the main ingredients (after soy lethecin and partially hydrogenated thingies) was some mystery item called Imitation Cheese Food Product.

What the fuck is that? Imitation Cheese Food Product?

Here is a vague web-site definition.

Imitation cheese is made from vegetable oil; it is less expensive, but also has less flavor and doesn't melt well.
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March 01, 2005

Dog Day Afternoon

Yes, I am still digging out of the Blizzard of "Ot 5". 10 inches and counting. Add that to the 6 or so that was already on the ground and it makes interesting going for my little doggie.



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