Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Quesetion: Knowing that we will all pay more, should the Insurance companies actuarial tables factor in the cost of liver transplants for alcoholics and lung cancer treatment for smokers when trying to decide what our health insurance premiums should be?

How about insurance costs for our houses because of those who dwell near an earthquake fault?

How about our tax dollars? Should we all pay more in taxes because of others reckless decisions? How about those who willingly live behind a giant wall that seperates their city from the Gulf of Mexico which looms yards above their homes?

To say that somehow, it should be the taxpayers responsibility to pay more taxes, and drain funds away from other necessarry programs just so others can dangle off a cliff in perfect safety is just stupid.

Private citizens have choices. They can live at the bttom of a big bowl, or not. They can donate money to the victims at the bottom of a half full bowl if they want.

But alas, the Blaim Bush First crowd lives on.

Experts: Global Warming Didn’t Cause Katrina

U.S. Companies Give Millions to Katrina Relief Efforts, but where are the other, more generous countries? My, they haven't responded with any self congratulatory aid.. At least not nearly as much as the US has. Sounds like the tables have turned. Oh wait, I didn't give them enough time to respond. Hmmmm, that sounds familir too! Oh yes, it's similar to the accusations leveled against Bush early in the Tsunami Relief funding.

Census: Uninsured Can Afford It

Countering the commonly held notion that Americans who don’t have health insurance can’t afford it, the Census Bureau reports that nearly one-third of those without insurance live in households with an annual income of $50,000 or more.

Giuliani: I'm Considering Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton: Bush Should Prevent Fuel Price Gouging that way, when prices go up, she can claim that Bush didn't do anything or enough. Set it up....KNOCK IT DOWN tactic.

Sadly, the Southern Decadence events are obviously cancelled due to the weather.

US places 12th in aiding world's poor, report says

The report says Denmark is #1 with 89 cents per person each day in government aid, compare to the United States spent 15 cents per person each day in government aid to poor nations.

What the report doesn't say is that the United States is not a socialist government, and that while Denmark citizens spent 1 cent per person each day in private giving, US citizens gave (freely and without compulsion) 15 TIMES THAT NUMBER!

The unmitigated gall someone has for trying to GUILT we Americans into giving up our freedom in exchange for a system of government that would do our charitable giving through a tax and spend ideology (that we all know is the least efficient way to get things done). Keoto accord? Same idea. Screw them. We shot our wad on Tsunami relief and will probably suffer in New Orleans for it.

And do you think Denmark will pull through with their vast war chest of government generosity for our citizens (who gave until it hurt when others suffered, i.e. Tsunami Relief)? Hell no. Unfortunately for us, we have no way of convincing the rest of the insane world that our private dollars are just as valid as our tax dollars.

Bush, 'global warming'
to blame for hurricane?

RFK Jr., others suggest climate change responsible for intensity of disaster

Cindy Sheehan says Bush to blame for disaster in the gulf states
Such lunacy leaves no credability for past or future statements.

We must at all times remember, what intellectuals habitually forget, that people matter more than concepts and must come first. The worst of all despotisms is the heartless tyranny of ideas.

-Ravi Zacharias

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Brits happy to ditch civil liberties

Top CIA, Military Men Agree with Pat Robertson
Stephanopoulos Urged Foreign Assassination
The one-time top Clinton aide said that, far from violating international principles, assassinating Saddam would be the moral thing to do, arguing, "What's unlawful - and unpopular with the allies - is not necessarily immoral."

Specter Plans Hearings on Able Danger Claims

Illegal Immigrants Throw Rocks at Border Patrol Chopper... Fire back!

Times at it again!
Professor says reason he quit Bush team not reported correctly

Cindy Sheehan calls insurgents "Freedom Fighters!" Now I know she's insane. These guys we're fighting in Iraq aren't even Iraqi! Try Syrian, Saudi, Iranian, etc...

Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital If they WANT to start something, they should accept the reprecussions as their own fault. They don't want peace, they just want to make disturbances, but the acid isn't as strong as in the Sixties. See the video.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The French are Sore Losers:
Armstrong: Cheating Remarks 'Preposterous'

If you're a doctor, you're sued if you do, and sued if you dont:
As doctors warn more patients that they should lose weight, the advice has backfired on one doctor with a woman filing a complaint with the state saying he was hurtful, not helpful. Obese Woman Angry That Doctor Advised Weight Loss
If she suffered a serious illness because this doctor spaired her feelings, showed "sensitiviy" and didn't broach the subject of her obesity, guess what she would have done? YES! Sued him. She'd have sued either way. What a piece of work.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

More liberalism run amuck:
Clinton Lawyers Fretted Over bin Laden's Comfort
The CIA's former bin Laden desk chief revealed Thursday night that Clinton administration lawyers warned counterterrorism agents that Osama bin Laden had to be kept as comfortable as possible if they captured him during planned raids into Afghanistan."The lawyers were more concerned with bin Laden`s safety and his comfort than they were with the officers charged with capturing him," former bin Laden desk chief Michael Scheuer told MSNBC's "Hardball."
"We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, [for] special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair," Scheuer explained. "They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn't irritate his beard."
"The lawyers are the bane of the intelligence community," the former CIA man lamented.

Senate Eyes Able Danger Hearings
The Senate is considering holding hearings into claims that an elite military intelligence unit had identified lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta two years before the attacks but was ordered not to alert law enforcement by Clinton administration lawyers at the Pentagon.

Archaeology trumps the "it's just stories" theory again: Third-generation Iraqi looks after Abraham's birthplace

Medical News:
Range of Jobs Tied to Degenerative Brain Disease

Researchers Looking at Alzheimer's Vaccine

Friday, August 19, 2005

Climate change sceptics bet $10,000 on cooler world Russian pair challenge UK expert over global warming

Rasmussen Poll: Sheehan 35% Favorable 38% Unfavorable...

And, WHAT? People still believe sanctions can work, AMINISTERED BY THE OIL FOR FOOD SCANDAL JERKS!? And on a country SWIMMING IN OIL?! 58% Support Economic Sanctions for Iran omg! Can an Iranian nuke in Times Square persuade them? I'm not sure anymore.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A Very interesting article on U2's frontman Bono. It's just some snippet's from the book Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas (Riverhead Books). It's really very interesting and enlightening as to Bono's spiritual thoughts (click here for the article)

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Pentagon Cites Many Successes of US Troops in Iraq

What are we to make of Mrs. Sheehan’s demand for a second meeting with President Bush? She claims she wants an explanation of why her son died, but she acknowledges that her mind is already made up. I have had enough with this mother of all mourners. But I will let her hang herself with her very own words, words that read like something right out of a Moscow-approved Communist Party USA propaganda pamphlet. This is an excerpt of a speech she gave Monday, as transcribed on the Web site of an outfit called Veterans for Peace, describing how she conceived of her protest (quoting verbatim):
"I’m gonna tell them, "You get that evil maniac [the president] out here, cuz a Gold Star Mother, somebody who’s blood is on his hands, has some questions for him."
And I’m gonna say, "OK, listen here, George. #1, you quit, and I demand, every time you get out there and say you’re going to continue the killing in Iraq to honor the fallen heroes by continuing the mission; you say, except Casey Sheehan.’ "
"And you say except for all the members of Goldstar Families for Peace’ cuz we think not one drop of blood should be spilled in our families’ names. You quit doing that. You don’t have my permission."
And I’m gonna say, "And you tell me, what the noble cause is that my son died for." And if he even starts to say freedom and democracy’ I’m gonna say, bullshit.
You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don’t tell me my son died for freedom and democracy.
Cuz, we’re not freer. You’re taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren’t freer, they’re much worse off than before you meddled in their country.
You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine
(massive round of applause)
And if you think I won’t say bullshit to the President, I say move on, cuz I’ll say what’s on my mind."

Friday, August 12, 2005

Ahhh...for the GOOD OL' DAYS!!!!!!

Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 9:47 a.m. EDT

9/11 Commission Covered Up Gorelick Warning

A 1995 memo from a top terrorism prosecutor warning that a directive by Clinton administration Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick "could cost lives" is being concealed by the 9/11 Commission.

Compounding the cover-up, Gorelick herself was a prominent member of the Commission and refused to recuse herself from parts of the 9/11 investigation that covered the now notorious "wall" she erected that prevented intelligence and law enforcement agencies from cooperating in the war on terror.

NARAL Scrapping Controversial Anti-Roberts Ad

Thu Aug 11 2005 12:56:21 ET

The family of American soldier Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has broken its silence and spoken out against his mother Cindy Sheehan's anti-war vigil against George Bush held outside the president's Crawford, Texas ranch.

The following email was received by the DRUDGE REPORT from Casey's aunt and godmother:

Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish.

Thanks, Cherie

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue: Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.


Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

To the terrorists:

"Once freedom has exploded in the soul of man,
the gods no longer have any power over him"

Jean-Paul SARTRE
Existentialism is a Humanism (1945)

To the protesters (their supporters):

"If merely 'feeling good' could decide,
drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience".

William JAMES
Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

It's okay for Home Depot to buy my digitized credit-card receipts, says the privacy "community," to see whether I would be a soft touch for a riding mower. But if government agents want to see who has purchased explosive-level quantities of fertilizer, they should go store to store, checking credit-card receipts. Data-mining opponents would deny terror investigators a technology in common use in the commercial sector, simply because they think government should be kept inefficient to limit its power...Remember: data mining would only speed government access to records to which it is already legally entitled.
Critics blasted the failure to "connect the dots" before September 11, and that failure was certainly a major factor. But the ACLU and its allies are working to ensure that the government can never effectively connect the dots. The ACLU needs to be stopped before more Americans are killed.

Now booking $100M trip to the moon (and back?)

The Intelligent Design Bogeyman

Faith Versus The Constitution: A False Conflict
Then why wasn't it a conflict with Ted Kennedy's Catholicism?

It's been ten full days since Bolton has had the job and the UN is still standing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

How come all the vandals are always LIBERALS?
Air Force officer keys
cars with Bush stickers

Suspect admits to painting, gouging vehicles at airport

Feds hit revenue record in July
$142 billion in taxes collected last month
--Associated Press

McAuliffe: Hillary May Drop Out

Former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe is reportedly predicting that 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will drop out of her 2006 Senate reelection race if a challenger like Jeanine Pirro forces her to spend campaign cash earmarked for her presidential race.

"I had a conversation with Terry McAuliffe during the Republican convention," former top Clinton campaign advisor Dick Morris told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" Wednesday night.

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"And I said, 'Do you think Hillary runs for re-election to the Senate if she has a tough race?'"

According to Morris, McAuliffe replied: "No, why should she squander $30 million getting reelected to a job she doesn't want?"

A must read for ALL thinkers:
Phillip Johnson's Assault Upon Faith-Based Darwinism A modern monkey trial isn't what Phillip Johnson expected when he wrote a critique of evolution that launched intelligent design -- or was it?By Justin Berton
..."The very persons who insist upon keeping religion and science separate are eager to use their science as a basis for pronouncements about religion," he wrote...
...biologists have become so invested in the Darwinian worldview that they have ceased looking for contradictory evidence. "As the creation myth of scientific naturalism, Darwinism plays an indispensable ideological role in the war against fundamentalism," he wrote. "For that reason, scientific organizations are devoted to protecting Darwinism rather than testing it, and the rules of scientific investigation have been shaped to help them succeed."
Johnson regards scientists as today's reigning priesthood -- a monklike discipline that controls our culture's story of creation and protects its orthodoxy as ruling paradigms have done for centuries. "They are jealous of their power," he says. "They will do anything to protect it. If that means labeling someone like me as a Bible-thumper, then that's what they'll do. They'll say, 'You don't agree with evolution, therefore you believe in the Bible's account! You read Genesis literally!' Of course, that's the stereotype they want to preserve." ..
..."Part of what bothered me about the left ... was quite consistent with what bothered me later about Darwinism. It's the dogmatism, the insistence that everybody believe as they did." ..
..He eventually concluded that the naturalist's greatest accomplishment had been to deliver what the rationalists most wanted: a world without God...
..."And the desire was to be able to explain life without recourse to a Creator or any sort of outside force. The only test Darwin had to pass is that it is more plausible than any other explanation. The Creator is disqualified from the outset because the Creator would be something outside of science, and unobserved."
...It is often believed in intellectual circles, especially in the Darwinist circle, the people I'm debating, that the world is divided into two people: the people who have faith and the people who just reason. But this is a completely false idea about the world. Everybody reasons and everybody has faith." ...
...'The critics are religiously motivated and they believe in God and they're throwing their religion at us and they shouldn't be doing that, and they should keep that out of science,'" he says. "But being religious or antireligious is the same thing: It's a position about religion and God, and it goes beyond the evidence and into very confident assertions that are based more on personal convictions than they are scientific testing." ...
If they thought they had good evidence for something, and then they saw it in the Bible, they'd begin to doubt. ...
Perhaps Johnson's nonreligious critics have trouble taking him at his word because they don't understand the extent to which he believes that open intellectual inquiry will ultimately lead people to Christianity. Johnson believes this fundamentally: "We don't have to fear freedom of thought, because good thinking done in the right way will eventually lead back to the church, to the truth -- the truth that sets people free, even if it goes through a couple of detours on the way."

Another Jackson Juror Expresses Doubt
Another example of how a jury (wrongfully) believes he/she cannot vote conscience

Monday, August 08, 2005

Wapiti and Cody, Wyoming '05

Looks like arrogant white folks are telling American Indians whats good for them AGAIN, still, putzes.
They banned the president of the Univ. of the Seminoles!

Planned Parenthood animated short glorifies violence against Christians
Washington, DC -- "With its latest marketing gimmick, an animated feature called 'Superhero for Choice,' Planned Parenthood is glamorizing violence against people of faith," said Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International.
"Planned Parenthood's outrageous video shows the organization's 'superhero' drowning an abstinence educator in a trash can and killing peaceful Christian pro-life activists by blowing them up outside of a Planned Parenthood facility. Just when you think it's over, a pro-life protestor is mercilessly decapitated during the closing credits. The hatred and religious bigotry demonstrated by Planned Parenthood in this video are shocking and offensive."The eight-minute animated feature is posted on Planned Parenthood Golden Gate's web site: (CLICK HERE to watch - Quicktime Video)