Sunday, April 30, 2006
A Spanish language version of the national anthem was released Friday by a British music producer, Adam Kidron, who said he wanted to honor America's immigrants.
When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied: 'I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English.'
'I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English,' Bush said."
Yay! A top republican standing up, however so little, for America.
Its simple how this immigration works:
1. Register for immigrant status
2. Learn English
3. Pass the citizenship test
4. Welcome to America!
1. Violate a bunch of laws
2. Become a leach off the backs of americans
3. Try and take back the Southwest for Mexico
4. Burn and defame the US Flag.
Friday, April 28, 2006
You can read the details of the attack after the jump, but I don't want to post it, 'cause its sick.
If the victim lives, then the to jerks are just charged with agrivated sexual assult. If he dies, they are charged with something slightly more, but still less then homicide.
However, for some reason when the race card is played as a 'hate crime', one of them is liable for the death penalty, and the other for life in prison. Don't get me wrong, if they're guilty they should be punished, and if the guy dies, I believe they have a strong case to be hung. However, why is it that a 'hate crime' is needed for that, instead of what, a love crime?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Huh? Excuse me? Are these the same newsrooms that are constantly pointing fingers at American corporations as well as the Bush administration and the Republican Party for being bigoted and ethnically intolerant? After all, six of President Bush’s cabinet members are racial or ethnic minorities comprising 40 percent of the fifteen available positions. And, since 37.4 percent of Americans are considered to be part of a racial or ethnic minority according to the 2000 Census, America’s newsrooms are missing the goal of looking like America by fully 63 percent, while President Bush with his cabinet appointments exceeded this diversity goal by seven percent. In fact, as a percentage, President Bush appointed almost three times as many ethnic and racial minorities to his cabinet than currently work in America’s daily newsrooms
So, are these holier-than-thou organizations at least showing improvement in this regard? Hardly: “That percentage represented a nearly invisible increase from last year's census, which identified 13.42% of daily journalists as belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups.”"
I don't think quotas and stuff are a good idea, but the hipocrasy of the journalists and their managers is appalling.
Either way, it seems no one in Congress wants to be without a plan, however symbolic, to attack the election-year spike in gasoline prices.
A vote is possible as early as this week on the Senate GOP approach, which calls for $100 rebate checks for taxpayers to cushion the impact of higher gasoline prices. The measure seems unlikely to prevail, at least initially, since it includes a highly controversial proposal to open a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Senate Republicans also favor extending a tax break that manufacturers receive for each hybrid vehicle they make, and want President Bush to suspend deliveries to the nation's strategic petroleum reserve for six months."
Awful kind of them to give our money back, but it is much much better then fineing the oil companines. Kudos to the conservatives.
The thing that is even better is the part the opens the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. 10.3 Billion barrels of oil, just ripe for the use of the United States.
And the caribu won't suffer a bit.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
In the Per Capita rankings, Vermont is Numero Uno. Likewise, Texas is an awsome number 49!!
Its interesting, although not suprising, that South Dakota is number 50 both times. What is suprising is that Wyoming has a very high tax per capita.
Howdy. Comrade Daweed has started a new blog, the Sporting News Daily, and I'll be over there as well. If you have a mild hankering for sports, check it out and leave a comment. We may have more contributors coming soon.
We'll try to avoid the politics, unless something comes up. Heh, I'm sure it will.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Women would sit in separate section of the stands, away from the usually raucous male fans.
'The presence of families and women will improve soccer-watching manners, and promote a healthy atmosphere,' Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. 'They will be allocated some of the best stands in stadiums,' he added.
Iran's Islamic law imposes tight restrictions on women. They need a male guardian's permission to work or travel and have rarely been allowed to attend public sporting events. In 2001, a group of Irish women was permitted to attend a World Cup qualifier match between Iran and Ireland that was held in Tehran.
"Some consider women as the source of corruption and this is a very wrong attitude," he said. However, he added women sometimes expressed objectionable views, or what he called "ideas that are not related to Islam."
Women in Iran are not allowed to become judges, and a man's court testimony is considered twice as important as a woman's. Iranian men can divorce almost at will, while women must go through a long legal battle and often relinquish rights in return for divorce.
Despite such restrictions, Iranian women have more rights than their counterparts in Saudi Arabia and other conservative Muslim countries. They can drive, vote and run for office.
In March, police charged a peaceful women's rights protest in Tehran, beating women and men and provoking condemnation from international rights groups."
What a bunch of bloody tyrants. If Allah is so great, and Mohamad is the answer to all things, then why are you so terrified of women?
Preying on the weak among us is just barbaric, and thats what this nation and the fundamentalist Islam is.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Sounds pretty bad
heraldsun.com: Teen charged in murder gets $50,000 bond: "A $50,000 bond was set Wednesday for one of two teens accused in Durham's first homicide of 2006, the March fatal shooting of 24-year-old Alvin Lee Jones.
Nicholas Alexander Mack, 17, previously had been held without bond in the case.
He and Dontae Daevon Jones, 18, are charged with shooting Alvin Jones in the back at the Bentwood Park apartment complex on Junction Road in eastern Durham. Authorities have said the shooting apparently was gang-related.
Superior Court Judge Ron Stephens rejected a defense request that Mack's bond be set as low as $25,000.
A lot of people's lives were put in jeopardy," said Dornfried, noting that numerous people were in a parking lot where the shooting occurred.
Evidence indicated that Mack was firing from a car with a .38-caliber gun when Jones was killed, Dornfried added.
He also said that Mack had avoided prosecution in November for giving fictitious information to a police officer, and that he was bonded out of jail on a marijuana charge when the murder occurred last month."
Sounds like a pretty bad crime. What in tarnation is up with the $50,000 FOR ENDING A PERSONS LIFE??? And $400,000 for a crime of rape that may, or may not have happened? (I personally suspect it did not happen, but the trial is still in court)
This is incredible, and insane. The punishment for killing another human should be at least life in prison, if it was deliberite. If it was premeditated, the guilty party should be hung within 30 days of conviction. This 50k junk is never going to stop anyone.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen plan to travel 1,100 miles by foot and canoe over the Arctic Ocean to test the depth and density of the ice in summer in a mission sponsored by Greenpeace, the environmental group said on Thursday.
According to some scientific predictions, the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free in the summer within a hundred years.
Polar bears cannot survive without sea ice and the US government said in February it would consider whether the bears should be protected under the Endangered Species Act."
This begs the question: How do polar bears survive in the zoo? And if they're such great creatures, why can they not survive with a slightly changing climate?
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Now, which of these two groups would be most likly politically motivated? Greenpeace is on a jihad against nuclear reactors. The UN may have some leniancy for Russia, but not to this degree.
Its greenpeace inflating the state of fear again.
Monday, April 17, 2006
What is also pretty unfair is the way our tax system works.
If you haven't looked at this, you should. Its an excellent break down of the tax code, and very easy to understand.
The top 50% of the country, they pay more then 90% of the taxes. Not fair or right at all.
Breakdown (And yes, it is Rush limbaugh. Sorry carey.)
Saturday, April 15, 2006
'You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it,' said General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards and among the regime's most powerful figures.
'The Americans know better than anyone that their troops in the region and in Iraq are vulnerable. I would advise them not to commit such a strategic error,' he told reporters on the sidelines of a pro-Palestinian conference in Tehran."
Yeah, typical hogwash from an imperial regiem trying to avoid a revolution from the inside, while acting tough on the outside.
But what is so disturbing is this line:
" "I would advise them to first get out of their quagmire in Iraq before getting into an even bigger one," General Safavi said with a grin."
Wonder where the get the idea its quagmire? Democrates, Liberals, and the MSM, an unholy alliance of anti americanism. If the dissedents in america can say it, why not our enemies?
And if we needed a reminder:
""If there is serious doubt over the Holocaust, there is no doubt over the catastrophe and Holocaust being faced by the Palestinians," said the president, who had previously dismissed as a "myth" the killing of an estimated six million Jews by the Nazis and their allies during World War II.
"I tell the governments who support Zionism to ... let the migrants (Jews) return to their countries of origin. If you think you owe them something, give them some of your land," he said."
Friday, April 14, 2006
Taking the stand for the second time at his death-penalty trial, Moussaoui calmly and matter-of-factly said the sobbing Sept. 11 survivors and family members who testified against him were 'disgusting,' the testimony of one man who crawled out of his burning Pentagon office was 'pathetic,' and executed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is 'the greatest American.'
His cool demeanor was on display throughout his cross-examination. Moussaoui laughed when Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Spencer asked if he thought the United States was destined to fall. 'I know it,' he said. He stared at Spencer as the prosecutor inquired: 'You wake up every day to destroy the United States, don't you?'
'To the best of my ability,' Moussaoui responded."
He'll be killed. Good. I still think a public hanging is the best way, but we won't. Another good punishment is to stick him by an airport security line, and have everyone slap him after they wait in line for two hours.
Then kill him.
May God have mercy on his soul.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
With the country basking in national pride after regime scientists successfully enriched uranium to make nuclear fuel -- a milestone in its atomic drive -- officials pledged to move rapidly to industrial-scale work.
'When a people master nuclear technology and nuclear fuel, nothing can be done against them,' boasted armed forces joint chief of staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi.
Iran says its nuclear drive is purely peaceful, but uranium enrichment can be extended to make the fissile core of a bomb. The Security Council had set April 28 as a deadline for Tehran to halt the ultra-sensitive work. "
And in related news: Iran could produce a nuclear weapon in 16 days.
"Iran, defying United Nations Security Council demands to halt its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days, a U.S. State Department official said.
Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.
``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow."Wonder what Isreal's response will be? And how will Rice and Bush address this?
The time for a war with Iran is very, very near.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tucson police cited Roy Warden, 58, on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and reckless burning, and then released him, according to Sgt. Decio Hopffer.
Video footage shot Monday by police and the media showed Warden assaulting a TV cameraman and a photographer, Hopffer said. Because only one of the men pressed charges, there is only one assault charge.
Warden faces the criminal-damage charge for harm done to the concrete shuffleboard court where Warden's group was burning the Mexican flag, Hopffer said."
This is the original post on this
Sounds like petty, if viable charges. Now, if we can go arrest some clown for burning a flag, how about arresting 11 million criminals that came in from down south? And the millions that are at the rallys? There are bigger fish to fry.
In other News:
HE IS RISEN
Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.
``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow."
If this is true, God help us.
With Iran flatly ignoring the US, UK, and the UN, diplomatic solutions are not good. And with this immigration deal, we've got some major lack of attention to this issue.
I know our military is capable of dealing with this threat, but only if they are unleashed by the politicians.
I personally think/hope that Iran is not that close, but the time to deal with this problem is very, very soon.
Hey, this is really old. I thought I posted it, but it was a draft.
Five of the biggest myths include:
1) The U.S. Defense Department is unable to recruit enough military personnel to defend the country and its interests abroad.
2) Critical combat arms units are not being filled.
3) The military will accept any warm body and any dull brain it can get its hands on.
4) American minorities (and those from lower income urban areas) are suffering disproportionately higher losses on the battlefield.
5) Female soldiers are fighting in offensive ground combat operations."
Good read. He goes on to refute each of the above points.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Border Guardians, a group formed along the Arizona border to speak out against the estimated thousands of illegal immigrants that enter the U.S. every day through the Tucson sector, led the protest.
“Flags are symbols of government, not of people,' shouted Roy Warden, as a member of his group, Border Guardians, set foot to the Mexican Flag."
Hm. Don't know what to think of this.
See the protests in dallas? Take that LA, you ain't the only area with a bunch of crimminals!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Global Warming & Fearmongering:
According to many, the main problem facing today's world is manmade global warming, or eve just plain darned natural global warming and how the ice caps are melting, the rainforests are getting to much rain, and the ski slopes are .5 degrees warmer. Much of the public belief in this is thanks to the fearmongering, both in the media, and the evirofacist groups. Here are some samples.
"In an issue of the journal Science focusing on global warming, climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona reported that if global trends continue, Earth could ultimately see sea levels 20 feet higher than they are now.
By the end of this century, Earth would be at least 4 degrees F (2.3 degrees C) warmer than now, or about as hot as it was nearly 130,000 years ago.
Back then, significant portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets melted, pushing the global sea levels to about 20 feet higher than current levels.
A similarly dramatic, and in some cases catastrophic, rise in ocean levels could happen by the year 2500, Overpeck said in a telephone interview, but he noted it could come sooner."
Gee, this sounds awful.
"A technological revolution is needed if the world is to tackle climate change, Tony Blair said yesterday.
During a visit to New Zealand, the prime minister said hi-tech innovations in the private sector were vital in tackling the problems of security of energy supply and rising greenhouse gases.
He also told a climate change conference in Wellington that Britain wanted to exceed its commitments under the international Kyoto agreement on climate change.
The much-delayed climate change review, published by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs yesterday, predicted that carbon emissions would be reduced to only 15% or 18% of 1990 levels, instead of the 20% promised. High economic growth and the rise in global energy prices were blamed."
Odd isn't it, how world leaders are placing economic security of their country after that of the 'carbon dioxcide' emmissions? How economic growth and High energy prices were to blame? I thought low energy prices were to blame!!!
And now onto the nutcase showcase:
"Your favorite TV show has ended. You've just seen the ads for Lipitor and light beer, and here comes another:
"Tick. Tick. Massive heat waves.
One after another, the faces of small children appear.
Tick. Tick. Severe droughts.
The kids look serious, maybe even upset.
Tick. Go to www.fightglobalwarming.com. While there's still time."
Yikes - did some ad exec get lost on a horror movie set? Not quite.
Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense, has teamed with the Ad Council, which has challenged social norms with public service campaigns like "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no."
In a series of TV and radio spots that one publicist termed "edgy" - and that a global warming skeptic called "the ultimate triumph of propaganda over science" - the group is hoping to spawn a massive shift in social awareness that will send millions rushing to turn down their thermostats, inflate their car tires and recycle their plastic."Thats acctualy and extreamly well written article, and a great informative read. As for the ads, what are they supposed to be accomplishing? Another article about this.
A leftist page, with charts illustrating computer charts.
"No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth. Never mind what you've heard about global warming as a slow-motion emergency that would take decades to play out."
Yes, I did just consider Time a nutcase organization. It is. Read it! The fearmongering in that article is insane, as is the cover. "Be worried. Be very worried."
The Effects of all this fearmongering?
POLL: VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS (88%) THINK GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS FUTURE GENERATIONS
Sun Mar 26 2006 10:41:53 ET
Eighty-five percent (85%) of Americans say global warming is probably happening, according to a new TIME magazine/ABC News/Stanford University poll, out Sunday, March 26th. A vast majority of respondents (88%) think global warming threatens future generations. More than half (60%) say it threatens them a great deal. About four-in-ten (38%) feel that global warming is already a serious problem, 47% feel that it will be in the future. TIME's special 26-page cover story, 'Be Worried. Be Very Worried,' hits newsstands Monday, March 27th.
Half of Americans (52%) say weather patterns in the county where they live have grown more unstable in the last three years and half (50%) feel that average temperatures have risen in their county. A majority (70%) thinks weather patterns globally have become more unstable in the last three years and more than half (56%) feel average temperatures around the world have risen.
Almost half (49%) say the issue of global warming is 'extremely' or 'very important' to them personally, up from 31% in 1998. When asked about the causes of rise in the world's temperatures, about three-in-ten (31%) feel it is caused by the things people do, almost one fifth (19%) feel it is caused mostly by natural causes; almost half (49%) feel it is a combination of the two. Almost seven-in-ten (68%) Americans think the government should do more to address global warming, according to the poll. More than six-in-ten respondents (64%) think scientists disagree with one another about global warming.
Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say President George W. Bush's policies did little or nothing to help the environment in the past year. More than half (54%) feel American businesses did little or nothing to help. Three-quarters want to see Bush and others-Congress, American businesses and the American public-take action to help the environment in the year ahead. However, about one-third (35%) of Americans say that in the past year they have personally given a lot of thought to the impact they were having on the environment.
Six-in-ten Americans (62%) think much can be done to curb global warming and 52% favor government mandates. Six-in-ten (61%) say they would support a government mandate on lowering power plant emissions, and 87% support tax breaks to develop water, wind and solar power. Eighty-one percent oppose higher taxes on electricity, 68% oppose higher gasoline taxes and 56% oppose giving companies tax breaks to build nuclear power plants.
The partisan gap on global warming seems to be shifting, according to the poll. In 1998, 31% of Republicans and Independents alike were sure that global warming was happening; it was not a distant 39% among Democrats. Today, 46% of Democrats and 45% of Independents are certain, and 26% of Republicans feel that way, according to the TIME/ABC News/Stanford University poll."
Palm beach temps:
"Sunday morning's temperature was about 16 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year, forecasters said. The cool temperatures will return again Monday morning."
Rober D. Novak
"Basketball junkies watching March Madness on CBS March 19 may have been enticed by promotions for ''60 Minutes'' to stay tuned for a tale of impending global doom that the Bush administration was suppressing. A senior government scientist apparently risked his job to at long last reveal that only 10 years remained before global warming would ruin planet Earth. But the impression given on the broadcast did not square with reality..."
Gee, this sounds awful. One of the Best novels I've read is State of Fear by Michael Crichton. If you ever get the chance read it. A lot of science, interwoven with a great story.
Global temps, 2005.
Not one of the states list last year as the warmest year on record. If we're having such a problem, whats with this? Although many of the high temps are recent, most of them are from 1998, which was when we had el nino making so much havok.
While some warming is certainally occouring, how much is man made, and how much is natural? According to the same Ruerters article, "The climate warming we're in now is global and it's year-round and it's due to human influences on the climate system," he said. "That will be more damaging to the ice sheets than the that warming we had 130,000 years ago.". Question: Was man around 130,000 years ago during this warming trend? No. Is man around this time? Yes. Whats different? Nothing.
So this moves onto the next topic. Is global warming a bad thing? If the glaciers are melting, we've got more fresh water. Good thing. If the poles are melting, then they're just putting more water into the ocean, which is one of our most valuable reasources. If the tropics warm up, who cares? Just means more vacationers.
Ok, so in the event that global warming is a bad thing, we've got the next issue. Could we cause it, and can we stop it?
Heres a question. If we wanted to, how would we melt the poles? If we wanted to, how would we make the sea level rise? Quite simply, we couldn't. We could nuke the poles, but what would that accompish? Melting about 50 square miles of the poles, out of 2 entire contienents of them? And in the next several weeks, they would just refreeze.
How about the sea level? Considering 98% of the water in the world in salt water, we've got precious little fresh water to raise it with.
So if nukes can't melt the poles, we certainally aren't going to do it with cars and barbecue pits.
If we can't cause it, with our most powerful implements, then how else would we do it? Well, the answer generally comes in the form of greenhouse emissions, which is really code for Carbon dioxide. Well, how much CO2 is caused by nature, and how much is caused by mankind?
Volcanoes it spew forth 5x10^11 kg of CO2 per year. How much comes from all mankind? 17.6X10^12 kg of CO2, or slightly more then all the volcanoes. And volcanoes aren't the only ones that make CO2, termites and cows do as well, each of them more so then all cars in the world, combined. So mankind makes less then half of the greenhouse gases in this world. How can we be causeing the problems, an how much can we do to fix it?
I believe many of the global warming beleivers are exceedingly arogant, in thinking that man can change the entire world's enviroment, either for the better or worse. We cannot alter the cycle of the earths enviroment, and to think so it the hight of arrogance.
Much of the reason that envromental groups have latched onto this, is to have an excuse to try to halt industrial production, which for some reason, they are on a crusade against.
If you've read this far, thats incredible. :D Love to see the comments.
FOXNews.com - Italy Thwarts Subway, Church Terror Attacks - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News
'There was a terrorist project that was to be carried out in our country and the monitoring and prevention action of our forces allowed us to thwart it,' Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu told the Apcom and ANSA news agencies. His office later confirmed the comments to The Associated Press.
Pisanu, who spoke to the agencies while in Sardinia to address a political rally, said the plot involved seven people. Three people have been expelled from Italy, two have been arrested, one was under surveillance and one was at large, ANSA reported."
Wonder why they're going after italy. Good save, Italy.
Monday, April 03, 2006
RELATED: How federal spending has climbed since 2001
There are no signs that the trend is about to turn around. The House Budget Committee last week rejected a proposal that would require spending hikes to be offset by cuts in other spending or by tax increases.
This week, the House is scheduled to debate the $2.8 trillion budget for 2007, which projects an additional $3 trillion of debt in the next five years.
The Sept. 11 attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Gulf Coast hurricanes account for only part of the increased spending.
Other factors: the biggest military buildup in decades, domestic spending, and the rise of benefits for the elderly, poor and disabled."
Some terrible budget descions: Education bill, farm bill, Medicare, Katrina aid.
He's tried to fix it: Social Security, tax code.
What he's done right: 8% Military Buildup, Homeland security, and Tax Cuts.