Monday, March 29, 2004
which is why I think impending Islamic prophecies may be a hopeful sign more than a sign of trouble.
There's nothing like a bunch of sure-fire prophecies that don't come true to start people thinking. And it would surely be nice if some of the Mid-Eastern civilian killers started using their heads - maybe even their hearts, too - for a change.
Unfortunately nearly all the predictions can be brought about by human interference. However, I'm very, very confident that IF Jesus and Mahdi appear at the same time, they won't be fighting on the same side.
See, this: 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. just doesn't mesh with using kids as bomb bags.
I'd like to ask if everyone who drops by is having trouble leaving comments, but if you are, how can you say so?
"This is about making you think." Ye gads, like we haven't heard that before. They can't even think up an original excuse for being f***heads anymore? They just trot out the same old fallacies that were trite in their grandmother's day?!?
For pity's sake, you can click on a picture of it. It's not even well done technically!! It looks like something out of sister Suzie's seventh grade sewing class! and she got a C-.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb*; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation**.
*Except for civil suits, where you can be tried over and over and the standard of proof is very low.
**Unless your neighbor's kid drops 1/2 a marijuana joint in your car and you don't even know it; in that case, the cops can confiscate your vehicle without due process or compensation.
Looks like you can blame me instead:
You are Form 3, Unicorn: The Innocent.
"And The Unicorn knew she wasn't meant to
go into the Dark Wood. Disregarding the advice
given to her by the spirits, Unicorn went
inside and bled silver blood.. For her
misdeed, the world knew evil."
Some examples of the Unicorn Form are Eve
(Christian) and Pandora (Greek).
The Unicorn is associated with the concept of
innocence, the number 3, and the element of
Her sign is the twilight sun.
As a member of Form 3, you are a curious
individual. You are drawn to new things and
become fascinated with ideas you've never come
in contact with before. Some people may say
you are too nosey, but it's only because you
like getting to the bottom of things and
solving them. Unicorns are the best friends to
have because they are inquisitive.
Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Courtesy Classical Values, who also has a very cool photo posted.
Friday, March 26, 2004
because I'm in the mode for lots and lots of people to visit and link to me and leave comments, but I don't really feel like writing anything worth reading, or even typing.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
From Maxine (Shoebox Greetings) come these words of wisdom:
Any woman can have the body of a 21 year old. Of course, she may have to buy him a few drinks first.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
I'm sure you've heard about Mr. Kerry's little snowboarding incident and the style, grace and aplomb with which he handled it.
You may also be aware that Mr. Kerry has acquired a reputation (and even his own stamps!) for being a tad - uh - flexible on his positions, based apparently on his mood, who's listening and what's popular amongst the moonbats.
Now how do you turn a wishy-washy, arrogant gigilo into something comforting and appealing? Why, you give it a makeover and a good slogan! You market it. So here we go.
First, let's work on that physical image. Instead of a horse's face, maybe it's more . . bovine. Let's use the image of a bull here, to conjure up some masculinity. Yes, I know he looks exactly like Mr.Ed, but work with me here. He has the eyes of a cow, right? Ok, we've got him associated with the bovine element. Now add a new slogan:
We bulls wobble, but we don't fall down!
Don't thank me, DNC! I'm always glad to help! Just have that check deposited directly to my account.
update If you are too young to remember the jingle and 'get it,' for pity's sake keep it to yourself. No need to rub it in, ya gol durn whippersnappers!
The Back Road Blog has really been on a roll lately. Especially if you're from Minnesota, but even if you are not, ponder Ranges in Danger.
I'm not a gun nut by nature, myself. But I'm rather fond of the Bill of Rights. So I purchased a gun when the trampling of the Bill of Rights just got to be too much for me to stomach. Seth Waxman* was primarily responsible. If you like your rights (what's left of them!) buy a gun, learn how to use it. Do it while you still can. If you wait until you have to, it'll be too late. You want your kids and grandkids to grow up oppressed? No rights? Tossed about by the government like so much flotsam and jetsam in the sea of life? Of course you don't!
Anyway, B.A.G. Day is just around the corner. Maybe the Easter Bunny will leave a nice, shiney 1911a in your basket, or perhaps that giant colored egg in your back yard contains an AR15 (the little eggs contain ammo, natch!); but to be on the safe side, buy one yourself. Then go to the local range and get some lessons!
Do it . . For The Children!
* In a contract, a word has the same meaning throughout the entire document. It just does, by convention, it must. Take Waxman's definition of 'people' and apply it to the entire US Constitution. I'll wait here . . . . . .
Ready? yeah, that's what I said. See you at the range.
Saturday, March 20, 2004
In searching for remote speakers and megaphones, I somehow stumbled on Honest Reporting, a website that tracks media pro-palestinian bias. Reuters got the 2003 Dishonest Reporting award, with AP a close runner-up.
Also of interest was What is Bias, which includes this list:
Here are the "7 Violations of Media Objectivity":
1. Misleading definitions and terminology.
2. Imbalanced reporting.
3. Opinions disguised as news.
4. Lack of context.
5. Selective omission.
6. Using true facts to draw false conclusions.
7. Distortion of facts.
Discussion of about half the above follows, including this particularly damning example from (surprise!) the New York Times.
EXAMPLE: The New York Times subtly altered its reference to the Temple Mount, which unbiased historians have always acknowledged was the site of two Holy Jewish Temples. In apparent deference to Palestinian leaders who claim that no Jewish Temple ever stood on the Jerusalem hill toward which Jews have prayed for millennia, The Times began appending the phrase to include "which the Arabs call the Haram al Sharif."
Then, a few weeks later, The Times referred to "the Temple Mount, which Israel claims to have been the site of the First and Second Temple." It was no longer established historical fact -- but a mere "claim." Then, in a subsequent article, The Times described Israeli troops as having "stormed the Haram, holiest Muslim site in Jerusalem, where hundreds of people were at worship." No mention whatsoever of its status as the "Temple Mount" or the single holiest Jewish site.
I happened on this thread a little late (a week after I bought my latest revolver! of course!) but I'm going to buy a decent flashlight and check it out anyway. Without futher ado, here is How to tell if a revolver is any good.
If you're going to a gun show this weekend, maybe you want to read this thread first. Do as I say, gentle reader, not as I did.
Then you can pick up a holster here. What do you think of the carjacker crossdraw?
A poster at The High Road warned me that gun owners end up with a holster:gun ratio of about 6:1. Sounds about right.
Friday, March 19, 2004
1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
Chocolate and coffee!!
2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
Maybe coffee and coffee pots. Or maybe orchids, epiphytes and tillandsia.
3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be?
Well, given this:
You're The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
by Douglas Adams
Considered by many to be one of the funniest people around, you are quite an entertainer. You've also traveled to the far reaches of what you deem possible, often confused and unsure of yourself. Life continues to jostle you around like a marble, but it's shown you so much of the world that you don't care. Wacky adventures continue to lie ahead. Your favorite number is 42.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
|Which Classic Book Are You?|
|Book:||Homer's The Iliad.|
|Synopsis:||The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.|
|Excerpt:||Thus then were the Achaeans hemmed in at their ships, calling out to one another and raising their hands with loud cries every man to heaven. Nestor of Gerene, tower of strength to the Achaeans, lifted up his hands to the starry firmament of heaven, and prayed more fervently than any of them. 'Father Jove,' said he, 'if ever any one in wheat-growing Argos burned you fat thigh-bones of sheep or heifer and prayed that he might return safely home, whereon you bowed your head to him in assent, bear it in mind now, and suffer not the Trojans to triumph thus over the Achaeans.'|
|Which Classic Book Are You?|
AND this: (shamelessly re-posted from January)
'Tis a great mystery, but somehow you have come to
belong in Jane Eyre; a random world of love,
kindness, madness, bad luck and lunatic
ex-wives. There really isn't much to say about
the place you belong in. It's your place, and
though it seems far from reality largly due to
how random the events are, you seem to enjoy
it. You belong in a world where not too many
people understand you, and where you can be
somewhat of a recluse.
Which Classic Novel do You Belong In?
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Whatever the genre, it's clear that the plot line will be heavily influenced by some whacky fates that like to toy with the main character.
4. ...ran a school, what would you teach?
I wish I could teach the whole wide world to understand and appreciate declaratory and restrictive clauses.
5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
Probably bad music. I am not renowned for my musical skills.
Digression: I was going to boast and say "HA HA! I beat Classical Values to quiz day, but I see Eric has been spending time on something a little more serious. Take a gander at Crushing of Dissent. Superb, as usual. I guess I'll just settle for being comic relief.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Hey! A Frenchman, and an artist, who doesn't like civilian-killing terrorists!!! Too bad he's crazy as a jaybird. Still, with a little therapy, he might be turned into an actual man, instead of french one.
Speaking of which, Peter Pan ISO Tinker Bell. boy, this page made me do a double-take. For all of that, he's probably a pretty nice person, tho clearly on the new age airhead side of life. But 50 year old men should not use 'kewl,' and they should be able to snake a toilet. I had a hard time picturing Peter at the plumbing.
Courtesy Coyote at the Dog Show comes this link to a Calgary Sun article on some moron smuggling alligators into Canada.
"A man has been arrested after customs agents seized four rare baby American alligators being allegedly smuggled into Canada stuffed inside a driver's jacket."
Rare? Never had rare alligator. I've had it deep-fried and breaded, though. Frankly, it's tough, bland and greasy. I like to eat it every now and then anyway, just to show those alligators what-fer.
There are well over a million alligators in Florida. It is safe to assume that every body of fresh water contains alligators. We lose two-year olds to alligators on occasion - maybe three children in a bad year.
Parents, don't let your children play unattended in fresh water!
& for pity's sake, would you tourists please stop feeding them! It is not nice, to teach an alligator to associate the human smell with food.
If you are truly so daft as to want an alligator in your home
I cannot but help draw attention to the "Be aware of alligators" recommendations list on the right-hand side.
" If attacked, raise a ruckus and a fight. "Resist as best you can," says Henry Cabbage, spokesman for Florida's wildlife commission. "Any predator favors prey it can easily overcome." '
Too bad for this woman that Australia has become so anti-defense. A gun would probably have been most helpful in raising that ruckus recommended by Henry Cabbage.
"Neighbors said they have been terrorized in recent years by a mob of around 50 kangaroos that live in a nearby area."
"Any predator favors prey it can easily overcome." Thank you, Mr. Cabbage, I'll be quoting you on that.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
The inimitable Publicola has been tracking mean-spirited foolishness at The Fort Wayne News Sentinel.
I sent them an email, although they may not care what I think since I don't live in Indiana. I TRIED to be nice, and mature and responsible, really and truly I did.
"Please refrain from any more publishing of the names and other information of concealed carry permit holders.
Much information is available to those who wish to search for it, but the mere fact that information is available doesn't automatically make it newsworthy, nor does mere newsworthiness make publishing that information ethical.
For instance, I could probably find out where you lived, how much you paid for your house, how much property tax you pay, what kind of debts you owe, etc. The mere fact that I can doesn't mean that I should, and it certainly doesn't mean I should publish that information.
this doesn't sound like a threat, really, does it? It's meant more as an illustration.
Additionally, you have an ethical responsibility to not needlessly put people in danger. I assure you, some of those people with concealed permits need to carry a gun. The women trying to lay low from an abusive ex most emphatically do not need YOU to provide their names and addresses for all the world to see. Indeed, the women who are trying to lay low, but who have not obtained a permit, may be endangered most of all. You'll make it that much easier for a stalker to find out that his stalkee is not taking steps to protect herself.
Possibly your paper, like many other forms of 'Big Media,' is prejudiced and fearful of the gun-owner. I know many of you see us as monsters. I urge you to do the following:
(1) Compare crime statistics of legal gun owners Vs the general population. Unless Fort Wayne is an aberration, you will see that legal gun owners, who are willing to jump through all the hoops required for CCW, are more law-abiding than average.
(2) Go to a gun range. Take a course. Meet with us. None of us will bite you, and many of us even bathe on a regular basis!
(3) Remember - those people who have applied for concealed carry are helping to protect ALL of you, simply by giving criminals that queasy feeling "Is my victim armed, or is she not? How easy is my target?" Simple economics, right? The more something costs, the less likely people will buy it. Concealed weapons carriers ratchet up the cost of crime.
As for the 'dangers' of a child in a home with guns - well, is there bleach in your home? Are there buckets in your home? How about a bathtub? How well are the children raised? Do they know enough to behave themselves, or do they run wild in other's homes? Other people's children have indeed come into my home, sauntered into my bedroom and started prying through my dresser drawers. I can only tell you that these children and their parents are told to leave and not invited back. There was no gun for the kids to find - that's not the point. There were certainly scissors, needles, cleaning supplies and so forth which kids can get into trouble with, but more importantly the children themselves were trouble due to lazy parenting. I do not mean to be offensive, but sometimes truth is unpleasant.
& I know this will irritate many, but it's true. Some children are simply brats, accidents waiting to happen
Please stop publishing information on concealed carry permit holders. It is neither fair, nor wise, nor kind, nor sensible."
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
The Angry Gun Owners Association is a reality. Kudos to Frank J. for the inspiration and to whoever set up the AGOA site.
boos and hisses for all the durn popups, though.
Update: I am irresponsible and immature. Does that mean I can get away with telling people I'm a sweet young thing?
Update II: Popups are indeed gone!
Monday, March 15, 2004
There is nothing in the least bit humorous about the Europeeing Union having meetings on terrorism; nevertheless I couldn't help laughing hysterically when I read it. Europe has already taken its stand. They don't give a hoot about terrorism so long as it doesn't affect anyone they personally know, nor interfere with their leisure time. If perchance they are directly affected, they will give and give and give, hoping to divert the crocodile.
Well, I expect some of the higher placed EU politicians will get a free meal out of the atrocity inflicted on Spain.
Hope they choke on it.
Well, okay. You're going to surrender to the Islamofascists and pull your support for US policies. You think that will make the terrorists happy. It will, but it won't sate their appetite.
Still, just for the sake of argument, let's assume it's Spain's taking a stand against 21st century terrorism that 'made' the terrorists hit Madrid. You've capitulated, very good.
Now, what about the other grudge they have against you? Remember Andalusia? Osama does, if you do not.
So . . anybody wanna go in with me on a new business, exporting burkhas to Spain? I foresee a fresh, untapped market.
Sunday, March 14, 2004
Two Nervous Dogs points to an article containing fresh terrorist threats.
These people are such damned fools. Even if they win, they lose. All that energy just to make hell on earth, when they're going to see hell anyway when they die. They may as well wait patiently.
It's irritating that there's next to nothing the average galoot can do. I just get colder and grimmer.
If Kerry does get the presidency, it will interesting to see just what form his negotiations take. The terrorists want the deaths of jews, christian, hindus, atheists, and then they'll start working on all the muslims that aren't muslim enough. so what shall we do? Offer them, say, half the jews, 3/4 the christians, and 2/5 the hindus? O yeah, that'll work. Let's offer them Kerry first. He's so wishy-washy he'll probably count as a christian AND an atheist.
Saturday, March 13, 2004
So maybe I can't code this stupid blog. Bow to me anyway, because:
You are the grammar Fuhrer. All bow to your
authority. You will crush all the inferior
people under the soles of your jackboots, and
any who question your motives will be
eliminated. Your punishment is being the bane
of every other person's existence, because
you're constantly contradicting stupidity.
Everyone will be gunning for you. Your dreams
of a master race of spellers and grammarians
frighten the masses. You must always watch your
back. If only your power could be used for good
instead of evil.
What is your grammar aptitude?
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I sorta wish they'd referenced some other thug, though. This quiz is rated 'M' for mature. Why?
Your and Innocent Unicorn! Innocent Unicorns are
very pure and good. They are the rarest of
types and sadly, are being hunted. Thats
because an Innocent Unicorn horn once removed
from the head, is worth alot of money, and if
left in holy water for a day, will turn into
diamond. Young Innocent Unicorns always stay
close to their mothers, and always will stand
by there side even when they grow. Innocent
Unicorns are said to be the friends of angels
and can dance on moonbeams. Innocent unicorns
represnt virginty, goodness, pureness, and
love. They always value friendship, and
familly, and are facinated by humans. Innocent
unicorns are shy, but if friends for someone,
its a friend to the end.
What kind of Unicorn are you? (With beautiful pictures)
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Gotta hook the writer of this quiz up with the writer of the previous quiz . . .
I have no idea how to fix this !#$@# template. Sorry about the scary colors.
How can I figure out which line is 380??
We apologize for the inconvenience. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment IV has been shot to hell by the Asset Forfeiture laws.
Friday, March 12, 2004
If I have said nothing regarding Madrid, it is only because I have nothing to say that can begin to express what's felt.
What is the point of expressing anything anyway? We cannot bring back the dead, only do our best to prevent future dead - and that is only to continue along the course already chosen.
A little girl who was born 7 months ago paid the final price - according to reports, partially for something that happened several centuries before she was born. This baby was only one of many innocents.
Justice? The persons who would do this dare to speak the name of justice?
I am beginning to believe that some humans are born without souls.
We will stay the course.
Mar 15 update: Alone, if need be.
for the lazy blogger!
1. What was the last song you heard?
Some symphony by Ravel, but I don't recall which one.
2. What were the last two movies you saw?
Pirates of the Caribbean, and does Sherlock Holmes (Russian version) count? I'm tellin' ya, this is the best Sherlock ever! The script writers actually, like you know, read the book.
3. What were the last three things you purchased?
gun, holster and chinese food.
4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
1) Mail a birthday present marked 'Do not open until May 3rd.' tee hee hee.
2) See if the Russian exhibition is still at the local museum
3) mow the lawn!!!
4) do laundry.
5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
Work people. Lots of yacking at work.
It's Quiz Day at Classical Values.
You're A Vestigial Racist!
What Kind of Racist are You?
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Gol durned vestigials!! Next thing ya know, they'll be wantin' to vote and bear arms!
He also linked to a Superhero quiz. It comes with pictures, but I've no idea how to include it. Anyway:
Your Superhero Identity For Today Is:
Name: Blaze Gal
Secret Identity: Marie Persnickety
Special Power: Walk through walls
Transportation: Alien Bicycle
Weapon: Lightning Rifle
Costume: String Gauntlets
Sidekick: Hop-a-long Cassie
Nemesis: John the Elder
Tragic Flaw: Fear of peanut butter
Favorite Food: Cashews
Looks like this blonde bombshell will be supporting Bush over Kerry.
"I'm a public figure and sometimes it worries me. I often drive alone in my Ferrari or Porsche. I take my sail boat out with Ken and our friends most weekends and we're often far from anyone. This concerns me. So I took self defense classes from Paxton Quigley, a well known firearms instructor."
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Alphecca's been staying on guns and off the gay marriage issue, but Thursday he wrote an Alternate Universe post that somehow made me feel better. I liked this in particular:
"We don't WANT to be like heterosexuals. Our sexuality sets us apart."
yeah. What Jeff said, or rather what his imaginary alternate Andrew Sullivan said. That's how I feel about homosexuals.
Whatever happened to Connie Milstein?
"Connie Milstein, who has contributed $402,000 to the Democrats in this election and hosted a fund-raiser for Al Gore in her opulent Park Avenue apartment, was caught by a Wisconsin TV station giving homeless people packs of cigarettes to vote for Democrats." . . .
"Milstein, 54, was asked to leave Milwaukee."
Raven Wood has a Leftovers Post which includes a link to yet another article on Kerry's vile attempts to succeed at the theft Gore couldn't pull off.
"I don't think we ought to have any vote cast in America that cannot be traced and properly recounted," he said. "I intend to ask this legal team to do that, and we will identify those districts where people have had trouble voting in the past."
This is as pretty a setup as I hope to see.
* Electronic voting machines do not allow for recounts
* The counties that had trouble in the past are democrat counties, with democrat election supervisors.
*Florida spent massive sums re-doing its voting techniques. We can't afford to do it again.
*The 2002 elections had problems only in Broward, Brevard and Palm Beach - democrat counties. Reno started to sue McBride (FL democrat governer primary) and was squelched by the DNC.
* A late-game challenge to Florida by the dems could result in all Florida's votes being thrown out by the courts.
Is today's Florida state legislature as gutsy as the year 2000's?
I'm telling ya - this is a deliberate setup by the dems to throw the electoral process into the wastebasket.
Is the RNC paying attention? Is anyone?
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
I just had a horrible thought. To any thinking person, who has read and understood the constitution and the US election process, the claims of dems that 2000 was somehow stolen are simple, barefaced lies. Being a Floridian from Chicago, I could see them taking lessons from the Daley voting machine to apply in Brevard, Broward, and Palm Beach. Reno, a fine specimen of the Clinton administration, tried the dem methods again in 2002 in the democrat primaries. I know the dems will manufacture false charges in 2004, just like the sun will rise in the east.
The result is, that even if the Republicans do something really bad, I may not believe it at this point. I'm accustomed to brushing off democrat cries like a horse brushes away flies. The dem party has simply lied to me once too often.
yikes. Something to guard against .
Look what I found on his website:
"The American people have not consented to being ruled by foreign powers or tribunals, and their elected representatives have an obligation to ensure that America’s courts do not impose this rule upon them,” said Rep. Feeney. "America’s sovereignty and the integrity of our legal process should not be threatened by a jurisprudence predicated upon laws and judicial decisions alien to our Constitution and our system of self-government."
Ya'll write your rep and tell them you support Feeney's Reaffirmation of American Independence Resolution.
He's my hero.
This rather dull post was inspired by John Kerry, who is already preparing for the unethical and wasteful assault on the 2004 election.
I'm so sorry - you are probably as fed up with the whole mess as I am. But Kerry, who served in Vietnam and can't give it a rest, won't give the election a rest either, whether he wins or not. The dems are definitely revving up to feed us more horseshit. I want this posted before they start shoveling, in the hopes of preparing for what lies ahead.
Charges of Racism at the Polls
I just received my Florida voter's registration card. We get a new one about every year. It comes with instructions:
1. YOU MUST VOTE IN THE PRECINCT WHERE YOU RESIDE. Local residence determines your voting precinct and districts.
2. BRING PHOTO AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION TO THE POLLS.
3. ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION NEEDED? CALL (813) 272-5854.
4. A copy of your signature is maintained in the voter registration records so we can verify changes to your file or verify your signature on a petition or absentee ballot. If your signature changes, you can request a form to update your signature by calling (813) 272-5820 or sending an e-mail request to: email@example.com
Bold print reproduced from the original. These helpful instructions are also printed in spanish. They will also be posted at the voting polls. In addition, they are posted on the election supervisor's website. In short, it is nearly impossible for any semi-interested voter to avoid seeing them. This was true in the gubernatorial elections of 2002 and in the presidential elections of 2000 as well.
Nevertheless, item 2. above was used by the Democrat party to incite charges of racism during the 2000 election. Their reasoning was that black people who weren't permitted to vote due to a lack of proper identification were discriminated against. If I am to accept their basic premise, I must also be prepared to believe that blacks are inherently stupider than whites. It will take more than lawsuits filed by pampered democrat trial lawyers to convince me that skin color makes one incapable of remembering to carry proper identification.
Charges of Republican Chicanery at select counties
The counties with the most voting problems in 2000 and again in 2002 were:
All four of these counties are mainly democrat. All four had democrat election supervisors. Three of the four (Broward, Palm Beach and Brevard) had problems again in the 2002 democratprimaries. Jeb Bush finally got fed up and tried to fire at least one of the supervisors. He was met with racism charges. Every single other county got it right; Broward, Brevard and Palm Beach blew it. Firing someone for incompetence is not racism.
Charges of Voting technique irregularites
Aka the famous hanging chads. There will be no chads in 2004; all Florida voting is now electronic. I am sure the democrats will manufacture other charges, such as rigged voting machines. I don't recall whether or not these machines provide a receipt. If so, all Floridians need to keep 'em. Look for a last minute challenge to the machines themselves, too late to actually allow anything to be done in accordance with Florida law.
Those are my main predictions for the 2004 election: Attention will once again be focused on Florida, with Brevard, Broward and Palm Beach being the offending counties, and the focus will be on mainly on the new machines, with a little racism thrown in for spice.
Florida was extremely fortunate to have Tom Feeney as head of the Florida State Legislature during the 2000 fiasco. The democrat party was trying to get the entire state of Florida blocked from participating in the election. However, per the constitution, in an emergency such as the dems tried to create, the legislature can select and send the electoral voters. Feeney called a special session and the legislature was kept sitting around in Tallahassee, waiting for court results . . if Fl was thrown out, the legislature was ready to step in. Tom Feeney will forever be my hero for reading and enforcing the consitution. He actually read it to the FL state legislature - here's the instructions, boys, and this is what we're going to do.
Anyway, keep an eye peeled. It's coming.
BTW, this is a short post on all the crap that was pulled, and on how many times the dems actually lost in 2000, and on how many ways they tried to rig the election. I got more . . lots more . . but this should be enough for any thinking person (which seems to exclude the democrat base).
I didn't even vote for Bush, but I recognize theft when it happens under my nose, and that is what the dems tried and what they will try again.
Update: Jeff at Alphecca and Kathy from On the Third Hand are also on it.
Michelle at A Small Victory is the bearer of excellent news. Abbu Abbas is dead!
He was captured in "no terrorist ties" Iraq. I was initially uneasy with our entry into the Iraq war when it started. The capture of Abbas eased all my concerns and fears, and the discovery of mass graves clinched my support. If ever there was a vile, cold-hearted fiend from the darkest depths of hell, Abbas was that fiend.
May Leo Klinghoffer and his wife finally rest in peace.
Monday, March 08, 2004
Burnt Fuse, fellow blogger and Pre10tious Twit, found this quiz:
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
"I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't
You are a type A personality. You like bright
things, you don't call in sick to work, and you
have devastating opinions about art.
Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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Not so sure about the Type A, but I do like bright, shiny things and I don't call in sick to work. My opinions about art are eminently sensible; to the parasitic modern artist sucking at the government teat, I suppose they could be devastating, except such creatures are too arrogant and narcissistic to worry about the opinions of the plebs that involuntarily support them anyway.
Sunday, March 07, 2004
I missed you!
So what's new? I've been working . . actually, it was okay, very busy with some late nights but it's been satisfactory work for a change. I feel like some things were actually accomplished. It's a nice change.
I've still not seen The Passion because (a) the theater says 'reserved special seating' or something, so I take it the local churches still have it locked up, and (b) I won't go to AMC theaters, they're a bunch of gun-grabbing goofs, and (c), just between you, me, and the Internet, I'm a little scared to. I'm not sure I want to realize the sacrifice that was made to wash away my sins because, honestly and ashamedly, I enjoy my sins (well, some of 'em). I also don't like surrendering control. I want what I want, when I want it . . . and from all I hear, it will be very difficult to rationalize that inherent self-centeredness in the middle of that particular movie. It is interesting (to me, anyway) is how the discussion around it has inspired such introspection . . .
same subject, lighter side: Most comments have either been from heavy-duty christians or from frothing christophobes. I'd been wondering what the in-betweens thought about. Here's what going on with some of my long-distance in-between friends:
A bunch of them are going to see it, but they won't let Cindy come with them, because Cindy has been known to vomit while watching gore. Then they said, ok, Cindy can go but she has to drive her own car and bring her own plastic bag to throw up in. Fran was not going to go at all, but she changed her mind when she heard Cindy was going, because Fran wants to see Cindy throw up. That is apparently the only reason Fran is going.
Interesting, what motivates people, isn't it? Poor Mel Gibson, I hope he never finds out. Don't be telling him . . shhhhh.
I got a new haircut, a new lipstick, and a new (used) gun. The haircut is pretty funny - anybody remember the old Barbie with the bubble cut? That's what I got. It actually looks pretty good, we'll see if I can keep it up. I think I have to hang by my ankles while blow-drying, then pour on a gallon or two of hairspray. The lipstick is coppery, and the gun is a .357 S&W Lady Smith, 5-shot. It came with rosewood grips, but they threw in a rubber set that looks and feels pretty nice. Also got two holsters for it, one on-the-waistband and one shoulder holster. I wish to goodness someone would make a waist holster that can be put directly onto jeans without breaking the fingernails; I simply don't wear a belt very often. The holster guy seemed to think I was nuts for wanting a shoulder holster, but I think it will be comfortable and accessible. Tank top & a jacket, with the gun under the arm, and my blue jeans . . theoretically it will work out. The shoulder holster is on order. I'll let you know how it works out when I get it.
& I have some unfinished thoughts in some of my earlier posts, I know. On income tax and my imaginary friends - frankly, I am tired of doing income tax returns. Suffice it to say, I don't believe there is either a marriage penalty or a marriage benefit. If you have reason to believe differently, please send me the link showing where you've worked out the returns. Otherwise, I shall greet all cries of penalty/benefits with a screech "Myth! Myth!"
My other unfinished post was on gay marriage. Earlier I was just giving some background, leading to my conclusion, which is:
There is no such thing as a right to marriage. Marriage, as recognized by the state, is an acknowledgement that marriage is a simplified contract between a man and a woman. Protection and enforcement of contracts IS a task that we, the people, have delegated to the government. Gays are well within their rights requesting that the state honor any contracts they sign up for. Gay folks need to decide what they actually want in the form of permanent, same-sex unions. Then petition their government for a short-cut contract similar to that of marriage, by all means. Make a list, check it twice, discuss it amongst yourselves, and will the adults in the gay community please come to the table with a workable solution? Or are you trying to avoid that discussion, and if so, why?
Mangling the english language, and tryanny by two-bit city mayors, are not on the table. They are not negotiable points. Full Stop.
Serenity is having a conniption fit over John Big Ketchup Kerry. She is absolutely correct in all she says, but me, I've given up arguing with idiots. I'm having more fun lately agreeing with them. "Yes, the war is Iraq was wrong. Let's make amends . . let's put Saddam back in power. There's no harm in a man who would gouge out a baby's eye to make its parent talk. We need to reinstate those $25,000 payments to the families of suicide bombers, too. er . that'll come out of your pocket, right?
Let's release the Achille Lauro guys. Heck, so they pushed an old man in wheelchair off a cruise ship. So what? There are almost 300 million Americans; and plenty of old folks, to go around. It's not like Americans are an endangered species, like the spotted owl or something.
& I don't see why they shouldn't attack american cities if they want to, so long as they stick to places like Berkley, CA in the future. "
Oddly, the above statements don't win me friends in the liberal community. They seem to sort of shy away . . and yet, if that is not what they meant to say, it is certainly what their saying means.